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message 1: by SRC Moderator (last edited Aug 31, 2019 09:09PM) (new)

SRC Moderator | 2774 comments Mod
The Fall 2019 Challenge will begin at 00:00, ET September 1, 2019, and end at midnight, 24:00, ET, November 30, 2019.

This is where you will need to post information about completed tasks - updates to the Readerboard will be based on what is posted HERE AND ONLY HERE.

Please do not delete or edit any post in this thread!! Even if the post is not reflected on the Readerboard yet, I've often logged the post on my spreadsheet already and I will not know that you've made the changes. I do not go backwards in this thread to pick up points. If you need to make a change, just make a new post.

Please refer to the Posting Requirements for what must be included, and to the Rules of the Challenge and FAQs that will help us keep the challenge running smoothly.


NOTES:
1. You MUST post a link to books claimed for a task. Be sure that you have linked to the correct edition. See How-to and links to books in your completed task posts. The links must be posted with the individual task - a list of links elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
2. If you are claiming a Golden Oldies ticket you must specifically request a ticket along with the individual task by claiming "Golden Oldie" and stating the original publication year. A list of titles or years elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
3. If you are claiming a Big Book ticket, you must claim it along with the individual task post and specifically state that it is a Big Book ticket claim. You must include the number of pages in the book, and a link to the edition you used to establish page count. Simply including the number of pages or providing a list of books elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
4. If you claim a book that only exists in e-book form, you MUST provide either a line reference to the approved book spreadsheet or the post number in which the book was approved. See the ebook only verification thread.
5. If the task requires a cover element, you MUST include the cover when you post.
6. If the task has options, you MUST indicate the options. Remember to include all "Required" task elements.
7. If your book was approved in the Help Thread for the task, the Genre Verification thread, the Not Really for Kids thread, or the Not Really a Graphic Novel thead, please indicate that in your post.
8. Include only ONE task per post.
9. Include your point total in your post.

Any problems with task postings will be posted in the Questions/Problems thread. Please post there if you have a question about your points, Golden Oldies or Big Books.

Good luck and have fun!


message 2: by Dee (last edited Sep 02, 2019 06:24AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6714 comments Delicious Dee

5.2 - Damsel-in-Distress
Tell Me - Abigail Strom

Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 5


message 3: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1118 comments Deborah

Post #1

15.7. It's Halloween!

The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks Using GHOST

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15
Books read: 1
Tasks Done: 1


message 4: by Zach (new)

Zach | 82 comments Zach

15.8. A Parade - for me?

For this task I read The Immortal Hulk, Volume 1: Or is he Both? by Al Ewing whose initials are found in the word "parade".

Points this post: 15
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Totals:
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Points: 15
BBTs: 0
GOTs: 0


message 5: by Kathy (last edited Sep 01, 2019 01:06PM) (new)

Kathy | 171 comments Kathy KS

5.3 - Not So Helpless After All
This is my one (1) allowed book between 80 -99 pages.

Read a book found on the Badass Female Leads! Listopia. If previous book(s) in a series are on the list, subsequent books in the same series may be substituted.
Required: If substituting a series book, include the title of the series, the name of the book found on the list, and what page the book can be found on when you post.

The Flowers of Vashnoi, by Lois McMaster Bujold.
hb = 96 p.

I am substituting with a newer in book in a series: Page 2 of the list, currently at #129 is Shards of Honour (Vorkosigan Saga, #1). My chosen book is #14.1 in the same series
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Points for this task: 5
Total points : 5
Tasks completed: 1
Big Book tickets for this task: 0
Big Book tickets total: 0


message 6: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1510 comments perletwo



25.2 - Nick KY’s Task: A Visit to the Castle -
Option 1. Read a book with a main page genre of “Gothic,” alone or embedded



The Woman in Black - genre verified




Option 2. Read a book with “Humor” as a main page genre, alone or embedded.



Mort - genre verified



Points this task: 25
Total points: 025
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 02
Tasks completed: 01


message 7: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (anne21) | 266 comments Cordelia

10.9 Portrait of a Lady

The Finisher by David Baldacci
The Finisher by David Baldacci

Points: 10
Total points: 10


message 8: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 966 comments LAUREN JODI

20.10 - Group Reads

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Discussion Post #2

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Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 20/905
Total Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1/54


message 9: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6714 comments Delicious Dee

5.6 - Princess Buttercup
Only the Beginning (Only You, #4) by Elle Thorpe

Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 10


message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 71 comments Sarah H

10.6 - Birth of the Internet - Read a book written by a single author whose initials can be found in AdvancedResearchProjectsAgencyNetwork consecutively.

Room by Emma Donoghue

Points this task: 10
Total points to date: 10
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Books: 0
Tasks complete: 1
Books read: 1


message 11: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (joabroda1) | 438 comments Joanne MI

Task 15.6 Inventors Day Read a nonfiction book with the MPG Science or Technology

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

Approved in Help Thread-post # 14

Points this task 15
Total Points 15


message 12: by Darlene (new)

Darlene | 323 comments Queen Bee Darlene

5.2 Damsel-in-Distress

author initials in DAMSEL IN DISTRESS

The Power by Naomi Alderman The Power
dAmsel alderman

Points this post: 5

Total Points: 5


message 13: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sandra72) | 647 comments Sandra

15.4. The Perils of Pauline

Option 2: Read 1 book that satisfies both requirements of Option 1.

Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith

Requirement #1: author matches first or last name of cast members in serial
Author Name is Wilbur Smith; Cast member name Crane Wilbur

Requirement #2: book with word in title/subtitle that matches word in episode title
Book title is Ghost Fire; Episode title is Chapter 1 - Trial By Fire

Points this Post: 15
Total Points to date: 15


message 14: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 1969 comments trishhartuk

5.10 No Need for Distress

Relax and read a book of your choice that meets the SRC rules. For this task, a book with the main page genre Children’s or Kids may be used if it is not found in AR Bookfinder.

Lucky Les, EW Hildick
In the interest of full disclosure, it is a children’s book, although it isn’t showing any MPGs, but it isn’t in either the UK or US AR Bookfinder, hence using it for 5.10.

Points this task: 5
Books read: 1
Golden oldie: No
Big book: No

Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Golden oldies: 0
Big Book tickets: 0


message 15: by Sara (new)

Sara G | 463 comments Sara G

15.9. Time to Revisit

Blackout by Connie Willis
This book is on page 2 of the list.

I read the Kindle edition. The MMPB here has 796 pages.
**Blackout is a Big Book (796 pages). Claiming 2 BB ticket.**

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15


message 16: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2750 comments Andy P.
Task # 15.3. Time to Catch Up.

Option 2 - Read a book from the Book 2 list that has also been on your TBR for at least 1 year
Plum Island by Nelson DeMille
On my TBR list since 3/16/15
Page 6 #574 on Book 2 list
Points this post: 15
Total points: 15


message 17: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1466 comments Oma1229

5.8 - Ann Darrow
Read a book with two or more consecutive words in the title/subtitle that start with the same letter.

Rowan's Responsibility by Terri Reid

Total # of Tasks=1/54
Total # of Points read=5/905
Total # of GO Books=()
Total # of BB=500+=(),750+=(), 1000+()



message 18: by Ritika (new)

Ritika (ritikap) | 126 comments 10.9 - Portrait of a Lady
Read a book with a cover that depicts a female figure alone with no other human forms present. Obvious facial or body features and/or traditionally female clothing must be seen.

Wives and Lovers by Margaret Millar

Points this task: 10
Books read: 1
Golden oldie: No
Big book: No

Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Golden oldies: 0
Big Book tickets: 0



message 19: by Angie (new)

Angie (pinkindle) | 581 comments ANGIE CA

20.10 - Group Reads
Book: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Notes: Post #3

Total Points: 20


message 20: by Judy (new)

Judy | 671 comments JUDY

Task #5.8 Ann Darrow
The Wallflower Wager

Points this post 5

Total points 5

Tasks completed 1
Books Read 1


message 21: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6714 comments Delicious Dee

5.4 - Princess Fiona
Taking A Shot - Catherine Gayle - O in Shot, G in Taking, R in Catherine, E in Gayle

Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 15


message 22: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 9704 comments Mod
15.7 - It's Halloween!

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
the word "magic" appears on the Halloween word list and in the title

Total points: 0 + 15 = 15


message 23: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6714 comments Delicious Dee

5.7 - Rose DeWitt Bukater
Light the Lamp - Hockey star Liam Kallen lost his scoring touch when his wife died.

Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 20


message 24: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lbhick) | 672 comments Lisa MD


10.7 - Strike!

Read a book written by a single author with a name part that begins with a K - "Karen"

The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess 256 pp

The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess


📕📙📒📗📘📕📙📒📗📘📕📙📒📗📘📕📙📒📗📘


TOTALS:
Current Points: 10
Total Points: 10/905
Tasks Completed: 1/54
Books Read: 1
BB Tickets:
GO:


message 25: by Jukka (new)

Jukka Särkijärvi (nitessine) | 406 comments JUKKA

5.5 - Princess Leia
Book with STAR or WARS in title, subtitle or series name.
Star Trek: Ongoing, Volume 3 by Mike Johnson.

Total Points: 5/905
Total Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1/54
Big Books Total: 0
Golden Oldies Total: 0


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2772 comments Jayme(the ghostreader)
5.10 Book of choice
The Valley of Amazementby Amy Tan

Task +5
Grand Total: 5


message 27: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 851 comments 10.8 - Forget-Me-Not
The Widows of Broome (Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte #13) by Arthur W. Upfield

Total this Post: 10
Season Total: 10



message 28: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 358 comments VAL TX

10.8 - Forget-Me-Not - Read a book by an author who, at the time you select your book, is deceased.
La Femme de Gilles by Madeleine Bourdouxhe

Book first published in 1937, claiming one GO ticket.

This post and total:
Points - 10
Golden Oldies - 1


message 29: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lbhick) | 672 comments Lisa MD


10.3 - Listen Up

Read a book that has won or been nominated (a finalist) for an Audie Award. The award must be present on the book's GR main page.

*Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year (2017)

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda 285 pp

Hamilton The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Listened to audio. Linked to Hardback. No MMPB or PB editions

📕📙📒📗📘📕📙📒📗📘📕📙📒📗📘📕📙📒📗📘


TOTALS:
Current Points: 10
Total Points: 20/905
Tasks Completed: 2/54
Books Read: 2
BB Tickets:
GO:


message 30: by Kim (new)

Kim | 465 comments Kim O

15.4. The Perils of Pauline -- one-book option

Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War

Book 1 requirement: Author name matches a cast member - H. Donald Winkler matches Donald MacKenzie
Book 2 requirement: Word in title/subtitle matches one in an episode title - Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War matches with The Goddess of the Far West. Matching word is of.

Points this task: 15
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Totals:


Big Books - 500+: 0
Big Books - 750+: 0
Golden Oldies: 0
Tasks completed: 1


message 31: by Jukka (new)

Jukka Särkijärvi (nitessine) | 406 comments JUKKA

10.5 - Zero In
Book with zero in the number of pages.
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive by Brannon Braga has a page count of 104.

Total Points: 15/905
Total Books Read: 2
Tasks Completed: 2/54
Big Books Total: 0
Golden Oldies Total: 0


message 32: by Laure (last edited Sep 03, 2019 02:07AM) (new)

Laure (goodreadscomlaure) | 390 comments LaureY

15.2. Falling?
3. Read the last or most recently published book in a series.
Tyrant's Throne by Sebastien de Castell
#4 and last in the Greatcoats series

*I claim a Big Book ticket for this book as it is 586 pages long.*
I read less than half of it before the season started: 290 pages.

4. – Read a book with the main page genre science fiction or fantasy, standalone or embedded.
The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Total Books: 2/905
Total Tasks: 1/54

Golden Oldies this post: 0
Total Golden Oldies: 0
Big Book Tickets this post: 1
Total Big Book Tickets: 1





message 33: by Jukka (new)

Jukka Särkijärvi (nitessine) | 406 comments JUKKA

5.4 - Princess Fiona
Book with the letters OGRE in title/subtitle.
Star Trek: Next Generation - Ghosts by Zander Cannon.

Total Points: 20/905
Total Books Read: 3
Tasks Completed: 3/54
Big Books Total: 0
Golden Oldies Total: 0


message 34: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1510 comments perletwo



5.3 - Not So Helpless After All -
Read a book found on the Badass Female Leads! Listopia. If previous book(s) in a series are on the list, subsequent books in the same series may be substituted. Series books must be identified on Goodreads as part of the same series.



Vendetta in Death (In Death #49) - substituting for Naked in Death (In Death #1) found on list p. 1



Points this task: 05
Total points: 030
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 03
Tasks completed: 02


message 35: by Florence (last edited Sep 03, 2019 06:04AM) (new)

Florence Wheeler | 36 comments Task 5.8 - Ann Darrow
"Read a book with two or more consecutive words in the title/subtitle that start with the same letter"

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Consecutive words starting with the same letter: Three Things

Points this task: 5
Total points: 5
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 0
Big Book ticket requests: 0
Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1


message 36: by Erin (NY) (new)

Erin (NY) (erin_p) | 629 comments Erin NY

5.4 - Princess Fiona

In honor of Princess Fiona, read a book that has all the letters of OGRE (in any order) in the title/subtitle and/or the author's name. Books must be written by a single author.

The Giver by Lois Lowry
* thE GiveR lOis lowry

Total: 5 points


message 37: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 786 comments Cindy F

Task 10.9 Portrait Of A Lady

Female figure alone on cover

The Tea Rose (The Tea Rose, #1) by Jennifer Donnelly by Jennifer Donnelly

Claim 1 BB Ticket 675 pages

Points this post:10
Total points:10
Tasks completed:1
Books read:1
Golden Oldies:0
Big Books:1


message 38: by Denise (new)

Denise (lifewithnoplot) | 56 comments **READERBOARD NAME DENISE M**


Task 15.9 - Time to Revisit.
Read a book from the SRC Recommended Books list.

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

This book appears on page 2 of the list.

[POINTS]
This post: 15
Total points: 15
Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1


message 39: by Kevin (new)

Kevin (naughtonkp) | 105 comments 30.4- Sandy's task: The Long and the Short of It
Book 1. Read a long book, at least 350 pages, with a short title, no more than 2 words.
Book 2. Read a short book, fewer than 200 pages, with a long title, at least 5 words.
Subtitles cannot be used.

Book 1: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The edition I read had 463 pages.

Book 2: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The edition I read had 110 pages.

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Points this post: 30
Total points: 30


message 40: by Jen B (new)

Jen B (jennybee618) | 176 comments JEN B.
10.1 - I’ll Be There For You
Read a book that a Goodreads friend has read and rated 5 stars.
Required: State the GR friend or moderator.

The Banker’s Wife by Christina Alger (9/2/19)

My GR friend Kaira rated this one 5 stars

TOTAL POINTS: 10


message 41: by Kaora (new)

Kaora (ophelja) | 665 comments Kaora
10.2 - Here’s to Health

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine
Health > Medicine 20 users

Total Points: 10


message 42: by Trish (last edited Sep 03, 2019 09:05AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 1969 comments trishhartuk

15.5 Back to School

Read a book with the main page genre Classics, standalone or embedded.

The Castle of Otranto, Horace Walpole
Read the kindle edition. Top MMPB (Spanish) here. Top PB (English): here.
Shelved as Classics by 1,143 users
Golden Oldie: First published in 1764

Points this task: 15
Books read: 1
Golden oldie: Yes – the Castle of Otranto was first published in 1764
Big book: No

Total points: 20
Tasks completed: 1
Golden oldies: 1
Big Book tickets: 0


message 43: by EShay (new)

EShay Fagan (eshay11) | 397 comments 20.9
Option 1: author whose name on Goodreads includes both a J and an M
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
*Claim BB ticket 502 pgs*

Points this post: 20
Total Points: 20/905
Tasks completed: 1/54
Books Read: 1
Golden Oldies:
Big Books:500+(1) 750+(0) 1000+(0)


message 44: by Brooklyn (new)

Brooklyn (raynebair) | 226 comments raynebair

5.6 - Princess Buttercup
read a book that has yellow letters on the cover

Omega's Heart by Ann-Katrin Byrde
Omega's Heart (Mercy Hills Pack #7) by Ann-Katrin Byrde

I read the kindle version. The paperback has 598 pages.
I'm claiming 1 BB ticket for this book.

points this post: 5
total points: 5
BB tickets: 1
GO tickets: 0


message 45: by Julia (new)

Julia (julia103) | 956 comments Julia103

15.3. Time to Catch Up.

Option 2: The Raven Boys
I added this to my TBR shelf on 09/27/14. It is on page 19 of the list (#1893)

This post: 15 points
Total points: 15
BB: 0
GO:0
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1


message 46: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 1466 comments 15.5. Back to School.

Time to read something that might be assigned reading - read a book with the main page genre Classics, standalone or embedded.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
IL: MG - BL: 8.1 - AR Pts: 13.0

Claiming Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farmas Golden Oldie as it was published in 1903

Total # of Tasks=2/54
Total # of Points read=20/905
Total # of GO Books=(1)
Total # of BB=500+=(),750+=(), 1000+()



message 47: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 9704 comments Mod
10.10 - Scooby-Dooby-Doo!

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
❁ found on p. 3 of Ghost Stories list ❁

Total points: 15 + 10 = 25


message 48: by Darlene (new)

Darlene | 323 comments Queen Bee Darlene

10.3 Listen Up - has won or nominated (finalist) for Audie Award


Crimson Lake by Candace Fox Crimson Lake

Audie Award Winner for Thriller/Suspense for 2019

Points this post: 10

Total Points: 15


message 49: by Sarah Ruth (new)

Sarah Ruth (smurf_bunny) | 13 comments Sarah Ruth

Task 15.9 - Time to Revisit.
Read a book from the SRC Recommended Books list.

The Handmaid's Tale

This book appears on page 1 of the list.

[POINTS]
This post: 15
Total points: 15
Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1


message 50: by Breanna (new)

Breanna S | 20 comments Breanna

5.2 - Damsel-in-Distress

Read a book written by an author whose initials can be found in DAMSEL IN DISTRESS. All initials count. Letters can be used only as often as they appear in the target phrase. One qualifying contributor in a work by multiple authors will work.

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me By Mariko Tamaki

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books Read: 1


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