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1010 Category Challenge

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1peaseblossom67
Edited: Jan 5, 2010, 6:20pm Top

Throwing my hat in the ring. . .my intention is to read five books in each category, to leave time for other books that come along.

My tentative categories are:

1. On the Shelf
2. Collections
3. History/Genealogy
4. New Releases
5. Memoir/Biography
6. Re-reads
7. Books into Movies
8. Whatever
9. Recommendations
10. Jane Austen

ed. 12/22 - combined Essays and Short Stories into one category
12/23 - changed category 7 to "Books into Movies"
1/5 - changed category 2 to "Collections"
1/5 - changed category 8 from "Started but never finished" to "Whatever"


2lkernagh
Nov 22, 2009, 9:36pm Top

Hi peaseblossom67 - Welcome! I am a big fan of both history and genealogy so I look forward to see what books you pick for the category over the course of the challenge. I also have a short stories category so I my be glancing your way for some suggestions! Cheers!

3peaseblossom67
Edited: Feb 3, 2010, 6:46pm Top

Category 1: Off the Shelf

These are books that are currently on my shelves, but that I haven't started reading yet.

1. John Grisham - Playing for Pizza
2. David Ebershoff - The 19th Wife
3. Philippa Gregory - The Virgin's Lover - 1/15/10 - 1/18/10
4. Stephen King - Bag of Bones - 1/30/10 to 2/3/10
5.

4peaseblossom67
Edited: Jan 30, 2010, 12:11pm Top

Category 2: Collections

1. Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Crafts of Writing - Stephen King: 1/28/10 - 1/30/10
2. Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show
3. Fine Just the Way It Is: Wyoming Stories 3 - Annie Proulx
4. Flirting with Pride & Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece - Jennifer Crusie
5. Lord John and the Hand of Devils - Diana Gabaldon: 1/4/10-1/15/10

5peaseblossom67
Edited: Jan 17, 2010, 10:29pm Top

6peaseblossom67
Edited: Mar 29, 2010, 9:29pm Top

Category 4: New Releases

Books coming out in 2010 that I know I'll want to read.

1. The First Rule - Robert Crais - 2/3/10 to 2/6/10
2. The Cinderella Deal - Jennifer Crusie 2/8/10 to 2/8/10
3. Always Kiss Me Goodnight - Jennifer Crusie
4. Caught - Harlen Coben - 3/23/10
5. Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer

7peaseblossom67
Edited: Apr 3, 2010, 10:36am Top

Category 5: Memoir/Biography

1. My Life in France - Julia Child
2. Eleanor of Aquitaine - Alison Weir
3. Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
4. The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Alison Weir - started 1/19/10
5. Miss Alcott's E-mail: Yours for Reforms of All Kinds - Kit Bakke
6. Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir - Jennette Fulda 4/3/10

8peaseblossom67
Nov 22, 2009, 11:23pm Top

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9peaseblossom67
Edited: Mar 29, 2010, 9:26pm Top

Category 6: Re-reads

1. The Ponder Heart - Eudora Welty
2. World Without End - Ken Follett
3. Bird by Bird - Anne Lamott - 2/10/10
4. Carolina Moon - Nora Roberts - 2/9/10 to 2/13/10
5. High Five - Janet Evanovich - 2/19/10
6. Hot Six - Janet Evanovich - 2/23/10
7. Seven Up - Janet Evanovich - 2/27/10
8. Hard Eight - Janet Evanovich - 3/3/10
9. To the Nines - Janet Evanovich - 3/6/10
10. Ten Big Ones - Janet Evanovich - 3/10/10
11. Eleven On Top - Janet Evanovich - 3/14/10

10peaseblossom67
Edited: Feb 3, 2010, 6:47pm Top

Category 7: Books into Movies

1. The Lovely Bones
2. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
3.
4.
5.

11peaseblossom67
Edited: Mar 29, 2010, 9:28pm Top

Category 8: Whatever

1. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris - 1/19/10 to 1/21/10
2. Four to Score - Janet Evanovich - 1/27/10 to 1/28/10
3. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris - 2/6/10 to 2/8/10
4. Tribute - Nora Roberts - 2/13/10 - 2/15/10
5. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris - 3/15/10
6. Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris - 3/21/10
7. Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris - 3/25/10

12peaseblossom67
Edited: Jan 25, 2010, 9:55pm Top

Category 9: Recommendations

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - recommended by my mom 1/23/10 to 1/25/10
2. Cherries in Winter - Early Reviewer book - 1/21/10 to 1/22/10
3.
4.
5.

13peaseblossom67
Dec 22, 2009, 9:16pm Top

Category 10: Jane Austen

1. Sandition - the only one I've never read
2. Emma - my favorite
3. Northanger Abbey - 2nd favorite (you see where this is going)
4. Pride and Prejudice
5. Sense and Sensibility

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