Daily Archives: January 5, 2009

Read Your Own Books Challenge 2009


* set a goal for how many of your OWN books you’d like to read in 2009

  • read from your own collection between January 1st and December 31st, 2009

More challenge details HERE.

My Goal – 50 Books

  1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  2. Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
  3. You Know You’re a Writer When by Adair Lara
  4. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  5. C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton
  6. A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  7. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  8. Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
  9. Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson
  10. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  11. The Writer’s Idea Book by Jack Heffron
  12. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  13. Fool by Christopher Moore
  14. Roses are Red by James Patterson
  15. Twilight Director’s Notebook by Catherine Hardwicke
  16. Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center
  17. Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
  18. Love Letters of Great Men Vol 1 by John C. Kirkland
  19. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  20. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
  21. Violets are Blue by James Patterson
  22. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
  23. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  24. 8th Confession by James Patterson
  25. The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea Buchanan
  26. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner
  27. Step on a Crack by James Patterson
  28. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
  29. Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg
  30. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  31. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
  32. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
  33. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  34. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
  35. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
  36. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
  37. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  38. Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges
  39. Swimsuit by James Patterson
  40. Take Your Shirt Off and Cry by Nancy Balbirer
  41. A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
  42. Marley and Me by John Grogan
  43. Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
  44. Run For Your Life by James Patterson
  45. Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  46. The Noticer by Andy Andrews
  47. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  48. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  49. Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson
  50. London Bridges by James Patterson

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The Secret

secretTitle: The Secret
Author: Rhonda Byrne
Finished: January 3, 2009
Pages: 198
Published: 2006
Challenges: A-Z Challenge, 999 Challenge, Read Your Own Books Challenge, 100/50 Book Challenge, New Authors Challenge, Countdown Challenge

Yea! First book of the year. A very quick read. Only took me one full day of reading off and on to finish it. Has a very powerful message but honestly wasn’t as impressed as people made it out to be.

I, without realizing it, have been practicing “the secret” for a few months now so it wasn’t so much of a secret after all.

Still a good book to read and reinforce your own beliefs and practices.

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BTT – New Year’s Resolutions


Happy New Year, everyone!

So … any Reading Resolutions? Say, specific books you plan to read? A plan to read more ____? Anything at all?

Name me at least ONE thing you’re looking forward to reading this year!

I have a couple resolutions I can think of.

  • This past year I read 120 books, with a goal of only 50. I increased my goal to 100, anticipating that this year could be more busy.
  • I would love to decreased my TBR pile to under 100 books, which should be possibly because most of my challenges consist of books off the TBR pile.
  • I want to finish the Alex Cross series by James Patterson.
  • Complete most if not all of the many challenges I have signed up for.

One book I am looking forward to reading this year – The Poisonwood Bible.

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