2014

Read: (not including rereads)

  • Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book- Neil Gaiman
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running- Haruki Murakami
  • The Defining Decade – Meg Jay: “a braver form of self definition dares to be affirmative”
  • Howl’s Moving Castle, Castle in the Air- Dianna Wynne Jones
  • Beauty Queens- Libba Bray
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty- Libba Bray
  • Veganist- Kathy Freston
  • Diet for a New America- John Robbins
  • The Devotion of Suspect X
  • The Sense of an Ending- Julian Barnes
  • The Great Gatsby- Fitzgeral (favourite)

Poetry:

  • I sing the body electric- Andrea Gibson
  • On Rachmaninoff’s Birthday- Frank O Hara
  • So much depends on a red wheeelbarrow
  • Leaves of grass- Walt Whitman
  • Digging- Seamus Heaney

Eat: (new foods)

  • peanut butter on hamburgers (the Hunka Hunka at The Works in Waterloo)
  • fried bananas as part of desert (at Thai Sun in Waterloo)
  • English toffee cheese, Guiness beer cheese- both from Vincenzo’s in Waterloo
  • Marmite
  • tempeh
  • daiya cheese
  • Hina’s supersmoothie which deserves a place of its own

Watch:

Theatre: The Vagina Monologues; Recursive Decay- both at the Black Box Theatre at UW

Cinema:

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel- with Aram at the Princess Theatre
  • Frances Ha
  • Superbad
  • This is the end
  • Rushmore
  • Punch Drunk Love
  • She’s out of my league
  • About a boy
  • Frozen
  • The Hobbit 2
  • Lego Movie
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • Her
  • V for Vendetta
  • Moulin Rouge- vaguely
  • Star Wars- 1 and 4
  • One Day- (eurgh)
  • Shaadi ke Side Effects- the first half with Hina
  • Sita Sings the Blues

Listen:

  • Graceland- Paul Simon
  • For Emma, Forever Ago- Bon Iver
  • Heartthrob- Tegan and Sara
  • In the Aeroplane Over the Sea- Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Oracular Spectacular- MGMT
  • An Awesome Wave- alt-J
  • So long, see you tomorrow- Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Arular- M.I.A
  • My Head is an Animal- Of Monsters and Men
  • Pussywhipped- Bikini Kill
  • Celebrity Skin- Hole (loved this one so much)
  • Live Through This- Hole
  • If You’re Feeling Sinister- Belle and Sebastian
  • The Grey Album- Danger Mouse (really cool concept, and now I’ve heard Jay Z too. quite liked it)
  • Yankee Hotel Foxtrot- Wilco (start to finish, although I’d heard most of it before. one of my all time favourites.)
  • Spiritual State- Nujabes (Nujabes is a freaking revelation)
  • Metaphorical Music- Nujabes
  • Modal Soul- Nujabes
  • Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
  • Helplessness Blues- Fleet Foxes (another favourite)
  • Sea Change- Beck
  • Morning Phase- Beck (I’m officially in love with this man)
  • Will The Guns Come Out; Head in the Dirt- Hanni El Khatib
  • Harvest- Neil Young (favourites: Old Man, Alabama, Heart of Gold, and The Needle and the Damage Done; definitely a new favourite artist)
  • The Great Gatsby 2013 OST- best: young and beautiful, love is blindness, over the love 

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