Reading (and other lists that no one asked for)

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Authors I Love As An Adult: (read at your own risk, don't blame me if you don't like them)
Terry Pratchett
John Scalzi
Kurt Vonnegut
Tony Hillerman
Ann Leckie
Ursula Le Guin
Douglas Adams
Sherman Alexie
Neil Gaiman
David Sedaris

Authors I Loved As A Young Person:
Beverly Cleary
Judy Blume
Lloyd Alexander
Brian Jacques
Madeleine L'Engle
Robert Newton Peck
"Franklin W. Dixon"/The Hardy Boys

Books I recommend for people of all ages:







Comedians I Loved As A Young Person:
Bill Cosby
Katt Williams
Dave Chapelle
Mitch Hedberg

Comedians I Currently Love:
Andi Smith
Hannibal Burress
Jim Gaffigan
Michelle Buteau
Ali Wong
Hadiyah Robinson
Dylan Moran

Podcasts That Stand Out From The Glut of Podcasts:
Put Your Hands Together
2 Dope Queens
Black Ass Podcast
Potential Problems
#SorryNotSorry

The Best Bands Ever:
MxPx
Motion City Soundtrack
The Matches
The Police
Whole Wheat Bread

Artists I Currently Listen To:
Tacocat
State Champs
Seaway

Perfect Albums: (Albums you can listen to all the way through, not one bad song)
Commit This To Memory - Motion City Soundtrack
My Dinosaur Life - Motion City Soundtrack
Kingwood - Millencolin
Hiding Inside The Horrible Weather - My American Heart
So Much For The Afterglow - Everclear
Sing The Sorrow - AFI

The Best Movies:
Serenity
Napoleon Dynamite

The Best Episodes of the Best TV Shows:
"Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" - The X-Files
"Party" - Black Books
"Date" - Miranda
"The New Cup" - Flight of the Conchords
"Drug Testing" - The Office

Things That Are WAY Overrated:
Social media of all stripes
Dune - Frank Herbert (Cool world building, bro, but the plot is not compelling to me)
Nirvana
The Beatles
Sushi

Artists whose work I really admire but would never want to meet because they seem like they would be mean and/or conceited and ruin everything:
Sting
Paul Simon
Ricky Gervais

Artists whose work I really admire and would totally want to meet because they seem cool and down to earth and would not ruin everything:
Miranda Hart
Melissa McCarthy
Stephen Colbert
Steve Carell
Jared and Jerusha Hess


My Quest to read all of Terry Pratchett Discworld novels:
  1. The Colour of Magic (1983) (Rincewind)
  2. The Light Fantastic (1986) (Rincewind)
  3. Equal Rites (1987) (Witches)
  4. Mort (1987) (Death)
  5. Sourcery (1988) (Rincewind)
  6. Wyrd Sisters (1988) (Witches)
  7. Pyramids (1989) (One-off)
  8. Guards! Guards! (1989) (City Watch)
  9. Eric (1990) (Rincewind)
  10. Moving Pictures (1990) (One-off)
  11. Reaper Man (1991) (Death)
  12. Witches Abroad (1991) (Witches)
  13. Small Gods (1992) (One-off)
  14. Lords and Ladies (1992) (Witches)
  15. Men at Arms (1993) (City Watch)
  16. Soul Music (1994) (Death)
  17. Interesting Times (1994) (Rincewind)
  18. Maskerade (1995) (Witches)
  19. Feet of Clay (1996) (City Watch)
  20. Hogfather (1996) (Death)
  21. Jingo (1997) (City Watch)
  22. The Last Continent (1998) (Rincewind)
  23. Carpe Jugulum (1998) (Witches)
  24. The Fifth Elephant (1999) (City Watch)
  25. The Truth (2000) (One-off)
  26. Thief of Time (2001) (Death)
  27. The Last Hero (2001) (Rincewind, although this is debatable)
  28. The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents (2001) (One-off)
  29. Night Watch (2002) (City Watch)
  30. The Wee Free Men (2003) (Wee Free Men)
  31. Monstrous Regiment (2003) (One-off)
  32. A Hat Full of Sky (2004) (Wee Free Men)
  33. Going Postal (2004) (Post Office)
  34. Thud! (2005) (City Watch)
  35. Wintersmith (2006) (Wee Free Men)
  36. Making Money (2007) (Post Office)
  37. Unseen Academicals (2009) (The Wizards, Rincewind)
  38. I Shall Wear Midnight (2010) (Wee Free Men)
  39. Snuff (2011) (City Watch / Sam Vimes)
  40. Raising Steam (2013) (Post office)
  41. The Shepherd's Crown (2015) (Wee Free Men)