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Jan 31, 2015 01:09PM

21757 Dlmrose wrote: "Cindie wrote: "How is The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice? It has Mystery>Crime listed 8th on its main page?"


Jan 31, 2015 06:43AM

21757 How is The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice? It has Mystery>Crime listed 8th on its main page?
Jan 29, 2015 03:47AM

21757 10.1. A Random Trip Back in Time.

I rolled a 3. I read Line of Fire which was published in 2012.

Points: 250
Books read: 20
Tasks completed: 15
Big Books: 2(500)
GR authors: 6
pages read: 6865
Jan 23, 2015 07:25PM

21757 25.9 -- Pat's task: Narcissus & Echo


A. Read a book that is written in first person.

Trip of the Tongue: Cross-Country Travels in Search of America's Languages by Elizabeth Little

First sentence - "Although I didn't know it at the time, this story began some five years ago when I hired a decrepit UHaul..."

Elizabeth Little is a **********GR Author ***********

C. Read a book that shows exactly one person on the cover. Required: Include the cover when you post.

If Nuns Ruled the World Ten Sisters on a Mission by Jo PiazzaIf Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission

Neither book is a reread. Both are new to me and I will be recommending both to fellow readers. Furthermore, I give a HUGE shoutout to fellow SRC participant Heather R. I shamelessly bogarted your books (I copied off you at any rate, as we said in elementary school) and offer multitudinous thanks -- I loved both books!

Points: 240
Books read: 18
tasks completed: 13
GR authors: 6
Big books: 2(500)
pages read: 6063
Jan 15, 2015 11:46AM

21757 30.7 -- Catherine T's task: Hang the Christmas Stockings with Care

I rolled 1 and 3.

REQUIRED: State the numbers your rolled when you post.

1. Satsuma - I read The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6) by Alan Bradley. This book was approved on the help thread. The Author, Alan Bradley is a ****GR Author ****

3. Chocolate - of course! It's not Christmas in my family without a bar of Toblerone or a slab of chocolate to munch on. Read a book whose author initials can be found in "CHOCOLATE." All initials count and letters may only be used as many times as they appear in the word "CHOCOLATE."

I read Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming by Alan Cumming. A and C are both found in the word "chocolate." Not My Father's Son

points: 215
Books read: 16
Tasks completed: 13
GR authors: 5
Big Books: 2(500)
pages read: 5491
Jan 11, 2015 06:28PM

21757 How about The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice for a? it was published September 2014?

Jan 10, 2015 07:44AM

21757 20.9 - Moderator's Pet - Jessica PDX's Task: Stop That Slump!

I read The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt byKara Cooney, whose name does NOT include the letters in "slump"

points: 175
Books read: 14
tasks: 12
GR authors: 4
Big books : 2(500)
pages: 4896
Jan 07, 2015 06:08AM

21757 10.7. You Can Do It!

I read The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast, which has genres of health and fitness.

Points: 165
Books read: 13
Tasks completed: 11
GR authors: 4
Big Books 2(500)
pages read: 4512
Jan 04, 2015 08:05AM

21757 10.5. Older and Wiser
Help Thread
Athena is the goddess of wisdom. Read a nonfiction book that makes you wiser by giving you more information about something you would like to know more about.
REQUIRED: In your post, briefly explain the subject that you wanted to know more about.

I read The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures. This book explored one of my favorite topics, micro and macro history of the human race (with some mice and louse history thrown in, along with their cousin, the rat) as it intersected with genetics, which I rarely think about it. It also explores a relatively new science of sorts: genetic genealogy, which has become my new fascination. I am a layman of impossible to exaggerate scientific ignorance, and yet I found the science in this book hard not to obsess over (so much so, I just ended a sentence in a preposition.)

Points: 155
Books read: 12
tasks completed: 10
GR authors: 4
Big books: 2(500)
pages read: 4174
Dec 31, 2014 06:28AM

21757 5.10 I read Brothers On Life.

Points: 145
Books read: 11
Tasks completed: 9
GR authors: 4
Big books 2(500)
pages read: 3806

That's it for me til next year :) Happy New Year, everyone!!!
Dec 30, 2014 05:46PM

21757 30.8 -- Morgan Faeriesfolly's task: Make Your TBR List Say Uncle

Option 5 :: GUILTY PLEASURES :: I read one of my guilty pleasures, memoirs, for this option: The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century It was 400 pages, which is more than 250.

Option 6 :: I read Isabella: The Warrior Queen, which is about the Castilian Queen Isabella. This books is over 250 pp and was approved on the help thread. (it is actually 544 pp so I am claiming a *********Big Book******* ticket)

Kirstin Downey and David Laskin are both **********GR authors **************

Points: 140
Books read: 10
Tasks completed: 8
GR authors: 4
Big books: 2(500)
pages read: 3624
21757 Catherine wrote: "Cindie wrote: "One more: does this work for orange: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty"

Yup, that's orange in my eyes!"

awesome! Thanks
21757 One more: does this work for orange: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
21757 How about The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6) by Alan Bradley?
21757 Morgan wrote: "Cindie wrote: "for option 6, how about Isabella: The Warrior Queen?"

Hi Cindie,

Queen works! :) Good to go!"

21757 for option 6, how about Isabella: The Warrior Queen?
Dec 21, 2014 09:48AM

21757 20.7 - Shorter is Sweeter - Berls's Task: Back to High School

Option 2 - Assigned Reading: A good portion of what kids read in high school is assigned. So for this option pick a book from the Required Reading in High School list. REQUIRED: Include the page and position where the book can be found on the list when you post.

I read And Then There Were None, which is #64 on page 2

Points: 110
Books read: 8
Tasks completed: 7
GR authors: 2
Big books: 1(500)
pages read: 2680
Dec 19, 2014 02:05PM

21757 25.1 -- Angel **Book Junkie**'s task: New and Old

Option 2: Read a book by a new-to-you author.
REQUIRED: State that the author is new to you. I read Billy Joel. The author, Fred Schruers is new to me.

Option 3: Start a series by a new-to-you author. This book must be listed as book #1 in a series on Goodreads.
REQUIRED: State that the author is new to you!

I read Code Name Verity. This is #1 in the series per Goodreads, and the author is new to me. Also the author, Elizabeth Wein is a ******Goodreads Author *******

Points: 90
Books read: 8
Tasks completed: 7
GR authors: 2
Big Books: 1(500)
pages read: 2416
Dec 16, 2014 04:16PM

21757 Repost of 538

20.6 - Seasoned Reader - Alicia T's task: Deployment

Option 3: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder- If there’s one thing about deployments that I try to convey to my friends, it’s that you have to get creative with your relationship. In today’s world of technology, my husband and I almost have to be archaic with our affections. We write each other hand written letters, I send care packages full of his favorite snack foods, and he sends me flowers for no reason at all. We have to put a lot of thought and effort into making one another feel good emotionally when we can’t physically be next to each other. It’s forced us to think about all the little romantic gestures we can do, so for this option read a book with the genre "Romance" on the goodread’s main page. The genre may be stand alone or embedded.

I read Groundswell for this task. It is NOT a reread. Romance is listed on its main page and it was approved on the help thread

Points: 65
Books read: 6
Tasks completed: 6
GR authors: 1
Big Books : 1(500)
pages read:2416

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