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50 Book Challenge for 2012

#1  Postby Darkchilde » Jan 01, 2012 1:29 pm

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

1. 50 books.
2. A book must be at least 50 pages long.
3. Books you started in 11 and finish in 12 count on the 12 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.

Let's start reading.

Happy New Year!!!
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#2  Postby kiore » Jan 01, 2012 1:51 pm

About rule 3.. Should that be books you started in 2011 and haven't yet finished count for 2012.. Oh have some more then will list as I complete them.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#3  Postby Fallible » Jan 01, 2012 2:36 pm

I think we post books as we finish them - or that's what I have been doing, anyway...
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#4  Postby kiore » Jan 01, 2012 2:46 pm

Fallible wrote:I think we post books as we finish them - or that's what I have been doing, anyway...


OK editted that into my first post, damn better get reading.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#5  Postby Darkchilde » Jan 01, 2012 4:14 pm

kiore wrote:About rule 3.. Should that be books you started in 2011 and haven't yet finished count for 2012.. Oh have some more then will list as I complete them.


Yeap, and now it is :grin:
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#6  Postby kiore » Jan 01, 2012 5:41 pm

OK to retrieve some of my credibility, an hours hard reading has seen me finish:
"The Dangerous Book For Men, How to Triumph Over Perils and Pitfalls" by Rod Green, a fun book in a boys own style of handy hints for the modern man such as how to land a light aircraft, light a fire in the rain, escaping from bears etc etc.
Only 130 pages so doable in an hour or so..
Phew #1 completed.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#7  Postby EquivoKate » Jan 01, 2012 11:22 pm

I would rather report 'done' than ' I will do'.
You would wish to live life to the full, to the edge etc if you were in my shoes.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#8  Postby THWOTH » Jan 01, 2012 11:26 pm

Stealing Uncle Orphs Bibliographic PopcornTM :popcorn:
"Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it."
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#9  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jan 02, 2012 3:35 pm

Bookmarking. No pun intended.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#10  Postby UtilityMonster » Jan 02, 2012 7:52 pm

I am just going to edit this post over and over with my books:

1. Keynes Hayek, by Wapshort. Finished 1/2/2011
2. The Dancing Wu Li Masters, by Zukov. In progress.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#11  Postby Fallible » Jan 02, 2012 9:51 pm

I don't want to be a pain in the arse here to all you nice people, but we do actually have a thread for books we're in the middle of reading called What'cha Readin'?. I take on board all that's been said about it being the reading being the important part and not the finishing, but this thread is actually about the finishing, the challenge being that we finish 50 books in a year.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#12  Postby amateur » Jan 03, 2012 5:07 am

Does e-books count?

I generally prefer hardcover, but one of my friends presented me with a kindle fire and since it would be too rude to refuse, I had to accept it. Thought I would read some of the light stuff on it. They are cheaper too.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#13  Postby Kaleid » Jan 03, 2012 8:37 am

I'm having a crack at this. I'm particularly going to focus on a few famous books that for some reason I didn't get around to reading :dunno:

So far:

1. Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre
2. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#14  Postby Fallible » Jan 03, 2012 9:29 am

amateur wrote:Does e-books count?

I generally prefer hardcover, but one of my friends presented me with a kindle fire and since it would be too rude to refuse, I had to accept it. Thought I would read some of the light stuff on it. They are cheaper too.


They count, yep. :nod:
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#15  Postby The Hanging Monkey » Jan 03, 2012 11:23 am

I managed 50 odd in the last challenge, Will try and do it again in 2012.
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#16  Postby Darkchilde » Jan 03, 2012 12:54 pm


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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#17  Postby The_Metatrix » Jan 03, 2012 8:31 pm

I've been waiting for the turn of the year so I could join in on this.

1. A Study in Scarlet - A.C. Doyle
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#18  Postby Fallible » Jan 03, 2012 9:33 pm

1) The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters - G.W. Dahlquist. Steampunk FTW!
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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#19  Postby THWOTH » Jan 03, 2012 9:40 pm

Finished my first book of the year.


1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle (hardcover)











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Re: 50 Book Challenge for 2012

#20  Postby AndreD » Jan 03, 2012 9:46 pm

I think I'll try this for this year. :)

1) Them: Adventures with Extremists - Jon Ronson
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