Book Challenge 2013

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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Squiggle » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:54 pm

Squiggle's List

I'm awful at keeping track of these things but I'll do my best!

January
Old Man's War - John Scalzi - 2
Zoe's Tale - John Scalzi - 2
The Ghost Brigades - John Scalzi - 2

February
Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlein - 2
Neuromancer - William Gibson - 2

March
Fire Caste - Peter Fehervari - 2
Fallen Angels - Mike Lee - 2
A Thousand Sons - Graham McNeill - 3

Reading Pile
The Primarch's - Various 3/4 read
Tales of Heresy - Various
Perfume - Patrick Suskind
The Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Therion » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:08 pm

Looks like I forgot about it. *spent two hours updating my list*
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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Vivia » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:13 pm

16. Tvåändstickning by Birgitta Dandanell and Ulla Danielsson, NF, 23/12 ,****, 2 points
17. Hemma hos Martina by Martina Haag, NF, 26/12, **, 2 points
18. If I had Hoverpants by Jason Johnson, F, 20/12, ***, 1/2 points
19. Letters From Catbug by Jason Johnson, F, 25/12, ***, 1/2 points
Orion: Tears of Isha by Darius Hinks, F,

35 points
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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Liliedhe » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:15 pm

What exactly was the challenge? 200 pts? I might just make that.
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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Vivia » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:14 pm

A hundred points so you flew by it. 8-)
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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Liliedhe » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:18 am

Vivia wrote:A hundred points so you flew by it. 8-)

Good. Because I didnt manage 200. Well, I might have forgotten some books but thats a shame and cant be helped.
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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Liliedhe » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:27 pm

How about a 2014 thread? ;)
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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Vivia » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:50 am

:)
I was just about to announce it here.
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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Mossy Toes » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:08 am

Tallied up as many books as I could remember and hey, what do you know--101 points!
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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Therion » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:43 pm

I like how I have to check out the "What Are You Reading?" thread to recall what I've read during last 2 months.

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151 points.
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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Vivia » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:22 pm

Wow, I read 19 books! It felt like I read one measly book. My list was diverse as well; children's books, non-fiction, knitting, regular novels. A complete success in all. 8-)
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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Xisor » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:44 am

Vivia wrote:one measly book.


One. Measly. Book?!
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Re: Book Challenge 2013

Postby Shaggy » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:13 pm

Finally back after some time 'away'... and got round to updating.
No idea on points, can't be bothered to add them all up - but it's a lot (I'm guessing something over 300). Not that it really matters... more interesting to see the mix of books read over the year. Never thought of doing this before - it's somewhat educational.
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