7.16.2012

welcome to the dollhouse.

i love todd solondz. every single movie he's ever done, i've completely loved. (with the exception of palindromes, which i haven't seen yet.) my favorite, without a doubt, has to be welcome to the dollhouse. it's pretty funny, but funny tragic. like the cable guy, except more realistic and therefore, so much worse.

movies and books. that's what i've got stacked up. wonder how long it'll last?


books.

first on the list is perfect by ellen hopkins. if you haven't yet, you have to read it. there's also crankimpulseburnedtricksglass and identical, all by the same author. and all in this stack. then there's massive by julia bell. which i've reread so many times i could probably quote it. no, i'm lying. but i have read it a good number of times. looking for alaska by john green. also brilliant. the song of the lioness series by tamora pierce. four books in total, each one exceptional. a little princess by frances hodgson burnett. klepto by jenny pollack. thirteen reasons why by jay asher. i have mixed feelings about this one. it's good, yeah, but then it's a little fucked up, you know? forcing people to live with that level of guilt for the rest of their lives is screwed up, even for a fictional character. girl by blake nelson. two way street by lauren barnholdt. story of a girl and once was lost, both by sara zarr. when the bough breaks by jonathan kellerman. i absolutely love any book with alex delaware in it. never thought i'd be into psychological-mystery type novels but just so happens, i am. blood lure by nevada barr. i'm not sure if i love this because of the story or because her name is nevada barr. it's terrible, i know. abel's island by william steig, which is actually a children's book. BUT A DAMN GOOD ONE. beyond good and evil by friedrich nietzsche, just to keep the ol' brain cells in working condition. (heidegger? i think not.) girl reporter snags crush by linda ellerbee. killing mr. griffin by lois duncan, an obvious summer read. and if i find i know what you did last summer, i'll read that too. forever by judy blume. maybe tiger eyes too, if i can find it. (i have a bad habit of carrying my books around everywhere i go. so they could be in the basement... or at my aunt's house.) romeo and juliet by-- well, if you don't know this one, you're a sad, sorry bastard. no offence. no, actually, yes. be offended. where was i.... right. romeo and juliet by william shakespeare. macbeth is more to my liking, but how can i not read this? howliday inn by james howe. stick figure by lori gottlieb. ....damn. i just reaalized how many books i've got here... dreamlandthis lullaby and the truth about forever by sarah dessen. ash and huntress by malinda lo. the dark elf trilogy by r. a. salvatore. because deep down, i am a nerd. and i'm proud of it. jenny and the cat club by esther averill. an unquiet mind by kay redfield jamison and wasted by marya hornbacher, both of which i started and... never quite got around to finishing. and a couple of dog books-- old yeller by fred gipson, a dog's life by ann m. martin and strider by beverly cleary.

movies.

jinkies. here goes. butterflies are free. watership down. young frankenstein. (give him the seda-give!) labyrinth. donnie darko. talladega nights. a fish called wanda. a bug's life. bambi. airplane. beauty and the beast. carrie. cool world. juno. liquid sky. on the waterfront. peter pan. (the cartoon. love peter pan. so much. like, a ridiculous amount. more than jeff buckley, even.) puss in boots. ratatouille. sea of love. shaun of the dead. some like it hot. spirit, the horse movie from ten years ago. totally epic. team america: world police. pick of destiny, tenacious d, ya know. the jerk. the mask. the princess and the frog. the princess bride. the producers. the cable guy. the royal tenenbaums. aladdin. benji. a goofy movie. (woooooo~ go max!) mulan. pocahontas. the secret of NIMH. i know what you did last summer. the virgin suicides. girl interrupted. kissing jessica stein, which is totally hilarious. may. better off dead. leon-- the professional. weird science. sweeny todd. the nightmare before christmas. corpse bride. how the grinch stole christmas. recess: school's out. willy wonka and the chocolate factory. and obviously, welcome to the dollhouse.

i tried to keep it fairly even, between the books and movies, so my brain won't turn to rot. but i'll probably have to read some more nietzsche or something to balance it out. if you think of any movie or book or somethin, i'd appreciate a suggestion or two. i'm trying to find as many things to keep me holed up in my room as i can, so i don't have to socialize with my sister. (is that bad? i hope not.)

gotta thank lina for looking for alaska, seeing as how she's the one who introduced me to it. (it wasn't just the quote on her blog, it was the whole, "i highly recommend this book" thing that she did.) so thanks for that. i do enjoy a good book. 

now, time to refill my water bottle and get my dog ready for a late night walk. if my sister will let me go out this late.

PFFFT.

who am i kidding. she'd probably love it if i didn't come back until after she left for work tomorrow.

honestly.

5 comments:

jackie said...

love this list, I have to find some of those books!

my favorites:
HIGHLY suggest A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
Little Bee, Chris Cleave
What Happened to Lani Garver, Carol Plum-Ucci
Little House series, Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
Prep & American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld

movies-
Silvia (cried, it is so sad)
It's a Wonderful Life
Uptown Girls and Love & Other Disasters (I <3 Brittany Murphy)
Titanic!
Finding Neverland (if you love peter pan, this will make you bawl your eyes out)
Brother Bear
Julie & Julia

much love,
jax

Bones said...

Sounds like you've got a pretty good list going. I wish I had more time to read; all I've read this summer is Catch-22, which I highly recommend, by the way. xx

Rayya said...

:( I am so jealous! I wish I could be reading for fun right now instead of revising :( poo :( And watching movies.. I watched disneys tangled (well part of it) the other day and I really recommend it <3 and hey hey HEY I am sure she would not want you to not come back.. <3 lots of love! xx

Depressed Skinny Mess. said...

Reading is so theraputic :) Watch some good ol' disney :) xx

Little Miss Thin ♥ said...

I have to thank you for that extensive book list as I've now found around 20 books from that list or 'also bought XXX' on Amazon. My bookshelf won't thank you though ;) xxx

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