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This again?
And regarding Suffering For My Art, I can now attest that Teen Wolf Too really IS That Bad, to the point where I feel like I should be apologising to a fictional character for suggesting he'd forced himself to watch it. (At least he'd probably have sort of appreciated The Beast Must Die, man.) Yargh. Media Consumption overall has been drastically down year over year, with 2009 coming in at only 20 books and 38 films. Yes, this is A Portrait Of The Artist As Someone Without A Library Card. But getting on with 2010:



January: 5 books, 7 films

BOOKS:

  • Of Men And Monsters, William Tenn
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard, JK Rowling

  • re-read:Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling
  • re-read:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, JK Rowling
  • re-read:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling




FILMS:

  • Teen Wolf Too
  • 13 Going On 30
  • The Omen [2006]
  • Run, Fat Boy, Run
  • Stage Beauty
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • In the Loop



February: 1 book, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • He, She, and It, Marge Piercy


FILMS:

  • Kinky Boots
  • Woodstock


March: 5 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett
  • ...And Another Thing, Eoin Colfer
  • the Guinea Pig Diaries: my life as an experiment , A.J. Jacobs
  • Back to the garden : the story of Woodstock, Pete Fornatale
  • Woodstock : three days that rocked the world


FILMS:

  • Borat
  • Up In The Air


April: 5 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • An Echo in the Bone, Diana Gabaldon
  • God and man : a David Bowie biography, Marc Spitz
  • What the dog saw and other adventures, Malcolm Gladwell
  • Dragons of the hourglass mage, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
  • The healing of America : a global quest for better, cheaper, and fairer health care, T.R. Reid


FILMS:

  • the Hurt Locker
  • Julie & Julia


May: 2 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • The big rewind : a memoir with pop culture, Nathan Rabin
  • Bryant & May on the loose : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery, Christopher Fowler


FILMS:

  • The Young Victoria
  • Man On Wire
  • Shrek 4
  • Inglourious Basterds


June: 5 books, 1 film

BOOKS:

  • How markets fail : an atlas of economic irrationality, John Cassidy
  • Manhood for amateurs : the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son, Michael Chabon
  • Tong lashing, Peter David
  • Theo Gray's mad science : experiments you can do at home-- but probably shouldn't, Theodore Gray
  • Conspirator, CJ Cherryh


FILMS:

  • The Men Who Stare at Goats



July: 5 books, 1 film

BOOKS:

  • Watching the English : the hidden rules of English behaviour, Kate Fox
  • Sheepshagger, Niall Griffiths
  • Divine Misdemeanors, Laurell K Hamilton
  • The art of war for writers : fiction writing strategies, tactics, and exercises, James Scott Bell
  • Shades of Grey, Jasper Fforde


FILMS:

  • Men With Brooms


August: 4 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • The lady queen : the notorious reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily, Nancy Goldstone
  • Bright-sided : how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America, Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See

  • re-read: The Borribles go for broke, Michael de Larrabeiti


FILMS:

  • Adventures In Babysitting
  • the Martian Child
  • Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room


September: 4 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • The dancing girls of Lahore : selling love and hoarding dreams in Pakistan's ancient pleasure district, Louise Brown
  • Blackout, Connie Willis
  • Deceiver, CJ Cherryh
  • For The Win, Cory Doctorow


FILMS:

  • Bride and Prejudice
  • Billy Elliot
  • Downfall



October: 4 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • A world without Islam, Graham Fuller
  • Nation, Terry Pratchett
  • You are not a gadget, Jaron Lanier
  • Between a church and a hard place : one faith-free dad's struggle to understand what it means to be religious (or not), Andrew Park


FILMS:

  • Sherlock Holmes [2009]
  • the Wolf Man [1941]
  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
  • Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
  • The Secret of Kells



November: 5 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • Eaarth : a survivor's guide , Bill McKibben
  • The quants: how a new breed of math wizards took over Wall Steet and nearly destroyed it, Scott Patterson
  • Being Human: Chasers, Mark Michalowski
  • Were you born on the wrong continent? : how the European model can help you get a life, Thomas Geoghegan
  • Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold


FILMS:

  • Atonement
  • the Princess and the Frog
  • Faintheart



December: 4 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • Gwenhwyfar : the white spirit, Mercedes Lackey
  • The time traveler's guide to medieval England : a handbook for visitors to the fourteenth century, Ian Mortimer
  • All Clear, Connie Willis
  • The green gene, Peter Dickinson


FILMS:

  • Velvet Goldmine
  • Oliver!
  • Showgirls
  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • the Wizard of Oz [1925]


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