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Books
Frozen in Amber by Phyllis Ames - I picked this up on a whim, thinking to try a new urban fantasy author. Not impressed.
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (reread)
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty - I stumbled across this one and was intrigued: dance and the 1920s? How could it go wrong? I was a little disappointed, since dance featured so little in the story but there were several interesting twists and characters. Overall a good book, though I don't think I'd read anything else by the author.
The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire (reread)
A Red Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire - I love this author. Let me just reiterate that.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson - I loved this book. After the disappointment that was the Age of Adaline, I was cynical, but this one did it right. The endless cycle of starting over, of tweaking this and that, of fixing mistakes and trying different paths... Lovely.
Poison Fruit by Jacqueline Carey - they're light and fluffy but this one dragged on and on; the pacing was all off. I don't think I would read another in the series.
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolfe - something I've been meaning to read for ages. While I was put off by her narrative style, I thought there were some really interesting insights on feminism and equality there. A good jumping-off point for further thinking.

Movies
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) - a cute little romantic comedy that made me want to read more Austen
Blitz (2011) - we decided to catch up on Jason Statham movies... silly action.
Safe (2012) - and again, Jason Statham... need I say more?
The Mazerunner (2014) - I'm glad I didn't see this in theatres. There were so many ridiculous moments that made me yell at the screen. Quick, let's hide! With our torches! In the dark! No one will see us! ... and they don't.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015) - I hate Tom Cruise. I only saw this because it was the only thing in theatres that I hadn't seen and I needed to spend a few hours out of the apartment. And yet... it wasn't awful. I chalk that up entirely to Simon Pegg, who continues to be brilliant.

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