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message 1: by Mary (last edited Dec 26, 2018 06:36AM) (new)

Mary Wolenski | 30 comments My 2017 Reading Challenge was 20 books. Since I was able to complete this challenge, I plan to read at least 25 books in 2018.

1. PARALLEL LIVES, PARALLEL NATIONS Volume Two: A narrative history of Rome & the Jews, their relations and their worlds finished Jan 22, 2018.

2. The Green Mare finished Jan 28, 2018.

3. The Path to Rome finished Feb 9, 2018.

4. The Voice of the Violin finished Feb 12, 2018.

5. Living at the Edge: A Biography of D.H. Lawrence & Frieda Von Richthofen finished Mar 6, 2018.

6. Delphine finished Mar 27, 2018.

7. A History of the Jews finished April 21, 2018.

8. Vendetta finished April 28, 2018.

9. Ancient Rome: From Romulus to Justinian finished May 7, 2018.

10. Marble Goddesses and Mortal Flesh finished May 15, 2018.

11. The Fisherman's Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search finished May 21, 2018.

12. The Elegy of Lady Fiammetta finished May 30, 2018.

13. The Peloponnesian War finished June 21, 2018.

14. A Name In Blood finished June 30, 2018.

15. The Bones of Saint Peter finished July 6, 2018.

16. Two Women finished July 19, 2018.

17. Cabal finished August 12, 2018.

18. Rome: A Living Portrait of an Ancient City finished August 23, 2018.

19. The Tombs of St. Peter and St. Paul finished August 24, 2018.

20. Etruscans : eminent women, powerful men finished August 27, 2018.

21. As a Man Grows Older finished September 2, 2018.

22. The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts finished September 18, 2018.

23. Contempt finished September 25, 2018.

24. The Road To Assisi: The Essential Biography Of St. Francis finished October 8, 2018.

25. Boredom finished October 14, 2018.

26. Lev Shestov: Existential Philosopher and Religious
Thinker
finished October 25, 2018.

27. Therapy finished November 2, 2018.

28. Alexander Hamilton finished November 21, 2018.

29. Notes from Underground finished November 28, 2018.

30. Lev Shestov and His Times: Encounters with Brandes, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Checkhov, Ibsen, Nietzsche and Husserl finished December 5, 2018.

31. Journey to Rome finished December 9, 2018.

32. Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War finished December 26, 2018.


message 2: by Mary (last edited Oct 08, 2018 12:19PM) (new)

Mary Wolenski | 30 comments Among the books I plan to read in 2018 are the six books remaining on my 'To Read' shelf which are:

1. The Path to Rome finished Feb 9, 2018.

2. The Road To Assisi: The Essential Biography Of St. Francis finished Oct 8, 2018.

3. The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts finished Sept 18, 2018.

4. Delphine finished Mar 27, 2018.

5. The Peloponnesian War finished June 21, 2018.

6. A History of the Jews finished April 21, 2018.


message 3: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Mary wrote: "My 2017 Reading Challenge was 20 books. Since I was able to complete this challenge, I plan to read at least 25 books in 2018."

Sounds good Mary! Congratulations on completing your 2017 challenge & good luck with your new goal. But above all, Happy Reading!


message 4: by Mary (new)

Mary Wolenski | 30 comments Thanks, Susy!


message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 3273 comments Good luck with your goal in 2018, Mary :)


message 6: by Mary (new)

Mary Wolenski | 30 comments Thank you, Lisa!


message 7: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments Best of luck with your challenge!


message 8: by Mary (new)

Mary Wolenski | 30 comments Thank you, Blagica!


message 9: by Mary (last edited May 15, 2018 04:22AM) (new)

Mary Wolenski | 30 comments We live in the house that used to be owned by the author David Madden. I want one of the books I read in 2018 to be his most recent book Marble Goddesses and Mortal Flesh. Finished May 15, 2018.


message 10: by Mary (last edited Jan 02, 2018 03:21AM) (new)

Mary Wolenski | 30 comments Thank you, Kristin! I will probably just be doing the 2018 Reading Challenge. I'm kind of a loner as far as reading and reading selection goes.


message 13: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments Congratulations on reading your first two books keep it up!


message 14: by Mary (new)

Mary Wolenski | 30 comments Blagica wrote: "Congratulations on reading your first two books keep it up!"

Thank you, Blagica!


message 15: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments Two months down ten to go! I hope March is a success for you.


message 16: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. I hope that April brings you many more five star reads.


message 17: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments “Reading brings us unknown friends” While the warm weather is coming I hope you make some new friends in May!


message 18: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments 48% done awesome job!


message 19: by Mary (new)

Mary Wolenski | 30 comments Blagica wrote: "48% done awesome job!"

Thanks Blagica!


message 20: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments My pleasure hoping July keeps you busy in books!


message 21: by Mary (last edited Oct 14, 2018 09:03AM) (new)

Mary Wolenski | 30 comments Today I finished all my goals of my 2018 Reading Challenge: I read 25 books which included the 6 remaining books on my to read list and also I read Marble Goddesses and Mortal Flesh which is a book written by David Madden who used to live in our house.


message 22: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Congratulations Mary!


message 23: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12028 comments Congratulations on completing your goal. You still have time to get a few more great reads in. I wish you some more gems along the way.


message 24: by Mary (new)

Mary Wolenski | 30 comments Today I finished my last book of 2018, Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War. Now I look forward to the 2019 book year!


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