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Welcome to our 2020 group!

1mathgirl40
Dic 11, 2019, 9:16pm

Welcome to both returning and new members of our challenge group!

The purpose and common activities of the group can be found in the group's description. As stated there, you are encouraged to track any and all of your BookCrossing-related challenges here by starting a new thread with your userid in the title.

If you are new to the group, please browse through earlier threads if you'd like some ideas on how to structure your challenge. This is the link to the 2019 group:
http://www.librarything.com/groups/bookcrossing2019red4

Please introduce yourself here and tell us about your goals for the year!

2SqueakyChu
Dic 11, 2019, 11:52pm

He everyone! I'm SqueakyChu both here and on BookCrossing.

I will follow this main thread, but I do not want to make a separate thread because I will have my own thread on the 75 Books Challenge group when it goes up for 2020. In addition, I maintain a thread for the TIOLI Challenges in the 75 Books Challenge group. I don't want a third thread, but I do want to keep in touch with all of you BookCrossers here on LT.

Goals for 2020?

Well, I would like to read 75 books next year. I would also like to continue to register and release as many BookCrossing books as I can. This has become so easy because not only do I maintain my own Little Free Library which is an OBCZ in Rockville, Maryland, but my husband has taken up the hobby of building Little Free Libraries and giving them away! Four of the eight that he has built so far are also stewarded by BookCrossers. It will be a fun 2020 for all of us.

3Amaryllys
Dic 12, 2019, 10:39am

I'm Lamilla on BC. Working on formulating my goals for the year now

4mathgirl40
Dic 12, 2019, 8:31pm

>2 SqueakyChu: >3 Amaryllys: Glad to have you both back!

5soffitta1
Dic 14, 2019, 9:46am

I am Soffitta1 on both sites. I am a fast reader, but my new role at work eats into my reading time! I plan on reading about 180-200 books and would hope to read at least 50 off my TBR pile. I am also doing the 1001 book challenge and would like to complete it in 2021, so I reckon I need to read at least 5 or 6 books a month for this.

6SqueakyChu
Dic 14, 2019, 10:55am

>5 soffitta1: Wow! What lofty goals! Good luck on your endeavor. Happy 2020!

7BoekenTrol71
Dic 16, 2019, 10:22am

>5 soffitta1: Did I read correctyl that you want to finish the complete 1001-list in 2021? Wow, that's an amazing goal (looking at my own progress/status at the end of this year). Good luck on this one (and your other goals as well, of course :-))

8BoekenTrol71
Dic 16, 2019, 10:30am

Hello everyone!
I'm know a s Boekentrol in the BC-community. Glad to be back for a brand new year of reading & reading goals.
Early this year I discovered audiobooks and listening to them has brought me much pleasure. It also caused a dramatic increase in my reading, of both 'normal' books, as well as 1001-books. Unlike soffitta1 I'm not nearly close to seeing the end of the list, but I hope to finish it one day.

My goals for next year will be similar to this year's:
- read books from the 1001-list
- try to read 40 off MTBR
- try to read at least 5 books over 500 pages
- try to diminish 'books in hands' with about 100 books
and last, but certainly not least:
- reading time = fun, so goals are nice, but they''ll be skipped or abandoned when they're making me feel stressed :-)

My personal challenge thread will be added closer to the year's end, when I am done with all I still need to do.

9SqueakyChu
Editado: Dic 16, 2019, 10:58am

>8 BoekenTrol71:

I used to enjoy audiobooks so much while traveling in my car. That stopped when my hearing acuity diminished as audiobooks don't go well with mi hearing aids and amplified road noise. I'm back to only paper books. .I even got tired of e-reading.

try to read at least 5 books over 500 pages

Haha! Those are the books I mostly try to avoid reading!

10mathgirl40
Dic 24, 2019, 9:38pm

>5 soffitta1: I too am incredibly impressed with that goal. However, seeing your progress over the past few years with the 1001 books, it seems entirely achievable! We'll be cheering you on.

>8 BoekenTrol71: Good luck with your 2020 goals! I too have a bunch of books with over 500 pages on my TBR.

11mathgirl40
Dic 24, 2019, 9:49pm

I realize that I've not introduced myself yet. I've been the moderator of this group, which was originally founded by BoekenTrol71, for the past few years. I've been a BC member for almost 10 years and have made many BC friends in that time. I love science fiction, fantasy, mystery, as well as literature, both classic and modern.

My goals in 2020 are:
- read my remaining ABC books, all acquired in 2019
- read (or reread), register and release more books from my shelves
- keep up with the Favourite Book of 2019 Roundabout, in which I'm participating this year

I plan to create my new thread soon, but it might have to wait a bit, as I will be kept busy with family visits and travelling this week. Happy holidays to all!

12jessibud2
Dic 25, 2019, 6:39am

Hi. I think I joined this group last year but, like Madeline, prefer to manage only one thread, over at the 75ers group.
I do star and follow some threads here, though.

For 2020, I am going to try harder than I did this year to read almost exclusively off my own shelves, in order to keep the books moving. I would also like to reduce my Mt. TBR by at least 10 or 15 books (my Mt. TBR isn't as large as some but it's large enough that it definitely needs some whittling down!)

Happy holidays to all!

13BoekenTrol71
Dic 29, 2019, 1:55am

Good morning!
I've been struggling with my goals. Not so much the topic (I definitely want to lower MTBR significantly and have less books in hand), but more with the form in which to do that.
Do I break them down in 'year received' and then in fiction/non fiction?
Or do I do it the way I did these past years and just make a long list of my 50 oldest? I still haven't decided, so I may just try a bit of both and see where I end up, what's the easiest to maintain for me and follow for you :-)

I'll be back!

14soffitta1
Dic 29, 2019, 12:25pm

>7 BoekenTrol71: Yes! Here's hoping! I would have to reading 5-6 books a month to do it, but I reckon it is doable. It is getting harder to source books, partially because not all have versions in a language I can read, but also some are out of print or so long they are a bit scary!

15mathgirl40
Dic 29, 2019, 5:39pm

>12 jessibud2: Glad to have you back!

>13 BoekenTrol71: I'm afraid I don't have a good answer for you, as both methods have their merits. Good luck whichever one you choose!

16gypsysmom
Ene 5, 2020, 9:37pm

Nice to see lots of familiar names. I am also back in this group. It helps me so much to keep reading books I already have and not go buy or otherwise acquire books. Thanks mathgirl40 for launching the 2020 thread.

17mathgirl40
Ene 11, 2020, 7:35pm

>16 gypsysmom: You're welcome, and it's great to have you back!

18SqueakyChu
Ene 11, 2020, 7:47pm

>16 gypsysmom: I wish I could stick to the plan you have. i stopped by the public library today to see what they had that was new. Of course, i found two books I had to borrow! :D

19gypsysmom
Ene 12, 2020, 11:33am

>18 SqueakyChu: That's the plan. The reality is usually somewhat different.

20BoekenTrol71
Ene 12, 2020, 1:50pm

>19 gypsysmom: LOL!! I know the feeling!

21originalslicey
Ene 22, 2020, 6:44pm

I've posted my goals in another thread, but I'm also doing the 75 Books Challenge and ROOT challenge. Most of my reading is also dedicated to books that fulfill BookCrossing release challenges that I run (Black History Month, Women/Feminism, LGBTQ Diversity, Local books challenge).

22mathgirl40
Ene 26, 2020, 3:34pm

>21 originalslicey: Glad to see you here. I too participate in other groups, primarily the Category Challenge group.

23BoekenTrol71
Dic 6, 2020, 9:48am

>8 BoekenTrol71: I seem to have done well with my goals this year. The most wanted goal was to diminish the amount of books in the house. And at this point in time I went from 1328 in January to 1217 today. So that's 111 less. And I still have most of my current AVLs to release in December :-)

24mathgirl40
Dic 14, 2020, 10:02pm

>23 BoekenTrol71: Congratulations, that is quite the reduction!

25BoekenTrol71
Dic 17, 2020, 2:17am

>24 mathgirl40: Thank you! It feels great. Both to have read so much as well as to have reached my goal to lessen the amount of books in our home. It will never be completely bookless, but the amount was ridiculous (for our circumstances).