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message 301: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 266 comments 15.5 Spring Cleaning - Supernatural
Bitten by Cupid by Lynsay Sands, Pamela Palmer, & Jaime Rush

+15 Task

20.3 Iambic Pentameter
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

+20 Task
+5 Combo (for Task 10.8)

20.10 Sam's Choice: Potent Potables
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

+20 Task
+25 Jumbo (1,024 pages)

This Post: 85 points
Total to date: 150 points


message 302: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments Task 20.2 You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

+20 pts - Task
+10 pts Combo (10.4 say what?"when", 10.10 group reads)

30 pts - Task Total
470 - Grand Total


message 303: by Liz (last edited Mar 26, 2011 04:44PM) (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) 10.5 The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
+10 task
+10 oldies (published 1880)
+10 jumbo (776 pages)
+10 canon

task total = 40 points

grand total = 180 points


message 304: by Potjy (new)

Potjy | 29 comments Reading w/Style (RwS)
10.5 - Read a book with "Brother(s)" or "Sister(s)" in the title: Brother Grimm by Craig Russell
+10 Task
+ 5 Series (Jan Fabel #2)
Task Total = 15

Grand Total = 95


message 305: by Rachelccameron (new)

Rachelccameron | 254 comments 15.10 General Non- Fiction

Acting: The First Six Lessons. by Richard Boleslavsky

+15 Task
+5 Style - first printed 1933

+20 Task
Grand Total:405


message 306: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments Task 20.1 Alliteration
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith

+20 pts - Task
+10 pts - Combo (20.3 Iambic pent., 20.9 Botswana)
+ 5 pts - Series ( No 1 Ladies' Detective)

35 pts - Task Total
505 pts - Grand Total


message 307: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Deana wrote: "Spring Cleaning Challenge
Task 15.8 Biography

I read Unshaken by Francine Rivers for 15 points.

Total RWS points = 115"


Unfortunately, novels cannot be used for 15.8 Biography. This book could fit 10.1 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Winter 10.7 - No "L"). Let me know if you'd like to claim it for this task.


message 308: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Deana wrote: "I read Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson..."

+5 series points


message 309: by Liz M (last edited Mar 26, 2011 10:26AM) (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Jules wrote: "Let's hope I'm doing this right :)

10.7 - Karen's 3rd Place Task (Scrabble)
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
T-C-O-M-C-A-D makes CAT, DOT, MAD, COAT..."


Jules, your post is correct! But I have a suggestion for more points:
The Count of Monte Cristo could also fit 20.1 Alliteration for a total of 60 task points. Let me know if you'd rather claim it as 20.1 or keep it as 10.7 for 55 task points (adding 5 combo points).


message 310: by Jules (new)

Jules (randomisedhabit) | 7 comments Liz M wrote: "Jules wrote: "Let's hope I'm doing this right :)

10.7 - Karen's 3rd Place Task (Scrabble)
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
T-C-O-M-C-A-D makes CAT, DOT, MA..."


That's true! I only read the clarification of what counts as an alliteration after I posted those points. I can still read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for 20.1 too, right? If so I'll gladly take your suggestion! :)


message 311: by Krista (last edited Mar 26, 2011 11:34AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 845 comments Hey Liz --- I think you missed my last Completed Task posted points message. (#229) My Readerboard score doesn't reflect the points posted in that message.

Starting Point Total after Msg #229 = 105

Newly Completed Tasks
RwS
Task 10.1 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly -- This works for Sam's Task 20.10 last season. (Amazon's Top 100 Books list)
+10 Task
+ 5 Combo 10.6 (Dad is a scientist)
Task Total = 15

Spring Cleaning
Task 15.5 - Supernatural: Gad's Hall by Norah Lofts
+15 Task
+ 5 Oldies (Publ 1977)
Task Total = 20

Total New Points = 35

Grand Total = 140


message 312: by Deana (new)

Deana Pittman Liz M wrote: "Deana wrote: "Spring Cleaning Challenge
Task 15.8 Biography

I read Unshaken by Francine Rivers for 15 points.

Total RWS points = 115"

Unfortunately, novels cannot be used for 15.8 B..."


No thanks, I have another one for that task...


message 313: by Deana (new)

Deana Pittman Liz M wrote: "Deana wrote: "I read Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson..."

+5 series points"


completely forgot about that being a part of a series! thanks so much!


message 314: by Rebekah (last edited Mar 26, 2011 12:20PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments Task 10.3 - Cyberpunk
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
+10 pts - Task
+5 pts - Combo (10.8 Popular Penguins)
+5 pts - series

20 pts - Task Total
525 pts - Grand Total

Now I am certainly confused what the cyberpunk genre really is. This book was on the list but didn't seem to have anything to do with the description I had been given in our last challenge when I asked what cyberpunk is. Doesn't 'cyber' mean something about a computer? Isn't it like science fiction? The Big Sleep is a "hard-boiled detective novel" of the 1930's. the list did say it "had the same multi-layered personality and writing style of cyber punk". Is Kinky Friedman a cyberpunk author because his mystery novels are re-incarnations of the Chandler style? Does it mean books where the main character is not one-sided, that the writing is short choppy sentences with loads of sarcasm? Don't get me wrong, I love Chandler and Friedman but I never thought they was cyberpunk, but then I never heard the term before now anyway. I also read somewhere while trying to figure out this answer that the old detective novels had the political corruption of cyber punk. So is cyber punk government corruption novels??? Once I get the true meaning to this question, I will go on to the next stumper, 'Steampunk'


message 315: by Jules (new)

Jules (randomisedhabit) | 7 comments If at all possible, I'd like to use a book I've read and already claimed points for for a different task.

I've claimed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows for 15.4, Historical Fiction. I'd much rather use it for 10.9, Pi Day, as that would allow me to use a different book for the historical fiction task which I can't place with any other task.

My grand total would then be 130 points (five points lower than before).

Is that okay?


message 316: by Camille (last edited Mar 26, 2011 03:09PM) (new)

Camille Task 10.7: Scrabble

One Mississippi by Mark Childress

O - M- M - C: Mom

+10 task

RwS total: 115


message 317: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 1995 comments RwS Task 20.2 Rhymes option B
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi
+20 Task
+5 Oldies (1974)

Task 20.6 Pre-20th Century Poetry
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
+20 Task
+10 Oldies (1860s)
+5 Jumbo (636 pages)
+10 Canon
+5 Combo (10.2 Women's History)

Post Total: 75
Grand Total: 580


message 318: by Rachelccameron (new)

Rachelccameron | 254 comments 15.5 Supernatural

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

+15 Task
+5 Style: Over 500 pgs.

Task Total: 20
Grand Total: 425


message 319: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 636 comments 10.7 Scrabble!
Complete Illustrated Stories by Hans Christian Andersen
Using the title as on the cover T, C, I, S, O, H, C, A = CHAOTIC
+ 10 Task
+ 10 Oldies (this version first published in 1889)
+20 Jumbo (948 pages)

Task Total = 40 points

20.1 Alliteration
Voyage to Venus
+ 20 Task
+ 5 Series
+ 5 Oldies (1943)
Task Total = 30 points

20.2 Rhymes
The City & The City
+ 20 Task
+ 5 Combo (20.1 Alliteration)
Task Total = 25 points

Grand Total = 205 points


message 320: by Deana (new)

Deana Pittman Spring Cleaning
Task 15.9 Memoir

I read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin for

15 points

Total RWS Points= 160 (I think)


message 321: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Completed Spring Cleaning 15.2 Science Fiction-"I Am Number Four"

Task Points: 15
Grand Total: 210"


Hey Jayme, who is the author for this book?


message 322: by Liz M (last edited Mar 26, 2011 05:55PM) (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Camille wrote: "Task 15.8: Biography/Autobiography
I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond by Michael Oher

+15:task
+5: combo (10.7:Scrabble-BOTTOMS)..."


Camile, Spring Cleaning is a sub-challenge & with different rules: the only extra points are +5 points each for page length (>500 pages) and older publications (published prior to 1980).


message 323: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Tammy wrote: "Task 20.1 Alliteration - Moonlight Mile

Task Total: 20
Grand Total: 70"


+5 series points


message 324: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments Camille wrote: "Task 10.7: Scrabble

One Mississippi by Mark Childress

O - M- M - C: Mom

+10 task

RwS total: 115"


How did you like this book?


message 325: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments Coralie wrote: "10.7 Scrabble!
Complete Illustrated Stories by Hans Christian Andersen
Using the title as on the cover T, C, I, S, O, H, C, A = CHAOTIC
+ 10 Task
+ 10 Oldies (this version first published in 1889)
+20 Ju..."


Good scrabble word!


message 326: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Rebekah wrote: "Task 20.6 Poetry before 1900
Poems

+20 pts - Task
+5 pts - Combo (10,8-Penguin paperback Classics)
+15 pts - Oldies (written in 1820s)

40 pts - Task Total..."


+10 Canon points


message 327: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments Task 20.4 Poet's Non-Poetry
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

+20 pts - Task
+10 pts - Oldies (pub 1929)

30 pts - Task Total



Task 20.6 - Poetry before 1900
A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

+20 pts - Task
+10 pts - Oldies (pub 1885)

30 pts - Task Total

60 pts for the above two tasks
585 pts - Grand Total


message 328: by Camille (new)

Camille Liz M wrote: "Camille wrote: "Task 15.8: Biography/Autobiography
I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond by Michael Oher

+15:task
+5: combo (10.7:Scrab..."


Oops, goofed again! Thank you for helping Me!


message 329: by Camille (new)

Camille Rebekah wrote: "Camille wrote: "Task 10.7: Scrabble

One Mississippi by Mark Childress

O - M- M - C: Mom

+10 task

RwS total: 115"

How did you like this book?"


I reviewed it on my page. It had a surprising twist at the end. Good, not great.


message 330: by Camille (new)

Camille Task 10.5: I'm Tellin'
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

+10: task
+5: combo--Alliteration
+15: task total

RwS: 125 total


message 331: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Rachel wrote: "READERBOARD NAME: Rachel OH

I completed... 20.8 Quotable Quotes
I read Cold Comfort Farm...."


Rachel, when you have a minute, can you post something about the source of the title? A 5-minute google didn't return a result.


message 332: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Kate wrote: "RwS Task 10.1 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell..."

Unfortunately, task 10.1 cannot be repeated & you already claimed it in post 84 with Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Weirdly, both these books could fit 20.1 Alliteration.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Gone With the Wind

Would you like to use GWTW for 20.1?


message 333: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 1995 comments Liz M wrote: "Kate wrote: "RwS Task 10.1 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell..."

Unfortunately, task 10.1 cannot be repeated & you already claimed it in p..."


I didn't read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for points during this challenge. . .post 84 was Erin reposting her points for Hitchhiker. Thanks


Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1054 comments Liz M wrote: "Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Completed Spring Cleaning 15.2 Science Fiction-"I Am Number Four"

Task Points: 15
Grand Total: 210"

Hey Jayme, who is the author for this book?"

Patticus Lore I believe.


message 335: by Cassandra (last edited Mar 26, 2011 10:35PM) (new)

Cassandra Task 15.6- Romance OR Horror: No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Romance)

+15 Task
Task Total = 15


Task 15.3- Fantasy: I Am Mordred by Nancy Springer (Fantasy, 840 Lexile)

+15 Task
Task Total= 15

Grand Total= 255


Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1054 comments Spring Cleaning 15.4 Historical Fiction-"People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks

Task Points: 15
Style: 0
Grand Total: 235


message 337: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments Liz M wrote: "Rebekah wrote: "Task 20.6 Poetry before 1900
Poems

+20 pts - Task
+5 pts - Combo (10,8-Penguin paperback Classics)
+15 pts - Oldies (written in 1820s)

40 pts - Task Total..."

+10 C..."


THANKS!


message 338: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1981 comments Spring Cleaning

15.4 – Historical Fiction

A Time of Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux

+15 Task
Task Total: 15

RwS Tasks

20.1 – Alliteration

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
Just Published Lexile not available, Book #1 was 940

+20 Task
+ 5 Series (The Body Finder #2)
Task Total: 25

20.5 – Epic Poetry

Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition by Unknown

A note on the 100 page requirement - the illustrated version is over 200 pages, but the illustrations take up about 100 pages. The text still covers just over 100 pages and, in addition, each illustration has a caption to be read for additional understanding.

+20 Task
+10 Canon
+15 Oldies: 151+ years old: 15 points (850)
Task Total: 45

20.6 – Pre-20th Century Poetry

Essential Blake edited by Stanley Kunitz

This is the version I have in the high school library and the poems themselves begin on page 1 and end on page 101. I would have been happy to have read more of William Blake and I also re-read:

A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers Nancy Willard, the picture book that inspired my interest in him.

+20 Task
+10 Canon
+15 Oldies: -151+ years old: 15 points(1859 and older, before 1827)
Task Total: 45

20.7 – Post-19th Century Poetry

The Summer of Black Widows by Sherman Alexie

+20 Task
Task Total: 20

Points this Post: 150
Grand Total: 445


message 339: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Kate wrote: "I didn't read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for points during this challenge. . .post 84 was Erin reposting her points for Hitchhiker. Thanks..."

Ooops. >goes off to double-check Erin C & Kate's points<


message 340: by Tobey (new)

Tobey | 241 comments Task 20.3 Iambic Pentameter - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

+20 Task
+10 Combo (10.9 & 10.6)
+5 Series (Flavia de Luce #1)

Task Total=35
Grand Total=150 pts


message 341: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 636 comments Spring Cleaning
15.2 Science Fiction
Helliconia Spring
+ 15 Task
+5 Jumbo (555 pages)

Task total = 20 points

Reading with Style
10.8 Popular Penguins
The Harp in the South
+ 10 Task
+ 5 Series
+ 5 Oldies (1948)
Task Total = 20 points

Grand Total = 245 points


message 342: by Christy (new)

Christy | 64 comments Task 15.1 Mystery
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers

15 task points
+5 bonus (pub. 1934)

total this post = 20
grand total = 105


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3417 comments 10.2 Women's History Month Postcards by Annie Proulx

+ 10 Task

Grand Total = 190


message 344: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 138 comments ERIN C.

20.4 A Poet's Non-Poetry

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

I believe the book Doctor Zhivago is Pasternak's only novel, the rest of his work was poetry.

+20 Task
+5 Jumbo (592pp.)
+5 Oldies ( p.1957)
+10 Canon

Task Total= 40
Grand Total= 275


message 345: by Liz M (last edited Mar 28, 2011 05:27PM) (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Erin wrote: "Spring Flowers, Spring Frost by Ismail Kadare

+5 Combo (20.1) Spring Frost, Spring Flowers..."


This book does not work for alliteration. In general, all the capitalized words in the title (with one exception) should start with the same sound. See post 12


message 346: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Kate wrote: "The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
+20 Task
+15 Oldies (pub 1855)..."


+10 Canon points

Longfellow is listed on Bloom's Western Canon for "Selected Poems", I am allowing the canon points for this, because it is included in many editions of Collected/Selected Poems.


message 347: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Krista wrote: "Sam has indicated that the Sookie books are classified as supernatural, not horror..."

nsfancy, I assumed you'd want to use Dead Until Dark for 15.5 Supernatural, keeping the same Grand Total of 165. If you'd like to move it somewhere else, let me know.


message 348: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2898 comments Rachelccameron wrote: "10.4 Say What?
- WHO
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

+10 Jumbo - 724 pgs."


The edition you linked only has 503 pgs. I assume you read this edition: The Girl Who Played With Fire?

FYI, in the search box for add book/author, you can type in an isbn # & it will give you the correct edition rather than the most popular edition given by a title search.


message 349: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 1995 comments Liz M wrote: "Kate wrote: "The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
+20 Task
+15 Oldies (pub 1855)..."

+10 Canon points

Longfellow is listed on Bloom's Western Canon for "Selected Poems", I am allo..."


thanks! :)


message 350: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 138 comments Liz M wrote: "Erin wrote: "Spring Flowers, Spring Frost by Ismail Kadare

+5 Combo (20.1) Spring Frost, Spring Flowers..."

This book does not work for alliteration. In general, all..."


Got it! I'll take those 5 points off of my total score.


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