2017 50 Book Challenge

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  1. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    113. The Gods of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs 1913

    Our hero John Carter returns to Mars. He is deposited near the temple of Mars' deity, a little old mean nasty cannibal lady. He collaborates with the mighty green men (Mars' marines), the red men from Helium, and a race of black men called the First Born to expose the supposed goddess and show she is a mere human. It will be interesting to see what effect toppling the world's religion will have on the planet going forward.

    And there's a good cliff hanger at the end of the book. Might revise my 4 corner strategy.

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    What's the 4 corner strategy Steve?
     


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    Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Louis L'Amour
    Airplane thrillers
    List books

    I should pick up some more list books, but with 50 others waiting on the bedroom floor it's hard to get motivated.
     


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    Ah. I hadn't noticed that pattern.

    I have 2 unread books on my bedside table, 5 more on my bedroom drawers, around 10 on the coffee table in the living room, and somewhere between 50-100 in various bookshelves around the place. If I never buy or borrow another book, I still don't think I'll live long enough to get through them all.
     


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    That's only like 2 years worth?
     


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    Similar situation, would say I have at least 100 books unread on book shelves. Doubt I will get through them before I die. There is probably a reason many of them sit there gathering dust.

    On a happier note, I feel I am in good health, I am of extremely young age and a nice package with several list books and Edgar Rice Burroughs are incoming from Amazon, my preferred pusher.

    Just so overwhelmed with work these days, I am worrying I will fail to reach that juicy 100 target.
     


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    I should show you a photo some time. Some of them are real door-stops, some are fairly hefty science books etc. I exaggerate a bit, of course, but it's a lot more than 2 years. A lot of them have been sitting there more than 10 years already.
     


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    Wasn't aware you were a Burrough-a-phile, Clock....

    When I was reading books from the library I'd keep around 10. The books were my Dad's....

    114. The Warlord of Mars 1913 Edgar Rice Burroughs

    A new race of fierce Martians is discovered. They are yellow and hirsute. They live at the North Pole, and have a giant magnet. The magnet is used to disarm unsuspecting enemies, who are then enslaved.

    John Carter's princess Dejah Thoris has been imprisoned there as well as her grandfather and father. He disables the device, and rescues all concerned. He is named Jeddak of Jeddaks (chief of chiefs) and Warlord of Mars for his efforts.

    Really liked the book.

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    Never read Edgar Rice before but I have heard he is on the list. And I like to read classic adventure / crime.
     


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    I channel my inner Oli and ditch anything I haven't read after 2 years (except Dostoevsky)
     


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    The first Tarzan book is.
     


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    I definitely do not have an inner Oli. Nothing minimalist in my impulsive nature.
     


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    Work hard.

    Party hard.
     


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    Dunno about that "work" bit ...
     


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    115. Thuvia, Maid of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs 1916

    Thuvia has played minor parts in prior books but here she is the heroine, along with Carthoris, son of John Carter. She has been stolen by a prince rival to her betrothed and to Carthoris. During the ensuing swashbuckling, she falls in love with Carter's son. Seeing this, her fiancee releases her from her vows.

    Our hero and heroine are now free to mate, which I assume they do right vigorously.

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