2016 Reading Challenge

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Gravy
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2019 Reading Goal Completion: 80
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Re: 2016 Reading Challenge

Post by Gravy » 24 Jul 2016, 06:09

gali wrote:
Gravy wrote:I'm at 73%! :text-woo:
Well done! :happy-wavemulticolor:

So am I! :)
I'm tied with gali?! :faint:
I never thought I'd see the day :lol:
Even with the difference in our goals :-D
rssllue wrote:Nice! Way to go!
You'll pass me by again soon 8)
gemsbooknook wrote:I am aiming for 100 books this year. I have to wait three days before I can set the reading goal though.
Good luck! :good-luck-smiley:
We are temporary creatures, and we know it--that's why we fear the dark, after all, that's why we build walls and light candles to keep it out.

Seanan McGuire, Sparrow Hill Road

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Post by weeh84 » 09 Aug 2016, 20:26

My reading goal isn't quite as ambitious as most. As a mom with four boys and a baby girl my time is limited. I do enjoy reading and hope to have 20 books read before the end of the year.
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Post by mratdegraff91 » 11 Aug 2016, 22:31

This is my first year to start keeping track of how many books I read. I do my best to remember to update my currently reading shelf but sometimes I forget. I also have a goal set for 100. I hope to write more reviews this year than I normally do.
Madison Degraffenreid

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Post by kerryl22 » 20 Aug 2016, 02:27

everyone looks like they have such high targets good on you guys :D

-- 20 Aug 2016, 02:28 --

this is my first time posting things on a forum for books hopefully I do well haha

-- 20 Aug 2016, 02:28 --

not 100% sure what I am doing to be honest never reviewed before

-- 20 Aug 2016, 02:29 --

excited to try something new

-- 20 Aug 2016, 02:29 --

Can't wait to get started

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Post by Smokie_moi » 09 Sep 2016, 14:51

I never thought about a reading challenge. I think I will set one for 150 books by January 1, 2017. I learned speed reading in college, maybe that skill will come in handy with this. :)

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Post by MsJMentions » 16 Sep 2016, 13:17

Well, my goal was to read 50 books in 2016. But, now it's September and I'm on book 51 so yay!
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Post by MarieMc » 17 Sep 2016, 09:09

Great Idea... I don't know how many I have read so far this year. But I can go back and count. Not all of them may be on my shelves though so would take some time to get them on the selves here as well.... Time what is that?? I suffer from a tremendous lack of time. But here is to trying... after I get my bathroom painted.
Today is a good day
to have GOOD day!!

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Post by alwaysdaddygirl » 22 Sep 2016, 17:20

Aloha,

I completely mine. Reading is my utipoa.

?
"Death ends a life, not a relationship."
Mitch Albom
🦋

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Post by TrishaAnn92 » 02 Oct 2016, 19:42

So here we are in October and I am nowhere close to my goal. Nor will I be this year. Turns out the creative juices once unleashed do not stop flowing! I have spent more time writing than I have reading!
‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,’ said Jojen. ‘The man who never reads lives only one.’

– George R. R. Martin



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2017 Reading Goal Completion: 78
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Post by Gravy » 02 Oct 2016, 20:11

I set myself a side goal of finishing ten percent of my total goal every month (putting me way ahead of my actual goal :text-woo: ). So far, I've kept up with it (barely).
I've read more this year than I think I ever have!

Thanks in part to graphic novels and plays :lol:
We are temporary creatures, and we know it--that's why we fear the dark, after all, that's why we build walls and light candles to keep it out.

Seanan McGuire, Sparrow Hill Road

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Post by Lauren M » 02 Oct 2016, 20:52

I'm really bad at keeping track of what I have read through the year. I need to make a list that I can add and tick off as I go. I'm a mood reader, sometimes I can go for a month without reading, and then one day it's like I can't read enough and go through a book a day. Altho, those book a day, days are over now that I have an attention seeking toddler.
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Post by kjsoldani » 10 Oct 2016, 15:08

I have just gotten back into reading a lot this year. The past couple of years have been filled with buying a new house, getting married, raising 2 puppies and overtime at my job. I've averaged about 1 book a month but I've gone through lulls because I couldn't decide what book to read next. Since it is toward the end of the year, I would say my goal is to read 3 more books. I have some books on my reading list that are shorter in length so I might tackle those first.

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Post by gali » 10 Oct 2016, 23:01

Gravy wrote:I set myself a side goal of finishing ten percent of my total goal every month (putting me way ahead of my actual goal :text-woo: ). So far, I've kept up with it (barely).
I've read more this year than I think I ever have!

Thanks in part to graphic novels and plays :lol:
Well done! I almost finished my total goal as well, but with some children and YA's books. :)
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by nyxhia » 14 Oct 2016, 08:51

For this year my goal is 25. I'm at 80% :)

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Post by MarisaRose » 19 Oct 2016, 14:24

Love this aspect of onlinebookclub.org! I usually use goodreads to track my yearly reading goals but I have found I am on this site a lot more nowadays so it's much more convenient to track here! Thanks Scott!
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