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message 1: by Marnie (last edited Dec 26, 2017 11:43AM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments Goals:

1. Complete the 2018 Play Book Tag Challenges.
2. Read one book a month for the PBT monthly tag.
3. Write reviews for each book for participation points.
4. Relationships, friends, enjoy life.
5. Outdoors. - Parks on Weekends, community events and places.
6. Weight Loss - Gym, Nutrition.
7. Counted Cross Stitch - Daughter's Birth Record, As gifts
8. Less Procrastinating.
9. Work on organization Pinterest, House, Purge.
10. Take advantage of community classes.
11. Practice Knitting, Learn to use Sewing Machine, Quilting
12. Giving Back - Blue Ribbon Project, Volunteer
13. Crafting - Xmas, OCC, Lucy, Home
14. Yoga, Meditation
15. Writing, Drawing
16. New Hobbies
17. Just Manage One Of These! Since so far I have failed miserably every year.


message 2: by Marnie (last edited Dec 20, 2018 11:26AM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments PBT Monthly Tag With Reviews

January Science - (Astrophysics for People in a Hurry)
February Asia - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
March Autobiography - Hillbilly Elegy
April Strong Women - Drums of Autumn
May Family Drama - The Pillars Of The Earth
June Magical Realism - Neverwhere
July Dystopian - Fahrenheit 451
August Espionage - (The Hunt For Red October)
September Friendship - Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
October Candian - (Alias Grace)
November Literary Fiction -
December Geek Reads -


message 3: by Marnie (last edited Dec 20, 2018 11:25AM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments Read 102 Books 33,000 Pages

January

1. *Demelza (Poldark #2) By Winston Graham 413 pgs.

Total - 414 pgs

February

2. #1922 By Stephen King 132 pgs.
3. #Snow Flower and The Secret Fan By Lisa See 269 pgs.
4. #Hillbilly Elegy By J.D. Vance 257 pgs.
5. # It By Stephen King 1116 pgs.

Total - 1641

May

6. Neverwhere By Neil Gaiman 370 pgs.
7. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes 304 pgs.
8. Incubus Dreams By Laurell K. Hamilton 722 pgs.

July

9. Tales of the City Armistead Maupin 272pgs.
10. The Grapes of Wrath By John Steinbeck 455 pgs.
11. Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury 175 pgs.

Total - 902

August

12. The Silmarillion By J.R.R. Tolkein 386 pgs.
13. The Fellowship of the Ring By J.R.R. Tolkein 398 pgs.

Total - 784

September

14. The Pillars of The Earth By Ken Follett 973 pgs.
15. The Wind In The Door By Madeleine L'Engle 240 pgs.

Total - 1213

October

16. Blood Communion by Anne Rice 256 pgs
17. The Little Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 93 pgs.
18. Jurassic Park By Michael Crichton 466 pgs.
19. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone By J.K. Rowling 320 pgs.

Total - 1135

November

20. The Lord of The Rings The Two Towers By J.R.R. Tolkein 325 pgs.
21. Time's Convert By Deborah Harkness 400 pgs.
22. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets By J.K. Rowling 341 pgs.
23. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever By Barbara Robinson 128pgs.
24. An Easy Death By Charlaine Harris 336 pgs.
25. Skipping Christmas By John Grisham 198 pgs.
26. The Handmaid and The Carpenter By Elizabeth Berg 153 pgs.

Total - 1881

December

27. A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens 84 pgs.
28. Drums of Autumn by Diana Galbaldon 880 pgs.


message 4: by Marnie (last edited Feb 06, 2018 10:50AM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments PBT 10th Anniversary Decathlon Challenge

January - read something that is a tribute to our retiring administrator, Linda (Ladyslott). (Hillbilly Elegy)

February - read any one of the ten books listed on your Goodreads TBR that have been there the longest. (Einstein His Life and Universe; Under a Tuscan Sun)


message 5: by Marnie (last edited Dec 26, 2017 11:39AM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments Listopia Challenge - Pick one Goodreads Listopia list (https://www.goodreads.com/list) from which you will read 6 or more books. Administrators will award extra participation points on a per book basis for lists best fit the following categories. Members will vote on the lists to determine which lists win each category at the end of the year.

a) Most interesting list (10 points per book)
b) Hardest list to read (20 points per book)
c) List we least expected the particular member to choose (10 points per book)

My List - https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...

1. Haunted By Chuck Palahniuk
2. We Need to Talk About Kevin By Lionel Shriver
3. Perfume By Patrick Süskind
4. The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
5. Blood Meridian By Cormac McCarthy
6. House of Leaves By Mark Z. Danielewski
7. The Wasp Factory By Iaim Banks
8. Beloved By Toni Morrison
9. Gerald's Game By Stephen King
10. Exquisite Corpse By Poppy Z. Brite
11. The Stranger Beside Me By Ann Rule


message 6: by Marnie (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments Six books about other cultures - These must be written by someone who lives/has lived in that culture and provides insight into what life/society is like in a place other than in my own little bubble.
—Books can be fiction or nonfiction, but I want them to be a real reflection and not fantasy/dystopia (though I love those genres!).
—I would also like these to be about contemporary cultures/issues, but am open to more of a history if it provides context for contemporary situations.
—I am particularly interested in Middle Eastern issues, because I know very little about that region. I also wouldn't mind a good book on Brexit, because all of that is so far over my head it is crazy. But, I am really open to anything.
—Each of the books should focus on a different region/culture/religion/etc.
—I am open to one of the books being about a US subculture that I am less familiar with (e.g., muslims in America).
—I would like to prioritize books written by women, but that is not a hard and fast rule


message 7: by Marnie (last edited Nov 26, 2018 07:43AM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments Last Year Leftovers

1. In One Person By John Irving
2. Beauty's Kingdom By A.N. Roguelaure
3. Night Film By Marisha Pessl
4. Doctor Sleep By Stephen King
5. Inferno By Dan Brown
6. The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt
7. NOS4A2 By Joe Hill
8. The Museum Of Extraordinary Things By Alice Hoffman
9. Missoula By Jon Krakauer
10. 1001 Nights By Christopher Rice
11. Etta and Otto and Russell and James By Emma Hooper
12. Yellow Brick War - Danielle Paige
13. The Seeker - Stephenie Meyer
14. Glory Over Everything By Kathleen Grissom
15. Two If By Sea By Jacquelyn Mitchard
16. The Children's Crusade By Ann Packer
17. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven By Chris Cleave
18. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street By Natasha Pulley
19. Maestra By L.S. Hilton
20. True Crimes A Family Album By Kathryn Harrison
21. The Atomic Weight of Love By Elizabeth J. Church
22. The Bear and the Nightingale By Katherine Arden
23. Lincoln in the Bardo By George Saunders
24. Difficult Women By Roxanne Gay
25. The Child By Fiona Barton
26. The Roanoke Girls By Amy Engel
27. The Lost City of the Monkey God By Douglas Preston
28. Wonderland By Steven Johnson
29. The Underworld By Kevin Canty
30. All Our Wrong Todays By Elan Mastai
31. The River at Night By Erica Ferencik
32. Little Deaths By Emma Flint
33. A Separation By Katie Kitamura
34. A Woman Looking At Men Looking At Women By Siri Hustvedt
35. The Private Lives of Tudors By Tracy Borman
36. History of Wolves By Emily Fridlund (own)
37. Six Four By Hideo Yokoyama
38. Heather the Totality By Matthew Weiner
39. See What I Have Done By Sarah Schmidt
40. The H Spot By Jill Filopovic
41. 1000 White Women - The Journals Of May Dodd
42. Snow Flower And The Secret Fan
43. Remarkable Creatures
44. The Eyre Affair
45. Out of Africa By Isak Denisen
46. The Boys of Summer By Roger Kahn
47. Endurance By Alfred Lansing
48. The Autobiography of Malcolm X By Alex Haley, Malcolm X
49. The Snow Leopard By Peter Matthiessen
50. Reading Lolita In Tehran By Azar Nafisi
51. The Black Count By Tom Reiss
52. The Girls Of Atomic City By Denise Kiernan
53. Roots By Alex Haley

2018

1. Time's Convert By Deborah Harkness
2. Blood Communion By Anne Rice
3. An American Marriage By Tayari Jones
4. Children of Blood and Bone By Tomi Adeyemi
5. Circe By Madeline Miller
6. The Female Persuasion By Meg Wolitzer
7. The President is Missing By Bill Clinton and James Patterson
8. Darwin Comes To Town By Menno Schilthuizen
9. Varina By Charles Frazier
10. The Trauma Cleaner By Sarah Krasnostein
11. The Monk Of Mokha By Dave Eggers
12. Noir By Christopher Moore
13. The Toymakers By Robert Dinsdale
14. GrIst Mill Road By Christopher J. Yates
15. Bridge of Clay Markus Zusak
16. Us Against You By Frederik Backman
17. Love and Ruin By Paula McLain
18. Number One Chinese Restaurant By Lillian Li
19. Pops by Michael Chabon
20. The Kiss Quotient By Helen Hoang
21. Latro In The Mist By Gene Wolfe
22.An Easy Death By Charlaine Harris


message 8: by Marnie (last edited Nov 09, 2018 01:11PM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments Trim That TBR

1. Small Gods By Terry Prachett
2. Neverwhere By Neil Gaiman
3. Evil Secrets By Kathy Braidhill
4. Moo By Jane Smiley
5. Heaven Below By Joan Lehmann
6. Dog Stars By Peter Heller
7. Blind Assasin By Margaret Atwood
8. The Lost Symbol By Dan Brown
9. Bono : In Conversation With Michka Assayas By Bono
10. Widow Of The South By Robert Hicks
11. Loving Frank By Nancy Horan
12. The Palace By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Classics

1. Daughter of Fortune By Isabell Allende
2. The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck
3. Alias Grace By Margaret Atwood
4. Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
5. Sherlock Holmes By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow By Washington Irving
7. Amistad By David Pesci
8.The Fellowship of the Ring By J.R.R. Tolkein
9.The Two Towers By J.R.R. Tolkein

Long Books

1. Threat From The Sea By Mel Odom
2. David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
3. Don't Know Much About The Bible By Kenneth C. Davis
4. Mary Chestnut's Civil War By Mary Boykin Miller Chestnut
5. Edgar Sawtelle By David Wroblewski
6. London By Edward Rutherford
7. Under The Dome By Steven King
8. Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitchell
9. The Witching Hour By Anne Rice
10. The Pillars of the Earth By Ken Follett


message 9: by Marnie (last edited Dec 20, 2018 11:27AM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments Long Book Challenge 500 Plus Pages

1. Threat From The Sea By Mel Odom
2. David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
3. Mary Chestnut's Civil War By Mary Boykin Miller Chestnut
4. Les Miserables By Victor Hugo
5. Pillars Of The Earth By Ken Follett
6. Don Quixote By Miguel de Cervantes
7. The Count Of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
8. 2666 By Robert Balano
9. The Children's Book By A.S. Byatt
10. London By Edward Rutherford
11. Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy
12. The Mists of Avalon By Marion Zimmer Bradley
13. The Hour I First Believed By Wally Lamb
14. Ulysses By James Joyce
15. Skippy Dies By Paul Murray
16. Under The Dome By Stephen King
17. The Blind Assassin By Margaret Atwood
18. John Adams By David McCullough
19. Night Film By Marisha Pessl
20. War and Peace By Leo Tolstoy
21. Roots By Alex Haley
22. It By Stephen King
23. Incubus Dreams By Laurell K. Hamilton
24. Drums Of Autumn By Diana Galbaldon


message 10: by Marnie (last edited Nov 29, 2018 06:39AM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments Books That Are Movies/Shows

Atonement- Need To Watch
Under A Tuscan Sky - Need to Watch
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald - Need to Watch
Revolutionary Road
Lovely Bones - Need to Watch
The World According To Garp
Terms Of Endearment
Les Miserables
East Of Eden
Grapes Of Wrath - Need to Watch
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Need To Watch
The Reader - Need to Watch
The Rum Diary
Like Water For Chocolate
War Horse - Need to Watch
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Need To Watch
The Ender's Game - Need To Watch
The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Need to Watch
Tracks - Need To Watch
The Secret Scripture
A Light Between Oceans - Watched
Far From The Maddening Crowd - Need To Watch
Child 44 - Need to Watch
True Story - Need to Watch
11/22/63 - HULU Need To Watch
The Circle - Need to Watch
The Grapes Of Wrath - Need to Watch
Fahrenheit 451 - Need to Watch
The Pillars of the Earth - Need to Watch
The Fellowship of the Ring - Need to Watch
The Two Towers - Need to Watch
The Shape Of Water
Good Omens

Memoirs, Biographies, Autobiographies

Salinger
Manson
The End Of The World As We Know It
A Curious Man
Raising Cubby
Don't Tell Mummy
My Booky Wook
Living History
I am Ozzy
Extreme
Giving
Half Broke Horses


message 11: by Marnie (last edited Dec 20, 2018 11:29AM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments Books To Continue Series

Inheritance - Christopher Paolini
Incubus Dreams - Laurell K. Hamilton
Micah - Laurell K. Hamilton
A Storm Of Swords - George R.R. Martin
The Chisellars - Brendan O'Carroll
Shadow of the Workhouse - Jennifer Worth
The People Of Sparks - Jeanne DuPrau
Palace Walk - Naguib Mahfouz
Night Pleasures - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dewey's Nine Lives - Vicki Myron
A Caress of Twilight - Laurell K. Hamilton
The Year Of The Flood - Margaret Atwood
Nicolae - Tim LaHaye
The Iron Council - China Mieville
Dawn - Elie Wiesel
The Palace - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
The Good, The Bad, and The Undead - Kim Harrison
Arch Enemy - Frank Beddor
A Lion Among Men - Gregory Mcguire
Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead
Bring Up The Bodies - Hilary Mantel
Drums of Autumn - Diana Gabaldon
Zombie Fallout 3.5 By Mark Tufo
Demelza By Winston Graham
Jeremy Poldark - Winston Graham
A Torch Against The Night By Sabaa Tahir
The Two Towers By J.R.R. Tolkein
The Return of the King By J.R.R. Tolkein
A Wind In The Door By Madeleine L'Engle
A Swiftly Tilting Planet By Madeleine L'Engle
World Without End By Ken Follett
The Fiery Cross By Diana Galbaldon


message 12: by Marnie (last edited Nov 09, 2018 01:14PM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments 1001 Books

Kafka On The Shore By Haruki Murakami
Birdsong By Sebastian Faulks
The Blind Assassin By Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace By Margaret Atwood
House Of Leaves By Mark Z. Danielewski
Cryptonomicon By Neal Stephenson
Infinite Jest By David Foster Wallace
A Fine Balance By Rohinton Mistry
Birdsong By Sebastian Faulks
The Virgin Suicides By Jeffrey Eugenides
The Wasp Factory By Iain Banks
The World According To Garp By John Irving
Beloved By Toni Morrison
Wild Sargassa Sea By Jean Rhys
On The Road By Jack Kerouac
The Fellowship Of The Ring By J.R.R. Tolkein
The Return of The King By J.R.R. Tolkein
The Story Of O By Pauline Reage
The Adventures Of Augie March By Saul Bellow
Middlemarch By George Elliot
Foundation By Isaac Asimov
Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison
Gormenghast By Mervyn Peake
I, Robot By Isaac Asimov
On Human Bondage By William Somerset Magham
What Maisie Knew By Henry James
Crime And Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Les Miserables By Victor Hugo
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Walden By Henry David Thoreau
The Count Of Monte Cristo By Alexander Dumas
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Don Quixote By Cervantes
The Grapes of Wrath By John Steinbeck
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury


message 13: by Marnie (last edited Sep 20, 2018 07:47AM) (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments Jumbled Musings To Myself - So I Won't Forget

Faulkner
Follett
Yarboro
Horwitz
Rutherford
Tolstoy
Zimmerman
Zafron
Slammerkin
City At The End of Time
The People Who Eat Darkness
Oryx and Crake - Will be on HBO
The Alchemist


message 14: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6543 comments Marnie wrote: "Listopia Challenge - Pick one Goodreads Listopia list (https://www.goodreads.com/list) from which you will read 6 or more books. Administrators will award extra participation points on a per book b..."

I toyed with this list as well . . .can't wait to see your reviews!


message 15: by Marnie (new)

Marnie (marniegoodrich) | 108 comments Anita wrote: "Marnie wrote: "Listopia Challenge - Pick one Goodreads Listopia list (https://www.goodreads.com/list) from which you will read 6 or more books. Administrators will award extra participation points ..."

I've already read a LOT of them! Not sure what that says about me lol but that is the list that jumped out at me.


message 16: by Ellen (new)

Ellen | 2217 comments Marnie, we picked the same listopia! Awesome!


message 17: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 6543 comments Marnie wrote: "Anita wrote: "Marnie wrote: "Listopia Challenge - Pick one Goodreads Listopia list (https://www.goodreads.com/list) from which you will read 6 or more books. Administrators will award extra partici..."

I read 35 of the top 100 if that makes you feel any better 😉


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