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Subject: Any bright ideas?
Date Posted: 12/14/2009 5:25 PM ET
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Now that I have all my challenge books save those that are yet  to be released.  Where do I start?   Everytime one or two come in the mail I am thinking  I 'll read this first....    SO How are you all deciding where to start?

Date Posted: 12/14/2009 6:31 PM ET
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Would love to help you but I am sooo challenged I can't do challenges. I just read what ever book is singing to me the most.

Date Posted: 12/14/2009 6:38 PM ET
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Yeah I just go for whatever I want to read!  Flip a coin or something or just start from the beginning haha.

I'm starting with my "Series" challenge first as I picked The Angel's Game which I have been dyyyyying to read!



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Date Posted: 12/14/2009 6:40 PM ET
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I'm doing four challenges, so I had to put all the book piles away in a cabinet--to prevent myself from starting them.  My first book will be easy, because I had to get one of them from the library (for the classics challenge).  I requested it thinking it would take longer to come in, but it's here already--so on January 1st that's that one I'll read first.  I'm so tempted by all the choices!

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Date Posted: 12/14/2009 7:26 PM ET
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I am impressed Diane 4 challenges that is a lot. I am doing this one and mystery plus my monthly book group. I need a little time here and there to read a good werewolf book.

This coming summer for my book group we are going to have everyone read one large book over July/August. I may save my biggest book and use that for summer book group as well as this challenge. Otherwise I am going to try to read a couple of books that I think may go well in Christa's historical fiction game she is planning for us later in 2010.

Alice

Date Posted: 12/14/2009 7:34 PM ET
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I'm like Cathy. I go with what I feel like reading at the moment, which is why I haven't posted a list yet. I'll start my list after I read the first book. I did this for 2009 and still completed the challenge. Barely.

But if I plan ahead, it seems like work. (:

Date Posted: 12/14/2009 8:41 PM ET
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I feel your pain, Jerelyn!  It's so hard to choose, especially since I have almost all the books here, staring at me.  I think I'll just go with what appeals the most at the time...

Date Posted: 12/15/2009 12:55 AM ET
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I will probably go with whatever appeals most, on Jan 1.  Because my idea of what is calling to me has changed half a dozen times already.

Date Posted: 12/15/2009 3:25 AM ET
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I hear you Sharla.  Well we will see Jan 1 won't we.  Thanks for the input, I was wondering if anyone else had this dilemma as well.  I hate to wish away days but I want to start. All these lovely books and I have to wait.

Date Posted: 12/15/2009 11:59 AM ET
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Letty - Well, you can start the book in 2009. As long as you finish in 2010 it counts, so you won't have to wait too much longer to dig in.  I myself can't plan ahead. I often try to plan what I'm going to be reading in the coming month or two, but I often change course. I'm kind of a "fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants-er" when it comes to reading.  By the time I'm done reading my current book (The Conquest by Elizabeth Chadwick), I should be able to start a book that will qualify for either of the two 2010 HF challenges here, but I have no idea where I want to start.  I'll just go with whatever I feel like at the moment. Right now I'm leaning towards Heretic by Bernard Cornwell as I had a personal challenge to complete his "Grail Quest" series in 2009. I figure if I start it and get mostly through it this year, but actually finish it in 2010, I can fulfill my personal challenge of completing (well, mostly) the series this year, and I can use it toward the "second or subsequent book in a series"  challenge for 2010.  Man, I am soooooo smart;)

Date Posted: 12/15/2009 2:21 PM ET
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C-wrap....I've been traveling for work and so busy I haven't even made up my reading list for it yet.....at this rate, I probably wont' start 'til Valentine's Day....sigh.....:/

Date Posted: 12/15/2009 8:04 PM ET
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Shelley!:)