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Furnace Guy finally came and all now appears to be well, knock wood. Weasel decided that the proceedings were Relevant To Her Interests and actually slunk out of hiding to watch a couple of times. :)

2012's Media Consumption comes out to 108 books and 45 films, on to 2013:


January: 8 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • the Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M Banks
  • the Green Glass Sea, Ellen Klages
  • Beyond heaving bosoms : the smart bitches' guide to romance novels, Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan
  • The purity myth : how America's obsession with virginity is hurting young women, Jessica Valenti
  • Tiger in the attic : memories of the Kindertransport and growing up English, Edith Milton
  • The Selection, Kiera Cass
  • Bringing up bébé : one American mother discovers the wisdom of French parenting, Pamela Druckerman
  • Unorthodox : the scandalous rejection of my Hasidic roots, Deborah Feldman


FILMS:

  • Concorde: Airport '79
  • Gnomeo and Juliet
  • Men In Black 3
  • Twilight: Eclipse
  • Twilight: New Moon


February: 9 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness
  • Libriomancer, Jim C Hines
  • Tim Gunn's fashion bible : the fascinating history of everything in your closet, Tim Gunn with Ada Calhoun
  • Total recall : my unbelievably true life story, Arnold Schwarzenegger with Peter Petre
  • Horses : the ultimate treasury, John Woodward
  • Doctor Who : Shada : the lost adventure by Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
  • Small-Space Container Gardens: Transform Your Balcony, Porch, or Patio with Fruits, Flowers, Foliage, and Herbs, Fern Richardson
  • Wishing for tomorrow, Hilary McKay
  • Unnatural selection : choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, Mara Hvistendahl


FILMS:

  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • Mean Girls
  • the Emperor's New Clothes
  • Victor/Victoria


March: 16 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • Under the banner of heaven : a story of violent faith, Jon Krakauer
  • the Rebels (Elfquest 13a)
  • Shadow Dance, Julie Garwood
  • The Kickstarter handbook : real-life crowdfunding success stories, Don Steinberg
  • Shadow Unit 1: Anomalous Crimes
  • the President's Vampire, Christopher Farnsworth
  • Blood Oath, Christopher Farnsworth
  • Dodger, Terry Pratchett
  • The 1990s from the Persian Gulf War to Y2K, Stephen Feinstein
  • On royalty : a very polite inquiry into some strangely related families, Jeremy Paxman
  • Rule 34, Charles Stross
  • The owl service, Alan Garner
  • 100 ideas that changed graphic design, Steven Heller and Véronique Vienne
  • Red, White, and Blood, Christopher Farnsworth
  • Reached, Ally Condie
  • Beauty Queens, Libba Bray


FILMS:

  • Twilight: Breaking Dawn #2
  • Attack of the Fifty-Foot Woman
  • the Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Reptilicus
  • Goya's Ghosts


April: 5 books, 12 films

BOOKS:

  • The rapture of the nerds, Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
  • The mad scientist's guide to world domination : original short fiction for the modern evil genius
  • Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy
  • Why men fake it : the totally unexpected truth about men and sex, Abraham Morgentaler
  • A history of Chicago's O'Hare Airport, Michael Branigan


FILMS:

  • Zathura
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Argo
  • Skyfall
  • Life of Pi
  • Seven Chances
  • the Edge of Love
  • Vampires [2010]
  • the Beginning of the End
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Earth Girls Are Easy
  • Lincoln


May: 8 books, 6 films

BOOKS:

  • Fire strikes the Chicago Stock Yards : a history of flame and folly in the jungle, John F. Hogan and Alex A. Burkholder
  • How to be richer, smarter, and better-looking than your parents, Zac Bissonnette
  • Are you my mother? : a comic drama, Alison Bechdel
  • Searching for dragons, Patricia C Wrede
  • A chicken in every yard : the Urban Farm Store's guide to chicken keeping, Robert and Hannah Litt
  • Whispers Under Ground, Ben Aaronovich
  • Silver Moon, Catherine Lundoff
  • The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, John Kelly


FILMS:

  • Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
  • the Dilemma
  • the Iron Lady
  • Mysterious Island [1961]
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness
  • Frankenweenie


June: 8 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • Live at Bryson Elementary [Frazz #1], Jef Mallett
  • This Time of Darkness, H M Hoover
  • Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots, Seanan McGuire
  • Midnight Blue-light Special, Seanan McGuire
  • A Natural History of Dragons, Marie Brennan
  • Protector, CJ Cherryh
  • Wicked As She Wants, Delilah S Dawson
  • Notes from a small island, Bill Bryson


FILMS:

  • Les Miserables [2012]
  • Super Monster
  • American Gigolo
  • London River
  • Hyde Park On Hudson


July: 8 books, 0 films

BOOKS:

  • To eat : a country life, Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd
  • Chicago cable cars, Greg Borzo
  • London Falling, Paul Cornell
  • Oddly normal : one family's struggle to help their teenage son come to terms with his sexuality, John Schwartz
  • Mad science 2 : experiments you can do at home, but still probably shouldn't, Theodore Gray
  • Stranger here : how weight loss surgery transformed my body and messed with my head, Jen Larsen
  • Sex and the Citadel : intimate life in a changing Arab world, Shereen El Feki
  • Short : walking tall when you're not tall at all, John Schwartz


FILMS:



August: 5 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • Home From The Sea, Mercedes Lackey
  • Chicago's greatest year, 1893 : the White City and the birth of a modern metropolis, Joseph Gustaitis
  • Glamour in glass, Mary Robinette Kowal
  • My beloved Brontosaurus : on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs, Brian Switek
  • Shadows of the workhouse [Call the Midwife #2], Jennifer Worth


FILMS:

  • Super 8
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Flight
  • Hellboy 2: the Golden Army
  • the Prestige


September: 8 books, 7 films

BOOKS:

  • Confessions of a bad teacher : the shocking truth from the front lines of American public education, John Owens
  • the Elite, Kiera Cass
  • Cognitive surplus : creativity and generosity in a connected age, Clay Shirky
  • Farewell to the East End [Call the Midwife #3], Jennifer Worth
  • Magic mommas, trembling sisters, puritans & perverts: Feminist essays, Joanna Russ
  • Girl Genius, omnibus #1: Agatha Awakens, Phil and Kaja Foglio
  • The Anglo files : a field guide to the British, Sarah Lyall
  • Bring up the bodies, Hilary Mantel


FILMS:

  • the Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Beastly
  • Vera Drake
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Soylent Green
  • Mac and Me
  • A Boy and His Dog


October: 10 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • The end of night : searching for natural darkness in an age of artificial light, Paul Bogard
  • The hostage prince, Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple
  • Anarchy, James Treadwell
  • Instant mom, Nia Vardalos
  • The Bloom County library #1, Berkeley Breathed
  • Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
  • Size matters : how height affects the health, happiness, and success of boys -- and the men they become, Stephen S. Hall
  • the Last Hot Time, John M Ford
  • B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy), Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

  • re-read: The Calvin and Hobbes tenth anniversary book, Bill Watterson


FILMS:

  • Megamind
  • Crash [2004]
  • Evil Dead 2


November: 7 books, 6 films

BOOKS:

  • Uncommon arrangements : seven portraits of married life in London literary circles, 1910-1939, Katie Roiphe
  • How To Ditch Your Fairy, Justine Larbalestier
  • Bastion, Mercedes Lackey
  • Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
  • For Darkness Shows the Stars, Diana Peterfreund
  • Directive 51, John Barnes

  • re-read: Singled out : how two million British women survived without men after the First World War, Virginia Nicholson


FILMS:

  • the Great Gatsby [2013]
  • Westworld
  • the Amazing Spider-Man
  • Yes Man
  • the Man in the White Suit
  • Valkyrie


December: 4 books, 9 films

BOOKS:

  • Breadcrumbs, Anne Ursu
  • the Dragon Waiting, John M Ford
  • Enchanted, Alethea Kontis
  • Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner


FILMS:

  • Snakes on a Plane
  • the Affair of the Necklace
  • Total Recall [2012]
  • Pacific Rim
  • Source Code
  • Elysium
  • The World's End
  • Jobs
  • Burke and Hare



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ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: January 11th, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Divergent and Team Human are both things that keep getting recommended to me - do you think either would be to my tastes?

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robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 13th, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I think Divergent might annoy you -- I only barely made it through, and I bailed on the sequel a couple of weeks ago. Team Human was cute, though.
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