Wednesday, July 4, 2018

WC Riding the Highways: MN Highway 61

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Road Trip USA   Riding the Highways: MN Highway 61 


Riding the Highways: MN Highway 61
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Ready for a new toad trip? This one is in Minnesota!!
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Join us on this 150 mile ribbon of towering cliffs, woodlands and tumbling waterfalls along the coast of Lake Superior.

Here's how it work:
The number of miles traveled from place to place will be the numbers you use to choose your books. You can mix and match one of the below ways to complete the task but please indicate in each post which option you are using.

✱ Series Number OR
✱ TBR Number (Refers to your Want to Read shelf on GR, sorted any way) OR
✱ Page Count Number (Post total page count)

IMPORTANT: Tasks MUST be completed IN ORDER. Task #1 needs to be completed before moving on to Task #2 and so on. It is a road trip and you can’t hop around.

Challenge Rules: All forms of books are accepted as long as they are 100 pages or more. When posting updates of completed books, please include a link to the title and author’s name, along with the date you finished reading the book. When you have finished the challenge, please copy and paste your entire challenge and re-post in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

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Have Fun!!

1. Highway 61 Starting Place: Duluth
Commercial Photography We begin our trip in Duluth, an important port city on Lake Superior. Each year hundreds of ships enter this port by way of the impressive Aerial Lift Bridge. Watch how the gargantuan counterweights slowly descend, raising the 900 ton bridge nearly 140 feet in the air to allow the huge ore boats to pass into the harbor. It’s a sight to behold. Learn the area's shipping history at the Lake Superior Maritime Museum.
✱ Read a series #6 or #1 OR read #61 from your TBR OR read a book with 6 AND 1 in the total page count.
Lost and Found Sisters Jill Shalvis 7/3/18 (Wildstone #1)

2. Drive 27 Miles from Duluth to Two Harbors
Commercial Photography Head north to the quaint community of Two Harbors. Plan on visiting the Two Harbors Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in the state. Then take a walk along the breakwater. It’s amazing to watch one of the big ships come in to the ore dock. On your way out of town stop by Betty's Pies for something sweet to eat.
✱ Read a series #2 or #7 OR read #27 from your TBR OR read a book with 2 AND 7 in the total page count.
Rainy Day Friends Jill Shalvis 7/4/18 (Wildstone #2)

3. Drive 13 Miles from Two Harbors to Gooseberry Falls State Park
Commercial Photography Gooseberry Falls State Park is home to 18 miles of trails that thread through a green and silver tapestry of birch, aspen and spruce. It's also home to the state's most famous waterfall. Bring a camera for this Minnesota classic.
✱ Read a series #1 or #3 OR read #13 from your TBR OR read a book with 1 AND 3 in the total page count.
The Husband Hunt Lynsay Sands 7/6/18 (Madison Sisters #3)

4. Drive 2 Miles from Gooseberry Falls State Park to Iona's Beach
Commercial Photography As you leave the park watch for mile marker 42 for one of the most unique beaches on the North Shore. Iona’s Beach has a distinctive pink hue of rhyolite and felsite bedrock stone which make a “tinkling” sound as the stones are moved by the waves. It's completely magical.
✱ Read a series #2 OR read #2 from your TBR OR read a book with 2 in the total page count.
298 pages Tiger Prince Sandra Brown 7/7/18

5. Drive 5 Miles from from Iona's Beach to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Commercial Photography After six ships were wrecked in the area, a lighthouse was built atop this 100 foot cliff. Completed in 1910 the octagonal structure has become one of the most photographed lighthouses in the US. From the top of the lighthouse, the sparkling waves of the lake are nothing short of breathtaking. This historic site is surrounded by a 2,000 acre park with a beautiful lakeshore picnic area.
✱ Read a series #5 OR read #5 from your TBR OR read a book with 5 in the total page count.
356 pages Made for You Melissa Marr 7/7/18

6. Drive 10 Miles from Split Rock Lighthouse State Park to Black Beach
Commercial Photography Next we check out secluded Black Beach in Silver Bay. Over 25 years ago the taconite mining in the area dumped unusable taconite into the lake which colored the beach with the distinctive black color of the ore. Brilliant rust color cliffs line the landscape, and visitors can clip to the top of the cliffs for a view up and down the shore.
✱ Read a series #1 or #10 OR read #10 from your TBR OR read a book with 1 AND 0 in the total page count.
Breakout Stephanie Kay 7/9/18 (San Francisco Strikers #1)

7. Drive 2 Miles from Black Beach to Palisade Head
Commercial Photography Palisade Head is a go to spot for artists, rock climbers and sight-seers. Formed a billion years ago by lava flow that pushed the rock outward into the lake, the massive rock formation rises 932 feet above the shore. The view from the top is spectacular. And if you visit during the summer months you will find amazing fields of wild blueberries to pick for a great afternoon snack.
✱ Read a series #2 OR read #2 from your TBR OR read a book with 2 in the total page count.
Issued to the Bride: One Airman Cora Seton 7/9/18 (Brides of Chance Creek #2)

8. Drive 3 Miles from Palisade Head to Tettegouche State Park
Commercial Photography Tettegouche State Park is often overlooked but its 9,000 acres encompass four lakes, undisturbed groves of northern hardwoods and the Baptism River whose 70 foot falls are among the highest in the state. Tettegouche Camp, on Mic Mac Lake, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features four hike-to cabins for a great “get away from it all” vacation.
✱ Read a series #3 OR read #3 from your TBR OR read a book with 3 in the total page count.
Issued to the Bride: One Sniper Cora Seton 7/10/18 (Brides of Chance Creek #3)

9. Drive 20 Miles from Tettegouche State Park to Temperance River State Park
Commercial Photography The 5,000+ acre state park is a little slice of heaven, featuring the only lakeside campsites in the area, spectacular waterfalls, and a forest filled with birch, pine and cedar. The Temperance River is one of the most geologically interesting spots along the North Shore. The ancient waterway, shows the visible evidence of water shaping the rocks and gorge over millions of years. A short walk takes you to a footbridge that provides a beautiful view of the river.
✱ Read a series #2 or #20 OR read #20 from your TBR OR read a book with 2 AND 0 in the total page count.

10. Drive 11 Miles from Temperance River State Park to Lutsen
Commercial Photography Lutsen is home to the Midwest’s largest and tallest ski area that offers alpine skiers and snowboarders 92 sweeping runs over four mountains. Visiting off-season, you can hike, bike, and ride the 2-mile gondola Sky Ride which gives you views that stretch for hundreds of miles.
✱ Read a series #1 or #11 OR read #11 from your TBR OR read a book with 1 in the total page count.

11. Drive 9 Miles from Lutsen to Cascade River State Park
Commercial Photography The epic waterfalls at this park make it one of the most visited parks in the state! The well-named Cascade River stair-steps to Lake Superior through five separate waterfalls, whose constant spray spikes sunbeams into rainbows. This moist environment sustains an abundance of delicate mosses, pale orchids and white cedars that shade the slippery rocks. Hiking through the park you feel like you’ve landed in a jungle.
✱ Read a series #9 OR read #9 from your TBR OR read a book with 9 in the total page count.

12. Drive 8 Miles from Cascade River State Park to Grand Marais
Commercial Photography Once a harbor teaming with French Canadian fur traders, Grand Marais is now alive with fishing charter boats and sailboats. The trading post heritage lingers in the many B&B’s, art galleries, tourist shops and outdoor supply stores that cater to travelers heading north on the Gunflint Trail that heads into Waters Canoe Wilderness Area. On your way through town, be sure to stop at the famous 50 year old donut shop: World's Best Donuts.
✱ Read a series #8 OR read #8 from your TBR OR read a book with 8 in the total page count.

13. Drive 14 Miles from Grand Marais to Judge C. R. Magney State Park
Commercial Photography Named for the visionary Judge Magney, who helped establish 11 North Shore state parks, this park is home to one of Minnesota's mysterious natural wonders. The famous Devil's Kettle has been eluding experts for years wondering where the water goes once it plunges 70 feet into the gorge or “kettle” below. Take the 2.25 mile round trip and see if you can figure it out.
✱ Read a series #1 or #4 OR read #14 from your TBR OR read a book with 1 AND 4 in the total page count.

14. Drive 21 Miles from Judge C. R. Magney State Park to Grand Portage
Commercial Photography Our final destination has two impressive attractions. Take the short trail in Grand Portage State Park to see the spectacular 120 foot tall Pigeon Falls. Then head to the Grand Portage National Monument, where they have recreated a historic fur-trading headquarters. It offers a glimpse into the fur trade era and history of the native people. This brings us to the border of Minnesota and Ontario which is the end of the magnificent Highway 61.
✱ Read a series #2 or #1 OR read #21 from your TBR OR read a book with 2 AND 1 in the total page count.   

Saturday, June 30, 2018

TCF I'll Drink to That! - water    

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♦Monthly Challenges♦      I'll Drink to That! - water    

Each month in 2018 we'll focus on a specific drink. This month is water.

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Here’s a guide for all those wondering what is a sparkling water and how does it differ from the regular mineral varieties.

Duration: July 1 - 31, 2018
No page limit. Re-reads and audio books are okay.
mc = main character

How much do you want to "drink"?
1/4 a glass - read at least 1 book
1/2 a glass - read 2 to 3 books
3/4 a glass - read 4 to 5 books
a full glass - read 6 or more books

Tasks:

Tap water
you get it directly from your faucet - read a book that you already own
Thrown By Love Pamela Aares 7/3/18

it must meet the regulations set by the local municipal bodies - read a book published by a major company
Made for You Melissa Marr 7/7/18

it is widely used for household chores such as cleaning, cooking, and washing clothes - listen to an audio book (so you can do your chores at the same time :)

Mineral water
water that naturally contains minerals - read a book where the female mc does not wear makeup

also cannot be subjected to any treatment - read a book that may not have been edited
JAMISON Olivia Chase 7/6/18

the water has a characteristic salty taste - read a book where the mc goes to the ocean (or the Great Salt Lake :)
Rainy Day Friends Jill Shalvis 7/4/18

Spring water
rainwater accumulated underground tends to “leak” out at the surface - read a book that might make you cry

it is not passed through a community water system - read a book set in a rural place
Issued to the Bride: One Airman Cora Seton 7/9/18

considered suitable for drinking as it comes from under the ground - read a book that shows ground on the cover

Well water
water trickles down and travels through the inner crevices of the soil - read a book that has been recommended to you
forms underground lakes - read a book where the mc goes underground

one of the primary sources of water - read the 1st book in a series
Breakout Stephanie Kay 7/9/18

Purified water
has undergone purification treatment in a plant - read a book that you know has gone through an editor
removed all bacteria, contaminants and dissolved solids - read a book where the mc gets very sick
You can purchase it from the markets - read a bestseller

Distilled water
all its minerals and salts has been removed - read a book that does not qualify for any other challenge
it is an absolutely pure form of water - re-read one of your favorite books
it is not typically recommended for drinking - read a book where the mc gets very thirsty

Sparkling water
the water that has undergone carbonation - read a book where the author's name starts with 'C' or 'O'
The House at Saltwater Point Colleen Coble 7/5/18

makes your water fizzy just like your sodas - read a book where the mc drinks a soda
Red Lily Nora Roberts 7/2/18

you may have encountered waiters in your favorite restaurant asking your preference of water - read a book where the mc cooks or bakes for a living    
Lost and Found Sisters Jill Shalvis 7/3/18

RRRC 2018 July Monthly Challenge

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads

Monthly Challenges   2018 July Monthly Challenge    


July Monthly Challenge

1. 'J' is for July: Read a book that starts with 'J' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'.
Lost and Found Sisters Jill Shalvis 7/3/18

2. Olympian Gods and Goddesses - DIONYSUS: Dionysus was primarily known as the God of the Vine. Upon reaching adulthood, Dionysus wandered the Earth, teaching men the culture of the vine. Dionysus was the last god to enter Olympus.
♥ Read a book that is somehow related to the wine industry (vineyard owner/worker, bar or restaurant owner, caterer, etc.) or agriculture, or a book that is the last (or most current) in a series.
(vineyard owner/worker) Rainy Day Friends Jill Shalvis 7/4/18

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) author - Sawyer Bennett: Read one book written by Sawyer Bennett or any author with her first or last name. Link to Sawyer Bennett's backlist- https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...

Fun Facts about Sawyer Bennett:
♥ Sawyer lives in North Carolina
♥ She published her first novel in 2013
♥ She writes Contemporary Romance, from NA to erotic
♥ She is a former trial attorney
♥ Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

You may also read a book set in North Carolina, or by an author who is from North Carolina. You can also read any book published in 2013, or shelved as Contemporary Romance, or a book written as Juliette Poe or S. Bennett, or a book with a MC who is an attorney.

Read a book set in North Carolina.
Made for You Melissa Marr 7/7/18

4. 2nd Week in July - Nude Recreation Week: Read a book with a nude or mostly nude person on the cover, or a book with sports or some other form of recreation as a part of the storyline.
Read a book with a mostly nude person on the cover.
JAMISON (The Beckett Boys, Book Four) by Olivia Chase JAMISON Olivia Chase 7/6/18

5. July 1 - International Joke Day: Read a humorous book or a book that has someone laughing or smiling on the cover.
Breakout (San Francisco Strikers, #1) by Stephanie Kay Breakout Stephanie Kay 7/9/18

6. July 14 - Shark Awareness Day: Read a book that includes some sort of threat from nature, or a book set on or near the water or with water on the cover.
The House at Saltwater Point (Lavender Tides #2) by Colleen Coble The House at Saltwater Point Colleen Coble 7/5/18

7. July 16 - Global Hug Your Kids Day: Read a book that is shelved as YA or has a child in the storyline, or a book with people hugging or kissing on the cover.
Red Lily Nora Roberts 7/2/18

8. July 22 - Hammock Day: Read a book that would be perfect for kicking back and spending the day in a hammock in the shade!
Not That I Could Tell Jessica Strawser 7/8/18

9. July 30 - International Day of Friendship: Read a book with best friends in the storyline, or one that was recommended to you by a friend.
Bully Penelope Douglas 7/11/18

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.
Thrown By Love Pamela Aares 7/3/18    

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!!
   

Friday, June 29, 2018

TLC TV/Movie Challenge: Rebecca

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Semi-Annual Challenges      TV/Movie Challenge: Rebecca

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TV/Movie Challenge: Rebecca
Duration: 6 months from your start date.


Rebecca is a 1940 American romantic psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It was Hitchcock's first American project.

Levels:
Observer: 3-5 Tasks
Film Buff: 6-11 Tasks
Cinephile: 12+ Tasks

Tasks:

πŸŽ₯ 1. Read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
πŸŽ₯ 2. Read a psychological thriller .

πŸŽ₯ 3. Read a debut novel or a Series #1.
Lost and Found Sisters Jill Shalvis 7/3/18 (Wildstone #1) 

πŸŽ₯ 4. Read a book by an author whose initials are either in the first half (A-M) or last half (N-Z) of the alphabet. Ex. Geraldine Brooks or PJ Tracey.
Black Rose Nora Roberts 7/1/18

πŸŽ₯ 5. Read a book by an author whose initials are the same letter.
The House at Saltwater Point Colleen Coble 7/5/18

The film stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding, aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter and Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife, with Judith Anderson (the housekeeper) and George Sanders (the cousin/lover) in supporting roles.
πŸŽ₯ 6. Read a book where the MC is a widower.
πŸŽ₯ 7. Read a book where the MC is the second wife.
πŸŽ₯ 8. Read a book where a character is a housekeeper.

πŸŽ₯ 9. Read a book where a character has a lover on the side.
Tiger Prince Sandra Brown 7/7/18

Rebecca won two Academy Awards, Best Picture and Cinematography, out of a total 11 nominations.
πŸŽ₯ 10. Read a book where the first letter of each word in the title is in BESTPICTURE or CINEMATOGRAPHY (three word minimum).

πŸŽ₯ 11. Read a book with a character named Rebecca.
JAMISON Olivia Chase 7/6/18

Hitchcock's cameo appearance, a signature feature of his films, takes place near the end; he is seen walking, back turned to the audience, outside a phone box just after Jack Favell completes a call.
πŸŽ₯ 12. Read a book with a cover similar to these - With Their Backs to the Reader.
Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer Nancy Thayer 7/12/18

An unnamed naΓ―ve young woman is in Monte Carlo when she meets the aristocratic widower. They fall in love, and within two weeks they are married. Maxim takes his new bride back to Manderley, his large country house in Cornwall.
πŸŽ₯ 13. Read a book with a naΓ―ve young woman. Tell us her name.
Lisa The Husband Hunt Lynsay Sands 7/6/18

πŸŽ₯ 14. Read a book where a character lives in a house with a name. Tell us the house's name.

πŸŽ₯ 15. Read a book set in Cornwall or in the country (does not have to be in the UK.)

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JoAnne IsgroTV/Movie Challenge: Rebecca
Duration: June 29, 2018-December 29, 2018
Cinephile: 12+ Tasks
10/12+

Tasks:


πŸŽ₯ 1. Read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

πŸŽ₯ 2. Read a psychological thriller .

πŸŽ₯ 3. Read a Series #1.
Lost and Found Sisters Jill Shalvis 7/3/18 (Wildstone #1)

πŸŽ₯ 4. Read a book by an author whose initials are in last half (N-Z) of the alphabet. 
Black Rose Nora Roberts 7/1/18

πŸŽ₯ 5. Read a book by an author whose initials are the same letter.
The House at Saltwater Point Colleen Coble 7/5/18

πŸŽ₯ 6. Read a book where the MC is a widower.

πŸŽ₯ 7. Read a book where the MC is the second wife.

πŸŽ₯ 8. Read a book where a character is a housekeeper.

πŸŽ₯ 9. Read a book where a character has a lover on the side.
Tiger Prince Sandra Brown 7/7/18

πŸŽ₯ 10. Read a book where the first letter of each word in the title is in BESTPICTURE or CINEMATOGRAPHY (three word minimum).

πŸŽ₯ 11. Read a book with a character named Rebecca.
JAMISON Olivia Chase 7/6/18

πŸŽ₯ 12. Read a book with a cover similar to these - With Their Backs to the Reader.
Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer Nancy Thayer 7/12/18

πŸŽ₯ 13. Read a book with a naΓ―ve young woman. Tell us her name.
Lisa The Husband Hunt Lynsay Sands 7/6/18

πŸŽ₯ 14. Read a book where a character lives in a house with a name. Tell us the house's name.

πŸŽ₯ 15. Read a book set in the country. 
Issued to the Bride: One Airman Cora Seton 7/9/18

The new Mrs. de Winter is intimidated by her responsibilities and begins to doubt her relationship with her husband.
πŸŽ₯ 16. Read a book where a young bride is unsure of her place in the household.
πŸŽ₯ 17. Read a book where a husband/wife doubts their spouse. Tell us why.

The Breen Office, Hollywood's censorship board, specifically prohibited any outright hint of a lesbian infatuation or relationship between Mrs. Danvers and the unseen Rebecca, though the film clearly does dwell on Danvers' obsessive memories of her former mistress.
πŸŽ₯ 18. Read a book that features a same sex relationship.
Not That I Could Tell Jessica Strawser 7/8/18

πŸŽ₯ 19. Read a book where there is a relationship between an employee and their employer.
Thrown By Love Pamela Aares 7/3/18

πŸŽ₯ 20. Read a book with the word MRS. in the title.


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


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Challenge Rules
*Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
*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.

*When you have finished, please re-post your whole challenge as a new message and MARK 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.           

TLC A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1990 (July-September 2018)

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Quarterly Challenges        A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1990 (July-September 2018)

memory lane

Every 3 months we will give you a list of facts about a randomly selected year with reading tasks to go with them. Read one book for each task.

RULES
*Books may only be used for one task
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
* 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.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.

*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!

LEVELS
Fond Memories: 1-5 tasks
Reminiscing: 6-10 tasks
Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks

Duration: 1st July 2018 - 30th September 2018


1990

This quarter the year is: 1990

1. Most Watched TV Show -
Cheers (NBC)
πŸ“Ί Read a book set in a bar OR with a character that is a working-class, retired baseball player-turned-bartender or a college-graduate cocktail waitress.

2. #1 Hit Single (UK, AUT, BE, IRL, Norway, Spain) – "All Around the World" – Lisa Stansfield
πŸ’Ώ Read a book set in the UK, Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Norway or Spain OR where a couple has a fight and one of them walks out.

3. Top Selling Album - Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em by MC Hammer
🎀 Read a book with the word PLEASE in the title OR by a black author.

4. Highest Grossing Film – Ghost
πŸŽ₯ Read a book with a one word title OR where a character can see a ghost.

5. Top Selling Book – Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
πŸ“š Read a book with a skeleton on the cover OR from the Adventure genre. Please post the cover.

6. New Food- Cheetos Paws
🐱 Read a book with an orange cover OR with a cat or paw print on the cover. Please post the cover.

7. Born this year: July 2nd – Margot Robbie, Australian actress
πŸ‘Ά Read a book whose author is from Australia OR with a character whose name contains double consonants.

8. Died this year: November 23 – Roald Dahl, Welsh writer
πŸ“š Read a book by Roald Dahl OR a book that won an Edgar Award.

IN THE NEWS

9. February 12 Nintendo releases the NES game Super Mario Bros. 3 in North America. It sells 17.28 million copies, making it one of the best-selling stand-alone video games of all time.
πŸ•Ή Read a book with two brothers as the main characters OR with a mustache on the cover. Please post the cover.

10. February 26 - Violeta Chamorro elected as the new president of Nicaragua who was the first elected woman president in the Americas.
πŸ‘© Read a book with a title that begins with a V OR with a female character who is in a position of power.

11. April 9 – Comet Austin, the brightest comet visible from Earth since 1975, makes its closest approach to the sun.
☄️ Read a book from the SciFi genre OR with a celestial body on the cover.

12. May 22 Microsoft Releases Windows 3.0
πŸ–₯ Read a book where a character uses a computer OR a Series/TBR #3.

13. July 26 – U.S. President George H. W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act.
♿ Read a book with a disabled character OR where the first letter of each word in the title is in "Americans with Disabilities " (3 word minimum).

14. December 1 - Channel Tunnel workers from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 meters beneath the English Channel seabed, establishing the first land connection between Great Britain and the mainland of Europe for around 8,000 years.
πŸš— Read a book where a character travels in Europe OR travels across the English Channel - may be by car or boat.

15. December 10: Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Mikhail Gorbachev
☮️ Read a book with a character or author whose name (first or last) is a form of Michael OR whose title begins with a letter in NOBEL.    

Thursday, June 28, 2018

TLC July Scavenger Hunt - Baseball

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Monthly Challenges        July Scavenger Hunt - Baseball      

scavengerhunt

Each month we will give you a list of 50 themed words to find in your books.

There is no limit to how many words you can get per book.

For each word please post a link to the book, the author, the date you finished it, plus the page number/location and sentence where you found the word.

EXAMPLE -
Apple - A Touch of Ice - L.J. Charles (1/10/16)
I had a weakness for apple pie, heavy on the cinnamon... (loc. 245)

Any genre/format is fine.
Re-reads are OK.
No page minimum.
To count a book towards the challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.

At the end of the month please re-post your whole challenge as a new message so that we can award your Hall of Fame badge!

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for, you can still claim a badge for the words you did get.)

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July Scavenger Hunt - Baseball
Duration: July 1-July 31, 2018

Choose your level:

Bush-League: 10-20 words
Bullpen: 21-40 words
Four Bagger: 41-50 words

List:
Red Lily Nora Roberts 7/2/18
1. Assist p 5 Madam, may I assist you?
3. Ball p 31 She likes to chase the ball and the frisbee.
4. Base p 4 her heart thudded at the base of her throat.
5. Baseball p 270 You want me to sit here and watch baseball?
7. Card p 116 ... her credit card with the purchase ....
8. Catch p 23 ... here to catch me up ...
9. Center p 18 ... slowed at the garden center.
11. Double p 42 ... through the double glass doors, ...
14. Field p 87 ... gone and changed the playing field, ...
15. First p 39 That was a first.
17. Game p 206 ... mind in the game, and ...
18. Gear p 59 I can't seem to get myself into gear.
20. Hits p 130 ... the truth of it hits somewhere in the ...
21. Home p 7 ... into the home of what they ...
22. Inning p 88 Reading between innings.
23. Knuckle p 102 ... ran his knuckles down her ...
25. Left p 164 ... then left it to glow.
26. Line p 46 ... their mouths to line up.
27. Lose p 354 ... women lose their husbands ...
28. Major p 61 Major hots.
29. Minor p 8 ... some minor duty.
31. Mound P 65 ... off the mound of pillows, ...
33. Nine p 234 ... with nine little months.
35. Out p 207 ... pick out some plants.
36. Park p 88 ... love in Fenway Park, ...
37. Pinch p 8 ... for a pinch at harper's waist.
39. Relief p 174 Relief poured through her.
40. Right p 66 All right.
41. Run p 42 ... a little run on dish gardens.
44. Second p 88 ... with a runner on second, ...
46. Team p 159 ... you are like a team.
47. Uniform p 230 ... summer uniform round the ...
48. Visit p 30 ... son, came to visit, to ...
49. Walk p 20 Well, walk louder next time.    

Thrown By Love Pamela Aares 7/3/18
2. Athlete Loc 396 ... she had legs like an athlete, toned ...
6. Bunt Loc 3283 He'll be going for a bunt.
10. Deck Loc 2973 ... in the on-deck circle.
12. Equipment Loc 234 ... crowded with equipment, there ...
13. Farm Loc 157 He'd grown up on a farm; ...
16. Foul Loc 2157 ... but the ball tipped foul to the left.
24. League Loc 3268 American League pitchers, those who ...
30. Mitt Loc 2140 ... plate and held up his catcher’s mitt.
32. National Loc 2515 Damn, this was the national news.
38. Pitch Loc 2073 ... but the pitch she let fly was ...
43. Score Loc 2486 ... opportunity to score, even if ...
50. Win Loc 822 ... World Series win had put the city ...    

Rainy Day Friends Jill Shalvis 7/4/18
34. Offense p 139 ... that she couldn't take offense.

Not That I Could Tell Jessica Strawser 7/8/18
19. Helmet p 212 ... handed Paul his helmet, gave ...
45. Tag p 79 ... on phone tag if I take ...

Issued to the Bride: One Airman Cora Seton 7/9/18
42. Saves p 266 Alice saves everything.    

TLC July Monthly: Canada and the United States

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Monthly Challenges     July Monthly: Canada and the United States

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July Monthly: Canada and the United States
Duration: July 1-July 31, 2018


This month both Canada and the United States celebrate national holidays. These countries have similarities and differences. I have lived in both and I thought we should have a challenge to honor these countries!

Levels:
Level 1: 1-6 tasks
Level 2: 7+ tasks

You may do as many tasks as you wish.
You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

Tasks:

Canada and the United States are two of the largest countries in the world.

🍁 1. Read a book over 400 pages.

The world's largest waterfall, Niagara Falls, is on the border between the countries.
πŸ¦… 2. Read a book with a waterfall on the cover. Please post the cover.

The United States of America and Canada are two different countries located in North America.
🍁 3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
πŸ¦… 4. Read a book by author born in the US or Canada.

Official Language:
Canada - English, French
U.S. - English
🍁 5. Read a book where a character speaks French or English.

Head of Government:
Canada - Queen of England and Prime Minister
U.S. - President
πŸ¦… 6. Read a book with a character that is a queen or a president. Does not have to be the head of state.

As Canada is situated more north and closer to the Artic, its climate is colder. Winters can be harsh with snow covering the ground for almost six months a year. In some areas of the north snow can persist year-round. However, in some coastal areas and areas near its southern borders can have a temperate climate with a mild and rainy winter.
USA, on the other hand, has a varying climate, from cold in north, north-west and north-east, to even tropical and sub-tropical in south, south-east, south-west. A major part of mid-west USA is in fact a desert with corresponding climate.
🍁 7. Read a book with snow on the cover.
πŸ¦… 8. Read a book with a desert on the cover.

Canadians tend to prefer winter sports such as ice hockey, curling, skiing, etc., whereas, Americans’ preference varies from baseball to American football to even ice hockey in some regions.
🍁 9. Read a book where winter sports are featured.
πŸ¦… 10. Read a book where baseball, football or basketball is featured.

Anthems:
Canada - "O Canada" or "God Save the Queen"
U.S. - "The Star-Spangled Banner"
🍁 11. Read a book with a word from one of the anthem titles in the book title. BUT you may not use THE. Ex: O Pioneers!: or Save Me.

Symbols:
Canada - Maple Leaf, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the totem pole and Inuksuk
U.S. -Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam, Stars and Strips
πŸ¦… 12. Read a book with an item listed above on the cover. Please post the cover.

National Animal
Canada - The beaver
U.S. - The bald eagle
🍁 13. Read a book where a beaver or a bald eagle are mentioned in the text. Give us the sentence and page/loc#.

Highest Point:
Canada - Mount Logan 5959 meters
U.S. - Mt. McKinley 6914 meters
πŸ¦… 14. Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count.

🚩 15. Read a book in which the first letter in each title word is in NORTH AMERICA (three word minimum).

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*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
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