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Beth F.'s comments from the The Seasonal Reading Challenge group.

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21757 30.2 Sheila’s Task: One Author – Two Series

1 - Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, a Goodreads author.
4th in a series of 7.

2 - Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, a Goodreads author.
1st in a different series of 7 by the same author.

Total Points: 150
GRA: 4
21757 5.1 It’s the Latest Thing!
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

Total Points: 120
GRA: 2
21757 15.9 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Angel Be Good by Kathy Carmichael, a Goodreads author.

Total Points: 115
GRA: 2
21757 15.8 What's IndieNext?
The Gift by Cecilia Ahern
From the December 2009 list.

Total Points: 100
GRA: 1
21757 20.2 - Rookie on Top - Connie's task: The Nutcracker
Mary's Son by Darryl Nyznyk
Option 4 - last name starts with 'N'.

Total Points: 85
GRA: 1
Dec 08, 2011 10:15AM

21757 I've always considered myself a fairly average reader and I think my score reflects that.

While nursing my son, I scored 266 wpm with a 91% comprehension on the first test. And then while patting a screaming baby on the back who desperately needed to burp, I scored 200-250 wpm with only 33% comprehension, giving me an actual wpm count of around 150. Big shocker, screaming babies and comprehending what you read does not mix, ha!
21757 20.4 - Author! Author! - Valorie's task: Happy New Year!!
The Christmas Bus by Melody Carlson
Option 4 - save money/manage debt - this was a free Kindle download.

Total Points: 65
GRA: 1
21757 Seabiscuit: An American Legend was on the first list but I wanted to double check that it would work for this task. Thanks! :)
21757 30.5 - Butterflycager's task: Christmas Carolling

1 - 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Santa Shop by Tim Greaton, a Goodreads author

2 - 'Still, Still, Still' - Still Life With Murder by P.B. Ryan

Total Points: 35
Goodreads authors: 1
21757 5.3. Round Here......

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
The frames of Harry's glasses are round.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling

Total Points: 5
Nov 30, 2011 01:11PM

21757 Gayla wrote: "Congrats on the new baby, Beth! I read a ton when my kids were babies, because there was nothing else to do while nursing."

Thanks. :) And yes, nursing = reading time. They complement each other perfectly!
Nov 30, 2011 12:16PM

21757's gotten so big now I can't manage it between a full-time job and an infant. But I love trying!

Amen to Jessica's comment! I often have high hopes of finishing at the start of every new challenge but life always manages to get in the way within the first week or two and then I just try to do my best. Between my toddler, my job, and my husband (who views me reading a book as an invitation to strike up a conversation) I just can't keep up--but I do love to try!

And I'm freshly motivated this time around and especially excited to get started because my chances are a little better this time. I had a new baby at the end of October so I'm on maternity leave until the 2nd week of January. My daughter still goes to daycare (because we have to pay for it whether we use it or not) and newborns sleep a lot, so will not having to work give me a fighting chance? Heh, we'll see. Probably not, but that isn't going to stop me from feeling hopeful. :)
21757 Angel Be Good - Goodreads has both the Kindle and ebook versions at 225 pages.
21757 5.8 - S.O.N.

I, Spy? by Kate Johnson

Points Claiming: 5
Total Points: 255
21757 30.4 - Trusty Shellback

1 - Hawks Mountain by Elizabeth Sinclair, a Goodreads author.
Her initials are found in SHELLBACK.

2 - Nicholas by Elizabeth Amber, a Goodreads author.
Her last name is an approved gemstone.

Points Claiming: 30
Total Points: 250
21757 15.8 - Stormy Weather

Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler

Points Claiming: 15
Total Points: 220
21757 5.4 - 54

Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas, a Goodreads author.
341 pages

15.3 - Dead or alive

I got one of each.

1 - Delicious by Sherry Thomas, a Goodreads author.
She's living.

2 - The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
He died the same day as JFK on 11/22/1963.

15.10 Roaming Wild
The One-Armed Cook by Cynthia Stevens Graubart

264 pages -

Points Claiming: 35
Total Points: 205
Nov 15, 2011 09:16AM

21757 Jessica wrote: "Since EARTH and HEART (for Valentine's) are anagrams, how about reading two books where the titles contain words that are anagrams. For example, you could read The Pillars of the Earth..."

Ooh, I like! This is a very unique suggestion...I'm a challenge oldtimer and I can't recall having ever seen one quite like this.
21757 5.3 - It's Elemental

The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

30.3 - E-ticket Ride

I visited Fantasyland twice.

1 - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

2 - The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

Points Claiming: 35
Total Points: 170

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