And, as is traditional at this time of the year let’s review!
Bookwise I read 67 books. At least, 67 that I remembered to detail on Goodreads, but I think I’ve been pretty good about keeping that up to date this year. The majority of those are books that I would shelve under sff, no real surprise there. Now, the best of is where it usually gets interesting.
In 2011 I gave ten stars to The adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle : The thing beneath the bed by Patrick Rothfuss, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, < cite>Delusions of gender by Cordelia Fine, & Kraken by China Mieville.
My 9 star books, which means that I really loved them too were The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Ragnarok : the end of the gods by A. S. Byatt, Genesis by Bernard Beckett, Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs, God’s War by Kameron Hurley, Heartless by Gail Carriger, The chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll, Feed by Mira Grant, The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, Black Dogs by Ursula Vernon, The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett, and The cat who walked a thousand miles by Kij Johnson.
Any of those would make for some great reading.
Now, films. This year, on account of me leaving the metropolis of Dublin two years ago, I have been to the cinema a lot less frequently than in other years. Still, I did manage to see a few. Although none rated 10 stars.