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message 1: by Kristen (last edited Jul 07, 2011 08:35PM) (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Alright guys, we posted the Tasks and Discussion and are ready to roll. Please report your reads here and Karis and I will be updating the scoreboard at least once a week. Any questions, please leave them in the Tasks and Discussion thread. Thanks!

The numbers before each task break down as such - number before decimal is the section it's in. number after the decimal is the amount of points it is worth. For the first task it would be Section 1 and worth 5 points.

Involve Yourself Section
1.05 Read any book discussed in one of the discussion threads here at Wild Things, and contribute to the discussion.
1.10 Read one of the group reads chosen during July, August, or September and contribute to the discussion.
1.15 Read a book rated 5 stars by a Wild Things member and in your review discuss why you selected the book and why you agree or disagree with the other member’s rating, then share it when you post for points.
1.20 Read a book from the WT Top Novel list and discuss why you think it should or should not be on the list.
1.25 Read two books from the same YA or MG series.

Award Section
2.5 Read a book from one of the latest ALA lists.
2.10 Read a book that got a five starred review from SLJ, Booklist, Kirkus.
2.15 If your state has a Readers Choice award, read a nominee for 2012.
2.20 Read an honor or winner of the Newbery Medal.
2.25 Read both a winner and nominee of the National Book Award from the same year.

* For the award section, when you post points, let us know if you thought the book deserved the award, honor or nomination and why.

Summer Lovin’ Section
3.5 In honor of the movie Grease, read a book about a high school romance.
3.10 Read a book that has a summery cover or takes place in a summery setting.
3.15 Read a book where the main character has a summer job.
3.20 Read a book with a title that sums up your first love.
3.25 Read two books that contain the word love, romance, heart, date, kiss or some conjugation of those words.

Road trip Section
4.5 Read a book where the main character moves to a new city.
4.10 Read a book where the main character goes on vacation or takes place during vacation.
4.15 Read a book that takes place at least partially in an alternate world/dimension.
4.20 Read a book that has a word or phrase found on a traffic or street sign or related to traffic safety in the title.
4.25 Read two books that take place in a country other than your own.

Back to School Section
5.5 Read a book about starting in a new school (moving to a new town, moving from middle to high school, high school to college, etc.)
5.10 Read a book about a major school event (examples include homecoming, prom, graduation).
5.15 Read a book from one of the high school reading lists in your area. (Can be non-YA)
5.20 Read a book you loved in middle or high school, or a book you hated in school but think you'd love now. (Can be non-YA)
5.25 Read a book that one of your teachers from your school days recommended. (Can be non-YA)


Extra points:

*For 2 points per book you may read multiple books that fit any of the challenges after you've completed that specific challenge. (So, if you want to read both group reads for July, the first would count for 10 points, the second would could for 2 points).

***Genre Points Bonus***

The whole goal of the challenges is to get you to pick up something new and different. So, for each different genre you read, you will earn 5 points. This is only available once per genre. Only one genre can be claimed per book. (i.e. you can't claim both paranormal and romance for Twilight.) Check out our discussion boards to find some books in other genres that may fit into your A-Z!

Here's a list of the genres we'll accept for this challenge:

Action/Adventure
Classic
Dystopian/Apocalyptic/Post-Apocolyptic
Fantasy/Supernatural
Graphic Novel
Historical Fiction
Horror/Thriller/Suspense
Humor
Manga
Mystery
Nonfiction
Paranormal
Poetry
Realistic Fiction/Contemporary
Romance
Sci-Fi
Short Stories
Sports Fiction
War
Multicultural
LGBT
Religious
Folk/Fairy Tale (including retellings)


message 2: by Kellee (last edited Jul 01, 2011 05:32PM) (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Completed Tasks
1.25 Dawn and the Impossible Three by Ann M. Martin (176 pages) & Kristy's Big Day by Ann M. Martin (152 pages) 7/1/11 (Baby-sisters Club Books #5 & 6)
Genre bonus: Realistic Fiction

3.15 Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin (160 pages) 7/1/11 (The BSC ran a play group during the summer)

4.15 The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen (144 pages) 7/1/11 (Takes place in Ingleland in the town of Meddlesome)
Genre bonus: Graphic Novel

Points earned: 65
Total points: 65
Total pages: 632
Genres used: Realistic Fiction, Graphic Novel



message 3: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Are you mayhap doing the readathon this weekend? Hrm? :-D


message 4: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Kristen wrote: "Are you mayhap doing the readathon this weekend? Hrm? :-D"

I'm not, but maybe I should be ;-P Who's hosting a readathon?


message 5: by Emily (new)

Emily 1.15 Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (5 stars given by Shaun) +15
Genre-Paranormal+5

Points-20
Pages-335
Total Points-20
Total Pages-335


message 6: by Kellee (last edited Jul 02, 2011 06:19PM) (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Completed Tasks
1.15 Foiled by Jane Yolen (160 pages) 7/2/2011 (Rated 5 stars by Kristen)

4.25a A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd (240 pages) 7/2/2011 (England)

Genre bonus: Horror

Points earned: 32.5
Total points: 97.5
Total pages: 1032
Genres used: Realistic Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror



message 7: by Kristen (last edited Jul 02, 2011 08:58AM) (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Back of the Book Reviews is holding the readathon Kellee. :)

Ooo how did you like Foiled? I bought that when I had the awesome chance to meet Jane Yolen. :)


message 8: by Heather (new)

Heather Bree (blackdotbug) My god Kellee you kill me! How is it possible you read four books in one day?


message 9: by Kellee (last edited Jul 02, 2011 12:20PM) (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Kristen wrote: "Back of the Book Reviews is holding the readathon Kellee. :)

Ooo how did you like Foiled? I bought that when I had the awesome chance to meet Jane Yolen. :)"


I was really surprised by how much I liked Foiled. I hope there is a sequel, though, because the story see unfinished.

Too late to join the readathon now. I have the hardest time keeping up with blogs... How do you do it?


message 10: by Kellee (last edited Jul 02, 2011 12:23PM) (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Heather wrote: "My god Kellee you kill me! How is it possible you read four books in one day?"

Well, I'm not working which helps. A lot :)
Also, I decided that when my husband is not home, I am going to limit myself to 2 hours of tv or less and the rest of the time I have to read. It is amazing how much reading I can get done with the TV off (I know, what a concept right ;-P)
AND I have SO many books I want to read, so I am really just trying to pop 'em out ;)


message 11: by Heather (new)

Heather Bree (blackdotbug) Still. It is physically impossible for me to read 600 pages in a day. I'm just a slower reader.

[pityparty] :( I'm never gonna win one of these challenges. [/pityparty]

But it's not going to stop me from trying!!


message 12: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Kellee, I actually go through my reader fairly frequently. Plus I've got some good blogger friends on Twitter (I think I follow more twitter peeps than blogs.. by a huge amount..) that let me know about readathons. :) I don't actually think I follow that blog, but oh well. I've kinda sucked this readathon so far. I get distracted when my husband is home and if the computer is on.


message 13: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Heather wrote: "Still. It is physically impossible for me to read 600 pages in a day. I'm just a slower reader.

[pityparty] :( I'm never gonna win one of these challenges. [/pityparty]

But it's not going to stop me from trying!!..."


Awwww :(
I'll come to your party!! You're a winner to all of us!
(And the challenges are supposed to be for fun, so as long as you are having fun, that's what matters!! :D)


message 14: by Heather (new)

Heather Bree (blackdotbug) Thanks Kellee. :)
And I do have fun with these challenges. Loads. So it is all worth it.


message 15: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Kristen wrote: "Kellee, I actually go through my reader fairly frequently. Plus I've got some good blogger friends on Twitter (I think I follow more twitter peeps than blogs.. by a huge amount..) that let me know ..."

I got so behind on my reader, I just haven't looked at it in months. I have some blogger friends on Twitter, but not that many and I don't think any that do challenges really. I get so caught up in GRs and Twitter stuff anyways, I'd probably not do very well on other stuff. I already dropped all of my GoodRead's groups except this one and the Mock Printz and Newbery because I couldn't keep up with the rest...


message 16: by Brandi (new)

Brandi (librandian) | 206 comments Read a book that takes place at least partially in an alternate world/dimension: The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith 368 pages

Genre: Horror/Thriller/Suspense

Total Pages: 368
Total Points: 20


message 17: by Heather (new)

Heather Bree (blackdotbug) 2.5 ALA list book

Taster's Choice by John Layman, 128 pgs, genre: graphic novel

Totals
1 of 25 tasks
1 of 29 books
128 pages
10 points

Genres: graphic novel


message 18: by Amy (last edited Jul 02, 2011 06:23PM) (new)

Amy I'm right there with ya Heather! I read fast, but not that fast. Plus I have two five year olds running around. But yay, I finished my first challenge book!

4.10 Main character goes on vacation/takes place during vacation
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
The main character goes to England with her dad for summer vacation.

Genre: paranormal
Total Points: 15
Total Pages: 359


message 19: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Hi Amy,

See, you read a book before I did for the challenge. :) Your points would be 15 though, 10 for the task and 5 for the genre. :)


message 20: by Amy (new)

Amy Oops, sorry. Got ahead of myself. I think I by accident added in the ten points. Sorry.


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments 1.10 Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Genre Bonus (Humor)- 5
Pages- 390

3.5 The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
Genre Bonus (Contemporary/Realistic)- 5
Pages- 400

Points- 25
Pages- 790
Books Read-2
Genres Completed- Humor, Contemporary/Realistic


message 22: by Kellee (last edited Jul 05, 2011 12:41AM) (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Completed Tasks
4.10 Ashfall by Mike Mullin (466 pages) 7/3/2011 (Alex's family is on vacation, and he is home alone, when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts)
Genre bonus: Apocalyptic

4.25b The Beatles: Music Revolutionaries by Jeremy Roberts (112 pages) 7/5/11 (Primarily takes place in England)
Genre bonus: Nonfiction

Points earned: 32.5
Total points: 130
Total pages: 1610
Genres used: Realistic Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Apocalyptic, Nonfiction



message 23: by Amy (new)

Amy 4.20 Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (487 pages) ( based on Greek mythology)
Genre: romance

Points this book: 25
Total Points: 40
Total Pages: 846
Genres uses: paranormal, romace


message 24: by Emily (new)

Emily 5.05 Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (goes to Battle school then Command School) +05
Genre-Sci-Fi+5

Points-10
Pages-357
Total Points-30
Total Pages-692


message 25: by Amy (new)

Amy Love that book Emily. I've read it several times!


message 26: by Emily (new)

Emily This is the first time I've ever read it, and it was really good.


message 27: by Amy (new)

Amy You should read the others in the series. They are just as good!


message 28: by Emily (new)

Emily Is there more than one other. I thought it was just 2. Ender's Game and another one.


message 29: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Completed Tasks
4.5 Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (368 pages) 7/6/2011 (Doug moves to Maryville after his father loses his job)
Genre bonus: Historical Fiction

3.10 Junonia by Kevin Henkes (144 pages) 7/6/2011 (Takes place during an annual vacation to Florida and the beach)

Points earned: 20
Total points: 150
Total pages: 2122
Genres used: Realistic Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Apocalyptic, Nonfiction, Historical Fiction



message 30: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Alright, I finally finished a book for the challenge. Yipppeee! :)

4.15 Candle Man, Book Two: The Society of Dread (336 pages) 7/6/11 (takes place in an alternate world where alchemy exists)
Genre bonus: Fantasy/Supernatural

Total points: 20
Total pages: 336
Genres: Fantasy/Supernatural


message 31: by Amy (new)

Amy I think there are three but there are others that are from the perspective of other characters (like Bean).


message 32: by Heather (new)

Heather Bree (blackdotbug) 3.10 Summery cover

True... Sort of by Katherine Hannigan
True... Sort of by Katherine Hannigan, 320 pages

Totals
2 of 25 tasks
2 of 29 books
448 pages
20 points
1 genres

Genres: graphic novel


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments 2.20 Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
Genre Bonus (Classic)- 5
Pages- 139

4.15 Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Genre Bonus (Sci-fi)- 5
Pages- 397

Points- 70
Pages- 1,326
Books Read-4
Genres Completed- Humor, Contemporary/Realistic, Sci-fi, Classic


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments Leaderboard

Kellee: 155 points; 2,122 pages
Karis: 70 points; 1,326 pages
Amy: 40 points; 846 pages
Emily: 30 points; 692 pages
Heather: 20 points; 448 pages
Brandi: 20 points; 368 pages
Kristen: 20 points; 336 pages

Total Points: 355
Total Pages: 6,138

Great start, Ladies!!


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments Does anyone have a spreadsheet that they created for this challenge and would care to share?

I am finally getting on the board:
When Life Gives You O.J. by Erica Perl
3.15 Character gets a summer job (dog walking)
points 15
pages 208
(Note: I gave it a 5 star)


message 36: by Lydia (new)

Lydia (loverofinformation) | 596 comments Kristen,
Could you insert the tasks and all in the first post here? That will prevent toggling between boards when affirming we have the right entry. Oh, and when I did look, I never saw how many pts. for each task completed. When I look at these entries, I can't tell if it's 5 or 10.


message 37: by Brandi (new)

Brandi (librandian) | 206 comments 4.10 Read a book where the main character goes on vacation or takes place during vacation.

Welcome to Camp Nightmare by R.L. Stine 160 pages

Total Pts: 30
Total Pages: 528


message 38: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Lydia wrote: "Kristen,
Could you insert the tasks and all in the first post here? That will prevent toggling between boards when affirming we have the right entry. Oh, and when I did look, I never saw how many p..."


Each task's points is determined by it's number. For example, if it is task 5.20 that means it is in section 5 and is worth 20 points.


message 39: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Completed Tasks
5.20 Boy-Crazy Stacey by Ann M. Martin (138 pages) 7/7/2011 (I loved this whole series when I was in middle school and it is so interesting to reread as an adult :D)

Points earned: 20
Total points: 170
Total pages: 2260
Genres used: Realistic Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Apocalyptic, Nonfiction, Historical Fiction



message 40: by Emily (last edited Jul 09, 2011 02:06PM) (new)

Emily 4.05House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo +05
Genre-Suspense+5

Points-10
Pages-304
Total Points-40
Total Pages-996


message 41: by Amy (new)

Amy Wasn't sure if I should put my review here with my points so let me know if I need to put my review somewhere else.

1.15 Book rated 5 stars by a WT Member
Clockwork Angel
Points: 20
Genre: historical fiction
Pages: 476
Total Points: 60
Total Pages: 1322

Rated 5 stars by Brandi. I picked up this book because Brandi and I usually have similar tastes in books. I've read many other books that she's read and really enjoyed them. This one not so much. For me, it was extrememly slow moving and I had a hard time identifiying with the characters. I'm not sure if the setting (the 1800's) had anything to do with my dislike of the book. I didn't feel like I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened. I felt like the characters were eh and the plot was just so so. The idea of a mechanical army was cool but I just didn't find enough substance in this book. At the end, I was left hanging which is great if I wanted to read the remainder of the books, which I don't. So I guess this is one mystery I"ll just have to live with.


message 42: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments That's perfect Amy! :) Cassie isn't the most prolific author and I'm always interested to see who enjoys her books and who doesn't and for what reasons. Interesting to think you disagreed with a person you normally sync with bookwise.


message 43: by Emily (new)

Emily 1.Unwind by Neal Shusterman+05

Points-5
Pages-335
Total Points-45
Total Pages-1,331


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments Amy wrote: "Wasn't sure if I should put my review here with my points so let me know if I need to put my review somewhere else.

1.15 Book rated 5 stars by a WT Member
Clockwork Angel
Points..."


Did you read the Mortal Instruments Series before reading Clockwork Angel? Did you like that better?


message 45: by Amy (new)

Amy No. Clockwork Angel was the first one of any of her books I've read. I think I'm pretty much done with anything in this series, which is sad because I don't know what's going to happen but can't make myself read another whole book to find out.


Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) (alybee930) | 446 comments Amy wrote: "No. Clockwork Angel was the first one of any of her books I've read. I think I'm pretty much done with anything in this series, which is sad because I don't know what's going to happen but can't ma..."

You might want to try the original series. Though I liked Clockwork Angel, I really loved the original series. City of Bones


message 47: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Completed Tasks
1.20 Wither by Lauren DeStefano (358 pages) 7/10/2011

Points earned: 20
Total points: 190
Total pages: 2618
Genres used: Realistic Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Apocalyptic, Nonfiction, Historical Fiction



message 48: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Completed Tasks
Extra 1.25 The First Escape (288 pages) & Secret of Indigo Moon, the #2 (304 pages) by G.P. Taylor 7/10/11

Points earned: 4
Total points: 194
Total pages: 3210
Genres used: Realistic Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Apocalyptic, Nonfiction, Historical Fiction



message 49: by Stefanie (new)

Stefanie 2.20- Read a Newbery Medal winner
The House of the Scorpion
Genre: Sci-fi
Points: 25

I can definitely see why this book received the Newbery Medal. It was great. I would definitely reccommend it.


message 50: by Maree (new)

Maree | 233 comments Okay, I've been sucked into the awesomeness of this challenge. Here's my catchup post of what I've read so far for July:

3.5: Will Grayson, Will Grayson (LGBT), 310 pages, 10 points.
3.20: The Luxe (Historical Fiction), 433 pages, 25 points. I miss him. He bought me everything and could cook, too!
4.15: Witch Week (Mystery), 288 pages, 20 points
4.20: Ultimate X-Men #1 (Graphic Novel), 336 pages, 25 points. School Xing
5.5: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Multicultural), 304 pages, 10 points.

Total Points: 90
Total Pages: 1671


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