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message 1: by Sandy (last edited Mar 01, 2013 06:01AM) (new)

Sandy | 12387 comments Mod
The Spring 2013 challenge will begin on March 1, 2013 and end at Midnight, Eastern time, May 31, 2013.

This is where you will need to post information about completed tasks - updates to the Readerboard will be based on what is posted HERE AND ONLY HERE.

Please do not delete or edit any post in this thread!! Even if the post is not reflected on the Readerboard yet, I've often logged the post on my spreadsheet already and I will not know that you've made the changes. I do not go backwards in this thread to pick up points. If you need to make a change, just make a new post.

Please refer to the posting requirements for what must be included, and for guidelines that will help us keep the challenge running smoothly.
Posting Requirements

NOTES:
1. You MUST post a link to books claimed for a task.
2. If you claim a book that only exists in e-book form, you MUST provide either a line reference to the approved book spreadsheet or the post number in which the book was approved.
3. If the task requires information about an author, you MUST include the author link.
4. If the task requires a cover element, you MUST include the cover when you post.
5. Remember to include all "Required" task elements.
6. If your book was approved in the Help Thread for the task, please indicate that in your post.

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Please post tasks in numerical order, from smallest to largest.

Any problems with task postings will be posted in the questions/problems thread. Please post there if you have a question about your points, Goodreads authors, or Big Books.

Questions/Problems

Good luck and have fun!


message 2: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 12387 comments Mod
And the spring challenge begins!


message 3: by N. (new)

N. (nonodisco) | 198 comments 20.10 Group Reads

I read our noir selection, The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain. My post is #2 in the Group Reads thread.

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 20

Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 116
Total GoodReads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 4: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Mar 01, 2013 11:01PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (Scoobydoo0811) Readerboard Name: ♥Robin ♥

15.9 In Camelot
Over Sea, Under Stone

Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising, #1) by Susan Cooper

As of 2/24/13 book's homepage listed Mythology>Arthurian.

Susan Cooper is a GRA


Points Earned This Post: 15

Points Achieved to Date: 15/????
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets:
500+ (0)
750+ (0)
1000+ (0)


message 5: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 217 comments 5.8 Cinco de Mayo
High Five by Janet Evanovich (goodreads author). This is the 5th book in the Stephine Plum series

I am claiming a Goodreads Authors ticket


Total Points Earned: 5/870
Total Pages Read: 317/18853
Total Books Read: 1/69
Good Read Authors:1
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()





message 6: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (Oma1229) | 1251 comments OMA1229

Task 5.4-Spring Up, Fall Down

Read a book with a word in its title that can be both a noun and verb.

The Stream by H. Steven Robertson

Stream is the word in the title that is both a noun and a verb

Points this Post-5
Total Points to Date-5
5/870


message 7: by Katie (new)

Katie Katie M


5.1 -- Go West!

Gio's Dream by Carol Lynne

Approved in Msg. 2119

This post: 5 points
Total to Date: 5 points


message 8: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (shorty_320) | 1382 comments STACIE MI

Task 5.10 - Attention Grabber

I read:

Eve and Adam by Michael Grant

Here's the opening sentence: "I am thinking of an apple when the streetcar hits and my leg severs and my ribs crumble and my arm is no longer an arm but something unrecognizable, wet and red."

**Michael Grant is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 5
Total points: 5
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Pages read: 291
Goodreads authors: 1
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 9: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1316 comments 15.5 Hug A Tree read  Magisterium  by Jeff Hirschby Jeff Hirsch (GRA)

Points this task- 15

Total Points 15/870
Total Books 1/71
Total Tasks 1/53





message 10: by Lorna (new)

Lorna | 247 comments 10.7 Chosen By You

The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
Finalist in the category Middle Grade & Childrens

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1


Robin (Saturndoo) (Scoobydoo0811) Readerboard Name: ♥Robin ♥

15.10 Spring Break
Reader's Choice:Legacy Lane

Legacy Lane by Robin Lee Hatcher

Robin Lee Hatcher is a GRA

Points Earned This Post:15

Points Achieved to Date: 30/870
Goodreads Authors: 2
Big Book Tickets:
500+ (0)
750+ (0)
1000+ (0)


message 12: by Skandia (last edited Mar 02, 2013 11:40AM) (new)

Skandia (SFGirl) | 372 comments 10.6 Storm Chasers

Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker

Book set in Atlanta, Georgia

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 1
Books read: 1
Goodreads Author: 0
Big Book Tickets: 500 (0); 750 (0); 1000(0)


message 13: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (shorty_320) | 1382 comments STACIE MI

Task 5.1 - Go West!

I read a book that takes place in the United States, Connecticut to be exact:

Kristy's Great Idea: A Graphic Novel by Raina Telgemeier

**Raina Telgemeier is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 5
Total points: 10
Tasks completed: 2
Books read: 2
Pages read: 477
Goodreads authors: 2
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 14: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2022 comments Kathy G.

15.10. Spring Break


Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Total Points- 15
Total Tasks- 1
Goodreads Authors- 0
Big Books- (500+)- 0


message 15: by Dee (last edited Mar 02, 2013 05:55PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6228 comments Delicious Dee

10.2 Angry Birds
Thread of Fear - Laura Griffin (GR Author) - 5 ppl have it shelved as thriller

Total Points: 10
Goodreads Authors: 1


message 16: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (Sureshot26) | 771 comments Jessica PDX

10.1 - Less Is More

A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs, #8) by Jacqueline Winspear by Jacqueline Winspear

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 10


message 17: by maria helena (new)

maria helena (mariahel) MARIA HELENA

15.6 Let's All Go to the Lobby
Chocolat by Joanne Harris (made into a movie in 2000)


Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15/870
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GR Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 18: by Susan (last edited Mar 03, 2013 12:35AM) (new)

Susan Storz | 530 comments 5.4 Spring Up,Fall Down.

Use a title that has a word that can be used as a verb or a noun.

I read The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (A GoodReads author). The word "time"is on the list of words that can be used as either.

Task Points :5
Total points : 5
GoodRead Authors:1
Tasks finished 1


message 19: by Karen Michele (last edited Mar 03, 2013 05:21AM) (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1316 comments 10.2 Angry Birds

The birds are small but are flying above the globe shape and title:

The Dreaming Place (Newford, #2) by Charles de Lint The Dreaming Place by Charles de Lint

+10 Points
Grand Total: 10


message 20: by Kim (last edited Mar 11, 2013 04:58AM) (new)

Kim DeCina (ladyindigo) | 45 comments INDIGO (KIM)

15.10 Spring Break
Reader's Choice: In the Hand of the Goddess

Tamora Pierce is a GRA

Points Earned This Post:15

Total Points:: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 21: by Karina (new)

Karina (karinargh) 15.6 Let's all go to the lobby
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (movie from 2000)

Page count: 608 - claiming 1 big book ticket

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 15

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


message 22: by Andrea (new)

Andrea (deja05) | 100 comments 10.4 Purple on cover
Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook by Eileen Cook (GR Author)

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 10
GR Authors: 1


message 23: by ✿Claire✿ (Tiny Owl) (last edited Mar 03, 2013 11:47AM) (new)

✿Claire✿ (Tiny Owl) (clairelm) | 109 comments ClaireM

5.1 Go West!


The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox (Goodreads Author)

Set in US so in Western Hemisphere.

Points this post: 5
Total Points: 5
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 0


message 24: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (CleoCleveland) | 274 comments KAREN F

10.1 Less is More

Ruthless by Anne Stuart

Points this Post: 10
Total Challenge Points: 10
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0),750+(0),1000+(0)


message 25: by Amy C (last edited Mar 03, 2013 04:26PM) (new)

Amy C | 78 comments 5.5 -- Spring ChickenRead a YA book.
I read Holes by Louis Sachar.

10.9 Feeling Lucky?I rolled 37 and selected The Age of Innocence from post 1834. Here is the link to the post.

http://alexlikesdesign.com/topic/show/1...


Points this post: 15
Total points: 15
Tasks this post:2
Total tasks: 2
GR Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 26: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (AleksandraKonwa) | 777 comments 15.6 Let's all go to lobby

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling from "the book was better than the movie"

Task points 15
Total points 15


message 27: by Jayme VA (new)

Jayme VA | 789 comments Jayme VA

10.10 Above Average

Soul Harvest by Tim LaHaye

My average on 2/16 when I chose this book was 3.53. This book has an average of 3.88.

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10
GR Authors:
Big Books: 500+(0),750+(0),1000+(0)


message 28: by N. (new)

N. (nonodisco) | 198 comments 20.2 Pi Day

I read Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (Goodreads author). Romance is listed on its main page, fitting it into Option 3.

Points This Post: 20
Total Points: 40

Total Tasks Completed: 2
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 355
Total GoodReads Authors: 1
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 29: by Bekka (new)

Bekka (froydis) | 505 comments BEKKA - 25.1 Delicious Dee's task: Anchor’s Aweigh

Option 2: For this task I read “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon by Mark Haddon - N in Night-time; R in Curious; O in Curious; T in Night-time; C in Curious.

Option 3: For this task, I read “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor by Laini Taylor, because it was published in September of 2011.

Also, Laini Taylor is a Goodreads Author, so I’m claiming a ticket for that.

Here’s the summary:
Points Earned this Challenge: 25
Total Points Earned to Date: 25
Pages Read this Challenge: 638
Total Pages Read to Date: 638
Books Read this Challenge: 2
Total Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()





message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

10.1 Less is More

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger is a Goodreads Author

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 10

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


message 31: by Dee (last edited Mar 03, 2013 06:24PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 6228 comments Delicious Dee

10.3 March April May
Whisper of Warning - Laura Griffin (GR Author) - W-O-W

Total Points: 20
Goodreads Authors: 2


message 32: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (BJRose) | 822 comments BJ Rose

1 new task

5.4 -- Spring Up, Fall Down

'Rose' can be used as a noun and as a verb

The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber

Total Points = 5


message 33: by Marybeth (new)

Marybeth Taranow MarybethT

20.10 Group Reads

I read Three Complete Novels: The Postman Always Rings Twice/Mildred Pierce/Double Indemnity byJames M. Cain

I am new to noir crime fiction. I did read The Cocktail Waitress, the lost novel of James M. Cain awhile back and liked it. The language is different and takes some getting use to.

I think that the author really captured the time and place. I really felt like I was in California in the 1930's. I can picture people like Frank Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson as the characters. I never saw either of the movies based on this book. I don't want to give to much away since this is only the third post.

Cora and Frank were creepy characters. Their attraction to each other was violent and deadly. The police were smarmy and corrupt. I will definitely read some more noir. I really enjoyed this one.

Points this task 20

Total points 20



since this only the second post.


message 34: by Marybeth (new)

Marybeth Taranow MarybethT

I only read The Postman Always Rings Twice. My edition was The Three Complete Novels.


message 35: by Judy (new)

Judy | 560 comments JUDY

Task #5.3 Here Kitty, Kitty
Curiosity Thrilled the Cat (Magical Cats, #1) by Sofie Kelly

Task #15.7 Feeling Possessive?
Lady Eve's Indiscretion (The Duke's Daughters, #4)

Points this post 5+15=20

Total points 20

Tasks completed 2
Books Read 2


message 36: by maria helena (new)

maria helena (mariahel) MARIA HELENA

10.7 Chosen By You
Easy by Tammara Webber
This book was a final nominee in the category Goodreads Author.

****** Tammara Webber is a Goodreads Author ******


Points this post: 10
Total Points: 25/870
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
GR Authors: 1
Big Book Tickets: 0


message 37: by Kim (new)

Kim | 13 comments Kimmie

10.2 Angry birds

I've read Aan niemand vertellen by Simone van der Vlugt.
This book is listed as Thriller on it's main page by 4 users.

Points this post: 10
Total points: 10/870
Tasks completed: 1
GR authors: 0
Big books: 0


message 38: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1316 comments 5.4 -- Spring Up, Fall Down

Includes the word "fall" which can be used as a noun and a verb:

We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier

+5 Points

Grand Total: 15


message 39: by Stacie (new)

Stacie (shorty_320) | 1382 comments STACIE MI

Task 5.7 - Someone to Fall Back On

I read a book by one of my favorites:

Fables, Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland by Bill Willingham

**Bill Willingham is a Goodreads author!!**

Points this task: 5
Total points: 15
Tasks completed: 3
Books read: 3
Pages read: 669
Goodreads authors: 3
Big books: 500+ (0); 750+ (0); 1000+ (0)


message 40: by Andy (last edited Mar 03, 2013 10:24PM) (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2330 comments Andy P.
Task # 5.4 Spring Up, Fall Down
Read a book with a word in the title that can be used as both a verb and a noun
Deadly Stakes by J.A. Jance
The word stakes can be used as a noun as in, The stakes in the contest were high, or verb. He stakes his life on the truth.


message 41: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 2330 comments Andy P.
Task # 10.6 Storm Chasers
Read a book set in a "Tornado Alley" state
Lying Wonders by Susan Rogers Cooper This book is set in Oklahoma and at one point the main character mentions that Oklahoma is part of "Tornado Alley".


message 42: by Sue T (new)

Sue T (SueTinge) | 1346 comments 20.7 - Shorter is Sweeter - Suzanne VN's task - Have Passport, Will Travel

Option 4 - Read a book that takes place primarily at an inn, hotel, bed & breakfast, cruise ship, cabin or campground. The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts

Points this post: 20
Total Points: 20/890
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors:
Big Books: 500+ (), 750+ (), 1000+ ()


message 43: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Hodges Young | 260 comments Jennifer KS

5.2 -- It's In Their Genes

I read Good Enough to Eat by Stacey Ballis


5.6 -- Hope Springs Eternal

I read Driftwood Summer by Patti Callahan Henry who is a Goodreads Author


10.4 Purple For Peace

I read It Takes a Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery, #1) by Heather Blake by Heather Blake


Total Points: 20
Tasks Completed: 3
Books Read: 3
GoodReads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+ (), 750+ (), 1000+ ()


message 44: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2061 comments Sheila

5.1 -- Go West! (Book set in Western hermisphere)


A Cold Day In Paradise (Alex McKnight, #1) by Steve Hamilton A Cold Day In Paradise by Steve Hamilton

Set in Michigan, USA


5.2 -- It's In Their Genes

Elegy for April by Benjamin Black Elegy for April by Benjamin Black

2 B's in authors name


Total Points = 10


message 45: by Bluemoon (new)

Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 1445 comments 20.4 - DID YOU KNOW....

OPTION C - ROMANCE GENRE - On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves.



Tracey Garvis-Graves is a Goodreads author.




TOTAL POINTS - 20
GOODREADS AUTHORS - 1
BIG BOOKS - 0







message 46: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 1316 comments 20.10 Group Reads

I am post #3 in the thread for:

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

+20 Points

Grand Total: 35


message 47: by Rebecca NJ (new)

Rebecca NJ (NJReader) | 639 comments Readerboard Name - Rebecca NJ


20.2 - Pi Day
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Book fits Option 3 - "Romance" listed as a genre on main GR page

This post: 20 points
Total points to date: 20 points
Tasks completed: 1
** Electing to not track GR authors and Big Books this season **


message 48: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 12387 comments Mod
10.8 Pedal To The Metal
I read The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't by Nate Silver.

20.4 - Author! Author!: Bluemoon's task: DID YOU KNOW....
I chose option A and read a book with the word "lion" in the title. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Total points: 30


message 49: by Kathy G. (last edited Mar 04, 2013 12:32AM) (new)

Kathy G. | 2022 comments Kathy G.

5.6 -- Hope Springs Eternal

Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich

***Claiming Goodreads Author***

This is the second book of hers that I've read
and it was just "okay" and not great.

Total Points- 20
Total Tasks- 2
Goodreads Authors- 1
Big Books- (500+)- 0


message 50: by Marybeth (new)

Marybeth Taranow MarybethT

repost of msg 34

20.10 Group Reads

I read the noir selection,The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

My post is #4 in the Group Reads thread.

Points this post- 20
Total points- 20

Total Tasks completed- 1


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