Posts tagged ‘movies’

April 1, 2016

Hit or Miss, January-March 2016

Here’s what I have been reading and viewing so far this year

Hits

  • Secret Manta (Yeow Kai Chai)
  • 《文字就是生命》尤今
  • Life is Text (You Jin, English version)
  • Scifaikuest (recent and back issues)
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)
  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (David Sedaris)
  • The Forge of God (Greg Bear)
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (movie)
  • The Translator (Leila Aboulela)
  • Star*Line (recent issue)
  • Chimeric Machines (Lucy A. Snyder)
  • The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
  • Not Like a Native Speaker (Rey Chow)
  • A Fire Upon the Deep (Vernon Vinge)
  • Objects of Affection (Krishna Udayasankar)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
  • The Time Traders (Andre Norton)
  • All the King’s Men (Robert Penn Warren)

Misses

none

Neither Hit nor Miss

  • Jonah Hex (movie)

I think the read of the month for January was The Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Translator for February, and in March, All the King’s Men.

 

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July 1, 2015

Hit or Miss, May and June 2015

Here’s what I was reading and viewing in May and June

Hits

  •  A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M Miller)
  • The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
  • Mortdecai (movie)
  • Cake (movie)
  • Hugo (movie)
  • Defending Jacob (William Landay)
  • Divergent (Veronica Roth)
  • Barry Lyndon (William Makepeace Thackeray)
  • Typewriter in the Sky (L Ron Hubbard)
  • Fortune’s Lover (Rachel Pollack)
  • In the Blood (Jackie French)
  • Land of Mercy (Fan Wen; soon to be published MS)
  • Minions (movie)

Misses

  • Twenties are Gone (Felicia Atkinson)

Neither Hit nor Miss

  • Fairy Tales for Writers (Lawrence Schimel)

I think the read of the month for me was A Canticle for Leibowitz and The English Patient in May and Fortune’s Lover in June.

So how has recent reading and viewing been for you?

May 9, 2015

Hit or Miss, April 2015

Here’s what I was reading and viewing in March

Hits

  • The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
  • Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
  • Wild Grass (Lu Xun)
  • Remarkable Creatures (Tracy Chevalier)
  • Onkalo (Bernice Chauly)
  • Comedy in a Minor Key (Hans Keilson)
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (Jack Weatherford)
  • Digital Fortress (Dan Brown)
  • The End of Eternity (Isaac Asimov)

Misses

  • The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel (Maureen Lindley)

Neither Hit nor Miss

  • none

I think the read of the month for me was Wild Grass.

So how was April reading and viewing for you?

April 4, 2015

Hit or Miss, March 2015

Here’s what I was reading and viewing in March

Hits

  • High Rise (J G Ballard)
  • Calculating God (Robert J Sawyer)
  • Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice)
  • Orientalism (Edward Said)

Back issue of 《科幻世界》

Misses

  • none

Neither Hit nor Miss

  • The Player of Games (Iain M Banks)
  • Macbeth: A Novel (A J Hartley and David Hewson)

I think the read of the month for me was either Interview with the Vampire or Orientalism.

So how was March reading and viewing for you?

March 10, 2015

Hit or Miss, Feb ’15

Here’s what I was reading and viewing in February

Hits

  • Flaubert’s Drum (Sugu Pillay)
  • Into the Beautiful North (Luis Alberto Urrea)
  • Origen (Theodore Vrettos)
  • The Killables (Gemma Malley)
  • Calico Joe (John Grisham)

Back issue of Outposts of Beyond and the most recent issue of Lontar

Misses

  • none

Neither Hit Nor Miss

  • Anathem (Neal Stephenson)

I think the read of the month for me was either Into the Beautiful North or Calico Joe.

So how was February reading and viewing for you?

February 7, 2015

Hit or Miss, Jan ’15

Here’s what I was reading and viewing in January

Hits

  • Night has a Thousand Eyes (Arthur Upgren)
  • Thud! (Terry Pratchett)
  • Interstellar (movie)
  • Coastlands (Aaron Lee Soon Yong)
  • Moving Diary (Miho Kinnas, unpublished MS)
  • The Song of Rowanberry (Ikuko Tanaka)
  • The Man with the Compound Eyes (Wu Ming-Yi)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (movie)

Back issues of Outposts of Beyond

Misses

  • none

Neither Hit Nor Miss

  • none

It was a good reading month, so very hard to pick a read of the month for me this time.

So how was January reading and viewing for you?