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  1. #6
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    Good for you for getting back into reading! I haven't done the challenge, but I do read a lot and probably am averaging around one book a week. So far this year, I've read:

    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (well, I started that on Dec 26, but it was a long one)
    The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
    A Hero of Our Times by Mikhail Lermontov
    Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    I'm also 3/4 of the way done The Cuckoo's Calling, so probably on average to read 52 books this year. The only challenge I do is the Classics Club (http://theclassicsclubblog.wordpress.com/), which challenges readers to make a list of 50 classic books that they would like to read in 5 years. You're supposed to blog reviews of the book, but I don't do that. I just read them. I've done 8 on my list since starting it last June.
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  2. #8
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    I've done it a few times.
    It can be a lot of fun! Just don't get bogged down with stuff you don't like just because you feel pressured to finish it.
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  3. #10
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    Oh, it's really admirable if you can get through all 52 books. Kudos to you I'm a fast reader myself but because I'm also doing the film challenge, I would never be able to get through a book a week.

    I'm doing the Goodreads book challenge as well (have it set of 25 books because I always abandon some of my books for a couple of months). I'm currently reading The Romanovs: The Final Chapter by Robert K. Massie. He's such a phenomenal writer. The best Romanov writer out there. I'm soon going to read A Doll's House by Ibsen in my Danish class and I'm really looking forward to that. I was so lucky to get to see Gillian Anderson as Nora at Donmar Warehouse and she was spectacular and I love the story. I have actually read a couple of excellent books on royal jewellery already this year, but I don't think I'm going to count those in.
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  4. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by shvibziks View Post
    I'm doing the Goodreads book challenge as well (have it set of 25 books because I always abandon some of my books for a couple of months). I'm currently reading The Romanovs: The Final Chapter by Robert K. Massie. He's such a phenomenal writer. The best Romanov writer out there. I'm soon going to read A Doll's House by Ibsen in my Danish class and I'm really looking forward to that. I was so lucky to get to see Gillian Anderson as Nora at Donmar Warehouse and she was spectacular and I love the story. I have actually read a couple of excellent books on royal jewellery already this year, but I don't think I'm going to count those in.
    I totally agree about Massie. I read his biography of Catherine the Great about a year ago, and it was great. I have Peter the Great on my to-read list. :-)
    Miriam ~ Helena ~ Estella ~ Beatrice ~ Anastasia ~ Alice ~ Marilla ~ Sarah
    Paul ~ Wesley ~ Walter ~ Edmund ~ Isaac ~ Abram ~ Gabriel

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  5. #14
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    Finished Dr No by Ian Fleming today. It surprised me and is actually one of the best books I have read for a long time, certainly my favourite of the challenge so far.

    I am writing a review of each book on my blog as well to help me document my challenge.
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