Happy New Year 2022
are here, on the last day of the year and again we are saying goodbye to a year
that will not be missed. Just as we thought the pandemic was over, heck we even
discarded use of masks altogether, it is coming back big time and Denmark is now
officially the most infected country in Europe (with a large margin!) and
possibly the world. Well, that is just this year in a nutshell.
doing online training at the office and that has become so popular that I have
done little else since summer. Nobody is going anywhere anymore. For a guy like
me who used to travel 7-10 times per year, this is a big change and very sad
that, I am grateful that I have lost no one in the family and those who got the
virus, got through it easy enough or at least survived. I do hope we are soon
As usual on
this day I take stock on what happened on my blogs in the past year and, well, that
is mostly business as usual.
I did a
total of 59 movie reviews in 2021, which is the same as I did last year.
Clearly this is my level of pacing. Of these 49 were List movies and 10 were
off-List. This took me from 1972 to 1975. The most interesting event for me
being the discovery of the Cinemateket in Copenhagen, which appears to have
anything ever released in Denmark. Not the last time I will use that. In case anyone
of the staff read this, thank you for kind assistance. Otherwise, I will not point out anything
special from this period except that I am listening to an awful lot of groovy
seventies music these days.
On my book
blog I have reviewed 11 books in 2021 which is great considering my target is a
mere 5 books per year. This has taken me from The Sorrows of Young Werther
(1774) to Caleb Williams (1794), which is a neat span of years. The most
remarkable thing is how international the List has become with two German
books, five French, one Chinese and three British books. I like that the List editors
has made this a list of world literature and not just English language books.
I wish all
my readers a happy and healthy new year and may the new year bring better times
remember, as legendary Danish movie critic Ole Michelsen used to say on
sign-out: “ Movies should be watched in the cinema”. Cannot wait for them to