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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 14, 2013 05:09PM) (new)

This year, I'm hoping to accomplish three challenges and read 50 books. I currently have all the books I hope to read in the lists, but they very well might change as the year goes on. I also had to start one of the challenges about ten days before the new year because that's just how it worked out with my schedule, but I'm still counting it for 2013. =) If something is struck out, it's been read. If something has a check next to it, it means I own it.

Here are the challenges.

H.G. Wells Challenge (1/1/13 - 6/30/13)
Completed: 2/10

1. The Island of Dr. Moreau
2. The First Men in the Moon
3. Tono-Bungay
4. The Food Of The Gods
5. The Wonderful Visit
6. The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine
7. In the Days of the Comet
8. The World Set Free
9. A Short History of the World
10. When the Sleeper Wakes

Around the World: Authors Challenge (7/1/13 - 12/31/13):
Completed: 0/10

North America: Neuromancer
Central America: Krik? Krak!
South America: Love in the Time of Cholera
Western Europe: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
Eastern Europe: The Street of Crocodiles
Middle East: This Blinding Absence of Light
Asia: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Africa: One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir
Australia: The Book Thief
Antarctica: South

Alphabet Challenge (12/20/12 - 12/20/13)
Completed: 10/26

A: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
B: The Betelgeuse Oracle
C: The Changeling
D: The Duchess of Malfi
E: Extinction Point
F: Fun Home
G: The Great Gatsby
H: Her Own Devices
I: The Invisible Man
J: Journey to the Center of the Earth
K: Keep Your Crowbar Handy...
L: The Lover
M: The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five
N: The Name of the Rose
O: An Odd Quartet
P: Proud Parents Blog
Q: The QI Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure
R: The Revenger's Tragedy
S: The Spanish Tragedy
T: The Time Machine
U: Unleashed: The Highland Historical Trilogy
V: The Vault
W: The White Devil
X: Xenofreak Nation
Y: The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Z: The Zoo Story and Other Plays

He Wrote, She Wrote Challenge: Freelance Level (1/1/13 - 12/31/13)
Completed: 6/15

1. Shelley Adina
2. Kerrigan Byrne
3. Jettie Necole
4. Melissa Conway
5. Doris Lessing
6. Marion Stein
7. Ranae Rose
8. Alexandria Infanté
9. Arreana
10. Carey Corp

Completed: 1/?

1. A Feast for Crows
2. Magnificent Devices
3. Shikasta
4. Schrodinger's Telephone
5. Xenofreak Nation, Book Two: Mad Eye

Total Books Read: 14/50
Challenges Completed: 0/4

message 2: by Marion (new)

Marion Stein | 1 comments Ok, I'll admit I came here because I saw my name. I just looked at some of the challenge stuff. It feels very confusing and I wound up at some link toward Pinterest. I'm determined to avoid yet another time suck. I'm also not sure that reading should ever be a "challenge," although I do understand that it could be motivator and that's a good thing. (I used to run for pleasure, but training for an event got me out on the days I didn't feel like it).

But here's my question: Are these challenges created by you, or is there some master list somewhere? I've seen a list, but not an explanation? And what does: He said/she said mean????

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