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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Mar 01, 2012 05:57AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (PassionforthePage) | 6562 comments Mod
THE SPRING 2012 CHALLENGE BEGINS ON MARCH 1, 2012 AND ENDS AT MIDNIGHT (EST) MAY 31, 2012.

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!


message 2: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1005 comments 10.1 Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
READ Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
Word Evil backwards is Live
Pages 552 Big Book Ticket

Points this Post: 10
Total points- 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Books read: 1
Pages Read : 552
GR Authors:
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)






message 3: by JenC. (new)

JenC. (jencornelius) | 553 comments Mount Vernon Love Story  A Novel of George and Martha Washington by Mary Higgins Clark

Task 5.3 - Let's hear it for the boys

From SRC member Joseph-Daniel's shelf, I read Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington by Mary Higgins Clark

Challenge total = 5


message 4: by Jodi (new)

Jodi (JodiA74) | 95 comments Jodi2
Task 5.5 – Possession

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

Points this Post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books read: 1


message 5: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 445 comments Cindy F

Task 10.9 I'm On Fire!

I read The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell

I am claiming a Big Book Ticket!

Points this post:10
Total points:10
Tasks com[leted:1
Books read:1
Goodreads Authors:0
Big Books:500+(1)750+(0)1000+(0)


message 6: by Bluemoon (new)

Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 1261 comments 5.5 - POSSESSION - Bright's Passage


TOTAL POINTS - 5
GOODREADS AUTHORS - 0
BIG BOOKS - 0







message 7: by Cindie (last edited Mar 01, 2012 06:04PM) (new)

Cindie Harp | 952 comments 5.2 Get Caught Reading

I read Tolstoy and the Purple Chair Tolstoy and the Purple Chair  My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch

*****Nina Sankovitch*** is a Good reads authorNina Sankovitch

total points: 5
GR authors: 1
tasks complete: 1
books read:1
pages read: 241


message 8: by Beth F. (new)

Beth F. (quietknitter) | 498 comments 5.1 Silhouette on the Shade
Still Life With Brass Pole by Craig Machen, a Goodreads author.
Still Life With Brass Pole by Craig Machen

Points: 5
GRA: 1


message 9: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 156 comments 10.2 Shot Heard Round the World Being George Washington by Glenn Beck Being George Washington by Glenn Beck

Spring total: 10 points


message 10: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (alibrarianslibrary) 30.3 Sheila/Kathy G's task: Spring Delights

Option 3: Read a book with a green cover
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1) by Louise Rennison by Louise Rennison

Option 4: Read a book showing two people on the cover (with two lips)
On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #2) by Louise Rennison by Louise Rennison

Points this Post: 30
Total points- 30/1090
Tasks Completed: 1/62
Books read: 2
Pages Read : 489
GR Authors:
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 11: by Cindy AL (new)

Cindy AL (cangelmd) | 644 comments Cindy AL

I took a challenge off last time so I was ready to go yesterday with this fun book from the library:

15.4 ABC's, 1/2/3's:

Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones

"Third" and "ahead"

Points in this post: 15
Total Points: 15/1090
Books: 1/82
Pages: 587
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books:500+ - (0), 750+ - (0),1000+ - (0)


message 12: by Gayla (new)

Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) 5.1 Silhouette on the Shade 
Read a book with a silhouette on the cover. 

The Healing  A Novel by Jonathan Odell by Jonathan Odell

(approved in task thread)

This Post: 5
Total Points: 5/1090
Tasks Completed: 1/61
Books Read: 1/86


message 13: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1752 comments Sheila

20.10 Group Read

I read The Night Circus and posted in the discussion thread post # 2.

Total Points = 20


message 14: by Lavinia (new)

Lavinia (geekymama) | 54 comments Lavinia

10.8 I Have A Question

What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty

("What" appears in title)

Points this Post: 10
Total points: 10/1090


message 15: by Sandy (last edited Mar 02, 2012 11:19AM) (new)

Sandy (sandyc88) | 393 comments Sandy MN

20.1. Most Improved: Jen C's Task - Clean those shelves!

Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione

Option 1: I owned this prior to March 1.

**Goodreads Author**

Total Points: 20
Total GR Authors: 1


message 16: by Bluemoon (new)

Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 1261 comments 10.10 - APRIL FOOL'S DAY - Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich.



Janet Evanovich is a Goodreads author.




TOTAL POINTS - 15
GOODREADS AUTHORS - 1
BIG BOOKS - 0







message 17: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (shorty_320) | 1382 comments STACIE MI

Task 10.4 - Fire Signs

I read a book by an author whose birthday is August 8th, making her a Leo:

Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Points this task: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Pages read: 294
Goodreads authors: 0
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 18: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 207 comments SUZANNE VN

Task 15.5 .........And XYZ

The Stone Monkey

Jeffery Deaver is a Goodreads Author

Big Books Item - 657 pp.

Points this Post: 15

Total Points: 15


message 19: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) Dawn (Kat N Hat)

SPRING CHALLENGE 2012: FIRE 1090

15.10 - Where There's Smoke.......
Read: Hallowed, Cynthia Hand 3/2/12
Requirement:a fire is central to the plot. A massive forest fire is a major plot focus and was set by one of the main characters.
Pages:302

Hallowed (Unearthly, #2) by Cynthia Hand

Points this Post:15
Total points: 15
Tasks Completed:1
Books read:1
Pages Read :302


message 20: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 204 comments 5.9 The Devil Made Me Do It: Devil's Food Cake Murder

10.5. All Fired Up! Joanne Fluke's Lake Eden Cookbook I am very passionate about learning how to cook.


Total Point Earned: 15/1000
Total Pages Read: 688/27438
Good Read Authors:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()





message 21: by Kathryn CA (last edited Mar 02, 2012 07:23PM) (new)

Kathryn CA (kathrynlouwCA) | 923 comments 20.4. Author!Author!: Skandia's Task - To be continued .... in Spring!
The Fellowship Of The Ring: The Lord Of The Rings Part One
I didn't participate in the Winter Challenge so this is the first book in a series.

Points This Post: 20
Total Points Earned: 20/1090
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 458
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 500 (0); 750 (0); 1000(0)


message 22: by Bea (new)

Bea | 1768 comments Party Time!

The Eye of Jade

309 ratings

Points: 20

Total Points: 20
Total Books Read; 1
Total Tasks Completed; 1
Total GR Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 0


message 23: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (alibrarianslibrary) 10.10. April Fools Day!

Read a humor book.

Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas by Louise Rennison

Points this Post: 10
Total points- 40/1090
Tasks Completed: 2/62
Books read: 3
Pages Read : 662
GR Authors:
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 24: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 156 comments 5.8 To-do List (TBR): Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr

Spring total: 15


message 25: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1752 comments 5.1 - Silhouette on the Shade



Dead By Midnight (Griffin Powell, #11) by Beverly Barton by Beverly Barton

appoved in help thread #69


Total Points = 25


message 26: by Jody (new)

Jody | 124 comments 5.8. Too long to do list
Bossypants

total challenge points so far = 5


message 27: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 2805 comments 5.1 Sihouette on the Shade

Finding Jack: A Novel Finding Jack  A Novel by Gareth Crocker by Gareth Crocker

5.2 Get caught reading

How to Read Prehistoric Monuments  Understanding Our Ancient Heritage by Alan Butler How to Read Prehistoric Monuments: Understanding Our Ancient Heritage by Alan Butler

Today's total: 10
Grand Total: 10


message 28: by Meagan (new)

Meagan | 125 comments 20.1 Clean Those Shelves
Option 1: Read a book that you own as of March 1
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

*David Levithan is a Goodreads Author*

Points this post: 20
Total Points: 20
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 0





message 29: by Judy (new)

Judy | 323 comments JUDY

Task #15.3 We go together like...
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet - rise and fall approved in the help thread

Task # 15.10 Where There's Smoke...
Flashback - firefighter

Points this post 15+15=30

Total points 30

Tasks completed 2
Books Read 2


message 30: by Jodi (new)

Jodi (JodiA74) | 95 comments Jodi2

Task 15.6 – They’re On Fire
Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resilience, And Redemption

New York Times Bestseller list January 8th - Laurie Hillenbrand

Points this Post: 15
Total points: 20
Tasks Completed: 2
Books read: 2


message 31: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Mar 03, 2012 08:26AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 546 comments Readerboard Name= Lindy-Lane

Task 10.7 Fuel to the Fire...read another book by an author you first read during the winter challenge:

I read another book by Sarah Andrews (who was new to me in the winter challenge). This time I read Tensleep  An Em Hansen Mystery by Sarah AndrewsTensleep: An Em Hansen Mystery 280 pages (3.1)


Points earned for this task: 10
Points Achieved to date: 10
Total # of Goodreads Authors: 0
Total # of Big Books:
500+ (0)
700+ (0)
1000+ (0)


message 32: by Keltie Lee (last edited Mar 03, 2012 08:33AM) (new)

Keltie Lee | 315 comments Keltie Lee

5.5 Possession
Beastly: Lindy's Diary
by Alex Flinn *GRA*

5.10 Good Minds Suggest
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger *GRA*

*suggested by Maggie Stiefvater*
518 pages Big Book Ticket

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks: 2
Books: 2
Goodread authors: 2
Big Book Tickets 500: 1


message 33: by Sandy (new)

Sandy (sandyc88) | 393 comments Sandy MN

20.3. Best Review: Chris MD's Task - Fiery Tunes

Song: SET ME on FIRE
Book:
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Total Points: 40
Total GR Authors: 1


message 34: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (Sureshot26) | 771 comments Jessica PDX

On the board!

5.3 - Let's Hear It For the Boys

From my friend James Thane's shelf:

The Best American Noir of the Century by James Ellroy, edited by James Ellroy

I am claiming a Big Book ticket for this one.

Points this Post: 5
Total Challenge Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+ - 1; 750+ - zero; 1000+ - zero


message 35: by Lindy-Lane (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 546 comments Readerboard Name= Lindy-Lane

Task 5.6 SRC Recommends...vote for a book on the SRC recommended books & read a book from that list that someone else recommended:

I chose to read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (at the time I selected it it was ranked #42) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (this is a GRA) 258 pages (3.3)

I voted for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (at the time I voted for it it was ranked #7).


Points earned for this task: 5
Points Achieved to date: 15
Total # of Goodreads Authors: 1
Total # of Big Books:
500+ (0)
700+ (0)
1000+ (0)


message 36: by Gayla (new)

Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) 5.2 Get Caught Reading 

Read a book with an image of a book on the cover or the word "book" or "read" in the title or subtitle.

A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers by Michael Holroyd

This Post: 5
Total Points: 10/1090
Tasks Completed: 2/61
Books Read: 2/86


message 37: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 156 comments 5.4 The Fire Within: all letters of F,I,R,E: The Afterlife Club by Jude Ryan ***GRA***

Spring total: 20


message 38: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (shorty_320) | 1382 comments STACIE MI

Task 15.5 - ...and X, Y, Z

I read:

You Are My Only by Beth Kephart

**Beth Kephart is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 15
Total points: 25
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2
Pages read: 550
Goodreads authors: 1
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 39: by Michelle (new)

Michelle  (mnmgbwi) | 198 comments Michelle WI

15.9 Geek Pride Day

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

points this post: 15
total points: 15
tasks completed: 1


message 40: by Jody (new)

Jody | 124 comments 20.6. Happy Rava Navami
Native American Dance: Ceremonies and Social Traditions

Total Challenge points =25


message 41: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1005 comments 15.7 Spring into Action-Froi of the Exiles by by Melina Marchetta (GRA)
593 pages claiming big book ticket.

Points this Post: 15
Total points- 25
Tasks Completed: 2
Books read: 2
Pages Read : 1,135
GR Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(2), 750+(0), 1000+(0)






message 42: by Susan (new)

Susan Storz | 421 comments 20.1-Clean Those Shelves

I read Good Harbor by Anita Diamant. I have had this book for well over a year.

20.6-Works Hard for the Money

I rolled a 1, and read Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen. She was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder.

Points this post:40
Total points: 40
Tasks completed:2
Books read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


message 43: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (Ms_Anderson) | 1350 comments 5.1 Silhouette
Crossing by Andrew Fukuda

5.2 Caught Reading
Nightmare at the Book Fair

5.3 Hear It for the Boys
A Tale Dark and Grimm
from Nathan's list

5.4 The FIRE Within
The Fire Within
(sorry, couldn't help myself)


Total: 20pts


message 44: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1752 comments 5.4 The FIRE Within

The Viking Funeral by Stephen J. Cannell


5.5 Possession

Mallory's Oracle by Carol O'Connell

Total Points = 35


message 45: by Kathryn CA (new)

Kathryn CA (kathrynlouwCA) | 923 comments 10.10. April Fools Day!
The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver

Points This Post: 10
Total Points Earned: 30/1090
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Pages Read: 943 (including partial reads)
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 500 (0); 750 (0); 1000(0)


message 46: by Christine US (new)

Christine US (ChristineUS) | 531 comments CHRISTINE US

Task 10.3 Run or Ride?

Dark Horse by Tami Hoag

TOTAL: 10


message 47: by Lavinia (new)

Lavinia (geekymama) | 54 comments Lavinia

5.4 The FIRE Within

Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

Points this Post: 5
Total points: 15/1090


message 48: by Kathy G. (last edited Mar 03, 2012 08:55PM) (new)

Kathy G. | 1690 comments Kathy G.

5.2 Get Caught Reading-

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt by Gary D. Schmidt

***The "book" on the desk was approved in the help thread- Posts 13-14***

Total Points- 5
Total Tasks- 1
Goodreads Authors- 0
Big Books- 0


message 49: by Lavinia (new)

Lavinia (geekymama) | 54 comments Lavinia

10.6 Middle Name Pride Day

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific - J. Maarten Troost

Points this post: 10
Total points: 25/1090


message 50: by Sheila (last edited Mar 03, 2012 11:04PM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1752 comments 10.1. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton

the word is NOW - WON

Total Points = 45


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