Friday, January 1, 2016
A List Maker
I am a list maker. I love to-do lists, lists of projects I want to make, lists of books I want to read, lists of shoes I'd like to buy...I love a nice list. Which was why in 2014 I compiled a list of every film, book, and TV show I watched the whole year long. It was fun to look over at the end of the year, and yet I totally forgot to keep up with it for 2015! (see last year's post here)
Well since I can't tell you what I watched and read in 2015, I'm going to list what I plan to watch and read in 2016! Call these resolutions, I want to finally feast my eyes on some classics I am long overdue in seeing!
-The Thin Man
-Casablanca (I know right? I've never seen it, it's absurd!)
-Once Upon a Honeymoon
-The Big Sleep
-How to Steal a Million
-Pin up Girl
-They met in Bombay
-2001 A Space Odyssey
-The Philadelphia Story
-To Catch a Thief
I need to watch all of the old Hollywood classics honestly...I have made good progress on this front recently during my time off watching The Women (1939) and The Lady Eve (1941). I enjoyed both immensely, the clothes in The Women (plus the star studded all female cast!) were so amazing! I also re-watched How to Marry a Millionaire and His Girl Friday while I was sewing on Wednesday, but they don't count as I'd seen them before! I would love suggestions to add to my classic movie list, especially fashion focused suggestions. I don't even care if a movie isn't so great as long as the costumes are divine! What are your favorite old Hollywood films?
As for what I'll be reading this year, I did ask for a few books for Christmas in a quest to read more in 2016. I spent a lot of time writing in 2015 (and I need to do even more this year again) but not very much reading, and that needs to change! Here is my reading list so far for the year ahead:
-Death on the Nile (Agatha Christie)
-D.V. (Diana Vreeland)
-The Cuckoo's Calling (Robert Galbraith/ J K Rowling)
-Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel (Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor)
-Green Hills of Africa (Ernest Hemingway)
I also have a bunch of other books on my (recently re-organized) shelves that I have yet to read, and I'd like to try and read at least one book a month this year. That may seem like nothing, and I actually read very fast, it's just my time gets so split between watching films, the great TV these days, and writing too! Reading more is something I definitely want to make a priority in 2016.
How about you guys? Any classics on your to-watch list for this next year? Any film or book recommendations? I'm all ears :)