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message 1: by Cynthia, The SCM (last edited May 31, 2010 09:01PM) (new)

Cynthia (PandoraPhoebesMom) | 1378 comments Mod
This is where you will need to post information about completed tasks - updates to the readerboard will be based on what is posted HERE AND ONLY HERE.
The things that must be included in your post are: A. The title/author of the book (or a link to that book).
B. What task it is for (either a description of the task or the number associated with the tasks (exe. 5 point task number 3).
C. Also if the task involves an activity (a required review or watching a related film) details of that activity MUST also be posted.
D. If it is written by a good reads author or you wish to use it as an entry in the big book contest you must also indicate this in your post. (See the rules for further information about this)

How you choose to post that information and and other details you want to include is up to you.


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Cynthia (PandoraPhoebesMom) | 1378 comments Mod
Let the challenge begin!


Cassandra I finished task 10.4 with The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. It was 224 pages long, and I rolled 215.

Points- 10


message 4: by Erin (NY) (last edited Jun 01, 2010 06:55PM) (new)

Erin (NY) (erin_p) | 481 comments Just finished my first book of the challenge!

10.2 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Tasks in Progress: 0
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 563

This book is 500+ pages, so I am claiming a big book ticket.


Barbara VA (BarbaraVA) I like to start at the beginning and then move around. So, I completed 5.1 Heat Wave by reading Heat by Bill Buford.

I love Kitchen memoirs (I have at least 2 more in my Summer stash!) Buford writes of New York City, Mario Batali, Italy, Pasta and Catharine d'Medici. What more could I ask for?

Tasks Completed - 1
Books Read - 1
Pages Read - 315
Total Points - 5





message 6: by Ellen (last edited Jun 04, 2010 04:31PM) (new)

Ellen  (MissEllen82) | 120 comments 10.1 - Stormy Weather read Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson -- Storm name Lisa
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 424
Tasks Completed: 1
Tasks in Progress: 1




Rhiannon | 176 comments 5 POINT TASKS
1. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
2. Eclipse by Stephine Meyer
3. Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1) by Megan McCafferty
4. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling
6. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
7. Up in the Air by Walter Kirn
8. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
9. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
10. One for the money by Janet Evanovich

10 POINT TASKS
1. Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez 6/1/10
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson
3. The Host By Stephine Meyer
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland (Translator) (rolled a 465)
5. True Believer by Nicholas Sparks
6. Rainbow High by Alex Sanchez
7. The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson
8. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
9. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
10. Death By Biniki by Linda Gerber

15 POINT TASKS
1. Cyrano de Bergerac (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)by Edmond Rostand and Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
2. Ghost Stories of Minnesota (Ghost Stories of) by Gina Teel and Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15) by Janet Evanovich
3. Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell
4. Salem's Lot by Stephen King and Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (A Psychic Eye Mystery, #1) by Victoria Laurie
5. Carrie by Spehen King and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Blindness by José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (Translator) and Breaking Dawn by Stephine Meyer
7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
8. Twilight (The Mediator, #6) by Meg Cabot and Twilight by William Gay
9. A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans
10. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

20 POINT TASKS
1.
2.
3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

25 POINT TASKS
1. Killing Floor (Jack Reacher Series, #1) by Lee Child and Look Again by Lisa Scottoline Look Again
2. When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You, #1) by Meg Cabot and It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy by Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
3. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and Anonymous Celebrity (Latin American Literature) by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, Nelson Vieira (Translator)
4. Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown and The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
5.Down the Rabbit Hole (An Echo Falls Mystery, #1) by Peter Abrahams and The Bachelor (Chandler Brothers, #1) by Carly Phillips
6. Backstreet Boys: The Official Book by Andre Csillag, The Backstreet Boys
7. A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain and Cooking Up Murder (A Cooking Class Mystery, #1) by Miranda Bliss
8. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
9. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
10.Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris and Chocolat by Joanne Harris

30 POINT TASKS
1.Body Art by Kym Menzies and Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld
2. Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
3. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith and Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah's Book Club) by Jacquelyn Mitchard
4.Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1) by Patricia Cornwell and Beat the Reaper: A Novel by Josh Bazell
5. Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke and Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

50 POINT TASK


272/24295 Pages Read
10/950 Total Points
1/64 Books Completed






Jen B (jennybee618) I actually get to claim points on the first day!

5.2 Blockbuster Books
I read The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan, which relates to Prince of Persia - a prince and princess teaming up to save the world from an evil god. Probably not an Oscar-winner, but seems like a good popcorn movie...and I can't say I object to two hours of a shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal. :)

Total Points: 5
Books Read: 1


Cindy AL (cangelmd) | 617 comments Jen B, I saw Prince of Persia this weekend, and while it won't win any Oscars, it was better than I actually expected. Unfortunately, the completely shirtless shots of Jake Gyllenhaal were many less than expected, :(. Lots of good close ups though.


message 10: by Leigh Ann - Silver Wings Reviews (last edited Jun 01, 2010 07:33AM) (new)

Leigh Ann - Silver Wings Reviews (LeighAnnFlyingonSilverWings) 5.9 - Get Caught Reading ~ Spirit Bound read part of it on the beach (ah, relaxation!) and the rest of it at the park while the kids played.

25.6 - Ashley FL'S Task - "Summer Lovin" ~ Summer of '69
Summer of '69 has always been one of my favorite songs so I did a search and found this book free for Kindle. It was terrible. Luckily I was able to read it in a few hours. 0*


message 11: by Aleksandra (last edited Jun 01, 2010 07:57AM) (new)

Aleksandra (AleksandraKonwa) | 620 comments First challenge, first book
5.6 The Queen's Fool so only 5 points and 488 pages :)


Sam (archie_leach) | 275 comments Hey everyone, I just wanted to put in a plug for the summer edition of Reading with Style.

If you haven't checked out our little corner of the group yet, scroll down on the main page until you find "Reading with Style."

We hope some of you will join the competition!


Nicole | 608 comments I am so jealous. I am halfway through one book and 60 pages into another (they are for Donna Jo's task) but I am way too busy grading the last projects for the school year to finish right now!

BOO!


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Angie  Stevenson (tikkledpink) | 38 comments 15.3 - Books and Blogs
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
-blogged at http://urlPass.com/4wad

I would've given this book 1 star until I read the author's note at the end of the book. Apparently this book is a historical fiction. Who would've thought that the Alice from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass was a real person who inspired the story! Kind of cool, eh? So now I give it 2 stars... although interesting that she was real, her life wasn't really that interesting.

Total Points: 15
Task Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 345


message 15: by Allie (last edited Jun 01, 2010 08:12AM) (new)

Allie (TubeofAIM) | 37 comments 15.10 - "We start and end with Family"
A.)Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
B.) I love my family because they are really fun to be with and I know I can always count on them :-)

Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1 (My very first task!)
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 311


Sera 20.10 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Loved it, loved it, loved it.

Total Points: 20


Elizabeth (Alaska) Sam wrote: "Hey everyone, I just wanted to put in a plug for the summer edition of Reading with Style.

If you haven't checked out our little corner of the group yet, scroll down on the main page until you ..."


May I second that? And now that there are some tasks reading older books on THIS challenge, you'll get extra credit for them over there.


Liz Wow! You guys read so quickly!


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15.3 Blog = http://books4breakfast.blogspot.com/search/label/5
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun shows the personal impact of Nigerian independence from the British and of Biafra's attempt to be independent from Nigeria. Well written, with people to care about ... but distant emotionally.

15 points


Wendy | 588 comments 10.2 - "The (Fill In The Blank) Who..."
For this task find and read a book whose title follows the formula "The (insert noun here) Who (insert verb here)...". (EXAMPLE: The Man Who Ate the 747).
The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Braun
10 points


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15.9 Know Self
Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman

Title character is like me in listening and focusing so intently on trying to understand deeper mysteries that she is oblivious to important things happening around her.

30 points


message 24: by Alicia (Lav) (last edited Jun 01, 2010 11:43AM) (new)

Alicia (Lav) 5.6 Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter


Sandra (Sandra72) | 462 comments 10.1 Stormy Weather (Richard)
The Christmas List: A Novel by Richard Paul Evans

Total points: 15


Belinda (BindyB) | 253 comments Sera wrote: "20.10 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Loved it, loved it, loved it.

Total Points: 20"


I'm finishing it now, it is amazing!


Matthew | 83 comments 20.10 - Group Reads

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Absolutely loved it, and I think I'll try and fit the sequels in later!

Totals:
Total Points: 20.00
Total Books: 1.00
Total Tasks: 1.00
Total Pages: 384.00


Belinda (BindyB) | 253 comments Matthew wrote: "20.10 - Group Reads

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Absolutely loved it, and I think I'll try and fit the sequels in later!

Totals:
Total Points: 20.0..."


I know....I already scheduled Catching Fire for 5.1!


Alicia (Lav) 5.10 Multiple Choice by Janet Tashijan


Sera Belinda wrote: "Sera wrote: "20.10 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Loved it, loved it, loved it.

Total Points: 20"

I'm finishing it now, it is amazing!"


So glad to hear that you enjoyed; I'm off to Catching Fire next :)


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Jennifer  (jml_417) | 324 comments 5.4 - Lesser Known Awards - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Some of the awards that I'd never heard of before that the book won, or was nominated for, include the Locus Award 2009, Cyblis Award 2008 and Audie Nominee 2009 (all three are from the link Cynthia provided)

Neil Gaiman is a Goodreads author





Ms Anderson (Ms_Anderson) | 1281 comments Hi, everyone! I'm going to relax with this challenge, at least until the end of June--lots of birthdays means I need to make lots of birthday presents! But I couldn't resist reading in bed today, so...

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30.5: Virtual Block Party
A Mango-Shaped Space (book with food in the title) and Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies (book with recipes)

To the party, I'm going to bring tasty chilled fruit, including sliced mangoes! There's nothing like cold fruit to battle the mugginess of summer, at least in my opinion. I'd love to prepare one of the recipes from Like Water for Chocolate, but I'm just learning how to cook, so I doubt anyone would want to EAT whatever I made!

Total: 30 points


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Belinda (BindyB) | 253 comments 20.10 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins





I have also posted a comment in the discussion thread.


message 35: by Alicia (Lav) (last edited Jun 01, 2010 09:08PM) (new)

Alicia (Lav) 5.2 The Doll People by Ann Martin (Toy Story 3)




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ColleenPA | 84 comments 20.10 I read The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie. My first ever book in this Challenge! I really enjoyed this read -- it was especially interesting to see Christie's view of the media and their influence on the solution of a murder case, even in 1936.

I have included a comment on the book in the Group reads section.

Total books: 1
Total tasks: 1
Total pages: 256





night music -- bring on the clowns ♫ (pjreads)


5.10 Reading a Book Over and Over Again
Hellspark by Janet Kagan

No idea how many times I've read this book (probably 20 or so) -- love it every time!

60 points


Wendy | 588 comments 10.6 - Stand Up For Your Rights
On August 6, 1965 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law a significant events in the civil rights movement. In honor of this event let's read...A book (fiction or non-fiction) where someone faces discrimination (racial, gender, religious, age, sexual orientation etc.). (EXAMPLE: Shanghai Girls)
The Thing Around Your Neck by Adichie
10 points
20 total


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L | 79 comments 10.5 If you can't go to the beach...bring the beach to you
read:Life's a beach by Claire Cook
Life's a Beach


Alicia (aliciaftw) 15.3 - Books and Blogs

The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen.
http://books4breakfast.blogspot.com/

This book was great, I recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.


Total Points – 15
Total Tasks Completed – 1
Total Books Read – 1
Total Pages Read – 400


message 42: by Kiri (last edited Jun 01, 2010 06:35PM) (new)

Kiri | 121 comments Task 5.4 (5 points)
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems Caldecott Honor (2004) [40pp:]
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans Caldecott Honor (1940) [64pp:]
and last but CERTAINLY not least... :D
Frederick by Leo Lionni Caldecott Honor(1968) [36pp:]

I'd like to mention that all of these are delightful. I terribly enjoyed Leo Lionni's work as a child, as I did the Madeline books. If you haven't seen these take a look, if you have go take a walk down memory lane - with or without your kids/grandkids. =)

(p.s. don't let the pigeon drive the bus!!! ;) )


message 43: by Erin (NY) (last edited Jun 01, 2010 06:55PM) (new)

Erin (NY) (erin_p) | 481 comments Another one down! Task 5.2 The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell. Sex and the City 2 has just come out and this is the story of Carrie when she was in HS.

Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 2
Tasks in Progress: 0
Books Read: 2
Pages Read: 952


Kristi (Passion for the Page) (PassionforthePage) | 4764 comments Mod
This is my first challenge and I'm already having fun. I've been making lists for a week and the only thing I like doing better than reading is making book lists ;o). Tonight I finished my first task:

15.3 - Books and Blogs

I read All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris for this task. SuziQOregon, of the blog Wimpulsive (http://www.whimpulsive.net/2010/05/al...), is also working her way through this series. We have very similar taste in books and I often look to Wimpulsive when I want to round out my TBR list (and it's very round ;o)).

In this installment of the series, Sookie travels far from home to attend the Vampire Convention at the request of Louisiana's Queen. Of course, things are not as simple as they seem and Sookie gets into all kinds of trouble. The result is a fast-paced, fun read.

I'm really enjoying this series and have managed to cram the rest of the books into the summer challenge ;o).

Points for this task: 15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Books by Goodreads authors: 0
Big Books: 0 (500+), 0 (750+), 0 (1000+)





Tami W | 188 comments My first task completed.
5.9 Get Caught reading - at the park and later at Starbucks while waiting on a friend.

Points for this task: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 2 (working to complete 25.9)


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Brenda | 66 comments Yeah! I get to post on the first day. I had Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War picked for the last challenge, but never got to it (the Mayflower Compact was signed on my birthday) so I can use it now for:
5.7 - book with a mode of transportation on the cover

5 points done - a whole bunch yet to go


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20.10 Group Read and post in thread
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

80 points


Rhiannon | 176 comments 5 POINT TASKS
1. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
2. Eclipse by Stephine Meyer
3. Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1) by Megan McCafferty
4. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling
6. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
7. Up in the Air by Walter Kirn
8. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
9. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
10. One for the money by Janet Evanovich

10 POINT TASKS
1. Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez 6/1/10
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson
3. The Host By Stephine Meyer
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland (Translator) (rolled a 465)
5. True Believer by Nicholas Sparks
6. Rainbow High by Alex Sanchez 6/2/10
7. The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson
8. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
9. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
10. Death By Biniki by Linda Gerber

15 POINT TASKS
1. Cyrano de Bergerac (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)by Edmond Rostand and Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
2. Ghost Stories of Minnesota (Ghost Stories of) by Gina Teel and Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15) by Janet Evanovich
3. Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell
4. Salem's Lot by Stephen King and Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (A Psychic Eye Mystery, #1) by Victoria Laurie
5. Carrie by Spehen King and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Blindness by José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (Translator) and Breaking Dawn by Stephine Meyer
7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
8. Twilight (The Mediator, #6) by Meg Cabot and Twilight by William Gay
9. A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans
10. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

20 POINT TASKS
1.
2.
3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
4.
5.
6.
7. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
8. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
9.
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

25 POINT TASKS
1. Killing Floor (Jack Reacher Series, #1) by Lee Child and Look Again by Lisa Scottoline Look Again
2. When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You, #1) by Meg Cabot and It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy by Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
3. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and Anonymous Celebrity (Latin American Literature) by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, Nelson Vieira (Translator)
4. Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown and The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
5.Down the Rabbit Hole (An Echo Falls Mystery, #1) by Peter Abrahams and The Bachelor (Chandler Brothers, #1) by Carly Phillips
6. Backstreet Boys: The Official Book by Andre Csillag, The Backstreet Boys
7. A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain and Cooking Up Murder (A Cooking Class Mystery, #1) by Miranda Bliss
8. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
9. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
10.Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris and Chocolat by Joanne Harris

30 POINT TASKS
1.Body Art by Kym Menzies and Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld
2. Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
3. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith and Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah's Book Club) by Jacquelyn Mitchard
4.Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1) by Patricia Cornwell and Beat the Reaper: A Novel by Josh Bazell
5. Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke and Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

50 POINT TASK


544/24663 Pages Read
20/950 Total Points
2/64 Books Completed






Leigh Ann - Silver Wings Reviews (LeighAnnFlyingonSilverWings) 5.1 - Heat Wave ~ Burned

Since I stayed up until 1:30 a.m. finishing this book I figured I might as well go ahead and claim the points! :) It started out really slow, and dragged through most of the book, but the end was really good. Hence my late night...erm, morning. Now for some sleep!


Kim | 166 comments 10.9- Visions in White- Nora Roberts.
We bought a slr camera at christmas and want to learn all about the different functions it has- so this was a perfect book for this challenge.
It is part of a series of friends who run a wedding planning company. It follows each of them in turn. The first book follows the photographer.


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