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message 1: by PAS, Moderator AC (new)

PAS (Mods) (pasmods) | 576 comments Mod
Sign up to PnM (2019) here!

Challenge Instructions

Please note your goals in your sign up post:

1. number of pages per stage (as per Part B of instruction); and
2. 'Out of the Zone' goal (if you wish, as per Part D of instruction)


message 3: by Tien (last edited Jan 01, 2019 02:49AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8459 comments Mod
My goals:

1. 5% of my total 2018 pages & rounded down to nearest hundred: 5,400
2. Read Bahasa Indonesia books. I say this every year that I will read more to keep my language skill up but fail each time because I find it hard to switch from reading English & to fit into reading challenges so I'm going to incorporate it into my own challenges ;)


message 4: by Angela (last edited Dec 23, 2018 07:14PM) (new)

Angela | 226 comments I'd like to try this one. My goals are:

1. 3,500 pages
2. Out of the Zone Goal - Read books labeled classics as a MPG

*Edited to reduce pages to 3,500 after signing up for too many awesome 2019 challenges...


message 5: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1047 comments This looks like a lot of fun!
My goals are:

1. 5,500 pages (approximately 10% of my 2018 total)
2. Out of Zone Goal - Read books labeled "Science Fiction" (my least favorite genre)


message 6: by Coralie (last edited Dec 31, 2018 12:51AM) (new)

Coralie | 1589 comments My goals -

1. 6 500 pages
2. Not a Novel


message 7: by Lagullande (last edited Dec 21, 2018 09:45AM) (new)

Lagullande | 368 comments My goals are:

1. 2,019 pages (a bit under 10% of my 2018 total)
2. Out of the Zone Goal - shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction or the Man Booker Prize(including the International Prize) OR written by an author who received a Nobel Prize for Literature


message 8: by Sandy (last edited Jan 01, 2019 02:53AM) (new)

Sandy | 156 comments I'm in!

Goal 1 - 5% - 4,456 pages.
Out of Zone goal - books I already own, as of today 12/19/18 (no buying up a bunch between now and the end of the year, LOL). AND, that I have not read before!


message 9: by Lusie (last edited Dec 02, 2019 11:40AM) (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 2954 comments I'm in!

Goal 1 - 5% 3975 pages
Out of Zone Goal - Science Fiction

Completed
Stage 1: Genre shelves
Stage 2: Non-genre shelves
Stage 3: Publication
Stage 4: Listopias
Stage 5: Award winning
Stage 6: DIY
Stage 7: Friends
Stage 8: Setting
Stage 9: Settings (time)
Stage 10:Authors
Stage 11: Titles
Stage 12: Own TBR
Stage 13: Covers
Stage 14: Series
Stage 15: Protagonists

Pick-a-shelf
✅ 1. Stage 11: 2019-01 Sports Kulti [13-01-2019] ★★★★
✅ 2. Stage 4: 2019-02 Quirky The Keeper of Lost Things [24-feb-2019] ★★★
✅ 3. Stage 2: 2019-03 Multicultural The Ghost Bride [27-mar-19] ★★★★
✅ 4. Stage 4: 2019-04 1990s Time and Again by Jack Finney [13-apr-19] ★★
✅ 5. Stage 7: 2019-05 Stand-alone Beauty [3-may-19] ★★★½
✅ 6. Stage 15: 2019-06 New Jersey Close Enough to Touch [26-jun-2019] ★★★
✅ 7. stage 15: 2019-07 Authors of colour The Wedding Date [1-jul-19] ★★★
✅ 8. Stage 1: 2019-08 Asia The Night Tiger [9-aug-19] ★★★
✅ 9. Stage 3: 2019-09 Gothic Named of the Dragon[13-sep-19] ★★★
✅ 10. Stage 3: 2019-09 Gothic Don't Look Now and Other Stories [15-sep-19] ★★★
✅ 11. Stage 12: 2019-09 Cruel Beauty [21-sep-19] ★★


message 10: by Bea (last edited Dec 31, 2018 03:27AM) (new)

Bea | 4418 comments Mod
My goals:

1: 2,675 pages (5% of pages read as of 12/31/18)
2. MPG = Magical Realism a genre with which I have a love-hate relationship

I also set a third goal in selection of possible titles: no book under 350 pages.


message 11: by Abbie (last edited Jan 08, 2019 09:57AM) (new)

Abbie | 174 comments My Goals

1. 5% is: 5386
2. (5) Historical Fiction


message 12: by Dee (last edited Aug 26, 2019 06:28AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments My goals:

1) 10% (8452pgs) - **updated**
2) stretch goal #1 - at least 1 NF for each shelf (for my Dewey decimal challenge)
2) stretch goal #2 - books that fit Robin Covington's Diversity Reading Challenge (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vKi...)

PAS Monthly Shelf:
American Panda - March - Multicultural - 26ppl
When Dimple Met Rishi - March - multicultural - 57ppl
Family Life - June - New Jersey - 2ppl
On the Come Up - July - Author of Color - 46ppl
Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune - July - Author of Color - 6ppl
There's Something About Sweetie - July - Author of Color - 10ppl
The Leavers - asia - 56ppl
The Three-Body Problem - asia - 106ppl


message 13: by Jess (new)

Jess Penhallow | 29 comments Okay. I think I've got my head around this.

My goals:
1: 1,500 pages (about 8% of my 2018 pages)
2. Translated book


message 14: by Rosemary (last edited Dec 17, 2018 06:02AM) (new)

Rosemary | 809 comments I'm in! My goals:

1. 2500 pages (just over 5%)
2. Books from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list


message 15: by Judy (last edited Jan 02, 2019 03:21PM) (new)

Judy | 170 comments My Goals

1. 3,750 pages (about 7.5 percent of my 2018 pages)
2. Out of Zone Goal- fiction or classics


message 16: by Katie (new)

Katie Washington | 2 comments I'd love to try this one. My goals:

1. 2000 pages ( about 15 percent of my 2018 pages)
2. Atleast 10 nonfiction books (which are not my favorite at all)


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 1006 comments I will try.
1)I will aim for 3,500 pages
2) Out of Zone goal: I will read 3 nonfiction books.


message 18: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 708 comments Sounds like fun! I'm in. My goals:

1. ~ 2,000 pages (5% of 2018 pages - to be calculated 1/1/19)
2. Out of the Zone goal: nonfiction


message 19: by Charity (last edited Dec 18, 2018 05:12AM) (new)

Charity | 540 comments 1, 1167 pages (~ 23,332 pages - 5% of 2018 pages - updated 1/1/2019)
2. Off the Shelf Books


message 20: by Nat (new)

Nat | 72 comments 1. 3000 pages
2. Out of the zone goal: nonfiction


message 21: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8459 comments Mod
Charity wrote: "1, 1167 pages (~ 23,332 pages - 5% of 2018 pages - updated 1/1/2019)
2. Tasks: up to 5"


#2 is for the 'Out of the Zone' goal?


message 22: by Charity (new)

Charity | 540 comments Tien wrote: "Charity wrote: "1, 1167 pages (~ 23,332 pages - 5% of 2018 pages - updated 1/1/2019)
2. Tasks: up to 5"

#2 is for the 'Out of the Zone' goal?"


Yeah I'm getting that after reading the directions several times...a little slow last night (must've been tired) LOL! Working on updating and getting some books posted.


message 23: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3405 comments Mod
My goals:

number of pages per stage : 1225
tasks: up to 5

"Out of the Zone" goal: read a book I own physically


message 24: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (suz_lopez) | 3 comments 1. 1,500 pages
2. Biographies


message 25: by Stacey (last edited Jan 01, 2019 02:03PM) (new)

Stacey (boydsmom) | 270 comments I'm going to give this a shot, although 5000 pages a month sound like a TON to me right now...

1.Goal: 5468 pages (10%) of last year.
2.Out of Zone goal: Non-fiction books


message 26: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments It’s not 5000pg a month but a stage


message 27: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8459 comments Mod
as Dee said, Stacey, the page goals is per Stage which you do not have to complete in 1 month unless you really want to ;) You have until the end of 2019 to complete any Stage.


message 28: by Lagullande (new)

Lagullande | 368 comments Dee wrote: "It’s not 5000pg a month but a stage"

Although there are 15 stages, so if you want to finish them all by the end of the year, then it's more than 5000 a month.

I'm still deciding whether to reduce my ambitious (for me, at least) quota.


message 29: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments i would hazard a guess if you are using a number that is in the 5-10% range of your yearly average from this year - that 5000 is doable (I read 84+k pages this year) - so an avg of 7000pgs a month


message 30: by CassieV (last edited Jan 05, 2019 04:53PM) (new)

CassieV | 245 comments My Goals

1. 5% of my 2018 reading (2,770 pages)
2. Out of the Zone: Non-fiction


message 31: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8459 comments Mod
You don't have to do alll 15 stages... you can pick 'n' mix whichever Stages you'd like to participate in. There's no guarantee that all 15 will be unlocked in the year either... although I know we've got some amazing readers here so that is a possibility ;p


message 32: by Ashley (last edited Jan 01, 2019 12:56PM) (new)

Ashley | 233 comments 1. 2,500 pages (about 10% of 2018 pages)
2. Read a book I own (and acquired before 2019)


message 33: by Ellis (new)

Ellis (phlamboyant) | 84 comments I'm super confused, but ready to try.

1. Goal: 2,200 pages (rough estimate of 10% 2018 end pages)
2. Out of the Zone: POC authors


message 34: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8459 comments Mod
Ashley wrote: "I'm super confused, but ready to try.

1. Goal: 2,200 pages (rough estimate of 10% 2018 end pages)
2. Out of the Zone: POC authors"


oooh, 2 Ashleys! I'm going to note you down as Ashely O, I hope that's ok :)


message 35: by Ellis (new)

Ellis (phlamboyant) | 84 comments Tien wrote: "Ashley wrote: "I'm super confused, but ready to try.

1. Goal: 2,200 pages (rough estimate of 10% 2018 end pages)
2. Out of the Zone: POC authors"

oooh, 2 Ashleys! I'm going to note you down as As..."


Of course!


message 36: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 4 comments This is all new to me so I have no idea, and no numbers from 2018, but I think I read much less than everyone here. That is my reason for joining, I want to read more and finish books, I usually start loads and finish hardly any.
So my goal will be 1000 pg
And Off the shelf books
Hoping to learn a lot from the avid readers here


message 37: by Sassafrass (last edited Aug 12, 2019 06:03PM) (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 603 comments Ok I'm in!

Goals

1. Numbers of pages per stage: 8,000 pages (~10% of 2018 pages)

2. Out of Zone goal: Person Of Color (main characters, authors, subjects, etc)


message 38: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2547 comments because i'm an overachiever - I added a second stretch goal :)


message 39: by Joyce (last edited Sep 08, 2019 05:33PM) (new)

Joyce (eternity21) | 578 comments This sounds fun

1- Goal= 2275 pages (5% of 2018 pages)
2- Out of Zone Goal- Not an audiobook. This is my preferred method of "reading".

Stage 1: Genre
Stage 2 - Non-genre shelves
Stage 5 Award Winning
Stage 9: Settings (time)
Stage 12: Own TBR
Stage 15- Protagonists



Completed Stages
Stage 11 - Titles Finished 2/5/19
Stage 4 - Listopias Finished 4/25/19
Stage 13- CoversFinished 4/26/19
Stage 7 - Friends Shelves Finished 6/21/19
Stage 6 - DIY Finished 6/21/19
Stage 8 Settings (location) FINISHED 7/6/19


message 40: by Laura (last edited Dec 27, 2018 07:03PM) (new)

Laura (lbrozier) | 22 comments 1. Goal 1500 pages (5% of 2018 pages)
2. Out of Zone Goal - Books that other people have recommended/picked (i.e. not ones that I've added because I noticed them on my feed)


message 41: by Minttu (new)

Minttu (menthae) | 36 comments This sounds like fun :)

Goal= 1800 pages (slightly under 10% of 2018 pages)

2. Out of Zone Goal- reading longer books (over 350pages)


message 42: by Amanda A (last edited Dec 28, 2018 03:16PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 268 comments 1. Number of pages per stage: 5% of 2018 pages (currently 9,073 - update on 1/1)
2. 'Out of the Zone' goal: POC authors


message 43: by Viji (new)

Viji | 5 comments P.L. sign me in. Thanks.


message 44: by LaurLa (last edited Dec 28, 2018 05:49PM) (new)

LaurLa | 1150 comments Well, I will give this a whirl. I struggled to get through all of last year's Wheel of Bookshelves (when I usually just breeze through challenges), so I'm a little gun-shy. But I also love Tien's genius, so well, here I am!

1. Number of pages per stage: 5,000 (this is just under 5% of 2018 pages)
2. 'Out of the Zone' goal: read considered classics or literary fiction


message 45: by Viji (new)

Viji | 5 comments Sorry. The reading goals -
1. No. Of pages per stage - 3500
2. Out of zone goal - Classics/Literary/Translations


message 46: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 3 comments I haven't kept track of what I read last year so I'm going with a conservative estimate :)

1. Goal: 1000 pages per stage
2. Out of zone goal: Books about art/Classics

Actually, I think 1000 might be a bit ambitious for me.


message 47: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 3 comments Lindsey wrote: "This is all new to me so I have no idea, and no numbers from 2018, but I think I read much less than everyone here. That is my reason for joining, I want to read more and finish books, I usually st..."
yay let's do it!


Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 80 comments my goal is 5% of 44,686 about 2, 234


message 49: by Jen (new)

Jen (jayebee) | 28 comments I'm in!

Goal:
1. 3800 pages (10% of 2018 total)
2. OOTZ goal - nonfiction!


message 50: by Amy (new)

Amy | 2125 comments 1. Goal: 5000 pages per stage
2. Out of zone goal: classics


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