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okt 1, 2012, 10:32am

I know this thread is a bit late, since many of you have already finished your challenges. But when you finish, drop a line here so we can all congratulate you!

okt 9, 2012, 9:45pm

I did a full challenge and finished yesterday. The jury is out on whether to continue with next years but I might take some expert advice (thanks!) and go for a broad (really broad categories) challenge with limited scope (namely TBR stuff only).

okt 9, 2012, 10:32pm

>2 Yells: Congratulations! I hope you decide to stick around. I've found that broad categories work well for me. They give me enough flexibility that I don't begin to feel like I'm reading things I have to read rather than things I want to read.

I finished a few weeks ago and I'm enjoying some "free reading" time before starting the 2013 challenge.

okt 10, 2012, 1:53am

>2 Yells: & 3

Congratulations on meeting your goals! It's great that we're getting some people in the finished category.

okt 10, 2012, 6:32am

Congrats from me too!

okt 10, 2012, 10:29am

I went with broad categories and vague numbers so that I wouldn't have any guilt about not meeting the challenge. That way I could just read what comes along.

okt 20, 2012, 5:23pm

Yea! I have technically finished my challenge - minimum of five books in each category. I've actually read more than that, but finally read the last book in the classics category so can consider myself done. I'll continue to keep updating though as I want to see how many I read this year.

okt 20, 2012, 5:31pm

Congratulations Little Taiko

okt 20, 2012, 5:40pm

Congratulations on finishing! I'm glad you'll still be adding to your thread through the rest of the year.

Redigerat: okt 20, 2012, 8:36pm

Congratulations!! Glad to hear you're sticking around and hope you're all coming back for next year's challenge!!

okt 20, 2012, 8:17pm


Redigerat: okt 21, 2012, 4:43pm

Good for you! It will be fun to see what your final count is.

okt 21, 2012, 7:34pm

Good for you!

okt 22, 2012, 7:36am

ditto on the congrats

okt 22, 2012, 1:00pm

Congrats to bucketyell, cbl_tn, and LittleTaiko! I am super impressed by everyone who has finished their challenge!

okt 22, 2012, 1:48pm

Congratulations to all of you on your early complettions! I, too, am impressed!

okt 22, 2012, 9:34pm

Congratulations everyone! Hope to see you next year!

okt 26, 2012, 7:37am

Congratulations to everyone! It has been great fun again this year. I finished my challenge on Tuesday and am now waiting for the 2013 Challenge to begin.

okt 26, 2012, 7:55am

>18 soffitta1: Congratulations on finishing your challenge!

okt 26, 2012, 10:06am

>18 soffitta1: Congratulations!

okt 26, 2012, 11:44am

Yay! But why wait? Some have already started.

okt 26, 2012, 12:40pm

Congrats, soffitta1!

okt 26, 2012, 12:49pm

Thanks! I'm restraining myself! Mainly because that way I can check out my books in the UK, easier for categories than if I start now with the random selection I have in Spain.

okt 26, 2012, 1:55pm

Congrats from me too! For the rest of the year, I'd suggest concentrating on books that won't fit into your 2013 challenge. :)

okt 26, 2012, 2:22pm

A couple of months to read on impulse can be a good thing.

Congrats on the finish.

okt 26, 2012, 5:43pm

Congratulations everyone that finished!

okt 27, 2012, 10:57am

Yes congrats to all :)

okt 27, 2012, 2:56pm

Congrats to everyone that is finished!

okt 27, 2012, 6:24pm

Just stopped by to add my congratulations to all who have completed their challenge.

okt 27, 2012, 7:12pm

Congrats from me too!

okt 28, 2012, 2:31pm

Congratulations to all of you! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have planned for 2013.

nov 15, 2012, 8:26am

I'm done! All 170 of them... (I had added 26 to my total because I had read 26 before 2012 actually started and then decided that I really would like to mark Jan to Dec reads) It's getting into a busy time, plus we are having roof damage repaired and wet ceiling damage repaired (thanks, Sandy) so it is kind of hit and miss right now with reading.

For certain, I will reread The Shepherd by Frederick Forsyth as it is my "Christmas" read and I am sure I will get a few more in... probably post them on the same thread as I see the "counter" will record 'overs', or at least I think it will.

nov 15, 2012, 10:26am

Congrats on the challenge! Not so congrats on the storm damage - hopefully that gets sorted out soon so you can have a dry Christmas.

nov 15, 2012, 10:31am

Good going on the challenge.

A couple of months ago we were having the top of our sunroom replaced because of water damage so I know that's not a fun project. Hope the repairs go well without any hitches.

nov 15, 2012, 11:44am


nov 15, 2012, 12:31pm

Congratulations on finishing! 170 is a great total!! And, of course, good luck on getting all the damage fixed as soon and as easily as possible!

nov 15, 2012, 12:42pm

Thanks everyone. Hey, the water damage is an inconvenience. When you compare to what people on the coast are going through - tis not a problem.

nov 15, 2012, 1:19pm

Congratulations, mysterymax! 170 books is an impressive total!

nov 15, 2012, 3:19pm

Congratuations on completing your Challenge, MysteryMax.

nov 15, 2012, 6:09pm

Hurray for MysteryMax and everyone else that finished!

nov 15, 2012, 10:39pm

170 books! Congratulations!

nov 16, 2012, 5:53am

I just saw this thread and am adding my "high fives" to all who've finished. When I thought I was going to retire this year, I set my goal at the full 144. But then I didn't, so I won't make it. But my mini goal each year is to read more than the year before and I've at least done that.

nov 16, 2012, 6:48am

Congratulations mysterymax!

nov 16, 2012, 8:26am

I finished by 12 in 12 - 20-12 = 112! (114 actually)

I allowed myself 32 overlaps but only used 30. Now with the remainder of the year I'm going to to try replace 10 overlaps so that I only use 20 (for the century). Then on to 2013!

nov 16, 2012, 12:08pm

Good feeling to finish, isn't it! Way to go!

nov 16, 2012, 12:48pm

Congratulations, Cheli!

nov 16, 2012, 1:27pm

Congrats Betty for succeeding in raising your bar & congrats Chèli for completing!!

nov 16, 2012, 3:30pm


nov 17, 2012, 9:28am

Congratulations! Enjoy the rest of the year's reading!

nov 19, 2012, 11:25am


nov 19, 2012, 11:43am

Detta konto har stängts av för spammande.
Detta meddelande har blivit flaggat av flera användare och visas inte längre (visa)

nov 21, 2012, 12:12pm

I finished off my challenge this morning, but I won't have a final book count yet and there is still another month to go. Up to date I have read the 144 of the challenge, plus 51 from my Bakers Dozen, and 48 books from work, I will keep recording school books until the end of the year (but that's just for my own curiosity). Next year will be a much bigger challenge...but I will try not to think about that for another three weeks (my tentative start date of December 13th). Congratualtions to everyone else for completing their challenges, I am going to take the time now to have a look at what you have been reading, my thread is here:-


nov 21, 2012, 1:02pm

That's impressive! Congrats

nov 21, 2012, 9:20pm


nov 22, 2012, 1:35am

Congratulations, kpolhuis, on completing your challenge.

nov 22, 2012, 5:31am


nov 23, 2012, 9:36pm

That is a very impressive total - congrats on completing!!

nov 24, 2012, 3:23pm

I have just finished my 2012 Challenge this morning and luckily I was able to finish with a five start read. I am looking forward to a free month of reading, but also already anticipating starting the 2013 Challenge in January.

nov 24, 2012, 11:14pm

Congratulations Cheli, kpolhuis and Judy... and everyone else I may have missed!

nov 25, 2012, 8:07am

Great job all of you! I won't succeed this year (having set my goal too high), but am living vicariously thru all you who have. AAAH! There's always next year.

nov 26, 2012, 2:23pm

Congrats Judy!! 2013 is coming up fast, so enjoy your "free" reading until then! :)

nov 29, 2012, 10:20am

I completed my challenge! And I'm already planning obsessively the 2013 category challenge.

Congrats to everyone else!

nov 29, 2012, 11:19am

Good going, Pauline!

nov 29, 2012, 12:18pm

Excellent! Congrats paruline!!

nov 29, 2012, 4:09pm


nov 30, 2012, 7:44am

It feels like we are all race horses, doing that nervous bit of prancing before going into the starting gate! We're all starting to come in and to be ready to take off again. Well done, everyone! This was my first challenge and I had a great time.

dec 1, 2012, 7:35pm

Congratulations to everyone! I am finished with my challenge as well--enjoying a month for free reading!

dec 1, 2012, 9:36pm

Congrats Banjo123!

dec 2, 2012, 2:42pm

Well done!

dec 8, 2012, 7:17pm

I've completed my 12 in 12 challenge and am ready to start the 13 challenge on December 13! Well done everyone!

dec 9, 2012, 1:25am


dec 9, 2012, 10:46am

That's great! Congratulations!

dec 9, 2012, 5:34pm

Congratulations to everyone that's completed.
I've also finished my challenge and will start the 2013 on Jan 01.

Redigerat: dec 10, 2012, 3:47pm

I am All Done and will be starting the 13-13 Challenge on Dec. 13. and going till 1-14-2014. Going to take these next couple of days to get organized.

dec 10, 2012, 6:39pm


dec 10, 2012, 11:07pm

Congratulations to majkia and LA12Hernandez! Looking forward to seeing you in the 2013 challenge!

dec 11, 2012, 11:53am

Congrats to all the finishers!!

I hope to complete mine today or tomorrow and then start the 2013 challenge on 12/13.

dec 11, 2012, 5:15pm

Congratulations to majkia and Lynda -- and anyone else I may have missed! (I'm behind on threads again, not sure when I'll catch up a bit...)

dec 12, 2012, 8:40pm

Just finished my 12 in 12 challenge, one year to the day of when I started it!!

dec 12, 2012, 9:06pm

great going Linda!

dec 12, 2012, 9:45pm

An exact fit!


dec 13, 2012, 7:25am

I'm done! I ended my challenge with Fateless by Imre Kertesz.

dec 13, 2012, 7:27am

yay, Laura!

dec 13, 2012, 2:50pm

Congratulations to all who have completed their challenges. As many are starting their 2013 challenge now and moving over to the new site, this place is slowly getting quieter and quieter ....

dec 13, 2012, 4:18pm

I won't finish this year, so I'll be around till the end of the year. But congrats to all that have!

dec 13, 2012, 6:07pm

Congrats to lindapanzo and laura_88!!

dec 14, 2012, 7:39pm

Stopping by to add my congratulations to the 7 new finishers since my last visit to this thread!

Congratulations paruline, banjo123, majkia, avatiakh, LA12Hernandex, lindapanzo and laura_88!

If I have missed anyone, congrats on completing your challenges!

dec 14, 2012, 7:47pm

Thank You.

dec 15, 2012, 6:26am

Thanks. :)

dec 16, 2012, 2:06pm

I'm closing up shop here and reopening over in 2013. I had a wonderful year full of great books. As always, in these challenges, I learn so much from everyone. Thanks to everyone for sharing their thoughts.

dec 18, 2012, 11:17pm

Finished. 12/18/12. Now on the next year...

dec 19, 2012, 7:09am

will see everyone on the 13 thread!

dec 19, 2012, 8:11am


Redigerat: dec 21, 2012, 7:31am

2012 was my first attempt at this challenge, which was really a 6 in 12 challenge, and while I read more than 72 books, they were not all in the categories I chose. (If you are curious, my challenge is here: So basically I failed. However, I will try again next year, learning from the lessons of 2012.

dec 21, 2012, 10:21am

>94 paeonia: - The first year is always the most interesting one for trying to fit things into categories. And everyone approaches it slightly differently. This is my 3rd year doing it; I didn't really do groups much in 08; I only followed some people in 09 and then finally did it in 10. And I've switched it around - one year I used the title of the book to fit into the category (I think I like this one the most) I'm probably going to go back to that next year (2014). anyway - congratulations!

PS. I'm failing miserably this year - I foolishly set my goal for the whole 144 thinking I was going to quit work and have more time to read. But that never happened.

Redigerat: dec 31, 2012, 8:49am

I was trying to do 12 categories each (10 - 12) books in Fiction, Nonfiction, and books in German. Currently the fiction is done (12 x 12 except for two categories. one I can't get hold of another in the category, the other the 12th is on order, and might make it in time to be read this year.) German is as done as it is going to get done (10 x 10.) and nonfiction is in a race for the end of the year (12 x 10). Current nonfiction book and two more. Should work I think. Next year I'll do 10 x 10 in each but also an overflow challenge for things I read twice as many books in, or ones I that go over two or three of my basic groupings.

I don't actually set my categories at the start. By now I know many of them, but I like watching what categories 'happen'. This year I have read a lot about language learning and early education in order to better understand the children I volunteer with once a week. That ended up full in both English and German.

dec 21, 2012, 11:29am

I finished yesterday! I'm rather excited, because after not reading anything for two months earlier this year, I really thought I wasn't going to finish.

dec 21, 2012, 4:42pm

Congratulations to all the recent finishers.

I've got about two and a half to go so maybe I'll make it but next week has a major project planned that can't wait. Still, I've read more than I actually expected to.

dec 21, 2012, 10:07pm

I second the congrats to all the recent finishers and encouragement for everyone still completing their challenges!

I finished my final book for my 12 in 12 last night. Now for some fun reading over the holidays and then over to the 2013 group for next year's reading fun.

dec 21, 2012, 11:48pm

Congratulations to everyone!

dec 22, 2012, 2:04pm

Congratulations to everyone who has or is about to make their goal! And also, congrats to everyone else as well--even if you didn't make your goal, you hopefully had lots of good reading. And I am totally impressed with how high a bar some people have set for themselves.

dec 23, 2012, 1:26pm

Congratulations to all!

Redigerat: dec 27, 2012, 11:48pm

Congrats to all that have "graduated" since I was last here! I've a few more to go, but since I'm off from work for the rest of the year, I may at least have a chance. :)

ETA: And, I did - finished today with a few days to spare until the new year! :)

dec 28, 2012, 5:36am

96> Officially finished.

dec 28, 2012, 7:15am


dec 28, 2012, 11:48am

Double yay!

dec 29, 2012, 10:40pm

Woohoo! I have completed at least 12 books in each of my 12 categories, so challenge met! That was fun . . . On to 13x10 in 13.

dec 30, 2012, 6:51am

Must admit I haven't been updating my thread but I did finish my 144th book for the challenge this morning. Just need to go find my thread now:)

Hope to set up a 2013 Category Challenge thread today or tomorrow.

dec 30, 2012, 8:04am


dec 30, 2012, 9:50am

Congrats to everyone.

I'm also All Done except for an end of the year update and picking out my best of 2012.

dec 30, 2012, 10:01am

yay for you too!

dec 30, 2012, 12:54pm

Congratulations to all those who have finished. Woohoo!
I finished my last book at 1125 this morning. Practically the last minute as I am working tomorrow and won't get much, if any, reading done n the next couple of days.

dec 30, 2012, 1:00pm

Congratulations to the finishers!! Hope to see you back in the New Year!

dec 30, 2012, 3:44pm

Whew! I finished! Didn't think I was going to make it!

dec 30, 2012, 3:46pm

Congrats to all!

dec 31, 2012, 1:56am

Congratulations everyone!

dec 31, 2012, 8:50am

96> The book I was waiting for arrived today. Too late, I will include it in next year's challenge.

dec 31, 2012, 2:54pm

Here it iiiiiiiiiis! I've been absent from Librarything (health problems really constraining my free time), but I finally managed to make the list, just in time!

dec 31, 2012, 3:05pm

Congratulations everyone!

Redigerat: dec 31, 2012, 5:31pm

I finished mine today as well. This link will take you directly to my summation should you wish to take a peek.

dec 31, 2012, 4:54pm

Congratulations to everyone who has finished!

dec 31, 2012, 4:54pm

Congrats to all the finishers! Way to go!

dec 31, 2012, 5:06pm

Congratulations to all the finishers! I didn't complete my challenge, but I've known I wouldn't for several months. I'm looking forward to the 2013 challenge.

jan 1, 2013, 7:06pm

To everyone who completed their 2012 goals...

And to everyone who didn't quite finish (including me, alas), congratulations on what you did accomplish! Hope to see everyone at the 2013 group!

jan 2, 2013, 6:26pm

jan 5, 2013, 10:04am

i finished 4 days i finished! weeee \o/

jan 5, 2013, 10:49am


jan 6, 2013, 7:11pm

I finished the challenge but I am totally blown away with how people have used categories and all that. I am a pick it up and read kinda girl so no real reason for my reading except that I love to read. Ready to do it again in 2013

jan 7, 2013, 9:13am

many congratulations to everyone - not going to comment on individual threads (as I'm a month behind on reading posts!)