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message 1: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments How many books have you planned to finish this year?

Mine is 200 and now I am reading my 150th books.


message 2: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31379 comments I have the same goal: 200. But you've ready more than me :) I'm at 146 - currently reading # 147 (audio), #148 (chunkster) & #149 - quick read :)

Good luck, Gisbelle! Seems like you'll reach it very soon!


message 3: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Thanks Trisha :) Probably because most of my books are only around 300 pages. I've read only books over 500 pages a handful this year.
What is that audio you listen to? I am listening to Eclipse now.


message 4: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia (DrCicle) | 272 comments Ok dont judge me on my goal but it's 3. I love to read but I get half way through then lose it and then I sart a new book or the same book but forgot where I was and start over. But im on my 3rd one now so im doing better


message 5: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Ceci (Sprinkles) wrote: "Ok dont judge me on my goal but it's 3..."

Nah... It's ok. No matter how big or how small your goal is, as long as you commit to that. My goal last year was only 25 :) and I get sidetracked too, most of the time.


message 6: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia (DrCicle) | 272 comments Ah. I think I lost my book again! Dang!


message 7: by Jan Bethel (new)

Jan Bethel (jan_bitz) | 108 comments I wanted to read more this year. I actually wanted to set my goal to 100 books. But I know I can't do that because being a senior in college means having a pretty hectic schedule. Not to mention most of my time is spent on our Thesis. haha! So as of now, my goal is only 50 books.


message 8: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Jan Bethel wrote: "I wanted to read more this year...."
And how many have you finished? 50 is not so bad considering it's your final year in college. During my senior year, I think I'd read no more than 20 :D

Ceci (Sprinkles) wrote: "Ah. I think I lost my book again! Dang!"

Lol.. come on girl :)


message 9: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia (DrCicle) | 272 comments Oh wait I know where it is. My friend stole her. Ill kill her! Im also really busy. I just started high school and I have to keep my grades up because last year I got 3 F's


message 10: by Jan Bethel (new)

Jan Bethel (jan_bitz) | 108 comments haha! I have read 36 books so far. But some of those I only read halfway because I lost interest. I'm planning on increasing my goal, maybe.


message 11: by Gisbelle (last edited Sep 03, 2012 09:42PM) (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Jan Bethel wrote: "haha! I have read 36 books so far..."
Sure thing. My previous goal this year was 150. I just increased it last month.

Ceci (Sprinkles) wrote: "Oh wait I know where it is. My friend stol..."
Good luck girl :) And wish you get away with it after killing your friend lol...


message 12: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia (DrCicle) | 272 comments I will my family grew up in the police system so im good.....lol


message 13: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Ceci (Sprinkles) wrote: "I will my family grew up in the police system so im good.....lol"
hahaha... I am envious!!!


message 14: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia (DrCicle) | 272 comments Lots of people are. Now I just started reading another book 3 seconds ago.


message 15: by Laura (last edited Sep 04, 2012 05:21AM) (new)

Laura (HypnoticX) | 746 comments My goal is: 100, on #68. but at the rate im currently reading may end up changing later on, to lower or higher don't know yet.


message 16: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Laura wrote: "My goal is: 100, on #68. but at the rate im currently r..."

There are still 4 more months to go. I think you can reach it.


message 17: by Laura (new)

Laura (HypnoticX) | 746 comments Thanks I hope so :) ~


message 18: by Carly (last edited Sep 04, 2012 07:24PM) (new)

Carly Fries | 59 comments My goal was 50, because I never thought I could actually reach it, but I ended up reading over 50 books by May. Then I stopped reading for awhile since I had already passed my goal. I'm counting on the September-October contest to motivate me to read more! :)


message 19: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Carly wrote: "My goal was 50, because I never thought I could actually reach it, but I ended up reading over 50 books by May. Then I..."

Great! You can always update your goal :)


message 20: by Jenny (last edited Sep 11, 2012 07:29PM) (new)

Jenny Foley | 6 comments my goal is 20. I would make it more but I have only read 5 books that I can remember this year. :(


message 21: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments and how many have you read so far?


message 22: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Foley | 6 comments Only five. I'm afraid I have been lagging on my duties as a book worm


message 23: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Jenny wrote: "Only five. I'm afraid I have been lagging on my duties as a book worm"

haha :) Don't worry. We bookworms have to stick together, so you won't be punished or anything x)
Besides, there are a few months left, so who knows? Maybe you can make it :) I root for you!


message 24: by Katie (new)

Katie (ohcakey) I want to make it 50 but I only started towards the end of Summer properly enjoying reading again so I doubt I'd make that - that will be next years target I think. So I think I'm going to go for 30 and I've already read 20 in 2012.


message 25: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Katie wrote: "I want to make it 50 but I only started towards the end of Summer properly enjoying reading again so I doubt I'd make that - that will be next years target I think. So I think I'm going to go for 3..."

Nice! I'm sure you are going to reach the goal. You'll probably end up reading even more than 30 books. It happened to me last year.


message 26: by Haylee' Marie (new)

Haylee' Marie  (Beastly-Marie) | 105 comments my goal is 200 by end of the 2012...only has read 120 started in June


message 27: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Haylee' Marie wrote: "my goal is 200 by end of the 2012...only has read 120 started in June"

Impressive :)


message 28: by Katie (new)

Katie (ohcakey) Haylee' Marie wrote: "my goal is 200 by end of the 2012...only has read 120 started in June"

How do you read so fast? :o


message 29: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Yeah... Give us some tips :) As for me, it depends on the book. If it's interesting, I can finish it in one or two day.


message 30: by Katie (new)

Katie (ohcakey) Mine's the time I have/if I'm really enjoying it. I work 9-5 so try and read when I can but I average about 4 days for a really good book.


message 31: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Yeah, that's why. I have more free time than you.


message 32: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31379 comments I've definitely started getting through books quicker when I had two going - but I'd get too confused if they were both paper books.

So, now I have an audio going and I have a book. It helps me keep the plots and characters separate AND I've found I read a lot more than I usually would.

LOL! I also listen to an audio book while I clean the house! It actually makes me look forward to cleaning sometimes when the book is really good! :D lol


message 33: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Trisha wrote: "I've definitely started getting through books quicker when I had two going - but I'd get too c..."

You ARE a greedy reader too :) Now I have started 3 books and an audio. Well, yeah, I love that part about audio. We can do stuff and enjoy the book at the same time :)
What's the audio book you are listening too? As for me, it's book 3 of Twilight.


message 34: by Katie (new)

Katie (ohcakey) I could never read more than one book at a time, I wouldn't be able to keep up with all the stories.


message 35: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Katie wrote: "I could never read more than one book at a time, I wouldn't be able to keep up with all the stories."

I see what you mean, Katie. I only read more than one book when the first one is getting too boring.


message 36: by Sapir (new)

Sapir | 138 comments How do you guys read so many books?! My goal at the beginning of the year was 50 books, but about two monthes ago I realized there's no chance I'm going to complete it, so I changed it to 35. If i'll keep with my current pace I'll be able to complete it...
I wish I could read 100-200 books a year, but how is it even possible?!


message 37: by Katie (new)

Katie (ohcakey) Sapir wrote: "How do you guys read so many books?! My goal at the beginning of the year was 50 books, but about two monthes ago I realized there's no chance I'm going to complete it, so I changed it to 35. If i'..."

I know right, either they read super fast or have a lot of time to read. I'd love more time to read, and I use what I can regardless.


message 38: by Gisbelle (last edited Sep 20, 2012 02:44AM) (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Sapir, A few people I know here on goodreads have read over 300 books this year already. This makes my goal of 200 seems so puny in comparison.


message 39: by Birdie (new)

Birdie (purple_feather22) | 294 comments My goal is 80 but I'm considering upping it because I'm already at 69 books. Not sure I'll set it to 100 but I'm thinking about it.


message 40: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments I think you can reach 100 :)


message 41: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Solosod | 24 comments yayks! i think from January until this day, I've only read 52 books. ehhehe im planing to read 1 book per day. ( no resting! hahaha)


message 42: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Anthony wrote: "yayks! i think from January until this day, I've only read 52 books. ehhehe im planing to read 1 book per day. ( no resting! hahaha)"

That'd be great if you could :) Last July, I read about 29 books, so I don't think it is impossible to achieve


message 43: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Solosod | 24 comments whoah! that's cool. but i'm quite busy right now. i'm a student. you know students have many ( as in many! ) school works. hehehe


message 44: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Anthony wrote: "whoah! that's cool. but i'm quite busy right now. i'm a student. you know students have many ( as in many! ) school works. hehehe"

Oh yeah... I am a teacher. Go figure X)


message 45: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Solosod | 24 comments you serious?? weh??


message 46: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments lol...why so surprise? I finished university already and have been teaching for about 2 years now :)


Angel / YA rules!/ | 123 comments mine is 100 and i've read 83 so far... =)


message 48: by Gisbelle (new)

Gisbelle | 27303 comments Angel / YA rules!/ wrote: "mine is 100 and i've read 83 so far... =)"

Nice one Angel :)


message 49: by Haylee' Marie (new)

Haylee' Marie  (Beastly-Marie) | 105 comments Katie wrote: "Haylee' Marie wrote: "my goal is 200 by end of the 2012...only has read 120 started in June"

How do you read so fast? :o"


NO IDEA...when i read my ears block out everything! likke literally and i cant hear a thing all i hear is my book (ik..sounds weird)


message 50: by Haylee' Marie (new)

Haylee' Marie  (Beastly-Marie) | 105 comments Gisbelle wrote: "Yeah... Give us some tips :) As for me, it depends on the book. If it's interesting, I can finish it in one or two day."

All i ever read is Sci-Fi, romance, paranormal, supernatural...etc..
one key to reading fast is TALKING FAST..i talk really fast so it depends if u get things easily or not its hard to explain


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