Lists of 2013

These are my lists of books and movies watched during 2013. I wish my book list was longer, but many of them were like three books in one. (I’m looking at you, George R. R. Martin!) I also have a few books on my Kindle that I’m not quite done with yet.


  1. A Clash of Kings: a Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2; George RR Martin (SciFi) 770
  2. A Storm of Swords: a Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3; George RR  Martin (SciFi) 992
  3. A Feast for Crows: a Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4; George RR Martin (SciFi) 865
  4. Days of Blood and Starlight; Laini Taylor (YA) 528
  5. A Dance with Dragons: a Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5; George RR Martin (Scifi) 1040
  6. Something Strange & Deadly; Susan Dennard (YA) 388
  7. The Blood Keeper; Tessa Gratton (YA) 419
  8. Paper Valentines; Brenna Yovanoff (YA) 304
  9. The Raven Boys; Maggie Stiefvater (YA) 408
  10. In Darkness; Nick Lake (YA) 337
  11. The Summer Prince; Alaya Dawn Johnson (YA) 289
  12. Gone, Gone, Gone; Hannah Moskowitz (YA) 251
  13. Teeth; Hannah Moskowitz (YA) 246
  14. The Forgotten Garden; Kate Morton (F) 549
  15. The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy: rock, paper, scissors, Aristotle, Locke; ed. by Dean A. Kowalski (NF) 260
  16. World War Z: an oral history of the zombie war; Max Brooks (F) 342
  17. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: a novel; Michael Chabon (F) 636
  18. Unspoken: the Lynburn Legacy Book I; Sarah Rees Brennan (YA) 384
  19. Nightspell; Leah Cypress (YA) 326
  20. The Lost Sun: the United States of Asgard Book I; Tessa Gratton (YA) 350
  21. The Aeneid; Virgil (Poetry) 334
  22. People Who Eat Darkness: the True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Toyko – and the Evil that Swallowed Her Up; Richard Lloyd Parry (NF) 454
  23. Ash; Malinda Lo (YA – retelling) 264
  24. Huntress; Malinda Lo (YA) 371
  25. Scarlet: the Lunar Chronicles; Marissa Meyer (YA) 452
  26. Seraphina; Rachel Hartman (YA) 464
  27. Legend; Marie Lu (YA) 305
  28. Adaptation; Malinda Lo (YA) 386
  29. Defy the Dark; ed. by Saundra Mitchell (YA) 474
  30. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea; April Genevieve Tucholke (YA) 360
  31. The Bitter Kingdom; Rae Carson (YA) 433
  32. Antigoddess; Kendare Blake (YA) 336
  33. The Dream Thieves: Book II of the Raven Cycle; Maggie Stiefvater (YA) 437
  34. The Handmaid’s Tale; Margaret Atwood (F) 311
  35. Eleanor & Park; Rainbow Rowell (YA) 328
  36. The Bone Season: a novel; Samantha Shannon (YA) 466
  37. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan; Lisa See (F) 265
  38. Peony in Love; Lisa See (F) 294
  39. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown; Holly Black (YA) 419
  40. Gorgon: Paleontology, Obsession, and the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth’s History; Peter D. Ward (NF) 237


  1. Magic Mike; Steven Soderbergh (2012)
  2. Gladiator; Ridley Scott (1999)
  3. Troy; Wolfgang Petersen (2004)
  4. Into the Fire; Michael Phelan (2005)
  5. Silver Linings Playbook; David O. Russell (2012)
  6. The Avengers; Joss Whedon (2012)
  7. Young Adult; Jason Reitman (2011)
  8. Atonement; Joe Wright (2007)
  9. Star Trek: Into Darkness; J. J. Abrams (2013)
  10. Star Trek; J. J. Abrams (2009)
  11. City of Angels; Brad Silberling (1998)
  12. The Little Mermaid; Ron Clements & John Musker (1989)
  13. The X-Files: Fight the Future; Rob Bowman (1998)
  14. Shattered Glass; Billy Ray (2003)
  15. The X-Files: I Want to Believe; Chris Carter (2008)
  16. Brave; Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, & Steve Purcell (2012)
  17. Warm Bodies; Jonathan Levine (2013)
  18. Iron Man 3; Shane Black (2013)
  19. World War Z; Marc Forster (2013)
  20. Thor; Kenneth Branagh (2011)
  21. The Damned United; Tom Hooper (2009)
  22. Kapringen (A Hijacking); Tobias Lindholm (2012)
  23. Dredd; Pete Travis (2012)

A Whole New Year

Too much apple cider

Photo © Copyright Anne Marie, 2012.

I haven’t yet had a chance to write 2013. Guess the first time will be on my February rent check. Jen and I stuffed 12 Gummi Bears into our mouths as the clock ticked down to midnight. It’s supposed to be grapes, in the Spanish tradition, but we saw Les Misérables (which is really long) and didn’t make it to the store before they closed. Last year I managed to complete 3/4 of the things on my list. This year I hope to match that or better.

Here are my 12 New Year Resolutions for all the world to see:

  1. Detail and fix car, or buy a new one
  2. Go back to being vegan instead of vegetarian
  3. Do something nice for myself 3 times a year (new shoes, pedicure, etc)
  4. Get open-water diving certification
  5. Wear make-up for more than “special occasions”
  6. Buy more eBooks and less paper books
  7. Write
    1. Finish U by April
    2. Query TSC again, or let it go
    3. Attend at least one writer’s conference
    4. Submit more short stories
  8. Go to a Broncos play-off game
  9. Find out more about adoption
  10. Either watch the movies from Netflix, or cancel my account (I’ve had the same disk since March of 2012 – OMG)
  11. Learn a new skill (2010 = guitar, 2011 = crochet, 2012 = Comp TIA A+)
  12. Go somewhere I’ve never been before.

How about you? What things are you planning for 2013?


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