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  1. Busy's Reading for 2013

    I will probably top out around 85 books for this year. My goal was 60 so I am satisfied. I will keep it at 60 for next year. I don't have much time to read when school is in session, but I will try to finish the challenge for 2014.
  2. Busy's Reading for 2013

    School for me starts on 3 september. I should be able to squeeze at least one more in before then. And then maybe one big book, or 2 smaller books a month. We will see.
  3. Busy's Reading for 2013

    Thanks Frankie. Once school starts up again, the reading will slow, so I am glad I got to my goal early.
  4. Busy's Reading for 2013

    On August 2nd I met my goal of 60 books. Of course I will read on...
  5. Happy Birthday! I hope you have been enjoying a really good day.

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      OMG I so missed this!! THank you Chrissy!!!!


  6. Busy's Reading for 2013

    You're right of course. I do enjoy reading my non-fiction. I suppose I just wanted to branch out and read more things that would allow me to use my imagination more. But, it doesn't seem so. ...I just put 2 more nf books in my library queue. I am hopeless!!
  7. Busy's Reading for 2013

    I am failing miserably at my #2 goal. I promised myself I would read much more fiction this year. I think my ratio will be <=25% non-fiction and >=75% fiction. I've read 17 fiction books and 24 non fiction books. That is less than 50% fiction books read thus far. Urgh. I've still got the rest of the year to try to bring this around.
  8. Busy's Reading for 2013

    I did like the book. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. But maybe it is more interesting to me since I'm from the States. But still a good look at the era.
  9. Busy's Reading for 2013

    Newly added goal Looking at my list thus far, I see a lot of non-fiction there. I promised myself I would read much more fiction this year. I think my ratio will be <=25% non-fiction and >=75% fiction.
  10. Kindle Fire HD

    I have a Fire (1st gen) and I find that I read faster on it. But in my case it is because I can see the print better on an e reader. This doesn't stop me from reading paper books though. Also it is easier to read in places one would not necessarily read such as waiting in line etc. I don't need to pull out my glasses, or find proper light. Enjoy your Kindles.
  11. Currently reading "The Casual Vacancy". I just started so I won't be done by Tuesday (probably).
  12. Busy's Reading for 2013

    Here are some books that are on my TBR list for 2013. I usually get to most of the TBR list in any given year. Finished Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story - Greg Smith Watership Down - Richard Adams The Darkest Child - Delores Phillips The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz The Butterfly Experience - Karen Whitelaw Smith Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker - Jennifer Chiaverini The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling Quiet: The Power of Introverts... - Susan Cain The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - Ayana Mathis Property - Valerie Martin The Black Count... - Tom Reiss The Gods of Gotham - Lyndsay Faye The Seamstress - Sara Tuvel Bernstein A Step of Faith - Richard Paul Evans Doctor Sleep - Stephen King Allegiant - Veronica Roth These are all authors I've never read Alice I Have Been - Melanie Benjamin The Autobioraphy of Mrs. Tom Thumb - Melanie Benjamin Brooklyn Story - Suzanne Corso The Cross Gardner - Jason Wright Dybbuk and Other Talkes of the Supernatural - S. Ansky The Eighties: A Bitchen Time To Be A Teenager! - Tom Harvey Elsewhere, California - Dana Johnson Faith - Jennifer Haigh The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove - Susan Gregg Gilmore Joseph Anton - Salman Rushdie The Known World - Edward P. Jones Lark Rise to Candleford: Trilogy - Flora Thompson The Leftovers - Tom Perrotta Legand - Marie Lu Let the Great World Spin - Colum McCann Nine Stories - J.D. Salinger Our Nig - Harriet Wilson Perfect Peace - Daniel Black Redfield Farm: A Novel of the Undergound Railroad - Judith Redline Coopey She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb Someone Knows My Name - Lawrence Hill Star Trek: Children of the Storm - Kirsten Beyer The Stranger - Albert Camus Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton - Diane Wood Middlebrook These are authors I've read before And The Mountain's Echoed - Khaled Hosseini Every Last One - Anna Quindlen Howards End Is on the Landing - Susan Hill Once - Anna Carey Rise - Anna Carey Spring's Gental Promise - Janette Oke Story's End - Marissa Burt The Time Keeper - Mitch Albom Hollow City - Ransom Riggs The View from Dellphi - Jonathan Odell These are books that I've started or will be starting before year end (and will finish in 2013) 11/22/63 - Stephen King (actually 1/2 through this one, but need to pick it back up) Hellucination - Stephen Biro (Started but never finished) *New Author
  13. Busy's Reading for 2013

    OK school started, this means my reading will suffer. July 52. We Are All Completley Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler * 53. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin 54. Earl Nightingale's The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightengale * 55. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron * 55. Critically Reading and Writing well by Rise Axelrod * 57. The New Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz * 58. The Physics of Star Trek by Lawerence Krauss * 59. The Adventures of Funny, The Amazing Fish-Bunny by Patrick Connolly * August 60. Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall * GOAL MET 61. The Shining by Stephen King 62. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling 63. The Son by Philipp Meyer * September 64. City of Hope by Kate Kerrigan 65. Mile 81 by Stephen King 66. Horns by Joe Hill * 67. Bartleby, the Scrivner by Herman Melvile * 68. The Gift by Shad Helmstetter * October 69. Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction by William Bernhardt * 70. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King November 71. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill 72. Allegiant by Veronica Roth 73. The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout * 74. Siddhartha by Herman Hessee* 75. The Four Doors by Richard Paul Evans December 76. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnugut (re-read) 77. The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson 78. The Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens 81. The Best Christmas Pagent Ever by Barbara Robinson 80. On Christmas Eve by Ann Martin 81. Seven For A Secret by Lyndsay Faye 82. The Letter (Christmas Triology #3) by Richard Paul Evans
  14. Vodkafan's book list 2013

    I've only read one book from your list, although there are a few that I had wanted to read for many years now! Good luck with your reading for 2013.
  15. Busy's Reading for 2013

    My goal is undecided. I think I'll bring it down to 60, I'm returning to school in June. I'll have to read my text books and stuff. As far as genres I will still read whatever catches my eye. However, my goal for 2013 will be to read more new authors. I think a ratio of 2/3 new authors is a good start. January 1. A Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling 2. Watership Down - Richard Adams * 3. Less Incomplete - Sandie Gustus * 4. Why I Left Goldman Sachs - Greg Smith * 5. Super Brain - Rudolph Tanzi/Deepak Chopra 6. The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz * 7. Clean - Alejandro Junger * 8. Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Jornal - Alexandra Johnson * 9. Darkest Child - Delores Philliips * 10. Selected Poems - Oscar Wilde * 11. The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde 12. Classic Irish Short Stories - T.P. McKenna 13. Girl in Translation - Jean Kwok * 14. Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker - Jennifer Chiavirini * 15. Ellis Island - Kate Kerrigan * February 16. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote 17. The Butterfly Experience - Karen Whitelaw Smith * 18. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - Ayana Mathis * 19. Quiet - Susan Cain* 20. Proof of Heaven - Eben Alexander* 21. The Black Count - Tim Reiss * 22. Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough: The Medical Lives of Famous Writers - John Ross * 23. Property - Valerie Martin * 24. Red Glass - Laura Resau * 25. Iscariot - Tosca Lee * 26. Dissolving Barriers - Louise Hay March 27. My Beloved World - Sonia Sotomayor * 28. Son of Oscar Wilde - Vyvyan Holland * 29. Me Before You - Jojo Moyes * 30. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - James Turber * 31. Salt, Sugar, Fat - Michael Moss * 32. The Writers Notebook - Ralph Fletcher * 33. Meditations to Change Your Brain - Rick Hanson * 34. Infinite Quest: Develop Your Psychic... - John Edward 35. Kafka in 90 Minutes - Paul Strathern * 36. Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes - Paul Strathern 37. Shards and Ashes - Melissa Marr* 38. Wheat Free: The Dangers of Eating Wheat - Karen McKay * April 39. Imperfect Harmony - Stacy Horn * 40. The Obesity Myth - Paul Campos * 41. Heft - Liz Moore * 42. All Woman and Springtime - Brandon Jones * 43. 12 Years a Slave - Solomon Northup * 44. The Seamstress - Sara Tuvel Bernstein * 45. The Demonologist - Andrew Pyper * 46. The Longevity Diet - Brian Delaney * May 47. The Gods of Gotham - Lyndsay Faye * 48. The Orphan Master's Son - Adam Johnson * 49. A Step of Faith - Richard Paul Evans 50. The Survivor - Gregg Hurwitz * June 51. Judy Garland - Anne Edwards * * New Author Non-Fiction