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message 1: by Sandy (last edited Dec 12, 2012 03:36AM) (new)

Sandy | 12665 comments Mod
25.3 - Coralie's Task - Let's Be Different

2013 will be the first year since 1987 that all the digits in the year are different.

OPTION 1:
Read two books.

Book A - Read a book with every letter (or character) in the title different. For example, Mockingjay, 1Q84, or One Day.

Book B - Read a book with at least four words in the title (or title and sub-title combined) where every word has a different number of letters. For example A Game of Thrones
1,4,2,7 letters, or To Kill a Mockingbird 2,4,1,11 letters.

OPTION 2: Read one book that meets both of the above requirements. For example, A Time for Us. Every letter in title different, letter count 1, 4, 3, 2.

For this option, you must make the same choice (title only or title/subtitle combined) for each of the criteria.

For both options, hyphenated words count as one word. Numerals such as 136 would count as one word (in this case with 3 letters). REQUIRED: Include the letter count in your post, as in the examples above.


message 2: by Coralie (last edited Jan 31, 2013 03:01PM) (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Approved for book A Life, Vol. 1.

Approved for book B Fables, Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind


message 3: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Also Reserved


message 4: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 12665 comments Mod
This thread is now open!


message 5: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (Ms_Anderson) | 1481 comments Very cool idea--I like how difficult it is!


message 6: by Fran (last edited Nov 27, 2012 07:20PM) (new)

Fran | 736 comments Love it Coralie!

I found on my shelves-

A. Frog and Easy

B. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet and Seduced in the Dark


message 7: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2049 comments I'm excited. I found one book-
The Guardian


message 8: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2049 comments Woops--- It didn't work! :-( I see the two A's.
Ha! Ha! This one is tricky!


message 9: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Those books all look fine, Fran.


message 10: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6365 comments yikes, this might take some thinking! good task!


message 11: by Christine US (new)

Christine US (ChristineUS) | 571 comments I'm confused by the approval of Fran's first book for option B (post 6)

There are 2 "F"s and lots of 'E's in the title.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding the task -- but there should be no repeats at all right?


message 12: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6365 comments for B - the only requirement is that each word has a different amount of letters - which they do...


message 13: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 896 comments Very clever! This is awesome!


message 14: by Boston Kate (new)

Boston Kate | 509 comments Okay, I'm confused. I need to clarify something.

So we can either read TWO books - one from Option 1 Book A and one from Option 1 Book B...
OR we can read ONE book from Option 2

Is this correct?


message 16: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Kate wrote: "Okay, I'm confused. I need to clarify something.

So we can either read TWO books - one from Option 1 Book A and one from Option 1 Book B...
OR we can read ONE book from Option 2

Is this correct?"


Yes, that is correct.


message 17: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (Sandra72) | 625 comments Would Island of Lost Girls work for Option #2?


message 18: by Faith (new)

Faith (Geeky Zoo Girl) (GeekyZooGirl) | 35 comments Sandra wrote: "Would Island of Lost Girls work for Option #2?"

I don't think so, the letters in the title aren't all different. I think it would work for option 1 book B though.


message 19: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (Sandra72) | 625 comments Faith wrote: "Sandra wrote: "Would Island of Lost Girls work for Option #2?"

I don't think so, the letters in the title aren't all different. I think it would work for option 1 book B though."


My bad, sorry about that!


message 21: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Of Moths and Butterflies - V.R. Christensen for option 1B"
Yes, that works.


message 22: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (Titch) Dust - Arthur Slade for option 1A?


message 23: by Claire (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 994 comments I am going to read...

Option 1A: One Day - David Nicholls

Option 1B: What Happened To Polly - Jennifer Hanning

4, 8, 2, 5


message 24: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Claire wrote: "I am going to read...

Option 1A: One Day - David Nicholls

Option 1B: What Happened To Polly - Jennifer Hanning

4, 8, 2, 5"

They look fine

Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Dust - Arthur Slade for option 1A?"
Yes, that works.


message 26: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Bea wrote: "1A. Grey Mask

1B. Lord Of The Dance"


They look good


message 27: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Dec 03, 2012 09:35AM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (Scoobydoo0811) Option 2: Whale Song

5,4


message 28: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments ♥Robin ♥ wrote: "Option 2: Whale Song

5,4"


Sorry Robin, but to satisfy the second condition you need at least four words in the title.


message 29: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 743 comments Option 2? A Tale of Two Cities. 1,4,2,3,6.


message 30: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Cindy wrote: "Option 2? A Tale of Two Cities. 1,4,2,3,6."
That works for Book b.


message 31: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Dec 03, 2012 07:16PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (Scoobydoo0811) Coralie wrote: "♥Robin ♥ wrote: "Option 2: Whale Song

5,4"

Sorry Robin, but to satisfy the second condition you need at least four words in the title."


OOOOOPS....I think I am confused/not understanding about how this task works.


Robin (Saturndoo) (Scoobydoo0811) Kate wrote: "Okay, I'm confused. I need to clarify something.

So we can either read TWO books - one from Option 1 Book A and one from Option 1 Book B...
OR we can read ONE book from Option 2

Is this correct?"


I'm confused too :(


message 33: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Option One is to read two books, book A and book B.
Option Two is to read one book which satisfies the conditions of both book A and book B.
For book A it doesn't matter how many words are in the title, but book B (and hence option two) needs to have at least four words in the title.


message 34: by Bekka (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 507 comments Does "THE" count as a word for this task? as in "The Rivals" - ?
thanks!


message 35: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Bekka wrote: "Does "THE" count as a word for this task? as in "The Rivals" - ?
thanks!"


Yes, all words count.


message 36: by Bekka (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 507 comments Coralie wrote: "Bekka wrote: "Does "THE" count as a word for this task? as in "The Rivals" - ?
thanks!"

Yes, all words count."


Thanks!


message 37: by Andy (last edited Dec 27, 2012 04:12PM) (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2404 comments Help! I may have made a giant mistake. Book B is supposed to be one in which each word length in the title (or title and subtitle combined) is different. I didn't realize that there was a subtitle to this book since on the cover and first page it merely says A Cab Called Reliable. (Also in the Library of Congress Catalogue in Publishing data the title is listed as A Cab Called Reliable) If I have to use the subtitle, the book does not fufill the conditions stated since a is used twice. So if I must use the subtitle please disregard this post and I'll pick another book


message 38: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments No, you don't have to use the subtitle. It is entirely up to you if you use it or not. (You might have needed it to reach the required number of words.)
A Cab Called Reliable: A Novel works fine.


message 39: by Diane L (new)

Diane L Do I have to count the subtitle for Book A? I'd like to use 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created.


message 40: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Evana wrote: "Do I have to count the subtitle for Book A? I'd like to use 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created."

No you don't have to count the subtitle.
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created works for book A.


message 41: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2404 comments Coralie wrote: "No, you don't have to use the subtitle. It is entirely up to you if you use it or not. (You might have needed it to reach the required number of words.)
A Cab Called Reliable: A Novel works fine."


Thanks so much!


message 42: by JoLene (new)

JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 47 comments Ok, I love the Fables series, but the title ON the book cover/spine is different than in good reads. The title is Fables: Inherit the Wind. However, in the GR database, it is Fables, Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind. It has "Vol 17". I wanted to use this for my Book B.


message 43: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments It looks to me as though the Vol 17 has been added when the book was put on Goodreads so I am going to approve it. When you post it say that it was approved in the help thread.


message 44: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Jan 19, 2013 10:52AM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (Scoobydoo0811) Does this work for Book B:

Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Novel 2,10,9,1,5


message 45: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments ♥Robin ♥ wrote: "Does this work for Book B:

Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Novel 2,10,9,1,5"


Yes, I will let you have it.


Robin (Saturndoo) (Scoobydoo0811) Coralie wrote: "♥Robin ♥ wrote: "Does this work for Book B:

Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Novel 2,10,9,1,5"

Yes, I will let you have it."


Thanks ☺


message 47: by Mrs.soule (new)

Mrs.soule (Mrssoule) | 755 comments Does Life, Vol. 1 work for Book A? It does if you don't spell out "Volume" or "One", but I'm not sure which way you or the mods would go with it. Here's the cover:
Life, Vol. 1 (Life, #1) by Keiko Suenobu


message 48: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1466 comments Mrs.soule wrote: "Does Life, Vol. 1 work for Book A? It does if you don't spell out "Volume" or "One", but I'm not sure which way you or the mods would go with it. Here's the cover:
Life, Vol. 1 (Life, #1) by Keiko Suenobu"


Yes, I approve it. In my opinion Vol 1 is more of a subtitle than title. Say when you post it that it is approved in the help thread.


message 49: by Mrs.soule (new)

Mrs.soule (Mrssoule) | 755 comments Coralie wrote: "Mrs.soule wrote: "Does Life, Vol. 1 work for Book A? It does if you don't spell out "Volume" or "One", but I'm not sure which way you or the mods would go with it. Here's the cover:
[bookcover:Lif..."


Thank you!


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