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message 101: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments 10.6 What Way to Make a Living
Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs by Andy Hillstrand, Johnathan Hillstrand and Malcolm MacPherson

+ 10 pts Task
+ 10 pts Combo (combo 20.8 Just the Facts (240 pgs), combo 10.4 One Hit Wonder (only book by either Andy or Jonathan Hillstrand)

Task total 20
Grand total 50


message 102: by Sam (new)

Sam (archie_leach) | 207 comments RtT - Constant Traveler
15.10 (1501-1550): The Prince - Machiavelli (1532)

+15
Task Total = 15

RwS
20.2 (Banned Book): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling (Lexile 980)

+20 Task
+10 Combo (20.1 "Deathly," 10.2 Stephenie Meyer Lit Map)
+5 Series (Harry Potter)
+10 Jumbo (759 pages)
Task Total = 45

20.6 (Multicultural): Monsieur Pain - Roberto Bolano (Chilean)

+20 Task
+10 LiT (Spanish)
Task Total = 30

New Points = 90
Grand Total = 110


message 103: by Jane from B.C. (new)

Jane from B.C. (Janethebookworm) | 62 comments Task 10.2 Literature Map - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
(I read The Help by Kathryn Stockett in August and Suzanne Collins was on the map : http://www.literature-map.com/kathryn... )

+10 Task
+5 Combo (10.3, B-Day 11/21)
+5 Series (Hunger Games #3)

No Lexile score for this YA book, but 1st book in the series scored: 810

Task Total: 20
Grand Total = 85


message 104: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 640 comments Krista wrote: "In Msg 82 -- Coralie wrote: "Task 10.1 Football Season?: The View from Docker’s Hill at Richmond near Melbourne by J. McMillan

+10 Task (the only book I could find with docker/dockers in title -..."


Thanks Krista.
I really messed up my post. Not only did I add up my totals wrong but I didn't even think that The View from Docker's Hill also fits 10.5 City Lights. Is it too late to claim 5 combo points?
Coralie


message 105: by Kiri (last edited Sep 11, 2010 06:19PM) (new)

Kiri | 18 comments Constant Traveler Ticket
15.4 (RTT 1801 - 1850) - A Woman of Thirty by Honoré de Balzac 195pp (1832)

15
+ 10 (style)
= 25

Total this post: 25
RWS Total: In question due to prior post


message 106: by Jennifer AM (last edited Sep 11, 2010 10:06PM) (new)

Jennifer AM | 5 comments Reading with Style
Task 10.2: Literature Map - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (from Lit. Map of Stephenie Meyer)

+10 Task
+5 Combo (10.3, Fall Birthday Nov. 21)
+5 Series (Hunger Games #3)
(as noted above this series has a high Lexile score even though this book isn't scored)
Task Total: 20
Grand Total: 20


message 107: by Jennifer AM (new)

Jennifer AM | 5 comments Reading with Style
Task 10.7 Flashlight Worthy - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The list used was "Book Club Recommendations: The Most Popular Reads of 2008 from the Editors of Reading Group Guides"

+10 Task
+5 Jumbo (550 pages)
Lexile score:730

Task Total:15

Grand Total: 35


message 108: by Liz (last edited Sep 12, 2010 08:29AM) (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) Liz Vegas

20.8 The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time - Jeff Deck

+20 task (20.8 - 269 pages Nonfiction)
+10 combo (10.4 this is the only book by this author, 10.6 work memoir)

= 30 points for this task

Grand Total = 115 points


message 109: by Dee (new)

Dee (nushmutty) Task 20.1 Monsterfest Redux: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

+20 Task
+ 5 Series (Book 1 in 'Wicked' series)

Task Total = 25
Grand Total = 25


message 110: by Krista (last edited Sep 12, 2010 08:12AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 851 comments In Msg 97 -- Kiri wrote: "Krista wrote: "In Msg 88 - Kiri wrote: "Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear by Peter Haining (Ed.)
301pp. 1995
Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of..."


Maugham. (I stuck Dumas in because stoker turned up in that one too.. it was v. early.)

So is Maugham your Literature Map author (Task 10.2) for this challenge? You can only use ONE author for the entire season so there is no need to stick Dumas in as an author for the Literature Map if Maugham is the author.

I just looked at Maugham's Literature Map, and Bram Stoker is not found on that map. "Dracula" won't qualify for Combo points with Task 10.2 if you're using Maugham as your Literature Map author.
--
and Dracula is associated with Halloween. Heavily so.
"A) Read a novel that has an adjective related to Halloween: Spooky, Creepy, Crawly, Scary etc."

Dracula is a Vampire. (dracula is synonymous for vampire at times too) .. *gestures with deviled eggs - which vampires don't generally like*
...."


Dracula may be associated with Halloween, but he doesn't quite fit for any of the specific qualifiers laid out in task 20.1.

Task 20.1
A) Dracula is not an adjective
B) The word; Devil, Witch, Vampire, Zombie, or Werewolf isn't in the title
C) A ghost doesn't play a prominent role in the story.


message 111: by Krista (last edited Sep 12, 2010 08:40AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 851 comments In Msg 100 - Rebekah wrote: "Krista wrote: "In Msg 61 -- Rebekah wrote: "Ok then, I'm going to try this.
Jesus Out to Sea: Stories
Task 20.3 Season of shorter days = 20 pts
Combo 20.5 Freedom Season, LA and T...

I can't count it as Freedom Season either since it is not a novel. Is it okay if I remove that post so I won't get mixed up when i try to keep up with Grand Total points?
..."


Hi Rebekah: I'd prefer it if you didn't delete the whole message. If you delete the message, then all numbering of message # prefixes that I add to my posts when commenting/replying to an original post will be wrong.

It would be better if you'd go back to your original message and add strikethrough's (line through) your text. With a note as to why this message should be disregarded. Thanks! -Krista


message 112: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1990 comments 10.10 – Group Read

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

+10 Task
+ 5 Combo 20.7 – (Unification Season Japan, 1988)
+10 Lit (Translated from Japanese)

Task Total = 25
Grand Total = 65


message 113: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 851 comments In Msg 105 -- Coralie wrote: "Krista wrote: "In Msg 82 -- Coralie wrote: "Task 10.1 Football Season?: The View from Docker’s Hill at Richmond near Melbourne by J. McMillan....

Thanks Krista. I really messed up my post. Not only did I add up my totals wrong but I didn't even think that The View from Docker's Hill also fits 10.5 City Lights. Is it too late to claim 5 combo points?
Coralie
..."


Hi Coralie: No worries, it's not too late. :-) I'll add 5 more Combo points for this book. Your new Grand Total = 60.


message 114: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 851 comments Karen GHHS wrote: "10.4 – One Hit Wonders

First and Only Novel (2 nonfiction):

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese "


Karen, how did you like this book? It's been in my TBR pile for about a year now. It's received high praise. I'm just curious what you thought about it. Thanks!


message 115: by Allie (new)

Allie (TubeofAIM) | 27 comments 10.1 Football Season

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun

+10 Task Points
+ 5 Combo Points (20.7 Unification Season, US Author, Published 1966)
+ 5 Series Points (The Cat Who.... Series)

Task Total = 20
Grand Total = 180


message 116: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1990 comments Krista wrote: "Karen GHHS wrote: "10.4 – One Hit Wonders

First and Only Novel (2 nonfiction):

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese "

Karen, how did you like this book? It..."


I liked it a lot, especially the last quarter or so of the book. There is a lot of medical description throughout and that got a little much for me at times, but it was otherwise wonderful!


message 117: by Christy (new)

Christy | 64 comments RtT task - Constant Traveler

15.2 (1950-1901) Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh (1932)

+15 task
+10 style points

RwS task

10.2 Literature Map. I read Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Krauss. I'm using the lit map for Dave Eggers who I read for the last challenge.

+10 task points
no style points (had to read this for book group, so I was just glad to find a place to put it!)

total this post = 35
grand total = 90


message 118: by Rebekah (last edited Sep 12, 2010 02:43PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments ok, Krista, but how do I do a strike through?


message 119: by [deleted user] (new)

RtT Tasks - Constant Traveller

15.1 Utopia by Thomas More

Task points 15
Total points 15


15.2 Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Task points 15
+ 10 Style

Task total 25
Total points 40


message 120: by [deleted user] (new)

RwS tasks

10.6 Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox (What a way to make a living)

Task points 10
Total points 50

10.4 A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (One hit wonder from provided list)

Task points 10
+5 Combo (Freedom season - set in American south)

Task total 15
Total points 65


message 121: by Cassandra (last edited Sep 12, 2010 03:42PM) (new)

Cassandra Rebekah wrote: "ok, Krista, but how do I do a strike through?"

Look at the little "(some html is ok)" link right next to the "add book/author" link. It tells you how to do it around a third of the way from the bottom.

Replace the brackets ([,]) in this example with less than or greater than symbols (<,>)

[s]example[/s]
example


message 122: by Cait (last edited Sep 12, 2010 03:45PM) (new)

Cait (caitertot) Rebekah, I was trying to show you how but it just kept striking through my text, lol.

In the comment box, click on the link that says "some html is ok". Instructions are there. :o)


message 123: by Krista (last edited Sep 12, 2010 03:43PM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 851 comments Rebekah wrote: "ok, Krista, but how do I do a strike through?"

Hi Rebekah: If you click on the (some html is ok) link in the upper right corner when you have a comment 'box' open, it will show you how to add the commands.


message 124: by Liz (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) Liz Vegas

10.10 Kitchen- Banana Yoshimoto

+10 task
+5 combo (20.7 - 1988/ Japanese Author
+10 translation (Japanese)

=25 points

Grand total = 140 points


message 125: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.8 (Non-Fiction Book): In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (US Author, Published 1966)

+20 Task
+15 Combo (10.3 Fall birthday Sept. 30, 20.2 Banned Book Week - (List A), 20.7 Unification Season (US Author, publ 1966))
+10 Canon

Task Total = 45
Grand Total = 230


message 126: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Task 20.10C Late One Night...: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (On the HWA reading list)

+20 Task

Task Total = 20
Grand Total = 115


message 127: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.3 Fall Birthdays: Hot Finish by Erin McCarthy (Birthday - September 13)

+10 Task
+5 Series (Book 3 of 'Fast Track' series)

Task Total = 15
Grand Total = 245


message 128: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Task 15.9 (1551-1600) The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd (Publ 1589)

+15 Task
+10 Style Points

Task Total = 25
Grand Total = 140


message 129: by colleen (last edited Sep 13, 2010 08:12AM) (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.3 Fall Birthdays: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Birthday - November 21) (Lexile score = 820L)

+10 Task
+5 Series (Book 2 of 'Hunger Games' series)

Task Total = 15
Grand Total = 260


message 130: by Cassandra (last edited Sep 13, 2010 02:43PM) (new)

Cassandra Task 10.9 Also Known As...:Acharnians/Knights by Aristophanes (Also translated as The Acharnians or The Knights)

+10 Task
+10 Canon (just Knights)
+10 LiT (Ancient Greek)

Task Total = 30
Grand Total = 170


Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1056 comments I completed RtT Tasks, Traveler Type-Time Leaper

Task 15.1 "Sherwood" by Parke Godwin (pub. 1991)

Task Points:15
Style Points: 0
Grand Total: 35


message 132: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 138 comments ERIN C

10.3 Fall Birthdays

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence was born on 9 Sept. 1885

+10 Task Points
+5 Combo (20.2 Listed as #48 on Banned Books List)

Task Total=15
Grand Total=40


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3422 comments 20.6 Multicultural Season The Dancer and the Thief: A Novel by Antonio Skármeta, Chilean

+20 task
+ 5 combo (10.3, born 11/7/1940)
+10 LiT

Task Total = 35

Grand Total = 105


message 134: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2903 comments RtT Tasks, Traveler Type = Constant

Task 15.8 (1600-1650) - Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare
(first performed in 1602 and printed in 1609)

+15 task points
+10 bonus points

Task Total: 25
Grand Total: 155


message 135: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.5 City Lights - "City" in the title The City & The City by China Miéville

+10 Task
+5 Combo (10.3 Fall Birthdays (September 6))

Task Total = 15
Grand Total = 275


message 136: by Katie (new)

Katie Task 10.2 Literature Map: Saving Fish from Drowning: A Novel by Amy Tan (John Irving's map)

+ 10 Task

Task Total: 10
Grand Total: 65


message 137: by Deana (new)

Deana Pittman RWS Task

Task 10.3 Birthdays

I read Big Jack by J.D. Robb (birthdate 10-10-50) for 10 points

+5 points series (10.7 In Death Series)
+5 points combo (10.2 Lit Map of Janet Evanovich)
=20 points for the task

Total RWS Points: 125


message 138: by Allie (new)

Allie (TubeofAIM) | 27 comments Task 20.6 Multicultural Season

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende (Allende was born in Peru, raised in Chile)

+20 Task Points
+10 LiT (Written in Spanish)

Task Total: 30 Points
Grand Total: 210


message 139: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.3 Season of Shorter Days - The Power of Love by Lori Foster, et al. (anthology of stories by 12 authors)

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.1 Football Season (Power))

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 300


message 140: by Erin (new)

Erin Carney Take 10.1 - Football Season
Beneath the Lions Gaze by Maaza Mengiste

+10 Task
+10 Combo (10.4 One Hit Wonder - only book written by author to date; 20.7 Unification Season - 1974 Ethiopia)

Task Total = 20
Grand Total = 35


message 141: by Dan (new)

Dan | 24 comments 10.9 "Also Known As"

Hope Leslie: or, Early Times in the Massachusetts by Catherine Maria Sedgwick.

Titled Hope Leslie, originally published as Early Times in the Massachusetts.

+10 Task

Task Total = 10
Grand Total = 40


message 142: by Shannon (new)

Shannon | 77 comments RrT Task 1
Constant Traveller
Homeland, The Bean Trees, Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
(I read The Bean Trees)
Published 1988

Points: 0 (being the first book)

Total points: remain 35


message 143: by Deana (new)

Deana Pittman Shannon wrote: "RrT Task 1
Constant Traveller
Homeland, The Bean Trees, Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
(I read The Bean Trees)
Published 1988

Points: 0 (being the first book)
I think you still get the 15 points for the task...indicate which it is (15.1, 15.2, etc.). You just don't get any bonus RTT points until your second book. Right?

Total p..."



message 144: by Dan (new)

Dan | 24 comments I believe that's correct. It's +15 task points for the first step of a Constant Traveler's RtT... the second book and so on will be +15 task and +10 style. If I've understood...


message 145: by Christy (new)

Christy | 64 comments Task 20.10A Horror/Gothic

I read Dracula by Bram Stoker.

20 task points
+5 combo 10.10 group read
+5 combo 10.3 fall birthday (Nov. 9)
+10 canon

total this post = 40
grand total = 130


message 146: by Krista (last edited Sep 15, 2010 07:43AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 851 comments In Msg 143 - Shannon wrote: "RrT Task 1
Constant Traveller
Homeland, The Bean Trees, Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
(I read The Bean Trees)
Published 1988

Points: 0 (being the first book)

Total p..."


Hi Shannon: The folks commenting above are correct. If you have identified yourself as a Constant Traveler, the first task you complete (either 15.1, or 15.10 depending on which end of the eras you start with) will earn 15 points. All tasks after that earn 15 points + a 10 point style bonus.

You new Grand Total after claiming points for The Bean Trees for Task 15.1 = 50

If you've also read Homeland and Other Stories and Pigs in Heaven during this challenge, please let me know which task(s) you are using the books for.


message 147: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.3 Fall Birthdays Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (November 21) (Lexile = 800)

+10 Task

Task Total= 10
Grand Total= 310


message 148: by Melissa W (new)

Melissa W (melissawiebe80) RtT Tasks, Traveler Type=Time Leaper

Task 15.5 (1800-1751) - Candide by Voltaire (pub. 1759)

+15 task points

Task total = 15
Grand total = 15


message 149: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.1B Monsterfest Redux (Zombie) My Zombie Valentine by Katie MacAlister et al.

+20 Task
+5 Combo (20.3 Season of Shorter Days (anthology by 4 authors))

Task Total = 25
Grand Total = 335


message 150: by Rachelccameron (new)

Rachelccameron | 254 comments 20.4 Harvest Season In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

+20 Task ( it takes place mostly on a farm, and certainly the main events center around what happened on said farm)
+ 20 Combo ( 10.3 Birthday Sept.30, 1924; 20.2 Banned Book List A; 20.7 American Published 1965; 20.8 Non-Fiction 343 pgs.)
+10 Canon

Task Total: 50
Grand Total: 125


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