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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
PostPosted: Mon February 05, 2018 6:08 pm 
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Did you watch those movies or did you experience them on the platform of your choosing and read the wiki recap?


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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It's seriously blowing my mind that B reads books

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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My youngest reads 365 books a year. Of course I read them to him but he does listen so it counts.


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bada wrote:
Did you watch those movies or did you experience them on the platform of your choosing and read the wiki recap?


I would take your criticism if I was using abridged audiobooks.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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Wait, does Bada think the valuable part of reading is actually absorbing information through your eyeballs?

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bada wrote:
My youngest reads 365 books a year. Of course I read them to him but he does listen so it counts.


My library says yes.

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Alright, I'm at 10/10.

Movies
1. Bright (2017)
2. An Inconvenient Sequel (2017)
3. Alien: Covenant (2017)
4. Paddington 2 (2018)
5. Inside Man (2006)
6. Baby’s Day Out (1994)
7. Dave Made a Maze (2017)
8. Hidden Figures (2016)
9. Brad’s Status (2017)
10. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

Books
1. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
2. What Unites Us by Dan Rather
3. Aphra (Graphic Novel)
4. Endurance by Scott Kelly
5. The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
6. The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavich
7. Hacks by Donna Brazile
8. Woman Rebel by Peter Bagge
9. Strange Weather by Joe Hill
10. Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Congrats! I need to finish some books. Now that I'm riding my bike I can get through all these audiobooks finally.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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My youngest reads 365 books a year. Of course I read them to him but he does listen so it counts.


My library says yes.


He gets credit for listening and I get credit for reading? So double credit? If that's the case then team Bada is gonna kill this challenge.


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Wait, does Bada think the valuable part of reading is actually absorbing information through your eyeballs?



Yes.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
PostPosted: Mon February 05, 2018 7:18 pm 
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Books (1/50)
1. Infinite Jest--David Foster Wallace

Movies (4/50)
1. Braveheart
2. Baby Driver
3. Ocean's Eleven
4. Inside Llewyn Davis

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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I do plan on taking advantage of this when the new Pearl Jam album comes out. I'll just read the liner notes and that will count as listening to it.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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I'm not trying to sway you. It doesn't really matter to me if you count audiobooks or not. This isn't a contest.

You can tone down the sass.

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Did you get the sass by reading it or did someone read it to you and you could tell by their tone that I was being sassy?


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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Bada is wrong, audiobooks count

Also comic books shouldn't count

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I really don't care. I'm just trying to be funny but B doesn't want to play so I'll stop.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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bada wrote:
I really don't care. I'm just trying to be funny but B doesn't want to play so I'll stop.


This post is pretty cool when read by Morgan Freeman.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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bada wrote:
B wrote:
bada wrote:
My youngest reads 365 books a year. Of course I read them to him but he does listen so it counts.


My library says yes.


He gets credit for listening and I get credit for reading? So double credit? If that's the case then team Bada is gonna kill this challenge.


Double score last night!
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OK, except for the part where it's only new books so re-reads don't count. 8-)
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Books (1/50)
1. Infinite Jest--David Foster Wallace

Movies (4/50)
1. Braveheart
2. Baby Driver
3. Ocean's Eleven
4. Inside Llewyn Davis

I saw an audiobook for Infinite Jest. I'm not even sure how that would work with the footnotes.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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06/50 Books
    Son of Retro Pulp Tales by Joe R. Lansdale
    Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
    The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke
    A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson
    Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys: A Novel by Eric Garcia
    We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

04/50 Movies
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
    The Dark Tower (2017)
    Kong: Skull Island (2017)
    Justice League (2017)

I need something fun after that read, especially the dour note of it's ending and the real-life continuation. I'm reading Ready Player One with my son, keeping a laptop nearby for the quick references. I know I'm going to be watching Monty Python in the near future so that should more than up the fun quotient.

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bada wrote:
I really don't care. I'm just trying to be funny but B doesn't want to play so I'll stop.


This post is pretty cool when read by Morgan Freeman.

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5/50 - Video Games
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Golf Story
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Pyre
What Remains of Edit Finch

4/50 - Movies
Logan
The Post
The Big Sick
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