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message 351: by Aneeqah (new)

Aneeqah | 70 comments 10.6 - 'Big Book Task' Read a book that is 400 pages, or longer.

I read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

Shiver has 400 pages.

Maggie Stiefvater is a Goodreads Author.

Points this post: 10
Tasks Completed: 1
GR Authors: 1
Big Books: 1

message 352: by Foxy (new)

Foxy Grandma (FoxyGrandma) | 741 comments Sorry for such a long post, but a 10 day beach vacation results in lots of books read!!!!!

5.1 BOO! - Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice by Anne Rice

5.3 IT'S ELEMENTAL - Iron House by John Hart
Used the element Iron

5.4 54 - Captive Moon by C.T. Adams
Book has 384 pages

10.1 IN THEIR OWN WORDS - Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
****GR Author****

10.4 MONIKER MATH - Vanished by Karen Robards
Readerboard name has 7 letters

10.5 BLOOD MOON - The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
****GR Author****

10.8 READERS ALSO ENJOYED - Love You More by Lisa Gardner
Used 10th Anniversary

Fire and Ice A Beaumont and Brady Novel (Beaumont and Brady) by J.A. Jance by J.A. Jance
Used task 10.8 Red/Orange cover

B. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
Added to TBR 8/17/11
****GR Author****

20.4 SERIES LOVER - Winter Prey by John Sandford
Buried Prey was published in 2011

20.6 OH THE HORROR - Hunter's Moon by C.T. Adams
Chose to see B The Wolfman

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
Winner of Diamond Dagger Award in 2007

B. Dark Possession by Christine Feehan
Set in Brazil

The Outer Banks House by Diann Ducharme
Address - Book was set in NC

B. Moon's Web by C.T. Adams
My height is 62 inches, the book is the 2nd in the series

Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston by Douglas Preston
White cover

B. Forbidden Nights with a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
I would dress like a vampire for Halloween

Points: 195
Tasks: 13
Books: 17
Pages: 6275
GR Authors: 3

message 353: by Connie (new)

Connie (Connie_G) | 370 comments 20.8 It's my birthday. The Big 5-oh.

Tasting the Universe: People Who See Colors in Words and Rainbows in Symphonies by Maureen Seaberg

There are 7 "o's" in this title.

Points this post: 20
Total points: 140
Tasks: 10
Books: 10
Goodread authors: 3
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0

message 354: by Angie (new)

Angie (pinkindle) | 554 comments ANGIE CA

10.5 Blood Moon
Book: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
*GoodReads Author*
*1 BB Ticket* [512 pages]

20.9 Vegas Vacation
Book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Notes: 3) Main character is a wizard.

This Post: 30
Total to Date: 225
GRA Tickets: 7
BB Tickets: 1
Books Read: 14

message 355: by Marcia (last edited Sep 15, 2011 03:40AM) (new)

Marcia | 86 comments 5.1 - Boo!
Coraline by Neil Gaiman by Neil Gaiman (black cat on cover)

Neil Gaiman is a Goodreads Author

Points this post - 5
Total points - 30
Goodreads Authors - 1

message 356: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 130 comments Kelly G.

20.4 Series Lover

Matched by: Ally Condie. This fits b/c it is 384 pages, it is the first in the series (originally published in 2010), and the next book in the series is scheduled for release in November 2011.

Points this task: 20
Total Points: 20
Books Read: 1
Tasks Completed: 1
Goodreads Author: 0
Big Ticket Books: 0

message 357: by Salem (new)

Salem  | 45 comments 5.3 - It's Elemental

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Julie Kagawa is a Goodreads Author

Points this post: 5
Total points: 110
Tasks completed: 9
Books read: 10
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0

message 358: by Jayme VA (new)

Jayme VA | 789 comments 20.5 Bigger is Better- Katy's task: Falling

E. I was staring up at a strange thing in the sky and lost my balance! – Read a science fiction or fantasy book. The genre “science fiction” or “fantasy” must appear on the book’s main GR page.

I read Watcher in the Woods by Robert Liparulo which has Science Fiction as a category on the main page.

Liparulo is a goodreads author.

Points this post: 20
Total challenge points: 100
Goodreads Authors: Lauren Kate, Robert Liparulo
Big Books

message 359: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 156 comments 5.6 Labor day Alone Alone (Detective D.D. Warren, #1) by Lisa Gardner by Lisa Gardner 480 pages. Gardener is an occupation.

points | 5
Total challenge points | 80

message 360: by Nick (last edited Sep 15, 2011 10:39AM) (new)

Nick (doily) | 1315 comments Nickboy

30.4 Delicious Dee’s Task -- Trusty Shellback
Book 1. Initials in SHELLBACK
The Seas: A Novel by Samantha Hunt, 193 pages
Book 2. Gemstone West Kootenay the pioneer years by Garnet Basque, 168 pages (garnet is the gemstone)

30.7 Jennifer N’s Task: When I Was Young
Book A. Labor Day
book with 5 letters in the title: Flush by Carl Hiaasen Flush by Carl Hiaasen, 263 pages
Book B. Hallowe’en Nazareth Hill by Ramsey Campbell Nazareth Hill by Ramsey Campbell is full of ghosts brought out by the nefarious Oswald Priestley who is not a ghost himself, or is he? For Hallowe’en, I probably would dress up in a white sheet rather than as the demented former mental patient, since the hallucinogenic quality of the “ghosts” (What exactly ARE they?) of Nazareth Hill come to the forefront in the novel. 384 pages

Task Points this Post: 60
Total Points: 160
Pages Read: 3,493

message 361: by Jodi (last edited Sep 15, 2011 10:50AM) (new)

Jodi (Flute2005) | 22 comments JODI TX

5.2 Lat and Long

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #10) by Louise Rennison

I live in the U.S. and the book is set in England

Points this Post: 5
Total points: 35

message 362: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog (StephCover2Cover) | 53 comments Task 15.9: Winter Clothes

Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2) by Holly Black by Holly Black

Glove on the cover.
Holly Black is a Goodreads Author

Total Points: 15

Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 325
Total GoodReads Authors: 1

message 363: by Tanya (new)

Tanya Patrice (girlxoxo) | 142 comments Username: TANYAPT

Task: 20.8 Read any book whose title, subtitle, series name and/or author contains 5 - "o's".
Book: A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness
(2 "o's" in the book title; 2 in the series title; 1 in the author's name).

*** Goodreads Author and Big Book (500+ pages)***

Points this post: 20
Total Points: 100
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 5
Goodreads Authors: 3
Big Books: 500+(2), 750+(0), 1000+(0)

message 364: by Jody (last edited Sep 15, 2011 12:42PM) (new)

Jody | 124 comments 10.3. Headless Horseman
Mourning Becomes Cassandra Christina Dudley
Christina Dudley is a Goodreads Author
Excellent book!

Total Points so far. 20

message 365: by Bluemoon (new)

Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 1410 comments OK time to get on the board.

5.4 - 54 - Caribou Island by David Vann which has 240 pages.

20.7 - SHORTER IS SWEETER - Airmail by Naomi Bulger which is the oldest of the few books between 100- 200 pages on my TBR.

30.3 - E-TICKET TO RIDE - I first went to Fantasyland and read Ascension by Kara Dalkey. I liked it so much I stayed in Fantasyland and read Reunion by the same author.

Naomi Bulger and David Vann are Goodreads authors.


message 366: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog (StephCover2Cover) | 53 comments Task 10.7: Hot off the Presses

Passion by Lauren Kate

Lauren Kate is a Goodreads Author

Points this Post: 10
Total Points: 25

Total Tasks Completed: 2
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 565
Total GoodReads Authors: 2

message 367: by Butterflycager (last edited Sep 15, 2011 03:10PM) (new)

Butterflycager | 293 comments BUTTERFLYCAGER

20.3 Best Review - Amanda VA's task: Music Around the Fire

Option A: book with musical instrument in title:
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

Points this post: 20
Total challenge points: 315
Tasks completed: 21
Books read: 25
Goodreads Authors: 14
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0

message 368: by Kim (new)


30.3 Dlmrose's task: E-ticket Ride

E) Liberty Square-The Matchmakers by Jennifer Colgan

F) Fantasyland-Love's Magic by Tracie Hall

Points this task: 30
Total points: 90

message 369: by Kim (new)


5.8 - S.O.N.

For this task I read The Postcard Killers by James Patterson.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 95

message 370: by Seakbee (new)

Seakbee | 196 comments 20.9 Lucky Me! - Jayme VA's task: Vegas Vacation

I rolled 6 (I get to choose any option!): #4 Treasure Island
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Points this post: 20
Total points: 70
Tasks completed: 3
Books read: 5
Number of pages: 324/1609
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0

message 371: by Cassie (new)

Cassie | 133 comments CASSELM

5.1 Boo!
Antiques Roadkill by Barbara Allan. Antiques Roadkill (A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery, #1) by Barbara Allan (Max Allan Collins) There is a skeletal arm and leg sticking out of the trunk on the cover.

15.5 I Can See My House From Here
Chariots of the Gods Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Däniken by Erich von Daniken

25.4 Nickboy’s Task: Blood Diamonds!
Book 1:
Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler. Eric Ambler was a Diamond Dagger winner in 1986.
Book 2: A Passage to India by E.M. Forster. The book takes place in India.

30.8 Jenn Renee's task: Head of the Class
Book A: option A)Literature--Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol. I took this book from the World Library List.
Book B: Looking for Class: Days and Nights at Oxford and Cambridge by Bruce Feiler. The book has the word "class" in the title and takes place primarily at Cambridge University.

Total points this post: 75
Total points: 115

message 372: by Luckngrace (new)

Luckngrace | 156 comments 5.1 Boo! Witches' Bane Witches' Bane (China Bayles, #2) by Susan Wittig Albert by Susan Wittig Albert 272 pages

*** Susan Wittig Albert is a Goodreads Author***

5 points this task
85 points challenge total

message 373: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 129 comments JACKIE NC

15.2 Back to School - English Class

Option A:
The Big Four by Agatha Christie
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

Four and for

Points this task: 15
Total Points: 55
Goodreads Authors:
Big Book Tickets:

message 374: by Christie (new)

Christie Christie Guatemala

10.4 Moniker Math

Impulse & Initiative: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Abigail Reynolds

My readerboard name has 17 letters, so I added 1+7 to get 8. Reynolds has 8 letters in it.

Points this post: 10
Total Points: 30

message 375: by Emma (last edited Sep 15, 2011 09:31PM) (new)

Emma 30.6 I'd Like to See Your ID, Please 

First book: Option C -- I have brown eyes and read The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon which mainly has brown on the cover. (384 pgs)
The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon

Second book: Option D -- I have brown hair and read Practically Posh: The Smart Girls' Guide to a Glam Life by Robyn Moreno which has a picture of a woman with brown hair on the cover. (256 pgs)  
Practically Posh The Smart Girls' Guide to a Glam Life by Robyn Moreno

Points this post: 30 
Total Point Earned: 35 
Total Pages Read: 744 
Books Read: 3 
Tasks Completed: 2 
Good Read Authors: 0 
Big Book Tickets: 500(0), 750(0), 1000(0) 

message 376: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Sep 15, 2011 10:22PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 2629 comments Jayme(the ghostreader)

I completed 10.1 In Their Own Words_read a book that was featured on Goodreads Voice. I chose Janet Evanovich and read "Seven Up". Janet Evanovich is a goodreads author.

Tasks Completed: 4
Books Read: 5
Big Books 500+, 750+, 1000+
Goodreads Authors: 4 Janet Evanovich
Task Points: 10
Grand Total: 45/1100

message 377: by Kimi (new)

Kimi (kimifly) | 101 comments 10.5 - Blood Moon

Blood Roses by Francesca Lia Block

Points for this task: 10
Total points: 20

message 378: by Tineke (new)

Tineke (dutch-book) | 60 comments Tineke

20.8 - The big 5-'0'

Not Before Sundown by Johanna Sinisalo

5-'0's in title and author's name.

Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Big Books 500+, 750+, 1000+
Goodreads Authors:
Task Points: 20
Grand Total: 20/1100

message 379: by Gayla (new)

Gayla Bassham (Sophronisba) | 736 comments 5.3 It's Elemental

Read a book with the name of an element found on the periodic table in its title, subtitle, or author’s name.

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

This Post: 5
Total Points: 60
Tasks Completed: 7/61
Books Read: 12/87

message 380: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 584 comments 25.2 Math Class - It's As Easy As 1,2,3!

Option 1: one book with more than 600 pages
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving - 637 pages

Big Book ticket: 500+

Points this post: 25
Total points: 150
Tasks completed: 10
Books read: 11
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0

message 381: by Cindy AL (new)

Cindy AL (cangelmd) | 664 comments Cindy AL

10.6 Big Game Hunter:

The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg

480 pp

10.7 Hot Off the Presses:

Overbite by Meg Cabot

Published July 2011

15.1 Bye, Bye!:

Cat's Eyewitness by Rita Mae Brown

RITA was retired in 2005.

15.2 Back to School - English Class:

No One You Know by Michelle Richmond

"no" and "know'

Michelle Richmond is a Goodreads Author.

15.8 Stormy Weather:

The Storm Witch by Violette Malan

Points in this post - 65
Total Points - 120/1100
Books - 12/84
Pages - 2967
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Books:500+ - (0), 750+ - (0),1000+ - (0)

message 382: by Salem (new)

Salem  | 45 comments 5.2 Lat & Long

Princess Sultana's Daughters by Jean P. Sasson

I live in Guatemala. This book is set in Saudi Arabia.

Jean P. Sasson is a Goodreads Author

Points this post: 5
Total points: 115
Tasks completed: 10
Books read: 11
Goodreads Authors: 4
Big Books: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0

message 383: by Foxy (new)

Foxy Grandma (FoxyGrandma) | 741 comments Reposting (sorry guys)

10.4Ghost Moon by Heather Graham
6 letters in readerboard name and author name

20.4Winter Prey by John Sandford

message 384: by Sheila (last edited Sep 16, 2011 07:34AM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2036 comments 5.5 - Birth of a Nation

Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood

Published July 1 2000

5.8 - S.O.N.

Once a Spy by Keith Thomson

Total Points = 195

message 385: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments 30.6 Donna Jo's task: I'd Like to See Your ID, Please.
Option A: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson by Morgan Matson (MM) same as my initials
Option F: The Summer of Skinny Dipping (Summer, #1) by Amanda Howells by Amanda Howells (165 cm) Book 1 in series ***Goodreads Author***

Points for this Task: 30
Total Points: 50
Goal Total Points: 240
Completed Tasks: 20.9, 30.6
Tasks in Progress: 25.1, 30.7, 30.9, 30.10
Pages Read: 649
Books Read: 3
Goodreads Authors: 2 (Amanda Howells, Rachel Vincent)
Big Books: 500+() 750+() 1000+()

message 386: by Judy (new)

Judy | 540 comments JUDY

Task #10.7 Hot Off the Presses
Good Girls Don't- published Aug.30,2011

Task #15.5 I can see my house from here
The Curse of the Pharaohs

Points this post 10+15=25

Total points 150

Tasks completed 9
Books Read 12

message 387: by Sue T (last edited Sep 16, 2011 09:35AM) (new)

Sue T (SueTinge) | 1322 comments 30.7 Jennifer N - When I was Young

a) 5 words in title Death of a Trophy Wife by Laura Levine

b) I would dress up as a doctor so I read Oxygen by ***Goodreads author Carol Cassella*** Main character is a physician.

Points this post: 30
Total Points: 65
Tasks Completed: 3
Books Read: 4
GoodReads Authors: 2
Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (1), 1000+ (0)

message 388: by Rosemary (last edited Sep 16, 2011 12:34PM) (new)

Rosemary | 584 comments 30.5 Stranger in a Strange Land

Option A: A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
The book is set in the USA. Isherwood was born in the UK.

Option B: Mr Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood
published in the USA as The Last of Mr. Norris
Information from Wikipedia

Points this post: 30
Total points: 180
Tasks completed: 11
Books read: 13
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0

message 389: by Cindie (last edited Sep 16, 2011 01:58PM) (new)

Cindie Harp | 1293 comments 10.4 Moniker Math

I read Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. Her last name has 6 letters, as does my Readerboard name. ***** Hillary Jordan Is a Goodreads author****

Points: 50
Completed tasks: 5
Pages read: 2306
books read: 6
Good Reads Authors: 4

message 390: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 584 comments 20.8 The Big 5-Oh

Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
3 Os in the title and 3 more in the author name, total 6.

Points this post: 20
Total points: 200
Tasks completed: 12
Books read: 14
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0

message 391: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (BJRose) | 822 comments BJ Rose

3 new tasks

5.4 - 54 Read a book that has a 5 or 4 in the total number of pages
Duel of Hearts by Diane Farr has 352 pages

Diane Farr is a Goodreads Author

5.5 - Birth of a Nation book published in July of any year
What Isabella Desires by Anne Mallory was published July 1, 2007

15.7. Beginnings and endings
Read a book with a title that begins and ends with the same letter.
A Summer in Sonoma by Robyn Carr

Points this post = 25

Total Points = 115

Tasks Completed = 10
Total Pages = 3292
Goodreads Authors = 5
Big Books = 0

message 392: by Laurie (last edited Sep 16, 2011 04:43PM) (new)

Laurie Martin | 793 comments Laurie ME

5.4 54:

Sandra Hill - The Cajun Cowboy -- 349 pages

5.10: Women and Cats, Men and Dogs:

Laura Levine - Killer Cruise -- Janie Austin's cat, Prozac, is a stowawy on the cruise and plays a major role in the story.

25.2: Sandy's Task: Math Class - It's as Easy as 1,2,3!

1. Beverly Barton - The Fifth Victim -- 340 pages
2. Beverly Barton - The Last to Die -- 395 pages

Total points this post - 35
Total points overall - 160.

Laura Levine is a Goodreads author.

The Cajun Cowboy (Cajun, #3) by Sandra Hill Killer Cruise (A Jaine Austen Mystery, #8) by Laura Levine The Fifth Victim (Griffin Powell, #2) by Beverly Barton The Last To Die (Griffin Powell, #3) by Beverly Barton

message 393: by Zelda (new)

Zelda | 2 comments ZELDA

5.4 54 Countries

I read The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

The edition I read had 451 pages.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 5

message 394: by Susan (new)

Susan Storz | 504 comments 5.2 Latitude & Longitude

I live in the US (California). I read a The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowder. The majority of the story takes place in Iran, which is in the eastern hemisphere.

Points this post: 5
Total points: 70
Tasks completed:7
Books read: 8
Goodreads Authors: 4
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0

message 395: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog (StephCover2Cover) | 53 comments Task 15.7: Beginnings and Endings

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Becca Fitzpatrick is a Goodreads Author

Points this Post: 15
Total Points: 40

Total Tasks Completed: 3
Total Books Read: 3
Total Pages Read: 956
Total GoodReads Authors: 3

message 396: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (KristinaSimon) | 8629 comments Mod
15.1 -- Bye, bye!

I read The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz which was first published in 2007, the year the name Dean was retired.

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 55

message 397: by Rosemary (last edited Sep 16, 2011 09:27PM) (new)

Rosemary | 584 comments 15.4 I's Not Too Late But Don't Wait Any Longer

A: Balancing Karma fits task 20.8 from the summer challenge. This is a science fiction book and I.D. Locke is a female author. Book was approved for length on the ebook verification thread.

B: The Declaration by Gemma Malley
Added to my TBR in August 2011

25.3 Game Night

First book: D - Mr Green - green cover
The Firm by John Grisham The Firm
by John Grisham

Second book: B 4 Read a book that takes place outdoors Walden, or Life in the Woods by Henry Thoreau

Points this post: 40
Total points: 240
Tasks completed: 14
Books read: 18
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500=1, 750=0, 1000=0

message 398: by N. (new)

N. (nonodisco) | 12 comments 20.5 Falling

I chose option B, a book with feet on the cover:

American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 60

Total Tasks Completed: 3
Total Books Read: 3
Total Pages Read: 743
Total GoodReads Authors: 1
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)

message 399: by Sheila (last edited Sep 17, 2011 02:41AM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2036 comments 30.10 – Christina's task: Shopping at the School Store:

For the first die I rolled a 3 and read a book that is 352 pages long

The Bone Thief by Jefferson Bass

For the second die I rolled a 2 and read a book with the marker color black

Black Wind by Clive Cussler Big Book

Total Points = 225 Points

*Note - both of these books were great reads

message 400: by Janice (new)

Janice  | 539 comments Janice CA

20.3 Music Around the Fire.....

"Bell" was approved for option A, a musical instrument, in the task help thread.

Circus Queen and Tinker Bell: The Memoir of Tiny Kline by Tiny Kline
5 stars

This book is a challenge to find, but if you are interested in circus history, it is well worth the search.

total: 45
tasks: 3
books: 3
GR Authors: 1

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