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Subject: Paranormal 999 Challenge
Date Posted: 11/20/2008 2:06 PM ET
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Hey guys I like to read a book everyday...and usually i just pick up a book and read it , but this time i decided to challenge my self to read certain kinds.It was after I join a website called librarything.com...its where you can put your books on there and make your own library. They also have groups and thats when i saw the 999 challenge but I want a paranormal one so I decided  to make the paranormal 999 challenge....anyways thats enough rambling check out the group and join up and challenge yourself !!

                                                                           999 PARANORMAL CHALLENGE GROUP

 

Subject: paranormal 999 challenge
Date Posted: 11/20/2008 2:09 PM ET
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Paranormal 999 Challenge

Description: This group is to help you track your progress on the Paranormal 999 challenge - 9 books in 9 different categories, all read in 2009. For an added challenge, try completing your books by 9/9/09!

The catagories are:

1. Vampires
2. Werewolves
3. Ghost
4. Witches
5. Wizards
6. Werepanther or Weretiger or Wereleopard in other words a werecat
7. Damphyr
8. Law enforcement (like guardian or cops or something like that)
9. Psychic or Clairvoyant or Seers (anything to do with the mind)

Subject: holy smokes! now i am good but that would be questionable even for me lol
Date Posted: 11/20/2008 2:28 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/20/2008 2:56 PM ET
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Wow...I'd never be able to read that many...yikes.

Date Posted: 11/20/2008 2:59 PM ET
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At first I thought, "Oh, that wouldn't be so hard!" But then I realized that would be 81 books! That would be just over 10 books per month January - August (if you're shooting for the 9/9/09 date), or 1 book completed every 3 days or so.

Not so easy at all! :)

Subject: lol
Date Posted: 11/20/2008 3:04 PM ET
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LOL...I know its going to be a challenge but I dont think it will be that hard & I want to see if I can do it....I'll just go to amazon and do a search for like Damphyr and it shows books with that in the reviews or in the descriptions...the whole book doesnt have to be about the catagory...just has to have like a Damphyr in the book....do i make sense? lol ! Like the book glass houses by Rachel caine you could put it in your vampire or your ghost catagory....you might not be able to do it but...you could try...are you a member of librarything.com...its free

Subject: remember guys I told you I read one or more every day!! I am a fast reader!
Date Posted: 11/20/2008 3:06 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/20/2008 3:50 PM ET
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Sounds fun. If half of that wasn't tax season I could probably get 81 done. That's a heavy dose of paranormal though.



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Date Posted: 11/20/2008 5:02 PM ET
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I'm not on Library Thing (chose GoodReads instead), but if we want to keep this thread alive for the challenge next year, then I am definitely game.  I generally only read about 50-60 books a year, so it will be good to challenge that to make a dent in the monster TBR.  I can start putting my books in piles ready for the new year soon :)

Subject: agreeing with melanie, that a super dose a paranormal.
Date Posted: 11/20/2008 10:09 PM ET
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heck, i can read 3 books a day easy, being a speed reader and all,BUT i dont because my brain

needs the rest, lol. if i tried too hard too read that many strictly paranormals, i would probably

need therapy at the end...lol.. no telling what kind of critter my brain would think it was,,, but hey,

sounds fun, so i just might do it... i just hope i dont lose my marbles trying lol....

Date Posted: 11/20/2008 10:32 PM ET
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what's #7? a damphyr?? never heard of one of those!

ETA never mind..ya'll are too slow for my curiosity  LOL so I looked it up like I should've done to begin with :-) half human  half vampire..ok..not sure I've come across any of those but I only do light/funny/romantic.nothing too hard core for me..I'm too squeamish and scare easily..



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Subject: Teresa's 999 Challenge list
Date Posted: 11/20/2008 10:36 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/21/2008 8:13 AM ET
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81 books, thats not bad....I've read 181 this year and its only nov :D

Date Posted: 11/21/2008 9:55 AM ET
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I read a lot of books every month but I refuse to lock myself into one genre....I usually have a historical romance, a paranormal romance, and an erotica all going at once. And sometimes a contemp romance also. I haven't kept track until recently but at this point I think I read 180 books a year on average. Of course some of the erotica is only 200 pages or so.

Anne

Date Posted: 11/21/2008 5:17 PM ET
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Rearranged my monstrous TBR today and think I have enough books to cover all the categories.  Might have to find about 5 more is all, of course, I found at least 81 books that were just vampires.  Yes, it's an addiction ;)

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 11/21/2008 6:53 PM ET
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I'd certainly be willing to give it a shot...though I'd definitely need a lot of help finding books to cover the categories. 

Date Posted: 11/21/2008 10:46 PM ET
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My only problem is I have read so many books, it would be hard to find new ones

Date Posted: 11/21/2008 11:33 PM ET
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That's me too Ashley.  I'm sure it would be easy to find the vamps and were books but 9 new dhampir, werecat, psychic books might be hard to find.  I know that I could definitely get the 81 paras read by September though.