Thirty-eight posts, unless I manage to finish my blog-review of Julie Taymor’s Dream later today.
12,700 page-views and 6500 unique visitors. (I still mostly think of this space as me writing to myself!)
Most posts in a month: 5 (January and April). Least: 0 (July).
Most of my posts were recaps of some of the great academic events of the past year: SAA in Toronto, Ecologies of the Inhuman in DC, Elemental Ecocriticism in Tuscaloosa, my first trip to Kzoo, ASLE, Oceanic New York at St. John’s, and most recently Contact Ecologies in DC.
In swimming, I did the 10.2 km Little Red Lighthouse Swim in the Hudson River in September, and my total milage was about 110 miles through mid-October, which is when I trailed off before having surgery for surfer’s ear. That’ll keep me high and dry, alas, for another few months, until March 2014. Not sure what my swimming plans will be in 2014 yet!
I swam 106.59 miles by the end of September, and then didn’t log any more swims in the last quarter, though I did get in the water occasionally in October and early November:
|Jan||3.47 miles (=6,100 yards, =5,578 meters)|
|Feb||13.98 miles (=24,600 yards, =22,494 meters)|
|Mar||21.49 miles (=37,825 yards, =34,587 meters)|
|Apr||14.06 miles (=24,750 yards, =22,631 meters)|
|May||10.48 miles (=18,450 yards, =16,871 meters)|
|Jun||12.32 miles (=21,680 yards, =19,824 meters)|
|Jul||11.01 miles (=19,380 yards, =17,721 meters)|
|Aug||5.44 miles (=9,580 yards, =8,760 meters)|
|Sep||14.33 miles (=25,225 yards, =23,066 meters)|
|Total||106.59 miles (=187,590 yards, =171,532 meters)|
Another big chunk of my 2013 posts were theater reviews. I didn’t review everything I saw, but did get some good ones: The Suit at BAM, Synectic Tempest in DC, Paul Giamatti’s Hamlet in New Haven, Alan Cumming’s one-man Macbeth on Broadway, the Donmar Warehouse all-female Julius Caesar in Brooklyn.
Some good-looking shows in NYC for early 2014 too: Arin Arbus’s Lear at Tfana’s great new space in Fort Greene (March 14 – May 4), the RSC’s Antony & Cleopatra at the Public Theater (Feb 18 – March 23), another Lear at BAM with Frank Langella (Jan 7 – Feb 9), Branagh’s Macbeth at the Park Ave Armory in June. Plus I’m taking Alinor to see Mark Rylance as Olivia in Twelfth Night on Jan 11!
Overall a good Bookfishy year. Maybe next year a little more from the Shipwreck book, now (and finally, I think) titled “Shipwreck and the Global Ecology.” And a few more book reviews! Maybe I’ll try to keep a record of the books I read this year. Goodreads?