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message 1: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments Once again this year, my goal will be to read 12 books; thus qualifying me to be, in the minds of the publishers, an "avid reader."

I have a second goal. I intend to read a work of great literature. At this time, I plan it to be The Brothers Karamazov.


message 2: by Christa, The Returned (new)

Christa (christaw) | 925 comments Ooh! Excellent choice! That one is on my "books I should read" list but I never quite get around to it.


message 3: by DoodlePanda (new)

DoodlePanda | 1137 comments That seems like a great goal! I always feel like I should read more of the great literature but I rarely do...


message 4: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (quiltsrme) | 326 comments I typically read a "great literature book once a month, but I read 100 books a year. So one for the year is a great choice!


message 5: by MrsJoseph *grouchy*, Resident Book Pusher (new)

MrsJoseph *grouchy* (mrsjoseph) | 3262 comments I haven't forced myself to read great lit in...quite a while, lol.


message 6: by HomeInMyShoes (new)

HomeInMyShoes | 2511 comments No great litterature? :P


message 7: by MrsJoseph *grouchy*, Resident Book Pusher (new)

MrsJoseph *grouchy* (mrsjoseph) | 3262 comments nope! Fun and fancy free!


message 8: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments Thanks Christa, DP, Stephanie, Mrs. J and Homey!


message 9: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments 1...1/09...Free and Clear - Karin Kiser
2...1/09...Scalia Speaks - Antonin Scalia


message 10: by DoodlePanda (new)

DoodlePanda | 1137 comments Congrats on the first books done! :)


message 11: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments DoodlePanda wrote: "Congrats on the first books done! :)"

Thanks DP!


Abbie DiscoSuperFly | 53 comments GA wrote: "1...1/09...Free and Clear - Karin Kiser
2...1/09...Scalia Speaks - Antonin Scalia"


Only 10 more to go to finish that goal!


message 13: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments Abbie DiscoSuperFly wrote: "GA wrote: "1...1/09...Free and Clear - Karin Kiser
2...1/09...Scalia Speaks - Antonin Scalia"

Only 10 more to go to finish that goal!"


Abby, my goal every year is to do my twelve before the Canadian league starts in late June!


message 14: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments 3...1/17...Lighten Your Load - Karin Kiser
4...1/26...Clutter Free - Christian Adams
5...1/27...Ship of Fools - Tucker Carlson
6...2/02...Otley Pursued - Martin Waddell


message 15: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (quiltsrme) | 326 comments Wow! 6 now! Great job!


message 16: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments Thanks, Stephanie!


message 17: by GA (last edited Apr 11, 2019 10:35PM) (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments 7...2/03...Poverty Prepping: How to Stock up For Tomorrow When You Can't Afford To Eat Today - Susan Gregersen
8...2/12...Otley Forever - Martin Waddell
9...2/17...Slow Horses - Mick Herron
10...2/19...The List - Mick Herron
11...2/27...Prepper Alert! Urban Prepper Hoarding and Shopping Guide - James Bachert
12...2/27...The Striker Portfolio - Adam Hall
13...2/28...The Urban Survival Tin - Anson Bond


message 18: by GA (last edited Apr 11, 2019 10:36PM) (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments 14...3/13...Think Small! - Dean Deschain
15...3/16...One Hour a Week Declutter - Iovana Yao
16...3/23...Win Bigly - Scott Adams
17...3/28...How to Use Amazon Prime Music - Mark Howard
18...3/30...10-Minute Home Decluttering Techniques - Kelly Lucas


message 19: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments Looking over this list, only a few of them should be considered books in a meaningful sense.

1/09...Scalia Speaks
1/27...Ship of Fools
2/02...Otley Pursued
2/12...Otley Forever
2/17...Slow Horses
2/27...The Striker Portfolio
3/23...Win Bigly

So that's really seven toward my goal of twelve.


message 20: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (quiltsrme) | 326 comments Still, it's April and you have more than half covered! Yay!


message 21: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments Stephanie wrote: "Still, it's April and you have more than half covered! Yay!"

19...4/08...Hayek's The Road to Serfdom: A Brierf Introduction - Bruce Caldwell
20...4/15...A History of Howard Johnson's - Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
21...4/16...Spend Less Now! - A. Noonan Moose
22...4/16...Black Noon: The Year The Stopped the Indianapolis 500 - Art Garner
23...4/24...Rise of a Dynasty: The '57 Celtics - Bill Reynolds

Thanks Stephanie! All but the Hayek introduction are legit books. So that brings my total for the year to 11. One more to go!


message 22: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments Let's look at May and June.

24...5/20...Now I Know - Dan Lewis
25...5/22...Speed Girl - Stephan Talty
26...5/26...Blue Murder - Robert Leslie Bellem
27...5/26...Don't Let Your Stuff Suffocate You - Eden Tayadora
28...6/12...Blood and Smoke - Charles Leerhsen
29...6/29...Prince Valiant Vol. 18: 1971-1972 - Hal Foster

Speed Girl and Stuff were short, so that brings my total to 15.


message 23: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments 30...7/08...This Side of Cooperstown - Larry Moffi

This brings my book total up to 16.


message 24: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments 31...8/11...Pizzapedia - Dan Bransfield
32...8/14...Jerry Tracy, Celebrity Reporter - Theodore A. Tinsley
33...8/20....50 Ways to Maximize Your Small Space in 50 Minutes - Riley Stevens
34...8/28...The Way of Perfection - St. Theresa of Avila
35...8/31...Minimalism Sucks - Jens Boje

50 Ways and Minimalism were very brief, so my book total now stands at 19.


message 25: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (quiltsrme) | 326 comments You have surpassed your goal! yay!!


message 26: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments Stephanie wrote: "You have surpassed your goal! yay!!"

Thanks Stephanie!


message 27: by DoodlePanda (new)

DoodlePanda | 1137 comments Well done!


message 28: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments DoodlePanda wrote: "Well done!"

Thanks Doodle!


message 29: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments 36...9/05...Prince Valiant, vol. 17: 1969-1970 - Hal Foster

That brings my book total to 20.


message 30: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments 37...9/11...Habit Stacking - SJ Scott
38...10/01...The Survivalist's Handbook - Rainer Stahlberg
39...10/17...The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion - anon.
40...10/24...Lost or Forgotten Oldies, vol. 1 - Rembert N. Parker
41...10/31...A Whole New Ballgame - Stephen J. Walker

So if I include Habit Stacking, that brings my book total to 25.


message 31: by GA (new)

GA (garussell) | 274 comments 42...11/08...Did You Grow Up with Me Too? - June Foray

That takes my book total to 26.


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