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message 1: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (KristinaSimon) | 9021 comments Mod
The Fall 2013 challenge will begin on September 1, 2013 and end at Midnight, Eastern time, November 30, 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 Kristina Simon (last edited Aug 31, 2013 09:02PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (KristinaSimon) | 9021 comments Mod
Get ready......... get set............. READ!!!

The Fall challenge has begun,

Happy reading, everyone.


message 3: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2092 comments oooh I get to be the first poster this season. Happy fall everyone.


message 4: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 217 comments 5.2 - 10 years ago - Two and a Half Men Candy Cane Murder With Holiday Recipe Card Book number 9.5 in the series


Leslie Meier and Laura Levine are both Goodreads Authors. Not sure how many goodread authors tickets I can claim per book so as of now I am just claiming 1



Total Points Earned: 5/1010
Total Pages Read: 432/21040
Total Books Read: 1/80
Good Read Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()






message 5: by Theresa~OctoberLace (last edited Sep 01, 2013 10:42AM) (new)

Theresa~OctoberLace (OctoberLace) | 120 comments Theresa~OctoberLace

15.7 -- Spookfest!

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Read 9/1/13

The Goodreads page includes "Horror," "Paranormal," and "Supernatural" under Genres

I read the Kindle version, so for page length I found no English mass market paperback, but the highest rated paperback, Carmilla has 112 pages, and the paperback version with the same illustrations as the Kindle version Carmilla has 106.

This book was a nice follow-up to the audiobook of Dracula which I listened to last month.

This post: 15 points
Total to Date = 15 points.


message 6: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 640 comments Task 10.9 - Put On Your Hat

Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine
Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine

Points this post = 10

Total points = 10
Big Books = 0
Goodreads Authors = 0


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Hana C.

Task 5.4 - 30 years ago - Dungeons & Dragons

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is a Goodreads Author.

Points this post: 5.

Total Points Earned: 5
Good Read Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0


Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo (wwwgoodreadscomAnneMolinarolo) | 939 comments 20.10 Group Read

Post 2 in the Group Reads - Midnight in the Garden of Evil Discussion

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt



Points in This Task: 20
Goodreads Authors in This Post: 0
Big Book Tickets in This Post: 0
Pages Read in This Post: 386







Totals:
Total Points: 20
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Total Big Book Tickets: 500=(0), 750=(0), 1000=(0)
Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read in Fall 2013 SRC: 386



message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Hana C.

5.6 - 40 years ago - Last of the Summer Wine

How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan

A regency romance novel, with all events taking place in and around London.

Sophie Jordan is a Goodreads author.

Points this post: 5.

Total Points Earned: 10
Good Read Authors: 2
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 10: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Hodges Young | 260 comments Jennifer KS

5.1 - 2013 - A New Season

I read Haunted Moon by Yasmine Galenorn who is a Goodreads Author. Today this had a rating of 610.


15.3 -- Half and Half option 3

I read Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson who is a Goodreads author. James Patterson fits both options.


Total Points: 20
Total Goodreads Authors: 2
Total Big Book Tickets: 500=(0), 750=(0), 1000=(0)
Total Tasks Completed: 2
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages: 708


message 11: by SandyC (last edited Sep 02, 2013 07:46AM) (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 420 comments Sandy MN

20.10 Group Read

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Goodreads Author

Review post #7

Total Points:20
Total GR Authors: 1


message 12: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6381 comments Delicious Dee

15.4 -- Inside Out
Risky Surrender - Robin Bielman (GR Author) - series is Take a Risk, RISK is found in RISKY; ebook only, approved line 852 of the spreadsheet

Points this Post: 15
Total Points: 15
Goodreads Authors: 1


message 13: by Lindy-Lane (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 589 comments Lindy-Lane


10.8- Fall Back!

historical ficition time period before your birth:

A Woman's Place by Lynn AustinA Woman's Place by Lynn Austin

*set in ww 2; i was born late 50's

*this is a GRA

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books:500+(0)750+(0)1000+(0)

Tasks Completed: 1


message 14: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (Sureshot26) | 771 comments Jessica PDX

15.8 - Same Time Last Year

This is #13 on the October 2012 list.

The Twelve (The Passage, #2) by Justin Cronin by Justin Cronin

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 15


message 15: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2092 comments Sheila



5.1 - 2013 - A New Season

The Dangerous Edge of Things by Tina Whittle The Dangerous Edge of Things by Tina Whittle

168 Ratings on Sept. 2





5.4 - 30 years ago - Dungeons & Dragons

Home Improvement Undead Edition by Charlaine Harris Home Improvement: Undead Edition by Charlaine Harris



Total Points = 10



message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

5.4 - 30 years ago - Dungeons & Dragons

➥Read a book with the genre "Fantasy" on its main book page.

The Bad Beginning

5.6 - 40 years ago - Last of the Summer Wine

➥Read a book set in the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland for a substantial portion of the book.

Mary Poppins --> set in London, England

10.3. The Waiting is Over

➥Read a book from the 2013 lists:Most Anticipated Books of 2013

Revenge



Points this task: 20
Total points: 20
Tasks completed: 3
Books read: 3
Pages read:562
Goodreads authors:
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 17: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2420 comments Andy P.
Task #5.9 The Rifleman

Read a book with the genre Western on the book's main page. Sudden Country by Loren D. Estleman
Task #10.7 But I Really Wanted to Read That One!
Read a book from the Fall Group read nominations that was not chosen. From poll#3The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler

Task # 15.7 Spookfest!
A book that has horror on its main page
Koko by Peter Straub. (640p.) Claiming a big book ticket for this book over 500 pages, carefully calculated to allow 250 pages yet to be read as of 9/1/13

Points this post: 30
Total points: 30


message 18: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments 10.1 Early to Bed...:

Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life by Pamela A. Popper This was okayed in post 8 of thread. I can't believe I read this entire book! It annoyed me a lot.

Today's total: 10
Grand total: 10


message 19: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 896 comments 5.1 - 2013 - A New Season:
Desire Unleashed (ebook verification thread #2729) which as 11 ratings listed as of today


Total Points this Post: 5
Total Points in Challenge: 5
Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1
GR Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 500+(0); 750+(0); 1000+(0)


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

5.2 - 10 years ago - Two and a Half Men

Murder on the Links

2nd in Hercule Poirot series

Total Points this Post: 5
Total Points in Challenge: 5
Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1
GR Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 500+(0); 750+(0); 1000+(0)


message 21: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1006 comments Post #1

5.10 - 60 years ago - Make Room For Daddy

The Initiate Brother by Sean Russell

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
GR authors: 0
Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1


message 22: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 217 comments 5.1 - 2013 - A New Season Death by the Dozen 960 Ratings

Jenn McKinlay is a Goodread Author

Total Points Earned: 10/1010
Total Pages Read: 708/21721
Total Books Read: 2/80
Good Read Authors: 2
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()






message 23: by Susan (new)

Susan Storz | 539 comments 15.7-Spookfest

I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. The genre of Horror is on it's main page.

Neil Gaiman is a GoodReads Author.

Task Points: 15
Total Points: 15
GoodReads Authors: 1
Tasks Completed: 1


message 24: by Ana (new)

Ana | 283 comments Ana
15.8 -- Same Time Last Year
Outpost (Razorland, #2) by Ann Aguirre by Ann Aguirre. This book is #23 on the September 2012 list.
***She is a GoodReads author.

Points this Post 15
Total Points 15

Tasks Completed 1
Books Read 1
Total Pages 317
GoodReads Author 1
Big Books 0


message 25: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 89 comments Jenn IL

25.2 Andy P's Task: Love that Alphabet

Option B. Sisterland (RST) by Curtis Sittenfeld (RST)

Points This Post: 25
Total Points: 25
Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0);750+(0);1000+(0)


message 26: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (Sureshot26) | 771 comments Jessica PDX

20.10 - Group Read

Post #8 in the discussion thread.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple by Maria Semple

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 35


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Hana C.

5.8 - 50 years ago - The Outer Limits: Read an anthology or book of collected short stories, poetry, essays, novellas or other literary works.

Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi

points this post: 5

Total Points Earned: 15
Good Read Authors: 2
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 28: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 640 comments Task 15.5 - All Fall Down

The Floating Admiral by Detection Club

Points this post = 15

Total points = 25
Big Books = 0
Goodreads Authors = 0


message 29: by Suzanne (last edited Oct 02, 2013 08:03AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 178 comments Suzanne

10.2 Far, Far Away: Set in the Maldives, I live in the US:
Uncharted by Tracey Garvis-Graves - ***** - 10/2/2013

Uncharted (On the Island, #1.5) by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Total Points Earned: 10/1010
Total Pages Read: 347/21040
Total Books Read: 1/80
Good Read Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()


message 30: by Michelle (new)

Michelle  (mnmgbwi) | 198 comments Michelle WI


15.7 Spookfest!

horror genre on main page

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill


***** 1 Big Book ticket (692 pgs) *****



Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 15
Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 1


message 31: by Sheila (last edited Sep 05, 2013 12:01PM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2092 comments Sheila


20.10 Group Read

Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran

comment # 2 in discussion thread
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...


Total Points = 30



message 32: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1375 comments 5.1 – 2013 – A New Season

59 Ratings on 9/2/13

Parched by Melanie Crowder

+5 Points

5.3 – 20 years ago – Frasier

2012 Newbery Award:(and fantastic book!)

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

+5 Points

5.5 – 35 years ago – WKRP in Cincinnati

My 80 page for a 5 point task choice:

Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger

+5 Points

10.5. Found in Translation.

Translated from the original French to English:

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

+10 Points

Points this Post: 25
Grand Total: 25


message 33: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 215 comments Tea


30.1. Ms. Anderson's Task: I'm Sorry, Dee!

Rolled: 2 & 5

Option 2:
Family Man by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton
Book has GLBT on main page (I took print screen if needed ☺)

*** Heidi Cullinan is GR author ***

Option 5:
The Dog Who Knew Too Much by Spencer Quinn
Title has more than 5 words.

*** Spencer Quinn is GR author ***


Points This Post: 30
Total Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books:


message 34: by Nick (last edited Sep 03, 2013 05:12PM) (new)

Nick (doily) | 1527 comments Nick KY

15.1 Bookends.
First in a Series: I read In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany, #1 in the Constable Molly Smith series, a quick re-read, but I think I've found a place for all five books in the series in this challenge -- at least that's the plan.
Last in a Series: I read Raylan by Elmore Leonard, #3 in the Raylan Givens series.

Points this Post: 15
Total so far: 15


message 35: by Joy Marie (new)

Joy Marie (JoyMarie) | 133 comments Joy Marie

10.2 Far, Far Away

Read Galore by Michael Crummey
I live in the United States and the book is set in Canada.

Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read:1
Total Pages Read:338
Total Points: 10


message 36: by Denise (new)

Denise | 211 comments DENISE NC

5.6 LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE

All Clear BY Connie Willis

SET IN ENGLAND

BIG BOOK(500) AT 641 PAGES

POINTS THIS POST - 5
BIG BOOK(500) THIS POST - 1

TOTAL POINTS - 5
BIG BOOK(500) TOTAL - 1
BIG BOOK(750) TOTAL - 0
BIG BOOK(1000) TOTAL - 0
GOODREADS AUTHORS TOTAL - 0


message 37: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 288 comments 15.8 -- Same Time Last Year

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (#99 on September 2012 list)

Points this Post: 15
Total Points: 15
Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1
Goodreads Author: 0
Big Books:500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 38: by Anne (Booklady) (new)

Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo (wwwgoodreadscomAnneMolinarolo) | 939 comments 5.9 - 55 years ago - The Rifleman

Horse on Cover

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell


25.2. Andy P.'s task: Love That Alphabet


B. One book option

U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton (R-S-T-U) in Title and (E-F-G) in Author's name and is 416 pages.



Points in This Task: 30
Goodreads Authors in This Post: 0
Big Book Tickets in This Post: 0
Pages Read in This Post: 661







Totals:
Total Points: 50
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Total Big Book Tickets: 500=(0), 750=(0), 1000=(0)
Total Tasks Completed: 3
Total Books Read: 3
Total Pages Read in Fall 2013 SRC: 1047



message 39: by ✿Claire✿ (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 109 comments Claire M

5.1 2013-A New Season

Book with 0-999 ratings:


The Sibyl Reborn by J. Perry Kelly (GR Author)
Book is more than 500 pages
Ratings as of 04/9/13 - 8 ratings

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
GR Authors: 1
Big books: 1


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Hana C.

5.3 - 20 years ago - Frasier: Read a book that has won a literary award.

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French

Won the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime (2013)

points this post: 5

Total Points Earned: 20
Good Read Authors: 2
Big Book Tickets: 0
Tasks Completed: 4


message 41: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 178 comments Suzanne

5.2 - 10 years ago - Two and a Half Men

Read a book identified as #2 in a series

Fool Moon by Jim Butcher - **** - 9/3/2013

Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2) by Jim Butcher

Total Points Earned: 15/1010
Total Pages Read: 768/21040
Total Books Read: 2/80
Good Read Authors: 2
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()


message 42: by Sue (new)

Sue (SueTinge) | 1367 comments 15.1 -- Bookends

Chosen by GRA Denise Grover Swank

The Sixth Man by David Baldacci

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15/1010
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 2
GoodReads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+ (), 750+ (), 1000+ ()


message 43: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2420 comments Andy P.
Task # 20.10 Group Read

I read Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran I have posted my comments in message 4 of the discussion for this task.

Points this task :20
Total points: 50


message 44: by Shawn (new)

Shawn | 190 comments Shawn H.

5.1 - 2013 - A New Season

Turn Around Bright Eyes The Rituals of Love & Karaoke by Rob Sheffield by Rob Sheffield

***Approved in held thread message 18, 66 ratings that that time***

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
GR Authors: 0
Big Ticket Books: 0


message 45: by Angela (new)

Angela | 370 comments Angela IL

10.3. The Waiting is Over

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer-9/4/13

From List: Most Anticipated Books of 2013

Points this task:10
Total Points:10


message 46: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 178 comments Suzanne

5.8 - 50 years ago - The Outer Limits

Read a book with the genre "Science Fiction" on its main book page

Zoo by James Patterson - *** - 9/4/2013

Zoo by James Patterson

Total Points Earned: 20/1010
Total Pages Read: 1163 Pages
Total Books Read: 3/80
Good Read Authors: 3
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()


Christina (AKA Babbling) (BabblingBookReviews) | 396 comments BABBLING C


15.6 -- Far East: Read a book that is set in a country that is conventionally included under the term Far East. Required: State the setting if the GRs description does not make it obvious.

My Fair Concubine by Jeannie Lin (280 pages) -- Set in China, during the Tang Dynasty (824 A.D.)

*** Jeannie Lin is a GRA ***

My Fair Concubine (Tang Dynasty, #3) by Jeannie Lin


THIS POST
Points: 15
Completed Tasks: 1
Good Read Authors: 1
Big Books: 0

Total This Season
Points: 15
Completed Tasks: 1
Good Read Authors: 1
Big Books: 0

******
Pages read this season: 280
Books read this season: 1

******
Personal Best: 380 (Fall 12)


message 48: by Kathryn CA (new)

Kathryn CA (kathrynlouwCA) | 993 comments Kathryn CA

5.4 - 30 years ago - Dungeons & Dragons

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Big Book Ticket with 619 pages

Total Points:5
Tasks Completed:1
Books Read:3
Pages Read:1837
Goodreads Author:
Big Book Tickets: 500+(1); 750+(0); 1000+(0)


message 49: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (Sureshot26) | 771 comments Jessica PDX

10.1 - Early to Bed, Early to Rise

Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg by Sheryl Sandberg

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 45


message 50: by Connie (new)

Connie (Connie_G) | 371 comments 20.3 Most Read Authors

My dice roll was 6 and 5.

Dee was the #6 Goodreads friend for most books added. Her #5 most read author was Lisa Kleypas.

I read Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas.

Lisa Kleypas is a Goodreads author.

Points this post: 20
Total points: 20
Tasks: 1
Books: 1
Goodreads authors: 1


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