I came into October with 40 nonfiction books read on the year and 46 films watched. I’m embarrassed about October’s numbers. I’ve added only one book and two movies. In my defense, school has been crazy, I adopted a cat (more on him soon!) and I joined a book club, which required me to read a rather hefty novel (and my rule for the 50/50 Challenge is that I can only include non-fiction in my numbers). Also, I like TV.
- Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile’s Pilgrimage to the Mother Country (I don’t know England [or English] well enough to appreciate this book fully, I’m afraid. I had to look up a lot of words, at first thinking that he was using big words I didn’t know, but most ended up being British slang that I didn’t know. Still, he’s funny, and the simultaneous mocking but affectionate attitude toward England is charming.)
- Honey (Meh. Alba’s good but this is the sort of thing that happens when I turn on the TV when I wake up too early on a weekend).
- Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (I’d wanted to see this in the theater, if only for my love of Steve Carell but for some reason didn’t make it. It didn’t disappoint–appropriately dark humor and an ending that was both surprising and not).
Numbers going into November: 41 books and 47 movies. I hope my library requests get filled soon, or I’m in trouble!