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message 1: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments If you have a question or need clarification about a task for this particular challenge please post it here.


message 2: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments Anyone want to help me figure out how to fit all the Sookie Stackhouse books into this challenge? LOL.

I am up to Club Dead, which works for Task 5.5 since it is in the top 100 most popular books on Goodreads for 2003.

Thanks!


message 3: by Petra (new)

Petra Cynthia, would Larry's Party work for Task 5.2 (Gardener)? He works in a flower shop and builds garden mazes in his backyard, from what I've heard about the story.


message 4: by Angela (new)

Angela | 370 comments Welcome back Nicole!! :)


message 5: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments Angela wrote: "Welcome back Nicole!! :) "

Thanks Angela! I had no idea I was so missed! i may never ever leave again!


message 6: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Petra wrote: "Cynthia, would Larry's Party work for Task 5.2 (Gardener)? He works in a flower shop and builds garden mazes in his backyard, from what I've heard about the story. " From that description - yes.




message 7: by Angela (new)

Angela | 370 comments Can we use Patti for the St. Patrick's Day task?


message 8: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Angela wrote: "Can we use Patti for the St. Patrick's Day task?"
Yes


message 9: by Petra (new)

Petra Cynthia wrote: "Petra wrote: "Cynthia, would Larry's Party work for Task 5.2 (Gardener)? He works in a flower shop and builds garden mazes in his backyard, from what I've heard about the story. " Fro..."

Thanks, Cynthia!


message 10: by Angela (new)

Angela | 370 comments Thanks Cynthia!


message 11: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandaroby) | 30 comments Would the word "ring" work for task 5.8 (Alexander Graham Bell)? If not, that's totally cool. I'm sure I can work the book in elsewhere. Thanks!

Amanda


message 12: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Amanda wrote: "Would the word "ring" work for task 5.8 (Alexander Graham Bell)? If not, that's totally cool. I'm sure I can work the book in elsewhere. Thanks!

Amanda"


No but it would work for the 10.10 "Fashions fade - style is eternal." task.




Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments When will the 20's be announced?


message 14: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments For task 15.5 (poetry) can it be a story told in poetry form? Like Ellen Hopkins?


message 15: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Sarah wrote: "When will the 20's be announced?"
The selection of the people for most of the 20 pointers won't be until the current challenge is over once it is I'll figure out who they are, contact them, and post their tasks once they send them to me.



Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments That's fine, I was just wondering!


message 17: by Shannon (new)

Shannon How do I find a list of books with their average ratings?


message 18: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandaroby) | 30 comments Cynthia wrote: No but it would work for th..."

Cynthia,

Thanks! I hadn't gotten that far in my planning.

Amanda


message 19: by Katie (new)

Katie Hi Cynthia,
Great task list. I'm wondering, for 10.10 (fashion) could I use Shoeless Joe?
Thanks.


message 20: by Manday (last edited Feb 18, 2010 12:41PM) (new)

Manday | 311 comments 5.6 What constitutes Asia/Pacific? Does Afghanistan count, its in Asia, or are you looking for more south east asia (myanmar, thailand, vietnam, cambodia, etc).


message 21: by Manday (new)

Manday | 311 comments Does this count as having a tree on the cover?:

Our Town A Play in Three Acts (Perennial Classics) by Thornton Wilder


message 22: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 95 comments For the "Spend a day in bed reading" task is there a way to log cumulative hours? With two little ones there is no way I'd get a whole day at once (unless I contract mono or something!) If not, it's no big deal, there are tons of other tasks for me to do-I was just wondering.


message 23: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Joanie wrote: "For the "Spend a day in bed reading" task is there a way to log cumulative hours? With two little ones there is no way I'd get a whole day at once (unless I contract mono or something!) If not, i..."
As long as you read the entirety of a book in bed you could spread it out among several days.

Manday wrote: "Does this count as having a tree on the cover?:

Our Town A Play in Three Acts (Perennial Classics) by Thornton Wilder"

Yes

Manday wrote: "5.6 What constitutes Asia/Pacific? Does Afghanistan count, its in Asia, or are you looking for more south east asia (myanmar, thailand, vietnam, cambodia, etc). "
Any Asian country/pacific country works.

Katie wrote: "Hi Cynthia,
Great task list. I'm wondering, for 10.10 (fashion) could I use Shoeless Joe?
Thanks."

Yes



message 24: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (lisajulianna) Cynthia can I use married with baggage by Elise Chidley who is from South Africa for the 15.1 task part B?


message 25: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Lisa Julianna wrote: "Cynthia can I use married with baggage by Elise Chidley who is from South Africa for the 15.1 task part B?"
I'll take it.



message 26: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments I had a question about The Goodreads author part and the task involving pen names. I am going to read a book by Kate Brian which is the pen name for Kieran Scott. Kieran Scott is a Goodreads author, but Kate Brian is not. Since they are essentially the same person, would I be able to claim a ticket for the Goodreads author for this book?


message 27: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Kathryn wrote: "I had a question about The Goodreads author part and the task involving pen names. I am going to read a book by Kate Brian which is the pen name for Kieran Scott. Kier..."
Yes




message 28: by Ashley FL (new)

Ashley FL | 732 comments Cynthia wrote: "Lisa Julianna wrote: "Cynthia can I use married with baggage by Elise Chidley who is from South Africa for the 15.1 task part B?"
I'll take it.
"
Would her first book,

Your Roots Are Showing also work? I believe it takes place in England.


message 29: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Ashley wrote: "Cynthia wrote: "Lisa Julianna wrote: "Cynthia can I use married with baggage by Elise Chidley who is from South Africa for the 15.1 task part B?"
I'll take it.
" Would her first bo..."


It would work for part B of that task yes.


message 30: by Paulabits (new)

Paulabits Hi Cynthia, can I use Anne Frank for task 10.7 (True Crime)?


message 31: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Paula wrote: "Hi Cynthia, can I use Anne Frank for task 10.7 (True Crime)?"

While the holocaust was most definitely a crime - that's not really what I want for this task - it is a diary of the victim and not so much about the crime itself.



message 32: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) When does this start for people in other countries? As I am in the UK, just wondered if I wake up for after midnight (GMT), can I start the challenge?

Thanks x


message 33: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Fiona (Titch) wrote: "When does this start for people in other countries? As I am in the UK, just wondered if I wake up for after midnight (GMT), can I start the challenge?

Thanks x"


Since you live east of my location you have two options - you can start at midnight EST on March 1st and go until midnight EST May 31st OR you can start at Midnight March 1st your time and end Midnight May 31st your time. As long as you don't mix and match you will have the same time allotted as other players. Please do not post any completed tasks until after midnight my time though.




message 34: by Jennifer N. (new)

Jennifer N. | 422 comments Cynthia - Would Animal's People by Indra Sinha count as a developmental disorder under mobility?
I pulled this from the CDC:

What are Developmental Disabilities?

Developmental disabilities are a diverse group of severe chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments. People with developmental disabilities have problems with major life activities such as language, mobility, learning, self-help, and independent living. Developmental disabilities begin anytime during development up to 22 years of age and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime.



Angie (Literary Labors) (angie) | 126 comments Cheryl and Cynthia,

Cheryl's task (25.2) says to read a book from this year's Texas Bluebonnet award list. The accompanying link links to the TBA list from 2009-2010. There is a current TBA list for 2010-2011. http://www.txla.org/groups/tba/nomine... I just wanted to verify that we are supposed to choose from the 2009-2010 list. Thanks! (Cynthia, please disregard the message I sent you.)


message 36: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Jennifer wrote: "Cynthia - Would Animal's People by Indra Sinha count as a developmental disorder under mobility?
I pulled this from the CDC:

What are Developmental Disabilities?

Developmental disabilitie..."


I was looking more for actual disorders that exist in reality when I designed the task (i.e. autism, cerebral palsy etc.) but it seems to fit the qualifications so I will take it.


message 37: by Jennifer N. (new)

Jennifer N. | 422 comments Cynthia for 15.5 would Metamorphoses work? It is described as being a narrative poem in 15 books.


message 38: by Amy (new)

Amy (signgirlamy) I'm confused about 15.3. It says to choose a book off the "Everyone should read at least once" list on the 3, 4, or 5th page. All of the books are listed on one page for me. Am I missing something really obvious?


message 39: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Amy wrote: "I'm confused about 15.3. It says to choose a book off the "Everyone should read at least once" list on the 3, 4, or 5th page. All of the books are listed on one page for me. Am I missing something ..."

You need to scroll down to bottom of page and click on pages 3 or 4 or 5.


message 40: by Amy (new)

Amy (signgirlamy) Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Amy wrote: "I'm confused about 15.3. It says to choose a book off the "Everyone should read at least once" list on the 3, 4, or 5th page. All of the books are listed on one page for me. Am I missin..."

Must have been a sudden onset of blindness (or not paying attention). Thanks!


message 41: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Amy wrote: "Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Amy wrote: "I'm confused about 15.3. It says to choose a book off the "Everyone should read at least once" list on the 3, 4, or 5th page. All of the books are listed on one pa..."

Amy, not a problem hon, we all make mistakes and miss things (me included lol)


message 42: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments Amy wrote: "Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Amy wrote: "I'm confused about 15.3. It says to choose a book off the "Everyone should read at least once" list on the 3, 4, or 5th page. All of the books are listed on one pa..."

I had the same problem, so don't feel bad!


message 43: by Nicole (last edited Feb 23, 2010 11:59AM) (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments I would love a recommendation from you guys. I am having a hard time picking a Joyce Carol Oates book for one of my tasks. I have read We Were the Mulvaneys and some of her short stories. What book of hers is especially good in your opinion? I would prefer a book of 600 or less pages just because I have limited reading time!

Thanks!


message 44: by Liz (last edited Feb 23, 2010 12:34PM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) Nicole- i loved Blondeby JCO


message 45: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments Nicole wrote: "I would love a recommendation from you guys. I am having a hard time picking a Joyce Carol Oates book for one of my tasks. I have read We Were the Mulvaneys and some of he..."

Ok, so I haven't read this yet but it's on my TBR, and on the 1001 books to read before you die list. Black Water.


message 46: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Jennifer wrote: "Cynthia for 15.5 would Metamorphoses work? It is described as being a narrative poem in 15 books."
I'll accept that.


message 47: by Jay (new)

Jay (jaydek) | 60 comments Hi Cynthia!
I am new to the book challenge and very excited to get started for Spring! I've been doing some preliminary research to find books for certain tasks, and I wanted some clarification on task 15.9 re pseudoymns...does the book have to currently be published under a pen name or can it have been published at one time under a pen name?

For example, I'm thinking of reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (again!) since she originally published that book under the pen name Currer Bell.


message 48: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Jay wrote: "Hi Cynthia!
I am new to the book challenge and very excited to get started for Spring! I've been doing some preliminary research to find books for certain tasks, and I wanted some clarification o..."

If it was originally published under a pen name but is currently published in the authors real name I will still accept it.


Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments I just want to make sure I am right about this. 15.3, 15.5, 15.7, 15.8, 15.9, 15.10, 20.3, 25.7 AND 25.9 are all single book tasks?


message 50: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Sarah wrote: "I just want to make sure I am right about this. 15.3, 15.5, 15.7, 15.8, 15.9, 15.10, 20.3, 25.7 AND 25.9 are all single book tasks?"
Yes


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