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message 1: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17855 comments Mod
The Spring Challenge 2011 will begin on March 1, 2011 and will end at midnight (EST) on May 31, 2011.

If you have a general question about the Spring 2011 Challenge, please ask here.


message 2: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4081 comments OK...task 5.2 has already posed a problem for me. I have no GR friends yet. What do I do?


message 3: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4081 comments Task 5.4 - I went to my favorite author's site and clicked on many of his fans - one is even a GR librarian. None of them had rated the books! What to do?


message 4: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17855 comments Mod
We'll help you find some. Post in Looking for Goodreads friends

Bea, please post questions about specific tasks in the help threads. They are Here


message 5: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4081 comments Dlmrose wrote: "We'll help you find some. Post in Looking for Goodreads friends

Bea, please post questions about specific tasks in the help threads. They are Here"


Thanks Dimrose. I did put a post in "Looking for GR friend" discussion. But, the reason I put both these questions here was that they were general problems not related to a particular book. I can repost them to the specific task, if you want me to.

Just never realized that people do not rate the books they read, I guess.


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Rosemary | 640 comments I just joined and I'm confused about the books that are listed on the bookshelf i.e. Outlander and The Glass Castle. How do those fit into the challenge? Is reading them one of the tasks?


message 7: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7688 comments There are three group reads during the challenge that are voted on by the members - the task will be posted soon (normally is 20.10) - read one of them and then post on the appropriate comment thread


message 8: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16186 comments Mod
Rosemary wrote: "I just joined and I'm confused about the books that are listed on the bookshelf i.e. Outlander and The Glass Castle. How do those fit into the challenge? Is reading them one of the tasks?"

These two books have been determined already by voting. You still have time to vote in the run-off for the third book - click on the link that says "polls" and you'll see the poll for the 3rd book.


message 9: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 640 comments Thanks Sandy, I see that, but I mean do you get points for reading them?


message 10: by Sandy (last edited Feb 20, 2011 07:43PM) (new)

Sandy | 16186 comments Mod
Rosemary wrote: "Thanks Sandy, I see that, but I mean do you get points for reading them?"

yes, as Dee said, there is one task, 20.10, that requires that you read one of the group reads books and post in the discussion thread for that book.


message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7688 comments yep - it will be a 20 point task - when those are posted


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Hi, this is my first time trying The Seasonal Reading Challenge, and I'm just curious as to how you know the number of points each task is worth. Is it the number before the period? For example, task 5.8, is it worth 5 points? Thanks!


message 13: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Marie wrote: "Hi, this is my first time trying The Seasonal Reading Challenge, and I'm just curious as to how you know the number of points each task is worth. Is it the number before the period? For example, ta..."

That's correct, Marie. There are 10 5-point tasks, 10 10-pointers, and 10 15-point tasks. This time around, we have 7 30-point tasks and, so far, 3 25-point tasks. There may be more 25-point tasks if more people finish the current challenge by midnight tomorrow. There are also 10 20-point tasks that will be coming in the next week or so. The people who create those tasks are not identified until the end of the current challenge. You can read more about how they are chosen in the Rewards of the Challenge thread. Welcome to the challenge and happy reading!


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Okay, thanks Kristi! :)


message 15: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandapearl) | 273 comments I have a question about audiobooks. I wanted to read Room but I found it at the library on audiobook. Can I listen to the cds for one task then read the paper book for another? I'm asking because sometimes you don't get the same experience listening to a book as you do reading. Just curious if this is ok, thanks!


message 16: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 3000 comments Okay, is it my imagination? There was a scrabble task right? I went to look for it and couldn't find it.


message 17: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16186 comments Mod
Amanda wrote: "I have a question about audiobooks. I wanted to read Room but I found it at the library on audiobook. Can I listen to the cds for one task then read the paper book for another? I'..."

No, you can only use a book once in a challenge.


message 18: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16186 comments Mod
Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Okay, is it my imagination? There was a scrabble task right? I went to look for it and couldn't find it."

No scrabble task that I know of, but it's a cool idea!


message 19: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 1745 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Okay, is it my imagination? There was a scrabble task right? I went to look for it and couldn't find it."

My task for third place in the Reading with Style Challenge is a scrabble task. Do you do that challenge, too?


message 20: by Jayme (last edited Mar 01, 2011 01:01PM) (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 3000 comments I double checked and it was in the Reading With Style group which used to be part of this group. The idea is you take the first letters of the title of the book you want to read plus the first letter of the author's first name and last and if you can spell a three letter or more word with it you can read it for the challenge.
For example, the book I am reading for the task is called Wizard of London by Mercedes Lackey so my scrabble letters are W,O, L M L. I can spell the word low so I can read that book for the challenge.


message 21: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 3000 comments So after counting the task points+the 50 point challenge, I got 685 total points for the Spring challenge. Is that correct?


message 22: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandapearl) | 273 comments Sandy wrote: "Amanda wrote: "I have a question about audiobooks. I wanted to read Room but I found it at the library on audiobook. Can I listen to the cds for one task then read the paper book f..."

OK cool, here's a rebuttal question. If I listen to the audiobook for the spring challenge, can I use the paper book in the summer challenge (pending it fits a topic of course)?


message 23: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 3000 comments Karen GHHS wrote: "Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Okay, is it my imagination? There was a scrabble task right? I went to look for it and couldn't find it."

My task for third place in the Reading with Style Challeng..."


I do the SRC, Reading With Style, and I do the Historical Fiction challenge in the HF group I am in. Plus I added the challenge in the YA group I am in. I am really organized. I keep lists for each challenge and I can usually fit a book into at least two challenges.


message 24: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 1745 comments Wow, Jayme! Sometimes I get overwhelmed just doing SRC and RWS---you must be really organized. I'm glad you found something for my scrabble task, too!


message 25: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17855 comments Mod
Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "So after counting the task points+the 50 point challenge, I got 685 total points for the Spring challenge. Is that correct?"

5 pt X 10= 50
10 pt X 10= 100
15 pt X 10= 150
20 pt X 10= 200
25 pt X 6= 150
30 pt X 7= 210
50 pt X 1= 50
54 tasks= 910 pts


message 26: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17855 comments Mod
Amanda wrote: "OK cool, here's a rebuttal question. If I listen to the audiobook for the spring challenge, can I use the paper book in the summer challenge (pending it fits a topic of course)? ."

You may choose to reread a book in the next challenge if it fits a task


message 27: by Aleksandra (last edited Mar 02, 2011 03:18AM) (new)

Aleksandra (aleksandrakonwa) | 777 comments how many 25 points tasks are we going to have? 5 or 6?


message 28: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16186 comments Mod
Aleksandra wrote: "how many 25 points tasks are we going to have? 5 or 6?"

Should be six, once we get all the tasks in.


message 29: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandapearl) | 273 comments I have a question about calculating the page numbers for audiobooks. So I'm working on The Glass Castle by listening to it on cd. I've read the rules and it says to use the ebooks page count. I found the ebook edition listing and it says 304 pages. Is this what I should use? Just not 100% sure since it's my first time, thanks!


message 30: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17855 comments Mod
Amanda Pearl wrote: "I have a question about calculating the page numbers for audiobooks. So I'm working on The Glass Castle by listening to it on cd. I've read the rules and it says to use the ebooks pag..."

If there is no page number for the audiobook, use the rule that applies to ebooks: use the page count for the mass market paperback if one exists. If there is no mass market paperback edition, use the paperback edition and if no paperback is available use the hardback edition.


message 31: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandapearl) | 273 comments Dlmrose wrote: "Amanda Pearl wrote: "I have a question about calculating the page numbers for audiobooks. So I'm working on The Glass Castle by listening to it on cd. I've read the rules and it says ..."

It says 11 pages, but that's how many discs there are, so I don't think that's correct. I will just use the ebook count.


message 32: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 434 comments Dlmrose wrote: "Amanda Pearl wrote: "I have a question about calculating the page numbers for audiobooks. So I'm working on The Glass Castle by listening to it on cd. I've read the rules and it says ..."

Audiobook page numbers are supposed to be the number of hours the audiobook runs. So definitely don't use the page number for the audio format.


message 33: by Cindy AL (new)

Cindy AL (cangelmd) | 664 comments I've wondered this for awhile. When posting, how many tasks do the mods prefer that we post - one at a time, 3-4 at a time, etc? Is any way easier than any other?


message 34: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16186 comments Mod
Cindy AL wrote: "I've wondered this for awhile. When posting, how many tasks do the mods prefer that we post - one at a time, 3-4 at a time, etc? Is any way easier than any other?"

Kristi's handling the readerboard this time, so she can indicate what she'd prefer.

What I found was that it didn't matter so much, as long as the posting was clear - space left between each task, etc. It becomes more of a problem when tasks are run together with too much info given (for instance, copying the complete task description into the post along with all the examples that were provided). This can make it really hard to find what's actually being claimed!


message 35: by Kristina Simon (last edited Mar 04, 2011 09:30AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Cindy AL wrote: "I've wondered this for awhile. When posting, how many tasks do the mods prefer that we post - one at a time, 3-4 at a time, etc? Is any way easier than any other?"

I'd agree with Sandy. The number of tasks claimed doesn't matter nearly as much as making sure you've included all the requirements and have clearly stated what's being claimed (and how it fits the task if it's not obvious).


message 36: by Christine US (new)

Christine US (christineus) | 572 comments I just saw "30.6 Jennifer N's task" posted on the task help board
We already have a 30.6
should that be 25.6?


message 37: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16186 comments Mod
Christine US wrote: "I just saw "30.6 Jennifer N's task" posted on the task help board
We already have a 30.6
should that be 25.6?"


yes


message 38: by Jennifer N. (new)

Jennifer N. | 423 comments When will 20.9 be posted?


message 39: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16186 comments Mod
Jennifer N. wrote: "When will 20.9 be posted?"

when we get it. We're working on that.


message 40: by Jennifer N. (new)

Jennifer N. | 423 comments Sandy wrote: "Jennifer N. wrote: "When will 20.9 be posted?"

when we get it. We're working on that."


Thanks!


message 41: by Carrie (new)

Carrie (goodreadscomkeridwynn) | 196 comments I just want to clarify how is the best way to claim the audibook versions of a book. I do a LOT of audiobooks and I'm starting to get some partial tasks completed. I have a spreadsheet to keep track of the tasks and have a column for the hours as well as the equivalent pages for the mass paperback/paperback version so far.

Do you want me to give the hours listened when I make my post, or only use pages if I were to be claiming a 500/750/1000 page book only? Whatever makes it easiest for tracking and consistency I will do. Thanks!


message 42: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Keri ★TX wrote: "I just want to clarify how is the best way to claim the audibook versions of a book. I do a LOT of audiobooks and I'm starting to get some partial tasks completed. I have a spreadsheet to keep trac..."

Linking to the mass market or paperback edition of an audiobook (using the add book/author link above the comment box) is the most helpful as far as verifying tasks goes. That allows me to clink on the link to make sure the book is more than 100 pages, fits the task, etc. Hours listened don't really help us that much.

Also, when claiming Big Book tickets, make sure to not only list the number of pages, but also specifically state you'd like to claim a Big Book ticket (not everyone wants to be considered for task creation. If you do, you need to let us know. Same with GR authors...).


message 43: by Carrie (new)

Carrie (goodreadscomkeridwynn) | 196 comments Thanks so much for the clarification on how to post for audiobooks. I will be sure to follow that format when I go to claim the challenges.

And we'll see how it goes on the Big Book books. I might be interested in it and finally try to clear Gone with the Wind off my TBR shelf *laugh*


message 44: by Isabell (new)

Isabell (purzel) | 247 comments Following Keri TX's question I have another one about audiobooks:

If I listen to a audiobook in German (it's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), I suppose I'll look at the German paperback edition for page count? So in my example I'd link to Harry Potter, Band 7: Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes, which is the only German paperback edition I found in my quick search just now.


message 45: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Isabell wrote: "Following Keri TX's question I have another one about audiobooks:

If I listen to a audiobook in German (it's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), I suppose I'll look at the German paperback edit..."


That would be a good way to handle that, Isabell. Thanks!


message 46: by Isabell (new)

Isabell (purzel) | 247 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Isabell wrote: "Following Keri TX's question I have another one about audiobooks:

If I listen to a audiobook in German (it's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), I suppose I'll look at the Germa..."


Thanks. I'll post my audiobooks in that way then.


message 47: by Laurie (new)

Laurie (limegreen) | 88 comments Task 5.1 - Waltzing Matilda - Can I use Last Night in Twist(ed) River? The twist?


message 48: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17855 comments Mod
Please post questions about specific tasks in the Help threads. They are here


message 49: by Mabeelle (new)

Mabeelle | 99 comments I would like to join the challenge but I mostly read in French as it is my mother tongue, and I just wanted to make sure how to complete tasks.
My question is when the task requires a certain word in the title/author's name, should I translate the word and make it fit in the edition I'm using (ie French language) or can I use the word in English, choose a book in English and then read the translated version. Sometimes the title's translation is not a perfect match so the word might not be present in the French version.
I hope this is clear. Thank you in advance!


message 50: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17855 comments Mod
Mabeelle wrote: "I would like to join the challenge but I mostly read in French as it is my mother tongue, and I just wanted to make sure how to complete tasks.
My question is when the task requires a certain word..."


Here's a explanation from the rules

3. Books in languages other than English may be used. Please provide information on the book and/or title to your English speaking moderators so they can understand how the books fit the tasks. Any task requiring a specific title (number of letters, number of words, specific word in title, etc.) should apply to the title that you use.

Desiree had a question about a specific title in post 12 of 5.5 I'm Tellin' that explains it a little more.
In general, the book you use must fit- so if you read a book in French, then the title in French must fit.


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