Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s all about books, lists and sharing the love we have of both with our bookish friends. And as we start a new year, it’s time to look back at our best of the best from 2018…
I like to pretend I have structure, so I’m once again setting some goals for my reading – and blogging – this year. As usual, I’ll keep track of how I go in my monthly redux.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, in which we all talk about a bookish topic and have fun making lists. It’s a few days until I close the book on 2016, but we’re close enough that I’m happy to call my reads of the year…
2015 has been an excellent reading year for quantity (over 70 books) and quality. I’m back to working more or less full time in 2016, so I think I’m going to have to be a bit less ambitious and a bit more selective in what I focus on…
…which is a problem, because I want to (re)read all the things.
We’re close enough to the end of the year that I’m happy to jump on the bandwagon and call my reads of the year. I make no apology for reading books years after they were published; I’ve been pointed at some cracking older works this year, and they get their full share of love – these are my top ten reads of 2015. My 2016 resolution is to have a more up-to-date reading list (although I don’t promise to like the newest books best).
I’m not quite ready to call my top ten reads of 2015 – not least because I can squeeze in at least one more after The Dark is Rising, and the candidates to pick up feature prominently on other Top Tens for 2015. So, you know, opportunity for a late entrance. Now I’ve seen Stars Wars, I am ready to call my top 10 films of 2015.
I have paid my money at the cinema to see the following this year: The Second Best Exotic […]
The Girl With All The Gifts – M R Carey Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins John Saturnall's Feast – […]
I've left it a bit later than usual to do my annual look back through my media and literary consumption, and I'm going to keep it shorter this year too (at least for books) as I've done a much better job of noting down my thoughts as I've gone along.
Another year, another crop of books read and films watched. It’s been a bumper year in books – 60 completed, and 2 more weighty tomes mostly-completed before being abandoned in disgust (well, that makes the Worst Of The Year easy). Movies have been pretty typical (12, plus the cinema presentation of the NT Frankenstein), and very typically front-loaded. Autumns are not about cinema, apparently. Again, being frugal in going means we don’t see things we don’t want to, so a high satisfaction index for the year.
I have paid my money at the cinema to see the following this year: 1) Skyfall 2) Les […]
Books what I have (re)read: 1) Jose Saramago – The Elephant's Journey 2) William Gibson – Pattern Recognition […]
I used to try to remind myself (and inflict on you) what I particularly loved and loathed each year amongst the various books and films I consumed. Since joining the circus, I've failed to do this thanks to big work-related requirements in the first week of the year. However, it seems to be a week into 2012 and I'm procrastinating about going for a run, so this seems like a good time to revive that old meme.
We managed to get to the movies a lot more often this year, with several binges between long gaps of workiness. The habit of only going to things we really want to see on a big screen mean the hit rate of enjoyment was high (needless to say, no Transformers 3 for us). Honourable mentions go to Source Code, Hanna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Ides of March, and Contagion, all of which were thoroughly polished and much enjoyed.
I have paid my money at the cinema to see the following this year: 1) The Artist 2) […]
I have read the following this year: 1) Richard Morgan – Woken Furies 2) Susan Hill – The […]