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message 1: by Slayermel (last edited Apr 05, 2009 02:11PM) (new)

Slayermel | 664 comments I hope I'm not stepping on any toes by doing this, but the March 10th shelf is driving me nuts, being on the second page. I'm a very visual person and I want to see the board and where everyone is sitting right now. If I'm stepping on toes please tell me and I'll never ever do it again *hang head in shame* :0)

Reporting (up to 30 March 2009):

1. the number of books you've read; and
2. the number of shelves you've 'touched'

The Ladder so far (4 April 2009):

Luann: 279 shelves with 43 books
Laura: 230 shelves with 20 books
Lynlee: 224 shelves with 24 books
Lauren: 210 shelves with 17 books
Angela: 210 shelves with 33 books
Jon: 193 shelves with 23 books
Slayermel:190 shelves with 16 books
Natasha: 184 shelves with 25 books
Sarah: 175 shelves with 14 books
Jen: 167 shelves with 15 books
Amanda: 166 shelves with 23 books
Cam: 164 shelves with 13 books
Joanie: 161 shelves with 11 books
Cathy: 146 shelves with 10 books
Angie,AUS:140 shelves with 7 books
Haley: 127 shelves with 19 books
Betty: 108 shelves with 15 books
Mel: 104 shelves with 8 books
Angie,USA: 88 shelves with 11 books
Stephanie: 77 shelves with 4 books
Lanica: 76 shelves with 3 books
Christina: 75 shelves with 3 books
Andrew: 74 shelves with 2 books
Operandi: 54 shelves with 1 book

message 2: by Lynlee4 (last edited Mar 30, 2009 05:03PM) (new)

Lynlee4 | 134 comments 3/30 update

217 shelves/22 books

Thanks for starting a new thread, Slayermel, my OCD was starting to kick in.

message 3: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 247 comments Thanks for the new thread, my update is already included.

message 4: by Angela (new)

Angela 199 shelves
31 books

message 5: by Slayermel (new)

Slayermel | 664 comments I'm so glad you guys where okay with it. Lynlee I hear ya on the OCD :op

message 6: by Cam (last edited Mar 30, 2009 06:54PM) (new)

Cam I'm still on the same for shelves - 164 but have gained an extra book, now on 13. Good Work! Slayermel.

message 7: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 90 comments I'm on 10 books 146 shelves. My ninth book again didn't touch any - need to pick better! Thanks Slayermel

message 8: by Luann (new)

Luann (azbookgal) | 1006 comments 43 books
279 shelves

Yay for the new thread! Thanks, Slayermel.

message 9: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 247 comments Luann I am in awe!!

message 10: by Sunflower (new)

Sunflower | 174 comments I agree Lauren. That's more than one book per day. Eeek.

message 11: by Angela (new)

Angela 200 shelves
32 books

message 12: by Slayermel (new)

Slayermel | 664 comments still at 190 shelves but adding 1 more book to bring me to a total of 16
I hate it when you get through a book and it hits none of the shelves you need *sigh* :op

message 13: by Luann (new)

Luann (azbookgal) | 1006 comments Thanks for the nice comments. I'm using this game as an excuse to read books I've been planning to read for a long time, but just hadn't gotten to yet. Although I'm now having a much harder time finding books that fit that criteria and still fit any shelves. I haven't read more than one book per day, though. We started this on Feb. 1, which adds up to 58 days on Mar. 30. So I'm not even close to that.

message 14: by Jon (new)

Jon Slayermel wrote: "I'm so glad you guys where okay with it. Lynlee I hear ya on the OCD :op

all good, i was toying with idea of doing too but didnt get time

message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 286 comments 14 books
175 shelves

I'm finding myself peaking at the shelves a book will touch before i read it to make sure i add to my total. It is forcing me to expand my normal reading habits though...

message 16: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) Is anyone having trouble with the manga shelves? Some of this stuff I haven't even heard of...

message 17: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 247 comments I was looking at the manga shelves the other day...I'm not sure what I'm going to do about those.

message 18: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) If there were just 1, I would skip


message 19: by Luann (new)

Luann (azbookgal) | 1006 comments I've touched the manga shelf, but not the manga-to-read. I'm not sure I'm going to get to that one. They are tough ones. Not my normal thing.

Sarah - I plan ahead by looking at the shelves before reading a book, too. It's really the only way to get very far in this game - especially now that we are down to the last few weeks.

message 20: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) Me too I must confess (now that everyone else seems to be)


message 21: by Betty (new)

Betty (nightreader) 15 books, 108 shelves

message 22: by Luann (new)

Luann (azbookgal) | 1006 comments I really think it's okay. I don't read anything in the rules about not looking at the shelves before reading a book. There's no other way to be sure of touching all the shelves. And even then I've had a couple of them change on me with shelves I had planned on moving from the top five pages before I finished the book. :(

message 23: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) 20 books
230 shelves

message 24: by Betty (new)

Betty (nightreader) I'm checking the shelves mainly to see what books I have already, and what I might have to buy or borrow. However, it's taking a lot of reading time to compile this list!

message 25: by Angela (new)

Angela 210 shelves
33 books

message 26: by Lynlee4 (new)

Lynlee4 | 134 comments Apr 05
24 books/224 shelves

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