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SchndlrsFist
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Here we go again. It's 2020 and time to reset the book reading challenge. Let's all try to read one book a week this year, but if that's too much just list whatever you read because reading is fun. Also, try to rate the books you finish from 1 to 10 so other people can see what might be a good book to pick up.

1) Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan - Scott Horton - 9/10
2) Currently Reading - Thunderbird (Miriam Black #4) - Chuck Wendig

1/5/2020 11:53:27 AM

qntmfred
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Would like to participate this year

1) Currently Reading: AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order - Kai-Fu Lee

1/5/2020 1:23:30 PM

SchndlrsFist
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^Welcome

1) Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan - Scott Horton - 9/10
2) Thunderbird (Miriam Black #4) - Chuck Wendig - 6/10
3) Currently Reading - The Raptor & the Wren (Miriam Black #5) - Chuck Wendig

1/7/2020 12:18:58 AM

thegoodlife3
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I’m in

1) Me Talk Pretty One Day- David Sedaris 6/10
2) Currently Reading: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire- Kurt Anderson

1/7/2020 1:08:06 AM

A Tanzarian
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Not going to make 52, but here I go:

1) The Great American Novel - Philip Roth - 8/10 (good chunks of it were 11/10)
2) Currently reading: Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World - Mark Pendergrast

1/11/2020 1:03:44 PM

SchndlrsFist
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1) Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan - Scott Horton - 9/10
2) Thunderbird (Miriam Black #4) - Chuck Wendig - 6/10
3) The Raptor & the Wren (Miriam Black #5) - Chuck Wendig - 6/10
4) Vultures (Miriam Black #6) - Chuck Wendig - 7/10
5) Currently Reading - Pile of Bones (The Legends of the First Empire 0.5) - Michael J. Sullivan

1/31/2020 1:42:24 PM

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1) Currently Reading - The Big Book of Classic Fantasy - Edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer


I just wanted to pop in here before the end of the first month. I'm still reading this same book I started nearly two months ago--It's a big ass book, plus I've had some distractions, like getting myself an Oculus Quest, which has taken up a fair chunk of my time. I'ma stay with this reading list, though.

1/31/2020 4:09:39 PM

A Tanzarian
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Not going to make 52, but here I go:

1) The Great American Novel - Philip Roth - 8/10 (good chunks of it were 11/10)
2) Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World - Mark Pendergrast - 7/10 (last third dragged)
3) Currently reading: To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemingway

2/4/2020 10:12:16 AM

rjrumfel
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1) All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr - 8/10
2) Currently reading Insomnia - Stephen King

I've got some catching up to do.

2/4/2020 1:07:08 PM

CalledToArms
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There is no way I can do 52 books in a year. For better or worse, I just do not have the time. But I do enjoy reading and squeeze it in as much as I can.

1) Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, the Flesh, and L.A.: Tales - Eve Babitz (7/10)
2) A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories - Lucia Berlin (9/10)
3) Currently Reading: I'll Give You The Sun - Jandy Nelson


[Edited on February 4, 2020 at 2:05 PM. Reason : ]

2/4/2020 2:04:04 PM

thegoodlife3
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1) Me Talk Pretty One Day- David Sedaris 6/10
2) Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire- Kurt Anderson 8/10
3) Currently Reading: The Cost Of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business- Wright Thompson

2/8/2020 4:36:32 PM

A Tanzarian
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Not going to make 52, but here I go:

1) The Great American Novel - Philip Roth - 8/10 (good chunks of it were 11/10)
2) Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World - Mark Pendergrast - 7/10 (last third dragged)
3) To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemingway - 8/10
4) Currently reading: Qualityland - Marc-Uwe Kling

2/11/2020 11:15:52 PM

SchndlrsFist
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1) Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan - Scott Horton - 9/10
2) Thunderbird (Miriam Black #4) - Chuck Wendig - 6/10
3) The Raptor & the Wren (Miriam Black #5) - Chuck Wendig - 6/10
4) Vultures (Miriam Black #6) - Chuck Wendig - 7/10
5) Pile of Bones (The Legends of the First Empire 0.5) - Michael J. Sullivan - 6/10
6) Currently Reading - Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway - Jonathan Parshall, Anthony Tully

2/17/2020 12:29:25 AM

thegoodlife3
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1) Me Talk Pretty One Day- David Sedaris 6/10
2) Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire- Kurt Anderson 8/10
3) The Cost Of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business- Wright Thompson 10/10
4) Currently Reading: Unfamiliar Fishes- Sarah Vowell

2/18/2020 11:03:50 PM

A Tanzarian
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Not going to make 52, but here I go:

1) The Great American Novel - Philip Roth - 8/10 (good chunks of it were 11/10)
2) Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World - Mark Pendergrast - 7/10 (last third dragged)
3) To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemingway - 8/10
4) Qualityland - Marc-Uwe Kling - 8/10 (very funny but too topical to be highly re-readable)
5) Currently reading: The Code Book - Simon Singh
6) Currently reading: Washington's History: The People, Land, and Events of the Far Northwest - Harry Ritter

2/23/2020 12:13:55 AM

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