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message 3751: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Galloway | 661 comments CathyG

15.6. Inventors Day
September 29 is Inventors Day. Read a nonfiction book with the MPG Science or Technology, standalone or embedded.
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

Points this post: 15


Total points: 905
Tasks completed: 54
Books read: 71
Golden Oldie: 1


message 3752: by Peg (new)

Peg | 195 comments PegW
15.9. Time to Revisit
Read a book from the SRC recommended list.
I read The Other Hand, which is the original title for Little Bee, from page 4 of the list.

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 310
Golden Oldies: 1
Big Books: 4
Total Tasks Completed: 20


message 3753: by Peg (new)

Peg | 195 comments PegW
20.2 - Rookie at the Top
Read a book and use the initial letters of the title to create a word. You may also choose to include the author’s initials to create your word.
Knock Out by Catherine Coulter
to make the word cock and had 417 pages.

Points this post: 20
Total Points: 330
Golden Oldies: 1
Big Books: 4
Total Tasks Completed: 21


message 3754: by Marie-Anne (new)

Marie-Anne | 467 comments Reader name: Marie-Anne

Task 20.8: Scents of Fall: Option 2: Rosemary for Remembrance
by Felicity Pulman. The first letters of the 3-word title Rosemary For Remembrance RFR can be found in FRagRant.

Totals this posting:
Points: 20

Summary Totals:
Points: 180
Books Posted: 10
Tasks Completed: 8
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Book Tickets: 500+: 0; 750+: 0; 1000+: 0


message 3755: by Charlston (new)

Charlston Goch (list_addict) | 64 comments Readerboard Name: List_addict

25.6: TraceyL’s Task - Princess Peach

Option 1: An author using a pseudonym

Glory in Death by JD Robb
Real Name: Nora Roberts

Option 3: An MPG of ‘romance’
The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn

Total this post: 25
Total this Challenge: 90

(Thanks!!!)


message 3756: by Marie-Anne (new)

Marie-Anne | 467 comments Reader name: Marie-Anne

Task 15.7: It's Halloween!: Black Flagged Alpha
by Steven Konkoly. The word from the list in the title is BLACK.

Totals this posting:
Points: 15

Summary Totals:
Points: 195
Books Posted: 11/i>
Tasks Completed: 9
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Book Tickets: 500+: 0; 750+: 0; 1000+: 0



message 3757: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 788 comments Sarah E

5.7 - Rose DeWitt Bukater


Whispering Shadows - main character is called Paul

Total points: 795


message 3758: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 788 comments Sarah E

5.10 - No Need for Distress


El árbol de las brujas
I read an ebook but have linked to the top MMP

Total points: 800


message 3759: by Marie-Anne (new)

Marie-Anne | 467 comments Reader name: Marie-Anne

Task 10.5: Zero in: Dr. Nightingale Rides the Elephant by Lydia Adamson. The number of pages 208 has a 0

Totals this posting:
Points: 10

Summary Totals:
Points: 205
Books Posted: 12
Tasks Completed: 10
Golden Oldies: 0
Big Book Tickets: 500+: 0; 750+: 0; 1000+: 0


message 3760: by Marie-Anne (new)

Marie-Anne | 467 comments Reader name: Marie-Anne

Task 5.4: Princess Fiona: The Dream Stalker by Margaret Coel. The author's name has all the letters of OGRE: maRGarEt Oel.

Totals this posting:
Points: 5

Summary Totals:
Points: 210


message 3761: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 788 comments Sarah E

10.3 - Listen Up


Le livre de la jungle
I read a kindle edition but have linked to the top MMP

Audie Award for Excellence in Production (2016)

AR Bookfinder: IL: MG - BL: 7.5 - AR Pts: 9.0

Golden Oldie, first published 1893. I claim 1 GO ticket.

Total points: 810
Total GO tickets: 5


message 3762: by Laura (new)

Laura Fazekas | 164 comments Readerboard Name: Absurda

25.6 - TraceyL's Task: Princess Peach

Option 1: Read a book written by an author using a pen name or alias.

What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris

CS Harris is the pen name of Candice Proctor

Option 4: Read a book with a building on the cover.

King of Heists The Sensational Bank Robbery of 1878 That Shocked America by J. North Conway by J. North Conway

Points this task: 25
Golden Oldies Ticket This Task: 0
Big Book Ticket This Task: 0

Total Points to date: 560
Total Golden Oldies Tickets: 2
Total Big Book Tickets: 1


message 3763: by Marie-Anne (new)

Marie-Anne | 467 comments Reader name: Marie-Anne

Task 5.7: Rose DeWitt Bukater: Bad Medicine by C. Q Yarbro. The character's last name has a four letters: MOON.

Totals this posting:
Points: 5

Summary Totals:
Points: 215


message 3764: by Laura (new)

Laura Fazekas | 164 comments Readerboard Name: Absurda

15.9. Time to Revisit

Read a book from SRC Recommended books list

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Page 1, post 21

Points this task: 15
Golden Oldies Ticket This Task: 0
Big Book Ticket This Task: 0

Total Points to date: 575
Total Golden Oldies Tickets: 2
Total Big Book Tickets: 1


message 3765: by Marie-Anne (new)

Marie-Anne | 467 comments Reader name: Marie-Anne

Task 5.10: No Stress: The Quants by Scott Patterson.

Totals this posting:
Points: 5

Summary Totals:
Points: 220


message 3766: by Rina (last edited Nov 30, 2019 10:11AM) (new)

Rina | 456 comments Task 25. 5 - Andy P. ‘s Task: Create Your Own Compound Word


Read two books each of which has a title (subtitles are excluded) which contains a word of four or more letters which can be combined to form one compound word.
Book 1: Dream Man
Word from the title: Dream
Pages: 368 (MMPB Edition: Dream Man)

Book 2: The Body in the Boat
Word from the title: Boat
Pages: 354 (PB Edition: The Body in the Boat)

Dream + Boat = Dreamboat
Total Pages: 722
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Total points: 905
Books read: 71
Tasks completed: 54
BB Tickets: 6
GO Tickets: 4

Thank you for the challenge :-)


message 3767: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 204 comments Kathy KS

This title was originally used for Task 20.3 and will be replaced. I've adjusted totals until then.

15.5. Back to School.

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

Katherine, by Anya Seton
Classics202 users

{Already counted BB, so points stay the same there]

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Points for this task: 15
Total points : 480-20+15=475
Tasks completed: 24
Big Book tickets for this task: 0
Big Book tickets total: 4
Golden Oldies tickets for this task: 0
Golden Oldies tickets total: 1


message 3768: by Amy (new)

Amy | 644 comments Amy FL

5.7 - Rose DeWitt Bukater

100 Sideways Miles (Finn)

Points this post: 5
Total points: 785


message 3769: by Angelia (new)

Angelia | 15 comments ANGELIA

15.6. Inventors Day
Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy - Angela Garbes
Like a Mother has a MPG > Science

Points this post: 15
Total points: 195


message 3770: by Angelia (new)

Angelia | 15 comments ANGELIA

20.7 - Shorter is Sweeter - Brooklyn's Task: Two Truths and a Lie
The Turn of the Key - Ruth Ware
Option 1 - Read a book by a single author whose initials can be found in AROUND THE WORLD
Author Name: Ruth Ware

Points this post: 20
Total points: 215


message 3771: by Angelia (new)

Angelia | 15 comments ANGELIA

30.5 - Mazza1's Task (passed to Sarah E): All Hail Flavia
Option 2
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing - Hank Green

Option 4
A Place for Us - Fatima Farheen Mirza
Flavia Tittle: The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

Points this post: 30
Total points: 245


message 3772: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 788 comments Sarah E

10.10 - Scooby-Dooby-Doo!


Hamlet
From the Ghost Stories list, page 1, #31

I listened to an audio but have linked to the top MMP

Golden Oldie, first published 1603. I claim 1 GO ticket.

Total points: 820
Total GO tickets: 6


message 3773: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 867 comments 15.7. It's Halloween!

The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2) by John Scalzi
the word is Ghost

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 580



message 3774: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 788 comments Sarah E

25.7 - Cat's Task: Literary Months


September: Smoking Kills - page 1, #72
I read the kindle edition, top paperback (no MMP) is Smoking Kills

October: The Chestnut Man - published in 2019
Title initials in CHELTENHAM
I read an ebook, MMP is Kastanjemannen
Big Book, 558 pages. I claim 1 BB ticket.

Total points: 845
Total BB tickets: 6


message 3775: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 204 comments Kathy KS

I moved the book originally used for this task to Task 15.5 and am replacing it. Adjustments adding this back are included below.

20.3 - Best Review - Trishhartuk's task: We Didn’t Start the Fire

This is a one-book task. Read a book of at least 175pg that satisfies one of the following two options. REQUIRED: State which option you chose when you post.

Option 2: Read a book named in the song, or related to one of the topics mentioned. REQUIRED: Include the topic you're using in your post, and if it isn’t clear from the GR description what the connection is, please explain it.

.The Entertainment Machine: American Show Business In The Twentieth Century,, by Robert C. Toll
284 p.

Topic: Television (and other entertainment-related)
Approved in task help: message 53: by Trish

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Points for this task: 20
Total points : 495
Tasks completed: 25
Big Book tickets for this task: 0
Big Book tickets total: 4
Golden Oldies tickets for this task: 0
Golden Oldies tickets total: 1


message 3776: by Julia (new)

Julia (julia103) | 1015 comments Julia103

15.8 - A Parade - for me

Girls on the Line by Aimie K. Runyan
(AR in PARADE)

This task: 15 points
Total points: 830
BB: 8
GO: 2
Tasks completed: 50
Books read: 65


message 3777: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 13997 comments Mod
Congratulations, CathyG! Task 25.12 in the winter challenge is yours.


message 3778: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 1613 comments Task 25.4 - Two (or Three) Nations Divided by a Common Language

Read books with paired words from the list in the title
Words: AUTUMN / FALL

Quartet in Autumn: Picador Classic
Fall of Giants

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905 points


message 3779: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 13997 comments Mod
Congratulations, Rina! Task 25.13 in the winter challenge is yours.


message 3780: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 995 comments LAUREN JODI

10.3 - Listen Up

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

On page #3 of the list.

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Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 780/905
Total Books Read: 56
Tasks Completed: 38/54


message 3781: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 13997 comments Mod
Congratulations, Cat! Task 25.14 in the winter challenge is yours.


message 3782: by Stephanie (last edited Nov 30, 2019 01:13PM) (new)

Stephanie | 273 comments Stephanie127

20.2 - Rookie at the Top – Jen K's task: Fabulous Fall

Option 1: Corn Maze: Read a book and use the initial letters of the title to create a word. The initial letters of every word in the title must be used in your word.

Our Endless Numbered Days --word is DONE, book has 386 pages.

Points this post: 20
Total points: 185/905

Tasks completed: 13/54
Books read: 15


message 3783: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 788 comments Sarah E

30.1 - Ava Catherine’s Task: A Great Dame


I chose to do option 3 twice

RA in author name

Book 1: Cactus Waffle Murder by Carolyn Q. Hunter
I read the kindle edition but have linked to the paperback (no MMP)

Book 2: Zombie Waffle Murder (The Wicked Waffle Series) by Carolyn Q. Hunter
I read the kindle edition but have linked to the paperback (no MMP)

Total points: 875


message 3784: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 788 comments Sarah E

30.5 - Mazza1's Task (passed to Sarah E): All Hail Flavia


Option 2: Lord Sunday - Sunday has more than 5 letters and ends in Y.

Option 4: Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
Flavia title - all words match

Total points: 905

Thanks to the mods for a great challenge.


message 3785: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 13997 comments Mod
Congratulations, Sarah E! Task 25.15 in the winter challenge is yours.


message 3786: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 104 comments Jen K

25.6 - TraceyL's Task: Princess Peach

Option 3: MPG Romance
Christmas at Lilac Cottage

Option 4: Building on Cover
Wolves of the Calla -931 pages
Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, #5) by Stephen King

**** requesting 2 BB tickets @ 931 pages****

This Post: 25
Total Points: 670


message 3787: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 104 comments Jen K

20.6 - Seasoned Reader – Roxana's task: Well-seasoned fowl

Option 3: Leaving the nest
The Bookshop on the Corner
Book #1 of Scottish Bookshop series
Book #2 The Bookshop on the Shore was published June 25, 2019

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Points this Post: 20
Total Points: 690


message 3788: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 104 comments Jen K

20.4 - GOLDEN OLDIES - Tien's task: My Big Classic Books Year

Option 2: Publishing year
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography, #1) by Maya Angelou
first published 1069

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Points this Post: 20
Total Points: 710


message 3789: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 104 comments Jen K

5.10 - No Need for Distress
Year of Yes


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Points this Post: 5
Total Points: 715


message 3790: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 364 comments VAL TX

10.9 - Portrait of a Lady - Read a book with a cover that depicts a female figure alone with no other human forms present.
Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce by A.J. Pearce


This post:
Points - 10

Total:
Points - 165
GO Tickets - 2
BB Tickets - 3


message 3791: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 364 comments VAL TX

20.3 - Best Review - Trishhartuk's task: We Didn’t Start the Fire - This is a one-book task. Read a book of at least 175pg that satisfies one of the following two options.

Option 1: Read a book first published between 1949 and 1989 (inclusive), where the author’s initials can be found in “WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE”.
The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton

Book first published in 1981.
Book has 656 pages, claiming one BB ticket.


This post:
Points - 20
BB Tickets - 1

Total:
Points - 185
GO Tickets - 2
BB Tickets - 4


message 3792: by Helen (last edited Nov 30, 2019 04:30PM) (new)

Helen | 84 comments Helen A.


Task 50.1
3 tasks, 750 pages

Part 1 "ber"
A Plague of Rats and Rubbervines: The Growing Threat Of Species Invasions 371 pages

Part 2 Mystery or Thriller with RR
The Sinner by Tess GaRRitsen 419 pages

Part 3 Letters of COAT in title
Murder With Peacocks murder wiTh peACOcks 311 pages

Total pages 1101


Total Points: now 695
Total tasks: 36
BB= 1 at 500, 1 at 750=2
GO= 2


message 3793: by Amy (new)

Amy | 644 comments Amy FL

5.1 - Taking Action

Airborn

Points this post: 5
Total points: 790


message 3794: by Helen (last edited Nov 30, 2019 04:29PM) (new)

Helen | 84 comments Helen A.

Task 5.2
Author initial in DAMSEL IN DISTRESS

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris damsel in DiStress

Total Points: now 700
Total tasks: 37
BB=2
GO=2


message 3795: by Helen (last edited Nov 30, 2019 04:29PM) (new)

Helen | 84 comments Helen A.

Task 10.9

Woman on Cover

100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism

100 Times A Memoir of Sexism by Chavisa Woods

(She is disconnected but obviously one woman!)

Total Points: 710
Total Tasks: 38
BB=2
GO=2


message 3796: by Helen (new)

Helen | 84 comments Helen A.

Task 10.8

Dead Author

Nature Stories by Jules Renard
First published 1894

I request 1 more Golden Oldie Ticket

Total Tasks: 39
Total points: 720
BB=2

GO=now 3


message 3797: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1574 comments perletwo



5.9 - Elizabeth Swann -
read a book with a bird on the cover or the name of a specific type of bird in the title/subtitle.



The Chinese Parrot (ShandonPress) by Earl Derr Biggers The Chinese Parrot

First printed in 1926, this qualifies for a Golden Oldie ticket.



Points this task: 05
Total points: 625
Golden Oldies ticket requests: 3
Big Book ticket requests: 1
Books read: 4
Tasks completed: 33


message 3798: by Helen (new)

Helen | 84 comments Helen A.

Task 15.1

2 books

Book 1: Repeated Word
Dictionary of Theories Theories repeated in title + subtitle

I request another Big Book ticket for this book: 637 pages

Book 2: Who in Title

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much


Total points: 735
Total tasks: 40
Big Books= now 3
G.O.=3


message 3799: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 204 comments Kathy KS

Book 2 was originally used for Task 10.9 and is being moved to here. I've adjusted point totals below

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.
Steel Tide, by Natalie C. Parker
448 p.

Book 2. Read a short book, fewer than 200 pages, with a long title, at least 5 words
To Be Taught, If Fortunate, by Becky Chambers
153 p.
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Points for this task: 30
Total points : 495-10+30=515
Tasks completed: 25
Big Book tickets for this task: 0
Big Book tickets total: 4
Golden Oldies tickets for this task: 0
Golden Oldies tickets total: 1


message 3800: by Pia (last edited Nov 30, 2019 05:56PM) (new)

Pia | 992 comments 10.3 - Listen Up
Read a book that has won or been nominated (a finalist) for an Audie Award

Educated by Tara Westover

Audie Award for Best Female Narrator (2019)

Link to paperback: Educated by Tara Westover

POINTS
Points This Post: 10
Points Total: 290/905
Golden Oldies: 
Big Books: 1
500 (√) 750 () 1000 ()
GO Total: 
BB Total: 
Tasks Completed: 17

Last post of the season. Thanks everyone


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