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message 1: by Rose (last edited Jul 26, 2011 02:32PM) (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) I'm going to do something a bit different for 2011. Due to the huge amount of unread books in my personal library, I'm going to impose a rule on myself: I must read at least 25 books from my personal stash, and the other 25 or so can be from anywhere, i.e., the public library, loans from friends, my to-read list, etc.

PL - personal library
K - Kindle eBook
L - library (public)
TR - to-read list
Loan - borrowed book (not from the library)


message 2: by Tiffany, Administrator (new)

Tiffany | 1876 comments Mod
Good luck, Rose! I tried something similar last year, but found it so hard to discipline myself and not buy new books... I mean, it's a bookstore! How can you not walk in? How can you resist picking one (or two, or ten...or twenty) up? And once you've picked it (or them) up, how can you resist taking it home? How can you look into its big, beautiful pages and say no?!? :D

And, you know, the library has so many books you haven't seen... You see the books on your bookshelf every day, but the library has books you've never laid eyes on! And authors you've never heard of! And subjects you've never dreamt of!

(Okay, now I'm having a strong urge to run to the library... Must. Stop.)


message 3: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) Oh my god, I can already tell you that I'm not going to make 50 books; I probably won't even break half that.

1. No Laughter Here by Rita Williams Garcia (L)

Book: 127 pages
Total: 127 pages


message 4: by Rose (last edited Mar 25, 2011 10:32AM) (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 2. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski (loan)


Book: 180 pages
Total: 307 pages


message 5: by Rose (last edited Mar 25, 2011 10:32AM) (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 3. The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden (L)


Book: 330 pages
Total: 637 pages


message 6: by Rose (last edited Mar 25, 2011 10:33AM) (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 4. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough (PL)


Book: 560 pages
Total: 1,137 pages


message 7: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 5. India Black by Carol K. Carr (L)


Book: 296 pages
Total: 1,433 pages


message 8: by Rose (last edited Apr 17, 2011 01:26PM) (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 6. The Lais of Marie de France by Marie de France (loan)


Book: 126 pages
Total: 1,559 pages


message 9: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 7. The Castle In The Forest by Norman Mailer (PL)


Book: 476 pages
Total: 2,035 pages


message 10: by Rose (last edited Jun 27, 2011 01:34PM) (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 8. Such Good Boys by Tina Dirmann (loan)


Book: 245 pages
Total: 2,480 pages


message 11: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 9. The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner (PL)


Book: 745 pages
Total: 3,225 pages


message 12: by Rose (last edited Jun 25, 2011 08:26AM) (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 10. How I Became A Famous Novelist by Steve Hely (loan)


Book: 320 pages
Total: 3,545 pages


message 13: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 11. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (PL)


Book: 180 pages
Total: 3,725 pages


message 14: by Rose (last edited Jul 21, 2011 01:12PM) (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 12. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (loan)


Book: 182 pages
Total: 3,907 pages


message 15: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 13. The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy (PL)


Book: 544 pages
Total: 4,451 pages


message 16: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 14. Under Fishbone Clouds by Sam Meekings (L)


Book: 412 pages
Total: 4,863 pages


message 17: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 15. The Pack by James A. Moore (PL)


Book: 410 pages
Total: 5,273 pages


message 18: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 16. Dark Carnival by James A. Moore (PL)


Book: 440 pages
Total: 5,713 pages


message 19: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 17. Bad Men by John Connolly (PL)


Book: 450 pages
Total: 6,163 pages


message 20: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 18. Ellen: A Short Life Long Remembered by Rose Levit (PL)


Book: 160 pages
Total: 6,323 pages


message 21: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 19. Deliverance by James Dickey (PL)


Book: 240 pages
Total: 6,563 pages


message 22: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 20. Three Maids for a Crown: A Novel of the Grey Sisters by Ella March Chase (L)


Book: 410 pages
Total: 6,973 pages


message 23: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 21. The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer (PL)


Book: 448 pages
Total: 7,421 pages


message 24: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 22. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (L)


Book: 674 pages
Total: 8,095 pages


message 25: by Rose (new)

Rose (fuzzyslippers) 23. The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan (PL)


Book: 353 pages
Total: 8,448 pages


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