Thursday, July 27, 2017

TLC At the Carnival - Foods

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carnival

At the Carnival - Foods 
Duration: 3 months from the starting date.


Where people gather, food is eaten. A trip to a carnival or fair is not complete without some of these foods in everyone's belly.

Caramel Apples - are created by dipping or rolling apples-on-a-stick in hot caramel, sometimes then rolling them in nuts or other small savories or confections, and allowing them to cool. Classically, the preferred apples for use in caramel apples are tart, crisp apples such as Granny Smith or Fuji apples.
Read a book with a "caramel" colored cover OR with a character that is a Granny. 
Please post the cover, if using that option.

Corn Dogs - Newly arrived German Texan sausage-makers, finding resistance to the sausages they used to make, have been credited with introducing the corn dog to the United States, though the serving stick came later.
Read a book set in Texas OR where a character eats a corn dog, hot dog or sausage.
Please post the sentence and page#/Loc.


Cotton Candy There are several claims for the origin of cotton candy, with some sources tracing it to a form of spun sugar found in Europe in the 19th century.
Read a book that has a two word title AND one of the words contains a 5 or 6 letter word.

French Fries - There is a dispute whether french fries originated in Belgium or France. Some people believe that the term "French fries" for deep fried potato batons was introduced when American soldiers arrived in Belgium during World War I. The Belgians had previously been catering to the British soldiers' love of chips and continued to serve them to the Americans when they took over the western end of the front. The Americans supposedly took them to be French fried potatoes because they believed themselves to be in France, French being the local language and the official language of the Belgian Army at that time. 
Read a book with a character that is/has served in the military OR with a title that has at least two words that start with the same letter.

Fried Candy Bars - A deep fried Mars bar is said to have been created in 1995 in the Haven Chip Bar (now the Carron) in Stonehaven, near Aberdeen on Scotland's northeast coast. It was mentioned in 2004 by Jay Leno on NBC's Tonight Show in the US. State Fairs started deep frying all kinds of candy bars and cookies. Snickers and Oreos are among the most popular.
Read a book with CANDY or BAR(S) in the title or series name OR set in Scotland.

Fried Pickles are a snack food found commonly in the Southern U.S.. They are made by deep-frying sliced battered dill pickles.
Read a book set in the Southern U.S. OR where characters eat a fried food.
Please post the sentence and page#/Loc.


Funnel Cake - Pennsylvania German immigrants brought the yeast dish, known as Drechderkuche, to America and around 1879 developed the baking powder version along with its new name, funnel cake. When made at concession stands, a pitcher with an integral funnel spout is used to pour the batter into hot cooking oil in a circular pattern and deep frying the overlapping mass until golden-brown.
Read a book with a circular object on the cover OR a book with immigrant characters. 
Please post the cover, if using that option.

Kettle Corn - is a sweet-and-salty variety of popcorn that is typically mixed or seasoned with a light-colored refined sugar, salt, and oil. It was traditionally made in cast iron kettles, hence the name, but in modern times other types of pots and pans are used.
Read a book with a sweet OR salty character.

Onion rings - are a form of appetizer or side dish commonly found in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and some parts of Asia and Continental Europe. They generally consist of a cross-sectional "ring" of onion (the circular structure of which lends itself well to this method of preparation) dipped in batter or bread crumbs and then deep fried.
Read a book whose title starts with an "O" OR whose author's first or last initial is an "O".

Snow Cones - are a variation of shaved ice or ground-up ice desserts commonly served in paper cones or foam cups. The dessert consists of ice shavings that are topped with flavored sugar syrup.
Read a book with a brightly or neon colored cover.

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

TLC August Easy As 1, 2, 3

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads




"Easy As 1, 2, 3" monthly challenge
August 1, 2017-August 31, 2017

This challenge is an ongoing monthly mini-challenge to keep us all motivated to start, (and then continue), some of the many series in our TBR. 

Rules:
1) You must read one of each; a 1st, 2nd, and a 3rd book in a series.
2) Any genre of series is acceptable.
3) 'Half-step' short-stories (i.e., shorts in anthologies), do not count.
**For uniformity, the numbering on GR will be the judge of this.**
4) Rereads do count.
5) No more than 2 of the 3 books each month can be from the same series.
6) Please post a link to the book and the author and also the date you finished the book.
7) Please repost your entire challenge when you are finished to get your badge.

"Easy As 1, 2, 3" Monthly Challenge
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TLC August Clean It Out

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


CLEAN IT OUT CHALLENGE



This challenge was originally posted by Dawn (Kat N Hat) in October 2011, and revamped by Caroline and will be maintained by Sharon

A monthly challenge to help you reduce your "to be read" list.

Rules: Any genre is fine. No re-reads. No page minimum. Please post a link to the book and the date you finished reading. Please repost your entire challenge when finished to get your badge.

Duration: August 1, 2017-August 31, 2017

1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest). Read one book from the first 20 books. 

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished. 

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge. (Like an A-Z challenge that needs Q, U, & X still)

5. Read one free book from your e-reader. (If you do not have an e-reader, read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year).

CCC August 2017 Scavenger Challenge: C'mon, get happy!

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AUGUST 2017 SCAVENGER CHALLENGE: C'MON, GET HAPPY!!
August 1 - 31, 2017


August is "Admit You're Happy" month, and accordingly, we've come up with some happy tasks this month. Thank you to dictionary.com for these expressions and meanings!

1. Happy as a clam: This expression which generally means “extremely happy,” is something of a misnomer. First, clams are not particularly emotive. The expression is a shortening of the longer happy as a clam in mud at high tide or happy as a clam at high water, both of which mean “happy as a critter that’s safe from being dug up and eaten.” So, secondly, the longer expressions merely evoke a sense of relief, not genuine happiness.
☺ Read a book with a beach on the cover OR read a book with C-L-A-M in its title (the letters do not have to be together or in order!).

2. Happy hour: This expression originally referred to the time on board a ship allotted for recreation and entertainment for a ship's crew. In the early 1900s, the term came to refer to cocktail hour at a bar, when drinks were served at reduced prices. 
☺ Read a book in which a character is a bartender or owns a bar OR read a book which you received at a reduced price (tell us about your bargain!).

3. Slaphappy: In the 1940’s, the word happy began appearing in words that conveyed temporary overexcitement. Slaphappy suggests a dazed or “happy” state from repeated blows or slaps, literal or figurative. Slaphappy can mean "severely befuddled" or "agreeably giddy or foolish" to "cheerfully irresponsible."
☺ Read a book that takes place in the 1940’s OR read a book by an author whose first and last initial may be found in SLAPHAPPY.

4. Trigger-happy: Much like slaphappy, the happy in trigger-happy indicates a kind of temporary mental overstimulation and also entered English in the 1940s. Originally meaning "ready to fire a gun at the least provocation," it has taken on figurative senses including "eager to point out the mistakes or shortcomings of others" and "heedless and foolhardy in matters of great importance."
☺ Read a book with any type of weapon on its cover OR read a book whose title contains any word with double, consecutive consonants (i.e. trigger, winning).

5. Happy-go-lucky: The word happy comes from the Old Norse happ meaning "chance" or "luck." The adjective happy-go-lucky, means "trusting cheerfully to luck" or "happily unconcerned." The expression happy-be-lucky entered English slightly earlier than happy-go-lucky, but fell out of use in the mid-1800s.
☺ Read a book with a character you would describe as “happy-go-lucky” OR read a book you feel lucky to have read (a book you would rate at least 4 stars).

6. Happy medium: The notion of the happy medium is descended from an ancient mathematical concept called the golden mean, in which the ratios of the different parts of a divided line are the same. The phrase happy medium refers to a satisfactory compromise between two opposed things, or a course of action that is between two extremes.
☺ Read a book of medium length (between 250 – 400 pages; tell us how many pages) OR read a book with opposite words in its title (i.e. Big Little Lies).

7. Happy camper: A happy camper is a person who is cheerful and satisfied. The word camper was widely used to refer to a soldier or military man when it entered English in the 1600s. It took on a more generic sense of one who camps recreationally in the mid-1800s. Interestingly, use of the phrase happy camper skyrocketed in the 1980s.
☺ Read a book in which someone goes camping OR read a book whose title begins with a letter in CAMPER (a, an, the DO count).

CHALLENGE RULES

♣ When you sign up for the challenge, please post a challenge template so we have a post to which to link your name; post #2 will list participant links which can then be used for making challenge updates.

♣ For each book you read, please indicate the title, 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. 

♣ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long.

♣ Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged!

♣ If you want the challenge moderator to check your progress as you make updates, please copy/paste your update into a new message . We don't have time to scroll back through the entire thread looking for "message #15," or to follow links back to an original post. 

♣ 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, you won't be included in the list of those who have completed the challenge.

*If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title or cover, see the instructions here: Link Instructions 

TLC Opposites Attract

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


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For this challenge you will need to read pairs of books that are opposite to each other.

Duration: 1 year from your start date

Level One – 5 -10 pairs
Level Two – 11-15 pairs
Level Three – 16+ pairs 


HOW TO PLAY

Option One: Title Opposites – Read books with opposite words in the titles

EXAMPLE: 
Hot - Hot Blooded
Cold - Cold Mountain

Option Two – Read books with plots that are opposites - Tell us how they are opposite

EXAMPLE: 
Male mc / Female mc 
Happy ending / Sad ending 
Summer setting / Winter setting

Option Three – Spell It Out – Spell out pairs of words using author names and titles. ("The", "An" and "A" should be ignored)

EXAMPLE:

Y - Yellow Crocus
E - The Zig Zag Girl - Elly Griffiths
S - The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

N - Nevermore
O - Of Mice and Men

Option Four – Mix and match. Do some of each of the three options.

N.B: You do not need to read your book pairs back to back. Any time within the time frame is fine.

RULES

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

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

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

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

Please see TLC Standard Challenge Rules for further details.

Opposites Attract
Duration: 7/22/17-7/22/18
Level One – 5 -10 pairs
Option One: Title Opposites
0/5 pairs


1. Everything We Keep/Everything We Left Behind by Kerry Lonsdale
2. Come Sundown Nora Roberts 7/23/17 
Baby Don't Go by Stephanie Bond OR Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline
3. Snow Angel Cove RaeAnne Thayne 7/27/17
Racing the Devil Charles Todd

Redemtion Bay/

Downfall (Joanna Brady #17)


Sunday, July 23, 2017

TLC TV/Movies Challenge: Jaws

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


jaws

Jaws
Duration: 6 months from start date.


Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter. The film stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint, Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Matt Hooper, Murray Hamilton as Larry Vaughn, the mayor of Amity Island, and Lorraine Gary as Brody's wife, Ellen. The screenplay is credited to both Benchley, who wrote the first drafts, and actor-writer Carl Gottlieb, who rewrote the script during principal photography.

Levels:
Observer: 1-5 Tasks
Film Buff: 6-11 Tasks
Cinephile: 12+ Tasks

TASKS:

Film is based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. 
1. Read Jaws by Peter Benchley.
2. Read a book with a four letter title. 
3. Read a book with a title that begins with a "J".
4. Read a book with a predator - your interpretation.
5. Read a book with a MPG Thriller.

The book is set in Amity, a seaside resort town on Long Island, New York. The movie was filmed on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts
6. Read a book set in New York.
7. Read a book set in a seaside resort town.
8. Read a book set on an island.
9. Read a book set in Massachusetts.

In the book, Brody's wife starts a romantic relationship with Hooper, who is the younger brother of a man she used to date, and the two have a brief affair in a motel outside of town. 
10. Read a book where characters have an affair.
11. Read a book where characters spend the night in a hotel.

Characters and Cast
12. Read a book with a police chief.
13. Read a book where the mayor plays a prominent part.
14. Read a book with a character that hunts or fishes.
15. Read a book with a character that is a scientist of some kind.
16. Read a book with an author named (first or last) Peter, Carl, Hamilton, Steven or Shaw.
17. Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a "R".

Now considered one of the greatest films ever made, Jaws was the prototypical summer blockbuster, with its release regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history. Jaws became the highest-grossing film of all time until the release of Star Wars (1977). It was followed by three sequels. 
18. Read a book that a friend has given 5 stars.
19. Read a book in a series with at least 4 books.
20. Read a book published in the summer months of where you live. Tell us your country and the month the book is published.


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

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

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

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

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

Info from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_(f... and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_(n... 


August 2017 Scavenger Hunt - Vacation!

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Our theme for August is...

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Choose your Level:
Weekend Break – 10-20 words
Annual Leave – 21-40 words
Trip of a Lifetime – 41-50 words


DURATION: 1st August 2017 - 31st August 2017

***Reserve your spot but no hunting till the 1st!***

Happy hunting!

Word List

1. Airport
2. Baggage
3. Boat
4. Booking
5. Break
6. Camera
7. Cruise
8. Currency
9. Customs
10. Destination
11. Explore
12. Flight
13. Foreign
14. Guide
15. Holiday
16. Hotel
17. Island
18. Journey
19. Landmark
20. Leisure
21. Luggage
22. Map
23. Motel
24. Pack
25. Passport
26. Photograph
27. Plane
28. Pool
29. Postcard
30. Relax
31. Reservation
32. Resort
33. Safari
34. Ship
35. Souvenir
36. Station
37. Suitcase
38. Sunbathe
39. Ticket
40. Tour
41. Tourist
42. Train
43. Translate
44. Transport
45. Travel
46. Trip
47. Trunk
48. Vacation
49. Visa
50. Voyage