Revisiting 2012: Movies

I’ve been meaning to get to this post for awhile now, and with the kid, the framebuilding, work, and more craziness in 2013, I haven’t been able to sit down and really dig into my analysis. So, here’s some insights into my viewing list from 2012.

Overview

As of 2014, I don’t watch movies like I used to. Hell, I don’t even track them anymore (maybe in 2015?). I’m honestly a little surprised at how many I watched in 2012 — both in number and in total number of minutes.

Number of Movies Viewed

56

This works out to a movie every 6.5 days — slightly more than once a week. Not bad considering we had a new baby at home. Or not surprising. Babies spend a lot of time sleeping on you when they’re young, and it makes it particularly easy to sit down and watch a movie.

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Revisiting 2012: Reading

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I’ve been meaning to get to this post for awhile now, and with the kid, the framebuilding, work, and more craziness in 2013, I haven’t been able to sit down and really dig into my booklist analysis. So, here’s some insights into my reading list from last year. (For the list of titles and thoughts on them, along with my movie-watching, please refer to my 2012 Media Intake posting.)

Overview

I read a lot of science fiction, which is typical. I also read for entertainment more than anything else and was very quickly grabbing time wherever I could, as the kid kept me pretty busy. Two books really sucked the life out of me — Stephenson’s REAMDE, which was a letdown from about a third of the way through, and 1634: The Ram Rebellion, which completely annoyed the shit out of me. The former took over a month, the latter took a month.

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2012 Media Intake

Books: Flood by Stephen Baxter, Science Fiction, 488 pages, finished on 1/3/12 This is, as much as most of Baxter’s near-term science fiction, pretty bleak stuff. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed … Read more

Short 2012 Media Intake Update

In 2012, I: • Watched 56 movies, for a total of 6733 minutes (or 112.22 hours). • Read 41 books, for a total of 15722 pages. That’s so far. I … Read more

Closing Out 2012

Posts in this seriesGoodbye 2009Closing Out 2012Closing Out 20132014 Wrap-Up2015 Wrap-Up2016 Wrap-Up2017 Wrap-Up2018 Wrap-Up1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before? Drove an SUV at 100mph … Read more