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I met my goal of 52 books by the skin of my teeth! I thought I was going to be one book short, but I listened to the first Harry Potter book on audio as I took a drive down to Florida on Dec. 30 and 31.

Thanks for the challenge, Shari. It kept me reading! I'm going to do it again this year.

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I fell one book short of my goal of 80 and read 79 books this year.
But I think I still did well, especially since the last 3 months of this year were so difficult for me, and the stress and fatigue from that cut into my reading time a bit.

I did a few other challenges in a group I belong to on Goodreads; here is brief recap of some of those:

I read 14 different genres, and 34 "new to me" authors.

I read books set in 7 different countries and 25 different states.

12 of the books I read this year were nonfiction.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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I am at 160 and my Goal was 150

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I read five books in November and eleven books in December to finish the year with 130 books. Met my goal of 125.
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Out of curiosity, I just checked Goodreads to see how I was doing on my goal of reading 52 books this year. Right now, I'm at 51 books! I thought I was further behind than that. It gives me a lot of incentive to finish reading the book I'm reading before New Years! This challenge has been fun for me this year and has certainly kept me reading much more consistently. If we do it again next year, I plan on signing up for the same number of books. A book a week is about all I can handle.

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I'm on target for my goal of 52 books for the year according to Goodreads.

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I have read 103 of my goal of 150 for the year. I read 27 books in November. I have 43 to read to reach my goal for the year. emoticon

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I read 6 this month, bringing my total this year to 71.
I am 2 books behind on my goal of 80.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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I have read 76 of my 150 goal for the year. I have a lot of reading to catch up on.

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In my opinion, audio books count too!


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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I'm back on track for my goal of a book a week or 52 books for the year according to Goodreads! I was behind at the end of last month. I sort of "cheated". We listened to two audiobooks while driving across the country this month. I also took my Kindle and read a lot at night in my tent when I couldn't sleep. This challenge has kept me on my toes with my reading. Thanks!

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I finished 5 this month, and have read 65 for the year.

According to Goodreads, I am one book behind schedule for my goal.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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10/3/14 11:40 A

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In September I read 11 books for a total of 112 for the year.
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My goal has been to read a book a week this year. Right now, according to Goodreads, I'm 2 books behind schedule. Last month at this time, I was three books behind so I'm gaining ground!

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I read 6 books during September, 60 so far for the year.
According to Goodreads, I am one book ahead of schedule for my goal of 80.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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I did pretty well for August; 9 books! I'm actually 1 book ahead of schedule according to Goodreads.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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I've read 31 books so far this year. I'm 3 behind schedule (again).

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I had 150 and I am 40 behind. Just need to get these three done and reviewed.

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Yippee, for once I remembered to post without a reminder! Read seven books in August for a total of 101. Goal met, so I am going to extend my goal to 125.
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I need to get busy!

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Read 10 books in July for a total of 94 this year.

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And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." Terry Pratchett


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I have read 50 of 150 books for the year. I am 37 behind. If I read 4 a week I will hit my goal. emoticon

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I only managed to read ONE book this month. Ooops! It was a good book, but it took me a while to get into it and a while to get through it because it was a little depressing. I was on target at the end of last month, but now I've fallen behind again. According to Goodreads, I've read 27 books so far this year. My goal is a book a week or 52 books.

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I finished 7 books for July; according to Goodreads, I am 1 book behind for my goal.
I've read 45 for the year so far.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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Read 12 books in June for a total of 84 so far in 2014.
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And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." Terry Pratchett


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According to Goodreads, I've read 25 books this month and I'm on track for reading 52 for the year! I had been 3 books behind ever since I had surgery in Feb. I finally got caught up! This challenge as really helped me be more consistent with my reading.

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I have read 50 thus far but am still 34 behind.

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I've read 38 so far, 1 book behind schedule for my goal of 80.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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I am 34 behind

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I read 8 books in May and am still on goal.
Got sidetracked the last part of May working my way through both seasons of HBO's Rome, now available on Amazon Prime, wished I could find a way to watch videos and read at the same time.

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And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." Terry Pratchett


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Trying to finish a book now that has taken me longer than a box set I read last week.

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I planned to read a book a week....52 for the year. I got 3 behind in Feb when I had my surgery. I'm still 3 books behind according to Goodreads. I've read 18 books so far. This challenge has been great for me to keep up my reading. Hopefully, I'll make up for those 3 books somewhere along the way.

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I had planned 150 but am quite a ways behind.

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I finished 6 books this month, but according to Goodreads, I am 1 book behind in my goal.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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I need to check my stats and am not sure how but I know I am very far behind.

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I was on Goodreads this morning, but when I tried to get back into it this afternoon, it was down. I checked on site called Down Right Now or something like that, and someone posted that Goodreads posted on Twitter that the site is down but they are working on it.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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For some reason, I can't access Goodreads today to look at my stats. My goal is 52 books for the year. A couple weeks ago, I was only one book behind schedule, but I haven't been reading much this past week so I think I've fallen further behind.

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That is still an impressive number of books!

I've been so sleepy lately in the evenings, haven't been able to keep my eyes open very long to do my before bedtime reading.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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I read 14 in April and 64 so far this year so I am pretty much on schedule. Keep in mind my taste runs toward light, entertaining garbage, so it doesn't take me long.

Thanks for the reminder, Shari!
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"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." Terry Pratchett


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I finished 5 books in April, and 25 so far for the year.
According to Goodreads, I am one book behind schedule right now.




My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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My goal is 150 for the year. Including Beta reads I have 24

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I aim for 100 books a year, which is easy for me since (1) I am retired (2) I read mostly garbage for entertainment, preferably short garbage, which requires skimming, more so than concentration and (3) I rarely watch TV and wonder why I bother paying for cable. I now have 52 books under my belt for 2014.
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"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy." Terry Pratchett


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I finished 7 books this month; 20 for the year so far. According to Goodreads, I am right on track towards my goal.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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Okay, it's April 1st. So far, I've read 9 books this year and I'm 3 books behind schedule for my goal of 52 books for the year according to Goodreads. I need to pick up the pace....or read shorter books!
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I'd like to read 24 books this year. I believe I'm on schedule for that, if not ahead of time. I haven't actually counted the books I've read so far this year...LOL

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Well, it's the 2nd of March and according to Good Reads, I'm 3 books behind schedule for reading 52 books this year. I'm not afraid! I still think I can do this. I just got a bit behind with my surgery this month. This is a good challenge because it reminds me to read!!

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I finished 6 books this month, bringing my total for this year so far to 13.
According to Goodreads, I am 1 book ahead of schedule towards my goal of 80.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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Between 24/30

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I read 67 last year, this year I am trying to go for quality over quantity, my goal on goodreads is 60. I have read 7 so far this year. I love goodreads.

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I tried Shelfari and didn't like it either, Shari. I like Goodreads too.

For 2014, I have finished only 2 books! I have been SO slow reading this year since I can't seem to find enjoyable things to read. For now, I am going back to cozy mysteries to see if I can finish more books. When I am stressed, it is hard to concentrate on harder subjects.

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I use to use Shelfari, but I gave up on it about 2 years ago because the site was always so slow to load for me, so I switched over to Goodreads.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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According to Shelfari, I read 3 books last month, so I'm one book behind my goal of 52 for the year. I have to remember to put the books I finish on Shelfari. It's seems like I read more than 3.

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Well, I managed 7 books for this month; according to Goodreads, I am one book ahead of my goal.

My favorite book that I read this month was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.


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Thank you to all of you who have joined the challenge, I think this will be fun!


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Gosh this is tough, I have no idea how many books I read last year! I did update my Goodreads account though, after seeing people here talk about it (not that I could remember everything I read!).

I think Ill set my goal for 2014 at 26 books. Thats two a month and I think thats totally do-able.

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I am a fairly slow reader so my goal will be 12 a year.
Thank's for the callenge Shari! emoticon

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I have no idea.....T think I'll go with 52...one a week.

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My 12 is certainly low, especially for me. I hate admit slowing down, but that is what is happening. Twelve seems reasonable and if I do better - well, I'll be over the moon about it.
emoticon At least now I'll be accountable in some sort of way. Thank you for keeping on challenging us.

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Mine vary too and I guess that's normal depending on what we are doing. I think that's why the goal for books we want to read is good because it will keep us focused. I did a lot better with my reading the first 6 months of this year than the last 6 months. Can't wait for the holidays to be over since they are always disruptive even if wanted.

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My Goodreads total is more than the total I keep track of here, because a few that I read on Goodreads were more like short stories than actual books.

Since I started keeping track again a few years ago, my best year was 2012, I read 110 books that year. I read 12 books in March that year. This year, the most I've read in a month has been 8.


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12/25/13 11:36 P

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For Goodreads I have read 104 so far. I haven't read a lot the last 2 months.

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I made my goal of 100 books since April on Goodreads. I have read and reviewed 106 plus several that I did not review.

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I set a goal of 100 for 2013, but I'm not going to make it. I have read 78 so far. I decided on 80 for 2014; I think that is doable for me but still a challenge.


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12/21/13 1:53 A

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With everything else going on this next year, I will be very happy to do one a month! It hasn't been that long ago when I would read at least 3 a week. That was BC - before computer. Time on this takes away from reading time!!

Thus my goal for 2014 is 12 books.

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I will definitely read 12 books during 2014.
Sometimes, I have a hard time focusing.
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I usually read 3-5 a week so I will set a goal of 130 to allow for illness and such.

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I'm still deciding on mine; I set a goal of 100 for this year, but I'm not going to make that. I want to set something attainable, but not too easy either.

Thank you for joining the challenge! I'll send out a team email about it in a week or so.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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Great idea!! This will work for me because I tend to start many books at once and can't focus well sometimes. My goal is 2 books a month, minimum. I don't want to set it too high and get discouraged. I can read more, I am sure, but I will start with 2 books per month.

Thanks for the challenge, Shari!! emoticon

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This challenge doesn't start until January 1st, but I am posting it early to give everyone time to think about it.

It's a pretty simple one; just set a goal of how many books you want to read during 2014, and check in from time to time to let us know of your progress; are you ahead of schedule, or running behind? Let's encourage each other to keep reading! When you are ready, post how many books you hope to read in 2014.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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