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~* The 250 Book Challenge *~

What it says in the title! I challenge you to read 250 books in a year. Think you can do it? Get reading!


The Rules:


1. You have between August 1st 2013 (00:00am GMT), and July 31st 2014 (at 11:59pm GMT) to read 250 books. There are smaller milestones for those of us who can’t/won’t reach the 250 mark, and to help participants feel like they’re getting somewhere.


2. You can join at any time during the year, but you still only have until July 31st 2014 to reach the target! You can start straight away, we'll try and add you as soon as possible, if you've been left off the list or your username is misspelled, feel free to shoot a PM towards this account or one of the thread mods (mods names are in the sig).


3. Books that you've read and finished before your join date do not count, even if you join after August 1st. (E.g. you join on 3rd Sept - you can only count books from 3rd September onwards).


4. Reply to this thread once you've finished a book with the code below. You can, if you like, give a short review and/or a rating, but please don't reveal spoilers as others may not have read it.


5. If you've just started a book, or are half way through one when you begin the challenge, then that will count towards your total.


6. The only books that do not count are textbooks, or books with less than 100 pages. So you can read children books (provided they meet the 100 page mark), young adult, biographies etc. Any genre is accepted. Manga is only accepted if it's 500 pages or more. Online unpublished fiction (not fanfiction) is allowed if it has 20,000 words or more (please post the link to the story and the number of words, however if the story could be considered unsuitable for minors post the link to either this account or freddyness via PM).


7. Re-reads count, though I would prefer it if you label them as such (just for the records). Each time you re-read a book it counts as a point.


8. Participants are listed below, with their current book count next to their usernames.


9. There is no way to prove or disprove you've read the books you say you have, so please, I ask that you be honest (^^) I will, however usually check the page length of books - someone's gotta keep an eye on you lot!


10. Get reading and have fun! *shoos you*


11. This is a new rule, we want a summary of the book you read in less than 100 words. but more than 10 words.


[b]Book Number:[/b]
[b]Number Of Pages:[/b]
[b]Book Title:[/b]
[b]Rating:[/b] (optional)
[b]Review:[/b] (optional)




Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages:500

Book Title: Go Dog Go!

Author: P.D. Eastman

Summary: This book entails a story of a dog that runs, the dog is the main character of this story and the author expresses how the dogs feels beautiful. (Never read this book before in my life; but you catch my drift)

Rating: 5/5

Review: --


Here is a banner for the competition, feel free to use it to advertise the challenge.


user posted image Made by nepenthe.catharsis.



Many people got busy over the duration of the challenge, so to help new budding readers when you reach one of our milestones they will be a graphic given to you marking your commitment.
































Q: My name/full book number is not on the list.

A: Everything after an update won't be on the list until the next update. However, if there has been an update and you notice something still missing, either repost or PM the project account.


Q: Can I post books even though I'm not on the list yet?

A: If you posted a sign up post, you can start counting books as soon as you finish them.


Q: Can I count comic books when they have less than 500 pages but are part of a series?

A: In this case, if you can reach 500 pages by adding several books of the same series, it will count. Example of what you can post as the title: The Walking Dead vol. 1-4.


Q: What counts as a re-read?

A: Any book that you've read more than once during the challenge.

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~* The 250 Book Challenge *~


Updated up to this post.




Join Date - Name - Books So Far


12/10/13 - a5t100

16/09/13 - allimari

07/04/14 - AshCola


29/08/13 - Beldarius - 1


06/09/13 - car340

28/07/13 - catstaff - 250

30/07/13 - CherryTheCat15

09/08/13 - Corvidae


03/08/13 - Dream_Dragon - 156

20/10/13 - DustyBelle - 155


15/08/13 - Eeenton

05/08/13 - Emeraldmay


03/08/13 - Flaviel - 5

07/09/13 - flitzthesoulreaper

28/07/13 - frostine18 - 4


28/07/13 - girlfairy76 - 3


08/08/13 - heavenuniasus - 1

28/12/13 - Hexik

01/12/13 - HorseChick


18/08/13 - IvoryDragon432 - 3


29/07/13 - Jennie - 66


16/11/13 - kingcobra2018


15/09/13 - Lady_Lunevis - 3

11/09/13 - Le_Dragon - 6

27/08/13 - Lemon Crisis - 3

06/09/13 - Little-Star - 10


25/08/13 - Melisande - 1

28/04/13 - mesmerizer

04/08/13 - milkaq66 - 14


28/07/13 - Nimrodel - 29


19/09/13 - Princess GLG

18/09/13 - purplehaze


28/07/13 - Raistlin24 - 45

03/08/13 - Ramica - 79

06/08/13 - Raven301 - 32

02/08/13 - Red_Rose87 - 40

05/08/13 - rumor33


15/09/13 - SanguineWolf - 20

01/03/14 - Shadoe666 - 103

06/04/14 - Shelybear - 7

02/08/13 - siliconrose - 17

06/08/13 - snoesiepoes - 4

03/12/13 - sparkle10184 - 11

28/12/13 - Starlitt

24/08/13 - stellalala - 5

28/07/12 - Suklaademoni - 8


27/08/13 - Tatrina - 3

13/11/13 - Trisinity - 1

08/08/13 - tsukinaka


14/04/14 - walkinslow - 5


01/08/13 - XiaoChibi - 4


07/09/13 - Zovesta - 1

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Sign me up again!


Although I expect I'll be doing a lot more re-reads this year than last year, lol. My book budget for the next several months (if not the year) is going to be dedicated to replacing those books that got destroyed (water damage) in shipping when I moved a few weeks back. *grumbles*

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Sign me up! I got tons of books and a library. Yes 250 books in a year. I think I'll even read more and put them up.

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Sign me up, please! I don't think I'll make it to 250 (I'm going to have a pretty busy year) but I'll try to read as much books as I can and this seems like a fun challenge. biggrin.gif

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I'd love to sign up! I run a book review blog so might as well put all those books I have read anyways to good use.

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 296

Book Title: Warriors: Fading Echoes

Author: Erin Hunter

Summary: Ivypaw trains in the Dark Forest and gets even more jealous of her sister while Lionblaze, Dovepaw, and Jayfeather find out that the force they're fighting in the prophecy is the Dark Forest. Dovepaw visits Tigerheart at night while Ivypaw tells Firestar a "dream" that Blackstar would take their territory and they fight ShadowClan, resulting in Firestar losing a life and Lionblaze killing Russetfur.

Rating: 5/5

Review: I loved this book! Well I love every book I read, but I like how Dovepaw and Ivypaw always get mad at eachother (Sissy fights!) I like word fighting, lol.


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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 348

Book Title: Shudder

Author: Samantha Durante

Summary: The sequel to Stitch, Alessa and Isaac are on the run from monsters who want their blood, and have started their search for the rebel base outside the only place they've ever known, Paragon.

Rating: 4/5

Review: Click Here


(The reviews I write are under the name "Red" on my book blog)

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Sign me up again. I know I didn't make it last year, and may not even this year - between work and busy schedule I don't get to read as much as I like but see if I can do better then last year.

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 377

Book Title:The Boy From Reactor 4

Author: Orest Stelmach

Summary: Nadia Tesla is caught up in her fathers's past, and goes on a treasure hunting trip in Eastern Europe which could mean the difference between fortune and fatality.

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 248

Book Title: The Mystery of Tally-Ho Cottage

Author: Enid Blyton

Summary: The Five Find-Outers (and Dog) set their brains to work again as the tenants of Tally-Ho cottage disappear with a priceless painting! Can they solve the mystery this time?

Rating: -

Review: -


Am I allowed to post this? I mean, I joined yesterday but my name's not on the list yet, so...


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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 345

Book Title: Scrapped Princess 9: Kemono-hime no Rhapsody

Author: Sakaki Ichiro

Summary: Pacifica, Raquel and Shannon are travelling to Giatt when their ship capsizes. They arrive upon a strange island run by the third imperial princess of Giatt, nicknamed "The Beast Princess", and the military force Scarlet.

Rating: 4.5/5

Review: Finally as of book 9, Scrapped Princess is seriously getting into the plot. It's a relief that they're starting to reveal more things about the world and important characters, and it's obvious that things are finally coming to a head, albeit one that is still four books away.


(BTW, just as a clarification, this isn't manga, it's a light novel. Mostly text with less than ten full-page illustrations.)

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Book Number: 2

Number Of Pages: 260

Book Title: After Ever After

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick

Summary: Jeffrey Alper, the Boy Who Had Cancer, is in remission and is now an eighth grader. As he goes through eighth grade, he learns a lot of new things and discovers how to live his life.

Rating: -

Review: -

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 445

Book Title: Steife Prise (original engl.Titel:Snuff)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Summary: Commander Samuel Mumm (Vimes in orig.) is forced by his wife to take a holiday at the countryside.But because he can't stop beeing a cop, he soon discovers and solves a case of murder,kidnapping and even slave trading

Rating: (optional) 5/5

Review: (optional) oh, well,it's a typical Pratchett.Funny to the core and quite detailed.It helps a lot if one is familiar with the disc world scenery already.

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 448

Book Title: Time Riders 2 - Day of the Predator

Author: Alex Scarrow

Summary: Liam is sent to the future to prevent the death of a boy who heavily influenced the inventor of the first time machine. Suddenly, because of a mistake, a time window to the past is opened and Liam finds himself surrounded by dinosaurs.

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