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message 1: by Kris (new)

Kris Zimmerman (madkz) | 18 comments I noticed a slight decrease in the number of books I read last year, so I wanted to challenge myself to keep my output strong.

Between reading for myself, and reading to my son(s), I hope that I can hit the century mark this year.

Wish me luck, and feel free to chat, comment, suggest books, etc. A book, like a good meal, is great, but better when shared.


message 2: by Kris (new)

Kris Zimmerman (madkz) | 18 comments My progress (so far)--

1: The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World read: 01/03/2015 rating: 3/5
2: The Dreaming Place read: 01/06/2015 rating: 4/5
3: The Laugh Makers: A Behind-The-Scenes Tribute to Bob Hope's Incredible Gag Writers read: 01/09/2015 rating: 4/5
4: Suffer the Children read: 01/11/2015 rating: 4/5
5: Nightwing, Vol. 1: Traps and Trapezes read: 01/12/2015 rating: 4/5
6: Shazam! read: 01/12/2015 rating: 4/5
7: The Wise Man's Fear read: 01/17/2015 rating: 4/5
8: The Detective & The Pipe Girl: A Mystery read: 01/18/2015 rating: 3/5
9: Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls read: 01/19/2015 rating: 4/5
10: Batman: The Night of the Owls read: 01/20/2015 rating: 3/5
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message 5: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Good luck with your challenge, Kris! What types of books do you like to read with your boys? I think it's so cool when I hear about parents reading with their kids, because that's was one of my favorite things when I was younger.

How are you liking Cryptonomicon? That one has been on my shelf for a long time.


message 6: by Kris (new)

Kris Zimmerman (madkz) | 18 comments Cassandra wrote: "Good luck with your challenge, Kris! What types of books do you like to read with your boys? I think it's so cool when I hear about parents reading with their kids, because that's was one of my fav..."

Thanks Cassandra.
I try and read a variety, but there are definite favorite genres. My older son and I read the entire Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings...more fantasy I guess.
My 11 year old and I just finished both Percy Jackson series, and are now reading the Hobbit, but have read a little more varied stuff, like a couple Wendy Mass books, Bud Not Buddy, 39 clues series. It's a lot of fun...and it helps me get a fix for my previous life's theater training.

So far, Cryptonomicon is good...already dense, so it's slow getting into (a bit). I read Snow Crash last year and really dug it, so wanted to give this a shot. I have a love/hate relationship with huge books. Love them, but hate how tricky it can be to stay on top of getting through it before getting distracted. Currently trying to listen to the audio book, and pick up with the physical copy when I can't to hopefully "plow" through it.


message 7: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments That's awesome! I read a lot of fantasy myself, and I'm sure those make great books to read together because they are ongoing stories.

I don't mind long books too much, but I have quite a few sitting on my shelf. Once I finish a long book, I always want to wait a bit before tackling the next one.


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