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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2010 Reading From My Shelf Project


With the new year coming up, I've been finding myself pulled towards all of these great challenges and projects. This one, hosted by Bilbliophile By the Sea is great because it's going to force me to get through my TBR pile and get them out of my apartment. I'm going to try to hold off buying a new bookshelf for our den if possible and get these books out of here. So, I'm aiming for... 100 books by the end of 2010!

Here are the basic rules posted:

  • grab the button
  • decide how many books you want to read from your shelves (minimum of 20 - no maximum)
  • find a new home for the books once you read them
  • post the titles and the authors of books you've read and passed on
  • project runs from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010
  • crossover challenge books are allowed
I'll be updating this post with reviews as I go along and probably add something about it in the sidebar.

1. Monster in the Outfield by Robert Marsh (donated to my library)
2. The Teacher Who Forgot Too Much by Steve Brezenoff (donated to my library)
3. The Village That Almost Vanished by Steve Brezenoff (donated to my library)
4. The Marshmallow Mermaid by Michael Dahl (donated to my library)
5. Sugar Hero by Michael Dahl (donated to my library)
6. Mr. Wolf Bounces Back by Tony Bradman (donated to my library)
7. Rapunzel Lets Down Her Hair by Tony Bradman (donated to my library)
8. Goldilocks and the Just Right Club by Tony Bradman (donated to my library)
9. Frog Prince Hops to It by Tony Bradman (donated to my library)
10. Jack's Bean Snacks by Tony Bradman (donated to my library)
11. Island Sting by Bonnie J. Doerr (Given away in contest)
12. Ginger High by Melissa Burmester (Given to Kate)
13. The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy (Given away in a contest)
14. A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker (Given away in a contest)
15. Dead Guy Spy by David Lubar (donated to Library)
16. Dark Life by Kat Falls (will be given away in June)
17. A Golden Web by Barbara Quick (giving away)
18. The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller (giving away)
19. The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi (giving away)
20. Freaksville by Kitty Keswick (gave away)
21. Shakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron Koertge (gave away)
22. Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs by Ron Koertge (gave away)
23. The Puzzle Ring by Kate Forsyth (gave away)
24. A Spy in the House (The Agency) by Y.S. Lee (gave away)
25. Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen (gave away)
26. The Cave by Steve McGill (gave away)
27. Numbers by Rachel Ward (gave away)
28. The Lost Children by Carolyn Cohagan (donated to library)
29. SPHDZ #1 by Jon Scieszka (donated to library)
30. This is Me From Now On by Barbara Dee (donated to library)
31. Young Bess by Margaret Irwin (will be giving away)
32. The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee (will be giving away)
33. Karma Bites by Stacey Kramer and Valerie Thomas (donated to library)
34. Manifest by Artist Arthur (will be giving away)
35. Mackenzie Blue by Tina Wells (donated to library)
36. Pegasus by Robin McKinley (traded to friend)
37. Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin (given away)
38. Guardians of Gahoole: The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (donated to library)
39. The House of Dead Maids by Clare B. Dunkle (will be giving away)
40. Zombies vs. Unicorns (will give away)
41. The Hole in the Wall by Lisa Rowe Fraustino (will give away)
42. Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney (will give away)
43. Threads and Flames by Esther Friesner (will give away)
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24 comments:

  1. OHH good for you! :) I dont have room for another book shelf LOL - I am starting to use the shelves in Aubrey's room, is that bad of me?

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  2. Ooh, love the new layout! I'm going to do the 100+ in 2010 challenge. It's very similar to this one, only I don't have to part with my beloved, little library! XD
    Sounds great, though, for people with too many books (did I really just say "too many books"?!)

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  3. Oh, yeah! That reminds me: There's a library in VA in desperate need of books! It's for the kids, and the lady who's staring the whole thing was paying for it all out of her own money! The Story Siren has a post on how you can help by donating books.
    Reader Girl Reviews has also brought to light a need for YA books for kids that have aged out of the foster care system and are now homeless and in need of something to lift their spirits. She wants to collect as many books as possible for the Home Base Youth Center, which is an outreach program that tries to help homeless people aged 21 and younger.
    Just thought since you'll be downsizing your library you'd like to know about a couple good places to send them to. :)

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  4. I know that I *need* to get rid of more books, but I just can't commit to doing so. I do need to find a TBR challenge for next year, though.

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  5. Good for you! =) I borrow most of my books from the library or from friends, so I dont have this problem =)

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  6. This sounds like a good challenge. good for you to be willing to give them a new home too. ;)

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  7. This challenge sounds like a good idea. I'm trying to limit my number of challenges for this year so whenever I see a good one I don't just sign up straight away I stop and think about it.

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  8. This does sound like a good idea...Good luck to you! I hope you hit 100!

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  9. Hmm to part with one of my books is like parting with my eyes. Kudos for you for though

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  10. Good luck with this challenge! Have you decide already which book will be number 1?

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  11. Good luck with the challenge! Don't we all have huge TBR piles! lol

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  12. Good luck. I think the hardest part is parting with the books when you are finished.

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  13. I sometime feel bad that their are people out their that cant have book when i have a really big pile of books that i havent read this is my kind of challange

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  14. Oh man - if only I could handle more then one big 2010 challenge at a time...maybe...I'll think about it! Thanks!

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  15. You can do it. Goodluck and happy reading!

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  16. Great challenge thanks for the heads up!!

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  17. I'd love to do this challenge just because it would give me more motivation to read what I already have, but I don't think I'm willing to part with my books. I only have one bookshelf full of books and then a few 1 cube shelf thing, so I think I can hold off on parting with them...at least for a while and a bunch of books later.

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  19. ^Oops^

    I'm going to try to work through some of mine this coming year, too. I posted a list of (almost) all of the books I own and need to read (the endless tbr) -- and I have bought more since posting, with plans to buy MORE. I am hopeless.

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  20. This looks like a great challenge!

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  21. Whoa 100 books. GOOD LUCK!!! By the time you're finished you'll have another 100 sitting there to be read due to so many more brilliant books are being released next year LOL.

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  22. I like to do this with some of my books, but I'll be honest - some of them I can't bare to give away. Then I usually end up buying paperback versions for gifts of those books.

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