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The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Hallo, there! Well, gosh I see I can't add pages from previous years. I've only been keeping track for a few years but still! Oh well.

Nice to be here, and I have to say what a lovely goal. Not hard, but neither is it a slacker type of goal. I mean you have to READ and even if you're reading graphic novels I say that counts. There's some brain expansion going on here.

Glad to be invited, luck to all!


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Joined this group in 2010.

As of 5/31/10 I have read 2,748 pages.
To Goal: 997,252

Time to get off the computer and GO READ! LOL


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Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Haha! I did the same thing last night. Sat at the computer and read, then got off and read some more! :)


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Ok just finished a book, I'm up to 4,220 pages.
To Goal: 995,780

No, that's not daunting O_o


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Well, the year is coming to a close--not that I'm done reading yet! But my page count is:
10,643 pages, just this year (since I joined this year).

I'm so proud of myself :) Still a LONG way to go but woohoo!


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments THANK YOU from the bottom of my book-lovin' heart for adapting the rules for us ahem Mature Readers ;)
2006--2948
2007--11453 (I had mono that year)
2008--5617
2009--8100
Including 2010 to date (and I'm not done!)
38,761 pages read since 2006
961,239 pages left to goal :D


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Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Awesome total, Headacheslayer! :D


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Thanks! There is a silver lining to having to rest alot due to my chronic illnesses/pain--as well as my kids getting older. More reading time! *happy sigh*


message 9: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) I'm sure you're really knocking pages out! :P


message 10: by The Rainbow Zebra (last edited Sep 26, 2011 01:05AM) (new)

The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Haloo everyone! Migraines have been kicking my butt this year--and I just can't read with them :(

2010--10,643 pages read
2011--1,811 (total so far 12,454)

Yeah. THAT MANY MIGRAINES. I know I still have 3 months to go but...pathetic. Really. Sheesh.

Off to get my ticker and update that page. Hope everyone is having a much better reading year!


message 11: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Don't feel bad! I'm sure you have much more time to think about your characters, and not rush through their actions like the rest of us. My comprehension of the book itself isn't too good once I'm done with it.


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Aww you're sweet! I have to say, I've had a few books really stick with me this year, the characters, the story, etc. I do so like to savor books, I hate when a good book ends especially if it's not a series (or if it's the last...I DREAD reading the last Harry Potter!!)


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Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) I agree! The last books can sometimes be the ones you hate just because they're the last. LOL :)


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Mad Scientist (madscientist) | 1119 comments Sometimes I have to make myself slow down because the book is so good I want it to last. But other times I wish I could speed up bc I want the book to just end. *ugh*


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments I'm calling it for this year--I know I won't finish my current book this week.

2011--2,431 pages read.

To date (since 2006) 41,102
To Million Page Goal: 958,898


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Mad Scientist (madscientist) | 1119 comments I almost went into a freaky panic mode that the year is near finished. I finished 4 books this week and I need to finish one more to get 75/75 books done for this year for the 2011 GR challenge. 1 more book & I hit my goal. I'm excited.


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments congrats!!!


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Mad Scientist (madscientist) | 1119 comments thanks!


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments The migraines still attack, but so far I have read 9 books (ouch) for a total of 3,042 pages this year.

To Date: 44, 144 pages

TO GOAL: 955,856. Oy. At 42, that's seeming rather HUGE. Though I will say reading all 3 50 Shades books helped alot LOL


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments The migraines, the migraines, the stupid migraines....BUT I am planning on having migraine surgery in 2013, SO.....if it takes, Oh the reading I shall do!!! :D

I read 11 books this year. Definitely not my best.

2012 pages read--3,504 (thanks to the 50 Shades trilogy lol)
Total (2006-2012) 44, 606

TO GOAL: 955, 394.


message 21: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) I hope the surgery helps!


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Thank you....I have chronic daily headache and complex migraine disease, so I normally have head pain every day--and it's really cutting into my reading :P I am very optimistic!!


message 23: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) We wouldn't want you to be otherwise :)


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments :D


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Madilynn | 165 comments good luck! hope you finish your goal sooner after you have had your surgery. when is your surgery?


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments It's something I will probably work on in the spring--the doctor is not close and I have some pre-testing to do first to make sure I'm a candidate for the surgery. Thanks :)


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Madilynn | 165 comments Your welcome. I finally figured out why you had your name as Headacheslayer! Cuz you slay headaches :-)


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Well, I try to slay them! Plus I'm a huge Buffy fan ;)


message 29: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Nice :). Sad to say I never knew Buffy the Vampire Slayer existed until I saw it in the book section at Walmart a few years back haha.


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments GIRL! You MUST rent Buffy and watch it! SOOOOO awesome :)


message 31: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) I will definitely have to. I feel so behind haha :)


message 32: by The Rainbow Zebra (last edited Jan 02, 2014 12:59AM) (new)

The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments As of January 1, 2014, I have read 48,107 pages.

TO GOAL of 1 million pages: 95, 1893

Slowly but surely ;) The nook makes it easier for me to whip thru books....I don't know why lol.

I read 11 books in 2013 (3,501 pages) hoping for far more this year!

Good luck everyone!!!


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments I've changed my screenname from headacheslayer, but I'll change over for 2015.
Pages read so far:48,107
Pages read in 2014: 4565
Pages read thru December 29, 2014:52,672

PAGES TO GOAL:947,328


message 34: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Cool cool! If you just want to change your topic's name and move the topic to a different folder, that would be great. (I can't remember if regular members can do that, or if I have to. Let me know :).)

Great reading as well!


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments I did it, Woohoo! Thanks so much :)


message 36: by The Rainbow Zebra (last edited Mar 20, 2016 02:43AM) (new)

The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Pages read:
January: 2,538 pp
Feb: 1,189 pp
March: 2,012 pp
April: 376 pp
May: 598 pp
June: 336 pp
July: 715pp
August: 689pp
Sept: 262pp
Oct: 0
Nov: 308
Dec: 218
Pages read in 2015: 9,241 pages

Pages read thru 2014: 52,672 pp

Pages read total: 61,913 pages

PAGES TO GOAL: 938,087 pp





The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Can you tell April has been very stressful AND I need new reading glasses? #pathetic lol


message 38: by The Rainbow Zebra (last edited Jan 25, 2016 05:07AM) (new)

The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments A look back....
2006--2,948 pp
2007--11,453pp
2008--5,617 pp
2009--8,100 pp
2010--10,643 pp
2011--2,431 pp
2012--3,504 pp
2013--3,501 pp
2014--4,565 pp
2015--9,241 pp


message 39: by The Rainbow Zebra (last edited Mar 20, 2016 12:20AM) (new)

The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments Hello 2016!! New nickname, New reading year! I came short in my reading goal of 50 books (33) due to a difficult year. I'm aiming for 50 again!

2016 pages read:

JANUARY: 513pp
A Pound of Flesh, 448pp
Love and Always, 65pp


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments 2016 books read--8/50

2016 pages read:1,843

Pages read total thru 2016--63,846

Pages until 1,000,000--936,154


message 42: by Ayunda (new)

Ayunda (ayundabs) Great progress so far! Hopefully you can reach your goal of 50 books this year. Mine is to read 35 books, I'm keeping the number low because last year I only read 30-something books.


The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments As of 10/19/2017, I've read

3,660 pages in 14/20 books (my 2017 Reading goal).


message 44: by The Rainbow Zebra (last edited Jan 02, 2018 04:45AM) (new)

The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments 2017 books read--19/20

2017 pages read:5,073

Pages read total thru 2017: 68,919

Pages until 1,000,000:
931,081





This year, I read two short stories--recommended by son, who read them in school; as well as a children's book that my nephew LOVED. It's all reading, right?

Favorite book of the year:
The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. If you haven't read this, RUN and get it. After reading the ebook, I purchased an autographed hardback. I actually hugged the book.

Happy Reading in 2018!!!


message 45: by The Rainbow Zebra (last edited Dec 28, 2018 09:19PM) (new)

The Rainbow Zebra (therainbowzebra) | 48 comments 2018 books read--15/25

2018 pages read: 5,331

Pages read total thru 2018--69,177

Pages until 1,000,000--930,823


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