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message 1: by Crusader (last edited Jan 23, 2020 07:44AM) (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
The epic challenge is for 500+ page tomes - the epic novels we sometimes shy away from especially when trying to complete other reading challenges. You only need to read one 500+ page book in the 3-month period to complete the challenge, but you can read as many as you want and list them here, with the number of pages you've read.

To make things easier for me and to be sure I get the tally right at the end of the challenge, please use one post for planning and keeping track of your total page count, and be clear about how much you've read. You can post individual updates and chat about your books, as long as you have one post with all the info :)

Happy reading!

Rules
- Books must be at least 500 pages long.
- Because some people read eBooks that don't have page counts, they are allowed to choose an *appropriate* page count from the editions listed on Goodreads. To avoid being unfair to those reading print copies, they may also choose a higher page count from the list, even if it differs from their copy. After all, you can't always choose the print copy you buy, because of price, availability, etc.
- Note that I said an *appropriate* page count. Use basic editions, not large print, or editions with extra content that you haven't read. Also, you may only use the editions in the language in which you read the book.
- Omnibus editions are not allowed.
- Short story anthologies are allowed.
- If reading a book with indexes or any other content that you skip, make sure the page count of what you actually read amounts to 500+.

* Above text taken from original challenge.

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Example:
Jan - March 2020: Total
Book Title - xxx pages
April - June 2020: Total
Jul - Sept 2020: Total
Oct - Dec 2020: Total
Grand total for 2020


message 2: by Crusader (last edited Dec 30, 2020 12:54AM) (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
Jan - March 2020: Total 1384
Cage of Souls - 602
Wanderers - 782

April - June 2020: Total 2164
Micro - 540
The Skinner - 583
If It Bleeds - 528
The Court of Broken Knives - 512

Jul - Sept 2020: Total 3097
Velocity Weapon - 533
Ancestral Night - 502
A Fire Upon the Deep - 613
The Children of the Sky - 675
A Deepness in the Sky - 774

Oct - Dec 2020: Total 500
Machine - 500

Grand total for 2020: 7 145


message 3: by Motaung (last edited Dec 30, 2020 09:26PM) (new)

Motaung | 10 comments Jan - March 2020: Total - 2488
Winter's King Bryce O'Connor 767
Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson 688
Of Sand and Snow Bryce O'Connor 525
The Rebel's Vision Kristen Banet 508

April - June 2020: Total 5842
Homebound 02/04 - 502
Elantris 08/04 - 657
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me 23/04 673
Dance of Thieves 27/04 - 512
The Lost Reavers 30/04 - 576 (pages not provided, calculated based on audio hours - 1h is about 9000 words and 1 page is about 250 words. = 16hr*9000/250 = 576)
Scarlet 08/05 - 505
Cress 09/05 - 552
Winter 10/05 - 827
Strange the Dreamer 25/06 - 536
The Enemy's Triumph 21/06 - 504


Jul - Sept 2020: Total 2155
A Heart of Blood and Ashes 17/07 - 555
Bioluminescent 06/08 - 526
Daughter of the Forest 15/08 - 554
Trying To Live With The Dead 09/09 - 520


Oct - Dec 2020: Total 7137
Daughter of the Empire 16/10 - 528
Servant of the Empire 20/10 - 827
Defy The Ravaged 07/11 - 522
Mistress of the Empire 15/11 - 676
Renegades 23/11 - 556
Archenemies 25/11 - 560
Supernova27/11 - 552
When We Were Dancing 17/12 - 610
Wolf's Bane 20/12 - 524
Wolf's Call 21/12 - 556
Wolf's Pack 23/12 - 604
Delinquents Turned Fugitives 29/12 - 622


Grand total for 2020: 17 622


message 4: by Monique (last edited May 04, 2020 12:25PM) (new)

Monique von Geyso (moniquevg) | 72 comments Jan - March 2020: 800
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 800
April - June 2020: 550
Cress - 550
Jul - Sept 2020:
Oct - Dec 2020:



message 5: by Bibliogothica (last edited Dec 18, 2020 03:25AM) (new)

Bibliogothica | 127 comments Grand total for 2020: 14782

Jan - March 2020: 4062
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher - 517
Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar - 599
A Darkness At Sethanon by Raymond E. Feist - 527
Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor - 517
Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist; Jany Wurts - 528
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher - 547
Servant of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist; Jany Wurts - 827
Small Favor by Jim Butcher 545

April - June 2020: 3149
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher 548
Dark Rivers of the Heart by Dean Koontz 594
Changes by Jim Butcher 549
Ghost Story by Jim Butcher 598
Mistress of the Empire by Raymond E, Feist 860

Jul - Sept 2020: 3810
The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings 913
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson 656
Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison 501
Cold Days by Jim Butcher 630
A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison 510

Oct - Dec 2020: 3220
Skin Game by Jim Butcher 600
For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison 520
Where Demons Dare by Kim Harrison 501
White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison 558
A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison 525
Ever After by Kim Harrison 516
The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison 510


message 6: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
Bibliogothica wrote: "(That is how it works, right?)"

That is indeed!


message 7: by Bibliogothica (new)

Bibliogothica | 127 comments Crusader wrote: "That is indeed!"

Cool beans, thank you! :D


message 8: by Wayne (last edited Nov 21, 2020 06:40AM) (new)

Wayne Jordaan | 328 comments Jan - March 2020: Subtotal: 584

The Book Thief by Martin Zusak - 584

April - June 2020: Subtotal: 6221

Alaska by James Michener - 1275
Africa Trek 2 by Sonia & Alexandre Poissin - 636
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - 616
Hawaii by James A. Michener - 1130
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Volume I of VI): 1 - 692
Remembrance of Things Past: Volume I - Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove - 1360
The Autobiography of Malcolm X - 512

Jul - Sept 2020: Subtotal: 3 432
Wizard of the Crow - 768
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume II - 561
And the Mountains Echoed - 595
Texas - 1508

Oct - Dec 2020: Total: 1827
The Cider House Rules - 598
Kafka on the Shore - 505
My Life - 724
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume III - 516

Grand total for 2020 12 570


message 9: by Jax (last edited Dec 31, 2020 07:20AM) (new)

Jax | 899 comments Mod
Jan - March 2020: 1647
Fury's Kiss - 536
Reap the Wind - 514
Ride the Storm - 597

April - June 2020: 2806
Shadow's Bane - 616
The ​Missing of Clairdelune - 540
Brave the Tempest - 569
The ​Missing of Clairdelune - 540
Shatter the Earth - 519
Darkmore Penitentiary - 562

Jul - Sept 2020: 2193
Midnight Tides - 940
Cold Days - 614
The Black Wolves of Boston - 639

Oct - Dec 2020: 600
Skin Game - 600

Grand total for 2020: 7 246


message 10: by Jax (new)

Jax | 899 comments Mod
Question...

Would audiobooks count in this challenge?

Technically you're not reading the pages yourself, but you are listening to someone else read a version of the book...
So if say, the mass market or paperback version of the book was over 500 pages, but you listened to the audiobook - would it count?


message 11: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2445 comments Mod
Jax wrote: "Question...

Would audiobooks count in this challenge?

Technically you're not reading the pages yourself, but you are listening to someone else read a version of the book...
So if say, the mass ..."


As long as the audio book is the unabridged version of the book I don't see why it shouldn't count.


message 12: by Jax (new)

Jax | 899 comments Mod
Crusader wrote: As long as the audio book is the unabridged version of the book I don't see why it shouldn't count..."

Whoot! :p


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