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message 301: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2706 comments Rachelccameron wrote: "20.7 Unification Season: Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays by David Ball American published 1983

+20 Task"


+5 combo (20.8 Just the facts)


message 302: by Rachelccameron (new)

Rachelccameron | 249 comments Liz wrote: "Rachelccameron wrote: "20.7 Unification Season: Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays by David Ball American published 1983

+20 Task"

+5 combo (2..."


It wasn't over 200 pgs though thats why I didn't claim it, thanks though !


message 303: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 562 comments RtT Tasks, Traveler Type = Constant

Task 15.3 (1851-1900) – Black Beauty (Publ 1877)

+15 Task
+10 Style Points
Task Total = 25
Black Beauty


message 304: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.5 Freedom Season: Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman (set in Florida)

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.8 Shine On Harvest Moon - "Moon" in title)

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 790


message 305: by Karen Michele (last edited Oct 02, 2010 07:45PM) (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1875 comments RwS Tasks:

20.2 Banned Books Week

Forever by Judy Blume

+20 Task

Task Total = 20
Grand Total = 135


message 306: by Sam (new)

Sam (archie_leach) | 207 comments Reading through Time - Constant Traveler
15.9: Titus Andronicus - William Shakesepeare
+25 points

15.8: Macbeth - William Shakespeare
+25 points

10.8 - Harvest Moon: Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly, #2) by Charlaine Harris
+ 10 Task Points
+ 20 Combo Points (10.2 - Stephenie Meyer Lit Map, 20.1 - Grave used as adj, 10.3 - 11/25/51 bday, 20.5 - set in Memphis)
+ 5 Series Points (Harper Connelly #2)
Task Points: 35

10.10 - Group Read: Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto
+ 10 Task Points
+ 5 Combo Points (20.7 - 1988, Japan)
+ 10 LiT Points
Task Points: 25

20.8 - Just the Facts: Renegade: The Making of a President - Richard Wolffe
+ 20 Task Points
+ 10 Combo Points (10.3 9/17/68 bday, 10/4 only solo booklength publication)
Task Points: 30

20.9 - Scandinavian Noir: The Ice Princess - Camilla Lackberg
+ 20 Task Points
+ 10 LiT
+ 5 Series (Patrik Hedstrom #1)
Total Points: 35

New Points: 175
Grand Total: 285


message 307: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 562 comments Task 10.8 Shine on Harvest Moon
The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #4)
+ 10 Task My copy has a moon on the cover
+ 5 Combo (10.2 Literature map of Anne McCaffrey)
+ 5 Series

Task Total = 20

20.5 Freedom season
To Kill a Mockingbird
+ 20 Task
+ 10 Combo (10.4 One Hit Wonders, 20.2 Banned book)

= Task total 30

Grand Total = 315


message 308: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.6 Multicultural Season: The Return by Roberto Bolaño (Chile)

+20 Task
+10 LiT (Spanish)

Task Total= 30
Grand Total= 820


message 309: by Liz M (last edited Oct 03, 2010 08:12PM) (new)

Liz M | 2706 comments RtT Tasks, Traveler Type = Constant

Task 15.4 (1801-1850) - Ivanhoe by Walter Scott (pub. 1812)

An engrossing historical drama that is very difficult to read because of the extreme prejudice shown by the characters.

+15 task points
+10 bonus points

Task Total: 25
Grand Total: 300


message 310: by Deana (new)

Deana Pittman Task 20.5 (Freedom)
I read Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Burns. This book takes place in the early 1900's in Georgia.

20 points
+ 5 combo points (10.7 Flashlight Worthy: Mary Houke's List)
= 25 points

Total RWS Points: 240


message 311: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.7 Under the Covers (Creepy Houses That Must Be Explored):The Haunting by Shirley Jackson

+10 Task
+15 Combo (10.9 Also Known As - previously published as The Haunting of Hill House; 20.1 Monsterfest Redux- C) Ghost story; 20.10 Late One Night... D) Best Horror Novels #9)

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 845


message 312: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments In Msg 265 Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Liz wrote: "Liz Vegas

10.1 The Lion in Winter: A Play - James Goldman

+10 task

task total = 10
Grand total = 290"

She gets combo points for this Krista. It was original..."

Thanks for looking out, Sam! Goodreads says Goldman died in October, but he was not born in the fall. When I claimed points for the Unification task, I used an American author, so I wasn't sure if I cold use another American when claiming combo points...

IF i can, then I guess my new total is 295 points.

Krista, do you need me to edit my post?..."


Hi Liz:

+5 Combo points for Task 20.7 (Unification Season)

You can claim an author from the same country ONCE each for 20.7 Task and Combo points - but the year the books were originally published need to be different for each book you claim for the same country.

The US book you claimed for TASK 20.7 was published in 1978. This US title for the COMBO points was published in 1966. So it does qualify for Combo points with Task 20.7. You've now used both the US slots for the Unification task. You won't be able to claim Combo points OR Task points for US books for the rest of the challenge.

I've adjusted your score. You don't need to update your message.

Grand Total = 295


message 313: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments In Msg 264 - Rebekah wrote: "Task 20.9 Scandanavian Noir
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

+20 task points

+5 Series (Millenium Series)
+10 LiT (originally written in Swedish)
+5 Jumbo (590 pages)

Task Total = 30 40
Grand Total = 175
..."


Hi Rebekah:
Your Task Total is actually 40 point, not the 30 shown above. I've adjusted your score accordingly.

Task Total = 40
Grand Total = 185


message 314: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments In Msg 272 - Arow wrote: "Hi Krista,

If it is okay with you I would like to move a book I finished to a different Task.
I would like to use Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling (880 L) for Task 10.8 ins..."


Hi Arow:
No problem. I've made the move on the scoring spreadsheet. As of this message your Grand Total is 180.


message 315: by Krista (last edited Oct 03, 2010 10:22AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments In Msg 289 - Erin wrote: "ERIN C

RtT Traveler Type=Constant Traveler

15.1 (1951-2000)

Mating: A Novel by Norman Rush (pub. 1991)

+15 Task points

Task Total=15
Grand Total=110"


Hi Erin: I corrected your last posted Grand Total Message #258 to 120.

So the points in this message have also been corrected since you're still carrying the old total when calculating points.
120 + 15 = 135

Grand Total = 135


message 316: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments In Msg 290 - Erin wrote: "ERIN C
RtT Constant Traveler

15.2 (1901-1950)

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (pub. 1949)

+15 Task points
+10 Style points

Task Total=25
Grand Total=135"


Corrected total:
Grand Total=160


message 317: by Krista (last edited Oct 03, 2010 10:40AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments Liz wrote: "Liz Vegas

previous total = 295

20.2 Banned books - As I Lay Dyingby William Faulkner

+20 task points
+20 combo points
(10.2- faulkner is on the lit. map of F..."


Hi Liz:

Task Total = 50 ----- Impressive use of Style Points for this task!


message 318: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments In Msg 311 - Deana wrote: "Task 20.5 (Freedom)
I read Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Burns. This book takes place in the early 1900's in Georgia.

20 points
+ 5 combo points (10.7 Flashlight Worthy: Mary Houke's List)
= 25 points

Total RWS Points: 240
..."


Deana, I can't allow the combo points for this book. You've already claimed Combo points for Task 10.7 Flashlight Worthy using the WWII/Holocaust list. The rules for the task state that you have to choose one list and use it throughout the challenge.

Quote from task statement: "While you may repeat this task as many times as you like, choose your list carefully . . . you cannot select a new list. "

Updated Scoring:
20 points
+ 5 combo points (10.7 Flashlight Worthy: Mary Houke's List)
= 20 points

Total RWS Points: 235


message 319: by Krista (last edited Oct 03, 2010 11:24AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments Task 10.6 - What a Way to Make a Living: Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life by Michael Greenberg (Memoir of the struggles to make a living as a writer.)
+ 10 Task
Task Total = 10

Task 20.2 - Banned Books: Part A) The Awakening by Kate Chopin
+ 20 Task
+ 5 Combo (Task 20.5 Freedom Season, set in Louisiana)
+ 10 Canon
Task Total = 35

Grand Total = 255


message 320: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2706 comments Krista wrote: "Liz wrote: "Liz Vegas..."

I changed my username to Liz M, so I can know if you're quoting me or the other Liz. :D


message 321: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments Liz M wrote: "Krista wrote: "Liz wrote: "Liz Vegas..."

I changed my username to Liz M, so I can know if you're quoting me or the other Liz. :D"


Okey Doke --- I've updated the scoring spreadsheet. Next time I update the Readerboard scores your name will shown as Liz M. :-)


message 322: by Julie (new)

Julie (readerjules) 10.3 Fall Birthdays: Blindness by José Saramago
Nov. 16 birthday
+10 Task
+10 Lost in translation (originally Portugese)
Task Total = 20
Challenge Total = 90


message 323: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.1 Monsterfest Redux: Little Vampire Women by Lynn Messina ( Option B - "Vampire" in title)

+20 Task

Task Total= 20
Grand Total= 865


message 324: by Liz M (last edited Oct 03, 2010 08:15PM) (new)

Liz M | 2706 comments RtT Tasks, Traveler Type = Constant

Task 15.3 (1851-1900) - Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (pub. 1865)

Read in one day.

+15 task points
+10 bonus points

Task Total: 25
Grand Total: 325


message 325: by Shannon (new)

Shannon | 77 comments Task 10.5 City lights
The Eternal City by Domenica de Rosa

10 task points
0 style points

Total points = 105


message 326: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.5 City Lights: The Thieves of Manhattan by Adam Langer (title references Manhattan where the story is set)

+10 Task

Task Total= 10
Grand Total= 875


message 327: by Dan (new)

Dan | 24 comments Task 10.9 Also Known As

Walden, originally published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods.

+10 Task
+10 Canon
+5 Combo (Literature Map: Mark Twain)

This post: 25 pts
Grand total: 175 pts


message 328: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer D (DawsonOakes) Jennifer D.

Task 10.2 ~ Literary Map ~ Away: A Novel by Amy Bloom

I entered Nicole Krauss' name.

+ 10 Task

This post: 10 pts.
Total points: 30 (what the????) LOL!


message 329: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (RandHrShipper1) | 50 comments Rachel OH

20.8 Just the Facts, Ma'am

I read Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, 1740-1832.

+20 task

TASK TOTAL=20
TOTAL POINTS=40



message 330: by Rachelccameron (new)

Rachelccameron | 249 comments 10.1 Football Season: Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

+10 Task
+5 Combo (10.2; Jay Asher Literature Map)
+5 Series
+5 Jumbo (612 pgs.)

Task Total: 25
Grand Total: 260


message 331: by Erin (last edited Oct 04, 2010 11:22AM) (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 138 comments Krista,

Thanks for correcting me! I found the spot where I neglected to add points in my excel sheet, so I should be all square now!

Erin


message 332: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.3 Fall Birthdays: One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare (Birthday November 9)

+10 Task
+5 Series (Book 1 of the "Stud Club" trilogy)

Task Total= 15
Grand Total = 890


message 333: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1875 comments 10.3 Fall Birthdays

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa No Lexile Available

Born in October per Twitter and blog post: see General Questions thread for more info.

+10 Task

Task Total: 10

10.3 Fall Birthdays

Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz Lexile 830
Birthday: September 7, Wikipedia

+10 Task
+ 5 Series (Book 2 in Blue Bloods series)

Task Total = 15

20.6 Multicultural Season

Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel by Isabel Allende
Author born in Chile

+20 Task
+10 Lit (Translated from Spanish)

Task Total = 30

Task Totals This Post: 30 + 15 + 10 = 55
Grand Total = 190


message 334: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Oct 04, 2010 05:10PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1018 comments 10.3 Fall Birthdays
"The Iron King" by Julie Kagawa(Completed 9/27/10)
The author has an October birthday

Task Points: 10
Style Points: 5(Series)
Grand Total: 50


message 335: by Liz (last edited Oct 04, 2010 05:39PM) (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) 20.10 Kiri's task
Draculaby Bram Stoker

+20 task points (from best Gothic novels list- choice A)
+10 canon
+10 combo (10.3 Fall birthday, 10.10 group read)

=40 points

20.8 Just the facts
PECS: The Picture Exchange Communication System- Lori Frost

+20 task (nonfiction 396 pages)

=20 points

Grand total= 405


message 336: by Jennifer AM (new)

Jennifer AM | 5 comments Reading with Style

10.9 Also Known As

The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris which is the same book as The Lollipop Shoes

+10 Task
Task total =10


10.8 Shine on Harvest Moon
Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier

+10 Task
+10 Combo (20.5 Freedom Season & 10.3 Fall Birthdays Charles Frazier's birthday is Nov. 4, 1950)

Task total = 20

10.3 Fall Birthdays
The High King of Montival by S.M. Stirling who was born on Sept. 30, 1953

+10 Task
+5 Series (Emberverse, #7)

Task total = 15

Post total = 45

Grand total = 130


message 337: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.3 Fall Birthdays: Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare (Birthday - November 9)

+10 Task

Task Total= 10
Grand Total= 900


message 338: by Deana (new)

Deana Pittman Task 10.1 Football Teams (I used "cats)

I read The Cat Who Saw Red for 10 points
+ 5 points series
+ 5 combo points (20.7, published 1986, American author)
=20 points for the task

Total RWS points: 255


message 339: by Krista (last edited Oct 05, 2010 07:17AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments In Msg 320 -- Task 10.6 - What a Way to Make a Living: Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life by Michael Greenberg (Memoir of the struggles to make a living as a writer.)
+ 10 Task
Task Total = 10
.......
Grand Total = 255 ..."


Even I forget some Combo points once in awhile. And it was Combo points for my own task. LOL

Task 10.6 -What a Way to Make a Living: Book -- Beg, Borrow, Steal

+5 Combo (Task 20.8, Just the Facts Ma'am)

10.6 New Task Total = 15
New Grand Total = 260



message 340: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2706 comments RtT Tasks, Traveler Type = Constant

Task 15.2 (1901-1950) - The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett (pub. 1933)

+15 task points
+10 bonus points

Task Total: 25
Grand Total: 350


message 341: by Sara Grace (last edited Oct 05, 2010 12:12PM) (new)

Sara Grace  (SaraGrace32) | 141 comments 20.7 Unification Season

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974)
John Le Carre (England)

+5 Series (Book #1 of the Karla Trilogy)
+5 Combo (Fall Birthday Oct 19, 1931)

**So I am getting a really late start this season because I spent all of last month traveling and not the good, lot's of reading time traveling either. Glad to be back!

Grand Total: 30


message 342: by Melissa W (last edited Oct 05, 2010 03:27PM) (new)

Melissa W (melissawiebe80) Task 10.3 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (born in October)

+10 Task
+10 Combo (Unification season; Banned Books).

Task total = 20
Grand total = 35


message 343: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Melissa W wrote: "Task 10.3 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (born in October)

+10 Task
+5 Combo (Unification season; published in 1977).

Task total = 15
Grand total = 30"


You could claim combo points for Task 20.2 Banned Books. It's on the list for option B.


message 344: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments In Msg 334 - 0.3 Fall Birthdays

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa No Lexile Available

Born in October per Twitter and blog post: see General Questions thread for more info.

+10 Task

Task Total: 10
......
Grand Total = 190 ..."


In Msg 335, Jayme claimed +5 Series points for this book. I'll go ahead and add those to your score too.

Task 10.3 for 'The Iron King'
+ 5 Series (Iron Fey #1)

New Task Total: 15
New Grand Total = 195



message 345: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments In Msg 342 - Sara Grace wrote: "20.7 Unification Season

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974)
John Le Carre (England)

+5 Series (Book #1 of the Karla Trilogy)
+5 Combo (Fall Birthday Oct 19, 1931)

****So I am getting a really late start this season because I spent all of last month traveling and not the good, lot's of reading time traveling either. Glad to be back!..."


Hi Sara Grace: Nice to have you back!


message 346: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 736 comments Task 20.5 - Freedom Season: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor Publ. 1976 - Lexile Score 920, Set in Mississippi

+20 Task
+20 Combo (10.3 Fall B-Day 10/13/44; 20.2 Banned Books, Part B; 20.4 Harvest Season, set on a cotton farm; 20.7 Unification Season, US author publ. 1976)
+ 5 Series (The Logans #1)

Task Total = 45
Grand Total = 305


message 347: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.4 Harvest Season: Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke (name of a vegetable in the title)

+20 Task
+5 Series (Book 10 of the 'Hannah Swensen' series)

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 925


message 348: by Cait (new)

Cait (caitertot) Task 10.2 LIT Map: Persuasion by Jane Austen (from Alexandre Dumas)

+10 Task
+10 Canon
Task Total: 20


Task 10.3 Fall B-day: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas (Oct. 25, 1965)

+10 Task
Task Total: 10


Task 10.3 Fall B-day: The Bad Seed by William March (Sept. 18, 1893)

+10 Task
Task Total: 10


Task 20.6 Multicultural Season: Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho (Brazil)

+20 Task
+ 5 Combo (20.7 Unification: Brazil, 1988)
+10 LiT (translated from Portuguese)
Task Total: 35

Grand Total: 145


message 349: by Tammy AZ (new)

Tammy AZ (TammyAZ) This is my first post ever.

Task 10.5 City Light: The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell

+10 Task
+5 Combo (20.9 Scandinavian Noir)
+10 Lost in Translation (Translated from Swedish)
Task Total: 25

Task 20.7 Unification Season: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
+20 Task
+ 5 Combo (10.7 Under the Covers - Best Classic Sci-Fi)
+ 5 Series
Task Total: 30

Grand Total: 55

Hope I did the posting correctly.


message 350: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 138 comments ERIN C

20.6 Multicultural Season

The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges is from Argentina

+20 Task
+10 Lit (translated from Spanish)
+5 Combo (10.3, author born 10/24/1899)

Task Total=35
Grand Total=195


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