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message 1: by scherzo♫ (last edited Aug 31, 2010 03:11AM) (new)

scherzo♫ (pjreads) This is where you will need to post information about completed tasks - updates to the readerboard will be based on what is posted HERE AND ONLY HERE.

The things that must be included in your post are:
A. The title/author of the book (or a link to that book).
B. Task Number and short Task Title.
C. Also if the task involves an activity (a required explanation or review), details of that activity MUST also be posted.
D. If a book is written by a Goodreads Author or you wish to use it as an entry in the Big Book contest you must also indicate this in your post. (See The Rules for further information about this).

Questions/ problems with task requirements will be posted in
Completed Tasks with ?s / Problems

See Posting Requirements for more information.

message 2: by scherzo♫ (new)

scherzo♫ (pjreads) Let the challenge begin!

message 3: by Paul (new)

Paul (metshaft) | 105 comments 5.1 Fall Colors -
5.2 The Play Must Go On -
5.3 Thanksgiving -
5.4 I'm Glad My Mother Didn't Name Me - The bold by Dick Francis
5.5 Ball Game -
5.6 Beauty -
5.7 Circle of Life -
5.8 Banned -
5.9 Comfort Read -
5.10 Name That Car -

10.1 Short Stories -
10.2 Drink -
10.3 Freedom! -
10.4 Leaving Civilization Behind -
10.5 First Estate -
10.6 In the Pink - The Luxe
10.7 City -
10.8 What a Way to Make a Living -
10.9 Under the Covers -
10.10 Group Hug -

15.1 New Horizons - Horror:
15.2 Recommended -
15.3 Continental Divide - Australia:
15.4 Equinox -
15.5 Literatrue Map -
15.6 One Hit Wonders -
15.7 Mystery -
15.8 Picasso -
15.9 Coin Collector - 2 DO IT! (500 pgs) -
15.10 Second Chances -

25.1 And the Story Continues - A. AND B.
25.2 As Her Debut - AND B.

30.1 It's In the Cards -
30.2 In and Outs - A. AND B.
30.3 Shipwrecked! -
30.4 Mysteries & Animals - A. AND B.
30.5 Life Lessons - AND 4.
30.7 Good Spirits - A. AND B.
30.8 Fall Back - A. AND B.

message 4: by scherzo♫ (new)

scherzo♫ (pjreads) Please post just the new tasks you've completed.

message 5: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 218 comments 5.6 - She's a Beauty
November 20th is Beautiful Day. Read a book with a cover you consider beautiful.

Glazed Murder (A Donut Shop Mystery, #1) by Jessica Beck Finished 9/1/10

Total Point Earned: 5/990
Total Pages Read: 291/18087
Total Books Read: 1/53
Good Read Authours:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()

message 6: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (morganalefay3) 5.4 The Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich

The main characters name is Lingonberry Knudsen.

message 7: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments Finished:

5.5 Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The Nine Giants The Nine Giants (Elizabethan Theater, #4) by Edward Marston by Edward Marston.

This books is a doubleheader--Nine being the number of positions on the field and the number of innings in the game and the San Francisco Giants team.

Task total 5
Grand total 5
Pages 236

message 8: by Penny (new)

Penny | 101 comments 15.9 - COIN COLLECTOR!
2 do it!= 300 p.
Impulse & Initiative: What If Mr. Darcy Didn't Take No for an Answer? Impulse & Initiative What If Mr. Darcy Didn't Take No for an Answer? (A Pride & Prejudice Variation) by Abigail Reynolds by Abigail Reynolds 416 pages.

Points: 15/????
Books Read: 1/???
Good Read Authours:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()

message 9: by Charity (last edited Sep 05, 2010 06:03AM) (new)

Charity (charityross) 20.10 GROUP READS: MOST WANTED

Mockingjay (Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Scholastic, 2010
390 pg.
Read - 9/1/10
3 Stars

(My post is #2 in the discussion thread.)


message 10: by Foxy Grandma (new)

Foxy Grandma (FoxyGrandma) | 825 comments 10.4 LEAVING CIVILIZATION BEHIND: In The Forest Of Harm by Sallie Bissell - Book takes place in the NC/TN Mountains.

15.8 IS THAT AN EYE UNDERNEATH THAT NOSE: Pawleys Island by Dorothea Benton Frank Rebecca is an artist.
Dorothea Benton Frank is a GR Author

Total Points: 25
Total Tasks: 2
Total Books: 2
Total Pages: 762
GR Authors: 1

message 11: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Dreibelbeis (NicoleDreibelbeis) | 134 comments NICOLE VA

5.2 The Play Must Go On
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Total= 5 pts

message 12: by Kate (new)

Kate Cooley Kate.x.

5.9 Comfort Read, i read Definitly Dead by Charlaine Harris. I consider it a comfort read, because I know all the mian characters (it's book 6) and it balences action with romance and a heroine you can (sort of) relate to. I snuggled up with a nice cup of tea.

Total points = 5.

message 13: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) ERIN C

5.9 "Comfort Read"

Lord Of The Silent by Elizabeth Peters

I read this because I love the Amelia Peabody series, and find myself reading it over and over again because I love to get lost in this world!

This is a BigBook Read for 1 ticket, at 640 pg.

Total Points: 5
Total Tasks: 1
Total Books: 1
Total Pages: 640
Goodreads Author: 0
BigBook Tickets: 1

message 14: by Carly (new)

Carly | 242 comments Carly

5.1 - Fall Colors

I read Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay.

Saffy is short for the color Saffron. All the children in the story were named after a different color. I got this book approved by Kristi in the Help Tasks thread (post 16).

Points This Task: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Tasks in Progress: 0
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Pages Read: 152

message 15: by Meera (last edited Sep 05, 2010 01:03PM) (new)

Naked in Death picked from, 314 pages.

Points This Task: 15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)
Pages Read: 314

message 16: by Jayalalita (new)

Jayalalita devi dasi (lonelylorelei) | 87 comments 10.7 - City Lights
Children of Pithiviers by Sheila Kohler

Points for this task: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 204

message 17: by Carebear (last edited Sep 03, 2010 01:07PM) (new)

Carebear | 12 comments Task 5.5 Take me out to the Ballgame - Blockade Billy by Stephen King

message 18: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 39 comments Jennifer TN
20.10 Group Reads - B. Most Wanted of 2010
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Posted in group discussion

Total Points=20

message 20: by Michelle-Marie (new)

Michelle-Marie | 54 comments 5.3 T.H.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G.:
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

Total points: 5

message 21: by Emily IN (new)

Emily IN (EmilyIN) | 105 comments 5.2 - The Play Must Go On

'night, Mother: A Play

I don't usually read plays, but I enjoyed it.


Thirteen Reasons Why

This was a great book, I loved it. I added She's Come Undone to the list. It is one of my favorite recent reads.

Points: 20
Total Points: 20
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Pages: 377

message 22: by Wendy UK (new)

 Wendy  UK (WendyUK) | 756 comments 15.6 One -Hit Wonders

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Total points to date 15

I started to read this book when it was first published and didn't like it. I didn't even finish it.
Since it fitted the task I thought I'd give it another try and I liked it much better. I enjoyed the language this time - I think that was the stumbling block before. I find it amazing that Arundhati Roy wrote a Booker prize winning novel 13 years ago and hasn't written another since!

message 23: by Bridgit (new)

Bridgit | 487 comments Finished 20.10 Group Reads: Mockingjay

Total Points: 20
Tasks Complete: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 386

message 24: by Fran (new)

Fran | 736 comments 5.5 Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Read Night Game by Christine Feehan

Points for this task-5
Total Points- 5
Books Read- 1
Goodreads Authors-
Pages Read- 469

message 25: by Sue (last edited Sep 02, 2010 09:32AM) (new)

Sue (SueTinge) | 1372 comments 15.10 Second Chances

OOPS! Didn't have part b in my spreadsheet.

message 26: by Rachel Lee (new)

Rachel Lee (rlcwt9) | 271 comments 15.1 New Horizons

Twelfth Night - shelf was drama

Total Points 15/890
Tasks Completed 1/53
Books Read 2/69
Total Pages 418
Total Big Book Tickets 0
Total Goodreads Authors 0

message 27: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments Tanja

20.10 Group Read
Mockingjay (Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne Collins (3 Stars)

I made two comments to the Group Read Discussion - Msg 7 & 10. This wasn't the way I imagined the series to end but I still ADORE Book 1 & 2.

Total Points: 20

message 28: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2107 comments 5.1 - Fall Colors
Golden Threads by Kay Hooper

5.2 - The Play Must Go On
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Total Points = 10 Points

message 29: by Emily IN (new)

Emily IN (EmilyIN) | 105 comments 10.2 WE NEED A DRINK

Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

Points: 10
Total Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 3
Books Read: 3
Pages: 641

message 30: by Michelle-Marie (new)

Michelle-Marie | 54 comments 5.6 SHE'S A BEAUTY
Bride of the Water God (vol. 1) by Mi-Kyung Yun

Task points: 5
Total points: 10

message 31: by Donna Jo (last edited Sep 02, 2010 10:11AM) (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments Finished:

20.10 Group Reads
Mockingjay Mockingjay (Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins by Suzanne Collins

Task points: 5
Total Points: 25

message 32: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (Sandra72) | 625 comments 5.2. The Play Must Go On
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Total points: 5

message 33: by Alice (last edited Sep 02, 2010 11:39AM) (new)

Alice (AliceG) | 429 comments Alice G

Task: 5.9 Comfort Read

Book: The L-Shaped Room

I chose this book as a comfort read for a variety of reasons. It is one of my Mum's favourite books and she introduced it to me when I was about 16. I have always known that she had got one of my brother's name from a character in it and it turns out that another character in the book has what is my brother's middle name and yet another character has the name of my other brother. I did mention it to mum last night and she said that she hadn't chosen them all from that book but I don't believe her! I was half expecting an Alice to turn up in it!
I remember really enjoying it when I read it as a teenager and followed it by then reading every other book by Lynne Reid Banks that I could get my hands on. It was a comfort read as I was returning to an old favourite but it turned out that I couldn't actually remember it at all and even when I was reading it nothing of the story came back to me. It is a brilliant book and I could really feel the emotions that are evoked throughout it.
It turned out to be even more of a comfort read than I first expected as I loved it so much and didn't remember it well so it was like discovering an old and best friend all over again!
The book is actually a first in a trilogy so I have now managed to fit the next two books into this challenge and am looking forward to reading them! For some reason I only have the first and last book so have ordered the middle book online today.

Total points: 5

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message 34: by Jennifer N. (new)

Jennifer N. | 422 comments 5.2. The Play Must Go On
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Total Points: 5

message 35: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (kc0217) | 22 comments 10.7 CITY LIGHTS— When in Rome...A Novel of Piazzas and Passion - Gemma Townley

Total Points: 10

message 36: by Iamthez (last edited Sep 02, 2010 12:23PM) (new)

Iamthez | 54 comments 15.8 - IS THAT AN EYE UNDERNEATH THAT NOSE?

Succulent Flesh by Wrath James White (Goodreads Author)

The main character, Joseph Miles, is a painter. There's a few significant scenes that occur in his art class, as well as a later scene that occurs with his live model.

Points This Task: 15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

message 37: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 218 comments 30.4 - Cheryl TX's task: MYSTERIES AND ANIMALS

A. Read a MYSTERY book involving any animal.

B. Read a MYSTERY book involving an animal OTHER than dog or cat. Ex. The Lions of the North, Border Prey, Blue Wolf in Green Fire: A Woods Cop Mystery, The Anteater of Death: A Zoo Mystery,Death by Dressage, The Boreal Owl Murder: A Bob White Birder Murder Mystery, The Case of the Ill-Gotten Goat, Murder With Peacocks

The Mystery at the Dog Show and The Secret of the Silver Dolphin

Total Point Earned: 35/990
Total Pages Read: 587/19686
Total Books Read: 3/57
Good Read Authours:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()

message 38: by Renee (new)

Renee Yesso | 13 comments 5.7 Circle of Life

I read Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher was born in October.

Total points earned: 5
Points this task: 5

message 39: by Penny (last edited Sep 05, 2010 09:59AM) (new)

Penny | 101 comments 30.1- pjreads's task as suggested by Jen B: IT'S IN THE CARDS

4 Club- His at Night by Sherry Thomas 2010. Goodread Author.
K <3- The Last Man in the World: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Abigail Reynols 2007, England.

Points: 45/890
Books Read: 3/???
Good Read Authours: 1
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()

message 40: by Jessie Marie (new)

Jessie Marie (JessieMReads) Jessica VA
First Challenge, First Task Completed. : D

10.7 CITY LIGHTS - Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn *GoodReads Author*

Points This Task: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Tasks in Progress: 1
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

Claiming a GoodReads Author ticket on this one.
Pages Read: 470

message 41: by Petra (last edited Sep 02, 2010 05:33PM) (new)

Petra Congratulations on completing your first Task, Jessica, and welcome to the Challenge!

I completed Task 5.7 (Circle of Life) by reading Next by Michael Crichton, who passed away on Nov. 4th, 2008.

Interesting story of biogenetics-gone-crazy. The Genie has been let out of the bottle and gene manipulation and control and ownership are let loose into Society.
Although not the best written story, this is an interesting look at what can happen when the Law and Scientists and bio-genetic companies look more into the money-to-be-made and the control of "cells", rather than the outcome of their "work".
The story has many story tracks, all with a different aspect of the issues.
Gerrard and Dave are interesting and one both feels wonder that such beings/animals/? may come to being and fear that they will.

message 42: by Liz (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) Liz Vegas

10.2 Drink in title

Black Waterby Joyce Carol Oates (Water)

Total points: 10

message 43: by Janet (new)

Janet Berkman (jannie_b) 10.3 - Freedom
Resistance, Book 1

Points for this task: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 128

First challenge, first task!

message 44: by Stacy (last edited Sep 02, 2010 05:56PM) (new)

Stacy (StacyCT) | 116 comments Readerboard Name: StacyCT

10.4 - Leaving Civilization Behind
Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Task Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Total Points Earned: 10
Total Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors:
Big Book Tickets: 500+(), 750+(), 1000+()

message 45: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 14562 comments Mod

5.8 Freedom to Read

Looking for Alaska by John Green #77 on list #1

5.9. Comfort Read

Strip by Thomas Perry

Looking for Alaska was required reading for both my kids in high school and it might be the only book that they both ever liked. I can see why it was challenged- it contains almost every teenage sin. But it had real authenticity and thought. I'm glad my school used it to start a dialogue with their students.

Strip is my 18th Thomas Perry book- smart, fast, fun and calculating. Perry won the Edgar for best first novel with The Butcher's Boy in 1983. Perry's Jane Whitefield 5 book series Vanishing Act (book 1) was really good, but 9/11 security changes really impacted these books about a woman who helps abused women escape and create new identities. His later books use many of the same elements and always surprise.

total 10

message 46: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) ERIN C

25.1 And the Story Continues...
The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters as the 10th book in the Amelia Peabody series, and The Falcon at the Portal by Elizabeth Peters as the 11th book in the Amelia Peabody series.

The total pages for both books is 960 pg.

I am also claiming 1 Big Book ticket for The Ape Who Guards the Balance since it was 576 pg.

Points This Task: 25
Total Points: 30
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 3
Pages Read: 1,600
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(2), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

message 47: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (Booktrovert) Jennifer D.

Task 10.10 ~ Group Hug ~ The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

It is a group read at Reading with Style.

Points this task: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 479
GR Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0); 750+(0); 1000+(0)

message 48: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (stacita) | 229 comments Stacey
10.7, City Lights
City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare (Goodreads author)
eBook, but 485 pages per Goodreads

Points This Task: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Tasks in Progress: 3
Books Read: 2
Pages Read: 673
GoodReads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

message 49: by Brenda (new)

Brenda G | 66 comments Brenda WI

15.2 Recommended - I read I Am the Messenger and I'm on the board

Points this task: 15
Tasks Completed 1
Books read: 1
Total points: 15

message 50: by Asho (new)

Asho | 189 comments 5.2-The Play Must Go On

Antigone by Sophocles (translated into English since I don't read Greek!)

I'd read Antigone a few times before and re-read it yesterday. Sophocles isn't my favorite of the Greek playwrights (I prefer Aristophanes' comedies) but since I have to teach Sophocles I'll take Antigone over overdone Oedipus any day! I feel like it touches on many of the same themes and has the same tragic structure, and Antigone is a more sympathetic character than anyone in Oedipus.

Total pages in book(s): 80

Total Challenges Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 80
Total Points: 5

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