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This has been an absolutely mad month and I look forward to maybe having a calmer August? Anyways I now have permanent employment and live in the United States, it's wild. I read a lot of books and watched a lot of Netflix in the midst of this madness.

Books )

Books: 17
  non-fiction: 3
  na: 3
  romance: 3
  ya: 5
  children's literature: 1
  literary: 1
  poetry: 1
Manga/Comics: 11
[community profile] 50books_poc: 1

Movies )

Television )
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Books )

Books: 16
  sff: 3
  romance: 3
  ya: 4
  children's lit: 1
  na: 1
  literary: 2
  non-fiction: 2
  *re-read: 2
Manga/Comics: 11
[community profile] 50books_poc: 6

Movies )

Television )
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Books )

Books: 22
  sff: 5
  romance: 3
  ya: 13
  non-fiction: 1
  *re-read: 1
Manga/Comics: 10
[community profile] 50books_poc: 2

Movies )

Television )
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Books )

Books: 16
  sff: 3
  romance: 10
  ya: 2
  mg: 1
Manga/Comics: 14
[community profile] 50books_poc: 10

Movies )

Television )
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Books )

Books: 11
  sff: 3
  romance: 4
  ya: 2
  children's lit: 1
  lit: 1
Manga/Comics: 10
[community profile] 50books_poc: 3

Movies )

Television )
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February is the weirdest word; I keep looking at it convinced I'm spelling it wrong even though I've confirmed I'm not three times. I guess it's because it's not pronounced the way it's spelled.

Books )

Books: 9
  children's literature: 1
  romance: 7
  non-fiction - memoir: 1
Manga/Comics: 18
[community profile] 50books_poc: 3

Movies )

Television )
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Does time speed up when you get older? Is that a thing? How are we a month into 2016 already, I'm PRETTY SURE there's got to be some kind of time magic involved.

Books )

Books: 19
  sff: 5
  romance: 7
  ya: 4
  na: 1
  humour: 2
Manga/Comics: 16
[community profile] 50books_poc: 3

Movies )

Television )
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Aaaand that's 2015. Happy belated New Year to all. I've got some pretty statistics here, let's see how I did with my year's goals.

This year I read a total of 84 books, 132 volumes of comic books (manga included), watched 17 movies, and more television than I can be bothered to count.

Goal: Read 10% non-fiction. Depends how you count it. I read 11 non-fiction books, mostly memoirs. If I count books alone then that's 11/84 which slides in at 13%. If I don't cheat awfully and count comic books, I have 11/216 which makes a pathetic 5%. Goal half achieved? Will try again this year.

Goal: [community profile] 50books_poc scaled down: 30 POC-authored books. Read 32, goal achieved. Scale this up to try for 50 this year.

Goal: Read and review at least one literary book per month on my professional blog. Failed horribly, I didn't even do one. /o\ Forget the literary bit, I just want to revive my professional blog again. Will try to post at least once a month this year, can be either book reviews or any topic related to librarianship.

Goal: Try to watch more movies? Watched 13 last year, watched 17 this year. Success!

All in all, managed about half of what I wanted? And it was the easier half that did not require substantial changes to my habits. >_> I will try to do better in 2016! Let's move on to December's media as I quietly shuffle out of the room.

Books )

Books: 6
  romance: 3
  sff: 2
  non-fiction - memoir: 1
Manga/Comics: 17
[community profile] 50books_poc: 1

Movies )

Television )
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I cannot believe it's December already, what happened to this month. What happened to this year.

Books )

Books: 13
  ya: 5
  romance: 4
  na: 1
  sff: 2
  non-fiction - memoir: 1
Manga/Comics: 11
[community profile] 50books_poc: 7

Movies )

Television )
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Did you know you can load up e-books to read on your phone? I was aware of this in theory but I did not realize that in practice it is genuinely simple. It's....probably obvious at which point I figured this out from my book list.

Books )

Books: 11
  chick lit: 1
  ya: 2
  romance: 5
  sff: 2
  non-fiction: 1
Manga/Comics: 4
[community profile] 50books_poc: 10

Movies )

Television )
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I'm pretty sure it was September 1st yesterday, if anyone knows how to discover if they've somehow entered a timewarp the knowledge would be highly appreciated.

Books )

Books: 13
  picture book: 1
  ya: 4
  mg: 1
  kid lit: 4
  na: 1
  sff: 1
  non-fiction - memoir: 1
Manga/Comics: 9
[community profile] 50books_poc: 2

Movies )

Television )
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Books )

Books: 3
  picture book: 1
  sff: 1
  non-fiction - memoir: 1
Manga/Comics: 9
[community profile] 50books_poc: 1

Television )
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Books )

Books: 5
  romance: 1
  mg: 1
  ya: 1
  thriller: 1
  chick lit: 1
Manga/Comics: 31
[community profile] 50books_poc: 2

Television )
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Books )

Books: 8
  ya: 4
  sff: 3
  kid lit: 1
Manga/Comics: 6
[community profile] 50books_poc: 6

Movies )

Television )
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Books )

Books: 2
  sff: 1
  mg: 1
Manga/Comics: 3

Movies )

Television )
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So April. Read a decent amount this month and fell into a Leverage blackhole. Not quite sure what I'm going to do with myself now that I'm out of con artist adventures to fill up all my free time. Socialize maybe?

Books )

Books: 5
  non-fiction: 1
  mg: 1
  ya: 1
  kid lit: 1
  sff: 1
Manga/Comics: 6

Television )
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Books )

Books: 3
  ya: 2
  romance: 1
Manga/Comics: 5

Movies )

Television )
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That went by faster than expected.

Books )

Books: 9
  non-fiction: 3
  ya: 2
  mg: 1
  chick lit: 1
  romance: 2
Manga/Comics: 13
[community profile] 50books_poc: 3

Movies )

Television )
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Books )

Books: 6
  non-fiction: 2
  literary: 1
  ya: 2
  sff: 1
Manga/Comics: 18
[community profile] 50books_poc: 1

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Happy New Year! I'm closing out 2014 with a grand total of 268 books (the vast majority are manga), 13 movies and an unknown amount of television because I don't actually care enough to count it out. I've thought it over and I would like to revamp my media patterns in 2015! The following are Z's Sort of Goals, Idk, More Guidelines Really, We'll Check In July and See Then:

- MOAR non-fiction. I am going to make a concerted effort to actually: a) track what I read by genre and b) attempt to learn something new. I would like to have at least 10% of my reading in 2015 consist of non-fiction material. Tune in July to see how that goes!

- [community profile] 50books_poc: the scaled down version! Excluding manga I read a total of 20 POC authored books this year. Next year I'm aiming for 30.

- This is probably going to be the hardest one but ah well. Here goes! In 2015, I, Zeineb Too-Paranoid-to-Give-Out-My-Last-Name-on-the-Internet, am going to attempt to read 'literary fiction'. Specifically I am going to try and read at least one literary title a month and review it on my professional blog. Literary will be defined as the following:

  • Not a comic book. Comics can definitely be literary but in my particular case that would be cheating because I read those anyways and this challenge is not meant to be an excuse to just go read Viz's entire Signature line. :l

  • If it has magic and/or spaceships it probaaaaably doesn't count as literary either. I will allow it if it's won an award or something as my modus operandi to date has been to ignore anything that looks like it could possibly win any kind of prize but otherwise? Nope. The point is to stretch my horizons here.

  • YA is acceptable but no more than two can count for this challenge. I'M WATCHING YOU.


I also would like to make a concerted effort to watch more movies but I'm not going to set specific numbers there because ehhhh. ONE CAN ONLY STRETCH THEIR HORIZONS SO FAR.

And now without further ado, the last of my books and television for 2014.

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