Following up on Wednesday’s post, I wanted to let you in on the books and movies that I truly, deeply regret finishing—nay, I regret starting them in the first place, and I regret not abandoning them.
Let my list of 5 serve as a warning for you. Avoid these pieces of so-called entertainment. And don’t feel forced to finish something that’s utter crap.
The start of the new year means another annual Small Pond feature: a look at my favorite books and movies from the previous year.
As always, we start with numbers. 2012 saw new highs for both books read (96) and movies seen (43). June and December tied for most books read, with each at 13. December was my movie-watching month at 11 movies.
In no particular order, here’s what I liked last year. Check out the links and think about adding these books and movies to your 2013 to-read and to-watch lists.
In spite of having watched 31 movies last year, I didn’t see very many on their first release so it’s hard to work up excitement for this year’s Oscars. And unless ABC runs the ceremony live on its website, I won’t be watching it either. This is what happens when you decide to save money by cancelling cable/satellite television. Oops.
I may make a slight attempt to get to the theaters to see some of the nominated films and performances. I’d like to see War Horse at any rate. Nothing else has jumped out at me as a must-see in the theater. If you’ve seen any of the nominees and consider the theater experience critical to appreciating the movie, let me know in the comments.
Without further ado, here’s a list of some of the nominees. For other categories, check out the Oscars website. Continue reading
It’s that time again. What did I read or see this year that made an impression?
First, the stats: 73 books read and 31 movies watched. It’s a record-setting year for books, not so much for movies. July saw the highest number of books read at 17. Continue reading
So, the weekends would be when I neglect the daily thanksgiving project. Ah well. Let’s call it day 18 and I’ll be thankful for living alone. It’s not something I’m always thankful for, but on a morning when I find myself singing along to West Side Story, I’m kinda glad no one is around to laugh at me.
And while we’re talking West Side Story, am I the only one who thought one of the many cool things about Twin Peaks was the team-up of Riff and Tony? Or who watches West Side Story and notes the appearance of Gomez Adams as the dance chaperone?