On New Year’s Day 2012, I made a pretty vague resolution to “read more books this year.”
I guess the universe noticed that I could use a push, so I stumbled upon the Fiftyfifty.me challenge. The goal is to read 50 books and watch 50 movies in 2012. That sounded like a resolution I could keep!
I watch a ton of movies, but it’s been years since I’ve regularly read books for my own enjoyment and not because I had to for school or work. As a kid, I devoured books about fantasy worlds like The Phantom Tollbooth, and as a teen, I read all kinds of horror stories like R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series.
When I became an adult, books took a back seat to movies. But sometimes the movies would make me want to read the books (as was the case for the Twilight series). I also started choosing self-help books (like Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?) and memoirs (like Eat Pray Love) to assist me in improving my real life rather than escaping to fantasy worlds. I also have a special place in my heart for dog books (like You Had Me at Woof).
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