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message 1: by Diana S (last edited Jun 01, 2017 01:12AM) (new)

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If you have any questions about the tasks in June feel free to ask them here. :)
I'll also be leaving comments here once in awhile. :)
Also, leave any comments you wish to make here. Feel free to Chit Chat :D


message 2: by Diana S (new)

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Celebrate the Author 2017


January (Linda C) Anne Tyler
February (Amberly) Sarah Dessen
March (Bethany) Agatha Christie
April (Marilyn) Amy Tan
May (Sam F) Erik Larson
June (Amber) Liane Moriarty
July (Diana S) Jodi Picoult
August (Melanie) Di Morrissey
September (Amber) Marissa Meyer
October (Tessa) Maeve Binchy
November (Amberly) Kate Morton
December (Diana S) Debbie Macomber


message 3: by Diana S (new)

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Pick A Genre

January - (Tessa) Foreign Literature
February - (Diana S) Magical Realism
March - (Melanie) Historical Fiction
April - (Linda C) Cozy Mystery
May - (Amberly) Retellings
June - (Sam F) Memoir, Biography, Auto-Biograpy
July - (Marilyn) Women's Fiction
August - (Amber) Steampunk
September (Amber) Mystery/Thriller
October - (Bethany) Horror
November - (Linda C) Fantasy
December - (Amberly) Science Fiction


message 4: by Becky (new)

Becky (becnelli) Read a book with flower(s) on the cover. Any type of flower(s).

Does this cover count as a rose/flower? I believe the artist's intent is an outline of a red flower that is referenced in the first book.
The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2) by Samantha Shannon

If not, I think I can count it towards a bug/insect.

Thanks!


message 5: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2037 comments Mod
Yes, it does!


message 6: by Becky (new)

Becky (becnelli) thanks!!


message 7: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments Do we have the surprise me task listed this month ?


message 8: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2037 comments Mod
Oops! I forgot to add it to the tasks. OK, we have an extra two points this month. :)
Thanks Bethany for the caught!! :D


message 9: by Diana S (last edited Jun 02, 2017 11:29AM) (new)

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The tasks for June are almost completed.

Just a FYI:

The tasks Word Search & (Authors) Birthdays will be ending this month.

In July, The Lottery (1 pt task) and The Amazing Race (2 pt task) will begin.

I also need some feedback about the 5.1 task. Should we keep it going till the end of the year? or have it during months with 31 days (I'm leading towards months with 31 days).


message 10: by Diana S (last edited Jul 03, 2017 09:21PM) (new)

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The Amazing Race

July- Mexico (archaeological ruins of Tulum)
August - Tessa Italy (home to many Renaissance masterpieces, such as Michelangelo's David (in Florence)
September-
October- Diana Romania (Transylvania,a historical region of Romania)
November - Micklibrarian United Kingdom (5th November/Armistice Day - 11th)
December- Wanda Germany (German Christmas Markets)
January-
February-
March - Amber Ireland (snake free/ 2nd highest per capita consumption of beer)
April - Amberly Poland (Easter - Yummy food)
May-
June - Linda C France (Provence, lavender farms in bloom)


Pick a month, country, and an interesting tidbit of that country.


message 11: by Diana S (last edited Jun 02, 2017 11:59AM) (new)

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I choose October, Romania, Transylvania, a historical region of Romania


message 12: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments Diana, before I pick anything for The Amazing Race, can you explain to me how it works?

Also how does The Lottery work?

Thanks :)


message 13: by Becky (new)

Becky (becnelli) Diana S wrote: "... I also need some feedback about the 5.1 task. Should we keep it going till the end of the year? or have it during months with 31 days..."

Either option works for me.

I understand your reasoning for only doing it on longer months, but I wonder if those extra days really make a difference. I also wonder if it would be confusing to new members to only see it on certain months.

If I had to vote, I would pick all year because you always have the option to opt-out on the shorter months. It all hinges on how time consuming it is to come up with theme/words for the task.


message 14: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 435 comments I will pick March. Country - Ireland - it is snake free, also has the 2nd highest per capita consumption of beer (wasn't sure how the interest tidbits were going to work so thought I would provide 2)


message 15: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 435 comments I liked the 5.1 task. I liked that it was open enough to be able to easily find books that would fit.


message 16: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments I agree with Amber. As long as the 5.1 task remains in this format, I think we should keep it. It allows for a wider variety of books to choose from.


message 17: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2037 comments Mod
All Tasks are now Completed! :D

Happy Reading Everyone!!


message 18: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments Hi all! I need someone to pick for me for the Surprise Me task. I always seem to post late on that one lol :)


message 19: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 820 comments I pick June for France (Provence, lavender farms in bloom)
http://www.provenceguide.co.uk/explor...

And I think we should do 5.1 each month through the end of the year.


message 20: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2037 comments Mod
Amberly wrote: "Diana, before I pick anything for The Amazing Race, can you explain to me how it works?

Also how does The Lottery work?

Thanks :)"


Thanks Amberly for the questions?

I won't be able to answer them right now. I'm really busy the next couple of days. So it probably be the weekend before I can do. But I will answer them. :)


message 21: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments Diana S wrote: "Amberly wrote: "Diana, before I pick anything for The Amazing Race, can you explain to me how it works?

Also how does The Lottery work?

Thanks :)"

Thanks Amberly for the questions?

I won't be ..."



No rush. Just want to understand what I'm picking before I pick! :D


message 22: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2037 comments Mod
I'm very sad. My dog passed away today. She got very sick this pass weekend and was in a lot of pain. The vet had to put her to sleep. She was with me for 16 and a half years, since she was 6 months old. Clover was a wonderful friend and I will miss her greatly.


message 23: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 820 comments So Sorry. Glad you had her for so long.


message 24: by Becky (new)

Becky (becnelli) Diana - I'm so sorry for your loss. Pets are one of the greatest treasures on earth. It sounds like you and Clover were blessed to have each other and that you have many loving memories together.


message 25: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 435 comments Diana I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. They are part of the family. I will keep you in my thoughts.


message 26: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments Diana - I'm so sorry to hear about your pup - they are definitely members of the family! I'm glad you were together for so long, but it will take time to grieve such a loss.


message 27: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 701 comments Oh, No ... How sad for you, Diana. Sending hugs your way.


message 28: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that. Stay strong.


message 29: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2037 comments Mod
Thanks everyone for the "Love" :D


message 30: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) Diana S wrote: "The tasks for June are almost completed.

Just a FYI:

The tasks Word Search & (Authors) Birthdays will be ending this month.

In July, The Lottery (1 pt task) and The Amazing Race (2 pt task) wil..."



message 31: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) So sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful friend. I have suffered such loss and know just how much it hurts. I wish for you healing of your loss and many warm memories of your sweet friend.

I have enjoyed the 5 point tasks and hope they will continue.


message 32: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) I would pick Germany for December as that is the month for all the Christmas Markets. They are such a wonderful experience

German Christmas Markets


message 33: by Diana S (last edited Jun 28, 2017 08:01PM) (new)

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Amberly wrote: "Diana S wrote: "Amberly wrote: "Diana, before I pick anything for The Amazing Race, can you explain to me how it works?

Also how does The Lottery work?

Thanks :)"

Thanks Amberly for the questio..."


*** For The Lottery
Each month, I'll be tossing lots (numbers between 0 - 9) Then you have a choice: match chosen numbers with book's page numbers or published date.
Example will be given.

*** For The Amazing Race

Book 1 - Capture the Flag
Book must be set in chosen country

Book 2 - Detour
you will be given 3 tasks to choose from: about the interesting tidbits of the chosen country.
( for this part I'll be asking you to come up with the tasks)

*** The Surprise Me task & the 5 point task will continue till December. :D

Thanks for the feedback :)


message 34: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments For the Amazing Race I choose April and my country is Poland! Easter is an amazing holiday to be Polish since there are so many different types of yummy food!

http://culture.pl/en/article/10-tradi...


message 35: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 346 comments Could I pick the UK for November - Remember remember, the 5th of November (could also do Armistice Day on the 11th)


message 36: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 701 comments For Amazing Race - August -

I choose ITALY ... home to many Renaissance masterpieces, such as Michelangelo's David (in Florence).


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