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message 1: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3414 comments Mod
Hi all! Sorry for not getting this thread up yesterday... Whoopsie!


message 2: by Holly (new)

Holly Weiss (hollyweiss) | 295 comments Yesterday's Tomorrow
20.3 (from previous challenge) = 20
Pages (336) = 4

Task total = 24
Challenge total = 24


Victoria_Grossack Grossack (victoriagrossack) | -53 comments Roman Blood
20.4 (male author, Steven Saylor): 20 points
Pages: 416 : 4 points

My review:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... - 5 points

Task total: 29 points
Challenge total: 29

Note that I have never participated before so I am not sure that I'm doing it right.


message 4: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3414 comments Mod
Victoria_Grossack wrote: "Roman Blood
20.4 (male author, Steven Saylor): 20 points
Pages: 416 : 4 points

My review:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... - 5 points

Task total: 29 points
Challenge total: 29

Note..."


That's fine- the only thing missing is your HF point, which you'll get for ANY HF book, whether the task requires you to read one or not. :)


message 5: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3414 comments Mod
So you should have 30 points, not 29.


Victoria_Grossack Grossack (victoriagrossack) | -53 comments Becky wrote: "So you should have 30 points, not 29."

I am not surprised I screwed up a bit. Thanks!


message 7: by Christy (new)

Christy 20.4 Read a HF by a male author.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley by Alan Bradley
374 pgs: 4pts
HF: 1pt

Total: 25pts

Challenge Total: 25pts


message 8: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ 15.3 Read a non fiction book on any topic

Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale

384 pgs. = 4 pts.
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... = 5 pts.

Total = 24 pts.


message 9: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3414 comments Mod
Scoreboard:

Victoria 30
Christy 25
Holly 24
Diane 24


message 10: by Butterflycager (last edited Jun 04, 2012 01:37PM) (new)

Butterflycager | 151 comments 10.3 In honor of The Avengers movie, read two graphic novels or serial comics on any subject (superheroes not required).

Around the World by Matt Phelan
240 pages = 2 points
HF = 1 point

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
221 pages = 2 points

20.2 Read a HF book by an author with more than 15 letters in their name.

Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Novel by Susan Elia MacNeal (16 letters)
384 pages = 4 points
HF = 1 point

Task points = 30
Page points = 8
HF points = 2
Total challenge points = 40


message 11: by LemonLinda (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 675 comments 15.1 Author’s last name found in the letters of Summer Challenge - ENGER
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

15 points
4 points - 312pp
5 points - review - www.goodreads.com/review/show/92391971

24 task points
24 challenge points


message 12: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ 25.2 Read a HF book rated 5 stars by someone on your friends list.


The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

496 pgs. = 4 pts.
HF = 1 pt.
Review = http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... = 5 pts.

Total
= 35 pts.

Challenge total = 59 pts.


message 13: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3414 comments Mod
Scoreboard:

Diane 59
ButterflyCager 40
Victoria 30
Christy 25
Holly 24
LemonLinda 24


Victoria_Grossack Grossack (victoriagrossack) | -53 comments I have been reading non stop. Have just finished Jeff Shaara's book about D-Day, The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II.

Task: 25 points
HF: 1 point
Pages 493: 4 points

Review: 5 points
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Total for this book: 35 points
My total: 65

And I must stop reading and do a few other things!


message 15: by Butterflycager (new)

Butterflycager | 151 comments 25.1 Read a HF book about D-Day (WWII Normandy landing, June 6, 1944)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

274 pages = 2 points
HF = 1 point
Total for task = 28 points
Challenge total = 68 points


message 16: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ 15.5 Read a book outside of your normal reading habits.

Darkroom by Joshua Graham (Christian fiction)

384 pgs. = 4 pts.
HF = 1 pt.
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... = 5 pts.

Total = 25 pts.
Challenge total = 84 pts.


message 17: by LemonLinda (last edited Jun 05, 2012 05:26PM) (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 675 comments 50.2 TBR from Friend in group – Erin
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

50 points
985pp - 8 points
HF - 1 point
Review - www.goodreads.com/review/show/238093221 -
5 points

Task points - 64 points
Challenge points - 88 points


message 18: by Maude (new)

Maude | 752 comments 10.3 Read 2 Graphic Novels or serial comics on any subject:

1. MAUS: A Survivor's tale: My Father Bleeds History, by Art Spiegelman, 159 pages.

2. Edgar Allan Poe's Haunt of Horror, 113 pages, numerous authors.

Total points: 2


message 19: by Christy (new)

Christy 10.3 Read 2 graphic novels.
1. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
396pgs: 4pts
2. Children of the Sea, Volume 1 by Daisuke Igarashi
320pgs: 4pts

Total: 18pts

Challenge total: 43 pts


message 20: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 521 comments Finally something to post!

Twilight The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 (Twilight The Graphic Novel, #2) by Stephenie Meyer The Griff A Graphic Novel by Christopher Moore

Task 10.3 - Read two graphic novels

The Griff: A Graphic Novel by Christopher Moore
Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

160 pages = 0 bonus
Review = 5

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 by Stephenie Meyer
Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

240 pages = 2 bonus
Review = 5

Task total = 22

Challenge total = 22


message 21: by ladywallingford (new)

ladywallingford | 47 comments 10.3 In honor of The Avengers movie, read two graphic novels or serial comics on any subject (superheroes not required). Will allow a minimum of 100 pages per book for this task only.

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 5 by: Hiromu Arakawa
192 pgs - 0
Review - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/341415246 - 5 points

Megatokyo, Volume 1 by: Fred Gallagher
156 pgs - 0
Review - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/104728089 - 5 points

Total - 20 points

Challenge Total - 20 points


message 22: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ 25.3 Read a HF book with more than 500 pgs.

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris

528 pgs. = 6 pts.
HF = 1 pt.
Review = http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... = 5 pts.

Total = 37 pts.
Challenge total = 121 pts.


message 23: by LemonLinda (last edited Jun 08, 2012 02:43PM) (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 675 comments 10.4 Title contains the title of another book
The other book is Snow by Orhan Pamuk

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

389 pages - 4 points
HF - 1 point
Review - www.goodreads.com/review/show/304048272 -
5 points

Task total - 20
Challenge total - 108


Victoria_Grossack Grossack (victoriagrossack) | -53 comments 15.something (non fiction)

Columbine

464 pages - 4 points
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
5 points

Task total - 24 points
Challenge total - 89 points


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

10.1 Read a book set in New York City

New York: The Novel

862 pages - 8 points
HF - 1 point
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
5 points

Total: 24 points


message 26: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ 20.4 Read a HF book by a male author

All Woman and Springtime by Brandon W. Jones

434 pgs. = 4 pts.
HF = 1 pt.
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... = 5 pts.

Total = 30 pts.
Challenge total = 151 pts.


message 27: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3414 comments Mod
Scoreboard:

Diane 151
Victoria 89
LemonLinda 83
ButterflyCager 68
Christy 43
Holly 24
Ashley 24
JenC 22
LadyW 20
Maude 10

Notes:
Linda - message 17, task is actually 25.2 not 50.2 - 25 points given
Maude - message 18, total is 10 for the task, since neither Graphic Novel meets minimum for page bonus.


message 28: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 521 comments A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) by George R.R. Martin

Task 10.2 - Alliterative title

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin (Alliterative words = feast,for)

Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

1061 pages = 10 bonus
Review = 5

Task total = 25

Challenge total = 47


message 29: by Kathy (last edited Jun 10, 2012 02:54PM) (new)

Kathy  | 83 comments 20.2: Author with more than 15 letters in name

Daughter of Winter by Pat Lowery Collins

Pat Lowery Collins 20pts.

pages: 272 - 2pts
HF: 1pt
Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... 5pts

Task tot: 28pts.
Challenge Tot: 28pts


message 30: by Laura (new)

Laura Gill | 146 comments Victoria_Grossack wrote: "Roman Blood
20.4 (male author, Steven Saylor): 20 points
Pages: 416 : 4 points

My review:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... - 5 points

Task total: 29 points
Challenge total: 29

Note..."


Are you going to read any more Saylor? Arms of Nemesis, the second book in the series, is as good as the first.


message 31: by LemonLinda (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 675 comments Actually Becky, Fall of Giants was supposed to be for task 50.2 - choosing a TBR from a friend in the group so my initial points listed were correct.

I am going to use another book for the 25 point task asking for a five star read from a friend in the group.


message 32: by LemonLinda (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 675 comments 20.5 HF Set in an Ancient Civilization

Empress of the Seven Hills by Kate Quinn

20 points
486 pages - 4 page points
HF - 1 point
Review - www.goodreads.com/review/show/288597270 -
5 points

Task total - 30 points
Challenge total - 137 points


message 33: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3414 comments Mod
LemonLinda wrote: "Actually Becky, Fall of Giants was supposed to be for task 50.2 - choosing a TBR from a friend in the group so my initial points listed were correct.

I am going to use another book for the 25 poin..."


LOL. Wow. I guess that's what I get for rewording the task on my spreadsheet. (I took out the friend list part and just shortened it to 1 book over 600p or 2 each 300p+.)

And it's your own task to boot. Sorry!

I'll update when I get home. O_o


message 34: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 521 comments Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Task 25.4 - 2 HF books

One in country I want to visit (England): Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt
371 pages = 4 bonus
HF = 1
Review = 5
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

One in a country I've lived in (US): Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker
320 pages = 4 bonus
HF = 1
Review = 5
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Task total = 45

Challenge total = 92


message 35: by Holly P (new)

Holly P (hlp0221) | 141 comments 10.4 Read a book whose title contains the title of another book.
The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr by Sandra Byrd (includes the title of this book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne)
Pgs: 352 pgs (4 pts)
HF: 1
Total: 15

25.3 Read a HF book with more than 500 pages
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Pages: 1,072 (10 pts)
HF: 1
Total: 36

Cumulative Total: 51


message 36: by KristiJ (last edited Jun 12, 2012 05:34PM) (new)

KristiJ Jennings (kiki23stang) | 168 comments 10.1 Read a book set in New York City.
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Pages: 349 (4 pts)
HF: 1pt
Review - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... (5pts)
Task Total: 20 pts)

10.4 Read a book whose title contains the title of another book.
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (includes/same as the title of the book: Deadlocked by A.R. Wise
Pages: 327 - 4pts
Review - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... - 5pts
Task Total - 19pts

15.1 Read a book by an author whose last name can be made from the letters in "Summer Challenge".
Fragile by Lisa Unger
Pages: 336 - 4pts
Task Total: 19pts

Posting Total - 58 pts


message 37: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 2793 comments 10.4 "Dealocked" by Charlaine Harris same as "Deadlocked" by A.R. Wise. I saw this book on KristiJ's post and I am totally stealing the points.

Bonus: +4(327pp)
Review +5
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book Total: 19
Grand Total: 19


message 38: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (kristinekae) | 257 comments 50.2
Through a Glass Darkly (Shay)
674 pages 6 pts
HF 2 pts
58 pts


message 39: by LemonLinda (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 675 comments 20.3 HF not read in a previous challenge

Look Away, Beulah Land by Lonnie Coleman

20 point task
492 pages - 4 points
HF - 1 point
Review - www.goodreads.com/review/show/203098991
5 points

Task total - 30 points
Challenge total - 167 points


message 40: by KristiJ (new)

KristiJ Jennings (kiki23stang) | 168 comments 10.2 Read a book with an alliterative title.
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
1128 pages - 10 pts
Review - 5 pts
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Task Total: 25 pts

Cumulative Total: 83 pts


message 41: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ 10.1 Read a book set n New York City

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

384 pgs. = 4 pts.
HF = 1 pt.
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... = 5 pts.

Total = 20 pts.
Challenge total = 171 pts.


message 42: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 521 comments The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Task 10.2 - Civil Rights subject

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
302 pages = 4 bonus
Review = 5
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Task total = 19

Challenge total = 111


message 43: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 13, 2012 06:00PM) (new)

25.4 - Read two HF books: One in a country you've lived in or visited, and one in a country you've never been to.

Country I live in - US
Bright Young Things
389 pages - 4 pts
HF - 1 pt
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... - 5 pts

Country I want to visit - England
The Queen's Handmaiden
336 pages - 4 pts
HF - 1 pt
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... - 5 pts

Task Total: 45
Challenge Total: 69


message 44: by Butterflycager (last edited Jun 14, 2012 10:54AM) (new)

Butterflycager | 151 comments 15.3 Read a non-fiction book on any topic.
The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong by John Lloyd

352 pages = 4 points

15.5 Read a book outside of your normal reading habits. I don't usually read books with "romance" as their main genre, so I read The Cottage At Glass Beach by Heather Barbieri

320 pages = 4 points

100.1 Maude's Task: Choose 3 HF books at least 300 pages or more, each set in a different country and continent. Please explain why you chose your picked countries and continents. Also, tell us something about the countries you did not know.

1. The Secret River by Kate Grenville is set in Australia/Oceania. I learned about the conflict between the former convict settlers and the natives.

334 pages = 4 points
HF = 1 point

2. The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich is set in Italy/Europe. I learned about the Jewish ghetto in Venice.

336 pages = 4 points
HF = 1 point

3. The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey is set in Trinidad/North America. I learned about the post-colonial situation in Trinidad.

439 pages = 4 points
HF = 1 point

As for my reasons for choosing these particular books - they were easy to acquire, and they were also useful for other challenges.

Task points this post: 130
Page points this post: 20
HF points this post: 3
Total points this post: 153
Total challenge points: 221


message 45: by Donna (last edited Jun 14, 2012 11:59AM) (new)

Donna (drspoon) | 15 comments 20.4 Read a book by a male author

Iron Branch

Task - 20
HF - 1
218 pp - 2

Total points this post - 23
Total challenge points - 23

I'm new to this challenge. I'm not sure how far I'll get with it but it looks like fun.


message 46: by Margaret (new)

Margaret (readingwithmargaret) 50.2 Choose one of your friends from this group (Judith), pick a TBR book

Elizabeth I by Margaret George
HF - 1 pt
671 pages - 6 pts.
Review - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Task total: 62 pts.

Challenge total: 62 pts (finally on the board)


message 47: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3414 comments Mod
Scoreboard:

ButterflyCager 221
Diane 171
LemonLinda 168
JenC 111
Victoria 89
KristiJ 83
Ashley 69
Margaret 62
Kristine 57
HollyP 51
Christy 43
Kathy 28
Holly 24
DonnaR 23
LadyW 20
Jayme 19
Maude 10

Linda - I think you miscounted somewhere, you should have 168 not 167.

JenC - I think you meant The Secret Life of Bees for 10.5 as you've already used 10.2.

Kristine - The HF bonus is one point, not 2. Your total is 57, not 58.


message 48: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 521 comments JenC - I think you meant The Secret Life of Bees for 10.5 as you've already used 10.2.

HA! yes, thank you for catching that.


message 49: by LemonLinda (new)

LemonLinda (lwilliamson0423) | 675 comments 20.4 HF by a Male Author
The Legacy of Beulah Land by Lonnie Coleman H 430pp
20+4+1+5=30
The Legacy of Beulah Land by Lonnie Coleman

task - 20 points
430 pages - 4 points
HF - 1 point
Review - www.goodreads.com/review/show/203099019
5 points

Task points - 30 points
Challenge Total - 198 points


message 50: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ 10.4 Read a book that contains the title of another book.

In "the Kingdom" of Men

336 pgs. = 4 pts.
HF = 1 pt.
Review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... = 5 pts.

Total = 20 pts.
Challenge total = 1911 pts.


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