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#31  bookaho!ic 01-01-2019, 12:17 PM
Goal 75 books (but will probably be more)
Pass first exam on way to chartership (April 19)
try to not buy everything at 99p a book

Currently Reading
Our Kind of Cruelty - Araminta Hall

Read
Say Nothing - Brad Parks
The Missing Girl - Jenny Quintana
The Stranger Upstairs - Melanie Raabe
The Warning - Kathryn Croft
Closer - K L Slater
Haunted - Kelley Armstrong
Industrial Magic - Kelley Armstrong
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#32  applesauce 01-04-2019, 03:29 AM
I need to firm up my goals.
I read in 2018
168 Books
61,000 pages

for 2019 I am aiming for at least
100 books
40,000 pages

I feel far happier increasing my goals, rather than feeling like I am failing.

I binge entire series and or authors when I enjoy a book, which then blows out my TBR list.

My TBR list for 2019 is now well over 250 books. I have already decided unless it is a new release in a series or author I have read I will not add another book/author it to my 2019 TBR list, that is a huge goal for me.

I get super excited when I find a new author I want to read, I want to read them right now.

I plan to edit my general TBR list and remove items I will just never get around to.

To be ruthless about books I did not enjoy, and stop my push to finish a book and/or series I find I am hating. Again a huge goal for me, I have actually done this a handful of times in 2018, and it was so difficult for me.

To read at least 2, what I call Chick Lit books this year as I actually read one last year and loved it.

To seriously check out book clubs, the idea is so appealing to me, I just have a huge fear of the books that are selected and my love of reading not being sophisticated enough for them. So a brave step I hope I can make

I will edit this as I churn the ideas around.
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#33  kcladyz 01-07-2019, 07:28 PM
I finalized my 2019 reading list.


KOBO
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JUROR #3
THE DEAD ZONE
MODERAN
ARTEMIS
NOS4A2
CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE
ALONG CAME A SPIDER
THE BROKER
THE RUNAWAY JURY
WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS
The house next door ( james Patterson)
BirdBox
Moderan
Broken Monsters
Black book ( reading)

Kindle
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The reckoning ( finished)
Woman in the Window( finished)
The Regulators
Red Dragon ( reading)
3rd Degree ( Womans Murder Club)
Red Sparrow
The Da Vinci Code
The Heroin Diaries
Logans Run
The Andromeda Strain (reading)
Jurassic Park
Sloughterhouse five
My Sisters Grave
Expidition to Earth
Prelude to space
The Night Widow
The Deep
3rd Degree
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell

iBooks
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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm
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#34  sun surfer 01-10-2019, 08:11 AM
My goal is to read all twelve of the 2019 MR Lit Club selections.


January, Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti, Completed ✔︎

February, Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, Completed ✔︎

March, Eva Luna by Isabel Allende, Completed ✔︎

April, Journey without Maps by Graham Greene, Completed ✔︎

May, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Completed ✔︎

June, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, Completed ✔︎

July, A True Story by Lucian of Samosata, Completed ✔︎

August, Lies of Silence by Brian Moore, Completed ✔︎

September, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, Completed ✔︎

October, The Party by Elizabeth Day, Completed ✔︎

November, Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry, Completed ✔︎

December, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Completed ✔︎


Challenge completed!
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#35  jselby 01-14-2019, 02:59 PM
Setting my initial goal for this year at 12 books. I may add a learning related goal as well.

In Progress

Completed
  1. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend - Monks of New Skete
  2. Fluent Python - Luciano Ramalho
  3. Think Stats - Allen B. Downey
  4. Babylon's Ashes (The Expanse #6) - James S.A Corey
  5. Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries #2) - Martha Wells
  6. Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries #3) - Martha Wells
  7. Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries #4) - Martha Wells
  8. Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7) - Jame S.A. Corey
  9. The Last Wish (The Witcher #0.5) - Andrzej Sapkowski
  10. The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency #2) - John Scalzi
  11. Avondale (The Avondale #1) - Toby Neighbors
  12. The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick
  13. Dark Harvest - Norman Partridge
  14. The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury

Did Not Finish
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#36  rfog 01-17-2019, 09:07 AM
Goals: Finish the list of recommended books in "Nueva guía de lectura" from Miguel Barceló, and read more "classics", particularly re-reading some Dickens.

End of December and January
1.- Mundo Verne 20 Tercero del 2018 - Various
2.- Verne en la perla del Mediterráneo - Various
3.- Los viajes extraordinarios de Jules Verne - Various
4.- Les machines extraordinaires de Jules Verne - Jean Pierre Bouvet - in French!
5.- Laura. Viaje a través del cristal - George Sand
6.- Marea estelar - Elevación de los Pupilos II - David Brin
7.- El día de los trífidos (Barceló) - John Wyndham
8.- Viajes al centro de la tierra - Eduardo Martínez de Pisón
9.- Los tiempos del odio - Bruna Husky III - Rosa Montero
10.- Más que humano (Barceló) - Theodore Sturgeon
11.- El desaparecido (or América) (Classic) - Franz Kafka
12.- Hechos científicos en la Biblia - Ray Comfort
13.- Mercaderes del espacio (Barceló) - Pohl/Kornbluth
14.- Un capitán de quince años - Verne
15.- Soy leyenda (Barceló) - Richard Matheson
16.- Universo de locos (Barceló) - Frederic Brown
17.- Un caso de conciencia (Barceló) - James Blish
18.- El proceso (Classics) - Franz Kafka

February
19.- Venus más X (Barceló) - Theodore Sturgeon
20.- Moby Dick (Classics) - Hermann Melville
21.- Las tribulaciones de un chino en China (Leer a Verne) - Verne
22.- The improbability principle - David J. Hand
23.- Graphiclassic Nº 1: Moby Dick - Various
24.- Dickens (biography, classics) - José Méndez Herrera
25.- El castillo (Classics) - Franz Kafka
26.- La Luna es una cruel amante (Barceló) - Robert A. Heinlein
27.- La isla del tesoro (Classics) - RLS
28.- Picnic junto al camino (Barceló) - Hermanos Strugatski

March
29.- Jot Down: Cien películas imprescindibles de ciencia ficción - VVAA
30.- Graphiclassic Nº 2: La isla del tesoro - VVAA
31.- La rebelión de los pupilos - Elevación III (Barceló) - David Brin
32.- Tres hombres en una barca - Jerome K. Jerome
33.- El día del juicio final - Historiadores de Oxford I (Barceló) - Connie Willis
34.- Por no mencionar al perro - Historiadores de Oxford II (Barceló) - Connie Willis - POMM
35.- Las doce moradas del viento (Barceló) - Ursula K. Le Gin
36.- Los papeles del Club Pickwick (Classics) - Dickens
37.- Varios cuentos (Classics) - Kafka
38.- Donde solían cantar los dulces pájaros (Barceló) - Kate Wilhelm
39.- Dos años de vacaciones - Verne
40.- Ad Astra - Starship Satori I - Kevin McLauglin

April
41.- El apagón - Historiadores de Oxford III (Barceló) - Connie Willis
42.- The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein - Farah Mendlesohn
43.- Cese de alerta - Historiadores de Oxford y IV (Barceló) - Connie Willis
44.- La telaraña entre los mundos (Barceló) - Charles Sheffield
45.- Una luz extraña (Barceló) - Nancy Kress
46.- La vida intelectual en la América Española - Vicente G. Quesada
47.- Stellar legacy . Starship Satori II - Kevin McLauglin
48.- Deep Waters - Starship Satori III - Kevin McLauglin
49.- Ensayo de los deberes de los casados - María Josefa Acebedo de Gómez
50.- Breve historia de la vida cotidiana del Imperio romano - Lucía Avial Chicharrro

May
51.- Baen Nonficition 2011
52.- Training for war - Tom Kratman
53.- Baen Free Stories 2011
54.- Octavia Gone - Alex Benedict VIII - Jack McDevitt
55.- Los asquerosos - Santiago Lorenzo
56.- Analog SFF May/June 2019
57.- Las aventuras de Oliverio Twist (Classics) - Charles Dickens
58.- Free Baen Nonfiction 2012
59.- El diamante de Moonfleet (Classics) - John Meade Falkner
60.- No plan survives contact - Starship Satori IV - Kevin McLauglin
61.- Liberty - Starship Satori V - Kevin McLauglin

June
62.- Una historia de España - Pérez-Reverte
63.- Sol Invicto (POMM) - M. C. Mendoza
64.- En la estación Basilisco - Honor Harrington I - Weber
65.- Escuela de robinsones - Verne
66.- Marea estelar - Universo heredado I - Charles Sheffield
67.- Graphiclassics número 5: H. G. Wells
68.- El honor de la reina - Honor Harrington II - David Weber
69.- Start here: Prime Palaver - Eric Flint
70.- La teoría del todo - Stephen Hawking
71.- Inteligencia Artificial - Margaret A. Borden

July
71.- The Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction
72.- El anacronópete - La metempsícosis - Viaje a China - Enrique Gaspar y Rimbau
73.- Científico-Novelesca 02 - Viajes planetarios II - Del océano a Venus - Capitán Ignotus
74.- Las violetas del Círculo Sherlock - Mariano F. Urresti
76.- La Luna y el Sol - McIntyre
77.- El Adepto de la Reina - El Adepto de la Reina I - Rodolfo Martínez
78.- Robur el conquistador - Verne
79.- Una guerra breve y triunfal - Honor Harrington III - David Weber
80.- Los rostros del pasado - El Adepto de la Reina II - Rodolfo Martínez y Felicidad Martínez
81.- Campo de deshonor - Honor Harrington IV - David Weber

August
82.- Cosmo - Gregory Bendford
83.- El jardín de la memoria - El adepto de la reina III - Rodolfo Martínez
84.- Esbozos, por Boz - Charles Dickens
85.- Dueño del mundo - Jules Verne
86.- La sombra del adepto - El adepto de la reina y IV - Rodolfo Martínez
87.- The Legacy Code Programmer’s Toolbox - Jonathan Boccara
88.- Aventuras del capitán Hatteras- Jules Verne
89.- Cinco semanas en globo - Jules Verne
90.- Bandera en el exilio - Honor Harrington V - David Weber
91.- Entre enemigos - Honor Harrington VI - David Weber
92.- Memorias de un ingeniero - Alfredo de Hoces

September
93.- Danza de tinieblas - Crónica de tinieblas I - Eduardo Vaquerizo
94.- Viaje al centro de la Tierra - Jules Verne
95.- Analog SFF September-October 2019
96.- Asimov’s September-October 2019
97.- En manos enemigas - Honor Harrington VII - David Weber
98.- Ecos de honor - Honor Harrington VIII - David Weber

October
99.- Memoria de tinieblas - Crónica de tinieblas II- Eduardo Vaquerizo
100.- Pórtico - Heechees I - Frederik Pohl
101.- Tras en incierto horizonte - Heechees II - Frederik Pohl

November
103.- La tienda - Stephen King
104.- Tras el incierto horizonte, Heeches II
105.- El encuentro, Heechees III
106.- Loba negra. Gómez-Jurado
107.- Viaje por el Guadalquivir y su historia, Juan Eslava Galán (no terminado)
108.- En las antípodas, Bill Bryson
109.- Asimov’s SF November-December 2019 (salteado, muy malo)
110.- Tránsito, Connie Willis
111.- Tres enanos y pico, Ángel Sanchidrián
112.- Trafalgar, Angélica Gorodischer

December
113.- Los anales de los Heechees, Heechees IV, Paul Anderson
114.- Los exploradores de Pórtico, Heechees V, Paul Anderson
115.- Luna nueva, Luna I, Ian McDonald
116.- Cinco semanas en globo
117.- Viaje al centro de la tierra
118.- Los ingleses en el polo norte
119.- El desierto de hielo
120.- Sentados en el suelo, Connie Willis
121.- La pequeña Dorrit
122.- Luna de lobos - Luna II - Ian McDonald
123.- Platón y Aristóteles - Fernando Sabater
124.- Luna ascendente - Luna y III - Ian McDonald
125.- En torno a Galileo - José Ortega y Gasset

Abandoned:
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Apocalipsis - Stephen King (Read the part I wanted to read)
Mutante (Barceló) - Hally Kuttner (Nonsense to me)
Las estrellas mi destino (Barceló) - Bester (no, other about telepathy no)
Las sirenas de Titán (Barceló) - Vonnegut (Nonsense to me)
Peregrinación: el Libro del Pueblo (Barceló) - Henderson (¿Ciencia ficción "pastoral"? ¿Qué me estás container?)
Qué difícil es ser Dios (Barceló)
Todos sobre Zanzíbar (Barceló)
Incordie a Jack Barron (Barceló)
Tiempo de cambios (Barceló)
La opción (Barceló)
Empotrados (Barceló)
El nombre del mundo es Bsoque (Barceló)
Muerte de La Luz (Barceló)
Serpiente de sueño (Barceló)
Rito de cortejo (Barceló)
Las puertas de Anubis (Barceló)
El cartero (Barceló)
Santiago: un mito del lejano futuro (Barceló)
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#37  Fbone 01-20-2019, 05:25 PM
My challenge is to read every book I bought with money starting from 2012.

I started 2019 with 27 unread purchases.

As of January 20th I have 26 unread.
As of January 31st I have 24 unread.
As of February 15th I have 21 unread.
As of February 28th I have 20 unread.
As of April 24th I have 19 unread.
As of May 2nd I have 17 unread.
As of June 9th I have 16 unread.
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#38  CharredScribe 04-07-2019, 07:47 AM
Joining very late this year, but my goal is to read 50 books and to track them.

January-April
1. White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway
2. Ripper by Isabel Allende
3. Gallows View by Peter Robinson
4. A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson
5. A Necessary End by Peter Robinson
6. Hanging Valley by Peter Robinson
7. Past Reason Hated by Peter Robinson
8. Blood & Sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

May-September
9. Wednesday's Child by Peter Robinson
10. Final Account by Peter Robinson
11. Innocent Graves by Peter Robinson
12. Blood at the Root by Peter Robinson
13. In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson
14. Cold is the Grave by Peter Robinson
15. Aftermath by Peter Robinson
16. Close to Home by Peter Robinson
17. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
18. The Binding by Bridget Collins
19. The Cobra Event by Richard Preston
20. Playing with Fire by Peter Robinson
21. Strange Affair by Peter Robinson
22. Piece of My Heart by Peter Robinson
23. Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
24. Friend of the Devil by Peter Robinson
25. All the Colours of Darkness by Peter Robinson
26. Bad Boy by Peter Robinson

October
27. To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
28. One False Move by Robert Goddard
29. The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
30. Norwegian By Night by Derek B. Miller
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#39  Timboli 04-07-2019, 10:44 AM
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After a few slow years (2017 and 2018 only being 10 & 12 books respectively), I am back on track this year for a more reasonable number for me. Currently on my 26th book, plus some leftovers.

Please note, the number in square brackets is the total I have read by that author (since keeping a list).

HC = Hardcover. Pb = Paperback. PCF = PC file (ebook). TRA = Trade (large paperback).

UPPERCASE means novel.
Titlecase is a novella or short story (single ebook), or a short story from a book of them.

2009
3 - RAFAEL SABATINI [32] - HEROIC LIVES - HC - 7-Jan-09 --> 27-Apr-19
Spoiler Warning below






3-1 Rafael Sabatini ... Lionheart - HEROIC LIVES 7-Jan-09 --> 7-Jan-09
3-2 Rafael Sabatini ... The Bridegroom Of Poverty - HEROIC LIVES 12-Jul-09 --> 14-Jul-09
3-3 Rafael Sabatini ... Joan The Maid - HEROIC LIVES 7-Oct-09 --> 9-Oct-09
3-4 Rafael Sabatini ... Sir Walter Ralegh - HEROIC LIVES 15-Apr-19 --> 15-Apr-19
3-5 Rafael Sabatini ... Vice-Admiral, Lord Nelson - HEROIC LIVES 23-Apr-19 --> 23-Apr-19
3-6 Rafael Sabatini ... The Lady-In-Chief - HEROIC LIVES 27-Apr-19 --> 27-Apr-19
2014
14 - SHAWN SPEAKMAN [01] - UNFETTERED - Tales By Masters Of Fantasy - PCF - 11-Mar-14 --> still reading
Spoiler Warning below






14-1 Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson ... River Of Souls - UNFETTERED 11-Mar-14 --> 11-Mar-14
14-2 Terry Brooks ... Imaginary Friends - UNFETTERED 21-May-19 --> 21-May-19
14-3 Terry Brooks ... Walker And The Shade Of Allanon - UNFETTERED 23-May-19 --> 23-May-19
2018
10 - TERRY BROOKS [06] - ISLE WITCH - Pb - DEC'18 --> 3-Feb-19
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NOTE - A return to reading Terry Brooks after a 19 year gap.
11 - MARTIN CLUNES [01] - A DOG'S LIFE - HC - 26-Dec-18 --> still reading
12 - ROBERT GALBRAITH (J. K. ROWLING) [04] [13] - LETHAL WHITE - TRA - 28-Dec-18 --> 10-Jan-19

2019
1 - TERRY BROOKS [07] - ANTRAX - Pb - 3-Feb-19 --> 5-Feb-19
2 - TERRY BROOKS [08] - MORGAWR - Pb - 6-Feb-19 --> 10-Feb-19
3 - VAL McDERMID [06] - DISTANT ECHO, THE - PCF - 11-Feb-19 --> 14-Feb-19
4 - VAL McDERMID [07] - A DARKER DOMAIN - PCF - 15-Feb-19 --> 20-Feb-19
5 - SANDRA BROWN & C. J. BOX [01] & [28] - Honor & ... - PCF - 21-Feb-19 --> 21-Feb-19
6 - TERRY BROOKS [09] - RUNNING WITH THE DEMON - TRA - 22-Feb-19 --> 1-Mar-19
7 - TERRY BROOKS [10] - A KNIGHT OF THE WORD - HC - 2-Mar-19 --> 4-Mar-19
8 - TERRY BROOKS [11] - ANGEL FIRE EAST - TRA - 7-Mar-19 --> 12-Mar-19
9 - TERRY BROOKS [12] - Warrior - PCF - 14-Mar-19 --> 16-Mar-19
10 - C. J. BOX [29] - PARADISE VALLEY - PCF - 17-Mar-19 --> 21-Mar-19
11 - VAL McDERMID [08] - BENEATH THE BLEEDING - PCF - 22-Mar-19 --> 25-Mar-19
12 - VAL McDERMID [09] - DEAD BEAT - PCF - 25-Mar-19 --> 31-Mar-19
13 - TERRY BROOKS [13] - JARKA RUUS - Pb - 1-Apr-19 --> 5-Apr-19
14 - TERRY BROOKS [14] - TANEQUIL - Pb - 5-Apr-19 --> 9-Apr-19
15 - TERRY BROOKS [15] - STRAKEN - Pb - 9-Apr-19 --> 11-Apr-19
16 - AGATHA CHRISTIE [88] - ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER - Pb - 11-Apr-19 --> 12-Apr-19
17 - VAL McDERMID [10] - KICK BACK - PCF - 12-Apr-19 --> 15-Apr-19
18 - TERRY PRATCHETT [57] - A BLINK OF THE SCREEN - TRA - 15-Apr-19 --> 26-Apr-19
19 - C. J. BOX [30] - THE DISAPPEARED - PCF - 28-Apr-19 --> 30-Apr-19
20 - VAL McDERMID [11] - FEVER OF THE BONE - PCF - 30-Apr-19 --> 1-May-19
21 - TERRY BROOKS [16] - ARMAGEDDON'S CHILDREN - TRA - 2-May-19 --> 10-May-19
22 - TERRY BROOKS [17] - THE ELVES OF CINTRA - TRA - 10-May-19 --> 14-May-19
23 - TERRY BROOKS [18] - THE GYPSY MORPH - Pb - 14-May-19 --> 20-May-19
24 - VAL McDERMID [12] - THE RETRIBUTION - PCF - 24-May-19 --> 26-May-19
25 - VAL McDERMID [13] - CROSS AND BURN - PCF - 27-May-19 --> 29-May-19
26 - SHAWN SPEAKMAN [02] - UNFETTERED III - PCF - 30-May-19 --> currently reading
Spoiler Warning below






26-1 Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson ... A Fire Within The Ways - UNFETTERED III - 30-May-19 --> 14-Jun-19
27 - V.L. McDERMID [14] - REPORT FOR MURDER - PCF - 14-Jun-19 --> 16-Jun-19
28 - TERRY BROOKS [19] - BEARERS OF THE BLACK STAFF - TRA - 17-Jun-19 --> 19-Jun-19
29 - TERRY BROOKS [20] - THE MEASURE OF THE MAGIC - Pb - 19-Jun-19 --> 21-Jun-19
30 - VAL McDERMID [15] - SPLINTER THE SILENCE - PCF - 22-Jun-19 --> 24-Jun-19
31 - GEORGE R.R. MARTIN [06] - A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS - PCF - 24-Jun-19 --> 27-Jun-19
Spoiler Warning below






31-1 George R.R. Martin ... The Hedge Knight - KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS - 24-Jun-19 --> 24-Jun-19
31-2 George R.R. Martin ... The Sworn Sword - KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS - 25-Jun-19 --> 26-Jun-19
31-3 George R.R. Martin ... The Mystery Knight - KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS - 27-Jun-19 --> 27-Jun-19
32 - GEORGE R.R. MARTIN [07] - THE WORLD OF FIRE & ICE - PCF - 27-Jun-19 --> currently reading
33 - C. J. BOX [31] - WOLF PACK - PCF - 28-Jun-19 --> 2-Jul-19
34 - MARY RINEHART [1] - THE CIRCULAR STAIRCASE - PCF - 5-Jul-19 --> 10-Jul-19
35 - TERRY BROOKS [21] - THE FIRST KING OF SHANNARA - TRA - 14-Jul-19 --> 23-Jul-19 (re-read)
Spoiler Warning below






NOTE - I read this book 19.5 years ago and don't recall much going in, and it remained that way to the end ... very odd.
36 - TERRY BROOKS [22] - Allanon's Quest - PCF - 24-Jul-19 --> 24-Jul-19
37 - J. ROBERT KENNEDY [1] - THE PROTOCOL - PCF - 24-Jul-19 --> 25-Jul-19
38 - AGATHA CHRISTIE [89] - POSTERN OF FATE - Pb - 26-Jul-19 --> 30-Jul-19
39 - TERRY BROOKS [23] - THE SWORD OF SHANNARA - Pb - 31-Jul-19 --> 9-Aug-19 (re-read)
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NOTE - No idea when I last read this book, but perhaps it was only once and therefor in my late teens, some 40+ years ago. My more detailed records go back to around September '92, but were not truly accurate until May '93 and after. Any reading of the book predates those periods. In fact, I didn't read the next Terry Brooks novel until September '94, which was The Scions Of Shannara. The fact that I didn't re-read The Sword Of Shannara around that time as a refresher, tallies with me relying on my memory, which I always thought was pretty good back then with stories. But it may also be that I had reread it some years earlier, and felt the memory still strong enough ... certainly to avoid wasted time with another reread. Generally I was always hungry to read the next great book, and I would need significant motivation to waste time on a reread. I have never been one to reread even a brilliant book, in a short space of time, having felt I have pretty much taken it all in, minor elements perhaps aside. Then again, I would sometimes skim through a book, here and there to assist with memory, and perhaps reread part of the last chapter ... all done in less than half an hour, before starting the new book I was keen to read. In my earlier records, I only noted if I had read a book, not when and no grading was ever given ... at that point, I thought my memory was sufficient. There was also greater differences between the books I read back then ... now we have many more books in the same genres, and many seem very similar after a while ... at least for recalling.
INTERESTING EXTRA - By the look of it, this is a first edition paperback, and right in the middle is a color poster, folded in half to fit, which is a Brothers Hildebrandt picture of the questing party.

40 - TERRY BROOKS [24] - The Black Irix - PCF - 10-Aug-19 --> 10-Aug-19
00 - J. ROBERT KENNEDY - The James Acton Thrillers Series: Books 1-3 (Omnibus) - PCF
41 (00.2) - J. ROBERT KENNEDY [2] - BRASS MONKEY - PCF - 10-Aug-19 --> 13-Aug-19
42 - TERRY BROOKS [25] - THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA - Pb - 16-Aug-19 --> 23-Aug-19 (re-read)
43 (00.3) - J. ROBERT KENNEDY [3] - BROKEN DOVE - PCF - 24-Aug-19 --> 25-Aug-19
44 - TERRY BROOKS [26] - The Weapons Master's Choice - PCF - 26-Aug-19 --> 26-Aug-19
45 - TERRY BROOKS [27] - THE WISHSONG OF SHANNARA - Pb - 26-Aug-19 --> 1-Sep-19 (re-read)
46 - TERRY BROOKS [28] - Indomitable - LEGENDS II - Pb - 1-Sep-19 --> 2-Sep-19
47 - TERRY BROOKS [29] - THE DARK WRAITH OF SHANNARA (Graphic Novel) - TRA - 2-Sep-19 --> 4-Sep-19
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NOTE - I have a few reasons for re-reading The Shannara Trilogy. One for sure, is so the later written short stories I hadn't read, could be read properly in context. One of the other reasons, is so I could read it one more time, before getting the visuals of the TV series in my head. With so many other books in my library to read, and a limited lifespan, I doubt I will ever read the trilogy again. Another, is to get the context of the series within the broader series, especially now that it is finishing up for the most part. Especially as 40 years is a long time to remember much of something, and older age doesn't help.

48 - J. ROBERT KENNEDY [4] - THE TEMPLAR'S RELIC - PCF - 4-Sep-19 --> 7-Sep-19
49 - AGATHA CHRISTIE [90] - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - Pb - 7-Sep-19 --> 13-Sep-19
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49-1 Agatha Christie ... The Affair At The Victory Ball - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 7-Sep-19 --> 8-Sep-19
49-2 Agatha Christie ... The Adventure Of The Clapham Cook - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 8-Sep-19 --> 8-Sep-19
49-3 Agatha Christie ... The Cornish Mystery - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 9-Sep-19 --> 9-Sep-19
49-4 Agatha Christie ... The Adventure Of The Johnny Waverly - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 9-Sep-19 --> 9-Sep-19
49-5 Agatha Christie ... The Double Clue - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 10-Sep-19 --> 10-Sep-19
49-6 Agatha Christie ... The King Of Clubs - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 10-Sep-19 --> 10-Sep-19
49-7 Agatha Christie ... The Lemesurier Inheritance - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 11-Sep-19 --> 11-Sep-19
49-8 Agatha Christie ... The Lost Mine - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 11-Sep-19 --> 11-Sep-19
49-9 Agatha Christie ... The Plymouth Express - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 12-Sep-19 --> 12-Sep-19
49-10 Agatha Christie ... The Chocolate Box - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 12-Sep-19 --> 12-Sep-19
49-11 Agatha Christie ... The Submarine Plans - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 12-Sep-19 --> 12-Sep-19
49-12 Agatha Christie ... The Third-Floor Flat - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 12-Sep-19 --> 12-Sep-19
49-13 Agatha Christie ... Double Sin - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 12-Sep-19 --> 12-Sep-19
49-14 Agatha Christie ... The Market Basing Mystery - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 13-Sep-19 --> 13-Sep-19
49-15 Agatha Christie ... Wasps' Nest - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 13-Sep-19 --> 13-Sep-19
49-16 Agatha Christie ... The Veiled Lady - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 13-Sep-19 --> 13-Sep-19
49-17 Agatha Christie ... Problem At Sea - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 13-Sep-19 --> 13-Sep-19
49-18 Agatha Christie ... How Does Your Garden Grow? - POIROT'S EARLY CASES - 13-Sep-19 --> 13-Sep-19

50 - TERRY BROOKS [30] - THE SCIONS OF SHANNARA - Pb - 13-Sep-19 --> 17-Sep-19 (re-read)
51 - TERRY BROOKS [31] - THE DRUID OF SHANNARA - Pb - 17-Sep-19 --> 22-Sep-19 (re-read)
52 - TERRY BROOKS [32] - THE ELF QUEEN OF SHANNARA - Pb - 23-Sep-19 --> 24-Sep-19 (re-read)
53 - TERRY BROOKS [33] - THE TALISMANS OF SHANNARA - Pb - 24-Sep-19 --> 27-Sep-19 (re-read)
54 - AGATHA CHRISTIE [91] - MISS MARPLE'S FINAL CASES - Pb - 29-Sep-19 --> 30-Sep-19
55 - ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH [9] - THE GOOD HUSBAND OF ZEBRA DRIVE - HC - 1-Oct-19 --> 5-Oct-19
56 - ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH [10] - THE MIRACLE AT SPEEDY MOTORS - HC - 5-Oct-19 --> 8-Oct-19
57 - ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH [11] - TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT - TRA - 8-Oct-19 --> 13-Oct-19
58 - V.L. McDERMID [16] - COMMON MURDER - PCF - 13-Oct-19 --> 14-Oct-19
00 - J. ROBERT KENNEDY - The James Acton Thrillers Series: Books 4-6 (Omnibus) - PCF
59 - J. ROBERT KENNEDY [5] - FLAGS OF SIN - PCF - 15-Oct-19 --> 16-Oct-19
60 - ANDRZEJ SAPKOWSKI [1] - THE LAST WISH - TRA - 17-Oct-19 --> 23-Oct-19
61 - AGATHA CHRISTIE [92] - CURTAIN: POIROT'S LAST CASE - 24-Oct-19 --> 29-Oct-19
62 - J. ROBERT KENNEDY [6] - THE ARAB FALL - PCF - 30-Oct-19 --> 1-Nov-19
63 - V.L. McDERMID [17] - not yet --> currently reading
64 - TERRY BROOKS [34] - not yet -->
65 - AGATHA CHRISTIE [93] - SLEEPING MURDER - not yet -->

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How to read more books

I used to be quite a fast reader, some kind of speed reader I guess, really pushing the pace. Now I just go with the flow. I guess I lost the habit due to a back injury, where all I did was read and listen to music for about 16 months ... got heartily sick of both.
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