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message 1: by Almeta (last edited Jun 17, 2013 07:53PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 9950 comments dear diary photo: Dear Diary diariodaevy.jpg

Everyone has big plans for camp this year. Let's all keep a diary of what fun things we have actually done.

When you have accomplished a task, confess it here.

Use only this thread for reporting and edit it each time a new book has been read.

Once you have set up your reporting comment, you can link to it by clicking on your name.

Alexandra
Almeta
Ann
Charlotte
E :)
Emily
Fairlee
Gastoryteller
Jane
jaxnsmom
Jennifer
Jkmays
Kat
Rachel
Rusalka





message 2: by Almeta (last edited Jul 10, 2013 01:56PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 9950 comments dear diary photo: DEAR DIARY, DIARY.jpg

and his name is M.R. James. He wrote Collected Ghost Stories which may have been considered good in his day. I thought they were creepy, but they never had a resolution or an explanation. Like: "This guy had a terrified look on his face, and it creeped me out, I wonder what he saw. The End" What kind of lame ghost/Campfire Story is that?
368 pg
12 points


Anyway, then these squabbling kids in Home Sweet Homicide tried to help their Mom, who was a mystery novelist, get publicity by trying to solve the murder of a next door neighbor.. Their mother didn't know what they were doing, but between picking on each other and avoiding chores, they were stealing clues for themselves and not telling the police what they found. They broke the law a lot, I think they even deliberately set a house on fire. If my Mom found out that I was doing something like that she would probably tan my hide! But it would be fun to solve a mystery. :)
220 pg
10 points

For my camp Arts and Crafts project I found some recipes in Scent to Her Grave. These aren't the usual S'Mores, Banana Boats or Praline Cheese Cake recipes. (I hope the mess hall opens soon!) These are aromatherapy recipes, with floral oils and herbs and crystals and junk like that. I'd like to make the one for sweet dreaming. So India Ink...what kinda name is that? So anyway India Ink tells this story about a stuck up beauty queen, her enemies and secret life. Sorta reminds me of Lydia in school. Remember her? The one who stole my boyfriend? B**tch. Murder soon to follow. Oh, never mind!
272 pg
11 points

I went to Earth Lore today to get essential oils so I could make the Lite Dream Oil recipe. The recipe calls for six different oils, many of which were not available. At $8.95 a bottle, the measly allowance I get wouldn't stretch that far anyway. I did make an apple oil and cinnamon oil concoction. And I used a miniature Godiva chocolate liqueur bottle from the S'Mores Martini that I sipped the other night, and a little tiny bottle to carry with me. Here, I'll tuck a picture of them inside. The US quarter is there to give you an idea of size.

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10 points

Last night I read a scary book after lights-out, so I had to read under the covers by flashlight. I can hardly wait to tell The Church Of Dead Girls as a Campfire Story tonight around the fire. Boy will everyone be scared!
448 pg
14 points

Today I read about three childhood friends who lived near Mystic River, and although they had a bond among them, when they grew up their lives were really different from one another's life. One became a policeman, one became a criminal, and one was rather ordinary outwardly, but had some mental problems created by his childhood. A movie was made about these guys, but it ended differently. In the book the policeman knows that his criminal friend did something bad, but he can't prove it and will continue to try even after the story is over. In the movie, the policeman knows about his friend's crime, but lets him get away with it, and happily goes to a parade with his friend and his family. I liked the book ending better.
416 pg
22 points

Today I read the diary of a woman who called herself Moll Flanders to hide her real name of Mary. Just like my Camp Nickname is Chris Cross.☻ I know I shouldn't read someone else's diary, and this one in particular was banned from other people's reading of it. Moll had to do a lot of immoral things to keep herself fed and clothed in a time when women had very little rights without a husband. I'm glad things will be different for me when I grow up. Oh I just found out that a man,Daniel Defoe, actually wrote this book! He must have been a really nasty fellow.
Shhh!!! Here comes somebody, I'm hiding the book under the mattress. Don't tell.
339 pg
12 points


91 Points to-date


message 3: by jaxnsmom (last edited Jun 15, 2013 08:36AM) (new)

jaxnsmom | 8253 comments Jaxnsmom's Confidential Diary

The Cocoa Conspiracy
Arts and Crafts = 10 pts + 10 pts for Arianna's Special Brownies
313 pages - 1 pt

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Stardust
Catching fireflies (fantasy) = 10 pts
250 pages - 1 pt

Paper, Scissors, Death
Arts and Crafts = 10 pts + 10 pts for scrapbooking
327 pages - 2 pts

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The Blind Contessa's New Machine
Historical fiction = 10 pts

Death Waxed Over
Arts and Crafts = 10 pts + 10 pts for candleholder
The book had tips at the end for candleholders. This is a plain glass with ribbon glued to it. For outdoor use, I have citronella tea lights, and small votives for indoor.

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84 points


message 4: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Durkin | 46 comments Charlotte's Letters from Camp Jingalo (aka: What I did on my Summer Vacation)


message 5: by Kat (last edited Jun 15, 2013 09:26AM) (new)

Kat (katzombie) | 2478 comments Kat's Sunburnt Sojourn

Wanderlove
Task: Place You Have Never Been = 10 pts
Pages: 338 = 2 pts

Yesterday
Task: The Big Dance = 10 pts
Pages: 368 = 2 pts

Exiled
Task: Fireflies = 10 pts
Pages: 264 = 1 pt

Zoe Letting Go
Task: Diary/Letters = 10 pts
Pages: 272 = 1pt

Dust and Decay
Task: Campfire Stories = 10 pts
Pages: 519 = 4 pts

Life After Life
Task: Historical Sights = 10 pts
Pages: 475 = 4 pts

Total points:74

All books reported :-D


message 6: by Jkmays (last edited Jun 14, 2013 06:58PM) (new)

Jkmays And this is what I did at camp this week...

Task: The License Plate Game: I would like to visit Ireland. The Misremembered Man
10 pts + 1 extra point for 307 pages.

Task: Movie Night: The Great Gatsby
10 pts.

Total pts. 21

I'm done...won't finish another book by tomorrow.


message 7: by Jess :) (last edited Jun 13, 2013 09:24PM) (new)

Jess :) | 248 comments I caught some fireflies: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (288 pages) 11 points
I visited a historical site: The Things They Carried (246 pages) 11 points
The big dance was wonderful <3: The History of Love (260 pages) 11 points
I acquired a new nickname: Silas Marner (262 pages) 11 points
This place is spooooooky: The Haunting of Hill House (182 pages) 10 points

Total points: 54

Tada! Consider me toppled ;)


message 8: by Wendy (last edited Jun 15, 2013 07:17AM) (new)

Wendy | 22 comments I sat at my camp in the mountains dreaming about being at the ocean while reading Ladies' Night (464pages) 14 points
So now I have completed writing all my letters home to mom by reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (274 pages) 11 points
Finished doing some arts and crafts with
Dragonwell Dead(290 pages) 11 points
Total 36 points


message 9: by Emily (last edited Jun 13, 2013 03:56PM) (new)

Emily (emilybookshelf) | 453 comments Emily Bookshelf's Campfire Activities

Scavenger hunt - partially completed

Books
Campfire Stories
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier - 10 pts
410 pages - 2 pts

Catch Fireflies
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien - 10 pts
398 pages - 2 pts

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu - 10 pts
312 pages - 1 pt

Camp Nicknames
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice) - 10 pts
253 pages - 1 pt

Total Points 46 pts


message 10: by Alexandra (last edited Jun 15, 2013 05:52AM) (new)

Alexandra (alex2911) | 431 comments Alexandra´s summer camp:

1. The Devil Wears Prada for the Movie Night task - 448 pages. 14 points

2. The Codex for the task Read a book set in a place you’ve never been, but would like to visit on vacation (set in Honduras - not so sure about wanting to go there after reading the book)- 404 pages. 12 points

3. The Lost World for the Movie Night task - 448 pages. 14 points

4. The Edge of Reason also for the Movie Night task - 352 pages. 12 points

Total: 52 points


message 11: by Jane Reads (last edited Jun 15, 2013 11:35AM) (new)

Jane Reads Jane's Journal


License Plate Game
Murder Under the Microscope
10 points for task

Grand total for Toppler, 10 points


message 13: by Rachel (last edited Jun 15, 2013 12:59AM) (new)

Rachel just finished Three Weeks With My Brother

10 points for task-long journey
2 points for pg length (356pgs)

12 points for this book

editing this post because I just finished The Mist

10 points for task- movie night
1 point for length of book (230pgs)

11 points for this book

23 points total

extra points: I didn't see the movie the mist but this is the scene I think they would mess up
(view spoiler)

hopefully 33 points in total if my extra points count :)


message 14: by Ann (new)

Ann (disciple45) Somehow I missed this whole thread for the entire week! I only got two books read because it was a god-awful crazy week!
I read The Last Suppers (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #4) by Diane Mott Davidson for arts and crafts but I never got the recipe made let alone a picture of it. but here's my review anyway:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
I read for movie night: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo which I thought was fabulous. here's my review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
And I just finished Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish which I haven't reviewed yet but I will be giving it 4 or 5 stars - I really enjoyed it.
Sorry I couldn't have read more, I had some good books in line to read but it was just one of those weeks!


message 15: by Fairlee (new)

Fairlee Corkran | 8 comments Sorry just couldn t finish Winds of War


message 16: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 9950 comments Fairlee wrote: "Sorry just couldn t finish Winds of War"

Fairlee, you took on a big challenge with your book.

But you had fun, right?

See you at the next Toppler.:)


message 17: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 9950 comments Ann wrote: "Somehow I missed this whole thread for the entire week! I only got two books read because it was a god-awful crazy week!
I read The Last Suppers (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #4) by Diane Mott Davidsonfor arts and crafts but I never g..."


So Ann...3 books for 30 points?


message 18: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 9950 comments Hey, everyone give me some time to re-add the point count. I'm not sure it is correct now that everyone is updating their diaries.


message 19: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8253 comments Almeta wrote: "Ann wrote: "Somehow I missed this whole thread for the entire week! I only got two books read because it was a god-awful crazy week!
I read The Last Suppers (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #4) by Diane Mott Davidsonfor arts and crafts b..."


Plus 3 points for pages


message 20: by Almeta (last edited Jun 15, 2013 06:52AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 9950 comments jaxnsmom wrote: "Plus 3 points for pages ..."

Oh yeah, thanks!☺


message 21: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8253 comments Fairlee wrote: "Sorry just couldn t finish Winds of War"

Don't give it a second thought. That's a huge book, even for a week. I just hope you enjoyed yourself at camp!


message 22: by Jennifer (last edited Jun 15, 2013 07:16PM) (new)

Jennifer Brown | 126 comments UGH.... i can only contribute 12 points!! I read The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate for the arts and crafts book. I intended to read another book on the plane, but I slept off and on and ate for 19 hours (10 of which I could have been reading)!

I didn't even get a chance to cook a meal like I had planned and take a pic. Sorry to be a lame camper, but I guess it wasn't a great idea to go to camp the week before flying back "home" for the summer! :)

Hope everyone had fun at camp!

OH... my points are 10 for the book and 2 for it being 326 pages!

Sorry... i don't know how to link to my name. I liked my name and it takes me to my page. ?!?!!


message 23: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8253 comments Well, it's not like you had anything else to do... :) Don't feel bad, any contribution is welcome. And the whole idea was to have fun! If you had fun, then you had a seccessful Toppler!


message 24: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Brown | 126 comments jaxnsmom wrote: "Well, it's not like you had anything else to do... :) Don't feel bad, any contribution is welcome. And the whole idea was to have fun! If you had fun, then you had a seccessful Toppler!"

Yes... i had fun. I always have fun trying to get involved in these challenges. I love this group of readers and how you guys make it fun! I aim to be a better camper (participant) next time! :) 2AM here in jersey (2Pm tomorrow my Malaysian time) so I'm off to bed! :)

...and just a note about the candles... that's great. I think i'll make some of those for citronella candles when I get back in the fall. I will buy the ribbon here! Wonderful idea! :)


message 25: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8253 comments The hardest part about the candles - finding glasses that are straight and not curved or angled.


message 26: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Durkin | 46 comments Charlotte wrote: "Charlotte's Letters from Camp Jingalo (aka: What I did on my Summer Vacation)"

I finished Light A Penny Candle during the toppler, so I have 10 points (Place I'd like to visit) plus 4 extra points for length (582 pages in my edition). So that's 14 points. Not too bad considering I was on vacation sightseeing in D.C. most of the week! The 2nd book I read wound up not meeting any of the categories, but I enjoyed it anyway! Summer Melody


message 27: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Durkin | 46 comments I have got to figure out how to post my links/pictures to this page. I wanted to do the talent show and scavanger hunt, but didn't have time to learn how to use the new photobucket account I made before my vacation. It's tough to live for 5 days without my laptop!


message 28: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 9950 comments Charlotte wrote: "I have got to figure out how to post my links/pictures to this page. I wanted to do the talent show and scavanger hunt, but didn't have time to learn how to use the new photobucket account I made ..."
Charlotte, let me know if I can help. Would love to see your photos!


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