My Food for Thought

The sincere love of books has nothing to do with cleverness or stupidity any more than any other sincere love. It is a quality of character, a freshness, a power of pleasure, a power of faith. A silly person may delight in reading masterpieces just as a silly person may delight in picking flowers. A fool may be in love with a poet as he may be in love with a woman.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Previous years: 2020 : 2019 : 2018 : 2017

2021 so far:

  1. That Distant Land by Wendell Berry
  2. A Pelican at Blandings by P. G. Wodehouse
  3. Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets by P. G. Wodehouse
  4. The Penderwicks at Point Muette by Jeanne Birdsall
  5. The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
  6. Psmith in the City by P. G. Wodehouse
  7. The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall
  8. The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson
  9. Jeeves and the Mating Season by P.G. Wodehouse
  10. Blue Moon by Joan Didion
  11. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  12. A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
  13. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  14. The Confessions of St. Augustine translated by Sarah Ruden
  15. Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du Mez
  16. Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers
  17. Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers
  18. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
  19. The Second Coming by Walker Percy
  20. Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
  21. Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy
  22. Lancelot by Walker Percy
  23. Fool’s Talk by Os Guiness
  24. The Last Gentleman by Walker Percy
  25. The Man Who was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
  26. The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr
  27. Summer Lightning by P.G. Wodehouse
  28. The Rider of Lost Creek by Louis L’Amour
  29. Bannon by Louis L’Amour
  30. The Trail to Crazy Man by Louis L’Amour


  1. All the King’s Men
  2. Citizen Kane
  3. A Streetcar Named Desire
  4. The Isle of Dogs
  5. Wolverine
  6. Blandings Season 1&2
  7. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
  8. The Land Before Time
  9. The White Tiger
  10. Onward
  11. The Quiet American
  12. The Caine Mutiny
  13. Old Joy
  14. WandaVision
  15. Days of Heaven
  16. The Hobbit (Jackson trilogy part 1)
  17. Beverly Hills Ninja
  18. Red Balloon
  19. White Mane
  20. Donkey Skin
  21. The Two Towers (in theater!)
  22. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  23. Richard III (Olivier)
  24. Swallows and Amazons
  25. Animal Crackers (Marx Brothers)
  26. The Rules of the Game
  27. Falcon and the Winter Soldier season 1
  28. King Lear (Hopkins)
  29. Much Ado About Nothing (Branaugh)
  30. A Quiet Place
  31. Thor
  32. The Mitchells vs. the Machines
  33. Raya and the Last Dragon
  34. A Quiet Place 2
  35. Chinatown