Meme Alert: Movies, Music, and Books

Nick Hornby wrote in the book (later, the movie) High Fidelity that politics, and religion aren’t really important in a relationship – that it is the shared likes in movies, music and books that really signal a good relationship. With that in mind, post and answer the following questions.

1) Name a movie that inspires you.

The American President

2) What books have you read more than three times?

This is kind of a big list, and I know I’m not naming them all… these are just the ones I remember (in alphabetical order by author):
Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing, Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret…, Blubber, Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, and Superfudge by Judy Blume
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
SSN and Executive Orders by Tom Clancy
Yesterday’s Son, Time for Yesterday, and Eye of the Beholder by A. C. Crispin
Strike Zone, A Rock and a Hard Place, Imzadi, Vendetta, and Q-Squared by Peter David
The Lost Years by J. M. Dillard
The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Go, Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lieutenant Hornblower by C. S. Forester
Jumper and Wildside by Steven Gould
Traitor Winds by L. A. Graf
Semper Fi, Call to Arms, Counterattack, Battleground, Line of Fire, Behind the Lines, Close Combat, In Danger’s Path, Under Fire, Retreat, Hell, The Lieutenants, The Captains, and The Majors by W. E. B. Griffin
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
The Elvenbane by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
The King’s Coat, The French Admiral, The King’s Commission, The Gun Ketch, and The King’s Captain by Dewey Lambdin
Batteries Not Included by Seth McEvoy
Prime Directive by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Rememberance by Herman Wouk

3) What song gives you goosebumps and why?

Memory from the musical Cats. There’s a part of the song where the key is kicked up a half-step and goes double-forte… if sung competantly and with passion, it always gets me.

4) Name three bands you’d give your right arm to see in concert.

the brilliant green
The Beatles
Every Little Thing

5) Name three movies you want to see on the big screen.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Fight Club
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

6) Name a movie that you quote all the time with your friends. Name the friends, too.

any Star Trek film, and that would have to be .

7) What movie couldn’t you live without?

This list would be bigger than the answer to #2.

8) What book, music or movie comforts you when you’re sick?

Book: The Caine Mutiny
Music: Anything by aiko or the brilliant green
Movie: Major League

9) Which book do you wish you were living in?

None of them. Did you see my reading list?

10) What character from a book, movie or song would you want to have in your life and your world?

Hands down, President Andrew Shepherd from The American President. Dude, America would rock.

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