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message 1: by Dlmrose (last edited Nov 30, 2014 07:58AM) (new)

Dlmrose | 16936 comments Mod
The Winter 2014 challenge will begin at midnight, EST December 1, 2014, and end at midnight, EST, February 28, 2015.

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 general guidelines 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 links to books in your completed task posts. The links must be posted with the individual tasks - a list of links elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
2. If you are claiming a Goodreads Author ticket, you must claim it along with the individual task post and include the author's name. A list of names elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
3. If you are claiming a Big Books ticket, you must claim it along with the individual task post and specifically state that it is a Big Book. 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.
5. If the task requires a cover element, you MUST include the cover when you post.
6. Remember to include all "Required" task elements.
7. If your book was approved in the Help Thread for the task, the Genre Verification thread, or Not Really a Kids Book, please indicate that in your post.
8. Post tasks in numerical order, from smallest to largest.

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

Good luck and have fun!


message 2: by Colette (new)

Colette Guerin (coletteguerin) | 226 comments ColetteG

Task 30.8 Make Your TBR List Say Uncle

Book 1
Option 2 Red all Over
17 & Gone
BL 5.6 AR 13.0

Book 2
Option 5 Guilty Pleasures Mystery/Thrillers...
To the Grave
Steve Robinson Goodreads author

30 task pts
1 pt Goodreads author


message 3: by Colette (new)

Colette Guerin (coletteguerin) | 226 comments ColetteG

Task 5.5 Thalia
Genre: Humor/Comedy

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Mindy Kaling

5 pts for task


message 4: by Pamela (new)

Pamela (pamela3265) | 979 comments Pamela3265

5.5 - Thalia

Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson (Goodreads Author)

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
Goodreads Authors this post: 1
Total Goodreads Authors:
Big Book Tickets this post:
Total Big Book Tickets: 0
Big Books - 500+: 0
Big Books - 750+: 0
Big Books - 1000+:


message 5: by Teresa Jo (last edited Dec 02, 2014 06:59PM) (new)

Teresa Jo (teresajo) | 248 comments Teresa Jo

10.7. You Can Do It! Main page genres: Health. Genre approved, post #15

Yoga for Fibromyalgia: Move, Breathe, and Relax to Improve Your Quality of Life by Shoosh Lettick Crotzer

This Post
Points: 10
Goodreads Author: No
Big Books: No

Total Points: 10 / 1045 (0.95%)
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 0


message 6: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments HINA

10.10. A New Blog for a New Year - Read a book that has been reviewed in Blogging for a Good Book

Finders Keepers by Sharon Sala.
Blogging For A Good Book Review


**Sharon Sala is goodreads author.**


Current post:
Points: 10
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 10
Total Goodreads Authors: 1
Total Big Book Tickets:
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 7: by Mhairi (new)

Mhairi | 358 comments 5.2 Clio - Read a book that has the genre "History" or "Historical Fiction."
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwen
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
Goodreads Authors this post: 0
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets this post: 0
Total Big Book Tickets: 0
Big Books - 500+: 0
Big Books - 750+: 0
Big Books - 1000+:


message 8: by Teresa Jo (last edited Dec 02, 2014 06:59PM) (new)

Teresa Jo (teresajo) | 248 comments Teresa Jo

5.7 - Polyhymnia Main page genres: Spirituality or Inspirational

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

Goodreads Author Brené Brown

This Post
Points: 5
Goodreads Author: Yes
Big Books: No

Total Points: 15 / 1045 (1.43%)
Total Goodreads Authors: 1
Total Big Books: 0


message 9: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (anne21) AKC

Task 15.9 Public Enemy
Crime on main genre page

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb
Divided in Death (In Death, #18) by J.D. Robb

Points this post: 15
Total points : 15


message 10: by Teri-K (last edited Dec 02, 2014 02:58PM) (new)

Teri-K | 719 comments 5.3 - Musical instrument on the cover.
Twelve Drummers Drumming (Father Christmas Mystery #1) by C.C. Benison cover OK'd in help thread post #17.
C.C. Benison is a GRA.

10.6 - Genre "espionage" or "spy thriller." 
Mrs. Pollifax on Safari


Points: 15
GRA tickets: 1

ETA - correcting my cut-and-paste mistake before it got evaluated, I think. :)


message 11: by Emily S. (last edited Dec 01, 2014 06:10PM) (new)

Emily S. (esondie) | 0 comments Captain America Girl

5.2 - Clio

I read a publisher's advance copy of How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy by Vanessa Kelly. It is listed as a Historical Romance.

Vanessa Kelly is a GR Author.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks complete: 1
Books read: 1
GR Authors: 1
Big Books:
500+ - 0
750+ - 0
1000+ - 0


message 12: by Morgan (last edited Dec 01, 2014 07:23PM) (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 971 comments MORGAN FAERIESFOLLY

5.9 Urania
Read a book with the name of a celestial object, defined as a natural object located outside of Earth's atmosphere, such as the Moon, the Sun, an asteroid, a planet (excluding Earth), or stars, in the title or subtitle.

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars #1) by Ian Doescher

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope

I read the Kindle edition. The hardcover has 174 pages.

10.10 A New Blog for a New Year
Read a book that has been reviewed in this blog.

Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Review on Blog

Kurtis J. Wiebe is a **Goodreads Author**

[POINTS]
This Post: 5 + 10 = 15
Total Points: 15/1070
Books Read: 2
Completed Tasks: 2/60
Pages Read: 302
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: [500+: 0] [750+: 0] [1000+: 0]


message 13: by Teresa Jo (last edited Dec 02, 2014 07:00PM) (new)

Teresa Jo (teresajo) | 248 comments Teresa Jo

10.10. A New Blog for a New Year Blogging for a Good Book
Review dated 6/6/13

Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden

Goodreads Author Blaine Harden

The book is listed on the AR Bookfinder ( IL:UG ) but does not have Children as a genre.

This Post
Points: 10
Goodreads Author: Yes
Big Books: No

Winter Totals
Total Points: 25 / 1045 (2.39%)
Total Goodreads Authors: 2
Total Big Books: 0


message 14: by Sheila (last edited Dec 02, 2014 06:27AM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2240 comments Sheila


5.2 - Clio
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter


5.3 - Euterpe
Steel Guitar (A Carlotta Carlyle Mystery #4) by Linda Barnes Steel Guitar by Linda Barnes


Total Points = 10


message 15: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7392 comments Delicious Dee

5.8 - Terpsichore
Fever Dream - Annabel Joseph (GR Author) - both main characters are ballet dancers

Points this Post: 5
Points Total: 5
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets:


message 16: by Megan (new)

Megan Underwood | 29 comments MEGUNDER

5.6 Melpomene (Causes of Ugly Crying List)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky; Page 1, #23 of List

I read the Kindle edition. The hardcover has 213 pages.


[POINTS]
This Post: 5 = 5
Total Points: 5/1070
Books Read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1/60
Pages Read: 213
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: [500+: 0] [750+: 0] [1000+: 0]


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

Hana C.

30.5 - Sandy's task: Atlantis

1. Read a book about Atlantis or Atlanteans.

Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day

Atlantis Rising is approved in Post 35 of the Help Thread.

2. Read a book with the genre "utopia" or "dystopia" on its main page.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

***********

Points this Post: 30
Total Points: 30


Angel **Book Junkie**  | 436 comments 5.1 - Calliope
Poetry on Main Page

Poems, Series 1 | Emily Dickinson | 145 Pages | ♥♥♥♥ |

♥ ♥ ♥
This Task
Points: 5
GR Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+:
♥ ♥ ♥
Totals:
Total: ★5/1070 ★
Tasks Completed: ★1/60★
Books Read: 1
GR Authors:
Big Books: 500+:
★All Tasks Completed★


message 19: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments HINA

15.7 Creature Feature - Read a book with one of these words in the title or subtitle: centaur, chimera, dragon, giant, gorgon, griffin, harpy, minotaur, pegasus, satyr, sphinx, serpent, siren, unicorn.

The Dragon Lord by Connie Mason.
Dragon in Title


Current post:
Points: 15
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 25
Total Goodreads Authors: 1
Total Big Book Tickets:
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 20: by Beth (new)

Beth | 665 comments 10.6. Better Check that Gift Horse's Mouth!: Seducing the Spy by Celeste Bradley

10.7. You Can Do It!: The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast by Mark Hyman

Points: 20


message 21: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 50 comments NicoleS

5.3 - Euterpe. Identifiable musical instrument

Get Happy by Mary Amato Get Happy by Mary Amato

Current post:
Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: Yes
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 5
Total Goodreads Authors: 1
Total Big Book Tickets:
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


Angel **Book Junkie**  | 436 comments 5.2 - Clio
Historical Fiction on Main Page

The Fairy Tale Bride | Kelly McClymer | 319 Pages | ♥♥ | GR Author

♥ ♥ ♥
This Task
Points: 5
GR Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+:
♥ ♥ ♥
Totals:
Total: ★10/1070 ★
Tasks Completed: ★2/60★
Books Read: 2
GR Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+:
★All Tasks Completed★


message 23: by Alex (new)

Alex | 188 comments RockyNook

15.5 - California Dreamin' - read a book set in California

Dead Weight - T.R. Ragan

The book takes place in Sacramento where the main character is a Private Investigator.

Current post:
Points: 15
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 15
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Total Big Book Tickets: 0
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+


message 24: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Fiona aka Titch

30.6 - Elizabeth B's task: Twice the Fun


NYPD Red & NYPD Red 2 - James Patterson *Goodreads Author* Rolled a 6 and both are Mysteries

Points this post: 30
Total Points: 30
GR Authors this post: 1
Total GR Authors:
Big Book Tickets this post:
Total Big Book Tickets:
BBooks - 500+:
BBooks - 750+:
BBooks - 1000+:

Total books read: 2


message 25: by Shanon (new)

Shanon (shanonrenee) | 4 comments ShanonRenee

5.8 Terpsichode - Read a book that features dances - the connection must be obvious in the Goodreads description of the book

Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly by Robert Dalby

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


message 26: by Nicola (last edited Dec 02, 2014 11:51AM) (new)

Nicola | 1362 comments M1NKS

15.8 - Under My Thumb

4.50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie

Mods please note - although the book description is for some reason not written in English the book itself is.

POINTS
Points This Post: 15
Points Total: 15
GR Author: 0
Big Books: [500+: 0] [750+: 0] [1000+: 0]
Tasks Completed: 1


message 27: by Teri-K (last edited Dec 02, 2014 12:34PM) (new)

Teri-K | 719 comments 5.4 "Love" found in title or author's name.
Author's name: Maud Hart Lovelace
I read Betsy and Joe: A Betsy-Tacy High School Story IL: UG - BL: 5.0 - AR Pts: 9.0

15.8 Cover that shows a thumb.
I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld, #38) by Terry Pratchett
IL: UG - BL: 6.2 - AR Pts: 17.0

New points this post: 20
Total w/this post: 35 

GRA tickets this post: 0
Total w/this post: 1

Total tasks completed: 4
Total books read: 4

Post #: 27


message 28: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 2242 comments Nick KY

First Post -- Here we go.

10.9 Get to Know the Author From page 1 of the list, I read a book by Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of Maladies.

Points This Post: 10
Total Points So Far: 10


message 29: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (cynthiabaxter) | 658 comments CYNBAXTER:

15.10 All I Want For Christmas is U
Read a book with a word that begins with the letter "U" in the title or subtitle.

Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill

512 pgs – this is a Big Book

Points this Post: 15
Total Points: 15
Total Tasks: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: (500) 1; (750) 0; (1000) 0
Total Books Read: 1


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Hana C.

20.10 - Group Reads

Candy Cane Murder With Holiday Recipe Card by Joanne Fluke

My post is #2 in the Discussion Thread.

*************
Points this Post: 20
Total Points: 50


message 31: by Erika (new)

Erika Edwards (erikawithak) | 156 comments 5.2 - Clio

Z A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler by Therese Anne Fowler 12/02/2014

Historical Fiction is a main page genre.

Therese Anne Fowler is a GRA.

Current post:
Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0

Totals:
Total Points: 5
Total Goodreads Authors: 1
Total Big Book Tickets: 0
Total Tasks Done: 1
Total Books Read: 1


message 32: by Kaity (new)

Kaity | 375 comments Kait

5.6 - Melpomene
A book found on the Causes of Ugly Crying list.
Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor -- #240 on Causes of Ugly Crying list; Page 3

Laini Taylor is a GR Author.
Days of Blood & Starlight qualifies for 1 BB Ticket at 513 pages.



Points This Post: 5
GR Authors This Post: 1
Big Book Tickets This Post: 1

Total Points: 5
Total GR Authors: 1
Total Big Book Tickets: 1


message 33: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Greene (dakimel) | 866 comments Dakimel

15.9 Public Enemy

I read A Man Lay Dead which has crime as a main page genre.

20.10 - Group Reads

I read & discussed Code Name Verity for the WWII option.

TALLY:
This post - 35
Total - 35


message 34: by Shauna (new)

Shauna | 186 comments 15.4 Ring in the New

Book 1 - Read a book first published between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015.
Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips *Goodreads Author*
*Published 08/26/2014
*BB - 544 Pages

Book 2 - Read a book identified on GR as book #1 in a series.
Imposter by Karen Fenech *Goodreads Author*
*The Protectors #1

Totals for Challenge
Points this task: 15
Total Points: 15

Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books - 500+: 1
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 35: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 971 comments MORGAN FAERIESFOLLY

5.5 - Thalia
Read a book with the genre "Humor," "Comedy," or "Funny" on its main page. Genres may be stand alone or embedded.

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh

[POINTS]
This Post: 5
Total Points: 20/1070
Books Read: 3
Completed Tasks: 3/60
Pages Read: 671
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: [500+: 0] [750+: 0] [1000+: 0]


message 36: by Victoria (last edited Dec 02, 2014 06:32PM) (new)

Victoria (vicki_c) Victoria C
(nervous - first post!)(and thanks Morgan, I copied your summary format!)

5.6 - Melpomene
Read a book found on the Causes of Ugly Crying list.
Looking for Alaska by Goodreads author John Green.

#19 (page 1) on Causes of Ugly Crying List

[POINTS]
This Post: 5
Total Points: 5/1070
Books Read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1/60
Pages Read: 256
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: [500+: 0] [750+: 0] [1000+: 0]


message 37: by Teresa Jo (last edited Dec 03, 2014 04:49AM) (new)

Teresa Jo (teresajo) | 248 comments Teresa Jo

25.2 - Andy P's task: Hats off to Translators
Book 1: A Nod to the Romans: original language Portuguese, translated to English
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and translated by Alan R. Clarke

Goodreads Author Paulo Coelho

The book is listed on the AR Bookfinder ( IL:UG ) but does not have Children as a genre.
Book approved, post #74

Book 2: And to the Greeks: original language Korean, translated to English
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin and translated by Kim Chi-Young

This Post
Points: 25
Goodreads Author: Yes
Big Books: No

Winter Totals
Total Points: 50 / 1045 (4.78%)
Total Goodreads Authors: 3
Total Big Books: 0


message 38: by Lacy (last edited Dec 02, 2014 06:44PM) (new)

Lacy | 106 comments Lacy Susanne

10.10 A New Blog for a New Year

Read a book reviewed on Blogging for a Good Book

July's People by Nadine Gordimer

Link to review:
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2014/09/29...

Total points: 10/1070
Books read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1/60
Pages Read: 160
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500(0); 750(0); 1000(0)


message 39: by Vicki Willis (new)

Vicki Willis Vicki

15.5 CA Dreamin'
The Language of Secrets
More than 50% set in CA by Dianne Dixon a GRA

This post:
15 pts
1 GRA


message 40: by Meg (new)

Meg (megscl) | 1360 comments MEGSCL
5.3 – Euterpe
Jigs & Reels by Joanne Harris Violin and Trumpet on cover.
**Joanne Harris is a GRA

New Points this Post: 5
New Tickets this post: 1 gra

TOTAL TO DATE
Points: 5
Tasks: 1
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0
Books: 1


message 41: by Alkmini (last edited Dec 03, 2014 01:19AM) (new)

Alkmini | 32 comments ALKMINI
Task 5.1
Calliope
Read a book with the genre "Poetry" on its main page
Macbeth

This Post
Points: 5
Goodreads Author: No
Big Books: No

Winter Totals
Total Points: 5
Total Tasks: 1
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 0


message 42: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Everest (chriseverest) | 107 comments ChrisEverest

30.6

Dice said 3 : Series title same word

(Booktown Mystery #1)

Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
Murder is Binding

(Booktown Mystery #2)

Bookmarked For Death (Booktown Mystery #2) by Lorna Barrett
Bookmarked For Death

Lorna Barrett is a GRA


message 43: by Cheri (new)

Cheri (jovali2) Cheri

15.5 - California Dreamin'
(Read a book set primarily in California.)

I read Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. The story takes place in San Francisco, California.

Current post:
15 points

Total Winter 2014-15:
Points: 15


message 44: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments HINA

10.9. Get to Know the Author - Read a book written by an author interviewed by Goodreads - Author Interviews.

Back to the Bedroom by Janet Evanovich.
Page 5 in Author Interviews

**Janet Evanovich is goodreads author.**

Current post:
Points: 10
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 35
Total Goodreads Authors: 2
Total Big Book Tickets:
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 45: by Jonquil (last edited Dec 03, 2014 06:51AM) (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

30.6 - Elizabeth B's task: Twice the Fun

Rolled a five

Task 5 5. AWARD: Read 2 books that have won the same award:
Agatha Award

Book 1 of 2 Agatha Award for Best First Novel (2010)
The Long Quiche Goodbye 314 pages

by Avery Aames (Goodreads Author)

Book 2 of 2 Agatha Award 2013 Best First Novel (2013)
Death al Dente 304 pages

by Leslie Budewitz (Goodreads Author)



Points this post: 30
Total points: 30
Goodreads authors this post: 2
Total goodreads authors: 2


message 46: by Beth (new)

Beth | 665 comments 5.5 - Thalia: Turds in the Punch Bowl: A Story of No Ordinary Friendship by Jen Ashton

Points: 25


message 47: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1673 comments 5.6 My Way


I read Last Days in Babylon: The History of a Family, the Story of a Nation which tells the family history of the author. This book was approved on the help thread.

Points: 15
Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1
Pages read: 290


message 48: by Shauna (new)

Shauna | 186 comments 5.10 - Who's Your Muse?

Read a book of your choice
Starry Night by Debbie Macomber *Goodreads Author*

Totals for Challenge
Points this task: 5
Total Points: 20

Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books - 500+: 1
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 49: by Fiona (Titch) (last edited Dec 03, 2014 09:16AM) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Fiona aka Titch

10.8. Our Friends in Tuxedos


A Touch of Lilly - Nina Pierce *Goodreads Author* N & P

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 40
GR Authors this post: 1
Total GR Authors: 2
Big Book Tickets this post:
Total Big Book Tickets:
BBooks - 500+:
BBooks - 750+:
BBooks - 1000+:

Total books read: 3


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