The Kat’s Cafe’s Challenges

This page contains all the lists of challenges for this year that I have made for myself. Feel free to join me if you want to, and follow along with the blog posts that correspond to each challenge.

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Unfortunately, I wasn’t really able to do my reading challenge for last year, but this year, I plan to fulfill my 50 Book Challenge with books (fiction & non-fiction), comics and manga that I plan to read and re-read. For this challenge, when it comes to comics, one volume (either hardcopy or trade paper back) will be considered as one book, while for manga, I’ll be counting an entire series as one book. You can follow along by either reading some of the titles here, or make your own list and share it with me.

Here’s my list for this year!

  1. Ang Larawan: From Stage to Screen (Includes the Nick Joaquin play A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, the libretto of Ang Larawan: The Musical, and the screenplay to the movie Ang Larawan) STATUS: Done!  Review
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkein (re-read)
  3.  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers JRR Tolkein (re-read)
  4. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King JRR Tolkein (re-read)
  5. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
  6. Batman the Killing Joke by Alan Moore
  7. Doctor Who: The City of Death by Douglas Adams & James Goss
  8. Doctor Who: Shada by Douglas Adams  & Gareth Roberts
  9.  Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (re-read)
  10. The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  11. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  12. Time Lord Fairytales by Justin Richards
  13. Minority Report & Short Stories by Philip K. Dick
  14. Smaller and Smaller Circles by FH Batacan
  15. Sabriel by Garth Nix (re-read)
  16. Lirael by Garth Nix
  17. Abhorsen by Garth Nix
  18. 1984 by George Orwell
  19. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander (re-read)
  20. Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
  21.  Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander (re-read)
  22. The High King by Lloyd Alexander (re-read)
  23.  Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba
  24. The Silmarillon by J.R.R. Tolkein

Kdrama 2017

I was only able to watch some currently airing Kdramas last year, so I’m currently trying to catch up in watching great Kdramas that aired last year.

For this challenge, the dramas listed here should have aired between January to December of last year. So, if a drama ends in January 2018, I’m going to put that under the 2018 Kdrama Challenge.

You can follow along by  doing the same with these titles, or a mix of my titles plus your own! And it doesn’t need to be a Kdrama, as long as it’s an Asian drama, it will do.

1. Missing 9 Status- Done! Read the Review.

2. Chief Kim Status-Done! Read the Review.

3. Voice Status-Done! Read the Review.

4. Stranger/Forest of Secrets Status-Done! Read the Review.

5. Black Status-Done! Read the Review.

6. Circle Status-Done! Read the Review.

7. Radiant Office

8. Chicago Typewriter

9. Suspicious Partner

10. Queen of Mystery/Mystery Queen

11. Lookout

12. Mad Dog

13. Duel

14. Man to Man

15. Fight for My Way

16. Falsify

17. Seven Day Queen

18. While You Were Sleeping

19. Father is Strange

20. Rescue Me/Save Me

21. Argon

22. Signal

23. Witch’s Court

24. Because This is My First Life

25. Strongest Deliveryman

26. Tunnel

Kdrama 2018

For this one, I really would like to be able to catch this year’s Kdramas while they are airing, or at least watch them within the year itself. This list is subject to change, and it will be noted as well whether I dropped it or not, and the reason for dropping it if I did.

For this one, I consider all dramas that are either currently airing in 2018 and finished their run in 2018, even if it began in November or December 2017.

You can follow along by checking out the titles here, and you can also add titles on your own list as well. Once again, always feel free to share your list with me!

1.Prison Playbook/Smart Prison Life Read the Review.

2. Just Between Lovers

3. Cross

4. Return

5. Voice 2

6. Children of a Lesser God

7. Misty

8. Live

9. Doubtful Victory

MCU at 10

I’m still bent on actually finishing all of “Doctor Who”, by actually watching everything in Classic Who, and by listening to all the audio books that I can get my hands on. I started last year, but need to continue watching the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) until the Eighth (Paul McGann).

TV Show & Movies

Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)

Season 7

Season 8

Season 9

Season 10

Season 11

Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)

Season 12 Status- Done!

Season 13 Status- Done!

Season 14 Status- Done!

Season 15 Status- Done!

Season 16 Status- Done!

Season 17 Status- Done!

Season 18 Status- Done!

Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)

Season 19-Done!

Season 20

Season 21

Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker)

Season 21

Season 22

Season 23

Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)

Season 24

Season 25

Season 26

Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)

Doctor Who: The Movie

Night of the Doctor Status-Done!

Audio Dramas

LOTR

For this challenge, I’ll be re-reading the entire trilogy and watching the extended cuts of the trilogy film. You can follow along in February of this year, which is when I will start the challenge proper.

Books

1.Fellowship of the Ring

2.The Two Towers

3. The Return of the King

Movies

1.Fellowship of the Ring

2.The Two Towers

3. The Return of the King

MCU at 10 (1)

In honor of the Tenth Anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’ve decided to watch all of the MCU films leading up to “Avengers: Infinity War”. I’ll still figure out a date to get started, but you can follow along by watching with me and reading the reviews I’ll be posting of my reviews for each film. However, it will not include “Captain America: Civil War”, “Doctor Strange”, “Spiderman: Homecoming”, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Black Panther” as those are the three most recent ones, and already have reviews up on this blog. I will, though, make additions to those original reviews to see how well the film held up for me in its second viewing.

I’ll also be posting my own personal ranking of all of the movies to date as well.

1.Iron Man

2.The Incredible Hulk

3. Iron Man 2

4. Thor

5. Captain America: The First Avenger

6. The Avengers

7.  Iron Man 3

8. Thor: The Dark World

9.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier

10. Guardians of the Galaxy

11.Avengers: Age of Ultron

12. Ant-Man

13. Captain America: Civil War

14. Doctor Strange

15. Guardians of the Galaxy 2

16. Spiderman: Homecoming

17. Black Panther