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message 1: by SRC Moderator (last edited Aug 31, 2017 09:15PM) (new)

SRC Moderator | 3953 comments Mod
The Fall 2017 challenge will begin at 00:00, ET September 1, 2017, and end at midnight, 24:00, ET, November 30, 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 Brave (new)

Brave (bravereads) | 6 comments Brave

5.2 - Location, Location, Location:
Read a book set at least 50% in ONE location of a natural wonder.

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

IL: MG+ (in case children's pops up)

Setting: Alaska (listed on main page)
Page count in my edition: 240 pages

Total points this post: 5
Total points: 5



message 3: by Celeste (new)

Celeste (celesteryr) | 371 comments CelesteR

5.3 - Oh ... Craps!
オオカミ少女と黒王子 1 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji 1 by Ayuko Hatta was published in 2011. 2011 contains two 1's in consecutive order.
This book has 176 pages, therefore it is an allowed MANGA.

pts./post - 5
total pts. - 5


message 4: by Celeste (new)

Celeste (celesteryr) | 371 comments CelesteR
5.4 - Best Laid Plans --> Summer(2017)10.5 - June 19th: National Martini Day
Author's initials must be found in: SHAKEN NOT STIRRED
オオカミ少女と黒王子 2 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji 2 by Ayuko Hatta. Ayuko Hatta's initials (A & H) are in SHAKEN NOT STIRRED. This manga is 184 pages and meets the MANGA/GN requirements.

pts./post-5
total points- 10


message 5: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 654 comments Readerboard Name: JamminJenny

Task 15.7 Sea Life
Jaws by Peter Benchley read 9/1, 5 stars

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15
Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1
BB Tickets: 0
GO Tickets: 0


message 6: by Diana (new)

Diana Keener | 799 comments Diana K.

Task 15.10 - - Thrills and Chills. Read a book with the main page genre "Horror" and/or "Thriller."

Not a Sound

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15


message 7: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1657 comments Oma1229

10.10 - Countdown

September 1 is the 244th day of the year and November 30 is the 334th. Read a book with a number of pages on Goodreads that falls between 244 and 334 inclusive.

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

Total Points-10/965
Total Tasks- 1/56
Total Golden Oldie Books-(8
Total Big Books-500+(), 750+(),1000+()



message 8: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo



10.1 - Rice is Nice -
Read a book set at least 50% in ONE of these top ten rice producing countries: China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Brazil, Japan or top rice-producing US states: Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas.



Y is for Yesterday - California



Points this task: 10
Total points: 10
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 01
Tasks completed: 01


message 9: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 394 comments VAL TX

15.9 - Ghouls and Goblins - Read a book with a title that begins with the letter "G."
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong


This post and total:
Points - 15


message 10: by Wayne (new)

Wayne | 1235 comments 5.4 - Best Laid Plans


Read a book that fits a 5,10, or 15 point Summer 2017 task

I am using Summer task 5.8 - Under the Summer Moon with green as my summer moon name

The Green Hotel by Jesse Gilmour

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


message 11: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1276 comments Post #1

15.9 - Ghouls and Goblins

Ginny Moon

Points this post:15
Total Points:15
Books read:1
Tasks Done:1


message 12: by Lois (new)

Lois | 1747 comments 20.10 - Group Reads


Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

discussion post #2

Points this post: 20
Total points: 20


message 13: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 654 comments Readerboard Name: JamminJenny

Task 5.6 Michaelmas
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton read 9/1, 5 stars

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 20
Books Read: 2
Tasks Completed: 2
BB Tickets: 0
GO Tickets: 0


message 14: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1276 comments Post #2

10.2 - The Bodyguard

Don't Look Behind You
YOU: "I Will Always Love You"

Points this post:10
Total Points:25
Books read:2
Tasks Done:2


message 15: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7389 comments Delicious Dee

15.2 - Opposites Attract
Author 1 - Foreplay - Sophie Jordan
Author 2 - After I Fall - Jessica Scott

Summary:
Points this Post: 15
Points overall: 15


message 16: by Judy (new)

Judy | 776 comments JUDY

Task # 10.6 Highway Patrol
Riding Wild (Wild Riders, #1) by Jaci Burton - motorcycle on the cover
mmpb: La chevauchée sauvage

Points this post 10

Total points 10

Tasks completed 1
Books Read 1


message 17: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Johnson | 260 comments Siobhan

15.10 - Thrills and Chills

Hell's Heroes by Darren Shan

Points this post: 15

Total points: 15
Big Book Tickets: 0
Golden Oldies Tickets: 0
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1


message 18: by Andrea (new)

Andrea loafer

10.8 - Best Original Novel
Read a book that has made the list for the Booker prize from this list: Man Booker Prize Winners and Nominees

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

points: 10

total: 10


message 19: by GreenFairy (new)

GreenFairy (greenfairy429) | 10 comments GreenFairy

5.5 - September, October, November

Read a book with the number of pages as listed on Goodreads that includes the number 0, 1 or 9.

There Goes the Neighborhood A Drawn Series Prequel by M.A. Stone
Kindle version has 269 pages (version read)
Paperback version has 296 pages

Points: 5


message 20: by Kim (new)

Kim | 592 comments Kim O

20.10 - Group Reads

Fiction Set in a Member State of the Arab League: Death on the Nile

Discussion post 5

Golden Oldie -- first published in 1937

Points this task: 20
Golden Oldie tickets: 1
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Cumulative Totals


Big Books - 500+: 0
Big Books - 750+ 0
Golden Oldies: 1


message 21: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1657 comments Oma1229

15.9 - Ghouls and Goblins

The last day of October, all the ghouls and goblins come out to play. Read a book with a title that begins with the letter "G." Articles (A, An, The) can be ignored.

Ghost on the Steppe. by Cecelia Holland

Total Points-25/965
Total Tasks- 2/56
Total Golden Oldie Books-(8
Total Big Books-500+(), 750+(),1000+()



message 22: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7389 comments Delicious Dee

5.3 - Oh... Craps
The Dom Who Loved Me - first published in 2011

Summary:
Points this Post: 5
Points overall: 20


message 23: by Brandi (new)

Brandi (boromom) | 54 comments readername: boromom

5:10 your own 8th wonder

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

points this post:5
total points:5


message 24: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 654 comments Readerboard Name: JamminJenny

Task 5.4 - Best Laid Plans
Summer Task 5.9 - Isn't it Romantic?
The Blonde and the Ballplayer read 9/2
Approved for length via post #6408

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 25
Books Read: 3
Tasks Completed: 3
BB Tickets: 0
GO Tickets: 0


message 25: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1673 comments 20.10 Group reads

I read The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History and posted on the group discussion thread.

points: 20
Books read: 1
tasks completed:1
pages read: 366


message 26: by Celeste (last edited Sep 03, 2017 09:30AM) (new)

Celeste (celesteryr) | 371 comments CelesteR
10.1- Rice is nice
オオカミ少女と黒王子 3 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji 3 by Ayuko Hatta is based in Japan, a rice-producing country.
184 pg. > 100+ manga requirement.

points/post: 10
total: 20


message 27: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo



15.7 - Sea Life -
ead a book with a sea creature featured on the cover or one in which a sea creature features prominently in the plot. Required: If choosing the cover options, include the cover when you post.



Scales of Justice by Ngaio Marsh Scales of Justice

(This actually fulfills the sea-creature in plot option as well as the cover option.)



20.10 - Group Reads - Read ONE of the books selected as the Group Reads choices for the season. REQUIRED: You must participate in the book's discussion thread with at least one post about the contents of the book or your reaction to the book after you have read the book.



Death on the Nile
I posted some thoughts here.
Published in 1937, this also qualifies for a Golden Oldie ticket.



Points this task: 35
Total points: 45
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 1
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 03
Tasks completed: 03


message 28: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 971 comments Morgan Faeriesfolly

10.1 Rice is Nice
Read a book set at least 50% in ONE of these top ten rice producing countries: China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Brazil, Japan or top rice-producing US states: Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas.

--> The Sight
--> Setting: New Orleans, Louisiana

[Points]
This post: 10
Total: 10


message 29: by Sally (new)

Sally (sallysimply) | 541 comments Well, this heatwave is miserable, but at least it's given me an absurd amount of lie-immobile-in-bed-reading time.

SALLY M.


30.1 Wonders of 7

The Nothing Girl by Jodi Taylor (option 2: nothing)

Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life That Is Wise, Wild and Free by Rochelle Schieck (option 3: schieck)

250 + 352 = 602 pages


30.8 Stacks on Stacks on Stacks

American Gods by Neil Gaiman (option c: book 1)
**American Gods is a Big Book (541 pages). Claiming 1 BB ticket.**

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (option c: book 2)
**A Discovery of Witches is a Big Book (722 pages). Claiming 1 BB ticket.**

541 + 722 = 1,263 pages


Points this post: 60
Total points: 60
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 4
Pages read: 1,865

Total BB tickets: 2
Total GO tickets: 0


message 30: by Brave (new)

Brave (bravereads) | 6 comments Brave

15.10 - Thrills and Chills 
: Read a book with the main page genre "Horror" and/or "Thriller."

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi

In the genre verification thread, this was noted as having "horror" on the main page in post 21.

Page count in my edition: 689 pages

Total points this post: 15
Total points: 20



message 31: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 20 comments Kathy G.

10.6 - Highway Patrol

a book with a motorcycle on the cover

Tex by S.E. Hinton by S.E. Hinton

Total Points- 10


message 32: by Bryony (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 362 comments 30.7 - TessaVanessa's task: Class is in session

1. Reading: Read a book with the word BOOK found intact in the title/subtitle.

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

5. Science: Read a book by a single author whose initials can be found in SCIENTIFIC METHOD.

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Points this post: 30
Total points: 30
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 2
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0


message 33: by Peg (new)

Peg | 343 comments PegW

30.2 - MAZZA1’S Task: Six Degrees of Separation

The task requirements include the following:
• This is a TWO book task. Read one Book 1 AND one Book 2.
• The total page count of the two books must be at least 666 pages.

Book 1: Read a book with one of the words of this task’s title (excluding “of”)--SIX, DEGREES, SEPARATION--in the title of the book.
Six Years (448 pages)

Book 2: Read a book related to Book 1 by one of the following degrees of separation.
D) Read a book of the same genre as Book 1.
The Night Gardener (464 pages)

Same genre mystery, 912 pages total

Points this post: 30
Total Points: 30
Tasks completed: 1


message 34: by Sara (new)

Sara G | 723 comments Sara G
15.5 - Northern Lights

In Viking mythology, the Northern Lights were explained as Valkyries galloping across the sky wearing shimmering helmets, spears and armor. Read a book from the first 10 pages of Popular Norse Mythology Books.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
**American Gods is a Big Book (674 pages for the most shelved paperback edition - American Gods). Claiming 1 BB ticket.**

American Gods is #7 on page 1 of the Popular Norse Mythology Books list.

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Big Book tickets: 1


message 35: by Amy (new)

Amy | 75 comments Readerboard Name: Amarie

10.9 - Members Only - Read a book that is a Group Read on another "Real Life" reading group.

Group: RunKemp Book Club - https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

Book: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 10/965
Total Tasks Completed: 1/56
Total Books Read: 1


message 36: by Judy (new)

Judy | 776 comments JUDY

Task # 15.8 NaNoWriMo
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work - #28 on the Books for Writers list
pb (no mmpb): Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Points this post 15

Total points 25

Tasks completed 2
Books Read 2


message 37: by Celeste (new)

Celeste (celesteryr) | 371 comments CelesteR
5.5- Read a book containing a 0,9 or/and 1 in the page numbers.
オオカミ少女と黒王子 4 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji 4 by Ayuko Hatta.
184 pgs. > 100+ manga req. AND contains a 0,9 or 1.

pts./post - 5
total- 25


message 38: by Papermaker (new)

Papermaker | 146 comments 5.5 - September, October, November
Read a book with the number of pages as listed on Goodreads that includes the number 0, 1 or 9.

How to Change a Life by Stacey Ballis 370 pgs.

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1


message 39: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 2063 comments Catherine T

Task 20.10 - Group Reads
read & comment on one of the group reads
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
comment: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 40: by Ava Catherine (last edited Sep 03, 2017 12:51PM) (new)

Ava Catherine | 1472 comments Ava Catherine

5.6-Michaelmas
Read a book written by an author named "Michael".
Sweetland by Michael Crummey

5.7-A Breath of Fresh Air
Read a book that has been shelved "nature" at least 3 times from the list "Popular Nature Books."
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery shelved nature 137 times
page 1 on list

10.3-No Blindfold
Read a book with the word "spy" in the title, subtitle, or series name or with the genre "spy thriller" on its main book page.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré "spy" in title and "spy thriller" mpg 422 users

total=20


message 41: by Ava Catherine (last edited Sep 03, 2017 12:54PM) (new)

Ava Catherine | 1472 comments Ava Catherine

5.1-Only Natural
Read a book written by an author whose first and last name initials can be found in NATURAL.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
AT in Amor Towles=nATural

total=25


message 42: by Andrea (new)

Andrea loafer

10.10 - Countdown
Read a book with a number of pages on Goodreads that falls between 244 and 334 inclusive

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse
255 pages

points: 10

total: 20
tasks completed: 2


message 43: by Celeste (last edited Sep 03, 2017 12:56PM) (new)

Celeste (celesteryr) | 371 comments CelesteR
5.10- Your own 8th Wonder!
オオカミ少女と黒王子 5 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji 5 by Ayuko Hatta is a Japanese Manga.
176 pages > 100+ manga requirement.

Japan's best known natural wonder and national monument is Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji was of prominence during the Edo period when artists began producing prints that were sold to the world. It has been added to the World Heritage list and UNESCO has named 25 cultural sites that are on Mt. Fuji and its surrounding base, including the actual mountain itself.
CELESTE.
pts/post - 5
total points - 30


message 44: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2240 comments Sheila


⬛ 5.2 - Location, Location, Location
The Lost Boy (Patrik Hedström, #7) by Camilla Läckberg The Lost Boy by Camilla Läckberg
⬛ Sweden ⬛


⬛ 5.4 - Best Laid Plans
I chose to use 5.2 - Location, Location, Location from Summer SRC
The Doll's House (Helen Grace, #3) by M.J. Arlidge The Doll's House by M.J. Arlidge
⬛ England ⬛
More info on series is here: https://www.goodreads.com/series/1381...


Total Points = 10


message 45: by Ava Catherine (new)

Ava Catherine | 1472 comments Ava Catherine

15.10-Thrills and Chills
Read a book with the main page genre "Horror" and/or "Thriller."
The Girl with All the Gifts mpg horror 2,354 users

total=40


message 46: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 386 comments Suzannesea

5.2 Location, Location, location: Read a book set at least 50% in ONE location of a natural wonder.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey is set in Alaska.

Total points this post: 5
Total points: 5


message 47: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3471 comments Task 5.4 – Best Laid Plans
Book that fits a SUMMER 2017: 5-, 10- or 15-point task

SUMMER Task 5.2 – Location, Location, Location – Set in ENGLAND
Death at Wentwater Court
I listened to the audio / No MMP / Paperback: Death at Wentwater Court


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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 48: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 654 comments Readerboard Name: JamminJenny

Task 5.2 - Location, Location, Location
Macbeth read 9/3, set in Scotland,

Task 10.4 - It's a Fan Thing
Star Trek: Spectre AUDIOBOOK MPG Science Fiction

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 40
Books Read: 5
Tasks Completed: 5
BB Tickets: 0
GO Tickets: 1


message 49: by Peg (new)

Peg | 343 comments PegW

10.7 - Mosi-oa-Tunya
Victoria Falls is also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya— The Smoke That Thunders. Read a book with a hyphenated word in the title or subtitle.

Slaughterhouse-Five

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 40
Tasks completed: 2


message 50: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 971 comments Morgan Faeriesfolly

20.5 Bigger is Better - Fandury's task: The 11 days of the Fantasy Filmfest

Option 5: Read a book that has at least two editions on Goodreads, that are in another language than your mother language. These have to be two different languages, so for example two Spanish editions besides the English one will not work.

--> The Gauntlet
--> Megan Shepherd
--> English is my native language

--> German: The Cage - Zerstört
--> Dutch: De Vuurproef

[Points]
This post: 20
Total: 30


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