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message 1: by SRC Moderator (last edited Sep 06, 2020 05:25AM) (new)

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20.8 - Nickels & Dimes - Lorna's Task: Flip, Flip, Hooray for New Authors

Reading enriches our lives and gives us insight into other perspectives besides our own. November 1st is National Author's Day. One benefit of participating in the SRC is that we often find new authors to enjoy. So for this task you will:

Read a single author book by a new to you author.
Now here comes the fun part. There will be 2 steps in determining what new author to read.

Go to Flip A Coin and flip a coin TWO times only. Record your results.

Flip #1
Heads: Read a book written by a female author
Tails: Read a book written by a male author

Flip #2
Heads: Read a book by an American author (by birth or current residence)
Tails: Read a book by a non-American author (by birth or current residence)
Required: If the author's birthplace or residence is not evident in the GR record include a reference when you post.


REQUIRED: List the 2 coin toss results and state that the author is new to you.
Example:
new-to-me author- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
1. Heads - female author Silvia Moreno-Garcia
2. Tails - Non-American author- born in Mexico


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This help thread is open!


message 5: by Marie (UK) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 2413 comments just checking American author means only USA - not Canada which is Classed as North America


message 6: by Lorna (new)

Lorna | 486 comments Marie (UK) wrote: "just checking American author means only USA - not Canada which is Classed as North America"

Good question. Yes, for this task America is USA only. Have fun!


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Dee (austhokie) | 7516 comments logging my flips here for tracking purposes one:
flip one: head
flip two: tails

female; non-US author


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Dee (austhokie) | 7516 comments born overseas even if raised in the US is work?

looking at https://www.saumyadave.com/about - from her website: Saumya was born in India and grew up in Atlanta


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Marie (UK) (mazza1) | 2413 comments Lorna wrote: "Marie (UK) wrote: "just checking American author means only USA - not Canada which is Classed as North America"

Good question. Yes, for this task America is USA only. Have fun!"


thanks


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Kim | 628 comments If the author was not born in the US, but lives here now, does she still qualify as a non-American author? Sujata Massey

Thank you.


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Lorna | 486 comments Dee wrote: "logging my flips here for tracking purposes one:
flip one: head
flip two: tails

female; non-US author"


Dee wrote: "born overseas even if raised in the US is work?

looking at https://www.saumyadave.com/about - from her website: Saumya was born in India and grew up in Atlanta"


Yes, United States works for American author.


message 12: by Lorna (last edited Sep 08, 2020 03:27PM) (new)

Lorna | 486 comments Kim wrote: "If the author was not born in the US, but lives here now, does she still qualify as a non-American author? Sujata Massey

Thank you."


Yes, that is correct as long as the country of her birth is stated on the author information GR main page.


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Dee (austhokie) | 7516 comments Lorna wrote: "Dee wrote: "logging my flips here for tracking purposes one:
flip one: head
flip two: tails

female; non-US author"

Dee wrote: "born overseas even if raised in the US is work?

looking at https:/..."


i need a non-american author - but i feel like this still works since her profile says born in india


message 14: by Lorna (new)

Lorna | 486 comments Dee wrote: "Lorna wrote: "Dee wrote: "logging my flips here for tracking purposes one:
flip one: head
flip two: tails

female; non-US author"

Dee wrote: "born overseas even if raised in the US is work?

look..."


Yes, that works.


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Julia (julia103) | 1621 comments I wanted to clarify "new to you author". If I've heard about an author's books for years but have never read anything by him, would that be ok? Or does it need to be someone that I hadn't heard about until choosing the book?

(I rolled tails twice which is non-American male author. I've never read Watership Down or anything else by Richard Adams but I remember when it came out and I've looked at it in the library without ever checking it out to read.)


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3611 comments Julia wrote: "I wanted to clarify "new to you author". If I've heard about an author's books for years but have never read anything by him, would that be ok? Or does it need to be someone that I hadn't heard abo..."

Did you check the FAQs to see if this is answered there?

I believe it means an author you have not READ before.


message 17: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3611 comments Also ... you might want to PM the task creator, Lorna.


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Sandy | 15620 comments Mod
This question was already answered in the General Help thread, on October 31.


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