Book and Film Challenge Update

Today I saw the Oscar-nominated film Moneyball. If you like baseball (and who doesn’t?), you will love this film. It is the true story of Billy Beane, the General Manager of the Oakland Athletics, who uses a different system to recruit and trade players for his team which has a very limited budget. To do this he works with a computer-generated program and a yale economics graduate instead of relying on traditional baseball scouting. At first, it seems that the system is not working but as the season progresses, the new system shows promise. No, they don’t win the World Series, but they attract the attention of the Boston Red Sox. The new system is vindicated. I really don’t think this film will win the Oscar for best picture nor will Brad Pitt win the Oscar for best actor but it is a good, enjoyable film.This is my second film. Two down, 23 to go.

Since I have been zipping along at a good clip in my reading, I have decided to make my challenge more of a challenge in the book arena. I have increased the challenge to 100 books this year. So far, I have read nine books, so I have 91 to go.


About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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One Response to Book and Film Challenge Update

  1. The Hook says:

    This film looks sloooow but I still want to see it!

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