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BBC Book List

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:15:26 GMT

100 BooksI don't usually do these kinds of things, but I am completely surprised that the BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. So. Looks like I've read 55 of these.Instructions:• Bold those books you've read in their entirety.• Italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read only an excerpt.----1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee6 The Bible7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller14 Complete Works of Shakespeare15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger20 Middlemarch - George Eliot21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis34 Emma - Jane Austen35 Persuasion - Jane Austen36 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden40 Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne41 Animal Farm - George Orwell42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding50 Atonement - Ian McEwan51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel52 Dune - Frank Herbert53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens72 Dracula - Bram Stoker73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson75 Ulysses - James Joyce76 The Inferno - Dante77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome78 Germinal - Emile Zola79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray80 Possession - AS Byatt81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry87 Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks94 Watership Down - Richard Adams95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo[...]

Anybody interested?

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 22:40:08 GMT


RED EGG THEATER is now accepting submissions!
We are looking for 5-15 minute plays with circus, fairy tale, or mythic themes,
to be performed in downtown Santa Cruz at the end of November.

Submissions should include a cover letter with the name of the author,
casting information, and any special technical needs the play


Please send submissions to :

For more information about Red Egg Theater please visit

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Thu, 15 Jul 2010 07:01:51 GMT

  • 01:45 Long long day, lots of ups and downs. Concerns like $ and bills intruding on the fun theater stuff. Thx to people that allowed me to share. #
  • 19:37 Double Rainbow is everywhere!!! (I love my Hipstamatic) #
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Update and Re-Post

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 05:38:41 GMT

Long time no post. Things are going well on my end, although I'm just about to drop into the madness that is tech week so if I don't see you on the other side, know that I always meant to pay you back that $15 I owed you for the group purchase that we made for that guy that one time. Really.

I always get a pang right about this time of year because I remember that I have to send out a million resumes or else I will be living in my car and eating beans out of a can come October. Filling up the period between when Shakespeare Santa Cruz closes and when the audition tour starts up again is always a hustle, but I have promised myself that I will not go back to working retail again unless I am desperate. It's soul crushing, no joke.

Luckily, it looks like I will be working straight through the end of August and going immediately from show to show every month (with the exception of December), and I may even be able to work a day job or do another show between October and the end of November (I'm only working rehearsing nights most days). And shocker of shockers - I'm getting paid for all of it. Maybe not much, but getting paid nonetheless.

So that's about where I'm at - I'm trying to avoid the 3 week slump, when you're just about to go into tech week and your patience for bullshit is wearing thin. So far I'm succeeding. Remembering to eat helps with that, I've found.

On a completely different note, I read this funny post today at titled La Vie En Janice and it cracked me up - I couldn't immediately think of a Janice in my life, but I'm sure most of us know one.

Ta for now...

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Wed, 14 Jul 2010 07:02:00 GMT

  • 02:11 Just finished a massive bedroom cleaning... if I didn't do it tonight, I'd be screwed for tech week. Also doctor, bank, pharmacy & movie! #
  • 09:58 Woke up with "Black Hole Sun" stuck in my head. Hm. #
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Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:01:49 GMT

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Sun, 11 Jul 2010 07:01:47 GMT

  • 00:06 @allisonplus Did I know this about you? (!fb) #
  • 00:09 Today I said halfpenny instead of ha'penny in rehearsal, Bad Shakesnerd! + called someone by the wrong name tho, so maybe I just need sleep. #
  • 12:19 I love it when my doctor and my pharmacy miscommunicate. It makes me feel so important and loved. (sarcgasm over) #
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Thu, 08 Jul 2010 07:01:04 GMT

  • 17:39 "Nirvana" by Charles Bukowski read by Tom Waits #
  • 18:58 This is to make up for the super deep Bukowski poem I just posted. @paulapoundstone talks Twilight: #
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Tue, 06 Jul 2010 07:02:09 GMT

  • 17:39 My iPhone was stolen while I was in a Supershuttle yesterday. If you're trying to get a hold of me I'm sorry. Getting a new phone tomorrow. #

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Mon, 05 Jul 2010 07:02:09 GMT

  • 12:24 Landed in LA. Somewhere between the air travel, the 10 bug bites, and all the Tokyo walking, my feet have swollen to twice their size. #

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Sun, 04 Jul 2010 07:02:30 GMT

  • 08:35 Yesterday - shopping in harajuku & shibuya, Meiji shrine. Today Kabuki at the National Theater, Imperial Gardens, Ghibli Museum. So fun! #
  • 17:22 Impromptu late night arcade and purikura run last night with my sister Molly. Cj got hit on by Japanese drag queens in the street! Awesome. #
  • 18:50 Smooth jazz version of Obladi-oblada playing in the hotel lobby. Waiting to check out of the hotel, go to the train station, then fly home. #
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Fri, 02 Jul 2010 07:01:06 GMT

  • 04:47 Two great big stone Buddhas today, including the one at Kamakura. Also Yokohama, and lots of trains. Also also, LOTS of stairs. #

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Wed, 30 Jun 2010 07:00:57 GMT

  • 06:41 Made it. 10 hour flight, getting bags took 30 min, train took 1 hour 30 min, Dinner at the station. Cj lost his ipod in the back of a cab. #
  • 16:27 Tasty in-room breakfast of eggs, Texas toast, ham, salad, and exactly four cherries. Hotel movie channel showing Pretty Woman with subtitles #
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Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:00:49 GMT

  • 08:37 Sitting in the international terminal at LAX. My plane to Japan is delayed & doesn't leave until 2pm. This is going to be a very long day. #
  • 10:49 Through security and at the gate- plane leaves in another FOUR HOURS. All told this will be nearly a 24 hour travel day. Good grief. #
  • 13:22 Have seen three ukuleles and a one-eyed chihuahua at this terminal in the last hour. I have neither my chihuahua nor my ukulele. Woe. #
  • 14:09 Finally on the plane. Nihon, I am on my way to you! Phone won't work, so updates may be sparse, but I will take photos upon photos. #
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Mon, 28 Jun 2010 07:00:53 GMT

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Sun, 27 Jun 2010 07:01:16 GMT

  • 13:29 Happy 21st birthday to @shakespearesc acting intern Zack Spound! Now you can hang out at the Rush with everybody else. #
  • 13:39 Overheard at the bridal shower: "Don't put the Devonshire Cream out yet!" #thingsladiesdotoamusethemselves #
  • 19:21 Is anyone else reading about the insane police crackdown in Toronto because of G20? Serious shades of V for Vendetta. #
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Sat, 26 Jun 2010 07:00:37 GMT

  • 08:39 If I hear the word vuvuzela one more time, I will not be responsible for my actions. #

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Fri, 25 Jun 2010 07:00:44 GMT

  • 22:53 If you haven't heard from me lately, it's because I'm working 12 hour days @shakespearesc - and loving every minute of it. #
  • 22:53 Three red hands hold the dream. (via @DAVID_LYNCH) #
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Thu, 24 Jun 2010 07:00:50 GMT

  • 00:27 After a long day of rehearsal, ain't nuthin better than Metal babies before bed. #
  • 00:45 @parkcofield Cool video! I particularly like your 'foliage wheel'. !fb #
  • 08:33 @parkcofield Love it!!! Trying to figure out where I can get a mail truck to convert into a mini theater as we speak. !fb #
  • 12:27 They're performing in a pickup truck RT @parkcofield: Shadow Rehearsal for SEE THE GYRASTACUS #
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Wed, 23 Jun 2010 07:00:53 GMT

  • 00:44 Yay @CraigyFerg is doing his entire monologue as a rabbit puppet! #
  • 01:50 I'm pretty sure I'm connected to the moon. (via @DAVID_LYNCH) #
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Tue, 22 Jun 2010 07:00:42 GMT

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Mon, 21 Jun 2010 07:00:48 GMT

  • 14:41 I leave the door to my office open for 30 seconds while I go to get some water. When I come back there is a bird in there eating my granola. #
  • 15:10 Happy father's day to @davidi99 , a rebel & a rockstar who has always supported & continues to support my ridiculous passion for theater. #
  • 15:13 and nothing quite so least as truthi say though hate were why man breathebecause my father lived his soullove is the whole and more than all #
  • 15:17 @kyleclausen Seriously. !fb #
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my father moved through dooms of love - e.e. cummings

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 22:12:25 GMT

my father moved through dooms of love
e.e. cummings

my father moved through dooms of love
through sames of am through haves of give,
singing each morning out of each night
my father moved through depths of height

this motionless forgetful where
turned at his glance to shining here;
that if(so timid air is firm)
under his eyes would stir and squirm

newly as from unburied which
floats the first who,his april touch
drove sleeping selves to swarm their fates
woke dreamers to their ghostly roots

and should some why completely weep
my father's fingers brought her sleep:
vainly no smallest voice might cry
for he could feel the mountains grow.

Lifting the valleys of the sea
my father moved through griefs of joy;
praising a forehead he called the moon
singing desire into begin

joy was his song and joy so pure
a heart of star by him could steer
and pure so now and now so yes
the wrists of twilight would rejoice

keen as midsummer's keen beyond
conceiving mind of sun will stand,
so strictly(over utmost him
so hugely)stood my father's dream

his flesh was flesh his blood was blood:
no hungry man but wished him food;
no cripple wouldn't creep one mile
uphill to only see him smile.

Scorning the pomp of must and shall
my father moved through dooms of feel;
his anger was as right as rain
his pity was as green as grain

septembering arms of year extend
less humbly wealth to foe and friend
than he to foolish and to wise
offered immeasurable is

proudly and(by octobering flame
beckoned)as earth will downward climb,
so naked for immortal work
his shoulders marched against the dark

his sorrow was as true as bread:
no liar looked him in the head;
if every friend became his foe
he'd laugh and build a world with snow.

My father moved through theys of we,
singing each new leaf out of each tree
(and every child was sure that spring
danced when she heard my father sing)

then let men kill which cannot share,
let blood and flesh be mud and mire,
scheming imagine,passion willed,
freedom a drug that's bought and sold

giving to steal and cruel kind,
a heart to fear,to doubt a mind,
to differ a disease of same,
conform the pinnacle of am

though dull were all we taste as bright,
bitter all utterly things sweet,
maggoty minus and dumb death
all we inherit,all bequeath

and nothing quite so least as truth
—i say though hate were why man breathe—
because my father lived his soul
love is the whole and more than all


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Sun, 20 Jun 2010 07:00:48 GMT

  • 01:50 The music scene has got me down: #
  • 09:47 We're at the Rock & Craft Fair at The Crepe Place from noon to 6 selling puppets and rats, come say hi! (via @redeggtheater) #
  • 11:37 Quote of the day: There's always more room in the gypsy wagon. #
  • 14:31 It's awesome right now at the Crepe place's Craft Fair! I'm here til 6 selling puppets and handmade costume pieces! #
  • 19:15 I don't care what deity you believe in, this is just silly: #
  • 20:58 "I don't like his face, Loretta. I don't like his lips. When he smiles I can't see his teeth, what is he hiding?" #Moonstruck #
  • 21:13 "Chrissie, over on the wall. Bring me the big knife." #Moonstruck #
  • 22:12 "I'm a wolf? You run to the wolf in me, that don't make you no lamb." #Moonstruck #
  • 22:15 "We are here to ruin ourselves and... and to break our hearts, and to love the wrong people, and DIE! I mean, the storybooks are bullshit!" #
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 07:00:41 GMT

  • 01:44 @N_A_K Yep, unfortunately it falls at the worst possible time, but when else am I gonna get to go to Japan? !fb #
  • 01:44 RT @the1andonlycj I was solicited by a psychic today. Wanna see how it turned out? I blogged about it: #
  • 02:44 Found copy of the college production of Cabaret I directed. Found myself criticizing my own work! to all who were in it, I still <3 u! #
  • 09:38 @N_A_K You have to act and stuff! I just sit and take notes. !fb #
  • 09:39 @amandapalmer I was never that organized at 13. Think her mom cleaned before you got there? #
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