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message 1: by Sandy (last edited Aug 26, 2011 05:40PM) (new)

Sandy | 14513 comments Mod
THE FALL 2011 CHALLENGE WILL BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 AND END AT MIDNIGHT (EST) NOVEMBER 30, 2011.
This thread will open on SEPTEMBER 1.

This is where you will need to post information about completed tasks - updates to the Readerboard will be based on what is posted HERE AND ONLY HERE.

Please do not delete or edit any post in this thread!! Even if the post is not reflected on the Readerboard yet, I've often logged the post on my spreadsheet already and I will not know that you've made the changes. I do not go backwards in this thread to pick up points. If you need to make a change, just make a new post.

Please refer to the posting requirements for what must be included, and for guidelines that will help us keep the challenge running smoothly.

Posting Requirements

Any problems with task postings will be posted in the questions/problems thread. Please post there if you have a question about your points, Goodreads authors, or Big Books.

Questions/Problems

Good luck and have fun!


message 2: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 14513 comments Mod
Let the challenge begin!


message 3: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 219 comments 5.1 - Boo! Candy Cane Murder Finished 9/1/11

Total Point Earned: 5/975
Total Pages Read: 432/24301
Total Books Read: 1/66
Good Read Authors:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()





message 4: by Sheila (last edited Sep 01, 2011 01:11PM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2225 comments 5.1 - Boo!

The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death (Unabridged) by Charlie Huston The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston



Total Points = 5

*Note - This had to be one of the strangest books I have EVER read. I have never ever thought about the people that go to death and crime scenes and clean up the mess that is left. Talk about a creepy job, but I guess somebody has to do it. Yuck


message 5: by Rosemary (last edited Sep 01, 2011 12:55PM) (new)

Rosemary | 640 comments 5.8 S.O.N.

Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate AtkinSON

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


message 6: by Butterflycager (new)

Butterflycager | 293 comments BUTTERFLYCAGER

5.1 Boo!

Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie

Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie


5.9 Back to School

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

Newbery Medal winner for 1937


Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


message 7: by Katrina (last edited Sep 01, 2011 05:16PM) (new)

Katrina (katrinajt) | 457 comments 10.6 - Big Game Hunter

Feed by Mira Grant

583 pages.

Claiming one big book ticket

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0


message 8: by Kim (new)

Kim KIM NY

5.4 - 54: I read City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare by Cassandra Clare. This book had 485 pages.

Points this task: 5
Total points: 5


Danielle Louise (daniellelouise) | 83 comments Danielle Louise

5.9 -- Back to School
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
1996 Newbery Medal

Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 128
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(-), 750+(-), 1000+(-)





message 10: by Kathy G. (last edited Sep 02, 2011 02:22AM) (new)

Kathy G. | 20 comments Kathy G.

5.9- Back to School

Wringer not all birthdays are welcome by Jerry Spinelli
****Newberry Honor Book 1998***

Total Points- 5
Total Tasks - 1
Goodreads Authors- 0
Big Books- 0


message 11: by Sheila (last edited Sep 02, 2011 06:29AM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2225 comments 5.4 - 54

The Overton Window by Glenn Beck

I read the large print Library Binding edition that was 439 pages.

5.9 - Back to School

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen from the Newberry Honor list. (next to last listed on page 1)


Total Points = 15



*Hoot brought back what "fun" junior high school was back in the day.


message 12: by Fran (new)

Fran | 736 comments 5.9- Back To School

I read When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. This is a Newbery Award winning book.

Points For Post- 5
Total Points- 5
GR Authors-
Total Tasks- 1


message 13: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (lambfox) | 187 comments RACHEL CA: 15 pts total

15.09 GET OUT THE WINTER CLOTHES

From A House to A Home Great Ideas for Decorating the Home, Feeding the Family and Making the Most of Time-Off by Jemima Mills From A House to A Home: Great Ideas for Decorating the Home, Feeding the Family and Making the Most of Time-Off by Jemima Mills (straw hat on the top near the center--if you can't see it, it's more visible on the image of the paperback edition)

Points: 15
Total points: 15
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 14: by Ashlea (new)

Ashlea Daune (ashyydaune) | 45 comments 5.1 - Boo! Alice in Zombieland by Nickolas Cook 9/2/11

Total Point Earned: 5
Total Pages Read: 240
Total Books Read: 1
Good Read Authors:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()


message 15: by Liora (new)

Liora (chinquapin) Liora
5.2 Lat & Long - The Apprentice The Apprentice by Pilar Molina Llorente 112 pages
I live in the United States and the book is set entirely in Florence, Italy.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


message 16: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 156 comments 15.10 Roaming Wild-Manic: a memoir 256 pages

Task points-15

Challenge points-15



Manic a memoir by Terri Cheney


message 17: by Butterflycager (new)

Butterflycager | 293 comments BUTTERFLYCAGER

10.2 Queen of Denial

Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan

Negative word in title = never

Marie Brennan is a Goodreads Author.


Points this post: 10
Total challenge points: 20
Tasks completed: 3
Books read: 3
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


message 18: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (stacita) | 241 comments Stacey

5.4: 54
FreakAngels: Volume 3 (144 pages)

New points: 5
Total points: 5


message 19: by Carly (new)

Carly | 244 comments Carly

5.9 - Back to School

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan
2003 Newbery Honor

Points This Task: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Tasks in Progress: 0
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(-), 750+(-), 1000+(-)
Pages Read: 216


message 20: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Sep 03, 2011 12:28AM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2865 comments Jayme(the ghostreader)

I completed task 15.10 Roam Wild-choose a book of my choice. I read "Four To Score" by Janet Evanovitch. Janet Evanovich is a Goodreads author.

Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Big Books 500+, 750+, 1000+
Goodreads Authors: 1 Janet Evanovitch
Task Points: 15
Grand Total: 15/1100





message 21: by Alice (new)

Alice (aliceg) | 429 comments Alice G

Task: 10.3 Headless Horseman

Book: A Cupboard Full of Coats
A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards

Points: 10


message 22: by Wendy UK (new)

 Wendy  UK (wendyuk) | 756 comments 1.10 - Roaming Wild


Trowel and Error by Alan Titchmarsh


Total points to date 15





message 23: by Jayme VA (new)

Jayme VA | 789 comments 10.10 Back to Our Roots

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Points this post: 10
Total challenge points: 10
Goodreads Authors
Big Books


message 24: by Terri (last edited Sep 03, 2011 05:21AM) (new)

Terri (terrisa-uk) | 232 comments 15.4 It's Not Too Late, But Don't Wait Any Longer!

Book A: The Terra-Cotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri (fits 5.4 from the Summer Challenge - repeated letter (RR or TT)

Book B: The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri (added to my TBR on Aug 30 2011)

Points: 15


message 25: by Christine US (new)

Christine US (christineus) | 572 comments CHRISTINE US

Task 5.6 Labor day

Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

Job: PRIEST

Total: 5


message 26: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (lambfox) | 187 comments RACHEL CA: 20 pts total

5.10 WOMEN AND CATS, MEN AND DOGS

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (men and dogs). Garth Stein is a GOODREADS AUTHOR.

Points: 5
Total points: 20
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2
Goodreads authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 27: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (shorty_320) | 1382 comments STACIE MI

Task 20.10

I decided to read The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen and I have made my post in the discussion thread for that book.

**Sarah Addison Allen** is a Goodreads author!**

Points this task: 20
Total points: 20
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Pages read: 273
Goodreads authors: 1
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 28: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (stacita) | 241 comments Stacey

5.9 Back to School
American Born Chinese
(from the Printz Award list)

New points: 5
Total points: 10


message 29: by Cindie (last edited Sep 03, 2011 07:48AM) (new)

Cindie Harp | 1601 comments 10.1 - In Their Own Words: Read any book by an author interviewed by Goodreads Voice

I read The Red Queen by Phillipa Gregory. She was interviewed by the Goodreads Voice.

Total points: 10
Books read: 1
Total pages: 382





message 30: by Judy (new)

Judy | 729 comments JUDY

Task #10.4 Moniker Math
Damsel in Distress by Carola Dunn (Dunn and Judy each have 4 letters)

Task # 15.9 Get Out the Winter Clothes
Simply Scandalous by Carly Phillips

Points this post 10+15=25

Total points 25

Tasks completed 2
Books Read 2


message 31: by Jodi (last edited Sep 04, 2011 09:11AM) (new)

Jodi (readinggirl74) | 95 comments Readerboard Name - Jodi2

10.10 Blindness (Finished 9/2/11)
Points Earned: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
Goodreads authors: 0
Total Pages Read: 326
Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1,000+ (0)

5.2 Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey Of A Desert Nomad(Finished 9/3/11)
Points Earned: 5
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 2
Goodreads authors: 0
Total Pages Read: 240
Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1,000+ (0)


message 32: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Sep 03, 2011 09:17AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 590 comments Readerboard Name= Lindy-Lane

My Goal Points for this Season: 550
Points earned for this task: 15
Points Achieved to date: 15
Updated last on: 9.3
Total # of books read: 1
Total # of pages read: 320
Total # of tasks completed: 1
Total # of Goodreads Authors: 1
Total # of Big Books:
500+ (0)
700+ (0)
1000+ (0)

Task 15.10 Roaming Wild...book of your choice:

I read Double Black (A Ski Diva Mystery, #1) by Wendy Clinch Double Black by Wendy Clinch This is a Goodreads Author (9.2)

I chose this book as I (being a "virgin skier") think skiing is a "wild" thing to do.


message 33: by Rosemary (last edited Sep 03, 2011 10:52AM) (new)

Rosemary | 640 comments 20.5 Falling

B. Faked To Death (Simon Kirby-Jones Mysteries #2) by Dean James Faked To Death by Dean James
Feet on the cover

Points this post: 20
Total points: 25
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


message 34: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2225 comments 5.3 - It's Elemental

The Copper Bracelet by Jeffery Deaver

Total Points = 20


message 35: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 640 comments 5.4 54

Forever by Judy Blume, 155 pages

Points this post: 5
Total points: 30
Tasks completed: 3
Books read: 3
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


message 36: by Butterflycager (new)

Butterflycager | 293 comments BUTTERFLYCAGER

5.2 Lat & Long

The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith

I live in the United States, and this book is set in Botswana.

Alexander McCall Smith is a Goodreads Author.

Points this post: 5
Total challenge points: 25
Tasks completed: 4
Books read: 4
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


message 37: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments 5.10 Women and Cats, Men and Dogs

Christmas with Tucker by Greg Kincaid

10.8 Readers Also Emjoyed:

Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV
by Karleen Koen. I started with Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution, which was a much more engaging book.

15.7 Beginnings and Endings:

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross Fun YA Steampunk

Today's today: 30
Grand Total 30


message 38: by Kim (new)

Kim KIM NY

10.4 - Moniker Math

I read City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. My readerboard name has 5 letters and so does Clare's last name.

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 15


message 39: by Tammy AZ (new)

Tammy AZ (tammyaz) | 745 comments TammyAZ

15.5 I Can See My House from Here

The Curse of the Pharaohs

Book is set in Egypt.

Task Total: 15
Grand Total: 15


message 40: by Riona (new)

Riona (rionafaith) On the board!!


5.9 Back to School
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, which won the Newbery in 2010


Points This Post: 5
Total Points: 5
Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books: 1
Pages Read: 208
GoodReads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





message 41: by Katrina (new)

Katrina (katrinajt) | 457 comments 20.5 Bigger is Better- Katy's task: Falling

Prized by Caragh M. O'Brien

Option A: I was sick. Gaia Stone, the main character, is a midwife and performs her duties overseeing pregnant women throughout the book.
*Caragh O'Brien is a goodreads author*

Points this post: 20
Total points: 30
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0


message 42: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (lambfox) | 187 comments RACHEL CA: 25 pts total

5.08 S.O.N.

Secret Intensity of Everyday Life by William Nicholson (author's name)

Points: 5
Total points: 25
Tasks completed: 3
Books read: 3
Goodreads authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 43: by Beth (last edited Sep 03, 2011 07:26PM) (new)

Beth | 665 comments 15.7 - Beginnings and endings

Dear Cupid by Julie Ortolon

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Total Points: 15


message 44: by Lahni (new)

Lahni | 314 comments 15.5 I Can See My House

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
****GR Author****

Points: 15
Total Points: 15
GR Authors: 1
Big Books 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 45: by Angie (new)

Angie (pinkindle) | 597 comments ANGIE CA

15.1 Bye, bye!
Book: Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas
Notes: Tomas 2010. The Kindle edition has no page count, and there's no paperback, so the hardcover is 186 pages.
*GoodReads Author*

15.9 Get out the winter clothes
Book: Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate by Lauren Kate
Notes: Fingerless lace gloves. Approved in task help thread.
*GoodReads Author*

20.3 Music Around the Fire
Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Notes: "Chamber" music.

20.10 Group Read
Book: The Peach Keeper: A Novel by Sarah Addison Allen
Notes: Post #3 in the discussion thread.
*GoodReads Author*

This Post: 70
Total to Date: 70
GRA Tickets: 3
BB Tickets: 0
Books Read: 3


message 46: by Danielle Louise (new)

Danielle Louise (daniellelouise) | 83 comments Danielle Louise

10.2 -- Queen of Denial
Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Pages Read: 440
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(-), 750+(-), 1000+(-)





message 47: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (aleksandrakonwa) | 777 comments Finished

10.1 in their own words

Magic Hour by Krisitn Hannah

Task points 10
Total points 10
Total tasks 1
Total books 1


message 48: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 640 comments 10.4 Moniker Math

My readerboard name is Rosemary (8 letters).
I read: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Points this post: 10
Total points: 40
Tasks completed: 4
Books read: 4
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


message 49: by Isabell (new)

Isabell (purzel) | 247 comments 30.3 Dlmrose's task: E-ticket Ride

I went to the Haunted Mansion on Liberty Square (E) and read a paranormal book. The main character can find the dead (she feels when a corpse is near):
Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

After that I went to Fantasyland (F) and read a fantasy book. The setting is an alternate world and the main character has the magical ability to hear ghosts (So I suppose it might also work for E) and voices on the wind:
Terrier by Tamora Pierce

** Terrier has 582 pages, so it qualifies for a Big Book. **
** Tamora Pierce is a Goodreads author. **



Points this post: 30
Total points: 30
Goodreads authors: 1 (Tamora Pierce)
Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 100+ (0)


message 50: by Gayla (new)

Gayla Bassham (sophronisba) 10.7 Hot Off The Presses

Read a book first published in 2011.

A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion: A Novel by Ron Hansen

This Post: 10
Total Points: 10
Tasks Completed: 1/61
Books Read: 3/87


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