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Coralie | 357 comments Task 10.3 Fall Birthdays
Time Storm

+10 Task Gordon Dickson born November 1 1923
Task Total = 10

Task 10.3 Fall Birthdays
Anne of Green Gables

+10 Task L.M. Montgomery born November 30 1874
+ 5 Series
Task Total = 15

Task 10.9 Also Known As
The Other Hand

+10 Task also published as Little Bee
Task Total = 10

Task 20.8 ‘Just the Facts Ma’am’
Eat, Pray, Love

+20 Task
Task Total = 20

Total this post 55

Grand Total = 115


Katie RtT Tasks, Traveler Type = Constant

Task 15.1 (1951-2000) - How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez (Publ 1991)

+15 Task
Task Total = 15

Grand Total = 80


message 203: by Krista (last edited Sep 19, 2010 07:55PM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 199 -- Cait wrote: "Task 10.9....

Krista, when I last posted (post #76), I claimed points for Task 10.5 by reading Freedom (before the task was modified). I just now realized that I only claimed task points and forgot to claim Jumbo Style points (+5, since the book is 576 pages). Is it too late to amend my score to reflect the style points? If not, then my Grand Total = 70. Thanks, and sorry for any inconvenience..."


Nope, it's not too late. I've added the 5 Jumbo points to that book. No problem.

Grand Total = 70


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 201-- Rebekah wrote: "Task 20.3 - Season of Shorter Days- Penguin Book of Indian Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond Penguin Book of Indian Ghost Stories

+20 Task
+5 Combo (task 20.1 Monster Redux for Ghost in title)

Task Total = 25
Grand Total = 145


Hi Rebekah: Did ghosts have a major role in these stories? Part C of Task 20.1 (Monsterfest) needs to have ghosts featured in the story, not "Ghost" in the title.

I'll post the Combo points for Task 20.1. But if the book doesn't fit this task, please let me know so I can adjust the score. Thanks!


message 205: by Rebekah (last edited Sep 20, 2010 07:51AM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 1864 comments Out of the 21 stories one was about a werewolf, one was about a vampire, two were horror and the remaining were all about ghosts.These were all based in India. There were 18 authors.

Things haven't changed much. When we lived there, we had some guards who wouldn't go check a section of the property at night because it was haunted by a ghost!


message 206: by Arow (new)

Arow | 214 comments Task 20.2 – Banned Book Week
I read a book from the 2000-2009 list (Entire Harry Potter series is listed)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling- 880 L

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.7, "Flashlight- I am using the Childrens Books- The Complete Harry Potter Series list)
+ 10 Series (Book 3 in series; my 2nd book in series)

Task Total = 35

20.5 – Freedom Season- American South
I read Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.3, Fall Birthday- Nov 25, 1951)
+ 5 Series (Book 9 in the series; my 1st book in series)

Task Total = 30

20.7 – Unification Season (published between 1961-1989
I read Wideacre by Philippa Gregory
It was published in 1987; she is English

+20 Task
+5 Combo (20.4, Harvest/Farm- entire novel takes place on a farm in the 18th century during Harvest over 5 yrs)
+ 5 Series (Book 1 in the series; my 1st book in series)
+ 5 Jumbo- 648 pages

Task Total = 35

New Grand Total = 170


message 207: by Jane from BC (last edited Sep 20, 2010 03:42PM) (new)

Jane from BC (Janethebookworm) | 59 comments Task 10.8 - Moon depicted on the cover of the book: The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #1). "The Capture" by Kathryn Lasky. (The moon is behind the owl's ear tuft in the upper right corner of the book.)

+10 Task points
+5 Series (Book 1 in the "Guardian of Ga'hoole" series) Lexile score 730

Task total = 15
TOTAL = 125


message 208: by Liz (last edited Sep 20, 2010 08:06PM) (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) Liz Vegas

10.8 The Moon Is Down- John Steinbeck (moon in title and a moon on the cover)

+10 task points
+5 combo (10.2 - Steinbeck appears on Literature map of F. Scott Fitzgerald

=15 task total

Grand total = 220 points


colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.9 Scandinavian Noir: Frozen Tracks by Åke Edwardson Sweden

+20 Task
+5 Series (Book 5 of'Inspector Erik Winter' series)
+10 LiT (Swedish)

Task Total= 35
Grand Total= 420


nsfancy RtT Task

15.3 The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Task points 15
+10 Style

Task Total 25
Total points 90


message 211: by nsfancy (last edited Sep 21, 2010 11:33AM) (new)

nsfancy Task 10.8 The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Task points 10
+10 Canon
+5 Jumbo (528 pages)
+5 Combo (20.10 A #19 on list)

Task total 30
Total points 120

Task 20.10 A The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (#8 on list)

Task points 20
+10 Canon
+5 Combo (10.3 Wilde born Oct 16 1854, 10.4 one hit wonder)

Task total 40
Total points 160


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 2704 comments nsfancy wrote: "Task 20.10 A The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (#8 on list)

Task points 20
+10 Canon
+5 Combo (10.3 Wilde born Oct 16 1854)"



It's also a combo with 10.4 One Hit Wonder


nsfancy Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "nsfancy wrote: "Task 20.10 A The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (#8 on list)

Task points 20
+10 Canon
+5 Combo (10.3 Wilde born Oct 16 1854)"


It's also a combo with 10.4 One Hit Wo..."


So it is! Thank you Elizabeth.

Krista, can I add 5 points to Dorian Gray for a total of 160 please?


message 214: by Allie (last edited Sep 21, 2010 08:23AM) (new)

Allie (TubeofAIM) | 27 comments Task 10.9 Coralie's Task: Also Known As

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling was also published as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Lexile Score 880 (http://www.lexile.com/search/filters/...)

+10 Task points
+10 Combo Points (10.2 Literature Map of Stephenie Meyer: http://www.literature-map.com/stephen...; 20.2 Banned Book: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy...)
+5 Series (1st in the Harry Potter series)

Task Points: 25
Grand Total: 270


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 2704 comments 20.10A The Best Gothic Novels, etc. The Picture of Dorian Gray (#7 on list when I checked)

+20 Task
+10 Combo (10.3 Fall Birthday born 10/16/1854, 10.4 One Hit Wonder - only novel)
+10 Canon

Task Total = 40
Grand Total = 155

(see how I knew nsfancy?)


message 216: by Krista (last edited Sep 21, 2010 09:47AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 214 -- nsfancy wrote: "Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "nsfancy wrote: "Task 20.10 A The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (#8 on list)

Task points 20
+10 Canon
+5 Combo (10.3 Wilde born Oct 16 1854)"

It's also a combo with 10.4 One Hit Wonder
So it is! Thank you Elizabeth.

Krista, can I add 5 points to Dorian Gray for a total of 160 please? ..."


Yep, since I haven't actaully gotten to this adding the points for this message yet, you can edit it in the original message. Just add the 5 new Combo points to message 212 and I'll pick it up when I do the scoring. Thanks!


colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.1 Football Season: The Eagle Catcher by Margaret Coel (Eagle)

+10 Task
+5 Series (Book 1 of 'Wind River Reservation' series)

Task Total= 15
Grand Total= 435


Deana Pittman Task 20.7 Unification Season

I read The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, The Accident (published 1969) by Elie Wiesel (Transylvania/Romania).

20 points
+ 5 Combo for 10.7 (Flashlight Worthy: WWII/Holocaust)
+ 10 Lost in Translation (French)
= 35 points for the task

Total RWS Points: 175


Rachelccameron | 246 comments 20.7 Unification Season : Les belles-soeurs by Michel Tremblay
Canadian Author published in 1965

+20 Task
+10 Lit (originally published in French)

Task Total: 30
Grand Total: 190


message 220: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 133 comments ERIN C

10.5 City Lights

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster

+10 Task Points

Task Total=10
Grand Total=45


Shannon Task 15.2 RtT2
A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute
Published 1950

Task points = 10

Total points = 65


Jennifer AM | 5 comments Task 10.5 "City Lights" - The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson

+10 Task
+10 Combo (20.1 Monsterfest, 20.8 Just the facts)

Task points = 20

10.10 - Group Read The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

+10 Task

Task points = 10

Total for post = 30

Grand total = 65


colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.8 B Shine On Harvest Moon: Total Eclipse by Rachel Caine
Total Eclipse (Weather Warden, #9) (moon on cover)

+10 Task
+10 Series (Book 9 of 'Weather Warden' series - another book from this series (Cape Storm) was used previously for task 20.5)

Task Total= 20
Grand Total= 455


message 224: by Liz M (last edited Sep 22, 2010 04:22AM) (new)

Liz M | 2325 comments RtT Tasks, Traveler Type = Constant

Task 15.6 (1701-1750) - Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland
(pub. 1749)

+15 task points
+10 bonus points

Task Total: 25
Grand Total: 250


Liz M | 2325 comments Shannon wrote: "Task 15.2 RtT2
A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute
Published 1950

Task points = 10
Total points = 65"


Shannon, as this is your second RtT book as a constant traveler, you receive 15 task points + 10 bonus points.


message 226: by Erin (new)

Erin Carney ERIN MN
(Can you please change my name to this instead of ERIN C (MN)? Thanks!!!

10.7 - Under the Covers
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer - Novella Carpenter

*LIST = Culinary Memoirs That Make Perfect Beach Reads

+10 Task Points
+15 Combo Points (10.5 "City" / 20.4 Farm - the author turns a vacant lot into a "farm" plants food and raises animals / 20.8 Non-Fiction 288pgs)

Total Points = 25
Grand Total = 80


colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.2A Banned Book Week: Ulysses by James Joyce

+20 Task
+10 Canon
+10 Jumbo (783 pp)

Task Total= 40
Grand Total= 495


message 228: by Erin (last edited Sep 23, 2010 10:01AM) (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 133 comments ERIN C

20.8 Just the Facts, Ma'am

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson

+20 Task Points

Total for Task=20
Grand Total=65


message 229: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 133 comments ERIN C

10.3 Fall Birthdays

Lord Of The Silent by Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters was born 09/29/1927

+10 task points
+10 series (#13 in Amelia Peabody series. I also read one from this series for 10.1)
+5 jumbo (640pp.)

Total for Task=25
Grand Total=90


message 230: by Dan (new)

Dan | 24 comments Task 10.2 Literature Map

Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson

My Literature Map is based on Mark Twain: http://www.literature-map.com/mark+tw...

+10 Task
+10 Canon

Points this post: 20
Grand Total: 95


Jennifer AM | 5 comments RwS Task

20.5 – Freedom Season The Help by Kathryn Stockett

+20 Task

Grand Total = 85 points


Julie (readerjules) 20.7 Unification Season: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
England-May 1989
+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.3 Fall Birthdays-Nov. 8)
Task Total = 25
Challenge Total = 70


message 233: by Deana (last edited Sep 23, 2010 04:09PM) (new)

Deana Pittman RTT TASK
Task 15.3 (1851-1900)

I read What Katy Did (Lexile 940) for 15 points

+ 10 points (Constant Traveler)
= 25 points for the task

Total RWS Points: 200


message 234: by Liz (last edited Sep 23, 2010 06:08PM) (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) Liz Vegas

15.3 (1851-1900) The Invisible Man- H.G. Wells

+15 pt task (published in 1897)
+10 3rd stop constant traveler

= 25 task points

grand total: 245 points


Coralie | 357 comments Task 20.8 ‘Just the Facts Ma’am’
Life And Explorations Of Fridtjof Nansen
+20 Task
Task Total = 20

Grand Total = 135


Karen GHHS (Klibrary) | 1450 comments 10.4 – One Hit Wonders

First and Only Novel (1 short story collection):

The Invisible Bridge: A Novel by Julie Orringer

+10 Task
+5 Jumbo (602 pages)
Task Total = 15

20.5 – Freedom Season

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.4 One Hit Wonders)
Task Total = 25

Task Total = 15 + 25 = 40
Grand Total = 115


message 237: by Arow (new)

Arow | 214 comments 10.3 – Fall Birthdays
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Birthday November 21

+ 10 Task
+ 5 Series (Book 2)
Task Total = 15

New Grand Total: 185


Bobbie 10.3 Fall Birthdays: Danny the Champion of the World-Roald Dahl (770 Lexile, 9/13/16)
+10 Task points

10.3 Fall Birthdays: Mockingjay-Suzanne Collins (11/21/47)
+10 Task points
+5 Series (Hunger Games #3)
Task Total= 15

10.5 City Lights: Hiroshima-John Hersey
+10 Task points
+5 Combo (20.8 Nonfiction)
Task Total= 15

20.5 Freedom Season: The Truest Pleasure- Robert Morgan (Set in South Carolina)
+20 Task Points
+10 Combo (20.4 Set on a farm, 10.3 Birthday (10/3/44)
Task Total = 30

Grand Total= 70


Coralie | 357 comments RtT Tasks, Traveler Type = Constant

Task 15.1 (1951-2000) – Dreamsnake (Publ 1978)

+15 Task
Task Total = 15

Task 15.2 (1901-1950) Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Publ 1937)

+15 Task
+10 Style Points
Task Total = 25

RwS
Task 10.1 Football Season?:
Lion in the Valley
+10 Task
+5 Series (Amelia Peabody)

Task Total = 15

Task 10.7 Under the Covers
Stargirl

+ 10 Task Books for strong girls in middle school

Task Total = 10

20.9 Scandinavian Noir
The Girl Who Played with Fire

+ 20 Task
+ 5 Series (Millennium series)
+10 Lost in Translation (Swedish)
+ 5 Jumbo (569 pages)

= Task total 40

Grand Total = 240


Kathleen | 5 comments Task 10.3 Fall Birthdays: Angel Time by Anne Rice who was born Oct.4.

+10 Task
+ 5 Series (Book 1 in 'The Songs of the Seraphim' series)

Task Total = 15
Grand Total = 45


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 222 - Shannon wrote: "Task 15.2 RtT2
A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute
Published 1950

Task points = 10

Total points = 65"


Hi Shannon:
Since you are a Constant Traveler, and this is the second book read for RtT here's how the book is scored:

+15 Task
+10 Combo
Task Total = 25

New Grand Total = 95


message 242: by Allie (last edited Sep 25, 2010 12:43PM) (new)

Allie (TubeofAIM) | 27 comments 10.8 Shine On Harvest Moon

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Lexile 880 - http://www.lexile.com/book/details/97...)

+10 Task Points
+ 5 Combo Points (20.2 Banned Books List: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy...)
+10 Series (Harry Potter Series - used #1 for 10.9)

+25 Task Points
Grand Total: 295


Allie (TubeofAIM) | 27 comments Task 20.2 Banned Book Week (http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy...)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Lexile 940: http://www.lexile.com/search/filters/...)

+20 Task Points
+15 Series Points (Harry Potter Series: Used #1 for 10.0, Used #3 for 10.8)

+35 Task Points
Grand Total: 330


Deana Pittman Task 10.10 Group Read

I read Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
10 points
+ 5 points (10.3 birthday 9/14/55)
=15 task points

Total RWS Points: 215


Miss GP (PDXReader) Completed Task 10.3: Read a book by an author who was born in September, October or November. Blindness, by José Saramago birthdate November 16, 1922.

Task points: 10
+ 10 points for language (translated from the Portuguese)
= 20 task points

Total challenge points: 135


Miss GP (PDXReader) Completed Task #15.2: Reading through Time, 1950 - 1901. The Age of Innocence, published in 1920.

Task points: 15

Total challenge points to date: 150


colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.8 Shine On Harvest Moon: The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham (A- has the word "moon" in the title"

+10 Task
+10 Canon

Task Total= 20
Grand Total= 515


message 248: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 133 comments ERIN C

20.2 Banned Book Week

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

+20 Task Points
+10 Canon

Total Point the Task=30
Grand Total=95


nsfancy Task 20.4 The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (Starch in title)

Task points 20
+10 Canon
+10 Combo (20.2 Banned book, 10.4 One hit wonder - as per provided list)
Task total 40
Total points 200


colleen (colleenFL) Reading Through Time: Constant Traveller
Task 15.1 1951-2000 Embraced by Love by Suzanne Brockmann pub. 1995

+15 Task

Task Total= 15


Task 15.2 1901-1950 The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain pub. 1934

+15 Task
+10 Style

Task Total= 25

Grand Total= 555


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