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why was I doing this, again? - Diary of a Necromancer
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why was I doing this, again?
An attempt to watch A Night To Remember that ended prematurely in the realization that I didn't actually care enough about any of these people even to watch them die reminds me that a new year means a new reckoning with annual Media Consumption figures. 2008 represented a steep dropoff from previous tallys, with only 51 books and 14 films added to the life-list (and yes, I am aware that there are people out there for whom 50 books read in a year represents a goal to aspire to, not falling down on the job, but when did I ever claim to be normal); now, if only the part of this that was because of Writing More had been in the pursuit of something that might actually be of use to me careerwise down the road, and not sheer self-indulgence, I'd have, well, probably another manuscript to keep the first one company in the trunk, but at least it'd be more socially acceptable to whine about it, shall we say. So, onward to 2009's List:



January: 2 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • Accidentally on purpose : a one-night stand, my unplanned parenthood, and loving the best mistake I ever made, Mary Pols
  • The elfish gene : dungeons, dragons and growing up strange, Mark Barrowcliffe


FILMS:

  • Vatel
  • City Slickers 2: the Legend of Curly's Gold


February: 3 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • Extras, Scott Westerfeld
  • Strangers : homosexual love in the nineteenth century, Graham Robb
  • I don't : a contrarian history of marriage, Susan Squire


FILMS:

  • Wondrous Oblivion
  • State & Main


March: 1 book, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • How not to write a novel : 200 classic mistakes and how to avoid them--a misstep-by-misstep guide, Howard Mittelmark


FILMS:

  • On The Beach
  • The Dark Knight
  • Big Nothing


April: 0 books, 4 films

BOOKS:



FILMS:

  • Keeping Mum
  • Withnail & I
  • Greenfingers
  • Almost Normal


May: 2 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory
  • The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien


FILMS:

  • the Holiday
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Normal
  • Doc Hollywood


June: 1 book, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • The Two Towers, JRR Tolkien


FILMS:

  • The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • the Offence


July: 1 book, 0 films

BOOKS:

  • The Return of the King, JRR Tolkien


FILMS:



August: 1 book, 1 film

BOOKS:

  • Doctor Who New Adventures: Damaged Goods, Russell T Davies


FILMS:

  • Igor


September: 1 book, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Elizabeth Moon


FILMS:

  • the Duchess
  • Milk


October: 1 book, 8 films

BOOKS:

  • Divided Allegiance, Elizabeth Moon


FILMS:

  • Vantage Point
  • The Jane Austen Book Club
  • From Hell
  • An American Werewolf In Paris
  • Coraline
  • Dogfight
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Marie Antoinette


November: 3 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • Oath of Gold, Elizabeth Moon
  • The Werewolf's Guide to Life, Ritch Duncan and Bob Powers
  • The Atrocity Archive, Charles Stross


FILMS:

  • Star Trek [2009]
  • Tom Jones
  • Humpday


December: 4 books, 6 films

BOOKS:

  • Wizard's Daughter, Catherine Coulter
  • So You Want To Be A Wizard, Diane Duane
  • Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

  • re-read: Knitting Rules, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee


FILMS:

  • Kid Galahad
  • 21
  • Mad Money
  • Prince Caspian
  • the Playboys
  • District 9



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