(member since Nov 29, 2009)
The Golden Egg
works for A, I think?
30.2 Dlmrose's Task: Dig in!
2) Read a book with an archaeologist or paleontologist as a main character. I read Wings of Refuge
. Lynn Austin
is a ******Goodreads Author **********. Two of the main characters, and many of the lesser ones, are archaeologists. The 2 main ones are Hannah Rahov and Ari Barak.
3) Read a book by an author named Sue or any variation of the name Susan as identified by Behind the Name. Ex. Susanna Kearsley, Sue Monk Kidd, Suzette Haden Elgin
I read The Shadowy Horses
The author, Susanna Kearsley
is a ****Goodreads Author ***** and her name is a variation of the name Sue and used in the examples above.
Books read: 37
Tasks completed: 25
GR authors: 19
Big Books: 1(500)
pages read: 2405
This is it for me for this challenge! A new high, embarrassingly enough. Congrats to all the finishers, and thanks as always to the amazing mods!!
5.8 - Violet: Barely Visible
I read The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
, which is 396 pp. This books was approved on the help thread.
Books read: 35
tasks completed: 22
GR Authors: 17
Big Books: 1(500)
pages read: 11,576
Kristina Simon (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Cindie wrote: "How is The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared? It has 384 pages"
25.7 - Bluemoon's Task: Virtual Vacation
C. THE ULTIMATE DREAM VACATION - I read The Midwife of Venice
which is set in Renaissance Venice (with a little bit of Malta). I have always been fascinated by this time period and would love to go. Btw, Roberta Rich
is a ******Goodreads Author*****
D. THE STAYCATION -. For this option read a book that has food or drink on the cover. I read Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy Through Wine, Chocolate and Your iPod Playlist
which has a wine bottle and glass on the bottom left. This book was approved on the help thread.
Tasks completed: 24
Books read: 34
GR authors: 17
Big Books 1(500)
pages read: 11,180
Bluemoon wrote: "Cindie wrote: "How about this for option D?? There is a picture of a wi..."
How about this for option D?
? There is a picture of a wine glass and wine bottle in the bottom left square
30.11 Helen's Task: Honor's Awards
This is the time of year for graduations and students being recognized for their major achievements. These recognitions are designated as "summa cum laude" (with highest honor) and "magna cum laude" (with great honor).
Goodreads readers also recognize our major achievers each year in the form of Goodreads Choice Awards. These awards are presented by category and have been awarded yearly since 2009. For this task we will read two books from the Goodreads Choice Award lists .
Book 1: I read Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by **********GR Author **********Cheryl Strayed
. This book won for Best Memoir and Biography in 2012.
Book 2: Magna Cum Laude - I read The Painted Girls
, which was nominated for (but did not win) for Historical Fiction in 2013. It's author, Cathy Marie Buchanan
is a ******GR Author**********
Books read: 32
Tasks completed: 23
GR authors: 15
Pages read: 10620
How about Jewish Life in the Middle Ages
for A? The word is Ages
25.3 - mstan's Task: Different Selves, Different Tales
Option 1: Self & Other
Read a book of fiction written by a single author (Book 1) and a memoir, autobiography or biography written by/about the author of Book 1.
I reread To Kill a Mockingbird
and read The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
, which is the memoir of Marja Mills
's friendship and living next door to the incomparable Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird.
What a great task! Thanks, Mstan!
Books read: 30
tasks completed: 19
GR authors: 13
Big Books: 1
pages read: 9929
50.1 Peebee’s Task: Summer of 1984
Option 2: When Doves Cry
A. For this option, read a book with a bird on the cover,
Morality for Beautiful GirlsAlexander McCall Smith
Is a ****Goodreads Author*******
B Rain I read The Art of Racing in the RainGarth Stein
is a ****Goodreads author*****
Option 3: Sixteen Candles
B. read a book WRITTEN by one of the actors who were considered part of the Brat Pack I read Love Life
By Rob Lowe
(Some of my favorite Brat Pack authors are: Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe)
All 3 books were approved in the help thread.
Books read: 28
Tasks completed: 19
GR authors: 14
Big books: 1(500)
pages read: 9341
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30.8 - Sandy's Task: Concentration!
REQUIRED: Specify the noun that the two book titles have in common and the number of pages in each book.
I read Love & Treasure
, which was 422 pp and The Treasure
which was 362 pp. Both were approved on the Help thread. Ayelet Waldman
is a ****GR Author *****
The word they have in common is "treasure"
GR authors: 13
25.6 - Sandi's Task - I could use a little help here!
1) 50/50 -- I read Simple Genius
by David Baldacci
. His initials are DB and he is also a **********GR author*********
2) Phone-A-Friend -- I read Landline
. This cover clearly has a phone on it. And Rainbow Rowell
is a ********Goodreads Author*******
Books read: 25
tasks completed: 17
GR authors: 12
Big Books: 1
Pages read: 8520
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I read Out of Egypt: A Memoir, 90% of which took place in Alexandria, Egypt. this book was approved on the help thread.
I forgot to write that André Aciman
is a ********Goodreads Author ********
I read Out of Egypt: A Memoir
, 90% of which took place in Alexandria, Egypt. this book was approved on the help thread.
Ok so does this work:
by Rob Lowe
Sandy wrote: "Cindie post 1413
Did you mean to put some info in this post?"
Sorry Sandy - I am on vacation with spotty wifi.