Monday, May 1, 2017

May Scattergories

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

The general rules of Scattergories are you are given a list of categories and a time limit. Then the letter dice is rolled and you have to come up with something that matches your letter and the category.

This “Challenge” works in conjunction with the other challenges you may participate in this month. You may use a book to fulfill multiple items (you don't have to read 12 books this month...don't worry!) While you are fulfilling the requirements of your other challenges, be on the lookout for the following items (they may be on the cover or mentioned in the book)

Rules: books must be 150+ pages, rereads are ok, as long as you read the whole thing, you must read more than 50% of the book in the month of the challenge, please post a link to the book and author and post the date you finished reading the book. Please repost your entire challenge to have the mods verify and to have badges awarded

The Challenge: I will post a list of 12 categories, 6 general relating to any book, and 6 specific to that month. You can start reading on the 1st. The goal is to get as many points as possible by the end of the month.

The scoring: for the first 6 tasks, you need to read 
1. A book with a title that begins with the letter of the month
2. A book with an author whose first or last name begin with the letter of the month
3. A book with a Main Character whose first or last name begins with the letter of the month (I will accept a nick name)
4. A book with a Secondary Character whose first or last name begins with the letter of the month. (I will accept a nick name)
5. A book that has a location beginning with the letter of the month (either a name or a place - library/Lincoln)
6. A book with an item on the cover that begins with the letter of the month. (you must post the cover & state what the item is.)
For 1-4, you can score additional points for more words starting with the letter of the month - the authors/characters first AND last name begin with letter of the month or the title has more words beginning with the letter of the month). Score 1 extra point per word/name beginning with letter of the month.
For the Specials Section, you can either find the given word in the text of your book for one point OR you can find a word that fits the given word that begins with the letter of the month for 2 points. 
(if the given letter is T & you are looking for "Chocolate" you can find the word Chocolate or find "Truffle" or "Turtle" (as in the candy kind.) If you find the word Chocolate you score 1 point. If you find a word that begins with the letter of the month, you score 2 points. 
Please give the location of the word and the sentence it is found in. For every word in that sentence that begins with the letter of the month, you get one more point per word. {Tyler found Tami's favorite TRUFFLES at the local pharmacy. Score for this sentence: 5 points: Tyler (1) Tami (1) Truffles (2) the (1)}

May 1, 2017-May 31, 2017

1. Book Title: What it Takes Shannon Stacey 5/2/17
2. Author: Priscilla West The Sandstone Affair 5/25/17
3. Main Character: Mary Katherine Wallace Dangerous Curves Ahead Ines Johnson 5/11/17
4. Secondary Character: Will Sumner Beautiful Christina Lauren 5/24/17
5. Place: Whitford, Maine What it Takes Shannon Stacey 5/2/17
6. Cover: Woods Blood of the Earth (Soulwood, #1) by Faith Hunter Blood of the Earth Faith Hunter 5/7/17

May Specials:
The May birthstone is Emerald. It symbolizes SUCCESS and LOVE. In the US, CINCO (FIVE) de Mayo is a big CELEBRATION. We also celebrate our MOTHER this month. And, in the UK, it is National SMILE month. 

7. Success Any Day Now Robyn Carr 5/3/17 p 105 It wasn't until she began to say enough is enough and pushed at him that he finally had success.
8. Love What it Takes Shannon Stacey 5/2/17 p 70 I love this life we’re making for ourselves and I want you to be my wife.
9. Five Any Day Now Robyn Carr 5/3/17 p 103 It was fifty-five degrees that afternoon and she went to her favorite pub to enjoy drinks on the patio with her peeps.
10. Celebration Any Day Now Robyn Carr 5/3/17 p 220 Was there a funeral or a celebration of life of some kind?
11. Mother What it Takes Shannon Stacey 5/2/17 p 71 ..., Rosie would make sure her mother was invited, ...
12. Smile What it Takes Shannon Stacey 5/2/17 p 70 “I see how much you love me every time you smile at me like that,” he said. 

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