Thursday, May 24, 2018

TLC Summer Bingo!

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Quarterly Challenges  Summer Bingo!

I'm bringing back Caroline's bingo from last year with a new badge.

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Summer Bingo!
Duration: 1st June 2018 - 31st August 2018


Read books that relate to the images in the bingo grid to complete a bingo line. The line can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal. If you're feeling brave and you're a fast reader, feel free to try to complete the board!

How you connect the book to the image is up to you, the item could be on the cover (please post the cover), in the title or part of the plot. Be creative, think outside the box, but please tell us how it fits!

EXAMPLE:
N1: Barbecue - 101 Things to Do with a BBQ by Steve Tillett 101 Things to Do with a BBQ - (bbq recipes + barbecue on cover)
N2: 4th of July - 4th of July (title)
N3: FREE SPACE
N4: Cocktail
- Tequila Sunrise (Tequila Sunrise is the name of a cocktail)
N5: Bikini/Swimsuit - The Perfect Boy by Hailey Abbott The Perfect Boy - Bikini on cover
= BINGO!


ITEMS

B1: Sun
B2: Sea
B3: Flip Flops/Sandals
B4: Camp
B5: Travel/Vacation

I1: Surf
I2: Beach
I3: Tennis
I4: Hot
I5: Ice Cream

N1: Barbecue
N2: 4th of July
N3: FREE SPACE
N4: Cocktail
N5: Bikini/Swimsuit

G1: Hat
G2: Baseball
G3: Picnic
G4: Bugs
G5: Pool

O1: Strawberry
O2: Shorts
O3: Island
O4: Sunglasses
O5: Deckchair

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

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TLC Weird Facts About Presidents of the United States

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Yearly Challenges      Weird Facts About Presidents of the United States


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Weird Facts About Presidents of the United States
Duration: June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019

Levels:

Level One: 5-15 tasks
Level Two: 16-30 tasks
Level Three: 31-45 tasks


TASKS:
1. George Washington (1789-1797)
Weird fact: Washington's teeth weren't made of wood.

Contrary to popular belief, George Washington's teeth weren't wooden after all. Rather, his dentures comprised a peculiar combination of animal teeth, brass screws, lead, gold wire, hippopotamus ivory, and even bone.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character has false teeth OR with teeth on the cover (Please post the cover.) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1789-1797.

2. John Adams (1797-1801)
Weird fact: Adams damaged Shakespeare's chair.

Once upon a time, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were best buds until political rivalry ensued. During the beginning stages of their friendship, the two traveled to Shakespeare’s residence in England where they chipped off a piece of one of Shakespeare’s chairs. Why? To have a little souvenir from one of the world’s most renowned poets and playwrights.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book with two best friends as the major characters OR where a character takes/buys souvenirs OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1797-1801.

3. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
Weird fact: Jefferson was passionate about meteorology.

Thomas Jefferson could have been a meteorologist had the gig as president fell through. He recorded the temperature in his personal meteorological journal twice a day, once in the early morning and once in the late afternoon. Jefferson not only observed temperature ranges and disparities, he also tracked precipitation patterns.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character is a meteorologist OR from Seasons and Weather in Titles OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1801-1809.

4. James Madison (1809-1817)
Weird fact: Madison had many financial troubles after his presidency.

Despite a successful presidency, Madison endured quite a few financial setbacks. Upon retirement, Madison took up wheat and tobacco farming in Montpelier, Virginia. However, poor weather conditions, an invasion of destructive bugs, and market prices slashed his profits. His stepson, who racked up a mountain of debt from gambling and alcohol expenses, further drained Madison's financial resources.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character has financial problems OR with a character who is a gambler or alcoholic OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1809-1817 .

5. James Monroe (1817-1825)
Weird fact: Monroe traveled from Paris, France to Madrid, Spain by mule.

As special envoy to Spain, Monroe traveled there in 1805 in an attempt to persuade Spain to cede the territory of what is now present-day Florida to the United States. He made his journey from Paris to Madrid in a unconventional way -- by mule. Unfortunately, not even his arrival by mule could win over the Spanish.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book with a character who is a politician OR where a character travels to a foreign country OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1817-1825.

6. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)
Weird fact: Adams skinny dipped in the Potomac River daily.

This early-19th century president didn’t mind going for a dip in the Potomac River buck naked. As weird and out of the ordinary as it sounds today -- especially for a person of such great political importance -- it was a common way to bathe in rivers during that era. Evidently, a female gossip columnist sat on his clothes during one of his morning dips, and she refused to give them to him until he agreed to an interview.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character finagles an interview OR where a character skinny dips OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1825-1829.

7. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
Weird fact: Jackson killed a man during a fight.

Andrew Jackson may just be the most violent presidents of all time. Born in 1767 in the backcountry of what would now be one of the Carolinas, Jackson turned out to be a very intelligent, yet terribly insecure man. He often participated in fights, and in one such instance, he killed a man in a duel for insulting his wife Rachel.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character gets into a fight OR set in the Carolinas OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1829-1837.

8. Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)
Weird fact: Martin Van Buren is accredited for the phrase OK.

Have you ever thought about the origin of some common-day idioms? The origin of "OK" derives from the reelection campaign for Martin Van Buren in 1840. Buren had adopted the nickname, Old Kinderhook simply because he was born in Kinderhook, New York. His supporters used to shorten the name to OK during rallies -- and the rest is history.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book by an author who has three names OR where a character has a weird nickname (Tell us the nickname.) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1837-1841.

9. William Henry Harrison (1841)
Weird fact: Harrison gave the longest inauguration speech.

William Henry Harrison gave the longest inauguration speech to date, estimated to be over 8,000 words long. Harrison delivered the speech in horrible weather conditions, which is believed to be the reason why he fell ill and died about a month after his inauguration. The speech lasted over 90 minutes nonstop. For reference, a typical inaugural speech has lasted anywhere between 30 minutes to one hour at most.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character gets sick and dies OR where a character gives a speech OR with a page count that contains ONE of these numbers 1841.

10. John Tyler (1841-1845)
Weird fact: Tyler, who was born in 1790, still has two living grandchildren.

Born nearly 230 years ago, the 10th president of the United States has two still living grandchildren. Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. and Harrison Ruffin Tyler were born in 1924 and 1928, respectively. John Tyler fathered 15 children during his life, including Harrison’s father, when John Tyler was 63. Similarly, Harrison’s father had Harrison much later in life at 75.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a major character has grandchildren OR where a character becomes a parent in middle age OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1841-1845.

11. James K. Polk (1845-1849)
Weird fact: Polk banned fun activities from the White House.

James Polk and his wife did not go down in history for being the life of the party. In fact, they were quite the opposite. Together, the two banned alcohol, card playing, and dancing from the White House.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character does not know how to have fun OR by an author that uses a middle initial OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1845-1849.

12. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)
Weird fact: Taylor, and 15 men, put a fire out caused by 600 Indians.

Taylor’s days in the earthly realm may have ended much earlier had the fire that a reported 600 Indians set off during the War of 1812 would have entrapped him. The fire happened in the middle of the night, when Taylor and 15 men were camping. Somehow, they were able to band together and extinguish the fire before the flames could get to them.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character is a fire fighter OR where the characters go camping OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1849-1850.

13. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)
Weird fact: Fillmore did not have a vice president during his term.

Millard Fillmore, who became president upon the death of Zachary Taylor, did not have a vice president. Fillmore was the first of four presidents to serve without a vice president. At the time, the Constitution did not include a provision for replacing vice presidents who had died or departed from duty. That would not happen until 1967, when the 25th Amendment was ratified that allowed a president to appoint a vice president, with the approval of Congress.
πŸ‘¨ Read a standalone book OR a book whose title begins with M OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1850-1853.

14. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)
Weird fact: Pierce was arrested for running over a woman with his horse.

Franklin Pierce, the country’s 14th president, was arrested for running over a woman with his horse. He never received jail time, though, likely because of insufficient evidence. The case was dropped in 1853, his first year in office.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character is arrested OR a Series/TBR #14 OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1853-1857.

15. James Buchanan (1857-1861)
Weird fact: Buchanan bought slaves to free them to save his reputation.

While it may sound heroic for Buchanan to have bought slaves just to set them free, it’s not entirely true. Buchanan feared that word of his sister Harriet and her husband owning slaves would get out and ruin his reputation of being neutral about the slavery issue. As a bachelor, he had no wife but a housekeeper who needed servants. Instead of freeing the slaves he bought, he kept them as servants of his household.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character is a slave or servant OR with a character that is worried about their reputation OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1857-1861.

16. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)
Weird fact: Lincoln won all but one wrestling matches.

Abraham Lincoln is remembered fondly for a myriad of reasons, namely for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that abolished slavery. What is less known about Lincoln, however, is his extraordinary strength and athleticism. Lincoln won all but one of his wrestling matches.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character has extraordinary strength and athleticism OR by an author whose first name begins with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1861-1865.

17. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)
Weird fact: Johnson was an indentured servant for two years of childhood.

Needless to say, Andrew Johnson had a bit of a rough childhood growing up. The later impeached president and his brother were sent away by their mother as young children to be a tailor’s indentured servants. After two years, the boys ran away. From his experience working with the tailor, Johnson made all of his suits while president.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character sews their clothing OR with a character who had a rough childhood OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1865-1869.   


18. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)
Weird fact: Canaries froze to death at Grant's inaugural ball.
Ulysses S. Grant’s inaugural ball in 1873 was to be spruced up with the addition of beautiful canaries. Unfortunately, due to the extremely cold temperatures the canaries froze to death.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book set in the winter OR with a bird on the cover (Please post the cover.) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1869-1877.

19. Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)
Weird fact: Hayes remains a hero in Paraguay.

While President Rutherford B. Hayes isn’t thought of as one of the more highly regarded presidents, he is highly praised by one particular country in South America. After the Triple Alliance War, Paraguay had lost a significant part of its territory to Argentina and Brazil. Hayes interceded in the dispute, and following negotiations, a large amount of territory was given to Paraguay.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book with a MPG War OR where a character negotiates a deal OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1877-1881.

20. James A. Garfield (1881)
Weird fact: Garfield could write in two different languages at one time.

James Garfield, among many things, was ambidextrous, but his capabilities went far beyond his ability to write with both his left and right hands. He developed the unique talent of simultaneously writing in Greek with one hand and in Latin with the other.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character knows more than one language OR by an author with JAMES as a first or last name OR with a page count that contains ONE of these numbers 1881.

21. Chester Arthur (1881-1885)
Weird fact: Arthur sold historical artifacts to redecorate the White House.

Chester Arthur had ambitions to give the White House an entirely new look. In order to fund this endeavor, Arthur sold 24 wagons filled to the brim with antiques from past presidents. One of John Quincy Adams’ hats and a pair of Lincoln’s pants could be found in that pile of historical loot. And speaking of pants, Arthur just happened to own 80 different pairs.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character sells things because they need money OR with a hat or pants on the cover (Please post the cover) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1881-1885.

22. Grover Cleveland (1885-1889)
Weird fact: Cleveland's adopted daughter became his wife in later years.

Many may not know that Cleveland became the legal guardian of his former law partner’s 11-year-old daughter upon his death. After 10 years, he took her hand in marriage. She was the youngest First Lady in history at the age of 21. He was more than twice her age at 48.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character marries a much younger person OR with a bride or wedding dress on the cover (Please post the cover.) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1885-1889.

23. Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)
Weird fact: Harrison refused to touch light switches.

As the first president to have electricity in the White House, Harrison was a little spooked when it came to this new energy. He was so anxiety-ridden about the thought of being electrocuted that he opted to never make contact with light switches. More often than not, he went to bed with the lights on.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character has anxiety about something OR with a light/lamp or light switch on the cover (Please post the cover) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1889-1893.

24. Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)
Weird fact: Cleveland was the only president to be a hangman.

Not only was Grover Cleveland the first president to serve two nonconsecutive terms, but also he was the first to have a gig as a hangman. At one point, he was the sheriff of Erie County, New York, where he had to drop the trap at a hanging. Not once, but two times.
πŸ‘¨ Read a Series book #2 OR with a character that is a sheriff OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1893-1897.

25. William McKinley (1897-1901)
Weird fact: McKinley removed good luck charm from lapel and was shot.

For William McKinley, losing his good luck charm was a death sentence. The 25th president believed that carnations brought good luck, so he sported them everywhere he went. On Sept. 6, 1901, he removed the carnation from his lapel to give to a little girl only to be shot shortly thereafter.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character has a good luck charm OR with a flower on the cover (Please post the cover) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1897-1901.

26. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
Weird fact: Every member in Roosevelt's family owned stilts.

Theodore, or Teddy, Roosevelt had a secret pastime -- walking on stilts. Apparently, each and every one of Roosevelt’s family members had their own individual pair. Even the First Lady had a set of her own.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character has a secret pastime OR with a MC that is married and has children OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1901-1909.

27. William Howard Taft (1909-1913)
Weird fact: Taft lost 80 pounds after his time in office.

William H. Taft is well known as the heaviest president in history, with his peak weight clocking in at some 340 pounds. Whether the rumor of him getting stuck in a bathtub is true or not, something induced him to lose some weight. After his time as president, he lost 80 pounds.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character lose weight OR with a bathtub on the cover (Please post the cover) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1909-1913.

28. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
Weird fact: Wilson painted his golf balls black during the winter.

Woodrow Wilson is often remembered as a staunch advocate for democracy and world peace as well as an academic. He had another passion that perhaps isn’t as well known -- golfing. President Wilson loved to golf no matter the season. In the winter months, when layers of snow covered the ground, he painted his golf balls black so that he could easily retrieve them amid a blanket of white.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character plays golf OR with snow on the cover (Please post the cover.) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1913-1921.

29. Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)
Weird fact: Harding had a daughter out of one his many several affairs.

Warren Harding had several extramarital affairs. In one -- at least to our knowledge -- he impregnated a woman by the name of Nan Britton. Britton had written a book called “The President’s Daughter,” a novel about her daughter being Harding’s offspring. It wasn’t until 2005 that an official DNA test proved Harding was indeed the father.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character has a child out of wedlock OR with a female character that is a writer OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1921-1923.

30. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
Weird fact: Coolidge enjoyed having petroleum jelly rubbed on his head.

We thought the fact that Calvin Coolidge had two pet raccoons by the names of Reuben and Rebecca was weird, but then we stumbled upon this gem. Evidently, Coolidge liked to have his scalp massaged with petroleum jelly -- which is Vaseline -- while he ate his breakfast in bed. Talk about a bizarre morning ritual.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character has a fetish OR where a character gets a massage OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1923-1929.   

31. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
Weird fact: Hoover and his wife spoke Mandarin in the White House.
Long before he became the 31st president, Herbert Hoover lived in China with his wife, where the two learned one of China’s native languages. When Hoover wanted to have a private conversation with his wife, they would speak in Mandarin so no one could eavesdrop.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where characters speak in another language for privacy OR by an author whose initials begin with the same letter OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1929-1933.

32. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
Weird fact: Roosevelt was distantly related his wife and 10 presidents.

Franklin D. Roosevelt married Anna Eleanor, his fifth cousin once removed and niece of another fifth cousin. Despite distant familial connections, the two wed in 1905, and Teddy Roosevelt was the man that gave Eleanor away. FDR claims to have other family tree ties with 10 other presidents as well.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where the MC is related to other characters in the story OR where a bride is given away at her wedding by a man that is not her father OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1933-1945.

33. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
Weird fact: The only president of the 20th century that didn't go to college.

It's likely to assume that the President of the United States would need to be well educated and have at least some college. But that wasn’t the case with Harry S. Truman, who grew up as a poor farm boy in Missouri. Truman is one of eight presidents to have never attended college, but he is the only one from the 20th century to lack at least some college-level schooling.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character has not attended college OR set in the 20th century (1901-2000) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1945-1953.

34. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
Weird fact: Eisenhower ridded the White House lawn of its squirrels.

Eisenhower was the first president to ride in a helicopter, but that is not nearly as whacky of a fact as the president trying to rid the White House lawn of its squirrel population. Eisenhower, like Wilson, was fond of golfing, and the squirrels that scurried about the grounds were guilty of digging up the putting green to bury nuts. Eisenhower was so distraught by the rodents that he ordered his valet to kill them off by shooting them. Fortunately, the Secret Service vetoed that idea and instead had groundskeepers trap the squirrels and release them into Rock Creek Park nearby.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character is crazy about their lawn OR with a wild animal on the cover (Please post the cover.) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1953-1961.

35. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
Weird fact: Kennedy got into Harvard despite bad recommendation letter.

To say Kennedy’s family was loaded is an understatement. His JFK's father, while generous enough to give him $1 million on his 21st birthday, was not as kind to him in his letter of recommendation to Harvard University. Apparently, he wrote that Jack lacked application and was careless. It didn’t seem to have a real impact on the university’s decision, however, because Kennedy was still accepted.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character went to Harvard OR with a character who has a difficult father OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1961-1963.

36. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
Weird fact: Johnson life was saved by missing flight to the South Pacific.

Fate intervened on Lyndon Johnson’s behalf during World War II. He boarded a plane known as the Wabash Cannonball for a bombing mission in the South Pacific. Before the plane took off, he hopped off so he could use the restroom. By the time he returned, the plane had already departed. The plane later crashed, killing everyone on board.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character misses a flight OR with a character that is in the military OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1963-1969.

37. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
Weird fact: Nixon could play five musical instruments.

While Richard Nixon is widely associated with the Watergate scandal, what most may not know about him is his hidden musical talents. Nixon played the piano, clarinet, saxophone, violin, and accordion. He could play these instruments without learning to read music.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character can play more than one musical instrument OR with a MPG Music OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1969-1974.

38. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
Weird fact: Ford served, but was never elected, as both president and VP.

Gerald Ford was the first and only president so far to serve as both president and vice president without ever being elected to either office. In his earlier years, Ford was a football star at the University of Michigan, where he played center and linebacker. He actually turned down offers from two professional football teams.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character plays football OR set in Michigan OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1974-1977.

39. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
Weird fact: Carter is the first president to have witnessed a UFO.

Jimmy Carter is the only president thus far to report a UFO sighting. Carter claimed to have spotted the UFO in October 1969, but he did not file a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena until four years after.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character sees something unbelievable (Tell us what that is.) OR with the letters U F O in the title (does not have to be in order) OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1977-1981.

40. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
Weird fact: Reagan consulted with an astrologer.

Reagan and his wife were so fascinated by astrology that he consulted with an astrologer by the name of Joan Quigley. When word got out that Reagan consulted with Quigley, headlines like “Astrologer Runs The White House” ran shortly after. Nancy Reagan confirmed that astrology was merely a factor in determining Reagan’s schedule, not for political decisions.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character believes in astrology OR with a character named Joan OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1981-1989.

41. George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)
Weird fact: Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving.

Despite being unable to use of his legs, George H.W. Bush celebrated his ninth decade of life by making a tandem parachute jump out of an airplane, about 6,000 feet near his home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He also celebrated his 80th birthday in this fashion.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character goes sky diving OR with a character in a wheelchair OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1989-1993.

42. Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
Weird fact: Clinton won two Grammys for "Best Spoken Word Album."

Did you know that presidents have won Grammys? Bill Clinton won a Grammy in 2004 Best Spoken Word Album for Children, narrating the English version of Russian “Wolf Tracks,” and another in 2005 for Best Spoken Word Album for his audiobook, “My Life.”
πŸ‘¨ Read a book where a character wins an award OR published in 2004 or 2005 OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 1993-2001.

43. George W. Bush (2001-2009)
Weird fact: Head cheerleader in high school.

George W. Bush is the only president to have been the head cheerleader in high school. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Bush hails from a politically involved family. His father was president, his brother Jeb was a governor, and his paternal grandfather Preston was a senator.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book with a character who is a cheerleader OR with a character that has a family involved in politics OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 2001-2009.

44. Barack Obama (2009-2017)
Weird fact: Obama doesn’t like ice cream.

One of Barack Obama’s first jobs was scooping ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins store in his home state of Hawaii. The future president was concerned that all the ice cream he was eating was hurting his jump shot, and he thinks that is why he lost his taste for the treat. That didn’t stop a chain of ice cream shops on Martha’s Vineyard from naming a flavor after the 44th president - “Barack My World!” (coffee ice cream with macadamia nuts and caramel swirl).
πŸ‘¨ Read a book with a woman's name in the title OR set in Hawaii OR with a page count that contains TWO of these numbers 2009-2017.

45. Donald Trump (2017- )
Weird fact: Trump doesn't drink alcohol.

The current president is one of the few commanders in chief to not drink alcohol. He chooses not to indulge in the beverage likely because his brother was an alcoholic and died of his addiction in 1982.
πŸ‘¨ Read a book with a character that does not drink alcohol OR with a character that dies due to an addiction OR with a page count that contains ONE of these numbers 2017.


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Sunday, May 20, 2018

TLC Crazy Doughnut Flavors - Part Three

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Quarterly Challenges     Crazy Doughnut Flavors - Part Three      

This is the last installment for this series of challenges.

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Crazy Doughnut Flavors - Part Three
Duration: 3 months from starting date.

TASKS:


1. AIR FORCE BLUEBERRY
🍩 Read a book set in a state/country where there is a current USAF installation OR with a MC that is in the Air Force OR with a title that begins with A or F.

2. AMY'S MOUNDS
🍩 Read a book with a name in the title OR with a palm tree on the cover OR set on Arizona, Colorado or Ohio.

3. CAROLINA: Vanilla icing / Blue sprinkles
🍩 Read a book set in North or South Carolina OR with a blue and white cover OR with the author's initials in CAROLINA.

4. DO-FETTI: A raised ring sliced in half, stuffed with funfetti sugar cookie dough, dipped half-way in white chocolate, sprinkled with funfetti, then topped with more funfetti dough and powder sugar
🍩 Read a book where a celebration takes place OR with a colorful cover OR with a character or author whose first or last name ends with an I.

5. The Hostess: A raised chocolate shell filled with fluffy vanilla-marshmallow cream, covered with chocolate fudge and adorned with the that hostess signature swirl
🍩 Read a book where a character is a hostess (at a job or for a party) OR with a swirl on the cover OR a Series/TBR #1 or #9.

6. Jager Bomb: JΓ€germeister buttercream and Red Bull glaze.
🍩 Read a book where a character drinks JÀgermeister or Red Bull (Give us a sentence and page/loc #) OR with an animal with horns on the cover OR whose main character's name begins with a J or B.

7. My Lucky Charm: A raised ring dipped-in vanilla frosting, topped with rice krispy treats and lucky charm marshmallows
🍩 Read a book with one of the Lucky Charms Marshmallow shapes on the cover (hearts, stars, horseshoes, rainbows, blue moons, clovers, unicorns, and red balloons) OR with the letters R-I-C-E in the title - does not have to be in order OR where a character has a lucky charm.

8. Reese’s® Peanut Butter Doughnut: An unglazed shell filled with a yummy blend of peanut butter KREME™, dipped in a custom Hershey’s chocolate icing, topped with chopped peanuts and decorated like an egg with blue and yellow icing.
🍩 Read a book set in Pennsylvania OR with an author that uses initials instead of a first name OR where a character starts their own business.

9. The Sophisticated: Chocolate icing/Caramel drizzle/Sea salt
🍩 Read a book with a character that can be described as "Sophisticated" OR with a cover that is a shade of brown between *caramel* and *chocolate* OR with the sea on the cover.

10. Strawberry Pop Tart: strawberry cake ring dipped-in strawberry frosting, topped with house-made strawberry pop tarts, rainbow nonpareils, and vanilla drizzle
🍩 Read a book where a character eats Pop Tarts OR bakes at home OR where you find the word POP in the text. (Give us a sentence and page/loc #).


Info from: Amy's Donuts and Downtown Donuts and Donut Crazy and Krispy Kreme.
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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.    

Thursday, May 10, 2018

TLC Musical Group of the Month: The Beatles

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Monthly Challenges  Musical Group of the Month: The Beatles

We are starting a new monthly series called Musical Group of the Month. Each month we will feature a new group.


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Musical Group of the Month: The Beatles
Duration: May 15, 2018-June 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:
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
🎸 1. Read a book with a setting that begins with L OR with 4 prominent characters.

Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways.
🎸 2. Read a book with 2 or more genres listed on the MAIN PAGE OR from a genre you don't read regularly.

McCartney and Best were arrested for arson after they set fire to a condom in a concrete corridor; the authorities deported them from Germany.
🎸 3. Read a book where a character is arrested or uses a condom OR set in Germany.

Producer George Martin signed the Beatles to EMI's Parlophone label.
🎸 4. Read a book whose title begins with E, M or I.

In late October of 1963, the Beatles began a five-day tour of Sweden, their first time abroad since the final Hamburg engagement of December 1962.
🎸 5. Read a book by a Swedish author OR published in October (of any year).

Help!, the group's fifth studio LP contained all original material save for two covers, "Act Naturally" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy".
🎸 6. Read a book with a cover that looks like the cover of another book. Please post both covers.

Released in December, Rubber Soul was hailed by critics as a major step forward in the maturity and complexity of the band's music. Harrison's introduction of a sitar on "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" marked a further progression outside the traditional boundaries of popular music. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked Rubber Soul fifth among "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
🎸 7. Read a book with the name of a country in the title OR a Series book #5.

The Beatles have received ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
🎸 8. Read a book that won a literary award that has a person's name in the award OR whose author's initials begin with the same letter.
🎸 9. Read a book set in Ohio OR where the Rock and Roll and Roll Hall of Fame is mentioned. Give us the page/loc# and sentence.

John Lennon died of assassination in 1980, and George Harrison died of cancer in 2001.
🎸 10. Read a book where a character is murdered OR dies from cancer.


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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, May 1, 2018

WRC Quarterly Read-a-Thon (May 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018)

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads

Read-a-Thon  Quarterly Read-a-Thon (May 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018)    

2nd Quarter's Read-a-Thon time is here!
May 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018



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Welcome to the Quarterly Read-a-Thon! In this challenge, you get to set your individual reading goals for the next three months

Set your own goal: number of books to finish, number of pages to read, time listening to an audio-book or a certain challenge or two to complete. Whatever works best for you, set your goal and log your progress. If you prefer, you may just log what you read during the read-a-thon.

*During this Read-a-Thon be on the lookout for:
(1) The first book in a series.
(2) A book not from your WTR (TBR) list.
(3) A book that will work for the spell task letter "M" or "J."
(4) A book published in 2006 or 2007
(5) A book with a color or number in the title.
(6) A book from the library.
*The lookout tasks are optional feel free to complete as many as you want.

Goal Ideas:
Finish a challenge
Finish part of a challenge
Start a new challenge
Read __ books (weekly, monthly or total)
Read __ pages (weekly, monthly or total)    

My List:
1. Dark Queen Faith Hunter 5/2/18
2. A Single Thread Marie Bostwick 5/3/18
3. Porch Lights Dorothea Benton Frank 5/4/18
4. Under Locke Mariana Zapata 5/5/18
5. Until You Loved Me Brenda Novak 5/5/18
6. Right Where We Belong Brenda Novak 5/6/18
7. Stillhouse Lake Rachel Caine 5/6/18
8. Man Hands Sarina Bowen 5/7/18 
9. Control by Sam Crescent 5/7/18
10. Beats of Life Shandi Boyes 5/8/18
11. Feel The Heat Kathryn Shay 5/9/18
12. Lakeshore Secrets Shannyn Leah 5/9/18
13. Alone Lisa Gardner 5/10/18
14. Living with the Dead Kelley Armstrong 5/11/18
15. A Thread of Truth Marie Bostwick 5/13/18
16. The Woman in the Window A.J. Finn 5/13/18
17. Lucas Jay McLean 5/14/18
18. Logan Jay McLean 5/15/18
19. Killman Creek Rachel Caine 5/16/18    

  

Monday, April 30, 2018

CCC MOTHER GOOSE

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads

Misfit Challenges      MOTHER GOOSE    


MOTHER GOOSE
Timeframe: 5/1/18 to 10/31/18


Established in 1987 and celebrated on May 1st, Mother Goose Day aims to promote pre-school reading and learning via nursery rhymes. The term "Mother Goose" dates back to the 1650's. It doesn’t appear to represent a particular person since many Mother Goose stories were written both before and after this term was first used. And the stories were written by numerous authors. Do you recognize these nursery rhymes?

1. Georgie Porgie, puddin' and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry.
When the boys came out to play,
Georgie Porgie ran away.
Read a book with some sort of sweet dessert on the cover (show us the cover) - or - any Young Adult OR New Adult ROMANCE book.
Beats of Life Shandi Boyes 5/8/18

2. All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun.
Pop! goes the weasel.
Read a book with a chase scene of some sort in the story - or - a book with a sandwiched letter in the title (one letter between two of the same letter, such as PoP).
Living with the Dead Kelley Armstrong 5/11/18

3. Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full.
Read a book with a “3” in the original publication YEAR (tell us what year) - or - a book with a 3-letter word in the title (you may NOT use "the" as your 3-letter word, nor do contractions count, so "It's" would not work).

4. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
Read a book where people must work together to solve a problem - or - a book with lots of small pieces/items on the cover (show us the cover).

5. Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
And broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.
Read a book with an author or character whose name is Jack or Jill (no other variations) - or - a book whose title starts with J (disregard A, An, The).

6. It’s raining, it’s pouring;
The old man is snoring.
Bumped his head. And he went to bed.
And he couldn’t get up in the morning.
Read a book with a storm scene somewhere in the story - or - a book where someone is injured (not sick or killed, but injured).
Porch Lights Dorothea Benton Frank 5/4/18

7. Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn.
The sheep’s in the meadow, the cow’s in the corn.
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He’s under a haycock, fast asleep.
Read a book with a mammal (animal only, not a human) on the cover (show us the cover) - or - a book with the word LITTLE, BOY, or BLUE in the title.

8. Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye;
Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened
They all began to sing.
Now wasn’t that a dainty dish
To set before the King?
Read a book with a compound word in the title (A compound word is created when two words are joined together to create a new meaning. This may give you some ideas.) - or - a book with the title or author written in black lettering on the cover (show us the cover).
Lakeshore Secrets Shannyn Leah 5/9/18

9. There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children she didn’t know what to do.
She gave them some broth, Without any bread,
Whipped them all soundly, and sent them to bed.
Read a book with a shoe on the cover (show us the cover) - or - any Children's or Middle Grade book.

10. Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
And can’t tell where to find them.
Leave them alone, And they’ll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.
Read a book with a house on the cover (show us the cover—should be a residential house, not a building of some other sort) - or - a book whose title starts with a letter in BOPEEP (disregard A, A, The).

11. Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly,
Lavender's green;
When I am king, dilly, dilly,
You shall be queen.
Read a book with a predominantly lavender (light purple) cover (show us the cover) - or - a book with an author's name that starts with K or Q.
Feel The Heat Kathryn Shay 5/9/18

12. Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her.
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her, very well.
Read a book with a character who has a 5-letter name (tell us the character’s name) - or - a book with a married couple.
(Ellie) Until You Loved Me Brenda Novak 5/5/18

13. Hey Diddle Diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed, To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
Read a book with an animal(s) involved in the plot - or - a book with a repeated word in the title.

14. Hickory, dickory, dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.
Read a book with some sort of clock on the cover--bonus if it's a grandfather's clock--(show us the cover) - or - a book that is the first in a series (tell us the series).
Man Hands Man Hands Sarina Bowen 5/7/18

15. Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!
Read a book set in a climate that is usually hot - or - a book with a 3-word title (All words count).
A Single Thread Marie Bostwick 5/3/18

16. Jack be nimble,
Jack be quick,
Jack jump over
The candlestick.
Read a book with a candle on the cover (show us the cover) - or - a book that you finished quickly.
Right Where We Belong (Silver Springs, #4) by Brenda Novak Right Where We Belong Brenda Novak 5/6/18

17. Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating his Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said, "What a good boy am I!"
Read a book set during the Christmas holidays - or - a book with the word "I" in the title (not just the letter, but the word).
Sometimes I Lie Alice Feeney 5/17/18

18. Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
Read a book with 2 important words in the title that start with the same letter - or - a book with an insect on the cover (show us the cover).
The Woman in the Window A.J. Finn 5/13/18

19. Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.
Read a book with a character who is a gardener - or - a book with more than one woman on the cover (show us the cover).

20. London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.
Read a book set in London - or - a book showing some sort of monument on the cover, such as a tourist attraction, a statue, etc. (show us the cover).

21. Rub-a-dub-dub,
Three men in a tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker,
And all of them out to sea.
Read a book with a title that has a word with the letter "U" in the middle (not the beginning of the word, or the end, but in the middle; ex: rub, daughter, your, plum--all work; you, up, under--do not) - or - a book with some sort of water on the cover big enough for a boat (show us the cover).
A Thread of Truth Marie Bostwick 5/13/18

22. Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.
Read a book with a single star on the cover (show us the cover) - or - a book with a word in the title that rhymes with LIGHT.

23. Do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Do you know the muffin man,
Who lives on Drury Lane?
Read a book with double CONSONANTS somewhere in the title - or - a book with a proper name in the title (doesn't have to be a location).
Lucas Jay McLean 5/14/18

24. There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.
Read a book with double VOWELS somewhere in the title - or - a book with some sort of road trip.
Dark Queen Faith Hunter 5/2/18

25. Tom, Tom, the piper's son,
Stole a pig, and away did run;
The pig was eat And Tom was beat,
And Tom went crying
Down the street.
Read a book with a father and son who are an important part of the story - or - a book that made you cry.
Under Locke Mariana Zapata 5/5/18

26. A-tisket, a-tasket
A green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my love
And on the way I dropped it
I dropped it, I dropped it
Yes, on the way I dropped it.
A little boy he picked it up
and put it in his pocket.
Read a book with a predominantly green OR yellow cover (show us the cover) - or - a book in which a love letter is involved in the plot.
Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1) by Rachel Caine Stillhouse Lake Rachel Caine 5/6/18    

CHALLENGE RULES:
♦ If you want to participate in a 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 here 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 and not simply skim through it.

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, include a link to the book cover. If it’s not obvious from the book title or cover, be sure to explain how your book fits the task. If you don’t, you won’t get credit for completing that task.
* 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 post your entire list as a new message to make it easier for everyone to see what you’ve read :) If you don’t repost your list, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge.    

WC Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Wanderlust Challenges discussion on goodreads

National Parks of the World    Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef3 Months from Start Date

It's time to check out some new National Parks of the World. We are off to Australia to see the awesome Great Barrier Reef!
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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world. It's the largest living thing on the planet and is so big it is visible from space and even the moon. Let’s take a closer look by exploring 5 of the many National Parks that can be found within the area.

Choose a level and start exploring!
Observer: Complete 10 tasks (2 tasks for each Park)
Guide: Complete all 15 tasks.

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 repost in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

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1. Great Barrier Reef World Heritage National Park
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Spanning a large section of Queensland’s coast, this Federal Marine Park encompasses most of the GBR and is a World Heritage site that is protected by the GBR Marine Park Act. This provides the framework needed for managing the reef's large and delicate ecosystem. The park covers 348,000 sq. kilometres (134,000 sq. miles) and is packed with over 3,000 coral reefs, 1,500 species of fish and 900 islands. There are actually 80 National Parks within its boundaries!

* Read a book with fish (single or multiple) on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in NATIONAL PARK.

The GBR is known as the greatest dive location in the world. Dive the SS Yongala wreck, which is consistently rated as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. Or head to the northern reaches of the area, where you’ll find a region called the Ribbon Reefs. Stretching for more than 50 miles like a gem-encrusted necklace along the edge of the continental shelf, there are dozens of famous dives great for any level of diver.
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* Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SCUBA DIVE.

To see the wonders of the reef you do not need to be a diver. You can snorkel and see an amazing array of coral and fish – some you have never even imagined. Don’t be surprised to find yourself swimming with a manta ray or a giant Maori Wrasse. But don’t worry if you are not a swimmer - there are glass bottom boats or semi-submersible subs that can show you the underwater wonders of the reefs.
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* Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in GREAT BARRIER REEF (Three Word Minimum).

2. Green Island National Park
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Declared a NP in 1937, Green Island is the only sand cay on the GBR with a rainforest. The best way to explore it is to follow the 2 km circuit track that leads you through the rainforest via boardwalks with informational stops along the way. You'll learn about the island’s ecosystem, its Aboriginal history and the different species of plants, animals and birds that call the island home. In fact, it has one of the most significant bird colonies on the GBR with 60 species of birds making it a birder’s paradise.
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* Read a book with a bird on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in RAINFOREST.

Lying upon 710 hectares of reef, Green Island has fantastic snorkeling right off its pristine shore. For a different perspective without having to get into the water, the Jetty Walk offers clear views into the sea life below. You’ll be amazed as schools of colourful fish, stingrays and sea turtles swim almost beneath you. Walk to the end of the jetty to capture a classic postcard shot of the island set in the midst of the blue sea.
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* Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in JETTY WALK.

Green Island Resort is one of the few GBR resorts that sits within a National Park. Acclaimed for being the most ecologically harmonious resort on the reef, it takes seriously the balance between the needs of visitors and the protection of the island’s unique environment. With just 46 suites that are nestled within the rainforest and cleverly secluded from the day visitor facilities, it is the perfect place to stay on your next island getaway. Relax by the pool or enjoy a quiet dinner and sunset on the beach.
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* Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in GREEN ISLAND (Two Word Minimum).

3. Fitzroy Island National Park
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This island national park is close to the mainland making it a popular destination for daytrips. Photography Tours are a fantastic way to see the island and the perfect backdrop for keen photographers. It includes transfers to and from the Island, lunch and use of an underwater camera. During the boat ride to the island, you get a quick course on how to operate your camera along with extra tips on how to "nail" that special shot. You will love capturing all the wonderful sights of the island, above and below the water.
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* Read a book with a Camera on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in PHOTOGRAPHY .

The Great Barrier Reef is home to six of the world’s seven species of marine turtles. A number of these are seriously threatened by a diverse range of natural and, more significantly, human induced factors. Fitzroy Island is home to the world class Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles. Visit the center and learn about the journey of recovery that injured and sick turtles undergo prior to their release back into the ocean.
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* Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in TURTLE.

To see all Fitzroy has to offer take one of island’s several walking trails. The Secret Garden walk peacefully winds its way through lush jungle. Native nutmeg, tamarinds and orchids are just a few examples of the exotic flora you'll see on your walk. The track to Nudey Beach is famous for its sharp contrasting beauty of the vivid green of the rainforest to the granite boulders and stunning blue waters of the beach. Despite its name it is not a clothing-optional beach so it's the perfect spot for the family to enjoy swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing in the sun.
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* Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in FITZROY ISLAND (Two Word Minimum). 

4. Hinchinbrook Island National Park
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Want to explore an deserted Jurassic-like island? Then head to Hinchinbrook Island, one of Australia’s must see national parks. Imagine a wild, untamed paradise with beautiful untouched beaches, soaring majestic peaks and waterfalls cascading into idyllic waterholes. To preserve this rich ecosystem and promote the wild and pristine allure, the island is governed by a strict visitor permit system so be sure to plan ahead.
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* Read a book that takes place on an island or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in JURASSIC.

Hinchinbrook ranks as one of Queensland's best sea kayaking destinations. Explore this magical coastal wilderness paddling through the labyrinth of mangrove estuaries. Encounter endangered dugongs, turtles, whales and crocodiles as you explore this captivating coastline by kayak. Join an expedition that outfits you with everything you need including a guide to help you navigate through this stunning scenery.
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* Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in KAYAK.

Most visitors to the island come to conquer the 32 km Thorsborne Trail known as a “must-do walk before you die”. But this “walk” isn’t for the faint of heart but a 4-day wilderness hike for the experienced hiker seeking the solitude and beauty of the island. If you aren’t up for this "walk" - there are shorter day hikes on the island – the most popular being those to Zoe Falls or Mulligan Falls. Put on your hiking boats and enjoy!
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* Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in HINCHINBROOK ISLAND (Three Word Minimum).

5. Whitsunday Islands National Park
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This national park, with its 74 islands is the perfect island escape with its bright blue waters and gorgeous beaches. In fact, it is home to one of the most famous beaches in the world - Whitehaven Beach. You'll be amazed with its massive sweeping patterns of sand visible through the clear water creating a fusion of swirling colors. But don't stop at the beach - be sure to take the walk to the spectacular lookout, Hill Inlet for the picture perfect postcard photo.
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* Read a book with a beach on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in WHITEHAVEN.

The Whitsundays are a great place to see wildlife. From May to September migrating humpback whales can be found in the waters around the islands. For a more interactive experience, head to Living Reef Lagoon on Daydream Island. With the help of a team of marine biologists, you can touch a baby shark or feed baby stingrays. WILD LIFE on Hamilton Island lets you get up close and personal with snakes, lizards, and kangaroos. You can even get your picture taken with the Koalas.
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* Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in WILDLIFE.

Whether you’re a keen sailor, or just eager to feel wind in your hair, The Whitsundays are the perfect place for the sailing adventure of your choice. Sun yourself on the deck and settle in for a sailing day trip around the islands stopping at top snorkel spots. Or try an overnight tour watching the sun set while stars come out over the islands. The ultimate is Bareboating, navigating your own private boat after learning the how-to tips from your 'skipper-yourself' charter operator. What a great ending to you GBR tour!!
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* Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in WHITSUNDAYS ISLANDS (Three Word Minimum).   
    
Tasks:1. Great Barrier Reef World Heritage National Park
* Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in NATIONAL PARK.
Living with the Dead Kelley Armstrong 5/11/18

* Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SCUBA DIVE.
Iris
Under Locke Mariana Zapata 5/5/18

* Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in GREAT BARRIER REEF (Three Word Minimum).

2. Green Island National Park
* Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in RAINFOREST.

The Woman in the Window A.J. Finn 5/13/18

* Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in JETTY WALK.
Jane
Dark Queen Faith Hunter 5/2/18

* Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in GREEN ISLAND (Two Word Minimum). Sometimes I Lie Alice Feeney 5/17/18

3. Fitzroy Island National Park
* Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in PHOTOGRAPHY.

The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart Alex Guarnaschelli 5/17/18

* Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in TURTLE.
Ellie
Until You Loved Me Brenda Novak 5/5/18

* Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in FITZROY ISLAND (Two Word Minimum).
Deadly Fate Heather Graham 5/18/18

4. Hinchinbrook Island National Park
* Read a book that takes place on an island or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in JURASSIC.

Stillhouse Lake Rachel Caine 5/6/18

* Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in KAYAK.
Kate
Lakeshore Secrets Shannyn Leah 5/9/18

* Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in HINCHINBROOK ISLAND (Three Word Minimum).
Beats of Life Shandi Boyes 5/8/18

5. Whitsunday Islands National Park
* Read a book with a beach on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in WHITEHAVEN.

* Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in WILDLIFE.
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A Thread of Truth Marie Bostwick 5/13/18

* Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in WHITSUNDAYS ISLANDS (Three Word Minimum).
A Single Thread Marie Bostwick 5/3/18