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message 1: by Lu (Sugar & Snark) (last edited Sep 30, 2011 12:09PM) (new)

Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12374 comments Mod
Here you can plan and ultimately cross of your tasks completed.

Each number (1-25) has to connect to a book you read for that number in some logical way.

Example:
2 - second book in a series
3 - titles is made up of 3 words
20 - book was released on the 20th of September
21 - authors birthday is 21st of April
25 - main character is 25

(Each person has his own, thus no task nomination)

Have fun :)


message 2: by Lu (Sugar & Snark) (last edited May 19, 2012 01:14PM) (new)

Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12374 comments Mod
Ninja spot holder (I know very unfair as I was here first, but I'll make up for it!) *throws marshmallows around*

1. Touch of Power (1st in a series)
2. Pretty Crooked (2 word title)
3. Deadly Little Secret (3 word title)
4. A Wrinkle in Time (4 word title)
5. Anna and the French Kiss (5 word title)
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (6 word title)
7. New Girl (7 letter title)
8. Twilight (8 word title)
9. Everneath (9 letter title)
10. Shadowland (10 letter title)
11. Lies Beneath (Title 11 letters)
12. Heist Society (12 letters in title)
13. Switched (13 word title)
14. Egypt: The Uprising (The Battle for Maat, #1) by Amira Aly (Only has 14 ratings 2011/10/28)
15. The Next Door Boys (15 letters)
16. Marked (Main character is 16)
17. The Initiation (Published on the 17th)

18. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Author 18 letters long)
19. Bloodlines (Finished on the 19th of Jan)
20. The Peculiars (letters in author name)
21. Azuri Fae (Title + Author)
22. The Weepers: The Other Life (22 letter title)
23. Tomorrow, When the War Began (Title 23 letters)
24. The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Title has 24 letters)
25. The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi (Title + Author + 25)


25/25


message 3: by Barbara (last edited Feb 06, 2012 06:07AM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I love reading series and some go way up there so this should be easy especially with all the extra things that count.
Please throw some chocolates or anything else not all these marshmallows :(

1. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett - first book in a series
2. The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett - second book in a series
3. Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett - third book in a series
4. The Queene's Cure by Karen Harper - fourth book in a series
5. White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz - Name Author plus title are 5 words
6. Aphrodite the Dive by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams - part 6 in a series
7. The Third Circle by Amanda Quick - Amanda Quick is one of 7 pen names the author uses
8. Red Lotus by Pai Kit Fai - title has 8 letters
9. Katherine by Anya Seton - title has 9 letters
10. Sizzle and Burn by Jayne Ann Krentz - published in 2008: 2+0+0+8=10
11. Surrender by Amanda Quick - name author has 11 letters
12. Secrets of the Tudor Court by Darcey Bonnette - the main character Mary howard died on 7-12-1557.
13. Green Darkness by Anya Seton - 13 letters in the title
14. The People's Queen by Vanora Bennett - set in 14th century
15. Emma by Jane Austen - published in 1815
16. Innocent traitor by Alison Weir - takes place in the 16th century
17. Murder Most Royal - George Boleyn borther of Anne Boleyn and one of the main characters in the book was executed on 17 May 1536
18. Mort by Terry Pratchett - name author plus title is 18 letters
19. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - published in the 19th century
20. The King's Secret Matter by Jean Plaidy - title has 20 letters
21. Cart and Cwidder by Diana Wynne Jones - I ordered this book from Bookdepository and they sent it to me on 21 december 2011
22. A study in Scarlett by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - birthday author is 22-5-1859
23. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin - 23 letters in the title
24. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - Author born in 1824
25. The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton - 25 letters in the title

COMPLETED


message 4: by Chrizette (last edited Mar 23, 2012 03:30AM) (new)

Chrizette | 906 comments I think this is going to be a real challenge for me especially when we start getting to the higher numbers - I might be needing some suggestions :)

3/25

1. Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts (Debut author - first book) (read 11.12.2011)
2. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (#2 in Last Survivors series)
3. The Master by Jean Johnson (#3 in Sons of Destiny series)
4. The Line by Teri Hall (released 04.03.2010)
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6. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (six word title)
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8. Somewhere the Bells Ring by Beth Trissel - (released 08 Nov 2011) (read 20.11.2011)
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12. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (released on 12.09.2006)
13. Those that wake by Jesse Karp (13 letters in title)
14. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne (14 in the title) read 17.04.2012
15. Zero Day by Mark Russinovich (released 15.03.2011)
16. Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (main character is 16)
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21. Mile 81 by Stephen King (author born 21 September)
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24. Gone by Michael Grant (#24 on my TBR list)
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somewhere the bells ring by Beth Trissel Dark Inside (Dark Inside, #1) by Jeyn Roberts Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne


message 5: by Claudia (last edited Jan 07, 2012 12:49AM) (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
1.Bloodrose
1 word title, released 1 Jan 2012, author birthday 1 Aug
2. The Witch's Daughter
Published 2 Feb 2009
3. Equal Rites
Third in series.
4.The Shadow Rising
Fourth in Series
5. Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire
5 letters in author's name, 5 in surname. Full title is 5 words long.
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Words in title
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
7 word title
8. The Color of Magic
The colour of magic is the 8th colour in the light spectrum on Discworld.
9. The Light Fantastic
Letters in author's surname
10. The Passage
Number of letter in title
11. Lockdown
11 Editions of this book on GR when I read it 2011/12/03
12. The Dragon Reborn
Letters in Author's surname
13. Wanderlove
Release date 13 March 2012
14.Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
Contains 14 short stories
15. Dark Eden
Main character's age
16. Red Mist
Letters in author's surname
17.The Last Temptation
Letters in title
18. The Girl Who Played with Fire
18 of my friends have read this book 2011/12/12
19. A Study in Scarlet
First published in 19th century
20. Touch of Power
Age of lead character
21. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Published 21 June 2003
22. Between Shades of Gray
Published 22 March 2011
23.This Dark Endeavor
Published 23 Aug 2011
24. The Great Hunt
Title + author = 24 letters
25.The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
Published on 25 Feb 2011

(25/25)
Done!


message 6: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
LOL, now I am going to have nightmares tonight of Kahlan and marshmallows.


message 7: by Lauren (last edited Mar 01, 2012 11:34PM) (new)

Lauren Smith 1.The Antithesis: Book Two Alpha by Terra Whiteman (the first of two books that comprise the second installment in the series)
2. The Antithesis: Book Two Beta by Terra Whiteman
3. Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones
4. Variant by Robison Wells - published 4 October
5. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - Charles Wallace, one of the main characters, is 5 years old.
6. The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi Mystery about 6 arms found buried in a forest, 6 missing people
7. Enormity by W.G. Marshall Will be published on 7 February 2012
8. Prador Moon by Neal Asher Novel has 8 chapters
9. The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen Published in September
10. Snuff by Terry Pratchett Published in October
11. Thieves at Heart by Tristan J. Tarwater Published in 2011
12. Carpathia by Matt Forbeck Set in 1912, published in 2012
13. Voices edited by Mark S. Deniz and Amanda Pillar 13 contributing authors
14. This Devil's Dice by Jackson Spence 14 letters in the title
15. Seed by Rob Ziegler - published 15/11/2011
16. The Spellcoats by Diana Wynne Jones Author born 16/08/1934
17. The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett The main character, George, turns 17 in the novel.
18. Fantastic Women edited by Rob Spillman Short story collection with 18 stories.
19. Empire State by Adam Christopher It's year 19 in the Empire State
20. The Pillars of Hercules by David Constantine 20 letters in the title
21. Erebos by Ursula Poznanski Title + author name = 21 letters
22. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle Doyle born 22 May 1859
23. The Rook by Daniel O'Malley - Main character's birthday is 23 May
24. Ragnorak by A.S. Byatt Byatt born 24 August 1936
25. Ghost Music by Graham Masterton Finished on 25 November.

Progress: 25/25


message 8: by Crusader (last edited Mar 22, 2012 01:18AM) (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2391 comments Mod

1. The Dwarves (Book #1)
2. Breeding Ground (2 word title)
3. Shadow of the Scorpion (Book #3)
4. The Face of Fear (4 word title)
5. The Fires of Heaven (Book #5 in series)
6. Wyrd Sisters (Book #6)
7. Halo: Cryptum (7th book in Halo franchise)
8. The Gabble and Other Stories (Published 2008)
9. Eric (Book #9)
10. Primordium (10 letters in title)
11. Reaper Man (Book #10)
12. The Omen Machine (Book #12)
13. Small Gods (Book #13)
14. Lords and Ladies (Book #14)
15. The Dragon Reborn (15 letter title)
16. Soul Music (Book #16)
17. Interesting times (Book 17)
18. Maskerade (Book #18)
19. Feet of Clay (Book #19)
20. Hogfather (Book #20)
21. Jingo (Book #21)
22. The Last Continet (Book #22)
23. Year's Best SF 6 (contained 23rd short story I read)
24. The Fifth Elephant (Book #24)
25. The Solitude of Prime Numbers (25 letters)


Total: 25/25


message 9: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Nah - One Thing Leads to Another will be much harder, especially since you can't rearrange your books as you would with others.


message 10: by Liezel (last edited Feb 28, 2012 10:45AM) (new)

Liezel (liezkl) | 727 comments my spot


1. The Magnolia League (1st in series)
2. Wake (author born in Feb)
3. You Against Me (3 words in title)
4. Dragonflight (author born in April)
5. Pride and Popularity (pub. May 2011)
6. The Capture (pub. June 2003)
7. The Beckham Experiment (pub. July 2009)
8. Love Rosie (published 08/11/04)
9. Shadowed Summer (author born in Sept.
10. Zelah Green (10 letters in title)
11. Timeless (publised 11/01/2011)
12. Before I fall (12 feb is date char dies and 'relives')
13. Heart-shaped Box (published 13/02/2007)
14. Hero (main char is 14yrs)
15. XVI (main char is 15 yrs)
16. Beastly (main char is 16yrs)
17. Jellicoe Road (main char is 17yrs)
18. Chain Reaction (main char has 18th b'day)
19. Crescendo (pub dte 19/10/2010)
20. The Peach Keeper (pub. 20/03/2011)
21. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (pub dte 21/06/2003)
22. Haven - pub dte 22/02/2011
23. Silence - Becca Fitzpatrick (Title + Author =23 letters)
24. The Iron Witch - Karen Mahoney (Title + Author =24 letters)
25. Lost in Time - Melissa de la cruz (Title + Author =25 letters)


Total 25/25



message 11: by Niecole (last edited Nov 08, 2011 03:29AM) (new)

Niecole | 2404 comments Mod
Booking my space

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4.When she woke (Published on the 4th of Oct 2011)
5. The Body Farm (5th in Kay Scarpetta Series)
6. From Potters Field (6th in Kay Scarpetta Series)
7. Cause of Death (7th in the Kay Scarpetta Series)
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message 12: by Lauren (Sugar & Snark) (last edited Dec 26, 2011 12:41AM) (new)

Lauren (Sugar & Snark) | 1260 comments Mod
No1- Pride Mates is book 1 in the series
Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound, #1) by Jennifer Ashley

No2- The Liar Society first published in Feb 2nd month
The Liar Society (The Liar Society, #1) by Lisa Roecker

No.3- Sin and Sensibility 3 word tittle
Sin and Sensibility (Griffin Family, #1) by Suzanne Enoch

No.4- Sing Me to Sleep 4 word tittle
Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison

No.5- The Summer I Turned Pretty publishedon the 5th of may
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1) by Jenny Han

No.6 -Vanish was published on the 6th of september
Vanish (Firelight, #2) by Sophie Jordan

No.7- Graceling part of the 7 kingdoms series
Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, #1) by Kristin Cashore

No.8- Die for Me 8 of my friend have written reveiws for this book
Die for Me (Revenants, #1) by Amy Plum

No.9- Silence 9% of reads gave the book three stars
Silence (Hush, Hush, #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick

No.10- The Ghost and the Goth the author has 10 letters in her name
The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1) by Stacey Kade

No.11- Magic Bites the author has 11 letters in her name
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews

No.12- Enclave released on the 12th of april
Enclave (Razorland, #1) by Ann Aguirre

No.13- After Obsession published on the 13th of sept
After Obsession by Carrie Jones

No.14- A Beautiful Dark the tittle has 14 letters
A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

No.15- Will Grayson, Will Grayson there are 15 editions of this book
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

No.16- The Girl in the Steel Corset the main character is 16 years old
The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1) by Kady Cross

No.17- The Adoration of Jenna Fox main character is 17 years old
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson


No.18Anna and the French Kissthe hero is 18 years old
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

No.19-The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway was 19 years old when she played the main character in the movie adaptation
The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1) by Meg Cabot

No.20-Nevermore the number of letter in the authors name and in the title added together = 20
Nevermore (Nevermore, #1) by Kelly Creagh

No.21- Immortal Beloved the main characters fake ID says she is 21
Immortal Beloved (Immortal Beloved, #1) by Cate Tiernan

No.22-Angelfire the author has 22 letters in her name
Angelfire (Angelfire, #1) by Courtney Allison Moulton

No.23-Possess was published on the 23rd of august
Possess by Gretchen McNeil

No.24-13 to Life 24 of my friend have this book on there to-read list
13 to Life (13 to Life #1) by Shannon Delany

No.25-Original Sin 25 friends reviewed this book
Original Sin (Personal Demons, #2) by Lisa Desrochers

25/25


message 13: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Lu, I have a question about the book you are planning to read for number 7. I don't get it. The author's b-day is in june is your reason for putting it on number 7 but june is the sixth month not the seventh.


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12374 comments Mod
Barbara that is a good point. Will fix it :)
It's cause for the life of me I can't remember months in order... I know its weird lol
Ask me the planets and I can tell you, but months, not a chance :(


message 15: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I always have to use my hands to figure out how many days a month has and when you ask me left or right in a pinch I can guarantee you I will send you the wrong way. So I understand :) I just asked to see if I was crazy or not. I was looking at what everyone was planning to get some ideas about how to apply the numbers and for the life of me I couldn't figure the june thing out so that is why I asked.


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12374 comments Mod
Glad you pointed it out :)


message 17: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2391 comments Mod
Lu wrote: "Ask me the planets and I can tell you, but months, not a chance :("

Tell us the planets in order please...


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12374 comments Mod
Well what do I do with Pluto now?


message 19: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2391 comments Mod
You exclude it from your list... and then you can always say, "and Pluto is of course a dwarf planet" with a smug look on your face.


message 20: by Sonette (last edited Jan 02, 2012 08:22AM) (new)

Sonette | 384 comments Here's mine so far:

2. Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles, #3) by Kami Garcia (written by 2 authors)
4. Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2) by Larissa Ione (book is about the 4 Horseman of the Apocolypse)
5. Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11) by Charlaine Harris (5th book in a series)


3/25


message 21: by Katherine (last edited Jan 13, 2012 11:29AM) (new)

Katherine (kathldk) | 141 comments 1. First in a series: The Bad Beginning
2. Second in a series: Crossed
3. First book in a trilogy: Matched
4. Ranked No. 4 by Modern Library's 100 Best: Lolita
5. 5 Suitors and 5 tasks they have to complete: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter
6. Number of stories in After the quake
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11. Number of short stories: The Poison Eaters: and Other Stories
12. Number of short stories: Burning Bright: Stories
13. Number of short stories: Salmonella Men on Planet Porno: Stories
14. Number of times the F word is used in a children's bedtime story. Heh. Go the Fuck to Sleep
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10/25


message 22: by Nicole (last edited Jan 04, 2012 12:50AM) (new)

Nicole | 8 comments Sorry, a little late coming to all of these! Nonetheless, I'd love to take part!

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3. Blue Eyed Boy Joanne Harris (About three brothers)
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5. The Book Thief Markus Zusak (His fifth novel)
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9. Water for Elephants Sarah Gruen (First published April 9th, 2006).
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15. The Woman in White Wilkie Collins (Title is made up of 15 letters).
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17. Delirium Lauren Oliver (Main character is 17).
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23. Treasure Island R.L. Stevenson (First published 23 May 1883)
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message 23: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Better late than never!


message 24: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Would a book that's 320 pages long be suitable for no.20?


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12374 comments Mod
Sjoe now you are asking a question! Uuum donno, what does anyone else think?


message 26: by Barbara (last edited Feb 29, 2012 09:19AM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Tough one. I don't know. I feel like I should say no but then we do accept 20 if the book is set in 1920.
Which book is it? Maybe we can find another connection with 20. The 20th book you read this year or since the challenge started or you started or finished it on the 20th. It took you 20 days to finish it. I don't know just trying to help.


message 27: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
If we are talking about the book The Pillars of Hercules why not use the title? Unless I can't count anymore which is feasable since my spelling is also getting worse and worse and I have to check and correct it all the time, the title contains 20 letters and problem solved!?


message 28: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Oh my god you're right! I can't believe I missed that. Thanks you Barbara!

I've been counting the letters in so many book titles I must have forgotten this one.

But nevermind; I'm DONE!


message 29: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
you're welcome!


message 30: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2391 comments Mod
And if I'm not mistaken that the challenge started on 1 November 2011 it means I'm done with this.


message 31: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith You're correct, so congrats!


message 32: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2391 comments Mod
Thanks, I should've paid more attention to this challenge. Could've been done ages ago.


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12374 comments Mod
Congratz!


message 34: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Congrats!


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