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Offline Bender

2020 Reading Challenge
« on: January 02, 2020, 09:45:55 PM »
So who's up for this? This will be a multi faceted challenge.

1) You can set yourself up for a number that's comfortable.
2) Every alternate month, there will a thematic challenge (like female protagonist, dark comedy, must feature a talking donkey etc). We can discuss on these specific challenges and agree.
3) One book must be in a genre that you don't usually read. (Vampire YA, Literary fantasy etc).

Who's in?
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Re: 2020 Reading Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 11:53:27 PM »
must feature a talking donkey etc

There's a Shrek novel?

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Re: 2020 Reading Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2020, 02:15:03 AM »
I think I'd like to set my goal at 52 books. One per week should be doable.

I haven't done it the last couple of years, but I've had a lot going on.

Offline cupiscent

Re: 2020 Reading Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2020, 02:55:38 AM »
Interacting with or entirely separate from the read-along club?

I am interested in lurking around the fringes of this, but I know that sometimes my reading time can be swings and roundabouts, and sometimes I just want to read through my latest stack of acquisitions without having to fish about and find a talking donkey. :) But certainly interested in lurking about and participating in any discussions.

My GoodReads challenge to myself this year is for 50, though I'm not sure I'll make that.

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Re: 2020 Reading Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2020, 06:41:15 AM »
52 books is my goal. But I wonder how this will work out as a group?
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Re: 2020 Reading Challenge
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2020, 07:46:21 AM »
As much as I like the general concept, I'm not going to set any targets, because knowing me, it will just stress me out.

I'm going to read books, many books, any books I feel like. That's all :)
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Re: 2020 Reading Challenge
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2020, 07:56:59 AM »
Will this be like the  reddit fantasy book bingo ?

I know @DrNefario does them.

I’m going to keep the book club separate for now.
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Re: 2020 Reading Challenge
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2020, 08:46:02 AM »
I have my own challenges, too. Nothing particularly strenuous so far this year: my main goal is to read twice as many books as I buy, and I'm carrying on with my challenge to read a book with Black in the title each month (which will be trickier this year, but I just want to see how far I can stretch it.)

Last year's main goal was to finish with fewer unread books than I started, and I failed quite badly, mainly due to freebies, but I did meet my other goals of reading 60% women and reading the Black books. And I did the Reddit bingo.

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Re: 2020 Reading Challenge
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2020, 05:33:41 PM »
My personal challenges are
1) Read 120 books/10 a month
2) Reread all of Asimov's Foundation universe (Robots novels & Empire novels included)

Last year I planned to reread Malazan, but that got abandoned pretty soon. Hopefully Foundation goes a little more smoothly.
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Re: 2020 Reading Challenge
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 07:16:38 PM »
I go with 12. One book per month seems doable.

I want to read all of Conan and Hyperborea again, and finally get to reading Dune.
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Re: 2020 Reading Challenge
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2020, 03:08:10 AM »
If I get 6 read this year, it will be amazing.
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Re: 2020 Reading Challenge
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2020, 04:54:38 AM »
So who's up for the other challenges?
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