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message 351: by Kate (new)

Kate Prentice Kate.x.

15.7 Solve the Mystery - Someone broke in and knocked the poor librarian over!! I read The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle, listed as number three in the best crime books, which I completely agree with, a great book. I loved it.

Total Points = 30


message 352: by Liz (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) Liz Vegas

20.4 The Plot Thickens

Requiem for a Dream- Hubert Selby Jr.

I love watching gritty drug movies.

Total Challenge points: 30


message 353: by Cindy LooHoo (new)

Cindy LooHoo | 59 comments 5.5 Take Me out to the Ballgame
Blockade Billy by Stephen King.

It's about a baseball player and his team.

Total points: 20


message 354: by Stacy (new)

Stacy (StacyCT) | 116 comments Readerboard Name: StacyCT

10.5 The First Estate
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

I'm claiming a Big Book Ticket for this book (543 pages).

Task Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 3
Total Points Earned: 30
Total Books Read: 3
Pages Read: 1222
Good Read Authors:
Big Book Tickets: 500+(1), 750+(), 1000+()


message 355: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (morganalefay3) 5.6 A Well-Timed Enchantment by Vivian Vande Velde

Total Points: 10!


message 356: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 11219 comments Mod
Dlmrose

5.5 Take Me Out to the Ball Game- "Hit"

Hit Man by Lawrence Block

5.7 Circle of Life

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells born Sept. 21, 1866

10.1 Shorter Days

At Large and At Small: Familiar Essays by Anne Fadiman

15.8 Is That an Eye?

Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s by David S. Rubin

Total: 65


message 357: by chucklesthescot (new)

chucklesthescot 5.2 The Play Must Go On

Shakespere's Historical Play of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare

review:Hmmm,found this really boring and the conversations incomprehensible at times despite loving to read Tudor related books.I had difficulty following what was happening.Not a patch on Hamlet! This isn't the exact edition I read but it is close in page numbers so I selected it.

Points this task:5
Total Points:45
Tasks Completed:6
Books Read:6
Total Goodreads Authors:1
Total Big Book Tickets:0





message 358: by Christy (new)

Christy (miss_c_3) | 29 comments 10.6 - In the Pink: Read a book with a pink cover.

Brighter Than the Sun
Brighter Than the Sun (Everything, #2) by Julia Quinn


Points this task: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Total Points: 10


message 359: by Cait (new)

Cait (caitertot) | 653 comments Task 5.9 Comfort Read: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen ★★★★ 562pp

Jonathan Franzen is a comfort read to me thanks to his previous book The Corrections, which is one of my favorites. I love epic family sagas. I'm pretty confident when I pick up a Franzen (or John Irving, same situation) novel that I will A.) get completely caught up in the story, and B.) love it in the end. This held true for Freedom, I just hope that I don't have to wait another 10 years for his next book.

I am claiming a Big Book ticket.

Total Points: 15/990
Tasks Completed: 2/53
Total Pages: 1,342
Total Books: 3
GR Authors: 0
Big Book: 500+ (1)



message 360: by Fran (new)

Fran | 735 comments 10.1- Shorter Days
I read Bad Boys Ahoy! by Sylvia Day. This book is a collection of 3 short stories that have characters loosely intertwined.

*Sylvia Day is a Goodreads Author*



Points for this task-10
Total Points- 50
Books Read- 5
Goodreads Authors-4
Total Pages Read- 1647


message 361: by Sue T (new)

Sue T (SueTinge) | 1269 comments 5.3 T.H.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G

Undone by Karin Slaughter

Points this task: 5
Total Points: 45
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 5
GoodReads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 362: by Nicki (new)

Nicki (luluminstrel) | 285 comments 10.6 In The Pink
The Duke And I by Julia Quinn
A fun, very good regency romance
The Duke And I (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn

20.8 Nancy’s Task – Pirate Talk
The Warrior's Princess by Barbara Erskine
Arr, and a mighty fine read this be too...

*Julia Quinn is a Goodreads author*
* Please may I have a Big Book ticket for The Warrior's Princess (560pp)*

Total points: 70
Big Book tickets: 3 (1 x 500+, 1 x 750+)
Goodread authors: 1

Tasks completed: 4
Books read: 4
Pages read: 2118


message 363: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1898 comments 5.4 - I'm Glad My Mother Didn't Name Me...
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

My mom's bff was named Muriel so I'm glad she didn't name me such an old fashioned sounding name. Plus I'm VERY glad she didn't name me after herself (Mildred).

25.3 - Sandy’s Task As Suggested by Katy: Daylight Savings

C. Short Book One False Note by Gordon Korman 174 pages

D. Dark/Depressing Books Lucky by Alice Sebold

I knew going in that Lucky would be a tough book to read when I realized it was an accounting of Alice Sebold's being raped while a student at Syracuse but it was even worse in the audio version because it was narrated by the author. This was probably the most depressing book I have EVER read. The title refers to so many people telling her how "lucky" she was to have survived.

30.2 - Sheila's task: INS & OUTS

A. Exterior: The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver

B. Interior The Body in the Basement by Katherine Hall Page

Total Points = 160 Points



message 364: by Meera (last edited Oct 11, 2010 11:55AM) (new)

Meera MG

5.2 - The Play Must Go On
Antigone

25.3 - Sandy’s Task As Suggested by Katy: Daylight Savings

C. Of Mice and Men, 118 pages changing this to The Haunting of Hill House, 246 pages

D. Night was very depressing since it’s all about how human beings can do horrifying things to each other.

Points This Task: 30
Total Points: 100
Tasks Completed: 6
Books Read: 8
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Pages Read: 2306


message 365: by StangGirl (new)

StangGirl Girl | 5 comments StangGirl :)

Task # 15.7 - Solve the Mystery - (A) She fell from the ladder and Grabbed a Classic!

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Loved it!

Challenges Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Total Points: 15




message 366: by Emily S. (last edited Sep 10, 2010 10:47AM) (new)

Emily S. (esondie) | 406 comments Emily ID

10.6 - In the Pink - On the Way to the Wedding (Bridgertons, #8) by Julia Quinn by Julia Quinn

Total completed: 11
Total points: 100
Total books: 11
Total pages: 4099


message 367: by southpaw285 (last edited Sep 10, 2010 12:11PM) (new)

southpaw285 Southpaw285

Completed Task #10.10 - Group Hug (09/10/10)

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

This is the September group read for Book Addicts

Points: 10
GR Author:0
Big Books: 0
Total Points: 10

Total Challenge Points as of 09/10/10 = 40


message 368: by Emu (new)

Emu | 28 comments Emu

20.4 The plot line thickens: Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjöwall.

(Police-who-dunnit-plot)

Total points: 20


message 369: by Diane (new)

Diane | 611 comments DIANE

20.5 Liz Vegas’s Task - OPRAH'S ON! Read ONE BOOK that was published in 1986 or 1987:
Don't Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From The Heart: The Story of Elvia Alvarado by Elvia Alvarado and Medea Benjamin.
It was first published in 1987.

Total Points: 75
Tasks Completed: 7
Tasks in Progress: 4
Books Read: 9
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

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message 370: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 211 comments 25.1 - Wendy MA's Task - And the Story Continues...
September, October, and November are the 9th, 10th and 11th months of the year. For this task, read two books (totaling to at least 400 pages) that are either the ninth, tenth, or eleventh books in a series. For example in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child- One Shot is number 9, The Hard Way is number 10, and Bad Luck and Trouble is number 11. In the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris Dead and Gone is 9, Touch of Dead is 10, and Dead in the Family is 11. You do not have to read the same author for both books. Enjoy!!

To the Nines Finished 9/7/10
and
Ten Big Ones Finished 9/8/10

Total Point Earned: 90/890
Total Pages Read: 2178/23366
Total Books Read: 9/65
Good Read Authours:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()





message 371: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments wendyma 5.4 - I'm Glad My Mother Didn't Name Me...
Read a book written by an author OR one with a main character that has a name you're sooooo glad is not yours. (NOTE: The author or main character must share your gender. In other words, no A Boy Named Sue situations). (EXAMPLE: Fannie Flagg -- Love her books, but sooooo glad my name's not Fannie).
Alice in Jeopardy by McBain
5 points
40 total


message 372: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments wendyma
25.1 - Wendy MA's Task - And the Story Continues...
September, October, and November are the 9th, 10th and 11th months of the year. For this task, read two books (totaling to at least 400 pages) that are either the ninth, tenth, or eleventh books in a series. For example in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child- One Shot is number 9, The Hard Way is number 10, and Bad Luck and Trouble is number 11. In the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris Dead and Gone is 9, Touch of Dead is 10, and Dead in the Family is 11. Books may be read in series order or by publication date. You do not have to read the same author for both books. Enjoy!!
The Cat Who Saw a Ghost by Braun (9)
Two Dollar Bill by Woods (Stone Barrington -11)
25
total 65


message 373: by Jennifer (last edited Sep 10, 2010 02:00PM) (new)

Jennifer  (jml_417) Jennifer L.

5.2 – The Play Must Go On – A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen(108 pgs)

20.10 – Group Read – Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - my comment is posted in the discussion thread (post #62)


25.3 – Daylight Savings

Part A - Historical Fiction -
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett which takes place between 1135 and 1174 (973 pages)
Part C - Shorter Days, Short Book (100-300 pages) - The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (224 pages)

Claiming Big Book Tickets (750 pages+) for The Pillars of the Earth which was 973 pages.


TOTAL CHALLENGE POINTS = 50


message 374: by CathyNJ (new)

CathyNJ Truppo | 68 comments CathyNJ -
Just completed Task 5.3 - Thanksgiving - NK
I read The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, by Nicole Krause.

5 Points





message 375: by Janet (new)

Janet Berkman (jannie_b) 5.9 - Comfort Task

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld.

This was a comfort task because I loved Sittenfeld's later work, American Wife, and wanted to read something else by her.

Total pages in book(s): 420

Total Challenges Completed: 3
Total Books Read: 3
Total Pages Read: 894
Total Points: 20


message 376: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 9706 comments Mod
20.2 Karen GHHS’s Task (Rookie on Top) – Music Tells the Story

It's hard to pick a favorite musical, but one of my favorites is Rent - so I read
Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, a memoir by Anthony Rapp (Mark).

Total points: 50


message 377: by Nancy (new)

Nancy | 143 comments 15.2 - RECOMMENDED BOOKS

I read Birthmarked which was # 171 on the list. I voted for City of Thieves which was my last 5 star book that I read for the Summer Challenge.

New Points: 15
Total Points: 15





message 378: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments Repost
wendy ma
I posted on mockingjay w/ spoilers

20.10 Group Reads -
Read one of the following Group Read Selections and make at least one post in the discussion thread.
A. Recent TBR Additions -Little Bee
NOTE: This book was published under the titleThe Other Hand in the UK.
B. Most Wanted of 2010 - Mockingjay
C. Suspense - The Passage
Mockingjay by Collins
“She finally figures it out- all government is corrupt. The absolute government is absolutely corrupt
20 points
total 65


message 379: by Kate (new)

Kate Prentice Kate.x.

15.9 Coin Collector

I fliped two "Do it's" so I read Charlaine Harris "All Together Dead" which has 323 pages, of good action in my opinion.

Total Points = 45


message 380: by Susan (last edited Sep 10, 2010 07:30PM) (new)

Susan Storz | 441 comments 25.4 Lisa MD's Regularly Scheduled Program

I rolled a 1 and and 3.

For #1 my task was "Hawaii 5-0". I read House of Many Gods: A Novel by Kiana Davenport. It takes place in Hawaii.

My #3 task was "My 3 Sons" I read Henry's Sisters by Cathy Lamb (A GoodReads Author).


Total Points: 30
Total Tasks: 2
Total Pages: 1242
Total Books Read: 3
Total GoodReads Authors: 2


message 381: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments wendyma

30.1- pjreads's task as suggested by Jen B: IT'S IN THE CARDS
Go to: Card Generator
And use the random card generator to narrow down your TWO books for this task. (You may make up to 4 draws, but you only need to read two books.)

If your card is a(n):
ODD NUMBER (3, 5, 7, 9): Your book must have been published in a year ending in an ODD number (1999, 2001, 2003, etc)
EVEN NUMBER (2, 4, 6, 8, 10): Your book must have been published in a year ending in an EVEN number (2000, 2002, 2004, etc)
ACE: Your book must be the first in a series
JACK: Your book must be written by a man
QUEEN: Your book must be written by a woman
KING: Your book must be set in/about/by an author from a country that is ruled by a king or a queen (ie: Britain, Spain, Sweden, etc.) Here's a helpful list: Countries Required: Tell us the country when you post.

If your card is a:
SPADE: Your book must be a classic (published in 1960 or earlier)
DIAMOND: Your book must have at some point been on a bestseller list Required: Tell us what list when you post- providing a link is helpful.
CLUB: Your book must be by a Goodreads Author
HEART: Your book must have been published since Jan 1, 2000.

Examples:
* If I drew the Queen of Hearts, I’d have to read a book written by a woman that has been published since Jan 1, 2000.

Required: Tell us what cards you drew
The Spellman Files by Lutz 9 of hearts (2007)
Storm Prey by Sandford 10 of hearts (2010)
30 points
total 95


message 382: by Wendy (new)

Wendy | 588 comments wendyma
5.7 - Circle of Life
Read any book by an author that was born or died in September, October, or November. (EXAMPLES: Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne Tyler, Agatha Christie, Neil Gaiman)
Robert Cormier died in November 2000
Frenchtown Summer by Cormier
5 points
100 points total


message 383: by PDXReader (new)

PDXReader Task 20.3: Feminist Literature. Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende. From Wikipedia: "Major themes are historical descriptions of two wars and the role of a woman in Chile. The novel has many feminist reflections, thoughts that Isabel Allende herself has accepted she shares. Paulina del Valle is seen as the ultimate feminist, a woman who rules in a world of men."

Task points: 20
Challenge total: 35


message 384: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 70 comments Readerboard: Lauren Marie

25.1 And the Story Continues - A. and B.

I read Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9) by Charlaine Harris which is book 9 (289 pages) and Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10) by Charlaine Harris which is book 10 by Charlaine Harris(311 pages). This gives a total of 600 pages. I loved this series. It was a fun to read.

Total Challenges Completed: 2
Total Books Read: 3
Total Points: 40


message 385: by Christy (new)

Christy Suppes | 13 comments 5.3 Authors with initials in T.H.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (K.S.)

LOVED this book. And I also love Thanksgiving. :)


message 386: by Kimi (new)

Kimi (kimifly) | 101 comments 15.10 - SECOND CHANCES

A) The Gunslinger by Stephen King
This book also works for the task 5.7 Circle Of Life (Stephen King is born in September)

B) Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
(From the category Most Wanted of 2010)

* Cassandra Clare is a GoodReads author *



Points This Task: 15
Total Points: 45
Tasks Completed: 3
Books Read: 5
GoodReads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Pages Read: 1115


message 387: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (morganalefay3) Re-posting

Morgan P

5.4 The Grand Finale
The main character's name is Lingonberry Knudsen

5.6 A Well-Timed Enchantment


message 388: by Potjy (new)

Potjy | 50 comments 5.2 - The Play Must Go On: Read a play (minimum 70 pages)
Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde

My edition is a Project Gutenberg download, but most editions in Goodreads are listed as 100+ pages.

I always love Oscar Wilde. And while I still prefer The Woman of No Importance, I can see straight away why this one was an instant hit.


20.5 Liz Vegas’s Task (Bigger is Better) - read a book published in 1986 – 1987
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (published in 1986)

This book is totally awesome!

Total Points: 25
Total Tasks: 2
Total Books: 2
Total Pages: 487




message 389: by chucklesthescot (new)

chucklesthescot Task 25.3 Daylight Savings

a)historical fiction-The Tudor Wife by Brandy Purdy

c)short book-Anne Boleyn and Me by Alison Prince. This book contains 247 pages.

Points this task:25
Points Total:70
Tasks Completed:7
Books Read:8
Total Goodreads Authors:1
Total Big Book Tickets:0





message 390: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1898 comments 10.5 THE FIRST ESTATE
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

Total Points = 170 Points



message 391: by Fran (new)

Fran | 735 comments 5.4- Bad Name
I read Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta. The heroines name is Milagro. That is a name I am glad I don't have.



Points for this task-5
Total Points- 55
Books Read- 6
Goodreads Authors-4
Total Pages Read- 1961


message 392: by Allie (new)

Allie (TubeofAIM) | 37 comments Task 30.4 Mysteries and Animals

A. The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun (Koko the cat plays a large role in helping Jim Qwilleran solve the crimes)

B. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Mystery with a non dog/cat animal in the title)

Task Points = 30
Grand Total = 65


message 393: by Diane (new)

Diane | 611 comments DIANE

5.4 - I'm Glad My Mother Didn't Name Me...Read a book written by an author OR one with a main character that has a name you're sooooo glad is not yours:
Echoes of the White Giraffe by Sook Nyul Choi.
One of the main characters is named Inchun.

Total Points: 80
Tasks Completed: 8
Tasks in Progress: 4
Books Read: 10
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

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message 394: by Paul (new)

Paul | 118 comments Task: 5.7 - Circle of Life

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) according to WikiPedia

I read Blockade Billy Blockade Billy by Stephen King by Stephen King.

Good book, although I didn't care for the ending.

Total pages in book: 112

Overall:
Total Challenges Completed: 2
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 352
Total Points: 15


message 395: by Judith (last edited Sep 11, 2010 09:05AM) (new)

Judith | 47 comments Judith NY

15.6 One Hit Wonders
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Points this task - 15
Tasks Completed - 1
Total Points for Challenge - 15


message 396: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1124 comments 15.2 – RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Big Book Ticket, 541 Pages

I voted for The Hunger Games and The Book Thief and I added Catching Fire during the summer challenge.

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 25


message 397: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Hodges Young | 260 comments Jennifer KS

5.9 - Comfort Read

I read Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb

This is a comfort read to me because when I read them I know that friendship and love will always be a strong theme no matter that these books are murder mysteries set in the future. No matter how technological we become we will always need our friends and family.

Points this task 5
Total points 65
Tasks completed 5
Books read 6
Fantasy in Death (In Death, #30) by J.D. Robb


message 398: by Emily Kate (new)

Emily Kate Anderson | 68 comments Emily Kate

15.4 Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans by Jane Green
7 characters, not counting the subtitle of the 2nd book

20.2 Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Loved the book, but not quite as much as the play

20.7 Honolulu by Alan Brennert

20.8 Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married by Marian Keyes

Total: 220 points


message 399: by Sue T (new)

Sue T (SueTinge) | 1269 comments 30.8 Fall Back

From Sept. 2009

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

From Oct. 2000

Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher *504 page Big Book ticket*

Points this task: 30
Total Points: 75
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 7
GoodReads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+ (2), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 400: by Kate (new)

Kate Prentice Kate.x.

5.7 Circle of Life I read "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie who was born on the 15th September 1890.

Total points = 50


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