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message 301: by Fran (new)

Fran | 676 comments 30.6 Delicious Dee's task:Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction

I read Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale and the non-fiction Jane Austen by Deirdre Le Faye. This duo was pre-approved by Dee in her help thread.

*Shannon Hale is a GR Author*

Points This Post- 30
Total Points- 105
GR Authors- 5


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Sanz | 54 comments TASK 5.5: Possession
The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy

TASK: 20.5 - Rolled 1: Features royal characters
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Points this Post: 25
Total points: 30
Tasks Completed: 3
Books read: 3
Pages Read : 1878
GR Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(1), 750+(1), 1000+(0)


Christie Christie Guatemala

15.6 - They're On Fire

Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich shows up on the Hardcover Fiction list at number 8 on January 1st, 2012.

Janet Evanovich is a Goodreads author.

Points this post: 15
Total points: 105
Goodreads authors: 5


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Nick (doily) | 634 comments Nick KY

30.1 We Didn’t Start the Fire My year was 1962, half a century ago.
Book 1: I rolled a 3 and read Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner who died in 1962. 365 pages
Book 2: I rolled a 6 and read An American Insurrection: James Meredith and the Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962 by William Doyle, a nonfiction account of Univ of MS student James Meredith and the 1962 uprising at “Ole Miss” (mentioned in the song) because of his race. 400 pages


Task Points this Post: 30
Total Points: 145
Total Pages: 5,179
Big Books: 750+ (1)


Jayme VA | 691 comments 10.3. Run or Ride?

Train Dreams  A Novella by Denis Johnson by Denis Johnson has a horse on the cover.

Points this task: 10
Total Points: 160
Goodreads Authors: Alex Flinn, Sara Shepard, Janet Lee Carey, James Patterson
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


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Riya (riyaishere) | 181 comments Mariya

Task 10.9. I’m On Fire!

I read The Gendarme by Mark Mustian
I've been waiting to read this book for months and I am so glad I finally got a chance to do it.

Points this post: 10
Total points: 30
Tasks completed: 4
Books read: 4


message 307: by Fran (new)

Fran | 676 comments *This entire post is a repost because I forgot to add my GR Authors- I am so sorry! I am definitely not on my game so far this season.*

15.5-...And XYZ-

I read Existence by Abbi Glines.
Existence was approved in ebook thread. This is a repost because I forgot to get it approved earlier- sorry! All taken care of :)

30.2- Sassafrass's task: “What I want to be” meets “What did I become”...

I wanted to become a teacher when I was young. As early as 3rd grade I knew. When I grew up I became a teacher. I have taught elementary school and pre-school throughout the years. I read 2 books that have a teacher as a main character.

1. Taming Natasha by Nora Roberts
2. His Son's Teacher by Kay Stockham

5.7- I Love Paris In The Springtime

I read Curio by Cara McKenna, which is set in Paris. Pre-approved in ebook thread.

Kay Stockham,Cara McKennaand Abbi Glines are all GR Authors


Points This Post- 50
Total Points- 75
GR Authors- 7


JenC. (jencornelius) | 553 comments The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Task 20.10 - Group read (posted in discussion)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Challenge total = 100


Beth NC (BethNC) | 608 comments 5.7 I LOVE PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Book set in Paris France
***GR Author***

20.1 CLEAN THOSE SHELVES - Sense of Evil (Evil, #3) by Kay Hooper
Listened to audiobook

20.10 GROUP READ - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Review post 10

30.3 SPRING DELIGHTS -
A.
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
"er" in title

B. Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson
James Patterson was born March 22 (springtime)
***GR Author***

Points: 75
Task: 4
Books: 5
Pages: 1937
GR Author: 2
Big Books 500+: 1

Total Points: 160
Total Tasks: 9
Total Books: 12
Total Pages: 4558
GR Authors: 3
Big Books 500+: 1


Lindsay (LindsLikesLit) | 19 comments 15.6 - They're On Fire
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, who appears #1 on Jan 8, 2012 in Children's Series on the New York Times Bestsellers List.

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


message 311: by Amanda A (last edited Mar 14, 2012 04:40PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 128 comments Amanda A


5.5 - Possession
Kitty's House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn (GR Author)

10.1 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Time Out by Jill Shalvis (GR Author)
time = emit

10.6 - Middle Name Pride Day
The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning

10.10 - April Fools Day!
Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales by Ali Wentworth

15.4 - ABC’s, 123’s ......
Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr

20.9 Lucky Me!: Bea's Task - I Can’t Wait for Spring!
Option 2 - Flower on cover
Lavender Morning (Edilean, #1) by Jude Deveraux by Jude Deveraux (GR Author)

30.4 Dlmrose's task: Burning Ring of Fire
Book 1: Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz (GR Author)
Set in California

Book 2: Driving Mr. Dead by Molly Harper (GR Author)

Points this post: 100
Total Points: 100
GR Authors: 5


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kiki (keekers) | 734 comments 20.8 Party Time!

i read Cutting for Stone, which as of March 10th when i chose it, had 55,994 ratings. i know it has at least one more, because i rated it! :)


Cutting for Stone is a Big Book, coming in at 667 pages




Total points: 50/1090
Tasks Completed: 2/61
Books read: 3/83ish
Goodreads Authors:
Big Books: 500=2, 750=0, 1000=0


Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 1020 comments 20.2 - APRIL SHOWERS

B3. Once Upon a Marigold. One of the main characters is Princess Marigold.



TOTAL POINTS - 205
GOODREADS AUTHORS - 5
BIG BOOKS - 0







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Tien (tiensblurb) | 193 comments KAREN OZ

5.1 Silhouette on the Shade
Forever The Wolves of Mercy Falls 3 by Maggie Stiefvater **GR Author**

20.8. It's My Birthday: Mary Beth's Task - Party Time!
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
60,882 ratings

25.9. Stacie MI's Task: Red Hot
Option A: Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco (623 pages) Big Book Ticket (500+)
Option B: Coraline by Neil Gaiman **GR Author** (Pub. 2002)

15.5 - ...... And XYZ
Disgrace by JM Coetzee

15.7 - Spring Into Action!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins **GR Author**

Total this post: 80 points
Total to date: 80 points
GR Authors: 3
Big Book: 1 (500+)


Mandy Sue (msl87) Mandy Sue

Task #20.2 - Rookie on Top: Queenarwen's Task: April Showers

Option A, #2

The Shack by William P. Young

On the Books That Made You Cry list, #73.

This book was sad because it was about a man learning to forgive his daughter's abductor and killer through a visit from God.

This post: 20 points
Total: 65 points
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 5
Pages Read: 2,039
GR Authors: 1
Big Books: 500 (0), 750 (1), 1000+ (0)


Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 1020 comments 20.8 - PARTY TIME - The Pirate Captain's Daughter which has 115 ratings.



TOTAL POINTS - 225
GOODREADS AUTHORS - 5
BIG BOOKS - 0






Skandia (SFGirl) | 358 comments 30.3 Sheila/Kathy G's task: Spring Delights

2. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Maria V. Snyder's birthday is April, 15
http://officialmariavsnyder.blogspot....

Maria V. Snyder is a Goodreads Author

5. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings "DE"

Kaui Hart Hemmings is a Goodreads Author

Points this post: 30
Total points: 140
Tasks completed: 6
Books read: 9
Goodreads Author: 7
Big Book Tickets: 500 (0); 750 (0); 1000(3)


Jayme VA | 691 comments 15.3 - We Go Together Like...

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

I chose the one book option and used the pair over/under, which was approved in the help thread.

Susan Cooper is a goodreads author.

Points this task: 15
Total Points: 175
Goodreads Authors: Alex Flinn, Sara Shepard, Janet Lee Carey, James Patterson, Susan Cooper
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


message 319: by Sheila (last edited Mar 15, 2012 09:16AM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1597 comments 30.1 Ms. Anderson's Task: We Didn't Start the Fire


I chose the year 1963 and rolled double 2's so I read books by two authors born in 1963.


The Burying Place by Brian Freeman

Born on March 28, 1963

AND


Panic by Jeff Abbott

Born on January 01, 1963

Total Points = 205


**I chose 1963 because anyone of a certain age --cough, cough -- remembers November 22, 1963.


Lavinia (geekymama) | 54 comments Lavinia

30.7 Fire Elementals

Option 1: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

This story is about a pack of werewolves, so all of the main characters change from humans to wolves.

Option 6: Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall

This book has 207 pages, as indicated on the main GR page.

Points this post: 30
Total points: 100


Carly | 203 comments Carly

10.7 -- Fuel to the Fire

The Daughters by Joanna Philbin

Joanna Philbin is a new author to me and I didn't participate in the Winter Challenge.

Points This Task: 10
Total Points: 60
Tasks Completed: 4
Tasks in Progress: 1
Books Read: 4
GoodReads Authors:
Big Books: 500+(-), 750+(-), 1000+(-)
Pages Read: 1067


message 322: by Megan W (last edited Mar 15, 2012 11:09AM) (new)

Megan W | 55 comments 10.1 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie (Goodreads Author)

"But" spelled backwards is "tub"

10.6 Middle Name Pride Day

Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Goodreads Author)

20.5 Bigger is Better: A Game of Books

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie (Goodreads Author)

I rolled a 6 and got the Arryn option: book with a blue and white cover
Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Points this Post: 40
Total Points: 80
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 5
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books: 0


Sugar Snap (JusAmy) | 154 comments I completed:
20.8. It's My Birthday: Mary Beth's Task - Party Time!

By reading:
Acts of Love by Judith Michael which only had 151 ratings at the time I finished it.

Tasks Complete: 1
Total Points: 20


Sandy (sandyc88) | 344 comments Sandy MN

15.5 - ...... And XYZ

Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris

"Y" in Series Title: Harper Connelly

Total Points: 215


message 325: by Kara (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) 20.1 Group Read

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

And I have message 11 in the topic.

(This is a reread.)

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Points this post: 20
Total points: 115
Total Goodreads authors: 1
Big Books: 750+ (1)


Mandy Sue (msl87) Mandy Sue

Task #20.7 -- Shorter is Sweeter: Jayalalita's Task - Happy Rama Navami!

Beastly by Alex Flinn

The book is inspired by the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast.

** Alex Flinn is a GoodReads Author **

This post: 20 points
Total: 85 points
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 6
Pages Read: 2,343
GR Authors: 2
Big Books: 500 (0), 750 (1), 1000+ (0)


message 327: by Kate (new)

Kate | 273 comments Boston Kate

5.5 Possession
Sarah's Key

25.8 Science Fiction and Fantasy Award Winners/Nominees
(I was able to use the same book for both categories)
Category 1: HUGO AWARD, nominee in 2001
A Storm of Swords
Category 2: NEBULA AWARD, nominee in 2002
A Storm of Swords

Points this post: 30
Total points: 30
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2


message 328: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Mar 15, 2012 03:43PM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 469 comments Readerboard Name= Lindy-Lane

Task 20.7 Happy Rama Navami...Read a book about/containing an aspect of a fairy tale:

I read The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1) by Michael BuckleyThe Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley 284 pages (3.14)

*this book was inspired by the Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales.

Points earned for this task: 20
Points Achieved to date: 105
Total # of Goodreads Authors: 1
Total # of Big Books:
500+ (0)
700+ (0)
1000+ (0)


message 329: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Mar 15, 2012 03:42PM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 469 comments Readerboard Name= Lindy-Lane

Task 10.10 April Fools Day!...Read a book that has "humor" as one of the genres listed on the book's main page:

I read A Light in the Attic by Shel SilversteinA Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein 176 pages (3.15)



Points earned for this task: 10
Points Achieved to date: 115
Total # of Goodreads Authors: 1
Total # of Big Books:
500+ (0)
700+ (0)
1000+ (0)


JenC. (jencornelius) | 553 comments Atonement by Ian McEwan

Task 20.8 - Party Time!

Atonement by Ian McEwan had 106,657 ratings as of 3/12.

Challenge total = 120


message 331: by Sheila (last edited Mar 15, 2012 04:17PM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1597 comments Sheila


10.3. Run or Ride?


Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner


This book takes place in Boston


Total Points = 215 Points


message 332: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 4220 comments Delicious Dee

5.4 The FIRE Within
Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma (GR Author) - FRIE (as found in title order)

15.7 - Spring Into Action!
The Blade Itself - (Big Book Ticket 500+ pages - this is 517 pages) - 19 people shelved it as adventure

15.8 - International Worker’s Day
The Janitor - Jan Irving (GR Author)

20.5. Bigger is Better: Masanobu's Task - A Game of Books
Mind's Eye - rolled a 6 - 66 ppl have it shelved as mystery and 4 as thriller

20.8. It's My Birthday: Mary Beth's Task - Party Time!
Gravitational Attraction - Angel Martinez (GR Author) - 8 reviews as of 2 March

25.5. Laurie ME's Task: 100 Years Ago
A. Fateful - set on the Titanic
B. The Art of Fielding: A Novel (Big Book Ticket 500+ pages - book is 528 pages)

Total Points This Post: 100
Total Points Overall: 100
Books Completed: 7
Tasks Complete: 6
GR Authors: 3
Big Book Tickers: 500(2), 750(0), 1000(0)


Cindie Harp | 819 comments 5.10 Good Minds Suggest

I read Eric Weiner (one of the featured authors)'s The Geography of Bliss The Geography of Bliss  One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner

total points: 35
Tasks completed: 5
books read: 6
GR authors: 1


Kate S 10.4 Fire Signs
Herman Melville's Birthday is 1 August-making him a Leo

Billy Budd by Herman Melville

10.5 All Fired Up
I get all fired up about The Innocent Project which plays an important role in this book:

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham

10.8 I Have a Question

What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz

***At 521 pages, this is a big book***

20.6 She Works Hard for the Money

I rolled a 6 and chose to read a book of poetry

Lovers of the Lost: New & Selected Poems by Wesley McNair

Post Total: 50
Season Total: 135


message 335: by JennRenee (last edited Mar 15, 2012 05:45PM) (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 991 comments 10.6 Middle Name Pride Day read
Candlewax by C. Bailey Sims (GRA)

20.9 I Can't Wait til Spring
Option 4 pink cover The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison by Kate Ellison (approved in help task)


Points this Post: 30
Total points- 195
Tasks Completed: 11
Books read: 13
Pages Read : 4,909
GR Authors: 5
Big Books: 500+(3), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





Christine US (ChristineUS) | 528 comments CHRISTINE US

Task 10.6 Middle Name Pride Day

Ain't She Sweet by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

***Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a GR author


Task 15.3 We Got Together

Word Combo "Lord & Lady"

Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen


TOTAL: 70


Jecca | 225 comments 20.3. Best Review: Chris MD's Task - Fiery Tunes
Angel Fireby Valmore Daniels
*Goodreads author*
With fire in the title - any song would work :)

20.7. Shorter is Sweeter: Jayalalita's Task - Happy Rama Navami!
The Darkest Seductionby Gena Showalter
*Big Book*
Greek gods and goddesses are characters

20.9 Lucky Me!: Bea's Task - I Can’t Wait for Spring!
2: Flower
Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim by Laila Ibrahim
*Goodreads Author*

Points this post: 60
Total Points: 80
Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 4
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0


Megan W | 55 comments 20.7 Shorter is Sweeter: Happy Rama Navami!

A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands

This is a book about vampires (myths about which seem to come from everywhere), but in this story the vampires originated in Atlantis. The legend of Atlantis was part of Greek mythology, related by Plato, but the Greeks may have gotten the idea of a sunken civilization from the Egyptians.

Points this Post: 20
Total Points: 100
Tasks Completed: 6
Books Read: 6
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books: 0


Jessica (Sureshot26) | 719 comments Jessica PDX

10.9 - I'm On Fire

I've had this book on hold for 3 months, so I was definitely eager to read it!

Doc by Mary Doria Russell by Mary Doria Russell (Goodreads Author)

Points this Post: 10
Total Challenge Points: 130
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books: 500+ - 1; 750+ - zero; 1000+ - zero


Jennifer Leigh | 58 comments 10.7. Fuel to the Fire

As this is my first SRC, I read a book by an author that is new to me now.

New to me now author: The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

**Goodreads Author**

Points this Post: 10
Total points- 125/1090
Tasks Completed: 7/62
Books read: 8
Pages Read : 2450
GR Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 341: by Debra (last edited Mar 16, 2012 03:59AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 81 comments DebraT

Task 20.3 Best Review

So Cold the River by Michael Koryta

Used the song "Cold Fire"

528 pages claiming Big Book ticket

This post: 20 points
Total to date: 100 points
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0






Aleksandra (AleksandraKonwa) | 636 comments Finished

10.5 All fired up
Rose Petal Jam: Recipes and Stories from a Summer in Poland by Beata Zatorska
- I choosed this book as Im interesting in food photography and book is full of great photos.

15.6 They are on fire
The Lucky Oneby Nicholas Sparks
-NYT, best sellers in ebook and print fiction/ 22.01

30.8 The breakfast club
How I Live Nowby Meg Rosoff
- option 4, Prints Award 2005
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
-option 3/ Next Book Club

tasks points 55
Total points 55
total tasks 3
Total books 4


message 343: by Shannon (last edited Mar 16, 2012 05:09AM) (new)

Shannon | 277 comments SHANNON SOUTH AFRICA

15.6 They're On Fire

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Author on Yew York Times Bestseller list 15 January 1012

Task points: 15
Total points: 15


Shannon | 277 comments SHANNON SOUTH AFRICA

15.7 Spring into Action

The Chase by Clive Cussler

Genres on GR book page: Adventure and Action

Task points: 15
Total points: 30


Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 1020 comments 25.11 - TAKE TO THE LINKS

4. Wedge - Dockside. I really like this series and have been meaning to get back to it for a while now.


Susan Wiggs is a Goodreads author.




5. PUTTER - A Dog Named Christmas which has 148 pages.





TOTAL POINTS - 250
GOODREADS AUTHORS - 6
BIG BOOKS - 0






Beth F. (quietknitter) | 427 comments 15.7 - Spring Into Action!
The Barefoot Sisters: Southbound by Lucy & Susan Letcher
Shelved as ‘adventure’ on the book’s main page.

Total Points: 60
GRA: 2


message 347: by Kara (last edited Mar 16, 2012 06:39AM) (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) 20.6 She Works Hard for the Money

I rolled a 3 for customer service.

It's Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Putting People First from a Life at Starbucks by Howard Behar

This was approved in the help thread (message 71).

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Points this post: 20
Total points: 135
Total Goodreads authors: 1
Big Books: 750+ (1)


message 348: by Sheila (last edited Mar 16, 2012 06:54AM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1597 comments Sheila


25.1. Jessica PDX’s Task: This One Goes Out to the One I Love



Book A: “1979” - Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer

This a non-fiction book about Pat Tillman who was the NFL player who gave up his career to become an Army Ranger after 9/11 and was subsequently killed by "friendly fire."

The word "where" is in line 9 of the song 1979


AND


Book B: “Thirty-Three” - Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

The word "everyone" appears in line 3 of the song Thirty three.


Total Points = 240 Points


Laurie Martin | 771 comments Laurie ME

30.3 Sheila/Kathy G's Task: Spring Delights:

B. Option B: Suzanne Young: Murder by Yew
Murder by Yew (An Edna Davies Mystery, #1) by Suzanne   Young

This book was 'scary' and made me jump since it was in a way plausible, using yew needles to make a tea to kill someone then the parts about the hurricane and blackouts with break ins in the main character's house was just plain creepy.


Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 633 comments 10.5 All Fired Up!

Read a book (fiction or nonfiction) about a subject you're passionate (fired up) about. 

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laural Thatcher Ulrich

One of the subjects I am passionate about is women's history. This book is by one of the leading women's historians working today, and explains what she was talking about when she coined the title phrase, with chapters devoted to different time periods and aspects of women's history.

This Post: 10
Total Points: 90/1090
Tasks Completed: 9/61
Books Read: 12/86


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