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  • 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

    Fifty books.Fifty movies. One challenge. One year. The best New Year's resolution you'regoing to fulfill in 2015.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • No really, what are the rules? It's that simple. Read 50 books you've never read before. Watch 50 movies that you've never seen before. Doesn't matter if it was filmed in 1939 or written in the seventeenth century. If it's new material for you, it counts!
    • Do I win something? An expanded mind.
    • Can I lie? The sheep can smell lies.
    • Who tracks my progress? You do. I'll keep everything organized so everyone can easily see your amazing taste in media.
    • What counts as a book? Resident bookworm @LP says a book is longer than 100 pages. But really, it's up to you.
    • Do comics/graphic novels count? Of course! How you want to count them is up to you. They're quicker to read, so most of us might count a "run" as a book. Say you're reading a few of theSaga trade paperbacks. You might want to count four or so as a single book. Use your best judgement!
    • What if it's really, really long? If it's more than 500 pages, feel free to count it as two books. But if it's 1000 pages, don't count it as three.
    • What counts as a movie?A film around 90 minutes.
    • What about tv showsWe're gonna go with no. A lot of folks keep track of the tv seasons they watch, in addition to movies.
    • What about school textbooks? As far as academic/research/school material goes, my rule is, if I read it cover to cover, I count it as a book.
    • I haven't seen this movie/read this book in a decade. Can I count it? It's up to you, but it's a bit frowned upon.
    • Why sheep? It's the year of the ram!



    Hints and Tips

    • Prioritize reading early and often!
    • Read every night as you fall asleep, or find time to squeeze in a chapter or two during break times at work. If you can read ~30 minutes to an hour a day, you should be able to finish the challenge quite easily (and maybe even early).
    • Lists can be super helpful! Goodreads, in particular, is a great way to track what you’ve read and what’s in your queue to read next.
    • Check out some classics. Some stuff may be dated, but there are a ton of gems out there ready to be discovered by a younger generation.
    • Find your niche! I’m a science fiction and fantasy guy. I can blast through a 1K page fantasy book faster than I could ever finish a 300 page love story. F
    • Ask for suggestions in this thread and monitor what others are enjoying. A few of the very best books I read or movies I saw were direct recommendations in last year’s thread.
    • Similarly, if you’ve discovered the best book/film ever, shout it from the rooftops! You might just sell us all on our next story.
    • Watch more Movies (@muqawwee123)




    Updating rules:
    • Please use the following format:


    Username- 22/50 books | 25/50 movies
    Last edited by LP; Feb 26th, 2015, 09:57 AM. Reason: Request of the OP
    creeps

  • #2
    Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

    ye kia huwa?
    We should care for each other more than we care for ideas, or else we will end up killing each other.

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    • #3
      Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

      I had been waiting for this thread
      Life Is Too Short To Wake Up With Regrets.Love the people who treat you right & have compassion for the ones who don't.
      Half of a person's beauty comes from the tongue

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      • #4
        Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

        yo ho ho ho, ae ki ho gya?
        creeps

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        • #5
          Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

          Originally posted by Ethan Hunt View Post
          yo ho ho ho, ae ki ho gya?
          aap rules doobra post karen. image uploader use kar ke
          We should care for each other more than we care for ideas, or else we will end up killing each other.

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          • #6
            Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

            50 movies kyuuuu?

            can i go with 55 books instead..
            Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

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            • #7
              Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

              Originally posted by khamosh girl View Post
              50 movies kyuuuu?

              can i go with 55 books instead..
              last year I reached 60 books and 2 movies
              We should care for each other more than we care for ideas, or else we will end up killing each other.

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              • #8
                Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

                Originally posted by muqawwee123 View Post
                last year I reached 60 books and 2 movies
                kool.. I'm in.. tell me the rules etc..
                Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

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                • #9
                  Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

                  Originally posted by khamosh girl View Post
                  kool.. I'm in.. tell me the rules etc..
                  Rules are now mentioned in OP
                  We should care for each other more than we care for ideas, or else we will end up killing each other.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

                    LP- 9/50 books | 1/50 movies

                    Movies:
                    1. Big Hero Six


                    Books:
                    1. The Rosie project - Simsion
                    2. To all the boys I've loved before
                    3. Just listen - Sarah Dessen
                    4. Flawless - Lara Chapman
                    5. Confessions of a shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
                    6. Sins and Needles -Karina Halle
                    7. Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
                    8. Looking for Alaska - John Green
                    9. The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
                    Life Is Too Short To Wake Up With Regrets.Love the people who treat you right & have compassion for the ones who don't.
                    Half of a person's beauty comes from the tongue

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                    • #11
                      Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

                      Muqawwee123- 10/50 books | 1/50 movies

                      Movies:
                      1. Pehli si Muhabbat (teleplay)


                      Books:

                      1. Scheherazade Goes West by Fatema Mernissi
                      2. Kaghzi Ghaat by Khalida Hussain
                      3. Why I Supported The Emergency by Khushwant Singh
                      4. 'Punjab ka Muqadma' by M Hanif Ramay
                      5. Among the believers by V S Naipaul
                      6. 'The shadow lines' by Amitav Gosh
                      7. 'Amongst the Sikhs - Reaching to the stars' by Dr Surjit Kaur
                      8. What the body remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin
                      9. 'The diary of a social butterfly' by Moni Mohsin
                      10. The forty rules of love by Elif Shafak

                      We should care for each other more than we care for ideas, or else we will end up killing each other.

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                      • #12
                        Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

                        LP- 9/50 books |14/50 movies

                        Movies:

                        1. Big Hero Six
                        2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
                        3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
                        4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
                        5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
                        6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
                        7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
                        8. The Imitation Game
                        9. The amazing Spiderman
                        10. TED
                        11. Bedtime Stories
                        12. Interstellar
                        13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1
                        14. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2


                        Books:

                        1. The Rosie project - Simsion
                        2. To all the boys I've loved before
                        3. Just listen - Sarah Dessen
                        4. Flawless - Lara Chapman
                        5. Confessions of a shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
                        6. Sins and Needles -Karina Halle
                        7. Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
                        8. Looking for Alaska - John Green
                        9. The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen





                        Last edited by LP; Apr 7th, 2015, 06:10 AM.
                        Life Is Too Short To Wake Up With Regrets.Love the people who treat you right & have compassion for the ones who don't.
                        Half of a person's beauty comes from the tongue

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

                          Originally posted by Ethan Hunt View Post
                          Fifty books.Fifty movies. One challenge. One year. The best New Year's resolution you'regoing to fulfill in 2015.

                          Frequently Asked Questions

                          • No really, what are the rules? It's that simple. Read 50 books you've never read before. Watch 50 movies that you've never seen before. Doesn't matter if it was filmed in 1939 or written in the seventeenth century. If it's new material for you, it counts!
                          • Do I win something? An expanded mind.
                          • Can I lie? The sheep can smell lies.
                          • Who tracks my progress? You do. I'll keep everything organized so everyone can easily see your amazing taste in media.
                          • What counts as a book? Resident bookworm @LP says a book is longer than 100 pages. But really, it's up to you.
                          • Do comics/graphic novels count? Of course! How you want to count them is up to you. They're quicker to read, so most of us might count a "run" as a book. Say you're reading a few of theSaga trade paperbacks. You might want to count four or so as a single book. Use your best judgement!
                          • What if it's really, really long? If it's more than 500 pages, feel free to count it as two books. But if it's 1000 pages, don't count it as three.
                          • What counts as a movie?A film around 90 minutes.
                          • What about tv showsWe're gonna go with no. A lot of folks keep track of the tv seasons they watch, in addition to movies.
                          • What about school textbooks? As far as academic/research/school material goes, my rule is, if I read it cover to cover, I count it as a book.
                          • I haven't seen this movie/read this book in a decade. Can I count it? It's up to you, but it's a bit frowned upon.
                          • Why sheep? It's the year of the ram!



                          Hints and Tips

                          • Prioritize reading early and often!
                          • Read every night as you fall asleep, or find time to squeeze in a chapter or two during break times at work. If you can read ~30 minutes to an hour a day, you should be able to finish the challenge quite easily (and maybe even early).
                          • Lists can be super helpful! Goodreads, in particular, is a great way to track what you’ve read and what’s in your queue to read next.
                          • Check out some classics. Some stuff may be dated, but there are a ton of gems out there ready to be discovered by a younger generation.
                          • Find your niche! I’m a science fiction and fantasy guy. I can blast through a 1K page fantasy book faster than I could ever finish a 300 page love story. F
                          • Ask for suggestions in this thread and monitor what others are enjoying. A few of the very best books I read or movies I saw were direct recommendations in last year’s thread.
                          • Similarly, if you’ve discovered the best book/film ever, shout it from the rooftops! You might just sell us all on our next story.
                          • Watch more Movies (@muqawwee123)




                          Updating rules:
                          • Please use the following format:


                          Username- 22/50 books | 25/50 movies
                          Do documentaries count?
                          Life Is Too Short To Wake Up With Regrets.Love the people who treat you right & have compassion for the ones who don't.
                          Half of a person's beauty comes from the tongue

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

                            do textbooks count?
                            what about audio books?

                            so, I don't think 50 books nor movies in a year is possible for me...I'll make my goal 25. That's roughly around 2.1 books a month.

                            Enchanting Rose- 01/25 books

                            1. Hush by Karen Robards
                            ~!~❤~!~


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                            • #15
                              Re: 50 Books | 50 Movies | 2015

                              Enchanting Rose - 02/25 books

                              1. Hush by Karen Robards
                              2. Quran by Allah
                              ~!~❤~!~


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