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Reading Challenge, 2011


Welcome to the Reading Challenge 2011. The idea is to set yourself a certain number of books to read in 2011 and then... to read that many books! After you read them, you have to write a review of that book. YOU set the amount of books you want to read this year - so don't tell me you don't have time for this. It can be as low as 5, or as high as 200. After you've written your review, don't forget to add a link to it to the wiki where you're listing the books you've read.


How to join up:

Follow the example below. write your name below, and then a link to the wiki-page where you will be keeping a list of the books you've read. Below that, keep a tally of how many books you've read, and also list when you joined the challenge. E.g.:

1. [SilverFire] - Silvie's Reading List 2011
Books read: 0/100
Joined: 24/01/11



Q: Can I re-read books I've already read?
A: You can re-read books you've already read prior to this year (providing you haven't already written a review on it) but you can't count the same book twice, even if you read it twice this year.

Q: How do I write a review?
A: Go to your ET diary. In the top right corner are a load of buttons. One of them says 'write a review'. Click it!

Q: It's February/March/November - can I still join?
A: Sure. But take when you're starting into consideration when deciding your goal.

Q: Can I count comics/graphic novels?
A: That's entirely up to you, and whether you personally count them as books or not. The point of this challenge is to get people to read more, so if you already read 300 comic books a year, then maybe you shouldn't count them. (NB: I know many people in other challenges count 3-5 comics/mangas as equivalent to one book).


Sign up:

1. [SilverFire] - Silvie's Reading List 2011
Books read: 13/55
Joined: 01/01/11

2. [Linderel] - Lami's Reading List 2011
Books read: 11/30
Joined: 01/01/11

3. [Viking] - Viking's Reading List 2011
Books read: 26/52
Joined: 01/01/11

4. [Eyden Of The Leprechauns]-Eyden's Reading List 2011
Books read: 27/75
Joined: 01/01/2011

5. [Akayume] - Akayume's Reading List 2011
Books read: 18/50
Joined: 01/02/2011

6. [Ayame the Snake] - Ayame's Reading List 2011
Books read: 16/30
Joined: 01/03/2011

7. [Caterin S.] - Cat's Reading List 2011
Books read 66/70
Joined 03/01/11

8. [hanhepi] - hanhepi's reading list 2011
Books read - 0/20
Joined: 03/01/11

9. [Ms. Steel] - Lex's Reading List 2011
Books read: 37/40
Joined: 03/01/11

10. [Chishio] - Chi-chan's Reading List 2011
Books read: 1/45
Joined: 01/04/11

11. [All_Most PUNK] - Patricio's Reading List 2011
Books read: 00/80
Joined: 01/03/2011

12. [▲.] - CiCi's Reading List 2011
Books read: 1/20
Joined: 1/23/2011

13 [*Phoenix*] - *Phoenix* Books 2011
Books read: 3/50
Joined: Feb/6/2011

14. [Mirime] Mirime's Reading List 2011
Books read: 75/100
Joined: 15 February 2011 (list starts in Jan)

15. [Yncke] - Yncke's reading list
Books read: 22
Joined: 2011/03/08 (counting back to 01/01)

16. [iippo] - iippo's reading list
Books read: 17/60
Joined: March 2011

17. [Alexi Ice] - Akane's Reading List
Books read: 15/30
Joined: April 20, 2011

18. [Mortified Penguin] - Mort's reading list 2011
Books read: -1/8
Joined: 2011-05-22 (day after the rapture)

19. [Nehirwen] - Nehirwen's Reading List 2011
Books read: 14/15
Joined: 28 May 2011

20. [Karithina] - Kari's Reading List 2011
Books Read: 3/10
Joined: 28 May 2011


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2011-01-16 [Akayume]: "The bigger the better"?

2011-01-16 [All_Most PUNK]: Wouldn't you need Schrodinger to be alive? I mean,I'm pretty sure he has to put the animal himself in the box for it to be an official Schrodinger's animal.

2011-01-16 [Viking]: Yeah, as long as it's not shipped so that the receiver pays the costs.

2011-01-16 [Akayume]: Well, can't we bring him back in the same manner as the mammoths?

2011-01-16 [Viking]: We'll have to ask the Russians if they have a Schrödinger sample.

2011-01-16 [Akayume]: They have to. The Russians have everything.

2011-01-23 [▲.]: I will... actually finish this this year! D: I failed so miserably at reviews last year. I think I did, like.... one. :/

2011-01-23 [Viking]: I think most of us failed at actually writing reviews last year. >_<

2011-01-23 [Akayume]: Agreed. X3

2011-01-23 [Viking]: BTW, your reading list link goes to an empty page.

2011-01-23 [▲.]: Yes, I haven't made it yet! Gimme a minute. :P

2011-01-23 [Viking]: Ah, OK =)

2011-01-23 [▲.]: Now it's up! :3

2011-01-28 [Caterin S.]: Hey guys, I have a question of which I could use your opinions. The thing is that I'm planning on reading Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy by Tad Williams at some point, but some ingenious person decided to split the trilogy in 12 parts when translating it to Finnish. So if I'm reading them for this contest, do you consider them as the trilogy (like the original English version), or 12-part series, which it technically is in Finnish? And how would I write the reviews?
Any ideas, thoughts?

2011-01-28 [Caterin S.]: (I realised that I already read The Dune as three part series, as it is published in Finnish without knowing that is was only a single book originally.)

2011-01-28 [Viking]: Eh, I'm not sure it matters. They're pretty long books as it is and the third one is often sold as two volumes.

2011-01-28 [hanhepi]: what was the ruling on graphic novels? i have 4 seiries from the stephen king dark tower ones, with the series being between 5 and 7 books long, but each book short (maybe 30 pages?), am i reviewing each book or each series?

also, should i be wearing gloves when i read these?

2011-01-29 [Caterin S.]: [hanhepi]: I read the first two books of the King's graphic novel adaptations and I thought they had enough content for a singular book, so I counted both as one - as each of them includes several comic magazines.

2011-01-29 [hanhepi]: cool

2011-02-26 [Viking]: I have a strange urge to create a graph tracking progress of everyone, kind of like a scrum burndown chart. I'm hopelessly geeky.

2011-02-28 [Chishio]: ... >.<
i have books to read, just haven't finished yet.

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