Six weeks until the end of the year, which means six weeks for me to read 11 more books and 5 -- it can be done!
The only movie I've watched since my last post is "Foxcatcher" which I'll be posting a review to on Examiner this Friday. It has Channing Tatum in it, but not like you're used to seeing him, that's for sure.
I also technically read three new books, but since The Goldfinch was such a mother of a read, I am counting it as two. I think in the 50/50 Challenge rules somewhere, the fact that it's 771 pages counts. When I got to the end and it became front heavy, things got rough.
So, to sum up my progress:
Movie #45: Foxcatcher
I'm hoping that #46 will be "Mockingjay Part I"!
Book #36: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Book #37/#38: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction)
Book #39: I Can't Make This Stuff Up by Theresa Caputo a.k.a. The Long Island Medium, who I met briefly and hugged at a Warwick's book signing.
So, not terribly great on my progress, but it will be done. I will accomplish my goal and treat myself to a whole cheesecake.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Fall is my favorite season. Wish I had taken this photo, but alas, it's from Pinterest.
Hey-o! Less than 60 days to prove that I can read 50 books and watch 50 movies in one year. OK, I'm not really trying to prove anything, but I would enjoy the accomplishment. I'll keep this update short and sweet.
41. Gone Doggy Gone
This screened at San Diego Film Festival and it's a fun, twisted movie that pokes fun at just how much people loooove their dogs.
42. St. Vincent
Bill Murray. Highly recommend. I laughed and cried and laughed some more.
43. The Good Lie
I also highly recommend. I was pretty much teary-eyed throughout the whole movie.
44. The Best of Me
Eh. Nicholas Sparks enthusiasts will dig it.
One of the most original films I've seen in awhile. Not usually a huge Jake Gyllenhaal fan, but he is fantastic in this.
Books (a measly ONE since my last update)
35. Leaving Time - Jodi Picoult
Psychics. Paranormal. Mystery. It's like Jodi Picoult surveyed me and asked, "Courtney, what is it that you want?" This was one of my favorites of hers in a long time and is reminiscent of her earlier work. She has changed publishing houses and editors, which may or may not be one of the reasons.
35 1/2. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
I read most of the beginning and then started to read from the back, so there's a whole middle section I skipped because I couldn't get into this book, but I really wanted to.
I know I'll reach my movie goal, but can I make it through 15 more books?