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Oct 19, 2008 10:01AM

1218 READ A NOVEL WRITTEN IN THE 19TH CENTURY - Persuasion by Jane Austen (10 pts)

READ A BOOK WITH A ONE WORD TITLE - Austenland by Shannon Hale (10 pts)

This brings me to 100 points.

(I'm currently reading The Woman in White for #10 of the 15 point tasks and Playing for Pizza for #3 of the 10 point tasks.)


Forgot to mention that I'd set my goal at 200 points.

Oct 19, 2008 09:41AM

1218 My favorites are Josh Groban & Elisa, but I also really enjoy Mirah, Adele, Chris Brown, Roisin Murphy, Imogen Heap, & Psapp. Lately, I've been listening to the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack a lot (2005), too, and I'm in love with the song Bella's Lullaby from the Twilight soundtrack.
Oct 04, 2008 04:00PM

1218 I'd like to take part in this challenge! So far, this is what I've got:

READ A BOOK ABOUT MUSIC OR A MUSICIAN (FICTION OR NON-FICTION) - Dedication by Emma McLaughlin (10 pts)

READ A HORROR OR SUSPENSE NOVEL - Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde (10 pts)

READ A NON-FICTION BOOK - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (10 pts)

READ A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL (ANY BOOK THAT IS CURRENTLY CATEGORIZED AS SUCH WILL DO, WHETHER IT WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO BE ONE OR NOT) - Wizard's Hall by Jane Yolen (10 pts)

READ A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR YOU'VE NEVER READ BEFORE - The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (15 pts)

READ A BOOK AND THEN WATCH THE MOVIE ADAPTATION - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (25 pts)

Total = 80 points


Oct 04, 2008 12:53PM

1218 I use audiobooks occasionally, but I prefer an actual book. I get audiobooks for my MP3 player to use while walking or cleaning, but I usually pick those that I'm not too excited about. For those that I'm really interested in, I don't want to miss a word, so I will get the actual book. I've also found that finding a good narrator is hit or miss. I'm listening to Playing for Pizza right now, for example, and I think the narration is a bit boring. On the other hand, the narrators for Ella Enchanted and Harry Potter are great. I agree with you, too, regarding getting unabridged books. I'll never get an abridged book - why miss out on anything?
Oct 04, 2008 12:35PM

1218 There are a few things that have been bothering me in my reading lately: too much cursing and the overuse of the words padded (as in "She padded to the living room...") and murmured (which, I suppose, is much better than using "ejaculated").

Julianne - I agree with you that the word loins is horrible.
What are you reading? (30049 new)
Oct 04, 2008 12:16PM

1218 I'm currently reading Persuasion by Jane Austen, Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli, and Playing for Pizza (Audio) by John Grisham.
PROGRESS BAR (94 new)
Oct 03, 2008 08:08AM

1218 Julianne - For the audiobook I'm listening to, it just has a place for me to put a page number, so I'm just not using the progress bar for that book.
What are you reading? (30049 new)
Mar 06, 2008 04:33AM

1218 I'm currently reading The Haymakers by Steven Hoffbeck (for school) and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen; I'm also listening to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on CD. I just finished Northanger Abbey by Austen and really loved it and I'm enyjoying S&S so far.
Feb 20, 2008 07:24AM

1218 1) Favorite place to read: In bed or outside
2) Favorite genre: Classics
3) Current number of read books: Listed on Goodreads - 81 (mostly what I've read over the past couple of years, and not yet counting the books I've read to my kids)
4) Current number of unread books: 70
5) Favorite author: Jane Austen
6) Favorite Poet: Robert Frost
7) Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice, followed by the Harry Potter series
8) Least Favorite Book: She's Come Undone and The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
9) Book you couldnt finish: The Time Traveler's Wife
10)To loan or not to loan: Loan
11)Member of a bookclub: My daughter and I were members of a Mother-Daughter Book Club
12)New or used: Used
13)Hardcover or Paperback: Paperback
14)Are you a writer: No
15)Book everyone MUST read in this lifetime: Harry Potter series
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