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message 1: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Goals
- Read 85 books (read 83 in 2012)

- Read Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Trilogy by Neal Stephenson

- Read and review all indie novels currently in my review backlog


message 2: by Lauren (last edited May 08, 2013 05:56AM) (new)

Lauren Smith Books Read: - tbu

Pages Read: - tbu

Reviews Posted: - tbu


message 3: by Lauren (last edited May 29, 2013 01:52AM) (new)

Lauren Smith Completed Challenges:
The Parasol Protectorate Challenge 1-5
Choose Wisely: 7
The Doctor Who Challenge: 7/8
The Parasol Protectorate Challenge 6-10: 2/5
Making Connections
The Brothers Grimm Challenge
The Parasol Protectorate Challenge 11-15
A-Z Character Challenge
The Nebula 2013 Challenge - 19


Current Challenges

Ending June 19 2013
MishMash Challenge 2012/2013 27/30

End June 30
The Parasol Protectorate Challenge 16-20: 1/5

Ending October 31 2013
Visiting Old Friends
Me, Myself and I
Exploring Goodreads
A Bibliophile's Playlist

Ending Decebmer 31 2013
A-Z Book Challenge
A-Z Author Challenge
A-Z Location Challenge
Series Challenge - 7
Short Story Challenge - 134
The Photography Challenge - 8


message 4: by Lauren (last edited May 29, 2013 01:53AM) (new)

Lauren Smith Books of the Month:
Carrie by Stephen King (February)
Inkarna by Nerine Dorman (March)
The Shining Girls (May)

Words of the Month
LAS (January)
RAMP (February)
MUTI (March)
CNA (April)
DOEK (May)

Authors of the Month
Lauren Beukes (May) - read The Shining Girls


message 5: by Lauren (last edited Feb 27, 2013 10:45PM) (new)

Lauren Smith January

Revenge by Yoko Ogawa (162) Expecting Someone Taller by Tom Holt (243) A Killer in the Wind by Andrew Klavan (304) The Six-Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher (368) The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (314)


message 6: by Lauren (last edited Feb 27, 2013 10:57PM) (new)

Lauren Smith January round-up

Books read: 5
Pages read: 1391
Reviews written: 5

5-star reads:
4-star reads: Revenge by Yoko Ogawa
3-star reads: Expecting Someone Taller by Tom Holt; The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord
2-star reads: A Killer in the Wind by Andrew Klavan; THe Six-Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher
1-star reads:

NetGalley books: 4
Other review copies: none
Indie novels: none
Group reads: none


message 7: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith February

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan (336) Carrie by Stephen King (253) Farewell Waltz by Milan Kundera (278) UFO in Her Eyes by Xiaolu Guo (200) Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente (127) Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui (352) The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian (320) The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke (416)


message 8: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Februaryround-up

Books read: 7, 1 novella
Pages read: 2282
Reviews written: 4

5-star reads: Carrie by Stephen King; Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente
4-star reads:
3-star reads: A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan; Farewell Waltz by Milan Kundera; UFO in Her Eyes by Xiaolu Guo; The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian
2-star reads: Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui; The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
1-star reads:

NetGalley books: 4
Other review copies: none
Indie novels: none
Group/Buddy reads: 2


message 9: by Lauren (last edited Mar 31, 2013 06:53AM) (new)

Lauren Smith March

Inkarna by Nerine Dorman (297) Light by M. John Harrison (310) Empty Space by M. John Harrison (280) The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma (272) Doughnut by Tom Holt (400)


message 10: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith March Round-up

Books read: 5
Pages read: 1559
Reviews written:

5-star reads:
4-star reads: Light; The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
3-star reads: Inkarna; Doughnut
2-star reads:
1-star reads:
Unrated: Empty Space

NetGalley books: 4
Other review copies:
Indie novels: 1
Group/Buddy reads: 1


message 11: by Lauren (last edited Apr 29, 2013 07:37AM) (new)

Lauren Smith April

The Devotion Of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (374) Stolen Lives (Jade de Jong, #2) by Jassy Mackenzie (271) The Cutting Room by Mary Watson (344) Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins (303) Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson (1168) The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale (304)


message 12: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith April Round-up

Books read: 6
Pages read: 2764
Reviews written: 4

5-star reads:
4-star reads: The Devotion of Suspect X; The Cutting Room
3-star reads: Stolen Lives; The Bone Dragon
2-star reads:
1-star reads:
Unrated: Wolfhound Century; Cryptonomicon

NetGalley books: 1
Other review copies: 3
Indie novels: none
Group/Buddy reads: 1


message 13: by Lauren (last edited May 29, 2013 01:53AM) (new)

Lauren Smith May

Excession (Culture, #5) by Iain M. Banks (451) Twin-Bred (Twin-Bred #1) by Karen A. Wyle (343) Pandemonium Stories of the Apocalypse by David Bryher (268) Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell (368) The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (298) Helen of Troy Beauty, Myth, Devastation by Ruby Blondell (287) Poppet by Mo Hayder (400)


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