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.
Things have been quiet on this blog, but this month’s Manga Moveable Feast has nudged my lazyass brain enough to make me want to contribute. Hosting this month is @ProfessorBlind over at Rocket Bomber. I’m usually talking to him about food and beer or remembering “fondly” my old indie bookstore days. Currently, I am inspiring him to write an super unhealthy cookbook which will sell a billion copies during Father’s Day.
Anyway, the subject for today is Appetizers Wednesday–”The Manga My Best Friend Lent Me That Got Me Into Manga.” And seriously, just now I was going to be all, “ha, I got into manga on my own,” when my creaky memory was all, “Nope, nope.”
Wow, was summer 2012 disappointing or what? Disastrous. Such promise, and there was almost zero follow through.
Finished two more books for my project. This took a bit longer because Revolution was HUGE. Cinder is no lightweight either. Also added three more books on hold and read some other related books for fun.