Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Favorite Album - American Beauty

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads


Favorite Album - American Beauty
Date: 11/01/16 - 12/31/16

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Are you ready for our last Favorite Album challenge for 2016? This challenge will be based on Grateful Dead's "American Beauty" album. Thanks Michelle M for recommending this one!

Challenge Rules:
The page limit requirement is 125 pages; however, participants are welcome to combine smaller books to reach this requirement. All books and formats are allowed (children's, manga, graphic novels, audiobooks, etc). When updating your challenge with the books you've read, please include: (1) book title link, (2) the author's name, (3) the date you finished reading the book.

1. AMERICAN BEAUTY:
American Beauty is the fifth studio album by Grateful Dead. 
➜Read a book whose title begins with "A" OR the fifth book from your TBR.
All In Simona Ahrnstedt 11/3/16

2. LENGTH:
The album runs 42 minutes, 41 seconds.
➜ Read a book whose total number of pages shows the numbers 4 and 1, or 4 and 2 (any order). Example: 401 Pages, 224 Pages, etc.
416 pages
New Leaf Catherine Anderson 11/2/16


3. LABEL:
The album was released on the Warner Bros. label.
➜Read a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in WARNERBROS.
Emergency Delivery Samanthe Beck 11/5/16

4. RELEASE DATE:
American Beauty was released on November 1, 1970. 
➜Read a book published in November.
All I Want J. Daniels 11/1/16

5. ROLLING STONE'S LIST:
In 2003, American Beauty was ranked at #258 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
➜Read a series book #2, #5 or #8, OR a book published in 2003.
The Trouble with Mistletoe Jill Shalvis 11/3/16

6. STUDIO:
It was recorded at Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco, California.
➜Read a book set in California, or a book whose title ENDS with "R".
Never Say Never Nicole Edwards 11/13/16

7. COVER:
The album cover is very colorful with a rose featured in the center.
➜Read a book with a colorful cover, or one with a rose found on the cover.
The One Real Thing (Hart's Boardwalk, #1) by Samantha Young The One Real Thing Samantha Young 11/10/16

8. PRODUCER:
American Beauty was produced by Grateful Dead and Steve Barncard.
➜Read a book with a character or author named Jerry, Bob, Ron, Phil, Bill or Steve (first or last). 
The Flower Arrangement Ella Griffin 11/4/16

9. BILLBOARD 200:
American Beauty ultimately peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200.
➜Read a book between #1 and #13 from your TBR, OR a series book #13 or above.
 (Long, Tall Texans #45)
Defender Diana Palmer 11/15/16


10. GRATEFUL DEAD:
The Grateful Dead was formed in Palo Alto, California in 1965.
➜Read a book in which the first letter of each title word can be found in GRATEFULDEAD.
Grace Juliana Stone 11/25/16

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