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SPRING CHALLENGE 2011: AUSTRALIA > Spring Challenge 2011 - Completed task posts with ?s/problems

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message 1: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Questions or problems with completed task posts will be posted here.

If you have questions about your points on the Readerboard:
1. Please check your math first!
2. Check to see if one of your posts is listed in this thread with a question. If so, please make a NEW POST in the Completed tasks thread to clear up the question. DO NOT go back and edit the original post. I will not go backwards in the completed task thread to pick up points.
3. To avoid further questions/problems, please refer to the TASK DESCRIPTIONS and the POSTING REQUIREMENTS.

Thank you for helping keep the record keeping for the challenge as manageable as possible.


message 2: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
SHANNON -- post 8
There is more than one Shannon in the challenge. Please put your Readerboard name at the top of your post and repost your completed task.


message 3: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Shannon- post 8

Shannon, when you repost, please clearly state that you are claiming a Goodreads author. The summary alone is not enough


message 4: by Shannon (new)

Shannon ★ (shann0n) Dlmrose wrote: "Shannon- post 8

Shannon, when you repost, please clearly state that you are claiming a Goodreads author. The summary alone is not enough"


I apologize if I don't understand, but I just need to write somewhere in my post that Garth Stein is a Goodreads author?


message 5: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Shannon wrote: "Dlmrose wrote: "Shannon- post 8

Shannon, when you repost, please clearly state that you are claiming a Goodreads author. The summary alone is not enough"

I apologize if I don't understand, but I ..."


Yes, say Garth Stein is a Goodreads author or something to make it clear that you are claiming a ticket for a Goodreads author. Having a tally is nice, but once we're into the challenge I can't tell when new authors are being claimed.


message 6: by Kristina Simon (last edited Mar 03, 2011 02:30PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Jennifer - post 22
There is more than one Jennifer in the challenge. Please put your Readerboard name at the top of your post and repost your completed task.

ETA - never mind I see you posted it in message 23


message 7: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Jayme (the ghost reader) - post 36

Task 5.8 requires you to: State the format or source when you post.
You will need to do a new post for this task.
Reposts should include all task requirements.


message 8: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Brenda - post 43

There is more than one Brenda in the challenge. Please put your Readerboard name at the top of your post and repost your completed task.


message 9: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 3000 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Jayme (the ghost reader) - post 36

Task 5.8 requires you to: State the format or source when you post.
You will need to do a new post for this task.
Reposts should include all task requirements."


I reposted


message 10: by Dlmrose (last edited Mar 03, 2011 04:49PM) (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Maggie - post 45

You will need to clearly state that you are claiming a Goodreads author or big book ticket in your post. Claiming them in the tally will not be enough of a marker in future posts.

No need to repost the Big Book this time.

J.R. Ward and Joanne Fluke are not Goodreads authors. Goodreads authors will say (Goodreads author) after their name on a book record, have an * after an author's name on a shelf, or say "Goodreads author profile in the upper right-hand corner of their profile page.


message 11: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 78 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Brenda - post 43

There is more than one Brenda in the challenge. Please put your Readerboard name at the top of your post and repost your completed task."


Sorry - Reposted.


message 12: by Maggie (new)

Maggie (maggie4007) | 114 comments OH! I'm sorry, I see that now. I guess I thought since they had an author page they were. Thank you.


message 13: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
There's a lot to figure out, but it gets easier


message 14: by Katie (new)

Katie (katieisallbooked) | 263 comments Katie OH

20.5 Alliterative Authors Association

French Pressed by Cleo Coyle

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 20
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 15: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Katie wrote: "Katie OH

20.5 Alliterative Authors Association

French Pressed by Cleo Coyle"


Katie, this thread is for questions/problems only. Please repost your completed task in the Completed Task thread. Thanks!


message 16: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Erin C -- post 79

Erin wrote: 5.2 Waltzing Matilda

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

This has the word "long" in the title from "The Long Sword Dance", which was on the wikipedia list of dances.


I assume you wanted to claim this for 5.1 instead of 5.2. No need to repost, but check your records so you (and I) don't end up confused ;o).


message 17: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Nickboy -- post 94

Task 15.3 is a two book task. You only listed one book in the Completed Task thread. Please repost including both books. You need to repost only this task. The other task in the post has been counted.


message 18: by Nick (last edited Mar 06, 2011 10:22AM) (new)

Nick (doily) | 2544 comments Nickboy.
Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Nickboy -- post 94

Task 15.3 is a two book task. You only listed one book in the Completed Task thread. Please repost including both books. You need to repost only this task. The other task in the..."


Ah, so you don't post book by book, but task by task only when tasks are completed. Gotcha.


message 19: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) | 0 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Erin C -- post 79

Erin wrote: 5.2 Waltzing Matilda

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

This has the word "long" in the title from "The Long Sword Dance", which was on the w..."


Ah geez...what is silly mistake. Thanks for catching that, sorry to make more work for you. Thanks for keeping us straight!!


message 20: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Lindsey MA -- post 124

Ravenous doesn't appear to have a print edition. Ebooks that have no print edition must be verified for length in the eBook Verification thread before they can be claimed. Once that's done, please repost this only task. The other task in this post has been counted. Thanks!


message 21: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (mamamunky) | 172 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Lindsey MA -- post 124

Ravenous doesn't appear to have a print edition. Ebooks that have no print edition must be verified for length in the eBook Verification thread before they ca..."


Ok I had it verified and reposted the task. Sorry for the confusion! Thank you!


message 22: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Lindsey wrote: "Ok I had it verified and reposted the task. Sorry for the confusion! Thank you! "

Thanks, Lindsey!


message 23: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Maggie -- post 165

Please only include newly completed task in your posts. There's no need to include tasks you've already reported and it gets confusing when I have to go back to earlier posts to see if you've changed books for that task. Thanks for making record-keeping as easy as possible ;o).


message 24: by Maggie (new)

Maggie (maggie4007) | 114 comments Got it! Sorry for the confusion, I haven't participated in the last few challenges and things have gotten fancier! For the better, though!


message 25: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Lisa MD -- post 227

Chelsea Cain is not an alliterative name. The two names start with different sounds and she has been disapproved in the 20.5 help thread.


message 26: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lbhick) | 816 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Lisa MD -- post 227

Chelsea Cain is not an alliterative name. The two names start with different sounds and she has been disapproved in the 20.5 help thread."


Sorry, I hadn't checked the thread. I was thinking only about same beginning letters, not sounds. I found a new spot for it. Thanks!


message 27: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Tracy -- post 235

Task 20.6 requires that you read at least 400 pages. The book you claimed has less than 400 pages. You may read multiple books from series to add up to 400 pages if you want. This can be multiple books from the same series, or books from different series.

Please repost this task when all of the requirements have been met. When reposting, include all of the required books. Records of partially completed tasks are not kept. Thanks!


message 28: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Michelle -- post 284

There are several Michelle's in the challenge. Please repost your completed tasks with your Readerboard name at the top of your post.


message 29: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Sandy -- post 306

There is more than one Sandy in the challenge. Please repost your completed tasks with your Readerboard name at the top of your post.


message 30: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Cindie -- post 403

Please repost this task reporting what numbers you rolled. I think you accidently typed the letter "A" instead of a number and I can't tell whether your books fit or not without the numbers rolled. Thanks!


message 31: by Kristina Simon (last edited Mar 16, 2011 04:36PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Sheila -- post 478

You've already claimed a book for 5.2 (The Thirteenth Tale). Did you mean to claim Good in Bed for 5.4?


message 32: by Sheila (last edited Mar 16, 2011 04:52PM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments yes I did mean 5.4, duh! Should I repost it? or just edit the post?


message 33: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Sheila wrote: "yes I did mean 5.4, duh! Should I repost it? or just edit the post?"

Thanks, Sheila. I thought so. No need to repost, I got it ;o).


message 34: by Sheila (last edited Mar 17, 2011 01:59AM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments OK Kristi, thanks for catching that.

Reading Challenge - Yea!

Record keeping - blech!!!


message 35: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Brenda WI -- post 571

Task 5.6 -- Simply Sailing: A Different Approach to a Life of Adventure appears to be an ebook with no print edition. You need to have it verified for length in the eBook Verification--no print edition thread before posting it in the completed task thread.

Task 15.7 -- Task 15.7 requires fiction. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is nonfiction.

Please repost only these tasks when these issues have been resolved. No need to repost the others, they've been counted. Thanks!


message 36: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Karen OZ -- post 603

Task 20.9 -- Subtitles cannot be used for this task so Perfume: The Story of a Murderer will not work.

Please repost only this task when you've resolved this issue. The other tasks have been counted. Thanks!


message 37: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1768 comments 20.5 Alliterative Authors

I read The Whore's Child by Richard Russo

total points: 95
tasks completed: 5
books read:8
total pages: 2891


message 38: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 3000 comments wrong thread Cindie. :)


message 39: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Carrie -- posts 610 & 612

Post 610 -- There are several Carries in the challenge. Please go to the Readerboard Names thread, read posts #1 and #2 and set up your Readerboard name before reposting these tasks with your Readerboard name at the top of your posts.

Post 612 Task 5.7 requires you to state the format/source of the book (i.e., what makes it green?) in your posts. Please repost this task after you've set up a Readerboard name. Thanks!


message 40: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Casey -- post 614

There are other Caseys in the challenge. Please go to the Readerboard Names thread, read posts #1 and #2 and set up your Readerboard name before reposting this task with your Readerboard name at the top of your posts.


message 41: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Cheryl TX -- post 634

The Boxcar Children books are considered Young Readers. The rules of the challenge state:
6. The use of ’Young Reader Books’ aimed at the emerging elementary school reader is limited to the 5, 10, and 15 point tasks. Examples of Young Reader books would include: Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Ann M. Martin's The Babysitter's Club series, and Meet Samantha: An American Girl. They are formatted with larger typefaces, more whitespace, limited vocabularies and word counts, and other early reader accommodations. Children’s classics like Little Women or books like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone aimed at a younger audience, but without early reader accommodations may be used throughout the challenge. If you are unsure if a book qualifies as Young Reader, please ask in the appropriate Help Thread. Young Reader books may be used for tasks that specifically allow or require them.

So they will not work for for 30 point tasks. Please repost tasks 30.6 and 30.7 when you have replacement books.

Also, for task 25.2 you listed both The Grapes of Wrath and The Great Gatsby for part B. While both books are on the 2010 1001 Books list, you only need to read one book. Let me know if you want to move one of them to a different task. Points for this task have been recorded, so no need to repost it.


message 42: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
Tracy -- post 645

While I appreciate the fact that it's sometimes hard to keep up with what you've posted so far, posting your whole list makes life very difficult for the record-keepers. Only one of us keeps up with the points for each challenge and there are hundreds of people playing ;o).

You can find out which tasks you've already posted by finding one of your posts and clicking on your name in the shaded box next to the message number. When you've sorted it all out, please repost only those tasks which you have not yet posted and only those which you have finished. Thank you for helping make record-keeping as painless as possible.


message 43: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
MsOPP (Julie) -- post 656

Since neither of these books appears to have anything to do with basketball, I assume they're in the Tournament of Books somewhere? Task 25.5 requires you to indicate on which year's list your book appeared. Please repost this task to include the required information. Thanks!


message 44: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1768 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "wrong thread Cindie. :)"

I know -- I put it in the right place now. Sorry


message 45: by MsOPP (new)

MsOPP | 130 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "MsOPP (Julie) -- post 656

Since neither of these books appears to have anything to do with basketball, I assume they're in the Tournament of Books somewhere? Task 25.5 requires you to indicate on..."


Kristi - the years are right behind the titles, but I will repost with more description


message 46: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
MsOPP (Julie) wrote: "Kristi - the years are right behind the titles, but I will repost with more description "

Thanks, Julie. For some reason those dates registered in my head as publication dates. A bit of data overload, I think ;o). I saw your repost and I'll pick those points up as soon as I get that far!


message 47: by MsOPP (new)

MsOPP | 130 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "MsOPP (Julie) wrote: "Kristi - the years are right behind the titles, but I will repost with more description "

Thanks, Julie. For some reason those dates registered in my head as publication date..."


No problem! I can't imagine how hard it is to keep up with all those posts, and after a while, I'm sure the numbers/letters start running together.


message 48: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (eagle1964) | 271 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Cheryl TX -- post 634

The Boxcar Children books are considered Young Readers. The rules of the challenge state:
6. The use of ’Young Reader Books’ aimed at the emerging elementary school reader is..."


Well Dangit All!

Sorry about that, I will repost when I havethosedonecorrectly. I am notsure about moving one of those. I am not surewhereI might fit them in.

Thanks Anyway


message 49: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Harmony- post 731

Carrie, I don't see where you have reported Fall of Giants as a completed task. 20.5 is Rachel Renee's Alliterative Authors Association task. To claim a Big Book, you must use the book for a task. Please repost this book indicating the task it fits. Thanks!


message 50: by Teresa Jo (new)

Teresa Jo (teresajo) | 248 comments Question on my Big Books count. I am showing 3 books while my official count is only showing 2. Thanks for checking!

5.7 Going Green: Kindle
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory read 3/20/11
Big Book ticket: 672 pages

10.10. The Final Frontiers: fantasy
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning read 3/17/11
Big Book ticket: 594 pages

5.4 Fan Club: 5-star book
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger read 3/21/11
Big Book ticket: 536 pages


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