Useless Numbers – the 2008 version

In 2008 I bought 30 CDs, 103 DVDs, and 14 Blu-Ray discs. Quite a bit more than during the previous year, partly due to a lot of sales at Play and HMV, and partly due to watching a lot more TV series on DVD. I think I’ve watched all of The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Band of Brothers, The Lone Gunmen, Red Dwarf, MASH, Black Adder, Black Books, and The West Wing this year, and I’ve just started on The Fast Show, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

I also bought more books than I care to count, and dipped my toes into the world of graphic novels which looks like it could become an expensive habit.

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8 Responses to Useless Numbers – the 2008 version

  1. Matt says:

    HOLY COW! 103 DVDs is a crazy amount, are box sets counted as #of discs or just number of boxes?

    I bought
    0cds 0dvds 0books last year.. infact I bought very little :)

  2. rich says:

    Box sets count as a single DVD, otherwise It’d be several hundred higher.

  3. Father says:

    Are ‘Graphic novels’ like picture story books?

  4. Tom says:

    I’d go with “like the Beano”

  5. grant says:

    Tom, shurrit.

    Rich, whatchabought, apart from Preacher?

    /looks at shelves bending under the weight….

  6. rich says:

    Without wandering upstairs to check, it think there’s…

    Preacher
    the first few Sin City books
    LoEG
    From Hell
    Watchmen
    V for Vendetta
    and a few Batman books like Year One, and Dark Knight Returns

    Batman: Cacophony should arrive in a few months

    Things are on hold while I work through a huge pile of other books.

  7. Tom says:

    So they aren’t comics?

    Watchmen doesn’t seem to know if it’s a book or a comic as there are book bits and comic bits.

  8. MikeD says:

    I liked Watchmen a lot, but I gather it was fairly pivotal in the genre, so I’ve decided that everything that preceded it was rubbish and everything after it was derivative and can therefore not read any more :-)