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Feb 02, 2009 09:16AM

1218 Read Graceling for a book written by a first-time author - and what a first novel it was! If you like fantasy, I HIGHLY recommend it.

Also finished Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, a book I started at my cousin's house when I was there for Thanksgiving but never finished - since we left! It also was great!

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)

6. Read A Book By A New, First Time Author. Graceling by Kristin Cashore (2/2/09)

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 Grogan - not Groban, LOL (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!)

2. Read a book that you have started but never finished. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist - Cohn/Levithan (2/1/09)

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

Tasks Completed: 15/33
Points: 175 / 375
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

What are you reading? (30020 new)
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!
What are you reading? (30020 new)
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? (30020 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!


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