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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Jun 02, 2011 12:48PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (KristinaSimon) | 8629 comments Mod
25.4 - Jenn Renee's task: Color Me Happy......
Color is beautiful, fun, and inspiring. Let's celebrate color!
Roll 1 die 1 time to find your color:
1. Red (Pink, Scarlet, Crimson, Ruby, Maroon, Poppy)
2. Orange (Tangerine, Peach, Apricot, Pumpkin, Carrot, Coral,)
3. Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Amber, Saffron, Chiffon, Buttercup)
4. Green (Olive, Fern, Forest, Pine, Hunter, Jade)
5. Blue (Azure, Denim, Sky, Cyan, Cobalt, Indigo, Sapphire)
6. Purple (Plum, Iris, Violet, Orchid, Lilac, Mauve, Periwinkle)

Choose 2 different options for this task and read one book for each option:
1. Read a book with a cover that is primarily the color you rolled. Required: If you choose this option, you must include the cover or a link to the book in your post.
2. Read a book with the color you rolled in the title. The shades listed in parentheses will work, too. Plurals of will be accepted, but compound words will not work.
3. Read a book with the color you rolled in the author's first or last name. The shades listed in parentheses will work, too. As long as the color is contained within the name in its entirety, it will be accepted. (EX: Greenfeld would work for green. Goldman would work for yellow.)
4. Read a book in which the main character's name is the same as the color you rolled.The shades listed in parentheses will work, too.
5. Read a book in the Genre represented by the color you rolled.
Red for Love - Romance
Orange for Caution- Suspense/Thriller
Yellow for Happy- Humorous or Inspirational
Green for Lively - Action/Adventure
Blue for Mysterious- Mystery
Purple for Magical- Fantasy/Paranormal

Required: State which options you chose when you post.


message 2: by JennRenee (last edited Jul 02, 2011 08:03AM) (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Approved for cover color...
Red -
Orange Wanted (Pretty Little Liars, #8) by Sara Shepard An Exclusive Love A Memoir by Johanna Adorján Peony in Love by Lisa See Our Schools Suck by Jeanne Theoharris
Yellow Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Green-
Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1) by Amanda Hocking Sourcery (Discworld, #5) by Terry Pratchett
Mrs Tim of the Regiment (Bloomsbury Group) by D.E. Stevenson
Blue The Witches by Roald Dahl
Purple A Treasury of Royal Scandals The Shocking True Stories History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors by Michael Farquhar The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue by Edna O'Brien The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier The Tailor's Daughter by Janice Graham The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen A Room of One's Own (Penguin Modern Classics) by Virginia Woolf Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga, #2) by Orson Scott Card The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani Gorgeous by Rachel Vail

Approved for Genre

Romance:An Echo in the Bone
Humorous/Inspirational
Suspense/Thriller Damaged
Action/Adventure
Mystery
Fantasy A Wizard of Earthsea


message 3: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments placeholder


message 4: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (KristinaSimon) | 8629 comments Mod
This thread is now open for questions.


message 5: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6089 comments hmmm, 5 and blue is it...me likely the task!


message 6: by Amanda Pearl (new)

Amanda Pearl (amandapearl) | 272 comments I LOVE this task! That is all....


message 7: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 1983 comments I rolled a 2---
Is this cover peach? It looks peach to me.

thanks

Peony in Love by Lisa See


message 8: by kiki (new)

kiki (keekers) | 809 comments i rolled a 6 - purple...so i was hoping these would work:

for option 2 - Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning (violet in the title). guess this would work for option 4, also!
for option 5 - A Wizard of Earthsea, which has "fantasy" listed first on its shelves.

thanks for your help! great task! :)


message 9: by Erin (NY) (new)

Erin (NY) (erin_p) | 515 comments I got red... An Echo in the Bone has "Romance" listed as the 3rd genre, that counts, right?


message 10: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments Wanted (Pretty Little Liars, #8) by Sara Shepard is this "orange" enough?

Also Damaged (Maggie O'Dell, #8) by Alex Kava has a Thriller for #1 genre so would that work?


message 11: by Gayla (new)

Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 736 comments Would An Exclusive Love A Memoir by Johanna Adorján count as an orange cover?


message 12: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Kathy G. wrote: "I rolled a 2---
Is this cover peach? It looks peach to me.

thanks

Peony in Love by Lisa See"


Yes that looks Peach to me.


message 13: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments ★Meghan★ wrote: "Wanted (Pretty Little Liars, #8) by Sara Shepard is this "orange" enough?

Also Damaged (Maggie O'Dell, #8) by Alex Kava has a Thriller for #1 genre so would that work?"


Both of these will work for orange.


message 14: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Erin (NY) wrote: "I got red... An Echo in the Bone has "Romance" listed as the 3rd genre, that counts, right?"

Yes this will work for romance


message 15: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Gayla wrote: "Would An Exclusive Love A Memoir by Johanna Adorján count as an orange cover?"

Yes, this will work.


message 16: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments kiki wrote: "i rolled a 6 - purple...so i was hoping these would work:

for option 2 - Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning (violet in the title). guess this would work for option 4, als..."


Wizards are fantasy for sure. Both books are great options!


message 17: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 578 comments Would any of these work for a purple cover? Thanks in advance.

A Treasury of Royal Scandals The Shocking True Stories History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors by Michael Farquhar
The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue by Edna O'Brien
The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier
The Tailor's Daughter by Janice Graham
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
A Room of One's Own (Penguin Modern Classics) by Virginia Woolf
Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga, #2) by Orson Scott Card
Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani


message 18: by Gayla (new)

Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 736 comments Jenn Renee wrote: "Gayla wrote: "Would An Exclusive Love A Memoir by Johanna Adorján count as an orange cover?"

Yes, this will work."


Thank you!


message 19: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Patricia wrote: "Would any of these work for a purple cover? Thanks in advance.

[bookcover:A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, ..."



Looks like to me most would work.
Northanger Abby and The Blood of Flowers look more red on my monitor but if they look more purple on yours then just state that when you post. Parades end looks like it has a lot more brown than purple so that is the only one I would say wouldn't work.


message 20: by kiki (new)

kiki (keekers) | 809 comments Jenn Renee wrote: "kiki wrote: "i rolled a 6 - purple...so i was hoping these would work:

for option 2 - Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning (violet in the title). guess this would work for ..."


great, thanks! :)


message 21: by Sue T (new)

Sue T (SueTinge) | 1322 comments This should be fun!


message 22: by Judy (new)

Judy | 540 comments Just wanted to check if Mrs Tim of the Regiment (Bloomsbury Group) by D.E. Stevenson would work for a green cover?

Also, for #4 can the color be either the character's first or last name?

Thanks!


message 23: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Judy wrote: "Just wanted to check if Mrs Tim of the Regiment (Bloomsbury Group) by D.E. Stevenson would work for a green cover?

Also, for #4 can the color be either the character's first or last name?

Thanks!"


that works great for a green cover and yes the name can be the first or last name.


message 24: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 578 comments Jenn Renee wrote: "Patricia wrote: "Would any of these work for a purple cover? Thanks in advance.

[bookcover:A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kin..."


Thanks for confirming!


message 25: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments Yay! Thanks...gives me an excuse to finish the Pretty Little Liars series and read my First Reads book I just got.


message 26: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 02, 2011 05:05PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) Here are some links that may help:
Red http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/29...
Pink http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/29...
Orange http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/78...
Yellow http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/27...
Green http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/29...
Blue http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/29...
Purple http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/29...

Some books appear on two lists. Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen appears on both the pink and purple lists. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time  by Mark Haddon appears on the red and orange lists. So you might want to make sure they work for your color with the task manager first.

These lists could help with task 10.9 too.

Now, I wish I was playing Yahtzee. Every time I have rolled dice in this challenge, I've gotten the number 5!


message 27: by Cindy AL (new)

Cindy AL (cangelmd) | 664 comments Are these books green or blue or some other color:

Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1) by Amanda Hocking and Sourcery (Discworld, #5) by Terry Pratchett


message 28: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6089 comments if anyone needs a green character - there are a series of mysteries called the Jade Del Cameron mysteries - starts with Mark of the Lion


message 29: by JennRenee (last edited Jun 06, 2011 05:40AM) (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Cindy AL wrote: "Are these books green or blue or some other color:

Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1) by Amanda Hocking and Sourcery (Discworld, #5) by Terry Pratchett"



They both look blue green to me so I would take them for either blue or green.


message 30: by Fiona (Titch) (last edited Jun 06, 2011 06:01AM) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (Titch) My die was YELLOW: Shall I read which book The Bloodied Ivy - Robert Goldsborough or The Saffron Kitchen - Yasmin Crowther or Half of a Yellow Sun?


message 31: by Amanda Pearl (new)

Amanda Pearl (amandapearl) | 272 comments I rolled red. For the romance option, can it be a paranormal romance? Or does it have to be a strict human on human romance? I ask because purple is listed as paranormal. Thanks!


message 32: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Amanda Pearl wrote: "I rolled red. For the romance option, can it be a paranormal romance? Or does it have to be a strict human on human romance? I ask because purple is listed as paranormal. Thanks!"

any romance works!


message 33: by Cindy AL (new)

Cindy AL (cangelmd) | 664 comments Jenn Renee you are a peach - I have these both on Kindle/Ipad, so I really did not want to try to find these at the store to confirm the color. Green it is!


message 34: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Fiona (Titch) wrote: "My die was YELLOW: Shall I read which book The Bloodied Ivy - Robert Goldsborough or The Saffron Kitchen - Yasmin Crowther or [book:Half o..."

you can use two of these books for the challenge. You can use one for color in the title and one for the color in the authors name. good choices!


message 35: by Petra (new)

Petra Just to confirm: I rolled a 4 (green). Any shade of green works; not just those listed?


message 36: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Petra wrote: "Just to confirm: I rolled a 4 (green). Any shade of green works; not just those listed?"

Only the shades listed work for options 2-4 for option 1 it just needs to be a green book cover.


message 37: by Petra (new)

Petra Okay. I was hoping to use Holly as an author's name but I'll find another slot for the book.
Thanks.


message 38: by Janet (new)

Janet Berkman (jannie_b) Is this okay for purple? While it's mainly black and white, the purple certainly stands out against it.

A Cool Head (Quick Reads) by Ian Rankin


message 39: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Janet wrote: "Is this okay for purple? While it's mainly black and white, the purple certainly stands out against it.

A Cool Head (Quick Reads) by Ian Rankin"


The Purple does stand out but I don't think its enough purple for a purple cover.


message 40: by Hettie (new)

Hettie | 131 comments Question on option 5.

I rolled a 3 and got yellow and so the genre was Happy- Humorous or Inspirational.

Is this books I find personally humorous or inspirational or does it needed to be listed in the genre on the books homepage on goodreads?


message 41: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Hettie wrote: "Question on option 5.

I rolled a 3 and got yellow and so the genre was Happy- Humorous or Inspirational.

Is this books I find personally humorous or inspirational or does it needed to be listed ..."


whatever you find as humorous or inspirational to you. I think that inspiration and funny is a personal opinion.


message 42: by Hettie (new)

Hettie | 131 comments Jenn Renee wrote: whatever you find as humorous or inspirational to you. I think that inspiration and funny is a personal opinion.

Thanks for the clarification. Going to ponder over my tbr shelf now to choose.


message 43: by Carla (new)

Carla (carlajones) | 94 comments Will The Witches by Roald Dahl work for blue? I just wanted to make sure it wasn't too "young." Thanks!


message 44: by Cindy AL (new)

Cindy AL (cangelmd) | 664 comments Name some action adventure books so I can get a feel for what u had in mind


message 45: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Carla wrote: "Will The Witches by Roald Dahl work for blue? I just wanted to make sure it wasn't too "young." Thanks!"

Yes this will work for blue.


message 46: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Cindy AL wrote: "Name some action adventure books so I can get a feel for what u had in mind"

I read pretty much young adult so these are some of the ones I would pick as action adventure. Although anything that has action or adventure will work.

Vampirates Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates, #1) by Justin Somper Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, #1) by Anthony Horowitz
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1) by James Patterson

if action or adventure is listed on the side its a good choice.


message 47: by Katy (new)

Katy | 508 comments Would you call this orange? Our Schools Suck Students Talk Back to a Segregated Nation on the Failures of Urban Education by Celina Su


message 48: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Katy wrote: "Would you call this orange? Our Schools Suck Students Talk Back to a Segregated Nation on the Failures of Urban Education by Celina Su"

Yes that looks orange to me.


message 49: by Katrina (last edited Jun 15, 2011 12:59AM) (new)

Katrina (katrinajt) | 457 comments I rolled for purple, would this one be purple enough, or is it too light?
Gorgeous by Rachel Vail


message 50: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1262 comments Katrina wrote: "I rolled for purple, would this one be purple enough, or is it too light?
Gorgeous by Rachel Vail"


On here it looks white, but I did look on amazon and it clearly is a light lavender background so yes this would work. Please note when claiming the points that cover is a light purple and approved. thanks


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