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message 1: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17943 comments Mod
The Spring 2014 challenge will begin March 1, 2014 and end at midnight, EST, May 31, 2014.

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 to the general guidelines that will help us keep the challenge running smoothly.


NOTES:
1. You MUST post a link to books claimed for a task. Be sure that you have linked to the correct edition. See links to books in your completed task posts.
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 a cover element, you MUST include the cover when you post.
4. Remember to include all "Required" task elements.
5. If your book was approved in the Help Thread for the task, please indicate that in your post.
6. 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.

Good luck and have fun!


message 2: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16267 comments Mod
And the Spring 2014 challenge begins!


message 3: by Sheila (last edited Mar 01, 2014 07:05AM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Yay spring is here! Unfortunately it is snowing and -10 degrees but the spring challenge starting does give me hope!


Samantha McNulty | 71 comments Sheila wrote: "Yay spring is here! Unfortunately it is snowing and -10 degrees but the spring challenge starting does give me hope!"

Really doesn't feel like spring, does it?


message 5: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 219 comments 10.6 - Spring Showers Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez


Alex Sanchez is a goodreads author so claiming a ticket for that


Total Points Earned: 10/940
Total Pages Read: 247/18819
Total Books Read: 1/73
Good Read Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()





message 6: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (sureshot26) | 771 comments Jessica PDX

20.10 - Group Read

Post #2 in the discussion thread.

Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by Frank Herbert by Frank Herbert

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 20


message 7: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 1766 comments 10.1 Go To Jail

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

+ 10 Task

Grand Total: 10


message 8: by mstan (last edited Mar 02, 2014 01:29AM) (new)

mstan | 876 comments 5.1 - So Many Games.

Game - this book is strangely well-connected with the theme of this season's challenge...

Barry Lyga is a Goodreads author.

5.2 - Go.

Dumpling Days - set in Taiwan, and approved in task help thread

Grace Lin is a Goodreads author.

Total points claimed: 10
Goodreads authors: 2


message 9: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7752 comments Delicious Dee

30.8 - Delicious Dee's task: Read ‘Em Again
Author 1 - I read Hillary Jordan's (GR Author) When She Woke in the Winter 2011 challenge - Indie Next task and chose to read Mudbound this season
Author 2 - I read Crista McHugh's (GR Author) Tangled Web in Winter 2013 challenge - Miss Scarlett in the 50 point challenge and wanted to try more by her, so I read The Sweetest Seduction

Points This Post: 30
Points Total: 30
GR Author: 2


message 10: by Rora (last edited Mar 02, 2014 07:09AM) (new)

Rora 30.1 - Susan A’s Task: Eat, Sleep, Swim, Repeat

Option 3: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Butterflies in title

Option 4: Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Freestyle choice

Points this post: 30
Total points: 30


message 11: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (kristinekae) | 258 comments 5.6 Statego

The Pianist

this task 5 points

total points 5


message 12: by Sheila (last edited Mar 02, 2014 09:21AM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Sheila


5.1 - So Many Games.
Game Over by James Patterson Game Over by James Patterson

5.2 - Go.
Mash A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker Mash: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker

Total Points = 10



message 13: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments 10.9 - Colorful Captions Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1) by Victoria Scott by Victoria Scott (Goodreads author)

Approved in help thread.

Points this post- 10
Total Points- 10
GRA authors- 1





message 14: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (kelleenie) | 14 comments 15.9 Spring Into Action
Don't delay! Read a book that you added to your To Read shelf or acquired between September 1, 2013 and February 14, 2014

Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Goodreads author)

This book was added to my to read list on Nov. 12, 2013

Total points: 15
Goodreads Author: 1


message 15: by Anne (Booklady) (new)

Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo (wwwgoodreadscomAnneMolinarolo) | 939 comments Just to let all of my friends here why I disappeared from the Fall Challenge last week - my kitty - Fidget - is dying from Renal Failure.

The Vet is coming to my condo at 4 o'clock to let him go to the Heavenly Garden where he can see Harry and his sister - Midget. Hopefully they will be playing and chasing rainbows and butterflies without pain and any cares tonight.

I'll begin reading for Spring in a couple of days.


message 16: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 891 comments Cindy F

Task 10.8 Join The Crowd

I read The Dead in Their Vaulted Archesby Alan BradleyWho is a GOODREADS AUTHOR!!
Found on list Feb15

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


message 17: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 219 comments 10.5 - America's Most Popular Cheaper by the Dozen


First Published in 1948


Total Points Earned: 20/940
Total Pages Read: 535/18819
Total Books Read: 2/73
Good Read Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()





message 18: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 480 comments Suzannesea

15.3 - You Go Girl!

Option 2
Alice's Tulips by Sandra Dallas
Approved in Help Thread Message 25

This post: 15 points
Total to date: 15 points


message 19: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 1511 comments Anne (Booklady) wrote: "Just to let all of my friends here why I disappeared from the Fall Challenge last week - my kitty - Fidget - is dying from Renal Failure.

The Vet is coming to my condo at 4 o'clock to let him go..."


Anne, I'm so sorry.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Hana C.

30.2 - Sassafrass's task: Mouth full of words!

Option 2--Amaurosis fugax- read a book that clearly shows at least one eye on the cover

The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer by Stephenie Meyer

*** claiming one Big Book ticket 652 pages

Option 3--Palpitations - read a book with Romance as a genre on the main page

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

** Tessa Dare is a GRA

points this post: 30

Tasks Completed: 1
GRAs: 1
Big Book Tickets: 1
Total Points: 30


message 21: by Emily (last edited Mar 03, 2014 04:21PM) (new)

Emily (emikay) | 17 comments Emily S

10.2 Do Not Pass Go
The Death Cure by James Dashner

James Dashner is a Goodreads author.

Points this Post: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Goodreads Author: 1
Total Points: 10


message 22: by Rochella (new)

Rochella (rosesbookgarden) | 108 comments 15.7 Mr Monopoly’s Mustache
Battle of Hearts by Valentina Heart
Battle of Hearts by Valentina Heart
(https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... message #20)

**Valentina Heart is a Goodreads Author**

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
GR Author this post: 1
Total GR Authors: 1
Big Books this post: 0
Total Big Books: 0


message 23: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (barbaraallen) | 76 comments Barbara Allen

Task #30.6
Part A...Read a book by an author whose name is a place

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Virginia is a state in the USA


Part B.... Read a book set primarly in the place named in Part A

The Hen of the Baskervilles: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews

This book takes place in the state of Virginia

Both Authors are new to me.

********Donna Andrews is a GRA******

Points this post 30
Total points 30
GRA this post 1
Total GRA 1
Big Book Tickets this post 0
Total Big Book tickets 0


message 24: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 2571 comments Nick KY

20.10 Group Read

I read Dune, reading 210 pages of it last week. It's one of my favorite sci-fi novels, though I haven't read it in a while before this opportunity. My comment is in message 4 of the Discussion thread.

I can claim 1 Big Book for its 536 pages.

Points This Post: 20
Total Points so far: 20
Big Books: 500+ (1)


message 25: by jingles (last edited Mar 03, 2014 09:01AM) (new)

jingles | 146 comments 15.10 Goof Off!
Give Him the Slip by Geralyn Dawson
Give Him the Slip (Callahan Brothers, #1) by Geralyn Dawson

Geralyn Dawson is a Goodreads Author.

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 15
Goodreads Author: (1)


Angel **Book Junkie** 15.2 Spring Babies

Book A. | Angie TX Rated 4 stars | Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins | 472 Pages | ★★★★

Book B. Arow Rated 4 stars | Mockingjay | Suzanne Collins | 458 Pages | ★★★

Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Points this Task: 15
Total Overall Points: 15
Goodreads Author Points This Task: 0
Goodreads Author Points Total: 0
Big Book Ticket Totals: 500+(0)


Angel **Book Junkie** 5.9 - Gin Rummy

Cocktail: Paradise

Hurricanes in Paradise

Hurricanes in Paradise | Denise Hildreth | 384 Pages | ★★★


Total Tasks Completed: 2
Total Points this Task: 5
Total Overall Points: 20
Goodreads Author Points This Task: 0
Goodreads Author Points Total: 0
Big Book Ticket Totals: 500+(0)


message 28: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (stacita) | 241 comments Stacey

15.6 World Changes Required
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (set in the UK)

15.7
Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology by Cory O'Brien
(several fellows with beards on the right)

New points: 30
Total points: 30


message 29: by Tassie (new)

Tassie | 70 comments 15.3 You Go Girl!

Option 2
Read ONE book that satisfies both A and B above.

The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories by Mary Higgins Clark

Points this post:15
Total points:15
Books read:1
Tasks completed:1
Goodreads Authors:0
Big Books:500+(0)750+(0)1000+(0)


message 30: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Sheila



5.6 - Stratego.
Edge of Black (Dr. Samantha Owens #2) by J.T. Ellison Edge of Black by J.T. Ellison
(Thriller)




25.1 - Andy P's task: The 50 States of Monopoly
Book 1: I went with Alaska - AK (the only state I have NOT visited)
The Stranger You Know (Forensic Instincts #3) by Andrea Kane The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane

AND

Book 2: The nickname for Alaska is The Last Frontier
Her Last Breath A Novel (Kate Burkholder) by Linda Castillo Her Last Breath: A Novel by Linda Castillo
(last)


Total Points = 40



message 31: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 288 comments 10.3 - Do Not Collect $200

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron March 3 (144 p.)

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 10
Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 1
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 32: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3563 comments Andy P.
Task # 10.1 Go to Jail

From the Dead by Mark Billingham by Mark Billingham This book was approved here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Task # 20.10 Group Reads
I chose Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by Frank Herbert by Frank Herbert. My comment in the discussion thread can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...( Message # 5)

Points this post: 30
Total points: 30


message 33: by Denise (new)

Denise | 463 comments 5.5 - Scrabble

Read a book whose author's initials appear in the word "Scrabble."

Night of the Republic by Alan Shapiro (80 pgs; submitted under the "One book between 80-99 pages may be used for ONE 5 point task." I hope I'm understanding it correctly.)

Alan Shapiro

Task total=5
Grand total=5


message 34: by Delmy (new)

Delmy  (needfulreads) 25.2 - Elizabeth B's task: Nordic Noir

It's been more than 10 years since I got the Nordic noir bug. In honor of this genre, read 2 books that have a total page count of 500+ pages:

Book A: Read a book set primarily (at least 50%) in a Nordic country or written by a Nordic author (by birth or by residence). Required: If the GRs description does not make it clear, explain how your book fits the task.

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (set in Sweden)

Book B: Read a book that is connected to Book A in one of the following ways:

2. By setting -- Book B is set in the same country as Book A.
Required: Identify how Book B is related to Book A when you post.

Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson ( Set in Sweden)

Total pages= 840

Totals for challenge:
Totals for challenge:

Points this task: 25
Total points: 25/ 940
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 2
Goodreads authors: 0
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 35: by Jody (new)

Jody | 124 comments 5.8. Go Fish
Six-Pound Walleye

Total. 5
Grand Total. 5


message 36: by Emily (last edited Mar 03, 2014 04:22PM) (new)

Emily (emikay) | 17 comments Emily S

5.6 Stratego
Legend by Marie Lu

Marie Lu is a Goodreads author.

Points this post: 5
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Author: 2
Total Points: 15


message 37: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments 5.1 So Many Games
Max Flash: Mission 1: Game On
Game is in the title

5.2 Go
Honey and Clover, Vol. 1
Set in Japan

5.3 Candyland
Honey and Clover, Volume 2
"And" is a word in the title

5.10 Poker
Honey and Clover, Volume 3
3 is a number and it's part of the GR title

10.5 America's Most PopularThe Door in the Wall
Originally published in 1949

10.6 Spring Showers
Strawberry Panic, Vol. 01
GBLT is the seventh genre on the list

15.6 World Champs
Honey and Clover, Vol. 4
Set in Japan

15.7 Mr. Monopoly's Moustache
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1) by Jeff Lindsay
He's pretty scruffy and 5-o'-clock-shadowy :D

30.8 Read Them Again
Book A (author first read for Fall 2013 challenge): Ask the Passengers
Fall 2013 book = Everybody Sees the Ants
Book B (author first read for Winter '11): Sisters of Glass
Winter 2011 Book = Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath

Total: 100pts


message 38: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7752 comments Delicious Dee

10.8 - Join the Crowd
Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance - Penny Reid (GR Author) - on my popular books list as of March 3, 2014

Points This Post: 10
Points Total: 40
GR Author: 3


message 40: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 1511 comments 15.7 - Mr. Monopoly's Mustache

Poirot Investigates Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie by Agatha Christie

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15/940
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors:
Big Books: 500+ (), 750+ (), 1000+ ()


message 41: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (sureshot26) | 771 comments Jessica PDX

20.5 - Mary Beth's Task - Big Books are Best!

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt by Donna Tartt

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 40


message 42: by Rhonda (new)

Rhonda | 58 comments Rhonda

10.7 - Sugar Shack


Early Autumn by Robert B. ParkerSet in Maine and Massachusetts.

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


message 43: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1695 comments Oma1229

15.8 Take Your Vitamins

Getting enough vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D? Read a book with a word of a single letter in the title or subtitle.

A Kiss Remembered by Sandra Brown

Claiming Sandra Brown as GR author

Total Points: 15/940
Total Tasks: 1/55
Total GR Authors: (1)
Total Big Books: 500+( );759+( )



message 44: by Delmy (last edited Mar 04, 2014 09:00AM) (new)

Delmy  (needfulreads) 10.4 - A Token Task
Read a book with a monopoly token on the cover. For the purposes of this task, we'll use this list of tokens: Monopoly Pieces. Images on the book cover must correspond to the token (i.e., a top hat would work but not a cowboy hat. A horse with a rider will work, but a horse alone will not. A Scottie dog works, other breeds don't, etc.). Rejected tokens work. Required: Include the cover when you post.

The Cat Inside by William S. Burroughs The Cat Insideby William S. Burroughs (token: Cat)

10.5 - America's Most Popular
Read a book that was first published between 1940 and 1960, inclusive.

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (first published in 1945)



Totals for challenge:

Points this task: 20
Total points: 45/ 940
Tasks completed: 3
Books read: 4
Goodreads authors: 0
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 45: by SamZ (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) SAM ID
15.8 - Take Your Vitamins
Book with a single letter in the title
Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren

**Susan May Warren is a GR Author**

Points: 15
Total Points: 15/940
GRA: 1
BB: 0


message 46: by Lindy-Lane (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 590 comments Lindy-Lane

task 10.2 do not pass go!

*book that does not include letters G or O in title/subtitle or author's name:

The New Year's Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini


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

Tasks Completed: 1


message 47: by Abigail (new)

Abigail | 318 comments Abigail

Task 20.10: Group Reads
Read: Dune by Frank Herbert

My comment in the discussion thread can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...( Message # 6)

**This qualifies for a "Big Book Ticket" at 536 pages.

Points this task: 20
Total points: 20/ 940
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads authors: 0
Big books: 500+ (1); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 48: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1398 comments Post #1


5.2 - Go.

Skip Beat!, Vol. 30 Takes place in Japan


20.1 - Most Improved Player - Shelby's task: Chug-a Chug-a...Chug-a Chug-a...Choo-Choo

Using option 4
Vicious by Victoria Schwab
V in Locamotive, S in Caboose

Victoria Schwab is a GR author


Points this task:25
Total: 25
GR authors:1
Books read:2
Tasks Done:2


message 49: by Jolie (new)

Jolie | 53 comments JOLIE
20.5 - Bigger is Better - Mary Beth's task: Big Books are Best!
Read a book with 500+ pages

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright has 560 pages.

Obviously, this is a BIG BOOK!

Points this post: 20
Total points: 20
Tasks completed: 20
Books read: 1
Goodreads authors this post: 0
Goodreads authors total: 0
Big Books this post: 1 (500+)
Big Books total: 1 (500+)


message 50: by Delmy (new)

Delmy  (needfulreads) 10.10 - Take a Chance
Make a list of 20 books you really want to read this season. Set the True Random Number Generator to generate a number between 1 and 20. Read the book at the number generated.

The Walking Dead, Vol. 01 Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman


Totals for challenge:
Points this task: 10
Total points: 55/ 940
Tasks completed: 4
Books read: 5
Goodreads authors: 0
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


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