Tuesday, September 18, 2018

TLC Reading the Seasons - Fall

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Reading The Seasons Sign

Object: The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by the end of the quarter.

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Read books for the tasks listed below. Some (but not all) tasks will have opportunities to collect bonus points. 

You may the tasks as many times as you wish. 

When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge! 

SCORING: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task PLUS 2 points for each bonus task.

TASK: Read a book set in USA (Bonus: set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies')

You read a book set in California = 1 point for USA 
Total: 1 point

You read a book set in Delaware (which is one of the 13 colonies) = 1 point for USA + 2 points for Delaware 
Total: 3 points

Please keep a record of your points total at the top of your post. 


Reading the Seasons - Fall
Duration: 23 September 2018 -20 December 2018

9-15 points - Super Seasonal
16-30 points - Amazing Autumn
31+ points - Fantastic Fall

1. Read a book published in September, October, November or December of any year.(Bonus: published in 2018)

2. Read a book set in fall.

3. Read a book with the letters F A L L somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Fall' in order in the title, So Fall, Fallen, Falling etc)

4. Read a book with a FALL colored cover. (Bonus: Actual autumn leaves on cover.) Please post the cover.

5. Fall was called “harvest” because of the “harvest moon” that occurs when the full moon is closest to the autumn equinox. 
Read a book with a moon on the cover. Please post the cover.

6. Men and women experience high levels of testosterone during the fall.
Read a book where a character gets pregnant.

7. An analysis of Facebook data found that more people change their relationship statuses from “single” to “in a relationship” or “engaged” in autumn than the yearly average.
Read a book where a character goes from “single” to “in a relationship” or “engaged”. (Bonus: Facebook is found in a sentence. Give us the sentence and page #/Loc.)

8. Monarch butterflies make autumn a migratory season, flying South from America to the relative warmth of Mexico and parts of California. They travel at speeds of between 12 and 25 miles per hour.
Read a Series/TBR #12 or #25 OR with a page count that contains a 1, 2, or 5. Tell us the number of pages.

9. One of the oldest autumn festivals is Mexico’s Dia de Muertos (November 1st and 2nd), a celebration of departed loved ones and the cycle of life that Mesoamerican cultures may have observed thousands of years before Christmas.
Read a book where a departed loved one is celebrated (can be as simple as their grave being visited). (Bonus: A grave or cemetery on the cover. Please post the cover.)

10. Pumpkins, perhaps the most iconic image of autumn, are grown on six of the seven continents.
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in PUMPKINS. (Bonus: a pumpkin on the cover. Please post the cover.)

11. Labor Day – First Monday in September (US)
Read a book where somebody starts a new job.

12. Back to School 
Read a book where a character is a student (can be any age).

13. National Pizza Month (October)
Read a book where a character eats a pizza.

14. October 5 - Do Something Nice Day
Read a book whose author's last name begins with S or N.

15. Fourth Sunday in October - Mother-in-Law Day
Read a book with a character who is a Mother-In-Law. (Bonus: The MC's Mother-In-Law - Tell us Mom's name.)

16. November 23 - National Espresso Day
Read a book where a character drinks an espresso. (Bonus: A coffee on the cover. Please post the cover.) 

17. November 28 - French Toast Day
Read a book where a character eats French toast. (Give us the sentence and page #/Loc.)

18. December 7th - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Read a book where a character is in the Navy. (Does not have to be the US Navy) (Bonus: Set during WWII)

19. December 19 - Look for an Evergreen Day
Read a book with an evergreen on the cover. Please post the cover.

20. Read a book from one of these lists:
Cool Fall Books 2010
Autumn Leaves
Sweater Weather Reading
Halloween and Autumn Cozy Mysteries
Romance Novels with Fall or Autumn in the Title
Spooky Reads for Autumn 2015
Falling Season-Romances set in Autumn

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

CCC An Apple a Day | Fall 2018 Seasonal Scavenger Challenge

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads

DURATION : September 21 – December 20, 2018

Although they're available year-round in most places, apples are one of the signs of fall to many of us, and there seem to be more and more varieties available every month. My father loved Macintosh apples, Mom likes Golden Delicious, Daughter likes Pink Lady and my favorite is the Granny Smith apple. This fall, we decided to explore some of the differences between these varieties, and some of the other most popular apples as well. Thanks to Prevention magazine for the information here and this look into the future: 
Mother Nature has created her share of fantastic apples, from Golden Delicious to Granny Smith. But many new varieties are the products of human ingenuity. Today's breeders use both traditional grafting and cutting-edge genomics to develop fruit that meets Americans' demands for apples that are sweet, tart, crunchy, and juicy all at once. Among the most storied breeding programs is the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY. Every year, horticulturists harvest at least 10,000 seeds and manage 33 acres of seedlings. The careful work pays off: Over the past 100 years, the program has introduced 65 varieties, including Empire, Macoun, Jonagold, Cortland, and, in 2013, SnapDragon, which is squaring up to be the next must-eat apple.

1. BALDWIN, est. 1750s | One bite yields sweetness with a hint of spice.
The Baldwin was among the most popular American apples until 1934, when a freeze wiped out most of its trees. Growers reported actually hearing the tree bark snap in the cold. Thanks to a smattering of farmers who kept cultivating this variety for themselves, it's still found in northeastern farmers' markets.
➦ Read a book set in a location that is cold more often than not; tell us where OR a book set in the 1700s

2. CORTLAND, est. 1915 | Often described as "sprightly" because of its balance of sweetness and acidity, Cortland browns more slowly after cutting than most other apples, which makes it great for fruit salads.
One of the first man-made hybrids in the US, this much-adored cross between a McIntosh and an apple called the Ben Davis, is about to celebrate its 100th birthday.
➦ Read a book by an author who was born at least 100 years ago (before September 1918); tell us when OR a book by an author or with a character named Ben/Benny/Benjamin (reasonable spelling variations accepted)

3. COX'S ORANGE PIPPIN, est. 1825 | Aficionados are fanatical about this heirloom's nutty, almost pear-like flavor. 
Discovered by Richard Cox, a London brewer, it was England's favorite apple for more than a century, but it has recently lost ground to more modern varieties like Gala.
➦ Read a book set in London OR a book with an X in the author's first or last name; post a link to the author's GR page

4. EMPIRE, est. 1966 | Tart + sweet = hard not to love.
This cross between a McIntosh and a Red Delicious is named for New York (the Empire State), where it was first bred. Star qualities: Medium-sized, it is not easily bruised.
➦ Read a book set in an empire of some sort; tell us where OR a book whose page total includes consecutive double numbers (224 and 188 work, 353 does not)

5. ESOPUS SPITZENBURG, est. early 1800s | It's trickier to grow than modern hybrids – the trees don't grow well if planted too close together – but fans still bend over backward for its floral scent, buttery flesh, and trademark blue-tinged skin.
Said to be a favorite apple of Thomas Jefferson, this heirloom was discovered in Esopus, NY, and is still grown at Monticello today.
➦ Read a book whose cover is predominantly blue; post the cover OR a book set in New York (state)

6. FUJI, est. 1962 | Great for eating fresh, Fujis are too juicy for baking. Use them to add a touch of sweetness in salads and slaws.
Its parents, Ralls Janet and Delicious, are American, but the Fuji was bred in Japan. With between 15 and 18% Brix, or sugar levels, it is one of the sweetest apples around. No wonder it was an instant global hit.
➦ Read a book set in Japan OR a book by an author whose FIRST name begins with J (or first initial for authors who use initials instead)

7. GINGER GOLD, est. 1960s | It wows with its succulent texture and spice. Choose fruits with yellow skin over ones that are green.
Found as a chance seedling growing near a Golden Delicious orchard in Virginia, Ginger Gold is considered one of the best early-season apples.
➦ Read a book with a predominantly yellow cover; post the cover OR a book set in the spring (March, April or May); tell us when 

8. GOLDEN DELICIOUS, est. 1890s | Think Golden Delicious is bland or boring? You've probably been eating fruit that was picked too early and stored too long. A ripe, fresh-picked GD is exceptionally rich, even custardy.
The first seedling was discovered on the Mullins family farm in West Virginia. A family descendant insists a nursery paid just $50 for the tree and all the fruit it produced—a bargain, considering it went on to be one of the most popular apples of all time.
➦ Read a book with a color name in the title (plurals accepted, no other variations) OR a book whose main character earns his/her living as a farmer 

9. GOLDRUSH, est. 1994 | Tart-apple lovers, can we hear you say hallelujah? This late-season apple (look for it at the end of October) has a complex flavor—was that a hint of anise?—that improves with age. Even better: A fresh GoldRush will keep in the refrigerator until summer.
"Gold" refers to its old man, Golden Delicious; "Rush" alludes to the burst of snappy, tangy flavor.
➦ Read a book whose title is a question OR a book originally published in 1994

10. GRANNY SMITH, est. 1860s | Picked in November, this late-season apple is a staple in supermarkets because its thick skin helps it travel.
Maria Ann Smith – or "Granny," as she was called – discovered the seedling for this tart green apple growing in her Australian compost pile.
➦ Read a book with a character who is a grandmother; tell us the character OR a book you discovered in your TBR pile that you had forgotten about

11. GRAVENSTEIN, est. 1790s | You'll get ivory flesh and intense, aromatic flavor. 
This heirloom hails from Denmark, but in the United States, it's grown almost exclusively in Sonoma County, CA, where it's celebrated with an annual festival. Thank the nonprofit Slow Food USA for keeping the Gravenstein off the endangered species list by adding this apple to its Ark of Taste catalog.
➦ Read a book set in California OR a book in which a character is actively involved in helping a non-profit organization; tell us the character and the organization

12. HONEYCRISP, est. 1960s | Expect explosive juiciness and smack-you-over-the-head sweetness.
Demand is so great—and supply still so limited—that Honeycrisps often sell out within a few weeks, even with prices at $4.50 a pound in some places. Though growers are rushing to plant more trees, Honeycrisp grows best in cold climates, so there's worry that the new crops from warmer climates may disappoint.
➦ Read a book with a closed compound word in its title (like daydream, barefoot, etc; this list might help) OR a book that you had to pay much more for than you usually pay for a book

13. LADY, est. 1628 | Sweet and delicate, with no tartness. In other words, ladylike.
One of the oldest known varieties, this tiny apple is said to have gotten its name because women would keep them in their purses to sniff when they encountered bad odors. Today, Martha Stewart and other stylists use the blushing red fruit in holiday centerpieces. 
➦ Read a book with HOLIDAY on its main GR page OR a book with a titled character (Lady, Lord, Duke, Duchess); tell us the character

14. LIBERTY, est. 1978 | Liberty's bright flavor wins over lovers of tart apples, who find this variety mostly at farm stands in the Northeast.
Liberty was one of the earliest apples bred to be resistant to a pesky disease called apple scab. (The next one was called Freedom.)
➦ Read book #1 of a new-to-you series; tell us the series OR a book with a character who works in a medical field; tell us the character and the job

15. MACOUN, est. 1920s | While consumers have moved on, chefs still treasure Macouns for their intensity of flavor and a movie-sound-effect crunch.
It's pronounced Mac-ow-n, not Ma-coon. Macouns were in the '80s what Honeycrisps are today—the "it" apple variety.
➦ Read a book with a main character who earns his/her living as a chef (NOT a baker); OR a book that is very popular (over 10,000 GR ratings); tell us how many ratings

16. McINTOSH, est. 1820s | If you had to create a classic "apple" flavor in the lab, it would be modeled on the Mac: juicy, fresh, sweet, and bright—everything an apple should be.
The Mac is the prize stallion of apples, a thing of beauty that's a powerful breeder. McIntosh is parent to beloved varieties including Empire, Cortland, and Macoun.
➦ Read a book by an author whose middle or last name begins with the prefix Mc or Mac OR a book with a main character who is a parent
NOTE: If you use the author name option, Mc or Mac MUST be a prefix, not simply the first few letters of the name.

17. MUTSU, est. 1930 | One of these oversize green apples can easily feed two people, though its boisterous tang may incline you to keep one all to yourself.
A cross between Golden Delicious and Indo, it's named after the Mutsu Province of Japan, where it was first grown. Mutsu is often sold under its other (more onomatopoeic) name, Crispin.
➦ Read a book whose title has changed since its original publication; tell us both titles OR a book that can be classified as more than one genre (i.e., romance and suspense or historical and mystery); tell us the genres

18. NORTHERN SPY, est. 1840s | This variety is tart but honeyed; luscious yet subtle. When eaten fresh, it serves up a particularly high level of Vitamin C.
New York and Connecticut both claim this apple as their own, but no one knows where it got the name.
➦ Read a book with a directional word in its title (NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST, UP or DOWN only) OR a book with ESPIONAGE on its main GR page

19. PINATA, est. 1986 | Sweet and crisp with a hint of tropical fruit.
This German-bred variety was first called Pinova, then Corail, then Sonata. But none of them stuck. Finally, breeders settled on Piñata, a name with appeal to the growing Latino community in the United States.
➦ Read a book with at least one Latino character; tell us the character OR a book with a one-word title (ALL words count)

20. PINK LADY, est. 1970s | The princess-pink skin draws most people to this apple. It has a mild but pleasant flavor and plenty of crunch. 
Pink Lady was the first to be marketed with a brand name. The move set off a trend of trademarking apple names, which allows breeders and associations to control quality and collect fees on every apple sold.
➦ Read a book with a cover that is predominantly pink; post the cover OR a book whose title contains only words that are no more than four letters long (two-word minimum)

21. RUBYFROST, est. 2013 | It's zippy, almost effervescent.
Developed to avoid browning and for high vitamin C, it's the perfect apple for a brown-bag lunch. RubyFrost is found in limited quantities and only in the Northeast, but it's gaining in popularity.
➦ Read a book with a woman's name in the title OR a book with a "zippy, effervescent" character; tell us the character and why you would describe him/her that way

22. SNAPDRAGON, est. 2013 | Crunch! [a dribble of juice down your chin] Bam! [a burst of ambrosia]
This is Honeycrisp 2.0. SnapDragon looks and tastes like its in-demand predecessor but presents none of the production headaches that plague growers.
➦ Read a book with a flower shown prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book originally published in 2013 

23. TWENTY OUNCE, est. 1963 | Grown primarily for food manufacturers – bigger apples mean easier peeling and less waste – these giants are still available at some farm stands in the northeast. A single apple can make an entire pie.
In 1976, Kathy Wafler used this enormous apple to win the world record for the longest apple peel: 172 feet, 4 inches.
➦ Read a book with a cardinal number in its title (1, 2, 3, not first, second, third) OR a book with a pie on its cover; post the cover

24. YORK, est. 1830 | Fresh picked, York is a perfect balance of sweet and sharp. It keeps especially well, becoming sweeter and more mellow after several months.
Quaker nurseryman Jonathan Jessup championed this distinctively lopsided, red apple on his farm near York, PA. But it soon won fans in Virginia and further south, where it remains popular.
➦ Read a book whose title begins with Y (disregard A, An and The) OR a book set in Pennsylvania or Virginia; tell us where

25. THE UNNAMED APPLE OF THE FUTURE, est. 2018? | Early iterations were too sour for mainstream tastes. Through patient experiments, growers are said to have tamed the extremes and are on their way toward perfecting a classic.
Growers on five continents created the marketing consortium IFORED to develop this specialty apple, which has red flesh for maximum antioxidants. Fans-to-be: anyone obsessed with cramming more phytochemicals into their day.
➦ Read a book in which the first letter of EVERY word in the title can be found in UNNAMEDAPPLE (two-word minimum) OR a book released no more than six months before you read it; tell us when it was released

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

RRRC Rodgers and Hammerstein Quarterly Challenge

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads

September 15, 2018 through December 14, 2018

Rodgers and Hammerstein Quarterly Challenge
September 15, 2018 through December 14, 2018

If you haven’t seen one of their musicals, you’ve heard of them!

I’ve heard those names before! Read a book for any five rules.
I know a song or two! Read a book for any 10 rules.
I’ve seen one of the movies! Read a book for any 15 rules.
****I can sing along! Read a book for any 20 rules.
I’ve seen one of the shows! Read a book for any 25 rules.
I've seen them all! Read a book for any 30 rules.
I’ve been IN one of the shows! Read a book for all 35 rules.

Rodgers and Hammerstein were a highly influential and successful musical theatre writing team. Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) was the composer and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) was the lyricist/dramatist. Together they collaborated on five very successful musicals with film versions and frequent revivals. Their work is said to have initiated the ‘golden age’ of theatre and their musical theatre writing partnership called the greatest of the 20th century. Between their shows, and the film versions, their work earned 34 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, 2 Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Best known for their upbeat and cheerful songs/music, Rodgers and Hammerstein didn’t shy away from social issues. They addressed racism, sexism and classism in some of their works.

★ Read an award winning book.
★ Read a book that has been made into a movie or TV show - or should be.
★ Read a book written by two authors.
★ Read a book with over 5000 ratings or with an average rating 4.5 or over.
Boundary Waters William Kent Krueger 9/16/18
★ Read a book book set in the theatre or with an artist for a MC.

Oklahoma! was the first show of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s partnership. Independently drawn to the story, working together allowed them both to work in their preferred writing style - writing the lyrics first and then adding the music. This allowed the songs (and dance) in the musical to be part of the story and add detail, a revolutionary change. Another change from the usual musical was there were no ‘stars’ in the show - no big names to draw a crowd. The show opened on Broadway on March 31,1943 and ran for a then unprecedented 2,212 performances! The Academy Award winning film version was made in 1955. Songs included were "Oklahoma!", "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’", "People Will Say We’re in Love", "I Cain’t Say No" and "Surrey with the Fringe on Top".

★ Read a book with 4&3 or two 5s in the page count. Or since the movie opened in October, read a book published initially in October of any year.
★ "Oklahoma!" - Read a book set in or with a character from Oklahoma. Or written by an author from Oklahoma.
★ "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" - Read a book with an optimistic character.
★ "I Cain’t Say No" - Read a book with a women who is comfortable with her sexuality.
The Riveauxs: Wolves of the Rising Sun, Vol 1 Box Set Kenzie Cox 9/20/18
★ "People will Say We’re in Love" - Read a romance.

Carousel was their second collaboration and made its Broadway debut on April 19, 1945. It was made into a film in 1956. Adapted from Ferenc Molnár’s play Liliom, it was also revolutionary in that it had a tragic plot and an antihero. This musical addresses the issue of domestic violence, but was ended with a hopeful note. Musical numbers include "The Carousel Waltz", "If I Loved You", "Soliloquy", "June is Bustin’ Out All Over" and "You’ll Never Walk Alone".

★ Read a book with 4&5 or 5&6 in the page count. Or since the movie opened in February, read a book published initially in February of any year.
★ Read a book an antihero, a central character who lacks conventional heroic attributes. Check out THESE LISTS or THIS SHELF for ideas.
★ "Soliloquy" is sung after the antihero learns he is about to be a father. Read a book with a father character.
What Happened to Goodbye Sarah Dessen 9/21/18
★ "June is Bustin’ Out All Over" - Read a book published in June of any year. Or a book set in June, all or part.
★ "You’ll Never Walk Alone" - Read a book where friends or family support a character through tough times.

South Pacific opened on Broadway on April 7,1949 and ran for over 5 years. It was made into a film in 1958. It was based on two short stories by James A. Michener in his book Tales of the South Pacific. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948 and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s adaptation won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950. The authors believed that a musical based on Michener’s work would be both financially successful and also send a progressive message on racism. The production won ten Tony Awards! The well known songs from this musical includes "Bali Ha’i’", "I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Younger Than Springtime" and "I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy".

★ Read a book with 4&9 or 5&8 in the page count. Or since the movie opened in March, read a book published initially in March of any year.
★ Read a book set in a tropical location or with a multiracial romance or multiracial characters.
★ "Some Enchanted Evening" - Read a book with love at first sight. Or where love occurs very quickly.
★ "Younger Than Springtime" - Read a book with a young, sweet character.
★ "I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy" - Read a book with a sigh-worthy hero.

The King and I was based on Margaret Landon’s novel Anna and the King of Siam and was set in the early 1860s. It opened on Broadway on March 29,1951 and was made into a film in 1956. The musical describes the experiences of Anna, a British schoolteacher, who as the governess to the King’s children is also part of the King’s drive to modernize his country. Anna and the King’s relationship is full of conflict as well as love. So many well known songs came from this musical including "Hello Young Lovers", "Getting to Know You", "Something Wonderful", "I Have Dreamed" and "Shall We Dance".

★ Read a book with 5&1 or 5&6 in the page count. Or since the movie opened in June, read a book published initially in June of any year.
★ Read a book with a schoolteacher or student in the story.
★ "Hello Young Lovers" - Read a book with characters who begin as young lovers, could be YA, NA or a second chance romance.
★ "Getting to Know You" - Read a book with MCs who meet for the first time in the story.
Made for Us Samantha Chase 9/17/18
★ "Shall We Dance" - Read a book where music or dancing are part of the story.

Cinderella was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s only work created for television. It is based on the classic fairy tale and aired on March 31, 1957. This show was adapted many times for theatre with a 2013 Broadway version that had added songs. Just a few of the songs in this musical include "Impossible; It’s Possible", "Ten Minutes Ago", "Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful" and "A Lovely Night".

★ Read a book with 5&7 or 1&3 in the page count. Or since the movie aired in March, read a book published initially in March of any year.
★ Read a book that is a retelling of a classic story.
★ "Impossible; It’s Possible" - Read a book where you can’t imagine how the MCs will get out of an impossible situation.
A Hundred Summers Beatriz Williams 9/21/18
★ "Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful" - Read a book where a MC thinks the other is beautiful.
★ "A Lovely Night" - Read a book with a night scene on the cover.

The Sound of Music was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s last collaboration. It is based on the Von Trapp Family’s story. It opened on Broadway on November 16, 1959 and was made into a film in 1965, both won numerous awards. The Sound of Music had more hit songs than any of their musicals, including "The Sound of Music", "Do-Re-Mi", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev’ry Mountain", "So Long, Farewell", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "Edelweiss". "Edelweiss" was the last song that Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote together.

★ Read a book with 5&9 or 6&5 in the page count. Or since the movie opened in March, read a book published initially in March of any year.
★ Read a book that has several children in it.
★ "Do-Re-Mi" - Read a book where a character learns something, like the children learn to sing.
★ "My Favorite Things" - Read a book by a favorite author.
The Cursed Heather Graham 9/19/18
★ "Edelweiss" - Read a book with flowers on the cover.
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond The Marriage Pact Michelle Richmond 9/18/18 

Bonus: Take any Rodgers and Hammerstein song and create a rule. Then read a book for that rule!
PS - There are many more songs than I’ve listed! Check THIS LIST out!

There is no minimum page count, rereads and audios are allowed. Bonus can be added to any level.