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*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
Since I'm going to be busy these next few weeks, I'm going to post my 2016 challenge.

I'm still going to aim for 50 books, but with a little bit more specific selection.

Here are my 'specifications':
- Read more books from my bookshelf. As in books that I already own
- Read more cozies/mystery books. I haven't read any cozy books this year.
- Finish series I've started already


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Heidi | 6961 comments Mod
Good goals! Are you going by your real name now?? :)


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Yay Bluemoon! One of my 2016 goals is also to finish a bunch of the books I own that I haven't read yet. :) There are so many!


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Ashley Marie The series and owned goals are mine too! I don't really read cozies, but the other two are well within my reach to accomplish ;)


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Heidi | 6961 comments Mod
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* wrote: "Yay Bluemoon! One of my 2016 goals is also to finish a bunch of the books I own that I haven't read yet. :) There are so many!"

I have had this same goals for two years now and always end up reading new or library books! I did a little better with this last year but still not great. Maybe this will be my year!


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Heidi (Yup. Still here.) wrote: "Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* wrote: "Yay Bluemoon! One of my 2016 goals is also to finish a bunch of the books I own that I haven't read yet. :) There are so many!"

I have had this same goals for t..."


Haha, same here! I always get drawn in by the shiny new books (and library books) even though I have a massive pile of books I've bought. :P But I think I'll have a goal to read at leas one book I own a month.


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Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* wrote: "Heidi (Yup. Still here.) wrote: "Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* wrote: "Yay Bluemoon! One of my 2016 goals is also to finish a bunch of the books I own that I haven't read yet. :) There are so many!"
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Me too! I am kind of a book hoarder, and I love getting new books! A lot of times I can't afford them, so I go the library for my fix! LOL!


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Heidi | 6961 comments Mod
Love libraries! They are the guilt free way to feed my addiction :)


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Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments I see it the same way, Heidi!

Sometimes I grab way too many, though, and don't get them read before they are due back!


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Ashley Marie Jenny wrote: "I see it the same way, Heidi!

Sometimes I grab way too many, though, and don't get them read before they are due back!"


Constant problem of mine!


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
Heidi (Yup. Still here.) wrote: "Good goals! Are you going by your real name now?? :)"

Yup that's my real name. I might change it again after a few months. I was just really tired of seeing bluemoon all the time. I don't mind people calling me either or.


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
Heidi (Yup. Still here.) wrote: "Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* wrote: "Yay Bluemoon! One of my 2016 goals is also to finish a bunch of the books I own that I haven't read yet. :) There are so many!"

I have had this same goals for t..."


I borrow most of my cozies from the elibrary. I haven't gone to a library in awhile. I don't drive and the library 'near' my house is actually not that near.


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Heidi | 6961 comments Mod
I am very spoiled to have two libraries really close to my house plus I can use the library in the town I work in as well (plus I use my sisters Overdrive account since she doesn't use it - shhhhhhh!)


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Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments I am able to use 3 libraries! The one in my town is about 6 blocks from me, so super close! I usually stop on my way home from work. There is one in the small town I work in, and a HUGE new one in Ames that is right in between the town I live in and the town I work in. So I also stop in there from time to time on my way home from work :) Between the 3, I can usually find a book I want! I am very lucky!


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Heidi | 6961 comments Mod
I seriously love libraries. Completely. :)


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Ashley Marie Heidi (Yup. Still here.) wrote: "I seriously love libraries. Completely. :)"

I've come to adore Overdrive for when I'm listening to audiobooks at work :) And I'm a five-minute drive from the main library downtown, and if I can't find anything through that network (it's connected to all the libraries in the Akron area), there's also SearchOhio and OhioLink for requesting from statewide and university libraries :D


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
You guys are all spoiled!

I'm okay with my e-library and overdrive. I get a little overwhelmed when I have to get library books.


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Heidi | 6961 comments Mod
Ashley you are super spoiled! I can use my local university library if I go there to get a special card but am too lazy! I think if I do that I can use the university systems Overdrive for all the universities in IL (or the public ones at least). I can also go get a Chicago PL card and use their overdrive by Chicago is 2 hours away and I just don't see the need at this point to drive up there to get this as well. I am jealous of your statewide system. Our libraries are broken down into groups and you can check anything out from the libraries in your group but this is still normally really great for me and I generally find almost everything I want.


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*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
JANUARY

Not the Killing Type
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener
Book, Line and Sinker

- 3 Cozies and read a book from my TBR!


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Heidi | 6961 comments Mod
I love that prickly Agatha! Definitely recommend the series on audio too!


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
HEIDI: I listened to it on audio. Love it as well!!!


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*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
Surprised that I actually got through a lot this month!

FEBRUARY
The 5th Wave
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
Bone Gap
The Darkest Minds
Anna and the French Kiss
Fatal Fixer-Upper
Catacomb

- Read a Cozy, read 4 from my TBR and Finished one of my Trilogy!


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Whoa, great job Bluemoon! :)


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
thanks! I was pleasantly surprised too!


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Heidi | 6961 comments Mod
Yay!


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Elora Mitchell | 578 comments Wow...that's a bunch! Way to go.


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
thank you, thank you! *bows*


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
MARCH

I think I over exerted myself this month.
The Final Descent
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
The Revolution of Ivy
Last Writes
Wolf By Wolf
The Martian
The Girl on the Train
Blood of My Blood
Their Fractured Light

- Read one cozy, read 3 books from my TBR and finished 4 of my series/trilogies! This month is definitely a success ^_^


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Yay, awesome!!


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Heidi | 6961 comments Mod
Awesome Bluemoon! I was the opposite in March since I was on vacation for part of it!


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
Thanks guys!

March was a binge read month for me. I actually was shocked I read that much!


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Dixie Minor | 276 comments *b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* wrote: "MARCH

I think I over exerted myself this month.
The Final Descent
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
The Revolution of Ivy
Last Writes
[..."



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Dixie Minor | 276 comments Wow! That is awesome! :)


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
Thanks, Dixie!


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*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
APRIL

Great Reading month, just didn't get to tick off more books on my TBR :(

A Monster Calls
Ten
The Blood of Olympus
Spackled and Spooked
Killer Blonde
Shoes To Die For
The PMS Murder
Buried in a Book
Night Film

- Read 1 book from my tbr, Finished 1 series and read 5 cozies


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
MAY

My reading is still going strong. I'm really surprised!

Book Clubbed
Death by the Dozen
Emerald Green
Library of Souls
Front Lines
Yellow Brick War
A Study in Charlotte
Red Velvet Revenge

- Read 3 cozies, no books from my TBR and finished 2 series/trilogy. It would have been 3, but I didn't know there were more books from the Dorothy must die series


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Brigid ✩ | 2471 comments Mod
Great job, Bluemoon! I just got Dorothy Must Die from OverDrive and I'm looking forward to starting it. :)


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Heidi | 6961 comments Mod
Great job!


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Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments *b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* wrote: "MAY

My reading is still going strong. I'm really surprised!

Book Clubbed
Death by the Dozen
Emerald Green
Library of Souls
[book:Fr..."


Those other books on Dorothy Must Die are just groups of short stories and novellas. I always consider those "extra" reading. :P

Great job!


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
BRIGID: Nice! Hope you like it! I really enjoyed the first book

JENNY: Apparently it's not going to be a trilogy, I thought it was. I was a bit disappointed. I mean the story is good don't get me wrong, I was just surprised they extended it.

HEIDI: Thanks ^_^


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
I haven't updated this in quite awhile and I think its too late for me to remedy that. Just way too many months missed.

I'm really proud that I passed my 50 goal for this year though. I haven't been able to do that since joining Goodreads. So yay for me ^_^


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Jenny (juliababyjen) | 1572 comments Well, really great job on that Blue!


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Heidi | 6961 comments Mod
Yay Bluemoon!


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Ashley Marie yayyyy!


*b*l*u*e*m*o*o*n* | 986 comments Mod
thanks! I gave myself I big pat on the back when I reached 50!


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