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2006 Challenge: Met

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Ok, so, I’ve become addicted to word-related challenges. Hence, I had to leap on the bandwagon when I saw this…

The 50 Book Challenge: To read 50 books over the course of a year.

Well, goshgollygeewhiz! When I see things like that I always go, “Hell, I can do that!” This blog’s archives aren’t as encouraging- I count 26 reviews for books read since March, plus 9-ish I have yet to review. That makes for well under 50. The founder of this event says it’s more to make you think consciously about what you’re reading rather than to strive for a goal. I’m cool with that.

…I’d have to read four and a half books a month to make it. (I exclude November, during which I WRITE books.) I’ll never manage, but I want to give it a shot anyway.

The official tally begins now! Return to this post for a complete list.

NOTE: Books that aren’t linked to a review have mini-reviews here: #1-20, #21-52

  1. The Blind Assassin (21 days! ARGH!) (544 pages)
  2. The Prince (of Venya) (384 pages)
  3. For the Love of God (256 pages)
  4. Equal Rites (240 pages)
  5. The Barefoot Princess (384 pages)
  6. Yentl’s Revenge (320)
  7. No Plot? No Problem! (176 pages)
  8. The Virgin’s Lover (464 pages)
  9. 1984 (336 pages)
  10. Dragonflight (320 pages)
  11. The Running Man (336 pages)
  12. Diary of a Viagra Fiend (272 pages)
  13. How I Paid For College (288 pages)
  14. The Woad to Wuin (512 pages)
  15. Tong Lashing (432 pages)
  16. Fahrenheit 451 (173 pages)
  17. Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank) (335 pages)
  18. Pyramids! (352 pages)
  19. Queen Of the Amazons (320 pages)
  20. If Only It Were True (256 pages)
  21. Daughter of the Blood (416 pages)
  22. Heir to the Shadows (496 pages)
  23. Queen of the Blood (448 pages)
  24. Dreams Made Flesh (448 pages)
  25. The Invisible Ring (416 pages)
  26. The Seven Daughters of Eve (297 pages)
  27. Dealing With Dragons (212 pages)
  28. Searching For Dragons (242 pages)
  29. Calling On Dragons (272 pages)
  30. A Great and Terrible Beauty (403 pages)
  31. Rebel Angels (560 pages)
  32. How I Live Now (224 pages)
  33. Spring Moon (464 pages)
  34. Beast (272 pages)
  35. His Majesty’s Dragon (384 pages)
  36. Throne of Jade (432 pages)
  37. Black Powder War (400 pages)
  38. Catherine, Called Birdy (212 pages)
  39. Iphigeneia at Aulis (128 pages)
  40. Utterly Charming
  41. Archangel
  42. Jovah’s Angel
  43. Angelica
  44. Sheikh’s Ransom (187 pages)
  45. Thoroughly Kissed
  46. Lambert’s Pride (170 pgs)
  47. Angel-Seeker
  48. Everything’s Coming Up Josey
  49. Allelujah Files
  50. The Devil Wears Prada
  51. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci Vol. 1 (Books 1 & 2)

On Target? YES!
50 divided by 12 means a little over 4 books per month (4.167).

Total Pages: 13298 pages read. (August)

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Written by Shen

January 16, 2007 at 6:25 pm

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