Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer Book Challenge: Week 4

Photo via Alexandru Jigovan

Current scoreboard:
  1. Nova @ My Seryniti —80
  2. Heather @ A Cupcake Love Affair —75
  3. Sarah @ Books, Jeans, and Awesome — 70
  4. Cristina @ Bonjour, Je M'appelle Cristina — 70
  5. Momma Sunshine @ Cross-Stitching Diva —65
  6. Stacey @ Stacey's Daze — 60
  7. Jessica @ Sweet Green Tangerine —50
  8. Jen @ Grown in Southern Ground — 50
  9. Joslin @ Joslin as Mrs. Williams —45
  10. Erinn @ It's the Journey — 40
  11. Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of Life (host) — 40
  12. Amy @ Delightful Witticisms — 35
  13. Jessica @ Eternally Enlisted — 35
  14. Abby S. on Goodreads — 35
  15. Pinar @ Pinuccia's World of Books — 35
  16. Jenna @ Cannery Row Reads — 25
  17. Becky Ingle — 20
  18. Darlene @ Darlene's Book Nook — 20
  19. Hannah — 20
  20. Lindsay @ Lindsay in Progress —15
  21. Book Dragon @ Book Dragon's Lair — 15 
  22. Amanda @ Amanda's Weekly Zen — 15
  23. Rebecca @ Garrulous and Bookish —15
  24. Sarah @ The Roaring Twenties — 10
  25. Katrina @ Elements of Fun — 10
  26. Patty @ Pitter from Patty — 10
  27. Jessica @ Random Thoughts — 5 
  28. Erin J. on Goodreads — 5
  29. Amanda @ Words From My Heart — 0
  30. Amanda @ Down to Sanity — 0
  31. Kevin @ The Blog of the System — 0
  32. Tina @ Like Ordinary Life — 0
  33. Caroline @ Carenpants — 0
  34. Michelle @ The True Book Addict — 0
  35. Angie @ Angels are Kids and Furkids — 0
  36. Gabs @ Novel Ideas — 0
  37. Jennifer S. — 0
  38. Jo @ In Which We Start Anew — 0
  39. Laura Swan — 0
Here's what I read this week:
15 points: Read a book in one calendar day. — Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green & David Levithan (310 pages)
5 points: Read a book chosen for the 2012 World Book Night. — The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri (291 pages)
PREVIOUS POINTS: 40
TOTAL POINTS: 60
To be honest, reading a book in one day was completely an accident. I decided to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson for another challenge and started it on my lunch break on Wednesday. It was going pretty quickly, so I kept at it for a few hours when I got home. I watched the season finale of Law & Order: SVU at 9 p.m. and finished the book shortly afterward. It was great!

I also read the first book of my antonym pair, Plainsong by Kent Haruf. My other half is Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, but I haven't picked it up yet. I still have quite a stack of library books to get through. (Plain and Odd: Antonyms, yes?)

Please update me on your progress in a comment on this post. I usually don't write the scoreboard post until Saturday, so as long as you check in by Friday I should have your most up-to-date score on the board. If you forget to check in one week, no worries! Just catch yourself up on the next week's check-in. If you just joined the challenge, welcome! Please feel free to include all books you've read since May 1 that were at least 200 pages long. You can review the full list of rules here. Good luck!

25 comments:

Amanda said...

So far I've read the first book in my trilogy challenge: 50 Shades of Grey, so I guess out of the 30 points, I have 10 points. I just started the second book in the trilogy a few days ago and am loving it more than the first book.

Kevin Valliere said...

Finally on the board -

5 points: Read a book chosen for the 2012 World Book Night. (The Book Thief by Zusak)

15: Read a book that you've always wanted to read but haven't gotten around to yet. (Emotional Intelligence by Goleman)

25: Find a book written the year you were born that was later made into a movie. Read the book and watch the movie; compare. Or find a movie released the year you were born that was based on a book. Do the same thing. (Jurassic Park by Crichton)

amandamwysocki said...

I'm almost done with the first book of my two antonyms (The Girl Who Played With Fire) and then I'll be starting About a Boy. Still no points. :(

Joslin said...

5 points: Read a book chosen for the U.S. 2012 World Book Night – My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult (375 pages)

30: Read a trilogy (or any three consecutive books in a series) - Percy Jackson & the Olympians Books 1-3, Rick Riordan (375, 279, 312 pages)

Previous points: 45
Current points: 80

jessicaelle said...

15 points: Read a book in one calendar day - The Red Tent, Anita Diamant (321 pages)

30 points: Read a trilogy (or any three consecutive books in a series) A Series of Unfortunate Events Books 1-5, Lemony Snicket (It was a really super easy read, I felt like I was cheating so I read the next two to not feel so bad - total 981 pages)

Previous points: 35
Current points:80

Erinn said...

I read a book set in a place I've never been but have always wanted to visit:
A Passage to India
previous points: 40
current points: 60

Jo said...

Finally got some reading done this week! I ditched Moby Dick which was totally dragging me down.

Previous Points: 0

This Week:
2012 Book Night book - My Sister's Keeper - 5 pts
Book I've Heard Bad Things About - The Lucky One - 25 pts

Also finished the first half of the Antonym challenge, but we'll add the pts for that when I've finished the other half of it.

Total Pts: 30

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

I read Fire by Kristen Cashore for the book I've been wanting to read but haven't gotten around to it (since I read the first one last year and finally got around to the 2nd one)

Previous points: 50
Current points: 65

Now I'm working on the 2nd half of my antonym pair :)

Michelle said...

What Happened To Goodbye
15: Read a book that you've always wanted to read but haven't gotten around to yet.

Previous Points: 0
Current Points: 15

Now I'm working on the Body Finder Trilogy

Book Dragon said...

read one book of a trilogy but no points this week

Hannah said...

I don't have any new points for this week, but I just finished the "The Lost Wife" by Alyson Richman for the first of my antonym pair. My other half is going to be "The First Husband" by Laura Dave.

Previous Points: 20
Current Points:20

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

5-book night/The Immortal Life
15-wanted to read/Phantom of the Opera
25-4th shelf, 3rd book/Shoot the Moon
25-bad things about/Freedom

Previous Points-65
Current points-135

Angie said...

Yay, I finally have points to tell you about! :)
10pts for a Memoir. I read Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen.
Grand total for me now is a whopping 10pts. :-)

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I'm still at zero, but I'm working on it. ;O)

jen said...

PREVIOUS POINTS: 50
TOTAL POINTS: 50

I read The Snowman and I am currently reading World War Z, but I don't think they'll fit into any category. :(

Annie Fyfe said...

Finally getting some points! I read Divergence by Veronica Roth in one calendar day. I'm also working on the first of my books with antonyms in the title, The Mercury Fountain by Eliza Factor.

Previous points: 0
Current Points: 15

Scribacchina said...

Hum, hi...
I don't think I can claim any points yet, put please add me to the list :-)
I've read one from my couple of antonyms (*Last* Night in Twisted River) but I guess I need both to claim points, right? I've also read the "book you've always wanted to read" (The Lord of the Flies), but I still have to review it -- hopefully I'll get it reviews by next week so I can claim the 15 points then ;-)

Scribacchina said...

Ouch, Blogger ate my comment :-(
I don't think I can claim any points yet, but please add my name to the list :-)

I'm working on my pair of antonyms (*Last* Night in Twisted River) and have read the "book you've always wanted to read" (Lord of the Flies), but still have to write down my thoughts so I hope I'll be able to claim my points next week!

karstrel said...

Having just joined, I'm totaling from May 1, 2012.

15: The Goose Girl - a book I've always wanted to read.
30: The Black Jewels Trilogy - read a trilogy
15: Heir of the Shadows - read a book in one day

Current Points: 60

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Heather @ A Cupcake Love Affair said...

20: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles - "A Northern Light" by Jennifer Donnelly (400 pages) and "Southern Storm" by Terri Blackstock (372 pages)

Previous Points: 75
Current Points: 95

readingafterbedtime said...

Still no points, but reading several :)

readingafterbedtime said...

Update Update! :)

I actually finished one!

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (set in a place I've never been, but wanted to visit-London).

20 points!

Cristina Perez said...

A book set in a place I've never been but want to visit: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Third book from the left, fourth shelf from the top: Night Shift by Stephen King

Previous Points: 70
Current Points: 115

myseryniti said...

Thanks so much for doing this!

20: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles - Blackout by Mira Grant (560 pages) & Halo by Alexandra Adornetto (484 pages)
25: Third book from the left, fourth shelf from the top: Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander (306 pages)


Previous Points: 80
Current Points: 125

Tina @ Like Ordinary Life said...

So I'm finally on the board! I finished the Hunger Games trilogy... a whopping 30 points. Time for me to kick up my game and get more books under my belt! Yay!