Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Favorite Album - Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads

Favorite Album - Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
Date: 07/01/16 - 08/31/16


The focus of our next favorite album challenge is Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits. Thanks for this great recommendation, Barb!

This album was released June 14, 1972. 
☀Read a book published in June or one published in 1972.
Here's to Us Elin Hilderbrand 7/1/16

The album is 43 minutes, 25 seconds in length. 
☀Read book a book from your TBR that is in a position between the numbers 25 and 43, or a Series Book #4
Infinite Desire Danielle Jamie 7/14/16

The album was recorded on the Columbia label. 
☀Read a book in which the author's first or last initial can be found in COLUMBIA.
Cancel the Wedding Carolyn T. Dingman 7/3/16

4. Rolling Stone's Greatest Albums of All Time:
Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits album comes in at #293 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 
☀Read a book less than 293 pages. 212
Revel Alison Ryan 7/2/16

5. Charts:
☀Read a book with a five word title (all words count).
'Til Death Do Us Part Amanda Quick 7/6/16

6. Simon & Garfunkel's Best Selling Album:
This is Simon & Garfunkel's best-selling album with over 14 million units sold in the U.S. alone. 
☀Read a book with the number 1 or number 4 found in the total number of pages. 342 pages
Tempt Me If You Can Janet Chapman 7/7/16

7. Cover:
The cover of the album shows a long-haired Paul Simon wearing a flat cap, while Art Garfunkel is pictured in a black & white striped shirt.
☀Read a book with a hat, cap or stripes shown on the cover.
All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton FrankAll Summer Long Dorothea Benton Frank 7/1/16

8. Producer:
Producers were Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and Roy Halee.
☀Read a book in which the first letter of each word in the title can be found in the following letters: SIMONGARFUNKELHALEE. 
Lovers At Heart Melissa Foster 7/3/16

9. Paul Simon:
Paul Simon was born on October 13, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey. 
☀Read a book set in New Jersey or a book by an author born in New Jersey, or a book published in October.
Made for You Lauren Layne 7/2/16

10. Art Garfunkel:
Art Garfunkel was born on November 5, 1941 in Queens, New York. 
☀Read a book set in New York or a book by an author born in New York, or a book published in November. 
Don't Let Go Michelle Lynn 7/7/16 

AMMP July Word Hunt

A Million More Pages discussion on goodreads

In the United States, July is the month of independence. It is the middle of summer and full of fun. This month's word hunt was inspired by a classic commercial forChevrolet. (Those of you who remember it from the 1970's and get the tune stuck in your head, you're welcome! :-D) The commercial was updated in 2015 just in time for the All-Star Game. So let's celebrate July with baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet.

The rules are slightly different this time around. The change is that the badges match the categories. In this case, to earn the badge, find all of the words for the category. There are still 20 words and you may use a book once per category. (The following words: home run, hot dogs, ice cream, apple pie, pickup truck, and bow tie are considered to each be one word, so they need to be found as listed.) If you find all 20 words, you will receive a special badge.


Baseball All Summer Long p. 139
Pitch Here's to Us p. 203
Bat Lovers At Heart p. 252
Home Run Summer at Willow Lake Loc 2028
Fireworks Only with You p. 43

Hot Dogs Taken by Love p. 46
Pretzels Only with You p. 35
Peanuts Here's to Us p. 222
Popcorn Lovers At Heart p. 50
Beer All Summer Long p. 168

Apple Pie Don't Let Go Loc 2219
Crust All Summer Long p. 55
Sugar Here's to Us p. 237
bake or Baked Lovers At Heart p. 24
Ice Cream Only with You p. 37

Chevy Here's to Us p. 192
Camaro Don't Let Go Loc 369 
Pickup Truck Lovers At Heart p. 153
Bow Tie In Too Deep Loc 4391

If you have found all 20 words, you have hit a Grand Slam! A Grand Slam is often celebrated with fireworks, so celebrate your accomplishment with this special badge.

2016 RaT #6, June 29 - July 5

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads

Here we are, near the end of another month -- and just a few days away from being halfway through 2016. Yikes!

This month's RaT will begin at 12:01am on Wednesday, June 29, and end at midnight on Tuesday, July 5, a total of seven days. (Use your local time for start/end times.) We're hoping that this will help you finish your June reading lists/challenges and get a head start on July's reading!

Again, our goals for this RaT will be to:
(1) complete any challenges ending in June that you haven't finished yet and start on your July challenges (remember that in order to count a book for most of our July challenges, you must read more than half of it in July) and/or
(2) work on that pile of library or borrowed books that's waiting for your attention and/or
(3) read anything you want to read, just because!

If none of these suit you this month, create your own goal and let us know what you hope to accomplish :) As you read, be sure to check in here and let us know what you've read, what you think of the book, and anything else you want to tell us about it!

What do you "need" to read during this time? And what do you *want to read? If you want to set a goal -- books finished, pages read, time spent reading -- you can do that too :) So dig out those take-out menus, set up playdates for the kids (and hubby too?), and get ready to start reading! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

WRC July 2016 Read-a-Thon, July 1 - 7th

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads

WRC July 2016 Read-a-Thon
Date: 07/01/16 - 07/07/16


Set your own goal! A certain number of books, a set number of pages, target a specific reading challenge, or if you prefer, just log what you read. Whatever works best for you, post your goal, and keep us updated.

During this read-a-thon be on the look out for:
(1) Book titles that begin with the letter 'U'
(2) Books published in July
(3) Books with the colors red, white and blue on the cover

Set a personal goal, or just log what you read.

My List:
1. All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank All Summer Long Dorothea Benton Frank 7/1/16
2. Here's to Us Elin Hilderbrand 7/1/16
3. Only with You Lauren Layne 7/2/16 (published in July)
4. Made for You Lauren Layne 7/2/16
5.  Revel Alison Ryan 7/2/16
6. Cancel the Wedding Carolyn T. Dingman 7/3/16
7. Lovers At Heart Melissa Foster 7/3/16
8. Sisters in Love Melissa Foster 7/3/16
9. Taken by Love Melissa Foster 7/4/16
10. Justified Deception Patricia Watters 7/4/16
11. Righteous Lies Patricia Watters 7/4/16
12. In Too Deep Tracey Alvarez 7/5/16 
13. Melting into You Tracey Alvarez 7/6/16 
14. 'Til Death Do Us Part Amanda Quick 7/6/16
15. Unwrapping Her Perfect Match Kat Latham 7/6/16
16. Don't Let Go Michelle Lynn 7/7/16 
17. Tempt Me If You Can Janet Chapman 7/7/16