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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Oct 26, 2012 05:29AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10974 comments 50.1 - ♥Robin♥'s Task: Family Ties

This year has flown by and the holidays are quickly approaching. Many of us spend the holidays with our families and we reflect back on the things we are thankful for. Since moving away from my family a couple of years ago, I have become more appreciative of them now that we don't get to spend every holiday together. So, in honor of my family.....

Read 1 book from 3 different family members.

Required: Please state the three family members and the option for that member when you post. If using cover options, please include the book’s cover in your post.

If choosing the author option: Author's middle name/initial may be omitted.

All standard SRC book guidelines apply.


1.My Mom
Mom loves to read and tend to her flower beds. Her favorite books are about the Amish.

Option A: Read a book with 'Historical Fiction' or 'Romance' listed as a genre on its GR home page.

Option B: Read a book (fiction or non) about the Amish.

Option C: Read a book with flowers on the cover.

2.My Step-Dad
He is a very talented,professional musician and has played/performed with some very well known artists. Besides playing music,two of his favorite pastimes are sports and doing crossword puzzles.

Option A: Read a book that has a musical instrument,sheet music or musical notes on the cover.

Option B: Read a book about sports or athletes (fiction or non). Required: Please explain if not obvious on book's GR home page

Option C: Read a book by an author whose initials can be found in any order in CROSSWORDPUZZLE.

3. Robin - Yes, I'm including myself ☺
I love to read. Since joining GR I have started reading books in all different genres such as YA and Paranormal. I spend lots of time on GR participating in the groups and challenges.

Option A: Read a book with 'Young Adult' or 'Paranormal' listed as a genre on its GR home page.

Option B: Read a book that has a bird on its cover OR a book with the name of a common bird species in its title (example: robin, hawk, owl, wren, sparrow, bluejay cardinal, mockingbird, blackbird, pigeon, dove, bluebird, etc). Plurals and possessives of a bird name will be accepted, but no other variations.The generic "bird", "bird's" or "birds" as a stand-alone word WILL NOT be accepted

Option C: Read a book by an author whose first name is Robin. There are various spellings of my name. I will ONLY accept: Robin or Robyn

4.My Oldest Son aka Big J
Big J was born on Pearl Harbor Day. He is an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and his favorite book genre is fantasy.

Option A: Read a book that has a predominately red cover.

Option B: Read a book set during or about WW II (1939-1945) OR set in Hawaii. Fiction or Non-fiction books will work. Required: Please explain if not obvious on book's GR home page

Option C: Read a book with 'Fantasy' listed as a genre on its GR home page.

5.My Youngest Son aka Lil J or Roo
Lil J was born on Friday the 13th. He has recently become addicted to reading and watching (on Netflix) The Walking Dead, Book One series. His other favorite pastime is playing basketball.

Option A: Read a book that is part of a series. Required: The book must be identified as being part of a series on GRs (i.e., Series Name, book #)

Option B: Read a book with 'Horror' or 'Zombies' listed on its GR home page.

Option C: Read a book by an author whose initials can be found in any order in BASKETBALL.

6.Saturn and Murphy-My Furry Kids
Although furry and of the canine species, they are a big part of my family. Saturn (female) is a black and white pitbull/great dane mix. Murphy(male) is a fawn(golden yellow) and white pitbull/mastiff mix. October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and both of my fur babies were rescued from shelters.

Option A: Read a book (fiction or non) about a dog(s). Required: Dogs (Animals>Dogs) must be listed as a genre on book's GR home page

Option B: Read a book that has a predominately black, yellow, or black AND yellow cover.

Option C: Read a book by an author whose initials can be found in any order in ADOPTASHELTERDOG.


message 2: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 24, 2012 08:24AM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Here is a list I compiled to help you with some of the Options.

Pre-Approved List

#2 Option A:

Mozart's Wife GRA
The Angel of Music, Part I: The Enchanted ViolinGRA
Tempo RubatoGRA
Thicker Than WaterGRA
UnpluggedGRA
The LineGRA
Keeping in LineGRA
Rock ChickGRA

These are e-books and I already got them approved for length ☺
Length Approval Post 1644

Rock Chick RevengeGRA
Rock Chick ReckoningGRA
Rock Chick RegretGRA
The Darling Girls

#2 Option B: Just some lists that may help you ☺

Sports Romances
Top Reads for Sports Fans
YA Sport Novels
Romance with hero/heroine are athletes


#3 Option B:Bird on Cover

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow by Joyce Magnin Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise A Novel of Bright's Pond by Joyce Magnin Griselda Takes Flight A Novel of Bright's Pond by Joyce Magnin Blame It on the Mistletoe by Joyce Magnin Pacific Avenue by Anne L. Watson The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle Shadows Cast By Stars by Catherine Knutsson

#3 Option C:

Robin Buss
Robin Hobb-Science Fiction & Fantasy
Robin McKinley-Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Young Adult
Robin Cook-Mystery & Thrillers
Robin Jones Gunn-Young Adult
Robin Furth-Graphic Novels
Robin Wasserman GRA-Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Thrillers
Robin S. Sharma
Robin D. Owens-Paranormal, Romance,Fantasy,Sci-fi
Robin Benway-YA
Robin Maxwell-Historical Fiction
Robin Oliveira-Historical Fiction
Robin Kaye GRA-Romance
Robin Lee Hatcher GRA-Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Romance
Robin Wayne Bailey-Science Fiction & Fantasy
Robin Brande GRA-Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books
Robin Paige-Mystery & Thrillers
Robin Schone GRA-Romance, Historical Fiction, Women & Gender Studies
Robin Palmer-YA
Robin Jarvis-YA,Children's,Fantasy
Robin A.H. Waterfield-Science Fiction & Fantasy
Robin G. Robertson-Cooking, Food & Wine
Robin Pilcher-Romance,Comtemporary Fiction
Robin Parrish-GRA Mystery & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Robin Norwood-Self Help

Robyn Carr-Romance, Literature & Fiction
Robyn Sisman-Literature & Fiction
Robyn Young-Historical Fiction
Robyn Donald-Romance
Robyn Davidson-Travel,Memoirs,Non-fiction
Robyn DeHart GRA-Romance
Robyn Scott-Non-fiction,memoir
Robyn Harding GRA-Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Thrillers
Robyn Grady-Romance
Robyn Okrant-Non-fiction,Memior
Robyn Amos-Romance
Robyn Openshaw-Health,Food
Robyn Bachar-Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Thrillers
Robyn Schneider GRA-Young Adult

#4 Option B:

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Sarah's Key GRA
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetGRA
Between Shades of Gray GRA
The PostmistressGRA
The Distant Hours
The House at Tyneford
City of Thieves
The Soldier's Wife
The Invisible BridgeGRA
Lost in Shangri-la GRA
The Lost WifeGRA
The Baker's DaughterGRA
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
The Redbreast
No One is Here Except All of Us
Shanghai GirlsGRA
The Zookeeper's WifeGRA
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves GRA
Suite Française
The BungalowGRA
The Time in Between GRA
The Madonnas of LeningradGRA
The Last Time I Saw ParisGRA
Nemesis
The Kommandant's GirlGRA
A Fierce Radiance
I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust
22 Britannia Road: A NovelGRA
The Summer Garden
Bitter SeedsGRA
Annexed
The Welsh Girl
Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945
The Street of a Thousand Blossoms
Zoo Station
While We're Far Apart
Next to Love: A Novel
The Boy Who Dared
His Very Own GirlGRA
Velva Jean Learns to Fly: A NovelGRA
Becoming Clementine: A NovelGRA
City of Women
The Bronze Horseman
Tatiana and Alexander
Schindler's List
My Enemy's Cradle
The Book ThiefGRA
Violins of AutumnGRA
Resistance
Those Who Save UsGRA
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The Hiding Place
Wings: A Novel of World War II FlygirlsGRA
Flygirl
A Distant MelodyGRA
A Memory Between UsGRA
Blue Skies TomorrowGRA

Books Set in Hawaii

Hawaii
Moloka'i
Honolulu
Freefall
Distant EchoesGRA
Black SandsGRA
Dangerous DepthsGRA
Mai Tai ButterflyGRA
Love Finds You in Sunset Beach, Hawaii
Sisterchicks Do the Hula
Under a Maui Moon
Blue Skin of the SeaGRA

#6 Option A:

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
Little Boy Blue: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row and His Owner's Journey for TruthGRA
The Art of Racing in the Rain GRA
A Dog's PurposeGRA
One Good Dog GRA
The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption

Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale
Lost & FoundGRA
Nose Down, Eyes Up: A Novel
The Call of the Wild
Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved HimGRA
A Dog Named Christmas


message 3: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 24, 2012 07:05PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments #2 B Approvals

The Yips by Nicola Barker

#2 C Approvals

Lee Child


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Reserved


message 5: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10974 comments This thread is now open!


message 6: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7786 comments yay, so many choices!!!


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Thanks Kristi!!! ☺


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Dee wrote: "yay, so many choices!!!"

Enjoy Dee!! ☺


message 9: by Michelle (new)

Michelle  (mnmgbwi) | 199 comments for #3, option C can the initials be anywhere in there or just consecutive? For instance would Lee Child work?

Thanks!


message 10: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 24, 2012 09:45AM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Michelle E wrote: "for #3, option C can the initials be anywhere in there or just consecutive? For instance would Lee Child work?

Thanks!"


Hi Michelle!! I think you are asking about #2 Option C. Lee Child WOULD work for # 2 Option C. Initials can be found in any order.


message 11: by Michelle (new)

Michelle  (mnmgbwi) | 199 comments ha ha... that's what I get for rushing (wrong #).

If your son likes the Walking Dead, tell him to read World War Z by Max Brooks. I just finished it and it is the best zombie book that I have read yet! And, I am thankful to have a challenge for it. =)

Thanks!


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Michelle E wrote: "ha ha... that's what I get for rushing (wrong #).

If your son likes the Walking Dead, tell him to read World War Z by Max Brooks. I just finished it and it is the best zombie book that I have r..."


LOL I get excited,rush and then make mistakes too!!!

Thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely tell him about that book ☺

You are more than welcome!!!!


message 13: by Ann A (new)

Ann A (readerann) | 921 comments Great task, Robin! I'll definitely be picking 6C (ADOPTASHELTERDOG) as one of the options, in honor of my own furry adoptee!


message 14: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 1515 comments Great task, Robin!


message 15: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is EXACTLY the task I needed to fit a couple books I'd been planning to read.

I'm planning to do:
Option 1a: Outlander
Option 2c: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
Option 4c: Shine Shine Shine


message 16: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 24, 2012 01:47PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Ann A wrote: "Great task, Robin! I'll definitely be picking 6C (ADOPTASHELTERDOG) as one of the options, in honor of my own furry adoptee!"

Awesome Ann!!!! I just had to add my fur babies to this task lol They are such a BIG part of our lives and family!!!


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Sue T wrote: "Great task, Robin!"

Thanks Sue!! I hope you enjoy and find books to fit ☺


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Kara wrote: "Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is EXACTLY the task I needed to fit a couple books I'd been planning to read.

I'm planning to do:
Option 1a: Outlander
Option 2c: Perfume: The Story of a Murd..."


You are more than welcome Kara!!!! I am so happy that your planned books are working in so nicely ☺ As all of those definitely work!! Enjoy your reading☺☺☺


message 19: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (chaitra_ganesh) | 520 comments Robin! Great task!! So many options to choose from! I can finally fit a couple of my troublesome ARCs. lol. Question, does this work for 2B? The Yips by Nicola Barker. One of the main characters is a pro golfer, and from the little I've read of it, he goes on and on about golf.


message 20: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 24, 2012 05:04PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Chaitra wrote: "Robin! Great task!! So many options to choose from! I can finally fit a couple of my troublesome ARCs. lol. Question, does this work for 2B? The Yips by Nicola Barker. One of the main characters is..."

Thanks Chaitra!! Glad you can work in your troublesome ARCs ☺

The Yips by Nicola Barker is approved!!! According to the blurb the character Stuart Ransom is a golfer☺

Enjoy your books for this task Chaitra!!!


message 21: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (chaitra_ganesh) | 520 comments Thanks Robin!


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Chaitra wrote: "Thanks Robin!"

You are more than welcome!!


message 23: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 1515 comments ♥Robin ♥ wrote: "Sue T wrote: "Great task, Robin!"

Thanks Sue!! I hope you enjoy and find books to fit ☺"


I actually own several that will fit - the fun is in narrowing down the list. :)


message 24: by Peebee (new)

Peebee | 486 comments What about black AND yellow for 6B?

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack by Mark Leyner


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Peebee wrote: "What about black AND yellow for 6B?

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack by Mark Leyner"


I will accept that Peebee ☺


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Sue T wrote: "♥Robin ♥ wrote: "Sue T wrote: "Great task, Robin!"

Thanks Sue!! I hope you enjoy and find books to fit ☺"

I actually own several that will fit - the fun is in narrowing down the list. :)"


Awesome Sue!!! Glad you are having fun with it ☺


message 27: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 372 comments Robin, can I use The Book Thief by Markus Zusak for the 4B option?


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Skandia wrote: "Robin, can I use The Book Thief by Markus Zusak for the 4B option?"

Yes you may ☺ It's in the pre-approved list!!! I have that one on my tbr too but don't think I will get it read for this task lol. Enjoy!!!!


message 29: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 372 comments Thanks, Robin.
I don't know how I missed the book in the list, looked through it several times :)


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Skandia wrote: "Thanks, Robin.
I don't know how I missed the book in the list, looked through it several times :)"


LOL You are more than welcome!!! It's easy to miss as there are a lot of books listed for that option ☺


message 31: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) Quick question, Robin. I'm thinking about reading a book by two authors. One of the authors has initials that can be found in "ADOPTASHELTERDOG." Will that suffice, or will both authors' initials need to be in there?

This is the book: Glass Ceilings and 100-Hour Couples: What the Opt-Out Phenomenon Can Teach Us about Work and Family


message 32: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Nov 02, 2012 08:22AM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Kara wrote: "Quick question, Robin. I'm thinking about reading a book by two authors. One of the authors has initials that can be found in "ADOPTASHELTERDOG." Will that suffice, or will both authors' initials n..."

Since I didn't make any specifications for books with more than one author, as long as one of the author's initials can be found in "ADOPTASHELTERDOG" I will accept it ☺

Dianna Shandy certainly works!!!


message 33: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (chaitra_ganesh) | 520 comments Robin, is this sufficiently red for 4a?

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Chaitra wrote: "Robin, is this sufficiently red for 4a?

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon"


Yep that will work Chaitra!!!


message 35: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (chaitra_ganesh) | 520 comments Thanks Robin!


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Chaitra wrote: "Thanks Robin!"

You are very welcome Chaitra!!☺☺☺


message 37: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (aleksandrakonwa) | 777 comments would you accept for option 4 A The Collaborator by Mirza Waheed
here is a link to prove that mine has a red cover. https://prism.talis.com/rotherham/ite...

(hope will open)


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Aleksandra wrote: "would you accept for option 4 A The Collaborator by Mirza Waheed
here is a link to prove that mine has a red cover. https://prism.talis.com/rotherham/ite......"


Approved....The edition here on GR that doesn't have a cover has the ISBN number of 9780141048581 which is the same ISBN provided in your link to the book ☺
Enjoy reading it!!!


message 39: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) | 17 comments I think I am done:

1. My Mom Kingsbury, Karen A Time to Dance
2. DAD: Child, Lydia Maria Over the River and Thru the Woods
4. David Parker, Robert B. Sixkill
5. Luvee: Snyder, Zilpha, Keatley The Witch of Worm cat


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) | 1234 comments Lindy wrote: "I think I am done:

1. My Mom Kingsbury, Karen A Time to Dance
2. DAD: Child, Lydia Maria Over the River and Thru the Woods
4. David Parker, Robert B. Sixkill
5. Luvee: Sny..."


☺ You only had to choose 3...I had trouble picking which 3 I wanted to do lol


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