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message 1: by Dlmrose (last edited May 31, 2016 04:31AM) (new)

Dlmrose | 17209 comments Mod
The Summer 2016 challenge will begin at 00:00, ET June 1, 2016, and end at midnight, 24:00, ET, August 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 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 rules and FAQs 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 How-to and 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 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 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, 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 Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (cynthiabaxter) | 704 comments CYNBAXTER...guess what I was doing instead of sleeping, lol

Task # 5.07 – Purple Reign

Book 1: Word in title/subtitle: King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Duke, Duchess, Marquess, Marchioness, Earl, Countess, Viscount, Viscountess, Baron, Baroness.

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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 3: by Kaora (new)

Kaora (ophelja) | 1056 comments Allison I

15.3 - June, July and August
Option 2 Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane

**Big Book at 512 pages
**Dennis Lehane is a GRA

Points: 15
GRA: 1
Big Book: 1


message 4: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (balletbookworm) | 945 comments Readerboard name: BALLETBOOKWORM

5.7 - Purple Reign
I read Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt.

Previous point total: 0
New points this post: 5
Total points: 5

New tasks completed in this post: 1
Total tasks: 1

GO tickets this post: 0
Total GO: 0
Big Book tickets this post: 0
Total Big Books: 0


message 5: by Chandni (last edited Jun 01, 2016 04:28PM) (new)

Chandni (chandnin31) | 336 comments CHANDNI

10.6 - June 8 is "Name Your Poison" day.

Read a book with "crime" as a main page genre. Genre can be standalone or embedded.

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

[POINTS]
This Post: 10
Total Points: 10
Books Read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1


message 6: by Alisha Marie (new)

Alisha Marie (endlesswonderofreading) | 107 comments 5.6 - Abstract Design

When We Collided by Emery Lord - When We Collided - Emery Lord

Points this Post: 5
Total Points: 5


message 7: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella | 234 comments 5.10 - School's Out!
Read a book of your choice.
Book read: Emília no País da Gramática by Monteiro Lobato
*NOT found in AR; Claiming an Golden Oldie, as it was first published in 1934*

10.10. Can You Read the Top Row?
Read a book with a person wearing glasses or sunglasses (on his or her eyes) on the cover.
Book read: As Mentiras Que os Homens Contam by Luís Fernando Veríssimo
This edition has a cover that's easier to see the glasses: As mentiras que os homens contam by Luis Fernando Verissimo

Points this post: 15


message 8: by Suzanne (last edited Jun 01, 2016 05:59PM) (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo


5.1 - A Different View -
Read a book found on the Books With Multiple Perspectives list. Required: State which page the book you chose can be found on when you post.


And Then There Were None - page 1 - first printed in 1939, this qualifies for a Golden Oldie ticket.

5.2 - Cubism - Read a book that is identified on Goodreads as #3 or #6 in a series.

Tourist Trap ID'd on its GR main page as (The Rebecca Schwartz Series, Book #3)

30.2 - Jonquil’s Task: It looked different the last time I was here... - Book 1: Read a book set predominantly (at least 80%) in one community during one season of the year: spring, summer, fall or winter. Book 2: Read a book set in the same community set during a different season of the year.

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn - Boston, summer

Now & Then - Boston, autumn

Points this task: 40
Total points: 40
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 1
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 4
Tasks completed: 3


message 9: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

5.1 - A Different View
Books With Multiple Perspectives page 1 #69

MG+ - BL: 5.1 - AR Pts: 10.0

The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman
Paperback, 327 pages 6/1

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Books posted: 1
Tasks complete: 1
Pages this post: 327
Total pages as of this post: 327


message 10: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

5.2 - Cubism
#3 in a series (Apache Protectors #3)

Tribal Law
Jenna Kernan
Paperback, 288 pages

Points this post: 5
Total points: 10
Books posted: 2
Tasks complete: 2
Pages this post: 288
Total pages as of this post: 615


message 11: by Stacy (new)

Stacy | 102 comments SSKrout

5.4 -- In The Shadows

The Jewish Book of Why
Hardback, 326 pages

Big Book Ticket request: 1
Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Books posted: 1
Tasks completed: 1
Pages this post: 326
Total pages as of this post: 326


message 12: by Jade (new)

Jade (miss_jade) | 28 comments 10.7. "Give me your tired, your poor,........"

Page one on immigrant literature list

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan by Amy Tan

Points: 10
Total points: 10


message 13: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella | 234 comments 10.9. Smile
Read a book with Humor or Funny or Comedy as a main page genre.
Book read: Comédias para se Ler na Escola by Luís Fernando Veríssimo

Points this post: 10
Total points: 25


message 14: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella | 234 comments 15.5 - Summer in the City
Read a book with a genre on its main book page that contains "urban".
Book read: Lover Revealed by J. R. Ward
*I claim a BB ticket as this edition has 512 pages*

Points this post: 15
Total points: 40


message 15: by Stacy (new)

Stacy | 102 comments Stacy wrote: "SSKrout

5.4 -- In The Shadows

The Jewish Book of Why
Hardback, 326 pages

I withdrew the big ticket request because I realized the needs more pages for that.
Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Books posted: 1
Tasks completed: 1
Pages thi..."



message 16: by Nick (last edited Jun 02, 2016 05:48AM) (new)

Nick (doily) | 2316 comments Nick KY

5.5 Abstract Nouns. I read Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. I read 250 pages of this 576 page novel before the challenge began.

The abstract noun in the title is "Freedom."

CLAIM ONE BIG BOOK for Freedom at 576 pages.

Points This Post: 5
Total Points So Far: 5
Big Books So Far: 500+ (1)


message 17: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo


10.1. Another Kind of Trip -
Read a book from Best Reality Warping Fiction REQUIRED: Specify in your post the page of the list on which your book is found.


Deathbird Stories is on page 1.


Points this task: 10
Total points: 50
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 1
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 5
Tasks completed: 4


message 18: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (cynthiabaxter) | 704 comments CYNBAXTER

Task # 10.10 – Can You Read the Top Row?

Book 1: Person wearing glasses or sunglasses on the cover

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

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 19: by Rebecca NJ (new)

Rebecca NJ (njreader) | 934 comments Readerboard Name - Rebecca NJ


5.7 - Purple Reign
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
This book has "Princess" in the title
According to AR BookFinder: IL: UG
Link to MMP edition: Journal d'une princesse

This post: 5 points
Total points to date: 5 points
Tasks completed: 1
** Electing to not track Golden Oldies and Big Books this season **


message 20: by Jen (new)

Jen Scott | 425 comments Jen UT

25.4 - MegSCL's task: A pair of opposites

Book 1: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Short: 191 pages, Older: published in 1943, Stand-alone

Book 2: The One by Kiera Cass
Long: 323 pages, Newer: published in 2014, Series

Points this post: 25
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Total points: 25


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Bramble | 177 comments SarahBR
10.3 Time For a Vacation
Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain. This book is mainly set in Sydney Australia one of the top 25 tourist destinations fulfilling the task.

Points this task: 10
Total points: 10
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1


message 22: by Jennlynn (new)

Jennlynn (jennlynn72) | 30 comments Jennlynn

10:10 - Person wearing glasses/sunglasses on the cover
Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education
Creative Schools The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education by Ken Robinson
(Approved on the "Not Really For Kids" thread: post 148 - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...)

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10


message 23: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

5.3 - Action!
Adventure 181 users

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
John Flanagan
Paperback, 490 pages 6/2

Points this post: 5
Total points: 15
Books posted: 3
Tasks complete: 3
Pages this post: 490
Total pages as of this post: 1105


message 24: by Kaity (new)

Kaity | 375 comments Kait

5.4 - In the Shadows
A book with a Jewish main character, about Jewish culture or about the Jewish experience, or one that is written by a Jewish author.
The Law of Attraction by N.M. Silber -- According to her GR page, the author 'is a proud Jewish mother'; I read the kindle ebook edition, here is the paperback: The Law of Attraction



Points This Post: 5
Big Book Tickets This Post: 0
Golden Oldies This Post: 0

Total Points: 5
Total Big Book Tickets: 0
Total Golden Oldies: 0


message 25: by Amy (new)

Amy (azulaco) | 259 comments Amy O.

10.6.June 8 is "Name Your Poison" day. - book with "crime" genre on main page (standalone or embedded)
Big Jack by J.D. Robb


Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0


message 26: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

5.4 - In the Shadows
Jewish main character, about Jewish culture and about the Jewish experience: "Lauren Yanofsky doesn't want to be Jewish anymore."

Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust
Leanne Lieberman
Paperback, 227 pages 6/2

Points this post: 5
Total points: 20
Books posted: 4
Tasks complete: 4
Pages this post: 227
Total pages as of this post: 1332


message 27: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1109 comments SCHATZIE

5.4 - In the Shadows
--Jewish culture

The Ritual Bath
--the plot takes place in a Jewish community and the author is Jewish.

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20.10 - Group Reads
--my 2 cents can be found here in msg #3: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Katie Up and Down the Hall: The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors into a Family


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Points this post: 25
TOTAL POINTS: 25


message 28: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo


25.3 - Maya's Task : Make it Pretty -
Option Two | Crazy Shapes - read a book that has a square, circle, or heart on the cover. Required: If you choose option two, you must also include the cover of the book when you post.


A Shilling for Candles (Alan Grant) by Josephine Tey A Shilling for Candles - first printed in 1936, this qualifies for a Golden Oldie ticket.

Option Six | Signature - read a book in which the first letter of the first word in the title matches any letter in your Readerboard name.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Crime


Points this task: 25
Total points: 75
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 2
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 7
Tasks completed: 5


message 29: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella | 234 comments 15.6 - Picasso, Miro and Rothko
Read a book by an author who has a name than ENDS in O.
Book read: Diálogos Impossíveis by Luís Fernando Veríssimo

Points this post: 15
Total points: 55


message 30: by Chandni (new)

Chandni (chandnin31) | 336 comments CHANDNI

15.5 - Summer in the City

Read a book with a genre on its main book page that contains "urban" such as urban legends, urban, urban-fantasy, urban-planning, urbanism.

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs.

Contains urban fantasy as a main page genre.

[POINTS]
This Post: 15
Total Points: 25
Books Read: 2
Completed Tasks: 2


message 31: by Christine (new)

Christine | 685 comments Christine V

10.7. "Give me your tired, your poor,........"
Exodus, which is currently on page 1 of the Immigrant Experience Literature list.

I read the indicated audio edition. The top MMP establishes a page count of 599 pages.
***Claiming 1 Big Book Ticket***

Points this post: 10
Big Book Tickets this post: 1

Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0 (Total BB tickets=1)


message 32: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (balletbookworm) | 945 comments Readerboard name: BALLETBOOKWORM

15.5 - Summer in the City
I read Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh (mass market paperback). "Fantasy>Urban Fantasy" is the fifth genre on the main page.

Previous point total: 5
New points this post: 15
Total points: 20

New tasks completed in this post: 1
Total tasks: 2

GO tickets this post: 0
Total GO: 0
Big Book tickets this post: 0
Total Big Books: 0


message 33: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella | 234 comments 5.6 - Abstract Design
Read a book with an abstract cover design.
Book read: Toda Nudez Será Castigada by Nelson Rodrigues by Nelson Rodrigues

Points this post: 5
Total points: 60


message 34: by Mai (new)

Mai (jeanphoenix) | 386 comments Mai

10.2. Bobble heads

Read a book set in outer space

Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Golden Oldies: 0


message 35: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3290 comments Andy P.
Task # 10.5.But watch out - it's hurricane season!

Read a book whose author shares a name with one of the 2016 hurricane names- Atlantic hurricane Julia
Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller byJulia Keller
Points this post: 10
Total points: 10


message 36: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (cynthiabaxter) | 704 comments CYNBAXTER

Task # 5.05 – Abstract Nouns

Book 1: Abstract noun in the title/subtitle.

Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian – I chose the abstract noun “Kindness” from the Examples of Abstract Nouns list

Points this post: 5 points
Total points to date = 20 points

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


message 37: by Jessica (last edited Jun 03, 2016 08:20AM) (new)

Jessica (bookwrm526) | 1255 comments Bookwrm526

Task #15.8 - Commencement
Read a book with the genre "New Adult" on its main page. I read Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker.

Points this post: 15
Points so far: 15


message 38: by Denise (new)

Denise | 445 comments 15.4 - The Gift of Life- Donate Blood

I chose Option 2: Read ONE book that fulfills both Book A: Read a book with "blood" intact in a word in the title or subtitle and Book B: Read a book by an author whose name contains ALL the letters A B O.

The Blooding by Joseph Wambaugh

Task total=15
Season total=15


message 39: by Nick (last edited Jun 03, 2016 02:27PM) (new)

Nick (doily) | 2316 comments Nick KY

10.6 Name your Poison. I read The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle, “Crime” as GR genre

Points This Post: 10
Total Points So Far: 15


message 40: by Chandni (new)

Chandni (chandnin31) | 336 comments CHANDNI

15.8 - Commencement
Read a book with the genre "New Adult" on its main book page.

I Was Here by Gayle Forman

[POINTS]
This Post: 15
Total Points: 40
Books Read: 3
Completed Tasks: 3


message 41: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

5.5 - Abstract Nouns
Death

Death Is A Relative Thing
Holly Patrone
Paperback, 194 pages 6/3

Points this post: 5
Total points: 25
Books posted: 5
Tasks complete: 5
Pages this post: 194
Total pages as of this post: 1526


message 42: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1300 comments Post #1

5.2 - Cubism

Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy #3)

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
Books read: 1
Tasks Done: 1


message 43: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella | 234 comments I'll switch books of task 5.6. Instead of Toda Nudez Será Castigada, I'll use Viúva, Porém Honesta (already approved in the help thread).

[NO NEW POINTS] 5.6. Abstract Design
Read a book with an abstract cover design.
Book read: Viúva, Porém Honesta by Nelson Rodrigues by Nelson Rodrigues

10.3. Time for vacation
Read a book set at least 50% in one of the top 25 vacation destinations.
Book read: Vestido de Noiva by Nelson Rodrigues (it's set in Rio de Janeiro)
*Claiming Golden Oldie ticket as it was first published in 1943*

20.1 - Most Improved - Sarah E's task: Periodically challenged
Read one book, spell out one word of at least 3 letters from the title or subtitle of your book using the symbols of the chemical elements.
Book read: Toda Nudez Será Castigada by Nelson Rodrigues
toda nudez SERÁ castigada
Se. Selenium
Ra. Radium

Points this post: 30
Total points: 90


message 44: by Pamela (new)

Pamela (pamela3265) | 979 comments Pamela3265

5.7 - Purple Reign

The Duke's Obsession by Sandra Owens - Ebook approved in this post: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

15.6 - Picasso, Miro and Rothko

The Bargain by Mary Jo Putney


Points this post: 20
Total Points: 20
Golden Oldie books this post:
Total Golden Oldie books:
Big Book Tickets this post: 0
Total Big Book Tickets:
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 45: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (ebpnd17) | 697 comments Elizabeth P

Task 5.6 - Abstract Design
Blocks of geometric color on cover

Armada by Ernest Cline by Ernest Cline

Points this Post: 5
Total Points: 5
Total Tasks: 1
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0
Total Books: 1


message 46: by Donna (last edited Jun 03, 2016 10:01PM) (new)

Donna | 1109 comments SCHATZIE


30.8 - Beth NC's task: Cards Against Humanity (The Book Version)

Book 1:
In the L.A. County Jail, word is you can trade 200 cigarettes for Loving Frank

Book 2:
You are not alone. Millions of people struggle with Redshirts every day.


Points this post: 30
TOTAL POINTS: 55


message 47: by Mai (new)

Mai (jeanphoenix) | 386 comments Mai

5.3 - Action!

Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together by Shannon Watters

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Golden Oldies: 0


message 48: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo


20.3 - Best Review - Terri FL's task: New house -
Option A: Read a book with a title that could evoke your response to the following question: My ideal house or location to live would be _____________.


Countdown City



Points this task: 20
Total points: 90
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 2
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 8
Tasks completed: 6


message 49: by Jukka (new)

Jukka Särkijärvi (nitessine) | 499 comments JUKKA

10.2. Bobble heads
Book set in outer space or a planet other than Earth.
Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds is set mostly in outer space, a bit on a planet that isn't Earth.

10.3. Time for vacation
Book set in one of the top 25 vacation destinations.
Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke is set entirely in New York

10.8. Happy Birthday
A book that is #2, #4, #24, #40, or #240 in a series.
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke is #2 in Richard Stark's Parker.

Points this post: 30
Big Books this post: 0
Golden Oldies this post: 0

Total Points: 30/1125
Total Books Read: 3
Tasks Completed: 3/62
Big Books Total: 0
Golden Oldies Total: 0


message 50: by Christi (last edited Jun 04, 2016 04:25AM) (new)

Christi Reynard | 370 comments Creynard

5.1 - A Different View
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Host is #9 on the first page of the "Books With Multiple Perspectives" list.
***Claiming 1 Big Book Ticket***
The Host is 620 pages.

30.2 - Jonquil’s Task: It looked different the last time I was here...
Book 1: Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey
Set in Baker City, OR in the summer.
Book 2: MacKenzie Fire by Elle Casey
Set in Baker City, OR in the winter.

Points this post: 35
BB this post: 1

Total Points: 35
BB Total: 1
GO Total: 0


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