Sunday, March 31, 2019

2019 Challenges

WACKY READING CHALLENGES
Jukebox/TV/Movie Challenges  CHARACTERS OF M*A*S*H   My Link
Jukebox/TV/Movie Challenges  BONNIE AND CLYDE - THE MOVIE      My Link
Read-a-Thon  Quarterly Read-a-Thon (May 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019)    My Link
Quarterly/Seasonal Challenges SUMMER SEASONAL CHALLENGE, 2019   My Link


The Lost Challenges discussion
Monthly Challenges  April Stand Alone   My Link COMPLETED
April Monthly - Easter Eggs   My Link     COMPLETED
April Scattergories        My Link  COMPLETED
April Easy As 1, 2, 3   My Link COMPLETED

"Ducks In A Row" (Apr/May 2019)   My Link COMPLETED
Musical Person of the Month: Adele (Apr/May 2019)  My Link  COMPLETED
May 2019 Scavenger Hunt - Music   My Link    COMPLETED
May 2019 Monthly: Kentucky Derby   My Link  COMPLETED
May 2019 Easy As 1, 2, 3   My Link COMPLETED
May 2019 Scattergories  My Link COMPLETED
May 2019 Stand Alone   My Link      COMPLETED
Musical Person of the Month: Garth Brooks (May-June 2019)     My Link  COMPLETED

June 2019 Scattergories    My Link
June 2019 Easy As 1, 2, 3   My Link
June 2019 Stand Alone   My Link
June 2019 Scavenger Hunt - Cooking Terms    My Link
June Monthly: Food + Wine + Paris  My Link
"Ducks In A Row" (June/July 2019)   My Link
Musical Person of the Month: Miles Davis   My Link


Quarterly Challenges  Children's/YA   My Link    
Quarterly Challenges  Color, Color, Color    My Link
Quarterly Challenges  Fast Food's First Locations  My Link
Quarterly Challenges  Words in a Word Game #7  My Link
Quarterly Challenges  Inventions That Changed the World - Part 1  My Link
Quarterly Challenges  Bare Chest Cover Challenge   My Link


Semi-Annual Challenges     TV/Movie Challenge - Outlander Season 1  My Link COMPLETED
Semi-Annual Challenges      Cleaning Up Your Ebooks   My Link
Semi-Annual Challenges   Award Challenge - Part One  My Link

Yearly Challenges  Purge That Pile       My Link
Yearly Challenges  Weekly Wonder       My Link
Yearly Challenges  Monthly Keyword Challenge 2019    My Link     
Yearly Challenges   Fantastic Albums  My Link  
Yearly Challenges  Get Rid Of It!   My Link

Tribute To Challenges   A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral    My Link    
A Tribute To John Singleton    My Link   COMPLETED


Gotta Have Romance with a Kick discussion
Kick'n Down Your TBR Challenge (Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2019)   My Link
Gotta Have Challenges  Author Frenzy 2019 - April        My Link   COMPLETED
Gotta Have Challenges  Author Frenzy 2019 - May       My Link COMPLETED
Gotta Have Challenges   Spin the Bottle Challenge (May 1 - July 31, 2019)   My Link
Gotta Have Challenges  Author Frenzy 2019 - June  My Link


Wanderlust Challenges discussion 


For Love of a Book discussion
Alice in Wonderland Challenge   Wonderland: JoAnne  
7 Deadly Sins challenge   JoAnne's Sins    
2019 World Libraries Challenge   JoAnne's Library Card
Baking Challenge  JoAnne's Kitchen
The Walking Dead Word Search!  JoAnne's TWD Word Search
I went to the Zoo..     JoAnne - Zoo Pass
Discovery Bookshelf 2019  My Link  

Tall, Dark & Deadly discussion
Challenges     Random Reads - April 2019   My Link  COMPLETED
Reading Wheel - April 2019    My Link   COMPLETED
Random Reads - May 2019     My Link  COMPLETED
Reading Wheel - May 2019    My Link COMPLETED

A Million More Pages discussion
One Month Challenges     Joss Whedon - Beyond Buffy  My Link COMPLETED

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion
Misfit Challenges      Love a Tree Day     My Link
Misfit Challenges   Leftovers 2.0       My Link
Create Your Own Challenge     Celebrations      My Link
Monthly Challenges-Short & Sweet June 2019 Scavenger - The Moon   My Link
Yearly Challenges  We're #2!    My link
    
Stress Free Reading Challenges discussion
Hidden Picture Gems     JoAnne's Gems    


Precinct 81 discussion
Accessories to Crime    247. BOTM spell out
52 Crimes in 52 Books  237. 52 Crimes in 52 Books     My Link

      



Wednesday, March 27, 2019

AMMP Everyday Heroes and Villains of 2019

A Million More Pages discussion on goodreads

One Month Challenges    Everyday Heroes    





There are people around us that touches us every single day through their acts and kind words. People that selflessly gives without expecting much in return just because it's the right ting to do. They sacrifice their own time, knowledge, blood, sweat and tears. Sometimes even their own lives. To help people. To heal people. To keep people safe. People they might not know personally, or some one close. Every day, year in and year out, they struggle to do that for each and everyone of us.

This short challenge is dedicated to all those Everyday Heroes that continuously work to make this world better and safer for you and me.

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Standard AMMP Rules Apply.
Only books finished after the start of the challenge will count.

During this challenge, you can earn up to 3 points/badges, 1 badge for every 3 tasks you complete.    

TASKS:
Police
Everyday when they go to work they put their lives on the line to protect the citizens. They never know what they will have to do, what dangers the might encounter. It might be as simple as helping an old lady cross the street or as big a s catching a dangerous murderer.
There are many of them, but so are the people they serve. The US have roughly 20 officers per 10.000 citizens. As a contrast Spain has 36 officers for the same number of citizens while Finland have only 13.

Read a book...
with an MC in law enforcement. OR
with a blue cover. OR
with a 3 in the page count or publication date.  
310 pages Eleventh Grave in Moonlight Darynda Jones 4/16/19


Firemen
Firemen don't always tone their bodies and shoot calendars. They actually have a quite demanding job where they risk their own lives to save yours or your possessions. Running into burning buildings is only one of the things they do. They also help when there's a car accident or when grandma's cat is stuck in the tree. They really do need the physique to cope with that demanding job. The basic gear weigh 45 pounds, and that doesn't include other vital parts like radio and axes.

Read a book...
where the MC is a Fireman. OR
with a red cover. OR
with 4 or 5 in the page count. 
432 pages Finding Margo Susanne O'Leary 4/6/19


EMT/Paramedics
They are all vital part of our health care. When your kid falls and breaks his leg, they come. When your neighbor has an heart attack, they come. When the stranger on the highway is in an accident, they come. And they always know what to do and how to best help the sick and injured people they meet everyday on the job. They are like the Scouts of our society - Always prepared to step in and save the day, be it by saving a life or putting on a band aid.

Read a book...
where the MC is an EMT/Paramedic. OR
where someone get injured. OR  
Over the Middle Lauren Landish 4/3/19
with a cross on the cover.



Doctors
I hear they live on caffeine to be able to perform their jobs. If that is true or not will be up to debate, but one thing is certain. They risk their health and ulcers to keep us healthy.
While some of them might be in it for the money the majority struggle through years of med school and working all hours of the clock to provide us with the care and expertise we need when we get really sick.

Read a book...
where the MC is a medical doctor. Before I Let You Go Kelly Rimmer 4/6/19
with a white cover. OR
where someone drinks (a lot of) coffee.



Nurses
While the doctors examines and decides the treatment, the ones to actually carry out the treatment are often the nurses. They bandage wounds, gives out medication and see to the over all comfort of the patients. They keep vigilant eyes on patients with complications and decide if and when a doctor is needed should a patients conditions change. They have the day to day responsibility of the patients' care which they handle on swollen feet and with a kind smile on their faces. And maybe a five-minute date with a coffee cup.

Read a book...
where the MC is a nurse. California Girls Susan Mallery 4/3/19
with feet on the cover. OR
where someone tends to an injury on someone else.



Military
There might not be anyone who put as much on the line for people they don't know as those serving in the different military branches. May they be Navy, Military or Air Force, they have all signed on to risk their own lives to keep ours safe and comfortable. They go through tough training just to be sent out to the front lines never really knowing if they will see their loved ones again. And they do it for us. People that they don't know and most likely will never meet. But they still do what needs to be done.

Read a book...
with an MC in the military or is a veteran. OR
where someone risks their lives for someone else. OR
with a green cover. 
Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch, #2) by Adriana Mather Haunting the Deep Adriana Mather 4/2/19


Teachers
Who do we trust with the most precious we have? Who do we trust to help us teach our young ones the skills they need growing up? Well, the teachers off course! These self sacrificing people that use their own time and money to further the education of other people's children. They battle the school system (and sometimes parents) to give the children in their care the best start towards their future they possibly can.

Read a book...
where the MC is a teacher. OR
with some kind of school supply (eg. book, paper, pencil etc) or letters or numbers on the cover. OR
where someone goes to school.
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You Ally Carter 4/11/19


Parents
You don't know how much your parents are heroes until you are grown up. They have made countless sacrifices for you while you grew up. Working to get you everything you need. Playing ball in the park instead of going to the match with their friends. Sitting at your bedside when you were sick. Comforted you after your first heart break... The list just goes on and on, and I bet if you are lucky enough to still have them in your life they just keep on giving. Without demands and with a big helping of love on the side.

Read a book...
where the MC is a parent. OR
where someone gives something up out of love.
Magic Breaks Ilona Andrews 4/8/19
with a child on the cover.



Your own everyday hero.
Did I forget someone? Do you have someone that deserves to be on this list? This is your chance to put them there!
Tell us about your everyday hero! What makes them a hero?

Then make a task or two that works for your own hero and read for it! Or If you don't have a personal hero or someone else have done a hero you want to highlight you can borrow their hero and either do one of their tasks or make a new one that fits even better! Make sure you credit the original poster if you borrow their hero/tasks.    


Villains of 2019



A ton of superhero movies are due to be released this year.
Most of the heroes are the same as always, but what about the villains? Do we see some new faces in the crowd?
Lets shine some spotlight at the real stars of the coming movies. After all, looking good is hard, but being bad is harder!




Rules:
Standard AMMP Rules Apply.
With the exception that graphic novels will be allowed.
Only books finished after the start of the challenge will count.

During this challenge, you can earn up to 3 points/badges, 1 badge for every 3 tasks you complete. You can pick your favorite badge for every three tasks you complete. 

TASKS:

Nova - Alita: Battle Angel - February 14

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Despite being the evil mastermind in the movie, Nova is actually not really physically present in the movie.
He is the silent scientist and Ruler of Zalem City who also controls the crime boss Vector. Through controlling Vector and his evil doings Nova is the true villain of Alita. A villain we will most likely both see and hear more of if there ever is a sequel.

Read a book
with a scientist in the story. OR
with googles on the cover. OR
with an MC named Edward or Ed or Eddie. OR
where the author's initials can be found in NORTON.
Riverbend Road RaeAnne Thayne 4/28/19



Talos leader of the Scrulls - Captain Marvel - March 8

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The Scrulls are an alien race with a shape shifting ability that they use to infiltrate governments. The Scrulls forces in Captain Marvel is lead by Talos who also managed to infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.S. They are also on the run from the Kree with whom they are at war.
But how evil is Talos really?

Read a book...
with all the letters of TALOS in the title. OR
tagged military. OR
where a character infiltrate or goes under cover.
Trial by Fire J.A. Jance 4/10/19




Dr Thaddeus Sivana - Shazam - April 5

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Doctor Sivana was once rejected by the powerful wizard Shazam when he sought to aquire his powers. Now he is set on revenge on Shazam and the teenage boy who managed to get what he didn't. To aid him he doesn't just have his own mad scientist skills, but also a freaky right eye which can see magic.

Read a book
with one eye on the cover. (just one) Sweet Little Thing (Sweet, #1) by Abbi Glines Sweet Little Thing Abbi Glines 4/19/19
tagged magic. OR
where a significant character is rejected.




Nimue, the Blood Queen - Hellboy - April 12

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Nimue is based on British mythology where she also was called "Lady of the Lake". The one who brought back Excalibur to the legendary King Arthur. She was also said to have been driven mad by an other British deity.

Read a book
with a blade on the cover. Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) by Ilona Andrews Magic Breaks Ilona Andrews 4/8/19
tagged mythology. OR
where a significant character suffers from mental health issues.




Thanos, Ronan and /or who else knows... - Avengers: End Game - April 24

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There are a few confirmed returning villains such as Thanos and our favorite Loki. But in what capacity they return is unknown. There are other possible villains that could parade through this fourth installment of the Avengers series. We are talking villains such as Ronan the Accuser and Hela, Queen of Death. Fans throw around theories about both Kree and Scrulls appearing. Or it might be Kronos that finally do Thanos in... We can only guess.

Read a book...
where a character returns after being away. A Willing Murder Jude Deveraux 4/4/19
where all the letters of THANOS can be found in the title.
that is the fourth in a series or part of a series that only have 4 books.




Mystery Villain -Dark Phoenix - June 7

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Who is this villain that is following Jean Grey and manipulating her?
The movie is soon to be released and there is still no definite answer. Jessica Chastain's character is rumored to be an otherworldly shape-shifter who wants to control the Phoenix force for her own gain. One theory is that she is Professor X's fraternal twin, Cassandra Nova.
We have to wait and see when the movie is released in June!

Read a book...
with a power hungry character. OR
with a sister in the story.
Before I Let You Go Kelly Rimmer 4/6/19
where the author's initials can be found in "Chastain"




Myterio -Spider-Man: Far From Home - July 5

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The villain of the upcoming Spider Man movie is probably Quintin Beck, aka Mysterio. Beck's a stuntman and special effects artist who decides there's more profit in supervillainy than in Hollywood.
However, recent rumors claim that Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, might actually fight along side the web throwing hero!

Read a book....
with all the letters of BECK in the title. OR
published in July any year.
Enrage Rachel Van Dyken 4/12/18
where a character works with someone that might be an enemy or someone they don't like.




Thomas Wayne - Joker - Oct 5

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The father of Gotham's own hero, Thomas Wayne is rumored to be a quite villainous character in the upcoming movie about Jokers' origin. The movie takes place during the 80's and Mr. Wayne is not portrayed as the gentleman we normally see. This version of Thomas Wayne is described as an unsympathetic slick businessman. We might actually want him to get shot!

Read a book...
published or set during the 80's. OR
where the MC is a businessman. OR
with a father in the story.
Haunting the Deep Adriana Mather 4/2/19




Joker - Joker - Oct 4

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I could not leave him out of this list now when he finally gets his own movie!
This movie tells the story of Arthur Fleck, a failing stand up comedian who is slowly going insane. Do we dare believe this is the true story of how he became the psychopathic murderer we all love to hate?

Read a book...
tagged humor. OR
with a murderer in the story.
A Justified Murder Jude Deveraux 4/5/19    
where the author's initials can be found in "Arthur"
    

RRRC 2019 April Monthly Challenge

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads

Monthly Challenges  2019 April Monthly Challenge

April Monthly Challenge1. 'A' is for April ~ Read a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A'
Haunting the Deep Adriana Mather 4/2/19

2. Bird of the Month: Canary ~Canaries represent joy, freedom, and intellectual development. Canaries are happy birds that spread joy and a sense of well-being. For some, a flying canary could be a sign of freedom, or in the extreme, it could mean entrapment (caged canary).
Read a book that starts with a letter in CANARY OR a book with a happy character (your interpretation) OR a book where someone is freed or entrapped in some way.
California Girls Susan Mallery 4/3/19

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
Queen of Romance - J.R. Ward
Princess of Romance - Sabrina York
 Rebound Sabrina York 4/27/19
Read one book written by J.R. Ward or Sabrina York, or any author with either of their first or last names. Link to backlists:J.R. Ward, Sabrina York.

Fun Facts about J.R. Ward ~
~ has written over 30 novels and been published on over 25 countries
~ graduated with a law degree but worked in the medical field
~ lives with her husband and beloved golden retriever
Fun Facts about Sabrina York ~
~ has written over 45 titles that range from sweet & snarky to scorching romance
~ she is a 2018 Holt Medallion Winner and a 2017 RITA Nominee
~ also writes sci-fi action/adventure as Sam York
Read a book with a number in the title or on the cover OR a book where someone works in the justice system or the medical field OR a book with a pet or read a book snarky character OR a book by an author with a pen-name.

4. National Kite Month ~ April was chosen as National Kite Month because it is the month that perfectly symbolizes hope, potential, and joy. As the first (full) month in Spring, it is the month where we see the last of the snow giving way to green lawns, a month that we are eager to get outside and be active. So why not do it with a kite this year?
Read a book with the letters of KITE in the title OR a book with author initials in KITE OR a book set in the spring time.
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You Ally Carter 4/11/19

5. April 4 ~ School Librarian Day ~ School Librarian Day honors those who serve our young students so well in the local school libraries. Take a minute today, to appreciate all the hard work that a school librarian does daily, and the patience the librarian displays, as he or she aids our youth.
Read a book you got from a library (or borrowed elsewhere) OR a book that has a librarian character OR a book that has children in the story or is about books OR a book that has books on the cover.
A Willing Murder Jude Deveraux 4/4/19

6. April 6 ~ New Beer's Eve ~ The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment and took effect at 12:01a.m on April 7, 1933. On the evening of April 6th, anxious Americans lined up at breweries and distilleries to purchase legal beer and alcohol at the stroke of midnight. That night, someone coined the term "New Beer's Eve", and a new annual holiday was born!
Read a book with a 2 or 1 in the page count OR a book with 4, 7 or 3 in the publication date OR a book where someone drinks a beer or visits a bar or pub.
252 pages Over the Middle Lauren Landish 4/3/19

7. April 8 ~ Zoo Lovers Day ~ Zoos have been around for thousands of years. A zoo was originally called a "menagerie". In some form, menageries have been around since ancient times. The earliest recording was around 1500 B.C.!!
Read a book with an animal on the cover OR a book that has animals as part of the story (shifters count) OR a book with a Z anywhere on the cover.
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) by Ilona Andrews Magic Breaks Ilona Andrews 4/8/19

8. April 12 ~ Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day ~ People have been consuming the ever popular grilled cheese sandwich for seemingly ever. Its roots go back to ancient Roman times, when bread was topped with cheese and melted. It wasn't until the 1920's that sliced bread was created. Shortly after that, today's grilled cheese sandwich began to be enjoyed by millions.
Read a book with food on the cover OR a book where someone eats a sandwich or cheese OR a book with a mostly yellow cover OR a book that makes you feel warm and toasty!
Finding Margo Susanne O'Leary 4/6/19

9. April 21 ~ Arbor Day ~ National Arbor Day is the Tree Planter's holiday, and has been celebrated since 1872. It began in Nebraska, a largely treeless plain back in the 1800's. It is a day to plant and dedicate a tree to help nature and the environment. Millions of trees are planted on this day.
Read a book with trees on the cover (duh!) OR a book where someone likes to be outside OR a book set in the 1800s.
Sweet Little Thing Abbi Glines 4/19/19

10. Reader's Choice ~ Read any book of your choice.
Fall Kristen Callihan 4/9/19

You can choose any number of categories depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitment.

When posting your challenge progress, please make sure to put the date/s when you finished your book/s.

Upon completion, please re-post your challenge...we all want to see all the pretty books you've read! You may update your original challenge as you go or re-post if you choose.

Happy reading everyone!    

TLC A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1919

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Quarterly Challenges  A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1919

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Every 3 months we will give you a list of facts about a randomly selected year with reading tasks to go with them. Read one book for each task.


A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1919
Duration: 1st April 2019 - 30th June 2019


LEVELS
Fond Memories: 1-5 tasks
Reminiscing: 6-10 tasks
Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks

1919

Tasks:
1. Pulitzer Prize for the Novel -
Booth Tarkington – The Magnificent Ambersons
Read a book where a powerful family is the main focus OR that has been made into a movie or TV show.
Magic Breaks Ilona Andrews 4/8/19

2. Notable Recording – "Till We Meet Again" – Vernon Dalhart and Gladys Rice
Read a book with a kiss on the cover OR by an author whose last name begins with D or R. Please post the cover.
A Willing Murder Jude Deveraux 4/4/19

3. Top Musical Theater – Irene
Read a book with a woman's name is in the title OR with a title that begins with I.
Finding Margo Susanne O'Leary 4/6/19

4. Most popular film – The Miracle Man
Read a book where a miracle occurs OR with a green cover.
Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch, #2) by Adriana Mather Haunting the Deep Adriana Mather 4/2/19

5. Best selling book – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
Read a book with the word NIGHT or DAY in the title.
Rainy Day Sisters Kate Hewitt 4/29/19

6. New Words of 1919: - Bagel, Chai, Dunk, Heavy-lifting, Offline, Semi-trailer, White-Collar
Read a book with one of these items on the cover OR found in the text. Give us a sentence and page/loc #.
Runaway Girl Tessa Bailey 4/14/19 Chap 8 Nearly at the bagel shop, I can’t stop myself from searching rooftops, looking...

7. Born this year: March 2 - Jennifer Jones (Actor)
Read a book with an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
Over the Middle Lauren Landish 4/3/19

8. Died this year: March 2 – Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero
Read a book with a character or author whose last name ENDS with a vowel - (A, E, I, O, U) Tell us the name.
THANYE Riverbend Road RaeAnne Thayne 4/28/19

IN THE NEWS
9. February 5thCharlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith launch United Artists.
Read a book where a character takes control of their career OR with an author or MC with the first name of Charlie, Mary, Douglas or David.
(Charley).
The Trouble with Twelfth Grave Darynda Jones 4/17/19

10. February 26th Grand Canyon National Park: An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park.
Read a book where a character spends time in the wilderness OR visits the Grand Canyon OR set in Arizona.
Trial by Fire J.A. Jance 4/10/19

11. March 26th Queen of the South F.C. is formed in Dumfries, Scotland.
Read a book set in Scotland OR with a character that plays football (soccer).
Rival Penelope Douglas 4/22/19

12. April 12th French serial killer Henri DΓ©sirΓ© Landru is arrested.
Read a book with a character that is a serial killer OR a Thriller.
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight Darynda Jones 4/16/19

13. June 28th - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, formally ending World War I.
Read a book with a MPG of War or with a character that is in WWI.
Runaway Girl Tessa Bailey 4/14/19

14. December 1st - XWA (modern-day CINW), in Montreal, becomes the first public radio station in North America to go on the air.
Read a book with a character that works for a radio station OR set in Canada.
Watcher in the Woods Kelley Armstrong 4/30/19

15. December 19th - – The fictional character Ham Gravy makes his dΓ©but in Thimble Theatre comics in the United States.
Read a book with a "FOOD" word in the title or read a graphic novel.
A Honeybun and Coffee Sam Cheever 4/13/19    

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

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

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

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

TLC April Scavenger Hunt - Bowling

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Monthly Challenges   April Scavenger Hunt - Bowling

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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.
*Any reasonable forms are accepted.

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.
Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.

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.)

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April Scavenger Hunt - Bowling
Duration: April 1, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Choose your level:

Spare: 10-20 words
Strike: 21-40 words
Turkey: 41-50 words

List:

Haunting the Deep Adriana Mather 4/2/19
1. Alley p 252 ...shadowed alley next to a brick...
2. Approach p 65 ...as we approach her massive...
3. Automatic p 92 ...with an automatic A.
4. Bag p 76 Mary picks up her bag, which...
5. Ball p 55 ...into a messy ball on top of...
6. Beer p 107 ...the house-made rootbeer.
7. Blind p 60 Stop being so blind.
8. Block p 66 ...this helps block them.
9. Blow p 56 I blow him a kiss.
11. Clean p 105 ...coming clean with Jaxon...
14. Finger p 60 She shakes a finger at me.
16. Frame p 106 Small tea lights frame the windows.
18. Hand p 65 ...lays a hand on it...
19. Head p 37 My head spins.
20. Hole p 36 ...putting a huge hole in it.
21. Hook p 37 ...looking for your boot hook.
22. Lane p 99 ...left on Blackbird Lane.
23. Lift p 138 I lift my chin.
25. Miss p 82 May I serve you wine, Miss?
27. Open p 36 ...and open the door again.
28. Perfect p 93 Great, perfect, Mr. Wardwell says.
29. Pin p 80 ...updo with more pins than I can count.
30. Pit p 88 ...in the pit of my stomach.
31. Pocket p 100 ...my hoodie pocket and drop...
34. Roll p 66 Alice rolls her eyes at me.
36. Set p 42 ...stubbornly set her jaw.
37. Shirt p 100 ...white button down shirt,...
38. Shoes p 65 ...and our shoes echo off the...
40. Spare p 304 Do not a spare a detail.
41. Split p 155 For a split second, Elijah...
42. Straight p 61 Her straight thick hair...
43. Stand p 61 I stand up too.
44. Strike p 255 I hear him strike a match...
46. Target p 100 I became a target at school.
47. Team p 92 And the winning team will be...
48. Ten p 72 ...usually hear from him ten times a day.
49. Towel p 103 ...on the dish towel draped over...    

Over the Middle Lauren Landish 4/3/19
17. Gutter Loc 2394 ...smart for that much gutter language, so I always...
35. Score Loc 1753 ...next deal, some new score.

California Girls Susan Mallery 4/3/19
13. Curve p 305 ...her mouth to curve slightly at the....
24. Loft p 126 ...reached the loft and stood staring...
26. Mixer p 106 ...a choice of mixers in the ...
39. Soda p 104 ...vodka and soda, to stay...
45. Sweep p 177 ...who could sweep you off...
50. Turkey p 237 ...Hayes and the turkey baster.

A Willing Murder Jude Deveraux 4/4/19
15. Foul p 161 Roy was in a foul mood,...

Magic Breaks Ilona Andrews 4/8/19
32. Rake p 99 The claws raked my steel-ted boot,...
33. Reset p 179 His nose reset itself.

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You Ally Carter 4/11/19
10. Bowling p 194 I mean, I looked movie okay or bowling okay.

Rival Penelope Douglas 4/22/19
12. Creeper p 42 I turned left first. Aidan wasn’t a creeper.

TLC Let's Go Bowling

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Yearly Challenges       Let's Go Bowling      

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Let's Go Bowling
Duration: April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020

Levels:

Level 1: 1-12 tasks
Level 2: 13-24 tasks
Level 3: 25+ tasks

The tasks may be used as many times as you wish.

TASKS:
Bowling is a target sport and recreational activity in which a player rolls or throws a bowling ball toward pins or another target.

🎳 Read a book with a target on the cover.
🎳 Read a book with a round object on the cover.
🎳 Read a book where a character participates in a recreational activity. Tell us the activity.
🎳 Read a book with a bowling ball or pin on the cover.

In pin bowling, the goal is to knock over pins at the end of a lane, with either two or three balls per frame allowed to knock down all pins. A strike is achieved when all the pins are knocked down on the first roll, and a spare is achieved all the pins are knocked over on a second roll.
🎳 Read a book where something is knocked over. Tell us what that item is.
🎳 Read a book where the words STRIKE or SPARE is found in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc#.

Lanes have wood or synthetic surfaces onto which protective lubricating oil is applied in different specified oil patterns that vary ball path characteristics.
🎳 Read a book with a pattern on the cover.
🎳 Read a book with an item on the cover that resembles a bowling lane.

In target bowling, the aim is usually to get the ball as close to a mark as possible. The surface in target bowling may be grass, gravel, or synthetic. Bowls, skittles, kegel, bocce, carpet bowls, pΓ©tanque, and boules may have both indoor and outdoor varieties.
🎳 Read a book where a character plays outdoor bowling.
🎳 Read a book with a large lawn on the cover.

Bowling is played by 100 million people in more than 90 countries (including 70 million in the United States), and is the subject of video games.
🎳 Read a book where a character goes bowling.
🎳 Read a book where a character plays a bowling video game.

In the U.S. and Canada, the term bowling usually refers to ten-pin bowling, whereas in the U.K. and Commonwealth countries the term often denotes lawn bowls.
🎳 Read a book set in the US, Canada or the UK.

English King Henry VIII was an avid bowler. In 1530 he acquired Whitehall Palace in central London as his new residence, having it extensively rebuilt complete with outdoor bowling lanes, indoor tennis court, jousting tiltyard, and cockfighting pit.
🎳 Read a book with King Henry VIII as a character.
🎳 Read a book set in London.

In 1609 Dutch East India Company explorer Henry Hudson discovered Hudson Bay, bringing Dutch colonization to New Amsterdam (later New York); Hudson's men brought some form of lawn bowling with them. In 1670 Dutchmen liked to bowl at the Old King’s Arms Tavern near modern-day 2nd and Broadway in New York City.
🎳 Read a book whose author's initials are the same letter.
🎳 Read a book set in New York City.
🎳 Read a book where a character goes to a tavern.
🎳 Read a book by a Dutch author.

In 1733 Bowling Green (a venue for lawn bowling) in New York City was built on the site of a Dutch cattle market and parade ground, becoming the city's oldest public park to survive to modern times.
🎳 Read a book where a character goes to the park.
🎳 Read a book set in a large city.

On 9 September 1895, the modern standardized rules for ten-pin bowling were established in New York City by the new American Bowling Congress (ABC) which later became the United States Bowling Congress.
🎳 Read a book with the letters ABC are in the title (in any order).
🎳 Read a book published in September.
🎳 Read a book with 1, 5, 8, or 9 in the page count.

In 1913 the monthly Bowlers Journal was founded in Chicago, Illinois, continuing to publish to the present day.
🎳 Read a book where a character either works at a magazine or reads one.
🎳 Read a book with a 19 in the publication year.

In 1958 the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) was founded in Akron, Ohio by Don Carter, Dick Weber, Dick Hoover, Buzz Fazio, Carmen Salvino, Glenn Allison et al., reaching 4,300 members in 14 countries worldwide.
🎳 Read a book whose title begins with P, B or A.

Bowling is a set piece for the featured number, "Score Tonight," in the 1982 film, Grease 2. Kingpin is a 1996 comedy film about a professional bowler who loses his hand but ends up making it back into professional bowling using a prosthetic hand. Ten-pin bowling is a frequent motif in the 1998 Coen brothers' film The Big Lebowski. The 2002 Australian comedy film Crackerjack centres on activities at a lawn bowls club.
🎳 Read a Series #2.
🎳 Read a book where a character wears a prosthetic.
🎳 Read a book that makes you laugh.
🎳 Read a book set in Australia.


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

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

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

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

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Friday, March 15, 2019

TLC Reading the Seasons -Spring 2019

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Quarterly Challenges       Reading the Seasons -Spring 2019

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Object: The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by the end of the quarter.

Read books for the tasks listed below. Some (but not all) tasks will have opportunities to collect bonus points.

You may the tasks as many times as you wish.

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!

SCORING: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task PLUS 2 points for each bonus task.

EXAMPLE:
TASK: Read a book set in USA (Bonus: set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies')

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

You read a book set in Delaware (which is one of the 13 colonies) = 1 point for USA + 2 points for Delaware
Total: 3 points

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

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Reading the Seasons -Spring
Duration: 20 March 2019 - 21 June 2019

Levels:

3-15 points - Super Seasonal
16-30 points - Spring Fling
31+ points - Beautiful Blossoms

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in March, April, May or June of any year. (Bonus: Published in Mar/Apr/May/Jun 2019)
1 pt. - March Written in Red Anne Bishop 3/25/19
1 pt. - March Murder of Crows Anne Bishop 3/27/19
1 pt. - March Vision in Silver Anne Bishop 3/29/19
1 pt. - May Charcoal Notes Grace Harper 3/31/19
1 pt. - June Over the Middle Lauren Landish 4/3/19
1 pt. - April Before I Let You Go Kelly Rimmer 4/6/19
1 pt. - April I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You Ally Carter 4/11/19
1 pt. - March Getaway Girl Tessa Bailey 4/15/19
1 pt. - April Rebel Heir Vi Keeland 4/21/19
1 pt. - May Rebel Heart Penelope Ward 4/22/19
3 pts.- April 2019 Wolfhunter River Rachel Caine 5/8/19
3 pts.- May 2019 Truman Lori Wilde 5/16/19
3 pts. May 2019 Storm Cursed Patricia Briggs 5/30/19

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in SPRING (exclude A, An and The).
1 pt. Say You're Sorry Karen Rose 3/21/19
1 pt. Sweet Little Memories Abbi Glines 4/20/19
1 pt. Rebound Sabrina York 4/27/19
1 pt. Riverbend Road RaeAnne Thayne 4/28/19
1 pt. The Sinner Tess Gerritsen 5/2/19
1 pt. Never Tell Lisa Gardner 5/24/19
1 pt. Sapphire Nights Patricia Rice 5/29/19
1 pt. The Night Mark Tiffany Reisz 6/2/19
1 pt. Going Wild Gretchen Galway 6/3/19

3. Read a book with the letters B I R T H somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'BIRTH' in order in the title, may be Birth, Rebirth, Birthed, etc.)
1 pt. The Bourbon Thief Tiffany Reisz 6/1/19

4. Read a book with a spring word in the title. (Bonus: 'Spring' 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: An umbrella, rabbit or spring flowers (tulip, daffodil, etc) - Show us the cover.
1 pt. Sweet Little Lies (Sweet, #2) by Abbi Glines Sweet Little Lies Abbi Glines 4/19/19

6. March 21: Purim or Holi celebrated by Jews and Hindus/Sikhs/Jains
Read a book with a Jewish or Hindu/Sikh/Jain character OR with a character that gives food to the needy or repairs a broken relationship.
1 pt. - food to needy California Girls Susan Mallery 4/3/19
1 pt. - repairs a broken relationship Rainy Day Sisters Kate Hewitt 4/29/19
1 pt. - repairs a broken relationship Broken Lauren Layne 5/7/19
1 pt. - Food to Needy Playing for Keeps Jill Shalvis 5/11/19
1 pt. relationship Until Harry L.A. Casey 5/27/19

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

8. April 2: Isra and Mi'rajThe day emphasizes the importance of prayer and reviews the relative importance of the trip Prophet Mohammad made from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascension into heaven.
Read a book where a character prays. (Bonus: Praying hands on the cover.)
1 pt. Magic Binds Ilona Andrews 5/6/19
1 pt. Along the Infinite Sea Beatriz Williams 5/21/19
1 pt. The Mephisto Club Tess Gerritsen 6/10/19

9. April 7: National Beer Day - Read a book where a character drinks a beer.
1 pt. Deal Breakers Laura Lee 3/30/19
1 pt. Deal Takers Laura Lee 3/30/19
1 pt. Fall Kristen Callihan 4/9/19
1 pt. Drawing Free Elena Aitken 5/13/19

10. April 9: National Library Workers Day - Read a book where a character works in a library. (Bonus: The MC is a librarian.)
1 pt. Marked in Flesh Anne Bishop 4/26/19

11. April 12: Walk on Your Wild Side Day encourages us to take a chance. Use this day to do something out of the ordinary, unusual or even extraordinary.
Read a book from a genre you don't normally read OR where a character does something out of the ordinary, unusual or even extraordinary.
1 pt. - Unusual Runaway Girl Tessa Bailey 4/14/19
1 pt. - out of ordinary Tiny Little Thing Beatriz Williams 5/3/19

12. Easter - Read a book where Easter is celebrated OR from the Christian genre.

13. April 24: Administrative Professionals Day - Read a book where a character is a secretary or administrative assistant.
1 pt. Finding Margo Susanne O'Leary 4/6/19
1 pt. Fast Burn Lori Foster 4/23/19

14. April 26: Arbor Day - Arbor Day originated in Nebraska by J. Sterling Morton.
Read a book with a tree on the cover OR with an author that uses an initial.
1 pt. - Tree A Willing Murder (A Medlar Mystery #1) by Jude Deveraux A Willing Murder Jude Deveraux 4/4/19
1 pt. - Initial Trial by Fire J.A. Jance 4/10/19
1 pt. Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay, #6) by Jill Shalvis Hot Winter Nights Jill Shalvis 5/9/19
1 pt. Queen of Someday Sherry D. Ficklin 5/15/19
1 pt. Emerge S.E. Hall 5/17/19
1 pt. Embrace S.E. Hall 5/18/19
1 pt. Entice S.E. Hall 5/19/19

15. Cinco de Mayo - Read a book with a Mexican or Mexican American character OR a Series #5.
1 pt. Mexican character Unstoppable Laura Griffin 5/1/19

16. May 11: Twilight Zone Day – Read a book that can be described as mysterious, weird, surreal and perhaps a little scary OR with a black and white cover.
1 pt. Enrage (Eagle Elite, #8) by Rachel Van Dyken Enrage Rachel Van Dyken 4/12/18
1 pt. Eleventh Grave in Moonlight Darynda Jones 4/16/19

17. May 25: National Towel Day - Read a book where a character uses a towel OR by an author whose last name begins with A. (Bonus: A towel on the cover.)
1 pt. - Towel A Justified Murder Jude Deveraux 4/5/19
1 pt. Magic Breaks Ilona Andrews 4/8/19
1 pt.- towel Sweet Little Thing Abbi Glines 4/19/19
1 pt. Author Magic Shifts Ilona Andrews 5/4/19
1 pt. Author Watcher in the Woods Kelley Armstrong 4/30/19

18. June 7: National Doughnut Day - Read a book where a character enjoys a doughnut OR is a baker.
1 pt. - Baker Haunting the Deep Adriana Mather 4/2/19
1 pt. - doughnut Rival Penelope Douglas 4/22/19
1 pt. doughnut The Fix Sylvie Stewart 5/31/19

19. June 14: Flag Day (US) – Read a book with a US flag on the cover.

20. June 16: Father's Day – Read a book with a character who is a father. (Bonus: The MC is a father.)
1 pt. A Honeybun and Coffee Sam Cheever 4/13/19
1 pt. The Trouble with Twelfth Grave Darynda Jones 4/17/19
3 pts. Vermilion Drift William Kent Krueger 4/18/19
1 pt. No One to Hold Arell Rivers 5/12/19
3 pts. Once A Wife Patricia Keelyn 5/14/19
1 pt. Body Double Tess Gerritsen 5/15/19
1 pt. Vanish Tess Gerritsen 5/23/19
1 pt. Our Little Lies Sue Watson 5/28/19
1 pt. Cowboy Dark Tess Oliver 6/7/19
1 pt. Magic Triumphs Ilona Andrews 6/11/19         


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

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

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

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