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message 1: by Emily (last edited Apr 18, 2009 09:15AM) (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
This is a challenge of reading that goes from May 1st until July 31st. Certain books are worth certain points and the person with the most points at the end gets to pick the books we read in August. The total possible points for completing all the challenges is 570 if you do all the challenges twice (besides the 2 that are only available once).




message 2: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
RULES:
1)Do not start until May 1st and do not go past Midnight on July 31st.
2)Date your book list and the points
3)Use books with 100 or less pages sparingly and only for 5 pointers
4)Only post the challenge you did, the book(s) you read and how many points it is worth
5)The same book cannot be used for 2 categories
6)Each challenge may be done twice (with different books)
7)re-reads are allowed (unless stated otherwise)
8)The 1st place winner picks the next months book and the next months 50 point challenge.


message 3: by Emily (last edited Apr 18, 2009 09:12AM) (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
5 POINTS:
1)Read a Science fiction OR fantasy novel
2)Spring Cleaning: Follow these directions to find your book for this task...
- Go to your Goodreads bookshelf.
- Click on the All Books link
- Organize them by the Date Added (going from the earliest to the most recent)
- Go down the list and read the first book you come to that you HAVE NOT yet read.
3)Read a Historical Fiction or Realistic Fiction novel
4)In Honor Of Women’s History Month…
- Read an autobiography/biography of a woman you admire
5)For April Fools Day…
- Read a humorous novel, a book of jokes, OR
- A biography/autobiography/memoir of a comedian (a little late but oh well)


message 4: by Emily (last edited Apr 18, 2009 09:14AM) (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
10 POINTS:
1)Read a book by an author who was born in May, June, or July
- You can find a list that will help with this task at http://www.authdir.net/
2)In Honor of Mother’s Day…
- Read a book where the author/main character shares the same FIRST name as your mother OR…
- Read a book recommended by/given to you by your mother.
3)Read Gone with the Wind (only counts once)
4)In Honor of Memorial and Armed Forces Day – Read a book about a veteran OR someone serving in the military (fiction or non-fiction).
5)As we are all totally completely addicted to GR (Goodreads), let's read…
- A book which title starts with the letter G AND
- A book which title starts with the letter R.


message 5: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
15 POINTS:
1)Read a book with a color in the title and then eat a food that is that color. Ex. Blue Bloods-Blueberries
2)It’s Written In the Stars…read a book that corresponds to your astrological sign… (books can be fiction or non-fiction)...
- ARIES: Made me think of Ares the Greek God of War – Read a book about the Gods, Greek Mythology, Greece etc.
- TAURUS: The Bull – Read a western, a book about a cowboy, the rodeo etc.
- GEMINI: Read a book about twins.
- CANCER: Read a book about a cancer patient, cancer survivor, cancer doctor etc.
- LEO: The king of the jungle – read a book about royalty.
- VIRGO: Read a book about a virgin, virginity or loss of, abstinence etc.
- LIBRA: Read a book about a lawyer, the law, a judge etc.
- SCORPIO: The scorpion – read a book that takes place in the desert, a wasteland etc.
- SAGITARIUS: The archer – read a book about an athlete or sports.
- CAPRICORN: is a cardinal sign which is associated with creativity – read a book about an artist or art.
- AQUARIUS: Read a book that takes place at sea, about ships etc.
- PISCES: Read a book about a fisherman, fishing, sea life, marine biology etc.
3)Read a book of poetry OR about a famous poet.
4)Read a book that was has been translated from its original language
5)Get To Know The Author - Read a book by an author AND then either attend a reading by that author OR read/listen to an interview with that author.


message 6: by Emily (last edited Apr 18, 2009 09:14AM) (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
20 POINTS:
1)Read all of the book club books for April/May, May/June, and June/July
2)Look for your first post in this challenge. Once you find it, look at the person below you and go to their profile and pick TWO books to read off of their shelves. If their profile is listed as private, go to the person below that person.
3)Read a book you've either seen in a movie or heard referenced in a movie (or TV show)
4)Read a book that has a title of 12 or more words.
5)Read a book that has a main character who shares your name




message 7: by Emily (last edited Apr 18, 2009 08:43AM) (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
50 POINT CHALLENGE:
Read 2 books that won awards or were nominated (Newberry award and so on) the year you were born


message 8: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
Hi Em - This challenge sounds fun. Can't wait to get started on May 1st. Does anyone have a chance in shneebly of beating you or Kara?


message 9: by Erica (new)

Erica | 112 comments i have a chance...duh


message 10: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
You obviously don't know my sister~!


message 11: by Robert (new)

Robert (rcopley2nd) Do I get any points for reading all of those instructions?


message 12: by Erica (new)

Erica | 112 comments haha yeah
i want points for reading the instructions too...


message 13: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
well if we get points for reading the instructions I get points for typing them!


message 14: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
I have officially decided that I am going to win this challenge. BRING IT!


message 15: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
Well I already have my whole lis u R GOIN DOWN ...


message 16: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
I'm SO scared!


message 17: by Emily (last edited Apr 18, 2009 09:43AM) (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
Oh you should be
May 1st starts my reading challenge
and I have all 570 points planned
be VERY afraid


message 18: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
I started making a list of books. This will be fun!


message 19: by Erica (new)

Erica | 112 comments OH YEAH....
wall I am going to read books faster than i can buy them!
ha!
i will beat you all....


message 20: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
well we could always tie....but I will win TB4U


message 21: by Erica (new)

Erica | 112 comments i need to get a lot of books at the book barn
if i'm ever going to beat you...


message 22: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
u don't HAVE to buy them
but I do have my whole plan typed printed and ready
and all the books I need to read (that I own)
stacked up and ready
and can I borrow the lilac tree book,
after I finish all the other books you lent me??
i love the book barn




message 23: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
Oh man. I am So getting crushed in this competition!


message 24: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
nice picture
and yes u are


message 25: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
SLAM!


message 26: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
thatrs right
u better call 911
cause u just got B-U-R-N-E-D


message 27: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
OK. With much help from Em I completed my list for this challenge. Em...how do we post? As we finish each book along w/point value, or all books as a list at the end of the challenge (along w/point value)??? Thanks for all of your help!!!! I am ready to read!


message 28: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
You can post as you finish or at the end, whatever is easier but either way EVERYONE should do a complete list at the end because I will have to go through and count up the points to find the winner


message 29: by Erica (new)

Erica | 112 comments thats going to be a lot of work for you...


message 30: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
you can do it if you wanT!


message 31: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
Now that I figured this challenge out, I can't wait to get started!


message 32: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
well u have to wait til May 1st!


message 33: by KCM73 (new)

KCM73 | 357 comments Mod
I still don't think I understand this challenge.


message 34: by Erica (new)

Erica | 112 comments i would rather not do all that work thank you...


message 35: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
Kara - You'll have to call us and we can have a conference call to explain it. It took me a little while to figure it out too.


message 36: by KCM73 (new)

KCM73 | 357 comments Mod
Okay, sounds good.


message 37: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
Now do you feel better about it? It seems confusing at first, but once you figure out what you're going to read it's actually fun.


message 38: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
Kar - we loved your list! I may make some changes to mine. I hadn't heard of some of those book awards, so maybe I'll be able to find something better. K
PS Where did you find books w/your name as the main character? I had a hard time with that one.


message 39: by KCM73 (last edited Apr 21, 2009 08:58AM) (new)

KCM73 | 357 comments Mod
The two books I found actually spell her name "Cara" not "Kara" but I think that is fair given that my name is the most unusual. I did a google search for "book main characters Kara or Cara" and found several references. Did you know Supergirl's name is Kara Zor-El? I was going to pick a Supergirl comic but didn't think that would count.


message 40: by KCM73 (last edited Apr 21, 2009 08:58AM) (new)

KCM73 | 357 comments Mod
Kim, did you see the books I picked from your list? :)


message 41: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
Yes! You will LOVE the Handmaid's Tale!


message 42: by Kim (new)

Kim (777readersfan) | 518 comments Mod
Supergirl comic would be something I would try to get away with...teeheehee


message 43: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
Karalee wrote: "The two books I found actually spell her name "Cara" not "Kara" but I think that is fair given that my name is the most unusual. I did a google search for "book main characters Kara or Cara" and f..."

u are named after supergirl? SICK!


message 44: by KCM73 (new)

KCM73 | 357 comments Mod
No, I think Supergirl was named after me! :) hehehehe


message 45: by Erica (new)

Erica | 112 comments EMILY
will you help me make my list on friday???


message 46: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
yes I will, no problem, what r we watching anyway????

Kara-I think u must be super girl and u have a secret identity


message 47: by KCM73 (new)

KCM73 | 357 comments Mod
Yes, I normally run around in tights fighting crime.


message 48: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
I KNEW IT!!!!!
I can totally picture that!


message 49: by KCM73 (new)

KCM73 | 357 comments Mod
Tee hee, scary thought!


message 50: by Emily (new)

Emily (readingmaniac777) | 737 comments Mod
I wanna be a super hero! I will grow wings and fly around with the flock! or I will be a mermaid!


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