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message 1: by Jodi (last edited Jan 25, 2015 04:32PM) (new)

Jodi (readinbooks) | 1922 comments FEBRUARY CHALLENGE: THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
Duration: February 1 - February 28, 2015

1. St. Dominic Savio: Dominic is the patron saint of choir boys and of the falsely accused. The latter title was given to Dominic after two boys filled the school stove full of garbage and snow and falsely blamed Dominic. Dominic was punished in front of the entire class but he did not tell on the two boys. Read a book about music, or someone who is falsely accused of something.

2. St. Francis of Assisi: Early in his life Francis lead a crowd of young people who spent their lives in wild parties, giving into their vices and surrounding themselves with evil. When he was 25, God came to him in a dream and he turned over a new leaf. Francis became a lover of nature, where he felt all of nature and the animals in it were part of his brotherhood. Read a book where the main characters give into their vices or evil or read a book where nature or animals is an important part of the story.

3. St. Michael the Archangel: In the New Testament Michael leads God's armies against Statan's forces, where during the war in heaven, he defeats Satan. Read a book about a fierce battle or war.

4. St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. At 14 Patrick was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. At the age of 20, he escaped captivity and returned to Britain to reunite with his family. Read a book about slavery or read a book that takes place in Ireland.

5. St. Therese of Lisieux: Therese had always wanted to be a saint but when she compared herself to all of the other saints, she felt the differences between them were so great. She believed that God wouldn't make her wish for something impossible, so she decided to accept herself and all of her faults. Read a story where the main character struggles with and overcomes his or her own faults, whether they be physical, emotional, personality or other faults.

6. St. Cecilia: She was a virgin given in marriage to a youth named Valerian. She wore sackcloth, fasted and invoked the saints and angels to protect her virginity. Four hundred people, including her husband were baptized because they wanted to see the angel protecting her. Cecilia was sentenced to death for preaching and converting people. Read a book where there is an angel or other paranormal being or read a book where someone is sentenced to death.

7. St. Joseph: Joseph was the husband of Mary and foster father to Jesus. Joseph was a working man, with humble work (a carpenter) and humble means. He wasn't a rich man but he came from royal lineage. Read a book where people live a simple life and do not have a luxurious lifestyle or read a book about royalty.

8. St. Lucy: Lucy's mother tried to arrange a marriage for her to a pagan. Lucy rejected her mother's choice and thought Christ was a better partner for life. The rejected bridegroom betrayed Lucy to the governor as a Christian. The governor tried to send Lucy into prostitution. Read a book about an arranged marriage or read a book about prostitution.

9. St. Clare: Clare was a beautiful Italian woman of nobility. After hearing St Francis preach, Clare wanted to imitate Francis. She ran away from home and gave herself to God. She cut off her hair and wore a rough brown habit, tied with a plain cord around her waist. Read a book about a character who runs away, or read a book where someone drastically changes his or her appearance.

10. St. Rose of Lima: St. Rose of Lima is the patroness of Latin America and the Philippines. Rose had many temptations from the devil and there were times she suffered terrible feelings of loneliness, sadness and in the end a painful sickness. Many miracles followed her death. Read a book about some kind of suffering or read a book that contains a miracle.

All information was taken from www.catholic.org. I am no expert on religion or saints.

Adriana is going to lead this challenge!


message 2: by Megan, Challenges (last edited Feb 28, 2015 08:48PM) (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6684 comments I'm in for five!

1. St. Dominic (music) - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - completed

2. St. Francis of Assisi (vices) - The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters - completed

3. St. Michel the archangel (war) - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - completed

4. St. Patrick (slaves) - Golden Son by Pierce Brown - completed

5. St. Therese (overcoming faults) - The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman - completed

6. St. Cecelia (paranormal) - The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan - completed

7. St. Joseph (simple life) - Messenger by Lois Lowry - completed

8. St. Lucy (prostitution) - The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes - completed

9. St. Clare (running away) - The Good Girl by Mary Kubica - completed

10. St. Rose of Lima (overcomes suffering) - Married by Monday by Catherine Bybee

10/5 - challenge completed!!!


message 3: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments I'm in for six!
I'll lead if you want.


message 4: by Janet (last edited Feb 26, 2015 07:24PM) (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 784 comments I will try for five.

2. St. Francis(vices)-Madame Bovary2/12/15
4. St. Patrick(slavery)-Beloved2/3/15
6. St. Cecelia(death sentence)-Things Fall Apart2/5/15
7. St. Joseph(royalty)-Katherine2/23/15
10.St. Rose(suffering-teenage angst)-Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging2/26/15
5/5


message 5: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Thanks for leading, Adriana!

I'll go in for five as well.


message 6: by Adriana (last edited Mar 01, 2015 02:44PM) (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Participants


Adriana: 3/6
Angel: 0/1
Amber: 2/3
Arushi: 8/4 COMPLETE
Ashley: 0/10
Brianna: 5/2 COMPLETE
Carrie 0/3
Cassandra: 4/5
Charity: 0/7
ChrisP: 7/7 COMPLETE
Claire: 0/5
Courtney: 3/6
Cristal: 5/5 COMPLETE
Cynthia: 9/10
Daisya: 0/5
Delta: 6/6 COMPLETE
Elizabeth: 0/5
Emily: 0/10
Ilona: 4/2 COMPLETE
Isa: 5/5 COMPLETE
Izavel: 0/2
Janet: 5/5 COMPLETE
Jenny: 0/6
Jodie: 3/3 COMPLETE
Julie: 0/1
Kadijah: 4/4 COMPLETE
Kari: 0/3
Kimberly: 4/10
Krystal: 2/4
Laurie: 2/3
Lorina: 3/3 COMPLETE
Maddison: 3/10
Mary Pat: 2/2 COMPLETE
Maria: 4/4 COMPLETE
Meg: 5/5 COMPLETE
Megan: 10/5 COMPLETE
Megan: 5/4 COMPLETE
Nicole: 3/2 COMPLETE
Nola: 0/10
Nwanyidimma: 2/3
Peggy: 0/2
Ramesh: 0/3
Robyn: 4/3 COMPLETE
ScarlettMi: 0/4
Sharon: 0/3
Sibyl: 4/4 COMPLETE
Sirius: 1/?
Skylar Nicole: 0/6
Smokkee: 0/3
Susan: 5/4 COMPLETE
Vernice: 5/5 COMPLETE
Whitney: 3/3 COMPLETE


message 7: by Cristal (last edited Feb 19, 2015 12:14PM) (new)

Cristal Punnett I would like to join for 5.

Read a book about music, or someone who is falsely accused of something. Station Eleven read 5/2/15 - the travelling symphony a musical troop.

Read a book about a character who runs away, or read a book where someone drastically changes his or her appearance.Paper Towns read 7/2/15
Margo runs away.


Read a story where the main character struggles with and overcomes his or her own faults, whether they be physical, emotional, personality or other faults.The Girl on the Train read 9/2/15 Rachel struggles with alcohol.

4. Read a book about slavery or read a book that takes place in Ireland. The Invention of Wings
read 14/2/15 epic story about the plight of slaves in 18th century America.

10. Read a book about some kind of suffering. Before I Go To Sleep Christine suffers with memory loss

Challenge complete 5\5


message 8: by Robyn (new)

Robyn | -15 comments Fun! I actually just picked up a book about different saints that I think I will read in February just because of the name of this challenge...
With that said put me down for 3


message 9: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Welcome to the challenge Cristal and Robyn!


message 10: by Isa (new)

Isa I'm in for four!


message 11: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Good luck Isa :D


message 12: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariah90602) | 1810 comments I'll try 4.


message 13: by Susan C (last edited Feb 20, 2015 03:59PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments I'm going to try for 4.

2. Read a book where the main characters give into their vices or evil or read a book where nature or animals is an important part of the story.
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog read 2/15/2015
4. Read a book about slavery or read a book that takes place in Ireland.
The Time of My Life read 2/2/2015
7. Read a book where people live a simple life and do not have a luxurious lifestyle or read a book about royalty.
The Amish Bride read 2/20/2015
8. Read a book about an arranged marriage or read a book about prostitution.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan read 2/19/2015
10. Read a book about some kind of suffering or read a book that contains a miracle.
Son of a Gun: A Memoir read 2/19/2015

5/4 completed
Challenge complete!


message 14: by ChrisP (new)

ChrisP Poyner | 385 comments Put me down for 4


message 15: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Added you all Maria, Susan, and ChrisP (:


message 16: by Julie (new)

Julie Landers Put me down for 1


message 17: by Krystal (last edited Feb 12, 2015 09:18AM) (new)

Krystal (crazylittlebookpage) | 100 comments I'll try for 4

Completed 2/4

Saint Dominic (falsely accused) - The Fifth Gospel 02/10/2015

St. Therese of Lisieux - Guilt 02/11/15


message 18: by Lorina (new)

Lorina | 59 comments I am going to try for 3.


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll try for all 10


message 20: by Jodi (last edited Feb 13, 2015 08:04PM) (new)

Jodi (readinbooks) | 1922 comments Thanks very much Adriana for leading the challenge. I have a big book scheduled for February, but I think I would like to try for 3 books.

1. St. Dominic Savio: Dominic is the patron saint of choir boys and of the falsely accused. The latter title was given to Dominic after two boys filled the school stove full of garbage and snow and falsely blamed Dominic. Dominic was punished in front of the entire class but he did not tell on the two boys. Read a book about music, or someone who is falsely accused of something. 4th of July Lindsey is falsely accused of police brutality by a murder suspect.

2. St. Francis of Assisi: Early in his life Francis lead a crowd of young people who spent their lives in wild parties, giving into their vices and surrounding themselves with evil. When he was 25, God came to him in a dream and he turned over a new leaf. Francis became a lover of nature, where he felt all of nature and the animals in it were part of his brotherhood. Read a book where the main characters give into their vices or evil or read a book where nature or animals is an important part of the story. I Am Number Four John's dog pays an important role in his survival

3. St. Michael the Archangel: In the New Testament Michael leads God's armies against Statan's forces, where during the war in heaven, he defeats Satan. Read a book about a fierce battle or war.

4. St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. At 14 Patrick was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. At the age of 20, he escaped captivity and returned to Britain to reunite with his family. Read a book about slavery or read a book that takes place in Ireland.

5. St. Therese of Lisieux: Therese had always wanted to be a saint but when she compared herself to all of the other saints, she felt the differences between them were so great. She believed that God wouldn't make her wish for something impossible, so she decided to accept herself and all of her faults. Read a story where the main character struggles with and overcomes his or her own faults, whether they be physical, emotional, personality or other faults. Harvesting the Heart

6. St. Cecilia: She was a virgin given in marriage to a youth named Valerian. She wore sackcloth, fasted and invoked the saints and angels to protect her virginity. Four hundred people, including her husband were baptized because they wanted to see the angel protecting her. Cecilia was sentenced to death for preaching and converting people. Read a book where there is an angel or other paranormal being or read a book where someone is sentenced to death.

7. St. Joseph: Joseph was the husband of Mary and foster father to Jesus. Joseph was a working man, with humble work (a carpenter) and humble means. He wasn't a rich man but he came from royal lineage. Read a book where people live a simple life and do not have a luxurious lifestyle or read a book about royalty.

8. St. Lucy: Lucy's mother tried to arrange a marriage for her to a pagan. Lucy rejected her mother's choice and thought Christ was a better partner for life. The rejected bridegroom betrayed Lucy to the governor as a Christian. The governor tried to send Lucy into prostitution. Read a book about an arranged marriage or read a book about prostitution.

9. St. Clare: Clare was a beautiful Italian woman of nobility. After hearing St Francis preach, Clare wanted to imitate Francis. She ran away from home and gave herself to God. She cut off her hair and wore a rough brown habit, tied with a plain cord around her waist. Read a book about a character who runs away, or read a book where someone drastically changes his or her appearance.

10. St. Rose of Lima: St. Rose of Lima is the patroness of Latin America and the Philippines. Rose had many temptations from the devil and there were times she suffered terrible feelings of loneliness, sadness and in the end a painful sickness. Many miracles followed her death. Read a book about some kind of suffering or read a book that contains a miracle.


3/3


message 21: by Angel (new)

Angel | 19 comments I'm in for one.


message 22: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (sharint) | 740 comments Will try for 3


message 23: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments No problem Jodi! Good luck everyone :D


message 24: by Meg (new)

Meg (megscl) | 312 comments I haven't worked out which tasks I will do, but I am going to take a risk and say I can do five.


message 25: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Good luck Meg!


message 26: by Kari (last edited Feb 27, 2015 11:50PM) (new)

Kari Ramírez (kariramirezp) | 65 comments I'll try 3

ALL COMPLETED 3/3

5. Read a story where the main character struggles with and overcomes his or her own faults, whether they be physical, emotional, personality or other faults.
Conferencia sobre la lluvia (Conference about the rain), Juan Villoro Read 2/02

6. Read a book where there is an angel or other paranormal being or read a book where someone is sentenced to death
1408, Stephen King Read 2/26

9. Read a book about a character who runs away, or read a book where someone drastically changes his or her appearance. It, Stephen King Read 2/26


message 27: by Delta (last edited Feb 22, 2015 05:04AM) (new)

Delta (sicname) I would like to try for six.

#1 St. Cecilia The Serpent of Venice read 2/2
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#2 St. Rose of Lima The Martian read 2/3
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#3 St. Dominic Savio Q & A read 2/3
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#4 St. Clare The Silver Linings Playbook read 2/4
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#5 St. Francis of Assisi Zombie, Ohio read 2/9
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#6 St. Patrick of Ireland Scarlet read 2/11
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#7 St. Michael the Archangel Infected read 2/12
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#8 St. Joseph The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story read 2/13
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#9 St. Therese of Lisieux American Gods read 2/15
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#10 St. Lucy Island of the Sequined Love Nun read 2/21
(view spoiler)


message 28: by Whitney (new)

Whitney | 43 comments I'm in for 3!


message 29: by SibylM (new)

SibylM (sibyldiane) | 223 comments I'm in for four!


message 30: by ScarlettMi (last edited Jan 29, 2015 12:05PM) (new)

ScarlettMi | 191 comments I'm going to try for four books for this challenge.


(0/4)

1. Read a book about music, or someone who is falsely accused of something.

2. Read a book where the main characters give into their vices or evil or read a book where nature or animals is an important part of the story.

3. Read a book about a fierce battle or war.

4. Read a book about slavery or read a book that takes place in Ireland.

5. Read a story where the main character struggles with and overcomes his or her own faults, whether they be physical, emotional, personality or other faults.

6. Read a book where there is an angel or other paranormal being or read a book where someone is sentenced to death.

7. Read a book where people live a simple life and do not have a luxurious lifestyle or read a book about royalty.

8. Read a book about an arranged marriage or read a book about prostitution.

9. Read a book about a character who runs away, or read a book where someone drastically changes his or her appearance.

10. Read a book about some kind of suffering or read a book that contains a miracle.


message 31: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (inkedcowgirl) | 17 comments Going to try for all 10!


message 32: by Ilona, Global Moderator (new)

Ilona | 4096 comments I'm in for 2 books.


message 33: by Peggy (last edited Mar 03, 2015 05:57AM) (new)

Peggy | 43 comments I'll try for 2 books (more if I have time) COMPLETED TWO!

✔1. St. Rose of Lima: Read a book about some kind of suffering: The Snow Child

✔2. St. Dominic Savio: Read a book about music: Station Eleven

3. St. Joseph:read a book about royalty: The Other Boleyn Girl


message 34: by Arushi (new)

Arushi (arushi1) | 98 comments I'll try four.


message 35: by Nola (last edited Feb 26, 2015 10:48AM) (new)

Nola Arganbright I will do this challenge.
1. Read a book about music, or someone who is falsely accused of something.

2. Read a book where the main characters give into their vices or evil or read a book where nature or animals is an important part of the story.

3. Read a book about a fierce battle or war.

4. Read a book about slavery or read a book that takes place in Ireland.

5. Read a story where the main character struggles with and overcomes his or her own faults, whether they be physical, emotional, personality or other faults.

6. Read a book where there is an angel or other paranormal being or read a book where someone is sentenced to death. Prince Lestat

7. Read a book where people live a simple life and do not have a luxurious lifestyle or read a book about royalty. The Butterfly Garden

8. Read a book about an arranged marriage or read a book about prostitution.

9. Read a book about a character who runs away, or read a book where someone drastically changes his or her appearance.

10. Read a book about some kind of suffering or read a book that contains a miracle.


message 36: by Daisya (new)

Daisya Spencer (daisya19) I'm in for 5!


message 37: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Good luck everyone!


message 38: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited Feb 24, 2015 02:48PM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments (Updated)

I'm in. Going for 4

1. St. Dominic Savio:

2. St. Francis of Assisi: Orange Is the New Black

3. St. Michael the Archangel:

4. St. Patrick of Ireland:

5. St. Therese of Lisieux: This may be cheating, but The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

6. St. Cecilia:

7. St. Joseph:

8. St. Lucy:

9. St. Clare: The Lost Symbol

10. St. Rose of Lima: American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System

4/4


message 39: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Okay Kadijah, I'll put you down for 2 for now.


message 40: by Elizabeth (last edited Feb 04, 2015 09:01PM) (new)

Elizabeth (crescentgaia) I will go with 5. Do the saints need to be read in order or can it be from anywhere on the list? -- Thanks for the reply! I like knowing I can jump around to different saints.

1/5:
1. St. Dominic Savio: 4th of July - Main character is accused of police brutality.


message 41: by Skylar (new)

Skylar (skylarnicolek) | 2 comments I will do 6 please.


message 42: by Patrik (new)

Patrik | 25 comments I'm definetly in, but I don't know how many I'm gonna read... we shall see!


message 43: by Carrie (new)

Carrie | 11 comments Please put me down for 3


message 44: by Megan, Challenges (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6684 comments Just completed my selection for #1 St. Dominic Savio (music) - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I wish this book was the beginning of a series, then I likely would have given it five stars. So well-written, the characters seem to be real, and the use of flashback was perfectly proportioned. My only criticism was the story cried out for more at the end. I didn't want these characters to stop at the end of this book - I wanted them to survive into a sequel. Definitely worth reading! 4.5 stars

1/5


message 45: by Vernice (last edited Feb 01, 2015 02:14PM) (new)

Vernice (fictionfantastic) | 254 comments I'm in for 5. Finished 1 already:
Read a book about music, or someone who is falsely accused of something - House Rules


message 46: by Adriana (last edited Feb 01, 2015 09:32PM) (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Welcome all the challengers!

@Elizabeth - You can read any order you like.

@Megan - I didn't even notice that the first one was St. Dominic Savio - he's my saint! - confirmation. I love this guy. Congrats on completing your first one already.

@Vernice- Fantastic job!


message 47: by Cynthia (last edited Feb 13, 2015 08:05PM) (new)

Cynthia (cynthiab) | 8 comments FEBRUARY CHALLENGE: THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
Duration: February 1 - February 28, 2015

9/10

1. Read a book about someone who is falsely accused of something.

The Girl on the Train 3.5 stars, 02/10

2. Read a book where nature or animals is an important part of the story.

Just What Kind of Mother Are You? 5 stars, 02/07

3. Read a book about a fierce battle.

The Great Zoo of China2 stars, 02/08

4. Read a book that takes place in Ireland.

The Sin Eater 3 stars, 02/08

5. Read a story where the main character struggles with and overcomes his or her own faults, whether they be physical, emotional, personality or other faults.

The Rosie Effect 4 stars , 02/01

6. Read a book where there is an angel or other paranormal beings.

UnEnchanted 2 stars, 02/08

7. Read a book about royalty.

Dorothy Must Die4 stars, 02/06

8. Read a book about an arranged marriage or read a book about prostitution.

9. Read a book where someone drastically changes his or her appearance.

In the Blood 02/01 4 stars

10. Read a book about some kind of suffering.

Kisscut4 stars, 02/08


message 48: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Adriana, did you get to choose your saint for confirmation? If so, what made you choose him? Can you share any more interesting information? I'm baptized Catholic, but I've never been religious. I love learning about religion, though, so I'm curious.


message 49: by Meg (new)

Meg (megscl) | 312 comments I'm copying Megan's first book with Saint number One: St. Dominic Savio (music) - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I loved it too!
1/5


message 50: by Courtney (last edited Feb 09, 2015 10:05AM) (new)

Courtney Ward (courtneyajw) | 248 comments I'll sign up for 6:
Progress: 3/6

✔1. St. Joseph: Where people live a simple life and do not have a luxurious lifestyle or read a book about royalty.
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

2. There is an angel or other paranormal being or read a book where someone is sentenced to death.

3. The main characters give into their vices or evil or read a book where nature or animals is an important part of the story.

✔4. Acharacter who runs away, or read a book where someone drastically changes his or her appearance.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

5. Some kind of suffering or read a book that contains a miracle.
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

✔6. St. Therese of Lisieux: Where the main character struggles with and overcomes his or her own faults, whether they be physical, emotional, personality or other faults.
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer


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