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25.2 - Nick KY’s Task: This Summer’s Theme, more or less

For this task, read books from two different options dealing (somewhat) with this season, its theme, and its group reads categories. If the option requires a genre, it may be alone or imbedded.

REQUIRED: State which Options you choose.

Option A. Other Theaters. Since many theatrical arenas and stages now only stand in ruins, and since a medical operating room was originally called a “theater,” read a nonfiction book which meets SRC guidelines which has at least one of the following mainpage GR genres:

“Medicine”
“Health”
“History”
“Archaeology.”

Option B. More Summer Refreshment. Read a book with a beverage in a drinking glass, cup or mug on its cover. We must see the beverage, steam rising from it, or a foam on top to insure that the liquid is there. Open bottles with the beverage visible will work, but not unopened ones."

Some examples that work: The Espressologist by Kristina Springer , The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens , If the River Was Whiskey by T.C. Boyle , Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mystery, #3) by Cleo Coyle .

REQUIRED: Include the cover in your post.

Option C. The Present reflects the Past. My first challenge with the SRC was the Spring of 2011. Reflecting to that past challenge, I find that the Group Reads categories were amazingly similar to this challenge’s Group Reads Categories. They were:

“Love Stories”
“Biography, Autobiography, Memoir”
“Science Fiction.”

So for this option you may go back and read a winner or nominee from the Spring 2011 Group Reads. You may read any single entry in a series which has one book listed.

The links above will take you to the poll results for each category.

REQUIRED: State the category. If you are reading a book in a series and that specific book is not on the list, specify the book of that series that was on the list.

Option D. Summer at the Gulf. Many U.S. citizens head for the Gulf of Mexico for a summer vacation. Read a book with at least three words in the title, the first letter of each word beginning with a letter from:

THE GULF OF MEXICO.

Letters may be used only as often as they appear in the target phrase. Subtitles may be ignored.


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message 6: by Bea (last edited May 30, 2018 06:45AM) (new)

Bea | 4260 comments For option A: Come, Tell Me How You Live

For option D: Long Time Gone


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Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Bea wrote: "For option A: Come, Tell Me How You Live

For option D: Long Time Gone"


For Option A, Come, Tell Me How You Live is confirmed as "History" and "Archaeology."

Option D choices do not need official confirmations as long as every word in the title begins with a letter in the target phrase, and the title is at least 3 words. (That should not change as the season progresses.) But your Option D choice is a good one!


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Nick (doily) | 2688 comments I will add my own confirmation, so that I do not get blasted with one of the genres being taken away later.

People of Chaco: A Canyon and Its Culture is confirmed for "History" and "Archaeology."


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Emily | 722 comments Checking on a book for Option A:

Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science

It currently has "History" as a MPG, so it should work. But in case it didn't, I was also wondering if a genre of "Medical" worked for "Medicine".


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Christine | 767 comments Could you please verify Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow for MPG "History"? Thanks!


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Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Boston kate and Christine. Both of your selections are verified for "History."

Boston Kate, I'll check on that "Medical" thing -- but I think the mods like to have things as simple as possible.


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Christine US (christineus) | 572 comments Is it possible someone could post a link to the Spring 2011 group reads? perhaps in the task description itself?
I am having some issues finding it.


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Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Christine US wrote: "Is it possible someone could post a link to the Spring 2011 group reads? perhaps in the task description itself?
I am having some issues finding it."


The link to the nominations are to the polls. You get there by clicking on the categories under Option C.. The mods have wondrously set this up for us. Aren't they great?

If those links do not work for you, let me know.


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Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Nick wrote: "Boston kate and Christine. Both of your selections are verified for "History."

Boston Kate, I'll check on that "Medical" thing -- but I think the mods like to have things as simple as possible."


In poking around, I find that most books which have "Medical" and not "Medicine" also have "Health" listed as a genre. This is not true in every case, but I do not think it is worth overburdening the mods with things to watch out for. So I am going to say that "Medical" does not work as a GR genre for Opt. A unless it has "Health" or "Medicine" embedded. Only:

"Medicine"
"Health"
"History"
"Archaeology" will work.

The book must be nonfiction, but the above genres may be embedded, such as "Science>Medicine" or "Medical>Health."


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Coralie | 2233 comments Could I have Beloved Land verified for history please?


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Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Coralie wrote: "Could I have Beloved Land verified for history please?"

Done.

The version you linked to has no p nos. But a different edition does. A librarian could correct this for you.


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Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Hi can you verify this book for option B

Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst


message 20: by Nick (last edited Jun 01, 2018 06:03AM) (new)

Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Ashlea wrote: "Hi can you verify this book for option B

Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst"


Because this bottle takes the form of a drinking glass, with the straw in it and the beverage clearly visible, I think it works. The mods might have something different to say, or I might have to reword before finalizing the task. But I do not want to get into OKing unopened bottles of wine, beer, or soda, so this has to be careful. I think for now, it's a go.


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Bianca Rose (biancarose) | 249 comments Can you please verify The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art for Archeology as it is close to the bottom of the MPG list.

Thanks! :)


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KSMary | 859 comments I'd like to use Whiskey Sour (Jack Daniels Mystery, #1) by J.A. Konrath for Opt B and Same Kind of Different as Me A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall for Opt C - finalist in “Biography, Autobiography, Memoir”


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Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Bianca wrote: "Can you please verify The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art for Archeology as it is close to the bottom of the MPG list.

Thanks! :)"


Verified!


message 24: by Nick (last edited Jun 07, 2018 06:32AM) (new)

Nick (doily) | 2688 comments KSMary wrote: "I'd like to use Whiskey Sour (Jack Daniels Mystery, #1) by J.A. Konrath for Opt B and [bookcover:Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Togethe..."


Whiskey Sour is good for B.

Same kind of Different as Me is on the list for C.

You are good to go.


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Shanna_redwind | 655 comments Would North American History or American History count in History, or does it have to be the exact Genre?


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Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Shanna_redwind wrote: "Would North American History or American History count in History, or does it have to be the exact Genre?"

Thanks for the question. In the first paragraph of the task I include the explanation:

"If the option requires a genre, it may be alone or imbedded."

This means that "History" can be imbedded in a larger phrase, such as "American History" as well as in subdivisions such as "WW II > History."


message 27: by Shanna_redwind (new)

Shanna_redwind | 655 comments Ok thank you. I didn't realize that embedded also meant something like "American History" I had thought it just meant the subdivisions. Thanks for clarifying that point.


message 28: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7920 comments nick i'm going to guess no...but would a beverage in a carafe count?

Sweet Tea and Sympathy (Southern Eclectic, #1) by Molly Harper


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Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Dee wrote: "nick i'm going to guess no...but would a beverage in a carafe count?

Sweet Tea and Sympathy (Southern Eclectic, #1) by Molly Harper"


Your guess is correct. It's not really a "drinking glass." I do not want to get into O.K.ing bottles or other containers which are not open for drinking.

Thanks for the question though.


message 30: by Cait S (new)

Cait S | 779 comments Hi! Could I have you verify Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance for History, please? Thank you!


message 31: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Cait S wrote: "Hi! Could I have you verify Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance for History, please? Thank you!"

Verified!


message 32: by Anja (new)

Anja Vuković | 369 comments Is this okay for Option B? Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1) by Kristen Ashley


message 33: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Anja wrote: "Is this okay for Option B? Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1) by Kristen Ashley"

Yes!


message 35: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 2688 comments Shanna_redwind wrote: "Please verify Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis for health"

Verified.


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