Look at me being all on time for my November tallies! Aren’t you impressed? It was a busy month, but I think I did a marginally better job reading in November than I did in October. Here’s how it shook out:
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: November 2013
The Kevin Carroll books were read for a conference I went to, hence why there’s something that’s WAY outside of my usual reading stats. But it was a very solid reading month, as I enjoyed all of the fiction I was able to consume.
The Red Rubber Ball at Work by Kevin Carroll
Rules of the Red Rubber Ball by Kevin Carroll
A Visit from the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan
Parasite by Mira Grant
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I went on a bit of a spree, trying to fluff up my reading count for the year with novellas. These have been wasting away on my Kindle, but they were all quite enjoyable (with the McGuire being exceptionally good).
Magic Dreams by Ilona Andrews
Forbid the Sea by Seanan McGuire
Muse of Fire by John Scalzi
Now that I’m done with Hellblazer, I’m holding off on starting any completed series, so it’s been my monthly readings as usual. I re-read my first Morning Glories hardcover in preparation for reading the second volume, which I’m currently working on. I will say that of my monthly titles, I’m officially leery of Batwoman, as it’s the first issue without J.H. Williams III writing it and you can tell it was done in a rush. Also, it introduced some family ties that my husband said used to be part of the character’s background before Williams III took over, but hadn’t been hinted at until now, so it was jarring to me, who’s never read that character outside of Williams III treatment. Right now, I can’t say I’m very happy with DC.
Graphic novels first:
Morning Glories: Deluxe Hardcover: Volume 1 by Nick Spencer (re-read)
Batman Superman #5
Coffin Hill #2
East of West #7
Harley Quinn #0
Kick-Ass 3 #4
Saga Chapter 15
Sex Criminals #2
Star Wars #11
Star Wars: Legacy #8
The Manhattan Projects #16
The Sandman Overture #1
The Wake #5
The Walking Dead #116
Trillium #3 & #4
Wonder Woman #25
My theater pickings were super-enjoyable this month, both movies leaving me with a warm, happy feeling when I left the show. In terms of what I watched at home, Only God Forgives was weird, and Session 9 was fantastically creepy, a horror movie that could be explained either supernaturally OR realistically, and both explanations work great.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Thor: The Dark World
Only God Forgives
The Hunger Games (re-watch)
No completed shows. Indeed, we’ve started nothing new on Netflix because we’re too busy watching Sleepy Hollow, Almost Human, Dracula, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story: Coven, and our variety of comedies
EDIT: It probably says something that I forgot to originally mention Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
And that’s it! What did you watch and/or read? What did you love, what did you hate? As always, please refrain from spoilers, as I’m obviously catching up on some shows rather late and don’t want to be spoiled.