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Rosemary's comments from the The Seasonal Reading Challenge group.

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21757 5.9 Back To School

Holes by Louis Sachar
Newbery Medal 1999

Points this post: 25
Total points: 530
Tasks completed: 32
Books read: 42
Goodreads Authors: 6
Big Books: 500=3, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 25.6 Fall Days and Nights

A: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
predominantly red cover

** Emma Donoghue is a Goodreads Author **

B: I read two books with silver covers to make up the page requirement:
The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski The Sack of Bath by Adam Fergusson
The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski and The Sack of Bath by Adam Fergusson

Points this post: 25
Total points: 525
Tasks completed: 31
Books read: 41
Goodreads Authors: 6
Big Books: 500=3, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 15.9 Get Out The Winter Clothes

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The man on the cover is holding a hat in his right hand.

Points this post: 15
Total points: 500
Tasks completed: 30
Books read: 39
Goodreads Authors: 6
Big Books: 500=3, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 Also, for A, is a locker door OK or does it have to be the door of a house?
21757 Would Arabian Nights: A Selection work for D (short stories) and also for 2, an author I have never read before? The author(s) is/are anonymous, but I am sure I have not read anything else that the author(s) wrote, if indeed there are any other works in existence written by the same author(s), which there probably aren't. I have not read any other books by the translator, Sir Richard Burton.
21757 Sandy wrote: "ROSEMARY post 1127
In my hurry to get the readerboard up to date for the midpoint, I missed the fact that you posted only part 1 of a book for task 25.6B. I am sorry that it took me a couple days..."


Oh OK! I have already started volume 2 so I will repost that task when I have finished it. I guess then I can claim it as a big book counting the pages in both volumes added together, would that be right?
21757 20.6 Oh, The Horror!

Option B: Book featuring a wolf.
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

Points this post: 20
Total points: 510
Tasks completed: 30
Books read: 40
Goodreads Authors: 6
Big Books: 500=3, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 Stacey wrote: "Oh, hell. That task is killing me - I keep miscounting how many letters I have! Thanks, I'll find somewhere else to stick that book."

Sorry my task is giving you trouble Stacey! You are welcome to check possible titles with me on the help thread for that task :-)
21757 20.2 Word of the Day

Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks
'detail' is the word for 01/08/2011

** Big Book - 627 pages **

Points this post: 20
Total points: 490
Tasks completed: 29
Books read: 39
Goodreads Authors: 6
Big Books: 500=3, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 25.6 Fall Days and Nights

A: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
predominantly red cover

** Emma Donoghue is a Goodreads Author **

B: Les Misérables Volume One v.1 of 2  by Victor Hugo Les Miserables vol 1 by Victor Hugo
predominantly black cover

Points this post: 25
Total points: 470
Tasks completed: 28
Books read: 38
Goodreads Authors: 6
Big Books: 500=2, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 25.10 Fall Back In Time

Option C: banned books
The Giver by Lois Lowry
#11 on the 1990s list

Option D: historical fiction
The Lady in the Tower by Marie-Louise Jensen
set in the 1540s

Points this post: 25
Total points: 445
Tasks completed: 27
Books read: 36
Goodreads Authors: 5
Big Books: 500=2, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 25.9 Rite of Passage

Option B: book with a chair on the cover.
Kitchen Essays  by Agnes Jekyll Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jekyll
(person on the left is sitting on a chair)

Option C: title contains the word 'lived', an approved variant of 'life'.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Points this post: 25
Total points: 420
Tasks completed: 26
Books read: 34
Goodreads Authors: 5
Big Books: 500=2, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 5.10 Women and Cats, Men and Dogs

Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Approved in help thread for this task

Points this post: 5
Total points: 395
Tasks completed: 25
Books read: 32
Goodreads Authors: 5
Big Books: 500=2, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 30.7 When I Was Young

I chose to read two books from option A. Both have five words in the title.

Back in the Jug Agane by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

***Mary E. Pearson is a Goodreads Author***

Points this post: 30
Total points: 390
Tasks completed: 24
Books read: 31
Goodreads Authors: 5
Big Books: 500=2, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 5.6 Labor Day

Operation Heartbreak by Duff Cooper
'Cooper' is on the list of occupational surnames.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 360
Tasks completed: 23
Books read: 29
Goodreads Authors: 4
Big Books: 500=2, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 25.8 Genre Studies

Main genre is romance.

Book 1: Romance--Paranormal
The Mysterious by Laura Baumbach, Josh Lanyon and Alex Beecroft
Approved in help thread for this task

***Josh Lanyon is a Goodreads Author***

Book 2: Romance--Chick Lit
Addition by Toni Jordan

Points this post: 25
Total points: 355
Tasks completed: 22
Books read: 28
Goodreads Authors: 4
Big Books: 500=2, 750=0, 1000=0
21757 April wrote: "AprilDT

For 5.6-Labor Day does Carrie Fisher count as a job? I instantly thought of fisherman but want to make sure before I read"


I looked on the help thread for that task and in message 2 Kristi has approved Fisher and Fischer.
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/6...
21757 30.8 Head of the Class

Book A, option D, number in the title:
1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England by W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman

Book B, main character is a school student, book is about school:
Whizz for Atomms by Geoffrey Willans & Ronald Searle

Points this post: 30
Total points: 330
Tasks completed: 21
Books read: 26
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books: 500=2, 750=0, 1000=0
Oct 02, 2011 11:02AM

21757 How about Of Love and Other Demons? All of the plot is caused by the rabid dog's bite.
21757 15.6 Brrr!

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
contains the letters BER in the title

Margaret Atwood is a Goodreads Author

Big Book: 564 pages



Points this post: 15
Total points: 300
Tasks completed: 20
Books read: 24
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books: 500=2, 750=0, 1000=0


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