i guess i did not get to those 50 books in 2007, however, 2010 is almost here, so why not kick off my 2010 43 things with mental nourishment! 3 years ago
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A few times I’ve read 50 books in a year. My secret? I but about 400 books in advance (usually at yeard sales or flea markets, at 5/dollar) and pick them at random. The mix of fiction/nonfiction plus my favorite authors (Follett, Sheldon, Clavell, King) keeps me going. The current book I’m reading is Sophie’s Choice, and it is EXCELLENT. 4 years ago
E aprendi que quantidade não importa. Nunca lerei tudo, de qualquer forma. Melhor ler com calma e o que me interessar. 4 years ago
So I’m posting this almost seven months after the fact, but:
49. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
50. Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling
I finished these two at a New Year’s Eve party while I waited for the scotch to kick in. 4 years ago
’s 4 and 5. but now spring sports start so time is gonna go back to nonexistant. lol 5 years ago
I’m going to technically say I finished my 50 books in 2007 because I am counting children’s books I read for my lit class. 5 years ago
Even with all the science fiction, financial, technical books, I only read about 30+ books. It’s really tough, finishing roughly one book a week, especially when most of the books are of the type that can’t be finished in one sitting (the financial and technical ones).
Oh well, trying again for another shot in 2008 now… 5 years ago
I should not allow that failure becomes an obstacle in my way. As 2007 has passed away already and obviously i couldnt complete this goal not even close to it so i am giving up from this goal, actually even if i insist to accomplish “Read 50 books in 2007” goal, the 2007 had already given up to me.
But i still have the 2008, my last hope in the middle of big failures. 5 years ago
15 books I am ashamed lol I must of bought 5 times that many in 2007 better luck this year 5 years ago
Unfortunately I made the mistake of reading House of Leaves yet again and ended up spending four or five months researching it, which ate into my reading time.
Nay mind! :) 5 years ago
Wisecracking Beverly Hills brat Rachel Buchanan doesn’t exactly have an ordinary life. For one thing, she attends Blackthorn Academy, which is secretly a training school for spies. Then there’s her arch–nemesis, who’s convinced that Rachel is this ancient goddess reincarnated to stop his evil plans.
It all sounds pretty lame to Rachel. But then she discovers that the bad guy’s trail leads directly to Hawaii…and surely there’ll be some time for surfing in between all the getting kidnapped and leaping out of helicopters–right? 5 years ago
I was never a delinquent.
I’m just misunderstood.
Of course, that’s not how the judge saw it.
That’s how I wound up at freaky Blackthorn Academy. Talk about boring. There isn’t even a mall nearby. I mean, what did they expect a girl from Beverly Hills to do?
Also, from the start I could tell there was something really weird about Blackthorn:
The headmaster, Mr. Kim, knew way too much about me.
The class schedule features Intro to Code Theory and Microelectronics.
A whole section of the school is off-limits.
Then the FBI showed up … and Mr. Kim disappeared.
Well, here’s something Mr. Kim didn’t know about me: Rachel Buchanan never gives up when there are secrets to uncover. Watch out, Blackthorn Academy! 5 years ago
Calliope (or Cal as she calls herself) wants nothing more than to stay put; to stop traveling cross-country with her mother, sleeping in a tent, and abandoning all belongings whenever they pull up stakes. Meanwhile, eliot misses the happy times he left behind when his father decided to open a camp for kids looking to lose weight and find Jesus. when Cal and eliot meet by chance, they feel an immediate connection. together they must face their isolation, the threat of yet another move, and the deepening of eliot’s father’s obsession. in their case, love just might be everything it’s cracked up to be. 5 years ago
This book isn’t out yet, but I plan on reading it, just keeping track of everything. :]
With two successful missions under her belt, GiGi is finally feeling comfortable and confident with the Specialists. But then she learns about Eduardo Villaneuva, a notorious chemical smuggler currently at large. Not only is he a present danger, but he was responsible for the deaths of GiGi’s parents. The government has been trying to track him down for years, and with GiGi’s fierce determination (and TL’s help), the Specialists are hired to capture him. And this time, GiGi’s in charge of the mission. Only, she can’t do this alone. She needs Beaker’s chemistry expertise. But when their cover has to be cheerleaders at a national cheerleading competition, Goth-girl Beaker is not too pleased.
With personality conflicts, mission challenges, and the demanding schedule of the cheerleading competition, Beaker and GiGi find it difficult to focus on the task at hand. But with all that’s at stake, can they put these issues aside and apprehend Eduardo, or will GiGi’s opportunity to stop him be blown to bits? 5 years ago
Frankie has an uncanny knack for electronics, specifically breaking into the most elaborate security systems. Which is precisely why he was recruited by the Specialists. And after only a few months in the organization, Frankie, aka Wirenut, is ready for his first mission. When wealthy entrepreneur Octavias Zorba hires the Specialists to recover a stolen neurotoxin, the head of the Specialists is sure that Wirenut is perfect for the job. But there’s a catch. The computer-coded hints that will lead to the neurotoxin are hidden in a few precious museum artifacts, which happen to be securely locked away. And when these hints are found, there is limited time to get them decoded or they will disappear forever. Enter GiGi and her computer-code genius ability. But when GiGi and Wirenut begin their mission, they find themselves up against a few obstacles, including a copy cat who turns up everywhere they go. And suddenly they find themselves on a fast-paced hunt for the criminal, with time quickly running out…. 5 years ago
Sixteen-year-old Kelly James is in a lot of hot water. When David, her incredibly nice, not to mention super cute and irresistible, college RA, asked her to uncover some top-secret information, she thought why not? All she has to do is hack into the government’s main computer system. Simple enough for a computer techie genius like herself. But a few hours later, she is caught. Only this isn’t a run-of-the-mill arrest. Rather than serve a jail sentence in a juvenile detention, she accepts the option to change her identity and enlist in a secret government spy agency that trains teen agents to go undercover. After all, she has no family or friends at school. What does she have to lose? Instantly, Kelly Spree, a.k.a. girl genius GiGi, is born. And as if that wasn’t overwhelming enough, she discovers that David works for this agency as well. Before she even begins to understand what is going on, she’s sent on her first mission as an undercover model. Her partner? None other than David himself! 5 years ago
Extras (2007) is a young adult science fiction novel written by Scott Westerfeld. The novel was published and released by Simon & Schuster on October 2, 2007, and is a companion book to the The Uglies series, as a fifteen-year-old girl named Aya Fuse is the main protagonist instead of Tally Youngblood, although she made a major appearance. 5 years ago
The story begins after Tally has become a member of an advanced group of Specials, the Cutters, led by Shay, to whom they refer to as “Boss” .
The Cutters, in Ugly disguises, go undercover at the Uglies’ Spring Bash, looking for members of the Smoke. Shay begins dancing with an Ugly boy, until everyone is dancing. Distracted from the other Cutters, the other four search for Smokies. Soon, Tally spots a girl handing a boy a pack of pills. Using their skintenna connection, Tally contacts the other Cutters, and they all go after the girl. They follow her on hoverboards out into the woods, where they are ambushed by Smokies in sneak suits and wielding electric arrows. 5 years ago
The book begins with Tally, the protagonist, as a Pretty debating what to wear to a bash. While attending the bash at which she is to be voted into the “Crims” clique, she is followed by someone who appears to be a “Special”, a member of Special Circumstances.
Tally can only remember her adventures as an Ugly in brief, disconnected bits. She is surprised to discover that the person stalking her is Croy, an old friend of hers from the Smoke. He has something for her, he tells her, but she must search for it later. She agrees, bemused by his repellent ugliness, including his big pores and tangled hair – all the imperfections that the surgery to become a Pretty transforms into beauty.
Tally returns to her care-free life as a pretty. Her peace is disrupted when Zane, who is the leader of the Crims, asks her about David, whom she loved while she lived in the Smoke. 5 years ago
Uglies is the first book in The Uglies Series, written by Scott Westerfeld about a young girl named Tally Youngblood. It is set in a futuristic world where, after every child’s 16th birthday, they are turned supermodel gorgeous by an extreme operation, supposedly to make everyone equal so that people aren’t prejudiced and there are no wars. 5 years ago
An Acceptable Time is a 1989 young adult science fiction novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Sometimes marketed as part of the author’s Time Quintet (the other four volumes of which are called the Time Quartet), An Acceptable Time is more properly part of a series of novels about Polyhymnia O’Keefe, better known as Poly (The Arm of the Starfish, Dragons in the Waters) or Polly (A House Like a Lotus, An Acceptable Time). Polyhymnia is the name of one of the Greek muses. 5 years ago
Many Waters is a 1986 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, part of the author’s Time Quartet.
“Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. If a man were to give all his wealth for love, it would be utterly scorned.” Song of Solomon 8:7
The principal characters of the story are Sandy and Dennys Murry, twin brothers who are, paradoxically, somewhat out of place (i.e. for being “normal”) in the context of the multifarious and eccentric Murry family from A Wrinkle in Time. The action of the story follows that of A Wind in the Door but precedes the climactic, apocalyptic events of A Swiftly Tilting Planet. 5 years ago
A Swiftly Tilting Planet is a 1978 science fiction novel by Madeleine L’Engle, part of the Time Quartet.
In A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Charles Wallace Murry, an advanced and perceptive child in A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door, has grown into an adolescent. His intelligence and remarkable goodness carry him through an adventure in time to save the world from nuclear disaster threatened by Mad Dog Branzillo, the dictator of the fictional South American country of Vespugia. In order to change the outcome of the present, Charles Wallace must change the past, in a series of “might-have-beens,” events which are turning points fought over by the powers of good and evil. 5 years ago
A Wind in the Door is a young adult science fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle. It is a sequel to A Wrinkle in Time, and part of the Time Quartet. 5 years ago
A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle, written between 1959 and 1960 and published in 1962 after at least 26 rejections by publishers because it was, in L’Engle’s words, “too different”. The book went on to win a Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. It is the first in L’Engle’s series of books about the Murry and O’Keefe families. 5 years ago