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5.0 books in 2010 challenge

Postby Æron » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:43 am

Same as last year, folks. Challenge yourself to read at least 5.0 books this year. It's good for the intellect, improves your concentration and reading comprehension, and may even be just plain enjoyable. Eyesight damage from reading in low light is a myth.

1. Pandora's Star, Peter Hamilton
2. Judas Unchained, Peter Hamilton
3. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams
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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby sad jazz cantaloupe » Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:25 pm

1. Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
2. Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming
3. Water for Elephants, Sarah Gruen
4. Dimension of Miracles, Robert Sheckley
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I started tracking my books using goodreads.com
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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby Segovia » Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:26 pm

1.Antigone ~ Sophecles
2. Fareheit 451 ~ Ray Bradburn
3. Divine Comedy Inferno ~ Dante
4. Guns Germs And Steel ~ Jared Diamond
5. King Of Thorns 1
6 King of Thorns 2
7 King of Thorns 3
8 Is Heaven Real? ~Don Piper
9 Julius Caesar
10 In the Volcano
11 Leave it to Chance
12 The God Delusion
13 The Panorama of the Renaissance
14 Your Travel Guide to Renaissance Europe
15 A boy named Charlie Brown
16 The Renaissance
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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby osprey » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:27 am

I'm in this year, got more time.

1. Whitethorn, Bryce Courtenay.
2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon (in progress).
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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby Hyperion » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:37 am

I shall participate once again.

1. World War Z, Marx Brooks
2. The Fox, Sheriwood Smith
3. King's Shield, Sheriwood Smith
4. How To Survive A Robot Uprsing, Daniel H. Wilson
5. Halo Evolutions, ((11 different authors, story collection))
6. Fool Moon, Jim Butcher
7. Grave Peril, Jim Butcher
8. Summer Knight, Jim Butcher
9. Death masks, Jim Butcher
10. Furies of Calderon. Jim Butcher
11. Academ's Fury, Jim Butcher
13. Cursor's Fury. Jim Butcher
14. The Accidental Sorcerer. K. E. Mills
15. Jhegaala, Steven Brust
16. Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson
17. Chainfire, Terry Goodkind
18. The Dragonbone Chair. Tad Williams
19. Into The Wild, Jon Krakaurer
20. Captain's Fury, Jim Butcher
21. Princep's Fury, Jim Butcher
22. The Illiad, Homer
23. To Green Angel Tower: Part 1, Tad Williams
24. To Green Angel Tower: Part 2, Tad Williams
25. City of Golden Shadow, Tad Williams
26. River of Blue Fire, Tad Williams
27. Mountain of Black Glass, Tad Williams
28. Sea of Silver Light, Tad Williams
29. The Oddessy, Homer
30. Theogony. Hesiod
31. Works and Days, Hesiod
32. The Prodigal Mage, Karen Miller
33. Across the Face of the World, Russel Kirkpatrick
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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby nickspoon » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:28 am

Go on then. I was surprised at how few books I manage to read in a year :oops:

1. The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
2. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
3. Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou
4. And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer
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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby likeafox » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:10 am

Here I goooooo

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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby Tai » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:23 pm

Eyesight damage from reading in low light is a myth
Studies are all over the place on this one from my readings, monkeys with their eyes shut then exposed to regular light get nearsighted, as do chickens not exposed to enough light in general. But monkeys exposed to all dark vs dark/light cycles had no significant difference. My eye doc told me the only evidence they have for humans is fairly sound but not quite damning theory about children getting nearsighted from dark-reading and a correlation between people who read a lot (dark or not) and nearsightedness.

I may read more this year, let's see how this goes

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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby Jakkal » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:06 pm

Eyesight damage from reading in low light is a myth.

no its not... it is actually "damaging" your eyes. In fact, your "rear sight muscles" in your eyes will "work" twice or more as hard, to get a clear view on the book, especially in low light situations. The effects are fairly torlerable, you wont "loose" your sight, but you will need a glass sooner than expected (normal light). Because cos of the stress for the muscles, they will "grow tired" but wont recover... that is what I learned about it over here..

but as mentioned before... those are therories... I stick to mine :P

That was Dr. Jakkal with the medicine Report...

and YES, I actually read the whole books below...

1. "Die Orks" by Stan Nicholls
2. "Neuroanatomie" by Trepel
3. "Lernbuch Anatomie" by Lippert
4. "Biochemie" by Müller-Esterl
5. "Kurzlehrbuch Biochemie" by Müller-Esterl
6. "Physiologie für Mediziner" by Pape/ Rüdiger Gay
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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby Doc Sigma » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:27 am

I predict that nobody will finish. Come on, prove me wrong.

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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby Hyperion » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:48 pm

I predict that nobody will finish. Come on, prove me wrong.
Already one-third done in one-sixth of the year, assuming I don't have a mental breakdown before then. :dragon:
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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby Rooster » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:25 pm

I'm attempting to read ZERO books this year, the three I read last year have left me taxed.

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Re: 50 books in 2010 challenge

Postby Maggot Brain » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:15 pm

1. Cold Mountain Charles Frasier (sucked)
2. Eric Terry Pratchett
3. Small Gods Terry Pratchett
4. The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald
5. Agents Of Fortune Dylan James Frehlay
6. Off The Rails Rudy Sarzo
7. The Judge Upton Sinclair

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Re: 5.0 books in 2010 challenge

Postby likeafox » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:33 pm

As close as I came, I just wasn't able to break my own record of zero books from last year :(

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Re: 5.0 books in 2010 challenge

Postby LewisTheTank » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:45 pm

As a writer, I commend this thread and aplaude all who also post in this thread, since to even LOOK at this post is reading!
(Too bad I'm too busy to read or write much any more...)
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