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  1. Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger
  2. Finding Neverland Soundtrack, Jan A. P Kaczmarek
  3. Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet
  4. E. E. cummingsW (!!!)
  5. Spring Awakening
  6. Regina Spektor (espec. ”On The Radio” and “Consequence of Sound“)
  7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  8. John Patrick ShanleyW
  9. Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli
  10. The Royal Tenenbaums

Hannah Mae is my cousin, and I am so excited to post her list that I’m not even going to wait for Family (1st) Fridays!

Hannah Mae Sturges   Student   Los Angeles, CA
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1. The Thin Red Line
2. Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
3. King Henry V, by William Shakespeare
4. On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin
5. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais, the Clash
6. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey
7. Stuntin’ like My Daddy, ‘Lil Wayne and Birdman
8. Heat
9. The Jew of Malta, by Christopher Marlowe
10. Pragmatism, by William James

Angus Fletcher   Professor   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. ”Crying,” Roy Orbison
  2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  3. Little Miss Bossy
  4. Tommy Boy
  5. The Sword in the Stone
  6. ”Crying” by Moonlight Towers
  7. Thrump-O-Moto, James Clavel
  8. The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room
  9. ”Teenage Sonata,” Sam Cooke
  10. She’s All That

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  1. The Jerk
  2. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, Paul Goble
  3. “Series of Dreams,” Bob Dylan*
  4. The Red Pony, John Steinbeck
  5. OdettaW
  6. In Living Color*
  7. RumiW
  8. Mermaids
  9. Happy Days, Samuel Beckett
  10. Nina Simone – Live at Montreux 1976 (follow the link to watch right now!)

*follow to youtube!


Kiva Garber-Maikovska   Artist   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. As A Man Thinketh, James Allen
  2. “A Change is Gonna Come” Sam Cooke*
  3. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller
  4. Acua Verde Nachos
  5. Avocados
  6. 21, Adele
  7. Aesop Rock
  8. Amazon Kindles
  9. NY Times Crossword Puzzles
  10. Shameless on Showtime

*follow the link to listen to Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come!”

“Eve, you go girl.”


Christian   Student   Seattle, WA
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  1. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens
  2. Taurus, Ocote Soul Sounds
  3. After Hours
  4. Follow Me Down, Sarah Jarosz
  5. Decencia, Álvaro Enrique
  6. Salt Song, Stanley Turrentine
  7. Why the Dalai Lama Matters, Robert Thurman
  8. Handbook for Writers, Celia Millward
  9. Scratching the Beat Surface, Michael McClure
  10. Sweet ‘n’ Sour, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
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  1. Savages, Don Winslow
  2. Sleeper, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
  3. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  4. Fantasy Black Channel, Late of the Pier
  5. The Twenty-One Balloons, William Pene du Bois
  6. Bionic SixW
  7. Batman: The Animated Series
  8. Frog and Toad Are Friends
  9. RumpelstiltskinW
  10. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance


Bryce Carlson     Los Angeles, CA
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  1. Throwing Copper, Live
  2. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
  3. The Last Unicorn
  4. Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself, Judy Blume
  5. Affirmation, Savage Garden
  6. The Little Mermaid
  7. The Lord of the Rings,  J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. Darkest Days, Stabbing Westward
  9. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  10. Seven Citadels, Geraldine Harris
Wendy Jo     Grand Forks, ND
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  1. “Maps & Atlases,” The Charm
  2. Dawn of the Tinman,” Rig 1
  3. Young Guns
  4. Elephant Eyelash, WHY?
  5. ”You’re Going Back,” Tallest Man on Earth
  6. Pars Vite et Reviens Tard, Fred Vargas
  7. Limitless
  8. Pablo Francisco
  9. Tombstone
  10. Lugano, Switzerland
Harrison Crosby     Lugano, Switzerland
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  1. The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
  2. David Hockney
  3. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  4. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  5. Sunrise
  6. Blue, Joni Mitchell
  7. The American, Henry James
  8. Espresso Vivace (Seattle)
  9. Skippy Dies: A Novel, Paul Murray
  10. Peugeot
Anne Howard   Student   WA
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  1. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan
  2. Bob Dylan
  3. Shane
  4. The Maltese Falcon
  5. The Last Waltz
  6. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
  7. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  8. The Great Gatsby
  9. Flight of the Conchords
  10. King Lear,* William Shakespeare
  11. James Taylor

*follow that link to read King Lear in its entirety. You know you want to!

J. Altman   Lawyer   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
  2. The last 10 minutes of Six Feet Under
  3. Fraggle Rock
  4. All About Eve
  5. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  6. Aimee Mann songs from the Magnolia soundtrack
  7. The musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  8. Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying,” Belle and SebastianW
  9. Mulholland Drive
  10. Reality Bites
Alexis Miller     Seattle, WA
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  1. Madness and Civilization, Foucault
  2. The Thin Red Line
  3. Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos
  4. A Clean Well Lighted Place, Hemmingway
  5. The I Hate to Cook Book, Peg Bracken (“…pretty much every word she wrote”)
  6. Words for the Wind, Theodore Roethke
  7. The Best of James Taylor(I’m not sure my dad could actually drive without this playing)
  8. Letters to a Young Poet, Rilke
  9. Zoolander
  10. Self-Help, Lorrie Moore

“A cousin posted a list here than posted about you on Facebook–another cousin has since added a list; it’s so interesting to see what they wrote…this is a way of knowing them. It just never came up at family reunions while I was perfecting my angst ridden teenager & they were refusing to take off the water wings & get out of the pool.”

Laura Ramage     Portland, Or
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  1. The Band, all their albums but especially The Last Waltz
  2. Dr. Dog, albums Fate and Shame, Shame
  3. How Green Was My Valley, Richard Llewellyn
  4. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  5. Singing with Megan Smith of Misner & Smith
  6. Bass Lake in Point Reyes National Seashore
  7. True StoriesThe Talking Heads
  8. Woody GuthrieW
  9. ShakespeareW
  10. In My Craft Or Sullen Art, Dylan ThomasW


Read a little more about Sam Misner (the silly way I came to know him) in the Magpie Blog!

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  1. ferries (the boat kind)
  2. The Big Lebowski
  3. PoutineW
  4. Brown aleW
  5. disc golf
  6. libraries
  7. Irish Breakfast teaW
  8. Bill Bryson
  9. Ella Fitzgerald
  10. bikes
Reid   Student   Portland, OR
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  1. Great Northern?, Arthur Ransome
  2. The Cross and the Switchblade, David Wilkerson
  3. The Pianist
  4. Schindler’s List
  5. Stone Cold, David Baldacci
  6. A View From the Bridge, Arthur Miller
  7. The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham
  8. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
  9. Candide, Voltaire
Simon     Berkeley, CA
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  1. Lucille BallW
  2. getting haircuts
  3. The Black Keys
  4. Within You Without You,” The BeatlesW
  5. Do Right Woman,”  Aretha Franklin
  6. Julie TaymorW
  7. NPR
  9. Michael Pollan
  10. Michel FoucaultW

Hey! Mara is my cousin; read about “Family 1st Friday’s” in The Magpie Blog!

Mara Grubb   Student   Bellingham, WA
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  1. House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
  2. The Shining, Stephen King
  3. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
  4. “anything Russian”

“books I am either too tired or to afraid to read (or reread). until this baby starts sleeping I can’t afford to have any nightmares! nor can I keep my eyes open for D.F.W. or Dostoevsky…”

Note: New mother Jessamyn Harris also submitted a fun and appetizing list of her favorite restaurant eats in Northern California; see it in “Another Kind Of List,” posted in The Magpie Blog!

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  1. The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
  2. Achtung Baby, U2
  3. Wings of Desire
  4. Bird by Bird, Anne LamottW
  5. Jane AustenW, all of it–from the novels to Clueless & Jenifer Ehle in the BBC
  6. La Femme Nikita
  7. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
  8. I’m Your Man, Leonard Cohen
  9. Drop Dead Gorgeous
  10. Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke (collected by Daid Wagoner)
Laura   Designer   Portland, OR
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  1. Pride & Prejudice
  2. Chronicles, Bob Dylan
  3. “Cosmic Dancer,”  T REX
  4. About a Boy & Jerry Maguire (boys growing up and becoming men!)
  5. “Bonzo’s Montreux,” John Bonham
  6. Atticus Finch’s courtroom speech in To Kill a Mockingbird
  7. Annette Funicello dancing in pastel heels in Babes in Toyland
  8. The Longest Time,”**  Billy Joel
  9. “Hot Pants,”  James Brown
  10. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Danielle Syslo   Actress   Los Angeles, CA
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