"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Saturday, January 29, 2011

2010 Book Challenge Wrap-Up Part 1

I figured it's about time I update how I did on the 2010 SnH Book Challenge. And because I found the flash drive I saved it on. And I feel I can't fully move on to the 2011 Challenge until this one is wrapped up. So, I'm just putting down which books (and authors) I read for each point category. Then give some totals.

5 Points Categories:
1) Author to match every
letter of the
(Last names, that is.)
The Book of Three
Lloyd Alexander
Joan Bauer
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Judy Blume
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
Ally Carter
Sharon Creech
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
Suzanne Collins
Things Not Seen
Andrew Clements
Beauty Sleep
Cameron Dokey
Undiscovered Country
Lin Enger
Cornelia Funke
The NextGen Librarian's Survival Guide
Rachel Singer Gordon
Palace of Mirrors
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Farewell, my Lunchbag
Bruce Hale
The Big Nap
Bruce Hale
The Original Freddie Ackerman
Hadley Irwin
Brian Jacques
Kimchi & Calamari
Rose Kent
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
E.L. Konigsburg
Gideon's Gift
Karen Kingsbury
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
E.L. Konigsburg
The View from Saturday
E.L. Konigsburg
Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis
The Horse and His Boy
C.S. Lewis
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
C.S. Lewis
The Silver Chair
C.S. Lewis
The Last Battle
C.S. Lewis
Pushcart War
Jean Merrill
The Borrowers
Mary Norton
Carnival at Candlelight
Mary Pope Osborne
The Last Book in the Universe
Rodman Philbrick
All Alone in the Universe
Lynne Rae Perkins
The Subtle Knife
Phillip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass
Phillip Pullman
A Golden Web
Barbara Quick
The Westing Game
Ellen Raskin
The Best School Year Ever
Barbara Robinson
The Best Halloween Ever
Barbara Robinson
The Dark Side of Nowhere
Neal Shusterman
Lilli Thal
Journey to Topaz
Yoshiko Uchida
Cloaked in Red
Vivian Van Velde
Searching for Dragons
Patricia Wrede
Calling on Dragons
Patricia Wrede
Talking to Dragons
Patricia Wrede
Each Little Bird That Sings
Deborah Wiles
x. you get a free five points for x. 15 points if you actually find an author whose last name starts with x. :)
Fell asleep before completing!

The Scream Museum
Paul Zindel
2) Retold fairy tale
Just Ella
Margaret Peterson Haddix
3) A book written between 1951 and 2009
Betsy and the Great World
Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy's Wedding
Maud Hart Lovelace
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover
Ally Carter
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X
James Patterson
Gary Paulsen
Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods
Suzanne Collins
Gregor and the Marks of Secret
Suzanne Collins
Brian's Winter
Gary Paulsen
Brian's Return
Gary Paulsen
Brian's Hunt
Gary Paulsen
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins
The Rag and Bone Shop
Robert Cormier
4) Throwaway category – Any book that doesn’t fit in any other category.
One Whole and Perfect Day
Judith Clarke

Audio - 44
Kids (100pgs+) - 16
YA - 44
Nonfiction - 1
Reread - 5
1st in a Series Challenge - 7
2nd in Series Challenge - 15
Finishes a series challenge - 8
Categories completed: 27 out of 29
Books read - 63
Points earned - 315

10 Points Categories:
1) A book you own you haven’t read yet
2) A book with a body of water in the title (river, ocean, lake…)
Mistik Lake
Martha Brooks
3) A book with a Title in the title (The Count of Monte Cristo)
The Princess Diaries
Meg Cabot
Prince Caspian
C.S. Lewis
A Little Princess
Frances Hodgson Burnett
4) A book with a plant in the title (A Tree Grows in Brookl1n)
Rose in Bloom
Louisa May Alcott
5) A book set in a place you’ve wanted to visit/have visited
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
Stephanie Barron
Jane and the Man of the Cloth
Stephanie Barron
The Last Siege
Jonathan Stroud
Jason's Gold
Will Hobbs
Rebel Angels
Libba Bray
The Sweet Far Thing
Libba Bray
Emma, vol. 1
Kaoru Mori
Emma, vol. 2
Kaoru Mori
Emma, vol. 3
Kaoru Mori
Emma, vol. 4
Kaoru Mori
Emma, vol. 5
Kaoru Mori
Emma, vol. 6
Kaoru Mori
Emma, vol. 7
Kaoru Mori
Emma, vol. 8
Kaoru Mori
Emma, vol. 9
Kaoru Mori
Emma, vol. 10
Kaoru Mori
The London Eye Mystery
Siobhan Dowd
6) A book with a movie adaptation. Then watch the movie.
Carl Hiaasen
Anthony Horowitz
7) A book written between 1776 and 1850.
Common Sense
Thomas Paine
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
8) A book written between 1851 and 1900.
The Moonstone
Wilkie Collins
Eight Cousins
Louisa May Alcott
9) A book written between 1901 and 1950.
Betsy-Tacy and Tib
Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill
Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
Maud Hart Lovelace
Heaven to Betsy
Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy in Spite of Herself
Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy was a Junior
Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy and Joe
Maud Hart Lovelace
10) A book about war.
On the Wings of Heroes
Richard Peck
Gregor and the Code of Claw
Suzanne Collins
Scott Westerfeld

Audio - 19
Kids (100pgs+) - 5
YA - 28
Nonfiction - 1
Reread - 2
1st in a Series Challenge - 5
2nd in Series Challenge - 6
Finishes a series challenge - 3
Categories completed: 9 out of 10
Books read - 38
Points earned - 380


Sara Lyn said...

Wahoo to all your reading! Good thing you decided to be a librarian, I think. It's either that or work in a bookstore. :)

ldsjaneite said...

Oh, but wouldn't it be nice if I could also read AT work? *sigh*