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iwillrejoice's Reduce Mt. TBR 2017 thread

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1iwillrejoice
Edited: Yesterday, 10:44am Top

OK, once again, I will set my goal at 65 (for consistency). I will count books registered by other BC'ers. I'll be counting books that I either read or choose to pass along unfinished, or dupes - books that come into my hands that I've read in the past. I'll also continue my tradition of having a "naughty" ticker, for books I read that aren't BookCrossing-registered books. I find that helps me to work on my BC books, or at least find a balance.

Thanks for continuing this group!

My ABC books:





1. David Copperfield
2. The Red Pony
3. The Worst Day of My Life, So Far
4. Heaven is For Real
5. Purge
6. Rogue Lawyer
7. Fall on Your Knees
8. Unlucky in Law
9. Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It
10. The Box Children
11. Sanctuary Hill
12. Theft on Thursday
13. The Year of Magical Thinking
14. To Siberia
15. A Year in Provence
16. Belinda Goes to Bath
17. Room Service
18. Zorro
19. How Stella Got Her Groove Back
20. Vinegar Hill
21. The Ring
22. The Christmas Note
23. The Cat Who Came for Christmas


and my naughty ticker:





1. The Two Pound Tram
2. A Feather on the Breath of God
3. Without Warning
4. When Will There Be Good News
5. Casual Rex
6. After America
7. The Yokota Officers' Club
8. Good Dog. Stay.
9. Dancing at Midnight
10. 61 Hours
11. The Red Pony
12. Tyrannosaur Canyon
13. Sometimes God Has a Kid's Face
14. Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
15. Zanzibar
16. Emily Goes to Exeter
17. The Banishment
18. The Deception
19. Black and Blue
20. The Sheraton World Cookbook
21. Beatrice Goes to Brighton
22. Zeitoun
23. The Romance
24. The Zookeeper's Wife
25. Antarctica

2iwillrejoice
Jan 2, 7:26pm Top

First book read this year: The Two Pound Tram by William Newton. One of mine.

3iwillrejoice
Jan 3, 12:42pm Top

Now reading A Feather on the Breath of God by Sigrid Nunez. One of mine.

4iwillrejoice
Jan 6, 6:53pm Top

Next up: The Red Pony by John Steinbeck. Registered by PalmettoBuckeye.

5mathgirl40
Jan 7, 10:19pm Top

I like your choice of graphic for the naughty ticker!

6iwillrejoice
Jan 7, 10:46pm Top

>5 mathgirl40: Thanks! Seemed appropriate. =D

7iwillrejoice
Jan 8, 2:13pm Top

Now reading Without Warning by John Birmingham. One of mine.

8iwillrejoice
Jan 19, 6:49pm Top

Loved Without Warning. Now reading When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson. One of mine.

9iwillrejoice
Jan 29, 12:52pm Top

Oops - forgot to report in! Now reading The Worst Day of My Life, So Far by M. A. Harper. Registered by UnwrittenLibra.

10Nataliec7
Jan 29, 5:58pm Top

Looks like a good read. Hope you enjoy it.

11iwillrejoice
Jan 29, 7:37pm Top

>10 Nataliec7: Thanks, Nataliec7! Not so sure on this one. The protagonist is so angry, it kind of puts me off.

12mathgirl40
Jan 30, 8:03am Top

>11 iwillrejoice: I usually can tolerate angry protagonists, but I have a harder time with whiny protagonists.

13SqueakyChu
Jan 30, 8:48am Top

Haha! I like your "naughty" books! I register all my books (except those of others and library books so I actually read very few non-BC-registered books. David Copperfield is such a l-o-n-g book. I read it when I was in high school. Mostly I don't read such long books any more. :D

14iwillrejoice
Edited: Jan 31, 5:11pm Top

Next up: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. Registered by Adia415.

15iwillrejoice
Feb 2, 9:50am Top

OK, Heaven is for Real was great.

Next up: Purge by Sofi Oksanen. Registered by tuittupeppi.

16iwillrejoice
Feb 6, 1:48pm Top

Now reading Casual Rex by Eric Garcia. One of mine.

17iwillrejoice
Feb 9, 10:30pm Top

Next up: Unlucky in Law by Perri O'Shaughnessy. Registered by bookstogive.

18mathgirl40
Feb 10, 6:21pm Top

Seems like you're making good progress so far in February. Unfortunately, I'm being distracted by new books myself.

19iwillrejoice
Feb 10, 9:20pm Top

>18 mathgirl40: I get it. They just look so interesting!

21iwillrejoice
Feb 18, 11:29am Top

Next up: The Box Children by Sharon Wyse. Registered by ladybug74.

22iwillrejoice
Feb 19, 7:18pm Top

Now reading After America by John Birmingham. One of mine.

23iwillrejoice
Mar 4, 5:49pm Top

Next up: Theft on Thursday by Ann Purser. Registered by lovemylife.

24iwillrejoice
Mar 9, 11:13pm Top

Now reading: The Yokota Officers' Club by Sarah Bird. One of mine. Although, this is weird. It has a label from "bookproject.org" (now apparently defunct) which seems very similar to BookCrossing. Have you ever heard of it?

25Nataliec7
Mar 10, 5:57am Top

I've never heard of it.

26iwillrejoice
Mar 10, 11:27am Top

>25 Nataliec7: I never had, either.

27iwillrejoice
Mar 14, 8:20am Top

I'm a little late in checking in, but now reading The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. Registered by NancyNova.

28iwillrejoice
Mar 21, 8:58pm Top

Next up: To Siberia by Per Petterson. Registered by SueKeehnen.

29mathgirl40
Mar 22, 10:30pm Top

>24 iwillrejoice: I've never heard of it either. I wonder if it was a precursor of BookCrossing.

30iwillrejoice
Mar 22, 11:34pm Top

>29 mathgirl40: Dunno. Apparently it was for books with a cause. Social injustice, or whatever. The site seemed pretty bare bones, from what I could see on the wayback machine. Guess it just didn't make it.

31iwillrejoice
Mar 30, 2:27pm Top

Now reading A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. Registered by motherof11.

32iwillrejoice
Edited: Apr 1, 12:32pm Top

Forgot to mention... Also read Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen. One of mine.

33iwillrejoice
Apr 7, 6:33pm Top

Now in the middle of Dancing at Midnight by Julia Quinn. I think this one came to me in a random box of FreeCycle books.

34iwillrejoice
Edited: Apr 10, 1:38pm Top

Now reading Belinda Goes to Bath by M. C. Beaton. Registered by 3vie.

35iwillrejoice
Apr 11, 9:54pm Top

Next up: Room Service by Amy Garvey. Registered by JennyC1230.

36iwillrejoice
Apr 17, 12:22pm Top

Now reading Zorro by Isabel Allende. Registered by NancyNova.

37iwillrejoice
Apr 27, 6:39am Top

Next up: Zanzibar by Giles Foden. One of mine.

38iwillrejoice
Apr 29, 5:36pm Top

Thought I'd squeeze in a quick one: Emily Goes to Exeter by Marion Chesney (aka M.C Beaton). One of mine. Good!

39iwillrejoice
May 10, 4:03pm Top

Another Regency romance: The Banishment by Marion Chesney. One of mine.

40iwillrejoice
May 12, 10:26am Top

Now reading The Deception by Marion Chesney. One of mine.

41iwillrejoice
May 13, 6:26pm Top

Next up: Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen. One of mine.

42iwillrejoice
May 19, 3:00pm Top

Now reading Beatrice Goes to Brighton by Marion Chesney. One of mine.

43mathgirl40
May 20, 7:26pm Top

I've always liked the Hamish Macbeth series but I've never read any other M. C. Beaton books. I'll have to try some of the ones she writes as Marion Chesney.

44iwillrejoice
May 22, 9:44am Top

OK, now reading The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere. Registered by LvsBtxPtr.

45iwillrejoice
Edited: May 30, 2:08pm Top

Next up: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. One of mine.

46iwillrejoice
May 30, 2:08pm Top

Had to sneak in The Romance by Marion Chesney. One of mine.

47iwillrejoice
Jun 3, 1:44am Top

Next up: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. One of mine.

48iwillrejoice
Jun 14, 4:17pm Top

Now reading The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory. Registered by NancyNova.

49iwillrejoice
Yesterday, 10:46am Top

Just realized I forgot to report in! Now reading Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson. One of mine.

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