My favorite book of 2013 was Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. It's
set in England around WW2, and it's about a woman who keeps dying
and re-living her life over and over.
A lot of my other favorite reads showed up on NPR's list:
As for movies... Gravity wins, hands down. The soundtrack is
incredible, too. I also really liked Catching Fire, but that was
also my favorite book in the trilogy, so that is perhaps
When it comes to TV: I've been raving about Orphan Black ever since
I first watched it. I haven't actually finished the first season,
but the lead actress is flat-out amazing. I'm also ever-so-slowly
catching up on Breaking Bad.
Music-wise, my taste mostly leans towards instrumental electronic
music these days, but not the sort that involves wubs or drops.
Favorite album this year was Beautiful Rewind by Four Tet. In
practice, though, I listen to basically everything under the
I was pretty happy when I realized that I'm within walking distance
of good, cheap sushi. I definitely need to explore more of the
restaurants here in Koreatown, though.