John's 2019 BFB reads

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John's 2019 BFB reads

1johnsimpson
Dec 29, 2018, 4:40pm

Welcome to the 2019 group, I hope you will post your BFB reads throughout the year and let's see how many we end up with.

I had a really great year in 2018 with 30 BFB's completed, I don't think I will reach double figures in 2019 but I will no doubt read a few.

2Yells
Dec 29, 2018, 4:53pm

I was just looking to see if a new group was set up yet and lo and behold, here it is! I am definitely in for another year. Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone.

3connie53
Dec 30, 2018, 3:44am

Hi John, thank you for the invitation to this group and for setting it up for another year.

4frahealee
Edited: Jul 18, 7:00pm

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5bryanoz
Edited: Dec 30, 2018, 11:09pm

Hope you don't rest for too long mate, let's try for 100 Big Fat Books in 2019...

6johnsimpson
Dec 31, 2018, 8:12am

>2 Yells:, You are most welcome Danielle and Rob.

>3 connie53:, Nice to see you here again Connie my dear.

>4 frahealee:, Hi Francine, I will have today as my rest period and be ready to get back to the books tomorrow, I have lots of books that fit both the 500 or more pages and the BFB criteria and may do it again in a year or two.

>5 bryanoz:, Hi Bryan mate, the rest is only for today and I will be back at the books from tomorrow although it may be February before a BFB gets into my hands. I hope you mean 100 BFB's for the group to achieve and not for either me or you to do ourselves, lol. That would be some achievement.

I hope all my lovely BFB group friends have a very happy new year, I love you all.

7JayneCM
Dec 31, 2018, 6:21pm

>5 bryanoz: Hmm, I was wondering the same! 100 for one or two people would be an amazing achievement!

8bryanoz
Dec 31, 2018, 7:30pm

When I have a year off challenge is on ! Until then 100 or more for the group will have to do..cheers and happy reading !

9JayneCM
Dec 31, 2018, 9:00pm

>8 bryanoz: I reckon we do that! Let's go!

10MissWatson
Jan 3, 2019, 6:35am

Thanks for setting us up, John. Happy reading!

11majkia
Jan 3, 2019, 8:41am

The invitation to join was great. Thanks for that. And happy BFBing!

12johnsimpson
Jan 4, 2019, 3:41pm

>10 MissWatson:, >11 majkia:, Thank you Birgit and Jean.

13johnsimpson
Jun 5, 2019, 5:01pm

I cannot believe we are already in June and I have not contributed to the total so far this year, I think one or two will pop up though. After last year I needed a break and wanted to whittle down the TBR pile, ha ha ha , any way I have already been thinking about BIG reads for next year (I know it is a little early to be doing this), I will not be giving any clues but look out for my 2020 thread and you may find a link. I know this is a bit of a teaser and with nearly seven months before I start but I like to keep you on your toes so make sure you sign up next year.

Have a great month of BFB's boys and girls and I hope to be a part of the ranks soon, bye for now.

14Tess_W
Jun 5, 2019, 5:30pm

Don't worry about contributing, John. You have contributed greatly just by hosting this group. There may or may not be years I don't contribute as I don't plan on reading BFB's, I just read what floats my boat at the time! That being said, you do have my interest piqued for next year!

15JayneCM
Nov 19, 2019, 4:03am

>13 johnsimpson: Hmmm, nearly time to find out what your plan is! Sounds intriguing.

I haven't managed to pick up many BFBs this year (although I read plenty that were more than 500 pages, just not quite there). I am planning a few biographies for next year and they are always big.

16johnsimpson
Nov 20, 2019, 3:03pm

>15 JayneCM:, just a few weeks before I reveal my BFB plans my dear.

17JayneCM
Nov 22, 2019, 12:57am

>16 johnsimpson: Looking forward to it!

18johnsimpson
Dec 16, 2019, 3:31pm

I will be revealing my 2020 BFB reading plan next week, probably on the 23rd as a little pre-Christmas Day present, ha ha.

19MissWatson
Dec 17, 2019, 3:19am

I'm on tenterhooks!

20JayneCM
Dec 17, 2019, 5:44am

21johnsimpson
Dec 23, 2019, 3:42pm

Well here it is, my 2020 reading plan, I do hope you lot are not underwhelmed with this. After a blank 2019 I will be hitting the big ones and although we are lowering the threshold to 500 pages or more, I am going to attempt to get through my super big ones, the 1,000 page behemoths. I have pulled out 14 of these and will start with one on Jan 1st, I will lower the page count slightly as I have Ken Follett's Century trilogy to begin and only the third is super big. One on the list is Norman Mailer's Harlot's Ghost weighing in at 1405 pages.

I think I will need a bit of luck to get through these but I am going to give it a go and we will see how I go.

I would like to wish all my friends here on the BFB group a very Merry Christmas.

22JayneCM
Dec 26, 2019, 2:12am

>21 johnsimpson: A very ambitious plan! I have the Ken Follett books on my shelf too. Look forward to hearing what you think of them.

I must admit I am glad that 500 pages in now the threshold as I read quite a few last year between 500-600 pages. I'm sure my count will be higher this year!

Hope you had a lovely Christmas. And best wishes for a great New Year (with lots of reading!)

23johnsimpson
Dec 26, 2019, 2:45pm

>22 JayneCM:, Thanks my dear.

24johnsimpson
Dec 26, 2019, 4:47pm

I have set the 2020 group up and sent out invitations to join.