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message 1: by SRC Moderator (last edited Nov 29, 2018 07:27AM) (new)

SRC Moderator | 4338 comments Mod
The Winter 2018 challenge will begin at 00:00, ET December 1, 2018, and end at midnight, 24:00, ET, February 28, 2019.

This is where you will need to post information about completed tasks - updates to the Readerboard will be based on what is posted HERE AND ONLY HERE.

Please do not delete or edit any post in this thread!! Even if the post is not reflected on the Readerboard yet, I've often logged the post on my spreadsheet already and I will not know that you've made the changes. I do not go backwards in this thread to pick up points. If you need to make a change, just make a new post.

Please refer to the posting requirements for what must be included, and to the Rules of the Challenge and FAQs that will help us keep the challenge running smoothly.


NOTES:
1. You MUST post a link to books claimed for a task. Be sure that you have linked to the correct edition. See How-to and links to books in your completed task posts. The links must be posted with the individual tasks - a list of links elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
2. If you are claiming a Golden Oldies ticket you must specifically request a ticket along with the individual task by claiming "Golden Oldie" and stating the original publication year. A list of titles or years elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
3. If you are claiming a Big Book ticket, you must claim it along with the individual task post and specifically state that it is a Big Book ticket claim. You must include the number of pages in the book, and a link to the edition you used to establish page count. Simply including the number of pages or providing a list of books elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
4. If you claim a book that only exists in e-book form, you MUST provide either a line reference to the approved book spreadsheet or the post number in which the book was approved. See the ebook only verification thread.
5. If the task requires a cover element, you MUST include the cover when you post.
6. Remember to include all "Required" task elements.
7. If your book was approved in the Help Thread for the task, the Genre Verification thread, the Not Really for Kids thread, or the Not Really a Graphic Novel thead, please indicate that in your post.
8. Include only ONE task per post.

Any problems with task postings will be posted in the Questions/Problems thread. Please post there if you have a question about your points, Golden Oldies or Big Books.

Good luck and have fun!


message 2: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15580 comments Mod
The Winter Challenge has begun!


message 3: by Kaora (new)

Kaora (ophelja) | 1071 comments Kaora

10.1 - Holding Out for a Hero
Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood
Genre: Horror

Total Points: 10


message 4: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 332 comments DULCINELLA

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5.5 - O? No!

Oh no, no O! Read a book written by a single author who does NOT have an O in his or her name.
The Shock of the Fall The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer Nathan Filer 336 p. 1 december 2018 4 stars

Points in this post: 5 points
Total points: 5 points


message 5: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7498 comments Delicious Dee

5.5 - O? No!
The Last Single Girl - Bria Quinlan - no O in the authors name

Points this Post: 5
Total Points: 5


message 6: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1668 comments Oma 1229

5.10 - Book Blitz

January is Book Blitz Month. Get started on your 2019 reading resolutions and read a book of your choice that meets SRC rules.

Note: A Book with the genre "children" or "kids" NOT found in AR Bookfinder MAY be used for this task.

This book is not found in AR Bookfinder

The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart

Total Points-5/985
Total Tasks-1/57
Total Golden Oldie Books-()
Total Big Books-(2)500+( )750+(),1000+()



message 7: by Cait S (new)

Cait S | 779 comments Cait S

15.3- Songs About Heroes

Option 2- 1 Book

No One Knows by J.T. Ellison

The letters of the title can be found in 5. Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down and the author initials can be found in 33. Billy, Don't Be a Hero- James Last .

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 15


message 8: by Elaine (last edited Dec 01, 2018 12:22PM) (new)

Elaine ElaineL

20.10 Group Reads

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II

REQUIRED: You must participate in the book's discussion thread with at least one post about the contents of the book or your reaction to the book after you have read the book.

My discussion post is here (Thread #2)

Total Points: 20
Total Tasks Completed: 1


message 9: by Andrea (last edited Dec 01, 2018 12:51PM) (new)

Andrea loafer

10.2 - Every Day Heroes
Read a book with a main character who is an everyday hero.

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

narrator of story (one of 2 main characters) is a nurse

points: 10

total: 10


message 10: by Elaine (last edited Dec 01, 2018 03:27PM) (new)

Elaine ElaineL

15.3: Songs About Heroes

OPTION 2: Read one book that satisfies both criteria for option 1 (title of at least three words whose initials can be found in a song title & author's initials can be found in an artist's name).

It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian

Required: Specify the song/artist you are using and their numbers on the list.

Song Title: #50: The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts (1 - I: metropolis and 4- Ts: The, meTropolis, sTeals, hearTs)

Artist Name: #65: Armed for Apocolypse (C/S in apoColypSe)

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 35
Total Tasks Completed: 2


message 11: by Kayla (new)

Kayla Calhoun | 211 comments Kayla CRachel Ignotofsky

5.10 Book of Choice

Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky

MPG Children's listed. Not on AR Finder.

total points: 5


message 12: by EShay (new)

EShay Fagan (eshay11) | 537 comments 5.2 published in October, November or December of any year
Saga, Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan
published Oct 2018

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5/985
Tasks completed: 1/57
Books Read: 1
Golden Oldies:
Big Books:500+(0)750+(0)1000+(0)


message 13: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7498 comments Delicious Dee

5.2 - The Book Flood Cometh
Wait for It - first published Dec 6, 2016; Big Book ticket - 500+ pgs - I read ebook but paperback is 670pgs

Points this Post: 5
Total Points: 10
Big Book Ticket: 500+ (1)


message 14: by Kaora (last edited Dec 01, 2018 07:56PM) (new)

Kaora (ophelja) | 1071 comments Kaora

15.6 - My Personal Hero

Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation Non-fiction

The reason I chose this book as in a time of such overwhelming hopelessness and fear Anne Frank managed to find love and happiness where she was. She didn't just give up. She persevered and that makes her a hero to me.

Approved here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Total Points: 25


message 15: by Susan (new)

Susan | 668 comments 5.5 - O? No!

Read a book written by a single author who does NOT have an O in his or her name.

I read Tin Man by Sarah Winman.

Task points:5
Total Points:5
Books read:1


message 16: by Kaora (new)

Kaora (ophelja) | 1071 comments Kaora

10.9 - Write Me a Letter
Cloud Atlas

#46 on the Epistolary Fiction list and contains a number of letters and diary entries from different characters.

Big book at 509 pages

Total points: 35
Big book: 1


message 17: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (anne21) Cordelia

5.2 The Book Flood Cometh

The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt
published 1 December 1995

Points this task: 5
Total points: 5


message 18: by Elaine (last edited Dec 02, 2018 08:11AM) (new)

Elaine ElaineL

5.5 O? No!

Read a book written by a single author who does NOT have an O in his or her name.

Femme Faux Fatale by Susan Laine

Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 40
Total Tasks Completed: 3


message 19: by Judy (new)

Judy | 796 comments JUDY

Task # 10.4 Holy Books-a-million Batman!
Aphrodite's Kiss- #204 on pg 3 of the list
pb (no mmpb) : Aphrodite's Kiss

Points this post 10

Total points 10

Tasks completed 1
Books Read 1


message 20: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 2352 comments Nick KY

5.4 Dickens With the genre “Holiday,” I read The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado.

Points This Post: 5
Total Points So Far: 5


message 21: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 2352 comments Nick KY

10.2 Everyday Heroes

I read Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams. The main character, John Buchanan, is a doctor.

Points This Post: 10
Total Points So Far: 15


message 22: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7498 comments Delicious Dee

15.4 - From A to Z
one book option
Alpha Rancher Bear - Zoe Chant - ebook only approved 7101 of the ebook approval thread

Points this Post: 15
Total Points: 25
Big Book Ticket: 500+ (1)


message 23: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 2352 comments Nick KY

15.9 Hoodie Hoo Day With hands on the cover, I read Home by Nnedi Okorafor. Home (Binti, #2) by Nnedi Okorafor

Points This Post: 15
Total Points So Far: 30


message 24: by Wayne (last edited Dec 02, 2018 11:41AM) (new)

Wayne | 1273 comments 5.5 - O? No!

Read a book by a single author that does not have an O in their name

The Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera


Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Big Book tickets: 0
Golden Oldies tickets: 0


message 25: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (bookwrm526) | 1286 comments Bookwrm526

Task #5.5 - O? No!
Read a book written by a single author who does NOT have an O in his or her name. I read The Paladin Caper by Patrick Weekes.

Points this post: 5
Total points so far: 5


message 26: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1708 comments 5.4 - A Dickens of a Christmas


I read 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas, which has a main page genre of holidays.

points: 5
books read: 1
tasks completed: 1
pages read: 272


message 27: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1182 comments Elizabeth B

Task 10.2
Fire and Flint
MC is a police officer

Points 10


message 28: by Elizabeth (new)


message 29: by Kayla (last edited Dec 02, 2018 02:48PM) (new)

Kayla Calhoun | 211 comments Kayla C

15.3 Option 2

The Sun Is Also a Star

initial letters of title (TSIAAS) found in 50. The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts - Sufjan Stevens

Author initials NY found in 2 .Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

total points: 20


message 30: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (anne21) Cordelia

10.6 Lets Eat

The Choke by Sofie Laguna
Set in Australia

Points: 10
Total points: 15


message 31: by Heather(Gibby) (new)

Heather(Gibby) (heather-gibby) | 826 comments 15.5 - Secret Identity
I listened to audio version of The Long Walk Most popular MMPB is Marche ou crève by Richard Bachman/Stephen King

Total New Points: 15
Total Challenge Points: 15


message 32: by Kaora (last edited Dec 02, 2018 07:47PM) (new)

Kaora (ophelja) | 1071 comments Kaora

15.8 - Mythological Heroes

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2: Fandemonium
Fantasy > Mythology 159 users

Total Points: 50


message 33: by Amy the book-bat (new)

Amy the book-bat (batkisses) | 201 comments Amy the book bat

5.8 - Go Short
Read an anthology or collection of at least 3 short stories, novellas, or essays (or any combination).

Four: A Divergent Story Collection

Points this task: 5
Total points: 5
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1


message 34: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 2046 comments Task 5.7 - Crimson And Clover
Read a book with a three-word TITLE that includes "AND" or "&". Subtitles are excluded.

Lost Cities and Vanished Civilizations (1962) by Robert Silverberg (Hardcover, 177 pages) [930.1]


00 + 05 = 05

Tasks Completed: 01
Points for this post: 05
Points thus far: 00 + 05 = 05
Books read: 01
Pages read: 177

Read but not claimed: 00
Goodreads Authors: 00
Golden Oldies: 00

Big Books:
(0) 500+
(0) 750+
(0) 1,000+


message 35: by Marina H (new)

Marina H | 428 comments Marina H

15.9 - Hoodie-Hoo Day!
Motiv X (Fabian Risk, #4) by Stefan Ahnhem by Stefan Ahnhem

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Big book tickets: 0
Golden Oldies tickets: 0
Tasks completed: 1


message 36: by Marina H (new)

Marina H | 428 comments Marina H

20.4 - Golden Oldies - Lagullande's Task: Everyday Heroes
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
First published 1884 - claiming 1 GO ticket

Points this post: 20
Total points: 35
Big book tickets: 0
Golden Oldies tickets: 1
Tasks completed: 2


message 37: by Gayla (new)

Gayla Bassham (sophronisba) 10.10 Happy Holidays!

Read a book by a single author whose first and last initial can be found in HOLIDAY.

Asymmetry, by Lisa Halliday

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10/985
Total tasks: 1/57
Total books: 1/77


message 38: by Tess (new)

Tess (tessavanessa) | 1205 comments TessaVanessa

Challenge 5.4 A Dickens of a Christmas

I read The Christmas Mystery by James Patterson.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1


message 39: by Elaine (new)

Elaine ElaineL

5.2: The Book Flood Cometh

Read a book FIRST published in Oct., Nov. or Dec. of any year.

Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti Published Oct. 4, 2016

Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 45
Total Tasks Completed: 4


message 40: by Sara (new)

Sara G | 788 comments Sara G

30.1 – Schatzie’s Task: Gotta love the Hero!

Option 1: Katniss, Flavia de Luce, and Harry Potter are three of my favorite Young Adult heroes. Read a book with a mpg of Young Adult.

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Option 2: Christopher Reeve (Superman) is one of my favorite actors who had significant roles as heroes. Read a book by an author who shares a first or last name of an actor who played a hero from this list of movies.

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
42. Mr. Chips (Arthur Chipping) (Robert Donat) - Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Points this post: 30
Total points: 30


message 41: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1627 comments perletwo



20.3 - Best Review - TrishhartUK: Elementary, My Dear Watson -
Option 2. Some years ago, the UK’s Daily Telegraph produced a list of 50 crime writers to read before you die. Read any book by one of the authors on the list, which also has the MPG Crime or Mystery (stand-alone or embedded).



Dancers in Mourning - Margery Allingham

read a book of at least 150 pages
i read the kindle edition, but the top mmp ed. is 262 pages.


First printed in 1937, this qualifies for a Golden Oldie ticket.



Points this task: 20
Total points: 20
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 1
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 01
Tasks completed: 01


message 42: by Marcene (new)

Marcene (mj13) | 92 comments 5.7 Crimson and Clover

Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead

Points this post: 5

Total points: 5


message 43: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 332 comments DULCINELLA

5.1 - This and That
Read a book with This, That, These or Those in the title or subtitle.
That Darkness That Darkness by Lisa Black Lisa Black 363 p. 3 december 2018 3 stars

Points in this post: 5 points
Total points:10 points


message 44: by Laura (new)

Laura Fazekas | 171 comments Readerboard Name: Absurda

10.9 - Write Me a Letter: In honor of letter carriers everywhere, read a book write in an epistolary style.

Dear Committee Members

The book is written as a series of letters.

Points this task: 10
Total Points to date: 10


message 45: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1182 comments Elizabeth B

Task 10.1
I read What Can Be, e-book only, approved for length in line 3409 of the verification .xls file
MPG starting from R: Romance

Points 10
Total 30


message 46: by Nick (last edited Dec 03, 2018 08:56AM) (new)

Nick (doily) | 2352 comments Nick KY

5.8 Go Short I read Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy.

Points This Post: 5
Total Points So Far: 35


message 47: by Elaine (new)

Elaine ElaineL

20.4: Golden Oldies Lagullande's Task Everyday Heroes

Option 2: Read a book that is at least 350 p. long and that was first published in 2007

Deadly Gameby Christine Feehan 368 pages; Published: 2-27-07

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 65
Total Tasks Completed: 5


message 48: by Heather(Gibby) (new)

Heather(Gibby) (heather-gibby) | 826 comments 15.6 - My Personal Hero
Read a NONFICTION biography or autobiography of someone who you consider to be a hero.
Open Heart, Open Mind
She is my hero because Clara is from my home town of Winnipeg, and was the first Canadian athlete to win both summer and winter Olympic medals. She has used her celebrity status to bring attention to many worthwhile causes.

Points this post: 15
Total points: 30


message 49: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Tinder | 134 comments Danibean
20.4 - Everyday Heroes: Option 1: Read a book first published between 1863 and 1927

I read Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, originally published in 1872.


message 50: by Laura (new)

Laura | 31 comments Lara Rosen

5.1 - This and That
Read a book with This, That, These or Those in the title.

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

**I'd like to claim one Golden Oldie ticket, as This Side of Paradise was first published in 1920**

Points for this task: 5
Total points: 5
Golden Oldie tickets: 1
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1


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