Saturday, December 15, 2012

2012 favorites

Stuff I read

Favorite book of the year . . .  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

General fiction . . . Bliss by O.Z. Livaneli

Historical fiction . . . The Dark Monk by Oliver Pötzsch

Crime thriller . . . The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Mercy outside of North America)

New-to-me author . . . (tie) The Righteous by Michael Wallace and Exit 22 by p.m. terrell

Young adult fiction . . . The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Novella . . . Snatched by Karin Slaughter

Nonfiction  . . .  Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes

Magazine . . . (tie) Runner's World and Huffington Post Magazine


Music I listened to

Band . . . Imagine Dragons

Artist . . . Pitbull*

Album . . . (tie) Night Visions by Imagine Dragons and Slipstream by Bonnie Raitt

Song . . .  (tie) Some Nights by Fun; Hold On by Alabama Shakes; and Crystallize by Lindsey Stirling

Song that most of my friends have probably never heard of . . . Genesis by Grimes

Artist Discovery . . . (tie) Imagine Dragons and Lindsey Stirling

Local (North Carolina) music . . . (tie) Carolina Chocolate Drops and Trinity Seed

Song rediscovery . . . Ready To Go by Republica

Workout tune . . . We Run The Night by Havana Brown featuring Pitbull

*I listened to Pitbull more than any other artist this year because so many of his collaborations with other artists are on my workout playlist!


Things I watched

TV show . . . Homeland

New TV show . . . (tie) The Newsroom and Scandal

News/Current Events TV show . . . GPS with Fareed Zakaria (CNN)

TV movie . . . Hatfields & McCoys (miniseries)

Full-length movie . . . The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Theater Movie . . . The Hunger Games (in all fairness, this was the ONLY movie we saw in theaters this year! I wanted to see others, but we just never made it.)


Miscellaneous things I liked or enjoyed

Game . . . Words With Friends

Social Network . . . Twitter

Web site . . . My Fitness Pal

iPhone/iPad app . . . My Fitness Pal

Vacation . . . Turkey

Weekend Getaway . . . Asheville

Exercise . . . completing the couch-to-5K program!

Shopping . . . online at Duluth Trading Company and LLBean

New store . . . Whole Foods SouthPark!

Coffee . . . Starbucks Blonde Veranda beans