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message 1: by SRC Moderator (last edited Jun 04, 2018 05:53PM) (new)

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20.2 - Rookie at the Top - Ashlea's Task: A Few of my Favorite Things

Since this is my first challenge I decided to give you guys a little something about myself, so you can get to know me. So here are some of my favorite things that I enjoy in my life. More like my obsessions.

Please pick a favorite from below and read a book that fits one of the option’s requirements. Your book must have at least 200 pages. REQUIRED: Include in your post the option that you chose.
Books with the MPGs "Sequential Art", "Comics", "Comic Book", and "Manga" are allowed for this task.

1. Video Games. I love to play video games. Console games, PC games. It doesn't matter. I love gaming.

Pick an option below and read a book that meets the requirements.

A.) Read a book from one of these lists. REQUIRED: Please indicate which list you chose and on what page you found the book.
LitRPG
Video Game Novels/Trades
Books About Video Games and Virtual Reality
OR

B.) Read a book by a single author, where the author's initials can be found in the words VIDEO GAMES. Letters can only be used as many times as they appear. Middle initials can be ignored. Space determines names.

2. Zombies are a huge obsession for me, thanks to The Walking Dead. Now I will read, watch, and play anything zombie.

Pick an option below and read a book that meets the requirements.

A.) Read a book from one of these lists. REQUIRED: Please indicate which list you chose and on what page you found the book.
Zombies!
Best Zombie Books
OR

B.) Read a book with Zombie as the Goodreads main page genre- genre may be stand alone or embedded. For example Horror> zombie

3. Photography is a great hobby of mine. I have been taking photos since I was 11 years old, and portrait photography is one of my favorites. I love being able to put so much emotion and feeling into the portraits.
Portrait is defined as a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.
Pick an option below and read a book that meets the requirements.

A.) Read a book from this list
Best Portraits on Covers
REQUIRED: Please indicate the page on which you found the book.

OR

B.) Read a book with a portrait on the cover. This portrait can be male or female, but it must be a portrait. Nothing full body and nothing below the waist can be showing. It must only have one person on the cover. The full face must be present in the portrait. Parts of the face may be obscured by hair, mask, glasses, etc., but at least 50% of the face must be showing.

REQUIRED: Please post the cover when claiming the task.

Examples:
Acceptable:
Acne, Asthma, and Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon by Rena Rocford The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry

Not acceptable:
Acid by Emma Pass Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2) by Kelley Armstrong


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message 5: by Kim (new)

Kim | 694 comments Will any of these work for portraits?

The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 6 1961-1962 by Charles M. Schulz
Blood and Beauty The Borgias by Sarah Dunant
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
Life Class by Pat Barker
Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella

Thank you


message 6: by Ash (last edited Jun 04, 2018 09:06PM) (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Kim wrote: "Will any of these work for portraits?

The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 6 1961-1962 by Charles M. Schulz
Blood and Beauty The Borgias by Sarah Dunant
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
[bookcover:T..."


Shoeless Joe and The Enchanted April are the only ones that would work.


message 7: by Laura H (new)

Laura H (laurah30) | 441 comments Laurah30

Would this work? The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


message 8: by Tess (new)

Tess (tessavanessa) | 1534 comments Will this work Because I'm Watching (Virtue Falls, #3) by Christina Dodd ?


message 9: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Laura wrote: "Laurah30

Would this work? The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath"


I think so, you can still see her face even behind the bubble. I'll go with yes.


message 10: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Tess wrote: "Will this work Because I'm Watching (Virtue Falls, #3) by Christina Dodd?"

Yes ma'am!


message 11: by Margaret (last edited Jun 05, 2018 07:56AM) (new)

Margaret (igem36) | 221 comments For Option 3 (B):

Here's a tough one:

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane A Novel by Lisa See

(my dustjacket *actually* has this picture that shows her hairline, but I know we have to go by the cover Goodreads shows for our edition)

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

- and -

this is too abstract, isn't it?

Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

(fun task, btw; if these don't work, I'll go to the library or bookstore and pick a book cover that will!)


message 12: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 1531 comments I'm hoping Madame Tussaud A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran will work - if not I can find something else.


message 13: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Margaret wrote: "For Option 3 (B):

Here's a tough one:

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane A Novel by Lisa See

(my dustjacket *actually* has this picture that shows her hairline, but I know we have to go ..."


Don Quijote is too abstract. But your version of The Tea Girl is fine, it doesn't cut off but just a tiny bit at the top, so the whole face is showing.


message 14: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Sue T wrote: "I'm hoping Madame Tussaud A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran will work - if not I can find something else."

Unfortunately that shows below the waist, so it won't work. Sorry.


message 15: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 1531 comments Ashlea wrote: "Sue T wrote: "I'm hoping Madame Tussaud A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran will work - if not I can find something else."

Unfortunately that shows below the waist, so it won't ..."


No problem - thanks for the quick response


message 16: by Margaret (new)

Margaret (igem36) | 221 comments Ashlea wrote: "Margaret wrote: "For Option 3 (B):

Here's a tough one:

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane A Novel by Lisa See

(my dustjacket *actually* has this picture that shows her hairline, but I kn..."


Great; thank you!


message 17: by Pia (new)

Pia | 1073 comments Hi,
Will any of the following covers work?

Men by Marie Darrieussecq

Ilsa by Madeleine L'Engle

Thanks!


message 18: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 332 comments Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Would this work?


message 19: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Pia wrote: "Hi,
Will any of the following covers work?

Men by Marie Darrieussecq

Ilsa by Madeleine L'Engle

Thanks!"


Both will work :)


message 20: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Claire wrote: "Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Would this work?"


Yes Ma'am!


message 21: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 332 comments Ashlea wrote: "Claire wrote: "Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Would this work?"

Yes Ma'am!"


Thank you!


message 22: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16723 comments Mod
Please verify Dread Nation for Horror>Zombies.

Thanks!


message 23: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Sandy wrote: "Please verify Dread Nation for Horror>Zombies.

Thanks!"


Verified :)


message 24: by KSMary (new)

KSMary | 859 comments Would any of these work for 3B - portrait on cover:
Kabul Beauty School An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez The Red Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #3) by Philippa Gregory or Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush


message 25: by Megs (new)

Megs (medicasali) | 60 comments Does this work for 3B?
Murder at Hartigan House a cozy historical mystery by Lee Strauss


message 26: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments KSMary wrote: "Would any of these work for 3B - portrait on cover:
Kabul Beauty School An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez The Red Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #3) by Philippa Gregory or [bookcover:Spoken from the He..."


All three would work


message 27: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Meg wrote: "Does this work for 3B?
Murder at Hartigan House a cozy historical mystery by Lee Strauss"


The portrait should be the main focus. Unfortunately that doesn't work.


message 28: by Debra (new)

Debra | 126 comments Dont Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde

will this work for a portrait?


message 29: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Wayne wrote: "Can the portrait. . .
A: have writing all over it? Things You've Inherited from Your Mother by Hollie Adams
B: be a silouette? The Princess Affair by Nell Stark
C: be hazy and indistinc..."


Yes, No, Yes, No


message 30: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Debra wrote: "Dont Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde

will this work for a portrait?"


Yes


message 31: by Bea (last edited Jun 10, 2018 05:41AM) (new)

Bea | 4264 comments Would this cover work for portrait? Death's Darkest Face by Julian Symons

Or this one? Mercy by Echo Heron


message 32: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4264 comments Or maybe this one? The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier


message 33: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1802 comments Does this work for option 3 book b?

See What Can Be Done Essays, Criticism, and Commentary by Lorrie Moore


message 34: by Sally (new)

Sally (sallysimply) | 541 comments Can you confirm which of these work for a portrait cover?
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
Assata An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
Splintered (Splintered, #1) by A.G. Howard

Thank you!


message 35: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Bea wrote: "Would this cover work for portrait? Death's Darkest Face by Julian Symons

Or this one? Mercy by Echo Heron"


Mercy will work. The other will not


message 36: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Bea wrote: "Or maybe this one? The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier"

That works


message 37: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Cindie wrote: "Does this work for option 3 book b?

See What Can Be Done Essays, Criticism, and Commentary by Lorrie Moore"


Yes ma'am


message 38: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Sally wrote: "Can you confirm which of these work for a portrait cover?
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
Assata An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
Splintered (Splintered, #1) by A.G. Howard

Thank you!"


All three would work


message 39: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1802 comments Ashlea wrote: "Cindie wrote: "Does this work for option 3 book b?

See What Can Be Done Essays, Criticism, and Commentary by Lorrie Moore"

Yes ma'am"


thanks!!


message 40: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Galloway | 787 comments Will Ilona Andrews work for a single author?


message 41: by Carrie (new)

Carrie (goodreadscomkeridwynn) | 196 comments I feel a little silly asking, but I was wondering, are we reading 3 books for this challenge, with a choice of either A or B from each category--videogame, zombie, photography?

TIA!
Carrie


message 42: by Papermaker (new)

Papermaker | 146 comments Does this count as a portrait?
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager


message 43: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Cathy wrote: "Will Ilona Andrews work for a single author?"

That works


message 44: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Carrie ♠ wrote: "I feel a little silly asking, but I was wondering, are we reading 3 books for this challenge, with a choice of either A or B from each category--videogame, zombie, photography?

TIA!
Carrie"


Sorry for the confusion! It's just one book :)


message 45: by Ash (new)

Ash (essentiallyash) | 64 comments Papermaker wrote: "Does this count as a portrait?
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager"


That counts yes


message 46: by Carrie (new)

Carrie (goodreadscomkeridwynn) | 196 comments Ashlea wrote: "Carrie ♠ wrote: "I feel a little silly asking, but I was wondering, are we reading 3 books for this challenge, with a choice of either A or B from each category--videogame, zombie, photography?

TI..."


Thank you for the clarification! :D


message 47: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16723 comments Mod
Carrie ♠ wrote: "Ashlea wrote: "Carrie ♠ wrote: "I feel a little silly asking, but I was wondering, are we reading 3 books for this challenge, with a choice of either A or B from each category--videogame, zombie, p..."

Carrie, if you read the FAQs you will find a lot of information about the default rules - if something is not specified in a task, what is the rule? The standard number of books for a task is set out in the FAQs.


message 48: by Celeste (new)

Celeste (celesteryr) | 373 comments Err... I guess this is a question for the moderators rather than Ms. Ashlea. アダルトな開発室 Adult na Kaihatsushitsu is illustrated and written by Sukura Ashika, which fits in VIDEO GAMES and is 203 pages. The problem is that the author's name on GoodReads, is in Japanese: さくらあしか. https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.h... proves the author's name is the same when romanized. However I know the Moderators like to be very specific. Would this work if I have it verified on this thread? Or do I have to continue searching?


message 49: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 2168 comments Would this work for portrait?

The Characters Of Love by Susie Boyt

Thanks!


message 50: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16723 comments Mod
Celeste wrote: "Err... I guess this is a question for the moderators rather than Ms. Ashlea. アダルトな開発室 Adult na Kaihatsushitsu is illustrated and written by Sukura Ashika, which fits in VIDEO GAMES..."

We go by what's in the GR record, and none of the mods read Japanese. You may want to see if a librarian can add this information for you.


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