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message 1: by Athira (new)

Athira (Reading on a Rainy Day) (readingonarainyday) Post the points you earn for the June and July mini challenges below.


message 2: by Rachel (last edited Jul 12, 2012 03:56PM) (new)

Rachel (thedoctorscompanion) | 107 comments My challenges for June/July. :)

Chunkster Tremor:Breaking Dawn

Summer challenge:Water for Elephants
Best Friends: A Novel

In Memorium:Fahrenheit 451

Fortune Cookie: Circle of Friends Cookbook - 25 Burger Recipes

Total points: 4


message 3: by Ana (last edited Aug 18, 2012 02:33AM) (new)

Ana | 7 comments June/July minichallenge

1. Chunkster tremor(700+ pages) - 5 pts

2. Summer Project. Not. - 3 pts

June

1.The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan - 07.06 3 stars
2.The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks - 13.06 5 stars
3.Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James - 14.06 5 stars
4.Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James - 19.06 5 stars

July

1.Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris(Sookie Stackhouse #1) - 03.07, 5 stars
2.Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris(Sookie Stackhouse #2) - 05.07, 5 stars
3.Club Dead by Charlaine Harris(Sookie Stackhouse #3) - 05.07, 4 stars
4.Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris(Sookie Stackhouse #4) - 07.07, 4 stars
5.Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris(Sookie Stackhouse #5) - 09.07, 4 stars
6.Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris(Sookie Stackhouse #6) - 11.07, 4 stars
7.All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris(Sookie Stackhouse #7) - 11.07, 4 stars
8.From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris(Sookie Stackhouse #8) - 12.07, 5 stars
9.Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris(Sookie Stackhouse #9) - 13.07, 5 stars
10.Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris(Sookie Stackhouse #10) - 14.07, 5 stars
11.Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris(Sookie Stackhouse #11) - 19.07, 4 stars
12.The Sound Of Thunder by Wilbur A. Smith (Saga Courtney #2) - 26.07, 4 stars


3. Country spotlight: a book set in Greece or written by a writer of Greek origin - 2 pts

4. Monthly specials: the Gay Pride Month - 4 pts

5. In memoriam Ray Bradbury - 4 pts

6. Fortune cookie - 4 pts

Total points - 51p


message 4: by Amy (last edited Jul 28, 2012 09:49AM) (new)

Amy 1. Chunkster tremor (700+ page books) - 5 pts

2. Summer Project. Not. - 3 pts

Stones from the River

3. Country spotlight - Greece - 2 pts

4. Monthly specials: gay character - 4 pts

5. Ray Bradbury - 4 pts

6. Fortune cookie - 4 pts:
#4 - The Magicians
#11 - Await Your Reply
#40 - Sanibel Flats
#58 - Revolution
#66 - Forever
#82 - Before I Go To Sleep
#92 - Shock Wave
#96 - The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Adventures of Jacky Faber, on her Way to Botany Bay
#101 - Taken
#106 - Defending Jacob
#113 - Gone Girl
#118 - Three Weeks With My Brother

Total points = 47


message 5: by Samantha (last edited Jul 27, 2012 05:11PM) (new)

Samantha Harvey (missymaysreadingnook) 1. Chunkster tremor (5 pts.)
The Count of Monte Cristo

2. Summer Project. Not. (3 pts.)
Corridor
The Governess Affair
A Week to Be Wicked
Secrets of a Summer Night
It Happened One Autumn
Devil in Winter
The Cask of Amontillado
Batman/Dracula: Red Rain
The Count of Monte Cristo

3. Country spotlight - Greece (2 pts.)

4. Monthly specials (4 pts.)

5. [Rachel's challenge]Author special/In memoriam (4 pts.)

6. Fortune cookie (4 pts.)
Before I Go To Sleep

Total points: 36


message 6: by Casey (last edited Jul 29, 2012 05:41AM) (new)

Casey (casey_lovescritters) 1. Chunkster Tremor
+ Ulysses - 5pts

2. Summer Project. Not.
+ Dreams of Joy - 3pts
+ The Devil All the Time - 3pts
+ The Tiger's Wife - 3pts
+ Pandora's Star - 3pts + (also for challenge 1 - 5pts)
+ Leviathan - 3pts
+ Altered Carbon - 3pts
+ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - 3pts
+ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - 3pts
+ Judas Unchained - 3pts
+ The Eye of the World - 3pts

3. Country Spotlight, Greece

4. Monthly Specials

5. In Memoriam
+Farenheit 451 - 4pts

6. Fortune Cookie
To-Read #1 Mansfield Park

TOTAL POINTS: 44pts


message 7: by Katie (last edited Jul 29, 2012 03:59AM) (new)

Katie Gianelli (katie094) | 58 comments June/July minichallenge

1. Chunkster tremor(700+ pages) - 5 pts

2. Summer Project. Not. - 3 pts
Sail
A Wedding to Die For

3. Country spotlight: a book set in Greece or written by a writer of Greek origin - 2 pts

4. Monthly specials: the Gay Pride Month - 4 pts

5. In memoriam Ray Bradbury - 4 pts

6. Fortune cookie - 4 pts
The Angel Experiment
Six Months to Live
School's Out—Forever
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

Points: 22


message 8: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Chunkster
Butterfly in Amber 5pts 743pgs

Fortune Cookie
Her Dear and Loving Husband 4pts
Blood of the Dragon 4pts
Barefoot in November 4pts


Total: 17pts


message 9: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Monthly Special
The Magician's Assistant 4pts

Fortune Cookie
A Man of His Word 4pts

Total: 25pts

6 Books so far, not bad for being on vacation. I brought 8, bought 1 and have three still to read. Thinking fo going to the book store tomorrow. I still have three days left before I'll be home.


message 10: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Fortune Cookie
A Nation Rising 4pts



Total: 29pts


message 12: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Fortune Cookie
Missing 4pts


Total: 33pts


message 13: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Fortune Cookie
The Best Ever Book of Bread 4pts


Total: 37pts


message 14: by Nancy H (last edited Jul 02, 2012 01:17PM) (new)

Nancy H | 561 comments Here is my list for June:

1.Chunkster tremor: (5 pts.)>

2. Summer Project. Not.: (3 pts.)
French Fried - 3
Sex Lives of Cannibals - 3
Noah's Compass - 3
The Earth Hums in b Flat - 3
I Want Candy - 3
Whiskey Sour - 3
The Quickie - 3
Falcon of Abydos - 3
Dirty Martini - 3
Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill - 3
Brownies and Broomsticks - 3

3. Country spotlight: (2 pts.)

4. Monthly specials: (4 pts.)

5. [Rachel's challenge]Author special/In memoriam: (4 pts.)

6. Fortune cookie: (4 pts.)
The Candymakers - 4

Total points so far: 37


message 15: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Fortune Cookie

The Homeschool Experiment 4pts


Total: 41pts


message 16: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Fortune Cookie
I Heard That Song Before 4 pts



Total: 45pts


message 17: by Nancy H (last edited Jul 12, 2012 02:48PM) (new)

Nancy H | 561 comments My updated list:

Here is my list for June/July:

1.Chunkster tremor: (5 pts.)>

2. Summer Project. Not.: (3 pts.)
French Fried - 3
Sex Lives of Cannibals - 3
Noah's Compass - 3
The Earth Hums in b Flat - 3
I Want Candy - 3
Whiskey Sour - 3
The Quickie - 3
Falcon of Abydos - 3
Dirty Martini - 3
Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill - 3
Brownies and Broomsticks - 3
Mighty Old Bones - 3
Death, Taxes, and Extra-hold Hairspray - 3
The Whistling Season - 3
A Trip to the Beach - 3
Picnic, Lightning - 3
Corpse Suzette - 3
The Cinnamon Roll Murder - 3
Can I Get an Amen? - 3

3. Country spotlight: (2 pts.)

4. Monthly specials: (4 pts.)

5. [Rachel's challenge]Author special/In memoriam: (4 pts.)

6. Fortune cookie: (4 pts.)
The Candymakers - #284 TBR list - 4

Total points so far: 61


message 18: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Fortune Cookie

He Sees You When You're Sleeping 4pts



Total: 49 pts


message 19: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Fortune Cookie

Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club 4pts


Total: 53


message 20: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Fortune Cookie

Homemade Pantry 4pts


Total: 57 pts


message 21: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments In Memorium

Fahrenheit 451 4pts

Fortune Cookie

Eleanor Rooselevt 4pts


message 22: by Nancy H (last edited Jul 12, 2012 02:48PM) (new)

Nancy H | 561 comments My updated list:

Here is my list for June/July:

1.Chunkster tremor: (5 pts.)>

2. Summer Project. Not.: (3 pts.)
French Fried - 3
Sex Lives of Cannibals - 3
Noah's Compass - 3
The Earth Hums in b Flat - 3
I Want Candy - 3
Whiskey Sour - 3
The Quickie - 3
Falcon of Abydos - 3
Dirty Martini - 3
Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill - 3
Brownies and Broomsticks - 3
Mighty Old Bones - 3
Death, Taxes, and Extra-hold Hairspray - 3
The Whistling Season - 3
A Trip to the Beach - 3
Picnic, Lightning - 3
Corpse Suzette - 3
The Cinnamon Roll Murder - 3
Can I Get an Amen? - 3

3. Country spotlight: (2 pts.)

4. Monthly specials: (4 pts.)

5. [Rachel's challenge]Author special/In memoriam: (4 pts.)

6. Fortune cookie: (4 pts.)
The Candymakers - #284 TBR list - 4

Total points so far: 61


message 23: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (thedoctorscompanion) | 107 comments Finally finished my first book for this challenge! It's been a slow month for me. ;)


message 24: by Athira (new)

Athira (Reading on a Rainy Day) (readingonarainyday) Rachel wrote: "Finally finished my first book for this challenge! It's been a slow month for me. ;)"

There's a readathon coming! You have all the time to catch up! :)


message 25: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (thedoctorscompanion) | 107 comments oh yay!!! I forgot about those!


message 26: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Fortune Cookie

The Clan of the Cave Bear 4pts


Total: 69pts


message 27: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Fortune Cookie

Don't Kiss Them Goodbye 4pts
The Holistic Orchard 4pts


Total: 77pts


message 28: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Fortune Cookie

The Other Tudors 4pts


Total: 81pts


message 29: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 561 comments My updated list:

Here is my list for June/July:

1.Chunkster tremor: (5 pts.)>

2. Summer Project. Not.: (3 pts.)
French Fried - 3
Sex Lives of Cannibals - 3
Noah's Compass - 3
The Earth Hums in b Flat - 3
I Want Candy - 3
Whiskey Sour - 3
The Quickie - 3
Falcon of Abydos - 3
Dirty Martini - 3
Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill - 3
Brownies and Broomsticks - 3
Mighty Old Bones - 3
Death, Taxes, and Extra-hold Hairspray - 3
The Whistling Season - 3
A Trip to the Beach - 3
Picnic, Lightning - 3
Corpse Suzette - 3
The Cinnamon Roll Murder - 3
Can I Get an Amen? - 3
Scones and Bones - 3
As the Pig Turns - 3

3. Country spotlight: (2 pts.)

4. Monthly specials: (4 pts.)

5. [Rachel's challenge]Author special/In memoriam: (4 pts.)

6. Fortune cookie: (4 pts.)
The Candymakers - #284 TBR list - 4 pts.
Bonefire of the Vanities - #345 - 4 pts.
French Lessons - #6 - 4 pts.

Total points so far: 75


message 30: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Summer Project

Christmas in Sugarcreek 3pts
A Cousins Promise 3pts
A Cousins Prayer 3pts
A Cousins Challenge 3pts

Total: 93pts


message 31: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Summer Project

White Christmas Pie 3pts


Total: 96pts


message 32: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Summer Project

Winters Awakening 3pts
Autumns Promise 3pts Springs Renewal 3pts
Naomi's Gift 3pts

Total: 108 pts


message 33: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Summer Project

Grace 3pts



Total: 111pts


message 34: by Denise (last edited Jul 25, 2012 09:37AM) (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Summer Project

A Plain and Simple Christmas 3pts


Total: 114pts


message 35: by Denise (new)

Denise Lippy | 115 comments Summer Project

An Amish Christmas 3pts
A Merry Heart 3pts
Looking for a Mircle 3pts
Plain and Fancy 3pts
The Hope Chest 3pts


Total: 129 pts


message 36: by Anne (new)

Anne | 274 comments 45 points

I need to stop starting so many books and actually finish the ones on my "currently reading" list. That is really hurting my point total.


message 37: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (thedoctorscompanion) | 107 comments Me too Anne! I didn't do so well this month or the last.


message 38: by Nancy H (last edited Jul 28, 2012 08:36PM) (new)

Nancy H | 561 comments Here is my list for June/July. I have been working on getting some books done for several challenges and reducing my TBR stacks, so most of mine came under #2. I am hoping to finish one more before the end of the month, but we will see.

1.Chunkster tremor: (5 pts.)>

2. Summer Project. Not.: (3 pts.)
French Fried - 3
Sex Lives of Cannibals - 3
Noah's Compass - 3
The Earth Hums in b Flat - 3
I Want Candy - 3
Whiskey Sour - 3
The Quickie - 3
Falcon of Abydos - 3
Dirty Martini - 3
Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill - 3
Brownies and Broomsticks - 3
Mighty Old Bones - 3
Death, Taxes, and Extra-hold Hairspray - 3
The Whistling Season - 3
A Trip to the Beach - 3
Picnic, Lightning - 3
Corpse Suzette - 3
The Cinnamon Roll Murder - 3
Can I Get an Amen? - 3
Scones and Bones - 3
As the Pig Turns - 3
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - 3
Ship Breaker - 3
Georgia Bottoms - 3
10th Anniversary - 3
Limpopo Academy of Private Detection - 3
What Color Is Your Jock Strap? - 3
The Fourth Man - 3
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch - 3

3. Country spotlight: (2 pts.)

4. Monthly specials: (4 pts.)

5. [Rachel's challenge]Author special/In memoriam: (4 pts.)

6. Fortune cookie: (4 pts.)
The Candymakers - #284 TBR list - 4 pts.
Bonefire of the Vanities - #345 - 4 pts.
French Lessons - #6 - 4 pts.

Total points so far: 99


message 39: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 776 comments Mod
Wow Nancy!! you go girl!!


message 40: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) 2. Summer Project. Not. (Been meaning to get to for a while) (3 pts)
Blue Bloods finished 20/6/2012 +3
Eighth Grade Bites finished 5/7/2012 +3
Fallen finished 8/7/2012 +3
Firelight finished 23/7/2012 +3

Total Points: 12


message 41: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 561 comments Dee wrote: "Wow Nancy!! you go girl!!"

Haha...thanks. It helped that we made a lot of trips back and forth to my sister's house in Florida, going up and down I-95 a lot. I can sit and read to my heart's content while my husband is driving, although I do take my turns driving to give him a break. Even if I am at home, though, I still seem to make time to read...guess I just can't stop the addiction!!


message 42: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 776 comments Mod
if your I-95 traffic down there is anything like it is up in DC - I can see why...


message 43: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 561 comments Dee wrote: "if your I-95 traffic down there is anything like it is up in DC - I can see why..."

We live in central PA, so every one of our trips involved going around DC on I-95 and 495!!! Got lots of reading done then!!


message 44: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 776 comments Mod
oh for sure...it was horrendous yesterday when I was driving home - major accident in the HOV - I counted at least 10 cars - they had even landed the medevac helo right there


message 45: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 561 comments Dee wrote: "oh for sure...it was horrendous yesterday when I was driving home - major accident in the HOV - I counted at least 10 cars - they had even landed the medevac helo right there"

Oh, no - I can empathize with you. Our daughter also went to American University, and I can't even count the times we sat in horrendous traffic like that, as well as on our trips to Florida and Georgia. (Our son lives in Savannah, so it seems like we always have to go on I-95 to get to family!!)


message 46: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 561 comments I managed to finish two more for my final list:

1.Chunkster tremor: (5 pts.)>

2. Summer Project. Not.: (3 pts.)
French Fried - 3
Sex Lives of Cannibals - 3
Noah's Compass - 3
The Earth Hums in b Flat - 3
I Want Candy - 3
Whiskey Sour - 3
The Quickie - 3
Falcon of Abydos - 3
Dirty Martini - 3
Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill - 3
Brownies and Broomsticks - 3
Mighty Old Bones - 3
Death, Taxes, and Extra-hold Hairspray - 3
The Whistling Season - 3
A Trip to the Beach - 3
Picnic, Lightning - 3
Corpse Suzette - 3
The Cinnamon Roll Murder - 3
Can I Get an Amen? - 3
Scones and Bones - 3
As the Pig Turns - 3
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - 3
Ship Breaker - 3
Georgia Bottoms - 3
10th Anniversary - 3
Limpopo Academy of Private Detection - 3
What Color Is Your Jock Strap? - 3
The Fourth Man - 3
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch - 3
How to Knit a Wild Bikini - 3

3. Country spotlight: (2 pts.)

4. Monthly specials: (4 pts.)
Sprout - 4 (really good YA gay novel)

5. [Rachel's challenge]Author special/In memoriam: (4 pts.)

6. Fortune cookie: (4 pts.)
The Candymakers - #284 TBR list - 4 pts.
Bonefire of the Vanities - #345 - 4 pts.
French Lessons - #6 - 4 pts.

Total points so far: 106


message 47: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ 1. Chunkster tremor: Read one 700+ page book.
A Game of Thrones 7/19 (835 pages) (5 points)

2. Summer Project. I decided to count all books read that were added to my TBR in 2009 or 2010 and forgotten. (Note: this challenge is meant to help you get to the TBRs that you planned for this year but never got to yet for whatever reason.)

On TBR since 2009
Final Truth 6/13 (3 points)
Move Heaven and Earth 6/22 (3 points)
Sing the Four Quarters 6/25 (3 points)
Darkness Revealed 6/28 (3 points)
Walking Dead 7/18 (3 points)
Blood Lines 7/24 (3 points)
Lord of Sin 7/25 (3 points)
Pretty in Ink 7/26 (3 points)
Beach Road 7/27 (3 points)
Sliver of Truth 7/30 (3 points)
The Mad Ship 7/31 (3 points)

On TBR since 2010
Living Dead in Dallas 6/14 (3 points)
Never Too Hot 6/26 (3 points)
Heat Stroke 6/29 (3 points)
Club Dead 7/9 (3 points)


3. Country spotlight: This month, choose a book set in Greece or written by a writer of Greek origin.
The Huntress And The Sphinx (set in Greece) 6/30 (2 points)

4. Monthly specials: In the US, June is celebrated as the Gay Pride Month. Whether or not the day is celebrated elsewhere, there is a ton of literature out there dealing with this subject, in both adult and young adult categories. Choose a book that features a principal gay character (eg: Middlesex).
Beneath the Neon Moon - Theda Black (M/M romance) 6/14
(4 points)

5. [Rachel's challenge]Author special/In memoriam: The news just came out that Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday. Did you know that he has more than 500 published works, including novels, poems, short stories and screenplays? Choose at least one of his works for this challenge. (eg: Fahrenheit 451)
Something Wicked This Way Comes 6/16 (4 points)

6. Fortune cookie: Go to http://random.org , enter Min=1 and Max=. Click on Generate, and read the book in your pile corresponding to that number. (If you don't have access to that book, feel free to do this again and again until you come to a book that you have at home or can pick from the library.) (4 points)
#3044 - Corpse Pose 7/5 (4 points)
#711 - Sweet Talk 7/8 (4 points)

Total Points = 71


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