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Old 01-01-2013, 09:25 AM   #61
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Put me down for 24. My Goodreads account says that I read 20 last year. I think I can do better than that. If I come up short in December I'll just throw in a few comic books.

I'm starting with "The Passage" by Justin Cronin. Technically, I started it last year but I'm only 25 pages into it. Am I winning?
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:44 AM   #62
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I love this! I am in! I'll set a goal of 25 books - about 2 a month. Being a new teacher, this may be a stretch but I'll give it a go!

Excited to read Gone Girl, the 19th Stefanie Plum book and maybe check out another Evanovich series.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:51 AM   #63
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I'd love to join in. I'll set my goal at 40. I'm trying to get through Anna Karenina (sp?) right now, but I think I'm going to have to give it up and move on to something else. I have loved the suggestions and will try Gone Girl. I'm another one who couldn't stand the 50 Shades book, but I did enjoy The Book Thief and Hunger Games and a few other YA books.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #64
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Just joined Goodreads-looks like it will be very helpful.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #65
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I will go with 50. I'm trying to inspire my 10 year old to read more.

So we just made this challenge in my house as well.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:48 AM   #66
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Joined goodreads the other day, and I just joined the Disreaders group. I think this is going to be fun!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:12 AM   #67
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One of my resolutions this year is to read more and less tv. I love to read, but somehow never find time. I'm going to try to read 30. I have about 25 on my Nook shelf to read so if I have to add more books, that's a good thing. One book I am trying to read this year is Les Mis. After seeing the play 4 times and the movie 2 times, I want to read the book. Although I do have a question. Because it is about 1500 pages can I count that as 2 books ?
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:43 AM   #68
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Absolutely the BEST book I read in 2012!!! Night Circus was very different, but a close second. Enjoy!
I got Night Circus for Christmas and can't wait to read it!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #69
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I'm in! This is a great idea! I'll try for 40 books. I used to read more (maybe averaged a book a week) but now I probably average a book every 2 weeks, so this will be a bit of a stretch for me.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #70
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I joined goodreads and have a quick question. How do you mark books as 'currently reading'? There's a book on my 'to read' shelf that I'm currently reading. I've tried hitting the 'edit' button but nothing happens. Please help!

Also thanks to the poster who mentioned goodreads. There's a lot of useful tools, and I like how they give you book recommendations based on stuff you've already read! Very cool.

ETA: Just hit the edit button for the 10th time....and it works! Now I can add books to my 'currently reading' shelf. Guess 10th time is the charm. lol

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Old 01-01-2013, 12:04 PM   #71
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I'm in too! I'll say 50 books
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:07 PM   #72
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Well, I need some encoragment to get back to reading. So I will go with 12 books so I have to read one a month. Im hoping to read the rest of carylon haines Sarah booth series if my libary has them. I dont even know if my libary does ereader books.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:25 PM   #73
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ok! just finished the first one for the year. A beautiful book called Bloom by Kelle Hampton. Her story of giving birth to a daughter with Downs. I cried several times but what a remarkable book. I highly recommend it
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:40 PM   #74
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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.
I'm actually the opposite - the iPad kicked me into being a reader again. I love reading on the iPad and now am wondering how I ever read a paper book. I just got the mini and am thinking I am going to fly through more books than ever.
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My first book for the new year is The Walking Dead Survivors Guide (graphic novel). Also taking suggestions for anything along the same lines as TWD.
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