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message 1: by Shelli (last edited May 25, 2011 04:46AM) (new)

Shelli JAN:
1.(1st in a series)Vampire Academy 4*
2.(wolves)The Wolves of Willoughby Chase 3*
3.(winter)Starvation Lake: A Mystery 5*
4.(Extra)The Luxe 4*
5.(Extra)The Age of Innocence
FEB:
1.(F)The Forgotten Garden
2.(shortest)The Pearl 3*
3.(gift)Abandon
4.(F)Fablehaven 3.5*
MAR:
1.(war)]The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle 4*
2.(classic) Rebecca 5*
3.(M-Mcbride character)Monkeewrench...5*
4.(Extra)The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes 4*
APR:
1.Here, There be Dragons
2.(futuristic)Doomsday Book
3.(humor)The House of Sleep
4.(extra)Daughter of the Forest
MAY:
1.(oldest)Tuck Everlasting
2.(non-fiction)Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
3.(character M) Looking for Alaska
4.(extra)A Game of Thrones
JUN:
1.(YA)The Wednesday Wars
2.(couple)The Solitude of Prime Numbers
3.(Alt.)Innocent Traitor
4.(Rose) The Tea Rose
JUL:
1.(animal)All the Pretty Horses
2.(longest)Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
3.(character J)Wake 4*
4.(extra) Seabiscuit
AUG:
1.(historical fic)The White Queen
2.(beach)The Crimson Petal and the White
3.(person of importance)American Wife
4.(extra)The Amulet of Samarkand
SEP:
1.(17th century)Year of Wonders
2.(sad)Chains
3.(school setting) The Lords of Discipline
OCT:
1.(vampire)Night World
2.(horror) Handling the Undead
3.(series continuation)one of the many I own!
NOV:
1.(colonial)The Heretic's Daughter
2.(mystery) Alias Grace
3.(extra)The Egypt Game
DEC:
1.(Christmas) A War of Gifts
2.(family)A Christmas Memory
3.(pleasure)The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
4.(D)Crime and Punishment

Alternates:
1.An Echo in the Bone
2. SOMETHING I OWN!!!!
3.The Count of Monte Cristo


message 2: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Good luck, Shelli. Some great books there!


message 3: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Finished my 1st book for 2011!


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) Yay! I can't wait to cross my first book off the list. Which one was it - Vampire Academy or Starvation Lake?


message 5: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Finished:
The Luxe
Vampire Academy
Starvation Lake
The Harsh Cry of the Heron so far for 2011.


message 6: by Kerri (new)

Kerri And it hasn't even been a week!!!!!! That's quite a start, Shelli!


message 7: by Diane (new)

Diane  (dianedj) 4 books in 6 days. I'm still on my first. Good going Shelli!


message 8: by Angela (new)

Angela (bookangel2) | 220 comments Shelli wrote: "Finished:
The Luxe
Vampire Academy
Starvation Lake
The Harsh Cry of the Heron so far for 2011."


Wow! What a lot of books in such a short time!!! I wish I was a faster reader.


message 9: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Good work, Shelli!


message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) Wow speedy! You're off to a great start :-)


message 11: by Diane (new)

Diane  (dianedj) Shelli, since you became friends with Endre he gets your updates and he keeps telling me "Wow, Shelli finished another book" -- LOL


message 12: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Thanks everybody! I had a terrible head cold all last week and was couch ridden(very unusual for me)so got a lot of reading in! I'm excited to have finished so many on my challenges, but I'm sure now that I'm feeling better, I can't keep up this pace!!! I also always have an audio going while I'm cooking and cleaning...so that helps!!


message 13: by Shelli (new)

Shelli I also finishedThe Wolves of Willoughby Chasewhich was a cute and very quick read...it was on my books I own challenge...wolves category!


message 14: by Mary (new)

Mary Honeycutt (magnoliahoney) | 8 comments I have taken Dead in Dallas off of my purchased by not read list now. Finished it about 2 weeks ago. Also, took Torment by Lauren Kate off of that list as I finished it last week. Now to finish The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. I purchased all of these books back in October so I'm making head-way but am pretty sure I'm buying more books this week. I got a gift card for Christmas!


message 15: by Angela (new)

Angela (bookangel2) | 220 comments Shelli wrote: "Thanks everybody! I had a terrible head cold all last week and was couch ridden(very unusual for me)so got a lot of reading in! I'm excited to have finished so many on my challenges, but I'm sure n..."

Glad you're feeling a bit better now. There's a lot of nasty colds and other viruses around at the moment. My eldest granddaughter went back to school last Wednesday and was very poorly over the weekend - still not right, but improving.


message 16: by Shelli (new)

Shelli I also finished Mornings in Jeninand Lover Awakenedso 7 total books in Jan. so far.


message 17: by Shelli (new)

Shelli oops...8...I also finished Wild Swans.


message 18: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) How did you like Mornings in Jenin?


message 19: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Sarah wrote: "How did you like Mornings in Jenin?"

I liked it a lot...especially the first 3/4 of it...at the end..I felt like it was getting to be a bit much...so much suffering for one family...every injustice of Palestine on them....and some of the anti-westerner and anti-america comments bothered me....the book is asking us to see the humanity of a group of people that are often referred to as terrorists...I understand and appreciate that....I always want to learn about all sides....but the book at times made me feel defensive...why are the american people as a whole being judged by some american policies? Sorry about the rant....the book is good, but it did stir up some feelings!


Kat (A Journey In Reading) (ajourneyinreading) How did I miss you reading The Age of Innocence?? That was a really wonderful book!


message 21: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Oh good....I think it's my next audio!


message 22: by Shelli (new)

Shelli I've read 18 books so far this year...13 were books I owned in 2010 or before!!!


message 23: by Angela (new)

Angela (bookangel2) | 220 comments Your reading is going really well,isn't it, Shelli!


message 24: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Don't know if I'll be able to keep up this pace....I've been lucky to get some audios of the books I had already planned on reading!


message 25: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Well done, Shelli! I am doing really bad with my reading this year but all the moving is done with now so I'm going to try and make a dent in my list!


message 26: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Good luck Jo....I think you've been reading quite a bit in spite of the move! I forgot...are you moving out of your parents house? Are you living alone?


message 27: by Shelli (new)

Shelli # 19 The Kitchen House....fabulous...5 stars!


message 28: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Shelli wrote: "Good luck Jo....I think you've been reading quite a bit in spite of the move! I forgot...are you moving out of your parents house? Are you living alone?"

Yeah I moved out of my parents house into an apartment with my boyfriend. Luckily we didn't have too much junk to move but all my books took quite a lot of time! I'm starting a new job with more hours next week which is the next thing to get in the way of my reading. But I'm going to try and reach my goal!


message 29: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Congrats on your new place and job!


message 30: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Thanks :)


message 31: by Angela (new)

Angela (bookangel2) | 220 comments Hope you'll be happy in both your new home and new job!


message 32: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Thanks, Angela!


message 33: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) Shelli wrote: "Congrats on your new place and job!"

Ditto!


message 34: by Jo (new)

Jo | 2241 comments Mod
Thanks, Sarah!


message 35: by Shelli (new)

Shelli I read #21 Magic Study...but not a book I already owned...Poison Study(which was) was so good...I bought it on my Kindle....got the next one Fire Study from the library.


message 36: by Shelli (new)

Shelli #22 The Elegance of the Hedgehogand #23The Pearlwhich was my shortest BIO.


message 37: by Shelli (new)

Shelli #24....Fire Study...3.5 stars...not as good as the first two in the series, but it had a great ending and it had closure which is always satisfying in a series end.


message 38: by Shelli (new)

Shelli #25...Monkeewrench...5 stars.


message 39: by Shelli (new)

Shelli #26...Frostbite...4 stars.


message 40: by Shelli (new)

Shelli #27....The Lost Symbol....3 stars.


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message 42: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) You're on a roll!


message 43: by Angela (new)

Angela (bookangel2) | 220 comments Glad you liked Rebecca. I loved it!


message 44: by Shelli (new)

Shelli #32....Immortal with a Kiss...4.5 stars....I really enjoyed this...more of an old fashioned vampire story but with a modern feel. I won this on goodreads!


message 45: by Shelli (new)

Shelli #33...Revelations...3 stars.
#34...The House at Riverton...3 stars.
#35...Come and Find Me...3 stars.
#36...The Forgotten Garden...5 stars.
#37...The Van Alen Legacy....4 stars.


message 46: by Shelli (new)

Shelli #38 Blood Promise....5 stars!
#39 The Lace Reader...4 stars...live book club read.
#40 Daughter of the Forest...4 stars BIO.
#41 The Secret Life Of CeeCee Wilkes...4.5 stars BIO.
#42 A Wizard of Earthsea...3 stars BIO.
#43 Major Pettigrew's Last Stand...4 stars.

MAY COMPLETED:
#44 Snow Angels...3.5* book off my shelf.


message 47: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarah23l) You're on a roll Shelli! I'm hoping to read Major Pettigrew soon...glad to see you enjoyed it :-)


message 48: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Sarah wrote: "You're on a roll Shelli! I'm hoping to read Major Pettigrew soon...glad to see you enjoyed it :-)"

I found it an uplifting little Gem!


message 49: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Rice (marilynlrice) | 4 comments keep up the good work!


message 50: by Shelli (new)

Shelli Thanks Marilyn!


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