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message 1: by Dlmrose (last edited Jun 01, 2013 02:46AM) (new)

Dlmrose | 17032 comments Mod
The Summer 2013 challenge will begin on June 1, 2013 and end at Midnight, Eastern time, August 31, 2013.

This is where you will need to post information about completed tasks - updates to the Readerboard will be based on what is posted HERE AND ONLY HERE.

Please do not delete or edit any post in this thread!! Even if the post is not reflected on the Readerboard yet, I've often logged the post on my spreadsheet already and I will not know that you've made the changes. I do not go backwards in this thread to pick up points. If you need to make a change, just make a new post.

Please refer to the posting requirements for what must be included, and for guidelines that will help us keep the challenge running smoothly.


NOTES:
1. You MUST post a link to books claimed for a task.
2. If you claim a book that only exists in e-book form, you MUST provide either a line reference to the approved book spreadsheet or the post number in which the book was approved.
3. If the task requires information about an author, you MUST include the author link.
4. If the task requires a cover element, you MUST include the cover when you post.
5. Remember to include all "Required" task elements.
6. If your book was approved in the Help Thread for the task, please indicate that in your post.


Please post tasks in numerical order, from smallest to largest.

Any problems with task postings will be posted in the questions/problems thread. Please post there if you have a question about your points, Goodreads authors, or Big Books.

Questions/Problems

Good luck and have fun!


message 2: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17032 comments Mod
And the Summer Challenge begins!


message 3: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 20 comments Kathy G.

15.9 Mountains to Climb

Read a book with river in title-

The River by Gary Paulsen

Link to Paperback:
The River

Total Points- 15
Total Tasks- 1
Goodreads Authors- 0
Big Books- 0


message 4: by Robert Wright (last edited Jun 01, 2013 10:51AM) (new)

Robert Wright | 15 comments monkeytoe

5.2 – 20 years ago.
Read a book with a number in the title.

The Twelve Clues of Christmas

Total Points- 5
Total Tasks- 1
Goodreads Authors- 0
Big Books- 0


message 5: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1666 comments Oma1229

Task 5.1-10 Years Ago

Read a book by an author who uses initials as part of his or her Goodreads name.

The Once In A While Hero by C.S. Adler

Total Points-5


message 6: by maria helena (new)

maria helena (mariahel) MARIA HELENA

5.3 30 years ago
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay


Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5/1350
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GR Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 7: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 01, 2013 03:55PM) (new)

5.5 - 50 years ago:
basic color list (Red)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Total Points- 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors- 0
Big Books- 0

(I hope i did this right)


message 8: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (kristinekae) | 258 comments 10.3 Summer of '69

Fire
Published October 2009

This task 10 points

Total points 10


message 9: by Susan (new)

Susan | 666 comments 5.3-30 years ago

I read The Rug Merchant by Meg Mullins. The author's name has consecutive M's

Task Points: 5
Total Points: 5
GoodReads Authors:
Tasks Completed: 1


message 10: by Robyn (new)

Robyn 5.10 - 100 Years Ago

I read Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. Shares a name with Lauren Ward who is nominated for Matilda the Musical.

Task Points: 5
Number of Challenges Completed: 1
Number of Books Read: 1

Total Number of Points: 5


message 11: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 20 comments Kathy G.

5.6- 60 Years Ago

***Because in the title***

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

link to paperback:
Because of Winn-Dixie

Total Points- 20
Total Tasks- 2
Goodreads Authors- 0
Big Books- 0


message 12: by Salem (new)

Salem  | 45 comments 5.9 - 90 years ago

A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Aimee Bender is a Goodreads author

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5/1350
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GR Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 13: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments 5.1 10 Years Ago:The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood by David R. Montgomery

Today's total: 5
Grand total: 5


message 14: by Jennifer (last edited Jun 02, 2013 10:07AM) (new)

Jennifer Hodges Young | 307 comments Jennifer KS

5.3 – 30 years ago.

Undead and Unemployed by Mary Janice Davidson who is a Goodreads Author


Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5/1350
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GR Authors: 1
Points this post: 5
Pages Read: 272
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 15: by Katy (new)

Katy | 635 comments 5.3 - 30 years ago

Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee (GOODREADS AUTHOR) -- consecutive Ms and Gs in title!

Total Points: 5


message 16: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (cleocleveland) | 274 comments KAREN F

15.7 11/11

Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare

SS in Duchess & Tessa

**Tessa Dare is a Goodreads Author**

Points this Post: 15
Total Challenge Points: 15
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0),750+(0),1000+(0)


message 17: by Eilymay (new)

Eilymay (eilisislocajustlikecocoa) 30.4 - Cindy AL's task: All Things Wedding

A) Destination Wedding

I read Le Misanthrope by Molière which is set in the palace of Versailles

D) Something Old Something New

I read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Points this post: 30
Total: 30


message 18: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (sureshot26) | 771 comments Jessica PDX

30.1 - Ms. Anderson's Task - Name Dropping

I rolled 2 1's.

Chasing Darkness (Elvis Cole, #11) by Robert Crais by Robert Crais

Redemption Street by Reed Farrel Coleman by Reed Farrel Coleman

Points This Post: 30
Total Points: 30


message 19: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1666 comments Oma1229

Task 5.3-30 Years Ago

Read a book whose author's name begins with the same letter.

The Shadows of Christmas Past (Christmas Series, #3) by Susan Sizemore

Please Note- This book is comprised of two novellas. The author of the second book is Susan Sizemore, however when I click on author Goodreads defaults to the first author's name.

Total Points to Date-10
Total Tasks-2
Goodreads Author-0
Big Book-0


message 20: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1666 comments Oma1229

Task 15.10-No More Homework

Read a book your choice

The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky

Claiming Goodreads Author

Total Points to Date-25
Total Tasks-2
Goodreads Author-1
Big Book-0


Angie (Literary Labors) (angie) | 126 comments Angie TX

5.4 Hoop or ring on cover

Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver by Lauren Oliver (Lauren Oliver is a GR author. The cover was approved in the task help thread.)

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GR Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 22: by Christine PNW (last edited Jun 02, 2013 05:58PM) (new)

Christine PNW (moonlight_reader) READERBOARD NAME: CHRISTINE L

Task 25.2 - Trivial Pursuit: Summer of 1994 Edition

Option 4 - Arts and Literature

Read a book with genre "mystery" on its main page

In the Shadow of Blackbirds

***Cat Winters is a Goodreads Author***

Option 5 - Science and Nature

Read a book with an "outdoors" cover

Winterkill (Joe Pickett, #3) by C.J. Box

___________________________

Total Points to Date - 25
Total Tasks - 1
Goodreads Author - 1
Big Book - 0
Total Books - 2


message 23: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments 5.4 40 Years Ago

Seduction by M.J. Rose by M.J. Rose The necklace is composed of several circles of bead.

Today's total 5
Grand total: 10


message 24: by MJ (new)

MJ | 136 comments 5.2 - Twenty years ago
Number in title, ordinals count

First Test by Tamora Pierce


message 25: by Shawn (new)

Shawn | 254 comments Shawn H.

5.2 – 20 years ago. (Number in title)

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

**Mitch Albom is a GR Author**

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
GR Author: 1
Big Ticket Books: 0


message 26: by maria helena (new)

maria helena (mariahel) MARIA HELENA

10.4 The Sunshine State
Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery
Set in California

****** Susan Mallery is a Goodreads Author ******


Points this post: 10
Total Points: 15/1350
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
GR Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 27: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (kristinekae) | 258 comments 5.7 70 years ago

The Wednesday Sisters
Meg Waite Clayton
GOODREADS AUTHOR

This task 5 points

Total points 15


message 28: by Tallulah A. (new)

Tallulah A. Scribbles (madhoydenish) | 138 comments Readerboard Name: Tallulah A.


Task #5.8 – 80 years ago.

Read a book with more than one author.

The Vow: The Kim & Krickitt Carpenter Story by Kim Carpenter & John Perry

The Vow The Kim & Krickitt Carpenter Story by Kim Carpenter


Points This Post: 5 points
Total Points: 5 points

____

Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1


Goodreads Authors Tickets:
Big books (500+) Tickets:


message 29: by Bec (new)

Bec (foreverfnm) | 135 comments 5.5 - 50 years ago
Read a book with one of the color words from Microsofts's Basic Color List in the title.

I read The Grey Man by Andy McNab.

Alternate spelling of Gray has been approved here. As it is only 99 pages it will be my one book between 80-100 pgs.


30.3: Sheila/Kathy G's task: Kickin' Back with the Girls from R.E.L.A.X
Option R: Read a book that has been RECOMMENDED to you.

I read Sandstorm by James Rollins. This book was recommended to me from a friend in my bookclub.

**James Rollins is a Goodreads Author**
**Sandstorm is a big book at 718 pages long**

And
Option A: Acquire a book to read from a friend or from the library.

I read Firefight by Chris Ryan. This was a book I borrowed from the library.


Points this post: 35
Total points: 35
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 3
Pages read: 1160
Goodreads authors: 1
Big books: 500+ (1); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 30: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 20 comments Kathy G.

20.10- Group Reads


The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

I posted in the discussion thread- Message #2
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

Total Points- 40
Total Tasks- 3
Goodreads Authors- 0
Big Books- 0


message 31: by Robert Wright (new)

Robert Wright | 15 comments monkeytoe

Miss Buncle's Book

5.3 – 30 years ago.
Read a book that has consecutive words beginning with the same letter in its title, or that has an author whose first and last names begin with the same initial.

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 10/1350
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
GR Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 32: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1666 comments Oma12299

Task 15.8-The Battle of Gettysburg

Read a book related to the U.S. Civil War

Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells

Total Points to Date-40
Total Tasks-4
Goodreads Author-1
Big Book-0


message 33: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 2282 comments Nick KY

First Post

5.1 10 yrs ago -- Crazy in Love I read Snowdrops by A.D. Miller, author’s name uses initials.

5.4 40 yrs ago -- Will it go Round in Circles? I read Angel in Vegas The Chronicles of Noah Sark by Norma Howe Angel in Vegas: The Chronicles of Noah Sark by Norma Howe. The cover shows a smoke (exhaust) circle in the sky through which a stunt airplane has just flown.

5.10 100 yrs ago -- Gems of Adele I read The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine by Peter Straub. The Tony Nominee for choreography for the musical “Matilde” is Peter Darling, first name “Peter” is the same as the author. This is my one book of 80-100 pages allowed in the 5-point section.


Points in this Post: 15
Total Points So Far: 15


message 34: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 903 comments 15.10 - No More Homework!

Read a book of your choice.

Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep by Jennifer Estep (Goodreads Author)


Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Tasks completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GR Authors: 1
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 35: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 11 comments Task #5.1: 10 Years Ago (Music History)

Read a book by an author who uses an initial as part of his or her Goodreads name.

Book: The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle


Task #10.10: Blister in the Sun

Read a book whose title shares a word with one of the song titles from the Violent Femmes' debut album.

Word: "Good"
Song: Track #10 "Good Feeling"
Book: The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti (Goodreads author)


Today's Points: 15
Cumulative Points: 15

GR Authors: 1
Big Books: 0

Tasks Completed: 2


message 36: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 178 comments Suzanne

5.1 10 years ago:
Read a book by an author who uses an initial as part of his or her Goodreads name:

Unclean Spirits by M.L.N. Hanover

Total Points- 5
Total Tasks- 1
Goodreads Authors- 0
Big Books- 0


message 37: by Brandi (new)

Brandi 10.3 -- The Summer of '69

Read a book that was first published in a year that ends in 6 or 9.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance--Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies The Classic Regency Romance--Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem by Jane Austen

First published in 2009

Total Points: 10


message 38: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 867 comments Cindy F

Task10.3 The Summer of'69

I read Blood Knot and Other PlaysbyAthol Fugard First published 1989

Points this post:10
Total points:10
Books read:1
Tasks completed:1
Goodreads Authrs:0
BigBooks:500+(0)70+(0)1000+(0)


message 39: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1686 comments 15.2 - Good Luck Charms

Option 2. Something New: I read The Fault in Our Stars, which I added to my To read list between January and May 2013

Option 4: Something Blue. I read Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life, whose blue cover was approved on the help thread. Precious Objects A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life by Alicia Oltuski

Both Alicia Oltuski and John Green are *****Goodreads Authors****

Yay! On the board!!

Points: 15
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 2
GR Authors: 2
Pages read: 686


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Task #5.10 - 100 years ago

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver is a Goodreads Author.

Author Lauren Oliver has the same first name as Tony Award nominee Lauren Ward.

This post: 5 points
Total to date: 5 points
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 0


message 41: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1292 comments First post ever here:)

15.6 - As Seen On TV
Read a book that has been promoted on a television show.
The Colbert Report: Week of May 13, 2013
http://www.colbertreportbooklist.com/


Inferno by Dan Brown

This post: 15 points
Total to date: 15
Tasks completed: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0


message 42: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (_lindsey_) | 395 comments Lindsey IL


5.4 - 40 Years Ago

House of Night: Legacy by P.C. Cast

House of Night Legacy (House of Night The Graphic Novel #1-5) by P.C. Cast

ring on cover

***P.C. Cast is a GoodReads author***


5.6 - 60 Years Ago

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

"after" is the coordinating conjunction

***500+ page big book***


5.8 - 80 Years Ago

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 by Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim

2+ authors listed


10.4 - The Sunshine State

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

set in California


10.10 - Blister in the Sun

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Promise from the song "Promise"

***Richelle Mead is a GoodReads author***

***500+ page big book***


25.8 - Big Sky Country

Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead

option 1, set in Montana

***Richelle Mead is a GoodReads author***

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim

option 6, set in Washington state


Points This Post: 60
Total Points: 60

GoodReads Authors: 3
Big Books: 500+(2), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Tasks Completed: 6
Books Read: 7





message 43: by Judy (new)

Judy | 783 comments JUDY

Task #15.1 A Machiavellian Task

I chose to do option 2 twice

Princess in the Iron Mask- PRINCEss in the title

Princess in Disguise- PRINCEss in the title

Ebook approved for length in message #2421

Points this post 15

Total points 15

Tasks completed 1
Books Read 2


Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Readerboard Name: ♥Robin ♥

5.3 30 Years Ago
Title has 2 Consecutive "Ws"
Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood, #1) by Fern Michaels

Points Earned This Post: 5

Points Achieved to Date: 5/1350
Goodreads Authors:
Big Book Tickets:
500+ (0)
750+ (0)
1000+ (0)


message 45: by Andy (last edited Jun 04, 2013 09:12AM) (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3268 comments Andy P.
Task# 30.5 Sandy's task: History with Dialogue
Book 1 Book with Historical fiction on its main page
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Book 2 A nonfiction book that relates to book 1
The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington by Jennet Conant
These books were approved in help thread for this task, message #67
Claiming Book 1 as a 500+ big book


message 46: by Sheila (last edited Jun 04, 2013 09:48AM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2241 comments Sheila

5.1 – 10 years ago.

Mercy Kill (Mercy Gunderson Mystery #2) by Lori G. Armstrong Mercy Kill by J.A. Konrath



5.2 – 20 years ago.

12th of Never (Women's Murder Club, #12) by James Patterson 12th of Never by James Patterson



5.3 – 30 years ago.

Dead by Nightfall by Beverly Barton Dead by Nightfall by Beverly Barton




10.10 -- Blister in the Sun

Mercy Kill (Mercy Gunderson Mystery, #2) by Lori G. Armstrong Mercy Kill by Lori G. Armstrong

The word kill from track # 8 - "to the kill"


Total Points = 25


message 47: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 867 comments Cindy F

Task 15.6 As Seen On TV

From The Daily Show I read Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell by Sarah Vowell


Points this post:15
Total points:25
Books read:2
Tasks completed:2
Goodreads Authors:0
Big Books:500+(0)750+(0)1000+(0)


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

15.6- As Seen on TV (Oprah’s Book Club Picks)

Night by Elie Wiesel


Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books:500+(0)750+(0)1000+(0)


message 49: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 11 comments Task #5.2: 20 Years Ago (Music History)

Read a book with a number in its title/subtitle.

Book: The 19th Wife (Big Book w/ 514 pages) by David Ebershoff (Goodreads author)


Today's Points: 5
Cumulative Points: 20

GR Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+(1)

Tasks Completed: 3


message 50: by Fandury (new)

Fandury | 975 comments FANDURY

25.4 - Bookin' Around the Bases

Option 2 Read a book with a one word title.

Abandon by Blake Crouch


Option 6 Choose a book out of a 10 most wanted to read list randomly.

I made a list, used random.org for a number, that number was a 1 and the first book on my list was:

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan is a Goodreads author.

Points this post: 25
Total Points: 25
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books:500+(0)750+(0)1000+(0)


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