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message 101: by Paula (new)

Paula | 147 comments 20.4 Literature Map (I used Charles Finch)

Payment In Blood by Elizabeth George

Second book in the series. I had a hard time warming up to this book, as I did the first book in the series. For both, it is about half-way through that I become addicted and can't stop reading.

I think it is the relationship between Lynley and Havers that I find so interesting as it is not what one normally finds in standard mystery books. The actual mystery is almost secondary.

Task Total = 20
Grand Total = 40


At this rate, I may win for least avg. points per completed task! :D


message 102: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 1952 comments 20.4 Literature Map (Michael Crichton)

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

+20 Task
+5 Combo (20.8)
+10 Oldies (1930)

20.8 Serially

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

+20 Task
+5 Jumbo (528 pages)
+5 Combo (10.7-male, died 1901, from UK)
+10 Oldies (1868)

20.9 Fatherly

The Green Man by Kingsley Amis

+20 Task (father of Martin Amis)
+5 Oldies (1969)

Post Total: 100
Season Total:


message 103: by [deleted user] (new)

TDoS

15.1 Feed by Mira Grant
5 Stars by Amy W and Katy Wischow

+15 task


15.2 Pirate King by Laurie R. King
5 Stars by Katy Wischow and Lisa Sokol

+20 task

Total points 35


message 104: by [deleted user] (new)

RwS

10.2 Underrated Truth and Bright Water: A Novel by Thomas King 232 ratings

+10 task

10.6 O Canada! The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt Shortlisted for the 2011 Giller

+10 task

Total this post 20

Total points 55


message 105: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 13, 2012 09:24AM) (new)

RwS

20.8 Serially Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente
First published in three parts in Clarkesworld Magazine http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/valen...

+20 task
+10 combo (20.7 has published 5 books of poetry, 10.2 119 ratings)

Task total 30

Total points 85


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3410 comments Deedee wrote: "Task 10.3 Road trip!

Three Men in a Boat (1889) by Jerome K. Jerome
Review: Three young British men take a break from their life in London by taking a boat trip on the River Thames from Kingston..."


I'm sorry, Deedee, this doesn't qualify for Road Trip. Over in the task thread, Liz addressed the issue of the journey needing to be by road. See: Liz's comments on "journey" . Fortunately you have posted combo points. Let us know if you would like to move this to 10.7 Past is a Different Country.


message 107: by Christin (new)

Christin (Lunaratu) | 267 comments nsfancy wrote: "RwS

20.8 Serially Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente
First published in three parts in Clarkesworld Magazine http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/valen...

+20 task
+5 combo (20.7 ..."


+5 combo for Underrated (for one of my favorite books by her!)


message 108: by Megan W (new)

Megan W | 45 comments 10.7 The Past is a Foreign Country

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

+10 Task (Scottish man, died 7/7/1930)
+5 Combo (20.9 father to Adrian Conan Doyle)
+10 Not-a-Novel (short stories)
+10 Oldies (published 1921)

Task Total: 35
Total Points: 205



message 109: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 793 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Deedee wrote: "Task 10.3 Road trip!

Three Men in a Boat (1889) by Jerome K. Jerome
Review: Three young British men take a break from their life in London by taking a boat trip on the River Thame..."


Oops, sorry! Please move Three Men in a Boat to 10.7; and my adjusted total is now:

115 - 05 = 110


message 110: by Tobey (new)

Tobey | 241 comments RwS

10.8 Pick A Pulitzer - The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman

I didn't know what to expect when I started this novel but I was pleasantly surprised by it. It's not so much a novel but a series of vignettes about the settlers of Blackwell, Massachusetts and how legends are born and the truth is set free. Enjoyable.

+10 Task (fits all three criteria, I believe)

Task Total=10
Grand Total=25


message 111: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 12, 2012 03:46PM) (new)

Christin wrote: "nsfancy wrote: "RwS

20.8 Serially Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente
First published in three parts in Clarkesworld Magazine http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/valen...

+20 task..."




Thanks Christin, never thought to check that. First one of hers that I have read and I liked it enough to try for another!

Moderators, shall I edit my post?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3410 comments nsfancy wrote: "Thanks Christin, never thought to check that. First one of hers that I have read and I liked it enough to try for another!

Moderators, shall I edit my post? "


You can as we haven't yet gotten to it!


message 113: by Sara Grace (last edited Jun 12, 2012 04:47PM) (new)

Sara Grace  (SaraGrace32) | 141 comments 15.1 - Ten Degrees of Separation

5-stars by Lurker42 to Marie

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

Task: 15pts
Grand Total: 85pts


message 114: by Christin (last edited Jun 12, 2012 05:24PM) (new)

Christin (Lunaratu) | 267 comments nsfancy wrote: "Christin wrote: "nsfancy wrote: "RwS

20.8 Serially Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente
First published in three parts in Clarkesworld Magazine http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/valente..."


It's one of my favorites by her so if you liked that one I would highly recommend either The Orphan's Tales (In the Night Garden & In the Cities of Coin and Spice), The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (which would also work for serially as it was released online in chapters), or Deathless - they're all very different but each is beautifully written.


message 115: by itpdx (new)

itpdx | 525 comments 20.5 Making History
American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee by Karen Abbott
My Review

+20 Task (Biography Gyspy Rose Lee was born Jan 8, 1911 [the book includes a copy of her birth certificate])
+10 Not-a-novel

Task total: 30
Previous total: 100
Grand Total: 130




message 116: by Christin (new)

Christin (Lunaratu) | 267 comments 20.7 A Poet's Non-Poetry

Ventriloquism by Catherynne M. Valente
+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.2)
+10 Not-A-Novel

Task Total: 35

Grand Total: 145


message 117: by Megan W (new)

Megan W | 45 comments 10.1 Square Peg

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

+10 Task

Post Total: 10
Total Points: 215



message 118: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Jun 13, 2012 10:15PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1048 comments 20.4 Literature Map-Author used Janet Evanovitch- Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris by Charlaine Harris

Task Points: 20
Review
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Grand Total: 30


message 119: by Leigh (new)

Leigh (knittingyogini) | 162 comments 20.2 Scandinavian Noir

The Locked Room by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

I did a little happy dance when this task showed up. I’ve been reading through this series and trying to fit one in per season. It’s written by “the founders of Scandinavian crime fiction” and they won the Edgar award in 1971 for an earlier book in the series. So, this qualifies under both A and B.

+20 task
+5 oldies (pub. 1972)
+10 LiT (translated from Swedish)
task total=30
grand total=55


message 120: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 2890 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "20.4 Literature Map-Author used Janet Evanovitch-Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris by Charlaine Harris

Task Points: 20
Style: + 10 Review
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Grand Total: 40"


Thanks for the review, but for the Summer challenge there are no review points.


message 121: by [deleted user] (new)

Christin wrote: "nsfancy wrote: "Christin wrote: "nsfancy wrote: "RwS

20.8 Serially Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente
First published in three parts in Clarkesworld Magazine http://clarkesworldmaga..."

I have just started Deathless - definitely different :)


message 122: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 13, 2012 09:32AM) (new)

RwS

20.5 Making History
A Night to Remember by Walter Lord
A factual account of the night the Titanic sunk, April 15, 1912.

+20 task
+10 Not a novel
+5 Oldie (1955)

Task total 35

Total points 120


message 123: by D (new)

D | 501 comments Ten Degrees of Separation

15.1 The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
rated 5 stars by Stacie and Anika

Task total=15
Grand total=75


message 124: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 13, 2012 09:43PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments 20.10 Modernly
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

+20 pts - Task
+25 pts - Combo (10.7, 10.10,20.1,20.8,20.6)
+10 pts - LiT
+ 5 pts - Oldies (1940)

Task Total - 55 60 pts
Grand Total - 110 115 pts




Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3410 comments Rebekah wrote: "20.10 Modernly
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

+20 pts - Task
+20 pts - Combo (10.7, 10.10,20.1,20.8)
+10 pts - LiT
+ 5 pts - Oldies (1940)

Task Total - 55 pts
Grand Total - 110 pts"



Don't forget 20.6 Alliteration - where did you see that it was published serially?


message 126: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments This is what I copied from Connie's Post in discussion concerning 10.10. I just thought 20.8 was alliteration without thinking.

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Combo +20 (10.7 (if you're female and non-Russian); 20.1; 20.10; 20.98; 10.9 (if you go for Margarita ice cream))
LiT +10 (if you can't, or would prefer not to read Russian)
Oldies +5 (pub 1940)(less)



message 127: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 13, 2012 07:30PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments this is the link
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/9...

The part about being Margarita ice cream was struck out but didn't appear that way when I copied it into my post


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3410 comments Ok so she says where it was published serially - but go add your points for 20.6 Alliteration!


message 129: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 1952 comments 20.2 Scandinavian Noir

The Preacher by Camilla Läckberg

+20 Task
+10 LiT (Swedish->English)

20.3 We Read

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith

+20 Task (told through diary entries)
+10 Combo (10.7-British male died in 1912, 20.8-wikipedia list)
+10 Oldies (pub 1892)

20.6 Alliteration

Pied Piper by Nevil Shute

+20 Task
+10 Combo (10.7-male, UK, died 1960; 10.3-journey through France)
+5 Oldies (pub 1942)

Post Total: 105
Season Total: 300


message 130: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 1952 comments Rebekah wrote: "20.10 Modernly
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

+20 pts - Task
+20 pts - Combo (10.7, 10.10,20.1,20.820.6)
+10 pts - LiT
+ 5 pts - Oldies (1940)

Task Total - 55 pts
Grand Total - 110 ..."


You get combo points for both 20.8 and 20.6!

As of post 125, I show your total to be 115.


message 131: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 13, 2012 09:44PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments Kate S wrote: "Rebekah wrote: "20.10 Modernly
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

+20 pts - Task
+20 pts - Combo (10.7, 10.10,20.1,20.820.6)
+10 pts - LiT
+ 5 pts - Oldies (1940)

Task Total - 55 pts
Gr..."


Thanks Elizabeth and Kate!!! My post is corrected


message 132: by Anika (new)

Anika | 390 comments Kate S wrote: "Anika wrote: "15.6 TDoS

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

5-star rated by Best and Jayme VA

Task Total = 30

Grand Total = 135"

Unfortunately, The Book Thief is a YA bo..."



CURSES! I didn't even think to check to see if it was considered YA (in Australia it was sold as adult fiction--and the copy of the book I have happens to have been an Australian copy--but I see now that the American publishers labeled it YA). Boo. I'll also have to shuffle the book that I have posted for 15.5 and change the second name of the chain in 15.4...

SO:

10.1 Square Peg


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Task Total = 10

Grand Total = 85


Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1048 comments Oops Sorry Liz.


message 134: by Anika (last edited Jun 13, 2012 10:18PM) (new)

Anika | 390 comments 15.5 TDoS

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

5-star rated by Melissa and Jayme VA

And I swear this isn't a re-read. The closest I ever came to reading this was skimming the Cliff Notes in Junior High. Embarrassing but true.

Task Total = 30

Grand Total = 115


message 135: by Rachelccameron (new)

Rachelccameron | 254 comments 20.4 Lit Map

I used J K Rowling's Map

11th Hour by James Patterson

+20 Task

Grand Total: 80 points


message 136: by Jenifer (new)

Jenifer (jensamaha) | 179 comments 10.4 Hot Summer Nights

Soulless by Gail Carriger

+10 task
Previous total=40

Grand Total = 50


message 137: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1957 comments RwS Task

10.10 Group Reads

Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

+10 Task
+ 5 Combo: 10.2 Underrated (I lucked out on this one! - 249 when started June 9)

Task Total: 15
Grand Total: 90


message 138: by Louise Bro (new)

Louise Bro | 133 comments 15.1 TDoS

Pawn of Prophecy, 5-star ratings by Ceraphina & Tobey.

+15 Task (First book)

Grand total - 25 pts


message 139: by Christin (last edited Jun 14, 2012 04:46PM) (new)

Christin (Lunaratu) | 267 comments 10.8 - Pick a Pulitzer

The Language of Flowers
+10 Task

Task Total: 10

Grand Total: 155


message 140: by Tobey (new)

Tobey | 241 comments Louise wrote: "15.1 TDoS

Pawn of Prophecy, 5-star ratings by Ceraphina & Tobey.

+15 Task (First book)

Grand total - 25 pts"


Louise, how did you like it?


message 141: by Tanya (new)

Tanya (xallroyx21) | 180 comments 15.2 TDoS

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
5-star ratings by Elaine and Lurk42
+20 Task Total

Grand Total - 60 points


message 142: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 31 comments 20.7 Poet's Non Poetry
The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia by Ursula K. Le Guin

+20 Task (six books of poetry, according to GoodReads)
+5 Oldies (1974)

Task Total: 25
Grand Total: 60


message 143: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 14, 2012 07:46PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 2071 comments 20.5 Making History
1920: The Year of the Six Presidents by David Pietrusza

+20 pts - Task
+5 pts - Combo (10.2-122 ratings)
+10 pts - Not a Novel

Task Total - 35 pts
Grand Total - 150 pts

Wow! What a year! President Harding makes Clinton look like a saint and all the trouble over women's suffrage is something we should never take for granted. FDR also had his Monica, his wife's secretary!




message 144: by Isabell (new)

Isabell (Purzel) | 255 comments 20.4 Literature Map

Author used for map: Kristin Cashore

Book read: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

+20 Task


Post Total: 20
Grand Total: 50


message 145: by D (new)

D | 501 comments 10.7 The Past is a Foreign Country

The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

+10 task (Oliver Goldsmith: died April 04, 1774; born in Ireland; I am a female born in the U.S.)
+15 Oldies (published 1766)

Task total=25
Grand total=100


message 146: by Isabell (new)

Isabell (Purzel) | 255 comments 15.2 TDoS (Book 2)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

5-star book by Debbie Hoffman and Stacie Morrell

+ 20 Task


Task Total: 20
Grand Total: 70


message 147: by Sara Grace (new)

Sara Grace  (SaraGrace32) | 141 comments 20.9 - Fatherly

The Pregnant Widow, by Martin Amis

+20 Task (Son of Kingsley Amis)

Task Total: 20
Tasks Completed:5/30
Grand Total: 105pts


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 3410 comments 20.8 Serially

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

+20 Task
+15 Combo (10.5, 10.7 [Frenchman, died 1870], 20.9 [son Alexandre Dumas-fils])
+10 LiT
+15 Oldie (pub 1844)
+25 Jumbo (1243 pages)

Task Total = 85

Grand Total = 140

my review


message 149: by Christin (new)

Christin (Lunaratu) | 267 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "20.8 Serially

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

+20 Task
+15 Combo (10.5, 10.7 [Frenchman, died 1870], 20.9 [son Alexandre Dumas-fils])
+10 LiT
+15 Oldie (pub 1844)
+25 Jumbo (1243 pag..."


Wow, congrats on finishing this huge of a book during the summer! I know I definitely wouldn't have the zeal to do so right now ^_^


message 150: by Jenifer (last edited Jun 15, 2012 05:25PM) (new)

Jenifer (jensamaha) | 179 comments 15.2 TDoS

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
rated 5 stars by Jayme VA and Rachel Erin
+20 Task

Grand total - 70 pts


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