Friday, July 21, 2017

August 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)}

August 1, 2017-August 31, 2017

1. Book Title: Death and Relaxation Devon Monk 8/1/17
2. Author: Devon Monk Death and Relaxation 8/1/17
3. Main Character: Delaney Reed Death and Relaxation Devon Monk 8/1/17
4. Secondary Character: Daisy When I Need You Lorelei James 8/5/17
5. Place: Denver Damage Control Lisa Renee Jones 8/15/17
6. Cover: Delaney and Diner Devils and Details (Ordinary Magic, #2) by Devon Monk Devils and Details Devon Monk 8/3/17

August Specials:

August 5 is Celebrate the Spirit of Sisterhood. The Anglo-Saxons called August Weod monath which means (wait for it...) Weed month because it is the month when weeds grow most rapidly! In August 1911, the Mona Lisa was Stolen from the Louvre & remained missing until 1913. On August 22, August was the 55th most Popular name in Sweden in 2014. on August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set off on his first Voyage across the Atlantic, and, August is National Family Fun Month!!!

7. Sister Devils and Details Devon Monk 8/3/17 p 66 Despite our differences, it was something about our eyes that tagged us as sisters, all shades of blue from deepest to lightest.

8. Weed - Same Beach, Next Year Dorothea Benton Frank 8/13/17 p 165 Dandelion, honey wort, chicory . . . so many things.

9. Stolen Buried Notes Karolyn James 8/19/17 Loc 744 All his coolness was stolen.

10. Popular Almost Perfect Julie Ortolon 8/4/17 p 200 They should be very popular with decorators’.

11. Voyage Devils and Details Devon Monk 8/3/17 p 153 His mouth drifted closer to mine, breath soft against my skin.

12. Family - dynasty All or Nothing at All Jennifer Probst 8/8/17 p 51 You allowed me to treat her like a stranger, when she’s my flesh and blood—part of the Pierce dynasty—and I swear to God, I’ll never forgive you for that. 

And your letter is....

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