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October (16 new)
Sep 14, 2014 08:37PM

8565 Amy wrote: "I have been doing the LOST challenge for a couple of years so I no longer have books on my TBR from the first year I joined GR.

That's what I like to hear, Amy! :)

Do I use the next oldest books on my TBR or go to the alternative: c...."

Please use the alternate option.
Sep 14, 2014 07:16PM

8565 October: Birthday Edition

Letter(s): PICKASHELF + 2 bonus
10 letters to spell out PICK A SHELF plus 2 freebie reads as long as they fit the shelves they are being claimed for. Letters do not have to be read in order of shelves (ie. P does not have to be for shelf #1; it can be for shelf #10)

Shelves:

1. fiction
2. mystery-and-crime
3. modern-fantasy
4. historical-novels
5. made-into-a-movie
6. marriage
7. espionage
8. animals-and-children
9. memoir-biography
10. fantasy-romance
11. ya-contemporary
12. strong-women

Categories:

a. Male Authors
b. Number of Pages: 401-500
c. Added to your to-read shelf in the first 12 months you joined GR*
d. Person on cover (partials acceptable)
e. Number of Pages: 100-200
f. Published in: 1900 - 1919
g. Female Authors
h. Multiple Authors (can be 2 -co-authors, OR many -for anthologies, etc)
i. Number of Pages: 600+
j. Cover is primarily dark colours (black, brown, dark blue etc) Think: Gloomy
k. Plant on cover (partials acceptable)
l. Published in: 1940 - 1959

*if you don’t maintain a to-read shelf of GR (as I know some of you don’t), here’s an alternative:

c. Books purchased / received more than 5^ years ago

^I'm just using 5 years as a gauge (PAS is also 5 yo!) -you are more than welcome to change this number to suit your books but 3 will be the lowest number. Please make a note of it on your thread if you are changing the number of years.

1. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness -Read 10/21
2. Step on a Crack by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge (h) -Read 12/17
3. Son by Lois Lowry (j) (k) -Read 12/16
4. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (i) -Read 10/11
5. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (c) (l. 1948) -Read 11/14
6. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty -Read 12/21
7. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad (a) (f. 1907) -Read 12/26
8. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (e) -Read 12/18
9. Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell
10. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness -Read 10/17
11. The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty -Read 11/10
12. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (b) (d) (g) -Read 10/14

11/12 as at 12/26
October (16 new)
Sep 14, 2014 04:52PM

8565 yep, 2014 is sprinting to an end already!
October (16 new)
Sep 14, 2014 04:06PM

8565 October: Birthday Edition

Letter(s): PICKASHELF + 2 bonus
10 letters to spell out PICK A SHELF plus 2 freebie reads as long as they fit the shelves they are being claimed for. Letters do not have to be read in order of shelves (ie. P does not have to be for shelf #1; it can be for shelf #10)

Shelves:

1. fiction
2. mystery-and-crime
3. modern-fantasy
4. historical-novels
5. made-into-a-movie
6. marriage
7. espionage
8. animals-and-children
9. memoir-biography
10. fantasy-romance
11. ya-contemporary
12. strong-women

Categories:

a. Male Authors
b. Number of Pages: 401-500
c. Added to your to-read shelf in the first 12 months you joined GR*
d. Person on cover (partials acceptable)
e. Number of Pages: 100-200
f. Published in: 1900 - 1919
g. Female Authors
h. Multiple Authors (can be 2 -co-authors, OR many -for anthologies, etc)
i. Number of Pages: 600+
j. Cover is primarily dark colours (black, brown, dark blue etc) Think: Gloomy
k. Plant on cover (partials acceptable)
l. Published in: 1940 - 1959

*if you don’t maintain a to-read shelf of GR (as I know some of you don’t), here’s an alternative:

c. Books purchased / received more than 5^ years ago

^I'm just using 5 years as a gauge (PAS is also 5 yo!) -you are more than welcome to change this number to suit your books but 3 will be the lowest number. Please make a note of it on your thread if you are changing the number of years.
Read Along: 1Q84 (134 new)
Sep 14, 2014 03:38PM

8565 Adrienne wrote: "I finished the section!!! I'm so proud. I finished in 24 hours. I am also jelly-brain.

I'm wondering about the importance of the two moons. Is Tengo writing the world that Aomame is living in? Tha..."


woo hoo, well done, Adrienne. Interesting read with a good pace makes an easy read, don't you think?

Not sure about that; Aomame seems to think the world around her has 'changed' including the moon but she hasn't ask anyone about the moon yet, unlike the uniform etc.
Read Along: 1Q84 (134 new)
Sep 14, 2014 03:33PM

8565 Susan wrote: "I've been puzzling about that, Tien. I found the section [spoilers removed] just too creepy. I still can't figure out who or what they are, or what they're trying to do in the world. Tengo's reflec..."

So far, we've heard of "Little People" from Tsubasa & Fuka-Eri who are both female...

and I think the creepy thing is rather about the dog (Bun)... was it the morning after the incident you mentioned there?

Also, I'm questioning Fuka-Eri's ability to judge good & evil as she seems a little airy-fairy, if you know what I mean.

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Introduce yourself (814 new)
Sep 11, 2014 04:42PM

8565 @Bea: I've just been and it seems fine?

@Cin: thanks for the heads up - I've just joined the group there too though it doesn't seem to be as active.

We usually have a main annual challenge in addition to some other ones and there is one planned for 2015 so be on the lookout :)
Read Along: 1Q84 (134 new)
Sep 11, 2014 03:53PM

8565 I've finished this week's reading and am enjoying it more & more! Do you find the pace to have picked up a lot this week?

I'm hoping that it won't slow down again next week seeing that it's the first half of book 2.

It's getting "curiouser and curiouser"! Would anyone like to speculate what these "Little People" are all about? Though based on Murakami's previous works, this could be anything! Hence the "magical realism" tags.
Read Along: 1Q84 (134 new)
Sep 11, 2014 03:39PM

8565 Congrats on the new job, Adrienne! how lovely to work in a library though I don't know how you'd concentrate surrounded by books, lol
Introduce yourself (814 new)
Sep 09, 2014 09:22PM

8565 Hey, Cindy - guess you decide to join in, ha ha

I don't think I've heard of Leafmarks before but it looked interesting! I like the 'leaves' and challenges bit... Might sign up to check out the site fully :)
Read Along: 1Q84 (134 new)
Sep 09, 2014 04:54PM

8565 I had to google & this is what wikipedia has to say:

1Q84 (One Q Eighty-Four or Q-teen Eighty-Four or ichi-kew-hachi-yon (いちきゅうはちよん Ichi-Kyū-Hachi-Yon?)) is a novel by Haruki Murakami, first published in three volumes in Japan in 2009–10...

The title is a play on the Japanese pronunciation of the year 1984 and a reference to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The letter Q and the Japanese number 9 (typically romanized as "kyū", but as "kew" on the book's Japanese cover) are homophones, which are often used in Japanese wordplay.


Isn't that interesting?!?!
Read Along: 1Q84 (134 new)
Sep 09, 2014 04:51PM

8565 Susan -it's actually a trilogy (3 books) :)

Check out this review -love the pie chart!
LOST - 2014 (175 new)
Sep 09, 2014 03:46PM

8565 I've just read 2 more within the last week (finished one this morning) so that's 8 of 10, woohoo, 2 more and I'll complete LOST this year :)

As it happened, I owned both books so I can reach for them anytime -the question is when, ha ha ha. I really want to finish this challenge though, before bub!
Sep 09, 2014 03:40PM

8565 @Amanda & Gemma

I've just finished book 3 (Messenger) and I really liked it.

It really doesn't matter whether you read book 1 or 2 first but you definitely will need to read book 2 before book 3 (preferably you've read book 1 before 3 as well though you can probably read book 1 after 3 -it'll read like a prequel).
Sep 08, 2014 03:18AM

8565 Amanda wrote: "I just picked up Gathering Blue from the library, but am still 11 in the queue for The Giver.

Tien, from what you wrote above, it won't matter too much if I read them out of order ?"


I think you should be okay to read out of order. They're so different.
Read Along: 1Q84 (134 new)
Sep 08, 2014 02:40AM

8565 Btw, that stabbing incident, do you think it could be (view spoiler)
Read Along: 1Q84 (134 new)
Sep 08, 2014 02:39AM

8565 Chapter 13

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Read Along: 1Q84 (134 new)
Sep 08, 2014 02:35AM

8565 Okay, I've flicked through to check.

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Read Along: 1Q84 (134 new)
Sep 07, 2014 04:08PM

8565 Coralie wrote: "In Chapter 12 [spoilers removed] I am assuming that that was Aomame."

oooh, you reckon? why would you assume it's Aomame?
I can't recall what specifically would give that impression?
Read Along: 1Q84 (134 new)
Sep 07, 2014 03:34PM

8565 i know, I was quite surprised that it was spelt out for us!


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