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Reading Challenge 2015


I am not going to read all of these books in one year. For me it is more like lifetime goal. I just need this to motivate myself into reading something not usual for me Nod

If the same book fits more than one category, I will write it at all of them. (No, it's not cheating in order to finish challenge faster. At least I don't consider it as this :D)

[x] A book with more than 500 pages: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "The Magus" by John Fowles
[] A classic romance:
[x] A book that became a movie: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth; "The Magus" by John Fowles
[] A book published this year:
[x] A book published before 1850: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand
[x] A book with a number in the title: "52 Changes" by Leo Babauta
[x] A book written by someone under 30: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth
[x] A book written by someone under 25: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"
[] A book written by someone over 65:
[] A book with non-human characters:
[] A funny book:
[x] A book by a female author: "Šiąnakt aš miegosiu prie sienos" by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė; "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling; "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth; "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand; "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
[x] A mystery or thriller: "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis; "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie; "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas; "The Magus" by John Fowles
[x] A young adult novel: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth; "Paglostyk vėją" by Algimantas Zurba; "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
[] A Sci-Fi novel:
[x] A romance novel: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand
[x] A collection of poetry: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"
[x] A self-improvement book: "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami; "52 Changes" by Leo Babauta
[x] A book with a one word title: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth
[x] A book of short stories: "Šiąnakt aš miegosiu prie sienos" by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė; "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie; "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"
[x] A book set in a different country: "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie; "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling; "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas; "The Magus" by John Fowles; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand
[x] A non-fiction book: "Mano nuostabioji drabužių spinta" by Claudia Piras and Bernhard Roetzel; "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami; "52 Changes" by Leo Babauta
[] A popular author's first book:
[x] A book by an author you love that haven't read yet: "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie; "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami
[] A book a friend recommended:
[] A Pulitzer-Price winning book:
[] A book based on a true story:
[] A book at the bottom of your to-read list:
[] A book your mother loves:
[x] A book that scares you: "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
[x] A book more than 100 years old: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand
[] A book based entirely on its cover:
[] A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't:
[x] A memoir: "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami
[x] A book you can finish in a day: "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis
[] A book with antonyms in the title:
[x] A book set somewhere you always wanted to visit: "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie; "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling
[] A book that came out in the year you were born:
[] A book with bad reviews:
[x] A trilogy: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth
[] A book from your childhood:
[x] A book with a love triangle: "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis
[x] A book set in the future: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth
[] A book set in high school:
[x] A book with a colour in the title: "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas
[x] A book that made you cry: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth
[] A book with magic:
[] A graphic novel:
[x] A book by an author you've never read before: "Šiąnakt aš miegosiu prie sienos" by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė; "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "The Magus" by John Fowles; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand; "52 Changes" by Leo Babauta; "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
[x] A book you own but never read: "Šiąnakt aš miegosiu prie sienos" by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė, "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis; "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie, "Mano nuostabioji drabužių spinta" by Claudia Piras and Bernhard Roetzel; "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling; "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami; "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas; "The Magus" by John Fowles; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand; "Paglostyk vėją" by Algimantas Zurba; "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
[x] A book that takes place in your hometown: "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis
[] A book that takes place in Asia:
[] A book by an author from Africa:
[] A book about indigenous culture:
[x] A book that was originally written in a different language: "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie, "Mano nuostabioji drabužių spinta" by Claudia Piras and Bernhard Roetzel; "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling; "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami; "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas; "The Magus" by John Fowles; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand; "52 Changes" by Leo Babauta
[] A book set during Christmas:
[] A book written by an author with your same initials:
[] A play:
[] A banned book:
[x] A book based on or turned into a TV show: "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling
[] A book you started but never finished:

Some explanation about book titles which are in Lithuanian:
Bullet; Blue "Šiąnakt aš miegosiu prie sienos" by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė could be translated something like "Tonight I Am Sleeping at the Wall-Side of the Bed".
Bullet; Blue "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis --> "The club for those, who are not satisfied with their wives".
Bullet; Blue "Mano nuostabioji drabužių spinta" by Claudia Piras and Bernhard Roetzel --> "My wonderful wardrobe". Original German title: "Mein wunderbarer kleiderschank".
Bullet; Blue "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas --> "The Chalk Circle Man". Original French title: "L'homme aux cercles bleus".
Bullet; Blue "Velnių raistas" by George Sand --> original French title: "La Mare Au Diable".
Bullet; Blue "Paglostyk vėją" by Algimantas Zurba --> "Stroke the Wind".
Bullet; Blue "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė --> "Children of the Moon".

Goodreads Reading Challenge


But I have also set up a more realistic reading challenge at Goodreads. Here I wish to read 10 books in 2015.
www.goodreads.com/challenges/3…
I completed the challenge! Three books ahead of schedule :)

Knygų iššūkis


And I also participate in Lithuanian initiative Knygų iššūkis (Challenge of Books). Every participant has to make a list of 12 books (+ 2 alternatives) to read in a year.
At first I participated in 2013 and read 8 books.
Last year I completed 10 books.
So I hope this year will be even better La la la la
www.100knygu.lt/issukis/dalyvi…
I am considering giving up this one. The website got new address, new look, new idea. Now it misses the things I liked and still has so many things not done in order to work properly. I feel that it tries to become Lithuanian version of GoodReads.
  • Listening to: X Factor
  • Reading: "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
  • Watching: Six Feet Under
  • Playing: Nonograms
  • Eating: Pork with pasta
  • Drinking: Black tea
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Diluculi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I don't mind :)
Enjoy the challenges :la:
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ausrejurke Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
Next month I am going to a Book Fair and I will probably end up buying lots of new books La la la la  (Even though I don't have any free space in my room to put them :D)
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Diluculi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
there is always room for books . Remove chairs and tables if necessary :D
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