Thursday 1 January 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015!
Another year is gone and I am staggering into the new year, not with a hangover, mind you (I have developed an allergic reaction to alcohol, sigh), but with a crippling cold that makes my head feel twice as big.

Anyway, I wish everybody a happy new year and good luck with all your endeavors.

I do not yet have a tally on the number of actual reviews I made in 2014, the picture is muddled by non-review posts, special Danish entries and escapades further down the list, but on the last day of the year I reached the 250 movie mark, though it depends a bit on how you count them. That is a nice round number and the objective I was aiming for so I am happy with that.

Right now I am deep into 1951 and despite a slump in quality of late I am thoroughly pleased with the movies I am watching. There are lots of interesting stuff coming up and knowing the editors by now there will also be some nice surprises. If all goes well I aim for the 300 mark by the end of 2015 and maybe even a bit further.

For Christmas I got two new books: “1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die” and “1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die”.

The restaurant book I think is best suited as a travel guide. Going through that one would soon become very expensive and while I do travel for food, this I feel would be taking it a bit too far. Also the restaurant business is fickle. A few years down the road the scene may have changed substantially and I would only be limited by a list.

The book list however has lasting value and although my reading speed prohibits me from ever completing such a list it is very tempting to give it a shot. So, my plan for 2015 is to branch out with a second blog. How exactly that works with two blogs in tandem I have yet to figure out, but the New Year is a time for bloated promises and intensions and this will be mine. Do not hold your breath though. It may take months before I start it and the blog rate will be very slow.

Take care and all the best from here.


  1. I've seen several of the 1,001 books. I've picked up the ones on music, art, books, and a couple others. I hadn't seen one on restaurants. That would be tougher since so many of them will close within a few years.

    1. There is also one on wine. Although wine preserve well, I imagine that will change over time too. Also, very expensive to get through though admittedly pleasant.