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message 1: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments Hi All,

I am taking part in Book Chick City's 100+ Books in 2012 Challenge!
For lack of finding an appropriate place to track my reading, I thought I would do it here, and maybe some of you may like to join in. If you would like to take part also the url is below:

http://www.bookchickcity.com/2011/12/...

My first four books are:

1. Vanish - Tess Gerritson
2. Escape - M.K. Elliot
3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
4. Don't Close Your Eyes - Lawrence Kelter


message 2: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
I just transferred your thread to the Personal Challenges section Wonderkell...this is where we all post our challenges we want to keep track of:)

Good luck with it!


message 3: by Shane (new)

Shane Dougall Wow Kell! Big challenge, Best of luck. :) I could never dream of getting through 100 in a year.
Do people who take on these challenges steer clear of the big 1000+ page epic-saga style books ?


message 4: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Shane wrote: "Wow Kell! Big challenge, Best of luck. :) I could never dream of getting through 100 in a year.
Do people who take on these challenges steer clear of the big 1000+ page epic-saga style books ?"


I steer clear of them anyway, challenge or not Shane;D


message 5: by Shane (new)

Shane Dougall Brenda wrote: "Shane wrote: "Wow Kell! Big challenge, Best of luck. :) I could never dream of getting through 100 in a year.
Do people who take on these challenges steer clear of the big 1000+ page epic-saga styl..."


haha... Have you read Ken Follett's - The Pillars of the earth?


message 6: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Jan 30, 2012 08:21PM) (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
No I haven't Shane;) My son wants me to read War and Peace...O_O!!!!!


message 7: by Michael (last edited Jan 30, 2012 08:29PM) (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) I try to steer clear of the 1000+ page books but its not working this year

and good luck Kell


message 8: by Shane (new)

Shane Dougall Brenda wrote: "No I haven't Shane;) My son wants me to read War and Peace...O_O!!!!!"

Oh no!
Pillars is my #1 fav book :) You gotta check it out.
It was my first book I'd ever read of it's size, 1100pages. Started out very daunting, but I got through it surprising fast - A real page turner.


message 9: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Shane wrote: "Brenda wrote: "No I haven't Shane;) My son wants me to read War and Peace...O_O!!!!!"

Oh no!
Pillars is my #1 fav book :) You gotta check it out.
It was my first book I'd ever read of i..."


Mmmm!!! When I have no challenges or time limits on getting my books read, I MIGHT have a look at it;D


message 10: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Knowledge Lost wrote: "I try to steer clear of the 1000+ page books but its not working this year

and good luck Kell"


Makes me shudder just to think of it!


message 11: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) But Reamde and I also want to read 1Q84, Crime and Punishment this year


message 12: by Shane (new)

Shane Dougall Knowledge Lost wrote: "I try to steer clear of the 1000+ page books but its not working this year

and good luck Kell"


On my near future reading list I've got a few books that are about 800-900pages, but their print is so small that they may as well be 1200-1300pages...lol. But they are books I really need to get too soon :(


message 13: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Knowledge Lost wrote: "But Reamde and I also want to read 1Q84, Crime and Punishment this year"

Ooohh!! So scary;D


message 14: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) I think the longest book I've ever read was 835 pages, so anything bigger than that is scary. My wife wants me to read her favourite books which is The Pillars of the Earth and Outlander but I will keep putting them off because of their size


message 15: by Shane (new)

Shane Dougall Knowledge Lost wrote: "I think the longest book I've ever read was 835 pages, so anything bigger than that is scary. My wife wants me to read her favourite books which is The Pillars of the Earth and [book:Ou..."

Pillars is my fav also. Highly recommend it, well worth the reading time Knowledge.


message 16: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments good luck :D


message 17: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments Ha Ha yes I think I'll definitely steer clear of the big ones of I can help it! I'm a pretty broad reader & sometimes have two or three on the go at once, but I honestly don't know how I'll do with this! Making it even trickier is that non-fic doesnt count toward your total. Thanks for all your well wishes!!


message 18: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments Thanks Brenda for moving the thread to the right place too - you're a champ!


message 19: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
No problem Wonderkell:) Why doesn't non-fiction count? It's still a book you're reading!


message 20: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments I know! Seems wrong to me but that is the rule posted. Pity though, I have some great non-fiction on my to read list!


message 21: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Hmm!! I think you should adapt that rule;D


message 22: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments Yes definitely should be adapted I think ;)
On all the recommendations above I checked out Pillars of the Earth. It looks fantastic & is absolutely going on my to read list, I will just have to wait until later in the year to see how I'm going with my numbers, to see if I'll have the time to read a big one. I'm looking forward to seeing how far I get!


message 23: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments Book 5 - Steam by J.E. Taylor


message 24: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments Book 6: Smokestack Lightning by Scarlett Pasek


message 25: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments Book 7: The Delilah Complex (The Butterfield Institute Book 2) by M.J. Rose


message 26: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10553 comments Keep it going Wonderkell your going great. :)


message 27: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Doing well, Kell....would you mind linking your titles when you post them, so we can check them out? It makes it easier for us to read the blurb, and possibly add them to our TBR list! Thanks Kell:)


message 28: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments Ok Brenda no probs! I'll Try to remember!! I'll go back through the list & link them now. Great suggestion :)


message 29: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments 1. Vanish by Tess Gerritson http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32...


message 30: by Wonderkell (new)


message 31: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments 3. The Hunger Games - Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61...


message 32: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments 4. Don't Close Your Eyes by Lawrence Kelter
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11...


message 33: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments 5. Steam by J.E. Taylor
Doesn't have a Goodreads profile. (Warning - 18+)


message 34: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments 6. Smokestack Lightning by Scarlett Pasek
No Goodreads profile (Warning 18+)


message 35: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments 7. The Delilah Complex by M.J. Rose
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11...


message 36: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments 8. Little Red Valentine (Enigma, Maine Book 5) by Iris Abbott
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...


message 37: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments Thanks for your encouragement Michael & Brenda :)


message 38: by Michael (last edited Feb 12, 2012 01:25AM) (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) If you can provide all the details of the books that ain't on goodreads, we can add them.

I'd google them, but I'm at work and afraid of thos search results


message 39: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Feb 12, 2012 01:35AM) (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Wonderkell wrote: "5. Steam by J.E. Taylor
Doesn't have a Goodreads profile. (Warning - 18+)"


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

Knowledge Lost wrote: "If you can provide all the details of the books that ain't on goodreads, we can add them.

I'd google them, but I'm at work and afraid of thos search results"


It's showing as Unknown KL..I can't find it anywhere except Amazon...can you do anything with it?

http://www.amazon.com/Steam-Anthology...


message 40: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Wonderkell wrote: "6. Smokestack Lightning by Scarlett Pasek
No Goodreads profile (Warning 18+)"


Found that one too, but it's on Shelfari!


message 41: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Wonderkell wrote: "Thanks for your encouragement Michael & Brenda :)"

You're doing really well:)


message 42: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) We can still add it, it's probably just a kindle only release. I know Goodreads doesn't use amazon as a datasource anymore but we are still a reliable datasource and we can add them


message 43: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
But when I rescue the book, I have to put the URL in, and the only one I can find is Amazon...they won't accept it!


message 44: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie | 680 comments If you have a copy of the book (even an ebook version) you should be able to manually put in the details from that.


message 45: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Lynxie wrote: "If you have a copy of the book (even an ebook version) you should be able to manually put in the details from that."

Yes, I know, but I'm trying to do it for Kell, so maybe she has a copy of it....

Kell, good idea of Lynxie's...click on the first link I put there, and click on 'rescue book', if you have a copy. Then follow what you have to do...if you don't have a copy, we'll work something out!

I'll need an ISBN or ASIN to do the other one too:)


message 46: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie | 680 comments Keep it up Wonderkell! We'll hit the 100 mark this year both of us!!


message 47: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) the ASIN for that book is B005YRKKJU


message 48: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Knowledge Lost wrote: "the ASIN for that book is B005YRKKJU"

Yeah, got that one, it's the second one I couldn't find. Smokestack Lightning.


message 49: by Wonderkell (new)

Wonderkell | 89 comments 7. Black as Snow Nick Nolan

Hope that is what you meant by adding the author/book Brenda??


message 50: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62148 comments Mod
Wonderkell wrote: "7. Black as Snow Nick Nolan

Hope that is what you meant by adding the author/book Brenda??"


Perfect!!!! ;D


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