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SIY (Set It Yourself) Reading Challenge second edition
(October-December, 2007)

Participant Goal(s) Progress
mrsgaskell • 3 books in French (Stupeur et Tremblements; Bonjour Tristesse; Le Petit Prince)
• 3 classics (The Mysteries of Udolpho; The Warden; The Mystery of Edwin Drood)
• 3 book club books (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; Churchill’s Secret Agent; Obasan)
• 3 other books (The Screwtape Letters; Meditations; Poems of Emily Dickinson)
Finished: The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens; Churchill’s Secret Agent by Josephine Butler; Stupeur et tremblements by Amelie Nothomb; The Warden by Anthony Trollope; Poems of Emily Dickinson; The Screwtape Letters; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; Le Petit Prince; Obasan; Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan; Meditations by Marcus Aurelius; The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
Total: Classics: 3 of 3; Bookclub: 3 of 3; French: 3 of 3; Other: 3 of 3
(reported December 16th)
Nu-Knees 100+ Classic pages per week (target for December 30th: p. 594 of Armadale by Wilkie Collins) Finished: The Golden Bowl by Henry James; Shirley by Charlotte Brontë; Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope; The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens; A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; Armadale by Wilkie Collins
Total: October: 4 of 4; November: 4 of 4; December: 5 of 5
(reported December 31st)
bluecat07 24 books in 12 weeks
• 10 of them must be TBRs registered by me
• 10 must be books from other Bookcrossers
• 4 Other
Finished: The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff; Der blaue Himmel by Galsan Tschinag; The Best Gift by Irene Hannon; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; Dienstags bei Morrie; First Term at Malory Tower #1; Second Term at Malory Tower by Enid Blyton; Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
Total: Own TBRs: 4 of 10; BookCrossers: 2 of 10; Other: 2 of 4
(reported December 30th)
Gnoe 3 remaining books on the shortlist for the Best Dutch Book (Het huis van de moskee; Max Havelaar; Publieke werken) Finished: Het huis van de moskee by Kader Abdolah; Publieke werken by Thomas Rosenboom; Max Havelaar by Multatuli
Total: 3 of 3 (reported December 4th)
dryad23 12 books, 6 of which are on 1001 List (The Robber Bride*; Beyond Black; Cryptonomicon*; American Gods; Neuromancer*; Hood; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy*; Coraline; The War of the Worlds*; Sunshine; The Three Musketeers*; The Scar) Finished: American Gods by Neil Gaiman; The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas; Coraline by Neil Gaiman; Sunshine by Robin McKinley ; Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel; Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead; The Robber Bride by Margret Atwood; Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson; The Scar by China Mieville; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams; Neuromancer by William Gibson; ; The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Total: Other: 6 of 6; 1001: 6 of 6
(reported December 30th)
istop4books 3 months- 13 weeks- 13 books
• 2 books for bookclub (Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugidines; Chasing the Devil's Tail by David Fulmer)
• 1 Shakespeare Readalong
• 1 book in Spanish (Allende or Neruda)
• 4 books from other BookCrossers
• 4 books from my TBR
• 1 longer classic
Finished: Jesus for the Non-Religious by John Shelby Spong; Alentejo Blue by Monica Ali; Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugidines; On Chesil Beach; The Shadow of the Wind; Atonement by Ian McEwan; Chasing the Devil's Tail; Sarah's Quilt; Love Walked In; Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap; Sense and Sensibility; Afrodita by Isabel Allende; Touch the Top of the World; Twelfth Night
Total: TBRs: 4 of 4; Bookclub: 2 of 2; BookCrossers: 4 of 4; Shakespeare: 1 of 1; Spanish: 1 of 1
(reported December 31st)
likestoreadinFL 15 books
• 4 books I've bought myself that are currently sitting around my house
• 2 books my husband has bought me in the past year
• 6 books from other bookcrossers
• 3 books I should read for work that do not *necessarily* fall into any of the above mentioned categories
Finished: The Omnivore's Dilemma; Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer; The Queen's Fool by Phillipa Gregory; Maus I by Art Spiegelman; 1984; Mama Lola; Under the Black Flag; A Very Short Introduction to Buddhism; Three Cups of Tea; The Poisonwood Bible; Alicia Keys: Tears for Water; Jewel; The Only Bush I Trust is My Own; What are Hyenas Laughing at, Anyway?; Writing for Social Studies
Total: Books bought myself: 4 of 4; Books from husband: 2 of 2; BookCrossers: 6 of 6; For work: 3 of 3
(reported December 31st)
Ibis3 a total of 50 chapters of Aristotle Finished: On the Heavens; On Generation and Corruption
Total: Chapters: 50 of 50
Current Books: Meteorology Book 2 (reported December 18th)
Ladybug768 • Read one classic from my book shelf in October, November, and December.
• Read Wind in the Willows before the end of the year
Finished: East of Eden by John Steinbeck; Wind in the Willows; Northanger Abbey; A Christmas Carol
(reported December 31st)
ireland424 6 books, 3 of which BookCrossers' or borrowed books (The Saving Graces; Sweetwater Creek; tbd) Finished: The Saving Graces; Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons; A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Total: Bookcrossers or borrowed: 3 of 3;
Current Books: Complications by Atul Gawande; The Accidental Mother (reported October 12th)
Aramena 13 books in 13 weeks from TBR + any bookrings that come along Finished: Drums of Autumn; The Fiery Cross, Smart Women by Judy Blume, The Playboy, The Heartbreaker, Tidings of Great Joy,High Tide; The Christmas Box Collection; Peyton Place; Jonathan Livingston Seagull; They Wear What Under Their Kilts; Blue Moon; Shopaholic Ties the Knot; The Good Earth
Total: 13 of 13
Current Book: (reported December 21st)
ExemploDucemus 12 books in 12 weeks (The Italian Secretary - Caleb Carr; Flyboys - James Bradley; The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys who Flew B-24's Over Germany 1944-45 - Stephen Ambrose; Cold Shoulder- Lynda La Plante; Seizure- Robin Cook; Takedown: The 3rd Infantry Divisions 21 day assault on Baghdad- Jim Lacey; The 6th Target - James Patterson; Warlord: No better friend, no worse enemy - Ilario Pantano; The Carter Street Hangman - Anne Perry; Joust - Mercedes Lackey; Memory in Death - J.D Robb; When True Night Falls - C.S. Friedman)
MollyGrue Synthetic Men of Mars, Llana of Gathol, John Carter of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs; Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman; The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman Finished: Synthetic Men of Mars, Llana of Gathol, John Carter of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs;
Total: 3 of 5
Current Book: Anansi Boys (reported October 31st)
amoenus • Read one book from The Western Canon each month
• Read one book from NYT list or bookmarks mag. each month
Finished: Perfume; Meditations; The Book Thief; Gilgamesh; Beowulf
Total: October NYT/bookmarks: 1 of 1; Western Canon: 1 of 1; November NYT/bookmarks: 1 of 1; Western Canon: 1 of 1; December NYT/bookmarks: 1 of 1; Western Canon: 1 of 1
Current Book: The Historian (reported December 24th)
catsalive 50 books in 13 weeks: 30 TBRs from other BookCrossers; 20 own TBRs • in October: own (The Journal of Mortifying Moments- Robyn Harding; A Cat By Any Other Name- Lydia Adamson; The Big Picture- Bernard Salt; The Calling- Jane Goodall BCers': (Flushed with Pride- Wallace Reyburn; Romantic Lady- Sylvia Thorpe; A Nose for Murder- Lee Charles Kelley; Darcy's Story- Janet Aylmer; The Starter Marriage- Kate Harrison Total: Own: 26 of 26; Other BookCrossers: 39 of 39 (reported December 17th)
jumpingin 12 books from TBR:
• 4 from other BookCrossers
• 4 to release
• 4 not to necessarily release
Only one book 'in' for every 3 'out'
Finished: About Alice; Blue Shoes and Happiness; 700 Sundays; 'Tis; The Abandoned; The Austere Academy; Night
Total: Other BookCrossers: 4 of 4; Not to release: 4 of 4; To be Released: 4 of 4;
Books in: 4 /Books out: 10
(reported December 30th)