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message 1: by Kristen (last edited Jan 01, 2011 09:30AM) (new)

Kristen | 1045 comments Please report points here and save discussion for the separate discussion thread for Reading Challenge #7. I will update as often as possible. Enjoy the books!


message 2: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2100 comments Mod
Completed Tasks
H- The Clique: The Manga by Lisi Harrison (192 pages) 1/1/11
Genre bonus: Manga
J- Resistance, Book 1 by Carla Jablonski (128 pages) 1/1/11
Genre bonus: War, Less than 100 fans

Points earned: 25
Total points: 25
Total pages: 320
Genres read: Manga, War



Lydia (LoverofInformation) | 594 comments V - Black and White by Paul Volponi 185 pages 1/1/11
Genre: sports - 5
First book in letter- 5
GR author - 5
Less than 100 fans - 5
Started discussion on multicultural board - 5

Points earned: 25


Kristen | 1045 comments Leaderboard

Kellee - 25 points, 320 pages
Lydia - 25 points, 208 pages

Don't forget to list your pages just in case we have a tie at the end. :)


Lydia (LoverofInformation) | 594 comments Z - Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak 219 pages 1/2/11

First book in letter - 5

Total points: 30


message 6: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2100 comments Mod
Completed Tasks
G- The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman (196 pages) 1/2/2011
Genre Bonus: Fantasy, GR author

Points earned: 10
Total points: 35
Total pages: 516
Genres read: Manga, War, Fantasy



Kristen | 1045 comments Leaderboard

Kellee - 35 points, 516 pages
Lydia - 30 points, 432 pages

Lydia, I believe we are still going by the most popular edition of the book, so you actually have a few more pages on each book than was reported. :)

Yeah, still haven't finished a book yet.. but will.. soon!


Amy | 1929 comments How do we find out how many fans an author has?


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U · Linda Urban · A Crooked Kind of Perfect
224 Pages · 1/2/11

First Letter U · 5 Points
Author Has Less Than 100 Fans · 5 Points
Works for Kellee's Monthly Challenge · 5 Points
Genre Bonus · Realistic/Contemporary · 5 Points

Total Points · 20 Points

GRAND TOTAL
Points · 20 Points
Pages · 224
Genres · Realistic/Contemporary


message 10: by Karis (YA Litwit) (last edited Jan 03, 2011 08:49AM) (new)

Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments A- Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (01/02/2011)

First letter A- 5 points
Award winner- 5 points
Kellee's challenge- 5 points
Genre bonus (Multicultural)- 5 points
Pages- 220

Total points: 20
Total pages: 220


message 11: by Angela Sunshine, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Angela Sunshine (AngelaSunshine) | 2536 comments Mod
L: Very Far Away from Anywhere Else by Ursula K. Le Guin (144 pages)

first for letter +5
genre- realistic +5

Total Points: 10
Total Pages: 144


message 12: by Angela Sunshine, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Angela Sunshine (AngelaSunshine) | 2536 comments Mod
Amy wrote: "How do we find out how many fans an author has?"

Look at author's page on GR. Right below where it says "books by ____" but above the first book listed, there are some facts about the author in small print. Number of fans is there.


message 13: by Karis (YA Litwit) (last edited Jan 03, 2011 08:49AM) (new)

Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments B- Royce Buckingham

The Dead Boys (01/03/2011)

First letter B- 5 points
Fewer than 100 fans- 5 points
Genre bonus (Thriller)- 5 points
Pages- 208
Points- 15

Total points: 35
Total pages: 428


Lydia (LoverofInformation) | 594 comments Kristen wrote: "Leaderboard

Kellee - 35 points, 516 pages
Lydia - 30 points, 432 pages

Lydia, I believe we are still going by the most popular edition of the book, so you actually have a few more pages on each ..."


Then Zurkas is 224 pages


Lydia (LoverofInformation) | 594 comments R - The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan - 304 pages, 1/3/11

First book for letter, sci-fi genre, and contribution to discussion

15 points
Total points: 45


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments B- Libba Bray

Going Bovine (01/03/2011)

2nd letter B- 3 points
Award winner- 5 points
Kellee's challenge- 5 points
Genre bonus (Humor)- 5 points
Pages- 480
Points- 18

Total points: 53
Total pages: 908


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments here goes...I started with "Y" - get a hard letter out of the way.
Read American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (listed under Y in GoodReads and other locations)

1st Y read: 5 pts
Award (Printz): 5 pts
Kellee's Challenge: 5 pts.
Genre: Graphic Novel: 5 pts.
GoodReads Author: 5 pts
Less than 100 fans on GR: 5 pts.
Total points: 30
Total pages: 240


Trista | 37 comments First book done! And boy is it a doozy...

D - James Dashner

The Maze Runner
374 pages
First D author (5)
Goodreads author (5)
Book listed on WT Bookshelf (5)
Added comment to existing discussion in Book Club Discussions- JUNE: The Maze Runner (5)
First of genre - Science Fiction (5)
Book Total: 25

Total points: 25
Total pages: 374

I also have a question about the book I'm reading now... I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. Pittacus Lore is a pseudonym for two collaborating authors, James Frey and Jobie Hughes. Do I count this as L for Lore? Or do I choose either of Frey or Hughes for this book?


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments I would use Lore. You will find it under that name at the library or a book store. You would file a Sophie Kinsella book under Madeline Wickham or a Richard Bachman book under Stephen King...


Lydia (LoverofInformation) | 594 comments R - additional book for the letter (3), discussion (5)
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan, 361 pages, 1/3/11

Points: 8

Total points: 53


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments E - Kathryn Erskine Mockingbird

1st time read: 5
award winner: 5
less than 100 fans on GR: 5
Total Points: 15
Pages: 224


Kristen | 1045 comments Finally putting my self on the board here.

W - The Vyne: Mystery of the Hidden Ember by Daniel Walls

1st for letter, less than 100 fans, posted under sci-fi fantasy in steampunk discussion, first for genre Sci-Fi.

Total points: 20
Books read: 1
Total pages read: 388


Kristen | 1045 comments Leader Board:

Lydia 53 points, 1097 pages
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) 45 points, 464 pages
Kellee 35 points, 516 pages
Karis 35 points, 428 pages
Trista 25 points, 374 pages
Kristen 20 points, 388 pages
Elle 20 points, 224 pages
AngelaSunshine 10 points, 144 pages


Total points: 223 Total pages read: 3247

We rock. :) Look at all those pages we read already!


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments M - Pamela Munoz Ryan The Dreamer

First M Read - 5 pts.
Less than 100 fans on GR: 5pt.
Total points: 10
Total Pages: 384

If this wins an award next week (Newbury/honor, etc.), can I come back and add 5 pts? :-)


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments How did you like The Dreamer? I loved the cover, but I heard the book was awful.


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments Karis wrote: "How did you like The Dreamer? I loved the cover, but I heard the book was awful."

I loved it. A very beautiful lyrical book. Very fast read too. Still trying to figure out how to use it with students though.


Amy | 1929 comments So happy to finally be on the board!!

Need by Carrie Jones

First J author 5
Fantasy 5
Started discussion in fantasy 5
Won HS Reading List award 5
pages: 306

Total points: 20


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments G- Adam Gidwitz

A Tale Dark and Grimm (01/05/2011)

First letter G- 5 points
Goodreads Author- 5 points
Fewer than 100 fans- 5 points
Award winner- 5 points
Kellee's Challenge- 5 points
Genre bonus (Folk/Fairy Tale)- 5 points
Pages- 192
Points- 30

Total points: 83
Total pages: 1,100


message 29: by Kristen (last edited Jan 05, 2011 06:51PM) (new)

Kristen | 1045 comments Karis, A Tale Dark and Grimm is on my shelf, so is it as good as it looks? I'm tempted to read it sooner than later.

Oh and I'm not sure where you got the number 83 from, but you're at 65 points total and 620 pages total. I think you were adding to Lydia's score not your own lol. :) I'm the idiot here and forgot to add your Going Bovine points.. woops!


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments Kristen wrote: "Karis, A Tale Dark and Grimm is on my shelf, so is it as good as it looks? I'm tempted to read it sooner than later."

I put A TALE DARK AND GRIMM on my 10 ten for 2010. I thought it was very well done.


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments It is freakin' awesome!! I loved it. Adam Gidwitz is a genius. Bump it to the top. It's totally worth it!


Kristen | 1045 comments Amy wrote: "So happy to finally be on the board!!

Need by Carrie Jones

First J author 5
Fantasy 5
Started discussion in fantasy 5
Won HS Reading List award 5
pages: 306

Total points..."


Amy, the HS Reading List isn't actually an award, it's a recommended list for libraries in Texas. So sadly, no extra 5 points. :(


Kristen | 1045 comments Leaderboard:

Karis 83 points, 1100 pages
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) 55 points, 848 pages
Lydia 53 points, 1097 pages
Kellee 35 points, 516 pages
Trista 25 points, 374 pages
Kristen 20 points, 388 pages
Elle 20 points, 224 pages
Amy 15 points, 306 pages
AngelaSunshine 10 points, 144 pages


Amy | 1929 comments No problem Kristen. I didn't know since I had never heard of that award. I'm just so happy to have started my challenge!


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments Kristen wrote: "Karis, A Tale Dark and Grimm is on my shelf, so is it as good as it looks? I'm tempted to read it sooner than later.

Oh and I'm not sure where you got the number 83 from, but you're at 65 points t..."


No worries... The spreadsheet rocks for keeping track. I actually converted mine to a google doc and was planning to just send you an invite. It makes it super easy. I just plugged in the books on my shelf and viola! Thanks for setting that up!


Beth | 86 comments First post this challenge!
M - Wake by Lisa McMann.

Points:
1st M book = 5
1st paranormal book = 5
Goodreads author = 5
Teen Top Ten Award = 5
20 points, 210 pages


Kristen | 1045 comments Karis, I use mine on google docs too. I love it because I don't need to be on one computer to do updates and whatnot. :) I'm just keeping track of you guys a bit differently than my own score.


Amy | 1929 comments For Paranormal, would that include just ghosts, spirits? Does werewolves fall into this category?


message 39: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2100 comments Mod
Amy wrote: "For Paranormal, would that include just ghosts, spirits? Does werewolves fall into this category?"

I would say werewolves (and vampires) are paranormal, but it is up to Kristen.


Amy | 1929 comments Kristen?


Cheryl (cawils_99) First post and first challange.
S-The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Points: 1st S book=5
1st genre-science fiction=5
pages 485
10 points


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments I just finished The Ghost and the Gothby Stacey Kade

first K book: 5
GR author: 5
less than 100 fans: 5
Kellee's challenge: 5
First paranormal: 5
Total points: 25
Pages: 281


Lydia (LoverofInformation) | 594 comments S - Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater: 392 pgs; 1/7/11
Genre: Romance - 5 pts
GR Author - 5 pts
First letter - 5 pts

M - Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier: 407 pgs; 1/6/11
Genre: Fairy Tale - 5
GR Author - 5
1st Letter - 5

R - The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan : 400 pgs; 1/3
Additional book of letter - 5

Total # of points: 35


Kristen | 1045 comments Amy wrote: "For Paranormal, would that include just ghosts, spirits? Does werewolves fall into this category?"

Yeah I'd say werewolves, vampires anything really supernatural would fall into this category. :)


Jennifer (JenJen1221) | 623 comments H- Impulse by Ellen Hopkins: 666 pgs (01/07/11)
1st letter=5
GR author=5
Contributed to author discussion=5


Total point=15


message 46: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2100 comments Mod
Completed Tasks
V- Dragonbreath Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon (160 pages) 1/6/11
First V read, Less than 100 fans, Genre Bonus: Humor, Fits January challenge (20 points)

V- Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-wiener by Ursula Vernon (208 pages) 1/7/11
Second V read, Less than 100 fans, Fits January challenge (13 points)

Points earned: 33
Total points: 68
Total pages: 884
Genres read: Manga, War, Fantasy, Humor



Amy | 1929 comments 13 to Life by Shannon Delany

First D book 5
Fits with the Jan. challenge 5
Paranormal genre 5
pages 308
total points this book 15


message 48: by Angela Sunshine, WT Co-Moderator (last edited Jan 08, 2011 09:08PM) (new)

Angela Sunshine (AngelaSunshine) | 2536 comments Mod
S: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma (418 pages)

first for letter +5
GR author +5
less than 100 fans +5
Genre: romance +5
= 20 pts


M: The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan (336 pages)

first for letter +5
less than 100 fans +5
genre: fantasy/supernatural +5
= 15 pts


Total Points: 45
Total Pages: 898


Lydia (LoverofInformation) | 594 comments D - Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd : 336 pgs; 1/8/11

1st book for the letter: 5 pts
Author has less than 100 fans: 5 pts

V - Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman: 256 pgs; 1/8/11
Genre - multicultural: 5 pts
1st book for letter: 5 pts

Total points: 20
Total points overall: 118


message 50: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2100 comments Mod
Completed Tasks
A- Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset by Tom Angleberger (224 pages) 1/8/11
First for A, Less than 100 fans, Fits January challenge

Points earned: 15
Total points: 83
Total pages: 1108
Genres read: Manga, War, Fantasy, Humor



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