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

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21757 STESSE

5.7 - What's Your Name Again?
LINDA: The Devil in the Junior League by Linda Francis Lee (336 p)

10.2 -- Trick or Treat!
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter (263 p)
Costume: school girl spy

20.4 - Author! Author! - Sarah the Librarian's task: Family Celebrations
3. Romance: Trust Me on This by Jennifer Crusie (308 p)
Jennifer Crusie is a GRA

20.6 - Seasoned Reader - Carly's task: The Doctor is Calling....
Option 1. Mystery: The Unquiet by JD Robb (408 p)

20.9 - Lucky Me - Emily Bookshelf's task: Fall Months
Option A - S, O, N: The Witness by Nora Roberts (488 p)

30.9 -- Sandy's task: Fall Happenings
1. Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy (240 p)
2. Political Thrillers: Without Fail by Lee Child (416 p)

Points this Post: 105
Tasks Completed this Post: 6
Books Read this Post: 7
Pages Read this Post: 2459
GoodReads Authors this Post: 1
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 500
Total Tasks Completed: 25
Total Books Read: 36
Total Pages Read: 12394
Total GoodReads Authors: 13
Total Big Books: 500+ (3), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

5.3 - Sail Away

Santa Cruise: A Holiday Mystery at Sea by Carol Higgins Clark (261 p)

5.5 - By the Sea

Sea Swept by Nora Roberts (330 p)

10.1 -- Show You Care, Be Aware

Lost Dogs And Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon (432 p)

Lost Dogs And Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon

Points this Post: 20
Tasks Completed this Post: 3
Books Read this Post: 3
Pages Read this Post: 1023
GoodReads Authors this Post: 0
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 395
Total Tasks Completed: 19
Total Books Read: 29
Total Pages Read: 9935
Total GoodReads Authors: 12
Total Big Books: 500+ (3), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

20.7 - Shorter is Sweeter - Sam's task: The Show Must Go On
2. The Lion King - HAKUNA MATATA and/or NO WORRIES.
Anagrammed: NOT, THAT, INTO, WHEN, THE: Maybe Life's Just Not That Into You: When You feel Like the World's Voted You Off by Martha Bolton (208 p)
Martha Bolton is a GRA.

30.1 - Ms. Anderson's task: How Do I Say This...
I rolled a 4 and a 5.

Roll 4: Mr. Watson, Come Here: author whose initials are found in any order in B-E-L-L and/or P-H-O-N-E
Valiant by Holly Black (320 p)
Holly Black is a GRA.

Roll 5: Books@BooksBooksBooks.Books
Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook by Sarah Schmelling (273 p)
Sarah Schmelling is a GRA.

30.2 -- Sheila/Kathy G's task: Goodreads - Good Friends

Kathy G’s list: Inkspell by Cornelia Funke (635 p)
This is a Big Book.

Sheila’s list: Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah (451 p)
Kristin Hannah is a GRA.

30.3 -- Donna Jo's Task: Back by Popular Demand
Denis and Ann Leary are married.

Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid by Denis Leary (240 p)

An Innocent, a Broad by Ann Leary (256 p)

30.10 - Delicious Dee/Fran's task: A Rocky Horror Halloween

2A: Science Fiction: Born To Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann (513 p)
This is a Big Book.

5B: Romance: Bared to You by Sylvia Day (360 p)
Sylvia Day is a GRA.

Points this Post: 140
Tasks Completed this Post: 5
Books Read this Post: 9
Pages Read this Post: 3256
GoodReads Authors this Post: 5
Big Books this Post: 500+ (2), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 375
Total Tasks Completed: 16
Total Books Read: 26
Total Pages Read: 8912
Total GoodReads Authors: 12
Total Big Books: 500+ (3), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

15.4 Bond, James Bond

Option 1. The Spy Who Loved Me: Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter (294 p)
Option 3. The Best Bond?: The Maze Runner by James Dashner (374 p)
James Dashner is a GRA.

15.6 - Chasin' Those Clouds Away

Changeling by Phillipa Gregory (256 p)
Changeling (Order of Darkness, #1) by Philippa Gregory

Points this Post: 30
Tasks Completed this Post: 2
Books Read this Post: 3
Pages Read this Post: 924
GoodReads Authors this Post: 1
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 235
Total Tasks Completed: 11
Total Books Read: 17
Total Pages Read: 5656
Total GoodReads Authors: 7
Total Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

20.2 - Rookie On Top - Barbara★'s task: Calling All Animal Lovers

Option 1: Clara: The Early Years: The Story of the Pug Who Ruled My Life by Margo Kaufman (308 p)
Clara The Early Years The Story of the Pug Who Ruled My Life by Margo Kaufman

In memory of Sweet Fe, our torti kitty, lost to sudden renal failure in January of this year.

25.1 - Mrs. Soule's task: Food Network Challenge

3A: Star on the cover: Once Upon Stilettos by Shanna Swendson (320 p)
Shanna Swendson is a GRA.
Once Upon Stilettos (Enchanted, Inc., #2) by Shanna Swendson

6A: Person smiling on cover: Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits by Celia Rivenbank (288 p)
Belle Weather Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits by Celia Rivenbark

Points this Post: 45
Tasks Completed this Post: 2
Books Read this Post: 3
Pages Read this Post: 916
GoodReads Authors this Post: 1
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 205
Total Tasks Completed: 9
Total Books Read: 14
Total Pages Read: 4732
Total GoodReads Authors: 6
Total Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

30.5 -- Butterflycager's task: Fall Shelf-Cleaning
3. Author’s first and last names begin with same letter: Backfire by Catherine Coulter (400 p)
4. Adventure: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (381 p)

30.7 -- Sassafrass's task: Title Train
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Black (316 p)
Kendare Blake is a GRA
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (304 p)

Points this Post: 60
Tasks Completed this Post: 2
Books Read this Post: 4
Pages Read this Post: 1401
GoodReads Authors this Post: 1
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 160
Total Tasks Completed: 7
Total Books Read: 11
Total Pages Read: 3816
Total GoodReads Authors: 5
Total Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

5.4 - In Honor of Your Birthday
Page 4, Post 166: Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet by Heather Poole (272 p)
Heather Poole is a GRA.

15.9 - Starry, Starry Night
Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson (308 p)
Shanna Swendson is a GRA.
Approved in help thread.
Enchanted, Inc. (Enchanted, Inc. #1) by Shanna Swendson

20.5 - Bigger is Better - Marscha's task: Love to Dance
1. and 4. The Ballerina Bride by Fiona Harper (192 p)
The Ballerina Bride by Fiona Harper

30.8 -- Laurie ME's task: Fall Holidays
3. Wear Something Gaudy Day: 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber (378 p)
Debbie Macomber is a GRA.
Approved in help thread.
92 Pacific Boulevard (Cedar Cove, #9) by Debbie Macomber
6. King Tut Day: Three Complete Amelia Peabody Mysteries by Elizabeth Peters (599 p)
This is a BB.

Points this Post: 70
Tasks Completed this Post: 4
Books Read this Post: 5
Pages Read this Post: 1749
GoodReads Authors this Post: 3
Big Books this Post: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 100
Total Tasks Completed: 5
Total Books Read: 7
Total Pages Read: 2415
Total GoodReads Authors: 4
Total Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

30.6 -- Keltie Lee's task: Reading through Disneyworld
4. Tomorrowland: The Forsaken by Lisa Stasse (375 p)
Lisa M. Stasse is a GRA.
6. Main Street: Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin (291 p)

Points this Post: 30
Tasks Completed this Post: 1
Books Read this Post: 2
Pages Read this Post: 666
GoodReads Authors this Post: 1
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 30
Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 666
Total GoodReads Authors: 1
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
Aug 29, 2012 09:09AM

21757 Would Enchanted, Inc. (Enchanted, Inc. #1) by Shanna Swendson work for the star on the cover? The star is in her wand...

Thanks!

(PS, love this task. Our wedding (2 years ago) had a celestial theme because our first date was at an observatory.)
21757 Ashley FL wrote: "Ashley FL

Task 10.9 (Recycled Group Reads) I read The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith off of the Fall 2011 "Mysteries that Make You Laugh" list: http://www.goodreads.com/..."


CONGRATS, cuz! Way to go! I'm 4 tasks away and it ain't gonna happen this round. Oh well. I tried.
21757 STESSE

5.3 -- Dust in the Wind
Skinwalker by Faith Hunter (320 p)
Faith Hunter is GRA.
The main character is Cherokee (and panther).

5.7 -- SRC Scavenger Hunt
Post 162 – A Well-Timed Enchantment by Vivian Vande Velde (240 p)

10.5 Caribbean Queen
Covert Warriors by WEB Griffin (384 p)

10.8 No Boredom Zone
And Nothing But the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert by Lisa Rogak (294 p)

15.2. “Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer”
1. MY (also, SPY): Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter (256 p)
2. PIE: Sneaky Pie for President: A Novel by Rita Mae Brown (256 p)

Points this Post: 45
Tasks Completed this Post: 5
Books Read this Post: 6
Pages Read this Post: 1750
GoodReads Authors this Post: 1
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 1005
Total Tasks Completed: 56
Total Books Read: 79
Total Pages Read: 29442
Total GoodReads Authors: 31
Total Big Books: 500+ (7), 750+ (1), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

5.8 -- Summer Lovin'
Dramatic Love Stories: An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon (832 p)
Diana Gabaldon is GRA.
This is a BIG BOOK.

30.5 Bluemoon's task: BEG, BORROW, OR STEAL YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD
I live in North America.

A. Recc by a real life friend (Ann): Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman (Set in Paris (Europe)). (304 p)

B. Library: Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty (Set in Australia (Oceania)). (288 p)

Points this Post: 35
Tasks Completed this Post: 2
Books Read this Post: 3
Pages Read this Post: 1424
GoodReads Authors this Post: 1
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (1), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 960
Total Tasks Completed: 451
Total Books Read: 73
Total Pages Read: 27692
Total GoodReads Authors: 30
Total Big Books: 500+ (7), 750+ (1), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

5.9 -- Summer Readers
Yours, Mine, and Ours by Mary Janice Davidson (334 p)
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/25...

5.10 -- Up, Up, and Away
"AIR" is in "KHAIR" - The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (258 p)
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is GRA

15.7 Marcia's task: Youtube Summer Fun
1. Uh-Huh Slow , Uh-Huh Fast: Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink (352 p)
Michelle Zink is GRA
4. A Day in the Life of a Korean Student: Fallen by Lauren Kate (452 p)
Lauren Kate is GRA

Points this Post: 35
Tasks Completed this Post: 3
Books Read this Post: 4
Pages Read this Post: 1396
GoodReads Authors this Post: 3
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 925
Total Tasks Completed: 49
Total Books Read: 70
Total Pages Read: 26268
Total GoodReads Authors: 29
Total Big Books: 500+ (7), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 Stesse

15.6. “Hot Fun in the Summertime”
Being on a boat with a fruity drink (well, a gal can dream…)
Final Sail by Elaine Viets (260 p)
Final Sail (Dead-End Job Mystery, #11) by Elaine Viets

Points this Post: 15
Tasks Completed this Post: 1
Books Read this Post: 1
Pages Read this Post: 260
GoodReads Authors this Post: 0
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 890
Total Tasks Completed: 46
Total Books Read: 66
Total Pages Read: 24872
Total GoodReads Authors: 26
Total Big Books: 500+ (7), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

20.5 - Bigger Is Better - Wendy UK's task: Let's Talk About the Weather
Rain by V. C. Andrews (375 p)

Points this Post: 20
Tasks Completed this Post: 1
Books Read this Post: 1
Pages Read this Post: 375
GoodReads Authors this Post: 0
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 875
Total Tasks Completed: 45
Total Books Read: 65
Total Pages Read: 24612
Total GoodReads Authors: 26
Total Big Books: 500+ (7), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

5.2 -- Pack Your Bags
My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere by Susan Orlean (304 p)
Susan Orlean is GRA.

15.3. “Summer Romance”
A. Dear Prince Charming by Donna Kaufmann (480 p)
Donna Kauffman is GRA.

B. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (278 p)
Laurie Halse Anderson is GRA.

50.1 Coralie's task: Moonshadow – the Musical

1. Cat: Prince of Ravenscar by Catherine Coulter (368 p)

4. Names: Devil May Care by Elizabeth Peters (352 p) – Peters’ real name is Barbara Mertz, and she also writes as Barbara Michaels.

5. Australia: Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher (301 p) - Set in Australia.
Lucy Christopher is GRA.

Points this Post: 70
Tasks Completed this Post: 3
Books Read this Post: 6
Pages Read this Post: 2083
GoodReads Authors this Post: 4
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 855
Total Tasks Completed: 44
Total Books Read: 64
Total Pages Read: 24237
Total GoodReads Authors: 26
Total Big Books: 500+ (7), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

20.9 - Lucky Me!- mstan's task: Please Be Patient...
3. The BDB books are all listed at the back of “Covet,” including Lover Unbound (Task 25.2 – claiming this task today, see below):
Lover Unbound by JR Ward (502 p)
This is a Big Book.

25.1 Donna Jo's task: I'm Solidly Behind You
A. Blackout by Mira Grant (659 p)
This is a Big Book
E. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (402 p)
Sarah Dessen is GRA.

25.2 - Jayme VA's task: Around the Country in 6 Parks
4. The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis (329 p)
5. Covet by JR Ward (set in New York State) (474 p)

I loved visiting Bryce Canyon and Zion – amazing hiking in streams and canyon slots!

Points this Post: 70
Tasks Completed this Post: 3
Books Read this Post: 5
Pages Read this Post: 2366
GoodReads Authors this Post: 1
Big Books this Post: 500+ (2), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 785
Total Tasks Completed: 41
Total Books Read: 58
Total Pages Read: 22154
Total GoodReads Authors: 22
Total Big Books: 500+ (7), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

15.1. The Colors of Summer
A. BLUE: Raise The Titanic! by Clive Cussler by Clive Cussler (435 p)
B. GREEN: Event (Event Group Adventure, #1) by David Lynn Golemon by David Goleman (496 p)

30.9 Nick KY's Task: North by Northwest
3. Football: Semi-Tough: A Novel by Dan Jenkins (320 p)
4. Washington: Fifty Shades Freed by EL James (579 p)
E.L. James is GRA.
This is a Big Book.

Points this Post: 45
Tasks Completed this Post: 2
Books Read this Post: 4
Pages Read this Post: 1830
GoodReads Authors this Post: 1
Big Books this Post: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 715
Total Tasks Completed: 38
Total Books Read: 53
Total Pages Read: 19788
Total GoodReads Authors: 21
Total Big Books: 500+ (5), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

15.10. ”Feel Good Hit of the Summer"
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure (253 p)

20.4 - Author! Author! - Jecca's task: Let’s Go Camping
5. Beach: Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman (272 p)
Deborah Feldman is a Goodreads Author
Author found herself outside of her religion.

Points this Post: 35
Tasks Completed this Post: 2
Books Read this Post: 2
Pages Read this Post: 525
GoodReads Authors this Post: 1
Big Books this Post: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 670
Total Tasks Completed: 36
Total Books Read: 49
Total Pages Read: 17958
Total GoodReads Authors: 20
Total Big Books: 500+ (4), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
21757 STESSE

10.7 A Reason to Celebrate
My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark (244 p)

20.2 - Rookie on Top - Nicola's task: School's Out For Summer
Option 2: School's out forever
Fifty Shades Darker by EL James (532 p)
E.L. James is GRA. This is a Big Book.
Ana recently graduated from school & starts work as an editor. Approved in help thread.

20.10 Group Reads
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (284 p)
Miranda Kenneally is GRA.
Reviewed – post 32.

25.8 - Kate S's task: Going to the Ball Park
E.1. Two books with same title:
Sweet Revenge by Lisa Jackson (473 p)
Sweet Revenge by Nora Roberts (376 p)

Points this Post: 75
Tasks Completed this Post: 4
Books Read this Post: 5
Pages Read this Post: 1909
GoodReads Authors this Post: 2
Big Books this Post: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


Total Points: 635
Total Tasks Completed: 34
Total Books Read: 47
Total Pages Read: 17433
Total GoodReads Authors: 19
Total Big Books: 500+ (4), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


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