You'll love this one...!! A book club & more discussion

78 views
Challenges: Year Long Main 2021 > Debra T's Cinematheque Idée Fixe

Comments Showing 1-23 of 23 (23 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Debra (last edited Feb 10, 2019 02:32PM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments So, here I go again!

Planning:

For Badge 1

Book 3:
I'll read the book: Bel Canto

Book 14
The Girl in the Spider's Web
5. Genre: Mystery - Read a book that is Historical Mystery. Use this genre page as a tool. Required - explain how the book fits this genre.
Picnic at Hanging Rock or Once Upon a River

Book 19:
The Jungle Book. Movie name, Mowgli
2. Author: Rudyard Kipling was born in India. At aged 5, he was sent to school in England. Read the 5th book in a series, or read any book that is in a series with 5 main works. (It could be the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th book in the series.)
World's Greatest Sleuth!

Book 29:
Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart
Movie: Mary, Queen of Scots
6. Trivia: The movie was titled, "Maria Stuart" in Germany. Read a book that was written under pseudonym. Required - give the author's real name and the pseudonym.
Naked in Death

------------------

For Badge 2

Book 1
12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
5. Genre: Non-Fiction - Read a book that is non-fiction. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.
Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures

Book 21:
The Little Stranger
Genre: Horror - Read a book that is in the Horror genre. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams


message 2: by Debra (last edited Jan 27, 2019 11:09AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments 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.


message 3: by Debra (last edited Feb 10, 2019 02:38PM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
Annihilation
Bel Canto
Between Shades of Gray
Boy Erased: A Memoir
Crazy Rich Asians
The Darkest Minds
The Death Cure
Every Day
Fahrenheit 451
Fifty Shades Freed
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
Forever My Girl
The Girl in the Spider's Web
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Hate U Give
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Juliet, Naked
The Jungle Book
Little Women
The Little Stranger
The Long Home
Mary Poppins
Meg
Monster
Mortal Engines
Nutcracker and Mouse King and the Tale of the Nutcracker
Ophelia
Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart
Ready Player One
Red Sparrow
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
A Simple Favor
The Sisters Brothers
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
A Wrinkle in Time


message 4: by Debra (last edited Jan 13, 2019 09:05AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments reserved


message 5: by Debra (last edited Jan 30, 2019 01:06AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1, Book 1

Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family

Author: Garrard Conley has one published book on Goodreads, although he has written various podcasts and articles.

Dracul

I read the hardcover while listening to the audiobook, 512 pages.

Read a book with a single word title. Words like a, an, the, etc are not allowed. The title is restricted to one word only.

The book has a single word title.


message 6: by Debra (last edited Jan 30, 2019 01:06AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1, Book 2

Every Day

Author: David Levithan's first book was published in 2003.

On the Wrong Track

I read the hardcover while listening to the audiobook, 304 pages.

Read a book by another author whose first book was published 2000 or later.

This author's first book was published in 2006.


message 7: by Debra (last edited Jan 30, 2019 01:06AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1, Book 3

12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

Actor: Chris Helmsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia.

The Other Wife

I read the hardcover while listening to the audiobook, 384 pages.

Read a book that is set in Australia, or written by an Australian author.

Michael Robotham is an Australian author.


message 8: by Debra (last edited Jan 30, 2019 01:06AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1. Book 4

Meg

Genre: Horror - Horror can be thrilling, and I suspect this one is.

The Woman in the Window

I read the hardcover while listening to the audiobook, 431 pages.

Read a book that is classified as Action and/or Thriller. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.

Listed as a thriller on GoodReads


message 9: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19745 comments Yay, Debra!


message 10: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Cherie wrote: "Yay, Debra!"

Every full-length I've read this year just happened to fit a task. I'm psyched!


message 11: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47818 comments Please use the report format which is found on the Challenge Thread. When you've updated your reports, let me know so that I can track your books.


message 12: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Janice wrote: "Please use the report format which is found on the Challenge Thread. When you've updated your reports, let me know so that I can track your books."

I finally got around to fixing things. Hope I did it correctly this time. I'm clearly having trouble following explicit instructions. Trouble-maker!


message 13: by Debra (last edited Jan 30, 2019 01:07AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1, Book 5

Little Women

Setting: Massachusetts

A Drink Before the War

I read the paperback and listened to the audiobook, 282 pages.

Read a book set in Massachusetts

Set in Boston, Massachusetts.


message 14: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47818 comments Awesome! That makes it much easier for me. Thanks Debra.


message 15: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments You're welcome!


message 16: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1, Book 6

Forever My Girl

Actor: Alex Roe has 16 acting credits.

The Darkest Secret

I read the paperback and listened to the audiobook, 390 pages.

Read a book that was first published in 2016.

Was published 8/30/16.


message 17: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1, Book 7

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Author: John Bellairs held a bachelor's degree from Notre Dame University and a master's in English from the University of Chicago.

November Road

I read the paperback and listened to the audiobook, 320 pages.

Read a book where the main character is a bachelor or bachelorette.

The main character, Frank Guidry, is a bachelor.


message 18: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1, Book 8

The Little Stranger

Actor: Domhnall Gleeson is an Irish actor and writer. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise (2010-2011).

The Black Dove

I read the hardcover and listened to the audiobook, 304 pages.

Read a book where the main character has red (ginger) hair.

Both Amlingmeyer brothers are red heads!


message 19: by Debra (last edited Jan 30, 2019 02:14AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1, Book 9

Mortal Engines

Trivia: This was Christian Rivers' first full feature film as a director.

Secret Histories

I read the hardcover, 304 pages.

Read a book that is first in a series.

This is the first Young Repairman Jack book in the series.


message 20: by Debra (last edited Jan 30, 2019 02:36AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1, Book 10

Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart

Actor: Gemma Chan - In October 2012 she witnessed a murder of a homeless gentleman outside the Putney Bridge Tube station in West London. She stayed with the gentleman while medics and police were called, but he soon expired. In September 2013 she gave evidence in the trial of the defendant.

Mr. Suicide

I read the paperback, 224 pages.

Read a book in which there is a trial.

The teen main character goes to trial for his crimes.


message 21: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1, Book 11

The Sisters Brothers

Genre: Western

The Crack in the Lens

I read the hardcover and listened to the audiobook, 320 pages.

Read a book that is a Western. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.

Listed as a Western book's main page.


message 22: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Badge 1, Book 12

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer was a librarian and bookshop worker.

The Little Paris Bookshop

I read the hardcover and listened to audibook, 392 pages.

Read a book about a library or book shop.

Floating bookshop called the Literary Apothecary


message 23: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47818 comments Congrats on finishing the first badge, Debra!


back to top