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Post by Guest on Thu May 27, 2010 1:45 pm

I've finally finished my tenth book!

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Guest on Thu May 27, 2010 5:14 pm

Congratulation! I also did that since I updated my list today. Smile

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Post by Kathryn Lacey on Thu May 27, 2010 7:46 pm

That's awesome, you two! I'm getting closer and closer to my twentieth. I totally started lagging in my progress ((and in updating the first post - SORRY!)) for a while, but I'm hoping to get more involved in this challenge and to meet my goal.

I hope all of you are able to meet it, too. ^^_^^

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Lara on Thu May 27, 2010 8:14 pm

I actually started doing this back in January through another site, but I'm sure I'll keep better track of it here.

Date started: 1/1/10
Current Count: 28/100

    Currently Reading:
    Four & Twenty Blackbirds, by Mercedes Lackey

    On Hold:
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling
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    Finished Reading:
    1. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast, by Aaron Allston (336 pages)
    2. Arch Enemy, by Frank Beddor (370 pages)
    3. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay (320 pages)
    4. Countdown, by Iris Johansen (528 pages)
    5. The Search, by Iris Johansen (323 pages)
    6. Star Wars: The Joiner King, by Troy Denning (544 pages)
    7. Star Wars: The Unseen Queen, by Troy Denning (368 pages)
    8. Star Wars: The Swarm War, by Troy Denning (384 pages)
    9. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Omen, by Christie Golden (250 pages)
    10. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss, by Troy Denning (400 pages)
    11. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Backlash, by Aaron Allston (352 pages)
    12. Star Wars: Millennium Falcon, by James Luceno (384 pages)
    13. Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls, by Jane Lindskold (210 pages)
    14. Rapture of the Deep, by L.A. Meyer (464 pages)
    15. The Alchemyst, by Michael Scott (400 pages)
    16. The Magician, by Michael Scott (464 pages)
    17. The Sorceress, by Michael Scott (483 pages)
    18. The Goats, by Brock Cole (184 pages)
    19. First Rider's Call, by Kristen Britain (639 pages)
    20. The High King's Tomb, by Kristen Britain
    21. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Allies, by Christie Golden (345 pages)
    22. Sing the Four Quarters, by Tanya Huff (410 pages)
    23. Fifth Quarter, by Tanya Huff (416 pages)
    24. Traitors, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (382 pages)
    25. No Quarter, by Tanya Huff (668 pages, combined w/#26)
    26. The Quartered Sea, by Tanya Huff (668 pages, combined w/#25)
    27. Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light, by Tanya Huff (528 pages, combined w/#28)
    28. The Fire's Stone, by Tanya Huff (528 pages, combined w/#27)


    Abandoned Books:
    1. Nightlight: A Twilight Parody, by The Harvard Lampoon


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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Guest on Thu May 27, 2010 8:26 pm

@Lara: Did you read the New Jedi Order? Or did you start with the Killik trilogy? If not, you should definitely read it. My favorite series so far.

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Post by Lara on Thu May 27, 2010 8:33 pm

I've read pretty much every Star Wars book except for the ones set in Clone Wars time. =)

My favorite book of the New Jedi Order is Balance Point. I loved Recovery as well, but for some reason I can't fathom it's only an e-book. >.> Part of me wants to say it's in the back of another book, too, but I'm not sure...
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Post by Guest on Thu May 27, 2010 8:37 pm

Balance Point was good, but my favorite was Star By Star. And Vector Prime. I honestly cried when

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Chewbacca and Anakin died, as both were my all-time favorite characters. I was also really angry that they killed Anakin.

I loved Star by Star because of the character development and interactions. It set up so much for the future of the characters, its unbelievable. Unfortunately, I started Star Wars at NJO, and I've only read a few books centered just before and after the original movies. I haven't even read the original trilogy, which I'm ashamed to admit....

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Kathryn Lacey on Thu May 27, 2010 9:30 pm

Lara, welcome to the Challenge! I hope you succeed!

I've updated the first post with you and your progress. ^^_^^


I've also updated the first post with everyone else's progress. =3

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Gadreille on Mon May 31, 2010 12:53 pm

I just finished my eleventh book.

I also updated my list to put the books in order which read, added page numbers and changed my list a little bit. Here's hoping I make it!
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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Kathryn Lacey on Mon May 31, 2010 1:57 pm

Congratulations, Ryona! I'm sure you'll meet the challenge! You're already doing really well.

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Post by Sighlent on Mon May 31, 2010 3:08 pm

Hey I totally forgot about this! And in absence of forgetting I met my 25 book marker! XD
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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Kathryn Lacey on Mon May 31, 2010 8:56 pm

Sweet! I'll go through and update the list now that I'm home. ^^_^^

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:25 pm

Fifteen read! Yay Very Happy

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Kathryn Lacey on Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:15 pm

Congratulations, Dagger!

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Lumeus on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:52 am

Commencement: June 3rd, 2010
Conclusion: June 3rd, 2011
Progression: 10/50
Status: Failed


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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by LittleSun1 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:08 pm

Hello! I'd love to take part in this, although I 'officially' began this challenge on Tuesday, June 1st. I've got a list of books I intend to read, but I'll just leave this one blank until I've begun them or have them finished.

If I happen to reach my goal, I'll probably just increase it in increments of ten (Or something) until this time next year. I can't seem to decide if it's likely that'll happen or not though. I spend a massive amount of my summer vacations reading but, at the same time, I don't have very much patience. If a book doesn't grab me from the get-go and keep me completely hooked, I'll just abandon it. That and my low tolerance for older, slow paced, 'english-speaky' books are two things I might try to improve on throughout this.

Anyway, thanks so much for this awesome idea! I'll get started right away.

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Bold means I’m currently reading a book.
If it has a slash through it, I’ve completed it.
* means I am rereading a book.
heart mean I strongly recommend it.

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- I have read one out of fifty books so far.
- Began: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
- Reached 5 Books:
- Reached 10 Books:
- Reached 15 Books:
- Reached 20 Books:
- Reached 25 Books:
- Reached 30 books:
- Reached 35 Books:
- Reached 40 Books:
- Reached 45 Books:
- Reached 50 Books:
- Pages Read: 263
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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Kathryn Lacey on Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:02 pm

Welcome to the Challenge, LittleSun1 and Lumeus!

I've added you both to the first post!

Lumeus and Sighlent, may I ask you to add your progress somewhere to your post? What I mean is just having it say somewhere how many books you've read. It makes it a lot easier on me for when I update people's progress in the first post.

Thanks in advance. ^^_^^

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Lara on Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:55 am

So I shut my laptop down and told myself to go to bed around 2, and yet here I am at 3, having just finished reading my eleventh book. =) A good trade-off, I'd say.

I'm torn between continuing to read my other Star Wars book and starting Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls. I suppose I'll make my decision the next time I go to pick up a book, which will likely be some point tomorrow.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Guest on Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:58 pm

For curiosity's sake I checked out about how long the average book I've read so far during this challenge is. It's just under 300 pages until I finish the book I'll start today, then it'll be just over (289 becomes 310).
Just thought it would be fun to check. Most books are either 80-100 or 400-700 though.
How is it for you guys?

EDIT:: I updated my list now too, up to 17 books read.

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Sunwolf007 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:56 pm

I have to finish updating my post but I know I have gotten 6 more books done since I last did. At least I think 5 of them count. Laughing I will have to check the first post to be sure but I didn't forget. I will get an update in soon. Well as soon as I find my post. Laughing

Edit: Well, its all fixed up now. Had to change a lot of things on there because there were books I didn't finish for the semester and I don't want to finish them. Plus I did some reading of stuff not on the list so I had to add it.

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Lara on Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:21 pm

Finished book 12. Not thrilled with the ending at all; I couldn't see how they could possibly finish the plot in the amount of pages left to the book, and in the end, it felt incredibly rushed. I even scoffed in disgust a few times. But...I suppose it doesn't matter, because I get the feeling it was a filler book. At the least, it didn't bring anything to the series overall except for character development.

Will need to decide what to read next, but it's probably going to be the one I've mentioned wanting to read soon.

Edit: To answer your question, Dagger, the shortest book I've completed so far was 250 pages, and the longest was 544. The majority of my books have fallen between 300 and 400 pages, with a few above 500.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Gadreille on Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:00 pm

I'm so behind...I need to start reading again. Good job everyone!

I think my average book length is 300-ish pages, but I've got a couple coming up that are quite a bit longer!
Also, some of the books don't count prolouges (usually quite lengthy ones too) so many of them I'm minus 20 pages or so.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Guest on Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:12 am

My average, for the books I've currently completed, is 366 pages.

I'm trying to pick up my reading pace, but it is hard when I don't really care for the book I'm trying to read.

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Post by Kathryn Lacey on Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:20 pm

I updated everyone's progress on the first post!!!


Also, I did the math, and my average number of pages per book is two hundred nineteen. =3

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Lara on Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:20 pm

I finished lucky number 13~.

So anyone who hasn't (which pretty much means everyone, I'm guessing) should read Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls. I adore the book so much it isn't even funny (though it turns out my mind came up with an ending of its own for the book).
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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Sunwolf007 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:18 pm

Finished Catch-22 yesterday and am now updating my post. Got a few more to go before changing up my currently reading list.

Edit: Finished Republic today so I am going to update my post once again.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:55 pm

Wooohooo! 25 books for the win. Read in about 2,5 months (I counted one month as 30 days), or 76 days. Aye I counted, lol. So I might be able to do the hundred book challenge, aka read 100 instead of 50 in a year, since I managed 25 in less than three months. Very Happy

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Post by Kathryn Lacey on Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:59 pm

That's great, Dagger!

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by xraineyesx on Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:10 am

This is me saying I'll accept your challenge, Kathryn, and read fifty books in a year.

I don't know what I want to read just yet, so my list will be short. But here goes!


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1. "The Catcher in The Rye" by J.D. Salinger
2. "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
3. "Rumblefish" by S.E. Hinton
4. "That Was Then, This is Now" by S.E. Hinton
5. "The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster" by Bobby Henderson
6. "Maximum Ride" by James Patterson
7. "The Wish List" by Eoin Colfer
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START DATE:
Monday, June 28, 2010; 1:13am
FINISH DATE: -

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PAGES READ:
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BOOKS READ: 2
CURRENTLY READING: "The Wish List" by Eoin Colfer

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~LANDMARKS~
FIRST BOOK COMPLETED: Monday, June 28, 2010 - 12:04 pm

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Re: 50 Book Challenge!!!

Post by Kathryn Lacey on Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:00 pm

Welcome the the challenge, raine!

You've been added to the first post, and everyone's progress has been updated. ^^_^^

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