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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Sep 05, 2012 06:20PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (KristinaSimon) | 8938 comments Mod
25.6 - Chaitra's task: Reading for the Video Game Junkie!
Mid fall, on 16th October, my dear husband - the video game junkie - turns 30! It's been a tradition for me ever since we've been together, to buy him video games for his birthday and then complain year-round when he plays them to the exclusion of all else. :D So, in honor of the husband's big three-oh, my task is to read through some of his favorite video games.

For this task, pick two books from two different options. You may read the novelizations of any of the mentioned games, provided you choose them from different options.

Required: Please state the options you choose. If the option involves a cover, please post the cover. If the choices are not obvious from the GoodReads description, please state the connection.

1. Halo 3 & Mass Effect 3: Read a non-fiction book about space -or- a fiction book which features aliens -or- read any book in a series (identified as such on Goodreads) with at least three published books at the start of the fall challenge (the published books must exclude short stories/novellas published in anthologies).

2. Bioshock: Read a book with a protagonist who survives a natural or man-made disaster (a vehicle crash, earthquake, tsunami, forest fire, plane crash, hurricane, nuclear explosion, flood, etc.) -or- a book with the genre "Horror" on the main page -or- a book with a plane or a lighthouse on the cover.

3. Forza 4: Read a book with a car on the cover -or- a book with a main character that has something to do with cars (driver/mechanic/maker/salesman) -or- a book where a competition is a main plot point (it need not be a sporting contest. Quizzes/beauty contests will work).

4. Prince of Persia: Read a book set in one of the Middle Eastern countries (here's a list) -or- a book that features a demon from Islamic legends (djinn, afrit, marid etc.) -or- a book with the genre "Adventure" on the main page.

5. Portal: Read a book with the genre "Mystery" or "Humor" on the main page -or- a book with a door or a dessert on the cover -or- a book with an escape or a rescue as a main plot point (Escape/rescue should be from a physical place of imprisonment. Escape from a wedding for example wouldn't be acceptable unless the bride/groom was kept imprisoned beforehand).

6. Dishonored: Read a book set or published in the 19th century (1800-1899) -or- a book with a royal character -or- a book with the genre "Steampunk" on the main page.

Hope you enjoy this task as much as I did creating it! Happy reading!


message 3: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Reserved


message 4: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (KristinaSimon) | 8938 comments Mod
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message 5: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6363 comments ohh good task! so many choices!


message 6: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (Ms_Anderson) | 1481 comments Yay video game junkies! *displays badge proudly* I like this task :D

Anyway, if anyone is looking for an amazing book that'd work for B (surviving a plane crash), Beauty Queens is absolutely wonderful.


message 7: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6363 comments soo many choices!! lol!!


message 8: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2956 comments It looks to me like The Liberated Bride would work for option 4. Correct?


message 9: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Bea wrote: "It looks to me like The Liberated Bride would work for option 4. Correct?"

Yes, it works!


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Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Dee wrote: "soo many choices!! lol!!"

Lol Dee! I had more options per game when I started making the task. These video game universes are too vast lol.


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Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Ms Anderson wrote: "Yay video game junkies! *displays badge proudly* I like this task :D

Anyway, if anyone is looking for an amazing book that'd work for B (surviving a plane crash), Beauty Queens is absolutely wonde..."


Thanks Ms Anderson! I've added Beauty Queens in the approved post above. :)


message 12: by Keltie Lee (new)

Keltie Lee (Keltie_Lee) | 315 comments Great task!

I just wanted to check that a NHL hockey player as a main character would work for option 3.


message 13: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Keltie Lee wrote: "Great task!

I just wanted to check that a NHL hockey player as a main character would work for option 3."


If there is a hockey game as part of the plot, then yes - that would work.


message 14: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2049 comments Would this work for option 2- Disaster

The Eleventh Plague

Thanks


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Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Kathy G. wrote: "Would this work for option 2- Disaster

The Eleventh Plague

Thanks"


Yes Kathy, based on the description that would work!


message 16: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2049 comments Thank you! :-)


message 17: by Keltie Lee (new)

Keltie Lee (Keltie_Lee) | 315 comments Chaitra wrote: "Keltie Lee wrote: "Great task!

I just wanted to check that a NHL hockey player as a main character would work for option 3."

If there is a hockey game as part of the plot, then yes - that would w..."


There is. Thanks:)


message 18: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 743 comments Would Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach work for option 1 Space?


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Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Cindy wrote: "Would Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach work for option 1 Space?"

Yes, it would!


message 20: by Donna Jo (last edited Sep 06, 2012 08:52AM) (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments I just finished Singing the Dogstar Blues for another task, but it would work for option 1, as it heavily features an alien.
It would also work for YA options or 15.3 Option 1.
I am using it for 10.5 Time Warp.


message 21: by Erin (NY) (new)

Erin (NY) (erin_p) | 548 comments Would Gold work for option 3?
Thanks!


message 22: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Donna Jo wrote: "I just finished Singing the Dogstar Blues for another task, but it would work for option 1, as it heavily features an alien.
It would also work for YA options or 15.3 Option 1.
I am using it for 1..."


Donna Jo, yes it would! It sounds very interesting... :) I'll add it up in the first post as well...


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Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Erin (NY) wrote: "Would Gold work for option 3?
Thanks!"


Erin, yes it would!


message 24: by Ann A (new)

Ann A (Readerann) | 586 comments Fun task, Chaitra!


message 25: by Christine US (new)

Christine US (ChristineUS) | 571 comments For #3 does it have to be a car, or would a truck work?


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Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Christine US wrote: "For #3 does it have to be a car, or would a truck work?"

Christine, it needs to be a car. Sorry!


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Robin (rgage) | 192 comments Would MaryJanice Davidson's Alaskan Royal family books be ok for option 6?


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Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Robin wrote: "Would MaryJanice Davidson's Alaskan Royal family books be ok for option 6?"

Yes - that would work!


Robin (Saturndoo) (Scoobydoo0811) Hi Chaitra!!!☺ I chose options 1 & 3. Do these books work?

We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3) by Jenny Han The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins


message 30: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Hi Robin!!! :) Yes they work!


Robin (Saturndoo) (Scoobydoo0811) Thanks Chaitra!!! ☺ By the way, I meant to tell ya, NICE TASK!!!!! Both of my boys play some of these games so I am a little teeny tiny bit acquainted with them lol


message 32: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments I like this task! :) I can read my husband's Halo novels! Just kidding. I may have played Halo, but the novels? Not happening. Lots of great options though!


message 33: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6363 comments Cindy wrote: "Would Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach work for option 1 Space?"

Packing for Mars is really funny - I don't know if you do audiobooks but the narrator just made it all the better


message 34: by Deanna (new)

Deanna (whodunitrdr) | 191 comments For option 6, would a character named King work or does he have to actually be royalty?


message 35: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Deanna, he/she need to be actual royalty. Sorry!


message 36: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (AleksandraKonwa) | 777 comments just to confirm , would The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court work for option 6?


message 37: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Aleksandra wrote: "just to confirm , would The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court work for option 6?"

Yes, that would work!


message 38: by CassieV (new)

CassieV | 92 comments Would Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague work for number 2 (Bioshock)?


message 39: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments CassieV wrote: "Would Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague work for number 2 (Bioshock)?"

Yes! Black death would count as a disaster. :)


message 40: by CassieV (new)

CassieV | 92 comments Thank you!


message 41: by Claire (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 994 comments Option 1: Fifty Shades Freed - E.L. James Third in the Fifty Shades series.

Option 2: The Lighthouse by Alison Moore


message 42: by Deedee (last edited Oct 27, 2012 10:46AM) (new)

Deedee | 1713 comments Does it matter how big the lighthouse is on the cover for Option 2?
To the Lighthouse -- look between the two OO's in Woolf --
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf


message 43: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 520 comments Deedee, size doesn't matter. ;) To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf works!


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