I decided a while before January that one of my New Year’s Resolutions would be to improve my ‘cultural education’. I’d like to read more, watch more, learn more and generally become a more culturally rounded person, with any luck the sort of person who’s capable of winning a pub quiz every now and then. So what I’ve decided to do is to stick a couple of lists on here: The BBC’s Big Read Top 200 Best Loved Books, and IMDB’s 250 Highest Rated Movies (as of today). Obviously I won’t just limit myself to reading and watching the items on these lists, but I’ll link to them as I go with my thoughts and musings as usual and hopefully see if I can complete them (over the course of many a year).
The lists are here, complete with links to my reviews, and will be updated constantly.
I must admit, there’s a few on both lists that aren’t really my cup of tea, and a couple that I’m really not looking forward to, but I’ll give it a go. It’s a new year and a time for new adventures, after all. But I’ll also continue reviewing what I read/watch regardless of whether it’s on the list or not, as normal. As always, I’d love to know your thoughts and opinions on the books and films listed. Maybe you’re doing the same challenges, in which case I’d love to hear how you’re getting on. Best feet forwards everyone, let the culture mission commence!