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message 1: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2955 comments Mod
Bringing an oldie, but definitely a goodie (see what I did there ;-) ) back!

How many licks does it take? Some of you may or may not know, but now is the time to rack in those points. This will remain similar to the ranking and scoring in the Races and Games. Your challenge is to add in as many possible pages while hitting some delicious, might I add ... Very delicious, rankings.

Over the month of July, it is your challenging goal that you are trying to beat. Let's add those books and pages to your goal list!

The various rankings are as follows:
50- Kid in a Candy Store
100- Lollipop Lover
200- Chocolate Craver
300- Wonka Worker
400- Gumdrop Gals

500- The Silver Ticket
600- Gummy Guys
700- Sour Sally's
800- Rocky Candy Rockstars
900- Juicy Jellies

1000- The Golden Ticket

1500- Candy Collector

The rules are simple. Read as many books and rack in the pages. In case of a tie, you need to also indicate the amount of books your read. If the book is over 500 pages it will count as two points. If it is anything under, it will count as one point.

As long as you have at least fifty pages left of the book, it can count for July!

When logging the book and pages, please do something like the following (for easy counting for yourself!):

Book:
Pages:
Points:

And then keep a total as you add in the books like:

Total pages:
Total books:
Total points:

Please let me know if you have any questions!!


message 2: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (last edited Jul 07, 2016 05:32PM) (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2955 comments Mod
Count me in :)!

Total pages:
Total books:
Total points:

Books I plan on reading:
1. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Pages: 430
Points: 1

2. The Last Policeman
Pages: 288
Points: 1

3. Lilac Girls
Pages: 496
Points:1

4. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Pages: 288
Points: 1


message 3: by Dawn (last edited Aug 01, 2016 03:53AM) (new)

Dawn (mcdawn73) | 74 comments I'm in!

Book: The Charm Bracelet (07/01) 5 stars
Pages: 304 but only counting 100 as I started it in June
Points: 1

Book: The After Party (07/06) 4 stars
Pages: 384 but only counting 192 as was half way at start of July.
Points: 1

Book: Dorothy Must Die (07/12) 3 stars
Pages: 328 but only counting 222 as started in June
Points: 1

Book: Pretty Girls (07/13) 4 stars
Pages: 544
Points: 2

Book: Me Before You (07/15) 4 stars
Pages: 369
Points: 1

Book: No One Knows (07/22) 4 stars
Pages: 368
Points: 1

Book: Lilac Girls (07/25) 4 stars
Pages: 496
Points: 1

Book: Most Wanted (07/27) 4 stars
Pages: 352
Points: 1

Book: Still Alice (07/29) 5 stars
Pages: 292
Points: 1

Book: When in Doubt, Add Butter (07/31) 4 stars
Pages: 349
Points: 1

Book: Everything We Keep (07/31)
Pages: 306 - stopped at pg 257 (ch.28 of 30)
Points: 1

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Total pages: 3,541
Total books: 11
Total points: 12

Current Rank: Candy Collector!!!

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman The After Party by Anton DiSclafani Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1) by Danielle Paige Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes No One Knows by J.T. Ellison Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline Still Alice by Lisa Genova When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale


message 4: by Kristie (last edited Jul 31, 2016 06:54PM) (new)

Kristie I'm in. I don't know how much time I'll have for reading this month, but maybe this will motivate me to do more. :)

Book: All the Missing Girls
Pages: 384
Points: 1

Book: The Girl In The Ice
Pages: 396
Points: 1

Book: The Fireman
Pages: 752
Points: 2

Book: The Invisible Library
Pages: 352
Points: DNF @ 30%

Book: Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
Pages: 349
Points: 1

Book: End of Watch
Pages: 432
Points: 1

Book: The Murder of Mary Russell
Pages: 384
Points: 0 - currently reading
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Total pages: 2,313
Total books: 5
Total points: 6

Current Rank: Candy Collector (Yay!)


message 5: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Hall (wendymayhall) | 70 comments Ooh! Never done this one! Can I count the pages I'm already reading for the Summer challenge or would this be separate?


message 6: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2955 comments Mod
Hi Wendy!
You can count the Summer Race pages as long as it is in the month of June!


message 7: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2955 comments Mod
Ayiiii. July!! Sorry!! As long as the books you read are from the month of July :)


message 8: by amber (last edited Jul 29, 2016 08:12AM) (new)

amber (thelittlematchgirl) | 243 comments I'm in!

Levels reached

50- Kid in a Candy Store
100- Lollipop Lover
200- Chocolate Craver
300- Wonka Worker
400- Gumdrop Gals
500- The Silver Ticket
600- Gummy Guys
700- Sour Sally's
800- Rocky Candy Rockstars
900- Juicy Jellies
1000- The Golden Ticket
1500- Candy Collector

Total pages: 792
Total books: 5
Total points: 5

Book: Blue Eyes, Black Hair 7/10/2016
Pages: 117 pages
Points: 1

Book: Spoiled Brats: Stories 7/11/2016
Pages: 224 pages
Points: 1

Book: Maybe: A Story 7/15/2016 102 pages
Pages: 102 pages
Points: 1

Book: 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater 7/27/2016
Pages: 240 pages
Points: 1

Book: Hillary Clinton Haiku: All Things Hillary in Zen-like Bites 7/28/2016
Pages: 112 pages
Points: 1

Book:
Pages:
Pages:


message 9: by Sara (last edited Jul 31, 2016 02:48PM) (new)

Sara D (saradaugherty) | 47 comments I want to play too!

Book: The Color of Water in July
Pages: 235
Points: 1

Book: The Rosie Project
Pages: 295
Points: 1

Book: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Pages: 253
Points: 1

Book: Further Tales of the City
Pages: 368
Points: 1

Book: Still Alice
Pages: 337
Points: 1

Book: The Hunger Games
Pages: 384
Points: 1

Book: 84, Charing Cross Road
Pages: 97
Points: 1

Book: Defending Jacob
Pages: 421
Points: 1

Book: The Invisible Library
Pages: 341
Points: 1

Book: The Kitchen House
Pages: 368
Points: 1

Book: The Bodies Left Behind
Pages: 512
Points: 2

Total Books: 11
Total Pages: 3864
Total Points: 12


message 10: by Colleen (last edited Jul 28, 2016 03:58PM) (new)


message 11: by Karen (last edited Aug 02, 2016 12:48PM) (new)

Karen GoatKeeper (goodreadscomkaren_goatkeeper) | 100 comments I am assuming the rankings are for page totals which I may have a chance at. At that I will start piling up a few books as July is a busy month.

I'm working on two more books, both one pointers. Both should be done of within 50 pages by the end of the month.

Books:
Mulch Ado About Nothing (216 pp)
Cactus Tracks (275 pp)
The 26 Letters (256 pp)
Wyoming Summer (286 pp)
Arsenic and Old Books (301 pp)
Total Books: 5
Total Pages: 1334
Total Points: 5


message 12: by Jana (last edited Jul 10, 2016 02:43PM) (new)

Jana (janaandbooks) | 27 comments I'm in!

Book: Beware That Girl
Pages: 336
Points: 1

Book: A Clash of Kings
Pages: 761
Points: 2

Book: The Nest
Pages: 368
Points: 1

Total Books: 3
Total Pages: 1,465
Total Points: 4


message 13: by Teneal (last edited Jul 31, 2016 11:03PM) (new)

Teneal | 227 comments Book: The Love That Split the World
Pages:
Points:

Book: When She Woke
Pages: 344
Points: 1

Book: Breathless
Pages: 320
Points: 1

Book: Defending Jacob
Pages: 462
Points:

Total Books: 2
Total Pages: 664
Total Points: 2
Ranking: Gummy Guys


message 14: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 172 comments The reversal (lg print). 646 pgs


message 15: by Dorota (last edited Aug 01, 2016 07:47AM) (new)

Dorota | 60 comments I'm in!

I've been so busy this month that I couldn't really update on the go - so here is the total list.

1. The Kindaichi Case Files, Vol. 1: The Opera House Murders, Kanari Yozaburo, 240 p., 1 point
2. The Kindaichi Case Files, Vol. 2: The Mummy's Curse, Kanari Yozaburo, 256 p., 1 point
3. The Kindaichi Case Files, Vol. 3: Death TV, Kanari Yozaburo, 232 p., 1 point
4. The Kindaichi Case Files, Vol. 4: Smoke and Mirrors, Kanari Yozaburo, 232 p., 1 point
5. The Kindaichi Case Files, Vol. 5: The Treasure Isle, Kanari Yozaburo, 224 p., 1 point
6. The Kindaichi Case Files, Vol. 6: The Legend of Lake Hiren, Kanari Yozaburo, 232 p., 1 point
7. Droga do wyzwolenia: scjentologia, Hollywood i pułapki wiary, Lawrence Wright, 576 p., 2 points
8. Koniec punku w Helsinkach, Jaroslav Rudiš, 293 p., 1 point
9. Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes, 311 p., 1 point
10. Clown Girl, Monica Drake, 297 p., 1 point
11. Red Bones, Ann Cleeves, 340 p., 1 point
12. Murder of Angels, Caitlín R. Kiernan, 352 p., 1 point
13. Życie po śmierci, Damien Echols, 496 p., 1 point
14. Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon, 383 p., 1 point
15. Sightseeing, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, 247 p., 1 point
16. Prowadź swój pług przez kości umarłych, Olga Tokarczuk, 320 p., 1 point
17. The Garden Party and Other Stories, Katherine Mansfield, 159 p., 1 point

Total pages: 5190
Total books: 17
Total points: 18

Level reached: 1500- Candy Collector :)


message 16: by Guy (last edited Jul 30, 2016 10:01PM) (new)

Guy Austin I'm in - here goes:

Book: Lab Girl
Pages: 290
Points: 1

Book: Between the World and Me
Pages: 152
Points: 1

Book: The Book Thief
Pages: 592
Points: 2

Book: Nathan Coulter: A Novel
Pages: 128
Points: 1

Book: Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet
Pages: 256
Points: 1

Book: Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue
Pages: 138
Points: 1

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Total pages: 1556 - Candy Collector!
Total books: 6
Total points: 7

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Nathan Coulter A Novel by Wendell Berry The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Louis D. Brandeis American Prophet by Jeffrey Rosen Islam and the Future of Tolerance A Dialogue by Sam Harris


message 17: by Linda (last edited Jul 30, 2016 11:09PM) (new)

Linda Martin (lindajm) | 76 comments This looks complicated but I will give it a try anyway.

Total pages: 1714
Total books: 5
Total points: 6

Book: The Handmaid's Tale - 7/5/2016
Pages: 311 pages
Points: 1


Book: The Kitchen House - 7/11/2016
Pages: 369 pages
Points: 1


Book: Dune - 7/24/16
Pages: 604
Points: 2


Book: The Girl on the Train - 7/26/16
Pages: 336
Points: 1


Book: Candide - 7/29/16
Pages: 94
Points: 1


50- Kid in a Candy Store
100- Lollipop Lover
200- Chocolate Craver
300- Wonka Worker
400- Gumdrop Gals
500- The Silver Ticket
600- Gummy Guys
700- Sour Sally's
800- Rocky Candy Rockstars
900- Juicy Jellies
1000- The Golden Ticket
1500- Candy Collector



message 18: by Wendy (last edited Jul 31, 2016 05:44AM) (new)

Wendy Hall (wendymayhall) | 70 comments I'm in!!

Book: The Black Echo (Finished)
Pages: 272 (total book is 375, but I started it in June, so I'm only counting the pages I read in July)
Points: 1

Book: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Finished)
Pages: 178
Points: 1

Book: The Outsiders (Finished)
Pages: 180
Points: 1

Book: A Stolen Life (Finished)
Pages: 273
Points: 1

Book: Last Ride to Graceland (Finished)
Pages: 326
Points: 1

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Total pages: 1,229
Total books: 5
Total points: 5


message 19: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Hall (wendymayhall) | 70 comments Just updated my totals!!


message 20: by Colleen (new)

Colleen  | 143 comments I'm done. I won't finish my current and 5 is generally the most I can read in one month, so I'm happy overall.


message 21: by Kristie (new)

Kristie I'm done too. I was a bit disappointed that I wasted so much time trying to finish The Invisible Library (3 weeks to get to 30%!) and still ended up with a DNF, but overall I did really well, especially considering real life has been busy lately. I really enjoyed this challenge. :)

My totals:
Total pages: 2,313
Total books: 5
Total points: 6


message 22: by Guy (last edited Aug 03, 2016 10:34AM) (new)

Guy Austin I actually made it! Titles on Message 16.
Read a few short titles that had been gnawing at me for a while.

Total pages: 1556 - Candy Collector!
Total books: 6
Total points: 7


message 23: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2955 comments Mod
Great job guys! Head on over tot he August challenge! :)


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