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25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#1  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 01, 2016 9:42 pm

hope i'm not treading on anyones toes, if so let this one die.....:)

personally, 50 will always be a push for me, especially when i'm at work, so thought we could have two separate challenges in one thread so i dont feel hopelessly inadequate.......;)

anyway, rules pasted and adapted from last year's thread...sign up for the challenge you want and read away.....

25/50 Book Challenge 2015

Rules of the challenge for those not familiar with the challenge:

1. 25 or 50 books.
2. A book must be at least 50 pages long.
3. Books you started in 2015 and finish in 2016 count on the 2016 list.
4. Re-reads count
5. If a book has two books in it it counts as two (Ex. An Orwell book with the animal farm and 1984, counts as two.)
6. No rules on what to read, besides what's listed.
7. This is for fun so enjoy yourself.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#2  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 01, 2016 9:48 pm

going for 25 books

1. Image 4/5

2. Image 4/5
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#3  Postby Fallible » Jan 01, 2016 11:04 pm

Well I'm a glutton for punishment, so I'm going for 50 this time again, despite failing last year.

1. Asylum - Madeleine Roux.
2. Sanctum - Madeleine Roux.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#4  Postby Evolving » Jan 01, 2016 11:31 pm

I'm going for whatever number I'm currently on.

Today I started re-reading
1. The Ancestor's Tale - Richard Dawkins.

This is likely to take a while.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#5  Postby Evolving » Jan 01, 2016 11:36 pm

Does a play count as a book?
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#6  Postby Animavore » Jan 01, 2016 11:52 pm

Does the Bible count as one book or many?
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#7  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 01, 2016 11:53 pm

Evolving wrote:Does a play count as a book?


id say so.....
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#8  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 01, 2016 11:55 pm

Animavore wrote:Does the Bible count as one book or many?


going off those rules, which are at least two years old, if the book of the bible is over 50 pages then it counts.....


many years since i read it and its not one id be going back to for a reread.....:)
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#9  Postby Sciwoman » Jan 02, 2016 1:19 am

Could we have a 100 book level? I got through 162 books in 2015. So far this year, I've finished two and started a third. Lots of time to read when you're injured and can hardly leave the house.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#10  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 02, 2016 1:25 am

go for it!
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#11  Postby Spinozasgalt » Jan 02, 2016 1:57 am

I'm considering the 25 challenge this year. Last year I read about four or five, because I didn't set a goal. :shifty:
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#12  Postby Fallible » Jan 03, 2016 6:36 pm

Well I'm a glutton for punishment, so I'm going for 50 this time again, despite failing last year.

1. Asylum - Madeleine Roux.
2. Sanctum - Madeleine Roux.
3. Think - Simon Blackburn.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#13  Postby crazyfitter » Jan 05, 2016 8:10 pm

If I win the prize money on the 25 book challenge can I go on to win the luxury holiday in the 50 book challenge?
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#14  Postby VazScep » Jan 05, 2016 11:25 pm

Evolving wrote:I'm going for whatever number I'm currently on.

Today I started re-reading
1. The Ancestor's Tale - Richard Dawkins.

This is likely to take a while.
Read it last year realising that it was a poor strategic choice for 50 book challenges. Still, I may have to reread it. It was so full of awesome stuff. My favourite branch was the one between organisms which are topologically spheres and ones which are donuts. I did a google search for the cool idea of meat donut to replace meat bag but wished I hadn't.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#15  Postby Evolving » Jan 05, 2016 11:54 pm

It is full of awesome stuff, and is a candidate for my favourite book on biology. I've read it twice already: once about ten years ago, I think, and again about three years later. It's been on my ipad for a while as an e-book, but I was very disappointed that the colour plates are not included. (I read it as a library book before.)
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#16  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jan 07, 2016 5:51 pm

Great idea! I'm going for 50 again.

1. An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#17  Postby Arjan Dirkse » Jan 09, 2016 2:59 am

I'm aiming for 25.

1. A Hero of our Time - Mikhail Lermontov
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#18  Postby Fallible » Jan 09, 2016 11:04 am

1. Asylum - Madeleine Roux.
2. Sanctum - Madeleine Roux.
3. Think - Simon Blackburn.
4. Half A King - Joe Abercrombie.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
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#19  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jan 10, 2016 9:56 pm

1. An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
2. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale - Joseph Conrad
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2016

#20  Postby Blip » Jan 11, 2016 10:32 am

I stand a fighting chance of at least the 25 this year, I hope, so...

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
2. Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
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