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Books off the Shelf Challenge

If you have books on your shelves that you have been meaning to read, but never quite get to because something new is always catching your eye, this challenge is for you. Set a target for the number of books you want to read in 2010 and track and comment on them here. Any book you already own is eligible, even books you've already read once.

Like other challenges, please start a thread that includes your user name. Post to that thread as you complete books. Please see my thread (lbradf) as an example. (Cute tracker is not required!)

usnmm2 has given us a most excellent quotation for this group:
"Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity... we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access, reassurance."
--- A.E. Newton

And, check out this great article that RidgewayGirl linked us to about why we find it so hard to read the books we already own: http://www.abebooks.com/books/difficult-...

The folks of the 75 Book Challenge have created a challenge to send 750 books to troops overseas. This seems like an absolute natural for our group giving the objective of clearing books off the shelves. Insteading of Bookmooching the books you don't care to keep, how about sending them overseas! Here is the link to the information about the group: http://www.librarything.com/blogs/librar...

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Tags: challenges (5), TBR (3), lists (1), challenge (1), challenge group (1), (show all)2010 (1), reading target (1), books off the shelf (1), reading (1), bibliomania (1), reading lists (1), Books (1), book-general (1), reading challenge (1)

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littlegreycloud's books do furnish many a room 19bucketyell, Today 9:00amignore
Books from Peace2's shelf 32Peace2, Thursday 6:10pmignore
imyril steps up to 2014 67imyril, Sunday 7:47amignore
QuestingA's books off the shelf 2014 10QuestingA, April 12ignore
Fundevogel's Shelf Relief 2014 40fundevogel, April 11ignore
missrabbitmoon tries to control her bookaholism in 2014 41missrabbitmoon, April 8ignore
rocketjk's 2014 Off the Shelf adventures 11littlegreycloud, April 5ignore
Books Read From Tropics' Shelves In 2014 7littlegreycloud, April 4ignore
Bucketyell's 2014 challenge 32littlegreycloud, April 4ignore
Off the Shelf in 2014 - tjsjohanna tries again! 7littlegreycloud, April 4ignore
Littlegreycloud's "all good things are three" in '13 60littlegreycloud, March 27ignore
Books off Amsa┬┤s shelve in 2014 19littlegreycloud, March 24ignore
Books Off StormRaven's Shelf in 2014 8littlegreycloud, March 20ignore
Sounds easy, but how many books do you read that have been on your self for over 6 months? 40callmejacx, March 13ignore
Putting Bobbob's bookshelf on a diet 3fundevogel, February 6ignore
rocketjk's off-the-shelf adventures in 2014 1rocketjk, January 11ignore
rocketjk is back for another go in 2013 37rocketjk, January 6ignore
Tropics' 2013 Challenge. 24tropics, December 2013ignore
Seasonsoflove's Challenge 2013 80seasonsoflove, December 2013ignore
QuestingA, reading through the backlog in 2013 25imyril, December 2013ignore
imyril tackles a guilty conscience - 2013 48imyril, December 2013ignore
tjsjohanna tries again in 2013 27tjsjohanna, December 2013ignore
Bucketyell vows to READ WHAT SHE OWNS!!!!! 153bucketyell, December 2013ignore
Vestafan's aim for 2013 17vestafan, December 2013ignore
Fundevogel Fights Shelf Creep 2013 109fundevogel, December 2013ignore
how can i ever read all of these books? 6brandymcdonald, September 2013ignore
My addiction is manageable! 1tess_i_am48, August 2013ignore
rainpebble sends them on their winged way 41rainpebble, July 2013ignore
Regina's trying to save her house in 2011 27thomasandmary, June 2013ignore
My own library 12sabinedemeyer, May 2013ignore
Two Birds With One Stone 9JenMDB, May 2013ignore
Group read: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil? 1littlegreycloud, April 2013ignore
1942 off the shelf! 1tess_i_am48, April 2013ignore
simplekind: Books of the Shelf 26simplekind, March 2013ignore
Katrina's 2013 Dare 17katrinasreads, March 2013ignore
Giving it a shot 4littlegreycloud, March 2013ignore
This year I really really mean it!!! 10jillianmarie, February 2013ignore
Mac1060 6mac1060, February 2013ignore
retha.groenewald.56 Books on Shelf 1retha.groenewald.56, February 2013ignore
new challenge in 2013? 11littlegreycloud, February 2013ignore
Whisper1(Linda) 2013 attempt to get more books off the shelf 13rainpebble, February 2013ignore
utbw42's attempt to finally scale Mount TBR 84johnsimpson, January 2013ignore
50 Books Off the Shelf in 2012 22littlegreycloud, January 2013ignore
You know you have a problem if... (Littlegreycloud's little grey dust clouds challenge reloaded) 88littlegreycloud, January 2013ignore
Bethielouwho's 2013 Book Challenge part 1 1bethielouwho, January 2013ignore
QuestingA, the boxes, the shelves, the books 36reflexandresolve, January 2013ignore
SMZ's TBR KOs 2012 31saltmanz, January 2013ignore
Nickelini's Books OFF Mnt TBR 2012 22Nickelini, December 2012ignore
Sanja's 2012 list 31TinaV95, December 2012ignore
Ready to make a dent in Mount TBR 28TinaV95, December 2012ignore
Ellie tackles Mount TBR in 2012. Again. 34littlegreycloud, December 2012ignore
Trying to make Mount TBR into a molehill. 19littlegreycloud, December 2012ignore
Victorian books off my shelf 16littlegreycloud, December 2012ignore
TBR@54 174Robertgreaves, September 2012ignore
My TBR must get smaller! 13MissBrangwen, September 2012ignore
Denise's Books Off The Shelf Challenge 4littlegreycloud, September 2012ignore
Caramellunacy excavates the TBR 11TinaV95, September 2012ignore
Welch: My TBR Moutain 5my_control, September 2012ignore
RosefireandMoonshine's Toppling TBR Mountain - The Expeditions and Excavations of 2012 7moonshineandrosefire, August 2012ignore
Erratic Charmer's keeping-the-luggage-weight-down challenge 13Erratic_Charmer, July 2012ignore
too many bookos so little time 3reflexandresolve, July 2012ignore
RidgewayGirl Promises to Try Harder in 2012 19reflexandresolve, July 2012ignore
rainpebble's winged books 2011 26rainpebble, June 2012ignore
pamelad's books off the shelf in 2012 20pamelad, June 2012ignore
Staying On in 2012 7moonshineandrosefire, June 2012ignore
TBR--4465 pages 2rabbitprincess, April 2012ignore
Perfect pic for this group - Hope this works 6staffordcastle, April 2012ignore
Sarah's TBR Bookshelf 3RidgewayGirl, March 2012ignore
Amy's Off The Shelf Attempt 14AmyLynn, March 2012ignore
Vestafan's 2012 push to reduce the TBRs 3vestafan, March 2012ignore
So are there two groups, now? 22_Zoe_, February 2012ignore
jennieg tackles the graybeards 9jennieg, January 2012ignore
Some plans for 2012 2Meredy, January 2012ignore
Cammykittys Books off the Shelf 2011 challenge 104cammykitty, January 2012ignore
rocketjk's 21 in 12 3rocketjk, January 2012ignore
Benita's Big Bad Book Pile - 2012 version 1benitastrnad, January 2012ignore
DFED succeeds again in 2011? 35DFED, January 2012ignore
I Vow to Do Better This Year: Stephanie's Books Off The Shelf for 2012 4Meredy, January 2012ignore
QuestingA is reading books she owns 30QuestingA, January 2012ignore
2011 - tjsjohanna makes a new goal ... 25tjsjohanna, January 2012ignore
December 2011 Let's Get together and Clear our shelves 94Tallulah_Rose, January 2012ignore
johnbsheridan's TBR challenge for 2012 1johnbsheridan, January 2012ignore
Cindy's 12 off the shelf in 2012 2staffordcastle, January 2012ignore
Amz' Attempt 45amz310783, January 2012ignore
melonbrawl considers the hoard 82melonbrawl, January 2012ignore
rocketjk's 25 off the shelf in 2011 33rocketjk, January 2012ignore
kc's 2011 Books off the Shelf 13kac522, January 2012ignore
LauraBrook Shovels Her Shelves in 2011 72rabbitprincess, January 2012ignore
Delta Queen's Shrinking Shelves 2011 - Part 2 49DeltaQueen50, January 2012ignore
cricketgirl's 2011 Reading the Shelves challenge 19readingwithtea, January 2012ignore
Bucketyell tackles the TBR - 2011 56cyderry, January 2012ignore
Conachair's 25 for 2011 35cyderry, January 2012ignore
TLoeffler--2011--Off The Shelf! 136cyderry, January 2012ignore
~ Angelwitch's Books off the shelf 2012 ~ 2cyderry, January 2012ignore
Walklover's Books Off the Shelf Challenge 2012 2cyderry, January 2012ignore
Bragan's Oldies But (Hopefully) Goodies 286bragan, January 2012ignore
Staffordcastle's Assault on the Three Towers 71staffordcastle, December 2011ignore
HelenNZ New Year Resolution! 24tloeffler, December 2011ignore
lindapanzo's 2011 BOSC 54tymfos, December 2011ignore
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