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JUNE - Exploding BOMBS Progress Report

(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge

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1cyderry
Edited: Jun 16, 2012, 9:47pm Top






May has us progressing and we are currently right on target with
42% for the end of May. With the arrival of summer we should all, lay back with a book from our sheles and get the fireworks popping! The tickers (password BOMBS) are set so everyone can add their to the totals.

Here are the standings at the end of MAY:
Together we've read 1,516 - 52 books above the average of books for 12 months to reach our goal!!! WOWWWW!
amz310783 reach her goal in April and ramblinivy had already reached her goal and is going to continue to help us toward the group goal. Several others are close to the promised land so let's keep going - the goal for June is 1785.
FYI - At the end of June, if anyone has yet to explode a BOMB in 2012 I will move them to a snail ticker. Be sure to let me know if your total is incorrect.

PLEASE ADD YOUR PERSONAL TICKERS HERE. IT REALLY MAKES IT EASIER TO DO THE MONTHLY TOTALS.

alphaorder...............7 / 30 23%
alxa......................... 0 / 64 0%
amz310783............ 79 / 60 132%
AngelWitch............ 12 / 35 34%
AnnieMod.............. 1 / 50 2%
arrwa................... 2 / 5 40%
auntmarge.............. 33 / 50 66%
BBleil....................... 3 / 25 12%
benitastrnad............18 / 24 75%
BILLIEJEAN............ 17 / 25 68%
booksloth ................32 / 50 64%
bragan................... 48 / 100 48%
brewergirl............... 21 / 30 70%
bucketyell ...............46 / 50 92%
cait86..................... 16 / 40 40%
caramellunacy..........8 / 25 32%
carmenere............... 8 / 32 25%
cataluna.................. 0 / 50 0%
Conachair ...............14 / 50 28%
clue .......................10 / 25 40%
connie53................ 15 / 18 83%
cyderry.................. 42 / 80 53%
deep220............... 26 / 70 37%
deltaqueen............ 44 / 110 40%
detailmuse............. 14 / 40 35%
doglover58...............17 / 26 65%
duaney_h ...............7 / 20 35%
dudes22................. 31 / 70 44%
Ephemeralda........... 29 / 40 73%
FAMeulstee............. 15 / 15 100% dropped out
fjumonvi.................. 2 / 25 8%
fundvogel ................5 / 10 50%
helenbaker.............. 20 / 50 40%
helenoel ................8 / 25 32%
hemlokgang.............18 / 30 60%
h-mb........................1 / 30 3%
jonesli..................... 70 / 120 58%
kac522.................... 8 / 25 32%
karenmarie............. 0 / 25 0%
karen_o.................. 10 / 24 42%
kdogey................... 11 / 75 15%
kerryth................... 1 / 40 3%
LA12Hernandez......8 / 50 16%
laura_88................. 5 / 20 25%
laurabrook................23 / 100 23%
lauranav.................. 11 / 30 37%
lindapanzo.............. 38 / 100 38%
lizamichelle.............. 8 / 25 32%
lucindalibri..................2 / 25 8%
majkia.....................9 / 30 30%
mandymere............. 152 / 250 61%
melonbrawl..............21 / 50 42%
meredy.................... 21 / 49 43%
mrsrochester........... 23 / 75 31%
paeonia................... 15 / 24 63%
pigletto................... 15 / 40 38%
Quaisior.................. 21 / 50 42%
rabbitprincess......... 27 / 45 60%
ramblingivy............. 25 / 10 250%
readingwithtea........1 / 25 4%
riverwillow.............. 27 / 100 27%
robertgreaves......... 14 / 35 40%
rocketjk.................. 7 / 21 33%
rosefireandmoonshine 34/60 57%
sandykaypax.......... 3 / 26 12%
sarahbradshaw....... 10 / 30 33%
seasons of love........20 / 60 33%
shearon...................9 / 20 45%
sjmccreary..............1 / 10 10%
squeakychu............ 7 / 20 35%
staffordcastle.......... 19 / 35 54%
streamsong........... 26 / 30 87%
sturlington...............3 / 20 15%
tallulahrose..............14 / 20 70%
thorold.....................29 / 60 48%
tloeffler................... 36 / 50 72%
torontoc.................. 26 / 30 87%
tuckea..................... 1 / 12 8%
tututhefirst.............. 10 / 20 50%
tymfos..................... 26 / 53 49%
xenaballerina...........0 / 50 0%

2cyderry
Jun 1, 2012, 7:40pm Top




I'm halfway to my goal but expecting a slowdown in June because of Library books.

3melonbrawl
Edited: Jun 30, 2012, 3:46pm Top

Ticker for June:




June total: 26/50. I've upated the group tickers.

And hey, my TBR pile is now back to the size it was 18 months ago! *sigh*

4rabbitprincess
Jun 1, 2012, 8:47pm Top

As always, thanks for setting up the threads and keeping everything on track! :D


5bragan
Jun 1, 2012, 10:07pm Top

Here's mine:




Almost halfway there now!

6deep220
Jun 1, 2012, 10:52pm Top

I think I must have updated my personal ticker after you had transferred the totals... so good news one more book for the totals...

I should have 26 of 70

Thanks for all your hard work cyderry!!!

7riverwillow
Jun 2, 2012, 4:21am Top

And here's my ticker for June




Am still very behind with my reading, but I'm still reading less than I usually do when I'm not studying - post MA Blues.

8cyderry
Jun 2, 2012, 6:48am Top

I was so busy with everyone else's totals I had mine wrong....duh.

9jonesli
Jun 2, 2012, 6:54am Top

We do appreciate all of your hard work with this effort. Here are my tickers:






10majkia
Jun 2, 2012, 7:15am Top




Cheli, I'm not sure how it happened but you have my ticker listed as having 0 of 30 in the first post of this thread. And that's what the ticker showed, but at some point it got set to zero when it shouldn't have been. I've re-set it as best I can remember. But I'm not sure how that affects the group ticker.

11dudes22
Jun 2, 2012, 7:44am Top

Here I am and hoping to get few more done this month. I've got a busy month so plan to stick to quick easy reads.


12torontoc
Jun 2, 2012, 9:32am Top

I don't have a ticker but I just added one more book!

13cyderry
Jun 2, 2012, 1:24pm Top

10>>> ouch! Sorry for the error - I've corrected the totals according to your adjusted ticker.

14DeltaQueen50
Jun 2, 2012, 4:17pm Top

Here's my ticker all ready for June. I hope to post a big number this month.




15auntmarge64
Jun 2, 2012, 9:45pm Top


16brewergirl
Jun 3, 2012, 7:41am Top

Here is my ticker plus a link to my personal thread:


17FAMeulstee
Jun 3, 2012, 10:04am Top

In May I haven't read much, only one book for this challenge, I hope to do better in June ;-)


18streamsong
Jun 3, 2012, 10:56am Top

I see we're down below 1500 books again...which means we'll get to celebrate 1500 all over again!

I don't have many BOMBS scheduled for June, but here's my ticker.



19amz310783
Jun 3, 2012, 2:21pm Top

My ticker:


20connie53
Edited: Jun 4, 2012, 2:05pm Top




I'v read 2 BOMBS this month.
Did nothing to any ticker but my own.

21Helenoel
Jun 4, 2012, 12:10am Top

Here's mine as of June 3



22thorold
Jun 4, 2012, 9:33am Top



29/60 oldies read as at the end of May.
I was hoping to be able to say I was halfway, but I was part-way through a heavy-duty BOMBS on the last day of the month and didn't want to cheat by swapping it for a shorty, so I only got to the magic 30/60 on Sunday the 3rd.

23riverwillow
Jun 4, 2012, 9:39am Top

I've cleared another two books, and have updated the tickers.

24detailmuse
Jun 4, 2012, 10:59am Top

I need to read 6 this month to get to 20 by the mid-year point. That's twice my average...


25lindapanzo
Jun 4, 2012, 12:29pm Top

Here's my ticker.




My original goal of 125 is probably out of reach with my extended reading funk. Even so, if I can average 10 per month, I can still clear more than 100 books off my shelf this year.

26fundevogel
Jun 4, 2012, 1:44pm Top

Total as of 6/1/12 : 5


27clue
Jun 4, 2012, 2:20pm Top

Hi cyderry, my total should show one more for 10 total.

Thanks for keeping up with us!

28bucketyell
Jun 4, 2012, 10:11pm Top

Thanks to a cold, I had a chance to lay in bed and finish off a few pending ones so I have now hit my 50 target. I will continue on with my quest to read what I own but I don't think the second half of the year will be quite so fruitful. I updated the ticker.

29clue
Jun 4, 2012, 10:14pm Top



30connie53
Jun 5, 2012, 7:06am Top

My total should be 15/18 instead of 13/18

31deep220
Edited: Jun 28, 2012, 9:07am Top




1. Day by Elie Wisel
2. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
3. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
4. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
5. Fiery Cross by Diane Gabaldon
6. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
8. The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
9. Dark Melody by Christine Feehan

This really was a big reading month for me.... we had 4 line jumpers that don't count as BOMBS. Which makes this the most books I have finished in one month.

32cyderry
Jun 5, 2012, 1:45pm Top

Adjustments made..

Congratulations bucketyell! and I love the profile picture!

33bucketyell
Jun 5, 2012, 2:29pm Top

Thanks! And thanks... I had to fight the crowds to get that pic but it was worth it!

34doglover58
Jun 5, 2012, 6:39pm Top

Finished one yesterday...turned out to be a disappointment for me.


35HelenBaker
Jun 6, 2012, 4:26am Top

Finally found the June page. My first book of the month read. Tickers updated.


36Caramellunacy
Jun 6, 2012, 4:47am Top

Hi cyderry,
Thanks for putting this together, but I managed to pull through one final BOMB in May, so my total should be 9/25 (woo-hoo!).

My ticker for June is here:



I'm hoping to keep making good headway!

37lindapanzo
Jun 6, 2012, 1:12pm Top

We're nearing 1,500 again. Maybe this time we really mean it.

Finished my first one of the month. Unfortunately, a whole armload of books on reserve came through for me at the library so I need to get through some, if not all, of those.

38tymfos
Jun 6, 2012, 3:12pm Top

No bombs finished for June yet, but I have one in the works -- a major one, Wolf Hall.

Here's my ticker:

Books read from my book shelf:


39cyderry
Jun 6, 2012, 6:32pm Top

Terri, I'm doing Wolf Hall this month too! Group read and tutored read have you seen the threads? One of my TIOLIs as well.

40bucketyell
Jun 6, 2012, 10:03pm Top

I have that one on the go too! The tutored thread is great and helping me quite a bit. I tried Wolf Hall before but got lost in the history.

41cyderry
Jun 6, 2012, 11:48pm Top

Well, if you ever play the TIOLI Challenges join us at #17!

42connie53
Jun 9, 2012, 9:13am Top

One more BOMBS finished. Just 2 books to go. And more than 6 months to do so!

43cyderry
Jun 9, 2012, 9:39am Top

Connie, that's great you are so close.

You do know that you can keep at it after you reach your goal, we won't mind.

44connie53
Jun 9, 2012, 12:43pm Top

I probably will do that. Summer is coming and that means more reading time. I'v read 27 books this year, but not all books count as a BOMBS.

45sarahbradshaw
Jun 10, 2012, 1:18pm Top

Just one BOMBS finished so far this month, which is better than last month. My total for the year thus far is 11/30. Must do better.

46LauraBrook
Jun 10, 2012, 5:20pm Top




I decided to include books that I've deaccessioned into my total since they're off of my shelves. Will add total to the tickers up top right away. (BTW, today is June 10 and the ticker says 48.)

47Robertgreaves
Jun 11, 2012, 11:49pm Top

@39/40 Wolf Hall is very near the top of my TBR pile. What are these group read and tutored read threads, please?

48cyderry
Jun 11, 2012, 11:58pm Top

The group read is in the 12 in 12 group (you don't have to be a member to participate) and it's just a place to talk about the book and ask and answer questions of each other as we read the book at the same time.

http://www.librarything.com/topic/137797

A tutored read is a thread that has one person reading the book and asking clarifying questions of their tutor. Anyone can read the thread and see the questions and answers and I do believe that they are having intermissions where others (not the tutor or student) can also ask questions.

http://www.librarything.com/topic/137481

join us!

49cyderry
Jun 12, 2012, 3:28pm Top

Unfortunately, Anita had to drop out, so I have adjusted the tickers to reflect her completions to date. We will muss her and hope that she will be back with us soon.

50mandymarie20
Jun 14, 2012, 3:16am Top

I've been crazy reading lately, including reading a huge Rubbermaid tub full of picture books, so I'm taking a break the next few weeks. I exceeded my goal (yeah!), and I'm thinking I might start a new target in July. I think if I just kept adding on my numbers I would skew the tickers too much (I did add my results this month to the tickers). And as for the break . . . Whom I kidding? I'll probably start another book tonight.

June Statistics
Books Read - 111
Discarded - 16
Towards Goal - 263/250
Percentage - 105%

Congrats to everyone on their hard work!

51HelenBaker
Jun 14, 2012, 3:21am Top

2nd book for the month completed. Need to read another 3 this month to stay on target. Tickers updated.

52sarahbradshaw
Jun 14, 2012, 10:43am Top

Number 2 for June just finished, which brings me to 12/30. Updated the ticker.

53cyderry
Jun 14, 2012, 10:54am Top

Just put in 3 for me!

54moonshineandrosefire
Edited: Jul 2, 2012, 6:51pm Top

I'm a new member who just joined this group recently. So far, I've read 9 books in June. (As of June 27, 2012) I want to read 75 books in 2012:

55moonshineandrosefire
Jun 14, 2012, 12:26pm Top

I'm a new member to the group - may I join in with you?

56melonbrawl
Jun 14, 2012, 2:26pm Top

Welcome, rosefireandmoonshine! 75 books is a worthy goal indeed. :)

57cyderry
Jun 14, 2012, 2:33pm Top

Rose,
you are very welcome to join us.
are the 75 all coming off your shelves or your total for the year?

58tymfos
Edited: Jun 14, 2012, 3:29pm Top

I'm still working on Wolf Hall (and lurking on the threads you mentioned, Cheli) but in honor of Ray Bradbury who died last week, I finally read my copy of Dandelion Wine. Why did I wait so long? So that's one down so far for the month.

Tickers are updated.

59moonshineandrosefire
Edited: Jul 1, 2012, 10:40pm Top

Thank you cyderry and melon brawl: I had thought that 75 would be my overall goal of books read for 2012.
I'm not quite sure how many books I would like to take off my shelf in 2012...so far, I've donated or purged 47 books (just recounted and revised as of June 28, 2012), having read or reread 17 of those 47 books in 2012!

Should I give you monthly totals? Here they are if you would like to see them:

January 2012
Total books read: 10
Total rereads: 2
Total acquisitions: 5
Books taken off my TBR pile and sent to new homes: 6

February 2012
Total books read: 9
Total rereads: 1
Total acquisitions: 1
Books taken off my TBR pile and sent to new homes: 8

March 2012
Total books read: 7
Total rereads: 3
Total acquisitions: 4
Books taken off my TBR pile and sent to new homes: 6

April 2012
Total books read: 9
Total rereads: 2
Total acquisitions: 5
Books taken off my TBR pile and sent to new homes: 8

May 2012
Total books read: 9
Total rereads: 0 (yes!)
Total acquisitions: 0 (yes!)
Books taken off my TBR pile and sent to new homes: 6

June 2012
Total books read: 9 (as of June 27, 2012)
Total rereads: 1 (as of June 3, 2012)
Total acquisitions: 14 (3 ebooks) (as of June 15, 2012)
Books taken off my TBR pile and sent to new homes: 13 (as of June 28, 2012)

Average time between acquisition and reading: approximately three years (gasp!)
Average number of rereads of acquisitions: 1
TBR books still waiting for new homes: 138

60cyderry
Jun 14, 2012, 11:45pm Top

Wow, how about we set your goal as 60 since you already got 50(!) done.

Is that okay?

61moonshineandrosefire
Edited: Jul 1, 2012, 10:02pm Top

Sounds great, cyderry! :) I'm shocked myself that I was able to purge 47 books so far! :)

Editor's Note: I've currently donated or purged 47 books off of my TBR pile as of June 28, 2012. A remarkable total for me (I'm typically a book hoarder) and I'm confident that I can still purge 60 books by the end of the year! :)

62cyderry
Jun 15, 2012, 12:46pm Top

Excellent, I've added you to the totals!

63moonshineandrosefire
Jun 15, 2012, 1:12pm Top

That's wonderful! Just out of curiosity cyderry, how do you tabulate the totals? :)

64cyderry
Jun 15, 2012, 1:15pm Top

I have a spreadsheet and have totals by month for each person. Add all their goals together for the 3,537 and the books that they say they've read (as of May 31st for this thread) and cut and paste in the totals. Can't get it to tab right, but close enough.

65laura_88
Jun 16, 2012, 4:00am Top




One book so far for this month.

66lindapanzo
Jun 16, 2012, 7:50pm Top

Cheli, can I reduce my goal for the year from 125 to 100?

67cyderry
Jun 16, 2012, 9:46pm Top

Sure I'll make the adjustment.

68lindapanzo
Jun 16, 2012, 10:03pm Top

Thanks, Cheli. I'll adjust my ticker and also my thread. 100 might be a stretch but I think 125 is out of the question this year.

69HelenBaker
Jun 18, 2012, 8:28pm Top

That's one more for the month. Tickers updated.

70kac522
Jun 18, 2012, 9:14pm Top

Just finished The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope, which has been on my shelf since last year.

Makes my new total 9 read toward my goal of 25 books.

I have updated the tickers.

71SqueakyChu
Edited: Jun 19, 2012, 8:25am Top




I should be at 8 books read (bombs detonated) in message #1.

72moonshineandrosefire
Edited: Jun 20, 2012, 1:09am Top

I just received email confirmation tonight of another 'lucky foster child' from my TBR pile being adopted into a loving, secure new home in Texas (umm...okay...so technically my little baby has become PRM (Prison Reading Material) - but a prison can offer an element of security to my sweet little The Haunted Mesa, can't it?)

I DO NOT JUDGE my beloved 'foster children' by their dogeared and well-read appearances! :) They are all incredibly special in their own way, and can spread their experiences to others where ever they might be! :) I updated my ticker total accordingly by one more book donated, but can someone possibly update the opening totals for me, please? My message is number 58. Thanks so much! :)

My Chinese Exchange Student from Ireland (My version of Endless Night is written in English, but the synopsis on the back cover is written in Chinese) has been accepted on a scholarship from Georgia - she's going to be part of a Study Abroad Program going to India - a lady in Georgia has a friend living in India who collects Agatha Christie novels. I'm going to mail the book off to Georgia on Thursday. :)

73cyderry
Jun 20, 2012, 9:23am Top

What a lovely way to relate to your books.

74majkia
Edited: Jun 20, 2012, 4:49pm Top

yay! finally a bomb! The Sword-Edged Blonde who was definitely a bomb!

ETA: I've updated tickers

75HelenBaker
Jun 21, 2012, 12:36am Top

The Girl at the Lion D'Or by Sebastian Faulks brings me up to 24/50. One more for the month and I will be bang on target. Maybe I'll squeeze in two and get a little ahead. Back to the shelves... Tickers updated.

76sarahbradshaw
Jun 21, 2012, 12:12pm Top

Number 3 for the month done, which brings me to 13/30. Will update the ticker.

77dudes22
Jun 21, 2012, 3:29pm Top

I'm now 1 over the half-way point, but find the "new and shiney" calling to me.

78moonshineandrosefire
Edited: Jun 21, 2012, 8:01pm Top

Yay! Received confirmation tonight that another TBR graduate has reached her destination safely! :) A Sight For Sore Eyes has gone off to Florida! "Myrtle Beach or Bust!" Woo Hoo! :)

The Rector's Wife and Sunset in St. Tropez immediately arrived in from California; I hope they aren't two divas! :)

79riverwillow
Jun 22, 2012, 1:48am Top

Another book down, so 30 read so far this year. Tickers adjusted. I do have concerns that I may not meet my target of 100 books for this year, but I'm going to leave it for a couple of months before I readjust my target as things may improve over the summer.

80sarahbradshaw
Jun 22, 2012, 6:04pm Top

Number 4 for this month done and dusted. I'm up to 14/30, only one away from the halfway point. Ticker has been updated.

81HelenBaker
Jun 24, 2012, 3:36am Top

Yay 5th book for the month completed which brings me to half way in my challenge and on target. Now do I am for one more BOMB for the month or one of my more recent purchases...
Tickers updated.

82tymfos
Edited: Jun 24, 2012, 8:11pm Top

I got through a couple more short books for this challenge. Updating tickers.

Still working on Wolf Hall, which will be a major one off the shelf..

83laura_88
Jun 25, 2012, 7:06am Top

Another one done. Tickers updated.

84majkia
Jun 25, 2012, 7:54pm Top

Yay, another BOMB! The Dante Club which has been on my TBR for forever! I've updated the tickers.

85doglover58
Jun 26, 2012, 9:09am Top

Another one down -- Silver Sparrow...This has been on my shelves for a while, and I'm glad I picked it up as I really enjoyed it.



86Conachair
Jun 26, 2012, 9:46am Top

Ooops, I did it again, forgetting to post my ticker. I will endeavour to do better next month.




So far my reading total for the month is 6, half of them BOMBS. I am still reading pretty fast at the moment, so there might be more to come.

87detailmuse
Jun 26, 2012, 12:35pm Top

I've finished four so far of the six I have as a goal this month, including the 973-page Pillars of the Earth that I've had going since February. Still four days to fit in another one or two. Top ticker updated.

88lindapanzo
Jun 26, 2012, 1:02pm Top

I've read 8 books off the shelf this month and have probably one more to go, which would give me 47 out of 100. This puts me just below the halfway point, halfway through the year.

Considering my multi-month reading drought (mid March to mid May), however, I should be able to reach my revised goal.

89connie53
Jun 26, 2012, 3:52pm Top

I do not think I will read any BOMBS this month. These new books keep getting in the way.

90majkia
Jun 26, 2012, 3:59pm Top

#89 I know! How dare they! The shiny!

91cyderry
Jun 27, 2012, 8:18pm Top

Okay, everybody, you're doing great, just make sure that your tickers or totals are here in the next few days so I can finish up June and see where we stand after half a year.

92dudes22
Jun 27, 2012, 8:41pm Top

Well I read 6 this month so far and have updated the tickers.

93bucketyell
Jun 27, 2012, 9:46pm Top

I am now at 58 read in total. I don't think I will finish any more because my niece was born on Monday and I have a shiny new toy to play with! This is the first niece/grand kid on either side so I have to wait in line but it so worth it.

I didn't update the ticker.

94Robertgreaves
Jun 27, 2012, 10:04pm Top

Hoping to squeeze another one in before the end of the month, so will have to wait till the last minute I'm afraid.

95jonesli
Jun 28, 2012, 8:50am Top

I'm not going to finish anything else between now and Saturday so :

A total of 19 BOMBS for me this month. I will update the group ticker.

96deep220
Jun 28, 2012, 9:08am Top

Totals for the month:

9 bombs this month
35 bombs to date goal of 70
50% complete

YAHHH right on target

97dudes22
Jun 28, 2012, 2:54pm Top

Managed to finish one more and updated the tickers.

98melonbrawl
Jun 28, 2012, 5:29pm Top

Chèli, I think I'm going to finish one more this month...squeaking in under the deadline, just like always. :)

99benitastrnad
Jun 28, 2012, 6:14pm Top

I am not going to get any more done this month so will add four books to my off-the-shelf list for this month. I did not update the ticker.

100rabbitprincess
Jun 28, 2012, 6:21pm Top

My total for this month is 4, cumulative total 31. My personal ticker in message 4 has been updated; I have not touched the group tickers.

101cyderry
Jun 28, 2012, 11:43pm Top

I'm going to be busy with out-of-town guests until Sunday night/Monday so I probably won't get the new thread up until then. Sorry, guys.

102HelenBaker
Edited: Jun 29, 2012, 3:39am Top

Another book off the shelf for the month and my first of Chang-rae Lee's, so that makes a total of 6 for me this month. I have already adjusted tickers.

103shearon
Jun 29, 2012, 8:42am Top

Finished my 10th BOMB: Stiff by Mary Roach (touchstones are frustratingly wrong). If you have any interest in learning about dead bodies, this is the book for you -- very, very enjoyable.

I did not adjust the tickers.

104Tallulah_Rose
Jun 29, 2012, 10:56am Top

I don't think I'll finish another one this month because I've been absorbed in the Kingkiller chronicle and am reading the last bits of the second part right now.

I have on total read or put off the shelves 18 books. Since I am also counting how many books have come onto my shelf, I am just with 3 BOMBS so far, but I think cheli'll count it as 18, as she has done this month.

105DeltaQueen50
Jun 29, 2012, 1:22pm Top

I'm done for the month and feeling quite proud of myself. I read 11 books off my shelves this month, bringing my yearly total to 55 Bombs. This puts me back on track to reach my goal, but I am going to have to really work at it.

I added my totals to the group ticker.

106clue
Jun 29, 2012, 2:11pm Top

I read 2 again this month for a total of 12. Updated tickers (my personal ticker is in message 29). Can't believe we're at the halfway mark for the year!

107dudes22
Jun 29, 2012, 3:05pm Top

My last book was a quick read and I managed to finish it before the end of month. I've updated the tickers.

108LucindaLibri
Edited: Jun 30, 2012, 1:00am Top

I'm sad to report that though I finished 4 books in June, none was a TBR/BOMB :( and my total TBR list is now up to 324. So my progress ticker remains unchanged 2/25. The good news is that I'm down to one library book and one new book for book group and then I can focus on TBR/BOMBS. Yippee!!

109Cait86
Jun 30, 2012, 6:39am Top

Total for the month is 2 BOMBS, so I am up to 18 for the year.

110Robertgreaves
Jun 30, 2012, 8:37am Top

End of June report:

Bombs detonated: 3
Duds: 8
Added to the pile: 13

Not added to the ticker.

111streamsong
Jun 30, 2012, 9:02am Top

No BOMBS for me in June, either. I did have one reread, but I haven't been counting them as BOMBS.

LucindaLibri, my June stats are very close to yours.

112Helenoel
Jun 30, 2012, 9:33am Top

Nothing new for me in June either- well several new books, but no BOMBS.

113paeonia
Edited: Jun 30, 2012, 10:10am Top

I managed to clear three more books off my bookshelf in June. I have added them to the tickers. That should bring my total up to 18. I think I could clear my shelves more quickly, if only new books didn't keep coming my way. I read 11 books in June, but only three BOMBS.

114thorold
Jun 30, 2012, 10:38am Top

I managed six BOMBS this month — including three that have been waiting on the shelf for well over a decade. That takes me to 35/60 at the end of June.

115bragan
Jun 30, 2012, 11:25am Top

My personal ticker is up to date at 54/100. Didn't make as much progress this month as I might have liked, but I'm still doing pretty good. Well, I'm doing pretty good on this particular goal. As far as my TBR total goes... Oy. :)

116detailmuse
Jun 30, 2012, 10:28pm Top

Reached my goal of six this month and I'm back on track at 20 of 40 ytd.

117lindapanzo
Jun 30, 2012, 10:45pm Top

I read 9 this month, giving me a total of 47 so far this year.

118ramblingivy
Jul 1, 2012, 1:36am Top

None for me this month, Cheli, as I've been reading new books, and library books.

119amz310783
Jul 1, 2012, 3:33pm Top

Totals for June:

Total TBR at start: 1141

Old TBR at start: 1075
Old books read: 6
Old TBR at end: 1069

New TBR at start: 66
New books added: 12
New Books read: 7
New books at end: 71

Total TBR at end: 1140 - Still going in the right direction

So 6 bombs for this month, 85 in total. I have updated both tickers and my personal one which is in message 19.

120tymfos
Edited: Jul 1, 2012, 3:52pm Top

I just finished one, which I guess will count toward July when that thread is up. For June, I finished a total of three.

121Booksloth
Jul 2, 2012, 4:51am Top

Eight BOMBs for me in June, bringing my overall total to 40 out of 50. Both tickers adjusted.

122cyderry
Jul 2, 2012, 1:06pm Top

123rocketjk
Jul 4, 2012, 12:59pm Top

Two in June brings me up to nine. I will change the group ticker accordingly.

124billiejean
Jul 31, 2012, 1:21pm Top

Sorry to report so late. My total for June is 5. I will update.

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