Thursday, February 23, 2017

CCC March 2017 Scavenger - World Wildlife Day

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads

March 2017 Scavenger Challenge - World Wildlife Day
Timeframe: 3/1/17 to 3/31/17

World Wildlife Day is held on March 3 every year. This is a great opportunity for people around the world to celebrate wildlife, both fauna and flora. Everyone is encouraged to get involved in this global celebration. A great variety of events, at local and national levels, are offered, ranging from exhibitions and contests to national parks visits and conferences.

1. On 3/3/73, the United Nations General Assembly took a stand to protect Endangered Species throughout the world. CITES was put into place (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) to ensure that the world does not continue to lose species that would never be seen again.
* Read a book whose title starts with a letter in CITES (disregard A, An, The) -OR- a book where a character takes a stand and/or defends their point of view.

2. On 12/20/13, the UN declared that each year World Wildlife Day would be dedicated to a new purpose and idea to keep people informed about the changing nature of our world and the treasures we stand to lose from the animal and plant kingdoms if we don’t take care. It declared the day out of concern that wildlife crime had negative economic, environmental and social impacts worldwide.
* Read a book with an animal AND a person on the cover (show us the cover) -OR- a book originally published in 2013.

3. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon proclaimed, "On this World Wildlife Day, I call on all citizens, businesses and governments to play their part in protecting the world’s wild animals and plants. The actions taken by each of us will determine the fate of the world’s wildlife. The future of wildlife is in our hands!"
* Read a book with quotes at the beginning of each chapter -OR- a book with hands on the cover (show us the cover) -OR- a book with an honorific in the title (Sir, Mr., Dr., etc.).

4. In its resolution, the General Assembly reaffirmed the intrinsic value of wildlife and its various contributions, including ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic, to sustainable development and human well-being.
*Read a book whose author's first AND last initial can be found in any of the following words: ecological - genetic - social - economic - scientific - educational - cultural - recreational - aesthetic -OR- a book with some sort of political figure in the story (either real or fictional).

5. This day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, it reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.
* Read a book with some sort of plant on the cover (show us the cover) -OR- a book with CRIME on the main GR genre page.

6. The world’s wildlife is facing many challenges. The biggest threats to wildlife are habitat loss, as well as overgrazing, farming and development. 
* Read a book with character who is a farmer or one who clears the land for whatever purpose -OR- a book with a house (or other living space, like a shed or a shack) on the cover (show us the cover).

7. Poaching and trafficking in wildlife, driven by transnational organized crime groups, pose the most immediate threat to many species. Wildlife trade is one of the most profitable illicit trades in the world, estimated at up to $10 billion annually. Illegal wildlife trade of elephant ivory, rhino horns, and tiger products is widespread in many countries, particularly in Asia and Africa. It is controlled by dangerous crime syndicates that traffic wildlife like drugs or weapons.
* Read a book set anywhere in Asia or Africa -OR- a book with "10" intact in the number of pages -OR- a book that is #10 in a series.

♦ 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. 

♦ 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 :) 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

♦ 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.

WRC March 2017 Read-a-Thon

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads

WRC March 2017 Read-a-Thon
Date: 3/01/17 - 3/07/17

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March’s Read-a-Thon time is here! 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.

Completed Challenges: When you have completed this challenge, please copy and paste your entire challenge and repost in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

During this Read-a-Thon be on the lookout for:
(1) Books over 400 pages.
(2) Books published in March.
(3) Books with flowers on the cover.

Set a personal goal, or just log what you read.

2017 CCC RaT#2, February 26 - March 3

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads

This month's RaT will begin at 12:01am on Sunday, February 26, and end at midnight on Friday, March 3, a total of six days. (Use your local time for start/end times.) We're hoping that this will help you finish your February reading lists/challenges and get a head start on March's reading!

Again, our goals for this RaT will be to:
(1) complete any challenges ending in February that you haven't finished yet and start on your March challenges (remember that in order to count a book for most of our March challenges, you must read more than half of it in January) and/or
(2) work on that pile of library or borrowed books that's waiting for your attention and/or
(3) read anything you want to read, just because!

If none of these suit you this month, create your own goal instead :) As you read, be sure to check in here and let us know what you've read, what you think of the book, and anything else you want to tell us about it!

What do you "need" to read during this time? And what do you *want to read? If you want to set a goal -- books finished, pages read, time spent reading -- you can do that too :) So dig out those meals you've stashed in the freezer, set up play dates for the kids (and your spouse/SO too?), or maybe borrow some movies from the library to keep them occupied. Let us know what you hope to accomplish, then get ready to start reading!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

RRRC 2017 March Monthly Challenge

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads

1.'M' is for March: Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'. 

2. Happy Anniversary! Read a book that was published in March of any year or read a book of an RRRC member that joined in March of any year. Here’s the link to member list: Beginning with March 2016

3. Featured Author Challenge Marie Force. Read one book written by Marie Force or any author with her first or last name. Link to Marie Force's backlist 

Fun Facts about Marie: 
• Marie has written more than 50 books…contemporary and also writes the erotic romance Quantum Series under the name of M.S. Force
• Marie grew up in Rhode Island and now lives there 
• Her husband Dan is retired Navy…they lived for a time in Spain and Maryland
• She dotes on her dogs…Louie and Brandy

You may also read a book by M.S. Force, a book that’s set in Rhode Island, or has a character that’s in the military or another service that keeps us safe. Or read a book with a pet on the cover.

4. March 4th and Do Something Day! A day to do something you ‘haven’t done before. Read a book by an author or genre you have NOT read before, or a book where someone does a charitable act for another.

5. March 12, daylight savings time begins: First suggested by Benjamin Franklin and first adopted by Germany as a way to ‘save the light’…then why do we feel like we lose sleep!
Read a book that’s set in Germany, set in a different time (ie historical or future), involves time-travel, or has the word ‘save’ or ‘light’ anywhere in the title or series (Examples: Saving Grace by Julie Garwood or a Twilight Series book by Stephanie Meyer). 

6. March 13, Jewel Day: In many societies jewelry is worn as a way of reflecting one's status in society…something beautiful. Read a book that has any kind jewelry on the cover or a book that you would consider a ‘beautiful love story.’

7. March 19, Let’s Laugh Day: Read a book considered humorous/funny

8. March 23, Make up your Own Holiday Day: Read a book with any holiday included in the storyline or if you can’t find one…read a book that you would read while ‘on holiday’. 

9. March 28, Something ‘on a stick’ Day: Read a book that has anything on the cover that could be considered ‘a stick’ or one that includes cooking as part of the story line ie chef/bakery. 

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

TLC Reading The Seasons - Spring

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

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 flowers on the covers. That's fine - you can claim points for each one that fits). 


*Each book may only be used for one task. (For example, you might read a book that is set in March, with an Irish character - you can count this book for task 2 OR 8 but not both)
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*Please explain briefly how your book fits a task.
*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.
*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 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.


TASK: Read a book set in USA (Bonus: set in Florida)

You read a book set in New York = 1 point for USA : Total 1 point

You read a book set in Florida = 1 point for USA + 2 points for Florida: Total 3 points

Please keep a record of your points at the top of your post.

The highest scorer at the end of the challenge will get a 'Champion' badge.

All players who score at least 5 points will be awarded a 'Reading The Seasons' badge.


Duration: Mar 1st 2017 - May 31st 2017

*Books must be started and finished within this time frame*

5-10 points - Super Seasonal
11-20 points - Spring Fling
21+ points - Beautiful Blossoms


1. Read a book published in March, April or May of any year (Bonus: published in March, April or May 2017) 

2. Read a book set in March, April or May

3. Read a book with the letters F O O L somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Fool' in order in the title, so Fool, Foolish, Fooled etc)

4. Read a book with a Spring related word in the title (Bonus: 'Blossom' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of spring. This can be as simple as a pastel coloured cover. (Bonus: Flowers or baby animal on cover - lamb etc) - Show us the cover.

6. Spring Break - Read a book with the words 'spring break' somewhere in the text. - Tell us the sentence and location/page number

7. Spring Break - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Florida) 

8. Saint Patrick – Read a book with an Irish character. (Bonus: St Patrick's Day is mentioned in the story - Tell us the sentence and location/page number)

9. Saint Patrick - Read a book with a green cover - Show us the cover

10. Easter Egg Hunt - Read a book where someone searches for something - Tell us what they're looking for 

11. Easter - Read a book with chocolate on the cover (Bonus: Easter eggs on cover - Show us the cover)

12. April Fool's Day - Read a book where someone plays a prank. (Bonus: An April Fools prank)

13. May Day - Read a book where someone needs rescuing - Tell us how

14. Mothers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a mother.

15. Mothers Day - Read a book with the word Mother, Mum, Mummy or Mom in the title. (in order)

16. St Davids Day (Wales) - Read a book with a character OR author called David (Bonus: also set in Wales)

17. St Georges Day (England) - Read a book set in England OR that features a dragon (Bonus: set in England AND features a dragon)

18. Memorial Day (US) - Read a book with a character in the military.

19. Patriot's Day (US) - Read a historical book. (Bonus: Set in 1700s)

20. Read a book from one of these listopias - Great Debut NovelsBest Debut Chick-Lit 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I ♥ Series Countdown

I forgot to post this challenge and it's one of mine!!

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads

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I ♥ Series Countdown
Duration: February 1, 2017-?

Challenge Rules:

Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine--just be sure to re-read the entire book. 
Each book counts for one category.
When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include the title, author, and date you finished reading the book.

Repost your challenge when you have completed the challenge, so I can mark you done!

This challenge is to help you finish some book series. 
You will be reading 55 books if you finish.

Only series that you have already started when you sign up for this challenge will count.


Read 10 books from any series you have already started.
Read 9 books from any series written by a woman.

Read 8 books from any series that is the next book in the series.

Read 7 books from any series published in 2014 or newer.
Read 6 books from any series that is for another challenge.
Read 5 books from any series written by a man OR with ONLY a man on the cover.
Read 4 books from any series published in 2013 or older.
Read 3 books from the same series.
Read 2 books from different series or genre by the same author.
Read 1 book from any series published in 2017. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Reading Wheel - February 2017

Tall, Dark & Deadly discussion on goodreads

 Purpose: Reduce that TBR / Choose your next book

How it works:


* 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.


* 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.

*Do both option #1 and option #2.


Military Hero
FBI Agent
Kick-Ass Heroine
Small Town Cop - (for this shelf be sure your selection also has ROMANTIC SUSPENSE as a genre on the main book page)
Female Detective
Serial Killer
Private Investigator
Dare Devil
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. 



I spun Amnesia.

Option #3:

Bodyguard: Hate F*@k The Complete Story (The Horus Group, #1-3) by Ainsley Booth 2/3/17

Amnesia: Never Never (Never Never, #1) by Colleen Hoover  2/5/17  Never Never Part Two (Never Never, #2) by Colleen Hoover 2/5/17 Never Never Part Three (Never Never, #3) by Colleen Hoover 2/5/17
or Saving Grace (Serve and Protect, #2) by Norah Wilson 2/6/17