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message 1: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5362 comments Post your completed tasks here. In order to help us better manage our score keeping: PLEASE ONLY POST ONE BOOK PER MESSAGE.

Please use the add book/author link for the book titles. When claiming combo points, tell how the book qualifies, and provide a link if requested in the task description.

If using an outside source to qualify a book for points or combo, please be sure to post in the appropriate task thread prior to posting in this thread.

Sample RwS Post

20.3 Aged

Collected Poems, 1920-1954 by Eugenio Montale

+20 Task (1896-1981)
+ 5 Combo 10.5 (Oxford-Weidenfeld 1999)
+10 Canon
+10 LiT
+10 Not a Novel
+5 Jumbo (640 pgs)

Task Total: 60
Season Total: 430 (assuming mid-season with a previous total of 370)


message 2: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5362 comments Sample Sub-Challenge Post

15.1 Page Count

The Life of a Stupid Man by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (55 pages)
AND
Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville (64 pages)

+15 Task (55+64=119)

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 445 (assumes mid-season with a previous total of 430).


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2120 comments 15.6 Page Count
Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich
320pp

Task +15
Grand Total: 15


message 4: by Rosemary (last edited Dec 08, 2017 07:11AM) (new)

Rosemary | 2311 comments 15.8 Page Count

The House of Birds by Morgan McCarthy
(448 pages - living author)

+15 task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 15


message 5: by Denise (last edited Dec 02, 2017 10:57AM) (new)

Denise | 1193 comments 15.1 Page Count

Entropy's Bed at Midnight by Dan Simmons (60 pages)

AND

A Christmas Pageant by Donna Tartt (32 pages)

+15 Task (60+32=92)


Task total=15
Grand total=15


message 6: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1193 comments 20.9 Addiction

The Speed Queen by Stewart O'Nan (All three main characters are drug addicts.)

+20 task
+10 combo (20.1; 20.10)

Task total=30
Grand total=45


message 7: by Megan (new)

Megan (gentlyread) | 358 comments 15.1 Page Count

Keeper of Keys by Bernice L. McFadden (38 pages)
and
A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djeli Clark (41 pages)

+15 Task (38 + 41 = 79)

Task Total: 15
Season Total: 15


message 8: by Anika (last edited Dec 06, 2017 10:37PM) (new)

Anika | 1335 comments 10.6 Keep It Short

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

+10 Task
+10 Not-a-Novel
+15 Combo (10.2, 10.9, 20.2)

Task total: 35
Season total: 35


message 9: by Coralie (last edited Dec 06, 2017 09:04PM) (new)

Coralie | 1916 comments 20.3 Aged

The Public Image by Muriel Spark

+20 Task (1918-2006)
+ 25 Combo 10.9, 20.1, 20.2, 20.4, 20.6

Task Total: 45
Season Total: 45


message 10: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 1670 comments 15.1 Page count

Stone Mattress: A Story (Kindle Single) by Margaret Atwood 34 pgs

and

Wonderment in Death by J.D. Robb 90 pgs

15 task (124 pages total)
____
15

Running total: 15


message 11: by Jkmays (new)

Jkmays 15.6 Page count 300-349

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

+15 task (338)

Season Total 15


message 12: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1193 comments 15.3 Page Count

Spence and Lila by Bobbie Ann Mason (176 pages)


Task total=15
Grand total=60


message 13: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 1843 comments 15.2 Page Count
Puberty Blues by Kathy Lette & Gabrielle Carey
112 pages
YA but not shelved on BPL


+15 Task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 15



message 14: by Kathleen (itpdx) (new)

Kathleen (itpdx) (itpdx) | 1151 comments 20.9 Addicted
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

+20 task—Desmond follows 8 families that are impacted by evictions. One man, a nurse, has lost his job and license due to opioid addiction. Another man, an alcoholic, has lost both feet after passing out in sub-freezing weather
+5 combo 20.1
+ 10 not a novel
Task total 35
Season total: 35


message 15: by Kazen (new)

Kazen | 608 comments 15.6 Page Count

Jeweled by Anya Bast (320 pages)

+15 task

Task total: 15 points
Grand total: 15 points


message 16: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 1670 comments 20.5 Meta-fiction

The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

20 task
10 canon
10 combo 20.1, 20.3
___
40

Running total: 55


message 17: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1193 comments 20.3 Aged

The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates

+20 task
+15 combo (10.6; 20.1; 20.4)
+10 not-a-novel

Task total=45
Grand total=105


Don (The Book Guy) (donthelibrarian) | 835 comments 15.1 Page Count

Good Grief by Granger Westberg, 66 pgs
and
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce: A Poem by Robert Penn Warren, 64 pgs

+15 Task, 66 + 64 = 130

Task Total: 15
Grand Total: 15


message 19: by Norma (new)

Norma | 903 comments 15.7 - Page Count

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny - 373 pgs

+15 task

Task total: 15
Grand total: 15


message 20: by Norma (new)

Norma | 903 comments 15.6 - Page Count

Iris Avenue by Pamela Grandstaff - 310 pgs

+15 task

Task total: 15
Grand total: 30


message 21: by Coralie (last edited Dec 06, 2017 09:05PM) (new)

Coralie | 1916 comments 20.8 Organization

The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

+20 Task
+ 10 Combo 10.8, 20.1 (born 1972)

Task Total: 30
Season Total: 75


message 22: by Anika (last edited Dec 06, 2017 10:38PM) (new)

Anika | 1335 comments 20.10 First Person

These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 by Nancy E. Turner

+20 Task (story told in diary entries)
+15 Combo (10.3, #100 on the list; 10.9; 20.1, born 1953)

Task total: 35
Season total: 70


message 23: by Jkmays (last edited Dec 05, 2017 06:06PM) (new)

Jkmays 15.5 page count

Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome by Ty Tashiro

+15 (288 pages)

Task total: 15

Season total: 30


message 24: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 1843 comments 15.8 Page Count
Draekora (The Medoran Chronicles #3) by Lynette Noni
435 pages
YA but not shelved on BPL


+15 Task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 30



Elizabeth (Alaska) | 9976 comments 20.6 Literature Map

The Nautical Chart by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

+20 Task
+10 Combo (20.1, 20.4)
+10 Lit

Task Total = 40


message 26: by Megan (new)

Megan (gentlyread) | 358 comments 15.10 Page Count

The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson

+15 Task (549 pages)

Task Total: 15
Season Total: 30


message 27: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1193 comments 15.4 Page Count

A Prayer for the Dying by Stewart O'Nan (208 pages)


Task total=15
Grand total=120


message 28: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 1843 comments 15.5 Page Count
Pieces of Sky by Trinity Doyle
290 pages
YA but not shelved on BPL


+15 Task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 45



message 29: by Lagullande (new)

Lagullande | 888 comments 20.10 First Person (Elizabeth (Alaska))

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
YA Ass Lexile 840

+20 Task
+15 Combo (10.3 no 10 on list , 20.1 born 1948, 20.4 approved in help thread)


Points this post: 35
RwS total: 35
PC total: -
Season Total: 35


message 30: by Beth (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 887 comments 10.3 Bookclubs

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
#164 on list

+10 task
+5 combo (20.1)

Task total: 15
Grand total:15


message 31: by Rosemary (last edited Dec 08, 2017 07:10AM) (new)

Rosemary | 2311 comments 15.7 Page Count

Ever Fallen in Love by Zoë Strachan
(350 pages - living author)

+15 task

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 30


message 32: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2311 comments 10.8 Fantasy

The Swarm by Frank Schätzing

+10 task (shelved 38 times)
+10 LiT
+10 combo (10.9, 20.1)
+15 jumbo (881 pages)

Post Total: 45
Season Total: 75


message 33: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2311 comments 20.3 Aged

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson

+20 task (1895-1977)
+10 combo (10.9)

Post Total: 25
Season Total: 100


message 34: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2311 comments 20.4 Doctorate

Tracks by Louise Erdrich

+20 task (approved)
+10 combo (20.1, 20.10 approved)

Post Total: 30
Season Total: 130


message 35: by Kathleen (itpdx) (new)

Kathleen (itpdx) (itpdx) | 1151 comments 10.8 Fantasy
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

+10 task
+5 combo (20.1)
Task total: 15

Season total: 50


message 36: by Tien (last edited Dec 07, 2017 02:57PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 1843 comments 10.9 The Power of Five (Ed's Task)
Jesus Land: A Memoir by Julia Scheeres
5 letters in JULIA

+20 Task
+5 Combo (20.1 - Author born 1967; approval)
+10 Not-a-Novel

Post Total: 35
Season Total: 80

May just made the 50% setting in Dominican Republic


message 37: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 1843 comments 20.1 Lifetime
Dear Fang, With Love by Rufi Thorpe
approval

+20 Task

Post Total: 20
Season Total: 100

Set approx 80% in Lithuania


message 38: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 1670 comments 10.2 It's all relative

The Last Woman in His Life by Ellery Queen

10 task
10 combo 10.4, 10.9
_______
20

Running total: 75


message 39: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (klibrary) | 3989 comments 15.1 Page Count

The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol (65 pages), 1832
AND
The Christmas Tree and the Wedding by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (48 pages), 1848

+15 Task (65+48=113)

Post Total: 15
Season Total: 15


message 40: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1193 comments 20.4 Doctorate

Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates

YA/810 Lexile

+20 task
+10 combo (20.1; 20.3)

Task total=30
Grand total=150


message 41: by Deedee (last edited Dec 07, 2017 10:35PM) (new)

Deedee | 1631 comments Task 10.6 Keep it Short
Read a collection of short stories by a single author.

Night Shift (1978) by Stephen King

+10 Task
+10 Combo (#10.8 “fantasy”, #20.1)
+10 Not-a-Novel (short story collections)

Task Total: 10 + 10 + 10 = 30

Grand Total: 00 + 30 = 30


message 42: by Beth (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 887 comments 15.10 Living Authors

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
629 pages

Task total: 15
Grand total: 30


message 43: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 2311 comments 10.3 Listopia Reigns

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

+10 task
+ 5 combo (10.9)
+10 canon

Post Total: 25
Season Total: 155


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 9976 comments Post No 8 Anika wrote: "10.6 Keep It Short

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

+10 Task
+10 Not-a-Novel
+15 Combo (10.2, 10.9, 20.2)

Task total: 35
Seas..."


I see she was born in the UK - do you have a reference specifically in Scotland?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 9976 comments Post 30 Beth wrote: "10.3 Bookclubs

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
#164 on list

+10 task
+5 combo (20.1)

Task total: 15
Grand total:15"


I'm sorry, Beth. This is YA Fic at BPL and has a Lexile of 780. Task, but no styles.


message 46: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 1631 comments Task 10.8 Fantasy! (Cat's Task)
Read a book that has been shelved as FANTASY at least 25 times.

Note: Even though Jodi Taylor declines to give her birthdate, the fact that she is still alive & publishing, and, from her appearance in her photo on goodreads, under the age of 100 and above the age of 11, indicates that she fits task #20.1.

No Time Like the Past (The Chronicles of St Mary's #5) (2015) by Jodi Taylor

+10 Task
+05 Combo (#20.1)

Task Total: 10 + 05 = 15

Grand Total: 30 + 15 = 45


message 47: by Bea (new)

Bea | 1304 comments 15.1 Page Count

The Gold Key in the Mahogany Box by Vara Kamin

and

True Tales of the Everglades by Stuart McIver

77 + 64 = 141 pages

+15 Task

Task total = 15


message 48: by Bea (last edited Dec 08, 2017 10:02AM) (new)

Bea | 1304 comments 15.2 Page Count

Jacob's Journey: Wisdom to Find the Way, Strength to Carry on by Noah Benshea

116 pages

+ 15 Task

Task total = 15

Grand Total: 30


message 49: by Anika (new)

Anika | 1335 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Post No 8 Anika wrote: "10.6 Keep It Short

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

+10 Task
+10 Not-a-Novel
+15 Combo (10.2, 10.9, 20..."


Oops! That was supposed to be 20.1--clumsy fingers typing on my phone :-/


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 9976 comments Anika wrote: "Oops! That was supposed to be 20.1--clumsy fingers typing on my phone :-/ ."

Thanks, we'll fix it!


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