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message 1: by Dlmrose (last edited May 27, 2011 01:14PM) (new)

Dlmrose | 14231 comments Mod
THE SUMMER 2011 CHALLENGE WILL BEGIN ON JUNE 1, 2011 AND END AT MIDNIGHT (EST) AUGUST 31, 2011.
This thread will open on JUNE 1.

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

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 Jensownzoo (new)

Jensownzoo | 125 comments Total Points = 10

10.10 -- Gimme S’more Speaking of camping... August 10 is National S'mores Day. Read s'more by an author you've read before. No rereads allowed.

I read My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster. I have read all of her previous books and received this latest for my birthday a week or so ago.


message 3: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon | 217 comments 5.1. At the Shore Island of the Blue Dolphins Finished 6/1/11


Total Point Earned: 5/925
Total Pages Read: 184/19918
Total Books Read: 1/59
Good Read Authours:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()





message 4: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2062 comments 5.9. The Long and the Short of It.

Steve Jobs: The Brilliant Mind Behind Apple by Anthony Imbimbo 112 pages

Total Points = 5


message 5: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Hodges Young | 260 comments Jennifer KS

15.5 Mind the Gap I read Death Walked In Death On Demand #18 by Carolyn Hart

She is a Good Reads Author

Points this task 15
total Points 15
Tasks done 1
Books 1
Pages 294
Good Reads Authors 1


message 6: by Danie (new)

Danie (heyydanie) | 57 comments 15.5 Mind the Gap
Three To Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich.

Points this post : 15
Total points : 15


message 7: by mstan (last edited Jun 18, 2011 04:51AM) (new)

mstan | 876 comments 5.9 - The Long and Short of It

Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas (173pg, 5 words in the title)
(* * *)

15.5 - Mind the Gap

On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God: Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (second in a series comprising about 10 books)
(* * * * - so very funny!!)

Points this post: 20
Total points: 20
Tasks completed: 2
Books: 2
Pages: 445
Big Book tickets: 0
Goodreads authors: 0





message 8: by Jensownzoo (new)

Jensownzoo | 125 comments Total Points = 20

10.4 World Cat Day -- title with "cat"

Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split by Laurie Perry

Not particularly impressed with the book, but it does have 14 knitting projects (with color pictures!) in the back written mostly in plain English for the beginning knitter.


message 9: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lbhick) | 595 comments Lisa MD

COMPLETED TASKS:

10.1 For Real?
read a book with the genre steampunk
Soulless by Gail Carriger READ 6.1.11
GOODREADS AUTHOR

*********************************************************************




TOTAL TASKS COMPLETED: 1/57
TOTAL BOOKS READ: 1
TOTAL POINTS: 10/1000
TOTAL GOODREADS AUTHORS: 1
BIG BOOK TICKETS: 500+[ ] 750+[ ] 1000+[ ]


message 10: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (AleksandraKonwa) | 777 comments Finished
5.7 Don`t stop reading
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Task points 5
Total points 5
Total tasks 1
Total books 1


message 11: by Sarah (last edited Jun 02, 2011 03:01PM) (new)

Sarah  (sarahelaine) | 67 comments 5.3 The Dog Days of Summer

The Pug by Edward Patterson

There's a lovely dog on the cover.

The Pug An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet by Edward Patterson

Points for this task: 5
Total points: 5
Task Completed: 1
Books Read: 1






message 12: by chucklesthescot (last edited Jun 02, 2011 02:40PM) (new)

chucklesthescot Task 5.8 But no shoplifting!

I was given this book as a Christmas present from my friend in Canada.

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Points this task:5
Total Points:5
Goodreads Authors:0
Big Book Tickets:0





message 13: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1317 comments 25.3 - Sandy's task: The Ice Cream Truck

5. Bullet Firecracker Pop – read a crime/mystery book
read The Angel of Deathby Alane Ferguson

and
8. Big Dipper Cone – read a science fiction/fantasy book read
Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Points this task 25
Total points 25/1000
Tasks Completed: 1/57
Books read: 2/77
Total pages: 736
GR Authors:
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)





message 14: by Christina (new)

Christina (stinalynne04) 15.5 Mind the Gap - Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich

Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Pages Read: 352
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0





message 15: by Emma (new)

Emma (Emmalita) | 170 comments Emmalita

Task 15.7 The Readers Have Chosen

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

This book was the Best NonFiction book in the 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards

Rebecca Skloot is a Goodreads author

This post: 15 points
Total points to Date: 15 points
Goodreads authors: 1


message 16: by Jen B (last edited Jun 02, 2011 05:05PM) (new)

Jen B (jennybee618) | 140 comments 10.9 Around the Campfire

The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry

The main character summons the ghosts of her friends and family by cooking their recipes.

Jael McHenry is a Goodreads author

Total Points: 10
GR Authors: 1



message 17: by Stesse (new)

Stesse | 271 comments STESSE


5.3. The Dog Days of Summer

Katie Up and Down the Hall: The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors into a Family by Glenn Plaskin

Katie Up and Down the Hall The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors into a Family by Glenn Plaskin

Total Points: 5
Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 256
Total GoodReads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 18: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2062 comments 15.4 Summer Shorts

Love and Death by Carolyn Hart

This was edited by Carolyn Hart who is a Goodreads author but is actually a book of short stories by various authors.

Total Points = 20


message 19: by Foxy Grandma (last edited Jun 02, 2011 05:55PM) (new)

Foxy Grandma (FoxyGrandma) | 748 comments 5.7 DON'T STOP READING - Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

5.9 LONG AND SHORT OF IT - Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange
Long Book 576 pgs with a Short Title
***Big Books 576pgs***

Points: 10
Tasks: 2
Books: 2
Pages: 907
Big Books 500+: 1


message 20: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog (StephCover2Cover) | 53 comments Task 15.10 Summertime Read anything

Fallenby Lauren Kate

Lauren Kate is a Goodreads Author

Total Points: 15

Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 452
Total GoodReads Authors: 1


message 21: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 640 comments 10.1 For Real?

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
Speculative Fiction - approved on help thread

15.8 Up In The Air

Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie
SM = San Marino

Points This Post: 25
Total Points: 25
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Book Tickets: 500=0, 750=0, 1000=0


message 22: by N. (new)

N. (nonodisco) | 199 comments 10.6 -- Gay Pride

I chose to read a book featuring GLBTQ characters. In The Color Purple by Alice Walker, the female protagonist, Celie, has a sexual relationship with a woman.

Points This Post: 10
Total Points: 10

Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 1
Total Pages Read: 288
Total GoodReads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 23: by Heather (new)

Heather | 295 comments Heather KS

Finished task 5.10 Summer Fun by reading If You Ask Me by Betty White.

She made me smile the whole way through and even laughed out loud a few times!

New point total: 5


message 24: by Jody (new)

Jody | 124 comments 15.4. Summer Shorts
Good Poems for Hard Times

Points Posted. 15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed. 1
Books Read: 1


message 25: by Cindie (last edited Jun 07, 2011 04:21AM) (new)

Cindie Harp | 1349 comments 15.10 summer time and the reading is easy

I read the heretic Queen by Michelle Moran The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

Michelle Moran is a Goodreads author ****

Points: 15
Books read: 1
Tasks completed: 1
Goodreads Authors: 1
Pages read: 400






message 26: by N. (new)

N. (nonodisco) | 199 comments 15.8 Up In the Air

I read American Widow by Alissa Torres, whose initials double as Austria's country code (AT).

Points This Post: 15
Total Points: 25

Total Tasks Completed: 2
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 512
Total GoodReads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 27: by Jensownzoo (new)

Jensownzoo | 125 comments Total Points = 35

15.10 All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

I listened to this audiobook while weeding the garden and cleaning the house. Good narrator, highly recommended.


message 28: by Katrina (new)

Katrina (katrinajt) | 457 comments 25.2 Pulitzer Prize Winners Past and Present

For book A I read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, which won the prize for fiction in 2001. (This book has 636 pages and is therefore a big book)

For book B I read

Love Songs by Sara Teasdale, which won the prize for poetry in 1918. However, the goodreads version says 94 pages, but I read from the version listed on amazon with 104 pages: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Songs-Sara...


Total Points: 25
Total Tasks Completed: 1
Total Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 740
Total GoodReads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 29: by Janet (last edited Jun 03, 2011 02:12AM) (new)

Janet Berkman (jannie_b) 5.4 - SUMMMMMMMER

The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King - 528 pages (a big book)

10.7 - It's been a year already?!

The Lovers by Vendela Vida - 240 pages

This book was #63 on the July 2010 list.

10.8 - Baby it's hot outside

The Eternal Smile: Three Stories by Gene Yuen Lang - 176 pages
The Eternal Smile Three Stories by Gene Luen Yang

Points This Post: 25
Total Points: 25

Total Tasks Completed: 3
Total Books Read: 3
Total Pages Read: 944
Total GoodReads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 30: by Jensownzoo (last edited Jun 03, 2011 05:58AM) (new)

Jensownzoo | 125 comments Whoops.


message 31: by Felina (new)

Felina 5.3 The Dog Days of Summer
Ghost Ship by P.J. Alderman – Finished 06/02/11

Ghost Ship (Port Chatham, #2) by P.J. Alderman

Total Points Earned: 5/925
Total Pages Read: 368
Total Books Read: 1/59
Goodreads Authors:
Big Book Tickets: 500 (), 750 (), 1000 ()


message 32: by Katrina (new)

Katrina (katrinajt) | 457 comments 15.10 Summertime, And the Reading is Easy

I chose to read If I Stay by Gayle Forman, 196 pages.

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 40
Total Tasks Completed: 2
Total Books Read: 3
Total Pages Read: 936
Total GoodReads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)
Gayle Forman


message 33: by mstan (last edited Jun 03, 2011 01:57PM) (new)

mstan | 876 comments 15.1 - Beware of Thorns

Briar Rose - Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (This fits A (title) and B (cover).)
(* *)

25.3 - The Ice-Cream Truck

You Against Me (* * *) and The Piper's Son (* * * *) (Both are Bubble Gum Pop.)

30.8 - Summer Solstice

I chose Option 1 - to read one book each from a different list.

V for Vendetta (#11 on the Quality Dark Fiction list) (* * * *) and

Ella Enchanted (#77 on the Light But Not (Too) Dumb list) (* * * *)

Points this task: 70
Total points: 90
Tasks completed: 5
Books: 7
Pages: 1,969
Big Book tickets: 0
Goodreads authors: 0





message 34: by SandyC (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 416 comments Sandy MN

Task 30.4 -- MsOPP's Task Summer in Europe

Option 2 (Takes Place in Summer):
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

***Maureen Johnson is a Goodreads Author***

Option 3(Coming of Age): The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Total Points: 30
Total GR Authors: 1


message 35: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments 5.3 Dog Days of Summer

Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
Lots of info for dog owners/lovers.

5.4 Summmmer

The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean by Erin McKean The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
This one is good if you are looking for a light, fast read.

Today's Total: 10
Grand Total: 10


message 36: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 70 comments LauMarie

10.10--Gimme S'more

I read Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin. I've read 3 of her other books. She's a really easy read for me and I like her.

Total Point Earned: 10
Total Pages Read: 352
Total Books Read: 1
Good Read Authours:
Big Book Tickets: 500(), 750(), 1000()


message 37: by Sheila (last edited Jun 03, 2011 07:16PM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) | 2062 comments 5.4. S U M M M M M M E R

Murder 101 by Maggie Barbieri Maggie


20.10 Group Read


Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran **Goodreads Author**

I want to thank whomever suggested this book for the historical fiction group read. I really enjoyed it and posted a commentary in msg #2. I'm looking forward to reading others comments on this great read.

Total Points = 45
New Goodreads Author = Michelle Moran



message 38: by Sue T (last edited Jun 03, 2011 07:00PM) (new)

Sue T (SueTinge) | 1346 comments 15.1 Beware of Thorns

The Rose Rent The Rose Rent The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters by Ellis Peters. Meets A and B.

Points this post: 15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
GoodReads Authors:
Big Books: 500+ (0), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 39: by Robert (new)

Robert Wright (monkeytoe) | 15 comments monkeytoe

Task #15.6 - Mind the Gap

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

People: Bird


This post: 15 points
Total to Date = 15 points.


message 40: by TJ (new)

TJ (girlxoxo) | 142 comments Username: TANYAPT
Task: 15.5
Book: Dime Store Magic, Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Oherworld #3)
*** Goodreads Author ***

Points this post:15
Total Points: 15
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 1
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 41: by Katelin (new)

Katelin | 70 comments 15.8 Up In the Air

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

DE=Germany

Task Points: 15
Total Points: 15


message 42: by Jensownzoo (new)

Jensownzoo | 125 comments TOTAL POINTS = 60

25.5 U.S. Patriots
a) Loser by Jerry Spinelli (born in PA)
b) River Marked by Patricia Briggs -- one of the main characters (Adam Hauptman) is an ex-Army Ranger who fought in Vietnam. There is also a supporting character who is ex-Marine and fought in Desert Storm.


message 43: by Amanda Pearl (new)

Amanda Pearl (amandapearl) | 272 comments 5.1 At the Shore

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Points this post:5


Total Points:5
Tasks Completed: 1
Books Read: 1
Goodreads Authors: 0
Big Books: 500+(0), 750+(0), 1000+(0)


message 44: by Katrina (new)

Katrina (katrinajt) | 457 comments 10.7 It's been a year already

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

This was the number one new release of June 2010 on goodreads.


Points this post: 10
Total Points: 50
Total Tasks Completed: 3
Total Books Read: 4
Total Pages Read: 1114
Total GoodReads Authors: 0
Total Big Books: 500+ (1), 750+ (0), 1000+ (0)


message 45: by Aleksandra (new)

Aleksandra (AleksandraKonwa) | 777 comments Finished
5.8 but not shoplifting
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

This book I recieved for Mothers Day which I celebrate 26th of May (Poland)

Task points 5
Total points 10
Total tasks 2
Total books 2


message 46: by chucklesthescot (new)

chucklesthescot Task 30.4 Summer in Europe

option 1-Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

option 4-Plague 99 by Jean Ure-book set in England

Points this task:30
Total Points:35
Goodreads Authors:0
Big Book Tickets:0





message 47: by Kathy G. (last edited Jun 04, 2011 02:16PM) (new)

Kathy G. | 2022 comments Kathy G.

15.9 Pulling Weeds-


A Breath of Fresh Air by Betty Cavanna

***My copy was a Sixth Printing 1975- Hardback- from the library. 223 pages.***

***I sorted my TBR pile by the rating, this being a 2.50 and has been on my list for quite some time!

Total Points- 15
Total Tasks- 1
Goodreads Authors- 0
Big Books- 0


message 48: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jess0702) | 129 comments Jess Philly

10.2: Phone Home

I read The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein. In it aliens come to Earth and start controlling the humans.

Total Points: 10


message 49: by Nick (new)

Nick (doily) | 1426 comments Nickboy.

First post of the challenge.

5.6 As American as...
Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams' Doc Graham by Brett Friedlander and Robert Reising 220 pages Colorized photo of Baseball Player Doc Graham is on the cover. Chasing Moonlight The True Story of Field of Dreams' Doc Graham by Brett Friedlander

5.8 But not shoplifting...
The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor by Andrew Taylor 412 pages, borrowed from the library.

Task Points: 10
Total Points: 10/1000
Tasks Completed: 2
Books Read: 2
Pages Read: 632
Big Books: 500+ (0)


message 50: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (JennReneeRead) | 1317 comments 15.3v In The Eurozone

read The Awakening by Michael Carroll who lives in Ireland
and Girl, (Nearly) 16: Absolute Tortureby Sue Limb who lives in United Kingdom.


Points this post 15
Total Point Earned: 40/1000
Pages Read: 1258
Books Read: 4/77
Task Completed 2/57
Good Read Authours:
Big Book Tickets: 500(0), 750(0), 1000(0)





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