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message 1: by Annerlee (last edited Jul 01, 2016 08:30AM) (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments Just discovered this part of the forum and decided to jot down my monthly reading plans, even though I don't always stick to them.

So here we go...


message 2: by Annerlee (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments JULY 2016

Buddy read of The Stand with people in the
Stephen King Forum

Then there's the randomiser challenge The Last Policeman

And I need to make progress with the Geo challenge too


... to be continued


message 3: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51452 comments Enjoy The Stand Annerlee. :)


message 4: by Annerlee (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments Janice wrote: "Enjoy The Stand Annerlee. :)"

Thanks Janice. This is my second attempt... I'm really liking it this time around.


message 5: by Annerlee (last edited Aug 08, 2016 03:44AM) (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments AUGUST

Finally read The Stand... cool! Loved it! went a different way than I expected (Stephen King - say no more)

Underground - still on hold, getting a bit boring (samey / OCDish). Borrowed book from neighbour, so need to decide whether to finish ... if not, why not... Could maybe do a speed read on the bus! If not finished by end of August, will return it unread.

Geocache Challenge
Audiobook: Moby Dick (continues... pretty good)
Buddyread: The Bone People (just started)
Groupread: The Garden of Evening Mists (possibly)
Still need a book set in Alberta (ARRGGHH!!!)

Elvis Challenge:
Possibly The Deep Blue Goodbye from the library.
The Deep Blue Goodbye by John D. MacDonald
But possibly use for 'water on the cover - geocache'
Read Death of a Blue Lantern instead. Set in China.. Very enjoyable - 4 stars
(leaves watery goodbye book for Geocache!)

2016 Reading Challenge:
Check template and the dates books published. Need one from 1984 or 1986.

August Toppler?
Only if w/c 27 August (due to visitors coming before then ).. date is 21st, so can't really take part...


message 6: by Annerlee (last edited Aug 08, 2016 03:45AM) (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments Note: TBR
Book published 1986 for 2016 challenge
Also set in Spain / fantasy for geocache challenge The Prince of Mist

Set in Australia - Bereft. Available at the library


message 7: by Annerlee (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments Update

Finished
Bereft
Prince of Mist
Death of a Blue Lantern (plus second book in series! - set in China)
The Bone People (buddy read)

In Progress
Moby Dick continues... as does Underground... and The Girl who couldn't read


message 8: by Annerlee (last edited Sep 25, 2016 09:50AM) (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments SEPTEMBER (Already)
Finish Underground and crack on with audiobooks (Moby Dick and The Girl who couldn't read).

Next audiobook The Wind in the Willows

Behind in the geocache year challenge, so must leave the 'Lost in Translation' challenge.

'Wet' challenge is a possibility (The Lifeboat if I can get a copy), as is to read Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time buddy read Read

Need to read a fantasybook in Antarctica, a book in space (William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope if enough pages? Yep - both DONE!) and one in S Africa (Cry, the Beloved Country or July's People?) to complete 2 badges.

Also have a free e-book from Morgan Rice for 'dragon' or 'rice' category as possible read... Rise of the Dragons - first of a fantasy series


message 9: by Annerlee (last edited Oct 12, 2016 04:09AM) (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments SEPTEMBER cont...

The Wind in the Willows in progress for NetherlandsComplete... water on the cover
The Buried Giant in progress for Ireland Thailand: cup on cover ...Complete
The Girl Who Couldn't Read in progress for Iraq
Lagoon in progress (Turtle on cover)

Rise of the Dragons... next (rice for Asia)... DNF...
S Africa book to complete continent July's People... finished


message 10: by Annerlee (last edited Oct 27, 2016 06:38AM) (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments OCTOBER

The Sisters Brothers group read... geocache challenge - a book set in 1800-for Mountain Railways of India... Read

July's People continue - to complete S Africa site (also Nobel Prize book) ... Read

Lagoon finish audio book ( listening... slow going)... finished! Yay!!

Quarantine for book starting with Q for Botswana site

The Wind Through the Keyhole Netherlands

The Curse of the Pharaohs - statue on cover / photographer.. Reading Read !

Unsound Hawaii

The Night Gardener for Singapore... reading read
or The Night Garden

The Giant, O'Brien listening on audiobook for Ireland geocache challenge

The Complete Persepolis for Iran

Toppler aim to read 7 books... to get back up to date with year challenge

Read extra book: The Fort for Gambia.... Completed
Another extra book: Poison... forest... reading Completed... liked this one


message 11: by Annerlee (last edited Nov 01, 2016 09:12AM) (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments NOVEMBER : Carried over from October

Quarantine for book starting with Q for Botswana site

The Wind Through the Keyhole ?? Netherlands

Unsound Hawaii

The Giant, O'Brien listening on audiobook for Ireland geocache challenge

The Mummy Case character is archeologist

At the Earth's Core 'Rice' author


message 12: by Annerlee (last edited Mar 17, 2017 08:38AM) (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments March 2017

Old Man's War buddy read. Excellent 5 stars!!

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame March classic group read (Downloaded but not started yet)

The Idiot buddy read in classics (couldn't get into reading it so have downloaded an audio version)

Finish books paused for toppler
Finish The Illustrated Man on audio - on hold
Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries on audio - on hold
Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours - 17/03 - nearly done

Find a good space opera!

monthly challenge reads:
The Book of Lost Things - buddy read
Howl's Moving Castle for Bubble and Squeak monthly challenge


message 13: by Annerlee (last edited Mar 24, 2017 07:57AM) (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments Update: 24 March

Black Swan Green - reading for Bubble and Squeak Challenge. Should finish today

The Book of Lost Things - still hope to read this week

The Illustrated Man - pick this up again after the above

The Idiot. Just getting into it, so will probably not finish by end of the month

The Woman in White Ongoing weekly read

****************************************************************

Finished - Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours
Old Man's War
Left for now - Howl's Moving Castle
Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries lost interest for now

Still on TBR list The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Was March classic group read, but won't get round to it at the moment


message 14: by Annerlee (last edited Apr 19, 2017 08:56AM) (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments Coming Soon - April

Buddy read - The Ghost Brigades
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2) by John Scalzi

Horror Group Read -Salvage: a Ghost Story
Salvage a Ghost Story by Duncan Ralston
Finshed. Excellent! And some good discussion. 4 stars

Group Read YLTO _ April Murder on the Lusitania - Found this at library mid-month...
Murder on the Lusitania (George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, #1) by Conrad Allen

Book with strong alpha character
Read The Collapsing Empire - Another excellent book by John Scalzi
The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi


message 15: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51452 comments Annerlee wrote: "Coming Soon - April

Buddy read - The Ghost Brigades
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2) by John Scalzi..."


John Perry in Ghost Brigades would fit the strong character challenge.


message 16: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Mar 28, 2017 08:30AM) (new)

Kristie | 14877 comments Janice wrote: "John Perry in Ghost Brigades would fit the strong character challenge."

Just hope none of the buddy readers are partnered.

Edit: Just looked and John isn't in this one. He is just mentioned. Jane is in it, but it seems the MC is a new person, Jared Dirac. He seems like he would work for the challenge too.


message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 18222 comments I had it in my list too but it's not my first choose. I'm trying to find some more obscure characters for the challenge.


message 18: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51452 comments I think any of those characters in the Old Man War series would work. That might be one of the few series that switches main characters. So if Jaren Dirac is the MC of Ghost Bridges someone could read the first book in the series in which John Perry is.

Another series is Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad. Frank Mackie would be a strong character. So would Antoinette Conway in The Trespasser. In fact, she'd be a great opponent. She put up with so much pressure from her fellow detectives and never caved in.


message 19: by Annerlee (last edited Mar 29, 2017 04:24AM) (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments Sarah wrote: "I had it in my list too but it's not my first choose. I'm trying to find some more obscure characters for the challenge."

I know what you mean Sarah. I obviously don't read many books with tough alpha characters - nothing sprang to mind. I'm thinking of branching out and reading something I wouldn't normally pick up. I will definitely read the Old Man's War series (that's a given) so John doesn't feel like enough of a challenge...

The author recently brought my attention to A Subtle Agency, which was free on Amazon and a recent addition to my TBR list. This is not my normal genre to say the least, but I'm willing to give it a go.

Apparently it features a bad-ass vampiress and is NOT a paranormal romance... more of a vampire action-packed thriller book. I may be intrigued enough to try it. (I've sort of talked my way into it... but this may change)

Thanks for the tip though Janice..


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