Thursday, January 24, 2008

The 2008 List

I thought it might be interesting to keep track of all the books and movies I go through over the course of a year's time...and write reviews for as many as I can. What can I say? At heart, I'm a critic.

The stuff in italics are the things I've seen/read for the first time.

The 2008 Book List:
- Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchett
- Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
- The Five Fists of Science, by Matt Fraction (art by Steven Sanders)
- Predatory Dinosaurs of the World, by Gregory S. Paul
- Tesla: Man Out of Time, by Margaret Cheney
- The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
- Sourcery, by Terry Pratchett
- Perfect Circle, by Sean Stewart
- From a Buick 8, by Stephen King
- 20th Century Ghosts, by Joe Hill

- Guards! Guards!, by Terry Pratchett

- The Gangs of New York, by Herbert Asbury
- Gun, With Occasional Music, by Jonathan Lethem
- Skin Hunger, by Kathleen Duey

- Jennifer Government, by Max Barry
- Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem
- Society of the Mind, by Eric L. Harry
- The Areas of My Expertise, by John Hodgman

- How the Mind Works, by Steven Pinker
- The Town That Forgot How To Breathe, by Kenneth J. Harvey
- A Companion to Wolves, by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

- Grimspace, by Ann Aguirre

Temporarily Abandoned (due to suck):
- Dies the Fire, by SM Stirling

The 2008 Movie List:
- The Big White
- Maxed Out
- Fido
- The Call of Cthulhu
- Babel
- License to Wed
- Quiz Show
- Raising Arizona
- South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
- Cars
- The Rescuers Down Under
- Little Miss Sunshine
- Half Nelson
- Rescue Dawn
- Scotland, PA
- Sin City
- The Darwin Awards
- Shortbus

- Sense and Sensibility
- There Will Be Blood

- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Pride & Prejudice (BBC version)
- In Bruges
- Jar City
- Ladyhawke
- Day Watch

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