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2019 Reading Challenge

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New year, new goal. How many books do you intend to read this year?

Take our ultimate reading challenge and set up a new goal on your profile. At the end of the year, you can see if your goal was met. Good luck! :)
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I'm aiming for 50 books (though, if my reading keeps up at this rate (I've already finished 3 books this year, yay!) I'll surpass it). :lol:

I'm aiming low because I'm hoping to get to some of my longer to-read books (like The Divine Comedy, and the second GoT book, etc.).


And, of course, Moby Dick.
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Gravy wrote: 09 Jan 2019, 23:55 I'm aiming for 50 books (though, if my reading keeps up at this rate (I've already finished 3 books this year, yay!) I'll surpass it). :lol:

I'm aiming low because I'm hoping to get to some of my longer to-read books (like The Divine Comedy, and the second GoT book, etc.).


And, of course, Moby Dick.
Nice! :)

I'm aiming for for 100 books, though I passed that number last year. I don't want to stress myself.
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I'm going for 190 books again in honor of The Hardy Boys.
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rssllue wrote: 10 Jan 2019, 00:29 I'm going for 190 books again in honor of The Hardy Boys.
Nice! Good luck! :)
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gali wrote: 10 Jan 2019, 00:33
rssllue wrote: 10 Jan 2019, 00:29 I'm going for 190 books again in honor of The Hardy Boys.
Nice! Good luck! :)
Thank you, gali. :tiphat: To you as well!
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I'm having a problem setting ny reading goal though I intend to read 100 books this year. Hey one, can never stop learning and reading. :D
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rssllue wrote: 10 Jan 2019, 00:29 I'm going for 190 books again in honor of The Hardy Boys.
:faint:
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Gravy wrote: 10 Jan 2019, 05:45
rssllue wrote: 10 Jan 2019, 00:29 I'm going for 190 books again in honor of The Hardy Boys.
:faint:
:lol2:
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rssllue wrote: 11 Jan 2019, 02:06
Gravy wrote: 10 Jan 2019, 05:45
rssllue wrote: 10 Jan 2019, 00:29 I'm going for 190 books again in honor of The Hardy Boys.
:faint:
:lol2:
That number literally breaks my brain. :violence-hammer:
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Literally?! :shock2:
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Yes! :scared-eek:
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How then...

But...

I can't...
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Every year I've tried for 100 or more and have only gotten about 95. This year? I'm going for 95. Maybe then I'll get over 100. :D
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kandscreeley wrote: 11 Jan 2019, 09:04 Every year I've tried for 100 or more and have only gotten about 95. This year? I'm going for 95. Maybe then I'll get over 100. :D
Good luck! :)
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