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message 1: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Post your completed tasks for the Spring 2011 Reading w/Style Challenge here. This includes points for RwS, and the "Spring Cleaning" tasks.


message 2: by Krista (last edited Mar 05, 2011 11:15AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Please use the same format as outlined at the beginning of the Winter Challenge Completed Tasks Folder.

And please, post early and post often.

Your scorekeepers appreciate that!

Krista & Liz


message 3: by Tobey (last edited Mar 02, 2011 08:37AM) (new)

Tobey | 241 comments RwS

Task 10.1 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (Winter Task 20.8)

+10 Task (Lexile 740L)
+ 5 Series (Time #1)
+ 5 Oldies (published 1962)

Task Total=20
Grand Total=20


message 4: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Task 20.9- Krista’s Choice: The Analects by Confucius (Set in China)

+20 Task Points
+15 Oldies (Published between 475-221BCE)
Task Total=35

Grand Total=35


message 5: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 519 comments Spring Cleaning
15.9 Memoir/Autobiography

Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me by Howie Mandel

+15 Task

RWS

20.4 Poet Non-Poetry
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

+20 Task
+15 Oldies Published ~ 1600
+10 Canon
Task Total: 45

20.4 Poet's Non Poetry

The Tragedy of King Richard III by William Shakespeare

+20 Task
+15 Oldies Published ~1597
+10 Canon
Task Total: 45

20.7 Post 19th C. Poetry

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

+20 Task

Post Total: 15+45+45+20 = 125
Grand Total: 125

Wow! I've read a lot the past few days! :)


message 6: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4055 comments Task 20.5 - Epic Poetry
Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

20 pts - Task
5 pts - Combo (20.5 poetry before 1900)
15 pts - Oldies (pub 1847)


40 pts - Task Total
40 pts - Grand Total

I was really surprised none of Longfellow's works were in the canon! He made the "Authors" card game we used to play!


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11344 comments Longfellow is listed as:

•Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Selected Poems


message 8: by Jackie (last edited Mar 02, 2011 11:32PM) (new)

Jackie Spring Cleaning
15.1 Mystery/Thriller

Charade by Sandra Brown

+15 Task

RWS
10.8-Popular Penguins
+10 Task
+10 Oldies (pub 1865)
Task Total: 20


Post Total: 35
Grand Total: 35


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2216 comments I didn't think we could add RWS bonus points to Spring cleaning tasks.


message 10: by Krista (last edited Mar 03, 2011 08:22AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "I didn't think we could add RWS bonus points to Spring cleaning tasks."

Yes, this challenge instead of just getting an extra 10 bonus points just for reading a certain number of books in this category --- now you have to earn the bonuses. :-)

But on the upside, the bonuses can start with the first book read for Spring Cleaning.

Here's the excerpt from Sam's explanation on how to earn the bonus points. It's in the "How to Play Spring Cleaning" topic.
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Each task is worth 15 points; however, you can receive bonus points in two different ways:

1) Read a book written prior to 1980, receive 5 bonus points.
2) Read a book with more than 500 pages, receive 5 bonus points.

A bonus of 150 points will be rewarded for anyone who completes all of the "Spring Cleaning" tasks.

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Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2216 comments yeah that I saw but you can't add RWS style points to Spring Cleaning books right?


message 12: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Jackie wrote: "Spring Cleaning
15.1 Mystery/Thriller

Charade by Sandra Brown

+15 Task

RWS
10.8-Popular Penguins
+10 Task
+10 Oldies (pub 1865)
Task Total: 20


Post Total: 35
Grand..."



Hi Jackie: Either the book you linked here -- or the publication date shown is incorrect. The book "Charade" that you added in your post was published in 1994. If that's the correct book, it's not eligible for Oldies Style points.


message 13: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1337 comments I think Jackie forgot to link the 10.8 book she read...I think Charade is meant for 15.1.


message 14: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Joanna wrote: "I think Jackie forgot to link the 10.8 book she read...I think Charade is meant for 15.1."

I think you could be right. :-) Boy, I'd better fill up my coffee cup and take a good long swig.

Jackie --- if you could include the book you read for Task 10.8, that would be great.

Thanks!


message 15: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Task 20.9- Krista’s Choice: China's New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society by Daniel A. Bell (Set in China)

+20 Task Points
Task Total=20

Grand Total=55


message 16: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Mar 03, 2011 09:48AM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2216 comments Okay I am going to change my post. Instead of 15.1, I am going to switch it to Alliteration 20.1 for "Strawberry Shortcake Murder" by Joanne Fluke.

Task Points: 20
Bonus: +5 (Series #2 in Hannah Swensen mysteries)
New Total: 25


message 17: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5794 comments RwS
Task 10.2 Women's history Month The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
+10 task
+5 oldie (published 1970)

Task 10.5 I'm telling The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
+10 task

Task 20.1 Alliteration The Great Gatsbyby F. Scott Fitzgerald
+20 task
+10 canon
+10 oldie (published 1925)

Post total: 65
Grand total: 65


message 18: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4055 comments Task 15.8 Spring-Cleaning
Biography Rutherford B. Hayes by Hans L. Trefousse

+15 pts - Task
Grand Total - 55 pts

Guess what? What happened in the election of 2000 had already happened in 1876! There was Rep gov running against a Dem and in the end it first was thought Tilden won, then as more votes came in, it wasn't sure. Dem won pop vote and Rep seemed to have more electoral but Florida was the deciding factor. Many felt the minorites' votes weren't counted and disregarded so they called a re-count but finally after weeks of uncertainy a Supreme Court judge (repub) ruled that the Republican governor had won,
Digging in history I'm always amazed about how we've been through this before but no one remembers so we keep repeating the same mistakes. Like they could have made a protocol at that time how it would be handled. All during his term the New York Sun called him RutherFRAUD Hayes because they thought he stole the election. wow!


message 19: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4055 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Longfellow is listed as:

•Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Selected Poems"


Thanks, Elizabeth. I think I got thrown off and was scanning down looking for Wadsworth and didn't even stop for the Henry!


message 20: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Mar 03, 2011 07:18PM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11344 comments I stopped using my ability to scan and started using the find feature on my browser.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11344 comments 20.4 Poet's Non-Poetry: The Bingo Palace


+20 Task

Grand Total = 20


Thanks for this task - I've been wanting to get this book into a challenge for a year!


message 22: by AM10000 (last edited Mar 04, 2011 06:47PM) (new)

AM10000 | 10 comments 10.7 - Karen's 3rd Place Task Scrabble!
[A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce Word made: Badge] A Curse Dark as Gold

+10 Task

Grand Total = 10


message 23: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4055 comments Task 10.2 = Women's History
The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett

+10 pts - task
+10 pts - canon
+10 pts - oldies (pub 1896)

30 pts - Task Total
85 pts - Grand Total


message 24: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1337 comments AM10000 wrote: "10.7 - Karen's 3rd Place Task Scrabble!
[A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce Word made: Badge] A Curse Dark as Gold

+10 Task

Grand Total = 20"


Awesome word!


message 25: by Tobey (new)

Tobey | 241 comments RwS

Task 20.10 Potent Potables - Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

+20 Task

Task Total=20
Grand Total=40


message 26: by Deana (last edited Mar 04, 2011 10:20AM) (new)

Deana Pittman Spring Cleaning: Task 15.4

Historical Fiction...I am categorizing this book as thus because even though it is based on her relative's experiences, she says that many of the events are fictionalized based on drawings, etc. that she had. If I need to change it to "biography" just let me know.

I read What World is Left by Monique Polak (Lexile 740) for 15 points.

Total Points: 15


message 27: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 519 comments Spring Cleaning
15.1 Mystery/Thriller

2nd Chance by James Patterson

+15 Task

Grand Total: 140


message 28: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) ERIN C.

10.1 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

+10 Task
+5 Series (#1 in the Hitchhiker Series)
+5 Oldies (p.1979)
+5 Combo (20.1)

Task Total: 25

10.4 Say What?

Manthropology: The Science of Why the Modern Male Is Not the Man He Used to Be by Peter Mcallister

+10 Task

Task Total: 10

15.9 Memoir

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

+15 Task

Task Total: 15

Points this Posts: 50
Grand Total: 50


message 29: by AM10000 (last edited Mar 04, 2011 06:46PM) (new)

AM10000 | 10 comments Shoot, I think I messed up on my scoring already. :( I think my total is only 10. I'm going to edit my post now!


message 30: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 5794 comments RwS Task 10.4 Say What?
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
+10 Task
+5 Series (#3 Millennium Series)
+5 Jumbo (563 pages)
Task Total: 20

Spring Cleaning Task 15.7 Drama
Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon
+15 Task

Task Total: 15

Post Total: 35
Grand Total: 100


message 31: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) Task 10.10 Group Reads: You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

+10 Task
+10 Combo (10.4 Say What: when; 20.2 Rhymes: Part B when/men)

Task Total: 20
Grand Total: 20


message 32: by Deedee (last edited Mar 05, 2011 02:02PM) (new)

Deedee | 1780 comments Hello all! Here's my first post of this challenge.

Task 15.1 - Mystery/Thriller

The Last Illusion (Molly Murphy Mysteries #9) by Rhys Bowen

Task total: 15


Task 20.2 - Rhymes

B) - A word in the title rhymes with another word in a title
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls #2) by Ally Carter
(Lexile Score: 940L)

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

+ 20 Task
+ 5 Style: Series

Task Total: 25

Grand Total: 15 + 25 = 40


message 33: by Krista (last edited Mar 05, 2011 11:20AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments I've finished updating the scores for the Winter Challenge. They're posted on the Winter Challenge Readerboard thread.

Rebekah, with your last post there you added:
+25 Task (15.10)
+100 BtE Completion Bonus
+200 Mega Finish Bonus

Way to go!!!

-Krista


message 34: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) 15.8 Nonfiction
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption- Laura Hillenbrand

+15 task

grand total = 15 points


message 35: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Rachelccameron wrote: "20.4 Poet Non-Poetry
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
The Tragedy of King Richard III by William Shakespeare..."


For the sake of consistency, in the future I will apply the play text-only page requirements for 15.7 to plays read for other tasks.

However, since you couldn't know how I was going to count pages & I don't want to discourage you from reading my favorite playwright, I am accepting the points claimed.


message 36: by Nicholle (last edited Mar 08, 2011 07:36PM) (new)

Nicholle (nikkinib228) Task 20.3 - Iambic Pentameter

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin (Lexile Score 720L)

+20 Task

Task Total: 20
Grand Total: 20


message 37: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Rebekah wrote: "Task 20.5 - Epic Poetry
Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

20 pts - Task
5 pts - Combo (20.5 poetry before 1900)
15 pts - Oldies (pub 1847)
40 pts - Task Total"


+10 Canon points (Thanks Elizabeth Alaska!).

I show your Grand Total, as of post 23, as 95 points.


message 38: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Jackie wrote: "RWS
10.8-Popular Penguins
+10 Task
+10 Oldies (pub 1865)
Task Total: 20..."


Oops, it looks like you forgot to post the book title & author for 10.8. Please create a new post to get credit for this task.

Thanks!


message 39: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments I've completed my first Spring Cleaning task. (Wa-hoo, I'm on the board!)

Task 15.7 - Drama: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

+15 Task
+ 5 Oldies (Publ 1953)
Task Total = 20

Grand Total = 20


message 40: by Camille (new)

Camille This is my first time, so please respond and tell me if I'm on the right track or way off base! LOL

Task 20.9-Scandinavian Noir: The Girl Who Played with Fire

+20 Task
+5 Series (#2 Millenium Trilogy)
Task Total= 25 pts.

Grand Total= 25 pts


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11344 comments Camille, you may be working on the wrong challenge. We're on the Spring Challenge. 20.9 Scandinavian Noir was for the Fall Challenge. That's the bad news, but the good news is that the book you read WILL fit into the Spring Challenge for task 10.4 Say What?


message 42: by Camille (new)

Camille Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "Camille, you may be working on the wrong challenge. We're on the Spring Challenge. 20.9 Scandinavian Noir was for the Fall Challenge. That's the bad news, but the good news is that the book you rea..."

Thank you!! So, where do I find the Spring Challenges? How do I know the difference in the various lists?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11344 comments Below is a link to the 10- and 20-point tasks for Spring. They are found in the Challenge Home (Spring 2011) folder.

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/4...

Two folders below that is the folder for Spring Cleaning which contains the 15-point tasks.

There is also a General Questions thread for you to ask about anything else. Oh - and welcome!


message 44: by Camille (new)

Camille I'm trying this again!

Task 10.4-Say what?: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

+10 Task
+5 Series (#2 Millenium Trilogy)
+5 -500 pages (471 total)
Task Total=20 pts

Total RwS=20 pts

Correct??


message 45: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Mar 05, 2011 01:21PM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11344 comments It think Krista and Liz, the scorekeepers, are going to give you an attaboy. ;-) (Except what does your 471 total behind the pages mean?)


message 46: by Camille (new)

Camille 471 is the total page count on the book

Not necessary, huh?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11344 comments Well, if it only has 471 pages, then you can't claim the style points for reading a 500+ page book.


message 48: by Camille (new)

Camille got, misunderstood! THANKS AGAIN!

UPDATED TASK TOTAL IS BELOW:
Task 10.4-Say what?: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

+10 Task
+5 Series (#2 Millenium Trilogy)
+10 Lost in Translation
Task Total=25 pts

Total RwS=25 pts


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11344 comments Camille, you need to go look at the rules. There are no translation points for this challenge.


message 50: by Camille (new)

Camille UGH! I'm so confused by all the discussion boards:

Here I go again....
Task 10.4-Say what?: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

+10 Task
+5 Series (#2 Millenium Trilogy)
Task Total=15 pts

Total RwS=15 pts


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