Note: Manda is no longer a member of this group.
i've had a bit of a break since the last two month challenge and will look forward to getting stuck into this one.....
10.3 Year of the snake 2001Atonement
10 points for task
4 bonus points (300+pages)
1 HF point
total 15 points
Grand total 253 + 15 = 268 points
5.2 Country you would most like to visitGirl with a Pearl Earring
5 points for task
2 points as over 200 pages
1 point as HR
total for task - 8 points
Grand total - 245 + 8 = 253 points
50.2 very norhern countrySashenka: A Novel
country : RUSSIA
6 points (as over 500 pages)
1 point (HF)
total for task - 57 points
Grand total 188 + 57 = 245 points
25.3 historical novel by author with pseudonymsWolf Totem
1 HF point
528 pages = 4 points
Total = 30 points
Grand Total: 158 + 30 = 188 points
50.1 book that has won a literary award..Room
shortlisted for the mann booker prize 2010
328 or so pages - 4 bonus points
54 points total
grand total so far = 54 + 104 = 158
50.3 Book with colour in title
Someone had to do the most obvious one I guess! lolBlack Beauty
245 pages - 2 points + 50 + 52 points
Running total for challenge - 104 points
10.1 Read any author's first novelDecline And Fall
300 pages - 2 points
total points 12 points
grand total - 52 points
Jen - shouldn't that be 24 points - 20 plus 4....
10.2 Oprah Selection
Read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Pages - 576 6 bonus pts
total points - 16pts
20.2 New Year - New beginning
Pages - 370 4 bonus pts
Author Paul Sheldon after surviving psychotic Annie Wilkes has a new beginning...
Total pts - 24pts
Grand total (2 books read..) 40pts
Debbie wrote: "Kristine wrote: "Only a couple of more days!!! Who's staying up until midnight to start reading??? LOL"
i'm staying up to crack my first book of 2011. i set myself a challenge to read the books t..."
..yes i'm in limbo right now - nothing to read until tonight....
Kristine wrote: "I'm a little over half way with the Historian...I really like it so far, although the section I just read was a little too wordy and descriptive. Otherwise a very suspenseful and twisting read."
i loved it - still one of my all time favourites after reading a couple years ago. but i like horror as well as HF so the historian ticks all my like boxes lol
..I'm also doing other challenges - the same 12 books and crazily i shall try for the 100 books in 2011 challenge - and plan to do many challenges here to help me achieve that one - as HF is my favourite genre.
crikey - thanks so much for all your help - hundreds of suggestions x
i will probably go with Wolf Totem as this is a book i've wanted to read for some time now.
thanks everyone x
I'm struggling with 25.3 HF pseudonym book - any suggestions would be appreciated.
I'm looking forward to seeing what the bonus challenges are going to be...
ok - i haven't got as far as the "add shelf" feature - I'll check it out.
I also work out to audio books..
another suggestion for collaboration book and one that I shall be reading is by Mrs Stephen King..Candles Burning
She finished off the book that someone else started before he died....Its been on my bookshelf for a couple years now so a great excuse to read....
Working in a bookshop for me would be like an alcoholic working in a pub lol. With staff discount i would bring too many home!
Interested how others use tbr list here. On mine I have listed only real books tbr that i physically have on my shelves. Shockingly I have over 200 - so i shall do my best to do this and other challenges from existing stock (and the odd library book!) This will be my reading austerity measure - an attempt in 2011 to shift some shelf room ( I charity shop most read books and rarely re read.)
Looking forward to Jan 1st and starting.
can the same book count for more than one category?
hi everyone. just joined and busy updating profiles - that will take some time!
historical fiction is my favourite genre - many sub genres of it. I suppose WW2, expecially Europe is a particular interest, as is British Royal and expecially Medieval historical fiction. In practice though I read pretty much everything. I love the way the fiction can bring history to life - especially social and emotional aspects of the story, often ommitted from true history books. At present I'm listening to the audio book The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
- well recommended.
I'm thrilled to find you and am looking forward to the discussions x
I have just joined this group (yesterday) saw this thread and had to comment...The Historian has remained one of my all time favourite books - two years after i read it. I simply loved it - savoured it page by page. It contained my two favourite genres - historical fiction and horror. It was pretty creepy in places too - made my spine physically tingle at times. I loved it and will definately re read....