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Things that books can do for you...

A list of great works from Dean Duncan, film history professor at BYU:

http://duncantalkingaboutfilm.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/things-that-books-can-do-for-you/

The message: READ MORE!


How, or what, or where, you might ask.  Fair enough—here are a few helpful categories, and some terrific titles that you might start filling ‘em with:

Books that make me happy: Comet in Moominland/Moominland Midwinter (Tove Jansson)

Supplementary titles: Marcovaldo (Calvino), The Pickwick Papers (Dickens), Mythology (Hamilton), The Silent Clowns (Kerr), The Jungle Books (Kipling), Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (Leacock), The Song of Hiawatha (Longfellow), Who Has Seen the Wind? (Mitchell), The Alligator Case (Pene du Bois), Borgel (Pinkwater), Wyrd Sisters (Pratchett), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling), Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Rushdie), The Hobbit (Tolkien), Detectives in Togas (Winterfeld)

…and a few films…: The General (US/Keaton, 1926), City Lights (US/Chaplin, 1931), Ge…

81 Books essential for a literary education - says some guy.