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Category Archive: 50 books

Jan 01 2011

65 Books of 2010; 75 Books 2011

I don’t know if I can actually get to 75 books in one year, but I’m thinking it’s possible — I definitely can do 50 again, but I’ve got some longer books on my list than the discworld books were. Below are two lists — a recap of 2010, and a goal list for 2011. …

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Dec 30 2010

50 Book Challenge: 60-65

Week 52 As the year winds down, I’m posting the last brief reviews of books that I’ve read this year.  My initial challenge of 50 books in a year seemed daunting at first (a book a week?  Who has time?) yet I somehow did it, and I don’t even feel like I spent that much …

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Nov 13 2010

50 Book Challenge: 56-60

Week 45 56. Wintersmith – Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs This is a Tiffany Aching book. I didn’t care for this one as much as the previous Tiffany books, but I still really enjoyed it. I think the problem with the Tiffany series is that none of the Big Bads have been as compelling …

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Oct 17 2010

50 Book Challenge: 51-55

Working in an office, doing paperwork, so lots of time to listen to audiobooks. I dunno what I’m going to listen to when I’m done with Terry Pratchett. (It’s week 41) 51. The Wee Free Men – Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs This is the first of the Tiffany Aching books, which are theoretically …

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Oct 02 2010

50 Book Challenge: 46 – 50

It’s all over!  50 books in 39 weeks.  What’ll I do now? 46. Right Ho, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse In the last year or so, I watched all of Jeeves and Wooster, starring the delightful Fry and Laurie.  It should be noted that I am in love with both Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, and …

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Sep 20 2010

50 Book Challenge: 41-45

5 Books left! It is the end of week 37, and I have just finished book 45.  I feel like I should continue reviewing books I finish after the fifty, keep counting to see how many I finish, because 50 is now basically inevitable.  Maybe my challenge for next year will be to try to …

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Aug 23 2010

50 Book Challenge: 36-40

Welcome to Week 34, I’m through 40 books, so doing well.  Just 10 left to meet my goal. 36. Searching for Dragons – Patricia C. Wrede This is the second novel in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, and I enjoyed it quite a bit.  I find it interesting that the books are all written from a …

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Aug 10 2010

50 Books: A List

So, the reason I started this 50 books thing was because I had so many unread books that I had obtained in one way or another that I really wanted to read and that I hadn’t made time for.  There were, as of January, probably 80 unread books in my house.  Due to me being …

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Jul 30 2010

50 Book Challenge: 31-35

It is week 30! 31. Hogfather – Terry Pratchett, read by Nigel Planer I saw the BBC version of Hogfather and I loved it and it’s a large part of the reason I decided to actually read (listen to) the Discworld series.  I love Susan, she’s an excellent character.  Half Mary Poppins, half Death.  I …

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Jun 19 2010

50 Book Challenge: 26-30

It is the fate of all banisters worth sliding down that there is something nasty waiting at the far end. — Terry Pratchett We are coming to the end of Week 24/52 and I’ve read 30/50. I suspect it will be even slower from now on, I may start posting individually when I finish books …

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