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Sep 28, 2010 08:42AM

8565 Books 7/56
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Sep 28, 2010 08:39AM

8565 7/56
Sep 24, 2010 03:49AM

8565 Books 6/56
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Sep 24, 2010 03:48AM

8565 6/56
Sep 24, 2010 02:05AM

8565 Lyn M wrote: "I can't believe it has been two years, although, I haven't been around the whole time, but Congrats to Karen, Slayermel, and Luann for the great group.

1. Pick-a-shelf was the first group that I..."


Lyn, I am delighted that the cookbook has been of use to your family, it's definitely been one of my favourite things to be able to share here as well to be honest. We make the chocolate self saucing pudding nearly every weekend (and it tastes exactly like the real thing). Pick 'a' Shelf helped us share the love of the pudding Lyn!!!!!
Sep 22, 2010 06:56AM

8565 Lahni wrote: "Cam- I just added Kindred to my "to read" list. I had never heard of it before. Thanks."

You won't be sorry Lahni, it's really very special!......unbelievably sad & heart stoppingly scary. So authentic, I was right there with Dana every step of the way.
Sep 21, 2010 10:12PM

8565 1. What have I enjoyed most about this group? Without qn it has to be the people - I know it sounds sucky but as Lahni has stated above (& she's right onto it) - there is a lovely positive dynamic to the group.

2. Favourite book that I owe completely to Pick a Shelf is Kindred By Octavia E. Butler, I fluked it for Science Fiction month, as I had nothing on my Mt.Bedsidetable for that genre. I LOURVED it and now am working my way through Octavia's complete collection. YOU HAVE TO ADD THIS BOOK TO YOUR LISTS!!!!!!

3. For favourite challenge - Shelf
a Thon was the best & if we EVER do it again, (here, here, Sunflower) it will be too soon!!!!!!!!!

Will come back and answer the rest later have run out of time........xxxxxxx
Sep 19, 2010 08:05AM

8565 Books 5/56
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Sep 19, 2010 08:04AM

8565 5/56
Sep 15, 2010 06:14PM

8565 I should think so Lyn. I'm usually bringing up the rear so I'm all for celebratory gifts for those of us that are challenge challenged. And the CC goes to.......drum roll please............well the challenge isn't over yet, there is still time for you to shine my sweet!
Sep 15, 2010 03:14PM

8565 Am just flying here with
4/56 Books down. WOO!
Sep 11, 2010 05:07PM

8565 Books 3/56
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Sep 11, 2010 05:04PM

8565 Have had to add the rest of the 'Tomorrow When The War Began' Series to this (but I didn't want to take anything else off) in slotting the extra 6 books in. So I just straight out added them.
Sep 09, 2010 04:53PM

8565 Racing along here. Just finished Number 2 book for the challenge WOO HOO! Lyn eat my dust! (but in a nice way)
Sep 09, 2010 04:49PM

8565 Tasks 0/10
Books 2/50
Aug 17, 2010 04:29PM

8565 I read We Need To Talk About Kevin By Lionel Shriver. Found this quite hard going generally - which is no surprise due to the subject matter, but even more so during the first 100 pages or so due to the abstract vocab she chose to use for the narrator's voice the lead character Eva, the Mother of the infamous teenager/teen murderer, Kevin. Once I got beyond the show off language, I was completely sucked into Eva's brutal portrayal of parenthood to a child that is impossible to define. For a story that was all but spelled out on the cover, it reads surprisingly like a thriller, really well done - fantastic group read as you either love the characters or hate them, but you'll find it exceedingly hard not to talk about Kevin. 4 & a bit Stars ****+
Aug 17, 2010 04:17PM

8565 Tasks Completed 0/10
Total Books Read 1/50
Jul 04, 2010 03:58PM

8565 Finished One Day By David Nicholls a couple of days ago. Really enjoyed it - love this kind of structure to a book with short stories that make up the greater whole. The Story is of Dex & Em, Em & Dex. Two young people who meet the day of their graduation and live the next 20 years on that same day every year. Sits around 3 1/2 to 4 Stars.
Jul 01, 2010 06:21PM

8565 Read 5 books from your shelves you have not read
1. White Oleander - By Janet Fitch
2. If I Should Die Before I Wake - By Han Nolan
3. Room - By Emma Donoghue
4. Five Quarters Of The Orange - By Joanne Harris
5. The Help - By Kathryn Stockett

3/5

Read 11 books you have borrowed so you can return them and make room
1. Hunger Games - By Suzanne Collins
2. The Dark Blue 100-Ride Bus Ticket - By Margaret Mahy
3. The Helicopter Man - By Elizabeth Fensham
4. Guantanamo Boy - By Anna Perera
5. Tomorrow, When The War Began - By John Marsden
6. The Dead Of Night - By John Marsden
7. A Killing Frost - By John Marsden
8. Darkness Be My Friend - By John Marsden
9. Burning For Revenge - By John Marsden
10.The Night Is For Hunting - By John Marsden
11. The Other Side Of Dawn - John Marsden

7/11

Read 5 books recommended to you by a friend
1. The Lock Artist - By Steve Hamilton
2. Ghostbread - By Sonja Livingstone
3. Love & Other Near Death Experiences - by Mil Millington
4. Pretty Little Things - By Jillian Hoffman
5. Cold Comfort Farm - By Stella Gibbons

3/5

Read 5 books you have been dreading to read due to size, content or reviews
1. We Need To Talk About Kevin - By Lionel Shriver
2. The Road - By Cormac McCarthy
3. Carrion Comfort - By Dan Simons
4. The Count Of Monte Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas
5. Jane Eyre - By Charlotte Brontë

2/5

Read 5 books that have been on your TBR list the longest
1. Little Women - By Louisa May Alcott
2. Lady Chatterley's Lover - By D.H. Lawrence
3. Of Mice & Men - By John Steinbeck
4. Sense & Sensibility - By Jane Austin
5. Nineteen Eighty Four - By George Orwell

0/5

Read 5 off of your TBR list that are the shortest, that are not picture books
1. Dawn - By Elie Wiesel
2. Day - By Elie Wiesel
3. Underdog - By Markus Zusak
4. Fighting Ruben Wolf - By Markus Zusak
5. The Crying Of Lot 49 - By Thomas Pynchon

0/5

Spell something with at least 5 book titles (am going to use the classics list for this one)
1. Brothers Karamazov, The - By Fyodor Dosteovsky
2. Rebecca - By Daphne du Maurier
3. Anna Karenina - By Leo Tolstoy
4. Dr Jekyl & Mr Hyde - By Robert Louis Stevenson
5. Hound Of The Baskervilles, The - By Arthur Conan Doyle


0/5

Read 5 non-fiction Books
1. Columbine - Dave Cullen
2. White Coolies - Betty Jeffrey
3. Marching Powder - By Rusty Young
4. 28: Stories Of Aids In Africa - By Stephanie Nolan
5. Picking Cotton - By Jennifer Thompson-Cannino
6. The Diving Bell & The Butterfly - By Jean-Dominique Bauby
7. Nancy Wake - Peter Fitzsimons

3/7

Read 5 books from a series in order to complete some
1. The Scarpetta Factor - By Patricia Cornwell
2. Kindred In Death - By J.D. Robb
3. Fantasy In Death - By J.D. Robb
4. 206 Bones - By Kathy Reichs
5. Mortal Remains - By Kathy Reichs
6. Orange Crush - Tim Dorsey
7. The Chalk Circle Man - By Fred Vargas

2/7

Read 5 books started but never finished
1. A Prayer For Owen Meany - By John Irving
2. The Name Of the Rose - By Umberto Eco
3. Possession - By A.S. Byatt
4. Shadow Of the Wind - By Carlos Ruiz Zafón
5. The Red & The Black - By Stendhal

0/5

Total Tasks Completed: 0/10
Total Books Read: 20/60


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