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message 1: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 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
Pages for this Task
Books for this Task (optional)
Total Points
Total Pages
Total Books (optional)


message 2: by Diana S (last edited Mar 31, 2016 06:45PM) (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
Scoreboard

Most Points
Bethany - 9
Marilyn - 9
Sam F - 11
**Julie - 10
Diana S - 13 (pass)
Tessa - 1
Linda C - 9

Most Pages
**Bethany - 3424
Marilyn - 2720
Sam F - 4358
Julie - 2508
Diana S - 3822 (pass)
Tessa - 240
Linda C - 3005


message 3: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 1.1 World Book Day (3/3)
Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

Points: 1
Pages: 281


message 4: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 436 comments 1.4 National Goof Off Day
Read any book of your choice.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff by Lauren Groff--391 pages

Points: 1
Pages: 391

Total Points: 1
Total Pages: 391


message 5: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 1.3 When Irish Eyes are Smiling

In honor of St. Patrick's Day
Read a book with a MC that is Irish or the book is set in Ireland.

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan– Her dad is Irish.

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 266

Total points - 1
Total pages - 266


message 6: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 07, 2016 05:40AM) (new)

Julie ( * Waiting to get my Readerboard name added )

1.7 (Bethany's Task) Spring Break is Too Short!
Read a "short" book (between 150-300 pgs)

Last Resort: A Memoir
Linwood Barclay

231 pgs .

My Review :
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Points this task - 1
March total - 1


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

1.4 National Goof Off Day
Read any book of your choice.

Operation Ironman: One Man's Four Month Journey from Hospital Bed to Ironman Triathlon
George Mahood

316 pgs ( Kindle )

My Review :
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Points this task -1
March points total - 2


message 8: by Diana S (last edited Mar 08, 2016 02:29PM) (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
What a great start for March! Bethany, Marilyn, Sam F, and Julie, you are now on the scoreboard.


message 9: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 10, 2016 09:34AM) (new)

2.3 (Sam F's task) March 8th is International Women's Day.
To celebrate, read two books

1. Read a book that is a biography, memoir or auto-biography about a woman.
In The Backwoods of Nowhere
Nancy Blankenship Owen

228 pgs

My Review - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


2. Read a book that has the name of a woman in the title.
Jake & Clara: Scandal, Politics, Hollywood, and Murder
David R. Stokes

348 pgs
(amazon link --
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018... )

couldn't find page number on Goodreads )

My review :
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Pages 1,123

Points this task - 2
March points - 4


message 10: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 436 comments 1.7 (Bethany's Task) Spring Break is Too Short!
Read a "short" book (between 150-300 pgs)
Stella Bain by Anita Shreve Stella Bain by Anita Shreve--272 pages

Points: 1
Pages: 272

Total Points: 2
Total Pages: 663


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

2.1 Opposites Attract
Read Two Books
First, pick two words that are opposites.
example: up & down, boy & girl, etc...
Then find a book title for each of the words. The word cannot be used in a subtitle.

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
Susan Gregg Gilmore

Pgs ---- 293

Review ---https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


A King in a Court of Fools
Larry Enright

Pgs ----200

Review ----https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Points this task -- 2

March points - 6
Page total --- 1616 ( if my math was right -- I tried to do it in my head )


I used Queen/ King as my opposites . If those don't suit, I can delete this set of books .

Thanks


message 12: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
Queen/King works :) You're doing great Julie!


message 13: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 2.4 (Sam F's task) This year, Easter is also in March.
Read two books

1. Read a book with a main character who demonstrates courage.

The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon - such incredible courage when faced with an unbearable living situation.

2. Read a book with something on the cover that represents Easter to you (e.g. a bonnet, basket, cross, bunny, eggs, pastel colours, lilies, lambs, etc.)

Katherine by Anya Seton - Katherine by Anya Seton– Cover has lovely spring flowers

Points this task - 2
Pages this task - 960

Total points - 3
Total pages - 1226


message 14: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
The Story of Beautiful Girl - A Great Book! :D


message 15: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 436 comments 1.3 When Irish Eyes are Smiling
In honor of St. Patrick's Day
Read a book with a MC that is Irish or the book is set in Ireland.

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom--3/14/16--the main character, Lavinia, was an indentured servant from Ireland--369 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 369

Total points: 3
Total pages: 1032


message 16: by Diana S (last edited Mar 15, 2016 07:09PM) (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
Hi Marilyn,
Have you heard that Kathleen Grissom is coming out with another book in April.
Glory over Everything Beyond The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House
Sounds like another great read!


message 17: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
*** Check out this month's Q & C. This is a Surprise! :D


message 18: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 17, 2016 04:56AM) (new)

SURPRISE
1.4 National Goof Off Day
Read any book of your choice.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
by
Phaedra Patrick
3-16-16

Points this task - 1
Pages this book - 336

March points -- 7
Total pages --- 1952


message 19: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 17, 2016 04:57AM) (new)

SURPRISE
Task 1.7 Read a short book

Don't Get Me Started, We'll Be Here All Day:
By Alex Cotton
3-16-16

133 pgs.

Points 1
Pgs 133

Total points. 8
March pages. 2085


message 20: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 436 comments 1.7 Surprise Task(Bethany's Task) Spring Break is Too Short!
Read a "short" book (between 150-300 pgs)

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison--3/16/16--296 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 296

Total points: 4
Total pages: 1328


message 21: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 436 comments 1.1 World Book Day
Read a "Children" book. (it must be at least 100 pages)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1) by Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney--3/17/16--217 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 217

Total points: 5
Total pages: 1545


message 22: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 1.1 World Book Day (3/3)

Read a "Children" book. (it must be at least 100 pages)

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell - 208 pages

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 208

Total points -43
Total pages - 1434


message 23: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
1.1 World Book Day
Children" book
The BFG by Roald Dahl (3/18/16) 3.5 ★★★ 272 pp.

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 272 pp.


message 24: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
Hooray! I'm finally on this month's scoreboard :D


message 25: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 808 comments Hi all,
Just a little check-in with you. I'm on a cruise all month and will be back on the 22nd. I have been reading stuff on my kindle but have limited internet access. When I get back I will sit at the computer and figure whether I read anything that matches any of the tasks this month. Good reading everyone.


message 26: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 436 comments 1.6 Celebrate The Author
Read any book written by Rainbow Rowell.
Bonus Point: If you read a second book by the author.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell--3/19/16--328 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 328

Total points: 6
Total pages: 1873


message 27: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 691 comments TESSA

Task 1.7 - Bethany's Spring Break is Too Short

Book between 150-300 pages
The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam ✔ – 04Mar16 (240 pg)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 240

Total points earned - 1
Total pages read - 240



message 28: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
Linda C wrote: "Hi all,
Just a little check-in with you. I'm on a cruise all month and will be back on the 22nd. I have been reading stuff on my kindle but have limited internet access. When I get back I will sit ..."


Hi Linda! What Fun! :)


message 29: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "TESSA

Task 1.7 - Bethany's Spring Break is Too Short

Book between 150-300 pages
The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam ✔ – 04Mar16 (240 pg)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 24..."


Hi Tessa, You are now on the scoreboard :)
Hope all is better :)


message 30: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
1.3 When Irish Eyes are Smiling
(MC that is Irish & set in Ireland)
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (3/20/16) 300 pp.

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 300

Total Points: 2
Total Pages: 572


message 31: by Diana S (last edited Mar 21, 2016 10:47PM) (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
1.5 Reading Through the Alphabet (authors)
"Y" - Yovanoff, Brenna - Paper Valentine (3/15/16) 304 pp.

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 304

Total Points: 3
Total Pages: 876


message 32: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
2.4 (Sam F's task) This year, Easter is also in March.
1. MC demonstrates courage.
Showed courage while trying to find out why her best friend killed herself
The S-Word by Chelsa Pitcher (3/19/16) 304 pp.

2. Easter to you
pastel colours and spring flowers on the cover
The Glass Kitchen A Novel of Sisters by Linda Francis Lee The Glass Kitchen: A Novel of Sisters by Linda Francis Lee (3/11/16) 384 pp.

Points Earned: 2
Pages Read: 688

Total Points: 5
Total Pages: 1564


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

2.4 (Sam F's task) This year, Easter is also in March.
Read two books

1. Read a book with a main character who demonstrates courage.
Alligator Candy: A Memoir Alligator Candy A Memoir by David Kushner
David Kushner
3-17-16
5 stars

256 pgs
The author's 11 year old brother was kidnapped and murdered when the author was only 4 . Growing up, he was sheltered from all the details of the crime , but as an adult, one of the killers was up for parole.
The author decides to find out more about the case and attend the parole hearing so that he can protest the release of the killer.
I think that would have taken a LOT of courage .


2. Read a book with something on the cover that represents Easter to you (e.g. a bonnet, basket, cross, bunny, eggs, pastel colours, lilies, lambs, etc.)
The Wrong Shade of Yellow by Margaret Eleanor Leigh
The Wrong Shade of Yellow
Margaret Eleanor Leigh
(Audiobook )
3-17-16
4 stars

167 pgs .

This book reminded me of daffodils, since the cover is almost all the same color, plus there's a bike on the cover, which means spring weather is coming and we can get outside soon to do outdoor things like riding bikes .

Points this task -2
Pgs this task -- 423


Total March points -- 10
Total pages ----2508


message 34: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 436 comments 1.2 Mario Day (3/10)
(Donkey Kong/Mario Brothers fame)
Read a book whose author's first name initial is in Luigi and their last name initial is Mario.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty--3/22/16-- 396 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 396

Total points: 7
Total pages: 2269


message 35: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 3.1 (Bethany's task) It's Book Fair Time!
Read Three Books

1. Peace--read a book NOT set during a war or revolution.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - set in modern day suburb of London

2. Love--read a book where a main character is in a happy relationship (through at least 75% of the book).

Bossypants by Tina Fey - she marries and seems happy throughout the book


3. Read any young adult book.

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

Points this task - 3
Pages this task – 1 419

Total points -7
Total pages – 2 853


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

1.2 Mario Day (3/10)
(Donkey Kong/Mario Brothers fame)
Read a book whose author's first name initial is in Luigi and their last name initial is Mario.


The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer
The Midnight Assassin Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth
by
Skip Hollandsworth

My review :
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

3-22-16

sk I p
hOllandsworth


Points this task -1
pgs - 336


Points to date - 11
Pgs to date - 2844


message 37: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 808 comments I'm back!

Task 1.4 National Goof Off Day
Read any book of your choice.
Optical Delusions in Deadwood (Deadwood, #2) - Ann Charles (4 stars) 3/11/16 [432]
Surprise Repeat
Nearly Departed in Deadwood (Deadwood, #1) - Ann Charles (4 stars) 3/9/16 [376]

1.7 (Bethany's Task) Spring Break is Too Short!
Read a "short" book (between 150-300 pgs)
Resurrection in Mudbug (Ghost in Law mystery, #4) - Jana DeLeon (4 stars) 3/21/16 [259]
Surprise Repeat
Missing in Mudbug (Ghost in Law mystery, #5) - Jana DeLeon (4 stars) 3/23/16 [210]

Points these tasks - 4
Pages these tasks - 1277



message 38: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 436 comments Surprise Task: 1.4 National Goof Off Day
Read any book of your choice.
The Oregon Trail A New American Journey by Rinker Buck The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck--3/8/16--451 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 451

Total points: 8
Total pages: 2720


message 39: by Diana S (last edited Mar 24, 2016 02:46PM) (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
Julie wrote: "1.2 Mario Day (3/10)
(Donkey Kong/Mario Brothers fame)
Read a book whose author's first name initial is in Luigi and their last name initial is Mario.


[book:The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal,..."


Sorry Julie, but your chosen author doesn't qualify for this task. Author's first name initial must start with either L-U -G - or I and last name initial must start with either M -A -R -I or O . :(


message 40: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 24, 2016 03:07PM) (new)

Diana S wrote: "Julie wrote: "1.2 Mario Day (3/10)
(Donkey Kong/Mario Brothers fame)
Read a book whose author's first name initial is in Luigi and their last name initial is Mario.


[book:The Midnight Assassin: P..."


Sorry . I read it wrong -- I thought it meant those letters needed to be someplace in the author's first and last name .


message 41: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
Linda C wrote: "I'm back!

Task 1.4 National Goof Off Day
Read any book of your choice.
Optical Delusions in Deadwood (Deadwood, #2) - Ann Charles (4 stars) 3/11/16 [432]
Surprise Repeat
[book:Near..."


Glad you're back!
Linda, you are now on the scoreboard.


message 42: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
1.4 National Goof Off Day
any book
The Real Girl's Kitchen by Haylie Duffy (3/23/16) 240 pp.

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 240

Total Points: 6
Total Pages: 1804


message 43: by Bethany (last edited Mar 25, 2016 05:53AM) (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 3.1 (Bethany's task) It's Book Fair Time!
1. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by PD James (287 pgs)
2. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat (312 pgs)
3. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (391 pgs)

Points: 3
Pages: 990
Total Points:4
Total pages: 1271


message 44: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 2.2 Spring is Here
1. Rook by Sharon Cameron (456 pgs)
2. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert (384 pgs)

Points: 2
Pages: 840

Total points: 6
Total Pages: 2111


message 45: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 1.5 Reading Through the Alphabet (authors)
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Oh my goodness, this book was amazing.

Points: 1
Pages: 720

Total points: 7
Total pages: 2831


message 46: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 808 comments Task 3.1 (Bethany's task) It's Book Fair Time!

1. Peace--read a book NOT set during a war or revolution.
A Taste Of Heaven - Alexis Harrington (4 stars) 3/12/16 [352] set in 1887 MT

2. Love--read a book where a main character is in a happy relationship (through at least 75% of the book).
Murder At The Lake (Allison Aldridge mystery, #3) - Helen Goodman (4 stars) 3/3/16 [250] main couple are engaged and planning wedding throughout the book

3. Read any young adult book.
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) - Melissa Meyer (5 stars) 3/28/16 [390]

Points this task - 3
Pages this tasks - 992

Total points - 7
Total pages - 2269



message 47: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
1.1 World Book Day
Children" book
Suprise Task
All Four Stars by Tara Dairman (3/26/16) 288 pp.

1.4 National Goof Off Day
any book
Surprise Task
The EveryGirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness: How I Learned to Eat Right, Dropped 40 Pounds, and Took Control of My Life-- And How You Can Too! by Maria Menounos (3/28/16) 304 pp.

Points Earned: 2
Pages Read: 592

Total Points 8
Total Pages 2396


message 48: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
2.2 Spring is Here
1. Birds
I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora (3/24/16) 176 pp.
2. Flowers
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (3/27/16) 219 pp.

Points Earned: 2
Pages Read: 395

Total Points: 10
Total Pages: 2711


message 49: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
3.1 (Bethany's task) It's Book Fair Time!

1. Peace--NOT set during a war or revolution.
The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith (3/7/16) 247 pp.

2. Love--MC is in a happy relationship (75%)
Mr. & Mrs. Nutmouse were very happy together throughout the book
Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn (3/29/16) 512 pp.

3. YA Book
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (3/6/16) 352 pp.

Points Earned: 3
Pages Read: 1111

Total Points 13
Total Points 3822


message 50: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2012 comments Mod
Bonus Point goes to Marilyn for her mini review on Eleanor & Park.


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