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message 1: by SRC Moderator (last edited Oct 24, 2017 09:14AM) (new)

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50.1 – Schatzie’s Task: Outside the box

This challenge has pushed me (several times) outside my comfy little reading box. I’ve read things that would have never been on my radar otherwise and to my surprise, I’ve liked it. I love when that happens.
This is a three book task. Choose three different options and read one book for each. REQUIRED: State which options you chose when you post

Option 1: Read a book that does NOT contain the letters B - O - X in the title or subtitle.

Option 2: I’ve never read so much fantasy…ever. I’ve always shied away from that genre, but now I love it, especially Urban Fantasy and High Fantasy. I’ve completely fallen in love with the books of Jim Butcher and Brandon Sanderson.

So read a book with a main page genre of Fantasy. The genre can be standalone or embedded.

Option 3: Read a book with an inanimate, non-living, object on the cover that does NOT come in a box. It must be something that cannot be put in a box. Examples: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (a mansion), Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2) by Nora Roberts (the ocean), The Road by Cormac McCarthy (a road).

REQUIRED: Include the cover and identify the object when you post.

Option 4: Non-fiction is tucked safely inside my box, but it is mostly autobiographies. But the ‘Science’ genre within the Non-fiction genre, has taken me by surprise. I’ve never cared for science in school, but now I can’t get enough of it in books.

For this option, read a book with Science as a main page genre, and it can be embedded.

Option 5: Science Fiction is also a genre I have never gravitated towards before joining the SRC. But I’ve been able to find a love for this genre, especially dystopian novels, zombies, and Star Wars.

Read a book where all of the author’s initials (including any middle initials) can be found in SCIENCE FICTION.


message 3: by Donna (last edited Nov 15, 2017 06:01PM) (new)

Donna | 1175 comments opt. 3: inanimate objects that work
house, city scape, buildings, house, fence, airplane, clock tower, dock, car, street, bus, sand dunes, wall, lamp post, statues, stone wall, bridge, mountains, statue


objects that don't work: trees, animals, air


message 4: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments reserved


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message 6: by Laura H (new)

Laura H (laurah30) | 406 comments Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) by Robert Galbraith

Will this work for option 3? It is a Street.


message 7: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 2575 comments for inanimate object would a house work

The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree (The Darling Dahlias #1) by Susan Wittig Albert


message 8: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Would a fence work for an inanimate object?

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks


message 9: by Lavender (new)

Lavender (purlav) | 374 comments Option 3, inanimate object that won't fit in a box:

The Haunted Air (Repairman Jack, #6) by F. Paul Wilson

The upper part of the cover has a lot of building in a sort of skyline and none of those fit in a box. On the bottom part of the cover, there is a picture of the front of a house/porch which also doesn't fit in a box. Would either of these these count?


message 10: by Alycia (new)

Alycia (alyciac) | 212 comments I am always fuzzy on "subtitle" vs "series title". Can you confirm for me if Tinker would work for Option 1? Thanks!!!


message 11: by Lagullande (last edited Oct 23, 2017 11:45AM) (new)

Lagullande | 399 comments Does this cover show enough of the bus for it to count as the inanimate object? I'm assuming it wouldn't fit in a box!
The Fox Was Ever the Hunter by Herta Müller


message 12: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7693 comments ohhh nice task :)


message 13: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Laura wrote: "Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) by Robert Galbraith

Will this work for option 3? It is a Street."


Hi Laura, a street definitely works


message 14: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Marie (UK) wrote: "for inanimate object would a house work

The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree (The Darling Dahlias #1) by Susan Wittig Albert"


yes, a house works


message 15: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Kathy G. wrote: "Would a fence work for an inanimate object?

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks"


Hi Kathy, a fence is perfect


message 16: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 2400 comments how about this, more sparse fence?
To Catch an Heiress (Agents of the Crown, #1) by Julia Quinn
(or the road the girl is dancing on?)


message 17: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Lavender wrote: "Option 3, inanimate object that won't fit in a box:

The Haunted Air (Repairman Jack, #6) by F. Paul Wilson

The upper part of the cover has a lot of building in a sort of skyline and none of those fit in a box. On th..."


Hi Lavendar....that is a great cover. The city scape, the buildings, the house all work


message 18: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Alycia wrote: "I am always fuzzy on "subtitle" vs "series title". Can you confirm for me if Tinker would work for Option 1? Thanks!!!"

Alycia, your book works. The series name is not part of the title or subtitle, so its good.


message 19: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Lagullande wrote: "Does this cover show enough of the bus for it to count as the inanimate object? I'm assuming it wouldn't fit in a box!
The Fox Was Ever the Hunter by Herta Müller"


Hi Lagullande, that is enough of a bus to clearly tell it is a bus, so it works. Enjoy.


message 20: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Cat wrote: "how about this, more sparse fence?
To Catch an Heiress (Agents of the Crown, #1) by Julia Quinn
(or the road the girl is dancing on?)"



Cat, the fence works. Enjoy.


message 21: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Dee wrote: "ohhh nice task :)"

Thanks Dee.


message 22: by Nicola (new)

Nicola | 1415 comments Sorry, can you clarify, for Option 1 do you need to read a book that doesn't contain any of the letters B - O - X or all of them together?


message 24: by Shanna_redwind (new)

Shanna_redwind | 654 comments Please verify Rogue for fantasy main page.
Thanks


message 25: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Nicola wrote: "Sorry, can you clarify, for Option 1 do you need to read a book that doesn't contain any of the letters B - O - X or all of them together?"

Nicola, just the letters need not be present; they don't need to be together.


message 26: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Nicola wrote: "Please can I get The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting confirmed for the science genre."

Science genre is noted. Enjoy.


message 27: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Shanna_redwind wrote: "Please verify Rogue for fantasy main page.
Thanks"


Shanna, the fantasy genre has been noted.


message 28: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Wayne wrote: "A moose won't fit in a box . . . or will it?
150 Years of STATS Canada! A Guide to Canada's Greatest Country by Julia Davidovich"


Lol. Looks like a fun read, but the object has to be nonliving.


message 29: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments I want to use The 5th Wave for
no BOX in the title. It doesn't have it when you
spell out 5th (fifth). Does this work?


message 30: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 1745 comments Could you please verify this book for fantasy?

All the Crooked Saints


message 31: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7693 comments can I please get

Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters - approved for science

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics - approved for science

not sure which one i'm going to read yet


message 32: by Lagullande (new)

Lagullande | 399 comments Donna wrote: "Hi Lagullande, that is enough of a bus to clearly tell it is a bus, so it works. Enjoy.

Hi Donna, that's fab. Thank you.


message 33: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Wayne that cover for Billieworks perfectly.


message 34: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Kathy G. wrote: "I want to use The 5th Wave for
no BOX in the title. It doesn't have it when you
spell out 5th (fifth). Does this work?"


Looks good Kathy.


message 35: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Karen Michele wrote: "Could you please verify this book for fantasy?

All the Crooked Saints"


The genre has been noted Karen Michele.


message 36: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Dee wrote: "can I please get

Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters - approved for science

[book:Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Gl..."


Dee, both of those have been noted for Science mpg.


message 37: by Ann A (new)

Ann A (readerann) | 911 comments Can I get Fire Watch approved for Fantasy?
Thx!


message 38: by Ed (new)

Ed Lehman | 679 comments Could I get Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature approved for Science

and the sand dunes on the cover of The Sandcastle Girls The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian approved for the inanimate object?


message 39: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Ann A wrote: "Can I get Fire Watch approved for Fantasy?
Thx!"


Hi Ann your book is noted for fantasy. Enjoy.


message 40: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Hi Ed, both of your books are good to go. Genre and inanimate object noted.


message 41: by Pia (new)

Pia | 1073 comments Hi, can you please verify for Fantasy:

The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #3) by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

Thanks!


message 42: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Greene (dakimel) | 866 comments I have a verify for fantasy for you, too:
Shadowhouse Fall

Thank you! And I agree, so much of the fun of this challenge is the way it unboxes me!


message 43: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments Can I get this one verified for fantasy The Switch. And will agree work for not fitting in box Bad Call by Stephen Wallenfels or is the door enough on this cover to work. Alone by Cyn Balog


message 44: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Pia wrote: "Hi, can you please verify for Fantasy:

The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #3) by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

Thanks!"


Hi Pia, both books have the genre 'fantasy' noted. Enjoy.


message 45: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments Melanie wrote: "I have a verify for fantasy for you, too:
Shadowhouse Fall

Thank you! And I agree, so much of the fun of this challenge is the way it unboxes me!"


Hi Melanie, the genre has been noted. Enjoy. I liked the way you said "unboxes me." That is so true.


message 46: by Donna (new)

Donna | 1175 comments JennRenee wrote: "Can I get this one verified for fantasy The Switch. And will agree work for not fitting in box Bad Call by Stephen Wallenfels or is the door enough on this cover to work. [bookcover:..."

Hi JennRenee, the fantasy genre has been noted for your first book. The tree won't work because the item must me nonliving. The second book cover will work, but not because of the door. Doors come in boxes, but the wall works. So enjoy.


message 47: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments Could you verify the fantasy genre for Sourcery please? I don't really expect it to drop off, but. Well.


message 48: by Terri FL (new)

Terri FL (territhemuse) | 527 comments Sorry, I think I'm either missing something or just a bit dense, but, I see "Book 1:" mentioned with 5 options, but, I don't see "Book 2" or "Book 3" written anywhere. Am I missing something, or are those 5 options for all 3 books (which is what I'm assuming)? Below is what I'm seeing with the details edited out for easier reading.

"Book 1:
Option 1: Read a book that does NOT contain the letters B - O - X in the title or subtitle.

Option 2: .....So read a book with a main page genre of Fantasy. The genre can be standalone or embedded.

Option 3: Read a book with an inanimate, non-living, object on the cover that does NOT come in a box. ...

Option 4: ...For this option, read a book with Science as a main page genre, and it can be embedded.

Option 5:...Read a book where all of the author’s initials (including any middle initials) can be found in SCIENCE FICTION."


message 49: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7693 comments Terri FL wrote: "Sorry, I think I'm either missing something or just a bit dense, but, I see "Book 1:" mentioned with 5 options, but, I don't see "Book 2" or "Book 3" written anywhere. Am I missing something, or ar..."

that is probably a typo - because in the instructions is says - Choose three different options and read one book for each.


message 50: by SRC Moderator (new)

SRC Moderator | 4932 comments Mod
Just a typo, fixed now.


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