BoekenTrol71's Challenge(s)

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BoekenTrol71's Challenge(s)

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1BoekenTrol71
dec 24, 2013, 2:05pm

Early this year I set off with several challenges: read at least 100 books, 30,000 pages, 40 off MBTR, complete the Alphabet challenge for author's last names.
Then there was a change of home site for my book reviews and new listings and I got ill.
Apart from the 100 books and the amount of pages I let everything go, but with the new year only a few days away, I'm ready to start challenging myself again :-)

2.Monkey.
dec 24, 2013, 2:31pm

You know there's the ROOT 2014 group (and the Books of the Shelf group) for this purpose, right? Not saying you can't do your own thing, but ROOT is pretty popular already...

3soffitta1
dec 24, 2013, 2:53pm

This sounds good to me, especially in terms of bookcrossing books!

4SqueakyChu
Redigerat: dec 24, 2013, 3:51pm

I've been in the ROOTS challenge for two years. In 2012, I met the challenge. This year (2013), I'm sadly way behind.

Yes, there is the ROOTS challenge and the Books on the Shelf group as well, but I think there would something quite fun if we could do our own challenge here on LibraryThing just for Bookcrossers. I'd be willing to join.

Let me know where you want to do this, BoekenTrol71.

5BoekenTrol71
dec 27, 2013, 8:04am

I will do that, SquaekyChu, will adjust the text accordingly.

Just to be sure: do you want the group to be for BookCrossers ticking of TBR BC-books, or should it be a group for BookCrossers just reducing a general MTBR?

6SqueakyChu
dec 27, 2013, 8:24am

You should set up the challenge any way *you* want to since it's your idea. However, you may want to make it just a bit different from the other TBR challenges to pull BookCrossers into it and not just duplicate another challenge already here on LibraryThing for 2014.

One idea might be TBR books registered by other BookCrossers than yourself. This would work for me since I register all of my books on BookCrossing prior to reading them. This would narrow down my choices of what to read, yet it would nicely overlap with other 2014 TBR challenges here on LibraryThing.

7BoekenTrol71
dec 27, 2013, 8:34am

That's a great idea :-)
I do the same thing, as a result of which my MTBR is huge. And, I really want some books that I've been given to move next year.

As far as 'my idea' is concerned: I Always welcome ideas, suggestions and the like, for sometimes I just don't see them myself.

Just one technical question: how would I get my registered BC by other members as a selection out here? I list my books as 'from BC', without any further tag to them as to whether the books is my own or not.
I think I just answered my own question! LOL I still have to work through my entire list, since uploading didn't work out flawlessly earlier this year. I've already done a lot, but need to do quite a bit of work. In one go I could add another 'From' text, to be able to get a better result when using it as a filter.

8SqueakyChu
Redigerat: dec 27, 2013, 9:03am

This is really easy to do. Trust me!

1. Pick one of your books.
2. Click on "edit your page".
3. Scroll down to the bottom.
4. Over "member name", there is a box for the BCID (BookCrossing ID number). If you don't see that box, expose it by clicking on "show extra fields".
5. Enter the book's BCID into that box.
6. Click "save" (on the very bottom).

Now you have created a permanent and direct link from your book on LibraryThing to the same book registered at BookCrossing!

Going forward, all of the BookCrossing information for that book is a click away.

To pull up that BookCrossing link in the future:
1. Pull up one of your books.
2. Click on "book details" (left hand column).
3. Scroll to the bottom.
4. There you will find (about 7 lines from the bottom), your permanent BookCrossing link. Use that to get immediate information from your book's BookCrossing journal.

This may seem complicated, but it's really not. You just need to learn this one time how to get that BookCrossing link set up between LibraryThing and BookCrossing. Once you have that figured out, you'll always do this as you data enter any new book.

Alternatively, you could use tags for this if you want. However, this information then will always be one click away, and you'll probably remember a lots of the books that were given to you by other BookCrossers.

All this having being said, tags are an easy solution, though! :D

9iwillrejoice
dec 29, 2013, 5:28am

Thanks for the invitation. I don't actually want the stress of a challenge. Most of my reading right now is driven by the various rings & VBBs I host &/or belong to. But I do think it would be interesting to see, at the end of the year, how many ABC (Already Been Crossed) books I've read.

So, if nobody minds, maybe I'll get me one of those tickers & see how I do. :-)

10BoekenTrol71
dec 29, 2013, 5:51am

I do not mind at all that you join in with this idea :-)

Interesting to see at the end of the year, how many ABC-books you've read. If you make a seperate post with your name and idea / goal in the subject, then you can add your ticker and hopefully have a lot of fun reading many (ABC-) books.

11mathgirl40
dec 30, 2013, 7:24am

Thanks for setting up this group, BoekenTrol71. It's just what I need!

12BoekenTrol71
dec 31, 2013, 10:59am

>11 mathgirl40: You're welcome. Hope you're having fun reading for this challenge :-)

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