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Dec 30, 2014 07:20PM

8565 stop it with the 'I'm retired now' boasts... I've still a few decades to go ;p

ha ha ha... you guys deserve it, of course... you've done your share whilst I've still got mine to do!

I'm glad you are all enjoying being challenged this year! I'm planning for the 2015 game to start in Feb so we can have a bit of a break plus some of us still have to complete Dec Card -so take a breather if you'd like or I'm sure there are plenty of other challenges to sink your teeth into.
Dec 30, 2014 07:14PM

8565 Bea wrote: "Lucky, I think. Wide interests and plenty of books already selected for 2016, 2017, 2018 Moving Mountains Ch..."

ha ha ha, you're planning way ahead of time, I see ;p
LOST - 2015 (38 new)
Dec 30, 2014 07:11PM

8565 Aww, shucks, Susan :D

I think you'll find upcoming game to be a lot more flexible so you should be able to fit in your LOST books :)
and even Moving Mt too!
Introduce yourself (820 new)
Dec 30, 2014 07:06PM

8565 Hey, Ebony! Congrats on finishing your Masters!

He must've been real persuasive to get you to store away your books!
Dec 30, 2014 01:42AM

8565 Dee wrote: "i'm going with 10 for now, but I can easily continue once I conquer those ;)"

Heya, Dee, good to see you here :)
Dec 30, 2014 01:41AM

8565 Bea wrote: "OK, I did do my selection wrong. However, when I re-did the list in the correct manner, it was again never-ending (up to 36 and still going) with many of the same books and shelves on it; just a di..."

not sure whether you're lucky or un-lucky... you can stop anytime, Bea ;)
Dec 30, 2014 01:35AM

8565 That's it for me this year... I've completed 9 cards which is twice more than I ever expected to do!
I've 7 books left for August and didn't even read November at all... then I have December to read in Jan. I may just continue on to complete it on my own steam.
Dec 30, 2014 01:34AM

8565 October:

Letter(s): PICKASHELF + 2 bonus

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 -Read 12/28
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

COMPLETED as at 12/28/14
Dec 30, 2014 01:33AM

8565 Charity wrote: "I finished January's card :-) But I have to wait until Monday to post because my most updated Scattershelves list is on my work computer....oops. Just so excited I finished 1 before the New Year!! ..."

Ha ha ha! Good job on getting one Card completed! I know it's tough with life commitments plus other reading challenges ;p
Socializing (130 new)
Dec 30, 2014 01:28AM

8565 @Amanda: great to see you back! And good to know that it was just work / busy-ness in general that's keeping you away. I bet you're really missing reading :)

@Bea: aw, sad about Cher -so hard to let them go but it's about what's best for them, isn't it. At least, she's not in any more pain.

& yay for you & Ed! Keep positive xo
Dec 27, 2014 01:33AM

8565 LynnB wrote: "I stopped at 15 as I think that's probably a good goal, but I will add more if I have time at the end of the year. "

Very sensible of you, LynnB!
Dec 26, 2014 06:36PM

8565 LynnB wrote: "Um, I'm really confused here (not unusual!). In instructions 2&3 you mention "2014" as being the next shelf, but I don't see that even shown. Wouldn't it be either the "kindle" (down one) or "finis..."

Eep, I was worried that the shelves will change! And it has. The way it is now, you're right, it should be 'kindle'

I did my list a couple of weeks ago in preparation to posting this thread so um, looks like some changes happened :p

Sorry about the confusion, LynnB. But, err, I don't think I'll change my list as it took me a while to do in the first place
Dec 26, 2014 03:49PM

8565 I've done my list so you can follow it as an example, if you're still a little unclear...

My last book is What Alice Forgot

1 - 2014: The Husband's Secret
2 - fiction: The Poisonwood Bible
3 - historical-fiction: World Without End
4 - historical: Leviathan
5 - YA: Matched
6 - romance: Fallen Too Far
7 - contemporary-romance: Pushing the Limits
8 - kindle: 11.22.63
9 - fantasy: Scarlet
10 - dystopia: Crossed
11 - science-fiction: Blameless
12 - own: The Lost Symbol
13 - mystery-thriller: The Secret History
14 - novels: The Invention of Wings
15 - wishlist: Telegraph Avenue
16 - favorites: Shadow and Bone
17 - ya-fantasy: Falling Kingdoms
18 - read-in-2013: Unravel Me
19 - to-buy: On the Jellicoe Road
20 - 2011: The Goddess Test
21 - ebook: Dare You To
22 - read-2013: The Shining Girls
23 - adult-fiction: Lexicon
24 - audiobook: Remarkable Creatures
25 - read-in-2010: The Slap
26 - book-group: We Need New Names
27 - adult: Where Rainbows End
28 - my-books: A Bend in the Road
29 - sparks-Nicholas: FINIS
Dec 26, 2014 03:44PM

Dec 26, 2014 03:42PM

8565 1. What was the last book you’ve read for Moving Mountains 2014? Or, if you didn’t read any, what was the last book you’ve finished reading in 2014. Go to that book page

Example: my last book for Moving Mountains 2014 was What Alice Forgot

2. Go to ‘See Top Shelves...’
Look to the right side of the book page, underneath the advertisement

Example: https://www.goodreads.com/work/shelve...

3. Your next book to be read will be from 1st shelf shown (NOT counting to-read & currently-reading shelves) – Down then Over

Example: from above, the shelf is “2014”.

Note: instead of clicking on the link, as it will take you to the genre page, follow step #4 below.

4. Go to: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf and type in your shelf to find that particular shelf page. Any “-“ will usually mean a space. Make sure the top of your page shows: Shelves>...>Popular... Books

Example: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...

5. Pick the book that is ALREADY on your to-read shelf. if you wish, you may place further conditions; ie. Books you already have at home or on your e-reader etc. Be mindful, sometimes, this condition may make it harder for you BUT this could be another potentional goal for your reading this year.

Example: I chose The Husband's Secret

6. From this (above) book page, go to ‘See Top Shelves...’

Example: https://www.goodreads.com/work/shelve...

7. Your next book to be read will be from 2nd shelf shown (not counting to-read / currently-reading shelves) – Down the left column then Over to the top of the middle column and so on

if #2 shelf is the same as #1, go one below (or however many below) for a shelf that you haven't yet read from. In my example, #2 is also '2014' so I'm going to use the third shelf shown as my #2, 'fiction'

Example: (fiction) https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...

8. Pick a book from above shelf

9. Repeat these steps by going down the Top Shelves listed on the last book until you have either reached the end (ie. There is no #(x+1) shelf on your last book’s Top Shelves OR there is no book already on your to-read shelf that’s shown the shelf you are to read from).

Note: in my example above, I had to use 3rd shelf shown as #2, however I'd still use 3rd shelf shown as #3, if it's unique -ie. I've not read from it yet

10. Try to pick a book which will give you a different shelf each time. There may be some repeats at the beginning which is why it’s all the more important that you try to aim for different shelves to begin with.

The challenge widget can be found, here
LOST - 2015 (38 new)
Dec 26, 2014 03:31PM

8565 @Amanda: I loved A Fine Balance! It's also a brick of a book so good luck but you should be fine as it's an awesome book.

@Charity: I've not finished The Mortal Instruments either... got 5 & 6 to go though I'm not in any hurry since I wasn't too captured by the whole story. I have finished The Infernal Devices though and it was bittersweet for me. I prefer this historical better than the present (Mortal Instrument).
Dec 26, 2014 03:18PM

8565 Hi everyone, sorry this thread is late... I've been without proper internet connection for about a week. I hope all you have had a great Christmas

Thanks, Lyndi, for our first shelf of 2015: (audiobook

Have you tried listening to audiobooks before? If not, this may be a good chance to give it a go.

If you love audiobooks, maybe you can recommend a book that's really good as audio... or your fave narrator!
Shelf Picker (1230 new)
Dec 18, 2014 02:33PM

8565 Hi Lyndi, is this shelf (audiobook) okay?

I don't want to limit the 'reading' to audiobooks either...

I always have an audiobook ready on my phone in case I have time to myself (ie. driving with only myself in the car, etc) and usually I'd set my phone to play about 15 mins before I sleep... like LynnB I usually find myself spacing out / falling asleep so missing a bit of the audiobook lol
Dec 17, 2014 04:30PM

8565 Matt wrote: "Good deal! Has it already been posted?"

Not yet... soon, Matt, soon :)
Shelf Picker (1230 new)
Dec 17, 2014 04:29PM

8565 Thanks, Bea!

Yay, Lyndi, looking forward to our first shelf of 2015 :)

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