About Us

Did you know who we were before we challenged you and threw your 2013 cultural life into a frenzy? I mean, there you were, all relaxed going into the holidays and then, next thing you knew it, you’d signed on to read 50 new books and watch 50 movies. You need to know exactly where to point the finger. Allow us to help:

Fifty percent of us is Lilly, a former literary agent gone communications executive. Her hobbies are squinting to make out the titles of what other people are reading, buying people books they will never read, and making lists of what she will read next. The movie part is gonna be hard for her. Lilly does her best reading with a black cup of coffee at 5am when you people aren’t even up yet.

  • Desert Island Book: Immortality by Milan Kundera
  • Favorite Movie: Mary Poppins (and no, I won’t apologize).
  • Read here to find out why she’s doing fiftyfifty.me

The other fifty percent is Jon, itinerant, writer of young adult and blogging books. When he’s not writing himself, Jon is communing with his computer and trying to find the best ramen around. Jon tends to read in the middle of the night, because that’s when he’s awake.

  • Desert Island Book: Cosmos by Carl Sagan
  • Favorite Movie: Reality Bites
  • Read here why he’s doing fiftyfifty.me

1 response to About Us

  1. Kathleen Stander said on January 17, 2022

    Thank you, Lilly and Jon, for putting this wonderful challenge out there. Although I didn’t make my FiftyFifty last year (books: 33; movies: 40), I sure had fun trying.

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