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Old 01-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #76
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I'm in! I love to read!
Put me down for 25 books. I can probably read more than that, especially during the summer as I am a teacher (actually a middle school librarian), but sometimes life gets in the way and reading has to be put on the back burner.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #77
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I'm in for 30 books. I have been rereading my favorites from my childhood recently. Going to finish some of those in the next few weeks. Not sure what I'll read after that.

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:43 PM   #78
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I'm in. Put me down for 52.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #79
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I'm so in! Put me down for 30 please!
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:14 PM   #80
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I'm in for 30.

First book of the year for me is Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck. It's the 3rd book in the Tiger's Curse series (YA).

After this one, I'm going to try out my new Kindle. I've downloaded a ton of free books from Amazon for it ~ there have to be at least a few goods ones.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #81
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Absolutely the BEST book I read in 2012!!! Night Circus was very different, but a close second. Enjoy!
Loved that book as well!

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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?
No, you're not winning. Hulagirl ALREADY has finished her first book for 2013!

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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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That edit button gave me problems too. I don't update my current book that way. Hmmm.... I have to think how I do it now, lol.

On the home page over on the top right somewhere is a little widget that says Currently Reading and it gives your status (how many pages you've read so far). Underneath in tiny letters is "Add a New Book." I usually type in my book title there and add it that way. I'm pretty sure it automatically pulls it off your "to-read" list... as long as it's the same book version (for books with more than one version out there...)

I'll have to pay more attention to how I'm doing it the next time I start a new book.

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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
My word, girl! No wonder you read 177 books last year! CONGRATULATIONS on being the first one to complete a book on the FIRST DAY of 2013!

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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 ?
Oh that's a tough one. Having just recently finished that book myself, I know what a DIFFICULT read that one was. I think you can compensate by throwing a few 50-100 page books in there too.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #82
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I'm in!!! I love to read, so this will be fun! I've gotten so many wonderful recommendations from the DIS, that I know this will be a great group of people to bond with over books! Kind of like a long distance book club!

I'll set my goal at 50 books. I'm starting with Unbroken, which I've wanted to read for a long time, but never got around to reading. Very excited!!!

Once we're done with a book, are we coming back here to report? How will this work?

Off to read the rest of the thread, to see what everyone else is doing!
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #83
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I'm on Goodreads, user name is the same as on the DIS, if anyone wants to friend me.

Can someone tell me how to find out how many books I logged on Goodreads in 2012? I'm sure there has to be an easier way than going through my list and counting. Does anyone know?

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:51 PM   #84
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I would love to join this thread. Please put me in for 70 books! I have been reading the recommendations on here but have never replied to any of the suggestions other than writing the titles down.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:58 PM   #85
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I'm on Goodreads, user name is the same as on the DIS, if anyone wants to friend me.

Can someone tell me how to find out how many books I logged on Goodreads in 2012? I'm sure there has to be an easier way than going through my list and counting. Does anyone know?

Thanks!
Glynis, on the right side of your Goodreads home page, just under where it says "my profile" is another area that says "2013 reading challenge." There it asks you how many books you plan to read for the year. Then every time you mark a book as read, it adds it. It will let you know if you are on track to complete your goal.

If you didn't do it for 2012, I'm not sure how you would do it now.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:38 PM   #86
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I'm in! I read pretty quickly so I will set that number at 52. I am most excited about the Graceling series my mother loaned me, the new Oatricia Briggs book Frost Burned, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, the last Sookie Stackhouse, and 24 Hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton. My biggest goal is to read the Bible this year.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:15 PM   #87
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I think I'll go with 30.

ON hand right now I have a Nora Roberts book, Finding the Dream. And I have Gena Showalter's Alice in Zombieland. OH I have Dust and Decay too got to read that one.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:51 AM   #88
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Where do you all find decent free e books to read? Im really not into reading all the classics right now. romace or mystery would be good, help?
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:12 AM   #89
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I'm in! I will read 12 books that aren't my textbooks! I received Homer's Odyssey (about a cat) and the original 2 versions of The Nutcracker (1816 and an 1845 adaptation). Ooh it is a sinister tale so far : >}
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:25 AM   #90
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I want to be in! Subscribed and will set my goal at 75 books for the year,

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