Sunday, August 21, 2016

RRRC 2016 September Monthly Challenge

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads

2016 September Monthly Challenge

1. 'S' is for September:
READ a book that starts with 'S' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'S'.
Sweet Tomorrows Debbie Macomber 9/2/16

2. Happy Anniversary! 
READ a book
published in September of any year or 
✧from an RRRC member that joined in September of any year. Here is a link to the member list, beginning with September 2015.
The Edge of Dominance Shayla Black 9/14/16

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) author - Mari Carr: 
READ a book written by Mari Carr or any author with her first or last name (link to Mari Carr's backlist).
Elemental Pleasure Mari Carr 9/2/16

Fun Facts about Mari:
Mari is from the state of Virginia
Mari is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller for contemporary erotic romance
Writing a book was the top item in Mari’s bucket list
Mari has nearly 80 published works

READ a book 
✧set in the US or
✧tagged erotic or 
✧a best seller from any listing or
✧where someone strives for or achieves a life goal or dream or
✧with 8 or 0 in the page count

4. International Square Dancing Month: Since its beginning in the days of early America, square dance has been a popular pastime and excuse to party hard in the barn. It was brought over from England with the first settlers in the form of folk dances, which included the quadrille, jigs, reels, and the minuet. During the Revolutionary War, young America shunned anything British and thus many terms still used today in traditional square dancing are French in origins, such as promenade and do-si-do (dos-√†-dos).

READ a book 
✧that includes dancing or has a character that is a dancer or Under the Lights Abbi Glines 9/17/16
✧that is a historical romance set in America or
✧that includes French characters or characters of French descent.

5. Hispanic Heritage Month: This observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

READ a book 
✧set in any Central or South American country or 
✧where an important character is Hispanic or of Hispanic descent. 
 2 characters - a Mexican and a Cuban
Sea Rose Lane Irene Hannon 9/5/16

6. September 7 - Neither Rain Nor Snow Day: This day is a celebration of the opening of the New York Post Office building in 1914 where this inscription was included on the building: "Neither snow nor rain not heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." While that motto is widely recognized as the US Postal Service motto is in fact NOT the official motto. It was borrowed from a motto used by the Pony Express which was not (as many believe) a predecessor to the US Post Office – it was more Fed Ex than USPS!

READ a book 
✧that shows rain or snow on the cover or
Come Home to Me (Homefront, #0.5) by Jessica Scott Jessica Scott 9/4/16
✧where the delivery of something plays an important part of the story or
✧that has a horse on the cover. 

7. September 11 - Grandparent's Day: This holiday originated in 1978. Then President Jimmy Carter declared it to be the first Sunday after Labor Day.

READ a book 
✧with any character that is a grandparent or an older person or 
Forever Mine: Callaghan Brothers, Book 9 Abbie Zanders 9/2/16
✧set in or published in the 1970’s or
✧whose author initials can be found in GRANDPARENT.

8. September 19 - International Talk Like A Pirate Day: Ahoy, Matey! This day is a day just for fun, a day to let out the pirate in each of us. John Baur and Mark Summers created the concept of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on June 6, 1995. While playing racquetball, they began to talk to each other in Pirate-speak. After leaving the court, they decided that there was a need to create this day. After much thought, Mark Summers selected September 19th as the date. This was his wife's birthday. So, he thought it would be an easy date to remember. To extend the fun, take this test, Pirate Personality Test.

READ a book 
✧with a pirate character or
✧with author first or last names of John Baur or Mark Summers or
✧with a character name of John or Mark or
✧with 6, 1, 9 or 5 in the page count. 419 pages
Arrogant Master Winter Renshaw 9/12/16

9. September 27 - Oktoberfest begins in Germany: This is a two-week festival held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. While it is a giant world festival in Germany, Oktoberfest celebrations are held around the world during this time. These festivals also celebrate the rich heritage of the German people. The first festival was held in 1810.

READ a book 
✧set in Germany during any time period or
✧that is a historical romance or
✧includes a festival of any kind or
✧set in any beverage making industry (beer brewery, vineyard or winery, distillery, etc.).
Entangled Barbara Ellen Brink 9/15/16

10. Reader's Choice: 
READ any book of your choice. First Time in Forever Sarah Morgan 9/5/16

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