Pick-a-Shelf discussion

120 views
Games - General Thread > LOST - 2013

Comments Showing 1-50 of 194 (194 new)    post a comment »
« previous 1 3 4

message 1: by Tien (last edited Jan 03, 2013 02:00PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
LOST: Longest On Shelf To-read

Here is the thread for 2013.

For Newcomers: Welcome!! The challenge is to list 10 of the ‘oldest’ books on your TBR and read them in 2013.

If you're interested in the GR Challenge Widget for this challenge, go here


message 2: by Tien (last edited Sep 11, 2013 03:21PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
The last couple of years, I've limited my list to stand alone books. But this coming year, I'm just going to include series and it looks like the 10 oldest books on my to-read list is serial!

1. Dreams of the Ringed Vale (Luthiel’s Song #1) -Read 01/04
2. Warlock: A Novel of Ancient Egpyt (Ancient Egypt #3) -Read 05/10
3. The Quest (Ancient Egypt #4) -Read 06/10
4. The Stone Key (The Obernewtyn Chronicles #5) -Read 02/04
5. The Dragons Queens (Mystique Trilogy #2) -Read 06/17
6. The Black Madonna (Mystique Trilogy #3) -Read 08/06
7. The Red Necklace (French Revolution #1) -Read 01/12
8. The Dark Mirror (The Bridei Chronicles #1) Given up 07/04
9. The Named (Guardians of Time #1) -Read 05/01
10. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Read 06/20
11. Oscar and Lucinda - Read 09/05

Am happy with this list as 5 books are by Aussie women writers which should gel well with my AWW2013 challenge :)


message 4: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
ooh, Galileo's Daughter was interesting!

When I was reading Chocolat, all I could picture in my head was... Johnny Depp LOL -what a big suprise!


message 5: by Bea (last edited Jul 01, 2015 03:28AM) (new)

Bea | 4410 comments Mod
I am starting a new list for 2013. I am tired of my first 13, which I am still working on. LOL

0. Les Misérables Read 9//26/14
1. The Passage Read 1/23/15
2. Little Bee Read 3/19/13
3. Fall of Giants Read 5/5/15
4. The World Is Bigger Now: An American Journalist's Release from Captivity in North Korea . . . A Remarkable Story of Faith, Family, and Forgiveness Read 2/6/15
5. Ghost Singer Read 8/27/14
6. Absolute Fear Read 10/15/13
7. Maine Read 6/30/15
8. The House Next Door Read 5/15/15
9. Outlander Read 7/1/15
10. Aunt Dimity Down Under Read 10/24/13

FINISHED!


message 6: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited May 01, 2013 02:30PM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2801 comments Mod
Is the book very different from the movie?

Sooooo - I'm pretty sure that I can just copy my 2012 list and be good. That's how bad I did on the 2012 challenges.

as stated, here is the list. I only read one from my list last year, lol.
1. The Secret Life of Bees finished 4/29/2013 4.5 stars
2. The Poisonwood Bible
3. The Kite Runner
4. Amagansett by Mark Mills
5. The Fire
6. The Mists of Avalon
7. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms
8. I Am the Messenger
9. The Way of the Traitor
10. Déjà Dead


message 7: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
Lyn M wrote: "Is the book very different from the movie?"

From what I remember vaguely, there are quite a few pointed differences (esp. character wise)


message 8: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
@Bea, I thought you started Les Mis this year? So just finishing it off in the new year?

The Passage & Little Bee were really good and of course, I loved Outlander!


message 9: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments i need to finish up les mis in 2013 - I got distracted part of the way through Marius - epic fail on the buddy read...lol!


message 10: by Bea (last edited Dec 20, 2012 05:34PM) (new)

Bea | 4410 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "@Bea, I thought you started Les Mis this year? So just finishing it off in the new year?

The Passage & Little Bee were really good and of course, I loved Outlander!"


I have been reading Les Mis all year! In dribs and drops....but I am bound and determined to finish it. I actually like the story but the book is hard to handle being small and very thick...and hard to actually hold! Plus being a library book, I am extra careful as it is a paperback. Maybe I need my own copy.


message 11: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
I think hosting a Les Mis read along really pushed me to make sure that I finish by due date!

Maybe that's what I should do to get motivated about all other Monster Reads ;)


message 12: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments i was doing really good the first two books, and then I missed a couple of nights of reading because i was sick, and I just never picked it up again - its staring at me...


message 13: by Bea (last edited Dec 20, 2012 05:45PM) (new)

Bea | 4410 comments Mod
And, I got sidetracked with dog's death, husband's tumor and my own need for a breast biopsy. Just has not been a good time since October for reading. (not to mention that workload is increasing and harder and harder to keep up - especially with my over-stressed mind!) I had to put Les Mis down and look for quick, light reads.

But, I want to finish it before I see the play.


message 15: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1600 comments Bea wrote: "And, I got sidetracked with dog's death, husband's tumor and my own need for a breast biopsy. Just has not been a good time since October for reading. (not to mention that workload is increasing ..."

Bea, it sounds like you've had a tough year. I'm amazed you've done any reading. Hope things are better in 2013 for you!


message 16: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
@Bea -I am also amazed that you are still participating in quite a number of challenges! But, I guess it's a good sort of distraction when you need it :)

Hoping 2013 treats you & your family lots better!


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2801 comments Mod
@Bea - wow sounds like you have had quite a few months. I hope things improve for you all soon.

As for Les Mis - I don't have a good excuse, and I am pretty sure that I read less than any if you did, lol. I like the idea of the read-a-longs, though. It works really well for the Chunksters.


message 18: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4410 comments Mod
Thanks, everyone. I figure 2013 has to improve and Armagadden just does not shake me at all. I mean, look at the books I have left to read!


message 19: by Susan (last edited Oct 22, 2013 08:18AM) (new)

Susan | 3405 comments Mod
The African Quest
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America- finished 3/29
Hush
Prism - finished 10/21
The Memory Keeper's Daughter- finished 1/28
Rainbow's End- finished 6/4
Double Helix- finished 2/28
The Danish Girl- finished 2/10
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch - finished 8/18
Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
Impact
Wicked

completed 7/10
last updated 10/22/13


message 20: by Candiss (last edited Dec 26, 2013 05:43PM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) I stalled out on #10 of my 2012 list, but that's still 9 books checked off my TBR. I want to finish all 10 for 2013!

These have all been on my shelf for several years.

Beloved (April 16)
We (April 25)
Lolita (August 13)
And Then There Were None (October 14)
The Golden Compass (November 4)
China Mountain Zhang (November 14)
Of Mice and Men (December 26)
The Sun Also Rises (September 5)
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (December 23)
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (December 1)

FINISHED December 26


message 21: by Ebony (new)

Ebony Taylor | 95 comments Ive picked 10 from the first 2 pages of my to-read list. Most of them are within the top 20, but I wanted my list to be a bit of a mix, and I shelved a whole heap of classics all at once, so I skipped a few of these. Tien, I notice you have the chrestomanci chronicles on your list, i read i think the first one years ago and really liked it, but couldnt remember the name until just now, your list jolted my memory, onto my to-read shelf it goes!

Shakespeare After All
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
Plymouth Plantation 1620 - 1647
A Suitable Boy
The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir
Remembering Babylon
On Liberty
North and South
Animal Farm
Gone with the Wind


message 22: by Amy (last edited Dec 02, 2013 08:54AM) (new)


message 23: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
@Ebony:
The Happiest Refugee is the first book for my f2f bookclub book next year and I've heard really good things about it so am really looking forward to finally readint it! We'll be meeting at a friend's place and we're planning on having some rice paper rolls and three bean drink on the day! Yum! Can't wait ;)

I've also got A Suitable Boy on my shelf for ages! I've taken it out several times for never really read very much at all. Interested in buddy read? If so, let me know which month you'd like to do it in :)


message 24: by Ebony (last edited Dec 24, 2012 12:57AM) (new)

Ebony Taylor | 95 comments Tien, Ive gotten half-way through Happiest Refugee before, and it's really good. Ahn is a very funny man, but he is also very good at conveying the emotional and difficult parts of his story. I think I put it down because I had uni assessments due and I was getting strange looks in the library when I was reading it and giggling instead of writing essays! I also saw a documentary not long ago, called "Ahn does Vietnam" where he returned to Vietnam and tried to imagine his life if they hadnt come to Australia, which was really interesting as well.

A buddy read for A Suitable Boy sounds great! I was recommended this book by my english lecturer last year, he was amazed at how quickly I read (was the first to finish the assigned novel for the unit, and it was a real bore too, Voss by Patrick White, only read it so quick cos I knew it needed to be read for the 50% essay!) so said I should try this one, he thinks I may have the stamina required for it! If we aim to read it in July, does that suit you?


message 25: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
Ebony wrote: "Tien, Ive gotten half-way through Happiest Refugee before, and it's really good. Ahn is a very funny man, but he is also very good at conveying the emotional and difficult parts of his story. I t..."

I saw bits & pieces of it when it's on tv - it's really funny cuz he's just such a funny guy, he definitely found his life's calling ha ha ha

July sounds good, I have plenty of other books to keep me occupied til then LOL - are you aiming for the winter's holiday? To hibernate with a chunkster and not come out til you've finished reading it ;)


message 26: by Ebony (new)

Ebony Taylor | 95 comments Exactly! Haha, it also coincides with uni break, I should have at least 4 weeks break from study so will have the time to read it.


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

I would love to join in a buddy read for A suitable boy! Can I?
I have been recommended the book by Soo many people.


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

And I will post my list later,luckily my last 10 books are easily readable.


message 29: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
Karen wrote: "I would love to join in a buddy read for A suitable boy! Can I?
I have been recommended the book by Soo many people."


Of course, you can, Karen. We'll set up a separate thread in July :)


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Thank you Tien :)
July works for me too !


message 31: by CassieV (last edited Jul 23, 2013 01:09PM) (new)

CassieV | 245 comments I'm like Ebony, I tend to shelve a lot of the same type of things at a time, so this is a mish-mash of my oldest 30...

1. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
2. The Pilgrim's Progress
3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
4. Les Misérables
5. French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure
6. Queen of Babble
7. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
8. The Iron King
9. Beauty<---My library doesn't have this! so I'm switching to: The Scarlet Pimpernel
10. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


message 32: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
A great selection of books there, CassieV.
I enjoyed Crazy Love, managed to finish Les Mis, and have re-read Beauty last year. Enjoy!


message 33: by CassieV (new)

CassieV | 245 comments Tien wrote: "A great selection of books there, CassieV.
I enjoyed Crazy Love, managed to finish Les Mis, and have re-read Beauty last year. Enjoy!"


Thanks :), tried to pick some that were easier and some that were more difficult (cough...Les mis...) in case I get bogged down. The Iron King is on the magic shelf, too, so I'll get to double up with that one!


message 34: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
Sorry, I'm late - I've created the Challenge Widget, if you're interested.


message 35: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1600 comments Tien wrote: "Sorry, I'm late - I've created the Challenge Widget, if you're interested."

Thanks for doing that. I'm using it!


message 36: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
Oh, I'm being good! I've read my first LOST book within the first week of January ;)

Now, can I keep this up?!?


message 37: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1600 comments Tien wrote: "Oh, I'm being good! I've read my first LOST book within the first week of January ;)
Now, can I keep this up?!?"


Good going, Tien!
umm... I've thought about picking one from my LOST list up twice now, but haven't done so ... does that partly count? It was sincerely thought about, lol :)


message 38: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
LynnB wrote: "Good going, Tien!
umm... I've thought about picking one from my LOST ..."


LOL, that doesn't bode well for your LOST list, at all, LynnB!


message 39: by [deleted user] (new)

My list- pretty easy as all are historical romances.
Im changing some books to the first in their series, so deleting them and adding the first , which would affect my TBR listing , I dont think it will matter right?

1.Princess Charming
2.How to Capture a Countess
3.The Princess and the Peer
4.The Lady Risks All
5.Whisper of Scandal
6.Sinful Surrender
7.A Rogue by Any Other Name
8.A Night Like This
9.Notorious Pleasures
10.Awakened by a Kiss


message 40: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3405 comments Mod
Karen wrote: "My list- pretty easy as all are historical romances.
Im changing some books to the first in their series, so deleting them and adding the first , which would affect my TBR listing , I dont think it will matter right?"


That sounds reasonable to me.

The way I avoid the problem is that I never put later ones in a series in my TBR list until I've read the ones before them. In fact, I have a separate exclusive shelf that's "to-read-but-later-in-series," and I move each one to the TBR shelf only after I've read the one before it. That makes things like LOST and Mt TBR much easier.


message 41: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3405 comments Mod
Finally, my first of the year: The Memory Keeper's Daughter. 3 stars. My review here .


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

Susan wrote: "Karen wrote: "My list- pretty easy as all are historical romances.
Im changing some books to the first in their series, so deleting them and adding the first , which would affect my TBR listing , I..."


That is what I do nowadays , add the first book in the series and not the later ones , adding the whole series unnecessarily increases my TBR and I prefer to read in order . But these are from when I had initially joined GR and was just adding up books , so hadn't realised this then. :)


message 43: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "Finally, my first of the year: The Memory Keeper's Daughter. 3 stars. My review here ."

Yay, Susan! I've seen this book around but somehow, it just never really appealed to me.

I'm struggling to get my third one off the ground - 1,000 pages' one!


message 44: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
Woo hoo 3 out of 10!!

And I've just won one of my lost books via a giveaway so soon as I have that in my hands, I'll be reading that too!

Gotta keep the momentum going :)


message 45: by Sherri (last edited May 29, 2013 07:35AM) (new)

Sherri (lil_bookette) | 107 comments Ack! I've just noticed the last is by George MacDonald, and I'm not a fan. lol Keeping my fingers crossed.

1. The Eye of the World
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. Dracula
4. Zombies Don't Cry
5. David Copperfield
6. An Old-Fashioned Girl
7. A Tale of Two Cities
8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
9. Captains Courageous Not my cup of tea. Adding replacement.
10. Lilith Ugh, couldn't finish. Adding a replacement.
11. Withering Tights
12. The Ballerina, the Gymnast, and the Yoga Master


message 46: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
Sherri wrote: "Ack! I've just noticed the last is by George MacDonald, and I'm not a fan. lol Keeping my fingers crossed."

If you really don't want to read it, maybe it's time to take it off your TBR :)

Loved P&P!!! And A Tale of 2 Cities. also enjoyed The Eye of the World when I read it years & years ago :)


message 47: by LynnB (new)

LynnB | 1600 comments Tien wrote: "...If you really don't want to read it, maybe it's time to take it off your TBR..."

I just did that with one of mine and replaced it with the next one on my shelf so I still had 10. I always start the book, but I think there isn't any reason to force yourself to read something you really don't want to read!


message 48: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8453 comments Mod
LynnB wrote: "I just did that with one of mine and replaced it with the next one on my shelf so I still had 10. I always start the book, but I think there isn't any reason to force yourself to read something you really don't want to read!"

Yep, there are too many other really good books for insufferable books ;p


message 49: by Sherri (last edited Feb 05, 2013 05:18AM) (new)

Sherri (lil_bookette) | 107 comments Tien wrote: If you really don't want to read it, maybe it's time to take it off your TBR..."

True, but I'm very stubborn. lol I will try it when I'm done with the rest just to make sure. George MacDonald is one of those authors that people seem to love, and yet his awesomeness evades me.


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

Just about to finish my first one yay!
A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinn


« previous 1 3 4
back to top