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Apr 03, 2017 11:10AM

21757 Sandy wrote: "Kathryn CA wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Kathryn CA post 976

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire includes Childrens as a main page genre:
Fantasy 36,852 users
Young Adult 12,607 users
Fiction 9,8..."


I personally don't believe that this book or any of the later books in the series are children's books. They are far too dark for children. I check every book I read to see if children are listed on that main page. It wasn't just a "hoping that the genre won't show up" situation. That is part of the process I go through before I post any book here. I check adult books, young adult books, middle grade books, and everything else. My surprise that children's wasn't there was more of a "wow, people finally wised up that the goblet of fire and later books aren't actually children's books." Not a "let me see what I can get away with for the reading challenge" situation. And so my question still stands. If it doesn't actually show up on the main page for everyone, how are we supposed to know to look further? Should every book now be looked at in the AR Finder with the rating posted just in case for some other people there is a shelf called children on their main page? Even when you pull up the list of shelves for this particular book, "children" isn't found until the 15th shelf. More people shelved it just generically "Harry Potter" than "childrens". 5 times as many people shelved it as "Young Adult" than "children".
Apr 03, 2017 09:43AM

21757 Sandy wrote: "Kathryn CA post 976

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire includes Childrens as a main page genre:
Fantasy 36,852 users
Young Adult 12,607 users
Fiction 9,832 users
Fantasy>Magic 3,452 user..."


When I posted the book for the challenge, Children's wasn't on the main page. I double checked when posting it because I was surprised by that. Even now, when I click on the book, there are only three shelves showing on the main page. This is what shows up for me:

Fantasy 36,872 users
Young Adult 12,609 users
Fiction 9,832 users
See top shelves…

So if the top shelves are inconsistent from user to user, how are we supposed to know when to look further than what is showing on the main page for the book the we see?
21757 Can I get approval on Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson? The kindle edition is 129 pages (as noted on the goodreads page for this edition).
21757 Kathryn CA

10.2 - Initial Success
Read a book with an author who uses exactly 2 initials instead of a first name as it appears on Goodreads
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
***Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a big book ticket. 734 pages***

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 90/850

BB Tickets This Post: 0
Total BB Tickets: 500+: (2), 750+: (0), 1000+: (1)
Total GO Tickets:
Books Read: 7
Tasks Completed: 6
21757 Kathryn CA

20.7 Shorter is Sweeter - Amy FL's Task: Play Ball!
Option 2 - Read a book that takes place in Florida or France. At least 50% of the book must be set in either of those locations.
Replica by Lauren Oliver
The book is set at least 50% in Florida (maybe a quarter is set in North Carolina). Florida mentioned in the book description.
***Replica is a big book ticket. 544 pages***

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 80/850

BB Tickets This Post: 0
Total BB Tickets: 500+: (1), 750+: (0), 1000+: (1)
Total GO Tickets:
Books Read: 6
Tasks Completed: 5
21757 Kathryn CA

15.5. Girls Just Wanta Have Fun!
Read a book with the word “girl” found intact in the title/subtitle of the book.
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 60/850

BB Tickets This Post: 0
Total BB Tickets: 500+: (0), 750+: (0), 1000+: (1)
Total GO Tickets:
Books Read: 5
Tasks Completed: 4
21757 Kathryn CA

15.6 - I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends.
Read a book that a GR friend has rated 4 or 5 stars.
Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
Many friends rated this 4 of 5 stars. One is a friend named Megan.
***Lord of Chaos is a big book ticket. 1011 pages***

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 45/850

BB Tickets This Post: 0
Total BB Tickets: 500+: (0), 750+: (0), 1000+: (1)
Total GO Tickets:
Books Read: 3
Tasks Completed: 3
21757 Kathryn CA

20.5 - Bigger is Better - Pia's Task: It Was One of Those March Days...
OPTION 3 - Read a book where ALL the letters in the word RAINBOW are found in any combination of the title, subtitle and/or author's first and last name.
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham
talking As fast as I can: from gilmoRe girls to gilmOre girls, aNd everything in BetWeen (letters in RAINBOW capitalized)

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 30/850

BB Tickets This Post: 0
Total BB Tickets: 500+: (0), 750+: (0), 1000+: (0)
Total GO Tickets:
Books Read: 2
Tasks Completed: 2
21757 Kathryn CA

10.9 - Star Wars Stars
Read a book by an author who shares a name with one of these actors who appeared in the film
The Last Mile by David Baldacci
Author has first name of David which matches David Prowse

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 10/850

BB Tickets This Post: 0
Total BB Tickets: 500+: (0), 750+: (0), 1000+: (0)
Total GO Tickets:
Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1
Mar 30, 2017 04:09PM

21757 Justme wrote: "30 days! I'm giving in & looking at tasks today to see where I am. I have read a ton & the anticipation was grand!"

Yeah, I've read several books but now I have to take the time to fit them in tasks. I just have been so busy this month. I created my spreadsheet for the challenge but that is as far as I got. And with every book I finish, it just seems more and more daunting. lol
Mar 02, 2017 04:05PM

21757 Laure wrote: "My second season just finished with 615 points (vs 520 the season before) - I did not read that many more books, but I think I was more savvy in completing the tasks this time round.

I know I must..."


I have been doing the challenge off and on since it was a part of a different group (The Next Best Book Club) and I have never completed it. I totally understand that feeling of it being like "This could be my one chance!" Can you imagine how many tasks there will be next season???
Mar 01, 2017 12:41PM

21757 Paul wrote: "Kathryn CA wrote: "Cheya wrote: "SPREADSHEET TEMPLATE ~ HELP!
Dimrose suggested in the "Getting Started" section for SRC that some of the seasoned members might be willing to share a template for a..."


I'm pretty sure I probably borrowed it from someone and then tweaked it years ago. But I am glad it helps!
Feb 28, 2017 10:14AM

21757 I am finishing up the Winter Challenge with 305 points and 20 tasks complete. In the Spring, I would like to get at least 30 tasks completed and have a higher score. My real goal is the number of tasks, not the points, as I want to give those lower point tasks some attention and not just focus on the higher value points to reach my goal.
21757 Kathryn CA

15.7 - Tales of Middle-earth
Read a book with a main page genre that contains “Fantasy”
Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
***Has a main page genre of Fantasy***

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 305/1075

BB Tickets This Post: 0
Total BB Tickets: 500+: (2), 750+: (0), 1000+: (0)
Total GO Tickets: 1
Books Read: 27
Tasks Completed: 20
21757 Kathryn CA

Task 25.11 - Wayne's Task: A Festivus for the Rest of Us!
Option 3 - Read a book that so disappointed one of your GR friends that they only gave it a 1 or 2 star rating.
Firefight by Brandon Sanderson 416 pages
Goodreads Friend, Irene, rated it a 2 star. I thought it was a 5 star
Option 5 - Read a book that is 2nd, 3rd, or 23rd in a series.
The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen 331 pages
This book is #2 in the Ascendance Trilogy.
The Runaway King has an AR rating of IL: MG - BL: 5.0 - AR Pts: 12.0
Total page count for this task: 416+331=747

Points This Post: 25
Total Points: 290/1075

BB Tickets This Post: 0
Total BB Tickets: 500+: (2), 750+: (0), 1000+: (0)
Total GO Tickets: 1
Books Read: 26
Tasks Completed: 19
21757 Kathryn CA

Task 30.7 - Jonquil’s Task: Dreams are made of this
Book A: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg - Set in London, England
Book B: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson - Set in Chicago, USA. Approved in post 51 - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Here is a reference: "The story is told through the perspective of David, an orphaned teenager living in Newcago (formerly known as Chicago)." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rec...

Points This Post: 30
Total Points: 265/1075

BB Tickets This Post: 0
Total BB Tickets: 500+: (2), 750+: (0), 1000+: (0)
Total GO Tickets: 1
Books Read: 25
Tasks Completed: 18
Feb 09, 2017 12:31PM

21757 Jonquil wrote: "Kathryn CA wrote: "I was wondering if Steelheart would work. It takes place in post-apocalypse Chicago. Here is a reference: "The story is told through the perspective of David, an ..."

Nope, they stay there the whole first book (just finished it yesterday).

Thanks!
Feb 09, 2017 11:42AM

21757 I was wondering if Steelheart would work. It takes place in post-apocalypse Chicago. Here is a reference: "The story is told through the perspective of David, an orphaned teenager living in Newcago (formerly known as Chicago)." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rec...

Thank you!
21757 Kathryn CA

10.9. Stories Say..............
Read a book with a main page genre of mythology.
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 235/1075

BB Tickets This Post: 0
Total BB Tickets: 500+: (2), 750+: (0), 1000+: (0)
Total GO Tickets: 1
Books Read: 23
Tasks Completed: 17
21757 Kathryn CA

30.1 - Maya's Task : Good Things Come in Pairs
Option 1 -
A: Read a book that is 1st in a series. This must be indicated by the book's metadata on Goodreads, and must be marked as #1 in the series (no .5 prequels).
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
B: Read the 2nd book in the same series as book A. This must be indicated by the book's metadata on Goodreads, and must be marked as #2 in the series.
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear

Points This Post: 30
Total Points: 225/1075

BB Tickets This Post: 0
Total BB Tickets: 500+: (2), 750+: (0), 1000+: (0)
Total GO Tickets: 1
Books Read: 22
Tasks Completed: 16
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