Media Delved in the Year 2011

Welp, last year was certainly an improvement over 2009’s meager accomplishments but I’d like to at least double my delving this year; particularly in regard to reading. I’d also like to bury those books at the top of last year’s list by the end of February (excepting the Bible). I could do with halving my comic intake too.

Since the beginning of the year 2011 I have read/am reading/continued to read the following books (in the listed order)

  • The Western World: A Narrative History – Prehistory to the Present by Anthony Esler (Complete, from 2010)
  • Literary Criticism: A Short History by William K. Wimsatt, Jr. and Cleanth Brooks (Complete, from 2010)
  • The Student Bible (NIV) (ongoing from 2010, and into 2012)
  • From Paradise to Promised Land by T. D. Alexander (Complete, from 2010)
  • The Waves by Virginia Woolf (Complete, from 2010)
  • The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan (Complete, from 2010)
  • The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher (Complete)
  • The Complete Sonnets and Poems of William Shakespeare (Complete)
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (Complete)
  • After Dark by Haruki Murakami (Complete)
  • Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson (Complete)
  • The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch (Complete)
  • Home Truths by David Lodge (Complete)
  • A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene (Complete)
  • MacBeth by William Shakespeare (Complete at least a dozen times)
  • On Shakespeare by Northrop Frye (Complete)
  • The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman by Bruce Robinson (Complete)
  • Maritime Firsts by Dan Soucoup (Complete)
  • The Big Gold Dream by Chester Himes (Complete)
  • The Saxon and Norman Kings by Christopher Brooke (Complete)
  • Poetics by Aristotle (Complete twice)
  • Changing Places by David Lodge (Complete)
  • Small World by David Lodge (Complete)
  • Nice Work by David Lodge (Complete)
  • Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf (Complete)
  • The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood (Complete)
  • Proven Guilty: Book 8 of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Complete)
  • Agamemnon by Aeschylus (Complete)
  • White Night: Book 9 of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Complete)
  • Small Favor: Book 10 of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Complete)
  • Turn Coat: Book 11 of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Complete)
  • The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus (Complete)
  • Changes: Book 12 of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Complete)
  • The Eumenides by Aeschylus (Complete)
  • House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (Complete)
  • Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Complete)
  • Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf (Complete)
  • Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges (Complete)
  • The Persians by Aeschylus (Complete)
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Complete)
  • Night by Elie Wiesel (Complete)
  • The Body Artist by Don Delillo (Complete)
  • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (Complete)
  • Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus (Complete)
  • The Suppliants by Aeschylus (Complete)
  • Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus (Complete)
  • Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (Complete)
  • Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles (Complete)
  • Antigone by Sophocles (Complete)
  • Ajax by Sophocles (Complete)
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruin Zafon (Complete)
  • Women of Trachis by Sophocles (Complete)
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Complete)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (Complete)
  • Ghost Story: Book 13 of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Complete)
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Complete)
  • Nobody Move by Denis Johnson (Complete)
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Complete)
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Complete)
  • The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig (Complete at least 5 times)
  • A Natural Perspective by Northop Frye (Complete twice)
  • The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Complete)
  • The Dresser by Ronald Harwood (Complete)
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Complete)
  • Talking It Over by Julian Barnes (Complete)
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (Complete)
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (Complete)
  • Electra by Sophocles (Complete)
  • Philoctetes by Sophocles (Complete)
  • Alcestis by Euripides (Complete)
  • The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories edited by Jane Urquhart (ongoing into 2012)
  • Fall on Your Knees by Anne Marie MacDonald (Complete)
  • Medea by Euripides (Complete)
  • Heraclidae by Euripides (Complete)
  • Hippolytus by Euripides (Complete)
  • Andromache by Euripides (Complete)
  • Hecuba by Euripides (Complete)
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (Complete)
  • News from a Foreign Country Came by Alberto Manguel (Complete)
  • The Suppliants by Euripides (Complete)
  • Electra by Euripides (Complete)
  • Heracles by Euripides (Complete)
  • The Trojan Women by Euripides (Complete)
  • Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides (Complete)
  • Ion by Euripides (Complete)
  • Helen by Euripides (Complete)
  • The Phoenician Maidens by Euripides (Complete)
  • Orestes by Euripides (Complete)
  • Bacchantes by Euripides (ongoing into 2012)
  • The Red and the Black by Stendhal (Complete)
  • The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal (ongoing into 2012)
  • 20th Century Views – Stendhal: A Collection of Critical Essays edited by Victor Brombert (ongoing into 2012)
  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (ongoing into 2012)

Since the beginning of 2011 I have played/am playing the following video games (in no particular order):

  • Dragon Quest VIII for PS2 (ongoing from 2010, into 2012)
  • Minecraft for PC (ongoing from 2010, into 2012)
  • Ico for PS2 (Complete)
  • Terraria for PC (ongoing into 2012)

Since the beginning of 2011 I have watched/am watching the following series (again, in no particular order):

  • Burn Notice: Season 4 (Complete)
  • Playing Shakespeare (Complete)
  • The Wire: Season 1 (Complete twice)
  • The Wire: Season 2 (Complete, ongoing into 2012)
  • The Wire: Season 3 (Complete)
  • The Wire: Season 4 (Complete)
  • The Wire: Season 5 (Complete)
  • The Wire: Season 6 (Complete)
  • Deadwood: Season 1 (Complete)
  • Deadwood: Season 2 (Complete)
  • Deadwood: Season 3 (Complete)
  • The West Wing: Season 1 (Complete)
  • The West Wing: Season 2 (Complete)
  • The West Wing: Season 3 (Complete)
  • The West Wing: Season 4 (Complete)
  • The West Wing: Season 5 (Complete)
  • The West Wing: Season 6 (Complete)
  • The West Wing: Season 7 (Complete)
  • Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor – Second Season (Complete)
  • Prime Suspect (Complete)
  • Prime Suspect 2 (Complete)
  • Prime Suspect 3 (Complete)
  • Prime Suspect 4 (Complete)
  • Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgment (Complete)
  • Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (Complete)
  • Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (Complete)

Since the beginning of 2011 I have watched the following movies (wherever and however I may):

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (twice)
  • Iron Man 2
  • The Goonies
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Inception
  • Pola X
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Red
  • MacBeth (Orson Welles)
  • MacBeth (Patrick Stewart)
  • Les Amoures Imaginaires
  • You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  • Black Swan
  • Due Date
  • Zombieland
  • Casablanca
  • Hobo with a Shotgun
  • Moon
  • Battle of Algiers
  • Citizen Kain
  • Rango
  • Chinatown
  • Videodrone
  • 500 Days of Summer

Since the beginning of 2011 I have read the following comics:

  • Flashpoint + Crossovers
  • 1602
  • Black Hole
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