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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Sep 01, 2015 08:37AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10129 comments Mod
The Fall 2015 challenge will begin at midnight, ET September 1, 2015, and end at midnight, ET, November 30, 2015.

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. The links must be posted with the individual tasks - a list of links elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
2. If you are claiming a Golden Oldies ticket must specifically request a ticket along with the individual task by claiming "Golden Oldie"and stating the original publication year. A list of titles or years elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
3. If you are claiming a Big Book ticket, you must specifically request a ticket along with the individual task post by claiming "Big Book" and including the number of pages in the book. You must link to the edition you used to establish page count. Simply including the number of pages or providing a list of books elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
4. 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. See the ebook only verification thread.
5. If the task requires a cover element, you MUST include the cover when you post.
6. Remember to include all "Required" task elements.
7. If your book was approved in the Help Thread for the task, the Genre Verification thread, or Not Really for Kids thread, please indicate that in your post.
8. 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, Golden Oldies, or Big Books.

Good luck and have fun!


message 2: by Mary (last edited Sep 02, 2015 07:11AM) (new)

Mary | 405 comments Mary P

15.3 - Past & Present

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

This book satisfies requirements for both book 1 and book 2.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published: July 14 2015

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15


message 3: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1330 comments 10.3 - Inti
Read a book by an author* with a name that starts and ends with the same letter.
read Shutter by Courtney Alamaeda (GRA)
ALMEDA starts and ends with an A

Points this task 10
total points 10
GRA authors - 1


message 4: by Cait S (new)

Cait S | 779 comments Cait S

10.3- Inti
Read a book by an author* with a name that starts and ends with the same letter.

Eve by Anna Carey

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 10
Total Tasks Completed: 1


message 5: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (aleksandrakonwa) | 777 comments 10.10 Dreamcatcher

Daring to Dream Nora Roberts , "dream" in title

Task points 10
Total points 10


message 6: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 971 comments Morgan Faeriesfolly

10.1 Take the Stairs

REQUIRED: Read a book with a staircase or flight of stairs on the cover.

Approval/Verified: stairs approved on task thread: msg 2

Selection: Working Stiff (Revivalist, #1) by Rachel Caine
Working Stiff (Revivalist #1) -- Rachel Caine

[POINTS]
This Post: 10
Total Points: 10/1100
Books Read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1/61
Pages Read: 306


message 7: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 486 comments Daphne:

5.5.Esaugetuh Emissee - Body of water large enough to swim.
On Approved List here
It's a Long Way to Malta: An Irishman's 'Gem in the Med'
It's a Long Way to Malta An Irishman's 'Gem in the Med' by Paddy Cummins

This Post: 5
Total Points: 5/1100
Books Read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1/61
Pages Read: 184


message 8: by Suzanne (last edited Sep 01, 2015 05:07PM) (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo

5.7. Raven the Trickster -
Raven appears in many creation myths of the peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
Since Raven is known for being a trickster, read a book with the main page genre humor or funny.


Lord of the Wings

Points this task: 05
Total points: 05
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 01
Tasks completed: 01


message 9: by Michele (new)

Michele | 131 comments Mimi Michele

20.10. Group Read-I chooses The March

March: Book One by John Robert Lewis

My comment post is #2.

Points this post: 20
-------------------------------------
Total points: 20


message 10: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

5.1. Five Suns

Natural disaster: repeated mudslides/landslides caused by torrential rain, homes and woodlands destroyed, dozens die.

Silent Creed
Alex Kava
Hardcover, 336 pages 9/1

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Books posted: 1
Tasks complete: 1
Pages this post: 336
Total pages as of this post: 336


message 11: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

5.2.The Sun and the Moon
Full moon behind MC

Invisible Recruit by Mary Buckham

Invisible Recruit
Mary Buckham
Paperback, 304 pages 9/1

Points this post: 5
Total points: 10
Books posted: 2
Tasks complete: 2
Pages this post: 304
Total pages as of this post: 640


message 12: by Nikki (new)

Nikki | 134 comments Nikki B

5.1 Five Suns

Abandon

Blizzard is the major force of nature.

Total Points this Task: 5
Total Challenge Points: 5


message 13: by Papermaker (new)

Papermaker | 146 comments 20.10 Group Reads

I Read March: Book One by John Robert Lewis.

My Comment is post #3.

Points this post: 20
Total Points: 20
Tasks completed:
Books Read:
BB:
GO:


message 14: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7063 comments delicious dee

5.4 Earth and Water
Nice and Naughty - NICE was the word - NE in Trenten, IC in Caicai; ebook only approved 1347 of the spreadsheet

points this post: 5
points total: 5


message 15: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo

10.4 - Ten-Four Day -
Read a book that has at least 104 5-star ratings. On a book's main page immediately to the right of the star ratings, click on rating details to see the rating frequency chart. The number of ratings is the far right column with the heading "#".

The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie has 1511 5-star reviews at the time of this posting.

Points this task: 10
Total points: 15
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 02
Tasks completed: 02


Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Readerboard Name: ♥Robin ♥

10.4 Ten-Four Day
At least 104 5-star ratings:The Bluest Eye
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

9/1--35,000 5 Star Ratings


Points Earned This Post:10

Points Achieved to Date: 10/1100
GO Tickets:
Big Book Tickets:
500+ (0)
750+ (0)
1000+ (0)


Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Readerboard Name: ♥Robin ♥

10.8 Yo Ho, Yo Ho!
Word of at least 4 letters from the song lyrics in the title or subtitle--Word PIECES:Falling to Pieces
Falling to Pieces (Shipshewana Amish Mystery #1) by Vannetta Chapman


Points Earned This Post:10

Points Achieved to Date: 20/1100
GO Tickets:
Big Book Tickets:
500+ (0)
750+ (0)
1000+ (0)


message 18: by Whitnie (last edited Sep 02, 2015 01:39AM) (new)

Whitnie | 231 comments Readerboard Name: Whitnie I

5.1 Five Suns

Natural disaster was the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii.

Pompeii

Points Earned This Post: 5

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Books posted: 1
Tasks complete: 1


message 19: by Trish (last edited Sep 02, 2015 06:48AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 2156 comments trishhartuk

30.9 Morgan FaeriesFolly’s Task : Players 3 & 4 Have Joined the Game

This is a TWO BOOK task. We play D&D together, so go here and roll one die to determine which option you'll do. The number you roll determines which pair of options you receive. REQUIRED: State what number you rolled when you post your task.

I rolled a 3

3. If you rolled a THREE or SIX: Good things come in pairs...(Book A) Read a book where the title contains the phrase "_____ and _____" or " ______ & ______".

Fire & Chasm, Chelsea M Campbell
Read the kindle edition. PB reference: Fire & Chasm

(Book B) Read a book where there are consecutive double letters found in a single word in the title/subtitle.

Halloween Hijinks, Kathi Daley
Read the kindle edition. PB reference: Halloween Hijinks: A Zoe Donovan Mystery
Halloween has both double L and double E

Points this Task: 30
Books Read: 2
Oldie/Big Book: No

Total Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 1
Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0


message 20: by Mary (new)

Mary | 405 comments Mary Palmer

15.4 - The World Without End

Red Hill by Jamie McGuire.

Fulfills both book 1 and book 2 requirements.
1st published : October 1 2013
Genre: Apocalyptic>Post Apocalyptic

Points this post: 15
Total points: 30


message 21: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 486 comments 5.6.Four Cords 4 word title

Read the Kindle Edition: The Price Of Silence
PB edition: The Price of Silence

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 10/1100
Books Read: 2
Completed Tasks: 2/61
Pages Read: 611


message 22: by Erin (new)

Erin Lauritzen Erin ATX


15.5 - Act (on) Your Age!

39=3+9=12=1+2=3

The Perfect Game by J. Sterling *GR Author*

Task Points: 15
Total Points: 15
Total GR Authors: 1
Tasks Completed: 1
Total Big Books: 0


message 23: by Michele (new)

Michele | 131 comments MIMI MICHELE
30.3 Perspectives over time
Book 1-first published before I was born. I was born in 1956
This book was first published in 1940
Portrait of Jenny by Robert Nathan

Book 2-published on 2010 or later
This book was published in 2014
Read Bottom Up: A Novel byNeel Shah

Portrait of Jenny published in 1940 qualifies as an Golden Oldie
Points: 30
Goodreads Authors:
Golden Oldies: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0
____________________________

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
Total Points: 50
Total Goodreads Authors:
Golden Oldie: 1
Total Big Book Tickets: 0
Big Books - 500+: 0
Big Books - 750+:0
Big Books - 1000+: 0


message 24: by Tineke (last edited Sep 02, 2015 10:41AM) (new)

Tineke (dutch-book) Tineke

10.3 Inti

Read a book by an author with a name that starts and ends with the same letter.

I read Naked by DaviD SedariS

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
Total Points: 10/1100
Golden Oldies: 0
Total Big Book Tickets: 0
Big Books - 500+: 0
Big Books - 750+:0
Big Books - 1000+: 0


message 25: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 971 comments Morgan Faeriesfolly

15.7 By the Numbers

REQUIRED: Read a book where the total number of pages (as stated on Goodreads) can be found, in any order, in the first publication date of that same book.

Publication Year/Page Count: pub 2015 (ARC), 152 pages

Selection: Jem and the Holograms: Showtime (Volume 1) -- Kelly Thompson

[POINTS]
This Post: 15
Total Points: 25/1100
Books Read: 2
Completed Tasks: 2/61
Pages Read: 458


message 26: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Bramble | 159 comments SarahBR
30.6: Donna Jo's Task - Me, Myself, and I
Option one me: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. Richelle Mead has ME intact within her name fulfilling the task. 398 pages.

Option 2 I: The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi. This book is written within the first person I perspective completing this task. The first sentence in the book to show this is. "You're late", I joke, sinking into her cars interior seats. 304 pages

Points this post: 30
Total Points: 30/1100
Books Read: 2
Completed Tasks: 1/61
Pages Read: 702


message 27: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (barbaraallen) | 76 comments Barbara Allen

10.6 Reality Matters

Read a nonfiction book. Fightin' Words: Kentucky vs. Louisville This is a nonfiction book.

Points this post 10
Big Books 0
Good reads Author 0
Total points 10


message 28: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo

5.9. Spider Grandmother -
Read a book by an author* whose initials can be found in SPIDER GRANDMOTHER. Letters may be used as often as they appear. All initials of the author's name as shown on Goodreads must be found in SPIDER GRANDMOTHER.

Singing in the Shrouds: Roderick Alleyn #20 by Ngaio Marsh

Points this task: 05
Total points: 20
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 03
Tasks completed: 03


message 29: by Ava Catherine (last edited Sep 02, 2015 05:52PM) (new)

Ava Catherine | 1390 comments Ava Catherine

5.1 Five Suns
natural disaster: volcanic eruption
In 79 A.D. Mt. Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and several other settlements. The eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ash, and fumes up to a height of 33 km (20.5 miles), spewing molten rock and pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Approximately 16,000 people died due to hydrothermal pyroclastic flows. The only surviving eyewitness account of the event consists of two letters by Pliny the Younger to the historian Tacitus.

Pompeii by Robert Harris

5.2. The Sun and the Moon
Read a book with the sun or the moon on the cover.
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

5.4. Earth and Water
3 letter word: Act
The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Total post: 15 points
Total: 15 points


message 30: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 971 comments Morgan Faeriesfolly

5.9 Spider Grandmother

REQUIRED: Read a book by an author whose initials can be found in SPIDER GRANDMOTHER. Letters may be used as often as they appear. All initials of the author's name as shown on Goodreads must be found in SPIDER GRANDMOTHER.

SPIDER GRANDMOTHER. = Tim Seeley

Selection: Revival, Vol. 1: You're Among Friends -- Tim Seeley

[POINTS]
This Post: 5
Total Points: 30/1100
Books Read: 3
Completed Tasks: 3/61
Pages Read: 586


Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Readerboard Name: ♥Robin ♥

15.6 - The Name Game
Written by an author whose first, middle, or last name contains a NOUN of 4 or more letters intact within the name--Word "CHAP":a cracked or sore patch on the skin caused by chapping OR a man or boy; fellow:A Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman
A Perfect Square (Shipshewana Amish Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman


Points Earned This Post:15

Points Achieved to Date: 35/1100
GO Tickets:
Big Book Tickets:
500+ (0)
750+ (0)
1000+ (0)


message 32: by Whitnie (new)

Whitnie | 231 comments Readerboard Name: Whitnie I

15.4 - The World Without End

Read two books or one that fulfills both book 1 and book 2 requirements. Book 1, read one that was published after Dec 2012. Book 2, Read a book with the genre Post-apocalyptic.

The Kill Order The Kill Order by James Dashner

Points Earned This Post: 15

Points this post: 15
Total points: 20
Books posted: 2
Tasks complete: 2


message 33: by Fran (last edited Sep 03, 2015 04:02AM) (new)

Fran | 736 comments Fran

10.4 - Ten-Four Day
Read a book that has at least 104 5-star ratings.

Shopping for a Billionaire by Julia Kent.
This book has 664 5* ratings as of 9/3/15.

15.6 - The Name Game
Read a book written by an author* whose first, middle, or last name contains a NOUN of 4 or more letters intact within the name.

1001 Dark Nights: Roped In by Lorelei James.
The word 'lore' can be found in the author's first name- Lorelei.

Points this post- 25
Total points- 25


message 34: by Shauna (new)

Shauna | 186 comments 15.6 - The Name Game
Read a book written by an author whose first, middle, or last name contains a NOUN of 4 or more letters intact within the name.

The Love Potion by Sandra Hill
*Noun: Hill (author's last name)

TASK TOTALS
Points: 15
Golden Oldies:
Big Book Tickets:

CHALLENGE TOTALS
Points: 15
Golden Oldies:
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 35: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (bookwrm526) | 1024 comments Bookwrm526

Task #20.10 - Group Reads.
I chose March: Book One by John Robert Lewis. My comment in the discussion thread is message #7.

Points this post: 20
Total Points: 20


message 36: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 817 comments Cindy F


Task 5.4 Earth and Water
Use the letters in "Trenten Caicai Vilu" to make a word of at least 3 letters: "CAVE"

I read Keepers of the Cave by Gerri Hill


Points this post:5
Total points:5
Tasks completed:1
Books read:1
Golden Oldies:0
Big books:500+(0)750+(0)1000+(0)


message 37: by A (new)

A H RUCHI

Task #10.2 (Happy Hour)

Full Moon by P.G. Wodehouse
#7 in the 'Blandings Catle' series.

Points this post : 10
Total points : 10



message 38: by Nikki (new)

Nikki | 134 comments Nikki B

30.1

Option 2 SPAIN :A title that has the letters from "Spain" in it

Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th CenturyBy Janet Bord

Option 4 Irish Cover with an non-living object in the color green.

The First Wife by Erica Spindler

The dress is green


Task points: 30
Total Challenge Points: 35


message 39: by Narumon (new)

Narumon NARUMON
15.9 Animal Guides
Read a book with title/subtitle containing one of the North American Totem
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness. Crane is one of the totem animals.

IN POST:
Points: 15
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Book: 0

TOTAL:
Points: 15
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Book: 0


message 40: by Colette (new)

Colette Guerin (coletteguerin) | 226 comments ColetteG

5.5 Esaugetuh Emissee

Read a book with a body of water on the front

Finding Rebecca by Eoin Dempsy

Third pic in gray on cover is the Isle of Jersey surrounded by the English Channel where it is located.
Body of water large enough to swim in.

Finding Rebecca by Eoin Dempsey

Eoin Dempsy GRA


message 41: by Colette (new)

Colette Guerin (coletteguerin) | 226 comments ColetteG

5.6 Four Cords
Read a book with a four word title

The Mockingbird Next Door
Marja Mills

The Mockingbird Next Door Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills


message 42: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1106 comments SCHATZIE

5.7 - RAVEN THE TRICKSTER
(humor)

Dave Barry's Greatest Hits



5.8 - FOUR WORLDS
(the word 'mountain' in title)

Outlaw Mountain



10.5 - PENMANSHIP PRACTICE

A Far Cry from Kensington
A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark

I did the audio on this one. Here is the link to the pb (no mmpb) for page count, if needed: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...



10.7 - SEDNA THE SEA GODDESS
(word 'whale' in title)

People of the Whale

=============================================

Points this post: 30
Total points: 30


message 43: by Colette (new)

Colette Guerin (coletteguerin) | 226 comments ColetteG

10.3 Inti

Author with first or last name beginning with the same letter

The Midwive's Revolt
by Jodi Daynard Daynard begins and ends with the letter D.

The Midwife's Revolt by Jodi Daynard

Jodi Daynard GRA


message 44: by Ava Catherine (last edited Sep 03, 2015 09:17AM) (new)

Ava Catherine | 1390 comments Ava Catherine

5.5 Esaugetuh Emissee: Read a book with a body of water on the cover.
The Lobster Kings: A Novel by Alexi Zentner The Lobster Kings A Novel by Alexi Zentner

5.6 Four Cords: four word title
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

5.8 Four Worlds: I read a book with the word 'blue' in the title.
Blue Mercy by Orna Ross

Total this post: 15 points
Total points: 30 points


message 45: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 486 comments 15.2 - Which Witch? matching homophones

1. SEA Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World
2. SEE Last Chance to See

Link to approval for books: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 25/1100
Books Read: 4
Completed Tasks: 3/61
Pages Read: 1203
GO Tickets: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 46: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2965 comments Andy P.
Task # 5.7. Raven the Trickster

Read a book with the main page genre humor or funny
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson by Bill Bryson genre humor on main page (263 users)
Points this post: 5
Total points: 5


message 47: by Tara Jo (new)

Tara Jo | 433 comments TASK NUMBER :10.5 - Penmanship Practice
TASK DESCRIPTION: Title with Cursive Writing

BOOK #1 READ: Little Bee by Chris Cleave
AUTHOR:Chris Cleave
DATE READ: 9/3/2015
REQUIRED INFO:

✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦

TOTALS
Points This Post: 10

Total Points: 10



message 48: by Tara Jo (last edited Sep 03, 2015 11:52AM) (new)

Tara Jo | 433 comments TASK NUMBER :15.5 - Act (on) Your Age
TASK DESCRIPTION: Title with Number of Words in Age

BOOK #1 READ: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson We Have Always Lived in the Castle
AUTHOR:Shirley Jackson
DATE READ: 9/2/2015
REQUIRED INFO: Age - 43 = 4+3=7

✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦

TOTALS
Points This Post: 15

Total Points: 25



message 49: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2965 comments Andy P.
Task # 10.6 - Back to Reality

Read a non-fiction book.
The Stranger Beside Me Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story by Ann Rule by Ann Rule Nonfiction on main page (526 users)

Points this post: 10
Total points: 15


message 50: by Nicola (last edited Sep 03, 2015 01:50PM) (new)

Nicola | 1285 comments M1NKS

30.10 Moving the Fences!

Book 1: Our Mutual Friend - 884 pages, 4.07 rating
* I claim 1 x Golden Oldie Ticket - Published 1864 *
* I claim 2 x Big Book Tickets *

Book 2: Penhallow - 448 pages, 3.03 rating
* I claim 1 x Golden Oldie Ticket - Published 1942 *

Total pages - 1332
Difference in pages - 436
Difference in ratings - 1.04


POINTS
Points This Post: 30
Points Total: 30
Golden Oldies: 2
Big Books: [500+: 0] [750+: 1] [1000+: 0]
Tasks Completed:


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