Friday, March 24, 2017

Tasty Treat #2 - Girl Scout Cookies

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads


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Tasty Treat #2 Girl Scout Cookies
Duration: 4 months from Start Date

Girl Scout Cookies are made by two bakeries - Little Brownie Bakers (LBB), a subsidiary of Keebler, which is owned by Kellogg's; and ABC Bakers, a subsidiary of Interbake Foods, which is owned by George Weston Limited.

Flavors
 

1. Girl Scout S'mores - We took a crispy graham cookie and double dipped it with a yummy creme icing and a scrumptious chocolatey coating so you get all the flavor of this fireside favorite without the sticky mess.
S'more is a contraction of the phrase "some more".
Read a book where characters go camping OR cook over a fire OR a book from a series that you want "S'more" of. BONUS Tagging if they make S'mores!

2. Thin Mints -Top selling cookie. Crispy chocolate wafers dipped in a mint chocolatey coating.
Read a book that is #1 on a list (tell us the list) OR with a green cover OR with a two word title. Please post the cover.
eg. Best Sellers/Animals for January 2017 
I Could Pee on This And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

3. Caramel deLites/Samoas - Vanilla cookies topped with caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and laced with chocolatey stripes.
Read a Series/TBR #2 OR a book that gives you a toasty (pleasantly or comfortably warm) feeling OR with stripes on the cover. Please post the cover.

4. Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs - Crispy vanilla cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolatey coating.
Read a book set in Virginia OR with a three word title (a, an and the are allowed) OR from this list Cookies On the Cover . Please post the cover.

5. Peanut Butter Sandwich/Do-si-dos - Crisp and crunchy oatmeal cookies with creamy peanut butter filling.
Read a book where characters dance OR set in Kentucky OR whose author's initials are in PEANUTBUTTER.

6. Shortbread/Trefoil - Traditional shortbread cookies with Girl Scout insignia.
For Girl Scouts, the three trefoil leaves represent the three-fold promise: "To serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout law."
Read a book where a character helps someone OR serves their country OR is active in church (must have scenes at church, not a sentence saying we went to church). (Please tell us how this is accomplished for each option.)

7. Savannah Smiles - Crisp, zesty lemon wedge cookies dusted with powdered sugar.
Read a book set in Georgia OR with a ZESTY (lively) character OR with a yellow cover. Please post the cover.

8. Toffee-tastic - Rich, buttery cookies with sweet, crunchy toffee bits. 
Read a book with consecutive double letters in the title OR a book published in 2014 OR pick a book from this list Sweet Reads

9. Trios - Chocolate chips nestled in a gluten free peanut butter oatmeal cookie.
Read a book based around 3 characters OR with a character that is health conscious OR that has a 5 letter title.

10. Thanks-A-Lot - Shortbread cookies dipped in rich fudge and topped with an embossed thank you message in one of 5 languages.
Read a book with "THANKS" in the title OR with a character that speaks more than one of these languages - English, French, Chinese, Swahili or Spanish OR with an embossed cover. Please post the cover. 

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. 
When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include the title, author, and date you finished reading the book.
Please show which option you chose.
Repost your challenge when you have completed the challenge, so I can mark you finished!

Info from:
http://www.girlscouts.org/en/cookies/...
http://www.littlebrowniebakers.com
https://www.abcsmartcookies.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S'more
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_Sc... 


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Reading Wheel - March 2017

Tall, Dark & Deadly discussion on goodreads

Challenges  Reading Wheel - March 2017 

Purpose: Reduce that TBR / Choose your next book

How it works:

OPTION #1

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

OPTION #2

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

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

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

Categories

Military Hero
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
Firefighter
Amnesia
Dare Devil
Bodyguard
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.


OPTION #3
*Do both option #1 and option #2.
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MARCH CATEGORY: DARE DEVIL
Wild Card (Elite Ops, #1) by Lora Leigh Lora Leigh 3/21/17

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My category is FIREFIGHTER.
Flashpoint (American Heroes The Firefighters, #1) by Jill Shalvis Jill Shalvis 3/17/17

CCC Spring 2017 Scavenger Challenge

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads


Spring 2017 Seasonal Scavenger Challenge
Spring has Sprung!!
Duration: March 21 - June 20, 2017


Spring is a time for growing, a time for renewal, and a time for using words that you don’t get to use the rest of the year.

1. Primrose comes from the Medieval Latin, prima rosa, literally meaning "first rose," because it blooms so early in the springtime. Despite the literal translation of its name, the primrose is not a rose at all. It is, however, edible, and its flowers can be made into wine. Primrose has recently surfaced in pop culture thanks to the dystopian Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Primrose Everdeen is the name of the main character's cherished kid sister.
✿ Read a book whose cover shows a flower or a blooming tree/shrub OR read a book in which at least 2 sisters are main characters OR read a book whose title starts with a letter found in PRIMROSE (ignore a/an/the).

2. In the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical State Fair, the love-sick ingenue sings, "Oh, why should I have spring fever, when it isn't even spring?" The symptom of this pseudo-illness, which entered English in the mid-1800s, is a new-found, almost feverish energy after being confined mostly indoors for the winter. 
☂ Read a book that centers around a fair, festival, or carnival OR read a book whose title is a question OR read a book in which a character fakes an illness or injury.

3. Pranks executed on the first of April began occurring in continental Europe as early as the mid-1600s, crossing over to the English-speaking world in the late seventeenth century. The targets of these jokes were called April Fools. Traditions vary worldwide; in France, the term poisson d'avril literally meaning "fish of April," describes a traditional trick in which the prankster discretely pins a paper fish to the back of an unknowing victim's shirt on April 1st.
☀ Read a book that takes place in the 1600’s OR read a book in which a trick is played on someone (tell us what) OR read a book with a fish or someone’s back on its cover; remember to post the cover.

4. Equinox came to English from the Medieval Latin equi- + noct meaning "equally of night (and day)." Twice a year, generally once in late March and once in late September, the sun's path crosses the equator, making the length of day and night more or less the same. The equinox occurring in March is sometimes referred to as the vernal equinox using the Latin root ver meaning "spring."
✿ Read a book whose cover shows an obvious daytime or nighttime scene; post the cover OR read a book published in March or September (any year; tell us the publication date) OR read a book whose main character’s first name starts with a letter in EQUINOX; tell us the character's name.
(September 2008) 
Wild Card Lora Leigh 3/21/17


5. Beltane, an ancient Celtic festival, comes to English from the Gaelic word bealltainn which literally means "May 1st." Traditionally large bonfires would be lit to celebrate this transition from spring to summer, usually in areas dense with people of Celtic ancestry. Perhaps the most notable blowout of this kind is the annual Beltane Fire Festival held in Edinburgh, Scotland. In modern times the neo-pagan community, often associated with the art of fire dancing, has embraced the Beltane festivities.
☂ Read a book whose title contains the word “FIRE” (may be a compound word) OR read a book that takes place in Scotland OR read a book in which a party of some kind is celebrated (tell us what).

6. The fifth month of the year, May, is thought to have gotten its name from the Roman earth goddess, Maia, who personifies spring and fertility. The holiday May Day falls on the first day of May, giving people a chance to celebrate spring with various outdoor activities, including dancing around a maypole. 
☀ Read a book that is the fifth in a series OR read a book in which any type of goddess is mentioned (tell us who) OR read a book in which a main character is pregnant or has just had a baby in the past six months.

7. Primaveral hails from the Latin prima vera, meaning "prime of springtime." This word shares its root with the Italian dish pasta primavera - pasta served with fresh vegetables. In the 1300s through the 1500s vere-time, or more simply vere, was another way to say springtime, though both of those expressions are now obsolete. 
✿ Read a book with a green cover OR read a book that takes place during the Spring (March, April, May) OR read a book that somehow involves vegetables (i.e. takes place on a farm or at a farmer’s market, or character is a chef.)

8. Similarly, vernal, is another word that can be used to describe anything happening or appearing in the springtime, coming from Latin vernus, which means “pertaining to spring.” So if you vernalize something, you make it spring-like. If something has spring-like qualities, you might note its vernality. And if a friend of yours has a lovely garden growing in the spring, you should probably compliment them on their impressive vernation.
Read a book in which a MC loves to garden (need not be professional) OR read a book with any type of green, non-flowering plant on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book with the letters V-E-R-N in the book's title (do not have to be consecutive, nor in order).
A Million Little Things Susan Mallery 3/22/17

9. Generally used in the American South, blackberry winter refers to a period of cold weather in the late spring, more boringly called a “cold snap.” The term is said to come from chilly weather appearing after the blackberry plants have begun to bloom. Growers hope for no harm to come to the plants so that berries may be feasted on in cobblers throughout summer. 
☀ Read a book that takes place in the US South (AL, AR, DE, GA, FL, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV ) OR read a book with any type of berry on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book in which the main character is a baker (not chef!) of some kind.

10. Chelidonian: This adjective refers to spring winds, and is derived from the Greek word for swallow (as in the bird, not the thing you do after masticating). Chelidonian winds are said to arise at the first coming of yonder swallows.
✿ Read a book with any word synonymous with wind in its title (i.e. breeze, gale, etc.) OR read a book with a significant “wind scene” (i.e. a tornado, hurricane; briefly tell us about the scene) OR read a book with any type of bird on its cover (show us the cover).

11. You might know the cuckoo for the clocks these birds decorate, but these migratory birds are also known as the “harbingers of spring,” arriving in places like the British Isles in April. Fun fact: the cuckoo is also known for not hatching its own offspring but depositing its eggs in the nest of other, unsuspecting small birds— which is where we get the term cuckold, referring to the unsuspecting husband of an unfaithful wife, who could be raising another man’s child.
☂ Read a book that takes place in any of the British Isles (England, Ireland, Isle of Man, the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, Scotland, Wales) OR read a book with a nest on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book in which a spouse or significant other has an affair.

12. Another fun term derived from the cuckoo, which is known as a gowk in some Scottish dialects, is gowk's-storm. The gowk’s-storm is a spring gale, particularly one that occurs at the time the cuckoo flies onto the scene.
☀ Read a book with a Scottish character OR read a book with a bird’s name in its title or in the author’s name (compound words are okay) OR read a book whose title begins with a letter in GOWK (exclude a/an/the).

13. Eating its first grass: In previous centuries, people measured time by the yearly growths of grass, which happen in the spring and early summer. So they might also talk about that wild party that happened “last grass” or someone being seven years old “next grass” or a cow that is “eating its first grass.” 
✿ Read a book with a lawn or field visible on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book in which a character celebrates a birthday OR read a book whose title contains a word that rhymes with GRASS.

14. For centuries, the people of New Hampshire all got together and didn’t eat — or observed a fast — on a day appointed by the governor each spring. Fast Day was proclaimed in New Hampshire in 1681, as a desperate attempt to avert the death of the governor, which had been foretold by Haley’s Comet. Though the original purpose faded, New Hampshirites kept enjoying a three-day holiday until 1991, when the legislature abolished Fast Day.
☂ Read a book that takes place in New Hampshire OR read a book that takes place in the 1600’s OR read a book in which something is foretold; tell us what.

15. Hebe (pronounced HEE-bee), taking her name from the Greek word for youthful prime and puberty, is the daughter of Zeus and Hera, as well as the goddess of youth and spring. So her name has also been used to refer to women in their early youth as well as waitresses and barmaids. 
☀ Read a book whose protagonist is a young female (6-24 years old) OR read a book that takes place in Greece OR read a book featuring someone who works as a waitress or barmaid.

16. You probably know that April showers bring May flowers, but you might not know that both March and April are known as “month-brothers,” being the rowdier, stormier siblings to lovely May, known as a “month-sister.” These names come from the poetic stylings of Englishman Gerard Manley Hopkins.
✿ Read a book featuring siblings (tell us who) OR read a book with showers or flowers on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book of poetry (may be an exception to the 150 pp. rule; however, you wouldn’t be able to use this poetry book in other challenges unless it is 150pp or more.)

17. In the Northeast, the straightforwardly named mud time is the period of early spring before the ground is completely thawed and there is much mud. “As soon as spring opens, the people trot out their old shoes,” wrote the New Hampshire Portsmouth Herald in 1902, “and have them patched up to wear through mud time.”
☂ Read a book that takes place in any of the Northeast states (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, NJ, PA, RI and VT) OR read a book whose setting is primarily a newsroom OR read a book with boots (bonus for galoshes!) on its cover; remember to post the cover.

18. A pishachi, in South Asia, is known as a spring whirlwind or storm. The word pishachi comes from the Sanskrit term for female demon. 
☀ Read a book that takes place in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Maldives) OR read a book featuring any paranormal creature (tell us what) OR read a book by a female author.

Source: www.dictionary.com 

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

FAQs 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Spring Fun Bingo

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads


Spring Fun Bingo
March 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017

The flowers are blooming and it is time for our Spring Fun Bingo!!

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Here's how it works:
Each bingo space has a “SPRING” word in it - complete a space one of four ways:
1. Item Found on the Cover of Your Book (Post Cover) OR
2. Word Found in the Title - Partial Words or Variations Allowed OR
3. Author’s First AND Last Initials Found in the Word OR
4. Title Begins with the First OR Last letter of the Word. You can chose to use A, An or The OR you can disregard it. If the square has a two word item it must be the first letter of first word OR the last letter of second word.

You only need ONE of the above to complete the square AND you can mix and match tasks to complete a line. Please note that unlike regular Bingo there is no Free Space

Choose a level of participation or work the levels as you go:
Level One: Complete One Line (horizontal, vertical or diagonal)
Level Two: Complete Two Lines
Level Three: Complete Three Lines
Level Four: Complete Four or More Lines

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Challenge Updates: When posting updates for your challenge, please include the following information: a link to the title, the author's name, and the date you finished reading the book. Please post cover if needed for the task. If you want to share an update to your challenge, please copy and paste your update into a new message letting us know it is an update. 

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

We prefer that you do not post links or generic messages regarding updates or completed challenges. 

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Enjoy the challenge!

Row 1
Kite:
Rainbow: The Roots of the Olive Tree Courtney Miller Santo 3/16/17 Title/First
Joke:
Duck: Darkest Journey Heather Graham 3/1/17 Title/First
Mom:

Row 2
Leprechaun: All the Little Liars Charlaine Harris 3/5/17 Author's Initials
Strawberry: Falling in Deeper Shayla Black 3/7/17 Author's Initials
Nest:
Gardening: A Gift of Time Beth Flynn 3/14/17 Title/First
April Showers:

Row 3
Seeds: Swept Away Robyn Carr 3/8/17 Title/First
Asparagus:
Spring: Silence Fallen Patricia Briggs 3/12/17 Title/First
Earth Day: Beautiful Day Elin Hilderbrand 3/16/17 Author's Initials
Window: What Love Can Do Virna DePaul 3/2/17 Title/First

Row 4
Tulip: Perfect Love Amanda Cowen 3/15/17 Title/Last
Puddle: Perfect Sense Amanda Cowen 3/14/17 Title/First
Umbrella: Wild Card Lora Leigh 3/21/17 Author's Initials
Four Leaf Clover: Flashpoint Jill Shalvis 3/17/17 Title/First
Ladybug: Luck of the Draw Cheri Allan 3/4/17 Title/First

Row 5
Picnic: Collision Course Chuck Gleason 3/9/17 Title/Last
Lawnmower: Creed's Honor Linda Lael Miller 3/18/17 Author's Initials
Bunny: The Bastard Billionaire Jessica Lemmon 3/12/17 Title/First
Rebirth:
Easter Eggs:

From Sea to Shining Sea - Ohio

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads


From Sea to Shining Sea - Ohio
Mar 01, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017

1. Ohio is the seventeenth state to gain admission to the United States, doing so on March 1, 1803. The state takes its name from the Ohio river, Ohio being the Iroquois word "ohi-yo" meaning great river or large creek. Its nickname is Buckeye state, for the Ohio Buckeye trees. Columbus is its capital.
✒ Read a book that was first published in 2017 -or- read a book with a deer on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book whose title begins with the letter C (all words count!)
Collision Course Chuck Gleason 3/9/17

2. Ohio was partitioned out of the Northwest Territory when Congress determined that the population of the territory was growing rapidly and Ohio could begin the path to statehood. Today, Ohio has the 10th largest highway network in the country and is within a day's ride of 50% of the population of the United States (it's said that 50% of America lives within a 500 mile radius of Columbus) and 70% of its manufacturing capacity. The bordering states of Ohio are Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and West Virginia. It also shares a border on the north with Canada along Lake Erie.
✒ Read a book with a word meaning road in its title (compound words are only okay as long as they still mean road) -or- read a book more than 50% into the series (for example, books 6-10 in a ten book series) -or- read a book set on the shores of one of the Great Lakes (tell us where it is set).
All the Little Liars Charlaine Harris 3/5/17

3. The state tree of Ohio is the Ohio Buckeye, which produces little brown nuts resembling the eye of a deer. Red Carnation is its state flower, its state bird is Northern Cardinal, the white tailed deer the state mammal. The state seal of Ohio shows a rising sun with 13 rays symbolizing the original thirteen colonies, a sheaf of wheat in the foreground as the symbol of agriculture. Standing next to the wheat is a bundle of 17 arrows symbolizing Ohio's Native Americans and also symbolizing Ohio as the 17th state to enter the Union. The flag of Ohio is not a rectangle but a pennant, the only state in the US to have a pennant shaped flag.
✒ Read a book that has a Native American main character -or- read a book whose cover is 75% red (post the cover) -or- read a book in which someone farms.
The Roots of the Olive Tree Courtney Miller Santo 3/16/17

4. Ohio is the birth state of no less than eight US presidents earning it the moniker "The Mother of Presidents". The only other state to claim 8 presidents is Virginia (which also claims the nickname). William Henry Harrison (9th president, who was actually born in Virginia but adopted Ohio), Ulysses S. Grant (18th president), Rutherford B. Hayes (19th president), James A. Garfield (20th president), Benjamin Harrison (23rd president), William McKinley (25th president), William Howard Taft (27th president) and Warren G. Harding (29th president) make up the roster. Ohio's other famous residents include Neil Armstrong (and 23 other astronauts!), Paul Newman, Annie Oakley, Steven Spielberg and the Wright Brothers.
✒ Read a book with a politician main character -or- read a book that somehow relates to one of the movies directed by Steven Spielberg (let us know which movie, and how your book fits) -or- read a book that features either an astronaut or a pilot.

5. The Great Serpent Mound is a 1,348-foot-long, three-foot-high prehistoric effigy mound on a plateau of the Serpent Mound crater along Ohio Brush Creek in Adams County, Ohio. The Serpent Mound of Ohio was first reported from surveys by Ephraim Squire and Edwin Davis in their historic volume Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, published in 1848 by the newly founded Smithsonian Museum. Researchers have attributed construction of the mound to three different prehistoric indigenous cultures. Originally thought to be Adena in origin, a 1996 carbon dating study led scholars to believe the mound was built by members of the Fort Ancient culture around 1070 CE. Most recent dating places the mound at around 300 BCE, once again suggesting Adena construction. Serpent Mound is the largest serpent effigy in the world. There are serpent effigies in Scotland and Ontario that are very similar.
✒ Read a book set in ancient times (anything 1200s and older) -or- read a book with a snake or a grave on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book in which an object is dated using carbon dating (tell us what it is).
Darkest Journey (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham Darkest Journey Heather Graham 3/1/17

6. The Buckeye State is the first to have established an ambulance service in Cincinnati in 1865. Cincinnati also had the first professional city fire department. Cleveland was the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879. It was where America's first traffic light began. Incidentally, it was also the site for the first pedestrian button for the control of a traffic light. James Ritty invented the cash register in 1879 to stop his patrons from pilfering house profits. The first full time automobile service station was opened in 1899 in Ohio. John Lambert made the first American automobile, Charles Kettering the first automobile self-starter, Roy Plunkett invented Teflon in 1938. And Charles Goodyear of Akron developed the process for vulcanizing rubber, making Akron the rubber capital of the world.
✒ Read a book with a kitchen utensil on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book set in the 1800s -or- read a book with a main character in one of the emergency services.
Flashpoint Jill Shalvis 3/17/17

7. Ohio has an intense relationship with sports. The Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869 were the first ever professional baseball team. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio. The Cleveland Browns allegedly have the largest fan following in all of NFL, despite not having won a championship since 1964. Jesse Owens, the Olympics gold medalist, grew up in Cleveland. Long jumper DeHart Hubbard became the first African American to earn an Olympic Gold Medal, and he too hailed from Ohio.
Read a book in which a professional sport is observed or played -or- read a book that was first published in one of the years a Summer Olympic game was held (the years are on the right side of the wiki) -or- read a book with a predominantly brown cover (post the cover).
Perfect Sense Amanda Cowen 3/14/17

8. There are some foods that Ohio is well known for. Buckeyes, of course, made usually during holidays, is a peanut butter candy covered with chocolate. Ohio gave America its first hot dog, and the chili dog variation. The Thurmanator, a monster 1.5 pound meat burger, originated in Thurman's Cafe and has been featured on television several times, first appearing on an episode of Man Vs. Food. Skyline Chili is a Cincinnati institution, selling Cincinnati style chili served over spaghetti or hot dogs, its unique taste coming from a combination of spices that includes cinnamon and chocolate.
✒ Read a book marked Food on the main GR page -or- read a book with a spice in its title -or- read a book in which a character eats one of the foods mentioned above.

9. Lake Erie has its own Loch Ness style monster, and she's called Bessie, or South Bay Bessie. The first recorded sighting of Bessie occurred in 1793, and more sightings have occurred intermittently and in greater frequency in the last three decades. Bessie is reported to be snake-like and 9-12m long, at least a foot in diameter, with a grayish color. While shooting at ducks north of Sandusky in 1793, the captain of the sloop Felicity startled a large creature (snake) described as “more than a rod (16 ½ ft.) in length”. An original $5,000 reward (later upped to $100,000) has been offered by Thomas Solberg of Huron Lagoons Marina for the capture of Bessie.
✒ Read a book with an imaginary animal in it (tell us what it is) -or- read a book whose author initials are in "SOUTHBAYBESSIE" -or- read a book greater than 500 pages (tell us the number of pages).
Falling in Deeper Shayla Black 3/7/17

10. In Ohio, women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public. It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday (although you can do so every other day of the week). It is also illegal to get a fish drunk, just in case you thought such a thing was possible. It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house. And in case you do break all these laws, do so on Sunday, because no civil arrests may be made on Sunday or on the Fourth of July. 
✒ Read a book with shoes on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book in which a real whale is seen -or- read a book where a character breaks the law but does not get caught (cozy mystery heroines breaking and entering to snoop count).
Silence Fallen Patricia Briggs 3/12/17


CHALLENGE RULES - PLEASE READ!
See this thread for more detailed rules for CCC challenges.

❖ If you want to participate in a challenge, 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 (unless they are graphic novels, see below) and may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged.

❖ Graphic novels must be at least 300 pages long, but two books can be combined to make up the page count as long as they both meet the same criteria.

❖ For each book you read, please post a link to the title and mention the author and the date you finished reading it. If a challenge task gives several options, make it clear which option you’ve chosen. If the task calls for an item/color 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 want the challenge moderator to verify those books as you post them, please copy/paste your update into a new message. If you do this while you still have the Edit window open, it will copy all of your formatting, etc. too. It will make it easier on the moderators if we won't have 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, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge. 

❖ Rereads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book and not just skim the best portions! :)

* If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title, cover or author, see the instructions HERE