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message 1: by Tien (last edited Dec 20, 2012 02:30PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
To read a total of 130 books of unique first published years

There will be a list of 164 years (1850-2013 inclusive) of which 130 will have been randomly selected to be the “blocks” of this Tower. You will not, however, know which ‘year’ is a block and which is not. Therefore, some of the cannons you threw will be off the mark.

Please ONLY post your completed reads


message 2: by Tien (last edited Oct 06, 2013 12:16AM) (new)

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1850 - The Black Tulip read by Coralie
1851
1852 - a Miss-shot by Karen Bookworm
1853 - Villette read by Coralie
1854
1855
1856
1857 - The Professor read by Tien (nominated by LynnB)
1858 - Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not read by Sam
1859
1860 - The Woman in White read by Amy
1861 - The Cloister and the Hearth read by Coralie
1862 - Lady Audley's Secret ready by Coralie
1863 - a Miss-shot by Coralie
1864
1865 - a Miss-shot by Ebony
1866
1867
1868 - Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House read by Dee
1869
1870
1871
1872 - a Miss-shot by Tien (nominated by Coralie)
1873 - Work read by Tien (nominated by DG)
1874
1875
1876
1877 - a Miss-shot by Susan
1878 = a Miss-shot by Coralie
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883 - Treasure Island read by Bea
1884 - Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions read by LynnB
1885
1886 - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde read by Darci
1887
1888 - The Black Arrow read by Coralie
1889 - The Kreutzer Sonata read by Coralie
1890 - The Picture of Dorian Gray read by Bea
1891
1892 - The Diary of a Nobody read by Coralie
1893
1894
1895 - The Time Machine read by D.G.
1896
1897 - a Miss-shot by Sherri
1898 - The Tragedy of the Korosko read by Coralie
1899 - The Story of the Treasure Seekers read by Coralie


message 3: by Tien (last edited Dec 08, 2013 01:31AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
1900 - My Antonia read by LynnB
1901
1902 - The Little White Bird read by Dionisia
1903 - The Riddle of the Sands read by Coralie
1904
1905 - The Scarlet Pimpernel read by Darci
1906 - The Railway Children read by Coralie
1907 - The Enchanted Castle read by Coralie
1908
1909 - The Machine Stops read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
1910 - A Little Bush Maid read by Coralie
1911 - In a German Pension: 13 Stories read by Coralie
1912 - Mates at Billabong read by Coralie
1913 - a Miss-shot by Jane
1914
1915 - Mine Own People read by Susan
1916
1917
1918
1919 - The Red House Mystery read by Susan
1920 - The Age of Innocence read by CassieV
1921
1922 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button read by Candiss
1923 - Poirot Investigates read by Karen Bookworm
1924 - The Body in the Library read by Karen Bookworm
1925 - a Miss-shot by Muireann
1926
1927 - A Miss-shot by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
1928 - Lord Peter Views the Body read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
1929 - a Miss-shot by Dionisia
1930 - Shadows and Amazons read by Coralie
1931 - The Good Earth read by ⊱❁Jo Ann❁⊰
1932 - The Thirteen Problems read by Karen Bookworm
1933 - Lord Edgware Dies read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
1934 - Independent People read by Coralie
1935 - Death in the Clouds read by Karen Bookworm
1936 - The ABC Murders read by Karen Bookworm
1937 - Dumb Witness read by Karen (of the Bookworm)
1938
1939 Goodbye to Berlin read by Coralie
1940 - Kallocain read by Susan
1941 - The Living and The Dead by Coralie
1942 - The Moving Finger read by Karen Bookworm
1943 - a Miss-shot by LynnB
1944
1945 - Brideshead Revisited read by Bea
1946 - The Hollow read by Karen Bookworm
1947 - Martin Buber's Ten Rungs read by Susan
1948 - The Lark in the Morn read by Coralie
1949
1950 - a Miss-shot by ⊱❁Jo Ann❁⊰
1951 - a Miss-shot by LynnB
1952 - The Singing Sands read by Karen (of the Bookworm)
1953 - A Pocket Full of Rye read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
1954 - The Fellowship of the Ring read by Dee
1955
1956 - a Miss-shot by Ebony
1957 - I Chose Caviar read by Sam
1958
1959



message 4: by Tien (last edited Dec 08, 2013 01:31AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
1960 - a Miss-shot by LynnB
1961 - James and the Giant Peach read by D.G.
1962 - A Wrinkle in Time read by Jean
1963 - The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea read by LynnB
1964 - The Deep Blue Good-By read by D.G.
1965 - A Deadly Shade of Gold ready by Bea
1966 - a Miss-shot by Fairlee
1967 - Knocked off by ⊱❁Jo Ann❁⊰ (S&L Finisher)
1968 - In Watermelon Sugar read by Coralie
1969 - a Miss-shot by LynnB
1970 - Reilly's Luck read by Amy
1971 - Shroud for A Nightingale read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
1972 - Fire People -Op/026 read by Sam
1973 - Hail to the Chief read by Karen (of the Bookworm)
1974 - a Miss-shot by Susan
1975 - Ragtime read by Candiss
1976 - a Miss-shot by Sherri
1977 - Bridge to Terabithia read by Muireann
1978 - The Courts of Chaos read by Coralie
1979 - One Corpse Too Many read by Darci
1980 - a Miss-shot by Susan
1981 - The Amateur read by Amy
1982 - Annie in My Mind read by Sherri
1983 - The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story read by Dionisia
1984
1985 - Love in the Valley ready by Vi
1986 - a Miss-shot by Amanda A
1987 - Calvin and Hobbes read by LynnB
1988 - Red Prophet read by Susan
1989 - Knocked off by Amy
1990 - The Plains of Passage read by Sherri
1991
1992 - Close to the Bone read by Amy
1993 - Present Danger read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
1994 - The Alienist read by Karen (of the Bookworm)
1995 - Bloodsucking Fiends read by Karen (of the Bookworm)
1996 - a Miss-shot by Susan
1997 - Memoirs of a Geisha read by Coralie
1998 - Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader read by Coralie
1999 - Every Dead Thing (Charlie Parker #1) read by Amy
2000 - Chocolate Chip Murder read by Karen (of the Bookworm)
2001 - Kiss of the Highlander read by Karen Booklover
2002
2003
2004
2005 - Academ's Fury read by Vi
2006
2007 - The First Commandment ready by Amy
2008
2009 - Time of the Heathen read by Coralie
2010 -The Poacher's Son read by Amy
2011 - Saint's Gate read by Bea
2012 - Love in the Afternoon read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
2013 - Love Irresistibly read by Vi

93/130 True Hits -as of 5-DEC
71.54% complete



message 5: by Karen (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) 1937.Dumb Witness completed 01/01/13


message 6: by Karen (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) 1952.The Singing Sandscompleted 01/01/13


message 7: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
both good hits, Karen :)


message 8: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments 1933: Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie - 1/1/13 ★★★★


message 9: by Amy (new)

Amy | 2144 comments 2010: Hannah's Dream completed 1/2/13


message 10: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Amy wrote: "2010: Hannah's Dream completed 1/2/13"

I'm sorry, Amy, but this book is first published in 2008 so it doesn't qualify for 2010. I see that Lyn M has reserved 2010 for the Freedom Tower. Would you like to 'throw' this book at another Tower? You could do Author's First Name / Title / Name in Title...


message 11: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments It also fits lots of shelves. :)


message 12: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 409 comments 1957 I Chose Caviar by Art Buchwald - read 04/01/13


message 13: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Sam wrote: "1957 I Chose Caviar by Art Buchwald - read 04/01/13"

A good hit, Sam, unfortunately a stray chunk of block came your way and has given you quite a blow to the head. Please make your way to the recovery tent.

Please do NOT report any other reads until you have completed your recovery task & let me know when you have completed your recovery task in this thread.

Your recovery task is Famous Fortress #9 - El Moro, Cuba


message 14: by Sam (last edited Jan 05, 2013 07:21AM) (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 409 comments I thought I was feeling a little concussed this morning!

Now to find my recovery book...

Right think of got one, assuming I've understood my task. I'm going for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which is set in England aka the UK hence is a Sovereign State island, is that right?


message 15: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4656 comments Mod
1965 - A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald - read 1/5/13


message 16: by Karen (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) As nobody said yes or no to me reserving 1994 and nobody else has asked for it I've gone ahead and read a book from 1994.

1994 The Alienist completed 05/01/13


message 17: by Amy (new)

Amy | 2144 comments Same for me with 1981. I completed The Amateur 1/5/13.


message 18: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments I've been reading mostly from the Shelves Tower and so far I've worked on 4 shelves nobody has reserved (including me.) So I just checked the planning thread to make sure nobody has asked for it and if not, then report it as read.


message 19: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Sam wrote: "I thought I was feeling a little concussed this morning!

Now to find my recovery book...

Right think of got one, assuming I've understood my task. I'm going for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which..."


Yup, that's fine.

Sam wrote: "I thought I was feeling a little concussed this morning!

Now to find my recovery book...

Right think of got one, assuming I've understood my task. I'm going for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which..."



message 20: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 409 comments Awesome thanks Tien :-)


message 21: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) 1922 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald (finished 1/6/13) **-*** (I'm undecided but think of it as 2.5.)


message 22: by Jean (new)

Jean | 26 comments 1962 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Finished 1/5/13


message 23: by Amy (new)

Amy | 2144 comments Tien wrote: "Amy wrote: "2010: Hannah's Dream completed 1/2/13"

I'm sorry, Amy, but this book is first published in 2008 so it doesn't qualify for 2010. I see that Lyn M has reserved 2010 for the Freedom Towe..."


Old habits die hard. I looked on the top shelves list for this book to see if anyone put it in for 2010. I will see where it fits for one of the other towers and find another book for 2010. Please pardon the brain cramp.


message 24: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Candiss & Jean - both good hits :)

@Amy: now worries! We all get mixed up sometimes.


message 25: by Amy (new)

Amy | 2144 comments Finished for 1970: Reilly's Luck on 1/7/13.


message 26: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 409 comments Tien wrote: "Sam wrote: "1957 I Chose Caviar by Art Buchwald - read 04/01/13"

A good hit, Sam, unfortunately a stray chunk of block came your way and has given you quite a blow to the head. Please make your w..."


I have completed my recovery task (and recovered from my concussion!) with The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens read 08/01/13

Now to continue my attacks!!


message 27: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 409 comments Next attack completed against 1972 with Fire People -Op/026 by Alexander Cordell 08/01/13


message 28: by Karen (last edited Jan 08, 2013 11:29AM) (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) Read for 1973 - Hail To The Chief 08/01/13


message 29: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1606 comments Completed for 1934 Independent People 10/01/13


message 30: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Good hits by Sam, Karen, & Coralie.


message 31: by Sam (new)

Sam (ecowitch) | 409 comments Tien wrote: "Good hits by Sam, Karen, & Coralie."

Woohoo!!


message 32: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Shooting and running!

1927: Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers - 1/1/13 ★★★★


message 33: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "Shooting and running!

1927: Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers - 1/1/13 ★★★★"


You missed! :p


message 34: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Well at least I didn't sprain my ankle again!

I'll wait to see a book I need to read for another group to reserve my next year. :)


message 35: by Vi (new)

Vi | 123 comments Aiming at 2005: Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher. Read 2 Jan. ★★★


message 36: by Amanda (new)

Amanda McDowell | 26 comments I got 1913. O Pioneers! finished Jan 10, 2013.


message 37: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Jane wrote: "I got 1913. O Pioneers! finished Jan 10, 2013."

Sorry, Jane, that's a miss :(


message 38: by Karen (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) 1995Bloodsucking Fiends 12/01/13


message 39: by Darci (new)

Darci (luminique) | 32 comments 1905 The Scarlet Pimpernel 1/12/13


message 40: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4656 comments Mod
Tien, the planning thread shows 1989 as Knocked Off by Amy.


message 41: by D.G. (last edited Jan 12, 2013 03:59PM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments I'll use a trebuchet to lob this one.

1993: Present Danger by Susan Andersen - 1/13/13 ★★★★½


message 42: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Darci wrote: "1905 The Scarlet Pimpernel 1/12/13"

I loved that book, Darci! I hope you enjoyed reading it!

You stayed up reading this book so this morning, you didn't have all your wits with you and got injured during training :(

Please do NOT report any other reads until you have completed your recovery task & let me know when you have completed your recovery task in this thread.

Your recovery task is Famous Fortress #4 - Malbork Castle - Poland


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message 44: by LynnB (last edited Jan 13, 2013 11:16AM) (new)

LynnB | 1643 comments I attacked with 1969 by reading Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene. Hopefully it took part of the tower down!


message 45: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Karen - good shot.

LynnB - that's a miss for you.


message 46: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 268 comments 1986 - The Desperate Game (1/11/13)


message 47: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Amanda A wrote: "1986 - The Desperate Game (1/11/13)"

Sorry, Amanda, that's a miss.


message 48: by Darci (new)

Darci (luminique) | 32 comments I have completed my recovery task with A Morbid Taste for Bones, the first in the Brother Cadfael medieval mystery series. It was a fun read!

Now I'll return to the battle lines, and try to be more careful about getting proper rest. :)


message 49: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8675 comments Mod
Darci wrote: "I have completed my recovery task with A Morbid Taste for Bones, the first in the Brother Cadfael medieval mystery series. It was a fun read!

Now I'll return to the battle lines, and try to be mor..."


Yay, Darci! Glad you had fun reading whilst recovering ;)


message 50: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2587 comments 1954 - The Fellowship of the Ring - 1/15/13


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