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Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments The Winter Challenge has officially ended. On to Spring!

What a great group this is. The wonderful participants make it fun to keep on playing.


Liz   (LizVegas) Rebekah wrote: "Task 15.10 Land & sea BPTE
10th stop - Poland

GIMPEL THE FOOL by Isaac Bashevis Singer

+15 pts Task
+10 pts Bonus

+ 100 pts Mega finish?

25 pts - Task To..."



Rebekah- I love the read-a-thon idea! :) makes me smile. I work in a public school, and this week is reading week. So don't sweat it! ;)


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Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2008 comments Task 15.10 Land & sea BPTE
10th stop - Poland

GIMPEL THE FOOL by Isaac Bashevis Singer

+15 pts Task
+10 pts Bonus

+ 100 pts Mega finish?

25 pts - Task Total
935 pts - Grand Total

Yeah!!!!! Fireworks!!!!!!

I homeschool my twins and I told them today we were having a "read -a-thon". They had to read their chapter books so I could read mine!

Hey, the Public School does it!

PS Krista- don't worry. My husband teaches them math as well as some science. (smile)


Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1728 comments Here is my final post. Thanks for the fantastic challenge!

20.3 – Shortest Day/Month of the Year

Illyria by Elizabeth Hand

Task Points=20

20.3 – Shortest Day/Month of the Year

Wasteland by Francesca Lia Block

Task Points=20

Points this post: +40
Final Grand Total: 1585


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Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 706 -- Rebekah wrote: "Task 15.9 Land & Sea
9th stop - Russia

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

+15 pts Task Total
+10 pts Bonus

25 pts Task Total
905 pts - Grand Total (I think) "


LOL -- Well, your total is pretty close. :-)

885
+25
910 points - Grand Total

Just keep to your reading. :-)


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 700 -- Rachel wrote: "READERBOARD NAME: Rachel OH

I completed...

Itinerary: Land and Sea
Stop #10: Greece

Four Plays by Aristophanes: The Clouds/The Birds/Lysistrata/The Frogs

+15 Task
+10 "Backpacking" Bonus

+100 "Well-Traveled" Bonus

Task Total=270
TOTAL POINTS FOR THIS SEASON= 665 ..."


Hey, Congratulations on completing the whole European circuit. We hope you enjoyed your journey. You did great -- espcially with being sick for over a week. -Krista


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 687 -- Norma wrote: "New Years Resolution Best Beginning - Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

+10 points
+5 Oldies (1969)
total tsk 15

total points 130"


Hi Norma: I show your current point total as 120 not 130. I think you may have missed a message from me awhile back that disallowed some points. -Krista


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments Remember, you have until midnight (Pacific Standard Time) to post your final points for the Winter Challenge.

We'll open up the Spring Challenge Completed Tasks folder tomorrow.


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments Task 10.6: Noel, Noel - The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

+10 Task
Task Total = 20

Final Grand Total for Winter Challenge = 595

Great Challenge everyone. Now I'm off to try to finish up the scorekeeping tonight.


Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2008 comments Task 15.9 Land & Sea
9th stop - Russia

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

+15 pts Task Total
+10 pts Bonus

25 pts Task Total
905 pts - Grand Total (I think)

I finished this audiobook but i must say it was very confusing with the Russian names. I had to back up a few times to remember who was who and who was talking! I think when I read War & Peace, I will have to stick to the physical book.

Now back to sticking my nose into my Polish read so I can finish in time to be a mega-finisher!


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Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2008 comments Krista wrote: "Rachelccameron wrote: "20.10 President's Day

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain - President Arthur

+20 Task
+5 Combo 10.6 Noel
+5 Combo 20..."


Mark Twain is my all-time fave author. I liked this book but it's not my favorite. When my daughter was going to a boarding school in Iowa, I made the family take annual pilgimages to Hannibal, Mo. I've been to his house in Ct twice where his next door neighbor was Harriet Beecher Stowe. I've even bee to a cabin in Tennessee that claims to be the place he was probably conceived in! ha=ha


Deedee | 676 comments This is my last post for this challenge!!

Task 20.4 - Nobel Prize Winning Author
Pearl S. Buck won in 1938

Sons (House of Earth #2) (1932) by Pearl S. Buck

+ 20 Task
+ 5 Combo (also fits Task 20.3 One Word Title)
+ 10 Style: Series (this is the second one of this series I read this challenge; #1 was The Good Earth )
+ 10 Style: Oldies: -76 to 150 years old: 10 points (1860-1934)
Task Total: 45

Grand Total: 835 + 45 = 880


Rachelccameron | 249 comments Krista wrote: "Rachelccameron wrote: "20.10 President's Day

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain - President Arthur

+20 Task
+5 Combo 10.6 Noel
+5 Combo 20..."


It was ok. I didn't love it. I agree, some of the passages are quite entertaining but others are lengthy and boring. I enjoyed watching the progress of the civilization he set up. I hate how they continually say peradventure! The ending wasn't great, it finished on a pretty down note. It kind of follows the legend but not exactly (if I remember correctly).
The 50 points are nice, but I probably wouldn't have finished without that.

- That's my last book for the challenge. So close to my 1000 point goal! I hope I can finish the Spring Challenge!


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Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments Rachelccameron wrote: "20.10 President's Day

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain - President Arthur

+20 Task
+5 Combo 10.6 Noel
+5 Combo 20.8 Time Travel
+10 Canon
+10 ..."


Good on ya, Rachelcameron!
I've been trying to slog my way through this book for about a month. I just couldn't get it finished by the end of the challenge. I found some passages really funny, and some that just went on and on and on. I suspect that was more the style of writing in Twain's time. I thought this would be a light romp worth bunches of points, but I just couldn't get through it.

Did you enjoy it, is it worth trying to continue reading?


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Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2008 comments Task 15.8 BPTE - Land & Sea
8th stop - Sweden
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

+15 pts - Task
+10 pts - Bonus

25 pts - Task Total
885 pts - Grand Total

I'm reading furiously. I have until midnight, right? Thank Goodness for Audible.com!


Rachel (RandHrShipper1) | 50 comments READERBOARD NAME: Rachel OH

I completed...

20.6 African American History Month

Beloved

+20 Task
+10 Combo (also qualifies for Tasks 20.3 and 20.4)

10.6 Noel, Noel

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

+10 Task
+5 Series (Thursday Next #1)

10.9 Alphabet Soup

Something Rotten

+10 Task
+5 Combo (also qualifies for Task 10.6)
+10 Series (Thursday Next #4)

15.7 Backpacking Through Europe
Itinerary: Land and Sea
Stop #7: Ireland

The Picture of Dorian Gray

+15 Task
+10 "Backpacking" Bonus

15.8 Backpacking Through Europe
Itinerary: Land and Sea
Stop #8: Spain

The Club Dumas

+15 Task
+10 "Backpacking" Bonus

15.9 Backpacking Through Europe
Itinerary: Land and Sea
Stop #9: Italy

The Silent Duchess

+15 Task
+10 "Backpacking" Bonus

15.10 Backpacking Through Europe
Itinerary: Land and Sea
Stop #10: Greece

Four Plays by Aristophanes: The Clouds/The Birds/Lysistrata/The Frogs

+15 Task
+10 "Backpacking" Bonus

+100 "Well-Traveled" Bonus

Task Total=270
TOTAL POINTS FOR THIS SEASON= 665


I know other people get tons more points but considering I was sick for a week and got NO reading done, I'm happy with my total. I hope to finish the challenge for Spring!


Joanna (Walker) | 527 comments Task 15.9, Land & Sea, UK

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

+15 Task
+10 Bonus

Task Total = 25

Task 20.9 Best of 2010

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

+20 Task
+10 Combo (10.9, U-H; 20.3)

Task total = 30

Grand total = 770

I'm within 100 pages of finishing the RwS tasks, but I don't know if I'll have time to get to them today. It looks like my BtE journey may end on stop 9, though. Oh, the pressure!


colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.6 Noel, Noel: The Man Must Marry by Janet Chapman

+10 Task
+5 Series (Book 1 of 'Sinclair Brothers' series)

Task Total= 15
Grand Total= 2800


colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.6 Noel, Noel: This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

+10 Task
+5 Combo (10.9 Alphabet Soup (F-S))
+5 Series (Book 5 of 'Night Huntress' series)

Task Total= 20
Grand Total= 2785


colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.4 Nobel Prize for Lit: Kim by Rudyard Kipling

+20 Task (won in 1907)
+5 Combo (20.3 One Word Title)
+10 Canon
+10 Oldies (1901)

Task Total= 45
Grand Total= 2765


colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.3 One Word Title: Undone by Rachel Caine

+20 Task
+5 Series (Book 1 of 'Outcast Season' series)

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 2720


Tobey | 211 comments BtE - L&S Traveller

Uh oh, looks like my passport has expired and this'll be my last stop!

Task 15.5 (Destination #5 - France) Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne

+15 Task
+10 Style

Task Total=25
Grand Total=340


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Katy | 171 comments I suspect this will be it...I agree with Elizabeth, let's have some spring weather for the spring challenge!

BPTE - Land & Sea
15.3 - Italy
The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi
+ 15 Task
+10 Bonus
Task Total 25

15.4 - France
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
+15 Task
+10 Bonus
Task Total 25

New Total: 390


Rachelccameron | 249 comments 20.10 President's Day

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain - President Arthur

+20 Task
+5 Combo 10.6 Noel
+5 Combo 20.8 Time Travel
+10 Canon
+10 Oldies

Task Total: 50
Grand Total: 970


Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 954 comments I completed task 20.1 Not A Creature Was Stirring by reading "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins. It is #30 on the list.

Task Points: 20
Style: 10 (5 Series, book 3, Combo Shortest Day 5)
Grand Total: 325


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3051 comments 20.3 One word title: Brooklyn


+ 20 Task

Grand Total = 265


This is my final entry for the Winter Challenge. Congratulations to everyone, especially to the Mega Finishers. Now, I certainly hope that, since it's time for the Spring Challenge, it's time for Spring!


Bobbie 10.7 Booker: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid
+10 Task Points

Grand Total: 160


Deedee | 676 comments Task 10.6 – Noel, Noel

The Awakening (1899) by Kate Chopin

+ 10 Task
+ 10 Style: Canon
+ 10 Style: Oldies: -76 to 150 years old: 10 points (1860-1934))

Task Total: 30

Grand Total : 805 + 30 = 835

One more book to go for this challenge!


Norma | 252 comments New Years Resolution Best Beginning - Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

+10 points
+5 Oldies (1969)
total tsk 15

total points 130


Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1728 comments RwS Tasks

20.3 – Shortest Day/Month of the Year

Torment by Lauren Kate

Task Total=20

20.3 – Shortest Day/Month of the Year

Grace by Elizabeth Scott

Task Total=20

20.9 – Sam’s Choice: Best of 2010

Great House by Nicole Krauss

Task Total=20

Task Points This Post=60
Grand Total= 1545

I'm hoping to read one more before tomorrow night!


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Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2008 comments Rebekah wrote: "BPTE - Land & Sea
15.7 - Denmark
The Quiet Girl: A Novel by Peter Høeg
+15 pts - Task
+10 - Bonus

25 pts - Task Total
860 pts - Grand Total

Does Isaac B. S..."


I went back and read the Q&A for Backpacking and saw the place of birth would count. He was born in Poland in1902 but left in 1935. When he won the Nobel as a US citizen, his awrd was accepted as for the US.


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Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2008 comments BPTE - Land & Sea
15.7 - Denmark
The Quiet Girl: A Novel by Peter Høeg
+15 pts - Task
+10 - Bonus

25 pts - Task Total
860 pts - Grand Total

Does Isaac B. Singer count for Poland?


Tammy AZ (TammyAZ) Task 20.9 Sam's Choice Best of 2010:
One Day

Task Total: 20
Grand Total: 380

I'm done until next challenge, see you all in a few days. Thanks for the work you do Krista, Sam & Liz, it is much appreciated!


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Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2008 comments BPTE - Land & Sea
15.6 - Germany
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

+15 pts - Task
+10 pts - Bonus

25 pts - Task Total
835 pts - Grand Total

Krista, I must have been so seasick I was seeing double on some of those numbers ! lol Now I'm on an express train to Denmark!


Christy | 64 comments My last post for this challenge

Task 20.3 Shortest Day Persuasion by Jane Austen

+20 task points
+15 oldie (1817)
+10 canon
+5 combo (task 10.6 Noel)

total this post = 50
grand total = 540


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Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments Task 10.6: Noel, Noel - Death at Victoria Dock by Kerry Greenwood
(#4 in Phryne Fisher series)

+10 Task
+ 5 Combo (10.8, set in Australia)
+15 Series (3rd 'Phryne Fisher' series book this challenge)
Task Total = 30

Grand Total = 585


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Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 673 -- Rebekah wrote: "BPTE - Land & Sea
15.5 Fifth Stop - U.K.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
+15 pts - Task
+10 pts - Bonus

25 pts - Task Total
815 pts - Grand Total

I'm getting seasick but have to get back on the ship to go to Germany1
..."


Hi Rebekah:
Your starting point total is off by 5 points.

785 = Starting Point Total (not 790 as you used)
+25 Task Total for this book
810 = Adjusted Grand Total

Good luck with the seasickness as you travel to Germany. May you have smooth sailing from here on out.


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 672 -- Coralie wrote: "My last post for the challenge

20.3 Shortest Day
Friday
+ 20 Task
+ 5 Oldies (1982)
Task Total = 25 points

Grand Total = 2000 "


Hey Coralie --- you made it to your goal of 2000 points. Wa-hoo!


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 669 -- Rhea wrote: I'd like to switch all of my "Land and Sea" backpacking tasks to Air, since I might have better luck finishing Air. I have two. Larsson, Stieg (Sweden) in message 318 for 15.2 and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russia) in message 304 for task 15.1.

So I'll just loose the 10 style points off of 15.2 and have 10 less points.
Grand Total = 1145 - 10 = 1135

Traveler Type = Air
Task 15.3: Greece - Alcestis by Euripides
+15 Task
Task Total = 15

Grand Total = 1135 + 15 = 1150
..."


Hi Rhea:
Okay, I've changed your traveler type to "Air". I had your starting point total at 1165 (not 1135 as you show above.)

1165 + 5 (net points) = 1170

Adjusted Grand Total = 1170

Let me know if you think my starting point total of 1165 is off. Thanks!


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Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3051 comments Krista wrote: "You guys who finish the whole challenge amaze me every quarter. I strive to get there, but never quite make it. Oh well, there's always the next challenge to look forward to. "


I agree, they are just amazing, Krista!


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments nsfancy wrote: "Task 10.7 Booker The Night Watch by Sarah Waters Nominee 2006

Task points 10

Total points 965

And another challenge laid to rest.

+100 RwS finish
+200 Mega finish..."


Congratulations on completing the whole enchilada!

You guys who finish the whole challenge amaze me every quarter. I strive to get there, but never quite make it. Oh well, there's always the next challenge to look forward to.


Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1728 comments RwS Tasks

10.7 –The Booker Prize

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

+10 Task
+ 5 Combo (10.6 Noel, Noel)
Task Total=15

10.9 – Alphabet Soup

F-S

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

+10 Task
Task Total=10

Points this Post: 25
Grand Total:1485


Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2008 comments BPTE - Land & Sea
15.5 Fifth Stop - U.K.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

+15 pts - Task
+10 pts - Bonus

25 pts - Task Total
815 pts - Grand Total

I'm getting seasick but have to get back on the ship to go to Germany1


Coralie | 494 comments My last post for the challenge

20.3 Shortest Day
Friday
+ 20 Task
+ 5 Oldies (1982)
Task Total = 25 points

Grand Total = 2000


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3051 comments 20.3 One Word Title Dubliners


+20 Task
+ 5 Combo (10.1 Short Stories)
+10 Canon
+10 Oldie, pub 1914

Task Total = 45

Grand Total = 245


Cassandra Task 20.3 - Shortest Day/Month of the Year: Andromache by Euripides
+20 Task
+10 Canon
+15 Oldies (Publ. Between 428 and 425B.C.E.)
+5 Combo (10.6, Noel, Noel)

Task Total = 50


Task 20.2 - "While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads": Dune by Frank Herbert (#25 on the list)

+20 Task
+10 Combo (10.6, noel; 20.3, one word)
+5 Series (Dune Chronicles #1)
+5 Oldies (Publ 1965)
+5 Jumbo (608pgs)

Task Total= 45

Grand Total = 1245


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Cassandra I'd like to switch all of my "Land and Sea" backpacking tasks to Air, since I might have better luck finishing Air. I have two. Larsson, Stieg (Sweden) in message 318 for 15.2 and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russia) in message 304 for task 15.1.

So I'll just loose the 10 style points off of 15.2 and have 10 less points.
Grand Total = 1145 - 10 = 1135

Traveler Type = Air

Task 15.3: Greece - Alcestis by Euripides
+15 Task
Task Total = 15

Grand Total = 1135 + 15 = 1150


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Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3051 comments 20.7 Non-fiction of 00-10 Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

Includes the Hamilton/Burr duel of 1804 and much of the Adams/Jefferson quarrel of the first decade of the 19th Century.

+20 Task
+10 Combo (10.1, collection of essays/stories by one author; 10.9 Alphabet Soup E-R, Ellis Revolutionary)

Task Total = 30

Grand Total = 200

And I might add, that if you're looking for a very readable general non-fiction for Spring, I found this exceptionally entertaining, and it isn't overly long if you don't really like history.


Joanna (Walker) | 527 comments Task 15.8 Iceland, Land & Sea Travel

Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indriðason

+15 Task
+10 Bonus

Task total: 25

Grand total: 715

This last bit of my tour is a bit of a race to the finish, but I still hope to make it to the end!


colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.7 Booker Prize: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

+10 Task (won in 1989)
+10 Combo (10.6 Noel, Noel; 10.10 Group Read)

Task Total= 20
Grand Total= 2695


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