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message 1: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1997 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 AND Author
Date book was completed
Points for this task
Pages for this task
Total Points
Total Pages
Rating (optional)
Review (optional)
Total Books (optional)


message 2: by Diana S (last edited Mar 02, 2017 08:20AM) (new)

Diana S | 1997 comments Mod
Scoreboard

Most Points
Bethany - 9
**Amberly - 8
Tessa - 5
Amber - 5
Marliyn - 6
Linda C - 9
Wanda - 4
Sam F - 6

Most Pages
**Bethany - 2585
Amberly - 1944
Tessa - 1911
Amber - 1607
Marilyn - 2375
Linda C - 2787
Wanda - 1139
Sam F - 1886

Updated: up to post #45


message 3: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 471 comments 1.3 Mardi Gras
The Sandman, Vol. 1 Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman by Neil Gaiman 2/2/17 240 pgs

Points: 1
Pages: 240


message 4: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments 1.7(Sam F's Task) National Singlehood Awareness Day'
For February, instead of Valentines day, (Canada) we celebrate 'National Singlehood Awareness Day'.
Read 1 book about a single person or has a single person on the cover.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler by Amy Poehler: 2/4/17 - 5 stars

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 329

Total Points: 1
Total Pages: 329


message 5: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 686 comments TESSA

Task 1.7 - Sam F - National Singlehood Awareness Day

Single person featured in story - Harley is a bachelor in
The Jesus Cow ✔ - 03Feb17

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 320

Total points earned to date = 1
Total pages read to date = 320



message 6: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments 1.2 (Diana S's Task) Pick A Genre
Read a book with Magical Realism as its main page genre.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman - 2/9/17 - 3 stars

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 178

Total Points: 2
Total Pages: 507


message 7: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 424 comments 2.2 Surprise Me Task
Read Two Books

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich 02.07.17
Pages 320

Keep Moving: And Other Tips About Old Age by Dick Van Dyke02.09.17
Pages 264

Total pages 584
Total points 2


message 8: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 686 comments TESSA


Task 1.5 - President's Day
Read a book with a President in it
Abraham Lincoln ✔ - 09Feb17 (64 pg )

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 64

Total points earned - 2
Total pages read - 384



message 9: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 793 comments Has anyone not participated in determining their Surprise Me books? Or am I the last? I need someone to pick for me.


message 10: by Marilyn (last edited Feb 11, 2017 06:40AM) (new)

Marilyn Lott | 432 comments 2.2 Surprise Me Task
Read Two Books

Thanks, Diana for picking these 2 books:

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward--2/7/17--226 pages

The Widow by Fiona Barton--2/9/17--324 pages

Points this task - 2
Pages this task - 550

Total points - 2
Total pages - 550


message 11: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 471 comments 2.2 Surprise Me Task
Ella Minnow Pea: A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable by Mark Dunn 2/4/17 (208 pgs)
Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige 2/11/17 (270 pgs)

Points: 2
Pages: 478

Total points: 3
Total pages: 718


message 12: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 793 comments Task 2.2 Surprise Me Task

A Tale of Two Goblins (Dulcie O’Neil, #2) – H. P. Mallory (3 stars) 2/5/17 [247 ]
Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, # 1) – Zoe Archer (4 stars) 2/2/17 [384]

Points: 2
Pages: 631

Total points: 2
Total pages: 631



message 13: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 793 comments Task 2.3 (Tessa's Task) Book Concierge – My Own Valentine

A) Read a book with a character who is a member of the military –
Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #1) – Julia Quinn (4 stars) 2/5/17 2016 England [372] (Edward is fighting in American Revolution; Andrew is home recuperating from the Navy)

B) Read a book set at least 70% in a country NOT your own. Tell us where you are, and where the book is set.
The Incorrigible Lady Catherine (The Three Disgraces, #1) – Elena Greene (4 stars) 2/4/17 [230 ] (set in England; I live in USA)

Points: 2
Pages: 602

Total points: 4
Total pages: 1233



message 14: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 793 comments Task 1.3 Mardi Gras

Half Past Dead The Undying Heart / Simon Says (The Blades of the Rose, #0.5; Guardians of the Dark, #1) by Zoe Archer - Zoe Archer & Bianca D'Arc (4 stars) 2/1/17 [321] (green cover)

Task 1.7(Sam F's Task) National Singlehood Awareness Day'

Room with a Clue (Pennyfoot Hotel, #1) - Kate Kingsbury (4 stars) 2/3/17 [230] (Cecily is a widow)

Points: 2
Pages: 551

Total points: 6
Total pages: 1784



message 15: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 471 comments 2.4 (Bethany's Task) This month is short, so how about...
The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter
(Officially, my 1,000th read book, according to Goodreads!) 2/14/17 (369 pgs)
Poltergeist by Kat Richardson (Kat short for Katherine) 2/7/17 (338 pgs)

Points: 2
Pages: 707

Total points: 5
Total pages: 1425


message 16: by Wanda (last edited Feb 14, 2017 12:34PM) (new)

Wanda (oma1229) Task #1.2 Pick a Genre

When Autumn Leaves by Amy S. Foster- Magical Realism as genre-

Date Read:2/11/17

Points for this task-1
Pages for this task-283

Total Points-1
Total Pages-283

Rating-*****

Total Books-1


message 17: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) Task #1.7 National Singlehood Awareness Day

The Rose of York Crown of Destiny (The Rose of York Trilogy, #2) by Sandra Worth by Sandra Worth-Single person on cover

Date Read:2/5/17

Points for this task-1
Pages for this task-176

Total Points-2
Total Pages-459

Rating-*****

Total Books-2


message 18: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1997 comments Mod
I'll be updating later on tonight. I've been having too much fun for my birthday. :D


message 19: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments 1.6 Celebrate the Author
Member's Choice: Amberly
Read a book written by Sarah Dessen.

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen: 2/16/17 - 4 stars

Points this task: 2 (+mini review)
Pages this task: 228

Total Points: 4
Total Pages: 735


message 20: by Diana S (last edited Feb 17, 2017 09:22AM) (new)

Diana S | 1997 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "TESSA


Task 1.5 - President's Day
Read a book with a President in it
Abraham Lincoln ✔ - 09Feb17 (64 pg )

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 64

Total points earned - 2
Tota..."


Sorry Tessa :(
Can't count this book (doesn't meet the page requirement)

** 6. All books must be at least 100 pages in length or you may read 2 shorter books to meet the page length requirement.


message 21: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1997 comments Mod
Bethany, Amberly, Tessa, Amber, Marilyn, Linda C, Wanda: You are all now on the scoreboard. :D


message 22: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 432 comments 1.4 February Birthday Dates
This month Ayn Rand (2/2) and Laura Ingalls Wilder (2/7) celebrated their birthdays.
Read a book whose author's first name begins with either L,Y,A,U,N,R and their last name begins with either R,W,A,I,N,L,D,E

Laura Lippman, author of Wilde Lake--2/1/17--352 pages

Points this task - 1
Pages this task -352

Total points - 3
Total pages - 902


message 23: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 432 comments 1.7(Sam F's Task) National Singlehood Awareness Day'
For February, instead of Valentines day, (Canada) we celebrate 'National Singlehood Awareness Day'.
Read 1 book about a single person or has a single person on the cover.

Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman--about a single person--2/16/17--314 pages

Points this task - 1
Pages this task -314

Total points - 4
Total pages - 1216


message 24: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 686 comments TESSA

Task 2.3 - My Own Valentine

Military member in book - ARI Ben Canaan in Exodus ✔ - 14Feb17 (640 pg )

Set in a different country than mine - I'm in USA / book set in Sweden - A Man Called Ove ✔ - 03Feb17 (327 pg)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 967

Total points earned - 3
Total pages read - 1287



message 25: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) 2.2-Surprise Me
Read Two Books


Thank you Bethany!

Book #1-A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd-2/17/17/******-390 pages

Book #2-Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok-2/18/17-*****-290 pages

This Task
Points Earned-2
Pages Read-680 pages

Total Points Earned-4
Total Pages Read-1139


message 26: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 432 comments 1.5 Presidents Day
Read a book about a current/passed president--OR-- a book with a character that's a president.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow--3 presidents have roles in this book: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson! --2/18/17--818 pages

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 818

Total points - 5
Total pages - 2034


message 27: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 686 comments TESSA

Task 2.2 - Surprise Me
Amberly picked for me:
Days of Awe by Lauren Fox ✔ – 09Feb17 (256 pg)
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes ✔ – 15Feb17 (368 pg)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 624

Total points earned to date - 5
Total pages read to date - 1911



message 28: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 1.3 Mardi Gras

Read a book that has a cover predominantly (75%) purple, green, or gold (Show cover) --OR-- set in New Orleans or Brazil.

Bones to Ashes (Temperance Brennan, #10) by Kathy Reichs - Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs - 310 pages - completed 2/4/17


1.4 February Birthday Dates

Read a book whose author's first name begins with either L,Y,A,U,N,R and their last name begins with either R,W,A,I,N,L,D,E.

Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer - Initials LN - 309 pages - completed 2/18/17


1.7(Sam F's Task) National Singlehood Awareness Day'

Read 1 book about a single person or has a single person on the cover.

One Good Friend Deserves Another by Lisa Verge Higgins - 3 of 4 women are single - 352 pages - 2/15/17

Points this task – 3
Pages this task – 971 pages

Total points – 3
Total pages – 971 pages


message 29: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 471 comments 1.7(Sam F's Task) National Singlehood Awareness Day'
Underground (Greywalker, #3) by Kat Richardson by Kat Richardson 2/19/17

Points:1
Pages: 344

Total points: 6
Total pages: 1769


message 30: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 793 comments Marilyn wrote: "1.5 Presidents Day
Read a book about a current/passed president--OR-- a book with a character that's a president.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow--3 presidents have ..."


How did you like this? I listened to it back in 2005 when it came out and learned a lot.


message 31: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 432 comments I listened to this, too, over a period of 2 or 3 months and was surprised to learn that politicians back then were just as nasty as today! Had no idea that he and Thomas Jefferson were such enemies, but most of all I was amazed at the contributions Hamilton made to the country. What a brilliant man! Also surprised that Aaron Burr was actually the Vice President when he shot Hamilton in the duel. Can you imagine that today?


message 32: by Sam F (last edited Feb 20, 2017 12:00PM) (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 2.3 (Tessa's Task) Book Concierge – My Own Valentine

A) Read a book with a character who is a member of the military – active or veteran, any service, any country, war or peace time.

The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu - The People of Forever Are Not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu - 2/20/17

B) Read a book set at least 70% in a country NOT your own. Tell us where you are, and where the book is set.

The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick #1) by John Updike by John Updike– set in United States – I’m in Canada - 2/20/17

Points this task – 2
Pages this task – 675 pages

Total points – 5
Total pages – 1 646 pages


message 33: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 1.1 Black History Month
Read a book by an African/African-American Author or a book centered around an important moment of African-American History

The Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion by Tim Crothers - 2/9/17

Points this task – 1
Pages this task – 240 pages

Total points – 6
Total pages – 1 886 pages


message 34: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 471 comments 1.2 (Diana S's Task) Pick A Genre
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende 2/19/17

Points: 1
Pages: 457

Total points: 7
Total pages: 2226


message 35: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1997 comments Mod
Sam, you are now on the Scoreboard :D


message 36: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 424 comments 1.1 Black History Month
Read a book by an African/African-American Author or a book centered around an important moment of African-American History

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly 02.21.17

Pages 349
Points 1

Total pages 933
Total points 3


message 37: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 424 comments 1.2 (Diana S's Task) Pick A Genre
Read a book with Magical Realism as its main page genre.

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen 02.21.17

Pages 304
Points 1

Total pages 1237
Total points 4


message 38: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 793 comments Task 2.1 Word Search Read Two Books
Word List - Day, Sweet, Night, Love, Temptation, Sunset, Fever, Dawn
Read two books, each with one of the words from the list in the book title
Day of Fire (2176, #2) – Kathleen Nance (5 stars) 2/18/17 [372] DAY
The History of Love – Nicole Krauss (5 stars) 2/22/17 [255] LOVE

Points: 2
Pages: 627

Total points: 8
Total pages: 2411



message 39: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments 1.1 Black History Month
Read a book by an African/African-American Author or a book centered around an important moment of African-American History

The Color Purple by Alice Walker: 2/22/17 - 3 stars

Points this task: 1
Pages this task:295

Total Points: 5
Total Pages: 1,030


message 40: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments 1.5 Presidents Day
Read a book about a current/passed president. --OR-- a book with a character that's a president.

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly: 2/23/17 - 3 stars

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 325

Total Points: 6
Total Pages: 1,355


message 41: by Amberly (last edited Feb 24, 2017 07:52PM) (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments 2.1 Word Search
Read Two Books

Word List
Day, Sweet, Night, Love, Temptation, Sunset, Fever, Dawn

1. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare: 2/8/17 - 3 stars

2. Just One Day by Gayle Forman: 2/24/17 - 5 stars

Points this task: 2
Pages this task: 589

Total Points: 8
Total Pages: 1,944


message 42: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 424 comments 1.7(Sam F's Task) National Singlehood Awareness Day'
For February, instead of Valentines day, (Canada) we celebrate 'National Singlehood Awareness Day'.
Read 1 book about a single person or has a single person on the cover.

Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty 02.24.16

Pages 370
Points 1

Total Pages 1607
Total points 5


message 43: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 471 comments 2.1 Word Search
Night by Elie Wiesel (Reread because I'm teaching this this month) 115 pgs 2/21/17
The Day It Rained Forever by Ray Bradbury 244 pgs 2/26/17

Points: 2
Pages: 359

Total points: 9
Total pages: 2585


message 44: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 432 comments 1.1 Black History Month
Read a book by an African/African-American Author or a book centered around an important moment of African-American History

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy (African American author)--2/27/17--341 pages

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 341

Total points - 6
Total pages - 2375


message 45: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 793 comments Task 1.5 Presidents Day
Read a book about a current/passed president. --OR-- a book with a character that's a president.

Night's Landing (Cold Ridge/U. S. Marshall, #1) – Carla Neggers (4 stars) 2/28/17 [376] [President is neighbor and close friend of MC]

Points: 1
Pages: 376

Total points: 9
Total pages: 2787



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