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Books

Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri

Movies

Out of the Furnace
Her


Television

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1x12, 1x13, 1x14
Buffy Season 3, S4 through Who Are You?
Episodes 3x01, 3x02, 3x03
House of Lies 3x01, 3x02, 3x03
New Girl 3x11, 3x12, 3x13
Star Trek: DS9 1x05, 1x06
The Mindy Project 2x12, 2x13, 2x14
True Detective 1x01, 1x02, 1x03

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Books

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
The Tiger’s Wife, Téa Obreht
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Movies

12 Years a Slave

Television

Buffy season two (rewatch)
Masters of Sex 1x06, 1x07, 1x08, 1x09
The Mindy Project 2x06, 2x07, 2x08, 2x09, 2x10
New Girl 3x07, 3x08, 3x09, 3x10
Star Trek: DS9 1x01, 1x02, 1x03

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November! I know November is widely regarded as the asshole month of the year, but I actually like it quite a bit more than, say, March (important birthdays notwithstanding) because there is enough impending holiday stuff that I'm super excited for the month.

+ The restoration company has said we will probably be back home before Christmas, which I am trying not to think about too much because I have gotten my hopes up many many times in these 9 months, but I also told my mom that if that happens it's my favorite Christmas present, SORRY EVERYONE ELSE.

+ I'm knitting a sweater for my sister to Christmas, speaking of holidays, and it's going well.......for it being a fair isle sweater and I have only knitted in the base color so far! Ha...ha! It actually looks like a sweater instead of three weird piles now, which I'm counting as definite progress.

+ I am STILL trying to meet my Goodreads goal despite it getting all shirty with me about my having a meltdown this summer:



I CAN STILL MAKE IT!!!

+ Speaking of projects that are definitely great ideas, I'm rewatching Buffy from the beginning and if there was ever a moment for a Troy Barnes MY EMOTIONS!!! scene, this is it. I'm almost finished with season two, so I'm sure I'll have a 10,000 word essay on that when I finish. MY HEAAAART.

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Books

Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh

Movies

The Bling Ring
Gravity


Television

Brooklyn Nine Nine 1x01, 1x02, 1x03, 1x04, 1x05, 1x06
Buffy season one (rewatch)
Masters of Sex 1x01, 1x02, 1x03, 1x04, 1x05
The Mindy Project 1x19, 1x20, 1x21, 2x01, 2x02, 2x03, 2x04, 2x05
New Girl 2x03, 2x04, 2x05, 2x06

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A quarterly update!!

TV UPDATE: I really have no idea what I am going to be watching this year, other than sitcoms (New Girl, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Mindy Project if we ever catch up on it). I've been meaning to pick up Elementary for ages, but other than that….? I think this may be the year I catch up on all the imports I've been meaning to for ages.

WORK UPDATE: insert jim quote hereCollapse )

HOUSING UPDATE: blaaaagh. We're in the process of picking everything out for the restoration, FINALLY, which is exciting but also exhausting. We're probably not going to be back before the end of the year. This mostly stresses me out and makes me sad, and I don't want to think about it anymore!

OTHER: Wedding season is finally over, everyone take a celebratory nap! The final damage was 6 weddings including 10 events attended in 3 states. May I never have a season like this every again, amen.

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Books

The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner (reread)
The Queen of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner (reread)
The King of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner (reread)

Movies

Ken Burns: The War

Television

Dexter 8x12, 8x13
New Girl 3x01, 3x02
The Newsroom 2x08, 2x09

APPENDIX:
1: I don't feel like this adequately captures just HOW MANY TIMES I reread QOA/KOA last month. It was a lot of times. A LOT.
2: The War was a really incredible documentary. It's Ken Burns, so it's a miniseries that is like 14 hours total (there's a reason it is the majority of what I watched in September), but that time is not wasted AT ALL. It's a bottom up series of stories about the war, focusing on four towns in the US and how people in those towns experienced the war, but it gets into so much more that most histories do, like what it meant for Mobile, Alabama to become a huge factory town with a ton of migrant workers, many of whom were black and coming into the segregation South for "better work" and how that affected the idea of double victory, and what it meant for Asian-American soldiers to enlist. There is a lot of graphic imagery, not surprisingly, particularly "The Ghost Front", which details among other things US soldiers discovering concentration camps.

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Books

Elders, Ryan McIlvain
Finnikin of the Rock, Melina Marchetta
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs

Movies

Fruitvale Station
Safety Not Guaranteed
Everything Must Go
Blue Jasmine


Television

The Newsroom 2x05, 2x06 2x07
Pretty Little Liars 4x08, 4x09, 4x10, 4x11, 4x12

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Books

All The President’s Men, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

Movies

Stoker
Pacific Rim
Bachelorette
Jackie Brown
Castle in the Sky
Only Yesterday
Lust, Caution


Television

Dexter 8x01, 8x02, 8x03
Family Tree Season One
Luther 3x01, 3x02, 3x03, 3x04
The Newsroom 2x01, 2x02, 2x03
Pretty Little Liars 4x04, 4x05, 4x06, 4x07

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May

Books

Moondust, Andrew Smith
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, Lucy Knisley
The Bling Ring, Nancy Jo Sales
Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden and Shin Dong-hyuk

Movies

Star Trek Into Darkness

Television

Adventure Time 1x01, 1x02, 1x03
The Borgias 3x04, 3x05, 3x06
Mad Men 6x04, 6x05

June

Books

Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon

Movies

I don’t think I watched a single movie in June, JUNE WAS A NIGHTMARE.

Television

The Borgias 3x07, 3x08, 3x09, 3x10
Mad Men 6x06, 6x07, 6x08, 6x09, 6x10, 6x11, 6x12, 6x13
Pretty Little Liars 4x01, 4x02, 4x03, 4x04, 4x05
Veep 2x04, 2x05, 2x06, 2x07, 2x08, 2x09, 2x10

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