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12 minutes ago, Granny_Weatherwax said:

I am quarantining in preparation for my daughter's surgery next week and moving in with her and her family to help her recover so I've been playing in my bullet journal and drawing bookshelves, reading lists, bingo cards, and generally having a good time of it.

Best wishes for your daughter's surgery and recovery. And happy reading!

Regards,

Kareni

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5 minutes ago, Kareni said:

Best wishes for your daughter's surgery and recovery. And happy reading!

Regards,

Kareni

Thank you. I know I'm headed for a few rough days as the baby is resistant to a bottle. DD, DSIL, and I have all tried. I will need lots of grace  and caffeine.

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2 hours ago, Kareni said:

I can't imagine how eight children could possibly get in the way of reading!

I'm another longtime fan of Nora Roberts; I've been reading her books since the early ... eighties. Some places to begin ~

 

Regards,

Kareni

Thanks for this! My first Nora was the Year One trilogy, and I understand that’s perhaps not a great exemplar of her full catalog. I’ll give her another try. 
 

 

On 1/1/2021 at 9:56 PM, Robin M said:

Hugs! I traditionally start the new thread on the first of the year.  This year is more mellow than past years so no rush and you won't get lost in the crush.  Take your time, slow down and breath and join us when you are ready. 😘

Thanks for the Van, Robin, each time I’ve opened this thread I drift Into the Mystic. 
 

I appreciate your creativity in the various challenges, but I will surely overcommit if I claim to attempt doing anything beyond reading and making a total count of books for 2021. I am striving to check in BaW once a week (hopefully on the same day each week) to report and interact. 

On 1/1/2021 at 11:51 PM, Kareni said:

It's not my favorite of her books/series either, so you're in good company!

 

My daughter was recently horrified to learn that I'd not read this series. Perhaps this year....

 

I'm another who could not imagine going a year without rereading so kudos to you! I am currently rereading an old favorite.

Regards,

Kareni

I have plans to reread Ready Player One in preparation for Ready Player Two. I’ll also reread some classics that dc will be reading for lit class. 

On 1/2/2021 at 10:14 AM, mumto2 said:

My Murakami is done for the year. I really liked South of the Border, West of the Sun while I was reading it. On the surface the book didn’t “do” much and I am not even positive what was real and what wasn’t. It was probably about the consequences of guilt....... 

I started one of those best seller type thrillers called The Last Flight by Julie Clark.  I wanted to know how in today’s world one could switch flight with someone and get away with it......I now know and the answer was stupidly easy! Two desperate women on the run from bad situations switch flights and identity’s at JFK......unfortunately/fortunately one of the planes crashes. It’s a duel storyline where I detest one of the characters so I may abandon it.

I also started listening to Christopher Paolini’s(Eragon) To Sleep in a Sea of Stars which seems to be great. It is completely different than Eragon as it’s science fiction......scary alien technology is happening. 😉 I discovered it’s 32 hours long and I wasn’t expecting that! Lot’s of quilting needs to happen as it’s due in 6 days! I actually think I can finish it thanks to 2x speed.........

Thanks for this recommendation. I enjoyed Eragon til the too-long wait for the final book. I am happy to hear that Paolini did not throw in the towel on a career as author and will happily put this new title on my list to read. 

On 1/1/2021 at 9:37 PM, Ali in OR said:

I'm starting off 2021 with my last two library books from the November tsunami from my hold list, The Vanishing Half and Pale Rider about the 1918 influenza pandemic. That will probably take a couple of weeks. Then I hope to read books 2 and 3 of The Bear and the Nightingale trilogy, perhaps also starting either Caste or The Warmth of Other Suns simultaneously. No reading goals other than to always have a book going.

I found The Vanishing Half fascinating. In 2020 I listened to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, nonfiction, and parts of VH reminded me of it. It reads like a well written memoir, at one point I had to double check that it was fiction. The story takes some wild turns, and I wondered at least once, why would the author go there? However, after deep thought, I can imagine why she did. I believe this book would be great for group discussion. 

On 1/3/2021 at 10:12 AM, SanDiegoMom said:

Ok, encouraged by @LaughingCat and @AmandaVT I am going to post not and just do my best to keep up! I tried last year to follow along without posting, so that if I couldn't keep up I wouldn't have committed to anything:). Now I am willing to try and just do my best!

I am almost done with How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett, which discusses the difference between the classical view of emotion (as emotions being universal and we all feel them and show them the same way) vs constructed emotion (that our bodies experience emotion differently based on our past experiences and our cultures, and there is no one way to express emotion).  It is very interesting.  I have learned a lot about the interoceptive network in the brain which helps us budget our energy needs for any given occasion, and intercepts the signals our bodies give (hunger, cold, etc).  I have two kids with middling to poor interception so it's somewhat relevant! 

I am going to try to alternate fiction with non fiction every week and next week will start the Golden Compass Series.  I read the first one a long time ago but never got through all of them! Then I will head back to The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World by Steven Johnson.  I can't wait!

My husband is reading along but he loves his Blinkist app (it summarizes books in a 15 minute "blink" and tried to get those to count. Ha! No way.  He'll probably hit the target anyway -- he reads a ton.   

That sounds really good, I’ve been trying to figure out a new NF audiobook for listening to while doing mindless decluttering. I’ll check this out!

On 1/4/2021 at 8:03 PM, Kareni said:

My old nineties era book group that invited me to rejoin them on Zoom will be meeting this week. The book we'll be discussing is one that I first read last year for my local book group.  Thus, I reread the book with pleasure. I'll recopy what I wrote in November.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

This was an interesting mix of nature writing and mystery; it's the author's first novel, but she'd already published three books about her work as a wildlife scientist in Africa. It was a gripping read with an ending that surprised me.

Here is the book blurb:

"For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens."

Regards,

Kareni

I enjoyed crawdads mostly because I felt immersed in my wheelhouse, the marshes of my youth. I wish I’d found the plot a little less predictable. 

On 1/5/2021 at 10:54 AM, Robin M said:

The 25th anniversary of the annual readathon of Moby Dick is coming up.  Tune in to the 2021 Moby Dick Marathon running Friday, January 8 through Sunday, January 10.  Our very own Melissa @-M- will be participating as a virtual reader and the read starts on the 9th. Watch it Here or on Vimeo.   

 

@-M-hope you can share a short clip of your part with us. Thinking of you today!

On 1/6/2021 at 4:57 PM, Kareni said:

I just finished Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art by Hinchcliff and Wheeler which was a fun book to browse through. 

"“What is a good mail day?” A good mail day is a day when, instead of just bills, catalogs, and advertisements, your postal carrier delivers artful, beautiful, personal mail from friends and acquaintances all over the world. Mail art is a collaborative art form with a long and fascinating history populated by famous artists as well as everyday practitioners. The term “mail art” refers to pieces of art sent through the mail rather than displayed or sold in traditional venues. Mail artists often use inexpensive and recycled materials including postcards, collage, rubber stamps, and photocopied images. Mail art is a truly international activity and a fun way to connect with people in every corner of the globe. Readers will learn to create decorated and illustrated envelopes, faux postage and artistamps, find penpals, make a mail art kit, and much more!"

Regards,

Kareni

Love this idea, adding to the list. 

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2 hours ago, Kareni said:

Sorry if I double quoted you without further reply, I am obviously multiquote challenged and did it accidentally. 
 

I still have not gotten in a new book groove, which I am blaming on events of the last week. Hope to hit the reset button this weekend. Thanks for feedback on Goldfinch, but think I’ll return it. I may read it eventually, but I think the timing is bad for a long slog right now. I’ll probably grab Uncle Tom’s Cabin to keep up with the kid. 

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2 hours ago, Granny_Weatherwax said:

I had put a hold on The Count of Monte Cristo and it's in already. I can only check it out three times and, after looking through the proposed schedules, I may just have to break with the no spend reading challenge and buy a copy. Unless I can get it on Kindle. I've never read a chunky ebook. 

What editions is everyone thinking about using? Is there something I should be on the lookout for?
 

 

First, good thoughts for your daughter's surgery.

Did I miss a posted schedule or proposed schedule? Should I have started reading it? I knew we would be reading it this year and I thought I was keeping up on the threads but maybe it was posted last year? 

This will be a reread for me and I have two Kindle editions. One is a free public domain edition that doesn't seem to be available anymore and the other is a Penguin Classics edition. Amazon says I read the Penguin Classics one. I have a feeling the public domain edition was poorly done. I read it in 2012 and back then there were a lot of errors when public domain books were put in digital formats. During the reread I'll stick with the one I previously read. From what I understand this is a truly complete and unabridged version and the translator is well respected.

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Virtual high-fives to all of those who, like me, have the best of intentions to post weekly and follow a reading schedule and participate unfailingly but who then end up binge reading fluff, forgetting to note what's been finished, and letting weeks and weeks go by without a single BaW post.  My Goodreads shelves are a mess, I can't remember to update my lists, and when I do remember to update I do it in batches and everything ends up with the same date so it looks like I finished 15 books on the same day.  Sigh.  And I'm TOTALLY an organizer and a planner!!!  My lack of reading organization/planning is a weird anomaly.  I think I might be old-school and would do better with some sort of paper planner/journal for reading.  Any favourites to recommend?

And did you all know that Frixion makes erasable highlighters??  Genius.

Finished my first book of 2021:

1. Changes at Fairacre (Fairacre, #18) by Miss Read   *Fiction

I've given up on rating books because it stressed me out.  I don't know why - probably because there was no "right" answer to the rating.  My science/math education brain likes "right" answers. 😉

I'm currently reading a horror/thriller novel by an Icelandic writer:

I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (in translation)

The whole 'Nordic Noir' genre has really been appealing to me lately.  I've also been watching 'Fortitude' and 'Wisting' on Amazon Prime.  If anyone has author suggestions for Nordic Noir, I'd love to hear them!

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I made a post in the very first Book a Week 2020 thread saying I was finally going to do this...and then all hell broke loose in the second week of January. 🙃 2020 was rotten here before it was the in thing for 2020 to be rotten. 🤣😒🎻 So here I am again. I've got to go back and read all the posts from this week, but I wanted to get this post in before week 2 started. 

I am currently reading Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson and just today I received The House in the Cerulean Sea, by TJ Klune, hich I hope is going to provide some nice escapism this weekend. 

My favorite reads last year were The Goldfinch and News of the World. I had just finished the second chapter of the latter when the movie ads with Tom Hanks started playing, and I was happy to read the rest of it in his voice. I think that is probably some great casting, but I need to see the movie, which will probably disappoint me despite Tom Hanks being good in the role. LOL

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1 hour ago, Lady Florida. said:

First, good thoughts for your daughter's surgery.

Did I miss a posted schedule or proposed schedule? Should I have started reading it? I knew we would be reading it this year and I thought I was keeping up on the threads but maybe it was posted last year? 

This will be a reread for me and I have two Kindle editions. One is a free public domain edition that doesn't seem to be available anymore and the other is a Penguin Classics edition. Amazon says I read the Penguin Classics one. I have a feeling the public domain edition was poorly done. I read it in 2012 and back then there were a lot of errors when public domain books were put in digital formats. During the reread I'll stick with the one I previously read. From what I understand this is a truly complete and unabridged version and the translator is well respected.

There were two proposed schedules in a previous thread. I believe we aren't beginning until Feb.; hence my distress upon the early arrival of my book.  When I put a hold on it, it wasn't available until the end of Jan so the previous reader must have returned it early or a second copy became available. I'm using the current edition as a way to browse the book and see if I like it while looking for something I can have on hand for the duration of the read.

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59 minutes ago, Dicentra said:

Virtual high-fives to all of those who, like me, have the best of intentions to post weekly and follow a reading schedule and participate unfailingly but who then end up binge reading fluff, forgetting to note what's been finished, and letting weeks and weeks go by without a single BaW post.  My Goodreads shelves are a mess, I can't remember to update my lists, and when I do remember to update I do it in batches and everything ends up with the same date so it looks like I finished 15 books on the same day.  Sigh.  And I'm TOTALLY an organizer and a planner!!!  My lack of reading organization/planning is a weird anomaly.  I think I might be old-school and would do better with some sort of paper planner/journal for reading.  Any favourites to recommend?

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I have tried two ways to journal my reading. For two years, I created a list in a blank lined journal.. I wrote the title, the author and a quick rating. Then I got all fancy and purchased a legit book journal that requires quite a bit of info: author, title, publisher, # of pages, genre, why I read it, who will I recommend it to, quotes, start and end dates, etc and etc. It's too much for me and it's only partially filled in. It holds info for 100 books (I'm on 96); as soon as it's filled, I'm going back to the standard blank journal

I do track on Goodreads so I can see my progress for the Reading challenge and the end of year review. I like having the paper copy too.

 

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45 minutes ago, Dicentra said:

My lack of reading organization/planning is a weird anomaly.  I think I might be old-school and would do better with some sort of paper planner/journal for reading.  Any favourites to recommend?

And did you all know that Frixion makes erasable highlighters??  Genius.

I seem to do best with a journal that is just plain old lined paper one as I never fill out the fancier versions that my best friend kept giving for years.......finely I think she noticed what I actually use!😂. I used to use pencil but I now write with Frixion.........two colors as I  have done my set up with red the past few years.  Simple page headers........I make lists for challenges leaving plenty of space for each completed book.  I usually get three years to a notebook.  I travel with my book so I also have pages with a few important life notes like everyone’s library card numbers!

Oh my to the erasable highlighter.  I might order one for my kids as they hate to mark textbooks.......

46 minutes ago, Dicentra said:

If anyone has author suggestions for Nordic Noir, I'd love to hear them!

I ❤️ Nordic Noir and have read quite a bit.  My library recently bought a series by Yrsa  Sigurdardottir so I am looking forward to trying that author.

Some favorites ..........

Ragnar Jonasson has written two good series set in Iceland.  I just read Whiteout last week which is number 5 in the Dark Iceland/ Ari Thor series https://www.goodreads.com/series/144035-siglufj-r-ur which is probably my favorite Nordic Detective.  The other series is great but a bit darker than most.

The Department Q series is seriously great.  I am working my way through slowly but enjoying them.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10822858-the-keeper-of-lost-causes?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=iXdW811Mae&rank=1

Some others that I have enjoyed are......Nesbo is a fail for me but super popular

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6861265.Arnaldur_Indri_ason

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12073100-the-ice-princess

https://www.goodreads.com/series/51610-konrad-sejer

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1 hour ago, Lady Florida. said:

First, good thoughts for your daughter's surgery.

Did I miss a posted schedule or proposed schedule? Should I have started reading it? I knew we would be reading it this year and I thought I was keeping up on the threads but maybe it was posted last year? 

 

The plan is to start the first week in February and many wanted to take it slowly since have so many other books want to read.  The schedule settled upon is three chapters a week.  I have the Penguin Classic Version so page number are based from it.  If reading on Kindle or a different version, page number will most likely be different. 

Chapters / Pages
01 – 03 / 7 - 32
04 – 06 / 33 - 61
07 – 09 / 62 - 88
10 – 12 / 89 -111
13 – 15 / 112 – 147 
16 – 18 / 148 – 186 
19 – 21 / 187 - 211
22 – 24 / 212 – 235 
25 – 27 / 236 - 266
28 – 30 / 267 - 299
31 – 33 / 300 – 358 
34 – 36 / 359 – 412 
37 – 39 / 413 – 435 
40 – 42 / 456 -484 
43 – 45 / 485 – 524 
46 – 48 /  525 – 557
49 – 51 / 558 – 581 
52 – 54 / 582 – 620 
55 – 57 / 621 - 652
58 – 60 / 653 - 677
61 – 63 / 678 – 704 
64 – 66 / 705 – 732 
67 – 69 / 733 - 760
70 – 72 / 761 – 773 
73 – 75 / 774 - 820
76 – 78 / 821 - 860
79 – 80 / 861 - 895
81 – 83 / 896 – 931 
84 – 86 / 932 – 962 
87 – 89 / 963 - 986
90 – 92 / 987 - 1012
93 – 95 / 1013 – 1039
96 – 98 / 1040 – 1056  
99 – 101 / 1069 - 1090
102 – 104 / 1091 - 1115
105 – 107 / 1116 – 1150 
108 – 110 / 1151 – 1173 
111 – 113 / 1174 – 1206 
114  - 116 / 1207 – 1229 
117 / 1230 – 1243 
 

 

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@Robin MI am planning to do a 21 book chain this year but am actually going to have to force my first pairing which normally just happens......

1.  To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

2.  The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

#3 will have big in it, a couple of options

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4 hours ago, Granny_Weatherwax said:

Good afternoon, fellow readers~

I am quarantining in preparation for my daughter's surgery next week and moving in with her and her family to help her recover so I've been playing in my bullet journal and drawing bookshelves, reading lists, bingo cards, and generally having a good time of it. I took the dog for a three mile walk to the public library to pick up a book. I had put a hold on The Count of Monte Cristo and it's in already. I can only check it out three times and, after looking through the proposed schedules, I may just have to break with the no spend reading challenge and buy a copy. Unless I can get it on Kindle. I've never read a chunky ebook. 

What editions is everyone thinking about using? Is there something I should be on the lookout for?
 

--

DS's Wheel of Time reading progress - he has finished the prequel and Book 1. 

Prayer and good thoughts winging your way for you and your daughter and a quick recovery.  I have the Penguin Classics edition which Kathy mentioned.  I looked through several online and this one sounded like the best readable one for  me.   What were your son's thoughts about Book 1?  

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1 hour ago, Alte Veste Academy said:

I am currently reading Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson and just today I received The House in the Cerulean Sea, by TJ Klune, which I hope is going to provide some nice escapism this weekend. 

I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about House in the Cerulean Sea! 

 

3 hours ago, Seasider too said:

Thanks for this! My first Nora was the Year One trilogy, and I understand that’s perhaps not a great exemplar of her full catalog. I’ll give her another try. 
 

Yeah, the Year One Trilogy really wasn't one of her best trilogies although I enjoyed it, it was more dark and stranger than a lot of her books. 

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6 hours ago, Kareni said:

I can't imagine how eight children could possibly get in the way of reading!

I'm another longtime fan of Nora Roberts; I've been reading her books since the early ... eighties. Some places to begin ~

 

Regards,

Kareni

These lists....... I probably should just start a Nora Roberts 10 category.  😂. I have already been dipping into this author for rereads.  I doubt many of these have made it past me but they all sound good and since I read them when they were released it’s been years for most!  Thank you!

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1 hour ago, Granny_Weatherwax said:

I have tried two ways to journal my reading. For two years, I created a list in a blank lined journal.. I wrote the title, the author and a quick rating. Then I got all fancy and purchased a legit book journal that requires quite a bit of info: author, title, publisher, # of pages, genre, why I read it, who will I recommend it to, quotes, start and end dates, etc and etc. It's too much for me and it's only partially filled in. It holds info for 100 books (I'm on 96); as soon as it's filled, I'm going back to the standard blank journal

I do track on Goodreads so I can see my progress for the Reading challenge and the end of year review. I like having the paper copy too.

 

Thanks, GW! 🙂

1 hour ago, mumto2 said:

I seem to do best with a journal that is just plain old lined paper one as I never fill out the fancier versions that my best friend kept giving for years.......finely I think she noticed what I actually use!😂. I used to use pencil but I now write with Frixion.........two colors as I  have done my set up with red the past few years.  Simple page headers........I make lists for challenges leaving plenty of space for each completed book.  I usually get three years to a notebook.  I travel with my book so I also have pages with a few important life notes like everyone’s library card numbers!

Oh my to the erasable highlighter.  I might order one for my kids as they hate to mark textbooks.......

I ❤️ Nordic Noir and have read quite a bit.  My library recently bought a series by Yrsa  Sigurdardottir so I am looking forward to trying that author.

Some favorites ..........

Ragnar Jonasson has written two good series set in Iceland.  I just read Whiteout last week which is number 5 in the Dark Iceland/ Ari Thor series https://www.goodreads.com/series/144035-siglufj-r-ur which is probably my favorite Nordic Detective.  The other series is great but a bit darker than most.

The Department Q series is seriously great.  I am working my way through slowly but enjoying them.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10822858-the-keeper-of-lost-causes?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=iXdW811Mae&rank=1

Some others that I have enjoyed are......Nesbo is a fail for me but super popular

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6861265.Arnaldur_Indri_ason

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12073100-the-ice-princess

https://www.goodreads.com/series/51610-konrad-sejer

Thanks, mum! 🙂  I think I've said it before - we must have very similar reading tastes!  I was looking at the Jonasson books and might start on those next.  While I'd love to read everything in the original language, Icelandic seems REALLY daunting.  I may have to stick with translations. 🙂  And the Afdeling Q series looks really good, too!

1 hour ago, Robin M said:

The plan is to start the first week in February and many wanted to take it slowly since have so many other books want to read.  The schedule settled upon is three chapters a week.  I have the Penguin Classic Version so page number are based from it.  If reading on Kindle or a different version, page number will most likely be different. 

Chapters / Pages
01 – 03 / 7 - 32
04 – 06 / 33 - 61
07 – 09 / 62 - 88
10 – 12 / 89 -111
13 – 15 / 112 – 147 
16 – 18 / 148 – 186 
19 – 21 / 187 - 211
22 – 24 / 212 – 235 
25 – 27 / 236 - 266
28 – 30 / 267 - 299
31 – 33 / 300 – 358 
34 – 36 / 359 – 412 
37 – 39 / 413 – 435 
40 – 42 / 456 -484 
43 – 45 / 485 – 524 
46 – 48 /  525 – 557
49 – 51 / 558 – 581 
52 – 54 / 582 – 620 
55 – 57 / 621 - 652
58 – 60 / 653 - 677
61 – 63 / 678 – 704 
64 – 66 / 705 – 732 
67 – 69 / 733 - 760
70 – 72 / 761 – 773 
73 – 75 / 774 - 820
76 – 78 / 821 - 860
79 – 80 / 861 - 895
81 – 83 / 896 – 931 
84 – 86 / 932 – 962 
87 – 89 / 963 - 986
90 – 92 / 987 - 1012
93 – 95 / 1013 – 1039
96 – 98 / 1040 – 1056  
99 – 101 / 1069 - 1090
102 – 104 / 1091 - 1115
105 – 107 / 1116 – 1150 
108 – 110 / 1151 – 1173 
111 – 113 / 1174 – 1206 
114  - 116 / 1207 – 1229 
117 / 1230 – 1243 
 

 

I may try to join in on this read along but after my spectacular fails with the SWB books and the Tolkien books last year, you probably won't want to place any bets on my finishing. 😉  Thank you for all you do, Robin!

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2 hours ago, Alte Veste Academy said:

I made a post in the very first Book a Week 2020 thread saying I was finally going to do this...and then all hell broke loose in the second week of January. 🙃 2020 was rotten here before it was the in thing for 2020 to be rotten. 

I hope 2021 is a better year for you. 

2 hours ago, Alte Veste Academy said:

I've got to go back and read all the posts from this week,

I found that the quickest way for me to get behind in these threads is to not post until I read the whole thread first. I have good intentions of posting after I catch up but then I don't catch up so I don't post. Then another week and another and another goes by and I get more and more behind. This year I'm just going to post. I'll plan to go back and read the thread but if I don't get to it, at least I'll have posted. 

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5 hours ago, Robin M said:

The plan is to start the first week in February and many wanted to take it slowly since have so many other books want to read.  The schedule settled upon is three chapters a week. 

 

Thanks, @Robin M I look forward to our readalong.

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*raises hand* First time poster in the BaW threads.....

I am currently reading:

Alexander Hamilton  by Ron Chernow, while re-reading New York by Edward Rutherford alongside, and in a different vein The Year 1000 by Valerie Hansen (a recommendation from somewhere on these boards)

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13 hours ago, Robin M said:

Web wonderings this morning:

Guardian's 2021 in books: what to look forward to this year

This is amazing! Thank you! White Tiger is coming to Netflix January 22, so I guess I need to finally read the copy I bought years ago. I'll have to look over the list later for more items of interest.

6 hours ago, Lady Florida. said:

I hope 2021 is a better year for you. 

I found that the quickest way for me to get behind in these threads is to not post until I read the whole thread first. I have good intentions of posting after I catch up but then I don't catch up so I don't post. Then another week and another and another goes by and I get more and more behind. This year I'm just going to post. I'll plan to go back and read the thread but if I don't get to it, at least I'll have posted. 

This is a great idea, and thank you so much. So far, so good. 

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