Sunday, June 17, 2018

TLC Reading The Seasons - Summer

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Quarterly Challenges       Reading The Seasons - Summer

reading the seasons

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

You can read one book for every task or read multiple books for some tasks. (For example - you could choose to just focus on task 5 and read books with summer covers. That's fine - you can claim points for each one that fits).

RULES
*Each book 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.
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the challenge start date.
* 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!

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

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

EXAMPLE:
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 = 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.

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Duration: 21 June - 22 September 2018

5-10 points
- Super Seasonal
11-20 points - Summer Lovin'
21+ points - Hot Hot Hot

TASKS
1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year.
(Bonus: published in June, July, August or September 2018) - Tell us when it was published.

2. Read a book set in the summer.

3. Read a book with the letters S U N somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order.

4. Read a book with a summer word in the title. (Bonus: 'Summer' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. (Bonus: A swimsuit on the cover) - show us the cover

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a flag on the cover. Please post the cover.

7. Camera Day (June 29th) - Read a book where a character takes a photo.

8. International Joke Day (July 1st) - Read a book where a character tells a joke.

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is in the middle of a series. Ex. #3 or #4 of a 6 book series.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally). (Bonus: The sport is tennis.)

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author. (Bonus: Both author and setting are Canadian.)

13. US Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book where a character rebels against someone/something. Tell us what that is.

14. Bastille Day (France - July 14th) - Read a book set in France OR with a character that is in a parade.

15. Book Lovers Day (August 9th) - Read a book that you are excited to read.

16. Positive Thinking Day (Sept. 13th) - Read a book with a positive thinking character.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation. (Bonus: set on an island)

18. Summer camp - Read a book where a character goes to camp.

19. Weddings - Read a book where a wedding takes place. (Bonus: Wedding dress on the cover) - show us the cover

20. Read a book from a list that contains the word Summer. You may find these lists anywhere. Tell us the name of the list.
Examples: The 32 Best Books to Read This Summer
The 25 Best New Books to Put in Your Beach Bag This Summer
16 New YA Fantasy Books Out In Summer 2018 To Transport You To Different Worlds
Summer Beach Reads (all stories set in beach towns)    
       

Saturday, June 16, 2018

CCC Summer 2018 Seasonal Scavenger Challenge : Music Styles

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Seasonal Challenges     Summer 2018 Seasonal Scavenger Challenge : Music Styles

2018 SUMMER SCAVENGER CHALLENGE : MUSIC STYLES
DURATION : June 21 - September 20, 2018
I've always loved music and enjoy that there's a genre/style of music for every occasion or mood. This could have turned into a "history of music" lesson, but instead, I've included very basic definitions of some of the most popular music styles. Even if you don't find yourself tapping your toes when you hear a favorite song, we hope you'll enjoy this challenge :)


CHALLENGE RULES :
See this thread for more detailed rules for all CCC challenges.

♦ If you want to participate in this challenge, please sign up by posting at least a partial list of the challenge requirements. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses.

♦ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long. (See the link above for rules regarding graphic novels.) Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged :) Re-reads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book. You must read at least half of the book AFTER the challenge begins in order to count it for this challenge.

For each book you read, please post a link to the title, and indicate the author and the date you finished reading it. If a challenge task gives several options, please make it clear which option you’ve chosen. If the task calls for an item on the cover or specific author initials or name/s, you must include a link to the book cover and/or author's name, respectively. To avoid spoiling a book for other readers, please use spoiler tags, if necessary, when explaining your book choices.*
    * For help with posting spoiler tags, see this post: Spoiler tags
    * If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title, cover or author, see the instructions here: Add a link to the book title, book cover and/or author

♦ When you complete the challenge, please copy and paste your entire list as a new message at the end of the challenge thread. If you do this while you still have the Edit window open, it will copy all of your links and formatting. If you don’t repost your list, with appropriate links, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge. Please do NOT simply post a link back to your original post.


THE TASKS:

1. A CAPPELLA : any singing performed without any background music/instruments
♪ Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in ACAPPELLA (ALL words count; 2-word minimum; to use a letter more than once, it must appear more than once in the phrase) OR a book whose title begins with a vowel (disregard A, An and The)

2. BLUEGRASS : American country music mixed with Irish and Scottish influences
♪ Read a book set in either Ireland or Scotland; tell us where OR a book with a compound word in the title (two or more words are joined together to form a new word with an entirely different meaning; see this list for examples, if necessary)

3. BLUES : African-American music from the Mississippi Delta area
♪ Read a book by an author whose name contains a color word (will accept BLACKwell, GREENberg, etc.); post a link to the author's GR page OR a book set in a rural area

4. BOSSA NOVA : a well-known style of Brazilian music, a lyrical fusion of samba and jazz
♪ Read a book that features a dancer; tell us who OR a book whose title or author's name (first or last) ENDS with A or Z; if using the author option, post a link to the author's GR page

5. BRASS/MILITARY: music performed with brass instruments, prior to the advent of jazz
♪ Read a book with a character who is or was in the military (any era, any country, any service branch); tell us who OR a book whose title contains a word that rhymes with BRASS

6. CLASSICAL : umbrella term for Western art music known for its use of large orchestras and staff notation
♪ Read a book with an unusually large cast of characters OR a book that you gave a higher rating to than the GR average rating; tell us both ratings

7. COUNTRY : American roots music played with acoustic guitars, banjos, fiddles, and harmonicas
♪ Read a book featuring a character who earns his/her living as a musician; tell us who OR a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in COUNTRY (to use a letter more than once, it must appear more than once in the phrase); post a link to the author's GR page

8. DIXIELAND : an early form of jazz developed in New Orleans, USA
♪ Read a book set in New Orleans OR a book with an X in the title or author's name; if using the author option, post a link to the author's GR page

9. FOLK : broad term used to refer to the traditional music of an ethnic group, usually that performed by the working class
♪ Read a book featuring a person who works in a blue-collar career; tell us who and the career OR a book whose title begins with F (ALL words count!)

10. HIP HOP : combination of funk, poetry and innovative DJ techniques, particularly sampling of pre-recorded material
♪ Read a book whose title contains at least two significant words that begin with the same letter OR a book that has been released at least once more since its original publication; tell us both years (you may read the original release or a newer release)

11. JAZZ : a type of music that originated in the late 19th and early 20th century in the Southern United States
♪ Read a book set between 1850 and 1925; tell us when OR a book set in the southern USA (North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi or Florida); tell us the state

12. LATIN : music of Latin American countries, influenced by American popular music, jazz, and rhythm and blues
♪ Read a book with a main character whose FIRST name begins with a letter in LATIN; tell us the character OR a book set in a Latin American country; tell us the country this site might help

13. METAL : generally a very fast, aggressive, loud and technical sounding music with a strong beat
♪ Read a book that you could not put down OR a book with an "in your face" character; tell us who

14. OPERA : an extended dramatic composition, in which all parts are sung to instrumental accompaniment, that usually includes arias, choruses, and recitatives
♪ Read a book with DRAMA on its main GR page OR read a book with a diva-type character who could be labeled a "drama queen;" tell us who

15. POP : music of general appeal to teenagers; a watered-down version of rock 'n' roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
♪ Read a book whose main character is a teenager; tell us how old OR a book with ROMANCE on its main GR page

16. R&B : music characterized by its use of blues chords played over a strong and consistent backbeat and by its emphasis on composition rather than the improvisation common in traditional blues
♪ Read a book from a series that has a consistent character; tell us how OR a book by an author who uses an initial instead of a first name; post a link to the author's GR page

17. REGGAE : combines elements of calypso and rhythm and blues with a strongly accentuated offbeat
♪ Read a book with at least two distinctly different genres on its main GR page; tell us the genres OR a book with consecutive double letters in the author's FIRST name; post a link to the author's GR page

18. RELIGIOUS/SACRED: music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence
♪ Read a book in which religion/faith is important OR a book whose title contains an adjective (a word that describes something/someone; this list might help)

19. ROCK : music based around amplified instruments, especially the electric guitar and electric bass; characterized by a strong bass line and driving rhythms
♪ Read a book with a rock or stone object show prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book whose title contains the letters R-O-C-K (not necessarily in order)

20. ROCKABILLY: a style of popular music combining the features of rock 'n' roll and hillbilly music
♪ Read a book by an author whose first or last name is Billy (all forms of William - Will, Willie, Bill, Billy acceptable; also, last name Williams or Williamson will work); post a link to the author's GR page OR read a book whose title contains consecutive double consonants.

21. SOUL : combines elements of African-American gospel music, doo-wop, rhythm & blues and jazz
♪ Read a book by an African-American author; post a link to the author's GR page OR a book whose title contains only words that are no more than four letters long (2-word minimum)

22. SWING / BIG BAND : a style of jazz, popular especially in the 1930s and often arranged for a large dance band, marked by a smoother beat and more flowing phrasing than Dixieland and having less complex harmonies and rhythms than modern jazz
♪ Read a book whose title contains a word that starts with "SW" OR read a book that takes place during the 1930's; tell us when

23. TECHNO : characterized by very fast synthesizer rhythms, heavy use of samples, and a lack of melody
♪ Read a book with a character who uses new technology in his/her career; tell us how and the character OR a book whose plot seems to be missing something; without giving away spoilers, explain why you feel that way    

Thursday, June 14, 2018

TLC Musical Group of the Month: OneRepublic

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Monthly Challenges   Musical Group of the Month: OneRepublic      

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Musical Group of the Month: OneRepublic
Duration: June 15, 2018- July 14, 2018


You may do as many tasks as you wish.
You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.
A badge will be awarded for participation.

TASKS:
1. OneRepublic is an American pop rock band formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 consisting of lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, guitarist Zach Filkins, guitarist Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher.
🎸 Read a book with a number in the title OR set in Colorado.

2. The band rose to fame after releasing music on their Myspace account.
🎸 Read a book where a character uses social media OR becomes famous.

3. The band claim they don’t fit into any genre, instead mixing their songs between rock, pop, indie and hip hop.
🎸 Read a book with 2 or more different genres on the main page.

4. The first award that OneRepublic won was the MTV Asia award for ‘Best Hook Up’.
🎸 Read a book where a character has a "hook up" OR whose author's initials are in OneRepublic.

5. The band’s most successful single to date is ‘Counting Stars’ which charted at 2 in the US and 1 in the UK.
🎸 Read a book with a character that goes star gazing OR a Series/TBR #1 or #2.

6. The band recorded ‘Love Runs Out’ at a studio in Prague.
🎸 Read a book whose location begins with a letter in Prague.

7. Co-founder of the band, Zach Filkins, is the lead guitarist who co-wrote the popular hit “Stop and Stare” and led a past life as model. His torso was featured in ads for Covington and Jockey Underwear.
🎸 Read a book with a torso on the cover. Please post the cover.

8. OneRepublic´s gospel-fused “Feel Again” from their third studio album, Native, used a percentage of the proceeds and donated the Save the Children´s Every Beat matters campaign.
🎸 Read a book where a child is saved or helped OR with a character that works for a charity.

9. When Ryan Tedder visited Osaka, he got some Japanese characters and their sun tattooed on his forearm which translates into English as “God gives & God takes”.
🎸 Read a book where a character gets a tattoo OR is religious.

10. Brent Kutzle has a cameo appearance in the 2008 film, The Eye, starring Jessica Alba. He appeared in the opening scene playing cello as a member of the orchestra. He can also be heard playing cello on the title track, “Songs Like Rain” for the 2006’s independent film of the same name.
🎸 Read a book where a character plays a string instrument. OR with a word in the book title that is also in a OneRepublic song title.


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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 Tribute To Anthony Bourdain    

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Monthly Challenges  Tribute To Anthony Bourdain      

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Debbie messaged me this morning to ask for a tribute to Anthony Bourdain. I would have thought of it but I am still stunned by his death. I first became aware of Bourdain during his first TV show, A Cook's Tour. I have loved him ever since.

Tribute To Anthony Bourdain
Duration: One month from start date
Choose as many tasks as you wish.
Participation Badge for this challenge.


Tasks:

Anthony Michael Bourdain (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, and television personality. He was noted by popular sources as one of the most influential chefs in the world.
πŸ‘¨‍🍳 1. Read a book where the MC is a chef, an author or a television personality.

πŸ‘¨‍🍳 2. Read a book published in June of any year.
Cocoa Beach Beatriz Williams 6/12/18
MacKenzie Fire Elle Casey 6/18/18

Tony was born June 25, 1956 in New York City and grew up in Leonia, New Jersey. His paternal grandparents emigrated from France during WW1. He has a younger brother, Charles.
πŸ‘¨‍🍳 3. Read a book where a character lives in NYC or New Jersey OR has a brother.
Two Sisters Mary Hogan 6/10/18

The family spent their summers in France. Tony said that his love of food was aroused in his youth while on a family vacation in France, when he tried his first oyster on an oyster fisherman's boat.
πŸ‘¨‍🍳 4. Read a book where a character vacations in France.
πŸ‘¨‍🍳 5. Read a book where a character goes fishing.

Bourdain attended The Culinary Institute of America, graduating in 1978. From there he went on to run various restaurant kitchens in New York City. In 1998, Bourdain became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles, based in Manhattan.
πŸ‘¨‍🍳 6. Read a book with a foreign word in the title.

Bourdain has written many books in many different genres.
πŸ‘¨‍🍳 7. Read a book by Anthony Bourdain OR a non-fiction OR a mystery.

Tony had 4 TV shows of his own where he traveled the world and sampled the foods of the destinations. He was also a judge on many food competition shows.
πŸ‘¨‍🍳 8. Read a book with a MPG of Travel or Food

Tony was considered "the original rock star" of the culinary world" and a culinary bad boy. He was extremely opinionated, especially about other cooks and chefs. He loved music and interview many musicians on his shows.
He was married twice and was the father of a daughter. He was found dead of an apparent suicide by his friend Γ‰ric Ripert on June 8, 2018, in his hotel room in Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France.

πŸ‘¨‍🍳 9. Read a book where the MC has a daughter.
πŸ‘¨‍🍳 10. Read a book where a suicide occurs.
A Madness So Discreet Mindy McGinnis 6/17/18    

President Obama memorialized him, writing, "He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown."

Sleep well Tony.



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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.    

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

WC Doughnuts of the World

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Exploring Cultures     Doughnuts of the World    

Doughnuts of the World
June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018

In celebration of National Doughnut Day on June 1st, let's take a look at how other cultures make this warm, fried addicting treat.
Commercial Photography

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. Please post cover if it is task appropriate. When you have completed 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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Tasks

1. Malasada
Commercial Photography We’re starting with my favorite and one of the many reasons I love Hawaii!! Originally a Portuguese confection, these round fritters came to the Pacific in the late 1800s. The eggy, yeast dough gets a dusting of granulated sugar once it's fried. Traditionally without filling, some varieties are given the tropical treatment with chunky fruit fillings made from local taro, pineapple, mango or passion fruit making them similar to the popular filled German doughnut, the Berliner.

*Read a book that takes place in Hawaii or read a book by a new to you author in your favorite genre (tell us the genre).

2. Koeksister
Commercial Photography When looking for a sweet and deep-fried treat in South Africa, you must turn to koeksisters. After frying, these "braided" dough treats are soaked in a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, making them sticky and crunchy on the outside, and moist and syrupy inside. The Cape Malay community puts their twist on it and prepares a coconut-coated version,

*Read a book that takes place in Africa or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KOEKSISTER.

3. Beaver Tails
Commercial Photography These fried pieces of dough are individually hand stretched to resemble the tail of Canada’s national animal – the beaver. They are then covered with a variety of things: cinnamon sugar, nutella, or chocolate and strawberries. You can only find these fun pastries in select cities at a Canadian-based pastry stand called…..Beaver Tails or Queues de Castor. What a wonderful tribute to this country’s hard working critter!

*Read a book that takes place in Canada or is written by a Canadian author or read a book with an animal tail prominently shown on the cover.

4. Tulumba
Commercial Photography These oval-shaped ridged pastries are a popular street food in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. They are prepared by vendors who fry them up on the spot, piping the dough from a tube right into the hot oil. They are then soaked in a sweet fragrant lemony syrup making for a definite Turkish delight!

*Read a book that takes place in a Mediterranean country (tell us where) or read a book with a yellow cover.

5. Jalebi
Commercial Photography Popular in Southern Asia, India and the Middle East, these delicate "loops" or “spirals” of dough resemble thin funnel cakes. The batter for these sticky sweets is fermented before frying. Like most pastries, these treats are best eaten hot. The origins can be traced as far back as 13th Century Mesopotamia and are today served at food stalls and chat shops across Southern Asia.

*Read a book that takes place in India or the Middle East or read a book with a title that starts with a letter in JALEBI.
Branna L.A. Casey 6/14/18

6. Churros
Commercial Photography The churro originated with Spanish shepherds who named them after churra sheep's horns. The dough is a simple mixture of flour, water and salt and are often dusted with cinnamon and sugar after being fried. They are a popular breakfast treat throughout Latin America and are perfect for dipping in cafe con leche or thick hot chocolate. You can also find them all over the world at carnivals, and fairs in all shapes and sizes, sometimes even stuffed with wonderful additions.

*Read a book that takes place in Spain or Latin America or read a book where the characters attend a carnival or fair.
A Charmed Little Lie Sharla Lovelace 6/7/18

7. Oliebollen/Smoutebollen
Commercial Photography These baseball sized fritters are a traditional Dutch and Belgian celebration food. In the Netherlands they are called oliebollen or oil spheres while in Belgium they are usually named smoutebollen or lard balls. Not the most appetizing names but don’t let that keep you from trying these yummy balls of goodness filled with a mixture of raisins, currants, and apples. They are often served sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with whipped cream.

*Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands or Belgium or read a book where a celebration occurs. Tell us what it was.
A wedding A Nantucket Wedding Nancy Thayer 6/4/18

8. Sel Roti
Commercial Photography In Nepal this “sweet rice bread“ is flavored with cardamom, cloves and banana. Its distinguishing features are the crispy texture and reddish brown color. Once the semi liquid dough is ready, it's dropped into boiling oil or ghee and turned with two foot long sticks called jhir. Sel Roti is both a breakfast food and special-occasion treat, typically enjoyed during Nepali religious festivals. When stored at room temperature will last up to 20 days making it a popular gift to send family members living away from home.

*Read a book that takes place in Asia or read a book that will last a while (over 400 pages long).    
Beach House for Rent Mary Alice Monroe 6/7/18    

TDD Monthly: June 2018 - Random Reads Reading Wheel

Random Reads - June 2018Purpose: Reduce that TBR

How it works
* In this challenge, each participant picks a random book from their personal TBR to read during the upcoming month.

* Sort your TBR shelf (or any other shelf you want to use for the challenge) by position. Make sure the numbers are enabled on your shelf. You do this by going to "settings" on the "my books" tab, clicking on the "position" option and pressing "save".

* Go to Random.org. Type 1 in the "Min" box and the total number of books of your shelf in the "Max" box. Click "generate".

* Scroll to the number obtained from Random.org. This is the book you will read for this month.

* Post your book in this thread and be sure to come back and tell us what you thought of it.

* Feel free to ask any questions in this thread.    

My book:

#237 How to Knit a Heart Back Home (Cypress Hollow Yarn, #2) by Rachael Herron    Rachael Herron 6/6/18

   

Reading Wheel

Purpose: Reduce that TBR / Choose your next book

How it works:

OPTION #1

* Every month I will spin the wheel and participants will read a book from the resulting category. See below for a list of categories and their corresponding shelves.
* You can read as many books from the category as you like.

OPTION #2

* Participants spin their own wheel.
* Click on the Reading Wheel Link and spin the wheel.

* Read a book from the Goodreads shelf for the category that you land on - see below for a list of categories and their corresponding shelves.

OPTION #3
*Do both option #1 and option #2.

Categories

Military Hero / Historical-Military Hero
FBI Agent
Kick-Ass Heroine
Small Town Cop / Small Town Sheriff
Female Detective / Lady Detectives
Serial Killer / Serial Killers
Private Investigator
Firefighter / Firefighters
Amnesia / Amnesia Romance
Dare Devil / Dare Devils
Bodyguard / Bodyguards
Covert Operative / Spy Romance / Regency Spy Romance

* Be sure to let us know the book that you read and what you thought of it.

* Feel free to ask any questions in this thread.    

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JUNE CATEGORY: DARE DEVIL

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Option 3:

Daredevil: Outlaw (Evil Dead MC, #1) by Nicole James Nicole James


Firefighter: Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Nora Roberts   


FLOAB The Walking Dead Word Search!

For Love of a Book discussion on goodreads

The Walking Dead Word Search!      JoAnne's TWD Word Search.



Welcome to the Apocalypse. It's 98 degrees in the blazing summer heat. You are starved, terrified, exhausted, but most of all bored. While you are on a run, you come across a book store that you can't resist walking into. Some things will never change, even at the end of the world. After you've cleared the store and grabbed some novels that are sure to keep you busy, you find the puzzle aisle and decide to stock up on some word searches. This haul should keep you occupied for a while.



How it works: Each season of The Walking Dead will correspond with a word search card. It will go in chronological order. Every time you complete a task, you will receive a new word. Each completed card will earn you a badge. This challenge is complete at your own pace. Forewarning: You may find some spoilers along the way!

BOOK COMPLETION CLARIFICATION
In order for a book to count for a turn it must be completed AFTER the game starts on June 1, 2018. Books completed prior to the start of the game will not count.

PAGE RESTRICTIONS
In order for a Book to count it must be at least 125 Pages or more.
Audio Books: Count as the same page number as shown on Goodreads.
Graphic novels: Allowed as long as they meet the minimum page requirement.

REREADS
If you want to use a book that you have read in the past, you must have finished rereading the book AFTER the start of the challenge.

SPELL-IT-OUT
If you get stuck on a location or task, you may opt to use the Spell-It-Out option by spelling the word WALKERS using author initials or book titles. You may only use each letter once!

Badges
→ Earn a Participation Badge just for signing up.
→ Earn Badges for completing each card.
→ Earn a badge for completing the whole challenge.

Please include the following information in your completion posts:

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

Badges:

        

   



You are looking for the word Walker. Complete one of the following tasks:

1.) Read a book with a character that is a zombie.
2.) Read a book with a MPG of horror.
3.) Read a book that was adapted into a television show (This task does not include movie adaptations.)
4. Read a book where all of the letters in W-A-L-K-E-R are found in the title.    

Completion Post
Current Word: Walker
Book: Wishes and Stitches
Author: Rachael Herron
Date Read: 6/5/18
Task: SPELL-IT-OUT
How it Fits: Letter W    



You are looking for the word Family. Complete one of the following tasks:
1.) Read a book featuring a blended family.
2.) Read a book where a character protects someone.
3.) Read a book where 1 & 4 are both found in the page numbers.
4.) Read a book where two of the characters are siblings.    

Completion Post

Current Word: Family
Book: A Charmed Little Lie
Author: Sharla Lovelace
Date Read: 6/7/18
Task: 2.) Read a book where a character protects someone.
How it Fits: Lanie and Nick have to stay in her aunt's house for 3 months to inherit. Her high school boyfriend is always trying to molest her. Nick hits the jerk to get him off of Lanie.    



You are looking for the word Coma. Complete one of the following tasks.

1.Read a book where the character has a life threatening disease or injury.
2. Read a book where a character describes a dream.
3. Read a book with flowers on the cover.
4. Read a book where both of the authors initials are found in C-O-M-A.    

Completion Post
Current Word:
Coma
Book: Two Sisters
Author: Mary Hogan
Date Read: 6/10/18
Task: 1.Read a book where the character has a life threatening disease or injury.
How it Fits: Pia gets breast cancer.    




You are looking for the word Horse. Complete one of the following tasks:

1. Read a book with a horse on the cover.
2. Read a book set from an animals point of view.
3. Read a book where a character uses a mode of transportation other than a car, train, or bus. (Any other mode will be accepted.)
4. Read a book with a brown cover. (Must be 50% or more.)    

Completion Post
Current Word:
Horse
Book: The Unidentified Redhead
Author: Alice Clayton
Date Read: 6/11/18
Task: 3. Read a book where a character uses a mode of transportation other than a car, train, or bus. (Any other mode will be accepted.)
How it Fits: Grace flies on a plane.



You are looking for the word CDC. Complete one of the following tasks:

1. Read a book with a one word title.
2. Read a book about a government agency. (Can be fiction or non-fiction.)
3. Read a non-fiction book about a disease.
4. Read a book where the author has three names.    

Completion Post
Current Word:
CDC
Book: Branna
Author: L.A. Casey
Date Read: 6/14/18
Task: 1. Read a book with a one word title.
How it Fits: Title is Branna.    



You are looking for the word Atlanta. Complete one of the following tasks:

1. Read a book set in Georgia.
2. Read a book where a character travels
3. Read a book with all of the letters in A-T-L-A-N-T-A in the title.
4. Read a book with a cityscape on the cover.    

Completion Post
Current Word:
Atlanta
Book: A Madness So Discreet
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Date Read: 6/17/18
Task: 2. Read a book where a character travels
How it Fits: They traveled from Boston to Ohio.



You are searching for the word Searching. Complete one of the following tasks:

1. Read a book with a MPG of Family.
2. Read a book where a character is looking for something.
3. Read a book where a character is reunited with someone.
4. Read a book where a character goes on a road trip.    

Completion Post
Current Word:
Searching
Book: Shine Not Burn
Author: Elle Casey
Date Read: 6/17/18
Task: 3. Read a book where a character is reunited with someone.
How it Fits: Mack and Andie meet again 2 years later.