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message 151: by Tanya (last edited Jun 16, 2012 08:20AM) (new)

Tanya (xallroyx21) | 198 comments 10.2 Underrated

She's Got Next : A Story of Getting In, Staying Open, and Taking a Shot by Melissa King
11 ratings

+10 Task
+10 Not-A-Novel (Memoir)

Task Total=20

Grand Total = 80


message 152: by Christin (new)

Christin (Lunaratu) | 267 comments 10.2 Underrated

Cat's Claw by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
+10 Task
+5 Combo (20.6)

Task Total: 15

Grand Total: 170


message 153: by Audrey (new)

Audrey (zxyim) | 6 comments 20.10 Modernly

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

+20 task
+10 combo (20.6 Alliteration / 10.10 Group reads Connie's choice)
+10 lost in translation
+5 oldies (first published in 1967)

Task total: 45

Grand total: 85


message 154: by Connie (new)

Connie | 214 comments Audrey wrote: "20.10 Modernly

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

+20 task
+10 combo (20.6 Alliteration / 10.10 Group reads Connie's choice)
+10 lost in translation
+5 oldies (first published in 1967)
..."


+15 combo (10.7 [assuming you're not from Russia], 20.1, 20.8)

I hope you enjoyed it!


message 155: by Liz (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) 15.2 TDos

Deliriumby Lauren Oliver
rated 5 stars by Karen GHHS and Rachel

+20 task

Grand total: 45 points


message 156: by Rosemary (last edited Jun 16, 2012 11:24AM) (new)

Rosemary | 1459 comments 20.2 B Edgar Winners

My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart

An enjoyable mystery/romance set in the hills around Delphi in Greece in the 1950s.

+20 Task (Mary Stewart shortlisted for Edgar 1965 and 1966)
+ 5 Oldies 1937-87 (pub.1959)

Task total = 25

Grand total = 185


message 157: by Liz M (last edited Jun 16, 2012 10:38AM) (new)

Liz M Rosemary wrote: "20.2 Scandinavian Noir

My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart..."


Clearly I need more coffee. It took me a good 5 minutes of trying to figure out how this book qualified for Scandinavian Noir before realizing it actually was posted for 20.2B Edgar Award-winning authors.

Please differentiate between 20.2A & 20.2B when posting these for those tasks.


message 158: by Rosemary (last edited Jun 16, 2012 11:24AM) (new)

Rosemary | 1459 comments Sorry Liz! I misread the task name, I thought the name 'Scandinavian Noir' applied to both options. I have edited it!


message 159: by Rosemary (last edited Jun 17, 2012 01:12PM) (new)

Rosemary | 1459 comments 10.5 Teddy Bear's Picnic

Amours de Voyage plus other poems in Arthur Hugh Clough: Everyman's Poetry Library by Arthur Hugh Clough

I was thrilled to see Amours de Voyage on the list http://www.abebooks.com/blog/index.ph... because I had an unread copy of this book and had never heard of him before. Since Amours de Voyage was not quite long enough by itself, I downloaded Arthur Hugh Clough: Everyman's Poetry Library and read the other poems in that as well. Enjoyable and surprisingly modern in attitude.

+10 Task http://www.abebooks.com/blog/index.ph...
+10 Not a novel
+10 Oldies 1862-1936 (published 1858 and 1862)
+15 Oldies on advice from Liz M

Task total = 35

Grand total = 220


message 160: by Deedee (last edited Jun 16, 2012 03:04PM) (new)

Deedee | 1123 comments Task 10.2 Underrated (<250 ratings)

Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing (2012) by Megan Smolenyak (72 ratings on 06-16-12)

+ 10 Task Total

Review: Geneaology for the non-geneaologists. Ms. Smolenyak is associated with ancestors.com . In this book, she explains how she does her genealogical searches, illustrated by actual cases (like the genealogical search she did for Barack and Michelle Obama). She’s also associated with the US military, involved in identifying the next-of-kin of fallen American military from all the 20th century wars. Recommended for geneaology newbies.

Task 20.2 B. Edgar Award-winning authors
2007 Edgar Award Nominee: Pickard, Nancy – The Virgin of Small Plains

Book read:
The Scent of Rain and Lightning (2010) by Nancy Pickard

+ 20 Task Total

Review: The man convicted of murdering Jody’s father is being released from prison and returning to the small town of Rose, Kansas. It has been twenty-six years since the murder. After setting the premise, the first half of the novel is told in a long flashback, introducing the characters and ending with the murder. The second half is set in present-day 2009 Kansas. Jody’s grandparents reminded me of J.R.’s parents in the TV show Dallas. The resolution of the various mysteries of the novel fits the novel very well. Recommended for mystery fans and for those who like contemporary fiction.

Grand Total: 110 + 10 + 20 = 140


and .... I'm starting Glamour in Glass which today has 243 ratings :0)


message 161: by Don (The Book Guy) (last edited Jun 20, 2012 09:11AM) (new)

Don (The Book Guy) (DontheLibrarian) | 669 comments TASK 20.4 Literature Map 10.1 Square Peg

I chose C. S. Lewis for my literature map http://www.literature-map.com/c-2e+s-...

In This Mountain by Jan Karon

+20 Task
+10 Task
Total 2010
Grand total 80 70


message 162: by Don (The Book Guy) (last edited Jun 20, 2012 09:27AM) (new)

Don (The Book Guy) (DontheLibrarian) | 669 comments TASK 15.2 Ten Degrees of Separation

2nd book, 5 stars by Elizabeth(Alaska) and LizM

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

+20 task 15.2

total 20

Grand 100 90


message 163: by Anika (new)

Anika | 511 comments 15.6 TDoS

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

5-star rated by Jayme VA and Marie

Task Total = 30

Grand Total = 145


message 164: by Audrey (new)

Audrey (zxyim) | 6 comments Connie wrote: "Audrey wrote: "20.10 Modernly

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

+20 task
+10 combo (20.6 Alliteration / 10.10 Group reads Connie's choice)
+10 lost in translation
+5 oldies (first publ..."


Ooh, Connie, it was a great read although it did give me the creeps sometimes! Thanks for the amendment!

Task total: 60

Grand total: 100


message 165: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Deedee wrote: "Task 10.2 Underrated (<250 ratings)

Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing (2012) by Megan Smolenyak (72 ratings on 06-16-12)

+ 10 Task Total..."


+10 Not-a-novel


message 166: by Connie (last edited Jun 17, 2012 06:54AM) (new)

Connie | 214 comments I'm so glad I finally get to claim my first points. That was a long read for me.

20.8 Serially
Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Task: 20
Combo: +10 (20.9 [father of Charles Dickens, Jr.], 10.7)
Jumbo: +25 (1017 pgs.)
Oldies: +15 (pub 1853)

Task total: 70

Grand total: 70


message 167: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Connie wrote: "I'm so glad I finally get to claim my first points. That was a long read for me.

20.8 Serially
Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Task: 20
Combo: +10 (20.9 [father of Charles Dickens, Jr.], 10.7)
Jum..."


Hopefully it was enjoyable? (I am a little less than halfway)


message 168: by Deedee (last edited Jun 17, 2012 11:52AM) (new)

Deedee | 1123 comments Liz M wrote: "Deedee wrote: "Task 10.2 Underrated (<250 ratings)

Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing (2012) by Megan Smolenyak (72 ratings on 06-16-12)

+ 10 Task Total..."

+10 Not-a-novel"


Thanks, I missed that one!!

Grand Total: 140 + 10 = 150


message 169: by Leigh (new)

Leigh (knittingyogini) | 162 comments 20.1 Make Me Laugh

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
(#15 on the Best Dark Humor List)

+20 task
+5 combo 10.3 (Shadow is on a series of road trips for most of the book.)
+5 jumbo 656 pages
task total=30
grand total=85


message 170: by Liz M (last edited Jun 17, 2012 10:19AM) (new)

Liz M Rosemary wrote: "10.5 Teddy Bear's Picnic

Amours de Voyage plus other poems in Arthur Hugh Clough: Everyman's Poetry Library by Arthur Hugh Clough

+10 Oldies 1862-1936 (published 1858 and 1862)..."


Collections of poetry are always so darned confusing, but I think you should receive +15 oldies points for this task -- the primary poetry book was published in the (1762-1861) category & the poet died in 1861 (and therefore the secondary poems all had to have been written in the (1762-1861) category as well).


message 171: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 1459 comments Thanks Liz! I'll add 5 to my grand total making 220


message 172: by Liz M (new)

Liz M TDoS

15.7
Story of O by Pauline Réage
5-stars by Joanna & Mary Beth

+30 task

Grand Total: 165 points


message 173: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 3575 comments Louise wrote: "15.1 TDoS

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

+15 Task (First book)

Grand total - 25 pts"


Welcome, Louise!

I show your current Grand Total to be 15. 15.1 (the first book in the chain) is worth 15 points and increases from there. Thanks


message 174: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 3575 comments Rebekah wrote: "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!..."


+5 Jumbo (over 500 pages)


message 175: by Rachelccameron (last edited Jun 20, 2012 08:20AM) (new)

Rachelccameron | 306 comments TDoS

15.2

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

5 stars by Heather KS and Ligeia

+20 Task

RWS

10. 1 Square Peg

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

980 Lexile

+10 Task
+10 Jumbo (759 pages)

Task Total: 20

Post Total: 40 points
Grand Total: 120 points


message 176: by Louise Bro (new)

Louise Bro | 326 comments Tobey wrote: "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?"


I thought it was great, though a bit archaic. It was a somewhat nostalgic read as it seemed oldfashioned compared to newer fantasy, but I would love to read the other books in the series.


message 177: by Louise Bro (new)

Louise Bro | 326 comments Kate S wrote: "Louise wrote: "15.1 TDoS

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

+15 Task (First book)

Grand total - 25 pts"

Welcome, Louise!

I show your current Grand Total to be 15. 15.1 (th..."


Thanks! I was just looking at my post, and couldn't remember how those ten points had gotten there. Must have been confused.


message 178: by Louise Bro (new)

Louise Bro | 326 comments 15.2 TDoS

The Thirteenth Tale, 5-star ratings by Tobey & Butterflycager

+20 Task (second book)

Grand total - 35 pts


message 179: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 2808 comments RwS Tasks

10.7 - Rosemary’s Task – The Past is a Foreign Country

Died 1901, UK, Male

Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by R.D. Blackmore

+10 Task
+10 Oldies, 1869 (-76 to 150 years old:(1862-1936)
+10 Jumbo, 750 pages

Task Total: 30

20.6 – Alliteration (Spring 2011, 20.1)

The Master's Muse: A Novel by Varley O'Connor

+20 Task

Task Total: 20

20.9 - Elizabeth (Alaska)’s task – Fatherly

Stephen King father of Joe Hill

Blockade Billy by Stephen King

+20 Task
+ 5 Combo: 20.6 Alliteration

Task Total: 25

Points this Post: 75
Grand Total: 165


message 180: by Isabell (new)

Isabell (Purzel) | 255 comments 10.2 Underrated (repeated)

Steilufer by Ella Danz

This book has 3 ratings. This task is really perfect for all those regional German mysteries, because they usually only have a handful of ratings here on GR. The disadvantage is that they usually don't bring any style points, but I just had to repeat the task with this audiobook when it became available at our local library. Now to some of my more point-weighty books ...

+ 10 Task


Grand Total: 80


message 181: by Anika (new)

Anika | 511 comments 15.7 TDoS

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

5-star rated by Marie and Jenifer Samaha

Task Total = 30

Grand Total = 175


message 182: by itpdx (last edited Jun 18, 2012 02:54PM) (new)

itpdx | 797 comments 15.2 TDoS
Second book The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. Rated 5 stars by Joanna and Leigh

My Review
+20 Task
Previous total: 130


Grand Total: 150




message 183: by D (new)

D | 845 comments 20.9 Fatherly

Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

+20 task (Edmond Rostand father of Maurice Rostand http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_...
+5 combo (10.7 Rostand died December 2, 1918; born in France; male)
+10 LiT
+10 Not-a-Novel (play)
+10 Oldies (1897)

Task total=55
Grand total=155


message 184: by Liz M (last edited Jun 18, 2012 08:04PM) (new)

Liz M 20.7 - Poet's non-poetry

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

no combo points for 20.3 as there is a section of third-person narration near the end.

+20 task*
+5 combo (10.7 - German, male, died 1832)
+10 translation
+15 oldies (pub. 1774)

Task total = 50
Grand Total = 215 points


*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_W...
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...
Roman Elegies: And Other Poems & Epigrams
The Bride of Corinth and Other Poems
Hermann Und Dorothea
West-East Divan: Poems, with "Notes and Essays": Goethe's Intercultural Dialogues
Selected Poetry
Erotic Poems
103 Great Poems: A Dual-Language Book


message 185: by Christin (new)

Christin (Lunaratu) | 267 comments 15.1 TDoS

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
5-Star Rated by Elaine & George Kariotis
+15 Task

Task Total: 15

Grand Total: 185


message 186: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 1459 comments 20.6 Alliteration

Like Love by Ed McBain

A good police procedural mystery from the 1960s.

+20 Task
+ 5 Combo (10.2 Underrated 131 ratings)
+ 5 Oldies 1937-87 (pub.1962)

Task total = 30

Grand total = 250


message 187: by Arow (new)

Arow TDOS:
15.1- 1st Book: 5-stars by Alicia and Callie

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
+15 Task

Task Total: 15

15.2- 2nd Book: 5-stars by Callie and Jennifer N

Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
+20 Task

Task Total: 20

Grand Total: 35


message 188: by Rachelccameron (new)

Rachelccameron | 306 comments 10.2 Underrated

100 Dresses: The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Harold Koda

55 ratings

+10 Task
+10 Not A Novel

Task Total: 20 points

10.2 Underrated

Playing with Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book by Jason Thompson

113 ratings

+10 Task
+10 Not A Novel

Task Total: 20 points

10.2 Underrated

The Professional's Illustrated Guide to Haircare & Hairstyles: With 280 Style Ideas and Step-By-Step Techniques by Nicky Pope

+10 Task
+10 Not A Novel

Task Total: 20 points

Post Total: 60 Points
Grand Total: 180 points


message 189: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 1123 comments 15.1 1st Book – 5 stars by Donna Jo and Steven

To Say Nothing of the Dog (1998) by Connie Willis
Review: Connie Willis has a distinctive style. She has several events occurring at the same time, but with the viewpoint of only one of the characters. This can be seen as realistic, humorous, or confusing & frustrating. I’ve read her shorter length fiction and this style works well for shorter length. For novel length, it can get confusing. Recommended for time travel fans who can read the novel over a very short timeframe.

+15 Task

Grand Total: 150 + 15 = 165


message 190: by JD (new)

JD (jdschamper) | 18 comments 20.4 Literature Map - Author Neil Gaiman

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

+20 task

15.2 2nd Book 5 Stars by Potjy and Bridgette

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

+20 task

Post Total = 40
Grand Total = 55


message 191: by Tanya (new)

Tanya (xallroyx21) | 198 comments 20.6 Alliteration

Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

+20 Task
+10 Not-a-Novel (short stories)

Task Total = 30 points

Grand Total = 110


message 192: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 3575 comments 15.1 TDoS (first book)

Rated 5 stars by Christin and Anika

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

+15 Task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 315


message 193: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 3575 comments 20.4 Literature Map-Michael Crichton

The Gate House by Nelson DeMille

+20 Task
+10 Jumbo (770 pages)

20.9 Fatherly

The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

+20 Task-father of Joe Hill
+5 Jumbo (560 pages)
+5 Oldies (pub 1981)

Post Total: 60
Season Total: 375


message 194: by Liz (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) 10.1 Square Peg
The Fault in Our Stars- John Green

+10 task

Grand total: 55 points


message 195: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 820 comments It's been a slow few weeks for me (in reading that is)

Task 10.7 Rosemary's Task - The Past is a Foreign Country
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

a. died September 28, 1891
b. He was born in the US (I was born in Indonesia)
c. of opposite sex to me

my review

+10 Task
+5 Combo (20.7 - poetry works)
+15 Oldies (pub. 1851)
+5 Jumbo (625 pages)
Task total : 35 points
Grand Total: 60 points


message 196: by Melanie (last edited Jun 19, 2012 11:04PM) (new)

Melanie (mbt187) | 79 comments 15.2 - TDoS 2nd Book
5-stars by Kathleen and Alicia

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

+20 Task

Task Total: 20
Grand Total: 55


message 197: by Christin (new)

Christin (Lunaratu) | 267 comments 20.4 Literature Map - Gail Carriger

Home From the Sea by Mercedes Lackey
+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.2 Underrated)

Task Total: 25

Grand Total: 210


message 198: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Jun 19, 2012 11:14PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 1426 comments 10.3 Road Trip-Roam: A Novel with Music by Alan Lazar

Task Points: 10
Style: 5 (Combo Underrated 185 reviews)
Review
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book Total: 15
Grand Total: 45


message 199: by El (last edited Jun 20, 2012 07:06AM) (new)

El | 300 comments 10.2 Underrated

Searching for Eternity by Elizabeth Musser

+10 task (124 ratings)

Task Total - 10 pts
Grand Total - 10 pts


message 200: by Rachelccameron (new)

Rachelccameron | 306 comments 10.2 Underrated

Who What Wear: Celebrity and Runway Style for Real Life by Hillary Kerr

49 ratings

+10 Task
+10 Not A Novel

Task Total: 20 points

10.7 The Past Is A Foreign Country

King Lear by William Shakespeare

obviously died before 1962, was born in England, I'm from Canada and he is a he and I am a she

+10 Task
+10 Not A Novel
+25 Oldies published 1603

Task Total: 45 points

Post Total: 65 points
Grand Total: 245 points


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