Monday, November 21, 2005

Top 10s

While perusing someone else's site, I ran across a bunch of top 10 lists. Naturally, I started thinking about what would go on my own top 10s.

So here are a few lists with the proviso that they are subject to constant flux, as is my brain:

Most memorable childhood books:

  • The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S Lewis
  • The Secret Garden - Frances Burnett
  • A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain
  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  • Winnie the Pooh - A. A. Milne
  • The House at Pooh Corner - A. A. Milne
  • Legends of Vancouver - Pauline Johnson
  • Sue Barton Nurse; series of about 6 books - Helen Dore Boylston
  • Pippi Longstockings - Astrid Lindgren
  • Heidi - Johanna Spyri
Sci-fi and Fantasy books:
  • The Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter Miller Jr.
  • Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
  • The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein
  • The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Once and Future King - T. H. White
  • The Hobbit - J. R. Tolkein

Films
  • Jaws
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Glory
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Das Boot
  • The Princess Bride
  • Gone With the Wind
  • A Fish Called Wanda
Favourite foods/snacks:
  • Chocolate-covered macadamia nuts
  • Linguine with white clam sauce
  • Sushi - in particular, Uni
  • Salmon - poached, oriental style, drizzled with a ginger-green onion-soy-oil mix
  • Grand Marnier souffle
  • Winter melon soup
  • Rocky Road ice-cream
  • My grandmother's steamed lemon chicken with garlic and black bean
  • Roast turkey with mushroom/giblet gravy
  • Creme brulee



1 comment:

Valerie - Still Riding said...

I can tell we'll be blog buddies! Thank you for the very nice comment on my site.

Some of the others commenting there are over 50's. I will be updating my list soon.

Thank you for the link, I will do the same in the near future!