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Old 05-01-2013, 03:59 PM   #271
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I'm at 52 right now, 5 books ahead in my goal of 144 for the year. This is largely due to my new obsession with audiobooks, which I constantly have playing while doing boring tasks or trying to fall asleep.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:33 PM   #272
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I am well behind...but plan to make some head way in May and June. I tend to do better when behind. Hope to be at 35-40 by the end of June. Still will be behind...but much more time to read in July and August for me..... American Gods....not sure IF I want to take on that massive book.....
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:13 AM   #273
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A third of the way in and I'm doing okay. I'm not looking at the number of books I've read this year because I've been reading a serialized series where each "episode" is about 100 pages. Last year I'd read about 12500 pages by the end of April and this year I've read just under 15000 pages. This surprises me since I thought I had read less than last year.

My challenges are going okay. I've managed to read four classics, as planned, and I'm now reading the sixth book (of 34) of my age challenge, which is a two-year challenge, so I'm on schedule with that challenge, too. However, I've started several new series without finishing any of the series on my active list.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:49 AM   #274
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I'm doing fine on my sub-challenges, but I'm already hopelessly behind on the TBR reduction. My TBR has grown by more books than I read last year already.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:47 PM   #275
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I'm really chugging along - 47 so far out of my planned 100. I find that almost everything I am reading are series books, rather than stand-alone books. I haven't been listening to as many audiobooks as I usually do, though.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:04 AM   #276
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I'm at 22 books (of 50) right now, so that's still 6 books ahead. But that could change soon though, because I'm in a reading slump right now I have only finished 1 book in the last two weeks
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:57 PM   #277
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I've got the summer doldrums already. Hopefully I can get out if June with ten titles left in my year-in-the-life challenge. Closing in on a healthy 10,000 pages and on book number 34 for the year.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:41 AM   #278
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This is my first time setting a goal for a year. I am behind but hope to catch up by the end of June. That means I have to read 20 books this month and next to reach the halfway point.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:38 AM   #279
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I'm behind, but about to get much more time for reading as we start our summer cruising season and move away from all the distractions.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #280
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I'm doing fine on my sub-challenges, but I'm already hopelessly behind on the TBR reduction. My TBR has grown by more books than I read last year already.
I've managed to reduce my TBR by seven! Hopefully I'll get it down by several more before the end of the month. I've already bought all the books I'm allowed to in May, unless some unresistable offer comes along.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:24 AM   #281
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Just read The Road by Cormac McCarthy......nice read if someone is looking for a book.....
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:18 AM   #282
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I've just started reading The Iliad by Homer, could completely knock me off target!
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:04 PM   #283
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After taking a vacation the last few weeks and only being able to pick up my Kindle once, I am very glad that I was as far ahead of my goals as I was. Right now, I should still hit my targets, but barely. If my reading pace continues now like it was through March, I should gain some ground, but I need to do that in order to keep ahead of my normal holiday slowdown months of November and December.
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I've just started reading The Iliad by Homer, could completely knock me off target!
good one. but super heavy... I will try Ulysses by Joyce.... as... I have blown it off for years but with a 100 book goal...seems a fitting way to try... Good luck on your quest
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good one. but super heavy... I will try Ulysses by Joyce.... as... I have blown it off for years but with a 100 book goal...seems a fitting way to try... Good luck on your quest
Thank you. I've taken a break from it as I investigate a more user friendly translation!
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