2012 book challenge

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2012 book challenge

Postby Prettygrimm on Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:14 pm

i totally stopped keeping track last year, so let's try this again. i'm going with 50.

1. The Lost Symbol ~ Dan Brown
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby Chula on Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:29 pm

I stopped keeping track last year too, I'm going with 30 this year.
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby ComradeM on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:22 pm

I just totally stopped READING last year :oops: I couldn't get in to anything... I'm gonna go for 52 this year, I'm still counting full issues of not-smut magazines (lol) and I'm considering counting any academic articles more than like 25 pages, because seriously..sometimes I can get through a book faster than an article. We'll see how it goes.
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby just_icarus on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:35 pm

Into it. My goal is 30, counting school books. my fall semester is gonna be busy as shit so i'm not gonna aim for more than that. I'm also gonna go with M's counting-of-academic-articles-as-books. Them things are DENSE! I'm not finished with the first two I'm listening, but I'm currently reading them.

IF ANYONE HAS SUGGESTIONS for books about PRISON, LAW ENFORCEMENT, HEALTH INEQUALITY in terms of race and gender, please let me know!

1. Giles Goat-Boy, by John Barth
2. A Mercy, by Toni Morrison
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby hannahell on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:35 pm

I'm gonna set mine low, at 20. Because I maybe read 2 or 3 last year. I really need to start going to the library every few weeks like I used to.
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby MooMooMonster on Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:53 pm

Yeah, Last year I got too lazy to read.

I've already got some read this year. So, not counting text books, I'd like my goal to be 35.

1. Water for Elephants- Sarah Gruen
2. Jailbird-Kurt Vonnegut
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby sickgirliezele on Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:21 pm

I'm gonna shoot for 25... I've got to juggle work and school but I definitely need to squeeze in some books to de-stress
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby namelesswonder on Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:14 pm

I don't remember if I set a goal last year, I'd really like to get to 40 this year since I didn't last year (36ish, so close!).

1. Poison Eaters, by Holly Black
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby Prettygrimm on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:53 pm

2. The Help ~ Kathryn Stockett
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby lolaebola on Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:33 am

I'll aim low too i'll set it at 20
Prettygrimm wrote:2. The Help ~ Kathryn Stockett
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby Prettygrimm on Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:36 pm

^^^^
i really enjoyed it. it's a quick read for 400+ pages.

3. Gossip Girl ~Cecily von Ziegesar
4. You Know You Love Me ~ Cecily von Ziegesar (don't judge! hahahahhaha)
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby tague on Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:21 pm

I'm shooting for 150 this year.

So far I'm at:
1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
2. A Chorus of Stones by Susan Griffin
3. Mercury by Ariana Reines
4. I Don't Care About Your Band by Julie Klausner
5. Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
6. Coeur De Lion by Ariana Reines
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby Bethy Boop on Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:00 pm

I'm not going to have a goal, I'm just going to read as much as I possibly can. So far I've read:

1. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
2 The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
4. Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
3. Smokin Seventeen - Janet Evanovich
4. The Impaler - Gregory Funaro
5. BossyPants - Tina Fey
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby bacteriadance on Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:22 pm

ComradeM wrote:because seriously..sometimes I can get through a book faster than an article.


HAHAHAHAHA... I know exactly how you feel!

Damn ridiculously technical epidemiology papers...


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1. Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skulduggery by Smith (SUPER AWESOME BY THE WAY)
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Re: 2012 book challenge

Postby hannahell on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:53 am

So I started reading comics recently, and I want to count those but counting 1 as a book is a rip. So I'm going to do like each series, or whatever.

So, so far i've read the Lurkers counts as my first finished

1.The Lurkers
2. Remains
3. The Chronicles of Dr. Herbert West
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