This month, instead of listing all of the books and stories I read in the month prior, I’m going to do something a little different. I’m still going to list the books and stories, but I’m also going to include the comics I read this month. And the movies I watched. And the television shows. That way if anyone wonders how my writing is going, all they’ll have to do is look at this list and immediately know the answer. 🙂
And as always, I’m happy to jabber about anything that’s on the following lists. If you want my opinion about something, just comment and ask.
CULTURE CONSUMPTION: July 2013 ***
Doesn’t look too impressive here, does it? Three of these were for the Hugo/Campbell Award, and one I couldn’t even finish! How pitiful…. at least the Roth and Wendig were engaging!
Lots of short fiction, so thank the Hugos. The only non-Hugo piece was Mira Grant’s, which was quite enjoyable, but SHOULD NOT be read independent of the Newsflesh Trilogy. Don’t even think about reading it until you’re done with book three, or you’ll spoil yourself silly.
“起狮，行礼 (Rising Lion—The Lion Bows)” by Zen Cho
“The First Witch of Damansara” by Zen Cho
On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard
How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea by Mira Grant
“750,000 of Your Friends Like This” by Mur Lafferty
“The Reason for the Season” by Mur Lafferty
The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
I listed the graphic novel first, because. I’m still working on a Hellblazer a day, and I’m doing pretty well. Everything else on the list pretty much represents what I’m reading monthly, give or take some titles. Also? Lazarus is the new hot series to keep an eye on. VERY engaging!
John Constantine, Hellblazer: All His Engines by Mike Carey (graphic novel, hardcover)
East of West #4
Locke & Key: Omega #3-5
The Massive #13-14
Star Wars #7
Ten Grand #3
Thief of Thieves #15
The Unwritten #50
The Walking Dead #112
Wonder Woman #22
My theater pick is first, because I actually went out of the house and spent money to see it. Everything else was viewed from the comfort of my own home, thanks to Netflix and iTunes.
Pacific Rim (3D, in theaters)
Thanks to Netflix, I’m finally catching up on shows I’ve always wanted to watch but never could! Oh, and shows won’t be on the monthly list unless I finished watching the season in that month. So while I’m currently viewing season one of Friday Night Lights and season three of Arrested Development, they aren’t here because I’m not done watching those seasons. That’s also why Defiance is on the list, because its season finale was in July.
And that’s it! Thank God I’m not into gaming, or I’d never leave my house, like, ever. At any rate, tell me what you think of the format, let me know if any of the links are wrong or wonky, and please, feel free to share your thoughts about what I’ve read/watched, ask questions, or share your own entertainment tallies. But please, for the love of God, no spoilers in the comments, especially since I’m just now catching up on BIG television shows.
*** = Thanks to Alex at Randomly Alex for the phrase: I see this every month when the latest Galactic Suburbia podcast is announced on the blog, and I couldn’t help but adapt it for my own nefarious purposes. 🙂