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message 1: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments This is the reporting thread for the October 2016 challenge, "Criss Cross"

When you have completed your book, please tell us the title and provide a link to it. Then score it according to the criteria below:

Scoring:

Genre:

5 points if the book you read is in a genre you have never read.
4 points if the book you read is in a genre you have read before but rarely.
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Author:

5 points if the author is from the country you live in.
4 points if the author is deceased.
3 points if the author is female.

Setting:

5 points - set in Russia
4 points - set in Africa
3 points - set in Space
2 points - set in Italy
1 point - set in North America

Characters: - must be more than just a mention

5 points - scientist
4 points - professor
3 points - physician
2 points - politician
1 point - clergyman

Pages:

a. 500 + pages = 5 points
b. 400-499 pages = 4 points
c. 300-399 pages = 3 points
d. 200 - 299 pages = 2 points
e. 175-199 pages = 1 point

Bonus Points:

Adopt a Dog Month. 3 points if the protagonist has a dog for a pet.
National Reading Group Month: 3 points if you read it in a buddy read (group themed reads are excluded from this)
Wold Menopause Month: 3 points if a female character is over 60 (not just a mention)


message 2: by Lara (new)

Lara | 1426 comments I read a Romance book titled The Rogue's Wager by Christi Caldwell.

Scoring:
Genre: 3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.
Author: 5 points if the author is from the country you live in + 3 points if the author is female.
Setting: 0 points
Characters: 0 points
Pages: c. 300-399 pages = 3 points
Bonus Points: 0 points

Total: 11 points
I may have to see if another book will work.


message 3: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments That was fast! :)


message 4: by Lara (new)

Lara | 1426 comments Janice wrote: "That was fast! :)"

I was surprised myself! I guess taking the day off to read a light book makes it easier.


message 5: by Camilla (new)

Camilla | 1977 comments Yay, finished already!

I read Night Broken for URBAN FANTASY

Points:
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.
3 points if the author is female.
1 point - set in North America
300-399 pages = 3 points

Total: 10 points


message 6: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Another series that I want to concentrate on, Camilla. I've only read the first book.


message 7: by Camilla (new)

Camilla | 1977 comments Janice wrote: "Another series that I want to concentrate on, Camilla. I've only read the first book."

I's one of my favorite series. Which reminds me that I need to check our library about the next book in the series.


message 8: by Lara (new)

Lara | 1426 comments Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs was awesome. I thought it had everything I loved about the series, and developed the story line as well.


message 9: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18170 comments I like Mercy.


message 10: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments I finished Our Souls at Night using cOntemporary as my genre.

Genre:
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Author:
5 points if the author is from the country you live in.

Setting:
1 point - set in North America

Characters: 0

Pages:
175-199 pages = 1 point

Bonus Points:

Adopt a Dog Month. 3 points if the protagonist has a dog for a pet.
Wold Menopause Month: 3 points if a female character is over 60 (not just a mention)

Total points: 16


message 11: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Oct 04, 2016 07:57PM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments I finished The Sky Is Everywhere for the genre "Music".

Scoring:
4 pts - rarely read genre
3 pts - in the genre listed
3 pts - female author
1 pts - set in North America
0 pts - character
2 pts - 288 pages
3 pts - Bonus, character over 60 (Gram)

Total - 16 points


message 12: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments Janice, you owe yourself three more points! Your book is also part of the genre listed. :)


message 13: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Liz wrote: "Janice, you owe yourself three more points! Your book is also part of the genre listed. :)"

Ha! Thanks Liz.


message 14: by Heather (new)

Heather Morris | 125 comments I read All the Way to Heaven by Becky Doughty
I enjoyed this book immensely! I wanted to read a book in a genre that I've never read before. So I picked CHRISTIAN. I'm not a religious person (or against religion, I just wasn't raised in a house that went to a church) so I was wondering how religious a book in the Christian genre would be, turned out it wasn't much different than reading any other romantic light hearted book.
It was a very wonderfully written book! Amazing descriptions of Italy that made me think I was right there with Ani. I will definitely read more books from this author!

Scoring:
Genre:
5 points if the book you read is in a genre you have never read.
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Author:
5 points if the author is from the country you live in.
3 points if the author is female.

Setting:
2 points - set in Italy

Characters: - must be more than just a mention
3 points - physician (Janice, I need a little judgement call on this one. The character is a doctor, it doesn't state what type of doctor until 3/4 of the way through the book. It ends up he is a cosmetic surgeon, does that count for physician?)

Pages:
c. 300-399 pages = 3 points

Bonus Points: 0

Total points 25 (Depending on Janice's ruling)
I will edit the post after hearing what she has to say.


message 15: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Yes, it will count, Heather. :)


message 16: by Jayme (last edited Oct 08, 2016 05:04AM) (new)

Jayme | 2355 comments I read A Gentleman in Moscow for the genre "Gothic" (It is not a Gothic book). I have a Gothic book on hold at the library, but am number 4, so this book will have to do - hopefully I will get to read the book in October. :)

Scoring:
0 points - genre
5 points - author is from the U.S.
5 points - set in Russia
2 points - politician Osip Ivanovich an officer in the party
4 points - 462 pages

16 Total Points


message 17: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 2768 comments I read Cut to the Bone for the "crime" genre. It is a crime book as it concentrates on the crime the killer had done. I loved the book and the killer was very creepy.

Scoring:
Genre - 3 points
Author - 5 points (from USA)
Setting - 1 point
Character - 4 points - Dr. Brockton is a forensic anthropologist that teaches at University of Tennessee
Pages - 3 points (368)

Total points : 16


message 18: by Ann (new)

Ann (ann7258) | 334 comments I read Indian Horse for this challenge.
Scoring:
Genre: 3 points
Author: 5 points (from Canada)
Setting: 1 point
Character: 1 point (a lot of Catholic priests)
Pages: 2 points (221 pages)
Bonus: 3 points (main character's grandmother is prominent in the first few chapters)

Total points: 15


message 19: by TrudyAn (new)

TrudyAn | 1640 comments For the October crisis-cross challenge, I read the The Rosie Project, genre humouR.

Genre:
4 points if the book you read is in a genre you have read before but rarely.
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Author:
0 points

Setting:
0 points

Characters: (MC, Don Tillman, is an Associate Professor of Genetics)
5 points - scientist
4 points - professor

Pages:
3 points - 300-399 pages (327 pp)


Bonus Points:
3 points if a female character is over 60 (Don's elderly friend/neighbour, Daphne)

Total 22 points


message 20: by Joan (last edited Oct 12, 2016 10:37AM) (new)

Joan I chose the genre Magical Realism and read Moscow But Dreaming
It is a collection of short stories; I loved it.

Scoring:
Genre:
4 point I had not read MR but I've seen some MR movies
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.
Total 7 points

Author:
5 points the author lives in New Jersey USA.
3 points the author is female.
Total 8 points

Setting:
5 points - set in Russia,
4 points - set in Africa,
3 points - set in Space, the moon
1 point - set in North America
Total 13 points

Characters: - must be more than just a mention
5 points - computer scientist who build robotic cockroaches!
4 points - professor of chthonic deities
3 points - psychiatrist
2 points Lenin appears as a zombie
Total 14 points

Pages:
280 pages = 2 points

Bonus Points:
3 points if the protagonist has a dog for a pet.
3 points if a female character is over 60 (not just a mention)
Total 6 pts

Total
7 genre
8 author
13 setting
14 characters,
2 pages
6 bonus
-----------------
50 points


message 21: by Ariane (last edited Oct 11, 2016 01:57AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments I read L'étrange fille qui ne pouvait pas lire by John Harding, which is a thriller.

Scoring:
4 points if the book you read is in a genre you have read before but rarely.
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.
3 points - physician
c. 300-399 pages = 3 points

Total: 10 points


message 22: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 14875 comments OMG Joan, that score is insane!


message 23: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 14875 comments I chose Western, and I read The Whip

Genre:

4 points if the book you read is in a genre you have read before but rarely.
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Author:

3 points if the author is female.

Setting:

1 point - set in North America

Characters: - must be more than just a mention

3 points - physician


Pages:

c. 300-399 pages = 3 points

Bonus Points:

Adopt a Dog Month. 3 points if the protagonist has a dog for a pet.
National Reading Group Month: 3 points if you read it in a buddy read (group themed reads are excluded from this)
Wold Menopause Month: 3 points if a female character is over 60 (not just a mention)

Janice, I need a ruling. Oh, actually you read the book, right? The main character has a dog but only for a short while, does that count?
And the book follows the MC's life, so in the last few chapters she's over 60 but in most of the book she's not. Points or no points? :)

Total score: 20 (or 23 or 26)


message 24: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Yes to both, Peggy. So 26 points.


message 25: by Joan (new)

Joan Peggy, I read short a book of short stories so the characters and settings really added up fast.


message 26: by Tasha (last edited Oct 16, 2016 04:47PM) (new)

Tasha I chose Western and read The Whip.

Genre:
4 points if the book you read is in a genre you have read before but rarely.
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Author:
5 points if the author is from the country you live in.
3 points if the author is female.

Setting:
1 point - set in North America

Characters: - must be more than just a mention
3 points - physician

Pages:
3 points - 300 - 399 pages

Bonus Points:
3 points - Adopt a Dog Month. 3 points if the protagonist has a dog for a pet.
3 points - National Reading Group Month: 3 points if you read it in a buddy read (group themed reads are excluded from this) Read with Peggy!
3 points - Wold Menopause Month: 3 points if a female character is over 60 (not just a mention)

Total points: 31


message 27: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 14875 comments I'm sorry Joan, I didn't mean to say I didn't believe you. It was more like admiration ;-)


message 28: by siriusedward (last edited Oct 20, 2016 02:22PM) (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 887 comments Finished reading The Nightingale
For HISTORICAL

Enjoyed it a lot.


3 points - in the same genre as the chosen title
4 - dont read much in the genre
3 points - 300 - 399 pages

3 points - female character over 60

3 points - female author

3 points - physician

Total - 19


message 29: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments siriusedward wrote: "3 points - part of it is set in USA( Janice ?)
"


I'm going to say no. There is a tiny part set in US, but the vast majority is set in France.


message 30: by siriusedward (last edited Oct 17, 2016 10:16AM) (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 887 comments Thought so too.but one can always hope.
Edited the post above.
Thanks Janice


message 31: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13266 comments I went with:

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Scoring:
Genre: 3
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Author: 0

Setting: 0

Characters: 0

Pages: 3
300-399 pages = 3 points

Bonus Points: 3
Adopt a Dog Month. 3 points if the protagonist has a dog for a pet.

Total: 9 points


message 32: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Kristie, you're the glue stick contender with this one.


message 33: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments High Moor for horror.

Genre:

3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Pages:

c. 300-399 pages = 3 points


6 grand total points!


message 34: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13266 comments Haha, that seems to be happening a lot lately, Janice.


message 35: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13266 comments Debra has me beat!


message 36: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Kristie wrote: "Debra has me beat!"

She swept you right off the podium. :)


message 37: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13266 comments Janice wrote: "Kristie wrote: "Debra has me beat!"

She swept you right off the podium. :)"


lol!!


message 38: by Roz (new)

Roz | 3569 comments I read The Haunting of Hill House for Horror.

Genre: 3 points ( very much in Horror)
Author: 12 points (deceased female American)
Setting: 1 point (assumed it takes place in US)
Characters: 5 points (scientist-Dr. Montague)
Pages: 1 point (182)

Total points: 22


message 39: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 246 comments I read for Ghost Story - Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Genre: 3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Author: 3 points if the author is female.

Setting: 1 point - set in North America

Pages: b. 400-499 pages = 4 points

Bonus Points: Wold Menopause Month: 3 points if a female character is over 60 (not just a mention)

Total: 14 points


message 40: by Sarah, Moderator (last edited Oct 24, 2016 11:16AM) (new)

Sarah | 18170 comments I read A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay for the H in HORROR!

Genre:
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Setting:
1 point - set in North America

Characters: - must be more than just a mention
3 points - physician (Psychiatrist is mentioned on numerous occasions as MC visiting him. Also another Doctor shows up too to assess MC)
1 point - clergyman

Pages:
200 - 299 pages = 2 points

TOTAL = 10 pts


message 41: by Ava Catherine (last edited Oct 24, 2016 02:56PM) (new)

Ava Catherine | 4258 comments Western: The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart

Genre:
4 points if the book you read is in a genre you have read before but rarely.
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Author:
5 points if the author is from the country you live in.
From USA; lives in Houston, Texas

Setting:
1 point: North America
set in Texas, USA

Characters
3 points-physician (midwife) Edna Janek
1 point- priest: Father Carew

Pages:
300-399 pages = 3 points

Extra points:
Wold Menopause Month: 3 points if a female character is over 60
(midwife. Edna Janek, is over 70 years old)

total=23


message 42: by Travis (new)

Travis (travistousant) | 5997 comments Nightwise
Genre UrbaN fantasy

Genre book is urban fantasy 3 pts
Author is from US 5 pts
Setting North America 1 pt
320 pages 3 pts

12 pts


message 43: by Pragya (last edited Oct 25, 2016 01:29PM) (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 3534 comments Western: Wallbanger

Author: 3 points if the author is female.
Setting: 1 point - set in North America (California)
Pages: 300-399 pages = 3 points

Total: 7


message 44: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9304 comments I read The Imperfectionists in the fiction genre.

Scoring:

3 points - the book is in the genre I listed.
2 points - set in Italy
2 points - 200 - 299 pages
3 points - I buddy read it with people in another group.

Total: 10 points


message 45: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 2596 comments Horror Genre - Odd Apocalypse

Genre:
4 points if the book you read is in a genre you have read before but rarely.
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Author: 0 points

Setting:
1 point - set in North America

Characters: 0 points

Pages:
c. 300-399 pages = 3 points

Bonus Points:
Adopt a Dog Month. 3 points if the protagonist has a dog for a pet.

Total: 14 points


message 46: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Looks like I'm the big winner. Not!


message 47: by Pragya (last edited Oct 29, 2016 01:22PM) (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 3534 comments Debra, nooooo... I was going for the gluestick. *sad face*


message 48: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments So far, Debra is the contender for the gluestick at 6 points.


message 49: by Lanelle (new)

Lanelle | 3082 comments I decided to read a book from the Cyberpunk genre.
I read Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

Here are the points:
Genre:
5 points if the book you read is in a genre you have never read.
3 points if the book you read is in the genre you listed.

Author:
5 points if the author is from the country you live in.
3 points if the author is female.

0 points for Setting

Characters: - must be more than just a mention
5 points - scientist (Dr. Erland)

Pages:
b. 400-499 pages = 4 points

no bonus points

Total - 25 points


message 50: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Sorry, Pragya! You can have mine.


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