2017 Book List

My goal this year is to read 35 new books, which I am keeping track of on goodreads.  There's a lot of things I want to reread this year too, so I'm keeping a complete list of my reading here.  *denotes a reread.

1. A Gathering of Shadows - V.E. Schwab
2. The Song of Achilles* - Madeline Miller 

2016 Book list

1. JOB: A Comedy of Justice - Robert A. Heinlein
2. Shaman Rises - C.E. Murphy
3. Liar, Temptress, Solider, Spy: Four Women Undercover in The Civil War - Karen Abbott
4. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin
5. *Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury  (I read this in like 1997?  Technically a reread but I only remembered the premise)
6. Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
7. Mythology: Visual Reference Guide - Philip Wilkinsin, Neil Philip
8. Sunshine - Robin McKinely
9. *To Reign In Hell - Steven Brust (Another book I technically read in middle school but didn't remember at all)
10. NOS4RA - Joe Hill
11.  The Song Of Achilles - Madeline Miller
12. Zealot: The life and times of Jesus of Nazareth - Reza Aslan
13. Chaos Choreography - Seanan Mcguire
14. The Step Sister Scheme - Jim C. Hines
15.  Autumn - David Moody
16. Down Pour - Kat Richardson
17. Balm -Dolen Perkins-Valdez
18. If Not, Winter: fragments of Sappho - translated by Anne Carson
19. The Golem and The Jinni - Helene Wecker
20. A Midsummer's Equation - Keigo Higashino
21. Fire Touched - Patricia Briggs
22. The Mermaid's Madness - Jim C. Hines
23. Iliad - Homer
24. Seawitch - Kat Richardson
25. You're Never Weird On The Internet (Almost) - Felicia Day
26. Captive Prince - C.S. Pacat
27. Captive Prince 2 - C.S. Pacat
28. Kings Rising - C.S. Pacat
29. The Strangler Vine - M.J. Carter

Short Stories and Novellas:
 Incryptid series - Seanan Mcguire
    -One Hell of A Ride
    -No Place like home
    -Stingers and Strangers
    -Married in Green
Every Heart A Doorway - Seanan McGuire
Double Play - Kelley Armstrong
Full of Briars - Seanan McGuire

1. Hawkeye: L.A. Woman - Matt Fraction
2. Hawkeye: Rio Bravo - Matt Fraction
3. Black Widow: The Finely Woven Thread - Nathan Edmondson
4. Black Widow:  The Tightly Tangled Web - Nathan Edmondson
5. Black Widow: Last Days - Nathan Edmonson
6. Ms. Marvel: Last Days - G. Willow Wilson
7. New Avengers: Other Worlds - Jonathan Hickman

Here is the full list!  I met my challenge of reading 50 books that I had never read before.


2016 Movie List

I've discoved that I like to keep lists of things.  I don't even know, folks.

1. Lo
2. Vanilla Sky
3. San Andras
4. Scouts Guide to The Zombie Apocalypse
5. Wristcutters
6. Fido!
7. Escape From L.A. (RIDICULOUS)
8. Freaks of Nature
9. Honeymoon (surprisingly good, although the end is kind of confusing)
10. Goosebumps (lol I couldn't help myself)
11.  Daddy's Home (I love Phil but sometimes his taste is trash tbh)
12.  Spectre (so boring.  omg, just so boring)
13. The Legend of Drunken Master
14. Haunter
15. Act like a Lady, Think like a man
16. Date Night
17. The Book of Life (I loved it!)
18. Pride and Prejustice and Zombies
19. The Circle (weirdly compelling, I'd recommend it)
20. Sisters
21. The Forest
22. Zootopia
24. The Core
25. Star Wars: Episode 7
26. Jurassic Park 2
27. Jurassic Park 3
28. Gremlins 2
29. The Boy (saw that ending coming from a mile away)

Movies I abdandoned at the half hour mark:
-In Burges (child death)
-The Loft (boring & rampant misogyny)

(I'm always up for movie recs, friends.)
Lost in a dream

2015 Book List

1. Made to Be Broken - Kelley Armstrong
2. Wild Justice - Kelley Armstrong
3. Forever Odd - Dean Koontz
4. Brother Odd - Dean Koontz
5. Odd Hours - Dean Koontz
6. Symbiont - Mira Grant
7. Pocket Apocalypse - Seanan McGuire
8. Dead Inside: Do Not Enter: Notes From the Zombie Apocalypse - Lost Zombies
9. The Undead Pool - Kim Harrison
10. The Witch With No Name - Kim Harrison
11. Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan
12. Hellenic Polytheism: Household Worship - Christos Pandion Panopoulos
13. Dead Heat - Patricia Briggs
14. Cult of Aphrodite: Rites and Festivals of The Golden One - Laurelei Black
15. No Humans Involved - Kelley Armstrong*
16. Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong*
17. Rose Red Chain - Seanan McGuire
18. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
19. Dietland - Sarai Walker
20. Magic Shifts - Ilona Andrews
21. Mountain Echoes - C.E. Murphy
22. Persuasion - Jane Austen
23. Small Magics (Anthology) - Ilona Andrews
          A Questionable Client
     Retribution Clause
     Of Swine and Roses
     Grace of Small Magics
     Magic Tests

Short stories & novellas:
1. San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of The California Brown Coats - Mira Grant
2. How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea - Mira Grant
3. Quarterd - Tanya Huff
4. Bone Garden - Amanda Downum
5. Rat Catcher - Seanan McGuire
6. The Ghosts of Buorbon Street - Seanan McGuire
7. Magic Stars - Ilona Andrews
8. Magic Steals - Illona Andrews

1. Ms Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
2. Ms Marvel: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
3. Ms Marvel: Crushed by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
4. iZombie: Dead To The World by Chris Roberson
5. iZombie: UVampire by Chris Roberson
6. iZombie: Six Feet Under and Rising by Chris Roberson
7. iZombie: RePossession by Chris Roberson
8. Hawkeye: My Life as A Weapon - Matt Fraction
9. Hawkeye: Little Hits - Matt Fraction
10. New Avengers: Everything Dies - Jonathan Hickman
11. New Avengers: Infinity by Jonathan Hickman
12. Batwoman: Hydrology - J.H. Williams III

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I hope some of the new shows this fall are good because this season alone I dropped Grimm, Once Upon A Time, Revenge and The Vampire Diaries. I want to drop The Big Bang Theory too, but the husband still likes it enough and I don't care enough to make a stink.  I've been hate watching for two seasons so I guess that'll keep happening.

I'm on the fence about Lost Girl (season five better be amazing to make up for the crap fest that was season four).

Psych,  How I Met Your Step Mother (don't even get me started on my lingering rage about HIMYM), Raising Hope and Being Human all ended.  Surviving Jack was pretty funny but got canceled after only airing five or so episodes (out of eight- Fox strikes again).

Castle was pretty mediocre this season but I still enjoy it, so I'll be tuning in next season.  Also tuning in for Agents of Shield (just finished this season today- I am emotionally compromised), Sleepy Hollow, New Girl (I don't know why either).  Also going to try Agent Carter (big hopes!), Gotham, and Selfie.

I watched season one of Arrow and Elementary but didn't get around to catching season two, but I want to for both.  (Elementary more than Arrow though)  I might try The Flash next season too, depending on how my season two viewing of Arrow goes.

How about you, three remaining LJ friends?  What are watching?
Color girl

2014 Book List

1.  Night Broken ~ Patricia Briggs
2. Odd Thomas ~ Dean Koontz
3.-7. Slayers novels 1-5 ~ Hajime Kanzaka
8. Labyrinth ~ Kat Richardson
9. Magic Breaks ~ Ilona Andrews
10. Parasite ~ Mira Grant
11. Discount Armageddon ~ Seanan Mcguire
12. Midnight Blue-Light Special ~ Seanan Mcguire
13. Half-Off Ragnarok ~ Seanan Mcguire
14. Chimes At Midnight ~ Seanan Mcguire
15. The Winter Long ~ Seanan Mcguire
16. Exit Stratergy ~ Kelley Armstrong
17. Honoring The Ancestors: A Basic Guide ~ Galina Krasskova

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I know I'm way behind the times, but I've made a tumblr.  It's mostly for fandom rants, gifs, pics and spam.  But follow me or something.  Let me know if you have one and I'll follow you too. 

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We finally watched Skyfall last night.  Overall, it was good.  It was a little too long and got kind of boring for a while in the middle but still good.

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I finally, finally finished Wizard's First Rule.  Nothing happened for 790 pages and then everything was summed up in the last 30 in a really haphazard way.

This week, I've read Kelley Armstrong's Waking The Witch and Spellbound, 2/3 of the last Otherworld books.  The last three are basically a trilogy, to end the series in a big bang.  They're been ok books, but not the big deal fireworks I was expecting.  I think they're the same level of interesting as the other ten in the series.  I'm loving Savannah as the narrator though.  I'll be picking up the last book at the library today.  A little sad that the series is over, but thirteen books is a good run.  I wish that Jamie and Eve had gotten more than one book each though.

Nothing else going on with me lately.  Fandom has sort of taken over.