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message 1: by Elyse, Moderator (last edited Dec 07, 2016 03:20PM) (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7665 comments Mod
I already have a few picked out and I'm going to list them now and cross them out once I've read them, similar to the way I did the Summer Challenge we did last year. This won't necessarily be the order I read them but I wanted to list them to not lose track/focus. I'm already reading the Lemony Snicket books and starting to tackle my Goodreads Giveaways wins! I'm going to use these books and then my NetGalley e-book ARCs to complete this challenge!

1. Alice won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway 4/5
2. The Miserable Mill purchased full hardcover set a few months ago for a steal 4/5
3. The Austere Academy 4/5
4. The Ersatz Elevator 4/5
5. The Vile Village 4/5
6. The Hostile Hospital 4/5
7. The Carnivorous Carnival 4/5
8. The Slippery Slope 4/5
9. The Grim Grotto 4/5
10. The Penultimate Peril 4/5
11. The End 4/5
12. The Sentinel won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
13. Only Time Will Tell won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
14. The Bone Clocks won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
15. The Doubt Factory won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
16. Numero zero won audio CDs in Goodreads Giveaway 2/5
17. The Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
18. Promise Me Darkness won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
19. A Head Full of Ghosts won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway 4/5
20. The Rejected Writers' Book Club NetGalley ARC 4/5
21. Sleeping Giants NetGalley ARC 4/5
22. The Passenger NetGalley ARC 3/5
23. The Swans of Fifth Avenue NetGalley ARC
24. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend NetGalley ARC
25. A Spy's Devotion NetGalley ARC 3/5


message 2: by Rachel Joy (new)

Rachel Joy Wow, Elyse, you've won a lot of GR Giveaways! That is so cool. I keep entering them and one of these days I know I'll get lucky ;).


message 3: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7665 comments Mod
Rachel Joy wrote: "Wow, Elyse, you've won a lot of GR Giveaways! That is so cool. I keep entering them and one of these days I know I'll get lucky ;)."

I enter a LOT. Once you win a couple and do reviews, you'll start to get more. It 's getting those first few that are hard. And some of these I won over a year ago and still haven't read...bad me! lol


Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews (hugbandit7) I have some books I won from GR that I haven't read yet...going to add them to my challenge. good idea!


message 5: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7665 comments Mod
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews wrote: "I have some books I won from GR that I haven't read yet...going to add them to my challenge. good idea!"

It's a great way to get those cleaned out too!


message 6: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7665 comments Mod
Back on track for now, hoping to finish the Lemony Snicket series soon!


message 7: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4111 comments Mod
Elyse wrote: "Back on track for now, hoping to finish the Lemony Snicket series soon!"

I have a couple more books in the series to finish.


message 8: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7665 comments Mod
One false typo and a save and my whole list was gone. :( I think I reconstructed it fairly well, some may be in a different order but they're all there again. I had to walk away from it this morning when it happened until I had enough patience to fix it. *whew*


message 9: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4111 comments Mod
OMG, I would have cried...lol


message 10: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7665 comments Mod
I was upset for awhile and had to cool off. Lol


message 11: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7665 comments Mod
I have a little less than half to go! 12 books left.


message 12: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7665 comments Mod
I'm doing terrible at this. lol. I need to re-focus on this challenge!


message 13: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (stacieh) | 1791 comments Elyse wrote: "I'm doing terrible at this. lol. I need to re-focus on this challenge!"

You've cleared out 14 titles that have been sitting in your TBR pile for who knows how long. That's pretty darned good and, with as quickly as you read, there's still plenty of time to get the rest of them!


message 14: by Carol (new)

Carol (carol07) | 2738 comments Elyse wrote: "1. Alice won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway 4/5
2. The Miserable Mill purchased full hardcover set a few months ago for a steal 4/5
3. The Austere Academy 4/5
4. The Ersatz Elevator 4/5
5. The Vile Village 4/5
6. The Hostile Hospital 4/5
7. The Carnivorous Carnival 4/5
8. The Slippery Slope 4/5
9. The Grim Grotto 4/5
10. The Penultimate Peril 4/5
11. The End Currently Reading
12. The Sentinel won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
13. Only Time Will Tell won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
14. The Bone Clocks won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
15. The Doubt Factory won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
16. Numero zero won audio CDs in Goodreads Giveaway 2/5
17. The Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
18. Promise Me Darkness won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
19. A Head Full of Ghosts won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
20. The Rejected Writers' Book Club NetGalley ARC 4/5
21. Sleeping Giants NetGalley ARC 4/5
22. The Passenger NetGalley ARC 3/5
23. The Swans of Fifth Avenue NetGalley ARC
24. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend NetGalley ARC
25. A Spy's Devotion NetGalley ARC
26. First Comes Love won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway
"


I like your format you used in listing these books. I think if I did that, I would read more. Next year...


message 15: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7665 comments Mod
Stacie wrote: "Elyse wrote: "I'm doing terrible at this. lol. I need to re-focus on this challenge!"

You've cleared out 14 titles that have been sitting in your TBR pile for who knows how long. That's pretty dar..."


Thanks for the vote of confidence, Stacie!


message 16: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7665 comments Mod
Carol wrote: "Elyse wrote: "1. Alice won paperback in Goodreads Giveaway 4/5
2. The Miserable Mill purchased full hardcover set a few months ago for a steal 4/5
3. The Austere Academy 4/5
4. The Ersatz Elevator ..."


Thanks Carol. I figured it would keep me on track better to make a list. Worked for a few months. Now I really need to focus on it. I may just list out the rest of the books for the year, including these ones and my ABC challenge ones! And stick to it! ;)


message 17: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7665 comments Mod
8 left which I'm moving to next year's challenge. I already have a list to finish for this year and these are not on it! Lol.


message 18: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4111 comments Mod
I'm changing to lists this year too. My goal for 2017 is to simplify everything electronic and social media related. I spend too much time reading e-mail, playing games, Facebook, Youtube, etc.


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