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Old 01-01-2013, 12:27 AM   #46
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Count me in! I think I'll make my goal 52 books. According to Goodreads I read 40 books in 2012, but I may have forgotten to record a book or two. A book a week should be doable. I'm in the middle of reading The Fault in our Stars right now and then I have 223 on my to read list. I don't think I'll have a problem finding 52 books to read.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:43 AM   #47
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How should graphic novels be counted number wise? At least for TWD some of them are pretty thin.
Hey, a book is a book, is a book....if a publisher says10, 100, or 500 pages is a book, who am I to argue?
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:38 AM   #48
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I'm in! Because I'm a teacher, I find it very challenging to get reading in, but have been doing more lately. I just finished Wicked and am now reading A Discovery of Witches. There's a book club thread over on the DIS Unplugged forum discussing it.

Put me down for 12 and anything beyond that will be a bonus!
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:42 AM   #49
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I'll play, I'll aim for 24 books - two a month. I've read 6 in the last week but then I go through times when I don't read hardly anything and wonder why not as I enjoy it so much.

#1 Mercy Thompson: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs Started:Jan 1 Finished:Jan 1
#2 Disney Trivia from the Vault by Dave Smith Started:Jan 1
#3 Mercy Thompson: Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs Started:Jan 2 Finished:Jan 5
#4 Mercy Thompson: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs Started:Jan 5 Finished:Jan 8
#5 Mercy Thompson: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs Started:Jan 8 Finished:Jan 13
#6 Mercy Thompson: River Marked by Patricia Briggs Started:Jan 13 Finished:Jan 17
#7 Life of Pi by Yann Mantel Started:Jan 18 Gave up:Jan 20
#8 Cassandra Palmer: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance Started: Jan 18 Finished:Jan 20
#9 Cassandra Palmer: Claimed by Shadow by Karen Chance Started: Jan 20 Finished: Jan 26
#10 Cassandra Palmer: Embrace the Dead by Karen Chance Started: Jan 26 Finished: Jan 27
#11 Cassandra Palmer: Curse the Dawn by Karen Chance Started: Jan 28 Finished: Feb 09
#12 Cassandra Palmer: Buying Trouble (novella) by Karen Chance Started: Feb 09 Finished: Feb 10
#12.5 Cassandra Palmer: The Day of the Dead (short story) by Karen Chance Started: Feb 10 Finished: Feb 10
#13 Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton Started: Feb 10 Finished: Feb 16
#14 Circus of the Damned by Laurell K Hamilton Started: Feb 22 Finished: Feb ??
#15 The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K Hamilton Started: Feb ?? Finished: Mar 8
#16 The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K Hamilton Started: Mar 8 Finished: Mar 10
#17 Bloody Bones by Laurell K Hamilton Started: Mar 10 Finished: Mar 18
#18 The Killing Dance by Laurell K Hamilton Started: Mar ?? Finished: Mar ??
#19 Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost Started: Mar ?? Finished: Mar ??
#20 One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost Started: Mar ?? Finished: Apr 6
#21 At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost Started: Apr 6 Finished ??
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:57 AM   #50
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Sounds fun! I used to be a reader, but not so much lately. I will set my goal at 12. Will start with "Yes Chef", I got it for Christmas. Looking forward to it!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:17 AM   #51
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I will join in....I think I will set a goal at 30 books for 2013. I just ordered a few books to start the year:
Death Comes To Pemberley by P.D. James
Shroud for a Nightingale by P.D. James
Triptych by Karin Slaughter
All The Pretty Girls by J.T. Ellison
14 by J.T. Ellison
and I have a few Lisa Jackson books at home that I haven't read yet.

I prefer crime thrillers and historical fiction -- most of my books fall into these two categories.
I think you'll love the P.D. James books. I read "Shroud" probably 25-30 years ago and got hooked on this author. "Pemberly" combines my two favorite things - Jane Austen and mystery.

I joined Goodreads last night, both to get recommendations and to record books that I've read. I selected seven categories and just started clicking away. When I looked at my final lists, I was astounded to see that I had rated 50 books and wanted to read 50 books in every category! I swear I hadn't been counting, it just ended up that way. I was too tired to try to figure it out last night, but I want to print out a list of my "want to reads" to take to the bookstore today.

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:34 AM   #52
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I'm in too, put me down for 25 books!!!! Going to check out Goodreads now
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:41 AM   #53
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I'm in!!! 72 books please.

The Book Off here has great sales and I am looking forward to reading the 19th Wife and I found a biography on Lady Jane Grey.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:03 AM   #54
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I would love to join this challenge! I love to read but just don't have the time this year. It's been an extremely busy one. But DH got me a Kindle for Christmas so I'm hoping that should make it easier.
Normally for me it would be much more but I'll stick to a realistic goal and set it at 25 books for the year. (2 per month),

What an awesome idea! Thanks for starting!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:07 AM   #55
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Love this! I was always an avid reader until I got my iPad. Since then, instead of reading every night, I fool around playing games and reading Facebook on the iPad until I fall asleep. This year, it's back to reading for me! Two that are high on my list are The 12 Tribes of Hattie and Defending Jacob. Going to look for an App to track my reading.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:11 AM   #56
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Updated the first post up through here.

Happy New Year everyone! And now we officially begin.

As you complete each book, remember to come back here and post what # you've just finished. We'd love the book title too and whether you'd recommend it or not, but not necessary. Important thing is that we have a way to track our goals and share our progress with other readers.
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I'm in! Because I'm a teacher, I find it very challenging to get reading in, but have been doing more lately. I just finished Wicked and am now reading A Discovery of Witches. There's a book club thread over on the DIS Unplugged forum discussing it.

Put me down for 12 and anything beyond that will be a bonus!
Yay, Nikki! Glad you could join!

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Can I join? I love love love to read!!! I write down the books I read every month and just counted what I read for the year. 177! I don't know if I could do that again, but I would love to try. Maybe put me down for 100. I would love to try to reach that, but who knows what this year will bring. This is such a great idea!
177 books???? I'm so jealous, lol.
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I'd love to join, too. I think I'll go with 70 books. I don't have any specific titles, but have a number of books stored on my kindle. I tend to just read what appeals to me at the moment.
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I'm Nancy Girard on Goodreads if anyone wants to friend me

I started 11/22/63 about 1/2 hour ago I started it last August and read a few pages then got busy and never went back to it. I started all over again today!
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I started 11/22/63 about 1/2 hour ago I started it last August and read a few pages then got busy and never went back to it. I started all over again today!
Absolutely the BEST book I read in 2012!!! Night Circus was very different, but a close second. Enjoy!
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