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No, there is too much -- let me sum up
The mysterious bag of candy has resurfaced again. New new year's resolution has been filed to finally eat the damn pixy-stix and throw the rest of it out, but this will take some time to complete, as one doesn't really want to eat that many pixy-stix that quickly.

Speaking of resolutions, Mum has successfully completed the only one of hers that I know of, which was to return the Oberweis bottle that's been in the trunk for about 6 months. Go Mum. (I presume "eat less and exercise" is also on her list somewhere, but that's sort of a universal given.)

As to the rest of my resolutions:




And now, the Media Consumption List for 2007, but first, the final tally for December 2006 was 17 books and 9 films, bringing the total Media Consumption for the year 2006 to a grand total of 178 books and 46 films. Fun with statistics: Highest book total achieved was 18, which happened four times, and lowest was 8 (I still don't know what happened there), which means that I read an average of {pokes at calculator} 15 books each month, or just about a book every two days, which seems about right; highest film total was 9 (twice), lowest 1 (also twice), meaning that on average I settle down to watch the whole of four movies-I-haven't-seen-before each month (if I had a nickel for every time I've seen most of Back to the Future in the last year I'd have bought the dvd by now), and that I'm probably not getting as much use out of the NetFlix as I might. Good to know, I suppose.


January, 2007: 15 books, 7 films

BOOKS:

  • The machine's child, Kage Baker
  • The end of the line : how overfishing is changing the world and what we eat, Charles Clover
  • The android's dream, John Scalzi
  • Confessions of a former dittohead , Jim Derych
  • Godfire book 1: the orchard of dreams, Tim Waggoner
  • The last duel : a true story of death and honour, James Landale
  • What terrorists want : understanding the enemy, containing the threat, Louise Richardson
  • Beguilement , Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Righteous : dispatches from the evangelical youth movement, Lauren Sandler
  • The future is queer : [a science fiction anthology]
  • The impeachment of George W. Bush : a handbook for concerned citizens, Elizabeth Holtzman
  • The absolute sandman. Volume one, Neil Gaiman
  • Whistling past Dixie : how Democrats can win without the South, Thomas F Schaller
  • In the company of ogres, A. Lee Martinez

  • re-read: The Westing game , Ellen Raskin


FILMS:

  • Superman Returns
  • Born on the 4th of July
  • Something's Gotta Give
  • say anything...
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Saved!
  • Sophie Scholl: The Final Days



February: 9 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • Victorian lace today, Jane Sowerby
  • Blame it on the rain : how the weather has changed history, Laura Lee
  • Frank Lloyd Wright : prairie houses , Alan Hess
  • Year's Best Science Fiction (23rd Annual)
  • Deliverer, C. J. Cherryh
  • Alternadad, Neal Pollack
  • Read the Beatles : classic and new writings on the Beatles, their legacy, and why they still matter
  • Thy kingdom come : how the religious right distorts the faith and threatens America : an Evangelical's lament, Randall Herbert Balmer
  • Recursion , Tony Ballantyne


FILMS:

  • Edward II
  • Y Tu Mama Tambien
  • An Inconvenient Truth



March: 11 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • The great risk shift : the assault on American jobs, families, health care, and retirement and how you can fight back, Jacob S. Hacker
  • The female brain, Louann Brizendine
  • Boffo! : how I learned to love the blockbuster and fear the bomb, Peter Bart
  • Look both ways : bisexual politics, Jennifer Baumgardner
  • Getting wet : adventures in the Japanese bath, Eric Talmadge
  • Jacob Two-Two and the dinosaur, Mordecai Richler
  • Breeding Bin Ladens : America, Islam, and the future of Europe, Zachary Shore
  • Only joking : what's so funny about making people laugh?, Jimmy Carr
  • The secret of scent : adventures in perfume and the science of smell, Luca Turin
  • Knit 2 together : patterns and stories for serious knitting fun, Mel Clark
  • Oil on the brain : adventures from the pump to the pipeline, Lisa Margonelli


FILMS:

  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Sky High
  • Walk Like a Man
  • This Film Is Not Yet Rated


April: 9 books, 6 films

BOOKS:

  • The natural knitter : how to choose, use, and knit natural fibers from alpaca to yak, Barbara Albright
  • The first man-made man : the story of two sex changes, one love affair, and a twentieth-century medical revolution, Pagan Kennedy
  • The invisible sex : uncovering the true roles of women in prehistory, J. M. Adovasio
  • The real toy story : inside the ruthless battle for America's youngest consumers, Eric Clark
  • Carnival, Elizabeth Bear
  • Deep economy : the wealth of communities and the durable future, Bill McKibben
  • Virgin : the untouched history, Hanne Blank
  • Magic's child, Justine Larbalestier

  • re-read: Jacob Two-Two meets the hooded fang, Mordecai Richler


FILMS:

  • The Cooler
  • The Lake House
  • Death of a President
  • Harvey
  • Adam and Steve
  • 10 Items Or Less


May: 19 books, 9 films

BOOKS:

  • Bambi vs. Godzilla : on the nature, purpose, and practice of the movie business, David Mamet
  • Antiques of the future, Lisa S. Roberts
  • The Darwin awards 4 : intelligent design, Wendy Northcutt
  • Homo domesticus : notes from a same-sex marriage, David Valdes Greenwood
  • Welcome to the homeland : a journey to the rural heart of America's conservative revolution, Brian Mann
  • New Zealand : a quick guide to customs and etiquette, Susan Butler
  • Fame junkies : the hidden truths behind America's favorite addiction, Jake Halpern
  • Troll Bridge : a rock 'n' roll fairy tale, Jane Yolen
  • The sixth extinction : journey among the lost and left behind, Terry Glavin
  • Knitting rules! , Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Kickboxing geishas : how modern Japanese women are changing their nation, Veronica Chambers
  • The last unicorn : the lost version , Peter S. Beagle
  • Brave new world revisited, Aldous Huxley

  • re-read: the Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror, Daniel Pinkwater
  • re-read: Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars, Daniel Pinkwater
  • re-read: the Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Daniel Pinkwater
  • re-read: the Last Guru, Daniel Pinkwater
  • re-read: Young Adult Novel, Daniel Pinkwater
  • re-read: Brave new world, Aldous Huxley




FILMS:

  • The Queen
  • The Station Agent
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Children of Men
  • Bewitched
  • Timecop: the Berlin Decision
  • Waxworks 2: Lost in Time
  • Hollywoodland
  • Shrek the Third


June: 10 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • Con$umed : how markets corrupt children, infantilize adults, and swallow citizens whole, Benjamin Barber
  • Under my roof, Nick Mamatas
  • Unfortunate English : the gloomy truth behind the words you use, William Brohaugh
  • What Jane Austen ate and Charles Dickens knew : from fox hunting to whist : the facts of daily life in nineteenth-century England, Daniel Pool
  • Hart & Boot : & other stories, Tim Pratt
  • No humans involved, Kelley Armstrong
  • Only child : writers on the singular joys and solitary sorrows of growing up solo
  • Unhooked : how young women pursue sex, delay love, and lose at both, Laura Sessions Stepp
  • Overclocked : stories of the future present, Cory Doctorow

  • re-read: The fantasy hall of fame


FILMS:

  • Kinsey
  • the Staircase


July: 18 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • Gods and pawns, Kage Baker
  • The serpent and the rose, Kathleen Bryan
  • Empire, James Laxer
  • A dirty job, Christopher Moore
  • Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936, David Clay Large
  • Magdalen rising : the beginning, Elizabeth Cunningham
  • 25 questions for a Jewish mother , Judy Gold
  • The call of the weird : travels in American subcultures, Louis Theroux
  • Arthur Spiderwick's field guide to the fantastical world around you, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
  • Four queens : the Provençal sisters who ruled Europe, Nancy Bazelon Goldstone
  • Are we Rome? : the fall of an empire and the fate of America, Cullen Murphy
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling
  • Dragons of the highlord skies, Margaret Weis
  • She's not the man I married : my life with a transgender husband, Helen Boyd
  • The $64 tomato, William Alexander
  • Can you drill a hole through your head and survive? : 180 fascinating questions and amazing answers about science, health, and nature
  • New Amsterdam , Elizabeth Bear

  • re-read: The color of magic, Terry Pratchett


FILMS:

  • the Black Cauldron
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Bent
  • 28 Days Later
  • the Simpsons Movie


August: 12 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • The potato : how the humble spud rescued the western world, Larry Zuckerman
  • Rat : how the world's most notorious rodent clawed its way to the top, Jerry Langton
  • Fortune's Fool, Mercedes Lackey
  • Pint-sized Ireland : in search of the perfect Guinness, Evan McHugh
  • 200 braids to twist, knot, loop, or weave, Jacqui Carey
  • A nameless witch, A. Lee Martinez
  • The Last Colony, John Scalzi
  • Garage sale America, Bruce Littlefield
  • Twilight of splendor : the court of Queen Victoria during her diamond jubilee year, Greg King
  • Wizards : [magical tales from the masters of modern fantasy]
  • Legacy, Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Soon I will be invincible, Austin Grossman


FILMS:

  • Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Come See the Paradise


September: 12 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA, Julia Alvarez
  • Knitting never felt better : the definitive guide to fabulous felting, Nicky Epstein
  • Knitting for peace : make the world a better place one stitch at a time, Betty Christiansen
  • Me and Mr. Darcy, Alexandra Potter
  • Send : the essential guide to Email for office and home, David Shipley
  • Spellbound : the surprising origins and astonishing secrets of English spelling, James Essinger
  • Much ado about English : up and down the bizarre byways of a fascinating language, Richard Watson Todd
  • The world without us, Alan Weisman
  • Saturnalia, Lindsey Davis
  • The ultimate book of useless information : a few thousand more things you might need to know (but probably don't) , Noel Botham
  • Stacked : a 32DDD reports from the front, Susan Seligson
  • Backyard giants : the passionate, heartbreaking, and glorious quest to grow the biggest pumpkin ever, Susan Warren


FILMS:

  • Fargo
  • The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Hair


October: 19 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • A canon of vegetables : 101 classic recipes, Raymond Sokolov
  • The infernal machine : a history of terrorism, Matthew Carr
  • Three bags full : a sheep detective story, Leonie Swann
  • BFI Film Classics: Doctor Who , Kim Newman
  • 2033 : the future of misbehavior : interplanetary dating, Madame President, socialized plastic surgery, and other good news from the future
  • Ivy briefs : true tales of a neurotic law student, Martha Kimes
  • The dead travel fast : stalking vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula, Eric Nuzum
  • Doctor Who : the completely unofficial encyclopedia, Chris Howarth
  • Making money : a novel of Discworld, Terry Pratchett
  • Working stiff : the misadventures of an accidental sexpert, Grant Stoddard
  • The edge of disaster : rebuilding a resilient nation, Stephen Flynn
  • Parts per million : the poisoning of Beverly Hills High School , Joy Horowitz
  • What's science ever done for us? : what The Simpsons can teach us about physics, robots, life and the universe, Paul Halpern
  • Plutonium : a history of the world's most dangerous element, Jeremy Bernstein
  • The trap : selling out to stay afloat in winner-take-all America, Daniel Brook
  • Pandora's closet
  • Supercapitalism : the transformation of business, democracy, and everyday life , Robert Reich
  • The day the earth caved in : an American mining tragedy, Joan Quigley
  • The best of Vogue knitting magazine : 25 years of articles, techniques and expert advice


FILMS:

  • To Be Or Not To Be
  • the Last King of Scotland


November: 6 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • The sons of heaven, Kage Baker
  • Balance : in search of the lost sense , Scott McCredie
  • Rock & roll heaven, Robert Dimery
  • The Supremes' greatest hits : [the 34 Supreme Court cases that most directly affect your life] , Michael Trachtman
  • Head case : how I almost lost my mind trying to understand my brain, Dennis Cass
  • The violin maker : finding a centuries-old tradition in a Brooklyn workshop, John Marchese


FILMS:

  • Spider-Man 3
  • Dr. Who and the Daleks
  • Ratatouille


December: 1 book, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • One red paperclip : or how an ordinary man achieved his dreams with the help of a simple office supply, Kyle MacDonald


FILMS:

  • Beowulf's Crotch
  • Bounce
  • Sweeny Todd
  • the Golden Compass
  • Pirates of the Carribbean: At World's End


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feeling: accomplished accomplished
now playing on Radio Earworm: Ford's funeral

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orpheus42 From: orpheus42 Date: January 4th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Very nice. My highest book total was 152, in 2004. Last year I spent a lot of time depressed and only read 110.
bibliofile From: bibliofile Date: January 5th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
That's funny, because I read more when I'm depressed -- less time wasted on social and other activies.

Those playing cards are pretty cool, but I haven't actually played cards in ages.
orpheus42 From: orpheus42 Date: January 5th, 2007 08:26 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I really enjoy reading, it's something I so strongly associate with happiness that when I'm depressed I'm just not in the mood. It's rather strange, actually...
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