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Benjamin has completed his goal of reading 75 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 

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message 1: by Maria (new)

Maria Awesome! I knew you'd make it! There's even time for a couple more. :)


message 2: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin Thanks! :) I do feel that I'm cheating a little by reading a few graphic novels. I think I'll set a slightly lower goal for next year.


Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship Oh well, if Goodreads thinks it's a book, then it's a book, right? (I have one Kindle short story on my list, which definitely feels like cheating--but hey, if it's individually sold....)


message 4: by Tamara (new)

Tamara Woot! It even lists short stories sometimes, and it counts them...they can't all be a 1000 pages...


message 5: by Tamara (new)

Tamara Oh, hey, are you going to do a review of Osama? I didn't realize you'd read it. It's a weird one, i'd like to hear what people think of it.


message 6: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin You're right. If GR counts it, it counts.

Tamara wrote: "Oh, hey, are you going to do a review of Osama? I didn't realize you'd read it. It's a weird one, i'd like to hear what people think of it."

I hadn't planned on it, but let me see what I can come up. It was certainly interesting to be sure.


message 7: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin Tamara, I wrote a review for Osama. I'm not sure how coherent it is though. :P


message 8: by Tamara (new)

Tamara Well, it's not a very coherent book, is it?


message 9: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin True!


message 10: by sologdin (new)

sologdin [i]feel that I'm cheating a little by reading a few graphic novels. I think I'll set a slightly lower goal for next year. [/i]

now you're getting into goodreads-lawyering: if i read the first five Amber books as serial installments, and log them as five books for my Challenge!!!, am i kinda cheating, because the serials are short and furthermore available in a reasonably sized omnibus?


Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship Only cheating if you actually read the omnibus, then counted them individually. That's my vote anyway.


message 12: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin Er, I did do that with The Audran Sequence. I found a SFBC omnibus of Effinger's trilogy and then listed them as individual books. I had actually forgotten that I had done that.

But I refuse to feel bad about it!


message 13: by sologdin (new)

sologdin it is easier to write one review of an omnibus, rather than one for each individual crap installment of amber or elric.


Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship Oh well, maybe you cheated a little, but Goodreads challenges are not something to feel bad about! (And, they are real books after all.)


message 15: by Nathan (new)

Nathan Emma wrote: "Only cheating if you actually read the omnibus, then counted them individually. That's my vote anyway."

If I am reading an omnibus I count the individual books, but not the omnibus. I read it, I get credit!


message 16: by sologdin (new)

sologdin it is bizarre, the book-counting system. one might add the one-volume LotR or the .pdf of "the secret life of walter mitty" for the same weight.

it's a conspiracy dammit!


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