Monday, October 23, 2017

GN November Challenge of the Month: Build-a-Scarecrow

Game Night discussion on goodreads




Duration: November 1-November 30

Individual challenge

Object of the challenge is to build your very own scarecrow! In order to build one, you will need to complete each of the 4 areas (gender, head/face, arms & legs, and body). You only need to read 1 task per area. You do not need to read the areas in order, but you do need all 4 areas to complete a scarecrow. Once you are done building you can grab a trading card, and if you want, you can build another!

*In order for this challenge to be considered complete for the Challenge of the Month Challenge 2017, you need to complete 1 scarecrow (4 books).

#Standard AMMP Game Night rules apply
#Can I start a book before Challenge Start Date? Yes – but can’t be finished until after November 1st

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1. Male or Female - Choose Your Scarecrow's Gender
Female - Read a book by a female author OR
Male-Read a book by a male author

2. Head/Face
Read a book with just a head/face on cover (not the rest of the body) OR
Read a book that scares you (your interpretation)

3. Arms & Legs
Read a book with arms and legs visible on the cover (at least 1 arm and 1 leg must be visible to count) OR
Read a book where the MC can be described as very patient OR 
Read a book where the MC has a boring job (your interpretation) 

4. Body
Read a book over 300 pages OR
Read a book where the MC protects someone or something



 

RRRC 2017 November Monthly Challenge

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads


2017 November Monthly Challenge


1. 'N' is for November: - Read a book that starts 'N' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'N'.

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in November of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in November of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years.

3. Featured Author Challenge - Laura Kaye: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Laura Kaye, or by any author with her first or last name.
Fun Facts about Laura:
★ Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural.
★ She published her first novel in 2011.
★ She primarily writes Contemporary and Erotic Romance and Romantic Suspense.
★ She also writes Historical Romance as Laura Kamoie.
★ Laura lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters.
So you may read any book set in Maryland. You can also read any book published in 2011, or that is shelved as Contemporary Romance or Paranormal Romance. Or you can read a book by her pseudonym.

4. Chicken Soup for the Soul Day - November 12: Read a book just because you want to! Not a book that fits a spot for a challenge spot or is for book club, one you want to read - for you. (Of course, it can work for challenge spots or book club too, but that shouldn't be your primary reason for wanting to read it!)

5. World Peace Day - November 17: - Surely shared experiences will encourage peace with our neighbors! Read a book that takes place in multiple countries, features characters from multiple cultures, or is set in a country different from where you live.

6. Occult Day - November 18: Get out your Ouija Board and read a book shelved as Paranormal Romance, has occult or supernatural characteristics or has a primarily black cover.

7. Universal Children's Day - November 20: Children may not be universal in romance, but they do exist! Read a book with a child or children included in the story. Or read a YA or NA romance.

8. Black Friday - November 24: Read a new release or a book you bought/received within the last month because Black Friday is all about shopping! Personally, I save it all for Cyber Monday. =P

9. Make Your Own Head Day - November 28: - Read a book that has no head or face on the cover, so you get 'make' up the head from your reading!

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!

You can choose any number of categories depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitment.

When posting your challenge progress, please make sure to put the date/s when you finished your book/s. 

Upon completion, please repost your challenge as it helps when updating, you may update your original challenge as or go or repost if you choose.

Happy Reading!!

RRRC 2017 November Word Hunt

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads


Monthly Word Hunt 
1 - 30 November 2017

This challenge is to see if you can find all the words listed below within your reading for the month. You do not need to preselect a level.

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
***9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!***

November
addition
cool
grumpy
holiday
mist
pine
push
ruthless
tremble
trick



Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.

geometric
juggling
lush
spades
uneven




To prove that you have found the word, please quote the page, percentage or LOC (Kindle) and include the sentence in which it appears.

Audiobooks are allowed so long as you can quote the page/%/LOC and the sentence. (Eg Using whispersync or finding that sentence in some other way.)

You must find the actual word or the word's root word must be at the core with the meaning essentially remaining the same ~ just turned into a noun, adjective, adverb etc. No prefixes or hyphenated extensions. An extension is allowed where it is often the accepted spelling eg goodbye or good-bye.

Where a word has more than one meaning, either meaning may be used. Eg coast (beachfront) or coast (moving without effort) etc

Please post all entries, updates, final posts and questions in this thread.


Examples for 'Reversal'
Reverse - Laser Visions √ 15 May
p50-51 : There were a couple of bands Tam had that this person didn't, but none in the reverse.

Reversing - Sunset √ 10 Jul
p204 : Reversing his grip on his katana, he held it out to Nick. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

TLC Holiday Words in a Word Game

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


holiday word game

Sharon came up with this great idea for a challenge and I ran with it! Hope y'all have fun!

Holiday Words in a Word Game
Duration: October 20, 2017-January 19, 2018


The objective of this quarterly challenge is to find words in HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS and HOLIDAY . Then find these words in book titles. You may use the letters how ever you want BUT the words must have at least 3 letters.

Level 1: 10 books
Level 2: 20 books
Level 3: 30 books



Hint: Go to Scrabble Word Finder. Enter christmas and get all the words you can make from those letters.

Example:
Root Word: PROPERTY
Words Found: 
proper No Proper Lady
pyre Witch's Pyre
toy Dangerous Boys and Their Toy



Challenge Rules
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.

*Please update your original post as you go but also post an occasional message to let us know how you're getting on, if you would like to.

*When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message and mark it as FINISHED or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge 

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please use the TLC STANDARD RULES when participating in this challenge.
If you are not familiar with these rules, please click on the link and read them over.

Monday, October 16, 2017

TLC Colors of the Month - Blue

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


blue color chart

Colors of the Month - Blue
Duration: October 15, 2017-November 14, 2017


This is a monthly challenge that coordinates with A Color Scavenger Hunt posted by Sharon. 
You may do as many tasks as you wish. 
A badge will be awarded for participation.

Tasks:
1. Read a book whose cover is a shade of the color of the month. 
How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch, #1) by Adriana Mather How to Hang a Witch Adriana Mather 10/19/17

2. Read a book whose author's first and last initials are in a shade of blue from the graphic above BUT you cannot use the word BLUE. Tell us the shade.
Airforce Blue Nearly Departed in Deadwood Ann Charles 10/20/17

3. Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in BLUE.

4. Read a book from this list - Sapphire from the Deepest Ocean.

5. a :low in spirits :melancholy has been feeling blue
b :marked by low spirits :depressing a blue funk things looked blue

❈ Read a book with a character that is sad or depressed.

6. of a woman :learned, intellectual
… the ladies were very blue and well-informed … —W. M. Thackeray

Read a book with an intelligent woman.
Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang Katie MacAlister 10/18/17

7. a :profane, indecent a blue movie
b :off-color, risquรฉ blue jokes

❈ Read a book where a character swears a lot OR a kinky read.

8. Blue has been used for art and decoration since ancient times. The semi-precious stone lapis lazuli, coming from mines in Afghanistan, was used in ancient Egypt for jewelry and ornament and later, in The Renaissance, to make the pigment ultramarine, the most expensive of all pigments.
❈ Read a book with jewelry or some kind of ornament on the cover OR important to the story line. Tell us how.

9. In US and European public opinion polls that blue is the most popular color, chosen by almost half of both men and women as their favorite color.
❈ Go to Top Shelves. Chose a book from your favorite genre's shelf.

10. In the 17th century, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, was one of the first rulers to give his army blue uniforms. Blue was the color of liberty and revolution in the 18th century, but in the 19th it increasingly became the color of government authority, the uniform color of policemen and other public servants.
10. ❈ Read a book where a character wears a blue uniform. Tell us what kind of uniform. London Police
Midnight Riot Ben Aaronovitch 10/15/17

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Challenge Rules
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*Please explain briefly how your book fits a task.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.

*Please update your original post as you go but also post an occasional message to let us know how you're getting on, if you would like to.

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

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please use the TLC STANDARD RULES when participating in this challenge.
If you are not familiar with these rules, please click on the link and read them over.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

TLC Tribute To Tom Petty

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


Another one down. Tom Petty's music was the soundtrack for a lot of my life. Everyone knows his music. It's sad to see him gone!

TomPetty


Tribute To Tom Petty
Duration: One Month From Starting Date
Choose as many tasks as you wish.
Participation Badge for this challenge.

Tasks:


1. Thomas Earl Petty was born October 20, 1950, in Gainesville, Florida, the first of two sons of Kitty (Avery) and Earl Petty. 
๐ŸŽธ Read a book published in October OR set in Florida.
Imprinted By The Alpha Jocelyn Thomas 10/21/17

2. His interest in rock and roll music began at age ten when he met Elvis Presley. In the summer of 1961, his uncle was working on the set of Presley's film "Follow That Dream" in nearby Ocala, and invited Petty to come down and watch the shoot.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book with FOLLOW or DREAM in the title.

3. One of his first guitar teachers was Don Felder, a fellow Gainesville resident, who would later join the Eagles.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book where a character helps another character to become successful OR with a character that is a teacher.
White Hot Ilona Andrews 10/9/17

4. Petty also overcame a difficult relationship with his father, who found it hard to accept that his son was "a mild-mannered kid who was interested in the arts" and subjected him to verbal and physical abuse on a regular basis. Petty was extremely close to his mother, and remained close to his brother, Bruce.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book where the MC does not have a good relationship with his/her father OR is extremely close to their mother.
Country Kisses Addison Moore 10/6/17

5. Petty released 3 albums as a solo artist. He was in three bands which also released albums; Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch.
๐ŸŽธ Read a Series/TBR #3.
Cold Blooded Amanda Carlson 10/5/17

6. He wrote virtually all of his songs on a Gibson Dove acoustic saved from his 1987 house fire. 
๐ŸŽธ Read a book with a bird or bird name on the cover, in the title or author's name OR where a house catches fire.
The Firebird Susanna Kearsley 10/5/17

7. Petty was married twice and had 2 daughters and a stepson.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book where the MC is a parent OR was married twice.
Nearly Departed in Deadwood Ann Charles 10/20/17

8. Hypnotic Eye is the 13th and final studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released on July 29, 2014, by Reprise Records. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming the only Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album to ever top the chart. Hypnotic Eye was nominated for the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. 
๐ŸŽธ Read a book whose cover has more than 3 colors BUT has no buildings, people or animals on it.

9. Petty was known as a staunch guardian of his artistic control and artistic freedom. He fought record companies over control and record prices. He also sued a tire company using a very similar song to one of his after they were told they could not use the rights to his song.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book where a character stands up for their rights or beliefs OR where someone takes something that does not belong to them.
Dark Rites Heather Graham 10/8/17

10. Tom Petty was a very successful musician and songwriter. He worked with many, many other musician and songwriters like Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead and Stevie Nicks. He and his band were always there to play concerts and record albums for charity to help people - Live Aid and schools and the community after Hurricane Katrina.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book from the Music genre.




Info from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Petty

Challenge Rules
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*Please explain briefly how your book fits a task.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.

*Please update your original post as you go but also post an occasional message to let us know how you're getting on, if you would like to.

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

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please use the TLC STANDARD RULES when participating in this challenge.
If you are not familiar with these rules, please click on the link and read them over.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

FLOAB JoAnne's It's Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

For Love of a Book discussion on goodreads


Start Date: October 1st
End Date: November 30th

How to play:
★ This is an individual challenge
★ You will be given your own thread with a Hocus Pocus themed puzzle based on the speed you choose
★ As you complete a task that piece of the puzzle will be “flipped”
★ A book can only be used for one task
★ Play at your own pace
★ Earn a Hocus Pocus themed badge upon completion of your puzzle

Please include the following information in your completion posts-

Completion Post
Book:
Author:
Date Read:
Task:
How it Fits: 






Completion Post
Book:
 Burn for Me
Author: Ilona Andrews
Date Read: 10/2/17
Task: A book published in October of any year.
How it Fits: Published October 28th 2014

Completion Post
Book:
 The Firebird 
Author: Susanna Kearsley
Date Read: 10/5/17
Task: The word "curse" found in the text or title.
How it Fits: Curse found in text. p 16 The story of a man who has the curse of seeing visions of the future life of anyone he touches. 

Completion Post
Book:
 Country Kisses 
Author: Addison Moore 
Date Read: 10/6/17
Task: Both author's initials found in SALEM
How it Fits: AM are the initials.... 


Completion Post
Book:
 One Stiletto in the Grave 
Author: Jason Krumbine
Date Read: 10/11/17
Task: MCs who are sisters
How it Fits: MCs are Avery and Brooke Graves 


Completion Post
Book:
 Full Moon Rising
Author: Keri Arthur
Date Read: 10/13/17
Task: Cover is orange or black
How it Fits: Cover is orange and black 
Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian #1) by Keri Arthur 


Completion Post
Book:
 The Rules of Magic 
Author: Alice Hoffman
Date Read: 10/14/17
Task: A character who is a witch.
How it Fits: The Owens family witches


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