Winter 2009

5 POINT TASKS 
1. THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY – In Honor Of Walt Disney (Born December 5, 1901 – Died December 15, 1966) Read A Book Related To Your Favorite Disney Film. 
Ex. If Your Favorite Film Is Cinderella You Could Read Godmother The Secret Cinderella Story OrBefore Midnight A Retelling of “Cinderella”. 

2. SHE WAS A GRAND OLD FLAG MAKER – In Honor Of Betsy Ross (Born January 1, 1752 – Died January 30, 1836) Famously Credited With Sewing The First American Flag…
A. Read A Book That Has A Red, White, And Blue Cover. (Other Colors May Appear But R/W/B Should Be The Primary Colors Of The Book)
Ex.: The Scandal Plan Or How to Win the Presidency by Cheating on Your Wife by Bill Folman
OR 
B. Read A Book That Has The Word Stars And/Or Stripes In The Title (Words Such As Starry Or Striped Are Also Acceptable). 
Ex. Number the Stars Or Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf

3. ROYAL READING – In Honor Of Elizabeth Of York (Born February 11, 1466 – Died February 11, 1503) Wife, Mother, And Grandmother To Members Of One Of The Most Famous Monarchies In History (The Tudors) …
A. Read A Novel Featuring A Monarch As A Main Character (Ex. The Monsters of St. HelenaAbout Napoleon Bonaparte) 
OR 
B. A Non-Fiction Book About A Monarch(s).(Ex. Suleiman the Magnificent About The Longest-Reigning Sultan Of The Ottoman Empire.)
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_…)

4. A WINNING DECADE – As We Transition From One Decade To The Next We Should Recognize The Books That Won Us Over In The Last One…For This Task Read A Book That Has Received A Literary Award During The Years (2000-2009).
Ex. 2000 – Man Booker – The Blind Assassin
2001 – Edgar Allan Poe Award – The Bottoms
2002 – Miles Franklin Award – Dirt Music
2003 – Orange Prize for Fiction – Property
2004 – The Goncourt Prize – The House of Scorta
2005 – Toucan Prize – Ruin
2006 – Agatha Award For Best First Novel – Heat of the Moon, The
2007 – Hugo Award For Best Novel – Rainbows End
2008 – RITA Awards: Best First Book – Dead Girls Are Easy
2009 – Western Heritage Award – Jackalope Dreams
 

For A List Of Literary Awards With Links To Lists Of Winners Go To (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_…) And Please State Which Award The Book Won When Claiming Points For This Task.

5. A LIBRARIANS JOB IS NEVER DONE – In Honor Of February Being Library Lovers Month…
A. Visit Your Local Library And Ask One Of The Librarians To Recommend Their Favorite Book And Then Read That Book. 
OR
B. Read A Book Where The Main Character Is A Librarian Or A Library Plays An Important Role In The Plot. Ex. Charlaine Harris‘ Aurora Teagarden Series or Murder at the Library of Congress 

6. IT’S A DIRTY JOB BUT… – In The Fall Challenge We Read About Our Current And Dream Job So For This Task…
A. Read A Novel Where The Main Character Does A Job You Could Never Imagine Doing.
OR
B. A Non-Fiction Book About That Job/Industry.
Ex. Prison Guard – Slammer Or Newjack Guarding Sing Sing

7. EYING THE YEAR OF THE TIGER – In Honor Of Chinese New Year Which Falls During This Challenge (February 14th, 2010) Read A Book Written By An Author Who Shares Your Chinese Zodiac Sign. 
If You Go To (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_…) You Will Find A Chart Of The Different Signs; Click On The Animal And You Will See All Of The Years That Correspond To That Sign.

Ex. I Was Born In The Year Of The Dog So I Could Read A Book Written By Mitch Albom (1958) OrKurt Vonnegut (1922)

For Help Finding Authors Born In A Particular Year Seehttp://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/years

8. BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE – While Outside It May Be Cold And Blustery; Inside You Can Cozy Up To A Cozy Mystery. Visit http://www.cozy-mystery.com/ If You Need Help Picking A Book/Author. 
(*It’s Not Required But Feel Free To Enjoy This Book Curled Up In Front Of A Fire Or Wrapped Up In A Comfy Blanket With A Hot Beverage Of Your Choice!)

9. ISN’T IT ROMANTIC – Read A Book With The Words: Love, Romance, Cupid, Sweetheart, Valentine, Heart, Kiss, Chocolate, Roses, Or Jewelry In The Title. (Alternate Forms Of These Words Are Acceptable I.E. Romantic Or Kissing Would Be Fine.)
Ex. Kiss the Girls Or Cupid and Diana a novel

10. THE ALLURE OF ALLITERATION – Read A Book Whose Title Contains Alliteration – The Title Must Have 2 Or More Words That Begin With Same Letter Back To Back ORWith Only A Short Word In Between (i.e. A, And, In, On, The etc.)
Ex. Fatally Flaky Or Handbags and Homicide 

10 POINT TASKS 
1. UNDER THE BIG TOP – In Honor Of Charles Ringling (Born December 2, 1863 – Died December 3, 1926) One Of Seven Brothers Who Formed Ringling Brothers Circus – Read A Book About The Circus, Circus Performers, or Circus Animals.
Ex. Water for Elephants Or A Son of the Circus 2. LOUIS LOUIS -In Honor Of Louis Braille (January 4, 1809 – January 6, 1852) Famous For Devising The Braille Method Used By The Blind For Reading And Writing…
A. Read A Novel With A Character Who Lost Or Was Born Not Having The Use Of One Or More Of Their Five Senses (I.E. A Character Who Is Blind, Deaf Etc.) 
Ex. The Long Silence of Mario Salviati A Novel
OR
B. Read A Non-Fiction Account Of The Life Of A Person Who Lost Or Was Born Not Having The Use Of One Or More Of Their Five Senses (I.E. A Character Who Is Blind, Deaf Etc.).
Ex.The Story of My Life

3. RENAISSANCE READING – In Honor Of Zora Neale Hurston (Born January 7, 1891– Died January 28, 1960) Famous Harlem Renaissance Author…
A. Read A Novel That Was Written By An African American That Also Has An African American Protagonist.
OR
B. Read A Non-Fictional Account Of The Harlem Renaissance Or A Biography/Autobiography Of An Important African American Figure From That Time Period. Ex. Langston Hughes Or Billie Holiday

4. WINNERS CHOICE
A. Read A 5-Star Book From One Of The Winners Of The Fall Challenge (If You Are A Winner You Can’t Use Your Own List) 
PJREADS
DONNA JO
DLM ROSE
ROSEANN
DIANE
WENDY
JAN THE GRYPHON
KARI ♪
RACHEL LEE
TERESA IN OHIO
BONNIE
HELEN
BJ ROSE
SANDRA
ABIGAIL
STEPHANIE US
SAM
MICHELLE US
BRIDGIT
EMILY
LEORA
GINA
SARA NICOLE
LISA MD

Please State Which Person You Selected When You Claim Points For This Task

5. POPULARITY CONTEST – Discovering The Hot Books Of 2009….
A. Go To http://www.goodreads.com/book/popular…
B. Click On The By Month Tab, Select The Month You Were Born In And Read One Of The Books From That List ORYou May Use The Overall List For The Year.

6. LOCAL LITERATURE LOVERS – Start By Going Tohttp://www.goodreads.com/user/near_me
A. If You Live In The US – Select Within 5 Miles & Type In Your Zip Code – Then Select One Of The People Found On That Page (Not Yourself) And Read One Of Their 5-Star Books.
B. If You Live Outside The Us – Select The Country You Live In – Then Select One Of The People Found On That Page (Not Yourself) And Read One Of Their 5-Star Books.

7. SMALL SCREEN STORIES – Read A Book Inspired By, OR Was The Inspiration For, ORIs In Some Way Related To Your Favorite Television Show (Past Or Present).
Ex. If Your Favorite Show Is Dexter You Could Read A Book From Jeff Lindsay‘s Dexter Series Or Another Book About A Serial Killer(s).

8. OH CANADA! – To Commemorate The Upcoming Winter Olympics That Will Be Held In Vancouver, Canada – Read A Novel Written By A Canadian Author, Set In Canada, Or A Non-Fiction Book About Canada.
Ex. Saul Bellow, Mrs. Mike, So, You Want to Be Canadian All About the Most Fascinating People in the World and the Magical Place They Call Home

9. REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR – In Honor Of Pearl Harbor Day (December 7th) Read A Book Written By An Author Who Was Born In Hawaii, A Book Set In Hawaii, Or A Non-Fiction Book About Hawaii.
Ex. Kiana Davenport, Hawaii A Novel, Culture Shock! Hawaii A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette 

10. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE – Read A Novel Written By A Russian Author, Set In Russia, Or A Non-Fiction Book About Russia.
Ex. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Kitchen Boy A Novel of the Last Tsar, From Nyet to Da Understanding the New Russia 

15 POINT TASKS 
1. MAKE ME LAUGH – In Honor Of Richard Pryor (Born December 2, 1940 – Died December 10, 2005) Famous African American Comedian….
A. Read A Black Comedy Or Satirical Novel (Ex. Infinite Jest A Novel Or Catch-22) 
AND
B. Watch A Black Comedy Or Satirical Film (Ex. Burn After Reading Or Blazing Saddles)2. ADVENTURES WITH ALICE AND LEWIS – In Honor Of Lewis Carroll (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898) Author Most Famous For Alice’s Adventure’s In Wonderland…
A. Read A Book Featuring A Character Or Person Who Is Named Alice/Lewis (First Or Last) OR Was Written By An Author With The Name Alice/Lewis (First Or Last). 
AND
B. Read A Novel That Takes Place In A Fictional Land Such As Narnia Or Oz.

3. WHAT WOMEN WANT (TO READ AND WRITE) – In Honor Of Betty Friedan (Born February 4, 1921 – Died February 4, 2006) Famous Feminist…
A. Read A Novel Written By A Female Author From A Series That Has A Female Main Character.
Ex. Janet Evanovich‘s Stephanie Plum Series 
AND
B. Read An Autobiography Or Biography Of A Woman You Admire (Book Must Also Have Been Written By A Woman).
Ex. Ayn Rand and the World She Made

4. IT’S ALL ABOUT FUN AND GAMES 
A. Read A Book That Has Your Favorite Game (Card, Board, Video, Computer Etc.) In The Title Or Relates In Some Way To That Game .
AND
B. Spend An Hour Or More Playing That Game.

Ex. If you enjoy the game LIFE you could read an (auto)biography i.e. the story of someone’s life OR a book with the word LIFE in the title such as The Secret Life of Bees AND then play the game. 

5. READERS ROUND THE WORLD UNITE – One Of The Best Things About Goodreads Is That It Allows Readers From Around The World To Share Thoughts About The Books They Love So For This Task…

A. Go To This Page (http://www.goodreads.com/user/near_me) There You Will Find A List Of Countries.
B. Choose A Country That Corresponds To Your First Initial And Hit Meet People; Go To The Profile Of The First Person On That List; Read A 5-Star Book From That Persons List. 
AND
C. Choose A Country That Corresponds To Your Last Initial And Hit Meet People; Go To The Profile Of The First Person On That List; Read A 5-Star Book From That Persons List.

If That Person’s Profile Is Private Or They Have No 5-Star Books You May Choose Another Country Or Go To The Next Person On That Countries List. 
The Only Letter Not Found On This List Is X If Your First Or Last Initial Is X You May Use Your Middle Initial Instead.

Please Post The Name Of The People/Countries You Selected When Claiming Points For This Task.

6. THE SEASON OF GIFTING & GIVING
A. Read A Book That Relates To Best Gift You’ve Ever Been Given (It Doesn’t Have To Have Been A Holiday Present). Please State Who Gave You The Gift & Why It’s Your Favorite Gift When Claiming Points For This Task)
AND
B. This Is Also The Season For Giving Back – You Can Spend Some Time Volunteering Or Donate Money/Clothing/Food To A Local Charity. Post How You Gave Back When Claiming Points For This Task. 

7. FOOD + FAMILY AND/OR FRIENDS = READING FUN
A. Read A Novel With Recipes Or A Cookbook. 
AND
B. Prepare One Or More Of The Recipes From The Book And Share It With Others (Family/Friends/Co-Workers Etc.).

8. SILVER SCREEN CELEBRATIONS
A. Read A Book That Relates To Any Holiday That Occurs During This Challenge (December, January, Or February) Such As (Christmas, Hanukah, Valentine’s Day, New Years Etc.)…It Can Either Be A Novel, A Non-Fiction Book About The Holiday, Or Several Children’s Books (100+ Pages Worth) About The Holiday.
AND
B. Watch A Film That Involves That Same Holiday.
Ex. If You Chose Groundhog’s Day You Could Read Gary Shteyngart’s The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (A Character In This Book Is Called Groundhog) And Watch Groundhog’s Day Starring Bill Murray. 

9. OUT WITH THE OLD & IN WITH THE NEW BOOKS
A. Read The Book That Has Been On Your TBR Pile/Shelf The Longest. 
AND
B. Read A Book Written By An Author You Have Never Read Before.

10. WE WILL REMEMBER YOU 
A. Read A Book Written By An Author Who Died In 2009. (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/yea…) 
AND
B. Watch A Film Starring An Actor/Actress Or That Was Directed By A Director Who Died In 2009.
Ex. Kill Bill w/David Carradine or The Handmaids Tale w/Natasha Richardson. 

20 POINT TASKS 
20.1 MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – BETH MN’S TASK – REVISITING THE PAST
Choose Your Favorite Task From A Past Challenge. The Task You Choose Must Originally Have Been Worth 15 Points Or Higher. When You Claim Points, Let Us Know Which Challenge And Which Task You’re Revisiting.
To See A List Of Former Tasks See The Help Thread For This Task.20.2 ROOKIE OF THE SEASON – CHERYL ME’S TASK – CIVIL RIGHTS
In Honor Of Rosa Parks Day And Martin Luther King Jr Day Both Of Which Take Place During This Challenge Read A Book That Is Related To The Civil Rights Movement. The Book Can Be A Fiction Book In Which The Main Character Fights For Civil Rights Or A Non-Fiction Book About Civil Rights, The Movement, Or A Biography/Auto-Biography About One Of Its Leaders.

20.3 GROUP READS
Read One Of The Following Group Read Selections And Make At Least One Post In The Discussion Thread.
A. Classic – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass 
B. Winter – The Stupidest Angel A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, Version 2.0
C. Romance – The Princess Bride 

25 POINT TASKS 
1. LEORA’S TASK – 1001 BOOKS
For This Task You Have To Read 2 Books From The 1001 Books To Read Before You Die List.
THE LIST

2. GINA’S TASK – FEBRUARY IS INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP MONTH
. Read A Book About With Friend, Friends Or Freindship In The Title 
OR 
. Read A Book Where Friendship Is A Main Theme 
AND 
. When You Post Please Tell Us What Friendship Means To You.

3. SARA NICOLE’S TASK – A GAME OF CLUE
A. Suspects – Scarlet, Peacock, Mustard, Green, Plum, Or White: Read A Book With A Cover That Very Predominantly Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Purple, Or White. Post A Picture Of The Cover When You Claim Points, Please! 
Examples: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky For Green Or [image error] For Blue. 

B. Weapons – Candlestick, Wrench, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Or Lead Pipe: Read A Book With The Name Of A Weapon In The Title (Any Weapon, Not Just One Of Those Six). 
Examples: The Subtle Knife Or Poison Study Or Season Of The Machete. 

C. Rooms – Study, Kitchen, Hall, Conservatory, Lounge, Ballroom, Dining Room, Library, Billiard Room: Who Are We Kidding? This Is Goodreads! It’s The Library, Of Course! Get At Least One Of Your Two Books From A Library — Public, School, Or Personal (I.E. A Book You Already Own).

4. LISA MD’S TASK – IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME
Read (2) Historical Books, Fiction Or Non-Fiction, From Different Time Periods Or Settings, Then Briefly Tell Which Time Period You Would Have Preferred To Live In. (For Purposes Of This Task, I Will Define A Historical Novel As Anything Taking Place Up To And Including WWII.)

5. ABIGAIL’S TASK – ODD MAN OUT 
Read One Book That Doesn’t Fit Any Of The 5/10/15 Point Tasks For You. 

6. STEPHANIE US’ TASK – ISLAND DREAMS
Read A Book That Takes Place On An Island Country Listed On The Page Link Below. The Only Condition Is If You Choose A Historical Island The Book Must Take Place When The Island Was An Independent State. For Example You Can Use Hawaii Before It Became A State In 1959.
List Of Countries

7. SAM’S TASK – THE LOST GENERATIONS
A. Read A Novel Or Collection Of Short Stories/Plays By One Of The Following Authors Who Are Often Called Part Of The Post-WWI “Lost Generation”: F. Scott Fizgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Gertrude Stein, Zelda Fitzgerald, Sherwood Anderson, John Steinbeck, Or William Faulkner. 
AND 
B. To Celebrate The Final Season Of Lost, Read A Book Featured On The Show Over The Years: Lost Literature
(Note: If A Series Is Mentioned, Any Book From That Series Is Acceptable. For The Bible, Read The Old Or New Testament.)

8. MICHELLE US’ TASK – JANUARY 30TH IS INANE ANSWERING MACHINE DAY
The Day Where We Try To Bring An End To All Of Those Mindless, Endlessly Long, Beeping And Otherwise Inane Answering Machine Messages That Annoy, Waste Time And Try The Patience Of Poor Unfortunate Callers. 

In Honor Of This Silly Holiday… 

A. Read A Book With An Unnecessarily Long Title (At Least 7 Words)
And To Make Up For It… 
B. Read A Book With A Very Short Title (1 Word).

9. BRIDGIT’S TASK – THE WORLD OF BOOKS
To Honor The Authors That Go Beyond Just The Written Word In Order To Fully Realize The World They Have Created, Lets Read… 

A. Any Book That Has A Map Included (Real Or Imaginary).

AND 

B. Any Book That Has Extra Content, Such As: A Timeline, Family Tree, Glossary Of Terms, List Of Characters, Drawings Or Symbols Within The Text (NOT ILLUSTRATIONS), OR Unusual Text Layouts/Formatting (Ex. House Of Leaves).

10. EMILY’S TASK – DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT’S COVER…UNLESS IT’S REALLY WELL DESIGNED 

Graphic Design Can Affect (Sometimes Drastically) The Experience Of The Reader And Can Also Influence Whether Or Not A Potential Reader Will Pick A Book Up Off The Shelf In The First Place. 

For This Challenge Read Two Books: 

A. Making A Great First Impression: Read A Book That’s Cover Design Draws You In. (Either Post The Cover Image In Your Post And/Or Write About What You Liked About The Design) 
AND
B. It’s What’s Inside That Counts: Read A Graphic Novel. 

(If You Are Visually Impaired, You Can Choose Two Books That Either Draw You In By Feel Or By Sound Design/Performance, If An Audiobook). 

30 POINT TASKS 
1. BONNIE’S TASK – CELEBRATE THE END OF THE DECADE (2000-9)! 
A. Read One Book That Was Published In The Past Decade.
AND 
B. One Book That Was Made Into A Movie In The Past Decade.2. HELEN’S TASK – SCIENCE FICTION – PAST AND PRESENT 
Over The Past Few Years, The Large Number Of Science Fiction Based Movies/TV Series Has Resulted In A Resurgence In The Interest In Novels In This Genre. This Task Is Designed To Give Us An Opportunity To Explore Sci-Fi Novels From The Early 1900’s Through Today. It Consists Of Reading Two Sci-Fi Novels – One Older One And One Current One And Commenting On Their Differences. 

A. Past: Choose A Sci-Fi Novel Written By An Author Who Has Won A 
Hugo OR Nebula Award Prior To The Year 2000. 
(The Following Is A Partial List Of Icons Of This Genre Having Won One Or More Of These Awards And Having A Large Body Of Work Available For Selection: Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, David Brin, Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Frederick Pohl, Ursula Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, Kate Wilhelm, Roger Zelazny.)

B. Present: Choose A Sci-Fi Novel Published During The Current Century. 
(For Fun, You Could Choose An Early Book By One Of The Sci-Fi Icons And A Current Book By The Same Author.) 

C. Comment On The Differences Between The Two Novels And Speculate On Why (For Example, Author’s Styles, Timeframe During Which They Were Written, Topic Choice, Etc). 

3. BJ ROSE’S TASK – SNOWED IN AND LOVING IT
When The Weather Keeps You Housebound, Make The Most Of It! Grab Books By Your Favorite Authors – Or Try Some New Ones – And Read 825 Pages Or More. Any Genre! No Re-Reads For This, But Audiobooks Are Fine. List The Books You Read & # Of Pages For Each When Claiming Your Points. 

4. SANDRA’S TASK – WORLD AIDS DAY 
December 1, 2009 Is World AIDS Day: Identified In 1981, It Is At Present Time A Worldwide Epidemic. Read A Book About An Epidemic (HIV/AIDS, Influenza, Plague, Smallpox, SARS, Superbug, Etc.) Or A Book Where The Character Is Suffering From Such A Disease. 
Examples Of Books That Can Fit This Task Are: I Am Legend, Outbreak, The Plague, The Years Of Rice And Salt.

5. DIANE’S TASK – POSTHUMOUSLY SPEAKING
A. Read A Fiction Book Told By A Narrator Who Is Deceased While Telling The Story (I.E.The Lovely Bones, Elsewhere, Or Stories Told By Characters Who Are Among The “Undead”).
AND
B. Read Either Fiction Or Non-Fiction Book That Was First Published After The Death Of The Author (I.E. Maurice A Novel By E.M. Forster, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society By Mary Ann Shaffer) . 

6. WENDY’S TASK – WINTER VACATION DREAMS 
With The Economy So Very Tight This Winter My Vacation Will Be Imaginary. Read A Book That Takes Place In Your Dream Vacation Spot Then Take A Moment To Imagine That You Are There. Tell Us Where And Why.

7. JAN THE GRYPHON’S TASK – MULTI-TASKING
Read A Book That Will Fit Two Or More Other Tasks In The Winter 2009-2010 Challenge.List The Other Tasks It Will Fit (BJ ROSE’S TASK DOES NOT COUNT)

For Instance: You Could Read The Two Towers By J.R.R. Tolkien, Who Was Born Under Your Chinese Zodiac Sign (Hare/Rabbit), 5.7 (Year Of The…), 5.10 (Alliteration) And For 10.4 (5* In My Book List).

Note: The Book Read For This Challenge CANNOT Be A Book You Actually Read For Other Tasks, Just One That Is Eligible.

8. KARI ♪’S TASK – EXPLORING WITH LEWIS AND CLARK
January 18th Marked The Beginning Of The Lewis And Clark Bicentennial (1804-1806). The Expedition Laid Much Of The Groundwork For The Westward Expansion Of The US. 

In Honor Of This, Read One Fiction And One Non-Fiction (Or 2 Non-Fiction BUT NOT 2 FICTION) Book Related To This Time Period.. 
A. One Book Needs To Be About One Of The Following People: Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark Or Sacajawea (Or Can Involve All).The Person In Question Needs To Be Involved In AT LEAST 1/2 Of The Book). 
B. And The Other About One Of These Events: The Lousiana Purchase, The Western Expansion, Or Exploration And/Or Pioneers During The Time Period Of 1800 To 1880. 
C. When Claiming Points For This Task – Briefly Explain (3-5 Sentences) Why You Would Have Liked/Disliked To Have Lived During That Time Period.

This Is A Good Website With Links Near The Top (It’s A Teacher’s Web Page) For Some Ideas:Westward Expansion 

For Those Of You Living Outside The US – If You Find It Difficult To Find Books On Jefferson, Lewis & Clark And/Or Sacajawea – Choose An Explorer, And A Historically-Based Exploration Event Up Through 1880. Please Be Sure To Include What Country You Are In When You Post.

9. RACHEL LEE’S TASK – THE NEWBERY AWARD
Winter Break Was Always My Favorite Growing Up Because I Got To Read So Many New Books And Usually My Aunt (An English Teacher) Would Bring Me The Newbery Award Winner From That Year For My Present.

Pick A Year And Read Both The Newbery Winner And One Of The Honor Books From That Year. Then Let Us Know Which You Thought Was Better And Why.

Here Is The Website Listing All The Winners And Honor Books.
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/als…

10. THERESA IN OHIO’S TASK – COLOR BY NUMBERS
A. Winter Can Be Drab, Cold, And Bleak. Read A Book With A Bright Or Happy COLOR Word In The Title. ACCEPTABLE WORDS: Red, Green, Purple, Yellow Etc., NOT ACCEPTABLE: Black, White, Gray Or Brown Tones. 
AND
B. At The End Of The Year, Many Lists Appeared, From Best Of To Worst Of Biggest Seller Of Years, Most Money Made By Celebrities, Etc. So Read A Book With A NUMBER In The Title. It Can Be Written (Thirteen) Or An Actual Number (13).

35 POINT TASKS 
1. PJ READS TASK – FUN WITH THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM – Read 2 Books…
A. Read A Book Related to The Dewey Decimal Subject That Matches (+/-2) The Number Of Pages Of One Of The Books You Rated Highest From The 2009 Fall Challenge (Or Your GR Read List). 
EX. If One Of Your Highest Rated Books From The Fall Challenge Was 183 Pages Your Choices For The First Book Are…
181 Oriental Philosophy 
182 Pre-Socratic Greek Philosophies 
183 Sophistic & Socratic Philosophies 
184 Platonic Philosophy 
185 Aristotelian Philosophy 

B. For The Second Book, Imagining The Dewey Decimal Numbers As A Circle With 000 Following 999, Move Forward Or Backward 250 Numbers (+/-2) From The Subject Chosen For The First Book (OR Forward Or Backward From Your Original Page Count Number.). 
EX. If You Decided To Read A Book About Oriental Philosophy (181) Then 250 Decimals Forward = 431, 250 Decimals Backward = 931 So Your Choices Would Be… 
429 Old English (Anglo-Saxon) 
430 Germanic Languages German
431 German Writing System & Phonology 
432 German Etymology 
433 German Dictionaries 
929 Genealogy, Names, Insignia 
930 History Of Ancient World 
931 History Of Ancient World China 
932 History Of Ancient World Egypt 
933 History Of Ancient World Palestine

For A Listing Of The Dewey Decimal Classifications Visithttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_… Or Go To Your Local Library!

2. DONNA JO’S TASK – GOING ON A WINTER VACATION
A. Pick One Of The Following: 1)Ski Trip, 2)Warm Beach, 3)Cozy Fire, 4)Sleigh Ride, 5)Tropical Island, OR 6) Northern Lights.
B. Read Two Books For This Task; Each Must Have A Word In The Title Of The Vacation You Chose (I.E., Ski Trip Might Be Ski Weekend By R.L. Stine And A Trip With A Tycoon By Nicola Marsh).

3. DLM ROSE’S TASK – IT’S ABOUT TIME
Read A Book With One Of These Words In The Title: Second(S), Minute(S), Hour(S), Day(S), Week(s), Month(S), Season(S), Year(S).

4. ROSEANN’S TASK – READ ABOUT YOUR RESOLUTION
Figure Out What Your New Year’s Resolution Will Be (Make One Up If You Don’t “Do” Resolutions) Then…
A. Read A Fiction Book With A Word In The Title That Pertains To The Resolution–For Losing Weight Examples Would Be: Fat, Thin, Skinny, Weight, Scale–You Get The Point. 
AND
B. Read A Non-Fiction Book Which Talks About Your Resolution i.e.-A Diet Book, A Money Management Book, Etc. 

50 POINT MIDWAY TASK 
ROSEANN
GO FOR THE GOLD–THE 2010 WINTER OLYMPIC CHALLENGE

In anticipation of the Olympic games, read one book with either GOLD, SILVER, or BRONZE in the title then read one book with a sport in the Winter Olympics: BIATHLON, SKATING, SKIING, LUGE, ICE HOCKEY, CURLING, BOBSLED. Note: Any form of the sport words: skate, skating, skates, etc. and variations on the medals: golden, bronzed, etc. are fine.