December 11, 2011 – March 31, 2012
Please note... In this challenge, tasks cannot be repeated. Each task must only be completed once.
How to post for points
Book Title & Author
+ Task Points (mention the task & explain)
+ Bonus Points (mention all the bonuses you're claiming and how they qualify for the book)
Points for this book:
Total No of Books:
5 POINT TASKS:
5.1 - Relaxing at Home
Read a book set in a country, city or town where you were born or have lived at some point in your life.
5.2 - The 12th Year of the 2nd Millenium
Read a book that is either the 2nd or 12th in a series OR is the 2nd or 12th published work of an author. OR Read a book which was published in a year ending with 2. OR Read a book by an author who has published at least 12 books.
5.3 - Love Beckons
Read a book where the title has one of the following words: Love, Romance, Like, Pretty, Affection, Crush, Flame, Passion or Enjoy
5.4 - Spring Blossoms
Read a book that has the name of flower in its title or has a picture of a flower on the cover of the book.
5.5 - Anything Goes
Claim points with this task where a book of your choice doesn't fit in anywhere else.
THIS TASK CANNOT BE CLAIMED FOR COMBO BONUS POINTS.
10 POINT TASKS:
10.1 - An East Asian Saga
Read a book written or set in an East Asian country. The countries that qualify for this task are - China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia & Taiwan
10.2 - Winter Theme
Read a book that has one of the following words in the title or has a picture of it on the cover: Winter, Ice, Snow, Hail, Christmas, or Fireplace. OR Read a book where the first sentence of the book contains one of the given words
10.3 - Fresh of the Press
Read a book published on or after 01 Jan, 2012
10.4 - World Literature
Read a book that is tagged either African-American literature or German literature (note that the tag must appear on the book's top 50 tags)
10.5 - Looks Good
Read a book where the cover was particularly appealing. You need to mention why the cover was attractive and whether the book was as good as the cover.
20 POINT TASKS:
EACH TASK IS A 2 BOOK TASK i.e. YOU MUST READ 2 BOOKS FITTING EVERY TASK TO CLAIM POINTS
20.1 - Dare to Read
Choose 2 friends on your Shelfari list and pick up a book from each of their favorites shelf. Tell us whether you loved the book just as much as your friend did or if it simply wasn't your cup of tea.
20.2 - Alternating
Read a book where the narration is non-linear i.e. the story flips through back & forth through two time periods.
AND Read a book with two or more narrators.
20.3 - Cover Up
Read 2 books in which there's a conspiracy and/or a cover-up. This must be a major premise in the book i.e. the majority of the action in the book should revolve around a particular conspiracy or a cover-up
20.4 - Bestsellers
Read one each from both these lists OR Read 2 books from either of the lists
20.5 - Old & New
Read a book published in or after 2000. AND Read a book published pre 1900.
30 POINT TASKS:
Claim 30 points for each of the following combinations if you're lucky enough to have chosen books that match Author Initials, Page Nos & publication Year as given. Every slab can be claimed only once.
You can earn a maximum of 90 points on this task.
Author Initials (Last Name only): A-B-C-D or N-O-P-Q
No of Pages: 101 - 150 or 500 - 600
Year Published: 2000 - 2012 or 1900 - 1949
Author Initials (Last Name only): E-F-G-H-I or R-S-T-U-V
No of Pages: 151 - 250 or 601 - 700
Year Published: 1980 - 1999 or 1800 to 1899
Author Initials (Last Name only): J-K-L-M or W-X-Y-Z
No of Pages: 251 - 499 or 701+
Year Published: 1950 - 1979
1. Review (+10 points)
We love to discuss books and hear what you love or hate in a book. So naturally, we reward you for it.
2. Task Point Categories
All 5 point tasks - 25 points
All 10 point tasks - 50 points
All 20 point tasks - 100 points
3. No. of Tasks Completed
5 tasks completed - 50 points
10 tasks completed - 100 points
15 tasks completed - 150 points
IN THIS CHALLENGE YOU CAN ATTEMPT A TASK ONLY ONCE. NO REPETITIONS ALLOWED. ALSO, THERE ARE NO COMBO POINTS SO YOU CAN CLAIM A BOOK ONLY FOR ONE TASK.
So play and have fun.
The winner of the challenge will get to choose some of the tasks for the next challenge.
For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.