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The 2007 Reading and Movie Lists! 
3rd-Jan-2008 12:04 pm
2 in 1 Showcase
A couple of days into the year, but I think we're still more or less in "New Year" mode, right? At any rate, as has become my annual tradition, here are the lists of all the books I red and movies I saw in 2007, in the order I saw them and read them. Any comments, questions or suggestions are welcome. :)

    1. Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, Marvel Premiere Edition (2006) by J.M. DeMatteis & Mike Zeck – A*
    2. A Company of Stars (1991) by Christopher Stasheff -- B
    3. The Forest King: Woodlark’s Shadow (2006) by Dan Mishkin & Tom Mandrake – B+
    4. Monster War (2006) by Christopher Golden & Tom Sniegowski – B-*
    5. In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash (1966) by Jean Shepherd – A
    6. Penny Arcade: The Warsun Prophecies (2007) by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahliuk – B+*
    7. In the Night Room (2003) by Peter Straub – A
    8. Zombie Monkey Monster Jamboree (2006) by J.J. Hart – B
    9. Dork Shadows: Dork Tower Vol. 2 (2003) by John Kovalic –A*
    10. Dork Covenant: Dork Tower Vol. 1 (2003) by John Kovalic – A*
    11. Infinite Crisis (2006 novelization) by Greg Cox – B
    12. Showcase Presents Justice League of America Vol. 1 (2006) – B*
    13. Twisted Toyfare Theatre Vol. 8 (2007) – B*
    14. Mugglenet.Com’s What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7 (2006) by Ben Schoen, Andy Gordon, Gretchen Stull, Jamie Lawrence & Emerson Spartz – B
    15. The Kingdom Keepers (2005) by Ridley Pearson –B
    16. The EC Archives: Tales From the Crypt Vol. 1 by William Gaines & Al Feldstein (2007) – A*
    17. “Zoo” by Edward D. Hoch (1958) – B+
    18. Annihilation Book 1 by Keith Giffen, Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (2007) – B+*
    19. 300 by Frank Miller (1999) A*
    20. Evil, Inc. Annual Report Vol. 1 by Brad Guigar (2007) – B+*
    21. Ghost Rider: The Road to Damnation by Garth Ennis (2005) – B+*
    22. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by “Newt Scamander) (2001) – B
    23. Foxtrotius Maximus by Bill Amend (2004) – A-*
    24. Dork Decade: Dork Tower 10th Anniversary Collection by John Kovalic (2007) – A-*
    25. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safer Foer (2005) – A-
    26. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (1997) – B
    27. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (1998) – B+
    28. Common Grounds by Troy Hickman (2004) – A*
    29. Sin City: Family Values by Frank Miller (1997) – B*
    30. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (1999) – A-
    31. 28 Days Later: The Aftermath by Steve Niles (2007) – B*
    32. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Attack of the Mousers by Peter David (2007) – B*
    33. Eye Witness: Acts of the Spirit by Robert James Luedke (2006) – B+*
    34. Side A: The Music Lover’s Graphic Novel by Rachel Dukes (ed.) (2007) – B+*
    35. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (2000) – A-
    36. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (2003) – A
    37. Lucky Stiff by Lynn Ahrens (1988) – B+#
    38. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (2005) – A
    39. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (1597) – A#
    40. The Great Snape Debate by Amy Berner, Orson Scott Card & Joyce Millman (2007) – B+
    41. The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2006) – A
    42. Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations by Jeffrey Brown (2007) – B+
    43. Annihilation Book 2 by Keith Giffen, etc. (2007) – B*
    44. How to Survive a Horror Movie by Seth Graham-Smith (2007) – B+
    45. Death Comes to Dillinger by James Patrick (2006) – A-*
    46. Hack/Slash: First Cut by Tim Seeley (2005) – A-*
    47. Evil, Inc. Annual Report Vol. 2 by Brad Guigar (2007) – B+*
    48. The Boys: The Name of the Game by Garth Ennis (2007) – B+*
    49. Peanuts: Stop Snowing on My Secretary by Charles M. Schulz (1977) – B+*
    50. Penny Arcade: Birds Are Weird by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik (2007) – B*
    51. Schulz’s Youth by Charles M. Schulz (2007) – B+*
    52. Uncle Scrooge Adventures: The Barks/Rosa Collection Vol. 1 by Carl Barks & Don Rosa (2007) – A-*
    53. “Story Time With the Blufield Strangler” by John Farris (2003) – B+
    54. “The Blue Magnolia” by Tony Ballantine (2000) – B
    55. “A Letter to Optimus Prime From His Geico Insurance Agent” by John Frank Weaver (2007) – B+
    56. JSA Presents Stars and STRIPE by Geoff Johns (2007) – B*
    57. Star Wreck: The Generation Gap by Leah Rewolinski (1990) – C+
    58. Star Wrek II: The Attack of the Jargonites by Leah Rewolinski (1992) -- C+
    59. Just a Guy by Bill Engvall with Alan Eisenstock (2007) – B
    60. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (2007) – A+
    61. Land of the Dead by Chris Ryall (2006) – B*
    62. Tag by Keith Giffen (2007) – B+*
    63. Annihilation Book 3 by Keith Giffen (2007) -- A-
    64. Behind the Mask by David J. Stieve (2005) – B#
    65. The Walking Dead Vol. 4: Heart’s Desire by Robert Kirkman (2006) – A-*
    66. Nodwick Chronicles VI: Nodwick Goes Hollywood by Aaron Williams (2007) – A*
    67. “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen (1837) -- A
    68. War of the Undead by Bryan Johnson & Walter Flanagan (2007) – B+*
    69. The Eyre Affair  by Jasper Fforde (2001) – B
    70. The Naked Artist: Comic Book Legends by Bryan Talbot (2007) – B+
    71. “The Last Question” by Isaac Asimov (1956) – A
    72. Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson Vol. 1 by Walter Simonson (2000) – A*
    73. “Helen on 86th Street” by Wendi Kaufman (1997) – B
    74. Monster Island by David Wellington (2006) – B+
    75. “A Wedding Without Musicians” by Sholon Aleichem (1949) – B
    76. Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk (2007) – C+
    77. Invisibles: Say You Want a Revolution by Grant Morrison (????) – B*
    78. Dork Tower: Go, Dork, Go! By John Kovalic (2007) – A*
    79. Invisibles: Apocalipstick by Grant Morrison (1996) – B*
    80. “The Lady or the Tiger?” by Frank R. Stockton (1882) – A
    81. “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant (1984) – A
    82. “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst (1960) – B+
    83. “American History” by Judith Ortiz Cofer (1993) – B
    84. What If? Classic Vol. 1 (2004) – B+*
    85. Rise and Walk by Gregory Solis (2007) – B-
    86. 52: The Covers by J.G. Jones (2007) – A
    87. Superheroes in My Pants by Mark Evanier (2004) – A
    88. Rage by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman) (1977) – C+
    89. Invisibles: Entropy in the UK by Grant Morrison (2001) – B-*
    90. Making Comics by Scott McCloud (2006) – B+*
    91. Heaven by Mur Lafferty (2006) – B+%
    92. Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore (1992) – B+
    93. The Awful Truths by Brian Thomsen (2006) – C
    94. Heaven Book Two: Hell by Mur Lafferty (2007) – B+%
    95. Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen (2006) – A-
    96. A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card (2007) -- B+
    97. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (1972) – A
    98. A DC Universe Christmas (2000) – B*
    99. The Complete Peanuts: 1965-1966 by Charles Schulz (2007) – A-*
    100. The Radioactive Redhead by John Zakour & Lawrence Ganem (2005) – A-
    101. Heaven Book Three: Earth by Mur Lafferty (2007) – B%
    102. Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Dorkin (2007) – B*
    103. The Frost-Haired Vixen by John Zakour (2005) – A-
    104. Superman/Batman: The Saga of the Super-Sons by Bob Haney (2007) – B+
    105. Garfield’s Guide to Everything by Jim Davis (2004) – B-
    106. The Many Faces of Snoopy by Charles M. Schulz (2006) – B+
    107. Jam-Packed FoxTrot by Bill Amend (2006) -- B
                                                                         
    *-Denotes graphic novel or comic strip collection
    “”-Denotes a short story
    #-Denotes a stage play or screenplay
    %-Denotes an audiobook
     

Aaaand...

 

  1. Dead Poet’s Society (1989) – A
  2. Men in Black II (2002) – C
  3. Children of Men (2006) – A-
  4. Pay it Forward (2000) – B-
  5. Finding Forrester (2000) – B+
  6. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) – A-
  7. Final Destination 3 (2006) – C
  8. Fantastic Four (2005) – B
  9. Ghost Rider (2007) – D+
  10. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) – B
  11. Contact (1997) – A-
  12. Stan Lee’s Mosaic (2007) – C-
  13. 300 (2007) – A+
  14. The Goonies (1985) – A-
  15. Over the Hedge (2006) – A-
  16. TMNT (2007) – B+
  17. Nightwatch (2004) – A-
  18. Grindhouse (2007) – B+
  19. The Hoax (2007) – B
  20. Spider-Man 3 (2007) – C+
  21. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) – B+
  22. Romeo + Juliet (1996) – C
  23. The Godfather (1972) – A
  24. This Film is Not Yet Rated (2006) – A-
  25. When the Cat’s Away (1935) – C+*
  26. The Lost Chick (1935) – B-*
  27. The Calico Dragon (1935) – B*
  28. The Prestige (2006) – A-
  29. Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (2007) – B+
  30. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) – B+
  31. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) – B-
  32. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) – B
  33. Clerks II (2006) – A
  34. Back to the Well: Clerks II (2006) – B+
  35. A History of Violence (2005) – B-
  36. John Tucker Must Die (2006) – B
  37. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) – B+
  38. TransFormers (2007) – B+
  39. Rover Dangerfield (1991) – C+
  40. Dawn of the Dead (1978) – B+
  41. The Dead Will Walk (2004) – B
  42. Document of the Dead (1985) – C-
  43. Land of the Dead (2005) – B
  44. Bloodlust (1961) – F
  45. Catalina Caper (1967) – F
  46. The Skydivers (1963) – F
  47. The Creeping Terror (1964) – F
  48. Little Miss Sunshine (2006) – B+
  49. The Simpsons Movie (2007) – B+
  50. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) – B
  51. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) – C
  52. Can’t Hardly Wait (1998) – B+
  53. Stardust (2007) – A-
  54. Lifted (2007) –A*
  55. Ratatouille (2007) – A-
  56. Mad City (1997) – B
  57. Hot Fuzz (2007) – A
  58. Halloween (1978) – B-
  59. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2003) -- B+
  60. She-Creature(2001) – D
  61. Halloween (2007) – B
  62. Batman: The Movie (1966) – D
  63. Return of the Living Dead (1985) – C+
  64. Superman: Doomsday (2007) – A-
  65. Halloween II (1981) – B-
  66. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) – D-
  67. Saw III (2006) – B+
  68. Dead and Deader (2006) – B+
  69. Dark Ride (2006) – F
  70. April Fool’s Day (1986) – D
  71. Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006) – B-
  72. 28 Weeks Later (2007) – B+
  73. Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2007) – C+
  74. House of the Dead (2003) – F
  75. Mad Monster Party (1969) – B-
  76. Dawn of the Dead (2004) – B+
  77. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – B
  78. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) – D-
  79. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) – B
  80. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) – C+
  81. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) – C
  82. Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) – D
  83. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) – A-
  84. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) – A-*
  85. You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown (1972) – B*
  86. Monster Squad (1987) – B-
  87. Comin’ Round the Mountain (1951) – B+
  88. Lost in Alaska (1952) – C
  89. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) – B
  90. Good Morning, Miss Toliver (1994) – B*
  91. Saw IV (2007) – C-
  92. The Lost Boys (1987) – B
  93. Garfield’s Halloween Adventure (1985) – B*
  94. Garfield’s Thanksgiving (1989) – B+*
  95. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) – B+*
  96. Shrek the Halls (2007) – B-*
  97. Christmas With the Cranks (2004) – B
  98. Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004) – C
  99. Hogfather (2006) – A-
  100. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – A+
  101. A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994) – B
  102. A Wish For Wings That Work (1991) – A*
  103. Scrooged (1988) – A
  104. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) – A+*
  105. It’s Christmastime Again Charlie Brown (1992) – B-*
  106. I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003) – B*
  107. Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales (2002) – C*
  108. The Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas (2001) – B*
  109. Home Alone (1990) – B
  110. The Incredibles (2004) – A+
  111. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – A
  112. The Munsters Scary Little Christmas (1996) – C+
  113. A Christmas Story (1983) – A
  114. Futurama: Bender’s Big Score (2007) – B+
 
*-Denotes Short Film
Comments 
3rd-Jan-2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
So how many pages does all this add up to?
3rd-Jan-2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
You know, even if I included the few "collected comics" volumes I read this year (Battle for Bludhaven and a couple of others) I don't think I'd match your number of books. I am going to start keeping track of them in my list this year, though.
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