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message 1: by Crusader (last edited Dec 30, 2012 01:22AM) (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
I haven't set any specific goals for 2012. I'm hoping to make it to 125 books, but I'll see how it goes.

I'm also cutting down on challenge participation. I want to take a more leisurely approach to my reading. I'm under enough pressure when it comes to review copies, so I'm planning to take the rest easy.

Completed Challenges:
Terry Pratchett Challenge
Paint by Numbers Challenge
Epic Challenge Jan - Mar: 4,372


Totals:
January - 9 books, 3,456 p
February - 4 books, 2,455 p
March - 7 books, 3,157 p
April - 7 books, 2,972 p
May - 2 books, 745 p
July - 3 books, 1,396 p
August - 2 books, 607 p
November - 1 book, 438 p
Dec - 6 books, 2,170p

133 short stories


Lauren Smith | 6386 comments Mod
Why the doom then?


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
Didn't you know the world is supposed to end in 2012? Hence the doom.


Lauren Smith | 6386 comments Mod
Oh, right :)


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
1: Blood of Elves: 314p - 6/10


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
2: The Dragon Reborn: 674p - 7/10


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
3: Hogfather: 440p 8/10

1,428p


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
4: Wyrd Sisters: 330p - 7/10

1,758p


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
5: Witches Abroad: 350p - 6.5/10

2,108p


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
6: Maskerade: 350p - 7/10

2,458


message 11: by Crusader (last edited Jan 22, 2012 09:38AM) (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
7: The Omen Machine: 525p - 5.5/10

2,983p


Barbara | 4347 comments Mod
Did you write a review of this book? I am very interested to hear what you thought about it. I loved the SoT series but the last three books were not what I had hoped and I am a bit hesitant about reading this book especially since it has gotten a lot of low ratings.


message 13: by Crusader (last edited Jan 18, 2012 11:51AM) (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
I'm busy with getting a review written, but it's a struggle. Hopefully I'll have something ready by Monday.

The short of it is that it's not really all that great. Read if you are a huge fan of the series and want to read everything SoT related, otherwise you won't be missing out too much.


Barbara | 4347 comments Mod
Sometimes even if you're a huge fan it is better not to read everything so you can still appreciate the good parts of something and not have everything spoiled.
But I will definitely read your review when you have it done and will think some more about reading the book.


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
8: Prador Moon: 222p - 8/10

3,205 p


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
9: Shadow of the Scorpion: 341p - 8/10

3,456 p


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
10: The Gabble and Other Stories: 366p - 7/10

3,822 p


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
11: The Shadow Rising: 980p - 8/10

Slow going for the most part, but the last chapters made up for it.

4,802 p


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
12: Primordium: 379p - 7/10

5,181


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
13: The Dwarves: 730p - 7/10

5,911


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
14: The Fires of Heaven: 963p - 7/10

6,874


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
15: Year's Best SF 6: 500p - 6.5/10

7,374


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
16: Tick Tock: 311p - 6.5/10

7,685


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
17: Breeding Ground: 220p - 5/10

7,905


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
18. The Face Of Fear: 300 - 6.5/10

8,205


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
19: Immoral: 471 - 6.5/10

8,676


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
20: Snow Blind: 392 - 6.5/10

9,068


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
21: The Graveyard Book: 312 - 6.5/10

9,380


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
22. A Monster Calls: 200 - 8/10

9,580


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
23. Lord of Chaos: 986 - 6/10

10,566


message 31: by Crusader (last edited Apr 15, 2012 06:41AM) (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
24. Blue Remembered Earth: 505p - 8/10

11,071


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
25. Death of a Saint: 346p - 7.5/10

11,417


message 33: by Crusader (last edited Apr 27, 2012 01:44AM) (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
26. 3001: the final odyssey: 272p - 6/10
[Counts for ATYRT + 4 for series)

11,689


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
27: Robots: 351p - 6/10

Farewell to Master & The Second Variety stood out.

12,040


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
28: The Best Horror of the Year: 375p 6/10

12,415


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
29: The Hunger Games: 370 - 6/10

12,785


message 37: by Crusader (last edited Jul 09, 2012 12:14PM) (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
finally an update. It's too two months but I'm done.

30: The War of the Dwarves: 716 - 5/10


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
31: Earth Unaware: 356 - 8/10

13,857


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
32:Ender's Game: 324 - 8/10

14,181


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
33: Brave New World: 229 - 7/10

14,410


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
35: Stormdancer: 438 - 7/10

15,226


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
36. The New Space Opera 2: 624 - 7.5/10

15,852


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
37. The Fault in Our Stars: 330 - 7/10

38. The Perks of Being a Wallflower: 230 - 6/10

16,412


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
39. I Am Legend: 162 - 7.5/10

16,574


message 46: by Crusader (last edited Dec 27, 2012 08:37AM) (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
40. Predator: 466 - 7/10

17,040


Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2239 comments Mod
41: The Increment: 358 - 5.5/10

17,398


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