2011

Jan. 26th, 2012 10:31 pm
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The last time I posted was October... I really haven't been inspired to blog/comment/write anything much. I'm just going to add a little overview of 2011, way too late but whatevs.

Books read in 2011: 54, met my yearly 1 book a week challenge!

Best 5 books (in no order):
Hunger Games Trilogy (wonderful, can't wait for the movie, Rowling can learn from this epilogue)
Tiffany Aching Discworld novels (Pratchett rocks)
The God Delusion (If anything I love a rational argument)
The Help (great atmosphere)
The Year of the Flood (great imagination)
Honorouble mentions: The Graveyard Book; The Millenium Books; The Passion

Worst 5 books (in no order):
The Finkler Question (why should I care about any of these awful characters?)
Let The Great World Spin (if only it would ennndd)
The Partner (Grisham at his worst)
The Gathering (short and boring)
Stuff White People Like (sort of funny, but mostly rather offensive)

Booker prize winners read this year (towards my goal of reading all Booker prize winners): The Gathering, The Finkler Question, Remains of the Day, History of the Kelly Gang, The Famished Road.

Countries travelled: USA (Cleveland and Detroit), Sri Lanka (all over), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Spain (Barcelona), UK (London), France (Paris), Germany (Dresden), Australia (Melbourne), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), China (Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Yangshou, Hong Kong)

Slowly but steadily I am progressing to what I promosed my mother during her last Christmas, when she gave me a beautiful globe: that I would go everywhere and see everything. Luckily I have a job that makes this possible.

In line for this year: Germany, Western Canada, Estonia, Russia. And if I can swing it, South Africa (my dream but might be out of reach this year), Canary Islands, Iceland and New Orleans.

I lost interest in Supernatural and as a consequence in reading its fic (it was the awful writing in Season 5 that did it, with a final punch the finale. Season six has so far not reawakened any passion, but who knows). I'm reading lots of Glee now. I'm watching Dexter, True Blood, Criminal Minds, Glee, and starting Sherlock tonight.

Well, there it is. My fandom dance and non-participation and non-investment in anything will make this post as invisible as those first, but that's ok. I'm happy whenever my fingers move over the keys, for whichever reason. I need this journal to read fic, and reading fic is still a great passion and pleasure in my life.
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