record high for numbers of pages read in a year - 22,027 pages in 74 books. I'd only broken 10,000 pages once since I started keeping track. That was 14,366 in 2005. I'm not sure how I pulled off either of those. Especially since this was after I had kids. I'm also not sure how I was wasting all of my free time before the kids came. Wait... I do, TV. That's probably also to blame for my low reading totals of 2007 and this year. We don't have cable, but I discovered that my library has all the seasons of all my favorite shows. And if they don't, I request that they buy it, and they do. Fabulous. Well, not for my reading.
I've gotten off topic. The thing about too many books is, I don't remember much about them unless they were a unique book. Or I don't even remember if I read them. (Good thing I keep a list.) So I read here that the book Everything is Illuminated by Johnathan Safran Foer was made into a movie. I instantly thought, "I read that book. I should see the movie now." But the plot summary on the back of the movie only sounded vaguely familiar. So I checked my goodreads list to see if I'd actually read it. According the the list that I created, I had. So I checked the list I keep on the computer. Nope. Not there. Didn't read it. OR, did I just forget to record that I read it?? So my husband and I watched the movie Friday night (me, Friday and Saturday night... I fell asleep halfway through the first time. Not that the movie was bad, just that I'm a tired person.) I'm pretty sure I didn't read the book. I know I read Foer's other book, I remember it. And I know I read his wife's book. I think I even checked Everything is Illuminated out from the library, but apparently I never got around to reading it. So now I need to decide if I should read it, after seeing the movie. Seeing the movie first and then reading the book goes against just about everything I believe in. If there is a movie, and I want to see it, and I know that it is based on a book, I try to read that book before seeing the movie. But what about movies that I thought I'd read the book first when in fact, I didn't. Hmm. Too many books. Not always a good thing when you can't remember what you've been reading.
So I can't do a book review. But I did enjoy the movie. For being such a low key, not really heard about movie (at least I didn't hear about it) I thought it was really well made. And the music... loved it. I think Eugene Hutz could be one of my new favorite actors and his band, Gogol Bordello a favorite music group.