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message 1: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 3 comments

OCTOBER – Otherwise October

This October the challenge is going to be all about choice – each task has two choices to pick from - if you like the first choice you can read it, otherwise you can pick the second choice if you don’t like the first one.

I asked my two grandchildren to give me the names of 20 items/things. I wrote them on pieces of paper put them into Hunter, the Bad Beagle Boy’s food bowl (it was clean) Then I got the two kids to pick 6 papers each – then I came up the tasks to fit.

Challenge:

Read a minimum of 3

Easy - Read 3 books - one Aussie author
Medium - Read 6 books- two Aussie authors
Hard - Read 9 books - three Aussie authors

Don't forget our guidelines HERE


Choose and complete your chosen level from the following 12 tasks:


1. Nanna and Pop
Task: Either read a book where there is a Main Character who is over 50 OR Read a book where there is a character who is a grandmother or a grandfather (doesn’t have to be the main character)

2. Coffee
Task: Either read a book with a cup of coffee on the cover OR the word coffee is mentioned in the text. If you pick this second one please tell us the title, author and quote the sentence it is in and the page number or location of the sentence.
e.g. Just Good Friends by Rosalind James “We’ll get you a coffee, and then we’ll take you home” pg 4

3. Purple Unicorn (thanks to little Miss Lily for this one!!!)
Task: Either read a book with a purple cover OR read book tagged as fantasy

4. Comet (comet is their cat)
Task: Either read a book with a cat on the cover OR read a book set in Outer Space.

5. Miss Poppy – (Miss Poppy is James’ year 2 teacher)
Task: Either read a book where there is a teacher as a character OR Read a book where there is a school aged character – Neither character in either task need to be a main character

6. Rubbish Bin
Task: Either read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year OR read the one that has been on there the longest

7. Knickers (James being naughty!)
Task: Either read a book where the MC is a woman OR read a book where you can see an item of clothing on the cover (NB does not have to be knickers)

8. Mittens (kids just bought some ready for the trip to Japan for Christmas)
Task: Either read a book set in Japan OR read a book where someone is wearing something woollen on the cover (jumper, beanie, scarf etc.)

9. Paint
Task: Either read a book with a cover that is bright and full of colours like a paint box OR read a book where some decorating takes place

10. Monster (apparently one under Lily's bed that I have to sort out with monster poison next time I go over)
Task: Either read a book that is tagged as Horror OR read a book tagged as paranormal book.

11. Fish Fingers
Task: Either read a book with the sea on the cover OR read a book where you can see someones fingers on the cover

12. Ball
Task: Either read a book where you can see some type of ball on the cover (beach, football, tennis ball etc) OR read a book were the MC goes to a Ball or Dance.




message 2: by Sally906 (last edited Oct 02, 2017 02:09AM) (new)


message 3: by Sally906 (last edited Oct 15, 2017 03:48PM) (new)

Sally906 | 3 comments I am picking 3

1. Nanna and Pop
Task picked: Read a book where there is a character who is a grandmother or a grandfather
Book chosen: The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore - 2★s
How it fits: Ginny and William's are grandparents

3. Purple Unicorn
Task picked: Read book tagged as fantasy
Book chosen: Dark, Witch & Creamy by H.Y. Hanna - AA - 4★s
How it fits: Book is tagged as Fantasy

10. Monster
Task Picked: Read a book tagged as paranormal book.
Book Chosen: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman - 3★s
How it fits: Tagged as paranormal



message 4: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Oct 20, 2017 01:45PM) (new)

Phrynne | 11897 comments Mod
Medium 6 books. 2 Aussie authors.

6/6

2. Coffee
Task: read a book with where the word coffee is mentioned in the text.
From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon 4 stars

3. Purple Unicorn
Task: read book tagged as fantasy
The King by J.R. Ward 4 stars

4. Comet
Task: read a book with a cat on the cover
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron 2 stars

5. Miss Poppy
Task: Read a book where there is a school aged character
Ophelia Adrift by Helen Goltz AA 2 stars

6. Rubbish Bin
Task: read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year
Saturday Requiem by Nicci French 5 stars

7. Knickers
Task: read a book where the MC is a woman
Bad Behaviour by Liz Byrski AA 2 stars

From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12) by J.R. Ward Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron Ophelia Adrift by Helen Goltz Saturday Requiem (Frieda Klein, #6) by Nicci French Bad Behaviour by Liz Byrski


message 5: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Oct 22, 2017 12:22AM) (new)

Brenda | 71191 comments Mod
Level: Hard (3 AAs)

9/9

1. Nanna and Pop

Task: Either read a book where there is a Main Character who is over 50 OR Read a book where there is a character who is a grandmother or grandfather (doesn’t have to be the main character)

Half Wild by Pip Smith 3s AA

2. Coffee
Task: Either read a book with a cup of coffee on the cover OR the word coffee is mentioned in the text. If you pick this one please tell us the title, author and quote the sentence it is in and the page number or location of the sentence.
e.g. Just Good Friends by Rosalind James “We’ll get you a coffee, and then we’ll take you home” pg 4

3. Purple Unicorn (thanks to little Miss Lily for this one!!!)
Task: Either read a book with a purple cover OR read book tagged as fantasy

The Greatest Gift by Rachael Johns 5s AA

4. Comet (comet is their cat)
Task: Either read a book with a cat on the cover - or read a book set in Outer Space.

A Spell of Trouble by Leighann Dobbs 4s 11/10/17

5. Miss Poppy – (Miss Poppy is James’ year 2 teacher)
Task: Either read a book where there is a teacher as a character OR Read a book where there is a school aged character – Neither characters need to be a main character

Colours of Gold by Kaye Dobbie 5s

6. Rubbish Bin
Task: Either read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year OR read the one that has been on there the longest

Cyanide Games by Richard Beasley 4s AA (August 3rd 2016)

7. Knickers (James being naughty!)
Task: Either read a book where the MC is a woman OR read a book where you can see an item of clothing on the cover (NB does not have to be knickers)

The Baby Doctor by Fiona McArthur 5s AA

8. Mittens (kids just bought some ready for the trip to Japan for Christmas)
Task: Either read a book set in Japan OR read a book where someone is wearing something woollen on the cover (jumper, beanie, scarf etc.)

9. Paint
Task: Either read a book with a cover that is bright and full of colours like a paint box OR read a book where some decorating takes place

Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra 5s AA

10. Monster (apparently one under Lily's bed that I have to sort out with monster poison next time I go over)
Task: Either read a book that is tagged as Horror OR read a book tagged as paranormal book.

11. Fish Fingers
Task: Either read a book with the sea on the cover OR read a book where you can see someones fingers on the cover

Sanctuary by Judy Nunn 5s AA

12. Ball
Task: Either read a book where you can see some type of ball on the cover (beach, football, tennis ball etc) OR read a book were the MC goes to a Ball or Dance.

Murder at Blue Falls by Maggie Bishop 4s

Half Wild by Pip Smith The Greatest Gift by Rachael Johns A Spell of Trouble (Silver Hollow #1) by Leighann Dobbs Colours of Gold by Kaye Dobbie Cyanide Games (Peter Tanner Thriller #1) by Richard Beasley The Baby Doctor by Fiona McArthur Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra Sanctuary by Judy Nunn Murder at Blue Falls (Appalachian Adventure Mystery, #1) by Maggie Bishop


message 6: by MichelleG (last edited Oct 28, 2017 01:10AM) (new)

MichelleG (michellegreiss) | 1186 comments October Challenge
Hard - 9/11 (3 AAs)


1. Nanna and Pop
Task: Either read a book where there is a Main Character who is over 50
- Archangel's Shadows by Nalini Singh. (MC Raphael is over 1,000 yrs old). Read: 6 Oct, Rated: 4 stars

2. Purple Unicorn
Task: Read book tagged as fantasy
- The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. Read: 7 Oct, Rated: 4 stars

3. Knickers
Task: Either read a book where the MC is a woman
- All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld (AA). Read: 13 Oct, Rated: 4 stars

4. Miss Poppy
Task: Read a book where there is a school-aged character
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. Read: 1 Oct, Rated: 4 stars

5. Paint
Task: Either read a book with a cover that is bright and full of colours like a paint box - Barra Creek by Di Morrissey (AA)

6. Monster
Task: Read a book tagged as a paranormal book
- White Hot by Ilona Andrews. Read: 3 Oct, Rated: 5 stars

7. Fish Fingers
Task: Read a book with the sea on the cover
- A Tattooed Heart by Deborah Challinor (AA). Read: 4 Oct, Rated: 5 stars

8. Ball
Task: Either read a book where you can see some type of ball on the cover
- Wind/Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami. Read: 12 Oct, Rated: 3 stars

9. Mittens
Task: Read a book where someone is wearing something woollen on the cover - The Knitting Diaries: The Twenty-First Wish\Coming Unraveled\Return to Summer Island by Debbie Macomber

Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter, #7) by Nalini Singh Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2) by Melina Marchetta All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews Barra Creek by Di Morrissey White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2) by Ilona Andrews A Tattooed Heart (Convict Girls #4) by Deborah Challinor Wind/Pinball Two Novels (The Rat, #1-2) by Haruki Murakami The Knitting Diaries The Twenty-First Wish\Coming Unraveled\Return to Summer Island (A Blossom Street Novel) by Debbie Macomber


Optional

10. Comet
Task: Either read a book with a cat on the cover
- The River and the Book by Alison Croggon. Read: 27 Oct, Rated: 3 stars

11. Rubbish Bin
Task: Either read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year
- The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. Read: 26 Oct, Rated: 4 stars

The River and the Book by Alison Croggon The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson


message 7: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Oct 19, 2017 04:12PM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 2409 comments Easy for me, Sally, and thank the kids for their entertaining suggestions! Fish fingers, indeed. :)
3/3

1. Nanna and Pop: Main character over 50
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old by Hendrik Groen READ 4★

9. Paint: A book where some decorating takes place
The Restorer by AA Michael Sala READ 3.5★

11. Fish Fingers: A book where you can see someone's fingers on the cover
I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen READ 3.5★

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old by Hendrik Groen The Restorer by Michael Sala I Know A Secret (Rizzoli & Isles, #12) by Tess Gerritsen


message 8: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 3 comments PattyMacDotComma wrote: "Easy for me, Sally, and thank the kids for their entertaining suggestions! Fish fingers, indeed. :) ..."

Something THIS nanna always has in her freezer!


message 9: by Li'l Owl (last edited Oct 25, 2017 10:19AM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 2504 comments Ooh what fun! I'm in!

Otherwise October!
Level - Medium (2 AA)
6/6

1. Nanna and Pop - Main Character is a Grandfather
Flesh and Bone by Jefferson Bass 5★'s

3. Purple Unicorn - Purple Cover & Fantasy
The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline K. Ogburn 5★'s

5. Miss Poppy – Teacher as a Character
The Devil's Bones by Jefferson Bass 5★'s

7. Knickers - MC is a Woman
Tell the Truth by Katherine Howell
AA 5★'s

10. Monster - Paranormal book
The Cat, the Crow, and the Cauldron: A Halloween Anthology by Joe DeRouen 3.5★'s

11. Fish Fingers - Sea on the Cover
The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham AA 5★'s

Flesh and Bone (Body Farm #2) by Jefferson Bass The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline K. Ogburn The Devil's Bones (Body Farm, #3) by Jefferson Bass Tell the Truth (Detective Ella Marconi, #8) by Katherine Howell The Cat, the Crow, and the Cauldron A Halloween Anthology by Joe DeRouen The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham

Thanks Sally and the kids!!


message 10: by Loren (last edited Oct 30, 2017 11:15AM) (new)

Loren Johnson (lorenjohnsonau) | 118 comments I'll just choose easy for now, as I still have to catch up on my spring challenge!! :P

3/3

5. Miss Poppy:
Book with a school aged character: The Wrong Boy by Suzy Zail (AA) - 5 stars - one of the best books I've ever read!
7. Knickers:
Book with a female MC: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson - 5 stars - best novel I've ever read!
11. Fish fingers:
Book with fingers on the cover: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski - 5 stars - full of intrigue and betrayal. I loved it!

The Wrong Boy by Suzy Zail The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) by Marie Rutkoski


message 11: by Krystal (last edited Oct 19, 2017 03:34AM) (new)

Krystal (krystallee6363) | 1719 comments Count me in please!

Level: Easy
Progress: 3/3

Purple Unicorn: Song of Susannah by Stephen King - tagged as Fantasy. (I should be just about done with the preceding two by October). Review Here

Coffee: Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer (AA) - contains this sentence on page 56:

'I bumped into him at the bottle shop yesterday after coffee with my reflexology group, and he invited me around.'

Review Here

Nanna & Pop To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee featuring a grandmother Review Here


message 12: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 3 comments Krystal wrote: "Need a little help for my third, friends! I'm thinking To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and I strongly suspect it fits the Nanna and Pop category, but having not yet read it I'm not sure??..."

Yep it will fit - Aunt Alexandra (Scout's aunt) is the grandmother of Francis Hancock.


message 13: by Odette (last edited Oct 16, 2017 03:35AM) (new)

Odette (odman) | 943 comments This looks a great challenge. Thanks, Sally and your grandchildren. I will just go for the Easy level to start off and perhaps read more.

1. Nanna and Pop
Read a book where there is a Main Character who is over 50.
Rain Birds by Harriet McKnight - 5★ AA

2. Coffee
The word coffee is mentioned in the text.
Elizabeth is quite often meeting up with someone in the coffee shop at the library.
In Chapter 4 coffee is mentioned. "Well, I supposed I could meet you for a coffee during my break this afternoon.
Olmec Obituary by L.J.M. Owen - 4★ AA

3. Purple Unicorn (thanks to little Miss Lily for this one!!!)
Read a book with a purple cover
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev - 4★

4. Comet (comet is their cat)
Read a book with a cat on the cover
The Apricot Colonel by Marion Halligan - 4★ AA

5. Miss Poppy
Read a book where there is a school aged character
Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett - 3.5★ AA

10. Monster (apparently one under Lily's bed that I have to sort out with monster poison next time I go over)
Task: Either read a book that is tagged as Horror OR read a book tagged as paranormal book.
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz - 4★

Rain Birds by Harriet McKnight Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth, #1) by L.J.M. Owen Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev The Apricot Colonel by Marion Halligan Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1) by Dean Koontz


message 14: by Zoey (last edited Oct 17, 2017 08:03PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 1044 comments Level = Easy

3/3

5. Miss Poppy - School aged character
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
5★

6. Rubbish Bin - On TBR since 2012
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
4★

Knickers - Female Main Character
Lost In Kakadu by Kendall Talbot AA
4★

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich Lost In Kakadu by Kendall Talbot


message 15: by Carolyn (last edited Oct 23, 2017 01:44AM) (new)

Carolyn | 8259 comments Thanks for another unusual challenge Sally!

I'm going for Medium:

✔ 2. Coffee in the book - Black Teeth by Zane Lovitt AA 4★ the book is set in Melbourne so they are constantly in cafes and coffee is mentioned at locns 847,2113, 2689

✔ 3. Purple - fantasy The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman 4★

✔ 5. School aged character- Emma in The Lost Child by Patricia Gibney 4★

✔ 6. Rubbish Bin: The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne (on my Netgalley shelf for over a year) 4.5★

✔ 7. Knickers: Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra (MC is a female journalist) - AA 4★

✔ 9. Decorating: The Restorer by Michael Sala - AA 4★

✔ 10. Paranormal: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell (ghosts) 4★

✔ 11. Sea on cover: The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham AA 4★

✔ 12. MC goes to a ball: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 4★

Black Teeth by Zane Lovitt The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman The Lost Child (Detective Lottie Parker, #3) by Patricia Gibney The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra The Restorer by Michael Sala The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia


message 16: by Kerri (last edited Oct 17, 2017 03:20PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Count me in.
Level Medium
6/6

1. Nanna and Pop
Task: Read a book where there is a Main Character who is over 50 Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz

✔3. Purple Unicorn (thanks to little Miss Lily for this one!!!)
Task:Read book tagged as fantasy Touch

✔5. Miss Poppy – (Miss Poppy is James’ year 2 teacher)
Task:Read a book where there is a school aged characterGirl Unknown


✔6. Rubbish Bin
Task:Read the one that has been on there the longest My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story (with Recipes)

✔7. Knickers (James being naughty!)
Task: Read a book where the MC is a womanOnly DaughterAA

✔9. Paint
Task:Read a book with a cover that is bright and full of colours like a paint box AdditionAA

✔11. Fish Fingers
Task: Read a book with the sea on the coverShe's Come Undone
Rena's Promise A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz by Rena Kornreich Gelissen Touch by Claire North Girl Unknown by Karen Perry My Berlin Kitchen A Love Story (with Recipes)  by Luisa Weiss Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra Addition by Toni Jordan She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb


message 17: by Brad (last edited Oct 20, 2017 05:27PM) (new)

Brad | 70 comments What a great challenge idea !!
I am going for medium (6 books, 2 AA)
5/6
4. Comet: (Set in outer space) Alien: Sea of Sorrows by James A. Moore 352p

5. Miss Poppy (Teacher as a character) He Died with a Felafel in His Hand by AA John Birmingham 214p

6. Rubbish Bin (TBR +2yrs) For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway 471p

7. Knickers (MC is girl, title includes "knickers") The Truth About Thongs by Stephanie Rowe 128p

10. Monster (Tagged as Horror) Finders Keepers by Stephen King 431p

11. Fish Fingers (Sea on cover)Rogue Wave by AA Christopher Cartwright 362p
Rogue Wave (Sam Reilly #4) by Christopher Cartwright



message 18: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71191 comments Mod
Some fantastic choices from everyone! Looking good for an excellent challenge once again :)


message 19: by Diana (last edited Oct 26, 2017 07:08PM) (new)

Diana (secondhandrose) | 1658 comments Medium
6/6 -2 Aussie Authors

Comet - cat on cover Kitty Kitty by Michele Jaffe
Miss Poppy - teacher as character > Primary School Confidential: Confessions From the Classroom by Mrs. Woog AA
Rubbish bin - on TBR pile over 2 years The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett
Purple Unicorn tagged as fantasy A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Nanna and Pop characters over 50 The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
Fish Fingers Sea on cover Wildlight by Robyn Mundy AA


message 20: by Krystal (new)

Krystal (krystallee6363) | 1719 comments Perfect, thanks Sally! I'll edit it now to lock it in! :)


message 21: by Dree (last edited Nov 01, 2017 07:33PM) (new)

Dree (dreebee) | 164 comments Choosing easy to start


✔ Purple Unicorn
Book is tagged as Sci-fi fantasy
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick
★★★

✔ Miss Poppy
MC is school age (11)
45 + 47 Stella Street And Everything That Happened Elizabeth Honey (AA)
★★

✔Monster
Book is tagged as horror
Under the Skin by Michael Faber
★★★★1/2


message 22: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 3 comments Updated to here - love your choices people :)


message 23: by Mima (last edited Nov 04, 2017 12:59AM) (new)

Mima (mimajay) | 79 comments I hope to read six books, but which ones depend on library holds.

Otherwise October

Medium - Read 6 books- two Aussie authors
Hard - Read 9 books - three Aussie authors
6/6

1. Nanna and Pop
Task: Read a book where there is a Main Character who is over 50
Graeme Clark: The man who invented the bionic ear by Mark Worthing AA
★★★★

3. Purple Unicorn
Task: Read book tagged as fantasy
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff AA
★★★★★

5. Miss Poppy
Task: Read a book where there is a school aged character
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
★★★★★

6. Rubbish Bin
Task: Read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
★★★

7. Knickers
Task: Read a book where the MC is a woman
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
★★★★

9. Paint
Task: Read a book with a cover that is bright and full of colours like a paint box
Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn


Graeme Clark The man who invented the bionic ear by Mark Worthing Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord The Mockingbirds (The Mockingbirds, #1) by Daisy Whitney Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn


message 24: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 3 comments Got you Mima 😀


message 25: by Valerie (new)

Valerie (nicehotcupoftea) | 759 comments Great challenge! I'm going for easy as one of them is massive!

Easy - Read 3 books - one Aussie author

1. Nanna and Pop: read a book where there is a Main Character who is over 50

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson


3. Purple Unicorn : read a book tagged as fantasy

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

5. Miss Poppy : read a book where there is a teacher as a character

Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy AA

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy


message 26: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71191 comments Mod
Mima wrote: "I hope to read six books, but which ones depend on library holds.

Otherwise October

Easy - Read 3 books - one Aussie author
Medium - Read 6 books- two Aussie authors
Hard - Read 9 books - three ..."


Yes he's an Aussie Mima :)


message 27: by Nicole (last edited Oct 24, 2017 08:33PM) (new)

Nicole | 70 comments Easy start to first reading challenge ... three reads:

1. Miss Poppy – (Miss Poppy is James’ year 2 teacher)
Task: Either read a book where there is a teacher as a character OR Read a book where there is a school aged character – Neither character in either task need to be a main character

My choice: Good-Bye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton - a classic where there is a teacher as a character ★★★★★

2. Coffee Task: Either read a book with a cup of coffee on the cover OR the word coffee is mentioned in the text. If you pick this second one please tell us the title, author and quote the sentence it is in and the page number or location of the sentence.
e.g. Just Good Friends by Rosalind James “We’ll get you a coffee, and then we’ll take you home” pg 4

My choice: Last Chance Cafe by Liz Byrski - the word coffee is bound to be mentioned in this read! Liz is also an Aussie writer.
... "Marot longs to abandon the search, get a coffee or just go home, but she has to find something because the party is tomorrow and she can't get into her only decent dress" first page, Chapter 1. ★★★★

3. Knickers (James being naughty!)
Task: Either read a book where the MC is a woman OR read a book where you can see an item of clothing on the cover (NB does not have to be knickers).

My choice: The Right Time by Danielle Steel MC: Alexandra Winslow. ★★★★


message 28: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71191 comments Mod
Nicole wrote: "Easy start to first reading challenge ... three reads:

1. Miss Poppy – (Miss Poppy is James’ year 2 teacher)
Task: Either read a book where there is a teacher as a character OR Read a book where t..."


Great you're going to join us in your first challenge Nicole! Can I get you to edit your post (bottom right "edit") then link your books into the post. Click on "add book/author" in the right corner and follow the prompts :) Good luck!


message 29: by Tien (last edited Oct 17, 2017 04:57PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 610 comments HARD
9/9 books (min 3AAs)


Choose and complete your chosen level from the following 12 tasks:

2. Coffee
Task: Either read a book with a cup of coffee on the cover OR the word coffee is mentioned in the text.

Cooking the Books (Corinna Chapman #6) by Kerry Greenwood (AA) -Read 13/10

Track 2, approx 13:32 - "I made myself COFFEE and tried one of my muffins"

3. Purple Unicorn (thanks to little Miss Lily for this one!!!)
Task: Either read a book with a purple cover OR read book tagged as fantasy

The Forever Ship (The Fire Sermon #3) by Francesca Haig (AA) -Read 13/10


5. Miss Poppy – (Miss Poppy is James’ year 2 teacher)
Task: Either read a book where there is a teacher as a character OR Read a book where there is a school aged character – Neither character in either task need to be a main character

there are both teacher & school aged characters - Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy (AA) -Read 04/10

6. Rubbish Bin
Task: Either read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year OR read the one that has been on there the longest

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay (AA) -Read 3/10

7. Knickers (James being naughty!)
Task: Either read a book where the MC is a woman OR read a book where you can see an item of clothing on the cover (NB does not have to be knickers)

A Thousand Nights (A Thousand Nights #1) by E.K. Johnston -Read 05/10

8. Mittens (kids just bought some ready for the trip to Japan for Christmas)
Task: Either read a book set in Japan OR read a book where someone is wearing something woollen on the cover (jumper, beanie, scarf etc.)

just got this out of the library on Wed! Revenge by Yōko Ogawa -Read 16/10

10. Monster (apparently one under Lily's bed that I have to sort out with monster poison next time I go over)
Task: Either read a book that is tagged as Horror OR read a book tagged as paranormal book.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman -Read 10/10

11. Fish Fingers
Task: Either read a book with the sea on the cover OR read a book where you can see someones fingers on the cover
54 by Wu Ming -Read 17/10
54 by Wu Ming (his right hand resting on balustrade - it's a bit small but you can definitely see fingers)

12. Ball
Task: Either read a book where you can see some type of ball on the cover (beach, football, tennis ball etc) OR read a book were the MC goes to a Ball or Dance.
The art of the engine driver by Steven Carroll (Vic & Rita went to a 'dance') (AA) - Read 11/10


message 30: by Sharon (last edited Oct 31, 2017 09:17PM) (new)

Sharon | 4737 comments What a great challenge.

Easy2/3

3. Purple Unicorn:
Three Letters by Josephine Cox 3★

4. Comet:
Matthew Flinders' Cat by Bryce Courtenay (AA)

11. Fish Fingers:
The Sand Dollar by Maggie Christensen (AA) 4★

Three Letters by Josephine Cox Matthew Flinders' Cat by Bryce Courtenay The Sand Dollar (The Oregon Coast Series Book 1) by Maggie Christensen


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Brenda | 71191 comments Mod
Love the choices that are coming up!


message 32: by Trish L (new)

Trish L | 120 comments This will be my first challenge so I will start with easy and see how I go.

1) MC over 50: There should be more dancing. Rosalie Ham AA There Should Be More Dancing by Rosalie Ham

2)Comet, cat on the cover: The Lion in the Living room The Lion in the Living Room How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World by Abigail Tucker

3)Fish Fingers, sea on the cover: Pacific Pacific by Simon Winchester (This one does not seem to have a cover picture on GR )


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Trish L | 120 comments P.S. There are millions of 'Pacific' books: the one I was after is by Simon Winchester


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message 35: by Karina (last edited Oct 25, 2017 03:26PM) (new)

Karina | 8 comments This will be my first challenge (and first group) and I am really looking forward to October! My choices are...

Medium 6 Books (3 Aussie)
5/6

3. Purple Unicorn Fantasy:
Dragon Rising by Aashraya Phuyal AA ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Written by a year 6 Perth boy which I didn’t realise. Story was unique and almost poetic in places. It was a difficult read though and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Dragon Rising (The Awakening Book 1) by Aashraya Phuyal

4. Comet Cat on the cover:
Solomon's Tale by Sheila Jeffries
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ A few tears towards the end for me
Solomon's Tale by Sheila Mary Jeffries

5. Miss Poppy School aged character:
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff AA ★ ★ ★ ★ &1/2
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff

6. Rubbish Bin TBR 2nd longest (Since September 2012):
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

8. Mittens Wearing something woollen on the cover:
Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes AA ★ ★ ★ &1/2
Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes

10. Monster Paranormal book:
Along Came a Demon by Linda Welch ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
I'm not usually one to review books, but I thought I'd give it a go
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Along Came A Demon (Whisperings, #1) by Linda Welch


:)


message 36: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71191 comments Mod
Karina welcome to the challenge! Great to have you with us :) An easy way to link your books is to click on the "add book/author" in the top right hand corner of your comment box and follow the prompts... Good luck and enjoy!


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Sally906 | 3 comments Karina wrote: "This will be my first challenge (and first group) and I am really looking forward to October! My choices are...

Medium 6 Books (3 Aussie)
0/6

3. Purple Unicorn Fantasy:
Dragon Rising by Aashraya ..."


Welcome Katrina - both to the challenge and the group - lovely to have you here 😀


message 38: by Karina (new)

Karina | 8 comments Thanks Brenda, I'm using the app (on iPhone) and don't seem to have that option. Will log in through my browser and try to edit.


message 39: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71191 comments Mod
Ahhh no you don't! I don't have the app but MANY people complain about it! Some people have even deleted it as it's so useless ;)


message 40: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 3 comments Trish wrote: "This will be my first challenge so I will start with easy and see how I go.

1) MC over 50: There should be more dancing. Rosalie Ham AA There Should Be More Dancing by Rosalie Ham

2)Comet,..."


Welcome to your first challenge Trish 😀


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Sally906 | 3 comments Updated to here


message 42: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 3 comments Sorry Karina not Katrina - damn spell check.

Got your name right up the top, so that's the main thing :)

Anyhow welcome to both of you - LOL!


message 43: by Deborah (last edited Sep 22, 2017 06:46AM) (new)

Deborah Ideiosepius | 1893 comments I absolutely love this challenge Sally!

I was going to skip October because I am overseas for most of it and don't expect to be reading much, but I can't resist! Challenge will be compiled this weekend :)

Definitely Fish-Fingers and comet though, both are right up my alley!


message 44: by Kylie (last edited Oct 20, 2017 03:42AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Ooh I love this idea - I'm in. Colour me excited! Sally, your grandchildren are adorable!

I'll start with the Easy level methinks, and work my way up if I can. :) Books still to be finalised, and may change. :)

Level: Easy - Read 3 books - one Aussie author.

Progress 3/3


6. Rubbish Bin
Task: Read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year.

The Narrowboat Girl by Annie Murray.
Added to my Audible library in 2014! Completed 20/10, 5 stars.

7. Knickers
Task: Read a book where the MC is a woman

Watch Over Me by Claire Corbett
AA. Completed 13/10, 3-3.5 stars.

11. Fish Fingers
Task: Read a book where you can see someones fingers on the cover

Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood
AA. Completed 07/10, 5 stars.


The Narrowboat Girl (Narrowboat Girl, #1) by Annie Murray Watch Over Me by Claire Corbett Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood


message 45: by Li'l Owl (last edited Sep 22, 2017 10:17AM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 2504 comments Karina wrote: "This will be my first challenge (and first group) and I am really looking forward to October! My choices are...

Medium 6 Books (3 Aussie)
0/6

3. Purple Unicorn Fantasy:
Dragon Rising by AashrayaDragon Rising ..."


Welcome to your first challenge, Karina =o)
I'd love to see what you thought of Dragon Rising Dragon Rising (The Awakening Book 1) by Aashraya Phuyal . I do so love dragons!

I stear clear of the app, too, Karina! It's pretty worthless!


message 46: by Li'l Owl (last edited Sep 22, 2017 10:13AM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 2504 comments Kylie wrote: "Ooh I love this idea - I'm in. Colour me excited! Sally, your grandchildren are adorable!

I'll start with the Easy level methinks, and work my way up if I can. :) Books still to be finalised, and..."


You're so colorful anyway, Kylie! You must be neon now!!

Can you believe that I found the perfect book for purple unicorn? Been wanting to read it for some time! The Unicorn in the Barn! With a purple cover no less!! The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline K. Ogburn


message 47: by Li'l Owl (last edited Sep 22, 2017 10:15AM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 2504 comments Nicole wrote: "Easy start to first reading challenge ... three reads:

1. Miss Poppy – (Miss Poppy is James’ year 2 teacher)
Task: Either read a book where there is a teacher as a character OR Read a book where t..."


Good luck with your first challenge, Nicole! =o)


message 48: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71191 comments Mod
Glad to see everyone is enjoying Sally's challenge :) Getting the grandkids to input was brilliant!


message 49: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 3 comments Brenda wrote: "Glad to see everyone is enjoying Sally's challenge :) Getting the grandkids to input was brilliant!"

They thought so too. Trouble is the little 4 year old wants to play the pull the paper out of the bowl game every time she comes over :)


message 50: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71191 comments Mod
Hahaha!! You'll have challenges lined up for years to come ;)


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