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message 1: by Liz M (last edited Jun 23, 2013 03:12PM) (new)

Liz M Post your completed tasks here. In order to 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, if requested in the task description, provide a link.

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

20.8 - Baseball Team
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann

+20 task
+15 combo (10.4 - U's, 10.8 - Family Saga, 20.3 - Cy Young Award: pub. 1901)
+10 oldies
+10 jumbo (731 pages)

Task total: 55 points
Grand total: 245


(This assumes mid-challenge, and that you had previously posted 190 points)


message 2: by Jenifer (new)

Jenifer (jensamaha) | 261 comments Task 20.6 MLB 32 Teams

The Perfect Ghost by Linda Barnes

*Read a book that the page count includes both a 3 and a 2 *
This book has 320 pages.

+20 task

Task Total = 20 points
Grand Total = 20 points


message 3: by Jenifer (new)

Jenifer (jensamaha) | 261 comments Task 20.9 Baseball Diamond

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

Susanna Kearsley was born in Canada.

+20 task
+5 combo (10.4 U's Have It)

Task Total = 25 points
Grand Total = 45 points


message 4: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2824 comments 10.3 - Vacation Reading

Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier

+10 task (creek)
+10 combo (10.4 - U's (dU maurier), 20.8)
+ 5 oldies (pub. 1941)

Task total: 25 points
Grand total: 25


message 5: by Kathleen (itpdx) (last edited Jun 11, 2013 09:15AM) (new)

Kathleen (itpdx) (itpdx) | 1349 comments 10.4 The U's Have It
A Cold Day For Murder by Dana Stabenow
+10 Task (M u rder)
Task total: 10
Grand total: 10




message 6: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2304 comments The U’s have it
Ring o'roses by Lucilla Andrews

+ 10 Task (Lucilla)
+ 5 Oldies (published 1973)

Task Total = 15
Grand Total = 15


message 7: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1469 comments 20.4 Baseball Hall of Fame

The Assignation by Joyce Carol Oates

+20 Task
+ 5 Oldies (1988)

Task total=25
Grand total=25


message 8: by Tanya (new)

Tanya (xallroyx21) | 198 comments 10.9 Design your own task!
Read a book that has Fantasy as one of the genres on the book page.

Grimm's Household Stories by Jacob Grimm

+10 Task

Task Total = 10
Grand Total = 10


message 9: by Megan W (new)

Megan W | 45 comments 20.8 Baseball Teams

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.1 Sub-sandwiches)
+15 Jumbo (864 pages)

Task total = 40
Grand Total = 40


message 10: by Coralie (last edited Jun 12, 2013 06:13PM) (new)

Coralie | 2304 comments 10.2 Go visit the neighbours
The Green Dwarf: A Tale of the Perfect Tense by Charlotte Brontë

+ 10 Task (Victorian)
+ 15 Oldies (1833)

Task Total = 25
Grand Total = 40


message 11: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2824 comments 10.4 - U's Have It

The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

+10 task (bUcolic)

Task total: 10 points
Grand total: 35


message 12: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1469 comments 20.1 Play Ball!

The Natural by Bernard Malamud

+20 Task (shelved 100 times as "baseball")
+15 Combo (20.3 Cy Young Award; 20.6 MLB 32 Teams - 237 pages; 20.10 World Series - nearly all of the book is set in New York and Chicago)
+5 Oldies (1952)

Task total=40
Grand total=65


message 13: by Coralie (last edited Jun 12, 2013 06:13PM) (new)

Coralie | 2304 comments 10.10 In Memory
In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan
+ 10 Task
+ 5 Combo (10.4 – sugar)
+ 5 Oldies (published 1968)

Task Total = 20
Grand Total = 60


message 14: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4454 comments 20.6 MLB 32 Teams

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin

+20 Task: 237 Pages
+10 Combo: 10.1 Sub-Sandwich / 20.8 Baseball Team(multiple narrators, 9+ characters)

Task Total: 30
Grand Total: 30


message 15: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments Tanya wrote: "10.9 Design your own task!
Read a book that has Fantasy as one of the genres on the book page.

Grimm's Household Stories by Jacob Grimm

+10 Task

Task Total = 10
Grand Total = 10"


+10 Oldies (1886)


message 16: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments Coralie wrote: "10.2 Go visit the neighbours
The Green Dwarf: A Tale of the Perfect Tense by Charlotte Brontë

+ 10 Task (Victorian)

Task Total = 10
Grand Total = 25"


+15 Oldies (1833)


message 17: by Coralie (last edited Jun 13, 2013 05:04AM) (new)

Coralie | 2304 comments 10.4 The U’s Have It
Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was by Barry Hughart

+ 10 Task (Hughart)
+ 5 Oldies (published 1984)

Task Total = 15
Grand Total = 75


message 18: by Tanya (new)

Tanya (xallroyx21) | 198 comments 20.10 World Series
Triburbia by Karl Taro Greenfeld
(set in NYC)

+20 Task
+5 Combo (20.8-Baseball Team:multiple narrators, 9+ characters)

Task Total = 25
Grand Total = 45


message 19: by Deana (new)

Deana Pittman 10.4 The U's Have it
Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

mUrder, tUrnover

+10 task

Grand total = 10 points


message 20: by Liz M (new)

Liz M 20.1 Play Ball!
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

+20 task
+5 combo (20.8 - Baseball Team)
+5 jumbo (528 pgs.)

Task total: 30 points
Grand Total: 30 points


message 21: by Liz M (new)

Liz M 20.3 Cy Young Award
Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille

+20 task
+10 oldies (pub. 1928)

Task total: 30 points
Grand Total: 60 points


message 22: by Liz M (last edited Jun 16, 2013 04:28PM) (new)

Liz M 20.4 Baseball Hall of Fame
Summer by Edith Wharton

+20 task
+15 combo (10.2 - Victorians book, 10.3 U's have it, 20.3 - pub. 1917)
+10 oldies (pub. 1917)


Task total: 20 points
Grand Total: 80 points


message 23: by Liz M (last edited Jun 16, 2013 04:28PM) (new)

Liz M 20.5 Play by Play Announcer
The Stranger by Albert Camus

+20 task
+10 combo (20.3 - pub. 1942, 20.6 - 123 pages)
+5 oldies (pub. 1942)

Task total: 35 points
Grand Total: 115 points


message 24: by Liz M (last edited Jun 16, 2013 04:29PM) (new)

Liz M 10.3 Vacation Reading!
The Sea by John Banville

+10 task

Grand Total: 125 points


message 25: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1469 comments 20.5 Play by Play announcer

One True Thing by Anna Quindlen

+20 Task (listed as journalist in Goodreads bio)
+10 Combo (10.4 QUindlen; 20.6 MLB 32 Teams - 320 pages)

Task total=30
Grand total=95


message 26: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2304 comments 10.4 The U’s Have It
Blue Sunflower Startle by Yasmin Ladha

+ 10 Task (Sunflower)

Task Total = 10
Grand Total = 85


message 27: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1364 comments 10.4 The U's Have It

Putting Food By by Ruth Hertzberg

+10 Task (Putting, Ruth)
+5 Oldies (published 1975)

Task total: 15
Grand total: 15


message 28: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1364 comments 20.1 Play Ball

Moneyball : The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis

+20 Task
+10 Combo (20.5, 20.6 [most popular edition 320 pgs])

Task total: 30
Grand total: 45


message 29: by Deana (new)

Deana Pittman 20.5 Play by Play announcer

Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews

Reference to journalism career:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

Task: 20 points
Grand Total: 30 points


message 30: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4227 comments 20.7 Four Bagger
Black: The Birth of Evil by Ted Dekker
(on the list given)

+20 pts - Task
+ 5 pts - Combo (first part told from view of "Carlos", then "Tom Hunter" and Carlos has another chance to tell what he's thinking during the time he thinks Tom Hunter is dead)

Task - 25 pts
Grand Total - 25 pts


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11840 comments Rebekah wrote: "20.7 Four Bagger
Black: The Birth of Evil by Ted Dekker
(on the list given)

+20 pts - Task
+ 5 pts - Combo (first part told from view of "Carlos", then "Tom Hunter" and Carlos has another chance t..."


Which task for the combo?


message 32: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments 20.6 32 MLB Teams

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

+20 Task (320 pages)
+10 Combo (10.4 Supremes; 20.8-shifting perspectives and plenty of characters)

Post Total: 30


message 33: by Kate S (last edited Jun 14, 2013 09:18PM) (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments 20.6 32 MLB Teams

Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz

+20 Task (332 pages)

Post Total: 20
Season Total: 50


message 34: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments 20.6 32 MLB Teams

Only One Life by Sara Blaedel

+20 Task (324 pages)

Post Total: 20
Season Total: 70


message 35: by Kate S (last edited Jun 16, 2013 03:03PM) (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments 20.8 Baseball Team

Under the Dome by Stephen King

+20 Task (shifting perspectives and about 3 pages worth of named characters listed in the beginning of the book)
+25 Jumbo (1074 pages)

Post Total: 45
Season Total: 115


message 36: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments 10.6 Reading is Rewarding

You & Me: A Novel by Padgett Powell

+10 Task (2011 Winner)

Post Total: 10
Season Total: 125


message 37: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments 20.8 Baseball Team

Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd

+20 Task (shifting POV, more than 9 characters)
+5 Combo (10.4 Rutherfurd)
+15 Jumbo (over 800 pages)

Post Total: 40
Season Total: 165


message 38: by Denise (last edited Jun 15, 2013 06:56AM) (new)

Denise | 1469 comments 10.10 In Memory

Cinderella and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis

+10 Task
+15 Combo (20.3 - 1896; 20.5 - listed as journalist in Goodreads bio; 20.10 - 62% of book is set in New York City)
+10 Oldies (1896)

Task total=35
Grand total=130


message 39: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2304 comments 20.9 Baseball Diamond
Hunting the Wild Pineapple by Thea Astley

+ 20 Task (born in Australia)
+ 5 Combo (10.4 – hUnting)
+ 5 Oldies (1979)

Task Total = 30
Grand Total = 115


message 40: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 33 comments 20.5 Play by Play Announcer
They Eat Puppies, Don't They? by Christopher Buckley

+20 Task (Journalism reference: Christopher Buckley)
+10 Combo (10.4 - Buckley; 20.10 - Washington D.C.)

Task Total = 30
Grand Total = 30


message 41: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2304 comments 20.8 Baseball Team
Abhorsen by Garth Nix Lexile 890

+ 20 Task
+ 5 Combo (20.9 born in Australia)

Task Total = 25
Grand Total = 140


message 42: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2824 comments 10.1 - Sub-Sandwich

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

+10 task
+10 combo (10.4 rUssell, 20.8 ensemble)

Task total: 20 points
Grand total: 55


message 43: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Jun 16, 2013 09:16AM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11840 comments Cy Young

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel

+20 Task
+10 Combo (10.4 Musa, 20.8, multiple viewpoints, 2 pages of named characters)
+10 Oldie (1933)
+15 Jumbo (824 pages)

Task Total = 55

Grand Total = 55


message 44: by Liz M (last edited Jun 16, 2013 04:29PM) (new)

Liz M 20.10 World Series
Dangling Man by Saul Bellow

+20 task
+10 combo (20.3 - pub. 1944, 20.9 - born in Canada)
+5 oldies

Task total: 35 points
Grand total: 160 points


message 45: by Kathleen (itpdx) (last edited Jun 16, 2013 03:12PM) (new)

Kathleen (itpdx) (itpdx) | 1349 comments 20.5 Play by Play Announcer
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
+20 Task GoodReads bio and Wikipedia
+5 Combo 10.4 "...Curtis"
Task Total: 25
Grand Total: 35




message 46: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments Tanya wrote: "10.9 Design your own task!
Read a book that has Fantasy as one of the genres on the book page.

Grimm's Household Stories by Jacob Grimm

+10 Task

Task Total = 10
Grand Total = 10"


+5 Combo 20.3-published during Cy Young's lifetime


message 47: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5989 comments Joanna wrote: "10.4 The U's Have It

Putting Food By by Ruth Hertzberg

+10 Task (Putting, Ruth)
+5 Oldies (published 1975)

Task total: 15
Grand total: 15"


+5 Combo 20.9-author born in Canada


message 48: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1469 comments In post #26 I claimed One True Thing by Anna Quindlen.

D wrote: "20.5 Play by Play announcer

One True Thing by Anna Quindlen

+20 Task (listed as journalist in Goodreads bio)
+10 Combo (10.4 QUindlen; 20.6 MLB 32 Teams - 320 pages)

Task total=30


I just noticed this book is on Stephen King's list. Could I claim the 5 combo points for 10.2 Go visit the neighbors? That would bring my current total to 135.

Thanks.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11840 comments D wrote: "In post #26 I claimed One True Thing by Anna Quindlen.

D wrote: "20.5 Play by Play announcer

One True Thing by Anna Quindlen

... just noticed this book is on Stephen King's list. Could I claim the 5 combo points for 10.2 Go visit the neighbors? That would bring my current total to 135."


Yes, we'll get you those points next time - probably won't show up on the Readerboard until next Sunday, though.


message 50: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1469 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Yes, we'll get you those points next time - probably won't show up on the Readerboard until next Sunday, though. "

Thanks, Elizabeth. Not sure how I missed it originally.


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