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message 1: by Cynthia (last edited Aug 12, 2009 08:14PM) (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1333 comments This is where you will need to post information about completed tasks - updates to the scoreboard will be based on what is posted HERE AND ONLY HERE. The things that must be included in your post are: the title/author of the book (or a link to that book) and what task it is for (either a description of the task or the number associated with the tasks (exe. 5 point task number 3). If the task involves an activity (a required review or watching a related film) details of that activity must also be posted. How you choose to post that information and and other details you want to include is up to you.

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Rhiannon | 237 comments

1. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
2. Twilight By Stephanie Meyer
3. Vanished at Sea: The True Story of a Child TV Actor and Double Murder by Tina Dirmann
4. The Face on the Milk Carton by Carolyn B. Cooney
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
7. Whatever Happened to Janie? by Caroline B. Cooney
8. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
9. Little Women by Louis May Alcott
10. Something Upstairs : A Tale Of Ghosts by Avi

1. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
2. A Child Called it By David Pelzer
3. Cat and the Hat/ Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 9/1/09
4.. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
5. The Book Thief by by Markus Zusak
6. Crossing the Starlight Bridge (Aladdin Fiction) by Alice Mead
7. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
8. The Motive by John Lescroart
9. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
10. The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (Cat Who..., #1) by Lilian Jackson Braun

1. About a Boy by Nick Hornby and Don't You Forget About Me (Gossip Girl, #11) by Cecily von Ziegesar
2. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
3. The Ex Games (Romantic Comedies) by Jennifer Echols and You're the One That I Want (Gossip Girl, Book 6) by Cecily von Ziegesar
4. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
5. When Jonathan Died by Tony Duvert and The Tenant by Roland Topor
6. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Volume One in the Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire
7. Adam Copeland On Edge by Adam Copeland
8. The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky and The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
9. No Place Like Home A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark
10. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee and Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

3. Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell

1. A Light In The Attic By Shel Silverstein And The Friday Night Knitting Club By Kate Jacobs
2. Carrie by Stephen King and Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
3. Rainbow High by Alex Sanchez
4. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
5. Daughter of Fortune: A Novel (P.S.) by Isabel Allende
6. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
7.Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and Hell's Kitchen by Chris Niles and Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
8. Heart and Soul of Nick Carter by Jane Carter and The Minnesota Road Guide to Haunted Locations by Chad Lewis, Terry Fisk and Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
9. Knitting for Dummies by Pam Allen, Trisha Malcolm and Julia's Chocolates by Cathy Lamb
10. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead

1. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber and Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

10/640 Points
144/18400 Pages Read

message 3: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 110 comments Ah man, I was hoping to get first post. I thought the time zone difference would give me an advantage, but we had an earthquake drill at my school that took way too long.

5 Points
2. Apple Title/Cover: Apple by Komi Naoshi.

Total Points: 5

message 4: by Roseann (last edited Aug 31, 2009 11:36PM) (new)

Roseann | 138 comments Finished a couple--

BEAR-OLOGY by Sylvia Dolson

This was a factoid book about bears that I had a little trepidation going into, but found it thoroughly enjoyable. I didn't know that bears have as good eyesight as humans and see in color, that mothers keep their cubs with them for up to four years, and that they form communal groups and are able to figure things out (and tend to not forget). The Panda even has a rudementary thumb. My favorite story in the book was about a bear who was orphaned in Iraq during WWII and was "adopted" by a group of Polish soldiers. The bear and the men became inseperable until the end of the war when the bear was given to a zoo to finish his days (should have been a refuge, but I guess there were not that many then).


THE STRANGE DEATHS OF BATMAN by Various Authors and Artists.

Back in the day when I was dating a comic-book store owner I got hooked on comics and my favorite was Batman. I loved the fact that he had no "superpowers" but used his mind and trained his body to fight evil.

This book is like a histrical look at the evolution of the character taking seven stories of Batman's "death" dating from 1966 to 2001. The earlier authors seemed to think that the story had to seem "smart", with Batman thinking up scientific ways to destroy the villain, in order for the story to succeed. While the later Batman simply used deduction and brawn to get the job done. The evolution of the art is pretty amazing. I can't say that the early works were simpler, but there was a definate rise in quality as the years progressed.

So that brings me to 20 points.
350 pages.

message 5: by Lindsey (last edited Sep 01, 2009 03:50AM) (new)

Lindsey (mamamunky) | 185 comments Don't forget to tell Cynthia which tasks those books are for. :)

message 6: by Lindsey (last edited Sep 01, 2009 06:06AM) (new)

Lindsey (mamamunky) | 185 comments I completed (woohoo night shift!) 2 tasks:

5.5 (adoption) - Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

10.6 (Native American) - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Total: 15

message 7: by Bonnie (last edited Sep 01, 2009 02:03AM) (new)

Bonnie | 110 comments Thanks Lindsey, but I did, it was 5.2. Maybe you were directing your comment toward Roseann?

Also, Rhiannon is in the clear, because The Book Thief is set in Germany, so she can use it for 10.5 (if that's what you were referring to). I know this because I'm using the same book for the same task.

On that note, I finished two more:

5 Points
1. Son/Daughter/Child/Children: Kodomo no Omocha, volume 3 by Miho Obana (Translated into English, the title is Children's Toy)

4. Adoption: Kodomo no Omocha, volume 4 by Miho Obana

This is one of my favorite manga series; it's so cute and fun. For 5.4, I chose the volume with the biggest adoption storyline, when Sana meets her birth mother.

Total Points: 15

message 8: by Lindsey (last edited Sep 01, 2009 06:06AM) (new)

Lindsey (mamamunky) | 185 comments Yea, I was. Sorry. I clicked on the wrong "reply".

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Angela | 669 comments Wow completed tasks already!!

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Amy | 52 comments Lindsey wrote: "I completed (woohoo night shift!)

5.5 (adoption) - Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

10.6 (Native American) - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherma..."

Lindsey - I really like Kaye Gibbons's writing style, do you? I've selected Charms for the Easy Life for the second part of Roseann's task.

message 11: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (mamamunky) | 185 comments Yea, I really like her style. This was a re-read, I read it earlier this year and loved it. I have another book of hers I'm using for the Civil War task called On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon A Novel. Hopefully it'll be just as good.

message 12: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (JenJen1221) 5.9 Gingerbread (coming of age)

total points = 5

message 13: by Candace (new)

Candace (candacerenee) Wee!! Points already!!

Finished task 5.2 (Apple) - I read Midnight in the Dollhouse by Marjorie Stover. I absolutely ADORE this book. It was one of my favorites growing up and now its out of print. Luckily I found a copy of it on eBay last week for $1! Here's a copy of the cover since it's not posted on GR:

I also finished task 10.3 (Bear) - For this one, I read 11 different Berenstain Bears books. I loved these books when I was growing up, so it was a wonderful trip down memory lane for me on this task! I read The Berenstain Bears: Go to School; Get the Gimmies; Trouble at School; Too Much Birthday; Week at Grandma's; Go Out for the Team; Meet Santa Bear; Bad Dream; Trick or Treat; Slumber Party; AND Prize Pumpkin. Each book is 32 pages long, so that makes my total # of pages 352. Amazing how quickly those go by in children's books :D

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Total points: 15

message 14: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 94 comments Good luck with On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon-we read it for book club years ago and it still stands out as one of my least favorite books ever!

message 15: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (mamamunky) | 185 comments Joanie wrote: "Good luck with On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon-we read it for book club years ago and it still stands out as one of my least favorite books ever!"

Really? Boooo. Ellen Foster was so good so I had high hopes. I'll let you know what I think of it.

message 16: by Lindsey (last edited Sep 01, 2009 07:34AM) (new)

Lindsey (mamamunky) | 185 comments Just completed another task (again, woohoo for sleeping patients):

10.7 (Novel about a hero) - Beowulf. Beowulf has always been a favorite of mine, and I think this is my favorite translation so far.

Hopefully I'll finish 1 more book before the night is through.

New total: 25

message 17: by Joy Marie (new)

Joy Marie | 139 comments For 10.3 I finished Bears in the Night, The Bear Detectives The Case of the Missing Pumpkin, The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears, The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream all by Stan Berenstain for a total of 129 pages.

Pages read: 129
Books read: 4
Tasks completed: 1
Tasks in progress:

message 18: by Nicole (last edited Sep 01, 2009 08:34AM) (new)

Nicole | 1295 comments Too much going on at work for me to have completed anything. i figured out we need to average 5 books a week to complete the challenge on time!

message 19: by Kate (new)

Kate MacKinnon | 31 comments holy crap - you guys are FAST!

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Yay completed my first task 5.3 (Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue) I read Frenchman's Creek by Daphne DuMaurier.

I'm trying to put a ticker on so hopefully it works.

Frenchman's Creek

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message 21: by Candace (new)

Candace (candacerenee) Kate wrote: "holy crap - you guys are FAST!"

Nah, just don't usually go to bed until around 1 a.m. :) Plus I'm reading my shorter books first. Once I get into the multiple book challenges, it'll slow WAY down!

message 22: by Nicole (new)

Nicole  | 116 comments Finished Pretties for 15.4. Didn't like it as much as Uglies, but will probably finish the series. By the way this is probably the highest on the leader board I'll be, so I'm basking!! :)

Total points: 15

message 23: by Julie (new)

Julie (scrapsofhistory) The fact that people are already posting books tells me one thing. My job is interferring with my reading.

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Rachel Lee (rlcwt9) | 261 comments Julie wrote: "The fact that people are already posting books tells me one thing. My job is interferring with my reading. "

Ha, I was just thinking that!

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Nicki (luluminstrel) | 279 comments I can't believe you people! I'm having trouble just deciding on my first book - never mind finishing one!

message 26: by Angie (new)

Angie  (angelitabonita) Wow you guys are fast. I've finished one book but need to finish two more to finish the whole task. I'm gonna have to practice speed reading LOL Or read more than two books at a time.

message 27: by Angie (new)

Angie  (angelitabonita) Julie wrote: "The fact that people are already posting books tells me one thing. My job is interferring with my reading. "

I completely agree!

message 28: by Angela (last edited Sep 01, 2009 09:50AM) (new)

Angela | 669 comments I am at work until 5:00, so no reading for me, unless it is on my lunch hour.

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Angie  (angelitabonita)

0-690 but no worries, I get off work a bit earlier today and it's to my bedroom with a cup of tea and some cookies to read the rest of the evening away.

message 30: by Britta (last edited Sep 01, 2009 11:19AM) (new)

Britta (macdeath)
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Here's my little ticker. None so far, but I have a plan, and I know exactly which book I'm reading for my next task!

Does anyone know if I can fit Going Postal into this challenge?

message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Britta wrote: "None so far, but I have a plan, and I know exactly which book I'm reading for my next task!

Does anyone know if I can fit Going Postal into this challenge?"

You could use it for part two of Cindy's Task a book with a two word title.

message 32: by El (new)

El Britta wrote: "

Here's my little ticker. None so far, but I have a plan, and I know exactly which book I'm reading for my next task!

Does anyone know if I can fit Going Postal into this challenge?"

Britta, you could also try to find a poetry book with a word in the title that rhymes with "Going" or "Postal" for Nicole's task.

message 33: by JSou (last edited Sep 01, 2009 11:58AM) (new)

JSou I started The Stinky Cheese Man and Little Bear last night for task 10.3 (children's books). Both books had a total of 115 pages.

message 34: by Jennifer (last edited Sep 01, 2009 12:13PM) (new)

Jennifer | 98 comments 5. 9. Coming Of Age Or All Grown Up (And Then Some) – Explore Stories Told From The Perspective Of A Character From One Of Two Opposite Ends Of The Age Spectrum By
• Reading A Coming Of Age Novel.
• A Novel Where The Main Character Is A Senior Citizen. Thirsty M.T. Anderson - coming of age. 9-1-09 Chris, the main character, becomes a vampire when he hits puberty

message 35: by Angeliki (last edited Sep 01, 2009 12:27PM) (new)

Angeliki (jelojelo) | 38 comments I just finished The 39 Steps! But I have to finish another one to claim points :(

How can I put one of those tickers???

message 36: by Candace (last edited Sep 01, 2009 12:30PM) (new)

Candace (candacerenee) Angeliki wrote: "I just finished The 39 Steps! But I have to finish another one to claim points :(

How can I put one of those tickers???"

I copied this from Sara, but it explains how to make a ticker :)


-Click this link:

-Pick a pin number you'll remember...
-As your "object", type "points".
-Your cumulative value will be how many points you have.
-Target is 690 or whatever your goal is.
-The message (optional) will be like a title. (Ex - On my ticker, it says, "Candace's Fall Challenge Goal".)
-Click next.

-Navigate through the "More Designs" pages and select a "ticker" bar. Once you've selected the one you want, hit next.
-Navigate through the "More Designs" pages and choose a "ticker slider", and then click next again.

Voilà! Your ticker is made!

To get your ticker to appear here, copy the HTML code (not the bbCode)... the one that starts with "-Enter your pin and your current points (as the "current cumulative value")
-Click next THREE TIMES.
-Copy and paste the HTML code again!

Note: You won't need to re-bookmark the page. The website will save your current point total for you

message 37: by Angeliki (new)

Angeliki (jelojelo) | 38 comments Thank you so much Candace!!!!!!!!!!!

message 38: by Candace (new)

Candace (candacerenee) No problem :)

message 39: by Angeliki (new)

Angeliki (jelojelo) | 38 comments 5 Point Tasks
1. Children: Captain Grant's Children by Jules Verne (in greek: Τα Τέκνα του Πλοίαρχου Γκραντ)
2. Apple: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
3. Sea: A son of the sun by Jack London (in greek: Ο γιος του ήλιου)
4. Adoption: TBD
5. High School: The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
6. Halloween: TBD
7. Thankful: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (in greek: ΧΑΚ ΦΙΝΝ)
8. Multiple Authors: Introduction to International Relations:Theories and Approaches by Robert Jackson and Georg Sorensen (in greek: Θεωρία και μεθοδολογία των διεθνών σχέσεων:Η σύγχρονη συζήτηση)
9. Coming of Age: The Green Years by A.J. Cronin (in greek: Τα άγουρα χρόνια)
10. Time Travel: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (in greek: Ο Χάρι Πότερ και ο αιχμάλωτος του Αζκαμπάν)

10 Point Tasks
1. 9/7/36 to 2/3/59: Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre (in greek: Η Ναυτία)
2. Addiction: TBD
3. Kid Stories: Ρώσικα παραμύθια by Κική Κοφινά and Ντόρα Λούλη - Μαμάκου (a collection of Russian fairytales)
4. Chile: Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende (in greek: Ινές, ψυχή μου)
5. Germany: TBD
6. Native American: The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper (in greek: Ο τελευταίος των Μοϊκανών)
7. Superhero: TBD
8. Random Words (9th bit, 10th myth, 11th plate):
9. Civil War: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (in greek: Μικρές Κυρίες)
10. Cats: Me and Clara and Casimir the Cat by Dimiter Inkiow (in greek: Εγώ κι η Κλάρα κι ο γάτος μας ο Μπιρμπίλης)

15 Point Tasks
1. Grammar: a.A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie (in greek: Ένα άλλοθι για τρία εγκλήματα)
b.The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green (in greek: Ρομπέν των Δασών)
2. Alternative Historical Novel: The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
3. Math: a.Addition (11 letters): Adam Bede by George Eliot
b.Multiplication (135-185 pages): The 39 Steps by John Buchan (in greek: Τα 39 σκαλοπάτια) (142 pages) 1/9/2009
4. Science vs Sci-Fi: TBD
5. Foreign Language (italian): a.Follow Your Heart by Susanna Tamaro (in greek: Όπου σε πάει η καρδιά)
b.The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (in greek: Το όνομα του Ρόδου)
6. Play/Movie: Hamlet by William Shakespeare
7. Audiobook while Exercising: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
8. Geography Lessons: Α and Ν: a.The Stranger by Albert Camus (in greek: Ο Ξένος)(Algeria)
b. TBD
9. "Home" or "Work": TBD
10. Teacher/Student: a.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
b.Μάσκα στο φεγγάρι by Manos Kontoleon

20 Point Tasks
1. TBD
2. TBD
3. Group Read: TBD

25 Point Tasks
1. Rhyme Time: a. TBD
b. TBD
2. Related Authors: Hard Times by Charles Dickens (in greek: Δύσκολα Χρόνια)
3. Gay/Lesbian Character: TBD
4. Book vs Movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (in greek: Ο Χάρι Πότερ και ο Ημίαιμος Πρίγκιψ )
5. "Fortune" Or "Prophecy": The Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor
6. A President Or Prime Minister: TBD
7. One, Two, Three: a. Dubliners by James Joyce (in greek: Οι Δουβλινέζοι)
b. Farewell Waltz by Milan Kundera
c. When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom (in greek: Όταν Έκλαψε ο Νίτσε)
8. Nouns: a.Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (in greek:Μαντάμ Μποβαρύ)
b.Istanbul:Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk (in greek:Ιστανμπούλ: πόλη και αναμνήσεις)
c.Staring at the Sun by Irvin D. Yalom (in greek:Στον Κήπο του Επίκουρου)
9. Self-Improvement: a. TBD
b.The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (in greek:Ο Αλχημιστής)
10. Halloween Part III: TBD

30 Point Tasks
1. Current Profession vs Dream Profession: TBD

50 Point Tasks


message 40: by Britta (new)

Britta (macdeath) Mmkay, thanks Gina and El.

I'm thinking of going with the Poetry one, but if I can't find a book for that I'll do the 2-word one ^___^

message 41: by Kim (last edited Sep 02, 2009 02:22AM) (new)

Kim | 119 comments I've just finished a book for 10.6- native american theme.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

I borrowed this one from the library- so needed to read it first. It was a really quick read.

Total points- 10
Books read- 1
Tasks completed-1
Tasks in progress-

message 42: by Jenna (new)

Jenna | 82 comments Finished 10.3 (children's books) I was setting up my classroom today and read Oh the Places You'll Go and the Lorax, both by Dr. Seuss and personal faves of mine.

Total: 10 points

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Sam (archieleach9) | 137 comments Finished 10.3 (Children's Books) The Cat in the Hat / Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss


15.7 (About An Athlete) The Natural - Bernard Malamud...while watching baseball on TV.

Total Points - 25

message 44: by Rebecca NJ (new)

Rebecca NJ (njreader) | 1163 comments Finished a task (and since this was not what I intended to read, I've counted them as 1 book) I remember these books - they will always be personal favorites of mine!

Books are as follows:
10.3: The Berenstain Bears Go To School – Stan and Jan Berenstain 09/01 AND Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss 09/01 AND Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs – Judi Barrett 09/01 AND Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak 09/01

Total Points: 10

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Joanie | 94 comments Lindsey wrote: "Joanie wrote: "Good luck with On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon-we read it for book club years ago and it still stands out as one of my least favorite books ever!"

Really? Boooo..."

I liked Ellen Foster too and also liked Charms For An Easy Life but I have to admit that I've read nothing else by Gibbons since OTOOMLA. Maybe you'll have a better experience.

message 46: by Teresa (new)

Teresa (teresainohio) changing the subject LOL

what is the half way date?

message 47: by Jennifer (last edited Sep 01, 2009 02:49PM) (new)

Jennifer  (jml_417) I finished my first task -

5.6 - Terrifying Titles - Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich

Total Books Read = 1
Tasks Completed = 1
Tasks In Progress = 2

message 48: by Heather (new)

Heather | 384 comments LOVE LOVE LOVE the children's book task! I finished 10.3 by reading Skippyjon Jones, Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse, Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble, and Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones. These are the BEST children's books ever! I even went on a library tour this summer with Skippyjon himself!

My total is now 10.

Heather in KS

message 49: by Anna (last edited Oct 12, 2009 11:30PM) (new)

Anna (gqannanguyen) | 214 comments 5 Point Tasks
1)Daughter of the Empire (The Empire Trilogy #1) by Raymond E. Feist, Janny Wurts
2)Garden Spell by Sarah Addison Allen
3)On Stranger Tides by Tim powers
4)The Secret life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
5)Before We Were Free by Julia Alverez I still like it. It was an interesting read and looking through a child eyes through the whole traumatic event was great fun. But reading it a second time was a little anticlimactic. Although I did notice some details I didn't notice before.
6)Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Shwartz
7)For all those who thrive and grew through harsh circumstances, whether or not history remembers them or not: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
8) Cathy's Ring by Jordan Weisman and Sean Stewart
9)The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer
10)The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Nifenegger

10 Point Tasks
1)The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien
2)The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
3)Six by Seuss by Dr. Seuss
4)Times of Butterfly by Julia Alvarez
5)The Diary of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
6)My Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
7)Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
8)The word is :Barrier, The Invisible Wall: The Love story that broke Barriers by Harry Bernstein
9)The Killer Angel by Michael Shaara
10)Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

15 Point Tasks
1)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson and The Girl Who played with fire by Steig Larsson
2)Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
I think it would be awesome if our world was exciting as Westerfeld's? I mean can you imagine? Cross bred animals and highly advance war machines? ok so that doesn't sound so good but trust me it is amazing in the book. Plus I'm sure there are much more peaceful inventions in that alternate history, but the story takes place during World War I so of course there will be a lot of tanks and ships. It would also be cool to have seen what would have happen if the Archduke's children were legitimate heirs to the Austrian throne. I can't say the world would be better per say, as there will still be war and death but it would be ALOT more interesting for Europe and the world.

3)Anna Nguyen: Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch and 1994/15=132 The Blade Itself (The First Law) by Joe Abercrombie
4)Hunger by Micheal Grant and Mega Disasters
5)Momo by Micheal Ende and The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
6)Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas, Walt Disney Company
7)Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen read by Stina Nielsen
8)Initials: AN: Australia: While I live (Ellie Chronicles #1) by John Marsden and N: Norway: Kristen Lavransadatter by Sigrid Undset
9)Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher, HW assignment: TBD
10)The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

20 Point Tasks
1)Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
2) Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen TBD
3)The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

25 Point Tasks
1)Seasons by Robert Frost and The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
2)The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson and The Blue Sword by Robin Mckinley
3)Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
4)Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
5)Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
6)Team of Rivals: The political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kerns
7)TBD, Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay, and The Marvelous Effect by Troy Cle
8)Fledgling: JASON STEED by Mark A. Cooper, Great Call of CHINA by Cynthia Liu, Perdido Street STATION by China Mieville
9)The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
10)Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

30 Point Tasks
1)Prospero Children by Jan Siegel and Assassin's aprrentice by Robin Hobb

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message 50: by Erin (new)

Erin Carney | 118 comments Finished:

15.4 - READ: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins & WATCHED: I Am Legend


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