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Numbers Three and Four

Numbers Three and Four
I was bad yesterday, I skipped a list. So today I give you two epic collections: Top Albums and Top Writers.
These are certainly not the only ones. That would be¬†impossible. These lists represent the cream of the crop, the stranded on a desert island necessities. For the albums, I would say this is a fairly comprehensive list of my All Time Favorites, whittled down to those that can be listened to from beginning to end without skipping a song. For the writers, well, this just skims the surface. I attempted Top Five Books, but that truly is an impossible feat. Generally speaking, every book I read is my favorite. I become the story, the characters; I pull pieces from my life and insert them between the lines. My husband becomes Mr. Darcy, the hare in my backyard suddenly sports a monocle and pocket watch; every action is with purpose and desperately poetic. So you see, choosing just a handful of titles from the vast universe of written fiction is not an option. What I have here are the writers I most admire and adore, who’s words sometimes seem to be plucked from the very heart of human nature.

Number Three: Top Albums

1. Caledon Wood Al Petteway
2. Post Bjork
3. The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls

4. Sparkle and Fade – Everclear

5. Tidal – Fiona Apple

7. Absolution – Muse
8. The Downward Spiral – Nine Inch Nails
9. And All That Could Have Been (Still) – Nine Inch Nails
10. Tragic Kingdom – No Doubt

11. Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd
12. Kid ARadiohead
14. Texas Flood Stevie Ray Vaughan
15. The Essential Simon and Garfunkel – Simon and Garfunkel
16. Blackwater ParkOpeth

Number Four: Top Ten Writers

1. Jane Austen
2. Anne Sexton
3. Michael Cunningham
4. Margaret Atwood
5. Sylvia Plath
6. Truman Capote
7. Tennessee Williams
8. Charles Dickens
9. Edgar Allen Poe
10. Fiona Apple

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.” Christopher Morley

“One good thing about music: when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” Victor Hugo