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1 month ago - Monday 1/2/17 - 2:21:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Does anyone participate in any reading challenges or set goals for the year?

Last year I set a goal of reading a book each week- - 52 for the year. I found myself avoiding some longer books for fear it would put me behind schedule. I still ended up missing the goal- - I had read 51 at the end of the year.

This year, I'm going to set a goal to read at least one long (500 or more pages) book each month.

1 month ago - Monday 1/2/17 - 3:55:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
i have half a dozen WWI novels i want to read before the end of the year for a project.
1 month ago - Monday 1/2/17 - 3:55:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm aiming for 26.
1 month ago - Monday 1/2/17 - 6:33:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/2/17 - 3:55:13 PM Abzurd wrote:
i have half a dozen WWI novels i want to read before the end of the year for a project.


Seems like a good goal as we are around 100 years since WWI.

If any are particularly interesting (and published in English), please share the titles.
1 month ago - Monday 1/2/17 - 8:37:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
hmm. the ones I already owned are from French writers. There are a few interesting ones in English, but they haven't been translated in French yet.

i want to read in French for a better mindset on vocabulary of the time.
I'm also mostly interested in civilians stories, not battlefield.
But I might give a try to the Leviathan trilogy. (alternate history)
1 month ago - Monday 1/2/17 - 10:12:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've read the first- - it's a bit more than 'alternate history' as I believe that the flying machines are living beings (at least some of them)...

It's actually a decent read.
1 month ago - Tuesday 1/3/17 - 9:04:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'll give the 52 book challenge a go. I think I read sufficiently fast enough to take on longer books as well!
1 month ago - Tuesday 1/3/17 - 9:18:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
i've done 50 for the past three years, and that's what i'm doing again (despite putting a ridiculous one on goodreads to be silly )
i'm not that even a reader and some months i'll read like ten books and others none, but i always make it up by the end, and try and do at least a few Big books every year
1 month ago - Tuesday 1/3/17 - 9:24:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
50 books does seem like a reasonable number, but I'm still sticking with my goal of 36 for this year.
1 month ago - Tuesday 1/3/17 - 10:24:11 AM EST (GMT-5)

I havent got a set number I want to read but I want to read as many titles in the sf masterworks series as possible.

I won't be able to start until next month so January is being given to one book, Alan Moore's Jerusalem. No idea whwn I'll start it. I'm kind of doing a mental run-up to it.

1 month ago - Tuesday 1/3/17 - 11:01:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
There are a lot of good titles in the SF Masterworks series. Are you reading them in numerical order?

1 month ago - Thursday 1/5/17 - 11:05:29 AM EST (GMT-5)

I'd like to but I'll probably mix it up. Winging it.

Also, don't know if it counts, but I'm going to start collecting a series marvel are putting out called Epic Collection which reprints a lot of old stuff both well known (Avengers, Spider-Man) and obscure (Moon Knight). I've always wanted a proper marvel library and this seems the most affordable and efficient way to do it.

1 month ago - Thursday 1/5/17 - 10:48:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
The first three Dark Tower books. More Stephen King if I can fit them in.
1 month ago - Friday 1/6/17 - 7:48:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, I'd definitely like to re-read the series if I can before the movie comes out!
1 month ago - Monday 1/9/17 - 6:38:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
joining the 52 challenge.
1 down.
12 months of procrastination to go!



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