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Jan 24, 2015 09:51AM

1225 Nice job ladies! And thanks, Janice, for all of the effort you put into the challenge! :)
Jan 06, 2015 06:38PM

1225 Glad to hear I'm not the only one this never happens to.
Jan 06, 2015 06:29PM

1225 As I suspected. I thought it was strange that I could remember the design of the badge so vividly, but couldn't find it anywhere. :)
Jan 06, 2015 06:06PM

1225 1. Have you received all the badges you have earned? No. I have the Mickey's Marchers badge, but I don't see the Slick's Slugs badge on my wall. (Please note: I did check twice and didn't see it, but it still wouldn't surprise me if I just missed it.)

2. How many books did you read over the year? 13 for the challenge

3. How many pages combined did you read? 8,488

4. What was the longest book you read? How many pages? Swan Song at 956 pages

5. Did you participate but not finish any sections? Yes. I only successfully completed 1 title for my Roadrunner's Racers section.
Nov 15, 2014 09:03PM

1225 Tejas Janet wrote: "Thanks Amber and Gail for the weird book recs... Geek Love and Dim. May have to check these out for the "rubbernecking" factor if nothing else."

You're welcome. I'll be interested to hear what you think if you read either of them. I've added Dim to my TBR pile.
Nov 15, 2014 08:58PM

1225 Almeta wrote: "Amber wrote: "The book that immediately comes to my mind is Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. I wouldn't say it's 'life-changing' so much as I'd say it's a very creative and interesting loo..."

"A Marmite book " - love that phrase!
Nov 15, 2014 10:06AM

1225 The book that immediately comes to my mind is Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. I wouldn't say it's 'life-changing' so much as I'd say it's a very creative and interesting look at a family dynamic with some of the quirkiest, most messed-up characters that sticks with you for a long, long time. It's the story of a carny family, the Binewskis, who 'breed their own exhibit of human oddities' and their struggles as they travel across the country. This is definitely one of those books that you either really love or really hate. I was on the 'really love' end of the spectrum. :)
Oct 16, 2014 10:23AM

1225 Thanks! Yes, I'm insanely busy, but incredibly excited for where I'll be when I'm done. :)
Oct 15, 2014 11:12AM

1225 I'm working towards a master's in Library and Information Science with the intent of working in the public library system.
Oct 14, 2014 08:55PM

1225 I started classes for my master's degree in September and since then, my reading has slowed down immensely. I had to temporarily re-shelve Reamde because I have no idea when I'm going to find 11 hours to finish listening to it. I'm still hoping to make it through the rest of Roadrunner's Racers by the end of the year. Focus and dedication. . .
Jun 11, 2014 02:16PM

1225 Pam wrote: "I'm reading Wonder. It was recommended by a friend who teaches fifth grade. I'm not very far in yet but it's very good. It's about a boy who was born with a facial deformity and ..."

That was such an amazing story! There's been a recent 60ish page release titled The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story, giving Julian's perspective.
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Jun 08, 2014 04:50PM

1225 Woot! Woot!
Jun 07, 2014 04:39PM

1225 Janice wrote: "Amber wrote: "I'm not gonna lie: I feel quite accomplished, having completed 2 levels of the challenge. I'm in awe of everyone who's blasted through even more levels."

You and me both. I really d..."


*pat pat* :)
Jun 07, 2014 01:22PM

1225 I'm not gonna lie: I feel quite accomplished, having completed 2 levels of the challenge. I'm in awe of everyone who's blasted through even more levels.
Jun 06, 2014 09:07PM

1225 Geez Louise! I finally finished my straggler and completed the Mickey level! I've spent the last month packing, moving, unpacking, and unpacking some more, and was starting to wonder if I'd ever get back to my books!
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May 11, 2014 07:00AM

1225 I just snagged The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism from audible. It's the daily deal today and only $0.99.
New Purchases 2014 (1610 new)
May 11, 2014 06:58AM

1225 Rodrigo25 wrote: "I just bought Pet Sematary
It's the first book that I read by Stephen King, hopefully I'll enjoy it"


That was my first Stephen King book also, but that was about 20 years ago. I hope you enjoy it; King is an awesome storyteller!
1225 Wow Debra! Awesome job on your challenge so far! And a bunch of great titles in the mix. :)
1225 Hopefully it's working! My goal was to use books as they cropped up in my schedule rather than looking for new ones to fit the challenge. It's mostly worked, with a couple exceptions. :)
1225 Judy, I love the way you've connected your titles! So clever! I'm not going to lie. . . I kind of wish I'd thought of it myself. ;)
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1225

You'll love this one...!! A book club & more


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