Thursday, October 27, 2016

From Sea to Shining Sea - Kentucky

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads

From Sea to Shining Sea - Kentucky
Duration: Nov 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

1. Kentucky attained statehood on June 01, 1792, becoming the 15th state of the United States of America. Kentucky was never a territory, it was part of Virginia until it became a state. The name Kentucky is of Native American origin, and has been attributed to several languages with several possible meanings, including the Iroquois word "Ken-tah-ten" which means "The Land of Tomorrow". Its capital city is Frankfort.
✒ Read a book that has 15 intact in its year of first publication (tell us the year) -or- read a book whose title has the following format: The _______ of ________ (The Book of Speculation works, The Last Days of Night won't) -or- read a book that is a spinoff of another book/series (mention the original book/series).
Newport Jill Morrow 11/2/16

2. Kentucky is the 26th largest state in the United States in terms of size. It shares a border with seven other states: West Virginia in the east, Virginia in the southeast, Tennessee in the south, Missouri in the west, Illinois and Indiana in the northwest, and Ohio to the north and northeast. In 1774, James Harrod constructed the first settlement in Kentucky at Fort Harrod (present day Harrodsburg). Boonesboro was established in 1775 and many other settlements were created soon after.
✒ Read a book that is #7 or higher in a series (mention the series) -or- read a book whose author was born or raised in one of the border states of Kentucky (mention the state) -or- read a book whose main character's LAST name starts with a letter in HARROD (mention the name).
(Blacktop Cowboys #8)
Hang Tough Lorelei James 11/7/16

3. Kentucky is the Bluegrass State, named for the grass that grows on Kentucky's limestone soil. Bluegrass is actually green, but in spring bluegrass produces bluish purple buds that give a rich blue cast to the grass when seen in large fields. The northern cardinal is Kentucky's state bird, the tulip poplar is its state tree & flower is the goldenrod. Kentucky's state horse is the thoroughbred, and its drink is... milk. Blue Moon of Kentucky is its state (bluegrass) song. Kentucky's motto is "United We Stand, Divided We Fall".
✒ Read a book whose cover is predominantly green, blue or purple (post the cover) -or- read a book in which (plain) milk is drunk by adults -or- read a book in which a group either comes together for a common cause, or divides for whatever reason (mention how the book fits).
When I Fall J. Daniels 11/1/16 

4. The Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" or "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate duration, and is also called "The Run for the Roses" for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. The Kentucky Derby has been run every consecutive year since 1875. The winner of the 2016 Derby (the 142nd running of the race) was Nyquist. The derby has its own traditions, one being the drinking of the beverage of the Derby, mint julep, an iced drink consisting of bourbon, mint and sugar syrup. A typical Derby crowd drinks 120,000 liters of julep, draining 7,000 liters of bourbon.
✒ Read a book whose title AND author's initials appear in the name of the horse you picked from this list of Winners of the Kentucky Derby (count the middle initial(s) if the author has any; mention the horse and the year) -or- read a book with a large rose(s) on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book marked "Southern" on its main page and in which mint julep is drunk.
 - 1985 Spend A Buck
Emergency Delivery Samanthe Beck 11/5/16

5. Even though bourbon can be made anywhere within the United States where it is legal to distill spirits, the word has been associated with the whiskey distilled from Kentucky's Bourbon County (which was originally in Virginia) for a long time. Most distilleries also happen to be located in Kentucky. As of 2014, 95% of all bourbon is produced in Kentucky. The state had more than 5.3 million barrels of bourbon, a number more than the state's population. Internet myth has it that Bourbon County is one of Kentucky's dry counties, but that is not true. Kentucky's bourbon manufacturers offer a Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a tour of the area's 9 distilleries, where, in addition to the tastings, customers can buy 3 liters of whiskey per day, provided they are above the legal age for drinking.
✒ Read a book which has an alcoholic beverage on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book which is set in a town/city that has a population less than 5.3 million (mention the town/city and its population) -or- read a book where something is debunked as a myth (mention how the book fits)
(New Orleans/Population (2015) 389,617 )
His Brown-Eyed Girl Liz Talley 11/20/16

6. The Hatfield–McCoy feud, or the McCoy-Hatfield feud or the Hatfield–McCoy war as some papers at the time called it, involved two rural families of the West Virginia–Kentucky area along the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River in the years 1863–1891. The Hatfields of West Virginia were led by William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield while the McCoys of Kentucky were under the leadership of Randolph "Ole Ran'l" McCoy. The feud has entered the American folklore lexicon as a metonym for any bitterly feuding rival parties. More than a century later, the feud has become synonymous with the perils of family honor, justice, and revenge. The feud has its roots in the Civil War, when Asa Harmon McCoy was killed as he returned from the war, murdered by a group called Logan Wildcats, of which Devil Anse Hatfield was a member. Although he was confirmed to be sick at home at the time, his Uncle Jim Vance was believed to have committed the murder. Before and during the feud, the families intermarried and switched loyalties frequently.
✒ Read a book which has a feud between two families as a plot point -or- read a book in which a main character goes mostly by nickname (mention the character's name as well as nickname) -or- read a book with the genre True Crime appearing on its main page.
Room for You Beth Ehemann 11/8/16

7. Unlike Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima, and Betty Crocker, Colonel Sanders really did exist. Harland Sanders, who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky during the Great Depression, was the man behind Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). Sanders identified the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first restaurant of the KFC franchise was begun in Utah in 1952. By branding himself as "Colonel Sanders", Harland became a prominent figure of American cultural history, and his image remains widely used in KFC advertising. However, the company's rapid expansion overwhelmed the aging Sanders, and, in 1964, he sold it to a group of investors led by John Y. Brown, Jr. and Jack C. Massey. Today, it is the second largest restaurant chain in the world (only McDonald's is ahead of it in terms of sale), with over 20,000 locations in 123 countries and territories. It is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
✒ Read a book in which a main character owns a food establishment -or- read a book with an older man's face on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book that appears on any of the lists in Publisher Weekly's bestsellers list (mention the list and the date you saw the book on the list).
Romance Summer Reads 2016 11/3/16
All In Simona Ahrnstedt 11/3/16

8. Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. national park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941. The park's 52,830 acres are located primarily in Edmonson County, Kentucky, with small areas extending eastward into Hart County and Barren County. It is centered on the Green River, with a tributary, the Nolin River, feeding into the Green just inside the park. With 405 miles (652 km) of surveyed passageways Mammoth Cave is by far the world's longest known cave system, being over twice as long as the second-longest cave system, Mexico's Sac Actun underwater cave. Mammoth Cave is the second oldest tourist attraction of the United States, after Niagara Falls. Mammoth Cave is home to the endangered Kentucky cave shrimp, a sightless albino shrimp.
✒ Read a book in which a character travels underground for whatever reason -or- read a book whose title has a word from the synonyms of the word Mammoth -or- read a book with a water creature (real or fictional) on the cover (post the cover).
Long Time Coming Jayne Rylon 12/1/16

9. Kentucky's Barren County has some of the state's most fertile soil, and was even named rural America's best place to live by Progressive Farmer magazine. Frederick Vinson, the 13th Chief Justice of the US, began life in a Louisa County jailhouse. Treasurer "Honest" Dick Tate, however, didn't live up to his name, as he absconded with a quarter million dollars from the state treasury in 1888. Bowling Green is the birthplace of Corvettes (which is also Kentucky's state car). Post-It notes are made only in Cynthiana, and the exact number of them manufactured each year is a closely guarded trade secret. Cumberland Falls in the Daniel Boone National Forest is one of the few places on earth to see a moonbow (a rainbow formed by moonlight rather than sunlight). The melody of the song "Happy Birthday" was composed in 1893 by Patty and Mildred Hill, two Louisville sisters. Mother's Day also originated in Kentucky, when schoolteacher Mary Towles Sasseen created it for her own mama (much before West Virginia's Ann Jarvis made it into the mammoth holiday it is now). The public saw an electric light for the first time in Louisville. Thomas Edison introduced his incandescent light bulb to crowds at the Southern Exposition in 1883.
✒ Read a book with opposing words in the title (like Black and white, boy and girl etc.) -or- read a book which has either a waterfall or a moon on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book in which the main character is a mother.
Wait For Morning (Sniper 1 Security, #1) by Nicole Edwards Wait For Morning Nicole Edwards 11/12/16

10. In Kentucky, you may not throw eggs at a public speaker unless you are willing to face up to a year in prison. A cat (or dog) cannot molest cars. In Owensboro, wives are not allowed to buy hats without their husband's permission. It is against the law to shoot off a policeman's tie, or to hunt fish with a bow and arrow. And it is illegal to remarry the same man four times.
✒ Read a book in which a character has been married at least three times (to the same or different spouse) -or- read a book with an item of clothing on the cover (the clothing should be by itself and not worn, post the cover) -or- read a book which has cats or dogs in prominent roles. 
Virtuous M.S. Force 11/13/16

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