Books I Read Again, Movies I Watch Over and Over:

YOU CAN TELL a lot about a person when you know what she loves to read, what he loves to watch.  What’s a really private guy doing with a website in which he chooses to show these to whomever drops by?  Is a puzzlement.  (You’re remembering that line from The King and I, aren’t you?)  Perhaps he cares more about being known to his little family around the world, reflecting their own values, than he does about his online privacy.

Why, paint me unsophisticated!  These lists will keep growing, snap-peas on vines.  Like peas, no particular order.  At first I had a line about why I like each one.  Then I figured if you read the book or saw the movie, you’d know why.  You’ll notice not a single horror film here, or raunchy comedy, being as how I’m into neither raunch nor horror.  Music?  Hopelessly old-fashioned, wildly romantic.  Beethoven’s Ninth, Holst’s Planets (and therefore John Williams score for Star Wars), close harmonies as in the Four Freshmen (who started it all), the Association, the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas.  I know, hopeless.  Duelin’ Banjos, of course.

Television I turned off forever on September 11, 2001.  I do not miss it.  Get my news from the Internet.

Books by Other Writers:

Dandelion Wine, by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand

Man and Time, by J. B. Priestly

You Were Born Again to be Together, by Dick Sutphen

Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

The Dancing Wu Li Masters, by Gary Zukov

The Tao of Physics, by Fritjof Capra

Stalking the Wild Pendulum, by Itzhak Bentov

The Nature of Personal Reality, by Jane Roberts

Seth Speaks, by Jane Roberts

Trustee from the Toolroom, by Nevil Shute

An Experiment with Time, by J. W. Dunne

The Rainbow and the Rose, by Nevil Shute

Round the Bend, by Nevil Shute

Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar, by James Bach

Life After Life, by Raymond Moody

Breakthrough to Creativity, by Shafica Karagulla

The Act or Creation, by Arthur Koestler

Psychical Phenonomena in the Physical World, by Charles McCreery

The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne

Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven, by Mark Twain

Beautiful Joe’s Paradise, by Mashall Saunders (that’s a Ms. Marshall Saunders)

The Flying Yorkshireman, by Eric Knight

As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen

In Search of Schroedinger’s Cat, by John Gribbin

Language in Thought and Action, by S. I. Hayakawa

The Supreme Adventure, by Robert Crookall

Wind, Sand and Stars, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Flight to Arras, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Night Flight, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot

Education and Ecstasy, by George Leonard



Enchanted April

Heaven Can Wait

Mouse Hunt

Chicken Run

The Princess Bride

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour)

Sense and Sensibility

The Electric Horseman

Bell, Book and Candle

Somewhere in Time

A Christmas Carol (Alastair Sim as Scrooge)


Nine to Five

The Hunters (because I flew some of those very F-86’s and once with James Salter, the author of the book)

True Lies

Shaun the Sheep

All the President’s Men

Harold and Maude

Groundhog Day

Men in Black

Creature Comforts  (Nick Park claymation)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Horatio Hornblower (Series)

My Fair Lady

Ordinary People

Remains of the Day

Strictly Ballroom

The Court Jester


Finding Nemo


The Sting

Searching for Bobby Fischer

It’s a Wonderful LIfe



3 thoughts on “Books I Read Again, Movies I Watch Over and Over:

  1. I would add “erin brokovitch” to the movies because I love this film and what it’s all about :the environment, being someone to respect even if you didn’t get many degrees in education, to be plainly aware of what you’re standing for.
    As far as books are concerned I would like to add all the books by Pierre Rabhi, a French writer whose books are all about the environment and the way to connect oneself with the all world. I don’t know if his books have been translated in american but their reading is definitely worth the pain.

  2. Creature Comforts! I squealed aloud when I got to that one! It’s my favorite claymation short! “Name it, I’ll go.” Love love love it!

    And My Fair Lady and Strictly Ballroom on the heels of it? Perfect! How fun to find out that one of my favorite authors also likes many of the same movies I do 🙂

    • “…and I need water, to sweem een…” Love it! Of course I could say that for all my favorites. Glad you like them, too.

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