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SPRING CHALLENGE 2014 > 30.4 - Sheila/Kathy G's task: A Springtime Stroll Through the World of Monopoly

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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Feb 14, 2014 09:07PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10919 comments Mod
30.4 - Sheila/Kathy G's task: A Springtime Stroll Through the World of Monopoly

This is a two book task. Pick 1 Book from the Springtime options and 1 Book from the Monopoly options.

Springtime

1) Read a book written by an author whose initials (middle name or initial excluded) can be found in any order in the word SPRINGTIME. Letters may only be used as many times as they appear (i.e., only I may be used twice).

2) Read a book with rain or an umbrella on the cover. (Post the cover)

3) Read a book with flowers (realistic or stylized) on the cover. One flower will do. (Post the cover).

Monopoly

1) Take a ride on the Reading Railroad and read a book with a train or train tracks on the cover. (Post cover.)

2) Do not pass GO and go the long way--- Read a book that is 500 pages or longer. Required: State how many pages your book is. NOTE: ebooks without print versions cannot be used for tasks requiring a specific number of pages. If you read an ebook or listen to an audiobook, use the page count for the mass market paperback if one exists. If there is no mass market paperback edition, use the paperback edition and if no paperback is available use the hardcover edition.

3) FREE PARKING SPACE- Read a book of your choice and thoroughly enjoy it! Optional: Tell us why you enjoyed your book!

Required: State which options you have chosen and post your cover if using a cover option. Happy Springtime!


message 2: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Saving my spot


message 3: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Extras :-)


message 4: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments me too


message 5: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10919 comments Mod
This thread is new open!


message 6: by Delmy (last edited Feb 15, 2014 07:36PM) (new)

Delmy  (needfulreads) do these work?

Springtime
3) Shakespeare's Sonnets (Arden Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Monopoly
3) House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski


message 7: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Delmy- Yes to both! :-)


message 8: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3442 comments Do these books work?
Springtime Option 2 rain on cover Storm Front (Virgil Flowers, #7) by John Sandford . If you enlarge the cover rain drops are visible, I think.
Monopoly Option 1. Only Darkness by Danuta Reah (The girl is running down the tracks)


message 9: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments They both work Andy. I've got a question for you. I have read several of Sandford's Prey series but haven't read any of the Virgil Flowers series. How is it?


message 10: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3442 comments Sheila wrote: "They both work Andy. I've got a question for you. I have read several of Sandford's Prey series but haven't read any of the Virgil Flowers series. How is it?"
I haven't read any of this series either. I'll tell you in a few weeks. Thanks for the ok on the books


message 11: by Claire (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 1091 comments Springtime

Option 1 - Sabriel by Garth Nix

Monopoly

Option 3 - One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern


message 12: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Both work Claire


message 13: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Springtime: OPTION 1 = The Wages Of Sin - Tim Ellis

Monopoly: OPTION 1 = Last Train to Murder A Joshua Adams Mystery by MR Rick L Phillips


message 14: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Springtime: OPTION 1 = The Wages Of Sin - Tim Ellis

Monopoly: OPTION 1 = Last Train to Murder A Joshua Adams Mystery by MR Rick L Phillips"


Looks good Fiona - enjoy


message 15: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Thanks x


message 16: by Jennifer W (new)

Jennifer W | 471 comments Does this count as an umbrella? My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger


message 17: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments It sure looks like one to me.


message 18: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 1695 comments Does it count if it's a parasol, or being used in the sunshine?


message 19: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments nope we are counting parasols as umbrellas


message 20: by Jennifer W (new)

Jennifer W | 471 comments Cool, thanks!


message 21: by KSMary (new)

KSMary | 802 comments Fortune's Fool (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #3) by Mercedes Lackey - flowers in her hair


message 22: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments KSMary wrote: "Fortune's Fool (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #3) by Mercedes Lackey- flowers in her hair"

Good call.


message 23: by ♞ Pat (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 654 comments Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Any chance I can count this one as the train, or does it have to be an entire train image?


message 24: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Pat I realize from the title that it probably is a train but the actual cover looks like a door to me so I would have to say no. Sorry


message 25: by Pamela Su (new)

Pamela Su (thebluebaroness) | 248 comments Hi will this work for Springtime: Flower on the Cover?

There's flowers printed on his shirt

Gilliflowers (Memoirs of a Houseboy, #4) by Gillibran Brown


message 26: by ♞ Pat (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 654 comments Sheila,

That's ok. I actually found another one that will work. Thanks!

Pat


message 27: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Pamela Su wrote: "Hi will this work for Springtime: Flower on the Cover?

There's flowers printed on his shirt

Gilliflowers (Memoirs of a Houseboy, #4) by Gillibran Brown"


Sure, that works Pamela


message 28: by Pamela Su (new)

Pamela Su (thebluebaroness) | 248 comments Thanks, Sheila! :)


message 29: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (ladybugh) | 314 comments Can I use this one for springtime - option 3? The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas

She is holding a bouquet..

Thanks


message 30: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Melanie wrote: "Can I use this one for springtime - option 3? The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas

She is holding a bouquet..

Thanks"


Absolutely Melanie. It sounds like an interesting book.


message 31: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (ladybugh) | 314 comments Great! Thanks Sheila.


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 318 comments Seth Grahame-Smith

Would his initials be SG or SGS?


message 33: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments When it comes to hyphenated names, they start with the first letter. So this would be SG.

:-)


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 318 comments Thank you! That works for me!


message 35: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (aleksandrakonwa) | 777 comments would this cover works for Springtime Fractured by Dani Atkins ?


message 36: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Aleksandra wrote: "would this cover works for Springtime Fractured by Dani Atkins?"

It would work for option 2) Read a book with rain or an umbrella on the cover. (Post the cover)

Enjoy


message 37: by Kim (new)

Kim (goodreadscomkimber) | 731 comments Would you consider this one for option 2? Technically, it's probably a parasol - is that close enough to an 'umbrella'?

Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson

thanks!


message 38: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Looks fine Kim


message 39: by Kim (new)

Kim (goodreadscomkimber) | 731 comments Thanks!


message 40: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3672 comments Will this work for Option 1 - author First & Last initials in SPRINGTIME

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Please note: This is a Children's book / 315 pages


message 41: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments I don't believe that children's books are approved for the 30 point tasks BC


message 42: by Book Concierge (last edited May 14, 2014 01:12PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3672 comments Sheila wrote: "I don't believe that children's books are approved for the 30 point tasks BC"

From the rules:

5. Books with the genre "childrens" or "kids" that are between 100 and 299 pages may only be used for 5, 10, and 15 point tasks unless they are excluded by Rule 4. Books with the genre “childrens” or "kids" on their main page may ONLY be used for tasks above 15 points IF they are at least 300 pages long.

So ...

Wonder is a children's book, but over 300 pages ...


message 43: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Sorry you had to find that for me BC. In that case Wonder will be fine. Be sure and say it was approved when posting it. Enjoy


message 44: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3672 comments Sheila wrote: "Sorry you had to find that for me BC. In that case Wonder will be fine. Be sure and say it was approved when posting it. Enjoy"

Thanks, Sheila


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