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Post by LCaulkins » January 7th, 2020, 1:19 pm

Well, this looks fun - gotta love the yearly challenge recap at Goodreads to make it easy to look through what I read all year! These are from personal reading, not recording/PL work.

2019 can be summed up as: Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo

If you looked under my couch you would see: The Fish That Climbed a Tree, by Kevin Ansbro

At a party you’d find me with: The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton

I currently live in: The Wood Beyond the World, by William Morris

At the end of a long day I need: The Book Charmer, by Karen Hawkins

The weather at the moment is: The Winter Soldier, by Daniel Mason

My fantasy job is to be one of the: The Rebel Mages, by Laurie Forest

To fight zombies, I'd arm myself with: Superman, by Geoff Johns

The best advice I can give is: Choose Your Own Autobiography, by Neil Patrick Harris

A happy day includes: Old Haunts, by E. J. Copperman

On my bucket list is going: To Scotland, with Love, by Karen Hawkins

If I was competing in the 2020 Japan Olympics/Paralympics, my chosen sport would be: The Arrow of God, by Chinua Acheba
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Post by DACSoft » January 7th, 2020, 2:27 pm

My year:

2019 can be summed up as: Sink or Swim, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
If you looked under my couch you would see: Beyond the Black Waters, by A. L. O. E. (A Lady of England)
At a party you’d find me (with/in etc.): The Disagreeable Woman, by Julian Starr

I currently live in: Finkler's Field, by Ralph Henry Barbour
At the end of a long day I need: A Maid in Arcady, by Ralph Henry Barbour
The weather at the moment is: On the Edge of the Arctic, by Ashton Lamar

My fantasy job is (to be): Falling in with Fortune, by Horatio Alger, Jr. & Arthur M. Winfield
To fight zombies, I'd arm myself with: Snow-shoes and Sledges, by Kirk Munroe
The best advice I can give is: Frank and Fearless, by Horatio Alger, Jr.

A happy day includes: Team-Mates, by Ralph Henry Barbour
On my bucket list is/are: A Debt of Honor, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
If I was competing in the 2020 Japan Olympics/Paralympics, my chosen sport would be: On the Plains with Custer, by Edwin L. Sabin
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Post by RiDi » November 20th, 2020, 3:30 pm

My reading list for 2020 - so far:

Audio books
Mozart by Martin Geck
Wie Frau Krause die DDR erfand by Kathrin Aehnlich
Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
Roughing it by Mark Twain (LV)
Alle Rundfunkfolgen des Pumuckl von 1961 by Ellis Kaut, Bayerischer Rundfunk

Books read
Middlemarch by George Eliot, Part 1, 2 and 3 (engl)
The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes
Maria Theresia: Die Kaiserin in ihrer Zeit, by Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (parts of it, at least)
Umkämpfte Zone by Ines Geipel
À la recherche du temps perdue, Du coté de chez Swann, Nom de pays: le pays, by Marcel Proust
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
Poldark, Ross Poldark, by Winston Graham
Drive your plow over the bones of the dead by Olga Tokarczuk
Die Jakobsbücher by Olga Tokarczuk
Der Stellvertreter by Rolf Hochhuth
Die drei Leben der Hanna Arendt by Ken Krimstein
Jahrestage Bd. 1 by Uwe Johnson
Autumn by Ali Smith
Mein Hundewissen by Günter Bloch
The Faraway Horses by Buck Brannaman
Der Gott der letzten Tage by Sibylle Knauss
Murmeljagd by Ulrich Becher, this was my personal favourite this year :!:
Follower by Eugen Ruge


My list for 2021

Middlemarch vol. 4 by George Eliot (engl.)
Der lange Abschied vom Pferd by Ulrich Raulff
Poldark, Demelza, by Winston Graham
The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra
Justizpalast by Petra Morsbach
Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard
Jahrestage Bd. 2 by Uwe Johnson
Spring by Ali Smith
Summer by Ali Smith
Winter by Ali Smith
The conquest of Nature by David Blackburn
Politische Philosophie der Tierrechte by Bernd Ladwig
Why the Germans do it better by John Kampfner
À la recherche du temps perdue, À l'ombre de jeunes filles en fleur, Autour de Mme. Swann, by Marcel Proust
How the Scots invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman
Ricarda

Ingenious, really, how many ways muggles have found of getting along without magic. (Arthur Weasley)

My reading list

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Post by mightyfelix » January 1st, 2021, 9:32 pm

Waiting patiently for this year's prompt..... :mrgreen:

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Post by thestorygirl » January 6th, 2021, 1:08 am

mightyfelix wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 9:32 pm
Waiting patiently for this year's prompt..... :mrgreen:
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Post by LCaulkins » January 6th, 2021, 6:58 am

2020 Reading Cues

Complete these sentences using titles of books/stories/poems you read in 2020:

• My 2020 experience . . .
• My dressing style last year. . .
• Under my Christmas tree was . . .

• The postal system . . .
• Congress (or My government) . . .
• This year I want . . .

• The best way to fight Covid . . .
• Your mask . . .
• In my coat pocket . . .

• The reason you volunteer for LibriVox . . .
• My editing/listening process . . .
• The ideal pet . . .
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Post by LCaulkins » January 6th, 2021, 7:21 am

• My 2020 experience . . . The Time in Between (María Dueñas)
• My dressing style last year. . . Queer Person (Ralph Hubbard)
• Under my Christmas tree was . . . The Silkworm (Robert Galbraith)

• The postal system . . . The Secret of the Sahara (Rosita Forbes)
• Congress (or My government) . . . Scary Stories for Young Foxes (Christian McKay Heidicker)
• This year I want . . . The Renewal (Mike Torreano)

• The best way to fight Covid . . . A Cast-Off Coven (Juliet Blackwell)
• Your mask . . . Fire Watch (Connie Willis)
• In my coat pocket . . . War Letters from a Young Queenslander (Robert Marshall Allan)

• The reason you volunteer for LibriVox . . . Unsung Heroes (Elizabeth Ross Haynes)
• My editing/listening process . . . Genesis Begins Again (Alicia D. Williams)
• The ideal pet . . . The Rainbow Cat and Other Stories (Rose Fyleman)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Post by TriciaG » January 6th, 2021, 7:42 am

Titles of books; I can't imagine trying to search through stories or poems. Ha ha!

My 2020 experience . . . The Cloister and the Hearth - Charles Reade (The two places I socialized: church and home) (or "The Hermit Of ------ Street" - Anna Katharine Green)
My dressing style last year. . . The Beloved Vagabond - William John Locke (or "Ball of Fat" - Guy de Maupassant :P )
Under my Christmas tree was . . . Roughing It in the Bush - Susanna Moodie (we didn't exchange gifts this year. Hubby and I never do; it's all our money anyway!)

The U.S. postal system . . . Character - Samuel Smiles (? Little experience with this)
Congress . . . Dodo, A Detail of the Day - E. F. Benson
This year I want . . . The Wonderful Year - William John Locke

The best way to fight Covid . . . Making Fate - Pansy (Do your part!)
Your mask . . . The Search - Grace Livingston Hill
In my coat pocket . . . The Garden of Folly - Stephen Leacock

The reason you volunteer for LibriVox . . .The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
My editing/listening process . . . The Club Of Queer Trades - G. K. Chesterton
The ideal pet . . . The Absentee - Maria Edgeworth
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Post by KevinS » January 6th, 2021, 9:52 am

Complete these sentences using titles of books/stories/poems you read in 2020:

• My 2020 experience . . . The Hiding Place
• My dressing style last year. . . The Pajama Game
• Under my Christmas tree was . . . Big Nothing

• The postal system . . . The Postman
• Congress (or My government) . . . Highway to [censored]
• This year I want . . . an Angel on my Shoulder

• The best way to fight Covid . . . Solitary Man
• Your mask . . . Beyond the Mask
• In my coat pocket . . . Un linceul n'a pas de poches (Morbid, I know.)

• The reason you volunteer for LibriVox . . . Somebody's Gotta Do It
• My editing process . . . The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
• The ideal pet . . . Cats


Okay. Okay! So I cheated.
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by LCaulkins » January 6th, 2021, 10:48 am

TriciaG wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 7:42 am
Titles of books; I can't imagine trying to search through stories or poems. Ha ha!
Hey! I just listened to The Absentee. :) Good one.
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Post by LCaulkins » January 6th, 2021, 10:51 am

KevinS wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 9:52 am
Complete these sentences using titles of books/stories/poems you read in 2020:

(Morbid, I know.)
Bahaha! Little bit! :wink:
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Post by DACSoft » January 6th, 2021, 12:17 pm

My year:

• My 2020 experience: Keeping His Course, by Ralph Henry Barbour
• My dressing style last year: Guns and Snowshoes, by Captain Ralph Bonehill
• Under my Christmas tree was: Don, a Runaway Dog, by Richard Barnum

• The postal system: Joe's Luck, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
• Congress (or My government): Trolley Folly, by Henry Wallace Phillips
• This year I want: A Rocky Mountain Christmas, by William W. Johnstone

• The best way to fight Covid: With Sam Houston in Texas, by Edwin L. Sabin
• Your mask: A Cousin's Conspiracy, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
• In my coat pocket: Out with Gun and Camera, by Captain Ralph Bonehill

• The reason you volunteer for LibriVox: Positive Memories, by T. Rivas
• My editing/listening process: Robert Coverdale's Struggle, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
• The ideal pet: Winkie, the Wily Woodchuck, by Richard Barnum
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Post by RSlabaugh » January 6th, 2021, 3:52 pm

• My 2020 experience . . . The Young Pilgrim, by A.L.O.E.
• My dressing style last year. . . The Principles of the Christian Religion Expressed in Plain and Easy Verse, by Philip Doddridge
• Under my Christmas tree was . . . The Old Peabody Pew: A Christmas Romance of a Country Church, by Kate Douglas Wiggin

• The postal system . . . CRIPPS the Carrier, by R.D. Blackmore
• Congress (or My government) . . . Call Mr. Fortune, by H. C. Bailey
• This year I want . . . Summer on the Lakes, in 1843, by Margaret Fuller

• The best way to fight Covid . . . Prayers of the Early Church, by J. Manning Potts
• Your mask . . . A Red Wallflower, by Susan Warner
• In my coat pocket . . . Cobwebs from a Library Corner, by John Kendrick Bangs

• The reason you volunteer for LibriVox . . . Kit and Kitty, by R.D. Blackmore (Not just Sonia, you know...) :wink:
• My editing/listening process . . . Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail, by Howard R. Garis
• The ideal pet . . . The White Czar: A Story of a Polar Bear, by Clarence Hawkes
~Rosebud

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Post by mightyfelix » January 6th, 2021, 5:55 pm

Yay! My goal last year (not even kidding) was to read enough books to be able to come up with answers for all of these questions and not skip any. I think I did pretty well! :D :mrgreen:

• My 2020 experience . . . House of Many Ways
• My dressing style last year. . . Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
• Under my Christmas tree was . . . The Last Dragon

• The postal system . . . Pride and Prescience
• Congress (or My government) . . . The Bone of Contention
• This year I want . . . The Fastest Friend in the West

• The best way to fight Covid . . . The Club of Queer Trades
• Your mask . . . A Bunch of Everlastings
• In my coat pocket . . . The Mouse and the Motorcycle

• The reason you volunteer for LibriVox . . . Out of the Silent Planet
• My editing/listening process . . . The Rule of Names
• The ideal pet . . . The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare

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Post by Scarbo » January 6th, 2021, 6:00 pm

• My 2020 experience . . .The Conspiracy Against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror - Thomas Ligotti
• My dressing style last year. . .The Blue Suit - Arnold Bennett
• Under my Christmas tree was . . .Christmas by Injunction - O. Henry

• The postal system . . .Three Sundays in a Week - Edgar Allan Poe (Because mail isn't delivered on Sundays? This is the best I could do, haha.)
• Congress (or My government) . . .Which Way - Robert G. Ingersoll
• This year I want . . .The Fulness of Life - Edith Wharton

• The best way to fight Covid . . .The Elixir of Youth - Arnold Bennett
• Your mask . . .Taking the Veil - Katherine Mansfield
• In my coat pocket . . .Hot Potatoes - Arnold Bennett

• The reason you volunteer for LibriVox . . .The Hashish Man - Lord Dunsany. Oops, I mean Smile - D.H. Lawrence
• My editing/listening process . . .Touch and Go - D.H. Lawrence
• The ideal pet . . .The Cat and Cupid - Arnold Bennett

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