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Jun 11, 2014 02:16PM

1225 Pam wrote: "I'm reading Wonder. It was recommended by a friend who teaches fifth grade. I'm not very far in yet but it's very good. It's about a boy who was born with a facial deformity and ..."

That was such an amazing story! There's been a recent 60ish page release titled The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story, giving Julian's perspective.
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Jun 08, 2014 04:50PM

1225 Woot! Woot!
Jun 07, 2014 04:39PM

1225 Janice wrote: "Amber wrote: "I'm not gonna lie: I feel quite accomplished, having completed 2 levels of the challenge. I'm in awe of everyone who's blasted through even more levels."

You and me both. I really d..."

*pat pat* :)
Jun 07, 2014 01:22PM

1225 I'm not gonna lie: I feel quite accomplished, having completed 2 levels of the challenge. I'm in awe of everyone who's blasted through even more levels.
Jun 06, 2014 09:07PM

1225 Geez Louise! I finally finished my straggler and completed the Mickey level! I've spent the last month packing, moving, unpacking, and unpacking some more, and was starting to wonder if I'd ever get back to my books!
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May 11, 2014 07:00AM

1225 I just snagged The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism from audible. It's the daily deal today and only $0.99.
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May 11, 2014 06:58AM

1225 Rodrigo25 wrote: "I just bought Pet Sematary
It's the first book that I read by Stephen King, hopefully I'll enjoy it"

That was my first Stephen King book also, but that was about 20 years ago. I hope you enjoy it; King is an awesome storyteller!
1225 Wow Debra! Awesome job on your challenge so far! And a bunch of great titles in the mix. :)
1225 Hopefully it's working! My goal was to use books as they cropped up in my schedule rather than looking for new ones to fit the challenge. It's mostly worked, with a couple exceptions. :)
1225 Judy, I love the way you've connected your titles! So clever! I'm not going to lie. . . I kind of wish I'd thought of it myself. ;)
May 01, 2014 12:40PM

1225 Janice wrote: "I've really enjoyed all the pictures!"

The inclusion of library photos was an awesome idea Janice!
Apr 27, 2014 01:33PM

1225 Janice wrote: "Thanks Amber. Your library is beautiful. I had to click on the slideshow link to see the pictures though.

Is anyone else having issues seeing pictures?"

I was able to see my pictures in my preview, but they were gone when I posted, as were everyone else's.
Apr 27, 2014 09:00AM

1225 Janice, I edited my post and score to include my pictures (message #).
Apr 23, 2014 06:04PM

1225 I read The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family

Genre - 0 points
Author - 1 point (GR author)
Title - 4 points ('Librarian' in title)
Cover - 0 points
Setting - 0 points
Pages - 1 point (291 pages)

Looked up two words ('effrontery' and 'apostasy') - 2 points
Fours Fs in the title - 4 points
Pictures of library - 15 points

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This is the front of our library (please excuse the reflection of a parking pass in my windshield).

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This is a shot of the back of the library, which is also the main entrance. I was there hours before they opened. . . The lot is not normally empty! :)

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Here's a close-up of the lions protecting the front of the building, Sawyer and Harris. Their names are carved into the building behind each of them, but I'm not sure you can see that in this shot.

Total score: 27 points
Mar 16, 2014 11:55AM

1225 All this talk of the glue stick almost makes me want to read a different book for a lower score! ;)
Mar 15, 2014 06:08PM

1225 I read Mandatory Release Mandatory Release by Jess Riley

Genre - 0
Author - 0
Title - 1 (starts with M)
Cover - 4 (has green on it)
Pages - 1 (294 pages)
Bonus - 2 (female author)

Total - 8 points
Mar 15, 2014 08:24AM

1225 Janice wrote: "Congratulations, Amber. The Badge Fairy has struck.

That's a better name than Meanie. :)"

I really like that you're giving out badges after sections for this year's challenge. I already feel like I've accomplished more than I did last year! :)
Mar 14, 2014 03:48PM

1225 Tejas Janet wrote: "Those both look good. Boy's Life especially... whose title takes me straight back to my childhood in the 1960s when my 2 brothers received the scouting magazine by that same name. Another one for m..."

Just wait until you read it! The 60s were before my time, but I felt like I was living them while reading this book. I love it when a book can completely transplant you into the story. I hope you enjoy it! (I should mention that we are currently reading it in Books Stephen King Recommends, the GR group created by Debra and Almeta who are 'members' here at YLTO. A bunch of other YLTO 'members' are participants in that group as well.)
Mar 14, 2014 03:17PM

1225 Tejas Janet wrote: "Hello Amber, I just popped by to say I like your challenge heading... Amber's Chain Gang. Clever :)

Also, what was your favorite book so are for this challenge?"

Thanks! So far, I'd have to say that Boy's Life has been my favorite, with Night Film taking a close second. They were two very different stories, but both sucked me in until the very end.
Mar 14, 2014 03:12PM

1225 Judy wrote: "Wow, you are mowing down those books, Amber. Nice job."

Thanks! I'm making much better progress than I anticipated. :)
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