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August (18 new)
Jul 29, 2014 10:41PM

8565 lol - half the fun of this challenge is that we have something to look forward to every month :)

don't worry, Christina, I haven't completed a card... the closest I've gotten to is 10 books for Jan! 2 more and I'll complete 1 card -I'll be celebrating really hard when that day comes, ha ha ha
Jul 29, 2014 03:30PM

8565 lol - you are more than welcome to continue on individually outside the official time...

I already have a challenge planned for 2015 ;p
It won't be as big as ScatterShelves so you could probably still do both, if you like :)
Jul 28, 2014 04:03PM

8565 Karen wrote: "36 books to go and I will have finished all the cards currently in play."

36 is a lot more achievable than the 65 I have :p
Jul 26, 2014 04:06AM

8565 Lyn M, I think it's your turn :)
LOST - 2014 (129 new)
Jul 24, 2014 03:51PM

8565 Lauren wrote: "Thanks Tien and Lynn. This challenge has really helped me get to some of the older books on my TBR that were languishing. I've still got 43 on the list from 2011 when I first joined GR and was addi..."

Just like you, Lauren, I joined GR in late 2008 (October, I think) and I've still got 30 books that I've added in 2008 - 6 of these are on my LOST list this year. 3 more years to go before I reach my 2009 added books :p
Socializing (99 new)
Jul 24, 2014 03:39PM

8565 Bea wrote: "Got my new library card! Already checked out 7 fiction books and 2 local history books! Plus I bought one from the library sale shelf. I am happy now! Bring on that wait. I can take it. LOL!"

Priorities, of course, library card, lol :D
LOST - 2014 (129 new)
Jul 23, 2014 05:55PM

8565 I must say that LOST is the most lost forgotten challenge for me ;p

The 10 books in 12 months really doesn't make you rush things, does it? lol - definitely lax on this front.
Socializing (99 new)
Jul 23, 2014 05:53PM

8565 Woot, congrats, Bea! At least things seem to be moving smoothly for you on that front... less things to worry about :)
LOST - 2014 (129 new)
Jul 23, 2014 03:23AM

8565 ooh, you'll definitely make it, Lauren, only 3 to go in 5 months! You'll smash them!

I'm about 1/3 of the way of my 4th book so I think I should just make it too :)
Jul 21, 2014 04:04AM

8565 I've finished my book, Drive By. 4.5 stars; terrifically complex twist with mind blowing conclusion. totally a work of genius! Highly recommended for crime fans. I just got a little frustrated at times with the characters but otherwise actually enjoyed their voices...

I've sent Dionisia a pm for her turn.
How to play... (112 new)
Jul 20, 2014 03:55PM

8565 Amanda wrote: "Ok, we know that you can read books that don't match the shelf, but match a category only, but for these books, can they still cover multiple categories ?

I have all my shelves for P, but not all ..."

oops, sorry I completely missed your Q, Amanda. I don't have a working computer at home so haven't been online for the weekend.

Yes, one book can match up to 3 categories (Rule #6)
Jul 20, 2014 03:51PM

8565 Argh! I will finish at least one Card by end of this year lol

Well done, Susan, and yes, you can always go back to read more :)

Isn't it annoying when there's multiple pov book you're reading and you can't even fit it in ScatterShelves, grr!
August (18 new)
Jul 20, 2014 03:50PM

8565 Bea wrote: "LynnB wrote: "With "the" not qualifying, it knocks out a lot of books!"

Oh, I missed that fact! Now I need to re-do my selections. No wonder I found it so easy!"

Oh boo! That is annoying that it's kinda fun that you get to re-do your list ;p
August (18 new)
Jul 20, 2014 03:49PM

8565 Lauren wrote: "Half of the fun is finding the books that match the shelf, letter and category. Actually reading the book is a bonus :0)"

lol - and here I thought reading challenges were about READING????!? Ha ha ha
LOST - 2014 (129 new)
Jul 20, 2014 03:46PM

8565 Jennifer wrote: "Here is my ten! I haven't even gotten to one of them yet, so I have my work cut out for me...."

Welcome to the challenge, Jennifer. Lots of classics there! Suggest you start with The Graveyard Book since it looks like the easiest to read on the list ;p
Jul 20, 2014 03:44PM

8565 Gemma wrote: "I finished Allegiant last night, completing the Divergent trilogy. And I was so disappointed. So, so disappointed. It was just ... I'm not sure I can put it into ..."

I wasn't happy either with the ending. It just all felt very anticlimactic and the epilogue was a little rushed though it provided one sort of closure. I think that was sort of the point (the closure) but overall the book was just, 'meh'
Shelf Picker (1171 new)
Jul 20, 2014 03:36PM

8565 Amanda wrote: "My daughter's library is nothing like I would have wished it to be, but I know I have grown up a book snob. My biggest wish is to have a "world" library, with a particular focus on non-western book..."

I just want a as wide-ranging as I could possibly make it - really whatever I thought would be a good read so still kinda bias in a way :)

That is a pretty big challenge, Amanda, that's 100 books. There are a few world reading challenge though on the foremost of my mind was probably the Around the World in 80 Days. Good luck! Let us know your links, in case, others would love to join :)
Jul 17, 2014 08:38PM

8565 Debi wrote: "The Sunshine When She's Goneis finished. The jacket spoke of humor but it was humorless. The main couple had few redeeming qualities and I don't think they would be relate-able to m..."

The description sounds funny, father taking baby for R&R in the Caribbean... hah! The cynical side of me is thinking that he's thinking of picking up chicks ;p

Thanks for the PM, Debi - guess what, I've already forgotten what I chose this morning, lol, good thing I've put a reminder on this thread. Will start tomorrow morning as I'm out this evening :)
Shelf Picker (1171 new)
Jul 17, 2014 08:34PM

8565 Amanda wrote: "I am hoping that by having a big enough library at home it will encourage my daughter to read wider than I did growing up. "

That is awesome, Amanda. I am trying to slowly build a 'childrens library' at home for my boys (my first is 4 and second one due in a few months). I've a feeling though they probably won't read half of MY collection (EVER) so that's why I'm collecting a separate boyish type of books ;p
Jul 17, 2014 03:34PM

8565 readinghearts (Lyn M) wrote: "I'm already looking for my next book, too. :)"

um... I've kinda forgotten what I chose already, ha ha ha... thought I had a listing somewhere *sighs*

just so I won't have to look anymore,
Right As Rain -outback Aussie romance
Drive By - Aussie crime (set right in my hood!)

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