[personal profile] onesongstory
Heck YES! This is such a brilliant idea for a challenge. I’m so up for it.

Name: Tilly [personal profile] onesongstory
Goal: To read my height in books
Timeframe: One year
Start date: Jan 1st 2014
End date: Dec 31st 2014

Height: 164cm
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Plenty of progress to report this time, too, mostly in the "new books" section, which is now completely full. I need to reread more!

New Books
-Sam Bourne, The Righteous Men.
-Kate Summerscale, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.
-Anne Finch, Selected Poems.
-Virgina Woolf, A Room of One's Own.
-L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Rereads
-E. Nesbit, The Railway Children.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Okaaay, haven't updated this in ages. Not linking to reviews this time: if you're interested, check the "reviews" tag on [personal profile] wilderthan.

No picture this time, either, 'cause I'm lazy.

Cut for extreme length )
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[personal profile] peoppenheimer
This is a marvelous idea. My height is somewhere between 5'7" (~1.7 m) and 5'8"; let's call it five-eight for this. As I understand the rules, I post books I read from what's on my shelves now in two categories: never read before, and re-read. Is that correct?
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[personal profile] iltaru
So since [personal profile] shanaqui  finished her height in books (and started the challenge again with new rules), I have actually finished quite a few books. I know. AMAZING.

*denotes a re-read

New
The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton

Anything Goes
Sabriel, by Garth Nix*
Lirael, by Garth Nix*
Abhorsen, by Garth Nix*
Saiyuki volume I, by Kazuya Minekura*
Saiyuki volume II, by Kazuya Minekura*


...So it's been quite a productive couple of weeks, really.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Participants: Just me, this time!

The Plan:
Read my own height (~5'4"/1.5m) again.
The Rules:
1. This must include only books owned before 01/11/2009.
2. There are only two sections: "rereads" and "new".

This is in an effort to clear my shelves a bit faster! Hence the relative lack of rules. I don't even have to review anything, though I probably will, just read it.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Long time no post! I've been holding off on posting 'cause I was so very, very close to the end. Now I've made it. I've read my own height (and a tiny bit more). I already have my next challenge in mind, but first I need to finish up with this one.

[personal profile] iltaru is still working on hers, of course.

* = reread.

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Shoulder to top of head ("unexpected"):
-Rosemary Rowe, Murder in the Forum.
-Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club.
-Jeannette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry.
Hip to shoulder ("serious stuff"):
-Frances Hodgson Burnett, Little Lord Fauntleroy.
-Nina Bawden, Carrie's War.
-Charles Dickens, David Copperfield.
Knee to hip ("anything goes"):
-J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers.*
-J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King.*
-Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit.
Floor to knee ("new reads"):
-Rosemary Sutcliff, The Capricorn Bracelet.
-Nicholas Stuart Gray, The Seventh Swan.
-Surgei Lukyanenko, The Night Watch.


Current picture:
Here.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Sorry I didn't update last week! I wasn't in flandom, and it was a weird week. I haven't been reading that much anyway, to my disgust... I did read some other stuff, but they were children's books so I didn't count them.

* = reread.

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Hip to shoulder ("serious stuff"):
-Peter Hunt, An Introduction to Children's Literature.
Knee to hip ("anything goes"):
-J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.*
Floor to knee ("new reads"):
-Susan Coolidge, What Katy Did.

Current picture:
Here.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
* = reread.

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Hip to shoulder ("serious stuff"):
-Ursula Le Guin, Cheek By Jowl.
Knee to hip ("anything goes"):
-J R R Tolkien, The Hobbit.*
Floor to knee ("new reads"):
-Ursula Le Guin, Powers.

Current picture:
N/a.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Super pathetic, this week! But it's okay: I have a plan.

* = reread.

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Hip to shoulder ("serious stuff"):
-George Orwell, Animal Farm.
-Ursula Le Guin, Sixty Odd.

Current picture:
Here.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Not the best week ever. Oops. I blame [livejournal.com profile] feywood.

* = reread.

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Hip to shoulder ("serious stuff"):
-Richard Dawkins, The Ancestor's Tale.
Knee to hip ("anything goes"):
-Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana.*

Current picture:
Here.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
This was a pretty good week. I have three books in progress at the moment, too -- two for "serious stuff", and one for "anything goes".

* = reread.

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Hip to shoulder ("serious stuff"):
-Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves.
-Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
-John Fairfax & John Moat, The Way To Write.
Floor to knee ("new reads"):
-Alan Garner, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen.
-Alan Garner, The Moon of Gomrath.
-Janet Aylmer, Darcy's Story.

Current picture:
Here.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
This week started very slow and then I recovered. And I bought lots and lots of books, too.

* = reread.

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Shoulder to top of head ("unexpected"):
-John Grisham, The Partner.
Hip to shoulder ("serious stuff"):
-Richard Matheson, I Am Legend.
Knee to hip ("anything goes"):
-Dewey Gram, Gladiator.*
-Diana Wynne Jones, Fire and Hemlock.*
Floor to knee ("new reads"):
-Neil Gaiman, Coraline. (Graphic novel adaptation.)

Current picture:
Here.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
A slower week. Not bad, though!

* = reread.

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Shoulder to top of head ("unexpected"):
-Stephanie Meyer, Twilight.
Hip to shoulder ("serious stuff"):
-Barry Hines, A Kestrel for a Knave.
Floor to knee ("new reads"):
-Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns.
-Stephen Lawhead, Byzantium.
Current picture:
Here.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
A veeeery productive week, reading-wise. I should really try to focus on "serious stuff" sometime soon. That's looking woefully under-represented.

* = reread.

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Shoulder to top of head ("unexpected"):
-Haruki Murakami, After Dark.
-The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks.
Knee to hip ("anything goes"):
-Sailing to Sarantium, Guy Gavriel Kay.*
-Lord of Emperors, Guy Gavriel Kay.*
-Magician's Law, Michael Scott.*
-Demon's Law, Michael Scott.*
-Death's Law, Michael Scott.*
Floor to knee ("new reads"):
-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon.
-Nation, Terry Pratchett.
Current picture:
Here.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Already time for another progress post? It's been a good week. I finally got some activity in my "new" section, and reread some old favourites. I guess next I should work on my "serious stuff" section.

* = reread.

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Shoulder to top of head ("unexpected"):
-China Mountain Zhang, Maureen F. McHugh.
Knee to hip ("anything goes"):
-The Farthest Shore, Ursula Le Guin.*
-Tehanu, Ursula Le Guin.*
-Tales from Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin.*
-The Other Wind, Ursula Le Guin.*
Floor to knee ("new reads"):
-The Vintner's Luck, Elizabeth Knox.
-Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters.
-The Lollipop Shoes, Joanne Harris.
Current picture:
Here.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Progress post time! Not much, since it hasn't been a full week yet, but more progress than some I could name...

Not that I'm smug or anything.

* = reread.

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Shoulder to top of head ("unexpected stuff"):
-Blankets, Craig Thompson.
Knee to hip ("anything goes"):
-A Song for Arbonne, Guy Gavriel Kay.*
-A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin.*
-The Tombs of Atuan, Ursula Le Guin.*
Current picture:
Here.
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[personal profile] iltaru
So I'm reading my own height in books, following this plan. I'm precisely 5'4", which is kind of handy for statistics. (Metric translation: 1.62~ metres). I also want to write reviews for them, so I need to catch up on writing them. I'll link to reviews here, but post them elsewhere.

So far the wall-chart reads

New (floor to knee):
The Demon's Lexicon, by Sarah Rees Brennan

Anything goes (knee to hip):
The Dragon Reborn, by Robert Jordan*
The Vintner's Luck, by Elizabeth Knox*

...and nothing for Sirius stuff (imaginatively named by [personal profile] shanaqui, because one of my protagonists is named Sirius, and that's also the name of my laptop) or Unexpected, yet.

Asterisks denote re-reads of books (I'm only allowed to count re-reads if it's over two years since I read the book). So between us, [personal profile] shanaqui and I have covered all four sections, so far. Go us!

Now I need to go find a slightly thicker 'New' book, because The Book of Enoch is going to add about a millimetre to my chart, but it's really wordy and hard to read.
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Progress post time! Not much, yet. Yet!

Plan post:
Here.
New additions:
Shoulder to top of head ("unexpected stuff"):
-Fingersmith, Sarah Waters.
Hip to shoulder ("serious stuff"):
-Great Expectations, Charles Dickens.
Current picture:
N/a.
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