January 2012 - Things I Read, Things I Watched & Things I Decided I Want to Read

I decided that instead of waiting until the end of the year to do a round-up of things I enjoyed watching/reading, I'll do one at the end of every month. So, here's January's....

Some books I read & liked - 
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol.
Wildwood by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis.

Some movies / shows I'm glad I saw - 
I watched the final season of In Treatment. The sessions with teenagers / kids are always my favorites & almost make me wish that Paul Weston solely dealt with people under the age of 25.
Midnight in Paris. Fashion/costume observation: I chose these images because I was rather obsessed with the series of shirt dresses Rachel McAdams wore. Everything she wore had a belt & I was into it.
Tailor Tinker Soldier Spy. So much to say, but I'll just bring up another fashion/costume observation: the chubby boy's blue glasses = so good.

Plus, I rewatched (among other things) - 
Burn After Reading (because I love watching Brad Pitt be so amazingly ridiculous).
Fast Times at Ridgemont High. I want to go out to eat at the kitschy German restaurant that the Rat takes Stacy to.... dining in glossy leather armchairs: the height of, um, glamour? Something.

Finally, I thought I'd list the books that I discovered over the course of the month and added to my wishlist / decided I want to read at some point.
Arcadia by Lauren Groff.
The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist.
Walt Disney's Donald Duck: "Lost in the Andes" by Carl Barks.
Almost Silent by Jason / Flatscreen by Adam Wilson / The Fallback Plan by Leigh Stein
Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander.
Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever, photos by Leigh Beisch.
No Bears by Meg McKinlay, illustrated by Leila Rudge.
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Mark Hearld / Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton / Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Twentieth-Century Fashion in Detail by Valerie D. Mendes & Claire Wilcox / The Bust DIY Guide to Life by Laurie Henzel & Debbie Stoller / V&A Pop Patterns by Oriole Cullen
The Samaritan by Fred Venturini.
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, illustrated by Maira Kalman.