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message 1: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 23, 2017 10:11AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Dusty Old Book

Clear away the cobwebs from the back of your shelves and find the books that have been waiting the longest for you to read. No more delays!

You can choose from physical shelves, or it can be a Goodreads shelf sorted by date added, or a combination. Read the books that have been waiting the longest. Owned or not, what matters is how long you've been meaning to read them.

**You can list up to 20 books that you will choose from for the challenge. Once listed, those are the books you must choose from.

**Deciding you're no longer interested in a book can count as long as you've read at least 20 pages to make sure, and you remove it from your shelves permanently. That'll be one less book gathering dust.

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
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Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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message 2: by Tammie (new)

Tammie Tackett i.m in


message 3: by Paula (last edited Jun 22, 2018 08:44AM) (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 195 comments COMPLETED 22nd June!

Running total: 10/10

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr (03/02/18)
2. Burmese Days by George Orwell (13/02/18)

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
3. George Orwell: A Life in Letters by George Orwell (02/03/18)
4. The Assassin's Cloak by Irene Taylor (02/04/18)

Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
5. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde (06/04/18)
6. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams by Sylvia Plath (22/04/18)
7. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh (21/05/18)

Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
8. The Literature of Wales by D.R. Johnston (01/06/18)
9. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (08/06/18)
10. A Private Language? a Dip Into Welsh Literature by Marion Eames (22/06/18)


message 4: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Nov 23, 2018 07:19AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I'm in for this one - all levels!

Round 1 *Completed*
(view spoiler)

Round 2 *Completed*

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. The House on Tradd Street (2011)
2. Throne of Glass (2012)

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
3. Seraphina (2012)
4. Bearers of the Black Staff (2012)

Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
5. Shades of Milk and Honey (2012)
6. The Near Witch (2011)
7. Oliver Twist (2003)

Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
8. Heart's Blood (2011)
9. Magic Lost, Trouble Found (2012)
10. Shadow and Bone (2012)

Round 2: Dustiest books to choose from:
(view spoiler)


message 5: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) | 414 comments Allison wrote: "



Clear away the cobwebs from the back of your shelves and find the books that have been waiting the longest for you to read. No more delays!

You can choose from physical shelves, or it can b..."


Hi Allison, in doubt if I should do this one or Buyers remorse... What's the difference exactly?


message 6: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Susy wrote: "Hi Allison, in doubt if I should do this one or Buyers remorse... What's the difference exactly?..."

Hi Susy, good question!

Buyer's Remorse is only for books that you already own, and they could have been purchased as recently as 2017. This challenge focuses on the ones you've owned the longest, in many cases for years. It also allows for books that you've been intending to read for a long time (that you don't own).

For example, I have a lot of books that I've added to Goodreads that have been sitting there for a long time but I don't physically own them. I plan to use this challenge to start in on them.


message 7: by Tammie (last edited Feb 15, 2018 05:55AM) (new)

Tammie Tackett Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1.The Scarlet Letter
2.Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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message 8: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) | 414 comments Allison wrote: "Susy wrote: "Hi Allison, in doubt if I should do this one or Buyers remorse... What's the difference exactly?..."

Hi Susy, good question!

Buyer's Remorse is only for books that you already own, ..."


Thank you Allison! I'll go for Buyer's Remorse (again) in that case seeing I really want to clear my physical bookshelves at home!


message 9: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 106 comments Count me in!

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
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Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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Total: 0/10


message 10: by Fiona (Titch) (last edited Dec 29, 2017 09:28AM) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Can they be books that you've had on your kindle since you 1st bought your kindle?

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
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Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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message 11: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Can they be books that you've had on your kindle since you 1st bought your kindle?"

Absolutely, if those are the ones you feel are gathering the most "dust."


message 12: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Allison wrote: "Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Can they be books that you've had on your kindle since you 1st bought your kindle?"

Absolutely, if those are the ones you feel are gathering the most "dust.""


31st December 2011 lol


message 13: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Fiona (Titch) wrote: "31st December 2011 lol..."

Yeah, I have a few of those too!


message 14: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments Can these books carry over into other challenges, like the ATY18?


message 15: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Stephanie wrote: "Can these books carry over into other challenges, like the ATY18?"

I don't see why not, Stephanie.


message 16: by Michael (new)

Michael | 26 comments I am definitely in, as my To Read shelf is already bulging!!


message 17: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 11 comments I am def in...many to choose from!


message 18: by Asami (new)

Asami (thereadingsquid) | 70 comments Let me get a duster, I'm in!


message 19: by Cherry (last edited Oct 20, 2018 11:25AM) (new)

Cherry Coley | 12 comments Count me in! I had already decided to "read" my books that I have on my shelf and haven't read this year. This fits perfectly!

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World
2. Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
3. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
4. Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
5. Bull's-Eye: The Power of Focus
6. Overcoming Fake Talk: How to Hold Real Conversations That Create Respect, Build Relationships, and Get Results
7. The Magic of Thinking Big

Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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Total: 0/10


message 20: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Marin (tiffers919) | 59 comments Count me in!


message 21: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Marin (tiffers919) | 59 comments Can we do this one and buyer’s remorse?


message 22: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Ali, Leviathan by Scott Westerfield is great!


message 23: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments Tiffany wrote: "Can we do this one and buyer’s remorse?"

I can't see why not :-)


message 24: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I'm doing both :D


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm in -- as posted on the other day -- I spent the day cleaning off my office shelves of books. - I have wall to wall shelves. Separated the books that were not read and were lost - Just took a book off the shelve for another challenge taking place in February. I decided I wanted to read more female authors - having that one shelve to choose from first is going to be easier - my February choice is a romance and written by a female. Happy Reading


message 26: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 23, 2018 09:59AM) (new)

Here we go:

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. The New York Idea - (Adapted by David Auburn. From the original by Langdon Mitchell).
2. Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
3. For one more day by Mitch Albom
4. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
5. Tom Hanks - Uncommon Type - some stories
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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reply | flag *


message 27: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (scharle4) | 83 comments I am in--this is one of my main reading goals this year. I am working on physical, eBooks, and audiobooks. My goal for this challenge would be to do 10 eBooks, 10 physical books, and as many audiobooks as I can (due to professional commitments, I am not be able to do as many audiobooks).

eBooks
Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. The Greatest Challenge Of Them All Finished 1-14-17
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Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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Physical
Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
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Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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Audiobooks
Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. Far from the Tree (currently listening to it)
2.


message 28: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
I think I'm goanna go for this one, owned books only. I'll post sometime this week with my planed books!


message 29: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. The Thirteenth Tale
2. The Gift Of The Magi

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
3. The Necklace and other stories
4. The View From Saturday

Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
5. The Mysterious Stranger and other stories
6. White Fang
7. Outcast of Redwall

Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
8. Pearls of Lutra
9. The Legend of Luke
10. Mattimeo

Even though these say added in 2014/2015, I have had them much much longer! The short story collections were a birthday present for my 10th birthday. It's now more than a decade later! They are very very very dusty! I'll link as I finish.


message 30: by Anna (new)

Anna (kikina42) Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. Coraline - To Read since May 26, 2013
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Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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Candidates:
Fahrenheit 451 August 21, 2014
The Hobbit November 23, 2014
The Time Traveler's Wife November 23, 2014
The Princess Bride November 23, 2014
Angels & Demons November 23, 2014
Swann's Way December 19, 2014
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch March 17, 2015
1984 April 26, 2015
Catch-22 June 23, 2015
Brave New World June 23, 2015
Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle July 6, 2015
A Brief History of Time July 7, 2015
To Kill a Mockingbird July 10, 2015
The Diary of a Young Girl July 10, 2015
Anne of Green Gables July 10, 2015


message 31: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Anna, Brave New World and Anne of Green Gabels are both really good books! I hope you enjoy them!


message 32: by Katherine (last edited Jan 05, 2019 06:24AM) (new)

Katherine | 12 comments 🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰 Dust the Shelf (2018) 🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰🌰
Round 1: These book's where added between:

Level 1 - Swipe the duster (view spoiler)
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Level 2 - Dust bunnies beware (view spoiler)
Gods and Warriors (Gods and Warriors, #1) by Michelle Paver The Road to Woodbury (The Walking Dead #2) by Robert Kirkman

Level 3 - Cobwebs begone (view spoiler)
Lazy Son (Hell's Son, #1) by Eve Langlais Eragon & Eldest (Inheritance, #1-2) by Christopher Paolini Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman

Round 2: These book's where added between:
Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster (view spoiler)
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware (view spoiler)
Soul Music (Discworld, #16; Death, #3) by Terry Pratchett Mort (Discworld, #4, Death, #1) by Terry Pratchett

Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone (view spoiler)
The Fall of the Governor Part One (The Walking Dead #3) by Robert Kirkman Doctor Who The Price of Paradise by Colin Brake The Fall of the Governor Part Two (The Walking Dead #4) by Robert Kirkman

Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine (view spoiler)
The Awakening & The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2) by L.J. Smith


message 33: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Marin (tiffers919) | 59 comments Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
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Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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message 34: by Hali (last edited Mar 11, 2018 04:07PM) (new)

Hali | 24 comments Level 1 (2 books) - Swipe the duster
1. The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf
2. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Level 2 (4 books) - Dust bunnies beware
3. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
4. New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani

Level 3 (7 books) - Cobwebs begone
5. The Masuda Affair by I. J. Parker
6. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
7. Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

Level 4 (10 books) - Polish and shine
8. Border State by Tõnu Õnnepalu
9. Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
10. The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel


message 35: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Finished level 2!

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris (2012)
2. One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters (2009)

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
3. Frederica by Georgette Heyer (2012)
4. Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn (2012)


message 36: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited May 13, 2018 09:03AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I'm not sure how I managed this, but I'm finished! It feels pretty amazing to get some of these books knocked out. I'm going to start chipping away at another round.

Round 1 *Completed*

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris (2012)
2. One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters (2009)

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
3. Frederica by Georgette Heyer (2012)
4. Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn (2012)

Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
5. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (2012)
6. Shadows and Strongholds (2012)
7. The Face of a Stranger (2010)

Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
8. The Magic of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt Jr (2012)
9. Revenge of the Witch (2011)
10. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (2012)


message 37: by Cindy (last edited Sep 12, 2018 04:28PM) (new)

Cindy (smalltowncdn) | 2 comments Coming late to the party, but let's see how many I can get through:

Level 1 (2 Books) - Swipe the duster
1. How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier [dnf]
2. My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger

Level 2 (4 Books) - Dust bunnies beware
3. The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
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Level 3 (7 Books) - Cobwebs begone
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Level 4 (10 Books) - Polish and shine
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Books to Choose From:
The Man Who Fell in Love With His Wife
My Most Excellent Year
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Empress of the World
Shelf Life
The Good Fairies of New York
The Bookshop
How to Ditch Your Fairy
Un Lun Dun
Against the Brotherhood
An Irish Country Courtship
Queen Camilla
Jane, Actually or Jane Austen’s Book Tour
Geoducks are for Lovers
The Book Thief
How the Attract the Wombat
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys
Chasing the Sea
Hearing Birds Fly


message 38: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3701 comments Mod
Way to go, Katherine and Allison!
Good luck on your challenge, Cindy.


message 39: by Paula (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 195 comments Completed 22nd June (see message 3)!


message 40: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Yay! Well done Paula!


message 41: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3701 comments Mod
Congrats, Paula!


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