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Topic: 2012 SF Challenge: JULY/AUG THREAD

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Subject: 2012 SF Challenge: JULY/AUG THREAD
Date Posted: 7/30/2012 3:55 PM ET
Member Since: 1/27/2009
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Goodness, last thread for this was April.  Are people still working on this?  How's everyone doing?

I'm just coming off a huge lull, where I wasn't enjoying anything I was reading.  Not counting categories where I've marked them as possible re-reads, since I didn't finish the book I had put in the category, I've finished 12 of the 30 categories.  Not so good, I've lost time as I've read things that don't fit into the challenge.

Thankfully I'm enjoying both Gone by Michael Grand and Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn was fantastic; a man learning about philosophy from an ape.

Also really enjoyed Dawn by Octavia Butler.  I didn't like the second in the series Adulthood Rites.

2012 SF Challenge -- LISTS ONLY THREAD

2012 SF Challenge -- DECEMBER/JANUARY THREAD

2012 SF Challenge -- FEBRUARY THREAD

2012 SF Challenge -- MARCH THREAD

2012 SF Challenge -- APRIL THREAD



Last Edited on: 8/3/12 8:50 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 7/31/2012 4:25 PM ET
Member Since: 3/9/2009
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I'm doing fairly well with the challenge.  I've just made it thru the medium challenge.  I'm trying to do both the main challenge and the quarterly challenge simultaneously.  It's getting harder to pick a book that will fit a category in both challenges. 

Of the books I've read recently, I really recommend Glasshouse by Charles Stross and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow.  I'm currently reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and it's looking good.