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message 1: by Sandy (last edited Feb 28, 2016 10:19AM) (new)

Sandy | 15406 comments Mod
The Spring 2015 challenge will begin at midnight, ET March 1, 2016, and end at midnight, ET, May 31, 2016.

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 any post in this thread!! And if you realize that you made an error in a post, please do not edit it and expect me to see the edited post. 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, you must claim it along with the individual task post and include the date of initial publication.
3. If you are claiming a Big Books ticket, you must claim it along with the individual task post and specifically state that it is a Big Book ticket claim. You must include the number of pages in the book, and a 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, the Not Really for Kids thread, or the Not Really a Comic Book/Graphic Novel 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 Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15406 comments Mod
And the Spring 2016 challenge begins!


message 3: by Jasmiina (new)

Jasmiina F (slipperbunny) | 382 comments Jasmiina F


10.5 - Glenn Frey, Too:
Read a book with a title/subtitle that contains a word of at least 4 letters that can also be found in the lyrics of the band's first single, Take It Easy:

Socrates in Love by Kyōichi Katayama.
Word: Love


Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Golden Oldies this post: 0
Total Golden Oldies: 0
Big Book Tickets this post:
Total Big Book Tickets:
BBooks - 500+: 0
BBooks - 750+: 0
BBooks - 1000+: 0


message 4: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo


5.1 - Marilyn Diptych by Andy Warhol -
Read a book by an author who, at the time you select your book, is deceased.

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

5.4 -A Bigger Splash by David Hockney - Read a book with a word in the title or subtitle that ends in -ER. NO plurals, possessives or other forms; the word must terminate in -ER.

Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip-Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

5.5 - Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein - Read a book with the genre Sequential Art, comics or manga on the GR main page.

All-New X-Men, Vol. 1: Yesterday's X-Men

5.9 Triple Elvis 1963 by Andy Warhol - Read a book that is identified on Goodreads as #3 in a series. Whole numbers only.

Supernatural: Bone Key (Supernatural #3)


Points this task: 20
Total points: 20
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 4
Tasks completed: 4


message 5: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella | 234 comments 10.7 - Happy Pi Day
Read a book with the letters "PI" found together, in order, and intact in the title/subtitle or the author's name.
Book read: Princesa Adormecida by Paula Pimenta

Points this post: 10


message 6: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments 5.5 - Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein-

Read a book with the genre Sequential Art, comics or manga on the GR main page.

read The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Byeby Robert Kirkman

points this post-5
Total points-5


message 7: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (cynthiabaxter) | 677 comments CYNBAXTER

Task # 5.02 – Whaam! by Roy Lichtenstein

Book 1: Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach – The word “Gulp” is an onomatopoeia

Points this post: 5 points
Total points to date = 05 points

BB tickets this post: 0
Total BB tickets to date: 0
GOLDEN OLDIE this post: 0
Total “GOLDIE” tickets to date: 0


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Readerboard name: MASOODAH

Task 5.4 - A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

Read a book with a word in the title or subtitle that ends in -ER. NO plurals, possessives or other forms; the word must terminate in -ER.

Book - The Catcher in the Rye - The word "Catcher" ends in ER

Points this post: 5
Total points to date: 5

Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0

Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1


message 9: by Mary (new)

Mary | 455 comments Mary P

15.3. Still Flying.........
Option 2 Read one book that satisfies both criteria for option 1.
Feels Like the First Time by Shawn Inmon.
Song = " And I Like It "

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15


message 10: by Whitnie (new)

Whitnie | 281 comments Reader Name: Whitnie I

5.4 -A Bigger Splash by David Hockney
Read a book with a word in the title or subtitle that ends in -ER. NO plurals, possessives or other forms; the word must terminate in -ER.

Hellblazer, Vol. 2: The Devil You Know

Points this post: 5
Big Books this post: 0
Golden Oldies this post: 0

Total Points: 5
Books Read: 1
Tasks Complete: 1
Big Books Total: 0
Golden Oldies Total: 0


message 11: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo


5.3 - Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol -
Read a book with a "good" rating of 3.5 or above. As ratings can change, note the book's rating at the time you select your book.

The Shape Shifter by Tony Hillerman - rating 3.96 when selected on 2/13/16



Points this task: 05
Total points: 25
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 5
Tasks completed: 5


message 12: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1360 comments LAUREN JODI

5.5 - Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein

Sequential Art genre on the main page (1238 users):

Locke & Key, Volume 2: Head Games by Joe Hill

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Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 5/875
Total Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1/53


message 13: by Papermaker (new)

Papermaker | 146 comments 5.5 - Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein

I completed The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen


Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 5/875
Total Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1/53


message 14: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 357 comments COMPLETED

5.7 - Flag by Jasper Johns
Read a book with a genre that contains "Retellings" on its main book page.

Book read: Fairest by Marissa Meyer



15.5. No More Snow!
Read a book containing all the letters of SPRING in its title/subtitle.

Book read: This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike. by Augusten Burroughs
SPRING: This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.




Points this post : 20
Total points : 20
Total books read : 2
Tasks completed : 2


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

MASOODAH

5.5 - Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein

Read a book with the genre Sequential Art, comics or manga on the GR main page.

Book - Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 1 Kimi ni Todoke From Me to You, Vol. 1 by Karuho Shiina

Points this post: 5
Total points to date: 10/875

Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0

Books read: 2
Tasks completed: 2


message 16: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments 5.9 Triple Elvis 1963 by Andy Warhol

Read a book that is identified on Goodreads as #3 in a series. Whole numbers only.

read If I Should Die by Amy Plum(Revenants #3)

points this task 5
total points 10/875

books read 2/69
task completed 2/53


message 17: by Jen (new)

Jen Scott | 425 comments Jen UT

5.3 - Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist

10.3 - It's So Surreal

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Found on page 2.

Points this post: 15
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Total points: 15


message 18: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (ebpnd17) | 696 comments Elizabeth P

Task 10.9 - March Madness

Book by an author with the same letter initials

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare - CC

Points this Post: 10
Total Points: 10
Total Tasks: 1
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0
Total Books: 1


message 19: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo


25.4 - Nick KY’s Task: Pop Voices -
Book 1. Goodreads Voices are Good Minds. Under the link “Explore” dropdown arrow at the top of the Goodreads page, click on “Goodreads Voice.” Then click on “Good Minds Suggest.” Read any book (not necessarily the highlighted one) written by any of the Good Minds authors. REQUIRED: Give the date (month and year) your author was interviewed and the page on which they can be found in the Good Minds section.

Breakdown: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman, interviewed Aug. 2015, page 1

Book 2. Option B. Good Voices. What date was your first book first published? Read a nonfiction book about any musician (singer, instrumentalist, composer, or for purposes of this task a dancer) who was alive on the date of Book 1’s first publication.

Eminent Hipsters by Donald Fagen

Breakdown was first published 2/2/16. Steely Dan cofounder Fagen is currently among the living still.


Points this task: 25
Total points: 50
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 7
Tasks completed: 6


message 20: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 486 comments Reader Name: Daphne

15.6. Light My Fire
Title/Sub: Word FIRE or fire on cover
Teckla (Vlad Taltos, #3) by Steven Brust

Points this task: 15
Total: 15


message 21: by Chandni (new)

Chandni (chandnin31) | 336 comments CHANDNI

15.9. Three/Four/Five
Read a book whose average rating is made up of the numbers 3, 4, and 5.

Minister Without Portfolio by Michael Winter

This book no longer fits the criteria but its rating was 3.33 on Feb 21st, 2016.

[POINTS]
This Post: 15
Total Points: 15
Books Read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1


message 22: by Beth (new)

Beth | 665 comments 10.5 - Glenn Frey, Too
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
IL: MG - BL: 5.5 - AR Pts: 12.0
STONE - word from title that is found in the lyrics for 'Take it Easy'


POINTS: 10


message 23: by Whitnie (new)

Whitnie | 281 comments Reader Name: Whitnie I

5.5 - Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein
Read a book with the genre Sequential Art, comics or manga on the GR main page.

Hellblazer, Vol. 3: The Fear Machine

Points this post: 5
Big Books this post: 0
Golden Oldies this post: 0

Total Points: 10
Books Read: 2
Tasks Complete: 2
Big Books Total: 0
Golden Oldies Total: 0


message 24: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (cynthiabaxter) | 677 comments CYNBAXTER

Task # 10.06 – And Alan Rickman

Book 1: Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp which was the basis for the 1988 movie Die Hard where Alan Rickman played the role of Hans Gruber, a German terrorist and criminal mastermind (the character’s name is Anton “Little Tony” Gruber in the novel)

Points this post: 10 points
Total points to date = 15 points

BB tickets this post: 0
Total BB tickets to date: 0
GOLDEN OLDIE this post: 0
Total “GOLDIE” tickets to date: 0


message 25: by Jen (new)

Jen Scott | 425 comments Jen UT

5.4 - A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee


10.3 - It's So Surreal

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman IL: MG+ - BL: 5.1 - AR Pts: 10.0
Found on page 2

Points this post: 15
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Total points: 20


message 26: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1290 comments Post #1

5.3 - Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol

Read a book with a "good" rating of 3.5 or above.

Dengeki Daisy, Vol. 4 4.45 as of 3/2/16

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5.9 Triple Elvis 1963 by Andy Warhol

Read a book that is identified on Goodreads as #3 in a series.

Dengeki Daisy, Vol. 03

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15.9. Three/Four/Five

Read a book whose average rating is made up of the numbers 3, 4, and 5 (i.e. no other number can be found in it

Dengeki Daisy, Vol. 02 4.45 as of 3/2/16

Points this post: 25
Total: 25
Books read: 3
Tasks Done: 3


message 27: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Bramble | 174 comments SarahBR
30.6 - Donna Jo's Task--Making a Name for Yourself
My name ends in R so I am doing Option 2:
Option 2: Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It by Grace Helbig Graces initials are GH in order her book is 240 pages long resulting in Option 3.
Option 3. I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Loveby Emily Maynard Johnson I said Yes is a title with 3 words within it meeting the requirements for Option 3

Points this post: 30
Total points to date: 30

Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0

Books read: 2
Tasks completed: 1


message 28: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments 5.10 Self-portrait
Read a book of your choice.
read The Walking Dead, Vol. 02: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman

points this task 5
total points 15/875

books read 3/69
task completed 3/53


message 29: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 399 comments VAL TX

15.10. Batter up! - read a book set at least 50% in one of the countries listed above: Book is set in Australia.
Lost & Found by Brooke Davis


This post and total:
Points - 15


message 30: by Meg (new)

Meg (pinchofnutmeg) | 58 comments MegD

10.5 - Glenn Frey, Too
Seven Days in the Art World
Required: "Seven"

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


message 31: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10625 comments Mod
5.5 - Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
Sequential Art > Graphic Novels on the GR main page

Total points: 5


message 32: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (ebpnd17) | 696 comments Elizabeth P

Task 15.10 - Batter Up!

Book set 50%+ in Australia

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Set in Sydney, Australia - shown in metadata

Points this Post: 15
Total Points: 25
Total Tasks: 2
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0
Total Books: 2


message 33: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 486 comments Reader Name: Daphne

10.5 - Glenn Frey, Too
Title/Sub: 4 letter word in
Take It Easy

"Four that wanna own me" THAT
The House That Jack Built

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 25


message 34: by Beth (new)

Beth | 665 comments 30.5 - Dlmrose's task: Call the Grammar Police
Option 2 - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Your in title

Option 3 - A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
Title is entirely red
A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove, #2) by Tessa Dare

POINTS: 40


message 35: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7427 comments Delicious Dee

5.2 - Whaam! by Roy Lichtenstein
Clean Sweep - sweep is found on the S page

Points this Post: 5
Total Points: 5


message 36: by Jonquil (last edited Mar 02, 2016 07:32PM) (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

5.1 - Marilyn Diptych by Andy Warhol
author died June 22, 2008

Napalm & Silly Putty
George Carlin
Hardcover, 272 pages 3/2

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Books posted: 1
Tasks complete: 1
Pages this post: 272
Total pages as of this post: 272


message 37: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1664 comments Oma1229

5.4 -A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

IL: MG - BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 9.0

Claiming Farmer Boy as Golden Oldie. It was published in 1933. I claim one GO ticket

Total Points--- 5/875
Completed Tasks--1/53
GO Books (1)
Big Books 500-750 pages (); 750+pages()



message 38: by Donna (last edited Mar 02, 2016 10:22PM) (new)

Donna | 1109 comments SCHATZIE

5.2 - Whaam! by Roy Lichtenstein
--sound words

Rattlesnake Crossing
word: rattlesnake

5.7 - Flag by Jasper Johns
--retellings genre

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest
genre verified in msg #6 of help thread


10.8 - Hey, Einstein!
--science genre

The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term Health
genre verified in msg #6 in help thread

Post Total: 20 pts
CHALLENGE TOTAL: 20 pts


message 39: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1360 comments LAUREN JODI

5.9 - Triple Elvis 1963 by Andy Warhol

Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb (In Death #3)

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Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 10/875
Total Books Read: 2
Tasks Completed: 2/53


message 40: by Ashley (new)

Ashley ASHLEY OZ

5.4 -A Bigger Splash by David Hockney
Read a book with a word in the title or subtitle that ends in -ER.
The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

POINTS
This Post: 5
Total Points: 5
Books Read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1


message 41: by Laila Jane (last edited Mar 03, 2016 02:35AM) (new)

Laila Jane (axlilxlala) | 2 comments Laila Jane


5.3 - Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol
Task: Read a book with a "good" rating of 3.5 or above
Book: Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker
Read: 03/03/16
How it Fits: Rating of 4.35 on 03/03/16

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
Books Read: 1
Tasks Complete: 1


message 42: by JennRenee (last edited Mar 03, 2016 05:19AM) (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments 10.10 - Tournament of Books
Read a book found on The 2016 Tournament of Books Longlist.

read #23 Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle

points this task 10
total points 25/875

books read 4/69
task completed 4/53


message 43: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 2085 comments Catherine T

Task 5.5 - Drowning Girl

sequential art MPG
Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

Task 10.4 - It's So Surreal
from list - on page one
The Outsider (aka The Stranger) by Albert Camus

Task 20.1 - Pick a Card
I drew the 3 of clubs
The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
3 word title; clubs = contemporary MPG


message 44: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 357 comments Reader name: Maya

5.1 - Marilyn Diptych by Andy Warhol
Read a book by an author who, at the time you select your book, is deceased.

Book read: Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
Required: Terry Pratchett died in 2015, and it is noted in his Goodreads Author Page.



10.3 - It's So Surreal
Read a book found on the first 5 pages of the Popular Surreal Books list.

Book read: John Dies at the End by David wong
Found on: Page 5


Points this post: 15
Points total: 30
Books read: 3
Tasks completed: 3


message 45: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 486 comments Reader name: Daphne

5.9 Triple Elvis 1963 by Andy Warhol
#3 in Series:
The Right Attitude to Rain

20.1 - Most Improved - MegSCL's task: Pick a card
5 of Diamonds: Fantasy/NF/ChickLit - 5 letters/words
Yendi - Fantasy - 5 Letters

Points this post: 25
Total Points: 50


message 46: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

5.2 - Whaam! by Roy Lichtenstein
http://www.onomatopoeialist.com/whisp...

Whispers in the Dark
Kris Bock
Paperback, 220 pages 3/3

Points this post: 5
Total points: 10
Books posted: 2
Tasks complete: 2
Pages this post: 220
Total pages as of this post: 492


message 47: by Fandury (new)

Fandury | 975 comments FANDURY

15.4. Towel Day

Read a book with the main page genre science fiction or fantasy
and
whose author's initials can be found in DOUGLAS ADAMS.

Doctor Who: The Sleep Of Reason by Martin Day

The book has the genre Science Fiction on its main page and the author's initials MD can be found in Douglas adaMs.


Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15
Books Read: 1
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books:500+(0)750+(0)1000+(0)


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

MASOODAH

15.9. Three/Four/Five

Read a book whose average rating is made up of the numbers 3, 4, and 5 (i.e. no other number can be found in it - 3.34 is fine while 2.35 is not).

Stone Bruises Stone Bruises by Simon Beckett

Stone Bruises – Rating as of 3rd March 2016 is 3.45

Points this post: 15
Total points to date: 25

Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0

Books read: 3
Tasks completed: 3


message 49: by Denise (new)

Denise | 445 comments 10.9 - March Madness

Read a book written by an author whose first and last initials are the same.

Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950's by Marijane Meaker

MM initials

+10 task
Season total=10


message 50: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3256 comments Andy P.
Task # Donna Jo's Task--Making a Name for Yourself

Part C. One Book Option.
6. Pick ANY one of the above 5 options and read a book of at least 650 pages that fits. Option 3. Read a book with a two word TITLE. All words count. Do NOT use subtitles or series names.
Turning Angel (Penn Cage, #2) by Greg Iles by Greg Iles (672 p.)

Points this post: 30
Total points: 30


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