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100 Books in 366 Days – Post Goal

Books

Books (Photo credit: henry…)

Now that I’ve reached my goal of reading one hundred books in 366 days, I figured it was time to relax a bit.  I’m not going to stop reading, but now the count will be a bit different.

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100 Books In 366 Days – A Quirk

A curious little thing happened tonight when I was doing a  little reading.  I was reading one book that Goodreads.com lists as having 256 pages.  I stopped on page 48.  A little while later, I picked up another book that I have been intending to read.  I read that book for a bit, stopping on page 48.  It just so happens that Goodreads.com lists that book as having 256 pages.

Two books, both 256 pages, and I stopped reading both at page 48.

Freaky.

100 Books in 366 Days – Bookshelves Explained

Bibliographies at the University Library of Graz

Bibliographies at the University Library of Graz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyone who had been following my 100 books in 366 days probably has drifted over to my Goodreads.com page.  And, undoubtedly, you probably have seen the shear number of different book categories that I have represented as bookshelves.  Given the shear number of bookshelves on there, I thought I would explain what some of them are.

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100 Books in 366 Days – The Gameplan

Jester reading a book

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Yesterday, I announced my intention of reading 100 books this calendar year.  Assuming that there is no validity to the Mayan Calendar doom and gloom prophesy (which: A) doesn’t actually predict doom and gloom, and B) really just is not going to happen), that means that I will need to average completing a book every 3.66 days (since this is a leap year… wonder if the Mayans figured those in).

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Friday Finds – Books

This week, we focus on the literary world with some suggestions for summer reading.

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel – Michio Kaku – Have you ever watched a science fiction movie and wondered, “Is that really possible.”  This book tackles a lot of the sci-fi conventions from a scientific standpoint.  In spite of some really heady topics, Kaku manages to keep the high science manageable to readers who do not necessarily have a degree in quantum mechanics.

Marley & Me: Love and Life with the World’s Worst Dog – John Grogan – A touching story about Marley and the Grogans, as much about the growth of their family as it is about Marley’s misadventures.  Anyone who has ever had a beloved pet will undoubtedly relate to this book.

Field Guide to the Apocalypse: Movie Survival Skills for the End of the World   – Meghann Marco – Written in the same vein as the Worst Case Scenario books, Marco takes a look at what it would take to survive a number of different end of the world scenarios suggested by the movies.  Marco mixes speculation, information, and humor skillfully.

Hunt at the Well of Eternity – “Gabriel Hunt” – In a review on Goodreads, I described this book at the literary equivalent of a Pixie Stick.  This book, the first of the series, is not a masterpiece, but is a good, fun, fast read that is perfect for summer reading.

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