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message 1: by Krista (last edited Dec 04, 2010 10:26AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Please post your completed points frequently, especially at the beginning of the challenge. Smaller lists of completed books are easier for me to manage especially if I have any questions for you about the points you're claiming. So, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE --- post early and post often!

Post your completed tasks here. Use the following format when posting tasks. This is the order I record the Style points on the scoring spreadsheet, so it will save me some time if you could list the points in the same order.

Be sure to include how the book qualifies for the Style points. For instance if you need to read a book from a specific timeframe for the task, please provide the ORIGINAL publication year when claiming points.

Reading w/Style (RwS) Sample Completed Tasks Post:
(Note: While this is an actual book, some of the Style points have been fabricated for illustration purposes)

Task 20.4 - A Short Detour to Sweden: Kim by Rudyard Kipling (1907 Nobel Prize Winner)
+20 Task
+ 5 Combo (20.3, One Word Title)
+ 5 Series (Book 2 in 'Devil' series)
+10 Canon
+10 Oldies (Publ 1900)
+15 Jumbo (820 pages)
Task Total = 65

Grand Total = 410 (This total assumes that we're mid-season and you had already posted 345 points.)

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Backpacking Through Europe - Sample Completed Tasks Post for a 'Land & Sea' & a RwS Task Combined:

Backpacking Tasks, Traveler Type = Land & Sea

Task 15.1 (1st Itinerary Stop) Norway: - Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
+15 Task
Task Total = 15

Task 15.2 (2nd Itinerary Stop) Sweden: Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
+15 Task
+10 Style Points
Task Total = 25

RwS
Task 10.1 - Turkey Coma (Short Stories): Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
+10 Task
+ 5 Combo (10.2 A Special Gift, Publ: 11/10)
Task Total = 15

Grand Total = 210 (Assumes earlier points posted.)

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Backpacking Through Europe - Sample Completed Tasks Post for an 'Air' Traveler:

Backpacking Tasks, Traveler Type = Air

Task 15.1 Russia Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
+15 Task
Task Total = 15

Task 15.2: Spain - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
+15 Task
Task Total = 15

Grand Total = 350 (Assumes earlier points posted.)


message 2: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) Task 20.3 One Word Title: Manhunt by Janet Evanovich

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.6 Noel, Noel)

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 25


message 3: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) Task 10.3 V-Day: Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (#30 on list; publ. 1997)

+10 Task
+5 Series (Book 3 of 'Chicago Stars' series)

Task Total= 15
Grand Total= 40


message 4: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1357 comments Backpacking Tasks, Traveler Type = Land & Sea

Task 15.1 (1st Itinerary Stop) Poland: - Second Space: New Poems by Czesław Miłosz

+15 Task

Task Total = 15
Grand Total = 15


message 5: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) Task 10.6 Noel, Noel: Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

+10 Task
+5 Series (Book 1 of 'Tarzan' series)
+10 Oldies (publ. 1914)

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 65


message 6: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) Task 10.1 Turkey Coma: After the Quake: Stories by Haruki Murakami

+10 Task
+5 Combo (10.6 Noel, Noel)

Task Total= 15
Grand Total= 80


message 7: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) Task 20.3 Shortest Day Room - Emma Donoghue

+20 task
+20 combo (10.6 No L, 10.7 2010 shortlist for Booker Prize, 10.9 using E/R combo, 20.9 Best of 2010 list)

Task total = 40
Grand total = 40


message 8: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1357 comments Liz Vegas wrote: "Task 20.3 Shortest Day Room - Emma Donoghue

+20 task
+20 combo (10.6 No L, 10.7 2010 shortlist for Booker Prize, 10.9 using E/R combo, 20.9 Best of 2010 list)

Ta..."


Nice combo! Did you like the book? I've been thinking about buying it, but haven't yet.


message 9: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) Yes, it was a great book, Joanna. Very unique writing style and heart wrenching story. Highly recommended!


message 10: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) Task 10.2 Special Gift: The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster (B - released November 2010)

+10 Task
+5 Series (Book 1 of 'Tipping Point')

Task Total= 15
Grand Total= 95


message 11: by Tobey (new)

Tobey | 241 comments 10.2 Special Gift(B) - Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts (released Nov 2, 2010)

+10 Task
+ 5 Series (Bride Quartet #4)

Task Total=15
Grand Total=15


message 12: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1357 comments 10.9 Alphabet Soup - The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (C-P --> Chbosky-Perks)

+10 Task

Task total = 10
Grand Total = 25


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2231 comments 10.5 Visions of Sugar Plums danced in Their Head
I read "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis which was on the 50 best epic fantasy series as part of the Chronicles of Narnia.

Task: 10

Style: 5(series book 5 of The Chronicles of Narnia) 5(Oldies published in 1952)

Grand Total: 20


message 14: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Task 20.10 - President's Day: Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain (Wilson)

+20 Task Points
+10 Canon
+10 Oldies (Publ 1893)
Task Total = 40

Grand Total = 40


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11484 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "10.5 Visions of Sugar Plums danced in Their Head
I read "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis which was on the 50 best epic fantasy series as part of the Chronicles of Narnia."


I'm hoping to see the movie with one of the grandkids. The previews looked good!


message 16: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "10.5 Visions of Sugar Plums danced in Their Head
I read "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis which was on the 50 best epic fantasy series as part of the Chronicles of Narnia...."


20.2 – "While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads"
Forget fantasies of dancing candied fruit...read about swords and horses instead! Choose one of the top 50 books from Goodreads' list of best epic fantasies. (Note: Some of the Top 50 are entire series...don't pick those unless you plan on reading the entire series.)

I don't think we can read a single book from a series unless it is listed as an individual book.


message 17: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 524 comments 20.1 Not A Creature
#47 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Lexile: 800

+20 Task
+5 Combo 20.3
+5 Series
Task Total: 30

Grand Total: 30


message 18: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) Task 20.7 00s-10s: WAR by Sebastian Junger (2007-2008; combat in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan)

+20 Task
+20 Combo (10.6 Noel, Noel, 10.9 Alphabet Soup (J-W), 20.3 One Word Title, 20.9 Amazon Best Books of 2010 (#20))

Task Total= 40
Grand Total= 135


message 19: by Krista (last edited Dec 04, 2010 11:20AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "10.5 Visions of Sugar Plums danced in Their Head
I read "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis which was on the 50 best epic fantasy series as part of the Chronicles of Narnia.

Task: 10

Style..."


Hi Jayme: Sorry, but I can't count the points for this book for this task.

Task 20.5 has this warning posted at the end of the description, "(Note: Some of the Top 50 are entire series...don't pick those unless you plan on reading the entire series.)"

This book is not listed separately on the Goodreads list. It is part of the Chronicles of Narnia Series. All seven books in the series have to be read in order to claim points for this task using that Goodreads entry.

Perhaps there's another task it would fit?


message 20: by Krista (last edited Dec 04, 2010 11:33AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments I've updated the final point tallies for the Fall Challenge, and started the new tally for the Winter Challenge. Check out the Readerboards for both challenges if you'd like to see the points.


message 21: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) BtE: Land & Sea
15.1 Italy: The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

+15 Task

Task Total = 15
Grand Total = 150


message 22: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Dec 04, 2010 02:48PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2231 comments Liz M wrote: "Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "10.5 Visions of Sugar Plums danced in Their Head
I read "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis which was on the 50 best epic fantasy series as part of the Chroni..."



@Elizabeth, I plan on seeing the movie too. :)


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2231 comments The Chronicles of Narnia and The Last Battle are both on the list. So when I read "The Last Battle" I will have the entire series read. Can I claim points for the individual book and for the series?


message 24: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 524 comments 10.9 Alphabet Soup
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
E-R
Lexile Score = 930

+10 Task
+5 Combo 10.6 Noel, Noel
Task Total: 15

20.3 Shortest Day
Safe by Susan Shaw
Lexile -490 (No Style)

+20 Task
Task Total: 20

Post Total: 35
Grand Total:65


message 25: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2181 comments Backpacking Tasks, Traveler Type = Land & Sea

Task 15.1 (1st Itinerary Stop) Turkey: The White Castle
+15 Task
Task Total = 15

Grand Total = 15


message 26: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) Task 20.9 Amazon Best of 2010: Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

+20 Task
+5 Jumbo (673 pages)
Task Total: 25 pts

Grand Total: 25 pts


message 27: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) Task 10.1 Turkey Coma: Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

+10 Task

Task Total= 10
Grand Total= 160


message 28: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments In Msg 23 - Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "The Chronicles of Narnia and The Last Battle are both on the list. So when I read "The Last Battle" I will have the entire series read. Can I claim points for the individual book and for the series?"

Hi Jayme:

1) The Last Battle is not one of the Top 50 books on this list. I just double checked the list, and I again didn't see it there. If I've missed it please let me know. For this task you can only use the first 50 books on the list.

2) Since only the full "Chronicles of Narnia" series appears as one of the top 50 books. You would need to read books 1-7 DURING THIS CHALLENGE in order to claim points for any of those books for this task.

If you read some of the earlier "Narnia" books before Dec 1st, then you can't claim points for the Narnia series using this task this challenge.


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2231 comments "The Last Battle is on the list but not the first 50. So if books in the same series at listed independently, and we read them do they count, even though we don't read the whole series? Eragon is mentioned as well as the Game of Thrones series.


message 30: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: ""The Last Battle is on the list but not the first 50. So if books in the same series at listed independently, and we read them do they count, even though we don't read the whole series? Eragon is m..."

If a single book in a series is listed as one of the Top 50 books (not the whole series) AND you read it this challenge, then yes -- you can claim points for this book.

A Game of Thrones and Eragon are both fine because they are listed individually and they are in the Top 50.


message 31: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments First task completed this challenge. I have to tell you this is probably my least favorite of David Sedaris's books so far.

Task 10.1 - Turkey Coma: (Short Stories or Essays) Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris

+10 Task Points
Total Task = 10

Grand Total = 10


message 32: by Liz (last edited Dec 06, 2010 02:25PM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) Task 20.10. Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation by Jason Mattera (Obama in title)
+20 task
+5 combo (20.7 topic is the election of 2008)


task total = 25pts

Grand total = 65pts


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2231 comments Thanks Krista :)


message 34: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) Task 10.1 Turkey Coma: Miracle and Other Christmas Stories by Connie Willis

+10 Task

Task Total= 10
Grand Total= 170


message 35: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) Task 10.6 Noel, Noel

In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant

+10 Task Points

Task Total=10
Grand Total=10


message 36: by Joanna (last edited Dec 06, 2010 05:35AM) (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1357 comments Backpacking Tasks, Traveler Type = Land & Sea

Task 15.2 (2nd Itinerary Stop) Ukraine: - Thread and Selected New York Poems by Vasyl Makhno

+15 Task
+10 Bonus

Task Total = 25
Grand Total = 50


message 37: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments In Msg 32 - Liz Vegas wrote: "Task 20.10. Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation by Jason Mattera (Obama in title)
+20 task
+10 combo (10.6. No L, 20.7 topic is the elec...

If subtitles count- then i need to subtract 5 for the "Noel" combo. ..."


Hi Liz:

Yes, please remove the Combo points for Task 10.6 (No "L") There can't be an "L" to be found for this task. That does include subtitles.

I haven't posted these points yet so if you just want to edit your message and remove the points, that would be great. Thanks!


message 38: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4086 comments Joanna wrote: "Liz Vegas wrote: "Task 20.3 Shortest Day Room - Emma Donoghue

I've really been wanting to read it too. I downloaded the first chapter on my Kindle.



message 39: by Rebekah (last edited Dec 18, 2010 04:45PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4086 comments RWS Task 10.10 - Group Reads The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho

+10 pts -Task
+5 pts - Series
+5 pts - Combo (10.8 Alabt soup)

15 pts Task total
15 pts Grand Total

20 pts =Task Total
20 pts =Grand Total

I can't believe I read this during the weekend, with a wedding in New Orleans, that my twins were in! It helped to skip sleeping and some meals! (smile)


message 40: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4086 comments Krista wrote: "First task completed this challenge. I have to tell you this is probably my least favorite of David Sedaris's books so far.

Task 10.1 - Turkey Coma: (Short Stories or Essays)

I just read the short blurb on it and thought it was cute. Was it not as funny as the others?
Oh and Thanks for doing all that tallying for us. I salute you!



message 41: by Krista (last edited Dec 06, 2010 02:05PM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Rebekah wrote: "Krista wrote: "First task completed this challenge. I have to tell you this is probably my least favorite of David Sedaris's books so far.

Task 10.1 - Turkey Coma: (Short Storie...

I just read the short blurb on it and thought it was cute. Was it not as funny as the others?
Oh and Thanks for doing all that tallying for us. I salute you!
"


Well these aren't children's stories, that's for sure. I listened to this in Audio format. That's the way I LOVE to experience David Sedaris' books. The animals are often used allegorically to point out the stupidity of human prejudices an views. Some of them are funny, but some of them are pretty violent and depressing. There is a lot of cursing. I wasn't that bothered by it, but want to point it out if you are. Ultimately the stories didn't captivate me, or make my laugh the way his earlier stories did. I may just have to go back and listen to Holidays on Ice again just to get back in the right David Sedaris frame of mind.

I think my all-time favorite collection of essays from him is When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Thanks for the kind words about the point tallying!


message 42: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4346 comments Backpacking Tasks, Traveler Type = Land & Sea

Task 15.1 (1st Itinerary Stop) Portugal:

Death With Interruptions by José Saramago

+15 Task
Task Total = 15

Onward to Spain!

RwS Task

20.9 – Sam’s Choice: Best of 2010

Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka

+20 Task

Task Total = 35

Grand Total = 35


message 43: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) Backpacking Tasks, Traveler Type = Land & Sea

Task 15.2 (2nd Itinerary Stop) Spain: Pepita Jimenez by Juan Valera

+15 Task
+10 Style

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 195


message 44: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 2181 comments 20.4 A Short detour to Sweden
Voss by Patrick White

+ 20 Task (Nobel Prize 1973)
+ 15 Combo (10.6 No L, 10.8 set in Australia, 20.3 one word title)
+ 10 Canon
+ 5 Oldies (published 1957)

Task total = 50

Grand Total = 65


message 45: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) Task 20.1 Not a Creature Was Stirring: The Road by Cormac McCarthy (#2 on list)

+20 Task
+5 Combo (10.6 Noel, Noel)

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 220


message 46: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (eagle1964) | 59 comments 10.6 Noel, Noel

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

+10 Task
+ 5 Series

Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
+10 Task

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
+10 Task The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
+10 Task

Dog On It by Spencer Quinn Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery, #1) by Spencer Quinn
+10 Task

The Firm by John Grisham The Firm by John Grisham
+10 Task

Task Total 65
Grand Total 65


message 47: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (eagle1964) | 59 comments 10.10 Group Read

G - T The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant
+10 Task
+ 5 Combo Also fits 10.9 G - T
The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption|7816264]
+15 Task
Task Total 15
Grand Total 80

10.9 Alphabet Soup

F - S To Fetch a Thief by Spencer Quinn
To Fetch a Thief (A Chet and Bernie Mystery, #3) by Spencer Quinn
+10 Task
Task Total 10
Grand Total 90


message 48: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (eagle1964) | 59 comments 20.1 Not a Creature Was Stirring Not Even a Mouse

The Giver by Lois Lowry The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry
+20 Task
Task Total 20
Grand Total 110

20.3 Shortest Day /Month of the Year
Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan Lexile not Available
Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan
+20 Task
Task Total 20
Grand Total 130


message 49: by Joanna (last edited Dec 07, 2010 01:54PM) (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1357 comments Task 10.6 Noel, Noel

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

+10 Task
+5 Series

Task Total = 15
Grand Total = 65


message 50: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) Backpacking Tasks, Traveler Type = Land & Sea

Task 15.3 (3rd Itinerary Stop) France: The Inferno by Henri Barbusse

+15 Task
+10 Style

Task Total= 25
Grand Total= 245


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