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message 1: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2131 comments Mod
Please post the tasks you have completed in this thread.

The following format is greatly appreciated:

Scoreboard name (if different from GR name)
Task # and Title
Link to book or Title AND Author
Review (optional)
Points for this Task (optional)
Pages for this Task (optional)
Books for this Task (optional)
Total Points
Total Pages
Total Books (optional)


message 2: by Diana S (last edited Dec 31, 2015 08:39PM) (new)

Diana S | 2131 comments Mod
December Scoreboard

Most Points
Linda C - 6
Sam F - 10
Bethany - 6
Tessa - 6


Most Pages
Sam F - 3365
Linda C - 1670
Tessa - 1845
Bethany - 2166


message 3: by Linda C (last edited Dec 08, 2015 08:15PM) (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 854 comments Task 1.2 Over the river and through the woods....
Reading Through the Alphabet
Read a book whose author's last name begins with the letter "R" or "S".

Jingle Bell Babies (After the Storm, #6) - Kathryn Springer (3 stars) 12/7/15 [224]

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 224

Total points - 1
Total pages - 224



message 4: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2131 comments Mod
Linda, you are now on the scoreboard :D


message 5: by Linda C (last edited Dec 13, 2015 11:18AM) (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 854 comments Task 2.5 (Bethany's Task) Important Holiday Figures

1. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Read a book with a really interesting villain or antihero.
Later, at the Bar - Rebecca Barry (3 stars) 12/6/15 [224] Harlin, drunk with good intentions

2. Good King Wenceslas
Learn a little about a person by reading a biography.
Diary of Anna Green Winslow: a Boston School girl of 1771 - Alice Morse Earle, ed. (3 stars) 12/13/15 1997, c1894, written 1771-2 [160]

Points this task - 2
Pages this task - 384

Total points - 3
Total pages - 608



message 6: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 2.2 More Christmas Songs
Read Two Books
1. The Holly and the Ivy
English Traditional
Read a book that has a predominately "Red" or "Green" cover. (Show cover)

A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1) by Sue Grafton


2. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Read a book with a tree(s) on the cover. (Show cover)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Points for this task: 2
# of pages – 615

Total points: 2
Number of tasks 1
# of pages – 615


message 7: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2131 comments Mod
Sam, you are now on the scoreboard. :)


message 8: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 446 comments 1.2 Over the river and through the woods....
Proof: The Science of Booze by Adam Rogers

Points: 1
Pages: 272


message 9: by Book Concierge (last edited Dec 18, 2015 11:33AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA


Task 1.7 - Bethany's MERRY CHRISTMAS

Book with "humor" genre
Where'd You Go, Bernadette ✔ – 18 Dec 15 (330 pg)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 330

Total points earned - 1
Total pages read - 330



BY the way .... I've read four other books, each of which fits ONE task of a 2-book or 3-book task ....


message 10: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 854 comments Task 2.2 More Christmas Songs
1. The Holly and the Ivy - English Traditional
Read a book that has a predominately "Red" or "Green" cover.
Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) by Ilona Andrews Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) - Ilona Andrews (5 stars) 12/11/15 [480]

2. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Read a book with a tree(s) on the cover.
The Hiding Place by Karen Harper The Hiding Place - Karen Harper (3 stars) 12/18/15 [400]

Points this task - 2
Pages this task - 880

Total points - 5
Total pages - 1488



message 11: by Diana S (last edited Dec 19, 2015 07:51PM) (new)

Diana S | 2131 comments Mod
Bethany & Tessa, you are both now on the scoreboard. :D


message 12: by Book Concierge (last edited Dec 19, 2015 07:51PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA


Task 1.2 Reading Through the Alphabet - Author last name begins "S"

Alexander McCall Smith / The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection ✔ – 19Dec15 - 257 pg

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 257

Total points earned - 2
Total pages read - 587



message 13: by Linda C (last edited Dec 27, 2015 12:21PM) (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 854 comments Task 1.5 Last Christmas
Read a book with the word " Last" in the title

The Last Hero - Billie Green (3 stars) 12/25/15 [182]

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 182

Total points - 6
Total pages - 1670



message 14: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 2.3 (Sam F's Task) Oh the weather outside is frightful...
line from Let It Snow!


1. Read a book that features extreme weather or a natural disaster - ice storm, blizzard, avalanche, earthquake, flood, hurricane, tornado, etc.
Life As We Knew It - This book seems to have all of the disastrous weather listed above!

2. Read a book that is predominately white - or white is in the title.(show the cover).
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

Points for this task: 2
# of pages – 575

Total points: 4
Number of tasks 2
# of pages – 1190


message 15: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 446 comments 2.5 (Bethany's Task) Important Holiday Figures
Read Two Books
1. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice (578 pgs)
2. Good King Wenceslas
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore (233 pgs)

Points: 2
Pages: 811

Total points: 3
Total pages: 1083


message 16: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 2.4 (Linda C's Task) White Christmas
1. Read a book with a snow scene on the cover (show cover) or SNOW in the title
Snow Apples

2. Read a book set in Vermont or where the primary setting is an Inn.
Olive Kitteridge

Points for this task: 2
# of pages – 486

Total points: 6
Number of tasks 3
# of pages – 1676


message 17: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 446 comments 2.2 More Christmas Songs
Read Two Books
1. The Holly and the Ivy
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly by John Connolly (465 pgs)
2. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks by Michael Dicks (311 pgs)

Points: 2
Pages: 776

Total points: 5
Total pages: 1859


message 18: by Book Concierge (last edited Dec 29, 2015 02:44PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA

Task 2.2 - More Christmas Songs

Red cover - Carrie by Stephen King - ✔ 6Dec15 - 253 pg

Tree on cover - Beware False Profits (Ministry is Murder Mystery, #3) by Emilie Richards - ✔ 27Dec15 - 304 pg

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 557

Total points earned - 4
Total pages read - 1144



message 19: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA

Task 2.3 - Sam F - Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful

Extreme weather - The Snow Child = ✔ 12 Dec 15 - 386 pg

White cover - Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed - ✔ 25Dec15 - 315 pg

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 701

Total points earned - 6
Total pages read - 1845



message 20: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 446 comments 1.2 Over the river and through the woods....
Unholy Night by Seth Graeme Smith

Points: 1
Pages: 307

Total points: 6
Total pages: 2166


message 21: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 3.1 (Sam F's Task) Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth

1. Read a book with 2 authors.
Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home by Laura & Lisa Ling - the book is written with alternating paragraphs.

2. Read a book whose title appears with only letters found in 'Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth'.

The Martian

3. The song ends with 'Can it be?' Read a book that has a three word title or is written as a question.

The Whole Truth

Points for this task: 3
# of pages – 1092

Total points: 9
Number of tasks 4
# of pages – 2768


message 22: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 1.2 Over the river and through the woods....

Reading Through the Alphabet
Read a book whose author's last name begins with the letter "R" or "S".

Epitaph- Mary Doria Russell

Points for this task: 1
# of pages – 597

Total points: 10
Number of tasks 5
# of pages – 3365


message 23: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2131 comments Mod
Great reads Everyone!
The month of December is now closed.
Happy New Year 2016! :)


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