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message 1: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 14498 comments Mod
The Summer 2014 challenge will begin June 1, 2014, and end at midnight, EST, August 31, 2014.

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 the general guidelines 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 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 Goodreads Author ticket, you must claim it along with the individual task post and include the author's name. A list of names elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
3. If you are claiming a Big Books ticket, you must claim it along with the individual task post and include the number of pages. 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.
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, 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, Goodreads authors, or Big Books.

Good luck and have fun!


message 2: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 14498 comments Mod
Let the Summer 2014 challenge begin!


message 3: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7057 comments Delicious Dee

10.4 Across the Ages
The Space Between - Diana Gabaldon (GR Author) - 15ppl have it shelved as time travel; ebook only approved #1614 of the spreadsheet

Points This Post: 10
Points Total: 10
GR Author: 1
Big Books: 500() 750() 1000()


message 4: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Amandab1975

5.6 Blue : Most Popular
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time by Mark Haddon page 4 on list

Point this Post : 5
Points Total : 5


message 5: by ♞ Pat (last edited Jun 02, 2014 08:23AM) (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 628 comments Pat

5.4 - Yellow: They Call Me Mellow Yellow

Read a book with a title/subtitle that contains a word found in one of the tracks of the original Mellow Yellow album by Donovan.

Side 2, Track 1 "House of Jansch"

House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle


Totals for Challenge
Points this task : 5
Total Points : 5

Tasks Completed : 1
Books Read This Season : 1
Pages Read This Season : 192

Good Reads Authors : 0
Big Books : 500+
Big Books : 750+
Big Books : 1000+


message 6: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (ebpnd17) | 627 comments Elizabeth P

Task 10.2 - Something Strange in the Neighborhood
Paranormal on genres page

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost
Mark Frost is a *Goodreads Author*
At 528 pages, good for *1 Big Book Ticket*
Page Link: The Paladin Prophecy

Points this Post: 10
Total Points: 10
Total Tasks: 1
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 1
Total Books: 1


message 7: by Delmy (new)

Delmy  (needfulreads) 5.3 - Orange: Wave a Flag
The color orange can be made by mixing the colors red and yellow. Read a book set in a country that has either the color orange or both the colors red AND yellow on its official flag. For the purposes of this task, we will use these flags: Flags of the World
Required: Identify the country when you post.

Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich Von Kleist (set in Germany)

Totals for challenge:

Points this task: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed:1
Books read:1
Goodreads authors:
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 8: by Cindie (new)

Cindie Harp | 1601 comments 5.2 - Pink: Celebrating the Female

I read An American Bride in Kabul. This book lists "women" on its page. In addition, author Phyllis Chesler is a *********Goodreads author*******

Points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
GR authors: 1
Pages read: 256


message 9: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay Vandever (lindzabeth) | 15 comments lindzabeth

10.8 Question Everything
Read a book with one of the following: who, what, where, when, why, how, "?" in the title or subtitle.

Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #1) by Dorothy L. Sayers Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers



Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Total tasks: 1
Goodreads authors: 0
Big books: 500+ (0);750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 10: by Shauna (last edited Jun 02, 2014 10:12AM) (new)

Shauna | 186 comments 30.1 - Ms Anderson's Task: A Little Pick-Me-Up
Dice Rolls: 4, 6

4 (Humor) - The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale *Goodreads Author*

6 (Fantasy) - You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister *Goodreads Author*

Totals for Challenge
Points this task: 30
Total Points: 30

Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


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message 11: by Poongothai (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 88 comments 10.9 Isthmus Test

16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber by Debbie Macomber Goodreads Author
Book with an outdoor scene that depicts a body of water on the cover.


In this post :
Points : 10
Goodreads Authors : 1
Big Book Tickets : 0

Total:
Total Points: 10
Total Goodreads Authors: 1
Total Big Book Tickets: 0



message 12: by SamZ (new)

SamZ (samwisezbrown) SAM ID

10-4 - Across the Ages
A book where time travel is listed as a genre.
Love Beyond Time by Nancy Campbell Allen
*genre approved message #35*

***Nancy Campbell Allen is a GR author, 1 ticket***

Points: 10
Total Points: 10
GR authors: 1
Big Books: 0


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Kaye

15.10 ----Fun in the Sun.

Read a book of your choice, in a favorite summer spot - anywhere you can relax and enjoy yourself!

American Boy by Larry Watson

I read this while sitting in the shade , on a sunny day .

Points- 15
GoodRead Author - 1 point


Total points -15
Total GR authors -1


message 14: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay Vandever (lindzabeth) | 15 comments lindzabeth

10.2 Something Strange in the Neighborhood
Read a book with the genre Paranormal on the main page genre listing OR with “ghost” in the title, subtitle, or book description.

The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1) by Kimberly Derting The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
*Kimberly Derting is a Goodreads author*
**listed as fantasy>paranormal by 705 users**

Points this post: 10
Total points: 20
Goodreads authors: 1
Big reads: 0


message 15: by Lisa (new)

Lisa LisaHJ
10.2 Something Strange in the Neighborhood
. Read a book with the genre Paranormal on the main page

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake

Total this post-10 points
Total to date-10 points
GoodReads Author 1


message 16: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 219 comments 30.4 Susan A's Task: Percy Jackson Lovers Unite!
Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs (option 1) and Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs (option 2)

Tera Lynn Childs is a goodreads author so I would like 2 claim 2 good reads author tickets


Total Points Earned: 30/1180
Total Pages Read: 536/24310
Total Books Read: 2/91
Good Read Authors: 2
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()




message 17: by Angie (last edited Jun 02, 2014 09:16AM) (new)

Angie (pinkindle) | 597 comments ANGIE CA

10.7 From the Source
Book: Desire by Design by Paula Altenburg
Notes: Set in Halifax, Canada and the author is Canadian. Approved for length in post #3573.


This Post: 10
Points to Date: 10


message 18: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments HINA

5.1 - Red: When I am an old woman - Read a book first published in 1998

The Bachelor and the Babies by Heather MacAllister. ~Originally Published 1/1/1998

**Heather MacAllister is a goodreads Author.

Current post:
Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 5
Total Goodreads Authors: 1
Total Big Book Tickets: 0
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 19: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1182 comments Elizabeth B

10.5 This Could Take A While
The Best Fantasy Stories of the Year, 1989

Points: 10
Total points:10


message 20: by Ally (last edited Jun 08, 2014 02:58AM) (new)

Ally (ally1604) | 64 comments Ally


5.5 - Green: It's Not Easy Being Green
A book with a title that is at least a 3 words long in which the first letters of ALL of the words in the title can be found in KERMIT THE FROG
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell GRA

Books: 1
Task Points: 5
Total Points: 5
Total GR Authors: 1





message 21: by jingles (last edited Jun 02, 2014 04:31PM) (new)

jingles | 146 comments 15.10 Fun in the Sun
Catch Your Breath|Shannyn Schroeder - 06/01/14

(favorite summer spot - deck)

Shannyn Schroeder is a Goodreads Author.

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Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 15
Goodreads Author: (1)


message 22: by Pamela (new)

Pamela (pamela3265) | 954 comments Pamela3265

30.8 - Sandy's Task: Concentration!

Both of the books below use the noun home.

Fields of Home by Rachel Ann Nunes (Goodreads Author) - 304 pages

Flying Home by Rachel Ann Nunes (Goodreads Author) - 328 pages.

Points this post: 30
Total Points: 30
Goodreads Authors this post: 2
Total Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Book Tickets this post: 0
Total Big Book Tickets: 0
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 23: by Margaret (new)

Margaret (igem36) | 187 comments 10.2 Something Strange in the Neighborhood "Ghost" in the title; paranormal listed as genre on main page. This book has both:

The Ghost of Squire House by Joanne Pence The Ghost of Squire House by Joanne Pence (Goodreads author)

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Goodreads authors this post: 1
Total Goodreads authors: 1


message 24: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (chaitra_ganesh) | 520 comments Chaitra


10.2 Something Strange in the Neighborhood
Snowblind - Christopher Golden. Genre Paranormal > Ghosts on the main page (12 users).

Points: 10

** Christopher Golden is a Goodreads Author**

*****

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 10
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500 ( ), 750 ( ), 1000 ( )


message 25: by Chaitra (last edited Jun 02, 2014 06:24PM) (new)

Chaitra (chaitra_ganesh) | 520 comments Eeep. Double post.


message 26: by Allison (new)

Allison Miela583

Task 10.1 - I Scream, You Scream
Author's initials found in "ICE CREAM"

Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures by Alice B. Emerson

Points this Post: 10
Total Points: 10
Total Tasks: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 0
Total Books: 1
Total Pages: 208


message 27: by Cristina (new)

Cristina (thyan) | 41 comments 5.8 Violet: Barely Visible
Between 380 and 450 pages

Phoenix Rising by Philippa Ballantine (GR Author)and Tee Morris (GR Author) – 402 pgs, Mass Market Edition

Points This Post: 5

Points Total: 5

GR Author: 1


message 28: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 817 comments Cindy F

Task 10.4 Across the Ages

Genre Time Travel The Space Betweenby Diana GabaldonWho is a GOODREADS AUTHOR!

Points this post:10
Total points:10
Books Read:1
Tasks completed:1
Goodreads Authors:1
Big Books:500+(0)750+(0)1000+(0)


message 29: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments HINA

10.1 - I Scream, You Scream - Author's initials in ICE CREAM

Baby, I'm Yours (Beachcombers, #1) by Catherine Mann.

**Catherine Mann is a goodreads Author.**

Current post:
Points: 10
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 15
Total Goodreads Authors: 2
Total Big Book Tickets: 0
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 30: by Delmy (last edited Jun 03, 2014 11:50AM) (new)

Delmy  (needfulreads) 5.2 - Pink: Celebrating the Female
Read a book with the genre "feminism" or "womens" on its main page. The genre "womens" must stand alone (i.e., the genre "womens fiction" will not work).

Women Food and God An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth Women Food and God
By Geenen Roth ***Claiming GoodReads Author***

Totals for challenge:

Points this task: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2
Goodreads authors: 1
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 31: by ♞ Pat (last edited Jun 03, 2014 01:04PM) (new)

♞ Pat Gent | 628 comments Pat

25.1 - Directionally Challenged

Book A : Read a book that has in its title/subtitle one of the following words: North, South, East, West, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast, right, left.

The Third Hill North of Town by Noah Bly The Third Hill North of Town by Noah Bly

Book B : Read a book by an author whose initials for their first and last names can be found in the word COMPASS

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen *****GoodReads Author*****


Totals for Challenge

Points this task : 25
Total Points : 30

Tasks Completed : 2
Books Read This Season : 3
Pages Read This Season : 868

Good Reads Authors : 1
Big Books : 500+
Big Books : 750+
Big Books : 1000+


message 32: by Tia (last edited Jun 03, 2014 01:50PM) (new)

Tia (fatgirlfatbooks) Readerboard name: Tia

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15

Tasks completed: 1
Books Read: 1

Goodread Authors: 0
Big books (500+): 0
Big books (750+): 0
Big books (1000+): 0


15.9 - Decisions, Decisions...

Go to this site What Should I Read Next?. Enter a book and read one of the recommendations provided.

Started with: Slaughterhouse-Five
Read: A Clockwork Orange


message 33: by Angie (new)

Angie (pinkindle) | 597 comments ANGIE CA

5.9 - Black: Whiskers and Witches
Book: The Tragedy of Knowledge by Rachael Wade
Notes: "Witches" genre.


30.1 Ms Anderson's Task: A Little Pick-Me-Up
Book 1: Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Notes: Rolled 1. Poetry.

Book 2: The Gates by Rachael Wade
Notes: Rolled 6. Fantasy.

This Post: 35
Points to Date: 45


message 34: by Katrina (new)

Katrina (katrinasreads) | 188 comments KATRINAT

10.1 I scream, you scream, author's initials in icE creaM
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride

Points this post:10
Points so far:10
Books read:1
GR author:0
Big book: 500 () 750 () 1000()


message 35: by Laurel (last edited Jun 04, 2014 03:33PM) (new)

Laurel (goodreadscomboddy_l) | 96 comments LAUREL CA

5.6 Blue: The Most Popular
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold The Lovely Bones
This was on the fourth page of the Most Popular Books List. I read the mass market paperback, 329 pages.

Points: 5
Books read: 1
Total Points: 5




message 36: by Fairlee (new)

Fairlee Corkran | 71 comments 5.5-It not easy being green Going, Going, Ganache (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #5) by Jenn McKinlay Jenn Mc Kinley is a goodread author points-5 author-1


message 37: by Shauna (last edited Jun 03, 2014 06:15PM) (new)

Shauna | 186 comments 30.9 Ty's Task: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Book A: Read a book where all the letters in one word from the title can be found in SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS.

Far from Perfect by Barbara Longley *Goodreads Author*
*350 Pages
*The word 'Perfect' is found in "Supercal . . ."

Book B: Read a book where all the letters in the author's first or last name can be found in SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho *Goodreads Author*
*208 Pages
*The name Paulo is found in "Supercal . . ."

Totals for Challenge
Points this task: 30
Total Points: 60

Goodreads Authors: 4
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:





message 38: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (_lindsey_) | 395 comments Lindsey IL



15.4 - Double Trouble

The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America's Favorite Desserts by Jessie Oleson

2 O's in "Goods", 2 S's in "Desserts"


15.5 - Where Was that Again?

Blankets by Craig Thompson

set in WI


15.6 - I'm Flying!

Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins

plane on cover

Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins


25.6 - Sandi's Task: I could use a little help here!

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

option 1, author's initials "AB"

Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3 by Gail Carriger

option 4, shapeshifter genre

***Gail Carriger is a GoodReads author***


30.1 - Ms Anderson's Task: A Little Pick-Me-Up

I rolled 1 and 4.

Dog Songs by Mary Oliver

option 1, poetry

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh

option 4, humor



Points This Post: 100
Total Points: 100

GoodReads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 7





message 39: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (kristinekae) | 258 comments 5.4 Mellow Yellow

The Girl Who Played with Fire
"Young GIRL Blues"

BIG BOOK
503 pages

this task 5 points

total points 5


message 40: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1192 comments Post 1

10.3 The More the Merrier
Read a book that depicts at least 3 people on the cover.

Book has been approved in the eBook Verification thread message #3 (upon checking on how to post query)

James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing by G. Norman Lippert
James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing (James Potter, #1) by G. Norman Lippert

G. Norman Lippert is a GR author


Points this task: 10
Total: 10
GR authors: 1
Books read: 1
Tasks Done: 1


message 41: by Cristina (last edited Jun 04, 2014 03:44AM) (new)

Cristina (thyan) | 41 comments 10.4. Across the Ages

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (GR Author)

Points This Post: 10
Points Total: 15

GR Author Ticket: 1
Total GR Author Tickets: 2

Big Books: 2 tickets (850 pages)


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

5.1 - Red: When I am an old woman...

read a book first published in 1998.

Stardust

Points this post:5
Total points:5


message 43: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyhelen) | 79 comments 5.6 - Blue: Most Popular
Read a book found on first 5 pages of Most Popular Favourite Books

Animal Farm

Found on page 2 of the list

Totals for Challenge

Points this task : 5
Total Points : 5

Tasks Completed : 1

GoodReads Authors : 0
Big Books (500+) :
Big Books (750+) :
Big Books (1000+) :


message 44: by Andy (last edited Jun 04, 2014 07:47AM) (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2961 comments Andy P.
10.9 Isthmus Test

Read a book with an outdoor scene that depicts a body of water on the cover Walking On Water by Gemma O'Connor by Gemma O'Connor
hills in the background, greenish water in front of it.When you click on the thumbnail cover, a different edition comes up, but I assume this is ok since there is water and a boat in that one.
Points this post: 10
Total points: 10


message 45: by Denise (new)

Denise | 445 comments 5.7 - Brown: Chocolates and Coffee on the Beach

Read a book with one of the following words found intact in the title/subtitle or author's name: brown, sand, chocolate, coffee.

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier


30.11 Helen's Task: Honor's Awards

Book 1: Summa Cum Laude - winners of Goodreads Choice Awards

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

(Goodreads Choice for Best Nonfiction 2012)


Book 2: Magna Cum Laude - nominees for Goodreads Choice Awards

Joyland by Stephen King

(Goodreads Choice for Mystery & Thriller Nominee 2013)

Total this post=35
Grand total=35


message 46: by Rosemary (last edited Jun 04, 2014 07:26AM) (new)

Rosemary | 640 comments 5.5 Green: It's Not Easy Being Green

The Maltese Felon by Renee Pawlish

* Goodreads author: Renee Pawlish *


Points this post = 5

Total points = 5
Big Book tickets = 0
Goodreads Authors = 1


message 47: by Kaora (new)

Kaora (ophelja) | 849 comments Allison I

15.9 - Decisions, Decisions...


The Way of Shadows (Started with Elantris by Brandon Sanderson- Recommended this Trilogy)

** Brent Weeks is a GR Author
** Big Book at 645 pages

Tasks This Post: 1
Points This Post: 15
Tasks Complete: 1 / 63
Total Points: 15 / 1105
Big Books: 1
GR Authors: 1


message 48: by Lindy-Lane (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 590 comments Lindy-Lane

task 5.7 brown:chocolates, coffee on the beach!

*word chocolate in title:
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan



Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0) 750+(0) 1000+(0)

Tasks Completed: 1


message 49: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments HINA

5.6 - Blue: Most Popular - Book from first 5 Pages of Popular Favorite Books list

Tangled by Emma Chase. Found on Page 2

**Emma Chase is a goodreads Author.**

Current post:
Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 20
Total Goodreads Authors: 3
Total Big Book Tickets: 0
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 50: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2225 comments Sheila


☐5.3 - Orange: Wave a Flag
Dark Witch (The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
(Ireland)




☐5.5 - Green: It's Not Easy Being Green
Gone Too Far (Troubleshooters, #6) by Suzanne Brockmann Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann




☐5.6 - Blue: Most Popular
Hopeless (Hopeless, #1) by Colleen Hoover Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
On page 1


Total Points = 15



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