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Challenges: Year Long Main 2021 > 2019 - Leslie's Keeping it Reel

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message 1: by Leslie (last edited Dec 27, 2018 10:53PM) (new)


message 2: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10089 comments Love the name!


message 3: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments Almeta wrote: "Love the name!"

Haha... thanks Almeta. This challenge is going to be so much fun!


message 4: by Lilisa (new)

Lilisa | 2403 comments Nice play on words!


message 5: by Leslie (last edited Jan 04, 2019 11:16PM) (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 1
2. Movie - A Simple Favour
3. Task - Author, Darcey Bell
4. Link – I Liked My Life
I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi
5. Read ebook (262 pages); Hardcover edition is 272 pages
6. Read the debut book of any author.
7. This is Abby Fabiaschi's first novel.
8. No specifications.


Please ignore this post as it has not been made into a movie :(


message 6: by Leslie (last edited Jan 04, 2019 11:16PM) (new)

Leslie | 361 comments **Updating this post as my first one was incorrect. This will now be book 1.

1. Badge 1, Book 2 1
2. Movie - Forever My Girl
3. Task - Setting, Texas
4. Link – Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Friday Night Lights A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger
5. Listened to audiobook; Hardcover edition is 416 pages
6. Read a book set in Texas.
7. This is book takes place in Odessa Texas, home of the Permian Panthers High School football team.
8. No specifications.


message 7: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 14875 comments Great job on finishing your first book!

And I love the name of your thread :D


message 8: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments I am going to relist this book. I think I misunderstood and though all the books I read had to have been movies or TV as well. In retrospect I think that's wrong. Please let me know if this book does not count.

1. Badge 1, Book 2
2. Movie - A Simple Favour
3. Task - Author, Darcey Bell
4. Link – I Liked My Life
I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi
5. Read ebook (262 pages); Hardcover edition is 272 pages
6. Read the debut book of any author.
7. This is Abby Fabiaschi's first novel.
8. No specifications.


message 9: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48017 comments I'm glad you got that figured out. I was scratching my head when you crossed it off and discounted it. The books you select and read for the challenge do not have to be adapted for movie or tv. That would be almost impossible for many of the tasks.


message 10: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 3
2. Movie - Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family
3. Task - Genre, Memoir
4. Link – Off Balance
Off Balance by Dominique Moceanu
5. Hardcover edition is 256 pages
6. Read a Memoir. The genre must be listed on the book's main page.
7. This is a Memoir written by Dominique Moceanu.
8. No specifications.


message 11: by Leslie (last edited Jan 15, 2019 03:05AM) (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 4
2. Movie - Mary, Queen of Scots
3. Task - Setting, Scotland
4. Link – Death of a Gossip
Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth, #1) by M.C. Beaton
5. I read the Library ebook edition listed at 179 pages; Hardcopy is listed at 166.
6. Read a book that is set in Scotland or written by a Scottish author.
7. Author M.C. Beaton was born in Glasgow, Scotland and the story itself is set in Scotland.
8. No specifications.


Incorrect page count.


message 12: by Leslie (last edited Jan 15, 2019 03:06AM) (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 54
2. Movie - To All the Boys I've Loved Before
3. Task - Genre, YA Romance
4. Link – Yours Truly
Yours Truly by Kirsty Greenwood
5. eBook - 318 pages (there is no hardcover edition listed)
6. Read a Romance.
7. Romance listed as 2nd Genre on Main Page
8. No specifications.


message 13: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19799 comments Hi Leslie, this is the second book that you posted "hardcover is 166 pages". Please check out the rules in the Yearly Challenge thread to verify for yourself.

The minimum page requirement for the yearly challenge books is 175 pages. That is the normal minimum on most of the monthly challenges too, unless specifically stated by the mod for that monthly challenge.


message 14: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19799 comments The paperback version shows 390 pages for Yours Truly. Is there a hardcover version?

I didn't check the other.


message 15: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19799 comments Your other book (the one first posted) shows the most popular paperback at 179 pages. You may need a ruling on it. Generally the hard copy is the rule, but paperback can apply if there is no hardcopy listed, if you listened to an audiobook or read an ebook or Kindle version. It all depends on the version you actually read. I have been burned a few times with middle grade books that I read as an ebook only to find out that the hardcopy had less than the minimum pages. I definitely check page length now.


message 16: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments Thanks Cherie, I'll go back through and re-read the rules and double check the pages.


message 17: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48017 comments Leslie wrote: "Thanks Cherie, I'll go back through and re-read the rules and double check the pages."

Unfortunately, Death of a Gossip won't work because the hardcover edition is 166 pages. The rules have you equating first to the most popular hardcover. If there is none, then you go to the most popular paperback.

Yours Truly does work because the paperback edition at 390 pages is the determining factor with no hardcover edition.

I have you down for 3 books. Does that agree with your record?

Thanks Cherie for helping Leslie out.


message 18: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments I have 4 books:

1. Movie: Forever My Girl - listened to the audio book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream. Book set in Texas. First Hardcover edition shows 416 pages.
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2. Movie: A Simple Favour - read I Liked My Life. Read the ebook. Debut novel. Default Hardcover edition shows 272 pages.
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3. Movie: Boy Erased - read Off Balance. A Memoir. Default Hardcover shows 256 pages Message 10
4. Movie: To All the Boys I loved before. I read Yours Truly No Hardcover but paperback is 390 pages.
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I think those all are okay, but let me know if I should remove any of those.

Janice ... I apologize for the confusion I've caused on this thread ...and yes, thank you Cherie for helping me!


message 19: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48017 comments Sorry, Leslie. I do have you down for 4 books. I'm confusing myself, apparently. You have nothing to apologize for. :)


message 20: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments Thanks Janice, I think I'm on track now (and I have a guardian angel to "reel" me in if I'm not).


message 21: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 5
2. Movie - Mary Poppins
3. Task - Trivia
4. Link – The Red Umbrella
The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
5. Hardcover Edition - 284 pages
6. Read a book with an umbrella on the cover.
7. Red Umbrella is featured on the cover.
8. No specifications.

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message 22: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 6
2. Movie - Little Women
3. Task - Genre: Classics, Historical Fiction
4. Link – Girl in Translation
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
5. Hardcover Edition - 290 pages
6. Read a book that is historical Fiction.
7. Historical Fiction is listed second on the MPG.
8. No specifications.


message 23: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 7
2. Movie - Crazy Rich Asians
3. Task - Genre: Romance
4. Link – Attachments
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
5. Hardcover Edition - 323 pages
6. Read a book with the genre Chick Lit or Women's Lit.
7. Chick Lit is listed fourth on the MPG.
8. The genre is listed on the book's main page.


message 24: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 8
2. Movie - The Death Cure
3. Task - Genre: Dystopia
4. Link – Divergent
Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth
5. Hardcover Edition - 487 pages
6. Read a book with "Dystopia" listed on the main book page.
7. Dystopia is listed on the MPG.
8. No specifications.


message 25: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 9
2. Movie - Mortal Engines
3. Task - Trivia
4. Link – Matched
Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie
5. Hardcover Edition - 369 pages
6. Read a book that is first in a series.
7. This is the first book in the Matched Trilogy.
8. No specifications.


message 26: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 10
2. Movie - Ready Player One
3. Task - Read the book.
4. Link – Ready Player One
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline
5. Hardcover Edition - 374 pages
6. Read the book.
7. I read the book.
8. No specifications.


message 27: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48017 comments How did you like the book, Leslie?


message 28: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments I loved Ready Player One. Although the same story as the movie (which I saw first), the journey to get to the end was different. I grew up in the 80's though so I loved all of the references in both :)


message 29: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48017 comments I saw the movie after I read the book, and enjoyed it for different reasons. I preferred the book though.


message 30: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments I felt like this is one of the few movie/book combinations where I really enjoyed both of them. I've actually seen the movie a few times and pick out different references in the background everytime. It's almost like a scavenger hunt! I'm looking forward to reading his next book now.


message 31: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 11
2. Movie - The Sisters Brothers
3. Task - Setting: Oregon & California
4. Link – The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
5. Hardcover Edition - 288 pages
6. Read a book set in Oregon or California.
7. The story is set in San Francisco, California.
8. No specifications.


message 32: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19799 comments Yay, Leslie. One more to go.


message 33: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 1, Book 12
2. Movie - 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
3. Task - Actor:
4. Link – The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion
5. Hardcover Edition - 297 pages
6. Read a book that is set in Australia, or written by an Australian author.
7. The story is set in Australia.
8. No specifications.


message 34: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48017 comments Congrats on finishing the first badge. :)


message 35: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments Thank you :)


message 36: by Leslie (last edited Feb 25, 2019 05:23PM) (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 1
2. Movie - Monster
3. Task - Actor
4. Link – Calico Joe
Calico Joe by John Grisham
5. Hardcover Edition - 208 pages
6. Read a book with sports as a main theme
7. MPG is Sports
8. No specifications.


message 37: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 2
2. Movie - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
3. Task - Read the Book
4. Link – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
5. Hardcover Edition - 288 pages
6. Read the book.
7. I read the book.
8. No specifications.


message 38: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 3
2. Movie - The Darkest Minds
3. Task - Setting
4. Link – Playing with Fire
Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen
5. Hardcover Edition - 250 pages
6. Read a WWII story
7. This book follows the lives of Julia, a musician in the present day, and Lorenzo during WWII. (view spoiler)
8. No specifications.


message 39: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 4
2. Movie - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
3. Task - Genre
4. Link – Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
5. Hardcover Edition - 294 pages
6. Read a book that is listed as Historical Fiction - War
7. Both Historical Fiction and War genres are listed on the main book page.
8. No specifications.


message 40: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 5
2. Movie - Boy Erased: A Memoir
3. Task - Author
4. Link – Expelled
Expelled by James Patterson
5. Hardcover Edition - 299 pages
6. Read a book with a single word title.
7. Title has only one word
8. No specifications.


message 41: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 6
2. Movie - The House with a Clock in Its Walls
3. Task - Genre
4. Link – From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
5. Hardcover Edition - 178 pages
6. Read a book that is classified middle grade.
7. The Middle Grade genre is listed on the book's main page.
8. No specifications.


message 42: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 7
2. Movie - First Man: The Life of Neil A Armstrong
3. Task - Genre
4. Link – Yes Please
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
5. Hardcover Edition - 329 pages
6. Read a Biography.
7. The Biography genre is listed on the book's main page.
8. No specifications.


message 43: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 8
2. Movie - Monster
3. Task - Trivia
4. Link – Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman
5. Hardcover Edition - 298 pages
6. Read a book that is set wholly or in part in a prison.
7. This book recounts Piper Kerman's time spent in the federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut.
8. No specifications.


message 44: by Leslie (last edited Jul 14, 2019 07:24PM) (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 9
2. Movie - Bel Canto
3. Task - Genre
4. Link – The Mars Room
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
5. Hardcover Edition - 338 pages
6. Read a book that is Literary Fiction
7. The Literary Fiction genre is listed on the book's main page.
8. No specifications.


message 45: by Leslie (last edited Jul 14, 2019 07:24PM) (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 10
2. Movie - The Girl in the Spider's Web
3. Task - Author
4. Link – Dare Me
Dare Me by Megan Abbott
5. Hardcover Edition - 290 pages
6. Using the letters in "David Lagercrantz" make a word of at least 3 letters long.
7. Word is "Dare".
8. DAvid lagERcrantz


message 46: by Leslie (last edited Jul 14, 2019 07:24PM) (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 11
2. Movie - A Wrinkle In Time
3. Task - Actor
4. Link – One Day in December
One Day in December by Josie Silver
5. Hardcover Edition - 409 pages
6. Read a book from Oprah's Book Club or from Reece Witherspoon's Book Club
7. Was the December 2018 book in Reese's book club list.
8. No specifications.


message 47: by Leslie (last edited Jul 14, 2019 07:24PM) (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 12
2. Movie - Every Day
3. Task - Trivia
4. Link – Bossypants
Bossypants by Tina Fey
5. Hardcover Edition - 277 pages
6. Read a book where the title starts with the letter "B"
7. Title starts with the letter "B"
8. It must be the first word. Bossypants is the only word.


message 48: by Leslie (last edited Jul 14, 2019 07:24PM) (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 13
2. Movie - First Man: The Life of Neil A Armstrong
3. Task - Author
4. Link – The Beantown Girls
The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey
5. Hardcover Edition - 500 pages
6. Read a book by another author with initials J H in any order.
7. Author's initials are J.H.
8. No specifications.


message 49: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48017 comments I show 11 books for badge 2. You have two #8's in message 42 & 43.


message 50: by Leslie (last edited Jul 14, 2019 08:27PM) (new)

Leslie | 361 comments 1. Badge 2, Book 14
2. Movie - 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
3. Task - Genre
4. Link – Off the Rails: One Family’s Journey Through Teen Addiction
Off the Rails One Family’s Journey Through Teen Addiction by Susan Burrowes
5. Hardcover Edition - 312 pages (**only paperback edition available)
6. Read a book that is non-fiction
7. The Non-Fiction genre is listed on the book's main page.
8. No specifications.


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