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message 1: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner), The Founding Bookworm (last edited Aug 31, 2009 09:40PM) (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 4407 comments Mod
This thread is where we will be posting all of our lists as far as keeping track of our individual points and where we will do a weekly leaderboard. There should be no other posts in here. (Lori and I will post first to give an example for those who are new). You are able to post your lists on the other thread as well if you are wanting to share with the others what your list looks like.

Things to remember:

- You are only able to claim the points for the task if you have completed the WHOLE task. There are no "half" points.
- To be included on the leaderboard you MUST post a list here that has your updated total at the bottom. You are in charge of adding up your totals and keeping track of that.

- Please remember to cross off the ones you have completed and update your totals at the bottom.


message 2: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner), The Founding Bookworm (last edited Feb 20, 2010 10:50AM) (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 4407 comments Mod
5 points:

1. THe Mirror & My Cousin Rachel
2. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris--born in December
3. The Winter of Our Discontent
4. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
5. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
6. My Friend Leonard by James Frey
7. s> Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
8. Gay author: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
10 points:

1. Cash The Autobiography by Johnny Cash
2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
4. March by Geraldine Brooks
5. A Great and Terrible Beauty & A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
6. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
7. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
8. Stiff by Mary Roach by Mary Roach

15 points:

1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2. Love in the Time of Cholera & Demian by Herman Hesse (Germany)
3. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
4. Gift From The Sea by Annie Marrow Lindbergh--brown
5. The Good Good Pig The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
6. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
7. The Alienist & The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America (Late 1800's--1896 & 1893)
8. Tim Gunn A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style

25 Points:

1. Naked Lunch The Restored Text & The Dharma Bums
2. Mansfield Park & Love in the Time of Cholera
3. Pride and Prejudice & Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
4. Wuthering Heights-- in an Alphabeat song
5. The Sun Also Rises & Never Let Me Go
6. The God of Small Things & Geisha A Life
7. Freakonomics Rev Ed A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (economics) & Deluxe How Luxury Lost Its Luster (marketing)
8. The Worst Hard Time The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl


TOTAL: 85 points


message 3: by Molly (last edited Aug 22, 2009 10:06PM) (new)

Molly (slinkyxo) | 153 comments Molly's Fall/Winter List:

5 points:

1. TBD & TBD
2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
3. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
4. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
6. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
7. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
8. Tipping The Velvet by Sarah Waters


10 points:

1. Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana
2. To Kill A Mockingbird
3. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
4. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
5. The LOVELY Bones & Me Talk PRETTY One Day
6. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
7. Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger
8. Geisha: A Life


15 points:

1. TBD
2. The Kite Runner & The Book Thief
3. TBD
4. TBD
5. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
6. Romeo and Juliet
7. The Other Boleyn Girl & Anne Boleyn: A New Life of England's Tragic Queen
8. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

25 points:

1. On The Road & Howl
2. Frankenstein & The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3. TBD
4. Tom Sawyer-- from the Rush song
5. Catch 22 & Brideshead Revisited
6. TBD
7. Worst--(COOKING CLASS!)--
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen; BEST--(English)--
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
8. Into Thin Air

Total Points: 0


message 6: by Lynn (new)

Lynn ehh I might join although I should probably focus on schoolwork this semester!

but I'm gonna go ahead and claim a spot here... might delete it later if I don't have enough time.


message 7: by Chelsea (last edited Feb 01, 2010 10:31AM) (new)

Chelsea (foshis) | 39 comments 5pts
1. the bully 190 and marry anne saves the day. 357/357
2. the londen eye mystery by sibhan dowd born feb 4th.
3. Candy Cane Murder by Joanne Fluke, Leslie Meier , Laura Levine 0/288
4. The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr 0/208
5. Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden 0/234
6. glass by Hopkins 0/688
7. Being Dead by Vivian Vande Velde 0/224
8. dark walker
pts 15/40 pages/ 357/2400

10 pts
1. A Hard Day's Write, Revised Edition: The Stories Behind Every Beatles' Songby Steve Turner 0/224
2. Growing Up by Russell Baker 0/352
3. uglies 425/425
4. The River Between Us by Richard Peck 0/176

5. Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, Book 1) by Meg Cabot 0/368
The Next Big Thing by Johanna Edwardsn 0/342
6. Body Language (Yaoi Novel) Morimoto, Aki
7. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 0/192
8. marrige and the catholic church

pts 20/80 pgs 425/2728

15pts
1. Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge 0/176
2. The Dancer from Atlantis by Poul Anderson Greece 0/192
Chocolat by Joanne Harris France 0/306
3. pretties 370/370
4. fudge cupcake murder. 304/304
5. The Goats by Brock Cole0/194
6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 0/592
7. Little Miss Strange by Joanna Rose 0/384
Turning Points - Actual and Alternate Histories: America in Revolt during the 1960s and 1970s (Turning Points) by J. Golson 0/238
8. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah Way was my word. 0/230

30/120
674/2986
20 pts
jenny nimmo for one.


25 pts

1, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 0/256
The Rise of Silas Lapham (Penguin Classics) by William Dean Howells 0/400
2. call of the wild. Jack London 0/190
Krik? Krak!by Edwidge Danticat 0/240
3. The Picture of Dorian Gray 0/354
& Dorian An Imitation 0/288
4. the darkest passions Dr. Jeckel and Mr Hyde was mentioned in the background of the chorous of Blue October’s Inner Glow. 0/190
5. Loving by Henry Green 0/206
Naked Lunch by William Burroughs 0/304
6. whichever Bluford high book I am reading African American and lebonise.
Untill we meet again bluford high 144/144 &
10 things i hate about me 297/297

7. some history book for worst A History of Western Art Revised by Laurie Schneider Adams 640/640
And a poetry book for best. writing poems by michelle Boisseau. 336/336

8. the darkness Anthony eaton 170/17

pts 75/200
pts pgs 441/4229+

pts 140/460
pages 2407/12343+


message 9: by Emily (last edited Feb 20, 2010 01:44PM) (new)

Emily  O (readingwhilefemale) | 487 comments 5 Points:

1.V for Vendetta – Allan Moore. (10/05) Angels and Insects - A.S. Byatt
2. The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K LeGuin
3. Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson
4. Classic Stories 1: The Golden APPLES of the Sun & R Is for Rocket – Ray Bradbury
5. The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury (09/19)
6. A Scanner Darkly – Philip K. Dick
7. Her Fearful Symmetry - Audry N
8. The Color Purple - Alice Walker

10 Points:

1. Heroin Diaries – Nikii Sixx
2. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon (11/17)
3. Julie and Julia – Julie Powel (10/31)
4. Dog Soldiers – Robert Stone
5. Notes from a SMALL Island - Bill Bryson. A SHORT History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
6. The Erotic Spirit: An Anthology of Poems of Sensuality, Love, and Longing - Sam Hamill
7. Possession – A.S. Byatt (10/24)
8. The History of the End of the World – Jonathan Kirsch

15 Points:

1. Halloween Tree - Ray Bradbury (09/16)
2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (10/07) , The Life of Pi by Yann Martel (10/04)
3. The Dispossessed: an Ambiguous Utopia – Ursula K LeGuin (12/20)
4. Pygmy - Chuck Palahniuk
5. All Creatures Great and Small – James Harriot
6. Wicked - Gregory Maguire
7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society - Mary Ann Shaffer. Night - Elie Wiesel
8. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins (11/16)

20 points:

1. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams, Mort - Terry Pratchett

25 Points:

1. I chose Romanticism: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, and Collected Short Stories by Edgar Allen Poe
2. Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare, The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
3. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
4. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers (from the song The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Reba McEntire)
5. Beloved – Tony Morrison, Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou, Never Let me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro (10/11)
7. My best was Earth Science: The Varieties of Scientific Experience - Carl Sagan (1/28). My worst was PE: The Inner Game of Tennis (2/18)
8. Panic in Level Four – Richard Preston

Books Read: 16
Total Points: 125


message 11: by Tenderine (last edited Jan 26, 2010 08:22AM) (new)

Tenderine | 13 comments 5 points

1. An Abundance of Katherines and Disgrace
2. The Beautiful and Damned
3. Wintergirls
4. Salem Falls
5. TBD
6. TBD
7. The Graveyard Book
8. Curious Wine A Novel

10 Points

1. TBD
2. The Idiot
3. My Sister's Keeper - 423
4. The Book Thief
5. TBD
6. Just Ella - 218
7. Franny and Zooey
8. TBD non-fiction / learning


15 Points

1. A Wallflower Christmas - 213
2. Rich Man, Poor Man & The Castle
3. Coraline
4. Thirteen Reasons Why -288
5. The Black Sheep - 352
6. A Doll's House - 72
7. The Alienist & Jack the Ripper The Facts
8. TBD wait sabotage gut sandwich

20 Points

P.G. Wodehouse Read 2 books by 2 different contemporary British authors

25 Points

1. Lost Generation: A Moveable Feast (reread) & Black Obelisk
2. Of Human Bondage & TBD
3. Anna Karenina & What Happened to Anna K? -960
4. Brave New World
5. Catch-22 - 462 & The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 192
6. Stupeur Et Tremblements and TBD on cultures -186
7. How to Read Literature Like a Professor A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines and physics (worst) A Brief History of Time
8. Columbine

TOTALS
Books: 13
Pages: 2706
Points: 135/460







message 12: by Jacqueline (last edited Nov 07, 2009 01:31AM) (new)


message 13: by Danielle (last edited Jan 08, 2010 07:59AM) (new)


message 16: by Shanna (last edited Sep 11, 2009 07:06PM) (new)

Shanna | 25 comments 5 points
1.
-Invitation Only -Kate Brian
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2.
3. The Winter of Candy Canes -Debbie Viguie
4. The Spring of Candy Apples -Debbie Viguie
5.
6. Crystal Lies -Melody Carlson
7. The Graveyard Book -Neil Gaiman
8. Evermore -Alyson Noel


10 points
1.
2.
3. Uglies -Scott Westerfeild
4.
5.
-Wicked Lovely -Melissa Marr
-My Beautiful Disaster -Michelle Buckman
6. The boys next door- Jennifer Echols
7. Chosen -P.C. Cast
8.


15 points
1.
2.
Notes from a spinning planet: Ireland
-Melody Carlson
Notes from a spinning planet: Papua New Guinea -Melody Carlson
3.
4. The Fall of Candy Corn -Debbie Viguie
5.
6.
7.
8. Freak the Mighty -Rodman Philbrick

20 points
1.
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25 points
1.
2.
3.
4. Lord of the Rings -JRR Toliken
5. Are you there God it's me Margaret -Judy Blume
The Lion the Witch and the wardrobe -C.S. Lewis
6.
-30 Guys in 30 Days -Micol Ostow
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7.
8.

Points:25/460
Books:5/44


message 17: by jessi (last edited Aug 29, 2009 10:49AM) (new)

jessi (infinitevantage) | 157 comments Danielle, I like the way you made your list with the tally of pages and everything! I might do that with mine if that's alright :)


message 18: by Tahleen (last edited Feb 22, 2010 05:54AM) (new)

Tahleen I think this time I'm going to fill them in as I go. Unless I get bored one day.

5 Points

1. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and Graceling
2. something by Agatha Christie (born in Sept) or The Blind Side Evolution of a Game (about football, Terry Bradshaw was born in Sept)
3. Shiver
4. Thanksgiving
5. Banned book
6. The Tequila Worm
7. Masquerade
8. Annie on My Mind

10 Points

1. Book about or by your favorite artist/musician/band/composer
2. Book that was on a required reading list for high school that you never read OR read a book that a teacher recommended to you.
3. Angels & Demons
4. Book set primarily during a war
5. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All A Novel and Speak
6. My Own True Love
7. Book by an author who uses their initials as part of their name
8. Read a non-fiction book about a subject you find fascinating but truly don’t know much about. You must share with the group a few interesting things you learned before you can claim your points.


15 Points

1. Comfort & Joy A Novel
2. Around the world: Unbearable Lightness of Being and Things You Either Hate or Love
3. The Hunger Games
4. Fire
5. Book with a farm animal in the title or with a main character who lives on a farm
6. Play or a book that a Broadway play was based on or a book that was based on a Broadway play
7. Read both a historical fiction and non-fiction set in the same period
8. Cup of Gold

20 Points

Solace of the Road and On Beauty

25 Points

1. The Call of the Wild & White Fang (Naturalism)
2. Known classic and new classic
3. Alice in Wonderland and The Looking Glass Wars
4. Read a book that is mentioned in a song (or if a song mentions an author you can just pick a book by that author) and then also listen to that song.
5. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and Wide Sargasso Sea
6. Julie of the Wolves and Bless Me, Ultima
7. Read a book that has to do with your BEST and WORST subject in school
8. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

TOTAL:
Books read: 20
Tasks Completed: 13/33
Point total: 150/460



message 19: by Lu (last edited Dec 31, 2009 05:43AM) (new)

Lu September 7th 2009 - February 22nd 2010.

5 Points

1. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
and Moxyland by Lauren Beukes

2. Blood Promise - Richelle Mead (November)
3. Read a book with a winter word:
4. Read a book with a fall word- leaf/leaves, turkey, autumn, fall, pumpkin, acorn, thanksgiving, apple, hayride, harvest, pilgrims, Indians, feast, thanks,
5. read a book on the banned or challenged book list. http://deletecensorship.org/downloads/bo...
6. Read a book about a person struggling with an addiction or with the name of a drug/alcoholic drink in the title.
7. Alice Hoffman - Practical Magic
8. Read a book about LGBT issues, with an LGBT main character, or by an LGBT author.

10 Points

1. Read a book about or by your favorite artist/musician/band/composer
2. Back To School: Read a book that was on a required reading list for high school that you never read OR read a book that a teacher recommended to you.
3. The Seventh Scroll
4. Veteren’s Day: Read a book set primarily during a war (the war cannot be a fictitious war)
5. Read 2 books that have 2 words that are synonyms: for example..reading Little Woman & The God of Small Things
6. Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
7. Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward
8. Read a non-fiction book about a subject you find fascinating but truly don’t know much about. You must share with the group a few interesting things you learned before you can claim your points.


15 Points

1. Read a book primarily set during one of these holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza.
2. Canada: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
USA: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
4. Artemis Fowl Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer
5. Jade and the Serpent's Circle by Maggie Fikkert
6. read a play or a book that a Broadway play was based on or a book that was based on a Broadway play.
7. Read both a historical fiction and non-fiction set in the same period
8. Use a random word generator
Cardboard / Exclusive / Corrupt / Metal


20 points:

Kelly's Choice-- TBD

25 Points

1. Pick one of the following American literary movements from the PBS website and read 2 books from 2 different authors in this literary movement. (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americannovel/ti...) There will be a dropdown that says Literary Movements. There will be a blurb about each along with some important authors in each movement.
2. - Read a known classic and THEN read a book of Entertainment Weekly's List called "The New Classics:" The 100 Best Books of the Last 25 Years
(http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20207076... After reading both write a tiny review in our thread about whether or not you think the "new" classic has the ability to stand the test of time.
3. Read a "pair" of books: A classic and then a contemporary book that was inspired by it
4. Read a book that is mentioned in a song (or if a song mentions an author you can just pick a book by that author) and then also listen to that song.
5. Read 2 books from Time's Top 100 novels list(http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/t...)
6. Expanding Your Horizons: Read 2 books either written by 2 authors of these cultures, about one of these cultures or with a main character from 2 of these cultures.
7. Read a book that has to do with your BEST and WORST subject in school.
8. In honor of 9/11-- read a fiction/nonfiction book about a disaster --can be natural (tornado, flood hurricane etc.) or manmade—(Titanic, fires, bombing, etc.)

Points: 95

Other: Spud , Ink exchange, The Hobbit, Tales of Beedle the Bard , Married with Baggage


message 22: by Silvia (new)

Silvia (silverware) | 436 comments
5 Points

1. The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait: Kahlo, Frida AND
The Whale Rider: Ihimaera, Witi
2. Anything We Love Can Be Saved (Paperback):Alice Walker
3. The White Boy Shuffle: A Novel (Paperback): Paul Beatty
4. House of Leavesby Mark Z. Danielewski
5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Maya Angelou
6. Crank: Ellen Hopkins
7. The Bad Seed: March, William
8. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel: Fannie Flagg

10 Points

1. Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics: Alicia Keys
2. The White Bone: A Novel by Barbara Gowdy
3. Eclipse (Twilight, #3) by Stephenie Meyer
4. Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror: Goldberg, Jeoffrey
5. Sister of My Heart: A Novel: Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee* AND The Old Man Who Read Love Stories: Sepúlveda, Luis
(heart, love)
6. The Time Traveler's Wife:Audrey Niffenegger
7. Dead Poets Society: N.H. Kleinbaum
8. Freakonomics Rev Ed: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner


15 Points

1. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, Version 2.0
by Christopher Moore
2. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village: Sarah Erdman AND A Fine Balance: Rohinton Mistry
3. Flowers for Algernon: Daniel Keyes
4. Interpreter of Maladies: Jhumpa Lahiri
5. A Wild Sheep Chase: Haruki Murakami
6. A Raisin in the Sun: Lorraine Hansberry
7. Suite Française: Irène Némirovsky AND The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister: Nonna Bannister
8. Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah. (my word was Falling)

25 Points

1. The House on Mango Street: Sandra Cisneros AND The Good Earth (Enriched Classics): Pearl S. Buck
2. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics):Thomas Hardy AND The Road: Cormac McCarthy
3. Pride and Prejudice (Paperback): Jane Austen AND Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Seth Grahame-Smith
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's: Truman Capote
(SONG: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" - Deep Blue Something)
5. The Painted Bird: Jerzy Kosiński AND Lucky Jim: Kingsley Amis
6. What Is the What: Dave Eggers AND Black Rain: A Novel: Masuji Ibuse
7. Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love (Hardcover): Helen Fisher AND Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain: Oliver W. Sacks
8. The Teahouse Fire: Ellis Avery



message 23: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner), The Founding Bookworm (new)

Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 4407 comments Mod
Just as a reminder..with Kelly's task added..there is no a total of 460 points that can be earned.


message 24: by Bárbara (last edited Feb 20, 2010 06:18AM) (new)

Bárbara (leviathan_) I might give this a try! Love the idea. I too should focus more on my upcoming semester, but hey :) And I totally stole loads of you guys' ideas as well.

5 Points
1. Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice, Edward J Blakely & Poe: A Life Cut Short, Peter Ackroyd
2. Rant An Oral Biography of Buster Casey, Chuck Palahniuk
3. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
4. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales, Edgar Allan Poe
5. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
6. Go Ask Alice, Anonymous (reread)
7. Dracula, Bram Stoker
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

25/40

10 Points
1.
2. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
3. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
4. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
5. Plain Girl, Arthur Miller & A Simple Heart, Gustave Flaubert
6. Persuasion, Jane Austen
7. The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, JT Leroy
8. Guia de História da Arte, Giulio Carlo Argan
I took an Art History class this semester, knowing absolutely nothing about it previous to that. With this book, I learned about iconology and iconography (the imagery/symbolism, and the way it is represented), how historians and critics have the same role (just critics will only talk about things they are contemporary with), and what makes a piece relevant (which is the innovation, and how it's reinvented through time).

30/80

15 Points
1. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
2. Bonjour Tristesse, Françoise Sagan & The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides
3. The Time Machine, HG Wells
4. Carrie, Stephen King
5.
6. Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw
7.
8. Nest: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey

90/120

20 points:
Kelly's Choice--
Disgrace, JM Coetzee & Restless, William Boyd

0/20

25 Points
1. Romanticism: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne & Mary, Vladimir Nabokov
2.
3.
4. Franny and Zooey, JD Salinger (Akron/Family - Franny/You're Human)
5. Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf & To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
6.
7.
8.

50/200


Total: 195/460


message 25: by Michelle (last edited Sep 05, 2009 11:00AM) (new)

Michelle (literaryomnoms) 5

1a- Shanghai Girls A Novel (315)
1b- The World Without Us (304)
2- Summer Sisters (416)
3- Cold Mountain (464)
4- Salem Falls (434)
5- Beloved (275)
6- A Million Little Pieces (432)
7- The Lovely Bones (328)
8- Middlesex (529)
(00/40 points)
(0/9 books)


10

1- Comfort from a Country Quilt (192)
2- The Joy Luck Club (288)
3- The Fellowship of the Ring (398)
4- The Things They Carried (246)
5a- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (224)
5b- The Guy Not Taken Stories (304)
6- The Time Traveler's Wife (536)
7- The Catcher in the Rye (214)
8- A New Earth Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (316)
(00/80 books)
(0/9 books)

15
1- Dear James (Thanksgiving) (586)
2a- Sister of My Heart A Novel (336)
2b- Bound (192)
3- Coraline (192)
4- The Help (464)
5- Pigs in Heaven (352)
6- Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (406)
7a- The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America (447)
7b- The Alienist (512)
8- Mountains Beyond Mountains The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World (336)
(000/120 points)
(00/10 books)


20
1a- Atonement (368)
1b- Anansi Boys (416)
(00/40 points)
(0/2 books)

25
1a- Junky The Definitive Text of Junk (Beat Generation Literary Movement)(208)
1b- On the Road (307)
2a- Case Histories A Novel (336)
2b- Anne of Green Gables (304)
3a- King Lear (384)
3b- A Thousand Acres A Novel (384)
4- The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (368)
5a- To Kill a Mockingbird (336)
5b- Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (149)
6a- The Outside World (304)
6b- Tracks (240)
7a- To Dream Anew (historical fiction for best subject of history) (400)
7b- Carbon Dreams- by Susan M. Gaines (worst subject= science) (351)
8- The Worst Hard Time The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl (340)
(000/200 points)
(00/14 books)

(00/44 TOTAL books)

(00000/15233 pages)

(000/460 TOTAL points)


message 28: by jessi (last edited Feb 14, 2010 11:43PM) (new)

jessi (infinitevantage) | 157 comments 5 Points

1. (a.) TBA
1. (b.) The Soloist A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music by Steve Lopez - 289 pages
2. Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut - 240 pages
3. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - 343 pages
4. Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah - 278 pages
5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - 304 pages
6. Pill Head by Joshua Lyon - 288 pages
7. The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum - 370 pages
8. Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden - 263 pages

10 Points

1. The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitz - 992 pages
2. The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho - 167 pages
3. The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer - 2,444 pages
Twilight - 498 pages
New Moon - 563 pages
Eclipse - 629 pages
Breaking Dawn - 754 pages

4. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien - 246 pages
5. (a.) A Million Little Pieces by James Frey - 513 pages
5. (b.) The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy - 321 pages
6. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks - 213 pages
7. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis - 227 pages
8. A People's History of the United States 1492 to Present by Howard Zinn - 688 pages

15 Points

1. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris - 150 pages
2. (a.) Life of Pi by Yann Martel - 401 pages
2. (b.) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - 371 pages
3. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - 336 pages
4. How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely - 322 pages
5. The Pigman by Paul Zindel - 159 pages
6. Wicked by Gregory Maguire - 560 pages
7. (a.) The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski - 213 pages
7. (b.) To Be a Jew: A Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life by Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin - 316 pages
8. The Glass Castle A Memoir by Jeannette Walls - 288 pages

20 Points

1. (a.) High Fidelity by Nick Hornby - 336 pages
1. (b.) Atonement by Ian McEwan - 368 pages

25 Points

1. (a.) Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs - 232 pages
1. (b.) On the Road by Jack Kerouac - 254 pages
2. (a.) East of Eden by John Steinbeck - 601 pages
2. (b.) His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman - 943 pages
3. (a.) Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - 581 pages
3. (b.) Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green - 264 pages
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams ("Paranoid Android" by Radiohead) - 815 pages
5. (a.) Native Son by Richard Wright - 432 pages
5. (b.) Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates - 463 pages
6. (a.) Invisible Life A Novel by E. Lynn Harris - 268 pages
6. (b.) A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - 420 pages
7. (a.) worst subject: math: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner - 268
7. (b.) best subject: religion - Why I Am Not a Christian & Other Essays on Religion & Related Subjects by Bertrand Russell - 266 pages
8. Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 by Michael Capuzzo - 336 pages

TOTALS:
Books: 21/44
Points: 180/460
Pages: 6,830/19,172


message 29: by R (last edited Feb 06, 2010 04:21AM) (new)

R (feste) 5 points
1a) A Murder of Quality, by John le Carre
1b) Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain
2) Call for the Dead, by John le Carre
3) The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, by John le Carre
4) Decline and Fall, by Evelyn Waugh
5) The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
6) A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K Dick
7) H.P. Lovecraft Omnibus 1: At The Mountains of Madness
8) ?
Subtotal: 3/8 tasks = 15/40 points

10 points
1) And the Ass Saw the Angel, by Nick Cave
2) The New World of Mr. Tompkins, by George Gamow
3) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
4) Corelli's Mandolin, by Louis de Bernieres
5a) ?
5b) ?
6) Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
7) A Room With A View, by E.M. Forster
8) Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension, by Michio Kaku
Subtotal: 1/8 tasks = 10/80 points

15 points
1) Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
2a) ?
2b) ?
3) Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood
4) The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera
5) Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett
6) Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn
7a) ?
7b) ?
8) (Screen)
Subtotal: 2/8 tasks = 30/120 points

20 points
1a) The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro
1b) Poor Things, by Alasdair Gray
Subtotal: 1/1 task = 20/20 points

25 points
1a) The Awakening and Other Stories, by Kate Chopin
1b) Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov (Romanticism)
2a) A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
2b) The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
3a) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll
3b) Automated Alice, by Jeff Noon
4) Billy Liar, by Keith Waterhouse
5a) The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene
5b) Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
6a) The Glass Palace, by Amitav Ghosh
6b) Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
7a) New Worlds for All, by Colin G Calloway (History)
7b) Napoleon's Buttons, by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson
8) ?
Subtotal: 3/8 tasks = 75/200 points

Total: 9/33 tasks = 150/460 points


message 30: by Kayla (last edited Feb 19, 2010 06:54PM) (new)

Kayla | 604 comments 5 Points


1.The Book about Blanche and Marie, Per Olov Enquist AND Sexing the Cherry, Jeanette Winterson
2.Matilda, Roald Dahl
3.The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, John le Carre
4.The Golden Apples, Eudora Welty
5.The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
6.The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe
7.Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
8.Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

10 Points

1.Riders on the Storm My Life with Jim
Morrison and the Doors
, John Densmore
2.The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
3.Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
4.Sarah's Key, Tatiana de Rosnay
5.The Glass Castle A Memoir, Jeannette Walls AND Moon Palace, Paul Auster
6.Love's Encore, Sandra Brown
7.Ragtime A Novel, E.L. Docotorow
8.The Social Brain: Discovering the Networks of the Mind, Michael S. Gazzaniga

15 Points

1.The Stupidest Angel A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, Version 2.0, Christopher Moore
2.Midaq Alley, Naguib Mahfouz ANDThe Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
3.Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Jules Verne
4.After the Quake, Haruki Murakami
5.A Wild Sheep Chase, Haruki Murakami
6.Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
7.Perdita The Literary, Theatrical, Scandalous
Life of Mary Robinson
, Paula Byrne AND The Prince's Mistress A Life of Mary Robinson, Hester Davenport
8.Life's Little Ironies, Thomas Hardy (Irony)

20 Points

1.Atonement, Ian McEwan AND The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde


25 Points

1.On the Road, Jack Kerouac AND Naked Lunch
The Restored Text
, William Burroughs (Beat Generation)
2.Little Women, Louisa May Alcott AND
Black Water, Joyce Carol Oates

3.Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf AND The
Hours
, Michael Cunningham
4.Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote (Song by Deep Blue Something)
5.Housekeeping A Novel, Marilynne Robinson AND Play It As It Lays A Novel, Joan Didion
6.Animal's People, Indra Sinha AND
Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie

7.English was my best subject-The Elements of
Style
, William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White; Gym was my worst subject-Game, Phil Truman
8.The Hot Zone A Terrifying True Story, Richard Preston

Total:225




message 31: by Kelly (last edited Feb 20, 2010 01:26AM) (new)

Kelly | 250 comments FALL/WINTER CHALLENGE:

5-1. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (12/14/09)
5-1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (12/16/09)
5-2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman [11/10 B-day:] (12/27/09)
5-3. Winter's Child by Cameron Dokey
5-4. Empire Falls by Richard Russo (1/10/10)
5-5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
5-6. Whiskey Sour by J. A. Konrath
5-7. Soulless by Gail Carriger
5-8. Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson
10-1. This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin (12/3/09)
10-2. Brides of Eden by Linda Crew (10/11/09)
10-3. Atonement by Ian McEwan
10-4. Just Jane by William Lavender OR The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
10-5. Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs
10-5. Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs
10-6. Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
10-7. Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
10-8. The Psychology of Women (6th edition) by Margaret W. Matlin (12/5/09)
10-8. Facts that should be more widely known that I learned from this book:
* “… physical attractiveness is more important for pre-school girls than for preschool boys. Compared to less attractive little girls, cute little girls are more likely to be patted and praised – and less likely to be hit and pushed. However, physical attractiveness is generally irrelevant for little boys” (p. 123).
* “In North America, women are currently more likely than men to pursue higher education. For example, 57% of all full-time university students in Canada are female (Statistics Canada, 2006). Women also constitute 56% of students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities… U.S. women now earn 51% of all the Ph.D. degrees awarded to U.S. citizens” (p. 130-1).
* “…the front page of the Boston Globe featured an article about economist Dr. Lawrence Summers, the president of Harvard University (Bombardieri, 2005). Summers had been invited to address a conference sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research, and he chose to discuss why there are so few high-ranking women in science and engineering at the most prestigious universities. According to Summers, one of the reasons why male faculty members are more successful at Harvard than female faculty members in science and engineering is that women do not have the same innate ability as men in those disciplines… The Harvard faculty later voted ‘no confidence’ in Dr. Summers, and he resigned in February 2006” (p. 145).
* “social and cultural explanations [for the differences between men and women:] play a more important role than biology does… women and men are typically similar in their general intelligence and complex cognitive abilities” (p. 145 & 151).
* “Representative studies show that females earn higher grades in fifth-, sixth-, eighth-, and tenth-grade mathematics as well as in college math courses…However, the math portion of the SAT has a specific validity problem because it predicts that women will receive lower grades in college math courses than they actually do receive” (p. 155 & 156).
* “Several factors related to the social setting have an important influence on the size of the gender differences in social and personality characteristics…: 1. Gender differences are usually largest when other people are present… 2. Gender differences are generally largest when gender is prominent and other shared roles are minimized… 3. Gender differences are usually largest when the behavior requires specific gender-related skills” (p. 178).
* “According to data from 2004, U.S. women earn $.76 for every $1.00 that U.S. men earn” (p. 210).
* “Most infants who spend time in a day-care center have the same kind of emotional closeness to their mothers as do children whose mothers do not work outside the home” (p. 242).
* “In the United States, less than half of divorced fathers actually pay the mandated child support” (p. 268).
* “as DePaulo and Morris (2005) emphasize, ‘Enlightened citizens come to realize that you don’t need to be a man to be a leader, you don’t need to be straight to be normal, you don’t need to be White to be smart, and you don’t need to be coupled to be happy’” (p. 286).
* “In another study, Horgan (1983) measured people’s attitudes toward pregnant women by checking where maternity clothes were located in department stores. The expensive, high-status stores placed maternity clothes near the lingerie and loungewear. This arrangement suggests an image of femininity, delicacy, luxury, and privacy. In contrast, the less expensive, low-status stores placed maternity clothes near the uniforms and the clothing for overweight women. This placement implies that pregnant women are fat, with a job to do” (p. 328).
* “The research confirms that children raised by lesbians are well adjusted and that they do not differ substantially from children raised by heterosexuals. In light of these findings, professional organizations have emphasized that the courts should not discriminate against lesbian mothers in custody cases and that lesbians should be allowed to adopt children. However, in many parts of the United States, same-gender parents cannot legally adopt a child. Lesbian parents would never anticipate. For example, a hospital security guard refused to let two lesbian parents visit their child in the pediatric ward of a California hospital. As the guard said, the regulations allowed ‘only parents’ on the ward” (p. 342).
* “The term cardiovascular disease includes disorders of the heart (such as heart attacks) and the blood vessels (such as strokes, which occur for blood vessels in the brain). Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death for U.S. women. In fact, it is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. Each year, cardiovascular disease kills about 500,000 women in the United States…” (p. 363).
* “Smoking also has gynecological consequences. Women who smoke increase the risk of cervical cancer, infertility, miscarriages, premature birth, and early menopause. Furthermore, babies born to smokers weigh less than babies born to nonsmokers… the average female smoker has a life expectancy of 75, in contrast to 85 for a female nonsmoker” (p. 382).
* “The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has been ratified by more than 170 countries throughout the world. The signers include Iraq and Afghanistan – two countries not known for policies consistent with feminism. The CEDAW legislation condemns female genital mutilation, selling women for prostitution, domestic abuse, and other actions that harm women. However, several countries have refused to sign the document, including Somalia, Sudan, Oman, Brunei, and . . . the United States (Quindlen, 2005b)” (p. 489-90).
15-1. Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich (1/21/10)
15-2. A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes (1/14/10)
15-2. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh (1/21/10)
15-3. Timeline by Michael Crichton
15-4. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly - red cover (1/20/10)
15-5. Going Bovine by Libba Bray (12/13/09)
15-6. Wicked by Gregory Macguire
15-7. An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon (10/9/09)
15-7. 1776 by David McCullough (10/20/09)
15-8. The All-TRUE Travels & Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley (9/30/09)
20-1. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (10/25/09)
20-1. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (11/3/09)
American Postmodern Lit. (25-1):
25-1. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
25-1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
25-2. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (2/11/10)
25-2. The Giver by Lois Lowry (1/24/10)
25-3. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (2/14/10)
25-3. The Hours by Michael Cunningham (2/18/10)
25-4. "Oscar Wilde" by Company of Theives - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1/23/10)
25-5. Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt
25-5. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (Rdg)
25-6. Forbidden Red: Widowhood in Urban Nepal by Kathy-Lee Galvin (2/15/10)
25-6. Arresting God in Kathmandu by Samrat Upadhyay (2/18/10)
25-7. BEST subject - English: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (12/19/09)
25-7. WORST subject - Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology by Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk & Bruce E. Byers (8th ed.) (11/22/09)
25-8. Fire on the Wind by Linda Crew (2/20/10)

Total: 305


message 32: by Anna (last edited Feb 17, 2010 09:07AM) (new)

Anna Shumaker (annashu) 5 Points
X 1. Two library books Beach Music and French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew
2. Author (specialist) B-day: Alias Grace
X 3. Winter word in title: The Winter of Our Discontent
4. Fall word in title
5. Banned Book
6. Addiction
7. scary story
8. LGBT
(5)
10 Points
1. Favorite band ect.
X 2. Required reading : Across Five Aprils
3. Hype.
X 4. Set during war Suite Française
X5. 2 books with synonyms The Winter Vault and Grave Secrets (Vault and Grave)
6. Romance/erotica
7. Initials in Authors name
8.non-fiction about fascinating subject The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection

15 Points
X 1.Holiday theme The Stupidest Angel A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, Version 2.0
X 2. 2 books from 2 separate countries
The Girl with No Shadow A Novel (France) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sweden)
X 3. Alternate universe Coraline
X 4. Read books with fall colored cover: The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson
5. Farm animal in title or about farm
6. Based on Broadway play (or reverse)
X 7. Historical fiction and non-fiction A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings The Ghost Map The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
X 8. random word generator (wrap, purchase, place, lost)The Lost Symbol


20 Points
X 1. 2 books by Contemporary British authors: The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs A Novel(Irvine Welsh) and Juliet, Naked (Nick Hornby)

25 Points
/ 1. 2 books from 2 authors in same literary movement Beat: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir
X 2. known classic and new classic Known: For Whom the Bell TollsNew:The Kite Runner
X 3. Classic and inspired contemporary My Life in France and Julie and Julia 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
X 4. Book in song A Moveable Feast (Streetlight Manifesto, Here's to Life "Hemingway never seemed to mind the banality of a normal life")

5. 2 books from Time's Top 100 novels list
X 6. 2 books from different cultures The Complete Persepolis (Middle East) The Power of One(Africa)
/7. Best and worst subject The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (best, English)
X 8. disasterExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Total: 315 points



message 33: by Erin (last edited Dec 30, 2009 10:48AM) (new)

Erin 5 Points
1. Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Haunting of Hill House
2. Light in August
3. Waiting for Snow in Havana Confessions of a Cuban Boy
4. The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody Great Figures of History Hilariously Humbled
5. Fahrenheit 451
6. Wishful Drinking
7. Twilight
8. Boy Meets Boy

10 Points
1. Meet the Beatles A Cultural History of the Band That Shook Youth, Gender, and the World
2. A Problem from Hell America and the Age of Genocide
3. The Devil Wears Prada
4. The Killer Angels
5. Gone With The Wind and The Lost Symbol
6. The Notebook
7. The Outsiders
8. Skinny Bitch A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous


15 Points
1. The Stupidest Angel A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, Version 2.0
2. Dumb Luck A Novel by Vu Trong Phung and This Earth of Mankind
3. Dune
4. Pompeii
5. Lamb The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
6. Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
7. The Steel Wave A Novel of World War II and D-Day June 6, 1944
8. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

20 Points
1. A Clockwork Orange and Saturday


25 Points
1. Winesburg, Ohio and An American Tragedy
2. The Count of Monte Cristo and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
3. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and The Looking Glass Wars
4. On the Road
5. Atonement and Slaughterhouse-Five
6. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and 101 Stories for Foreigners to Understand Chinese People
7. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat And Other Clinical Tales (psychology) and Freakonomics Rev Ed A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (economics)
8. Isaac's Storm A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

TOTALS
Books: 8/44
Points: 55/460



message 35: by Lindsay (last edited Nov 30, 2009 02:59PM) (new)

Lindsay (ljones08) 5 Points

1. Life on the refrigerator door by Alice Kuipers & Still Alice
2. The Stand (Stephen King's birthday is September 21)
3. Shiver
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Pie is my autumn word)
5. The Giver
6. Are you there Vodka? It's me Chelsea Handler
7. Destined for an Early Grave
8. The Laramie Project

10 Points

1. TBA
2. Animal Farm
3. The Da Vinci Code
4. The Book Thief
5. The Hunger Games & Stuffed and Starved
6. Halfway to the Grave
7. The Catcher in the Rye
8. TBA

15 Points

1. The Stupidest Angel
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns & The Thirteenth Tale
3. The Host
4. Catching Fire
5. I am Hutterite
6. Wicked
7. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress & The Red Mirror: Children of China's Cultural Revolution
8. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

20 points:

1. TBA

25 Points

1. TBA
2. Little Women & The Poisonwood Bible
3. Pride and Prejudice & Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's
5. Are you There God? It's Me, Margaret & One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
6. Shanghai Girls & Such a Long Journey
7. TBA
8. TBA

TOTAL:
Books read: 16
Tasks Completed: 9/33
Point total: 85/460


message 36: by David (last edited Feb 15, 2010 10:26AM) (new)

David (canadiandave) 5 Points

1. Two Library Books: Alcatraz Versus The Scrivener's Bone (336 pages) by Brandon Sanderson and Artemis Fowl (396 pages) by Eoin Colfer
2. September-February birthday: The High King (272 pages) by Lloyd Alexander
3. winter word: The Christmas Box (128 pages) by Richard Paul Evans
4. fall word: Thank You, Jeeves (256 pages) by P.G. Wodehouse
5. Banned Book: Many Waters (224 pages) by Madeline L'Engle
6. addiction:
7. scary/spooky/horror novel: The Unspoken (176 pages) by Thomas Fahy
8. LGBT:

10 Points

1. artist/musician/band/composer:
2. high school:Consolation of Philoophy (160 pages of tiny writing)by Boethius
3. hyped:Eragon (503 pages) by Christopher Paolini
4. war:
5. synonyms (2 books): Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot: Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals in London and the Country by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer and The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan or Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
6. romance:Fairest (336 pages) by Gail Carson Levine
7. initials:The Halfling's Gem (352 pages) by R.A. Salvatore
8. non-fiction:Sometimes the Magic Works:Lessons from a Writing Life (208 pages) by Terry Brooks. I'm not much of a fantasy writer. Mostly childrens books.

15 Points

1. holiday setting: The Grey King (192 pages) by Susan Cooper
2. different countries (2 books): Greenwitch (176 pages) by Susan Cooper and The Alchemist (197 pages) by Paulo Coelho
3. alternate universe: The Game (176 pages) by Diana Wynne Jones
4. red cover: Sceptor of the Ancients (416 pages) by Derek Landy
5. farm animal in the title:The Goose Girl (400 pages) by Shannon Hale
6. Broadway play:
7. historical fiction/non-fiction period:
8. Scenario/Basket/Pool/Forbidding

20 points:

1. Contemporary British Authors: Coraline (208 pages) by Neil Gaiman and Artemis Fowl: Eternity Code (320 pages) by Eoin Colfer

25 Points

1. literary movement(2 books):
2. classic/Entertainment Weekly's List called "The New Classics:" The 100 Best Books of the Last 25 Years(2 books):
3. classic/contemporary book inspired by it:
4. song:
5. 2 books from Time's Top 100 novels list(http://www.time.com/time/2005/100book...
6. Expanding Your Horizons:

1. African/African-American.
2. Asian/Asian-American (This is not just East Asian -- Chinese, Korean and Japanese -- but also Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and the Central Asian -Stans.)
3. Hispanic/Latin American
4. Indian/Indian-American (Again, books by Indian authors; not books by white authors set in India.)
5. Middle Eastern (Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Turkey...)
6. Native Peoples (Can include Native American, Inuit, Polynesian --Maori, Samoan, etc -- Siberian natives and Australian Aborigines.)

7. BEST and WORST subject: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night compiled by Scott Rice and
8. disaster:


TOTAL:
Books read: 23
Books read that don't have anything to do with the challenge: 12
Tasks Completed: 18/33
Point total: 185/460


message 37: by Megan (last edited Feb 04, 2010 06:50PM) (new)

Megan (megebutler) | 9 comments FALL/WINTER TASKS:

5 Points

1. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month: Go to the library and check two books out and read them.
2. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (sept. 24)

3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
4. Read a book with a fall word- leaf/leaves, turkey, autumn, fall, pumpkin, acorn, thanksgiving, apple, hayride, harvest, pilgrims, Indians, feast, thanks,
5. Beloved by Toni Morrison

6. September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Read a book about a person struggling with an addiction or with the name of a drug/alcoholic drink in the title.
7. Dracula by Bram Stoker
8. Don't Ask Don't Tell became Public Law No: 103-160 on November 30, 1993. Read a book about LGBT issues, with an LGBT main character, or by an LGBT author.

10 Points

1. Legend Johnny Cash died on September 12th: Read a book about or by your favorite artist/musician/band/composer
2. Wuthering Heights
3. Redeeming Love
4. A Tale of Two Cities
5. Read 2 books that have 2 words that are synonyms: for example..reading Little Woman & The God of Small Things
6. Rebecca by Daphne Dumaurier
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
8. "Growing Up Bin Laden" by Jean Sasson. This book was narrated by Osama bin Laden's first wife, Najwa, and his fourth son, Omar. Apparently, in his early years Osama wasn't much of an extremist and was very softspoken. Obviously he changed over time. Also, apparently Osama experienced some kind of eye injury while fighting and so one of his eyes (I think it was the right one but I could be wrong) has lost a lot of sight.

15 Points

1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns and Dr. Zhivago
3. Sabriel
4. The Thornbirds
5. Farmer Boy
6. West Side Story" premiers on Broadway, 1955 on September 26th-- read a play or a book that a Broadway play was based on or a book that was based on a Broadway play. The minimum page number can be negotiable on this one if you are reading a play. Please ask but try to stay above 60 pages.
7. Read both a historical fiction and non-fiction set in the same period
8. Use a random word generator ([ http://watchout4snakes.com/creativitytoo... ]http://watchout4snakes.com/creativitytoo...) to pick a word. This word must be in the title of the book you read for this challenge. You can use the Pick a new word button only 4 times. I would suggest changing the parameters to very common word or common. The word should be a noun, adjective, or verb.


20 points:

Kelly's Choice-- Read 2 books by 2 different contemporary British authors.

25 Points

1. Pick one of the following American literary movements from the PBS website and read 2 books from 2 different authors in this literary movement. ([ http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americannovel/ti... ]http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americannovel/ti...) There will be a dropdown that says Literary Movements. There will be a blurb about each along with some important authors in each movement.
2. - Read a known classic and THEN read a book of Entertainment Weekly's List called "The New Classics:" The 100 Best Books of the Last 25 Years
([ http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20207076... ]http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20207076... After reading both write a tiny review in our thread about whether or not you think the "new" classic has the ability to stand the test of time.
3. Read a "pair" of books: A classic and then a contemporary book that was inspired by it
4. Read a book that is mentioned in a song (or if a song mentions an author you can just pick a book by that author) and then also listen to that song.
5. Read 2 books from Time's Top 100 novels list([ http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/t... ]http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/t...)
6. a. Roots (african-amrican)
b. The Kite Runner (middle eastern)
7. BEST and WORST subject:
8. disaster:


message 38: by Tami (last edited Mar 11, 2010 12:32PM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
FALL/WINTER TASKS:

5 Points

1.
2. Lisey's Song by Stephen King
3. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
4. The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven and Other Poems and The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe
5. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
6. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
7. Dracula by Bram Stoker
8. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

10 Points

1.
2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
3. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
4. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
5. Inferno by Dante and The Bonfire of Vanities by Tom Wolfe
6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7. Lady Chatterly’s Lover by DH Lawrence
8. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi

15 Points

1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audry Neffinger (England) and Not Art by Peter Esterhazy (Hungary)
3. Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
5. Animal Farm by George Orwell
6. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld and Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady by Ronald Kessler
8. The Invisible Man by HG Wells (word was invisible)

20 Points

1. Saturday by Ian McEwan and 1984 by George Orwell

25 Points

1. Realism 1865-1910: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
2. Known: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway New: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and March by Geraldine Brooks
4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (song White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane 1967)
5. Atonement by Ian McEwan and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kessey
6.
7.
8.


155 pts (02/22/10)


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message 40: by Sara (last edited Oct 27, 2009 06:28PM) (new)

Sara (thelukewarm225) | 15 comments 5 Points
1. Two library books
2. September-February
3. winter
4. fall
5. The Chocolate War
6. alcohol/drugs
7. Twilight
8. LGBT

10 Points
1. artist/musician/band/composer
2. catch-22
3. Read a book that was really hyped that you swore you would never read.
4. war
5. Read 2 books that have 2 words that are synonyms
6. romance/erotica
7. The Catcher in the Rye
8. Read a non-fiction book about a subject you find fascinating but truly don’t know much about. You must share with the group a few interesting things you learned before you can claim your points.


15 Points
1. Read a book primarily set during one of these holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza.
2. Around the World: Read 2 books set in 2 different countries that are different from where you live and that you have never traveled to before.
3. Read a book set in an alternate universe.
4. Monster
5. farm
6. Romeo and Juliet
7. historical fiction and non-fiction set in the same period
8. random word

20 points
Kelly's Choice-- Read 2 books by 2 different contemporary British authors.

25 Points
1. literary movement
2. classics
3. Read a "pair" of books: A classic and then a contemporary book that was inspired by it
4. Read a book that is mentioned in a song (or if a song mentions an author you can just pick a book by that author) and then also listen to that song.
5. Read 2 books from Time's Top 100 novels list
6. cultures
7. best/worst subject
8. disaster

total: 30 points


message 41: by abbey sophia (last edited Nov 29, 2009 08:54PM) (new)

abbey sophia (abbeysophia) | 55 comments 5 points:

1. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay; Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
2. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
3. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
6. The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence
7. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
8. Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk

10 points:

1. The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours by Jill Scott
2. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
3. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
4. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
5. Utopia by Thomas More; Paradise by Toni Morrison
6. Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin
7. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
8. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

15 points:

1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
2. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver; Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
3. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
4. Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
5. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
6. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
7. The Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser; The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
8. Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman

20 points:

Kelly's Choice. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory; Notes on a Scandal: What Was She Thinking? by Zoë Heller

25 Points:

1. Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville; The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
2. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver; Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov; Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (Los Campesinos! – Don’t Tell Me to Do the Maths)
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey; Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
6. Shanghai Girls A Novel by Lisa See; Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
7. The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine; Push: A Novel by Sapphire
8. The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger


message 42: by Candace (last edited Dec 09, 2009 07:48PM) (new)

Candace Petersen Martineau 5 Points

1. Troubled Waters and Prey
2. Night
3. White Fang
4. Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison
5. The Joy of Sex

6. TBD
7. The Silence of the Lambs
8. TBD

10 Points

1. TBD
2. Washington Square
3. Love in the Time of Cholera
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
5. TBD
6. Gone With The Wind
7. The Year of Living Biblically
8. Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey (I learned that many homeless are Vietnam veterans, I learned how difficult it is to get out of that place once you are there. I highly recommend this one!)


15 Points

1. TBD
2. Maus and
3. TBD
4. Enchantment
5. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
6. TBD
7. The Boleyn Inheritance and The 6 Wives of Henry VIII
8. Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth


20 points:

The Gun Seller and The Constant Princess

25 Points

1. Postmodernism- The Catcher in the Rye and Lolita
2. - TBD and The Glass Castle
3. The Crucible and Practical Magic
4. TBD
5. Revolutionary Road and The Man Who Loved Children
6. -
1. TBD
2. TBD
3. TBD
4. TBD
5. TBD
6. TBD
7. TBD
8. The Road

70 points as of 12/09/09


message 43: by Alicia (last edited Feb 10, 2010 05:43PM) (new)

Alicia (amazingact21) I know I'm jumping in here late, but I'll see how many I can do.

5 points:

1. Handle with Care and City of Bones
2. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
3. The Winter of Our Discontent
4. TBD
5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
6. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
7. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
8. TBD


10 Points:

1. Jack's Mannequin by Jack's Mannequin
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. The Lovely Bones It turned out to be amazing!
4. Slaughterhouse Five
5. Gone With The Wind and Far From the Madding Crowd
6. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
7. The Catcher in the Rye
8. The Blind Side Evolution of a Game


15 Points:

1. TBD
2. Amsterdam and TBD
3. A Lion Among Men
4. Ford County
5. TBD
6. TBD
7. TBD
8. For Love of Evil The word was "love."


20 Points:

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and Saturday


25 Points:

1. TBD
2.TBD
3. TBD
4. TBD
5. TBD
6. TBD
7. TBD
8. The Road



110 points as of 2/10/10


message 44: by Jules (last edited Feb 21, 2010 11:55AM) (new)

Jules (randomisedhabit) | 123 comments I'm late to join in, but I hope it's okay if I use the books I've read since the challenge officially began. Luckily my read-list tells me what I finished when...

5 Points
1.1 The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend
1.2 The History of the Kings of Britain
2. Jungle Child (346pp.) - author born December 25
3. The Winter King (495pp.)
4. The Shadow of the Wind (563pp.)
5. Death of a Salesman (173pp.)
6. TBD
7. Dracula (263pp.)
8. Maurice


10 Points
1. TBD
2. The Catcher in the Rye (214pp.)
3. Hamlet (259pp.)
4. Generation Kill (463pp.)
5.1 Enemy of God (473pp.)
5.2 The Blind Assassin
6. Jane Eyre (447pp.)
7. Peter Pan (185pp.)
8. Living Religions (436pp.)


15 Points
1. A Christmas Carol (95pp.)
2.1 Dubliners (256pp.) - Ireland
2.2 Norwegian Wood (416pp.) - Japan
3. Star Wars: Tempest (472pp.)
4. Anne of the Island (340pp.)
5. A Wild Sheep Chase (312pp.)
6. A Streetcar Named Desire (197pp.)
7.1 TBD
7.2 The Three Musketeers
8. The Picture of Dorian Gray (252pp.)


20 points
1.1 About a Boy (307pp.)
1.2 Excalibur (480pp.)


25 Points
1.1 Tender Is the Night (392pp.) - Lost Generation
1.2 A Farewell to Arms - Lost Generation
2.1 Uncle Tom's Cabin (415pp.)
2.2 Atonement (372pp.)
3.1 Mrs. Dalloway (205pp.)
3.2 The Hours (221pp.)
4. Smoke and Mirrors (384pp.) - Tori Amos: Carbon
5.1 I, Claudius (396pp.)
5.2 The Great Gatsby (115pp.)
6.1 The Kite Runner (341pp.) - Middle East
6.2 Daughter of Fortune (483pp.) - Latin America
7.1 An Introduction to the Study of Narrative Fiction (188pp.) - best subject: English
7.2 A Handbook of Greek Mythology (330pp.) - worst subject: History
8. The Road (307pp.)

8,846 pages/28 books
21/33 tasks completed
310 points as of 02/20/2010


message 45: by Kaion (last edited Feb 15, 2010 10:39AM) (new)

Kaion (kaionvin) 5 points:
1
2. Ragweed by Avi (born Edward Irving Wortis; December 23, 1937) 9/21*
3.
4.
5.
6.
7. Blood and Chocolate by Annete Curtis Klause
8. Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger 1/10*

10 points:
1.
2.
3. Twilight by Stephanie Meyers or 5 People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
4. Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky 2/14* (WWII)
5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 9/16
A Fabulous Creature by Zilpha Keatley Snyder 1/02 (fabulous/wondrous)*
6. The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks 12/28 *
7. Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum 12/9*
8.

15 points:
1. Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones 12/7*
2. Shizuko's Daughter by Kyoko Mori (Japan) 2/12
The Romanov Prophecy: A Novel by Steve Barry (Russia) 11/8*
3. Hexwood by Diana Wynne Jones 1/4 *
4. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke 12/1 (red) *
5. Animal Farm by George Orwell
6.
7.
8. “Full” “Badge” “Document” or “Heterosexual”

20 points:
Deep Secret by Diana Wynne Jones 10/27
Doctor Who Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell 12/17*

25 points:
1. Modernism: ee cummings and Ernest Hemingway
2. Known classic: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 1/28
New classic: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon (UK) 10/15*
I think The Curious Incident… can definitely hold up. Parenting’s hard in any generation- and the book is remarkable in its ability to make the struggles of an autistic boy universal in this ear- I think it can make it. (My whole family read it in a week… and let’s just say they aren’t all bookworms like me.) As for Pride and Prejudice, I’m actually surprised it’s so popular (its values are painfully dissonant with my modern ones)- but it’s definitely successful as a “social document”. (Or at least of what we think of 19th century upper middle- class England.)
3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 11/23
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West 11/24*
4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 11/17 (song:”Montag” by Steel Prophet- yeah it’s pretty awful)*
5. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf 12/17
Slaughter-house 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
6. Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquival (Mexico) 9/20
The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer (South Africa) 12/30*
7. Best subject (Law): The Runaway Jury by John Grisham 9/28
Worst subject (History): The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare 2/10*
8.

Tasks completed:
5 pts X 2 = 10 pts
10 pts X 4 = 40 pts
15 pts X 4 = 60 pts
20 pts X 1 = 20 pts
25 pts X 5 = 125 pts

Total points: 260


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