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message 1: by SRC Moderator (last edited Feb 26, 2017 03:56AM) (new)

SRC Moderator | 4091 comments Mod
The Spring 2017 challenge will begin at 00:00, ET March 1, 2017, and end at midnight, 24:00, ET, May 31, 2017.

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 Rules of the Challenge and FAQs 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 How-to and 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 Golden Oldies ticket you must specifically request a ticket along with the individual task by claiming "Golden Oldie" and stating the original publication year. A list of titles or years elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
3. If you are claiming a Big Book ticket, you must claim it along with the individual task post and specifically state that it is a Big Book ticket claim. You must include the number of pages in the book, and a link to the edition you used to establish page count. Simply including the number of pages or providing 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. See the ebook only verification thread.
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, the Genre Verification thread, the Not Really for Kids thread, or the Not Really a Graphic Novel thead, 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, Golden Oldies or Big Books.

Good luck and have fun!


message 2: by Wayne (last edited Mar 01, 2017 03:22AM) (new)

Wayne | 1236 comments 5.5 March, April, May


Read a book with 3, 4, or 5 as a page number as found on a book's main page.

The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola, 125 pages.


Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Big Book tickets: 0
Golden Oldies tickets: 0


message 3: by Elaine (new)

Elaine ElaineL

5.1-Thoroughly Modern


Read a book written by an author whose first and last name initials can be found in MODERN.

The Missing Butterfly by Megan Derr

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Big Book tickets: 0
Golden Oldies tickets: 0


message 4: by Quinn (new)

Quinn | 40 comments Readerboard Name: Quinn

15.4
OPTION 2: read one book that meets both criteria for option 1.
Resurrection in Mudbug by Jana Deleon
*Ghost-in-Law #4
*Humor on main page: pre-approved here


Points this Post: 15
Total Points: 15
GO This Post/Total: 0
BB This Post/Total: 0


message 5: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo



5.2 - Location, Location, Location -
Read a book set at least 50% in a location of a modern wonder: England; France; Canada; New York, USA; California,USA; Brazil; Paraguay; Panama; Netherlands


They Do It with Mirrors


5.9 - Whodunit? - Read a book with a main page genre that includes "Mystery"


Stardust


10.5 - And The Tony Goes To.... - Read a play.


Romeo & Juliet
First printed in 1595, this qualifies for a Golden Oldie ticket.


10.6 - Penguin Places - Read a book set at least 50% in a country/territory from this list that is a home to penguins: Angola, Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, South Georgia Island, South Sandwich Islands, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay


Urn Burial - Australia


10.7 - Mad For Plaid - Read a book with something plaid on the cover.


Hangman's Holiday (Lord Peter Wimsey, #9) by Dorothy L. Sayers Hangman's Holiday
cover approved here
First printed in 1933, this qualifies for a Golden Oldie ticket.


Points this task: 40
Total points: 40
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 02
Big Book ticket requests: 00
Books read: 05
Tasks completed: 05


message 6: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1324 comments LAUREN JODI

15.6 - I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Sins of the Heart by Eve Silver

Rated 4 stars by Claudia

~~~~~~~~~~
Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 15/850
Total Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1/52


message 7: by Susan (new)

Susan Wojtas | 244 comments Susan W.

5.4 Best Laid Plans: Read a book that fits one of the Winter Challenge 5, 10 or 15 point tasks. You may not use Task 5.4 or 5.10. You may use a single book A or B option from a 15 point task.

I am using task 15.7 from the Winter Challenge which is:

Tales of Middle-Earth: read a book with the genre fantasy on the main page.

I read Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson

Fantasy is on the main page for the book (130 users)

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5


message 8: by Ava Catherine (new)

Ava Catherine | 1472 comments Ava Catherine

15.8 How Do I Get There?
Read a book with a map on the cover.

Paper Towns Paper Towns by John Green by John Green

total=15 points


message 9: by Jukka (new)

Jukka Särkijärvi (nitessine) | 483 comments 5.3 - The 20th Century
Book with numbers 2 or 0 in the series designation.
Deadpool Classic, Vol. 2 by Joe Kelly is, perhaps less surprisingly, #2 in the Deadpool Classic series.

Points this post: 5
Big Books this post: 0
Golden Oldies this post: 0

Total Points: 5/850
Total Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1/52
Big Books Total: 0
Golden Oldies Total: 0


message 10: by Mhairi (new)

Mhairi | 358 comments 15.6. I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Awarded 5 stars by my friend Kerem.

Points this post: 15
Points in total: 15
Tasks completed: 1
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Book tickets: 0


message 11: by Bryony (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 362 comments Readerboard name: Bryony

Task 5.5 - March, April, May
Read a book with the number of pages as listed on Goodreads that includes the number 3, 4, or 5.

The Gentle Sleep Book: A Guide for calm babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers by Sarah Ockwell-Smith (320 pages)

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1


message 12: by Elaine (new)

Elaine ElaineL

20.10 Group Reads


Read ONE of the books selected as the Group Reads choices for the season.

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

My review can be found here

Points this post: 20
Total points: 25
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2
Big Book tickets: 0
Golden Oldies tickets: 0


message 13: by Peg (new)

Peg | 343 comments Peg W

10.3 Aim High


The Empire State Building is 1,454 feet in height. Read a book that has at least 1,454 5-star ratings on Goodreads.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Points this task: 10
Total points: 10
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1/52


message 14: by Meg (new)

Meg (megscl) | 1360 comments MegSCL
20.10 Group Read
The Wonder my review is in post #3

TOTAL TO DATE
Points: 20


message 15: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Lemes (hoodoomends) | 158 comments hoodoomends

30.3 - It’s Elementary
✿ book 1: a book which has the name of any element on the Periodic Table in its title, subtitle or series name.

The Plutonium Blonde by John Zakour and Lawrence Ganem (★★)

The element is Plutonium.

✿ book 2: using the atomic number of the element chosen for book 1, read a book that has the same number in a series (above 12 all the digits can be added together to get a lower number).

Os Crimes ABC (Hercule Poirot #13) by Agatha Christie (★★★)

Plutonium's atomic number is 94 → 9+4 = 13.

**I'd like a GO ticket since "Os Crimes ABC" was first published in 1936**

_____________________________________________

Current Post
Points: 30
GO: 1
BB: -

Total
Points: 30
GO: 1
BB: -


message 16: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Karen D.

Task 15.9. They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!

Read a book with the main page genre Science Fiction.

Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer, finished 3/2

Points this task: 15
Total points: 15
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1


message 17: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (bookwrm526) | 1210 comments Bookwrm526

Task #5.3 - The 20th Century
Read a book that contains the number 2 or 0 in the series designation. I read Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart.

Points this post: 5
Total points so far: 5


message 18: by Becky P (new)

Becky P (zebrafairy) | 240 comments Becky P

5.4 - Best Laid Plans

Winter challenge task 5.3

Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

Points this post-5
Total points- 5


message 19: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (cynthiabaxter) | 658 comments CYNBAXTER

# 10.03 – Aim High

Task: Read a book that has at least 1,454 5-star ratings on Goodreads.

Book: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman - As of 2/20, there were 154588 5-star ratings for this book

Points this post: 10 points
Total points to date = 10 points

BB tickets this post: 0
Total BB tickets to date: 0
GOLDEN OLDIE this post: 0
Total “GOLDIE” tickets to date: 0


message 20: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3471 comments Task 5.9 – Whodunit?

Main page genre MYSTERY

Deeper Than the Dead

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

This Post: 5 points
Total points to date: 5 points
Golden Oldies (pub 1950 or earlier): 0
Big Books Read: (0) 500 pg / (0) 750 pg / (0) 1000 pg
Total Big Book TICKETS: 0


message 21: by Jasmiina (new)

Jasmiina F (slipperbunny) | 379 comments Jasmiina F


15.6. I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends.:
Read a book that a GR friend has rated 4 or 5 stars:
Bone, Vol. 7: Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith.
Friend's name is Paul (on the second page).


Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Golden Oldies this post: 0
Total Golden Oldies: 0
Big Book Tickets this post: 0
Total Big Book Tickets:
BBooks - 500+: 0
BBooks - 750+: 0
BBooks - 1000+: 0


message 22: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3199 comments Andy P.
Task # 10.6 - Penguin Places

Read a book set at least 50% in a country New Zealand
The Bone People by Keri Hulme ( byKeri Hulme This book was set entirely in New Zealand
Points this post: 10
Total points: 10


message 23: by Ava Catherine (last edited Mar 02, 2017 01:52PM) (new)

Ava Catherine | 1472 comments Ava Catherine
10.7 Mad for Plaid
Read a book with something plaid on the cover.

Still Alice by Lisa Genova Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The woman's shirt is plaid.

total=25


message 24: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (ebpnd17) | 688 comments Elizabeth P

Task 10.2 - Initial Success
Author uses initials instead of first name

Destiny on Ice by S.R. Grey

Points this Post: 10
Total Points: 10
Total Tasks: 1
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0
Total Books: 1


message 25: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7393 comments Delicious Dee

5.7- Modern Classics
Of Mice and Men - found on pg1; Golden Oldies - first published 1937

Total this post: 5
Total overall: 5
Golden Oldies: 1


message 26: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo



30.3 - MAZZA1's Task: It’s Elementary -
Book 1 Read a book which has the name of any element on the Periodic Table in its title, subtitle or series name. The word must be Exact, NO alternatives.



The Lonely Silver Rain: A Travis McGee Novel


Book 2 Using the atomic number of the element chosen for book 1 read a book that has the same number in a series. It must be identified as a book in a series in the Goodreads metadata (series #). For Elements with atomic numbers above 12 all the digits can be added together to get a lower number. You may continue to add the digits until you get to a number below 12.


Silver's atomic number: 47
4+7=11


Fresh Meat - Supernatural #11


Points this task: 30
Total points: 70
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 02
Big Book ticket requests: 00
Books read: 07
Tasks completed: 06


message 27: by Diana (new)

Diana Keener | 799 comments Diana K

10.9 - Star Wars Stars. 10.9 Read a book by an author who shares a name with one of these actors who appeared in the film, The author matches Carrie Fisher (since she is Carrie Fisher)

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Points this post: 10
Points so far :10


message 28: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1675 comments 5.2 - Location, Location, Location

I read Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga. Most takes place in NYC (where he discovered yoga while in college) and in California (where he attended a 9 week teacher training).

points: 5
books read: 1
tasks completed: 1
pages read: 312


message 29: by Elaine (new)

Elaine ElaineL

30.4 - A Pride of Lions or a School of Sharks?


Two Book Task... I chose a Murder of Crows

Book One: Read a book with an animal from this list of Animal Groups on the cover. The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

The Unleashing (Call of Crows, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Crows

Book 2 Using the same animal as book 1, select an Animal Group word associated with that animal from the same list and read a book with that word in the title or subtitle.

Murder Most Yowl by Quinn Dressler (page count approved here)


Points this post: 30
Total points: 55
Tasks completed: 3
Books read: 4
Big Book tickets: 0
Golden Oldies tickets: 0


message 30: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (ebpnd17) | 688 comments Elizabeth P

Task 5.9 - Whodunit?
Book with main page genre mystery

A Study In Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Points this Post: 5
Total Points: 15
Total Tasks: 2
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0
Total Books: 2


message 31: by Rebecca NJ (last edited Mar 02, 2017 07:00PM) (new)

Rebecca NJ (njreader) | 895 comments Readerboard Name - Rebecca NJ


10.2 - Initial Success
Fuzzy Navel by J.A. Konrath
Author uses 2 initials (J.A.) instead of a first name
Link to PB edition: Fuzzy Navel


This post: 10 points
Total points to date: 10 points
Tasks completed: 1
** Electing to not track Golden Oldies and Big Books this season **


message 32: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (bookwrm526) | 1210 comments Bookwrm526

Task #5.4 - Best Laid Plans
Read a book that fits one of the winter challenge 5, 10, or 15 point tasks. I chose task 10.2, to read a book where the title contains a word that ends in -ing. I read Death Going Down by Maria Angelica Bosco.

Points this post: 5
Total points so far: 10


message 33: by Whitnie (last edited Mar 02, 2017 08:02PM) (new)

Whitnie | 281 comments 5.3 The 20th Century
Read a book that contains the number 2 or 0 in the series designation.

Fool's Quest

This book has 754 pages so I requesting 2 BB tickets.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5

Challenges completed: 1
Books read: 1

Big Books this post: 2
Total big books: 2


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2922 comments Jayme(the ghostreader)
5.4 Best Laid Plains
From Winter SRC 10.3 Read a Historical Fiction
Orphan Trainby Christina Baker Kline

Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Big Books: 0
Task Points:
Grand Total: 5


message 35: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 486 comments Reader Name: Daphne

5.2 Location
The Great Fire of London: In That Apocalyptic Year, 1666
Set in London, England


message 36: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 486 comments Reader name: Daphne

10.3 - Aim High
The Last Wish
(19711) 5 star ratings


message 37: by Sara (new)

Sara G | 726 comments Sara G

30.3 - MAZZA1's Task: It’s Elementary
Book 1
Read a book which has the name of any element on the Periodic Table in its title, subtitle or series name.

The Belt of Gold by Cecelia Holland
Gold, Au on the periodic table, atomic number 79.

Book 2
Using the atomic number of the element chosen for book 1 read a book that has the same number in a series. It must be identified as a book in a series in the Goodreads metadata (series #).
For Elements with atomic numbers above 12 all the digits can be added together to get a lower number. You may continue to add the digits until you get to a number below 12.

Gold - Au - 79
7 + 9 = 16, 1 + 6 = 7
The Queen's Secret (Queens of England, #7) by Jean Plaidy

Points this post: 30
Total points: 30


message 38: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo



25.4 - Nick KY’s Task: Sydney Harbour -
Option 2. Shrimp on the Barbie. read a book of 100-150 pages in length.



The Abolition of Man


Option 3. Outback! – For this option read a book written by a single author whose first and last name initials can be found in OUTBACK. Letters may only be used as often as they appear. Spaces determine names.


Human in Death: Morality and Mortality in J. D. Robb's Novels by Kecia Ali


30.2 - Ava Catherine’s Task-Modern and Contemporary Art - Book 1: Read a book FIRST published between 1890 and 1939 whose author’s first and last name initials can be found in ONE of theses words/phrases: "ART DECO" or "ART NOUVEAU" or "BAUHAUS".


Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie
First printed in 1937, this fulfills the task requirements and qualifies for a Golden Oldie ticket.


Book 2: Read a book FIRST published between 1970 and the present whose author’s first and last name initials can be found in ONE of these phrases: "CONTEMPORARY ART" or "POST MODERN ART".


Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart
First printed in 2016, this fulfills the task requirements.



Points this task: 55
Total points: 125
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 03
Big Book ticket requests: 00
Books read: 11
Tasks completed: 08


message 39: by Mhairi (new)

Mhairi | 358 comments 15.10. Spring Gardening

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Points this post: 15
Points in total: 30
Tasks completed: 2
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Book tickets: 0


message 40: by Marcene (new)

Marcene (mj13) | 92 comments 5.6 - Lady Day

Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear

Points this post; 5
Total points: 5


message 41: by Quinn (new)

Quinn | 40 comments Readerboard Name: Quinn

15.3
OPTION 2: – read one book that meets both criteria for option 1.
Murder in the Secret Garden by Ellery Adams
*initials E.A. found in NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
*from the GR description: "If she’s wrong, however, she may lose something far more precious than the contents of Storyton’s secret library..."

Points this Post: 15
Total Points: 30
GO This Post/Total: 0
BB This Post/Total: 0


message 42: by Terri FL (new)

Terri FL (territhemuse) | 527 comments 10.3 - Aim High

At least 1,454 5-star ratings - Read Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger. This has more than 15k 5-star ratings.

Points these task: 10
Total points: 10
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1


message 43: by Kim (new)

Kim Anderson (kimmatski) | 204 comments Kim A

Task 20.7 Shorter is Sweeter - Amy FL's Task: Play Ball! - Read a book that takes place in Florida
Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews
Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews

Points This Post - 20
Total Points - 20


message 44: by Trish (last edited Mar 03, 2017 09:35AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 2328 comments trishhartuk

5.3 - The 20th Century

Read a book that contains the number 2 or 0 in the series designation: #2, #10, #12, etc.

Top O' the Mournin' (Passport to Peril #2), Maddy Hunter

Points this Task: 5
Books Read: 1
Golden Oldie/Big Book: No

10.2 - Initial Success

CN tower: read a book with an author who uses exactly 2 initials instead of a first name as it appears on Goodreads

Tea with Milk and Murder, HY Hanna
Read the kindle edition. PB reference link here

Points this Task: 10
Books Read: 1
Golden Oldie/Big Book: No

Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 2
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0


message 45: by Christine (new)

Christine | 675 comments Christine V

10.3 - Aim High
Empress of the Seven Hills I read the indicated audio edition. The top MMP establishes a page count of 512 pages. ***Claiming 1 Big Book Ticket***

Point this post: 10
BB tickets this post: 1

Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0 (Total BB tickets=1)


message 46: by Cait S (new)

Cait S | 779 comments Cait S

15.6- I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends
Read a book that a GR friend has rated 4 or 5 stars.

I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Two of my friends, Melly and Colleen, both rated this book 4 stars.

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 15/850


message 47: by Katrina (new)

Katrina (katrinasreads) | 196 comments KATRINAT

5.5 - March, April, May
Read a book with the number of pages as listed on Goodreads that includes the number 3, 4, or 5.

Swimming Lessons, Claire Fuller
This book has 350 pages.

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
GO:
BB:
Tasks completed: 1 (5.5)
Books read: 1


message 48: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Greene (dakimel) | 866 comments Dakimel

5.2- Location, Location, Location
A Gentleman's Position (length verified line 60 of spreadsheet)
Set 100% in England. From the prologue: "But when he had Lord Richard's will to enforce, David Cyprian was silently and secretly one of the most powerful men in London."

5.5- March, April, May
One with You (464 pages)

10.3- Aim High
Moonglow

TALLY:
This post - 20 points
Total - 20


message 49: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15310 comments Mod
5.6 - Lady Day
I read Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell. Author's first name is Mary.

15.7. It's Contagious!
I read Feed, From Best Fiction Books About Disease, p.1, currently #14.

20.3 - Best Review - Lauren Jodi's task: Hidden Figures
I chose option 3, and read The Grapes of Wrath. The movie, The Grapes of Wrath, was nominated for the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1940.

Points this post: 40
Total points: 40


message 50: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (ebpnd17) | 688 comments Elizabeth P

Task 10.1 - Catch Some Z's
Book with Z in title/subtitle

Zodiac by Romina Russell

Points this Post: 10
Total Points: 25
Total Tasks: 3
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0
Total Books: 3


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