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#121  Dazrin 05-13-2020, 02:15 AM
I have been able to read only one book since the middle of March and it was one I've read several times before.

I was first in line for the new Murderbot book from my library and had to return it unread (I returned it early since I knew I wasn't going to be able to get to it.)

Oh well, much more snuggle time with my 3 y.o.
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#122  astrangerhere 05-13-2020, 09:42 AM
Quote Dazrin
I have been able to read only one book since the middle of March and it was one I've read several times before.

I was first in line for the new Murderbot book from my library and had to return it unread (I returned it early since I knew I wasn't going to be able to get to it.)

Oh well, much more snuggle time with my 3 y.o.
I am seeing this from a lot of avid readers. Either kids are cutting out the reading time or anxiety is.
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#123  HLS 05-15-2020, 07:39 PM
I am on track with my goal. I want to read 40-50 books and I am on book 19 for the year. If it Bleeds. So far I am lucky I had not had readers block. As I read I have books floating in my brain that I want to read soon and in general, I know what I want to read next by the time a book is finished.

All so far were very good except for Devoted and Life Expectancy both by Dean Koontz. They were so boring it was painful to read. The best so far I highly recommend is Enter Night, Genius Plague and Carrion Comfort

Books read so far this year.

1) The Guardian by John Grisham (started around Christmas 2019 finished 2020)

2. Genius Plague by David Walton

3. The Exorcist.

4. The Dead Zone-Stephen King

5. Sunburn by Laura Lippman

6. Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

7. The Secret Commonwealth by Phillip Pullman

8. Life Expectancy- Dean Koontz I quit at 52% for it was a horrible book

9. 4th of July- Womans Murder Club -James Patterson

10. Little Fires Everywhere- Celeste Ng

11. The Girl Who Played With Fire- Stieg Larsson

12. The Deep- Alma Katsu

13. Enter Night - Michael Rowe ( wow a great book!)

14. Ninth House - Leigh Bardugo ( now reading)

15. Gutshot- Amelia Gray

16. Texas Outlaw- James Patterson

17. Devoted- Dean Koontz Started 05/01/2020 finished 05/07/2020 God awful book.

18. The Shining- Stephen King. Started 05/07/2020 finished 05/15/2020

19. If it Bleeds-Stephen King. Started 05/15/2020
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#124  Tarana 06-01-2020, 12:04 AM
I've continued to meet my 3,000 pages read monthly including this month. I'm still behind on the other 3 goals (way behind on TBR for ebooks!).
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#125  pdurrant 06-01-2020, 02:11 AM
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A few days into May, my TBR is at 979!

That's 20 down on the start of the year. I've managed to get my buying under control. For a couple of months, anyway.
My TBR is now 30 down on the start of the year. But the big jump is because I've put off some purchases of magazines. So I don't expect to do so well this month.
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#126  Luffy 06-01-2020, 05:35 AM
I've been reading a book with 920 pages. It slowed me down for the Month of May. I need only two days to finish said book.
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#127  Byrdie 06-01-2020, 02:26 PM
Spent a week without internet, I am now ahead of my goal by 8 books. Officially ... I also binged on Harry Potter fan fiction so if they counted it'd probably be twice that many. But I am behind on other goals, such as finishing the Miss Marple books, buying fewer books, and decreasing the TBR stack. :sigh: Win some, lose some I guess.
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#128  Rumpelteazer 06-03-2020, 05:09 AM
The first three weeks of May were good reading weeks. I was averaging 100 pages a day. Which is great compared to the last eight months. But during the last week life happened and I was reading a slow book. So I didn't manage to keep up the 100 pages a day.

I am very happy with my recent reading choices. Except for that last book I really liked all of them. That last book was still okay.

I did manage to finish the four series I wanted to. So now I'm going to focus on all the series I need to catch up on and other recent releases.
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#129  astrangerhere 06-03-2020, 08:04 AM
Through the end of May 2020:

Goals:

Length Goals:
Total Books: 50 (stretch goal of 75) | Total Pages: 25,000 | ETBR Reduction: 25 | PTBR Reduction: 10
Substantive Goals:
Read at least 51% non-American authors | Read more female/nonbinary authors than male | Read at least 52 short stories | Read at least 10 of the New Leaf Book Club/Literary Book Club selections

Cumulative 2020 Totals:

51 books - 102% of my goal (68% of stretch) - GOAL MET / Stretch Goal On Target
32 short stories - 75% of my goal - On Target
16301 pages - 65% of my goal - On Target
57% female/nonbinary authors / 43% male authors - On Target and 6% better than Jan-April
33% US authors / 67% non-US authors - On Target
ETBR Reduction: Reduced by 15 - 60% of my goal - On Target
PTBR Reduction: Reduced by -14 - 10% of my goal - Way off target - my wife has been buying a few books a week from our local independent bookstore to support them while they are closed due to Covid-19. Good reason to be behind here. I am being a little unfair to myself counting all her purchases as mine, but we read together, so I will get to them... eventually.

Overall TBR Reduction - 7 - did not have a goal here, and this number took a big hit due to our paper book-buying right now.
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#130  Paperbackstash 06-05-2020, 11:21 PM
I did my plan of revisiting a local used bookstore now that it reopened. It's under new ownership since the end of last years apparently and they have the layout and old sign still up but seem to be moving things over. I don't have as much confidence in the new owners, maybe they're just still getting everything together, hopefully they can keep it afloat. The original owners had it 30 years but were past retirement age and the bookstore business is rough.
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