Sunday, June 3, 2012

Summer Book Challenge: Week 5

Photo used with permission from Alec Vanderboom Photography
 Current scoreboard:
  1. Momma Sunshine @ Cross-Stitching Diva — 135
  2. Nova @ My Seryniti — 125
  3. Cristina @ Bonjour, Je M'appelle Cristina — 115
  4. Heather @ A Cupcake Love Affair — 95
  5. Jessica @ Eternally Enlisted —80
  6. Joslin @ Joslin as Mrs. Williams — 80
  7. Sarah @ Books, Jeans, and Awesome — 70
  8. Jessica @ Sweet Green Tangerine — 65
  9. Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of Life (host) — 60 
  10. Erinn @ It's the Journey — 60
  11. Karstrel @ Infusions of Wit From an Everyday Girl — 60
  12. Stacey @ Stacey's Daze — 60
  13. Jen @ Grown in Southern Ground — 50
  14. Kevin @ The Blog of the System — 45
  15. Amy @ Delightful Witticisms — 35
  16. Abby S. on Goodreads — 35
  17. Pinar @ Pinuccia's World of Books — 35
  18. Jo @ In Which We Start Anew — 30
  19. Jenna @ Cannery Row Reads — 25
  20. Hannah — 20
  21. Reading After Bedtime — 20
  22. Becky Ingle — 20
  23. Darlene @ Darlene's Book Nook — 20
  24. Michelle @ Book Crazy — 15
  25. Annie @ Explanniefyfed — 15
  26. Scribacchina @ Parole/Words — 15
  27. Lindsay @ Lindsay in Progress —15
  28. Book Dragon @ Book Dragon's Lair — 15 
  29. Amanda @ Amanda's Weekly Zen — 15
  30. Rebecca @ Garrulous and Bookish —15
  31. Angie @ Angels are Kids and Furkids — 10
  32. Sarah @ The Roaring Twenties — 10
  33. Katrina @ Elements of Fun — 10
  34. Patty @ Pitter from Patty — 10
  35. Jessica @ Random Thoughts — 5 
  36. Erin J. on Goodreads — 5
  37. Amanda @ Words From My Heart — 0
  38. Amanda @ Down to Sanity — 0
  39. Michelle @ The True Book Addict — 0 
  40. Tina @ Like Ordinary Life — 0
  41. Caroline @ Carenpants — 0
  42. Gabs @ Novel Ideas — 0
  43. Jennifer S. — 0
  44. Laura Swan — 0
Here's what I read this week:
25 points: Third book from the left on the fourth shelf from the top at my library. — The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (371 pages)

15 points: Read a book that you've always wanted to read but haven't gotten around to yet. — The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon (226 pages)

By the way, if you're still looking for a book to read in one day, I think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a great option. It goes very quickly and has illustrations sprinkled throughout the book, so it doesn't seem like it's actually 226 pages.

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!


Anonymous said...

So I'm done. I finished all 4 books that I had to finish.

10-read a book suppose to read in school- Wuthering Heights
10-memoir-if you ask me/Betty White
20-place you always wanted to visit(italy)-The Wedding Officer(really really good)
25-book written in the year you were born made into a movie-Sphinx

Previous Points-135
Total points-200

Anonymous said...

LOL... I forgot to add in Dante's Inferno's points (15) from last week.

So I should be at 140. Will do a new post next Saturday with the full total including this week's books. I can apparently read, just don't make me do math!

Amanda said...

I'm reading the second book in my trilogy series: 50 Shades Darker. It's definitely much better than the first book. I'm almost finished with it and I'm hoping to finish it sometime this week and start the third book. Sadly I still don't have any points :(

Anonymous said...

I finished the antonyms: The Girl Who Played With Fire and About a Boy, so I finally have 20 points!

Jennifer Simonson said...

I read three books in the past two weeks (I missed last week's check-in):
5 points - The Book Thief (from World Book Night)
10 points - The Murder of the Century (narrative nonfiction)
20 points (I think) - The Paris Wife (a place I've always wanted to visit)

35 points total!

Memories of yesterday said...

20 points: Artemis Fowl pp279 - place to visit
25 points: The Shack pp248 - heard bad things

points before: 60
points now: 105

Becky Ingle said...

I'm still working on my "Bad" book (It's pretty rough-going), and I'm on the 2nd book of the Madd Addamm trilogy, so no points for this week.

Still at 20.

Jessica Bucher said...

Finished my antonym pair. A Fault in Our Stars and Perfect Chemistry
Previous points: 65
Current: 85

Hannah said...

This week I read three books:

20: Read a pair of books that have antonyms in the titles- "The Lost Wife" by Alyson Richman (352 pages)and "The First Husband" by Laura Dave (256 pages)

25 points: Third book from the left on the fourth shelf from the top at my library- "The Camel Bookmobile" by Masha Hamilton (308 pages)

previous points: 20
Current points: 65

Book Dragon said...

I don't remember where I was last week...

Currently 2/3 through with my trilogy
Book I've always wanted to read: The Blind Side
Read a book in one calendar day: Forbidden Heat (this is a change) very fast read at 266 pages of sexiness.

Current: 30 points

Gabs said...

15: Read a book in one calendar day. (Must be at least 150 pages long.) Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. I think it hit 300 pages, but it was still an interesting read.

15: Read a book that you've always wanted to read but haven't gotten around to yet. The Stand by Stephen King. I FINALLY FINISHED THE STAND. Wow. It's 1,100 pages long.


In Which We Start Anew said...

This week, I read:

3rd book from the left book-- The Glassblower of Murano, 25 pts
Antonymn Challenge-- I read The Wind Through the Keyhole last week, and finished up The Key to Rebecca this week. I'm not sure those are EXACTLY antonymns, but they're close. lol -- 20 pts

Previous pts - 30
New pts - 45

Total Pts - 75

Lindsay Cochrum said...

Previous Points: 15
Total Points: 45

Finished "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs for a book set in a place I want to visit (the UK), and "Ender's Game" for a book I've always wanted to read. I moved Mindy's Kaling's book over to the memoir category for maximization of points!

I'm a good chunk into "Zeitoun" for the World Book Night category, and I'm loving it so far!

TiggerRD said...

I have picked books and made a list on GoodReads, but not completed any reading. I thought I might do the 50 Shades for the trilogy, but couldn't get through the first book. Have a couple of memoirs picked out, so that may be the first I complete for the challenge.

Heather @ A Cupcake Love Affair said...

5: Read a book from the 2012 World Book Night list - A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

10: Read a book most people had to read in high school but you didn't - To Kill a Mockingbird

15: Read a book you've always wanted to but haven't yet - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

25: Find a movie released the year you were born that was based on a book - Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

25: Read a book about which you've heard bad things - City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

25: Random pick from library - Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock (no joke...random pick that was the next book in a series I was reading!!) :)

Previous Points: 95
Total Points: 200

Yay! I did it!! Some of these were a breeze to get through and I forgot to put the World Book Night book on my list last week. :) Thanks for was so much fun! Now I have to figure out what to read next!!

Carenpants said...

I'm so embarrassed. In my defense, my schedule is insane right now (as you can probably tell by my lack of blogging) I've tried reading before bed and pass out within five minutes. I"m planning on knocking out all of my points on vacation :)

Jessica said...

15 Points: read a book in one day- Crossed by Ally Condie

Previous Points:5

Angie said...

ya, I'm still at just my lonely 10 pts from last week. I haven't even picked up a book this week, nor will I the rest of the week. We had a lot of family activities this first part of June. Hoping to "make a comeback" in the second part of June. ;)

Diamond MD said...

So apparently I'm not so good with blogs as I did try linking up with you, must not have worked! Oh well Here is my update:

15: A book I've always wanted to read, "Alice In Wonderland"
25: Random library book, "Of Bees and Mist"

Wrote about it on my blog: : )

CPS said...

Memoir: Bossypants by Tina Fey
Book written in the year I was born and made into a movie: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Previous Points: 115
Current Points: 150

Blog post is coming soon!