Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pick 3 See 1

So, the 100 books craze that everybody has gotten into of late has a few serious limitations. The following list is at once much broader and at the same time much more limited. I think the value it offers readers and those who fill it out is much higher--but see for yourself.

Rules are simple:

1. Pick three favorites in each area of art (adding others if you want to)
2. Add briefly your reasons why, if you have the time and motivation


Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo
Enchanted by Orson Scott Card


"The Guy in the Glass" by Dale Wimbrow
"See it Through" by Edgar A. Guest
"The Westerner" by Badger Clark


Amelie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Kill Bill by Quentin Tarantino
Chocolat by Lasse Hostrom


An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
Inherit the Wind by Lawrence and Lee
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand


Count Those Days by Earl Randolph’s Orchestra
Eccentric by Jack Bund and His Bravour Dance Band
Everybody Loves My Baby by The Georgians


Unknown by Lord Frederick Leighton
Absorption by Michael Newberry
Just the Beginning by Bryan Larsen

The list is called "Pick 3 See 1" by the way because after listing your three favorites in each area, it should be easy for readers to see the kind of person that you are. This is especially true when one's reasons are added for each (which I will have to do at a later time).

1 comment:

  1. Thank you. I have added this post to my "To Read" list so that later I can begin exploring some of the items that are new to me.