2012: I read 42 books, 365 short stories, 16 plays and 59 movies at a theater. No doubt the short story reading cut at least 5 books off of my usual tally. I actually read more than 365 stories because I didn't finish some of the lousy ones. I doubt I will read a story a day this year because the actual picking out a story every day was time consuming. The movie watching is clearly an expensive hobby for me. But I see at least half of them for $5 at a matinee.Why am I guilty for not reading more books and guilty for seeing too many movies? Goal next year to read at least one book a week. Thirty years ago, I read three books a week.
This year, I saw three movies at a theater. No plays really unless I count the ones I zoomed from zooming sites. Probably about the same amount of books and far less short stories. In 2012, I took part in an effort to read and report on a short story a day.
If I had known what was coming in so many ways, I would have seen more plays and movies for sure.