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Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:41 am

Arrow Do you have any reading goals for 2013?

Perhaps there's a certain number of books you want to read before the end of the year? ... or maybe it's a certain number of pages you'd like to read? ... perhaps it's a specific type of book or a set of books that you have your eye on (ha ha)?


Exclamation If so, grab a post and track your progress!


Please note that this isn't intended as a discussion thread as much as it is intended as a place for people to log and monitor their personal reading goals for 2013. Anyone is welcome to reserve a post in this thread and edit it with their reading goals and accomplishments at any time (just be sure to bookmark it for your own ease of reference... or ask a Knight to list it in this post for you).

Welcome! ... and happy reading! :3


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Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:43 am
Blazestorm's reading list, 2013:

Goal: 50 full books by the end of 2013
Tracking: books, authors, and whether or not I've read them on the Kindle or in traditional format (paperback / hardcover)

  • [ 01 ] -- The Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan. Softcover, 279 pages.
  • [ 02 ] -- The Titan's Curse, Rick Riordan. Softcover, 312 pages.
  • [ 03 ] -- Dragons of Spring Dawning (Dragonlance Chronicles, Book 3), Weis & Hickman. Kindle.
  • [ 04 ] -- The Battle of the Labyrinth, Rick Riordan. Softcover, 361 pages
  • [ 05 ] -- The Last Olympian, Rick Riordan. Softcover, 381 pages
  • [ 06 ] -- title and author withheld, softcover, 514 pages
  • [ 07 ] -- title and author withheld. Kindle.
  • [ 08 ] -- title and author withheld, kindle
  • [ 09 ] -- Shadowdance Trilogy: A Dance of Cloaks, David Dalglish
  • [ 10 ] -- All Through the Night, Mary Higgins Clark, softcover, 206 pages
  • [ 11 ] -- ElfQuest, vol.1: The Grand Quest, Wendy & Richard Pini, softcover small format graphic novel
  • [ 12 ] -- The Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare
  • [ 13 ] -- Shadowdance Trilogy: A Dance of Blades, David Dalglish
  • [ 14 ] -- Shadowdance Trilogy: A Dance of Death, David Dalglish
  • [ 15 ] -- Special Forces Unarmed Combat Guide, Martin J. Dougherty
  • [ 16 ] -- The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel
  • [ 17 ] -- -- I'm sure I missed at least one or two books from the list--
  • [ 18 ] -- Book of Five Rings, graphic novel
  • [ 19 ] -- Hagakure, The Code of the Samurai, Manga edition
  • [ 20 ] -- The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
  • [ 21 ] -- The Art of War for Women, Chin-Ning Chu
  • [ 22 ] -- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)
  • [ 23 ] -- Percy Jackson & the Olympians; The Demigod Files, Rick Riordan
  • [ 24 ] -- Quidditch Through the Ages, Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)
  • [ 25 ] -- The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
  • [ 26 ] -- Blood and Gold, Anne Rice
  • [ 27 ] -- Memnoch the Devil, Anne Rice
  • [ 28 ] -- An Imperfect Witch (Witch Central Series: Book 1), Debora Geary
  • [ 29 ] -- Realms of the Earth Angels, Doreen Virtue
  • [ 30 ] -- To Have and To Code (A Witch Central Romance), Debora Geary
  • [ 31 ] -- Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin
  • [ 32 ] -- The Four Agreements..., Don Miguel Ruiz
  • [ 33 ] -- Effective Martial Arts Training with no Equipment, Michael Matthews
  • [ 34 ] -- Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble..., HP Mallory
  • [ 35 ] -- Toil and Trouble..., HP Mallory
  • [ 36 ] -- Witchful Thinking..., HP Mallory
  • [ 37 ] -- Something Witchy This Way Comes..., HP Mallory
  • [ 38 ] -- Hunting Kat, Kelley Armstrong
  • [ 39 ] -- The Witch is Back..., HP Mallory
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Unfinished Reading List, 2013:
  • [ 1 ] -- The Warrior Lifestyle..., Bohdi Sanders
  • [ 2 ] -- A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare
  • [ 3 ] -- The Elfstones of Shanarra, Terry Brooks
  • [ 4 ] -- The Art of Peace, Morihei Ueshiba
  • [ 5 ] -- {reading/studying} Traditional Tang Soo Do Volume V Instructor's Manual, J.C. Shin
  • [ 6 ] -- {reading/teaching} The Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times, Susan Wise Bauer


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Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:45 am
Moon's Reading Goals:

I have no idea how much I wanted to read but since my art blog has got me doing a fair amount of project I wanted to start one for reading. This made me make:

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-Candide by Voltaire
-----Optimism
------Word Count: 1464

-The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Matsuo Basho
-----Matsuo Basho
------Word Count: 406

-Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
-----Memiors of Douglass
------Word Count: 594

-Death Star by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry
-----Intro Part 1
-----Word Count: 578
-----Intro Part 2
-----Word Count: 511
-----Darth Vader
------Word Count: 468
-----Final Thoughts
------Word Count: 500

-Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
-----Underground
------Word Count: 566

-The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov
-----Cherry Orchard
------Word Count: 516

-Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
-----We Are All Choking
------Word Count: 234

-The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Johnson
-----A Sense of Self
------Word Count: 770

-Quicksand by Nella Larsen
-----A Sense of Self
------Word Count: 770

-Mary Sue, What are you?
-----We Hate Women
-----Word Count: 791

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Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:06 am
I think I shall jump in on this, I think it's pretty sad that I haven't read much for books over the last few years. So I am going to say that for me personally I want to read 10 books for myself. And I want to read 3 books a day for my daughter.

Books for Keres -
1.Legacy of the Drow: Collectors edition; 1,077 pages total.
-- Prelude - pg 3-8 (I have read like two pages)
-- The Legacy - pg 11-248
-- Starless Night - pg 251-513
-- Siege of Darkness - pg 517-792
-- Passage to Dawn - pg 795-1077
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Books read for my daughter.
1-8-13
- Go Dog. Go. by P.D. Eastman
-And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street ( D: I just found out that like one of the last paragraphs have been ripped out.)
The Berenstains' B book
1-9-13
- Dora had a little lamb
1-11-13
the seals on the bus
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Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:13 am
I'm trying to read 20 different books by the end of the year myself Yes. I'll probably be rereading the Harry Potter books as part of it. I have 10 books in my room that I can read already. I'll probably get the other 10 from the library. I'll probably start on one tonight actually. All the books I read will probably be traditional books. I can't read books on the computer for some reason. I just calculated it in my head and I'll have to read 1 chapter a day for the first book to get it finished, which is easy considering the size XD. So, what do you mean by "full books"? A novel? I'll just list my first few books already and put starting dates next to them when I actually start them.

1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Started 1/8/13)
2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
8: Gulliver's Travels
9: The Wizard of Oz
10: The War of the Worlds
11: 'Salem's Lot
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Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:59 pm
Welcome guys! I've added you to the list of participants in the first post (with nifty links that lead to your posts too although I doubt you'll need that since you're all on the first page of the thread!).

Let's call the average book 350 pages ... at least for fantasy / science-fiction and similarly typed books. Other books will have different page counts (like textbooks, if you read them cover-to-cover ... eep?), but really, if you call it a book, it's a book... this is just a neat idea (imo, anyway) for you to track your reading goals for the year... to see what, exactly, you've read over the course of a year, or six months, or whatever...

And maybe in the process it will encourage people to read more or inspire people to read something different that they found on somebody else's list...

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Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:21 pm
*claims a post*

I have not decided yet how many pages or books I'd like to read this year. I also need to re read some stuff, so not sure if I should count those into my total.

Anyway, I'll have this post properly arranged when I decide on those things. :3

But I do like this idea a lot.

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Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:44 pm
Book Bo will read.

I'm aiming for 20 this year and if I read more, I read more. I'm just disappointed I no longer have Rebels: The Irish Rising of 1916, that is a book I'd like to read again.

1. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Paperback.
2. The Sign of The Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Paperback.
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Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:47 pm
I consider a book anything over 200 pages myself. Hey, I might read my textbooks and count them XD. Some are rather small, actually, so I could do it. I have this huge 2,000 page textbook though. I barely want to carry that thing, let alone read it.
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We have a lot of big books in the house Smile so I will be reading some good one. My hubbin is a avid reader and he loves to read big books and reads about 10 of them a year.
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Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:43 pm
A good number of my books are in the 400-500 range and an equally good number are in the 1,000-2,000 range.
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I think the majority of the books here are in that rage too. though we do have some very large books in house.
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Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:53 am
I am not sure how busy I will be with the semester, but I would like read more than I have been.

If you're curious about a particular book, feel free to ask me xD

My Reading Goal for 2013:

[1] - The Story of O by Anne Desclos under the pen name Pauline Réage
[2] - Omen of the Stars: The Fourth Apprentice by Erin Hunter
[3] - Omen of the Stars: Fading Echoes by Erin Hunter
[4] - Fifty Shades Freed by E L James
[5] - Secrets of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles #2) by Dorothy Hearst
[6] - Omen of the Stars: Night Whispers by Erin Hunter
[7] - Omen of the Stars: Sign of the Moon by Erin Hunter
[8] - Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
[9] - Omen of the Stars: The Forgotten Warrior by Erin Hunter
[10] - Omen of the Stars: The Last Hope by Erin Hunter
[11] - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
[12] - Eona by Allison Goodman
[13] - Year of the Guardian: Curse of Power by Lee Cross
[14] - How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal
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Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:01 am
I have a reading goal that has started this year but will probably take longer than a year to finish... I'm starting the process of reading all the books I own that I've never read... I hate seeing so many books on my shelves and in my boxes that I've never read or finished reading so I've decided this year is the year I'll start to fix that... Yes
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Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:03 am
I don't really have any reading goals, as I tend to read LOT, but I guess I can use this to keep track?

Actually, I do have a goal, I realized. I want to finish some of the books I started last year. It takes me forever to get through non-fiction, mostly because I stop to read more fun books (like the one I'm currently re-reading).

1. Decoy Princess by Dawn Cook (currently re-reading)[100%]
2. Are You the One for Me? by Barbara De Angelis [54%]
3. The Big Con by David Maurer [72%]
4. A First-Rate Madness by Nassir Ghaemi [41%]
5. Unmasking the Face by Paul Ekman and Wallace V. Frieson [31%]
6. Georgette Heyer's Regency World by Jennifer Kloester [4%]
7. The Ender's Hotel by Brandon R. Schrand[12%]
8. The Blood that Bonds by Christopher Buecheler [48%]
9. The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde [I'm not very far through this one, but I'm not reading in order.]
10. Anything by Christopher Pike or Terry Pratchett that comes out this year.
11. Want to catch up on C.E. Murphy, Jim Butcher, and Denise Hamilton.

Some of the books on my list aren't non-fiction, but they've been in my half-read pile for a while, or they're semi-fave authors that I haven't kept up with.

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My goal is to try and write 10,000 words every month on something I read ranging from books, essays, and poems.


I don't have a word count, but I want to write my behind off this year. I want some stories or novels or something to show for the year by the time it's over.

Do we have a thread to keep track of this too? Very Happy
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