week fifty two

Year in Review!

Books Read!
I did not read 95 books. I don’t think that I will ever read 95 books in one year. Even if they are all poetry books. I’ll keep trying though. Here’s the complete list of books I read this year. Or in the case of one or two titles, mostly read.

1. Fifteen Dogs — Andre Alexis
2. Clean Sails — Gustave Morin
3. God in Pink — Hasan Namir
4. The Weather — Lisa Robertson
5. Submission — Michel Houellebecq
6. Magenta Soul Whip — Lisa Robertson
7. Burqa of Skin — Nelly Arcan
8. species branding — Danielle LaFrance
9. A Sport and a Pastime — James Salter
10. Poetryworld — Louis Cabri
11. Pillage Laud — Erin Moure
12. Open City — Teju Cole
13. Airborne Photo — Clint Burnham
14. Open Text: Vol 1 Ed. Roger Farr
15. The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner — Alan Sillitoe
16. Martin John — Anakana Schofield
17. IKMQ — Roger Farr
18. Transmitter and Receiver — Raoul Fernandes
19. The Motorcyclist — George Elliot Clarke
20. Men Explain Things to Me — Rebecca Solnit
21. Lemon Hound — Sina Queyras
22. The First Bad Man — Miranda July
23. Erec & Enide — Amy De’ath
24. The Shadow of the Wind — Carlos Ruiz Zafon
25. For Your Safety Please Hold On — Kayla Czaga
26. The Apothecary — Lisa Robertson
27. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running — Haruki Murakami
28. The Hatch — Colin Brown
29. The Trouble with Brunch — Shawn Micallef
30. M Train — Patti Smith
31. Ticknor — Sheila Heti
32. Pound @ Guantanamo — Clint Burnham
33. Poverty Creek Journal — Thomas Gardner
34. Serpentine Loop — Elee Kraljii Gardiner
35. Ignite — Kevin Spenst
36. The Elegance of the Hedgehog — Muriel Barbery
37. Jackals and Arabs — Franz Kafka
38. The Men — Lisa Robertson
39. Cinema of the Present — Lisa Robertson
40. Oryx and Crake — Margaret Atwood
41. The Queue — Basma Abdel Aziz
42. Mercenary English — Mercedes Eng
43. The Strange Case of Rachel K — Rachel Kushner
44. Injun — Jordan Abel
45. Davie Street Translations — Daniel Zomparelli
46. Guapa — Saleem Haddad
47. Installations – Nicole Brossard
48. Hysteric – Nelly Arcan
49. The Missionary Position Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice — Christopher Hitchens
50. In the Garden of Beasts — Erik Larson
51. XEclogue — Lisa Robertson
52. Tropic of Cancer — Henry Miller
53. Once in Blockadia — Stephen Collis
54. H is for Hawk — Helen Macdonald
55. You Are Not So Smart — David McRaney
56. Wenjack — Joseph Boyden
57. Yellow Dog — Martin Amis
58. The Woods: A Year on Protection Island — Amber McMillan
59. Friendly + Fire — Danielle LaFrance
60. Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs — Henry Carroll

Insights!
Poetry books: 25
Non-fiction books: 11
Books in translation: 7
Books by women: 27
Books by straight white dudes: 18 (I put Joseph Boyden in here….)

Kilometres Ran!
I added another 39 kilometres this week, which brings my total for 2016 to 2,088 kilometres ran. I set what I believed a year ago to be a very ambitious goal and I’m really rather proud to have accomplished it. On to 2017 and 2,600 kilometres!

Insights!
Total number of runs: 162
Average distance: 12.89 km
Pairs of running shoes: 4
Fitness trackers: 2
Seagulls shat on by: 1
Flies swallowed: Lost count
Flies in eyes: None since buying hideous running sunglasses

Resolutions!
Keep doing this blog, but actually write something once per week
Read 95 books (or at least 61 books)
Run 2,600 kilometres
Start exercising above my waist
Figure out why I’m sick all the time and fix it
Complete half a dozen witchy/devily/satanic needlepoints
Learn to needlepoint

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