Who's a member of the 50bookchallenge?


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Who's a member of the 50bookchallenge?

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Aug 22, 2006, 7:12am

I am. finishing up Dreaming Water by Gail Tsukiyama, getting reading to read some David Liss, and Victoria Holt's Bride of Pendorric for the LT Gothic Romance book club.

Aug 22, 2006, 6:17pm

Me! Just started book 47 which is a travel book called Swahili For the Broken Hearted by Peter Moore.

Aug 23, 2006, 12:06pm

Okay, I've seen the LJ for the 50 book challenge, but skipped over it because the thought kinda scares me. That may be because I don't understand the concept behind it. What is the 50book challenge? Could someone explain? (Is it a specific set of 50 books, for instance?)

Aug 23, 2006, 8:50pm

Goal is to read 50 books of your choosing in 2006, read, then post them on the board. you don't HAVE to read up to 50 or just 50, it's just a way to keep focused on reading

Aug 24, 2006, 6:30am

"Goal is to read 50 books of your choosing in 2006"

Oh, gee ... I suppose I should join this thing, having already read 51 books this year, and currently being in #52, #53, and #54!

Where exactly is this over on LJ?

Aug 24, 2006, 7:37am

50bookchallenge, funnily enough. (LJ search works really well.)

I'm a member of a different challenge, where the aim is to read one's own height (or more) in a year. I'm halfway up my thigh for the second time...

Aug 24, 2006, 10:21am

I should join it, considering I have read over 50 books this year.... of my choice.

Aug 29, 2006, 5:33am

Oooh by height, that is cool. I wonder how tall I've read so far this year? Is that group on LJ?

Oct 19, 2006, 12:03am

I've been in 50 Book Challenge since March of this year. I'm up to 85 as of today.

Oct 19, 2006, 12:28am

quillmenow, congrats!

Oct 23, 2006, 8:27pm

me!! But my challenge is 200 books by Oct of 2007

12goddesswashu First Message
Oct 31, 2006, 3:31pm

I am. I'm up to 79, working on 80. :)

Dec 13, 2006, 7:46am

One of the members of 50 book Challenge is the reason I came to LibraryThing. There was a link or mention on their post there and Voila!

Edited: Dec 19, 2006, 10:00am

I'm a 50booker! I'm pretty sure I came to the two separately...my sister told about LT and I think found about about 50bookchallege (and 15000pages) through another ljcomm.

Dec 19, 2006, 11:54am

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Dec 19, 2006, 6:50pm

Natantus - You can start whenever you want (start now and end 12-19-07, for instance) and count up to however many books you want. My challenge was for 100 books, which I beat (Woo! I'm on book 106). And I added a personal challenge of 30 books I'd never read before, since I reread so much, which I also beat (though that was harder).

I crosspost everything to my journal...it's really cool to have a record of what I've read, because I do forget. I just started reading a book, thinking it was a new read, and quickly realized it wasn't, but I'd forgotten. Also I didn't like it that much, so it was a waste of time :P

Jan 7, 2007, 3:23am

Being the new year and all, I should probably attempt this challenge as well. I have probably enough books on my "to-do" list to last me 3 50-in-a-year challenges. :D I've decided though that if I DO start, I should start AFTER the two books I'm currently reading, as I don't feel it would be fair to start with a head start, being halfway through with them already.

Edited: Jan 7, 2007, 8:26am

17 polomex -

Phht, whatever, my first book of this year was finished at 2am the morning of the first :)

I'm also probably going to attempt The Historian again, which I got about halfway through last year, and possibly one other book, Pure Drivel by Steve Martin, which I didn't like much but read half of...and it's quite short, so I may as well finish it.

Also, if anyone is interested in a less insanely huge version of the livejournal 50bookchallenge, there are a few similar-but-smaller communities out there. It's too big for me to, I had to take it off my friends list, so I joined 50_in_07 (which is quite small) and I've seen a couple others, such as book_it_2007.

Jan 7, 2007, 8:18pm

as anyone doing the 50 book challenge for 2007 i am willing to do this for this year 0f 2007 already working on my secondbook

Jan 7, 2007, 10:17pm

I've finished my first two books!

Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski and Undersong by Audre Lorde. I have a lot of re-reads coming up; I hope those count!

Jan 20, 2007, 9:49pm

I'm in the challenge this year. I noticed it when LJ featured the community on their main page. I'm in the middle of book #4, going a bit slowly since I'm working full-time and going to school part-time.

23Zanzando First Message
Apr 18, 2007, 12:45pm

Me too.
I slowed down significantly after university started again (after reading 9 books in January), and now I'm reading my 14th book this year, Party of one : the loners' manifesto by Anneli Rufus.
I am in the 15,000 pages challenge as well and am proud to say that despite reading so few books, my pages are already up to 10,515.

For me it works best if I have a direct challenge partner, who is as competitive as I am and an avid reader. In this case, my mother. :)
(Even though I constantly lament the unfairness of her reading only German and me working my way through English and French books as well, but those are my choices, so I'll have to live with that.)

Edited: Apr 21, 2007, 5:43am

I definately knew I would read more than 50 this year. But I'm a member anyways.

So far I've read 92 books this year, and book 93 and 94 are Summer Harbor by Susan Wilson and a reread of Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb.

Edited: Jun 11, 2007, 10:56pm

I am also a member of the community; I think I also heard about Library Thing in the community.

I am up to my sixteenth book and have read almost 6,000 pages (also a member of 15,000 pages).

Well I am off to do some reading and watching some TV and having some B&J ice cream.

Jun 18, 2007, 4:57pm

Oy... failed miserably on my first attempt, I think I picked too intense of a book to start with... trying again...

Jun 19, 2007, 8:23am

I just joined it. I think I'll figure it starting January 2007. Now, if I can just remember all the books I've read since January.

Jul 3, 2007, 1:33am

I am! Just finished Frankenstein and am almost done with Lovecraft's Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath. Sadly, those only mark books 16 and 17 . . . I need to get on the ball with that challenge!

Jul 3, 2007, 9:20pm

So far, I'm pacing myself. Have a lot on my real-world plate. Dang responsibilities. I'm averaging a book a week. Yay, go me!

Edited: Jul 3, 2007, 9:27pm

I haven't officially "joined" but have read 35 books already in 2007, so I'm not particularly worried about making it to 50. I am a bit off the pace from last year, though ... I was at 40 books by the end of June 2006, and ended up with a total of 73 read for the year. All non-fiction, by the way, for whatever that's worth.

Aug 12, 2007, 4:16am

Hey LJ'ers,

I'm a member of the 50bookchallenge. The group is cool, however, since I'm deployed in Baghdad, Iraq, I have haven't had too much time to participate in the online group. Maybe I should post some more to that particular group.

Currently reading The Last Juror by Grisham. He has to be one of my favorite American authors because of his immense popularity and great stories. I love reading his books almost as much as I enjoy eating ice cream.

Take care people.

32pandapeepers First Message
Aug 24, 2007, 5:49pm

I trying this as well, I'm up to 31 completed so far. I'm reading The Six Wives Of Henry VIII by David Starkey and American Gods by Neil Gaiman (reread) at the moment.

Dec 13, 2007, 9:53am

I am, sadly I've been in a bit of a reading slump lately. I've got 43 books read so far this year.

Jan 23, 2008, 12:35pm

I've mentioned this in the book community thread above, but there's a newly formed book challenge community called 80in08. Being, obviously, a review and discussion group with an 80 book goal.

For some of us, who have more time, that's more like an actual challenge than '50' ;) I'm on 16 already, and it isn't even February yet.

Jan 23, 2008, 9:57pm

Oooh ... that would be a challenge ... I read 79 non-fiction books last year, and 72 the year before ... I wonder if I could wedge in one more!

Of course, I could just blow through a bunch of fiction if I wanted to pad the numbers ...


Mar 9, 2008, 1:26pm

thanks trishtrash, I just joined 80in08 because of your comment.
I have a loose goal of 100 books this year but 80 would be just fine with me (I've read 25 so far).

Jan 6, 2009, 5:12pm

Only managed to read about 29 books last year, because I started in June. So now I'm starting early to see if I can reach 50 this year. Shouldn't be too hard.