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09 September 2010 @ 12:53 am
101 things in 1001 days  
A lot of stuff has happened in the past couple of days; Moss went to the vet and she's okay but if she has another fit she'll be put on anti-seziure medication, it's strong medication so the vet recommends waiting. Today, my nana has come down for a visit, I haven't seen her since last November so yay!

I have, this evening, created a 101 things to do in 1001 days list which can be found here. I like my list, hopefully I'll be able to get some of them finished, if not all of them. I need help from you guys though, two of my list are the following:

Read 20 books my f-list recommends
Watch 20 films my f-list recommends

So please recommend some, otherwise I can't complete these goals lol!
julia (。◕‿◕。): Stock | Pixel Explosion.paenteom on September 9th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
That's good to hear. :D Hopefully it'll stay that way.
Huh, books.
Anything from Haruki Murakami. Anything.
But especially 'Afterdark' and 'Kafka on the shore'.
The man's a genius.

As for films, I don't know what you like. :/
audiopineapple: Merlin: Merlin/Morgana (paper)audiopineapple on September 9th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
I've never heard of Haruki Murakami, what genre are they?

I'm not actually a fan of films, which is why I've included it in my list, to try and like them a bit better (one of my flatmates is a film fanatic and keeps getting annoyed with me lol!)
julia (。◕‿◕。): Stock | Pixel Explosion.paenteom on September 9th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
It's mostly surreal stuff, little everyday stories with some sort of dream-like twist. It's not really about the plot, more about the persons and the words themselves.

Well, you should totally watch every movie on my FO post movie list. *g* But especially 'Amélie' and Edward Scissorhands.
apple_pathways: Lizzie Bennettapple_pathways on September 9th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
Oh dear! You don't know what you've gotten yourself into... (If you thought I was tedious talking about music, wait until you get me on books!)

First, I'll rec some films. I'm not a big film buff either. But these are my favorites, so if you haven't seen any of these, you need to: "Clue" and "Ghostbusters" (best comedies ever!), "The Neverending Story" and "Labyrinth" (the Golden Age of fantasy films!), "The Princess Bride", "Dead Poets' Society", "The Three Musketeers" (yes, the Disney version).

Now, as for books, I'll rec you a few, but I don't know what kind of books you're into! Let me know what you like, and I'll see what else I can come up with.

First, I love Margaret Atwood! The Handmaid's Tale is probably her most famous book, but Alias Grace and Oryx and Crake are my favorites.

House of Leaves, by Mark Danielewski is a complicated, intense book, but it's very good and really compelling!

Anything by Neil Gaiman...

Have you ever heard of this book called The Da Vinci Code? (No, kidding! Though I was entertained by it, at least.)

For non-fiction, try Mary Roach; she wrote Stiff: the Curious Life of Human Cadavers, Spook: a Scientist Examines the Afterlife, and Bonk: the Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. All three great reads!

That's it for now. Tell me what you're looking for!
Erin Darteerindarte on September 9th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
This is such a cool idea. Very tempted to fill one out!

Book Rec:
Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr. It’s the same author as Requiem for a Dream, the book and movie. This book tore me apart. I think it’s probably the most graphic and gritty book I’ve ever read. It kind of hurts. Also banning a book basically puts it on my to read list… lol.

And two foreign language film recs, both French:
The Three Colours: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) which is the first of three films, though they all stand alone, that each tell a story exploring the colours on the French flag, the revolution ideals: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Bleu is liberty and is my favourite of the three. I’ve watched this one many times but red and white only once each. I find it so riveting but can’t really tell how it’s doing it.

Micmacs is completely hilarious and moving and quirky. I laughed out loud so many times. Really couldn’t help it at all.
Just a girl...: Celeb --> Eve Mylesthereshedances on September 10th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
Book rec: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. SO GOOD. Seriously. SO GOOD.

Film rec: Um...I don't know...there are so many and it's hard to know what you have already seen. August Rush? I don't think many has seen it :)

Edited at 2010-09-10 04:38 pm (UTC)
Mryeska_rina on September 11th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Any book in the Discworld serie by Terry Pratchett
"The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco. The movie is also quite good.

Just say if you need more recs :)