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message 1: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1849 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)


message 2: by Diana S (last edited Jun 01, 2018 05:23PM) (new)

Diana S | 1849 comments Mod
Scoreboard
(updated #24)

Most Points
Tessa - 4
Amberly - 2
Linda C - 12
Diana S - 1
Amber - 1
**Bethany - 9
Marilyn - 7


Most Pages
Tessa - 1429
Amberly - 616
**Linda C - 3420
Diana S - 416
Bethany - 3839
Amber - 288
Marilyn - 2051


message 3: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 627 comments TESSA

Task 1.1 - National Blood Pressure Month
Read a book whose total page count includes TWO of these digits: 1 2 0 8 0

320 pg - The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder ✔ - 05May18

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 320p

Total points earned to date - 1
Total pages read to date - 320p



message 4: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments 1.1 National Blood Pressure Month
Doctors like it when their patients have their blood pressure at 120/80.
Read a book with 2 of the following numbers in their page count: (1,2,0,8,0)

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris: 3.5 stars 5/6/18
328 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 328

Total Points: 1
Total Pages: 328


message 5: by Diana S (last edited May 07, 2018 05:28PM) (new)

Diana S | 1849 comments Mod
1.2 Pick A Genre
(MPG - Adventure)

The Storm by Clive Cussler (5/6/18) 416 pp. ★★★★

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 416


message 6: by Linda C (last edited May 12, 2018 07:09AM) (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 771 comments Task 2.4 (Tessa's task) I love Musicals!

1. My favorite musical is The Fantasticks
Read a book by an author whose first AND last initials are in FANTASTICKS
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) – Ilona Andrews (5 stars) 5/5/18 [357]
2. Things That Go Ding! Part of production is musicians playing music for a silent film-the book is centered on making a silent film
Her Leading Man (The Dream Maker, #4) – Alice Duncan (4 stars) 5/11/18 [350]

Points this task: 2
Pages this task: 707

Total Points: 2
Total Pages: 707



message 7: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 627 comments TESSA

Task 1.2 Pick a Genre - ADVENTURE

Origin ✔ - 10May18

(*NOTE: Well "adventure" was on the main page when I picked it, but now it's slipped off. 140 people have shelved it as adventure, however.)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 461 p

Total points earned - 2
Total pages read - 781 pg



message 8: by Amberly (new)

Amberly (introverted22) | 148 comments 1.3 National Photograph Month
Read a book who has a character that is a photographer or there are photographs (at less 2) in the text of the book (cover or inter-sleeve do not count).

Dodging and Burning by John Copenhaver: 5/13/18 - 5 stars

Character Jay is a photographer for fun but also while he was in WWII.

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 288

Total Points: 2
Total Pages: 616


message 9: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 771 comments Task 1.5 National Hamburger Month
Read a book set in the 1950's or 1960's (list year).

Desperate Characters – Paula Fox (2 stars) 5/16/18 [156] – just says late 60s

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 156

Total Points: 3
Total Pages: 863



message 10: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 771 comments Task 1.6 Older American Month
Read a book with a MC that is 65 years or older (list age).

A Discovery of WitchesA Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) – Deborah Harkness (4 stars) 5/18/18 [579] – Matthew is over 500 years old

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 579

Total Points: 4
Total Pages: 1442



message 11: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 497 comments 2.1 Surprise Me
Read two books

Thanks, Tessa, for the picks!

I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai--5/19/2018--327 pages

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles--5/59/18--462 pages

Points this task - 2
Pages this task -789

Total points - 2
Total pages - 789


message 12: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 771 comments Task 1.1 National Blood Pressure Month

Read a book with 2 of the following numbers in their page count: (1,2,0,8,0)

Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) – Patricia Briggs (5 stars) 5/20/18 2009 [286]

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 286

Total Points: 5
Total Pages: 1728


message 13: by Bethany (last edited May 21, 2018 01:47AM) (new)

Bethany | 338 comments 1.7 (Bethany's task) Wear Red for Ed
The Black Angel (Charlie Parker, #5) by John Connolly by John Connolly 5/20/18

Points: 1
Pages: 576


message 14: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 338 comments 2.5 (Bethany's task) Honeymoon time!
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami 925 pgs
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler 448 pgs
Finished both 5/21

Points: 2
Pages: 1373

Total points: 3
Total pages: 1949


message 15: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 497 comments 1.1 National Blood Pressure Month
Read a book with 2 of the following numbers in their page count: (1,2,0,8,0)

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid - 5/21/18 - 231 pages

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1.3 National Photograph Month
Read a book who has a character that is a photographer or there are photographs (at less 2) in the text of the book (cover or inter-sleeve do not count).

The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth--chock full of historical photographs--5/2/18--321 pages

Points these tasks: 2
Pages these tasks: 552

Total points: 4
Total pages: 1341


message 16: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 497 comments 2.4 (Tessa's task) I love Musicals!
Read Two Books

1. My favorite musical is The Fantasticks
Read a book by an author whose first AND last initials are in FANTASTICKS

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd--5/17/18--384 pages

2. Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee recently announced the 2018-2019 season line-up:
Kiss Me Kate --Here If You Need Me: A True Story by Kate Braestrup--kind of a stretch, but the author's name is Kate! --5/8/18 -- 224 pages

Points this task: 2
Pages this task: 608 pages

Total points: 6
Total pages: 1949


message 17: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 543 comments 1.1 National Blood Pressure Month
Doctors like it when their patients have their blood pressure at 120/80.
Read a book with 2 of the following numbers in their page count: (1,2,0,8,0)
ex. 250, 185, 400, etc....

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore 05.11.18

Task points 1
Task pages 288


message 18: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 771 comments Task 1.3 National Photograph Month
Read a book who has a character that is a photographer.

Royally Seduced (A Real Prince, #2) – Marie Donovan (2 stars) 5/25/18 [224] – MC is blogger who photographs for her site

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 224

Total Points: 6
Total Pages: 1952


message 19: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 771 comments Task 5.1 What's growing in your garden?

S - Sarah Graves - Unhinged (Home Repair is Homicide, #6) (4 stars) 5/21/18 [368]
A - Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came (Agatha Raisin, #12) – M. C. Beaton (3 stars) 5/22/18 [213]
L - Liz Barrett - Pizza, A Slice of American History: Sample Chapter (3 stars) 5/7/18 [176]
A - Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin mystery, #1) – M. C. Beaton (4 stars) 5/21/18 [192]
D - Donna Ball - Night Flight (5 stars) 5/14/18 [177]

Points this task: 5
Pages this task: 1126

Total Points: 11
Total Pages: 3078


message 20: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 338 comments 2.3 (Linda C's task) Space Day and Star Wars Day (May 4)
Read Two Books
1. Read a book set in Space (at least 50%) OR about space in some way
The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke 5/26 (352 pgs)
The plot centers on building an elevator into space (connecting to a satellite to facilitate space exploration and travel).

2. Read a book having author initials (first and last name) in STAR WARS DAY
Morvern Callar by Alan Warner 5/12 (242 pgs)

2.4 (Tessa's task) I love Musicals!
1. My favorite musical is The Fantasticks
Read a book by an author whose first AND last initials are in FANTASTICKS
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini 5/15 (224 pgs)

2. Skylight Music Theatre
Hairspray
Kiss Me Kate
Dietland by Sarai Walker 5/27 (320 pgs)
This connection is more thematic. Kiss Me Kate is based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, which can be read as a story about control of difficult women. Dietland explores the idea of dieting and beauty fads being a form of control that society puts (mainly) on women, then calls for social change (though the change in the book is quite radical, in line with Naomi Alderman's The Power). Hairspray is also, at heart, a play about social change and embracing who you are. This book fits in with both plays. It was also a very fun read!

Points: 4
Pages: 1138

Total points: 7
Total pages: 3087


message 21: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 627 comments TESSA

Task 1.3 National Photography Month
Main character is a photographer
Little Fires Everywhere ✔ - 17May18 - 338 p

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 338

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Task 1.6 Older Americans Month
Main character, Hung, is about 80 in
The Beauty of Humanity Movement ✔ - 23May18 - 310 pg

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 310 pg

Total points earned to date: 4
Total pages read to date: 1429 pg



message 22: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 771 comments Task 1.7 (Bethany's task) Wear Red for Ed

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9) by Ilona Andrews Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9) – Ilona Andrews (5 stars) 5/28/18 [342]

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 342

Total Points: 12
Total Pages: 3420


message 23: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 497 comments 1.2 (Diana S task) Pick A Genre
Read a book with Adventure listed in its main page genre.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London--5/30/18--102 pages

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 102

Total points - 7
Total pages - 2051


message 24: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 338 comments Well, wasn't able to finish my SALAD, so I'll see what I can get:
1.3 National Photograph Month
Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History by Bill Schutt 5/6 (296 pgs)

1.6 Older Americans Month
The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker 5/28 (456 pgs)
A main character, Harvey, is typically described as an "old man," with no specific age, but he was also referred to as an octogenarian.

Points: 2
Pages: 752

Total points: 9
Total pages: 3839


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