insists that I answer this meme.
Here is my Movie Synopsis:
1) Total number of films I own on DVD/video: Sixty-two DVDs and videos, including nine seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville and Angel. I have terrible taste in TV, apparently. 🙂
2) The last film I bought: A three-for-two deal at Stop-n-Shop: Bedazzled, Joy Luck Club, and Dark City
3) The last film I watched: The Incredibles on DVD at home with
a) In the theater? Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with 45 of my students and 2 faculty colleagues.
b) On DVD? Master and Commander before The Incredibles.
c) On TV? I don’t watch TV, usually. and I watched some stupid Warner Brothers Bugs Bunny compilation with all the violence taken out, and clearly made after Mel Blanc died. She was suffering from a migraine and moon-time cramps, and I was in a silly mood — but not up for bad Bugs Bunny. We went to bed instead of finishing it.
4) Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me
a) Spirited Away
b) Much Ado About Nothing
c) The Fellowship of the Ring
d) The Lion in Winter
e) Baghdad Café
5) Tag 7 people and have them put this in their journal:
I think it’s cruel to require people to do this meme, especially if they tend not to HTML-tag their texts a lot. So… I’m setting this up as possibility tracks. Feel free to answer this meme, but only if you haven’t done so already, or the other folks in your trinity haven’t done so yet…
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NOW… Reversing the Meme
1. How many books do you own?:
2. What was the last book you borrowed from a library? Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman.
2a. What was the last book you bought? Goodbye Gutenberg by somebody or other.
2b. What was the last book you shamelessly stole or borrowed from someone? Jack Kerouac
2c. What was the last book someone pressed into your hands insistently? a Tamora Pierce dragon book, can’t find the title right now.
3. Name five books that you read frequently or that mean a lot to you.
a. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
b. The Audobon Society’s Field Guide to New England — learning my plants and birds, I am.
c. Homer’s Odyssey translated by Robert Fagles
d. William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
e. Dan Simmons’s Hyperion Cantos — OK, that’s four, but still, they’re important.
4. Name the last book…
a. you’re in the middle of: The Transformation of War by Martin van Creveld
b. you abandoned: Tracy Kidder’s Mountains beyond Mountains, but only for lack of time.
c. you lent out: Swords against the Senate… and it’s still not back.
d. you hoarded for yourself: Goodbye Gutenberg just because it’s so luscious and lavishly illuminated
e. you pressed insistently into someone else’s hands: Collapse by Jared Diamond
f. you finished: Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey.
5. Tag five people and find out their reading habits
e. my colleague Ben