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About meMy profile pic is of me celebrating Banned Books Week 2015.

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Last year I read 33 books, and once again my 2015 goal is to read 50. If you want to see if I'm on track you can check my progress on this thread.

I also started a new Alphabet Challenge. The Alphabet Challenge, 26 books with authors all beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, can be found here.

Other challenges I want to complete in 2015:

Eclectic Reader Challenge finished 11/28/15!
Retellings: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy finished 5/14
A book set in a country starting with the letter S: (Sweden) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson finished 4/30
PI Crime: When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro finished 1/8
A novel published before you were born: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck finished 10/6
Contemporary romance: Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook finished 7/12
Fiction for foodies: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel finished 7/15
Microhistory: The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell finished 11/20
Science Fiction set in space: Foundation by Isaac Asimov finished 11/28
Sports: Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon finished 6/24
Featuring diversity: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin finished 7/28
Epistolary Fiction: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith finished 7/24
Middle Grade/YA Adventure: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling finished reread 10/11

What's In A Name Challenge
Read a book with these categories in the titles:
A word including ‘ing’ in it: Driving Mr. Albert by Michael Paterniti finished 2/5
A color
A familial relation: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares finished 8/7
A body of water
A city: Dogtown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption by Stefan Bechtel finished 7/18
An animal: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson finished 4/30

Interesting link, The "Mad Men" Reading List:

About my libraryUsually I only keep a book after reading it if I love, love, love it (or as I like to say, it becomes a part of me). What you see in my virtual library are those books, an embarrassing amount of books waiting to be read, and a few books from my classroom library which is far too extensive to even begin entering in earnest.

I also enjoy wasting time using the "Read but Unowned" category. I have been a chronicler since I was a kid and have pieced together some of my reading life pre-LibraryThing through photos, journals, and lists of books I read during my summer breaks as a child. It's been fun entering them here and seeing which ones I remember!

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 50 Book Challenge, A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Fall 2008 Reading Group, Aboard the Jolly Roger, Alphabet Challenges, Arizona Trading Post, Banned Books, Happy Heathens, King's Dear Constant Readers, LTers with dogsshow all groups

Favorite authorsTracy Chevalier, Alice Hoffman, Barbara Kingsolver, Stephen King, Haruki Murakami, John Steinbeck (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBookmans - Mesa, Changing Hands Bookstore, Chautauqua Institution Book Store, City Lights Books

Favorite librariesChino Valley Public Library, Phoenix Public Library - Burton Barr Central Library

Other favoritesVNSA Book Sale

Favorite listsFavorite Literary Love Stories, Top Five Books of 2013, Top Five Books of 2014


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