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message 1: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) This is for those of us who can't really do 100 books in 2009. How about we try for 50 books in 2009?

You can post what you are reading and how you plan to accomplish this goal.

Good Luck Everyone :~)


message 2: by Lisa Julianna (last edited Feb 25, 2009 02:42AM) (new)

Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) I'll start with the next few books I plan on reading in the next few weeks.

Reading now What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw.
Plan to start New Moon from Stephanie Meyers next week. :~)


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Lisa I bet Fiona will join you!!!! 50 books is only 4 books a month or basically 1 book a week. Sounds easy!


message 4: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) Ok, well I'm well into my Flower Connection, so that is no. 1. I'm also reading a neurology book Why Michael Couldn't Hit by Dr. Klawans. I love Klawans' writing, I love neurology books but I loathe sports so I'll probably give it up. I have no further plans, just pick up books from the shop as they catch my eye.


message 5: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Emilee wrote: "Lisa I bet Fiona will join you!!!! 50 books is only 4 books a month or basically 1 book a week. Sounds easy!"

Yeah, SOUNDS easy. Prrp!

I want to read more. I have a list of books I feel that I need to read more and I'm trying to read all the books in my shelf. I have a list around here somewheres...


message 6: by Fiona (last edited Jan 17, 2009 02:47PM) (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Here it is:

1. Watership Down - Brian Adams
2. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
3. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
4. Roots - Alex Haley
5. The Icarus Girl - Helen Oyeyemi
6. Shadow of the Wall - Christa Laird
7. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
8. The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
9. Journeys to the Heartland - William Horwood
10.The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
11. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Susan Clarke
12. Lorna Doone - R. G Blackmore
13. Fanny Hill - John Cleland
14. Power of Three- Diana Wynne Jones
15. Elidor - Alan Garner
16. A Room With a View - E. M Forster
17. Diary of an Ordinary Woman - Margaret Forster
18. Black Swan Green: A Novel - David Mitchell
19. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
20. The Catcher in the Rye J. D Salinger

Only 20 but my goal is to read all of those in this year. Considering I only read 34 last year...


message 7: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) Good for you Fiona...I can never make a list...or let me say that again..I can make a list but I never stick to it. LOL

I'll keep you all posted as I read them. :~)


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Fiona: You'll love a Room With a View!


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Lisa: I do better if I make a list especially if I put it in my planner it forces me to complete the task.


message 10: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) So far:

1. Hard-Boiled Legs, the Breakfast Book - Michael Rosen (laugh-out-loud children's book. Especially recommended to those who were the older sisters of naughty younger kiddies).
2. Flower Confidential. Amazing book on the flower business - everything from designer flowers in labs, to growing them in Ecuador and selling them in Manhattan. Brilliant book.

I'm starting Alex & Me tonight. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30...


message 11: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) Wow Petra Good job!! I'm still working on my Agatha Christie book, which I love just haven't had a lot of time to read.

And Emilee that is a great idea I may have to try that and put it on my callendar. I would love to try not to buy anymore new books and get through a lot of my books on my shelves...I think I probably have 200+ books in my house. LOL


message 12: by Vicky (new)

Vicky | 62 comments I will try for 50. I know I can't make 100. I will just list them as I read them. (If I make a list, I will just lose it)


message 13: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) 1. Hard-boiled Legs, the Breakfast Book
2. Flower Confidential
3. Alex & Me

and I'm reading Otherwise Normal People right now.

I won't keep this rate of reading up, it was just a three-day lull in work, normally I just read in bed at night and while I have lunch.


message 14: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) 1. Hard-boiled Legs, the Breakfast Book
2. Flower Confidential
3. Alex & Me
4. Otherwise Normal People

I read the first chapter of Tom Parker Bowles The Year of Eating Dangerously. I gave it up. It was all about fishing for elvers on the Severn Bore and in 40 pages never came to a climax but introduced large numbers of people by name he met in the pub, on the river, around a campfire, in some other place or perhaps another one... and it just ended. No climax at all. Just ok, there you are. Yawn.



message 15: by Donna (new)

Donna (dfiggz) I am doing 60 + 5 classics (65) Starting in Nov. 2008 to Nov. 2009. So far I am on 12. I slacked a little bit in December but I am slowly making a comeback!


message 16: by Vicky (new)

Vicky | 62 comments I just finished my first book. If I don't get on the ball, I'll be doing good to finish 20.


message 17: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) Donna - what classics are you reading, I would be interested to see your list.

Vicky, 20 is still good. Some books take much longer to read than others plus, of course, real life intervenes!

Richard - your typed punctuation is very eccentric! Do you have sticky keys or follow James Joyce, William Burroughs et al?

I'm reading a book about a teacher who goes mad (!) Its very boring.


message 18: by Sarah (last edited Feb 25, 2009 03:41AM) (new)

Sarah (UltimateBibliophile) | 36 comments currently reading Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
planning to read -The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
-Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones
-The Book of Adam and Eve by Mark
Twain
-A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice
and Fire.Vol.1)by George R.R Martin
these would be enough for now...until i find other new ones


message 19: by Donna (new)

Donna (dfiggz) I really haven't picked out any particular classics but I was hoping to at least read 1984 and maybe The Cider House Rules

Nothing too big!!!


message 20: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) "Preciousness of a colon". What about the capriciousness of capital letters? lol.

I change my Barbie icons all the time. I have avatar adhd.


message 21: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) Donna - I loved 1984 but hated the Cider House Rules! I will be interested to see what you think.


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

I liked Cider House Rules. Hated some to the characters. Haven't read 1984 yet but of course it's on my TBR list!


message 23: by Donna (new)

Donna (dfiggz) I am still up i the air about Cider House Rules but I am def going to put 1984 on my list. I still need 4 more tho!


message 24: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) I finished What Mrs. McGillicudy Saw by Agatha Christie and Dashing Through the Snow by Mary and Carol Higgins Clark.

Now I'm going to be reading New Moon by Stephanie Meyer. I hope I can get that done in a week. My schedule has been crazy lately.


message 25: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (UltimateBibliophile) | 36 comments i still havent finished the book i started about a month ago,Brisingr by Christopher Paolini...have my exams and stuff,just to busy,so i can 4gt about the 50 books this year!


message 26: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) 1. Hard-boiled Legs, the Breakfast Book
2. Flower Confidential
3. Alex & Me
4. Otherwise Normal People
5. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Just started Caroll Pickett's Within These Walls, a memoir of a chaplain's experience on death row.



message 27: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) 1. Hard-boiled Legs, the Breakfast Book
2. Flower Confidential
3. Alex & Me
4. Otherwise Normal People
5. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
6. Within These Walls (so good I couldn't put it down).

Do young children's books count? I read several of those a day sometimes but I don't usually write them down unless they are absolutely fantastically amazing and an adult could read and enjoy it? (If I wrote down the kiddies' books I would read a hundred in a month or so).



message 28: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) Petra I don't think children's books count. LOL

I finished New Moon I'm on to Eclipse. :~)


message 29: by Petra-X (last edited Jan 24, 2009 10:14PM) (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) Lisa wrote: "Petra I don't think children's books count. LOL

I finished New Moon I'm on to Eclipse. :~)"


Donna, you see that? lol!


message 30: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) 1. Hard-boiled Legs, the Breakfast Book REMOVED, :-(

1. Flower Confidential
2. Alex & Me
3. Otherwise Normal People
4. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
5. Within These Walls (so good I couldn't put it down).
6. Kabul Beauty School
7. The Family Tree (gasp, fiction, first in ages).



message 31: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) 1. Flower Confidential
2. Alex & Me
3. Otherwise Normal People
4. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
5. Within These Walls (so good I couldn't put it down).
6. Kabul Beauty School
7. The Family Tree (gasp, fiction, first in ages).
8. The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery (neurology and prion diseases)
9. Rumpole and the Reign of Terror (more fiction)
10.Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel. Amazing book about a girl who was not at all a beauty living in primitive villages in the Sudan transformed into a New York supermodel.

I'm reading a lot these days. More than usual.


message 32: by Daybook (new)

Daybook Petra you are reading a lot. What do you do (or don't do) that you have so much time?


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

Petra your amazing! Keep it up and you will actually hit 120 books at the end of the year.


message 34: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) I can't sleep. My mother is so sick. So I read.

1. Flower Confidential
2. Alex & Me
3. Otherwise Normal People
4. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
5. Within These Walls (so good I couldn't put it down).
6. Kabul Beauty School
7. The Family Tree (gasp, fiction, first in ages).
8. The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery (neurology and prion diseases)
9. Rumpole and the Reign of Terror (more fiction)
10.Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel. Amazing book about a girl who was not at all a beauty living in primitive villages in the Sudan transformed into a New York supermodel.

11. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands by Chelsea Handler. A not-terribly-funny retelling of a slutty girl's endlessly repetitive sex life.


message 35: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) Good job Petra....I'm sorry your mom is so sick. Hang in there!


message 36: by Lisa Julianna (last edited Feb 25, 2009 03:26AM) (new)

Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) I finally finished Eclipse. Now I'm on to finishing Outlander and The Shack.


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

Petra: I hope your Mom is doing better. Sending prayers your way!


message 38: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (mona-lisa-with-eggs) Thank you Lisa and Emily. I appreciate good thoughts. I really do.


message 39: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) I am so far behind on this goal of 50 books a year. I hope soon I can make it up. hehe!!


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Lisa you'll hit it easy. We all have reading slups which I haven't finished a book in a few days. Today is my catch up day!


message 41: by Lisa Julianna (last edited Mar 14, 2009 10:12AM) (new)

Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) I have finished a few and realized I didn't update them in here.

5. The Shack
6. Chain Letter
7. Graceling


message 43: by Mandy (new)

Mandy I haven't really tracked my books for a whole year before so I'm going to start with the goal of 50 and see how I go from there. So far:

1. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
2. Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
3. Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
4. My Sister's a Yoyo - Gretel Killeen
5. Bad Monkeys - Matt Ruff
6. Beloved - Toni Morrison
7. Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence
8. Sheep and Wolves - Jeremy C. Shipp
9. Artists and Models - Anais Nin
10. Odd One Out - Monica McInerney
11. A Place Called Here - Cecelia Ahern
12. The Raven and Other Poems - Edgar Allan Poe
13. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Currently reading:
The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Man and His Symbols - Carl G. Jung & Others


message 44: by Michelle Kay (new)

Michelle Kay (dinosaur) | 14 comments I never usually keep track of what i read. But this looks like a good way to keep track and challenge myself. I know what i've read since february, because i've been reading books on my phone and it keeps a list of completed books. So i'll start with those and try to reach 50!

1. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
2. All About Lulu - Jonathan Evison
3. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
5. Memoirs Of A Geisha - Arthur Golden
6. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
7. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
8. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
9. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
10. The Giver - Lois Lowry
11. Prep: A Novel - Curtis Sittenfeld
12. Flowers In The Attic - V. C. Andrews
13. Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer
14. I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
15. Candy In Action - Matthue Roth
16. Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
17. The Devil's Dictionary - Ambrose Bierce
18. If There Be Thorns - V.C. Andrews
19. Garden Of Shadows - V.C. Andrews
20. Seeds Of Yesterday - V. C. Andrews
21. My Sweet Audrina - V. C. Andrews
22. Heaven - V. C. Andrews
23. Dark Angel - V. C. Andrews
24. Fallen Hearts - V. C. Andrews
25. Web Of Dreams - V. C. Andrews
26. Gates Of Paradise - V. C. Andrews
27. Dawn - V. C. Andrews
28. Secrets Of The Morning - V. C. Andrews
29. Twilight's Child - V. C. Andrews
30. Midnight Whispers - V. C. Andrews
31. Darkest Hour - V. C. Andrews
32. Petals On The Wind - V. C. Andrews
33. Go Ask Alice - Beatrice Sparks
34. Confessions Of A Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
35. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan - Sophie Kinsella
36. Shopaholic Ties The Knot - Sophie Kinsella
37. Shopaholic And Sister - Sophie Kinsella
38. Shopaholic And Baby - Sophie Kinsella
39. The Host - Stephenie Meyer
40. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
41. The Man Of My Dreams: A Novel - Curtis Sittenfeld
42. Ruby - V. C. Andrews
43. Pearl In The Mist - V. C. Andrews
44. All That Glitters - V. C. Andrews
45. Hidden Jewel - V. C. Andrews
46. Tarnished Gold - V. C. Andrews
47. Life And Love, Such As They Are - Anna Shapiro
48. April Shadows - V. C. Andrews
49. Girl In The Shadows - V. C. Andrews
50. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - J. K. Rowling


message 45: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) Just finished my 9th book. Howl's Moving Castle



message 46: by Michelle Kay (new)

Michelle Kay (dinosaur) | 14 comments Just finished my 14th book I Am Legend

And am starting my 15th Candy in Action


message 47: by [deleted user] (new)

How as I am Legend? My daughter bought it and I would love to steal it from her.


message 48: by Michelle Kay (new)

Michelle Kay (dinosaur) | 14 comments at first its a little confusing. the story jumps around a bit and is hard to follow. but the ending more than makes up for it. it's one of the best endings i've ever read.


message 49: by Mandy (new)

Mandy UPDATE:

1. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
2. Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
3. Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
4. My Sister's a Yoyo - Gretel Killeen
5. Bad Monkeys - Matt Ruff
6. Beloved - Toni Morrison
7. Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence
8. Sheep and Wolves - Jeremy C. Shipp
9. Artists and Models - Anais Nin
10. Odd One Out - Monica McInerney
11. A Place Called Here - Cecelia Ahern
12. The Raven and Other Poems - Edgar Allan Poe
13. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
14. The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
15. The Tomb - F. Paul Wilson

Currently reading:
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Man and His Symbols - Carl G. Jung & Others


message 50: by Michelle Kay (new)

Michelle Kay (dinosaur) | 14 comments Update.

1. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
2. All About Lulu - Jonathan Evison
3. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
5. Memoirs Of A Geisha - Arthur Golden
6. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
7. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
8. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
9. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
10. The Giver - Lois Lowry
11. Prep: A Novel - Curtis Sittenfeld
12. Flowers In The Attic - V. C. Andrews
13. Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer
14. Life And Love, Such As They Are - Anna Shapiro
15. I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
16. Candy In Action - Matthue Roth
17. Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
18. The Devil's Dictionary - Ambrose Bierce
19. If There Be Thorns - V.C. Andrews
20. Garden Of Shadows - V.C. Andrews
21. Seeds Of Yesterday - V. C. Andrews
22. My Sweet Audrina - V. C. Andrews
23. Heaven - V. C. Andrews
24. Dark Angel - V. C. Andrews
25. Fallen Hearts - V. C. Andrews
26. Web Of Dreams - V. C. Andrews
27. Gates Of Paradise - V. C. Andrews
28. Dawn - V. C. Andrews
29. Secrets Of The Morning - V. C. Andrews
30. Twilight's Child - V. C. Andrews
31. Midnight Whispers - V. C. Andrews
32. Darkest Hour - V. C. Andrews
33. Petals On The Wind - V. C. Andrews
34. Go Ask Alice - Beatrice Sparks
35. Confessions Of A Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
36. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan - Sophie Kinsella
37. Shopaholic Ties The Knot - Sophie Kinsella
38. Shopaholic And Sister - Sophie Kinsella
39. Shopaholic And Baby - Sophie Kinsella
40. The Host - Stephenie Meyer
41. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
42. The Man Of My Dreams: A Novel - Curtis Sittenfeld
43. Ruby - V. C. Andrews
44. Pearl In The Mist - V. C. Andrews
45. All That Glitters - V. C. Andrews
46. Hidden Jewel - V. C. Andrews
47. Tarnished Gold - V. C. Andrews
48. April Shadows - V. C. Andrews
49. Girl In The Shadows - V. C. Andrews
50. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - J. K. Rowling



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