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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

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description'LOST IN SPACE Reading Challenge'description


Challenge Begins: January 1, 2020
Challenge Ends: when you finish your journey

✪ After signing up, you will receive your own thread.
✪ In that thread, there will be a list of the planets in our Solar System and our Sun.
✪ Each planet and the Sun will have a set of tasks.
✪ In your thread you will request the tasks for a specific planet or the Sun. The planets and the Sun can be requested in any order.
✪You will chose one task to read for that planet or the Sun and then report on the reporting thread when you have completed the assignment.
✪ In your report you will request the next planet or the Sun.
✪ You continue until you have read a task for each of the planets and the Sun.

Please follow this format for your Completion Posts.
Completion Report:
Planet or the Sun:
Task:
Book:
Author:
Date Read:
How My Book Fit the Task:
Next Planet or the Sun:

descriptionRules:
Books must be 140 pages.
Re-reads and audio books are okay.
Page count for audio books will be determined by the hardcover issue. If there is no hardcover, then paperback issue. Where there is more than one edition, the one with the highest number of ratings will be used.


message 2: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Apr 01, 2020 09:56PM) (new)

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List of Planets and the Sun

Pluto
Neptune
Uranus
Saturn
Jupiter
Mars
Earth
Mercury
Venus
the Sun



message 3: by Megan (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments The first one I’m going to pick is Venus


message 4: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14243 comments Mod
Megan wrote: "The first one I’m going to pick is Venus"

Venus it is :)


message 5: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14243 comments Mod
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Venus:
1. Read a science fiction book.
2. Venus is shrouded by an opaque layer of highly reflective clouds. Read a book with clouds on the cover.
3. Venus was the first planet visited by a spacecraft. Plans have been proposed for rovers or more complex missions, but they are hindered by Venus's hostile surface conditions. Read a book set during a battle or war.
4. Venus is similar to Earth in size and mass, and is often described as Earth's "sister" or "twin". Read a book about sisters or twins.
5. Venus is the 2nd planet from the Sun. Read the 2nd book in a series.


message 6: by Megan (last edited Feb 02, 2020 10:36AM) (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments Completion Report:
Planet or the Sun: Venus
Task: 4. Venus is similar to Earth in size and mass, and is often described as Earth's "sister" or "twin". Read a book about sisters or twins.
Book: Erasing Time
Author: C.J. Hill
Date Read: 2/2/20
How My Book Fit the Task: It’s about twin sisters.
Next Planet or the Sun: Sun


message 7: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

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the Sun:
1. Read a science fiction book.
2. The Sun is gradually becoming hotter. Read a book with a person on the cover that you consider hot.
3. The Sun is a G-type main-sequence star. Read a book whose title begins with a 'G' (ignoring 'a', 'an' and 'the').
4. The Sun does not have a definite boundary. Read a book where the main character travels to a different country.
5. The Sun has been regarded by some cultures as a deity. Read a book that has been shelved as 'Mythology'.


message 8: by Megan (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments Completion Report:
Planet or the Sun: Sun
Task: 3. The Sun is a G-type main-sequence star. Read a book whose title begins with a 'G' (ignoring 'a', 'an' and 'the').
Book: Gemina
Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Date Read: 2/17/20
How My Book Fit the Task: Starts with the letter 'G'
Next Planet or the Sun: Neptune

I'm not quite finished with Gemina yet but I wanted to go ahead and post something so I can search for a book tomorrow. I've also got a few books coming from the library so I may put the challenge on hold if the books I'm getting don't fit. I'm really glad this is an open-ended challenge.


message 9: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

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Hopefully one of your library books will fit a task for Neptune.


message 10: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14243 comments Mod
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Neptune:
1. Read a science fiction book.
2. Neptune is also the Roman god of the sea. Read a book with water on the cover.
3. There was a heated nationalistic rivalry between the French and the British over who deserved credit for the discovery. Read a book set in France or Great Britain.
4. Shortly after its discovery, Neptune was referred to simply as "the planet exterior to Uranus". Read a book that has been published under a different name.
5. Neptune is the 8th planet from the Sun. Read the 8th book in a series.


message 11: by Megan (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments Completion Report:
Planet or the Sun: Neptune
Task: 1. Read a science fiction book.
Book: Obsidio
Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Date Read: 2/28/20
How My Book Fit the Task: It's a sci-fi book.
Next Planet or the Sun: Pluto


message 12: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

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Pluto:
1. Read a science fiction book.
2. Pluto is also a Disney character. Read a book that was made into a movie.
3. Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. Read a book with an author's name starts with 'C' or 'T'.
4. The New Horizons spacecraft performed a flyby of Pluto on July 14, 2015. Read a book first published in 2015.
5. Pluto was the 9th planet from the Sun. Read the 9th book in a series.


message 13: by Megan (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments Completion Report:
Planet or the Sun: Pluto
Task: Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. Read a book with an author's name starts with 'C' or 'T'.
Book: The Inventor's Secret
Author: Andrea Cremer
Date Read: 3/4/20
How My Book Fit the Task: Author's last name starts with 'C'.
Next Planet or the Sun: Jupiter


message 14: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14243 comments Mod
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Jupiter:
1. Read a science fiction book.
2. Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. Read a book with 400+ pages.
3. The best known feature of Jupiter is the Great Red Spot, a persistent storm. It rotates counterclockwise, with a period of about six days. Read a book from start to finish within 6 days.
4. In 1955, bursts of radio signals were detected coming from Jupiter. Listen to an audio book.
5. Jupiter is the 5th planet from the Sun. Read the 5th book in a series.


message 15: by Megan (last edited Mar 19, 2020 02:50PM) (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments Completion Report:
Planet or the Sun: Jupiter
Task: 3. The best known feature of Jupiter is the Great Red Spot, a persistent storm. It rotates counterclockwise, with a period of about six days. Read a book from start to finish within 6 days.
Book: The Turncoat's Gambit
Author: Andrea Cremer
Date Read: 3/19/20
How My Book Fit the Task: I started reading on 3/14 and finished on 3/19
Next Planet or the Sun: Mars


message 16: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

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Mars:
1. Read a science fiction book.
2. Mars is called the "Red Planet". Read a book with a red cover.
3. The fashionable idea that Mars was populated by intelligent Martians exploded in the late 19th century. Read a historical book.
4. Mars is scarred by a number of impact craters: a total of 43,000 craters have been found. Read a book with a scarred main character.
5. Mars is the 4th planet from the Sun. Read the 4th book in a series.


message 17: by Megan (last edited Mar 28, 2020 04:28PM) (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments Completion Report:
Planet or the Sun: Mars
Task: 3. The fashionable idea that Mars was populated by intelligent Martians exploded in the late 19th century. Read a historical book.
Book: Rebels Rising
Author: Shanna Swendson
Date Read: 3/26/20
How My Book Fit the Task: Historical fiction.
Next Planet or the Sun: Mercury


message 18: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14243 comments Mod
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Mercury:
1. Read a science fiction book.
2. Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System. Read a book that has 150 - 199 pages.
3. The planet has no known natural satellites. Read a standalone book.
4. The first spacecraft to visit Mercury was NASA's Mariner 10 (1974–1975). Read a book first published in 2010.
5. Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun. Read the 1st book in a series.


message 19: by Megan (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments Completion Report:
Planet or the Sun: Mercury
Task: 3. The planet has no known natural satellites. Read a standalone book.
Book: Sophia, Princess Among Beasts
Author: James Patterson and Emily Raymond
Date Read: 3/28/20
How My Book Fit the Task: This is a standalone book.
Next Planet or the Sun: Earth


message 20: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

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Earth:
1. Read a science fiction book set on Earth.
2. Earth is the only astronomical object known to harbor life. Read a book where a baby is born.
3. The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits Earth as its only natural satellite. Read a spin-off book.
4. As of April 2018, there are 1,886 operational, human-made satellites orbiting Earth. Read a book that has more than 1,886 ratings.
5. Earth the is 3rd planet from the Sun. Read the 3rd book in a series.


message 21: by Megan (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments Completion Report:
Thread: Megan in the Alexander
Planet or the Sun: Earth
Task: 4. As of April 2018, there are 1,886 operational, human-made satellites orbiting Earth. Read a book that has more than 1,886 ratings.
Book: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Author: Stuart Turton
Date Read: 4/1/20
How My Book Fit the Task: It has 91,588 ratings.
Next Planet or the Sun: Uranus


message 22: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14243 comments Mod
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Uranus:
1. Read a science fiction book.
2. Uranus is called the "ice giant". Read a book set during the wintertime.
3. In 1986, images from Voyager 2 showed Uranus as an almost featureless planet. Read a book without a person on the cover.
4. The Uranian system has a unique configuration because its axis of rotation is tilted sideways. Its north and south poles, therefore, lie where most other planets have their equators. Read a book set in a different hemisphere than you.
5. Uranus is the 7th planet from the Sun. Read the 7th book in a series.


message 23: by Megan (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments Completion Report:
Planet or the Sun: Uranus
Task: 3. In 1986, images from Voyager 2 showed Uranus as an almost featureless planet. Read a book without a person on the cover.
Book: Everless
Author: Sara Holland
Date Read: 4/6/20
How My Book Fit the Task: No people on the cover.
Next Planet or the Sun: Saturn


message 24: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

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Saturn:
1. Read a science fiction book.
2. Saturn is known as the "Ringed Planet". Read a book where the main character is married.
3. The Cassini–Huygens space probe entered orbit around Saturn on 1 July 2004. Read a book that was published in July.
4. The continued exploration of Saturn is still considered to be a viable option for NASA as part of their ongoing New Frontiers program of missions. Read a book by an author that is new to you.
5. Saturn is the 6th planet from the Sun. Read the 6th book in a series.


message 25: by Megan (last edited Apr 17, 2020 09:24AM) (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments Completion Report:
Thread: Megan in the Alexander
Planet or the Sun: Saturn
Task: 4. The continued exploration of Saturn is still considered to be a viable option for NASA as part of their ongoing New Frontiers program of missions. Read a book by an author that is new to you.
Book: The Stranger Game
Author: Cylin Busby
Date Read: 4/16/20
How My Book Fit the Task: This is the first book I've read by her.
Next Planet or the Sun: Finished, but I would like to go again. Let's go with Earth first this time. I want to try to finish different tasks.


message 26: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14243 comments Mod
Congratulations on finishing the challenge, Megan.

Do you want me to post the tasks for planets for you or do you want to take care of yourself?


message 27: by Megan (new)

Megan (megantron119) | 48 comments I can go through and do it. I’ll keep posting the completion reports when I’m done.

This has been really fun!


message 28: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14243 comments Mod
Megan wrote: "I can go through and do it. I’ll keep posting the completion reports when I’m done.

This has been really fun!"


Okay. I'm glad you enjoyed the challenge.

By the way, I'll be posting a similar challenge based on the old Scooby-Doo cartoons in about a week.


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