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Aug 31, 2014 11:02AM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa Md

*Repost of Message 2622*

READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

25.5 - Pat's Task: Long Story Short

Book 1 - Read a book of collected works with at least 4 separate pieces, either all by the same author or by multiple authors.

FaceOff by David Baldacci
FaceOff by David Baldacci

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(384pp) READ 8/26/14

Author Lee Child contributed short story, titled "Good and Valuable Consideration" to this collection.

Book 2 - Read a book of long-form fiction or nonfiction by the same author as ONE of the contributed works from Book 1.

Bad Luck and Trouble | Lee Child
Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher, #11) by Lee Child

GOODREADS AUTHOR

BIG BOOK TICKET

(512pp) READ 8/31/14


Points this Post: 25

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Total Points: 705/1180
Total Tasks Completed 31/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 28
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 4 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680, 1804, 1884, 1910, 1946, 1970, 2005, 2045, 2150, 2264, 2370



***Thanks to the moderators for all their time and effort to make this challenge so much fun! And congrats to all those who finished the challenge and those who reached their personal goals***
Aug 31, 2014 06:48AM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

25.5 - Pat's Task: Long Story Short

Book 1 - Read a book of collected works with at least 4 separate pieces, either all by the same author or by multiple authors.

FaceOff by David Baldacci
FaceOff by David Baldacci

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(384pp) READ 8/26/14

Book 2 - Read a book of long-form fiction or nonfiction by the same author as ONE of the contributed works from Book 1.

Bad Luck and Trouble | Lee Child
Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher, #11) by Lee Child

GOODREADS AUTHOR

BIG BOOK TICKET

(512pp) READ 8/31/14


Points this Post: 25

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Total Points: 705/1180
Total Tasks Completed 31/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 28
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 4 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680, 1804, 1884, 1910, 1946, 1970, 2005, 2045, 2150, 2264, 2370



***Thanks to the moderators for all their time and effort to make this challenge so much fun! And congrats to all those who finished the challenge and those who reached their personal goals***
Aug 23, 2014 06:26PM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

10.7 From the Source
Read a book predominately set in Canada or written by an author who was born or lives in Canada.

Too Much Happiness | Alice Munro
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

born in Canada

(304pp) READ 8/23/14


25.1 Andy P's Task: Directionally Challenged

Book A. Read a book that has in its title/subtitle one of the following words:
North, South, East, West, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast, right, left.

The Good Luck of Right Now | Matthew Quick
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(281pp) READ 8/21/14

Book B. Read a book by an author whose initials for their first and last names can be found in the word COMPASS and/or GPS

That Night | Chevy Stevens
That Night  A Novel by Chevy Stevens

initials "C" & "S"

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(384pp) READ 8/23/14


Points this Post: 35
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Total Points: 680/1180
Total Tasks Completed 30/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 26
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680, 1804, 1884, 1910, 1946, 1970, 2005, 2045, 2150, 2264
Aug 20, 2014 01:33PM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

25.8 - Angel **Book Junkie's** Task: 4th of July Challenge

Option 2:
Read a book that has a 5 or 6 in the number of pages.

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum
I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(352pp) READ 8/17/14


Option 6:
You can independently choose any book as long as it meets SRC Requirements.

Tempting Fate | Jane Green
Tempting Fate by Jane Green

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(352pp) READ 8/20/14

Points this Post: 25


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Total Points: 645/1180
Total Tasks Completed 28/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 24
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680, 1804, 1884, 1910, 1946, 1970, 2005, 2045, 2150
Aug 17, 2014 10:17AM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

20.9 - Moderator's Pet - Lene's Task: Tour De France

Option 3: Read a book whose title or subtitle contains one of the following color words: Yellow, white, red or green .

10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 10 Days! | J.J. Smith
10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse  Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 10 Days! by J.J. Smith

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(192pp) READ 8/17/14


50.1 Peebee’s Task: Summer of 1984

Option 1: 1984
read a book first published in 1984.

The Tie That Binds | Kent Haruf
The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf

(256pp) READ 8/13/14

Option 2: When Doves Cry
read a book with the words "purple," "rain," "Prince," or "time" in the title, subtitle, or series title.

Sheltering Rain | Jojo Moyes
Sheltering Rain by Jojo Moyes

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(368PP) READ 8/15/14


Option 3:Sixteen Candles
For this option, read a book with a cake or candles on the cover

Joy For Beginners | Erica Bauermeister
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(288pp) READ 8/17/14


Points this Post: 70


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Total Points: 620/1180
Total Tasks Completed 27/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 22
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680, 1804, 1884, 1910, 1946, 1970, 2005, 2045
Aug 16, 2014 09:54AM

21757 Would this work for Option B?

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson |Shadow Divers | Robert Kurson
Aug 14, 2014 08:52AM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD


20.4 - Author! Author! - Valorie's Task: Word Trivia: Name That Word!

Option 2 - Palindrome: Read a book with a single word palindrome of 3 or more letters in the title, subtitle, or author's name.

The Vacationers | Emma Straub
The Vacationers by Emma Straub

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(304pp) READ 8/14/14


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Total Points: 550/1180
Total Tasks Completed 25/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 19
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680, 1804, 1884, 1910, 1946, 1970, 2005
Aug 12, 2014 07:14PM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

15.9 - Decisions, Decisions...
Go to this site What Should I Read Next?. Enter a book that you have rated 4 or 5 stars, and read one of the recommendations provided.

I started with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, which I had rated 5 stars.

If I Stay | Gayle Forman
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(262pp) READ 8/12/14

Points this Post: 15


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Total Points: 530/1180
Total Tasks Completed 24/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 18
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680, 1804, 1884, 1910, 1946, 1970
Aug 12, 2014 08:58AM

21757 RISK was produced by Parker Brothers, a division of Hasbro. Read a book about brothers OR with the word brother, brothers, or brotherhood in the title, subtitle or series name OR has "bro" located in the title or author's name.
Aug 11, 2014 09:50PM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

10.8 Question Everything
Read a book with one of the following: who, what, where, when, why, how, "?" in the title or subtitle.

What now? | Ann Patchett
What now? by Ann Patchett

(112pp) READ 8/11/14


30.3 – Delmy's Task: Send in the Clones!!

Each book must be at least 250 pages in length

Option 1. Sarah Manning:
Read a book where a main character is a con artist.

The Chase | Janet Evanovich
The Chase (Fox and O'Hare #2) by Janet Evanovich

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(303pp) READ 8/11/14


Option 3. Alison Hendrix:
Read a book where the main character is a mom.

The Hive | Gill Hornby
The Hive by Gill Hornby

(343pp) READ 7/2/14


Points this Post: 40


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Total Points: 515/1180
Total Tasks Completed 23/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 17
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680, 1804, 1884, 1910, 1946
Aug 10, 2014 08:55PM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

25.11 - Elizabeth P's Task: Summer Camp for All Ages

Option One: Grab a Buddy!
Read a book written by an author that you've read before and that you've rated 4 or 5 stars.

Dorothea Benton Frank | The Last Original Wife | I read it on 7/11/13 | Rated 4 stars

The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(320pp) READ 8/10/14


Option Three: All Camp Games
Read a book whose author's initials are found in C APTURE THE FLA G .

New Life, No Instructions | Gail Caldwell
New Life, No Instructions by Gail Caldwell

(174pp) READ 7/26/14


30.2 Dlmrose's Task: Dig in!


Option 1 - Read a book set predominately in one of these places where T. rex fossils have been found: Canada: Alberta, Saskatchewan; USA: Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota

The Wives of Los Alamos | TaraShea Nesbit
The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit

setting in New Mexico

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(240pp) READ 6/28/14


3) Paleontologist and marine archaeologist Sue Hendrickson discovered the fossils. Read a book by an author named Sue or any variation of the name Susan as identified by Behind the Name.

When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions | Sue Monk Kidd
When the Heart Waits  Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions by Sue Monk Kidd

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(240pp) READ 8/10/14


Points this Post: 55


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Total Points: 475/1180
Total Tasks Completed 21/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 16
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680, 1804, 1884, 1910
Aug 09, 2014 02:59PM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

10.6 D-Day
Read a book with a title that begins with a word that starts with the letter D

Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss | Jai Pausch
Dream New Dreams  Reimagining My Life After Loss by Jai Pausch

(240pp) READ 8/9/14

Points this Post: 10


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Total Points: 420/1180
Total Tasks Completed 19/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 13
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680, 1804, 1884
Aug 08, 2014 07:18PM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

20.7 Shorter is Sweeter - Jecca's Task: The Brady Bunch

Option 4. 1972 – read a book that is about a maid, housekeeper or "one employed to manage the domestic duties involved in maintaining a house".

Longbourn | Jo Baker

(332pp) READ 8/8/14

Points this Post: 20


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Total Points: 410/1180
Total Tasks Completed 18/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 13
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680, 1804
Aug 06, 2014 08:18AM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

30.6 - Alison's Task: Summer Birthdays

Option #2: Day You Were Born
Read a book that has a day of the week in the title, subtitle, or author's name.

The Wednesday Sisters | Meg Waite Clayton
The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(304pp) READ 8/5/14

Option #3: Baby Boy
Read a book where the cover shows a baby of either gender. The baby must relate to the storyline in some way and "baby" or a synonym (newborn, infant, etc) must appear in the title/subtitle

~The Memory Child | Steena Holmes
The Memory Child by Steena Holmes

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(221pp) READ 6/9/14

Points this Task: 30

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Total Points: 390/1180
Total Tasks Completed 17/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 13
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654, 1680
Aug 01, 2014 12:23PM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

30.1 Ms Anderson's Task: A Little Pick-Me-Up
I rolled a 3 & 4

Option 3. Playing Video Games:
Read a book with the genre "Graphic Novels"* on the main page.

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? | Roz Chast
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

(240pp) READ 7/30/14

Option 4. Rifftrax:
Read a book with the genre "Humor"* on the main page.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation | Lynne Truss
Eats, Shoots & Leaves  The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

(209pp) READ 7/31/14


Points this Post: 30


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Total Points: 360/1180
Total Tasks Completed 16/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 11
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619, 1654
Aug 01, 2014 12:16PM

21757 Sandy wrote: "Melanie C post 1665

Task 15.3B requires that the book be set in one of the 13 original colonies. Washington State doesn't work for this."


Melanie & Sandy, the book Melanie chose for option A actually fits both criteria, because Washington is in the title and it is set in New York. I noticed this because I have that book slotted for this task.
Jul 31, 2014 09:22AM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

25.6 - Sandi's Task - I could use a little help here! .

1) 50/50 -- Author's Initials "AD"

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

GOODREADS AUTHOR

BIG BOOK TICKET

(544pp) READ 7/21/14


2) Phone-A-Friend --
For this option, read a book with a telephone on the cover.

Landline | Rainbow Rowell
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(308pp) READ 7/31/14

Points this Post: 25

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Total Points: 330/1180
Total Tasks Completed 15/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 11
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 3 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574, 1619
21757 Peebee, I am almost finished reading Landline and it is definitely not a young adult book. In addition, if you check your library website, it is shelved with general fiction not YA, like Eleanor & Park.
Jul 30, 2014 11:05AM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

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.

*Book 1
One True Thing | Anna Quindlen
One True Thing by Anna Quindlen

(304pp) READ 7/30/14

*Book 2
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake | Anna Quindlen
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

(224pp) READ 6/7/14

Points this Post: 25

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Total Points: 305/1180
Total Tasks Completed 14/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 9
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 2 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547, 1574
Jul 28, 2014 07:59PM

21757 READERBOARD NAME: Lisa MD

10.3 The More the Merrier
Read a book that depicts at least 3 people on the cover.

We Were Liars | E. Lockhart
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

GOODREADS AUTHOR

(227pp) READ 7/28/14

Points this Post: 10

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Total Points: 280/1180
Total Tasks Completed 13/64
GOODREAD AUTHORS: 9
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ 2 ] 750+[ ]
Previous Posts: #1222, 1300, 1336, 1434, 1489, 1547
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