John's BIG BOOKS 2016

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John's BIG BOOKS 2016

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1johnsimpson
gen. 4, 2016, 4:51pm

I don't think I will match 2015 but I will read some BIG ONES this year.

2Tess_W
gen. 4, 2016, 9:41pm

Happy 2016, John!

3MissWatson
gen. 5, 2016, 5:18am

Happy reading, John, and thanks for setting up our little nook!

4johnsimpson
gen. 5, 2016, 6:28am

>3 MissWatson:, You're most welcome Miss Watson.

5Tess_W
gen. 9, 2016, 2:31am

John, is there going to be a post for counting our group total books as in last year?

6johnsimpson
gen. 9, 2016, 3:47pm

>5 Tess_W:, Yes there will be Tess, I will get it up shortly.

7Tess_W
gen. 10, 2016, 12:24am

;)

8johnsimpson
nov. 2, 2016, 5:16pm

I have not yet read any books that classify as BFB's this year as I have been trying to whittle down my TBR pile ( I realise that this is never going to happen) but I may get one in before year end. I have been thinking about plans for my 2017 reading and it WILL involve some BFB's so I will be back with a vengeance next year. I do hope you would like this group to continue and I am willing to set it up again but would understand if someone else wants to do it or for it to disband, I will leave it up to you guys.

Happy reading in the remainder of 2016.

9rainpebble
nov. 3, 2016, 12:00am

John, John, John! We must salvage this group for next year again. I know it is often difficult to work more than a couple or a few BFBs in per year but I truly love this challenge. It encourages me to read those huge bios & classics. So please, please be there/here for us again in 2017. We depend on ya, man!

10MissWatson
nov. 3, 2016, 3:57am

>8 johnsimpson: >9 rainpebble: I have also fallen short of my goals this year, but I am determined to tackle some very big non-fiction next year, so I shall be happy to continue with you guys!

11johnsimpson
nov. 3, 2016, 4:54pm

>9 rainpebble:, >10 MissWatson:, Thanks guys for the vote of confidence, I am happy to set up the 2017 group and look forward to reading some biggies.

12Tess_W
nov. 4, 2016, 2:11am

I'm in for 2017, John. I've read quite a few chunksters this year, but next year I'm focusing on finishing about 6-7 series, so I don't know how many I'll read. But I still like the BB's and reviews!

13johnsimpson
nov. 4, 2016, 4:57pm

>12 Tess_W:, Thanks Tess.

14bryanoz
nov. 7, 2016, 6:29am

Let's keep this group going mate, 100 BFBs in a year or bust !

15johnsimpson
nov. 7, 2016, 4:02pm

>14 bryanoz:, Will do Bryan and hopefully it will be in 2017.

16rainpebble
des. 10, 2016, 12:54pm

Ohhhhhhh, I need to pick up my BFB pace next year then. Should be a great challenge!

17CurrerBell
des. 11, 2016, 6:51am

I'm definitely in for next year. I actually got through thirteen BFBs this year (several of them omnibus editions and one of them, Mary Poppins: 80th Anniversary Collection, being fairly large type).

I'm thinking of doing a lot more Library of Americas and also some Norton Criticals for the 2017 ROOTs challenge, and every LoA qualifies as a BFB (and most Norton Criticals do also, so long as you read the full supplementary material).

Doing LoAs and Norton Criticals, considering their lengths, will reduce my ROOTs goal (I may drop from 75 to 50 for 2017), but it might increase my BFBs for 2017 beyond my 2016 figure.

18johnsimpson
des. 11, 2016, 4:14pm

I may surprise you all by getting a BFB read before year end just to be part of this year's group but am looking forward to next year.

19johnsimpson
des. 15, 2016, 4:19pm

As promised I will be starting my first BFB of the year tonight, Sheer Abandon by Penny Vincenzi, 720 pages. This I will use as a warm up for 2017, ha ha.

20MissWatson
des. 16, 2016, 9:11am

>19 johnsimpson: Better late than never!

21johnsimpson
des. 23, 2016, 6:19pm

Hi guys and gals, the new 2017 group is up and running, let's see if we can reach our mythical goal of 100 BFB's in a year between us.