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Old 12-20-2011, 10:27 PM   #39
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Auckland NZ
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Goal: To read enough books that my annual page count exceeds 30,000.

Secondary Goals - Less of a scattergun approach to my reading list, finish any series that I start (within reason) tick off a couple of titles from those 'Best books of the 20th Century' 'Must read before you die' type lists. (Specifically, the lists found here https://apps.facebook.com/booklistch...s&fb_bmpos=1_0 )

Counting books in 2011 discouraged me from beginning any really lengthy volumes. I avoided 'doorstop' fantasy like the plague, which was a shame, as its probably my oldest love. So in 2012, its all about the page count!

Reading list will follow, and be updated throughout the year.

And.......we're off!

1 - 1984 - George Orwell - 298 pages
2 - The Golden Compass - Phillip Pullman - 399 pages
3 - The Subtle Knife - Phillip Pullman - 341 pages
4 - The Amber Spyglass - Phillip Pullman - 548 pages
5 - Kraken - China Mieville - 509 pages (but felt like sooo much more)
6 - A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs - 224 pages
7 - The Stainless Steel Rat - Harry Harrison - 192 pages
8 - The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum - 544 pages
9 - On Basilisk Station - David Weber - 458 pages
10 - The Honor of the Queen - David Weber - 422 pages
11 - Royal Flash - George MacDonald Frasier - 304 pages
12 - Fool Moon - Jim Butcher - 342 pages
13 - The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins - 374 pages
14 - Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins - 391 pages

2 months gone and I'm at 5,346 pages, about 500 ahead of this time last year

15 - Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins - 390 pages
16 - Killing Floor - Lee Child - 515 pages
17 - Moneyball. The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - Michael Lewis - 316 pages
18 - The Lunatic Express - Carl Hoffman - 288 pages
19 - The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs - 244 pages
20 - Rivethead. Tales From the Assembly Line - Ben Hamper - 254 pages
21 - Breakfast at Tiffanys - Truman Capote - 157 pages
22 - The Monkey's Raincoat - Robert Crais - 201 pages
23 - The Magnificent Bastards - Keith W Nolan - 448 pages
24 - Guns Up! - Johnnie M Clark - 368 pages
25 - Marine Sniper - Charles Henderson - 336 pages
26 - The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud - 462 pages
27 - The Golem's Eye - Jonathan Stroud - 570 pages

4 months in and I've read 9,895 pages, 1500 odd less than last year (I was unemployed last April, and had a lot of spare time)

28 - The Sheriff of Yrnameer - Michael Rubens - 269 pages
29 - Burning For Revenge - John Marsden - 272 pages
30 - Prador Moon - Neal Asher - 222 pages
31 - The Road to the Rim - A. Bertram Chandler - 117 pages
32 - The High Window - Raymond Chandler - 272 pages
33 - Love is a Mix Tape - Rob Sheffield - 219 pages
34 - Talking to Girls About Duran Duran - Rob Sheffield - 288 pages
35 - The Ones Who Hit The Hardest - Chad Millman - 336 pages
36 - The Short Victorious War - David Weber - 376 pages
37 - Strip Jack - Ian Rankin - 269 pages
38 - The Night is For Hunting - John Marsden - 256 pages
39 - Shogun - James Clavell - 1211 pages
40 - Die Trying - Lee Child - 549 pages
41 - Velocity - Dean Koontz - 460 pages
42 - The Other Side of Dawn - John Marsden - 336 pages
43 - Tripwire - Lee Child - 541 pages

6 months in and I've read 15,888 pages, perfectly on track for my target, still a little down on last year.

44 - Midnight Falcon - David Gemmell - 448 pages
45 - Field of Dishonor - David Weber - 416 pages
46 - Flash for Freedom - George MacDonald Fraser - 343 pages
47 - Deadly Decisions - Kathy Reichs - 416 pages
48 - Notes From the Hard Shoulder - James May - 216 pages
49 - Redline the Stars - Andre Norton - 304 pages
50 - Phules Paradise - Robert Asprin - 256 pages
51 - Ptolemy's Gate - Jonathan Stroud - 515 pages
52 - Full Share - Nathan Lowell - 302 pages
53 - Suck It, Wonder Woman - Olivia Munn - 288 pages
54 - Stalking the Angel - Robert Crais - 260 pages
55 - The Desert of Souls - Howard Andrew Jones - 309 pages
56 - Adolf Hitler, My Part in His Downfall - Spike Milligan - 144 pages
57 - Rommel? Gunner Who? A Confrontation in the Desert - Spike Milligan - 208 pages
58 - Carrie - Stephen King - 253 pages
59 - Monty, His Part in My Victory - Spike Milligan - 127 pages
60 - The Last Templar - Raymond Khoury - 523 pages
61 - The Visitor - Lee Child - 502 pages
62 - The Giver - Lois Lowery - 179 pages
63 - Lost in Shangri-La - Mitchell Zuckoff - 384 pages

Two thirds of the year over and I have read 22,281 pages, perfectly on track for my goal (and about 500 pages ahead of last year)

64 - The Passage - Justin Cronin - 790 pages
65 - Echo Burning - Lee Child - 574 pages
66 - Coyote Blue - Christopher Moore - 294 pages
67 - The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury - 181 pages
68 - Mussolini. His Part in My Downfall - Spike Milligan - 256 pages
69 - Grave Peril - Jim Butcher - 378 pages
70 - Four to Score - Janet Evanovich - 338 pages
71 - Foundation - Isaac Asimov - 256 pages
72 - Without Fail - Lee Child - 556 pages
73 - The Sten Gun - Leroy Thompson - 80 pages
74 - No Dominion - Charlie Huston - 272 pages
75 - Big In China - Alan Paul - 272 pages
76 - A Phule And His Money - Robert Asprin - 233 pages
77 - Persuader - Lee Child - 543 pages

Two months to go and I've completed 27,304 pages, on track for my target, but starting to fall behind last year, new shift patterns at work have cut down on my reading time.

78 - Earth Abides - George R Stewart - 345 pages
79 - Sackett's Land - Louis L'Amour - 204 pages
80 - I Suck at Girls - Justin Halpern - 180 pages
81 - The Deep Blue Goodbye - John D MacDonald - 208 pages
82 - The Happy Hooker - Xaviera Hollander - 311 pages
83 - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan - 288 pages
84 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Mark Haddon - 272 pages
85 - The Templar Salvation - Raymond Khoury - 405 pages
86 - Zombie Spaceship Wasteland - Patton Oswalt - 191 pages
87 - Gridlinked - Neal Asher - 528 pages
88 - Farm City - Novella Carpenter - 288 pages
89 - The Enemy - Lee Child - 496 pages
90 - Bearded Tit - Rory McGrath - 352 pages
91 - Flag in Exile - David Weber - 443 pages
92 - The Road to Woodstock - Michael Lang - 320 pages
93 - The Game - Ken Dryden - 312 pages
94 - Lost in My Own Backyard - Tim Cahill - 144 pages
95 - Tinsel - Hank Stuever - 352 pages
96 - The M16 - Gordon L Rottman - 80 pages
97 - Bicycle Diaries - David Byrne - 297 pages

And as its New Years Eve I probably wont finish anything else, so thats my lot for this year.
97 books (12 less than last year), 33,320 pages (just 560 less than last year), a 343 page average (a 33 page increase). No ReReads!!!
So I read about the same number of pages as last year, just slightly longer books. My secondary goals started well enough but fell by the wayside sometime about May. Oh well, its just a bit of fun anyway

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