Book Challenge of 2011

Members try to read 50 books in 2011. Anyone can participate. Keep track of your progress with your own thread.

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Re: Book Challenge of 2011

Postby ElaineB » 12 Jan 2011, 07:01

To quote someone, "Listen very carefully. I'll say this only once." (Or something like that.)

Once again, it began with Tanner:
tanner wrote:When we start our individual threads, how about adding our personal challenge book(s) to everyone else (or ourselves) right below our star explanations?

That wasn't the literal start, but it's where people seemed to jump off from and begin posting their own threads.

So Wildlx posted:
wildlx wrote:1star: utter crap
2stars: not worth reading
3stars: okay but nothing out of the ordinary
3+stars: pretty good; you will probably enjoy it
4stars: really good; I recommend it
4+stars: very good indeed; I'll be reading this one again
5stars: the best I've read in a long time.

My personal challenges will be to finish reading Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, and to read a lot of the non-fiction books and SF/fantasy books I have on my to read pile.


Sue posted:
2nd Lt Sue wrote:1star: utter crap
2stars: not worth reading
3stars: okay but nothing out of the ordinary
3+stars: pretty good; you will probably enjoy it
4stars: really good; I recommend it
4+stars: very good indeed; I'll be reading this one again
5stars: the best I've read in a long time.

Personal Challenges for 2011:

1) Read all of JM Redmann's Mickey Knight Series

2) Reduce my "to read" pile from 41 books

3) Be nicer to Wildlx


Etc.

I don't think there was any consensus agreement (is there a shorter word for that?) on how it would work, but people started threads. We never decided whether or how to revamp the reading challenges. After Tanner's suggestion, we launched into a discussion of the reading challenges, but it went nowhere.
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Re: Book Challenge of 2011

Postby Baker » 12 Jan 2011, 07:06

Thanks for the summary, Elaine.

Proofrdr wrote:That's somehow strangely comforting, wildlx.Image

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Re: Book Challenge of 2011

Postby wildlx » 12 Jan 2011, 07:54

Yes, Proof, I also find it comforting ;-).

So the consensus is that the reading challenges are off?
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Re: Book Challenge of 2011

Postby ElaineB » 12 Jan 2011, 10:37

No! I didn't think there was a consensus they were off! I like them.
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Re: Book Challenge of 2011

Postby deej » 12 Jan 2011, 10:42

:oops: :oops: :oops: I didn't think they were off either, Baker just said she'd do a better job of running them? BAKER???
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Re: Book Challenge of 2011

Postby Baker » 12 Jan 2011, 11:25

Woah! Nope. We are going to get the Forum Reading challenges going again. How I understood Tanner's idea, is that on our personal reading challenge list (i.e. the 50 books in 52 weeks one) is that we can put in ideas about what we would like to read in this coming calendar year.
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Re: Book Challenge of 2011

Postby wildlx » 12 Jan 2011, 11:39

Ah! OK. So, considering the challenges are lesfic books, I'll put a list of the lesfic books which are on top of my to read pile for this year in my personal challenge.
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Re: Book Challenge of 2011

Postby Proofrdr » 12 Jan 2011, 14:27

Okay, so we'll still have reading challenges, and the 50-book challenge will continue with the addition that we will set a personal goal of books we want to read.

Is that about it?
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Re: Book Challenge of 2011

Postby tanner » 12 Jan 2011, 14:46

Sorry, y'all. The personal challenges on the 50 Challenge can be optional. I just thought it would be interesting to see what everyone was listing. And I never meant for the big reading challenges to stop! :)
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