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Old 12-28-2011, 10:37 PM   #691
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Didn't get anywhere near my goal of 50 in 2011 but I'm happy with what I read and always knew that it would be a big challenge for me. Well, hope springs eternal and there's always 2012!

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And DONE!!!

I know some of them may not "count" for most people, but they do for me.

Like the "Walking Dead" Hardback collections, yes they are comics, but 12 of them in a HB is around 300 or so pages, and they can be wordy at times.

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Congrats and nothing wrong with counting "The Walking Dead". I did too! I figured it helped even out the page counts of some other much longer books I read.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:32 AM   #692
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I had high hopes for reaching my goal this year and for a while it looked like I would reach it early. Then my husband was in a major motorbike accident in August and while I read a lot when he was in ICU, I haven't read nearly as much as normal since he started rehab. I am currently at 95 books, 29,622 pages, according to Goodreads.com though. I have more than a few books "on the go" right now so I could still add a few more before the year ends and get pretty close.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:40 AM   #693
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I haven't been reporting my progress here but I set my initial target at 100, reduced it about early March to 52 (one a week) and have achieved that so I'm happy.

Thumbs up to goodreads for their excellent tracking tool. I'll be using it again in 2012.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:24 AM   #694
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I finished Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere last night, my 120th book of the year. I was hoping to make 125 but the past month has be so busy I only managed to read 4 books. But an average of 10 books a month is more than I would have guessed I would be able to read.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:08 AM   #695
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Well in the end I managed 107 books, which I'm pleased with. I'm still deciding exactly what challenge I will be taking on for 2012, but it won't be as many, I don't think. I'd rather vary it, and allow myself to read longer books if I fancy (though 2011 did include The Count of Monte Cristo, which was 1400+ pages).
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:48 AM   #696
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I managed to read 102 this year without really pushing myself. That was a little under 39,000 pages read according to Goodreads and I'm happy with those numbers. I got off to a bit of a slow start this year so I can probably do a bit better next year. I figure I'll do a challenge as long as I'm enjoying myself.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:03 PM   #697
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Finished up with 129 books.

My 2012 goal is to improve by one book - 130.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #698
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The first part is easy. My TBR pile is about 420 ebooks. I've read 127 ebooks this year so far.

Unfortunately, the second part isn't so easy. I've bought 173 ebooks this year so far.

I started a thread to help me (& others) with the second part — feel free to join in. I managed to buy only 15 ebooks since starting the thread. It's now 13 days since I last bought an ebook.
Well, I ended up the year with 205 read, 3 abandoned, and 30 previous read removed from my TBR pile, and 'only' 218 bought. Which means in the last five months of 2011, I only bought 45 ebooks, an average of nine a month, but I read 78, over 15 per month! Pretty good going.

I go into 2012 with a TBR pile of 380 and a target of 300 of less at the end of 2012. If I can carry on as I did over the past five months, I should make it...
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:18 PM   #699
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I didn't join the challenge because I knew 100 was out of my reach; my only goal was just to keep reading, and I managed 65 books, about 10 more than in 2010. For 2012, my only goal is to enjoy myself with my books.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #700
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If we're doing year-end stats, then mine are:

210 brand-new novel-length read in full
18 paper re-reads
12 e-book re-reads
+ a bunch of separately packaged short stories and graphic novels I'm not going to scroll through and count (I need a better numeration system for those)

total paid purchases read: 108 purchased prior to finishing re/reading (a few picked up after if they were on sale and I liked it enough)
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:28 PM   #701
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I had hoped to squeeze in one last book in 2011, but my end total was 86. I'm happy with that.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:20 PM   #702
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:34 PM   #703
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I made my goal of 100 and read 101 in 2011. I am only going to 50 in 2012, 100 was a struggle and I want to read some long ones this year!
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:14 AM   #704
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Well I predicted last month I would get to 90 and I did, finishing book number 90 before new year.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:02 AM   #705
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Well I got to 148 by the end of 2011 missed 150 by 2 but only started counting in February so I'm sure I did read more than 150. Got 1 for 2012 already. Congratulations to everybody and hope everyone has fun reading in 2012.
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