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CollectionsYour library (717), Wishlist (50), Currently reading (6), To read (328), Read but unowned (248), Favorites (14), All collections (1,014)

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About meMy profile pic is of my friends and I on our annual book sale date! 2/15/15

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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
Retellings (of fairytale, legends or myth)
A book set in a country starting with the letter S
PI Crime: When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro finished 1/8
A novel published before you were born
Contemporary romance
Fiction for foodies (fiction featuring food/food related business)
Microhistory (Non Fiction)
Science Fiction set in space
Sports (Fiction or Non fiction)
Featuring diversity
Epistolary Fiction (fiction written in the format of letters/emails/diary entries)
Middle Grade/YA Adventure

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
A body of water
A city
An animal

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 (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBookmans - Mesa, 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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