A.j.’s consumption zine this year contains short reviews of what she read, saw, and listened to, but details what she anti-consumed, i.e. gave away. A girl with a library degree, and a case of packratitude, she purged her book collection. Because she is a big old library geek, not to mention a comics geek and exhibits several other flavors of geekish predilections, she provides a helpful methodology for ridding herself of her books.
And what’s internet geekier than reviewing books Twitter style, in 140 words or fewer? I love a nice, fast, should I read it or shouldn’t I review, don’t you? It seems to me that A.j. consumed more books by women this year, and I marked down a few of them for my own consumption. (I even put a note next to a book by a man!: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro: Not “hard SF,” but “high literary SF.” Technology isn’t the focus, but the characters and relationships. Concurrently beautiful and freaky. (Note that author and title don’t count toward the 140.)
In addition to books, A.j. reviews zines, comics, television (complete with episode picks), movies, and music. She ends the whole thing with a mix tape list and consumption resolutions.
CATS: several of the items reviewed have cat content, as does one of the comics excerpted: Hey Pais!, the Only Journal Comics by a Cat. Want.
Note, this is a Revenge of Print 2011 zine.