I am a little shocked that we've gotten to "end of the year post" time already. I know everybody says this but this year really has passed quickly it seems, at least the fall has. As always, these are things that were new to ME this year, not necessarily published or released this year. And not just 10 of things! Books: The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink My Real Children by Jo Walton Life After Life by Kate Atkinson The Lucifer Box series by Mark Gatiss The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami Kindred by Octavia Butler The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell Night Film by Marissa Pessi Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby Graphic Novels: March, Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell Saga, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona
I just have a couple things i want to mention! I went to The Tempest last Friday night with the atheist Meetup group I'm in. Produced by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival , The Tempest was great. It was a pretty stripped down performance, not lots of props. the costumes are pretty and Ariel flies about the stage. A 6, I highly recommend it. The play will be finishing out this weekend, Thurs-Sun. Lightning 100 and Team Green are having a silent auction on Tuesday night to benefit relief efforts in Haiti. It is at the Team Green Mixer at the Hard Rock Cafe from 6-8. Oh, and Go Saints! anybody have an extra 4 grand? we could go to the Superbowl together! I'll even drive!
Between calls today i read The Walking Dead, Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars . I got it for Christmas from my parents. I would have to say i liked this one a little less than the previous ones. The first two i think are a little more original while this third volume really becomes a "man is his own worst enemy" tale. also, maybe because it is black and white i'm getting a few of the secondary characters confused. It may also be because they keep dying and then we keep finding new ones. I think this one is a 4 but i am still very interested in the "zombie movie that never ends". My cool best friend D made this for me! It is going on the front of my car as soon as i can dig out my drill to hook it on. Awesome, huh? Besides what i got from B, my parents also gave me a new 16 GB MP3 player! i've been using an old 1 GB that still takes AA batteries so it kept eating those up and i had to keep deleting music to add on new stuff. Now i've got so muc