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Challenge talk

So I have now read 23 books and counting. I have found that this challenge did more for me than the book club. The book list is great but I have veered off in another direction trying to fulfill the needs of the list. And my own personal needs.

How is everyone else doing with the challenge?

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I had fun and read way more books than I ever thought possible I am done with 24 and I have 2 to go and I got a lot out of it, I probably won't do it next year though as I am thinking of joining an IRL book club so we will see, but I did enjoy and thought it was fun. I had to do some researching to find a couple of letters though I have my Y here and the J is on hold at the library (I'm #8 on the list) and then I will be done Smile

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Is it just for books you read or can you list audio books as well??

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I totally suck rocks lately when it comes to reading, not only the selections for book club, but also the challenge. School is kicking my arse right now. I started out behind because of all the inservice on our 4 workdays, and now with technology issues, QTL meetings, student/parent meeting junk I'm falling more and more behind. I stayed at school on Monday until nearly 7 pm, and then last night until 6 pm. I completely crashed sometime around 8 last night. Today I did leave a few minutes before 5 pm.

ETA: At least I'm not alone in my feelings, all of my co-workers are echoing the same sentiment. We're all barely keeping ourselves from being completely buried by the paperwork blizzard.

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:bighug: Kelly - so sorry life is so hectic for you these days. I hope it slows down for you just a tad.

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I will not finish in 2008, but I am interested in starting it real soon if I get this new job. Sounds like a fun fun challenge.

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"~JBJS~" wrote:

Is it just for books you read or can you list audio books as well??

I missed this -- audio books are great, that's how I've been doing the bulk of my reading lately.

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7 more to go! What is everyone doing for x?

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I am actually down to my last letter - J!! Smile I am in the middle of a book right now but I will be starting the book soon as I picked it up from the library today Smile

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"Sidneys" wrote:

I am actually down to my last letter - J!! Smile I am in the middle of a book right now but I will be starting the book soon as I picked it up from the library today Smile

WTG!!! Yahoo

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You girls are Rockin' the challenge!!!! WTG!

I'm actually re-vamping (via audio) Twilight right now, and will add it to my list, but I already had a T, so ... It really doesn't do me any good as far as the challenge, just the addiction. ROFL I'm about half way through The Lightning Thief too, that will be my L book. I still have a ways to go, and am really going to have to step up my game. Lol

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woohoo wtg girls!

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As of 10/11/08 ~ I finished the challenge! Thanks! Smile It was a task I thought was so daunting that I said NO way can I read that many books in a year! But I can and I DID - Stayed up some nights A LOT later than I should but was well worth it! I think I actually improved my overall reading time so thanks for the challenge! Smile

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Wtg brenda!

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Thank-you Smile

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I keep meaning to ask if this was a 2008 challenge or if it was something we could start any time. I think it's a great idea and would get me going on reading things for me again. Maybe I'll start with the letter T...for Twilight.... Smile

Peace,
Julie

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It was for 2008, but I plan to keep the thread up even after that. I'm still hoping to finish mine by the end of the year, but it is doubtful that I'll finish in that time.

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Is anyone opposed to me using The 39 Clues - The Maze of Bones for my C book?

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I thought I would finish, but I am just too busy. Maybe by the end of 09.