My Challenges (timed)


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Completed 8 of 9



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Completed 2 of 4



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Completed 71 of 81



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Completed 9 of 10


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Completed 34 of 50



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Completed 1 of 2



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Completed 5 of 100

My Challenges (perpetual)

100 SHOTS OF SHORT
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CHECKIN’ OFF THE CHEKHOV
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THE COMPLETE BOOKER
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MARTEL-HARPER CHALLENGE
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MODERN LIBRARY'S 100 BEST NOVELS

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
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THE PULITZER PROJECT
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TAMMY'S BEYOND BOOKS CHALLENGE

New York Times Book Review: 6/40
New Yorker: 0/36
New York Review of Books: 0/20
Vogue: 1/16
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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - February 7



"But, Enough About Books

Okay, even I can’t read ALL the time, so I’m guessing that you folks might voluntarily shut the covers from time to time as well… What else do you do with your leisure to pass the time? Walk the dog? Knit? Run marathons? Construct grandfather clocks? Collect eggshells?"

I'm a project person, and right now my 2 projects involve podcasts and movies (incidentally, both of which I included on my 101 in 1001 list, thought it would provide more incentive). I've gotten hooked on podcasts, and normally maintain 900 of them on average at any given time. So one project is to listen to a whole bunch of them and decrease the total number -- not so easy to do, since there's always new ones. No matter how many I listen to, when I update my iPod, I'm right back at the number I started with.

My other project is to watch every movie ever nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, Director, Actor/Actress, Supp. Actor/Actress, and Foreign. I've made a lot of headway on that project -- I think I'm about 40% done right now. The main problem that comes up is that the same movies are shown on TV over and over again, and some from my list are never shown at all. Netflix has helped on that, so now the biggest problem I have is finding time to sit in front of the TV. (That and not getting too disappointed when I watch a real stinker -- and there are more than you'd expect to find in Oscar history).

1 comments:

Chris said...

Interesting projects. Let us know how you make out.

Also, 123 You've been tagged.