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This is the "lists only" thread for the Biggest Book Loser Mini-Challenge. Just make a post where you can keep track of your TBR "losses" and your "gains".
Your TBR is made of any book you have that you have planned to read one day. These books do not have to be listed on your PBS TBR page. Any book that is removed from your TBR counts as a loss. These can be books you read and added to your keeper shelves, books you read and posted here, books you decide you no longer want to read... The point of the challenge is to whittle down your TBR stack, so anything that causes a book to be removed from your TBR counts as a loss.
A gain is any book added to your TBR after February 1st. At the end of the year, I will figure out everyone's gains and losses and announce our "Biggest Book Loser". I might also figure these numbers out and post them occasionally throughout the year just so we can see how everyone is doing.
You can count ONE book you started reading in January as a loss in February.
This challenge is for all books...not just historical fiction.
If you have duplicates of some books, you can count them both as a loss if both are removed from your TBR.
You do not have to post your total number of TBR books here...unless you just want to.
Ebooks and library books do not count.
Books purchased just to post do NOT count because they were never actually a part of your TBR.
Anyone can participate in this challenge - you do not have to be signed up for the other challenges to play here.
If you have any questions, ask them in the Biggest Book Loser chat thread. If you know someone who signed up in the other thread, but doesn't visit this forum enough to know they need to make a post here, shoot them a pm so they end up in the right place.
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Linda : February - gained, 32 lost, 17
March - gained, 8 lost 12
April - gained, 5 lost, 12
May - gained 4 lost 11
June - gained 16 lost 7
July - gained 24 lost 17
August - Gained 8 lost 17
Sept - Gained 6 lost 18
October - Gained 18 lost 12
Kelly: February - gained 8; lost 4
March - gained 9; lost 4
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My TBR is: 207 Books (give or take - I think I got them all!)
I've finally realized I don't like historical non-fiction or biographies. To that end, I'm posting the four books below. Aaahh, it feels good to let go!
Joan of Arc, Regine Pernoud & Marie-Veronique Clin
The Life of Elizabeth I, Alison Weir
The Virgin Queen, Christopher Hibbert
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Marion Meade
84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff (I'm never going to read this.)
Morgan's Run, Colleen McCullough (read)
Peony In Love, Lisa See (read)
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As of December 20 I did some book shelf cleaning!
Gained 5 (gifts)
Net loss 375 Hooray! But, Christmas is coming - oh dear! Gift cards for Amazon are arriving.
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Two Jean Plaidy books - library sale
Two free books
Four books from Valli
2 wl books from PBS, 7 ordered
1 wl book from gr
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Often listed as best novel by this author - good Africa read. On 1001 Books to Read before I die. Quality Quantity Cusine I by Harriet Johnston; Deception Well by Linda Nagata; Complete Indoor Gardner (Revised) by Dennis Gardner; Stuffed by Patricia Volk; The Riddle-Master of Hed by Patricia A. McKillip; The of the Blizzard by Douglas Mawson; Dear Zoe, by Philip Beard; Coraline; Madame Bovary; Out Stealing Horses; The Shape-Changer's Wife; The Golden Compass; Bloody Bones; Irish Hearts; Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet; The Sunbird; Boston Celtics, Silent in the Grave, That Old Cape Magic, The Gospel According to Sherlock Holmes, Enjoying the Art of Canadian Cooking, The Whitehouse Cookbook, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Last Chronicle of Barset, Nights in Rodanthe, Reviving Ophelia, Corridor of Storms, Legacies, The Kite Runner, The Path to Love, The Thirteenth Tale, Green Eggs and Ham, Dark Road to Darjeeling, Beta Colony, En Busco del Tiempo Perdido 1 - Por El Camino de S, Giants in the Earth, seven unpostable romances to a gr friend, City of Ashes and a Joy Chant novel to Valli.
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My TBR has 134 (as of February 1st). My TBR on Dec 31, 2011 was 102. I got so confused trying to keep up with what was coming in and going out that I finally gave up. At lease my TBR pile is smaller by 32 books, so that is good.
As of the end of February
Books lost: 28
Books gained: 11
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