This challenge is to help me read through my to-read shelf (that is to “move mountains”) in a somewhat random fashion. If you like to join in, you can either check the discussion thread on GR OR:
How to Play:
1. Order your GR TBR by Position*.
*As you add books onto your TBR, GR would usually place that book on the last numerical position on your TBR and this will not change unless you manually alter the position number yourself. Therefore, to play this game, you can’t really mess with the position numbers.
2. This year will be a play on ages.
Easiest to explain by way of example.
I will be turning 34 in 2014.
3 Alternate ways to pick books to read (pick one which will suit you and the number of ‘to-read’ books you have):
To read book at position that is multiple of age.
So I’ll be reading books in positions: 34, 68, 102, 136,…
To read book at position that is progression of each digit in age.
So I’ll be reading books in positions: 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, (12), 15, 16, 18, 20,…
If there are numbers that coincide, ignore the second time you come across it
Working it backwards. So if I have 350 books on my shelf I would be reading books in positions: 316, 282, 248…
(350-34=316; 316-34=282, 282-34-248, etc)
Challenge to officially start 1 January 2014. Books must be pre-planned when joining in challenge and cannot change (as positioning in GR to-read changes as books are being read throughout the year). Remember / record the last book’s position you read from
You absolutely DO NOT have to disclose your age. Just post the books you are set to read.
Additional Rules / Clarifications
*If you don’t keep a ‘to-read’ shelf on GR, feel free to create a ‘to-read’ list yourself, if you’d like to join in. You would have to number the books accordingly.
*Feel Free to PLAN ahead but remember to count position from your last book’s position (which positions may have changed as books are being read throughout the year)
*Only 2 caveats to substituting books:
1. It’s a later book in the series.
You can read the earlier book in same series
2. you absolutely cannot get your hands on it (without spending money that you do not want to spend). Then, you have the discretion to substitute with books of either:
*same number of pages, or
*same year of publication, or
*If there is a book you absolutely cannot finish, I would count that as ‘completed’ as you’d take it out of your ‘to-read’.
For this particular challenge, I’ll be looking at my physical bookshelf (ie. books I actually owned) only. My goal for 2014 is to read 75 books that I own (I’ve no doubt will purchase more during the year too so some of that will be included here too)
Edited (9/7/14) because of my reading block earlier in the year… including downgrading my goal of 75 to 50 of which I’m still not sure I can achieve at this moment in time!
- Cecilia by Fanny Burney ~started in January and came across a reading block. Will still try to finish it just because…
- Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth ~Read 18/06
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn ~Read 18/06
Progress: 2/50 as at 18 June 2014