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message 1: by Roseann (last edited Jan 28, 2011 09:11AM) (new)

Roseann | 66 comments I'm not sure if I am reporting correctly, please let me know if I should do this differently.

1.1 Mini SAT: 50 points when you have read off the following 12 shelves (with 5 books):

teen Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
teen-fiction Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
poetry Where the Sidewalk Ends
graphic-novel Sticks and Stones
graphic-novels Sticks and Stones
children Where the Sidewalk Ends
children-books Where the Sidewalk Ends
childrens Where the Sidewalk Ends
children-s Where the Sidewalk Ends
childrens-books Where the Sidewalk Ends
children-s-books Where the Sidewalk Ends
philosophy Beyond Good and Evil

1.2 20 points: being the first month of the New Year: read an author's first novel (ie. debut novel) Unbearable Lightness
& Sharp Teeth
1.3 30 points: 26 January is Australia Day: Read a book written by an Australian author or where it is mostly set in Australia Kittyhawk Down

1.4 20 points: Second Monday in January (10th in 2011) is Coming of Age Day in Japan: Read a manga or YA books set in Japan (or for the main protagonist to at least visit Japan in the story - flashbacks do not count) Bound Beauty, Volume 1

1.5 30 points: Third Monday in January (17th in 2011) is Martin Luther King, Jr Day in the US: Read a book with civil rights as the theme or written by African American author. If Beale Street Could Talk and The True Story of Hansel and Gretel

Completed--

1.1: 4 books @ 50 points = 50 points
1.2: 2 book @ 20 points = 40 points
1.3: 1 book @ 30 points = 30 points
1.4: 1 book @ 20 points = 20 points
1.5: 2 books @ 30 points = 60 points

Extras:
Mini SAT <5 books = 50 points

Total before mid-month bonus challenge (in other thread) = 250 points


message 2: by Roseann (last edited Mar 01, 2011 11:22PM) (new)

Roseann | 66 comments February--

2.1 Mini SAT: 50 points when you have read off the following 12 shelves (with 5 books): DONE W/5 BOOKS

thriller The Shining
thrillers The Shining
guilty-pleasures Undead and Unwelcome
sf-fantasy Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

science-fiction-fantasy Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
scifi-fantasy Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
sci-fi-fantasy Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
contemporaryUndead and Unwelcome
contemporary-fiction The Shining
music Coat of Many Colors
english Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
erotica The Dickens With Love

2.2 20 points: Groundhog Day (2nd): Read a book with animal/s on the cover or about animal/s or main character is an animal (mythical creatures acceptable) Undead and Unwelcome (Wolf on cover) and Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou (Dog on cover)and A Dog's Purpose (Dog on cover) and The Telltale Turtle

2.3 20 points: Valentine's Day (14th): Read a book with cholocate / candy / heart / mostly red / pink on cover Luv Ya Bunches and The Sweet Life in Paris: A Recipe for Living in the World's Most Delicious City

2.4 30 points: February being Library Lovers' Month: Read a book involving a library (eg. librarian character -not necessarily the main protagonist, set in the library or at least for a character to visit the library, etc) AND (optional) express your love for your library: How to Love your Library This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All and Speak

2.5 30 points: Reading around the world:
Read a book written by an author from* or where it is mostly set in a country of your choosing but... your choice for this month is limited to a country where the first initial starts with the letters a, b, c, d, e. Use only this List of Countries for this challenge
*either by birth / currently residing or if they have passed away, where they are interred.
Elizabeth Costello (Australian Author) and Virgin Mistress, Scandalous Love-Child (Mostly in Brazil [Rio])

Mid-Month challenge-30 points
I am a Tiger, so I read- The Tiger & the Tomb

Challenge 2.1: 5 books = 50 points
Challenge 2.2: 4 books @ 20 points each = 80 points
Challenge 2.3: 2 books @ 30 points each = 60 points
Challenge 2.4: 2 books @ 20 points each = 40 points
Challenge 2.5: 2 books @ 30 points each = 60 points
Mid-Month Ch.: 1 books @ 30 points each = 30 points

Bonus Pointers:
Thick (>500 pages): _ books @ 50 points each = _ points
Wide (Monthly shelf): 3 books @ 25 points each = 75 points
Mini SAT: _ books for ‘month’ shelves = 0 points

Books that "hit" prior challenges:

1.2- Elizabeth Costello (Australian Author)- 20 points

Total for February = 415

Total for year = 690


message 3: by Roseann (new)

Roseann | 66 comments March is not shaping up to be a 'fun' reading month for me, but here goes!

3.1 Mini SAT: 50 points when you have read off the following 12 shelves (with 5 books):

paranormal
2007
anthologies
anthology
fiction The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
ya-fiction
ya The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
ya-lit
contemporary-romance
harlequin
american Wild Nights!: New Stories
american-history

3.2 20 points - Read the Month: "The name of March comes from ancient Rome, when March was the first month of the year and named Martius after Mars, the Roman god of war": Read a book that contains, either in title, character, or author’s name, a Roman god’s / goddess’ name from below list (exact spelling please):

12 Major Roman gods / goddesses:
Apollo
Bacchus
Ceres
Cupid
Diana
Fauna
Flora
Fortuna
Janus
Juno
Jupiter
Mars : Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Mercury
Minerva
Neptune
Pluto
Saturn
Venus
Vesta
Vulcan

3.3 20 points - Reading the Rainbow: Read books with the following (predominantly) colored covers:

Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Indigo
Violet

Note: there are 7 colors of the rainbow – you can read up to 5 books per challenge but to claim points for up to 5 books, read a different colored cover for this particular challenge.

3.4 30 points – 8th March is International Women’s Day to celebrate “the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present, and future”. Read a book either:

a. about women’s issues (ie. rights to vote, discrimination, violence, etc). It can be fiction / non-fiction, that’s up to you. AND / OR

b. biography / autobiography of those who championed women’s causes, for example Susan B. Anthony (US), Elizabeth Cady Stanton(US), Amelia Jenks Bloomer (US), Miles Franklin (AUS), Germaine Greer (AUS), Mary Wollstonecraft (UK), Mary Stopes (UK), etc... All of the above I garnered from lists of feminists on Wikipedia but please these are only examples.

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky Deals with growing up mixed-race female in America.

3.5 30 points: Read around the world:
Read a book written by an author from* or where it is mostly set in a country of your choosing but... your choice for this month is limited to a country where the first initial starts with the letters P, Q, R, S, T. Use only this List of Countries for this challenge
*either by birth / currently residing or if they have passed away, where they are interred.


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