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Because why the hell not. :D:D:D

This thread is the bastard love child of a thread in FFA on reading more in 2020 and keeping track and all that fun stuff.

To participate : 

1. Just say how many books you plan on trying to read this year. You can always decide to add more [ or reduce your goal if crap happens ] as the year goes on, no fears. The point is you set your goal and try to reach it. 

2. Update the thread whenever with what you've finished reading. You don't need to update it every day or even after every book finished. It's when you have the time to do so. Please list the book title and author of the book[ s ] you've finished when you do update though. That way if you've read something that someone else thinks sounds interesting they'll have enough info to hunt it down themselves. You never know when someone will post something interesting that you didn't know existed.

3. No summary is needed unless you feel like it. This is mainly a 'list' thread vaguely on par with those 'What Are You Listening To' threads. It's for the users to have fun. 

5. You are responsible for keeping track of whether you've met your personal challenge. :D I'm not counting! Totally not it on this! :D

Discuss!...

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I'll start and hopefully will remember to do this periodically throughout the year. :D

My goal is 100 for the year.

Books done - 

The Return of Odin - Richard Rudgley. 

The Testaments - Margaret Atwood. 

Fragments of Horror - Junji Ito. 

97 to go...

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Posted (edited)

100 is my goal for the year as well. Yes manga counts and there's probably going to be a lot of it for me <_<

  1. Assassination Classroom 1 - Yusei Matsui
  2. Animal Farm - George Orwell
  3. My Hero Academia: School Briefs, Vol. 1 - Anri Yoshi
  4. Assassination Classroom 2 - Yusei Matsui
  5. Assassination Classroom 3 - Yusei Matsui
  6. TBD

95 to go

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15 minutes ago, Satou Kazuma said:

does manga/graphic novels count?

I'm counting it for mine <_< This whole thing is just for fun anyway so I don't see why not

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i average at least 3 manga/week, more time reading on one depending on the story of said manga. light novels are a different beast since those can take days to read through. so, at least 150 by the end of the year is my goal.

currently reading The Quintessential Quintuplets vol. 5, next up is vol. 6.

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I'm in, and 100 sounds good.

1) I, Claudius by Robert Graves (annual re-read - do I get to count that?)

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23 minutes ago, Satou Kazuma said:

does manga/graphic novels count?

Yes. :)

They are books after all! :D Plus, sometimes people only have enough time for something light and fun due to things outside their control like work schedules. So yep, they count and this is like Athena said, for funs for the board folks. :)

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2 minutes ago, mthor said:

I'm in, and 100 sounds good.

1) I, Claudius by Robert Graves (annual re-read - do I get to count that?)

Yes, re-reads count as long as you aren't re-reading the same book over and over and over again for the entire year. :D WE ARE NOT MONKS! But re-reading a book that you read last year counts because it's a new year. 

Hell, I have a number of Heralds of Valdemar novels on the re-read pile and Harry Potter is probably going to make an appearance again if I can remember which locker I put the set in. :D

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17 minutes ago, katt_goddess said:

Yes, re-reads count as long as you aren't re-reading the same book over and over and over again for the entire year. :D WE ARE NOT MONKS! But re-reading a book that you read last year counts because it's a new year. 

Hell, I have a number of Heralds of Valdemar novels on the re-read pile and Harry Potter is probably going to make an appearance again if I can remember which locker I put the set in. :D

Oh, good - I re-read that and Claudius the God every winter. Kind of like a visit to and old friend; the really fun thing is that, in my head, Claudius' voice isn't Derek Jacobi, it's Terry Jones (or some years, Graham Chapman) in drag.

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12 books.....one book a month

 

 

more if my appeal to count close captioned tv episodes as books pans out 

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48 minutes ago, Mix said:

more if my appeal to count close captioned tv episodes as books pans out 

:D

No. :| Request denied! >:(:P:D 

There are too many people who watch episodes of anime in Japanese with the English subtitles going. 

Nice try though. :D 

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7 minutes ago, katt_goddess said:

:D

No. :| Request denied! >:(:P:D 

There are too many people who watch episodes of anime in Japanese with the English subtitles going. 

Nice try though. :D 

I would have cleared thousands......TENS OF THOUSANDS...........MILLIONS!!!!!!

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finished vol. 6 of The Quintessential Quintuplets. i currently have vol.4 and 5 of High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World! in my backpack, but i've already read these a few months ago. so, this weekend is a trip down to MoA's Barnes & Noble to pick up something new to read. and i should really take pics of my overflowing collection of manga, running out of space just to put them.

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7 hours ago, Fortnite Guy Keanu Reeves said:

There's only one book worth reading.

Enlighten yourselves, mother fuckers.

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I feed your book to this book

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And raise you this book

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9 hours ago, Fortnite Guy Keanu Reeves said:

There's only one book worth reading.

Enlighten yourselves, mother fuckers.

bible6.jpg

The Old Testament was a good read (minus Leviticus and Deuteronomy, of course, although even they have their interesting points). Lots of murder, pillage, politics, betrayal, and treachery presided over by a god with more than a touch of narcissism. You can keep the New Testament - bunch of spin built around a guy who, if he actually existed, was just another Jewish dissident in a time that was rife with dissidents and messiahs.

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2 hours ago, mthor said:

The Old Testament was a good read (minus Leviticus and Deuteronomy, of course, although even they have their interesting points). Lots of murder, pillage, politics, betrayal, and treachery presided over by a god with more than a touch of narcissism. You can keep the New Testament - bunch of spin built around a guy who, if he actually existed, was just another Jewish dissident in a time that was rife with dissidents and messiahs.

I do think Jesus was probably a real person, supposedly they found his grave or something, although if that is the case you'd wonder if that means they have a DNA sample. 

That said though I don't think he's magical and all that. If anything he was a normal human but had the same impact as Buddha in terms of being a cultural impact. 

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Started "Komi Can't Communicate vol. 4", then moving on to "Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! vol. 3" and " Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs vol. 7".

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finished with Grand Blue Dreaming vol. 9, after starting it yesterday when I just bought it. moving on to my next 5 new books for the next week and a half. almost wished i had bought more books at B&N while their buy 2 get one free manga/LN promo is still active until the 20th of this month.

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Frankenstein - Junji Ito

The Joker Psychology - Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them - Travis Langley

Batman Noir : The Killing Joke - Alan Moore

93 to go...

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my haul from two weeks ago:

- Himouto! Umaru-chan vol. 8 *done*

- Kaguya-sama Love is War vol. 12 *done*

- Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! vol. 2 *done*

- My Room is a Dungeon Rest Stop vol. 1 *done*

- Bakemonogatari (manga version) vol. 1 *in process of reading*

 

current count: 10 books already read

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