Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ode to All Things Western

In the spirit of The Great Western Drive going on over at Ramblings on Romance, The Misadventures of a Super Librarian, and The Good The Bad The Unread, I thought I'd do a little participation today and list my favorite western things ... 

Favorite Western Movies:
Lonesome Dove 
Open Range
Two Mules for Sister Sara

Favorite Western Actors:
Robert Duvall
Kevin Costner (supposedly developing a miniseries for AMC or A&E ...)

Favorite Western Authors
Louis L'Amour
Linda Lael Miller
Geralyn Dawson

Favorite Western Romances
Cherish by Catherine Anderson
The Bad Luck Wedding Cake by Geralyn Dawson
One Wish by Linda Lael Miller

Favorite Western TV Shows
Young Riders (is there anything better than Josh Brolin on a horse?)
Gun Smoke

And where did it all start? 


Keli Gwyn said...

I loved the Little House books and read them over and over as a young girl.

Wendy said...

Unforgiven might be the best western ever put to film - but I also really like Open Range (the cinematography on that film is just....awe-inspiring). And am I bad person to admit that the best part about Tombstone for me is Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday? I can honestly take or leave the rest of it, but man, I love Kilmer in that one.

Robert Duvall = awesome

Kristie and I were just talking about Cherish by Catherine Anderson the other day. I really need to reread that one to see if it holds up for me. Oh, and it was reprinted recently!

Emily said...

Keli ~ I fought my mom tooth and nail not to read Little House and when I finally did - on a bribe - I thanked her over and over.

Wendy ~
Val is the reason that movie is so great. I mean, who else can say "I'll be your Huckleberry" and get away with it? And you are right, half the reason I love Open Range is for the cinematography. I saw it in the theater and it was just ... wow.

Kristie (J) said...

Emily: I do believe you are a prime candidate to become a 'Driver'. I'm planning on letting readers know near the end, but since you are really on board already and will take no convincing at all *g* (gotta love that) to become a 'driver' all one has to do is buy and promise to read a Western. Then you can put the Icon on your blog too. All 3 of us will be having give-aways. I'm not sure how you enter for Wendy or Sybil's - that's one of the things we haven't figured out yet, but at Ramblings, if you sign up for The Great Western Drive, you will be entered. But that's later on in the week - with more details coming. I hope you drop by and visit all of us every day!!

I was a big Little House fan too

Marg said...

I just recently read my first Linda Lael Miller and really enjoyed it! I am hoping to read another by her in the next couple of weeks or so!

BookJunkee00 said...

Hi I love all those picks some of my favorites too.
I am reading ONE WISH and breezing through it. . Geralyn Dawson is also a favorite of mine haven't read too many but so far love them
This Great Western Drive is awesome have lots of new Westerns to add to my TBR pile.


Victoria Janssen said...

I am now stuck on the Metallica song "Unforgiven."

It's not entirely a bad thing....

sybil said...

I can (and do) watch Tombstone for Val Kilmer (as Doc Holiday) all the time *g*. It was on the History Channel often for a while and I have the DVD ;).

I'm you're huckleberry

I lurve him.

It would shock no one who knows me to hear my fave western tv series was Deadwood. LOVED it.