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THE WINTER 2011 CHALLENGE WILL BEGIN ON DECEMBER 1, 2011 AND END AT MIDNIGHT (EST) FEBRUARY 29, 2012.
This thread will open on DECEMBER 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!


Katrina (katrinajt) | 428 comments Thought I'd get us under way since the previous challenge finished at 3pm my time (yay Australia!) and I had that time off to get busy with my reading :)

Good luck everyone!

10.2 As You Like It

Gone by Michael Grant

*Michael Grant is a goodreads author*
*Gone is a big book at 558 pages*

I used recommendations based on my 'dystopian' shelf, and picked this one. I really enjoyed this one, so my recommendations shelf got something right. :)


Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0


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Meghanly | 190 comments Let the games begin!

15.4 Go green!

Green Witch (Green Angel, #2) by Alice Hoffman by Alice Hoffman

(One book that meets both categories, approved in the Task Help thread)

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


Sue T (SueTinge) | 1167 comments 15.5 Shiny and New

Death By Honeymoon by ***Goodreads Author Jaden Skye

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read:
GoodReads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+ (), 750+ (), 1000+ ()


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Beth F. (quietknitter) | 451 comments 5.3. Round Here......

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
The frames of Harry's glasses are round.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling

Total Points: 5


Rosemary | 553 comments 5.10 EARTH

50 Reasons to Say Goodbye by Nick Alexander
Last name begins with A.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


Christie Christie Guatemala

15.6 Read 'Em Their Writes!

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15


MJ | 120 comments MJ

5.7: Third Stone from the Sun
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5


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JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1004 comments 15.9 Hark The Harold Angels Sing read Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz - the vampires in this book are fallen angels.

Points this Post: 15
Total points- 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books read: 1
Pages Read : 342
GR Authors:
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





Katrina (katrinajt) | 428 comments 10.5 It's Summer Somewhere

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Set in the summer

*Jenny Han is a goodreads author*

Points this post: 10
Total points: 20
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0


Jennifer Hodges Young | 260 comments Jennifer KS

10.8 Hidden Gems

Buttons and Bones by Monica Ferris

It had 176 Ratings

Points this task 10
Total Points 10
Tasks done 1
Books read 1


Connie (Connie_G) | 353 comments 5.2 That bugs me!

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby.

It has an insect on the cover and title.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks: 1
Books: 1


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Aleksandra (AleksandraKonwa) | 695 comments Finished
10.2 As you like it
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning
recommendation based on my "fall challenge" shelf

* 555 pages

Task points 10
Total points 10
Total tasks 1
Total books 1

Big Books 500=1 750=0 1000=0
Goodreads authors = 0


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Sarah (MoragEpona) | 124 comments 10.5 It's Summer Somewhere
The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Books is set during Summer.

I also claim a GRA Ticket on this book, as it is written by Jenny Han

Task Points: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks done: 1
Books read: 1

tentative Readerboard Name: MoragEpona (posted in the appropriate thread.)


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Anwen Ross (AnwenRoss) | 28 comments 5.4 Let's Call It A Goal

It Matters Totally: Healing Food Addiction with A Course in Miracles by Marielle School and Lisa Natoli

One of my goals for 2012 is to lose weight, this book relates to that.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5

GR authors: 0
Big book tickets: 0
Tasks done: 1
Books read: 1


Midu Hadi | 742 comments 10.8 Hidden Gems:

13 Bullets (Vampires, #1) by David Wellington

Requirement: 943 ratings(less than 1000)
Points this post: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


Liora (chinquapin) Liora

15.9 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Where Angels Go by Debbie MacomberWhere Angels Go by Debbie Macomber

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


 Wendy  UK (WendyUK) | 656 comments 10.1 - Climb Every Mountain


A book which I added to my TBR list when it was first published in August 2010:

Kehua! by Fay Weldon

Glad I had this push to get round to reading it - I gave it 5 stars.


Total points 10





Midu Hadi | 742 comments 10.8 Hidden Gems:

Queen of Dragons (Drakon #3) by Shana Abé

Requirement: 3rd book in the series
Points this post: 05
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


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5.4 Let’s Call it a Goal!

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

My Goal is to read more books off the "1001 Books to Read Before You Die" List.

Points This Post:5
Total Challenge Points:5
Tasks Completed:1
Books Read:1


Sue T (SueTinge) | 1167 comments 5.6 Other People Liked It, Why Not Me?

New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb

Nominated in the Mystery/Thriller Category

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 20
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
GoodReads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+ (), 750+ (), 1000+ ()


JenC. (jencornelius) | 553 comments The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Task 5.1 - It's the greatest thing

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho *** GR Author***

Total GR Authors = 1

Challenge total = 5


Luckngrace | 156 comments 10.2 As You Like It: recommendation based on my TBR shelf High Country High Country (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, #12) by Nevada Barr by Nevada Barr

Challenge total: 10


Jennifer Hodges Young | 260 comments Jennifer KS

5.8. Jump!

The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies by Susan Wittig Albert It has 288 pages

Susan is a Good Reads Author

Points this task 5
Total Points 15
Tasks Done 2
Good Reads Author 1


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Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 659 comments 10.1. Climb Every Mountain

Read a book that's been on your TBR list (official Goodreads list or personal computer, written or mental list) for at least a year.

Ransom by David Malouf

Has been on my GoodReads TBR for two years.

This Post: 10
Total Points: 10/985
Tasks Completed: 1/57
Books Read: 1/79


Tani | 109 comments 15.9 - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Meridian by Amber Kizer

The main character is half-angel, as is her great aunt.

Also, Amber Kizer is a Goodreads author.

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


Katrina (katrinajt) | 428 comments 10.1 Climb Every Mountain

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

Been on mental tbr since I was at least 15, an am now 21. So glad to finally read it, was very enjoyable :)

Points this post: 10
Total points: 30
Tasks completed: 3
Books read: 3
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0


Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1951 comments Katrina, it's part of a 4 book series.


Katrina (katrinajt) | 428 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Katrina, it's part of a 4 book series."

I know, and now I need to read at least the next one, if not all of them!


Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1951 comments I read them all.


 Wendy  UK (WendyUK) | 656 comments 10.10 - The Winter Blues


I've been looking forward to reading this for ages - a five star comfort read!

The Dog who came in from the Cold by Alexander McCall Smith *Goodreads Author*


Total points 20





Kim KIM NY

5.8. Jump!

Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)adventures of Waverly Bryson by Maria Murnane.

The paperback edition of this book has 320 pages, which is divisible by 4.

Points this task: 5
Total points for challenge: 5


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Jodi (JodiA74) | 95 comments Jodi2

10.6 - Can't Wait Til Spring
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Jellicoe Road

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1


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Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1671 comments 5.4. Let’s Call it a Goal!


Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?: An Easy Plan for Losing Weight and Living More by Peter Walsh

My goal is as always to lose weight. At least in the past year I did manage to lose 35 pounds, so I guess setting goals is a good thing.


10.7 Featuring Earth:

The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler


Total Points = 15


***Note - I don't think I have EVER read a book with the word "butt" in the title before and I have started the winter challenge by reading two of them. Is there a trend here?


Bea | 1663 comments 15.10 Sweet!

The Feng Shui Detective

Total Points: 15

Books Read: 2
Tasks completed: 1


Midu Hadi | 742 comments Correcting post # 20:
5.7. Third stone from the sun:

Queen of Dragons (Drakon #3) by Shana Abé

Requirement: 3rd book in the series
Points this post: 05
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


Jody | 124 comments 5.4. Goal
King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Nutritious Whole Grains
I love baking but my goal is to incorporate more whole grains.


Felina | 346 comments 15.5 The Night Circus

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


Kristi (KristiLarson) | 186 comments Kristi CO

5.10 EARTH

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

*Tom Franklin is a Goodreads Author*

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


Butterflycager | 293 comments BUTTERFLYCAGER

30.2 Sheila’s Task: One Author – Two Series

Book 1: Dead in the Water by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak #3)

Book 2: Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow (Liam Campbell #1)

Dana Stabenow is a Goodreads Author.

Points this post: 30
Total challenge points: 30
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


Aleksandra (AleksandraKonwa) | 695 comments Finished

5.9 Trash treasure

Baby Proof by Emily Giffin

2 stars and is from Vivian`s bookshelf.

Task points 5
Total points 15
Total tasks 2
Total books 2
Big books 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0


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Aneeqah | 70 comments 10.7- Featuring Earth

I read Unearthly by Cynthia Hand.

UnEARTHly has the word "Earth" in it.

Cynthia Hand is a GR Author.

Points this task: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
GR Authors: 1
Big Books: 0


Michelle  (mnmgbwi) | 198 comments Michelle WI

10.9 Earth Signs

Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich (her birthday is April 22nd)

Points this task: 10
Total Points: 10


Mary Beth (MaryBethBaker) | 119 comments 10.8 Hidden Gems

The Naked Duke by Sally MacKenzie

Points this task: 10
Total Points: 10


Beth F. (quietknitter) | 451 comments 30.5 - Butterflycager's task: Christmas Carolling

1 - 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Santa Shop by Tim Greaton, a Goodreads author

2 - 'Still, Still, Still' - Still Life With Murder by P.B. Ryan

Total Points: 35
Goodreads authors: 1


Miranda | 49 comments 5.1. It’s the Latest Thing!

The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


Luckngrace | 156 comments 5.7-3rd in a series: A Sparrow Falls
560 pages = BIG BOOK by Wilbur A. Smith

Challenge total=15


Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 1205 comments 10.2 - AS YOU LIKE IT - I took a recommendation from Young Adult and read The Devil's Arithmetic. I really liked this book.


TOTAL POINTS - 10
GOODREADS AUTHORS - 0
BIG BOOKS - 0





Deedee | 1161 comments Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason
15.6 Read 'Em Their Writes!: January is CrimeStoppers Month- Read a book with a police officer or law enforcement professional as a significant character or subject.

Jar City (Erlendur Sveinsson #3) (2000) by Arnaldur Indriðason, translated by Bernard Scudder (Hardcover, 275 pages)
Required: Please identify the character: Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson

0 + 15 = 15




Tasks Completed: 1
Points for this task: 15
Points thus far: 15
Books read: 1
Pages Read: 275
Read but not claimed: 0


Bec (foreverfnm) | 129 comments 15.6 - Read 'Em Their Wrights!

I read Dead Men's Dust by Matt Hilton.

The main character was tracking down a serial killer and it explored the fact that traditional law enforcement could't track him down.

Task points: 15
Total points: 15
Total tasks: 1
Total books: 1
Pages: 325
Big books: 0


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