Big end of the year review.

Books Read in 2009 (in order read)

  1. When True Night Falls
    C.S. Friedman (liked)
  2. Crown of Shadows
    C.S. Friedman (liked)
  3. Regenesis
    C.J. Cherryh (loved)
  4. Wings of Wrath
    C.S. Friedman (loved)
  5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
    Lisa See (ok-ish)
  6. Water for Elephants
    Sara Gruen (liked)
  7. Conspirator
    C.J. Cherryh (liked)
  8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    Shaffer & Barrows (liked)
  9. The Book Thief
    Mark Zusak (ok-ish)
  10. The Blade Itself
    Joe Abercrombie (liked)
  11. My Life in France
    Julia Child (loved)
  12. Before They Are Hanged
    Joe Abercrombie (liked)
  13. The French Gardener
    Santa Montefiore (crap)
  14. Atonement
    Ian McEwan (ok-ish)
  15. Last Argument of Kings
    Joe Abercrombie (liked)
  16. An Echo in the Bone
    Diana Gabaldon (liked)
  17. The Tree of Swords and Jewels
    C.J. Cherryh (liked)
  18. The Memory Keepers Daughter
    Kim Edwards (crap)
  19. Beat the Reaper
    Josh Bazell (liked)
  20. Gate of Ivrel
    C.J. Cherryh (loved)
  21. Well of Shiuan
    C.J. Cherryh (loved)
  22. Fires of Azeroth
    C.J. Cherryh (loved)
  23. Exile’s Gate
    C.J. Cherryh (loved)
  24. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Stieg Larsson (liked)
  25. Angel with the Sword (Merovingen Nights)
    C.J. Cherryh (liked)
  26. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
    Terry Pratchett (loved)
  27. The Girl Who Played with Fire
    Stieg Larsson (liked)

Top Ten TV Shows of 2009 (not in any order)

  • Lost
  • Chuck
  • Burn Notice
  • Leverage
  • Fringe
  • Damages
  • Mad Men
  • Dexter
  • Better Off Ted
  • V

Top Five Movies Watched

  • Star Trek
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • 12 Monkeys
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • The Darjeeling Limited

Things Netflixed
DVD:

  • The Prestige (crap)
  • Children of Men (liked)
  • The Color of Magic (crap)
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (crap)
  • Yes Man (ok-ish…though killed my DVD player so…)
  • Land of the Lost (crap)
  • The Brothers Bloom (loved)
  • The Island (liked)
  • Tropic Thunder (loved)
  • Bon Voyage (liked)
  • The Mighty Ducks (not as good as I remembered)
  • The Invasion (liked)
  • Adventures of Pete & Pete: Seas. 1: Disc 1 (loved)
  • Dexter: Season 3: Disc 3 (loved)
  • Dexter: Season 3: Disc 2 (loved)
  • Dexter: Season 3: Disc 1 (loved)
  • Eleventh Hour: Disc 1 (crap)
  • Pushing Daisies: Season 2: Disc 3 (liked)
  • Pushing Daisies: Season 2: Disc 4     S (liked)
  • The French Chef with Julia Child: Disc 1 (liked)
  • Bottle Rocket (liked)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (loved)
  • Rushmore (liked)
  • Aquarion: Season 1: Part 1: Disc 1 (crap)
  • The Darjeeling Limited (loved)
  • Talladega Nights (ok-ish)
  • Band of Brothers: Bonus Material (loved)
  • Band of Brothers: Disc 5 (loved)
  • Band of Brothers: Disc 4 (loved)
  • Band of Brothers: Disc 3 (loved)
  • Band of Brothers: Disc 2 (loved)
  • Band of Brothers: Disc 1 (loved)
  • Alien: Collector’s Edition (loved)
  • Due South: Season 1: Disc 1 (ok-ish)
  • Mad Men: Season 1: Disc 4 (loved)
  • Mad Men: Season 1: Disc 3 (loved)
  • Tideland (disturbing crap)
  • Mad Men: Season 1: Disc 2 (loved)
  • Mad Men: Season 1: Disc 1 (loved)
  • Burn Notice: Season 1: Disc 3 (loved)
  • Burn Notice: Season 1: Disc 2 (loved)
  • Burn Notice: Season 1: Disc 1 (loved)
  • Slings & Arrows: Season 1: Disc 2 (loved)
  • Damages: Season 1: Disc 3 (loved)
  • Damages: Season 1: Disc 2 (loved)
  • Damages: Season 1: Disc 1 (loved)
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army (liked)

Instant:

  • Doctor Who: The Stones of Blood
  • Leverage: Ssn 2: The Lost Heir Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 2: The Iceman Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 2: The Two Live Crew Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 2: The Top Hat Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 2: Three Days of the Hunt…
  • Leverage: Ssn 2: The Fairy Godparents Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 2: The Order 23 Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 2: The Tap Out Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 2: The Beantown Bailout Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The Second David Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The First David Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The 12-Step Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The Juror #6 Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The Stork Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The Bank Shot Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The Two-Horse Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The Miracle Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The Mile High Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The Snow Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The Homecoming Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The Wedding Job
  • Leverage: Ssn 1: The Nigerian Job
  • The IT Crowd: Ssn. 2: Moss and the German
  • The IT Crowd: Ssn. 2: Return of the…
  • The IT Crowd: Ssn. 2: The Work Outing
  • Avatar: Book 1: The Avatar Returns: Part 1
  • Helvetica
  • Planet B-Boy

Biggest Time Wasters
Naruto Marathons, Farmville, Shintolin, Nexus War, Chicago Bulls

Resolutions Fulfilled

Joined book club, was more physically active, went to soup kitchen for the first time, read about twice as many books as the year before, upgraded my computer, got a Kindle

New Resolutions

  • Build on last year’s physical activity level and carry it out as soon as it hits 60 again. No more “waiting for better weather.” (aka 78 and sunny with a breeze off the water).
  • Write a short story. If that is accomplished with any kind of success write a novel. No excuses. 0_0
  • Save up for Big European Trip (BET). BET probably won’t happen this year but the funds need to be gathering regardless.
  • Start going to church again. And sign up for classes and stuff so you actually have to be acknowledged by people.
  • Read more non-fiction.
  • Go on a date. Yeah, you heard it here first.
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6 thoughts on “Big end of the year review.

  1. Pingback: Big end of the year review. | Drakz News Station

  2. Thanks for the feedback! I always go into the year with good intentions and if everything goes as planned I should be updating a couple times a week.

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