Thursday, June 29, 2017

TLC July Scavenger Hunt - Summer

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Each month we will give you a list of 50 themed words to find in your books. 

There is no limit to how many words you can get per book.

Any genre/format is fine. 
Re-reads are OK. 
No page minimum.
To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date. 

For each word please list the book, date read, page number/location and sentence where you found it.

Apple - A Touch of Ice - L.J. Charles (1/10/16) 
I had a weakness for apple pie, heavy on the cinnamon... (loc. 245)

At the end of the month please re-post your whole challenge as a new message so that we can award your Hall of Fame badge!
(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for, you can still claim a badge for the words you did get.) 

Our theme this month is...


Choose your Level:
Summer Breeze – 10-20 words
Here Comes The Sun – 21-40 words
****My Choice - Summer of Love – 41-50 words****

DURATION: 1st July 2017 - 31st July 2017

***Reserve your spot but no hunting till the 1st!***

Happy hunting!

Word List

1. air conditioning Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 231 The air conditioning kicked on, chilling the room even more, ...

2. August Summer at the Lake Linda Barrett 7/5/17 Loc 1811 You’ve got to cut that leave of absence short and get back here by July 5th, not the original August 1st date we’d set for you.

3. backyard Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 260 They’d gotten married in a small ceremony, with some family and several friends, in Colby’s backyard.

4. barbecue Talk Me Down Victoria Dahl 7/5/17 p 1 She hoped they still made the barbecue flavor.

5. barefoot The Girl On Legare Street Karen White 7/2/17 p 68 My gaze finally dropped to the floor, where I noted he was barefoot.

6. baseball The Doctor Wears A Stetson Anne Marie Novark 7/2/17 p 16 She tucked several loose strands of hair under her baseball cap and decided to investigate.

7. beach Summer at the Lake Linda Barrett 7/5/17 Loc 1057 Suddenly, the beach area seemed quiet.

8. beer The Doctor Wears A Stetson Anne Marie Novark 7/2/17 p 71 We could have a few beers.

9. bikini Cure for the Common Breakup Beth Kendrick 7/12/17 p 48 And if you say no bikini, I'm sending in the National Guard.

10. bright The Doctor Wears A Stetson Anne Marie Novark 7/2/17 p 19 The full moon hung suspended against the blackness, huge and yellow and bright

11. bugs Fallout Sara Paretsky 7/9/17 p 330 Then they dried the bugs and figured out how to spray them over civilian populations.

12. camp Fallout Sara Paretsky 7/9/17 p 111 “I never camped out there,” Barbara said.

13. fourth Summer at the Lake Linda Barrett 7/5/17 Loc 2244 Kris checked Ashley’s bed for the fourth time that night.

14. garden The Girl On Legare Street Karen White 7/2/17 p 60 He said he would rather spend his day off going over plans for his garden, and had actually sounded excited about the prospect.

15. hay fever

16. heat The Girl On Legare Street Karen White 7/2/17 p 67 I tried to quell the rush of heat that took over me like an alien force, ...

17. heatwave

18. hot The Girl On Legare Street Karen White 7/2/17 p 55 You’re both so hot for each other the temperature rises about twenty degrees whenever you’re in the same room together. 

19. hot dog Futures and Frosting Tara Sivec 7/6/17 p 3 As my knee bounces up and down, and I force myself not to buy another hot dog to give myself something to do because eight ballpark hot dogs is where I draw the line, ...

20. humid Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 43 The humid evening air clung to her.

21. ice cream Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 254 Mia took a bite of her dripping ice cream instead of crawling into his lap. 

22. iced tea Fallout Sara Paretsky 7/9/17 p 125 A sense of shame made me hold myself completely still, the glass of iced tea freezing my fingers.

23. independence The Girl On Legare Street Karen White 7/2/17 p 62 And I think it’s just an excuse to keep her independence and keep me at a distance.

24. July Summer at the Lake Linda Barrett 7/5/17 Loc 1811 You’ve got to cut that leave of absence short and get back here by July 5th, not the original August 1st date we’d set for you.

25. June Summer at the Lake Linda Barrett 7/5/17 Loc 1812 Your Family Medical Leave and vacation covers you until June 30th and ...

26. ocean The Girl On Legare Street Karen White 7/2/17 p 57 I tasted ocean breezes and hot sand.

27. outdoors Summer at the Lake Linda Barrett 7/5/17 Loc 1871 He gestured to the outdoors.

28. picnic The Doctor Wears A Stetson Anne Marie Novark 7/2/17 p 75 I thought we could go to the roadside park and have a picnic, before you showed me your clinic."

29. pool Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 18 He inspected the pristine pool water for a speck of dirt.

30. sand The Girl On Legare Street Karen White 7/2/17 p 57 I tasted ocean breezes and hot sand

31. sandals Lord of the High Lonesome Janet Dailey 7/8/17 p 130 Before leaving the house Kit changed into a pair of cutoff jeans and sandals.

32. scorching Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 130 Scorching shivers washed across her warm skin.

33. shorts Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 251 Put on your big boy shorts.

34. sprinkler The Liar Nora Roberts 7/21/17 p 277 ... and that's after they were all stripped down so they could run around in the sprinkler.

35. strawberry Futures and Frosting Tara Sivec 7/6/17 p 6 It tastes like strawberry milk too.

36. summer Summer at the Lake Linda Barrett 7/5/17 Loc 55 ... immediately offered them her summer home on Morningstar Lake in the Catskill Mountains, ...

37. sun The Girl On Legare Street Karen White 7/2/17 p 62 It’s like she’s the sun and I’m the moon and it takes both of us to make a whole day.

38. sunbathing

39. sunburn Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 225 ... pains, made her sunburn sting, and eased the torment of the itchy ...

40. sundress Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 190 Her awful cartel-gifted sundress, splattered in blood and dirt, ...

41. sunscreen Summer at the Lake Linda Barrett 7/5/17 Loc 1041 ...- drinks, books, fishing equipment, a flute, towels, sunscreen.

42. sweat The Doctor Wears A Stetson Anne Marie Novark 7/2/17 p 164 He broke out in a cold sweat.

43. swimming Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 203 Her pulse pounded faster and faster, swimming her head dizzy.

44. swimsuit Fire Brand Susan Kyle 7/9/17 p 55 Why don't you get a swimsuit?

45. tan Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 45 Bright yellows and greens turned soupy orange and tan.

46. tennis Futures and Frosting Tara Sivec 7/6/17 p 28 I hear the sounds of tennis shoes squeaking on the floor as nurses most likely race to Carter’s side to get him away from the horror show.

47. travel The Doctor Wears A Stetson Anne Marie Novark 7/2/17 p 55 Eighty miles is a long way to travel to see a doctor."

48. trip Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 27 ... share if you promise to stop kicking me for the rest of our trip.

49. tropical Wicked Ride Sawyer Bennett 7/6/17 p 45 The slight warming of her blue irises so they look like tropical waters.

50. vacation Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17 p 114 If you have to call someone to let them know you’re safe on your vacation, use this one. 

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!!

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads

In honour of Canada's 150th birthday, I thought we should have a Canadian based challenge!! 

Duration: July 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017

Please follow the General CCC challenge rules. when playing along.


1. Canada Day is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, (then called the British North America Act), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. 
Canada Day celebrations take place throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world, attended by Canadians living abroad. 
This year Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday. 

Read a book added to your to read shelf in July of any year (tell us when added) OR read a book with either “18” or “67” in the total number of pages (tell us how many).
The Almost Sisters Joshilyn Jackson 7/20/17

2. The flag of Canada is the national flag consisting of a red field with a white square at its centre, in the middle of which is featured a red, 11-pointed maple leaf. It is the first ever specified by law for use as the country's national flag. The maple leaf design, by George Stanley, is based on the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada. The flag made its first official appearance on February 15, 1965. 

Read a book with a red & white cover OR with a leaf on the cover. Show us the cover
Between Seasons by Aida Brassington Between Seasons Aida Brassington 7/31/17

3. Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories. The territories include Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island are the ten provinces.

Read a book with a “1” and “3” in publication year (tell us when it was published) OR an author’s 13th book written.
Shooter Dahlia West 7/13/17

4. The official languages of Canada are French and English, although only 17% of the population are actually considered bilingual in English and French. In fact, a large portion of the population do not refer to English or French as their mother tongue. 
“Official bilingualism” is the term used in Canada to collectively describe the policies, constitutional provisions, and laws that ensure legal equality of English and French in the Parliament and courts of Canada. It is to protect the linguistic rights of English and French-speaking minorities in different provinces, and ensure a level of government services in both languages across Canada. Unfortunately, there are very strong opinions on whether the government should require local governments to follow bilingual rules and regulations. 

Read a book where the main character speaks more than one language (tell us what languages) OR the cover appears to be split in two (show us the cover).
(English and Italian) 
Fallout Sara Paretsky 7/9/17

5. Canada is big but not very populated. The country is 998,467,000 hectares in size, being the second largest country in the world, next to Russia. Canada’s population is 36,286,425. This means each Canadian could have nearly 68 acres or 27.51 hectares of land each! 

Read a big book - over 500 pages (tell us how many pages) OR with a long title - over 7 words
(501 pages)
The Liar Nora Roberts 7/21/17

6. We are a nation who love sports. Hockey, invented in Canada in the 1850s, is the most commonly played sport, lacrosse is our national sport (although few play it), basketball was invented by a Canadian and we are known for our success in curling at the world level. These are just to name a few of the sports played in Canada.

Read a book where a character plays a sport, need not be professionally (tell us which sport) OR exercises (tell us how)
Going Under Lexi Ryan 7/19/17

7. In addition to our great athletes, we’ve got some pretty smart people too. Did you know Canadians invented the following: telephone; light bulb; electric oven; sonar; alkaline battery; insulin; the pacemaker; Wonderbra; the zipper; snowmobile; electric wheelchair; and instant mashed potatoes? 

More Canadian inventions can be found here:
List of Canadian inventions

Read a book with any of the inventions listed above, or found on the wikipedia list, on the cover (tell us what the invention is) OR with a character who invents or creates something new (tell us what)
The Study of Seduction Sabrina Jeffries 9/4/17 Edwin creates automatons - a moving mechanical device made in imitation of a human being

8. Canada’s original population influx was Europeans moving here to farm. Farm land was readily available to those brave enough to cross the ocean for it. Farming is how many of our inhabitants still make a living today. Grain farms, livestock and dairy farms, wineries, maple syrup production, vegetable farms, and orchards exist across the country. 

Read a book that takes place on farm OR has farm produce on the cover
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters Susan Mallery 8/14/17

9. Canada has over 30,000 lakes! We have the longest coastline in the world, stretching 202080 kilometres (125570 miles). The longest river in the country is the Yukon river, which is over 3,000 km (2,000 miles) long. We love to enjoy the scenery surrounding the lakes and take part in water activities, but also many residents make their living or help feed their families from the fish caught in the lakes and rivers.

Read a book that takes place at a lake, along a river or seaside (tell us where) OR has water scene on cover (show us the cover)
Summer at the Lake Linda Barrett 7/5/17

10. Many Canadians will argue that our people are said to be our greatest resource. Did you know Jim Carey, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Gosling, Michael Buble, Celine Dion, and William Shattner are all Canadian? That’s just a few of the many Canadians who have become famous on the big screen or music stage. 

Find a well-known Canadian actor or musician and read a book by an author with the same first or last name (or first name as a last name, or last as first). Tell us the name of the Canadian you’ve chosen.
Jennifer Finnigan
Wait for You J. Lynn 7/6/17 AKA Jennifer L. Armentrout

For example if you choose Shania Twain you could read a book by Mark Twain 
Or if you choose Matthew Perry you could read a book by Carole Matthews or Anne Perry 

11. Tourism is one of our nation’s largest industries. It’s impossible to choose the “top places” to see in Canada as our country is so diverse. Highlights would include our many natural wonders, scenery that is absolutely breathtaking, museums, festivals and art galleries. There are many online travel sites and print magazines dedicated to the Canadian travel industry. 

Read a book where the main character goes on a trip (tell us where) OR with a mode of transportation on the cover (show us the cover)
Carmel California 
One Week Girlfriend Monica Murphy 7/7/17

12. There are many successful Canadian authors - Margaret Atwood, Louise Penny, Alan Bradley, Sara Gruen, Yann Martel, Lucy Maud Montgomery, to name a few. The goodread lists linked below may help you discover a few more. 

Best Canadian Literature
Canadian Fiction

Read a book by a Canadian author Personal Demon Kelley Armstrong 7/25/17

13. Goodreads has quite a few lists of books that take place in Canada. From those set in our largest cities such as Toronto and Ottawa, to others set in small towns across the country. 

Oh, Canada!
Mysteries/Suspense/Thrillers Set in Canada
Canadian Nonfiction 

Read a book that takes place in Canada, tell us where.  Calgary and the Rockies
Furr Axel Howerton 7/30/17
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Participants will be linked in the post below.

Have fun with this!