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message 1: by Jackie (last edited Mar 01, 2011 04:07PM) (new)

Jackie (thenightowl) | 2231 comments How this challenge works:
To obtain points your book must touch at least one or more of the categories. Each item underneath the category is worth one point unless otherwise noted. Categories and items can be repeated as many times as you want throughout the course of the challenge. It is your responsibility to tell us what items came up in your book.

For example on scoring:
I read The Thorn Birds, so I hit the following categories and items:
Time Period- 1970’s (I think)- 1 pt
Genre- Historical Fiction- 1 pt
Country- Italy & Australia- 2 pts
Title- Animal (Birds)- 1 pt
Book Cover- Persons with full body & Grass – 2 pts
Random Tasks- Read an epic book- 1 pt
March Event- Aries (fire)- 1 pt
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Total 9 pts

692 pages= 6 pts

Total= 15 pts

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough


SCORING:
*To obtain points your book must touch at least one or more of the categories. Each item underneath the category is worth one point unless otherwise noted. Categories and items can be repeated as many times as you want throughout the course of the challenge. It is your responsibility to tell us what items came up in your book.

*Bonus points will be awarded based on the length of each book read, as follows:
200 to 300 pages = 2 bonus points
301 to 500 pages = 4 bonus points
501 to 750 pages = 6 bonus points
751 to 1,000 pages = 8 bonus points
1,000+ = 10 bonus points

*Bonus points will be awarded PER BOOK READ.

*Page length used to determine task bonus points is determined by THE MOST POPULAR EDITION OF THE BOOK ON GOODREADS -- NOT the edition you actually read. This is a change from the previous rules in an attempt to make the scoring more fair across the board, as there can be very large page variations between editions. To determine the most popular edition on Goodreads, simply do a title/author search - the first result that matches your book is the most popular edition on GR.

HAVE FUN!!!
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THE CHALLENGE

Time Periods
The future
1940’s
1970’s
1980’s
1800’s

Genre
Historical Fiction
Mythology
Young Adult
Fantasy
Horror
Non-fiction
Science Fiction
Dystopia
Thriller
Mystery

Countries
Italy
Egypt
Russia
France
Japan
Ireland
Germany
Australia
United States

Titles
Elements- earth, air, water and fire
Color
Gender
Animal
Flower
Gems
“March” in the title

Book Cover- Must be for the edition you read
Tree
Person with full body
Animal
Grass
Water
Ship

Random Tasks
Read a book published in 2011
Read an epic book
Read a book that has a senior citizen as a protagonist
Read a book that features a young adult as a protagonist
Read a book featuring political intrigue
Read a book by a GR author who has an author page- earn a bonus 1 pt if the author is one of our members


March Events
In honor of Ides of March (15th)- Read a book that has Ceasar as a character
In honor of Pisces- Read a book that features water or fish
In honor of Aries- Read a book that features fire or rams
In honor of Women’s History Month- Read a non-fiction or fiction book on a famous woman
In honor of Music in our schools month- Read a book that features music in the plot
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day- Read a book on Ireland or Irish history
In honor of National Craft Month- Read a book that features a craft (i.e. knitting, rug making, etc.)


Questions should be posted in Challenge Thread


message 2: by Luckngrace (last edited Mar 02, 2011 11:59AM) (new)

Luckngrace | 302 comments Okay, I'll be first to try the new reporting method. I read Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers 224 pages = 2 points.
Time period: 1980's = 1
Genre: Non-fiction = 1
Country: USA = 1
Title: Gender = 1
Cover: Full body, water = 2
Random: young adult
March: famous woman (Annie Duke) = 1

Total: 9
Challenge Total: 9 Poker Face A Girlhood Among Gamblers by Katy Lederer


message 3: by Christy (last edited Mar 03, 2011 08:03AM) (new)

Christy Aphrodite's Kiss
352 pg = 4pts
Country: USA = 1
Genre: Fantasy = 1
GR Author = 1

Total: 7pts
Challenge total: 7pts


message 4: by LemonLinda (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 678 comments 1. Rumors by Anna Godbersen
Time Period – 1800s – 1 point
Genre – YA and HF and mystery – 3 points
Country – USA – 1 point
Book cover – full body – 1 point
Random – YA as protagonist – 1 point
Page count – 432 – 4 points

Task Total: 11 points
Challenge Total: 11 points


message 5: by Becky, Moddess (last edited Mar 02, 2011 06:37AM) (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Christy wrote: "Aphrodite's Kiss
352 pg = 4pts
Country: USA = 1
Genre: Fantasy = 1

Total: 7pts
Challenge total: 7pts"


Christy, I think either you forgot to mark a category for a point or miscounted. Can you double check?

Edit: Looks like the missing point is for the Goodreads Author category. :)


message 6: by Aimee (new)

Aimee (akbaum) Among Thieves: A Tale of the Kin
432 pages=4 pts
Genre: Fantasy=1pt
Bood published in 2011=1pt
GR author=1pt
Total= 7pts


message 7: by Holly (last edited Mar 02, 2011 01:21PM) (new)

Holly Weiss (hollyweiss) | 295 comments The Moral Lives of Animals

Genre –Non Fiction 1 pt
Country – Australia & US = 2 pts
Title – Animals = 1 pt
352 pgs = 4 pts
Random – pub 2011 = 1 pt
Cover – Tree, animal, grass = 3 pts

Book total = 12 pts
The Moral Lives of Animals by Dale Peterson


message 8: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 302 comments Heather wrote: "Luckngrace wrote: "Okay, I'll be first to try the new reporting method. I read Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers 224 pages = 2 points.
Time period: 1980's = 1
Genre: Non-fiction ..."


Yes, 10. Thanks for catching that.


message 9: by Luckngrace (last edited Mar 02, 2011 11:45AM) (new)

Luckngrace | 302 comments Nevada!by Dana Fuller Ross who also writes under his real name of James Reasoner.
336 pages-4pts
time:1861-1pt
genre:hr & thriller-2pts
country:US-1pt
cover: full-body people,grass,horse&eagle-3pts
random: political intrigue-1
GR member author page-2pts (as James Reasoner)
total:14pts
challenge total:24pts
Nevada! (Wagons West, #8) by Dana Fuller Ross


message 10: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Hey everyone - to make it easier for Heather, Jackie and I to keep up, can you link to the cover of the book edition you read if claiming points for cover art?

Like this:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling

Luckngrace, can you link to the cover for Nevada? I only see people's heads... LOL


message 11: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 2775 comments Are they floating around or attached :)


message 12: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Are they floating around or attached :)"

The heads?


message 13: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 302 comments The whole people are driving the covered wagon. May I show my ignorance and ask, How do I get it to show the cover picture?


message 14: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Luckngrace wrote: "The whole people are driving the covered wagon. May I show my ignorance and ask, How do I get it to show the cover picture?"

Ahhh... OK. I didn't look that closely. :) Thanks.

To add the cover, click on the "add book/author" link, search as normal, and then before adding clicking "add", check the "cover" button at the bottom of the box. OR you can add it as normal which will appear like this {book:To Kill a Mockingbird|2657} (inside [] rather than {} though) and just change "book" to "bookcover".


message 15: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 302 comments I did it! Sorry, Becky & Heather but it still doesn't show up too clearly. The back of the book also had good cover art, but I know it's not allowed. Thank you both for good directions.


message 16: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Luckngrace wrote: "I did it! Sorry, Becky & Heather but it still doesn't show up too clearly. The back of the book also had good cover art, but I know it's not allowed. Thank you both for good directions."

That's OK - we can enlarge it if we need to, but it helps to make sure we're looking at the right one if there are a lot of different covers. :)


message 17: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 302 comments We have great mods here and I'm cheering as I type. Thanks for all you do.


message 18: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Luckngrace wrote: "We have great mods here and I'm cheering as I type. Thanks for all you do."

Awww thanks! Of course we have great members too. :)


message 19: by Holly (last edited Mar 03, 2011 07:13AM) (new)

Holly Weiss (hollyweiss) | 295 comments A Reliable Wife

Genre HF = 1
Cover – tree and bird = 2
Country - US = 1
Gender - (wife) = 1
291 pages = pts.
Total book points = 7

Total March challenge points = 19
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick


message 20: by Maude (new)

Maude | 752 comments A Fine Red Rain, by Stuart M. Kaminsky
211 pages = 2
Time 1980's = 1
Title: Red in title (1) and Rain (water) (1) = 2
Cover with full body = 2
Animal - horse = 1
Political intrigue in Russia = 1
Country - Russia = 1
Genre - mystery = 1

TOTAL = 11


message 21: by Emily (last edited Mar 02, 2011 05:18PM) (new)

Emily Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)

224 pgs 2 pts
Future 1 pt
Sci fi 1 pt
Dytstopia 1 pt
USA 1 pt
Animal in title (sheep) 1 pt
Animal on cover (snake) 1 pt
Water on cover (rain) 1 pt
8 points

Challenge total 8 pts

Hope I got everything! Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) (Paperback) by Philip K. Dick


message 22: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 2775 comments wow, you guys read fast.


message 23: by Holly (new)

Holly Weiss (hollyweiss) | 295 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "wow, you guys read fast."

I took a week off of my regular job to do my taxes, got them done early and now I can READ!


message 24: by Maude (new)

Maude | 752 comments Already starting off by making errors. I need to deduct 1 point from "cover with full body" - it should only be "1". So my score now is 10.


message 25: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 2775 comments You got a week off of work to do your taxes??? That is cool!


message 26: by Emily (new)

Emily Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "wow, you guys read fast."

Listening to audio books makes my fairly repetitive job go a lot faster.


message 27: by Holly (new)

Holly Weiss (hollyweiss) | 295 comments Heather wrote: "Holly wrote: "A Reliable Wife

Genre HF = 1
Cover – tree and bird = 2
Country - US = 1
Gender - (wife) = 1
320 pages = 4 pts.
Total book points = 9

Total March challenge points = ..."

Sorry, Heather! I made the correction by editing it on post #21


message 28: by Rachel (new)

Rachel G (anplica) | 282 comments Artemis Fowl
275 pages = 2
Genre – YA, Fantasy = 2
Countries – Ireland = 1
Titles – Animal = 1
Random – kid protagonist = 1
March – St Patrick’s Day - Ireland = 1
Total = 8 points


message 29: by Christy (new)

Christy Becky wrote: "Christy wrote: "Aphrodite's Kiss
352 pg = 4pts
Country: USA = 1
Genre: Fantasy = 1

Total: 7pts
Challenge total: 7pts"

Christy, I think either you forgot to mark a category for a po..."


Thanks for catching that... I edited my post accordingly. It's what I get for posting while fixing lunch for my kids.


message 30: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 2775 comments Okay I am on the board.

Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Mystery +1
USA +1
Bonus: 4 (320pp)

Total: 6


message 31: by Maude (new)

Maude | 752 comments Merlin's Keep, by Madeleine Brent
346 pages = 4
Time Period - 1800's = 1
Genre - HF =1
Cover: Full-body people, grass, horse, tree = 4
Points: 10
Total Points: 20


message 32: by Maude (new)


message 33: by LemonLinda (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 678 comments Juliet by Anne Fortier

Genre – HF, mystery – 2 points
Countries – Italy and USA – 2 points
Page count – 444 – 4 points
Total for task – 8 points

Challenge points: 19 points


message 34: by Maude (new)

Maude | 752 comments The picture of Merlin's Keep above is NOT the cover of my book.


message 35: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
Maude wrote: "The picture of Merlin's Keep above is NOT the cover of my book."

Can you link to the cover you read? That way there is no confusion if we need to check anything.

(If you're not sure how to find other covers when linking, click on "other editions" under the 'add' button in the 'add book/author' search box.)


message 36: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 302 comments Heather wrote: "Luckngrace wrote: "Nevada!by Dana Fuller Ross who also writes under his real name of James Reasoner.
336 pages-4pts
time:1861-1pt
genre:hr & thriller-2pts
country:US-1pt
cover: full-b..."


okay, thanks


message 37: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 302 comments The Spring of the Tiger by Victoria Holt The Spring of the Tiger
356 pages=4
Set in 1800s=1
Genre: HF & thriller=2
Titles: spring(water),tiger(animal)=2
Cover: tree, full-body person, grass=3
Random: YA, author page=2
Total: 14
Challenge Total: 37 points


message 38: by Christy (new)

Christy The Tapestry Shop The Tapestry Shop by Joyce Elson Moore
328pages = 4
Country: France = 1
Genre: HF= 1
Cover: Tree, bird(animal)= 2
Random: GR & HF author= 2
Total: 10pts

Challenge Total: 17pts


message 39: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 2775 comments Doesn't "The Tapestry Shhop" count for the music in the plot point as well?


message 40: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3385 comments Mod
The main character is a musician/poet, so I'd count it.


message 41: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 2775 comments So Christy should get another point for the music in the plot category.


message 42: by Emily (new)

Emily Heather wrote: "Emily wrote: "Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)

224 pgs 2 pts
Future 1 pt
Sci fi 1 pt
Dytstopia 1 pt
USA 1 pt
Animal in title (sheep) 1 pt
Animal on cover (snake) 1..."


Thank you, I can't believe I can't even count.
Challenge total 9 points.


message 43: by Maude (new)

Maude | 752 comments Becky, That was the only cover they had listed for Merlin's Keep but I didn't realize it was the wrong one until it posted since I was too concentrated on doing it right. My book is a Book Club edition which has 40 people on the lawn, a man on a horse, a tree, grass and a big white house/building in the background. A Buddhist Temple is on the back.


message 44: by Maude (new)

Maude | 752 comments Becky, That should be 4 people on the lawn!


message 45: by Maude (last edited Mar 05, 2011 09:00PM) (new)

Maude | 752 comments Airs Above the Ground, by Mary Stewart
384 pages - 4 pts
Genre: Mystery - 1 pt
Title: Airs Above the Ground. Air)(s - 1 point
Cover: Animal (horse), grass, trees - 3 pts
Total for Task: 9 points
Total Points: 29


message 46: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (thenightowl) | 2231 comments Maude, if you click on other editions...just under the add button it will give the other covers.

Merlin's Keep by Madeleine Brent


Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart


message 47: by Christy (new)

Christy Heather wrote: "Christy wrote: "The Tapestry ShopThe Tapestry Shop by Joyce Elson Moore
328pages = 4
Country: France = 1
Genre: HF= 1
Cover: Tree, bird(animal)= 2
Random: GR & HF author= 2
Total: 10p..."


Argh, this challenge is stretching my brain more than I thought... going to have to start really paying attention. Thanks!!


message 48: by Rachel (last edited Mar 04, 2011 06:12AM) (new)

Rachel G (anplica) | 282 comments The Magician's Elephant
201 pages = 2
Time Period – 1800s = 1
Genre – YA = 1
Titles – Animal = 1
Random – ya protagonist = 1
Total = 7 points

Challenge total = 15 points


message 49: by Christy (new)

Christy The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel The Exile An Outlander Graphic Novel by Diana Gabaldon
208 Pages= 2
Genre: YA, HF= 2
Cover: person, horse(animal), grass= 3
Total= 7 pts

Grand Total= 25pts


Let's hope I got everything this time!! :)


message 50: by Maude (new)

Maude | 752 comments Thank you, Heather, I have to remember to go the Most Popular Edition. You have been busy this morning!


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