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Post by lionessence on 17th January 2010, 7:09 am

Hi Everyone

I've set a book challenge for myself this year. This is to read 100 books in 2010.
Last year, I read 74 books and I know that I can do better.

Would you like to take part in this challenge?

It'll be fun!

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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by KinkyNappyHappy on 17th January 2010, 7:46 am

Hi Lionessence~

I'll join you in this challenge. I use to read all the time, but when I went back to school I could only read my school books. Laughing

Should we post what we've read when we complete a book? (like each month) I think that would be a good idea....that way we can share what we've read. Also, maybe do a mini book review of we like. (like two thumbs up...or more details if we really like a book)

Thoughts?

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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by lionessence on 17th January 2010, 7:50 am

sure that'll be great.

So far I have read Thank God I'm natural and "Her perfect symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger. I'm currently reading "The Heretic's daughter" by Kathleen Kent.


Best places to buy books are second hand book shops and charity shops.


The review at the end of each month will be great.
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by KinkyNappyHappy on 17th January 2010, 8:59 am

I haven't read any books this year...so I'll get started.

I'll look for Thank God I'm natural...I'm sure I'll enjoy that one. I'll check back in at the end of this month to give you an update....

Until then....happy reading!!! study
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by ElleX on 24th January 2010, 5:42 pm

This is a great challenge. 100 books is a lot but I'm willing to make an attempt. I have a question: Can this include audio books? I hope so.

So far this year, I have read:
The Green Life by Victoria Boutenko
Traveling Solo by Eleanor Berman
How come this idiots rich and I'm not (audiobook) by Robert Shemin.

Next book...Open Your Mind to Prosperity by Catherine Ponder


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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by Allidaughter on 27th January 2010, 6:39 pm

Really love this idea of a 100 book challenge - thanks! Since you live in London you might check out: The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt. Really an amazing read.

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Post by ElleX on 27th January 2010, 9:01 pm

ElleX wrote:This is a great challenge. 100 books is a lot but I'm willing to make an attempt. I have a question: Can this include audio books? I hope so.

So far this year, I have read:
The Green Life by Victoria Boutenko
Traveling Solo by Eleanor Berman
How come this idiots rich and I'm not (audiobook) by Robert Shemin.

Next book...Open Your Mind to Prosperity by Catherine Ponder

Open Your Mind to Prosperity wasn't my next book - LOL. I read Prayers of a Godly Woman by Brighton Books. I was given this book years ago. It's a positive book and a great little read on the bus.
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by raina on 27th January 2010, 10:37 pm

Hi I would like to join this challenge! I used to read all the time!I need to get back with it! I just finished reading Michael Jacksons authorized autobiography cant remember the authors name right now but it was pretty good!
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Post by KinkyNappyHappy on 31st January 2010, 12:00 pm

So here is my 2010 Book Project update for January:

I read the following BOOK!!! lol!

The Black Girl Next Door - a memoir ~ by: Jennifer Baszile
I bought this book at a book fair at my job. It was a very good book and what I found interesting is how she shared her struggles with her hair!!! She is now a natural girl!!!!

I plan to bump up my reading as the months progress...so please note I plan to read the following books for February and hope I can add at least 3 more!!

Dreams from My Father ~ by: Barack Obama (I bought this book last summer and just haven't had a chance to read it)

Through it All ~ by: Christine King Farris - saw this at Wal-Mart last night and thought it would be a good read.


Happy reading ladies....... study
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by raina on 31st January 2010, 6:32 pm

@ kinky I read dreams of my father, I thought it was a good read!
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by TaSiaJaY on 5th February 2010, 11:59 pm

Hi...This is a wonderful challenge and like most on this thread I used read all the time....for hours...nothing was better than spending a weekend with a great book!...lol...I have just finished reading Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz....and I am ashamed to say it took me about 4 months! I was determined to finished it and after I was done I picked up another book of the Odd Thomas books....

I will try my best!
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by JQ on 13th February 2010, 12:02 am

I'm reading A Mercy by Toni Morrison.
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by d.denise on 20th February 2010, 12:00 am

I'm in!

Right now I'm reading Bill Bryson's Neither Here Nore There. I love travel memoirs.

So far I think the only book I've read completely is Elizabeth Gilbert's Committed And I highy recommend it! (I'm bad about starting a book and not finishing it)

I will update on here, but I also think I will use my neverending book list on www.goodreads.com to keep track. I will add 2010 books to the 2010 bookshelf!

Oh and even better than second hand gift shops - the library! I go and put all of my books I'm looking for on hold on the website and they send them to my local branch. Then they email me when the book is there. AWESOME!
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by KinkyNappyHappy on 22nd February 2010, 3:33 pm

d.denise wrote:I'm in!

Right now I'm reading Bill Bryson's Neither Here Nore There. I love travel memoirs.

So far I think the only book I've read completely is Elizabeth Gilbert's Committed And I highy recommend it! (I'm bad about starting a book and not finishing it)

I will update on here, but I also think I will use my neverending book list on www.goodreads.com to keep track. I will add 2010 books to the 2010 bookshelf!

Oh and even better than second hand gift shops - the library! I go and put all of my books I'm looking for on hold on the website and they send them to my local branch. Then they email me when the book is there. AWESOME!


I'm soo bad about returning books back to the library!!! I dare not check any out...
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by d.denise on 22nd February 2010, 3:53 pm

lol but they send you an email to let you know theyre due (twice!)! I just go online and renew them and keep them until the last minute lol
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by ElleX on 27th February 2010, 10:25 am

My list so far...

1. The Green Life by Victoria Boutenko
2. Traveling Solo by Eleanor Berman
3. How come this idiots rich and I'm not (audiobook) by Robert Shemin.
4. Prayers of a Godly Woman by Brighton Books.
5. Open Your Mind to Prosperity by Catherine Ponder
6. Time Alive by Alexandra Stoddard
7. Garden Anywhere by Alys Fowler
8. You grow girl by Gayla Trail


I am now reading Wired for Wealth. Next book is a Total Eclipse of the Heart by Zane.

I must admit this isn't looking so good - two months have gone by and I have only read 8 books. I should be up to about 16 books by now (must read about 8 books a month to get to goal of 100 books for the year). If I can't get to where I need to be by 3/31/10, I may bow out in defeat of this challenge and just challenge myself to maybe 50 books this year (which would be a feat in itself).

How is everyone else doing???? Has anyone read about 10 to 16 books this year yet??


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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by raina on 28th February 2010, 2:19 am

@ElleX I am way behind I am just on my second book,and I really dont like it, but I hate to stop reading a book once I start it.I knew the month of Feb would be a tough one for me, soo I have some major catching up to do!
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by FloridaSunshine on 28th February 2010, 4:41 pm

Fantastic challenge - I'm all in. I used to read A LOT, but life and career seem to have gotten in the way. You know, if I prorate the schedule, my goal will be 84 books starting now. Ok ladies, I'm taking a deep breath and jumping in!

I'm currently switching between three books:

- The Flexitarian Diet
- Eat Pray Love
- Going Rogue by Sarah Palin

I'd better get that library card!

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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by ElleX on 28th February 2010, 9:31 pm

ElleX wrote:My list so far...

1. The Green Life by Victoria Boutenko
2. Traveling Solo by Eleanor Berman
3. How come this idiots rich and I'm not (audiobook) by Robert Shemin.
4. Prayers of a Godly Woman by Brighton Books.
5. Open Your Mind to Prosperity by Catherine Ponder
6. Time Alive by Alexandra Stoddard
7. Garden Anywhere by Alys Fowler
8. You grow girl by Gayla Trail


I am now reading Wired for Wealth. Next book is a Total Eclipse of the Heart by Zane.

I must admit this isn't looking so good - two months have gone by and I have only read 8 books. I should be up to about 16 books by now (must read about 8 books a month to get to goal of 100 books for the year). If I can't get to where I need to be by 3/31/10, I may bow out in defeat of this challenge and just challenge myself to maybe 50 books this year (which would be a feat in itself).

How is everyone else doing???? Has anyone read about 10 to 16 books this year yet??

I just realized that I have read two more books than those the listed above. I keep a list on my laptop so I don't get the same books from the library when I read selections from the same author. Here is the complete list thus far:

1. The Green Life by Victoria Boutenko
2. Traveling Solo by Eleanor Berman
3. Mocha Manual to turning your passion into profit by Kimberly Sears-Allers
4. How come this idiots rich and I'm not (audiobook) by Robert Shemin.
5. The Scavengers Manifesto by Anneli Rufus & Kristan Lawson
6. Prayers of a Godly Woman by Brighton Books.
7. Open Your Mind to Prosperity by Catherine Ponder
8. Time Alive by Alexandra Stoddard
9. Garden Anywhere by Alys Fowler
10. You grow girl by Gayla Trail

Book number 5 was boooorrrrinnngg.
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by KinkyNappyHappy on 2nd March 2010, 6:22 pm

So...my February book update!!!

I didn't read any books... Busy at work and church!!! So I have to read all I listed in February and more. Will catch up this month!!!
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by jinx1213 on 2nd March 2010, 7:31 pm

looks like I'm two months behind. Thats ok.

I'm in.

So far I have read
Jan
What They Want by Omar Tyree
The Sun Also rises by Ernest Hemingway
Good Night Nobody by Jennifer Weiner

Feb
More Like Wrestling

March
Feminista
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by R2D2 on 4th March 2010, 7:01 am

I think I probably already have read 50 books so far this year! I'm such a book addict and usually get most of my books from the local library.

Recent reads that I really enjoyed:

1. Freakonomics
2. Superfreakomics
3. Introduction to evolutionary psychology

Would really like to read Thank God I'm natural.

Kinkynappyhappy, I read "Through it all" last year. It was a nicely written book. Christine King Farris sounds a real lady.
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by boHo.BaRBie on 13th March 2010, 1:20 pm

I'm definitely up for the challenge!!! This year I've finished reading:
Autobiography of My Mother, Jamaica Kincaid
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
A Million Little Pieces, James Frey
... I'm currently reading:
Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmicheal (Kwame Ture)
What is the What, Dave Eggers, both of which I am very much enjoying!
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by ElleX on 2nd April 2010, 12:48 am

Here's my running total...

1. The Green Life by Victoria Boutenko
2. Traveling Solo by Eleanor Berman
3. Mocha Manual to turning your passion into profit by Kimberly Sears-Allers
4. How come this idiots rich and I'm not (audiobook) by Robert Shemin.
5. The Scavengers Manifesto by Anneli Rufus & Kristan Lawson
6. Prayers of a Godly Woman by Brighton Books.
7. Open Your Mind to Prosperity by Catherine Ponder
8. Time Alive by Alexandra Stoddard
9. Garden Anywhere by Alys Fowler
10. You grow girl by Gayla Trail
11. Total Eclipse of the Heart by Zane
12. Chakras for beginners by David Pond
13. Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto

I am still reading Wired for Wealth - LOL. I am, also, reading a 40 Day Mind Fast Soul Feast by Michael Bernard Beckwith (you read a passage every day and I am on Day 19).

Waiting in the wings...The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard Etal, The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber, The Millionaire Maker by Loral Langemeier, and You are your Choices by Alexandra Stoddard.

How is everyone else doing with this "project"?
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Re: 2010 Book Project

Post by lumii on 2nd April 2010, 10:59 am

100 books in a year!?!?!?!

Well I really like reading but I never get time to do it.. And I also love really fat books and always need at least a week.
Right now I'm reading the chemsitry of death by Simon Beckett and it is one of the best books ever.. For school I have to read the book Also in English and the 3rd book on hold is a German one.

Here's my list that I'll be updating everytime

1. The Chemistry of Death
2. Slam
3. Gut gegen Nordwind
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