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message 1: by Cassie (last edited May 05, 2011 07:49PM) (new)

Cassie (casswish) I had an idea to do a reading challenge based on the Oscar winners from this year. It'll be laid back and you have until August to complete it, but I dare you to finish all ten categories! Here's the categories with some ideas to what you could read it complete it. I used wikipedia to read about the movie or the actors to come up with ideas. You can look on wikipedia as well to get more ideas if you'd like! Good luck and have fun!

Duration - March 5th, 2011 to August 31, 2011.

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech - Read a book with royalty, takes place in England, or someone with a speech or other sort of impediment.
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth: - Read a book with an actor (not actress!), someone that speaks Italian, or takes place in London.
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman: - Takes place in Israel, someone with an alias or name change, or involves the Jewish religion somehow.
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3: - Has a character that is a cowboy or an astronaut, has a 3-word title, or is the 3rd in a series.
5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland: - Read a book made into a movie, a book with twins, a rabbit or cat on the cover, or the word heart in the title.
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World - Read a book originally written in a language other than English, takes place in Denmark, the author is from Denmark (here's a list of some: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/cou...), or a doctor as a main character.
7. Makeup: The Wolfman - Read a book that is a parody or spin-off or elaboration on a classic, has a shifter or gypsy as a character.
8. Short Film: God of Love - Read a book with a cover void of any color other than black, white, and/or gray, a character that is a musician, or has God, Angel, or cupid in the title.
9. Visual Effects: Inception - Read a science fiction novel, a character that is a chemist or scientist, a Japanese character, or something to do with dreams (or dream in the title).
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network - Read a book with a college or university as a setting, a character that does web design or something with computers, or has a lawsuit taking place.


Completed
1. Mojca 3/14/11
2. Fran 3/21/11
3. ~Megan~ 4/18/11
4. Valorie 4/21/11
5. Judithe 4/28/11
6. Erin 4/28/11
7. Jane (PS) 5/3/11


message 2: by Cassie (last edited Mar 05, 2011 07:38PM) (new)

Cassie (casswish) And The Winner Is.... - Duration March 5, 2011 thru 8/31/11 – message 2

0/10 read

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech - The Shattered Rose by Jo Beverley
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth: - Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman: - The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3: - Lord of Midnight by Jo Beverley
5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland: - How to Deal by Sarah Dessen
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World - Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich 
7. Makeup: The Wolfman - Undead and Uneasy by MaryJanice Davidson
8. Short Film: God of Love - Born Standing Up by Steve Martin 
9. Visual Effects: Inception - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network - College Girl by Patricia Weitz


message 3: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19820 comments Hey Cassie - I'll join you :) I can fill most of these categories pretty easily. #3 will be the hardest I think... I'll post my list later.


message 4: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (casswish) Ok, thanks Jane!


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments I'll try it. Sounds interesting.


message 6: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19820 comments Here's is my initial list - subject to my changing whims! :)

0/10 Completed

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech - takes place in England. The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth: - takes place in London. TBD - lots to choose from :)
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman: - someone with an alias. The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3: - a character that is a cowboy or an astronaut. Dakota Ranch Crude by Leah Brooke or The Star King by Susan Grant
5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland: - a cat on the cover. Burning Wild by Christine Feehan
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World - a doctor as a main character. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
7. Makeup: The Wolfman - a shifter as a character.Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh
8. Short Film: God of Love - with Angel in the title. Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
9. Visual Effects: Inception - a science fiction novel. Unearthed by CJ Barry
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network - a character that does web design or something with computers. Rapture in Death by JD Robb


message 7: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (casswish) Nice list Jane! And welcome Briansgirl!


message 8: by The UHQ Nasanta (last edited Jun 09, 2011 09:56PM) (new)

The UHQ Nasanta (uhqs) | 127 comments Definitely an interesting challenge. I'd like to try it. Can I count books I've read on March 5th even though I had yet to join the challenge?

Duration: March 5, 2011 - August 31, 2011

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech - Read a book with royalty, takes place in England, or someone with a speech or other sort of impediment.

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth: - Read a book with an actor (not actress!), someone that speaks Italian, or takes place in London.

Desperate Duchesses by Eloisa James


3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman: - Takes place in Israel, someone with an alias or name change, or involves the Jewish religion somehow.

-----Spirit Dances by C.E. Murphy [name change]

4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3: - Has a character that is a cowboy or an astronaut, has a 3-word title, or is the 3rd in a series.

-----Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh [3rd in a series]


5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland: - Read a book made into a movie, a book with twins, a rabbit or cat on the cover, or the word heart in the title.

-----The Spy Who Saved Christmas by Dana Morton [book with twins]


6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World - Read a book originally written in a language other than English, takes place in Denmark, the author is from Denmark, or a doctor as a main character.

-----Candide by Voltaire

7. Makeup: The Wolfman - Read a book that is a parody or spin-off or elaboration on a classic, has a shifter or gypsy as a character.

-----Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh


8. Short Film: God of Love - Read a book with a cover void of any color other than black, white, and/or gray, a character that is a musician, or has God, Angel, or cupid in the title.

-----Prophecy: Child of Earth by Elizabeth Haydon [musician character]

9. Visual Effects: Inception - Read a science fiction novel, a character that is a chemist or scientist, a Japanese character, or something to do with dreams (or dream in the title).

-----Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon [scientist character]


10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network - Read a book with a college or university as a setting, a character that does web design or something with computers, or has a lawsuit taking place.

-----Her Best Friend's Brother by Kay Stockham [character that does something with computers/video game designer]



message 9: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (casswish) Sure Niquae! I always do that when I join a challenge late....I count anything that I had read from the point that the challenge actually started.


message 10: by Emily (last edited May 11, 2011 07:27PM) (new)

Emily | 693 comments DONE
1. Best Picture: The King's Speech-Blood of the Rose by Kate Pearce 3/3
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth: Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Gwen Hayes 4/23
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman: Shattered Trust - Stacey Joy Netzel 4/8
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3: Caelb by Sarah McCarty 3/4
5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland: Delilahs Downfall by Melissa Schroeder 5/8
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World -Australia's Most Eligable Bachelor by Margaret Way 5/11
7. Makeup: The Wolfman : Bakers Sweet by Angela Wray 3.20
8. Short Film: God of Love Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning 4/2
9. Visual Effects: Inception Ascension by Caris Roane 3/17
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network Turn it Up by Vivian Arend 3/15
Blood of the Rose (The Tudor Vampire Chronicles, #2) by Kate Pearce Caleb (Shadow Wranglers, #1) by Sarah McCarty Ascension (World of Ascension, #1) by Caris Roane Turn It Up (Turner Twins, #2) by Vivian Arend Backstage Pass  by Olivia Cunning Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Gwen Hayes


message 11: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (casswish) Cool Emily!


message 12: by Katie (last edited Mar 05, 2011 11:07PM) (new)

Katie | 2077 comments this sounds like fun :) i'll do some research and post my list later. thanks cassie!

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1. Best Picture: The King's Speech - takes place in england - The Brazen Bride
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth - takes place in london - Dreaming of You
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman - someone with an alias - Going Deep
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3 - 3rd in a series - Cover Me
5. Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland - 'heart' in title - Broken Bones, Mended Hearts
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World - doctor as a main character - Healing Doctor Ryan
7. Make-up: The Wolfman - shifter as a character - Full Moon Mating
8. Short Film: God of Love - 'angel' in title - Dark Angel
9. Visual Effects: Inception - 'dream' in title - Deadly Dreams
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network - college or university setting - Freshman Pledge: The Magic of Love


message 13: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (casswish) You're welcome Katie! Thank you! I'm just excited people are interested!


message 14: by The UHQ Nasanta (new)

The UHQ Nasanta (uhqs) | 127 comments Thanks so much, Cassie! That means I can knock down two of the books already. lol. Hmm, unless Harlequin Minis do not count as books. I would not since it is more of a short story than a full length novel. I'll cross off one and look for another to replace the second.


message 15: by Mojca (last edited Mar 05, 2011 11:56PM) (new)

Mojca | 1413 comments Great idea, Cassie!

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1. Best Picture - The King's Speech: Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean
2. Actor in a Leading Role - Colin Firth: Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
3. Actress in a Leading Role - Natalie Portman: Bad Moon Rising by Katherine Sutcliffe
4. Animated Feature Film - Toy Story 3: Mustang Wild by Stacey Kayne
5. Costume Design - Alice In Wonderland: Heart On Fire by Cora Zane
6. Foreign Language Film - In a Better World: Diagnosis: Danger by Marie Ferrarella — 03/05
7. Makeup - The Wolfman: Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
8. Short Film - God of Love: Chains by Shiloh Walker
9. Visual Effects - Inception: Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
10. Writing (adapted screenplay) - The Social Network: Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord (Love By Numbers, #2) by Sarah MacLean Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers, #1) by Sarah MacLean Bad Moon Rising by Katherine Sutcliffe Mustang Wild (Wild, #1) by Stacey Kayne Heart On Fire by Cora Zane Diagnosis Danger (Mills and Boon Intrigue) by Marie Ferrarella Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10) by Nalini Singh Chains by Shiloh Walker Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling, #9) by Nalini Singh Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James


message 16: by Layla (new)

Layla  is a Picky Reader  | 667 comments What an interesting idea, Cassie!This is so much fun :D

And the Winner Is....Oscar Winners Challenge
Duration - March 5th, 2011 to August 31, 2011.
0/10 Completed


List may change.

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech- takes place in England-The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firthtakes place in London and someone speaks Italian -Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart by Sarah MacLean

3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman- someone has an alias -A Lot Like Love by Julia James

4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3-3 word title and 3rd in series - Wedding the Highlander by Janet Chapman

5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland- has the word “heart” in title-From the Heart by Nora Roberts

6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better Worldsomeone is a doctor -Pleasure Unbound by Larrisa Ione

7. Makeup: The Wolfmanthe hero is a shifter- Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

8. Short Film: God of Lovehas the word “angel” in title - Angel by Johanna Lindsey

9. Visual Effects: Inceptionhas the word “dream” in title - Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network lawsuit -Something About You by Julie James

The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) by Julia Quinn Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (Love By Numbers, #3) by Sarah MacLean A Lot Like Love by Julie James Wedding the Highlander (Highlander, #3) by Janet Chapman From the Heart by Nora Roberts Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10) by Nalini Singh Angel (Wyoming, #3) by Johanna Lindsey Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars, #4) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Something About You by Julie James


message 17: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 4260 comments RRRC And the Winner Is ... Oscar Winners Challenge
Duration - March 5th, 2011 to August 31, 2011.

0/10 Completed

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech - The Quiet Gentleman
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth: - The Grand Sophy
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman: - Takes place in Israel, someone with an alias or name change, or involves the Jewish religion somehow.
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3: - Immortal in Death
5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland: - Magic Burns
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World - Dark Embers
7. Makeup: The Wolfman - Magic Strikes
8. Short Film: God of Love - Little Red and the Wolf
9. Visual Effects: Inception - Touched by an Alien
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network - Glory in Death

The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer Immortal in Death (In Death, #3) by J.D. Robb Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews Dark Embers (Dragon's Heat, #1) by Tessa Adams Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews Little Red and the Wolf by Alison Paige Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #1) by Gini Koch Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

this sounds great! i'm definetely in, i'll post as I go. (:


message 19: by Charlotte (Buried in Books) (last edited Mar 06, 2011 03:09AM) (new)

Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 561 comments When you say an alias - would a nick name work? I've just finished From Doon with Death: The First Inspector Wexford Novel. Where the use of a nickname is key to the whole plot. I read it this month, so it would count if it's acceptable (*please, please, please - with a cherry on top*).


Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments Great idea Cassie. I don't know if I'll participate or not, but thank you for sharing with us.


message 21: by Inga (last edited Mar 06, 2011 06:11AM) (new)

Inga | 261 comments Thanks, Cassie, for a great challenge! I'm definitely in :) will post my list later.


message 22: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (casswish) Charlotte, I think that would be fine!


message 23: by Crystal S (new)

Crystal S (crystalann) | 129 comments This sounds fun! I think I'll join in. I'll go through my books and post my list later.


message 24: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11051 comments Great idea Cassie! I'm in :)

Best Picture- takes place in England- The Aristocrat
Actor in a leading role- takes place in London-Love Is Blind
Actress in a leading role- alias- Graceful Submission
Animated Feature Film- 3 word title and 3rd in series- Here Kitty, Kitty!
Costume Design- book into movie-The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Foreign Language Film- the girl with the dragon tatoo
Makeup- shifter- Dead in the Family
Short Film- black,white,grey-Caressa’s Knees
Visual Effects-scientist-Primal Instincts (Harlequin Blaze #378)
Writing- uses computers- Goodnight Tweetheart


message 25: by Joann (new)

Joann | 973 comments Good idea for a challenge. I'm in - will post my list later.


Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 561 comments RRRC - Dare You To Read - And The Oscar Goes To...

March 5th, 2011 to August 31, 2011

1/10

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech
- Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter (takes place in England)
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth: - Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby (takes place in London and the movie starred Colin, hmmmmm Colin...)
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman: - From Doon with Death: The First Inspector Wexford Novel by Ruth Rendell(someone with an alias) - 6th March
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3: - Glory in Death by J.D. Robb (a 3-word title)
5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland: - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (a book made into a movie)
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (a book originally written in a language other than English)
7. Makeup: The Wolfman - The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes and the War of the Worlds) by Manly Wade Wellman (Read a book that is a parody or spin-off of a classic)
8. Short Film: God of Love - Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh (has Angel in the title)
9. Visual Effects: Inception - Grimspace by Ann Aguirre (Read a science fiction novel)
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network - The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich (Read a book with a college or university as a setting, a character that does web design or something with computers, or has a lawsuit taking place)

Read
From Doon with Death The First Inspector Wexford Novel (Mortalis.) by Ruth Rendell


message 27: by Shirley (new)

Shirley (shirleythekindlereader) And the Winner is….Oscar Winners
Duration - March 5th, 2011 to August 31, 2011.

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech - Read a book with royalty, takes place in England
1 Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #1) Bowen, Rhys 2007
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth: - Read a book with someone that speaks Italian
2 The House of Scorta Laurent Gaudé 2004 / 2006
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman: - Takes place in Israel, involves the Jewish religion somehow.
3 Murder Duet Batya Gur, Dalya Bilu (Translator) 1996 444 pgs or Jonathan Kellerman
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3: - Has a 3-word title
4 The Snack Thief (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) CD - 2007 Andrea Camilleri
5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland: - Read a book made into a movie
5 Eat, Pray, Love 2006/2007 Elizabeth Gilbert
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World - Read a book with a doctor as a main character.
6 The Doctor Dilemma (Harlequin Duets, No 58) Halliday, Candy
7. Makeup: The Wolfman - Read a book that has a gypsy as a character.
7 Wildflowers: Sea Gypsy / Golden Lasso Fern Michaels
8. Short Film: God of Love - Read a book that has God, Angel, or cupid in the title.
8 Defending Angels (Beaufort & Company, #1) 2008 Mary Stanton
9. Visual Effects: Inception - Read a book with a Japanese character, dreams (or dream in the title).
9 A Jar of Dreams 1981 Yoshiko Uchida
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network - Read a book a character does something with computers
10 You've Got Murder (Turing Hopper, #1) Donna Andrews


message 28: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 4477 comments Sounds interesting! Let me see if I have books for the categories. :)


message 29: by D.G. (last edited Mar 06, 2011 04:09PM) (new)

D.G. | 4477 comments Suggestions for some of the categories. :)

Practice Makes Perfect could be for #10 (lots of lawsuits) or for Natalie Portman who is vegetarian like the heroine in this story. :)

Skin Tight could be good for #2 (hero has an alias) or for #6 (hero is from Danish background.)


message 30: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (casswish) I'm so excited to have so many people doing this!


message 31: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 4477 comments Here's my list...I changed some things around as suggested by Cassie. :) For Colin Firth, I did a P&P spin off (I mean, what else, LOL!) and for Natalie Portman, I picked a book with a pregnant woman as she was pregnant when she got her Oscar. :)

And the Winner Is....Oscar Winners Challenge
Duration: March 5, 2011 - August 31, 2011.
0/10 READ


List may change.

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech (Royalty): Time and Chance
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth: - Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman (pregnant heroine): The Sweet Gum Tree
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3 (3rd in Series): Lover Awakened
5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland (Read a book made into a movie): The Turn of the Screw
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World (book originally written in a language other than English):The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
7. Makeup: The Wolfman (shifter): Play of Passion
8. Short Film: God of Love (God in the title): God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
9. Visual Effects: Inception (science fiction): Catching Fire
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network (character works with computers): Monkeewrench


message 32: by The UHQ Nasanta (new)

The UHQ Nasanta (uhqs) | 127 comments Cassie, could you explain this:

"Read a book that is a parody or spin-off or elaboration on a classic"

Does it mean something like Bored of the Rings A Parody of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings by Henry N. Beard or can any adaptation of, for example, fairy tales like The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1) by Mercedes Lackey work? Would books like Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange be acceptable as well?


message 33: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 3562 comments I'm in but I'll post later.


message 34: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (casswish) Niquae...I tried to describe that suggestion the best I could by what was in my head. Like, there are novels by Gregory Maguire that are sort of his own take on The Wizard of Oz and other fairy tales. Or, there's so many books by authors that are a spin-off of Jane Austen novels. Anything like that was what I was thinking of.


message 35: by The UHQ Nasanta (new)

The UHQ Nasanta (uhqs) | 127 comments Okay. So the type of books I listed above would be acceptable then? Thanks.


message 36: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (casswish) Yes, Niquae, those would be fine! :)


message 37: by ~Megan~ (new)

~Megan~ (megadee) This looks fun! I'm in and will post later! :)


message 38: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11051 comments 1/10 Completed

Best Picture- takes place in England- The Aristocrat
Actor in a leading role- takes place in London-Love Is Blind
Actress in a leading role- alias- Graceful Submission
Animated Feature Film- 3 word title and 3rd in series- Here Kitty, Kitty!
Costume Design- book into movie-The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Foreign Language Film- the girl with the dragon tatoo
Makeup- shifter- Dead in the Family 3/7
Short Film- black,white,grey-Caressa’s Knees
Visual Effects-scientist-Primal Instincts (Harlequin Blaze #378)
Writing- uses computers- Goodnight Tweetheart

The Aristocrat  by Catherine Coulter Love Is Blind by Lynsay Sands Graceful Submission (Graceful, #1) by Melinda Barron Here Kitty, Kitty! (Magnus Pack, #3) by Shelly Laurenston The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #1) by Ann Brashares Caressa’s Knees by Annabel Joseph The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10) by Charlaine Harris Primal Instincts (Harlequin Blaze #378) (Blush) by Jill Monroe Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros


message 39: by Penney (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments Oh Cassie! How could you tempt me like this? I'm doing way too many challenges right now, but this one looks so good Hmmmm, I do have six long months to complete it...

I'll get back to you very, very soon :)


message 40: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (casswish) I think I'm participating in about every challenge in this group, Penney, but I've become very skillful at assigning books to more than one challenge and it really isn't too bad!


message 41: by Wan (last edited Apr 25, 2011 06:10PM) (new)

Wan (wanwaddell) | 2081 comments Ooh fun!I'll post as I go along.

Oscar Winners Challenge
Duration - 5 Mar to 31 Aug 2011
1/10 Completed


1. Best Picture: The King's Speech -a book with royalty & takes place in EnglandUncertain Magic by Laura Kinsale
5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland: - a book made into a movieWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World - Read a book originally written in a language other than English, takes place in Denmark, the author is from Denmark (here's a list of some: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/countr...), or a doctor as a main character.
7. Makeup: The Wolfman - a shifter as a character -Night Play (Dark-Hunter, #5)by Sherrilyn Kenyon 3/11 ★★★★★
8. Short Film: God of Love - Read a book with a cover void of any color other than black, white, and/or gray, a character that is a musician, or has God, Angel, or cupid in the title.
9. Visual Effects: Inception - a Japanese character- Ice Blueby Anne Stuart
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network - Read a book with a college or university as a setting, a character that does web design or something with computers, or has a lawsuit taking place.

Uncertain Magic by Laura Kinsale TBD TBD At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen TBD Night Play (Dark-Hunter, #5) (Were-Hunter, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon TBD TBD Ice Blue (Ice, #3) by Anne Stuart TBD


message 42: by Erin (new)

Erin H | 758 comments I like the theme of this challenge...I'll try to find books for all the categories and post my list later:))


message 43: by Joann (last edited Mar 07, 2011 05:59PM) (new)

Joann | 973 comments RRRC And the Winner Is....Oscar Winners Challenge

Duration - March 5th, 2011 to August 31, 2011

0/10 Read

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech
(a book with royalty, takes place in England)

The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George

2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth (takes place in London)

The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry

3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman (takes place in Israel, involves the Jewish religion somehow)

Michal by Jill Eileen Smith

4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3 (has a character that is a cowboy, has a 3-word title)

Come the Spring by Julie Garwood

5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland (has the word heart in the title)

Wildest Hearts by Jayne Ann Krentz

6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World (has a doctor as a main character)

Bones by Jonathan Kellerman

7. Makeup: The Wolfman (has a shifter as a character)

River Marked by Patricia Briggs

8. Short Film: God of Love (has Angel in the title)

Seducing an Angel by Mary Balogh

9. Visual Effects: Inception (has dream in the title)

Prince of Dreams by Susan Krinard

10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network (has a lawsuit taking place)

Everywhere That Mary Went by Lisa Scottoline


The Autobiography of Henry VIII With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George The Face of a Stranger (William Monk, #1) by Anne Perry Michal (Wives of King David #1) by Jill Eileen Smith Come the Spring (Rose, #5) by Julie Garwood Wildest Hearts by Jayne Ann Krentz Bones (Alex Delaware, #23) by Jonathan Kellerman River Marked (Mercedes Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs Seducing an Angel (Huxtable Quintet, #4) by Mary Balogh Prince of Dreams by Susan Krinard Everywhere That Mary Went (Rosato & Associates, #1) by Lisa Scottoline


message 44: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Aug 23, 2011 05:45PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 1079 comments I HAVE FINISHED MY CHALLENGE!!!!

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech-Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins READ 03.08.2011
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth-Soulless by Gail Carriger READ 04.24.2011
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman-Maverick by Lora Leigh READ 08.23.2011
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3-Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead READ 06.05
5. Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland-Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter READ 06.05
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World-The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell READ 03.11.2011
7. Makeup: Wolfman-Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs READ 03.20.2011
8. Short Film: God of Love-Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh READ 06.09
9. Visual Effects: Inception-Blood Rites by Jim Butcher READ 04.29
10.Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network-Indulgence in Death (In Death, #31) by J.D. Robb READ 05.09.2011





message 45: by Layla (last edited Mar 08, 2011 10:14AM) (new)

Layla  is a Picky Reader  | 667 comments And the Winner Is....Oscar Winners Challenge
Duration - March 5th, 2011 to August 31, 2011.
2/10 Completed


List may change.

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech- takes place in England-The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firthtakes place in London and someone speaks Italian -Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart by Sarah MacLean

3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman- someone has an alias -A Lot Like Love by Julia James

4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3-3 word title and 3rd in series - Wedding the Highlander by Janet Chapman

5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland- has the word “heart” in title-From the Heart by Nora Roberts

6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better Worldsomeone is a doctor -Pleasure Unbound by Larrisa Ione

7. Makeup: The Wolfmanthe hero is a shifter- Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

8. Short Film: God of Lovehas the word “angel” in title - Angel by Johanna Lindsey

9. Visual Effects: Inceptionhas the word “dream” in title - Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network lawsuit -Something About You by Julie James

The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) by Julia Quinn Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (Love By Numbers, #3) by Sarah MacLean A Lot Like Love by Julie James Wedding the Highlander (Highlander, #3) by Janet Chapman From the Heart by Nora Roberts Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10) by Nalini Singh Angel (Wyoming, #3) by Johanna Lindsey Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars, #4) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Something About You by Julie James


message 46: by Shirley (last edited Mar 22, 2011 11:46AM) (new)

Shirley (shirleythekindlereader) Dare You To Read

And the Winner is….Oscar Winners
Duration - March 5th, 2011 to August 31, 2011.

1/10

1. Best Picture: The King's Speech - Read a book with royalty, takes place in England
1 Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #1) Bowen, Rhys 2007
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth: - Read a book with someone that speaks Italian
2 The House of Scorta Laurent Gaudé 2004 / 2006
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman: - Takes place in Israel, involves the Jewish religion somehow.
3 Murder Duet Batya Gur, Dalya Bilu (Translator) 1996 444 pgs or Jonathan Kellerman
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3: - Has a 3-word title
4 On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle3/6/11****4 stars
5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland: - Read a book made into a movie
5 Eat, Pray, Love 2006/2007 Elizabeth Gilbert
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World - Read a book with a doctor as a main character.
6 The Doctor Dilemma (Harlequin Duets, No 58) Halliday, Candy
7. Makeup: The Wolfman - Read a book that has a gypsy as a character.
7 Wildflowers: Sea Gypsy / Golden Lasso Fern Michaels
8. Short Film: God of Love - Read a book that has God, Angel, or cupid in the title.
8 Defending Angels (Beaufort & Company, #1) 2008 Mary Stanton
9. Visual Effects: Inception - Read a book with a Japanese character, dreams (or dream in the title).
9 A Jar of Dreams 1981 Yoshiko Uchida
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network - Read a book a character does something with computers
10 You've Got Murder (Turing Hopper, #1) Donna Andrews


On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1) by Cleo Coyle


message 47: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11051 comments 2/10 Completed

Best Picture- takes place in England- The Aristocrat
Actor in a leading role- takes place in London-Love Is Blind
Actress in a leading role- alias- Graceful Submission
Animated Feature Film- 3 word title and 3rd in series- Here Kitty, Kitty!
Costume Design- book into movie-The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Foreign Language Film- the girl with the dragon tatoo
Makeup- shifter- Dead in the Family 3/7
Short Film- black,white,grey-Caressa’s Knees
Visual Effects-scientist-Primal Instincts (Harlequin Blaze #378)
Writing- uses computers- Goodnight Tweetheart 3/8

The Aristocrat  by Catherine Coulter Love Is Blind by Lynsay Sands Graceful Submission (Graceful, #1) by Melinda Barron Here Kitty, Kitty! (Magnus Pack, #3) by Shelly Laurenston The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #1) by Ann Brashares Caressa’s Knees by Annabel Joseph The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10) by Charlaine Harris Primal Instincts (Harlequin Blaze #378) (Blush) by Jill Monroe Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros


message 48: by SandyC (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 1281 comments I'm in. I love long-term challenges (and the Oscars). Great idea!


message 49: by Amanda (last edited Mar 08, 2011 05:28PM) (new)

Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 634 comments These categories were a bit challenging for my TBR list, lol!

And the Winner is….Oscar Winners
March 5th, 2011 to August 31, 2011
0/10


1. Best Picture: The King's Speech - takes place in England - The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
2. Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth - takes place in London - The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
3. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman - Alias - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
4. Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3 - Three word title - Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
5. Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland - Book to film - High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
6. Foreign Language Film: In a Better World - Translated (Russian)Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
7. Makeup: The Wolfman - ShifterThe Dream Thief by Shana Abé
8. Short Film: God of Love - Angel in titleIf Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl
9. Visual Effects: Inception - Dream in title - Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole
10. Writing (adapted screenplay): The Social Network - Computers - Feed by Mira Grant


message 50: by Cassie (new)

Cassie (casswish) I think you did just fine Amanda!


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