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message 1: by Jesi (last edited Sep 12, 2010 12:53PM) (new)

Jesi (pwnedkitten) | 198 comments Here's the autumn challenge - now with 100% more spookiness! We'll use the same ground rules as for the other challenges:

1. The Challenge begins at 12:00 A.M. local time on October 1, 2010 and ends at 11:59 P.M. local time on December 31, 2010.
2. This challenge is just for fun, so make sure you enjoy yourself and all the books you will be reading!
3. All books must be: Young Adult or Juvenile Fiction, have won an Alex (or similar) award, or be from the Ultimate Teen Book Guide.
4. All books must be at least 100 pages long to count for any of the tasks, unless otherwise noted in the task.
5. Re-reads count, unless otherwise noted in the task.
6. Audio books and electronic books (unabridged), such as Kindle, all count for this Challenge. Page counts will be according to the Good Reads page count.

Bonus: There is a 10 point bonus for reading all the monthly tasks within that month.

Section 1 - October
Task 1 Read a "Halloween"-themed book.
This can be a book involving "Halloweeny"-type creatures (ie. ghosts, zombies, or vampires,) or a book that actually involves the holiday, candy, or dressing up in costume.
This task is worth 5 points.

Task 2 Read a book about something that scares you.
This task is worth 10 points.

Task 3 Read a "Halloween"-setting book.
This can be a book that takes place or has a major event in the fall, in a Gothic Victorian setting, or in a graveyard.
This task is worth 15 points.

Task 4 Read two books that were published in October of any year.
This task is worth 20 points.

Task 5 Read an October Awareness book.
Read a book that has something to do with an awareness day/week/month of October and write a review of it for the Parent's Corner recommending why kids should read about this topic. For examples of awareness causes that October observes, visit: http://www.brownielocks.com/october.html
This task is worth 25 points.


Section 2 - November
Task 1 Read a book about food or has some sort of food in the title (drinks count as food.)
This task is worth 5 points.

Task 2 Read a book that features two distinct cultures clashing.
This task is worth 10 points.

Task 3 Read a book with a gratitude word in the title or centers around gratitude.
"Thank" and it's synonyms and derivations, "Give" and it's synonyms and derivations.
This task is worth 15 points.

Task 4 Read two books published in November of any year.
This task is worth 20 points.

Task 5 Recommended book and thank you note
Read a book someone gave or recommended to you and write them a thank you card afterward telling them what you thought of the book. If you're in the position that people don't recommend YA novels to you, feel free to consider any book on anyone's list that's posted here, a book from the WT Book Pushing folder (http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...,) or a book on a friend's YA shelf as all recommendations.
This task is worth 25 points.

Section 3: December
Task 1 Read a book about winter or snow (or has either word in the title.)
This task is worth 5 points.

Task 2 Read a book with a religious or spiritual theme.
This task is worth 10 points.

Task 3 Winter Break
Read a book that takes place during a winter school break (or during that period of time - New Years, Christmas, and other winter holidays are all included as viable options. This is similar to the October task, only with winter break.) Alternatively, read a book that's on a Winter Break list such as: http://www.amazon.com/Great-Books-Win...
http://www.bookslut.com/bookslut_in_t...
http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/book... (There's a Books for Teens section down the page. They are all Christmas oriented books)
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/57...
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/36...
http://us.macmillan.com/MacmillanSite...
http://us.macmillan.com/MacmillanSite...
http://books4jewishteens.tripod.com/b...
Just be certain to choose a YA book from the list.

This task is worth 15 points.

Task 4 Read two books published in December of any year.
This task is worth 20 points.

Task 5 Gift books
Read a book you intend to (or could) gift to someone this holiday and explain in a post why it deserves to be shared.
This task is worth 25 points.

Section 4 - Year End Round-up
Task 1 Favorite book of 2010
EITHER re-read your favorite book of 2010 OR team up with another WTer and swap favorite books. For values of "of 2010" it can either be a book published in 2010 or that you simply read in 2010.
This task is worth 5 points.

Task 2 Read a 2010 Award Winning book.
Must be an award, not a "made it to a list," must be a winner, not a nominee.
This task is worth 10 points.

Task 3 Catching up
Read a WT Discussion group book that you missed earlier in the year and revive the discussion. Or read a book that fits one of the Monthly challenge themes that you have not contributed to yet.
This task is worth 15 points.

Task 4 Read two nominees for a 2011 YA book award of your choice.
Some lists for this are:
http://www.txla.org/TBA-nominees
http://www.princetonlibrary.org/teens...
http://www.yourlibrary.ws/ya_webpage/...
http://www.slideshare.net/ruthfleet/g...
http://www.rebeccacaudill.org/nominee...
http://www.islma.org/lincoln.htm
http://www.clau.org/2011nomslink.html
http://www.stellaraward.ca/2010/
http://www.kcls.org/evergreen/nominee...
http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/b...
http://sites.google.com/site/ncslmaya...
http://scasl.com/bookawards/documents...
http://www.goodreads.com/award/show/5...
http://www.lita.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ya...
http://gplteenservices.blogspot.com/2...
http://nancykeane.com/booktalks/state...
http://www.cafesaturday.com/2010/03/2...
http://www.nutmegaward.org/72964/inde...
http://ccpls.org/html/soaringeagle.html
http://pnla.org/yrca/2011nominees.html

This task is worth 20 points.

Task 5 Write a list of the books you are most excited about in 2011. We'll start a thread specifically for this and post and discuss.
This task is worth 25 points.


message 2: by Jesi (last edited Aug 29, 2010 03:43PM) (new)


message 3: by Kellee (last edited Aug 30, 2010 03:04PM) (new)


message 4: by Jesi (new)

Jesi (pwnedkitten) | 198 comments Pst, Kellee - Twilight (Meg Cabot) was published in January, according to GR...


message 5: by Kristen (last edited Oct 03, 2010 05:23PM) (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Here's my preliminary list! :)

1.5 A Living Nightmare(Vampires)
1.10 The Mockingbirds (Date-Rape)
1.15 Guardian of the Gate
1.20 Crescendo and Trance
1.25 Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Gay and Lesbian HIstory Month)

2.5 Watersmeet
2.10 The Iron Daughter
2.15 Grace (synonym for Thanks)
2.20 The Hole in the Wall and Matched
2.25 Marked

3.5 The Princess and the Snowbird
3.10 The Gypsy Crown
3.15 North of Beautiful
3.20 Sapphique and Anna and the French Kiss
3.25 The Faerie Path

4.5 Reread The Looking Glass Wars
4.10 When You Reach Me (Newbery)
4.15 The Knife of Never Letting Go
4.20 Savvy and Found (Rebecca Caudill)


message 6: by Kellee (last edited Aug 29, 2010 03:28PM) (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Jesi wrote: "Pst, Kellee - Twilight (Meg Cabot) was published in January, according to GR..."

This one says December... http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55...
Is that okay?


message 7: by Jesi (new)

Jesi (pwnedkitten) | 198 comments Kristen, same problem - Sapphique looks like it was published in September.


message 8: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Jesi wrote: "Kristen, same problem - Sapphique looks like it was published in September."

That's weird- I know it doesn't come until late December... It couldn't have been out in 9/08 because the first one of the series just came out last year...


message 9: by Jesi (new)

Jesi (pwnedkitten) | 198 comments According to wikipedia, Twilight was in January. Buuuut, seeing as we have it there on GR, I'll let it go. As for Sapphique, again, according to wikipedia: it "is scheduled to be released in the US in December 2010" so I guess I was wrong, and we'll allow it.


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Jesi (pwnedkitten) | 198 comments and, I hope you guys know that I'm not trying to pick on you or anything by going over your lists - I'm honestly trying to help, so you don't end up reading a book that you think will count only to have it not count for some reason. (Not that anything's not counted so far, but still... that's my intention.)


message 11: by Kellee (last edited Aug 29, 2010 04:29PM) (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Jesi wrote: "and, I hope you guys know that I'm not trying to pick on you or anything by going over your lists - I'm honestly trying to help, so you don't end up reading a book that you think will count only to..."

And we appreciate it very much :) It's nice to know you have our back!

Just FYI- Wikipedia does say December 2004. I think the new version of it came out in January 2006....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight...


message 12: by Angela Sunshine (last edited Aug 29, 2010 05:17PM) (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Jesi wrote: "and, I hope you guys know that I'm not trying to pick on you or anything by going over your lists - I'm honestly trying to help, so you don't end up reading a book that you think will count only to..."

No worries, everyone understands! :)

I've been going by the published date on GR, hope it's not steering me wrong!


message 13: by Angela Sunshine (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Kellee wrote: "Here's my list :)

1.5 Haunted by Meg Cabot (Ghosts)
1.10 The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (The end of the world)
1.15 [book:Mon..."


Kellee, you wanna swap a favorite for 4.5?


message 14: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) AngelaSunshine wrote: "Kellee, you wanna swap a favorite for 4.5?"

Definitely! Let me think about it and see which loved book you haven't read yet :)

(Clarification- it is just a book I read in 2010, not published in 2010, right?)


message 15: by Angela Sunshine (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Kellee wrote: "AngelaSunshine wrote: "Kellee, you wanna swap a favorite for 4.5?"

Definitely! Let me think about it and see which loved book you haven't read yet :)

(Clarification- it is just a book I read i..."

That's how I read it.


message 16: by Angela Sunshine (last edited Dec 13, 2010 10:19PM) (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Ok.. here's my tentative list.

Section I: October - COMPLETED!
1.5 Read a "Halloween"-themed book. (This can be a book involving halloweeny-type creatures like ghosts or zombies or vampires, or a book that actually involves the holiday or candy or dressing up in costume.) Half-Minute Horrors
1.10 Read a book about something that scares you. Living Dead Girl
1.15 Read a book that takes place in the fall, in a Gothic Victorian setting, or in a graveyard. Willow

1.20 Read two books that were published in October of any year. Maze Runner and Scorch Trials
1.25 Read a book that has something to do with an awareness day/week/month of October and write a review of it for the Parent's Corner recommending why kids should read about this topic. For example, October is: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vegetarian Awareness Month, National Dental Hygiene Month, Halloween Safety Month, National Crime Prevention Month, Gay and Lesbian History Month, Diversity Awareness Month, German American Heritage Month, Polish American Heritage Month, National Animal Safety and Protection Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Down Syndrome Month, and World Blindness Awareness Month. Between Mom and Jo

Section II: November COMPLETED!
2.5 Read a book about food or has some sort of food in the title. Hot Lunch
2.10 Read a book that features two distinct cultures clashing. The Dog in the Wood
2.15 Read a book with the word "Thank," "Thanks," or "Give" or some sort of derivative in the title or description. Give a Boy a Gun
2.20 Read two books published in November of any year. Oh My Goth and Fat Kid Rules the World
2.25 Read a book someone gave or recommended to you and write them a thank you card afterward telling them what you thought of the book. This Lullaby


Section III: December
3.5 Read a book about winter or snow (or has either word in the title.) 33 Snowfish
3.10 Read a book with a religious or spiritual theme. Godless
3.15 Read a book that takes place during a winter school break (or during that period of time.) Searching for David's Heart: A Christmas Story

3.20 Read two books published in December of any year. Entice and First Part Last
3.25 Read a book you intend to (or could) gift to someone this holiday and explain in a post why it deserves to be shared. Jerk, California (for my sister)

Section IV: Year End Round-up - COMPLETED!
4.5 Re-read your favorite book of 2010. Life As We Knew It
4.10 Read a 2010 Award Winning book. Stolen (Branford Boase Award 2010)

4.15 Read a WT Discussion group book that you missed earlier in the year and revive the discussion. Or read a book that fits one of the Monthly challenge themes that you have not contributed to yet. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow
4.20 Read two nominees for a 2011 YA book award of your choice. Marcelo in the Real World (YA Book Award, SC) and Sweethearts (Evergreen YA Award, NE)
4.25 Write a list of the books you are most excited about in 2011. We'll start a thread specifically for this and post and discuss.
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
Where She Went by Gayle Foreman
Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Trial By Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Hourglass by Myra McEntire



message 17: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Yeah Sapphique definitely doesn't come out until this December. The first one didn't come out until earliar this year. I think that date is when it was published in a different country? http://www.amazon.com/Sapphique-Cathe...


message 18: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Gah sorry - saw you responded. I guess it maybe was published in England a while back? Who knows... lol.


message 19: by Heather (new)

Heather Bree (blackdotbug) For the tasks that involve books published in certain months, finding the original publish date can be tricky on GR. You have to be aware of what edition you are looking at, though most of them have an "Originally published in..." in parentheses if it is a later printing. Wikipedia is a good place to double-check if you aren't sure.

Excellent lists so far guys! :)

For 4.25 or 4e, I don't think we should start the special thread until the challenge actually starts (Oct. 1). Don't want to take away attention from the the current challenge that is still going on. But if you want to post your 2011 list with your challenge list that's fine. Just please hold off on discussions about 2011 books until we've launched the thread for it, ok?


message 20: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 11, 2010 08:54PM) (new)

Wow, there were some really fun challenges to find books for in here. I had a lot of fun just making the list! These are, of course, subject to change based on book availability. :D

Section 1 - October Tasks
Task 1: Read a Halloween themed book. (5 points)
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Task 2: Read a book about something that scares you. (10 points)
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Undead
Task 3: Read a Halloween setting book. (15 points)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Graveyard Setting
Task 4: Read two books that were published in October of any year. (20 points)
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Published October, 2010
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Published October 21st 2008
Task 5: Read an October Awareness book. (25 points)
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Freedom From Bullies Week - October 18th - October 24th

Section 2 - November Tasks
Task 1: Read a book about food or a book that has some sort of food in the title. (5 points)
Madapple by Christina Meldrum
Either Apple or, oddly, Mad Apple. Apparently Mad Apple is another name for eggplant. "Europeans called the eggplant the 'Mad Apple' due to their belief that eating one would drive you insane." So there is a little bit of trivia for you.
Task 2: Read a book that features two distinct cultures clashing. (10 points)
Does My Head Look Big in This by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Palestinian/Muslim Prejudice
Task 3: Read a book with a gratitude word in the title or that centers around gratitude. (15 points)
Graceling by Kristen Cashore
Grace is a Synonym of Give
Task 4: Read two books published in November of any year. (20 points)
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Published November 20th, 2007
Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis
Published November 1st, 2008
Task 5: Read a book someone recommended and write a thank you note. (25 points)
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pearce
Recommended by Emi

Section 3 - December Tasks
Task 1: Read a book about winter or snow (or has either word in the title.) (5 points)
Sun and Moon Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
Task 2: Read a book with a religious or spiritual theme. (10 points)
Charles and Emma: The Darwin's Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
Found on: Listopia: YA Spiritual & Religious Novels
Task 3: Read a book that takes place during a winter school break or winter holiday or a book on a winter holiday reading list. (15 points)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Task 4: Read two books published in December of any year. (20 points)
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Published December 8th, 2009
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Published December 28th, 2006
Task 5: Read a book you intend to (or could) gift to someone this holiday and explain why it deserves to be shared. (25 points)
Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson
To my best friend, Amanda.

Section 4 - Year End Round-Up Tasks
Task 1: Re-read your favorite book of 2010. (5 points)
Daughter of the Flames by Zoë Marriott
At least, that is my favorite up till now. I'm also open to a buddy read if anyone wants to swap.
Task 2: Read a 2010 award winning book. (10 points)
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
2010 Printz Winner
Task 3: Read a WT discussion group book that you missed earlier in the year and revive the discussion. (15 points)
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
April Group Read
Task 4: Read two nominees for a 2011 YA book award. (20 points)
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Georgia Peach Book Award Nominee
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee
Task 5: Write a list of the books you are most excited about in 2011. (25 points)
Will post on the thread.


message 21: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 29, 2010 07:13PM) (new)

Heather wrote: "For the tasks that involve books published in certain months, finding the original publish date can be tricky on GR. You have to be aware of what edition you are looking at, though most of them hav..."

Looks like I'm going to have to go through the list I made and change some of the books. When I compare GR to Wiki there are discrepancies. :x Boy, that is a toughie.


message 22: by Jesi (new)

Jesi (pwnedkitten) | 198 comments Michelle wrote: "Heather wrote: "For the tasks that involve books published in certain months, finding the original publish date can be tricky on GR. You have to be aware of what edition you are looking at, though ..."

**sighs** So am I, actually. Bah. Double bah! You'd think that someone who's running this challenge would've had a perfect list, wouldn't you?


message 23: by Heather (new)

Heather Bree (blackdotbug) I thought those would be some of the easier ones to find books for too. Sorry guys! :(


message 24: by Angela Sunshine (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Maybe we can choose a source to use for this so we aren't getting conflicting info... Like we can go by Wikipedia (whether it's right or wrong!) and not have to hunt the same books down multiple places. What do you think?


message 25: by Jesi (new)

Jesi (pwnedkitten) | 198 comments Sounds good. I'm going to say "go by GR."


message 26: by Angela Sunshine (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Good, that's what I used. hehe...


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AngelaSunshine wrote: "Good, that's what I used. hehe..."

Good, haha, b/c that is what I used too. :)


message 28: by Amy (new)

Amy Okay here's my list........There are a few holes. I've also listed multiple books for some categories b/c I"m fickle and can never decided exactly what I'm going to read, so I gave myself options.

For the reread of a favorite book, does it have to be one published in 2010? Or just one we read during the year of 2010 and we loved?

1.5 Ghostgirl/Vampire Academy/Betrayed
1.10 The Dead and the Gone
1.15 Rebel Angels/Fallen
1.20 13 Little Blue Envelopes
1.25 Dreamland

2.5 It's Raining Cupcakes/Make Lemonade
2.10
2.15 Forgive My Fins
2.20 Unwind/Flygirl/Shadowland
2.25 Unlocked

3.5 Mistletoe/Shiver
3.10 The Magic Menorah
3.15
3.20 Looking For Alaska/Need/The Dark Divine
3.25

4.5
4.10
4.15 The Knife of Never Letting Go
4.20 11 Birthdays/After/The Adoration of Jenna Fox
4.25 Torment/Crescendo/Halos: A Novel


So sorry I didn't do my entire list with links (like I had planned). Wanted to get my partially completed list posted this morning! My holes are where I'm having a hard time coming up with books. I searched through my book closet, my to be read list, and then now searching everyone else's list. LOL.


message 29: by Angela Sunshine (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Amy wrote: "Okay here's my list........There are a few holes. I've also listed multiple books for some categories b/c I"m fickle and can never decided exactly what I'm going to read, so I gave myself options.
..."


For the reread the rules say it can be published anytime, as long as it was read in 2010.


message 30: by Amy (new)

Amy Awesome. Thanks.


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments I have been having fun with our current challenge. I have to think if I can do this challenge without going crazy trying to find the right books. Those of you who have posted lists are amazing. I am still working to make sense of the directions. :-)


message 32: by Amy (new)

Amy I'm just hoping I can find time to read. Since I've been back at work my reading time is almost non existant.


message 33: by Jesi (new)

Jesi (pwnedkitten) | 198 comments Alyson, if you have any questions about the directions, feel free to ask - I'm sure there will be others who'll be confused, too, so you asking will be a good thing for them. ;-)

Amy, if it weren't for my job, I wouldn't have time to read! Fortunately, I work somewhere I can listen to audiobooks all day.


message 34: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments You're so lucky Jesi! I'm with you Amy.. I think I'm maybe finished one or two books this week. :( But we had Open House this week so maybe I'll start reading at night again instead of crashing on the couch.


message 35: by Amy (new)

Amy I read one book for two weeks and it was killing me. Waiting on my book club book so hoping now that things are settling down, I will hopefully get a chance.


message 36: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Amy wrote: "I read one book for two weeks and it was killing me. Waiting on my book club book so hoping now that things are settling down, I will hopefully get a chance."

Me too! I hope to finish the book I've been reading for 2 weeks this weekend... (I just can't find the time!)


message 37: by Angela Sunshine (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) I don't teach school, but my boys started high school last week. THEIR homework slows me down!


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments Jesi wrote: "Alyson, if you have any questions about the directions, feel free to ask - I'm sure there will be others who'll be confused, too, so you asking will be a good thing for them. ;-)

Amy, if it weren'..."


Thanks Jesi - I think I am a little confused on how to select the books for each month. I need to read the rules a little more carefully. Then I will come back with questions.


message 39: by Heather (new)

Heather Bree (blackdotbug) Alyson, the month headers for each section are just the themes for the section. You don't have to do all the October tasks in October or anything. (In case you were worried about that.)
Ask away whenever you are ready. We are here to help.


message 40: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) AngelaSunshine wrote: "I don't teach school, but my boys started high school last week. THEIR homework slows me down!"

I can imagine! High school HW is ridiculous and most of it is rote memorization and overall worthless (in my opinion...)
Good luck with that :)


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments Heather wrote: "Alyson, the month headers for each section are just the themes for the section. You don't have to do all the October tasks in October or anything. (In case you were worried about that.)
Ask away wh..."


From reading the rules I thought you did have to read all of task 1 books in October.
"7. The different sections all "must" be read within their given months, with the exception of section 4, of which, the books can be read any time throughout the challenge."

And for the books to count - they must be read during the 3 months - not prior books except for the re-reads?


message 42: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Yeah- is 7. The different sections all "must" be read within their given months, with the exception of section 4, of which, the books can be read any time throughout the challenge. true?


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments Kellee wrote: "Yeah- is 7. The different sections all "must" be read within their given months, with the exception of section 4, of which, the books can be read any time throughout the challenge. true?"

Are you asking or clarifying??? Just checking.


message 44: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) wrote: "Are you asking or clarifying???"

Asking b/c I thought what Heather said until you pointed out #7... Now I'm kind of fretting...


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments Kellee wrote: "Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) wrote: "Are you asking or clarifying???"

Asking b/c I thought what Heather said until you pointed out #7... Now I'm kind of fretting..."


If so then I probably won't be able to participate. October is a killer month at work for me and I have a bunch of review books that I must read and post. Oh well...maybe another challenge at another time.


message 46: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Ditto Alyson. Well, kind of. I just never know when one month I won't be able to read as much and another month I'll be able to read a ton. I like the freedom of no time constraints (and since there is already a monthly challenge...)


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments Kellee wrote: "Ditto Alyson. Well, kind of. I just never know when one month I won't be able to read as much and another month I'll be able to read a ton. I like the freedom of no time constraints (and since th..."

I just know that I have teacher goal setting meetings, School Site Plan, School Safety Plan, plus I am serving on this short time task force that has a November 1st deadline - so I will be in extra meetings including Saturdays. October is insane. I will be happy to get any reading done but there is no guarantee.


message 48: by Jesi (new)

Jesi (pwnedkitten) | 198 comments I thought that it was a workable goal, but seeing as it isn't for so many, I'll change it. Stick with Heather's ruling that you don't have to do them in the month.


message 49: by Amy (new)

Amy So what exactly are we changing? When are we starting? Ending? We can now read the books throughout the challenge but don't have to stick to the months?


message 50: by Jesi (new)

Jesi (pwnedkitten) | 198 comments Start and end are still the same, the only thing that's changing is you can now read the books whenever throughout the challenge. In other words, #7 is now no longer an existing rule.


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