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message 1: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1801 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 Sep 01, 2016 08:29AM) (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
Scoreboard


Most Points
Amberly - 3
Sam F - 14
**Marilyn - 8
Nancy - 4
Bethany - 7
Dutchy - 1
Linda C - 5
Tessa - 6
Diana S - 11 (passed)
Donnisha - 5
Amber - 5

Most Pages
Amberly - 924
Sam F - 4742
Marilyn - 2165
Nancy - 1151
Bethany - 2161
Dutchy - 366
Linda C - 1335
Tessa - 2062
Diana S - 2860 (passed)
**Donnish - 2182
Amber - 1894

High Roller
(last post - #54)

Amberly - 3
Sam F - 9
Marilyn - 5
Nancy - 3
Bethany - 5 (Winner)
Dutchy - 1
Linda C - 4
Tessa - 4
Diana S - 6
Donnisha - 5
Amber - 2


message 3: by Amberly (last edited Aug 02, 2016 02:33PM) (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments 1.5 Book Lover's Day
Read anybook :)
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Points: 1
Number of pages: 316

Total Points: 1
Total Pages: 316

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


message 4: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 121 comments 1.1 Summer Bounty

Read a book with fruits or vegetables on the cover. (Show cover)

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris - Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris

Points this task - 1
Pages this task – 320 pages

Total points - 1
Total pages – 320 pages


message 5: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments 1.4 August Birthday Dates
Read a book whose author's first name begins with either R,A,Y,D,N,I,E,L and their last name begins with either B,R,A,D,U,Y,S,T,E,L.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 272

Total points: 2
Total pages: 588


message 6: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
Good Start - Amber & Sam F, y'all are now on the scoreboard. :)


message 7: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 484 comments 1.7 (Sam F's Task) Meteor Showers
In August we see wonderful meteor showers where I live. For this task: Read a book that has something seen in the sky in the title (e.g. star, moon, sun, cloud - even plane or bird!)
A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders--8/1/16--277 pages

Point this task - 1
Pages this task -277

Total Points - 1
Total pages - 277


message 8: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Regan 1.2 D is for .....
D is for seeing "Double"
Read a book whose author's first and last name begins with the same letter.

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari by Aziz Ansari

Points for this task: 1
Pages for this task: 277

Total Points: 1
Total Pages: 277


message 9: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Regan 2.2 The Olympic Games
Read Two Books

1. Summer Games
Read a book whose 1st letter of EVERY WORD in the title (all words count) are in B R A ZIL Title (do NOT count subtitle) must be at least 2 words long

Andrew's Brain by E.L. Doctorow by E.L. Doctorow

2. The Olympic Rings
Read a book with a cover that is predominately (75% of the cover) blue , yellow, black, green or red. (Show cover)

The Secret Race Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs by Tyler Hamilton by Tyler Hamilton

Points for this task: 2
Pages for this task: 490

Total Points: 3
Total Pages: 767


message 10: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
Marilyn & Nancy - you are now on the scoreboard. :D


message 11: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 121 comments 1.4 August Birthday Dates

Read a book whose author's first name begins with either R,A,Y,D,N,I,E,L and their last name begins with either B,R,A,D,U,Y,S,T,E,L.

My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Points this task - 1
Pages this task – 208 pages

Total points - 2
Total pages – 528 pages


message 12: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 338 comments 1.7 (Sam F's Task) Meteor Showers
Death Cloud by Andy Lane

Points: 1
Pages: 313


message 13: by Dutchy (new)

Dutchy | 2 comments 1.2 seeing double

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Points: 1
Pages: 366


message 14: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 121 comments 1.7 (Sam F's Task) Meteor Showers

Read a book that has something seen in the sky in the title (e.g. star, moon, sun, cloud - even plane or bird!)

Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

Points this task - 1
Pages this task – 368 pages

Total points - 3
Total pages – 896 pages


message 15: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 338 comments 1.2 D is for .....
Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the First Age of Terror by Bryan Burrough

Points: 1
Pages: 608

Total Points: 2
Total pages: 921


message 16: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 749 comments Task 1.3 Romance Awareness Month

Better Off Dead in Deadwood (Deadwood, #4) – Ann Charles (4 stars) 8/2/16 [384]

Task 1.5 Book Lover's Day

Timebound (The CHRONOS Files, #1) – Rysa Walker (5 stars) 8/10/16 [366]

1.7 (Sam F's Task) Meteor Showers

A Reaper of Stone (A Reaper of Stone #1) by Mark Gelineau (A Reaper of Stone, #1; Echoes of the Ascended, #1) – Mark Gelineau & Joe King (4 stars) 8/7/16 [108] CLOUDS

Points: 3
Pages: 858

Total Points: 3
Total Pages: 858



message 17: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Regan 1.4 August Birthday Dates
This month Ray Bradbury & Danielle Steel are celebrating their birthdays.
Read a book whose author's first name begins with either R,A,Y,D,N,I,E,L and their last name begins with either B,R,A,D,U,Y,S,T,E,L.

The Lynching The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan by Laurence Leamer by Laurence Leamer

Points for this task: 1
Pages for this task: 384

Total Points: 4
Total Pages: 1,151


message 18: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 609 comments TESSA

Task 1.5 - Book Lover's Day - Any Book

Double Bind ✔ - 06Aug16 (384 pg)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 384

Total points earned - 1
Total pages read - 384



message 19: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
Linda C wrote: "Task 1.3 Romance Awareness Month

Better Off Dead in Deadwood (Deadwood, #4) – Ann Charles (4 stars) 8/2/16 [384]

Task 1.5 Book Lover's Day

Timebound (The CHRONOS ..."


Sorry Linda but I can't count Task 1.7. Clouds must be in the title.
:( But I did count the other two tasks.

FYI - have you read Q & C about the High Roller game we are playing this month? :)


message 20: by Diana S (last edited Aug 13, 2016 06:18PM) (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
Bethany , Dutchy, and Linda C, Tessa: you are now on the scoreboard :)


message 21: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
1.3 Romance Awareness Month
Read a book with the genre "Romance" on its main page.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (8/9/16) 387 pp.

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 387


message 22: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
Hey, I'm on the scoreboard :D


message 23: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
1.4 August Birthday Dates
author's first name begins with either R,A,Y,D,N,I,E,L and their last name begins with B,R,A,D,U,Y,S,T,E,L.
Isabel Allende's The Japanese Lover (8/12/16) 322 pp.

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 322

Total Points: 2
Pages Read: 709


message 24: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
1.6 Celebrate the Author
Read a book written by John Steinbeck
The Pearl by John Steinbeck (8/8/16) 128 pp.
Bonus Point: If you read a second book by this author.
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (8/11/16) 224 pp.

Points Earned: 1 + BP (2)
Pages Read: 352

Total Points: 4
Total Pages: 1061


message 25: by Diana S (last edited Aug 15, 2016 01:16PM) (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
+ 2 BP for mini reviews


message 26: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 338 comments 1.6 Celebrate the Author
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Points: 1 (+1 BP for review)
Pages: 195 (In the edition I read)

Total points: 3 +1BP
Total pages: 1116


message 27: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 121 comments 2.3 (Nancy's Task) By the time we got to Woodstock

1. Read a book that is about music or a musician or musicians, or has a musical instrument on the cover.

She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan - author is also a musician

2. Read a book whose author’s first and last initials can be found in the word WOODSTOCK.

What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey

Points this task - 2
Pages this task – 548 pages

Total points - 5
Total pages – 1 444 pages


message 28: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 749 comments Diana S wrote: "Linda C wrote: "Task 1.3 Romance Awareness Month

Sorry Linda but I can't count Task 1.7. Clouds must be in the title. "


Oops, misread that. Thanks for catching it.

Saw the high roller game, but so far I'm reading a lot but not doing great on matching them to tasks!


message 29: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 749 comments Task 1.2 D is for ..... D is for seeing "Double"

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street – Helen Hanff (5 stars) 8/15/16 [137]

This task: 1
Pages: 137

Total points: 3
Total pages: 887



message 30: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 749 comments Task 1.4 August Birthday Dates
author's first name begins with either R,A,Y,D,N,I,E,L and their last name begins with either B,R,A,D,U,Y,S,T,E,L.

A Good School – Richard Yates (4 stars) 8/17/16 1978 CT [192]

This task: 1
Pages: 192

Total points: 4
Total pages: 1079



message 31: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 609 comments TESSA

Task 1.1 - Summer Bounty
Fruits on cover - One Bad Apple (Orchard, #1) by Sheila Connolly ✔ – 13Aug16 (262 pg)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 262

Total points earned - 2
Total pages read - 646



message 32: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 121 comments 1.2 D is for .....D is for seeing "Double"\
Read a book whose author's first and last name begins with the same letter.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - Initials MM

Points this task - 1
Pages this task – 352 pages

Total points - 6
Total pages – 1 796 pages


message 33: by Donnisha (last edited Aug 19, 2016 08:53PM) (new)

Donnisha Jones | 31 comments 1.2 D is for .....
D is for seeing "Double"
Read a book whose author's first and last name begins with the same letter

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

By: Sidney Sheldon

Points for this task: 1
Pages for this task: 401

Total Points: 1
Total Pages: 401


message 34: by Donnisha (new)

Donnisha Jones | 31 comments 1.5 Book Lover's Day
Read anybook :)

Find Her (Detective D.D. Warren, #8) by Lisa Gardner

Points: 1
Pages: 402

Total points: 2
Total pages: 803


message 35: by Donnisha (new)

Donnisha Jones | 31 comments 1.3 Romance Awareness Month
Read a book with the genre "Romance" on its main page.
Garden Spells

Points: 1
Pages: 304

Total points: 3
Total pages: 1507


message 36: by Donnisha (new)

Donnisha Jones | 31 comments 1.1 Summer Bounty
It's that time of year, where we can enjoy the abundance of the farmer's labor.
Read a book with fruits or vegetables on the cover. (Show cover)
First Frost (Waverley Family, #2) by Sarah Addison Allen

First Frost by Sara Addison Allen

Points: 1
Pages: 291

Total Points: 4
Total Pages: 1798


message 37: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
Linda C wrote: "Diana S wrote: "Linda C wrote: "Task 1.3 Romance Awareness Month

Sorry Linda but I can't count Task 1.7. Clouds must be in the title. "

Oops, misread that. Thanks for catching it.

Saw the high r..."


I find that happening to me too. :(


message 38: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1801 comments Mod
Donnisha wrote: "1.1 Summer Bounty
It's that time of year, where we can enjoy the abundance of the farmer's labor.
Read a book with fruits or vegetables on the cover. (Show cover)
First Frost (Waverley Family, #2) by Sarah Addison Allen

..."


Hi Donnisha - you are now on the scoreboard!


message 39: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 609 comments TESSA

Task 2.3 - Nancy - By the Time we Get to Woodstock

a) About a musician - La's Orchestra Saves the World ✔ - 16Aug16 (320 pg)

b) Author F&L initials in WOODSTOCK - K.D. - Krista Davis / The Diva Takes the Cake (309 pg)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 629

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Task 1.7 - Sam F - Meteor Showers
Something seen in the sky on cover - a NIGHTINGALE - The Nightingale ✔ - 18Aug16 (448 pg)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 448

--------------------------------------------------------

Total points earned - 5
Total pages read - 1723



message 40: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 484 comments 1.5 Book Lover's Day
Read any book. :)

On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks--8/17/16--397 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 397

Total points: 2
Total pages: 674


message 41: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 338 comments 2.2 The Olympic Games
1. Infections and Inequalities The Modern Plagues by Paul Farmer by Paul Farmer (brAzIl) 419 pgs
2. The House Girl by Tara Conklin by Tara Conklin 320 pgs

Points: 2
Pages: 739

Total points: 6
Total pages: 1855


message 42: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 121 comments 3.1 (Sam F's Task) Travelling the Summer

Read 2 books with a different colour stated in the title. The 3rd book will be one that has a cover that is 70% of one of those colours.

1. Out of Orange: A Memoir by Cleary Wolters

2. Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet

3. Blue cover - Haldol and Hyacinths A Bipolar Life by Melody Moezzi - Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life by Melody Moezzi

Points this task - 3
Pages this task – 850 pages

Total points - 9
Total pages – 2 646 pages


message 43: by Sam F (last edited Aug 22, 2016 01:14PM) (new)

Sam F | 121 comments 2.1 (Linda C's Task) Word Search
Read two books, each with one of the words on the list.: Last, Spirits, Over, Road, Blue, Lost, Island, Shadows

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

After the War Is Over by Jennifer Robson

Points this task - 2
Pages this task – 708 pages

Total points - 11
Total pages – 3 354 pages


message 44: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 121 comments 1.6 Celebrate the Author

Read a book written by John Steinbeck
Bonus Point: If you read a second book by this author.
The Red Pony
The Long Valley

Points this task - 2
Pages this task – 275 pages

Total points - 13
Total pages – 3 629 pages


message 45: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 749 comments 1.1 Summer Bounty

Read a book with fruits or vegetables on the cover. (Show cover)
A Love for Lydia by Jeanne Savery A Love for Lydia – Jeanne Savery (4 stars) 8/21/16 [256] (looks like apricots on the picnic cloth)

This task: 1
Pages: 256

Total points: 5
Total pages: 1335



message 46: by Donnisha (new)

Donnisha Jones | 31 comments 1.4 August Birthday Dates
This month Ray Bradbury & Danielle Steel are celebrating their birthdays.
Read a book whose author's first name begins with either R,A,Y,D,N,I,E,L and their last name begins with either B,R,A,D,U,Y,S,T,E,L.


Compulsion

Points: 1
Pages: 384

Total Points: 5
Total pages: 2182


message 47: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 484 comments 1.6 Celebrate the Author
Read a book written by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men--8/25/16--112 pages

Point this task - 1 + 1 BP
Pages this task - 112

Total points - 4
Total pages - 786


message 48: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 518 comments 1.2 D is for .....
D is for seeing "Double"
Read a book whose author's first and last name begins with the same letter.
e.g. Michelle Moran, Kathleen Kent, etc....

Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle

Point 1
Pages 270

1.3 Romance Awareness Month
Read a book with the genre "Romance" on its main page.

Cress byMarissa Meyer

Point 1
Pages 560

1.4 August Birthday Dates
This month Ray Bradbury & Danielle Steel are celebrating their birthdays.
Read a book whose author's first name begins with either R,A,Y,D,N,I,E,L and their last name begins with either B,R,A,D,U,Y,S,T,E,L.

The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames

Point 1
Pages 314

1.5 Book Lover's Day
Read any book. :)

Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Point 1
Pages 414

Total Points 4
Total Pages 1558

Whew finally had some time to post :)


message 49: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 484 comments 1.2 D is for .....
D is for seeing "Double"
Read a book whose author's first and last name begins with the same letter.
e.g. Michelle Moran, Kathleen Kent, etc....

In Big Trouble by Laura Lippman--8/25/16--352 pp (this edition)

Points this task - 1
Pages this task -352

Total points - 5
Total pages - 1138


message 50: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments 1.3 Romance Awareness Month
Read a book with the genre "Romance" on its main page.

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 336

Total Points - 3
Total Pages - 924


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