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message 1: by JoLene, Mistress of the Challenge (last edited Jan 01, 2013 05:35PM) (new)

JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1352 comments Mod
Report your points below!

Margaret will be our scorekeeper this month. Big thanks to her for volunteering.

Scoring Example: Can score multiple books in the same post.

The Omnivore's Dilemma A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Genre: Non-fiction +1
Cover: Food +1 [MUST show cover when claiming point]
Title: Punctuation Mark +1
Time Period: 2000's +1
Locale: US-CA, US-IL + 2 (Am going from memory for the example)
Jan Event: resolution +1
TBR bonus: 2/9/12 + 2
Pages = 451 = +4

Book Total: 13
Challenge Total: 13


message 2: by Marti (last edited Jan 01, 2013 03:59PM) (new)

Marti (marjay) | 58 comments Passions of the Dead Passions of the Dead (Detective Jackson Mystery #4) by L.J. Sellers
+2 bonus points = 200 to 300 pages
Paperback - 290 pages
+5 points for a review
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/96...
+1 Setting: Time Periods –
2000s
+1 Genre - Thriller
+1 Titles - 4 or more words in the main title (does not include sub-titles)
4 words- Passions of the Dead (Detective Jackson Mystery #4)
+1 Titles - A punctuation mark - parentheses
Passions of the Dead (Detective Jackson Mystery #4)
+1 Random Tasks - Read a book that is part of a series more than 3 books –
This is book number 5
+1 Random Tasks - Read a book by a Goodreads author
by L.J. Sellers (Goodreads Author)


13 points for Reading Passions of the Dead (Detective Jackson Mystery #4)


message 3: by JoLene, Mistress of the Challenge (last edited Jan 01, 2013 05:47PM) (new)

JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1352 comments Mod
Marty -- I'm sorry to tell you that the parentheses will not count in this case because it is the series name and not really part of the title. I know that you asked, but I didn't realize the specifics.

To count, it would need to appear in the book link. (There are no parentheses on the book cover either.)

Also, you have not linked to your review. I just added the "how-to" to the challenge rules. From your "read" bookshelf, you chose "view" in the far right column. This will take you to the URL of your review. On your next entry, you can add the URL for this book and the points will be added.

Congrats on being first on the board with 7 points !


message 4: by Marti (new)

Marti (marjay) | 58 comments JoLene wrote: "Marty -- I'm sorry to tell you that the parentheses will not count in this case because it is the series name and not really part of the title. I know that you asked, but I didn't realize the spec..."
No problems - Thanks for the clarification on the parentheses.

Could you please tell me if I have added the link correctly below?
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Thanks so much!


message 5: by JoLene, Mistress of the Challenge (new)

JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1352 comments Mod
Yes -- that works now!


message 6: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3683 comments Mod
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake (GR Author) 332 pgs.
Setting:
2000s 1 pt

Genre
Romance 1 pt
Young Adult 1 pt

Setting: Locale
Scotland 1 pt (Over 1/2 the book takes place in the Scottish Highlands)

Random Tasks:
Read a book by a Goodreads author 1 pt

January Events
Read a book featuring a quest 1 pt ((view spoiler))
Read a book w/ a main char w/the 1st name as a main char from Austen 1 pt (Sir Thomas Bertram / Thomas is main character's best friend/sidekick)
Extras
+5 points for a review 5 pts http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
200 to 300 pages = 2 bonus points 2 pts

Total: 14 pts


message 7: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 967 comments Secret Letters by Leah Scheier
Genre - YA, HF +2 pts
Random - GR Author +1 pt
336 pgs - +4 pts
TBR (06/16/12) - +2 pts
Review - +5 pts
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total - 14 pts
Challenge total - 14 pts


message 8: by Raissa (new)

Raissa | 10 comments The Painted Veil 246 pp.
Time Setting: 1920s +1
Genre: Classic +1

Whatever Happened to Janie? 224 pp.
Genre: Young Adult +1
Title: 4 words +1
Random Task: Part of a series containing more than 3 books (Janie Johnson #2) +1

Will post reviews soon.


message 9: by Linda (last edited Jan 03, 2013 01:37PM) (new)

Linda Bridges (lindajoyb) | 758 comments TumbleweedsTumbleweeds--480 pp. + 4
Set in Texas +1
Wrote review +5
www.goodreads.com/review/show/493126395

Linda B.


message 10: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3683 comments Mod
Linda, you'll need to link to your review in order to claim the 5 points. Let us know if you need to know where to find the URL. :)


message 11: by Linda (new)

Linda Bridges (lindajoyb) | 758 comments Linda wrote: "TumbleweedsTumbleweeds--480 pp. + 4
Set in Texas +1
Wrote review +5

Linda B."


Linda wrote: "TumbleweedsTumbleweeds--480 pp. + 4
Set in Texas +1
Wrote review +5

Linda B."


Linda wrote: "TumbleweedsTumbleweeds--480 pp. + 4
Set in Texas +1
Wrote review +5

Linda B."


I do need the URL. Haven't linked a review before.


message 12: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3683 comments Mod
Sure. If you go to the book page, you'll see the section with your review, and in the beige header you'll see the words "My Review". You can either click on that, and get the URL out of the address bar on the review page, or right-click on "My Review" and select "Copy Link" (It might say "Copy Link Location" or "Copy URL" or something similar in the menu.)

Once you have the URL, just come back and post it here, either by editing your previous post, or make a new one and just let JoLene know that it's the review for Tumbleweeds.


message 13: by JoLene, Mistress of the Challenge (new)

JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1352 comments Mod
There are also instruction in the rules which tell you how to get to it from your read bookshelf.


message 14: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 537 comments The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O'Neal
The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O'Neal
452 pages (+4)
TBR June 21, 2010 (+2)
Review (+5): http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Settings - Time Period: 2000s (+1)
Genre: Romance (+1)
Settings - Locale: US/Colorado (+1)
Titles: 4+ words (+1)
Cover: primarily white (+1)
Random: GR Author, multiple narrators (+2)
January: woman pioneer in field (female executive chef), Jane Austen name (Maria from Mansfield Park) (+2)
Total = 20

Challenge total = 20


message 15: by Holly (new)

Holly Weiss (hollyweiss) | 306 comments These Is My Words
HF +1
Quest +1
4 or more words in title +1
TBR (added 2/2/11) + 2
384 pages +4
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... +5
Task total = 14


message 16: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 967 comments 1222 by Anne Holt
Time - 2000's +1 pt
Cover - Primarily white +1 pt
1222 by Anne Holt (most popular GR version)
Random - Part of a series (#8) +1 pt
300 pgs - +2 pts
Review - +5 pts
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total - 10 pts
Challenge total - 24 pts


message 17: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 537 comments Naked by David Sedaris
Naked by David Sedaris
291 pages (+2)
TBR Sept. 26, 2012 (+2)
Review (+5): http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Genre: Nonfiction (+1)
Cover: Primarily white (+1)
Total = 11

Challenge total = 31


message 18: by KristiJ (new)

KristiJ Jennings (kiki23stang) | 168 comments Between Two Worlds My Life and Captivity in Iran by Roxana Saberi
Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran by Roxana Saberi
336 pages - 4 pts
Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... (5 pts)
Setting: 2000's - 1pt
Genre: Non-Fiction - 1pt
Title contains punctuation mark (:) - 1pt
Goodreads author - 1pt
Inauguration day (Jan 20) - Read a book featuring politics - 1pt
Total: 14 pts


message 19: by Marti (last edited Jan 04, 2013 07:31AM) (new)

Marti (marjay) | 58 comments Lady Dearing’s Masquerade
+2 bonus points = 200 to 300 pages -Paperback
Paperback - 260 pages
+1 Genre - Historical Fiction
+1 Title: Punctuation Mark.... an apostrophe
+1 Title: A noble title (Example: Princess, Count) – Lady
+1 Goodread’s Author: by Elena Greene
+5 points for a review of the book
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

11 points for reading Lady Dearing’s Masquerade

23 points in the challenge so far
Lady Dearing's Masquerade Lady Dearing's Masquerade by Elena Greene


message 20: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (kristinekae) | 262 comments Insurgent

Genre YA
Setting
It does not specify Chicago, but with the street names and buildings it fits with IL Your call if the point can be given or not

Random task
Goodreads author
Veronica Roth

Points this task 9
Pages this task 525...6 points

Total points 6


message 21: by JoLene, Mistress of the Challenge (new)

JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1352 comments Mod
@Kristine -- I will accept it as Chicago so you can claim the point.

@Marti -- please use the "Add book/author" to add the book link to your post 19.


message 22: by Christy (new)

Christy The Flanders Panel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Pages: 295pg= 2pts
Time Period: 2000s= 1pt
Genre: Thriller= 1pt
January Events (Jane Austen): Main character is Julia, Julia Bertram of Mansfield Park= 1pt
Reviewed: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
= 5pts
Total: 10pts
Challenge Total: 10pts


message 23: by Marti (new)

Marti (marjay) | 58 comments If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones

+4 bonus points = 300 to 500 pages -Paperback
Paperback - 352 pages pages
+1 Setting: Time Periods – 2000s
+5 Review
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
+1 Genre – Romance
+1 Setting - US – CA, specifically San Francisco and the Napa Valley
+1 Random Tasks - 4 or more words in the main title: If I Were You
+1 Random Tasks - Read a book by a Goodreads author Lisa Renee Jones

14 points
Total: 37 points so far


message 24: by Lori (new)

Lori (glitzyrebel) Ireland by Frank Delaney

6 points 501 to 750 pages
5 points post a review
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
1 point Setting-1950's
1 point Genre-Historical Fiction
1 point Goodreads Author-Frank Delaney
1 point Quest-The storytellers quest was to tell the story of Ireland from home to home and person to person. He walked the entirety of Ireland in order to do so never having a home of his own. And Ronan's quests was to follow the footsteps of the storyteller, to find him!
1 point Read a book featuring politics--the political unrest/rebellions in Ireland
2 points On TBR list-October 5, 2012

Total: 18 points

I think this is correct..if there is anything that needs to be corrected just let me know. Thanks!


message 25: by Christina (new)

Christina (christinahh) | 256 comments Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran
446 pages=>4pts
Time Period: 1700's=>1pt
Genre: HF, Romance=>2pts
Random: Goodreads Author=>1pt
January Event: In honor of Amelia Earhart's first solo flight across the Pacific (Jan 11) - Read a book about a woman who was a pioneer in her field
Madame Tussaud was a pioneer in the field of wax modeling and wax museums=>1pt
January Event: In honor of the inauguration day (Jan 20) - Read a book featuring politics
This is a novel of the French Revolution (lots of politics)=>1pt
Reviewed=>5ps
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
TBR: 4/19/2012=>2pts
Book Total=>17pts

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
323 Pages=>4pts
Genre: Classic, Young Adult=>2pts
Title: 4 Words=>1pt
January Event: In honor of the new year - Read a book related to a resolution that you have made
I have resolved to treat everyone with respect and kindness, just like Atticus Finch =>1pt
January Event: In honor of the inauguration day (Jan 20) - Read a book featuring politics
To Kill A Mockingbird featured the politics and racial tension of a small town in the south during the 1930's.=>1pt
Reviewed=>5pts
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Book Total=>14pts
Challenge Total=>31pts


message 26: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3683 comments Mod
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
332 pages = 2 points
Genre: Young Adult = 1 point
Setting: Scotland (Hogwarts) = 1 point
Title: 4+ words = 1 point
Punctuation mark (apostrophe) = 1 point
Random: Part of a 3+ book series = 1 point
Book total: 7 points

Total: 21 points


message 27: by Diane S ☔ (last edited Jan 05, 2013 07:40AM) (new)

Diane S ☔ Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

262 pgs. +2
@000's +1
Setting India +1
Four word title +1
Punctuation mark, colon and comma +1 pt.
Review +5 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Book added to TBR 12/7/12 = 2 pts

Total = 13 pts.
Challenge total = 13 pts.


message 28: by Holly (new)

Holly Weiss (hollyweiss) | 306 comments The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

TBR (11/7/2012 +2
Historical fiction + 1
Cover (farm) + 1
448 pages + 4
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... +5
Task total = 13

Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War by Sebastian Faulks
TBR (9/28/2012)= 2
HF = 1
Romance = 1 (A Novel of Love and War) = 1
Punctuation in title = 1
Jane Austin name (only main character) (Elizabeth Bennet Pride and Prejudice) =1
Politics (war)= 1
First published year ending in “3” 1993 = 1
Multiple narrators = 2
483 pages = 4
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... = 5
Task total = 19

Challenge Total = 46


message 29: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 967 comments The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields
Genre - HF +1 pt
Title - 4 or more words +1 pt
Random - GR Author +1 pt
368 pgs - +4 pts
TBR (10/10/12) - +2 pts
Review - +5 pts
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total - 14 pts
Challenge total - 38 pts


message 30: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 967 comments The Snow White Christmas Cookie by David Handler
Time - 2000's +1 pt
Title - 4 or more words +1 pt
Cover - Winter scene +1 pt
The Snow White Christmas Cookie by David Handler
Random - Part of a series (#9) +1 pt
272 pgs +2 pts
TBR (9/13/12) +2 pts
Review +5 pts
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total - 13 pts
Challenge total - 51 pts


message 31: by Raissa (new)

Raissa | 10 comments Posted my reviews!
Whatever Happened to Janie +5
The Painted Veil +5, +1 for setting (China)


message 32: by Margaret (last edited Jan 06, 2013 06:16AM) (new)

Margaret (readingwithmargaret) | 309 comments Cheryl 51 pts
Holly 46 pts
Marti 37 pts
JenC 31 pts
Christina 31 pts
Becky 21 pts
Lori 18 pts
KristiJ 14 pts
Diane 13 pts
Christy 10 pts
Kristine 9 pts
Raissa 5 pts **
Linda 5 pts


**Raissa I did not award the review pts yet, you need to link the reviews (once you do that I will award them)


message 33: by Christina (new)

Christina (christinahh) | 256 comments Hi Margaret,
Thank you for scoring the challenge this month. The point I claimed was not for the time period, but for a January event/politics:

January Event: In honor of the inauguration day (Jan 20) - Read a book featuring politics
To Kill A Mockingbird featured the politics and racial tension of a small town in the south during the 1930's.=>1pt

It was a long post and 1930's ran over to the last line. I mentioned 1930's because it was pre-civil rights movement, a time of the Jim Crow laws, and racial tension. May I have my point back please?


message 34: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ Blood Money by James Grippando

352 pgs. + 4 pts.
2000's +1 pt.
Thriller }1 pt.
part of a series +1 pt.
Goodreads Author +1
TBR 8/23/12 + 2 pts.
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... +5 pts.

Total +15 pts.
Challenge total +28 pts.


message 35: by Margaret (new)

Margaret (readingwithmargaret) | 309 comments Christina wrote: "Hi Margaret,
Thank you for scoring the challenge this month. The point I claimed was not for the time period, but for a January event/politics:

January Event: In honor of the inauguration day (J..."


Thanks for the comment. Yup you get your point back :)

This is my first time keeping score so I appreciate everyone patience.


message 36: by Marti (new)

Marti (marjay) | 58 comments Sing Them Home: A Novel Sing Them Home A Novel by Stephanie Kallos
+2 on the TBR list Sep 26, 2009
+6 - 501 to 750 pages Hardcover - 542 pages
+1 – 2000+ when the story is being told about the past (1960s and 70s)
+1 Genre - Historical Fiction
+1 Read a book with multiple narrators
+1 by Goodreads Author - Stephanie Kallos
+1 Blind Tom is a reoccurring character - Read a book which a main character has the same first name as one of the main characters of an Austen novel.
+5 points for a review
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

18 points
Total - 55 points


message 37: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ The Swimmer by Zsuzsa Bánk
288 pgs +1
1950's +1
Historical Fiction +1
Quest Trying to find out what happened to their mother 1
TBR 4/10/12 +2
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... +5

Total 11 pts.
Challenge Total 39 pts.


message 38: by Becky, Moddess (last edited Jan 06, 2013 05:06PM) (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3683 comments Mod
JoLene, I just realized that I gave myself the wrong page bonus points for the two books I claimed before.

For Girl of Nightmares and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, I should have 4 points each, not 2 points each. They are both 332 pages.

-----

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
341 pages = 4 points
Genre: Young Adult = 1 point
Setting: Scotland (Hogwarts) = 1 point
Title: 4+ words = 1 point
Cover: Mythical Creature (Phoenix) = 1 point
Random: Part of a 3+ book series = 1 point
Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... = 5 points
Book total: 14

Challenge total: 39

Book cover:



message 39: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 537 comments Divine Evil by Nora Roberts

Divine Evil by Nora Roberts
501 pages (+6)
TBR May 8, 2011 (+2)
Review (+5): http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Genre: Romance, Thriller (+2)
Random: multiple narrators (+1)
Total = 16

Challenge total = 47


message 40: by Linda (new)

Linda Bridges (lindajoyb) | 758 comments I am finishing Her Highness, the Traitor. When I report it, I know I'll get the points for 4 words in the title. What about the points for mentioning "royalty"? It refers to Jane Grey although it is told through the points of view of her mother and mother-in-law. It doesn't refer specifically in the title to what "her highness" means.

Linda B.


message 41: by Lori (new)

Lori (glitzyrebel) The Hobbitby J.R.R. Tolkien
4 pts - 351 pages
1 pt - Classic
1 pt - part of a series containing more than 3 books
1 pt -Bilbo's quest
5 pts for a review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
2 points - on TBR Oct 06, 2011

Total 14 points
Challenge total 32 points


message 42: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ Old Wounds by N.K. Smith

409 pgs +4
2000's +1
YA +1
Multiple narrators +1
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... +5
Total 12 pts.

Challenge total = 51 pts.


message 43: by KristiJ (new)

KristiJ Jennings (kiki23stang) | 168 comments Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2) by Jasper Fforde
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

399 pages - 4pts
Review - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... 5pts
Added to TBR on 12/7/12 - 2pts
4 or more words in the main title - 1pt
Read a book that is part of a series containing more than 3 books (The Thursday Next series is currently 7 books) - 1pt
Read a book featuring a quest - (Thursday's quest to find her husband is a main plot) - 1pt
Read a book which a main character has the same first name as one of the main characters of an Austen novel - (Marianne Dashwood from Austen's Sense & Sensibility is an actual character in this book, though not a "main" character)- 1pt

Total for this book: 15pts** (if this last point re: Jane Austen counts)


message 44: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 967 comments How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin

Time - 2000's +1 pt
Title - 4 or more words +1 pt
Random - Part of a series (#1 of 8) +1 pt
Random - GR Author +1 pt
Jan event - National Bird Day (Martin) +1 pt
Jan event - 200th Anniversay of P&P (Emma) +1 pt
272 pgs +2 pts
TBR (10/8/10) +2 pts
Review +5 pts
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total - 15 pts
Challenge total - 66 pts


message 45: by Margaret (new)

Margaret (readingwithmargaret) | 309 comments Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Genre - HF 1 pt
Tasks - GR Author 1 pt
Events - Featuring a quest - search for Ashmole 782-1 pt
584 pages - 6 pts
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book total - 14 pts
Challenge total - 14 pts.


message 46: by Lori (last edited Jan 13, 2013 04:21PM) (new)

Lori (glitzyrebel) The Royal Perfects by Jeremy Neeley
6 Pts - 586 pages (There is no number of pages listed on the link to this book. 586 is the number of pages shown on my Nook. Please let me know if this is not acceptable.)
5 Pts - posted a review
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
1 pt - Noble Title (Royal)
1 pt - Title only
The Royal Perfects by Jeremy Neeley

Total points - 13
Challenge Total - 45


message 47: by JoLene, Mistress of the Challenge (new)

JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1352 comments Mod
@Linda, sorry it needs to be a formal title in the title -- not how you might address nobility.


message 48: by JoLene, Mistress of the Challenge (last edited Jan 08, 2013 12:31AM) (new)

JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1352 comments Mod
@Lori, that is fine. I verified it on the Nook.


message 49: by Linda (last edited Jan 08, 2013 09:42AM) (new)

Linda Bridges (lindajoyb) | 758 comments Her Highness, the Traitor
4 points--323 pages
1 point--HF
1 point--4 or more words in title
1 point--2 or more narrators
5 points--posted a review
Her Highness, the Traitor Her Highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham

My rating: 5 of 5 stars






View all my reviews

Total for this book 12 points

Total in challenge so far 17 points


message 50: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ The Christmas Kid: And Other Brooklyn Stories The Christmas Kid And Other Brooklyn Stories by Pete Hamill by Pete Hamill

288 pgs. +2
setting US New York +1
Cover, Winter Scene Sleds and snow +1
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... + 5 pts.

Total = 9 pts.
Challenge total = 60 pts.


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