Sunday, June 17, 2012

As one of the many sad individuals plagued by a lack of literary knowledge, I have decided to have people suggest their "must read" books for me to read and review.  The following list is what has already been suggested by various friends.  Please feel free to add any titles you don't already find on Shannon's list. 

Must Read Books For Shannon
1. Best Served Cold By Joe Abercrombie
2. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
3. Good Omens
4. Everything Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere, Graveyard Book
5. The Discworld Books By Terry Prattcher (night watch, guards guards.)
6. The First Law series  By Joe Abercrombie
7. The Stand By Stephen King
8. The Name of the Wind
9. John Dies at the End
10. Bridge of Birds
11. Only Forward
12. The Lies of Locke Lamora and sequel
1.Souless (whole series)
2. It, The Shining, The Stand
3. Count of Monte Cristo, 3 Musketeers
4. The Last Unicorn
5. Dragon of Autumn Twilight (read first three then time of twins series)
6. Bone (comic)
7. The Phantom of the Opera
8. 1,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Mysterious Island
9. Collected Sherlock Holmes
10. Myst Books
11. Preacher (comic)
1. Eyes of the Dragon By Stephen King
2. Death Gate Cycle (series)
3. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (series)
4. The Drizt Books (series)
5. Time of the Twins (series)
6. Golden Compass
7. Wrinkle in Time
8. Vampires of the Myst
9. Lord of the Flies
10. Fahrenheit 451
1. Sandman
2. Martha Washington Goes to War
3. St. Young Men
4. Owly
5. Mouseguard
6.Howe's Moving Castle
7. The Neverending Story
1. Separate Peace
2. Yellow Wallpaper
3. Brave New World
4. Ibsen (author)
5. The Reader
6. Sleepers
7. The Da Vinci Code & Angels and Demons
8. Wicked
9. Watership Down
10. The Maltese Falcon

Saturday, June 16, 2012

This picture was taken outside of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.  My fiance and I had just finished our exploration of the inside and headed out for some "authentic" Italian cuisine.  This nice man was present, serenading us diners with beautiful music from his accordion.  I was able to snap this picture of him.  Every time I look at it I get distracted imagining what his name was or if he is well and happy.