thingism: (skull)
If this were a test I'd be given a D-. But being my first time I'm not too concerned.

Final Stats:

Things completed: 62
Things in progress: 17
Things never even started: 20

Topic breakdown [complete/in progress/total]

Personal: [7/1/10]
Home: [8/0/12]
Reading: [2/2/7]
Arts and Crafts: [8/4/16]
Other Hobbies: [7/7/15]
Travel: [14/0/17]
Local: [7/0/9]
Misc.: [9/3/15]

Read more... )

The next 1001 days begins tomorrow with a shiny new list. Stay tuned!
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books (not counting rereads)

Date Completed: 27 November 2012

Whoop whoop whoop! <--the klaxons of celebration

234. The Food of the Gods by H.G. Wells
235. Angelica by Arthur Phillips
236. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
237. So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld
238. Cod by Mark Kurlansky
239. As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto
240. The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
241. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
242. The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
243. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
244. The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman
245. The Daria Diaries by Anne D. Bernstein
246. Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
247. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
248. Ring by Koji Suzuki
249. Found by Davy Rothbart
250. Jenny Kidd by Laury A. Egan
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books (not counting rereads)

Current Progress: 233/250 (93.2%)

I was kind of behind on reviews, but I caught up tonight and lookie lookie how close I am! w00t!

221. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
222. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
223. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
224. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
225. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
226. Marly's Ghost by David Levithan
227. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
228. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
229. Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
230. Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer
231. The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America by Julian Montague
232. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
233. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books (not counting rereads)

Current Progress: 220/250 (88%)

Whoa only thirty left! There's hope!

210. The Best of Shrdlu by Denys Parsons
211. Breaking the Devil's Heart by H.A. Goodman
212. Hey, Canada! by Vivian Bowers
213. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
214. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
215. and then there were three... by Supriya Bhatnagar
216. Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
217. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
218. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
219. Stuart Little by E.B. White
220. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books (not counting rereads)

Current Progress: 209/250 (83.6%)

I didn't review the "Diary of a..." books because anything I wrote would have been longer than the book itself.

203. Ernie by Tony Mendoza
204. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
205. Ghosts of the Tower of London by G. Abbott
206. Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
207. Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin
208. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larrson
209. In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books (not counting rereads)

Current Progress: 202/250 (80.8%)

197. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
198. The Daily Telegraph Book of Obituaries edited by Hugh Massingberd
199. The Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card
200. Merciful Flush by Lance Manion
201. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
202. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books (not counting rereads)

Current Progress: 196/250 (78.4%)

Not feeling quite as optimistic as I was. Can I read 54 books in under seven months? I guess we'll find out!

190. Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
191. Why Rattlesnakes Rattle by Valeri R. Helterbran
192. The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
193. War of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
194. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
195. Test of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
196. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books, not counting rereads

Current Progress: 189/250 (75.6%)

Finally caught up on reviews - wrote six just now. I'm zipping through books this year for some reason, but I'm still not too hopeful of reaching 250 by December. That's fine.

179. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
180. Beginner's Luck by Laura Pedersen
181. Davi by Roy C. Booth and Brian Woods
182. Squirrel Meets Chipmunk by David Sedaris
183. Walpurgis III by Mike Resnick
184. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
185. Ruby in Smoke by Philip Pullman
186. The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark
187. America: The Book by Jon Stewart
188. Passage by Connie Willis
189. First Person Plural by Andrew W.M. Beierle
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books, not counting rereads

Current Progress: 178/250 (71.2%)

167. Luminous Airplanes by Paul La Farge
168. Ugly to Start With by John Michael Cummings
169. Black Bodies and Quantum Cats by Jennifer Ouellette
170. Jaguar Sun by Martha Bourke
171-172. Widow's Walk and Backstory by Robert B. Parker
173. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
174. Shite's Unoriginal Miscellany by A. Parody
175. Fire Baptized by Kenya Wright
176. Atonement by Ian McEwan
177. Evermore by Alyson Noel
178. e: The Story of a Number by Eli Maor
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books (not counting rereads)

Current Progress: 166/250 (66.4%)

I've decided to start linking these to my GoodReads reviews instead of my blog. Since my posting schedule went down to twice a week I've found that it can take a really long time for my scheduled posts to show up there. And because it's kind of dumb to wait to update my progress here, I've switched. I'll still only post updates in batches, but they'll be a little more timely. Enjoy.

152. Revenge by Mark Young
153. Ireland (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places) by David Hoffman
154. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
155. Jennifer Government by Max Barry
156. The Prestige by Christopher Priest
157. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
158. Hounded by Kevin Hearne
159. Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
160. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
161. All Her Father's Guns by James Warner
162. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
163. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
164-165. Maus I and II: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman
166. Tales from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books (not counting rereads)

Current progress: 158/250 (63.2%)

143. The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
144. The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick
145. Grover G. Graham and Me by Mary Quattlebaum
146. River Rat: The Storm Treasure by Joseph Fleck
147. Lodestone Book Three: The Crucible of Dawn by Mark Whiteway
148. Horns by Joe Hill
149. Highlander: The Captive Soul by Josepha Sherman
150. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
151. The Patron Saint of Eels by Gregory Day
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books (not counting rereads)

Current progress: 149/250 (59.6%)

I'm so excited about this I can't even say. Granted, I've never read a hunded books in a year and I sincerely doubt 2012 will be any different, but dude! Only 101 books to go!

Oh yeah, and here's another batch of reviews:

138. The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
139. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
140. Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life by Douglas T. Kenrick
141. The Last Cowgirl by Jana Richman
142. Trackers by Deon Meyer
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books

Current progress: 141/250 (56.4%)

With 109 books and a little more than a year to go, I'm starting to feeling slightly optimistic. I might actually come close to accomplishing this one. w00t!

123-128. The Green Mile by Stephen King
129. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
130. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
131. White River Junctions by Dave Norman
132. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
133. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
134. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
135. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
136. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
137. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books

Current progress: 141/250 (56.4%)

With 109 books and a little more than a year to go, I'm starting to feeling slightly optimistic. I might actually come close to accomplishing this one. w00t!

123-128. The Green Mile by Stephen King
129. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
130. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
131. White River Junctions by Dave Norman
132. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
133. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
134. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
135. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
136. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
137. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books

Current progress: 132/250 (52.8%)

116. Finders Keepers by Isaac Asimov
117. The Naked Sun by Russ Colchamiro
118. Waterwoman by Lenore Hart
119. The Collectors by David Baldacci (abridged)
120. The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov
121. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
122. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books

Current progress: 132/250 (52.8%)

116. Finders Keepers by Isaac Asimov
117. The Naked Sun by Russ Colchamiro
118. Waterwoman by Lenore Hart
119. The Collectors by David Baldacci (abridged)
120. The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov
121. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
122. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books

Current progress: 119/250 (47.6%)

Once again, I’m only posting the books that have actually showed up on my blog. The rest are just scheduled, but since I switched to only posting twice a week, there’s a much larger gap between writing the review and it showing up.

112. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
113. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
114. Divergent by Veronica Roth
115. The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books

Current progress: 119/250 (47.6%)

Once again, I’m only posting the books that have actually showed up on my blog. The rest are just scheduled, but since I switched to only posting twice a week, there’s a much larger gap between writing the review and it showing up.

112. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
113. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
114. Divergent by Veronica Roth
115. The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books (not counting rereads)

Current Progress: 111/250 (44.4%)

Edit: I did some quick calculating and found that if I were on schedule for this, I'd be about 123 books in. Which is actually heartening - I'm much less behind than I thought! :D

103. Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules edited by David Sedaris
104. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
105. Releasing Gillian's Wolves by Tara Woolpy
106. Otherworld Tales: Irish the Demon Slayer by C.T. Markee
107. The Meowmorphosis by Coleridge Cook and Franz Kafka
108. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
109. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
110. The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
111. Neopets Ghoul Catchers #1: The Creeping Danger by Vivian Larue
thingism: (reading)
24. Read/listen to 250 books (not counting rereads)

Current Progress: 111/250 (44.4%)

Edit: I did some quick calculating and found that if I were on schedule for this, I'd be about 123 books in. Which is actually heartening - I'm much less behind than I thought! :D

103. Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules edited by David Sedaris
104. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
105. Releasing Gillian's Wolves by Tara Woolpy
106. Otherworld Tales: Irish the Demon Slayer by C.T. Markee
107. The Meowmorphosis by Coleridge Cook and Franz Kafka
108. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
109. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
110. The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
111. Neopets Ghoul Catchers #1: The Creeping Danger by Vivian Larue

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