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Reading: 2010’s Read Books

February 13, 2011 4 comments

This is the sixth of a series of posts looking back at my entertainment consumption over 2010. I’ve already posted about 2010′s gaming backlog, the games I played, what games I played each month, what games I finished, what films I watched and how my film viewing looked across the year, and still to come are posts about the DVD backlog and the TV I watched. There won’t be a game of the year post because that’s an ongoing project with a long way to go.

The Great A'Tuin

The Great A'Tuin, the world turtle. Click the image for a link to the source.

I think I’ve mentioned before that for some reason reading is often the thing I jettison when time gets away from me. Not because I’m ever particularly busy, just because some other frivolous pursuit will place demands on my time. It’s probably because I read in bed before going to sleep, so losing that doesn’t feel like something of much consequence (“I’ll just stay up a little longer.”). In 2010 I didn’t read anything until March, and after getting through a few books that petered out again in May. It wasn’t until I was in fulltime employment (when my free time was greatly reduced) that I managed to find a place for reading again.

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Film: 2010’s Films By Month

January 13, 2011 4 comments

This is the fourth of a series of posts looking back at my entertainment consumption over 2010. I’ve already posted about 2010′s gaming backlog, the games I played, what games I played each month, what games I finished and what films I watched, and still to come are posts about the DVD backlog, the TV I watched and the books I read. There won’t be a game of the year post because that’s an ongoing project with a long way to go.

I didn't watch Avatar in 2009 but searching Google for a generic movie calendar was proving difficult (click the image for a link to the source).

This is the same list as yesterday’s but everything here is listed in the order I viewed them (and split by month), to get a better look at when I watched films and where there were any highs or lows in activity. After each monthly list I’ll share some thoughts on the month’s viewing. As I did yesterday I’ll be putting 2010 releases in bold and films I watched for the first time in italics:

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Film: 2010’s Watched Films

January 12, 2011 2 comments

This is the fourth of a series of posts looking back at my entertainment consumption over 2010. I’ve already posted about 2010′s gaming backlog, the games I played, what games I played each month and what games I finished and still to come are posts about what films I watched each month, the DVD backlog, the TV I watched and the books I read. There won’t be a game of the year post because that’s an ongoing project with a long way to go.

I only went to the cinema four times this year, and only twice with 3D glasses. Click the image for a link to the source.

In 2010 I watched 131 films, 58 of which I’d not seen before (44%). In this post I’ll list them in alphabetical order, putting 2010 releases in bold and films I watched for the first time in italics, and a few comments will follow at the bottom:

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Gaming: The 2010 Completed List

January 5, 2011 1 comment

This is the fourth of a series of posts looking back at my entertainment consumption over 2010. I’ve already posted about 2010′s gaming backlog, the games I played and what games I played each month, and still to come are posts about the films I watched, the DVD backlog, the TV I watched and the books I read. There won’t be a game of the year post because that’s an ongoing project with a long way to go.

Though the backlog of unplayed games continues to grow I did play plenty of games this year and complete many of them. Here’s the list of games I finished, first listed by system:

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Gaming: 2010’s Play Sessions

January 4, 2011 3 comments

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This was originally supposed to be at the end of yesterday’s post but there’s enough here that I felt it was worth pulling it out into its own entry.

Seeing as it’s data I have available I’m also going to list every game I played each month, showing what I played and how often. I don’t log the time played so a ten minute session with Peggle Nights isn’t counted any differently to six hours immersed in Mass Effect, but it’s still something I like seeing displayed. Everything will be sorted by number of play sessions, and after the list there will be some analysis of it all:

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Gaming: The 2010 Played List

January 3, 2011 2 comments

This is the second of a series of posts looking back at my entertainment consumption over 2010. I’ve already posted about 2010’s gaming backlog, and still to come are posts about games I finished, the films I watched, the DVD backlog, the TV I watched and the books I read. There won’t be a game of the year post because that’s an ongoing project with a long way to go.

Sitting squarely between the games I’ve not even touched and the games I managed to finish are those games that have been played but left incomplete, or which maybe aren’t possible to complete in the sense of finishing a campaign or series of levels. Here they all are, listed by system, and if I’m not still currently working on them I’ll include a reason for why they remain incomplete:

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Personal: The blog in review

I’d been looking through WordPress’ stats page for a summary of 2010 but couldn’t find one. Today they’ve started sending out emails out to everybody with a blog on their service with some of the data I was after. I’ll leave the info untouched, with any personal comments inserted as quotes:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

 

I’ve seen a couple of these today and I’ve not seen any that haven’t come up fresh, the only difference being how far along the needle is within the final segment. I don’t consider this blog particularly active or successful so I think WordPress are being fairly generous here.

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