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message 1: by Amy (new)

Amy Please report your points for reading challenge 8 here. My goal is to update twice a week. Please save discussions for the appropriate forum! See the official challenge rules in the discussion thread. Have fun!


message 2: by Amy (new)

Amy Okay everyone! Here's the challenge........

CHALLENGE 8: RULES AND SCORING
Read over everything carefully!

APRIL TO JUNE CHALLENGE

1. The challenge will begin on April 1 at 12:00am local time and will end on June 30 at 11:59pm.
2. All books must be YA or Juvenile Fiction.
3. All books must be at least 100 pages or more in length.
4. Re-reads count.
5. Audio books and electronic books, such as Kindle count but page counts will be according to what Goodreads has on their site.
6. For the letter A, you may use A/An ONE time. After you have used it, please omit it from the rest of the titles. The does not count in the title, so omit those. For example, The Julian Game would just count as "Julian Game."
7. For letter Y, it would be preferable to read a book STARTING with Y, but if you can't find one, a Y anywhere in the title is acceptable.
8. Spell out each letter of the month (ex. A-P-R-I-L; book titles must begin with each letter of the month; ex. A-Amazing Grace, P-Pirates,etc).
9. Point Values are listed next to each task. There are opportunities for additional points so please read carefully!
10. Questions, concerns, comments? Let us know. We can problem solve together!

POINT VALUES

Values are listed next to each task.
50 point bonus for finishing the entire challenge
5 points bonus per genre (each may only be used once; please follow the posted genre list) Genres will be considered as bonus points. So you do NOT have to use them if you don't want to.
For each 10 point section, you may read an additional challenge book for five points a piece.

THE CHALLENGE

Part 1: April (55 points total)
A. Read one book for each letter of the month of April. (5 points each)
B. Read a book that celebrates the Earth. (10 points)
C. Read a humorous book in honor of April Fool's Day (10 points)
D. Read a book where the main character is a patriot (10 points)


Part 2: May (45 Points total)
a. Read one book for each letter of the month of May. (5 points each)
b. Read a book that has a flower name in it's title. (10 points)
c. Read a book related to physical education or sports (10 points)
d. Read a book having to do with some form of transportation (10 points)


Part 3: June (50 points total)
a. Read one book for each letter of the month of June. (5 points each)
b. Read a book that has best friends (any gender) as the main characters. (10 points)
c. Read a book with some form of candy in the title or having to do with candy (10 points)
d. Read a book celebrating the flag or America (10 points

Total Points Challenge: 200 points overall including a 50 point bonus for completion. Additional points may be earned based on genres or additional books read.

GENRES:

1-Action/Adventure
2-Classic
3-Dystopian/Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic
4-Fantasy/Supernatural
5-Folk tales/Fairy Tales (including retellings)
6-Graphic Novels
7-Historical Fiction
8-Horror/Thriller/Suspense
9-Humor
10-LGBT
11-Manga
12-Multicultural
13-Mystery
14-Nonfiction
15-Paranormal
16-Poetry
17-Realistic fiction
18-Religious
19-Romance
20-Sci-fi
21-Short stories
22-Sports
23-War


Okay everyone........let's see those lists!


message 3: by Kellee (last edited Mar 31, 2011 10:02PM) (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) Completed Tasks
April C. Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley (168 pages) 4/1/2011
Genre bonus: Graphic Novel

Points earned: 15
Total points: 15
Total pages: 168
Genres read: Graphic Novel



message 4: by Amy (new)

Amy Wow, Kellee! First out of the gate. Way to go!


message 5: by Kristen (new)

Kristen | 1046 comments Were you waiting for midnight to strike Kellee? Lol. :)


message 6: by Kellee (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) During Spring Break, late night has been my time to read and I didn't start this one until after midnight so... :-P


message 7: by Amy (new)

Amy Oh, I forgot to ask........do we want to keep a count of how many pages we are reading?


message 8: by Kellee (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) Amy wrote: "Oh, I forgot to ask........do we want to keep a count of how many pages we are reading?"

I always do :) ... Up to you though :)


message 9: by Amy (new)

Amy That's fine if we do. Didn't think about it before.


message 10: by Heather (new)

Heather Ohana (blackdotbug) It is usually used as a tie-breaker if needed. If the top people have the same number of points (particularly in the challenges that have a set number of possible points) the person with the most pages gets the win.


message 11: by Kellee (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) Completed Tasks
April B. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (239 pages) 4/2/2011
Genre bonus: Post apocalyptic

Points earned: 15
Total points: 30
Total pages: 407
Genres read: Graphic Novel, Post Apocalyptic



message 12: by Amy (last edited Apr 02, 2011 05:40PM) (new)

Amy April-

I: Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon (448 pages)
Genre: horror

Points earned: 10
Total Points: 10
Total Pages: 448
Genres Read: horror

Going to create/update the leaderboards on Fridays, so keep posting! I'm also keeping records.


message 13: by Kristen (last edited Apr 02, 2011 08:08PM) (new)

Kristen | 1046 comments May
C. Physical education/sports - Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen - 426 pgs.
Genre: Sports

Total points: 15
Total pages: 426

Did anyone create a spreadsheet for this one? Just curious, not sure how to tackle it on my own.


message 14: by Kellee (last edited Apr 02, 2011 09:42PM) (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) Kristen wrote: "Did anyone create a spreadsheet for this one? Just curious..."

I did. Excel with 7 columns: Worth, Challenge, Book & author, Genre, Date completed, Points earned and page number.

Then I auto summed the points earned and page columns.


message 15: by Amy (last edited Apr 03, 2011 06:09AM) (new)

Amy I didn't do a spreadsheet I just make a list and write all my info under the book. Probably not the best way but I hate spreadsheets. LOL. I can email you my list if you're interested.

Wow Kellee, you must be very good with numbers. I can never figure out how to auto anything on a spreadsheet. :-)


message 16: by Sheri (new)

Sheri (SheriBo) | 55 comments Being kind of new, I'm not totally clear on how the challenges work. Can you clarify a bit for me?
Do you have to present a listof what you plan to read first?
How to the extra points for genere work?
Can you read the books in any order throughout the challenge?
Can one book earn points for more than one thing? Like for The letter M and for Flower and genere?
Sorry for all the questions!


message 17: by Amy (new)

Amy Nope do not need to present a list but a lot of people like to have a plan and find books that fit the challenge. I do a little of both. I make a list but as I read books I like, I try and see if they can fit the challenge. I usually move away from my list because I read what I find interesting at the time I'm choosing a new book.

The genre points are added to whatever book you read, but can only be used one time. For example, if you read Generation Dead, you would get five points for a horror genre. Once that genre is used, you can't use it again for a different book.

You can read the books in any order you like. I started with April and I think Kristen started with a May book. Totally up to you.

Each book can only be used once, so if you use it for M in May, it can't be used in any other part of the challenge.

Welcome Sheri!


message 18: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 136 comments June
b. Read a book that has best friends (any gender) as the main characters. (10 points)

Hex Hall Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins

Genre Bonus-Paranormal

Points: 15
Pages Read: 323


message 19: by Sheri (new)

Sheri (SheriBo) | 55 comments Thank you for the explanation. I hope I didn't make you repeat yourself. I looked around the group for the information but couldn't find it anywhere so I asked. I don't know how successful I'll be, but I'll give it a shot!
Thanks!


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments June (Part 3)


J- Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin- 5 points
Genre bonus (Romance)- 5 points
Pages- 240
Points- 10

Total Points: 10
Total Pages: 240
Books Read: 1


message 21: by Amy (new)

Amy No problem Sheri. There's another board, Challenge 8 Discussion, which is where there was a lot of thinking and questions about the challenge. But please feel free to ask anytime!


message 22: by Emily (last edited Apr 04, 2011 06:50PM) (new)

Emily April

B. Book that celebrates Earth- The Lost Hero+10 points
-Genre- Religious+5 points

-Pages- 553
-Points=15
-Total Points=15
-Total Pages=553


message 23: by Brandi (new)

Brandi (Librandian) | 206 comments April

D. Main character is a patriot - 10 pts.

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick 224 pages

Genre: War - 5 pts.

Total Points: 15
Total Pages: 224


message 24: by Brandi (new)

Brandi (Librandian) | 206 comments I forgot one!

May

M book - 5 pts.
Masterpiece by Elise Broach 304 pages

Genre: Mystery - 5 pts

Total points: 25
Total pages: 528


message 25: by Amy (new)

Amy Emily......the earth book is April B. Not May. Just out of curiosity, how did you decide to classify The Lost Hero as religious?


message 26: by Kellee (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) Amy wrote: "Emily......the earth book is April B. Not May. Just out of curiosity, how did you decide to classify The Lost Hero as religious?"

Mythology fits under religious.


message 27: by Amy (new)

Amy Oh that's right. Been a long time since I've read any of the Rick Riordan books. Thanks Kellee!


message 28: by Kellee (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) Amy wrote: "Oh that's right. Been a long time since I've read any of the Rick Riordan books. Thanks Kellee!"

Welcome! Did you read the Percy Jackson series? If you did, you should read The Lost Hero- it is great.


message 29: by Emily (new)

Emily I can see how that would have been an interesting fit if not for mythology.


message 30: by Kellee (new)

Kellee (KelleeMoye) Completed Tasks
April D. The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan (384 pages) 4/3/2011
Genre bonus: Multicultural

Points earned: 15
Total points: 45
Total pages: 791
Genres read: Graphic Novel, Post Apocalyptic, Multicultural



message 31: by Kristen (new)

Kristen | 1046 comments Two more finished today:

May A. Letter M. Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Lily of the West by L.A. Meyer (611 pages)
Genre bonus: action/adventure

May A. Letter Y. The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg (288 pages)
Genre bonus: historical fiction

Total points: 35
Total pages read: 1325
Books read: 3
Genres read: Sports fiction, Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction


message 32: by Amy (new)

Amy Yes, I have read the Percy Jackson series and loved it! The Lost Hero is on my list to read. Just haven't gotten around to it yet. Picking up The Red Pyramid from the library today.

I'll get the leaderboard up today or tomrorow, depending on how late I have to work today!

Great job everyone!


message 33: by Emily (new)

Emily April

L- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe +5 points
-Genre- Classic +5 points

-Pages-206
-Points=10
-Total Points=25
-Total Pages=759


message 34: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cawils_99) First book of the challange!
April

A-After-5
Genre-realistic fiction-5
Pages-350
Points-10


message 35: by Amy (new)

Amy Keep reading everyone! Putting up our first leaderboard tomorrow!


message 36: by Angela Sunshine (last edited Apr 06, 2011 09:49AM) (new)

Angela Sunshine (AngelaSunshine) M for May

Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore (225 pages) +5

genre: fantasy +5

= 10 pts

Total Points: 10
Total Pages: 225


message 37: by Amy (last edited Apr 06, 2011 03:31PM) (new)

Amy Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

June: U
Religous genre
Points: 10
pages 435


message 38: by Amy (last edited Apr 06, 2011 04:51PM) (new)

Amy Great job for the first week ladies! Here's the leaderboard.


Kellee 45
Kristen 30
Brandi 25
Emily 25
Amy 20
Cathy 15
Angela 10
Cheryl 10
Karis 10


Pages Read: 5,360

I put the points in order of who is ahead. If you guys would prefer alphabetical, let me know!


message 39: by Karis (YA Litwit) (last edited Apr 16, 2011 02:23PM) (new)

Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments April (Part 1)

Celebrates Earth- Girls Gone Green by Lynn Hirshfield- 10 points
Genre bonus (Non-Fiction)- 5 points
Pages- 208
Points- 15

Total Points: 25
Total Pages: 448
Books Read: 2


message 40: by Emily (new)

Emily April
D. Main character is a patriot-Leviathan+10
-Genre-historical fiction+5
-Pages=440
-Points=15
-Total Points=40
-Total Pages=993


message 41: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
Part 2 B (Please let me know if this doesn't work as a flower)

Poison Ivy 176 pages
Genre: Realistic

15 points

Total points: 15
Total pages: 176


message 42: by Amy (new)

Amy I think that works!


message 43: by Izzy (last edited Apr 10, 2011 03:55AM) (new)

Izzy Part 1: April

A) L- Looks by Madeleine George (5 points)
Genre bonus: Realistic fiction (5 points)

10 points
240 pages

A) A- Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan (5 points)

5 points
296 pages

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Total Points: 15
Total Pages: 536


message 44: by Karis (YA Litwit) (last edited Apr 16, 2011 02:26PM) (new)

Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments June (Part 3)

Best Friends- Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley- 10
Pages- 289
Points- 15

Total Points: 40
Total Pages: 737
Books Read: 3


message 45: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cawils_99) June part b.-Best friends
Wintergirls,Laurie Halse Anderson, 278 pages
Points-10

Total pages=658
Total points=20


message 46: by Izzy (new)

Izzy Part 2: May
D) Book with transportation -
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (10 points)
Genre bonus - sci-fi (5 points)

15 points
400 pages

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Total points: 30
Total pages: 936


message 47: by Amy (new)

Amy So funny that I had picked up Across the Universe before we even had it listed as the monthly read.


message 48: by Kristen (new)

Kristen | 1046 comments Here's my update:

May A) Letter A: Aya by Marguerite Abouet
Bonus genre: Graphic Novel, 105 pages

Points: 10

April C) Humorous book - The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Bonus genre: Humor, 144 pages.

Points: 15

Total points: 60
Books read: 5
Total pages read: 1574
Genres read: Sports fiction, Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humorous Fiction


message 49: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Castellano | 18 comments My update...

April - letter P -Prettiesby Scott Westerfeld
Bonus Genre: Science Fiction, 384 pages

Points: 10

Total points: 10
Total pages: 384


message 50: by Amy (new)

Amy Going to try and update the leaderboard twice a week. So I'll update tonight! You ladies are doing great!


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