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« on: January 09, 2018, 05:54:25 AM »

So, we have a thread for pushing ourselves to finish a lot of games this year. Why not one for books? Especially since I know a lot of us here use Goodreads and I expect most of us will do the usual Goodreads reading challenge thing.

So anyway, use this thread to talk about how many books you plan to try to read this year, which books you're working on now/next, etc.!

Kaz's 2018 Reading Challenge

-Goal: 20 Books
-Progress: 1/20

-Finished Reading:
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (finished 1/9/18): This book rules. Kicks the shit out of the film. The whole reason this book is so damn good is because of Chief Bromden's narration, and that's entirely absent in the film so yeah.
  • The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (finished 1/20/18): Kinda bad tbh. Local author, tho, so that's kinda neat.

-Plan to Read:
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Miner by Natsume Soseki
  • We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
  • Silence by Shusaku Endo
  • A Disaffection by James Kelman
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins]
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  • Island by Aldous Huxley
  • Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  • Universal Harvester by John Darnielle
  • Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 10:00:31 AM »

Sure, I wanna read a humble 12 books this year tho; considering I usually hit 1 or 2 that's a lot okay

Currently Reading:
-idk, maybe nueromancer??

Finished:

1. The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe
V nice, digestible introduction to the practice of mindfulness meditation. deff recommended for anyone trying to dip their toes into it. that said, he retirates A LOT of what he writes here in the headspace app, so much so that they are basically the same thing, so i'd start with this book first.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 03:41:38 AM »

My goal should be 2 books lol, I haven't read a book since high school

1) The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 04:34:41 AM »

i actually just finished reading another book today. so two already this month, i'm going at a good pace.

it was Allen Eskens' The Life We Bury. Eskens is a local (as in Minneapolis) defense attorney who's now published a couple books as well. this one...wasn't very good. i don't know. i wasn't necessarily expecting it to be so amateurish lol, like it's honestly pretty poorly written and comes off as a mystery book for young teenagers. except that it deals with stuff (violent rape, murder) too mature for them. so i think it's just sloppily written and that's that. but i didn't hate reading it. sometimes it's nice to read things by local authors, and it's also nice (and reassuring) to be reminded that not everything that gets published (and enjoyed by many people) is immaculately-written
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 12:34:37 AM »

I’m trying to get 18 but no biggie if i don’t. Finished one and have 3 I’m juggling right now
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