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Kristina Simon (PassionforthePage) | 6326 comments Mod
This thread will open on DECEMBER 1.

The Winter 2012-2013 challenge will begin on December 1, 2012 and end at Midnight, Eastern time, February 28, 2013.

This is where you will need to post information about completed tasks - updates to the Readerboard will be based on what is posted HERE AND ONLY HERE.

Please do not delete or edit any post in this thread!! Even if the post is not reflected on the Readerboard yet, I've often logged the post on my spreadsheet already and I will not know that you've made the changes.

*** I do not go backwards in this thread to pick up points. If you need to make a change, just make a new post.

Please refer to the posting requirements for what must be included, and for guidelines that will help us keep the challenge running smoothly.
Posting Requirements

NOTE:
1. You MUST post a link to books claimed for a task.
2. If you claim a book that only exists in e-book form, you MUST provide either a line reference to the approved book spreadsheet or the post number in which the book was approved.
3. If the task requires information about an author, you MUST include the author link.
4. If the task requires a cover element, you MUST include the cover when you post.
5. Remember to include all "Required" task elements

Please post tasks in numerical order, from smallest to largest.

Any problems with task postings will be posted in the questions/problems thread. Please post there if you have a question about your points, Goodreads authors, or Big Books.

Questions/Problems

Good luck and have fun!


Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1675 comments This is shaping up to be the BIGGEST challenge yet. I have to admit I'm a bit intimidated by this season.


Midu Hadi | 742 comments is it dec 1st for you guys yet?


Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1675 comments It sure is Midu


Midu Hadi | 742 comments thanks,Sheila! :-)


Rhiannon | 197 comments 10.2. Let’s Get Something Started. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You: 101 Encouraging Stories about Dieting and Fitness... and Finding What Works for You

The thing that I want to do in 2013 is lose weight and I think that this book gave me the inspiration to do so.

Total Points Earned: 10/1170
Total Pages Read: 400/25831
Total Books Read: 1/91
Good Read Authors:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()





Katrina (katrinajt) | 428 comments 5.3 Plain Brown Wrapper

Embarrassed that I hadn't read this one because it has over 500,000 ratings and had been on my tbr for quite some time. I'd also seen the movie so was ashamed I hadn't yet read the book. Very glad that I did.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett *Goodreads author*

Claiming 1 big book ticket as it's over 500 pages in length.


Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5/1170
Total books read: 1/91
Good reads authors: 1
Big book tickets: 1


Stacie (shorty_320) | 1382 comments STACIE MI

Task 15.5 - We Got the Beat

My name has three syllables, so I read:

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

**At 563 pages, this qualifies as a Big Book!!**

Points this task: 15
Total points: 15
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Pages read: 563
Goodreads authors: 0
Big books: 500+ (1); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


Dee (austhokie) | 4715 comments and we're off and running! lol!


Katrina (katrinajt) | 428 comments 10.9 The Fall Finishers' Five-Star Favorites

From Peebee's shelves:

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan *goodreads author*

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 15/1170
Total books read: 2/91
Good reads authors: 2
Big book tickets: 1


Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 968 comments 5.10 A Claus for Celebration

The perfect read to start the season;)

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

+5 Points
Grand Total: 5


Rebecca NJ (NJReader) | 369 comments Readerboard Name - Rebecca NJ


5.10 - A Claus for Celebration
Trading Christmas by Debbie Macomber **Goodreads Author**
This book contains two stories - Trading Christmas and The Forgetful Bride. Both are set around the Christmas/winter season.

This post: 5 points
Total points to date: 5 points
Tasks completed: 1
GR Authors: 1
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


Catrina Donnelly | 24 comments 10.4 - Where DO Those Letters Go?

Bearing All **Goodreads Author**

Authorised Message 1802 http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/4...

This post: 10 points
Total points to date: 10 points
Tasks completed: 1
GR Authors: 1
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 659 comments 10.9 The Fall Finishers' Five-Star Favorites

Read a 5 star book read by one of the SRC members who completed the Fall 2012 Challenge. 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

This book was on Ms. Anderson's shelf.

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 10/1170
Total Books Read: 1/91
Total Pages Read: 499


Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1675 comments Sheila

5.1 Find a Good Book

The Bellini Card  A Novel by Jason Goodwin The Bellini Card: A Novel by Jason Goodwin



20.10 Group Read

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore  A Novel by Robin Sloan Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan

Posted Comment # 2 in group read thread


Total Points - 25


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Dee (austhokie) | 4715 comments Delicious Dee

5.1 Find a Good Book

Just Good Friends - Rosalind James (GR Author) - ebook only - approved in msg 1720 of the thread

Total Points: 5/1170
GR Authors: 1


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Paul | 105 comments 25.8 - 25. ♥Robin♥'s Task: Spreading the Love

I chose Options 1 and 2.

For Option 1 (Read a book by an author whose initials can be found in any order in "VALENTINE'S DAY") I read Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing by Neal Stephenson (N and S are both in "VALENTINE'S DAY").


For Option 2 ( Read a book that's cover is primarily Red,Pink or White ) I read Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut: Essays and Observations Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut  Essays and Observations by Jill Kargman. The cover of this is primarily a deep red.

Total Points: 25/1170


Midu Hadi | 742 comments 25.5 - Keltie Lee's Task - CLUE

1. Miss Scarlet- A woman wearing a red dress on the cover or a book with the genre romance on its main page. (Either work)

Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) by Darynda Jones by Darynda Jones (Goodreads Author)

6. The title contains a word which is not one of the typical colour names.

Crimson Midnight (Crimson, #1) by Amos Cassidy by Amos Cassidy (Goodreads Author)
Post# 1797

Points this post: 25
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books Read: 2
GR Authors: 2
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


Katrina (katrinajt) | 428 comments 20.10 Group Read

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan *Goodreads author*

Message #4 in the group read thread.

Points this post: 20
Total Points: 35/1170
Total books read: 3/91
Good reads authors: 3
Big book tickets: 1


Jonathan Smith | 13 comments 10.1-Happy New Years

The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam byJasper Fforde


Points this Post-10
Total Points to Date-10


Ellen (BandDirectorTerry) | 75 comments Band Director Terry

Task #5.7 Birdcalls

Spindle's End by Robin McKinley
American Robin--Robin McKinley


Task #10.3 They All Look Good To Me

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
I have not yet completed Task #20.10, but when I do, I intend to read Maisie Dobbs byJacqueline Winspear.

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15
Books this post: 2
Total books: 2
Pages this post: 774
Total pages: 774
Goodreads authors: 0
Big Book tickets: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


alicia (amazingact21) | 124 comments Alicia T

10.4 Where DO Those Letters Go?

I read Icebound by Dean Koontz. The book is set at the tip of Greenland.

I had this book approved in the help thread.

Points this Post: 10
Total Points: 10


Jessica (Sureshot26) | 771 comments Jessica PDX

5.9 - Shhh!

One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9) by Lee Child by Lee Child

Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0


Deirdre (deirdre04) | 102 comments 5.4 -- Read a book with fairy/fae characters.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (<--Goodreads author!)

+5 points

Total points: 5
Goodreads authors: 1


Donna Jo Atwood | 2698 comments 15.8 Red Rover, Red Rover

Starship: Pirate by
Mike Resnick

Practically everyone in this book is a pirate, some more enthusiastically than others.

Today's total: 15
Grand Total: 15


Rhiannon | 197 comments 25.13 - Sandy/Kristi's Task - Author Influences Oliver TwistbyCharles Dickens and Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Charles Dickens influence was Daniel Defoe


Claiming Big Book Ticket For Oliver twist (560pgs)

Total Points Earned:35 /1170
Total Pages Read: 1280/27073
Total Books Read: 3/90
Good Read Authors:
Big Book Tickets: 500(1), 750(), 1000()





Stacie (shorty_320) | 1382 comments STACIE MI

Task 15.7 - Opposites Attract

As a female Pisces, I had to read a book by a male Virgo, so I read a book by Stephen King (DOB: 9/21/47):

Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King

Points this task: 15
Total points: 30
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2
Pages read: 691
Goodreads authors: 0
Big books: 500+ (1); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


Sue Q | 45 comments Task #25.3 - Coralie's Task - Let's Be Different

I chose Option 1 (Book A AND B):

Book A:

Candor by Pam Bachorz

-Title with every letter different.

Pam Bachorz is a Goodreads Author



Book B:

The Fall To Freedom by Mike Walzman

-Title at least 4 words with every word different number of letters (3,4,2,7)

Mike Walzman is a Goodreads Author


This post: 25 points


Total Points: 25/1170 (2%)
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 2
Pages Read: 351
GR Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 1018 comments Andy P.
Task # 10.6 I resolve to read more books;
Read a book whose author's initials can be found sequentially in NEWYEARSRESOLUTION.
Resurrection Express by Stephen Romano
The S in YEARS is followed by the R in Resolution, the author's initils SR


Lois | 599 comments 15.4 -- Naming Names

Option 2: The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15


Wanda (Oma1229) | 700 comments OMA122971

Task 15.10-A Bird in the Hand

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Claiming a Big Book Ticket-503 pages

Points this post-15
Total Points-15


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Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 659 comments 5.9 Shhh!

Read a book with a word in the title or subtitle that begins with "SH."

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale

"Shocking" (in the subtitle) begins with SH.

Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 15/1170
Total Books Read: 2/91
Total Tasks Completed: 2/64
Pages Read: 783


BJ Rose (BJRose) | 822 comments BJ Rose

1 new task

5.4 Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa is book 2 of the Iron Fey series

Points This Post = 5

Total Points = 5

Tasks Completed = 1
Pages Read = 359


Mandy (MandyY) | 92 comments MANDY Y.

30.1. Ms. Anderson's Task - Itoushii Anime no Tame ni

Rolled a 4 and a 5:

4. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (Goodreads Author), 584 pages (Big Book)

I would love to be Diana Bishop because
She does research at Oxford (dream job at dream university).
She hangs out at the library all of the time.
She's a witch and has awesome powers.

5.

Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham (Goodreads Author), 128 pages


Task Points: 30
Grand Total: 30
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 2
Pages Read: 712
Goodreads Author Books: 2
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+( ), 1000+(0)


Aleksandra (AleksandraKonwa) | 696 comments Finished
10.9 The Fall finishers 5* favourite
The Winter Seaby Susanna Kearsley - from Butterflycager's bookshelf

15.9 Fly south for the winter
Out of Africa by Karen Blixen - set in Kenya

Tasks points 25
Tasks completed 2
Total points 25


Rebecca NJ (NJReader) | 369 comments Readerboard Name - Rebecca NJ


15.10 - A Bird in the Hand....
Secrets of Harmony Grove by Mindy Starns Clark
I had this book in my possession as of November 15, 2012.

This post: 15 points
Total points to date: 20 points
Tasks completed: 2
GR Authors: 1
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


Sandra (Sandra72) | 514 comments 5.7 Birdcalls
The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
Bird: Purple Martin
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_M...

5.9 Shhh!

Tracker: A Short Story Exclusive by James Rollins
The Skeleton Key: A Short Story Exclusive by James Rollins
City of Screams: A Short Story Exclusive by James Rollins

The Sh word is 'Short'
James Rollins is a Goodreads Author

In post #1789 of e-book verification thread, these books were approved to be read in combination in order to meet 100+ page count.
In post #5 of Task Help thread books approved for task

Points this post: 10
Total points to date: 10


Sandra (Sandra72) | 514 comments 10.5. Paint It Red

The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy
Red word/variation: Cardinal
Approved in post #20 of Task Help thread
Claiming 1 Big Book ticket (500+): 547 pages

Points this post: 10
Total points to date: 20


Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 521 comments Readerboard Name= Lindy-Lane

Task 10.8-Short & Sweet...read a short book fewer than 200 pages:

I read The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson
The Christmas ShoppeMelody Carlson 168 pages (12.2)

Points earned for this task: 10
Points Achieved to date: 10
Total # of Goodreads Authors:
Total # of Big Books:
500+ = (1)
700+ (0)
1000+ (0)


Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1675 comments Sheila

5.2 Phil's Prediction

Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, #5) by M.C. Beaton Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M.C. Beaton



10.3. They All Look Good to Me.

State of the Onion (A White House Chef Mystery, #1) by Julie Hyzy State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy

I read Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore from the Books about Books list for 20.10 and previously posted it in Post 15. The State of the Onion was from the First book in a mystery series by a female author list.

Total points = 40


Meghanly | 190 comments Meghanly

30.5 Author Train First name "Alex" found intact in last name "Alexie"
Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn *Claiming GR Author Ticket*

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

This Post: 30
Total Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
Total Pages Read:534


Sandy (sandyc88) | 361 comments Sandy MN

20.3 - Best Review - Chris MD's Task: Deck the Halls

Option 5: Published in 2012

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

Total Points:20


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Windy | 12 comments 15.10 -- A Bird in the Hand....

Requirement:
Read any book in your possession as of November 15, 2012.

The Hostby Stephenie Meyer
The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Task Totals / Grand Total:

Points:
15 / 15

GR Authors:
0 / 0

Big Books:
500+ (1) / 500+ (1)

750+ (0) / 750+ (0)

1000+ (0) / 1000+ (0)

Pages Read:
619 / 619

Books Read:
1 / 1


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Sandra (Sandra72) | 514 comments 15.10 -- A Bird in the Hand....

The Balkan Escape (Short Story): A Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure by Steve Berry
The Devil's Gold by Steve Berry
The Admiral's Mark by Steve Berry

Steve Berry is a Goodreads Author (1 ticket).

In post #1791 of e-book verification thread, these books were approved to be read in combination in order to meet 100+ page count.
In post #13 of Task Help thread books approved for task.

Points this post: 15
Total points to date: 35


Katrina (katrinajt) | 428 comments 30.9 - Peebee’s Task - Schoolhouse Rock

Option 1: 3rd book in series
Reached by Ally Condie

*Claiming 1 big book ticket, over 500 pages*

Option 3: Conjunction 'and' in title.
Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver *goodreads author*

Points this post: 30
Total Points: 65/1170
Total books read: 5/91
Good reads authors: 4
Big book tickets: 2


Keltie Lee | 315 comments Keltie Lee

10.4 Where DO Those Letters Go?


Gabriel's Inferno
by Sylvain Reynard
*set in Toronto, ON in Canada*

10.8 Short and Sweet

Toxic Love
by Linda Holeman
*has 184 pages*

15.7 Opposites Attract

Digital Fortress
by Dan Brown
*I am a female Capricorn so my opposite is a male Cancer. Dan Brown was born June 22.*

Points this post: 35
Total points: 35/1170
Tasks: 3
Books: 3


Jen (jayebee) | 201 comments Readerboard ID: JENBENT


15.10 -- A Bird in the Hand....

God Save The Child by Robert B. Parker

(checked out of library Nov 14)


Points this task: 15
Total points: 15

Goodreads authors: 0
Big books: 500+ ()


JenC. (jencornelius) | 553 comments The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Task 30.8 - A Reading Tribute To Those We Love

Book 1 is for my Grandad who passed this June. He struggled with cancer as the writer's mother in the book does.

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe **GR Author**

Book 2 - Anne rated it 4 stars: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

Total GR Authors = 1

Challenge total = 30


Jen Scott | 242 comments Jen UT

5.9 - Shhh!

The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope

Total Points: 5
Total Books Read: 1


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Sandra (Sandra72) | 514 comments 15.4 -- Naming Names

I chose to do Option #2 (1 book with two names in title/subtitle):
Julie and Romeo: A Novel by Jeanne Ray

Points this post: 15
Total points to date: 50


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