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25.18 -- Bekka's task: Adventures @ Your Library!
I’m a librarian at the Madison Library District in Rexburg, Eastern Idaho. Our Summer Reading program starts on the 3rd of June this year. In commemoration of summer reading programs and libraries throughout the country, please pick TWO DIFFERENT options and read one book for each:

Option 1. At the Madison Library District, we’re using the CLSP (Colaborative Summer Reading Program) themes. The Children’s is “Dig Into Reading, the Teens is “Beneath the Surface” and the Adults is “Groundbreaking Reads.”

➜ Read a book that has to do with anything underground or underwater, digging into the ground or coming up through the ground or water, i.e., gardening, zombies, submarines, mining, etc.
American Grown The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America by Michelle Obama Holes (Holes, #1) by Louis Sachar Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory The War Below The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan by James Scott Trapped by Marc Aronson


Option 2. Every year, the Madison Library has some type of presence in our town 4th of July Parade, which happens right in the middle of our summer reading. A few years ago, to promote our upcoming autumn Community Reading program, we created a papier-mache ham, and one of our librarians wore it while riding in the back of a convertible. What was our community reads book? To Kill a Mockingbird of course!

➜ In honor of this, read “The Great American Novel” - For the purposes of this task, "The Great American Novel" will be defined as any book that has won or been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize or the National Book Award. These lists might help: Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominees and National Book Award Winners and Nominees. Required: State the award the book won or was nominated for when you post.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger , etc.

Option 3. At the Madison Library District, we shelve our fiction books based on the author’s last name. Purely by coincidence, in our Adult Fiction section, we ended up with an aisle which goes from ROT to SIN.

➜ In honor of our ROT to SIN aisle, please read a book by an author with a last name who would be shelved on that aisle. For us, that would be any book written by anyone from Philip Roth to Philip Singerman. Alternately, read a book with the genre “Mystery,” “Thriller” or “Horror” on its main Goodreads page.

Option 4. All of the librarians at my library are great animal lovers, and most of us have pets of some kind. While the cat people seem to outnumber the dog people, we are all understanding and tolerant of each other.

➜ Read a book wherein a pet plays a major role in the plot in some way.
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes Socks by Beverly Cleary Marley and Me Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan A Big Little Life A Memoir of a Joyful Dog by Dean Koontz Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron

Option 5. I am the Audio/Visual Librarian at the Madison Library District, which means I get to purchase all DVDs and Blu-rays for our library.

➜ While there have been tons of books made into films, for this task, read a GOOD book or play which has been made into a GOOD movie. That means that the book needs to have at least a 3.5 rating on its Goodreads page AND the corresponding film needs to have at least a 75% on the website Rotten Tomatoes (the all critics number on the left). The Internet Movie Database gives information on which book a movie is based on if you’re having problems. Required: Please include both the Goodreads and the Tomatometer ratings with your post.
Sounder by William H. Armstrong - GR: 3.90 and Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer : 88%;
The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera - GR: 3.77 and Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer : 90%;
Life of Pi by Yann Martel - GR: 3.84 and Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer : 88%;
Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill - GR: 4.03 and Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 93%;
The Godfather by Mario Puzo - GR: 4.31 and Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer : 100%)

Option 6. At the library, not only in the summer but throughout the year, reading is vitally important. Getting people to read more is one of our main goals. Someone once said that we go to school to learn how to read, but we read so that we can learn everything else.

➜ For this option, read a book about the importance of reading, or where reading and books have a central role in the plot.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan China Court by Rumer Godden Possession by A.S. Byatt ; The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi Booked To Die (Cliff Janeway, #1) by John Dunning

OR you may read a book that has a book, books or people reading on the cover.
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper Fforde The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Required: State which options you used and any other required information when you post. If the GRs description does not make it clear, explain how your book fits the task. If you using a cover option, please include the cover of your book in your post.

NOTE: Books with genre "Children's" or "Kids" that are at least 100+ pages and conform to all other SRC rules may be used for this task.

NOTE: Books with genres “Graphic Novel,” “Sequential Art,” “Comics,” and “Manga” that conform to all other SRC rules may be used for this task.


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message 3: by Bekka (last edited Jun 04, 2013 09:03PM) (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Books not acceptable:
none so far!


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Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10633 comments Mod
This thread is now open!


message 5: by JennRenee (last edited Jun 04, 2013 05:03PM) (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments Will this work for option 1 Doll Bones


message 6: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7452 comments ohhh love it!!!


message 7: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments This is fun. For the Rot to Sin, can it be any author between those two starting sets, or only the authors you have on your shelf?


message 8: by Chris (new)

Chris (chrismd) | 882 comments Awesome task! And my f2f book group just picked Bookseller of Kabul for our next read.


message 9: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 20 comments Would this book work for option 1-
Precious Bones

It seems they find a body in the swamp.


message 10: by Bekka (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments JennRenee wrote: "Will this work for option 1 Doll Bones"

Since they're burying the doll, that counts! Anything to do with digging in the dirt qualifies.


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Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Ms Anderson wrote: "This is fun. For the Rot to Sin, can it be any author between those two starting sets, or only the authors you have on your shelf?"

It can be any author between those two starter sets. I just listed ours more for an example.


message 12: by Bekka (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Chris wrote: "Awesome task! And my f2f book group just picked Bookseller of Kabul for our next read."

Fun! That looks like a great book!


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Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Kathy G. wrote: "Would this book work for option 1-
Precious Bones

It seems they find a body in the swamp."


yeah! and it sounds like they're playing in and under the water a lot. I would accept it as fitting right in!


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Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Death Mask. Kathryn Fox - Kathryn Fox work for Option 3?


message 15: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 20 comments Bekka wrote: "Kathy G. wrote: "Would this book work for option 1-
Precious Bones

It seems they find a body in the swamp."

yeah! and it sounds like they're playing in and under the water a lot. I would accept ..."


Thanks! :-)


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Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments Bekka wrote: "Ms Anderson wrote: "This is fun. For the Rot to Sin, can it be any author between those two starting sets, or only the authors you have on your shelf?"

It can be any author between those two start..."


Oh, okay! Thanks.


Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 586 comments So a book by Nalini Singh would work for option 3, correct?


message 18: by Bea (new)

Bea | 3757 comments Would this work for option 1: Billingsgate Shoal?


message 19: by April (new)

April The Reading Promise My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma by Alice Ozma should work for Option 6? It has books on the cover and the books they read are part of the story.


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Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Death Mask. Kathryn Fox - Kathryn Fox work for Option 3?"

Yup! Since it has "mystery" as a genre on the main page, its fine for Option 3.


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Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Christina (AKA Babbling) wrote: "So a book by Nalini Singh would work for option 3, correct?"

That is correct.


message 22: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Bekka wrote: "Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Death Mask. Kathryn Fox - Kathryn Fox work for Option 3?"

Yup! Since it has "mystery" as a genre on the main page, its fine for Option 3."


Thanks x


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Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Bea wrote: "Would this work for option 1: Billingsgate Shoal?"

yes! Scuba divers investigating a wreck is perfect.


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Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments April wrote: "The Reading Promise My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma by Alice Ozma should work for Option 6? It has books on the cover and the books they read are part of the story."

Yes! This would work just fine!


message 25: by Bea (new)

Bea | 3757 comments Bekka wrote: "Bea wrote: "Would this work for option 1: Billingsgate Shoal?"

yes! Scuba divers investigating a wreck is perfect."


Oh, good. Thank you.


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would the following work:

For Option 1: The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

For Option 3 (Horror genre):The Living Dead

Thanks.


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Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Delmy =^.^= wrote: "would the following work:

For Option 1: The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

For Option 3 (Horror genre):The Living Dead

Thanks."


"The Zombie Survival Guide" is fine for option1; and "The Living Dead" is also fine for option 3. Both match the criteria for their tasks.


message 28: by Sheila (last edited Jun 25, 2013 04:08PM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2241 comments Hi Bekka I wanted to ask about this one for option 6 - book on cover. There appears to be an open book in the lower right part of the cover to me, what do you think?

The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro


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Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Sheila wrote: "Hi Bekka I wanted to ask about this one for option 6 - book on cover. There appears to be an open book in the lower right part of the cover to me, what do you think?

[bookcover:The Art Forger|161..."


Yup! That's definitely a book. That would work just fine!


message 30: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2241 comments Thanks so much Bekka. That helps a lot. I am majorly readjusting my plan of attack!


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Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Sheila wrote: "Thanks so much Bekka. That helps a lot. I am majorly readjusting my plan of attack!"

you bet, Sheila! That looks like a really interesting book -


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Wanda (oma1229) | 1668 comments I have been reading the series The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. They are set in the Lake District of England and Beatrix Potter is the main character. IN these books the animals (some of them are pets of the inhabitants of the village) communicate with each other and are able to understand the humans. The humans are oblivious to all of this. I would like to read the next for me The Tale of Applebeck Orchard by Susan Wittig Albert and was wondering if it would satisfy the option concerning pets.


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Deanna (whodunitrdr) | 191 comments For Option 1, do caves work? I am considering Corsair by Clive Cussler. In this, the bad guys keep a kidnap victim in a series of caves and caverns in the desert and the good guys have to go in and rescue her.


message 34: by Bekka (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Wanda wrote: "I have been reading the series The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. They are set in the Lake District of England and Beatrix Potter is the main character. IN these books the animals (some of them..."

As long as at least some of the animals are pets, this would work. It looks like a really cute book!


message 35: by Bekka (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Deanna wrote: "For Option 1, do caves work? I am considering Corsair by Clive Cussler. In this, the bad guys keep a kidnap victim in a series of caves and caverns in the desert and the good guys have to go in and..."

I would say this would be fine, since there is earth above a cave. Its a vertical hole in the ground as opposed to a horizontal one, but its still going into the ground.


message 36: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7452 comments for 1 - how about grave-robbers? Rotters


message 37: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1668 comments Bekka wrote: "Wanda wrote: "I have been reading the series The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. They are set in the Lake District of England and Beatrix Potter is the main character. IN these books the animals..."

Yes,most of the animals are pets--it is a really wonderful series---the animals really solve the mysteries!


message 38: by Bekka (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Dee wrote: "for 1 - how about grave-robbers? Rotters"

Yeah! I would say grave robbers totally works! I'm almost scared to delve too much into that plot - looks like a great book!


message 39: by Bekka (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Wanda wrote: "Bekka wrote: "Wanda wrote: "I have been reading the series The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. They are set in the Lake District of England and Beatrix Potter is the main character. IN these boo..."

I checked out the first one from my library today - looks really cute! I'm a real sucker for animal stories.


message 40: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7452 comments Bekka wrote: "Dee wrote: "for 1 - how about grave-robbers? Rotters"

Yeah! I would say grave robbers totally works! I'm almost scared to delve too much into that plot - looks like a great book!"


It sounds good and the audiobook is free this week as part of a YA summer listening program - paired with frankenstein


message 41: by Bekka (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Dee wrote: "Bekka wrote: "Dee wrote: "for 1 - how about grave-robbers? Rotters"

Yeah! I would say grave robbers totally works! I'm almost scared to delve too much into that plot - looks like a great book!"

..."


Good to know! sounds like it would be great with Frankenstein.


message 42: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Galloway | 700 comments Could I use Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) by Lauren Oliver for option 1? The resistance (or underground) lives underground in basements.


message 43: by Bekka (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments Cathy wrote: "Could I use Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) by Lauren Oliver for option 1? The resistance (or underground) lives underground in basements."

Yes! That would be fine.


message 44: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1668 comments Bekka wrote: "Wanda wrote: "Bekka wrote: "Wanda wrote: "I have been reading the series The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. They are set in the Lake District of England and Beatrix Potter is the main character...."
I think you will like them.


Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Would this work for #6? On the cover she is holding a book and in the story the character agonizes over not having books to read. The character ends up starting a lending library and becoming a librarian.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (rpkg) by Karen Cushman


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Bekka (froydis) | 524 comments ♥Robin ♥ wrote: "Would this work for #6? On the cover she is holding a book and in the story the character agonizes over not having books to read. The character ends up starting a lending library and becoming a lib..."

Yes, Robin! That absolutely works! Sounds like a great book.


Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Thanks Bekka!!! It was an interesting story :) I really enjoyed it.


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