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10.2 - Subtitles (14 new)
Jun 01, 2015 11:53AM

36119 Ed wrote: "Wondering if Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare will qualify?.... GR lists the original title as "Twelfth Night; or, What You Will" on the most popular English language e..."

This is not based on the original title, but rather on how the most popular edition title displays. Unfortunately, the MPEPE does not use the subtitle (Twelfth Night) versus the Dover edition which does (Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will).

So, it does not work for this task.
20.6 - Under 31 (19 new)
Jun 01, 2015 08:27AM

36119 Ed wrote: "so, I suspect he was much younger than 31. What to do?..."

This task does require some kind of evidence that the author was 30 or younger -- I would accept a graduation year for college as a way to approximate birth year, for example. But, unfortunately, the database does not accept "he looks young" as a numerical value. ;)
Jun 01, 2015 07:35AM

36119 Jenifer wrote: "Do alternate time lines count as spanning over 100 years?"


Thanks for asking -- I am fairly certain that the task could be worded more clearly, but haven't yet discovered how.
Jun 01, 2015 04:51AM

36119 Amanda wrote: "Um, not sure on this as I haven't read it ( but I've seen the trailer, and that doesn't seem to make this fit ), The Hunger Games( on the first list) ??..."

I have neither read the books nor seen the movie, but I do remember grumblings on the internet about Hollywood changing the race of the main character.
Jun 01, 2015 04:44AM

36119 People of the Book covers from 1480 to 1996.
Possession should work -- it probably covers mid-1800s and 1987. It also has a lot of combo points.
Angle of Repose might work. The present day story is 1970 and real-life inspiration for one of the characters in the past-story married and moved out west in 1876.

Multi-period epics is sparsely populated, but might give you ideas.

Best Past-Present Books has some books that go back more than 100 years and a lot that only go back a few years or a single generation.
Jun 01, 2015 04:12AM

36119 Amanda wrote: "Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China ?"

Unfortunately, this doesn't quite span a full century -- the table of contents shows that it covers from 1909 to 1991.
Jun 01, 2015 04:11AM

36119 Orlando by Virginia Woolf spans three centuries
May 31, 2015 09:40PM

May 31, 2015 09:04PM

36119 10.5 - June Solstice: The Tropic of Cancer is the most northerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead. This only occurs once a year on the June solstice. Read a book written by an author born in one of the countries which the Tropic of Cancer passes through.
10.6 - WILLA (23 new)
May 31, 2015 09:03PM

36119 10.6 - WILLA: In honor of July 27 - National Day of the Cowboy by reading a book that was nominated for or won a WILLA Literary Award.
May 31, 2015 09:03PM

36119 10.7 - Multi-Century - Coralie's Task:
Read a book that spans at least 100 years. When posting a book for this task, please indicate the time span covered.
May 31, 2015 09:02PM

36119 10.8 - Summertime Heat - Krista's Task:
Read a book that contains at least one of the following words (or the plural form) in the title: Blazing, Bright, Burn, Burning, Fire, Fiery, Heat, Hot, Inferno, Scorch, Scorching, Sun, Sunny, Sunlight, Sunshine.
May 31, 2015 09:02PM

36119 10.9 - Diverse Genres - Cory Day's Task:
Read a "genre" novel (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Historical Fiction, or Western listed on the genre section of the book's page) in which the narrator or a main character is a person of color OR written by a person of color.
May 31, 2015 09:01PM

May 31, 2015 09:01PM

36119 Readerboard for the Summer 2015 Reading with Style Challenge!

(Please post your points for completed tasks in the Completed Tasks topic. This Readerboard folder shows the current point standings of the challenge participants who have posted points. It's generally updated every week or so.)

Note: Please post your points frequently. Players who post many completed tasks the last week of the challenge may not have all their points tallied for inclusion on the Readerboard.

Happy reading!
May 31, 2015 09:00PM

36119 10-20 sub-challenge sample post:

15.7 - 10-20 - Time Traveler

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
Pub. 1997, Born 1962

+15 task
+10 bonus

Task total: 25
Grand Total: 475
May 31, 2015 09:00PM

36119 Post your completed tasks here. In order to help us better manage our score keeping:

Please use the add book/author link for the book titles. When claiming combo points, tell how the book qualifies, and provide a link if requested in the task description.

Reading w/Style (RwS) Sample Completed Tasks Post:

10.2 - Subtitle

Sor Juana: Or, the Traps of Faith by Octavio Paz

+10 task
+5 combo (10.5 - Solstice)
+10 not-a-novel
+10 non-Western
+5 oldies (1982)
+5 jumbo (547 pages)

Task total: 45
Grand Total: 475

(This assumes the post is mid-challenge, and that you had previously posted 430 points)
20.6 - Under 31 (19 new)
May 31, 2015 04:00PM

36119 Krista wrote: "
Doh! I knew I'd seen that wording somewhere, but I thought it was on this task specifically. Thanks for the quick response!..."

We put a lot of time into creating the FAQ posts (it was necessary, as from one day to the next I would give a different answer to the same question) and it's nice to be able to remind members that the resource exists. :)
20.6 - Under 31 (19 new)
May 31, 2015 03:53PM

36119 Krista wrote: "If there are two authors, is it the just first author listed who needs to be 30 or younger?

I'm thinking specifically of: [book:I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by th..."

From the FAQ thread:

For author-based tasks, how are books with multiple authors treated?
The primary author (the author listed first on the cover) must qualify for the task for the book to be eligible.

Yes, I Am Malala qualifies for this task.
May 31, 2015 03:49PM

36119 Amanda wrote: "Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "I just updated the Non-Western authors list in the Quick Links post."

Query : I've checked the list - J.M. Coetzee, non western ? Not on there, and I notic..."

Please see post 3 in the General Questions and Answers thread.

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