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Monday, September 12, 2005

Books, Movies & Stuff . . . 

I have always prided myself on the fact that I am an avid (almost 'rabid') bibliophile - and - audio/videophile (has that phrase changed with the turn to cds/dvds?).     I stopped cataloging my personal (written) library about ten years ago when the amount of books exceeded 4,000+.     That doesn't even include my studio library, which I stopped cataloging about seven years ago when the amount of books exceeded 1,750+.     Cataloging became almost impossible for two reasons -- (1) we moved five times during the last twelve years and each time had a moving company pack up everything and move us; and (2) there were just so many books, with more added all the time, that I just couldn't keep up with the cataloging details.     This doesn't even begin to include cataloging my album, CD, video and DVD collections.

Even with all of the bookshelves that we have in the house, and in my studio, and in my s.o.'s home-office, we have boxes upon boxes of books that still haven't been unpacked since the last move.     I'm considering several options to reduce my collection of books . . . including eBay,, and others.     I'm also open to suggestions, if my readers have any they would like to share.

And, I just love movies!     My head is filled with all sorts of entertainment trivia (that is probably taking up room in my brain that I need for more important stuff) . . .     One of the things I decided to do this year (thanks to 43Things) was to keep a list of all of the movies that I watched during the year.     If you want to see what I've watched so far, here's a link to my list:


I also recently found a link to a site that 'claims' to have a comprehensive list of "Top Lists of The Best ..." for Books, Movies, and Music all in one place.     I clicked on a few of the links and, I have to admit, I don't agree with quite a few of the lists -- including The American Film Institute's Lists of several compilations (such as AFI's 100 Funniest American Movies Of All Time), as well as Oprah's "O, The Oprah Magazine's "50 Greatest Chick Flicks of All Time"."     In fact, I only somewhat-agreed with just two of the fifty movies that were on the Oprah list.     Does this mean I'm not a typical "chick?"     Well, I never claimed to be, and like to consider myself unique but, . . . jeez!, I thought I might match more than two!

I also found a site that is called

which is the perfect place to use all of that entertainment trivia that I have filling my head . . . I played all 16 Rounds and ended up scoring 82% correct out of 320 movies.     I honestly should have scored higher and, if I had paid a little closer attention to some of the details in the some of the stills, I could have scored higher.     If you're into movies, you'll love this site.

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