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Old 12-27-2012, 07:11 PM   #20
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Goal : Read 30,000 pages

My Main Goal is to read 30,000 pages spread over what ever number of books it takes to get there.

My Secondary Goal, which I am hopeing will give me a more focused TBR pile, is to include 52 different books that have been used as the inspiration for film or television. I might also include Autobiographies of those involved in film or television ....... because its hard to resist a preachy, rags to riches, look how I overcame, ghost written, C list Celebrity cash in.

01 - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - 216 pages (1981 TV series, 2005 film)
02 - The Postman - David Brin - 321 pages (1997 film)
03 - One Shot - Lee Child - 510 pages (2012 film)
04 - The Commitments - Roddy Doyle - 176 pages (1991 film)
05 - L.A. Confidential - James Ellroy - 512 pages (1997 film)
06 - Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding - 310 pages (2001 film)
07 - The Beach - Alex Garland - 448 pages (2000 film)
08 - The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett - 217 pages (1941 film)
09 - Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro - 304 pages (2010 film)
10 - Redwall - Brian Jaques - 416 pages (1999 TV series)
11 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey - 311 pages (1975 film)
12 - The Bourne Supremacy - Robert Ludlum - 646 pages (2004 film) (12/52)

I might have to revise my target for this year, I've got a new position at work, and my free time has dried up, as that was where the bulk of my reading time came from I don't know if I will finish anywhere close to 30,000 pages. I've also been reading more Graphic Novels and Comics so........New Target! and I will upgrade my secondary goal to the Big League. I aim to read 52 books this year that have been used as the basis for Movies or TV. The observant among you may have noticed that is what I have been doing so far this year, and I have been doing it alphabetically by Author. We shall see how long I can keep that up.

13 - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Deborah Moggach - 336 pages (2011 film)
14 - Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers - Grant Naylor - 298 pages (based on a TV series - Doesn't qualify)
15 - Master and Commander - Patrick O'Brian - 459 pages (2003 film)
16 - Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk - 218 pages (1999 film)
17 - The Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick - 289 pages (2012 film)
18 - I Just Want My Pants Back - David Rosen - 240 pages (2012 TV series)
19 - The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold -328 pages (2009 film)
20 - The Rum Diary - Hunter s Thompson - 204 pages (2011 film)
21 - Rabbit, Run - John Updike - 280 pages (1970 film)
22 - Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne - 248 pages (1956 film + others)
23 - Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder - 238 pages (1974-83 TV series)
24 - My Boring Ass Life - Kevin Smith - 656 pages (Film Director/Writer/Actor) 23/52
25 - Inferno - Dan Brown - 461 pages
26 - Bossypants - Tina Fey - 277 pages (Actress/Writer)
27 - Enders Game - Orson Scott Card - 324 pages (Film due later this year)
28 - Hard Sell - Jamie Reidy - 224 pages (2010 film)
29 - Jaws - Peter Benchley - 288 pages (1975 film)
30 - Second Son - Lee Child - 32 pages
31 - Sharpe's Rifles - Bernard Cornwell - 304 pages (1993 TV show)
32 - We Were Soldiers Once .....And Young - Harold G Moore - 480 pages (2002 film)
34 - Green Shadows, White Whale - Ray Bradbury - 256 pages (based around the making of a film - Doesnt qualify)
35 - Gone to Texas - B F Carter - 206 pages (1976 film)
36 - City of Bones - Cassandra Clare - 485 pages (2013 film)
37 - The Hard Way - Lee Child - 523 pages
38 - The Quarter Acre Farm - Spring Warren - 335 pages
39 - Notes From a Small Island - Bill Bryson - 324 pages (1999 TV series) 32/52
40 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - B Traven - 308 pages (1948 film)
41 - The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells - 160 pages (several films, and a Simpsons episode!)
42 - Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson - 160 pages (2007 film)
43 - Tough Shit, Life Advice From a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good - Kevin Smith - 272 pages
44 - The Eagle Has Landed - Jack Higgins - 352 pages (1976 film)
45 - In-N-Out Burger - Stacy Perman - 352 pages
46 - Band of Brothers - Stephen E Ambrose - 432 pages (2001 mini-series)
47 - Waylander - David Gemmell - 384 pages
48 - The Guns of Navarone - Alistair MacClean - 410 pages (1961 film)
49 - Bad Luck and Trouble - Lee Child - 528 pages
50 - Orange is the New Black - Piper Kerman - 298 pages (2013 TV series)
51 - World War Z - Max Brooks - 342 pages (2013 film) 40/52
52 - American on Purpose - Craig Ferguson - 288 pages (Actor/Writer/Comedian/Talk Show Host)
53 - Fletch - Gregory McDonald - 197 pages (1985 film)
54 - Nerd Do Well - Simon Pegg - 356 pages (Actor/Writer/Comedian/Geek Hero)
55 - The Incredible Shrinking Man - Richard Matheson - 352 pages (1957 film)
56 - Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - 223 pages (2001 film)
57 - Hostage - Robert Crais -400 pages (2005 film) 46/52
58 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - 155 pages (1971/2005 films)
59 - Dances with Wolves - Michael Blake - 304 pages (1990 film)
60 - The Mosquito Coast - Paul Theroux - 384 pages (1986 film)
61 - Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie - 322 pages (1974 film)
62 - Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham - 271 pages (1962 film, 1981 + 2009 mini series)
62 - The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan - 375 pages (2010 film)

And that's 52 books related to film and television, and extra 10 because I needed to read something different, and I've also read 36 Graphic Novels this year, most featuring characters who have appeared in films over the years. Goodreads says I've read 100 books this year, I don't know where the other 2 books have come from, I must have forgotten to list a couple? and that's about 26,000 pages. Overall I am happy with 2013's list.

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