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message 1: by Dlmrose (last edited Mar 08, 2015 04:03PM) (new)

Dlmrose | 15188 comments Mod
20.9 Moderator's Pet- Kait's Task: Hel Hath Fury


Hel is the half flesh half undead daughter of Loki and Angrboda and ruler of Hel in Niflheim. She guards the Norse realm of the dead with Garmr, her blood-soaked dog, and ensures that the souls of the dishonored and undeserving of Valhalla cannot leave.

Note: Graphic novels, books with the genre "sequential arts", MAY be used for this task.

Read one book from the following options.
Required: Indicate the option.

Option 1: Read a book with the genre "Zombies" on its main page. The genre may be stand alone or embedded.
ex: The Walking Dead, Compendium 1, The Girl with All the Gifts, Feed

Option 2: Read a book that is the last published book in a series OR the most recently published in a series. Series and publication information must be on Goodreads (Series #). Whole numbers only.
ex: Banishing the Dark (Arcadia Bell, #4) final book in the series,
A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1) book #2 is expected 2016,
Then Came You (Animal Magnetism, #5) Then Came You only works if you read it before April 7, 2015, then Still the One becomes the most recently published in the series)
Required: If posting after the release of a later book in the series you must state the completion date of your book indicating it was the last when you read it.

Option 3: Read a book where the main character(s) has a dog. This information must be found in the Goodreads description for the book.
ex: Hounded, Dog on It, Getting Rid of Bradley


message 4: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 15188 comments Mod
This help thread is open!


message 5: by Kim (new)

Kim | 422 comments For option 3 will any of these work? (not sure if the character has to have the dog at the beginning of the book)

One Good Dog

Welcome Home Mama and Boris: How a Sister's Love Saved a Fallen Soldier's Beloved Dogs

Stay

Thank you


message 6: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Kim wrote: "For option 3 will any of these work? (not sure if the character has to have the dog at the beginning of the book)

One Good Dog..."


All of those work for Option 3, I'll add them to the second post/approved list! :)


Victoria (RedsCat) (RedsCat) I've read Stay and it's wonderful :)


message 8: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 971 comments a) Hel <3
b) ZOMBIESSSSSSSSSSSS
c) So torn whether to use for zombie/walking dead or finishing a series (have two series enders I want to read and have).

Great task!


message 9: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Morgan wrote: "a) Hel <3
b) ZOMBIESSSSSSSSSSSS
c) So torn whether to use for zombie/walking dead or finishing a series (have two series enders I want to read and have).

Great task!"


Decisions.... decisions... Good luck! :P

Thank you, it was my first time making a task. I had a lot of fun :)


message 10: by Bea (new)

Bea | 3161 comments Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog - just started it and was looking for a task for it! Thanks.


message 11: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Bea wrote: "Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog - just started it and was looking for a task for it! Thanks."

That works for Option 3, I'll add it to the list in post #2!
I'm a sucker for naughty dogs :P My own has grown out of his trouble puppy... and not-so-puppy years but he's still a thief (he loves socks and will practically take the tips of your toes off fighting you for them).


message 12: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (TessaBookConcierge) | 2822 comments For option 2: Rose Under Fire

This is book # 2 (and there are only two books in the series - at this writing, at least)


message 13: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Book Concierge wrote: "For option 2: Rose Under Fire

This is book # 2 (and there are only two books in the series - at this writing, at least)"


That will work for Option 2 :) I'll add it to the approved list in post #2!


message 14: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (Oma1229) | 1455 comments I would like to readThe Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry which at present is the last in the Cotton Malone Series. The next book The Patriot Threat is scheduled to be released on March 16. If I read The Lincoln Myth before March 16 will it fulfill the requirements for this task?


message 15: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Wanda wrote: "I would like to read The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry which at present is the last in the Cotton Malone Series. The next book The Patriot Threat is sche..."

Yes, The Lincoln Myth works for option two currently :) Both Amazon and all of goodreads release dates currently show The Patriot Threat as coming out March 31st. You'd know the release date better than me but you might have a little longer than the 16th.

Based on the language in the third example for Option 2 you might need to also claim the task before the next book comes out too (Then Came You (Animal Magnetism, #5) Then Came You only works if you read and post before April 7, 2015, then Still the One becomes the most recently published in the series)). I will send Dlmrose a message to double check and get back to you :)


message 16: by mstan (new)

mstan | 876 comments For option 1, can I have Revival, Vol. 4: Escape to Wisconsin verified for Horror>Zombies please? It's about to fall off the main page...


message 17: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments mstan wrote: "For option 1, can I have Revival, Vol. 4: Escape to Wisconsin verified for Horror>Zombies please? It's about to fall off the main page..."

Got it! :) Revival, Vol. 4: Escape to Wisconsin has the Zombies genre on the main page with 2 users.


message 18: by mstan (new)

mstan | 876 comments Kait wrote: "mstan wrote: "For option 1, can I have Revival, Vol. 4: Escape to Wisconsin verified for Horror>Zombies please? It's about to fall off the main page..."

Got it! :) [book:Revival, V..."


Yay thanks!


message 19: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Wanda - Option 2 has been changed a bit so that you do not need to post in the Completed Tasks thread before the release of the next book. You still need to read your book before that next release date though.

Required: If posting after the release of a later book in the series you must state the completion date of your book indicating it was the last when you read it.

:)


message 20: by Lulu (new)

Lulu (robotwitch) Does Kidnap in the Caribbean work for option #3? It is up to the SRC's children requirements on AR Bookfinder.


message 21: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Lulu wrote: "Does Kidnap in the Caribbean work for option #3? It is up to the SRC's children requirements on AR Bookfinder."

Yup, Kidnap in the Caribbean works for Option 3 (IL: MY - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 8.0)! I will add it to post #2 :)


message 22: by Lulu (new)

Lulu (robotwitch) Thanks :)


message 23: by Nicola (last edited Mar 15, 2015 04:21AM) (new)

Nicola | 1198 comments Question for option 3, what about a book where the main character Is a dog - such as The Call of the Wild, is narrated by a dog such as The Art of Racing in the Rain or is just about dogs like Cesar's Way. All of these books technically have characters who 'own' dogs but the focus isn't on them it's on the dogs.


message 24: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Nicola wrote: "Question for option 3, what about a book where the main character Is a dog - such as The Call of the Wild, is narrated by a dog such as The Art of Racing in the Rain or i..."

Some tricky ones! :P I sent a message to Dlmrose to double check my rulings and to see what she thought. I will let you know how it goes!


message 25: by Nicola (last edited Mar 17, 2015 05:12AM) (new)

Nicola | 1198 comments Kait wrote: Some tricky ones! :P I sent a message to Dlmrose to double check my rulings and to see what she thought. I will let you know how it goes!

I'm actually probably going to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies :-) But for other people it might open up option 3 a bit more. I have lots of books on my shelf where dogs are owned but they rarely show up in the Goodreads blub.


message 26: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Nicola wrote: "I'm actually probably going to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies :-) But for other people it might open up option 3 a bit more. I have lots of books on my shelf where dogs are owned but they rarely show up in the Goodreads blub."

Enjoy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (noted for Zombies with 1,012 users - although I highly doubt that would be a problem)! I believe I saw Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on a list of upcoming book to movie adaptations.

After much discussion I'm going to say these DON'T work for Option 3: The Call of the Wild and Cesar's Way/Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems. A dog narrator isn't an issue but there is no main character 'having' Buck in The Call of the Wild's GR summary. While dogs are obviously important in Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems, there's actually no mention of Cesar and his dog(s) in the description.

The Art of Racing in the Rain does work for Option 3 though (YAY!). Although from the dog's point of view, Denny seems to also be a main character and the summary mentions him being Enzo's person.


message 27: by Alexis (new)

Alexis (alvarezalexis85) | 122 comments Will Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick work for option 2? Thank you.


message 28: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 1799 comments I'm thinking of Burning Man for Option 3. The description starts: "LAPD cop Michael Gideon and his police dog partner Sirius became reluctant celebrities after capturing a notorious serial killer in the midst of an inferno", which hopefully covers the 'main character(s) has a dog' requirement. There's also a second one in that series, if it helps anyone.

Failing that, these are my other possibles: Things Can Only Get Feta: Two Journalists and Their Crazy Dog Living Through the Greek Crisis; Paw Enforcement by Diane Kelly.

Theres's also the Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow: her permanent companion is a half husky/half wolf named Mutt - would that work?


message 29: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Alexis wrote: "Will Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick work for option 2? Thank you."

I'm a little unsure how a #1-5 volume would rule for Option 2 so I've sent Dlmrose a message. I will hopefully have an answer for you soon! :)


message 30: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Trish wrote: "I'm thinking of Burning Man for Option 3. The description starts: "LAPD cop Michael Gideon and his police dog partner Sirius became reluctant celebrities after capturing a notorious..."

Oh! Several of those sound really good. Burning Man, Things Can Only Get Feta: Two Journalists and Their Crazy Dog Living Through the Greek Crisis, and Paw Enforcement all work for Option 3! I will add these to the approved list in post #2 :)

Are you on a specific book in the Kate Shugak series? I looked at the GR summary for the first (A Cold Day For Murder) and it doesn't mention her dog so it would not work for Option 3. It did mention her dog in the summary for #5 though (Play With Fire - I just picked another one at random), so that book would work.


message 31: by Trish (last edited Mar 31, 2015 02:36PM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 1799 comments Kait wrote: "Are you on a specific book in the Kate Shugak series? I looked at the GR summary for the first (A Cold Day For Murder) and it doesn't mention her dog so it would not work for Option 3. It did mention her dog in the summary for #5 though (Play With Fire - I just picked another one at random), so that book would work."

I'm actually on #20 of the series, but it's a really good series. However, looking at the description Mutt isn't mentioned, so I'll leave that out for now. I was thinking the character not the description when I mentioned it. Thanks for confirmation on the others though!


message 32: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Alexis wrote: "Will Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick work for option 2? Thank you."

Sorry, Alexis! Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike won't work for Option 2. We felt that the spirit of the task favored Pretty Deadly #5 which, unfortunately, doesn't meet the length requirements.
I hope you're able to find something else you'll enjoy reading for this task!


message 33: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Trish wrote: "I'm actually on #20 of the series, but it's a really good series. However, looking at the description Mutt isn't mentioned, so I'll leave that out for now. I was thinking the character not the description..."

Wow! I'm always so impressed when I see people so far into a series. I'm a serial series starter and am only a few books in on dozens of series. I have my favorites but I enjoy the variety and it keeps me from binge reading through one.


message 34: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 1799 comments Kait wrote: "Wow! I'm always so impressed when I see people so far into a series. I'm a serial series starter and am only a few books in on dozens of series. I have my favorites but I enjoy the variety and it keeps me from binge reading through one."

I do that as well. I have a lot of series I've read the first three or four of. But I just really like the Kate Shugak ones. That said, it's taken me since 2005 to get this far! :-)


message 35: by Jess (new)

Jess (jess219) | 23 comments For option 2 can I use The Wedding?
It is the second, and last book in the series.


message 36: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Jess219 wrote: "For option 2 can I use The Wedding?
It is the second, and last book in the series."


Yup! The Wedding works for Option 2. I will add it to the approved list in post #2 :)


message 37: by KSMary (new)

KSMary | 586 comments I'd like to use Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich for Opt 2. The next book looks like it comes out in November of this year.


message 38: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments KSMary wrote: "I'd like to use Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich for Opt 2. The next book looks like it comes out in November of this year."

Yup, that works for Option 2! :) I'll add it to the approved list in post #2.
I hope you enjoy the book! I'm on Hard Eight and they're quite fun thus far.


message 39: by Amanda (new)

Amanda D. (Tinyminx) | 31 comments For Option 2, I was curious about using Love Is Red by Sophie Jaff. The series information doesn't look like it's been provided, but in the actual description of the book, it states that it's the first book in a trilogy.

Will this work, Kait?


message 40: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2605 comments Could I please have The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson approved for Option 3? Although the main character does not actually own the big yellow dog in the description, he is an animal control officer who captures this feral dog through love and at the end of the book, does get another K-9 partner to replace the K-9 partner he lost. So technically he "has" a dog throughout the book but does not actually own one until the final pages.


message 41: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Amanda wrote: "For Option 2, I was curious about using Love Is Red by Sophie Jaff. The series information doesn't look like it's been provided, but in the actual description of th..."

Love Is Red works for Option 2 :) I double checked with amazon and the harpercollins publishing page then added the series information to the metadata for you (I went with 'Nightsong' instead of 'Night Song' since that's how they had it under their series field).
I will add the book to the approved list in post #2!


message 42: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Andy wrote: "Could I please have The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson approved for Option 3? Although the main character does not actually own the big yellow dog in the description, he is an animal control..."

Hmmm... I'm going to send Dlmrose a message and ask what she thinks. I'll get back to you soon!

Owning isn't necessary to 'having' for my task. I can only look at what's in the summary though and it's just vague enough that I'm not confident enough to give you an answer :P


message 43: by Andy (last edited May 04, 2015 01:54PM) (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2605 comments Kait wrote: "Andy wrote: "Could I please have The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson approved for Option 3? Although the main character does not actually own the big yellow dog in the description, he is an a..."

It is fine whatever you decide. I wasn't sure whether it fir or not but I was going to read it anyway,. I'm a big dog lover so finding another dog book will be no problem.


message 44: by Kait (new)

Kait | 366 comments Andy wrote: "Kait wrote: "Andy wrote: "Could I please have The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson approved for Option 3? Although the main character does not actually own the big yellow dog in the descriptio..."

I just got a reply back, The Dog Who Saved Me works for Option 3 (yay!). I will add it to the approved list in post #2. Enjoy the book! :)


message 45: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2605 comments Kait wrote: "Andy wrote: "Kait wrote: "Andy wrote: "Could I please have The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson approved for Option 3? Although the main character does not actually own the big yellow dog in t..."

Thanks, I have read the book so now I can post it. I thought it might not fit, so I wanted to check rather than make it to the bad board.


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