January/February 2018 Media Wrap Up

January/February 2018 Media Wrap Up

An arbitrary goal of mine for 2018 has been to watch 100 films and read 24 books in the year. Every so often I set these arbitrary numbers for no reason other than to challenge myself. I love a good competition, even if I'm the only who competing or even the only one who cares. So with that in mind I came into this year determined to meet my goals and so far, I think I'm on the right track. To finish the year off I need to watch roughly 2 movies a week and read 2 books a month. Now that it's March, I figured it was time I check in and see if I'm actually doing as well on my goal as I think I am.

(This is not a review of every book I've finished or film I've watched this year. If you want a brief comment on what I thought check out my twitter thread or my YouTube Reviews. If you want a more in depth post or video leave me a comment and I'll be sure to go into it.)

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Books

  1. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck - Mark Manson
  2. Frankenstein - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  3. Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman

TV

  1. The Magicians (Season 1, 2)
  2. Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (All)
  3. The End of the F***ing World (Season 1)
  4. Black Mirror (Season 4)
  5. Atypical (Season 1)
  6. Portlandia (Season 1)
  7. Project Runway All Stars

Movies

  1.  Heathers (1989)
  2. To The Bone (2017)
  3. The Discovery (2017)
  4. Sustainable (2016)
  5. Hungry for Change (2012)
  6. Forks Over Knives (2011)
  7. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)
  8. What The Health (2017)
  9. Midnight In Paris (2011)
  10. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
  11. The Truman Show (1998)
  12. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (2010)
  13. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead 2 (2014)
  14. Nerve (2016)
  15. The Open House (2018)
  16. Beauty and The Beast (2017)
  17. Seeking a Friend For The End Of The World (2012)
  18. Hoop Dreams (1994)
  19. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  20. Rock of Ages (2012)
  21. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
  22. Freedom Writers (2007)
  23. Captain Fantastic (2016) 

I added in TV just because I think that it's interesting to realize how much TV I actually watch, despite the fact that I only ever binge entire seasons at a time. So how did I actually do?

In the first 2 months of 2018 I watched 23 films, to stay on track I needed to finish 18. The first 18 films on this list I completed in January meaning I was an entire month ahead of schedule. So far this March I've added another 2 films to that list meaning I only need to watch one more film to stay on track for the year. 

Though reading, is an entirely different story.  While technically I finished Frankenstein this year, I started reading it back in October. I don't really feel like I read it in 2017 so I'm not going to count it toward my final count. Though, I'm not too worried about falling behind. I should have 4 books completed by now, so far I have 2 - one of which is an audio book. Though currently I'm in the middle of reading 5 physical books and one audio book. Hopefully by the end of March I've made more progress.