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message 1: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5284 comments Post your completed tasks here. In order to help us better manage our score keeping: PLEASE ONLY POST ONE BOOK PER MESSAGE.

Please use the add book/author link for the book titles. When claiming combo points, tell how the book qualifies, and provide a link if requested in the task description.

RwS Sample Post:

20.1 Carson McCullers

The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Part One by Guy de Maupassant

+20 Task (1850-1893)
+ 5 Combo (10.2)
+10 LiT
+10 Not a Novel (Stories)
+10 Oldies (1902)
+ 5 Jumbo (520 pgs)

Task Total = 60


message 2: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5284 comments Christmas in Vegas 2: Roulette Sample Post

15.2 CiV 2

The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Bet: Even
Squares: 10, 22, 36

+15 Task

Task Total: 15


message 3: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (klibrary) | 3928 comments 15.1 CiV 2

I love to re-read this one every December!

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Bet: High
Squares: 24,27,29

24: Historical Fiction 440 Users / 27: Born 1812 / 29: Born February 7

+15 Task

Task Total: 15
Grand Total: 15


message 4: by Karin (last edited Dec 17, 2016 08:44AM) (new)

Karin 15.9 CiV 2
"I come from the valley" by Joan Finnigan

Bet: 1st Column
Squares: 1, 7, 31

ETA +15 +70 Task

Task Total: 15 70
Grand Total: 15 70


message 5: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 1825 comments 10.6 Obscure Awards

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

ALA Alex Award 2003

task =10
combo= 5 (10.2 Fforde)

total=15
grand total =15


message 6: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 3734 comments 20.4 AMember of the Wedding
Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells #109 on list

+20 - task
+ 5 - combo (10.2)
+ 5 - oldies (1992)

Task total - 30
Grand Total - 30 pts


message 7: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 1825 comments 20.2 LGBT

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

task = 20
combo= 5 (10.6-Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award 2006)

total= 25
grand total =40


message 8: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 1527 comments 20.6 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

+20 task
+5 oldies
+10 Not a Novel
+15 combos (10.2 - Albee, 10.3 - 1962, 20.2 - approved)

Task Total = 50
Grand Total = 50


message 9: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1874 comments 20.6 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson

+20 Task
+ 15 Combo (10.2, 10.4-Norway/Denmark, 10.6 Nordic Council Literature Prize)
+10 LiT

Task Total = 45
Grand Total = 45


message 10: by Rebekah (last edited Dec 03, 2016 07:50PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 3734 comments 10.3 20/16/2017
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley

+20 - Task
+ 5 - Combo (20.6)

Task total - 15
Grand Total - 45 pts


message 11: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 969 comments 10.2 Double Trouble

Ten White Geese by Gerbrand Bakker

+10 task
+10 combo (10.6 obscure awards, 10.8 for the birds)
+10 lost in translation (from Dutch)

Task total: 30
Grand total: 30


message 12: by Kazen (last edited Dec 04, 2016 02:54AM) (new)

Kazen | 608 comments 10.2 - Double Trouble

A Date at the Altar by Cathy Maxwell

+10 task (Maxwell)
+5 combo (10.3 - pub 2016)

Task total: 15 points
Grand total: 15 points


message 13: by Norma (new)

Norma | 869 comments 20.2 - LGBT

Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell

+20 task
+5 Combo (10.2)

Task total: 25
Grand total: 25


message 14: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 1601 comments Task 10.3 2016/17
Read any book originally published in a year that includes at least two of the numbers 1, 6, and 7.

The Glorious Ones: A Novel (1974) by Francine Prose (Hardcover, 175 pages)

+10 Task
+05 Oldies -25 to 75 years old: (1942-1992)

Task Total: 10 + 05 = 15

Grand Total: 00 + 15 = 15


message 15: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1165 comments 15.1 CiV 2

The Duppy by Anthony C. Winkler

Bet: High
Squares: 22, 29, 32

Date of birth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony...

+15 Task

Task Total=15
Season total=15


message 16: by Coralie (last edited Dec 12, 2016 04:08PM) (new)

Coralie | 1874 comments 15.1 CiV 2

Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf

Bet: Even
Squares: 10, 18, 22

+15 Task

Task Total: 15
Grand Total = 60


message 17: by Ed (last edited Dec 04, 2016 06:46PM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 1825 comments 20.8 Shirley Jackson Amanda's Task

The Cubs and Other Stories by Mario Vargas Llosa

task = 20
combo = 5 (10.2 Llosa)
LiT= 10 (Spanish)
Not a novel=10
Oldie =5 (1959)
task total= 50

grand total= 90


message 18: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 1601 comments Task 20.8 Shirley Jackson
Read a book in which the title contains the phrase "and other stories".

The First Person: and Other Stories (2008) by Ali Smith (Hardcover, 207 pages)

+20 Task
+05 Combo (#20.1 LGBT)
+10 Not-a-Novel: short story collections

Task Total: 20 + 05 + 10 = 35

Grand Total: 15 + 35 = 50


message 19: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 1527 comments 10.2 Double Trouble

The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

+10 task

Task Total = 10
Grand Total = 60


message 20: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 1825 comments 15.1 CiV 2

A Death in the Sánchez Family by Oscar Lewis

Bet: 3rd Dozen
Squares: 25, 31, 34

task =15
grand total = 105


message 21: by Sarah A. (new)

Sarah A. (cera_az) | 107 comments 20.6 Heart is a lonely Hunter
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

+20 task
+5 combo (10.6 obscure award ALA Alex Award)
Task Total = 25

Grand total = 25


message 22: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1059 comments 15.1 CiV 2

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Bet: 2nd Dozen
Squares: 13, 16, 18

Task total: 15
Grand total: 15


message 23: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1059 comments 15.2 CiV 2

Nemesis by Agatha Christie

Bet: Column 2
Squares: 8, 17, 32

Task total: 20
Grand total: 35


message 24: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2286 comments 15.1 - CiV 2

Black Dogs by Ian McEwan

Bet: 1st Dozen
Squares: 4, 7, 9

+15 task

Task Total: 15
Season Total: 15


message 25: by Rosemary (last edited Dec 06, 2016 01:57AM) (new)

Rosemary | 2286 comments 15.2 - CiV 2

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Bet: Red
Squares: 1 (set 100% in Canada), 32, 34

+20 task

Task Total: 20
Season Total: 35


message 26: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2286 comments 20.6 - The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Tell It to a Stranger by Elizabeth Berridge

+20 task (approved)
+10 combo (10.2, 10.3 1947)
+10 not a novel (short stories)
+ 5 oldies

Task Total: 45
Season Total: 80


message 27: by Karin (last edited Dec 17, 2016 08:46AM) (new)

Karin 10.1 - Square Peg

White Heat by M.J. McGrath

+10 task (approved)

Task Total: 10

Season Total so far: 25 80


message 28: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Dec 05, 2016 05:20PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2099 comments CIV 2
Redoubtby Mercedes Lackey
Bets used: 28, 35, 36 (female author, 301-350pp, Title starts with R)

Task +15
Book Total:15
Grand Total: 15

P.S. I checked the Brooklyn Public Library site and this book is not listed as Young Adult even though Goodreads lists it in its main page. I also couldn't find it listed in the lexile score.


message 29: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 1613 comments 15.1 Roulette

bet: high sq. 22, 26, 34

The Winter Lodge by Susan Wiggs

15 task
___
15

Yay, I'm on the board!

Running total: 15


message 30: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 1825 comments 20.1 Carson McCullers:

The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

task = 20
combo= 10 (10.3- 1887; 20.2)
oldie = 10 (1887)

task total = 40
grand total= 145


message 31: by Rebekah (last edited Dec 10, 2016 07:57PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 3734 comments 20.3 Illumination and Nightglare
Just Kids by Patti Smith

+20 - Task
+10 - Combo (10.6 -National Book Award and NAIBA Book of the Year both in 2010, 20.5)
+10 - Not a Novel

Task Total - 40 pts
Grand Total - 85 pts


message 32: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5284 comments 10.2 Double Trouble

Mortal Fear by Robin Cook

+10 Task
+5 Oldies (1988)

Task Total: 15
Season Total: 15


message 33: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5284 comments 10.4 Scandinavia

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

+10 Task (Set in Sweden)
+10 LiT
+10 Combo (10.2, 10.6)
+5 Oldies (1991)

Task Total: 35
Season Total: 50


message 34: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5284 comments 20.3 Illumination

The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue by Frederick Forsyth

+20 Task
+10 Not-a-Novel

Post Total: 30
Season Total: 80


message 35: by Norma (last edited Dec 06, 2016 04:43AM) (new)

Norma | 869 comments 20.2 - LGBT

Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell

+ 20 task
+ 5 Combo (10.2)

Task total: 25
Grand total: 50


message 36: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2286 comments 10.6 - Obscure Awards

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

+10 task

Task Total: 10
Season Total: 90


message 37: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 1764 comments 15.1 CiV 2: Bet on Odd

Café Scheherazade by Arnold Zable
ODD: 7 (232 pages) | 21 (b. 10 Jan 1947) | 31 (103 ratings)

+15 Task

Task Total: 15
Grand Total: 15


message 38: by Valerie (last edited Dec 06, 2016 04:52PM) (new)

Valerie Brown | 1613 comments 15.2 Roulette

bet low: sq. 3, 7, 8

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

20 task
___
20

Running total: 35


message 39: by Beth (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 850 comments 20.9 Reading Resolutions Kate S's Task

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

+20 task
+15 combo (20.7, 10.2, 10.3)

Task total: 35
Grand total: 35


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 9768 comments 15.1 CiV2

Kieron Smith, Boy by James Kelman

Bet: Black
Squares: 6, 26, 31

+15 Task


message 41: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1165 comments 15.2 CiV 2

The Trial Of Sören Qvist by Janet Lewis

Bet: Even
Squares: 10, 18, 28

+20 Task

Season Total=35


message 42: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 1825 comments 20.3 Illumination and Night Glare: The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McCullers

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

task =20
combo=5 (10.3- 1791)
not a novel =10
oldie = 15 (1791)

task total = 50
grand total =195


message 43: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 1825 comments 10.2 Double Trouble

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

task =10
combo= 10 (10.3-1969; 10.6- Chicago Publishers' Award Winners 1970)
oldie = 5 (1969)

task total = 25
grand total = 220


message 44: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1059 comments 15.3 CiV 2

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson

Bet: Column 1
Squares: 7, 10, 22

Task total: 25
Grand total: 60


message 45: by Karin (last edited Dec 17, 2016 08:46AM) (new)

Karin 20.6 The Heart is a Lonely Hunger

My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

task=20
combo=5 (10.3 2016/2017)

Task total= 25

Season/grand total=50 115


message 46: by Gabriel (new)

Gabriel Soll | 184 comments 15.1 CiV 1

The Mathematician's Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer

Bet: Reds
Squares: 9, 14, 34

+15 Task

Task Total: 15

Season total: 15


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 9768 comments Post 43 Ed wrote: "10.2 Double Trouble

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

task =10
combo= 10 (10.3-1969; 10.6- Chicago Publishers' Award Winners 1970)
oldie = 5 (1969)

task total = 2..."


I'm sorry, Ed. This doesn't qualify for 10.6 because it was nominated for the Hugo, which is one of the excluded awards.


message 48: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 1825 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Post 43 Ed wrote: "10.2 Double Trouble

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

task =10
combo= 10 (10.3-1969; 10.6- Chicago Publishers' Award Winners 1970)
oldie = 5 (19..."


oops...I forgot about the nominations.


message 49: by Karin (last edited Dec 17, 2016 08:47AM) (new)

Karin 20.3 Illumination and Night Glare: The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McCullers

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future...: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned by Michael J. Fox (approved)

Task=20
combo=5 (20.6 --the title is a complete sentence)
not a novel=10

Task Total=35

Grand/Season Total =85 150


message 50: by Beth (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 850 comments 15.1 CiV2

The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley

Bet - Even
Squares - 10 - 16 - 18

Task total: 15
Grand total: 50


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