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Taei

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  1. Changing my goal back up to fifteen. Like last year, I'm going to try and keep track of how many pages the books are, for my own information. I will put them in by the page numbers on Amazon since most of the books I read anymore are Kindle e-books. 15/15 = 100% Total Pages Read = 4,958 Average Pages per Book = 331 January - Goal Progress 0/1 February - Goal Progress 1/2 Wildcard by Marie Lu - 352 pages March - Goal Progress 1/3 April - Goal Progress 1/5 May - Goal Progress 2/6 Portrait in Death by J.D. Robb - 359 pages June - Goal Progress 5/7 Shadowspell Academy: The Culling Trials (Book 1) by K.F. Breene and Shannon Mayer - 238 pages Shadowspell Academy: The Culling Trials (Book 2) by K.F. Breene and Shannon Mayer - 242 pages Shadowspell Academy: The Culling Trials (Book 3) by K.F. Breene and Shannon Mayer - 186 pages July - Goal Progress 7/8 Campaign (Blades VR Book 2) by Terry Schott - 348 pages Dragon's Code by Gigi McCaffrey - 254 pages August - Goal Progress 8/10 Everless by Sara Holland - 366 pages September - Goal Progress 9/11 Evermore by Sara Holland - 356 pages October - Goal Progress 11/12 Imitation in Death by J.D. Robb - 349 pages Divided in Death by J.D. Robb - 365 pages November - Goal Progress 15/13 Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - 383 pages Visions in Death by J.D. Robb - 362 pages Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb - 384 pages New Spring by Robert Jordan - 417 pages
  2. Goal exceeded for last year. I'm going to try for 24 this year. Like last year, I'm going to try and keep track of how many pages the books are, for my own information. I will put them in by the page numbers on Amazon since most of the books I read anymore are Kindle e-books. 25/24 = 104.16% Total Pages Read = 9953 Average Pages per Book = 398 January - Goal Progress 2/2 Judgement in Death by J.D. Robb - 360 pages I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritson - 337 pages February - Goal Progress 3/4 A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin - 210 pages March - Goal Progress 8/6 The Girl Who Dared To Think by Bella Forrest - 410 pages The Girl Who Dared To Stand by Bella Forrest - 406 pages The Girl Who Descend To Descend by Bella Forrest - 402 pages The Girl Who Dared To Rise by Bella Forrest - 402 pages The Girl Who Dared To Lead by Bella Forrest - 406 pages April - Goal Progress 9/8 The Girl Who Dared To Endure by Bella Forrest - 408 pages May - Goal Progress 9/10 June - Goal Progress 10/12 The Midnight Front by David Mack - 464 pages July - Goal Progress 16/14 The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth - 469 pages The Girl Who Dared to Fight by Bella Forrest - 408 pages Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode - 470 pages Numbers Ignite by Rebecca Rode - 433 pages Numbers Raging by Rebecca Rode - 489 pages Graceling by Kristin Cashore - 481 pages August - Goal Progress 18/16 Fire by Kristin Cashore - 476 pages Scout by Terry Schott - 206 pages September - Goal Progress 19/18 Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb - 365 pages October - Goal Progress 19/20 November - Goal Progress 21/22 Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - 433 pages Seduction in Death by J.D. Robb - 363 pages December - Goal Progress 25/24 The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas - 446 pages Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb - 378 pages Instinct (Previously published as Murder Games) by James Patterson - 369 pages Purity in Death by J.D. Robb - 362 pages
  3. Taei

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    Most of the time you're seeing what's happening from the PoV character's view point. You get their experiences, sensations, view points, and internal monologue. It's more evident earlier in the series when you're looking at the same set of events from multiple view points, but it stays consistent. The only times that it breaks this PoV character view point are in the intro paragraphs (before the wind gets to the characters at which point they pick it up) and the quotes at the beginning. As for the wind intros they are pretty much the "In the beginning..." statements of the books and I like that. They're the author's way of introducing you to where they are without having to make the character pause and take in their surroundings.
  4. While this is a hard question I ultimately have to go with Min. I think she has to be the bravest character in the whole thing. How many times is she surrounded by things trying to kill her or kill those with her? Most of the time she's surrounded by those who can channel and they're having a tough time of it or she's with the Aiel who are lifelong warriors and she fearlessly goes to battle with them all with just some knives up her sleeves. While I have to applaud her knife throwing skills you would think that with all she's been through and all she's faced she would be scared to death! I know that she's with Rand most of the time and that he's trying to protect her, but with the sheer number of enemies that they face you'd think that her trust and devotion would waver, especially after Rand almost killed her. So, I have to say that my favorite character is Min.
  5. I surprised myself last year, but with the increased demands of school I'm going to lower my expected total this year. I'm going to try for 36 this year (3 per month). Like last year, I'm going to try and keep track of how many pages the books are, for my own information. I will put them in by the page numbers on Amazon since most of the books I read anymore are Kindle e-books. I am also going to try finish the rest of the WoT books that I didn't get through last year. 26/36 = 72.2% Total Pages Read = 11,235 Average Pages per Book = 432 January - Goal Progress 6/3 A Brewing Storm by Richard Castle -- 83 pages A Raging Storm by Richard Castle -- 78 pages A Bloody Storm by Richard Castle -- 79 pages John Doe by Tess Gerritsen -- 51 pages Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen -- 353 pages Gunner Skale by James Dashner -- 52 pages February - Goal Progress 7/6 Storm Front by Richard Castle -- 319 pagesMarch - Goal Progress 9/9 Winter by Marissa Meyer -- 833 pages Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass -- 416 pages April - Goal Progress 13/12 Die Again by Tess Gerritsen -- 353 pages 11th Hour by James Patterson -- 386 pages Midnight in Death by J.D. Robb -- 96 pages Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb -- 497 pages May - Goal Progress 15/15 Magyk by Angie Sage -- 588 pages Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb -- 360 pages June - Goal Progress 17/18 The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan -- 699 pages The Crown by Kiera Cass -- 293 pages July - Goal Progress 19/21 The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy -- 474 pages Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan -- 684 pages August - Goal Progress 21/24 Incarceration by Catherine Fisher -- 466 pages Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs -- 358 pages September - Goal Progress 23/27 The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis -- 218 pages Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan -- 832 pages October - Goal Progress 24/30 Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan -- 829 pagesNovember - Goal Progress 24/33 December - Goal Progress 26/36 The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan -- 861 pages Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan -- 977 pages Wheel of Time Series Progress - Goal Progress 13/14 The Eye of the World - Read The Great Hunt - Read The Dragon Reborn - Read The Shadow Rising - Read The Fires of Heaven - Read Lord of Chaos - Read A Crown of Swords - Read The Path of Daggers - Read Winter's Heart - Read Crossroads of Twilight - Read Knife of Dreams - Read The Gathering Storm - Read Towers of Midnight - Read A Memory of Light - Reading ( 1025 pages ) Pages read from WoT - 11,006 Total pages from WoT - 12,031 Almost made it. Just one more book in WoT left!
  6. I loved Green Rider! I have the others on ebook, but haven't gotten through them yet. I read it a long time ago, but it captured my interest immediately. Now I need to read those... *goes to find ebooks*
  7. "Reqs for ACCEPTED: Kasi Duvan" Choice RP: * [Name of Req] - URL - Word Count / [ - / 6 ] [Complete / Incomplete] * [Name of Req] - URL - Word Count / [ - / 6 ] [Complete / Incomplete] * [Name of Req] - URL - Word Count / [ - / 6 ] [Complete / Incomplete] Accepted Quiz - [Complete / Incomplete] Three Oaths - URL - Word Count - [Complete / Incomplete]
  8. I surprised myself last year. I'm going to try for 60 this year (5 per month). To add, I'm going to try and keep track of how many pages the books are, for my own information. I will put them in by the page numbers on Amazon since most of the books I read anymore are Kindle e-books. I am also going to try and go through all the WoT books. 63/60 = 105% Total Pages Read = 27,122 Average Pages per Book = 431 January - Goal Progress 3/5 A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin -- 1154 pages The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (re-read) -- 832 pages The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan (re-read) -- 742 pages February - Goal Progress 7/10 Bones of Betrayal by Jefferson Bass -- 400 pages Shadows by Terry Schott -- 226 pages The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan (re-read) -- 632 pages Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks -- 434 pages March - Goal Progress 18/15 Naked in Death by J.D. Robb -- 316 pages The Bone Thief by Jefferson Bass -- 416 pages The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore -- 421 pages The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore -- 404 pages The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore -- 421 pages I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six's Legacy by Pittacus Lore -- 110 pages I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Nine's Legacy by Pittacus Lore -- 148 pages Glory in Death by J.D. Robb -- 417 pages Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling -- 870 pages I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Fallen Legacies by Pittacus Lore -- 129 pages I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Search for Sam by Pittacus Lore -- 92 pages April - Goal Progress 22/20 The Bone Yard by Jefferson Bass -- 435 pages I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Last Days of Lorien by Pittacus Lore -- 92 pages The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan (re-read) -- 1007 pages The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore -- 416 pages May - Goal Progress 27/25 Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb -- 324 pages Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb -- 320 pages Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman -- 322 pages The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan -- 926 pages Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb -- 336 pages June - Goal Progress 29/30 Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb -- 384 pages Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan -- 1049 pages July - Goal Progress 31/35 A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan -- 902 pages Festive in Death by J.D. Robb -- 390 pages August - Goal Progress 42/40 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo -- 226 pages The Eye of Minds by James Dashner -- 322 pages The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau -- 352 pages The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau -- 270 pages The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau -- 352 pages Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau -- 323 pages Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau -- 296 pages Vanish by Tess Gerritsen -- 416 pages The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner -- 336 pages The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne Duprau -- 306 pages Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey -- 320 pages September - Goal Progress 45/45 Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey -- 352 pages The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne Duprau -- 306 pages The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey -- 468 pages October - Goal Progress 50/50 10th Anniversary by James Patterson -- 392 pages Cinder by Marissa Meyer -- 400 pages The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen -- 368 pages The Titans Curse by Rick Riordan -- 322 pages The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen -- 370 pages November - Goal Progress 54/55 The Night is Watching by Heather Graham -- 384 pages Scarlet by Marissa Meyer -- 512 pages Cress by Marissa Meyer -- 560 pages Fairest by Marissa Meyer -- 272 pages December - Goal Progress 63/60 Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen -- 447 pages Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling -- 652 pages Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling -- 784 pages The Selection by Kiera Cass -- 339 pages The Prince by Kiera Cass -- 82 pages The Elite by Kiera Cass -- 337 pages The One by Kiera Cass -- 337 pages The Heir by Kiera Cass -- 373 pages The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen -- 482 pages Wheel of Time Series Progress - Goal Progress 7/14 The Eye of the World - Read The Great Hunt - Read The Dragon Reborn - Read The Shadow Rising - Read The Fires of Heaven - Read Lord of Chaos - Read A Crown of Swords - Read The Path of Daggers - Reading ( 710 pages ) Winter's Heart ( 705 pages ) Crossroads of Twilight ( 832 pages ) Knife of Dreams ( 829 pages ) The Gathering Storm ( 1120 pages ) Towers of Midnight ( 865 pages ) A Memory of Light ( 1025 pages ) Pages read from WoT - 6,090 Total pages from WoT - 12.176
  9. I have to agree with this. I would save my candy from Halloween as a kid and eat it for months. I had to buy two batches of candy just to make it to Halloween this year. There is no such thing as "leftover candy" at my house.
  10. Well, the library is always a good source of books. The university library should be a good resource and usually you can get a library card for the local library too. As for book storage: Milk crates under the bed, on their side if you can would give you access to them easliy. See through tubs under the bed. Milk crates stacked in a corner (if you have a corner that they can fit in and not bother the window) just make sure you alternate them. You can take boxes and do a similar setup. Wal-mart usually will save you boxes if you ask for them to save them overnight, by the way. Or a lot of grocery stores will if you give them warning. If you have a closet or wardrobe and aren't using the space on the shelves you can use those as well. In my room growing up there wasn't enough room for my bookcase so we ended up putting it up IN the closet where the hanging clothes were supposed to be on one side since it had two clothing rods. I didn't have that much in the way of clothes, but I had plenty of books. Hope those help.
  11. My new goal this year is going to be 50. Goal Reached!! 56/50 = 112% Complete Read in 2014: The Unseen by Heather Graham The Unholy by Heather Graham The Unspoken by Heather Graham 2nd Chance by James Patterson Killing Floor by Lee Child Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Allegiant by Veronica Roth Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz The Uninvited by Heather Graham The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autismby Naoki Higashida Zebras of Hope - A Guide to Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome by Ellen C. Kelleher The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell Inferno by Dan Brown Four: The Son by Veronica Roth Flesh and Bone by Jefferson Bass 3rd Degree by James Patterson 4th of July by James Patterson 5th Horseman by James Patterson I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore The Maze Runner by James Dashner The 6th Target by James Patterson Four: The Initiate by Veronica Roth Four: The Traitor by Veronica Roth Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon The Gifts of Imperfection: Letting Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen 7th Heaven by James Patterson The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen The Game by Terry Schott The 8th Confession by James Patterson The Scorch Trials by James Dashner The 9th Judgement by James Patterson The Devil's Bones by Jefferson Bass Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien Outliers by Malcom Gladwell The Death Cure by James Dashner The Kill Order by James Dashner Digital Heretic by Terry Schott Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Interlude - Brandon by Terry Schott The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen The Giver by Lois Lowry Dark Places by Gillian Flynn Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling Virtual Prophet by Terry Schott Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry Body Double by Tess Gerritsen Timeless by Terry Schott
  12. Just finished the series "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" by Michael Scott. Oh my god! I loved it! A story that combines every legend that you can imagine all together in one and makes it to where they are all true and that there's a bigger story behind it all. Wow, just wow! I know that it's not considered the highest of fiction, but it should be. Six books total in the series, but definitely worth the time and effort to read. The story takes a hold of you and just keeps you there.
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