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21757 25.5 Daimel's Task--A Homage to the Toast:

A. Dragonfish by Vu Tran

B. No Life for a Lady by Agnes Morley Cleaveland


25.6 Jamie NYC's TAsk--The Last Abstract Expressionist:

2. Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe by J. W. Ocker This book travels to Maryland, New York City, Boston, and a number of other east coast cities that had some connection to Edgar Allen Poe.

3. The Phoenix Transformed by Mercedes Lackey. The word is Transformed.


25.8 Brooke TX's Task--Finally, a Little Vacation:

3. Tall, Dark and Immortal by Cat Devon Candyland


4.The Entity Within by Cat Devon takes place almost entirely in Chicago.


25.9 Fandury's Task--Everything Is Possible in Love and Warcraft:

1. George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I by Miranda Carter

3. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles this is #1 on the Different Perspectives List.

Today's total: 100
Grand Total: 805
21757 REPOST

20.5 Bigger Is Better:

5. Angel's Devil by Suzanne Enoch Has white rose. Paperback: Angel's Devil

No change in total.
21757 10.8 Happy Birthday:

Blood Orange by Susan Wittig Albert #24


15.1 Live Your Passion--Rio 2016:

A. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende set in Chile.

B. It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


20.5 Bigger Is Better--TrishHartUK's Task--Shakespeare 400:

Angel's Devil by Suzanne Enoch
Paperback--Angel's Devil


20.6 Seasoned Reader--Tailulah A's Task: Gilmore Girls--A Year in the Life:

4. [:Scandal in Spring|105574] by Lisa Kleypas



Today's total: 65
Grand total: 705
21757 May I have Jessamine's Folly by S.G. Rogers approved for length?
21757 25.1 Andy P's Task: Pairs:

Book 1. Feet of Clay by Ruth Birmingham Body pair: Feet

Book 2 The Phoenix Unchained by Mercedes LackeyMercedes LackeyJames Mallory



25.2 Perletwo's Task--I Love Beach Music:

Book 1 All In by Simona Ahrnstedt SwInging Medallions.

Book 2 Beach Music by Pat Conroy
Verified on Task Thread #27.



25.3 Maya's Task--Make It Pretty":

Option 5 Spell Found by Leighann Dobbs Paperback edition Spell Found Doodlepainting.

Option 6

After All These Years by Kathleen Gilles Seidel Paperback edition After All These Years My Readerboard name Donna Jo



25.4 MegSCL's Task--A Pair of Opposites:

Book 1: Long (380 pp), Series (#9), Pup year 2016

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik

Book 2: Short (240 pp) , series (no), Pub year 1952

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin


Today's Total: 100
Grand Total: 640
21757 5.5 Abstract Nouns

My word is Elegance

The Ballet of the Planets: A Mathematician's Musings on the Elegance of Planetary Motion by Donald Benson


20.1 Most Improved--Sarah E's Task--Periodically Challenged:

The Race by Nina Allan (read the Advanced Reader's Copy)
Word is Race; Ra=Radium, Ce = Cerium


20.2 Rookie at the Top--Chrissy's Task--Sweet Summer:

Option A: Title word is Sisters

Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz




20.8 Nickels & Dimes--Tien's Task--Authors in Real Life:

Eden by Candice Fox


Today's Total 65
Grand Total 540
Jul 12, 2016 10:19AM

21757 If you have any questions (and most of you have not had) I am going to be away from civilization until July 26. I may or may not have access to wifi so checking in will be spotty.

Have fun reading while I'm gone.
21757 REPOST:


20.4 Golden Oldie--Heather(Gibby's) task--TheGolden Age

1. The Just City by Jo Walton

okayed on thread post #29

Leaves Grand total still at 475
21757 Dlmrose wrote: "Donna Jo post 1046

Task 20.4 requires "State which option you chose when you post." Please repost this task with the required information"


You'd think by now I'd remember I can't post more than three tasks at the same time without messing at least one of them up.

I'll take care of it as soon as the cookies are all out of the oven (no more multi-tasking either, I'm pushing it to post this.)
21757 5.1 A Different View

Across the Universe by Beth Revis #26 on 5/16


10.3 Time for vacation

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan is set in Paris after page 43


10.7 Give me your tired your poor

The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni #80 as of 7/9




15.4 The Gift of Life: Donate Blood

A. Bloodroot by Cynthia Riggs

B. The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard DeBoard



15.5 Summer in the City

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs



20.4 Golden Oldie--Heather(Gibby's) task--TheGolden Age

The Just City by Jo Walton okayed on thread post #29


today's total: 75
Grand total: 475
21757 5.4 In the Shadow:

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot


10.1 Another Kind of Trip:

Best Reality Warping Fiction List #8

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick


15.5 Summer in the city:

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs


30.6 Donna Jo's Task:

1. Born in 1942

Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie first published in 1941

2 30 years earlier
Mrs. Ames by E.F. Benson first published in 1912

Today's total: 60
Grand total: 400
21757 Took the test. I've read 212. That's quite a list.
21757 For option 2: Using Tableau 1 by Mondrian can I use any of a number of books titled Fire and Ice, using the color schemes blues and grey for ice and the red and yellow for fire?
21757 Heather(Gibby) wrote: "Donna Jo wrote: "Please verify The Just City for mythology. It's currently at the bottom of the list.

Thanks."

Yes I see it-verified. Enjoy the read-it looks interesting as I am a..."

I enjoyed it. But then I'm a Jo Walton fan. It raises a lot of philosophical questions (without being preachy" so it might be a good group read at some point.
Thanks for getting back so quickly.
Jul 01, 2016 04:50AM

21757 Dee wrote: "my math skillz suck! - born in the 1980's - so i can read a book published after 2010 right?"

Dee, looks like your math skillz and mine are in tune. You can read anything from 2010 to present. Lots of good ones to enjoy.
21757 Please verify The Just City for mythology. It's currently at the bottom of the list.

Thanks.
21757 Is this room brightly colored enough? Winterton Blue by Trezza Azzopardi

Thanks.
21757 5.2 Cubism:

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis Book #3



5.7 Purple Reign:

How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell

10.2 Bobble Heads:

A Million Suns by Beth Revis takes place on space ship.



15.8 Commencement:

Down London Road by Samantha Young


Today's total 35
Grand total 340
21757 5.3 Action:

Killing Floor by Lee Child


15.10 Life Long Learning:

From the Science and Technology List

The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch by Thomas Thwaites



20.3 Book Review--TerriFL's Task--New Home:

A. My Ideal Home location would be

Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas


30.7 Sandy's Task--Forwards and Backwards:

1. Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home by Joe Klein
320 pp

2. At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories by
Kij Johnson 297 pp for a total of 617 pp

Edited to removed 30.7--I see I've done it before and I'll change my totals for the day---Sorry.


Amended totals:
Today's total 40
Grand total 275
21757 Jonquil wrote: "Donna Jo wrote: "Just want to check that some of Jan Karon's Mitford books will work. I'm looking at Shepherds Abiding which takes place in December and [book:A Common Life: The Weddin..."

I just read A Common Life and it doesn't fit the season, nor does Shepherds Abiding which starts earlier In late fall, I think.

Good books, but ... off to find something else.
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