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message 1: by Becky, Moddess (last edited Sep 02, 2010 08:29AM) (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Participants my join at any time during the challenge. All points must be reported by 11:59pm EST on December 31, 2010 to be counted.

Tasks can be completed in any order and it is not required to complete all regular tasks before doing the bonus tasks.


RULES:
1) Books must be Historical Fiction if specified as HF. If no specification is made, the book can be ANY genre.

2) Books must be at least 200 pages long. Eligibility for this is determined by the most popular edition on Goodreads. If the most popular edition is 197 pages, it will not count, even if the edition read is 215 pages.

3) Books less than 1/2 finished may be counted for the challenge at the beginning, but ALL books must be completed and points recorded by 11:59p EST on December 31, 2010 for points to be counted as completed for the task.

4) Re-reads and audiobooks are accepted unless specified otherwise in the task. (Audiobook page counts will be determined by the most popular edition on Goodreads.)

SCORING:
5) Task categories are assigned a point value, and points are awarded when all parts of the task are completed. Partial points will NOT be awarded for partially completed tasks.

6) Bonus points will be awarded based on the length of each book read, as follows:
200 to 300 pages = 2 bonus points
301 to 500 pages = 4 bonus points
501 to 750 pages = 6 bonus points
751 to 1,000 pages = 8 bonus points
1,000+ = 10 bonus points

Bonus points will be awarded PER BOOK READ. Task points are awarded ONE TIME once the task is complete.

7)Page length used to determine task bonus points is determined by THE MOST POPULAR EDITION OF THE BOOK ON GOODREADS -- NOT the edition you actually read. This is a change from the previous rules in an attempt to make the scoring more fair across the board, as there can be very large page variations between editions. To determine the most popular edition on Goodreads, simply do a title/author search - the first result that matches your book is the most popular edition on GR.

8) As this challenge contains both HF and other genre books, you will receive 1 additional bonus point for every HF book read, whether the task requires HF or not. Please be sure to list that the book is HF to make sure that the additional points are counted.

WE WILL NOT AWARD HF POINTS IF IT IS NOT REPORTED UNLESS WE ARE POSITIVE THE BOOK IS HF. In other words, we aren't going to research the book for you. It is your responsibility to report your scores accurately, we will merely verify and record them.

MISC.:
9) Maude will be the new scorekeeper for this challenge. She will be tracking and verifying participant scores. She will also be able to determine book eligibility for tasks. If there is a dispute as to scoring or whether a book is eligible for a task, myself or one of the other mods will make the final decision.

10) HAVE FUN!! :)

CHALLENGE #4 TASK LIST:

Any Genre:
(5 pts each task)
5.1 Read a book with an alternate title
5.2 Read any YA book.
5.3 Read a book about something you fear.
5.4 Read a book by an author who was born in the same month as you.
5.5 Read any classic.
5.6 Read a Post-Apocalyptic or Dystopia book.

(10 pts each task)
10.1 Read a book by your favorite author that you have not yet read.
10.2 Read a book about any war or invasion within the last 500 years, including Iraq and Afghanistan
10.3 Visit the "What Should I Read" thread and read a book that someone recommends to you there.
10.4 Read a book about homosexuality or a book with a LGBT character.
10.5 Read a book that is being or has been adapted into a movie
10.6 Read a book that takes place in India.

Historical Fiction:
(15 pts each task)
15.1 Read a HF/NF book about witches or the trials of witches
15.2 Read a HF book published in the year of your birth.
15.3 Read a HF that has one of the the four elements in the title (earth, air, fire, water).
15.4 Read a HF with a child or teen (under 16) is the main character.
15.5 Read any HF of your choice.
15.6 Read a HF Group Read book you have not yet read.

(20 pts each task)
20.1 Read a HF set in Africa or Asia
20.2 Read a HF set in fall or has any fall-like words in the title
20.3 Read a HF book with a woman's name in the title
20.4 Read a HF book with a man's name in the title.
20.5 Choose your favorite historical figure and read a fiction or nonfiction about him or her.
20.6 Read a HF book you didn't get to read in the previous challenge (if you did not participate in the previous challenge, you can choose any task that required a HF book to be read.)

(25 pts each task)
25.1 Read a HF book in which religion is a major theme.
25.2 Read a HF about Native American culture.
25.3 Read a HF book with a one-word title and a HF book with a two word title.
25.4 Read two HF books by different authors that share the same word in the title.
25.5 Read two HF books set in the same time period but in different countries.
25.6 Read a HF book that's over 750 pages.

Bonus:
(50 pts each task)
50.1 Evelina's Task: Continue a series you've already begun. (2nd book, etc)
50.2 Djrmel's Task: Read a book that takes place in one of the continental countries that have a Caribbean coastline: Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela, or Mexico.
50.3 Tasha's Task: Read a book from the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" list - any year.

(100 pts each task)
100.1 Maude's Task: Read one of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books from the 1920's list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulitzer...
100.2 Linda's Task: Compare books with any member of Historical Fictionistas and choose a HF book they rated five stars but you have not yet read and read that book. List the member you compared books with when posting your points.


message 2: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 528 comments My first post! Hope I do this right......
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

Task 50.1
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
362 pages = 4 bonus points
Total points: 54
Total tasks: 1


message 3: by LemonLinda (last edited Sep 02, 2010 05:21AM) (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 678 comments My task is the following:
Go to the profile page of any member of Historical Fictionistas that you would like. Click on where you can compare books with that person and choose one Historical Fiction that they rated a five star read but that you have not previously read. When posting for your credit - be sure to list that member.


message 4: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Linda, I like your task!

Can bonus tasks be done anytime or only after the other regular tasks are completed?


message 5: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Any time.


message 6: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (thenightowl) | 2231 comments Tasha they can be done at anytime. All of the tasks can be completed in any order you like. :-)


message 7: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Great, thanks!


message 8: by LemonLinda (last edited Sep 02, 2010 09:55AM) (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 678 comments Completed task 50.1 = Evelina's task, a continuation of a series

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

390 pages

50 points + 4 bonus points = 54 points

54 Total Challenge Points


message 9: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 40 comments Task 25.6
book over 750pgs
Read World Without End, 1014 pgs
25 pts
10 bonus for length
1 HF pt.

36 total


message 10: by Aimee (new)

Aimee (akbaum) Task 50.1
Linger
362 pages- 4 bonus points
54 total points


message 11: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 528 comments I'd like to see if a book fits task 50.2 - Love in the Time of Cholera. The description says it is set in an "unnamed Caribbean port" and the author is described as "the greatest South American writer...." This makes me think it is possibly set in one of the South American Caribbean ports listed in the task.


message 12: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
I'll have to let Djrmel decide on that one Jen, since it's his task. :)


message 13: by Katie (last edited Sep 03, 2010 01:56AM) (new)

Katie (ygraine) I'm so excited to be able to participate in the challenge this time around. I've already finished my first task and I'm well into my second.

50.1 Evelina's Task: Continue a series you've already begun
A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
A Lion Among Men (Book three of the Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire
312 pages
50 points + 4 page points = 54

54 total challenge points


message 14: by Katie (new)

Katie (ygraine) Could I get away with 'gold' as an autumnal word? I'm having problems finiding books for this category.


message 15: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Katie wrote: "Could I get away with 'gold' as an autumnal word? I'm having problems finiding books for this category."

Yeah, I'll allow that.


message 16: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 528 comments Black Boy by Richard Wright
Task 5.5 - Classic
Black Boy by Richard Wright
448 pages = 4 bonus points
Total task points = 9

Tasks completed = 2
Total challenge points = 63


message 17: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 2775 comments I completed task 5.2 Read any YA book. I read "The Summer I Turned Pretty" by Jenny Han

Task Points: 5
Bonus Points: 2(276pp)
Grand Total: 7


message 18: by Djrmel (new)

Djrmel JenC. wrote: "I'd like to see if a book fits task 50.2 - Love in the Time of Cholera. The description says it is set in an "unnamed Caribbean port" and the author is described as "the greatest Sou..."


I'm saying yes. The Magdalena River is mentioned in the story, and that's in Colombia.


message 19: by Shana (last edited Sep 03, 2010 08:32PM) (new)

Shana | 1 comments Hi I'm new, but I already managed to complete a task!

My task:
50.1 Evelina's Task: Continue a series you've already begun.

Book: Mockingjay
Completed: 1 Sept. 2010

Points: 50
Bonus Points:4

Total Points: 54

I was so happy when the final book in the series came out!


message 20: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 63 comments 50.1 Evelina's Task: Continue a series you've already begun

Sizzling Sixteen (Not good - think I'm giving up on this series.)

50 + 4 (400 pgs.)

Total Task Points: 54

Total Challenge Points: 54


message 21: by Aimee (last edited Sep 04, 2010 10:37AM) (new)

Aimee (akbaum) Task 5.6 Read a Post-Apocalyptic or Dystopia book.

Mockingjay Loved it!!!

390 pages- 4 points

Task points- 9

Total challenge points- 63


message 22: by PDXReader (new)

PDXReader Task 10.2: Read a book about any war or invasion within the last 500 years.

You'll Be Sor-ree: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers The Pacific War, by Sid Phillips, 216 pages. (WWII)

Task points: 10
Page points: 2
HF points: 0

Total for this task = 12
Challenge total = 12


message 23: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 528 comments Psychic by Sylvia Browne
Task 10.1 - Favorite author, book not yet read
Psychic by Sylvia Browne
256 pages = 2 bonus points
Total task points = 12

Tasks finished = 3
Total challenge points = 75


message 24: by Tasha (new)

Tasha JenC. wrote: "Psychic by Sylvia Browne
Task 10.1 - Favorite author, book not yet read
Psychic by Sylvia Browne
256 pages = 2 bonus points
Total task points = 12

Tasks finis..."


I enjoy reading Sylvia Brown, didn't know about this one.


message 25: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 528 comments It's new - I was the first to check it out of the library!


message 26: by Holly P (new)

Holly P (hlp0221) | 142 comments Completed task 25.6

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon, 947 pgs

25+8+1= 34 pts


message 27: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Completed task 50.1 - Evelina's Task.
Read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling.
768 pages (8 bonus points)

Total: 58 points.


message 28: by Amy (new)

Amy | 63 comments Completed task 20.3 - Read a HF book with a woman's name in the title.

My Antonia
Task Points: 20
Page Points: 2
HF Points: 1

Total for this task: 23
Total for this challenge: 23


message 29: by Holly P (new)

Holly P (hlp0221) | 142 comments Completed Task 10.1

Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly, 374 pgs

10+4=14

Cumulative total: 48 pts


message 30: by southpaw285 (new)

southpaw285 Completed task #15.5 - Read any HF of your choice (09/05/10)

Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn (496 pages)

Points: 15
Bonus: 4
HF: 1
Total Points: 20

Total Challenge Points as of 09/05/10 = 20


message 31: by Richard (new)

Richard | 10 comments Completed task 5.5

The Scarlet Letter 272 pages

Points: 5
HF: 1
Bonus: 2
Total: 8

Total Challenge Points: 8


message 32: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Completed task 10.5 - Book to movie adaptation.
Read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling.
831 pages (8 bonus points)
Task points: 18

Total: 76 points.


message 33: by Jamie (last edited Sep 06, 2010 06:29AM) (new)

Jamie | 63 comments 20.1 - HF set in Africa or Asia - Crocodile on the Sandbank (Great book; looking forward to next in the series)

20 + 2 (262 pgs) + 1 (HF) = 23 Task Points

54 + 25 = 77 Total Challenge Points


message 34: by Katie (new)

Katie (ygraine) 15.5 Read any HF of your choice
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
466 pages
15 points + 4 page points + HF bonus = 20

Total challenge points = 74


message 35: by southpaw285 (last edited Sep 09, 2010 06:35PM) (new)

southpaw285 Completed Task #20.3 - Read a HF with woman's name in the title (09/06/10)

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute (359 pages)

Points: 20
Bonus: 4
HF: 1
Total Points: 25

Total challenge points as of 09/06/10 = 45


message 36: by Holly P (last edited Sep 06, 2010 08:56AM) (new)

Holly P (hlp0221) | 142 comments complete task 5.2

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen, 433 pgs

5+4+1=10

Cumulative total: 58 pts


message 37: by Gayle (new)

Gayle (gretarahikkainen) Please let me know if I'm not doing this correctly. :)

10.1 book by favorite author haven't read yet

The Sleeping Beauty by Mercedes Lackey (LOVE her!)
345 pages

10 + 4 = 14 points for this book

On to the next book!


message 38: by Evelina A. (last edited Sep 06, 2010 10:07AM) (new)

Evelina A. (amerigo) | 174 comments 5.4 Read a book by an author who was born in the same month as you.
Rosemary Sutcliff: born December 14, 1920
The Mark of the Horse Lord by Rosemary Sutcliff
289 pages
Points: 5
Bonus: 2
HF: 1
Total: 8

15.5 Read any HF of your choice.
Dracula in Love - Karen Essex
400 pages
Points: 15
Bonus: 4
HF: 1
Total: 20

Total Completed Task Points: 28


message 39: by Jeane (new)

Jeane 10.1 Read a book by your favorite author that you have not yet read.
Magic Kingdom for Sale--Soldby terry brooks.
352 pages

10+4= 14 points

total 14 points


message 40: by LemonLinda (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 678 comments Completed 15.4 - HF with child/teen as main character
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
384 pp. - 15 pts. + 4 bonus pts. + 1 HF pt. - 20 pts.

Total for challenge - 74


message 41: by Julie (new)

Julie (readerjules) 5.6 Read a Dystopia
Brave New World
268 p.
Task points: 5
Bonus points: 2
Total: 10
Challenge Total: 10


message 42: by Angela (new)

Angela (jlmomma) 20.1 Read a HF set in Africa or Asia
The Red Tent

Task: 20
Bonus: 4
Total: 24
Challenge total: 24


message 43: by PDXReader (new)

PDXReader 10.5 Read a book that has been or is being adapted into a movie. In the Time of the Butterflies (2001, starred Selma Hayak). 325 pages.

Task: 10
Page bonus: 4
HF: 1
Task total: 15
Challenge total to date: 27


message 44: by Djrmel (last edited Sep 07, 2010 05:29AM) (new)

Djrmel 5.3 Read a book about something you fear. Year of Wonders, A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks 308 Pages

Task: 5
Bonus: 4
HF: 1
Total: 10

10.1 Read a book by your favorite author that you have not yet read. The Devil Amongst the Lawyers by Sharyn McCrumb 336 Pages

Task: 10
Bonus: 4
HF: 1
Total: 15

Challenge Total: 25


message 45: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Completed 5.6 Read a Post-apocalyptic or dystopia book.
Catching Fire (391 pgs)

Task points: 5
Page Bonus: 4
Total: 9

ttd: 9


message 46: by southpaw285 (new)

southpaw285 Completed Task #20.1 - Read a HF set in Africa or Asia. (09/07/10

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (434 pages)

Points: 20
Bonus: 4
HF: 1
Total Points: 25

Total Challenge Points as of 09/07/10 = 70


message 47: by Holly P (new)

Holly P (hlp0221) | 142 comments Completed task 20.3

Michal by Jill Eileen Smith, 382 pgs

20+4+1=25 pts

Cumulative total: 83 pts


message 48: by Kyle (last edited Sep 07, 2010 03:26PM) (new)

Kyle Borland (kgborland) Completed Task 5.2

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (390 pgs)

Completed Task 5.6

The Passage by Justin Cronin (769 pgs)

Points: 5 x 2 = 10
Bonus: 8 + 4 = 12
HF: 0
Total Points: 22 as of 09/07/10


message 49: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 528 comments Lord John and the Hand of Devils by Diana Gabaldon
Task 20.4 - HF with man's name in the title
Lord John and the Hand of Devils by Diana Gabaldon
302 pages = 4 bonus points
HF = 1 bonus point
Total points this task = 25

Tasks completed = 4
Total Challenge Points = 100


message 50: by Maude (new)

Maude | 752 comments UPDATED SCOREBOARD:

Holly 83
Jamie 77
Becky 76
JenC 75
LemonLinda 74
Katie 74
Southpaw 70
Shana 54
Anne 54
Lisa 36
Miss GP 27
Djrmel 25
Angela 25
Amy 23
Kyle 22
Gayle 14
Julie 12
Tasha 9
Anne 9
Richard 8
Jayme 7

I need last initials for the two Anne's, please.


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