Thursday, October 27, 2016

Feels Like December

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads


FEELS LIKE DECEMBER
DURATION: November 1 - April 30, 2017

Before she stepped down as a mod for our group, Angie left us with a rough draft for this challenge. The rest of us liked her idea, so we took her draft, left her intro intact, and came up with this challenge for you. Thanks, Angie!

Temperatures are starting to drop around here, so I thought I would make a challenge based on all the words I associate with December/winter. Please remember I am from Canada. I realize not everyone around the world has the same temperatures this time of year, but I hope no matter where you live, you will join us for some fun! =)

We have done many scavenger-type challenges, and challenges based on the colour of the cover/items on the cover, but I don’t know if we have ever put the two together. SO PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!!

FIRST choose any TWO colours that represent the holidays for you. The books you choose for EVERY task below must be one of these two colors. Your chosen colour must cover at least 25% of the book cover. EXCEPTION: If you have chosen white or black then your book must be at least 50% white or black. 

You CANNOT combine colors to equal the 25% minimum. If you've chosen red and green, for example, the book's cover must be at least 25% red or 25% green; you cannot combine the red and green to equal the 25% requirement. 

IN SUMMARY: To finish a task, your book's cover MUST be at least 25% of one of your chosen colours. If you've chosen black or white, the cover must be at least 50% that color.

To complete the challenge, choose 20 of the tasks below and read books that meet the requirements, remembering that the covers must be one of your two chosen colors in order to fill the spot. You do NOT need to choose the tasks now, but if you'd like to do so, you certainly may. 


THE TASKS  My Colors are Blue and Green. 20/20

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Read a book that has a “12” intact in the total number of pages. (312 pages will work, 251 pages will not work.) Tell us how many pages.

BAKING
Read a book with a main character who is a baker/chef or with a character who loves to bake.

BOXING DAY
Read a book with a verb ending in "ing" in the title.
Getting Out of Hand (Sapphire Falls, #1) by Erin Nicholas Getting Out of Hand Erin Nicholas 11/7/16

BUNDLING UP
Read a book where mittens, a scarf, or winter clothing of some type are on the cover. Must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover. 

CANDY CANES
Read a book with a striped object on the cover. Must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover. 
The Flower Arrangement by Ella Griffin The Flower Arrangement Ella Griffin 11/4/16

CHRISTMAS
Read a book that takes place during the Christmas holidays. 
The Christmas He Loved Her (Bad Boys of Crystal Lake, #2) by Juliana Stone The Christmas He Loved Her Juliana Stone 11/26/16

CHRISTMAS TREE
Read a book with at least one tree on the cover. Must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover. 
Snowbound at Christmas (Montana Men, #5.5) by Jennifer Ryan Snowbound at Christmas Jennifer Ryan 12/4/16

COLD
Read a book with a winter scene on the cover. Must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover. 
Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #1) by Kate Milford Greenglass House Kate Milford 12/2/16

END OF THE YEAR
Read the last book in a completed series OR the last book you need to finish off a challenge (tell us which challenge you finished).

FAMILY
Read a book where a family event takes place. Tell us the event.

FIREPLACE
Read a book with fire OR with a fireplace on the cover. Must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover. 
Lone Heart Pass (Ransom Canyon, #3) by Jodi Thomas Lone Heart Pass Jodi Thomas 12/7/16

GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Read a book by an author whose first AND last initials can be found in GINGERBREAD.

HANUKKAH
Read a book with a Jewish character OR a book where the first letter of EVERY word in the title can be found in FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (minimum of 3 words, A, An and The DO count.)

HOLIDAY
Read a book where a character goes on vacation. 
The One Real Thing (Hart's Boardwalk, #1) by Samantha Young The One Real Thing Samantha Young 11/10/16

HOLIDAY FEAST
Read a book with food other than dessert on the cover. Must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover. 

HOT CHOCOLATE
Read a book with a warm beverage on the cover. Must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover. 

KWANZAA
Read a book with a “Z” somewhere in the title or in the author’s name.
When All The Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz Jayne Ann Krentz 12/6/16

MISTLETOE
Read a book in which a main character receives a kiss.
The Summer He Came Home (Bad Boys of Crystal Lake, #1) by Juliana Stone The Summer He Came Home Juliana Stone 11/26/16

NAUGHTY OR NICE LIST
Read a book that has a VERY good/nice character OR a book with an evil/naughty character.
Defender (Long, Tall Texans Book 45) by Diana Palmer Defender Diana Palmer 11/15/16

NO SCHOOL/WINTER BREAK
Read a book where the main character is a teacher or student.
You Make Me (Blurred Lines, #1) by Erin McCarthy You Make Me Erin McCarthy 11/29/16

PRESENTS
Read a book with a present on the cover. Must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover. 

RELIGION
Read a book with a religious character (priest, minister, Christian, Amish etc.) or where religion is part of the plot.
Fair Haven (Castleough, #2) by JoAnn Ross Fair Haven JoAnn Ross 11/10/16

SANTA
Read a book with red on the cover. Post the cover. If red is one of the colours you have chosen for this challenge your book must be 75% red.
Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber Twelve Days of Christmas Debbie Macomber 11/21/16

SLIPPERY ROADS
Read a book in which an accident occurs.
Room for You (Cranberry Inn, #1) by Beth Ehemann Room for You Beth Ehemann 11/8/16

SLOW TRAFFIC
Read a book that was “slow-going.” 
All In by Simona Ahrnstedt All In Simona Ahrnstedt 11/3/16

SNOW
Read a book with a weather-related word in the title. 

SNOWED IN
Read a book where someone gets locked in or out of someplace.
Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher Cold Days Jim Butcher 12/10/16 

SNOWMAN
Read a book with “MAN,” intact, somewhere in the title or author’s name.
Room for More (Cranberry Inn, #2) by Beth Ehemann Room for More Beth Ehemann 11/8/16

START OF A NEW YEAR
Start a new series or read the newest book you added to your TBR. - American Royalty #1
Bedmates (American Royalty, #1) by Nichole Chase Bedmates Nichole Chase 12/11/16
SWEETS
Read a book with a sweet character OR read a book with a dessert on the cover. Must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover.
Love in Bloom by Sheila Roberts Love in Bloom Sheila Roberts 11/1/16 Sheila Roberts 11/1/16

TRADITIONS
Read a book with a title that starts with a letter found in TRADITIONS. (A, An and The DO count.)
New Leaf (Mystic Creek, #2) by Catherine Anderson New Leaf Catherine Anderson 11/2/16

WINTER SOLSTICE
Read the shortest book on your TBR that is at least 150 pages long. Tell us how many pages.

WINTER SPORTS
Read a book in which an outdoor sport is played (skiing, skating, tobogganing, etc.). Tell us the sport. 


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

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