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Huh, I do have something resembling an attention span, kind of.
At something of loose ends after having checked two big items off the long-term Bucket List in the last year ("fiction publication acceptance" and "lived to see 23 November 2013"); still casting about for some other Life Goals, but for now I think I'll carry on with the Media Consumption lists as one way to impose some structure upon my life, since it has managed to come in surprisingly handy as a reference at times over these years I've been doing it however tedious it may occasionally get to remember to record items. 2013 clocked in at 96 books and 75 films, which is a high for the latter and a reasonable go for the former -- but onward:


January: 11 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • 1913 : in search of the world before the Great War, Charles Emmerson
  • The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people, John Kelly
  • Darkbeast, Morgan Keyes
  • Dust Girl, Sarah Zettel
  • Daybreak Zero, John Barnes
  • Wither, Lauren DeStefano
  • Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach
  • Codex Born, Jim C Hines
  • Fever, Lauren DeStefano
  • Parasite, Mira Grant
  • the Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson


FILMS:

  • Sunshine
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • the Adventures of Galgameth
  • Despicable Me 2


February: 8 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • Children of God, Mary Doria Russell
  • Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, Allie Brosh
  • Furthest, Suzette Haden Elgin
  • To The Seventh Level, Suzette Haden Elgin
  • the Crown of Embers, Rae Carson
  • the Bitter Kingdom, Rae Carson
  • the White Queen, Philippa Gregory
  • the Red Queen, Philippa Gregory


FILMS:

  • Pirate Radio
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Ironclad
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


March: 7 books, 6 films

BOOKS:

  • Women of the cousins' war : the duchess, the queen, and the king's mother, Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin, Michael Jones
  • Longbourn, Jo Baker
  • Lost girls : an unsolved American mystery, Robert Kolker
  • Stuck in the middle with you : a memoir of parenting in three generations, Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • A Darkling Sea, James L. Cambias
  • the White Princess, Philippa Gregory
  • Raising Steam, Terry Pratchett


FILMS:

  • Nebraska
  • the Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • the Stepford Wives (2004)
  • Albert Nobbs
  • Oblivion
  • The Host


April: 12 books, 8 films

BOOKS:

  • We Who Are About To..., Joanna Russ
  • Blood Price, Tanya Huff
  • The Invisible Code, Christopher Fowler
  • the Last Dragonslayer, Jasper Fforde
  • Smoke and Shadows, Tanya Huff
  • All Our Pretty Songs, Sarah McCarry
  • Sever, Lauren DeStefano
  • Smoke and Mirrors, Tanya Huff
  • Smoke and Ashes, Tanya Huff
  • To Marry an English Lord, Gail MacColl
  • Blood Trail, Tanya Huff
  • Blood Lines, Tanya Huff


FILMS:

  • Margin Call
  • Thor: the Dark World
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • the Fifth Estate
  • Looper
  • Frozen
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • 12 Years A Slave


May: 9 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • the Disappearing Spoon : and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements, Sam Kean.
  • Fortunately, the milk, Neil Gaiman
  • The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison
  • Jessica Darling's It List, Megan McCafferty
  • Blood Debt, Tanya Huff
  • Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better, Clive Thompson
  • The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World From Scratch, Lewis Dartnell
  • Blood Pact, Tanya Huff
  • Generation A, Douglas Coupland


FILMS:

  • Real Steel
  • Godzilla (2014)
  • Dark Shadows
  • Princess Tam Tam


June: 8 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • One Summer: America, 1927, Bill Bryson
  • Broken Homes, Ben Aaronovitch
  • Whipping girl : a transsexual woman on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity, Julia Serano
  • Peacemaker, CJ Cherryh
  • Mastering the art of Soviet cooking : a memoir of food and longing, Anya Von Bremzen
  • Lighting for historic buildings : a guide to selecting reproduction lighting, Roger W. Moss
  • the Dazzle of Day, Molly Gloss

  • re-read: The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien


FILMS:

  • The Hobbit: the Three-Hour Cutscene Desolation of Smaug
  • Philomena
  • the Monuments Men
  • $9.99
  • Her


July: 9 books, 4 films

BOOKS:

  • What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton
  • War and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Janet Brennan Croft
  • the Severed Streets, Paul Cornell
  • Lengthening the day : a history of lighting technology, Brian Bowers
  • My Real Children, Jo Walton
  • Mrs. Woolf and the servants : an intimate history of domestic life in Bloomsbury, Alison Light
  • To end all wars : a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918, Adam Hochschild
  • Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History


FILMS:

  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • the Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
  • Dude, Where's My Car?
  • Warm Bodies


August: 12 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • Pretty Guardian Sailormoon #1, Naoko Takeuchi
  • Red Rising, Pierce Brown
  • Freedom's Gate, Naomi Kritzer
  • Freedom's Apprentice, Naomi Kritzer
  • Freedom's Sisters, Naomi Kritzer
  • On This Day in Chicago History, John R. Schmidt
  • Fear of food : a history of why we worry about what we eat, Harvey Levenstein
  • The One, Kiera Cass
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!: A World Without World War I, Richard Ned Lebow
  • Sails on the Horizon, A Novel of the Napoleonic Wars, Jay Worrall
  • Back to the Front: An Accidental Historian Walks the Trenches of World War I, Stephen O'Shea
  • Bushman Lives!, Daniel Pinkwater


FILMS:

  • Jodorowsky's Dune
  • the Shop Around the Corner
  • Tim's Vermeer


September: 8 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood, Diana Gabaldon
  • Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love From An American Midwest Family, Kathleen Flinn
  • The Chicago 77: A Community Area Handbook, Mary Zangs
  • Any Approaching Enemy, A Novel of the Napoleonic Wars, Jay Worrall
  • Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I, E. R. Mayhew
  • Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters, Deborah Newton
  • The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
  • Song of the Quarkbeast, Jasper Fforde


FILMS:

  • Austenland
  • Be Kind Rewind
  • the Lego Movie


October: 7 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • Ironskin, Tina Connolly
  • The Bees, Laline Paull
  • The Folklore of Discworld: Legends, Myths and Customs From the Discworld With Helpful Hints From Planet Earth, Terry Pratchett with Jacqueline Simpson
  • Eye-deep in Hell: Trench Warfare in World War I, John Ellis
  • Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney

  • re-read: The Last Unicorn, Peter S Beagle
  • re-read: The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood


FILMS:

  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • Lesbian Vampire Killers (I was at a party DON'T JUDGE ME)
  • The Machinist


November: 8 books, 6 films

BOOKS:

  • A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction, Terry Pratchett
  • Pennyroyal Academy, M. A. Larson
  • The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Genevieve Valentine
  • The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
  • The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, Nicholas G. Carr
  • Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?: A Modern Guide to Manners, Henry Alford
  • Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors, Andrew Shaffer
  • Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life, Brian Wansink


FILMS:

  • Hotel Rwanda
  • Belle
  • The Sheik
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Monsters University
  • ParaNorman


December: 9 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • The Science of Discworld, Terry Pratchett with Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart
  • Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion... So Far, Terry Pratchett with Stephen Briggs
  • What's A Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man's Best Friend, John Homans
  • Year of No Sugar: A Memoir, Eve O. Schaub
  • Living With Less: How to Downsize to 100 Personal Possessions, Mary Lambert
  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, Michael Lewis
  • The Testing, Joelle Charbonneau
  • Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling, David Wolman

  • re-read: Deep Secret, Diana Wynne Jones


FILMS:

  • the Thirteenth Floor
  • Maleficent
  • War Horse
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • the Giver


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