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they do say if you do something often enough it becomes a habit
Media Consumption Tracking time again; results for 2010 show an upswing on the books tally with 49 read in total, much of which is directly down to the CPL having finally got it together about putting their holds system on-line, and holding roughly steady on films with 36. Further fun with statistics reveals that in the five years I've been tracking my Media Consuption here, I have read a total of 439 books and seen 188 films... I suppose someone is going to start telling me to get a real life now, aren't they. But on to 2011:


January: 4 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • the Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  • The Tudors : the complete story of England's most notorious dynasty, G J Meyer
  • Tinder box : the Iroquois Theatre disaster, 1903, Anthony P Hatch
  • Into the arms of strangers : stories of the Kindertransport, Mark Jonathan Harris


FILMS:

  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • TRON: Legacy
  • Toy Story 3
  • Michael Collins


February: 6 books, 7 films

BOOKS:

  • Edith's story, Edith Velmans Van Hessen
  • False papers : deception and survival in the Holocaust, Robert Melson
  • Undead and unfinished, MaryJanice Davidson
  • Mennonite In A Little Black Dress: a memoir of going home, Rhoda Janzen
  • The Magicians, Lev Grossman

  • re-read: A necklace of raindrops and other stories, Joan Aiken


FILMS:

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Wings [1927]
  • Valentino
  • Despicable Me
  • Blood And Chocolate
  • Twilight
  • Centurion


March: 5 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  • Half empty, David Rakoff
  • Feed, Mira Grant
  • Spoken here : travels among threatened languages, Mark Abley


FILMS:

  • Red
  • 27 Dresses
  • Religulous
  • the Fantasticks


April: 4 books, 6 films

BOOKS:

  • Medium raw : a bloody valentine to the world of food and the people who cook, Anthony Bourdain
  • The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century, Jay Winter & Blaine Baggett
  • I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett
  • The reformed vampire support group, Catherine Jinks


FILMS:

  • Latter Days
  • The Guru
  • Miracle Mile
  • Skin
  • Dog Soldiers
  • A Wedding


May: 2 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • The new good life : living better than ever in an age of less, John Robbins
  • Midnight Riot, Ben Aaronovitch


FILMS:

  • Jungle 2 Jungle
  • An Education
  • 2012


June: 7 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • Among Others, Jo Walton
  • The Essential Bordertown: a traveller's guide to the edge of Faerie
  • Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward
  • Gunn's golden rules : life's little lessons for making it work, Tim Gunn with Ada Calhoun
  • It's a girl: women writers on raising daughters
  • the Land of Painted Caves, Jean M Auel
  • Didn't I Feed You Yesterday? A Mother's Guide to Sanity in Stilettos, Laura Bennett


FILMS:

  • Neverwas
  • Mommie Dearest


July: 8 books, 6 films

BOOKS:

  • The secret of Chanel No. 5 : the intimate history of the world's most famous perfume, Tilar J. Mazzeo
  • What women want : the global marketplace turns female friendly, Paco Underhill
  • On the grid : a plot of land, an average neighborhood, and the systems that make our world work, Scott Huler
  • Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
  • Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
  • Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer

  • re-read: The Pushcart War, Jean Merrill


FILMS:

  • Casualties Of War
  • Chang [1927]
  • Hellboy
  • The Son Of The Sheik
  • the Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • Dr. Phibes Rises Again


August: 5 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • The twilight saga : the official illustrated guide
  • Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, Peggy Orenstein
  • Rosemary and Rue, Seanan McGuire
  • Zombies vs. Unicorns
  • Hold me closer, necromancer, Lish McBride


FILMS:

  • War of the Buttons
  • Let the Right One In (Låt den Rätte Komma In)
  • Black Sheep [the cannibal sheep one, not Chris Farley]


September: 5 books, 7 films

BOOKS:

  • Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality, Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jethá
  • At home : a short history of private life, Bill Bryson
  • Welcome to Bordertown
  • Moon Over Soho, Ben Aaronovitch
  • Promise of the Wolves, Dorothy Hearst


FILMS:

  • the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Capitalism: A Love Story
  • Up
  • the Stone of Destiny
  • Carry On Sergeant
  • the Adjustment Bureau
  • the Earl of Chicago


October: 13 books, 10 films

BOOKS:

  • Secrets of the Wolves, Dorothy Hearst
  • Lost and found : unexpected revelations about food and money, Geneen Roth
  • the Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies, John Scalzi
  • Fuzzy Nation, John Scalzi
  • Zombie, Spaceship, Wasteland, Patton Oswalt
  • Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris
  • Deadline, Mira Grant
  • the Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Joan Aiken
  • Swedish Chicago , Paul Michael Peterson
  • the Magician King, Lev Grossman
  • Darkborn, Alison Sinclair
  • Blood, bones, and butter: the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef, Gabrielle Hamilton
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua


FILMS:

  • Alice in Wonderland [2010]
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Thor
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs the World
  • the King of Kong
  • Dying Breed
  • Camelot
  • Teeth
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1
  • Notes on a Scandal


November: 7 books, 9 films

BOOKS:

  • A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson
  • Lightborn, Alison Sinclair
  • Always on: how the iPhone unlocked the anything-anytime-anywhere future-- and locked us in, Brian X. Chen
  • A gap in nature : discovering the world's extinct animals, Tim Flannery
  • The winter of our disconnect : how three totally wired teenagers (and a mother who slept with her iPhone) pulled the plug on their technology and lived to tell the tale, Susan Maushart
  • In other worlds : SF and the human imagination, Margaret Atwood
  • Vile Bodies, Evelyn Waugh


FILMS:

  • Tangled
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Ponyo
  • Puss In Boots
  • Paul
  • Watchmen
  • After the Thin Man
  • In the Name of the Father
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides


December: 5 books, 7 films

BOOKS:

  • Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Chicks Dig Time Lords
  • Songs of love and death : tales of star-crossed love
  • Boomerang : travels in the new Third World, Michael Lewis
  • Wicked Plants: the weed that killed Lincoln's mother and other botanical atrocities, Amy Stewart


FILMS:

  • the Wisdom of Crocodiles
  • Stardust
  • Blow Dry
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2
  • Alarm
  • Oklahoma!
  • Tropic Thunder


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ljgeoff From: ljgeoff Date: January 3rd, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
This sounds like a cool thing to do. I've never kept track. The last couple of years, I'm reading fanfic more than published works. It's great stuff, but I've been feeling left behind. I'm reading Bujold's Cryoburn right now. Next up is Priest's Boneshaker.

But being a writer has changed my reading. I don't fall as headlessly into it like I used to. There's an inner critic that's noticing the craft. It's ok, but sometimes I wish I could just read.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 3rd, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Ah, that inner critic, I know her well and she puts back down a lot of books...
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