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2013 in Review

Here’s a quick list of some of the things this year that I enjoyed the most. The films, TV episodes, music and moments are all chosen from 2013. However, as I mainly read “older” books this year, the books were from whenever – I just read them this year.


  1. Gravity
  2. You’re Next
  3. Star Trek Into Darkness

TV Episodes

  1. Ozymandias (Breaking Bad, S5 E14)
  2. The Rains of Castamere (Game of Thrones, S3 E09)
  3. In The Flesh (mini-series)


  1. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  2. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  3. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon


  1. Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
  2. Yeezus - Kanye West
  3. Trouble Will Find Me - The National


  1. Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  2. Retrograde - James Blake
  3. Joan of Arc - Arcade Fire


  1. The death of DOMA/Prop 8 being struck down, and subsequent marriage
  2. Getting a green card
  3. Cruise to Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park