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2016 Best of List!

I am posting a couple of things that were saved in my drafts....

I also discovered podcasts which have cut into my listening at work.

 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesEvicted by Matthew DesmondThe Gene by Siddartha MukherjeeThe Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Movies and TV:
Stranger Things was stupendousCaptain America: Civil WarWestworld (the show)Game of ThronesDeadpool
Going on vacation to Florida and introducing Eleanor to the beachB and I had a joint 40th birthday party which was lots of funspeaking of birthdays, Eleanor had a great 1st birthday party tooSeeing Stephen King speak in person

Bests of 2015!

Yes, i'm a bit late.

 Overall, just going for a ballpark figure, I think I read somewhere between 45-55 books last year.  This includes a LOT of comics.  I read some Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Saga, and Hellblazer, the one about John Constantine.  I also tore through a good number of mysteries by Dorothy Sayers, and some modern mysteries like The Girl on the Train and Career of Evil.  And I did a bunch of rereading of Jane Austen, the Brontes, Agatha Christie, Tolkien...a lot of rereading. 

So what were the best things?

All the Dorothy Sayers I read was amazingThe Girl on the TrainLove and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere by Poe BallantineI read the first 6 volumes of Hellblazer, the John Constantine ComicThe Three Body Problem by Liu CixinArmada by Ernest ClineMovies and TV:
Avengers: Age of UltronMad Max: Fury RoadStar Wars: The Force Awakens (what's with the subtitle thing I've got going here?)The MartianGame of Thrones Season 6 Jessica Jones I watched all of the Ha…