Wow, totally slacking here… Uh…
Anyway, my 2013 book buying list, if I have dates (note: these do not count graphic novels):
- Etiquette and Espionage, by Gail Carriger (out)
- Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger (11/05)
- Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (out)
- The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (06/04)
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (out) Ha, apparently I already had this; just found it.
- Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews (07/13)
- Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews (out)
- Tarnish by Katherine Longshore (06/18)
- Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (04/02)
- Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughan (out)
I’m undecided about some of these, if I want to continue reading them. I just wanted a list to see what I may or may not be interested in purchasing. Sometimes I just need a book with no pictures, y’know?
- Terry Pratchett (next book announced, but he’s still writing it)
- Deanna Raybourn (nothing announced)
- Jim Butcher (lost interest since that thing happened to Harry)
- Kim Harrison (lost interest ever since that stupid Pierce came on the scene, also too many characters)
- Charlaine Harris (lost interest since the faerie tie in happened)
This was the anime I started watching at Anime LA. In the attempt to get it on sale if I chose to buy it, I marathoned the rest of the series (minus the special episodes) in one day. I decided not to buy it.
My bacteria get a new addition to the family.
Starting off the convention year way early this year with a one day trip to Anime Los Angeles, aka, The Other ALA.
In which I read and buy too much manga for another year. Seriously running out of space here.
This year was WAY different from last year. Last year I barely watched anything and had to struggle to even make a top 3 list. This year I sampled 33 anime and completely watched 13 through at least one quarter. Obviously they weren’t all good; most of the cut list fell into the trap of being boring or mediocre (anime loves cliches and tropes). Legal streaming is completely changing the way I can watch anime, and I’m now in danger of being overloaded whereas before I was scraping around, trying to find stuff worth the effort of downloading (not my preferred method). Recently, I purchased a year’s subscription to Crunchyroll for HD quality, usually same day simulcast anime. It’s an awesome deal.
Onto the lists!
I managed to see sixteen of 2012′s movies this year, although half were through Netflix. However, towards the end of the year, I did finally start seeing movies on my own instead of repeatedly missing them in the theater while waiting for friends, so hopefully I will be able to increase my theater viewing next year.