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message 1: by Sandy (last edited May 30, 2012 09:50AM) (new)

Sandy | 5383 comments Mod
This thread will open on JUNE 1.

The Summer 2012 challenge will begin on June 1, 2012 and end at Midnight, Eastern time, August 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

NOTE:
1. YOU MUST POST A LINK TO BOOKS CLAIMED FOR A TASK.
2. IF YOU CLAIM A BOOK THAT ONLY EXISTS IN E-BOOK FORM, YOU MUST PROVIDE EITHER A LINE REFERENCE TO THE APPROVED BOOK SPREADSHEET OR THE POST NUMBER IN WHICH THE BOOK WAS APPROVED.


Please post tasks in numerical order, from smallest to largest.

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!


Sandy | 5383 comments Mod
Let the summer games begin!


Katrina (katrinajt) | 428 comments Woohoo, good luck everybody!


Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo (wwwgoodreadscomAnneMolinarolo) | 679 comments Does anybody know how many points are in the challenge yet?


Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments I'm not sure how many 25-pt tasks there are going to be yet... 8? 9?


Dee | 3950 comments looks like 8 25 pointers from what I can tell - Marcia and Kate S aren't showing as finished on the reader board, so that would be 1080 if I can do my math right and no one else snuck in


message 7: by Sara ♥ (last edited Jun 01, 2012 09:05AM) (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments I wasn't sure if Mrs. Soule had finished... I'm getting 1080, too. Or my Excel Spreadsheet is, assuming I updated it correctly... :)


Matthew | 83 comments Guess I'll be the first post of the challenge. Quite Surprising, seeing as I haven't played for several seasons.

This is also the most appropriate task to post today as well:

15.7 - The First Day of Summer

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

Good for a Big Book (512 pp) and a Goodreads author as well.


Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments I'm listening to City of Bones right now! ;) I'm about halfway through!


Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 942 comments 10.5 - CARIBBEAN QUEEN - The Last Night I Spent with You. Most of this book takes place on a Caribbean cruise.


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






Sarah M (BrenhinesBooks) | 13 comments Readerboard name: Sarah M

5.7 -- SRC Scavenger Hunt

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

(pre-read up to page 101)

Big Book Token - 529 pages

Total Points: 5
Big Boooks: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0


Rhiannon | 176 comments 5.3 Dust in the Wind Island of the Blue Dolphins


Total Point Earned: 5/1080
Total Pages Read: 184/23249
Good Read Authors:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()





Donna Jo Atwood | 2693 comments 10.2 Eat an Oreo Day (It's only appropriate I start with this one--I love oreos with milk.)


How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley and the Oreo word is
D(i)D.

Today's total: 10
Grand total: 10


Katrina (katrinajt) | 428 comments 15.7 “The First Day of Summer”

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney First in series

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Books read: 1
GR Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0


Rosemary | 462 comments 5.2 Let The Games Begin

Love In The Wrong Dimension by Anette Darbyshire

Set in London.

Goodreads author Anette Darbyshire

Ebook approved in verification thread, message #1152
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/4...

Points this post = 5

Total points = 5
Big Books = 0
Goodreads Authors = 1


Ritika (RitikaP) | 86 comments 10.4 Air Signs

Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers

Born 13th June, sign- Gemini
Total points = 10
Big Books = 0
Goodreads Authors = 0


Stacie (shorty_320) | 1219 comments STACIE MI

Task 10.7 - A Reason to Celebrate

I decided to ignore the POETS acronym and read a novel in verse:

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

**At 537 pages, Crank qualifies as a Big Book!!**

**Ellen Hopkins is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Pages read: 537
Goodreads authors: 1
Big books: 500+ (1); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo (wwwgoodreadscomAnneMolinarolo) | 679 comments Thank you for voting for my book review. I won!!!! I'm busy working on my task now. Hope you will enjoy it. :-}


Kathy G. | 1565 comments Congrats Anne :-)


Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo (wwwgoodreadscomAnneMolinarolo) | 679 comments Thank you Kathy G. ;-p


Angie (pinkindle) ANGIE CA

15.5 Summer in the City
Book: Shaman, Friend, Enemy by M. Terry Green
Notes: Set in Los Angeles.

This Post: 15
Points to Date: 15


Matthew | 83 comments 15.8. “Summer of 69”

The Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers by Patrick Kavanaugh

New Points: 15
Total Points: 30
Total Pages: 768


Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 633 comments 10.3 What's Your Exit?

Read a book set in New Jersey for a significant portion of the book or written by a New Jersey author (by birth or residence)

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta.

Perrotta was born in Garwood, New Jersey.

This Post: 10
Total Points: 10/1080
Tasks Completed: 1/60
Books Read:1/84


Sarah M (BrenhinesBooks) | 13 comments REPOST with correction

Readerboard name: Sarah M

5.7 -- SRC Scavenger Hunt

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (post number 3)

(pre-read up to page 101)

Big Book Token - 529 pages

Total Points: 5
Big Boooks: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0


Christie Christie Guatemala

5.4 -- Chemical Combo

A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5


Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 431 comments Readerboard Name= Lindy-Lane

Task 10.2 Eat an Oreo Day...read a book with a word in the title with one letter "sandwiched" between two of the same letters:

I read Every Last One *("every" E- V-E) Every Last One by Anna Quindlen 299 pages (6.1)

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)


Kari Kari

Task 10.2 Eat an Oreo Day - Council of Mirrors, (ROR "Mirrors") The Council of Mirrors by Michael Buckley

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)


ben (ben2641) | 4 comments Readerboard name: Ben2641

10.9 Recycled Group Reads

I read Divergent byVeronica Roth.

It was on the Spring 2012 YA Dystopian Fiction List.

She is a goodreads author.

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


message 29: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jun 02, 2012 02:08PM) (new)

Barbara ★ Readerboard Name: Barbara★

15.5 -- “Summer in the City”
Suspicion of Innocence - Barbara Parker (set in Miami)

Points Earned This Task: 15
Points Achieved to Date: 15
Goodreads Authors:
Big Book Tickets:
500+ (0)
750+ (0)
1000+ (0)




JenC. (jencornelius) | 553 comments Twilight  The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2  (Twilight  The Graphic Novel, #2)

Task 10.2 - Eat an Oreo Day

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 by Stephenie Meyer

The ILI in Twilight

Challenge total = 10


Rosemary | 462 comments 5.6. Blowin' In The Wind

Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese

Angels flying on the cover.

Goodreads author Robert Kroese

Points this post = 5

Total points = 10
Big Books = 0
Goodreads Authors = 2


message 32: by Sheila (last edited Jun 03, 2012 01:44PM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1556 comments Sheila

20.10 Group Read

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

I posted in the discussion thread post # 2

Total Points = 20


JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 961 comments 10.8 No-Boredom Zone- I love to scrapbook so I chose a scrapbooking book. Ask the Masters: Scrapbook Solutions from the Memory Makers Masters by Darlene D'Agostino

Total points- 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Books read: 1
Pages Read : 128
GR Authors:
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)






Jennifer FL | 43 comments 15.8. “Summer of 69”

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Total points - 15


Jessica (Sureshot26) | 674 comments Jessica PDX

20.10 - Group Reads

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (Goodreads Author)

Post #2 in the discussion thread.

Points this Post: 20
Total Challenge Points: 20
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books Tickets: 0


message 36: by Jessica Ann (last edited Jun 02, 2012 08:41PM) (new)

Jessica Ann Lillis (jeskalillis) Jeska

5.4 -- Chemical Combo
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist/Rachel Cohn

5 n's and 2 o's

Goodreads Author

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books read: 1
Pages Read : 183
GR Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


Janice CA | 373 comments Janice CA

15.9. “Summer Nights”.....

I read a book originally published in 1959.

Psycho by Robert Bloch
(***)

+15
total: 15
tasks: 1
books: 1


Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1556 comments Sheila

5.1 -- Let the Games Begin


Lost by Michael Robotham

approved in help thread # 2

Total Points = 25


message 39: by Bluemoon (last edited Jun 03, 2012 03:47AM) (new)

Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 942 comments 10.10 - AIR CONDITIONED COOL - Snow which is set at Christmas in Pennsylvania.



TOTAL POINTS - 20
GOODREADS AUTHORS - 0
BIG BOOKS - 0







Kathy G. | 1565 comments Kathy G.

5.6- Blowin' in the Wind

The Rich Detective by H. R. F. Keating
***Smoking cigarette and the smoke is "blowin'"

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


message 41: by mstan (last edited Jun 03, 2012 05:13AM) (new)

mstan | 603 comments 10.1 - Skip to My Lou

Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice by John Layman (JKL)

10.7 - A Reason to Celebrate

I read two books of poetry (the first is a book of prose poems) since each was fewer than 100 pages long - The Law of Second Marriages and The State of Poetry.

20.10 - Group Reads

Catching Jordan - post #3 in discussion thread

Tasks completed: 3/60
Books read: 4/85
Points claimed in this post: 40
Total points claimed: 40





Tanya Patrice (girlxoxo) | 141 comments TANYAPT

20.6 rolled 3 (fantasy genre)

Book: Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine


Points this Post: 20
Total Points: 20
Tasks Completed: 1
GR Author: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 43: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Jun 03, 2012 08:29AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 431 comments Readerboard Name= Lindy-Lane

Task 15.10 Feel Good Hit of Summer...read a book that makes you feel good:

I read Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling FuneralAnnie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeralby Kris Radish *[this is a GRA] 352 pages (6.3)

Points earned for this task: 15
Points Achieved to date: 25
Total # of Goodreads Authors: 1
Total # of Big Books:
500+ (0)
700+ (0)
1000+ (0)


Rhiannon | 176 comments 10.2 Eat an Oreo Day Water for Elephants


10.10 Air Conditioned Cool Candy Cane Murder With Holiday Recipe Card





Total Point Earned: 25/1080
Total Pages Read: 1077/25358
Good Read Authors:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()





Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 633 comments 10.1 Skip to My Lou

Read a book by an author whose consecutive initials (as they appear in their Goodreads name) skip a consecutive letter in the alphabet.

Three Stages of Amazement: A Novel by Carol Edgarian

This Post: 10
Total Points: 20/1080
Tasks Completed: 2/60
Books Read: 2/84


message 46: by Sheila (last edited Jun 03, 2012 01:39PM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 1556 comments Sheila

5.3 -- Dust in the Wind

Trouble at Fort La Pointe by Kathleen Ernst

Total Points = 30


message 47: by Nicola (last edited Jun 03, 2012 02:41PM) (new)

Nicola | 173 comments 20.10Group Reads
Catching Jordan (281 pages)
I commented on this book in post #4.

Miranda Kenneally is a GoodReads Author

Points this post = 20
Total points: 0 + 20 = 20
Goodreads Authors: 0 + 1 = 1
Big Books: 500+= 0, 750+=0, 1000+ = 0
Page count: 0 + 281 = 281
Personal Goal: 700



Maria Jo | 62 comments 10.2- Eat an Oreo Day

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Despereaux-ere

Points this post -10
Total points-10


message 49: by Terri (last edited Jun 03, 2012 02:53PM) (new)

Terri (TerriSA-UK) | 216 comments 10.3 - What's Your Exit?

I read Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

Alan Brennert was born in New Jersey
http://www.alanbrennert.com/Pg_Bio.html

What a fabulous book! 5* from me!

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 10


Sarah M (BrenhinesBooks) | 13 comments Readboard name: Sarah M

30.7 Ms. Anderson’s Task – The Final Battle

Matchup: Wolverine vs. Deadpool

A) Book set in Japan - A Brief History of the Samurai by Jonathan Clements

B) Book from the Cult Classics list - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (number 8 on the list)

Points this post: 30
Total points: 35
Big books total: 1 x 500
Goodreads author total: 0


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