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Old 12-17-2011, 08:05 AM   #9
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10000 pages & series decimation challenge

I've got two goals this year. First, I want to read 10.000 pages (192 pages a week), this goal will probably be adjusted upwards. What I want of this challenge is to find out what I read in a normal year, last year with the 100 books challenge I pushed myself and I avoided several longer books to get to 100. For page count I will use the number of pages my Kindle displays and when reading a DTB I will use that page count.

My second goal is to reduce the number of series I'm actively reading. For now I can only start a new series when I've finished two others. Eventually I want to have four or five series I'm actively reading.

Update 22 February:
Considering I'm almost halfway with my 10,000 pages challenge I'll up it to 25,000 pages.

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Pages Read
37246
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Series
  • Millennium
  • The Cat Who...
  • Dresden Files
  • Cotton Malone
  • Ring
  • Dr. Laszlo Kreizler
  • Haunted Bookshop
  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Jaz Parks
  • Aurelio Zen
  • Nic Costa
  • Rama
  • Sebastian St. Cyr
  • James Potter (on hold due because release of further novels are delayed indefinitely by author)
  • Inspector Montalbano
  • Mary Russell
  • Haunted Guesthouse
  • Timmy Quinn
  • Brother Cadfael
  • Charlie Parker
  • Georgia series

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Books read in 2012

001. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (303 pages)
002. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood (305 pages)
003. His Devil by Erik Lynd (9 pages)
004. For Sale: Old Manor House (Free Ghosts Included) by Merabeth James (260 pages)
005. The Ghosts of Varner Creek by Michael Weems (231 pages)
006. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (588 pages)
007. What Lies Beneath by Sarah Rayne (505 pages)
008. The Cat Who Moved a Mountain by Lilian Jackson Braun (212 pages)
009. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larrson (852 pages)
010. James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing by G. Norman Lippert (509 pages)
011. The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library by Alice Kimberly (219 pages)
012. The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr (785 pages)
013. Carnacki: Heaven and Hell by William Meikle (155 pages)
014. The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz (272 pages)
015. The Black Tower by Louis Bayard (384 pages)
016. Scarab by Stavros Halvatzis (169 pages)
017. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (1198 pages)
018. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (274 pages)
019. The Ghost and the Femme Fatale by Alice Kimberly (237 pages)
020. The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry (446 pages)
021. Changes by Jim Butcher (462 pages)
022. The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion by Alice Kimberly (304 pages)
023. The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri (140 pages)
024. Loop by Koji Suzuki (333 pages)
025. The House of the Lost by Sarah Rayne (408 pages)
026. Beekeeping for Beginners by Laurie R. King (44 pages)
027. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King (317 pages)
028. A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King (271 pages)
029. A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King (249 pages)
030. The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry (515 pages)
031. The Cat Who Wasn't There by Lilian Jackson Braun (211 pages)
032. The Moor by Laurie R. King (241 pages)
033. O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King (345 pages)
034. Property of a Lady by Sarah Rayne (256 pages)
035. The Hunting Ground by Cliff McNish (274 pages)
036. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (443 pages)
037. Justice Hall by Laurie R. King (384 pages)
038. Tower of Silence by Sarah Rayne (491 pages)
039. The Game by Laurie R. King (377 pages)
040. 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz (403 pages)
041. The Murder of the Century by Paul Collins (280 pages)
042. Zorro by Isabel Allende (371 pages)
043. Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke (480 pages)
044. The Terra-Cotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri (332 pages)
045. Side Jobs by Jim Butcher (420 pages)
046. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher (486 pages)
047. When Gods Die by C.S. Harris (302 pages)
048. Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Copperman (299 pages)
049. Why Mermaids Sing by C.S. Harris (254 pages)
050. The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry (416 pages)
051. The Cat Who Went into the Closet by Lilian Jackson Braun (203 pages)
052. Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King (401 pages)
053. Where Serpents Sleep by C.S. Harris (371 pages)
054. Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin (297 pages)
055. The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King (437 pages)
056. The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King (350 pages)
057. The Uninvited Ghost by E.J. Copperman (273 pages)
058. What Remains of Heaven by C.S. Harris (290 pages)
059. The Villa of Mysteries by David Hewson (384 pages)
060. The Templar Sword by Paul Christopher (272 pages)
061. Borderlands by Brian McGilloway (222 pages)
062. Where Shadows Dance by C.S. Harris (279 pages)
063. When Maidens Mourn by C.S. Harris (352 pages)
064. Tai-Pan by James Clavell (856 pages)
065. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCollough (624 pages)
066. The Third Gate by Lincoln Child (282 pages)
067. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (594 pages)
068. The Cat Who Came to Breakfast by Lilian Jackson Braun (186 pages)
069. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters (261 pages)
070. Ghosts of Rosewood Asylum by Stephen Prosapio (307 pages)
071. Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton (462 pages)
072. Pirate King by Laurie R. King (317 pages)
073. John Doe by Tess Gerritsen (54 pages)
074. The Gods of Gotham by Lindsay Faye (395 pages)
075. Ghost of a Chance by Simon R. Green (218 pages)
076. Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen (313 pages)
077. The Manor by Scott Nicholson (285 pages)
078. Ash by James Herbert (607 pages)
079. One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters (225 pages)
080. The Supernaturals by David L. Golemon (527 pages)
081. Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King (384 pages)
082. The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke (69 pages)
083. Old Haunts by E.J. Copperman (256 pages)
084. Every Dead Thing by John Connolly (501 pages)
085. And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander (307 pages)
086. The Passage by Justin Cronin (954 pages)
087. The Twelve by Justin Cronin (685 pages)
088. 31-10 by Stephen Volk (16 pages)
089. Dust and Shadows by Lyndsay Faye (309 pages)
090. The Hides by Kealan Patrick Burke (134 pages)
091. Cabal by Michael Dibdin (274 pages)
092. The Racketeer by John Grisham (318 pages)
093. Dark Hollow by John Connolly (358 pages)
094. Misery Hall by L. Chambers-Wright (15 pages)
095. The Killing Kind by John Connolly (354 pages)
096. The Black House by Peter May (348 pages)
097. The White Road by John Connolly (418 pages)
098. Cold Days by Jim Butcher (556 pages)
099. The Yard by Alex Grecian (451 pages)
100. The Vampire Laird by Merabeth James (218 pages)
101. Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter (330 pages)
102. Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters (222 pages)
103. The Black Angel by John Connolly (493 pages)
104. City of Screams by James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell (67 pages)
105. Curfew by Phil Rickman (654 pages)

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