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Nov 30, 2014 05:26PM

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30.3 - Seven Summits

I rolled 4 and 5.

For option 4, I read a book written when the author was 23:

Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini

For option 5, I read a book with hockey being played on the cover:

Body Check (New York Blades, #1) by Deirdre Martin
Body Check by Deirdre Martin

This book was approved in the task help thread.

Points this task: 30
Total points: 560
Tasks completed: 35
Books read: 46
Pages read: 12248
Goodreads authors: 16
Big books: 500+ (0): 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)

This is likely my last post of the season. Congrats to all the finishers!!
Nov 30, 2014 05:19PM

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Task 30.1 - Namaste

I did options B and C.

For option B, I read a book with "Breath" in the title:

Breath by Donna Jo Napoli

**Donna Jo Napoli is a Goodreads author!!**

For option C, I read a book with a cow on the cover:

Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen, #1) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Points this task: 30
Total points: 530
Tasks completed: 34
Books read: 44
Pages read: 11638
Goodreads authors: 16
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 30, 2014 05:10PM

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Task 25.2 - Choose Your Strategy

I did options A and B.

For option A, I read a book by an author whose name is found in Strategy:

I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton

SG is found in StrateGy

For option B, I read a book with War on its main page:

The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender

Points this task: 25
Total points: 500
Tasks completed: 33
Books read: 42
Pages read: 11103
Goodreads authors: 15
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 30, 2014 05:00PM

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Task 25.1 - Armchair Travels

For my first book, I read a book that takes place in Oceania - specifically in the Republic of Kiribati:

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost

For my second book, I read a book that takes place in Asia - specifically in China:

Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid by J. Maarten Troost

I live in North America.

Points this task: 25
Total points: 475
Tasks completed: 32
Books read: 40
Pages read: 10479
Goodreads authors: 15
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 30, 2014 04:52PM

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Task 15.1 - Take a Risk; Play it Safe

For Book 1, I read:

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen GrantNatalie Standiford

RISK is found in the vanIShing of KathaRina linden

**Helen Grant is a Goodreads author!!**

For Book 2, I read:

How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

SAFE is found in nAtaliE StandiFord

**Natalie Standiford is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 15
Total points: 450
Tasks completed: 31
Books read: 38
Pages read: 9825
Goodreads authors: 15
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 30, 2014 04:40PM

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Task 5.9 - World Language

I read a book originally written in Japanese (My native language is English):

Fushigi Yûgi: The Mysterious Play, Vol. 09: Lover by Yuu Watase

According to Wikipedia, this series "is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuu Watase. Shogakukan published Fushigi Yûgi in Shōjo Comic in its original serialized form from May 1992 through June 1996. Viz Media released the manga series in English in North America starting in 1999"

Points this task: 5
Total points: 435
Tasks completed: 30
Books read: 36
Pages read: 9268
Goodreads authors: 13
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 18, 2014 08:32PM

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Task 30.2 - My Favorite Subject

I chose to do option 2 twice.

I read a two books with Y's in the title:

Love Story by Erich Segal

and

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Points this task: 30
Total points: 430
Tasks completed: 29
Books read: 35
Pages read: 9068
Goodreads authors: 13
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 18, 2014 08:24PM

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Task 25.7 - Tribute to My Aunt Jane

I did options 1 and 4.

For option 1, I read a book by an author named Janet:

Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

**Janet Evanovich is a Goodreads author!!**

For option 4, I read a book with Fairy Tales on its main page:

Alison's Wonderland by Alison Tyler

**Alison Tyler is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 25
Total points: 400
Tasks completed: 28
Books read: 33
Pages read: 8547
Goodreads authors: 13
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 18, 2014 08:10PM

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Task 25.6 - This is Home, Truly

I did options 1 and 5.

For option 1, I read a book with 250 pages:

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris

For option 5, I read a book originally published in 1903:

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

AR Bookfinder Info:
IL: MG
BL: 8.1
AR Pts: 13.0

Points this task: 25
Total points: 375
Tasks completed: 27
Books read: 31
Pages read: 7821
Goodreads authors: 11
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 18, 2014 07:53PM

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Task 25.5 - Remembering the College Years

I did options 4 and 5.

For option 4, I read a book shelved as Science Fiction and Fantasy:

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

For option 5, I read a book that is new-to-me:

Away by Teri Hall

**Teri Hall is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 25
Total points: 350
Tasks completed: 26
Books read: 29
Pages read: 7299
Goodreads authors: 11
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 18, 2014 07:39PM

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Task 25.4 - Opposites Attract

I did options 1 and 2.

For option 1, I live in North America, read most fiction written by women, so I read:

Flirting with Disaster by Rhonda Stapleton

For option 2, I read the opposite and read a nonfiction book written by a male set in South America (what a mouthful!):

How to Walk a Puma: And Other Things I Learned While Stumbling through South America by Peter Allison

Points this task: 25
Total points: 325
Tasks completed: 25
Books read: 27
Pages read: 6674
Goodreads authors: 10
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 18, 2014 07:28PM

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Task 10.8 - Baby, You Can Drive My Car

I read a book with a car on the cover:

Troublemaker (Alex Barnaby #3) by Janet Evanovich
Troublemaker by Janet Evanovich

**Janet Evanovich is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 10
Total points: 300
Tasks completed: 24
Books read: 25
Pages read: 6218
Goodreads authors: 10
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 18, 2014 07:21PM

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Task 5.5 - Lunch

I read:

The Manhattan Projects, Vol. 1: Science, Bad by Jonathan Hickman

P is in Projects
B is in Bad
J is in Projects

Points this task: 5
Total points: 290
Tasks completed: 23
Books read: 24
Pages read: 6112
Goodreads authors: 9
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 01, 2014 06:40PM

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Task 20.4 - See You In September

I did option 2 and read a book with 208 pages:

I Didn't Ask to Be Born: by Bill Cosby

Points this task: 20
Total points: 285
Tasks completed: 22
Books read: 23
Pages read: 5968
Goodreads authors: 9
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 01, 2014 06:34PM

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Task 20.2 - Fall Television Lineup

I did option B, and read #1 on the Strong Heroine Series list:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Points this task: 20
Total points: 265
Tasks completed: 21
Books read: 22
Pages read: 5760
Goodreads authors: 9
Books read: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 01, 2014 06:28PM

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Task 15.3 - Letters of the Season

I did option B and read a book set on a boat, whose author has the letters SON sequentially in her name:

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

**Maureen Johnson is a Goodreads author!!**

This book was approved in the Task Help Thread.

Points this task: 15
Total points: 245
Tasks completed: 20
Books read: 21
Pages read: 5386
Goodreads authors: 9
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Nov 01, 2014 06:21PM

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Task 10.4 - Be a Player

I read a book that is second in the Alex Barnaby series:

Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich

**Janet Evanovich is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 10
Total points: 230
Tasks completed: 19
Books read: 20
Pages read: 5063
Goodreads authors: 8
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (00
Oct 19, 2014 03:04PM

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Task 10.10 - It's Getting Dark Outside

I read #44 on the Quality Dark Fiction List:

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Points this task: 10
Total points: 220
Tasks completed: 18
Books read: 19
Pages read: 4679
Goodreads authors: 7
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Oct 19, 2014 02:57PM

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Task 5.7 - Geography

I read a gook set in Asia (I am from North America):

Fushigi Yûgi: The Mysterious Play, Vol. 08: Friend by Yuu Watase

Points this task: 5
Total points: 210
Tasks completed: 17
Books read: 18
Pages read: 4559
Goodreads authors: 7
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
Oct 19, 2014 02:49PM

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Task 5.4 - Language Arts

I read a book with "Between" in the title:

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

**Kasie West is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 5
Total points: 205
Tasks completed: 16
Books read: 17
Pages read: 4359
Goodreads authors: 7
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)
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