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message 1: by Erica (last edited Dec 01, 2018 12:18PM) (new)

Erica | 182 comments The Challenge:

To complete this challenge, you must read 12 books. You are required to select 12 different movies and read one task of your choice from that movie.

Reporting

Each time you complete a book, you must report it in an individual message in your personal tracking thread. Do not combine books in a message, or reserve messages and then go back to edit. Each book gets it own message written at the time you report it. The reason is that a new message generates a notification (and my attention). An edited message does not and I will miss it. Report each book as follows:

1. Challenge Progress: Identify where you are in the challenge – Badge 1, book 1 (2, 3, 4, etc.)
2. List Movie
3 List Task
4. Link to book read. REQUIRED: If the cover is part of the task, link the cover of the edition you read as well.
5. List the number of pages of the edition you read. If an ebook or audiobook also give the number of pages of the hardcover edition (refer general rules on page numbers).
6. Give a very brief summary of the task.
7. State how the book fits the criteria.
8. Specifications required in the task. Some tasks require that you report a specific thing. IE – a task requires that you read a book from a Listopia. You need to identify which position number the book is on the list so that it can be verified.

Sample: Say I’ve read 5 books in the Badge 1 section:

1. Badge 1, Book 5
2. Movie - A Wrinkle in Time
3. Task - Actor, Oprah Winfrey
4. Link – Becoming
Becoming by Michelle Obama
5. Listened to Audiobook, Hardcover edition is 480 pages
6. Read a book from Oprah's Book Club
7. It's the lastest book on Oprah's Book Club
8. No specifications.


message 2: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments Suggested readings


message 3: by Erica (last edited Dec 26, 2019 05:39PM) (new)

Erica | 182 comments Movie: 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
3. Read a book that is set in Australia, or written by an Australian author -many books! - Nine Perfect Strangers - read!

Movie: Bel Canto
4. Read a book set in South America or written by a South American author. – Eva Luna - read!

Movie: Between Shades of Gray, Movie name: Ashes in the Snow
4. Setting: Siberia and Lithuania - Siberia and Lithuania border on the Baltic Sea. Read a book that is set in one of these countries that border on the Baltic Sea: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania. Required: State the name of the country. - Den svavelgula himlen (Finland) - read!

Movie: Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family
2. Author: The title is restricted to one word only. - Atonement, Blodlokan - read!
4. Setting: Arkansas - Read a book set in Arkansas or NYC (where Garrard currently lives) – A Little Life

Movie: Fahrenheit 451
1. Read the book. - Fahrenheit 451

Movie First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong,
6. Pulizer prize winner - All the Light We Cannot See, The Underground Railroad - read!

Movie: The Girl in the Spider's Web
4. Setting: Sweden - Read a book that is set in Sweden or written by a Swedish author. - many books! - Lazarus - read!

Movie: The Hate U Give
1. Read the book. - The Hate U Give

Movie: Juliet, Naked
6. Trivia: Read a book that was a Goodreads Choice Winner in any year. - many books! The Nightingale - read!

Movie: The Jungle Book. Movie name, Mowgli
4. Setting: India - Read a book set in India or by an Indian author - The Widows of Malabar Hill - read!

Movie: Little Women
1. Read the book. Little Women

Movie: Mary Poppins
4. Setting: London - Read a book set in London, England - NW - read!

Movie: Monster
4. Read a book set in New York City. – A Little Life

Movie: Mortal Engines
2.Actor: Read a book that is set in Africa or is written by an African author. – The Thing Around Your Neck
6. Trivia: This was Christian Rivers' first full feature film as a director. Read a book that is first in a series. – Min fantastiska väninna (My Brilliant Friend) - read!

Movie: Nutcracker and Mouse King and the Tale of the Nutcracker
5. Genre: Read a book from the Fantasy genre. The genre must be listed on the book's main page. – American Gods - read!

Movie: Red Sparrow
6. Trivia: The spies utilized by the Russians were called Sparrows. Read a book with a bird on cover. – The Goldfinch

Movie: A Simple Favor
6. Trivia: The book's rating on GR's is 3.2 and the movie's rating is 7.1. Read a book from this list. Required - state what position the book is on the list. - many books! Atonement Little Women The English Patient

Movie: A wrinkle in time
3. Actor: Oprah Winfrey - Read a book from Oprah's Book Club or from Reece Witherspoon's Book Club. Reece was also an actor in the movie. - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - read!


message 4: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17557 comments You have some rippers on your possible read list!


message 5: by Erica (last edited Dec 26, 2018 12:48PM) (new)

Erica | 182 comments Rusalka wrote: "You have some rippers on your possible read list!"

Thanks, happy to tick of all the books on my top ten reading list :)


message 6: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 1
2. Movie - 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
3. Task - Actor: Chris Helmsworth
4. Link – Nine Perfect Strangers
5. Hardcover edition, 493 pages
6. Read a book that is set in Australia, or written by an Australian author
7. The book is set in Australia and written by an Australian author
8. No specifications.


message 7: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49944 comments You've broken the ice! Yay!

Did you like Nine Perfect Strangers? Is it a rewrite of Agatha Christie's book?


message 8: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments Thanks Janice! I really enjoyed Nine Perfect Strangers. I also thought it was great fun (the characters are hilarious!) and there were times I was laughing out loud while reading the book. I haven't read AC:s book so cannot comment if it is a rewrite. However, from my understanding aren't AC:s books about solving a murder mystery? There are no murders in Nine Perfect Strangers....


message 9: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 2
2. Movie - The Girl in the Spider's Web
3. Task - Setting: Sweden
4. Link – Lazarus
5. Hardcover edition, 543 pages
6. Read a book that is set in Sweden or written by a Swedish author.
7. The book is set in Sweden and written by Swedish authors
8. No specifications.


message 10: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49944 comments Erica wrote: "Thanks Janice! I really enjoyed Nine Perfect Strangers. I also thought it was great fun (the characters are hilarious!) and there were times I was laughing out loud while reading the book. I haven'..."

I shall have to add that to my wishlist. I love a book that makes me laugh.


message 11: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 3
2. Movie - Mortal Engines
3. Task - Trivia: This was Christian Rivers' first full feature film as a director.
4. Link – Min fantastiska väninna (My Brilliant Friend)
5. Hardcover edition, 335 pages
6. Read a book that is first in a series.
7. It's the first book in a series of four books.
8. No specifications.


message 12: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 4
2. Movie - Mary Poppins
3. Task - Setting: London
4. Link – NW
5. Softcover edition, 333 pages
6. Read a book set in London, England.
7. The book is set in London, England.
8. No specifications.


message 13: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17557 comments Erica wrote: "1. Badge 1, Book 4
2. Movie - Mary Poppins
3. Task - Setting: London
4. Link – NW
5. Softcover edition, 333 pages
6. Read a book set in London, England.
7. The book is set in Lond..."


You enjoy this one? It's been sitting on my shelf for a while.


message 14: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments I was actually disappointed (only gave it 2 stars). Really loved her book White teeth so maybe I had too high expectations? Like to hear what you think of the book (if you decide to read it).


message 15: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 5
2. Movie - Between Shades of Gray, Movie name: Ashes in the Snow
3. Task - Setting: Siberia and Lithuania - Siberia and Lithuania border on the Baltic Sea.
4. Link – Den svavelgula himlen
5. Softcover edition, 475 pages
6. Read a book that is set in one of these countries that border on the Baltic Sea: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania.
7. The book is set in Finland.
8. No specifications.


message 16: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 6
2. Movie - The Jungle Book. Movie name, Mowgli
3. Task - Setting: India
4. Link – The Widows of Malabar Hill
5. Softcover edition, 385 pages
6. Read a book set in India or by an Indian author.
7. The book is set in India.
8. No specifications.


message 17: by Erica (last edited Jul 15, 2019 02:07AM) (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 7
2. Movie - Movie: Nutcracker and Mouse King and the Tale of the Nutcracke
3. Task - Genre: Fantasy, Christmas
4. Link – American Gods
5. Ebook, Paperback edition, 750 pages
6. Read a book from the Fantasy genre. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.
7. The genre of the book is fantasy.
8. No specifications.


message 18: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 8
2. Movie - Juliet, Naked
3. Task - Trivia: The book was a Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction (2009) .
4. Link – The Nightingale
5. Ebook, Hardcover edition, 440 pages
6. Read a book that was a Goodreads Choice Winner in any year.
7. The book was a Goodreads Choice Winner in 2015.
8. No specifications.


message 19: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 9
2. Movie - Bel Canto
3. Task - Setting: Unnamed South American country
4. Link – Eva Luna
5. Hardcover edition, 337 pages
6. Read a book set in South America or written by a South American author.
7. The book i set in Chile, South America.
8. No specifications


message 20: by Erica (last edited Dec 24, 2019 07:37PM) (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 10
2. Movie - Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family
3. Task - Author: Garrard Conley has one published book on Goodreads, although he has written various podcasts and articles.
4. Link – Blodlokan
5. Paperback edition, 448 pages
6. Read a book where the title is restricted to one word only.
7. The book's title is restricted to one word only.
8. No specifications


message 21: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49944 comments Two more to go! There's still time.


message 22: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments Thanks Janice! :)


message 23: by Erica (last edited Dec 24, 2019 07:40PM) (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 11
2. Movie - A wrinkle in time
3. Task - Actor: Oprah Winfrey
4. Link – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
5. Paperback edition, 325 pages
6. Read a book from Oprah's Book Club or from Reece Witherspoon's Book Club.
7. The book is from Reece Witherspoon's Book Club.
8. No specifications


message 24: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17557 comments Nearly there!
And Merry Christmas to you both Xx


message 25: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments Merry Christmas to you too! Hope you are doing good, have you been affected anything by the bush fires? It's all over the Swedish news...


message 26: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17557 comments No fires, but Canberra has been in smoke for 3 weeks. We opened the house up for the first time yesterday. We were the second worst in the world the other day for air quality :(

It's amazingly bad here, in all honesty. But at least our houses aren't burning. Maybe we'll visit you guys next instead :D


message 27: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments You are more than welcome to come and visit us! :)


message 28: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 12
2. Movie - First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
3. Task - Trivia: The author, James R. Hansen, is a two-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in History.
4. Link – The Underground Railroad
5. Paperback edition, 317 pages
6. Read a book that is a Pulitzer prize winner or nominee
7. The book is a Pulitzer prize winner for fiction 2017.
8. No specifications


message 29: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49944 comments Congrats on finishing the challenge! :)


message 30: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments Thanks! :)


message 31: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17557 comments Whoop!


message 32: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20270 comments Sweet, Erica! Congratulations on finishing the challenge.


message 33: by Erica (new)

Erica | 182 comments Thanks Cherie!


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