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Jan 31, 2009 07:22PM

1218 Finished the Boleyn Inheritance (Philippa Gregory) for historical fiction about a historic perosnality. Those Tudors get me every time!

5 POINT TASKS
2. February Is National Library Lovers Month...Visit Your Local Library And Check Out A Book. The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness (READ: 1/12/09)

3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Romance Novel. Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts (READ: 12/22/08)

5. Pick 10 Books From Your TBR List, Put The Titles Pieces Of Paper, And Pick One Out Of A Basket Or A Hat Whatever You Can Find, And Then Read That Book. From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris (1/27/09)

8. Read A Book Whose Title Contains The Word Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday. Skipping Christmas - John Grisham (READ: 12/25/08)

9. Read A Mystery Novel. Little Brother - Cory Doctorow (READ: 1/17/09)

10. The Oscars Are In February: Read a Book you’ve Already Seen the Film To. Marley and Me - Josh Groban (READ 1/25/09)

10 POINT TASKS
1. Read a book set in China. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah (READ 1/24/09)

4. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Love, Romance, Kiss, Valentine, Cupid, Sweetheart or Heart in the Title. Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos (READ 1/25/09)

15 POINT TASKS
3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Chocolate (Or Type of Chocolate or Other Candy) In The Title, Then Eat That Kind Of Chocolate Or Candy. Chocolat - Joanne Harris (READ: 12/27/08)

4. Read A Book And Read It's Sequel. Books should be read back to back. Touching Darkness and Blue Noon (Midnighters Series, Books 2 and 3) - Scot Westerfeld (READ: 1/13/09)

6. Read A Historical Fiction Book Featuring A
Famous Historic Personality Or A Biography Of A Historical Figure. The Boleyn Inheritance - Philippa Gregory (READ 1/31/09)

25 Points:
1.Read a book set in a country with a name that starts with the first letter of your name (first / middle / last). Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel (M for Meghan and Mexico!)

3. Read a book of at least 700 pages.
Brisingr, Christopher Paolini (READ 1/24/09)

Tasks Completed: 13/33
Points: 145 / 375

Jan 31, 2009 10:31AM

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Jan 31, 2009 10:07AM

1218 Josie wrote: "I'm currently on holidays, and have over five books on the go (boredom being a very close friend)...one is [b:Pretties|24768|Pretties (Uglies, Book 2)|Scott Westerfeld|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/..."

I think the author overused those words on purpose - to show the superficiality and mindlessness of the world of the Pretties... just a thought!
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Jan 31, 2009 09:52AM

1218 I just started The Boleyn Inheritance this morning and am already on page 190ish... though I am definitely not enjoying it as much as The Other Boleyn Girl (Gregory doesn't seem to have the multiple narrator thing down quite yet), it is a fun historical fiction read. It never ceases to amaze me how RAUNCHY the Tudors were!

What kills me is that I checked out about 10 books from the library yesterday - and they all look so good - that I am racing through one to get to the next. I need to SLOW DOWN and ENJOY! :)

In my TBR stack - Graceling, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Love in the Time of Cholera... I can't wait!
Jan 31, 2009 08:31AM

1218 Megan wrote: "Meghan wrote: *sigh* Is there a job where I can just sit and read YA lit all day long??? ..."

I certainly agree with this! Sing me up too! I went to the library to get some books form the 1001 b..."



I taught two years of 6th grade English, one year of 7th/8th, and one year of all 8th grade before I became an administrator last year. And though I enjoyed it all, give me 6th and 8th graders anyday over the dreaded 7th! Hats off to all of you 7th grade teachers!!!!!
Jan 31, 2009 08:27AM

1218 Kathy wrote: "(G)Emma wrote: "Meghan, I love your description of TGDT!

I too love Looking for Alaska, have you read anymore John Green books?"

I encourage John Green fans to read [b:An Abundance of Katherines..."


I have read all of his books now, since I just finished Paper Towns at the beginning of this month. But... I am sensing that he is repeating plot lines a lot. I mean, how many times can an adolescent take a coming-of-age road trip because of a girl? :) Still good reading though!
Jan 30, 2009 01:07PM

1218 Added Like Water for Chocolate - set in MMMexico!

5 POINT TASKS
2. February Is National Library Lovers Month...Visit Your Local Library And Check Out A Book. The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness (READ: 1/12/09)

3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Romance Novel. Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts (READ: 12/22/08)

5. Pick 10 Books From Your TBR List, Put The Titles Pieces Of Paper, And Pick One Out Of A Basket Or A Hat Whatever You Can Find, And Then Read That Book. From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris (1/27/09)

8. Read A Book Whose Title Contains The Word Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday. Skipping Christmas - John Grisham (READ: 12/25/08)

9. Read A Mystery Novel. Little Brother - Cory Doctorow (READ: 1/17/09)

10. The Oscars Are In February: Read a Book you’ve Already Seen the Film To. Marley and Me - Josh Groban (READ 1/25/09)

10 POINT TASKS
1. Read a book set in China. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah (READ 1/24/09)

4. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Love, Romance, Kiss, Valentine, Cupid, Sweetheart or Heart in the Title. Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos (READ 1/25/09)

15 POINT TASKS
3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Chocolate (Or Type of Chocolate or Other Candy) In The Title, Then Eat That Kind Of Chocolate Or Candy. Chocolat - Joanne Harris (READ: 12/27/08)

4. Read A Book And Read It's Sequel. Books should be read back to back. They can be any two books from a series (not necessarily book 1 & 2) but should be read in order i.e. book 3 then book 4 not book 5 then 8. Touching Darkness and Blue Noon (Midnighters Series, Books 2 and 3) - Scot Westerfeld (READ: 1/13/09)

25 Points:
1.Read a book set in a country with a name that starts with the first letter of your name (first / middle / last). Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel (M for Meghan and Mexico!)
3. Read a book of at least 700 pages.
Brisingr, Christopher Paolini (READ 1/24/09)

Tasks Completed: 12/33
Points: 130 / 375

What are you reading? (30056 new)
Jan 29, 2009 04:58AM

1218 I am reading two books right now, both of which I wouldn't have picked up if it hadn't been for the winter challenge. One is Teacher Man A Memoir by Frank McCourt, which I am not enjoying, even though I loved Angela's Ashes and I am a teacher! I almost feel like his methods and viewpoint are so out-of-sync with what is needed in today's classroom that I can't stand it. But he does have a way with words, that man.

The other book I am reading is December by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop. Another eh. Kind of slow, and the weaving in and out of first to third person narrative makes me more than a little dizzy. Oh well.
Jan 28, 2009 02:27AM

1218 Done with "From Dead To Worse"! Thank God it was on my TBR shelf - I love that series!

5 POINT TASKS
2. February Is National Library Lovers Month...Visit Your Local Library And Check Out A Book. The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness (READ: 1/12/09)

3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Romance Novel. Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts (READ: 12/22/08)

5. Pick 10 Books From Your TBR List, Put The Titles Pieces Of Paper, And Pick One Out Of A Basket Or A Hat Whatever You Can Find, And Then Read That Book. From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris (1/27/09)

8. Read A Book Whose Title Contains The Word Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday. Skipping Christmas - John Grisham (READ: 12/25/08)

9. Read A Mystery Novel. Little Brother - Cory Doctorow (READ: 1/17/09)

10. The Oscars Are In February: Read a Book you’ve Already Seen the Film To. Marley and Me - Josh Groban (READ 1/25/09)

10 POINT TASKS
1. Read a book set in China. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah (READ 1/24/09)

4. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Love, Romance, Kiss, Valentine, Cupid, Sweetheart or Heart in the Title. Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos (READ 1/25/09)

15 POINT TASKS
3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Chocolate (Or Type of Chocolate or Other Candy) In The Title, Then Eat That Kind Of Chocolate Or Candy. Chocolat - Joanne Harris (READ: 12/27/08)

4. Read A Book And Read It's Sequel. Books should be read back to back. They can be any two books from a series (not necessarily book 1 & 2) but should be read in order i.e. book 3 then book 4 not book 5 then 8. Touching Darkness and Blue Noon (Midnighters Series, Books 2 and 3) - Scot Westerfeld (READ: 1/13/09)

25 Points:
3. Read a book of at least 700 pages.
Brisingr, Christopher Paolini (READ 1/24/09)

Tasks Completed: 11/33
Points: 105 / 375

Next Up: Like Water for Chocolate - a book set in Mexico - ny name begins with "m"!
Jan 26, 2009 03:26PM

1218 YEA!!! So exciting!

In honor of Daylight Savings Time, read a book with Hour, Clock or Time in the title.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, read a book set in MEXICO or by a Mexican author.

Honor your mother on Mother's Day - read a book that she recommends, or one you know was one of her favorites, or a book with the word "Mother" in the title.

Arbor Day is in April! Read a book with the word tree or the name of a type of tree (oak, maple, etc.) in the title.

April Fool's Day - Read a book with the words prank, joke, or hoax in the title.

Read a Young Adult Novel nominated for the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in Young Adult Literature. Find a list of current and past nominees/winners at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz


Jan 25, 2009 06:03PM

1218 Added Marley and Me for my "movie I've Already Seen" Book. And yes, I cried at both the movie AND the book!

5 POINT TASKS
2. February Is National Library Lovers Month...Visit Your Local Library And Check Out A Book. The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness (READ: 1/12/09)

3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Romance Novel. Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts (READ: 12/22/08)

8. Read A Book Whose Title Contains The Word Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday. Skipping Christmas - John Grisham (READ: 12/25/08)

9. Read A Mystery Novel. Little Brother - Cory Doctorow (READ: 1/17/09)

10. The Oscars Are In February: Read a Book you’ve Already Seen the Film To. Marley and Me - Josh Groban (READ 1/25/09)

10 POINT TASKS
1. Read a book set in China. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah (READ 1/24/09)

4. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Love, Romance, Kiss, Valentine, Cupid, Sweetheart or Heart in the Title. Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos (READ 1/25/09)

15 POINT TASKS
3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Chocolate (Or Type of Chocolate or Other Candy) In The Title, Then Eat That Kind Of Chocolate Or Candy. Chocolat - Joanne Harris (READ: 12/27/08)

4. Read A Book And Read It's Sequel. Books should be read back to back. They can be any two books from a series (not necessarily book 1 & 2) but should be read in order i.e. book 3 then book 4 not book 5 then 8. Touching Darkness and Blue Noon (Midnighters Series, Books 2 and 3) - Scot Westerfeld (READ: 1/13/09)

25 Points:
3. Read a book of at least 700 pages.
Brisingr, Christopher Paolini (READ 1/24/09)

Tasks Completed: 10/33
Points: 100 / 375

Next Up: How do we feel about Sookie Stackhouse having a mental handicap? I would say her mind-reading skills have DEFINITELY handicapped her in some aspects. What do you think? (Really, I'm just dying to read From Dead to Worse and can't figure out what category I can fit it in!!!!)

Jan 25, 2009 12:16PM

1218 Read Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos, for 10 points!

5 POINT TASKS
2. February Is National Library Lovers Month...Visit Your Local Library And Check Out A Book. The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness (READ: 1/12/09

3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Romance Novel. Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts (READ: 12/22/08)

8. Read A Book Whose Title Contains The Word Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday. Skipping Christmas - John Grisham (READ: 12/25/08)

9. Read A Mystery Novel. Little Brother - Cory Doctorow (READ: 1/17/09)

10 POINT TASKS
1. Read a book set in China. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah (READ 1/24/09)

4. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Love, Romance, Kiss, Valentine, Cupid, Sweetheart or Heart in the Title. Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos (READ 1/25/09)

15 POINT TASKS
3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Chocolate (Or Type of Chocolate or Other Candy) In The Title, Then Eat That Kind Of Chocolate Or Candy. Chocolat - Joanne Harris (READ: 12/27/08)

4. Read A Book And Read It's Sequel. Books should be read back to back. They can be any two books from a series (not necessarily book 1 & 2) but should be read in order i.e. book 3 then book 4 not book 5 then 8. Touching Darkness and Blue Noon (Midnighters Series, Books 2 and 3) - Scot Westerfeld (READ: 1/13/09)

25 Points:
3. Read a book of at least 700 pages.
Brisingr, Christopher Paolini (READ 1/24/09)

Tasks Completed: 9/33
Points: 95 / 375

Jan 24, 2009 02:05PM

1218 Newest addition: Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah for my 10-point task #1 (Read a book set in China or written by a Chinese author). Quick read!

5 POINT TASKS
2. February Is National Library Lovers Month...Visit Your Local Library And Check Out A Book. The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness (READ: 1/12/09

3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Romance Novel. Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts (READ: 12/22/08)

8. Read A Book Whose Title Contains The Word Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday. Skipping Christmas - John Grisham (READ: 12/25/08)

9. Read A Mystery Novel. Little Brother - Cory Doctorow (READ: 1/17/09)

10 POINT TASKS
1. Read a book set in China. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah

15 POINT TASKS
3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Chocolate (Or Type of Chocolate or Other Candy) In The Title, Then Eat That Kind Of Chocolate Or Candy. Chocolat - Joanne Harris (READ: 12/27/08)

4. Read A Book And Read It's Sequel. Books should be read back to back. They can be any two books from a series (not necessarily book 1 & 2) but should be read in order i.e. book 3 then book 4 not book 5 then 8. Touching Darkness and Blue Noon (Midnighters Series, Books 2 and 3) - Scot Westerfeld (READ: 1/13/09)

25 Points:
3. Read a book of at least 700 pages.
Brisingr, Christopher Paolini (1/24/09)

Tasks Completed: 8/33
Points: 85 / 375
Jan 24, 2009 03:56AM

1218 UPDATE:
Finished Brisingr for my 700+ page book. My new summary is below!

5 POINT TASKS
2. February Is National Library Lovers Month...Visit Your Local Library And Check Out A Book. The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness (READ: 1/12/09

3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Romance Novel. Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts (READ: 12/22/08)

8. Read A Book Whose Title Contains The Word Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday. Skipping Christmas - John Grisham (READ: 12/25/08)

9. Read A Mystery Novel. Little Brother - Cory Doctorow (READ: 1/17/09)

15 POINT TASKS
3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Chocolate (Or Type of Chocolate or Other Candy) In The Title, Then Eat That Kind Of Chocolate Or Candy. Chocolat - Joanne Harris (READ: 12/27/08)

4. Read A Book And Read It's Sequel. Books should be read back to back. They can be any two books from a series (not necessarily book 1 & 2) but should be read in order i.e. book 3 then book 4 not book 5 then 8. Touching Darkness and Blue Noon (Midnighters Series, Books 2 and 3) - Scot Westerfeld (READ: 1/13/09)

25 Points:
3. Read a book of at least 700 pages.
Brisingr, Christopher Paolini (1/24/09)

Tasks Completed: 7/33
Points: 75 / 375
Jan 22, 2009 12:22PM

1218 Jamie wrote: "If it weren't for this site..and this group..i would have never found some AMAZING books:

[b:The Thirteenth Tale A Novel|40440|The Thirteenth Tale A Novel|Diane Setterfield|http://photo.goodread..."


Love is a Mix tape - I have never heard of this before, Jamie - it looks so good, I have already reserved a copy at the library! Oooo, someone nominate this for our love book for February! (or has this group already read it- forgive me, I'm new!)
Jan 21, 2009 11:00AM

1218 YES! I love David Sedaris - he is absolutely hilarious!

Knife of Never Letting Goby Patrick Ness
The Person Below Me (9020 new)
Jan 21, 2009 09:54AM

1218 No way! I am a teacher, and weekends are the best part of that profession!

The person below me reads more than one book at a time.
Jan 21, 2009 06:40AM

1218 *voted*
Jan 21, 2009 06:35AM

1218 Hey all - so excited to find GR and such an active group! I am currently in the middle of two books, both of which I'll be counting for the Winter Challenge - Brisingr and Teacher Man. I have to keep two books going, one for the house and one for the car (in case I get stuck waiting at the doctor's, or in line at the store, or at a red light... LOL!).

Thanks for starting such a great group! I look forward to getting to know you!
Jan 21, 2009 06:33AM

1218 I have so many! I too keep a quote journal, though they are not all from books. Here's two of my favorite "literary" ones...

"Well," said Casy, "for anybody else it was a mistake, but if you think it was a sin—then it's a sin. A fella builds his own sins right up from the groun'." - Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath

"Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey." - Conroy, Prince of Tides



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