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message 1: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1741 comments Mod
☆ REQUIRED

Scoreboard Name (if different from GR name
• Task number (#) and title (short description, if needed)
• Link to book
• Author's name/ link to author's name
• Date book was completed
• Points for this task (Points Earned: )
• Pages for this task (Pages Read: )
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message 2: by Diana S (new)

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message 3: by Diana S (last edited Nov 03, 2020 02:57PM) (new)

Diana S | 1741 comments Mod
SCOREBOARD
Updated: up to post #30

MOST POINTS
••Linda C - 15
☆☆Susan - 20
Bethany - 3
Marilyn - 7
Amber - 8


MOST PAGES
••Linda C - 4166
☆☆Susan - 6605
Bethany - 1092
Marilyn - 2233
Amber - 2268


message 4: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 723 comments Task 1.3 THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

d. FROG/TOAD
Read a book with a predominately (50%+) GREEN cover.
Romancing Olive (Prairie Romance, #1) by Holly Bush Romancing Olive – Holly Bush (4 stars) 10/2/20 [346]

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 346

Total points - 1
Total pages - 346



message 5: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 723 comments Task 1.3 THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

BONUS POINT (BP): you can choose a second thing
(all tasks show covers)

b. GHOST
Read a book with a predominately (50%+) WHITE cover.
The Sweetest Thing (Lucky Harbor, #2) by Jill Shalvis The Sweetest Thing (Lucky Harbor, #2) – Jill Shalvis (3 stars) 10/3/20 [348]

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 348

Total points - 2
Total pages - 694



message 6: by Susan (new)

Susan 1.5 THE POWER OF ONE WORD
October's word: VAMPIRE


A Mate for Kai (The Program, #6) by Charlene Hartnady
"Thus far, the ploy had been to kidnap a female before she returned to Sweetwater, murder her and blame the vampires for her death." (p. 13)

A Mate for Kai Charlene Hartnady 207 pp.

• Date: 2020-10-03
• Task Points: 1
• Task Pages: 207

• TOTAL POINTS: 1


message 7: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 338 comments 1.5 THE POWER OF ONE WORD
October's word: VAMPIRE(S)
Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix 10/3
This was an audiobook, so I don't have a page number. There are several mentions of vampires, including a whole section on Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, but my favorite sentence reads,
"Psychic vampires from Hong Kong murder children in Washington DC." (Chapter 3)

This book was extremely entertaining.
Points: 1
Pages: 254


message 8: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 723 comments Task 1.6 READING THROUGH THE ALPHABET: TITLES
Read a book that starts with the LETTER D (exclude A, An, The).

Demon's Hunger (Compact of Sorcerers, #2) – Eve Silver (3 stars) 10/5/20 [356]

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 356

Total points - 3
Total pages - 1050



message 9: by Linda C (last edited Oct 06, 2020 08:22PM) (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 723 comments Task 1.4 OCTOBER: 10th MONTH OF THE YEAR
Choose ONE of the following tasks:

a. Read a book with a 1 & 0 in its page count. (e.g. 120, 301, 410, etc ....)
The Iron Locket (The Risen King, #1) – Samantha Warren (3 stars) 10/6/20 [190] - contains 1 & 0

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 190

Total points - 4
Total pages - 1240



message 10: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 723 comments Task 1.6 READING THROUGH THE ALPHABET: TITLES
Read a book that starts with the LETTER D (exclude A, An, The).
BONUS POINT (BP): you can read a second book.

Digging Up the Dirt (A Southern Ladies Mystery, # 3) – Miranda James (3 stars) 10/7/20 [296]

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 296

Total points - 5
Total pages - 1536



message 11: by Susan (last edited Oct 10, 2020 03:03PM) (new)

Susan Task 3.1 WATCH OUT, IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN
Read 3 books by your FAVORITE AUTHOR: James Patterson

The Inn by James Patterson Instinct (Instinct #1) by James Patterson The Family Lawyer by James Patterson
The Inn pp. 400 2020-10-09
Instinct pp. 369 2020-10-08
The Family Lawyer pp. 497 2020-10-06

• Date: 2020-10-09
• Task Points: 3
• Task Pages: 1266

• TOTAL POINTS: 4
• TOTAL PAGES: 1473


message 12: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 723 comments Task 1.1 AT TEMPTER'S TRAINING COLLEGE
Read a book whose Author's LAST name initial is in the word SCREWTAPE.

Not the Faintest Trace (Sergeant Frank Hardy, #1) – Wendy M. Wilson (4 stars) 10/9/20 [287] - author last name W

Points this task - 1
Pages this task - 287

Total points - 6
Total pages - 1823



message 13: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 465 comments 2.1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Read 2 books #1 and #4

#1 The Power by Naomi Alderman--10/3/20-- 341 pages

#4 Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding by Jessie Sholl--10/6-20 308 pages

Points this task: 2
Pages this task: 649

Total points: 2
Total pages: 649


message 14: by Amber (last edited Oct 23, 2020 05:43PM) (new)

Amber (arboan) | 491 comments 1.4 OCTOBER: 10th MONTH OF THE YEAR
Choose ONE of the following tasks:

a. Read a book with a 1 & 0 in its page count
The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club - Book One by Ann Warner 10.17.20

Task pages 310
Task points 1


message 15: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 465 comments 1.4 OCTOBER: 10th MONTH OF THE YEAR
Choose ONE of the following tasks:

b. Read a book published in OCTOBER (any year).
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung--published 10/2/2018 (actually meets 2 criteria, for year also!)--read 10/13/20--240 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 240

Total points: 3
Total pages: 889


message 16: by Susan (new)

Susan 1.6 READING THROUGH THE ALPHABET: TITLES
Read a book that starts with the LETTER D (exclude A, An, The).
BONUS POINT (BP): you can read a second book.

Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre A Demon in Silver (War of the Archons #1) by R.S. Ford
Dreamsnake Vonda N. McIntyre 2020-10-11 312 pp.
A Demon in Silver R.S. Ford 2020-10-10 400 pp.

• Date: 2020-10-11
• Task Points: 2
• Task Pages: 712

• TOTAL POINTS: 6
• TOTAL PAGES: 2188


message 17: by Bethany (last edited Oct 16, 2020 01:15PM) (new)

Bethany | 338 comments 1.6 READING THROUGH THE ALPHABET: TITLES
The Devil You Know by Mike Carey 10/12

Points: 1
Pages: 406

Total points: 2
Total pages: 660


message 18: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 465 comments 1.1 AT TEMPTER'S TRAINING COLLEGE
Read a book whose Author's LAST name initial is in the word SCREWTAPE.

Calypso by David Sedaris--10/15/20--273 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 273

Total points: 4
Total pages: 1162


message 19: by Amber (last edited Oct 23, 2020 05:47PM) (new)

Amber (arboan) | 491 comments 1.1 AT TEMPTER'S TRAINING COLLEGE
Read a book whose Author's LAST name initial is in the word SCREWTAPE.
Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie by Kathy Lynn Emerson 10.16.20

Pages 208

BONUS POINT (BP):
Read a book whose Author's FIRST name initial is in the word WORMWOOD.
(MUST be read after the original task is done).
Norway to Hide by Maddy Hunter 10.17.20

Pages 279

Task points 2 (includes bonus)
Task pages 487

Total points 3
Total pages 797


message 20: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 465 comments 1.2 TRICK-OR-TREAT
No Trick - Just A Treat!
Read any book you would like

The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs--10/19/20--368 pages

Points this task: 1
Pages this task: 368

Total points: 5
Total pages: 1530


message 21: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 723 comments Task 1.1 AT TEMPTER'S TRAINING COLLEGE
BONUS POINT (BP):
Read a book whose Author's FIRST name initial is in the word WORMWOOD.

A Chance Encounter (Denning-Mainwaring, #1) – Mary Balogh (2 stars) 10/19/20 [218]

Task 1.2 TRICK-OR-TREAT
Read any book you would like :D

Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome (4 stars) 10/18/20 [232]

Points these tasks - 2
Pages these tasks - 450

Total points - 8
Total pages - 2273



message 22: by Susan (new)

Susan 5.1 OCTOBER FEAST: F . O. O. D! YUM!
Read 5 books

There are a lot of food holidays in October - here are some:
Oct 2 - International NACHO Day

Spell-out one of the ALL-CAPPED foods above:

• use 1st letter of title (exclude A, An, or The)
• use Author's initials - first/last name

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer All Creatures Great and Small (All Creatures Great and Small, #1) by James Herriot The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O'Neal

• N NOS4A2 Joe Hill 995 pp. 2020-10-19
• A Armstrong, Diane The Collaborator 496 pp. 2020-10-19
• C Cinder Marissa Meyer 400 pp. 2020-10-18
• H Herriot, James All Creatures Great and Small 457 pp. 2020-10-15
• O O'Neal, Barbara The Art of Inheriting Secrets 359 pp. 2020-10-12

• Date: 2020-10-19
• Task Points: 5
• Task Pages: 2707

• TOTAL POINTS: 11
• TOTAL PAGES: 4895


message 23: by Bethany (new)

Bethany | 338 comments 1.3 THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
c. JACK-O-LANTERN
Read a book with a PUMPKIN(S) on the cover -OR- with a predominately (50%+) ORANGE cover.
Battle Ground (The Dresden Files, #17) by Jim Butcher by Jim Butcher 10/13

Points: 1
Pages: 432

Total points: 3
Total pages: 1092


message 24: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 723 comments Task 2.4 (Bethany's task) SPoooooooKY HALLOWEEN
Read 2 books from the following genres: HORROR, THRILLER, GOTHIC, MYSTERY, DARK FANTASY, or WEIRD (list genres).

A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #4.1, 4.3, 5.5, 7.5 & 8.5) – Charlaine Harris (3 stars) 10/17/20 [192] – tagged Horror 81 times
Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls, #1) – Melinda Leigh (4 stars) 10/21/20 [338] – tagged thriller 34 times

Points this tasks - 2
Pages this tasks - 530

Total points - 10
Total pages - 2803



message 25: by Susan (new)

Susan 1.3 THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
Complete one of the following tasks:
BONUS POINT (BP): you can choose a second thing

Dead Leaves 9 Tales from the Witching Season by Kealan Patrick Burke
c. JACK-O-LANTERN
Read a book with a PUMPKIN(S) on the cover -OR- with a predominately (50%+) ORANGE cover.

Wolf Hunger (SWAT, #7) by Paige Tyler
e. WEREWOLVES
Read a book with a WOLF/WOLVES on the cover -OR- with a predominately (50%+) BROWN cover.

Dead Leaves: 9 Tales from the Witching Season Kealan Patrick Burke 129 pp. 2020-10-02
Wolf Hunger Paige Tyler 320 pp. 2020-10-20

• Date: 2020-10-20
• Task Points: 2
• Task Pages: 449

• TOTAL POINTS: 13
• TOTAL PAGES: 5344


message 26: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 465 comments 2.4 (Bethany's task) SPoooooooKY HALLOWEEN
Read 2 books

Read 2 books from the following genres: HORROR, THRILLER, GOTHIC, MYSTERY, DARK FANTASY, or WEIRD (list genres).

1. Hush Hush by Laura Lippman (Mystery)--10/8/20--303 pages

2. The End of October by Lawrence Wright (thriller)--10/21/20--400 pages

Points this task: 2
Pages this task: 703

Total points: 7
Total pages: 2233


message 27: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 491 comments Diana S wrote: "Amber wrote: "1.4 OCTOBER: 10th MONTH OF THE YEAR
Choose ONE of the following tasks:

a. Read a book with a 1 & 0 in its page count
One of Us Is Lying by [author:Karen M. McManus|15..."


That's because I can't read. LOL I am updating both of my previous task post. Hopefully I get it right this time. :)


message 28: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 491 comments 2.4 (Bethany's task) SPoooooooKY HALLOWEEN
Read 2 books

Read 2 books from the following genres: HORROR, THRILLER, GOTHIC, MYSTERY, DARK FANTASY, or WEIRD (list genres).

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus 10.05.20 (thriller)

Pages 360

Guilty as Cinnamon by Leslie Budewitz 10.18.20 (mystery)

Pages 287

Task points 2
Task pages 647

Total points 5
Total pages 1444


message 29: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1741 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "1.3 THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
Complete one of the following tasks:
BONUS POINT (BP): you can choose a second thing

Dead Leaves 9 Tales from the Witching Season by Kealan Patrick Burke
c. JACK..."


How are you using wolves?


message 30: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 1741 comments Mod
Amber wrote: "Diana S wrote: "Amber wrote: "1.4 OCTOBER: 10th MONTH OF THE YEAR
Choose ONE of the following tasks:

a. Read a book with a 1 & 0 in its page count
One of Us Is Lying by [author:Kar..."


Thanks Amber :)


message 31: by Susan (new)

Susan Diana S wrote: "Susan wrote: "1.3 THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
Complete one of the following tasks:
BONUS POINT (BP): you can choose a second thing

[bookcover:Dead Leaves: 9 Tales from the Witching Season|419..."


This series is about the Dallas SWAT, who are all werewolves, the main character shown on the cover is a werewolf, and the word wolf is part of the title.


message 32: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 723 comments Task 2.3 (Susan's task) BUMP GOES THE SERIES:
Read two books that are part of a SERIES, either one you're already reading or a new series. The books do not have to be sequential, just part of a series. (list series)

Recalled to Life (Sergeant Frank Hardy #2) – Wendy M. Wilson (4 stars) 10/22/20 [248]
Dragonsong (Harper Hall of Pern #1) – Anne McCaffrey (5 stars) 10/24/20 [176]

Points this tasks - 2
Pages this tasks - 424

Total points - 12
Total pages - 3227



message 33: by Susan (new)

Susan 2.1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Read 2 books
Hit-Girl, Volume 1 In Colombia by Mark Millar The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Volume 1 by P. Craig Russell

Hit Girl in Columbia - Marc Millar, Ricardo Lopex Ortiz 112 pp. 2020-10-22
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Volume 1 - Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell 192 pp. 2020-10-22

• Date: 2020-10-22
• Task Points: 2
• Task Pages: 304

• TOTAL POINTS: 15
• TOTAL PAGES: 5648


message 34: by Susan (new)

Susan 1.1 AT TEMPTER'S TRAINING COLLEGE
Read a book whose Author's LAST name initial is in the word SCREWTAPE.

BONUS POINT (BP):
Read a book whose Author's FIRST name initial is in the word WORMWOOD.

Rising After the Thaw (The Thaw Chronicles, #1) by Tamar Sloan The Finish The Killing of Osama Bin Laden by Mark Bowden

Screwtape
Sloan, Tamar Catherine, Heidi
Rising: After the Thaw (The Thaw Chronicles, #1) pp. 300 2020-10-22

worMwood
Mark Bowden The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden pp. 289 2020-10-23

• Date: 2020-10-23
• Task Points: 2
• Task Pages: 589

• TOTAL POINTS: 17
• TOTAL PAGES: 5648


message 35: by Susan (new)

Susan 2.3 BUMP GOES THE SERIES:
Read 2 books

Series: The Dating Playbook by Mariah Dietz

Bending the Rules (The Dating Playbook #1) pp. 314 2020-10-24
Breaking the Rules (The Dating Playbook #2) pp. 324 2020-10-26

• Date: 2020-10-26
• Task Points: 2
• Task Pages: 638

• TOTAL POINTS: 19
• TOTAL PAGES: 6286


message 36: by Susan (new)

Susan 1.2 TRICK-OR-TREAT
No Trick - Just A Treat!
Read any book you would like :D

The Guest List Lucy Foley

• Date: 2020-10-26
• Task Points: 1
• Task Pages: 319

• TOTAL POINTS: 20
• TOTAL PAGES: 6605


message 37: by Linda C (last edited Oct 30, 2020 10:43AM) (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 723 comments Task 2.2 THIS IS HALL-O-WEEN AND OTHER HALLOWEEN SONGS
Read 2 books. Complete TWO of the following tasks:

a. THIS IS HALLOWEEN
Read a book set during HALLOWEEN.
The Luthier's Apprentice (Violinist Detective series, #1) – Mayra Calvani (3 stars) 10/28/20 [190] – climax happens on Halloween

d. MONSTER MASH
Read a book whose MC (main character) is a MONSTER (literally or figuratively).
Shiver (The Werewolves of Mercy Falls, #1) – Maggie Stiefvater (3 stars) 10/30/20 [390] – werewolves could be considered monsters

Points this tasks - 2
Pages this tasks - 580

Total points - 14
Total pages - 3807



message 38: by Linda C (new)

Linda C (libladynylindac) | 723 comments Task 1.7 (Bethany's task) "TRICK" OR TREAT
Read a book that "TRICK" you (twist ending, not what you expected, unreliable narrator, etc...)

Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy, #4) – Ilona Andrews (5 stars) 10/10/20 [359] - twist ending, but not going to elaborate and give it away.

Points this tasks - 1
Pages this tasks - 359

Total points - 15
Total pages - 4166



message 39: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 491 comments 1.2 TRICK-OR-TREAT
No Trick - Just A Treat!
Read any book you would like :D

Breach of Crust by Ellery Adams 10.30.20

Task pages 278
Task points 1

Total pages 1722
Total points 6


message 40: by Amber (new)

Amber (arboan) | 491 comments 2.1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Read 2 books

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman 10.23.20

pages 370

The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank 10.26.20

pages 176

Task pages 546
Task points 2

Total pages 2268
Total points 8


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