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Hi everyone. I am going to aim for 50 books in '09. That would, by far, blow away what I have read in any one of my adult years.

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Donna (DFiggz) You can do it Jeremy!!! As long as you stay away from a lot of large books like War & Peace!

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haha. At least I will be able to count that for '09.

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Donna (DFiggz) That is true! Good luck then

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Finally! The seal has been broken. Now I hope to pick up some speed.

1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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Kristen (Ravenskya) So what did you think of War and Peace?

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I liked it quite a bit. For the most part I didn't feel that it read slow (even thought it took me forever!) but at the beginning of the 2nd epilogue I started to lose my patience. I'm looking forward to reading another Tolstoy in which he stays away from the war side of things.

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Kristen (Ravenskya) I'm about half way through Ana Kerenina, and I think I can honestly say that I preferred War and Peace

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No!!!! I hope that I feel differently! :) Although, War and Peace was great, so it wouldn't even have to be AS good for it to be a good read.

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Kristen (Ravenskya) It seems so far to be about cheating on your spouses and farming...

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Does that ever seem like a popular topic for literature in that era!

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Donna (DFiggz) I think I should add my school books into my list because i am not getting any liesure reading done!!

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Of course you should! They are books and you read them!

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My goal might have been derailed by summer activity, but we'll see....

14. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
15. Watchmen by Alan Moore.
16. The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson.
17. New Spring by Robert Jordan.
18. The Poet by Michael Connelly.
19. The Shack by William P. Young.

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22. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse.
23. 1984 by George Orwell.
24. The Inner Sanctum by Stephen W. Frey.
25. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene.
26. Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien.

Just over halfway there! I need to kick into a higher gear to make it, though.

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message 32: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 23, 2009 12:45PM) (new)

34. Last Night in Twisted River A Novel by John Irving.
35. The Associate by John Grisham.
36. 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. (First Reads!!!)
37. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. (Free copy!!!)

So I am going to fall well short of my goal of 50. Best case is probably 39 by the end of next week. Still, I am happy with that and will probably just aim for the same next year.

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Thanks! I sure will have fun. 2009 was a great year of reading and I expect the same of 2010.

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38. God Is Dead by Ron Currie Jr..
39 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

The clock is ticking!

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