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message 1: by Cynthia (last edited Jul 21, 2009 05:30PM) (new)

Cynthia (PandoraPhoebesMom) | 1378 comments If you want to create a plan of what your going to read for all of this seasons tasks you can post the information in this thread. It IS NOT a requirement of the challenge that you create such a list but I know some people have found it helpful.


message 2: by Sam (last edited Nov 25, 2009 07:06AM) (new)

Sam (archie_leach) | 275 comments 5 Points
1. The Child in Time - Ian McEwan
2. What Was She Thinking?: Notes on a Scandal - Zoe Heller
3. Plunder of the Sun - David Dodge
4. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
5. The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx
6. Bloodsucking Fiends - Christopher Moore
7. The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole - Sue Townsend
8. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum
10. Human Croquet - Kate Atkinson

10 Points
1. Farmer Boy - Laura Ingalls Wilder
2. Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon
3. The Cat in the Hat / Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss
4. Last Evenings on Earth - Robert Bolano
5. The Reader - Bernard Schlink
6. Coyote Blue - Christopher Moore
7. Beowulf - Seamus Heaney
8. Play It as It Lays - Joan Didion
9. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
10. The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga

15 Points
1. The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett / A Touch of Dead - Charlaine Harris
2. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
3. The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown / The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson
4. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
5. Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell / Let the Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist
6. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
7. The Natural - Bernard Malamud
8. Kiss Her Goodbye - Allan Guthrie / Branded Woman - Wade Miller
9. Home is the Sailor - Day Keene
10. Anne of Avonlea - L.M. Montgomery / Anne of the Island - L.M. Montgomery

20 Points
1. The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis
2. Beat the Reaper - Josh Bazell / The Confession - Domenic Stansberry / Dutch Uncle - Peter Pavia
3. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane

25 Points
1. To Bedlam and Part Way Back & All My Pretty Ones - Anne Sexton / The Girl with the Long Green Heart - Lawrence Block
2. Under the Dome - Stephen King / Welcome to Lovecraft - Joe Hill
3. Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin
4. The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo
5. Dune - Frank Herbert
6. Franklin and Winston - Jon Meacham
7. Interworld - Neil Gaiman / The Magicians - Lev Grossman / The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
8. Dexter By Design - Jeff Lindsay / Anne of Ingleside - L.M. Montgomery / A Beautiful Blue Death - Charles Finch
9. Julie & Julia - Julie Powell / Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook
10. Devil May Care - Sebastian Faulks

30 Points
1. Anne of Windy Poplars - L.M. Montgomery / If Chins Could Kill - Bruce Campbell

50 Points
1. A Cook's Tour - Anthony Bourdain / The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins / Anne's House of Dreams - L.M. Montgomery

Total Points - 665

In Progress:
25.2 (Father/Son) Under the Dome - Stephen King / Welcome to Lovecraft, Vol. 1 - Joe Hill


message 3: by Terri (last edited Nov 19, 2009 12:55PM) (new)

Terri (TerriSA-UK) | 216 comments PROVISIONAL PLAN! THIS WILL CHANGE ...

5 Points
1.The Pirate's Daughter - Margaret Cezair-Thompson
2.Songs of the Humpback Whale - Jodi Picoult
Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
10/9/09
3. Sea of Poppies - Amitav Ghosh
4. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg
5. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
6. Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
7. The Private Lives of Pippe Lee - Rebecca Miller (family)
8. Catch Me When I Fall - Nicci French (Nicci Gerrard and Sean French) 8/9/09
9. The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
10. Cross Stitch - Diane Gabaldon

10 Points
1. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute (1950)
2. The Heroin Diaries - Nikki Sixx
3. Room on the Broom - Julia Donaldson; Man on the Moon - Simon Bartram; The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish - Neil Gaiman 7/9/09
4. Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquival
5. Perfume - Patrick Suskind
6. The Last Apache Girl - Jim Fergus
7. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
8. Let's Meet on Platform 8 - Carole Matthews (words: faithful, stereotype, platform)
9. Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier
10.White Tiger - Aravind Adiga

15 points
1. IN the Woods - Tana French; Love IN the Present Tense - Catherine Ryan Hyde 13/9/09
2. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
3. The Rose Labyrinth - Titania Harris (multiplication: approx 518 pages (37x14=518); Everything Must Go - Elizabeth Flock(addition = 14 letters)
4. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach; ?which sci-fi film
5. Inkspell and Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
6. The Brutal Art - Jesse Kellerman
7. Moods of Future Joys - Alastair Humphreys
8. Initials SG: Frankie and Stankie - Barbara Trapido (South Africa); The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
9. Too Close to Home - Linwood Barclay
10. The Piano Teacher - Janice YK Lee; The High Lord - Trudi Canavan

20 points
1. The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
2. Flesh and Bone - Jefferson Bass; Gargoyle, The - Andrew Davidson; Handle with Care - Jodi Picoult
3. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

25 points
NICOLE: Haven't You Grown - Belinda Hollyer; Skin and Bone - Kathryn Fox 2/9/09
DONNAJO: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - Stephen King; Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill
WENDY: TBD
CANDACE: The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (a re-read)
JANICE: Dune - Frank Herbert
BJ ROSE: ?
CINDY: a) Tethered - Amy McKinnon; b) Body Surfing - Anita Shreve; c) Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger
CAIT: a) The End of Mr Y - Scarlett Thomas; b) The Bookseller of Kabul - Asne Seierstad; c) The Letters - Fiona Robyn
DIANE: ??; The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl - Shauna Reid
SAM: The Season of the Witch - Natasha Mostert

30 Points
ROSEANN: Julie and Julia (secretary = current job); The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson (journalism = dream childhood job) 7/9/09

Tasks completed: 8/45
Books read: 17/59
Pages read: 5924
Points claimed: 130

Updated: 19 Nov


message 4: by Angela (last edited Nov 24, 2009 07:46AM) (new)

Angela | 370 comments 5 POINT TASKS
1. Our Children Are Our Future.
Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble-11/14 (374 pgs)

2. An Apple (Book) A Day Keeps The Librarians Away - September Is National Apple Month So Let's...
• Read A Book That Has A Picture Of An Apple On The Cover.
OR
• A Book With The Word Apple(s) In The Title.
Teach Me by R.A. Nelson
Teach Me by R.A. NelsonTeach Me

3. In 1492 Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue - In Honor Of Columbus Day (October) - Read A Novel Where The Main Character Travels At Sea Or A Non-Fiction Book About Sea Travel.
A Pearl In the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean by Tori Murden Mcclure

4. Adoption Story – November Is National Adoption Awareness Month - Read A Novel Where The Main Character Is Adopted Or Adopts A Child Themselves Or A Non-Fictional Book Related To Adoption.
Children of the Waters by Carleen Brice-9/17 (298 pgs)

5. Going Back To School - Re-read A Book That You Were Required To Read For School...See If You Feel The Same About It Now As You Did Then.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton-10/25 (180 pgs)
I think I read this my Sophomore or Junior year. I really do not remember much, so it was almost like reading it for the first time. I enjoyed it a lot and was glad to reread it.

6. Terrifying Titles - Read A Novel That Has An Adjective In The Title That Relates To Halloween
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger-10/10 (401 pgs)

7. Giving Thanks - In Honor Of Thanksgiving (November 26th) Read A Book That Relates To The Thing You Are Most Thankful For.
• Please Tell Us What That Is When You Claim Points.
B-Mother by Maureen O'Brien-11/13 (276 pgs)

8. Let's Find Out If Two Heads Really Better Than One - Read A Book That Has More Than One Author.
• Fiction Or Non-Fiction Is Acceptable
• But Short Story Collections With Multiple Authors Are Not Acceptable. I.E. It Should Be A Singular Work That Two People Collaborated Together To Create.
Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo (380 pgs)

9. Coming Of Age Or All Grown Up (And Then Some) – Explore Stories Told From The Perspective Of A Character From One Of Two Opposite Ends Of The Age Spectrum By
• Reading A Coming Of Age Novel.
OR
• A Novel Where The Main Character Is A Senior Citizen.
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison-11/16 (309 pgs)

10. Fall Back In Time For Daylight Savings Time – Read A Novel Where One Or More Character(s) Travel Back In Time.
Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch-11/2 (283 pgs)

10 POINT TASKS
1. This Year Labor Day Falls On September 7th - Rock And Roll Pioneer Buddy Holly Was Born On That Day In 1936 - Read A Book First Published During His Lifetime (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959).
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote-9/1 (111 pgs) Published in 1958

2. On October 31st, 1993, River Phoenix Dies From A Drug Overdose - In Memory Of This Actor Who Died Before His Time; Read A Novel With A Character Who Suffers From An Addiction Or A Non-Fiction Book About Addiction (Such As A Memoir Of A Recovering Addict).
Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America by Jennifer Storm-9/27 (246 pgs)

. This Year Thanksgiving Falls On November 26th - Famous Children's Author Stanley "Stan" Berenstain (The Berenstain Bears) Died On That Day In 2005 (He Was Born September 29, 1923) - In Memory Of Him...
• Read Several Children's Books (The Number Of Pages Should Add Up To At Least 100).
-Dora the Explorer: Super Babies by Victoria Miller-9/8 (23 pgs)
-Dora the Explorer: The Birthday Dance Party by Dave Aikins (22 pgs)
-Dora the Explorer: At the Carnival by Leslie Valdes (22 pgs)
-Dora's Chilly Day by Kiki Thorpe (23 pgs)
-Dora Saves Mermaid Kingdom! by Artful Doodlers (22 pgs)
-Dora Had a Little Lamb by Steven Savitsky (22 pgs)

Total: 134 pgs

4. Hispanic Heritage Month Begins On September 15 Which Commemorates The Anniversary Of Independence For Five Latin American Countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, And Nicaragua)/ In Addition, Mexico Declared Its Independence On September 16, And Chile On September 18. Read A Book Written By An Author From One Of Those Countries Or That Takes Place In One Of Those Countries Or A Non-Fiction Book About One Of Them.
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
by Laura Esquivel-11/24 (246 pgs)


5. Oktoberfest Is A Sixteen-Day Festival Held Each Year In Munich, Germany During Late September (And Running To Early October). - Read A Book Written By A German Author, Set In Germany, Or A Non-Fictional Book About Germany.
Schindlers List by Thomas Keneally OR
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian

6. November Is Native American Heritage Month - Read A Book Written By A Native American Author, With A Main Character Who Is Native American, Or A Non-Fictional Book About Native Americans.
Love Medicine by Louise Erdich

7. Can You Read Faster Than A Speeding Bullet? - Christopher Reeve, Famous For His Role As Superman, Was Born On September 25, 1952...
• In Honor Of Him Read A Novel About Heroes/Heroines/Superheroes/Super-heroines
Wonder Woman: Love and Murder by Jodi Picoult, Terry Dodson (Illustrator), Rachel Dodson (Illustrator)-9/8 (129 pgs

8. You'll Find It In The Dictionary - Noah Webster Was Born October 16, 1758 - In Honor Of Him Visit The Random Word Generator Website And Then Read A Book Whose Title Contains The 9th, 10th, or 11th Word You Come To.
Word= Coming
Wrapped in Rain: A Novel of Coming Home by Charles Martin

9. Summer Has Gone With The Wind- On November 5, 2009, The Actress Vivien Leigh, Who Portrayed Scarlett O'Hara In The Film Adaptation Of GWTW, Would Have Been 96 Years Old - In Honor Of Her Most Famous Role - Read A Novel Set During The U.S. Civil War.
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier OR
March by Geraldine Brooks

10. This Task Is The Cat's Meow - Read A Book That...
• Has The Word Cat(s) In The Title.
• Or Has A Picture Of A Cat(s) On The Cover.
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron-11/1 (271 pgs)

15 POINT TASKS
1. Brush Up On Your Grammar- Select One Of The Following...
• Prepositions - Read 2 Books That Contain The Same Preposition In Their Titles. Ex. A Lesson Before Dying & I Heard That Song Before
After You by Julie Buxbaum-9/18 (326 pgs)
After the Leaves Fall by Nicole Baart-10/19 (337 pgs)

2. Rewriting History - Read an Alternative Historical Novel. Afterwards, Post A Review Where You State Whether You Think The World (Or A Particular) Country Would Be Better Today If The Author's Version Of History Is What Really Happened. Give Reasons Why.
Blood Roots by Bernardine Evaristo

3. Discover The Equation For Good Books (Math) - Pick 2 Of The Following...

• Addition - Add Up The Number Of Letters Found In Your First and Last Names Then Read A Book Written By An Author Whose Name Contains The Same Number Of Letters. Ex. For Me That Would Be 14 Letters So I Could Read A Book Written By Tracy Chevalier
11 letters: Smash Cut by Sandra Brown-11/7 (367 pgs)

• Subtraction - Subtract The Number Of Letters Found In Your Whole Name (First, Middle, Last) From Your Age And Read A Book With That Many Letters Or Words In The Title. Ex. I'm 27 And My Name Has 18 Letters Which Would Mean I Could Read A Book With 9 Letters In The Title Such As Going Home.
11 letter:Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson-9/6 (282 pgs)

4.Science Fact vs. Science Fiction
• Read A Science Fiction Novel And Watch A Film Related To Science Or Scientific Discovery.
OR
• Read A Non-Fiction Book About Science And Watch A Science-Fiction Film.
The Host by Stephanie Meyer OR
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood OR
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury


message 5: by Angela (last edited Nov 26, 2009 09:37AM) (new)

Angela | 370 comments 5. Time To Study Abroad
• Read 2 Books That Were Originally Published In The Same Foreign Language.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson-9/16 (590 pgs)
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson-9/20 (504 pgs)

6. Creative Minds (The Arts) - Choose ONE
• Music Appreciation Class - Read A Book With A Type Of Music In The Title (Jazz, Country, Pop, Rap Etc.) And Listen To A CD Or Attend A Concert Of That Type Of Music.
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen-11/26 (345 pgs)
Listened to: Lullaby by Jewel

7. Let's Get Physical (P.E.)
• Listen To An Audiobook While Walking/Jogging/Running Or Exercising In Some Way.
Or
• Read A Book Written By Or About An Athlete (Fictional Or Non-Fiction) And Participate In Or Watch That Same Type Of Sporting Event. Example If You Read A Book About An Ice Skater You Could Go Ice Skating Or Watch It On Television/Live.

8. Geography Lessons - Read Two Books That Take Place Countries That Correspond To Your Initials.
Afghanistan:Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez-11/22 (270 pgs)
France:The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby-10/14 (132 pgs)

9. Your Homework Assignment-Is To Read A Book With The Word Home OR Work In The Title.
• After Reading The Book You Have To Design A Homework Assignment That Relates Somehow To That Book. Post The Details Of The Assignment When You Claim Points For This Task.
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens-10/22 (387 pgs)

-This book switches back and forth between present and past. Explain why the author chooses to do write her book in this particular style.
-What does the title suggest? Addy is driven out of her town and goes through a lot (without giving away anything in the book), but whenever she runs somewhere she always says, rush home, rush home...what is still there for her?
-Despite the fact that she is old, what makes her decide to take Sharla into her home and treat her like a daughter?

10. Teacher-Student Relations - Read Both...
• A Book With A Teacher As The Main Character Or With The Word Teacher(s), Teach, Teaches, or Teaching.
And
• A Book With A Main Character Who Is A Student Or With The Word Student(s), Study, Or Studies In The Title.
Teacher:Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber-11/8 (257 pgs)
Student:Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants: Even Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison-9/8 (206 pgs)

20 POINT TASKS
1.MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – JULIE KS - I Am Very Faithful In My Christian Beliefs. Read A Christian Fiction Book. The Book Has To Demonstrate The Importance Of Living A Faith Centered Life.
When Joy Came to Stay by Karen Kingsbury OR
Divine by Karen Kingsbury

2. ROOKIE OF THE SEASON-ERIN Read 3 Books That Begin With A,B,C Or Any Three Consecutive Letters In The Alphabet.
Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas: Further, Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison-9/7 (173 pgs)
Little Face by Sophie Hannah-9/25 (310 pgs)
Midnight: A Gangster Love Story by Sister Souljah-9/13 (498 pgs)

3. GROUP READ
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell-10/1 (359 pgs)

25 POINT TASKS
1. NICOLE OH'S TASK - Rhyme Time - Read ONE Fiction Book And ONE Poetry Book That Have A Word That Rhymes From Each Of The Titles. It Must Be An Exact Rhyme! The Poetry Must Be At Least 50 Pages And The Fiction Book Must Be At Least 300 Pages In Length.
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein-9/13 (169 pgs)
Right Behind You by Gail Giles-9/29 (304 pgs)

2. DONNA JO'S TASK - Find Two Authors Who Are Related By Blood Or Marriage And Read A Book By Each. If By Marriage, It Need Not Be Permanent At The Time The Books Were Written. (In Other Words, The Book(S) Could Have Been Written Before Or After Said Marriage.)
• In Your Post Please Be Sure To State The Relationship Between The Authors.
Trouble by Jesse Kellerman
When The Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman

3. WENDY'S TASK - Harvey Milk, The First Openly Gay Man To Be Elected To Public Office In California, Was Murdered On November 27, 1978. In Honor Of Him Read A Book With A Positive Gay Or Lesbian Character.
The Funny Thing Is...by Ellen DeGeneres-9/9 (177 pgs)

4. CANDACE'S TASK - Read A Book That Has Been Written Within The Last 10 Years And Made Into A Movie Within The Last 5. Read The Book And Watch The Movie Both, Then Post A Little Review Of The Two And Tell Us Which One You Liked Better And Why. (Examples: Atonement, Twilight, The Time Traveler's Wife, Angels & Demons, Harry Potter (5& 6).
He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo-11/7 (176 pg)
Movie-10/28

5. JANICE'S TASK - Fortune Telling Has Long Been A Halloween Tradition: Read A Book With "Fortune" Or "Prophecy" In The Title or That Features Fortune-Telling, Prophecy Or Prediction(s) As The Main Theme Or Has A Fortune Teller As A Main Character.
The House on Fortune Street: A Novel by Margot Livesey-11/22 (311 pgs)

6. BJ ROSE'S TASK - Following The “Curse Of Tippecanoe” Theme Explained Below, Read A Non-Fiction Book Of At Least 500 Pages About One Of The 7 Presidents Listed Below OR About A President Or Prime Minister (Of Any Country) Who Has Been Democratically Elected (No Dictators Or Totalitarian Governments Or Military Juntas). When Finished, Post A Short Review About The Major Accomplishment(S) Of That Leader AND The Biggest Scandal During That Administration (Unfortunately, There’s Always At Least One Scandal For A Leader To Deal With). Include the # of Pages Read.
Special Note: To Fulfill This Task, You May Instead Read 2 Shorter Books About Two Different Leaders, As Long As Your Page Total Is 500 Or More.
1960 - John F. Kennedy - Died In 1963 During His First Term.
A Question of Character: A Life of John F. Kennedy
by Thomas Reeves

7. CINDY'S TASK - One, Two, Three - Read Three Books...
• One With A One Word Title: Tricks by Ellen Hopkins-9/23 (625 pgs)
• The Second With A Two Word Title: The Shack by William P. Young-9/27 (250 pgs)
• And The Third With A Three Word Title: Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner-9/22 (359 pgs)

8. CAIT'S TASK - Nouns - The Most Basic Definitions State That A Noun Is A Person, Place, Or Thing. Read 3 Books:
• With The Name Of A Person In The Title. Proper Nouns Only (David Copperfield, Odd Thomas, Still Alice Would Work
The World According to Garp by John Irving-9/8 (688 pgs)

• With The Name Of A Place In The Title. Again, Proper Nouns Only
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem-10/3 (311 pgs)

• With A Thing/Object In The Title, Such As Tree, Key, Car, Book, Etc.
Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison-10/7 (224 pgs)

9. DIANE'S TASK - September Is Self-Improvement Month.
•Read A Nonfiction Self-Improvement Or Self-Help Book.
Stop Whining, Start Living: Turning Hurt Into Happiness by Laura C. Schlessinger-10/30 (198 pgs)
AND
• Read A Book In Which The Main Character Undergoes A Significant Positive Change In His Or Her Life As A Result Of Self-Improvement (Can Be Fiction Or Nonfiction).
Julia's Chocolates by Cathy Lamb-10/28 (383 pgs)

10. SAM'S TASK - Halloween Part III: Monsterfest - Read A Book With One Of The Following In The Title: Devil, Witch, Vampire, Zombie, Or Werewolf. Variations Of The Words Are Fine
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson-10/7 (390 pgs)

30 Point Tasks
1. ROSEANN'S TASK - Your Job/Dream Job Challenge - First Read A Book That Is Somehow Related To Your Current Profession AND Then Read A Book That Is Related To Either Your Current Or Childhood Dream Job. The Books Can Either Have A Character Or Setting That Relates To That Job.
Hey, I'm the Customer by Ron Willingham-11/12 (194 pgs)
I am a teller manager and this book was about giving exceptional customer service (which I have been trained to do). I have been there almost 13 years. This book also had about 10 examples about finanical institutions as well as tellers giving both bad and good customer service.

How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely-11/4 (322 pgs)
I have always wanted to write a novel or memoir, even as a child, I would write short stories or books. This is still something I aspire to do one day.

50 POINT MID-WAY TASK
PJREADS TASK
Minding the World - 3 books:
I. Senses – Read a book that has one of the traditional five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell) in the title OR a book where one of these five senses plays a major role (The Miracle Worker, Oedipus Rex, King Lear). Post some highlights from what the book says about the sense.
Blindness by José Saramago-11/11 (293 pgs)
Everyone goes blind besides one woman-being blind leads to chaos everywhere:No more people driving, no stores open, people dying because they cannot find food. The story has a deep revelation about being blind and being a seeing being, but I do not want to give it away.

II. Emotions – Read a book that has an emotion in the title (happy/joy, sad/sorrow, angry/anger, afraid/fear, etc.). Post some highlights from what the book reveals about the emotion.
A Happy Marriage: A Novel by Rafael Yglesias-10/17 (369 pgs)
This book was about a marriage, but mostly about loss. The main character falls in love with a woman who he eventually marries. Later in life, she is diagnosed with cancer. The book goes back and forth between past and present. Basically, I would attribute the happy in the title to mean that despite their marriage had many up and downs, it is not until his wife is dying that he realizes how happy she mad him. I think most people look for the greener side in life and there were many times in this book where he did think he could be happier if he was not married. He discovers that happiness is not something that can be created, but which you create.

III. Memories – Pick one of your keepsakes that reminds you of an event in your life. Read a book with either the event or the reminder in the title OR a book where either the event or the reminder plays a major role. In your post identify the keepsake and the event.
Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow
by Elizabeth Lesser-11/11 (274 pgs)

I read this book because the recent event that I am going through is a divorce. I just bought my own house and I am learning how to be alone and deal with all of the new changes in my life. There are many days were I feel broken open and I wanted to learn how to cope with what is happening to me.

Update:11/26/09
Points: 525
Tasks: 32 (0 in progress)
Books: 48 (+6 Dora Books)



message 6: by Cynthia (last edited Nov 27, 2009 12:53AM) (new)

Cynthia (PandoraPhoebesMom) | 1378 comments My Plan
5.1 CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER by MICHELLE MORAN
5.2 JIGS AND REELS by JOANNE HARRIS
Jigs & Reels  Stories by Joanne Harris

5.3 LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER BY DIANA GABALDON
5.4 BROTHER AND SISTER by JOANNA TROLLOPE
5.5 JANE EYRE by CHARLOTTE BRONTE
5.6 PLUM SPOOKY by JANET EVANOVICH
5.7 BEST FRIENDS FOREVER by JENNIFER WEINER
5.8 DON'T LOOK DOWN by JENNIFER CRUSIE & BOB MAYER
5.9 BURNING BRIGHT by TRACY CHEVALIER
5.10 A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR BY JUDE DEVERAUX

10.1 FOXFIRE by ANYA SETON
10.2 COURAGE OF FEAR BY BARBARA BOYER
10.3 THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR by JEAN AUEL
10.4 SPA VACATION by THERESA ALAN
10.5 STONES FROM THE RIVER by URSULA HEGI
10.6 STONE HEART by DIANE GLANCY
10.7 THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY by MICHAEL CHABON
10.8 TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS by ALISHA KWITNEY
10.9 JACOB'S LADDER by DONALD MCCAIG
10.10 THE GRAND FINALE by JANET EVANOVICH
The Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich

15.1 A CHANGE IN ALTITUDE by ANITA SHREVE & FIREFLIES IN DECEMBER BY JENNIFER VALENT
15.2 BLONDE ROOTS by BERNADINE EVARISTO
15.3 Addition (14)THE LAST SONG by NICHOLAS SPARKS & Division (73) (7th Book) AN ECHO IN THE BONE by DIANA GABALDON
15.4 THE HOST by STEPHANIE MEYER (Not Sure What Film)
15.5 SARAH & ZIPPORAH, WIFE OF MOSES BY MAREK HALTER
15.6 A SEPARATE COUNTRY by ROBERT HICKS
15.7 (Football) HEAVEN, TEXAS by SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS
15.8 (C - China) THE BINDING CHAIR OR A VISIT FROM THE FOOT EMANCIPATION SOCIETY BY KATHRYN HARRISON & (S - Scotland) HIGHLAND VELVET by JUDE DEVERAUX
15.9 GOING HOME by HARRIET EVANS
15.10 (ESL Teacher) SEX AS A SECOND LANGUAGE by ALISHA KWITNEY & (PHD Student)THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE by KATHERINE HOWE

20.1 THE RETURNING BY ANN TATLOCK
20.2 THE ROCKY ROAD TO ROMANCE BY JANET EVANOVICH, THE SECRET LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE BY SYRIE JAMES, & TWENTIES GIRL BY SOPHIE KINSELLA
20.3 JULIE & JULIA BY JULIE POWELL

25.1 LAST EXPOSURES BY CATHRYN HANKLA & FAST WOMEN BY JENNIFER CRUSIE
25.2 (Husband & Wife) THE FINAL DETECTION BY MICHAEL CHABON& DAUGHTER'S KEEPER BY AYELET WALDMAN
25.3 THREE JUNES BY JULIA GLASS
25.4 THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS by JOHN BOYNE
25.5 SCHOOL OF FORTUNE BY AMANDA BROWN
25.6 A. LINCOLN: A BIOGRAPHY BY RONALD C. WHITE JR.
25.7 MANHUNT BY JANET EVANOVICH, STRANGE BEDPERSONS BY JENNIFER CRUSIE, FINGER LICKIN FIFTEEN BY JANET EVANOVICH
25.8 LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE BY DIANA GABALDON, LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS BY CHARLAINE HARRIS, A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES BY DIANA GABALDON
25.9 HUNGRY GIRL 200 UNDER 200 BY LISA LILLIEN & BEAT THE REAPER BY JOSH BOZELL
25.10 LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS BY DIANA GABALDON

30.1 (Current Profession - Librarian) SILVER BELLS by LUANNE RICE & (Dream Profession - Novelist) HOW I BECAME A FAMOUS NOVELIST by STEVE HELY

50.1 AT FIRST SIGHT BY NICHOLAS SPARKS, LOVE OVERBOARD BY JANET EVANOVICH, AND THE BALLROOM ON MAGNOLIA STREET BY SHARON OWENS


message 7: by Slayermel (last edited Aug 29, 2009 09:05PM) (new)

Slayermel | 46 comments Hmmmmm.... what to read! This will keep changing :op
Trying to use by Mount TBR first

5 Points

1. BVS-Sons of Entropy:The Gatekeeper Trilogy #3 by Christopher Golden
2. Garden Spells By Sarah Addison Allen
3. Lady Pirate By Lynsay Sands
4. Anne of Green Gables By L.M. Montgomery
5. Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck
6. Dead as a Doornail By Charlaine Harris
7. Lucky Man: A Memoir By Michael J. Fox
8. Killing me Softly By Nicci French (Nicci Gerrard and Sean French)
9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
10. Voyager (Outlander #3) By Diana Gabaldon

10 Points

1. (1954)Lord of the Flies by William Golding
2. TBD
3. TBD
4. (Mexico)The Ruins By Scott Smith
5. The Reader By Bernhard Schlink
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian By Sherman Alexie
7. Kingdome Come by Elliot S. Maggin
8. (stop,scratch,crowd) Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel By Fannie Flagg
9. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
10. Pet Sematary By Stephen King
Pet Sematary by Stephen King

15 Points

1. (Prepositions)Deadto the World By Charlaine Harris & The Big O: Orgasms: How to Have Them, Give Them, and Keep Them Coming By Lou Paget
2. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
3. (Subtraction 16) Dragonfly in Amber By Diana Gabaldon & (Multiplication 465pg = 440-490pg's) Pope Joan: a Novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross (448pg's)
4. Jurassic Park By Michael Crichton & TBD
5. (Russian)Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy & Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky
6. Romeo & Juliet By William Shakespeare
7. (Wrestling)Lita:A less traveled R.O.A.D. The Reality of Amy Dumas By Amy Dumas
8. (Madagascar)Hot Ice By Nora Roberts & (Lithuania)Vampire Loves By Joann Sfar
9. Ladies of Legend:Finding home By Maddie James
10.(Teacher)The Hour I first Believed By Wally Lamb & (Student)TBD

20 Points

1. TBD
2. TBD
3. TBD

25 Points

1. (Early Childhood Educator)Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte & (Librarian)TBD
2. (Father/Son)The Dead Zone by Stephen King & Heart-Shaped Box By Joe Hill
3. Brokeback Mountain By Annie Proulx
4. Angels & Deamons By Dan Brown
5. TBD
6. TBD
7.Next By Michael Crichton & Burnt Offerings By Laurell K. Hamilton & The Lost World By Michael Crichton
8. Person Emma By Jane Austen & Place Ghost Stories of Ontario By John Robert Colombo & Thing Blue Moon By Laurell K. Hamilton
9. The Road Less Traveled By M. Scott Peck & Julie & Julia By Julie Powell
10. Ghosts Werewolves Witches & Vampires By Jo-Anne Christensen

50 Points

1.


message 8: by NickiUK (last edited Nov 26, 2009 07:00AM) (new)

NickiUK | 284 comments Just a few possibles to start with - thanks for reminding me that the Stieg Larsson books are translated - looking forward to those!

5 POINT TASKS
5.1 Children – The Pirate’s Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
5.2 Apple month – The Cider House Rules by John Irving
5.3 Sea travel – tbc
5.4 Adoption – Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
5.5 Back to school – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5.6 Terrifying titles – Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
5.7 Thanksgiving – Inner Harbour by Nora Roberts
5.8 Two authors – Dragon's Fire by Anne and Todd McCaffrey
5.9 Coming of age/Growing older – tbc
5.10 Back in time – Cross Stitch (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon

10 POINT TASKS
10.1 Sept 7 1936–Feb 3 1959 - tbc
10.2 Addiction – tbc
10.3 Stanley ‘Stan’ Berenstain – tbc
10.4 Hispanic (Chile) – The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
10.5 Oktoberfest – The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
10.6 Native American – tbc
10.7 Heroes/Heroines – tbc
10.8 Random word – tbc
10.9 Gone With The Wind – tbc
10.10 Cat’s meow – tbc

15 POINT TASKS
15.1 Grammar (Prepositions) – The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld, Jane and the Man of the Cloth by Stephanie Barron
15.2 History – Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
15.3 Maths – Addition (12): Suspense and Sensibility by Carrie Bebris; Division (47): Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood
15.4 Science – tbc
15.5 Foreign language – (Swedish) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
15.6 Creative Minds – The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiavarini (and doing some quilting!)
15.7 Physical – tbc
15.8 Geography – N (New Zealand): The Colour by Rose Tremain; L (Laos): The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill
15.9 Homework – Home Truths by Freya North
15.10 Teacher/Student – The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K Lee, Magic Study by Maria V. Synder

20 POINT TASKS
20.1 Christian fiction – tbc
20.2 ABCs – North by Northanger by Carrie Bebris, The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes, The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts
20.3 Group read – Julie and Julia 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

25 POINT TASKS
25.1 Poetry – The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama, Old Possums Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
25.2 Blood or marriage – Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella, The Importance of Being Married by Gemma Townley
25.3 Gay or lesbian – Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
25.4 Books and Movies – Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
25.5 Fortune and prophecy – The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
25.6 President or Prime Minister – tbc
25.7 One, Two, Three – Labyrinth by Kate Mosse, Rising Tides by Nora Roberts, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
25.8 Person, Place, Thing – Mr Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange, Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts, Round Robin by Jennifer Chiaverini
25.9 Self-help – The Cross Country Qilters by Jennifer Chiaverini and two quilting books
25.10 Monsterfest – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

30 POINT TASKS
30.1 Current/dream job – The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith, The Ghost and Mrs McClure by Alice Kimberly

5O POINTS TASKS
50.1 Senses, emotions, memories - Second Sight by Amanda Quick, Love Potions by Christina Jones, The Chocolate Cat Caper by Joanna Carl


message 9: by Jaclyn (last edited Aug 18, 2009 11:12AM) (new)

Jaclyn (jaclynr0806) | 23 comments So far here is what I'm thinking:

5.1 The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick
5.2 The Cider House Rules by John Irving, Wicked by Jilly Cooper or Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
5.3 Moby Dick by Hermann Melville, Life of Pi by Yann Martel or Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich
5.4 Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
5.5 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain OR Catcher in the Rye, OR To Kill a Mockingbird
5.6 Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich or Wicked by Gregory Macguire
5.7 The Good People of New York: A Novel by Thisbe Nissen
5.8 Don’t Look Down by Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer or Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
5.9 The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson or Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
5.10 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon or Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

10.1 On the Road by Jack Kerouac (1957)
10.2 (addiction)
10.3 Berenstein Bears Series
10.4 Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (Mexico) or Alive by Piers Paul Reed (Chile)
10.5 The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
10.6 Flight: A Novel by Sherman Alexie or Native Son by Richard Wright
10.7 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
10.8 Random Words (Department, Able, Character): When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan by Peggy Noonan
10.9 The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane or Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
10.10 Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron

15.1 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson and Vision in White by Nora Roberts
15.2 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke or The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
15.3 Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier (448 pages) AND Catch 22 (464 pages)
15.4 The Giver by Lois Lowrey or The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld and BBC’s Planet Earth
15.5 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho; Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez; and/or Blindness by Jose Saramago
15.6 High Country Bride by Linda Lael Miller CD to be determined
15.7 The Brothers K by David James Duncan (baseball) or audiobook while biking/walking (TBD)
15.8 J = Japan: The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama; & R = Russia: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
15.9 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers
15.10 The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrota and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

20.1 MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – TBD
20.2 ROOKIE OF THE SEASON - TBD
20.3 GROUP READ - Read One Of The 3 Group Reads (TBD)


25.1 (Job/Dream Job) The Tipping Point (Marketing) and TBD
25.2 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer and The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (Husband & Wife)
25.3 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides or Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
25.4 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Atonement by Ian McEwan or The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo or New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Obviously I like to have options so I can pick and choose depending on my mood. Plus this is just so fun, it's hard to make up my mind!


message 10: by Usako (last edited Aug 25, 2009 12:21PM) (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1334 comments http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?ke...

Updated a few tasks. Going to read books that I own first before I purchase/borrow others. Plan to spend a morning in the library to crank out the children's book task.



message 11: by Sara ♥ (last edited Aug 17, 2009 03:29PM) (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Tanja!!!! How did you do that?

EDIT: Check it out! http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?ke...

Not as pretty as in Excel, but still!

EDIT 2: I can't use the font I need for the checkmark (a capital P in Wingdings 2)... Grr..


message 12: by Kathleen (last edited Nov 30, 2009 06:18PM) (new)

Kathleen | 148 comments My work in progress:

5.1 The Last Child
5.2 Notes on a Scandal What Was She Thinking? A Novel
5.3 Kingston by Starlight A Novel
5.4 The Love Wife
5.5 Wuthering Heights
5.6 All Together Dead
5.7 The Late, Lamented Molly Marx A Novel
5.8 Betrayed
5.9 Henry of Atlantic City
5.10 Outlander

10.1 The Sirens of Titan
10.2 The Story Sisters
10.3 Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird(32pp.), Come Back, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish(64pp.), Fancy Nancy Bonjour, Butterfly (32pp)
10.4 Into the Beautiful North A Novel
10.5 The Reader
10.6 The Painted Drum A Novel
10.7 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
10.8 (Doomed) I'm Perfect, You're Doomed Tales From A Jehovah's Witness Upbringing
10.9 Cold Mountain
10.10 Waiting for Gertrude A Graveyard Gothic

15.1 Prepositions: The Year of the Flood A Novel and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
15.2 The Plot Against America
15.3 Addition: Hot, Flat, and Crowded Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America (14 Letters) and Division: Dead and Gone (9th in series)
15.4 The Host and Movie: The March of the Penguins
15.5 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire
15.6 The Protest Singer An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger and listen Cd of Protest Songs
15.7 Incantation
15.8 The Moche Warrior (Peru) and The Sex Lives of Cannibals Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific (Kiribati)
15.9 Fun Home A Family Tragicomic
15.10 (student) Marked and (teacher) The Hour I First Believed A Novel

20.1Out of the Silent Planet
20.2 From Dead to Worse , The Ghost in Love A Novel and The Help
20.3 Shutter Island

25.1 Hot Water Music and I Do Not Come to You by Chance
25.2 South of Broad and Queen of Broken Hearts
25.3 Sacred Country
25.4 Angels & Demons and movie
25.5 Fortune's Daughter
25.6 Team of Rivals The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
25.7 Fool A Novel , Perfect Fifths A Novel , and The White Tiger
25.8 Amy and Isabelle A Novel , Shanghai Girls A Novel , Her Fearful Symmetry
25.9 The Curse of the Good Girl Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence and The Last Bridge A Novel
25.10 Girl's Guide to Witchcraft

30.1(stay at home mom) Ursula, Under and (Musician)Juliet, Naked A Novel

50.1 (Sense) If You Could See Me Now , (Emotion) The Hunger Games , and (Memory) The Birth House

Points:440/690


message 13: by Patricia (last edited Nov 26, 2009 07:48AM) (new)

Patricia | 458 comments 5.1- Little Children by Tom Perrota -OR- We Are Our Mothers' Daughters by Cokie Roberts -OR- Janet and Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Jan Pottker
5.2- Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table by Ruth Reichl
5.3- Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
5.4- Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir by Neely Tucker
5.5- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
5.6- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury -OR- The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
5.7- Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project by Dave Isay
5.8- My Life In France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme -OR- The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow
5.9- Roommates: My Grandfather's Story by Max Apple
5.10- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

10.1- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (1943)
10.2- The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
10.3- Setting Free the Bears by John Irving
10.4- The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño -OR- Paula by Isabel Allende -OR- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez -OR- To Save Her Life: Disappearance, Deliverance, and the United States in Guatemala by Dan Saxon
10.5- Night by Elie Wiesel
10.6- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
10.7- Watchmen by Alan Moore -OR- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
10.8- 9 (Immune) - Immune by Cheryl Gray. 10 (Arithmetic) - The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen -OR- The Arithmetic of Life and Death by George Shaffner. 11 (Digit) - Digit of the Moon a Hindu Love Story by F. W. Bain
10.9- The March: A Novel by E.L. Doctorow
10.10- Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

15.1 Prepositions: Under the Skin and Under the Tuscun Sun -OR- Without a Map and Not Without my Daughter -OR- Kiss of the Spider Woman and Out of Africa. Homophones: The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer and Peer Pleasure by Danita Carter
15.2- Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo -OR- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Suzanna Clarke
15.3- Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Naslund (Title: 11 letters), Sandra Gulland -OR- Elizabeth Noble (Author: 13 letters)
15.4- The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
15.5- Kafka on the Shore & The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
15.6- Art History: The Women by T.C. Boyle (Frank Lloyd Wright and Gugenheim) -OR-Jazz by Toni Morrison
15.7- In These Girls Hope is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais (basketball)
15.8- (P:Poland)The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy. (W: if Wales ok) The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies. (B: if use middle name)Brazil by John Updike.
15.9- Water Cooler Diaries: Women Across America Share Their Day at Work by Joni B. Cole
15.10- (Student) Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer (Teacher) The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

20.1- The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis -OR- The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
20.2- (G-H-I) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck -AND- The Help by Kathryn Stockett -AND- If On a Winter's Night A Traveler by Italo Calvino
20.3- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron -OR- Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell -OR- Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

25.1- A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein -AND- The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
25.2- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer -AND- Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Krauss (Husband & Wife)
25.3- Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
25.4- Little Children by Tom Perrotta (pub. 2004, movie 2006) -OR- The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne(pub. 2006, movie 2008)
25.5 - Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve
25.6 - JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass
25.7 - (one) Deliverance by James Dickey. (two) Continental Drift by Russell Banks -OR- Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult. (three) Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
25.8 - (Person) Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories by Elizabeth Stout (Place) The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff (Thing) The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer
25.9 - With Purpose: Going from Success to Significance in Work and Life
by Ken Dychtwald, Daniel J. Kadlec -AND- Escape by Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer
25.10 - Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire

30.1 - Current Job (Advertising Sales): Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris -OR- Soul For Sale by Jay Williams. Childhood Dream Job (Model or Lawyer): Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

50.1 - Senses: See Jane Die by Erica Spindler -OR- Blindness by José Saramago
Emotion: The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland -OR- Fear by L. Ron Hubbard -OR- At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Tales of Terror by H.P. Lovecraft
Memories: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón -OR- Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig -OR- By the Light of My Father's Smile by Alice Walker -OR- In Hoboken by Christian Bauman


message 14: by Beth F. (last edited Nov 05, 2009 08:07PM) (new)

Beth F. (quietknitter) | 451 comments 5 Points
5.1 (child) - A Child Is Born by Lennart Nilsson (9/04/09)
5.2 (apple) - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (9/05/09)
5.3 (sea travel) - Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville (9/09/09)
5.4 (adopted) - Sea Swept by Nora Roberts (9/07/09)
5.5 (school re-read) - Animal Farm by George Orwell
5.6 (Halloween adjective) – No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole
5.7 (giving thanks) - On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary Ezzo (9/10/09)
5.8 (two heads) - Mrs. Mike by Benedict Freedman & Nancy Freedman (9/13/09)
5.9 (coming of age) - The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (9/14/09)
5.10 (time travel) - An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

10 Points
10.1 (9/7/36-3/3/59) - Crooked House by Agatha Christie (9/16/09)
10.2 (addiction) - Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
10.3 (children's stories) - But No Elephants by Jerry Smath (9/06/09), And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss (9/06/09), The Mitten by Jan Brett (9/06/09) & The Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Stan Berenstain (9/06/09)
10.4 (Chile) - The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
10.5 (Oktoberfest) - The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (11/01/09)
10.6 (Native American) - Snow Shadows by Caitlyn Hunter (9/16/09)
10.7 (hero) - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay by Michael Chabon
10.8 (random word - screwing, white, scatter) – The Devil in the White City Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larsson (10/31/09)
10.9 (U.S. Civil War) – Wild Texas Angel by Mary Martin (9/21/09)
10.10 (cat) – Dewey: A Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter (10/01/09)

15 Points
15.1 (grammar - preposition) - Message FROM Nam by Danielle Steel (9/28/09) & Your Pregnancy & Birth Information You Can Trust FROM the Leading Experts in Women's Health Care by American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (9/21/09)
15.2 (alternative historical novel) - The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
15.3 (math - multiplication: 30*15 & addition: 12 letters) - Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver & Don of the Dead by Casey Daniels
15.4 (science fiction) Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis (9/27/09)
15.5 (foreign language) - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (9/03/09) & The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (10/21/09)
15.6 (creative) - The Knitting Sutra Craft as a Spiritual Practice by Susan Gordon Lydon (10/21/09)
15.7 (physical) - It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (10/08/09)
15.8 (geography lesson - EF) - Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas (England) & The Oracle Glass by Judith Merkle Riley
15.9 (homework) – The Journey Home by Dermot Bolger (10/25/09)
15.10 (teacher/student) - The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee (10/18/09) & Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (10/06/09)

20 Points
20.1 (Christian fiction) - Perelandra by C.S. Lewis (11/05/09)
20.2 - (ABC's) - Arranged Marriage by Jo Beverley (11/04/09), Bedlam, Bath and Beyond by J.D. Warren and Cravings by Laurell K. Hamilton
20.3 (group read) - Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell (on library waiting list)

25 Points
25.1 (rhyming/poetry) - A KNIGHT in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux and A LIGHT in the Attic by Shel Silverstein 10/14/09
25.2 (relatives) - The Lottery Winner by Mary Higgins Clark & Decked by Carol Higgins Clark (10/19/09) (mother/daughter)
25.3 (gay/lesbian) - Maurice by E.M. Forster (10/27/09)
25.4 (book/film) - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (10/04/09)
25.5 (prophecy) - Nightseer by Laurell K. Hamilton
25.6 (curse of Tippecanoe) - JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass
25.7 (one, two, three) - Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning (9/01/09), Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (11/04/09) and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (9/19/09)
25.8 (person, place, thing) - Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress and The Brass Bed by Jennifer Stevenson
25.9 (self improvement) - The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman (9/30/09) and Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split by Laurie Perry (9/06/09)
25.10 (monsterfest) - Witch Blood by Anya Bast (10/13/09)

30 Points
25.1 (current job = Surveillance and Investigation Analyst vs. dream job = Egyptologist) - The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks & Lilies on the Lake by Katherine Kingsley

50 Points
50.1 (senses, emotions & memories) - One Bite with a Stranger by Christine Warren, Acts of Love by Judith Michael and The Magical Worlds of Narnia by David Colbert


message 15: by Cait (last edited Sep 10, 2009 09:53PM) (new)

Cait (caitertot) *Owned Books

5 Point Tasks
1. Children: The Child in Time - Ian McEwan
2. Apple: The Cider House Rules - John Irving*
3. Sea Travel: Life of Pi - Yann Martel*
4. Adoption: A Theory of Relativity - Jacquelyn Mitchard*
5. High School: Great Expectations - Charles Dickens*
6. Halloween: Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
7. Most Thankful For: This Is Where I Leave You - Jonathan Tropper (9/6)
8. Multiple Authors: Between the Covers - Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel* (9/6)
9. Old or Young: The Book of Ralph - John McNally*
10. Time Travel: Flight - Sherman Alexie (9/5)

10 Point Tasks
1. 9/7/36 to 2/3/59: Lolita - Nabokov
2. Addiction: The Hour I First Believed - Wally Lamb*
3. Bear: The Violent Bear It Away - Flannery O'Connor*
4. South America: 2666 - Roberto Bolano (Chile)
5. Germany: The Reader - Bernhard Schlink*
6. Native American: Coyote Blue - Christopher Moore
7. Superhero: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
8. Random Words (index,storage,being): Being Dead - Jim Crace*
9. Civil War: Little Women - Louisa May Alcott*
10. Cats: Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut

15 Point Tasks
1. Grammar: Death of an Ordinary Man - Glen Duncan* & House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
2. Alternate History: The Plot Against America - Philip Roth*
3. Math: (addition) Nowhere Man - Aleksandar Hemon (15 letter name)
(subtraction) The Help - Kathryn Stockett (7 letter title) (9/4)
4. Science vs Sci-Fi: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science - Atul Gawande*
5. Foreign Language Books: N.P. & Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto (9/9)
6. Music/CD: Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk
7. Audiobook while Exercising: Bleak House - Charles Dickens*
8. C Country and P Country: (Canada) Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery* (9/3) & (Poland) In the Memory of the Forest - Charles Powers*
9. Homework: Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality From the Human Anatomy Lab - Christine Montross*
10. Teacher/Student: The Lake of Dead Languages - Carol Goodman &
While I'm Falling- Laura Moriarty (9/8)

20 Point Tasks
1. Most Improved: The Preservationist - David Maine*
2. Rookie (ABC's): Falling Man - Don DeLillo*
Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen (9/5)
Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger
3. Group Read: Julie & Julia - Julie Powell

25 Point Tasks
1. Nicole's (rhyme): Best Friends Forever - Jennifer Weiner (9/1) & Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein (9/4)
2. Donna Jo's (related authors): Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis & Time's Arrow - Martin Amis*
3. Wendy's (GLBT): The Mysteries of Pittsburgh - Michael Chabon
4. Candace's (book/movie): The Feast of Love - Charles Baxter*
5. Janice's (prophecy): The House on Fortune Street - Margot Livesey
6. BJ Rose's (president): No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in WWII - Doris Kearns Goodwin
7. Cindy's (1,2,3): (1) Choke - Chuck Palahniuk* (9/10)
(2) Sharp Objects or The Unconsoled
(3) The Sugar Queen or Our Mutual Friend
8. Cait's: (person) Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
(place) Motherless Brooklyn - Jonathan Lethem*
(thing) No Time To Wave Goodbye - Jacquelyn Mitchard
9. Diane's (self help): The Five Love Languages of Children - Gary Chapman* & Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos*
10. Sam's (monsters): Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett*

30 Points

1. Roseanne's (jobs): Ursula, Under - Ingrid Hill & When We Were Orphans - Kazuo Ishiguro




Total Points: 40/690
Books Read: 11/60
Tasks Completed: 4/45
Pages Read: 3,246



Alternates:

5.1: Son of the Circus - John Irving
Daughter's Keeper - Ayelet Waldman*
5.2: The Year of Pleasures - Elizabeth Berg
Garden Spells
5.6: Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
5.9: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz

10.4: The Ruins - Scott Smith (Mexico)*

15.2: The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick
15.3: 7 Letter Titles: The Road - Cormac McCarthy*
The Cave - Jose Saramago*
7 word Titles: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Diaz
15 Letter Author: This is Where I Leave You - Jonathan Tropper
15.9: Home Safe - Elizabeth Berg
15.10: At Swim- Two- Birds - Flann O'Brien (student)

25.7: (1): Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
(2): The Unconsoled - Ishiguro
Bleak House - Dickens
David Copperfield - Dickens
Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
(3): The Bright Forever - Lee Martin
Our Mutual Friend - Dickens
25.8 (person) Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare





message 16: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (last edited Aug 20, 2009 04:22PM) (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 335 comments My list:

5 Points:

1. Family: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
2. Apple: iWoz From Computer Geek to Cult Icon How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It
3. Sea Travel: either Life of Pi or the Old Man and the Sea
4. Adoption: Running With Scissors
5. High School: I know Why The Caged Bird Sings ?
6. Terrifying Titles: Wicked Lovely
7. Thanksgiving: either The Five Love Languages or Motherless daughters.
8. Multiple Authors: Edie: An American girl
9. Old or Young: I Capture The Castle
10. Time Travel: The Time Machine?

10 Points:

1. Buddy Holly-- Cannery Row or Farenheit 451
2. Addiction: Smashed, Junky, or My friend Leonard
3. kids: read a bunch of kids books
4. Hispanic: Love in the Time of Cholera
5. German: something by Herman Hesse or nonfiction about Germany
6. Native American: Walk Two Moons or something by Sherman Alexie
7. TBD
8.Random Word: Someone like you by Sarah Dessen
9. Civil War: either The Killer Angels or GWTW
10. Cat: Cat's Cradle or Life of Pi

15 points:

1. Grammar: TBD
2. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
3. The Red Tent by Anita Diament & a book with around 276 pages.
4. Science Fiction: Spook or Stiff
5. Study Abroad: either 2 russian or spanish
6. tbd
7. tbd
8. tbd
9. Home/work: Bringing Home the Birkin
10. tbd

20 points:

1. tbd
2. tbd
3. tbd

25 points:

1. Roseann: Retail Hell & A Model Summer
2. Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights
3. gay character
4. My Sister's Keeper



message 17: by Jennifer (last edited Nov 17, 2009 04:47PM) (new)

Jennifer  (jml_417) | 324 comments Here's my tentative list - I'm trying to stick with books I either own, or can borrow from friends, family and the library -


5.1 - Our Children Are Our Future - Things I Want My Daughters To Know by Elizabeth Noble
5.2 - An Apple (Book) A Day Keeps The Librarians Away - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
5.3 - In 1492 Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
5.4 - Adoption Story – Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
5.5 - Going Back To School - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
5.6 - Terrifying Titles - Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
5.7 - Giving Thanks - A Tangled Web by L.M. Montgomery
5.8 - Let's Find Out If Two Heads Really Better Than One - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
5.9 - Coming Of Age Or All Grown Up (And Then Some) – The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
5.10 - Fall Back In Time For Daylight Savings Time – Timeline by Michael Crichton

10.1 – Buddy Holly (1936-1952)- Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (1951)
10.2 - On October 31st, 1993, River Phoenix Dies From A Drug Overdose - Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
10.3 - Stanley "Stan" Berenstain (The Berenstain Bears) - Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
10.4 - Hispanic Heritage Month - Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende (Chile)
10.5 - Oktoberfest - The Book Theif by Markus Zusak
10.6 - November Is Native American Heritage Month - New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
10.7 - Can You Read Faster Than A Speeding Bullet? – TBA
10.8 - Random Word Generator - Pretty In Plaid by Jen Lancaster (my words were SHED, PRETTY and BEACH)
10.9 - Summer Has Gone With The Wind- The March by E.L. Doctorow
10.10 - This Task Is The Cat's Meow - Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched The World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

15.1 - Prepositions – OF - The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore, and Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
15.2 - Rewriting History - One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
15.3 – Subtraction – The Outlander by Gil Adamson(my number is 12) AND Division - High Five by Janet Evanovich(my number is 55)
15.4 - Science Fact vs. Science Fiction - That's The Way The Cookie Crumbles by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, and The X-Files: I Want To Believe
15.5 - Time To Study Abroad (Foreign Language) - Portrait In Sepia by Isabel Allende, and House of Spirits by Isabel Allende (both translated from Spanish)
15.6 - Creative Minds (The Arts) - Member of the Drama Club - The Crucible by Arthur Miller (the play), and watch The Crucible (the movie)
15.7 - Let's Get Physical (P.E.) - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (Audiobook)
15.8 - Geography Lessons – Initials J & L - The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama (Japan), and In The Country of Men by Hisham Matar (Libya)
15.9 - Your Homework Assignment (Should You Choose To Accept It) - Piece of Work by Laura Zigman
15.10. Teacher-Student Relations - The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb AND The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

20.1 - MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
20.2 - ROOKIE OF THE SEASON - K, L & M - Kilmeny of the Orchard by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Lady McBeth by Susan Fraser King, and Morality For Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith
20.3 - GROUP READ - Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

25.1 - NICOLE'S TASK - Rhyme Time - A Light In The Attic by Shell Silverstein, and Right Before Your Eyes by Ellen Shanman
25.2 - DONNA JO'S TASK - Related authors - The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordicai Richler and Sister Crazy by Emma Richler (Father and Daughter)
25.3 - WENDY'S TASK - The Funny Thing Is by Ellen DeGeneres
25.4 - CANDACE'S TASK - Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook(book in 2002 and movie in 2005)
25.5 - JANICE'S TASK - Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
25.6 - BJ ROSE'S TASK - An Unfinished Life by Robert Dallek
25.7 - CINDY'S TASK - One, Two, Three – Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich, The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
25.8 - CAIT'S TASK - Nouns – Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange (person), Nights In Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks(place), Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith (thing)
25.9 - DIANE'S TASK - Self-Improvement - A Woman of Independent Means by Gail Vaz-Oxlade and The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
25.10 - SAM'S TASK - Halloween Part III - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

30.1 - ROSANNE'S TASK - Mauve by Simon Garfield and Apollo 13 by Jeffry Kluger and James Lovell

50.1 - PJREAD'S TASK - Senses, Emotions, Memories - The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, Mr. Knightley's Diary by Amanda Grange, and Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery


message 18: by Shelley (last edited Aug 17, 2009 07:06PM) (new)

Shelley | 57 comments I'll update my list soon - just wanted to get this posted

5 Point Tasks
5.1 Children — Last Child in the Woods Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
5.2 Apple — Apple Pie
5.3 Sea Travel — The Hungry Ocean A Swordboat Captain's Journey
5.4 Adoption —
5.5 High School —
5.6 Halloween —
5.7 Most Thankful For —
5.8 Multiple Authors —
5.9 Old or Young —
5.10 Time Travel — Slaughterhouse-Five

10 Point Tasks
10.1 9/7/36 to 2/3/59 —
10.2 Addiction —
10.3 Children's Stories —
10.4 South America —
10.5 Germany —
10.6 Native American —
10.7 Superhero —
10.8 Random Words (Boot, Spare, Occasion) —
10.9 Civil War —
10.10 Cats —

15 Point Tasks
15.1 Grammar —
15.2 Alternate History —
15.3 Math (13 letter title, 11 letters or words, 407-457 pages, 3rd or 7th in a series) —
15.4 Science vs Sci-Fi —
15.5 Foreign Language Books —
15.6 Music Title/CD or Play/Movie —
15.7 Audiobook while Exercising —
15.8 S Country and M Country — The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sweden)
15.9 "Home" or "Work" —
15.10 Teacher/Student —

20 Point Tasks
20.1
20.2
20.3

25 Point Tasks
25.1 Current Profession vs Dream Profession —
25.2 Related Authors —
25.3 Gay/Lesbian Character —
25.4 Book vs Movie —


message 19: by Liz (last edited Aug 26, 2009 12:13PM) (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) My tasks- mostly books from books I own but have yet to read

5 Point Tasks
5.1 Children — or Memory Keepers Daughter – Kim Edwards
5.2 Apple —
5.3 Sea Travel —
5.4 Adoption — Jesus Land: A Memoir – Julia Scheeres
5.5 High School — To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5.6 Halloween adjective— Dead in Dallas- Charlaine Harris or Her Fearful Symmetry- Audrey Niffenegger
5.7 Most Thankful For —
5.8 Multiple Authors —
5.9 Old or Young — Old: Gilead: a Novel –Marilynne Robinson
5.10 Time Travel — Outlander- Diane Gabaldon

10 Point Tasks
10.1 9/7/36 to 2/3/59 — East of Eden- John Steinbeck (1952)
10.2 Addiction — Glass- Ellen Hopkins
10.3 Children's Stories —
10.4 South America —
10.5 Oktoberfest /Germany — The Reader- Bernard Schlink
10.6 Native American —Island of the Blue Dolphins
10.7 Superhero — The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
10.8 Random Words (Vision, overseas, shout) —
10.9 Civil War — THe Black Flower - Howard Bahr
10.10 Cats —Life of Pi – Yann Martel

15 Point Tasks
15.1 Grammar — participles: A tree Grows in Brooklyn- Betty Smith and There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two boys Growing Up in the Other America-Alex Kotlowitz
15.2 Alternate History —
15.3 Math – choose TWO of the following addition: Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas (14 letter author) ,Subtraction: The Secret History (16 letter title, or Multiplication: The girl with the Dragon Tattoo 15.4 Science vs Sci-Fi — Ender's Game- Orson Scott Card plus watch a science show.
15.5 Foreign Language Books (portuguese) The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho and Blindness - Jose Saramago
15.6 Music Title/CD or Play/Movie —
15.7 Audiobook while Exercising —
15.8 E Country and A Country —
15.9 "Home" or "Work" —
15.10 Teacher/Student — student: The Secret History- Donna Tart teacher : Ishmael:An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit - Daniel Quinn

20 Point Tasks
20.1 most improved player task:
20.2 rookie of the seaso task:
20.3 Group read(read 1 of 3):

25 Point Tasks
25.1 Current Profession vs Dream Profession —
25.2 Related Authors — The Gunslinger- Stephen King and Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill (father/son)
25.3 Gay/Lesbian Character —Boy meets Boy
25.4 Book vs Movie — Little Children - Tom Perrota
25.5 Fortune telling: Watership Down - Richard Adams
25.6 Curse of Tippecanoe-
25.7 One, Two, Three:


message 20: by Amanda (last edited Aug 20, 2009 05:24PM) (new)

Amanda (amandaroby) | 30 comments Amanda R. in Louisville's Potential List:

5.1 Our Children Are Our Future (Reads):
Angelina's Children
5.2 An Apple (Book) a Day:
One Bad Apple
5.3 In 1492 Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue:
Patriot Pirates The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution
5.4 Adoption Story
A Drowned Maiden's Hair A Melodrama
5.5 Going Back to School
Lord of the Flies
5.6 Terrifying Titles
Something Wicked This Way Comes
5.7 Giving Thanks
Mere Christianity
5.8 Let's Find Out if Two Heads are Better Than One
Ghosts of Albion Accursed
5.9 Coming of Age or All Grown Up
Speak
5.10 Fall Back in Time
Slaughterhouse-Five

10.1 Labor Day/Buddy Holly
Perelandra
10.2 River Phoenix/Addiction
The Story Sisters
10.3 Thanksgiving/Berenstain Bears
The Clan of the Cave Bear (thanks to others for the suggestion)
10.4 Hispanic Heritage Month
The Old Gringo A Novel
10.5 Oktoberfest
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
10.6 Native American Heritage Month
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
10.7 Superhero Fiction
Soon I Will Be Invincible
10.8 Noah Webster
Religious Literacy What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't (my 11th word was religious)
10.9 Summer Has Gone with the Wind
Cold Mountain
10.10 Cat's Meow
What the Cat Dragged In

15.1 English/Homophones
Prophet AND The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit
15.2 Rewriting History
The Man in the High Castle
15.3 Math/Addition and Multiplication
I Capture the Castle AND The Dark Hills Divide
15.4 Science Fact vs. Science Fiction
The Tipping Point (If Behavioral Science is allowed) Movie: ???
15.5 Study Abroad
The Elegance of the Hedgehog AND The Count of Monte Cristo
15.6 Creative Minds/Drama Club
A Streetcar Named Desire
15.7 Let's Get Physical
Football for Dummies, Second Edition (will watch some football)
15.8 Geography Lessons
Tomorrow, When the War Began AND The Winter Queen
15.9 Homework Assignment
The 200 Best Home Businesses Easy To Start, Fun To Run, Highly Profitable
15.10 Teacher Student Relations
The Secret School AND Poison Study

20.1 TBA
20.2 TBA
20.3 TBA

25.1 Roseann's Task/Job/Dream Job Challenge
The Family Manager AND The Duggars 20 and Counting! Raising One of America's Largest Families—How They Do It
25.2 Donna Jo's Task/Related by Blood
The Bare Bones Bible Handbook 10 Minutes to Understanding Each Book of the Bible AND Life Management for Busy Women Living Out God's Plan with Passion and Purpose
25.3 Wendy's Task/Harvey Milk
Sellevision A Novel
25.4 Candace's Task/Book and Movie
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and movie


message 21: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 18, 2009 07:34PM) (new)

Jennifer (jentubbs) | 9 comments OK, I think this is what I'm going with, but I'm pretty sure some will change along the way:

5 Points:
1. The Child In Time by Ian McEwin
2. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
3. A Pirate Looks Fifty by Jimmy Buffett
4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
6. Prince Ezrick And the Morpheas Curse by Jordan McMakin
7. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
8. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (I SWEAR, i was thinking of this book before I read the example!! :) )
9. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
10.

10 Points:
1. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
2. Choke by Chuck Palaniuk
3. Dr. Suess books
4. Like Water for Elephants by Laura Esquivel
5. Night by Elie Wiesel
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Inidian by Sherman Alexie
7. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
8. The Freedom Writers Diary How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them by Erin Gruwell and Zlata Filipovic (my word was "Used")
9. March by Geraldine Brooks
10. The White Tiger

15 Points:
1. A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett/A Lifetime of Secrets by Frank Warren
2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
3. Naked by David Sedaris/ Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
4. Longitude The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time by Dava Sobel
5. The Girl Who Played With Fire/The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson
6. Jazz by Toni Morrison
7. Richie by Richie Farmer/ Watch Kentucky Basketball!! GO BIG BLUE!!
8. My initials are JB, so, a book from Japan: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. And a book from Brazil: The Partner by John Grisham
9. No Place Like Home A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark
10. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee/Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

20 Points:
1.
2.
3.

25 Points:
1. The Professional Barista's Handbook by Scott Rao/Love the One You're With by Emily Griffin
2. The Shining by Steven King/Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
3. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire



message 22: by Julia (last edited Aug 20, 2009 08:27PM) (new)

Julia (bambbles) | 119 comments What I have so far
5.1 Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier
5.2 The Cider House Rules- John Irving
5.3 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
5.4 Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe A Novel - Fannie Flagg
5.5 The Lords of Discipline - Pat Conroy
5.6
5.7 The Glass Castle A Memoir - Jeannette Walls (parents)
5.8 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
5.9 The Outsiders - SE Hinton
5.10 The Mirror - Marlys Millhiser

10.1 Till We Have Faces A Myth Retold - C.S Lewis
10.2
10.3
10.4 Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel (Mexico)
10.5 The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
10.6
10.7
10.8
10.9 Ashes in the Wind - Kathleen E Woodiwiss
10.10

15.1 Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi
15.1 Life and Death in Shanghai - Nien Cheng
15.2 Fatherland - Robert Harris
15.3 I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
15.3 The Tea Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
15.4 Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
15.5 The Sacred Book of the Werewolf - Victor Pelevin (Russian)
15.5 Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko (Russian)
15.6
15.7
15.8 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (Japan)
15.8 Sky Burial An Epic Love Story of Tibet - Xinran (Tibet)
15.9
15.10 Lies My Teacher Told Me - James W. Loewen
15.10 The Unlikely Disciple A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University - Kevin Roose

20.1
20.2
20.3

25.1
25.1
25.2 The Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy
25.2 The Same Sweet Girls - Cassandra King
25.3 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson
25.4 No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy




message 23: by Nicole (last edited Nov 29, 2009 08:18PM) (new)

Nicole  | 117 comments Always a work in progress!
5 points (30)
1. Wise Children – Angela Carter
2. A year of pleasures – Elizabeth Berg
3. Life of Pi -Yann Martel
4. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
5. Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
6. Club Dead – Charlaine Harris
7. What Dreams May Come – Richard Matheson
8. Sunday’s at Tiffany’s – James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
9. Dream when you’re feeling blue – Elizabeth Berg
10. Outlander (Outlander, Book 1) by Diana Gabaldon

10 Points (60)
1. 1984 – George Orwell
2. Money – Martin Amis
3. Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M Auel
4. The Hummingbird’s Daughter – Luis Alberto Urrea
5. The Glimmer Palace – Beatrice Colin
6. One Thousand White Women – Jim Fergus
7. Watchmen – Alan Moore
8. Reporting America At War – Michelle Ferrari
9. March – Geraldine Brooks
10. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut

15 Points (105)
Love the One You're With– Emily Giffin
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom

A Room with a View – E.M. Forrester
2. The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon
3. Grave Peril – Jim Butcher
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom

4. Pretties – Scott Westerfeld
5. Hanna’s Daughters – Marianne Fredriksson &
The Girl Who Played with Fire – Steig Larsson

6. People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks
7. While my sister sleeps – Barbara Delinsky
8. The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova (Amsterdam - Netherlands)
A Map of Home – Randa Jarrar (Kuwait)
9. A Home at The End of the World – Michael Cunningham
10. Those Who Save Us – Jenna Blum
The Sweet Far Thing (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Book 3) by Libba Bray


20 Points (40)
1. The 19th Wife - David Ebershoff
2. Granny Dan - Danielle Steele
Have a little Faith - Mitch Albom
The Invisible Wall: A Love that Broke Barriers by Harry Bernstein

3. Shutter Island- Dennis Lehane


25 Points (100)
1. The poem I turn to : actors and directors present poems that inspire them edited by Jason Shinder
Stern Men – Elizabeth Gilbert

2. Donna Jo: I like you – Amy Sedaris
Dress Your Family in Corduroy – David Sedaris

3. Wendy: My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park – Steve Kluger
4. Candace: I Love You, Beth Cooper-Larry Doyle
5. Janice: Undead and Unwed – Mary Janice Davidson
6. BJ Rose:
7. Cindy: Lovehampton – Sherri Rifkin
The Pack – Jodi Picoult
Die For you – Lisa Unger
8. Cait: Memoir of Jane Austen - James Edward Austen-Leigh
A Long Way From Chicago - Richard Peck
Catching fire – Suzanne Collins

9.
10. Sam: Dead Witch Walking – Kim Harrison





message 24: by Kate H (last edited Sep 08, 2009 07:25PM) (new)

Kate H | 15 comments Looking forward to another fantastic challenge! Update coming soon!

5 point tasks:
1. Wizard's Daughter
2. The Giving Tree
3. Life of Pi
4.
5. Charlotte's Web
6. Dark Curse
7. A Christmas Carol
8. The Quickie
9.
10. The Fiery Cross

10 point tasks:
1. The Little Prince
2.
3. Mary Poppins
4.
5. A Wild Ride Through the Night
6. Breaking Dawn
7.
8.
9. The Last Silk Dress
10.

15 point tasks:
1.A Breath of Snow and Ashes
2.
3. Division: 7 or 9 Spell of the Highlander 7th in the series

4. When the Wind Blows
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

20 point tasks:
1.
2.
3.

25 point tasks:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
9.
10.

30.1



message 25: by Jensownzoo (last edited Aug 18, 2009 07:57PM) (new)

Jensownzoo | 125 comments 2009 Fall Challenge Task List

5.1 Children -- The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
5.2 Apple -- Apple of My Eye by Helene Hanff
5.3 Sea Travel -- Booty: Girl Pirates on the High Seas by Sara Lorimer
5.4 Adoption -- Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
5.5 Back to School -- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
5.6 Halloween -- The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart or Castle Perilous by John DeChancie
5.7 Thankfulness:
5.8 Multi-author: Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves
5.9 Coming of Age/Senior Citizen --
5.10 Time Travel -- The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman

10.1 1936-1959 -- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
10.2 Addiction -- Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction by David Sheff
10.3 Bear/Children’s -- The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
10.4 Latin American -- Paula by Isabel Allende
10.5 Germany -- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
10.6 Native American -- The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
10.7 Heroes/Heroines -- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
10.8 Random Word Generator: Imperial/Vote/Possibility
10.9 U.S. Civil War -- March by Geraldine Brooks
10.10 Cats: Thomas Gray, Philosopher Cat by Philip J. Davis

15.1 Prepositions/Homophones/Participles -- The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
15.2 Alternate History: The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
15.3 Addition -- (12) Scar Night by Alan Campbell
Multiplication -- (396) Smoke and Shadows by Tanya Huff
15.4 Science Fact/Fiction -- Six Easy Pieces by Richard P. Feynman
15.5 Foreign Translation -- The Witch of Portobello and By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho
15.6 The Arts -- Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
15.7 Exercise while reading
15.8 Geography -- The Tokaido Road by Lucia St.Clair Robson (Japan) and In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar (Lebanon)
15.9 Home/Work: Home by Marilynne Robinson
15.10 Teacher/Student: The Professor's House by Willa Cather and The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

20.1
20.2
20.3

25.1 Current Profession/Dream Job: Tell Me Where It Hurts by Nick Trout and Shelf Life by Suzanne Shempek Shea
25.2 Related Authors -- Contact by Carl Sagan (father) and Edenborn by Nick Sagan (son)
25.3 Positive Gay/Lesbian -- Three Junes by Julia Glass
25.4 Current Book/Movie: Stardust by Neil Gaiman



message 26: by Joy Marie (last edited Sep 08, 2009 09:45AM) (new)

Joy Marie (JoyMarie) | 133 comments
5 POINTS

1. Children:
2. Apples: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
3. Ocean: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
4. Adoption: Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
5. Back to School: The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
6. Terrifying Titles: Dead End Dating by Kimberly Raye
7. Giving Thanks: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
8. Two Heads: The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
9. Age Spectrum: (coming of age) Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
10. Daylight Savings Time: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

10 POINTS

1. Buddy Holly: All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
2. River Phoenix:
3. Stanley Berenstain: Bears in the Night; The Bear Detectives: The Case of the Missing Pumpkin; The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears; The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream all by Stan Berenstain for 129 pages. COMPLETED 9/1/09
4. Hispanic Heritage: The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
5. Oktoberfest: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
6. Native American:
7. Superman: 8. Dictionary (Paragraph, Casing, Dictionary):
9. Gone With The Wind:
10. Cat's Meow: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

15 POINTS

1. Grammar: Prepositions - Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green 9/7/09 and From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz
2. Rewriting History: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Suzanna Clarke
3. Math: Division (62) Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts and Addition (14) Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
4. Sci Fi vs. Sci Fact: Life, the Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams
5. Study Abroad: Swedish - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
6. Creative Minds: The Eight by Katherine Neville
7. Get Physical: Bo Knows Bo by Bo Jackson and watch a Texas A&M Football Game
8. Geography: J - Japan - Shogun by James Clavell and M (Middle Initial because last initial is W) - Mexico - The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton
9. Homework: Nursing Theorists and Their Work by Ann Marriner Tomey
10. Teacher/Student: student - A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray and teacher - The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

20 POINTS

1. Christian Fiction: Left Behind by Tim LaHaye
2. Alphabet: K - Key of Valor by Nora Roberts; L - The Last Dickens: A Novel by Matthew Pearl; and M - My Favorite Mistake by Beth Kendrick
3. Group Read: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

25 POINTS

1. Rhyme Time:
2. Related: Black House by Stephen King and Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
3. Harvey Milk:
4. Book/Movie: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
5. Fortune Telling:
6. Curse of Tippecanoe:
7. One, Two, Three: Marked by P.C. and Kristen Cast; Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich; Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
8. Nouns: Name - The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe; Place - Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris; Thing - The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
9. Self-Improvement: The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success by Andy Andrews 9/4/09 and Kennison's Gifts
10. Halloween Part III: Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

30 POINTS

1. Job/Dream Job: Theoretical Basis for Nursing by Melanie McEwan (acutal - nurse) and Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (dream - archeologist)

50 POINTS

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message 27: by Rhiannon (last edited Aug 17, 2009 10:35PM) (new)

Rhiannon | 197 comments

5 POINT TASKS
1. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
2. Twilight By Stephanie Meyer
3. Vanished at Sea: The True Story of a Child TV Actor and Double Murder by Tina Dirmann
4. The Face on the Milk Carton by Carolyn B. Cooney
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
7. Whatever Happened to Janie? by Caroline B. Cooney
8. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
9. Little Women by Louis May Alcott
10. Something Upstairs : A Tale Of Ghosts by Avi

10 POINT TASKS
1. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
2. A Child Called it By David Pelzer
3. Berenstain Bears Books
4.. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
5. The Book Thief by by Markus Zusak
6. Crossing the Starlight Bridge (Aladdin Fiction) by Alice Mead
7. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
8. The Motive by John Lescroart
9. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
10. The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (Cat Who..., #1) by Lilian Jackson Braun

15 POINT TASKS
1. About a Boy by Nick Hornby and Don't You Forget About Me (Gossip Girl, #11) by Cecily von Ziegesar
2. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
3. The Ex Games (Romantic Comedies) by Jennifer Echols and You're the One That I Want (Gossip Girl, Book 6) by Cecily von Ziegesar
4. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
5. When Jonathan Died by Tony Duvert and The Tenant by Roland Topor
6. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Volume One in the Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire
7. Adam Copeland On Edge by Adam Copeland
8. The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky and The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
9. No Place Like Home A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark
10. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee and Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

20 POINT TASKS
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25 POINT TASKS
1. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber and Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
2. Carrie by Stephen King and Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
3. Rainbow High by Alex Sanchez
4. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

0/460 Points
0/12852 Pages Read


message 28: by Kim (last edited Nov 05, 2009 11:11PM) (new)

Kim | 166 comments FALL CHALLENGE CHOICES- books chosen so far
Tasks in bold still to be selected.
5 Point Tasks
5.1 Children — Father and Son- Richard Madeley
5.2 Apple — Reap the Harvest- Margaret Dickinson
5.3 Sea Travel — Ellen McArthur- Race against time
5.4 Adoption — And then she found me- Elinor Lipman
5.5 High School — A Kestrel for a knave- Barry Hines
5.6 Halloween — Plum Spooky- Janet Evanovich
5.7 Most Thankful For — while my sister sleeps- Barbara Delinsky
5.8 Multiple Authors — You've been warned- James Patterson and Howard Roughan
5.9 Old or Young — water for elephants- Sara Guen
5.10 Time Travel — tHE TIME TRAVELLERS WIFE
10 Point Tasks
10.1 9/7/36 to 2/3/59 — Agatha Christie- Toward Zero
10.2 Addiction — Undressing Emmanuelle - Sylvia Kristel
10.3 Children's Stories — Possibly A Bear called Paddington- Michael Bond!
10.4 South America — Cafe Tropicana - Belinda Jones
10.5 Germany — The Reader
10.6 Native American — Absolutely true diary of a part time Indian - Sherman Alexie
10.7 Superhero — Somewhere in Heaven- Dana and Christopher Reeve- Christopher Anderson
10.8 Random Words (packet, customary ,attendance) — With one lousy free packet of seed- Lynne Truss
10.9 Civil War — March
10.10 Cats — Dewey-

15 Point Tasks
15.1 Grammar — To Have and to Hold- Anne Bennett
15.2 Alternate History — Fatherland- Robert Harris
15.3 Math 3rd in series- Wednesdays at Four Debbie Macomber 35 letters in title- Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden
15.4 Science vs Sci-Fi — Stiff- Mary Roach/The Island - film
15.5 Foreign Language Books — Stieg Larson- ordered
15.6 Music Title/CD or Play/Movie —
15.7 Audiobook while Exercising/athlete —
15.8 Country- K&F— Kenya- Born Free- Joy Adamson
France- A french affair- Susan Lewis
15.9 "Home" or "Work" — Too close to home- Linwood Barclay
15.10 Teacher/Student — Miss Read- or The Piano teacher student


20 Point Tasks
20.1 Christian- The 19th wife
20.2 ABC Flora's Lot- Katie Fforde 12/9/09
the Gap year for grown ups= Annie Sanders 2.9.09
The House at Midnight- Lucy Whiteghouse

20.3 Julie and Julia-

25 Point Tasks
25.1 Rhyme time The fireside book - David Hope
The good plain cook- Bethan Roberts


25.2 Related Authors — Stephen King Joe hill-heart shaped box
Rose Madder- Stephen King
25.3 Gay/Lesbian Character —
25.4 Book vs Movie — or Angels and Demons
25.5Fortune/prophecy- Dune
25.6 Tippecanoe --
25.7 1-Accident - Danielle Steel
2-Twenty wishes- Debbie MAcomber
3- A good yarn- Debbie Macomber

25.8 Name- Sam's letters to Jennifer- James Patterson
Place- Manhatten is my beat- Jeffrey Deaver
Thing- the shop on BLOSSOM street- Debbie Macomber

25.9Self Improvement
Novel

25.10 Halloween- The Devil wears Prada
30.1 Current Profession vs Dream Profession — Possibly The Falls- Ian Rankin (banking)
A country Affair- or it shouldn't happen to a vet


message 29: by Candace (last edited Nov 02, 2009 02:10PM) (new)

Candace (CandaceRenee) | 185 comments Here's my list!!

5.1 - The Stolen Child: Keith Donohue (10/1/09)
5.2 - Midnight in the Dollhouse: Marjorie Stover (9/1/09)
5.3 - The Old Man and the Sea: Ernest Hemingway (9/8/09)
5.4 - Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born: Jamie Lee Curtis (9/1/09)
5.5 - Number the Stars: Lois Lowery (9/18/09)
5.6 - Dead and Gone: Charlaine Harris (9/5/09)
5.7 - The Last Song: Nicholas Sparks (9/16/09)
5.8 - Marked: P.C. & Kristen Cast (10/25/09)
5.9 - Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret: Judy Blume (9/18/09)
5.10 - A Wrinkle in Time: Madeline L'Engle (9/11/09)

10.1 - Little Town on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder (9/12/09)
10.2 - Crank: Ellen Hopkins (9/19/09)
10.3 - The Berenstain Bears - Go to School; Get the Gimmies; Too Much Birthday; Trouble at School; Week at Grandma's; Go Out for the Team; Meet Santa Bear; Bad Dream; Trick or Treat; Slumber Party; Prize Pumpkin: Stan & Jan Berenstain (9/1/09)
10.4 - The Devil's Highway: Luis Alberto Urrea (10/1/09)
10.5 - The Book Thief: Markus Zusak (9/23/09)
10.6 - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian: Sherman Alexie (9/29/09)
10.7 - Karma Girl: Jennifer Estep (9/4/09)
10.8 - Baby Proof: Emily Giffin (9/10/09)
10.9 - A Dangerous Promise: Joan Lowery Nixon (9/2/09)
10.10 - Dewey: The Small-town library cat who touched the world: Vicki Myron (10/2/09)

15.1 - Catch Me If You Can: Frank W. Abagnale AND Catching Fire: Suzanne Collins (9/7/09)
15.2 - The Eyre Affair: Jasper Fforde (10/14/09)
15.3 - (Division) An Echo in the Bone: Diana Gabaldon (10/24/09) AND (Subtraction) Glass: Ellen Hopkins (10/14/09)
15.4 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Douglas Adams (9/21/09)
15.5 - The Shadow of the Wind: Carlos Ruiz Zafón (9/15/09) AND The Angel's Game: Carlos Ruiz Zafón (9/28/09)
15.6 - The Man Without a Country: Kurt Vonnegut AND Mud on the Tires - Brad Paisley & Lady Antebellum - Lady Antebellum (9/1/09)
15.7 - The Princess Diaries: Meg Cabot (audio) (9/21/09)
15.8 - (Canada)Losing Joe's Place: Gordon Korman AND (New Zealand)The Piano: Jane Campion (9/3/09)
15.9 - Home: A Memoir of My Early Years: Julie Andrews (10/5/09)
15.10 - (Student) Nightfall: L.J. Smith (9/6/09) AND (Teacher) The Host: Stephenie Meyer (10/22/09)

20.1 - Voyage of the Dawn Treader: C.S. Lewis (9/10/09)
20.2 - Hot Mama: Jennifer Estep (10/2/09) AND Ink Exchange: Melissa Marr (10/16/09) AND Jinx: Jennifer Estep (10/4/09)
20.3 - Shutter Island: Dennis Lehane

25.1 - A Pizza the Size of the Sun: Jack Prelutsky (9/8/09) AND Me Talk Pretty One Day: David Sedaris
25.2 - Interview with the Vampire: Anne Rice (9/2/09) AND Blind Fall: Christopher Rice (9/9/09)
25.3 - Holidays on Ice: David Sedaris (9/8/09)
25.4 - New Moon: Stephenie Meyer
25.5 - Prophecy of the Sisters: Michelle Zink (9/30/09)
25.6 - An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963: Robert Dallek
25.7 - Specials: Scott Westerfeld (9/29/09) AND Wicked Lovely: Melissa Marr (9/30/09) AND The Lost Symbol: Dan Brown (9/18/09)
25.8 - Go Ask Alice: Anonymous (9/11/09) AND Anne of Green Gables: L.M. Montgomery AND The Cider House Rules: John Irving (9/2/09)
25.9 - Rocco Gets Real: Cook At Home Every Day: Rocco Dispirito (9/30/09) AND Courage of Fear: Barbara Boyer
25.10 - Vampire Academy: Richelle Mead (11/2/09)

30.1 - (Dream Job)Love the One You're With: Emily Giffin AND (Current Job) Super in the City: Daphne Uviller


message 30: by Alisha Marie (last edited Aug 23, 2009 06:56PM) (new)

Alisha Marie (endlesswonderofreading) | 57 comments 5.1 - A Good and Happy Child-Justin Evans
5.2 - The Apple's Bruise-Lisa Glatt
5.3 - The Princess Bride-William Golding
5.4 - Martian Child-David Gerrold
5.5 - Don Quixote-Miguel Cervantes
5.6 - The Living Dead-Joseph John Adams
5.7 - We Were the Mulvaneys-Joyce Carol Oates
5.8 - The Talisman-Stephen King & Peter Straub
5.9 - To Kill A Mockingbird-Harper Lee
5.10 - Outlander-Diana Gabaldon

10.1 - Rebecca-Daphne Du Maurier
10.2 - A Million Little Pieces-James Frey
10.3 - Grimms Complete Fairy Tales-Brothers Grimm
10.4 - 2666-Robert Bolano
10.5 - The Book Thief-Markus Zusak
10.6 - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian-Sherman Alexie
10.7 - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay-Michael Chabon
10.8 - Blue Diary-Alice Hoffman
10.9 - Gone With The Wind-Margaret Mitchell
10.10 - Pet Sematary-Stephen King

15.1 - I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You-Ally Carter & Anywhere But Here-Mona Simpson
15.2 -
15.3 - Intensity-Dean Koontz & Misery-Stephen King
15.4 - Forensic Science: A Geek's Guide-Steven Morris; The Faculty
15.5 -
15.6 -
15.7 -
15.8 - The Kite Runner-Khaled Hosseini & The Angel's Game-Carlos Ruiz Zafon
15.9 - A Home at the End of the World-Michael Cunningham
15.10 - Teacher:? Student: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane-Katherine Howe

20.1 -
20.2 -
20.3 -

25.1 -
25.2 - Salem's Lot-Stephen King; 20th Century Ghosts-Joe Hill
25.3 - Fingersmith-Sarah Waters
25.4 -



message 31: by Rachel Lee (last edited Oct 16, 2009 07:17AM) (new)

Rachel Lee (rlcwt9) | 271 comments 5.1 Daughters of Darkness- LJ Smith
5.2 One Bad Apple - Sheila Connolly
5.3 Bloody Jack- L.A. Meyer
5.4 Found- Margaret Peterson Haddix
5.5 Maniac Magee- Jerry Spinelli
5.6 The Secret of the Dread Forest- Gillian Summers
5.7 3 willows - Ann Brashares
5.8 Peter and the Starcatchers- Ridley Pearson AND Dave Barry
5.9 I Capture the Castle- Dodie Smith
5.10 Sent-Margaret Peterson Haddix

10.1 Ballet Shoes (1937)- Noel Streatfeild
10.2 Big Slick - Erik Luper
10.3 A variety of kid's books
10.4 Mexican High- Liza Monroy
10.5 Inkheart- Cornelia Funke
10.6 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian-Sherman Alexie
10.7 Jinx- Jennifer Estep
10.8 Killer Hair - Ellen Byerrum (words killer, copper, immune)
10.9 The Red Badge of Courage- Stephen Crane
10.10 A Game of Thrones - George RR Martin

15.1 Hunter Brown and the secret OF the shadow- Miller Brothers And The Extraordinary Adventures OF Alfred Kropp-Richard Yancey
15.2 Fatherland - Robert Harris
15.3 Privilege - Kate Brian (addition) AND Into the Wildewood(multiplication)
15.4 Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
15.5 Inkspell and Inkdeath - Cornelia Funke
15.6 Dream Country- Luanne Rice
15.7 Evil without a face- Jordan Dane AND high school football
15.8 Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs (Canada) AND Dracula -Bram Stoker (Romania)
15.9 Ghost at Work- Carolyn Hart
15.10 Evernight – Claudia Gray AND Quick Study A Murder 101 Mystery- Maggie Barbieri

20.1 Vanishing Sculptor - Donita Paul
20.2 Fire- Kristin Cashore AND Goddess Boot Camp-Tera Lynn Childs AND Hawksong- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
20.3 The Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

25.1 Woman Reading to the Sea: Poems - Lisa Williams AND Ella Minnow Pea: a progressively lipogrammatic epistolary fable - Mark Dunn
25.2 The Ritual Bath - Faye Kellerman AND Sunstroke - Jesse Kellerman
25.3 Boy meets boy- david leviathan
25.4 Stardust- Neil Gaimen
25.5 The prophecy of the stones- flavia bujor
25.6 Team of Rivals - Doris Goodwin
25.7 Stargazer - Clauda Gray AND First Light - Rebecca Stead AND The Lost Symbol- Dan Brown
25.8 The Other Boleyn Girl-Phillipa Gregory, Bastard out of Carolina-Dorothy Allison, The Graveyard Book- Neil Gaiman
25.9 The Everything Meals For A Month Cookbook: Smart Recipes To Help You Plan Ahead, Save Time, And Stay On Budget - Linda Larsen AND The Princess and the Hound - Mettie Larsen
25.10 Secret Vampire- LJ Smith

30.1 Waiting for Daybreak- Kathryn Cushman (Current Profession = Pharmacist) AND The Keepsake- Tess Gerritsen (Dream Job = Archaeologist)

50.1 The Sound of Munich - Suzanne Nelson AND Incantation - Alice Hoffman AND Oh.My.Gods-Tera Lynn Childs


message 32: by Avory (last edited Oct 26, 2009 12:10PM) (new)

Avory (judithavory) | 14 comments Just c/ping the task list here and will add the books as I think of them!

5 POINT TASKS
1. Messud, The Emperor's Children
2. Reichl, Comfort Me with Apples

3. In 1492 Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue - In Honor Of Columbus Day (October) - Read A Novel Where The Main Character Travels At Sea Or A Non-Fiction Book About Sea Travel.

4. Adoption Story – November Is National Adoption Awareness Month - Read A Novel Where The Main Character Is Adopted Or Adopts A Child Themselves Or A Non-Fictional Book Related To Adoption.

5. Going Back To School - Re-read A Book That You Were Required To Read For School...See If You Feel The Same About It Now As You Did Then.

6. Martin, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frigthening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body
7. Jacobs, The Know-It-All
8. The Rule of Four
9. Lodge, Deaf Sentence
10. Gabaldon, Outlander

10 POINT TASKS

1. Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
2. Matlin, I'll Scream Later
3. Bond, A Bear Called Paddington
4. Puig, Kiss of the Spider Woman
5. Hauptmann, Vor Sonnenaufgang
6. Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
7. Robinson, In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by God

8. You'll Find It In The Dictionary - Noah Webster Was Born October 16, 1758 - In Honor Of Him Visit The Random Word Generator Website And Then Read A Book Whose Title Contains The 9th, 10th, or 11th Word You Come To. (dynamic, remove, lower)

9. Summer Has Gone With The Wind- On November 5, 2009, The Actress Vivien Leigh, Who Portrayed Scarlett O'Hara In The Film Adaptation Of GWTW, Would Have Been 96 Years Old - In Honor Of Her Most Famous Role - Read A Novel Set During The U.S. Civil War.

10. This Task Is The Cat's Meow - Read A Book That...
• Has The Word Cat(s) In The Title.
• Or Has A Picture Of A Cat(s) On The Cover.



message 33: by Avory (last edited Oct 26, 2009 12:09PM) (new)

Avory (judithavory) | 14 comments 15 POINT TASKS
1. The Book of Salt
Nine Parts of Desire

2. Rewriting History - Read an Alternative Historical Novel. Afterwards, Post A Review Where You State Whether You Think The World (Or A Particular) Country Would Be Better Today If The Author's Version Of History Is What Really Happened. Give Reasons Why.

3. Douglas, Dance Hall Road
Forrest, Daughters of an Amber Noon
4. Levitt, Freakanomics, and Star Trek

5. Time To Study Abroad (Foreign Language)
• Read 2 Books That Were Originally Published In The Same Foreign Language (One You Don't Speak Fluently).

6. Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire
7. Gottlieb, Reading Dance and Dancing with the Stars
8. Clark, Merde, Actually and (J country to be decided)
9. Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
10. Lowen, Lies My Teacher Told Me
Snyder, Poison Study

20 POINT TASKS
1. MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – JULIE KS - I Am Very Faithful In My Christian Beliefs. Read A Christian Fiction Book. The Book Has To Demonstrate The Importance Of Living A Faith Centered Life. Some Good Authors Are Neta Jackson, Karen Kingsbury, And Jeanette Oakes.

2. The Liars Club
Manifesta
Notes from a Small Island

3. Powell, Julie & Julia


25 POINT TASKS
1. Rhyme Time - Read ONE Fiction Book And ONE Poetry Book That Have A Word That Rhymes From Each Of The Titles. Example: A Light In The Attic By Shel Silverstein And The Friday Night Knitting Club By Kate Jacobs (Light And Night). It Must Be An Exact Rhyme! You must read a minimum of 350 pages total, with at a minimum of 50 of those pages being the length of your poetry book.

2. DONNA JO'S TASK - Find Two Authors Who Are Related By Blood Or Marriage And Read A Book By Each. If By Marriage, It Need Not Be Permanent At The Time The Books Were Written. (In Other Words, The Book(S) Could Have Been Written Before Or After Said Marriage.)
• In Your Post Please Be Sure To State The Relationship Between The Authors. For Instance, Anne Mccaffrey Is The Mother Of Todd Mccaffrey. Ted Hughes Was The Husband Of Sylvia Plath.

3. WENDY'S TASK - Harvey Milk, The First Openly Gay Man To Be Elected To Public Office In California, Was Murdered On November 27, 1978. In Honor Of Him Read A Book With A Positive Gay Or Lesbian Character.

4. Niffegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

5. JANICE'S TASK - Fortune Telling Has Long Been A Halloween Tradition: Read A Book With "Fortune" Or "Prophecy" In The Title, OR That Features Fortune-Telling, Prophecy Or Prediction(s) As The Main Theme Or Has A Fortune Teller As A Main Character.

6. BJ ROSE'S TASK - Following The “Curse Of Tippecanoe” Theme Explained Below, Read A Non-Fiction Book Of At Least 500 Pages About One Of The 7 Presidents Listed Below OR About A President Or Prime Minister (Of Any Other Country) Who Has Been Democratically Elected (No Dictators Or Totalitarian Governments Or Military Juntas). When Finished, Post A Short Review About The Major Accomplishment(S) Of That Leader AND The Biggest Scandal During That Administration (Unfortunately, There’s Always At Least One Scandal For A Leader To Deal With). Include the # of Pages Read.
Special Note: To Fulfill This Task, You May Instead Read 2 Shorter Books About Two Different Leaders, As Long As Your Page Total Is 500 Or More.

The Curse Of Tippecanoe Is Attributed To The Prophet, The Brother Of The Famous Shawnee Leader, Tecumseh. On His Deathbed, the Prophet Cursed William Henry Harrison and the Office of the President. He Said Harrison Would Be Elected President, But Would Die Soon After Taking Office, And Every Twenty Years After Harrison A President Will Die In Office. From 1841 To 1963, All U.S. Presidents Who Had Been Elected In A Year Ending In 0 Died In Office. These Seven Presidents Were:
1840 - William Henry Harrison - Died In 1841 During His First Term;
1860 - Abraham Lincoln - Died In 1865 During His Second Term;
1880 - James A. Garfield - Died In 1881 During His First Term;
1900 - William McKinley - Died In 1901 During His Second Term;
1920 - Warren G. Harding - Died In 1923 During His First Term;
1940 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Died In 1945 During His Fourth Term;
1960 - John F. Kennedy - Died In 1963 During His First Term.

7. Slammerkin
The Illusionist
The Liar's Club

8. Patience & Sarah
Letters from America
The City of Falling Angels

9. DIANE'S TASK - September Is Self-Improvement Month.
•Read A Nonfiction Self-Improvement Or Self-Help Book.
AND
• Read A Book In Which The Main Character Undergoes A Significant Positive Change In His Or Her Life As A Result Of Self-Improvement (Can Be Fiction Or Nonfiction).

10. Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil

30 POINT TASKS
1. ?
Our Bodies, Ourselves


message 34: by Lesley (last edited Nov 09, 2009 09:32AM) (new)

Lesley | 45 comments 5.1 Child - Son of the Morning by Linda Howard
5.2 Apple - Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
5.3 Sea travel - The Captain of All Pleasures by Kresley Cole
5.4 Adopted - Changeling by Cate Tiernan
5.5 School reread - The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5.6 Halloween adjective - Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
5.7 Thanks (my mom)- Coffee at Luke's An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest by Jennifer Cruise
5.8 Two Heads - Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
5.9 Coming of Age - Dr. Sigmundus: The Hollow People by Brian Keaney
5.10 Time Travel - A Highlander of Her Own by Melissa Mayhue

10.1 9/7/36-3/3/59 - Fear by L. Ron Hubbard
10.2 Addiction - TBA
10.3 Children Story - TBA
10.4 Hispanic - Take No Prisoners by Cindy Gerard (Honduras)
10.5 Germany - The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
10.6 Native American - Betrayed by PC Cast & Kristen Cast
10.7 Hero - Black & White by Jackie Kessler
10.8 Random Word (recipe, atrocity, green) - Diners Drive-ins and Dives An All-American Road Trip...with Recipes by Guy Fieri
10.9 Civil War - Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss
10.10 Cat - Cat-A-Logue by Deborah Robertson

15.1 Grammar (preposition of) - Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb, Edge of Fear by Cherry Adair
15.2 Alternate History - The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
15.3 Math - (division 1984/25 = 79) The Calling by Cate Tiernan,(subtract 25-16 = 9) Frostbite by Richelle Mead
15.4 SciFi - TBA
15.5 Foreign Language - Dark Water by Koji Suzuki, Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto
15.6 Creative - TBA
15.7 Physical - Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
15.8 Geography Lessons(LJ) - Headcrusher by Alexander Garros (Latvia), Ring by Koji Suzuki (Japan)
15.9 Homework - TBA
15.10 Teacher/Student - The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Teacher), Fade by Lisa McMann (Student)

20.1 Christian - Black by Ted Dekker
20.2 ABC - To Crave a Blood Moon by Sharie Kohler, Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann, Vampire Haiku by Ryan Mecum
20.3 Group Read - Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

25.1 Rhyme - Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren, Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry For Your Brains by Ryan Mecum
25.2 Relatives - The Mist by Stephen King, Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
25.3 Gay/Lesbian - Evermore by Alyson Noel
25.4 Book/Film - Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn
25.5 Fortune Telling - Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
25.6 President - JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W Douglass
25.7 1,2,3 - Wake by Lisa McMann, Heat Seeker by Lora Leigh, As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
25.8 Nouns - Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank (Person), Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day (Place), Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz (thing)
25.9 Self-improvement - Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson, It Ain't All About the Cookin' by Paula Deen
25.10 Monsterfest - Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

30 Current/Dream Job - Pretending You Care by Norman Feuti (Current - Retail), Stolen Heat by Elisabeth Naughton (Dream - Egyptologist)

50 Minding The World - Feel The Heat by Cindy Gerard (sense), Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid by Jan Arnold Brunvand (emotion), Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell (memories)


message 35: by Liz (last edited Sep 22, 2009 01:47PM) (new)

Liz (busy91) | 6 comments I will have to think on this some more.

5 Points
5.5 Back to school re-read: The Jungle The Uncensored Original Edition by Upton Sinclair
5.9 Coming of age: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jaqueline Kelly


10 Points
10.1 Published between (9/7/36 - 2/3/59) The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery
10.6 - Native American Voice of the Eagle by Linda Lay Shuler
10.7 • An (Auto)Biography Of Your Personal Hero/Heroine Einstein His Life and Universe




15 Points


20 Points


message 36: by Jen (last edited Aug 20, 2009 07:33AM) (new)

Jen (wishesandwanderlust) Still need to add more, but this is what I have so far:

5.1 – Son of a Witch – Gregory Maguire
5.2 - Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
5.3 - Life of Pi by Yann Martel
5.4
5.5 – The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
5.6 – Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
5.7
5.8 – Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
5.9 – Water For Elephants – Sara Gruen
5.10

10.1 – On The Road – Jack Kerouac
10.2 – Tweak – Nic Sheff
10.3 – The Chocolate Bear Burglary – JoAnna Carl
10.4
10.5 – The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
10.6
10.7
10.8
10.9 – The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
10.10 - Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - Vicki Myron

15.1
15.2 - 1984 by George Orwell
15.3
15.4
15.5
15.6
15.7
15.8
15.9
15.10

20.1 - TBD
20.2 - TBD
20.3 - TBD

25.1
25.2
25.3
25.4 – He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt
25.5 -




message 37: by Kate (last edited Aug 30, 2009 06:49PM) (new)

Kate MacKinnon | 49 comments 5.1 Children -- Change Me Into Zeus' Daughter by Barbara Robinette Moss
5.2 Apple -- Not All Tarts are Apple by Pip Granger
5.3 Sea Travel -- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
5.4 Adoption -- The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
5.5 Back to School -- The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
5.6 Halloween -- Dead Sleep by Greg Iles
5.7 Thankfulness --(My Mother) The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
5.8 Two Authors -- The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
5.9 Coming of Age/Senior Citizen -- The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
5.10 Time Travel -- To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

10.1 1936-1959 -- Animal Farm by George Orwell
10.2 Addiction -- Junky by William Burroughs
10.3 Bear/Children’s -- Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and whatever else is upstairs
10.4 Latin American -- Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel OR The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
10.5 Germany -- A Woman in Berlin: eight weeks in the conquered city by Anonymous
10.6 Native American -- Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry
10.7 Heroes/Heroines -- Band of Brothers...by Stephen Ambrose
10.8 Random Word Generator: (Organic,Union,Correlate)State of the Union by Douglas Kennedy
10.9 U.S. Civil War -- Shades of Grey: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia by Jessica James
10.10 Cats: Dewey the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched The World by Vicki Myron

15.1 Prepositions -- Confessions OF a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella & The Divine Secrets OF the Ya Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
15.2 Alternate History: 1984 by George Orwell
15.3 Addition -- (18) Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
Subtraction (7) -- Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
15.4 Science Fact/Fiction -- The Uglies by Scott Westerfield & uk movie/show
15.5 Foreign Translation -- Alchemist by Paulo Coelho & Blindness by Jose Saramago (Portuguese) I THINK
15.6 The Arts -- TBA
15.7 Exercise while reading -- TBA
15.8 Geography -- (K) Apples are from Kazakhstan by Christopher Robbins & (M) The Ruins by Scott Smith
15.9 Home/Work: All the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India by Rachel Manija Brown
15.10 Teacher/Student: The Host by Stephanie Myer (Teacher) & Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (student)

20.1
20.2
20.3

25.1 Current Profession/Dream Job: J' is for Judgement by Sue Grafton (Current:Insurance)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer/Annie Barrows (Dream:Author)
25.2 Related Authors -- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer AND History of Love by Nicole Krauss (husband & wife)
25.3 Positive Gay/Lesbian -- The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
25.4 Current Book/Movie: The Tale of Despereaux OR Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
25.5 Fortune / Prophecy -- TBA
25.6 Presidents -- TBA
25.7 One,Two,Three -- Coraline by Neil Gaiman, The Shack by William P. Young, The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
25.8 Person,Place&Thing -- Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Allison Weir, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families; Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch, Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
25.9 Self Help -- TBA
25.10 Monsters II -- The Bell Witch - An American Haunting by Brent Monahan





message 38: by Dacey (last edited Sep 08, 2009 08:38PM) (new)

Dacey | 3 comments Not much decided yet but more to come...


5.1 Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5 The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
5.6
5.7
5.8 The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
5.9
5.10 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

10.1
10.2 Crank by Ellen Hopkins
10.3
10.4
10.5 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
10.6
10.7
10.8
10.9
10.10

15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
15.5
15.6
15.7 When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
15.8
15.9
15.10 Prep: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld(student)

20.1
20.2
20.3

25.1
25.2 Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights (the Bronte sisters)
25.3
25.4 Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
25.5
25.6
25.7
25.8


message 39: by Dionisia (last edited Nov 25, 2009 08:04AM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 428 comments 5 points
1. Our Children Are Our Future: The Fifth Child-Doris Lessing*
2. An Apple (Book) A Day: What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal A Novel-Zoë Heller
3. In 1492 Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue: In the Heart of the Sea The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex-Nathaniel Philbrick*
4. Adoption Story: The Graveyard Book-Neil Gaiman
5. Going Back To School: Where the Red Fern Grows-Wilson Rawls
6. Terrifying Titles: The Walking Dead, Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye-Robert Kirkman
7. Giving Thanks: Extinction Journals-Jeremy Robert Johnson*
8. Two Heads Really Better Than One?: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies-Seth Grahame-Smith & Jane Austen
9. All Grown Up (And Then Some): Vanishing Point-David Markson
10. Fall Back In Time: Slaughterhouse-Five-Kurt Vonnegut

10 points
1. Labor Day: I, Robot-Isaac Asimov (1950)
2. Addiction: The Alcoholic-Jonathan Ames
3. Stanley "Stan" Berenstain: HELP! A Bear is Eating Me!-Mykle Hansen
4. Hispanic Heritage Month: The Strain-Guillermo Del Toro (Mexico)
5. Oktoberfest: The Reader-Bernhard Schlink
6. Native American Heritage Month: Sitting Bull-Bill Yenne
7. Can You Read Faster Than A Speeding Bullet?: Omega The Unknown-Jonathan Lethem
8. Dictionary: The Comfort of Strangers-Ian McEwan (word #9 is "comfort")
9. Summer Has Gone With The Wind: This Republic of Suffering Death and the American Civil War-Drew Gilpin Faust
10. The Cat's Meow: Life of Pi-Yann Martel*


message 40: by Dionisia (last edited Nov 29, 2009 10:05AM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 428 comments 15 points
1. Grammar (Prepositions):
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold-John le Carré*
In the Forest-Edna O'Brien*
2. Rewriting History: The Plot Against America-Philip Roth
3. Discover The Equation:
(Addition=14) Catching Fire-Suzanne Collins
(Division=73) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-J.K. Rowling
4.Science Fact vs. Science Fiction: Bozo Sapiens Why to Err is Human-Michael Kaplan*
5. Time To Study Abroad: (Swedish)
Let the Right One In-John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-Stieg Larsson
6. Creative Minds: Pop Gun War-Farel Dalrymple
7. Let's Get Physical: In the Woods-Tana French
8. Geography Lessons:
(Denmark) The Royal Physician's Visit A Novel-Per Olov Enquist
(Brazil) The Devil and Miss Prym A Novel of Temptation-Paulo Coelho
9. Homework Assignment: The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet-Reif Larsen
10. Teacher-Student Relations:
The Piano Teacher A Novel-Elfriede Jelinek
The Secret History-Donna Tartt

20 points
1. JULIE KS'S TASK: The Sparrow-Mary Doria Russell
2. ERIN'S TASK:
American Born Chinese-Gene Luen Yang
Being Dead A Novel-Jim Crace*
The Crying of Lot 49-Thomas Pynchon
3. GROUP READ: Shutter Island-Dennis Lehane

25 points
1. NICOLE OH'S TASK:
Ain't I a Woman! A Book of Women's Poetry from Around the World-Illona Linthwaite*
High Rise-J. G. Ballard
2. DONNA JO'S TASK: (father/son)
Salem's Lot-Stephen King*
Heart-Shaped Box A Novel-Joe Hill*
3. WENDY'S TASK: Hero-Perry Moore
4. CANDACE'S TASK: I Love You, Beth Cooper-Larry Doyle
5. JANICE'S TASK: I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem-Maryse Condé
6. BJ ROSE'S TASK: THE UNPOPULAR MR. LINCOLN The Story of America's Most Reviled President-Larry Tagg
7. CINDY'S TASK:
Pastoralia-George Saunders
Plum Lovin'-Janet Evanovich*
The Driver's Seat-Muriel Spark
8. CAIT'S TASK:
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil-George Saunders
The Fixer A Story from Sarajevo-Joe Sacco
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook-Joshua Piven & David Borgenicht*
9. DIANE'S TASK:
Patti's Pearls Lessons in Living Genuinely, Joyfully, Generously-Patti LaBelle
Cry No More-Rudolph Strothers Jr.*
10. SAM'S TASK: Vampire Loves-Joann Sfar

30 points
1. ROSEANN'S TASK:
(Police Department) The Glister A Novel-John Burnside
(Paleontology) Your Inner Fish A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body-Neil Shubin

50 points
1. PJREADS TASK:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time-Mark Haddon
On Love A Novel-Alain de Botton
Ella Minnow Pea A Novel in Letters-Mark Dunn





message 41: by Roseann (last edited Oct 19, 2009 03:25PM) (new)

Roseann | 140 comments My plan and what I have completed. DONE 10-19-09!!

2009 FALL CHALLENGE

5 POINT CHALLENGES--COMPLETED!!--

1. SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence--COMPLETED!!--
2. AFTER THE APPLE by Naomi Rosenblatt--COMPLETED!!--
3. ESCAPE BY SEA by L.S. Lawrence --COMPLETED!!--
4. ADOPTION:OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS by Roman Espejo--COMPLETED--
5. KIDNAPPED by Robert Louis Stevenson --COMPLETED!!--
6. PLUM SPOOKY by Janet Evanovich--COMPLETED!!--
7. NO END IN SIGHT by Rachael Scdoris--COMPLETED!!--
8. THE NANNY DIARIES by McLaughlin & Kraus--COMPLETED!!
9. CARRIE by Stephen King--COMPLETED!!--
10. MEMORY’S GATE by Paul McCusker--COMPLETED!!--

10 POINT CHALLENGES--COMPLETED!!--

1. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S by Truman Capote--COMPLETED!!--
2. DIARY OF AN EXERCISE ADDICT by Peach Friedman--COMPLETED!!--
3. BEAR-OLOGY by Sylvia Dolson--COMPLETED!!--
4. PORT MUNGO by Patrick McGrath--COMPLETED!!--
5. A CHILD OF HITLER by Alfons Heck--COMPLETED!!--
6. SWEETGRASS BASKET by Marlene Carvell--COMPLETED!!
7. THE STRANGE DEATHS OF BATMAN by Infantino et al--COMPLETED!!--
8. MY NAME IS SALLY LITTLE SONG by Brenda Woods--COMPLETED!!--
9. THEY FOUGHT LIKE DEMONS by Blanton & Cook--COMPLETED!!--
10. CAT SITTER ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Blaize Clement--COMPLETED!!--

15 POINT CHALLENGES--COMPLETED!!--

1. ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris & TALKING TO DROGONS by Patricia C. Wrede--COMPLETED!!--
2. ATOMIC AZTEX by Sesshu Foster--COMPLETED!!--
3. 46/1962 (43) C IS FOR CORPSE by Sue Grafton (Lr) and THE COLORADO KID by Stephen King (seven letters)--COMPLETED!!--
4. MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH by Walter Tevis & TESLA:MASTER OF LIGHTNING--COMPLETED!!--
5. THE BEST JAPANESE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES ed by Apostolou/Greenberg & DIARY OF A MAD OLD MAN by Junichiro Tanizaki--COMPLETED!!--
6. MONET’S LANDSCAPES by Vivian Russell--COMPLETED!!
7. HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (audio by Jim Dale) by JK Rowling (while using the WII & some walking)--COMPLETED!!--
8. DREAMS OF MY RUSSIAN SUMMERS by Andrei Makine & RESISTANCY by Anita Shreve (Belgium)--my initials are RB. --COMPLETED!!--
9. HOME ACROSS THE ROAD by Nancy Peacock--COMPLETED!!
10. TEACHER MAN by Frank McCourt & A STUDENT OF LIVING THINGS by Susan Shreve--COMPLETED!!--

20 POINT CHALLENGES--COMPLETED!!--

1. THE YADA, YADA PRAYER GROUP GETS DECKED OUT by Neta
Jackson--COMPLETED!!
2. A LITTLE BIT WICKED by Kristin Chenoweth , BEWARE WHAT YOU WISH by Constance M. Burge, and CHARMED AGAIN by Elizabeth Lenhard--COMPLETED!!--
3. SHUTTER ISLAND by Dennis Lehene--COMPLETED!!--


25 POINT CHALLENGES--COMPLETED!!--

1. A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC by Shel Silverstein & WHITE NOISE by Don DeLillo--COMPLETED!!--
2. FREEDOM’S LANDING by Anne McCaffrey and DRAGON’S KIN by Anne &
Todd McCaffrey (mother and son)--COMPLETED!!--
3. LOVE AND LIES by Ellen Wit linger--COMPLETED!!--
4. ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan (see movie too)--COMPLETED!!--
5. PROPHECY ROCK by Rob Macgregor --COMPLETED!!--
6. ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Benjamin Thomas (write accomplishments/scandal review & pg total)--COMPLETED!!--
7. VIDEODROME by Jack Martin, FUN HOME by Alison Bechdel, &
SUGAR CAMP QUILT by Jennifer Chiaverini--COMPLETED!!--
8. ELIZABETH COSTELLO by J.M. Coetzee , CALIFORNIA ANGEL by Nancy Rosenberg , and THE BODY ARTIST by Don Delillo--COMPLETED!!--
9. EAT, PRAY, LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert & FIGHT YOUR FEAR AND WIN by Don Greene--COMPLETED!!--
10. DEATH OF A WITCH by M.C. Beaton--COMPLETED!!-- .

30 POINT CHALLENGE

1. THE GHOST AND MRS. MCCLURE by Alice Kimberly-bookseller and
SOMEWHERE IN TIME by Richard Matheson-actress--COMPLETED!!--

50 POINT CHALLENGE--COMPLETED!!--

1. A HEALING TOUCH by Richard Russo, THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ANIMALS: A LEADING SCIENTIST EXPLORES ANIMAL JOY, SORROW, AND EMPATHY AND WHY THEY MATTER by Marc Bekoff, and THE COMPANY OF CATS by Marian Babson--COMPLETED!!--



Carol (caroldias) | 1 comments Sara wrote: "Tanja!!!! How did you do that?

EDIT: Check it out! http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?ke...

Not as pretty as in Excel, but still!

EDIT 2: I c..."


I like your spreadsheet Sara! *copy*




message 43: by Jamie (last edited Aug 19, 2009 12:24PM) (new)

Jamie | 32 comments Okay, here goes:

5.1 The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
5.2 tbd
5.3 Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
5.4 There is No Me without You by Melissa Fay Greene
5.5 Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
5.6 The Death Penalty: An American History by Stuart Banner
5.7 A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
5.8 Good Omens by Terri Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
5.9 Gilead by Marilyn Robinson
5.10 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon


10.1 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
10.2 Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
10.3 tbd
10.4 The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
10.5 Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
10.6 Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
10.7 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
10.8 The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher
10.9 March by Geraldine Brooks
10.10 Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov



15.1 Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet / A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
15.2 The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon
15.3 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz / No Country for Old Men
15.4 Blink by Malcom Gladwell
15.5 Notebooks of Don Rigoberto / In Praise of the Stepmother by Mario Vargas Llosa
15.6 The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
15.7 My Losing Season by Pat Conroy
15.8 (Japan) The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami / (China) River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler
15.9 Home by Marilyn Robinson
15.10 Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld / A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines


25.1 1-2-3 Discipline/ In The Woods by Tana French
25.2 What I Loved by Suri Hustvedt / City of Glass by Paul Auster
25.3 Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
25.4 Angels and Demons by Dan Brown




Michelle | 108 comments 5 POINT TASKS
1. Sons from Afar by Cynithia Voigt
2. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
3. The Princess Bride by William Golding
4. The Family Nobody Wanted by Helen Doss
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
7. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (family)
8. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
9. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnolly
10. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

10 POINT TASKS
1. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
2. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
3. The Lorax and Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
4. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
5. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
6. Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
7. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
8. Third Girl by Agatha Christie (irony, third, possession)
9. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
10. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicky Myron and Brett Witter

15 POINT TASKS
1. Spring Break by Francine Pascal and Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
2. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
3. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (division) and Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (division)
4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins and a science film
5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Blindness by Jose Saramago
6. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
7. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (while exercising)
8. M: The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (Morocco) and O: Sandstorm by James Rollins (Oman)
9. Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin
10. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb and Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

20 POINT TASKS
1. MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – TBD
2. ROOKIE OF THE SEASON - TBD
3. GROUP READ - Read One Of The 3 Group Reads (TBD).

25 POINT TASKS
1. Midwives by Chris Bohjalian (reproductive health) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (psychologist)
2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (sisters)
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
4. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and the movie with same name




Rachel Brand I've only just started putting together this list, using only my TBR books and books I'll have to read next semester for Uni.

5.1. Children in Revival - Harry Sprange
5.2.
5.3.
5.4.
5.5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
5.6.
5.7. Eight Cousins - Louisa May Alcott
5.8. I Dared to Call Him Father - Bilquis Sheikh and Richard Schneider (?)
5.9. A Song for Summer - Eva Ibbotson
5.10. Orlando - Virginia Woolf

10.1. The Hobbit - J.R.R.Tolkein
10.2. The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
10.3.
10.4.
10.5.
10.6.
10.7.
10.8.
10.9. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
10.10. At the Altar - L.M.Montgomery

15.1. Chronciles of Avonlea & Further Chronicles of Avonlea - L.M.Montgomery
15.2.
15.3. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll & Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
15.4.
15.5.
15.6.
15.7.
15.8
15.9
15.10.

20.1.
20.2.
20.3.

25.1. Fear the Worst - Linwood Barclay & Emily Climbs - L.M.Montgomery
25.2.
25.3.
25.4.

To be updated!


message 46: by Kate (last edited Nov 04, 2009 11:30AM) (new)

Kate (klc23) | 161 comments 5 POINT TASKS
1. The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards

2. Read A Book That Has A Picture Of An Apple On The Cover.
OR
• A Book With The Word Apple(s) In The Title.

3. Thunderstruck - Erik Larson
4. The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver

5. Re-read A Book That You Were Required To Read For School

6. The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush: And Other Weird Medical Case Histories - Rob Myers
7. The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters - Charlotte Mosley
8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
9. Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom
10. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeline L'Engle

10 POINT TASKS
1. Flowers For Algernon - Daniel Keyes
2. Dylan Thomas: A New Life - Andrew Lycett
3. The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstien
Happy Birthday To You! - Dr. Seuss
Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

4. Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzalez
5. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
6. The Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell

7. Blue Blood - Edward Conlon
8. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life - Steve Martin (Up)
9. John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights - David S. Reynolds

10. Read A Book That...
• Has The Word Cat(s) In The Title.
• Or Has A Picture Of A Cat(s) On The Cover.

15 POINT TASKS
1. IN the Woods - Tana French
The Lost Continent: Travels IN Small-Town America - Bill Bryson

2. Read an Alternative Historical Novel.

3. The Remains of the Day (Addition = 13)
Slam - Nick Hornby (Subtraction = 4)
4.The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

5. Read 2 Books That Were Originally Published In The Same Foreign Language (One You Don't Speak Fluently).

6. Our Town - Thornton Wilder
7. The Road - Cormac McCarthy


8. Read Two Books That Take Place Countries That Correspond To Your Initials.

9. An Arsonist's Guide to Writer's Homes in New England - Brock Clarke
10. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
Obedience - Will Lavender

20 POINT TASKS
1. The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
2. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
The Dogs of Babel - Carolyn Parkhurst
Everyman - Philip Roth
3. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon


25 POINT TASKS
1. Sailing Alone Around the Room - Billy Collins
The Known World - Edward P. Jones

2. Find Two Authors Who Are Related By Blood Or Marriage And Read A Book By Each.

3. When You Are Engulfed In Flames - David Sedaris
4. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

5. The Once and Future King - T.H. White

6. Read A Non-Fiction Book Of At Least 500 Pages About One Of The 7 Presidents Listed Below OR About A President Or Prime Minister (Of Any Other Country) Who Has Been Democratically Elected (No Dictators Or Totalitarian Governments Or Military Juntas).

7. Pretties - Scott Westerfeld
The Giver - Lois Lowry
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown

8. Loving Frank - Nancy Horan
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold
9. YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger - Michael F. Roizen
The Opposite of Love - Julie Buxbaum
10. Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Childhood - Jennifer Traig

30 POINT TASK
1. Freedom for the Thought We Hate: Tales of The First Amendment - Anthony Lewis
Miss Understanding - Stephanie Lessing

50 POINT TASK
1. My Life in France - Julia Child
Love Is A Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time - Rob Sheffield
The Wednesday Letters - Jason F. Wright



Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1334 comments Sara wrote: "Tanja!!!! How did you do that?

Go to the right corner. There's a button that say's Share. Click it and select Publish as a Web Page. Then another window appears and click the (I think it's called this) Publish button.

The bottom box will show a web address. That's what I post here. When I go back to the main document off google.com (not the url I posted for viewing only), I click Publish, new window appears and instead of Publish, I'll push the button next to it (I think it is this) Update.



message 48: by Abigail (last edited Nov 06, 2009 08:07AM) (new)

Abigail | 318 comments Updated 11/6; * = books I have; + = library books I've requested/already have; ^ = books already promised from a friend

5 Point Tasks
5.1 The Children on the Top Floor by Noel Streatfeild* Sept 25
5.2 Twilight by Stephenie Meyer^ Oct 15
5.3 Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, Book 1) by L.A. Meyer+
5.4 The Martian Child: A Novel about a Single Father Adopting a Son by David Gerrold+ Oct 5
5.5 Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe+ Oct 11
5.6 Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich+ Sept 18
5.7 ? Immediate Family by Eileen Goudge
5.8 Click by Roddy Doyle, Nick Hornby, Ruth Ozeki, Margo Lanagan, Linda Sue Park, David Almond, Gregory Maguire, Tim Wynne-Jones, Deborah Ellis, Eoin Colfer+ Oct 1
5.9 The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly+ Sept 2
5.10 Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch* Sept 20

10 Point Tasks
10.1 The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner Sept 17
10.2 Go Ask Alice by Anonymous Sept 7
10.3 The first 100 pages of books that I read with my kids after 9/1!: Peekaboo Kisses by Barney Saltzberg*, Tails by Matthew Van Fleet*, Tails by Matthew Van Fleet*, Skippyjon Jones by Judith Schachner*, Firefighter by Dana Meachen Rau*, Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury* Sept 1-2
10.4 The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
10.5 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak*
10.6 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie+ Oct 31
10.7 The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil by Wiley Miller Sept 14
10.8 [Pick, Steering, or Drift:] Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew by Ursula Le Guin
10.9 A Light in the Storm by Karen Hesse Sept 16
10.10 Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech+ Sept 29

15 Point Tasks
15.1 Participle & Verb: Breaking and Break Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer^ Oct 22 and Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record by Annie Barrows+ Nov 3
15.2 The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove*
15.3 Addition: 13: Anna McPartlin (As Sure As the Sun)* Sept 25; Subtraction: 15 (pre-9/29): People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks+ Sept 22
15.5 Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach*
15.5 Eva Luna by Isabel Allende, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
15.6 Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs*
15.7 Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives and Broken Hearts by Julian Rubenstein* Oct 13
15.8 A: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson* (Australia); V: The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh (Vietnam)
15.9 Home Repair by Liz Rosenberg* Oct 12
15.10 The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perotta*; When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead+ Oct 11

20 Point Tasks
20.1 Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom+
20.2 ABCs: E: Enna Burning by Shannon Hale+ Oct 29; F: Finger-Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich+ Sept 7; G: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale+ Oct 19
20.3 Julie & Julia by Julie Powell^ Nov 2

25 Point Tasks
25.1 Rhyme: Moon and Noon; Fiction: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer^ Oct 16 and Poetry: Drunk by Noon by Jennifer L. Knox* Oct 25
25.2 Sisters Gemma Townley and Madeleine Wickham: When in Rome: A Novel of Piazzas and Passion by Gemma Townley+ Oct 27 and Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham+ Oct 23
25.3 My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger+ Sept 5
25.4 Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks (2003 book+ Sept 26, 2008 movie)
25.5 Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman*
25.6 Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield by Kenneth D. Ackerman+
25.7 Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer^ Oct 17; River Secrets by Shannon Hale+ Nov 5; Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet* Sept 13
25.8 Person:Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler+ Sept 1; Place: What Happens in London by Julia Quinn* Sept 28; Thing: Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham Oct 22
25.9 Self-Help: Nikon D90 for Dummies by Julie Adair King* Oct 13; Fiction: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson*
25.10 Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum* Sept 8

30 Point Tasks
30.1 Current Job of Writer/Editor: The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan+ Sept 8; Dream Job of Social Worker (now): The Folded World by Amity Gaige+ Sept 13

50 Point Task
50.1 Sense: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins+; Emotion: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins+; Memory: Beowulf by Gareth Hinds* Oct 11

CURRENT TOTALS (11/6):
28 Completed Tasks
4 Partially Completed Tasks
47 Books
13,155 Pages


message 49: by Sarah (Mood Reader) (last edited Aug 20, 2009 08:52PM) (new)

Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments 5 Point Tasks
1. Rachel and Her Children Homeless Families in America by Jonathan Kozol (320 pages)
2. One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly (262 pages)
3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (480 pages)
4. Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by C.J. Box (331 pages)
5. Things Fall Apartby Chinua Achebe (209 pages)
6. Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead by Saralee Rosenberg (352 pages)
7. The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder (309 pages)
8. The Passion Test The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Destiny by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood
9. Roommates My Grandfather's Story by Max Apple (256 pages)
10. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (536 pages)

10 Point Tasks
1. 1984 by George Orwell (326 pages)
2. The Big Turnoff Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying to Raise a TV-Free Kid by Ellen Currey-Wilson (352 pages)
3. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel (480 pages)
4. Sunstroke by Jesse Kellerman (384 pages)
5. City of Shadows A Novel of Suspense by Ariana Franklin (432 pages)
6. Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie (432 pages)
7. Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley (400 pages)
8. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (224 pages)
9. Dead March by Ann McMillin (224 pages)
10. Lost and Found Dogs, Cats, and Everyday Heroes at a Country Animal Shelter by Elizabeth Hess (225 pages)

15 Points
1. Where Do I Go? by Neta Jackson (352 pages) AND Do They Wear High Heels In Heaven? by Erica Orloff (320 pages)
2. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (414 pages)
3.Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (288 pages) and Act of God by Susan R. Sloan (544 pages)
4.Science 100 Scientists Who Changed the World by Jon Balchin (208 pages)
5. The Alchemist (197 pages) and Veronika Decides to Die A Novel of Redemption (240 pages) by Paulo Coelho.
6. The Cross-Country Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini (368 pages)
7. Football Hero by Tim Green (304 pages)
8. The Lady in Blue by Javier Sierra (342 pages) and The Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick (340 pages)
9. Home Safe A Novel by Elizabeth Berg (224 pages)
10.How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean (304 pages) AND Lifelines by C.J. Lyons

20 Point Tasks
1. TBA
2. TBA
3. TBA

25 Point Tasks
1.The Market by J.M. Steele (328 pages)
2.The Book of Illusions A Novel by Paul Auster (288 pages) AND The Blindfold A Novel by Siri Hustvedt (221 pages)
3. Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger (304 pages)
4. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (489 pages)


message 50: by Rebecca NJ (last edited Nov 17, 2009 02:56PM) (new)

Rebecca NJ (NJReader) | 369 comments I have a plan! We'll see how much gets changed this time, especially with 5 books with more than 500 pages. But, I need to make room on my shelf and why not tackle the larger ones first :)

5.1: Son of a Witch: A Novel – Gregory Maguire
5.2: Candy Apple Red – Nancy Bush 09/21
5.3: 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear – Walter Moers
5.4: Somebody Else's Daughter – Elizabeth Brundage 10/26
5.5: Charlotte's Web – E.B. White 11/14
5.6: The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil – George Saunders 09/17
5.7: Knit the Season – Kate Jacobs 11/15
5.8: The Right Address: A Novel – Carrie Karasyov, Jill Kargman
5.9: The Story Sisters – Alice Hoffman 10/11
5.10: The Time Traveler's Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

10.1: The Member of the Wedding – Carson McCullers 11/13
10.2: Go Ask Alice – Anonymous 09/13
10.3: The Berenstain Bears Go To School – Stan and Jan Berenstain 09/01 AND Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss 09/01 AND Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs – Judi Barrett 09/01 AND Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak 09/01
10.4: Grave Secrets – Kathy Reichs
10.5: The Swarm: A Novel – Frank Schatzing
10.6: Reservation Blues – Sherman Alexie
10.7: Watchmen – Alan Moore 11/09
10.8: The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
10.9: Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier
10.10: Talk, Dark & Dead – Tate Hallaway 10/03

15.1: Patty Jane’s House of Curl – Lorna Landvik (PB, 304 pages) AND Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own – Doreen Orion
15.2: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Susanna Clark
15.3: The Lace Makers of Glenmara – Heather Barbieri 10/22 AND A Catered Halloween (Mystery with Recipes, Book 5) – Isis Crawford 09/26
15.4: Fragment – Warren Fahy
15.5: Twilight Watch – Sergei Lukyanenko AND The Last Watch – Sergei Lukyanenko
15.6: The Lacemaker and the Princess – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 09/02
15.7: The Family Man – Elinor Lipman 09/22
15.8: Day Watch – Sergei Lukyanenko AND The Coroner's Lunch – Colin Cotterill
15.9: Heaven Comes Home – Nikki Holiday
15.10: Reading Lolita in Tehran – Azar Nafisi 10/09 AND The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane – Katherine Howe 11/02

20.1: Shadows of Lancaster County – Mindy Starns Clark
20.2: The Borrowed and Blue Murders 10/23 AND Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl – Susan McCorkindale 09/07 AND Dune Road – Jane Green 09/08
20.3: Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously – Julie Powell

25.1: Red Rover – Susan Stewart 09/08 AND Dead Sexy – Tate Hallaway 10/07
25.2: The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath 10/27 AND Waxworks – Frieda Hughes 09/16
25.3: As Sure As the Sun – Anna McPartlin
25.4: Night Watch – Sergei Lukyanenko
25.5: The Prophecy of the Stones – Flavia Bujor
25.6: President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman - William Lee Miller
25.7: Frenemies – Megan Crane 11/16 AND Mind Scrambler - Chris Grabenstein 10/08 AND The Finishing Touches – Hester Brown 09/24
25.8: Hannah’s Dream – Diane Hammond AND 101 Reykjavik – Hallgrimur Helgason AND The Penny Pincher’s Club – Sarah Strohmeyer 09/07
25.9: Food Matters – Mark Mittman 10/12 AND Two Rivers – T. Greenwood
25.10: Where There's a Witch - Madelyn Alt 09/29

30.1: Hoot – Carl Hiaasen 09/12 AND Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story – Carolyn Turgeon 09/29

50: A Natural History of the Senses - Diane Ackerman AND Good Grief - Lolly Winston 11/04 AND Engaging Men – Lynda Curnyn 10/17


(Read 34 books total 10/28 - not counting unfinished tasks in ticker)

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