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Jan 15, 2018 01:13PM

38274 3.1 (Bethany's Task) Live in the Present, Look to the Future

✔1. Present published in the last year
(August 8th 2017)
Barely Legal by Stuart Woods
(1/3/18) 368 pp. 3.5 ★★★

✔2. Future--Science Fiction genre
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
(1/6/18) 522 pp. ★★★★

✔3. author's first & last initials in (PRESENT)
Patrick Taylor's An Irish Country Girl
(1/13/18) 319 pp ★★★★

Points Earned: 3
Pages Read: 1209

Total Points: 5
Total Pages: 1870
Jan 15, 2018 01:06PM

38274 1.5 National Puzzle Day
Title started with L (PUZZLE)
Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods (1/11/18) 291 pp. 3.5★★★

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 291

Total Points: 2
Total Pages: 571
Surprise Me Task (11 new)
Jan 11, 2018 11:42PM

38274 Thanks Tessa :)
Jan 07, 2018 08:27PM

38274 1.7 (Linda C's Task) Cruising
beach read
A Seaside Christmas (Chesapeake Shores #10) by Sherryl Woods A Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods
(1/7/18) 280 pp. 3.5 ★★★

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 280
Surprise Me Task (11 new)
Jan 07, 2018 08:13PM

38274 For Marilyn I choose:

Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles

My 5 are:
What Made Maddy Run The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen by Kate Fagan Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid A Murder in Time (Kendra Donovan, #1) by Julie McElwain
Best of 2017 (8 new)
Jan 07, 2018 07:18PM

38274 My top 3 reads:

Recipes for Love and Murder (Tannie Maria, #1) by Sally Andrew Last Christmas in Paris A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

I'm going to read Dark Matter by Blake Crouch by Blake Crouch - listed by Amber :D
Jan 03, 2018 02:20PM

38274 All the tasks are up now! Many "Thanks" to Bethany, Linda C, and Tessa.
"Happy Birthday" Linda C and have "Fun on your cruise"!
Jan 03, 2018 12:54PM

Jan 03, 2018 12:52PM

38274 Are you talking about task 1.2 Pick a genre?
The MPG is History

This link may help you: History MPG

I hope this answered your question.
Jan 01, 2018 11:13PM

38274 Diana S Reading Plans for January

One Point Task


1.1 Best of 2017
Listed by Amber: I'm reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

1.2 (Bethany's task) Pick A Genre
Read a book with History as its main page genre.

1.3 (Tessa's Task) Reading Rainbow
Read a book with a Silver, Blue, or white cover (at less 75%)

1.4 Remembrances Getting Healthy
(January - Promising to get healthy by starting an exercise program)
Read a book with someone doing a physical exercise on the cover.

✔✔1.5 National Puzzle Day
Title started with L (PUZZLE)
Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods (1/11/18) 291 pp. 3.5★★★

1.6 National Hot Tea Day (1/12)
Read a book whose author's initials (first &last) are in the word HOT TEA.

✔✔1.7 (Linda C's Task) Cruising
beach read
A Seaside Christmas (Chesapeake Shores #10) by Sherryl Woods A Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods
(1/7/18) 280 pp. 3.5 ★★★

Two Point Tasks

2.1 Surprise Me

My 5 are:
What Made Maddy Run The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen by Kate Fagan Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid A Murder in Time (Kendra Donovan, #1) by Julie McElwain
Tessa chose Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman & Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh

2.2 Amazing Race
1. Capture the Flag

Read a book set in the ARGENTINA (must be at less set 75% in chosen country).

✔2. Detour
c. Dinosaurs
Read a book that #2 in a series.
Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
(A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #2)
( 1/2/18) 320 pp. ★★★

2.3 (Bethany's Task) Let's Set Some Goals
Read Two Books

1. Set your reading goal for 2018. Then, choose a book that contains your goal numbers in its page numbers, (up to two digits). State your reading goal.
Example: If my goal is 45 books, I must have a 4 and a 5 in my page numbers--450 pgs, 254 pgs, etc. If my goal is 107 books, I can have a 1, 0, or 7 (must use two of those numbers.)

2. Set a life goal, then read a book connected to that goal. Tell us the goal and how your book connects.
Example: If my goal is to lose weight, I might read a book with Health as the genre.If my goal is to save money, I could read a book from the library.

2.4 (Linda C's Task) My Birthday Month
Read Two Books

Favorite things to do on my birthday:

1. Travel to someplace warm (we just came off of a week of single digit highs)
*Read a book set in a warm climate - tell us where (do not use a summer locale of a place that is cold in January- it has to scream WARM)
✔2. Special Dinner/Romantic
The Christmas Bouquet (Chesapeake Shores, #11) by Sherryl Woods The Christmas Bouquet by Sherryl Woods
(1/7/18) 288 pp. 3.5 ★★★

Three Point Task

✔3.1 (Bethany's Task) Live in the Present, Look to the Future

✔1. Present published in the last year
(August 8th 2017)
Barely Legal by Stuart Woods
(1/3/18) 368 pp. 3.5 ★★★

✔2. Future--Science Fiction genre
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
(1/6/18) 522 pp. ★★★★

✔3. Read a book where the author's first and last initials are in (PRESENT)
Patrick Taylor's An Irish Country Girl
(1/13/18) 319 pp ★★★★


Five Point Task

5.1 New Year's Resolutions

Spell-out: GOALS

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Jan 01, 2018 09:40PM

38274 One Point Task


1.1 Best of 2017
Go to link: Best of 2017

1.2 (Bethany's task) Pick A Genre
Read a book with History as its main page genre.

1.3 (Tessa's Task) Reading Rainbow
Read a book with a Silver, Blue, or white cover (at less 75%)

1.4 Remembrances Getting Healthy
(January - Promising to get healthy by starting an exercise program)
Read a book with someone doing a physical exercise on the cover.

1.5 National Puzzle Day (1/29)
Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in PUZZLE (The, A, An are excluded)

1.6 National Hot Tea Day (1/12)
Read a book whose author's initials (first &last) are in the word HOT TEA.

1.7 (Linda C's Task) Cruising
I will be spending 3 weeks this month cruising

Read a book you consider a great beach read


Two Point Tasks

2.1 Surprise Me
Read Two Books

Go to link: Surprise Me Task

2.2 Amazing Race
Read Two Books
1. Capture the Flag

Read a book set in the ARGENTINA (must be at less set 75% in chosen country).

2. Detour

To reach your detour complete one of the following tasks.

a. Tango
Argentina lay claim to inventing the world most famous dance. It started out in the brothels of Buenos Aires. Before the tango craze spread throughout Europe in the early 20th century.
Read a book where the MC likes to dance. -OR- read a book that set during the early 20th century. (1900 - 1930).
b. Friend's Day
A day dedicated entirely to friendships. Friends gather, partis are held, and everyone gets together late at night to celebrate friendship on July 20th every year.
Read a book about a group of friends.
c. Dinosaurs
In the last decade, Argentina has been home to multiple discoveries of gigantic dinosaurs. Giganotosaurus is a dinosaur genus found in Argentina. A cousin of the famed T. rex. A dinosaur 3 toes instead the 2 toes T. rex.
Read a book that #2 or #3 in a series.

2.3 (Bethany's Task) Let's Set Some Goals
Read Two Books

1. Set your reading goal for 2018. Then, choose a book that contains your goal numbers in its page numbers, (up to two digits). State your reading goal.
Example: If my goal is 45 books, I must have a 4 and a 5 in my page numbers--450 pgs, 254 pgs, etc. If my goal is 107 books, I can have a 1, 0, or 7 (must use two of those numbers.)

2. Set a life goal, then read a book connected to that goal. Tell us the goal and how your book connects.
Example: If my goal is to lose weight, I might read a book with Health as the genre.If my goal is to save money, I could read a book from the library.

2.4 (Linda C's Task) My Birthday Month
Read Two Books

Favorite things to do on my birthday:

1. Travel to someplace warm (we just came off of a week of single digit highs)
*Read a book set in a warm climate - tell us where (do not use a summer locale of a place that is cold in January- it has to scream WARM)
2. When not traveling, spend the day reading by the fire, with coffee, tea, cocoa, or wine (depending on my mood); maybe topped off with a luxurious dinner and a romantic movie
*Read a book that features a special dinner, has a favorite beverage on the cover, or is romantic (your interpretation)

Three Point Task

3.1 (Bethany's Task) Live in the Present, Look to the Future
Read Three Books

1. Present--Read a book published in the last year.
2. Future--Read a book set in the future, or of the Science Fiction genre.
3. Read a book where the author's first and last initials are in PRESENT and/or FUTURE.


Five Point Task

5.1 New Year's Resolutions
Read Five Books

Many of us are busy making lists and goals for this year's resolutions.
For the month spell-out the word LISTS or GOALS.

example:

Graham, Heather - Nightwalker
Out of the Ashes by Pittacus Lore
Alan Bradley's The Grave's a Fine and Private Place
Last Castle (The) by Denise Kiernan
Small Town Love Story (A) by Sherryl Woods

(Your may use the first letter of the first word of the book title (exclude a, an, or the) -OR- the initials of an author's first or last name).
Don't forget to list the date you read your books.
Best of 2017 (8 new)
Jan 01, 2018 09:38PM

38274 List here your top 3 reads of 2017 (by book covers.)

example:
Top 3 reads: Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3) by Kevin Kwan Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Then read one of the books that a fellow member has listed.
State the member and the book you are going to read.
Surprise Me Task (11 new)
Jan 01, 2018 09:24PM

38274 Post your books here

Directions for this task

★ 1. List 5 books (use bookcovers) that you would like to read this month.
** (this is for the 1st person who post)

example...
Here are my 5 books: The Lake House by Kate Morton Christmas Caramel Murder (Hannah Swensen, #20) by Joanne Fluke The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens

★ 2. The next person to post will choose the two books for you to read for this task.

example....
For (name) I pick: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Christmas Caramel Murder (Hannah Swensen, #20) by Joanne Fluke

★ 3. Then they will list their books:

example....
Here are my 5 books: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

.... step #2 and #3 in one post.

★ 4. and so on .......

★★ Just a reminder: the 1st person to post doesn't pick any books. You just list your 5 books.
Jan 01, 2018 09:21PM

38274 Here's the spot to put the books you've read this month.
Put any books you've read for the month.
This is just a quick "fun" reference so just use book covers.
Jan 01, 2018 09:19PM

38274 Here's the spot to help you with your plan for this month's reading.
Jan 01, 2018 09:17PM

38274 Scoreboard
(updated: post #10)

Most Points
Tessa - 2
Linda C - 1
Diana S - 5
**Bethanty - 3


Most Pages
Tessa - 592
Linda C - 231
Diana S - 1870
**Bethany - 850
Jan 01, 2018 09:17PM

38274 Please post the tasks you have completed in this thread.

The following format is greatly appreciated:

Scoreboard name (if different from GR name)
Task # and Title
Link to book AND Author
Date book was completed
Points for this task
Pages for this task
Total Points
Total Pages
Rating (optional)
Review (optional)
Total Books (optional)
Jan 01, 2018 09:12PM

38274 2018 Remembrances

Pick a month and give us an object on the cover that reminds you for that month. For example, December, it could remind you of Christmas trees. So we would read a book with a Christmas Tree(s) on the cover/examples will be given.

January - promising to get healthy by starting an exercise program - someone doing a physical exercise on the cover.
February
March (Tessa) March Madness - Any BALL used in a sport (bonus if it's a basketball) on the cover
April
May (Linda C) Mother's Day - woman & child on cover
June (Diana S) Fun in the Sun - a beach on the cover
July
August (Amberly) Dog Days of Summer - dog on the cover
September (Amber) Banned Book Week - book on the cover
October
November
December
Jan 01, 2018 09:10PM

38274 2018 Reading Rainbow

Pick a month, then pick a color or colors that remind you of the month. For example, in July, one may usually think RED, WHITE, and BLUE. So we will be given a choice to read a book that is with a predominately red, white, or blue cover (at less 75%); or you can just pick one color for the month/examples will be given.

January (Tessa) Silver, Blue, White
February (Diana S) Red - Pink
March (Bethany) Green - Pastel Colors (lavender, light blue, pale yellow, etc)
April (Amberly) Pink - Purple - Yellow
May
June (Amber) Yellow, Green, Blue
July
September
October (Linda C) orange, black, white
November
December
Jan 01, 2018 09:09PM

38274 The Amazing Race

July- Mexico (archaeological ruins of Tulum)
August Tessa Italy (home to many Renaissance masterpieces, such as Michelangelo's David (in Florence).
September- Marilyn Canada ( Canada has the longest coastline in the world, more than 125,000 miles long)
October- Diana Romania (Transylvania,a historical region of Romania)
November - Micklibrarian United Kingdom (5th November/Armistice Day - 11th)
December- Wanda Germany (German Christmas Markets)
★January Argentina
February - Tessa Vietnam (Fabulous beaches / Historic cities)
March - Amber Ireland (snake free/ 2nd highest per capita consumption of beer)
April - Amberly Poland (Easter - Yummy food)
May - Sam F Australia (While Ireland is snake free, Australia hosts 17 of the world's most poisonous snakes. It has more animals that are deadly to humans, I think, than any other country. Great Barrier Reef consider one of the Wonders of the World)
June - Linda C France (Provence, lavender farms in bloom)
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