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message 1: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1246 comments Mod
Scoring Example

Here's an example of how it will look when reported:

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
20th Century-10 points
343 pages- 4 points
Bonus I: 5 points
Total: 19 points

Please don’t post any scores until after February 1st.


message 2: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 970 comments The Gods of Tango by Carolina De Robertis
20th Century - 10 pts
384 pgs - 4 pts
Bonus "E" - 5 pts
Book total - 19 pts


message 3: by Jan (new)

Jan | 1804 comments The Beekeeer's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
20th Century: 10 points
341 pages: 4 points
F Bonus: 5 points

Total: 19 points The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1) by Laurie R. King


message 4: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1246 comments Mod
Mademoiselle Boleyn by Robin Maxwell

16th Century-10 points
324 pages- 4 points
Bonus F: 5 points
Total: 19 points


message 5: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 970 comments The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis
1st Century - 10 pts
352 pgs - 4 pts
Book Total - 14 pts
Challenge Total - 33 pts


message 6: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Snow. Child by Eowyn Ivey
20th Century. 10
Set in winter. 5
Cover winter. 5
Author initials. 5
North America. 5
428 pages. 4
Total. 29


message 7: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Total for Snow Child 34


message 8: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1246 comments Mod
Margaret wrote: "Snow. Child by Eowyn Ivey
20th Century. 10
Set in winter. 5
Cover winter. 5
Author initials. 5
North America. 5
428 pages. 4
Total. 29"


Margaret, you can only use one bonus per book so you will want to choose one and update/redo your post.


message 9: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Oh sorry. I misunderstood. I thought one could only use a particular bonus once during the challenge. A pity.


message 10: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Only bonus point then for cover winter 5 total 19


message 11: by Linda (new)

Linda Bridges (lindajoyb) | 758 comments Communion Blood by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
17th century--10 points
bonus--set in Europe--5 points
480 pages-4 points
Total 19 points

Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
20th century--10 points
bonus--set in North America--5 points
287 pages--2 points
Total--17 points

challenge total--36 points


message 12: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments [ book: Victoria:The Queen] by Julia Baird
19th Century 10
752 pages 8
Europe bonus . 5
Total 23
Challenge total 42


message 13: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1246 comments Mod
DATE 11-FEB
Thru Post: 12
Score Adjustment in ()

Margaret 42
Linda 36
CherylA 33
Jan 19
Jasmine 19
Jayme 0
Lindsey 0


message 14: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 537 comments The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
20th Century - 10 points
675 pages - 6 points
Bonus f - Set in Europe - 5 points
Book Total 21 points


message 15: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 970 comments Absolution by Murder by Peter Tremayne
7th Century - 10 pts
272 pgs - 2 pts
Book total - 12 pts
Challenge total - 45 pts


message 16: by Linda (last edited Feb 15, 2017 02:28PM) (new)

Linda Bridges (lindajoyb) | 758 comments The Empress of Bright Moon by Weina Dai Randel
7th century--10 points
368 pages=4 points
Bonus--set in Asia--5 points
Book total =19points

Challenge total=55 points


message 17: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1246 comments Mod
Linda wrote: "The Empress of Bright Moon by Weina Dai Randel
7th century--10 points
368 pages=4 points
Winter bonus c--one of the author's initials in the WINTER=5 points
Bonus--set in Asia--5 po..."


Linda, you can only use one bonus per book so you will want to choose between the two you posted.


message 18: by Linda (new)

Linda Bridges (lindajoyb) | 758 comments Jasmine wrote: "Linda wrote: "The Empress of Bright Moon by Weina Dai Randel
7th century--10 points
368 pages=4 points
Winter bonus c--one of the author's initials in the WINTER=5 points
Bonus--set..."


I figured that out about 2 a.m. I have gone in and changed it.


message 19: by Jan (new)

Jan | 1804 comments The Wild Irish by Robin Maxwell
The Wild Irish by Robin Maxwell
16th Century 10 pts
399 pages 4 pts
Bonus C 5 pts

Total 19 pts


message 20: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 295 comments The Red Sphinx: A Sequel to The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (2/16/17)
17th Century: 10 pts
832 pgs: 8 pts
Bonus F (Europe): 5 pts
Total: 23 pts


message 21: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 295 comments News of the World by Paulette Jiles (2/17/17)
19th Century: 10 pts
209 pgs: 2 pts
Bonus D (N. America): 5 pts
Total: 17 pts

Challenge Total: 40


message 22: by Lindsey (last edited Feb 20, 2017 02:28PM) (new)

Lindsey | 295 comments The Forbidden Queen by Anne O'Brien (2/19/17)
15th Century: 10 pts
619 pgs: 6 pts
Total: 16 pts

Challenge Total: 56 pts


message 23: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments [bok:The journey of Anders Sparrman] by Per Wastberg
18th Century 10
352 pages 4
Africa 5 total 19
Challenge total 51


message 24: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Book total 19


message 25: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1246 comments Mod
The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall
20th Century-10 points
517 pages- 6 points
Bonus H: 5 points
Book Total: 21 points
Challenge Total: 40 points


message 26: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 970 comments An Unholy Alliance by Susanna Gregory
14th Century - 10 pts
336 pgs - 4 Pts
Book total - 14 pts

Hidden by Donna Jo Napoli
10th Century - 10 pts
384 pgs - 4 pts
Book total - 14 pts

Post total - 28 pts
Challenge total - 73 pts


message 27: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 295 comments The Black Lyon by Jude Deveraux (2/28/17)
13th Century: 10 pts
293 pgs: 2 pts
Book Total: 12 pts

Challenge Total: 68 pts


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2967 comments Orphan Trainby Christina Baker Kline

20th Century +10
278 pp +2
Bonus +5 Set in North America (Minnesota, Maine USA)
Book Total: 17


message 29: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 295 comments Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner (3/5/17)
20th Century: 10 pts
386 pgs: 4 pts
Book Total: 14 pts

Challenge Total: 82 pts


message 30: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1246 comments Mod
DATE 5-MARCH
Thru Post: 29
Score Adjustment in ()

Lindsey 82
CherylA 73
Margaret 61 (+10)
Linda 55
Jasmine 40
Jan 38
JenC 21
Jayme 17

*Margaret- Added wrong on post #23


message 31: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 970 comments Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers
17th Century - 10 pts
294 pgs - 2 pts
"D" Bonus (N America) - 5 pts
Book total - 17 pts

The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny
16th Century - 10 pts
320 pgs - 4 pts
"F" Bonus (Europe) - 5 pts
Book total - 19 pts

Post total - 36 pts
Challenge total - 109 pts


message 32: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Katherine by Anya Seton
14th Century 10
516 pages 6
Book total 16
Challenge total 77


message 33: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Challenge total 87


message 34: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 537 comments Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon
18th Century - 10 points
494 pages - 4 points
Book Total - 14 points
Challenge total - 35 points


message 35: by Linda (new)

Linda Bridges (lindajoyb) | 758 comments Hanging Mary bySusan Higginbotham
19th century-10 points
400 pages=4 points
Book Total=14 points

Challenge total=69 points


message 36: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 295 comments A King's Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman (3/15/17)
12th Century: 10 pts
685 pgs: 6 pts
Book Total: 16 pts

Challenge Total: 98 pts


message 37: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1246 comments Mod
Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
2nd Century - 10 pts
532 pgs - 6 pts

Book total - 16 pts
Challenge Total: 56


message 38: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 970 comments Fortune Like the Moon by Alys Clare
12th Century - 10 pts
272 pgs - 2 pts
Book total - 12 pts

The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer
19th Century - 10 pts
"G" Bonus (Africa) - 5 pts
464 pgs - 4 pts
Book total - 19 pts

Post total - 31 pts
Challenge total - 140 pts


message 39: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Journey of the North Star by Douglas Penick
15th Century 10
340 pages 4
Bonus Asia 5
Total 19


message 40: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Challenge total 106


message 41: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (last edited Mar 25, 2017 07:25AM) (new)

Jasmine | 1246 comments Mod
America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray
19th Century-10 points
580 pages- 6 points
Bonus D: 5 points
Total: 21 points
Challenge Total: 77


message 42: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1246 comments Mod
DATE 25-MARCH
Thru Post: 41
Score Adjustment in ()

CHERYL A 140
LINDSEY 98
MARGARET 96 (-10)
JASMINE 77
LINDA 69
JAN 38
JENC 35
JAYME 17


Margaret-- You added twice on post 33


message 43: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Sorry I do seem to be messing up.


message 44: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming

16th Century 10
656 pages. 6
South America. 5
Book total 21


message 45: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments Challenge total 117


message 46: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1246 comments Mod
FINAL SCORES

CHERYL A 140
MARGARET 117
LINDSEY 98
JASMINE 77
LINDA 69
JAN 38
JENC 35
JAYME 17

Thanks everyone for participating and I hope this challenge got you to venture out of your reading comfort zone!


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2967 comments Thank you Jasmine. I didn't have too many historical fiction books this time around but I got one in.


message 48: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8022 comments I loved this challenge and read books I might never have read otherwise and learned allot of new history. Thank you Jasmine for your effort. Wish it would continue!! Well worth repeating.


message 49: by Chris (new)

Chris | 521 comments Jasmine wrote: "FINAL SCORES

CHERYL A 140
MARGARET 117
LINDSEY 98
JASMINE 77
LINDA 69
JAN 38
JENC 35
JAYME 17

Thanks everyone for participating and I hope this challenge got you to venture out of your reading co..."


I applaud you all. I was too intimidated by the centuries challenge to get through in a relatively short period of time to participate. So kudos to all of you!


message 50: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 970 comments Chris - I think half the fun of the challenge is finding books that fit the "challenge". The hard part is actually reading them!!!


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