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message 1: by Sandy (last edited Dec 19, 2010 04:07AM) (new)

Sandy | 5384 comments Mod
This thread will open on December 1.

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.

Please do not edit a post to add a task or change books, even if the post is not reflected on the readerboard yet. If I have already logged the post in on my spreadsheet, I will not know that you've made the changes.

Please refer to the posting requirements for what must be included, and for guidelines that will help us keep the challenge running smoothly.

Posting Requirements

Any problems with task postings will be posted in the questions/problems thread. Questions/Problems


Sandy | 5384 comments Mod
And the game is on!


message 3: by Rhiannon (last edited Dec 01, 2010 07:06AM) (new)

Rhiannon | 176 comments 5.3 Starts With - Dear Prince Charming Finished 12/1/10


Total Point Earned: 5/820
Total Pages Read: 387/18676
Total Books Read: 1/49
Good Read Authours:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()






Jennifer Hodges Young | 260 comments Jennifer KS

5-3 Authors Names Starts with W D J F or A

Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson (Goodreads Author)

I was angry, disgusted, and sad while reading this book. It was a great story though!

Points this task 5
Total points 5
Books read 1
Good Read Authors 1
pages read 380
Tasks Complete 1


Alex Cross's Trial (Alex Cross, #15)


Kathryn CA (kathrynlouwCA) | 910 comments Kathryn NC

5.9 - Noel, Noel
Danger in the Shadows

Total Points: 5
Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 320


message 6: by Fran (last edited Dec 01, 2010 02:18PM) (new)

Fran | 656 comments 10.2- Orient Express

I read How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation by Simone Elkeles which takes place entirely in Israel.

*Simone Elkeles is a goodreads author*


Points for this task- 10
Total Points- 10
Total # of books read- 1
Goodreads Authors- 1
Tasks Completed- 1


message 7: by Barbara VA (last edited Dec 01, 2010 01:40PM) (new)

Barbara VA (BarbaraVA) 5.7 Happy New Year
Read a book with a red cover

The Charming Quirks of Others by Alexander McCall Smith.

This really was a very red book, looks orange here, but I promise you it is red!

I had to read fast (took a sick day from work), due at the library today and no renewing!

Alexander McCall Smith is a Goodreads Author

Points Claimed This Post - 5
Books Read - 1
Tasks Completed - 1
Pages Read - 256
Points/Goal - 5/400
Goodreads Author - 1


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Readerboard Name: Gina NY

Task 10.8 Promise Her Anything But Give Her
Happy Ever After (Bride Quartet, #4)

Total Points: 10 Points


Emily IN (EmilyIN) | 105 comments 5.2 -- Singles Awareness Day

Flawless by Sara Shepard

**Sara Shepard is a Goodreads Author**

5.6 -- It’s All in the Numbers

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

Points: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Pages: 622
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Katrina (katrinajt) | 428 comments 10.7 My Favourite Things

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Genre chosen: Teen Fiction

Points: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages: 260
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 11: by Diane (last edited Dec 01, 2010 05:39PM) (new)

Diane | 611 comments Readerboard Name: Diane

15.8. A Festivus for the Rest of Us!
Read a book with a word in the title which relates to one of your “pet peeves.” - Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich. The pet peeve is poor table manners.

Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Tasks in Progress: 2
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

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message 12: by Susan (last edited Dec 01, 2010 05:48PM) (new)

Susan Storz | 410 comments 5.3 Starts with- "A"

I read the book Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Tasks in Progress:
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books:
Total Pages: 376


Stina (stinalynne04) 10.1 Birthday Wishes

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

SRC Member list used: Mikiwilla


Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Pages Read: 176
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


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Miki | 10 comments mikiwilla


5.2 Short and Sweet
Uncatalogued by Julie Kaewert
10.6 Cookie Exchange - Cookie Variety - Lace Cookies
Larceny and Old Lace by Tamar Myers

Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 2
Total Pages: 544
Books Read: 2


message 15: by Rebecca T (last edited Dec 03, 2010 04:42AM) (new)

Rebecca T (thebookhangover) | 46 comments REBECCA AS

5.8 Here's to a new beginning.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Points: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 454
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Nicole Dreibelbeis (NicoleDreibelbeis) | 134 comments NICOLE VA

10.7 My Favorite Things

I read The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney from the Teen Fiction genrea list on BookPage.com

Total Points = 10


Jane (RougeAllure) | 11 comments Task 10.8 Promise Her Anything But Give Her

The Dilemma

Points: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 816
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(1), 1000+(0)


 Wendy  UK (WendyUK) | 606 comments 10.9 - Serial Killer


The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson

*Big Book*746 pages


Total points to date 10


NickiUK | 284 comments Another challenge, another great book :)

15.6. "Begins with Q, Alex"

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

*Sarah Addison Allen is a Goodreads author*

Total points: 15

Big Book tickets: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
Goodread authors: 1

Books read: 1
Pages read: 352


Joanna (Walker) | 248 comments Joanna T

5.1 Short and Sweet

Second Space: New Poems by Czesław Miłosz, 102 pages

Points for this task: 5
Total Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 500(0), 750(0), 1000(0)


message 21: by chucklesthescot (last edited Dec 02, 2010 07:47AM) (new)

chucklesthescot Task 5.1 Short and Sweet

The Berenstain Bear Scouts Meet Bigpaw by Stan Berenstain

Points this task:5
Total Points:5





Sandra (Sandra72) | 462 comments 10.9 Serial Killer

Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen is a Goodreads author.

Total points: 10


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Readerboard Name: Gina NY

Task 10.7 My Favorite Things--favorite genre Chick Lit

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict

**Laurie Viera Rigler is a Goodreads Author**

Total Points: 20 Points
Total GA: 1


Sue T (SueTinge) | 1088 comments 15.9 Warm-Up

The Testament by John Grisham Grisham was born in AR and lives in VA and MS

Book is 533 pgs, so one big book ticket, please.

Points this task: 15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Terri (TerriLovesCrows) 5.2 -- Singles Awareness Day
February 15th is Singles Awareness Day. Read a book with a one word title. The subtitle “A Novel” can be ignored, but no other subtitles will be accepted. Examples: Atonement, Beachcombers: A Novel

Push by Sapphire

TERRI DC


message 26: by Cindie (last edited Dec 02, 2010 01:31PM) (new)

Cindie Harp | 751 comments 5.1 Short and Sweet by Nora EphronI Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections This book was 160 pages

Points: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Good reads authors: 0
Big Books 0






travelgirlut | 61 comments 20.3 Frosty the Snowman - Magical Transformation

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Main character discovered unknown powers.

Brandon Sanderson is a Goodreads author.

537 pages, claiming one big book ticket.


Points: 20
Total Points: 20
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 28: by Sheila (last edited Dec 02, 2010 01:47PM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1556 comments 5.1 Short and Sweet
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain 114 pages

5.2 Singles Awareness Day
Cross (Alex Cross, #12) by James Patterson ***Goodreads Author***


Total Points = 10 Points
New Goodreads Author = James Patterson







Jennifer N. | 422 comments 20.3 Best Review Contest: chucklesthescot's task- Frosty the Snowman

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater ***Goodreads Author***
Character changes into a wolf in the novel

Total Points: 20 Points
New Goodreads Author: Maggie Stiefvater


Emily IN (EmilyIN) | 105 comments 5.9 -- Noel, Noel

Perfect by Sara Shepard

**Sara Shepard is a Goodreads author**

Points: 5
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 3
Books Read: 3
Pages: 930
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Donna Jo Atwood | 2693 comments Finished:

5.7 Happy New Year!

Shakespeare's Advice to the Players Shakespeare's Advice to the Players by Peter Hall (The cover is really bright red, not the brownish red shown.) 176 pages

10.9 Serial Killer
Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts. This is the 4th and final book of the Bride Quartet series.

Today's Total: 15
Grand Total: 15
Books Read: 3
Pages Read: 544


Kathryn CA (kathrynlouwCA) | 910 comments Kathryn NC

5.8 - Here's to a New Beginning
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde This series/author is completely new to me and I enjoyed it.

Total Points: 10
Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 704
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Diane | 611 comments Diane

10.1 Birthday Wishes: Visit the shelves of a SRC member with a winter birthday and read a book he/she has rated 5 stars. I picked a book fom Katrina's shelf: The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling.

Total Points: 25
Tasks Completed: 2
Tasks in Progress: 2
Books Read: 3
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

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message 34: by Ro (new)

Ro Ro

Task 5.1-Short and Sweet
A Different Kind of Christmas by Alex Haley

Total Points in this Post: 5
Total Points to Date: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 101
Goodreads Authos: 0


Susan Storz | 410 comments 5.1 Short and Sweet.

I read 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. The edition I read had 112 pages.

Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 2
Tasks in Progress:
Books Read: 2
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books:
Total Pages: 488


Anna | 71 comments ANNA E

5.9 Noel, Noel

The Burning

This book was 486 pages

Points: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Good reads authors: 0
Big Books 0


Kate Prentice Kate.x.

Hello, I have finished my first task.
5.8 Here's to a new beginning.... I read
MC Beaton "Quiche of Death" Agatha Raisin 1#

Total points = 5.


Sandra (Sandra72) | 462 comments 30.4 Donna Jo's Task - By the Numbers

Book A: I was born in 1972 (even)
Pandora's Clock by John J. Nance

Book B: I got 3 (3 word title)
Utopia: A Thriller by Lincoln Child

Total points: 40


Meagan | 124 comments 15.8 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
My pet peeve is people who are loud in the library when I'm trying to study. The key words were Close and Loud.

Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages: 326
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Emily IN (EmilyIN) | 105 comments 15.10 - Keep it Simple

Unbelievable by Sara Shepard

**Sara Shepard is a Goodreads Author**

Points: 15
Total Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 4
Pages: 1,265
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





message 41: by chucklesthescot (last edited Dec 03, 2010 07:46AM) (new)

chucklesthescot Task 30.5 Old 10 New 11

old 10-Love Bites by Lynsay Sands

new 11-Claire De Lune by Christine Johnson

Points this task:30
Total Points:35
Total Goodreads Authors:
Total Big Book Tickets:





Sandra (Sandra72) | 462 comments 20.7 Shorter is Sweeter: mrs soule's task- Christmas Fuzzies…or Not

I love the Christmas season so I read a sad book (used up the whole tissue box!)

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Total points: 60


Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 633 comments 5.1 Short and Sweet.

I read Genesis. The edition I read had 160 pages.

Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 0


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

Readerboard Name: Gina NY

Task 5.8 Here's to a New Beginning--1st book in a series

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
(Gemma Doyle #1)

Total Points: 25 Points
Total Goodread Authors: 1


Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1556 comments 15.10 - Keep it Simple

Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark

Total Points = 25






message 46: by Wendy (last edited Dec 03, 2010 09:47AM) (new)

Wendy | 588 comments wendy ma
5.2 -- Singles Awareness Day
February 15th is Singles Awareness Day. Read a book with a one word title. Swindle by Korman Swindle
5.3 -- Starts With...
Our themes this season are WINTER and ASIA. Read a book by an author who’s first or last name starts with W, D, J, F, or A
Undead and Unfinished by MaryJaniceDavidson[book[book:Undead and Unfinished|6884614]
5.4 -- It’s Cold Outside
Read a book with a winter related word in the title (winter, cold, ice, frost, snow, shiver, arctic, freeze, blizzard, etc.). Compound words are fine.
Ice Limit by PrestonIce Limit
10.9 Serial Killer: Read the last or latest published book in a series. The series should be comprised of at least 3 published books by the same author with continuing elements (characters and/or setting, plot device) in any genre. The book should be identified as part of a series on GoodReads ("Series Name #.).
Worth Dying For by Lee Child Jack Reacher #15Worth Dying For
20.7 Shorter is Sweeter: mrs soule's task- Christmas Fuzzies…or Not
Plenty of people think the holidays are a time of joy, wonder, and good spirit. For others, that spirit isn’t quite so warm and fuzzy.
IF you LOVE this time of year (Hanukkah! Kwanza! Solstice! Christmas! New Years! Squeee!), then read a sad book – fiction that makes you cry, with a sad ending, or non-fiction about a sad subject. If you feel I’m evil and Scrooge-like for even suggesting this, you can fake it and read a happy book with a BLUE cover.
Sad Book The Awakening by Chopin The Awakening (Sad ending) Love all Holidays!!
45 total


Sandy | 5384 comments Mod
10.8 Promise Her Anything, But Give Her

I read Honolulu - lovely flowers on the cover

20.7 Shorter is Sweeter: mrs soule's task- Christmas Fuzzies…or Not

I love the Christmas season (mainly because all my kids come home for at least a few days- fun!) so I needed to read a sad book.

I read I Remember Nothing  and Other Reflections.

I didn't expect this to be sad - I planned to read it for another task. I found it to be a very sad take on aging - and then, the ending was a list of things she would and wouldn't miss, presumably when she was dead, and I found that a really sad way to end a book.

Total points: 30


Stacy (StacyCT) | 110 comments Readerboard Name: StacyCT

10.5 Chinese Dragon Dance

Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice (There are vampire and ghost characters in this book.)

I'd like to claim a Big Book Ticket for this book -- 530 pages.

Task Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Total Points Earned: 10

Total Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 530
GoodReads Authors:
Big Book Tickets: 500+(1), 750+(), 1000+()


Rhiannon | 176 comments 30.1 -- Sheila's Task -- The B & W Task
Black Beauty and Three Beloved Classics by E. B. White: Charlotte's Web/the Trumpet of the Swan/Stuart Little


Total Point Earned: 35/875
Total Pages Read: 824/21572
Total Books Read: 3/58
Good Read Authours:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()






Emily IN (EmilyIN) | 105 comments 15.8. A Festivus for the Rest of Us!

When the Phone Rang by Harry Mazer

My pet peeve is people using their cell phones in public places - on planes, standing in line at grocery stores, driving, etc. Not just the talking but the texting/surfing the web as well. Drives me nuts!

Points: 15
Total Points: 45
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 5
Pages: 1,446
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


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