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message 1: by Diana S (last edited Nov 01, 2017 09:20PM) (new)

Diana S | 2093 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)

Updated #48

Most Points
Bethany - 13
Marilyn - 8
Becky - 2
Diana S - 4
**Tessa - 14
Linda C - 15
Mickslibriarian - 11
Sam F - 10
Amber - 4


Most Pages
Bethany - 4013
Marilyn - 2743
Becky - 705
Diana S - 1435
**Tessa - 4352
Linda C - 4484
Mickslibriarian - 2662
Sam F - 3099
Amber - 1107


message 2: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 1.1 Frankenstein's Monster
Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill
10/1
Points: 1
Pages: 160


message 3: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments Unfortunately for me ... I finished Dracula on Sep 28!

Great read - 5*****


message 4: by Diana S (last edited Oct 03, 2017 09:36PM) (new)

Diana S | 2093 comments Mod
What a bumper! I agree Great Read! :D


message 5: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 451 comments 1.4 Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26)
Read a book whose the MC is a werewolf - OR- a book that has a moon on the cover

Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan--10/3/17--crescent moon in the upper corner of the window--456 pages

Points this task -1
Pages this task - 456

Total points - 1
Total pages - 456


message 6: by Becky (last edited Oct 04, 2017 07:59PM) (new)

Becky (becnelli) 1.5 Friday the 13th
Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. -OR- a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown (Red Rising Saga #3) - 10/4/2017 (524 pages)

Points this task -1
Pages this task - 524

Total points - 1
Total pages - 524

YAY!!! I finally finished this book. We had an on again off again thing going on for a few months.


message 7: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 1.3 Halloween (10/31)
Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper
10/6/17

Points:1
Pages: 180

Total points: 2
Total pages: 340


message 8: by Diana S (last edited Oct 07, 2017 10:28PM) (new)

Diana S | 2093 comments Mod
1.1 Frankenstein's Monster
(Body Part: Skin)
Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton (10/6/17) 486 pp. 2.5 ★★

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 486 pp


message 9: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA

Task 1.5 - Friday the 13th
Word "Friday" in title - also book # 1 in the series
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor ✔ - 01Oct17 - 232 p

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 232 p


Total points earned to date: 1
Total pages read to date: 232



message 10: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 1.2 (Bethany's Task) Pick A Genre
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
10/8/17

Points 1
Pages: 388

Total points: 3
Total pages: 728


message 11: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA

2.2 Surprise Me
Linda C picked for me:
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French ✔ - 05Oct17 - 429 p
Double Indemnity by James M. Cain ✔ – 10Oct17 - 125p

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 584 p

Total points earned to date - 3
Total pages read to date - 816



message 12: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 1.5 Friday the 13th
Locke & Key, Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill
10/12/17

Points: 1
Pages: 152

Total points: 4
Total pages: 880


message 13: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA

Task 1.3 - Halloween - 1st letter of each title word in TRICK OR TREAT

T.C.A.
The Children Act ✔ - 14Oct17 - 240 p

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 240

Total points earned to date - 4
Total pages read to date - 1056



message 14: by Becky (new)

Becky (becnelli) 1.2 (Bethany's Task) Pick A Genre
Read a book with Horror as its main page genre.
The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King - (181 pages)
listening to audiobook - page count comes from Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons

Points this task -1
Pages this task - 181

Total points - 2
Total pages - 705


message 15: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 1.1 Frankenstein's Monster

The Private Eye – Jayne Ann Krentz (4 stars) 10/16/17 [219]

Points this task -1
Pages this task - 219

Total points - 1
Total pages - 219



message 16: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 2.4 (Amber's task) October Wacky Days

1. Name Your Car Day
Read a book where the author's first and last initial is in the word VEHICLE.
The House by the Lake (Paris Time Capsule, #2) – Ella Carey (3 stars) 10/11/17 [254]

2. World Smile Day
Read any book that makes you happy. :D
Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple (3 stars) 10/17/17 [330] MPG Humor

Points this task -2
Pages this task - 584

Total points - 3
Total pages - 803



message 17: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 451 comments 1.5 Friday the 13th
Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. -OR- a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series.

Glass Houses by Louise Penny--10/18/17--#13 in the Inspector Gamache series--391 pages

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 391

Total points - 2
Total pages - 847


message 18: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 1.5 Friday the 13th
Read a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series.

Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #3) – Douglas Adams (2 stars) 10/18/17 [240]

Points this task -1
Pages this task - 240

Total points - 4
Total pages - 1043



message 19: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 1.3 Halloween (10/31)
Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in TRICK OR TREAT (All words count; 3-word minimum).

Capture The Rainbow (Sedikhan, #4) – Iris Johansen (3 stars) 10/19/17 [240]

Points this task -1
Pages this task - 240

Total points - 5
Total pages - 1283



message 20: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA

Task 1.4: Howl at the Moon - Moon on cover
Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller ✔ - 17Oct17 - 304 pg
(It's tiny, but it is just under the N in Night)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 304

Total points earned to date - 5
Total pages read to date - 1360



message 21: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 451 comments 1.1 Frankenstein's Monster
As a group, we will be building our own monster.
I chose teeth:

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton--10/21/17--295 pages

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 295

Total points - 3
Total pages - 1142


message 22: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task: 1.7 (Amber's task) Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Read a book with a dog on the cover. (Show cover)

Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones (A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery, #7) by Kaitlyn Dunnett ( A Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery, #7) – Kaitlyn Dunnett (3 stars) 10/21/17 [288]

Points this task -1
Pages this task - 288

Total points - 6
Total pages - 1859



message 23: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 451 comments 2.3 (Bethany's task) Happy Birthday to Libra!
Read Two Books

Actually today is my birthday, so this is a perfect task to complete!

Read two books inspired by the zodiac sign of Libra.
1. Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac.
Read a book with a 7 in the publication year or the page number.
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware--published on 7/25/17--finished 10/18/17--370 pages

2. Libra is an air sign
Read a book where you can see the sky on the cover.
Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann--10/21/17--352 pages

Points this task - 2
Pages this task - 722

Total points - 5
Total pages - 1864


message 24: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2093 comments Mod
Happy Birthday Marilyn! :D


message 25: by Diana S (last edited Oct 21, 2017 10:32PM) (new)

Diana S | 2093 comments Mod
2.2 Surprise Me

Marilyn Picked: (Thanks Marilyn)
1. The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett (10/8/17) 357 pp 3.5 ★★★
2. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (10/12/17) 291 pp. ★★★

Points Earned: 2
Pages Read: 648

Total Points: 3
Total Pages: 1134


message 26: by Diana S (last edited Oct 21, 2017 10:35PM) (new)

Diana S | 2093 comments Mod
1.5 Friday the 13th
(Series: A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #1)
Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson (10/9/17) 301 pp. ★★★

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 301

Total Points: 4
Total Pages: 1435


message 27: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 2.4 (Amber's task) October Wacky Days
Mosquitoland by David Arnold by David Arnold 10/14 (336 pgs)
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay by Paul Tremblay 10/11 (286 pgs)

Points: 2
Pages: 622

Total points: 6
Total pages: 1502


message 28: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 3.1 (Bethany's task) Monster Mash
The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff 10/22 (512 pgs) Witches, devils (as the colonists believed, anyway)
The Elusive Elixir by Gigi Pandian 10/13 (314 pgs) A gargoyle named Dorian
Revenant by Kat Richardson 10/19 (464 pgs) Ghosts, a vampire, some bone mages and a dragon, of sorts.
This is getting to be a crowded party.

Points: 3
Pages: 1290

Total points: 9
Total pages: 2810


message 29: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA

Task 1.6 - Celebrate the Author Maeve Binchy

Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy ✔ - 21Oct17 - 576 pg

BONUS point for Mini Review

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 576


Total points earned to date - 8
Total pages read to date - 1936



message 30: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 370 comments 1.4 Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26)

Useless Bay by M.J. Beaufrand Useless Bay by M.J. Beaufrand October 14

Points for this Task: 1
Pages for this Task: 240
Books for this Task: 1
Total Points: 1
Total Pages: 240
Total Books: 1


message 31: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 370 comments 1.5 Friday the 13th

Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers October 23

Points for this Task: 1
Pages for this Task: 136
Books for this Task: 1
Total Points: 2
Total Pages: 376
Total Books: 2


message 32: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 2.2 Surprise Me

Dark Witch (Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #1) – Nora Roberts (3 stars) 10/15/17 [342]

Frost Line – Linda Howard & Linda Jones (3 stars) 10/25/17 [368]

Points this task -2
Pages this task - 710

Total points - 8
Total pages - 2569



message 33: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 370 comments 2.3 (Bethany's task) Happy Birthday to Libra!

1. Sex and Gender: A Reference Handbook by David E Newton (published May 12, 2017) October 3

AND

2. The Gifts of Imperfection Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown October 1

Points for this Task: 2
Pages for this Task: 497
Books for this Task: 2
Total Points: 4
Total Pages: 873
Total Books: 4


message 34: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 451 comments 2.2 Surprise Me
Read two books

Thanks Tessa for the picks:

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny--10/5/17--400 pages

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne--10/26/17--241 pages

Points this task - 2
Pages this task - 641 pages

Total points - 7
Total pages - 2505


message 35: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 451 comments 1.2 (Bethany's Task) Pick A Genre
Read a book with Horror as its main page genre.

Slade House by David Mitchell--10/26/17--238 pages

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 238

Total points - 8
Total pages - 2743


message 36: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 2.3 (Bethany's task) Happy Birthday to Libra!

1. Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac.
Read a book with a 7 in the publication year or the page number.
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) – James Dashner (2 stars) 10/5/17 [375]

2. Libra is an air sign
Read a book where you can see the sky on the cover.
Murder and Marinara (An Italian Kitchen Mystery, #1) by Rosie Genova (An Italian Kitchen mystery, #1) – Rosie Genova (3 stars) 10/27/17 [326] - sky shows through the window

Points this task -2
Pages this task - 701

Total points - 10
Total pages - 3270



message 37: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments Completion Post:

5.1 (Spell-out task) Yummy! Food!

P= Rodman Philbrick - Freak the Mighty - 10/7/17 - 5 stars - 169 pages
A = Alan Bradley - The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - 10/19/17 - 3 stars - 315 pages
S= Secresy; or The Ruin on the Rock by Eliza Fenwick - 10/19.17 - 2 stars - 376 pages
T= Tom Rachman - The Rise & Fall of Great Powers - 10/11/17 - 3 stars - 384 pages
A= As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley - 10/26/17 - 3 stars - 392 pages


1.6 Celebrate the Author
- Read a book written by Maeve Binchy

Lilac Bus by Maeve Binchy - 10/28/17 - 2 stars - 208 pages

1.5 Friday the 13th
Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. -OR- a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series.

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich - 10/15/17 - 3 stars - 320 pgs

Points this task – 7
Pages this task – 2 164pages

Total points – 7
Total pages – 2 164pages


message 38: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 370 comments 5.1 (Spell-out task) Yummy! Food!

G - Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier October 25

U - Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski October 29

M - Mark Daniel Robison - Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds: Building a Library of Things October 3

B - The Best Man by Richard Peck October 28

O - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate October 26

Points for this Task: 5
Pages for this Task: 1226
Books for this Task: 5
Total Points: 9
Total Pages: 2099
Total Books: 9


message 39: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 2.2 Surprise Me
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell 10/25/17 (426 pgs)
The Infernals by John Connolly 10/29/17 (309 pgs)

Points: 2
Pages: 735

Total points: 11
Total pages: 3545


message 40: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA

Task 2.4 (Amber's task) October Wacky Days

A. Name Your Car Day - vehicle on the cover
Sundown, Yellow Moon by Larry Watson ✔ – 28Oct17 - 336 p

B. World Smile Day - Read any book that makes you happy.
The Three Weissmanns of Westport ✔ – 09Oct17 - 304 pg

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 640 p

Total points earned to date - 9
Total pages read to date - 2576



message 41: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 5.1 (Spell-out task) Yummy! Food!

P - The Plumed Bonnet (Stapleton-Downes, #6) – Mary Balogh (4 stars) 10/2/17 [224]
A – And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie (5 stars) 10/27/17 [264]
S - Stephanie James - Wizard (3 stars) 10/6/17 [188]
T – Timm, Uwe - The Invention of Curried Sausage (5 stars) 10/29/17 [218]
A - Anne Gracie - The Spring Bride (Chance Sisters, #3) (5 stars) 10/22/17 [320]

Points this task -5
Pages this task - 1214

Total points - 15
Total pages - 4484



message 42: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA

5.1 (Spell-out task) Yummy! Food!

Spell-out the word GUMBO
G - Gabriel García Márquez / Living to Tell the Tale ✔ - 07Oct17 - 496 p
U - Ukulele Murder ✔ - 31Oct17 - 224 p
M - Murder in the Paperback Parlor ✔ - 16Oct17 - 304 p
B - BOOY, Simon Van The Illusion of Separateness ✔ - 11Oct17 - 224 p
O - OSTLERE, Cathy / Karma ✔ – 29Oct17 - 528 p


THIS TASK
Points earned - 5
Pages read - 1776

Total points earned to date - 14
Total pages read to date - 4352



message 43: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 162 comments 1.1 Frankenstein's Monster
As a group, we will be building our own monster.

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs - 10/30/17 - 336 pgs

1.2 (Bethany's Task) Pick A Genre
Read a book with Horror as its main page genre.

Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay - 10/28/17 - 368 pgs

1.7 (Amber's task) Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Read a book about a dog or with a dog on the cover. (Show cover)

Thunder Dog The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson - Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson - 10/31/17 - 231 pgs

Points this task – 3
Pages this task – 935 pages

Total points – 10
Total pages – 3 099 pages


message 44: by Mickslibrarian (last edited Oct 31, 2017 03:54PM) (new)

Mickslibrarian | 370 comments 2.4 (Amber's task) October Wacky Days

1. Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm October 30

AND

2. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris October 17

Points for this Task: 2
Pages for this Task: 563
Books for this Task: 2
Total Points: 11
Total Pages: 2662
Total Books: 11

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message 45: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 445 comments 1.6 Celebrate the Author
Member's Choice: Tessa
Read a book written by Maeve Binchy

Tara Road 10.18.17

Task points 2 (bonus for review)
Pages 648


message 46: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 445 comments 1.2 (Bethany's Task) Pick A Genre
Read a book with Horror as its main page genre.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 10.11.17

Points 1
Pages 182

Total Points 3
Total Pages 830


message 47: by Amber (last edited Oct 31, 2017 04:28PM) (new)

Amber (arboan) | 445 comments 1.5 Friday the 13th
Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. -OR- a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series.

Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen 10.23.17 3rd in the series

Points 1
Pages 277

Total Points 4
Total Pages 1107

Sadly not a lot of time for reading this month. :(


message 48: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 2.3 (Bethany's task) Happy Birthday to Libra!
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill published 2007, read 10/8/17 (316 pgs)
Locke & Key, Vol. 4 Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill by Joe Hill 10/31/17 (152 pgs)

Points: 2
Pages: 468

Total points: 13
Total pages: 4013


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