Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lent 05: Birthday, Top Ten Lists, etc.

Some people practice Lent Lite, by giving up their Lenten experience on Sundays. I haven't been as fastidious with my Lenten work this year as I'd have liked, but it's my birthday today, so I'm going to abstain from writing about religion and Lenten thoughts with something I love, a little gift to myself: top 10 lists.

Top 10 lists were a major facet of when I had the site up, and I haven't really kept up that tradition here at the blog, but I realized today while changing some of my profile information that it had been a very long time since I'd made a top ten list (or two).

So here are my updated top 10 lists, at the age of 39:

Books (Fiction)
1. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
3. Beowulf Anonymous
4. Weaveworld by Clive Barker
5. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
6. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
7. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
8. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
9. The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
10. Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon

Fiction Authors (based on # of books read by)
1. Clive Barker
2. C.S. Lewis
3. R.E. Howard
4. Terry Pratchett
5. Neal Stephenson
6. Stephen Lawhead
7. Charles DeLint
8. Robert Jordan
9. Charles Williams
10. Dave Sim

1. Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings series (Fellowship is my favorite)
2. Pan's Labyrinth
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4. Dark City
5. Moulin Rouge!
6. The Iron Giant
7. The Dark Knight
8. Wall-E
9. Silent Hill
10. John Carpenter's The Thing

Television Series
1. Twin Peaks
2. Avatar: The Last Airbender
3. The West Wing
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
5. Firefly
6. Gilmore Girls
7. Carnivale
8. Battlestar Galactica (new)
9. Batman: The Animated Series
10. 24 (seasons 1-3)

Board Games
1. Dungeons and Dragons
2. Settlers of Catan
3. Arkham Horror
4. Adventurers
5. Middle-Earth Roleplaying
6. Betrayal at House on the Hill
7. Carcassonne
8. Ticket to Ride
9. Dark Tower
10. Talisman


  1. i know youre a busy beaver, but if you have time, check out the tv show "breaking bad" on dvd.

    its the greatest show evar!

  2. Dark City is epic!! My mind was like, "I LOVE this movie!".
    And by some perhaps twisted lunge in fate, I find myself writing a 4-page paper on Pan's Labyrinth. Hmmm...