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January Goals and Progress

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gen. 3, 2019, 10:06 pm

Sorry I am late with setting up our January thread! I've been very busy this week with family and friends visiting, so it's all been good. Now things are settling down, so maybe I will finally get a chance to do my LT updates.

Tell us what you have planned for January, and then come back and let us know about your progress!

Editat: gen. 3, 2019, 10:08 pm

I have two main important goals for January. One is to finish a book from the Favourite Book of 2018 roundabout and send it along (actually, to Amaryllys, who is also part of this group). The second is to finish my first book from the Favourite Book of 2019 roundabout and send that along as well.

gen. 4, 2019, 5:04 pm

I am going to aim for 10 (more realistic goal 8) with at least 1 1001 book registered last year and a book from before 2017. Had a good start to the month, but back to work on Monday, so reading will drop back.

gen. 5, 2019, 6:20 pm

I am going to try to read 1 ABC book, 1 book registered in 2009, and 2 gift books.

gen. 10, 2019, 10:12 am

>3 soffitta1: >4 gypsysmom: Good luck with your January plans!

I am off to a good start so far:
- finally set up my 2019 thread
- finished an ABC book, the one from the 2018 roundabout
- reread an old book from my shelves and sent it off to another BCer

gen. 11, 2019, 2:05 pm

My main goal for this year is to get through as many of the BC TBR books as I can that are currently in my possession (that would be about 25!).

Editat: gen. 12, 2019, 4:55 pm

My goal for January is just to have fun reading. I did finish a little over my 75-book goal for 2018 so I'm on track to do the same for 2019.

I'll continue to host the TIOLI challenges on the 75-book group for the foreseeable future. I plan on having fun with that as well.

This month I've started off with reading books about kids. I didn't plan it that way! Now I'm reading The Wild Things about eight-year-old Max. I just today finished Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel because I wanted to know who Artemis Fowl was. He's a twelve-year-old genius! Now I'm reading a teen novel about Artemis Fowl It's called The Eternity Code. I guess Artemis is the same age in both books! :)

So...no requirements, just relax and enjoy!

Editat: gen. 22, 2019, 10:27 pm

>6 jessibud2: Good luck with your goal!

>7 SqueakyChu: "Have fun reading" is a terrific goal. I recall reading Artemis Fowl alongside my kids, a long time ago. It's a fun series.

I finished another ABC book, Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris, which I enjoyed very much.

gen. 23, 2019, 10:57 am

>8 mathgirl40: I couldn't think of another goal, but I'm reading some great stuff this month, so that was a good as any! I'm currently reading The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by the Ethiopian immigrant to the US, Dinaw Mengestu. I am blown away by his sensitive writing. HIGHLY recommended!

gen. 23, 2019, 6:12 pm

I've now met my goal for January and I've got a week left. (Is it just me or does January seem like the longest month of the year? Other months with 31 days seem to go by fast enough but, for me, January lingers on like a bad smell.)

gen. 30, 2019, 9:43 pm

>9 SqueakyChu: Thanks for the recommendation. I'll make a note of this author.

>10 gypsysmom: Congratulations for making your January goal! I'm getting tired of this January weather. I just came from a book club meeting and the windchill value was -38 Celsius outside.

Editat: gen. 30, 2019, 10:44 pm

Tomorrow's the end of the month...and I succeeded in my goal. I had fun reading. I did NOT have fun just now trying to figure out how to log on to the Social Security website to file our Employers W2 and W3 forms.

I'm now reading Bella by Steve Piacente. It is always a pleasure to read this author's work because he is a local author whom I know in person and who self-publishes...and his writing is SOOOO sharp. This book is about a woman who contacted a news reporter to get the true scoop of what happened to her husband in a war zone. From what I read about the book, she is going to be a terror. I can't wait to read what happens. The author himself was once a news reporter, but went on to even better things in his career.

I'm guessing it's cold everywhere. Tonight in Rockville, Maryland, USA, it will go down to 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Yikes!

You have to see this. It's cute. For my TIOLI challenge for February I asked my challengers to read a book that would appropriately caption a hamster picture.

gen. 31, 2019, 7:34 am

>12 SqueakyChu: Cute photo! I'll be interested in seeing what titles are proposed. My current read, The Dictionary of Animal Languages, might help us figure out what the hamster's really saying. :)

Editat: gen. 31, 2019, 2:43 pm

>13 mathgirl40: The titles submitted are already posted on this page under challenge #1.

That would be a great book to read for my challenge! Haha!

feb. 7, 2019, 9:04 pm

>14 SqueakyChu: Those titles are hilarious! I especially like Never Let Me Go, which is also one of my very favourite books. Your challenges look like a lot of fun. Honestly, I'd be very tempted to join, except that I can barely keep up with the ones in the Category Challenge group, where I usually hang out.

Editat: feb. 7, 2019, 9:32 pm

>15 mathgirl40:. I used to do the Category Chalkenge! That’s a fun one. I actually created the TIOLI chalenges because I didn’t want to be *required* to read anything. In the TIOLI challenges, we can quit reading any book we don’t want to finish with no guilt! :D. There are also no requirements for how many books to read. The idea of it really was to try to get people to share some reads and talk together. It’s really very laid back.