2016 Projects Halfway Point

June 30, 2016 Books 2

Well, we’re now done with the 6th month of the year, so I guess it’s time for a check-up on my little projects, eh? (Here’s my Current Projects page, FFR…)

Foodies Read

I’ve read 4 books so far for this challenge. I still have a couple of other “foodie” books that I want to tackle before the year is out, though.

  1. The Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury — Reviewed 18 June 2016
  2. Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson — Reviewed 27 Feburary 2016
  3. The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt — Reviewed 31 January 2016
  4. Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm — From Scratch by Lucie Amundsen — Reviewed 9 May 2016

#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Challenge

I don’t review every single book I read, and several of the books I’ve pulled off my own shelves this year for this challenge have passed “under the radar” in this way. Plus, I’m on a mini book-buying ban until after our trip to Chicago later this summer.

  1. Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen — Currently reading
  2. Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson — Reviewed 27 February 2016
  3. The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe by Allison Dolan — Read January 2016; Not reviewed here
  4. The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt — Reviewed 31 January 2016
  5. Foundation by Isaac Asimov — Reviewed 29 January 2016
  6. How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman — Currently reading
  7. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman — Read March 2016; Not reviewed here
  8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Reviewed 6 March 2016
  9. The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore — Read April 2016; Not reviewed here
  10. Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind — Reviewed 13 Feburary 2016

Women’s Classic Literature Event

I’m quite glad the Classics Club initiated this project, as it’s given me a little bit of a push to tackle a few more books on my CC list.

  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery — Currently reading
  2. The Awakening by Kate Chopin — Review coming soon
  3. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell — Reviewed 19 June 2016
  4. In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall — Reviewed 26 March 2016
  5. Middlemarch by George Eliot — Abandoned!
  6. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman — Reviewed 6 February 2016

Movie Musicals Challenge

Oh dear – I’ve only watched 4 out of 25 titles on this list! Well, to be fair, I thought I watched Show Boat, but it wasn’t the 1936 version that made the AFI list. I didn’t at all like the version from the ’50’s that I did watch, so I’m not counting it and I’m holding out for the “real” film – if I can find it in a nearby library or streaming somewhere.

  1. On the TownReviewed 26 January 2016
  2. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers — Reviewed 20 June 2016
  3. The Sound of Music — Reviewed 4 June 2016
  4. The Wizard of OzReviewed 5 March 2016

Well, I can’t say that any of this is particularly impressive, but I can say that these little challenges have induced me to read/watch things I never would have thought of otherwise, so that’s something. Wish me luck with catching up!

2 Responses to “2016 Projects Halfway Point”

  1. Jenni Elyse

    Even if you don’t think what you’ve done on your lists is impressive, I’m impressed. When I sign up for challenges, I don’t do very well and I always sign up for the littlest degree of the challenge if that makes sense.

    • Louise

      No, I get what you mean. That’s why I like the book challenges up above — they’re all pretty open-ended, like you don’t have to read a minimum of X number of books. It’s more like a “soft” goal than a firm one I guess?

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