So I’m doing this during the Oscars, which is probably going to end up a horrible decision. Another horrible decision? I’m not drinking. [Note from the future: I started drinking.]
I brought up the 2014 recap for last year (because I can never remember how to format these dang things), and that was posted on January 28. And my first sentence was “Well, this is the latest I’ve ever done my year-end recap.”
So my main goal for 2016 is to make sure I don’t post my 2016 recap in March 2017. I mean, seriously, Alaina, what the fuck?
My other big goal is to try and break 40 books. I didn’t get there last year (*thanks*, Mysteries of Udolpho), but I’ve actually started 2016 off at a good pace, so this is a Thing that could happen.
Here’s how 2015 shook out: I ended the year with 32 books read, which really, isn’t too shabby. And 18 of those were ones I’ve never read before (handily denoted with an asterisk), and that’s more than half, so again – not too shabs.
5. Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire*
[see the pre-review as part of The Collaborators here!]
6. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
7. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Bupkis. Fucking Mysteries of Udolpho.
16. Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart
17. The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain*
18. Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
19. Lady in Waiting by Nicole Byrd*
20. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day*
And that’s it; that’s everything. The door is officially closed on 2015, and I’m looking forward to 2016. But what I’m really looking forward to right now is grabbing a beer and hoping and praying that The fucking Revenant doesn’t take home Best Picture.
Ride eternal, shiny, and chrome. Witness me.
11:56 p.m.: Well, Leonardo DiCaprio just won his goddamned award (as Dear Friend Sarah calls it, his Participation Trophy), and I figure I might as well wait and see who takes home Best Picture. I’m almost done with one Stella Artois, but I can probably chug another one before bedtime.
Midnight: WWWHOOOOOOOOOO SPOTLIGHT WON THANK YOU JEEBUS OH MY GOD
Dear Landlady: I apologize for screaming just now, but I’m very excited.
Okay, I have to be at work in 8 hours. But at least I can sleep easy, knowing that enough people out there in the world agreed with me that The Revenant is not worthy of Best Picture.
Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow.