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

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Nov 17, 2014 01:36AM

21757 15.5 - Graduation Time!

Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

I graduated high school in 1990.
The song I chose is 'Another Day in Paradise' by Phil Collins (January 6 & January 13, 1990) and the word is 'paradise'.

Points this post: 15
Total points to date: 535
Nov 16, 2014 06:25PM

21757 Would this work?
The Set Up
Nov 16, 2014 06:17PM

21757 Would these covers work?

Hidden by Catherine McKenzie Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally Bloom by Elizabeth Scott His Brother's Keeper by Jonathan Weiner
5.7 - Polyhymnia (50 new)
Nov 16, 2014 12:17AM

21757 Can I please get Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith approved. The genre 'religion' is currently #8 on the main page. Thanks!
5.3 - Euterpe (59 new)
Nov 15, 2014 06:06PM

21757 Would this work? Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
There's a mandolin on the cover.
Nov 13, 2014 03:55PM

21757 20.9 – Moderator’s Pet – Stefu’s Task: Falling for Goodreads Tools

Option #3: November – Goodreads Authors
(A: Read a book by Nicholas Sparks)

The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks is a Goodreads Author.


Points this post: 20
Goodreads Authors this post: 1
Total points to date: 520
Nov 12, 2014 03:53PM

21757 15.3 - Letters of the Season

Option B: ONE book that fits the criteria for book 1 (author with a name that includes the letters SON sequentially) AND book 2 (book about a person who spends/has spent significant time on a boat or out to sea)

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Author's last name ends with 'SON' (Kurson) and as wreck divers, the two main characters spend most of their time either on a boat going to the dive sites or in the actual water, diving.

Approved in post #2 of the Task Help thread.


Points this post: 15
Total points to date: 500
Nov 09, 2014 06:59PM

21757 15.2 - Brothers & Sisters

Book 1: Brothers -- book that has the word BROTHER in the title/subtitle or series title
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose

Book 2: Sisters -- book that has the word SISTER in the title/subtitle or series title
Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka

Shelley Hrdlitschka is a Goodreads Author.


25.6 - Mstan's task: This is Home, Truly

Option #1: book with 5 and 0 in its total page count
Legend by Marie Lu
This book has 305 pages.

Marie Lu is a Goodreads Author.

Option #4: book with something small (and inanimate - i.e. no living creatures allowed) on the cover
Revolution Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly by Jennifer Donnelly
The small object is a key.

Jennifer Donnelly is a Goodreads Author.

Points this post: 40
Goodreads Authors this post: 3
Total points to date: 485
Nov 03, 2014 06:06PM

21757 20.2 - Rookie at the Top - Hina's Task: Fall Television Lineup

Option D: book that has "Mystery" as a main page genre
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
The genre 'mystery' is #2 on the main book page.


25.2 - Elizabeth B's Task: Choose Your Strategy

Option A: book by an author whose initials can be found in the word STRATEGY
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Author initials RY can be found in STRATEGY

Option B: fiction/non-fiction book with the genre War on its main page
The Ship of Brides: A Novel by Jojo Moyes
The genre 'war' is #8 on main book page.

Jojo Moyes is a Goodreads Author.


Points this post: 45
Goodreads Authors this post: 1
Total points to date: 445
21757 Some covers from my TBR...would they work?

Europe:

One Day by David Nicholls Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles, #1) by Jeffrey Archer Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon

North America:

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson The Alienist by Caleb Carr Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline The Shining (The Shining, #1) by Stephen King Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu
Oct 16, 2014 05:50PM

21757 20.6 - Seasoned Reader - Deana's Task: It all started with a Big Bang!

Option #2: book with the genre "Science" or "Science Fiction" genre on the main page
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
The genre 'science fiction' is #1 genre on the main book page.

Daniel H. Wilson is a Goodreads Author.


25.5 - Pamela3265's Task: Remembering the College Years

Option #1: book first published in 1990, 1991, or 1992
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Originally published in 1990

Option #4: book with the genre Science Fiction or Fantasy on its main page
Son by Lois Lowry
The genre 'science fiction' is #2 on the main book page.
The AR Bookfinder information is: IL:MG+ BL:5.0 AR Pts:11.0
Approved in post #2 and #29 of Task Help thread.

Lois Lowry is a Goodreads Author.


Points this post: 45
Goodreads Authors this post: 2
Total points to date: 400
21757 Would the following books work?

Option#1:
Jurassic Park
originally published 1990

Option #4:
Son
'Science fiction' is listed on the main book page and the AR Bookfinder information is as follows:
IL: MG+ BL:5.0 AR Pts: 11.0
Oct 09, 2014 08:10PM

21757 30.2 Susan A's Task: My Favorite Subject

Option #1: book with a number visible on the cover
The 100 The 100 (The Hundred, #1) by Kass Morgan by Kass Morgan
The number '100' is visible on the cover.

Kass Morgan is a Goodreads Author.

Option 2: book with an X or Y in the title/subtitle
Six Years by Harlan Coben
There is an 'x' in the word 'six'.


30.3. Delicious Dee's Task: Seven Summits

I rolled a 2 and a 3.

Option #2: book by a Japanese author or set in Japan
Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace
The entire book is set in Tokyo, Japan.
This author is new to me.

Option #3: book that was written by 2 people
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Both of these authors are new to me.
Approved in post #29 of Task Help thread.

Claiming a Big Book ticket (500+): The Strain has 585 pages.


Points this post: 60
Goodreads Authors this post: 1
Big Book tickets this post: 1
Total points to date: 355
Oct 09, 2014 07:45PM

21757 25.3 - Andy P's Task: The Power of Three

Option #3: book originally published in a year ending in a three

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
This book was originally published in 2003.

Margaret Atwood is a Goodreads Author.


Option #5: book that is the third in a series

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
This is book #3 of the 'Divergent' series.

Veronica Roth is a Goodreads Author.

Claiming a Big Book ticket (500+): Allegiant has 526 pages.


Points this post: 25
Goodreads Authors this post: 2
Big Book Tickets this post: 1
Total points to date: 295
Oct 09, 2014 07:32PM

21757 20.1 - Most Improved Player - Jingles's task: Another Time, Another Place

Option A: book that involves time travel
TimeRiders by Alex Scarrow
The genre 'time travel' is #2 on the main book page.

Alex Scarrow is a Goodreads Author.


20.4 - Author! Author! - Rebecca's Task: See You in September

Option #1: book written by an author who has a September birthday
The Last Ship: A Novel by William Brinkley
The author was born September 10, 1917
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Claiming a Big Book ticket (500+): The Last Ship: A Novel has 624 pages.


20.10 - Group Reads

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
Commented in post #26 of Discussion Thread.


Points this post: 60
Goodreads Authors this post: 1
Big Book Tickets this post: 1
Total points to date: 270
Oct 07, 2014 09:05PM

21757 15.4 - Psychic Readers

Option B: one book that fits both criteria

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
The genre 'paranormal' is # 5 on the main book page.
The word 'book' appears in the tile
Approved in post #17 in Task Help thread.

Katherine Howe is a Goodreads Author.


15.7 - Risky Business

I got the number 40 which is 'Young Adult'
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The genre 'young adult' is #2 on the main page.

Veronica Roth is a Goodreads Author.
Claiming a Big Book ticket (500+) Insurgent has 529 pages.


15.8 - Movers & Shakers

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
I used the General Newsletter from August 2012.
https://www.goodreads.com/newsletters...

M.L. Stedman is a Goodreads Author


15.9 - Candy Corn

Gathering Blue Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry by Lois Lowry
AR Bookfinder information:
IL: MG+ - BL:5.0 - AR Pts:7.0
Approved in post #145 of the Task Help thread.

Lois Lowry is a Goodreads Author.


Points this post: 60
Goodreads Authors this post: 4
Big Book tickets this post: 1
Total points to date: 210
Sep 24, 2014 01:12AM

21757 This was my first experience with Sue Grafton and I found this book quite enjoyable. A solid little mystery without the crazy over the top plots and twists that you tend to find in mystery/thrillers today. It was an easy and quick read and kept me hooked until the very end. I found the character of Kinsey to be very likable, smart and tough.

I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
Sep 18, 2014 05:07PM

21757 10.1. You Can't Read THAT!

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
This book is #63 on the list.


10.2. Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Undress Me In The Temple Of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman
The genre 'adventure' is #8 on main book page.
Approved in post #2 and #21 of Task Help thread.


10.3. In the Pink

Pretty Little Liars Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1) by Sara Shepard by Sara Shepard
The item is a pink blouse/top.
Approved in post #2 and 32 of Task Help thread.
Sara Shepard is a Goodreads Author.


10.4. Be a Player

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Book #2 in the 'Hannibal Lecter' series.


10.5. Down Under on Top

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
Book set in Sydney, Australia.
Approved in post #11 of Task Help thread.
Liane Moriarty is a Goodreads Author.


10.6. Don't Forget Antarctica

The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom
Author initials CR can be found in AntaRCtica.


10.7. Yes, we will be here all night. Have another beer.

Puppet by Joy Fielding
This book has 464 pages.


10.8. Baby, You Can Drive My Car

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka by Marina Lewycka
There is a tractor on the cover.
Approved in post #2 and #23 of Task Help thread.


10.9. What's in a Name?

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The name 'Jennifer' is #3 on the list of women's names.
Jennifer Egan is a Goodreads Author.


10.10. It's Getting Dark Outside!

The Giver by Lois Lowry
This book is #15 on the 'Great Books With Black Covers' list.
AR Bookfinder information is IL:MG - BL:5.7 - AR PTs:7.0
Approved in post #19 of Task Help thread.
Lois Lowry is a Goodreads Author.


Points this post: 100
Total points to date: 150
Goodreads Authors this post: 4
15.9 - Candy Corn (240 new)
Sep 12, 2014 03:02AM

21757 Would Gathering Blue (The Giver #2) by Lois Lowry work?
Sep 11, 2014 05:33PM

21757 5.1 - Geometry

The Circle by Dave Eggers
Claiming a Big Book ticket (500+): this book has 512 pages

5.2 - Chemistry

Oracle Night by Paul Auster
Author initials are PA
Pa is Protactinium (element 91)

5.3 - Choir

Mortal Chaos by Matt Dickinson
Book #1 of the 'Mortal Chaos' series.

5.4 - Language Arts

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Spatial preposition: across
Beth Revis is a Goodreads Author.

5.5 Lunch

Jaws by Peter Benchley
The letters P and B are the author's initials and J is in the title.

5.6 - Financial Literacy

Incantation by Alice Hoffman
Twice a year, the building where I live organizes a book swap where we can bring books we no longer want or have room for and take other books. All the books are free and this is one of the books I got from this years book swap.
(approved post #9 of Task Help thread).

5.7 - Geography

Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
I was born in London, England (Europe).
This book takes place in Reddington, Vermont (North America).
Chris Bohjalian is a Goodreads Author.

5.8 - History

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Approved in post #11 of Task Help thread.

5.9 - World Language

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
My native language is English and this book was originally published in Swedish.

5.10 - Independent Study

Messenger by Lois Lowry
AR Bookfinder information:
IL: MG+ - BL:4.9 - AR Pts:5.0
Lois Lowry is a Goodreads Author

Points this post: 50
Total points to date: 50
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books (500+): 1


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