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message 1: by SRC Moderator (last edited Dec 03, 2018 08:00PM) (new)

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25.5 - Tien's Task: 2018 Reading Stats

I just love seeing all the books I've read this year set out by star ratings I've given them. There is remarkably small number of books for 1 & 5 stars with the bulk of them in 4 stars (most of the time, I round up 3.5 stars to 4... in my generous moments). Still it's a gorgeous array of books I've read this year.

To view your own Reading Stats, go to 'My Books', scroll down and on the left hand side under the heading "Your reading activity", click on 'Reading Stats'.

For this task, you may read 1 book (to fit 1 option) of at least 750 pages OR 2 books (to fit 2 different options) with a combined total of at least 750 pages. REQUIRED: State in your post the option(s) you chose.

Option 1: My longest read book this year is The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on Tor.com on Tor.com with 3,817 pages. It is a collection of short stories.

For this option, read a book with a main page genre of Short Stories or Anthologies. The genre may be standalone or embedded.

Option 2: In the pie chart of top shelves, the biggest slice is for 'australian-author'. For this option, read a book from my australian-author shelf. Please be careful that any book you read for this option fits within SRC guidelines

Option 3: Only 27 books received 5 stars from me (7.6% of total books read). For this option, read a book that received 5 stars from at least 27 readers. Hint: on book page, click on "Rating Details" located next to the star rating and it will show you a table of star ratings. The number in brackets is the number of times the books has been given a certain rating.


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message 5: by Trish (last edited Dec 04, 2018 12:49AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 2540 comments Nice task. I'm like you with not so many 1 & 5 star books in a year.

Could you genre lock Even Murderers Take Holidays: And Other Mysteries for Short Stories - it only has two MPGs, and Short Stories only as 2 users.

Thanks.


message 6: by Bea (last edited Dec 04, 2018 04:08AM) (new)

Bea | 4081 comments Ah, Tien. You know that I tremble in the face of LARGE BOOKS! I will most definitely do the 2 book option. :)

BTW, my largest book last year was Words of Radiance, which I would not have gotten through (much less started) except for the buddy read!


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Dee (austhokie) | 7688 comments Can you lock in Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology for anthologies?


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Joanne (joabroda1) | 980 comments Tien-just want you to know you have a new stalker on your Fantasy list---------------------OHHHHHHMY so many books so little time!!!


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Tien (tiensblurb) | 1546 comments Trish wrote: "Nice task. I'm like you with not so many 1 & 5 star books in a year.

Could you genre lock Even Murderers Take Holidays: And Other Mysteries for Short Stories - it only has two MPGs,..."


Thanks, Trish! & book's locked in :)


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Tien (tiensblurb) | 1546 comments Bea wrote: "Ah, Tien. You know that I tremble in the face of LARGE BOOKS! I will most definitely do the 2 book option. :)

BTW, my largest book last year was Words of Radiance, which I would no..."


lol and that was SUCH a GREAT book! We did Les Mis too, didn't we? Remember that struggle?


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Tien (tiensblurb) | 1546 comments Dee wrote: "Can you lock in Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology for anthologies?"

Got it!


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Tien (tiensblurb) | 1546 comments Joanne wrote: "Tien-just want you to know you have a new stalker on your Fantasy list---------------------OHHHHHHMY so many books so little time!!!"

lol plunder away, Joanne!


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Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3526 comments So, if I understand the task correctly, I can read Edge of Eternity using option 3 for a one book task since 26491 people have rated it 5 stars?
Thanks,
Andy


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Tien (tiensblurb) | 1546 comments Andy wrote: "So, if I understand the task correctly, I can read Edge of Eternity using option 3 for a one book task since 26491 people have rated it 5 stars?
Thanks,
Andy"


Yep, absolutely correct, Andy. Enjoy! or is it good luck?


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Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3526 comments Tien wrote: "Andy wrote: "So, if I understand the task correctly, I can read Edge of Eternity using option 3 for a one book task since 26491 people have rated it 5 stars?
Thanks,
Andy"

Yep, abs..."


Thanks,
A friend gave me the whole trilogy and I have managed to fix the first two into tasks. This will prompt me to read the third.


message 16: by Trish (last edited Dec 05, 2018 12:48AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 2540 comments Tien wrote: "Could you genre lock Even Murderers Take Holidays: And Other Mysteries for Short Stories - it only has two MPGs,..."

Thanks, Trish! & book's locked in :) "


Thanks, Tien.


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3764 comments Please confirm SHORT STORIES for
Ordinary Life: Stories


message 19: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 1546 comments Book Concierge wrote: "Please confirm SHORT STORIES for
Ordinary Life: Stories"


Confirmed


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Tien (tiensblurb) | 1546 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Please confirm Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction for short stories"

Confirmed


message 21: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1763 comments For option 3, The Witch Elm received 3308 ratings of 5 stars as of today . Can I use that for this task, option 3?


message 22: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 1546 comments Cindie wrote: "For option 3, The Witch Elm received 3308 ratings of 5 stars as of today . Can I use that for this task, option 3?"

Yes. Enjoy!


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