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message 1: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments If you want to create a plan of what your going to read for all of this seasons tasks you can post the information in this thread. It IS NOT a requirement of the challenge that you create such a list but I know some people have found it helpful.


message 2: by Kate (last edited May 06, 2010 05:19AM) (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments
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Here is the link to my google documents excel sheet, which I will be keeping updated with task:
Spring Task Spreadsheet

5 Point Tasks:
1. The Pelican Brief
2. The Secret Garden
3. The Graveyard Book
4. Her Fearful Symmetry
5. Princess Academy
6. Memoirs of a Geisha
7. House Rules
8. Catherine, Called Birdy
9. SO MANY OPTIONS!
10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

10 Point Tasks:
1.Another Homecoming
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
3. Kiss the Bride by Patricia Cabot
4. The Queen's Mistake: In the Court of Henry VIII
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
6. The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
7. Catch Me If You Can
8. Life, the Universe and Everything
9. The Horse and His Boy
10. In Her Shoes

15 Point Tasks:
1. A:The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm (set in Zimbabwe); B:Watermelon (Irish author)
2. A:People of the Book; B:Regeneration
3. The Thirteenth Tale
4. A:The Diamond Secret: A Retelling of "Anastasia"; B:Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
5. Impulse
6. A:The Lovely Bones; B:Outlander (Bradley Simpson)
7.Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
8. Girl with a Pearl Earring
9. Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boysby Kate Brian (real name Kieran Scott)
10. Just Listen - Life philosophy is that sometimes you need to shut up and just listen, whether it is to the people around you or to God or the small voice inside of you.

20 Point Tasks:
1. One for the Money
2. The Help
3. Wintergirls
4. A:Thorn Birds; B:Burned Takes place in Nevada which is part of the southwest region.
5. A:The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again; B:Ender's Game
6. Scandal The Private series
7. Confessions of a Shopaholic
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
9. Cream Puff Murder
10.The Handmaid's Tale

25 Point Tasks:
1. Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky Friendship when I move to North Carolina at the end of the summer!
2. A:Eve Green: A Novel; B:Oystercatchers
3. Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities
4. A:Jacob Have I Loved (by Katherine Patterson); B:Artemis Fowl
5. SO MANY OPTIONS
6. A:The Tsarina's Daughter; B:Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson Books about the execution of the Romanov family (2 books). Committed July 16, 1917.
7. The Lightning Thief
8. A:Redwall; B:Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
10. A:Twilight; B:Twilite: A Parody

30 Point Tasks:
1. A:New Spring; B:Murder, She Wrote: Highland Fling Murders
2. A:Someone Named Eva; B:Graceling
3. A:Heist Society; B:A Walk to Remember
4. A:Little House on the Prairie; B:Lost Lake
5. A:The Eyes of the Dragon; B:Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Stephen King wrote one of the review blurbs on Harry Potter #5.
6.A:The Mother-Daughter Book Club; B:Little Women

Total Points:135
Total Task Complete:8
Total Books Read:810
Total Pages Read:2966
Total Task Withstanding:49


message 3: by Angeliki (last edited Mar 07, 2010 08:12AM) (new)

Angeliki (jelojelo) | 38 comments 5 Point Tasks
5.1 All About The Birds And The Bees: Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
5.2 The garden-gardener task:
5.3 S.P.R.I.N.G.:Νινέτ by George Sarri
5.4 In The News:Little Women by Louisa May Alcott ( September Newsletter)
5.5 Pop Book: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
5.6 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month:Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah
5.7 Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month:The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
5.8 Telephone Task:An Introduction to Political Communication by Brian Mcnair
5.9 Lying on Bed Task:
5.10 Queen Victoria:The Gentle Spirit: A Fantastic Story by Fyodor Dostoevsky

10 Point Tasks
10.1 Books Really Do Grow On Trees:The Heaven Tree by Edith Pargeter
10.2 Three/Four/Five:Baudolino by Umberto Eco
10.3 St. Patrick's Day:
10.4 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:
10.5 Freedom Of The Press:
10.6 And The Oscar Goes To...:
10.7 True Crime Task:
10.8 Space Task:
10.9 Horse Task:
10.10 Fashion Task:

15 Point Tasks
15.1 Independently Speaking:a.The Speckled People by Hugo Hamilton b.Ο κοτζάμπασης του Καστρόπυργου by M. Karagatsis
15.2 Anzac Day:a.
b.
15.3 At Least Once In A Lifetime:Uncle Tom's Cabin by by Harriet Beecher Stowe
15.4 Βirthstones Task:a.
b.
15.5 National Poetry Month:
15.6 Friends and Friends of Friends:a.Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë b.The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
15.7 The Seven Deadly Sins:The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
15.8 My Favorite Artist Task:
15.9 What's in a name?:Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie 7/3/2010
15.10 Personal Philosophy Task:

20 Point Tasks
20.1 The Most Improved Player:
20.2 Rookie Of The Season:
20.3 Best Review Contest - Amy MO - Mental Health:
20.4 Always The Bridesmaid, Never The Bride:
20.5 Just Joined In:
20.6 Supporting Goodreads Authors:
20.7 I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie:
20.8 Happy Birthday To You!!:
20.9 Luck Of The Draw:
20.10 Group Reads:The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

25 Point Tasks
25.1 Michelleo's Task:
25.2 Stephanie Anne's Task:
25.3 Coralie's Task- Coming Out Of Hibernation :
25.4 Diane's Task-The Name Game:a.(obscurity factor:4,Names:3.Terry Bohannon 4.Roger Thibeault 5.Juana Poston)The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green b.Adam Bede by George Eliot
25.5 PJ Reads' Task-Six Degrees of Separation:a.
b.
25.6 Donna Jo's Task - Character References:a.
b.
25.7 Ashley FL's Task - The Gods Must Be Crazy!:
25.8 Helen's Task - Talk to the Animals:
25.9 Wendy's Task - Spring Break:
25.10 Melissa GA's Task - Deja Vu:a.
b.

30 Point Tasks
30.1 Roseann's Task:
30.2 Cheryl TX's Task - A Texas-Sized Task:a.
b.
30.3 Ms. Anderson's Task - Birth and Renewal:a.
b.Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
30.4 DLM Rose's Task - One if by Land, Two if by Sea:a.The Island by Victoria Hislop
b.
30.5
30.6

50 Point Tasks
50.1





message 4: by Angeliki (last edited Feb 28, 2010 04:09AM) (new)

Angeliki (jelojelo) | 38 comments TBD


message 5: by Rachel Erin (last edited Aug 12, 2010 03:52PM) (new)

Rachel Erin | 85 comments 5.1 Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
5.2 The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett
5.3 Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
5.4 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (May 09)
5.5 The Glass Castle (2005) by Jeanette Walls
5.6 The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
5.7 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
5.8 Tiger, Elephant and Cell-Phone: The Emerging 21st Century Power by Shashi Tharoor
5.9 The Stranger by Albert Camus
5.10 A House to Let by Charles Dickens

10.1 Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
10.2 Etta by Gerald Kolpan
10.3 Perfume: A Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
10.4 The Lady in the Tower by Allison Weir
10.5 The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
10.6 Me: Stories of My Life by Katherine Hepburn
10.7 The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
10.8 The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
10.9 Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
10.10 Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosely

15.1 The Cellist of Sarajevo by Stephen Galloway and A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
15.2 In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson and A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemmingway
15.3 Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett
15.4 The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Laura Willig and A History of Love by Nicole Krauss
15.5 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
15.6 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins and The Help by Kathryn Stockett
15.7 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
15.8 Michaelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King
15.9 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
15.10 Confessions by St. Augustine

20.1 A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammad Hanif
20.2 A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen
20.3 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
20.4 The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan and San Francisco: Noir by Peter Maravallis
20.5 Because of Winn Dixie, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
20.6 The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
20.7 The Devil Wears Prada by Laura Weisberger
20.8 Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
20.9 American Gods by Neil Gaiman
20.10 The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

25.1 Capoeira: History, Philosophy, Practice by Bira Almeidra
25.2 Behind the Scenes at the Museum and Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson
25.3 Women Who Win: Female Athletes on Being the Best by Lisa Taggert
25.4 On Writing by Stephen King and Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Save the World
25.5 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery, Fables: Sons of Empire, The Good Prince, War and Pieces, and the Dark Ages by Bill Willingham
25.6 Race to the South Pole by Roald Amundson and Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole by Jerri Nielson
25.7 Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by CS Lewis
25.8 Watership Down by Richard Adams and The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
25.9 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
25.10 1001 Arabian Nights and 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham

30.1 Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates and Throw Like a Girl: Stories by Jean Thompson
30.2 The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
30.3 Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of The Little Mermaid by Debbie Viguie and You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried by Susannah Gora
30.4 The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne and Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
30.5 Howl by Allen Ginsberg who is friends with and was published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti who has been filmed by Martin Scorcese who directed a film adaptation of Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
30.6 The Children's Book by A.S. Bryatt and Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson


message 7: by Petra (last edited May 09, 2010 09:34AM) (new)

Petra


Subject to change:

5.1 The Kite Runner (Bird: Kite) or Midwich Cuckoos
5.2 Larry's Party by Carol Shields
5.3 Everyman (Philip Roth)
5.4 Catching Fire (December 2009)
5.5 Suite Francaise (Popular List 2004)
5.6 God's Fool
5.7 House Rules by Jodi Picoult
5.8 Once Upon A Telephone
5.9 ??? (read in bed)
5.10 Dracula by Bram Stoker (November1847-April 1912)

10.1 In The Woods by Tana French (trees on cover)
10.2 Haunted (rating 3.34 on March 6)
10.3 Sold by Patricia McCormick
10.4 (Reuse - read a book that you planned to read in a previous challenge but didn't get a chance to)
one of: The Years of Rice and Salt (30.4), Her Fearful Symmetry (30.6), The Day The Falls Stood Still (30.7), Slammerkin (5.6) or The Virgin Suicides (25.1)
10.5 Heartsick
10.6 Push
10.7 Run At Destruction (True Crime)
10.8 The Children of God
10.9
10.10 Italian Shoes

15.1 The Island (Greece) OR No. 1 Ladie's Detective Agency (Botswana, South Africa) & (Israeli author: Naomi Ragen, David Grossman, Aharon Appelfeld; in library)
15.2 Schindler's List (Australian author) & August 1914
15.3 one of: Moloka'i, Wind Up Brd Chronicles, Pride & Prejudice, Notes From Underground (page 4) OR one of Still Alice, Wide Sargasso Sea, Suite Francaise (page 5)
15.4 The Diamond Age (Neal Stephenson) or The Eustace Diamonds & The Age of Innocence
15.5 The Works of A.E. Housman
15.6 Wuthering Heights/Crime & Punishment/The Book Thief/Her Fearful Symmetry/The Thirteenth Tale & ??? (Friend of Friends 5* ....check FoF list before starting task)
15.7 The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
15.8 Dear Theo(Vincent Van Gogh)
15.9 Blaze (Richard Bachman aka Stephen King)
15.10

20.1 Fool by Christopher Moore
20.2
20.3 Broken by Daniel Clay
20.4
20.5 500 pgs from Celebrity Book List (NEA): A Tale of Two Cities & My Antonia
20.6 Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain
20.7 Rule of Four
20.8 World of Wonders (magician) (352 pgs) + The Magician of Samarkind (216 pgs)
20.9 Gathering Blue
20.10 The Golden Compass

25.1
25.2 Fool On The Hill & Sewer, Power & Electric. Matt Ruff's 1st and 2nd books. Compare them. Or........
20th Century Ghosts & The Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
25.3 The Bronze Horseman
25.4 All This Belongs To Me by Petra Hulova & Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret
25.5 (read 850 pgs from TBR list) The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loano (480 pgs) & ???
25.6 Portrait Of A Killer & Evil at Heart
25.7 God’s Behaving Badly
25.8 Waiting For Gertrude & Dewey: The Small Town Cat Who Touched The World
25.9 Cujo
25.10 either: (Wuthering Heights & Here on Earth by Alice Hoffmann) or (Persuasion & Captain Wentworth's Diary)

30.1
30.2 Someone Named Eva & All The Broken Pieces
30.3 Birthright: The True Story of The Kidnapping of Jemmy Anesley (published Jan/10) & Relativity: From Einstein to Black Holes
30.4 Stones by Timothy Findley & Dr. Margaret's Sea Chest
30.5 Set This House In Order & Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
30.6 The Eyre Affair & Great Expectations

50.1 Rolled 2 (Graphic Novel) and 5 (Historical Fiction).
Blankets (Graphic Novel) & The German Mujahid


message 8: by Bridgit (last edited Feb 19, 2010 12:32PM) (new)

Bridgit | 515 comments Tentative Plans:

5.1 - Lord of the Flies -
5.2 -
5.3 - Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
5.4 - Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
5.5 - Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult
5.6 - Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
5.7 - Cureious Incident of the Dog in Night Time - Mark Haddon
5.8 - Call of the Wild - Jack London
5.9 - WILD CARD
5.10 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
10.1 - Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos - Margaret Mascarentas
10.2 - Three Bags Full
10.3 - TBD
10.4 - WILD CARD (REUSE)
10.5 - The Girl Who Played with Fire
10.6 - TBD
10.7 - Portrait of a Killer - Patricia Cornwell
10.8 - Red Moon Rising
10.9 - TBD
10.10 - The Shoe Queen

15.1 - Tis - Frank McCourt (Ireland) and Helen of Troy - Margaret George (Greece)
15.2 - The Bone People - Keri Hulme and WWI - TBD
15.3 - Julius Caesar
15.4 - Diamond - The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair AND The Age of Innocence
15.5 - TBD
15.6 - Water for Elephants and Count of Monte Cristo
15.7 - Lust Lizard of the Melancholy Cove - Christopher Moore
15.8 - Birth of Venus???
15.9 - TBD
15.10 - Honor Thy Sister

20.1
20.2
20.3
20.4
20.5
20.6
20.7
20.8
20.9
20.10 - The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova

25.1 -
25.2 -
25.3 - TBD and Restore my Heart
25.4 - Treasure Island and Down River or Redemption Falls
25.5 -
25.6 - 100 Years of Solitude and Rabbit, Run
25.7 - The Lightning Thief
25.8 - Three Bags Full and ???


message 9: by Dionisia (last edited May 19, 2010 03:54PM) (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 436 comments 5.1 All About The Birds And The Bees
Mourning Doves and other stories. by Tom Upton
5.2 "A book is like a garden carried in the pocket"
The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
5.3 S.P.R.I.N.G
5.4 In The News
Salem's Lot by Stephen King (October 2009)
5.5 "Whatever is popular deserves attention"
The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story by Richard Preston (1994)
5.6 May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
Water Ghosts: A Novel by Shawna Yang Ryan
5.7 March is Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
5.8 “Mr. Watson, Come Here, I Want To See You”
Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon by Nick Trout
5.9 “I think even lying on my bed I can still do something”
Street Angel by Rob Batista
5.10 "The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them"
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (1900)

10.1 Books Really Do Grow On Trees
Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson
10.2 Three/Four/Five
In the Woods by Tana French ( Avg Rating 3.55)
10.3 The Luck Of The Irish
The Boy Who Followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
10.4 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
?
10.5 Freedom Of The Press
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts by Julian Rubinstein
10.6 And The Oscar Goes To...
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
10.7 Beware the Ides of March
10.8 "I could have gone on flying through space forever."
10.9 "A lovely horse is always an experience.... It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words."
Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper
10.10 "Fashions fade - style is eternal."

15.1 Independently Speaking
Persistance Of Memory by Tony Eprile (South Africa)
The Odyssey by Homer (Greece)
15.2 Anzac Day
?
Company K by William March
15.3 At Least Once In A Lifetime
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (pg3)
15.4 "These gems have life in them: their colors speak, Say what words fail of."
15.5 "A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."
15.6 Friends and Friends of Friends
Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass Lewis Carroll (Marie sweeney)
15.7 Beware The Seven Deadly Sins
15.8 "A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it."
15.9 What's in a name?
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
15.10 "Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are."

20.1 April Fool
The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life by Laurie Notaro
20.2 Clean Sweep
20.3 Mental Health
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
20.4 Our Histories
20.5 Pending...
20.6 Favorite Series
20.7 Time To Declutter
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
20.8 A Magical Birthday
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
20.9 A Really Cheesy Task
20.10 Group Reads
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

25.1 Future Aspirations
Even the Dogs: A Novel by Jon McGregor
25.2 Fabulous firsts or superior seconds?
25.3 Coming Out Of Hibernation
25.4 The Name Game
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
25.5 Spring Cleaning
Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
A Time to Kill by John Grisham 515 pages
25.6 This Day In History
25.7 The Gods Must Be Crazy
Euripides V: Electra, The Phoenician Women & The Bacchae by Euripides
25.8 Talk to the Animals
Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann
The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
25.9 Spring Break
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2001)
25.10 Deja Vu

30.1 Spring Fling
30.2 A Texas-Sized Task
30.3 Birth and Renewal
30.4 DLM Rose's Task - One if by Land, Two if by Sea
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
?
30.5 Six Degrees of Separation
Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008 by Bob Woodward
Alan Lightman attended White Station High School in Memphis with Kathy Bates. Kathy Bates played opposite Dustin Hoffman in the 1978 movie Straight Time. Dustin Hoffman portrayed the reporter Carl Bernstein in the 1976 movie All the President's Men. This movie was a film adaptation of a 1974 non-fiction book of the same name written by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. Three degrees of separation.
30.6 Character References


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message 11: by Kathleen (last edited May 23, 2010 01:22PM) (new)

Kathleen | 148 comments 5.1 Obsidian Butterfly
5.7 Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life
5.9 Birthday Girl: a Novel
10.5 Exposure: A Novel
15.6 The Middle Place and TBD
15.8 Loving Frank
15.9 A Mercy
15.10 I Do Not Come to You by Chance

20.1
20.2
20.3 Lies of the Heart: A Novel
20.4
20.5 Daisy Comes Home(32pp),A Hatful of Seuss: Five Favorite Dr. Seuss Stories (304pp), No, David!(32 pp.), Love You Forever(32pp.), Trouble with Trolls(32 pp.),Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse(32 pp.), I Love You, Stinky Face(32 pp.), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (32pp.) Total=528 pages
20.6
20.7 Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #7) (burned down unusable candles)
20.8 A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, #1) and A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry, #2)
20.9 Blue Moon
20.10 The Golden Compass
25.1 The House on Tradd Street
25.2
25.3
25.4 The Last American Man and Olive Kitteridge
25.5 Seduced by Moonlight (Meredith Gentry, #3),A Stroke of Midnight (Meredith Gentry, #4) and 600 Hours of Edward
25.6 The Elegance of the Hedgehog and Anna Karenina
25.7 The Lightning Thief
25.8 Waiting for Gertrude: A Graveyard Gothic and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
25.9 Under the Dome
25.10 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and And Another Thing...
30.1
30.2 A:Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale, Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating and Help Me, Mr. Mutt!: Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems
B:Prophecy of the Sisters
30.3 The Surrendered and A Land Remembered
30.4 That Old Cape Magic and An Ocean in Iowa
30.5 The Killing Dance and Last Night in Twisted River
195/980 points


message 12: by Cait (last edited Feb 19, 2010 11:13AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments 5 POINT TASKS
5.1 - Birds/Bees: The Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham*
5.2 - Garden: Life and Times of Michael K - Coetzee
5.3 - S.P.R.I.N.G: Suite Francaise - Irène Némirovsky*
5.4 - GR News: The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky*
5.5 - Popular 3/4/5: Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes*
5.6 - Asian-Pacific: The Wind Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami*
5.7 - Disability: House Rules - Jodi Picoult
5.8 - Telephone: Talk Before Sleep - Elizabeth Berg*
5.9 - Book in Bed:
5.10 - 1819-1901: Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham*


10 POINT TASKS
10.1 - Tree: East of Eden - John Steinbeck*
10.2 -3/4/5 rating: The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid*
10.3 - Patrick: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Suskind*
10.4 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens*
10.5 - Journalist: Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn*
10.6 - Oscar: Up in the Air - Walter Kirn
10.7 - Ides of March: In Cold Blood - Truman Capote*
10.8 - Space: A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
10.9 - Horses: The Red Pony - John Steinbeck*
10.10 - Fashion: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas*

15 POINT TASKS
15.1 - Indie: Sierra Leone: The Heart of the Matter - Graham Greene & Ireland: The Story of Lucy Gault - William Trevor*
15.2 - Anzac: A.The Ghostwriter - John Harwood AND
B. A Soldier of the Great War - Mark Helprin
15.3 - Once in Life: The Tin Drum - Gunter Grass*
15.4 - Gems: The Bloodstone Papers - Glen Duncan* & The Courage Consort - Michael Faber*
15.5 - Poetry: Wicked Poems
15.6 - Friends:A. Huck Finn - Mark Twain* AND B. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte*
15.7 - Sins: The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck*
15.8 - Art: Book on Magritte
15.9 - Name: At Swim-Two-Birds - Flann O'Brien*
15.10 - Philosophy: Fear and Trembling - Kierkegaard

20 POINT TASKS
20.1 - The Most Improved Player
TBD
20.2 - Rookie Of The Season
TBD
20.3 - Best Review Contest
TBD
20.4 - Always The Bridesmaid, Never The Bride
TBD
20.5 - Just Joined In
TBD
20.6 - Supporting Goodreads Authors
TBD
20.7 - I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie
TBD
20.8 - Happy Birthday To You!
TBD
20.9 - Luck Of The Draw
TBD
20.10 - Group Reads: The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood*


25 POINT TASKS
25.1 - Roseann's Task: Pending
25.2 - TX: A. Piper Reed, Navy Brat* AND B. When You Reach Me*
25.3 - Birth/Renewal: A. The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen AND B. Replay - Ken Grimwood
25.4 -Land/Sea: A. Island - Aldous Huxley & B. Deep River - Shusaku Endo
25.5 - PJ Reads' Task: Pending
25.6 - Book Ref: Special Topics in Calamity Physics* & Bleak House - Charles Dickens*
25.7 - Ashley FL (Gods): The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
25.7 - Helen's Task: Pending

Total Points: 0/
Books Read: 0/
Tasks Completed: 0/
Pages Read: 0/
From Owned TBR:
From 1001 list:



ALTERNATES
5.1: Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
5.3: Neil Gaiman
Sylvia Plath
Samuel Pickering
Philip Roth
Nadine Gordimer
Garth Stein
Gary Shteyngart
5.4: Huck Finn
Snuff
Edgar Sawtelle
The Hour I First Believed
Flowers for Algernon
Eating Animals
Zeiouton
5.5: Until I Find You - John Irving
Suite Francaise - Nemirovsky
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell
Cloud Atlas
Fluke
Those Who Save Us
5.8: Talk Talk - TC Boyle
5.10: Dickens
10.1: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
10.3: Sex Dungeon for Sale
15.2: A Farewell to Arms
All is Quiet on the Western Front
Regeneration
15.3: Rebecca
Norwegian Wood
The God of Small Things
The Bell Jar
And Then There Were None
Tess
The French Lieutenant's Woman
What is the What
Those Who Save Us
Suite Francaise
The Thirteenth Tale
We
Wind up Bird
White Noise
Far From the Madding Crowd
The Tin Drum
History of Love
Satanic Verses
A Fine Balance
15.4: The Courage Tree - Diane Chamberlaine
15.6: A. The Hunger Games, Jane Eyre
B. Huck Finn, Anna Karenina


message 13: by Leigh (last edited May 22, 2010 06:21PM) (new)

Leigh (leighc) | 125 comments 5 Point Tasks

5.1 All About the Birds and the Bees - The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova,
565 pages

5.2 “A Book Is Like A Garden Carried in the Pocket” – COMPLETED 3/3/10 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 288 pages

5.3 S.P.R.I.N.G – COMPLETED 3/2/10 The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes (Volume 1) by Neil Gaiman, 240 pages *GR Author

5.4 In the News – Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen, 384 pages (mentioned in Sep 2009)

5.5 “Whatever Is Popular Deserves Attention” – Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, 498 pages (published 2005)

5.6 May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – Lost On Planet China by J. Maarten Troost, 382 pages

5.7 March is Mental Retardation Awareness Month – Thinking In Pictures: and Other Reports From My Life With Autism by Temple Grandin, 240 pages

5.8 “Mr. Watson, Come Here, I Want to See You” – COMPLETED 5/16/10 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, 198 pages

5.9 “I think even lying on my bed I can still do something” - The Silver Rose by Jane Feather, 384 pages

5.10 “The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them”
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, 400 pages (published 1885, Twain lived from 1835-1910)

10 Point Tasks

10.1 Books Really Do Grow on Trees – COMPLETED 3/26/10 A Wind In the Door by Madeleine L’Engle, 240 pages (trees on bottom of cover)

10.2 Three/Four/Five – A Venetian Affair: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the 18th Century by Andrea di Robilant, 320 pages (rating 3.45)

10.3 The Luck of the Irish – Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell, 512 pages

10.4 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Reuse – Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux, 384 pages

10.5 Freedom of the Press – Scoop by Evelyn Waugh, 224 pages

10.6 And the Oscar Goes To… - An Education by Lynn Barber, 192 pages

10.7 Beware the Ides of March – The Devil In the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson, 447 pages

10.8 “I could have gone on flying through space forever” – Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut by Mike Mullane, 400 pages

10.9 “A lovely horse is always an experience..” – COMPLETED 4/25/10 Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls, 272 pages

10.10 “Fashions Fade, style is eternal” – The Diamond Slipper by Jane Feather, 416 pages

15 Point Tasks

15.1 Independently Speaking –
A. Abraham by Bruce Feiler, 272 pages (takes place in Israel)
B. Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, 320 pages (from South Africa)

15.2 Anzac Day –
A. The Untamed Bride by Stephanie Laurens, 347 pages (raised in Australia from age 5, member of Romance Writers of Australia and currently living in Australia)
B. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, 304 pages

15.3 At Least Once In A Lifetime – page 4, #302 Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 118 pages

15.4 “These gems have life in them: their colors speak, Say what words fail of”
A. The Emerald Swan by Jane Feather, 448 pages
B. The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne, 240 pages

15.5 “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom” - COMPLETED 3/26/10
Poems by Emily Dickinson, 240 pages / write Haiku

15.6 Friends and friends of friends
A. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, 759 pages
B. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, 624 pages

15.7 Beware the Seven Deadly Sins – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith/Jane Austen, 317 pages

15.8 “A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it”
Sunflowers – about Van Gogh / Leonardo’s Swan – about Da Vinci

15.9 What’s in a name? – COMPLETED 3/2/10
The Third Circle by Amanda Quick, 448 pages (pen name of Jayne Ann Krentz)

15.10 “Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are” – COMPLETED 3/17/10 The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff, 158 pages

20 Point Tasks

20.1 The Most Improved Player – Cindy AL – April Fool COMPLETED 3/3/10
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris, 134 pages & write a short review

20.2 Rookie of the Season – Valorie – Clean Sweep
To Beguile A Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt, 349 pages

20.3 Best Review Contest – Amy MO – Mental Health
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, 288 pages *GR Author (about anorexia)

20.4 Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride – Heidi
B. A fictional "family saga" book. The Vanishing Point by Mary Sharratt, 369 pages *GR Author
D. A non-fiction book about the history of your local area. Graphic Description of Pacific Coast Outlaws by Charles Howard Shin, 107 pages

20.5 Just Joined In – Melaine COMPLETED 3/14/10
The Cat In the Hat by Dr. Seuss, 72 pages (3/8/10)
Hop On Pop by Dr. Seuss, 72 pages (3/8/10)
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon, 32 pages (3/8/10)
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, 96 pages(3/10/10)
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner, 155 pages (3/11/10)
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, 55 pages (3/14/10)
Total pages: 546 pages

20.6 Supporting Goodreads Authors – Bridgit – Favorite Series COMPLETED 5/11/10
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris, 310 pages

20.7 I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie – Potjy – Time to Declutter
A. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella, 352 pages
B. Throw out old outdated clothes and organize bills

20.8 Happy Birthday to You! – Rachel Lee, A Magical Birthday (5oo pages)
A. The Magicians by Lev Grossman, 402 pages
B. The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo, 201 pages (5/4/10)

20.9 Luck of the Draw – Rebecca – A Really Cheesy Task
Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese by Brad Kessler, 256 pages

20.10 Group Reads –
A. Historical – The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, 704 pages

25 Point Tasks

25.1 Michelleo’s Task – Future Aspirations COMPLETED 4/30/10
Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank by Randi Hutter Epstein, 302 pages

25.2 Stephanie Anne’s Task -Fabulous First or Superior Seconds?
A. White Teeth by Zadie Smith, 464 pages (won best first novel in 2000)
B. The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith, 368 pages (Smith’s 2nd novel)

25.3 Coralie’s Task – Coming out of Hibernation
Attend a live sporting event or musical or drama and read a book that is somehow connected to the event.

25.4 Diane’s Task – The Name Game COMPLETED 5/7/10
A. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, 340 pages (Kelley is my middle name) (4/4/10)
B. The Truth About Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries, 392 pages

25.5 Leora’s Task – Spring Cleaning
Read at least 850 pages from your TBR pile…no new purchases for this task!
Dead As A Doornail by Charlaine Harris,
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak,

25.6 BJ Rose’s Task – This Day In History
October 21, 1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War
A. Heart and Soul: the Story of Florence Nightingale by Gena K. Gorrell, 146 pages (4/26/10)
B. Ruff’s War: A Navy Nurse on the Frontline in Iraq by Cheryl Lynn Ruff, 209 pages

25.7 Ashley FL’s Task – The Gods Must Be Crazy COMPLETED 3/6/10
Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel by Marie Phillips, 292 pages

25.8 Helen’s Task – Talk to the Animals COMPLETED 4/11/10
A. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, 336pages (4/5/10) *GR Author
B. A Cat Abroad by Peter Gethers, 243 pages

25.9 Wendy’s Task – Spring Break COMPLETED 3/10/10
(1990-2000) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6 by J.K. Rowling, 652 pages

25.10 Melissa GA’s Task – Déjà vu
A. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 502 pages
B. March by Geraldine Brooks, 280 pages

30 Point Tasks

30.1 Roseann’s Task – Spring Fling
A. The Thing About Jane Spring by Sharon Krum, 336 pages
B. Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell, 576 pages (or could read Miss Julia Throws A Wedding)

30.2 Cheryl TX’s Task – A Texas Sized Task COMPLETED 3/21/10
A. Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look, 176 pages (3/4/10)
B. Graceling by Kristin Cashore, 471 pages

30.3 Ms. Anderson’s Task – Birth and Renewal
A. The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson: A Novel by Jerome Charyn, 352 pages (published 2/22/10)
B. Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin/Nicola Kraus, 305 pages

30.4 DLM Rose’s Task – One if by Land, Two if by Sea COMPLETED 4/11/10
A. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, 304 pages
B. Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes, 240 pages 3/9/10

30.5 PJ Read’s Task – Six Degress of Separation COMPLETED 5/9/10
A. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris, 292 pages
B. You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister, 342 pages
(they both contributed short stories to the book Death’s Excellent Vacation)

30.6 Donna Jo’s Task – Character References
A. Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever by Molly Harper, 324 pages *GR Author
B. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

50 POINT MIDWAY TASK - MS ANDERSON - LUCK BE A LADY

50.1 First roll – 6 / Second Roll – 1 / Total=7 - Lucky Sevens! Toss out the genres and read whatever you'd like! COMPLETED 4/14/10

1. Nightlight by The Harvard Lampoon, 154 pages
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, 274 pages (4/13/10)

405/980 points
Tasks Completed: 20/57
Tasks In Progress: 4
Books Read: 33/82
Pages Read: 8189





message 14: by Sandie (last edited May 31, 2010 04:55AM) (new)

Sandie (chocdrop) | 214 comments http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?ke...

5 POINTS

5.1 Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
5.2 Larry's Party by Carol Shields
5.3 Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
5.4 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith (May 2009)
5.5 Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (2005)
5.6 The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
5.7 The Autistic Spectrum by Lorna Wing
5.8 Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth
5.9 Dogs and Goddesses by Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart & Lani Diane Rich
5.10 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (1823-1901)

10 POINTS

10.1 Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
10.2 The California Club by Belinda Jones (3.54)
10.3
10.4 Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris (recycle)
10.5 It's Only a Movie: Reel Life Adventures of a Film Obsessive by Mark Kermode
10.6 TBD
10.7 TBD
10.8 Adrift in the Oceans of Mercy by Martin Booth
10.9 Bonecrack by Dick Francis
10.10 Handbags and Halos by Bernadette Strachan

15 POINTS

15.1 The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway (Bosnia & Herzegovina)/The Dancers Dancing by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne (Ireland)
15.2 A Fringe of Leaves by Patrick White (Australia)/Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (WWI)
15.3 The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (pg 3)
15.4 TBD/TBD
15.5 TBD
15.6 The Road by Cormac McCarthy/The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (Jamie B)
15.7 The Perfect Sinner by Will Davenport
15.8 The Dark Clue by James Wilson (Turner)
15.9 The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
15.10 TBD

20 POINTS

20.1 One Hit Wonderland by Tony Hawks
20.2 Single Men by Dave Hill
20.3 Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale
20.4
20.5
20.6 Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
20.7
20.8 Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris/The Bag of Bones by Vivian French
20.9 The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
20.10 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

25 POINTS

25.1 Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurty
25.2 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday/The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce by Paul Torday
25.3 TBD
25.4 The Crush by Sandra Brown/Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie
25.5 /Size 14 is not Fat Either by Meg Cabot/Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
25.6 TBD/TBD
25.7 Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
25.8 TBD/The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
25.9 Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark (1985)
25.10 TBD/TBD

30 POINTS

30.1 TBD
30.2 TBD/TBD
30.3 TBD/Remember When by Nora Roberts
30.4 Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay/A Sea of Troubles by Donna Leon
30.5 The Information Officer by Mark Mills/Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry
30.6 TBD/TBD

50 POINTS

50.1 All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris/From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris






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message 17: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 17, 2010 03:40PM) (new)

Stephanie (ontariogal) | 2 comments Here's my spot. I will add them in as I decide on them.

5 POINTS

5.1 Swallows of Kabul
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
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5.10

10 POINTS

10.1
10.2
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10.8
10.9
10.10

15 POINTS

15.1
15.2
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15.6
15.7
15.8
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15.10

20 POINTS

20.1
20.2
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20.6
20.7
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25 POINTS

25.1
25.2
25.3
25.4
25.5
25.6 Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books And Lolita
25.7
25.8


message 18: by Alicia (last edited Mar 11, 2010 12:05PM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 24 comments 5 Points

5.1 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
5.2 - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Barbara Kingsolver)
5.3 - American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
5.4 - About a Boy (Nick Hornby)
5.5 - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Steig Larsson)
5.6 - The Beach (Alex Garland)
5.7 - Cannery Row (John Steinbeck)
5.8
5.9
5.10 - Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)




10 Points

10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4 - Fraud (David Rakoff)
10.5 - Reefer Madness (Eric Schlosser) - Journalist
10.6 - The Blind Side (Michael Lewis)
10.7
10.8 - The Elegant Universe (Brian Greene) - Non-fiction about space
10.9
10.10

15 Points

15.1.A
15.1.B - Physics (Aristotle) - Greek Author
15.2.A - The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)- Australian Author
15.2.B
15.3 - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky) - (pg 3 #252)
15.4.A
15.4.B
15.5 - A Working Girl Can't Win (Deborah Garrison)
15.6.A - - Popular
15.6.B - Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov) - Friends of Friends
15.7 - The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
15.8
15.9 - Starr Bright Will Be With You Soon (Joyce Carol Oates as Rosamond Smith)
15.10 - Every Second Counts (Lance Armstrong)


20 Points

20.1
20.2
20.3
20.4
20.5
20.6
20.7
20.8
20.9
20.10 - The Golden Compass (Phillip Pullman)

25 Points

25.1
25.2.A
25.2.B
25.3 - Until It Hurts (Mark Hyman)
25.4.A
25.4.B
25.5.A
25.5.B
25.6.A
25.6.B
25.7
25.8.A - Watership Down (Richard Adams)
25.8.B - So Your Dog's Not Lassie (Betty Fisher)
25.9 - Survivor (Chuck Palahniuk)
25.10.A
25.10.B

30 Points

30.1.A
30.1.B
30.2.A
30.2.B
30.3.A - Last Snow (Eric Van Lustbader)
30.3.B
30.4.A - Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster (Jon Krakauer)
30.4.B - The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemmingway)
30.5.A
30.5.B
30.6.A - Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
30.6.B

Total Points: 55
Tasks Complete: 3


message 19: by Angela (last edited May 26, 2010 02:46PM) (new)

Angela | 370 comments THIS CHALLENGE WILL BEGIN ON MARCH 1, 2010 AND ENDS AT MIDNIGHT EST MAY 31, 2010.

5 POINT TASKS
5.2 - "A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
When I think of spring I think of flowers and when I think of flowers I think of gardens...For this task read a novel featuring gardens (Ex. The Secret Garden) OR a gardener (Ex. Gardener to the King) OR a non-fiction book about gardening (Ex. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible)
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah-4/20

5.5 - "Whatever is popular deserves attention."
Using the following link (Popular Books) read a popular book that was published in a year ending in 3/4/5.
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly-4/5
Published in 2003

5.7 - March is Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
To celebrate this month read a book featuring a character with mental retardation or a developmental disorder (i.e. Autism, Down Syndrome etc.), or a non-fiction book that relates to one of the disorders.
House Rules by Jodi Picoult-3/23

5.9 - “I think even lying on my bed I can still do something.”
In honor of Dorothea Dix (April 4, 1802 – July 17, 1887), an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane whose quote inspired this task...Spend a day in bed reading the book of your choice.
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner-4/11

10 POINT TASKS
10.2 - Three/Four/Five
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright-3/3

10.3 - The Luck Of The Irish
In Honor of St. Patrick's Day (March 17) read a book with...
A.An Author by the name of Patrick, Pat, or Patricia.
OR
B. A Main Character by the name of Patrick, Pat, or Patricia.
Sold by Patricia McCormick-4/14

10.4 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

10.6 - And The Oscar Goes To...
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony will be held on March 7th...in honor of this ceremony which celebrates excellence in film read either...
A. A book that relates to one of the films nominated for this years best picture...(if the film was adapted from a book you may read the book it was adapted from...if it is an original story read a book that has a similar theme or plot).
Push by Sapphire-4/26

10.9 - "A lovely horse is always an experience.... It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words."
In honor of the Kentucky Derby (May 1st)...Read a book with the word Horse or Horses in the title OR a book that features Horses in the storyline. (I hope you will find that the words in the book you choose for this task enhance rather than ruin the experience.)
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls-4/10

10.10 - "Fashions fade - style is eternal."
Many of the world's most famous fashion designer's have spring birthdays including...Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, Guccio Gucci, Donatella Versace, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Oleg Cassini, Liz Claiborne, Perry Ellis, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, and Bob Mackie...In honor of them read a book (fiction or non-fiction) that has a type of clothing or accessory in the title (shirt, pants, shoes etc.)
Startled by His Furry Shorts by Louise Rennison-3/4

15 POINT TASKS
15.5 - "A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."
April is National Poetry Month. For this task read a collection of poetry (Must be at least 75 pages). When posting this write and share with the group an original Haiku.
Bum Rush the Page by Louis Reyes Rivera-3/20

15.9 - What's in a name?
In honor of Charlotte Brontë (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855) who wrote under the pen name Currer Bell...Read a novel published under a pseudonym or pen name. When posting this task - create and share a pen name that you might use if you were a writer. Explain why you would choose that name.
The Best Gift by Wendy Markham-3/10

15.10 - "Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are."
In Honor of Søren Kierkegaard (May 5, 1813 – November 11, 1855) a Danish Philosopher...Read a book whose title relates to your personal philosophy OR a book written by a philosopher whose ideas you identify with. When posting this task share your personal philosophy of life.
Everything Happens for a Reason: Finding the True Meaning of the Events in Our Lives by Mira Kirshenbaum-4/14

20 POINT TASKS
20.1 - The Most Improved Player - Cindy AL - April Fool
April Fool...read three 1000+ page books and write reviews of each without using your computer...April Fool! Read a humorous book of any type and write a short review.
I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies) by Laurie Notaro-3/30

20.5 - Just Joined In - Melaine - Read Across America (and the rest of the world)
In honor of Read Across America Day 2010, which falls on Dr. Suess's birthday, read any book(s)from one of the NEA's booklists and/or by Dr. Seuss, for a total of at least 500 pages.
*Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar-4/5 (118pgs)
*Wayside School gets a little stranger by Louis Sachar-4/6 (168 pgs)
Kid's Top 100 Books list
*Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger-4/11 (284 pgs)


20.6 - Supporting Goodreads Authors - Bridgit - Favorite Series
Read a book from your favorite series.
Please summarize the overall series in 2-3 sentences so that everyone can decide if they want to start a new series.
The 9th Judgement (Women's Murder Club, #9) Patterson, James-4/28

25 POINT TASKS
25.1 - Michelleo's Task - Future Aspirations
Think of something you really want to have in the future and read a book with that thing on the cover. For example, if you want to buy a house someday, then read a book with a house on the cover. If you really want children, read a book with children on the cover. If you're planning to start a garden, read a book with flowers or vegetables on the cover.

When posting the book tell us what you want and why.

Not Without My Sister: The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Kristina Jones-3/4

25.4 - Diane's Task - The Name Game
A. Read a book written by an author that shares your first, middle, OR last name. (My name is Diane Joyce Phillips. I might choose a book by Diane Setterfield, Joyce Carol Oates, James Joyce, or Susan Elizabeth Phillips). Spelling variations are acceptable (i.e. Dianne instead of Diane) as are name shortenings (i.e. Sue for Susan).
Sleepwalking in Daylight by Elizabeth Flock-5/1
B. Read a book from an author who shares a name created with a random name generator. Go to www.kleimo.com/random/name.cfm . Select gender(s) of
C. Read a book with a character’s name in the title (i.e. Sarah’s Key or Dear John. Not acceptable: Breaking Dawn, since there isn’t a character named Dawn in the book).
Jessica Z. by Shawn Klomparens-3/1

30.3 - Ms. Anderson's Task - Birth and Renewal
A. Read a book first published in 2010. The book may be part of a series; however, it must be the FIRST BOOK in the series. Stand-alone books are fine.
Ex: Truly, Madly or Alice I Have Been
Caught by Harlan Coben-4/25

B. Read a book (again, any genre is fine) with the prefix "re-" in the title or subtitle.
Ex: Rewind or Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal-4/1

Total: 265 points
Books Read: 24


message 20: by Angela (last edited Feb 17, 2010 04:58PM) (new)

Angela | 370 comments 15 POINT TASKS
15.1 - Independently Speaking
The following countries celebrate their independence in the spring...Bosnia and Herzegovina (March 1), Ghana (March 6), Mauritius (March 12), Tunisia (March 20), Namibia (March 21), Greece (March 25), Bangladesh (March 26), Zimbabwe (April 18), Ireland (Easter Monday), Sierra Leone (April 27), Togo (April 27), Netherlands (May 5), Israel (May 14), Paraguay (May 15), Norway (May 17), Cuba (May 20), East Timor (May 20), Montenegro (May 21), Eritrea (May 24), Jordan (May 25), Guyana (May 26), and Georgia (May 26 and April 9). In honor of their independence days...
A.Read a fictional book set in one of those countries or a non-fiction book about one of those countries.
AND
B.Read a book written by an author from one of those countries.

Different countries must be used for each part of the task.

15.2 - Anzac Day
In Honor of Anzac Day which is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, and is commemorated by both countries on April 25th every year to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I let's read...
A. A novel that takes place in Australia or New Zealand, written by an author from one of those countries, or a non-fictional book about one of the two countries.
AND
B. A novel or non-fictional account of World War I.

15.3 - At Least Once In A Lifetime
For this task read a book found on page 3, 4, or 5 of the following list: Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once. When posting this task explain why the book you read should or should not be on that list & what book you think should be at the top of the list.

15.4 - "These gems have life in them: their colors speak, Say what words fail of."
The birthstones for Spring are: March (Aquamarine, Bloodstone which mean Courage), April (Diamond, White Sapphire which mean Innocence), and May (Emerald which means Love or Success). For this task: Read a book with one of the birthstones in the title AND another book with it's corresponding meaning.
Ex.
Aquamarine or The Bloodstone Chronicles & The Red Badge of Courage

The Diamond Throne or Cat in a Sapphire Slipper (I'll accept just sapphire instead of white sapphire) & The Age of Innocence

The Deception of the Emerald Ring & Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia or The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

15.5 - "A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."
April is National Poetry Month. For this task read a collection of poetry (Must be at least 75 pages). When posting this write and share with the group an original Haiku.

15.6 - Friends and Friends of Friends
A.For the first part of this task read a book that is popular among the lists of your Goodreads friends that you have never read...to see a list of these books click on this link Popular Books
AND
B.For the second part of this task click on this link (Friends Of Friends) and select the first person on this list and read a 5 star book from their list.

15.7 - Beware The Seven Deadly Sins
Read a book with one of The Seven Deadly Sins in the title: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. When you post this task you also need to state if/how your book related to the sin that was in the title and why you think that particular sin is so deadly.
Ex. The Grapes of Wrath, Greed, Lust and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas, Sloth: The Seven Deadly Sins, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss, Envy the Night, Gluttony: More is More.

15.8 - "A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it."
In honor of Michelangelo, famous Italian artist (March 6, 1475 - February 18, 1564)...Read a Fictional or Non-Fictional book about or featuring your favorite artist
Ex.Sunflowers OR Mary Cassatt
When you post this task please tell us why the artist is your favorite and which of their works you enjoy the most.

15.9 - What's in a name?
In honor of Charlotte Brontë (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855) who wrote under the pen name Currer Bell...Read a novel published under a pseudonym or pen name. When posting this task - create and share a pen name that you might use if you were a writer. Explain why you would choose that name.

15.10 - "Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are."
In Honor of Søren Kierkegaard (May 5, 1813 – November 11, 1855) a Danish Philosopher...Read a book whose title relates to your personal philosophy OR a book written by a philosopher whose ideas you identify with. When posting this task share your personal philosophy of life.

20 POINT TASKS
20.1 - The Most Improved Player
TBD

20.2 - Rookie Of The Season
TBD

20.3 - Best Review Contest
TBD

20.4 - Always The Bridesmaid, Never The Bride
TBD

20.5 - Just Joined In
TBD

20.6 - Supporting Goodreads Authors
TBD

20.7 - I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie
TBD

20.8 - Happy Birthday To You!
TBD

20.9 - Luck Of The Draw
TBD

20.10 - Group Reads
Read One Of The Following Group Read Selections And Make At Least One Post In The Discussion Thread.
A. Historical - The Historian
B. Censored - The Golden Compass
C. Favorite Author - The Handmaid's Tale

25 POINT TASKS
25.1 - Roseann's Task
Pending

25.2 - Cheryl TX's Task - A Texas-Sized Task
A. Read one book from this year's Texas Bluebonnet Award List
AND
B. Read one book from this year's Texas Lone Star Reading List

Each book must be at least 100 pages or can be combined in a category to make 100 pages.

25.3 - Ms. Anderson's Task - Birth and Renewal
A. Read a book first published in 2010. The book may be part of a series; however, it must be the FIRST BOOK in the series. Stand-alone books are fine.
Ex: Truly, Madly or Alice I Have Been
B. Read a book (again, any genre is fine) with the prefix "re-" in the title or subtitle.
Ex: Rewind or Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

25.4 - DLM Rose's Task - One if by Land, Two if by Sea
Paul Revere’s ride took place on April 18-19, 1775.
Paul Revere
To commemorate his ride read two books:
A. One book with a natural landform or land feature in the title- mountain, valley, plain, volcano, cliff, cave, cape, canyon etc.
And
B. One book with a natural body of water in the title: ocean, pond, lake, stream, river, bay, fjord, etc.

25.5 - PJ Reads' Task
Pending

25.6 - Donna Jo's Task - As Suggested By Liz Brooklyn - Character References
A. For this task you need to read a book (fiction or non-fiction) AND A book that the first book references.
For example, in The Moonstone one of the characters refers to Robinson Crusoe, in The Inheritance of Loss two characters discuss V. S. Naipaul's novels, and in Northanger Abbey the protagonist is reading The Mysteries of Udolpho.

25.7 - Ashley FL's Task - The Gods Must Be Crazy
Read a book involving Greek and/or Roman gods. May be non-fiction or fiction. Half-blood Gods are fine.
Ex. Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel or Oh My Gods!: A Look-it-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology

25.7 - Helen's Task
Pending



message 21: by Sarah (Mood Reader) (last edited Feb 19, 2010 11:20AM) (new)

Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments My Plans Thus Far

5.1 Enslaved by Ducks by Bob Tarte
5.2 Forbidden Garden by Tracy Fobes
5.3 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
5.4 Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
5.5 The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares – 2003
5.6 The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
5.7 The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
5.8 Chat by Archer Mayor
5.9 The Potluck Club by Linda Evans Shepherd
5.10 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Scared Even Me by Alfred Hitcock

10.1 The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha
10.2 Perfect by Sara Shepard
10.3 Circle of Three by Patricia Gaffney
10.4 Saving Grace by Julie Garwood
10.5 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
10.6 The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis
10.7 Deadly Deception by
10.8 The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
10.9 On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
10.10 In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

15.1 Heart and soul by Maeve Binchy
15.2 Windflowers by Tamara McKinley AND The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
15.3 The Shack by William P. Young
15.4 Emerald Windows by Terri Blackstock AND True Love (and Other Lies) by Whitney Gaskell
15.5 Viking Book of Poetry
15.6 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown AND (Christa) Good Grief by Lolly Winston
15.7 Greed: A Novel by Elfriede Jelinek
15.8 Nancy Crow by Nancy Crow
15.9 The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham
15.10 Family Honor by Robert B. Parker

20.1
20.2
20.3
20.4
20.5
20.6
20.7
20.8
20.9
20.10 The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

25.1
25.2 The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman AND North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley 25.3 Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu AND The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
25.4 The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel AND The River Knows by Amanda Quick
25.5
25.6 Angry Housewives, Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik AND ?
25.7 The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
25.8 What Wendell Wants: Or, How to Tell if You're Obsessed with Your Dog by Jenny Lee AND The Autobiography of Foundini M. Cat by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer




message 22: by Pollyanna (last edited May 31, 2010 09:26AM) (new)

Pollyanna (polly8) | 114 comments 5 Point Tasks

5.1:Lord of the Flies
5.2:The Secret Garden
5.3:The Graveyard Book
5.4:The Alchemist (October Newsletter)
5.5:Poison Study
5.6: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
5.7:The Memory Keeper's Daughter
5.8: Moon Called
5.9: The Trouble With Magic
5.10:Jude the Obscure

10 Point Tasks
10.1: The Mayor of Casterbridge (English Library) by Thomas Hardy The Mayor of Casterbridge
10.2: The Lost Symbol
10.3: B. Cut
10.4: C. The Catcher in the Rye
10.5:The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
10.6: Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
10.7: In Cold Blood
10.8:Ender's Game
10.9: All the Pretty Horses
10.10: The Stumpwork Robe

15 Points
15.1:A. Dracula (Romania) B. This Charming Man (Ireland)
15.2: A.Oscar and Lucinda B. Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War
15.3:The Hunger Games
15.4: A. The Blood Stone B. Love in the Time of Cholera
15.5: Good Poems for Hard Times
15.6: A. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society B. Outlander
15.7:The Grapes of Wrath
15.8:
15.9: Animal Farm
15.10:

20 Point Tasks
20.1: Catch-22
20.2: The Help
20.3: B. Girl, Interrupted
20.4: Alway's the Bridesmaid, never the Bride -
20.5:The Giver + Little Women
20.6: Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #5)
20.7: The Devil Wears Prada
20.8: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
20.9: I Am the Cheese
20.10: Group Reads - The Handmaid's Tale

25 Point Tasks
25.1: Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts Where the Heart Is
25.2: A. The Song of Names B. The Game of Opposites: A Novel
25.3: Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
25.4: B. Radium Halos: A Novel about the Radium Dial Painters Shelley Stout. C. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
25.5: Fallen 452, Rising Shadow 378 and Herland 176 = 1006
25.6:
25.7: The Lightning Thief
25.8: A. White Fang B. Marley & Me: Love and Life with the World's Worst Dog
25.9: The Perks of Being a Wallflower 1999
25.10: A. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde B. Mary Reilly

30 Point Tasks

30.1: A. Endymion Spring B. Throw Like A Girl: Stories
30.2: A. Savvy B. Prophecy of the Sisters
30.3: A. The Secret Year B. Regeneration
30.4: A. A Way Through the Mountains B. River Boy
30.5: A. Beautiful Creatures B. Hate List (David Caplan did cover art for both books.
30.6: A. The Eyre Affair and Cold Comfort Farm

50.1 Rolled a 2 and a 5 = 7 - Read what I like
Succubus Blues andThe Bone Collector



message 23: by Kim (last edited May 20, 2010 07:42AM) (new)

Kim | 166 comments My plans
5.1- The Birds and the Bees
5.2- Day Job, The: Adventures of a Jobbing Gardener
5.3-
5.4- Twenties Girl: A Novel
5.5- 2004 The Time Traveler's Wife
5.6- Memoirs of a Geisha
5.7- The Memory Keeper's Daughter
5.8-
5.9- It's a fine life- Jodi Prenger
5.10 I Capture the Castle

10.1 After Midnight- Susan Sallis
10.2
10.3The silver linings play book- Matthew Quick
10.4
10.5 Message from Nam- Danielle Steel
10.6- Julie Andrews
10.7- Readers Digest True Crime
10.8-
10.9- Black Beauty- Anna Sewell
10.10- The Handbag and Wellies Yoga Club- Lucy Edge

15.1 Night of rain and stars Maeve Binchy(Greece) and Dublin 4 - Maeve Binchy
15.2
15.3- The Shack- William P Young
15.4 a) Diamonds are forever- Ian Fleming
b) Stolen Innocence
15.5
15.6 Twilight and Harry Potter 4
15.7 The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck
15.8
15.9 J D Robb
15.10

20.1 Stupid Cupid- Arabella Weir
20.2 The Chalet Girl- Kate Lace
20.3- Mother's Ruin
20.4- Ravenscar Dynasty
Anne Bennett
20.5
20.6- Debbie Macomber
20.7
20.8 It's a Kind of Magic- Carole Matthews, Sabrina Teenage witch
20.9- The Ice Cream girls- Dorothy Koomson
20.10- The Historian

25.1- The Mill House- Susan Lewis
25.2 a) Eve Green- Susan Fletcher
b) Oystercatcher- Susan Fletcher
25.3
25.4- c) Me and Emma- Elizabeth Flock
25.5- a)Brixton Beach- Roma Tearner 408p
b)Song of the West- Nora Roberts 187p
c)Step on a crack- James Patterson

25.6 a)Patricia Cornwell- A portrait of a killer
b)
25.7- The Lightening Thief- Percy Jackson-Rick Riordan
25.8 Redwall- Brian Jacques
b) Who gets fluffy
25.9 Amazing Grace- Danielle Steel
25.10 Rebecca- Daphne DU Maurier and Rebecca's Tale- Sally Beaumont
30.1
30.2
30.3- a)Big Girl- Danielle Steel 2010
b)The Return- Victoria Hislop
30.4 Sea Swept- Nora Roberts and Death Valley- Gwen Hunter
30.5 Nora Roberts- Blithe Images
Janet Dailey- Fire and Ice

30.6 Lesley Ash- My life behaving Badly
The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett


50
6- mystery/crime- Death of a travelling man- M C Beaton
3 Biography Lynda Bellingham- Lost and found- my story
9- review

Tasks Completed 17/57
Points completed 380/980
Books Read- 26



message 24: by Beth (last edited Mar 22, 2010 01:47PM) (new)

Beth | 665 comments 5 Points

5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (3/19/10)
5.6
5.7 Rules by Cynthia Lord (3/04/10)
5.8
5.9 Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn (3/04/10)
5.10 Dracula by Bram Stoker (3/22/10)

10 Points
10.1
10.2 Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann (3/03/10)
10.3 Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (3/14/2010)
10.4
10.5 The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible As Literally As Possible by A.J. Jacobs (3/01/10)
10.6
10.7
10.8 Grimspace by Ann Aguirre (3/11/10)
10.9
10.10

15 Points
15.1
15.2a People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (3/09/10)
b -
15.3
15.4
15.5 95 Poems by e.e. cummings (3/04/10)
15.6a The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (3/11/10)
b -
15.7
15.8
15.9
15.10


message 25: by Beth (last edited Mar 28, 2010 11:45AM) (new)

Beth | 665 comments 20 Points
20.1
20.2
20.3
20.4a
b -
20.5a
b - The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (3/06/10)
c - The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss (3/06/10)
20.6 Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (3/25/10)
20.7
20.8
20.9
20.10 The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (3/03/10)

25 Points
25.1
25.2a
b -
25.3
25.4a
b-
25.5a Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (3/21/10)
b - The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot (3/18/10)
c -
25.6a
b -
25.7
25.8a Boxen: The Imaginary World of the Young C. S. Lewis by C.S. Lewis (3/21/10)
b -
25.9
25.10a
b -

30 Points
30.1a Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas (3/16/10)
b -
30.2a
b-
30.3a
b -
30.4a
b -
30.5a
b -
30.6a
b -

50 Points


message 26: by Amy (new)

Amy (signgirlamy) My spot!


message 27: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited May 18, 2010 10:07PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2916 comments 5 Pointers
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4 In The News-"Dead In The Family" by Charlaine Harris Finished 05/18/10

5.5
5.6
5.7 Look Me In The Eye: My Life With Asperger's by John Elder Jackson Finished 3/8/10
5.8
5.9 The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult Finished 3/12/10
5.10 The Golden Road by L M Montgomery Finished 3/29/10, "Chronicles of Avonlea" by L.M. Montgomery Finished 5/4/10,

10 Points
10.1 "Family Tree" by Barabra Delinsky Finished 5/2/10

10.2

10.3

10.4 The Princess Bride by William Goldman finished 3/4/10

10.5 Freedom of the Press -

10.6 And The Oscar Goes To: I read "Push" by Sapphire
Finished 5/11/10

10.7

10.8

10.9 The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie Finished 5/9/10

10.10

15 Points
15.1
15.2 Amzac Day-"The Secret River" Finished 4/14/10, "Remembrance" by Theresa Breslin 4/23/10
15.3
15.4
15.5
15.6 A) The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Finished 3/21/10, "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak Finished 4/15/10,

15.7

15.8 Favorite Artist "The Wee Christmas Cabin" and "Home Is Where the Heart Is" Finished 4/17/10

15.9

15.10

20 Points
20.1

20.2 Clean Sweep-"Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear Finished 4/30/10

20.3
20.4
20.5
20.6 The Pretties by Scott Westerfield Finished 3/16/10
20.7
20.8
20.9
20.10 The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Finished 3/28/10

25 Points
25.1 Future Aspirations- "The Jane Austen Book Club" by Karen Joy Fowler Finished 5/9/10

25.2

25.3

25.4

25.5 Spring Cleaning-"The Eight" 4/3/10, "The History of the Siege of Lisbon" 4/8/10 (922pp)

25.6

25.7

25.8 I read "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Rober O'Brien and "Because of Win Dixie" by Katie Dicamillo Finished 5/11/10

25.9

25.10

30.1

30.2 Texas Task-"The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating" by A.W. Flaherty Finished 4/17/10

30.3

50.1


message 28: by Tanya (last edited Feb 21, 2010 09:24AM) (new)

Tanya D (mtlbookworm) | 161 comments To be updated as I go:

5.1 The Secret Life of Bees
5.2
5.3 The Sandman Vol 1- Neil Gaiman
5.4 Her Fearful Symmetry- Oct 09
5.5 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10 The Scarlett Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

10.1 In the Woods- Tana French
10.2
10.3
10.4 The Fiery Cross
10.5 The girl who played with fire
10.6 I'll Scream Later- Marlee Matlin won in 1986
10.7
10.8
10.9
10.10

15.1
15.2 The Thornbirds AND ??
15.3 Tess of the Durbervilles or Still Alice
15.4
15.5
15.6 Water for Elephants AND Go Ask Alice
15.7
15.8
15.9
15.10

20.1
20.2
20.3
20.4
20.5
20.6
20.7
20.8
20.9
20.10 The Handmaid's Tale

25.1
25.2
25.3
25.4
25.5
25.6
25.7
25.8 Charlotte's Web AND Where the Red Fern Grows
25.9 Something by Judy Blume, Caroline B. Cooney or a Nancy Drew book...
25.10



message 29: by Nicole (last edited Mar 05, 2010 06:55AM) (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments 5.1 Firefly Lane
5.2 The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden
5.3 The Graveyard Book
5.4 Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal
5.5 Club Dead (2003)
5.6 After Dark
5.7 House Rules
5.8 A Place Called Here
5.9 -
5.10 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
10.1 Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
10.2 Specimen Days
10.3 Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally
10.4 Trainspotting (never got to read for Fall Challenge)
10.5 Sharp Objects: A Novel
10.6 Audrey Hepburn: An Intimate Portrait
10.7 A Rip in Heaven: A Memoir of Murder And Its Aftermath
10.8 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
10.9 Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
10.10 Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
15.1 Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter and This Charming Man
15.2 Angel and All Quiet on the Western Front
15.3 The Complete Persepolis
15.4 Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise and Innocence
15.5 Leaves of Grass
15.6 A. When You Are Engulfed in Flames B. 1984
15.7 Inside of Me: Lessons of Lust, Love and Redemption
15.8 Sunflowers
15.9 Twenties Girl
15.10 Everything Happens for a Reason: Finding the True Meaning of the Events in Our Lives
20.1 My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black; Or, A Culture-Up Manifesto
20.2 The Help
20.3 Thirteen Reasons Why
20.4 New York: The Novel &Motherless Brooklyn
20.5 -
20.6 All Together Dead
20.7 Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius
20.8The Prestige &The Magician's Nephew
20.9 13 Little Blue Envelopes
20.10 The Golden Compass
25.1 The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters
25.2 Eve Green: A Novel &Oystercatchers
25.3 -
25.4 Man Walks Into a Room &The Late, Lamented Molly Marx: A Novel
25.5 Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, and Definitely Dead (910)
25.6 Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial &40 Days and 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, OxyContin®, and Other Oddities on Trial in Pennsylvania
25.7 The Last Olympian
25.8 Animal Farm &Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
25.9 For One More Day
25.10 Beastly &Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
30.1 Spring and Fall &Toss the Bride
30.2 Someone Named Eva &North of Beautiful
30.3 Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage &The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal
30.4 Plainwater: Essays and Poetry &Dear Exile : The True Story of Two Friends Separated (for a Year) by an Ocean
30.5 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close &Starr Bright Will Be with You Soon
30.6 Special Topics in Calamity Physics &A Moveable Feast


message 30: by Katie (last edited May 26, 2010 06:46PM) (new)

Katie 5.1 (Birds and Bees) - Bee Season by Goldberg
5.2 (Garden) - Life and Times of Michael K by Coetzee
5.3 (S.P.R.I.N.G.) - The Human Stain by Roth
5.4 (In the News) - Fever Pitch by Hornby
5.5 (Popular) - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America by Stewart
5.6 (Asian-Pacific) - Saving Fish from Drowning: A Novel by Tan
5.7 (Develop. Disabilities) - Flowers for Algernon by Keyes
5.8 (AG Bell) - The Call of the Wild by London
5.9 (Dix) - Night by Wiesel
5.10 (Queen Victoria) - Leaves of Grass by Whitman

10.1 (Trees) - The Old Boys by Trevor
10.2 (345) - A Separate Peace by Knowles (3.55 on 2/21)
10.3 (Pat) - Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Krakauer
10.4 (Reuse) - Things Fall Apart by Achebe
10.5 (Press) - Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number by Timerman
10.6 (Oscar) - The Plot Against America by Roth
10.7 (Ides of March) - The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Boser
10.8 (Space Travel) - Dune by Herbert
10.9 (Horse) - Tell My Horse : Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica by Hurston
10.10 (Fashion) -

15.1 (Independence) - A. People of the Book by G. Brooks
B. Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by C. Eire

15.2 (Anzac) - A. A Town Like Alice by N. Shute
B. The African Queen by C.S. Forester
15.3 (Once in a Life) - The Screwtape Letters
15.4 (Gems) - A.
B.
15.5 (Poetry) - Selected Poems by T.S. Eliot
15.6 (Friends) - A. Brave New World Revisited by A. Huxley
B. Outlander by D. Gabaldon
15.7 (Sins) - Pride and Prejudice by J. Austen
15.8 (Art) - The Lost Painting by J. Harr
15.9 (Pen Name) - Coming Up for Air by G. Orwell
15.10 (Philosophy) - Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for None and All by F. Nietzsche

20.1 (April Fool) - Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays by D. Sedaris
20.2 (Clean Sweep) - Alias Grace by M. Atwood
20.3 (Mental Health) - The Night of the Iguana by T. Williams
20.4 (Our Histories) - B. The Third Life of Grange Copeland by A. Walker
C. Washington, D.C.: A Novel by G. Vidal
20.5 (Read Across America) - Great Expectations by C. Dickens
20.6 (Favorite Series) -The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
20.7 (Declutter) - True to the Letter: 800 Years of Remarkable Correspondence, Documents, and Autographs by P.C. Do Lago
20.8 (Magical) -American Gods by N. Gaiman
20.9 (Cheesy) - How to Overthrow the Government by A. Huffington
20.10 (Group Read) - The Handmaid's Tale by M. Atwood

25.1 (Aspirations) - Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood by b. hooks
25.2 (Costa) - A. The Buddha of Suburbia by H. Kureishi
B. The Black Album by H. Kureishi
25.3 (Coming out of Hibernation) - Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
25.4 (The Name Game) - A. Fletch and the Man Who by G. McDonald
B. Inventing the Abbots and Other Stories by S. Miller

25.5 (Spring Cleaning) - A Small Place by J. Kincaid
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by J. Krakauer
Cloud Atlas by D. Mitchell
25.6 (This Day in History) - A. A Farewell to Arms by E. Hemingway
B. Going After Cacciato by T. O'Brien
25.7 (Gods) - The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology by Cotrelli and Storm
25.8 (Animals) - A. Watership Down by R. Adams
B. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by D. Wroblewski

25.9 (Spring Break) - Sula by T. Morrison
25.10 (Deja Vu) - A. On Beauty by Z. Smith
B. Howards End by E.M. Forster

30.1 (Spring Fling) -
30.2 (Texas) - A.
B.
30.3 (Birth and Renewal) - A. Reality Hunger: A Manifesto by D. Shields
B. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
30.4 (Land and Sea) A. Go Tell It on the Mountain by J. Baldwin
B. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by J. Verne
30.5 (6 Degrees) - A. A Streetcar Named Desire by T. Williams
B.Frankenstein by M. Shelley
30.6 (References) - A. Fahrenheit 451 by R. Bradbury
B. Poems by W. Whitman

50.1 (Luck Be a Lady) - A. Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
B. Interpreter of Maladies by J. Lahiri


message 31: by Jamie (last edited Apr 27, 2010 11:43AM) (new)

Jamie My plan:
5.1 Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
5.2 XXXXXXXXXX
5.3 Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
5.4 Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin
5.5 Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
5.6 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
5.7 The Memory Keeper's Daughter
5.8
5.9 Mr. Pip
5.10 The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

10.1 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
10.2 Run by Ann Patchett (3.45)
10.3 South of Broad by Pat Conroy
10.4 The Omnivore's Dilemma
10.5 The Girl Who Played With Fire
10.6 Push by Sapphire
10.7 The Devil in the White City
10.8 XXXXXXXXXX
10.9 Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen
10.10 XXXXXXXXXX

15.1 The Glass Lake/A Tale of Love and Darkness
15.2 People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks/Birdsong
15.3 Infidel
15.4 XXXXXXXXXX
15.5 XXXXXXXXXX
15.6 One Hundred Years of Solitude/ The Road
15.7 XXXXXXXXXX
15.8 Loving Frank
15.9 1984
15.10

20.1 A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
20.2 The Help
20.3 The Risk Pool by Richard Russo
20.4 Midnight's Children/ The House of Sand and Fog
20.5
20.6
20.7 Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
20.8 Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
20.9 XXXXXXXXXX
20.10 The Historian

25.1 Elegance of The Hedgehog
25.2 Housekeeping/ Gilead
25.3 Ellis Paul concert/ 10 Days in the Hills
25.4 Olive Kitteridge/ Sarah's Key
25.5 Random Family: (400p)
25.6
25.7 XXXXXXXXXX
25.8 The Art of Racing in the Rain/The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
25.9 The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
25.10 Jane Eyre/ The Eyre Affair

30.1 XXXXXXXXXX
30.2 XXXXXXXXXX
30.3 XXXXXXXXXX
30.4 Small Island/ Last Night in Twisted River
30.5 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close/ The Falls: A Novel
30.6 Special Topics in Calamity Physics/A Moveable Feast

50.1 The Golden Compass/


message 32: by Cynthia (last edited May 30, 2010 05:23PM) (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments 5.1 The Swan Thieves - DONE
5.2 Earthly Joys
5.3 Just Imagine - DONE
5.4 Dead and Gone - DONE January 2010 Newsletter
5.5 Dead as a Doornail (2005) - DONE
5.6 The Hundred Secret Senses
5.7 Follow the Stars Home - DONE
5.8 How to Talk to a Widower - DONE
5.9 Rebellious Desire - DONE
5.10 Agnes Grey

10.1 Cottonwood Whispers - DONE
10.2 Smitten (3.45 rating) - DONE
10.3 Educating Caroline - DONE
10.4 Gentle Warrior - DONE
10.5 First Lady - DONE
10.6 Audrey: Her Real Story
10.7 The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder
10.8 True Blue - DONE
10.9 The Valley of Horses - DONE
10.10 Secrets of a Shoe Addict - DONE

15.1 A. The Gift (Set in Ireland) - DONE
B. The Crimson Petal and the White (Author From The Netherlands)
15.2 A. Indecent Obsession - DONE
B. Dancing in the Rain
15.3 Tess of the D'Urbervilles
15.4 A. Emerald Windows
B. Crazy in Love - DONE
15.5 The 100 Best Poems of All Time
15.6 A. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
B. Velvet Angel: Saga Montgomery - DONE
15.7 Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
15.8 Sunflowers - DONE
15.9 Lady of Skye - DONE
15.10 Someone to Love - DONE

20.1 The Spellmans Strike Again - DONE
20.2 The Invention of Everything Else
20.3 Tomato Girl
20.4 Roses & A Bittersweet Story
20.5
20.6 All Together Dead - DONE
20.7 Definitely Dead - I have a bunch of VHS tapes I need to donate - this book was published in 2006 the year new movies stopped being made in VHS format. - DONE
20.8 From Dead to Worse - DONE AND The Girl Who Chased the Moon - DONE
20.9 Blessed Are the Cheesemakers - DONE
20.10 The Handmaid's Tale

25.1 The Blessing by Jude Deveraux - I definitely want to be a mother someday and this is a painting of a mother and child. - DONE
25.2 - Brazen - DONE & Simply Sinful
25.3 I plan to attend a local Celtic festival in April so I will read Temptation which takes place in Scotland a Celtic nation. - DONE
25.4 A. My middle name is Jean: The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel. - DONE
B. Getting Rid Of Bradley - DONE
25.5 Charlie All Night - DONE
Flirting in Cars - DONE
Heartbreak Town: A Novel - DONE
25.6
25.7 Truly, Madly - DONE
25.8 A. The White Bone: A Novel
B. One Good Dog
25.9 Legend (Book was on the NY Best Seller List on 9-29-1996 the year I started high school) - DONE
25.10 A. Rebecca
B. Mrs. De Winter

30.1
30.2 A. Savvy
B. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
30.3 First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival - DONE & Remembrance - DONE
30.4 A. The Plains of Passage - DONE
B. River Lady - DONE
30.5 A. The Queen's Lover - DONE
B. The Last Dickens: A Novel
Both authors and these books were chosen by the Historical Novel Society's Editors choice title for May 2009.
30.6 A. Special Topics in Calamity Physics
B. Madame Bovary


message 33: by Cynthia (last edited May 25, 2010 10:39AM) (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments 50 POINTER
1 (Fantasy/Sci-Fi) - A Touch of Dead - DONE
Anna Paquin stars in the tv series based on these books. She won the Best Supporting Actress in 1993 for The Piano - also nominated that year was Winona Ryder. Winona Ryder starred in Beetlejuice with Actress Geena Davis. Actress Geena Davis is a member of the organization Mensa. Author Jean Auel is also a member of Mensa.
5 (Historical Fiction) - The Shelters of Stone - DONE





message 34: by April (last edited Feb 19, 2010 10:25AM) (new)

April (booksandwine) | 65 comments 5.1 Owl In Love by Patrice Kindl
5.2 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
5.3 Stardust by Neil Gaiman
5.4 Jan 2010 – Along For The Ride By Sarah Dessen
5.5 Princess Academy by Shannon Hale - 2005
5.6 The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
5.7 Rules by Cynthia Lord – features character with Autism
5.8 Talk to Me Like I’m Someone You Love by Nancy Dreyfus
5.9 TBA
5.10 -The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins

10.1 The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
10.2 -TBA – am looking at A Separate Peace (3.55)
10.3 The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
10.4 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle TBA
10.5 Fear And Loathing: On The Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter S. Thompson
10.6 Push by Sapphire
10.7 Devil In The White City by Erik Larson
10.8 - "I could have gone on flying through space forever." TBA
10.9 Blood Red Horse by KM Grant
10.10 -Al Capone Does by Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

15.1 -A.Patrick: Son of Ireland by Stephen Lawhead
AND
B. The Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian)
15.2 - A. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak (Australian)
AND
B. Losing Julia by Jonathan Hull
15.3 - V For Vendetta by Alan Moore (pg. 4)
15.4 - The Diamond Secret by Suzanne Weyn & The Age of Innocence by Edith Warton
15.5 -Poetry Speaks Who I Am
15.6 -A. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
AND
B. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen from http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/13...
15.7 - Beware The Seven Deadly Sins
TBA
15.8 - Lust For Life by Irving Stone about Van Gogh.
15.9 The Professor by Charlotte Bronte
15.10 - "Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are."
TBA


20.1 - The Most Improved Player
TBD
20.2 - Rookie Of The Season
TBD
20.3 - Best Review Contest
TBD
20.4 - Always The Bridesmaid, Never The Bride
TBD
20.5 - Just Joined In
TBD
20.6 - Supporting Goodreads Authors
TBD
20.7 - I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie
TBD
20.8 - Happy Birthday To You!
TBD
20.9 - Luck Of The Draw
TBD
20.10 - Group Reads
B. Censored - The Golden Compass

25 POINT TASKS
25.1 - Roseann's Task
Pending
25.2A. Savvy by Ingrid Law
AND
B. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
25.3 A. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
B. TBA
25.4 A. Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin
And
B. All Rivers Flow To The Sea by Allison McGhee
25.5 - PJ Reads' Task
Pending
25.6- Northanger Abbey and The Mysteries of Udolpho.
25.7 The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
25.8 A. Tailchaser’s Song by Tad Williams AND
B. Dewey: The Library Cat


Lots of YA because I blog about YA books. :-)


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message 35: by Megan (last edited Mar 11, 2010 09:26AM) (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments 5.1 Journey of the Sparrows
5.2 Green Angel

5.3 The Wednesday Wars
5.4 Dirty Little Secrets (Feb. '10 newsletter)
5.5 The Hero and the Crown
5.6 When My Name Was Keoko
5.7 Fade to Black
5.8 Entr@pment: A High School Comedy in Chat
5.9 The Time Bike
5.10 The Book of Dragons ~ E. Nesbit (which apparently isn't on GR >_> )

10.1 Far from You
10.2 Snow White and the Seven Samurai (3.43 when I checked)
10.3 The Dark Hills Divide
10.4 Bud, Not Buddy (Reuse--originally was going to read for the Harlem Renaissance task, then switched to Monster)
10.5 Adam Canfield of the Slash
10.6 Greater Than Angels
10.7 Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts (I may end up changing this...we'll see how it goes)
10.8 Have Space Suit-Will Travel
10.9 The Horse and His Boy
10.10 Al Capone Shines My Shoes

15.1 Snow Treasure (country: Norway) and Benny and Babe (author: Ireland)
15.2 The Whale Rider (New Zealand) and The Foreshadowing (WWI)
15.3 The Goose Girl
15.4 Barnaby Grimes: Return of the Emerald Skull (May: Emerald) and Love, Aubrey (May: Love)
15.5 It's Raining Pigs & Noodles
15.6 The Bell Jar (friend) and D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (friend of friend)
15.7 Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about The Grapes of Wrath
15.8 Of Flowers and Shadows (Homer isn't my real favorite artist, but I couldn't find any novels about Jackson Pollock or Keith Haring *sniffle*)

15.9 Packet Alley ~ Elizabeth Meg
15.10 What Dreams May Come

20.1
20.2
20.3 Wintergirls
20.4
20.5
20.6
20.7
20.8
20.9 Swiss Mist
20.10 The Handmaid's Tale

25.1 Seventh Grade Tango (learn to dance)

25.2 The Harmony Silk Factory and Map of the Invisible World
25.3 Dramarama
25.4 Perfect Fifths (same name) and I, Juan de Pareja (name in title)
25.5 Truesight (256), Gamer Girl (224), and The Wheel of Nuldoid (381) (861pgs total)
25.6
25.7 The Lightning Thief (or my students will kill me >_> they can't believe I haven't read it yet)
25.8 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (animal narrator/main char) and The Cricket in Times Square (pet)

25.9 The Merchant of Death (popular in 2002)
25.10 The Hidden Staircase and Buried Secrets

30.1 Miki Falls: Spring and The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
30.2 Someone Named Eva (Bluebonnet) and When You Reach Me (Lone Star)
30.3 Before I Fall (2010) and Reincarnation (Re-)
30.4 Island of the Blue Dolphins (landform) and Crooked River (body of water)
30.5 After and Hate That Cat: A Novel (Pattern = HTC -> LTD -> Monster -> After)
30.6 Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook (original book) and I need to read it to decide what book mentioned I'd like to read :3



message 36: by Susan (last edited Apr 29, 2010 09:56PM) (new)

Susan | 663 comments 5.1 "Every Last Cuckoo" by Kate Maloyfinished 3/30/10
5.2 "The Garden Angel" by Mindy Friddle-finished 3/15/10
5.3 "Here on Earth" by Alice Hoffman (Jul 2009)
5.4
5.5"Those Who Save Us" (2004) by Jenna Blum finished 3/19/10
5.6 "Dragon House" by John Shors finished 4/15/10
5.7
5.8
5.9Beat the Reaper" by Josh Bazell finished 4/29/10
5.10

10.1 "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith finished 3/23/10
10.2The Bright Side of Disaster" by Katherine Center finished 4/18/10
10.3 "Bufflehead Sisters" by Patricia Delois finished 3/13/10
10.4c The Weight of Silence" by Heather Gudenkauf" finished 4/19/10
10.5 "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Steig Larsson finished 3/5/10
10.6
10.7 "Columbine" by Dave Cullen
10.8
10.9 "Seabiscuit" by Laura Hillenbrand finished 4/2/10
10.10 "Blue Shoe" by Anne Lamott finished 3/25/10

15.1
15.2
15.3 "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova read 3/31/10
15.4
15.5
15.6a "Outlander" by Diana Grabaldon
15.6b "The Book of Lost Things" by John Connelly
15.7
15.8
15.9 Amanda Quick (Jayne Anne Krentz)
15.10

20.1
20.2
20.3 The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfieldfinished 4/25/10
20.4
20.5
20.6 "The Girl Who Played with Fire" by Stieg Larsson. Finished 3/10/10
20.7
20.8
20.9
20.10 "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman

25.1 Casting Off" by Nicole Dickson finished 3/27/10
25.2
25.3
25.4a "The Fiction Class" by Susan Breen Finished 3/27/10
25.4b "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana De Rosnay finished 3/13/10
25.5
25.6
25.7
25.8a "Animal Farm" by George Orwell
25.8b Marley & Me" by John Grogan" finished 4/10/10
25.9 John Updike
25.10a "Gone with the Wind"
25.10b "Scarlett"

30.1
30.2
30.3a The Summer We Fell Apart" by Robin Antalek finished 4/5/10
30.4
30.5a "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathon Safan Foe
30.5b "A Fair Maiden" by Joyce Carol Oatesfinished 4/25/10
30.6a "So Many Books, So Little Time" by Sara Nelson Finished 4/15/10
30.6b "Compromising Positions" by Susan Issacs

50


message 38: by Paulabits (last edited Feb 21, 2010 04:09PM) (new)

Paulabits 5 Points

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4. The Sorrows of Young Werther
5. The Reader
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9. Art of Murder / Clara y la Penumbra
10. Dracula

10 Points

1.
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4. The First Verse: A Novel
5.
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7. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl?
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15 Points

1. TBD/Cuba:Three Trapped Tigers
2.
3. Faust
4.
5. Poesia chilena contemporanea. Breve antologia critica
6. One Hundred Years of Solitude & Diez
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9. Wuthering Heights
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10. The Handmaid's Tale

25 Points

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message 39: by Maggie (last edited Feb 22, 2010 09:45AM) (new)

Maggie (maggie4007) | 114 comments 5 Points
5.1 Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang
5.2 Animal Vegetable Miracle: A year of Food Life, Barbara Kingsolver
5.3 The Darkest Night, Gena Showalter
5.4 The Help, Kathryn Stockett or Roses, Leila Meacham
5.5 Metro Girl, Janet Evanovich
5.6 Wind Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami
5.7 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon
5.8 Moon Called, Patricia Briggs
5.9 Wildcard!
5.10 Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957

10 Points
10.1 The Magicians, Lev Grossman
10.2 The Witch of Cologne, Tobsha Learner
10.3 Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs
10.4
10.5 The Postmistress, Sarah Blake
10.6 The Blind Side, Michael Lewis
10.7 Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts or The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
10.8 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?
10.9 Half-Broke Horses: A True Life Novel, Jennette Walls
10.10

15 Points
15.1 A: The Princes of Ireland, Edward Rutherford and B:?
15.2 A:? B: Birdsong, A Novel of Love and War, Sebastian Faulks
15.3 The Help, Kathryn Stockett or The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
15.4 A: The Diamond Secret: A Retelling of “Anastasia,” Suzanne Weyn B: The Age of Innocence
15.5 Wicked Poems, Roger McGough
15.6 A:: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen B: The Turning , Jennifer Armintrout
15.7 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
15.8 Sunflowers, Sheramy Bundrick
15.9
15.10

20 Points
20.1
20.2
20.3
20.4
20.5
20.6
20.7
20.8
20.9
20.10 The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

25 Points
25.1
25.2
25.3 A.?B: The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal, Laurie Notaro
25.4 A: Little House on the Prarie, Laura Ingalls Wilder, B: The River Wife: A Novel
by Jonis Agee
25.5
25.6 A: American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld B: To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
25.7 The Lightening Thief, Rick Riordan or The Gods Must be Crazy, Marie Phillips
25.8 A:Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery, Spencer Quinn and B: Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls



message 40: by Diane (last edited Mar 28, 2010 02:40PM) (new)

Diane | 742 comments
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5 POINTS
5.1 In the Time of Butterflies
5.2 The Secret Garden
5.3 The Measure of a Man
5.4 Paula
5.5 Sex Lives of Cannibals
5.6 Candle in the Dark
5.7 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
5.8 Left to Tell
5.9 Shanghai Girls
5.10 The Lost World (Doyle)

10 POINTS
10.1 The Abandoned Baobab
10.2 Still Waters in Niger
10.3 Sold
10.4 The Road to Ubar
10.5 Al-Jazeera
10.6 True Grace
10.7 Monster of Florence
10.8 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
10.9 Misty of Chincoteague
10.10 Boy in the Striped Pajamas

15 POINTS
15.1
----A. Sotah
----B. Long Way Gone
15.2
----A. The Road from Coorain
----B. Easter Island
15.3 Frankenstein
15.4
----A. The Diamond Path
----B. Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist
15.5 Falling Up
15.6
----A. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
----B. One for the Money
15.7 King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
15.8 The Agony and the Ecstasy
15.9 Ali & Nino
15.10 Running in the Family

20 POINTS

20.1 My Horizontal Life
20.2 Houseboy
20.3 Veronika Decides to Die
20.4
---A. The Grapes of Wrath
---B. Olive Kitteridge
20.5 Various kid books
20.6 Mrs. Pollifax on Safari
20.7 TBD
20.8 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
20.9 Say Cheese - and Die Screaming
20.10 The Handmaid's Tale

25 POINTS

25.1 An Irish Country Doctor
25.2
---A. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
---B. Boating for Beginners
25.3 Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
25.4
---A. Princess
---B. The Last Will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Araujo
25.5 TBD
25.6
---A. Thanks to My Mother
---B. Katarina
25.7 Omeros
25.8
----A. Rabbit Hill
----B. Leaving Jack
25.9 The Zahir
25.10
----A. The Tempest
----B. Prospero's Daughter

30.1
---A. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost
---B. A Cheapskate's Guide to Entertaining: How to Throw Fabulous Parties on a Modest Budget
30.2
---A. Savvy
---B. Graceling
30.3
---A. TBD
---B. The Reluctant Fundamentalist
30.4
---A. The Fifth Mountain
---B. TBD
30.5
----A. In the Country of Men
----B. Disgrace
30.6
----A. The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo
----B. The Green Hills of Africa


message 41: by Diane (last edited Mar 16, 2010 08:47PM) (new)

Diane | 742 comments Alternates (see primary list above)

5.1 Double Eagle; Anni Adams: Butterfly of Luxembourg
5.2 The Cement Garden; The Samurai's Garden
5.3 Coraline; Neverwhere
5.4 People of the Book; The Piano Teacher
5.5 The Zahir; Murder in the Cathedral
5.6 Echoes of the White Giraffe
5.7 Look Me in the Eye
5.8 Let Me Call You Sweetheart
5.10 Dracula

10.1 Can't Wait to Get to Heaven; The Bean Trees
10.2 Man's Search for Meaning
10.3 An Irish Country Doctor
10.5 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Last Thing He Wanted
10.7 If I am Missing or Dead; The Beautiful Cigar Girl
10.8 Ender's Game
10.9 Chosen by a Horse; Sacred Horses; The Horse Whisperer
10.10 Blue Shoes and Happiness; The Girl with the Pearl Earring

15.1 Buxton Spice; Zlata's Diary
15.2 In a Sunburned Country; The Colour; All Quiet on the Western Front
15.3 Peace Like a River; Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
15.4 Innocent Traitor
15.7 Grapes of Wrath; Envy the Night
15.8 False Impression

20.1 Island of the Sequined Love Nun
20.3 Girl Interrupted; The Bell Jar
20.4 One Hundred Years of Solitude; The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon; The Island of Heavenly Daze
20.6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
20.9 The Brick Lane

25.3 Remains of the Day
25.4 The Lady of the Sea; Lake News
25.6 Jane Eyre / The Eyre Affair
25.7 The Lightning Thief
25.9 The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
25.10 On Beauty / Howard's End


message 42: by Kim D (last edited May 27, 2010 11:46AM) (new)

Kim D (kdimattia) | 199 comments 5 Points
5.1 Firefly Lane
5.2 Garden Spells
5.3 Neverwhere
5.4 Catching Fire
5.5 Pretties
5.6 The Kitchen God's Wife
5.7 House Rules
5.8 Names My Sisters Call Me
5.9 The Tales of Beedle the Bard
5.10 The Complete Sherlock Holmes

10 Points
10.1 Shiver
10.2 The Chocolate War
10.3 Driftwood Summer
10.4
10.5 The Help
10.6 Push
10.7 In Cold Blood

10.8 Ender's Game
10.9 Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
10.10 The Red Scarf

15 Points
15.1 A: Paging Aphrodite B: This Charming Man
15.2 A: In a Sunburned Country B: Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War
15.3 The Pillars of the Earth
15.4 A: Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise B: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
15.5 Crank
15.6 A: Lolita B: In the Woods
15.7 Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged
15.8 The Philosophy of Andy Warhol :
15.9 Naked in Death
15.10 Karma and Other Stories

20 Points
20.1 Undead and Unwed
20.2 The Children's Book
20.3 Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
20.4 A: High Five B: The Heretic's Daughter
20.5 A: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn B: The Giver
20.6 Brother Odd
20.7 Handbags and Homicide
20.8 American Gods
20.9 The English American: A Novel
20.10 The Handmaid's Tale

25 Points
25.1 The Accidental Mother
25.2 A: Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Novel B: Human Croquet: A Novel
25.3 Red, White, and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey
25.4 A: 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows B: James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing
25.5 Bed of Roses The Titan's Curse
25.6 A: Wolf Hall B: Austenland
25.7 The Lightning Thief
25.8 A: The Art of Racing in the Rain B: Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
25.9 Bag of Bones
25.10 A: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court B: A Connecticut Fashionista In King Arthur's Court

30 Point Tasks
30.1 A: Spring Fancy B: The Toss of a Lemon
30.2 A: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street B: Prophecy of the Sisters
30.3 A: Truly, Madly B: Reincarnation
30.4 A: The Kid Who Climbed Everest: The Incredible Story of a 23-Year-Old's Summit of Mt. Everest B: The Sea of Monsters
30.5 A: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close B:Missing Mom: A Novel
30.6 A: The Reading Group: A Novel B: I Capture the Castle

50 Point Task
A: Babyville: A Novel B: From Dead to Worse


message 43: by Danielle (last edited Jun 01, 2010 07:13AM) (new)

Danielle (thewolvessaid)



FINISHED
10 Points
1. Housekeeping 4/19/10
4. Assata: An Autobiography 3/30/10

15 Points
5.The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing 4/6/10

20 Points
2. A Raisin in the Sun 3/1/10
3. Cut 5/27/10

30 Points
3. Loath Letters 5/7/10
& Regression 3/15/10
5. Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) 3/7/10
& Rose of No Man's Land 5/24/10
6. Downtown Owl 3/19/10
& Down and Out in Paris and London 5/12/10

50 Points
1. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic 4/12/10
& Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories 4/21/10

Total Points: 215
Total Pages: 3121


message 44: by Amy (last edited Mar 05, 2010 06:39PM) (new)

Amy | 52 comments Hi All - I'm back in tune after a kick-butt-busy eight months. Life's still (oh, let's be honest, always) crazy, but missing my challenge connection - so, so ready to get this bunny jumpin'.




20.10 - Group Reads
Read One Of The Following Group Read Selections And Make At Least One Post In The Discussion Thread. THE GOLDEN COMPASS (PULLMAN)

25 POINT TASKS
25.1 - Michelleo's Task - Future Aspirations
Think of something you really want to have in the future and read a book with that thing on the cover.
When posting the book tell us what you want and why.
STREET GAME (FEEHAN) – ON THE COVER IS THE SAN FRANCISCO BRIDGE – THOUGH I’VE VISITED LOS ANGELES, I NEVER MADE IT NORTH AND THAT IS A TRIP THAT IS ON MY WISH LIST **OR** THE TWILIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AS PUBLISHED IN THE WICKED AND THE WONDROUS (FEEHAN) – ON THE COVER IS A VICTORIAN HOME ON A CLIFF OVERLOOKING THE SEA. MY FAVORITE HOME GROWING UP CAN BE DESCRIBED IN JUST THESE WORDS. ONE OF THESE DAYS WHEN I STRIKE IT RICH I’M GONNA OWN ME ONE O’ THESE LADIES.

25.2 - Stephanie Anne's Task - Fabulous firsts or superior seconds?
I love reading from award lists, so for my task, we'll visit The Costa Book Awards since many people might not be as familiar with this grouping of books. The Costa Book Awards are a series of literary awards given to books by authors based in the United Kingdom and Ireland. They were known as the Whitbread Book Awards (starting in 1971) until 2005, after which Costa Coffee, a subsidiary of Whitbread, took over sponsorship.

For this task, select and read a book that has won the award for best first novel/book. Then, read the second book published by the same author and determine which one you enjoyed more. In your posting, answer the following questions: Which book did you enjoy more? Will you continue to read books by this author?

25.3 - Coralie's Task - Coming Out Of Hibernation
Attend a live sporting event or musical or drama event and read a book that is somehow connected to the event. AFTER THE MUSIC (FEEHAN). ATTENDING "THE RAILS" GIG @ EMERALD ISLE 5/1/10. PROTAGONIST'S FATHER IS A FORMER CLUB MUSICIAN

25.4 - Diane's Task - The Name Game
A. Read a book written by an author that shares your first, middle, OR last name. THE GIANT’S HOUSE: A ROMANCE (ELIZABETH MCCRACKEN) MY MIDDLE NAME IS ELIZABETH
AND
C. Read a book with a character’s name in the title. ALICE ADAMS (TARKINGTON)

25.5 - Leora's Task - Spring Cleaning
For this task you must read at least 850 pages from your TBR pile.
THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY (MC-SM) 235 PAGES
TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE (MC-SM) 224 PAGES
MORALITY FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS (MC-SM) 227 PAGES
THE KALAHARI TYPING SCHOOL FOR MEN (M-S) 224 PAGES

910 TOTAL
25.6 - BJ Rose's Task - This Day In History
A. Read a book about an event that took place on that day in history (other than births or deaths), or a book about the topic of that event. THE BIKINI: A CULTURAL HISTORY (ALAC)
AND
B. Read a contemporary book (1950 to present) that takes place in the same area of the world as Book A, OR covers the same topic as Book A THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG (BARBERY) SETTING - PARIS
AND
C. When posting, include the event you chose from the website, along with the books you read. On July 5, 1946 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show

25.7 - Ashley FL's Task - The Gods Must Be Crazy
Read a book involving Greek and/or Roman gods. May be non-fiction or fiction. Half-blood Gods are fine. A GREEK GOD AT THE LADIES’ CLUB (MCKNIGHT)

25.8 - Helen's Task - Talk to the Animals
In honor of our animal friends, read two books (fiction or non-fiction):
A. A book narrated by or written in the voice of an animal SHAKESPEARE’S DOG: A NOVEL (ROOKE)
AND
B. A book demonstrating the relationship between owners and pets THE DAILY COYOTE: A STORY OF LOVE, SURVIVAL, AND TRUST IN THE WILDS OF WYOMING (STOCKTON)

25.9 - Wendy's Task - Spring Break
Read a book written by an author who was popular when you were in high school or college. RAPE (JOYCE CAROL OATES) LATE 1970s - EARLY 1980s

25.10 Melissa GA's Task - Deja Vu
A. Read an original work of fiction, 100 pages or longer... PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (AUSTEN)
AND
B. Read a published book of 100 pages or more that is based on the first book but written by a different author. The second book may be a sequel, a prequel, a re-telling, or featuring characters from the original work. MR. DARCY BROKE MY HEART: A NOVEL (PATILLO)
THEN
C. When claiming points for this task, tell us whether the second author's work lives up to the original.

30 POINT TASKS
30.1 - Roseann's Task - Spring Fling
A.Read a book with the word Spring in the title. SPRING FORWARD: THE ANNUAL MADNESS OF DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DOWNING) And
B. Read a book with "Fling, Throw, or Toss" in the title. THE FLING (MINGER)

30.2 - Cheryl TX's Task - A Texas-Sized Task
A. Read one book from this year's Texas Bluebonnet Award List THE PENDERWICKS ON GARDAM STREET (BIRDSALL)
B. Read one book from this year's Texas Lone Star Reading List SLOB (POTTER)

30.3 - Ms. Anderson's Task - Birth and Renewal
A. Read a book first published in 2010. The book may be part of a series; however, it must be the FIRST BOOK in the series. Stand-alone books are fine. SELF MADE (WEHM)
B. Read a book (again, any genre is fine) with the prefix "re-" in the title or subtitle. A REMARKABLE WIFE (GOOLICK)

30.4 - DLM Rose's Task - One if by Land, Two if by Sea
A. One book with a natural landform or land feature in the title- mountain, valley, plain, volcano, cliff, cave, cape, canyon etc. CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR (AUEL) OR THE CAVEMAN’S VALENTINE (GREEN)
And
B. One book with a natural body of water in the title: ocean, pond, lake, stream, river, bay, fjord, etc. OCEANS OF FIRE (FEEHAN)

30.5 - PJ Reads' Task - As Suggested By Tanja - Six Degrees of Separation
A. Read any book off your TBR. THE CONFESSIONS OF EDWARD DAY: A NOVEL (MARTIN)
AND
B. Read a book that the author is at a maximum of six degrees of separation from the author in Part A. In your post for this task you must explain the connection in order to get credit. THE HELP (STOCKETT) KATHRYN STOCKETT GRADUATED THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. VALERIE MARTIN HAS TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. THAT IS ONE DEGREE OF SEPARATION.

30.6 - Donna Jo's Task - As Suggested By Liz Brooklyn - Character References
A. For this task you need to read a book (fiction or non-fiction) AND A book or book written by an author that the first book references. WHEN YOU REACH ME (STEAD) AND A WRINKLE IN TIME (L’ENGEL) (2ND BOOK IS BEING READ BY PROTAGONIST IN 1ST BOOK)


message 45: by Jennifer N. (last edited May 28, 2010 05:19AM) (new)

Jennifer N. | 422 comments 5.1 The Midwich Cuckoos - 3/19/10
5.2 Life and Times of Michael K - 4/2/10
5.3 Coraline - 5/2/10
5.4 The War of the Worlds - 3/5/10
5.5 The Historian - 5/17/10
5.6 After Dark - 5/26/2010
5.7 Animal's People - 5/6/10
5.8 The Call of the Wild - 3/5/10
5.9 The Postman Always Rings Twice - 4/14/10
5.10 Of Human Bondage - 4/9/10

10.1 Fallen - 4/9/10
10.2 City of Glass - 3/20/10
10.3 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - 3/1/10
10.4 Masquerade - 5/7/10
10.5 The Shipping News - 5/24/10
10.6 Cry, the Beloved Country - 5/22/10
10.7 In Cold Blood - 3/1/10
10.8 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 3/15/10
10.9 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? - 4/14/10
10.10 The Green Hat - 4/20/10

15.1 The Story of Lucy Gault - 3/4/10 & Disgrace - 4/18/10
15.2 Jack Maggs - 5/23/10 & All Quiet on the Western Front - 5/1/10
15.3 The Reader - 3/1/10
15.4 Ashes and Diamonds - 4/25/10 & The Age of Innocence - 4/11/10
15.5 Send Bygraves - 5/27/10
15.6 Ethan Frome - 5/6/2010 & Cat's Cradle - 5/20/10
15.7 The Grapes of Wrath - 4/10/10
15.8 Girl with a Pearl Earring - 4/3/10
15.9 Silas Marner - 3/19/10
15.10 A Fine Balance - 5/27/10

20.1 The Eyre Affair - 5/9/10
20.2 Flowers for Algernon - 4/24/10
20.3 The Wasp Factory: A Novel - 3/18/10
20.4 The Rainbow - 5/18/10 & Their Eyes Were Watching God - 4/3/10
20.5 The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again - 4/24/10 & The Invisible Man - 3/16/10
20.6 Flirt - 3/10/10
20.7 Never Let Me Go - 5/22/10
20.8 American Gods - 5/20/10
20.9 Blue Bloods - 5/3/10
20.10 The Handmaid's Tale - 3/29/10

25.1 Travels in the Scriptorium: A Novel - 5/22/10
25.2 Agnes Grey - 4/13/10 & The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - 4/20/10
25.3 Treasure Island - 5/6/10
25.4 Extras - 5/2/10 & Lolita - 5/2/10
25.5 The Fountainhead - 5/11/10 & The Bluest Eye - 5/1/10
25.6 The Maltese Falcon - 3/27/10 & 4th of July - 5/14/10
25.7 The Lightning Thief - 5/27/10
25.8 Timbuktu - 3/26/10 & Life of Pi - 5/12/10
25.9 Dead in the Family - 5/8/10
25.10 Mrs. Dalloway - 3/28/10 & The Hours - 5/15/10

30.1 Spring Torrents - 3/17/10 & Toss the Bride - 3/16/10
30.2 Piper Reed: Navy Brat - 3/8/10 & The Maze Runner - 3/4/10
30.3 Shadow Tag - 4/17/10 & The Return of the Soldier - 4/22/10
30.4 Shutter Island - 4/16/10 & By the Open Sea - 4/27/10
30.5 Everything Is Illuminated - 4/26/10 & Black Water - 3/7/10
30.6 The French Lieutenant's Woman - 5/25/10 & Persuasion - 3/11/10

50.1 One Silent Night - 3/8/10 & SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance - 4/29/10





message 46: by BJ Rose (last edited May 07, 2010 04:49PM) (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 822 comments My Plan Part I

DONE 5.1 Type of Bird in Title: Song of the Swallows
5.2 Non-fiction Book featuring Gardens: Square Foot Gardening
5.3 S.P.R.I.N.G.: American Gods OR The Name of the Wind OR To The Death
DONE 5.4 Book in GR Newsletter: Catching Fire
DONE 5.5 Popular Book: A Short History of Nearly Everything
DONE 5.6 Asian/Pacific American author/setting: Bloodstream
DONE 5.7 Book Featuring Develop. Disorder: Rules
DONE 5.8 Alexander Graham Bell: Catherine, Called Birdy
DONE 5.9 Read a Book in Bed: Anyone But You
DONE 5.10 Book by Author who Lived in Q.Victoria's Time: The Last Battle

DONE 10.1 Tree on Cover or in Title: The Magician's Nephew
DONE 10.2 Book w/Rating 3,4,5: Devil's Embrace *3.55*
10.3 Book by Patrick, Patricia, Pat: To the Death OR Name of the Wind
DONE 10.4 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Out of the Shadows RECYCLE
DONE 10.5 Book by Famous Journalist: To the Edge
DONE 10.6 Autobiography of Academy Award winning Actress: I'll Scream Later Children of a Lesser God
10.7 Ides of March *True Crime: In Cold Blood
DONE 10.8 Space Exploration/Travel (no fantasy): Speaker for the Dead
DONE 10.9 Horse Featured in Story: What Price Love *Keeper of the Breeding Register
DONE 10.10 Type of Clothing/Accessory in Title: Spies on the Devil's Belt

15.1a Fictional Book set in Norway: [bok:Kristin Lavransdatter]
DONE 15.1b Book Written by Author from Ireland: Picture of Dorian Gray
DONE 15.2a Book set in OR by author from Aust/NZ: I Am the Messenger
15.2b Novel or Non-fiction Acct of WWI: No Graves As Yet OR Wings of Honor: American Airmen in World War I : A Compilation of All United States Pilots, Observers, Gunners and Mechanics Who Flew Against the Enemy in the War of
DONE 15.3 Books that Everyone Should Read ..3,4,5: The Phantom Tollbooth
DONE 15.4a Book w/Birthstone: Diamond: The Diamond in the Window
DONE 15.4b Book w/Diamond Meaning: Innocence: The Taste of Innocence
DONE 15.5 Read Collection of Poetry & Write Haiku: Something Big Has Been Here
DONE 15.6 Popular Books: One I haven't read: Living Dead in Dallas
DONE 15.7 Seven Deadly Sins: Envy: Envy
DONE 15.8 Book About/Featuring Favorite Artist: Ansel Adams: Our National Parks
DONE 15.9 Novel Published Under Pseudonym: Second Sight
15.10 Book That Relates to Personal Philosophy: The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives


message 47: by BJ Rose (last edited May 07, 2010 04:39PM) (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 822 comments My Plan Part II

20 Points

DONE 20.1 Read Any Humorous Book/Write Review: Leave It to Psmith
DONE 20.1 Character Who Cleans/Organizes in some capacity: Murder on Monday
DONE 20.3 Main Character Has Mental Health Disorder: Wintergirls - anorexia
20.4b Fictional "family saga" book: A Game of Thrones
20.4c Fictional Book re: Local Area/Region: The Black Echo *Hollywood
DONE 20.5a Read Across America/Kids' List: Call of the Wild *152 pp
DONE 20.5b Read Across America/Kids' List: Brian's Winter *144 pp
DONE 20.5b Read Across America/States' List: Clifford the Red Dog bks @ 148 pp total
DONE 20.6 Read aBook from Favorite Series/summarize: Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel
20.7 Give Something Away/Relate it to a Book: books to library or clothes hamper
DONE 20.8 Magic/Magician/Escape is Major Feature - 500+ pp: Queste @ 624 pp
20.9 Cheese or Type of Cheese in Title: Swiss Family Robinson OR American Gods
20.10 Group Read: Historical: The Historian
20.10 Group Read: Censored: The Golden Compass
DONE 20.10 Group Read: Favorite Author: The Handmaid's Tale

DONE 25.1 Future Aspirations: Flower Garden: Seduced by a Scoundrel
DONE 25.2a First Novel Published: The Killing Floor
DONE 25.2b Next Book by Same Author: Die Trying
25.3a Attend Live Musical/Drama/Sports Event:
25.3b Read Book Connected to That Event:
DONE 25.4a Bk by Author who Shares 1st/mid/last name: No Choice But Seduction Johanna Lindsey
25.4b Book w/Character's Name in Title: Charity Girl
DONE 25.5 Read at Least 850 pp. from TBR Pile: Be Mine Tonight @ 370 pp
DONE 25.5 Read at Least 850 pp. from TBR Pile: Born in Shame @368 pp.
DONE 25.5 Read at Least 850 pp. from TBR Pile: Since the Surrender @371 pp.
DONE 25.6a Read About Event Pre-1950: March 18: She Stoops to Conquer
DONE 25.6b Read About Similar Event post-1950: March 18: August Osage County
DONE 25.7 Book Involving Greek and/or Roman god: The Lightning Thief
DONE 25.8a Book Narrated/Written in Voice of Animal: Mattimeo
DONE 25.8b Book Showing Relationship of Owner/Pet: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
DONE 25.9 Book Written by Author Popular in School Years: Thunder on the Right
25.10a Original Work of Fiction: Jane Eyre OR Little Women OR Three Men in a Boat
25.10b Book Based on 1st Book/Different Author: The Eyre Affair OR March OR To Say Nothing of the Dog
25.10c Tell Whether 2nd Work Lives Up to First:

DONE 30.1a Book with 'Spring' in Title: A Promise of Spring
DONE 30.1b Book with 'Fling', 'Toss', 'Throw' in Title: Highland Fling *library
DONE 30.2a Texas Bluebonnet Award List: Someone Named Eva *library
DONE 30.2b Texas Lone Star YA Reading List: Graceling *library
DONE 30.3a Book Published in 2010: Not My Daughter
DONE 30.3b Book w/prefix 're' in Title/Subtitle: The Rake and the Reformer
DONE 30.4a Book w/Natural Landform in Title: Angel's Peak
DONE 30.4b Book w/Natural Body of Water in Title: Forbidden Falls Virgin River 9
DONE 30.5a Any Book on Your TBR: One Second After
DONE 30.5b Author Has 6 or Less Degrees of Separation: Constitutional Chaos
DONE 30.6a Read a Book, Fiction or Non-fiction: Beyond Heaving Bosoms
DONE 30.6b Read a Book Referenced in Part A: Vampire Viscount

DONE 50 Point Midway Task: Dice throws #3 & #4 = Historical Romance & 20th Century Fiction
DONE Morning Glory and The Road


message 48: by Usako (last edited Mar 23, 2010 07:32AM) (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments I <3 Google Docs and I wouldn't dare do the seasonal challenge without a spreadsheet!
* Web Page Spreadsheet
* Excel Spreadsheet

5 Point Tasks:
1. The Goose Girl
2. Garden Spells
3.
4. The Girl Who Played with Fire
5.
6. Petals from the Sky
7. Rules
8.
9. Lost City Radio
10. The Good Soldier

10 Points
1.
2.
3.
4. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
5.
6. Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit: A Son Remembers
7. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
8.
9.
10. The Girl in the Green Sweater

15 Points
1a. The Cellist of Sarajevo (Bosnia)
1b. Gulliver's Travels (Author Irish)
2a. Guardian of the Dead (Setting NZ)
2b. A Farewell to Arms
3. The Thirteenth Tale
4.
5.
6a. Wuthering Heights (Brenda)
6b. The Book Thief (Shelby)
7. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
8. J W Waterhouse
9. Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter
10.

20 Points
1. Lamb
2. The Year of Wonders
3. The School of Essential Ingredients
4a.
4b. Kitty Goes to Washington
5a. Catcher in the Rye
5b. Ender's Game
6.
7. Memories of the Future - Vol 1
8a. Gods Behaving Badly
8b. Storm Front
9. The Grilled Cheese Madonna
10. The Handmaid's Tale

25 Points
1. My Life in France
2a.
2b.
3.
4a.
4b. Cleopatra's Daughter
5a. Divine by Mistake
5b.
6a. Nat'l Geographic Magazines
6b. Journeys of a Lifetime
7. The Lightning Thief
8a. Waiting for Gertrude: A Graveyard Gothic
8b. Life of Pi
9. Enchantment
10a. The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin"
10b. A Curse Dark as Gold

30 Points
1.
2a. Someone Named Eva
2b. Graceling
3a. The Postmistress
3b. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
4a. Treasure Island
4b. Gift from the Sea
5a.
5b.
6a. The Eyre Affair
6b. Jane Eyre


message 49: by Amy (new)

Amy | 52 comments Tanja wrote: "I <3 Google Docs and I wouldn't dare do the seasonal challenge without a spreadsheet!
* Web Page Spreadsheet
* Excel Spreadsheet

5 Point Tasks:
1. The Goose Girl
2. [book:Garde..."


Oooh I love this - thanks for posting the link Tanja


message 50: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments Welcome Amy!

Course the number of books, tasks and points is off. I don't exactly calculate those until the Winter Challenge is done :)


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