Both those already read and those "never read before."

  • The Deathly Hallows
  • Ella Enchanted
  • Chalice
  • Once Upon a Marigold
  • The Blue Sword
  • The Magician's Nephew
  • Artemis Fowl
  • The Arctic Incident
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • The Eternity Code
  • The Horse and His Boy
  • Prince Caspian
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • The Silver Chair
  • The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
may 31 2018 ∞
jun 9 2018 +
  • Go skydiving
  • Travel the world
  • Be well-read
  • Write a decent poem
  • Be fluent in another language
  • Go on a mission trip
  • Have a vegetable garden
  • See the aurora borealis
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Ride a dolphin
  • Go zorbing
  • Have a drink at the Green Dragon
  • Have a butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks
  • Read Virgil's Aeneid in Latin
  • Read Homer in Ancient Greek
  • Learn Russian
  • Live in New Zealand for a year
  • Hike the Inca Trail
  • HIke the King's Trail in Sweden
  • Hike the West Highland Way in Scotland
apr 6 2014 ∞
feb 17 2016 +
  • Never laugh at live dragons.
  • Beauty won't make the kettle boil.
  • Lose an hour in the morning and you'll be looking for it all day.
  • Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.
  • Don't put off to tomorrow what you could do today.
  • Short cuts make long delays.
  • There are fish in the sea better than have ever been caught.
  • There's nothing so bad that it couldn't be worse.
  • The friend that has to be bought is not worth buying.
  • It's not a delay to stop and sharpen the scythe.
  • Earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal.
  • Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
apr 7 2014 ∞
jun 23 2014 +
  • Lived in another country (Italy)
  • Walked the Camino de Santiago
  • Climbed a mountain (Mount Parnassus, Delphi, Greece; the Pyrenees, Spain)
  • Witnessed an important moment in history (The election of Pope Francis)
  • Had a drink at the Eagle and Child Pub, Oxford, England
  • Was in four different countries in one day
  • Had tea at the table on which J.K. Rowling wrote the first four Harry Potter books
  • Rode a camel
  • Sailed the Mediterranean
  • Visited the Cliffs of Insanity
  • Hiked the mountain above Assisi- barefoot
  • Converted to Catholicism
  • Got lost in both Venice and Florence
  • Raced on the original Olympic track, in O...
apr 6 2014 ∞
jun 8 2018 +
  • Self Defense
  • Shooting
  • Finding edible plants
  • Basic first aid
  • Making a fire
  • Using a map and compass
  • Horseback Riding
  • Able to pick a lock
  • Uses of herbs
  • Constellations (and their back stories)
  • Navigating in the woods
  • Moonwalking
  • Hotwiring a car
  • How to fix simple problems with cars
  • Unlock a locked car
  • Travel Hacking
  • Investing in the stock market
  • Finding drinkable water
  • Effectively use a knife
  • Learn how to code
apr 7 2014 ∞
may 29 2015 +

My besties

  • The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
  • The Prydain Chronicles, Lloyd Alexander
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
  • Joan of Arc, Mark Twain

My other favorites, in no particular order

  • The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Mattimeo, Brian Jacques
  • The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Man Who Was Thursday, G.K. Chesterton
  • The Gammage Cup, Carol Kendall
  • Beauty, Robin McKinley
  • The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley
  • The Princess and the Goblin, George MacDonald
  • Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine
  • The Ballad of the White Horse, G.K. Chesterton
  • The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
apr 7 2014 ∞
jun 4 2017 +
  • A Ballade of Suicide, G.K. Chesterton
  • The Skeleton, G.K. Chesterton
  • Roads Go Ever On, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • As Winds That Blow Against A Star, Joyce Kilmer
  • Journey's End, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Halt, Robert Hugh Benson
  • The Ass, C.S. Lewis
  • The Quitter, Robert W. Service
  • Ithaca, Constantine P. Cavafy
  • Mythopoeia, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  • Love After Love, Derek Walcott
  • A Psalm of Life, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
apr 6 2014 ∞
jul 16 2016 +
  • Sleep in and stay under the covers when you wake up, get very comfortable and warm
  • If you want to get out of bed, pick something cozy to wear
  • Drink very cold water or hot tea
  • Read a book you love dearly
  • Sleep some more
  • Go outside, even if it's just your backyard, and relax
  • Look at tiny beautiful things, like flowers and ants
  • Listen to music that makes you want to dance and dance your heart out
apr 6 2014 ∞
feb 28 2015 +
  • Sam Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings
  • Lucy Pevensie, The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Madge Arwell, "Doctor Who"
  • Bilbo, The Hobbit
  • Eilonwy, The Prydain Chronicles
  • The Cheeryble Brothers, Nicholas Nickleby
  • Rose, The Shadow of the Bear
  • The Cabby, The Magician's Nephew
  • Uncle Iroh, "Avatar: The Last Airbender"
  • Muggles, The Gammage Cup
  • Gregory Syme, The Man Who Was Thursday
  • Alyoshenka, The Brothers Karamazov
  • Cedric, Little Lord Fauntelroy
  • Mabel, "Gravity Falls"
  • Taran, The Prydain Chronicles
  • Harry James Potter, Harry Potter
  • Madame Manec, All the Light We Cannot See
apr 11 2014 ∞
feb 29 2016 +