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Kate S | 5912 comments Summer 2020 Style Categories

1. Oldies (5 to 25 points): Put down the bestseller list and read something with a bit more mileage on it. Based on a book's original publication date, style points will be awarded according to the following scale:
-25 to 75 years old: 5 points (1945-1995)
-76 to 150 years old: 10 points (1870-1944)
-151 to 250 years old: 15 points (1770-1869)
-251 to 400 rs old: 20 points (1620-1769)
-400+ years old: 25 points (1619 and older).

2. Jumbo (5 to 25 points): Receive extra points for reading big books according to the following scale:
500-699 Pages: 5 Points
700-799 Pages: 10 Points
800-899 Pages: 15 Points
900-999 Pages: 20 Points
1000+ Pages: 25 Points

3. Multiple (5 points): For reading in-depth, reward yourself with 5 style points each time you repeat a task.


message 2: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5912 comments Bonuses

Completion Bonuses

1. RwS Finish (100 points): Complete all Reading with Style tasks (20 book minimum -- one claimed for task points for each 10 & 20 point task. Using a book for combo points for a task does not qualify as completing that task). The 30-point task will not be required to earn this bonus.

2. Owned books (200 points): For the summer 2020 season, each member who uses 100% of books owned or in their possession can claim a 200-point bonus.

Other Rewards*:
1. Group Reads -- the Fall 2020 "group reads" books will be chosen by a combination of moderators, owned book readers, and members that read at least 5 books and read the highest percentage of Jumbo books in the Summer 2020 Challenge.

2. 10-point task creation -- the top three readers for the Summer 2020 Challenge, as determined by overall points, will each get to create a 10-point task for the Fall 2020 Challenge.

3. 20-point task creation -- the "most strategic" reader, the member that, on average, earns the most points per book (with a 5 book minimum) will have the opportunity to create a 20-point task for the Fall 2020 Challenge. In calculating this number, we are taking into account the Task & Style points for the RwS tasks and the Owned Books Bonus. The RwS Finish will not be included in the calculation, so that members who are unable to read more than 20 books in three months have an equal chance at being the "most strategic reader" as our fastest readers.

4. Random -- All participants (except mods) who claim at least five books during the Summer 2020 season will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $25 US Amazon gift card to be awarded at the beginning of the Fall 2020 season. As this will repeat from season to season, the winner will not have won the drawing in either of the two previous seasons.

* although participants may be eligible for multiple rewards, only one will be granted per challenge. (Random excepted)

* Participants that create tasks for three consecutive challenges are ineligible for a task-creation reward on the fourth. Instead, the member will be asked to submit a group read book. Eligibility is reinstated on the following challenge.

A note on young adult books: If you want to claim style points for YA, you can do so--with one catch: You must have read a YA novel (designated YA, Assignment, or Juv by the Brooklyn Public Library) with a Lexile score of at least 600. Not familiar with Lexile? Want to find out if your book has a high enough score...go here.

A note on graphic novels: Graphic novels can be read and claimed for tasks, unless otherwise specified. However, they are not eligible for style points.


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