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message 1: by Sandy (last edited Aug 16, 2015 05:19AM) (new)

Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
30.10 - Sandy's Task: Moving the Fences!

On a recent trip, I toured Wrigley Field in Chicago, and very much enjoyed hearing the stories the guide told. One particularly good story involved the outfield - when the park was built, there was no outfield wall. So, to determine home runs, there was simply a rope stretched across the outfield - a ball hit over the rope was a homerun; a ball hit under the rope was a ground rule double.

The rope was held by volunteers from among the Cubs fans - so you can guess what happened! When the visitors were up to bat, the rope was as far back as possible, and held as high as possible. When the Cubs came up to bat, the rope moved in (sometimes as much as 5 feet!) and was held as low as possible. And, it took TEN YEARS of complaining by other teams before the Cubs were told to build a non-moving outfield wall or fence!

For this task, we'll move the rope in and down for the home team.

No books with the main page genre childrens or kids may be used for this task. Your two books combined must have a total of at least 500 pages.

Book 1 - The Visitors are up to bat. Read a book of your choice.

Book 2 - Now the home team is up. Read a second book that has fewer pages than book 1 (moving the rope closer in), and that has a lower average rating than book 1 (lowering the rope). To mark 10 years of up to a 5 foot advantage, the second book must have at least 50 fewer pages than book 1 and an average rating at least.50 lower.

NOTE: ebooks without a print edition cannot be used for tasks requiring a specific number of pages. If you read an ebook, listen to an audiobook or read a Large Print edition 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.


REQUIRED: Include in your post the number of pages and average rating for each book. Since ratings can change during the course of the challenge, make a note of the ratings you found and the dates you found them, in case they change.

Posting Example:
Book 1 - Americanah- 477 pages, 4.18 average rating.

Book 2 - At Night We Walk in Circles - 384 pages, 3.61 average rating.

Total pages - 861
Difference in pages - 93
Difference in ratings - .57


message 2: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
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Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
This thread is now open!


message 5: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1352 comments One of my choices is a new release and as of right now
Sense of Deception 368 pages av rat 4.37

along side with

Truly, Madly, Deeply 303 pages av rat 3.61

65 page difference
.76 average rate difference


message 6: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
Deborah wrote: "One of my choices is a new release and as of right now
Sense of Deception 368 pages av rat 4.37

along side with

Truly, Madly, Deeply 303 pages av rat 3.61

65 page..."


Be sure you keep a record of the ratings info and the date you got it, so you can include it in your post if the ratings change.


message 7: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 2278 comments Hi,
just checking - we don't need to get the ratings confirmed (or "locked-in") with you, just as long as we make a note of the date we got the ratings, right?


message 8: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
Catherine wrote: "Hi,
just checking - we don't need to get the ratings confirmed (or "locked-in") with you, just as long as we make a note of the date we got the ratings, right?"


exactly. Just make a note, and if the ratings don't work any more when you post, just note it in your post.


message 9: by Aleksandra (last edited Aug 25, 2015 01:17PM) (new)

Aleksandra (aleksandrakonwa) | 777 comments to confirm, took me a little time to find a book with av rating less than 3.22
book 1 Sacred Hearts 471 pages, average rating 3.72
book 2 Second Life 384 pages, average rating 3.16

Total pages 855
Difference in pages 87
Difference in rating 0.56


message 10: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
Aleksandra wrote: "to confirm, took me a little time to find a book with av rating less than 3.22
book 1 Sacred Hearts 471 pages, average rating 3.72
book 2 Second Life 384 pages..."


looks like it would work


message 11: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3438 comments Just to confirm these books work
Beyond Words What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina
480 pages, 4.43 rating
and
Trauma by Michael Palmer 384 pages, rating 3.77


message 12: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
Andy wrote: "Just to confirm these books work
Beyond Words What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina
480 pages, 4.43 rating
and
Trauma by Michael Palmer 384 pages, rating 3.77"


looks as if they do.


message 13: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3438 comments Thanks


message 14: by Julia (new)

Julia (julia103) | 1692 comments Making sure these work:

Book 1: Chasing Sorcery. I am reading the ebook; the paperback Woven with a Silent Motto has 512 pages, rating 4.71 (only seven people have rated this, but I didn't see anything in the task about a minimum number of ratings)

Book 2: The Devil's Seal: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland has 352 pages, rating 3.90

I was planning to read the second one as my last book of the Summer Challenge but ran out of time.


message 15: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
Julia wrote: "Making sure these work:

Book 1: Chasing Sorcery. I am reading the ebook; the paperback Woven with a Silent Motto has 512 pages, rating 4.71 (only seven people have..."


looks as if the math works.


message 16: by puppitypup (new)

puppitypup | 272 comments Sandy, I'd like to confirm a couple of choices, just in case I don't like one of them.

Book 1: No Time like the Past has 340 pages and a 4.41 rating now

Book 2 Possibilities:
The Duke's Tattoo 252 pages and 3.83 rating now
Reckless Rescue 278 pages and 3.52 rating now


message 17: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
The numbers seem to work.


message 18: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1110 comments Hi Sandy,

On one of my books for your task, I did the audio and the paperback versions listed have a publication date of NOV 2015, so it is in the future. Do I still supply that link or do I use the hardcover?


message 19: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
Donna wrote: "Hi Sandy,

On one of my books for your task, I did the audio and the paperback versions listed have a publication date of NOV 2015, so it is in the future. Do I still supply that link or do I use ..."


Use the paperback version if it's on GR.


message 20: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1110 comments Thanks Sandy


message 21: by KSMary (new)

KSMary | 802 comments As of today, Oct. 5th:
Book 1: The Nightingale - 438 pgs, 4.53 avg. rating

Book 2: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates - 233 pgs., 3.73 avg rating


message 22: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
KSMary wrote: "As of today, Oct. 5th:
Book 1: The Nightingale - 438 pgs, 4.53 avg. rating

Book 2: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates - 233 pgs., 3.73 avg rating"


If it changes before you post and there's any problem w/ the new relationships, just include this info in your post.


message 23: by KSMary (new)

KSMary | 802 comments Thanks, Sandy! The hardest part was finding two books that I wanted to read that met the ratings requirements.


message 24: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments This is a new release so the ratings have been fluctuating, so, for the record

About a Vampire 4.05--- Paperback, 357 pages

expected book 2 (may change)
A Case of Imagination 3.35--- Paperback, 229 pages


message 25: by Claire (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 1091 comments Book 1: World Without End by Ken Follett (1024 pages, 4.20 rating)

Book 2: Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly (600 pages, 3.60 rating)


message 26: by Pia (new)

Pia | 1073 comments Would a book with no ratings yet work?
I got an ARC and so far I'm the only one who has rated/reviewed it

Dark Murder by Helen H. Durrant

I already posted this task, but I'm moving books around so I wanted to see if it would be suitable for this task or not.

Thanks!


message 27: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15894 comments Mod
Pia wrote: "Would a book with no ratings yet work?
I got an ARC and so far I'm the only one who has rated/reviewed it

Dark Murder by Helen H. Durrant

I already posted this task, but I'm moving books around ..."


no, there need to be ratings to fulfill the task requirements.


message 28: by Pia (new)

Pia | 1073 comments Sandy wrote: "Pia wrote: "Would a book with no ratings yet work?
I got an ARC and so far I'm the only one who has rated/reviewed it

Dark Murder by Helen H. Durrant

I already posted this task, but I'm moving b..."


OK, Will try to fit it somewhere else. Thanks


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