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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 Mar 19, 2021 05:52AM) (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 D.L. (new)

D.L. | 447 comments I will start at the top of the list with Pluto please.


message 4: 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 5: by D.L. (new)

D.L. | 447 comments Completion Report:

Planet or the Sun: Pluto
Task: 3. Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. Read a book with an author's name starts with 'C' or 'T'.
Book: Mia's Baker's Dozen
Author: Coco Simon
Date Read: 6/3/20
How My Book Fit the Task: Author's first name starts with a 'C' - Coco
Next Planet or the Sun: Jupiter


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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 7: by D.L. (new)

D.L. | 447 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: Marni: My True Story of Stress, Hair-Pulling, and Other Obsessions
Author: Marni Bates
Date Read: 6/8/20
How My Book Fit the Task: I read this book in one day.
Next Planet or the Sun: Mercury


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Lanelle | 13375 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 9: by D.L. (new)

D.L. | 447 comments Completion Report:

Planet or the Sun: Mercury
Task: 3. The planet has no known natural satellites. Read a standalone book.
Book: The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli: As Told To Diane Miller
Author: Carolyn Hennesy
Date Read: 6/14/20
How My Book Fit the Task: It's a standalone novel.
Next Planet or the Sun: the Sun


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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'.


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D.L. | 447 comments Completion Report:

Planet or the Sun: the 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: The Great Gilly Hopkins
Author: Katherine Paterson
Date Read: 6/15/20
How My Book Fit the Task: Title starts with a "G" - The Great...
Next Planet or the Sun: Uranus


message 12: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

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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 13: by D.L. (new)

D.L. | 447 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: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Author: Fannie Flagg
Date Read: 6/18/20
How My Book Fit the Task: There are no person(s) on the cover of the book:
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Next Planet or the Sun: Saturn


message 14: 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 15: by D.L. (new)

D.L. | 447 comments Completion Report:

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: Turning Hearts
Author: Deanne Blackhurst
Date Read: 6/25/20
How My Book Fit the Task: This is the first time I have read a book by this author.
Next Planet or the Sun: Neptune


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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 17: by D.L. (new)

D.L. | 447 comments Completion Report:

Planet or the Sun: Neptune
Task: 5. Neptune is the 8th planet from the Sun. Read the 8th book in a series.
Book: Alexis Cool as a Cupcake
Author: Coco Simon
Date Read: 6/26/20
How My Book Fit the Task: This is the 8th book in The Cupcake Diaries series.
Next Planet or the Sun: Mars


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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 19: by D.L. (new)

D.L. | 447 comments Completion Report:

Planet or the Sun: Mars
Task: 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.
Book: Never Never
Author: James Patterson
Date Read: 7/5/20
How My Book Fit the Task: The MC Harriet got new wounds/scars during an assignment. "I rubbed my scars self-consciously ..." (pg. 314)
Next Planet or the Sun: Venus


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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 21: by D.L. (new)

D.L. | 447 comments Finally getting back to this! lol Way behind, sorry! :)

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: The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery
Author: Sarah Masters Buckey
Date Read: 3/18/21
How My Book Fit the Task: Samantha is traveling abroad with her adoptive sister, Nellie.
Next Planet or the Sun: Earth


message 22: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

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D.L. wrote: "Finally getting back to this! lol Way behind, sorry! :)..."

No problem.


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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 24: by D.L. (new)

D.L. | 447 comments Completion Report:
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 Prom Queen
Author: R.L. Stine
Date Read: 3/20/21
How My Book Fit the Task: It has 3,773 ratings.
Next Planet or the Sun:


Thanks so much! I enjoyed doing this challenge!


message 25: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13375 comments Mod
D.L. wrote: "Thanks so much! I enjoyed doing this challenge"

Congratulations, D. L.!


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