Tuesday, February 28, 2017

From Sea to Shining Sea - Ohio

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads


From Sea to Shining Sea - Ohio
Mar 01, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017

1. Ohio is the seventeenth state to gain admission to the United States, doing so on March 1, 1803. The state takes its name from the Ohio river, Ohio being the Iroquois word "ohi-yo" meaning great river or large creek. Its nickname is Buckeye state, for the Ohio Buckeye trees. Columbus is its capital.
✒ Read a book that was first published in 2017 -or- read a book with a deer on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book whose title begins with the letter C (all words count!)
Collision Course Chuck Gleason 3/9/17

2. Ohio was partitioned out of the Northwest Territory when Congress determined that the population of the territory was growing rapidly and Ohio could begin the path to statehood. Today, Ohio has the 10th largest highway network in the country and is within a day's ride of 50% of the population of the United States (it's said that 50% of America lives within a 500 mile radius of Columbus) and 70% of its manufacturing capacity. The bordering states of Ohio are Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and West Virginia. It also shares a border on the north with Canada along Lake Erie.
✒ Read a book with a word meaning road in its title (compound words are only okay as long as they still mean road) -or- read a book more than 50% into the series (for example, books 6-10 in a ten book series) -or- read a book set on the shores of one of the Great Lakes (tell us where it is set).
All the Little Liars Charlaine Harris 3/5/17

3. The state tree of Ohio is the Ohio Buckeye, which produces little brown nuts resembling the eye of a deer. Red Carnation is its state flower, its state bird is Northern Cardinal, the white tailed deer the state mammal. The state seal of Ohio shows a rising sun with 13 rays symbolizing the original thirteen colonies, a sheaf of wheat in the foreground as the symbol of agriculture. Standing next to the wheat is a bundle of 17 arrows symbolizing Ohio's Native Americans and also symbolizing Ohio as the 17th state to enter the Union. The flag of Ohio is not a rectangle but a pennant, the only state in the US to have a pennant shaped flag.
✒ Read a book that has a Native American main character -or- read a book whose cover is 75% red (post the cover) -or- read a book in which someone farms.
The Roots of the Olive Tree Courtney Miller Santo 3/16/17

4. Ohio is the birth state of no less than eight US presidents earning it the moniker "The Mother of Presidents". The only other state to claim 8 presidents is Virginia (which also claims the nickname). William Henry Harrison (9th president, who was actually born in Virginia but adopted Ohio), Ulysses S. Grant (18th president), Rutherford B. Hayes (19th president), James A. Garfield (20th president), Benjamin Harrison (23rd president), William McKinley (25th president), William Howard Taft (27th president) and Warren G. Harding (29th president) make up the roster. Ohio's other famous residents include Neil Armstrong (and 23 other astronauts!), Paul Newman, Annie Oakley, Steven Spielberg and the Wright Brothers.
✒ Read a book with a politician main character -or- read a book that somehow relates to one of the movies directed by Steven Spielberg (let us know which movie, and how your book fits) -or- read a book that features either an astronaut or a pilot.
Desire After Dark Marie Force 3/26/17

5. The Great Serpent Mound is a 1,348-foot-long, three-foot-high prehistoric effigy mound on a plateau of the Serpent Mound crater along Ohio Brush Creek in Adams County, Ohio. The Serpent Mound of Ohio was first reported from surveys by Ephraim Squire and Edwin Davis in their historic volume Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, published in 1848 by the newly founded Smithsonian Museum. Researchers have attributed construction of the mound to three different prehistoric indigenous cultures. Originally thought to be Adena in origin, a 1996 carbon dating study led scholars to believe the mound was built by members of the Fort Ancient culture around 1070 CE. Most recent dating places the mound at around 300 BCE, once again suggesting Adena construction. Serpent Mound is the largest serpent effigy in the world. There are serpent effigies in Scotland and Ontario that are very similar.
✒ Read a book set in ancient times (anything 1200s and older) -or- read a book with a snake or a grave on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book in which an object is dated using carbon dating (tell us what it is).
Darkest Journey (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham Darkest Journey Heather Graham 3/1/17

6. The Buckeye State is the first to have established an ambulance service in Cincinnati in 1865. Cincinnati also had the first professional city fire department. Cleveland was the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879. It was where America's first traffic light began. Incidentally, it was also the site for the first pedestrian button for the control of a traffic light. James Ritty invented the cash register in 1879 to stop his patrons from pilfering house profits. The first full time automobile service station was opened in 1899 in Ohio. John Lambert made the first American automobile, Charles Kettering the first automobile self-starter, Roy Plunkett invented Teflon in 1938. And Charles Goodyear of Akron developed the process for vulcanizing rubber, making Akron the rubber capital of the world.
✒ Read a book with a kitchen utensil on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book set in the 1800s -or- read a book with a main character in one of the emergency services.
Flashpoint Jill Shalvis 3/17/17

7. Ohio has an intense relationship with sports. The Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869 were the first ever professional baseball team. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio. The Cleveland Browns allegedly have the largest fan following in all of NFL, despite not having won a championship since 1964. Jesse Owens, the Olympics gold medalist, grew up in Cleveland. Long jumper DeHart Hubbard became the first African American to earn an Olympic Gold Medal, and he too hailed from Ohio.
Read a book in which a professional sport is observed or played -or- read a book that was first published in one of the years a Summer Olympic game was held (the years are on the right side of the wiki) -or- read a book with a predominantly brown cover (post the cover).
Perfect Sense Amanda Cowen 3/14/17

8. There are some foods that Ohio is well known for. Buckeyes, of course, made usually during holidays, is a peanut butter candy covered with chocolate. Ohio gave America its first hot dog, and the chili dog variation. The Thurmanator, a monster 1.5 pound meat burger, originated in Thurman's Cafe and has been featured on television several times, first appearing on an episode of Man Vs. Food. Skyline Chili is a Cincinnati institution, selling Cincinnati style chili served over spaghetti or hot dogs, its unique taste coming from a combination of spices that includes cinnamon and chocolate.
✒ Read a book marked Food on the main GR page -or- read a book with a spice in its title -or- read a book in which a character eats one of the foods mentioned above. Hot Dog
Summer Desserts Nora Roberts 3/27/17
9. Lake Erie has its own Loch Ness style monster, and she's called Bessie, or South Bay Bessie. The first recorded sighting of Bessie occurred in 1793, and more sightings have occurred intermittently and in greater frequency in the last three decades. Bessie is reported to be snake-like and 9-12m long, at least a foot in diameter, with a grayish color. While shooting at ducks north of Sandusky in 1793, the captain of the sloop Felicity startled a large creature (snake) described as “more than a rod (16 ½ ft.) in length”. An original $5,000 reward (later upped to $100,000) has been offered by Thomas Solberg of Huron Lagoons Marina for the capture of Bessie.
✒ Read a book with an imaginary animal in it (tell us what it is) -or- read a book whose author initials are in "SOUTHBAYBESSIE" -or- read a book greater than 500 pages (tell us the number of pages).
Falling in Deeper Shayla Black 3/7/17

10. In Ohio, women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public. It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday (although you can do so every other day of the week). It is also illegal to get a fish drunk, just in case you thought such a thing was possible. It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house. And in case you do break all these laws, do so on Sunday, because no civil arrests may be made on Sunday or on the Fourth of July. 
✒ Read a book with shoes on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book in which a real whale is seen -or- read a book where a character breaks the law but does not get caught (cozy mystery heroines breaking and entering to snoop count).
Silence Fallen Patricia Briggs 3/12/17


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❖ If you want to participate in a challenge, sign up by posting at least a partial list of the challenge requirements. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses. 

❖ Books must be at least 150 pages long (unless they are graphic novels, see below) and may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged.

❖ Graphic novels must be at least 300 pages long, but two books can be combined to make up the page count as long as they both meet the same criteria.

❖ For each book you read, please post a link to the title and mention the author and the date you finished reading it. If a challenge task gives several options, make it clear which option you’ve chosen. If the task calls for an item/color 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. 

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