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

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21757 Miriam wrote: "Will you accept poetry as a genre? I read poetry fairly often, usually when other reading isn't working, and right now I have Nox, which a book length poem and [book:If There is Som..."

YES!!!
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5.1 -- Short and Sweet
December 21st is the Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year. February is also the shortest month of the year. Read the shortest book on your TBR shelf. As per challenge rules, you must read an entire book (i.e., individual short stories, novellas, and excepts will not work) of at least 100 pages (or 500 children’s picture book pages).
The Last Olympian by Riordan
5 points
335 total
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25.2 - Emily IN's task - Thank You Moderators
We wouldn’t have this great group without our wonderful moderators. As a thank you to them, readtwo books that were read by a moderator of the SRC group in 2010. The books can be from the same moderator or you can read one book from two moderators. REQUIRED: Tell us which moderator/moderators list(s) you used.
Dlmrose's 2010 books Cutting for Stone by Verghese
Kristi's 2010 books Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Skloot
25 points
330 total
goodreads author credit for skloot
21757 Sandra wrote: "Would these both fall withing the same genre of "chick-lit":

Spin and The Wildwater Walking Club"


YES!!
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25.1 -- Wendy MA's task - Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire...
Read two books from your 'old chestnut' list (i.e., two books from your favorite genre). Both books should come from the same genre. Happy Holidays!!
Mystery genre
Hot Mahogany by Woods
Loitering with Intent by Woods
25 points
305 total
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15.10 - Keep it Simple
February 27 is “No Brainer Day.” Let’s wind up the winter challenge with a book that’s just for fun – a book that you read just because you want to!
UR by Stephen King
15 points
280 total
21757 Nonodisco wrote: "It looks like we're being pretty strict about genre, so I was wondering whether postmodern fiction would count for this task. I might read, for example, The Crying of Lot 49 and [book:W..."
Cool connection That's great!!
21757 Cindie wrote: "Wendy wrote: "kiki wrote: "i'm a sucker for cat stories and i love non-fiction, so i'm wondering if two memoirs about cats would work? like [book:Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the ..."

Lilian Jackson Braun is still alive however she was born in 1913 so at 98 her last book was cancelled by the publisher!!
21757 Kandie wrote: "Cool, thanks!"

yw!!
21757 Kandie wrote: "Is young adult ok as a genre or would you want it broken down more - young adult dystopian, young adult sci fi, etc?"

young adult mystery, ya sci-fi, ya dystopia etc.
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20.2 Rookie at the Top: Stacey's task- Winter Flowers Day
December 8 is Winter Flowers Day. Read a book that has the name of a flower or the word "flower" in the title. Required: Identify the flower when you post.
The Sunflower by Evans (sunflower)
20 points
265 total
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5.8 -- Here's to a New Beginning
The New Year signals a new beginning. Read the 1st book in a new-to-you series. No re-reads allowed. Books must be identified as first a series on GoodReads (Series Name, #1). Examples: Dead Until Dark, The Black Echo, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Maze of Bones 39 clues- #1 by Riordan
5 points
245 total
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resubmission

30.7 -- Emily Kate's task -- Forever Young
Young-adult books (often abbreviated as YA) are books written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 14 to 21. For this task you must read 2 or more YA books totaling at least 800 pages. In addition, all books must be chosen from different sub-genres of YA (defined below).

For the purposes of this task the genres are defined as follows:
A. Romance
B. Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
C. Historical Fiction
D. Non-fiction
E. Sci-Fi / Fantasy
F. Dystopian
G. Paranormal
H. Issue oriented: substance abuse, mental illness, rape, etc.
I. Coming of Age

Required: When claiming points, list whether your books are stand-alones or series, what sub-genre they fit into, and the number of pages. Briefly explain why the books chosen are considered YA and why it fits the sub-genre.
One False Note by Korman series (B) /suspense /mystery 174 pages The children AGES 11 AND 14 MUST BEAT THEIR RELATIVES TO THE CLUES LEFT BY THEIR GRANDMOTHER TO WIN THE INHERITANCE. THE RELATIVES TRY TO KILL THEM WITH BOMBS AND WEAPONS. LOTS OF SUSPENSE.
Last Sacrifice by Mead (F-Dystopian) Teenager is accused of killing the monarch 594 pages
Candy for Christmas by Fluke 102 pages Runaway teenager gets help from bakery owner (I -coming of age) Part of series
800+ pages
30 points
big book over 500
240 total
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20.5 Bigger is Better: Ashley FL's task as suggested by Stesse- Bigger is Better, and Larger than Life
Required: IF the unconventional woman is obscure from the book's title or GR description, include the connection when you post.
Shakespeare’s Counselor by Harris
The women meet at a rape survivor’s group ; the counselor is still being stalked
20 points
240 total
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30.7 -- Emily Kate's task -- Forever Young
Young-adult books (often abbreviated as YA) are books written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 14 to 21. For this task you must read 2 or more YA books totaling at least 800 pages. In addition, all books must be chosen from different sub-genres of YA (defined below).

For the purposes of this task the genres are defined as follows:
A. Romance
B. Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
C. Historical Fiction
D. Non-fiction
E. Sci-Fi / Fantasy
F. Dystopian
G. Paranormal
H. Issue oriented: substance abuse, mental illness, rape, etc.
I. Coming of Age

Required: When claiming points, list whether your books are stand-alones or series, what sub-genre they fit into, and the number of pages. Briefly explain why the books chosen are considered YA and why it fits the sub-genre.
One False Note by Korman series (B) /suspense /mystery 174 pages The children AGES 11 AND 14 MUST BEAT THEIR RELATIVES TO THE CLUES LEFT BY THEIR GRANDMOTHER TO WIN THE INHERITANCE. THE RELATIVES TRY TO KILL THEM WITH BOMBS AND WEAPONS. LOTS OF SUSPENSE.
Last Sacrifice by Mead (B- Suspense) Teenager is accused of killing the monarch 594 pages
Candy for Christmas by Fluke 102 pages Runaway teenager gets help from bakery owner (I -coming of age) Part of series
800+ pages
30pages
220 total
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30.6 -- Delicious Dee's task -- Looking for a Few Good... Authors
Choose one of your favorite authors. Then, go to: Roll Dice, and click on "Roll Again" ONCE(you only get one roll). If you rolled a:

1. Read a book written by an author whose name has the same number of letters as your favorite author. You must use the author's complete name as it appears on Goodreads. For example: Nora Roberts has 11 letters, so does Lynsay Sands.
Rick Riordan (11 letters) so I read John Grisham 11 letters- The Confession

3. Read a book with the same setting as your favorite book by the author. If your favorite author's book is set in the United States, at least part of the book you chose must be set in the same state. If your favorite author's book is set outside of the United States, at least part of the book you chose must be set in the same country. If your favorite author's book is set in space, the book you chose must also be set in space. If your favorite author's book is set in a fantasy world (even if that world is based on a real place), the book you chose must also be set in a fantasy world (it does not need to be the same fantasy world). For example: My favorite trilogy by Nora Roberts is set in Tennessee, as is Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams. Required: Include the setting for both the original author's book and the chosen book when claiming points.
Lightning Thief is set in New York The Wrecker by Cussler is set in New York


REQUIRED: In addition to the specific requirements set out in #2, #3, and #5, anyone claiming points for this task must include what numbers you rolled AND which author you used as your favorite author (you must use the same author for both tasks). 1,3 Riordan
30 points
190 total
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10.6 Cookie Exchange: Bake Cookies Day is celebrated on December 18th. Read a book with the word "cookie(s)" or any word from a cookie variety in the title. Here's a list of cookies to get you started: Joy of Baking Cookies. Brand names such as "Oreo" are allowed.
the chocolate chip cookie murder by fluke (variety is choc. chip!)
10 points
160 total
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repost5.7 -- Happy New Year!
In 2011, Feb 3 is Chinese New Year. The color red is very common during the celebration. Read a book with a predominately red cover. Examples: REQUIRED: Include a picture of the cover or a link to it.
Janet Evanovich Wicked Appetite http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1282...
5 points
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10.8 Promise Her Anything, But Give Her... In honor of Valentine's Day, read a book with flowers, candy, hearts, or jewelry on the cover.
REQUIRED: you MUST include a link to the book or to the cover in your post.

The Hard Kind of Promise by Willner-Pardo (flower on the cover)
Cover link http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/77...
10 points
150 total
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5.7 -- Happy New Year!
In 2011, Feb 3 is Chinese New Year. The color red is very common during the celebration. Read a book with a predominately red cover. Examples: REQUIRED: Include a picture of the cover or a link to it.
Janet Evanovich Wicked Appetite
5 points
total 140
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20.3 Best Review Contest: chucklesthescot's task- Frosty the Snowman
In Christmas films we often see snowmen magically coming to life. For this task, read a book where a magical transformation takes place using any of these scenarios:
~ human discovers previously unknown powers: god, witch, wizard, or superhero. Book example: The Lightning Thief, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Optional: Tell us which creature would you most like to turn into and why?

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Riordan Grover-I love his fuzzy legs.
20 points
135 total
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