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SIY (Set It Yourself) Reading Challenge Seventh edition<br />
(January-March, 2009)
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Participant Goal(s) Progress
blackteiwaz 10 books
• 4 for the Rescue Those Books Challenge
• 4 for school
• 2 others
Mail 2 reserved books
Read and mail all rings & rays
(reported December 14th)
lane1088

14 books
• 8 TBRs
• 3 Charlotte Sleuths books
• 1 Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club book
• 2 anthologies
• 2 Sci Fi TBRs
16 magazines
2 short stories magazines
write 4 blog posts
4 releases at new locations

Finished: Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris; Altogether Dead by Charlaine Harris; The Survivors Club by Lisa Gardner; Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth by Tamar Myers; From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris; Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman; Science (322, nos. 5900-09; 323, nos. 5910-5914); A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton; The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman; Just Plain Pickled to Death by Tamar Myers; A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read; Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffery Archer; Keepsake Crimes by Laura Childs; Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb; AMWA Journal (23, no.4); The 1972 Annual World's Best SF by Donald Wollheim (ed.); Analog (September 1987; May 1992); Murder at the Kennedy Center by Margaret Truman; Crooked House by Agatha Christie; Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs; Dreamers of the Day by Mary Dorie Russell; Bloom by Wil McCarthy; The Best Science Fiction of the Year #1; Survivors by Jean Lorrah
Total: TBRs: 13 of 8; Charlotte Sleuths: 3 of 3; Sci Fi/Fantasy: 1 of 1; Magazines: 16 of 16; Releases: 4 of 4; Blog Posts: 4 of 4; Anthologies: 2 of 2; Short Story Magazines: 2 of 2; Sci Fi TBRs: 2 of 2
(reported March 29th)
Neige49

• 2 mysteries
• 2 sci-fi/fantasy
• 2 TBRs
• 4 others

Finished: The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart; The Storyteller's Beads by Jane Kurtz; The Quest For the Silver Fleece by W.E.B. DuBois; Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson; Howard's End by E. M. Forster; The Last Convertible by Anton Myrer; A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini; Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson; The Retreat by Aharon Appelfeld
Total: Mysteries: 1 of 2; Others: 4 of 4; SpecFic: 2 of 2; TBR: 2 of 2
Current Book: (reported March 25th)

Nu-Knees • 100+ Classic pages per week
• 3 non-fiction books (1 per month: One Red Paperclip by Kyle Macdonald; The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt)
Finished: One Red Paperclip by Kyle Macdonald; The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope; The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir; Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt; The Red and the Black by Stendhal; The Black Arrow by R. L. Stevenson
Total: January: 4 of 4; February: 4 of 4; March 5 of 5; Non-fiction: 3 of 3
(reported March 26th)
tqd Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Finished: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Total: 1 of 1
(reported March 28th)
MaryZee • 7 books registered by BCers
• 3 registered pre-2004
Finished: His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke; The Red Hat Society by Sue Ellen Cooper; The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Catfantastic by Andre Norton; Moominsummer Madness by Tove Jansson; A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton; Windtalkers; Temple by Matthew Reilly; From the Shadows by Rebecca York
Total: BCers': 6 of 7; pre-2004: 3 of 3
Current Book: (reported April 2nd)
Ibis3

• the 5 books on the Canada Reads list (The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill; The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant by Michel Tremblay; Fruit by Brian Francis; Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards; The Outlander by Gil Adamson)
• the 2008 Governor General's Award winner for fiction in English, The Origin of Species by Nino Ricci
• the 2008 Governor General's Award winner for non-fiction in English, Fifteen Days: Stories Of Bravery, Friendship, Life And Death From Inside The New Canadian Army by Christie Blatchford
• the 2008 Giller winner, Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden

Finished: The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill; The Outlander by Gil Adamson; The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant by Michel Tremblay; Fruit by Brian Francis; Fifteen Days: Stories Of Bravery, Friendship, Life And Death From Inside The New Canadian Army by Christie Blatchford; Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards; Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
Total: Canada Reads: 5 of 5; GGs: 1 of 2; Giller: 1 of 1
Current Book: (reported March 28th)
bluenoser 18 books
• 8 pre-2006 TBRs
• 10 others
Finished: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks; Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott; The Progress of Love by Alice Munro; Lives of Mothers and Daughters by Sheila Munro; By Murder's Bright Light by Paul Doherty; P is for Peril by Sue Grafton; Holy Terrors by D. M. Greenwood; Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett; The Poison That Fascinates by Jennifer Clement; Soft Voices Whispering by Adrienne Dines; The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny; The Bath Detective by Christopher Lee; Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig; The Magician's Death by Paul Doherty; Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen; City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin; Murder in the Kitchen by Fred Halliday; The Village That Died For England by Patrick Wright; Star Gazing by Linda Gillard; An Unholy Alliance by Susanna Gregory
Total: pre-2006 TBRs: 8 of 8; Others: 12 of 10
(reported March 15th)
Miss-Owl 10 1001 Books (Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy; Enduring Love by Ian McEwan; Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton; Dracula by Bram Stoker; What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt; The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Fingersmith by Sarah Waters; The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch; A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess; The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai) Finished:The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai; The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch; Fingersmith by Sarah Waters; The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco; Enduring Love by Ian McEwan; Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton; A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess; What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt
Total: 8 of 10
Current Book: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (reported March 20th)
janey-canuck • 10 books from TBR
• 4 Canada Reads books (The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant by Michel Tremblay; Fruit by Brian Francis; Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards; The Outlander by Gil Adamson)
Finished: Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich; Fruit by Brian Francis; Shoes by Valerie Steele; Middlesex by Jeffery Eudenides; Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling; Horseradish by Lemony Snicket; The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant by Michael Tremblay; The Outlander by Gil Adamson; Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster; Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer; Just Enough Project Management by Curtis R. Cook; Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster
Total: Other: 9 of 10; Canada Reads: 3 of 4
Current Book: Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards (reported April 12th)
Geileis

6 Award-winning TBRs

Finished: Gossip from the Forest by Thomas Keneally; English Passengers by Matthew Kneale; A Month in the Country by J. L.Carr; Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner; Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle; The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin; Amsterdam by Ian McEwan; Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Total: 8 of 6
(reported March 22nd)

perfect-circle • 10 1001 books (Long Dark Teatime of the Soul by Douglas Adams; The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing; The Siege of Krishnapur by Farell; Youth by J.M. Coetzee; Cannery Row by John Steinbeck; Kidnapped by R.L. Stevenson; The Sun Also Rises (aka Fiesta) by Ernest Hemingway; The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré)
• 5 BBC Big Reads (Soul Music by Terry Pratchett; Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett; Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie; East of Eden by John Steinbeck; Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake)
• 3 non-fiction (Pies and Prejudice by S Maconie; Fall of the House of Bush by Craig Unger; Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss)
Finished: Youth by J. M. Coetzee and The Sun Also Rises (aka Fiesta) by Ernest Hemingway; Long Dark Teatime of the Soul by Douglas Adams; Pies and Prejudice by S Maconie; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark; Cannery Row by John Steinbeck; Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett; Kidnapped by R.L. Stevenson; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré; Fall of the House of Bush by Craig Unger; The Siege of Krishnapur by Farell; Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie; The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch; Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
Total: 1001: 9 of 10; Non-Fiction: 3 of 3; BBC: 2 of 5
(reported March 30th)
jneni • 1 book by J.R.R. Tolkein (The Silmarillion)
• 10 books for The Ultimate Challenge 2009
• 4 books by new authors
• 6 books for The Color Challenge 2009
• 2 classics
Finished: The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood; Chocolat by Joanne Harris; By Blood Written by Steven Womack; Black Gold of The Sun by Ekow Eshun; Extra Virgin: Amongst the Olive Groves in Liguria; Innocent Blood; The Witch of Portobello; Blueberry Muffin Murder; The Poe Shadow; The Red House Mystery; Body Language; Full House; Amber Room; The Treason of The Ghosts; Murder Must Advertise; The Silmarillion; The Nine Tailors; Tea House at Mulberry Street; The Thief of Time; Brighton Rock; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; Black Thorn, White Rose; Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
Total: Ultimate: 10 of 10; Color: 6 of 6; New: 4 of 4; Tolkein: 1 of 1; Classics: 2 of 2
(reported March 28th)
Annimanni 25 books
• 2 books from the 1001 list
• 4 books for the Geographical Challenge
• 1 book from the 1000 years—100 books list
• 1 book from the Rescue Those Books Challenge
• 9 books for the Ultimate Challenge
• 2 books for the Keep Them Moving Challenge
• 6 other books
Finished: Lumoavien mausteiden kahvila by Marsha Mehran; Magoria by Alexandra Berkova; Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie; The Wild by Esther Freud; My Life on a Plate by India Knight; Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress; Ohessa tilinumeroni by Pauli Kohelo; Stand by Your Man by Gil McNeil; A Grain of Wheat by Ngũgĩ; Palace of Desire by Naguib Mahfouz; Polly by Freya North; Granta 68: Love Stories; Accidents Like Love and Marriage by Jaishree Misra; Kultahattu by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Siideriän Rosien kanssa by Laurie Lee; Frangipani by Célestine Vaite; Kukkien verellä kirjottu by Anita Amirrezvani; Puhdas kuin lilja by Catherine Cookson; The Orchard on Fire by Shena Mackay; Rivo satakieli by Leena Lehtolainen; Jasmiinin tuoksu by Rani Manicka; Daisy Sisters by Henning Mankell; Tiedon tyttäret by Marjo T. Nurminen; Pelon maantiede by Anja Kauranen; Apple of My Eye by Helene Hanff
Total: Ultimate: 9 of 9 ; Geographical: 4 of 4; Rescue: 1 of 1; Other: 6 of 6; Keep Them Moving: 2 of 2; 1001: 2 of 2; 1000 Years: 1 of 1
(reported March 31st)
-Nika- • read 7000pp
• release 7 books
Total: Pages: 10 040 of 7000; Releases: 7 of 7
(reported March 5th)
Buffheart 8 books
• 2 BC books
• 2 books that have been on the shelf for over 2 years
• finish 4 current books
(reported December 16th)
mrsgaskell • 6 others
• 2 classics
• 2 CanLit
• 2 re-reads
• 2 new authors
Finished: The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope; Remembering the Bones by Frances Itani; The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak; On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan; People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks; The Color of Water by James McBride; The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess; The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews; The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid; Run by Ann Patchett; The Good Earth by Pearl Buck; Fair Stood the Wind for France by H. E. Bates; A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Total: Classics: 2 of 2; CanLit: 2 of 2; New Authors: 2 of 2; Others: 6 of 6; Re-reads: 2 of 2
(reported March 30th)
nicolesinger 10 TBRs
• 1 from other BCers (The Organized Student by Donna Goldberg and Jennifer Zwiebel)
• 1 listed in 2006
• 1 listed in 2007
• 7 others
Finished: The Killing of SS Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich by Callum MacDonald; The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids by Alexandra Robbins; Beloved by Toni Morrison; Get Out of My Life (But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?) by Anthony E. Wolf; Sold by Patricia McCormick; Eternity by Tamara Thorne; Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik; The Organized Student by Donna Goldberg and Jennifer Zwiebel; Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
Total: 2007: 1 of 1; Other: 7 of 7; BCers: 1 of 1
Current Books: (reported March 28th)
Jare 8 books
• 4 books registered in 2003
• 4 books registered by other BCers
Finished: Stinger by Robert R. McCammon; Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Total: 2003: 1 of 4; BCers': 1 of 2
Current Books: (reported January 29th)
Hawaii-Bookworm 20 books
• 5 from other BCers
• 5 1001 books
• 10 others
Finished: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows; Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai; Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle; Breakfast on Pluto by Patrick McCabe; Oxygen by Andrew Miller; Stuck by Anneli Rufus; Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance by Gyles Brandreth; Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill; From Time to Time by Jack Finney; The Book of Blam by Aleksandar Tisma; People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks; A Book Addict's Treasury by Julie Rugg & Lynda Murphy; Maus by Art Spiegelman; A Book Addict's Treasury by Julie Rugg & Lynda Murphy; The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
Total: Others: 10 of 10; BCers: 5 of 5; 1001: 1 of 5
Current Books: (reported March 3rd)
MollyGrue • Sally Lockhart series by Philip Pullman (The Ruby in the Smoke; The Shadow in the North; The Tiger in the Well; The Tin Princess)
• 1 nonfiction book
• 1 other TBR
Finished: The Ruby in the Smoke; The Shadow in the North; The Tiger in the Well; The Tin Princess; Spare Parts
Total: Lockhart: 4 of 4
Current Book: (reported February 2nd)
Ladybug768 16 books that aren't for school
• 8 TBRs
• 8 others
Finished: Trust Me by Brenda Novak; Return to Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux; Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery; The Duchess by Bertrice Small; Rainy Day Kisses by Debbie Macomber; Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis by Ali Velshi; Sweet Spot by Susan Mallery; Sweet Trouble by Susan Mallery; Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber; Pope Joan: A Novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross; Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich; The Diary of a Mad Bride by Laura Wolf; Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home by Michele Bardsley
Total: TBRs: 3 of 8; Other: 3 of 8
Current Book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand; What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (reported March 26th)
Neuilly The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
• 1 other book (TBD)
Finished: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Total: 1 of 3
Current Books: The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell @p.134 of 441; Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts @p. 125 of 933 (reported March 4th)
Gnoe 3 Bookcrossing books Finished: Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier; The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
Total: 2 of 3
Current Book: (reported January 18th)
Nagwan 10 Books Finished: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert; Your Face Tomorrow: Fever and Spear by Javier Marias; Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern; The Handbag Book of Girly Emergencies; Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts; Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom; The Legend of the Totem by Ahmed Khaled Tawfiq; The Legend of the Shadows by Ahmed Khaled Tawfiq; Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin; The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Total: 10 of 10 (reported March 27th)
FeistyPom2Love

• 4 books to finish (The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman; Nature Girl by Carl Hiassen; Cane River by Lalita Tademy; Healing From The Heart by Mehmet Oz)
• 4 Others (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)

Finished: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman; What Are The Dead Sea Scrolls & Why Do They Matter? by David Noel Freedman & Pam Fox Kuhlken; Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn; Hidden Motive by Hannah Alexander; Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Total: To Finish: 2 of 4; Others: 3 of 4
Current Books: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain @ c. 16; Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen @ halfway (reported March 15th)
Chania • 15 TBRs, authors' first names beginning with "A" (The Spanish Gardener by A.J. Cronin; Lazy Ways to Make a Living by Abigail Bosanko; Tingon tarkoitus ja muita merkillisiä sanoja maailmalta by Adam Jacot de Boinod; Pilvivuori by Aimee E. Liu; The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett; Me and Mr. Darcy: A Novel by Alexandra Potter; Oma taivas by Alice Sebold; Rouva Chenin henki by Amy Tan; Catfantastic: Nine Lives and Fifteen Tales by Andre Norton; The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot by Angus Wilson; The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant; Kiinalainen kesä by Anja Kauranen; Ei kiitos by Anna-Leena Härkönen; Extra Virgin by Anne Hawes; Rauhotutaan : Kertomus mielisairaalasta by Anneli Pääkkönen)
• 7 controlled releases to other BookCrossers
• All bookring books (read & sent)
Finished: Ei kiitos by Anna-Leena Härkönen; The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant; Tingon tarkoitus ja muita merkillisiä sanoja maailmalta by Adam Jacot de Boinod; The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett; Pilvivuori by Aimee E. Liu; Me and Mr. Darcy: A Novel by Alexandra Potter; The Character of Rain by Amelie Nothomb; The Spanish Gardener by A.J. Cronin; Oma taivas by Alice Sebold; Extra Virgin by Anne Hawes; Catfantastic: Nine Lives and Fifteen Tales by Andre Norton; Kiinalainen kesäby Anja Kauranen; Kirjastokissa by Vicki Myron; The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot by Angus Wilson; Rauhotutaan : Kertomus mielisairaalasta by Anneli Pääkkönen; Lazy Ways to Make a Living by Abigail Bosanko; Rouva Chenin henki by Amy Tan
Total: "A" TBRs: 14 of 15; CRs: 7 of 7; Bookrings: 1 of 1
Current Book: (reported February 24h)
bindibooks • finish Orlando by Virginia Woolf
• 1356pp (up to 2500pp for the year)
• 2 controlled releases
• 2 releases to the OBCZ
• 2 wild releases
Total: Pages: +1356 of 1356pp; CRs: 2 of 2; OBCZ: 2 of 2
(reported April 7th)
madmegzy 10 Books for 10 different U.S. States Finished: Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Total: 1 of 10
Current Book: (reported March 3rd)