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I feel like I'm gonna break this damn' thing
rollick has an interesting idea, here; I'll give it a go, although I fully expect to either A) lose track and/or forget I'm doing this within a couple of weeks, or B) quickly exceed LJ's text-limit, given the rate at which I go through library books...



Media consumed in 2006

January: 18 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • Metallic Love, Tanith Lee
  • Class Dis-MYTHed, Robert Asprin & Jody Lynn Nye
  • Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, 18th annual
  • the Experts' Guide to Life at Home
  • New Rules, Bill Maher
  • Spunk & bite : a writer's guide to punchier, more engaging language & style, Arthur Plotnik
  • The trouble with Tom : the strange afterlife and times of Thomas Paine, Paul Collins
  • Peoples of the World
  • Imperial ambitions, Noam Chomsky
  • Eyewitness Companions: Trees
  • Wild things, Charles Coleman Finlay
  • The sinking of the Eastland : America's forgotten tragedy, Jay Bonansinga
  • The Algebraist, Iain M. Banks
  • Agent to the stars, John Scalzi
  • The Narnian : the life and imagination of C.S. Lewis, Alan Jacobs
  • Death and the sun : a matador's season in the heart of Spain, Edward, Lewine
  • Dressing a galaxy : the costumes of Star Wars
  • The root of wild madder : chasing the history, mystery, and lore of the Persian carpet, Brian Murphy


FILMS:

  • X-MEN 2
  • A Day Without A Mexican



February: 14 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • Fledgling, Octavia Butler
  • The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
  • America's most hated woman : the life and gruesome death of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Ann Rowe Seaman
  • Great tales from English history [Volume 2], Robert Lacey
  • 1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles Mann
  • Rescue me, he's wearing a moose hat : and 40 other dates after 50, Sherry Halperin
  • Breakfast with Tiffany : a memoir, Edwin John Wintle
  • The conception chronicles : the uncensored truth about sex, love & marriage when you're trying to get pregnant
  • Ingenious gadgets : guess the obscure purpose of over 100 eccentric contraptions, Maurice Collins
  • Rebuilt : how becoming part computer made me more human, Michael Chorost
  • Music to my sorrow, Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill
  • Galileo's children : tales of science vs. superstition
  • Monkeyluv : and other essays on our lives as animals, Robert M. Sapolsky
  • The roots of desire : the myth, meaning, and sexual power of red hair, Marion Roach


FILMS:

  • Corpse Bride
  • The Life Aquatic
  • Wallace & Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Mirrormask



March: 12 books, 9 films

BOOKS:

  • Fourth planet from the Sun : tales of Mars from The Magazine of Fantasy&ScienceFiction
  • Marly's Ghost, David Levithan
  • The wizard of London, Mercedes Lackey
  • Fog facts : searching for truth in the land of spin, Larry Beinhart
  • Old Twentieth, Joe Haldeman
  • Hammered, Elizabeth Bear
  • Doctor Who novelisation: Mawdryn Undead
  • Pretender, CJ Cherryh
  • Self-made man : one woman's journey into manhood and back again, Norah Vincent
  • The devil's picnic : around the world in pursuit of forbidden fruit, Taras Grescoe
  • Adrian Mole : the cappuccino years, Sue Townsend
  • Amber and iron, Margaret Weis


  • Re-read: Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones


FILMS:

  • The Wicker Man
  • Equilibrium
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Hang 'Em High
  • Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
  • The Commitments
  • Good Night & Good Luck
  • Ice Age
  • Walk the Line



April: 15 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • Adrian Mole and the weapons of mass destruction, Sue Townsend
  • The commitment : love, sex, marriage, and my family, Dan Savage
  • Cut! : Hollywood murders, accidents and other tragedies
  • Boy meets boy, David Levithan
  • The comic worlds of Peter Arno, William Steig, Charles Addams, and Saul Steinberg, Iain Topliss
  • The big over easy , Jasper Fforde
  • Harrowing the dragon , Patricia McKillip
  • The carpet makers, Andreas Eschbach
  • How the Republicans stole Christmas : the Republican Party's declared monopoly on religion and what Democrats can do to take it back, Bill Press
  • Many skies : alternative histories of the sun, moon, planets, and stars, Arthur Upgren
  • Shoes : what every woman should know, Stephanie Pedersen
  • Just around the corner : the paradox of the jobless recovery, Stan Aronowitz
  • Is the American dream killing you? : how "the market" rules our lives, Paul Stiles
  • Bodies and souls : the tragic plight of three Jewish women forced into prostitution in the Americas, Isabel Vincent
  • Crunchy cons : how Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party), Rod Dreher


FILMS:

  • Charlie and the chocolate factory
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Bubba Ho-Tep
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
  • The Omen (yes, for some reason this is the first time I ever managed to sit all the way through it)


May: 13 books, 1 film

BOOKS:

  • The year of yes : a memoir, Maria Headley
  • The truth (with jokes), Al Franken
  • 99 ways to tell a story : exercises in style, Matt Madden
  • Julie and Julia : 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen : how one girl risked her marriage, her job, and her sanity to master the art of living, Julie Powell
  • Talk to the hand : the utter bloody rudeness of the world today, or six good reasons to stay home and bolt the door, Lynne Truss
  • Freemasons for dummies, Christopher Hodapp
  • I capture the castle, Dodie Smith
  • Not buying it : my year without shopping, Judith Levine
  • Stranger at the wedding, Barbara Hambly
  • AA Gill is away, A. A. Gill
  • The wizard lord, Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • Festivus : the holiday for the rest of us, Allen Salkin
  • Between the lines : master the subtle elements of fiction writing, Jessica Page Morrell


FILMS:

  • Millions


June: 16 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • The May queen : women on life, love, work, and pulling it all together in your 30s
  • The A-Z of classic computer games, Jack Railton
  • Cat people, Margaret Korda
  • The wedding : [150 years of down-the-aisle style], Paul Atterbury
  • Burn, James Patrick Kelly
  • Not in Kansas anymore : a curious tale of how magic is transforming America, Christine Wicker
  • Take it back : our party, our country, our future, James Carville
  • The Ig Nobel prizes 2 : an all-new collection of the world's unlikeliest research, Marc Abrahams
  • One good knight , Mercedes Lackey
  • Fooled again : how the Right stole the 2004 election and why they'll steal the next one too (unless we stop them), Mark Crispin Miller
  • Useful idiots, Jan Mark
  • Magic or madness, Justine Larbalestier
  • Magic lessons, Justine Larbalestier
  • Luxury knitting : the ultimate guide to exquisite yarns--cashmere, merino, silk, Linda Morse
  • Both sides now : one man's journey through womanhood, Dhillon Khosla
  • Once upon a time (she said), Jane Yolen


  • Re-read: Wyrd sisters, Terry Pratchett


FILMS:

  • Transamerica
  • The Producers [2005]


July: 18 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • House thinking : a room-by-room look at how we live, Winifred Gallagher
  • To hell with all that : loving and loathing our inner housewife, Caitlin Flanagan
  • Oops : 20 life lessons from the fiascos that shaped America, Martin Smith
  • A brother's price, Wen Spencer
  • Generation me : why today's young Americans are more confident, assertive, entitled- and more miserable than ever before, Jean M Twenge
  • The heartless stone : a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire, Tom Zoellner
  • Wrigleyworld : a season in baseball's best neighborhood, Kevin Kaduk
  • Maximum Ride : the angel experiment, James Patterson
  • The spotter's guide to the male species, Juliette Wills
  • The I hate the 21st century reader : the awful, the annoying, and the absurd--from ethnic cleansing to Frankenscience
  • Sex, drugs and DNA : science's taboos confronted, Michael Stebbins
  • Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
  • Hidden, Victoria Lustbader
  • Elemental : the Tsunami relief anthology : stories of science fiction and fantasy
  • The culture code : an ingenious way to understand why people around the world buy and live as they do, Clotaire Rapaille
  • Only you can save mankind , Terry Pratchett
  • When sex goes to school : warring views on sex--and sex education--since the sixties, Kristin Luker
  • Pretties, Scott Westerfeld


FILMS:

  • Syriana
  • Spider-man 2


August: 18 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • Fall of knight, Peter David
  • Double crossed : uncovering the Catholic Church's betrayal of American nuns, Kenneth Briggs
  • Stealing democracy : the new politics of voter suppression, Spencer Overton
  • Alligators, old mink & new money : one woman's adventures in vintage clothing, Alison Houtte
  • Beau Brummell : the ultimate man of style, Ian Kelly
  • Kindling, Mick Farren
  • Foundling, D. M. Cornish
  • Specials, Scott Westerfeld
  • An incomplete education : 3,684 things you should have learned but probably didn't
  • His Majesty's dragon, Naomi Novik
  • Air, or, Have not have, Geoff Ryman
  • The two-income trap : why middle-class mothers and fathers are going broke, Elizabeth Warren
  • The wand in the word : conversations with writers of fantasy
  • Resenting the hero, Moira Moore
  • Dark Mondays, Kage Baker
  • Dragons of the dwarven depths, Margaret Weis
  • Mason-Dixon knitting : the curious knitters' guide : stories, patterns, advice, opinions, questions, answers, jokes, and pictures
  • The line between, Peter S. Beagle



FILMS:

  • I capture the castle
  • The Village
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Paycheck
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie


September: 8 books, 1 film

BOOKS:

  • The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals, Michael Pollan
  • House poor : pumped-up prices, rising rates, and mortgages on steroids, June Fletcher
  • Stumbling and raging : more politically inspired fiction
  • Generation debt : why now is a terrible time to be young, Anya Kamenetz
  • Green with envy : why keeping up with the Joneses is keeping us in debt, Shira Boss
  • Throne of Jade, Naomi Novik
  • Black Powder War, Naomi Novik
  • Hung : a meditation on the measure of Black men in America, Scott Poulson-Bryant


FILMS:

  • V for Vendetta


October: 18 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • James Tiptree, Jr. : the double life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips
  • The Academy Awards : the complete unofficial history, Gail Kinn
  • The chains that you refuse , Elizabeth Bear
  • The fifty greatest cartoons : as selected by 1,000 animation professionals
  • A separate war and other stories , Joe Haldeman
  • Hostile takeover : how big money & corruption conquered our government--and how we take it back, David Sirota
  • Conservatives without conscience, John Dean
  • Champagne : how the world's most glamorous wine triumphed over war and hard times, Don Kladstrup
  • The connoisseur's guide to sushi : everything you need to know about sushi varieties and accompaniments, etiquette and dining tips, and more, Dave Lowry
  • The privilege of the sword, Ellen Kushner
  • Homeland, R. A. Salvatore
  • The chocolate connoisseur : for everyone with a passion for chocolate, Chloé Doutre-Roussel
  • Don't leave me this way : or when I get back on my feet you'll be sorry, Julia Fox Garrison
  • The scavenger's guide to haute cuisine, Steven Rinella
  • Homeland, R. A. Salvatore
  • Sojourn, R. A. Salvatore
  • The corrosion of character : the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism, Richard Sennett
  • Birth : the surprising history of how we are born , Tina Cassidy


FILMS:

  • The outlaw Josey Wales
  • the Stepford Wives [2004]
  • X-Men 3: The Last Stand
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy


November: 11 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • Wintersmith, Terry Pratchett
  • Hothouse kids : the dilemma of the gifted child, Alissa Quart
  • Feeling very strange : the Slipstream anthology
  • The moral center : how we can reclaim our country from die-hard extremists, rogue corporations, Hollywood hacks,and pretend patriots, David Callahan
  • Dark Lord of Derkholm, Diana Wynne Jones
  • How the pro-choice movement saved America : freedom, politics, and the war on sex, Cristina Page
  • Rejuvenile : kickball, cartoons, cupcakes, and the reinvention of the American grown-up, Christopher Noxon
  • Farthing, Jo Walton
  • The long emergency : surviving the end of oil, climate change, and other converging catastrophes of the twenty-first century, James Howard Kunstler
  • The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world, Steven Johnson
  • Bungalow details : interior, Jane Powell


FILMS:

  • La Belle et la bête (Beauty and the Beast)
  • March of the Penguins


December: 17 books, 9 films

BOOKS:

  • Everybody loves pizza : the deep dish on America's favorite food , Penny Pollack
  • The complete cartoons of the New Yorker
  • Stork naked, Piers Anthony
  • Get to work : a manifesto for women of the world, Linda R. Hirshman
  • Fantasy : the best of the year
  • See Delphi and die : a Marcus Didius Falco novel, Lindsey Davis
  • My pet virus : the true story of a rebel without a cure, Shawn Decker
  • WebMage, Kelly McCullough
  • Variable star, Robert Heinlein and Spider Robinson
  • Why do pirates love parrots?, David Feldman
  • Glasshouse, Charles Stross
  • Play money : or, How I quit my day job and made millions trading virtual loot, Julian Dibbell
  • Fantasy gone wrong
  • Knit fix : problem solving for knitters, Lisa Kartus
  • The idler book of crap jobs : 100 tales of workplace hell
  • Doonesbury, the war years : Peace out, Dawg! and Got war?, G. B. Trudeau
  • Thumbs, toes, and tears : and other traits that make us human, Chip Walter


FILMS:

  • 11:14
  • CSA: Confederate States of America
  • In & Out
  • Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
  • Splitting Heirs
  • Steamboy
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Zardoz
  • Casanova


TOTAL: 178 books, 46 films


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rollick From: rollick Date: January 4th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I'm tellin' ya, bookmark it, and put the bookmark someplace where you'll see it regularly. I use Safari at work and Firefox at home, and both have a "Toolbar Folder" where the bookmarks can be placed as links at the top of every browser window. So every day, I see the "Books/Films 2006" link at the top of every page. It's hard to forget.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 9th, 2006 11:28 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
It's hard to forget.

Unfortunately, I'm the sort of person who can't even use a dayplanner because I either forget to write things down in it, or forget to look in it again if I do...
donia From: donia Date: January 4th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
That sounds lie a great idea except most of the media I consume is newspapers and magazines, which makes me the redheaded stepchild of reading. I don't get to see movies very often because they cost money, which I rarely ever have and, if I do, would much rather spend going to see a band play. Maybe I'll do it for cds and shows. It's gonna be a small list if I don't get a job soon.
justphoenix From: justphoenix Date: December 30th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Damn. I thought I was reading at a good clip. You've put me to shame :)
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