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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Aug 20, 2010 09:40PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
5.5 - Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The World Series takes place in October. Read a book about baseball OR a book with a baseball related word in the title (hit, run, out, safe, home, base, player, single, double, triple, play, ball, game, etc.). (EXAMPLES: The Boys of Summer, Home Safe: A Novel, Hit and Run, etc.)

If you need suggestions OR have suggestions for books to read for this task, please post them here.


message 2: by Kristina Simon (last edited Aug 22, 2010 08:23AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Yes -- These books would fit this task:

The Third Circle by Amanda Quick -- for 3rd base
Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer -- for the 9th inning
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini -- runner
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut -- player
The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf -- out
Call the Devil by His Oldest Name by Sallie Bissell -- an umpire's call

Other baseball words that would work


message 3: by Kristina Simon (last edited Aug 22, 2010 08:15AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
No -- These books do not fit this task:

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult -- 10th and higher won't work
Family Ties by Danielle Steel -- ties won't work


message 4: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Third Circle by Amanda Quick?

As in Derrick Lee is on Third?


message 5: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2133 comments If play and player are suitable words, is playing also suitable?


message 6: by Kristina Simon (last edited Aug 21, 2010 08:43AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Sheila wrote: "Third Circle by Amanda Quick?

As in Derrick Lee is on Third?"


Yes, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd work for the number of bases. But 4th, 5th, and And up to 9th works for the number of innings, but higher numbers would not.


message 7: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Coralie wrote: "If play and player are suitable words, is playing also suitable?"

Yes, playing works too.


message 8: by Rebecca NJ (new)

Rebecca NJ (njreader) | 1055 comments Kristi, what about the 4th through 9th in terms of innings? When I think of baseball I always think about the seventh inning stretch. Thanks.


message 9: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Rebecca wrote: "Kristi, what about the 4th through 9th in terms of innings? When I think of baseball I always think about the seventh inning stretch. Thanks."

Oops, good point (obviously not a baseball fan here ;o)). So, yes, there are 9 innings so up to 9th works.


message 10: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments Would runner work? Such as there's a runner on 1st?

The Kite Runner


message 11: by scherzo♫ (new)

scherzo♫ (pjreads) Any word on these lists of baseball jargon is okay:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...


message 12: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments Woohoo! Works!


message 13: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Tanja wrote: "Would runner work? Such as there's a runner on 1st?

The Kite Runner. Woohoo! Works!"


Great book, too ;o).


message 14: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Will Family Ties by Danielle Steel work?


message 15: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Kathy G. wrote: "Will Family Ties by Danielle Steel work?"

I assume you're thinking about the word "ties." Can you explain how it would be used in relation to a baseball game?


message 16: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Don't teams have ties sometimes? I'm not much into baseball.


message 17: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16196 comments Mod
Kathy G. wrote: "Don't teams have ties sometimes? I'm not much into baseball."

No, not in baseball. They just keep playing and playing and playing............it can get pretty funny, when they run out of pitchers and have to use random other players.


message 18: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Okay--- Sorry about that--- I'll pick something else.


message 19: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut-
I get it--- Has anyone read this and liked it?


message 20: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments I think I will use The Voyage Out as in "your Out-ta here". :)


message 21: by Foxy Grandma (new)

Foxy Grandma (foxygrandma) | 997 comments How about Call as in the ump makes a call whether out or safe?

Book to be used is : Call the Devil by His Oldest Name


message 22: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Beth NC wrote: "How about Call as in the ump makes a call whether out or safe?

Book to be used is : Call the Devil by His Oldest Name"


That works.


message 23: by Leigh Ann (new)

Leigh Ann (leighannflyingonsilverwings) I think I'm going to use this task to finally read Blockade Billy since it's barely over 100 pages and this is a 5 point task.


message 24: by Barbara VA (new)

Barbara VA (barbarava) How about In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson? I know it is YA but it is a 5 point task. I have wanted to read this for ages.


message 25: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Barbara wrote: "How about In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson? I know it is YA but it is a 5 point task. I have wanted to read this for ages."

Sure. It's about baseball and over 100 pages. So go for it!


message 26: by Liz (last edited Aug 23, 2010 09:25AM) (new)

Liz I'm considering Blue Bloods. Blue = derogatory term for Umpire - LOL!


message 27: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments Is Score ok? as in looking at the score?


message 28: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Meghan wrote: "Is Score ok? as in looking at the score?"

Definitely.


message 29: by Jessica-L- (new)

Jessica-L- | 26 comments Fever Pitch?? It's not about baseball but 'pitch' would do, i guess...?


message 30: by Ashley FL (new)

Ashley FL | 732 comments What about "deep" as in: "deep in the count" (listed in the glossary above) or "deep center field"? It would be fore In Too Deep


message 31: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Jessica Bpv wrote: "Fever Pitch?? It's not about baseball but 'pitch' would do, i guess...?"

That works.


message 32: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Ashley FL wrote: "What about "deep" as in: "deep in the count" (listed in the glossary above) or "deep center field"? It would be fore In Too Deep"

That works, too.


message 33: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2133 comments I assume 'diamond' would be an acceptable word.


message 34: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Coralie wrote: "I assume 'diamond' would be an acceptable word."

Certainly would. Ooohh... I bet I have some books on my list that might fit that. I didn't even think to check! *off to rummage around Mt. TBR, again*


message 35: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments The Diamond Secret: A Retelling of "Anastasia" is pretty good I hear Kristi.


message 36: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Thanks, Tanja. That does look good...


message 37: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments Ah man! I just read that last month and couldn't find a place for it in the Summer Challenge! Darn!


message 38: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments Meghan - 5.9 if you read 100 pages in public, it counts! 15.1 it's a blue cover (BLUE) and NEW (if you haven't read other Weyn books!) 15.9 does the main char describe you or reflect you in ways?


message 39: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments I was going to do 15.9 but didn't have another one. Oh well! Trying to finish the 50 pointer and then onto the fall task


message 40: by Wendy UK (new)

 Wendy  UK (wendyuk) | 756 comments The Monster in the Box: An Inspector Wexford Novel

Is this OK

We don't have baseball in the UK so I just want to be sure!


message 41: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Wendy UK wrote: "The Monster in the Box: An Inspector Wexford Novel

Is this OK

We don't have baseball in the UK so I just want to be sure!"


Yes. That works.


message 42: by Penny (new)

Penny | 101 comments Would a title with the word Training work?


message 43: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Spring training comes to mind, so yes.


message 44: by Penny (new)

Penny | 101 comments Thanks, I also found in the glossary single: A one-base hit, so it will be one of those 2.


message 45: by chucklesthescot (new)

chucklesthescot I know catch and catcher are ok but what about catching? Hoping to use Catching Fire for this task.


message 46: by TeresaFL (new)

TeresaFL | 96 comments What about Forbidden: The Sacrifice for "sacrifice fly" or "sacrifice bunt"?


message 47: by kiki (last edited Aug 31, 2010 04:42PM) (new)

kiki (keekers) | 821 comments how about "stealing" (Out Stealing Horses)...like he's stealing 2nd base???


message 48: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Yes - catching, sacrifice, and stealing all work.


message 49: by chucklesthescot (new)

chucklesthescot Thank you Kristi!


message 50: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments I think I have a double good one The Nine Giants, as it has nine--as in nine positions and nine innings -- and Giants--as in the name of the team.


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