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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 (petrax) 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 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 6: by [deleted user] (new)

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


message 7: 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 8: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (petrax) 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (petrax) 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 12: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (petrax) 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (petrax) 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (petrax) "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 19: by Petra-X (new)

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


message 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 24: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (petrax) 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 25: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (petrax) 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 26: 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 27: by Petra-X (last edited Jan 24, 2009 10:14PM) (new)

Petra-X (petrax) 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 28: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (petrax) 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 29: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (petrax) 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 30: 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 31: by [deleted user] (new)

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


message 32: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (petrax) 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 33: by Lisa Julianna (new)

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


message 34: 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 35: by [deleted user] (new)

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


message 36: by Petra-X (new)

Petra-X (petrax) Thank you Lisa and Emily. I appreciate good thoughts. I really do.


message 37: 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 38: 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 39: 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 41: 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 42: 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 43: by Lisa Julianna (new)

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



message 44: 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 45: by [deleted user] (new)

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


message 46: 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 47: 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 48: 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



message 49: by Mandy (new)

Mandy Michelle, I hope you enjoy the Shopaholic series when you get to them, I find them really fun, nice quick reads.


message 50: by Michelle Kay (last edited Apr 20, 2009 07:45PM) (new)

Michelle Kay (dinosaur) | 14 comments thanks. i've gotten 20 books down the hatch.
only 30 (or hopefully more) to go!

Here's What I Have

My Personal Read List Goals -- Just To Keep Track


JANUARY
1. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar (619 pgs)
2. Life and Love, Such As They Are by Anna Shapiro (240 pgs)

FEBRUARY
3. Prep A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld (448 pgs)
4. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (498 pgs)
5. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (563 pgs)

MARCH
6. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (629 pgs)
7. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (756 pgs)
8. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (512 pgs)
9. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (292 pgs)
10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald (64 pgs)
11. All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison (320 pgs)
12. The Giver by Lois Lowry (208 pgs)
13. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (400 pgs)

APRIL
14. Fight Club A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk (224 pgs)
15. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer (264 pgs)
16. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (317 pgs)
17. Candy in Action by Matthue Roth (224 pgs)
18. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk (297 pgs)
19. Petals on the Wind by V.C. Andrews (439 pgs)
20. Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks (213 pgs)

CURRENTLY READING
The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (404 pgs)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (272 pgs)

BOOK COUNT: 20 out of 50
PAGE COUNT: 7527 out of 1,000,000



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