Media Consumption

We haven't armed ourselves with two kindles, a netbook and an ipad for nothing.  Below is a list of the movies and television series we've watched and the books we've read on the road.  (Book recommendations are always welcome!)

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TV Shows:
The Shield Seasons 1-7
Breaking Bad Seasons 1 and 2
Freaks and Geeks Season 1
Slings and Arrows Season 1
Vampire Diaries Seasons 1 and 2
Glee Season 3
Nip/Tuck Season 1
One Tree Hill Season 1
The Good Wife Season 1
Sons of Anarchy Season 1
Firefly (half of Season 1, then we gave up. Man that show sucked)


The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and other Clinical Tales - Oliver Sacks
Room - Emma Donoghue
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach
A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
Red Hook Road - Ayelet Waldman
Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) - Jonathan Franzen
Fall of Giants - Ken Follett
Long After Midnight at the Nino Bien - Brian Winter
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex - Mary Roach
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski
And the Money Kept Rolling in (And Out) - Paul Blustein
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Just Kids - Patti Smith
Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff - Rosemary Mahoney
Great House: A Novel - Nicole Krauss
Sons and Lovers- D.H. Lawrence
Cleopatra: A Life - Stacy Schiff
In Patagonia - Bruce Chatwin
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson
The Invisible Bridge - Julie Orringer
Little Bee - Chris Cleave
Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
Nefertiti: A Novel - Michelle Moran
Mirage - Nina Burleigh
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - Michael Lewis
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
The Host: A Novel - Stephanie Meyer
Arabian Sands - Wilfred Thesiger
Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult
The Long Walk- Slavomir Rawicz
The God of Small Things: A Novel - Arundhati Roy
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi - William Dalrymple
A Passage to India- E.M. Forster
The Pact - Jodi Picoult
Sacred Games - Vikram Chandra
Life - Keith Richards
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) - Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) - Suzanne Collins
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
Born Standing Up - Steve Martin
Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World - Rita Golden Gelman
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
The Weird Sisters - Eleanor Brown
A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
About a Boy - Nick Hornby
Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice
The Queen of the Damned - Anne Rice
The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee- Sarah Silverman
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal - Conor Grennan
John Adams - David McCullough
The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
The Glass Room - Simon Mawer
The Kitchen House- Kathleen Grissom
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig
The Forsyte Saga - Complete- John Galsworthy
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.) - Loung Ung
Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind- Loung Ung
When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge - Chanrithy Him
Bossypants - Tina Fey
The Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy
The Paris Wife: A Novel - Paula McLain
The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
The Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Maine - J. Courtney Sullivan
The Best of Times: A Novel - Penny Vincenzi
Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land - Joel Brinkley
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
The Running Man - Stephen King
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of Universe - Douglas Adams
The Dark Half - Stephen King
Nothing to Envy - Barbara Demick
The Bonesetter's Daughter - Amy Tan
The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs
The Imperfectionists - Tim Rachman
Where Men Win Glory - Jon Krakauer
Children of Dust - Eli Eteraz
An American Childhood - Annie Dillard
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World - Jack Weatherford
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
In Garden of Beasts - Erik Larsen
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith


  1. Expected ratio of books JLM reads to books DSM reads - 5:1. Good thing his first book is "Speed Reading for Dummies".

  2. Guess who just got a NYC library card??!!

  3. Sam- we're so glad you're carrying the torch while Dave's away!

  4. Dave, I am reading Cutting for Stone too! I am also slowly pushing through but I think that's for lack of time, rather than lack of interest. I'm so jealous of Jesse's list so far.


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