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iwillrejoice's 2018 Reduce Mt TBR Challenge

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Editat: des. 31, 2018, 12:57 am

OK, once again, I will set my goal at 65 (for consistency). I will count books registered by other BC'ers. I'll be counting books that I either read or choose to pass along unfinished, or dupes - books that come into my hands that I've read in the past. I'll also continue my tradition of having a "naughty" ticker, for books I read that aren't BookCrossing-registered books. I find that helps me to work on my BC books, or at least find a balance.

Thanks for continuing this group!

My ABC books:

1. Foreign Influence
2. 90 Minutes in Heaven
3. Lost & Found
4. Burning Bright
5. Hot Chocolate Friendship
6. Lucky Child
7. Shiver
8. Dissolution
9. Double Tap
10. Fatal Care
11. Outer Banks
12. Big Stone Gap
13. The Quiet Little Woman
14. Mind Meld
15. The Firm
16. The Bourne Ultimatum
17. 3rd Degree
18. When the Wind Blows
19. Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band and A Scandal in Bohemia
20. The Nelson DeMille Collection
21. Fear of Frying
22. Masks
23. The Glass Castle
24. The Double Bind
25. Peace Like a River
26. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
27. Deepsix
28. To Live & Die in Dixie
29. Belinda Goes to Bath
30. The Final Detail
31. Blind Your Ponies
32. Maisie Dobbs
33. Maisie Dobbs
34. The Short Forever
35. Good News
36. The Robber Bridegroom
37. The Greatest Evil
38. Half Broke Horses
39. The Household Guide to Dying
40. Zoya
41. Ladder of Years
42. Running in the Family
43. Jurassic Park
44. Quantum Leap: Odyssey
45. A Highland Christmas
46. His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester
47. The Seven Sisters
48. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
49. June Bug
50. Goodbye, Tsugumi
51. Death of an Addict
52. Summer of Glorious Madness
53. Reading Lolita in Tehran
54. Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley
55. Death of a Glutton
56. Death of a Dentist
57. The Jasmine Moon Murder
58. Miss Julia Hits the Road
59. Stone Cold
60. Love, Lies, and Liquor
61. The Storm Sister
62. The Earl and the Pickpocket

My naughty list:

1. Cold Sassy Tree
2. Green Eggs and Ham
3. Rainbow World
4. Crisis
5. The Cleaner
6. Toward the End of Time
7. The Samurai's Garden
8. Through Rushing Water
10. Disney's Winnie the Pooh's Easter
11. Great Day for Up
12. Rudolph's Second Christmas
13. Edwin of the Iron Shoes
14. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
15. Einstein's Bridge
16. Gentle Little Lion
17. Homecoming
18. The Biggest Medical Lie of the Last 50 Years
19. The Good German
20. The Leslie Bricusse Songbook
21. Rogue Lawyer
22. The Glory That Was
23. Sky Burial
24. Sick of Shadows
25. Jo's Boys
26. Minding Frankie
27. The How and Why Wonder Book of Ants and Bees
28. Breakfast at Stephanie's
29. The Good Women of China
30. Impact
31. The Lillies of the Field
32. Into Love and Out Again
33. Revolutionary Road
34. Jemima J
35. I Was Told There'd Be Cake
36. I Thought My Father Was God
37. Stop the Thyroid Madness
38. The Walkers of Dembley

gen. 16, 2018, 12:36 pm

Good luck with your goal. How do you separate out the books that aren't for Bookcrossing? Just about all of my books are registered except for some very special signed books I'm saving.

Editat: gen. 16, 2018, 12:48 pm

>1 iwillrejoice: Cold Sassy Tree has become somewhat of a joke among members of BCinDC, my local BookCrossing meetup group. Our members save as many copies of that book as we can for fellow Bookcrosser melydia. She didn't even care that much for the book when she first read it. For her birthday once, we gave her a whole box filled with that book (all registered and ready for release). :D

From one of her journal entries:
"For my 35th birthday, fellow BookCrosser 6of8 plunked a huge, gift-wrapped box down in front of me. It contained 35 copies of Cold Sassy Tree and its sequel, Leaving Cold Sassy. This was one of those books. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Thanks, guys."



gen. 16, 2018, 4:39 pm

>2 SqueakyChu: I don't usually register my books until after I've read them. And I have a huge collection of unread, not-yet-registered books! So, I try to keep at them, as well as reading my ABC books. Hard to find a balance! My 2 lists help me with that.

Editat: gen. 16, 2018, 6:31 pm

>4 iwillrejoice: That would have me so confused! :)

I try to register all incoming books (if I remember to). I even register my cookbooks!!

gen. 16, 2018, 7:44 pm

>1 iwillrejoice: Good luck with your challenge this year!

>3 SqueakyChu: That's a great story!

gen. 21, 2018, 10:44 am

Well, I've only read one ABC book so far this year. Foreign Influence by Brad Thor. Registered by fathermurphy. Off to a bad start!

Now reading Crisis by Robin Cook. One of mine.

I'd better get those tickers made!

gen. 27, 2018, 8:26 am

>7 iwillrejoice: I see you've made your tickers now. They help motivate me, as well.

gen. 28, 2018, 3:18 am

Now reading The Cleaner by Brett Battles. Another one of mine. I'm trying to read down the stack on top of one of the bookcases in preparation for a move, & most of those are mine...

gen. 29, 2018, 8:44 pm

>9 iwillrejoice: Good luck with your move (and with reading down the stack)!

gen. 30, 2018, 12:41 am

>10 mathgirl40: Thanks. I fear I'm being unrealistic, but for now I'm working on it!

feb. 6, 2018, 9:47 pm

Now reading Toward the End of Time by John Updike. One of mine.

feb. 22, 2018, 4:04 pm

Forgot to mention I read 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper. Registered by NancyNova. Excellent!

feb. 23, 2018, 10:23 pm

>12 iwillrejoice: I'll be interested in hearing what you think of this one when you're finished. I seem to be reading a lot of post-apocalyptic novels lately.

feb. 24, 2018, 7:22 pm

>14 mathgirl40: I hated it. I rarely dislike a book that much. But this one was repulsive. The author seems obsessed with sex, the book jumped around "from one alternate universe or reality to another" with no warning so you're continually re-orienting yourself & trying to figure out what's going on, & there were some passages that simply offended me greatly. Not recommended.

Editat: feb. 24, 2018, 7:25 pm

A quick read before releasing: Hot Chocolate Friendship by Nancy S. Levene. Registered by elizardbreath. A children's book, left at a playground.

feb. 24, 2018, 7:29 pm

Now reading QB VII by Leon Uris. I can already tell I'll like this one. One of mine. An antique paperback from 1974 in excellent condition. (I may be the only US-person who has never read this.)

feb. 27, 2018, 9:23 pm

>15 iwillrejoice: Glad to get your feedback. I'll definitely pass on this one then!

feb. 27, 2018, 10:10 pm

>17 iwillrejoice: I think that’s the only book by Uris I never read (back in the day). I named my daughter Jordana after remembering the heroine in Uris’s book Exodus. I know it’s now my daughter’s name, but to me it is the most beautiful of all names. Thank you, Leon Uris. :)

feb. 27, 2018, 10:35 pm

>18 mathgirl40: Yeah, there are so many good books to read, why waste your time on a bad one? I'm getting to an age where I'm less patient with bad books.

>19 SqueakyChu: Jordana is a beautiful name. :-)

març 24, 2018, 12:12 pm

Now reading Lucky Child by Loung Ung. Registered by bookstogive.

març 25, 2018, 12:53 am

Just finished listening to Shiver by Lisa Jackson. Registered by bookstogive.

abr. 2, 2018, 11:53 pm

Now reading Edwin of the Iron Shoes by Marcia Muller. One of mine.

Editat: abr. 9, 2018, 8:02 pm

Next up: Einstein's Bridge by John Cramer. One of mine. And listening to Double Tap by Steve Martini in the car. Registered by k00kaburra.

abr. 24, 2018, 1:51 am

Now reading Fatal Care by Leonard Goldberg. Registered by grubsneerg.

abr. 26, 2018, 9:34 pm

Good progress in April!

abr. 28, 2018, 2:44 am

>26 mathgirl40: Thanks, mathgirl40

abr. 29, 2018, 6:43 pm

Now reading Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt. One of mine.

maig 5, 2018, 10:47 am

Homecoming was great! Never read it before.

Now starting Mind Meld by John Vornholt. Registered by bookstogive.

maig 10, 2018, 11:08 am

Listening to The Nelson Demille Collection in the car (now that I learned that my old cassette walkman will plug in to my car's audio input - yay!) Registered by KateKintail.

maig 10, 2018, 5:17 pm

Also reading Fear of Frying by Jill Churchill. Registered by lovemylife.

maig 12, 2018, 6:40 pm

>29 iwillrejoice: I've never read anything by Cynthia Voigt. Homecoming does look interesting, so I'll have to keep this author in mind.

maig 13, 2018, 5:27 am

Next up: Masks by John Vornholt. Registered by bookstogive.

maig 19, 2018, 9:06 pm

Masks was a good story.

Now reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Registered by judygreeneyes.

maig 19, 2018, 9:07 pm

>32 mathgirl40: I think you'd like it. I did, & a friend of mine did.

juny 2, 2018, 11:12 am

Forgot to report in! Now reading The Good German by Joseph Kanon. One of mine.

juny 23, 2018, 4:35 pm

OK, back from a road trip! Listened to The Final Detail by Harlan Coben. Actually, I'd listened to the first few chapters of this on a trip last fall, but somehow never finished it. So, we just started over & listened to the whole thing this time. Registered by booklady331.

Now listening to Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West. Registered by bookczuk.

Also reading Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. Registered by perryfran.

jul. 1, 2018, 12:14 am

Just finished The Short Forever by Stuart Woods. Registered by booklady331.

Next up: The Glory That Was by L. Sprague de Camp. One of mine.

jul. 1, 2018, 3:36 pm

>34 iwillrejoice: I loved The Glass Castle. After reading it, it really stayed in my thoughts for a long time.

jul. 2, 2018, 1:05 am

>39 mathgirl40: Those parents were so awful.

Editat: jul. 6, 2018, 3:23 am

Well, I've got 2 going now. The Robber Bridegroom by Eudora Welty, registered by ReallyBookish, & Good News by Edward Abbey, registered by innae.

jul. 10, 2018, 9:56 pm

>40 iwillrejoice: No kidding. Throughout the book, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at their actions.

jul. 22, 2018, 1:16 pm

Forgot to report in! Now reading Sky Burial by Xinran. One of mine.

Editat: jul. 26, 2018, 4:35 pm

Next up: The Greatest Evil by William X. Kienzle. Registered by bookstogive.

ag. 3, 2018, 9:49 am

Now reading Sick of Shadows by Marion Chesney. One of mine (which I shouldn't be reading right now, but I couldn't resist).

ag. 7, 2018, 12:29 am

Next up: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. Registered by NancyNova.

ag. 8, 2018, 10:55 am

Also reading Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott. One of mine.

ag. 12, 2018, 2:40 pm

Now reading The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide. Registered by NancyNova.

ag. 12, 2018, 10:43 pm

>48 iwillrejoice: That's a good one. I got it from another BookCrosser too.

ag. 12, 2018, 11:53 pm

>49 gypsysmom: I'm enjoying it, so far. Thanks for the recommendation!

ag. 20, 2018, 8:50 pm

Next up: Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje. A rather weird autobiograpy, registered by dotdot.

ag. 30, 2018, 8:56 pm

Just finished Quantum Leap: Odyssey by Barbara E. Walton. Registered by thegoaliegirl.

Next up: A Highland Christmas by M. C. Beaton. Also registered by thegoaliegirl.

ag. 31, 2018, 10:00 pm

>43 iwillrejoice: I'm just catching up with all the threads now and saw this post. I really liked Sky Burial and I have fond memories of it, as it's one of the first books I received from another member right after I joined BookCrossing. I recall how excited I was to get a book in the mail. It's still exciting, even after 8 years of BookCrossing. :)

set. 1, 2018, 11:16 am

>53 mathgirl40: Agreed! It's like a little Christmas present!

set. 1, 2018, 6:19 pm

Now reading His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester by Jeane Westin. Registered by AlterEgoZoe.

set. 3, 2018, 4:29 am

Well, I have to lay His Last Letter aside to read a book ray book that arrived; The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley. Registered by Ythan.

set. 17, 2018, 10:23 am

Reporting in. Recently I've read Breakfast at Stephanie's by Sue Margolis. And now starting The Good Women of China by Xinran. Both my own.

set. 19, 2018, 10:38 pm

I liked The Good Women of China a lot but I liked Sky Burial even better. It was also one of the first BC books I'd received from a bookring, so I have fond memories of it.

oct. 2, 2018, 10:00 am

Next up: Impact by Douglas Preston. One of mine.

oct. 11, 2018, 4:35 am

Now reading The Lilies of the Field by William E. Barrett. One of mine.

oct. 12, 2018, 12:05 pm

Next up: Into Love and Out Again by Elinor Lipman. One of mine.

oct. 14, 2018, 1:37 pm

Now reading Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. One of mine.

oct. 17, 2018, 9:39 pm

Good progress so far this month!

oct. 18, 2018, 7:30 am

oct. 21, 2018, 7:32 pm

Just starting June Bug by Chris Fabry. Registered by Badgerjim.

oct. 27, 2018, 11:44 am

Now reading Jemima J by Jane Green. One of mine.

Editat: nov. 2, 2018, 8:31 am

Just started Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto. Registered by Caridad.

nov. 1, 2018, 9:16 pm

>67 iwillrejoice: I hope you enjoy it. I've not read this one, but I really liked Kitchen by the same author.

nov. 2, 2018, 8:32 am

>68 mathgirl40: Withholding judgment until I'm further along...

nov. 12, 2018, 10:38 am

Well, got a lot of reading &/or culling done the last 10 days.

Read & crossed Death of an Addict by M. C. Beaton registered by BooksandMusic.

Passed along Summer of Glorious Madness by Christy Yorke, registered by Bulan-Purnama, & Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, registered by rem_LovesOU (already read this).

Read & registered I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley. One of mine.

And currently reading I Thought My Father Was God by Paul Auster & Stop the Thyroid Madness by Janie A. Bowthorpe. Both my own books.

Amazing what you can do when cooped up for 10 days.

nov. 13, 2018, 11:35 am

Next up: Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M. C. Beaton. Registered by AngelChild.

nov. 17, 2018, 12:53 am

Now reading Death of a Glutton by M. C. Beaton. Registered by bookfrogster.

nov. 18, 2018, 7:08 am

Next: Death of a Dentist by M. C. Beaton. Registered by mathgirl40.

Editat: nov. 25, 2018, 1:10 am

Now reading: The Jasmine Moon Murder by Laura Childs. Registered by JosieRivers.

nov. 30, 2018, 8:55 pm

>73 iwillrejoice: Nice to see one of mine pop up here in this forum. :)

It's been a while since I've read a Hamish Macbeth mystery. I should get back to the series!

des. 1, 2018, 4:36 pm

>75 mathgirl40: I enjoy them. Thanks for sharing!

des. 1, 2018, 4:37 pm

Now reading: Stone Cold by David Baldacci. Registered by bookstogive.

des. 13, 2018, 12:08 am

Forgot to mention, now reading Love, Lies, and Liquor by M. C. Beaton. Registered by eponine38.

des. 14, 2018, 12:18 am

Next up: The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley. Registered by Ythan.

des. 31, 2018, 12:55 am

Last book of the year: The Earl and the Pickpocket by Helen Dickson. Registered by Southernfryed.

This year was the best I've done in passing books along. Even if I didn't quite meet my goal.