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message 1: by Lynlee4 (last edited Feb 22, 2009 07:50AM) (new)

Lynlee4 | 117 comments My reading intentions for 2009:
*52 books
*12 of the 52 from the '1001 books to read before you die' list
*Complete the "Variety Challenge" I only have 'Poetry' left
*A-Z author
*A-Z title (I'm attempting, but not going to hurt myself to complete this one)
*Buck a Book (stolen idea from Vegasgal). $1.00 for each completed book to go into the BAB jar. Money will be spent in Vegas :P
*Seasonal TNNBC challenges
*Pick a Shelf group Shelf-a-thon

These are my set in stone challenges, I'm sure I'll add a few more during the year!



Ray Waltz hey hey ppl im new 2 the group soo watcha dooin?


message 5: by Lynlee4 (last edited Apr 30, 2009 07:50PM) (new)

Lynlee4 | 117 comments A-Z Author

A- Alcott Louisa M, Little Women
B- Ann Brashares, Second Summer of the Sisterhood
C- Mary Higgins Clark, Deck the Halls
D- Roald Dahl, Matilda
E- Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate
F-
G- Neil Gaiman, Sandman-Endless Nights
H- Catherine Ryan Hyde, Year of My Miraculous Reappearance
I-
J-
K-Kathleen Kent, Heretic's Daughter
L-Lois Lowry, The Giver
M-Stephenie Meyer, New Moon
N-
O-Ally O'Brien, The Agency
P-Sylvia Plath, Bell Jar
Q-
R-Josh Russell, Yellow Jack
S-David Sedaris, When You are Engulfed in Flames
T-Gioia Timpanelli, What Makes a Child Lucky
U-
V-
W-Oscar Wilde, Picture of Dorian Gray
X-
Y-Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen
Z-


Jill (wanderingrogue) | 329 comments How did you like When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Lynlee? I really enjoyed it. Of course, Sedaris is one of my favorite writers.


Fiona (bookcoop) I think this A-Z is really cool. I'm going to make myself another challenge!


message 9: by Lynlee4 (last edited Feb 22, 2009 06:08PM) (new)

Lynlee4 | 117 comments '08-09 Winter Challenge

5 POINT TASKS
2. February Is National Library Lovers Month...Visit Your Local Library And Either Check Out A Book Or For Those Who Have To Own - Buy One From A Library Sale And Read That Book. Kitchen

3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Romance Novel. Hot Stuff

7. Read A Book Whose Title Starts With The Word Who, What, Where, When, Why Or How. When You Are Engulfed in Flames

8. Read A Book Whose Title Contains The Word Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday. A Christmas Carol

9. Read A Mystery Novel. The Thirteenth Tale A Novel

10 POINT TASKS
2. For The Holiday Season: Read a Book with a Holiday Song in the Title. Deck the Halls

6. Read A Book That Takes Place In A Country That Is Part Of Your Ancestry. New Moon (Italy)

7. Read A Book Where The Main Character Is Mentally Or Physically Handicapped. The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance-down's syndrome

10. Read A Book With A Title Containing The Name Of A Body Part. In Cold Blood

15 POINT TASKS
3. For Valentine’s Day: Read a Book with the Word Chocolate (Or Type of Chocolate or Other Candy) In The Title, Then Eat That Kind Of Chocolate Or Candy.
Like Water for Chocolate

4. Read A Book And Read It's Sequel. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

6. Read A Historical Fiction Book Featuring A Famous Historic Personality Or A Biography Of A Historical Figure. The Heretic's Daughter

25 POINT TASKS
1. Karen's Task - Read a book about / set in / or by an author of a country with a name that starts with the first letter of your name (first / middle / last). The Agency, Ally O'Brien - set in England = Erickson

2. Ann From S.C.'s Task - Read a book that you have started but never finished. I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids Reinventing Modern Motherhood
Challenge Total: 160


message 10: by Lynlee4 (last edited Mar 13, 2009 03:06PM) (new)

Lynlee4 | 117 comments Spring Challenge currently @ 50 points

25 Point
1. KAREN’S TASK - As we are all totally completely addicted to GR (Goodreads), let's read…
- A book which title starts with the letter G Garden Spells AND
- A book which title starts with the letter R The Reluctant Fundamentalist

5. BONNIE’S TASK - Read a book outside your normal genre(s). Biography, Living with the Dead (Grateful Dead)



Lynlee4 | 117 comments Jill wrote: "How did you like When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Lynlee? I really enjoyed it. Of course, Sedaris is one of my favorite writers. "

It was a great read. One of my favorite from Sedaris! Gotta love him!


Lynlee4 | 117 comments Fiona wrote: "I think this A-Z is really cool. I'm going to make myself another challenge!"

I did A-Z author last year, too. Found myself reading (and loving) books I never would have considered!


Fiona (bookcoop) I've got to try and get them within my owned tbr list - it might help me when it comes to choosing the books.


Lynlee4 | 117 comments Fiona wrote: "I've got to try and get them within my owned tbr list - it might help me when it comes to choosing the books."

I do the same....chose whatever I have from Mt TBR and get the rest from the library.




message 15: by Lynlee4 (last edited Apr 01, 2009 05:20PM) (new)

Lynlee4 | 117 comments TNBBC Spring Challenge. Completed in March
15 Points
3. Read a past OR present TNBBC group read that you haven’t read before. The Bell Jar
25 Points
1. KAREN’S TASK - As we are all totally completely addicted to GR (Goodreads), let's read…
- A book which title starts with the letter G Garden Spells
- A book which title starts with the letter R. The Reluctant Fundamentalist
5. BONNIE’S TASK - Read a book outside your normal genre(s). Biography, Living with the Dead
8. CASSIE'S TASK - Read two young adult novels. What-the-Dickens The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy, Matilda
9. SARA'S TASK - Read a book that has a title of 12 or more words. Do Dead People Watch You Shower? And Other Questions You've Been All but Dying to Ask a Medium


Lynlee4 | 117 comments Pick-A-Shelf Challenge = 217 shelves/22 books


message 17: by Lynlee4 (last edited Apr 30, 2009 08:12PM) (new)

Lynlee4 | 117 comments TNBBC Spring Challenge. Completed in April
5 Points
4. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Task – Read or listen to a book while you are on a plane, on a train, or in a car. What Makes a Child Lucky A Novel
7. For Arbor Day – Do your part to save some trees by…
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules --->donated to my daughter's classroom
8. For April Fools Day…Read a humorous novel, a book of jokes. A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
9. Read a book with one of the following Spring animals in the title…
- Bird (the word bird or any type of bird) Blackbird House

10 POINTS
6. In honor of Earth Day (April 22) read a book with the word Earth, Moon, Sun or one of the other planets in the title. The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun

15 Points
8. Get To Know The Author - Read a book by an author AND then either attend a reading by that author OR read/listen to an interview with that author. The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell
9. Read a book with a color in the title AND eat a meal that includes at least 2 foods that are that color (you don’t have to cook it yourself). Yellow Jack/banana & cheese

25 Points
3. ANGELA’S TASK - Look for your first post in the Official Spring Challenge. Once you find it, look at the person below you and go to their profile and pick TWO books to read off of their shelves. If their profile is listed as private, go to the person below that person. Meghan - The Host and Middlesex
6. JON’S TASK - Read a Non-Fiction book of at least 400 pages relating in some way to the British Monarchy past or present. Write a short Goodreads review and post a copy on the Spring challenge thread. Elizabeth and Mary Cousins, Rivals, Queens

Total 210


Lynlee4 | 117 comments Final Pick a Shelf group Shelf-a-thon total:
247 shelves/33 books

*Some of these books aren't counted in my year totals because I don't feel they 'qualify': childrens picture books, cookbooks, etc.

This was a great challenge, I'll be joining round 2




message 19: by Lynlee4 (last edited May 27, 2009 08:58PM) (new)

Lynlee4 | 117 comments YA Wild Things challenge:
Completed in May
Completed:
25 POINT TASKS:
3. Read a book that takes place in a different country or culture than your own. Neverwhere takes place in England.
20 POINT TASKS:
3. Read a book that is set in your geographical area, or in a geographical area that you would like to or have lived in and/or visited. The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I was raised in New England,



Lynlee4 | 117 comments Pick-a-shelf ~ round 2 (May-July)

242 shelves/24 books


Lynlee4 | 117 comments TNBBC Summer Challenge
5 Points
1. Andy Griffith (Actor) - Born June 1, 1926 - Read A Book That Takes Place In Or Is About A Small Town Ala Mayberry. Where the Heart Is
6. Christmas In July – Read A Christmas Story Or A Book That Takes Place Primarily During Winter. Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & The Thanksgiving Visitor
10 Points

15 Points
3. Read an Entire Book While Sitting Outside – Book Must Be At Least 150 Pages. Between Georgia
5. Current Events – Read A Book That In Someway Relates To Current/Recent Events/Topics From The News And Read A Newspaper Or Magazine Article Related To The Same Topic. Lost and Found/Anorexia article online @ tidewaterparent.com
20 Points

25 Points
2. Ashley ID's Task - Read A Dystopian Novel. Gathering Blue
30 Points
9. Lizzi’s Task – Judge a Book by Its Cover. Select a Book Only Because You Love the Cover. Ice Queen







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