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Old 12-19-2011, 01:23 PM   #31
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I'm going to shoot for 150 books in 2012, with the majority being library ebooks. I would like to minimize putting money in the pockets of the Big 6 when I can. There are some series for which I can't get all of the ebooks from the library and there are about 12 books coming out in 2012 in various series that I follow. I'm also setting a goal of minimum 5 of these books from NPR's "Top 100 SF&F books of all time" list. Candidates:

1. Patrick Rothfuss "Name of the Wind" Read 5/5 stars
2. Robin McKinley "Sunshine" Read 3/5 stars
3. Neil Gaiman "Neverwhere" Read 4/5 stars
4. Jasper Fforde "The Eyre Affair" Read 5/5 stars
5. Diana Gabaldon "Outlander" Read 5/5 stars

Series Read in 2012:

1. Weather Warden by Rachel Caine (9 books) 2/5 stars
2. Allie Beckstrom by Devon Monk (8 books) 5/5 stars
3. Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill (6 books) 4/5 stars
4. Morgan Kingsley by Jenna Black (5 books) 3/5 stars
5. Alex Craft by Kalayna Price (3 books) 5/5 stars
6. The Edge by Ilona Andrews (4 books) 4.5/5 stars
7. The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa (4 books) 4/5 stars
8. Riley Jenson Guardian by Keri Arthur (9 books) 3.5/5 stars
9. Dark Angels by Keri Arthur (3 books) 3/5 stars
10. Wool by Hugh Howey (6 books) 5/5 stars
11. Walker Papers by C.E. Murphy (7 books) 3/5 stars
12. Kitty Norville by Carrie Vaughn (10 books) 3/5 stars
13. Incryptid by Seanan McGuire (1 book) 5/5 stars
14. Kara Gillian by Diana Rowland (4 books) 4/5 stars
15. World of the Lupi by Eileen Wilks (8 books) 4/5 stars
16. Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa (1 book) 2/5 stars
17. Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger (5 books) 5/5 stars
18. Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones (3 books) 4/5 stars
19. Negotiator Trilogy/Old Races by C.E. Murphy (6 books) 4.5/5 stars
20. Darkness Rising by Kelley Armstrong (2 books) 4/5 stars
21. Elder Races by Thea Harrison (4 books) 4/5 stars
22. Age of Steam by Devon Monk (2 books) 5/5 stars
23. Dark Days by Jocelynn Drake (6 books) 3/5 stars
24. Sirantha Jax by Ann Aguirre (6 books) 4.5/5 stars
25. Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter (5 books) **read 4 books
26. Thursday Next by Jasper Fforde (7 books) **read 4 books
27. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (7 books) **read 4 books

Total: 188 books --> Challenge Completed

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Old 12-19-2011, 01:26 PM   #32
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In 2011 I project that I will have have acquired 100 more books than I read.

In 2012, I want to read at least 50 more books than I acquire.

As of January 1, 2012 I have read two more books than I have acquired.
As of January 8, 2012 I have read five more books than I have acquired.
As of January 17, 2012 I have acquired 16 more books than I have read.(I went to the Strand Bookstore in NYC during my vacation)
As of January 24, 2012 i have acquired 12 more books than I have read.

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Old 12-19-2011, 02:15 PM   #33
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I have several goals. Will list progress here as I go.

GOAL: Finish the Half-Orc Series
1.The Weight of Blood
2.The Cost of Betrayal
3.The Death of Promises
4.The Shadows of Grace
5.A Sliver of Redemption
6.The Prison of Angels

GOAL: Stay current with the Paladin Series
1.Night of Wolves
2.Clash of Faith
3.The Old Ways
4.The Broken Pieces

GOAL: Finish the Shadowdance Trilogy
1.A Dance of Cloaks
2.A Dance of Blades
3.A Dance of Death

GOAL: Finish the Millennium Trilogy
1.The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo
2.The Girl Who Played with Fire
3.The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

GOAL: Read the 7 available Dark Tower books
1.The Gunslinger
2.The Drawing of the Three
3.The Waste Lands
4.Wizard and Glass
5.Wolves of the Calla
6.Song of Susannah
7.The Dark Tower

GOAL: Finish the Hunger Games Trilogy
1.The Hunger Games
2.Catching Fire
3.Mockingjay

GOAL: Finish the Mistborn Trilogy
1.Mistborn: The Final Empire
2.The Well of Ascension
3.The Hero of Ages

GOAL: Finish the Strain Trilogy
1.The Strain
2.The Fall
3.The Night Eternal

GOAL: Read 25 Books Total
1.Sloppy Seconds: The Tucker Max Leftovers - Tucker Max
2.When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood - Sophia Fraioli
3.Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good - Kevin Smith
4.Kill Shot - Vince Flynn
5.Blood on the Mink - Robert Silverberg
6.Moon Dance - J.R. Rain
7.Vampire Moon - J.R. Rain
8.American Vampire - J.R. Rain
9.Moon Child - J.R. Rain
10.American Sniper - Chris Kyle
11.What it Was - George Pelecanos
12.The Gate: 13 Dark and Odd Tales - Robert Duperre
13.Throttle - Joe Hill & Stephen King
14.The Book of Basketball - Bill Simmons
15.The Crazy Mixed-Up Corpse - Michael Avallone
16.Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine - October 2012
17.Squeeze Play: Noir Masters Triple Threat - Richard S. Prather
18.The Legend of Huma - Richard A. Knaak
19.Amped: A Novel - Daniel H. Wilson
20.Attack of the Bacon Robots (Penny Arcade, Vol. 1) - Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik
21.The Last Man - Vince Flynn
22.The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
23.I Suck at Girls - Justin Halpern

Quote:
XX.The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone By - Robert Kirkman
XX.The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us - Robert Kirkman
XX.The Walking Dead Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars - Robert Kirkman
XX.The Walking Dead Volume 4: The Heart's Desire - Robert Kirkman
XX.The Walking Dead Volume 5: The Best Defense - Robert Kirkman
XX.The Walking Dead Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life - Robert Kirkman
XX.The Walking Dead Volume 7: The Calm Before - Robert Kirkman
XX.The Walking Dead Volume 8: Made to Suffer - Robert Kirkman

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Old 12-19-2011, 06:06 PM   #34
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Goals so far:

Read at least 100 books:

1. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky - Finished 1/1/12
2. Something Rotten - Jasper Fforde - Finished 3/1/12
3. Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf - Finished 7/1/12
4. Castle in the Pyrenees - Jostein Gaarder - Finished 9/1/12
5. Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson - Finished 23/1/12
6. Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon - Finished 24/1/12
7. The Fault in our Stars - John Green - Finished 25/1/12
8. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte - Finished 28/1/12
9. The Prisoner of Zenda - Anthony Hope - Finished 31/1/12
10. Shades of Grey - Jasper Fforde - Finished 3/2/12
11. Deadhouse Gates - Steven Erikson - Finished 21/2/12
12. Carpe Jugulum - Terry Pratchett - Finished 24/2/12
13. We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver - Finished 1/3/12
14. The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov - Finished 2/3/12
15. Battle Royale - Koushuon Takami - Finished 6/3/12
16. Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus #1) - Iain Rankin - Finished 8/3/12
17. The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugedines - Finished 12/3/12
18. The Fifth Elephant - Terry Pratchett - Finished 18/3/12
19. Memories of Ice - Steven Erikson - Currently Reading

Finish reading the Discworld series (I'm already up to Number 21: Jingo, plus Thief of Time and a couple of the kids' books.)

1. Carpe Jugulum (24/2/12)
2. The Fifth Elephant (18/3/12)
3.

Clear my paper TBR.

If I think of any more I'll add them.

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Dresden Files Series : 13
Fredrick Forsyth : 7
Michael Crichton : 3
MR BC : 12

My Progress

1.Divergent -Veronica Roth
2.Twilight Series : Stephenie Meyer
-Twilight
-New Moon
-Eclipse
3. Dresden Files : Jim Butcher
-Storm Front
4. Bourne Series : Robert Ludlum
-The Bourne Identity.
-The Bourne Supremacy.
-The Bourne Identity
5. The Cobra : Frederick Forsyth

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Old 12-20-2011, 06:00 AM   #36
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Goals:

  • Read 100 books in 2012
  • Read at least one contemporary non-fiction book each month.
  • 20% to 25% of my reading should be from the canon of classic western literature, which means roughly two books per month. Achievable.

Edit: 2012 Challenge Canceled. Shortly after writing these goals, holidays with family and friends interuppted my reading and internet routines. My participation at MR had crossed the line from healthy to addictive, and I used the holiday hiatus to make a cold-turkey break. I stayed completely away from MR for several months. I was reading as voraciously as ever but didn't follow my rules concerning content (non-fiction, western canon).

Next year, perhaps.

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1.Read at least one Non-fiction book every month.
List:

2. Cut my Unread list down to um... 50?
List: Delicate Freakn' Flower by Eve Langlais ( reviewed at my blog)
Their Virgin Captive by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake.
The Gods of Dream by Daniel Arenson ( reviewed at my blog)
A Harmless little obsession by Melissa Schroeder
Cat tales by Faith Hunter.
Love is murder by Allison Brennan ( Novelette)
The Black God's war by Moses Siregar III ( Novella)
When Night Falls by Margret Daley ( short story)
Zero Dog War by Keith Melton ( reviewed at my blog)
Deadly Obession by Katie Reus
The Book of Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff ( reviewed at my blog)

3. Add at least 3 public domain books in Swedish to the MR library:
List:

Re-read goals:
1. Re-read the Otherworld series before I buy Shaded Vision
2. Re-read the Kate Daniels series
3. Re-read the Celta Series
4. Re-read the Walker paper series.

And I think that's it. Now I just need to remember to keep this list updated...

PS. Ouake, were did you find the green check marks?

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also want to read the following series of books

The Dresden Files
01. Storm Front (10/01/2011)
02. Fool Moon (18/02/2012)

The Dark Tower
02. The Gunslinger (23/01/2012)

01. Chigagoland Vampires #1 - Chloe Neill (02/01/2012)
02. The Cellar - Richard Laymon (04/01/2012)
03. The Vampire Shortstop - Scott Nicholson (04/01/2012 - short)
04. The Hunger Games #1 - Suzanne Collins (06/01/2012)
05. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle (11/01/2011)
06. The Husband - Dean Koontz (16/01/2012)
07. The Zombie Survival Guide - Max Brooks (18/01/2012)
08. 11/22/63 - Stephen King (19/01/2012)
09. Happyslapped by a Jellyfish - Karl Pilkington (20/02/2012)
10. Once Bitten - Stephen Leather (22/01/2012)
11. Driving in Circles - Iain Rowan (23/01/2012 - short)
12. Black Moon - C.L. Bevill (24/01/2012)
13. Feedback - A Vampire Story - Nick Spalding (24/01/2012)
14. Tenfold - Dan Dillard (28/01/2012 - short)
15. Pig Man - Dan Dillard (28/01/2012 - short)
16. Legendary - Dan Dillard (28/01/2012 - short)
17. Lethal Experiment - John Locke (28/01/2012)
18. Quid Pro Quo - Dan Dillard (29/01/2012 - short)
19. Costume - Kirsten Mortensen (30/01/2012 - short)
20. Creative Spirit - Scott Nicholson (31/01/2012)
21. The Beast House - Richard Laymon (01/02/2012)
22. The Skull Ring - Scott Nicholson (07/02/2012)
23. Missing Teeth - Richard Cochran (09/02/2012 - short)
24. The Vampires of London - Sebastian Alexander (09/02/2012 - short)
25. The Bicycle Messenger - Johnny Smith (09/02/2012 - short)
26. Princes Gate - Mark Ellis (10/02/2012)
27. Tribes - Arthur Slade (11/02/2012)
28. The Wager - Dan Dillard (13/02/2012 - short)
29. The Last Drive In - Johnny Smith (13/02/2012 - short)
30. The Pyramid - Johnny Smith (13/02/2012 - short)
31. Zombie - Johnny Smith (13/02/2012 - short)
32. Vampire - Johnny Smith (13/02/2012 - short)
33. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (16/02/2012)
34. Infestation of the Third Kind - Dan Dillard (19/02/2012 - short)
35. The Haunting of Drang Island - Arthur Slade (19/02/2012)
36. Mr Murder - Dean Koontz (22/02/2012)
37. The Calling - David B. Silva (22/02/2012 - short)
38. Brothers - David B. Silva (22/02/2012 - short)
39. Dwindling - David B. Silva (22/02/2012 - short)
40. Slipping - David B. Silva (22/02/2012 - short)
41. Ice Sculptures - David B. Silva (22/02/2012 - short)
42. Hard Landing - Stephen Leather (27/02/2012)
43. The Ghost Of Grania O'Malley - Michael Morpurgo (28/02/2012)
44. Five Go Adventuring Again (FF#2) - Enid Blyton (29/02/2012)
45. Five Run Away Together (FF#3) - Enid Blyton (29/02/2012)
46. Five Go To Smugglers Top (FF#4) - Enid Blyton (01/03/2012)
47. Relentless - Dean Koontz (06/03/2012)
48. Five Go Off in a Caravan (FF#5) - Enid Blyton (08/03/2012)
49. A Man Lay Dead - Ngaio Marsh (12/03/2012)
50. The Loki Wolf - Arthur Slade (14/03/2012)
51. Fluffs - Daniel I. Russel (17/03/2012 - short)
52. It Waits - Robert M. Yelverton (17/03/2012 - short)
53. From the Corner of His Eye - Dean Koontz (20/03/2012)
54. Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King (22/03/2012)
55. Uprising - Scott G. Mariani (26/03/2012)
56. Out, Damned Spot - Dan Dillard (26/03/2012 - short)
57. The Cross - Scott G. Mariani (02/04/2012)
58. The Iron Duke - L. Ron Hubbard (02/04/2012)
59. Predatory Instinct - Michael McBride (03/04/2012)
60. The Red Church - Scott Nicholson (04/04/2012
61. Five on Kirin Island Again (FF#6) - Enid Blyton (04/04/2012)

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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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read 100 books not read before in 2012

I read over 100 in 2011 but a lot of it was re-reads. I decided for 2012 to set myself a goal of 100 books that I have not read before. I will probably still keep track of what I re-read also but only count never before read books toward my goal of 100. So said all of that to say - this is my spot

Janet Chapman
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Moonlight Warrior
Dragon Warrior
Mystical Warrior
The Seductive Imposter
The Dangerous Protector
The Man Must Marry
Tempt Me If You Can
The Seduction of His Wife
Man from the Moon (short story)
The Stranger in Her Bed
Spellbound Falls (Spellbound Falls #1)



Leigh Greenwood
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No One But You
Rose (R)
Fern (R)
Iris (R)
Laurel (R)
Daisy (R)
Violet (R)
Lily (R)


Maggie Shayne
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Fairytale
Forever Enchanted
Annie's Hero
Twilight Fulfilled (Children of Twilight #2)


Oscar Wilde -

The Canterville Ghost (short story)


Cynthia Eden -

Bound by Blood (short story)
Bound in Darkness (short story)
Bound in Sin (short story)

Nicky Charles -

Bonded
The Mating (R)
The Keeping (R)
The Finding (R)

Christina Dodd -

Secrets of Bella Terra

Cindy Spencer Pape -

Steam and Sorcery (Gaslight Chronicles #1)
Photographs and Phantoms (Gaslight Chronicles - short story)

C.E. Murphy -

Truthseeker (Lara Jensen/Worldwalker #1)
Wayfinder (lara Jensen/Worldwalker #2)
Spirit Dances (Walker Papers #6) (R)
Raven Calls (Walker Papers #7)


M. J. Putney -

Fallen from Grace (Dark Mirror - short story)

Christine Feehan -

Waterbound (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart #1) (R)
Spiritbound (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart #2)

Elizabeth Hoyt

Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane #1)
Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane #2)
Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane #3)

Jacquelyn Frank

Adam (The Nightwalkers)

Jayne Ann Krentz

Copper Beach (Dark Legacy #1)

Mercedes Lackey

Gates of Sleep (R) (Elemental Masters #3)
Phoenix and Ashes (R) (Elemental Masters #4)
The Wizard of London (Elemental Masters #5)
Reserved for the Cat (R) (Elemental Masters #6)
Beauty and the Werewolf (500 Kingdoms #8)
The Serpent's Shadow (Elemental Masters #2) (R)
Unnatural Issue (Elemental Masters #7)

Gail Carriger

Timeless (The Parasol Protectorate #5)

Stephanie Laurens

In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster (Cynster Sisters #2)
The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae (Cynster Sisters #3)

Patricia Briggs

Fair Game (Alpha and Omega #4)

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Here is my Goodreads TBR 2012 page

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Goal: To record what books I read in 2012

My goal is to write down what I read in 2012

Completed books so far in 2012:
Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat
Something Fierce Carmen Aguirre
The Fault in our Stars by John Green

To be Read as available
11/22/63
The Stand
Under the Dome
Anne of Green Gables
Other PG and library literature

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Goals for 2012 reading challenge:
Red = In Progress (percentage)
Green = Done!

(1) 14,000+ pages read (according to goodreads.com counter)
(2) Read Dune Saga:

Dune
Dune Messiah
Children of Dune
God Emperor of Dune
Heretics of Dune
Chapterhouse: Dune (02%)


(3) Read Malloreon series (David Eddings):

Guardian of the West
King of the Murgos
Demon Lord of Karanda
Sorceress of Darshiva

(4) Read Lord of the Rings (including the prequels):

The Hobbit
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

(5) Read the Chronicles of Narnia

The Magician's Nephew
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
The Horse and His Boy
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle

It's probably ambitious, but hey, these are goals, right??

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Although an important part of my 2012 goal is to read and clear out my many p-books, I really want to use my Kindle Touch!! So I see a conflict there, but this will be an interesting way to really examine what I have and what I want.

2012 GOAL: 50 books
2012 READ: 102 books

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Well, here is my 2012 challenge:

1. Read the Baen Releases in the month of release (48 books)
2 Complete, 1 In Progress, 1 for January remaining
0 Complete, 0 In Progress, 4 for February remaining
2. Read the complete "1632" Series (18 books and counting)
0 Complete, 0 In Progress, 18 remaining
3. Listen to audiobooks that I have purchased and have not listened to yet (35 books minimum)
6 Complete, 29 Remaining
4. Book series:
a) Cobra series by Timothy Zahn
1 Complete, 1 In Progress,4 Remaining
b) Worldwar series by Harry Turtledove
c) Civil War Trilogy by Shelby Foote
1 Complete, 0 In Progress, 2 Remaining
d) Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov
e) Robot Series by Isaac Asimov
f) Dune Series by Frank Herbert
1 Complete, 0 In Progress, 5 Remaining
g) Jack Reacher series by Lee Child
1 Complete, 1 In Progress, 10+ Remaining

Total Number of Books: 150 / 30,000 pages

Total Books Complete - 4 / 1,876 pages
Total Audiobooks Complete - 11 / 188 Hours, 45 Minutes, 48 Seconds

Books Read

January 2012:
1. World's First Superpower: From Empire to Commonwealth, 1901 to Present
Audio Lecture - Finished 2012.01.06 - **** - 6:59:03
2. March Upcountry (Prince Roger, Book 1)
Audio Unabridged - Finished 2012.01.07 - **** - 17:17:13 - Re-read
3. The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume 1 - Fort Sumter to Perryville
Audio Unabridged - Finished 2012.01.10 - ***** - 37:26:50
4. Voyage Across the Stars - David Drake
eBook - Finished 2012.01.10 - *** 1/2 - 801 pages
5. March to the Sea (Prince Roger, Book 2)
Audio Unabridged - Finished 2012.01.16 - **** - 19:15:08 - Re-read
6. Sixth Column - Robert A. Heinlein
eBook - Finished 2012.01.16 - *** 1/2 - 232 pages
7. Dune (Dune Series, Book 1)
Audio Unabridged - Finished 2012.01.20 - ***** - 21:05:24
8. March to the Stars (Prince Roger, Book 3)
Audio Unabridged - Finished 2012.01.22 - **** - 17:34:23 - Re-read
9. Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, Book 1)
eBook - Finished 2012.01.22 - ***** - 497 pages
10. We Few (Prince Roger, Book 4)
Audio Unabridged - Finished 2012.01.26 - ***** - 16:01:28 - Re-read
11. World of Byzantium
Audio Lecture - Finished 2012.01.29 - **** - 12:11:05
12. Cobra (Cobra, Book 1)
eBook - Finished 2012.01.31 - ***** - 346 pages

February 2012:
13. Rendezvous With Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
Audio Unabridged - Finished 2012.02.05 - ***** - 9:05:17
14. The Janson Directive - Robert Ludlum
Audio Unabridged - Finished 2012.02.07 - ***** - 20:53:36
15. A Beautiful Friendship - David Weber
Audio Unabridged - Finished 2012.02.11 - ***** - 10:56:21


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