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message 2301: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 5640 comments T-5 hours 9 minutes remaining - everyone had better have their heads stuck in their books - specially those of you who are this close to finishing!!

message 2302: by Ann A (last edited May 31, 2012 03:54PM) (new)

Ann A (Readerann) | 471 comments Task 15.4 - ABC's, 123's

One book option (approved):

The Tenth Circle

Task 20.8 - Party Time!

> 50,000 or < 500 ratings

A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism - had 272 ratings as of 5/31/12

Points this post: 35
Tasks completed this post: 2
Big Book Tickets, GR authors this post: 0, 0

Final total - points: 280
Total tasks completed: 17
Total number Big Books: 500(2) 750(1) 1000(0)
Total Big Book tickets: 4
Total GoodReads authors: 4

That's it for me. A collective three cheers for our Magnificent Mods!

Hip Hip Hooray!
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message 2303: by Jennifer W (new)

Jennifer W | 449 comments 10.8 I have a Question

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath.

Total points: 270

That's it for me! Thanks for a great challenge!

message 2304: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 1884 comments I'm so happy for you Kate S.
And for us!
Can't wait to see your task.

message 2305: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Galloway | 353 comments CathyG

15.8 - International Worker’s Day
Read a book with a type of job or profession in the title.
One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey

Points this post: 15
Total points: 900
Tasks completed: 49
Books read: 68
Goodreads Authors: 28
Big Books: 500=4, 750=0, 1000=1

message 2306: by Jecca (new)

Jecca | 243 comments 30.3 Sheila/Kathy G's task: Spring Delights

2 – Spring thing – Skinwalker first published in May 2009 – Faith Hunter
Goodreads author

5 – Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan – IN
goodreads author >

*Approved for length*

Points this post: 30
Total Points: 300
Tasks Completed: 14
Books Read: 17
Goodreads Authors: 11
Big Books: 500=2, 750=0, 1000=0

message 2307: by Tracy (last edited May 31, 2012 05:01PM) (new)

Tracy (TracyIsReading) | 10 comments Readerboard Name Tracy K

30.5 Climbing the Family Tree
2 options
option A: Tulip Fever has romance listed as a genre on its goodreads page Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach
Option C The Secret Garden my maternal grandmothers first name is Frances The Secret Garden (Aladdin Classics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett

10.9 I'm on Fire
Read a book that you're " hot" to readThe WoodsThis has been on my shelf forever and a co worker of mine has been on a Coben binge making me "hot" to try one! The Woods by Harlan Coben

50 point task
Choose 3 books:
Option: choose a book with a blue cover Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins
Option: read a book with mystery listed as the genre on its goodreads page Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Option: read a book from your favorite genre The Night Circus by Erin MorgensternFantasy is my current favorite genre! More than 10 users listed this book as fantasy on its goodreads page.

points this post = 90
Total points= 200/1090
WOO HOO!! I made it to 200 at the last minute. Really pushed myself this week. I'm quite proud because I didn't think I would even come close to 100 points. I had fun!!!

message 2308: by Chris (new)

Chris (ChrisMD) | 571 comments Chris MD

10.6 Middle Name Pride Day

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

15.7 Spring Into Action

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Adventure is the second most common genre this book is shelved under.

20.5 A Game of Books

Rolled a 2 and read a book that features a war.

The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr

The is about the Battle of Franklin during the American Civil War.

20.9 I Can't Wait for Spring

Option 1 - Bird on cover

Foul Play by Janet Evanovich by Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich is a GR author. Claiming one author ticket.

My goal was to do at least half the points. I made it! Congratulations to all the REAL finishers and, of course, to the FABULOUS MODS for all their hard work.

Points for this post: 10 + 15 + 20 + 20 = 65
Total points: 505 + 65 = 570
Tasks completed: 26
Books read: 34
Goodreads authors: 10
Big books: 3 500=1, 750=1, 1,000=0

message 2309: by mstan (new)

mstan | 876 comments Re: Dee (post #2284) - I know! I am in a different timezone though, and had to sleep and am now on my way to work... I'm determined to finish next season.

Congratulations to everyone who finished the massive number of books this time round, and to those who made their personal goals, as well as to everyone who enjoyed the challenge for its own sake (as I continue to do after a year) :)

message 2310: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 5640 comments lol@ its ok mstan - I forgive you for not! ;) you can do it next season

message 2311: by Riya (new)

Riya (riyaishere) | 189 comments Mariya

Task 5.6 SRC Recommends Redux

I voted for book Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden The rank of the book is 13

I read book City of Thieves by David Benioff This book's rank was 87

Points this post: 5
Total points: 375

message 2312: by Boston Kate (new)

Boston Kate | 413 comments Boston Kate

20.9 I Can't Wait for Spring!
Option 5: Anansi Boys
author Neil Gaiman initials "NG" in SPRINGTIME

Points this post: 20
Total points: 315
Tasks completed: 17
Books read: 22

That's it for me! My personal goal this season was 300 points, so I'm happy. And can't wait to start a new challenge tomorrow!

message 2313: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 886 comments WTG, Boston Kate!

message 2314: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 723 comments My last post. Thanks to the mods and the task creators for another great SRC!! Can't wait to start the new season!

5.10 Good Minds Suggest
Dracula: The Undead by Dacre Stoker
Dacre Stoker was featured in the newsletter

10.9. I’m On Fire!
Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanne Fluke

15.2 - Dewey be Different
Book 1: Bobby Flay's Throwdown!: More Than 100 Recipes from Food Network's Ultimate Cooking Challenge by Bobby Flay
Catalog #641
Book 2: Stacked: A 32DDD Reports from the Front by Susan Seligson
Catalog #391

20.8. It's My Birthday: Mary Beth's Task - Party Time!
Black Magic by Cherry Adair (Goodreads author)
Has fewer than 500 ratings: 397 ratings

25.4. Sandy's task:More Fun with Words - With a Twist!
Book 1: Sex and the Psychic Witch by Annette Blair (Goodreads author)
Title spells out PAST.
Book 2: Ghosts of Boyfriends Past by Vivi Andrews (Goodreads author)
Has the word PAST in the title

25.5. Laurie ME's Task: 100 Years Ago
Book 1: The Case of Cabin 13 by Sam McCarver
Book takes place on the Titanic
Book 2: Changing the Game by Jaci Burton (Goodreads author)
Main character is a pro baseball player

25.8. Helen's Task: Science Fiction and Fantasy Award Winners/Nominees
Book 1: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Goodreads author)
Hugo nominee 2010
Book 2: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Nebula nominee 2010

25.11. Kate S's Task: Take to the Links!
Option #4 The Wedge: Truly, Madly by Heather Webber (Goodreads author)
One of my favorite authors
Option #5 The Putter: Bloodhound by Denise Hays
Paperback has 187 pgs

30.5 Donna Jo's task: Climbing the Family Tree
Option A: Tool Belt Defender by Carla Cassidy (Goodreads author)
Listed as Romance on main page
Option D: Taken by Midnight by Lara Adrian (Goodreads author)
Book #8 in the Midnight Breed series

Total Points This Post: 180
Total Tasks This Post: 9
Goodreads Authors This Post: 8
Grand Total Points: 750/1090
Total Books Read: 55
Tasks Completed: 35/57
Total Goodreads Authors: 29
Big Book Tickets This Post: 0
Total Big Book Tickets: 2

message 2315: by Norma (new)

Norma Repost of post 2243 with correct edition of Boolegger's Daughter

15.4 ABC’s, 123’s ......
One Coffee With by Margaret Maron

25.11 Take to the Links!
4. The Wedge
The 9th Judgment by James Patterson;

3. The Irons
One For The Money by Janet Evanovich - 94,690 ratings May 9th

#2 Mystery -
Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke;

#3 Diamond - White -
Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron;

#5 genre - mystery -
Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell

Points this Task: 90
Task Completed: 19
Total Points: 425
Books Read: 30

message 2316: by KSMary (last edited May 31, 2012 06:28PM) (new)

KSMary | 469 comments 20.10 Group Read
The Night Circus I posted #53 in the thread

30.4 Burning Ring of Fire
A. The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific Set in Micronesia
B. The Christmas Wedding "ing in title"

Total points this post : 50
Total points challenge: 405

message 2317: by Nicola (new)

Nicola | 173 comments 15.7 Spring Into Action
Breaking Point (Troubleshooters, #9) by Suzanne Brockmann

Points this post = 15
Total points: 840 + 15 = 855
Goodreads Authors: 29 + 1 = 30
Big Books: 500+= 1, 750+=0, 1000+ = 0
Personal Goal: 600

message 2318: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (Soelo) | 118 comments SOELO

30.7 Fire Elementals
I chose option 2 and read A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses: Dealing with Bullies, Idiots, Back-Stabbers, and Other Managers from Hell. This motivated me to talk to my boss about a serious problem I had at work. I am happy to say it has been resolved!

Then I chose option 6 and read The View from Saturday which has 176 pages.

30.8 The Breakfast Club

I chose "The Brain" and read a book over 500 pages: Goliath and then I chose "The Criminal" and borrowed a book from my sister: The Advanced Reading Copy of Path of Beasts.

Previous total: 260
Points this post: 60
Total: 320

message 2319: by Carly (new)

Carly | 242 comments Carly

5.5 -- Possession

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

5.4 -- The FIRE Within

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Nick & Norah's Infite Playlist

David Levithan is a GoodReads Author.

Points This Task: 10
Total Points: 325
Tasks Completed: 19
Tasks in Progress: 0
Books Read: 23
GoodReads Authors: 3
Big Books: 500+(3), 750+(-), 1000+(-)
Pages Read: 7423

message 2320: by Bluemoon (new)

Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 1335 comments Congrats Kate S!!!

message 2321: by Deana (last edited May 31, 2012 07:40PM) (new)

Deana (ablotial) | 272 comments Thanks so much to the Mods for all their hard work with these last minute entries! Much appreciation!

First I want to make a substitution -- For task 50.1 previously I had used Digital Fortress for the second book. I want to switch that to ...

Task 50.1 change
Option 2. Mystery Genre
Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon

That makes it so that with the new book I finished this evening I can do...

Task 30.6
Fiction book: Digital Fortress
This book was about the cryptography department at the NSA, trying to break a supposedly unbreakable code.

Non-Fiction Book: The American Black Chamber
This book is about the beginnings of cryptography as a science, and the organization that preceded the NSA, back when people were breaking codes by hand rather than computer.

This Post
Points: 30
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 0

Points: 220
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (1), 1000+ (0)

message 2322: by Nicola (last edited May 31, 2012 07:31PM) (new)

Nicola | 173 comments I want to give a big THANK-YOU to the moderators! Great challenge, and phenomenal job with all the tracking. I will definitely be trying the summer challenge!

message 2323: by Marcia (new)

Marcia | 86 comments 5.9 The Devil Made Me Do It
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson*

*Erik Larson is a Goodreads Author

Total points: 1090!
GRA this post: 1 (Larson)
Total GRA: 24

Thank you Mods!

message 2324: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 128 comments JACKIE NC

20.6. Seasoned Reader: Jennifer W’s task- She Works Hard for the Money

Rolled a 2

Option 2: Teacher
Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

Points this task: 20
Total Points: 400
Goodreads Authors: 5
Big Book Tickets: 3

message 2325: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 1884 comments Yeah Maria!!!

I'm happy for Mrs. Soule too.
I was waiting with bated breath!

message 2326: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 5640 comments congrats Marcia!! yay for another task! wonder if we'll have anymore ppl squeek in

message 2327: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3153 comments Well done, Marcia!

message 2328: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 1884 comments Oh sorry Marcia--- I've been reading
and my eyes are tired.

message 2329: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (Ms_Anderson) | 1481 comments YAY! Sooooooo much excitement. We're almost down to the wire--gogogo, everyone!

message 2330: by Michael (new)

Michael Mcdaid | 156 comments 10.9 Im on Fire read The Black Circle
by Patrick Carman (GRA)

10.10 April Fool's Day read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Points this Post: 20
Total points- 440
Tasks Completed: 31
Books read: 25
GR Authors: 10
Big Books: 500+(3), 750+(1), 1000+(0)

message 2331: by Tanya (new)

Tanya Patrice (girlxoxo) | 142 comments TANYAPT

Book: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Points this Post: 10
Total Points: 345
Tasks Completed: 16
GR Author: 13
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

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Randi (MrsRandiMoulton) | 256 comments 10.1 Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Dragon's Keep (Keep to Peek) by Janet Lee Carey who is a GR author

***claiming 1 GR author ticket***

Points this post: 10

Total points: 300
Total tasks completed: 15
GR tickets: 9

message 2333: by Chel-c (new)

Chel-c | 20 comments Switching some books around. I will be removing both books from the 30.3 task and placing them with these new ones.

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

I chose option 1. I have owned this book well before March 1st of this year.

Milk in my Coffeeby Eric Jerome Dickey

20.8. It's My Birthday: Mary Beth's Task - Party Time!

The Hunger Gamesby Suzanne Collins

This book had 728,497 ratings.

Points this Post: 40
Total points- 145/1090
Pages Read: 3274
Tasks Completed: 9/62
Books read: 9
GR Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

message 2334: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (KristinaSimon) | 8220 comments Mod
That’s a wrap. Congratulations to everyone who finished the challenge or reached their personal goals! And thank you to the people who made my job SOOo much easier by:
-- Putting your tasks in numerical order
-- Providing a link to all your books and authors
-- Spontaneously explaining how to your books fit the task
-- Including all requirements
-- Including links to books/authors and to outside sources when necessary to make verification easy
-- Including a task title and a little bit about the task instead of listing just a task number
-- Adding funny little comments that just make my night ;-)
-- And for those of you who vowed to stay out of the problems thread and succeeded — a very special thank you indeed! ;-)

Good luck with the Summer Challenge, have fun, and let the reading begin!

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