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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Feb 28, 2011 09:48AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (PassionforthePage) | 5594 comments Mod
THE SPRING 2011 CHALLENGE WILL BEGIN ON MARCH 1, 2011 AND END AT MIDNIGHT (EST) MAY 31, 2011.
This thread will open on March 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 delete or edit any post in this thread!! Even if the post is not reflected on the Readerboard yet, I've often logged the post on my spreadsheet already and I will not know that you've made the changes. I do not go backwards in this thread to pick up points. If you need to make a change, just make a new post.

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. Please post there if you have a question about your points, Goodreads authors, or Big Books.

Questions/Problems

Good luck and have fun!


Kristina Simon (PassionforthePage) | 5594 comments Mod
The Spring Challenge is now on!


Stina (stinalynne04) 5.9 Shrimp on the Barbie -
Falling Up by Shel Silverstein 176 pages

Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Pages Read: 176
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





message 4: by Rosemary (last edited Mar 01, 2011 10:16AM) (new)

Rosemary | 537 comments 10.10 Final Frontier:
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, 256 pages

Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 256
Goodreads Author Books: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 5: by MsOPP (last edited Mar 01, 2011 08:59AM) (new)

MsOPP | 130 comments 5.5 I'm Tellin'

I read That's What Brothers Do by Derekica Snake


Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Tasks in Progress:
Books Read: 1
GR Author Books: 0
Big Books:
Total Pages: 167


Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 634 comments 5.10 Kia Ora:

Read a book originally written in a language that is not your native language.

Comedy in a Minor Key by Hans Keilson

This book was originally written in German.

This Post: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 7: by Rosemary (last edited Mar 01, 2011 02:45PM) (new)

Rosemary | 537 comments 10.5 It Takes Two:
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, 579 pages
BIG BOOK 500+

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 20
Tasks Completed: 2
Goodreads Author Books: 0
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 8: by Shannon (last edited Mar 02, 2011 05:23PM) (new)

Shannon ★ (shann0n) | 18 comments Shannon ★

15.8 From a Different Perspective; Goodreads Author

I read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. This book was written from the perspective of a dog who has learned about humanity through watching TV while his owner is out. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who knows how to read.

Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Pages Read: 336
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Beth F. (quietknitter) | 430 comments 15.9 - In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie, a Goodreads author.
Dog on the cover.

The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie

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Points Claiming: 15
Total Points: 15


Erin (eecamp) | 149 comments ERIN C.

5.7 Going Green

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

I checked this book out from the library!

Task Points: 5
Grand Total: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 216
Goodreads Author Books: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


MsOPP | 130 comments 5.3 Gimme Five:

Tithe by Holly Black

**GR Author**

Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 2
Pages Read: 498
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 1039 comments BLUEMOON

5.9 - SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE - Julotta: A Story of Faith and Love which is 128 pages long. I enjoyed this book (4*)





Sue T (SueTinge) | 1150 comments 5.9 Shrimp on the Barbie

Wide Sargasso Sea which is 190 pages long.

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Stesse | 271 comments STESSE

5.9 Shrimp on the Barbie
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (197 p.)
Laurie Halse Anderson is a GoodReads Author.

This was an incredibly powerful YA book. I had tears of sympathy and empathy running down my face at times.

Points this Post: 5

Total Points: 5
Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 197
Total GoodReads Authors: 1
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 15: by Rosemary (last edited Mar 02, 2011 09:34AM) (new)

Rosemary | 537 comments 5.1 Waltzing Matilda:
Dance On My Grave by Aidan Chambers, 256 pages

Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 25
Tasks Completed: 3
Books Read: 3
Goodreads Author Books: 0
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Beth F. (quietknitter) | 430 comments 10.6 - Respect Your Elders
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
First published in 1945.

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Points Claiming: 10
Total Points: 25


message 17: by Lindsey (last edited Mar 02, 2011 08:37PM) (new)

Lindsey (Babies, Books, and Beyond) (MamaMunky) | 172 comments I'm Lindsey MA and I completed:

Task 10.1 (Sing Out) - I read Vivaldi's Virgins by Barbara Quick, who is a goodreads' author.

Points: 10
Task Completed: 1
Goodreads authors: 1
Books Read: 1


Nonodisco | 179 comments 15.9 In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

I read a book with an animal in the title: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua.

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 15

Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 237
Total GoodReads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Carly | 203 comments Carly

10.7. Kuddle a Koala?

I read Nim's Island by Wendy Orr.

According to Wendy Orr's website, wendyorr.com, she has been living in Australia for at least 30 years.

Points This Task: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Tasks in Progress: 0
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Pages Read: 125


southpaw285 Southpaw285

Task #5.3 - Gimme Five


Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye

This post: 5 points
Total to Date: 5 points


JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 992 comments 10.9 No Lawyer Jokes

read Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie Hemphill 416 Pages


Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 10/910
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Author Books: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Jennifer Jensen (Literally Jen) (vampsita) 20.10 Group Read

I Am Number Four byPittacus Lore.

Posted in the Discussion thread.

This post: 20 Points
Total points: 20 Points
Completed Tasks: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0






Jennifer Jensen (Literally Jen) (vampsita) Ooops!

For Message 22, I forgot to put my Readerboard name. It is Jennifer UT.


Cindy LooHoo | 59 comments Like many others I started with
5.9 Shrimp on the Barbie
Deeper Love, A: Introduction to Centering Prayer by Elizabeth; Chalmers, Joseph Smith.

This post: 5

Total to Date = 5 points.
Books Read: 1
GR Authors: 0
Big Books: 0


Patricia | 426 comments 15.7 -- Lab Lit

Ape House by Sara Gruen

Total Points = 15


Kim | 202 comments I finished 10.10 by reading Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

Total Points: 10






Riona (rionafaith) I'm on the board!!

20.6 Young Adult Series
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling


Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 20
Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books: 1
Pages Read: 433
GoodReads Authors:
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





message 28: by Ashlea (last edited Mar 02, 2011 08:35PM) (new)

Ashlea Daune (AshyyDaune) | 45 comments 5.1 Waltzing Matilda
I read Never Slow Dance with a Zombie (256 pages) by E. Van Lowe
10.4. Elementary, my dear Watson
I read The Angel of Death (256 Pages) byAlane Ferguson

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 2
Pages Read: 512
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





Lindsey (Babies, Books, and Beyond) (MamaMunky) | 172 comments I'm LindseyMA and I completed another task.

Task 20.1 (Mardi Gras) - I read Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray (SD is in FATTUESDAY). Stephanie Dray is a goodreads' author.

Total Points: 30
Goodreads authors: 2


message 30: by Sheila (last edited Mar 04, 2011 12:22AM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1635 comments Thank you so much Kristi, Dlmrose and Sandy for committing to the challenge for another season. It is very much appreciated.


5.7 Going Green

Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman

I listened to the audiobook borrowed from the library. This was a great book to listen to and was narrated by one of my favorites - George Guidall.

10.4. Elementary, my dear Watson:

Faithful Place by Tana French

One of my reading goals for 2011 is to read all of the 2010 mystery books nominated for Edgar awards (the Oscars for mystery writers). This book is nominated for best novel.

Total Points = 15 Points



Jackie | 126 comments 10.4 Elementary, My Dear Watson-

I read Charade by Sandra Brown.


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


message 32: by Nick (last edited Mar 03, 2011 06:21AM) (new)

Nick (doily) | 671 comments Nickboy.

10.10 The Final Frontiers --

Dragon's Egg by Robert L. Forward 320 pages

My first post. A book so good I devoured it in 2 days, which is a little speedier than usual for me -- but that's the purpose of my entering this challenge, to kick-start myself into reading more.

Task Points: 10
Total Points: 10/910
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 320
Goodreads Authors: 0


message 34: by JennRenee (last edited Mar 03, 2011 10:22AM) (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 992 comments 15.10 Spring Break

read Wake By Lisa McCann

Lisa McCann is a good reads author

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 25/910
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Author Books: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





message 35: by Stesse (last edited Mar 03, 2011 07:44AM) (new)

Stesse | 271 comments STESSE

5.8 Blow Your Stack

Vacations from Hell by Libba Bray (280 p.)

Such a cute & light book - short stories so ideal for reading on the train on my way to work! And I'm happy to finally get this off my TBR list!

Points this Post: 5
Tasks Completed this Post: 1
Books Read this Post: 1
Pages Read this Post: 280
GoodReads Authors this Post: 0
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 10
Total Tasks Completed: 2
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 477
Total GoodReads Authors: 1
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 36: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Mar 03, 2011 08:48AM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1896 comments Jayme(the gostreader)

I completed task 5.7 Going Green by reading "Strawberry Shortcake Murder" by Joanne Fluke.

Task Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GR Authors: 0
Big Books 500+, 750+, 1000+



Task Points: 5
Total Points: 5


Rosemary | 537 comments 15.4 It's a Repeat:
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, 185 pages
GOODREADS AUTHOR

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 40
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 4
Goodreads Author Books: 1
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Rhiannon | 192 comments 5.1 Waltzing Matilda Last Dance Finished 3/1/11


5.4 Fan Club Apple Turnover Murder Finished 3/2/11
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/... Jill Wentzel


15.9 -- In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Island of the Blue Dolphins Finished 3/3/11



Total Point Earned: 25/885
Total Pages Read: 631/22126
Total Books Read: 3/60
Good Read Authours:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()



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Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1896 comments I love the Hanna Swensen series! I am reading Blueberry Muffin Murder now.


Kelly | 130 comments Kelly G.
20.5 Alliterative Author Association

City of Glass by: Cassandra Clare. Cassandra Clare is a Goodreads Author. Big Ticket Book - 541 pages.

Points this Task: 20
Total Points: 20
Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1
Big Ticket Books: (1) 500+ (0) 750+ (0) 1000+
Goodreads Authors: 1


Fran | 702 comments 10.1- Sing Out

I read First Step 2 Forever by Justin Bieber (pre-approved)

20.7- Shorter is Sweeter

I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (pre-approved)

The quote that reminds me of this book is... "I never felt comfortable with myself, because I was never part of the majority. I always felt awkward and shy and on the outside of the momentum of my friends' lives."
Steven Spielberg


Points for these tasks- 30
Total Points- 30
Goodreads Authors-
Tasks Completed- 2


Josalyn | 80 comments 20.7 Shorter is Sweeter

The Five Love Languages of Childrenby Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

The art of love... is largely the art of persistence. ~Albert Ellis

Points for this task: 20
Total Points: 20


Brenda | 78 comments 30.7 Title Connections

Black by Ted Dekker
Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen

Points: 30
Total Points: 30


message 44: by Sheila (last edited Mar 03, 2011 01:57PM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1635 comments 10.1. Sing Out:

Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter by Randy L. Schmidt

What a waste of such a great talent.

Total Points - 25 Points



Maggie (maggie4007) | 114 comments Completed Tasks
5 Points
5.3 -- Gimme Five - Lover Unbound

15 Points
15.10 -- Spring Break - Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Totals
Points: 20
Tasks: 2
Pages: 938
Books: 2
Goodreads Author: 2
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1896 comments I am reading several books for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder series. :)


♥Meagan♥ (fadedrainbows) | 104 comments 10.10 The Final Frontiers
I read Dracula by Bram Stoker.

20.10 Group Read
I read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and posted in the thread.

Points this post: 30
Total Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





message 48: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Mar 03, 2011 03:28PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1896 comments Repost
Jayme(the ghostreader)
I completed task 5.7 Going Green by reading "Strawberry Shortcake Murder" by Joanne Fluke. My edition was an ebook off my Nook.

Task Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GR Authors: 0
Big Books 500+, 750+, 1000+
Task Points: 5
Total Points: 5





Rosemary | 537 comments 20.6 Young Adult, Series, 400+ pages:
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series, #1) by Suzanne Collins, 454 pages

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 60
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 5
Goodreads Author Books: 1
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Nonodisco | 179 comments 15.8 From a Different Perspective

I read The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, which is written in the unusual first-person plural.

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 30

Total Tasks Completed: 2
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 486
Total GoodReads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


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