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Oct 10, 2014 04:00AM

38259 Sorry to see you go Deb. It has been quiet around here of late.

Hope everything is okay Zakiya and Meghan. I know with my study it really limits the time I have to read.
Dec 17, 2013 07:50PM

38259 Sounds good, I might be able to finish a task or two now. lol
Dec 15, 2013 08:46PM

38259 Its such a busy time right now so I think we should extend the challenge period and start again in Feb when it quietens down.

Its up to you and Meghan though.
Dec 04, 2013 11:36PM

38259 Is this task period finished now or has it been expended?
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Sep 08, 2013 12:26AM

38259 LOL I know. Nan used to iron everything including sheets, bath towels, tea towels. lol

I have way too much other things to do than to iron that much.
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Sep 07, 2013 01:57AM

38259 I remember my mum telling me when she married my dad, he complained as his mum used to iron his underpants and my mum refused to. lol
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Sep 04, 2013 11:02PM

38259 I only iron when clothes need it (uniforms or going out clothes.)

All others get hung up straight away and thankfully the creases fall out. lol
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Sep 03, 2013 08:03PM

38259 LOL In my house the ironing can always wait.
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Sep 02, 2013 11:53PM

38259 I did get my priorities right last night and read instead of watched TV.

Masterchef Australia has finished so instead of watching the show that replaced it, I got reading.
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Sep 01, 2013 11:49PM

38259 Oh yes, combine studying by distant education with 2 kids and a husband and its always a struggle. lol
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Sep 01, 2013 05:52PM

38259 Thanks Zakiya, with study now I just don't have as much time to read so I need to get my priorities right too. lol
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Sep 01, 2013 05:27PM

38259 I love all the tasks this time, must get myself off the computer more so I can read more. lol
38259 I did, it was such a graphic book after Anne Frank's and Laura Hillman's but he had such courage for such a young man (boy really.)

Will be tracking down his other books now.
38259 ADEL

25.1: The Unusuals
Night by Elie Wiesel

Points for task: 25

Total Points: 110
Total Books Read: 11
Total Pages read: 4642
38259 ADEL

15.3: Last Letter, First Letter
1. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
2. A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

Points for task: 15

Total Points: 85
Total Books Read: 10
Total Pages read: 4522
38259 ADEL.

10.3: ...Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Borrowed: The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro
Blue: Under the Dome by Stephen King
Under the Dome by Stephen King

Points for task: 10

25.3: Knots on a String
1. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult - fictional story about the Holocaust which lead me to read:

2. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - probably the most famous of Holocaust stories and upon researching I found:

3. I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's List Survivor by Laura Hillman - a memoir from a Jewish woman that was saved by Oskar Schindler.

Points for task: 25

Points for post: 35

Total Points: 70
Total Books Read: 9
Total Pages read: 3797
38259 ADEL

35.3: Scavenger hunt Part Two.
Grass: The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde.
"She went outside and kicked off her flip flops and ran through the dry grass to the side of the pool." - page 59.

Sandals/Flip Flops: Before the Storm by Diane Chamberlain.
"Andy returned to the room ina navy jumpsuit that was too big on him and blue flip-flops." - page 321.

Porch: The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve.
"Sided with white clapboards, the house is two stories high with a generous wrap-around porch." - page 45.

Ocean: The Candle Man by Alex Scarrow.
"On the other side of that ocean, she was going to find a very different world, he kept telling her." - page 274.

Points for task: 35

Total Points: 35
Total Books Read: 4
Total Pages read: 1376
R7: Task Ideas (34 new)
Jul 28, 2013 04:05PM

38259 I think it was how close you seem that I thought that.
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Jul 26, 2013 06:29PM

38259 Congratulations on your engagement and all the best for your wedding day.

For some reason I thought that you (Meghan) and Zakiya were friends in real life. lol
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Jul 24, 2013 10:12PM

38259 Thanks. If we go with a fall theme, maybe short words like FALL, LEAF.

Or we could do the Fall months which for us Southern Hemisphere readers is March, April May (short task numbers) and for the Northern Hemisphere readers is September, October, November (longer task numbers.)

This website might be helpful with the country lists.
http://travelerscenturyclub.org/count...

This Goodreads groups might be helpful as they list books from each country.
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/2...
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