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message 1: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Aug 02, 2018 07:53AM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments August 2018 Challenge REPORTING thread:


Once you have finished the book you chose for the challenge, report and score your book in this thread. Challenge Details

Just a reminder that starting August 1st, the new WoF Name requirement is in place.

You need to put your Wall of Fame Name at the beginning of your post as follows:

WoF Name - Janice


Also, please post a link to the book you read and explain how it fits the criteria. Then score it as below. Count each item if it applies.

Scoring:

Title: - sub-titles are not included

5 pts – Contains a word that is 8 letters long (August is the 8th month of the year).
4 pts – Contains the proper name of a person.
3 pts – Is exactly 3 words long (includes a, an, the, etc).
2 pts – Has a word that begins with the letter “a” (excluding a, an).
1 pts – Has a hyphenated word in it.

Cover: (based on the edition you read)

5 pts – Has a farm house on it. Must be easily seen and identified.
4 pts – Is 75% the colour of corn - yellow.
3 pts – Is 75% the colour of tomatoes - red.
2 pts – is 75% the colour of celery – light green.
1 pts – Has the author’s name across the bottom.

Author:

5 pts – The author’s last name begins with the letter C, O, R, or N. In the case of the author having two last names, go with the first listed. In the case of more than one author it applies to either author. Does not apply to an anthology.
4 pts – Was born in or resides in Germany, Austria, or Poland.
3 pts – Is not a Goodreads author.
2 pts – Is a baby boomer (born between 1946 and 1964).
1 pts – Is male.

Genre: - must be listed on the book’s main page

5 pts – Historical Fiction
4 pts – Science Fiction
3 pts – Steam Punk
2 pts – Horror
1 pts – Mystery

Pages: - based on the edition you read. See general Rules about ebooks, audiobooks.

5 pts – 500 +
4 pts – 400 to 499
3 pts – 300 to 399
2 pts – 200 to 299
1 pts – 175 to 199

Bonus Points:

What Will Be Your Legacy Day: If a significant character is over 60 years old - take 3 points

World Breastfeeding Week: If there is a baby in the story aged 2 or under (not just a mention), take 3 points

Chuckwagon Races: If there are horses mentioned in the story, take 3 points.

Mead Day (in honour of my friend who makes mead): If there are bees, honey, or mead mentioned in the story; or bees are shown on the cover, take 3 points.


message 2: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments Just a reminder that starting August 1st, the new WoF Name requirement is in place.

You need to put your Wall of Fame Name at the beginning of your post as follows:

WoF Name - Janice



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Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments WoF Name - Janice

I read Kale for vegetable in the title. Kale is a vegetable.

Scoring:

Title
4 pts - Proper name (Kale is the name of one of the main characters)

Cover:
1 pts - Both authors names are across the bottom

Author:
5 pts - One of the author's last name starts with "c" Chelsea Camaron

Genre:
0 pts

Pages:
2 pts - 210 pages

Bonus pts:
0 pts

Total pts - 12 pts


message 4: by Cherie (last edited Aug 06, 2018 05:30PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19984 comments WoF Name - Cherie

Title: I read The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
4 pts – Contains the proper name of a person.
2 pts – Has a word that begins with the letter “a” (excluding a, an).

Cover: (based on the edition you read) The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
1 pts – Has the author’s name across the bottom.

Author:
0 pts – Is a baby boomer (born between 1946 and 1964). I am taking 0 for this because I cannot find out when she was born. It does not say on her GR page, nor on her website.

Genre: - must be listed on the book’s main page
0 pts

Pages: - based on the edition you read. See general Rules about ebooks, audiobooks.
3 pts – 300 to 399

Bonus Points:
What Will Be Your Legacy Day: If a significant character is over 60 years old - take 3 points (Arthur is 69 and turns 70 in the story.)

Total points 13


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TrudyAn | 1651 comments WofF name: TrudyAn

I read American Woman American Woman by Susan Choi by Susan Choi for the monthly challenge. The author’s surname is also the name of a vegetable (as in bok choi).

Scoring:

Title:
5 pts – Contains a word that is 8 letters long (August is the 8th month of the year): American
2 pts – Has a word that begins with the letter “a” : American

Cover: (based on the edition you read)
1 pts – Has the author’s name across the bottom.

Author:
5 pts – The author’s last name begins with the letter C, O, R, or N: Choi
3 pts – Is not a Goodreads author.

Genre: - must be listed on the book’s main page
5 pts – Historical Fiction

Pages: - based on the edition you read.
3 pts – 300 to 399 (384 pages)

Bonus Points:
What Will Be Your Legacy Day: If a significant character is over 60 years old - take 3 points: Dolly - Dolly’s age was not specifically stated, but she is clearly older than 60.

Total points: 27 points


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Lanelle | 3110 comments Awesome score, TrudyAn!


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TrudyAn | 1651 comments Lanelle wrote: "Awesome score, TrudyAn!"

I’m betting it won’t last long as high score!


message 8: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments You're leaving us behind in the dust Trudy. Awesome score!


message 9: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 2187 comments WoF - Jenn
I read State of the Onion State of the Onion (A White House Chef Mystery, #1) by Julie Hyzy by Julie Hyzy
So, the authors name is at the bottom - 1
The author is a baby boomer - 2
It is classed as a Mystery - 1
The Kindle edition has 336 pages - 3
Honey - there is a "spill" of cherry juice and honey in the story, and at the end there is a recipe for Honey-Almond Scones - 3

Grand total of . . . 10

Maybe this is my month to "let" someone else get the gluestick . .


message 10: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments LOL! You're owning the gluestick so far Jenn.


message 11: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 2187 comments Janice wrote: "LOL! You're owning the gluestick so far Jenn."

Noooooooooooo lol
I can do better, I promise . . . lol


message 12: by Cherie (last edited Aug 13, 2018 05:22PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19984 comments Janice - My second book The Beet Queen will get me 19 points. Since it doesn't beat the high score (so far posted), do you want me to post it and remove my first book post or leave the one I have?

It was a great story and I may not have read it, except for the previous Group Read book by the same author and this challenge.

I'm still reading my third book. (Haven't looked at the points yet.)


message 13: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments I think you can just leave it, Cherie. It doesn't put you in the running for top/low score. But if you want to, you're welcome to swap out the previously reported book. Or you could wait to score your third book. Looks like you turned this challenge into a salad.


message 14: by Cherie (last edited Aug 13, 2018 05:24PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19984 comments It looks like The Pumpkin Rollers was only 15 points, so I will leave my original post. Another read I probably would never have come across without the vegetable search. I like westerns but they are not my normal go to genre. I enjoyed the story, but I liked the title the best!

edited 8/13 clr


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Clive Matthews | 225 comments WoF - Clive (not sure if my page has actually been created yet)

I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and took part in the buddy read that was organised for this book.

Title:
5 points - Contains a word that is 8 letters long (Guernsey).

Cover:
1 point - Has the author's name across the bottom.

Author:
3 points - Is not a Goodreads author.
2 points - Is a baby boomer (Annie Barrows was born in 1962).

Genre:
5 points - Historical fiction (wasn't sure about this but I Googled 'Historical Fiction' and the book is featured on the first page).

Pages:
2 points - 200 - 299 (257).

Bonus:
3 points - If there are horses mentioned (one of the characters breaks his leg after falling from a horse).

Total: 21


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Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments Clive, your wall of fame hasn't been created yet. It will be created when your first badge is posted.


message 17: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Aug 21, 2018 07:48AM) (new)

Kristie | 13586 comments WoF name: Kristie

I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which has "potato" in the title.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
The Audible version actually has both covers. I will use the one posted online (close up of couple), but they both score the same anyway.

Scoring:

Title: 7
5 pts – Contains a word that is 8 letters long (Guernsey & Literary)
2 pts – Has a word that begins with the letter “a” (excluding a, an). (and)

Cover: 0

Author: 5
3 pts – Is not a Goodreads author. (neither author is a GR author)
2 pts – Is a baby boomer (born between 1946 and 1964). (Annie Barrows 1962)

Genre: 5
5 pts – Historical Fiction

Pages: 2
2 pts – 200 to 299 (hardcover is 277 pages)

Bonus Points: 3
Chuckwagon Races: If there are horses mentioned in the story, take 3 points.

Total: 22

Anyone else that read Guernsey - Is there a significant character is over 60 years old? There were a couple characters that I thought were older, but I wasn't sure about over 60.


message 18: by Almeta (last edited Aug 26, 2018 10:59AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10131 comments WoF Almeta

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Animal, Vegetable, Miracle A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

ETA: On the cover, Kingsolver's daughter, Lily, is holding hands full of a heritage vegetable called Christmas Lima Bean .

Title:
3 pts – Is exactly 3 words long.
2 pts – Has a word that begins with the letter “a” (excluding a, an).

Cover:
2 pts – is 75% the colour of celery – light green.

Author:
3 pts – Is not a Goodreads author.
2 pts – Is a baby boomer (born between 1946 and 1964).

Pages: - based on the edition you read. See general Rules about ebooks, audiobooks.
3 pts – 300 to 399

Bonus Points:
3 pts – If a significant character is over 60 years old = 63 YO
3 pts – If there are horses mentioned in the story
3 pts – If there are bees, honey, or mead mentioned in the story

24 pts Total

27 if you count baby chicks and baby turkeys


message 19: by Peggy, Moderator (last edited Aug 21, 2018 03:34AM) (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 15087 comments WoF: Peggy

I read Carrot Cake Murder


Title: - sub-titles are not included
3 pts – Is exactly 3 words long (includes a, an, the, etc).

Cover: (based on the edition you read)
0 pts

Author:
0 pts

Genre: - must be listed on the book’s main page
1 pts – Mystery

Pages: - based on the edition you read. See general Rules about ebooks, audiobooks.
2 pts – 200 to 299

Bonus Points:
0 pts (unless I get points for the use of honey like 'Come over here, honey', but I assume not ;-))

Total: 6 points.

Lol, so low compared to the others! I thought I would get 6 more bonus points, as there is a baby in the series but she did not occur in this book. Also the MC's mom is a side character, but not sure if she's significant enough and although I think she's over 60, it's never stated.


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Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments Kristie wrote: "WoF name: Kristie

I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which has "potato" in the title.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer..."


I'll count "and" as a word.


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Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments Almeta wrote: "wof Almeta

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Animal, Vegetable, Miracle A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Title:
3 pts – Is exactly 3 words long.
2 pts – Has a word that begins with the letter “a” ..."



How does this book fit the criteria? I can't identify what's on the cover.


message 22: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13586 comments Thanks, Janice. I updated it.


message 23: by Tricia (new)

Tricia (triciareadsitall) | 814 comments Kristie wrote: "WoF name: Kristie

I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which has "potato" in the title.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer..."


I'm not sure ages were mentioned specifically. I got the impression a couple of the book club members were over sixty, but I couldn't say for sure.


message 24: by Tricia (new)

Tricia (triciareadsitall) | 814 comments WoF: Tricia (it hasn't been created yet, but is in the works.)

I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society which has potato, a vegetable, in the title.

Title:
5 pts word that is 8 letters long, Guernsey
2pts, word that begins with a, and

Cover:
0 pts

Author: 5 pts
3 pts is not a Good Reads author
2 pts is a baby boomer Annie Barrows born 1962

Genre 5 pts
5 pts historical fiction

Pages 2 pts
2 pts 200-299 pages: I returned my copy to the library, but Clive and Kristie who buddy read with me gave 2 pts.

Bonus pts: 3
3 pts Chuck wagon races, horses are mentioned.

Total 22 pts


message 25: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13586 comments Tricia wrote: "Kristie wrote: "WoF name: Kristie

I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which has "potato" in the title..."

I'm not sure ages were mentioned specifically. I got the impression a couple of the book club members were over sixty, but I couldn't say for sure. "


That's what I thought too. I just left it off scoring.


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Jannene | 2787 comments WoF - Jannene

1 pts – Has the author’s name at the bottom
3 pts – Is not a Goodreads author.
1 pts – Is male
1 pts – Mystery
2 pts – 240 pages

Total points: 8

I read The Greenfather by John S. Marshall . It has celery and a carrot on the cover.


message 27: by Almeta (last edited Aug 25, 2018 01:55PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10131 comments Janice wrote: "Almeta wrote: "wof Almeta....

....How does this book fit the criteria? I can't identify what's on the cover. "


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Animal, Vegetable, Miracle A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

On the cover, Kingsolver's daughter, Lily, is holding hands full of a heritage vegetable called Christmas Lima Bean .

I updated my original post.


message 28: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Aug 25, 2018 08:59PM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments Thanks Almeta. I had no idea what those were. Never heard of them. :)

Oh, and no to the baby animals. I was looking for human babies given the context of breastfeeding.


message 29: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10131 comments Janice wrote: ".....Oh, and no to the baby animals. I was looking for human babies given the context of breastfeeding."

Yeah, I figured that!☻


message 30: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18188 comments Are lima beans classed as vegetables? Aren't they like kidney beans etc? I know they are all legumes which i guess are vegetables?!? I just wouldn't call them one.


message 31: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments Sarah wrote: "Are lima beans classed as vegetables? Aren't they like kidney beans etc? I know they are all legumes which i guess are vegetables?!? I just wouldn't call them one."

From Merriam Webster, "the seed of a lima bean eaten usually cooked as a vegetable". I'll accept it as a vegetable.


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Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments WoF name: Debra T

I read The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper.

Scoring:

Title: - sub-titles are not included

4 pts – Contains the proper name of a person.
2 pts – Has a word that begins with the letter “a” (excluding a, an).

Cover: (based on the edition you read)

1 pts – Has the author’s name across the bottom.

Author:

0 pts

Genre: - must be listed on the book’s main page

0 pts

Pages: - based on the edition you read. See general Rules about ebooks, audiobooks.

3 pts – 300 to 399

Bonus Points:

What Will Be Your Legacy Day: If a significant character is over 60 years old - take 3 points

Total 13 points


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Anna (annamatsuyama) | 1071 comments WoF name: Anna M

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth

Tittle:

5 pts – Contains a word that is 8 letters long (August is the 8th month of the year).

Cover: (based on the edition you read)
The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth

1 pts – Has the author’s name across the bottom.

Author:

4 pts – Was born in or resides in Germany, Austria, or Poland.
3 pts – Is not a Goodreads author.
1 pts – Is male.

Genre: - must be listed on the book’s main page

0

Pages: - based on the edition you read.

2 pts – 200 to 299

Total: 16


message 34: by Eliestal (new)

Eliestal | 255 comments WoF: Clément

I barely had time this month but I managed to read Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa - 216p

Title
3 pts – Is exactly 3 words long (includes a, an, the, etc).

Cover
Void.

Author
3 pts – Is not a Goodreads author.
2 pts – Is a baby boomer (born between 1946 and 1964). - 1962
1 pts – Is male.

Genre
Void.

Pages
2 pts – 200 to 299

Bonus Points
What Will Be Your Legacy Day: If a significant character is over 60 years old - take 3 points

Total: 14 points


message 35: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 2609 comments WoF Name - Lynn

Vegetable in the title: Must Like Spinach

Scoring:

Title: 3 pts – Is exactly 3 words long (includes a, an, the, etc).

Cover: 1 pts – Has the author’s name across the bottom.
(I think you'd class it as across the bottom?)

Author: 5 pts – The author’s last name begins with the letter C, O, R, or N.

Genre: 0pts

Pages: 2 pts – 200 to 299

Bonus Points: 0pts

Total Points: 11 points


message 36: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments Badges are posted! TrudyAn had the highest score, and Peggy won the gluestick!

Please let me know if I've missed anyone.


message 37: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 2187 comments That is an awesome badge, thank you Janice. And, I can say that even though I'm on veggie overload processing the last of my harvest as the threat of snow continues to loom :(


message 38: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments It's trying really hard to snow here, Jenn. Ugh! I've decided to leave everything till next weekend when it's supposed to be warmer, but then I don't have a garden to harvest.


message 39: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 2187 comments It hasn’t snowed here in a couple of days, and what did come down is long gone. My guy is right fed up with me, I’ve done zucchini brownies, zucchini-lemon cupcakes, 10 packs of shredded zucchini to freeze, 12 jars of dill pickles, green tomato spice cake, 3 packs of sliced green tomatoes for frying, 3 packs of shredded green tomatoes for cake, and 7 packs of green tomato chunks for pie and soup. Still have a pile of ripening tomatoes on my counter probably can then in the next week with the rest of the pickles. Some days I wish I could handle condo life lol


message 40: by TrudyAn (new)

TrudyAn | 1651 comments Janice wrote: "Badges are posted! TrudyAn had the highest score, and Peggy won the gluestick! ..."

Wow! Awesome badge, Janice, thank you!


message 41: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Congrats! TrudyAn. And Peggy... I know it takes an effort to come in last. I know!


message 42: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48741 comments Jenn wrote: "It hasn’t snowed here in a couple of days, and what did come down is long gone. My guy is right fed up with me, I’ve done zucchini brownies, zucchini-lemon cupcakes, 10 packs of shredded zucchini t..."

Wow! I'm tired just reading that. LOL!


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