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message 1: by Sharon (last edited Nov 27, 2018 07:14AM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments General Progress Report

Books read: 52
Badges claimed: 1

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message 2: by Sharon (last edited Oct 02, 2018 06:41PM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Aries, Taurus, Gemini planning

ARIES
Month - March
March
*The Ruin

Symbol - Ram
Read a book where a truck is on the cover, or the protagonist drives a truck.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
The Orphan Daughter

Element - Fire
Read a book where 70% of the cover is red.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Zodiac - Falcon
Read a book set primarily in Iraq, Syria, or Turkey.
A Strangeness in My Mind
The Map of Salt and Stars

Stone - Opal
Read a book set between 1750 and 1850.
The Charterhouse of Parma
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Invention of Wings

Superhero - Ares
Read a book shelved as mythology, or has the word “God” in the title. Plurals are accepted.
Norse Mythology

Actor - Tim Curry
The Count of Monte Cristo same author as Curry film The Three Musketeers
Ian McEwen author of The Ploughman's Lunch

TAURUS
Month - April
The Cruelest Month

Symbol - Bull
Read a book from this list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1..., OR where “western” is listed on the main book page as a main genre. In your personal thread report, list the page number where the book is found if it was selected from the list.
True Grit

Element - Earth
Read a book where 70% of the cover is black.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Zodiac - Beaver
Read a book where the majority of it is set in Canada, or written by a Canadian author.
A Fatal Grace
The Cruelest Month
A Rule Against Murder
The Brutal Telling
Bury Your Dead

Stone - Jasper
Read a book where illness (mental, emotional or physical) is a major theme.
Tangerine
The Woman in the Window
The House of Broken Angels

Superhero - Rhino
Read a book with Villain in the title. Series titles are included for this task.

Actor - Audrey Hepburn
Capote or Tolstoy or Sidney Sheldon

GEMINI
Month - May
Himself

Symbol - Twins
Read a book that has more than one title. For example, we recently read The Warded Man/The Painted Man. In your personal thread report, link both titles with the edition you read linked first.
The Perfect NannyLullaby
A Fatal GraceDead Cold
A Rule Against MurderThe Murder Stone
The Children ReturnChildren of War

Element - Air
Read a book where 70% of the cover is white.
History of Wolves
French Exit by Patrick deWitt

Zodiac - Deer
Read a book where the majority of it is set in Scotland, or written by a Scottish author.
*Queens' Play
*The Lost Queen
The Disorderly Knights

Stone - Agate
Read a book with a face in profile on the cover. An actual cameo on the cover will be accepted.
The Glass Castle
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle
Old Filth
Midwinter Break A Novel by Bernard MacLaverty

Superhero - Copycat
Read a book from the dystopian genre, or set in the future. The word “Dystopian” needs to be listed as a genre on the main book page.
The Power

Actor - Johnny Depp
Hunter Thompson, Roald Dahl, Joanne Harris, Stephen King (secret window)
Mr. Mercedes
*Finders Keepers


message 3: by Sharon (last edited Nov 27, 2018 07:13AM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Cancer, Leo, Virgo planning

CANCER
Month - June
A Rule Against Murder

Symbol - Crab
These are the names of common crab varieties: Coconut, Hermit, Horseshoe, King, Japanese Spider, Dungeness, Rock, Snow, Blue, or Fiddler Crab. Read a book with any of those words (other than “crab”) in the title.
A Hologram for the King
Devil in a Blue Dress
The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People

Element - Water
Read a book where 70% of the cover is blue.
Eternal Life
A Fatal Grace

Zodiac - Woodpecker
Read a book set primarily in a South American country, or by a South American author.
The Book of Emma Reyes: A Memoir

Stone - Rose quartz
Read a book with a rose(s) on the cover, or the cover is 75% pink in colour.
The Perfect Mother
The Keeper of Lost Things

Superhero - Sandman
Read a book in the horror genre. The word “Horror” needs to be listed on the main book page.
*Finders Keepers

Actor - Meryl Streep
*In the Midst of Winter or other Isabel Allende
The Giver
The Magus

LEO
Month - July
The Perfect Mother

Symbol - Lion
Read a book that is set entirely in Africa.

Element - Fire
Read a book with a significant amount of fire on the cover.
The Book of Phoenix

Zodiac - Salmon
Read a book that is set in the Pacific Northwest Canada or United States.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Stone - Carnelian
Read a book set in Ancient Egypt.

Superhero - Kraven the Hunter
Read a book where the main character is over 60 years old.
*In the Midst of Winter
The House of Broken Angels

Actor - Sean Penn
The Razor's Edge from Up at the Villa. Anita Shreve and Robert Penn Warren would also work for authors

VIRGO
Month - August
The Long Way Home

Symbol - Maiden
Read a book where the protagonist is a girl or young woman under the age of 20 and is unmarried.
A Wrinkle in Time

Element - Earth
Read a book with an Earth-like planet on the cover.
Children of Time

Zodiac - Bear
Read a book where the majority of it is set in Russia, or written by a Russian author.
The Idiot

Stone - Amethyst
Read a book where the main character is a king, queen, prince, or princess.
The Secret Chord
The Lost Queen

Superhero - Rogue
Read a book with bird(s) on the cover OR the word “Raven” is in the title. Plurals are accepted.
* The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
The Raven Boys

Actor - Anne Meara
Rosemary's Baby or other Ira Levin


message 4: by Sharon (last edited Nov 27, 2018 07:09AM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Libra, Scorpio, Sagitarrius planning

LIBRA
Month - September
The Brutal Telling

Symbol - Scales
Read a legal thriller using this Genre page as a tool https://www.goodreads.com/genres/lega.... Explain how your book fits this genre.
The Lincoln Lawyer The main character is a lawyer and the story is full of courtroom scenes, investigations, and danger.

Element - Air
Read a book with a significant amount of clouds on the cover.
Cloud Atlas
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson
Red, White, Blue by Lea Carpenter

Zodiac - Raven
Read a book that is set primarily in New Zealand or is written by a New Zealand author.

Stone - Azurite
Read a book set in the Renaissance period from 1400 – 1700.
Queens' Play
The Disorderly Knights

Superhero - Judge Dredd
Read a book set between 1977 and 2000.
Little Fires Everywhere

Actor - Viggo Mortensen
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Road
The Portrait of a Lady


SCORPIO
Month - October

Symbol - Scorpion
Read a book that has “Poison” in the title (may be imbedded in other words like poisoner, poisonwood, poisoning), OR contains the name of a poison (arsenic, oleander, etc) in the title, OR has a bottle of poison on the cover. If using a name of a poison, please provide link to definition that it is a poison in your personal thread report.

Element - Water
Read a book with a significant amount of water on the cover.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
* The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) by Dervla McTiernan
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
* The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10) by Louise Penny
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Zodiac - Snake
Read a book where the majority of it is set in Australia, or written by an Australian author.
*The Ruin

# Stone - Copper
Read a book with a metal weapon or tool on the cover.
The Resistance Man (Bruno, Chief of Police #6) by Martin Walker

Superhero - Anti-Venom
Read a book that is a stand-alone book in the Science Fiction genre. The genre must show on the main book page.
Future Home of the Living God
Never Let Me Go

Actor - Jodie Foster
John Irving
Mark Twain
Simone de Beauvoir
Cosmos


SAGITTARIUS
Month - November
The Woman in the Window

Symbol - Archer
Read a book that is written by a Native American author or about Native American culture.
Future Home of the Living God

Element - Fire
Read a book with “Fire” in the title. Exact word.
City on Fire

Zodiac - Owl
Read a book where the majority of it is set in Greece or Crete, or written by a Greek author.
The Magus

Stone - Obsidian
Read a book set in Hawaii.

Superhero - Hawkeye
Read a new release in 2018, never previously published.
Tangerine
The Perfect Mother
Paris by the Bookwill have lots of these

Actor - Ralph Fiennes
Anil's Ghost or other Michael Ondaatje
The Quiet American or other Graham Greene
Charles Dickens


message 5: by Sharon (last edited Oct 23, 2018 07:19PM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces planning

CAPRICORN
Month - December
Tenth of December
A Fatal Grace

Symbol - Goat
Read a book that is shelved as Scandinavian Literature using this genre page as a tool: https://www.goodreads.com/genres/scan.... Explain how your book fits this genre.
The History of Bees

Element - Earth
Read a book with “Earth” in the title. Exact word.

Zodiac - Snow goose
Concentrated areas appear to be Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. Migrate like the birds and read a book set primarily in one of those areas.

Stone - Quartz
Read a time-travel book. The words “Time Travel” must be on the main book page as a genre.

Superhero - Cannonball
Read a book about the American Civil War, or about the Napoleonic War.

Actor - Sissy Spacek
Stephen King
Mr. Mercedes
*Finders Keepers


AQUARIUS
Month - January
*In the Midst of Winter
*The Flicker of Old Dreams
Midwinter Break: A Novel

Symbol - Water-bearer
Read a book that has an urn, jug, or other vessel used for holding water. (Glasses, cups, mugs are accepted).
A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Element - Air
Read a book with “Air” in the title. Exact word.
The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories or When Breath Becomes Air

Zodiac - Otter
Read a book set primarily in Switzerland or the Netherlands, or by Swiss or Dutch authors.
Imperium
The Miniaturist

Stone - Turquoise
Read a book where the main theme is magic.

Superhero - Aquaman
Read a book with Atlantis or Poseidon in the title.

Actor - John Hurt
Watership Down


PISCES
Month - February
Lincoln in the Bardo

Symbol - Fish
Read a book set near or on a lake or river, OR the words Lake or River are in the title, or is the author’s name. If going for title or author, the words must be exact. Plurals will be accepted.
History of Wolves also white cover but will likely have more of those

Element - Water
Read a book with “Water” in the title. Exact word.
Eternal on the Water or The Water Museum or The North Water

Zodiac - Wolf
Read a book set primarily in Alberta, Montana, Idaho, or Wyoming.
The Flicker of Old Dreams

Stone - Jade
Read a book set in China.
River of Smoke

Superhero - Siren
Other similar spirits are, banshee, harpy, kelpie, mermaid, nymph, and rusalka (had to add it in). Read a book with “siren” or one of the alternate names in the title.
The Mermaid Chair

Actor - Glenn Close
In the Midst of WinterIsabel Allende
Agatha Christie (Crooked House)
Meg Wolitzer (The Wife)
Ira Levin (Stepford Wives)
John Irving (World According to Garp)


message 6: by Sharon (last edited Mar 08, 2018 02:57PM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Reserved for Badge 1 reporting

1. Aries, Element: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
2. Taurus, Stone: Tangerine
3. Gemini, Superhero: The Power
4. Cancer, Element: Eternal Life by Dara Horn
5. Leo, Month: The Perfect Mother
6. Virgo, Symbol: A Wrinkle in Time
7. Libra, Superhero: Little Fires Everywhere
8. Scorpio, Stone: The Resistance Man (Bruno, Chief of Police #6) by Martin Walker
9. Sagittarius, Superhero: Paris by the Book
10. Capricorn, Month: A Fatal Grace
11. Aquarius, Symbol: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
12. Pisces, Month: Lincoln in the Bardo


message 7: by Sharon (last edited Oct 02, 2018 06:38PM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Badge 2 reporting

1. Aries, Symbol: The Orphan Daughter
2. Taurus, Month: The Cruelest Month
3. Gemini, Month: Himself
4. Cancer, Stone: The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
5. Leo, Superhero: The House of Broken Angels
6. Virgo, Superhero: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
7. Libra, Symbol: The Lincoln Lawyer
8. Scorpio, Superhero: Never Let Me Go
9. Sagittarius, Month: The Woman in the Window
10. Capricorn, Symbol: The History of Bees
11. Aquarius, Zodiac: Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas
12. Pisces, Superhero: The Mermaid Chair

1. Aries, Zodiac: The Map of Salt and Stars
2. Taurus, Element: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
3. Gemini, Element: French Exit by Patrick deWitt
4. Cancer, Actor: The Giver
5. Leo, Zodiac: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
6. Virgo, Stone: The Lost Queen
7. Libra, Month: The Brutal Telling
8. Scorpio, Element: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
9. Sagittarius, Symbol: Future Home of the Living God
10. Capricorn, Actor: Mr. Mercedes
11. Aquarius, Month: Midwinter Break: A Novel
12. Pisces, Zodiac: The Flicker of Old Dreams


message 8: by Sharon (last edited Nov 27, 2018 07:14AM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Badge 3 reporting

1. Aries, Actor: The Count of Monte Cristo
2. Taurus, Zodiac: Bury Your Dead
3. Gemini, Zodiac: The Disorderly Knights
4. Cancer, Month: A Rule Against Murder
5. Leo:
6. Virgo, Actor: Rosemary's Baby
7. Libra, Stone: Queens' Play
8. Scorpio, Element: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
9. Sagittarius:
10. Capricorn:
11. Aquarius, Actor: Watership Down
12. Pisces, Actor: In the Midst of Winter

1. Aries:
2. Taurus, Symbol: True Grit
3. Gemini, Symbol: Children of WarThe Children Return
4. Cancer, Symbol: The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
5. Leo:
6. Virgo, Month: The Long Way Home
7. Libra, Element: Red, White, Blue by Lea Carpenter
8. Scorpio:
9. Sagittarius:
10. Capricorn:
11. Aquarius:
12. Pisces:


message 9: by Sharon (last edited Feb 05, 2018 02:58PM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Badge 4 reporting

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5. Leo:
6. Virgo:
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8. Scorpio:
9. Sagittarius:
10. Capricorn:
11. Aquarius:
12. Pisces:

1. Aries:
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4. Cancer:
5. Leo:
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9. Sagittarius:
10. Capricorn:
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12. Pisces:


message 10: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48853 comments You might want to link to the edition you are reading, especially when there's a cover requirement. For example, you linked to an orange cover for The Power. If that's the edition you intend on reading, the book won't work for the task.

It's nice to see you're going to join in on the fun, Sharon.


message 11: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 1, Book 1
Task: Taurus, Stone
Tangerine
Main character has an unspecified mental illness (book is set in 1950s), which today might be PTSD or severe anxiety.


message 12: by Sharon (last edited Feb 05, 2018 03:13PM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 1, Book 2
Task: Gemini, Superhero
The Power
Dystopian


message 13: by Sharon (last edited Feb 06, 2018 05:39AM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 1, Book 3
Task: Cancer, Element (water)
Eternal Life
Blue cover Eternal Life by Dara Horn


message 14: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 1, Book 4
Task: Libra, Superhero
Little Fires Everywhere
Set in 1990s


message 15: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 1, Book 5
Task: Sagittarius, Superhero
Paris by the Book


message 16: by Sharon (last edited Feb 06, 2018 05:38AM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 1, Book 6
Task: Aquarius, Symbol
A History of the World in 6 Glasses A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage


message 17: by Sharon (last edited Feb 05, 2018 03:22PM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 1, Book 7
Task: Pisces, Month
Lincoln in the Bardo
Set on February 25, 1863


message 18: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10137 comments Wooo Hooo! You go girl!☺


message 19: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Thanks, Almeta! The toppler has prompted an effort at organization.


message 20: by Sharon (last edited Feb 05, 2018 04:06PM) (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 1, Book 8
Task: Leo, Month
The Perfect Mother
Nearly all action is set in July


message 21: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48853 comments Sharon wrote: "Completed

Badge 1, Book 3
Task: Cancer, Element (water)
Eternal Life
Blue cover"


You need to show the cover in your post. Please amend.


message 22: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48853 comments Sharon wrote: "Completed

Badge 1, Book 6
Task: Aquarius, Symbol
A History of the World in 6 Glasses"


Need the cover showing in your post.


message 23: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Amended to show covers


message 24: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48853 comments Thanks Sharon.


message 25: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 1, Book 9
Task: Virgo, Symbol
A Wrinkle in Time


message 26: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 1, Book 10
Task: Scorpio, Stone
The Resistance Man (Bruno, Chief of Police #6) by Martin Walker


message 27: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 1, Book 11
Task: Capricorn, Month
A Fatal Grace

Murder happens on Boxing Day and is solved before the end of the year.


message 28: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48853 comments Just one book to go! That's super. :)


message 29: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments And here it is!!

Completed

Badge 1, Book 12
Task: Aries, Element
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


message 30: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 2196 comments Way to go Sharon!


message 31: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20012 comments Yay, Sharon! Congratulations on finishing for Badge 1. Are you going to go for another?


message 32: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48853 comments Awesome! Congratulations. :)


message 33: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17080 comments Woohoo!


message 34: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Thanks, y'all! Yes, Cherie, I'm hoping to read all 84. It may be overly ambitious, but must set goals!


message 35: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments 24 incoming
Completed

Badge 2, Book 1
Task: Aries, Symbol
The Orphan Daughter
main character is a farmer and drives a truck


message 36: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 2
Task: Taurus, Month
The Cruelest Month


message 37: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 3
Task: Gemini, Month
Himself


message 38: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 4
Task: Cancer, Stone
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan


message 39: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 5
Task: Leo, Superhero
The House of Broken Angels


message 40: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 6
Task: Virgo, Superhero
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater


message 41: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 7
Task: Libra, Symbol
The Lincoln Lawyer


message 42: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 8
Task: Scorpio, Superhero
Never Let Me Go


message 43: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 9
Task: Sagittarius, Month
The Woman in the Window


message 44: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 10
Task: Capricorn, Symbol
The History of Bees


message 45: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 11
Task: Aquarius, Zodiac
Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas


message 46: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 12
Task: Pisces, Superhero
The Mermaid Chair


message 47: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 13
Task: Aries, Zodiac
The Map of Salt and Stars


message 48: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 14
Task: Taurus, Element
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins


message 49: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 15
Task: Gemini, Element
French Exit by Patrick deWitt


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Sharon (alynor) | 298 comments Completed

Badge 2, Book 16
Task: Cancer, Actor
The Giver


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