Friday, January 2, 2015

Consumption: Not Just a Way to Die on the Oregon Trail

As part of my plan to use my time more wisely, I decided at the beginning of 2014 to write down all of the books and movies and TV shows (etc. etc.) that I consumed during the year. It's a good way to look back at my time, face myself in the mirror, and say aloud, Yes, I spent fourteen hours in the past two days watching Supernatural.

I lived up to the goal of writing all that down, but the list of books I read was curiously small. I started 2014 off pretty strong, having read more than ten books in January. Then things got weird. But I'm presenting to you the lists of things I consumed in 2014, mostly without comment.

In total, I read about 38 books. I watched approximately 67 movies (some of them twice) and about 50 seasons of different TV shows. It almost hurts to say that aloud.


Jack Gilbert - Collected Poems (This book contains each of his five books and his uncollected poems)
Carrie Lorig - Nods
Carrie Lorig and Sara Woods - Root Poems
Jason Shinder - Among Women
Bradford Tice - Rare Earth
Gregory Sherl - Last Night Was Worth Talking About
Harryette Mullen - Sleeping With the Dictionary
Paula Cisewski - Ghost Fargo
Matthew Zapruder - The Pajamaist
Zack Haber - Chapbook
Michael Earl Craig - Thin Kimono
Kristen Naca - Bird Eating Bird
C.M. Burroughs - The Vital System
Aimee Nezhukumatathil - Lucky Fish
Charles Simic - Hotel Insomnia
Rachel Richardson - Copperhead
Jenny Boully - of the mismatched teacups, of the single-serving spoon
Opal C. McCarthy - SURGE: An Oral Poetics
Sarah Vap - end of the sentimental journey
Lois Lowry - The Giver
Lucille Clifton - Next
J. Michael Gonzalez - Heredities
Jeffrey McDaniel - Forgiveness Parade
Kate Greenstreet - Case Sensitive
Sarah Vap - Acro Iris
Lily Ladewig - The Silhouettes
Amy Leach - Things That Are
Neil Astley (ed.) - Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times
Kate Chopin - The Awakening
TJ Jarrett - Zion
Daniel Halpern (ed.) - The Art of the Story: an International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories
Chris Abani - Song for Night (haven't finished this yet)
Chrissy Kolaya - Any Anxious Body (haven't finished yet)


Inside Llewyn Davis
Fargo (rewatch)
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (fifteen episodes)
Veronica Mars (Seasons 1, 2, and 3)
Return of the Jedi
X-Files (Season 1) (rewatch)
But I'm a Cheerleader
The Graduate
Supernatural (Seaon 1, episodes 20 & 21, Seasons 2 & 3)
Kissing Jessica Stein
High Fidelity (rewatch)
Harold & Maude
Practical Magic
Phantom Menace
Gossip Girl (Seasons 1 & 2)
American Psycho
Hannibal (Season 1)
Bling Ring
The United States of Leland
A Young Doctor's Notebook (1 series)
30 Rock (Seasons 1 & 2 twice) (Season 3) (rewatch)
Happy (twice)
New Girl (Seasons 1, 2, & 3) (rewatch)
The Virgin Suicides (rewatch)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ghost Hunters (one episode)
Paranormal Entity
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
The Inbetweeners (Season 3)
Spiral (Seasons 1 & 2)
Mean Girls (rewatch)
The Royal Tennenbaums (rewatch)
The Room (rewatch)
Sherlock (Season 3)
Orange is the New Black (Season 2)
Louie (Seasons 1, 2 & 3)
Party Monster
Shoot the Piano Player
Luther (Seasons 1, 2, & 3)
Louis C.K. Hilarious
The Ninth Gate
Taxi Driver
In the House
Tin Man (Seasons 1 & 2)
The Punk Singer
Friday Night Lights (Seasons 1 & 2)
The West Wing (Seasons 1 & 2) (rewatch)
Wayne's World (rewatch)
The IT Crowd (Seasons 1, 2, 3 & 4)
Californication (Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7) (rewatch of first six seasons)
Gilmore Girls (Seasons 1 & 2) (rewatch)
Bad Grandpa
Electrik Children
The Lego Movie
Peep Show (pilot episode only)
Salem (pilot episode only)
The Bletchley Circle (Season 2)
The Office (U.S.) (Season 1, episodes 5 & 6)
The Office (U.K.) (pilot episode only)
Shadows & Fog
The Initiation
Dead Poets Society (rewatched twice)
The Brak Show (season 1) (rewatch)
Game of Thrones (Seasons 1 & 2)
Jurassic Park (rewatch)
We Are The Best
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (rewatch)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex
Stand By Me (rewatch)
Rachel Getting Married
Amelie (rewatch)
Californication (pilot episode rewatch)
Beauty & the Beast (rewatch)
American Horror Story (season 3)
Advanced Style
Donald Glover: Weirdo
Aladdin (rewatch)
Home Alone (rewatch)
The Wolf of Wall Street
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (rewatch)
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom
Labyrinth (rewatch)
Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23
Love Actually

And that's it. I'm planning on writing down everything I read and watch in 2015; hopefully the book list will be a little longer. I'm not sure I can do anything about the TV/Movies list. I'd like to say it's going to be shorter, but let's be real.

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