What I'm Watching, or Reading, or Listening To

First Assignment of the 015 Research Papers
The Artist, a silent movie
How It All Began,
a novel by Penelope Lively
Death Comes to Pemberly,
a novel by P.D. James--what happens to the Darcys after the first novel ends
Dead Poets Society,
movie with Robin Williams
The Tree of Life,
whoo-boy, what a weird flick
The Shop Around the Corner,
with James Stewart--the original to the MegRyanTomHanks remake
Breakfast at Tiffany's
(finally watched it)
The Help,
the movie--good, but I liked the book better
The First Grader,
a movie about an elderly man in Africa who insists on his right to go to school
an animated movie
loved the book and the movie's great, too
English 015 paragraphs
Sarah's Key
Florida Primary "victory" speeches from both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich
Crazy Stupid Love,
with  Steve Carell.  Eh.
Water for Elephants,
with Reese Witherspoon and the Twilight guy.  Pretty great flick, I have to say.
Downton Abbey,
Season Two
Craft in America,
Season 1, from PBS
Lord of the Rings,
all three movies
The King's Speech,
a wonderful movie--loved the soundtrack
Moon Over Manifest,
a novel by Claire Vanderpool
a movie that uses a quirky premise in order to justify nearly two hours of gratuitous violence.
Christmas catalogs
Becoming Jane,
a movie with Anne Hathaway.  A friend said it best: those Victorians had a hard time with commitment.
Poirot: Appointment with Death

Bill Cunningham New York,
a film about the reknowned fashion photographer
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,
by Lisa See
To Be Sung Underwater
by Tom McNeal
The Last Town on Earth, a novel by Thomas Mullen (superb)
Galore, a novel by Michael Crummey
Get Low, a movie (highly recommended)
Half the Sky, by Kristoff and WuDunn
The Master Quilter, by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Map of True Places, by Brunonia Barry (good start, eh finish)
Foyle's War (Seasons IV-VI)
The Weird Sisters, a novel by Elenor Brown (loved it!)
Foyle's War (Season III)
Foyle's War (Season II)
Temple Grandin, a movie (fine!)
The Bourne Ultimatum
Foyle's War (Season I)--Masterpiece Theater series set in WWII era
Doc Martin, BBC series (quirky)
Sweet Land, a movie (terrific)
Kings of Pastry, a movie
Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe (an audio book)
The Marriage Artist, by Andrew Winer
Take One Candle Light A Room, by Susan Straight
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson (I LOVED the audio book!)
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (again listened to as an audio book)
Monarch of the Glen, a BBC TV series about Glenbogle--a Scottish town/manor
The Number One Ladies Detective Agency, TV series (we're done with Season One!)
What Is Left the Daughter, by Howard Norman (I listened to it as an audio book--new experience)
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, a novel by Reif Larsen (really enjoyed this)
Shop Class as Soulcraft, a book by Matthew B. Crawford
The Very Thought of You, a novel by Rosie Alison (finalist for Britain's Orange Prize)
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, by Molly Wizenberg
Tinkers, Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Paul Harding--THIS WAS GREAT
An Education, a movie
Friendly Persuasion, a movie with Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire
To Have and To Hold, with Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall
The Blind Side, a movie with Sandra Bullock
Poirot: Cat Among the Pigeons
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion, a movie (prep for our trip this summer to Halifax)
Eat, Memory A collection of essays about food, Ed. Amanda Hesser
The September Issue, a movie about Vogue magazine and editor Anna Wintour
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, a book by Susan Jane Gilman (two thumbs up!!)
Desperate Characters, a novel by Paula Fox
Il Postino, a movie in Italian
The Academy Award Broadcast (while I graded some papers)
The Jane Austen Book Club, a movie
The Ladies Auxiliary, a novel by Tova Mirvis
The Olympics!!!
All the Kings Men, a movie about politics and politicking. We watched the original version in B&W.
Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery
Emma, from Masterpiece Classics.
Twilight, a movie from a 17-year old point of view, with much heaving, sighing, yearning faces and teenaged angst.
Valentino: The Last Emperor, a movie starring. . . Valentino.
Return to Cranford, streamed from PBS--hurry it ends soon!
Mamma Mia. A perfect movie if you're seven years old.
Julie/Julia, a movie with Meryl Streep (a birthday gift)
Poirot: Poirot's Christmas
Edward Scissorhands, a movie. It's one of those movies that you're glad you got on Netflix and didn't have to shell out real money to watch.
Atonement, by Ian McEwan
Gray Gardens, a movie with Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange--kind of weird, but compelling
Prime, a movie with Meryl Strepp (eh--not so great)
Poirot: Death on the Nile
Wit, a movie, starring Emma Thompson. A seven-handkerchief movie; hard to watch if you know someone with cancer, but oh, my.  Affecting and masterful.
The Painted Veil, a movie
Bridge to Terabithia, a movie
Poirot: Murder on the Links
Heat, by Bill Buford. Book about Buford's chef-oriented experiences.
My Life in France, by Julia Child
The Lake House, a movie with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. I'm still scratching my head over this one.
A Favorite Post from Confessing Evangelical, a website
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Danny Deckchair, a movie in which we made a mistake and watched the second half first, then watched the first half, second.
Poirot: Dumb Witness
A Room With a View, by E.M. Forster, the novel.
Night at the Museum, a movie
Listening Below the Noise, by Anne D. LeClaire. Existential navel-gazing.
Last Chance Harvey, a movie with Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.  Reminded me of my ex; I almost felt sorry for him.  Almost.
Poirot: After the Funeral
The Cider House Rules, a movie
The Day of the Jackal, a movie
Man on Wire, a movie
Forever Strong, a movie with cameos by our nephew, Jeremy Earl
Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan (yes! both books-done in summer!)
Collections of Nothing, by William Davies King
Seven Pounds, a movie that made me cry and cry
The Fifth Element, with Bruce Willis (but that's not why I watched it--Dave was out of town)
Mostly Martha, a movie.  I LOVE this movie.
Poirot: Hickory Dickory Dock
The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
Poirot: The Hollows
Poirot: Cards on the Table
Mrs. Brown, a movie with Judy Dench
Little Dorrit, a PBS series (Dave and I watched the B&W movie when we were dating)
Sunset Blvd, a movie with Gloria Swanson
The Railway Children, a movie
Witness for the Prosecution, with Marlene Dietrich
Bad Day at Black Rock, a movie with Spencer Tracy
The Visitor--recommended by Mom/Dad and now me--go watch it!
The Pelican Brief, a movie--an old favorite
It Happened One Night, with Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable
Poirot: Strange Happenings at Styles
A Lt. Lynley Mystery
English 101 The Dividing Line essays
Annie Hall (Can you believe it? Only took me 25 years!)
Monsters, Inc. (Once at MJA's home and once at BTC's home)
Miss Marple: Nemesis (movie)
Miss Marple: Death at the Vicarage (movie)
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (movie)
Paycheck, a movie with Uma Thurman and Ben Affleck
Juno, a movie
The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
Hercule Poirot Mystery Series
Young at Heart (movie)
Lars and the Real Girl, a movie with a quirky plot that says a lot about life
Acedia & Me, a book by Kathleen Norris
Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Vice-Presidential Debates
Presidential Debates
David Foster Wallace's article on talk radio, "Host," found in Atlantic Montly
SNL skit with Tina Fey
March, by Geraldine Brooks
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, a movie with Frances McDormand
The Unquiet Mind, book by Kay Redfield Jamieson
The Repulican National Convention
"Crush," a single by David Archuleta
Heirloom, by Tim Stark. A book about growin tomatoes.  Best chapter is the one that talks about the produce market a few days after 9/11.
The Democratic National Convention
The Olympics
Dan In Real Life (starring Juliette Binoche!)
Cooking Your Life, a DVD
Plainsong, a novel by Kent Haruf
Einstein: His Life & Universe, by Walter Isaacson
The View from Castle Rock, by Alice Munro
The Florist's Daughter, novel by Patricia Hampl
Decoy, a Duck Track Quilt Pattern
Stampington's Take Ten, a magazine
Somerset Studio, a magazine
The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved, by Judith Freeman
Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
Steps to Writing Well, a college textbook
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  True confession: I started skimming the book toward the end, tired of international self-obsession. 
Art Quilts, an overview of Quilt National
Mac and PC ads
The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion
English Papers, essay on Einstein's Dreams
English Papers, Final Exam
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck
Pottery Barn Catalog
Restoration Hardware Catalog
Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson
Einstein's Dreams, by Alan Lightman