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message 1: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Ok...ready for this I think


message 2: by Marcus (last edited Mar 25, 2019 11:24AM) (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1:

Book 1- Bel Canto- Religious Theme: Through Fiery Trials *
Book 2- Mortal Engines- first in a series- Cold Iron *
Book 3- Every Day- Author: first book post-2000: The Broken Eye *
Book 4- the little stranger- horror- The Night Shop *
Book 5- Nutcracker- fantasy- Redemption's Blade *
Book 6- Boy Erased, book with one word title- Hounded *
Book 7- Forever My Girl- actor- 2016- The North Water *
Book 8- Jungle Book, Series of Five- The Battle of the Labyrinth *
Book 9- Guernsey- HF: War- Marathon: Freedom or Death *
Book 10- House with Clock...- fantasy- The Blood Mirror *
Book 11- Book: Ready Player One, Author: Ernest Cline- main character drives truck from Ares challenge- Trophy Hunt *
Book 12- little women- HF- Nothing Like the Sun *


message 3: by Marcus (last edited Apr 29, 2019 10:53AM) (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 2:

Book 1- Sisters Brothers- western-
Book 2- First Man- biography- Riders on the Storm: My Life with Jim Morrison and the Doors
Book 3-Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World *
Book 4- Nutcracker- fantasy- Wizard's First Rule
Book 5-Every Day: Genre- YA fantasy- The Last Olympian *
Book 6- The Abyss Beyond Dreams
Book 7- To all the Boys..., Actor: Vampires, Fevre Dream
Book 8-Book: A Wrinkle in Time, Author: Madeleine L’Engle - rural setting- Those Who Wish Me Dead *
Book 10-The death cure, genre- space opera: Tiamat's Wrath *
Book 11- Annihilation: genre- scifi: Matter *
Book 12- Daredevil by Frank Miller Omnibus Companion *
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message 4: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 3:

Book 1-
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message 5: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Each badge grows in the number of books required. Badge 2 is 24 books. Badge 3 is 36. You're going to need a few more books. :)


message 6: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19802 comments I wondered where you had been keeping yourself. Great start with the books you've listed.

I've plenty of books, but every time I look at my list, I want to choose different ones to read first.


message 7: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16864 comments Yay Marcus!


message 8: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Yeah this fall has been kinda crazy so I read a few books and a lot of comics...feeling refreshed and ready for a new year of challenges but given the extent of it, two levels may be all I can reasonably get to...we’ll see. I’ve got a pretty good stack and it’s not even Christmas yet


message 9: by Marcus (last edited Jan 23, 2019 01:20PM) (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Slow start this year but a lot going on:

Badge 1, Book 1:
Movie: Bel Canto
Task: Actor, Julianna Moore
Theme: Religious/Atheist
Through Fiery Trials
Format: Kindle E-Book, 750 pages
Ex: this book details the years following a prolonged religious war in the world of Safehold where religious proscriptions were challenged by Charisan "heretics" who learned that the religious dogma which had been maintained for about 900 years was based upon lies perpetrated by mother church and the false archangels who founded that religion.

Good stuff


message 10: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18170 comments Yay! First book. I really need to start the Safehold series. I bought book 1 ages ago when you mentioned it before and I think Travis and Esther have also at various points too. Still haven't pulled it out yet though.


message 11: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Woohoo! First book completed!


message 12: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Sarah wrote: "Yay! First book. I really need to start the Safehold series.

Yeah I love it :)



message 13: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1, Book 2:
Movie: Every Day
Task: Author,
Theme: first book pub after 2000
The Broken Eye
Format: soft cover, 846 pp
Ex: Brent Weeks first published The Way of Shadows in 2008


message 14: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1, Book 3:
Movie: Jungle Book
Task: Author, Rudyard Kipling
Theme: book part of a series of 5
The Battle of the Labyrinth
Format: soft cover, 361pp
Ex: book four of five of the Percy Jackson series


message 15: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1, Book 4:
Movie: The Little Stranger
Task: Genre- Horror
The Night Shop
Format: soft cover, 410pp
Ex: collection of short horror from Terry Dowling


message 16: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1, Book 5:
Movie: Little Women
Task: Genre, classics: Historical Fiction
Nothing Like the Sun
Format: soft cover, 288pp
Ex: fictionalized story of the love live of Shakespeare, pretty entertaining


message 17: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1, Book 6:
Movie: The House with the Clock in its Walls
Task: Setting- Michigan- read a book set in a fantasy world
The Blood Mirror
Format: soft cover, 704 pp
Ex: book four in the "lightbringer" fantasy series, set in it's own world with no connection to our own


message 18: by Marcus (last edited Mar 05, 2019 08:38AM) (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1, Book 7:
Movie: Boy Erased
Task: Author- Garrard Conley- one word title
Hounded
Format: softcover, 304pp
Ex: self-explanatory, really fun book though


message 19: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19802 comments The Iron Druid was a fun series.

Check your book numbers. I think you should have seven.


message 20: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Cherie wrote: "The Iron Druid was a fun series.

Check your book numbers. I think you should have seven."


Thanks! Yeah I really enjoyed the first book. Hope you are well :-)


message 21: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1, Book 8:
Movie: Mortal Engines
Task: Trivia- first book in a series
Cold Iron
Format: soft cover, 437pp
Ex: first book in the new Masters and Mages series by Miles Cameron which is off to a great start. Love this author whether it's fantasy or HF


message 22: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1, Book 9:
Movie: Nutcracker
Task: Genre, fantasy
Redemption's Blade
Format: soft cover, 367pp
Ex: first book in a new series (After the War) looking at what life is like for the survivors after the great war against the evil god...things aren't so great it seems


message 23: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19802 comments Lots of new series there, Marcus.

I am doing well, thank you.


message 24: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Good to hear...yeah I would definitely recommend the last two book I’ve read. Great fantasy authors with unique voices


message 25: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1, Book 10:
Movie: Guernsey
Task: Genre- Historical Fiction, War
Marathon: Freedom or Death
Format: ebook, 382pp
Ex: A book series set in Ancient Greece detailing the events of the "Long War" between Persia and Greece. This book focuses on the details of and events leading up to the famous battle at Marathon


message 26: by Cherie (last edited Mar 13, 2019 02:14PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19802 comments I added the Long War series first book to my TBR.

I need to stop reading reviews!


message 27: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Lol...I know what you mean. I would recommend anything by that author for sure


message 28: by Marcus (last edited Mar 25, 2019 11:25AM) (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1, Book 11:
Movie: Forever My Girl
Task: Actor- published in 2016
The North Water
Format: ebook, 272pp
Ex: a murderer lurks within the crew of a whaling ship and only the laudanum addicted ship's surgeon may be able to stop him...publication 2016


message 29: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Marcus wrote: "Badge 1, Book 11:
Movie: Forever My Girl
Task: Actor- published in 2016
The North Water
Format: ebook, 272pp
Ex: a murderer lurks within the crew of a whaling ship and only the laud..."


Your explanation should tell me when the book was published.


message 30: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Sorry...I thought that one was implied. Published in 2016 😁


message 31: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Yeah, I know. Even if it's obvious, go ahead and state it.


message 32: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments will do


message 33: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 1, Book 12:
Movie: Ready Player One
Task: Author- main character drives a truck
Trophy Hunt
Format: soft cover, 352pp
Ex: Book 4 in the Joe Pickett series about a Wyoming ranger who always seems to get involved in some messy business up in those woods...and he drives a pickup truck seen on the cover of the first book of the series


message 34: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Congrats on finishing your first badge, Marcus!


message 35: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Thanks!!! Whew...now things will get a little more challenging...so far I’ve just been working through my stack of leftover books from 2018


message 36: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16864 comments Grats Marcus!


message 37: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Thanks!


message 38: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19802 comments Awesome, Marcus!


message 39: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 2, Book 1:
Movie: Every Day
Task: Genre- YA fantasy
The Last Olympian
Format: soft cover, 381pp
Ex: Book 5 concluding the Percy Jackson series which is a YA fantasy series involving creatures and gods from Greek mythology


message 40: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 2, Book 2:
Movie: A Wrinkle in Time,
Task: Author: Madeleine L’Engle - rural setting
Those Who Wish Me Dead
Format: hardcover, 388pp
Ex: book about a young boy who is witness to murder and enters witness protection of a sort by joining a survivalist boot camp for boys in the mountains of Montana, rural indeed


message 41: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 2, Book 3:
Movie: The death cure
Task:, genre- space opera
Tiamat's Wrath
Format: soft cover, 533pp
Ex: book 8 in the expanse series set a few hundred years into the future when humanity has stumbled across the technological remnants of a far more advanced but extinct alien race allowing humanity to open several ring gates providing access to hundreds of new worlds across the universe, space opera


message 42: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 629 comments Badge 2, Book 4:
Movie: Annihilation
Task: genre- scifi
Matter
Format: soft cover, 565pp
Ex: book 8 in the culture series which is an excellent series of stories set in the universe of the "culture" which is a combination of AI and biological entities which have developed a culture largely free of war by using technological superiority to oversee all of the species within its domain, scifi


message 43: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments Marcus wrote: "Badge 2, Book 3:
Movie: The death cure
Task:, genre- space opera
Tiamat's Wrath
Format: soft cover, 533pp
Ex: book 8 in the expanse series set a few hundred years into the future wh..."


The task "Genre" for this book is to read Dystopia. I think you meant that the task is "Author". Please correct your post.


message 44: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18170 comments Congrats on your first badge!


message 45: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18170 comments Janice wrote: "Marcus wrote: "Badge 2, Book 3:
Movie: The death cure
Task:, genre- space opera
Tiamat's Wrath
Format: soft cover, 533pp
Ex: book 8 in the expanse series set a few hundred years int..."


I really need to get back to this series. I've read the first 2 books and loved them.


message 46: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48023 comments I've read the first book but will need to reread it before I start Caliban's War which I own on audiobook.


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