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Deedee | 705 comments 20.3 – Shortest Day/Month of the Year
Carmilla (1872) by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
+ 20 Task
+ 10 Style: 4. Oldies -76 to 150 years old: 10 points (1860-1934)
Task Total: 30

Grand Total: 290 + 30 = 320


Cassandra 20.3 - Shortest Day/Month of the Year: Sunset by Erin Hunter
840 Lexile

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.6, No L)
Task Total = 25


10.9 - Alphabet Soup: 4 Bodies And A Funeral by Stephanie Bond (F-S, Funeral-Stephanie)

+10 Task
+5 Series (Body Movers #4)
Task Total = 15

Grand Total = 1005


Christy | 64 comments 10.8 Tropic of Capricorn - Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin (set in Brazil)

+10 task

grand total = 145


Coralie | 513 comments Backpacking Tasks, Traveler Type = Land & Sea

Task 15.7 (7th Itinerary Stop) France, The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
+ 15 Task
+ 10 Style
Task Total = 25

RwS

10.3 V-Day
The Notebook
+ 10 Task (3rd on list)
Task Total = 10 points

20.1 Not a Creature was stirring …
The Giver (760 Lexile)
+ 20 task
+ 5 Series (The Giver #1)
Task Total = 25

20.3 Shortest Day/Month of the Year
Stardust (970 Lexile)
+ 20 Task
+ 5 Combo (20.2 47th on list)
Task Total = 25 points

20.3 Shortest Day/Month of the Year
Frederica by Georgette Heyer
+ 20 Task
+ 10 Combo (10.3 14th on list, 10.6 Noel)
+ 5 Oldies (1965)
Task Total = 35 points

20.4 A Short Detour to Sweden
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
+ 20 Task (Nobel prize in 1982)
+ 15 Combo (10.3 19th on list, 10.9 T-G)
+ 10 Canon
+ 5 Oldies (1985)
Task Total = 50 points

Grand Total = 710


message 355: by Katy (new)

Katy | 184 comments Task 10.7 - Man Booker Prize - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (shortlisted in 2005)
+10 Task
Task Total = 10

Task 20.9 - Amazon's Best Books - Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
+ 20 Task
+ 10 Combo (10.1, 10.9 F-S)
Task Total = 30

Grand Total = 170


message 356: by Rebekah (last edited Jan 11, 2011 04:57PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2012 comments Krista wrote: "In Msg 328 -- Rebekah wrote: "Krista, I just copied this from Wikipedia instead of trying to go through that whole big book which was an audiobook.

...He was touted as a possible opponent of Bi..."


Okey dokey
It was still a good book and made me admire the man even more. Wish he would run for prez. So is my grand total 275?


Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2012 comments Rebekah wrote: "Krista wrote: "In Msg 328 -- Rebekah wrote: "Krista, I just copied this from Wikipedia instead of trying to go through that whole big book which was an audiobook.

...He was touted as a possible..."


Oops! I forgot it didn't qualify for Shortest Day/Month either! Can I even get 5 pts for the Jumbo Read? ;)


Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2012 comments Norma wrote: "10.9 Alphabet Soup - J-W - Womans Murder Club #9 - The 9th Judgement by James Patterson The 9th Judgment (Women's Murder Club Series #9) by James Patterson

+10 Task
+5 Series (Book 9)
Task total = 15

20.2 While visions o..."




Beloved also is #43 on the Best beginnings List (task 10.5)
and is one of the African American authors for Task 20.6

I was looking at this book myself to use for one of these tasks.


Cassandra 10.9 - Alphabet Soup: No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe (A-N, Achebe-No)

+10 Task
+5 Series (The African Trilogy #2)
+10 Canon
+5 Oldies (Publ 1960)
Task Total = 30


10.6 - Noel, Noel: The Sight by Erin Hunter
770 Lexile

+10 Task
+10 Series (Warriors series, I used another book in the series for task 20.3 in message 346)
Task Total = 20

Grand Total = 1055


Deana Pittman 10.6 Noel

I read Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts (no L!)

Task: 10 points
+5 series (Bridal Quartet #3)
= 15 points for the task

Total RWS Points: 40


colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.2 Best Epic Fantasies: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (#45)

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.9 Alphabet Soup G(ood)-T(erry))

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 1525


Tammy AZ (TammyAZ) Task 20.1 Not a Creature Was Stirring: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

+5 Combo (20.3 Shortest Day)
+5 Series (#3 Hunger Games Trilogy)

Task Total: 30
Grand Total: 180


Tammy AZ (TammyAZ) Task 15.4 - Land and Sea
Blindness by Jose Saramago

Task Total: 25
Grand Total: 205


Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2012 comments Task 10.1 Turkey Coma
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne

+10 pts - Task
+15 pts - Style (oldies, pub in 1851)

I'm not sure if this gets style points for series. It was a follow-up of A Wonder Book with the same character Eustace Bright as narrator.

25 pts - Task Total
275 pts - Grand Total


Christy | 64 comments Task 20.9 Best of 2010 - Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

+20 task
+5 combo 10.7 Booker
+5 combo 10.9 alphabet soup (C-P)

total this post = 30
grand total = 175


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3139 comments Christy wrote: "Task 20.9 Best of 2010 - Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

+20 task
+5 combo 10.7 Booker
+5 combo 10.9 alphabet soup (C-P)

total this post = 30
gra..."


I do so hope I make time to get to this one.


Christy | 64 comments Elizabeth -
I'm a big Peter Carey fan. Every one of his books (that I've read anyway) seems to be written in a completely different style, and yet they're all equally wonderful. His latest is no exception -- I thoroughly enjoyed it!


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3139 comments Christy wrote: "Elizabeth -
I'm a big Peter Carey fan. Every one of his books (that I've read anyway) seems to be written in a completely different style, and yet they're all equally wonderful. His latest is no..."


Thanks, Christy. I have way more books identified than I can read this challenge. Your comment really helps me to prioritize!


Sara Grace  (SaraGrace32) | 141 comments Task 10.5 New Year's Resolution (#50 on list)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
+10 Task
+5 Combo (20.1 Not a Mouse, #3 0n list)
+5 Series

+20

Grand Total: 50


Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2012 comments Task 20.9 Best of 2010
Room by Emma Donoghue

+20 pts - Task
+20 pts - Combo (10.6 - No eL,10.7 - ManBooker Short List 2010, 10.9 - Alphabet Soup E-R, 20.3 - Shortest Day/Month)

40 pts - Task Total
315 pts - Grand Total


message 371: by Cassandra (last edited Jan 13, 2011 05:59PM) (new)

Cassandra 10.6 - Noel, Noel: Dark River by Erin Hunter
620 Lexile, no style points

Task Total = 10


20.8 - The Time of Your Life: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (It's on the third link provided)

+20 Task
+10 Combo (20.6, African-American author on the list; 20.3, one word title)
+5 Oldies (Publ 1978)
Task Total = 35

Grand Total = 1100


Deedee | 705 comments 10.9 - Alphabet Soup - B - O

A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War by Stephen B. Oates (Paperback, 527 pages)

+ 20 Task
+ 5 Style: 500+ pages

Task Total = 25

Grand Total = 320 + 25 = 345


colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.3 One Word Title: Intimacy: A Novel by Hanif Kureishi

+20 Task

Task Total= 20
Grand Total= 1545


message 374: by Liz (last edited Jan 15, 2011 02:39PM) (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) 20.2 Epic Fantasty The Name of the Windby Patrick Rothfuss

+20 task
+5 jumbo (662 pages)
+5 series (1st of the Kingkiller series)

task total = 30

grand total = 210 points


message 375: by Liz M (last edited Jan 21, 2011 04:55AM) (new)

Liz M | 2639 comments 20.1 Post-apocalyptic fiction (#35): The War of the Worlds
by H.G. Wells

+ 20 Task
+ 10 Canon
+ 10 Oldies (published 1898)
Task Total: 40 points

Grand Total: 385


colleen (colleenFL) Task 10.9 Alphabet Soup: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (F-S)

+10 Task
+5 Series (Book 2 of 'Millennium' series)
+5 Jumbo (630 pp)

Task Total= 20
Grand Total= 1565


message 377: by Krista (last edited Jan 15, 2011 12:03PM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 324 -- Norma wrote: "10.9 Alphabet Soup - J-W - Womans Murder Club #9 - The 9th Judgement by James Patterson The 9th Judgment (Women's Murder Club Series #9) by James Patterson

+10 Task
+5 Series (Book 9)
Task total = 15

20.2 While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads - The Golden Compass (His Dark Material #1) by Philip Pullman

+20 task
+5 Series
Task total = 25



Grand total 15+25+25=65 "


Hi Norma:

Task 10.9 -- The 9th Judgment by James Patterson does not work for this task. The J-W combo can only be made if you use the series name. There is no "W" in the book title.

Points for this task/book combo are invalid.

Task 20.2 -- Shoot, I hate to do this, but per the taks rules, if the whole series is shown on the list as one entry, the whole series has to be read in order to claim points for the task.
"Note: Some of the Top 50 are entire series...don't pick those unless you plan on reading the entire series."

The whole "His Dark Materials" series is listed on the Listopia entry. I didn't see an entry that just listed The Golden Compass. So I can't count points for The Golden Compass since it's only one book in the trilogy.

I hope you can find another task for these books. If you do, please add a new entry when posting the points.

Adjusted Grand total 15+25+25=65 25


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 331 -- colleen wrote: "Task 20.4 Nobel Prize: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (won in 1946)

+20 Task
+10 Combo (10.6 Noel, Noel; 20.3 One Word Title)
+10 Oldies (pub. 1922)

Task Total= 40

+100 RwS Finish
+200 Mega Finish


Grand Total= 1480 ..."


Hey Colleen: Congrats on finishing up the whole challenge. What are you going to do for the 2nd half of the quarter? :-)


colleen (colleenFL) Krista wrote: "Hey Colleen: Congrats on finishing up the whole challenge. What are you going to do for the 2nd half of the quarter? :-) "

Thanks, Krista. I'll still be reading. Lots of good books out there. :)


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 353 --- Christy wrote: "10.8 Tropic of Capricorn - Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin (set in Brazil)

+10 task

grand total = 145"


+5 Combo Task 20.10 (President's Day) "Ford" is a presidential name.

Adjusted Grand Total = 150


message 381: by Krista (last edited Jan 15, 2011 01:23PM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 354 -- Coralie wrote:
20.4 A Short Detour to Sweden
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
+ 20 Task (Nobel prize in 1982)
+ 15 10 Combo (10.3 19th on list, 10.9 T-G)
+ 10 Canon
+ 5 Oldies (1985)
Task Total = 50 points

Grand Total = 710 ..."


Hi Coralie:
I only see two Combo tasks listed for this book. (10.3, 10.9) So your Combo point total for this books is 10, not 15.

Adjusted Grand Total = 705


message 382: by Krista (last edited Jan 15, 2011 01:27PM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 356 -- Rebekah wrote: "Krista wrote: Okey dokey --
It was still a good book and made me admire the man even more. Wish he would run for prez. So is my grand total 275? ..."


Yes
As of this post, your Grand Total is 275


message 383: by Rebekah (last edited Jan 15, 2011 01:36PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2012 comments Task 20.4 Detour to Sweden Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
+20 pts - Task
+20 pts - Combo(10.6 - No eL, 10.7 - Won ManBooker 1999, 10.8 - Tropic of Capricorn South Africa, 20.5 - Shortest Day/Month)


40 pts - Task Total
355 pts - Grand Total


message 384: by Krista (last edited Jan 15, 2011 01:31PM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 358 -- Rebekah wrote to Norma: "Beloved also is #43 on the Best beginnings List (task 10.5)
and is one of the African American authors for Task 20.6

I was looking at this book myself to use for one of these tasks.

..."


Good catch Rebekah!

Norma -- I've added the 10 new Combo points to your point total for Beloved.

Adjusted Grand Total = 35


Melissa W (melissawiebe80) 10.5 - New Year's Resolutions

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

+10 Task
+ 5 Series

Task Total=15
Grand total=110


Coralie | 513 comments 10.1 Turkey Coma
With a Delicate Air, and other stories by Pearl S. Buck
+ 10 Task
+ 5 Combo (20.4 Nobel prize in 1938)
+ 5 Oldies (1962)
Task Total = 20 points

10.6 No El
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
+ 10 Task
Task Total = 10 points

10.6 No El
The Vampire Tapestry: A Novel by Suzy McKee Charnas
+ 10 Task
+ 5 Oldies (1988)
Task Total = 15 points

20.6 African-America History Month
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
+ 20 Task
+ 10 Combo (20.3, 20.8)
+ 5 Oldies (1979)
Task Total = 35

Grand Total = 785


message 387: by Krista (last edited Jan 15, 2011 05:46PM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 364 -- Rebekah wrote: "Task 10.1 Turkey Coma
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne

+10 pts - Task
+15 pts - Style (oldies, pub in 1851)...

25 pts - Task Total
275 pts - Grand Total
"


Hi Rebekah:

Your last Grand Total before these points were added was 275.

Adjusted Grand Total = 300



Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 370 -- Rebekah wrote: "Task 20.9 Best of 2010
Room by Emma Donoghue

+20 pts - Task
+20 pts - Combo (10.6 - No eL,10.7 - ManBooker Short List 2010, 10.9 - Alphabet Soup E-R, 20.3 - Short..."


Adjusted Grand Total = 340


message 389: by Krista (last edited Jan 15, 2011 06:03PM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 372 -- Deedee wrote: "10.9 - Alphabet Soup - B - O

A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War by Stephen B. Oates (Paperback, 527 pages)

+ 20 Task
+ 5 Style: 500+ pages
Task Total = 25

Grand Total = 320 + 25 = 345 ..."


Hi DeeDee:
This task (10.9) is only worth 10 points.
+10 Task
+ 5 Jumbo (527 pages)
Task Total = 15
Adjusted Grand Total = 335


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 383 -- Rebekah wrote: "Task 20.4 Detour to Sweden Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
+20 pts - Task
+20 pts - Combo(10.6 - No eL, 10.7 - Won ManBooker 1999, 10.8 - Tropic of Capricorn South Africa, 20...

40 pts - Task Total
355 pts - Grand Total ..... "


Adjusted Grand Total = 380


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments Backpacking through Europe - Land and Sea

15.4 Germany - Reckless by Cornelia Funke

+15 Task
+10 Style

Grand Total = 260


Bobbie M. 20.2 Epic Fantasy: Stardust by Neil Gaiman
(#47)
+20 Task Points
+5 Combo Points (20.3)
=25 Total Points

20.3 One Word:
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
+20 Task Points

Backpacking Through Europe - Air Traveler
UK: A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
+15 Task Points

Germany:
The Weekend: A Novel by Bernhard Schlink
+15 Task Points

Iceland: Voices by Arnaldur Indridason
+15 Task Points

New Points: 90
Grand Total: 90


message 393: by Katy (new)

Katy | 184 comments Backpacking through Europe - Land and Sea

15.2 Spain - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

+15 Task
+10 Style

Grand Total = 195


Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2012 comments Bless your heart, Krista! I just don't know why I get so mixed up! I guess I got the beauty in the family! (smile)


colleen (colleenFL) 20.9 Best Books of 2010: Just Kids by Patti Smith (#9)

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.6 Noel, Noel)

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 1590


Krista (kacey14) | 673 comments In Msg 394 -- Rebekah wrote: "Bless your heart, Krista! I just don't know why I get so mixed up! I guess I got the beauty in the family! (smile)"

LOL -- No worries. Just keep enjoying your reading. We'll work out the scores together. :-)


Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1785 comments Backpacking Tasks, Traveler Type = Land & Sea

Task 15.8 (8th Itinerary Stop) Russia:

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (Михаил Булгаков)

+15 Task
+10 Style Points
Task Total = 25

RwS Tasks

10.6 – Noel, Noel

For The Win by Cory Doctorow

+ 10 Task
Task Total: 10

10.8 – The Tropic of Capricorn

Australia:

Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett Lexile 860

+10 Task
+ 5 Combo (20.3 Shortest Day)
Task Total = 15

Task Totals: 50
Grand Total: 440


colleen (colleenFL) Task 20.3 One Word Title: Djibouti by Elmore Leonard

+20 Task

Task Total= 20
Grand Total= 1610


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3139 comments Task 10.4 Private Lives Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough

+10 Task
+ 5 Oldies (pub 1981)

Task Total = 15

Grand Total = 85


Rachelccameron | 249 comments 10.6 Noel, Noel

In Character: An Actor's Workbook for Character Development by Christopher Vened

+10 Task
+5 Combo (10.9 I-V)

Task Total: 15

10.6 Noel, Noel

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

+10 Task
+10 Oldies - Published 1933

Task Total: 20

20.3 Shortest Day

Agamemnon by Aeschylus

+20 Task
+10 Canon
+15 Oldies

Task Total: 45

Post Total: 80
Grand Total: 475


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