2012 Challenges

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Personal Challenge #1 – LOANED TO ME Books

An Unlikely Angel by Ashley Smith – from my neighbor K.
Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli – from Nancy
√ Fire Season by Philip Connors – from Nancy
X Nemesis by Peter Evans – from Madeline  – have decided NOT to read this nor the next and return to Miss Mad.
X Martha, inc. by Christopher Byron – also from Madeline
Two Rivers by T.Greenwood – from Holly
√  Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard – WON in a giveaway, recommended by Rhapsody-Jill, I think
A Theory of Relativity by Jacquelyn Mitchard – another from Holly
Me and Mr. Darcy by  Alexandra Potter – again, from Holly
Save the Cat!  by Blake Snyder – WON in a giveaway by Trisha
Film School by Neil Landau with Matthew Frederick – I think I won this from Trisha
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Gargoyle – Elaina

Personal Challenge #2 – AUTHORS I MUST READ
√  Jon Krakauer – Into the Wild
Mary Roach – any!  Depends on when and what strikes my fancy.
Tom Perotta – Election
Susan Jane Gilman – Hypocrite in a White Pouffy Dress
√ China Miéville – The City and the City
Zetta Elliot – A Wish After Midnight
√ P.G. Wodehouse – I have Right Ho, Jeeves in iBooks
Connie Willis – Either Doomsday Book or To Say Nothing of the Dog
Diana Wynne Jones – most curious about Howl’s Moving Castle
√  Tracy Kidder – I own Old FriendsMy Detachment and Strength in What Remains – which will likely be my first choice.
√  A.S.Byatt – I own Possession in paperback and The Children’s Book in hardback; I expect a vocabulary workout. Angels & Insects! (yes)
√  Ian McEwan – Eager to try Saturday. (Thank you Jill for sending me this 3/2012)
Margaret Atwood – Alias Grace

Personal Challenge #3 –  Harry Potter Adventure 1√ ,2√, 3√, 4√, 5 , 6 , 7  
•  Starting at the beginning, no time frame.   (finished books 1,2 & 3 by end of July)

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IRL “The Bookies” Book Club
Jan – The Night Circus / Erin Morgenstern – KB
Feb – Model Home /Eric Puchner – MBR
Mar – We Need to Talk About Kevin/Lionel Shriver – RD
Apr – The Elephant Keeper / Christopher Nicholson – PP
May – Cranford / Elizabeth Gaskell CH
Jun – Fault in Our Stars / John Green DP
Jul – Wild / Cheryl Strayed PS
Aug – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn / Betty Smith GM
Sep – Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius KB
Oct – MBR
Nov – RD
Dec – PP

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√ Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – calendar
√ Angels & Insects / Byatt – creepy crawly
√ Cloud Atlas /  Mitchell – sky
√ Paperback Thriller / Lynn Meyer – something in a pocket
√ A River Runs Through It / Norman Maclean – topographical feature
√ Model Home / E.Puchner – house

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Readalongs:  

√ 1Q84 (January), √ Cloud Atlas (March), √ The STANDalong (June), Summer in The City and the City (June), √ IT by Stephen King (sept), Dueling Monsters:  Red Dragon and American Psycho, Bleak House #BleakAlong

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