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message 1001: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2539 comments Rebekah wrote: "Rosemary wrote: "Congrats Rebekah on your mega finish!"

Thanks and congratulations to Kate for her finish too!"


Yeah Rosemary!!!! TWO TDoS!!!Yahooooo!


message 1002: by itpdx (last edited Aug 30, 2012 07:13PM) (new)

itpdx | 697 comments 20.10 Modernly
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
It looks like BPL has this rated YA and the Lexile Score is 610 so no style points but it looks like Karen GHHS got style points so I am confused.
+20 Task
+10 Oldie (originally published 1926)
+5 Combo (10.5 on the Best Summer Reads list)
Grand total: 885 900




message 1003: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 4725 comments itpdx wrote: "20.10 Modernly
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
It looks like BPL has this rated YA and the Lexile Score is 610 so no style points but it looks like Karen GHHS got style points so I am confus..."


The Sun Also Rises is on Bloom's Canon. You will get the your style points.


message 1004: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 979 comments Task 20.6 – Alliteration

Terribly Twisted Tales (2009) edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg

+ 20 Task
+ 05 Style: 1. Combo (5 points) (10.2 Underrated)
+10 Style: 3. Not-a-Novel (10 points): Short Stories

Task Total: 20 + 05 + 10 = 35

Grand Total: 865 + 35 = 900

Review: This book contained eighteen new stories based on traditional fairy tales. A frequent variation was to make the villain the hero, and vice-versa.
A couple were especially clever (“A Charming Murder” by Mary Louise Eklund, “The Red Path” by Jim C. Hines), and most of the rest were readable, although not especially memorable.


message 1005: by Rosemary (last edited Aug 31, 2012 03:42AM) (new)

Rosemary | 1165 comments I missed Kate! Congratulations Kate!
And in fact everybody, completers or not, this has been a great season!


message 1006: by Don (The Book Guy) (new)

Don (The Book Guy) (DontheLibrarian) | 622 comments TASK 20.6 Alliteration

The Coming of Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford published 1908, 10 ratings

+20 Task
+5 Combo, 10.2 Underrated
+10 Oldies, (1862-1936)

Total 35
Grand Total 785

Final post for summer,it was great and looking forward to next set of challenges.


message 1007: by Louise Bro (new)

Louise Bro | 225 comments 15.9 TDoS - book 9

The Handmaid's Tale given five stars by Joanna and Katy Wischow

Task total - 45 pts
Grand total - 270 pts


message 1008: by Isabell (new)

Isabell (Purzel) | 255 comments 20.8 Serially

Dune by Frank Herbert

Originally published in the magazine Analog from 1963 to 1965 under the names of Dune World and The Prophet of Dune (see: http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/Dune_(novel), http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cg... and http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cg...).

+ 20 Task
+ 5 Oldies (pub. 1965)
+ 5 Jumbo (608 pages)
+ 5 Combo (father of Brian Herbert)

Task Total: 35
Grand Total: 1830


message 1009: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 4725 comments 20.10 Modernly

The Thinking Reed by Rebecca West

+20 Task
+ 5 Combo (10.2 - 43 ratings)
+10 Oldie (pub 1936)

Task Total = 35

Grand Total = 570

my review

Last post of the season. I didn't read quantity this season, but there were some good ones, and ones I had been well looking forward to reading.


message 1010: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (mbt187) | 79 comments My last entry for the summer (finishing up the TDoS challenge, right in the nick of time!)

15.9 - TDoS Book #9
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Rated 5 stars by Morgan Barry and Sarah

+45 Task

15.10 - TDoS Book #10
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
Rated 5 stars by Sarah

+45 Task

+90 Post Total
Grand Total: 590

Final TDoS Book List
1. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Cheli, Kathleen)
2. The Help (Kathleen, Alicia)
3. Fifty Shades of Grey (Alicia, Rachel)
4. The Shining (Rachel, Rebekah)
5. The Unit (Rebekah, Katy Wischow)
6. Ready Player One (Katy Wischow, Liz Vegas)
7. The Lovely Bones (Liz Vegas, Lisa Sokol)
8. The Bell Jar (Lisa Sokol, Morgan Barry)
9. Little Bee (Morgan Barry, Sarah)
10. The Girl Who Played With Fire (Sarah)

That was fun - I can't wait for the Fall challenge to start tomorrow!!


message 1011: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (mbt187) | 79 comments Oops - I forgot to add in the 100 points for finishing the TDoS challenge! So my grand total is actually 690. :)

Thanks for a great challenge, mods!


message 1012: by Connie (new)

Connie | 214 comments Congrats, all you finishers, mega- and gigafinishers! Well done! And while I'm at it, congrats to everyone else too, for a great challenge.

And thanks to the mods, as always!


message 1013: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 979 comments Task 20.2 B Edgar Award-winning authors
1965 Nominee for Best Novel: Stewart, Mary – This Rough Magic

This Rough Magic (1964) by Mary Stewart

+20 Task
+ 05 Style: 4. Oldies - 25 to 75 years old: 5 points (1937-1987)

Task Total: 20 + 05 = 25


Grand Total: 900 + 25 = 925

Review: A young out-of-work actress visits her sister on a lush, tropical Greek Isle. The beautiful setting, complete with (view spoiler), is enough to take the reader from the mundane world into vacation world. Recommended for when you want to just get away for awhile.


And, this is the last post for me for the Summer. Thanks to the moderators for all that they do, and congratulations to all who have finished! See ya in the fall.


message 1014: by Tobey (new)

Tobey | 241 comments RwS

10.6 O Canada - The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

I was disappointed. I know, I know, this has gotten rave reviews from a lot of people but it just didn't do it for me. I read somebody's comment somewhere that if you think of it like a cartoon, it helps and that I can see but maybe western's just aren't my style.

+5 Combo (10.5 Road Trip)

Task Total=15
Grand Total=130


message 1015: by Rosemary (last edited Aug 31, 2012 10:45AM) (new)

Rosemary | 1165 comments 20.6 Alliteration

The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett

+20 Task
+ 5 Combo (20.8 according to the preface this was first published serially in Cornhill Magazine)
+10 Oldies 1862-1937 (pub.1901)

I am not claiming for 10.2 because there are two versions of this book on Goodreads, one with only part 1 and one with parts 1 & 2 (which I read). Together they have more than 250 ratings.

Also 20.6:

Every Eye by Isobel English

+20 Task (approved in the help thread)
+ 5 Combo (10.2 47 ratings)
+ 5 Oldies 1937-87 (pub.1956)

Task total = 65

Grand total = 2300

That's my last post for this season! Thanks to the moderators and all the other readers for making it such a great season!


message 1016: by D (new)

D | 786 comments 20.4 - Literature Map (repeat)

Burning Bright by John Steinbeck

Charles Dickens map

+20 task
+15 Combo (20.6 - Alliteration, 20.9 - Fatherly, 20.10 - Modernly)
+5 Oldies (1950)

Task total=40
Grand total=1030

That's it for me for this season. Thanks to the moderators and all participants. This is great fun.


message 1017: by Rebekah (last edited Aug 31, 2012 01:39PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2539 comments 20.7 A Poet's Non- Poetry
The Hungry Stones and Other Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
Tagore has written many poems, dramas, short stories and novels. One of his epic poems he published at age 16 was mistaken for a long-lost works of a 17th century poet! He was also a painter, a musician and philospher.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabindra...
+20 pts - Task
+10 Combo (10.2 underrated 61 ratings, 10.7 Pas t is foreign country- Male, India, d. 1941)
+10 pts - LiT (Bengali)
+10 pts - Not a Novel ? (this is a collection of short stories)
+10 pts - Oldies (pub. in 1916)

Task Total - 60 pts
Grand Total - 1540 pts?

His father was a well-known scholar and editied a magazine but I couldn't find proof of any of his works to get combo points for 20.9. Does anyone anything about his father writing?




message 1018: by D (new)

D | 786 comments Rebekah wrote: "20.7 A Poet's Non- Poetry
The Hungry Stones and Other Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
His father was a well-known scholar and editied a magazine but I couldn't find proof of any of his works to get combo points for 20.9. Does anyone anything about his father writing?"


Is Debendranath Tagore his father? A lot of works are listed for him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debendra...


message 1019: by El (new)

El | 300 comments 15.7 TDos Book 7
The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
5 stars - Rick F. + Isabell
+ 30 task

15.8 TDoS Book 8
Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
5 star - Isabell + Rebekah
+45 task

15.9 TSoS Book 9
Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie
5 star - Rebekah +Bridgette
+ 45 task

Post Total = 120

Grand Total = 980

And that is my last post because I've spent the last 30 minutes falling asleep. Thanks Mods :)


message 1020: by Liz M (last edited Aug 31, 2012 05:04PM) (new)

Liz M | 3066 comments 10.3 - Road Trip
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

+10 task
+5 oldies (pub. 1940)

Grand Total: 870 points

I planned to read this for the fall challenge, but once started, it was so mesmerizing that I blew past the halfway point and had to finish it as quickly as possible.


message 1021: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 3031 comments itpdx wrote: "20.10 Modernly
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
It looks like BPL has this rated YA and the Lexile Score is 610 so no style points but it looks like Karen GHHS got style points so I am confus..."


+5 Combo 20.9


message 1022: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 3066 comments Thank you all for another wonderful reading season!

Onwards to the Fall Challenge!


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