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message 1: by Diana S (last edited Sep 01, 2014 12:55AM) (new)

Diana S | 2092 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 or Title AND Author
Review (optional)
Points for this Task (optional)
Pages for this Task (optional)
Books for this Task (optional)
Total Points
Total Pages
Total Books (optional)

Total Points (updated 8/31/14)
Tessa - 10
Linda C - 10
Mickslibrarian - 8
Diana - 5
Bethany - 4
Ayundabs - 2

Total Pages (updated 8/31/14)
Tessa - 3934
Linda C - 2943
Mickslibrarian - 2280
Diana - 1608
Bethany - 1554
Ayundabs - 1123


message 2: by Diana S (last edited Aug 01, 2014 09:20PM) (new)

Diana S | 2092 comments Mod
All the tasks are now listed! :D Happy Reading!


message 3: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 1.2 Book Lover's Day (Aug 9)
Ways of Dying by Zakes Mda by Zakes Mda

Points: 1
Pages: 224
Books: 1


message 4: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA

Task # 1.1 - National Radio Day - R A D I O in title
In the Garden of Beasts: ✔ – 05Aug14 (pg 464)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 464

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Task 2.3 - Bethany's Done With Grad School

2.3A Read a book just for fun – Outlander ✔ – 02Aug14 (pg 850)

2.3B Read a book on a topic new to me) – A Town Like Alice ✔ – 05Aug14 (pg 351) - I did not know anything about women & children captured by the Japanese in Malaya during WW2.

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 1201

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Total points earned: 3
Total pages read: 1665



message 5: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 1.1 National Radio Day (Aug 20)
The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich

Points: 1
Pages: 288

Total points: 2
Total Pages: 512


message 6: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA


Task # 1.4 - Wiggle Your Toes Day

Book with toes on the cover - Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes ✔ – 08Aug14

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 217


Total points earned - 4
Total pages read - 1882



message 7: by Diana S (last edited Aug 10, 2014 12:12PM) (new)

Diana S | 2092 comments Mod
1.1 National Radio Day (Aug 20)
(The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (8/5/14) 208 pp.

1.2 Book Lover's Day (Aug 9)
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (8/3/14) 434 pp.

1.5 National Lighthouse Day (Aug 7)
Lighthose
Emma Straub's The Vacationers (8/10/14) 292 pp.

Points Earned: 3
Pages Read: 934


message 8: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 2.3 Most Pages Read (Bethany's Task)DONE with Grad School

1. Read a book just for fun!
Night Fires - Justine Dare (3 stars) 8/6/14 [352]

2. Keep on learning by reading a book on a topic unfamiliar to you.
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar - Robert Alexander (4 stars) 8/4/14 [229] this was fiction but author says all documentation was authentic

Points: 2
Pages: 581

Total points: 2
Total Pages: 581



message 9: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 1.1 National Radio Day (Aug 20)
Read a book that has the following letters R.A.D.I.O. in the title.
At the Midnight Hour (The Guiness Gang) - Alicia Scott (2 stars) 8/9/14 [256]

Points: 1
Pages: 256

Total points: 3
Total Pages: 837



message 10: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 367 comments 1.3 Let's Cool Off

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman August 12

Points for this Task: 1
Pages for this Task: 117
Books for this Task: 1
Total Points: 1
Total Pages: 117
Total Books: 1


message 11: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 367 comments 1.1 National Radio Day (Aug 20)

The War to End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman August 13

Points for this Task: 1
Pages for this Task: 192
Books for this Task: 1
Total Points: 2
Total Pages: 309
Total Books: 2


message 12: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 1.2 Book Lover's Day (Aug 9)
Read a book simply because you love the cover. (Show Cover)
The Healer by Sharon Sala The Healer - Sharon Sala (4 stars) 8/16/14 (the dramatic mountains of Alaska with the intense eyes of a wolf drew me)

Points: 1
Pages: 329

Total points: 4
Total Pages: 1166


message 13: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA


Task 3.1 - Bethany's Recycle a Challenge

3.1A Read Any book – A Time to Dance ✔ – 14Aug14 (pg 320)

3.1B Read a book that begins w/ last letter of Book 1 above – “E” - Endangered Species ✔ – 11Aug14 (pg 306)

3.1C Read a book that begins w/ last letter of Book 2 above – “S” - South of Superior ✔ – 17Aug14 (pg 384)


THIS TASK
Points earned - 3
Pages read - 1010

Total points earned - 7
Total pages read - 2892



message 14: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA


Task 1.5 - National Lighthouse Day
Read a book whose author first AND last initials are in L I G H T H O U S E

E. G. - Ed Gorman wrote The Day the Music Died ✔ – 20Aug14 (pg 210)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 210

Total points earned - 8
Total pages read - 3102



message 15: by Diana S (last edited Aug 21, 2014 07:23PM) (new)

Diana S | 2092 comments Mod
2.3 DONE with Grad School


1. Read a book just for fun!
Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (8/7/14) 322 pp.
2. Learning Something
(Even though if was fiction, I learned quite a few things about WW1 that I didn't know.)
One of Ours by Willa Cather (8/21/14) 352 pp.

Points Earned: 2
Pages Read: 674

Total Points: 5
Total Pages: 1608


message 16: by Bethany (last edited Aug 22, 2014 04:19PM) (new)

Bethany | 463 comments 2.2 What else is happening in August?
A. Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen by Carl Hiaasen 8/8/14 464 pgs
B. Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1) by Connie Willis by Connie Willis 8/22/14 578 pgs (Set in Oxford College)

Points: 2
Pages: 1042

Total points: 4
Total pages: 1554


message 17: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 1.4 Wiggle Your Toes Day (Aug 6)
Read a book with "Toes" on the cover. (Show Cover)

Vision in White (Bride Quartet, #1) by Nora Roberts Vision in White (Bride Quartet, #1) - Nora Roberts (3 stars) 8/22/14 [325]

Points: 1
Pages: 325

Total points: 5
Total Pages: 1491



message 18: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments TESSA


Task 1.2 - Book Lover's Day - read a book because I love the cover
A Carrion Death (Detective Kubu, #1) by Michael Stanley ✔ – 23Aug14 (pg 512)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 512

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Task 1.3 - Let's Cool Off - read a book with a "cool" word in the title
WIND - Ill Wind ✔ - 24Aug14 (320 pg)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 320


Total points earned - 10
Total pages read - 3934



message 19: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 3.1 Bethany's Task Recycle a Challenge

Read three books. The second book must start with the last letter of the first book, and the third book starts with the last letter of the second book.

The Mystery of the Yellow Room - Gaston LeRoux (4 stars) 8/18/14 [192]

The Merry Chase - Judith Nelson (4 stars) 8/2/14 [236]

Eden - Carolyn Davidson (3 stars) 8/24/14 [379]

Points: 3
Pages: 807

Total points: 8
Total Pages: 2298



message 20: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 1.5 National Lighthouse Day (Aug 7)
Read a book whose author's first and last name initials are in "Lighthouse".

A Very Special Delivery - Linda Goodnight (3 stars) 8/25/14 [309]

Points: 1
Pages: 309

Total points: 9
Total Pages: 2607



message 21: by Ayunda (new)

Ayunda (ayundabs) AYUNDABS
Task #2.3 DONE With Grad School

1) Read a book just for fun
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
2) Keep on learning by reading a book on a topic unfamiliar to you
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin - because I've never read any book that has the genre of epic fantasy/high fantasy before.

Total points: 2
Total books read: 2
Total pages read: 1123



message 22: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 367 comments 2.3 Most Pages Read (Bethany's Task)DONE with Grad School

1. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang August 4

AND

2. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett August 28

Points for this Task: 2
Pages for this Task: 664
Books for this Task: 2
Total Points: 4
Total Pages: 973
Total Books: 4


message 23: by Linda C (last edited Aug 31, 2014 08:13AM) (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 840 comments Task 1.3 Let's Cool Off

The Winter Bride (Chance Sisters, #2) - Anne Gracie (5 stars) 8/30/14 [336]

Points: 1
Pages: 336

Total points: 10
Total Pages: 2943


That's it for this month!
I finished one of the Celebrity Birthday books but didn't find a second one until yesterday and it's too big to read in time, but it has a cast member with a birthday in Sept and one in Oct, so maybe I can use it in a future month if we continue with this item.


message 24: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 367 comments 1.2 Book Lover's Day (Aug 9)

Walking Jane Austen's London by Louise Allen August 31

Points for this Task: 1
Pages for this Task: 112
Books for this Task: 1
Total Points: 5
Total Pages: 1085
Total Books: 5


message 25: by Mickslibrarian (new)

Mickslibrarian | 367 comments 1.5 National Lighthouse Day (Aug 7)

The Lady Risks All by Stephanie Laurens August 31

Points for this Task: 1
Pages for this Task: 496
Books for this Task: 1
Total Points: 6
Total Pages: 1581
Total Books: 6


message 26: by Mickslibrarian (last edited Aug 31, 2014 08:09PM) (new)

Mickslibrarian | 367 comments 2.2 What else is happening in August?

1 - The Underneath by Kathi Appelt The Underneath by Kathi Appelt August 31

AND

2 - Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy by Emily Bazelon August 17

Points for this Task: 2
Pages for this Task: 699
Books for this Task: 2
Total Points: 8
Total Pages: 2280
Total Books: 8


message 27: by Diana S (last edited Sep 01, 2014 12:57AM) (new)

Diana S | 2092 comments Mod
We did some great reading this month :D
and we have a tied for Most Points.

Congrats "Tessa" and "Linda C"! :D


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