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Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) This will be the first year I have challenged myself to read a certain number of books. Recently I have been deep into HF but am going to challenge myself to branch out and even try to read more NON F.


message 2: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 02, 2013 03:45PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book One Stardustby Neil Gaiman
Started 1/1/2013
Finished 1/1/2013


message 3: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 05, 2013 05:20PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Two Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
Started 1/1/2013
Finished 1/5/2013


message 4: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 06, 2013 07:34AM) (new)


message 5: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments What did you think about Stardust? I think it was because I'd seen the movie first and fell in love with the characters and how they were there that when I read the actual book the characters and story weren't as exciting.


Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Adriana wrote: "What did you think about Stardust? I think it was because I'd seen the movie first and fell in love with the characters and how they were there that when I read the actual book the characters and s..."

I have to agree Adriana! I was very disappointed that it wasn't as exciting as the movie. It was a very light easy read, which isnt always a bad thing, but I expected more.


message 7: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 08, 2013 10:10PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Five The Secret Magdalene by Ki Longfellow
Started 1/6/2013
Finished 1/8/2013


message 8: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 14, 2013 09:17PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Six The Sealed Letterby Emma Donoghue
Started 1/10/2013
Finished 1/14/2013


message 9: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 17, 2013 03:16PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Seven The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Started 1/14/2013
Finished 1/17/2013


message 10: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 18, 2013 08:46PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book EightYear of WondersbyGeraldine Brooks
Started 1/17/2013
Finished 1/18/2013


message 11: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 21, 2013 02:23PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Nine Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour BookstoreByRobin Sloan
Started 1/19/2013
Finished 1/21/2013


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Adriana | 3888 comments What did you think about Marco in The Night Circus?


Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Adriana wrote: "What did you think about Marco in The Night Circus?"

I loved his character! To come from such beginnings and to accomplish so much. He was passionate in his love for Celia, creative and deep. Did u enjoy the book?


message 14: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 21, 2013 09:31PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Ten Good Things I Wish You: A NovelbyA. Manette Ansay
Started 1/21/2013
Finished 1/21/2013


message 15: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 22, 2013 07:26PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Eleven The End of AlicebyA.M. Homes
Started 1/21/2013
Finished 1/22/2013


message 16: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 22, 2013 09:30PM) (new)


message 17: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 23, 2013 09:28PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Thirteen The Claiming of Sleeping BeautybyA.N. Roquelaure
Started 1/23/2013
Finished 1/23/2013


message 18: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 27, 2013 07:02PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Fourteen Mrs. Queen Takes the TrainbyWilliam Kuhn
Started 1/25/2013
Finished 1/27/2013


message 19: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 28, 2013 06:39PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Fifteen ArcadiumbySarah Gray
Started 1/27/2013
Finished 1/28/2013


message 20: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 30, 2013 06:51PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Sixteen The Shoemaker's WifebyAdriana Trigiani
Started 1/28/2013
Finished 1/30/2013


message 21: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 31, 2013 01:54PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Seventeen Spirited Away: A Novel of the Stolen IrishbyMaggie Plummer
Started 1/31/2013
Finished 1/31/2013


message 22: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Jan 31, 2013 11:17PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Eighteen Yellow CrocusbyLaila Ibrahim
Started 1/31/2013
Finished 1/31/2013


message 23: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Feb 03, 2013 09:28AM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Nineteen The Painted GirlsbyCathy Marie Buchanan
Started 2/1/2013
Finished 2/3/2013


message 24: by Adriana (last edited Feb 03, 2013 12:33PM) (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments BookGyrlfromMO wrote: "Adriana wrote: "What did you think about Marco in The Night Circus?"

I loved his character! To come from such beginnings and to accomplish so much. He was passionate in his love for Celia, creativ..."


I was annoyed with Marco. I read it for a book club read and everyone was against me on Marco :P
I thought he should have told the fortune teller girl already that it was over. It clearly wasn't for her. I did like it otherwise but reading it for a book club made it seem slower than I'm sure it was.

Wow, you are doing really good! I think you and I went too low for our goals.


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Jack (jack_) BookGyrlfromMO wrote: "Book Two Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
Started 1/1/2013
Finished 1/5/2013"


What did you think of Slammerkin? I'm not sure if I should read it or not and I'd love to hear your opinion. What sort of book is it?


Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Adriana, I do agree with the fact he should have been honest with her from the start. I don't think he truly cared about her, he was for Celia the whole time. And yes, thank you!! I have never kept track of my reading and I think I underestimated myself :D Keep at it, we'll blow em away!


Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Jack wrote:
What did you think of Slammerkin? I'm not sure if I should read it or not and I'd love to hear your ..."

I loved Slammerkin. It is a very touching story of a very young girl in London that is kicked out of her home, forced to take on prostitution as a living. She meets good characters along the way, those that care about her. It does not end well for her, and that made me cry. I thought it was very well told, and I have read others by the author that I enjoyed as well. Give it a try, I think it will move you.


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Jack (jack_) Thanks, I will!


message 29: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Feb 06, 2013 08:59PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Twenty Flowers in the AtticbyV.C. Andrews
Started 2/5/2013
Finished 2/6/2013


message 30: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Feb 08, 2013 03:32PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Twenty One Winter's TalebyMark Helprin
Started 2/7/2013
Finished 2/8/2013


message 31: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Feb 10, 2013 12:32AM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Twenty Two Petals on the WindbyV.C. Andrews
Started 2/8/2013
Finished 2/9/2013


message 32: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Feb 13, 2013 05:27PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Twenty Three Daughters of the Witching HillbyMary Sharratt
Started 2/10/2013
Finished 2/13/2013


message 33: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Were neck and neck with the same number of books read (:
What's been your favorite so far?


message 34: by Jack (new)

Jack (jack_) Wow, you're doing great if your goal is 100. :-D


Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Adriana wrote: "Were neck and neck with the same number of books read (:
What's been your favorite so far?"


So far I think The Night Circus has been my favorite with Slammerkin a close second.


Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Jack wrote: "Wow, you're doing great if your goal is 100. :-D"

Thanks Jack, my goal is 100 but at this rate I fear its going to be more. Did you set yourself a goal for the year? And did you read SLammerkin yet? What did you think about it?


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Jack (jack_) Well my goal is 100 as well. And to be honest with you I'm still reading the same book since I asked you about Slammerkin! For some reason my reading has slowed down since the beginning of February. The little 2013 Reading Challenge widget on my homepage says that I'm 2 books behind. :-(


Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Oh no!!!!!

I am 10 books ahead :D

You will get there, I have times when I just need some other outside entertainment besides books. Hopefully I can find a full time, not just part time job and I wont have the time for so much reading. Love reading but gotta pay the bills too :D


message 39: by Jack (new)

Jack (jack_) Haha, yeah! I hope I get back on track


message 40: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Feb 15, 2013 10:05PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Twenty Four The Forgotten GardenbyKate Morton
Started 2/13/2013
Finished 2/15/2013


message 41: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Feb 17, 2013 04:11PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Twenty Five The Handmaid's TalebyMargaret Atwood
Started 2/16/2013
Finished 2/17/2013


message 42: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments What did you think of The Handmaid's Tale?


Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Adriana wrote: "What did you think of The Handmaid's Tale?"
It's one of my favorites. I have read it before but it's been since high school (years!). So I am reading it for my every year challenge.
I love the way the author incorporates her past life/memories into the story.


message 44: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Thanks! I know that it's supposed to be a must read classic that everyone seems to like but I've never really gotten an actual opinion on it.


Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) It's a very good story, a look into what our society could be someday.


message 46: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Feb 23, 2013 03:13PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Twenty Six The Distant HoursbyKate Morton
Started 2/17/2013
Finished 2/23/2013


message 47: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Mar 02, 2013 02:19PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Twenty Seven The Lonely PolygamistbyBrady Udall
Started 2/23/2013
Finished 3/2/2013


message 48: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Mar 16, 2013 01:57PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Twenty Eight Infinite JestbyDavid Foster Wallace
Started 3/2/2013
Never finished


Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Twenty Nine The First GardenerbyDenise Hildreth Jones
Started 3/5/2013
Finished 3/6/2013


message 50: by Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (last edited Mar 11, 2013 08:12PM) (new)

Jenny*=^.^=CrazyKatLady=^.^=*InMO (jennycrazykatladyinmo) Book Thirty The Blind AssassinbyMargaret Atwood
Started 3/6/2013
Finished 3/11/2013


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