Monday, February 27, 2017

March TCF Monthly Challenge

The Challenge Factory discussion on goodreads

The Newly Formatted TCF Monthly Challenge for March 

With the similarity of both the TCF Monthly and the What’s So Great About …? Challenge, popular vote has decided to merge the challenges! Foreman Trea will now be creating the challenge on a regular basis, so all questions/suggestions/comments should be directed to her! I know this is a rather large challenge, so I will be working to streamline it in the months ahead, and suggestions are appreciated! (Disclaimer: While I do appreciate all suggestions, not all of them will fit my concept for the challenge, and may not be used.)

How It Works: 
★Create your own challenge by mix and matching across the various tasks
★Books must be read from March 1st to March 31st
★Re-reads are allowed, but all books must be at least 75 pages in length!
Books read can be used for only one task/letter!
★When using titles in the Spell Out Tasks, the words A, And, An, and The do not count.
★You CAN change your Books at any time during the challenge.

Some Info to Keep In Mind:
♦Keep your original post updated and give a shout out in the thread when you're all done!
♦Mark books as finished by striking them out using the "< s> < /s>" HTML commands (without the spaces) or by copying and pasting a checkmark: ✔ ✓ Feel free to rate your Finished Books 1-5 ♥'s with 5 Being the Best!
♦Add a tally of completed books to your Original Post= 0/5 completed!
If you have questions, Please ask me here, or PM me!

Tasks:  9/5
Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name. For an additional challenge, if you choose to do a spell out using titles, try using the last word of the title instead of the first to spell your words.

•Madness •Gold •Green •St. Patrick's Day •Daffodil •Pisces •Rainbow •Mars •Ides •Clover •Basketball •Caesar •Bloodstone •Pisces •Aquamarine •Leprechaun •Pot of Gold •Irish •Catawampus

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: X: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month. Since the letter X is difficult to find, as long as it appears in ANY one of the listed methods, at ANY point, you can count it for that letter!! In addition, an X appearing anywhere in the series name will also count! 
Satisfaction Lexi Blake 3/10/17

♘Read a book published in the month of March in any year.
Silence Fallen Patricia Briggs 3/12/17

♘Read a book with a jonquil or a daffodil on the cover
♘Creature Feature: Leprechaun: Read a book that features Leprechauns

What’s So Great About March?
Irish Americian/Irish American Heritage Month: Read a book where a character is Irish American or travels to Ireland from America

Music in our Schools Month: Read a book with a character that is a music teacher or a musician
Red Cross Month: Read a book with a character that is a doctor or nurse, or where the Red Cross is utilized (donating to them works too)

Social Workers Month: Read a book where a character is a social worker of some type

March was named for the Roman God Mars: Read a book set in Italy, a book featuring the God Mars (Greek Counterpart of Ares also counts), a book based on Roman Mythology, or the book Wielding a Red Sword

Wacky Holidays in March
March 3rd: I Want You to Be Happy Day: Read or Re-Read a book that makes you happy

March 4th: Hug a GI Day: Read a Military Romance
Wild Card Lora Leigh 3/21/17

March 8: Be Nasty Day: Read a book with a character that acts nasty to another
March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day: Read a book with an Apple or Apple Tree on the cover or a book about Johnny Appleseed

March 11: Worship of Tools Day: Read a book with a handyman character: carpenter, plumber, contractor, handyman, etc
A Million Little Things Susan Mallery 3/22/17

March 14: National Pi Day: Read a book with a pie on the cover, where someone bakes a pie, or where a character is a mathematician (accountant will also count) 
March 18: National Quilting Day: Read a book that has a quilt on the cover, or where a character works on creating a quilt
March 20: Extraterrestrial Abductions Day: Read a book listed as Sci-Fi, or where an alien abducts someone from their home planet (Voluntary joining of a crew does not count!)

March 23: National Puppy Day: Read a book where a character gets a puppy or an adult dog
Collision Course Chuck Gleason 3/9/17

March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day: Read a book with a character that runs their own business
Luck of the Draw Cheri Allan 3/4/17

History Facts for March
March 1st: The 20-month-old son of aviation pioneer Charles A. Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home in Hopewell, New Jersey.: Read a book set in New Jersey, or where a character gets kidnapped
Falling in Deeper Shayla Black 3/7/17

March 2nd: Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 100 points in a basketball game in 1962: Read a book were a character plays basketball 

March 6: Silly putty is invented in 1950: Read a book where a character invents something or is set in the 1950s

March 8: Baseball great Joe DiMaggio dies in 1999.: Read a book set or published in 1999 or where a character plays baseball

March 10: The U.S. government issues paper money for the first time in 1862.: Read a book with money on the cover or where a character has to work with money or any of the government branches regulating it

March 14: The first female dentist, Lucy Hobbs (1833-1910) was born in New York state. She received her degree in 1866 from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery and was a women's rights advocate.: Read a book set in New York or Ohio, a book where a character is a dentist, or a book where a character is working on getting a degree

March 19: Wyatt Earp (1848-1929) was born in Monmouth, Illinois. He became a legendary figure in the Wild West as a lawman and gunfighter, best known for the shootout at the O.K. Corral in 1881, in which the Earp brothers (Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan) fought and defeated the Ike Clanton gang.: Read a book set in Illinois or the Wild West, a book set in the 1880s, or where someone is a law officer
Darkest Journey Heather Graham 3/1/17

March 24: One of the largest oil spills in U.S. history occurred as the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound off Alaska, resulting in 11 million gallons of oil leaking into the natural habitat over a stretch of 45 miles.: Read a book set in Alaska, where a character works to clean up a disaster, or where a character works on an oil rig or tanker

March 28: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident occurred in which uranium in the reactor core overheated due to the failure of a cooling valve. A pressure relief valve then stuck causing the water level to plummet, threatening a catastrophic nuclear meltdown. The accident resulted in the release of radioactive steam into the atmosphere, and created a storm of controversy over the necessity and safety of nuclear power plants.: Read a book set in Pennsylvania or with a character that works in a power plant

March 29: Coca Cola is invented in 1886.: Read a book where a character drinks or serves Coca Cola.
All the Little Liars Charlaine Harris 3/5/17

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