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message 1: by Crusader (last edited Aug 12, 2011 04:36AM) (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
For 2011 I'm going to do things a bit different. Instead of focusing on the number of books I'm going to focus on the number of pages.

My 2011 reading goal is to read 50000 pages.




Completed Challenges:
Series Madness Challenge
A-Z Character Challenge
Short Story Challenge


message 2: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12659 comments Mod
Nice plan! Might just join you :)


message 3: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
You are more than welcome to join in! I'm actually quite excited about the challenge so I'm going to cheat a bit and start from today.


message 4: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12659 comments Mod
Now that is just not ethical :P


message 5: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Meh... I can always end it earlier to compensate for the 10 day early start.


message 6: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12659 comments Mod
yea :)


message 7: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Survivor in Death 376p - 7/10

376/50,000


message 8: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
The Strain: 545p - 6/10
(40 pages deducted for section breaks, blank pages)

921/50,000


message 9: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Hey Crusader, I'm going to join you. But I'm starting on the first of january. This gives me time to finish books I've already started so I have a clean break. I always read several books at once so that's why a clean break is easiest for me. It's going to be a tough one. I think I will finish this year at a little below 43000 pages so that means 7000 pages more then this year. That's a lot of books.


message 10: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
That's great to hear Barbara. I started early because I was finished with the book I was reading at the time and just couldn't wait for a new challenge.

I'm also looking at upping my reading with about 7000 pages. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it, but it's going to be fun to try.


message 11: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Flood: 471p - 6/10

1,392/50,000


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Oooh this does sound like a heap of fun, and I'm a sucker for a good challenge...

I'm going to aim for 40,000 pages or should we all aim for 50,000?


message 13: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
You can aim for any number that would be a challenge for you, so 40k would be fine.


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Cool!
So are you going to start a thread where we can add our score? Or can we do it here?

Great challenge Crusader :)


message 15: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
I started a new challenge thread: Page Fiend challenge

You can post your goal there and do status updates there. Keeping track would be better in your own reading goal thread.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks Crusader...
I've started a 2011 books reading goal thread and I think I'll keep track of the page count there as well :)


message 17: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
King Arthur: Dragon's Child: 434p -7/10

1,826/50,000


message 18: by Crusader (last edited Jan 04, 2011 08:24AM) (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
1. A Fire upon the Deep - 613 p - 8.5/10

2,439/50,000


message 19: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
2. Djinn Rummy: 277p - 6/10

2,716/50,000


message 20: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
3. Stranger in a Strange Land: 520p - 5.5/10

3,236/50,000


message 21: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 220 p - 5/10

Read this for the HP Challenge. It's now very apparent that it's aimed at children. I think the later novels are much better and has actually grown with the initial audience.

3,456/50,000


message 22: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12659 comments Mod
If you get past the first 3 books they mature :)


message 23: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Lu wrote: "If you get past the first 3 books they mature :)"

I'll see if Slytherin needs the point boost later on and then read the rest if needed.


message 24: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12659 comments Mod
Sounds like a plan! You guys are well in the lead tho :)


message 25: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Lu wrote: "Sounds like a plan! You guys are well in the lead tho :)"

I know. I'm holding the 7th HP book in reserve, and I've still got 4 of the challenge books to finish.

I like being evil with a plan! ;)


message 26: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12659 comments Mod
Hhehe


message 27: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
5. Ashes to Ashes: 484 p - 6.5/10

3,940/50,000


message 28: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
6. Carved in Bone: 338 p - 7.5/10

4,278/50,000


message 29: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
7. Feast of Souls: 582 p - 7.5/20

Very good if you enjoy dark fantasy. Kinda reminded me of Brent Weeks.

4,860/50,000


message 30: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
8. I Am Number Four: 360p - 5/10

Boy, am I glad I didn't pay full price for this. It's cliche after cliche and borrows from various other sci-fi works without bringing anything new to the table.

5,220/50,000


message 31: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
9. Shadowdale: 335p - 6/10

5,555/50,000


message 32: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
10. Troy: Fall of Kings: 495p - 7.5/10

6,050/50,000


message 33: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
11. Indelible: 358p - 6/10

6,408/50,000


message 34: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Don't you have a life? Or do you need to read books for work or something. I don't have much to do nowadays and I don't get through as much books as you do. Can you fast read or something.
But all kidding aside, nice going!


message 35: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Barbara wrote: "Don't you have a life? Or do you need to read books for work or something. I don't have much to do nowadays and I don't get through as much books as you do. Can you fast read or something.
But all..."


Reading is my life! ;)

No, the advantage is that I can read WHILE at work. I own my own business and it's now the off-season so I have lots of time sitting at work waiting for potential customers to walk in.


message 36: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Ok, now I get it. I know how that is. I once had a temp job as a receptionist and all I had to do was wait for people to arrive and tell them where to go. I had lots of time to do other things and one of the things I did was read books. And no one ever noticed I read them because I had this thing overhanging my desk I could shove my book under when people entered the building.
Good luck with your business!


message 37: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Thanks. I've had it for 6 years now, but this last year has been tough. Luckily I've got other stuff to keep me busy as well.


message 38: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
12. Faithless: 388p - 6/10

6,796/50,000


message 39: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I sure hope your business will do better very soon.
I will never catch up with you otherwise :) I wanted to beat you but if you keep going like this I don't have a change.


message 40: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Ha, ha. Sorry to disappoint, but I'll only be getting busier at the end of April. I think it's those classics holding you back! ;)


message 41: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Well, I don't know. The next classic I'm going to read has almost 1500 pages. That should make a dent in my total.


message 42: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
13. Fractured: 388p - 7/10

I enjoyed this much more than the Grant country novels. The character of Will Trent, a dyslexic GBI agent was just much more captivating.

7,184/50,000


message 43: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
14. Tantras: 338p - 6/10

7,522/50,000


message 44: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
15. Waterdeep: 341p - 7/10

7,863/50,000


message 45: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
16. Animal Farm: 110p - 7/10

7,973/50,000


message 46: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
17. Aftershock: 436p - 6/10

8,409/50,000


message 47: by Crusader (last edited Feb 04, 2011 07:52AM) (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
18. Jurassic Park: 384p - 7.5/10

8,793/50,000


message 48: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12659 comments Mod
Ooooh and how was it? I have been dying to read it but have not gotten to it!


message 49: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Surprisingly good. I'd almost say that it's better than the movie, but that would depend on how vivid your imagination can be and how well you can imagine the dinosaurs as they are described.

Since I was a bit of a dinosaur geek in my tweens it helped tremendously. At some stages there are preachy interludes about science ethics etc. but that's a minor niggle.


message 50: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12659 comments Mod
Glad you liked it! Now I'm even more excited to read it! I nominated Michael Crichton for a reason :)


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