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Crazy4reading is just going crazy in 2018

2018 Category Challenge

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Edited: Jan 7, 7:55pm Top

This is a work in progress. My reading this past year slowed down the second half of the year. Not sure what my CATS are going to be this year, so I am just going to reserve some spots and go from there. So I still need to decide on my categories. I am adding my tracker. Some Categories I am thinking of are:

New to me
Book Club
E-books (ones that I own)
Non-Fiction (I have some autobiographies that I own and would like to read)
Young Adult

I may combine some of these Categories.

Here is my ticker:

Dec 26, 2017, 12:28am Top


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Library/Book Club

1. The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy
2. The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

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Free Books/ER books/Gifts

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First in Series/New to me

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Children's/ Young Adult

1. Peter Pan by Eugene Bradley Coco
2. Lion King by Justine Korman
3. Just go to bed by Mercer Mayer
4. Just me and my dad by Mercer Mayer
5. Aladdin the Magic Carpet ride by Teddy Slater Marguiles
6. Pinocchio by Eugene Bradley Coco

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Non Fiction

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romance/Historical Fiction

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Dec 26, 2017, 12:29am Top

Anything goes

Dec 26, 2017, 3:28pm Top

The categories are only slightly less important than the books that fill them. Have a wonderful year!

Dec 27, 2017, 10:24am Top

>13 mamzel: That is very true!! Thanks!

Dec 27, 2017, 11:41am Top

Have a great reading year!

Dec 28, 2017, 8:16pm Top

Happy reading!

Dec 29, 2017, 10:46am Top

>15 rabbitprincess: Thank you! You too!

>16 thornton37814: Thanks, same to you!

Dec 30, 2017, 11:27pm Top

It seems like everything falls into place once we get started. Hope it's a good reading year for you!

Jan 4, 7:10pm Top

Welcome back and enjoy your reading year!

Jan 5, 11:34pm Top

Lovely to see your thread up and looking forward to following your 2018 reading!

Jan 7, 7:44pm Top

>18 clue: I hope everything falls into place! Thanks!
>19 DeltaQueen50: Great to be back! Thanks!
>20 lkernagh: Thanks. Hoping to have some great reads this year.

Jan 7, 8:03pm Top

So my daughter had some children's books she was getting rid of so she gave them to me. Of course I decided to read some of them before I give them away to different places. Here are the books that I read this weekend.

1. Peter Pan (A Little Golden Book) by Eugene Bradley Coco
2. Disney's Aladdin the Magic Carpet ride by Teddy Slater Margulies
3. Just me and my dad by Mercer Mayer
4. Just go to bed by Mercer Mayer
5. Disney's The Lion King (Little Golden Book) by Justine Korman

I enjoyed all of them. It was nice to revisit the books that my children read when they were young.

I have more children's books to read and I hope to read some of them this week.

Jan 12, 6:23pm Top

I love the Little Golden Books!

Jan 16, 11:26am Top

I can't forget reading Tawny, Scrawny Lion to my kids - over and over and over...
I bet everyone has a favorite!

Jan 17, 11:44am Top

>23 lkernagh: I love them too. I remember my kids having these books. I don't even know where my daughter got these books.

>24 mamzel: I cannot remember one book that I read over and over again to my kids besides the Dr. Seuss books.

Jan 17, 12:29pm Top

I finished a book this past weekend. Here is my review:

#6. The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy
I really enjoyed this book. The chapters were short which made it fun to read. Sometimes when the chapters are super long it is hard to get into a book. I loved the story.

This book is set during WW2 in Guernsey. During the occupation and how the people on the island dealt with it. I found myself wondering how we as a society would handle something like this. Would we act the same way? Would we try to defend ourselves more? Could you actually fall in love with someone from the enemy side?

The ending was one that I had expected and was pleased with it.

4 stars

Tonight I pick up our next book club read which is The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin I am still reading Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue. That is an ER book and I am really behind on it and all of my ER books. Hoping to finish that book this weekend in between spending time with my boyfriend and trying to exercise.

Feb 14, 1:35pm Top

I am still trudging through my book club book for this month. Funny thing yesterday I was thinking that tomorrow (meaning Wed 2/14) is out book club meeting. Well I am rushing this month. Our meeting is not until next Wed. I was worried that I wasn't going to have the book finished tonight. I have to stop watching Supernatural and playing Sing Star on Playstation and read. I don't want to stop my exercising since I haven't been doing that too often.

I have been busy with my BF the past couple of weekends. Funny thing is most Saturdays are spent apart as we each do a few things at our own places. Saturday night usually consists of him playing video games and I am either on my computer playing games, or my phone playing games or just looking at Facebook. When I should be reading. I actually enjoy watching him play video games and sometimes want to play along too. It cuts into my reading time.

Today after work I am planning to go home and get in some exercise and then shower and get ready to head over to Tom's place. He works till after 8 pm. I may take some time to read before I head over or play on my Sing Star (which could be a bad idea because I love to sing!!) And 5 minutes has turned into hours.

I am still reading The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin. I hope to make some headway with it tonight. I think I will have to listen to music and really concentrate on just reading.

Feb 26, 7:08pm Top

Lazy-watching telly is my downfall. "Just one more episode. Just one more episode. Just ONE more episode." :)

Feb 28, 7:35am Top

>28 -Eva-: That is what I kept doing with Supernatural. I am on the current season but still need to watch the first couple of episodes. If I can get caught up on them I will be able to watch them the next day instead of having to binge watch the show when it is available on Netflix.

Mar 28, 11:16pm Top

#7 Pinocchio by Eugene Bradley Coco

Easy read for young children. A great way to introduce reading to children. I always enjoy revisiting these books.

5 stars

#8 The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

I enjoyed this book. I did not read any reviews prior to picking up and starting the book. I enjoyed the characters and the story line. I love reading about the Titanic and the fact that this book is set part on the Titanic and in the US after the Titanic sank.

Tess was the one character I enjoyed following. Her interactions with the rich. She held her own and showed that it doesn't matter what you are dealt in life.

Before reading this book I did not know that there had been trials concerning the Titanic. I found those proceedings interesting and it really makes you think how would you react if you were in that type of situation.

4 stars

I am currently reading The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and still working on The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin and a few other books.

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