2011 book/movie list

I’ve kind of started a tradition that at the beginning of the year, I list all the books I read and movies I watched during the previous year.  I have a terrible time trying to remember what books I’ve read and what movies I’ve seen so I thought this might help.  Even reading through this list, I couldn’t remember reading or watching some of this stuff.  I need to lay off the aspartame.

 
Book List 2011

January
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (3.5/5)
February
How to Write Horror by Horror Writers Association and Mort Castle (3/5)
March
The Joke That We Play on the World by Joshua S. Porter (4/5)
Die Softly by Christopher Pike (3.5/5)
Chain Letter by Christopher Pike (4/5)
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (3.5/5)
April
Hater by David Moody (3/5)
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (1/5)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (3.5/5)
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (4.5/5)
May
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (3.5/5)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (4/5)
It Gave me a Name by Marquis of Cups (3.5/5)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (4/5)
June
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (4.5/5)
July
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (4/5)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (3.5/5)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (4/5)
August
On a Forty Year Drunk by Robert E. Black (1.5/5)
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (2/5)
Horns by Joe Hill (4.5/5)
September
I am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells (3.5/5)
Mr. Monster by Dan Wells (3.5/5)
I Don’t Want to Kill You by Dan Wells (3.5/5)
Will Storr vs. the Supernatural by Will Storr (2.5/5)
October
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (3.5/5)
November
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (3.5/5)
December
Bag of Bones by Stephen King (only made it halfway through this one so no rating applies)

Obviously, things started slowing down in October.  I don’t know what happened other than just being burned out on reading, trying to work on writing my own book and hating my job/life/self.  But I surpassed my goal of reading twenty-four books so that makes me feel pretty good.  I hope I can keep it up this year as well.  Even if I don’t read a ton of books, as long as I’m continually reading something, I think I’ll be satisfied with that.

Movie List 2011
January
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (TV) (3.5/5)
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (4/5)
Red Without Blue (3/5)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (3/5)
Vampires Suck (2.5/5)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (4/5)
February
Catfish (3.5/5)
The Last Exorcism (2.5/5)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (3.5/5)
Laughing Matters (1.5/5)
Triangle (4/5)
March
Hellion: The Devil’s Playground (1.5/5)
Bad Biology (2/5)
Devil (2/5)
Pi (2.5/5)
Once (3.5/5)
Battle Royale (4/5)
April
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (4/5)
Children of Men (3.5/5)
The Road (3.5/5)
Eater Bunny, Kill! Kill! (2.5/5)
Nine Dead (3/5)
The Ghouls (2.5/5)
The Seamstress (TV) (2/5)
Gutterballs (4/5)
May
Let the Right One In (4/5)
Let Me In (4/5)
I Spit on Your Grave (2010) (3.5/5)
Black Swan (4/5)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (3/5)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (3.5/5)
June
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (4/5)
Sex and the City 2 (3/5)
The Horde (2.5/5)
Dead Air (2.5/5)
Paranormal Activity 2 (1/5)
Machete (1.5/5)
Mutants (2.5/5)
Quarantine (3.5/5)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (4/5)
July
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (3.5/5)
Flight of the Living Dead (2/5)
Insidious (3/5)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (4/5)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (4/5)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (4.5/5)
August
True Blood: Season 3 (4/5)
My Soul to Take (2.5/5)
Hell Hath No Fury (1/5)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2.5/5)
September
The Vampire Diaries Season 2 (4.5/5)
October
Can you believe I didn’t watch any movies in October?  It’s like that month is made for me, especially with my penchant for horror movies.  Unfortunately, I didn’t know of any television channels that played any really good scary movies.  There was the obligatory Halloween movie marathon, which I did browse but I didn’t watch any of the movies all the way through to warrant including them in the list.

November
Bridesmaids  (3.5/5)
Scream 4  (3/5)
December
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (3.5/5)

Things also started slowing down in October as far as movies are concerned.  I suppose I was in a bit of a funk.  I didn’t even write many blog entries in those months, either.  Gosh, what did I do with my time?  

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