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message 1: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (last edited Dec 26, 2018 01:11PM) (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Niki's Overflowing Bookshelf Challenge

My Physical Library [Non-YA]: 697 Unread of 1108
My Physical Library [YA]: 257 Unread of 462
My Digital Library: 56 Unread of 153
My Audible Library: 31 Unread of 192
^All of these numbers are out of date lol

Niki's Goal: To read 50 books from my physical collection by the end of 2019.

Current High-Priority Titles:
Raised by Wolves [3] (view spoiler)
Stardoc [10] (view spoiler)
Age of Steam [2] (view spoiler)
Second Sons [2] (view spoiler)
Redwall [4] (view spoiler)
Morganville Vampires [6] (view spoiler)
Vlad Taltos [11] (view spoiler)

5 for 1 Mini Challenge [5]:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Purchased:

Niki's January 2019 Overflowing Bookshelf Mini Challenge:
1. Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 1
2. Stardoc
3. Raised by Wolves
4. Trial by Fire
5. Taken by Storm
6. Doomwyte
7. Bite Club
8. Eye of the Labyrinth
Read: 0/8

Book Pledge Mini Challenge!!
Goal: 50 books by 12/31/2019

2019 Titles Read:
1.

Donated:
1.


message 2: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (last edited Dec 26, 2018 01:02PM) (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Niki's Lists:

My Physical Library Catalogue [Non-YA]:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list... [1105 books]
Unread titles from that list: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list... [714]

My Physical Library Catalogue [YA]:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list... [461]
Unread titles from that list: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list... [259]

Completed 5/1 Logs:

5 for 1 Mini Challenge [4]:
1. Something Deadly This Way Comes
2. Lion of Senet
3. Eulalia!
4. Black Powder War
5. The Blade Itself
Purchased: ALL THE THINGS BOOK OUTLET 2/2

5 for 1 Mini Challenge [3]:
1. Bayou Moon - Ilona Andrews
2. The Blood of Olympus - Rick Riordan
3. Dead Iron - Devon Monk
4. Once Dead, Twice Shy - Kim Harrison
5. Early to Death, Early to Rise - Kim Harrison
Purchased: ALL THE THINGS BOOK OUTLET 1/2

5 for 1 Mini Challenge [2]:
1. A Tyranny of Queens - Foz Meadows
2. Wildfire - Ilona Andrews
3. Kiss of Death - Rachel Caine
4. The House of Hades - Rick Riordan
5. Song in the Silence - Elizabeth Kerner
Purchased: Legend Trilogy Boxed Set

5 for 1 Mini Challenge [1]:
1. Unclean Spirits - MLN Hanover
2. Fade Out - Rachel Caine
3. Broken - Kelley Armstrong
4. The Mark of Athena - Rick Riordan
5. Throne of Jade - Naomi Novik
Purchased: Burn Bright - Patricia Briggs


message 3: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (last edited Jun 21, 2018 03:58PM) (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
My Audible Catalogue

Unlistened:
Redshirts
Starflight
The Collapsing Empire
The Summer Dragon
Awaken Me Darkly

Remaining: 5

Book Pledge Goal: To have listened to all of my Unlistened [Original] Purchases by 9.1.2018. Also to listen to all new purchases immediately.

Listened [Starting 9.8.2017]:
The Shadow of What Was Lost
A Dragon of a Different Color
Zoe's Tale
Within the Sanctuary of Wings
Magic Breaks
An Echo Of Things To Come
Arcade Catastrophe
Bride of Death
Magic Shifts
Oathbringer
When the Heavens Fall
Magic Binds
The Emperor's Blades
Lady of Misrule
The Demon Spirit
Naamah's Blessing
Dragon Hunters

Total: 15

Unlistened [First in Series][Excluded from Challenge]
Black Sun Rising
Mage's Blood
Archmage
A Crucible of Souls
Gardens of the Moon
Clean Sweep
Mark of the Demon
Malice
A Discovery of Witches
On Basilisk Station
Unwind
Something from the Nightside
Wool
Magic Study
Taken by Storm
Legacy
The Magicians
A Kiss of Shadows
Mutineer
Oath of Swords
Sheepfarmer's Daughter
Pandora's Star
The Falcon Throne
The Outstretched Shadow

Total: 24

Books I don't want to read, but have (unfortunately) already purchased:
Brisingr
Raven Cursed
Mercy Blade

Total: 3 (My hope is to never add to this stat again. Ever. I'll accomplish this by getting myself into a situation where I listen to books right away so I can evaluate and even return them before the deadline)


message 6: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3613 comments Okay, now I don't feel so bad about my 300 books. :-)


message 7: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Veronica wrote: "Okay, now I don't feel so bad about my 300 books. :-)"

Oh good! Lol glad to be a bad example. :)


message 8: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3613 comments No shame in being a cautionary tale. There but for the grace of God... ;-)

How have you liked the Naamah's trilogy? I really loved Phedre's trilogy and have heard this second one isn't as good so I've held off. I do however own the first of Imriel's trilogy (which I haven't read).


message 9: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Actually, Imriel's first book is my favorite of the whole saga. :) I liked the other two in his well enough also. Moirin's trilogy is very different, taking place a few hundred years after Imriel's, which leaves me mostly sad that we've moved on. I really like Moirin, though, and the cultural influences are just as strong. I think it's just the fact that it's different that makes me not quite as excited about it. Worth reading, though. I'm still giving them 3.5 - 4 stars.


message 10: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3613 comments Good to know, thanks for the feedback. :-)


message 11: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (last edited Sep 08, 2017 12:02PM) (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
There are so many different ways to tackle this challenge that I'm starting with an experiment for one: I'm going to treat each format as its own separate challenge.

For example, I just listed out all of my unread Audible books and noticed I had a bunch more than I thought I did. Therefore, until I get my list pared down a bit, I'm going to do a mini Audible 2 for 1 challenge using the Book Buying Ban format. I'll be keeping track of it in its own comment box.


message 12: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
My goal for digital books is just to read ten titles from it by this time next year. I don't bring home digital books very often, so I just needed a simple challenge to help me get through the ones I already own.


message 13: by Chris (new)

Chris (murphy44) | 706 comments Pssst, I dont see Tad on that list anywhere yet! Just sayin' 😈


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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Chris wrote: "Pssst, I dont see Tad on that list anywhere yet! Just sayin' 😈"

lol I'm thinking about him though! I want to get my incomplete series down a little before I start him. :)


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 1338 comments This looks good! I hope I can start one when it's not bedtime. Lol 😂


message 16: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (fantasynerd365) | 1116 comments Wow that's a long list! I was looking at my kindle, making a collection for the ones I hadn't read yet, unfortunately there are a few that I have taken off my to-read list when I was going through it. Now I feel like I should read them just so I didn't waste money when I bought them. My list will be up sometime this week.


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 1338 comments I don't think I have it in me to list all of my books! Maybe I will just watch everyone else or do so many at one time. 😳


message 18: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
This is the one challenge I don't feel nearly as bad off starting as everybody else. I only started at 41 and took 1 off already. That said given a lot of my other challenges I won't make headway on this for a while.


message 19: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ wrote: "I don't think I have it in me to list all of my books! Maybe I will just watch everyone else or do so many at one time. 😳"

I listed my digital and audio titles because there weren't that many, but I don't think I have the energy to do my main collection either. You should totally do what I did and just list out 10-20 of your high priority titles and keep track of ones you read after starting the challenge. So much more manageable that way lol.


message 20: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Took the time to scan in my YA stuff today (sorry for bombing your feed). I currently have 200 unread of 461 YA books. This is not nearly as intimidating as my non-YA collection. I have a sneaking suspicion that I won't get around to a lot of these.


message 21: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
So many books to read!


message 22: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
I know!! I'm feeling like I need to downsize a bit to give myself a fighting chance lol.


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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
I just bought a signed copy of Oathbringer even though I haven't "earned" it yet, lol. Worth it.


message 24: by Miche (new)

Miche | 3136 comments Niki Hawkes wrote: "I just bought a signed copy of Oathbringer even though I haven't "earned" it yet, lol. Worth it."

Signed books should be an exception. ;)

Btw, where did you get it? At his site?


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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Miche wrote: "Niki Hawkes wrote: "I just bought a signed copy of Oathbringer even though I haven't "earned" it yet, lol. Worth it."

Signed books should be an exception. ;)

Btw, where did you get it? At his site?"


Haha I like how you think. :) it was on bn.com and I typed in "Oathbringer signed"


message 26: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new)

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Niki Hawkes wrote: "I just bought a signed copy of Oathbringer even though I haven't "earned" it yet, lol. Worth it."

Hahaha, that is so worth it. I feel like I am going to fail this challenge so hard.


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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Added 4 Audiobooks per the Audible $4.95 sale... dang it! lol

On Basilisk Station
Unwind
Redshirts
Something from the Nightside


message 28: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3613 comments Didn't we all agree that sales don't count? lol

Or am I enabling again?


message 29: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Veronica wrote: "Didn't we all agree that sales don't count? lol

Or am I enabling again?"


yes... and yes. haha

For some reason, even though my overflowing issues are clearly centered around my physical book collection, I feel compelled to be a stickler with the audible one because actually making headway with that goal seems attainable. It feels like I'm wrecking the one goal I actually had a hope of achieving lol.


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 1338 comments Well, I still haven't made my list. Just the thought of going through my unread books stressses me out. I will have to think about it some more! Like I said before, I will stalk everyone else's or maybe add just 10 or so like Niki suggested 😊


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Timelord Iain | 17026 comments Niki Hawkes wrote: "Veronica wrote: "Didn't we all agree that sales don't count? lol

Or am I enabling again? ..."


Isn't that like the old "Free food has no calories" excuse :D... not that I'm advocating AGAINST book deals... just a thought...


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 1338 comments Okay, I have started one but it's going to be a slow process adding :-)


message 33: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3613 comments Iain wrote: "Isn't that like the old "Free food has no calories" excuse "

Are you implying this isn't true?


message 34: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ wrote: "Okay, I have started one but it's going to be a slow process adding :-)"

Nothing wrong with compiling it gradually. :)


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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Veronica wrote: "Iain wrote: "Isn't that like the old "Free food has no calories" excuse "

Are you implying this isn't true?"


Lmao


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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
I accidentally bought another audiobook without even things about it. Autopilot. Whoops. Lol

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews. At least I'll get to it quickly. :)


message 37: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Completed a short Audible log:

Audible 2 for 1 Challenge [1]
1. The Shadow of What Was Lost
2. A Dragon of a Different Color
Purchased: A Dragon of a Different Color


message 38: by Timelord Iain (new)

Timelord Iain | 17026 comments I don't understand... did you buy a 2nd copy of Dragon of a Different Color?


message 39: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new)

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Iain wrote: "I don't understand... did you buy a 2nd copy of Dragon of a Different Color?"

I bought it before I'd completed a log, then counted it as progress towards its own purchase haha.


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Timelord Iain | 17026 comments Niki Hawkes owns a time machine lol...


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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Iain wrote: "Niki Hawkes owns a time machine lol..."

Ssshhhhhh!!! It's a secret lol. I got it from Hermione.


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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Over the weekend I went through my collection and added a bunch of series I've been "saving for a rainy day" to a priority list for 2018. It's part of my strategy to focus on the best books first. I no longer wish to "save" the most compelling titles in favor of ones I'm just "meh" about. This is how I plan to tackle my collection - one awesome book at a time.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 43: by Miche (new)

Miche | 3136 comments Niki Hawkes wrote: "Over the weekend I went through my collection and added a bunch of series I've been "saving for a rainy day" to a priority list for 2018. It's part of my strategy to focus on the best books first. ..."

Good plan!


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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7505 comments Mod
Thanks! :)


message 45: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan (poi5ongirl) | 7797 comments Good list! :)


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 1338 comments You're awesome, Niki! I love your lists. I still have more fantasy and sci-fi to add to mine but it's a work in progress 😳


message 47: by Timelord Iain (new)

Timelord Iain | 17026 comments You could also go back and forth between less desirable books and your priority list...

Like Mary Poppins says: "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down"


message 48: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3613 comments Why even bother with the less desirable or "meh" books? Time to consider a conscious uncoupling, methinks. ;-)


message 49: by Timelord Iain (new)

Timelord Iain | 17026 comments Alright Gwyneth Paltrow :)... I agree with you for the most part... especially that series that spurred this decision where she continued 5 books past losing interest... I just figured there might be some others in the pile worth giving a go still...


message 50: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3613 comments Haha, I'm not a Paltrow fan at all but I love to use that pretentious phrase whenever I can. :-)


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