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Old 01-01-2019, 11:17 AM   #31
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:29 AM   #32
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I need to firm up my goals.
I read in 2018
168 Books
61,000 pages

for 2019 I am aiming for at least
100 books
40,000 pages

I feel far happier increasing my goals, rather than feeling like I am failing.

I binge entire series and or authors when I enjoy a book, which then blows out my TBR list.

My TBR list for 2019 is now well over 250 books. I have already decided unless it is a new release in a series or author I have read I will not add another book/author it to my 2019 TBR list, that is a huge goal for me.

I get super excited when I find a new author I want to read, I want to read them right now.

I plan to edit my general TBR list and remove items I will just never get around to.

To be ruthless about books I did not enjoy, and stop my push to finish a book and/or series I find I am hating. Again a huge goal for me, I have actually done this a handful of times in 2018, and it was so difficult for me.

To read at least 2, what I call Chick Lit books this year as I actually read one last year and loved it.

To seriously check out book clubs, the idea is so appealing to me, I just have a huge fear of the books that are selected and my love of reading not being sophisticated enough for them. So a brave step I hope I can make

I will edit this as I churn the ideas around.
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I finalized my 2019 reading list.


KOBO
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JUROR #3
THE DEAD ZONE
MODERAN
ARTEMIS
NOS4A2
CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE
ALONG CAME A SPIDER
THE BROKER
THE RUNAWAY JURY
WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS
The house next door ( james Patterson)
BirdBox
Moderan
Broken Monsters
Black book ( reading)

Kindle
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The reckoning ( finished)
Woman in the Window( finished)
The Regulators
Red Dragon ( reading)
3rd Degree ( Womans Murder Club)
Red Sparrow
The Da Vinci Code
The Heroin Diaries
Logans Run
The Andromeda Strain (reading)
Jurassic Park
Sloughterhouse five
My Sisters Grave
Expidition to Earth
Prelude to space
The Night Widow
The Deep
3rd Degree
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell

iBooks
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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

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Old 01-10-2019, 07:11 AM   #34
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My goal is to read all twelve of the 2019 MR Lit Club selections.


January, Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti, Completed ✔︎

February, Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, Completed ✔︎

March, Eva Luna by Isabel Allende, Completed ✔︎

April, Journey without Maps by Graham Greene, Completed ✔︎

May, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Completed ✔︎

June, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, Currently Reading

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12 books in 2019

Setting my initial goal for this year at 12 books. I may add a learning related goal as well.

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Goals: Finish the list of recommended books in "Nueva guía de lectura" from Miguel Barceló, and read more "classics", particularly re-reading some Dickens.

End of December and January
1.- Mundo Verne 20 Tercero del 2018 - Various
2.- Verne en la perla del Mediterráneo - Various
3.- Los viajes extraordinarios de Jules Verne - Various
4.- Les machines extraordinaires de Jules Verne - Jean Pierre Bouvet - in French!
5.- Laura. Viaje a través del cristal - George Sand
6.- Marea estelar - Elevación de los Pupilos II - David Brin
7.- El día de los trífidos (Barceló) - John Wyndham
8.- Viajes al centro de la tierra - Eduardo Martínez de Pisón
9.- Los tiempos del odio - Bruna Husky III - Rosa Montero
10.- Más que humano (Barceló) - Theodore Sturgeon
11.- El desaparecido (or América) (Classic) - Franz Kafka
12.- Hechos científicos en la Biblia - Ray Comfort
13.- Mercaderes del espacio (Barceló) - Pohl/Kornbluth
14.- Un capitán de quince años - Verne
15.- Soy leyenda (Barceló) - Richard Matheson
16.- Universo de locos (Barceló) - Frederic Brown
17.- Un caso de conciencia (Barceló) - James Blish
18.- El proceso (Classics) - Franz Kafka

February
19.- Venus más X (Barceló) - Theodore Sturgeon
20.- Moby Dick (Classics) - Hermann Melville
21.- Las tribulaciones de un chino en China (Leer a Verne) - Verne
22.- The improbability principle - David J. Hand
23.- Graphiclassic Nº 1: Moby Dick - Various
24.- Dickens (biography, classics) - José Méndez Herrera
25.- El castillo (Classics) - Franz Kafka
26.- La Luna es una cruel amante (Barceló) - Robert A. Heinlein
27.- La isla del tesoro (Classics) - RLS
28.- Picnic junto al camino (Barceló) - Hermanos Strugatski

March
29.- Jot Down: Cien películas imprescindibles de ciencia ficción - VVAA
30.- Graphiclassic Nº 2: La isla del tesoro - VVAA
31.- La rebelión de los pupilos - Elevación III (Barceló) - David Brin
32.- Tres hombres en una barca - Jerome K. Jerome
33.- El día del juicio final - Historiadores de Oxford I (Barceló) - Connie Willis
34.- Por no mencionar al perro - Historiadores de Oxford II (Barceló) - Connie Willis - POMM
35.- Las doce moradas del viento (Barceló) - Ursula K. Le Gin
36.- Los papeles del Club Pickwick (Classics) - Dickens
37.- Varios cuentos (Classics) - Kafka
38.- Donde solían cantar los dulces pájaros (Barceló) - Kate Wilhelm
39.- Dos años de vacaciones - Verne
40.- Ad Astra - Starship Satori I - Kevin McLauglin

April
41.- El apagón - Historiadores de Oxford III (Barceló) - Connie Willis
42.- The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein - Farah Mendlesohn
43.- Cese de alerta - Historiadores de Oxford y IV (Barceló) - Connie Willis
44.- La telaraña entre los mundos (Barceló) - Charles Sheffield
45.- Una luz extraña (Barceló) - Nancy Kress
46.- La vida intelectual en la América Española - Vicente G. Quesada
47.- Stellar legacy . Starship Satori II - Kevin McLauglin
48.- Deep Waters - Starship Satori III - Kevin McLauglin
49.- Ensayo de los deberes de los casados - María Josefa Acebedo de Gómez
50.- Breve historia de la vida cotidiana del Imperio romano - Lucía Avial Chicharrro

May
51.- Baen Nonficition 2011
52.- Training for war - Tom Kratman
53.- Baen Free Stories 2011
54.- Octavia Gone - Alex Benedict VIII - Jack McDevitt
55.- Los asquerosos - Santiago Lorenzo
56.- Analog SFF May/June 2019
57.- Las aventuras de Oliverio Twist (Classics) - Charles Dickens

Abandoned:
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Apocalipsis - Stephen King (Read the part I wanted to read)
Mutante (Barceló) - Hally Kuttner (Nonsense to me)
Las estrellas mi destino (Barceló) - Bester (no, other about telepathy no)
Las sirenas de Titán (Barceló) - Vonnegut (Nonsense to me)
Peregrinación: el Libro del Pueblo (Barceló) - Henderson (¿Ciencia ficción "pastoral"? ¿Qué me estás container?)
Qué difícil es ser Dios (Barceló)
Todos sobre Zanzíbar (Barceló)
Incordie a Jack Barron (Barceló)
Tiempo de cambios (Barceló)
La opción (Barceló)
Empotrados (Barceló)
El nombre del mundo es Bsoque (Barceló)
Muerte de La Luz (Barceló)
Serpiente de sueño (Barceló)
Rito de cortejo (Barceló)
Las puertas de Anubis (Barceló)
El cartero (Barceló)
Santiago: un mito del lejano futuro (Barceló)

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Old 01-20-2019, 04:25 PM   #37
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My challenge is to read every book I bought with money starting from 2012.

I started 2019 with 27 unread purchases.

As of January 20th I have 26 unread.
As of January 31st I have 24 unread.
As of February 15th I have 21 unread.
As of February 28th I have 20 unread.
As of April 24th I have 19 unread.
As of May 2nd I have 17 unread.
As of June 9th I have 16 unread.

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Joining very late this year, but my goal is to read 50 books and to track them.

January-April
1. White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway
2. Ripper by Isabel Allende
3. Gallows View by Peter Robinson
4. A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson
5. A Necessary End by Peter Robinson
6. Hanging Valley by Peter Robinson
7. Past Reason Hated by Peter Robinson
8. Blood & Sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson
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After a few slow years (2017 and 2018 only being 10 & 12 books respectively), I am back on track this year for a more reasonable number for me. Currently on my 26th book, plus some leftovers.

Please note, the number in square brackets is the total I have read by that author (since keeping a list).

HC = Hardcover. Pb = Paperback. PCF = PC file (ebook). TRA = Trade (large paperback).

UPPERCASE means novel.
Titlecase is a novella or short story (single ebook), or a short story from a book of them.

2009
3 - RAFAEL SABATINI [32] - HEROIC LIVES - HC - 7-Jan-09 --> 27-Apr-19
3-1 Rafael Sabatini ... Lionheart HC HEROIC LIVES 7-Jan-09 --> 7-Jan-09
3-2 Rafael Sabatini ... The Bridegroom Of Poverty HC HEROIC LIVES 12-Jul-09 --> 14-Jul-09
3-3 Rafael Sabatini ... Joan The Maid HC HEROIC LIVES 7-Oct-09 --> 9-Oct-09
3-4 Rafael Sabatini ... Sir Walter Ralegh HC HEROIC LIVES 15-Apr-19 --> 15-Apr-19
3-5 Rafael Sabatini ... Vice-Admiral, Lord Nelson HC HEROIC LIVES 23-Apr-19 --> 23-Apr-19
3-6 Rafael Sabatini ... The Lady-In-Chief HC HEROIC LIVES 27-Apr-19 --> 27-Apr-19

2014
14 - SHAWN SPEAKMAN [01] - UNFETTERED - Tales By Masters Of Fantasy - PCF - 11-Mar-14 --> still reading
14-1 Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson ... River Of Souls PCF UNFETTERED 11-Mar-14 --> 11-Mar-14
14-2 Terry Brooks ... Imaginary Friends PCF UNFETTERED 21-May-19 --> 21-May-19
14-3 Terry Brooks ... Walker And The Shade Of Allanon PCF UNFETTERED 23-May-19 --> 23-May-19

2018
10 - TERRY BROOKS [06] - ISLE WITCH - Pb - DEC'18 --> 3-Feb-19
11 - MARTIN CLUNES [01] - A DOG'S LIFE - HC - 26-Dec-18 --> still reading
12 - ROBERT GALBRAITH (J. K. ROWLING) [04] [13] - LETHAL WHITE - TRA - 28-Dec-18 --> 10-Jan-19

2019
1 - TERRY BROOKS [07] - ANTRAX - Pb - 3-Feb-19 --> 5-Feb-19
2 - TERRY BROOKS [08] - MORGAWR - Pb - 6-Feb-19 --> 10-Feb-19
3 - VAL McDERMID [06] - DISTANT ECHO, THE - PCF - 11-Feb-19 --> 14-Feb-19
4 - VAL McDERMID [07] - A DARKER DOMAIN - PCF - 15-Feb-19 --> 20-Feb-19
5 - SANDRA BROWN & C. J. BOX [01] & [28] - Honor & ... - PCF - 21-Feb-19 --> 21-Feb-19
6 - TERRY BROOKS [09] - RUNNING WITH THE DEMON - TRA - 22-Feb-19 --> 1-Mar-19
7 - TERRY BROOKS [10] - A KNIGHT OF THE WORD - HC - 2-Mar-19 --> 4-Mar-19
8 - TERRY BROOKS [11] - ANGEL FIRE EAST - TRA - 7-Mar-19 --> 12-Mar-19
9 - TERRY BROOKS [12] - Warrior - PCF - 14-Mar-19 --> 16-Mar-19
10 - C. J. BOX [29] - PARADISE VALLEY - PCF - 17-Mar-19 --> 21-Mar-19
11 - VAL McDERMID [08] - BENEATH THE BLEEDING - PCF - 22-Mar-19 --> 25-Mar-19
12 - VAL McDERMID [09] - DEAD BEAT - PCF - 25-Mar-19 --> 31-Mar-19
13 - TERRY BROOKS [13] - JARKA RUUS - Pb - 1-Apr-19 --> 5-Apr-19
14 - TERRY BROOKS [14] - TANEQUIL - Pb - 5-Apr-19 --> 9-Apr-19
15 - TERRY BROOKS [15] - STRAKEN - Pb - 9-Apr-19 --> 11-Apr-19
16 - AGATHA CHRISTIE [88] - ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER - Pb - 11-Apr-19 --> 12-Apr-19
17 - VAL McDERMID [10] - KICK BACK - PCF - 12-Apr-19 --> 15-Apr-19
18 - TERRY PRATCHETT [57] - A BLINK OF THE SCREEN - TRA - 15-Apr-19 --> 26-Apr-19
19 - C. J. BOX [30] - THE DISAPPEARED - PCF - 28-Apr-19 --> 30-Apr-19
20 - VAL McDERMID [11] - FEVER OF THE BONE - PCF - 30-Apr-19 --> 1-May-19
21 - TERRY BROOKS [16] - ARMAGEDDON'S CHILDREN - TRA - 2-May-19 --> 10-May-19
22 - TERRY BROOKS [17] - THE ELVES OF CINTRA - TRA - 10-May-19 --> 14-May-19
23 - TERRY BROOKS [18] - THE GYPSY MORPH - Pb - 14-May-19 --> 20-May-19
24 - VAL McDERMID [12] - THE RETRIBUTION - PCF - 24-May-19 --> 26-May-19
25 - VAL McDERMID [13] - CROSS AND BURN - PCF - 27-May-19 --> 29-May-19
26 - SHAWN SPEAKMAN [02] - UNFETTERED III - PCF - 30-May-19 --> currently reading
26-1 Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson ... A Fire Within The Ways PCF UNFETTERED III - 30-May-19 --> 14-Jun-19
27 - V.L. McDERMID [14] - REPORT FOR MURDER - PCF - 14-Jun-19 --> 16-Jun-19
28 - TERRY BROOKS [19] - BEARERS OF THE BLACK STAFF - TRA - 17-Jun-19 --> currently reading
29 - TERRY BROOKS [20] - THE MEASURE OF THE MAGIC - Pb --> not yet

I used to be quite a fast reader, some kind of speed reader I guess, really pushing the pace. Now I just go with the flow. I guess I lost the habit due to a back injury, where all I did was read and listen to music for about 16 months ... got heartily sick of both.

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