addendum: Maybe, as one noted below, the reason I'm not getting more people is because
50 is too many. So this year I'll lower the challenge to 25. If you do 50 I'll give you some special prize
but I imagine 25 is more doable.
About six months ago I asked if there was interest in a challenge to Newsviners to read at least 50 books and/or watch 50 movies. I went ahead and set up topics to do exactly that.
There was a lot of initial interest but few actually participated. So I'm going to give this another shot and if, as happened before, only two or three of us were posting what we were reading and watching and – more important to us as a community – reviews (clipped to the Review Café) – then I'll just give up on the idea.
If, though, you like this idea and want to participate please indicate with a comment below.
One possible confusion before was that we were starting it on the fiscal year (July) as opposed to January 1.
This will be the third year that I'm shooting to read between 50 and 100 books. I'm currently at 73.
I'll probably write up a top ten books of the year list in the next few week too. My picks for the first half of the year are here.
I also try to see 50 movies a year. I count one season of a tv series (for example I've been watching season 2 of Buffy) as one movie. I am currently at 46 but need to write up reviews of a few recently viewed movies before the year ends.