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Old January 18th, 2011, 9:52 pm
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I added you, too

I aimed fairly high - 100 books while I've only read 13 new ones (not counting my re-reads) but I'm sure I'll make it. I've read 9 books in the first two weeks and I think it will slow down a bit, but two books a week is still a relatively easy target for me then.

You can always adjust the number of books you want to read for your challenge!


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Old January 19th, 2011, 12:45 am
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I made a book goal for myself last year but didn't quite reach it. My goal was 40 and I read 37. Still good. I have a goal of 40 again this year. I've already read 5 so far . . . That's a ton for me considering school is still on. I have to do most of my reading in the summer months.


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Old January 19th, 2011, 9:45 am
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Is there a book challenge on Goodreads, as well? If so where can I find it? (sorry, still can't find my way easily there.)


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I created a group for CoS on the goodreads site, feel free to join

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Is there a book challenge on Goodreads, as well? If so where can I find it? (sorry, still can't find my way easily there.)
Here's the link to the reading challenge You can set yourself any limit you choose.


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I added you, too
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I created a group for CoS on the goodreads site, feel free to join

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Good idea, I've joined the group!

I've gone and set myself 30 as a target, I think I read about 20 last year so that seems achieveable


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Old January 19th, 2011, 10:27 pm
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I put 50 as my target. That is a high goal for me since I read my books slowly. That does not mean I read slowly, I just like to cherish what I read. I haven't even finished a book this year, but I am in the middle of 4 (though 2 I rarely read, one is long, and the other is The Bible which I've been trying to finish for years).


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My Target is 100. I've read three already, almost through my 4th and 5th. I don't think I'm doing too badly...


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My target is 25 - I'm a very slow reader and I don't have much time for it, sadly. Last year I only managed to read about 20 books.


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Old January 20th, 2011, 10:19 am
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My target is 50. I've read 3 already, but my reading tends to go by fits and starts.


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My target is 50 too. I managed to read 45 books last year and 44 the year before, so 50 might be reachable for me. I used to want to hit the 100 mark, but a) that started making me feel 'forced' to read, as a result of which I didn't really enjoy some of the books and b) work always gets in the way.

I'm looking forward to discovering excellent new authors and great books this year. Goodreads is so helpful in keeping track of what you're reading, what you've read and what you want to read. Plus, I love creating new shelves and picking the right shelves for books It's like my own private book database


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I created a group for CoS on the goodreads site, feel free to join

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Here's the link to the reading challenge You can set yourself any limit you choose.
Thanks, I set 30-books goal, on there, as well.


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Old January 24th, 2011, 3:18 pm
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I've made it onto the Never Ending Book Quiz Top 100 leaderboard! (Although i probably won't stay there long, as I'm only about 99 and other people will soon overtake me). Spot the person here who doesn't have a job...


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Old January 24th, 2011, 3:47 pm
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Yay, congrats! I skip more questions than I answer... I haven't figured out how to get questions about certain books.


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Yay, congrats! I skip more questions than I answer...
I try to avoid skipping, as it's surprising how often you can work out the answer, even if you've never read the book. I am, however, guilty of manipulating the search engine to get masses of questions on HP and other books I have read several times.

The ranking is based on the number of questions you've answered correctly, regardless of how many you've attempted (i.e. a person who has answered 100,000 questions and got 99,000 of them wrong is still going to be ranked higher than someone who's only answered 1000 and got 999 right), so very little skill is required to move up the ranking - if you answer enough questions, eventually (even if only by picking answers at random) you will accrue enough right answers to move up.


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Whoa, the leaderboard! LOL! I saw you coming along a lot with that you've did the never ending book quiz, and I was tempted to spend hours to answer questions.. Well done!


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Yay, congrats! I skip more questions than I answer... I haven't figured out how to get questions about certain books.
If you go to the trivia section on Goodreads, there's a search field in the top right corner where you can search questions of a specific book or series. It doesn't filter all the books or whatever though, it also shows questions that have nothing to do with the thing you're searching, but it then probably has some similarity with the enquiry.


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I've made it onto the Never Ending Book Quiz Top 100 leaderboard! (Although i probably won't stay there long, as I'm only about 99 and other people will soon overtake me). Spot the person here who doesn't have a job...
Congratulations! I wanna be just like you. I do answer a lot of questions, but I answer them wrong, though I think just answering helps me move up the ladder.

There is a link to answer questions just on books read. I've pretty much exhausted that category.


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There is a link to answer questions just on books read. I've pretty much exhausted that category.
So have I. I've also entered book titles, character names, place names and quotations into the search engines to get extra questions on the same books after I've exhausted the "Books read" questions!


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So have I. I've also entered book titles, character names, place names and quotations into the search engines to get extra questions on the same books after I've exhausted the "Books read" questions!
The problem I keep having is that by the time I've read through the answers I forget what the question is, and consequently answer an imaginary question... guess that explains my standardized test scores too

ETA: I have to stop Nine hundred questions in one day is quite enough I think



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