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Old 12-17-2011, 04:27 PM   #17
Dazrin
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: PDXish
Device: K3 3G, various Android devices
Goals: (1) Read 20,000 pages - Finished!, (2) Re-read WoT - Finished!

I am going to do my page challenge again - 20,000 pages was about right, so that will be the same for next year. Other than a re-read of the Wheel of Time series in preparation for the final book release (January 2013, goal added in March), I won't be setting any specific books/series goals.

Completed page goal on October 25, 2012 during my re-read of Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan. I will continue tracking though to see where I end up for the year to get a better idea for next year.
Completed re-read goal on December 26, 2012. Ready for A Memory of Light now!

December 31, 2012 - Read 24,204 pages and completed 79 books/short stories.

2012 final comments: I blew past my goal in October this year, almost a month faster than last year. There are a couple reasons, first is that I was a little more consistent in my reading, I had much less variation than last year. The second reason is that I was re-reading much more than 2011. With this in mind, I will plan on increasing my reading goal for 2013, but only to the level of 2011 since I don't plan on re-reading nearly as much in 2013 as I did this year (64% of the pages I read were re-reads vs 17% in 2011).

The List (in order of date finished):
Spoiler:
  1. Boneshaker - Cherie Priest - started in 2011
  2. Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp #1) - Vince Flynn
  3. Unconditional - Blake Crouch
  4. Street Music - J.A. Konrath
  5. A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes 1) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (From HarryT's Omnibus Edition)
  6. Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse 1) - James S.A. Corey
  7. With A Twist - A Lt. Jack Daniels Locked Room Mystery Short Story - Konrath, J.A.
  8. Hunters of the Red Moon - Marion Zimmer Bradley (My first MZB book)
  9. An Apple a Day Keeps the Dragon Away - Amber D. Sistla
  10. The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes 2) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  11. Homeland (Dark Elf Trilogy 1) - R.A. Salvatore
  12. Exile (Dark Elf Trilogy 2) - R.A. Salvatore
  13. Sojourn (Dark Elf Trilogy 3) - R.A. Salvatore
  14. Going Somewhere Else - Amber D. Sistla
  15. Wool (Silo 1) - Hugh Howey
  16. The List - J.A. Konrath
  17. The Man Who Knew Too Much - G.K. Chesterton
  18. Blood Spatter - Guy James
  19. New Spring (Wheel of Time 0) - Robert Jordan
  20. The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time 1) - Robert Jordan
  21. The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time 2) - Robert Jordan
  22. The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time 3) - Robert Jordan
  23. The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time 4) - Robert Jordan
  24. Wool 2 (Silo 2) - Hugh Howey
  25. Wool 3 (silo 3) - Hugh Howey
  26. Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow - Jerome K. Jerome
  27. 10 People Every Christian Should Know - Warren W. Wiersbe
  28. The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time 5) - Robert Jordan
  29. The Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time 6) - Robert Jordan
  30. Phineas (Ordinal) - Joseph Gellene
  31. The Senex - Jeff Ambrose
  32. The Crown of Swords (Wheel of Time 7) - Robert Jordan
  33. Wool 4: The Unraveling (Silo 4) - Hugh Howey
  34. Wool 5: The Stranded (Silo 5) - Hugh Howey
  35. The St. Petersburg Confessions - Ty Hutchinson
  36. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  37. The Bourne Supremacy (Bourne 2) - Robert Ludlum
  38. The Path of Daggers (Wheel of Time 8) - Robert Jordan
  39. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes 3) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  40. The Plagiarist - Hugh Howey
  41. A Princess of Mars (Barsoom 1) - Edgar Rice Burroughs
  42. A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak 1) - Dana Stabenow
  43. Julius Katz Mysteries (Julius Katz 1) - Dave Zeltserman
  44. To Read or Not To Read - Vincent Hobbes
  45. Lethal Circuit - Lars Guignard
  46. Flash Gold - Lindsay Buroker
  47. Imperfect - David Adams
  48. Winter's Heart (Wheel of Time 9) - Robert Jordan
  49. The Perfect Plan - Ty Huchinson
  50. 3 Mindful Experiments: 3 Short Stories - Joshua Scribner
  51. The Bourne Ultimatum (Bourne 3) - Robert Ludlum
  52. On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington 1) - David Weber
  53. The Honor of the Queen (HH2) - David Weber
  54. 12|21|12 - Larry Enright
  55. The Wee Free Men (Discworld 30/Tiffany Aching 1) - Terry Pratchett
  56. Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time 10) - Robert Jordan
  57. Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum - Mark Stevens
  58. The Giving Plague - David Brin - a Hugo nominated short story from 1988
  59. Hal Spacejock (Hal Spacejock 1) - Simon Haynes
  60. The Death Clock - J. Rock
  61. The Feeling of Power - Isaac Asimov
  62. The Most Dangerous Game - Richard Connell
  63. One Angry Julius Katz and Other Stories - Dave Zeltserman
  64. The Problem of Cell 13 - Jacques Futrelle
  65. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
  66. Carmilla - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Oct 2012 Book Club selection
  67. Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time 11) - Robert Jordan - Finished Page Goal for Year
  68. The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time 12) - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  69. Jet - Russell Blake
  70. The Variant Effect - G. Wells Taylor - Book 1 was later subtitled "Skin Eaters"
  71. The Variant Effect - Painkiller - G. Wells Taylor - Short story follow-up to Skin Eaters
  72. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain - MR Library Omnibus
  73. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain - Mobile Read library
  74. Mr. Popper's Penguins - Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater
  75. Christians and the Common Good - Charles Gutenson
  76. Tower of Midnight (Wheel of Time 13) - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  77. Shear Terror (Wool Fanfiction) - David Adams
  78. Fluke: Langara's Prize - Cyril Kowaliski
  79. A Sound of Thunder - Ray Bradbury

Books in progress at the end of the year:
Spoiler:
  • Charon's Claw (Neverwinter 3) - R.A. Salvatore - ~15% finished
  • The Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington 3) - David Weber - barely started

Progress Chart:

My final monthly reading stats and projections:

See this post for how to create your own Google Docs Reading Tracking spreadsheet, and the instructions for how to post a graph from Google Docs.

Edit: Removed TBR goal (reduce it) - my TBR list contains almost all free books, so I am just being slightly more picky about which ones I grab rather than worrying about it.

Last edited by Dazrin; 12-31-2012 at 11:55 AM. Reason: Edited book list
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