Movies and Books: 2014

Once again, an attempt to keep track of films seen and books read… I know I missed a lot of graphic novels when you count the collected editions (since I read a fair number for review purposes in serialized formats), as well as for the various zines I’ve read. This was a hectic year in terms of school and this fell to the wayside a bit. I added a bunch in at the end of the year but still, I’m sure there were some big holes. Unsurprisingly, the numbers went down because of graduate school.


  1. The Wolf of Wall Street
  2. Philomena
  3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  4. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action
  5. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animated
  6. The Lego Movie
  7. Stranger by the Lake
  8. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  9. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
  10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  11. Under the Skin
  12. Late Spring [晩春 Banshun]
  13. The Immigrant
  14. 112 Weddings
  15. 1971
  16. Deor and I
  17. Art and Craft
  18. Snowpiercer
  19. Obvious Child
  20. Magic in the Moonlight
  21. Boyhood
  22. To Be Takei
  23. Guardians of the Galaxy
  24. The Skeleton Twins
  25. Gone Girl
  26. Nightcrawler
  27. Foxcatcher
  28. Human Capital [Il capitale umano]
  29. Two Days, One Night [Deux jours, une nuit]
  30. Falling Star [Stella cadente]


  1. Richard III
  2. Welcome to Night Vale: The Librarian
  3. The Importance of Being Earnest
  4. Henry IV Part 1
  5. Wicked
  6. La bohème
  7. NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour Live Show: December 2014


  1. The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan
  2. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  4. This is Oakland: A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places by Melissa Davis
  5. Organizing Knowledge: An Introduction to Managing Access to Information by J.E. Rowley
  6. The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  7. Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi
  8. The Process of Legal Research by Christina L. Kunz
  9. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  10. Management Basics for Information Professionals by G. Edward Evans
  11. Unexpected Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  12. The Old Funny Stuff (Author’s Choice Monthly #1) by George Alec Effinger
  13. Emphatically Not SF, Almost (Author’s Choice Monthly #15) by Michael Bishop
  14. True Minds (Author’s Choice Monthly #12) by Spider Robinson
  15. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
  16. Understories by Tim Horvath
  17. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  18. Who’s 50: 50 Doctor Who Stories To Watch Before You Die – An Unofficial Companion by Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?
  19. The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
  20. Digital Curation by Ross Harvey
  21. Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures by Beverley J. Cox
  22. Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-To-Do-It Manual by Steven J. Miller
  23. Cruddy by Lynda Barry

Fiction Magazines, Chapbooks, and Zines:

  1. Kinfolk Vol. 10
  2. Lucky Peach Vol. 6
  3. Kinfolk Vol. 11
  4. Lucky Peach Vol. 12
  5. Kinfolk Vol. 12

Graphic Novels:

  1. Yotsuba&! Vol. 12 by Kiyohiko Azuma
  2. Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Christmas on Bear Mountain by Carl Barks
  3. QU33R edited by Robert Kirby
  4. Wandering Son Vol. 6 by Shimura Takako
  5. Alone Forever: The Singles Collection by Liz Prince
  6. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
  7. The Summit of the Gods Vol. 4 by Jiro Taniguchi and Baku Yumemakura
  8. Super Spy by Matt Kindt
  9. Super Spy: The Lost Dossiers by Matt Kindt
  10. Vinland Saga Vol. 1 by Makato Yukimura
  11. Bloodhound Vol. 2: Crowbar Medicine by Dan Jolley and Leonard Kirk
  12. Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth by Dean Mullaney, Bruce Canwell, and Alex Toth
  13. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Nemo: The Roses Of Berlin by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill
  14. Hilda and the Black Hound by Luke Earson
  15. Sunny Vol. 2 by Taiyo Matsumoto
  16. Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Trail of the Unicorn by Carl Barks
  17. Sex Criminals Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
  18. Nobrow 8: Hysteria edited by Alex Spiro
  19. The Unwritten Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
  20. The Unwritten Vol. 7: The Wound by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
  21. The Unwritten Vol. 8: Orpheus in the Underworld by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
  22. Hellboy: The Midnight Circus by Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo
  23. Cast Away on the Letter A: A Philemon Adventure by Fred
  24. Theseus and the Minotaur by Yvan Pommaux
  25. An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
  26. Heck by Zander Cannon
  27. Radiator Days by Lucy Knisley
  28. Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  29. Stitches by David Small
  30. Goliath by Tom Gauld
  31. Unterzakhn by Leela Corman
  32. Crater XV by Kevin Cannon
  33. The Cute Girl Network by M.K. Reed, Greg Means, and Joe Flood
  34. Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero by Fred Chao
  35. Johnny Hiro: The Skills to Pay the Bills by Fred Chao
  36. Sunny Vol. 3 by Taiyo Matsumoto
  37. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney
  38. Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
  39. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  40. The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
  41. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
  42. Wandering Son Vol. 7 by Shimura Takako
  43. The Unwritten Vol. 9: The Unwritten Fables by Mike Carey, Bill Willingham, Peter Gross, and Mark Buckingham
  44. Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 28: Red Scorpion by Stan Sakai
  45. Over Easy by Mimi Pond
  46. Life With Mr. Dangerous by Paul Hornschemeier
  47. Aquaman Vol. 5: Sea of Storms by Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier
  48. X-Men: Battle of the Atom by Various
  49. All-New X-Men Vol. 3: Out of Their Depth by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen
  50. All-New X-Men Vol. 4: All-Different by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen
  51. Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men: The Trial of Jean Grey by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen
  52. All-New X-Men Vol. 5: One Down by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen
  53. Superman – Action Comics Vol. 4: Hybrid by Andy Diggle, Tony S. Daniel, Scott Lobdell, and Tyler Kirkham
  54. Superman – Action Comics Vol. 5: What Lies Beneath by Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder
  55. Animal Man Vol. 5: Evolve or Die! by Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh
  56. Batman and Robin Vol. 4: Requiem for Damian by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason
  57. Batman and Robin Vol. 5: The Big Burn by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason
  58. Batman Vol. 5: Zero Year – Dark City by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
  59. Batman Vol. 6: Graveyard Shift by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
  60. Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs by Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun
  61. Daredevil Vol. 6 by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee
  62. Daredevil Vol. 7 by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee
  63. Daredevil Vol. 1: Devil at Bay by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee
  64. Daredevil Vol. 2: West-Case Scenario by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee
  65. Detective Comics Vol. 5: Gothtopia by John Layman and Jason Fabok
  66. Detective Comics Vol. 6: Icarus by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
  67. Fatale Vol. 4: Pray for Rain by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
  68. Fatale Vol. 5: Curse the Demon by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
  69. Hawkeye Vol. 3: L.A. Woman by Matt Fraction and Annie Wu
  70. Justice League Vol. 4: The Grid by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis
  71. Justice League Vol. 5: Forever Heroes by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis
  72. Justice League Vol. 6: Injustice League by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis
  73. Lazarus Vol. 2: Lift by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark
  74. Suicide Squad Vol. 5: Walled In by Matt Kindt and Patrick Zircher
  75. New Suicide Squad Vol. 1 by Sean Ryan and Jeremy Roberts
  76. Swamp Thing Vol. 5: The Killing Field by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz
  77. Swamp Thing Vol. 6: The Sureen by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz
  78. The Sixth Gun Vol. 6: Ghost Dance by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt
  79. The Sixth Gun Vol. 7: Not the Bullet, But the Fall by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt
  80. The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Vol. 2: The Crime of the Century by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber
  81. Thief of Thieves Vol. 3: Venice by Andy Diggle and Shawn Martinbrough
  82. Wonder Woman Vol. 5: Flesh by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Goran Sudzuka
  83. Wonder Woman Vol. 6: Bones by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Goran Sudzuka

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