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message 1: by SRC Moderator (last edited Nov 30, 2017 09:05PM) (new)

SRC Moderator | 2334 comments Mod
The Winter 2017 challenge will begin at 00:00, ET December 1, 2017, and end at midnight, 24:00, ET, February 28, 2018.

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 SRC Moderator (new)

SRC Moderator | 2334 comments Mod
And the Winter 2017-2018 Challenge begins!


message 3: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 411 comments Completion Post

Readerboard Name: JamminJenny

Task 10.6 - Who's Up for a Challenge?
Rebel of the Sands read 12/1, 4 stars - used in Game Night group Monopoly Challenge

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1
BB tickets: 0
GO tickets: 0



message 4: by Bryony (new)

Bryony (Bryony46) | 362 comments 5.7 - Power Pets

Read a book with a number of pages* that includes at least 2 different digits from 1235.

I read Lemon Meringue Pie Murder.

I read an ebook. The top PB edition (there is no MMPB) is 352 pages.

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


message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (bookwrm526) | 662 comments Bookwrm526

Task #15.5 - New Beginnings
Read a book by a new-to-you author. I read IQ by Joe Ide, who I have never read before.

Points this post: 15
Total points so far: 15


message 6: by Susan (new)

Susan | 574 comments 10.10 - Goin' on a Safari
Read a book with the main page genre "Travel." The genre may be stand alone or embedded.

I read From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death.

Task points:10
Total Challenge Points:10


message 7: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 331 comments VAL TX

15.3 - Hot or Cold? - Option 2 - Read one book whose title/subtitle contains both words from an opposite word pair on the list. (upstairs / downstairs)
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" by Margaret Powell


This post:
Points - 15

Total:
Points - 15


message 8: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 221 comments Stephanie127

5.4 - Best Laid Plans:Read a book that fits one of the Fall 2017 5, 10 or 15 point tasks.
Using post 5.5: Read a book with the number of pages as listed on Goodreads that includes the number 0, 1 or 9.

Electric Arches with 94 pages. Using this as my 80-99 page 5 point task.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5/1055

Tasks completed: 1/59
Books read: 1


message 9: by Chandni (new)

Chandni (decembersdream) | 309 comments CHANDNI

15.4 - Endangered Animals
Option 2 - read one book that satisfies both of the option 1 criteria.

Reluctantly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
IL: UG - BL: 5.0 - AR Pts: 6.0

Author initials in Northern Sportive Lemur - P,R in Sportive & N in Northern

Title initials in Amur Leopard - R, A in Amur

[POINTS]
This Post: 15
Total Points: 15
Books Read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1


message 10: by Anja (new)

Anja Vuković | 222 comments Anja

10.4 - It's a Llama, Mama
Read a book with a non-human mammal on the cover.
Leap of the Lion by Cherise Sinclair
pages approved here
Leap of the Lion (The Wild Hunt Legacy, #4) by Cherise Sinclair (cougar)

POINTS:
Points This Post: 10
Points Total: 10
Big Books: 500() 750() 1000()
Golden Oldies: 0
Tasks Completed: 1


message 11: by Nicola (new)

Nicola Tyson | 215 comments Readerboard Name: Nicola T

25.1 - Dakimel’s Task – Hurricane Recovery
"Sequential Art", "Comics", "Comic Book", and "Manga" books are allowed for this task. I chose the following two options for this task: 1) read a book by a single author whose first and last initials are located in the phrase JUST ONE MORE and 3) Read a book where every letter in OPHELIA can be found in the title, subtitle, and/or author.

For Option 1 i read Silk, Volume 3: The Clone Conspiracy (136 pages) by Robbie Thompson jusT one moRe

For Option 2 i read Invincible, Vol. 24: The End of All Things, Part One (152 pages)
O in one, P in Part, H in The, E L and I in Invincible, A in All

Points this task: 25

Winter 17/18:
Points Overall:25
Tasks Completed:1
Books Read:2


message 12: by Louise (new)

Louise | 108 comments Completion Post
Readerboard Name: Louise

5.7 - Power Pets
Task: Read a book with a number of pages* that includes at least 2 different digits from 1235.
The Token (The Token, #1) by Marata Eros
The Token by Marata Eros
Date Read: 1/12/17
Rating: 3*
How It Fits: 156pgs

Points This Post: 5

Points Claimed: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0
Golden Oldies:
Books Read: 1


message 13: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Johnson | 260 comments Siobhan

5.8 - Animals Around Us
Read a book with a main page genre Animals.

Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction by Jules Howard

Points this post: 5

Total points: 5
Big Book Tickets: 0
Golden Oldies Tickets: 0
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1


message 14: by ~Michelle~ (new)

~Michelle~ (mlundy5) | 72 comments Michelle GA


10.5 - Best Books


Read one of the Best Books of the Month for December, January, or February of any year.

I read: No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel

Required: State the month and year when you post.
{February 2012}


Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Books posted: 1
Tasks complete: 1
Pages this post: 325
Total pages as of this post: 325

Golden Oldies: 0; Total = 0
Big Book: 0; Total = 0


message 15: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 411 comments Completion Post

Readerboard Name: JamminJenny

Task 5.1- Lassie Come Home
The Magic of Lassie
Magic and Macaroons read 12/2

Points this post: 5
Total points: 15
Books read: 2
Tasks completed: 2
BB tickets: 0
GO tickets: 0



message 16: by Sara (new)

Sara G | 371 comments Sara G

25.1 - Dakimel’s Task – Hurricane Recovery

1: Because I didn’t get to log that last book for the Summer SRC, read a book by a single author whose first and last initials are located in the phrase JUST ONE MORE. Letters may be used only as often as they appear in the target phrase.

Seven Minutes in Heaven by Eloisa James
JUST ONE MORE

2: Hurricane Harvey’s havoc was mainly in Texas. In September, Hurricane Irma hit Florida, followed by Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico. Read a book set at least 50% in one of these hard-hit American regions. REQUIRED: If the setting isn’t obvious in the Goodreads metadata, provide evidence of the setting when you claim this option.

News of the World by Paulette Jiles
This book takes place 100% in Texas. From the Goodreads description: "In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world."

Points this post: 25
Total points: 25


message 17: by Wayne (new)

Wayne | 804 comments 15.5 - New Beginnings


The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud

I have not read this author before.


Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Big Book tickets: 0
Golden Oldies tickets: 0


message 18: by Kaora (last edited Dec 02, 2017 11:04PM) (new)

Kaora (ophelja) | 609 comments Kaora

15.6 - Hoping, Wishing, Trying........

The Balanced Horse: The Aids by Feel, Not Force

Last year I started competing with my horse in a sport called Eventing which is a triathlon of Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. This year one of my goals is to compete in my FIRST recognized show with the US Eventing Association and move up to Novice level. In order to do that I need a strong relationship with my horse which is why I chose to read this book.

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Big Book tickets: 0
Golden Oldies tickets: 0


message 19: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1381 comments perletwo



5.2 - Go Wild -
Read a book set at least 50% in ONE of the zoo locations: Austria; Canada; England; Germany; Scotland; Singapore; South Africa; Switzerland; or in the USA: California, Nebraska, New York, Washington DC.



The Best Man to Die - England



10.6 - Who's Up For a Challenge? - Read a book that fits into ANOTHER Goodreads challenge group's challenge. If you don't belong to any other Goodreads challenge groups, read a book that fits into the BookRiot's 2017 Read Harder Challenge.


Uncanny X-Men Masterworks Vol. 1 (Uncanny X-Men - fills Read Harder #6, read an all-ages comic



15.4 - Endangered Animals - Option 2 - read one book that satisfies both of the option 1 criteria: read a book whose author's initials are found in the name of one of these animals.
AND read a book with a title of at least two words in which the initial letter of each word of the title can be found in the name of a different animal from the list. Subtitles may be ignored.




Hush Money (Chinese Giant Salamander) by Robert B. Parker (Ivory-Billed Woodpecker)



Points this task: 30
Total points: 030
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 03
Tasks completed: 03


message 20: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments 15.4 Endangered Animals--Option 2:

by Alice Hoffman Author initials in Western Lowland Gorilla


The Rules of Magic Title intitals in Northern Sportive Lemur

Points this task: 15
Total points: 15


message 21: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2572 comments Andy P.
Task # 5.9 - Get It Done
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Read a book that has been on your want-to-read shelf for at least a year (added on/before 11/18/16.)
Straight into Darkness by Faye Kellerman on my list since 10/26/13
Points this post:5
Total points: 5


message 22: by Brigia (new)

Brigia | 211 comments 5.1- Lassie Come Home

The Rules of Magic – “magic” in “The Magic of Lassie”
I read the kindle edition. The paperback edition has 384 pages.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5


message 23: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 411 comments Completion Post

Readerboard Name: JamminJenny

Task 5.3 - Banished!
Her Loyal SEAL read 12/2, 2 stars

Points this post: 5
Total points: 20
Books read: 3
Tasks completed: 3
BB tickets: 0
GO tickets: 0



message 24: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 640 comments 10.1 What a Zoo
Read a book with the letters Z-O-O in the title/subtitle and/or author's name.

Ever Fallen in Love by Zoë Strachan

lOve ZOe

Points this post = 10
Total points = 10

Big Book tickets = 0
Golden Oldies = 0


message 25: by Bryony (new)

Bryony (Bryony46) | 362 comments 5.6 - It's Alive!

Read a book found on this list of Best Gothic Books of All Time
Required: State the page of the list.


I read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow which appears on page one of the list.

The book was first published in 1820 so I’m requesting one Golden Oldie ticket.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2
Golden Oldies: 1
Big Books: 0


message 26: by Jammin Jenny (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 411 comments Completion Post

Readerboard Name: JamminJenny

Task 5.2 - Go Wild
A Christmas Carol read 12/2, 5 stars, set in England initially published in 1843, claiming one GO ticket I listened to audible version, the MMPB version A Christmas Carol is 160 pages

Points this post: 5
Total points: 25
Books read: 4
Tasks completed: 4
BB tickets: 0
GO tickets: 1



message 27: by Bryony (last edited Dec 17, 2017 12:55PM) (new)

Bryony (Bryony46) | 362 comments .


message 28: by Bryony (new)

Bryony (Bryony46) | 362 comments 5.2 - Go Wild

Read a book set at least 50% in ONE of the zoo locations: Austria; Canada; England; Germany; Scotland; Singapore; South Africa; Switzerland; or in the USA: California, Nebraska, New York, Washington DC.

I read A Wayne in a Manger which is set entirely in England.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 30
Tasks completed: 4
Books read: 4
Golden Oldies: 1
Big Books: 0


message 29: by Lisa M (new)

Lisa M | 59 comments Readerboard Name: Lisa NZ

10.7 - What's Your Favorite Hobby?

Read a novel (fiction) in which your favorite hobby is prominently featured.

Reading is my favourite hobby

I read Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse in which reading is prominently featured. The main character loves to read as stated in the book blurb:

But somehow she manages to find moments of grace, more often than not through the genial voice of P.G. Wodehouse, the beloved British novelist. Spanning the first half of the twentieth century, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse celebrates the power of great novels — from Austen to Chekhov — to transform, console, and teach us the value of friendship and love.


Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0


message 30: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Lemes (hoodoomends) | 135 comments hoodoomends

30.9 – Obsession (1 book with at least 500 pages)
× Option 4: a book from the 29 Books with Strong Female Protagonists list.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (524 pp)

**I'm claiming a GO ticket (1st published in 1847) and also a BB ticket (524 pp)**

✂ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Current Post
Points: 30
GO: 1
BB: 1

Total
Points: 30
GO: 1
BB: 1


message 31: by Debra (new)

Debra | 126 comments DebraJean

5.4 - Best Laid Plans

For this task, I read The Walking Dead, Vol. 06: This Sorrowful Life, which has 136 pages, fulfilling the requirements from the Fall Challenge task 5.5 (read a book with number of pages that includes a 0, 1, or 9)

Points this Post - 5
Total Points - 5
BB - 0
GO - 0


message 32: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 221 comments Stephanie127

5.7 - Power Pets: Read a book with a number of pages that includes at least 2 different digits from 1235.

The Blue Fox which has 115 pages.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 10/1055

Tasks completed: 2/59
Books read: 2


message 33: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (SFGirl) | 372 comments Skandia

10.10 - Goin' on a Safari

Read a book with the main page genre "Travel."
Minu California. Mull mullis by Ede Schank Tamkivi

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0


message 34: by Chandni (last edited Dec 02, 2017 10:32PM) (new)

Chandni (decembersdream) | 309 comments CHANDNI

15.5 - New Beginnings

Read a book by a new-to-you author.

The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale

I've never read anything by this author before.

[POINTS]
This Post: 15
Total Points: 30
Books Read: 2
Completed Tasks: 2


message 35: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (ebpnd17) | 543 comments Elizabeth P

Task 15.10 - Trash to Treasure
Book that my friend gave 1 or 2 stars that is new to me

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

My friend Jessica https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2... rated this book two stars.
This book was new to me, I didn't dislike it as much as Jessica but it wasn't my favorite.


Points this Post: 15
Total Points: 15
Total Tasks: 1
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0
Total Books: 1


message 36: by Louise (new)

Louise | 108 comments Completion Post
Readerboard Name: Louise

5.3 - Banished
Read a book with a title (subtitles should be ignored) that is exactly 3 words. Spaces determine words.
Lady of Devices (Magnificent Devices, #1) by Shelley Adina
Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina
Date Read: 2/12/17
Rating: 4*
How It Fits: Title has 3 words

Points This Post: 5

Points Claimed: 10
Tasks Completed: 2
Big Book Tickets: 0
Golden Oldies: 0
Books Read: 2


message 37: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1057 comments Post #1

5.10 - Born Free

Star-Crossed
Book is not found in ARBookFinder.
-------------------------------------------------------

10.6 - Who's Up For a Challenge?

I hope I'm linking this correctly

A Conspiracy of Faith

2017 & 2018 Reading Challenge

Serial Reader - 2017

I keep track of this challenge in the groups personal challenge board in
POST# 2
Deborah 2017 Reading I can lay claim of fulfilling one book for this series all year this far. Go Me

Points this post:15
Total Points:15
Books read:2
Tasks Done:2


message 38: by Sara (new)

Sara G | 371 comments Sara G

30.6 - TessaVanessa's Task: 25 Years and Counting

Option 1: I started working at the library on my 16th birthday as a shelver in the children’s department. It was the perfect first job for me!
Read a book with the author’s first and last initials found in SWEET SIXTEEN. You may ignore middle initials and one author in a work with multiple authors works. Letters may be used only as often as they appear in SWEET SIXTEEN.

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein
SWEET SIXTEEN

Option 2: I always love when I find a new to me author and discover that they have published multiple books.
In keeping with the number 25, read a book by an author that has 25 or more distinct works credited to them on Goodreads.

Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt
Elizabeth Hoyt has 29 distinct works listed on Goodreads, and I went through them and verified that they're really all distinct works.

Points this post: 30
Total points: 55


message 39: by Bryony (last edited Dec 17, 2017 12:56PM) (new)

Bryony (Bryony46) | 362 comments .


message 40: by Jessiebee (new)

Jessiebee | 35 comments 5.9 - Get It Done

Task: Read a book that has been on your want-to-read shelf for at least a year
Book/author: Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Date Read: 12/2/17
List used: Want to Read on Goodreads
Date added to list: 12/2/14

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Books read: 1


message 41: by Brigia (new)

Brigia | 211 comments 5.2 - Go Wild

The Upside of Unrequited – set in Washington D.C.
I read the kindle edition. The paperback edition has 336 pages.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 10


message 42: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan Johnson | 260 comments Siobhan

30.7 -Catherine T's Task: Down the Rabbit Hole

Book 1
Read a book where all the letters in the title (not subtitle) can be found in the definition:
"lolcat (NOUN) (on the Internet) a photograph of a cat accompanied by a humorous caption written typically in a misspelled and grammatically incorrect version of English."

Bec by Darren Shan

Book 2
Read a book with one of the modifiers: so / much / very / such / many in the title

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing was first published in 1598 so qualifies for one Golden Oldie Ticket

Points this post: 30

Total points: 35
Big Book Tickets: 0
Golden Oldies Tickets: 1
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 3


message 43: by Judy (new)

Judy | 623 comments JUDY

Task # 30.4 Backward Day

Book 1- Big Shot - title is B-S
pb(no mmpb): Big Shot

Book 2 - Scottish Brides - title is S-B
mmpb: Cuatro Novias

Points this post 30

Total points 30

Tasks completed 1
Books Read 1


message 44: by Bryony (new)

Bryony (Bryony46) | 362 comments 5.5 - Wonders of the Deep

Read a book written by a single author who uses a three-part name: first, middle, last. Spaces determine names. Names with initials may not be used.

I read The Little One by Lynda La Plante.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 40
Tasks completed: 6
Books read: 6
Golden Oldies: 1
Big Books: 0


message 45: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 331 comments VAL TX

10.1 - What a Zoo - Read a book with the letters Z-O-O in the title/subtitle and/or author's name.
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (Z-O-O in Zooey)


This post:
Points - 10

Total:
Points - 25


message 46: by Mhairi (last edited Dec 03, 2017 10:24AM) (new)

Mhairi | 351 comments 20.10 - Group Reads

Non-fiction: Space Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

My post is #3 on the thread.

Points this post: 20
Points in total: 20
Tasks completed: 1


message 47: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2572 comments Andy P.
Task # 5.6 - It's Alive!

Read a book found on this list of Best Gothic Books of All Time
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón by Carlos Ruiz Zafón found on page 1 # 32 on list.
Points this post: 5
Total points: 10


message 48: by Louise (new)

Louise | 201 comments Louise B

5.7 - Power Pets
A book with a total number of pages containing at least 2 digits in 1235

Rivers of London: Body Work by Ben Aaronovitch # of pages: 128

Total points: 5
Total points to date: 5


message 49: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 331 comments VAL TX

5.10 - Born Free - Read a book of your choice.
Q's Legacy: A Delightful Account of a Lifelong Love Affair with Books by Helene Hanff


This post:
Points - 5

Total:
Points - 30


message 50: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 640 comments 10.4 - It's a Llama, Mama
Read a book with a non-human mammal on the cover.

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson

Claiming Golden Oldie ticket - published 1927

Points this post = 10
Total points = 20

Big Book tickets = 0
Golden Oldies = 1


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