Happy 2019 and 2018 Year in Review

Well, it’s 2019.

Looking back, 2018 was the most life-changing year of my life.  Though not without its share of heartbreak and struggles, I’ll focus on the positive here.

In February, I again changed the course of my career at the company I’ve been with for almost fifteen years, this time with a promotion into a different department with new mandates.

In July, I became a father when my wife and I welcomed our bouncing, baby boy.

And in November, I published my Depression Era noir novel, Then Came Darkness.  Which, as a New Years gift to my readers will be available for free download to your Kindle from January 1st through January 5th (after which it will return to its normal Kindle edition price of $4.99.  Paperback edition is always $11.99).

Here’s a quick recap of films, books, and travel at The Spin in 2018:

Favorite Films of 2018:

  1.  If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
  2.  Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh)
  3.  Beast (Michael Pearce)
  4.  BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee)
  5.  Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
  6.  The Favourite (Yorgos Lathimos)
  7.  First Man (Damien Chazelle)
  8.  Leave No Trace (Debra Granik)
  9.  First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
  10.  Love, Simon (Greg Berlanti)

Favorite Book of 2018:

Places Visited in 2018:

  • Toronto, ON
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Asheville, NC
  • Lancaster, PA

Share your thoughts on film, books, and travel for 2018 in the comments!

And Happy New Year!

Written by D. H. Schleicher

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