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January EXPLODING BOMBS Progress report Page 2

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(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge

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Edited: Jan 29, 2012, 10:28pm Top

We've all signed up because we felt we needed to read the books that were sitting on our shelves unloved and unread. Well, 2012 is right around the corner and I would like to see us all band together again to encourage each other to read those TBRs that, in my instance, grew because I acquired 111 new books but only read 65. (I'm apparently not making any headway since I'm gingerly inching through a minefield while the enemy continues to plant more mines mile after mile ahead of me.)

Let's see the new Tickers mushroom out to enormous proportions so that we can make a dent in the enemy of UNREAD BOOKS!

So, I'm setting up these tickers (password BOMBS) that everyone can add their goal to and then we can have a comprehensive goal for all of us. Wouldn't it be great if we could together read 1000 books, 1500 books, maybe even 2500 books that have been sitting on our shelves too long? IN 2011 WE READ NEARLY 1900 BOOKS OFF OUR OWN SHELVES! That's awesome! But can't we do better?


alphaorder 30
alxa 64
amz310783 60
AngelWitch 35
AnnieMod 50
arrwa 5
auntmarge 50
BBleil 25
benitastrnad 24
booksloth 50
bragan 100
brewergirl 30
bucketyell 50
cait86 40
carmenere 32
cataluna 50
Conachair 50
clue 25
connie53 18
cyderry 80
deep220 70
deltaqueen 110
detailmuse 40
doglover58 26
duaney_h 20
dudes22 70
Ephemeralda 40
FAMeulstee 40
fjumonvi 25
fundvogel 10
helenbaker 50
helenoel 25
hemlokgang 30
h-mb 30
jonesli 120
kac522 25
karenmarie 25
kdogey 75
kerryth 40
LA12Hernandez, 50
laura_88 20
laurabrook 100
lindapanzo 125
majkia 30
mandymere 250
melonbrawl 50
meredy 49
mrsrochester 75
paeonia 24
pigletto 40
rabbitprincess 45
ramblingivy 10
readingwithtea 25
riverwillow 100
robertgreaves 35
rcketjk 21
sarahbradshaw 30
seasons of love 60
shearon 20
sjmccreary 10
squeakychu 20
staffordcastle 35
streamsong 30
sturlington 20
tallulahrose 20
thorold 60
tloeffler 50
torontoc 30
tututhefirst 20
tymos 53
xenaballerina 50

Edited: Jan 24, 2012, 10:53am Top

I just read BOMBS #4 for the month of January, Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder: What it is and How to Overcome it, by Norman E. Rosenthal

I updated the first ticker; the second already showed 68 books, which is what the first moved to when I added my book. Cheli, maybe you can sort it out.

Edited: Jan 24, 2012, 12:08am Top

Just read #5, 6, and 7! I have updated the ticker.

Jan 24, 2012, 12:10am Top

I am not sure what's the procedure for updating the percentage ticker. Are we supposed to do that one?

Jan 24, 2012, 12:23am Top

This is my first report other than in my own progress thread. I moved 4 books out. So I'm on target so far.

Jan 24, 2012, 7:24am Top

I'm with everyone else who is confused by the two tickers. Can we just adjust the first one re our own totals (still haven't added any to mine yet as I'm planning to do it on the last day of each month).

Jan 24, 2012, 9:00am Top

I made the assumption that a change in the first one would be reflected in the second. Have no idea why i assumed that.

Jan 24, 2012, 9:38am Top

Just finished my second book of the year; have added it to the first ticker. I am also unsure how to update the percentage ticker so am leaving it be.

Edited: Jan 24, 2012, 10:54am Top

3 Seven books already! You're doing well in getting through those books!

Jan 24, 2012, 3:05pm Top

The two tickers should always match as to the number of BOMBS detonated. I periodically check to make sure that they are in sync and fix them if they're not. If you just want to do the top ticker, that's fine. I think at the start the percentage helps us to see that we really are making progress toward our huge goal. I also try to balance (it's the accountant in me) the count of everyone's monthly/year-to-date totals when I move us over to the new monthly thread. So be sure to either have your tickers up-to-date on the 31st or send me a message either PM or here on the thread letting me know your monthly total.

Jan 25, 2012, 10:32am Top

I don't think I will have any additional reads in before the end of the month..... exams already next week.

7 BOMBS for Jan
70 Goal
63 Remaining

Edited: Jan 25, 2012, 10:48pm Top

Jennifer, Exams are important and since you are already 10% toward your goal you shouldn't feel like you're abandoning your resolve, just a nice little break. And great start!

Jan 25, 2012, 3:19pm Top

Strangely enough, I once again realize that the closer I get to my exams (only two more to go in my race on finals), I need more and more breaks, because I can't concentrate which leads to me actually reading more the closer I get. I guess it works different for everyone.

Jan 27, 2012, 4:00pm Top

Just finished my #8, and have updated the ticker.

Jan 27, 2012, 6:12pm Top

Have finished #5 for the month, and will update the ticker now.

I'm hoping to still read another one before the month is over . . .

Jan 29, 2012, 4:44am Top

It's Sunday afternoon and I'm not going to be taking any more books off the shelf this month, so here's my report for January 2012:

Bombs detonated: 3
eBombs detonated: 1
Duds: 0
eDuds: 2
Added to the pile: 5

So could you add 4 to the ticker for me, for this month, please?

Jan 29, 2012, 5:12am Top

Congratulations, Robert!!

Jan 29, 2012, 7:04am Top

Let's see: January 29th, I think I'm ready to post my January BOMBS report:

A total of 12 BOMBS detonated comprised of 5 actual books from my shelves and 7 Nook books. I will update the ticker right now.

Jan 29, 2012, 9:12am Top

I finished 4 books this month, and I'm in the middle of two more, both of which I should finish early in February. I've updated the group tickers with my stats.

Jan 29, 2012, 11:58am Top

I'm starting to gather the data for the end of month, so be sure that you let me know you success rate for January either with your ticker or on your thread. You'll be surprised.

Jan 29, 2012, 2:14pm Top

I finished 5 BOMBs this month and updated the main ticker, but not the percentages ticker.

Jan 29, 2012, 4:33pm Top

I finished only 2 BOMBS in January.

Jan 29, 2012, 6:15pm Top

Just finished my fourth one and updated my ticker. Is that all I have to do or do you need me to add to the first total ticker?

Jan 29, 2012, 6:21pm Top

Thank you, Ivy.

Edited: Jan 29, 2012, 7:18pm Top

Hi! I just blew through my 6th for this challenge -- Donna Leon's Death at La Fenice. I may squeeze one more short one in before the end of the month. We shall see. . . . Updated the first ticker, and brought the 2nd up to match it. (Hope that's OK, Cheli.)

Jan 29, 2012, 10:24pm Top

I've been tallying up everyone's ticker totals and have updated the tickers with everyone's numbers (so if you were waiting for the end of the month, I beat you to it.)

We are ahead of schedule! With 3322 enlistments, on average each month we would need to detonate 277 BOMBS and we're past that point with 312!

I've started the February Thread here

Be sure to check the totals for January on that thread and let me know if there is a correction to me made.

Edited: Jan 30, 2012, 2:18pm Top

You did beat me to it, Cheli! I'll go to the February thread and give up the update.

Edited: Jan 30, 2012, 5:24pm Top

Ignore this...just looked at Feb thread and you've already counted these!

Jan 30, 2012, 6:56pm Top

Cyderry, could you please correct my total for January? I read nine books this month, rather than the seven you've counted - knocked off two in the last three days of the month.

I know I've almost finished my annual goal, but I wanted a small target rather than a big one. I'll just contribute to the group goal once I've finished my tenth bomb.

Thanks, and see you in the Feb thread.

Edited: Jan 30, 2012, 8:02pm Top

Cheli: I finished 3 books in January toward my goal of 25. I updated the ticker when I finished each book.

Jan 30, 2012, 10:58pm Top

I added my January totals to the tickers.

January Statistics
Books Read - 48
Towards Goal - 48/250
Percentage - 19 %

Jan 30, 2012, 11:12pm Top


Congratulations, MandyMarie!!

Jan 30, 2012, 11:48pm Top

Finished 7 for the month. Please update the ticker for me.

Jan 31, 2012, 3:21am Top

I actaully finished only 1 book off, because my goal is to read 20 more books than I add to it. I have added one book to the TBR and read two off the TBR, so I end up with one better *sigh* I have done nothing to the ticker

Jan 31, 2012, 5:42am Top

I finished 16 in Jan, haven't updated the tickers

Jan 31, 2012, 9:51am Top

Cyderry, I finished four books in January rather than the 3 you have listed for me in the Feb. thread. I've updated my ticker. Thanks :)

Jan 31, 2012, 1:40pm Top

Sorry, I posted to the wrong thread and put my January total in the February thread. I'll go and remove it.

I had 2 books in January. I did not update the ticker, and did not create one of my own. Please add my two to the list.

Jan 31, 2012, 11:18pm Top

I have finished 7 for January. I didn't update the ticker.

Feb 1, 2012, 2:51am Top

Sorry to be late but I read 4 in January and have updated both mine and the group ticker. The reading stalled as my youngest daughter had her 1st baby and I have been somewhat busy and distracted.

Feb 1, 2012, 4:26am Top

Congratulations, Grandma HelenBaker!

Feb 1, 2012, 1:40pm Top

Congratulations on the new grandbaby, Helen.

Feb 1, 2012, 9:10pm Top

Congratulations, Helen!

Feb 3, 2012, 8:16pm Top

I removed four books from my shelves for January. That's what I'm counting here, read or not--it's the removal that's the challenge for me. My record is here. I haven't touched any group tickers.

Feb 4, 2012, 3:42pm Top

I just now put my thread up, but I did read 4 books in January toward my goal of 25. I wasn't sure what to do about the tickers, so I haven't done anything.

Feb 12, 2012, 7:21pm Top

I read 3 in January. Tickers updated.

billiejean - click on each ticker (password is bombs) and then click on Add. Type in the number of books you read, then Ok and then Save. The ticker will then update. Don't worry about the % one it's set up so that you just need to add your number of books the ticker will work out the %.

Feb 18, 2012, 6:46pm Top

Thanks. I will give it a try!

Edited: Feb 18, 2012, 6:49pm Top

OK, I added my books, but I am not sure that my totals are included in the ticker yet. Thanks for the help with the ticker. It was easy (which is lucky since I am not much good at computers!).

By totals, I meant my overall goal of 25.

Edited: Feb 26, 2012, 7:12am Top

Just finished my third BOMBS for the year. This isn't going as quickly as I had hoped. Library books keep calling out to me.

My ticker on page 1, post 104 has been updated.

Edited: Dec 23, 2012, 5:59pm Top

One more bomb...detonated. Ticker updated. One more book to go. Think I can meet my goal? I'm not sure. I'm 19 for 20 at this time.

Dec 29, 2012, 1:15am Top

My last bomb detonated right now...and I'm currently 20 for 20. I made my challenge!

All tickers updated. See you again in the 2013 ROOTS thread!

Dec 29, 2012, 9:43am Top

Congrats Madeline! I am re-committed for 2013.

Dec 29, 2012, 10:07am Top

> 51

Thanks! Me, too, but I made my number smaller. No sense in freaking out at the last minute! :)


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