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message 1: by Sandy (last edited Feb 28, 2015 04:50PM) (new)

Sandy | 12811 comments Mod
The Spring 2015 challenge will begin at midnight, ET March 1, 2015, and end at midnight, ET, May 31, 2015.

This is where you will need to post information about completed tasks - updates to the Readerboard will be based on what is posted HERE AND ONLY HERE.

Please do not delete or edit any post in this thread!! Even if the post is not reflected on the Readerboard yet, I've often logged the post on my spreadsheet already and I will not know that you've made the changes. I do not go backwards in this thread to pick up points. If you need to make a change, just make a new post.

Please refer to the posting requirements for what must be included, and to the general guidelines that will help us keep the challenge running smoothly.


NOTES:
1. You MUST post a link to books claimed for a task. Be sure that you have linked to the correct edition. See links to books in your completed task posts. The links must be posted with the individual tasks - a list of links elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
2. If you are claiming a Goodreads Author ticket, you must claim it along with the individual task post and include the author's name. A list of names elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
3. If you are claiming a Big Books ticket, you must claim it along with the individual task post and specifically state that it is a Big Book ticket claim. You must include the number of pages in the book, and a link to the edition you used to establish page count. Simply including the number of pages or providing a list of books elsewhere in the post is not sufficient.
4. If you claim a book that only exists in e-book form, you MUST provide either a line reference to the approved book spreadsheet or the post number in which the book was approved. See the ebook only verification thread.
5. If the task requires a cover element, you MUST include the cover when you post.
6. Remember to include all "Required" task elements.
7. If your book was approved in the Help Thread for the task, the Genre Verification thread, or Not Really for Kids thread, please indicate that in your post.
8. Post tasks in numerical order, from smallest to largest.

Any problems with task postings will be posted in the Questions/problems thread. Please post there if you have a question about your points, Goodreads authors, or Big Books.

Good luck and have fun!


message 2: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 12811 comments Mod
The Spring 2015 challenge has begun!


message 3: by Ashley (new)

Ashley ASHLEY OZ

15.7.Pi Day
Read a book that is number 3, 1, 4, 31, or 14 in a series

The Girl in 6E by Alessandra Torre

POINTS
This Post: 15
Total Points: 15
Books Read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1


message 5: by Nikki (new)

Nikki | 133 comments Nikki B

5.2 Vanahaim, the Home of the Vanir: Read a book that has a word with 9 letters in its title

Communion: A True Story

Communion had 9 letters

Whitley Streiber is a GoodReads author, claiming one ticket

Total Points this task: 5
Total Challenge Points: 10
Total GR Authors: 1


message 6: by Cat (new)

Cat (Cat_UK) | 1246 comments Catherine T

Task 25.1 - Auntie Tattin's Challenge

Book 1: male author, first in series
Dreamwalker by JD Oswald (#1 in Ballad of Sir Benfro).

Book 2: female author, not debut book
The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill (earlier works include The Woman in Black, published in '83).

Both books are new to me
Book 1: 500 pages, published 2012
Book 2: 145 pages, published 2007
Total page count: 645, page difference 355 pages.
Published 5 years apart.


message 7: by Kim (new)

Kim | 371 comments Kim O

5.7 Nidavellir, the Home of the Dwarves

Last Night at the Lobster The book has 146 pages.

Stewart O'Nan is a Goodreads author

Points this task: 5
Goodreads author tickets: 1


message 8: by Cait S (new)

Cait S | 737 comments Cait S

10.10- The Odd Couple
Read a book that contains Neil, Simon, Oscar, or Felix in the title, subtitle, or author's name.

The Devouring by Simon Holt

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 10
Goodreads Authors: 0
Total Tasks Completed: 1


message 9: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (Titch) Fiona (Titch)

5.10 Yggdrasil, the Giant Tree That Anchors the Worlds

Be eager to read and read a book of your choice.

Slim to None - Jenny Gardiner * Jenny Gardiner is a GR Author*

Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 1
Total Tasks Completed: 1



message 10: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments HINA

5.1 Asgard, the Home of the Aesir - Babies, Rattles and Cribs... Oh, My! by Leanna Wilson.
Exclamation point “!" in the title.


Current post:
Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 5
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Total Big Book Tickets:
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 11: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 971 comments MORGAN FAERIESFOLLY

10.10 The Odd Couple

REQUIRED: Read a book that contains Neil, Simon, Oscar, or Felix in the title, subtitle, or author's name.

Selection: The Devouring (The Devouring #1) -- Simon Holt

PB edition is 256 pages.

[POINTS]
This Post: 10
Total Points: 10/1060
Books Read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1/60
Pages Read: 256
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: [500+: 0] [750+: 0] [1000+: 0]


message 12: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (Oma1229) | 1330 comments Oma1229

5.3 Alfheim, the Home of the Light Elves

Read a book with a Goodreads rating at or above 3.50.

The Edge of the Cloud by K.M. Peyton

Rating is 3.99

Children's Book-AR rating IL:ML-BL:6.4-AR Points:9.0

Total Points-5/1060
Total Tasks Completed-1/60
Number of GR authors-()
Big Books-500 pages ();750+pages ()



message 13: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2107 comments 5.3 Alfheim, the Home of the Light Elves
Under the Knife by Tess Gerritsen Under the Knife by Tess Gerritsen
This book had a rating of 3.79 on 3/1


Total Points = 5


message 14: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments HINA

5.3 Alfheim, the Home of the Light Elves - Read a book with a Goodreads rating at or above 3.50.

The Heir from Nowhere by Trish Morey.
As of 2/19/15, it has a rating of 3.59.



Current post:
Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 10
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Total Big Book Tickets:
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 15: by Teri-K (new)

Teri-K 5.7 100-360 page book

I read Absolutely, Positively, which has 340 pages.

JAYNE ANN KRENTZ is a GRA for 1 ticket.

New points this post: 5
Total w/this post: 5

GRA tickets this post: 1  
Total w/this post: 1

Big Books this post: 0
Total w/this post: 0

Total tasks completed: 1
Total books read: 1
Post: #16


message 16: by Kristen (new)

Kristen IA (KristenIA) | 439 comments Kristen IA

15.4. Spring Reads

Option 2
Read one book that satisfies both A and B
A. Read a book first published in a year that ends in 3, 4, or 5.

B. Read a book whose author’s initials can be found in the word SPRING. Middle initials/names can be disregarded; letters can only be used as many time as they are found in SPRING.

Blue By You by Rachel Gibson
Published in 2013

~~~~~~~~~~
Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 15/1060
Total Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1/60
Goodreads Authors This Post: 0
Total Goodreads Authors: 0


message 17: by Megan W (new)

Megan W | 176 comments 25.5 A Viking Pillage

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

"Plum" is something to be stolen.

I read the Kindle edition; the paperback edition has 592 pages.

This is a Big Book; I am claiming one BB ticket.

Nelson DeMille is a GoodReads Author.

Points this Post: 25
Total Points: 25



message 18: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 971 comments MORGAN FAERIESFOLLY

10.1 Remarkable Women

REQUIRED: Read a book found on the Remarkable Historical Women in Fiction list.
(found on page 2, #123 on 2/15/15)

Selection: Quiver -- Stephanie Spinner
IL: UG

[POINTS]
This Post: 10
Total Points: 20/1060
Books Read: 2
Completed Tasks: 2/60
Pages Read: 448
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: [500+: 0] [750+: 0] [1000+: 0]


message 19: by Katrina (new)

Katrina (katrinajt) | 457 comments Katrina

10.9 - Over the Rainbow

Seconds: A Graphic Novel by Bryan Lee O'Malley *Goodreads author*

Ignoring the L in Lee, B and O both appear in ROYGBIV


This Post: 10
Total Points: 10/1060
Books Read: 1
Completed Tasks: 1/60
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 0


message 20: by Fandury (last edited Mar 02, 2015 02:46AM) (new)

Fandury | 904 comments FANDURY

10.4 - May the Fourth Be With You

Read a book with the genre "science fiction" on its main page.

Saga, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan


10.9 - Over the Rainbow

Read a book written by an author whose initials can be found in "ROY G BIV."

Saga, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan

The initials of the author BV are found in roy g BiV


Points this post: 20
Total Points: 20
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books:500+(0)750+(0)1000+(0)


message 21: by Beth (last edited Mar 02, 2015 04:19AM) (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) Beth Robinson

5.2 Vanaheim
Read a book with a nine letter word in the title.

Spellcast by Barbara Ashford

Nine letter word is spe/llc/ast

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books:500+(0)750+(0)1000+(0)


message 22: by Jonquil (last edited Mar 02, 2015 06:16AM) (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

5.8 Niflheim, the Home of the Dead

Pseudonym: Jayne Ann Krentz, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick, etc.
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


Falling Awake
by Jayne Ann Krentz
3/1 368 pages

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Books posted: 1
Tasks complete: 1
Pages this post: 368
Total pages as of this post: 368

Note to mods: I don't plan on declaring goodreads authors or big books this season, so, one less person to track (yay) not that you'd say "yay", of course.


message 23: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6415 comments Delicious Dee

5.1 Asgard, the Home of the Aesir
What If He's the One? - question mark in title; ebook only approved #4464 of the approval thread

Points this Post: 5
Total Points: 5


message 24: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

10.9 - Over the Rainbow

Initials can be found in "ROYGBIV." R B

Last Wolf Standing
by Rhyannon Byrd
3/1 274 pages

Points this post: 10
Total points: 15
Books posted: 2
Tasks complete: 2
Pages this post: 274
Total pages as of this post: 642


message 25: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1167 comments NICOLE OH

30.6 - Happy’s Task: Happy Equinox!


Option A: Drown (main page genre Short Stories; approved in help thread)

Option B: Tilt (603 pages)

Ellen Hopkins is a Goodreads author.

I am also claiming a Big Books ticket for having 500+ pages.


POINTS
This Post: 30
Total Points: 30
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: [500+: 1] [750+: 0] [1000+: 0]



message 26: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments HINA REPOST

5.1 Asgard, the Home of the Aesir - Babies, Rattles and Cribs... Oh, My! by Leanna Wilson.
Exclamation point “!" in the title.


Current post:
Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 5
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Total Big Book Tickets:
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 27: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2107 comments 5.1 Asgard, the Home of the Aesir
"N" Is For Noose by Sue Grafton "N" Is For Noose by Sue Grafton


5.2 Vanaheim, the Home of the Vanir
Snowbound by Blake Crouch Snowbound by Blake Crouch
The Word is Snowbound


Total Points = 15


message 28: by Suzanne (last edited Mar 02, 2015 07:08AM) (new)

Suzanne (perletwo) | 1298 comments perletwo

30.6 - Happy’s Task: Happy Equinox! -
Read a book that has a picture of a spoon on the cover. (A drawing is acceptable, so long as the item is clearly intended as a spoon rather than an accidental resemblance.) REQUIRED: Show the cover.

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth (An Amish Bed and Breakfast Mystery with Recipes (PennDutch #1)) by Tamar MyersToo Many Crooks Spoil the Broth (An Amish Bed and Breakfast Mystery with Recipes There's a ladle in the main graphic, and a fork and spoon at either end of the diagonal white stripe.

Read a book from this list of Feel Good Books. REQUIRED: State the ranking of the book you’ve chosen.

Flipped is #16 on the Feel Good Books list.

Points this task: 30
Total points: 30
Books read: 2
Tasks completed: 1


message 29: by Nikki (new)

Nikki | 133 comments Nikki B

5.3 Alfheim, the Home of the Light Elves: Read a book with a GR rating of 3/5 or higher

The Influence

3.62 rating on March 1, 2015

Total Task Points: 5
Total Challenge Points: 15
Total GR: 1
Total BB: 0


message 30: by Mary (new)

Mary | 306 comments Mary P

5.1 Asgard, the Home of the Aesir

Flinder's Field by D.M.Mitchell
Subtitle: What really happened to Sylvia Tredwin?

Points this task: 5
Total points: 5


message 31: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 50 comments NicoleS

10.1-Remarkable Women

Quiver by Stephanie Spinner

*page 2, #127 on list

Points this Task:10
Total Points:10


message 32: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (CindyD) | 256 comments Cindy C.

Task 15.4 Spring Reads

Option 2: Satisfies both A & B
Published in 2014 and author's initials are G. S.
**Gina Sheridan is a Goodreads Author.**

I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks I Work at a Public Library A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks by Gina Sheridan

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Total tasks: 1
GRA: 1
Big Books: 0


message 33: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 24 comments StephanieB

5.7 Nidavellir, the Home of the Dwarves
Between 100 and 360 pages

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (GOODREADS AUTHOR)
317 pages

POINTS
This Post: 5
Total Points: 5
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: [500+: 0] [750+: 0] [1000+: 0]


message 34: by Happy (new)

Happy (worldhasteeth) | 173 comments 10.4 - May the Fourth Be With You
(view spoiler)

The Martian by Andy Weir ***Goodreads Author*** has "science fiction" as a main page genre.
(Re-read)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
30.7 - Delicious Dee's Task - I Love My Library!
(view spoiler)

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline ***Goodreads Author***
(This book is NOT a re-read)

1. Inspired by Laurie R. King, who was new to me in Dec 14-Feb 15.
2. KHA-KON
3. Christina Baker Kline is new to me.

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan ***Goodreads Author***
(NOT a re-read)

1. Inspired by Malinda Lo who was new to me in Dec 14-Feb 15.
2. LEO-LOF
3. David Levithan is new to me.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS POST:
Points: 40
Tasks Completed: 2
Books: 3
GRA Tickets: 3
BB Tickets: [500+:0][750+:0][1000+:0]

TOTAL THIS SEASON:
Points: 40
Tasks Completed: 2
Books: 3
GRA Tickets: 3
BB Tickets: [500+:0][750+:0][1000+:0]


message 35: by Laura (new)

Laura (Laurajay86) | 76 comments Laurajay

5.3 Alfheim, the Home of the Light Elves

The Thirteenth Tale
The thirteenth tale rated 3.93 on 14th February.

Points for this task: 5
Points in total: 5


message 36: by Shelley (new)

Shelley | 179 comments SHELLEY UT

5.1 Asgard, the Home of the Aesir

What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life by Tim Conway


Points this task: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads authors: 0
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 37: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments HINA

15.10. Would I Lie to You? - read a book with LIE found intact in the title/subtitle or author's name.

Bought: One Night, One Marriage by Natalie Anderson.
Lie found in author's first name Natalie

**Natalie Anderson is a goodreads author.**



Current post:
Points: 15
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0

Total:
Total Points: 25
Total Goodreads Authors: 1
Total Big Book Tickets:
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 38: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments 5.3 Alfheim: The Home of the Light Elves--

Almost Famous Women: Stories by Megan Mayhew Bergman.

When I chose this book on Feb 15 it was listed as 3.61. It has since gone up to 3.63. A fascinating book.

Today's total: 5
Grand total: 5


message 39: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Kait

5.1 - Asgard, the Home of the Aesir
A book with one of these three modern symbols: a question mark “?", exclamation point “!" or elipsis “...” in the title or subtitle.
Bad Boys Ahoy! by Sylvia Day -- Title contains an exclamation point -- Approved in help thread post #12

Sylvia Day is a GR Author.



Points This Post: 5
GR Authors This Post: 1
Big Book Tickets This Post: 0

Total Points: 5
Total GR Authors: 1
Total Big Book Tickets: 0


message 40: by Teri-K (last edited Mar 02, 2015 04:26PM) (new)

Teri-K 15.4 Spring Reads

I chose Option 2, to read one book that fit both tasks.

The Eagle of the Ninth AR:IL: MG+ - BL: 7.1 - AR Pts: 15.0

It fits "A" because it was first published in 1954.

It fits "B" because Rosemary Sutcliff's initials are in "SPRING".

New points this post: 15
Total w/this post: 20

GRA tickets this post: 0  
Total w/this post: 1

Big Books this post: 0
Total w/this post: 0

Total tasks completed: 2
Total books claimed: 2
Post: #41


message 41: by Donna (new)

Donna | 913 comments SCHATZIE

5.1: ASGARD, THE HOME OF AESIR - MODERN SYMBOL

Why Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
by David Walsh ---GR AUTHOR



15.10: WOULD I LIE TO YOU?

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
IL: MG+ BL:3.8 AR PTS: 9.0

Points this post: 20
Total Challenge Points: 20
GRA: 1
BB (500)- 0
BB (750)- 0
BB (1000)- 0


message 42: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 1059 comments Jonquil

15.4. Spring Reads

Option 2
Initials in SPRING RP
and year ending in 4
Published June 19th 2014 (first published January 1st 2014)

Cop a Feel
Robyn Peterman
3/2 264 pages


Points this post: 15
Total points: 30
Books posted: 3
Tasks complete: 3
Pages this post: 264
Total pages as of this post: 906


message 43: by Mai (new)

Mai (jeanphoenix) | 289 comments Mai

20.3 - Best Review - Cait S's Task: Thinly Veiled Marvel References

Option 2: Science and Magic
Book with the genre science fiction

The Martian by Andy Weir *Goodreads author*

Points this post: 20
Total Points: 20
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GR Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()


message 44: by Julie (new)

Julie Julie P

20.3 - Best Review - Cait S's Task - Thinly Veiled Marvel References

Option 5
Requirement: Read a book that's been highly recommended to me. State that it's not a reread.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
*Not a reread for me--recommended by several GR friends*

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

*Gabrielle Zevin is a Goodreads Author*

Points this task: 20
Total points: 20
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Pages read: 258
Goodreads Author Tickets: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0



message 45: by Megan W (new)

Megan W | 176 comments 20.10 Group Reads

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

I made post #13 in the discussion thread.

Susan Cain is a Goodreads Author.

Points this Post: 20
Total Points: 45



message 46: by Cordelia (last edited Mar 02, 2015 07:58PM) (new)

Cordelia (Anne21) | 133 comments AKC

Task 15.9 Better put on a heavy coat. - Set at least 50% in Sweden.

Hostage by Kristina Ohlsson

Points this post: 15
Total points: 15


message 47: by Pamela (new)

Pamela | 725 comments Pamela3265

15.7.Pi Day

Big Sky Homecoming by Linda Ford - #3 in Montana Marriages series

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15
Goodreads Authors this post: 0
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets this post: 0
Total Big Book Tickets:
Big Books - 500+: 0
Big Books - 750+: 0
Big Books - 1000+: 0


message 48: by Sheila (last edited Mar 03, 2015 12:35AM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2107 comments 20.3 - Best Review - Cait S's Task: Thinly Veiled Marvel References
Option 3: This Book, I Like It-- Another!
"N" Is For Noose by Sue Grafton "N" Is For Noose by Sue Grafton
NOT A RE READ





20.10 Group Read
11/22/63 by Stephen King 11/22/63 by Stephen King
Comments here : https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...




Total Points = 50


message 49: by Ashley (new)

Ashley V (ashleeeyyy88) ASHLEY V

15.3. Is it Live or is it Memorex?

Option 1.
A. April 11 is Barbershop Quartet Day. In honor of Barbershop and Beautyshop quartets, read a book with 4 words in the title/subtitle. Subtitles may be used or ignored for this task. AND

B. April 11 is also Eight Track Tape Day. Since 8 tracks were popular from the mid 1960s to the late 1970s, read a book first published between 1965 and 1979 (inclusive)

*Option 2
Read one book that satisfies both A and B.

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

- 4 word book title
- first published in 1966


CURRENT POST
Points: 15
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0
____________________________

CUMULATIVE TOTAL
Total Points: 15
Total Goodreads Authors: 0
Total Big Book Tickets:
Big Books - 500+:
Big Books - 750+:
Big Books - 1000+:


message 50: by Anne (Booklady) (new)

Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo (wwwgoodreadscomAnneMolinarolo) | 939 comments Anne (Booklady)



5.3 Alfheim, the Home of the Light Elves

4 Star Rating as of 3/3/2015

Crosscut by *Meg Gardiner

*Meg Gardiner is a Goodreads Author*




Points in These Tasks: 4
Goodreads Authors in This Post: 1
Big Book Tickets in This Post: 0
Pages Read in This Post: 438





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Totals:
Total Points: 5
Total Goodreads Authors: 1
Total Big Book Tickets: 500=(0), 750=(0), 1000=(0)
Total Tasks Completed: 1/60
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read in Spring 2015 SRC: 438



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