Sunday, January 20, 2019

TCF Doctor, Doctor!

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♦Yearly Challenges♦     Doctor, Doctor!

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Operation is a battery-operated game that tests players' hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The game was invented in 1964 by John Spinello. Operation is currently made by Hasbro.

Surgeons play Operation youtube video

Many variations of the game have been made over the years, including The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Who, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and SpongeBob SquarePants.

Below you will see the classic version of Operation, plus four more.
How many body parts can you remove (read)?

levels:
medical student: 2 from each version
resident: 3 to 4 from each version
intern: 5 to 6 from each version
physician assistant: 7 - 8 from each version
doctor: 9 to 10 from each version

Specialist - if you remove (read) all the parts for a particular version

Duration: one year
No page limits.
Re-reads are okay.
mc = main character

Classic
Adam's Apple - read the first book in a series
Until Proven Guilty J.A. Jance 1/8/19 (J.P. Beaumont #1)

Broken Heart - read a romance book
Draw Cora Brent 1/8/19

Wrenched Ankle - read a book where a vehicle gets repaired
Butterflies in Stomach - read a thriller
Spare Ribs - read a book with two or more brothers in the story

Water on the Knee - read a book with water on the cover
Injustice For All (J.P. Beaumont, #2) by J.A. Jance Injustice For All J.A. Jance 1/9/19

Funny Bone - read a humorous book
Charley Horse - read a book with a cowboy or cowgirl in it
Issued to the Bride One Soldier Cora Seton 1/17/19

Writer's Cramp - read a printed book (not an ebook)
The Ankle Bone Connected to the Knee Bone - read a book where the mc lies

Wish Bone - read a book from your TBR list
The Beach at Painter's Cove Shelley Noble 1/11/19

Bread Basket - read a book where the mc bakes

Shrek
Brain Freeze - read a book set during the wintertime
A Very Lucky Christmas Lilac Mills 1/7/19

Ear Wax - read a book where the mc uses a candle
Pain in the Butt - read a book with an annoying character in it
Heartburn - read a book with fire on the cover
Onion Breath - read a book that someone else thought was stinky
Frog in the Throat - read a book where the neck is the focus of the cover

Chest Cold - read a book where the chest is the focus of the cover
Playboy (Manwhore, #5) by Katy Evans Playboy Katy Evans 1/20/19

Pixie Bites - read a fairy tale
Slugs and Grubs - read a book where the mc gardens
Green Thumb - read a book with a mostly green cover
Mud Flaps - read a book with a truck on the cover
Humongous Fungus - read a book that is 400+ pages
Toe Jam - read a book where the mc goes barefoot

Homer Simpson
Pea Brain - read a book where the mc does something foolish
The Mystery of the Fire Dragon Carolyn Keene 1/16/19

Hmm, Short Ribs - read a western book
Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19

Ear Wig - listen to an audio book
Rubber Neck - read a book with a car accident in it
Pot Belly - read a book where the mc builds a fire
Trick Knee - read a book with a tricky character in it
Chip on Shoulder - read a book where the mc holds a grudge
Bowler's Thumb - read a book where the mc plays a sport
Elbow Macaroni - read a book with a Italian character in it
Heart of Gold - read a book where the mc is generous
Twisted Ankle - read a book where the mc has to run
Hammer Toe - read a book where the mc does home repairs

Spider Man
Web Head - read a book where the mc uses the internet

Crook in the Neck - read a book with a criminal in it
Carved in Bone Jefferson Bass 1/1/19

Mary Jane Jitters - read a book with a female name in the title
A-rack-nid-Ribs - read the 8th book in a series

Broken Web Shooter - read a book where a gun is used
Lee Sydney Landon 1/19/19

Spider Cents - read a book with a poor mc
Costume Wedgie - read a book set in October
Web-Crawler's Knee - read a book with a toddler in it
Radioactive Spider Bite - read a post apocalyptic book
Symbiotic Ooze - read a book from a duology

Webbed Feet - read a book where the mc goes swimming
Nothing Stays In Vegas Elena Aitken 1/10/19

Nightmare Before Christmas
Flu Bug - read a book where the mc gets sick
Snake Bite - read a book where the mc gets bitten by something
Spider Veins - read a book with a vampire in it
Snake Eyes - read a book with a '1' on the cover
Crawling Flesh - read a creepy book
Split-A-Seam - read a funny book
Club Foot - read a book where the mc parties at night
Lock Jaw - read a book with a lock or key on the cover
Fingers Crossed - read a book that you hope will be good
Scorpion Sting - read a book whose title starts with 'S'
Dizzy Spell - read a book with a 'Z' on the cover
Bats Got Your Tongue - read a book where the mc has to stay quiet    

Thursday, January 10, 2019

TLC Musical Group of the Month - Eagles

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Monthly Challenges >   Musical Group of the Month - Eagles       

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Musical Group of the Month: Eagles
Duration: January 15, 2019- February 14, 2019


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

TASKS:
1. The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Glenn Frey (guitars, vocals), Don Henley (drums, vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitars, vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals).
🎸 Read a book set in Los Angeles or with a guitar or drums on the cover. Please post the cover.

2. Frey, Henley, Meisner and Leadon played live together behind Linda Ronstadt only once for a July concert at Disneyland, but all four appeared on her eponymous album.
🎸 Read a book where a character visits Disneyland OR with a woman's name in the title.

3. The idea of naming the band "Eagles" came during a peyote and tequila-influenced group outing in the Mojave Desert. Accounts of the origin of the name however vary; Don Felder credited Leadon with originating the name when he recalled reading about the Hopis' reverence for the eagle, while J.D. Souther suggested that the idea came when Frey shouted out, "Eagles!" when they saw eagles flying above.
🎸 Read a book with an eagle on the cover OR whose title begins with a letter in EAGLES.

4. Released on June 1, 1972, Eagles was a breakthrough success, yielding three Top 40 singles. The first single and lead track, "Take It Easy," was a song written by Frey with his then-neighbor and fellow country-folk rocker Jackson Browne. Browne had written the first verse of the song, but got stalled on the second verse after the line "I'm standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona." Frey completed the verse with "Such a fine sight to see, It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford, slowin' down to take a look at me," and Browne carried on to finish the song.
🎸 Read a book published in June OR written by two authors (not an anthology).

5. The single was followed by the bluesy "Witchy Woman" and the soft country rock ballad "Peaceful Easy Feeling," charting at number 9 and number 22 respectively.
🎸 Read a book with a two word or three word title OR with a 2 or 9 in the page count.

6. Their second album, Desperado, took Old West outlaws for its theme, drawing comparisons between their lifestyles and modern rock stars. This album was the first to showcase the group's penchant for conceptual songwriting. It was during these recording sessions Henley and Frey first began writing together. They co-wrote eight of the album's eleven songs, including "Tequila Sunrise" and "Desperado," two of the group's most popular songs.
🎸 Read a Western or a book with a "cocktail" name in the title .

7. Leadon's dissatisfaction, principally with Frey, boiled over one night when Frey was talking animatedly about the direction they should take next, and he poured a beer over Frey's head.
🎸 Read a book where a person has a blow up at another character OR where a drink is poured on another person. Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. In January 1974, Frey called (Don) Felder to add slide guitar to the song "Good Day in Hell" and the band was so impressed that they invited him to join the group as the fifth Eagle the next day. Leadon's replacement, officially announced on December 20, 1975, was guitarist, singer, and keyboardist Joe Walsh, who had been a friend of the band for some years.
🎸 Read a Series/TBR #5 OR a book with a character whose first name begins with J.

9. The band had a lot of success with Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California. In 1977, Meisner left the group. He was succeeded by Timothy B. Schmit. But by 1980, tempers started boiling over. Frey quit the band. It appeared to be the end of the Eagles, but the band still had a commitment with Elektra Records to make a live record from the tour, Eagles Live.
🎸 Read a book with a skull or palm tree on the cover (please post the cover) OR where a break up occurs. Tell us what kind of break up.

10. It was announced in March 2017 that the band would be headlining the Classic West and Classic East concert events in July 2017. Glenn Frey's son Deacon performed in Glenn's place (he died Jan. 2016), along with country musician Vince Gill. At the Classic West concert on July 15, the band was joined by Bob Seger who sang "Heartache Tonight", which he co-wrote.

A North American tour, again with Frey and Gill, began in March 2018. Henley's son Will joined the touring band as a guitarist. In October 2018, The Eagles formally announced a worldwide tour and are to visit Europe and Oceania in early 2019.
🎸 Read a book where a band is on tour OR set in a country in Europe or Oceania.


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


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.    

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

GHRWAK Romance Rocks Challenge (Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2019)

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Gotta Have Challenges >   Romance Rocks Challenge (Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2019)

ROMANCE ROCKS Duration: Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2019


Each mod has listed 5 of some of their favourite songs.

Pick your level and read a book representing that song/task.
LEVELS:
Easy Listening ~ Complete 1 song/task for each Mod (5 books)
Soft Rock ~ Complete 2 songs/tasks for each Mod (10 books)
Hard Rock ~ Complete 3 or 4 songs/tasks for each Mod (15 -20 books)
Heavy Metal ~ Read a book for each song/task (25 books)

Carmen's Songs
1. "What about Us" by Pink
Read a book with a pink cover or spell the word PINK in the title
2. "Woman's World" by Cher
Read a book with a female on the cover or MC is an "alpha" female or spell CHER with the author's name
An Unwilling Accomplice Charles Todd 1/5/19
3. "Save the Last Dance" by Michael Bublé
Read a book where the MC goes dancing or dancer on the cover or last book in a series
4. "Something to Talk About" by Bonnie Raitt
Read a book where the authors initials are BR or RB or MC has occupation the requires lots of talking (eg: talk/radio show host)
5. "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
Read a book that has a pretty cover (Your interpretation)
Mercy Falls (Cork O'Connor, #5) by William Kent Krueger William Kent Krueger 1/4/19

Danni's Songs
1. "River" by Eminem
Read a book with water on the cover or one word title
Draw Cora Brent 1/8/19
2. "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor
Read a book with a persons name in the title or MC has a minor child(ren)
Copper River William Kent Krueger 1/6/19
3. "I Don't Care Anymore" by Phil Collins
Read a book where someone breaks up or author's initials are P. C.
4. "The Catalyst" by Linkin Park
♫ Read a book that starts a series or MC makes a life change
Carved in Bone Jefferson Bass 1/1/19 (Body Farm #1)
5. "Guts Over Fear" by Eminem
Read a book that a character has a phobia or an author that uses a pen name (ie: Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb)

JoAnne's Songs
1. "Little Queen" by Heart
Read a book with a queen in the story or the word LITTLE in the title or with a character that works at a newspaper.
2. "Follow You, Follow Me" by Genesis
Read a book that someone moves to follow the MC for love or a Series Book #1 or #9 or with an author's first or last name that begins with a G
Until Proven Guilty J.A. Jance 1/8/19 (J.P. Beaumont #1)
3. "Dancing Days" by Led Zeppelin
Read a book with a heart on the cover or set in the summer or where a character drinks alcohol
4. "Ain't It Fun" by Paramore
Read a book where a character has to be in the "real world" or with a three word title or with an MC that is a singer
5. "Habits (Stay High)" by Tove Lo
Read a book set in Sweden or has steamy sex or published in 2014

Penni's Songs
1. "She Used to Be Mine" by Sara Bareilles
Read a book that includes a big breakup or has MC that is a waitress or a book where a MC gets a second chance
2. "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
♫ Read a book set in England or with a British character or from the Fantasy genre or murder mystery genre
A Very Lucky Christmas Lilac Mills 1/7/19
3. "All For A Woman" by Airborne Toxic Event
Read a book that has a musical instrument or a bird on the cover or where a character goes all out to get his girl or where a character is toxic
4. "Captain Fantastic" by Elton John
♫ Read a book that has a MC that is a cowboy or captain (of a boat/ship/sports team, etc.) or has a title that begins with E or J
Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19
5. "Uninvited" by Alanis Morissette
Read a book where MC's go from enemies to lovers or where an MC is a vampire

Shari's Songs
1. "Money" by Pink Floyd
Read a book with money in the title or currency on the cover or MC is wealthy
2. "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum
Read a book with a ghostly cover or theme or a drink on the cover
3. "Bad Moon Rising" by CCR
Read a book with a moon on the cover or MC is a werewolf or wolf shifter
4. "It is You (I have Loved)" by Dana Glover
Read a book with LOVE in the title or someone gets married
5. "Cuts like a Knife" by Bryan Adams
Read a book with a weapon on the cover or MC is a surgeon    

Monday, January 7, 2019

TDD January 2019 Random Reads and Reading Wheel

Tall, Dark & Deadly discussion on goodreads

Challenges   Random Reads - January 2019    

Random Reads - January 2019Purpose: Reduce that TBR

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

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

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

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

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

* Feel free to ask any questions in this thread.    

#830 Draw (Gentry Boys, #1) by Cora Brent    1/8/19



   

READING WHEELPurpose: Reduce that TBR / Choose your next book

How it works:

OPTION #1
* Every month I will spin the wheel and participants will read a book from the resulting category. See below for a list of categories and their corresponding shelves.
* You can read as many books from the category as you like.

OPTION #2
* Participants spin their own wheel.
* Click on the Reading Wheel Link and spin the wheel.

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

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

Categories

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

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JANUARY CATEGORY: PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

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Option #3

Private Investigator: 
Copper River William Kent Krueger 1/6/19

Bodyguard: A Week to Be Wicked Tessa Dare    1/13/19

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

FLOAB 2019 World Libraries Challenge

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2019 World Libraries Challenge    JoAnne's Library Card

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Welcome to FLOAB's World Libraries Challenge
This is a Monthly INDIVIDUAL challenge.

Game starts January 1st, 2018
Game ends: OPEN

To join the challenge and earn your Travel Library Card

Read a book you got from the Library or a book that has the word Library in the title (example Library of Souls) or a book on the cover , and post in your thread using the format listed below

HOW TO PLAY:
This is a play at your own pace challenge:
Each month there will be 10 tasks that can be completed

Complete a task to work towards earning the monthly library badges.

Each Month the 1st task will feature a Historical Fiction theme and completion of it will automatically earn your a special Historical Fiction Badge

Badges will also be awarded for the completion of any 3, 5, and all 10 tasks each month

* You can return to a previous month to complete past tasks for badges


BOOK COMPLETION CLARIFICATION

In order for a book to count for a turn it must be completed AFTER the tasks have posted. You can start it at any time, but you cannot use a book that you completed on 12/27 for a task that starts in January. The book must be completed after the posting of the monthly tasks
*When needing a title starting with a letter, you can disregard articles (the, a, an).
Example: The Hunger Games would be acceptable for a book starting with H.

PAGE RESTRICTIONS

In order for a Book to count it must be 125 Pages or more.
Middle Grade/Children's Books: must be at least 40,000 words.
Audio Books: Count as the same page number as shown on Goodreads
Graphic Novels: Must be 175 pages or more
Short Story Collections: Can count if you read the whole collection (and it is 125 or more pages)
Cookbooks: NOT allowed in this challenge

COLOR TASKS

How to figure out the color of a Book Cover if it is questionable:
Go to http://labs.tineye.com/
Upload an image of the cover or paste the URL to the image
You will then receive a percentage or each color-kind of dissects it
**When a cover color is asked for in a task, it must be 50%+ of that color(unless otherwise specified).

REREADS

If you want to use a book that you have read in the past, you must have finished reading the book MORE than 6 months ago for it to count.

Completion Post Format:
MONTH/LIBRARY YOU ARE VISITING:
TASK:
BOOK READ:
AUTHOR:
DATE READ:
HOW IT FITS TASK:

* Please Note* During the course of the year, if you simply can not find a book that fits a task you may substitute a book whose title starts with one of the letters in W-O-R-L-D. You can only use each letters once!

Q&A Thread
    
For Library Card
MONTH/LIBRARY YOU ARE VISITING:
TASK: For Library Card
BOOK READ: Bad News Cowboy
AUTHOR: Maisey Yates
DATE READ: 1/2/19

HOW IT FITS TASK: Borrowed ebook from Cabarrus County Library    

BADGES:
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Once the largest library in the ancient world, and containing works by the greatest thinkers and writers of antiquity, including Homer, Plato, Socrates and many more, the Library of Alexandria, northern Egypt, is popularly believed to have been destroyed in a huge fire around 2000 years ago and its volumous works lost.

Since its destruction this wonder of the ancient world has haunted the imagination of poets, historians, travellers and scholars, who have lamented the tragic loss of knowledge and literature. Today, the idea of a 'Universal Library' situated in a city celebrated as the centre of learning in the ancient world, has attained mythical status.

The founding of the Library of Alexandria, actually two or more libraries, is obscure. It is believed that around 295 BCE, the scholar and orator Demetrius of Phalerum, an exiled governor of Athens, convinced Ptolemy I Soter to establish the Library. Demetrius envisioned a library that would house a copy of every book in the world, an institution to rival those of Athens itself. Subsequently, under the patronage of Ptolemy I, Demetrius organised the construction of the 'Temple of the Muses' or 'the Musaeum', from where our word 'museum' is derived.

The infamous destruction by fire of the Library of Alexandria, with the consequent loss of the most complete collection of ancient literature ever assembled, has been a point of heated debate for centuries. The prime suspect in destruction of the Library of Alexandria is Julius Caesar. It is alleged that during Caesar's occupation of the city of Alexandria in 48 BCE, he found himself in the Royal Palace, hemmed in by the Egyptian fleet in the harbour. For his own safety he had his men set fire to the Egyptian ships, but the fire got out of control and spread to the parts of the city nearest the shore, which included warehouses, depots and some arsenals


Your Tasks
1. Read a Book with a MPG of Historical Fiction that takes place in Ancient times **
2. Read a book where both the Author's Initials can be found in EGYPT
3. Read a biography of a great scholar
4. Read a book where the MC goes to museum
5. Read a book with Fire on the cover
6. Read a book with a 2 and 0 in the page count
7. Read a book that starts with a letter in CAESAR
8. Read a mystery about looking for something that may not exist
9. Read a "large book" over 450 pages
10. Read a book with the word "scroll" in the text (state loc and passage)

MONTH/LIBRARY YOU ARE VISITING: January - Library of Alexandria
TASK: 9. Read a "large book" over 450 pages
BOOK READ: Mercy Falls
AUTHOR: William Kent Krueger
DATE READ: 1/4/19
HOW IT FITS TASK: 464 pages    

MONTH/LIBRARY YOU ARE VISITING: January - Library of Alexandria
TASK: 7. Read a book that starts with a letter in CAESAR
BOOK READ: Copper River
AUTHOR: William Kent Krueger
DATE READ: 1/6/19
HOW IT FITS TASK: Title begins with C

MONTH/LIBRARY YOU ARE VISITING: January - Library of Alexandria
TASK: 4. Read a book where the MC goes to museum
BOOK READ: Draw
AUTHOR: Cora Brent
DATE READ: 1/8/19
HOW IT FITS TASK: The characters visited an art museum.    

Completion Post Format:
MONTH/LIBRARY YOU ARE VISITING: January - Library of Alexandria
TASK: 10. Read a book with the word "scroll" in the text (state loc and passage)
BOOK READ: The Beach at Painter's Cove
AUTHOR: Shelley Noble
DATE READ: 1/11/18
HOW IT FITS TASK: p 64 Mr. Kilpatrick continued to scroll down the page.    

FLOAB Baking Challenge

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Baking Challenge      JoAnne's Kitchen    



Challenge Run Dates: January 1, 2019 - Open

Welcome to the FLOAB kitchen. Your pantry is stocked with most of your baking needs, but it is up to you to collect any missing ingredients for your recipes.

How to play:

🍰This is an individual, go at your own pace, challenge

🍰On the 1st of each month a new cookbook, featuring a mix of 10 sweet and savory recipes, will be posted in your thread

🍰Collect your missing ingredients (1-2 per recipe) by completing 1 of the 3 tasks per ingredient

🍰If your recipe requires you to collect two ingredients, and your book works for both tasks, you may use it to claim both missing ingredients

🍰After you earn all of your missing ingredients you will earn the badge for that recipe

🍰Bonus badges will be awarded upon completion of a certain number of recipes

🍰You do not need to complete all the recipes to start baking from the next month’s cookbook.

Book Completion Clarification

🍰All books must be at least 125 pages

🍰You may use books you have already started, but you must finish reading your book AFTER tasks are posted to your thread

🍰No “banking” of books allowed

🍰Cookbooks and graphic novels are not allowed in this challenge

🍰Re-reads are allowed as long as the book was read 6+ months ago

🍰Please include the following in your completion posts

Ingredient:
Book:
Author:
Date Read:
Task:
How it Fits:
Next Recipe Choice:

Spell It Out Option

Can't find an ingredient?

You may substitute a letter from the word B-A-K-E-R to earn an ingredient without completing the task.

The letter must be either the first letter of your book’s title or an initial in the author’s name. For example: Breaking Dawn for B or Kim Edwards for E   

Badges:
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Recipe List:
Bacon Cheddar and Chive Scones
Boston Cream Pie
Brownies
Cheesecake
Cherry Pie
Chocolate Muffins
Herb and Cheese Dutch Baby
Peanut Butter Cookies
White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies
Zucchini Muffins    

Bacon Cheddar and Chive Scones
Recipe Credit: Tasty Kitchen
To complete this recipe collect the following ingredients:Bacon
a. Read a book with something/someone shown from behind on the cover
b. Read a book with a character who eats breakfast
c. Read a book with a character named Kevin

Cheddar Cheese
a. Read a book that takes place in England
b. Read a book that is #1 on any Listopia list
c. Read a book with a character you consider “cheesy”

Ingredient: Bacon
Book: Mercy Falls
Author: William Kent Krueger
Date Read: 1/4/19
Task: b. Read a book with a character who eats breakfast
How it Fits: p 133 You'll find Lou eating breakfast.

Ingredient: Cheddar Cheese

Book: An Unwilling Accomplice
Author: Charles Todd
Date Read: 1/5/19
Task: a. Read a book that takes place in England
How it Fits: Set in the English countryside.

Next Recipe Choice: Brownies    

Brownies
Recipe Credit: My Homemade Heaven
To complete this recipe collect the following ingredients:Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
a. Read an “unsweet” book
b. Read a book with something square on the cover
c. Read a book with a MPG tag of Fae or Fairy

Kefir
a. Read a book that is 1st in a series
B. Read a book with all the letters of FERMENT in the title
C. Read a book with a character who feels sour (resentful or angry) at some point in the book

Ingredient: Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Book: Copper River
Author: William Kent Krueger
Date Read: 1/6/19
Task: a. Read an “unsweet” book
How it Fits: It's a mystery/crime/thriller.    

Ingredient: Kefir
Book: A Very Lucky Christmas
Author: Lilac Mills
Date Read: 1/7/19
Task: C. Read a book with a character who feels sour (resentful or angry) at some point in the book
How it Fits: Daisy feels all three ( sour, resentful and angry) in this story!

Next Recipe Choice: Herb and Cheese Dutch Baby

Herb and Cheese Dutch Baby
Recipe Credit: Spoon Fork Bacon

To complete this recipe collect the following ingredients:  
Gruyere Cheese
a. Read a book that takes place in Switzerland or that is written by an author from Switzerland
b. Read a book with a character who is good at blending in
c. Read a book with something triangle shaped on the cover

Chives
a. Read a book with a title that contains all the letters of HERB
b. Read a book from the list - Herbs & Poison
c. Read a book by an author with both initials found in GARNISH

Ingredient: Chives
Book: The Beach at Painter's Cove
Author: Shelley Noble
Date Read: 1/11/19
Task: a. Read a book with a title that contains all the letters of HERB
How it Fits: The Beach at Painter's Cove    

Ingredient: Gruyere Cheese
Book: A Week to Be Wicked
Author: Tessa Dare
Date Read: 1/13/19
Task: b. Read a book with a character who is good at blending in
How it Fits: They run away and try to go to Scotland and don't want anyone to find them so they make up stories about who they are to "blend in".

Next Recipe Choice: Cherry Pie   

Cherry Pie
Recipe Credit: Inspired Taste

To complete this recipe collect the following ingredients:Fresh Cherries
a. Read a book with a tree on the cover
b. Read a book with all the letters of PIT found in the title
c. Read a shorter book (125-250 pages)

Almond Extract
a. Read a book that takes place in the Middle East or California
b. Read a book with something almond shaped on the cover
c. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter from DRUPE

Ingredient: Fresh Cherries
Book: Field of Bones
Author: J.A. Jance
Date Read: 1/14/19
Task: a. Read a book with a tree on the cover
How it Fits: Field of Bones (Joanna Brady, #18) by J.A. Jance

Completion Post
Ingredient: Almond Extract
Book: Playboy
Author: Katy Evans
Date Read: 1/20/19
Task: c. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter from DRUPE
How it Fits: Title begins with P

Next Recipe Choice: Peanut Butter Cookies   

TCF The Nancy Drew Books

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♦2019 Yearly Challenges♦  The Nancy Drew Books    

description

Nancy Drew is a fictional American character in a mystery series created by publisher Edward Stratemeyer. The character first appeared in 1930.

In the words of Bobbie Ann Mason, Nancy Drew is "as immaculate and self-possessed as a Miss America on tour. She is as cool as Mata Hari and as sweet as Betty Crocker."

This is a 1 year challenge.
No page limit. Re-reads are okay.

You can read the book itself, or a book suggested by the title.

Levels
Hannah Gruen (the housekeeper): 1 - 9 books
Bess Marvin (a delicate, feminine friend): 10 - 18 books
George Fayne (described as a tomboy, friend): 19 - 27 books
Carson Drew (father and attorney): 28 - 35 books
Ned Nickerson (boyfriend, student at college): 36 - 44 books
Nancy Drew (sleuth extraordinaire): 45 - 56 books

1. The Secret of the Old Clock (1930) - read a time travel book

2. The Hidden Staircase (1930) - read a book that has been hidden on your TBR list
Draw Cora Brent 1/8/19

3. The Bungalow Mystery (1930) - read a book with a house on the cover

4. The Mystery at Lilac Inn (1930) - read a book where the mc stays at an inn or hotel
An Unwilling Accomplice Charles Todd 1/5/19

5. The Secret of Shadow Ranch (1931) - read a book with horses in the story
Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19

6. The Secret of Red Gate Farm (1931) - read a book where the mc has a garden
7. The Clue in the Diary (1932) - read an epistolary book
8. Nancy's Mysterious Letter (1932) - read a book with a first name in the title
9. The Sign of the Twisted Candles (1933) - read a book where the mc uses a candle
10. Password to Larkspur Lane (1933) - read a book with flowers on the cover
11. The Clue of the Broken Locket (1934) - read a book where the mc receives jewelry

12. The Message in the Hollow Oak (1935) - read a book with a tree on the cover
Mercy Falls (Cork O'Connor, #5) by William Kent Krueger William Kent Krueger 1/4/19

13. The Mystery of the Ivory Charm (1936) - read a book with a lot of white on the cover
A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove, #2) by Tessa Dare Tessa Dare 1/13/19

14. The Whispering Statue (1937) - read a book that has been recommended to you

15. The Haunted Bridge (1937) - read a book set near a river
Copper River William Kent Krueger 1/6/19

16. The Clue of the Tapping Heels (1939) - read a book where the mc dances
17. Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk (1940) - read a book with some kind of metal in the title
18. The Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion (1941) - read a book with a very large building on the cover
19. The Quest of the Missing Map (1942) - read a book where the mc uses a map
20. The Clue in the Jewel Box (1943) - read a book with jewelry on the cover
21. The Secret in the Old Attic (1944) - read a book with antiques in the story
22. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall (1945) - read a book where the mc is a prisoner for a time
23. The Mystery of the Tolling Bell (1946) - listen to an audio book
24. The Clue in the Old Album (1947) - read a book where the mc uses a camera
25. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall (1948) - read a book with a ghost in the story

26. The Clue of the Leaning Chimney (1949) - read a book where the mc builds a fire
Thunder Bay William Kent Krueger 1/15/19

27. The Secret of the Wooden Lady (1950) - read a book written by a female author
Until Proven Guilty J.A. Jance 1/8/19

28. The Clue of the Black Keys (1951) - read a book with a lot of black on the cover

29. The Mystery at the Ski Jump (1952) - read a book set during the wintertime
A Very Lucky Christmas Lilac Mills 1/7/19

30. The Clue of the Velvet Mask (1953) - read a book with a robbery in it
31. The Ringmaster's Secret (1953) - read a book with an animal on the cover
32. The Scarlet Slipper Mystery (1954) - read a book with a lot of red on the cover
33. The Witch Tree Symbol (1955) - read a paranormal book

34. The Hidden Window Mystery (1956) - read a book with a window on the cover
Nightflyers George R.R. Martin 1/14/19

35. The Haunted Showboat (1957) - read a book that has been made into a movie
36. The Secret of the Golden Pavilion (1959) - read a best seller
37. The Clue in the Old Stagecoach (1960) - read a historical book
38. The Mystery of the Fire Dragon (1961) - read a fantasy book

39. The Clue of the Dancing Puppet (1962) - read a book with a small child in the story
Nothing Stays In Vegas Elena Aitken 1/10/19

40. The Moonstone Castle Mystery (1963) - read a book with a moon on the cover
41. The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes (1964) - read a book where the mc plays a musical instrument
42. The Phantom of Pine Hill (1965) - read a book set in the mountains
43. The Mystery of the 99 Steps (1966) - read a book with a number in the title
44. The Clue in the Crossword Cipher (1967) - read a book where a puzzle of some kind is solved
45. The Spider Sapphire Mystery (1968) - read a book with a lot of blue on the cover
46. The Invisible Intruder (1969) - read a book with less than 50 ratings
47. The Mysterious Mannequin (1970) - read a book by an relatively unknown author
48. The Crooked Banister (1971) - read a book with stairs on the cover

49. The Secret of Mirror Bay (1972) - read a book that is set near a body of water
Injustice For All J.A. Jance 1/9/19

50. The Double Jinx Mystery (1973) - read a book with twins in it
51. Mystery of the Glowing Eye (1974) - read a book with glowing reviews
52. The Secret of the Forgotten City (1975) - re-read a book that you read a long time ago
53. The Sky Phantom (1976) - read a book where the mc flies on an airplane
54. The Strange Message in the Parchment (1977) - read a hardback or paperback book (no ebooks)
55. Mystery of Crocodile Island (1978) - read a book set on an island
56. The Thirteenth Pearl (1979) - read a book published in 2013