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message 2: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments Not sure that I'm gonna make it to 75 this year, but I'm just gonna read what I can, and we'll see what happens! Happy reading everyone!


message 3: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7666 comments Mod
Joy wrote: "Not sure that I'm gonna make it to 75 this year, but I'm just gonna read what I can, and we'll see what happens! Happy reading everyone!"

Just stay positive! And any reading done sure beats not reading at all! :) I love The Time-Traveler's Wife.


message 4: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4111 comments Mod
I agree with Elyse! The more I try to force myself to read the less enjoying I find it. I'm going to set a goal of 10 pages a day and see if that helps :)


message 5: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments February reads:
O 'Pioneers by Willa Cather (audio)
Invisible Scars by Catharine Dowda
The Invitation by Jude Deveraux
Death of the Couch potatoes Wife by Christy Barritt
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe


message 6: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments That's a good goal, Andrea. I seem to be in a big reading slump since the holidays. And now whenever I have free time and CAN read I usually opt to watch TV.... Which is odd for me, I've never been much of a TV watcher, always choosing books over TV, but not so much anymore. I am trying to read at least a chapter or two a day, but even that seems to be a chore for me anymore. :( right now I have the "want to want to read"...just seems like such an effort to stay focused on a book. Maybe I just need to take a break and not try to force it. Hmmm...


message 7: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7666 comments Mod
Joy wrote: "That's a good goal, Andrea. I seem to be in a big reading slump since the holidays. And now whenever I have free time and CAN read I usually opt to watch TV.... Which is odd for me, I've never been..."

Maybe try reading some light, easy books? Or just a a break. Books will come to you. I wouldn't force yourself or anything. If you don't feel like it, you don't! :)


message 8: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments It's funny, cause I just started a book by Sarah Waters "Night Watch" and I'm hooked!! Sometimes it just takes a certain book to grab yah. :) I think I'm out of my slump.... Now if life would just leave me alone so I can get some good reading In That'd be great! Lol


message 9: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments MARCH READS

12. Bright Arrows by Grace Livingston Hill
13. The Art of Potty Training by Chris Thompson
14. Carolina Isle by Jude Deveraux
15. Where are the Children? By Mary Higgins Clark
16. The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker
17. A Stranger is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark
18. The Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins Clark


message 10: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments 19, Stolen Grace By Arianne Richmonde
20. Loving my Angel by Violet Haze
21. Father Goriot by Balzac Honore


message 11: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments 22. The Night Watch By Sarah Waters
23. The Moonstone By Wilkie Collins
24. Deep In the Valley By Robyn Carr


message 12: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7666 comments Mod
The Moonstone and The Night Watch are both in my TBR!


message 13: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments I thought they were both good. Though I listened to the Moonstone in audio and wished I'd actually physically read it, but it was still very good!


message 14: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments 25. Four Roads to Boston (Read 5/6)
26. The Christmas Wedding (5/16)
27. The Christmas Angel (5/17)
28. The River Midnight (5/21)
29. Since You've been Gone (6/1)
30. David Copperfield (6/11)
31. The Girl Who Chased the Moon (6/14)
32. I will Always Write Back (6/15)


message 15: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments I've been reading and think I may actually reach this challenge this year, I just haven't been keeping up on posting here.


message 16: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments 33. Summer Breeze (6/16)
34. The Castaways (6/17)
35. Love the One you're With (6/20)
36. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (6/20)
37. Froggy Builds a Treehouse (6/28)
38. Murder She wrote: Domestic Malice (7/12)
39. Ladies Night (7/14)
40. Betrayal (7/15)
41. Prairie (7/15)
42. The Wakening (7/16)
43. Ugly Love (7/20)
44. Linger (7/29)
45. The Witness (7/30)


message 17: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7666 comments Mod
You're doing well, Joy!


message 18: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments Thank you!! :)


~☆~Autumn♥♥☔ Joy wrote: "I've been reading and think I may actually reach this challenge this year, I just haven't been keeping up on posting here."

Same for me! I forget to post my books.


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message 25: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7666 comments Mod
Joy wrote: "68. Finding Cinderella
69. Ghost
70. To Live Again
71. The Count of Monte Cristo
72. Doctor Sleep
73. [book:True West Virgi..."


Woot! You can do it! ;)


message 26: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments Elyse, thank you!! It's so close... I'm in the middle of my current book, so I'm thinking I'll finish the challenge this week for sure.


message 27: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments 75. Hunted by Karen Robards

I did not think I'd finish this challenge this year, but I have and I still have 2 1/2 months left of the year! This has ended up being a really good reading year!!


message 28: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7666 comments Mod
Way to go, Joy! Congrats!


message 29: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments Thank you!!


message 30: by Karol (new)

Karol A late congratulations, Joy!


message 31: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments Thank you!!


~☆~Autumn♥♥☔ Congratulations!


message 33: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments Thank you!


message 34: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4111 comments Mod
Awesome job Joy!!! I'm so jealous you finished!!


message 35: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments Thank you Andrea!! I owe a lot of it to kindle freebie novellas and audio books that I can listen to at 2x speed, so they go really fast! I really did not think I'd make it this year. Now I'm "unofficially " shooting for 85!


message 36: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments 76. Spooky Halloween Stories (10 scary short stories for kids)
77. In the still of the night
78. Halloween Stories 5
79. Firestarter
80. Anyway you slice it
81. Her Christmas Bonus
82. Alice Adams
83. Northanger Abbey
84. Beyond Ourselves
85. Persuasion
86. Comfort and Joy
87. Christmas Keepsakes
88. Silent night
89. Dec the Holls
90. Candles Christmas Chair
91. A Redbird Christmas


message 37: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (stacieh) | 1791 comments Wow! You really blew past your goal- and you've still got a week and a half left :D


message 38: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments Yeah it's been a great reading year!! I'm (pleasantly) surprised at how much I've read! And to think my original goal for the year was 50! Ha! I think I'm gonna try and shoot for 95. What with Christmas and traveling and visiting with family these next few weeks, I'm not sure a whole lot of reading will happen. But we'll see!


message 39: by Elyse, Moderator (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 7666 comments Mod
You can do it!


message 40: by Andrea, Moderator (new)

Andrea | 4111 comments Mod
Joy, it's so funny but I've been listening to some books at 2X the speed too...hahah It makes me nuts how things are pronounced though because it is an automated voice.


message 41: by Joy (new)

Joy | 1116 comments I love that I can "speed read" in audio!! I did have a hard time with one, as the narrator had a strong French accent. But I really love audios! Between audios and kindle novella freebies, I flew through quite a bit this year!


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