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Sat, Nov. 12th, 2005 01:36 pm
Libraries...

I kind of got this idea from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, but I've been thinking about what my ideal home library would look like. Since a library can apply to any collection of media, I decided I'd compile a list of all the main books, movies, and music that I would want to see in my library. Here's what I have so far:

Books:

The Bible by ... (NASV, NKJV, NRSV)
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Merry Advantures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
Robinson Caruso by Daniel Defoe
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
The Divine Comedy by Dante
The Inferno by Dante
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. and Christopher Tolkien
The Hunt for the Red October by Tom Clancy
Siddartha by Hermann Hesse
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
Gilgamesh by ... (Herbert Mason)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
A History of Warfare by John Keegan
The Iliad by Homer
The Odyssey by Homer
Beowulf by ...
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
MacBeth by William Shakespeare
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Paradise Lost by John Milton
1984 by George Orwell
A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
On Human Nature by Edward O. Wilson
The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes
The Free Choice of the Will by Augustine of Hippo
Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
The Republic by Plato
How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
The UnGospel by Steven Carver
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
Encyclopedia Brittanica by ... (full volumes)
Webster's Dictionary by ... (complete edition)
A History of Western Music by Donald J. Grout

 

Scores & Recordings:

Pavane by Gabriel Fauré
Clare de Lune by Claude Debussy
Three Novelettes For Piano by Francis Poulenc
Requiem by Gabriel Fauré
Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms
Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré
Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
The Messiah by George Fredrich Handel
Adagio in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni and Remo Giazotto
Mass in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar
The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
Two Arabesques by Claude Debussy
St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach
Gloria by John Rutter
O Magnum Mysterium by Tomas Luis de Victoria
Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence by Francis Poulenc
Beau Soir by Claude Debussy
An die Musik by Franz Schubert
Porgy and Bess by George and Ira Gershwin
Phrygian Gates by John Adams
Missa Papae Marcelli by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

 

Movies:

The Matrix (trilogy)
The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
Star Trek (decilogy)
Star Wars (hexilogy)
James Bond (didecilogy)
The Pink Panther (quadilogy)
Indiana Jones (trilogy)
The Incredibles
Serenity
Smoke Signals
Danny Deckchair
High Fidelity
Whale Rider
Monty Python and Quest for the Holy Grail
Erik the Viking
12 Monkeys
Ladykillers
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet
Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing
The Italian Job
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Last Samurai
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Princess Bride
Shawshank Redemption
Schindler's List
The Boondock Saints
The Saint
Princess Mononoke
Shanghai Noon
Shanghai Knights
Galaxy Quest
Hero
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
House of the Flying Daggers
Kate and Leopold
Mr. Holland's Opus
The Hunt for the Red October
Shrek
Shrek 2
Pay It Forward
Hitch
Guys and Dolls
The Mikado (Stratford Festival)
Les Miserables
Two Weeks Notice
50 First Dates
Master and Commander
Secondhand Lions
Romancing the Stone
The Jewel of the Nile
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Sleeping Beauty
Beauty and the Beast
Aladdin
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Lilo and Stitch
The Prince of Egypt
Robots
Hidalgo
Kill Bill - Part 1
Kill Bill - Part 2
Batman Begins
Life as a House
Under the Tuscan Sun
American Outlaws
Empire of the Sun
The Teahouse of the August Moon
Snatch
The Fifth Element
Unbreakable
Bandits
Gladiator
King Arthur
Ever After
Entrapment
Spy Games
Gun Shy
The Imposters
The Terminal
Gosford Park
The Party
The Passion of the Christ
Stargate
Office Space
The Majestic
Sunshine for a Spotless Mind
O, Brother, Where Art Thou?
Ladyhawke
The Ghost and the Darkness
The Green Mile
Castaway
Desperado
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
The Gods Must Be Crazy
The Gods Must Be Crazy 2
Rocketman
Gone in Sixty Seconds
The Mask of Zorro
Space Cowboys
Welcome to Mooseport
Apollo 13
Chicago
Men of Honor
Alex and Emma
Maverick
What Women Want
Conspiracy Theory
Wyatt Earp
Keeping the Faith
Mystery Men
Mr. Holland's Opus
Good Will Hunting


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ruthette
ruthette
The Fabulous Dork Queen
Sun, Nov. 13th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)

Ah, if I ever started a list like this, it would never end!


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Mon, Nov. 14th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)

It might just be worth it, though...


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aedrake_22
aedrake_22
Sun, Nov. 13th, 2005 07:36 am (UTC)
hey!

can i just say that that is the cutest idea ever!
love it!!! :)


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Mon, Nov. 14th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
Re: hey!

Thanks! :)


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