At the start of the year a friend of mine posted on Facebook about a challenge that she was setting herself for 2016; ‘Just Read Another Book’.
- Read one new book every fortnight for the year. Completing at least 26 new books by 31st December 2016.
- Watch one new film each week for the year, totalling 52 new watched films by 31st December 2016.
I absolutely loved the idea of the challenge – I’ve often thought that I really should make time to watch all these films that are winning Oscars and I’ve lost count of the number of books I’ve bought but haven’t got round to reading yet (the pile is probably reaching crush injury levels now…)
I’ve always considered myself a prolific reader but, as I get older, I’ve definitely fallen into the habit of only finding time to read before bed and therefore just picking up an old favourite that has probably been read twenty times before. The same is true for watching films – when I actually have the time to watch a film I’m usually so tired that I end up avoiding anything new that requires even a little bit of concentration. So, in an attempt, to combat this and actually make time for myself and reading I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and attempt to complete this myself.
I’m not planning on blogging every week about this but I will probably try to do a monthly update post. Mainly because I think keeping a track of what I’m reading / watching will help keep me focused on completing the challenge.
You can take a look at my completed books and films here.