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50 Books in a Year > Lynne's 50 (ok, make that 150!) for 2010

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Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments Hi I think I will have done 50 by the end of this month at the rate I am going through books lately.

Here's my list so far

1 The Hobbit
2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
3 Girl on the Platform
4 The Grey Man
5 Pride and Prejudice
6 The Monks Hood
7 The Potters Field
8 The Devil's Novice
9 The Book Boy
10 The Guernsey Literary Potatoe Peel Pie Society
11 Head over Heels in the Dales
12 The Builders
13 Watership Down
14 Moll Flanders
15 Robinson Crusoe
16 The Da Vinci Code
17 Maggie's Story
18 The Underbury Witches




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Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Wow! You have read lots of books in 2 - 3 weeks!!


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Wow you really are getting through them Lynne, how do you fit it all in!


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments Lots of night shifts with patients who sleep all night!


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Ah handy job that then :-) I have a similar thing when doing night bat surveys too


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 19. One Good Turn by Chris Ryan
20. A Dream Come True by Maureen Lee

Both Quick Reads from the library, both new authors for me.


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Jo You will have read your 50 in no time!


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments Have several nightshifts coming up so by Friday next week you never know!


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Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Haha, that must be a record of some kind!! Definitely in this group anyway :)


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Sam wrote: "Ah handy job that then :-) I have a similar thing when doing night bat surveys too"

'Night bat Surveys' ... ??? :)






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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Peter wrote: "Sam wrote: "Ah handy job that then :-) I have a similar thing when doing night bat surveys too"

'Night bat Surveys' ... ??? :)

I'm an ecologist so we do lots of surveys for different species including bats to see where they are, what 'routes' they travel along and where they feed. It can involve a far bit of sitting beside roads being seriously bored for two hours at dusk and dawn. (Hope that clears it up lol)

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Sounds like interesting work though. There's a land research institute round the corner from my house in Aberdeen (the Macaulay Institute). I've read of people from there doing similar stuff. Think one of them got rabies after being bitten by a bat so it's risky work. :)


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments Glad I am not the only one who can get bitten on the job! Yes someimes our patients do bite!


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Yea it is if you get good numbers, but some nights theres nothing and you start to wonder why you've dragged yourself out of bed at 2 in the morning, but never mind.

Thankfully they tend to ignore us most of the time, as we stay out of their roosts (where they sleep in the day) and avoid handling them, as you need special licenses to do either. Although I do know one or two bat specialists who have had a nip or two from the wee things and they've got surprisingly sharp teeth apparantly!


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Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
I would love to do work with animals but I think I'm more suited to computers and offices! :)


message 16: by Lynne - The Book Squirrel (last edited Jan 22, 2010 12:13AM) (new)

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 21. The Raven in the Foregate by Ellis Peters
22. A Rare Benetictine by Ellis Peters
23. Secrets by Lynne Barrett-Lee




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heh, I think we need to revise Lynne's target upwards. 500 more like. :)


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Peter wrote: "heh, I think we need to revise Lynne's target upwards. 500 more like. :)"

I concur, she's getting through her 50 far too fast and showing the rest of us up lol!


message 19: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Haha yeah, we'll all aim for 50 and Lynn has to do 50 50's :P 2500, sound feasible? :P


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments The rate Lynne is getting through them, I think that's very feasible lol :-D


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments Sorry every one! I do tend to read a lot! I have several books on the go at a time and listen to unabridged audio books too when doing housework or knitting!


message 22: by Lynne - The Book Squirrel (last edited Feb 03, 2010 06:15AM) (new)

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 24. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Going to read Through the Looking Glass next!


message 23: by Lynne - The Book Squirrel (last edited Feb 16, 2010 12:39PM) (new)

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 25 The Tannery by Sherri Hewson
26 The Red Dragon by Thomas Harris




message 24: by Nick 2E0NAQ (new)

Nick 2E0NAQ (nick196742) | 694 comments Hay Lynne slow down I still on my second book this year LOL xx


message 25: by Lynne - The Book Squirrel (last edited Feb 16, 2010 12:39PM) (new)

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 27 Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawence


message 26: by Lynne - The Book Squirrel (last edited Feb 16, 2010 12:40PM) (new)

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 28 Talking Heads 2 by Alan Bennett
29 The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne


message 27: by Liz, Moderator (new)

Liz | 3484 comments Mod
There is no stopping you, Lynne! The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is great, I read it last year.


message 28: by Lynne - The Book Squirrel (last edited Feb 18, 2010 05:35AM) (new)

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 30. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown



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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments Right I defin think that you need a much higher target Lynne lol!!!


message 30: by Nick 2E0NAQ (new)

Nick 2E0NAQ (nick196742) | 694 comments I think to slow Lynne down Lynne should read War and Peace twice before she can mark it up as a read book. Haha! :D PLEASE MEMBERS VOTES WILL BE COUNTED



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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments I defin agree with that, that's the book that's slowed me down so far this year, taken me nearly a month but I've passed page 1100 so not too much left!!


message 32: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Haha yeah, Lynn's new goal is to read War and Peace 50 times within a year :P

Well done Sam! Have to let us know whether it was worth it or not!


message 33: by Lynne - The Book Squirrel (last edited Jan 28, 2010 11:34AM) (new)

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments Hey you ganging up on me? I have read War and Peace twice already! Once last year and once a few years ago!

I am on holiday after tonights shift and although I am taking my ereaders I don't think I will get to read much with my little brother and sister taking me out! It may give you a chance to catch me up! Lol!


message 34: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Haha, you really do read a lot!!! Maybe we'll have to think of some other long or boring books for you to read! :)


message 35: by Liz, Moderator (new)

Liz | 3484 comments Mod
Lynne, we are just in awe!!!!! (How about Middlemarch and A Suitable Boy? - they're both door stops....)


message 36: by Lynne - The Book Squirrel (last edited Feb 03, 2010 06:14AM) (new)

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 31 Heavenly Date and other flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith
32 Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

These may be my last ones for a few days as I am off to the E Midlands and W Yorks for a few days.

Will catch up with all the posts in all the discusions when I get home, unless I can get on a pc before I get back!


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Sam (ecowitch) | 596 comments I've got a good one to slow Lynne down (I'm trawling my way through it at the moment), it's called Lost Lives: the Stories of the Men, Women and Children Who Died As a Result of the Northern Ireland Troubles by David McKittrick and others and covers every death that occured during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. I can only read a bit at a time.


message 38: by Zoe, UK Book Club Creator (new)

Zoe (zobo77) | 532 comments Mod
Hehe, poor Lynn :D

Have a good time in E Midlands and W Yorks :)


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Nick 2E0NAQ (nick196742) | 694 comments Lynne wrote: "31 Heavenlt Date and other flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith
32 Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

These may be my last ones for a few days as I am off to the E Midlands and W Yorks for..."


Lynne my friend did you read my story yet and what did you think of the main charactor? What a handsome man hay :) xx


message 40: by Lynne - The Book Squirrel (last edited Feb 03, 2010 06:14AM) (new)

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 33 Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 34 Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 35 Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 36 Dime Store Magic by Kelly Armstrong



Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 37 The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 38. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Sorry about this!


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grebrim | 20 comments Oh my God, at that speed you'll be at 200 by the end of the year!


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 39 Talking Heads 1 by Alan Bennett
40 Uncle Vanya by Chekov
41 Acid Row by Minnette Walters



message 48: by Nick 2E0NAQ (new)

Nick 2E0NAQ (nick196742) | 694 comments Hay Lynne are you really sure you are reading these books LOL! as you are getting through them quick. Just joking


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments Thanks to all my night shifts I am getting through them all!


message 50: by Lynne - The Book Squirrel (last edited Dec 21, 2010 10:36AM) (new)

Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments 42 The Summons by John Grisham


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