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message 1: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Post your completed tasks here. In order to help us better manage our score keeping:
PLEASE ONLY POST ONE BOOK PER MESSAGE.

Please use the add book/author link for the book titles. When claiming combo points, tell how the book qualifies, and provide a link if requested in the task description.

Reading w/Style (RwS) Sample Completed Tasks Post:


10.2 - Subtitle

Sor Juana: Or, the Traps of Faith by Octavio Paz

+10 task
+5 combo (10.5 - Solstice)
+10 not-a-novel
+10 non-Western
+5 oldies (1982)
+5 jumbo (547 pages)

Task total: 45
Grand Total: 475

(This assumes the post is mid-challenge, and that you had previously posted 430 points)


message 2: by Liz M (new)

Liz M 10-20 sub-challenge sample post:


15.7 - 10-20 - Time Traveler

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
Pub. 1997, Born 1962

+15 task
+10 bonus

Task total: 25
Grand Total: 475


message 3: by Heather (new)

Heather (sarielswish) | 608 comments 15.1 - Time-leaper

Black Light by Elizabeth Hand

born 1975, published 1999

+15 task

task total: 15
grand total: 15


message 4: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1905 comments 20.9 Novel Lives

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

+20 Task (the queen)


Task total: 20
Grand Total: 20


message 5: by Heather (new)

Heather (sarielswish) | 608 comments 10.1

Deadline by Mira Grant

+10 task
+5 jumbo (586 pages)

task total: 15
grand total: 30


message 6: by Sarah A. (new)

Sarah A. (cera_az) | 107 comments 10.3 Twists Tell No One by Harlan Coben

+10 task

Task total=10
Grand total=10


message 7: by Heather (new)

Heather (sarielswish) | 608 comments 10.7 - 576 thousand million and two years

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

+10 task
+5 oldies (1980)

task total: 15
grand total: 45


message 8: by Heather (new)

Heather (sarielswish) | 608 comments 15.2 - Time leaper

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro

Born 1964, published 2008

+15 task

task total: 15
grand total: 60


message 9: by Ed (last edited Jun 03, 2015 10:12AM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 1867 comments ]20.4 The South

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

+20 task (Louisiana 100%)
+10 oldie (1899)

task total= 30
grand total- 30


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 9888 comments Which book, Ed?


message 11: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 1867 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Which book, Ed?"

okay okay...I added that silly little detail. LOL


message 12: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 126 comments 10.10 Group Reads

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

+ 20 pt task 20.3 post-modern writer

task total= 15
grand total= 15


Don (The Book Guy) (donthelibrarian) | 833 comments 10.1 Square Peg

The Wisdom of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton, collection of 12 short stories, pub. 1914

+10 Task
+10 Not a novel
+10 Oldies

Task total: 30
Grand Total: 30


message 14: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 1527 comments 20.2 Awards
Interpreter of Maladies byJhumpa Lahiri - PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award (2000).

+ 20 task
+ 5 combo (20.5)
+ 10 Not a Novel

Task Total = 35
Grand Total = 35


message 15: by Valerie (last edited Jun 04, 2015 09:19AM) (new)

Valerie Brown | 1651 comments 15.1 Time traveler

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

pub. 2001, born 1961

15 task
_____
15



Running total 15 (woohoo, I'm on the board!)


message 16: by Katrina (new)

Katrina (katrinasreads) 15.1 Time Traveller
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby

Pub 1997, born 1952

+15 task

Task total 15
Grand total 15


message 17: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1183 comments 20.4 - The South

Death Books a Return by Marion Moore Hill

+20 task (set 100% in Oklahoma)

Task total=20
Grand total=20


message 18: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 1867 comments 15.1 Time Traveller

Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz

Pub. 1978, born 1950

Task +15
grand total = 45


Theresa~OctoberLace (octoberlace) | 518 comments 10.7 Jumbo Books

Time Regained by Marcel Proust

This is #7 of 7 of Proust's series In Search of Lost Time, which is #100 on the list. This completes my reading of that series.

+20 task
+10 oldies (1927)
+10 jumbo (794 pages)

Task total: 40
Grand Total: 40


message 20: by Beth (last edited Jun 05, 2015 03:57AM) (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 877 comments 10.9 - Diverse Genres

Blanche on the Lam: A Blanche White Mystery by Barbara Neely
Mystery written by and starring a black woman

+10 task
+ 5 also qualifies for 20.4 The South (takes place in North Carolina)

Task total: 15
Grand Total: 15


message 21: by Heather (last edited Jun 05, 2015 06:19AM) (new)

Heather (sarielswish) | 608 comments 20.4 - Georgia

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt

+20 task
+10 not a novel (true crime)
+5 combo (20.9 - Jim Williams (main character))

task total: 35
grand total: 95


message 22: by Heather (last edited Jun 05, 2015 06:16AM) (new)

Heather (sarielswish) | 608 comments 10.8 - Fire

A World Lit Only by Fire by William R. Manchester

+10 task
+10 not a novel (nonfiction)
+5 oldies (1987)
+5 combo (10.2 - The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age)

task total: 30
grand total: 125


message 23: by Karen Michele (last edited Jun 05, 2015 04:31PM) (new)

Karen Michele (klibrary) | 3968 comments 15.1 - 10-20 - Time Traveler
(Born in the Middle: 1943 to 1962)

Pub 2015, Born 1951

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

+15 Task

Grand Total: 15


message 24: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (klibrary) | 3968 comments 20.1 - Every 25 Years:

Hunger by Knut Hamsun

+20 Task: 1890
+10 Oldies

Task Total: 30

Grand Total: 45


message 25: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (klibrary) | 3968 comments 20.10 - Books in Books - Liz M's Task:

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

+20 Task: Book found in A Brief History of Seven Killings
+10 Oldies (1899)

Task Total: 30

Grand Total: 75


message 26: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Jun 05, 2015 06:01PM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 9888 comments 15.1 10-20 Time Traveler

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
pub 2015, born 1954

+15 Task


message 27: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 1527 comments 20.1 Every 25 Years

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie - first published 1940

+ 20 task
+ 5 oldies

Task Total = 25
Grand Total = 60


message 28: by Sarah A. (new)

Sarah A. (cera_az) | 107 comments 10.1 Square Peg

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Task total =10
Grand total = 20


message 29: by Katrina (new)

Katrina (katrinasreads) 10.1 Square Peg

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley

Lexile = 960 https://www.lexile.com/book/details/9...

Task total = 10
Grand total = 25


message 31: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1905 comments 10.7 Multi-Century

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

+10 Task (1852-2004)


Task total: 10
Grand Total: 30


message 32: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1183 comments 15.1 - 10-20 - Time Traveler

Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates
Pub. 2015, Born 1938

+15 Task

Task total=15
Grand total=35


message 33: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 1527 comments 10.9 Diverse Genres

The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman

+ 10 task
+ 5 jumbo

Task Total = 15
Grand total = 75


message 34: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 1651 comments 10.1 Square Peg

Despair by Vladimir Nabokov


10 task
5 oldie (1966)
______
15

Running total 30


message 35: by Katrina (new)

Katrina (katrinasreads) 10.2 Subtitles
Cave in the Snow: Tenzin Palmo's Quest for Enlightenment, Vicki Mackenzie

+ 10 task
+ 10 not a novel

Task total = 20
Grand total = 45


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 9888 comments Post 3 Heather wrote: "15.1 - Time-leaper

Black Light by Elizabeth Hand

born 1975, published 1999

+15 task

task total: 15
grand total: 15"


You may have just transposed the numbers, but Elizabeth Hand was born 1957 - just in case you need to review your plan.


message 37: by Kath (last edited Jun 07, 2015 11:00AM) (new)

Kath | 147 comments 15.1 Time Traveller

pub. 1994, born 1954
Finder by Emma Bull


Task total 15


message 38: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 1623 comments Task 10.2 – Subtitles

The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveler (1996) by Giles Milton

+10 Task
+10 Not-a-Novel: Non-fiction

Task Total: 10 + 10 = 20

Grand Total: 00 + 20 = 20


message 39: by Kath (new)

Kath | 147 comments 10.7 Multi-century

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

set in 2054 and 1348

+10 task
+10 combo (20.3, 20.7)
+5 jumbo. 578 pp.

Task total 25

Grand total 40


message 40: by Tanya (new)

Tanya (xallroyx21) | 198 comments 15.1 - 10-20 - Time Traveler

And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side by Dana Perino
Pub. 2015, Born 1972

+15 Task

Grand Total = 15


message 41: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 1651 comments 20.9 Novel lives

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

20 task (the Queen of England)
____
20

Running total = 50


message 42: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Christine wrote: "I notice others are entering square peg books, but we are still missing one task? Do we not have to hold back on the square peg until we know that final task?"

Hi Christine -- I was wondering the same thing...


message 43: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5338 comments Heather wrote: "20.4 - Georgia

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt

+20 task
+10 not a novel (true crime)
+5 combo (20.9 - Jim Williams (main char..."


Heather, task 20.9 requires a fictional account of a real person, a true account does not qualify. However, the MPE of this book does have a unique subtitle (A Savannah Story). So, there is no change in score, just a slightly different configuration.


message 44: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5338 comments Karen Michele wrote: "20.10 - Books in Books - Liz M's Task:

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

+20 Task: Book found in A Brief History of Seven Killings
+10 Oldies (1899)

Ta..."


+5 Combo 20.5 tagged as post colonial 16 times


message 45: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (klibrary) | 3968 comments Kate S wrote: "Karen Michele wrote: "20.10 - Books in Books - Liz M's Task:

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

+20 Task: Book found in A Brief History of Seven Killings..."


Thanks for the +5, Kate! I can't believe I did that -- that's where I first had it and then I remembered it was on my 20.10 list and forgot to move the combo. I'll be more careful!

Any idea when we might see 20.8?


message 46: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5338 comments Valerie wrote: "10.1 Square Peg

Despair by Vladimir Nabokov


10 task
5 oldie (1966)
______
15

Running total 30"


Sorry, this book does not work for 10.1 as it qualifies for 20.3 (on list for post modern authors). I have moved it to 20.3, added 10 points to your score, and you still have your Square Peg available for this season.


message 47: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5338 comments Christine wrote: "I notice others are entering square peg books, but we are still missing one task? Do we not have to hold back on the square peg until we know that final task?"

Books can be moved if needed. Waiting until all the tasks are posted is a good idea, but I understand some people like to get there books posted ASAP (also a good idea). At the end of the day, we will make it work. :)


message 48: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5338 comments Karen Michele wrote: "Any idea when we might see 20.8?"

Sorry, no. I can't give you an ETA, yet. Soon, I hope.


message 49: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (klibrary) | 3968 comments Kate S wrote: "Karen Michele wrote: "Any idea when we might see 20.8?"

Sorry, no. I can't give you an ETA, yet. Soon, I hope."


Thanks, I'm waiting as patiently as I can;)


message 50: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5338 comments Valerie wrote: "10.1 Square Peg

Despair by Vladimir Nabokov


10 task
5 oldie (1966)
______
15

Running total 30"


+10 oldies (first published 1934)


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