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message 201: by Sue T (new)

Sue T (SueTinge) | 1211 comments 10.8 Come on, Eat your Spinach (fruit/veggie in title)

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 4
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 202: by Kim (new)

Kim (goodreadscomkimber) | 691 comments Readerboard Name: Kimber

10.9 No Lawyer Jokes!

I read Drop Shot by Harlan Coben. The main character of this series is a former pro athlete, sports agent, sleuth AND lawyer. In this book, he actually represents a few clients in addition to his other interests.

This task: 10
Tasks completed: 3
Total points earned: 25
GR Authors: 0
Big Book: 1/500+


message 203: by Ashlea (last edited Mar 08, 2011 10:02AM) (new)

Ashlea Daune (AshyyDaune) | 45 comments 30.2. Sheila's Task: Sheila’s Guilty Pleasures
I read Captivate (American Idol:Carrie Underwood) 273 pages, Carrie Jones is a good reads author
and I read Eternal (Dancing with the stars: Emmitt Smith) 320 Pages
20.7 Shorter is Sweeter. Tami's task: Quips and Quotes
My quote is "Why do we try so hard to fit in, when we were born to stand out" I read Define "Normal"
208 pages (It goes with the quote because in the book Jazz, does everything she can, to stand out, and Antonia does everything she can to fit in)
Points this post: 50
Total Points: 65
Tasks Completed: 4
Pages Read: 1313
Books Read: 5
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





message 204: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1046 comments Time to get on the board!

20.6. Young Adult Series

Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Tantalize Book #3, 480 pages

I've read more, but they are all for 2 book tasks.

Points This Post: 20
Grand Total: 20


message 205: by Maggie (new)

Maggie (maggie4007) | 114 comments I completed task 5.4. One of my favorite authors is Diana Gabaldon. The fan I chose is http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/25.... I read Halfway to the Grave, which is one of Kate's 5 star books. The author, Jeaniene Frost, is a goodreads author.

Thanks!

Completed Tasks
5 Points
5.3 -- Gimme Five - Lover Unbound
5.4 -- Fan Club - Halfway to the Grave

15 Points
15.4 -- It's a Repeat - A. Murder With Puffins and B. Murder Uncorked
15.10 -- Spring Break - Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Totals
Points: 40
Tasks: 4
Books: 5
Pages: 1835

Goodreads Author: 2
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 206: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 126 comments 30.4 "Like I Need an Excuse"

Part A-Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search and Rescue Dog by Susannah Charleson - I would love to get into volunteering with animals at a shelter. This book is about training a search and rescue dog. A little drawn out but the ending made up for it.

Part B- Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. It's not clear in the description but the main character travels with his servant Passepartout.



Task Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 3
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Total Points: 40


message 207: by Beth (new)

Beth (MommaLioness) | 608 comments 10.3 BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH - The Light Bearer by Donna Gillespie
***Big Book Ticket 1024pgs***

10.4 ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON - Don't Blink by James Patterson
***GoodReads Author***

15.9 IN LIKE A LION, OUT LIKE A LAMB - Spirit Fox by Mickey Zucker Reichert

Points: 35
Tasks: 3
Books: 3
Pages: 1872
GR Author: 1
Big Book Ticket 1000+: 1

Total Points: 55
Total Tasks: 6
Total Books: 6
Total Pages: 2960
GR Authors: 2
Big Books 1000+: 1


message 208: by Meagan (new)

Meagan | 125 comments 15.7 Lab Lit
A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 60
Books Read: 5
Tasks Completed: 5
Big Ticket Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
Goodreads Authors:




message 209: by Nick (last edited Mar 11, 2011 07:13AM) (new)

Nick (doily) | 802 comments Nickboy

5.10 Kia Ora (a translation) -- If On a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino 260 pages

translated from the Italian by William Weaver

Task Points: 5
Total Points: 40/910
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 5
Pages Read: 1038
Goodreads Authors: 0


message 210: by Heather (new)

Heather | 274 comments Heather KS

Task 10.1 Sing Out I read The Beginning

It was fun, but not near as much fun as an actual episode! :)

New point total: 20


message 211: by Gayla (new)

Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 659 comments 5.5 I'm Tellin':

Read a book with "Brother(s)", "Sister(s)", or "Sibling(s)" in the title.

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown is a GoodReads Author.

This Post: 5
Total Points: 55
Tasks Completed: 4/54
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 212: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1781 comments 5.5 I'm Tellin'

Sisters by Danielle Steel

Total Points = 165



message 213: by Sandie (new)

Sandie (chocdrop) | 214 comments 20.10 Group Read

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I have made a post in the Group Read discussion thread (post 6).

This Post: 20
Total Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 3
Goodreads Authors: 0 ()
Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 214: by Katy (new)

Katy | 353 comments 10.5 2-word title

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Total Points: 30


message 215: by Cindie (last edited Mar 08, 2011 04:55PM) (new)

Cindie Harp | 979 comments 5.7 Going Green

I read Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert. I got it at the library

total points: 20
books read: 4/67
tasks completed:2/54
task in progress: 1
pages read: 1459
Goodreads authors:
Big Books 500 (0) 750 (1) 1000 (0)






message 216: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 149 comments ERIN C.

5.8 Blow Your Stack

Stories I Stole by Wendell Steavenson

I added this to my To Read stack on 11/23/2010.

Task Points: 5
Grand Total: 30
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 5
Pages Read: 1,327
Goodreads Author Books: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 217: by ♥Meagan♥ (new)

♥Meagan♥ (fadedrainbows) | 104 comments 20.7 Shorter is Sweeter

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" Ghandi

I read The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods by Julia Butterfly Hill.

Points this post: 20
Total Points: 55
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 4
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





message 218: by Lisa P (new)

Lisa P | 67 comments LISA NC

30.7 Title Connections (Option A)

Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin

Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall

Dianne Duvall is a Goodreads Author

This post: 30 points
Total: 30 points


message 219: by Fran (new)

Fran | 714 comments 20.1- Lassiez Les Bon Temps Roulee!

I read Caressa's Knees by Annabel Joseph (initials A.J.)

*Annabel Joseph is a Goodreads Author*




Points for this task- 20
Total Points- 100
Goodreads Authors- 3
Tasks Completed- 6


message 220: by Jane(Janelba) (last edited Mar 08, 2011 06:57PM) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (Janelba) Janelba


Task #5.4 - Fan Club (Linda Lael Miller) person chosen Angela - Twelfth Night or, What You Will by William Shakespeare - Finished 3/7

Task #15.6 - The Truth Is ... I read The Old Man and The Sea and was intrigued by Ernest Hemingway so I have chosen Michael Palin's Hemingway's Adventure - Michael Palin - Finished 3/8

Total Points This Post : 20
Total Points in Challenge: 55
Books Read : 6
Tasks Completed : 6
Pages read : 1768
GR Authors : 1
Big Book Tickets: 500+ (0); 750+(1); 1000+(0)

Previous Tasks Completed:


5.5; 5.7; 5.9
20.6


message 221: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Dreibelbeis (NicoleDreibelbeis) | 134 comments NICOLE VA

20.4 Author, Author. Tracyj's Task: The Royal Wedding

I read Illyria by Elizabeth Hand.

The author's first name (Elizabeth) is the same as Kate Middleton's middle name.

Total points= 40


message 222: by Carly (new)

Carly | 229 comments Carly

5.8 Blow Your Stack

I read Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland.

I added Scones and Sensibility to my To Read stack on January 27, 2011.

Lindsay Eland is a Goodreads Author.

Points This Task: 5
Total Points: 25
Tasks Completed: 3
Tasks in Progress: 0
Books Read: 3
GoodReads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Pages Read: 722


message 223: by Meagan (new)

Meagan | 125 comments 20.8 Jayme VA's Task: The Night I Was Born
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

Points this post: 20
Total Points: 80
Books Read: 6
Tasks Completed: 6
Big Ticket Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
Goodreads Authors:




message 224: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 553 comments 20.10 Group Read
Outlander: the edition I read has the UK title Cross Stitch, 864 pages
I have posted on the discussion thread (post #3)
BIG BOOK 750+

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 160
Tasks Completed: 12
Books Read: 12
Goodreads Author Books: 2
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(1), 1000+(1)


message 225: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lbhick) | 540 comments Lisa MD

COMPLETED TASKS:

5.9 Shrimp on the Barbie:
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry READ 3.6.11

20.4 Author, Author. Tracyj's Task: The Royal Wedding
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain READ 3.4.11

20.5. Bigger is Better. Rachel Renee's Task: Alliterative Authors Association
Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain READ 3.2.11

20.7 Shorter is Sweeter. Tami's task: Quips and Quotes
Quote: The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ~Thomas Jefferson
Family Affair by Debbie Macomber READ 3.9.11

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COMPLETED TASKS: 4/54
TOTAL POINTS: 65/910
BOOKS READ: 4/71
GOODREAD AUTHORS:
BIG BOOKS:


message 226: by JennRenee (last edited Mar 09, 2011 05:56AM) (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1054 comments 20.1. Most Improved Player. Cindy AL's Task: Lassiez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Read Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 70/910
Total pages 1348
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 5
Goodreads Author Books: 2
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)






message 227: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Dreibelbeis (NicoleDreibelbeis) | 134 comments NICOLE VA

25.1. Coralie's Task:In my Backyard

I chose d)Read a book where a main character works in the food preparation industry. I read The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski. The main character, Sheridan, is a cake designer/decorator for her family's bakery and her dad's restaurant.

For my other option I chose i) Read a book where a main character works in the film or TV industry. I read Close to Famous by Joan Bauer. One of the main characters, Miss Charleena is teaching the narrator, Foster, how to read. Charleena is a movie star who takes on a voice over role for an animated film during the book.

Christina Mandelski is a GoodReads author.

Total points = 65


message 228: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (AleksandraKonwa) | 739 comments Finished

15.10 Spring break
New York Valentine by Carmen Reid

Task points 15
Total points 45
Total tasks 2
Total books 3


message 229: by Kate (new)

Kate Prentice Kate.x

10.8 Come on, Eat your spinach. I read
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...
Which has fruit and veg on the cover.

Total points = 10

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


message 230: by Wendy UK (new)

 Wendy  UK (WendyUK) | 678 comments 15.2 - Blurb It


American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld *Big Book* 640 pages

'My favourite book of the year' Kate Atkinson(On the front cover) American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson


Total points to date 30





message 231: by Pinky_rocks (last edited Mar 09, 2011 05:29AM) (new)

Pinky_rocks | 68 comments 5.3 Gimme Five
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon

5.7 Going green
I listened to the audiobook version of Der Menschenräuber

10.5 It takes two
Mini Shopaholic

15.3 Earth Day
For option B I read The Pillars of the Earth which I started for the Winter challenge but couldn't finish. At the start of the spring challenge I was on page 437.
And for option C I read True Lies Of A Drama Queen which I had borrowed from a friend.

Total points: 35
Tasks completed: 4





message 232: by Tami (new)

Tami W | 189 comments 30.4 Dimrose's task -
A. Nonfiction book - read Rachael Ray's Look and Cook by Rachael Ray - instead of housework, I would love to cook up new meals to try.
B. Read Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris - main character has a cleaning service.

Points this task 30
total points 55


message 233: by Tracy (last edited Mar 09, 2011 06:52AM) (new)

Tracy (iowadreamer) | 21 comments I'm just getting started -- my first time back on a Seasonal Challenge since last summer, and I'm so excited! I spent HOURS yesterday choosing the rest of my books, and I already have one to post and another half done. Yippee! :)

20.6 Seasoned Reader -- Finished N.D. Wilson's "100 Cupboards" 100 Cupboards  by N.D. Wilson and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. Well written!


message 234: by Isabell (new)

Isabell (Purzel) | 247 comments 5.8 Blow Your Stack

Herz aus Stahl: Paul Flemmings fünfter Fall by Jan Beinßen (The title translates approximately to "Steel Heart"); 223 pages

This has been on my TBR shelf since April 08, 2010. I didn't like this one nearly as much as the previous two books I read from the series.

Task Points: 5
Total Points: 20/910
Tasks Completed: 3
Books Read: 3
Pages Read: 786
Goodreads Authors: 1


message 235: by Beth F. (new)

Beth F. (quietknitter) | 514 comments 15.1 - The Land Down Under
Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan

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Points Claiming: 15
Total Points: 65


message 236: by Sandy (new)

Sandy (sandyc88) | 393 comments Sandy MN

Task 10.1 Sing out
Book: Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel, 128 pages

Points this Task: 10
Total Points: 15
Total Tasks Completed: 2
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 442
Goodreads Author Books: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 237: by Kim D (last edited Mar 09, 2011 08:44AM) (new)

Kim D (kdimattia) | 188 comments KimD

15.8 From a Different Perspective-Goodreads Author

I read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Told from a dog's point of view. 3 1/2*

Total Points: 15
GoodReads Authors: 1


message 238: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 149 comments ERIN C.

5.5 I'm Tellin'

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen

Task Points: 5
Grand Total: 35
Tasks Completed: 6
Books Read: 6
Pages Read: 1,743
Goodreads Author Books: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 239: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 78 comments BRENDA MO

15.6 The Truth Is...

The Only Boy in the World: A Father Explores the Mysteries of Autism by Michael Blastland

Inspired by Marcelo In The Real World by Francisco X. Stork also House Rules by Jodi Picoult (Autism/Aspergers)

Points: 15
Total Points: 95


message 240: by Sheila (last edited Mar 09, 2011 09:49AM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1781 comments 25.3. Mrs. Soule's Task: A Better World

Book A. Read a fiction title where a main character works in one of these areas.

Executive Power by Vince Flynn (Military - Improving Safety)

Book B. Read a non-fiction title about one of these areas. This can include a biography of someone working in these areas.

From the Bottom Up: One Man's Crusade to Clean America's Rivers by Chad Pregracke (Protecting the natural environment – ecologists, environmental activists)

When Chad Pregracke first started on his crusade to clean up the Mississippi River I thought he was some sort of hippie tree hugger, but after several years of watching and participating in his cause I want to say that he is the real deal. More of us should have the passion for our environment that Chad Pregracke has. If you are interested in learning more here is a link to his website. http://www.livinglandsandwaters.org/A...

Total Points = 190



message 241: by Joanna (last edited Mar 09, 2011 10:34AM) (new)

Joanna (Walker) | 248 comments Joanna T

Task 20.1 Cindy AL's Task: Lassiez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Glass Soup by Jonathan Carroll

Choice 1: J, C are contained in required letters.

Total points: 55


message 242: by MsOPP (new)

MsOPP | 130 comments 10.2. Say what?:

When a Texan Gambles



15.9 -- In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater (wolf on bottom left of cover) by Maggie Stiefvater

**GOODREADS AUTHOR**


Points This Post: 25
Total Points: 155
Tasks Completed: 12
Books Read: 13
Goodreads Authors: 5
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 243: by Carla (new)

Carla (carlajones) | 77 comments 30.5 Birthday Book
My birthday is March 4, and I read:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling from Deirdre's shelf - I'd also like to claim a big book ticket please.

I also read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins from Jackie Hawkeye's shelf.

Total Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 2
Pages Read: 1027
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 244: by [deleted user] (new)

Readerboard Name: Gina NY

Task 10.9 No Lawyer Jokes--

Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
Main character is a distrct attorney.

Total Points: 50 Points


message 245: by Stesse (new)

Stesse | 271 comments STESSE

15.1 -- The Land Down Under
A. Read one book with the words “Down” and “Under” anywhere in the title, subtitle, or author’s name.

First Big Crush by Eric Arnold (The full title of the book is "First Big Crush: The Down and Dirty on Making Great Wine Down Under)

15.4 -- It's a Repeat
April 11th is International Louie, Louie Day. In addition, Oceania is the home of many repetitive place names (Pago Pago, Wagga Wagga, and Woy Woy, for example). For this task:
A. Read one book with a word in the title that repeats

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel R. Delany

I wouldn’t have read this except the blurb talked about urban planning and the revitalization of Times Square. I’m a planner, so I thought this would be right up my alley. Alas, much of it focused on the “BEFORE” parts of the Times Square revitalization – specifically the activities in the many movie theaters. It was, um, interesting. On the other hand, I did learn that a “fish” is a woman in gay terminology. That said, it was a well-written set of essays from a viewpoint I hadn’t considered.

Points this Post: 30
Tasks Completed this Post: 2
Books Read this Post: 2
Pages Read this Post: 480
GoodReads Authors this Post: 0
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 105
Total Tasks Completed: 8
Total Books Read: 10
Total Pages Read: 3126
Total GoodReads Authors: 1
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 246: by ♥Meagan♥ (new)

♥Meagan♥ (fadedrainbows) | 104 comments I wouldn’t have read this except the blurb talked about urban planning and the revitalization of Times Square. I’m a planner, so I thought this would be right up my alley. Alas, much of it focused on the “BEFORE” parts of the Times Square revitalization – specifically the activities in the many movie theaters. It was, um, interesting. On the other hand, I did learn that a “fish” is a woman in gay terminology. That said, it was a well-written set of essays from a viewpoint I hadn’t considered.

I wish I would have known you were reading it. It's for my cultural studies lit class about space and subcultures-and my teacher told me what it was about, I would have warned you.

Either way, I am glad you at least found it interesting and well written (I have to read through the first part tonight for class tomorrow and I am enjoying it so far, also finding it very well written).


message 247: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Hodges Young | 260 comments Jennifer KS

5.7 Going Green A Thread of Truth by Marie Bostwick
A Good Reads Author

My mom and I trade off books and I got this one from her.

Points this task 5
Total Points 5
Task Complete 1
Books Read 1
Pages read 352
Good Reads Authors 1


A Thread of Truth by Marie Bostwick


message 248: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Hodges Young | 260 comments Jennifer KS

15.8 -- From a Different Perspective
The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri she is a Goodreads Author

Each chapter is from each of the ladies in the books perspective.

Points this task 15
Total Points 20
Tasks Complete 2
Books Read 2
Pages Read 656
Goodreads Authors 2
The Lace Makers of Glenmara  A Novel by Heather Barbieri


message 249: by MsOPP (new)

MsOPP | 130 comments 15.4 -- It's a Repeat

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

**GOODREADS AUTHOR**

Got this from the library today and read it after I stuck dinner in the oven.

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 170
Tasks Completed: 13
Books Read: 14
Goodreads Authors: 6
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 250: by Bluemoon (new)

Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 1300 comments BLUEMOON

20.1 - MARDI GRAS - I chose option 1 and read The Quilter's Apprentice which I enjoyed and gave 4*.

This will give me 60 points.






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