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2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Bane Of Kings » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:45 pm

Credit to Xisor and Schaef.

Overlord Schaef said...

In 2010 I was part of a challenge to read 50 "books" in the year. I think I made it however the website I was listing my achievements on at the time had a technical dohickey because I downloaded three corrupted backups so I lost a months worth of posts when I fixed a problem with the site which lead unfortunately to the big old list between book 20 and 40 something (I wasn't very regular with my updates, and I spent a good afternoon thinking about all the books I read in the 5 months I hadn't bothered to update the list) which kinda put me off the listing so whilst I think I did it I cannot be sure. I'm going to list the books I read here, I hope you do so as well. I may add some sort of spoiler free review, I may not, I'd hope to give at least a star rating.

The Challenge originaly (and still has this year) a points based system where the aim is to score 100 points at least in the year. The rules and points are as follows.

What counts?
# Must be at least 50 pages long
# Fiction or non-fiction book
# Paper or e-book

But what about...
# Novels in collections? = counted as separate books
# Short story collections? = counted as a single book
# Poetry collections? = counted as a single book
# Individual plays? = counted as a single book
# Books started last year? = counted if finished this year
# Audiobooks? = counted, but make sure the hard copy of the book is over 50 pages
# Graphic novels and print comics? = counted only if over 100 pages
# Lord of the Rings? volumes count separately, but not books

How are the points awarded?
# 2 points for every book read this year that's over 50 pages (or comic that's over 100 pages)
# 3 points for every book read that's longer than 500 pages
# 3 points for every book read that's in a foreign language (4 points if it's over 500 pages, too)
# 1 point for audiobooks, regardless of length
# 1 point for any book re-read within the 52 weeks of the year

[number.] [title] by [author], ([what it is*]), ([day/month]), [rating out of 5 in *'s], [number of points]

eg
1. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, (F), (01/01), (*****), 2pts

The Key for labelling books
A - Autobigraphy
B - Biography
F - Fiction
GN - Graphic Novel
M - Memoir
NF - Non Fiction
P - Poetry
RB - Rule Book
SS - Short Story Collection
&c. (You can add your own)



Let's do this thing. I'm aiming to read 200 books in 2012 - A tall order perhaps, but we will have to wait and see. in 2011 I read 154 books, and I'm going to see if I can beat that total in 2012.

(1 January 2012: Let's go, go, go, people!)
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Bane Of Kings » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:25 am

Bane of Kings' Book List

1. The Old Republic - Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams (f/novel) 03/01 *** 3pts
2. 11.22.63 by Stephen King (f/novel) 07/01 ***** 3pts
3. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (f/novel) 10/01 ***** 3pts
4. The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (f/novel) 14/01 **** 2pts
5. Wolfsangel by MD Lachlan (f/novel) 16/01 **** 2pts
6. The Perplexing Problem of the Porclian Bandits by Dan Johnson (f/novel) 17/01 *** 2pts
7. Hammer and Bolter: Issue 12 by Various Authors (f/anthology) 17/01 **** 2pts
8. Juggernaut by Adam Baker (f/novel) 19/01 **** 2pts
9. Hammer and Bolter: Issue 13 by Various Authors (f/anthology) 21/01 **** 2pts
10. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher (f/novel) 22/01 **** 2pts
11. The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle (f/novel) 27/01 **** 3pts
12. Luthor Huss by Chris Wraight (f/novel) 30/01 **** 2pts
13. Storm of Iron by Graham McNeill (f/novel) 05/02 **** 2pts
14. Know No Fear by Dan Abnett (f/novel) 07/02 ***** 2pts
15. Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds (f/novel) 11/02 **** 3pts
16. Carpathia by Matt Forbeck (f/novel) 11/02 **** 2pts
17. The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar (f/novel) 18/01 **** 2pts
18. Knight of the Blazing Sun by Josh Reynolds (f/novel) 14/02 **** 2pts
19. Seven Princes by John R. Fultz (f/novel) 03/02 *** 3pts
20. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (f/novel) 15/02 **** 2pts
21. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher (f/novel) 18/02 **** 2pts
22. Legion of the Damned by Rob Sanders (f/novel) 22/02 **** 2pts
23. Nyphron Rising by Michael J. Sullivan (f/novel) 25/02 **** 2pts
23. Emerald Storm by Michael J. Sullivan (f/novel) 27/02 **** 2pts
24. The Return Man by VM Zito (f/novel) 28/02 **** 2pts
25. Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (f/novel) 28/02 ***** 2pts
26. Kiss the Girls by James Patterson (f/novel) 28/02 **** 2pts
27. A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin (f/novel) 29/02 ***** 3pts
28. Red Harvest by Joe Schrieber (f/novel) 29/02 *** 2pts
29. The Old Republic - Deceived by Paul S. Kemp (f/novel) 29/02 **** 2pts
30. Path of the Renegade by Andy Chambers (f/novel) 02/03 **** 2pts
31. Red Fury by James Swallow (f/novel) 02/03 **** 2pts
32. Black Tide by James Swallow (f/novel) 04/03 **** 2pts
33. Lord of the Night by Simon Spurrier (f/POD novel) 04/03 **** 2pts
34. The Primarchs by Various Authors (f/anthology) 04/03 ***** 2pts
35. Dead Harvest by Chris F. Holm (f/novel) 07/03 ***** 2pts
36. The Last Ditch by Sandy Mitchell (f/novel) 08/03 *** 2pts
37. The Dark King and The Lightning Tower by Dan Abnett and Graham McNeill (f/audiobook) 09/03 **** 1pt
38. Grey Knights by Ben Counter (f/novel) 10/03 *** 2pts
39. Cash: The Autobiography by Johnny Cash (f/autobiography) 10/03 ***** 2pts
40. Carte Blanche by Jeffrey Deaver (f/novel) 15/03 *** 2pts
41. Dark Mechanicus by Ben Counter (f/novel) 13/03 *** 2pts
42. Hammer of Daemons by Ben Counter (f/novel) 16/03 **** 2pts
43. Promise Me Eternity by Ian Fox (f/novel) 18/03 *** 2pts
44. Void Stalker by Aaron Dembski-Bowden (f/novel) 20/03 ***** 2pts
41. Renaissance by Oliver Bowden (f/novel) 22/03 *** 3pts
42. Hammer and Anvil by James Swallow (f/novel) 25/03 **** 2pts
43. Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden (f/novel) 24/03 *** 3pts
44. Evil Dark by Justin Gustainis (f/novel) 26/03 **** 2pts
45. Cyber Circus by Kim Lakin-Smith (f/novel) 27/03 **** 2pts
46. Dragonmage by Chris Wraight (f/novella) 30/03 **** 2pts
47. Hour of Shadows by CL Werner (f/novella) 30/03 **** 2pts
48. Architect of Fate by Various Authors (f/anthology) 30/03 **** 2pts
49. Hammer and Bolter: Issue 14 by Various Authors (f/anthology) 30/03 *** 2pts
50. Hammer and Bolter: Issue 15 by Various Authors (f/anthology) 30/03 *** 2pts
51. Black Library Live 2012! Chapbook by Various Authors (f/chapbook) 05/03 *** 1pt

115pts.

*Note, Dates might not always be in chronological order.
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Mauthos » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:35 am

Thought I'd have a go at this as have a very good start Graphic novel wise, but don't think it''ll last, anyway:

Mauthos'Book List

1. Invincible Vol. 1, Family Matters by Robert Kirkman, (GN), (01/01), (*****), 2pts
2. Invincible Vol. 2, Eight is Enough by Robert Kirkman, (GN), (01/01), (****), 2pts
3. Invincible Vol. 3, Perfect Strangers by Robert Kirkman, (GN), (01/01), (****), 2pts
4.Invincible Vol. 4, Head of the Class by Robert Kirkman, (GN), (01/01), (*****), 2pts
5.Invincible Vol. 5, The Fact of Life by Robert Kirkman, (GN), (01/01), (*****), 2pts
6.Invincible Vol. 6, A Different World by Robert Kirkman, (GN), (02/01), (***), 2pts
7.Invincible Vol. 7, Three's Company by Robert Kirkman, (GN), (02/01), (****), 2pts
8.Invincible Vol. 8, My Favorite Martian by Robet Kirkman, (GN), (02/01), (*****), 2pts
9.Invincible Vol. 9, Out of this World by Robert Kirkham, (GN), (02/01), (*****), 2pts
10.Invincible Vol. 10, Who's the Boss? by Robert Kirkham, (GN), (03/01), (*****), 2pts
11.Invincible Vol.11, Happy Days by Robert Kirkham, (GN), (03/01), (****), 2pts
12.Invincible Vol. 12, Still Standing by Robert Kirkham, (GN), (03/01), (**), 2pts
13.Invincible Vol. 13, Growing Pains by Robert Kirkham, (GN), (03/01), (****), 2pts
14.Invincible Vol. 14, The Ultimate War by Robert Kirkham, (GN), (04/01), (*****), 2pts
15.Invincible Presents Atom Eve & Rex Splode Vol. 1 by Benito Cereno, (GN), (04/01), (***), 2pts
16.Gladstone's School For World Conquerors by Mark Andrew Smith, (GN), (04/01), (*****), 2pts
17.Hammer & Bolter 1 by Various, (SS), (05/01), (****) 2pts
18.Hammer & Bolter 2 by Various, (SS), (10/01), (****) 2pts
19.Invincible Vol. 15, Get Smart by Robert Kirkham, (GN), (30/01), (****), 2pts
20. Embedded by Dan Abnett, (F), (31/01), (***), 2pts
21.The Red Duke by C.L. Werner, (F), (31/01), (*****), 2pts

42pts

I think that is a pretty good start to the year, but as the majority are graphic novels which I churn through at a ridiculous rate I can't see this speed lasting, unless multiple new volumes of Invincible are released, which I think are awesome!!
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby shadowhawk2008 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:51 am

1. Deliverance Lost by Gav Thorpe, (F/Novel), (01/01), (4.5/5)- 2 pts
2. Rynn's World by Steve Parker, (F/Novel), (01/03), (3.5/5) - 2 pts
3. Thorn and Talon by Dan Abnett ,(F/Audio Drama), (01/03), (4/5) - 1 pt
4. Codex: Space Wolves 5th Ed, (F/Armybook), (01/05), (3/5) - 2 pts
5. Codex: Black Templars 4th Ed, (F/Armybook), (01/05), (3.5/5) - 2 pts
6. Codex: Tau 4th Ed, (F/Armybook), (01/05), (3/5) - 2 pts
7. Carpathia by Matt Forbeck, (F/Novel), (01/12), (4.5/5)- 2 pts
8. Empire State by Adam Christopher, (F/Novel), (01/23), (4.5/5)- 3 pts
9. Night Lords: Throne of Lies by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, (F/Audio Drama), (01/31), (4.5/5)- 1 pts
10. Legion of the Damned by Rob Sanders, (F/Novel), (01/31), (4.5/5)- 2 pts
11. Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle, (F/Novel), (01/31), (4.5/5)- 3 pts
12. Tales From The Dark Millennium by Various, (F/Novel), (01/31), (4.5/5)- 2 pts
13. Midnight on the Street of Knives by Andy Chambers, (F/SASS), (01/31), (4.5/5)- 1 pts
14. The Viscount and The Witch by Michael J. Sullivan, (F/SASS), (01/31), (4.5/5)- 1 pts
15. The Crown Conspiracy by Michael J. Sullivan, (F/Novel), (02/02), (4.5/5)- 2 pts
16. Avempartha by Michael J. Sullivan, (F/Novel), (02/04), (5/5)- 2 pts
17. Nyphron Rising by Michael J. Sullivan, (F/Novel), (02/06), (5/5)- 2 pts
18. The Emerald Storm by Michael J. Sullivan, (F/Novel), (02/08), (3.5/5)- 2 pts
19. X-wing #1: Rogue Squadron by Michael Stackpole, (F/Novel), (02/12), (4/5)- 2 pts
20. Know No Fear by Dan Abnett, (F/Novel), (02/14), (4.5/5)- 2 pts

38 pts
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Vivia » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:35 pm

This could be interesting.

1. Sherlock Holmes Versus Moriarty by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Swedish), (SS), (01/02), (***), 2 pts
2 pts
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Vivia » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:28 pm

2.The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories by Gertrude Atherton, (SS), (01/08), (***), 2 pts
4 pts
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby shadowhawk2008 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:31 pm

I believe that last point after the list is supposed to be the running total :P
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Vivia » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:10 pm

Ok, so I get 4 pts?
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby shadowhawk2008 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:14 pm

Vivia wrote:Ok, so I get 4 pts?


Yeppers!
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Vivia » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:24 pm

Pfft, I forgot to add the number. :roll:
3. Murder Must Advertise (Mördande Reklam) by Dorothy Sayers (Swedish), F,/Novel, 09/01, (****), 2 points
4. Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, anthology/SS, 10/1, (**), 2 points
5. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II by Arthur Conan Doyle, audio book/SS, 15/1, (***), 2 points
6. At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie, audio drama/Novel, 21/1, (**) , 2 points
7. A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie, audio drama/Novel, 26/1, (***), 2 points
8. Warrior Priest by Darius Hinks, F/novel, 26/1, (**), 2 points
9. The Nine Tailors (De Nio Målarna) by Dorothy Sayers (Swedish), F/novel, 28/1, (**), 2 points

20 pts
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Xisor » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:28 pm

Xisor's 2012 Books Updated 22/3/12
Running total: 20pts

Final book of 2011: Age of Legend, a cracking anthology.
2011's Total: 113 points, 57 books.

Big Xisor
01. Legion of the Damned by Rob Sanders. F, 09/01, (****), 2pts (Easily a top tier [best-yet?] for the SMB books.)
02. Bad Science by Ben Goldacre. NF, 12/01, (****), 2pts. (Highly interesting and right up my alley.)
03. Knight of the Blazing Sun by Josh Reynolds. F, 27/01, (***), 2pts (Rather enjoyable book with lots of intriguing insights & creations. Some rather memorable characters to boot!)
04. Walking the Tree by Kaaron Warren, F, 03/02 (***), 2pts (A fine and intriguing book. Odd buy enjoyable.)
05. Know No Fear by Dan Abnett, F, 07/02 (****), 2pts
06. The Gildar Rift by Sarah Cawkwell, F, 12/02 (***), 2pts
07. Paradise by AL Kennedy, F, 26/02 (***), 2pts
08. The Primarchs edited by CZ Dunn, F, 05/03 (****), 2pts
09. Dead Winter by CL Werner, F, 12/03 (****), 2pts (remarkable book with quality & style that really 'gets' the ToL feel)
10. Void Stalker by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, F, 17/03 (*****), 2pts (unabashed quality, very dark)

Wee Xisor
01. A Quiet Place of Assembly by John Brunner, F, ??/01 (***)
02. Midnight on the Street of Knives by Andy Chambers, F, 02/02 (***)
03. Flesh by Chris Wraight, F, 09/02 (****)
04. Commander Shadow by Brendan Campbell, F, 09/02 (***)
05. The Arkunasha War by Andy Chambers, F, 09/02 (***)
06. Survivor by Steve Parker, F, 11/02 (****)
07. We Are One by John French, F, 12/02 (***)
08. Midnight on the Street of Knives by Andy Chambers 16/02 (***)
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Ghurlag » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:54 am

Ghurlag's List
(Let's see how this goes, shall we?)

01. The Code Book by Simon Singh, (NF), (07/01), (****), 2pts
02. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski, (F), (11/01), (***), 2pts
03. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, (F), (14/01), (*****), 3pts
04. Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh, (NF), (15/01), (****), 2pts
05. Foundation by Isaac Asimov, (F), (15/01), (****), 2pts
06. Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov, (F), (17/01), (****), 2pts
07. This Seat of Mars by Charles Carlton, (NF), (18/01), (***), 2pts
08. Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov, (F), (19/01), (****), 2pts
09. The Book of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric, (F), (26/01), (****), 3pts
10. Necronomicon by H.P Lovecraft, (SS), (29/03), (****), 3pts
11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, (F), (04/04), (****), 2pts
12. The Oddessy by Homer, (F), (09/04), (****), 2pts
13. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, (F), (09/04), (***), 2pts
14. The Outsider by Albert Camus, (F), (09/04), (****), 2pts
15. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien, (F), (11/04), (****), 2pts
16. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King by J.R.R. Tolkien, (F), (13/04), (****), 2pts
17. If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino, (F), (29/04), (*****), 2pts
18. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, (F), (14/05), (***), 3pts
19. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, (F), (20/05), (****), 2pts
20. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor, (F), (27/05), (***), 2pts
21. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, (F), (05/06), (***), 2pts
22. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, (F), (20/06), (*****), 2pts
23. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, (F), (21/06), (**), 3pts
24. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, (F), (23/06), (***), 2pts
25. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, (F), (24/06), (****), 2pts
26. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, (F), (25/06), (****), 2pts
27. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, (F), (25/06), (****), 2pts
28. The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells, (F), (26/06), (****), 2pts
29. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, (F), (26/06), (****), 2pts
30. Innominato by William Gilbert, (SS), (28/06), (**), 2pts
31. The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold, (F), (11/07), (***), 2pts
32. The Mountains of Mourning by Lois McMaster Bujold, (F), (11/07), (***), 2pts
33. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, (F), (15/07), (***), 2pts
34. When the Devil Dances by John Ringo, (F), (17/07), (***), 2pts
35. Dune by Frank Herbert, (F), (20/07), (****), 2pts
36. Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert, (F), (22/07), (***), 2pts
37. Hell's Faire by John Ringo, (F), (24/07), (**), 2pts
38. Children of Dune by Frank Herbert, (F), (30/08), (***), 2pts
39. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, (F), (01/09), (****), 2pts
40. Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear by Dan Gardner, (NF), (02/09), (****), 2pts
41. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake, (F), (08/09), (****), 2pts
42. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake, (F), (11/09), (****), 2pts
43. Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake, (F), (15/09), (****), 2pts
44. The Circle and The Cross by Caiseal Mor, (F), (20/09), (***), 3pts
45. The Song of the Earth by Caiseal Mor, (F), (30/09), (***), 3pts
46. Surface Detail by Ian M. Banks, (F), (05/10), (****), 3pts
47. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, (F), (11/11), (*****), 2pts
48. Bad Pharma by Bed Goldacre, (NF), (17/11), (****), 2pts
49. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, (F), (25/11), (***), 2pts
50. 2001: A Space Oddessy by Arthur C. Clarke, (F), (26/11), (****), 2pts
51. The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke, (F), (27/11), (****), 2pts
52. Deep Range by Arthur C. Clarke, (F), (29/11), (****), 2pts
53. A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke, (F), (30/11), (****), 2pts
54. Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, (F), (30/11), (*****), 2pts
55. Life of Pi by Yann Martel, (F), (02/12), (****), 2pts
56. The Bridge by Ian Banks, (F), (09/12), (****), 2pts
57. Red Country by Joe Abercrombie, (F), (11/12), (****), 2pts
58. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick, (F), (17/12), (****), (2pts)

-- 124pts
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Bane Of Kings » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:17 am

Just as a quick note, it would be easier to edit your original post than to add new posts each time you read a book.
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Vivia » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:08 pm

But then you would have to edit quite a lot of times, though I see what you mean.
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Magos Clarke » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:35 am

Cool idea, I'm game. I'd love to eliminate my Black Library backlog this year. :)

Magos Clarke's Book List ver. 2012

1. Rynn's World by Steve Parker, (F), (01/11), (3/5) - 2 pts
2. Codex: Space Wolves, 5th Edition by Phil Kelly (F), (01/19), (3/5) - 2 pts
3. Prospero Burns by Dan Abnett (F), (01/21), (3/5) - 2 pts
4. Battle of the Fang by Chris Wraight (F), (01/31), (3/5) - 2 pts
5. Codex: Necrons, 5th Edition by Mat Ward (F), (02/09), (4/5) - 2 pts
6. Dark Apostle of the Word Bearers Omnibus by Anthony Reynolds (F), (02/15), (3/5) - 2 pts
7. Warhammer Fantasy Battles: Warriors of Chaos, 7th Edition by Phil Kelly (F), (02/17), (3/5) - 2 pts
8. Warmachine Prime MK2 (Fluff Bits) by Various (F), (02/21), (3/5) - 2 pts
9. Warhammer Fantasy Battles: Tomb Kings, 8th Edition by Robin Cruddace (F), (02/28), (3/5) - 2 pts
10. Sigvald by Darius Hinks (F), (03/04), (3.5/5) - 2 pts
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Ghurlag » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:22 pm

Can I raise the question of textbooks? It seems sensible enough to have a new category (TB) for them, but I would also point out that they are somewhat heavier material than ordinary narratives, if nothing else because you often have to stop and do tasks or work through proofs as you read them, and might be worthy of 3pts in the same manner as foreign language books.

Obviously this has occurred to me because I'm reading technical textbooks a fair bit, so my motives could be considered a tad suspect.

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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby schaferwhat‽ » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:39 pm

I'd probably say "300 pages for the bonus point" for a textbook rather than 500 as a way of acknowledging their heaviness (which is to say when I did an OU module they sent me some books that were thin so we don't want to distort it too much).
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Ghurlag » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:52 pm

Hmm, good point. I remember some quite pitiful textbooks. I'm not quite sure if 300 is the right figure, but I agree with the principle, and 300 seems a good place to test the waters.

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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby schaferwhat‽ » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:34 pm

oh I selected the figure 300 with no reasoning other than it was less than 500.
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Re: 2012 Book Challenge!

Postby Vivia » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:18 pm

Heh, I'm a reading machine.Anyway, new comment.
Edit: I've a hard time keeping track of them all.

10. The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie, audio drama/Novel, 29/1, (***), 2 pts
11. Strong Poison (Oskuld och Arsenik) by Dorothy Sayers (Swedish), audio book/F/Novel, 3/2, (***), 2 pts
12. Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers, F/Novel, 9/1, (***), 2 pts
13. Whose Body? by Dorothy L.Sayers, audio drama/F/novel, 14/2, (***), 2 pts
14. Unnatural Death (Naturlig Död?) by Dorothy Sayers (Swedish), F/N, 18/2, (***), 2 pts

30 points
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