Justin Tadlock

Thursday Thirteen - Christmas Wish List

Thursday Thirteen - Christmas Wish List

These are all items I have on my Amazon Wish List. So, pop on over there if you want to get me something.

  1. Xbox 360 HD DVD Player
    I’ve wanted an HD DVD player since they first arrived in the spring. Yet, they’ve cost way too much money up until this point. I know the add-on for the Xbox 360 probably won’t have all the greatest features or best resolution capabilities, but it’ll hold me over for quite a while.
  2. Nintendo Wii
    Notice how I’m putting the high-priced stuff at the top of the list? I have always stuck with Nintendo when it came to consoles, and I’m not about to stop now. Plus, I’ve really got to try out the new controller.
  3. Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo
    Ever since I’ve read Russo’s Empire Falls I’ve wanted to read some more of his work. He is by far one of the better writers that I’ve ever read. He’s the kind of writer that inspires me to write better.
  4. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
    I had to read Warren’s Brother To Dragons in my Southern Literature class, and I didn’t really like him that much. I mean, who writes a poem the size of a novel? However, I have heard that this novel is his best work. Plus, I’ll probably watch the movie when it comes out, so I’ll have to read the book first.
  5. Bones: Season 1
    Originally, I started watching this show last fall because it had David Boreanaz (from Angel) in it. After a few episodes, I thought the series wouldn’t last, and I quit watching. To my surprise, one of my classmates recently told me that the show picked up some steam after the beginning of the first season. Now I’m wondering what happened, and I must see it.
  6. Everything Bad is Good for You by Steven Johnson
    Honestly, I came across this book a couple of weeks ago and thought it looked interesting.
  7. If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland
    My Fiction Writing I teacher is constantly quoting Ueland from this book. I figured if she can pull so many good quotes about writing from it to help us in class, it must be a decent read.
  8. Rome: Season 1
    It’s funny how I came across this title a while back. A friend and I were talking about what types of TV shows we wanted to see made (we were seriously missing new episodes of Buffy and Angel). And I mentioned I would like to see something about the old days, way back in the Roman empire times. Of course, he told me about the show. Now only if I could get that million bucks that I’ve been hoping to land in my lap…
  9. Seinfeld: Season 7
    Best sitcom ever (end of sentence punctuation)
  10. High School Confidential: Secrets of an Undercover Student by Jeremy Iverson
    I’ve been interested in these ethnographic works centering on high school since I had a class on literacy last fall in which we wrote our own ethnographies. The works that pushed me toward the high school area were A Tribe Apart and Wonderland, and more recently, School of Dreams.
  11. King of the Hill: Season 4
    No TV on DVD collection would be complete without it. I’ve been trying to catch up on watching all of the seasons since last Christmas. Obviously, I’m still far behind.
  12. The Sopranos: Season 3
    Another series that I’ve been trying to catch up on. I generally have to wait for the price to drop $30 before I can buy one of these HBO series though. And, The Sopranos is just a good show.
  13. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
    I had to add at least one more classic to my list. I’ve always wanted to read this one, and it has a catchy title. So, it belongs on the list.

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