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12/15/13 4:13 P

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sounds just right for the New Year!

Missy

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5/1/2014 - Be down 10 pounds

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended where I needed to be.........Douglas Adams

What is life.......but to dream and do...


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12/14/13 6:06 P

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We are looking at re-purposing one of the forums for chalelnges and having this challenge posted there for the coming year. That way it will be more visible.

Jo Ann
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Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb



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12/14/13 5:06 P

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To Freetobe Me..... Yes...... that is what I found.... I read some books I never would have discovered otherwise.... for example, I needed the "I" at the end of the challenge...so, I found Iris Murdoch's "The Bell"....and loved that book which I had never heard of before.

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12/14/13 2:59 A

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That's interesting! Forces me to open up my horizons instead of staying with a few of my favorite authors. I think I ll try it.

You haven't failed until you quit trying!
keep on Keeping on and fake it till you make it!!!


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12/14/13 1:44 A

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Sounds like it could be a lot of fun.

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12/13/13 3:01 P

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Good Idea, Could we start a thread where we post our books for each letter?

Laura

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12/13/13 12:05 P

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To MLYON2

No...you don't have to own the books...just read them from whatever source.

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12/13/13 4:29 A

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Sounds interesting.

Slowly and surely wins the race.


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12/12/13 9:22 P

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Do u have to own the books or can u use the library?

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12/12/13 8:32 P

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Interesting..... emoticon

"The mind is everything. What you think you become." �Buddha
"You have to believe we are magic, Nothin' can stand in our way," ~ Magic, Olivia Newton John


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12/12/13 8:18 P

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Great idea.

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12/12/13 4:07 P

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What an interesting idea!

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12/12/13 2:42 P

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oh...and if you look at my 2013 list...you can use either the initial of the author's first OR last name.

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12/12/13 1:46 P

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I love this idea!

Missy

Goal:

5/1/2014 - Be down 10 pounds

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended where I needed to be.........Douglas Adams

What is life.......but to dream and do...


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12/12/13 1:02 P

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I don't know if there would be any interest here.... but I had fun doing this for an online book club this year.

I updated the rules for 2014...and gave my completed list for 2013:

Duration: January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

Rules

1. Read: 26 books (fiction)
2.Nothing published after 2004.
3. No children's novels
4. No non-fiction
5. No poetry
6. No dramas (plays) - even Shakespeare
7. You may NOT repeat any author.
8. Any name with an "X" or a "Q" in them will work for those letters. (The name does not have to begin with an X or a Q.)
9. Books must have been read in 2014.


A-Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn-One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
B- Bradbury, Ray- Fahrenheit 451
C-Chinua Achebe- Things Fall Apart
D-Doyle, Arthur Conan- The Adv. of Sherlock Holmes
E-Edith Wharton- The Glimpses of the Moon
F-Faulkner, William- The Reivers
G-Galsworthy, John- The Forsyte Saga
H-H.G. Wells- Tono-Bungay
I-Iris Murdoch- The Bell
J-Jane Austen- Persuasion
K-Kidd, Sue Monk- The Secret Life of Bees
L-Leo Tolstoy- Anna Karenina
M-Martin Amis- Money
N-Nathaniel Hawthorne- The Blithesdale Romance
O-Orczy, Emmuska- The Scarlet Pimpernel
P-Plath, Sylvia- The Bell Jar
Q-Marquez, Gabriel Garcia- No One Writes to the Colonel
R-Renault, Mary- The Charioteer
S-Scott, Sir Walter- The Bride of Lammermoor
T-Thomas Hardy- Jude the Obscure
U-Upton Sinclair- The Jungle
V-Virginia Woolf- To The Lighthouse
W-Wharton, Edith- The Age of Innocence
X-Huxley, Aldous- Brave New World
Y-Yourcenar, Marguerite- Memoirs of Hadrian
Z-Zola, Emil- Therese Raquin

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