For the past few years, I’ve been keeping tracks of books I’ve read and movies I’ve watched. On the off chance that anyone cares, or would care to make fun of my taste in books or movies (or, of course, the usual lameness of things I have not read or seen), following is a pig-alphabetized list of each for 2005.


Anonymous – Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror
Bill Bryson – A Walk in the Woods
Bob Dylan – Chronicles Volume One
Chuck Palahniuk – Survivor
Dave Eggers – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Dave Eggers – How We Are Hungry
Dave Morice – The Dictionary of Wordplay
Donald Westlake – Don’t Ask
Elmore Leonard – LaBrava
Emmanuel Carrère – I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Jared Diamond – Collapse
Jasper Fforde – Something Rotten
Judith Rich Harris – The Nurture Assumption
Malcolm Gladwell – Blink
Philip Roth – The Plot Against America
R.A. Lafferty – Not to Mention Camels
Robert M. Pirsig – Lila
Stephen Thompson, ed. – The Tenacity of the Cockroach
Susanna Clarke – Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Paris Review Book of People with Problems
Tony Hillerman – Skeleton Man
Yann Martel – Life of Pi (halfway through)


A Mighty Wind
A Trip to the Orphanage
American Splendor
Annie Hall
Bad Santa
Black Hawk Down
Bruce Almighty
Bubba Ho-Tep
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dirty Pretty Things
Don’t Look Now
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Good Night, and Good Luck**
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire**
Igby Goes Down
Intolerable Cruelty
Lawrence of Arabia**
Lovely and Amazing
Lover Come Back
Million Dollar Baby**
Morvern Callar
My Architect: A Son’s Journey
Ocean’s 12
On the Waterfront
Pillow Talk
Rat Pfink a Boo Boo
Serenity*, **
Silence of the Lambs
Sissy-Boy Slap-Party
Sombra Dolorosa
(documentary, not the Hitchcock film)
Swimming Pool
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
The Bank
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Contender
The Corporation
The Girl from Monday
The Hidden Fortress
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy**
The Incredibles*
The Italian Job
The Italian Job (2003)
The Ladykillers (Coen Bros.)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (extended)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
The Parallax View
The Saddest Music in the World
The Triplets of Belleville
The Yes Men

* saw twice
** actually got off my ass and saw in a movie theatre, complete with yapping patrons, sticky floors, uncomfortable seats, and ads for the goddamned Marines



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2 responses to “Listy!

  1. Sue

    Bill Bryson is soooo great. You should definitely pick up “In a Sunburned Country” if you haven’t already read it.

  2. Anonymous

    Spellbound is an excellent documentary. I have heard one of the spellers who was in the movie is studying abroad. Apparently a film crew has been spotted filming her. I would guess they are doing a documentary on overseas studies. I ran across the speller’s blog but she makes not mention of this:

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