Wednesday, January 9, 2013

63. Watch all 6 Star Wars movies

Over my Christmas break I was finally able to finish up this series.  I started it this summer and had hoped to watch all 6 movies outside on our patio, but that only lasted for the first (fourth) episode.

My brother Matt was nice enough to lend me all the movies as well as to give me the advice to watch the original 3 movies before watching the next 3.  That made a lot more sense to do it that way because the newer movies answer a lot of the questions that come up in the original 3.

I put this goal onto my list because I knew I hadn't seen all of the movies.  After watching them I realized that I had no recolection about anything from any of the movies.  Yes, I did know many of the characters, but that was about it.  I was really glad that I watched the first episode with my friend Jay so he could help explain a few things for me.  That helped out a lot.

Next series...Lord of the Rings (thanks for those Matt!).

47 goals down!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

52. Read 10 of the top 100 novels

I read 10+ books off this list.  I don't know what I was thinking when I initially selected this list, but it had quite a few books that I had never read so I picked it.  I did do a little extra work getting to 10 books as I read 6 other books from the Chronicles of Narnia series to qualify for one book on this list, but it worked out.  I am sure I will read another few off this list before I am done.  Here are the ones I read:

Alice and Wonderland
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Winnie the Pooh
A Christmas Carol
Little Women
The Jungle Book
Oliver Twist
The rest of the Chronicles of Narnia
The Secret Garden

Nothing flashy, but it was fun to read some of the books that I didn't read in any high school or college classes that many other people had read during that time.

46 goals down!

Friday, January 4, 2013

48. Read the Bible

This is my second time making it through the entire Bible.  The last time I did it I read mostly on the computer through .  That was a nice way to do it, but this time I was able to use the Youversion app on my Kindle.  Through the plan that I chose I read one portion of both the New Testament and the Old Testament along with a small section of Psalms and Proverbs. 

I began on January 1st of last year and finished up just before the new year.

It sure feels like an accomplishment making it all the way through the Bible from cover to cover. 

There are so many stories within the Bible that didn't make it into Sunday school class.  It is fun to discover the other parts that aren't out there as much

45 goals down!