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message 151: by Christie (new)

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15.9 - Geek Pride Day

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is a Goodreads author.

Points this post: 15
Total points: 40
Goodreads authors: 2

message 152: by Carly (new)

Carly | 232 comments Carly

20.9 Lucky Me!: Bea's Task - I Can’t Wait for Spring!

Option 3: Spring Words

Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs

"Green" is one of the approved words.

Points This Task: 20
Total Points: 35
Tasks Completed: 2
Tasks in Progress:
Books Read: 2
GoodReads Authors:
Big Books: 500+(-), 750+(-), 1000+(-)
Pages Read: 494

message 153: by Wendy UK (new)

 Wendy  UK (WendyUK) | 691 comments 10.7 - Fuel to the Fire

A book by an author I first read during the winter challenge:

The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh **Big Book** 552 pages

I read Sea of Poppies during the winter challenge, that was the first book by Amitav Ghosh that I've read.

Total points 25

message 154: by Judy (new)

Judy | 362 comments JUDY

Task # 30.3 Spring Delights
Option 4 - Tulips (Two Lips) The Inconvenient Laws of Attraction by Trish Wylie
Option 5 - der Fruhling Inherited: Expectant Cinderella- cinDERella

Points this post 30

Total points 90

Tasks completed 4
Books Read 6

message 155: by Joy Marie (new)

Joy Marie (JoyMarie) | 133 comments Joy Marie

20.8 Party Time!

Read Amulet by Michael McDowell

Has 54 ratings as of today on the book's main page.

Total Points: 20

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Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 586 comments Readerboard Name= Lindy-Lane

Task 15.3 We go one book that contains two words that are commonly linked together as a pair in its title:

I read Coffee, Tea, or Murder? (Murder, She Wrote, #27) by Jessica FletcherCoffee, Tea, or Murder? by Jessica Fletcher (3.6)

Points earned for this task: 15
Points Achieved to date: 30
Total # of Goodreads Authors: 1
Total # of Big Books:
500+ (0)
700+ (0)
1000+ (0)

message 157: by Lindy-Lane (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 586 comments Readerboard Name= Lindy-Lane

Task 15.2 Dewey be two non-fiction books, each from a different "century" of the Dewey Decimal System:

I read from the Dewey Decimal "century" of 791.45 The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes (3.4)

I read from the Dewey Decimal "century" of 294.3 Just One Thing Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time by Rick HansonJust One Thing: Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time by Rick Hanson (3.7)

Points earned for this task: 15
Points Achieved to date: 45
Total # of Goodreads Authors: 1
Total # of Big Books:
500+ (0)
700+ (0)
1000+ (0)

message 158: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 500 comments Cindy F

Task 20.1 Clean Those Shelves

For option 1: Read a book I have owned before March 1

I read Curious Wineby Katherine V. Forrest

Points this post:20
Total points:60
Tasks completed:3
Books read:4
Goodreads Authors:0
Big books:500+(1)750+(0)1000+(0)

message 159: by Keltie Lee (new)

Keltie Lee | 315 comments Keltie Lee

10.4. Fire Signs
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
by J.K. Rowling

*Rowling was born July 31, 1965*

10.5. All Fired Up!
Crush du Jour
by Micol Ostow GRA

*Due to new diet restrictions I have recently fallen in love with cooking, so I read a book about a girl who teaches a cooking class*

Points this post: 20
Total points: 30
Tasks: 4
Books: 4
Goodread authors: 3
Big Book Tickets 500: 1

message 160: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (Ms_Anderson) | 1480 comments 5.5 Possessives
Anastasia's Secret

5.6 SRC Recommends
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (#102)
To the list I added, among other things, Hate List.

5.7 Paris in Spring
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

5.8 To-Do List
The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr
Had been on my list since 2010, and I wish I hadn't waited so long--it was amazing!

5.9 Devil Made Me Do It
I, Lucifer: Finally, the Other Side of the Story

5.10 Good Minds
After Tupac and D Foster
Jacqueline Woodson was on the list of people who recommended books

Total: 30 + 20 (from earlier) = 50 points

message 161: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 844 comments Nick KY

15.2 Dewey Be Different
Book 1: from the 700’s Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Bob Dylan, 320 pages, Dewey Call No: 782.42
Book 2: from the 900’s The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul, 173 pages, Dewey Call No: 973.93

Task Points this Post: 15
Total Points: 70
Total Pages: 2,818
Big Books: 750+ (1)

message 162: by Fran (last edited Mar 08, 2012 12:42PM) (new)

Fran | 733 comments 10.3- Run or Ride?

I read Willing Victim by Cara McKenna, which is set in Boston.

15.4- ABC's, 123's-

I read The One That Got Away by Rhianne Aile

15.5-...And XYZ-

I read Existence by Abbi Glines.

*Abby Glines and Cara McKenna are GR Authors*

Points This Post- 40
Total Points- 40
GR Authors- 2

message 163: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1063 comments 5.3 Let’s Hear it for the Boys-

From Sam's Read Shelf:

Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner

+5 Points

15.8 – International Worker’s Day

King Lear by William Shakespeare

+15 Points

20.1. Most Improved: Jen C’s Task – Clean those shelves!

2. Listen to any audiobook (also from the library):

Daisy Miller by Henry James

Daisy Miller(for page count)

+20 Points

Points this Post: 40

Grand Total: 40

message 164: by Gayla (last edited Mar 08, 2012 03:40PM) (new)

Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 673 comments 15.10 Where There's Smoke.......

Read a book (fiction or nonfiction) that features a firefighter, arsonist, or pyromanic or one in which a fire is central to the plot or subject matter in some way.

Out of the Flames: The Remarkable Story of a Fearless Scholar, a Fatal Heresy, and One of the Rarest Books in the World by Lawrence Goldstone

This is about scholar who was burned at the stake along with all copies of his books, and how one of the books managed to escape the fire.

This Post: 15
Total Points: 50/1090
Tasks Completed: 5/61
Books Read: 5/86

message 165: by Sue T (last edited Mar 10, 2012 11:25AM) (new)

Sue T (SueTinge) | 1220 comments 5.2 - Get Caught Reading

The Book of Fate by ***Goodreads Author Brad Meltzer

616 pp. - 1 big book ticket

5.3 - Let's Hear it for the Boys
Prey by Michael Crichton - from SRC member Steve's shelf

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 30/1090
Tasks Completed: 3
Books Read: 4
GoodReads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (), 1000+ ()

message 166: by Beth (new)

Beth (MommaLioness) | 628 comments 5.1 SILHOUTTE ON THE SHADE - The Healing A Novel by Jonathan OdellThe Healing: A Novel by Jonathan Odell

10.9 I'M ON FIRE - D.C. Dead by Stuart Woods

15.6 THEY'RE ON FIRE - Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson
***GR Author***


The Elements of Ritual: Air, Fire, Water & Earth in the Wiccan Circle by Deborah Lipp
Earth from line 11 of 1979 - Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below
B. Dead Before Dark by Wendy Corsi Staub
Before from line 2 o0r 33 - Humour me before i have to go

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
Book set in California
B. Touching Evil (Evil, #1) by Kay Hooper

Points: 85
Tasks: 5
Books: 7
Pages: 2532
GR Authors: 1

message 167: by Erin (new)

Erin | 23 comments 10.5 The FIRE Within
I read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which contains all the necessary letters.

Points this Post: 5
Total points: 15
Tasks Completed: 2
Books read: 2
GR Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

message 168: by Seakbee (new)

Seakbee | 157 comments 20.5. Bigger is Better: Masanobu's Task - A Game of Books

I rolled a 2 (features a war): Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is a GR author.

Points this post: 20
Total points: 20
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Number of pages: 344/344
Goodreads Authors to date: 1
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0

message 169: by Suzanne (last edited Mar 08, 2012 08:39PM) (new)

Suzanne Pringle name:Suzanne
Task:5.8 To-do list
Psycho by Robert Bloch

Total points: 25
Total GR Authors:1

message 170: by Randi (last edited Mar 08, 2012 10:24PM) (new)

Randi (Randikins) | 256 comments 30.5 Donna Jo's task: Climbing the Family Tree

Book 1, Option A: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park, shelved as romance ***who is a Goodreads author***

Book 2, option B: The Catcher in the Rye Published 1951

***claiming 1 GR author ticket***

Points this post: 30

Total points: 30
Total tasks completed: 1
GR tickets: 1

message 171: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Mar 08, 2012 10:31PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 2144 comments Jayme(the ghostreader)
5.7 I Love Paris in Spring Time
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 3
Big Book (0) 500+, (0) 750+, (0) +1000
GR Authors:
Task Total: 5
Grand Total: 20

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Isabell (Purzel) | 247 comments 20.5 Bigger is Better: Masanobu's Task - A Game of Books

I rolled a 6 and chose the option to read a mystery/thriller:

Endless Night by Agatha Christie (both genres are listed on the book's main page)

Points this post: 20
Total points: 95
Goodreads authors: 1
Big Book tickets: 2 (500+)

message 173: by Anne (Booklady) (new)

Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo (wwwgoodreadscomAnneMolinarolo) | 774 comments 30.2 Sassafrass's task: “What I want to be” meets “What did I become”...
Book 2 selection approved in help thread

Book 1: I wanted to be a lawyer.
Character Mickey Haller is a lawyer.

The Reversal by *Michael Connelly

*Michael Connelly is a Goodreads Author*

Book 2: Before I Retired from SSA, I had a career in Broadcasting - Mass Communications.

Murder at The Washington Tribune by Margaret Truman

Task Points in This Post: 30
Goodreads Authors in This Post: 1
Big Book Tickets in This Post: 0
Pages Read in This Post: 824

Total Points: 30
Total Goodreads Authors: 1
Total Big Book Tickets: 500=(0), 750=(0), 1000=(0)
Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 824

Reviews Available. Anne (Booklady) Spring Reviews

message 174: by Wendy UK (new)

 Wendy  UK (WendyUK) | 691 comments 15.2 - Dewey be Different

I browsed around the non-fiction section of the library and chose two books which caught my eye:

Don't Swallow Your Gum!: Myths, Half Truths, And Outright Lies About Your Body by Aaron E. Carroll - Dewey number 612

Living Normally: Where Life Comes Before Style by Trevor Naylor - Dewey number 747

Total points 40

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TMBookluvr (tmb1981) | 251 comments Completed 5.8-Too Long to do- read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K Dick

This has been on my too read pile for at least a year.

Task points 5
total points 5

message 176: by Christie (last edited Mar 09, 2012 05:57AM) (new)

Christie Christie Guatemala

20.9 Lucky Me!: Bea's Task - I Can’t Wait for Spring!

I picked option 4: Colors.

Tears of the Giraffe Tears of the Giraffe Tears of the Giraffe Tears of the Giraffe Tears of the Giraffe Tears of the Giraffe by R. A. McCall Smith by Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is a Goodreads author.

Points this post: 20
Total points: 60
Goodreads authors: 3

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Skandia (SFGirl) | 358 comments 20.4. Author!Author!: Skandia's Task - To be continued .... in Spring!

Four to Score by Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum #4

I read Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum #3 ) for Winter Challenge

Janet Evanovich is a Goodreads Author

Points this post: 20
Total points: 85
Tasks completed: 4
Books read: 5
Goodreads Author: 3
Big Book Tickets: 500 (0); 750 (0); 1000(3)

message 178: by alicia (new)

alicia (amazingact21) | 133 comments ALICIA T

Clean Those Shelves!

I was given all the books in this series this past Christmas, so I picked Option 1 and read:

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin.

Points this Post: 20
Total Points: 20

message 179: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (shorty_320) | 1382 comments STACIE MI

Task 5.8 - Too Long To-Do List

I read a book that has been on my TBR list since June of 2010:

Hunger by Michael Grant

**At 590 pages, Hunger qualifies as a Big Book**

**Michael Grant is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 5
Total points: 50
Tasks completed: 5
Books read: 5
Pages read: 1514
Goodreads authors: 3
Big books: 500+ (1); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)

message 180: by JenC. (new)

JenC. (jencornelius) | 553 comments The Great Santini by Pat Conroy Cane River by Lalita Tademy

Task 30.8 - The Breakfast Club

Option 1, The Brain: Cane River by Lalita Tademy **Big Book 522 Pages**

Option 5, The Criminal: The Great Santini by Pat Conroy Borrowed from the library

Total Big Book Tickets = 1

Challenge total = 60

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BJ Rose (BJRose) | 822 comments BJ Rose

3 new tasks

15.3 - We Go Together Like...
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford - one-book option: bitter & sweet approved in post #30 of Help Thread

Jamie Ford is a Goodreads Author

25.3. Coralie's task: Naming Things - I matched Anne/Anne
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
Bride by Mistake by Anne Gracie

30.8 Meghanly's task: The Breakfast Club
1. The Brain: Read a “Big Book” (500 pages or more)
The Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver

5. The Criminal: Beg, borrow or steal - I read a library book
Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux

Jeffery Deaver is a Goodreads Author
Jude Deveraux is a Goodreads Author

The Stone Monkey is a Big Book at 548 pages

Points this post = 70

Total Points = 70

Tasks Completed = 3
Total Pages = 1833
GR Authors = 3
Big Books (500+) = 1

message 182: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 156 comments 20.10 Group Read: post #3 in discussion thread-The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 448 pages


30.6 Truth is Stranger: Mama Does Time by Deborah Sharp ***GRA***

Having read lots of police procedurals and murder mysteries, I wanted to learn more about prison, so I read about the most famous prison of all: Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years by Michael Esslinger


Post total: 50

Spring Total: 120

message 183: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 156 comments Correction for last post:

Spring Total: 100

message 184: by Sue T (last edited Mar 10, 2012 11:24AM) (new)

Sue T (SueTinge) | 1220 comments 15.1 - Spring Forward
Future: Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb
Past: Lord John and the Private Matter by ***Goodreads Author Diana Gabaldon

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 45/1090
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 6
GoodReads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (), 1000+ ()

message 185: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (alibrarianslibrary) 20.3. Best Review: Chris MD's Task - Fiery Tunes

Song Choice: LIGHT MY FIRE

Book Choice: Then He Ate MY Boy Entrancers (Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers: More Mad, Marvy Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison)

Points this Post: 20
Total points- 80/1090
Tasks Completed: 4/62
Books read: 5
Pages Read : 1250
GR Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

message 186: by Alice (new)

Alice (AliceG) | 429 comments Alice G

Task: 15.4 ABC's, 123's

Book: 22 Britannia Road. Amanda Hodgkinson by Amanda Hodgkinson

GoodReads Author Ticket: Amanda Hodgkinson is a GoodReads Author.

Total Points: 40
Total GoodReads Authors: 2
Total Big Books 500+ pages: 1

Previous Reads
25.8 Science Fiction and Fantasy Award Winners - American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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message 187: by Alice (last edited Mar 09, 2012 01:42PM) (new)

Alice (AliceG) | 429 comments Alice G

Task: 20.10 Group Read Book

Book: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

My post on the Group Read thread is number 4.

Total Points: 60
Total GoodReads Authors: 2
Total Big Books 500+ pages: 1

Previous Reads
15.4 ABC's, 123's - 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson

25.8 Science Fiction and Fantasy Award Winners - American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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message 188: by Marcia (new)

Marcia | 86 comments 30.3 Sheila/Kathy G's task
Option 2: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Ellen Raskin was born March 13.

Option 5: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Two consecutive letters: 'de' from the title

Total Points: 85

message 189: by Katie (new)

Katie (cowgirl-up) | 263 comments Katie OH

15.5 - ...... And XYZ

My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads authors: 0
Big books: 0

message 190: by Cindie (last edited Mar 10, 2012 05:52AM) (new)

Cindie Harp | 997 comments 10.10. April Fools Day!

I read Ali in Wonderland Ali in Wonderland And Other Tall Tales by Ali Wentworth

points: 20
tasks completed: 3
Books read: 4
Goodreads authors: 2
Big books: 0
pages read: 933

message 192: by Janice CA (new)

Janice CA | 449 comments Janice CA

15.3 - We Go Together Like...

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

total: 25
tasks: 2
books: 2

message 193: by Meranda (last edited Mar 10, 2012 12:05AM) (new)

Meranda (msl87) Mandy Sue

Task #10.8 - I Have A Question

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

820 pages -- claiming Big Book ticket

This post: 10 points
Total: 10 points
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 820
GR Authors: 0
Big Books: 500 (0), 750 (1), 1000+ (0)

message 194: by Sheila (last edited Mar 10, 2012 03:20AM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1806 comments Sheila

30.8 Meghanly's task: The Breakfast Club

Option 3. The Basket Case:

Bleeding Hearts: A Novel by Ian Rankin

This book is currently being read by The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group of which I am a member.

Option 5. The Criminal

Galveston: A Novel by Nic Pizzolatto which I borrowed from the library.

Total Points = 155

message 195: by Christine US (new)

Christine US (ChristineUS) | 534 comments CHRISTINE US

Task 5.9 The Devil made me Do It
Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens

Task 25.6 Fire & Ice
Book 1: "Fire"
Born in Fire by Nora Roberts
Book 2: Author "Robert"
Born in Ice by Nora Roberts


message 196: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 500 comments Cindy F

Task 10.3 Run or Ride?

I read War Horse (War Horse, #1) by Michael Morpurgo by Michael Morpurgo

Points this post:10
Total points:70
Tasks completed:4
Books read:5
Goodreads Authors:0
Big Books:500+(1)750+(0)1000+(0)

message 197: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (Sureshot26) | 771 comments Jessica PDX

25.2 - JennRenee's Task: Out With the Old and In With the New....and It's Fire

Both authors are new to me, no re-reads here!

Option #1 - F,I,R,E

Sugartown (Amos Walker Mystery #5) by Loren D. Estleman by Loren D. Estleman

Option #2 - Orange Cover (approved in task thread)

Miami Blues (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Charles Willeford by Charles Willeford

Points this Post: 25
Total Challenge Points: 70
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+ - 1; 750+ - zero; 1000+ - zero

message 198: by kiki (last edited Mar 10, 2012 08:21AM) (new)

kiki (keekers) | 739 comments reposting to claim a Big Book Ticket

original post is #140

30.3 Spring Delights

Option 3: i read Skippy Dies, which has a green cover Skippy Dies by Paul Murray, takes place in ireland, AND is written by an irish author! an irish trifecta! :) i LOVED this book.

Option 4: i read Shortcomings, which has two pairs of lips on the cover Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine.

Skippy Dies is a Big Book, with 661 pages

Total points: 30/1090
Tasks Completed: 1/61
Books read: 2/83ish
Goodreads Authors:
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0

message 199: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer  (jml_417) Jennifer L.

25.10 - I Love A Happy Ending -
Option A: Two Romance Novels

Mercy and Killjoy, both by Julie Garwood

Both books have "Romance" listed as their top shelf on their main book pages.

Points This Post: 25

Total Points: 60
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 5

message 200: by Bea (new)

Bea | 1885 comments 20.6 She Works Hard for the Money

I rolled a 3 for Customer Service. Librarian was accepted in the help thread for this option - post #21.

Real Murders by Charlaine Harris - Aurora Teagarden is a librarian.

Points: 20

Total Points: 40
Total Books Read: 3
Total Tasks Completed: 2
Total GR Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 0

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