I kept meaning to write a holiday episode of Trevor and Jason, but it just never came together. Have some of the spanakopita that Inner Jason stress-baked instead.

A new year means a fresh slate of Media Consumption; year eleven was firmly in the "meh" zone, with 92 books and 45 films Consumed, and I note in passing that I still haven't finished stabilising that blanket either. Onward to year twelve, assuming we live all the way through 2017:



January: 6 books, 3 films

BOOKS:

  • Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future, Caitlin Shetterly
  • Victory of Eagles, Naomi Novik
  • You'll Grow Out of It, Jessi Klein
  • The dirty life : on farming, food, and love, Kristin Kimball

    re-read: Foreigner, CJ Cherryh
    re-read: Bordertown: a chronicle of the Borderlands


FILMS:

  • Cinderella Man
  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Doubt


February: 6 books, 0 films

BOOKS:

  • Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik
  • Moranifesto, Caitlin Moran
  • A Gathering of Shadows, V E Schwab
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: vol. 10, Naoko Takeuchi
  • Bridget Jones's Baby: the Diaries, Helen Fielding
  • Happily Ever After: Companion to the Selection Series, Kiera Cass


FILMS:



March: 10 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch, Neil Gaiman
  • The Hanging Tree, Ben Aaronovitch
  • The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America, Mark Sundeen
  • Books for Living, Will Schwalbe
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Borderline, Mishell Baker
  • Year of No Clutter: A Memoir, Eve Schaub
  • Keeping Bees in Towns & Cities, Luke Dixon
  • Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, Seanan McGuire
  • Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free, Randy Henderson


FILMS:

  • The Great Gilly Hopkins
  • Finding Dory
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • Passengers
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula


April: 6 books, 5 films

BOOKS:

  • Cheech Is Not My Real Name, But Don't Call Me Chong!, Cheech Marin
  • Ender's World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game
  • All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai
  • The Arm: Inside the Billion-dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports, Jeff Passan
  • Still Dreaming: My Journey From the Barrio to Capitol Hill, Luis Gutierrez
  • Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood, Trevor Noah


FILMS:

  • Wayne's World
  • The Brand New Testament
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • A Man Called Ove
  • Swiss Army Man


May: 3 books, 2 films

BOOKS:

  • The Guineveres, Sarah Domet
  • Phantom Pains, Mishell Baker
  • Magic For Nothing, Seanan McGuire


FILMS:

  • The Age of Adaline
  • Potiche


June: 5 books, 6 films

BOOKS:

  • ElfQuest: the Final Quest vol. 1, Wendy and Richard Pini
  • ElfQuest: the Final Quest vol. 2, Wendy and Richard Pini
  • Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. : Essays, Leandra Medine
  • A Conjuring Of Light, V E Schwab
  • The Arbitrary Placement of Walls, Martha Soukup


FILMS:

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • The Kid (1921)
  • Sing (2016)
  • Moana


July: 7 books, 1 film

BOOKS:

  • The Strange Lives of Familiar Insects, Edwin Way Teale
  • the Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker
  • The Doonesbury Chronicles, G B Trudeau
  • Great Lakes Shipwrecks and Survivals, William Ratigan
  • Empire Games, Charles Stross
  • The Art of Taxidermy, Jane Eastoe
  • Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know : the Economist Explains, Tom Standage


FILMS:

  • Get Out


August: 6 books, 8 films

BOOKS:

  • Convergence, CJ Cherryh
  • The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross
  • FeedBack, Mira Grant
  • The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, Molly Harper

    re-read: The Atrocity Archive, Charles Stross


FILMS:

  • Rogue One
  • Logan
  • X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Legend (2016)
  • Doctor Strange
  • Ender's Game
  • Arrival
  • Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone


September: 10 books, 9 films

BOOKS:

  • Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon
  • The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting, Clara Parkes
  • Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World, Clara Parkes
  • Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men, Molly Harper
  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever, Molly Harper
  • The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women, Kate Moore
  • The complete Elfquest, volume 4, Wendy and Richard Pini
  • The complete Elfquest, volume 1, Wendy and Richard Pini
  • Strange Practice, Vivian Shaw
  • The Authentic Animal: Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy, Dave Madden


FILMS:

  • the Lego Batman Movie
  • Man Of The Year (2006)
  • Deadpool
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  • Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Thank You For Smoking
  • Horror Hotel (aka City of the Dead)


October

BOOKS:

  • So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister, Anna Akana
  • Invader Zim: Volume 1, Jhonen Vasquez

    re-read: Night Watch, Terry Pratchett


FILMS:

  • Table 19
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Blade Runner 2049

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