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SIY (Set It Yourself) Reading Challenge Twenty-second edition (October-December, 2012)

Participant Goal(s) Progress

Nu-Knees
6 books
• 3 classics – 1 per month (The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope; Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens; Phoebe Junior by Margaret Oliphant)
• 3 non-fiction books – 1 per month (The Floating Brothel by Sian Rees; Isabella by Alison Weir; The Vikings by Else Roesdahl)
Finished: The Floating Brothel by Sian Rees; The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope; Isabella by Alison Weir; Phoebe Junior by Margaret Oliphant; The Vikings by Else Roesdahl
Total: Non-fiction: 3 of 3; Classics: 2 of 3
Current Book: (reported December 10th)

minesayn

14 books
• 1 Bookring book (Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie)
• 4 books from other BCers (Mimosa Grove by Dinah McCall; A Bridge for Passing by Pearl S. Buck; The Honk & Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts; Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen)
• 1 1001 book (Willard and his Bowling Trophies by Richard Bratigan)
• 3 Library Book Group books (Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand; The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin; Home for Christmas by Andrew Greeley)
• 5 Others

Finished: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand; Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie; Willard and his Bowling Trophies by Richard Brautigan; Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue; Mimosa Grove by Dinah McCall; The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin; The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling; Baroque and Desperate by Tamar Myers; Family by Karen Kingsbury; Home for Christmas by Andrew Greeley; Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Total: Library: 3 of 3; Book Rings: 1 of 1; 1001: 1 of 1; Others: 4 of 5; BCers: 1 of 4
Current Books: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy; Bared to You by Sylvia Day; Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen; A Bridge for Passing by Pearl S. Buck (reported December 21st)

Rhonder

14 magazines
12 books (J is for Judgment by Sue Grafton; Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson; Promise, Texas by Debbie Macomber; English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs; I'll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark; TBA)

Finished: While Innocents Slept by Adrian Havill; The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks; Barrel Horse News ( July 2012; August 2012; September 2012; October 2012; November 2012); J is for Judgment by Sue Grafton; Promise, Texas by Debbie Macomber; I'll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark Return to Promise by Debbie Macomber; Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson; Mail-Order Bride by Debbie Macomber; English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs; The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs; The Secret by Rhonda Byrne; In A Class By Itself by Sandra Brown; Rodeo Connection (November 2012); America's Horse (November 2009; December 2009; August 2010; September 2010; October 2010; November 2010; December 2010; January 2011)
Total: Books: 12 of 12; Magazines: 14 of 14
Current Book:(reported December 26th)

Fifna

10 books or 3000pp

Finished: Stasiland by Anna Funder; De intrede van Christus in Brussel by Dimitri Verhulst; The Valkyrie Song by Craig Russell; Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris; De ogenverzamelaar by Sebastian Fitzek; Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia by Chris Stewart; The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling; My Favourite Place by Scottish Book Trust
Total: Books: 8 of 10; Pages: 2257 of 3000
Current Book: (reported December 31st)

bluenoser
25 books
Finished: A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore; Blood on the Line by Edward Marston; Magic University by Chantal Boudreau; The Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell; Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson; Now and Then by William Corlett; Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke; The Hours of the Night by Sue Gee; Sur le bord de la rivière Piedra je me suis assise et j'ai pleuré by Paulo Coelho; Days Without Number by Robert Goddard; The New Woman's Hour Book of Short Stories by Di Speirs, ed.; Mystery in the Minster by Susanna Gregory; A Good Year by Peter Mayle
The Light of Day by Graham Swift; Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson; Heresy by S. J. Parrish; A Harvest of Sunflowers by Ruth Silvestre; The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter; Casualties of War by Chantal Boudreau; The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny; A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas; The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker by Michael Jecks
Total: 22 of 25
Current Books: (reported January 1st)

Diane-Fraser

12 books
• 6 BookCrossed books
• 4 TBRs
• 2 books from World Book Night

Finished: Angels & Demons by Dan Brown; Tug of War by Catherine Forde; The Road by Cormac McCarthy; The Drowning People by Richard Mason; Breaking Faith by Jo Bannister; Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro; I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere by Anna Gavalda; I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron; Hot Blooded by Lisa Jackson; Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
Total: TBRs: 2 of 4; BC: 6 of 6; WBN: 2 of 2
Current Book: Hard Way by Lee Child (reported December 30th)

Katethegreyt
27 books
Finished: Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat; Skeleton Key, The Graphic Novel by Anthony Horowitz and Antony Johnston; The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker; Divergence by Veronica Roth; The Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling; The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers; More Opposites by Richard Wilbur; Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis; Loving Frank by Nancy Horan; Black Orchid The Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean; And One More Thing - I Brake For Squirrels and Other Thoughts I have No Doubt About by Kay Thomas; The Intercept by Dick Wolf; The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick; The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich; Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Total: 15 of 27
Current Books: Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle...and Other Modern Verse compiled by Dunning, Lueders, and Smith (reported December 31st)

maggiebramley

9 books
3 TBRs
• 6 Others

Finished: A Small Person Far Away by Judith Kerr; The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall
Total: Others: 1 of 6; TBRs: 1 of 15
Current Books: Carte Blanche by Jeffrey Deaver (reported October 1st)

NancyNova

5 books
• 2 Books for the Country-hopping Challenge
• 3 Others

Finished: I Am a Pencil by Sam Swope; Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult; Columbine by Dave Cullen; A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche; Lime Tree Can't Bear Orange by Amanda Smyth
Total: Others: 3 of 3; Country Hopping: 2 of 2
(reported December 21st)

gypsysmom

20 books:
• 5 books from BCers
• 3 Gifts from 2011
• 2 Thomas Hardy books
• 3 books received through Library Thing
• 2 Bookclub books
• 4 Library holds
• 1 1001 book

Finished: Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle; The Speckled People by Hugo Hamilton; A Mind of Winter by Shira Nayman; 419 by Will Ferguson; Ru by Kim Thuy; A Laodicean by Thomas Hardy; Lake on the Mountain by Jeffrey Round; Inukshuk by Gregory Spatz; Adaptation by Malinda Lo; Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt; The Factory Voice by Jeanette Lynes; Bleak House by Charles Dickens; A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe; In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner; The Gathering of Zion by Wallace Stegner; Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay; An Advancement of Learning by Reginald Hill; Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy Christened with Crosses by Eduard Kochergin; Absolute Honor by C. C. Humphreys
Total: BCers': 4 of 5; Gifts: 3 of 3; Library Thing: 3 of 3; Library: 4 of 4; Bookclub: 2 of 2; Hardy: 2 of 2; 1001: 1 of 1
(reported December 24th)

neige49

9 books
• 3 TBRs
• 1 Mystery
• 1 Non-fiction
• 4 Others

Finished: The Wilder Shores of Love by Lesley Blanch; The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin; Eager's Nephew by Helen Fox; A Brother's Price by Wen Spencer; The Ice Museum by Joanna Kavenna; The Tavernier Stones by Stephen Parrish; The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey; The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson; The Scottish Thistle by Cindy Vallor
Total: TBRs: 3 of 3; Mysteries: 1 of 1; Other: 4 of 4; Non-fiction: 1 of 1
(reported December 17th)

NICNIC2
7 TBRs
6 Fiction
• 1 Non-Fiction
Finished: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch; The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
Total: Fiction: 2 of 6
Current Books: Cover Her Face by P.D. James (reported November 10th)

Megi53

43 TBRs
• 31 Kindle books
• 12 printed books

Finished: A Box of Rocks by Randal Koster; Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Total: Kindle: 1 of 31; Printed: 1 of 12
Current Book: (reported December 17th)

lane1088

27 books
• 22 TBRs
• 3 books in 1 Series (Kate Shugak by Dana Stabenow)
• 2 Bookclub books
16 magazines

Finished: The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid; Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear; Science (July 6 2012; July 13 2012; July 20 2012; August 3 2012; August 10 2012; August 17 2012; August 24 2012; September 7 2012; September 14 2012; September 21 2012; September 28 2012; October 5 2012); Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid; Breakup by Dana Stabenow; Entertainment Weekly (July 20th 2012; August 3rd 2012; August 10th 2012; August 17th/24th 2012; August 31st 2012; September 7th 2012; September 14th 2012; September 28th 2012; October 5th 2012; October 12th 2012); Killing Grounds by Dana Stabenow; The Game by Laurie King; Splinter of the Mind's Eye by Alan Dean Foster; Prayers for Rain by Dennis Lehane; 212 by Alafair Burke; The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory; Hunter's Moon by Dana Stabenow; The Proteus Operation by James P. Hogan; Sepulchre by Kate Mosse; A Moment on the Edge by Elizabeth George; Permutation City by Greg Egan; A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller; The Ultimate Harry Potter & Philosophy by Gregory Bassham; Titan by John Varley; First Meetings by Orson Scott Card; The Tolkien Reader by J.R.R. Tolkien; The Gripping Hand by Larry Niven & Purnelle; Tales from Earthsea by Ursala LeGuin; Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander; Death at Blenheim Palace by Robin Paige; Schild's Ladder by Greg Egan; Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton; The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Total: TBRs: 22 of 22; Bookclubs: 2 of 2; Magazines: 23 of 16; Series: 3 of 3
(reported December 30th)

dark-draco

30 books (Tales of Old Horsemen by Jennifer Davies; Discover Dreams by Nerys Dee; The Mystery of Tarot by Liz Dean; Spiritwalk by Charles De Lint; Give Your Horse a Chance by AL D’Endrody; The Science of Jurassic Park by Rob Desalle; A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick; Ubik by Philip K Dick; Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens; The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens; The Real Story by Stephen Donaldson; A Dark and Hungry God Arises by Stephen Donaldson; This Day All Gods Die by Stephen Donaldson; Chaos and Order by Stephen Donaldson; The Forbidden Knowledge by Stephen Donaldson; A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle; The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle; Fortress of Glass by David Drake; The Mirror of Worlds by David Drake; The Gods Return by David Drake; The Race for the Triple Crown by Joe Drape; Lost Chronicles of the Maya King by David Drew; Spearhead by Peter Driscoll; Ingo by Helen Dunmore; Tide Knot by Helen Dunmore; Crossing of Ingo by Helen Dunmore; The Deep by Helen Dunmore; The Captain’s Honour by David Dvorkin; Teach your Horse to Jump by WJW Froud)

Finished: Fortress of Glass by David Drake; Teach Your Horse to Jump by WJW Froud; The Mirror of Worlds by David Drake; Discover Dreams by Nerys Dee; The Gods Return by David Drake; The Real Story by Stephen Donaldson; Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens; Ubik by Philip K Dick; The Forbidden Knowledge by Stephen Donaldson; Tales of Old Horsemen by Jennifer Davies; A Dark and Hungry God Arises by Stephen Donaldson; The Mystery of Tarot by Liz Dean; Chaos and Order by Stephen Donaldson; The Captain’s Honour by David Dvorkin; This Day All Gods Die by Stephen Donaldson; Ingo by Helen Dunmore; The Science of Jurassic Park by Rob Desalle; Tide Knot by Helen Dunmore; Spearhead by Peter Driscoll; Crossing of Ingo by Helen Dunmore; The Deep by Helen Dunmore; A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick; Spiritwalk by Charles De Lint; Give Your Horse a Chance by AL D’Endrody; A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Total: 25 of 30
Current Book: The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle (reported December 28th)

eparks4232

24 books
10 books for the Around the World Challenge
• 14 Others

Finished: Faces and Masks by Eduardo Hughes Galeano; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Total: ATW: 1 of 10; Other: 1 of 14
Current Books: (reported October 9th)

BookAmbler

10 books
• 3 Reading Group books
• 4 books from other BCers (The Day the Voices Stopped: A Schizophrenic's Journey from Madness to Hope by Ken Steele and Claire Berman; Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes; The Road Less Travelled by M Scott Peck; The Public Confessions of a Middle-aged Woman (Aged 55 3/4) by Sue Townsend)
• 3 Cycle Touring related books

(reported October 1st)

lamelemon

17 books
• 12 core 1001 Books
• 5 Others

Finished: The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek; The Nose by Nikolai Gogol; The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith; Eric by Terry Pratchett; Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons; Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan; Lord of the Flies by William Golding; Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier; My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult; The Hours by Michael Cunningham; The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Room by Emma Donoghue; Solaris by Stanislaw Lem; The Tartar Steppe by Dino Buzzati; Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson
Total: 1001: 10 of 12; Others: 5 of 5
Current Books: (reported December 26th)

LiniP

5 books (Kristin Lavranstochter by Sigrid Undset; Tod in Venedig by Thomas Mann; Der Seewolf by Jack London; Drei-Groschenbuch by Bertolt Brecht; Der Schüler Gerber by Friedrich Torberg)

Finished: Tod in Venedig by Thomas Mann; Kristin Lavranstochter by Sigrid Undset; Der Schüler Gerber by Friedrich Torberg; Der Seewolf by Jack London; Drei-Groschenbuch by Bertolt Brecht
Total: 5 of 5
(reported December 30th)

Ibis3

10 books

Finished: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat; The Mysterious Mr Quin by Agatha Christie; The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan; Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
Total: 5 of 10
Current Books: Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens @p.383 of 688; Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope @min. 123 of 1129 (reported December 29th)


Elandria
12 books
• 3 Dutch books – 1 per month (De slinger van Foucault by Umberto Eco; De pianoman by J. Bernlef; Geketend door liefde by Kathleen Woodiwiss)
• 3 German books – 1 per month (Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod by Bastian Sick; Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod. Folge 2: Neues aus dem Irrgarten der deutschen Sprache by Bastian Sick; Glück mit Pechvögeln by Doris Jannausch)
• 3 English books – 1 per month (The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan; The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan; The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan)
• 3 Others – 1 per month
Finished: Net Force by Tom Clancy; Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod. Folge 2: Neues aus dem Irrgarten der deutschen Sprache by Bastian Sick; Hinter verzauberten Fenstern by Cornelia Funke; De pianoman by J. Bernlef; The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan; The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan; Glück mit Pechvögeln by Doris Jannausch; Geketend door liefde by Kathleen Woodiwiss; Mr. Mee by Andrew Crumey; The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan; Het mysterie van de hunebedden by Frits Bom
Total: Other: 3 of 3; German: 3 of 3; Dutch: 3 of 3; English: 3 of 3
(reported December 27th)

bookguide
16 1001 books Finished: The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing; The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood; Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne; The Scarlet Letter Nathanial Hawthorne; Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Total: 5 of 16
Current Book: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (reported November 20th)

quietorchid

12 books
• 3 Canadian books
• 3 Non-continental America books
• 3 Banned books
• 3 BC books

Finished: The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson; Triumph and Tragedy by Jim Curran; A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah; An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison; The Giver by Lois Lowry; Dying for Chocolate by Dianne Mott Davidson; Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6) by Jeff Kinney; The Dead Don't Get Out Much by Mary Jane Maffini; Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones by Greg Campbell; Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity by Kerry Cohen
Total: Banned: 3 of 3; Non-American: 3 of 3; BC: 3 of 3; Canadian: 1 of 3
Current Book: Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome; The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri (reported December 23rd)


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