It is that time of the year … Favorite Books and Movies.

Bowing to popular opinion, I will curtail this posting, a combination of two questions:

What is your favorite movie?

Like most years, the most popular answer was a very recent film; in this case, Inception. Stepbrothers, Charlie St. Cloud, Rush Hour, Zombieland, A Walk to Remember, Remember the Titans, and The Notebook all got multiple mentions. Other notables:

  • old Disney films (like Cinderella and Aladdin) [Note:  Aladdin is NOT old!]
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • The Goonies
  • Sands of Iwo Jima
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Blues Brothers
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • pre-1990s James Bond films
  • Gladiator
  • Saving Private Ryan

The other question:

What is your favorite book?

20 students responded “none” or “I don’t read”. It was, sadly, the number one answer. Multiple mentions included: the “Twilight” series, A Child Called It, The Hunger Games, My Bloody Life, the “Hary Potter” series, The Messanger, The Road, The Last Song, Lord of the Flies, and A Long Way Gone.  Others of note:

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • Arthur Conan Doyle’s works featuring Sherlock Holmes
  • Of Beetles and Angels
  • Night
  • Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Guadalcanal Diary
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

One Response to It is that time of the year … Favorite Books and Movies.

  1. Alan P says:

    Wow! Not a bad list of books.

    And, can you say, “Blues Brothers!!!!”

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