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The personal likes of a music loving, book reading, film watching obsessive geek who spends way too much time watching TV and getting emotionally attached to fictional characters.

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Obsessions (Autumn 2014 edition)

• The Affair • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D • A to Z. • Boardwalk Empire • Bob's Burgers • The Bridge (US) • Brooklyn Nine-Nine • Bruce Banner • Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers • Cast & Crew of Marvel Movies/Shows • Doctor Who • The Good Wife • Guardians of the Galaxy • Marry Me • Matthew McConaughey • Mark Ruffalo • Marvel movies • The Middle • Reading • Selfie • Sleepy Hollow • The Strokes • Time-Travel • True Detective

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Favourite Books Read In 2011

Rather than books they actually came out in 2011 because I tend to wait until they are released in paperback.

+ A Song Of Ice & Fire by George R.R. Martin (Books 1 to 5)

Originally I planned to read Game of Thrones only and wait to read each book after each season aired. Inevitably this failed because I became too emotionally involved. I do think there are some issues with the plot in books 4 and 5 in terms of taking too long to move forward but I still really enjoy them.

+ The Dark Tower by Stephen King (Books 1 to 7)

So many feelings about these books, I had always wanted to read them and finally did this year and consumed something like 4000 pages in a month. I just really fell in love with the characters and despite all the crazy fourth wall metaness that happens in later books I personally loved the ending.

+ Horns by Joe Hill

Strange at times messed up novel but one which confirms Hill really is a talented writer (see also the Locke & Key graphic novels)

+ The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I’m always a little hit and miss with Gaiman but I really fell in love with this children’s novel.

+ The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry

Strange detective story part Inception part Sherlock Holmes

+ Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

One of the best vampire stories I’ve read in ages, been wanting to read it for a long time but it was out of print until now. Funny and enjoyable, can’t wait for the sequels to be reprinted next year.

+ Under The Dome by Stephen King

Favourite King book in years even if the ending fell a little flat the build up and characters make it a worthwhile read if you are a fan.

+ Un Lun Dun by China Miéville

Another children’s book and the same with Miéville his adult books are hit and miss but this fantasy story was great.

+ The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Always one of my favourite Holmes stories I finally got around to reading it this year, so great.