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Books off the Shelf Challenge

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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...

Total members: 359 members

Recent members: mnleona, Paul-the-well-read, ali_nico, thurible, Lucianna-AU, Allyss, Erina39, majestic131, kauaisurfer, JBarringer, Bhekintshingila, MLiberty49, JoannKInlaw, jen575, paulusm, abbie_g, Wbac123, danielle_burnette, aussieangel2, maggie1961, jhicks62, LadyReadA, Courtneylynn75, nrmay, maslme, Penske, Bobbobthebob, Julian_Pencilliah, Peace2, Siochain

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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Denise's Books Off The Shelf Challenge 6Denise701, May 2019ignore
Questinga's books off the shelf in 2019 13QuestingA, February 2019ignore
Fundevogel 2019: One Footnote at a Time 4fundevogel, February 2019ignore
Cindy's (Cindysprocket) Books of the Shelf 2019 9QuestingA, January 2019ignore
Rocketjk's 2018 Off-the-Shelf reading 21rocketjk, January 2019ignore
Questinga's books off the shelf 2018 33QuestingA, December 2018ignore
nrmay reads books off the shelf 2018 1nrmay, July 2018ignore
Fundevogel 2018: A Dogeared Pursuit 7fundevogel, July 2018ignore
MLiberty49's Books off the Shelf 2018 2MLiberty49, May 2018ignore
Tropics' 2018 Books Off The Shelf Challenge 5tropics, April 2018ignore
Cindy's (Cindysprocket) My Books off the Shelf 2018 9cindysprocket, March 2018ignore
rocketjk's 2017 Off the Shelf endeavors 27rocketjk, January 2018ignore
MLiberty49's books off the shelf 2017 7MLiberty49, December 2017ignore
Fndevogel 2017: Abridging the Gap 20fundevogel, December 2017ignore
Questinga's books off the shelf 2017 28QuestingA, December 2017ignore
Tropics' 2017 Books Off The Shelf Challenge 7tropics, December 2017ignore
nrmay reads books off the shelf in 2017 1nrmay, April 2017ignore
Cindysprockets, Books off my Shelf 2017 4cindysprocket, February 2017ignore
pamelad 2017 3pamelad, January 2017ignore
Fundevogel 2016: Your Pages Are Numbered 35fundevogel, January 2017ignore
nrmay's TBR goal 2016 8nrmay, January 2017ignore
questinga's Books off the Shelf 2016 35QuestingA, December 2016ignore
rocketjk's 2016 "Off the Shelf" reading 28rocketjk, December 2016ignore
Tropics' 2016 Books Off The Shelf 22tropics, December 2016ignore
pamelad's books off the shelf 2016 9pamelad, October 2016ignore
Paulus's Off The Shelf Challenge Commencing June 2016 8paulusm, July 2016ignore
AlbinoRhino Reads 30+ of Her *OWN* Books in 2016 20Magadri, July 2016ignore
pamelad's books off the shelf 2016 2pamelad, May 2016ignore
Fundevogel 2015: Drastic Tomes Call for Drastic Measures 47fundevogel, January 2016ignore
rocketjk's 2015 "Off the Shelf" Reading 29rocketjk, January 2016ignore
nrmay reads Books Off the Shelf in 2015 9imyril, January 2016ignore
~ BookieWorm's 2016 TBR Challenge ~ 5Magadri, January 2016ignore
QuestingA's Books Off The Shelf 2015 31QuestingA, January 2016ignore
Tropics' Plans To Read Books Off The Shelf In 2015 15tropics, November 2015ignore
Maggie's 2015 tbr 2imyril, April 2015ignore
LadyReadA Books Off The Shelf 5LadyReadA, March 2015ignore
missrabbitmoon tackles her gargantuan TBR pile in 2015 20imyril, February 2015ignore
Otterstamp's Winter Books of the Shelf Reading List 4otterstamp, February 2015ignore
rocketjk's 2014 Off the Shelf adventures 31rocketjk, January 2015ignore
imyril steps up to 2014 126imyril, January 2015ignore
Fundevogel's Shelf Relief 2014 77fundevogel, January 2015ignore
missrabbitmoon tries to control her bookaholism in 2014 102missrabbitmoon, January 2015ignore
nrmay aims to read 25 of her own books in 2014 35nrmay, January 2015ignore
Bucketyell's 2014 challenge 87Yells, December 2014ignore
Otterstamp's Books-off-the-shelf Reading Lists 13otterstamp, December 2014ignore
QuestingA's books off the shelf 2014 28QuestingA, November 2014ignore
Books from Peace2's shelf 64Peace2, September 2014ignore
littlegreycloud's books do furnish many a room 27littlegreycloud, September 2014ignore
Books Off StormRaven's Shelf in 2014 22StormRaven, September 2014ignore
Books Read From Tropics' Shelves In 2014 21tropics, June 2014ignore
Off the Shelf in 2014 - tjsjohanna tries again! 7littlegreycloud, April 2014ignore
Littlegreycloud's "all good things are three" in '13 60littlegreycloud, March 2014ignore
Books off Amsa┬┤s shelve in 2014 19littlegreycloud, March 2014ignore
Sounds easy, but how many books do you read that have been on your self for over 6 months? 40callmejacx, March 2014ignore
Putting Bobbob's bookshelf on a diet 3fundevogel, February 2014ignore
rocketjk's off-the-shelf adventures in 2014 1rocketjk, January 2014ignore
rocketjk is back for another go in 2013 37rocketjk, January 2014ignore
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!!!!! 153Yells, 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_W, 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_W, 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
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

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Created: Dec 1, 2009

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