Tuesday, January 1, 2013

De and Doug's Den: Reading Goals and More

For this year's reading goals, I want to focus more on quality than quantity of books I read.  This year's goal is to read 12 classic books that I haven't read!!!

I have a tendency to read the same book repeatedly (since I'm no a big fan of surprises), so there are several classics I haven't read even though I am familiar with the general storylines.  I also wanted to pick a wide range of books from different time periods.

Anyways, I put together a list of twelve varied classics I want to read this year, hopefully completing one each month:

-- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
-- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
-- Anna Karenina
-- Arabian Nights
-- The Catcher in the Rye
-- Great Expectations
-- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
-- Jane Eyre
-- The Last of the Mohicans
-- Mere Christianity
-- The Poems of Emily Dickinson
-- The Three Musketeers

Since I am focusing on only twelve books this year (though I'm sure I'll read more), I decided add a goal to watch 12 classic movies as well.  Most of these I haven't seen (or only saw parts of them); here's my list:

-- An Affair to Remember
-- Casablanca
-- Dial M for Murder
-- The Godfather Trilogy
-- It Happened One Night
-- Kiss Me Kate
-- The Maltese Falcon
-- Mary Poppins
-- The Postman Always Rings Twice
-- Pretty in Pink
-- Strangers on a Train
-- Vertigo

Here's to quality entertainment this year!

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