20 Books/Series I like(d)

  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde — Entrancing classic.
  2. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle — Am a huge fan of detectives
  3. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand — Beautiful philosophical book on Objectivism (read: hard work = good)
  4. Warren Buffett: The making of an American Capitalist —- Roger Lowenstein — Awesome biography
  5. The Alchemist by Paul Coelho — Another philosophical book on.. well, life
  6. The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett —- A good heart warmer
  7. The Millionaire Next Door by Stanley J. Thomas —- Only PF book that changed my life
  8. Geisha: A life by Mineko Iwasaki —- A good look into the REAL life of a geiko, because they aren’t whores
  9. Anything by Anne Bishop, especially Dark Jewels series & Tir Alainn —- Wonderful dark fantasy
  10. Anything by Sophie Kinsella except The Undomestic Goddess which I hated —- Chick lit at its best
  11. Enchantment by Orson Scott Card —- Great love story over time. Much better than Time Traveler’s Wife
  12. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card —- Another “Lord of the Flies”-ish book, but better
  13. Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes — I find her other stuff hit and miss
  14. The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes — But this is the second book of Keyes I love
  15. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell —- Insightful look into why some people are successful
  16. Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John de Graaf — First book I ever read about minimalism
  17. Deluxe by Dana Thomas —- Great primer on luxury brands and its affect on society
  18. Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima — OK it’s a manga, but it is powerful stuff
  19. Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai —- Another manga, and along the same lines of LW&C but lighter
  20. Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty by Nancy Etcoff —- As it says

20 TV Series I like(d)

  1. Sex & The City —- A classic!
  2. 30 Rock —- Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin are hilarious. And so are all the rest of the cast
  3. Castle —- Nathan Fillion makes the entire show for me
  4. The Good Wife — Great legal drama, loosely based on the Clintons
  5. Law and Order: Criminal Intent —- I love how they get into their heads. Like Dexter but less gory.
  6. Top Chef —- Food. Nom nom nom.
  7. Desperate Housewives —- Great TV soap opera
  8. Cashmere Mafia —- My SATC substitute
  9. Lipstick Jungle —- Ditto, another SATC substitute
  10. America’s Next Top Model —- One of my many vices
  11. Project Runway & Models of the Runway — Fashion from the trenches
  12. Mad Men — Love the accurate depiction of the past
  13. The Rachel Zoe Project —- She is BANANAS!
  14. Glee —- Funny with lots of wonderful singing
  15. Gossip Girl —- I watch it mostly for the fashion but the drama is great
  16. The Office —- Dark office humour at its best
  17. Dollhouse —- This series scares me sometimes even if the technology hasn’t been invented. Yet.
  18. Dragon’s Den —- Business ideas shot down or exalted in front of dragons? Love.
  19. Seinfeld —- I could watch random episodes of Seinfeld any time, any day
  20. Grey’s Anatomy —- I just got into it recently and I can’t believe I never watched it before

25 Films I like(d)

(These are very girly for the most part)

  1. 2 Days in Paris — This is funny, warm and witty, with a good perspective on life
  2. Coco Chanel — Awesome! I adore this biography of her.
  3. Goodfellas — I am a fan of mafia flicks
  4. The Godfather — I like Godfather I and II but not III.
  5. Big Fish — A fun-filled, fantasy. Really well done.
  6. The Illusionist — Another well-done drama.
  7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind  — Makes you think about life and memories.
  8. Grindhouse: Death Proof — Powerful female heroines. Quentin Tarantio is awesome.
  9. He’s just not that into you — Funny chick-lit. My sister is Gigi-like.
  10. The Holiday — Another good chick-lit. Diaz is not my favourite, but Winslet is.
  11. Love Actually — A good holiday movie.
  12. Mr. and Mrs. Smith — Assassins are hot.
  13. The Devil Wears Prada — Powerful chick-lit, with awesome fashion and storyline.
  14. Pride & Prejudice — A classic that was well-made into a film.
  15. Pretty Woman — Classic Hooker meets Rich Guy, Cinderella story.
  16. Stardust — Another great fantasy movie that isn’t just for children.
  17. The Last Samurai — Stirs up a lot of emotions about honour and pride.
  18. V for Vendetta — A strong, comic-based movie with great historical references.
  19. Vanity Fair — A good period film that is rich with imagery
  20. Iron Man — I just love all the technology in here!
  21. Marie Antoinette — A modern take on the story
  22. Fight Club — The first movie I can say that really embraces minimalism. Albeit extreme.
  23. Any Harry Potter — I loved the books & the movies rock too
  24. Le Divorce — It’s a difficult one to understand, but very true to French culture
  25. Joy Luck Club — I am a sap for chick-flick dramas. What can I say?

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