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Post by xraineyesx on Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:11 am

Thanks, Kathryn! ^^
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Post by Lara on Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:39 am

Finished book 14~.

Returning to Michael Scott's series. I'm finding myself surprisingly disinterested in rereading the first two books of the series, but I don't want to run into the third book without being able to remember most of what's happened so far... Hm. We'll see how I do.
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Post by xraineyesx on Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:02 pm

I just finished another book and am about to commence the third. I am making slower progress than I thought I would but that second book was kind of repetitive and almost textbook-ish.

Oh, and I have a question. Do plays count as a 'book'? If not, no problem. I can definitely see how they wouldn't, but I am in love with Shakespeare so I wouldn't mind reading some Shakespeare as part of the challenge.
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Post by MoiraofWords on Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:36 pm

I don't see why they shouldn't. I counted Equus and Midsummer Night's dream i think.
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Post by xraineyesx on Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:55 pm

Thanks. I don't see why not either. Shakespeare's plays are often the equivalent of a novella. And personally, I think the archaic language makes them more challenging to read, which is more time consuming for me than reading a book that I understand the first time I read a sentence. But I wanted to double check before I counted them.
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Post by Kathryn Lacey on Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:21 pm

Plays definitely count. They're not as fast and as simple as comic books or mangas. They're more text than pictures, and that makes them worthy of being a part of the challenge.

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Post by xraineyesx on Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:52 pm

Awesome Kathryn! I shall be added a few plays to my to-read list.
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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:32 pm

It took me long enough, but I finally finished another book, #13. I would definitely suggest World War Z to anyone with even a passing interest in zombies, journalism, or the essential nature of modern day humanity.

I'ma gonna go update my list now.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:27 pm

30 books read and only 3 months used of the year! Woho! 10 books per month and 2,5 per week or so. Very Happy

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Post by Kathryn Lacey on Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:57 pm

Everyone's information has been updated!

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:22 pm

Got to 35 read books yesterday and finished another today. Very Happy

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Post by Sunwolf007 on Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:48 am

Updated my post because I finished a few books.

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Post by Lara on Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm

My book count rises to 18! Finished all three of Scott's books, and can't wait till the fourth comes out in paperback (maybe next year, haha...)!

Currently reading book two in Kristen Britain's Green Rider series. I would have started with book one, but unfortunately I can't find it, but hey, I've already read it multiple times, and I remember most of it. I'm really into this book right now, and once I'm done with it, I'll finally get around to reading book three!
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Post by Kathryn Lacey on Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:03 am

I updated the first post.

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Post by Lara on Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:22 pm

Book 19, complete~. I couldn't put it down. On to the next book in the series!
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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:05 pm

43 books complete now. I can almost taste a win. Smile

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Post by Kathryn Lacey on Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:09 pm

Sweet! Congratulations to those who are increasing their reading count.

I just finished my thirty-second book this morning, and I've updated the first post with everyone's progress.

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Post by Sunwolf007 on Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:54 pm

Finished 1776 today so I updated my post.

Edit: Finished Horizon Storms


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Post by Lara on Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:48 pm

Finished book 20. So mad at it. >.> Freaking thing ended in a huge cliffhanger. But I suppose it redeems itself because the next one is apparently coming out in February. Yet another fantastic book in the series, by the way.

I've now started rereading Sing the Four Quarters, by Tanya Huff. It's the first book in a 'series' (ish) of four (...ish).
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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:51 pm

I just finished Pirate Latitudes, book seventeen for me. It was really a good book, far better than I was expecting it to be. The beginning is a bit slow, but very well written and extremely detailed.

The book is historical fiction, and was discovered as a full manuscript in Michael Chrichton's files after his death.

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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:31 pm

48 books read, I'm like 50 pages from finished my 49th. I just don't know which the 50th book will be...

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Kathryn Lacey on Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:48 pm

I updated everyone's progress.

Great job to those who are succeeding!

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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:25 pm

Ding! Ding! Ding! 50 books read! I read 14816 pages.

(I've added to my challenge so it's now 100 books.)

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Post by Kathryn Lacey on Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:48 pm

That's really fantastic! Congratulations!

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:17 pm

Thank you. Very Happy

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Post by Shekinah on Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:53 pm

Okay, so why not? I dunno if I can find the time for it, but sure, trying to is at least half the fun, right? Very Happy

Here goes:


    1. Under the Dome - Stephen King (973/973)
    2. The Talisman - Stephen King and Peter Straub (21/468)
    3. Crime and Punishment - F.M. Dostojevski (46/286)
    4. The Trial - Franz Kafka (0/292)
    5. Storm Front - Jim Butcher (322/322)
    6. The Passage - Justin Cronin (994/994)
    7. The Strain - Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan (98/428)
    8. American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis (185/469)
    9. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (0/207)
    10. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger (0/288)
    11. The Road - Cormac McCarthy - (0/176)
    12. No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy (0/215)
    13. The Stand - Stephen King (0/1230)
    14. Een schitterend gebrek - Arthur Japin (239/239) (sorry for the Dutch title, but it's a Dutch book and I don't think there's an English translation of it).
    15. Vienna Blood - Frank Tallis (445/445)
    16. House of Leaves - Mark. Z. Danielewski (0/713)
    17. Library of the dead - Glenn Cooper (336/336)
    18. Full dark, no stars - Stephen King (0/416)
    19. Gone - Mo Hayder (0/352)
    20. Depraved - Harold Schechter (0/418)
    21. The Leopard - Jo Nesbo (0/607)
    22.
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Key:

Bold and italic means I'm reading it.
If it has a slash through it, I'm done reading that book.

Benchmarks:

Started the fifty book challenge on August twenty-five, 2010

Finished my fifth book: Library of the dead - Glenn Cooper on October twenty-nine, 2010
Finished my sixth book: The Passage - Justin Cronin on November six-teen, 2010


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Post by Kathryn Lacey on Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:29 pm

Welcome to the challenge! I've added you to the first post. Please, place how many books you've read somewhere in your list. It would most logically be in your benchmarks.

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Post by Sunwolf007 on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:32 pm

Finished 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Post by Shekinah on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:34 pm

Is it as great as everyone says it is?
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Post by Shekinah on Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:38 pm

Added 5 more books to my list Smile
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