Re: The Book thread.
This year I set myself the challenge of reading 100 books. I started on January 1st and, so far, have read only eight. I know I need to up my game but I've been pretty busy elsewhere. The books I've read this year have been First Blood by David Morrell (later adapted into the first Rambo film), Micro by Michael Crichton (released posthumously - it was quite awful, actually), The Incredible Shrinking Man & Other Stories by Richard Matheson, True Grit by Charles Portis (later adapted into a couple of films), The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (great book), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (I can't believe I hadn't read this before - it was amazing), The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain (again, later adapted into a film) and - currently - Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (which, I've just remembered was turned into Apocalypse Now). Wow - a lot of the books I've read this year were turned into films! I need to average out two books a week so I'm going to be busy!