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message 1: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
May 2011: Drop Everything And Read Day- Read a book whose title or author's last name starts with D, E, A or R.

Hope you have time to Drop Everything and Read sometime this month! :)


Lydia (LoverofInformation) | 594 comments The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Talk about a drop everything book! This sequence to Life As We Knew It is amazingly powerful! It is a difficult book to read -- your emotions will run high. But, wow!


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Lydia wrote: "The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Talk about a drop everything book! This sequence to Life As We Knew It is amazingly powerful! It is a difficu..."


Wow is right! The whole series made me a bit crazy for a while.


message 4: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (last edited May 12, 2011 07:41PM) (new)

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Completed Tasks: May

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg 5/6/11

Points Earned this month: 2
Total Points: 86


Loved this modernization of Pride and Prejudice!!!!


Cathy | 136 comments I read The Dark and Hollow Places

The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #3) by Carrie Ryan


2 Points
Total Points: 70


message 6: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (last edited May 12, 2011 07:41PM) (new)

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Completed Tasks: May

Extras by Scott Westerfeld 5/12/11

Points Earned this month: 3
Total Points: 87



Lydia (LoverofInformation) | 594 comments I also just finished Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda.

This book is definitely awesome. It is a sequel to The Devil's Kiss! I really enjoyed this book about the Knight's Templar. The protagonist is Billi SanGreal, the daughter of the head of the Knights (who, of course, is named Arthur). Previously Billi has been forced to kill the Oracle she loved, and in this sequel is faced with the same dilemma -- only this Oracle is a little girl of 9 yrs. old. Sarwat Chadda is a worthy writer.


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments Kellee wrote: "May 2011: Drop Everything And Read Day- Read a book whose title or author's last name starts with D, E, A or R.

Hope you have time to Drop Everything and Read sometime this month! :)"


Does the book have to be a particular length?


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Kayla | 40 comments Read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Points Earned: 2
Total Points: 20


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

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
Completed Tasks: May

Everfound by Neal Shusterman 5/18/11

Points Earned this month: 4
Total Points: 88



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Rachel wrote: "Read The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson"

Welcome to the board Rachel!!


Rachel | 7 comments Kellee wrote: Welcome to the board Rachel!!"


Thank you very much. :) I'm new to this so...


Rachel | 7 comments I guess I have 2 points


Stefanie Hey,

I just joined this group not too long ago. I completed the May 2011 challenge by reading the book The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Thanks!

Stef


Stefanie Oh I also read Wither by Lauren DeStefano and Room by Emma Donoghue this month. Do they count??


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Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
Rachel wrote: "I guess I have 2 points"

Yes ma'am you do :)


message 20: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
Stef wrote: "Oh I also read Wither by Lauren DeStefano and Room by Emma Donoghue this month. Do they count??"

Yes, they'd all count, so you have earned 4 points so far.


Kristen | 1046 comments I finally read a challenge book this month - :) Ashes, Ashes.


message 22: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
Kristen wrote: "I finally read a challenge book this month - :) Ashes, Ashes."

OOOOO Looks good.


Kayla | 40 comments Read Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Points Earned: 1
Total Points: 21


Kristen | 1046 comments Kellee - it was a lot slower than I was expecting but a lot more believable than I've read in a while. So I liked it for that aspect.


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Kristen wrote: "Kellee - it was a lot slower than I was expecting but a lot more believable than I've read in a while. So I liked it for that aspect."

As believable as Life as we Knew it? Apocalyptic books really scare me...


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments D- Disney after Dark by Ridley Pearson- 2 points

Total Points- 26


Kristen | 1046 comments Not as scary, it takes place a few months after the reactions/plague/etc so you miss a lot of the chaos and fear that you see in Life as We Knew It.


Lydia (LoverofInformation) | 594 comments A - Adventures of a Bird-Shit Foreigner by Sulayman X

This is a really disturbing book and VERY hard to find.

I don't know how many points I have.


message 29: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
Kristen wrote: "Not as scary, it takes place a few months after the reactions/plague/etc so you miss a lot of the chaos and fear that you see in Life as We Knew It."

Hm... The fear is usually what does it for me with post-apocalyptic books.... What makes it so interesting?


Kristen | 1046 comments Kellee wrote: "Kristen wrote: "Not as scary, it takes place a few months after the reactions/plague/etc so you miss a lot of the chaos and fear that you see in Life as We Knew It."

Hm... The fear is usually what..."


Intrigue for me.. although the book left a lot of questions open. I think I just enjoyed the realism and characters mostly. :)


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Brandi wrote: "A - Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Total Points: 5"


Welcome back Brandi :)


Brandi (Librandian) | 199 comments Thanks! I had to read so many books from reading lists for school book talks, that it was just a matter of coincidence to find one that fit the criteria. Hopefully I'll be able to get back in the game now!


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Jodi | 3 comments Posted in the wrong thread on 1st try, hope I got it right this time.

May 2011 Drop Everything and Read challenge
(D) Divergent by Veronica Roth

Points earned = 2
Total Points = 2


message 36: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
Jodi wrote: "Posted in the wrong thread on 1st try, hope I got it right this time.

May 2011 Drop Everything and Read challenge
(D) Divergent by Veronica Roth

Points earned = ..."


Yes- this is it :)
Welcome to the board!


message 37: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
Completed Tasks: May

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan 5/28/11

Points Earned this month: 5
Total Points: 89



message 38: by Jennifer W, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1123 comments Mod
Kellee wrote: "Completed Tasks: May

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan 5/28/11


Was it as good as Percy? I'm almost done listening to book 4, I love that series!


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

Jennifer W | 1123 comments Mod
Anahita's Woven Riddle 5/29/11

2 points

Total: 31 points


Courtney Hare (cmh97) | 17 comments Im reading the blood that bonds but her name starts with a c oh well guess ill have to read my other book :)


message 41: by Jennifer W, WT Co-Moderator (last edited May 30, 2011 08:57AM) (new)

Jennifer W | 1123 comments Mod
Courtney, with our on-going challenge, you are allowed to go back and earn 1 point for 1 book read after the month. You may be able to find another month where that book would work!


Courtney Hare (cmh97) | 17 comments Oh ok that would be great thanks :)


message 43: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (last edited May 30, 2011 09:27AM) (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
Jennifer W wrote: "Kellee wrote: "Completed Tasks: May

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan 5/28/11

Was it as good as Percy? I'm almost done listening to book 4, I love that series!"


I am Percy-biased, so... I haven't liked Lost Hero or Red Pyramid as much as Percy. :) However, everything Riordan does is so good and Red Pyramid is no different.

Oh and btw book 5 is PHENOMENAL!! Enjoy :)


Jodi | 3 comments Kellee wrote: "Jodi wrote: "Posted in the wrong thread on 1st try, hope I got it right this time.

May 2011 Drop Everything and Read challenge
(D) Divergent by Veronica Roth

Poi..."


Yeah! Thanks for letting me know.
Additional completed May 2011 D.E.A.R.challenge task
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
points earned: 1
total points: 3


Cathy | 136 comments I read the The Emerald Atlas
The Emerald Atlas (Books of Beginning) by John  Stephens

1 point

Total Points: 71


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments I am currently listening to The Emerald Atlas on audio. Jim Dale is the narrator and he is amazing. Those of you who have listened to Harry Potter on audio would be familiar with Jim Dale.


message 47: by Jennifer W, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1123 comments Mod
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

1 point

Total: 32 points

I don't usually read series back to back, but I may have to make an exception for Percy!


message 48: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) wrote: "I am currently listening to The Emerald Atlas on audio. Jim Dale is the narrator and he is amazing. Those of you who have listened to Harry Potter on audio would be familiar with ..."

He is one of the best narrators ever!!!


message 49: by Kellee, WT Co-Moderator (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
Jennifer W wrote: "The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

1 point

Total: 32 points

I don't usually read series back to back, but I may have to make an exception for Percy!"


And you won't wanna stop until you're done :)


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

Kellee (KelleeMoye) | 2115 comments Mod
Completed Tasks: May

Red Glove by Holly Black 5/31/2011

Points Earned this month: 6
Total Points: 90



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