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message 1: by Barbara (last edited Jun 16, 2012 04:08AM) (new)

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Members:
Lauren S.
Lu
Claudia

Tasks:
Lauren S.: 3, 9, 13, 14, 18, 19, 27, 29, 35, 39
Lu: 7, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 30, 34,
Claudia: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 32, 33, 38, 40

Tasks
1) The Colour of Magic
Read a book in which an unusual colour plays a part. This may be for example as a word in the title, or the author’s name or the favorite colour of the main character. Colours that cannot be used are: white, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, green, brown, grey, black. Examples of colours that can be used are fuchsia, chartreuse or sepia.

2) The Light Fantastic
Read a book about the end of a world.

3) Equal Rites
Read a book about role reversal. A book in which a woman does what is considered a man’s job or a man does what is considered to be a woman’s job.

4) Mort
Read a book about Death the character not the end of life.

5) Sorcery
Read a book about a magical or haunted item.

6) Wyrd Sisters
Read a book in which a group of women is the main focus of the book. For example a sorority, a coven of witches, a nunnery, a brothel etcetera.

7) Pyramids
Read a book about ancient Egypt or where ancient Egypt plays a part or is about a culture based on ancient Egypt.

8) Guards! Guards!
Read a book about Dragons.

9) Faust/Eric
Read a book about hell or demons.

10) Moving Pictures
Read a book about the movie industry.

11) Reaper Man
Read a book in which the main character is unemployed or gets fired.

12) Witches Abroad
Read a book that is based on a fairytale.

13) Small Gods
Read a book in which the man character is part of a religious movement like a priest or nun.

14) Lords and Ladies
Read a book about elves not fairies.

15) Men at Arms
Read a book about war or going to war.

16) Soul Music
Read a book where the main character is in a band or is a musician.

17) Interesting Times
Read a book about two friends who haven’t seen each other in a long time and are reunited again.

18) Maskerade
Read a book in which one of the main characters is pretending to be someone or something they are not. When you have finished the book write a small story about what you would choose to be and do if you could be anything or anyone else you wanted for a day. Post this story to complete the challenge.

19) Feet of Clay
Read a book about an artificial or non biological lifeform.

20) Hogfather
Read a book about Christmas or that takes place at Christmas time.

21) Jingo
Read a book that takes place on an island or where an island plays an important role in the story.

22) The Last Continent
Read a book about or set in Australia.

23) Carpe Jugulum
Read a book about vampires.

24) The Fifth Elephant
Read a book about dwarves or where dwarves play an important part in the story.

25) The Truth
Read a book in which the main character is a journalist or works at a paper. When you have read the book write a small article about something that happened in your neighbourhood or city and post it to complete this task.

26) Thief of Time
Read a book in which time plays an important part or is mentioned often like in a journal or diary.

27) The Last Hero
Read a book about a hero.

28) The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Read a book about magical animals.

29) Night Watch
Read a book about time travel.

30) The Wee Free Men
Read a children’s or YA book.

31) Monstrous Regiment
Read a book in which the main character is in the army.

32) A Hat Full of Sky
Read a book with a hat on the cover.

33) Going Postal
Read a book in which letters or email play a major part. When you have read the book design your own stamp and post it to complete this task.

34) Thud!
Read a mystery novel. Any mystery novel.

35) Wintersmith
Read a book in which the seasons play a major part either in the story or on the cover.

36) Making Money
Read a book in which the main character works in the financial/banking business. When you have read the book design your own money (one coin or banknote is sufficient) and post it to complete this task.

37) Unseen Academicals
Read a book about sports or the main character is an athlete.

38) I Shall Wear Midnight
Read about a book about someone who is bullied or persecuted because of who or what they are. For example racism, sexism, bullying, witch hunts, robot rights etc.

39) Snuff
Read any book published in the period this challenge is active.

40) The Science of Discworld Trilogy
Read a non-fiction book about any subject you like.


message 2: by Lu (Sugar & Snark) (last edited Oct 15, 2012 12:30PM) (new)

Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12276 comments Mod
My planning:

Team:

7) Egypt: The Uprising (The Battle for Maat, #1)
15) Touch of Power
17) Heist Society
21) Azuri Fae
22) Tomorrow, When the War Began
23) Marked
26) Everneath
30) The Next Door Boys
34) Deadly Little Secret
25) Unspoken - When you have read the book write a small article about something that happened in your neighborhood or city and post it to complete this task.

Score 10/10

Individual:
1) Read a book in which an unusual colour plays a part.
2) Read a book about the end of a world.
3) Read a book about role reversal.
4) Mort
5) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
6) Read a book in which a group of women is the main focus of the book. For example a sorority, a coven of witches, a nunnery, a brothel etcetera.
7) Egypt: The Uprising (The Battle for Maat, #1)
8) Read a book about Dragons.
9) City of Bones
10) Read a book about the movie industry.
11) Gone Girl
12) Read a book that is based on a fairytale.
13) Angels and Demons
14) Read a book about elves not fairies.
15) Touch of Power
16) The Replacement
17) Heist Society
18) Bloodlines
19)Read a book about an artificial or non biological lifeform.
20) Read a book about Christmas or that takes place at Christmas time.
21) Azuri Fae
22) Tomorrow, When the War Began
23) Marked
24) Artemis Fowl
25) Unspoken
26) The Princess Diaries
27) The Titan's Curse
28) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
29) A Wrinkle in Time
30) The Next Door Boys
31) Read a book in which the main character is in the army.
32) The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman
33) Read a book in which letters or email play a major part. When you have read the book design your own stamp and post it to complete this task.
34) Deadly Little Secret
35) The Arctic Incident
36) Read a book in which the main character works in the financial/banking business. When you have read the book design your own money (one coin or banknote is sufficient) and post it to complete this task.
37) Read a book about sports or the main character is an athlete.
38) New Girl - Because she looks like Becca
39) Pretty Crooked
40) Read a non-fiction book about any subject you like.

Score 24/40

Other Books:

Anna and the French Kiss
Switched
Twilight
Shadowland
The Whisperer
The Peculiars
The Initiation
The Immortal Rules
Starcrossed
Gossip Girl


message 3: by Lauren (last edited Oct 11, 2012 01:47PM) (new)

Lauren Smith | 6943 comments Planning Thread

Team Challenge

3) Equal Rites
Read a book about role reversal. A book in which a woman does what is considered a man’s job or a man does what is considered to be a woman’s job.
- Seed by Rob Ziegler Sienna Doss is a hard-ass, high-ranking American soldier who leads a dangerous and violent mission.

9) Faust/Eric
Read a book about hell or demons.

The Antithesis: Book Two Beta by Terra Whiteman

13) Small Gods
Read a book in which the main character is part of a religious movement like a priest or nun.
- Habitation of the Blessed by Catherynne M. Valente

14) Lords and Ladies
Read a book about elves not fairies.
- Lords and Ladies by terry Pratchett

18) Maskerade
Read a book in which one of the main characters is pretending to be someone or something they are not. When you have finished the book write a small story about what you would choose to be and do if you could be anything or anyone else you wanted for a day. Post this story to complete the challenge.
Ghost Music by Graham Masterton

19) Feet of Clay
Read a book about an artificial or non biological lifeform.
- Variant by Robison Wells

27) The Last Hero
Read a book about a hero.
- Prador Moon by Neal Asher

29) Night Watch
Read a book about time travel.
- The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen

35) Wintersmith
Read a book in which the seasons play a major part either in the story or on the cover.
- Dissolution by C.J. Sansom

39) Snuff
Read any book published in the period this challenge is active.
- Snuff by Terry Pratchett

Progress: 10/10 Completed!


Individual Challenge
1) The Colour of Magic
Read a book in which an unusual colour plays a part. This may be for example as a word in the title, or the author’s name or the favorite colour of the main character. Colours that cannot be used are: white, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, green, brown, grey, black. Examples of colours that can be used are fuchsia, chartreuse or sepia.
- A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

2) The Light Fantastic
Read a book about the end of a world.
- Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt

3) Equal Rites
Read a book about role reversal. A book in which a woman does what is considered a man’s job or a man does what is considered to be a woman’s job.
- Seed by Rob Ziegler Sienna Doss is a hard-ass, high-ranking American soldier who leads a dangerous and violent mission.

4) Mort
Read a book about Death the character not the end of life.
- Westlake Soul by Rio Youers

5) Sorcery
Read a book about a magical or haunted item.
- Voices edited by Mark S. Deniz and Amanda Pillar Short story anthology based on the theme of hotel rooms and voices. Contains many stories featuring haunted hotels/hotel rooms.

6) Wyrd Sisters
Read a book in which a group of women is the main focus of the book. For example a sorority, a coven of witches, a nunnery, a brothel etcetera.
- Kingdom of Strangers by Zoe Ferraris

7) Pyramids
Read a book about ancient Egypt or where ancient Egypt plays a part or is about a culture based on ancient Egypt.
- Nevermore by William Hjortsberg

8) Guards! Guards!
Read a book about Dragons.

9) Faust/Eric
Read a book about hell or demons.
- The Antithesis: Book Two Beta by Terra Whiteman

10) Moving Pictures
Read a book about the movie industry.
- The Fourth Wall by Walter Jon Williams

11) Reaper Man
Read a book in which the main character is unemployed or gets fired.
- Falling Man by Don DeLillo

12) Witches Abroad
Read a book that is based on a fairytale.

13) Small Gods
Read a book in which the main character is part of a religious movement like a priest or nun.
- Habitation of the Blessed by Catherynne M. Valente

14) Lords and Ladies
Read a book about elves not fairies.
- Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

15) Men at Arms
Read a book about war or going to war.
- Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks

16) Soul Music
Read a book where the main character is in a band or is a musician.
- The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett

17) Interesting Times
Read a book about two friends who haven't seen each other in a long time and are reunited again.
- Pure by Julianna Baggott

18) Maskerade
Read a book in which one of the main characters is pretending to be someone or something they are not. When you have finished the book write a small story about what you would choose to be and do if you could be anything or anyone else you wanted for a day. Post this story to complete the challenge.
Ghost Music by Graham Masterton

19) Feet of Clay
Read a book about an artificial or non biological lifeform.
- Variant by Robison Wells

20) Hogfather
Read a book about Christmas or that takes place at Christmas time.

21) Jingo
Read a book that takes place on an island or where an island plays an important role in the story.
- Empire State by Adam Christopher

22) The Last Continent
Read a book about or set in Australia.

23) Carpe Jugulum
Read a book about vampires.
- Carpathia by Matt Forbeck

24) The Fifth Elephant
Read a book about dwarves or where dwarves play an important part in the story.

25) The Truth
Read a book in which the main character is a journalist or works at a paper. When you have read the book write a small article about something that happened in your neighbourhood or city and post it to complete this task.
- Germline by T.C. McCarthy

26) Thief of Time
Read a book in which time plays an important part or is mentioned often like in a journal or diary.
- A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

27) The Last Hero
Read a book about a hero.
- Prador Moon by Neal Asher

28) The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Read a book about magical animals.

29) Night Watch
Read a book about time travel.
- The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen

30) The Wee Free Men
Read a children's or YA book.
- Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones

31) Monstrous Regiment
Read a book in which the main character is in the army.
- The Antithesis: Book Two Alpha by Terra Whiteman

32) A Hat Full of Sky
Read a book with a hat on the cover.
- The Pillars of Hercules by David Constantine

33) Going Postal
Read a book in which letters or email play a major part. When you have read the book design your own stamp and post it to complete this task.
- The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

34) Thud!
Read a mystery novel. Any mystery novel.
- The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi

35) Wintersmith
Read a book in which the seasons play a major part either in the story or on the cover.
- Dissolution by C.J. Sansom

36) Making Money
Read a book in which the main character works in the financial/banking business. When you have read the book design your own money (one coin or banknote is sufficient) and post it to complete this task.

37) Unseen Academicals
Read a book about sports or the main character is an athlete.
- Erebos by Ursula Poznanski

38) I Shall Wear Midnight
Read about a book about someone who is bullied or persecuted because of who or what they are. For example racism, sexism, bullying, witch hunts, robot rights etc.
- The Spellcoats by Diana Wynne Jones

39) Snuff
Read any book published in the period this challenge is active.
- Snuff by Terry Pratchett

40) The Science of Discworld Trilogy
Read a non-fiction book about any subject you like.
- God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

Progress:
Individual Challenge: 25/25
Overachievements: 33/40



message 5: by Lu (Sugar & Snark) (last edited Oct 27, 2011 10:55PM) (new)

Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12276 comments Mod
Then I have: 23, 15, 30, 21, 7, 26, 34, 22, 17
Lauren: 3, 13, 19, 29, 39, 18, 27, 9, 35
Kahlan: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 33, 32, 38

Left: 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 25, 28, 31, 36, 37, 40


message 6: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
8


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12276 comments Mod
Poke Lauren?
Just 1 more :)


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12276 comments Mod
I have to choose 25 or 36 cause I don't have a interactive challenge yet

Will decide which one :)


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12276 comments Mod
Taking 25 :)


message 10: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
For my last one I'll take 23 if Lauren doesn't want it.


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12276 comments Mod
I have 23 :(


message 12: by Claudia (last edited Oct 28, 2011 12:49PM) (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
Oops! My eye skipped over it somehow.
40 then.


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12276 comments Mod
Hi Sonette!

These are whats left: 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 28, 31, 36, 37

Lauren still needs one, but the rest are yours :)


message 14: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith | 6943 comments Go ahead and choose without me; I'll just take the last task :)


message 15: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
Poor Sonette getting all the leftovers. :(


message 16: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Sonette, as of now you have 11 tasks. Lauren has given you the choice to eliminate one that she has to do. Please make that choice as soon as possible. Preferably today, since tasks have to be divided before the challenge starts.
Thank you!


message 17: by Barbara (last edited Oct 31, 2011 06:18AM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Hey guys, less than 12 hours separate us from the beginning of this challenge. I hope you are all excited and ready to go. All the last preparations for this challenge will be made by everyone and by Lu and me for the challenge to go smoothly. Even as we speak Lu is completing our banners (to be banners or not to be banners that is the surprise :) ) and they will be up as soon as possible. It has taken a little longer than we expected but I have seen a preview and I am certain the delay is all worth it.
I have one question for everybody. If and when you are updating your completed tasks please make sure you mention whether it is a task for the individual challenge, the team challenge or both. It will save me a lot of time when I am updating your ranks. Thanks!
Rests me nothing more than wishing every one lots and lots of fun and good luck!

“A book has been taken. A book has been taken? You summoned the Watch,” Carrot drew himself up proudly, “because someone’s taken a book? You think that’s worse than murder?”
The Librarian gave him the kind of look other people would reserve for people who said things like “What’s so bad about genocide?”
From Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12276 comments Mod
Let's own this ladies!


message 19: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith | 6943 comments Woohoo, let's go!

By the way, I LOVE that quote Barbara :)

Oh, and I just need to know what my last task will be...


message 20: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Yeah it is a great quote. Terry has so many great quotes in his books and I thought it would be fun to share some.

I know I have already asked Sonette to make the descision because you said you would let her make the choice. If she doesn't today I will contact her again and if she hasn't given you your last task by this weekend I think it will be best if you picked it yourself.


message 21: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
I finished 1 task for the team and 1 individual.
Task No. 1 : The Color of Magic


message 22: by Sonette (new)

Sonette | 384 comments Hi! Okay I've got two interactive tasks so I guess one of them must move?? Is that correct? If that's the case I'll drop 25 and keep 36? Does that work for everyone?


message 23: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith | 6943 comments Lu took 25 a few posts back, so you have 36 anyway :)

Out of the leftovers, which one did you not want? Because that one will be mine.


message 24: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
updated!


message 25: by Sonette (new)

Sonette | 384 comments Lauren, it's between the Elves and the Dwarves? Which one you want! Both is pretty far off my radar!


message 26: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith | 6943 comments I'll take elves! I also seldom read about either of them, but elves seems more likely. Thanks for the choice :)


message 27: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith | 6943 comments I've completed task 29. That's 1 point for both the team challenge and the individual challenge.


message 28: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Thank you guys for solving the tasks :)


message 29: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
updated!


message 30: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
Finished task No.5
Completed Team/Indiv : 2


message 31: by Sonette (new)

Sonette | 384 comments Guys! I really need help with some suggestions on these books! I have been looking around and I am absolutely stumped? Any of you find something interesting on my tasks?? PLEASE!


message 32: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
When in trouble you can always read the original Discworld novel on which the task is based :)


message 33: by Claudia (last edited Nov 07, 2011 05:32AM) (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
For task 16 : Virtuosity
20 : Wolfsbane and Mistletoe

Those tasks you got are really hard :(


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12276 comments Mod
I'll get in the game soon guys :)


message 35: by Claudia (last edited Nov 08, 2011 10:13AM) (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
Finished task 2 for team and individual.
Task 30 for individual.
Total : 3 - team ; 4 - indiv


message 36: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Updated!


message 37: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith | 6943 comments Finished task 5, which gives me 1 point for the individual challenge but, sadly, nothing for the team challenge (the next one will be for the team, I promise!)


message 38: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith | 6943 comments I really want a Greebo stamp...


message 39: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I have seen the Greebo stamp and it is fantastic!!! Just keep reading you will get it eventually.


message 40: by Claudia (last edited Nov 09, 2011 10:07PM) (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
Finished Task 33 Team/Indiv
Total : 4 - team ; 5 - indiv
My terrible stamp:


(It doesn't have to be Discworld themed, does it?)


message 41: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
No it doesn't.
Why is it terrible. I love it, it looks great!


Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12276 comments Mod
I love it too!


message 43: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
:)


message 44: by Naz (new)

Naz (nazz) | 616 comments Ooooh Coffee <3


message 45: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (CrusaderZA) | 2373 comments Mod
As long as it's not cabbage flavored! ;)


message 46: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Updated!


message 47: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
*creeps up on Barbara*
Can I have a Rincewind stamp?


message 48: by Barbara (last edited Nov 10, 2011 12:30PM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Kahlan I am so very sorry. I really shouldn't be updating tonight because I have visitors and important stuff to do and of course keep an eye on the BD sale but Crusader was really excited and curious to see the new stamp so as a favor to him I updated tonight instead of tomorrow night which I was planning first. In my rush I missed one of your books. That should teach me to update when I have the time to do it right.

But here it is the stamp you earned and get to print out and hang on your wall and post everywhere you like. Congrats!

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message 49: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments Mod
I saw you doing updates and thought I'd ask while you were here. Thanks Barbara! We'll all try and be a little more patient in future. *Nudges Crusader*


message 50: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Well he has finished his part of the team challenge so maybe he'll slow down now.
*sighs* I can only hope :)


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