AA1986's 12 in '12

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AA1986's 12 in '12

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1AngelaB86
Redigerat: jan 6, 2012, 10:01am

I'm not sure how many in each category I'll read. 12 for sure in a few groups, maybe only 6 in some of the others.

1. Shakespeare: one play a month, inspired by Shakespeare Allowed! in Nashville. I'm going to follow their schedule (http://nashvilleshakes.org/shakespeareallowed.htm).
2. Star Wars: one a month
3. Modern Nations: to both round-out my knowledge of modern nations, and make a little headway on my Reading Globally challenge.
4. Israel: non-fiction books related to Israel
5. Hebrew language: fiction (or non-) written in Hebrew
6. Education: mainly focusing on Charlotte Mason's Original Home Education Series (six books).
7. Mystery
8. Fantasy
9. Young Adult
10. SciFi: excluding Star Wars; I joined the Geek Girls Book Club on Facebook, and am looking forward to expanding my scifi background.
11. Fiction: fiction that doesn't fit into topics 7, 8, 9, or 10.
12. Non-Fiction: NF that doesn't fit into topics 3, 4, or 5.

2AngelaB86
Redigerat: jan 6, 2012, 10:03am

1. Shakespeare: 12
2. Star Wars: 12
3. Modern Nations: 6
4. Israel: 6
5. Hebrew language: 6
6. Education: 6
7. Mystery: 6
8. Fantasy: 6
9. Young Adult: 6
10. SciFi: 6
11. Fiction: 6
12. Non-Fiction: 6

Goal for the year: 84

That's way more than I've accomplished in the last couple years, but I used to read that much in a normal year. I finish graduate school this summer, so before then I will probably focus on the non-fiction groups; and after graduation will read more fiction. Unless I have a breakdown in the spring semester and handle it by curling up under the covers with a bunch of brain candy. :)

3lkernagh
dec 27, 2011, 1:23pm

Welcome to the challenge ArmyAngel!

4AnnieMod
Redigerat: dec 27, 2011, 4:43pm

>2 AngelaB86: Unless I have a breakdown in the spring semester and handle it by curling up under the covers with a bunch of brain candy. :)

My usual MO back when I was in university - spend the weekend reading fiction and then a few night studying for exams. :)

welcome on board and good luck

5mamzel
dec 27, 2011, 5:51pm

Brain candy is definitely a good idea for a student. Mine were Star Trek novels (any series) of which there were plenty!

6_debbie_
jan 2, 2012, 10:45am

I completely sympathize with your school load. I'm also due to finish graduate school this summer. Here's to us graduating successfully and having lots of extra time to pleasure read!

7AngelaB86
jan 2, 2012, 11:16am

Thanks! Good luck to you, as well. I have a month left of this semester, and then the spring semester ends the first week of July (although final papers won't be due until a month or so after that). I can see the finish line...

8AngelaB86
Redigerat: dec 26, 2012, 10:30pm

I. Shakespeare: one play a month, inspired by Shakespeare Allowed! in Nashville. I'm going to follow their schedule (http://nashvilleshakes.org/shakespeareallowed.htm).

1. King Henry IV, Part I
2. King Henry IV, Part II
3. King John

9AngelaB86
Redigerat: sep 4, 2012, 1:56pm

10AngelaB86
Redigerat: mar 9, 2012, 7:07am

III. Modern Nations: to both round-out my knowledge of modern nations, and make a little headway on my Reading Globally challenge.

1. The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters
2. Iran's Foreign Policy: From Khatami to Ahmadinejad

11AngelaB86
Redigerat: jan 5, 2012, 9:35am

IV. Israel: non-fiction books related to Israel

12AngelaB86
Redigerat: feb 16, 2012, 5:58pm

V. Hebrew language: fiction (or non-) written in Hebrew

1. לא רעב ולא אוהב: The Hebrew version of Green Eggs and Ham, or as it's called in Hebrew, "Not Hungry, Don't Like". And I only had to look up thirteen words in the dictionary!
2. חתול תעלול: The Hebrew version of The Cat in the Hat, or as it's called in Hebrew, "Mischievous Cat". I had to look up 42 words this time!
3. חתול תעלול חוזר: The Hebrew version of The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, or as it's called in Hebrew, "Mischievous Cat Returns". Only had to look up 16 words!

13AngelaB86
jan 5, 2012, 9:36am

VI. Education: mainly focusing on Charlotte Mason's Original Home Education Series (six books).

14AngelaB86
Redigerat: nov 18, 2012, 4:22pm

15AngelaB86
Redigerat: mar 30, 2012, 3:53am

VIII. Fantasy

1. The Graveyard Book
2. Crucible of Gold

16AngelaB86
jan 5, 2012, 9:37am

IX. Young Adult

17AngelaB86
Redigerat: dec 27, 2012, 6:38pm

X. SciFi: Excluding Star Wars reads

1. Ready Player One
2. Dragonflight
3. Redshirts

18AngelaB86
Redigerat: nov 18, 2012, 4:22pm

XI. Fiction: fiction that doesn't fit into topics 7, 8, or 9.

1. Zombie Bible: Death Has Come Up Into Our Windows
2. Walking Dead, volume 1: Feb 28, 2012
3. Walking Dead, volume 2: Feb 28, 2012
4. Walking dead, volume 3: Mar 1, 2012
5. Walking Dead, volume 4: Mar 1, 2012
6. Walking Dead, volume 5: Mar 1, 2012
7. Walking Dead, volume 6: Mar 1, 2012
8. Walking Dead, volume 7: Mar 1, 2012
9. Walking Dead, volume 8: Mar 2, 2012
10. Walking Dead, volume 9: Mar 2, 2012
11. Walking Dead, volume 10: Mar 2, 2012
12. Walking Dead, volume 11: Mar 2, 2012
13. Walking Dead, volume 12: Mar 2, 2012
14. Walking Dead, volume 13: Mar 3, 2012
15. Walking Dead, volume 14: Mar 3, 2012
16. Jane Eyre

19AngelaB86
Redigerat: jan 6, 2012, 10:02am

XII. Non-Fiction: NF that doesn't fit into topics 3, 4, or 5.

20AngelaB86
Redigerat: jan 6, 2012, 10:04am

2/84!

21AngelaB86
jan 7, 2012, 11:13am

3/84, added the first book to my Shakespeare category today.

22The_Hibernator
jan 7, 2012, 1:20pm

Hate to tell you this, but I finished graduate school over a year and a half ago, and my reading-free-time didn't increase at all! Good luck with that! :)

23AngelaB86
jan 12, 2012, 7:53am

4/84, added my first fantasy book today. Very grateful to my Secret Santa for picking it out!

24AngelaB86
jan 15, 2012, 7:08am

5/84, added my first Star Wars book.

25AngelaB86
jan 21, 2012, 3:43pm

6/84: Sci-Fi category

26AngelaB86
feb 11, 2012, 4:09pm

7/84: Another Shakespeare play. I misread the Shakespeare Allowed! schedule, and ended up reading Henry IV instead of Henry VI. *sigh* I think I'll go ahead and read King Henry V, followed by the three parts of King Henry VI. Then I can pick up where the group is at, and I should only have to go back to read three plays I missed when I got confused.

27AngelaB86
feb 12, 2012, 2:31pm

8/84: My monthly Star Wars read.

28AngelaB86
feb 14, 2012, 11:34am

9/84: My first Hebrew book!

29AngelaB86
feb 15, 2012, 4:26pm

10/84: My second Hebrew book.

30AngelaB86
feb 16, 2012, 5:58pm

11/84: My third Hebrew book.

31AngelaB86
feb 18, 2012, 4:58pm

12/84: Second SciFi book.

32banjo123
feb 18, 2012, 6:59pm

Good for you for reading Hebrew! Are you enjoying it?

33AngelaB86
feb 19, 2012, 7:45am

I am, at least more than I thought I would. I think it helps that I've been studying for 3+ semesters now. When I first tried to read these same Dr. Seuss books last year, I found it extremely frustrating. I still have to look up lots of words (as you can see), but now I don't find so disappointing when I need the dictionary. Maybe it's because I've mastered enough grammatical concepts that I'm no longer struggle with duel obstacles, whereas last year I could look up new words and *still* not be sure of what the sentence was saying because I didn't realize certain words were contractions I hadn't learned.

34AnnieMod
feb 19, 2012, 2:20pm

>33 AngelaB86:

And you are probably right. Until you have a firm grasp of the grammar, reading in a foreign language is a pain. Once you get that... dictionaries help and it works. Good luck with your studies.

35AngelaB86
mar 1, 2012, 10:22am

13/84: my third Star Wars book. I'm trying to read a few extra this month, because my dad is visiting and is carrying my read-books out of country for me (so I don't have to pay to ship them when I leave this fall).

36AngelaB86
mar 1, 2012, 12:44pm

16/84: read the first three Walking Dead volumes, since I'm enjoying the tv show so much. I have to say, the show is a big improvement.

37AngelaB86
mar 1, 2012, 1:41pm

17/84: another Walking Dead volume.

38AngelaB86
mar 1, 2012, 2:57pm

18/84: another Walking Dead volume. At this rate I should get through them all this weekend.

39AngelaB86
mar 1, 2012, 3:37pm

19/84: another Walking Dead.

40AngelaB86
mar 2, 2012, 12:14pm

25/84: read volumes 8-12 of Walking Dead today. Only two more to go, and then I'm caught up with what's been published (and will likely stop reading).

41AngelaB86
mar 3, 2012, 8:12am

27/84: two more Walking Dead volumes. I will not be continuing the series. I only read this far because I borrowed them all from my uncle, but I can't continue with the author's worldview, or opinion of humanity in general.

42AngelaB86
mar 4, 2012, 3:53am

28/84: another Star Wars.

43AngelaB86
mar 7, 2012, 7:46am

29/84: another Star Wars, except this one is so short it barely qualifies as a short story.

44AngelaB86
mar 9, 2012, 7:08am

30/84: added #2 to my modern nations category.

45AngelaB86
apr 3, 2012, 11:05pm

32/84: added one each to my fantasy and SW categories.

46AngelaB86
apr 7, 2012, 12:59am

33/84: another SW.

I hesitate to say it, but by this time next year I may be caught up with the Star Wars publications.

47AngelaB86
apr 17, 2012, 4:47am

34/84: another SW.

That mid-term breakdown I joked about up there? I think I've hit it.

48AngelaB86
apr 20, 2012, 11:39am

35/84: another SW.

49AngelaB86
apr 21, 2012, 7:22am

36/84: another SW.

50AngelaB86
apr 21, 2012, 3:23pm

37/84: another SW. I've completed the Legacy of the Force series. I think I'll go cry now...

51AngelaB86
sep 4, 2012, 1:58pm

38/84: another SW. Definitely more of a light story than they've been publishing lately, but I enjoyed it.

52AngelaB86
nov 18, 2012, 4:24pm

40/84: Added my first mystery selection, and one to my misc fiction list. It looks weird to see Jane Eyre at the end of that list of zombie stories.

53AngelaB86
dec 26, 2012, 10:30pm

41/84: Added another Shakespeare book!

54AngelaB86
dec 27, 2012, 6:39pm

42/84: Added another Geek Girls Book Club read, Redshirts.