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message 1: by Diana S (last edited Aug 31, 2018 08:57PM) (new)

Diana S | 2130 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 Aug 31, 2018 08:25PM) (new)

Diana S | 2130 comments Mod
Scoreboard
(updated: post #22)

Most Points
**Tessa - 14
Linda C - 15
Marilyn - 5
Bethany - 2
Diana S - 3

Most Pages
Tessa - 4913
**Linda C - 4732
Marilyn - 1495
Bethany - 1644
Diana S - 1103


message 3: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA

Task 1.7 - August Birthdays - Author initials in A E M P S

A.M.S.: Alexander McCall Smith / My Italian Bulldozer ✔ - 03Aug18 - 240 p

THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 240

Total points earned to date - 1
Total pages read to date - 240



message 4: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 853 comments Task 1.3 Reading Rainbow
Celebrating National Watermelon Day (8/3)
Read a book that is predominately RED, GREEN, or BLACK. (show cover)
Regency Christmas Gifts Three Stories by Carla Kelly Regency Christmas Gifts: Three Stories – Carla Kelly (4 stars) 8/9/18 [173]

Task 1.6 Relaxation Day (8/15)
Find a cozy spot and read a book that will help you relax.
Surrender to the Devil (Scoundrels of St. James, #3) – Lorraine Heath (4 Stars) 8/11/18 [387]

Points these tasks - 2
Pages these tasks - 560

Total points - 2
Total pages - 560


message 5: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA


Task 2.1: Surprise Me - Linda C picked for me:
The Time in Between ✔ – 04Aug18 (615 pg)
The Cruelest Month ✔ - 09Aug18 (310 pg)

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 925


Total points earned to date - 3
Total pages read to date - 1165



message 6: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA

Task 1.3: Reading Rainbow - Watermelon
Book with a red, green or black cover
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue ✔ - 15Aug18


THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 343

Total points earned to date - 4
Total pages read to date - 1508



message 7: by Book Concierge (last edited Aug 28, 2018 06:41AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA

DISREGARD - I'm going to move this book to another task.


Task 1.2: Pick a Genre - CHICK-LIT
The Notebook ✔ - 16Aug18 - 214 pg


THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 214

Total points earned to date - 5
Total pages read to date - 1722



message 8: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA

Task 2.2: We Bought a Zoo - Hippopotamus and Anteater
A) Hippo: Total pages incl 3 -or- 5 - 330 pg - Digging to America ✔ - 01Aug18

B) Anteater: Set in South America - The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzmán ✔ - 16Aug18 - 480 p

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 810


Total points earned to date - 7
Total pages read to date - 2532



message 9: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA

Task 1.6: Relaxation Day - Book of my choice
Up the Down Staircase ✔ - 18Aug18 - 368 p


THIS TASK
Points earned - 1
Pages read - 368


Total points earned to date - 8
Total pages read to date - 2900



message 10: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 853 comments Task 2.3 (Bethany's task) #weneeddiversebooks

1.Read a book in the Young Adult genre.
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School, #3) – Gail Carriger (4 stars) 8/22/18 [298]

2. Read a book where the MC's race, religion, or ethnicity is different from yours.
A Place for Us - Fatima Farheen Mirza (4 stars) 8/16/18 [377] – family is Muslim; I am Catholic

Points these tasks - 2
Pages these tasks - 675

Total points - 4
Total pages - 1235


message 11: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 853 comments Task 5.1 Clowning Around
For this month, spell-out: CLOWN or SMILE

S - Shapely Ankle Preferr'd: A History of the Lonely Hearts Advertisement – Francesca Beauman (4 stars) 8/6/18 [224]
M - Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel (Scoundrels of St. James, #4) – Lorraine Heath (4 stars) 8/20/18 [384]
I - In Bed with the Devil (Scoundrels of St. James, #1) (4 stars) 8/4/18 [372]
L - Lorraine Heath - A Duke of Her Own (Rogues & Roses, #1) (4 stars) 8/3/18 [384]
E - David Estes - Fire Country (Country Saga, #1) – (3 stars) 8/23/18 [398]

Points these tasks - 5
Pages these tasks - 1762

Total points - 9
Total pages - 2997



message 12: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 474 comments 2.1 Surprise Me
Read two books

Thanks Amber for your choices:

1. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware - 8/15/18 - 368 pages

2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - 8/24/18 -327 pages

Points this task: 2
Pages this task - 695

Total points - 2
Total pages -695


message 13: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 474 comments 1.6 Relaxation Day (8/15)
Find a cozy spot and read a book that will help you relax.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin - 8/20/18 - 260 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 260

Total points: 3
Total pages: 955


message 14: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 474 comments 2.2 We Bought A Zoo
Read Two Books

1. Hippopotamus
Complete one of the following tasks.

c. Hippos can weight up to 3.5 tons.
Read a book with a 3 or 5 in its page count.

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline - 8/15/18 - 352 pages

2. Anteaters
Complete one of the following tasks.

c. Main predators are Jaguars and Cougars.
Read a book that starts with a J or C (excluded A, An, and The)

A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell - 8/11/18 - 188 pages

Points this task: 2
Pages this task: 540

Total points: 5
Total pages: 1495


message 15: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 853 comments Task 2.2 We Bought A Zoo
1. Hippopotamus
Complete one of the following tasks.

b. Hippos are considered the second largest land animal on Earth.
Read a book that is second in a series. (list series)
Between the Devil and Desire (Scoundrels of St. James, #2) – Lorraine Heath (4 stars) 8/7/18 [385]

2. Anteaters
Complete one of the following tasks.
b. Anteaters use their long and sticky tongues to catch prey
Read a book with an author whose first name starts with a letter in Ants and last name starts with a letter in Termites.
A Perfect Romance (Titanic, #2) – Anne Robins (3 stars) 8/26/18 [350]

Points these tasks - 2
Pages these tasks - 735

Total points - 11
Total pages - 3732



message 16: by Book Concierge (last edited Aug 28, 2018 06:52AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA

NOTE: Moving THE NOTEBOOK here - Previous totals: 8 pt / 2900 pages: delete 1 pt and 214 pg so NEW subtotal (BEFORE this task): 7 pt / 2686 pg


Task 5.1 - S*P*E*L*L Out - Clowning Around
S - SPARKS, Nicholas / The Notebook ✔ - 16Aug18 - 214 pg
M - Moonraker ✔ – 21Aug18 - 310 p
I - Ian Fleming / Casino Royale ✔ – 04Aug18 - 228 pg
L - Lucha Corpi / Cactus Blood: A Mystery Novel ✔ - 24Aug18 - 249 p
E - Elizabeth E. Wein / The Pearl Thief ✔ - 28Aug18 - 408 pg

THIS TASK
Points earned - 5
Pages read - 1409

Total points to date: 12
Total pages read to date: 4095



message 17: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 853 comments Task 2.1 Surprise Me

The Cellist of Sarajevo – Steven Galloway (5 stars) 8/28/18 [235]
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – Lisa See (4 stars) 8/17/18 [269]

Points these tasks - 2
Pages these tasks - 504

Total points - 13
Total pages - 4236



message 18: by Bethany (last edited Aug 31, 2018 04:06PM) (new)

Bethany | 446 comments 2.2 We Bought A Zoo
1. Hippopotamus
c. Hippos can weight up to 3.5 tons.
Read a book with a 3 or 5 in its page count.
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay 8/4 (368 pgs)

2. Anteaters
c. Main predators are Jaguars and Cougars.
Read a book that starts with a J or C
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 8/31 (1276 pgs)

Points:2
Pages: 1644


message 19: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 853 comments Task 2.4 (Marilyn's task) The Dog Days of Summer

1. Read a book featuring a dog as a pet or character. Be sure to include his name.
A Second Helping of Murder (A Comfort Food Mystery, #2) – Christine Wenger (3 stars) 8/31/18 [304] - pet golden retriever named Blondie

2. Read a book whose author’s initials are included in “Dog Days”.
Bless the Beasts and Children – Glendon Swarthout (3 stars) 8/1/18 [192]

Points these tasks - 2
Pages these tasks - 496

Total points - 15
Total pages - 4732



message 20: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 723 comments TESSA

2.3 - Most Pages - Bethany - #weneeddiversebooks
a) Young Adult book - Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm ✔ – 28Aug18 - 291 p
b) Main char ethnicity/race/religion/culture different from mine. - ASIANS - Crazy Rich Asians ✔ - 14Aug18 - 527 pg

THIS TASK
Points earned - 2
Pages read - 818

Total points earned to date - 14
Total pages read - 4913



message 21: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2130 comments Mod
2.4 The Dog Days of Summer

1. Dog's name: Zultan - The Fargos trusted german shepard.
The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (8/9/18) 375 pp. ★★★★

2. DOG Days
Gail Oust's Ginger Snapped (8/18/18) 291 pp. ★★★★

Points Earned: 2
Pages Read: 666


message 22: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2130 comments Mod
1.6 Relaxation Day
After the tough days that I been having lately. A good story from NUMA makes things better.

The Navigator by Clive Cussler (8/26/18) 437 pp. ★★★★

Points Earned: 1
Pages Read: 437

Total Points: 3
Total Pages: 1103


message 23: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2130 comments Mod
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