Marie Marie's Comments (member since Aug 20, 2009)


Marie's comments from the The Seasonal Reading Challenge group.

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21757 30.8 Delicious Dee's task: It's Time for the Summer Country Concert Series
A3. Toby Keith: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
B5. Blake Shelton : Palo Alto by James Franco

30.11 - Laurie ME's task: Fun Summer Holidays
1. Repeat Day (June 3): Le coeur cousu by Carole Martinez
4. National Culinarians Day (July 25): The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
involves the preparation of a lemon cake and other dishes

Post total: 60
Books read: 13
Total Points: 230
21757 20.1 - Most Improved - Stesse's task: Fifty Shades of Whoa!
(2) Shades
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
I'm not usually reading Young Adult, but this season I'm reading Harry Potter and very much linking it

20.2 - Rookie on Top - Nicola's task: School's Out For Summer
Option 4: No more pencils No more books No more teacher's dirty looks
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Miss Jean Brodie is a teacher

20.3 Best Review- Anne (booklady)'s task: Reading...by the Numbers
5. Olympic Rings
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Blue: Europe

20.6 - Seasoned Reader-Michelle WI's task: My Spring Favorites into Your Summer Read
1. Bossypants by Tina Fey (humor genre)
The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
Humoristic book

20.7 Shorter is Sweeter- Isabell's task
1. Death
Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig
Stefan Zweig died in 1942

20.8 - It's My Birthday - Putterpal's task: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too!
3) Marble Cake
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Clash of cultures between Jamaicans and English

20.9 - Lucky Me!- mstan's task: Please Be Patient...
Option 3
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
As referenced in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (read for 20.1): referenced as a book previousely written

Post total: 140
Books read: 9
Total Points: 170
21757 15.5. “Summer in the City”
The Seville Communion by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Set in Seville, Spain

15.10. ”Feel Good Hit of the Summer"
Alabama Song: Roman by Gilles Leroy


Post total: 30
Books read: 2
Total Points: 30
21757 30.5 - Butterflycager's task: Christmas Carolling
Wonderboys by Michael Chabon: Little Drummer Boy
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Silent night

Books read: 12
Tasks completed: 8
Total points: 200
21757 50.1 - Ms Anderson's task: For the Love of Middle School

Book 1: The Girls Like...
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

Book 2: The Boys Like...
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Book 3: Everyone Loves...
2. Skyrim
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

Books read: 10
Tasks completed: 7
Total points: 170
21757 25.9 - Denise NC’s Task: My Favorite Genres

Option 3 – Mystery: Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

Option 4 – Adventure / Thriller: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde

Books read: 7
Tasks completed: 6
Total points: 120
21757 Update of post 1695

20.1 - Most Improved Player - Karen F's task: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
D. Snuggle up with your Honey
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Books read : 5
Tasks completed : 5
Total points : 95
21757 20.1 - Most Improved Player - Karen F's task: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
D. Snuggle up with your Honey
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

20.4 - Author! Author! - Valorie's task: Happy New Year!!
5. Take a Trip/Vacation
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
I'd like to visit England

20.2 - Rookie on Top - Connie's task: The Nutcracker
3. The Nutcracker and the Soldiers of the Nutcracker
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next is a Crimea war veteran

20.3 - Best Review - Chris MD's task: Words Among Friends
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
The anagram is PLOT

15.6 Read 'Em Their Writes!
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next is a member of the Jurisfiction, which is the law-enforcement organism in the BookWorld

Books read : 5
Tasks completed : 5
Total points : 100
21757 15.10. Roaming Wild
Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie

Total points: 200
Tasks Completed: 9
Books read: 11

And this is my last post for this challenge!
21757 30.5 - mstan's task: Stranger in a Strange Land
A: Reimaginings - My Life in France by Julia Child
Julia Child was born in the USA, the book is mostly set in France

C: Estrangement - Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
David Mitchell was born in England. He lived in Japan for eight years. He then relocated to England. The book is partly set in Japan.

Total points: 185
Tasks Completed: 8
Books read: 10
21757 15.9. Get out the winter clothes
The Summer Without Men: A Novel by Siri Hustvedt

Un été sans les hommes by Siri Hustvedt

Total points: 155
Tasks Completed: 7
Books read: 8
21757 30.8 Jenn Renee's task: Head of the Class
Book A - Math : One Day by David Nicholls
Book B - The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen (the main caracter is a high school student)

Total points: 140
Tasks Completed: 6
Books read: 7
21757 25.2 - Sandy's Task: Math Class – It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3!
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
My edition was 1049 pages

Total points: 110
Tasks Completed: 5
Books read: 6
21757 25.3 Beth NC'S task: Game Night
E. Mrs. Peacock – J'aurais préféré vivre by Thierry Cohen
The cover is blue : J'aurais préféré vivre by Thierry Cohen

4. Rope in the Conservatory - Endless Night by Agatha Christie
This book is a murder mystery

20.8 It's My Birthday - Lisa MD's task:The BIG 5-oh!
Tokyo Sisters : Dans l'intimité des femmes japonaisesRaphaëlle Choël and Julie Rovéro-Carrez
There are 6 "o’s" (2 in the title, 1 in the subtitle and 3 in the authors' names)

Total points: 85
Tasks Completed: 4
Books read: 5
21757 30.5 - mstan's task: Stranger in a Strange Land

1 : J'aurais préféré vivre by Thierry Cohen
Thierry Cohen was born in Casablanca, Morrocco, and lives in France

B : The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen : in french the title is L'extragant voyage du jeune et prodigieux T. S. Spivet (The amazing journey of young and wonderful T. S. Spivet.

Total points: 70
Tasks Completed: 3
Books read: 4
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20.5 Bigger is Better- Katy's task: Falling
La stagione della caccia by Andrea Camilleri
Option A : one of the main characters is a pharmacist

20.6 Seasoned Reader: Sarah Dee's task: Oh, the horror!
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Option C. Angela Baker (Sleepaway Camp) : two of the female characters dress as men

Total points: 40
Tasks Completed: 2
Books read: 2
21757 15.10 Summertime, And the Reading is Easy
The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht

Tasks Completed: 7
Books Read: 8
Total points: 135
21757 15.7 The Readers Have Chosen
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

20.3 Best Review Contest - Sera's task: Happy, Happy, Happy
Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
My baby girl is what makes me happy

20.6 Seasoned Reader - Heather KS's task: Summer Reading :
Guide Bleu France / in French
I read it on the car while being on a Road Trip around France, as road tripping and visiting a country is my favourite way to spend my holidays

25.3 - Sandy's task: The Ice Cream Truck :
The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde (5. Bullet Firecracker Pop)
Haruki Murakami by Norwegian Wood (6. Pink Panther Pop)

Tasks Completed: 6
Books Read: 7
Total points: 120
21757 20.4 Author, Author - Isabell's task: Focus on My Favorite Goodreads Author

Le Parlement des fées, Tome 2 : L'art de la mémoire by John Crowley

1 : magic is very present in the book, first with all the world of faery, and second with the Ariel Hawkskill character, who is somehow a magician

Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Total points: 40
21757 20.5 Bigger is Better - Sue T's task: Family Reunion -
Le Parlement des fées, Tome 1 : L'orée des bois by John Crowley
Option B : tells the story of the Drinkwater family from the great-great-grandparents

Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Total points: 20
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