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Aug 31, 2010 07:07PM

21757 LAUREL - Post 3053

25.5 Fave genres and why
a Third Girl by Agatha Christie - detective fiction is my favorite genre because it's full of puzzles and makes you really think. Plus you don't have to know forensic science techniques to figure out the criminal.

b Times 100: heroes and inspirations by the editors of Time - histor is my second fave genre because the past has so much influence on our lives. It's impossible to make changes or improvements in life without knowing what happened or was discovered in the past. And you needn't look beyond our current recession to understand how mistakes repeat themselves when you don't remember them.

Task 25.5 also requires your review for each book.

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Aug 31, 2010 04:28PM

21757 What's a fair way to evaluate minimum page requirements for the various types of ebooks?
Aug 31, 2010 04:21PM

21757 southpaw285 wrote: "This will be my first challenge. I think southpaw285 should work for my readerboard name."

Definitely works. Welcome to the group!
21757 Meghan wrote: "Liz wrote: "Does this work for B?
Sink Reflections Flylady's Babystep Guide to Overcoming Chaos by Marla Cilley"

Considering she looks like a drawing of a "person". However the wings and ..."

Meghan's decision stands.
General Questions (163 new)
Aug 31, 2010 04:19PM

21757 Melissa W wrote: "I need an answer on two books that I want to do for 30.6. Can somebody say if they are okay?"

The moderators are giving Kiri until tomorrow to reserve posts 2 and 3 in the correct Task Help thread.
Aug 31, 2010 02:17PM

21757 Lauren wrote: "Hey! My name is Lauren. I am 27 and live in CT but work in Ma. I just graduated with my Ph.D. in chemistry and I am looking forward to my new job as a laboratory instructor in chemistry. This seems..."

Welcome to the group, Lauren (from South Windham CT)!

There is another Lauren (from Milford CT) participating in the Challenge so you'll need to decide what you want your Readerboard name to be.

Read posts 1 & 2 in the Readerboard Names thread and post your choice there.
Aug 31, 2010 02:14PM

21757 Jenger wrote: "Hey,
I'm Jenger and this will be my first challenge. I've always been an avid reader but the last few years, with my job becoming so stressful, I've pretty much stuck to light mysteries and chick ..."

Welcome to the group, Jenger!
Aug 31, 2010 02:11PM

21757 Carla wrote: "I think I'm the only Carla - so I'll stick with that if that works.

That's fine. Welcome to the group!
Aug 31, 2010 02:10PM

21757 Terri Fl wrote: "I was Terri Fl on the readerboard and just went ahead and changed my profile so it says that anyway rather than just 'Terri'. Hope that helps!"

Yes, helps a lot. Thanks!
Aug 31, 2010 02:46AM

21757 Bohemienne wrote: "This is the first challenge for BOHEMIENNE!"

You participated in the Spring Challenge, so it's your second challenge.
Aug 31, 2010 02:37AM

21757 Melanie wrote: "I think I'm the only Melanie here:-)

I'm filling in my tasks for the Summer SRC (my first challenge)"

Welcome, Melanie!
21757 New post in Goodreads Feedback group:
message 1: by Otis, Chief Architect (new) 3 hours, 23 min ago
I'd love to hear feedback from those who create and participate in the many challenges that go in in the groups. We are thinking of building out more structured support for them, and I want to make sure I don't miss anything!

What I'm thinking is something along these lines:
- We let members and moderators create challenges/achievments. These have several flavors:
- Time based (eg read 100 books this year, etc)
- Number based (eg read 80 books around the world). For these you just have to read a certain number of books that meet a certain criteria.
- Book based, where the member has to read all the books in a certain set of books (eg all mark twains definitive works, top 100 scifi books). The possibilities are endless here, and we'd want a good curation system to create quality challenges for public consumption. But we'd also have some private ones that could just be for a certain group.
- Anyone who finishes a challenge gets a little badge on their profile (with controls to show which ones you want).
- Anyone participating in a challenge gets a progress bar on their profile (again with controls to show which ones you want). This lets you show off that you are "85% done with reading 100 books in 2010", etc. I see many people doing this ad-hoc around the site.
- Any group can have private achievements/challenges
- There will be a section of curated (somehow!) challenges/achievements that anyone can participate in.

This is a very early stage idea obviously, but would love feedback on how you've used challenges in the past, if this would work for all of them, and anything else you can think of. Please keep your feedback to high-level, let's not get lost in the details of a feature that is still being flushed out.

0.0 Fit This Book (136 new)
Aug 30, 2010 06:35PM

21757 10.9 If you learned something from it
21757 Sara ♥ wrote: "New Completed Tasks:

Task 10.6 - Character Discrimination - The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (8/25/10)

Task 15.1 - Old/Borrowed (This book was my grandma's whe..."

Sara ♥, You need to include Task numbers with the Goodreads Authors.
21757 Lauren wrote: "I believe I should have 545 points, not 525.

I have completed the following tasks according to my records:

5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.9, 5.10, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,..."

Fixed ... missed 20.8

It helps if you put a blank line between tasks, instead of doing this:
10.2: The ____ Who ___: The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun. First book I read in this series- it kept me entertained during a long flight!

15.3 Books and Blogs: I don't follow any blogs, so I used one that someone else already claimed to direct me. I read At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks. Here is the link to the blog:
My review: It was not my favorite Nicholas Sparks book. I seem to be in a slump where I am not really enjoying much of what I read at the moment - nothing is drawing me in. I had an especially tough time getting into this. I didn't really like the character of Lexie - she was whiny and hard to relate to, while Jeremy was overdramatic about everything! Once I got past the first half, the second half really picked up for me, and I was crying by the end.
20.8 B+N Classics: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

General Questions (163 new)
Aug 30, 2010 10:04AM

21757 we won't know the highest possible score until after midnight tomorrow when we see how many more players finish the challenge
21757 Rachel wrote: "Tasks completed in August SO FAR: 240 (through July) + 240 (August so far) = 480 points so far

5.01 HEAT WAVE “Sun and Shadow” Åke Edwardson
5.07 I CONFESS THAT IN 1901… “Riding ..."

Please put your Readerboard name at the top of your posts.

Aug 30, 2010 02:16AM

21757 Malinda wrote: "I am not sure how to fix this. It looks as if I am missing the Review for the 2nd book?

pjreads wrote: "MALINDA - post 2490

"25.5 - Helen's Task - Share the Summer Love

Favorite genre: Fan..."

Yes, that post did not include a review for Secrets of a Proper Lady.

You need to do a new post for this task in the Completed Tasks thread -- with all the information and links you previously posted plus the review for the second book.
Aug 30, 2010 02:12AM

21757 Welcome to the group, AMBERM, STACYCT, ELAINE!
You'll be on the board in the next update.
Aug 29, 2010 06:56PM

21757 CAUTION: Books picked from lists must meet all The Rules of the Challenge.
Example: Where the Wild Things Are is a children's picture book. If you want to read this book, you must also read an adult book on the list with a minimum of 100 pages or other children's picture books on the list (if there are any) to total 500 pages.

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