Sunday, November 26, 2017

CCC The Solar System - Part 2

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads

The Solar System: Part 2
December 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018

The Solar System is comprised of the Sun and the objects that orbit the Sun. These are a planetary system of eight planets (which we explored in a previous challenge) and various secondary bodies that orbit the Sun directly, as well as satellites (moons) that orbit many planets and smaller objects. If you’d like to continue exploring, pull out your telescope and get reading!

Don't forget to read the challenge rules at the bottom!!

1. The Solar System formed 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant molecular cloud. The vast majority of the system's mass is in the Sun, with most of the remaining mass contained in Jupiter.
☀Read a book where an actual giant makes an appearance OR read a weighty book (500+ pages; tell us how many) OR read a book with a goodreads rating that contains a "4" and a "6" (tell us the rating and the date this rating was posted).
(4.06 - 1/22/18) One of Us Is Lying Karen M. McManus 1/22/18

2. A dwarf planet is a planetary-mass object that is neither a planet nor a natural satellite. The dwarf is in direct orbit of the Sun, and is massive enough for its gravity to crush itself into a hydrostatic equilibrium shape (usually a spheroid), but has not cleared the neighborhood of other material around its orbit.
☀Read a dwarf-sized book (150 – 200pp; tell us how many) OR read a book with a main character described as exceptionally short OR read a book whose title starts with a letter found in DWARF (exclude a/an/the).
196 pages Kisses for Christmas: A Holiday Boxed Set Skye Warren 12/2/17

3. The asteroid belt, which lies between Mars and Jupiter, mostly contains objects composed, like the terrestrial planets, of rock and metal.
☀Read a book whose cover shows someone wearing a belt; post the cover OR read any series book that lies between its start and finish (tell us the book's position in the series) OR read a book with any type of metal listed in the book’s title or the author’s name (i.e. Goldsmith, The Copper Bodega).
Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay, #4) by Jill Shalvis Chasing Christmas Eve Jill Shalvis 12/9/17

4. A planetary ring is a ring of cosmic dust and other small particles that orbit around a planet in a flat disc-shaped region. The most notable planetary rings in the Solar System are those around Saturn, but the other three gas giants of the Solar System (Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune) also possess ring systems of their own.
☀Read a book whose cover has a ring (a piece of jewelry) on it (post the cover; ring must be visible in the GR thumbnail) OR read a book in which an engagement occurs OR read a book whose author's first and last initials may be found in COSMIC DUST.
Christmas on the Last Frontier J.H. Croix 12/3/17

5. A comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, heats up and begins to outgas, displaying a visible atmosphere or comma, and sometimes also a tail. 
☀Read a book whose title and/or sub-title contain a comma OR read a book whose cover shows an icy scene; post the cover OR read a book whose main character’s first name starts with a letter in COMET (tell us the character's name).
Emma Any Given Christmas Candis Terry 12/12/17

6. A nova is a cataclysmic nuclear explosion in a white dwarf, which causes a sudden brightening of the star. A nova is caused by the accumulation of hydrogen on to the surface of the star, which ignites and starts nuclear fusion in a runaway manner.
☀Read a book in which a large explosion occurs OR read a book with a bright cover; post the cover OR read a book in which a character or pet runs away from home.
Thrill Ride Julie Ann Walker 12/24/17

7. A supernova is a stellar explosion that is more energetic than a nova. Supernovae are extremely luminous and cause a burst of radiation that often briefly outshines an entire galaxy, before fading from view over several weeks or months.
☀Read a book with a comparative or superlative word in its title (this link might help List of Comparative & Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs OR read a book in which a main character “shines” for any reason (tell us how) OR read a book with an exceptionally shiny object on its cover (post the cover).
Charley has a light inside her that shines because she's a reaper. The Curse of Tenth Grave Darynda Jones 1/20/18

8. A star is a massive, luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity. For at least a portion of its life, a star shines due to thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium in its core, releasing energy that traverses the star's interior and then radiates into outer space.
☀Read a book with stars or star-shaped objects on its cover; post the cover OR read a book in which a main character is a star of some kind (rock-star, movie-star) OR read a book that you would rate 5 stars.
baseball star & movie-star A Very Daring Christmas Pamela Aares 12/13/17

9. A black hole is a region of spacetime from which gravity prevents anything, including light, from escaping. Around a black hole, there is a mathematically defined surface called an event horizon that marks the point of no return. The hole is called "black" because it absorbs all the light that hits the horizon, reflecting nothing.
☀Read a book with a very black empty cover; post the cover OR read a book where someone or something simply disappears (tell us who/what) OR read a book whose title contains “POINT,” “NO,” or “RETURN” (minor variations acceptable - i.e. points, returned).
(The American couple that swapped houses with an Icelandic family) Why Did You Lie? Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/10/18

10. A syzygy (from the Ancient Greek suzugos (σύζυγος) meaning, "yoked together" is a straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system.
☀Read a book whose title begins with a “Y” or a “Z” (exclude a/an/the) OR read a book whose publication year contains a “3” (list the year) OR read a book whose cover shows any items “yoked together” (i.e. string of lights, harnessed animals); post the cover.
The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson The Christmas Room Catherine Anderson 12/8/17

11. In modern astronomy, a constellation is an internationally defined area of the celestial sphere.
☀Read a book whose cover shows a large expanse of night sky; post the cover OR read a book whose title or author's name contains an intact double "LL" OR read a book whose location starts with a letter in CONSTELLATION (tell us where).
(Tennessee). Flame in the Dark Faith Hunter 12/7/17

12. The term compact star (or compact object) is used to refer collectively to white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. Most compact stars are the endpoints of stellar evolution and are thus often referred to as stellar remnants, the form of the remnant depending primarily on the mass of the star when it formed. 
Read a book whose title contains a collective noun (This list might help List of Collective Nouns) OR read the final book in a series or the last book written by an author who has died OR read a “remnant” book – a book you bought used or a book someone gave you.
Menage A Cowboy Jenny Klaire 1/4/18

13. A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a stellar remnant composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter. A white dwarf is very dense: its mass is comparable to that of the Sun, while its volume is comparable to that of Earth. 
☀ Read a book with a white cover (at least 75%; post the cover) OR read a book with a character who is completely degenerate; briefly tell us why OR read a book whose story contains dwarves or elves.
The Holiday Brides Collection Books 1-4 (Holiday Brides, #1-4) by Ginny Baird The Holiday Brides Collection: Books 1-4 Ginny Baird 12/7/17

14. A nebula (Latin for "cloud") is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Most nebulae are of vast size, even hundreds of light years in diameter.
☀ Read a book with clouds on its cover; post the cover OR read a book with a character who may be described as a gas-bag OR read a book with a cluttered cover; post the cover.
A Chance This Christmas (Road to Romance #3) by Joanne Rock A Chance This Christmas Joanne Rock 12/10/17

15. A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter. Galaxies range in size from dwarfs with just a few thousand stars to giants with one hundred trillion stars, each orbiting its galaxy's center of mass. 
☀ Read a book that takes place in a galaxy far, far away (anywhere but ours) OR read a book with a dark cover; post the cover OR read a book whose title contains an “X.”
An Ex for Christmas Lauren Layne 12/9/17

16. The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. Its name “milky” is derived from its appearance as a dim glowing band arching across the night sky in which the naked eye cannot distinguish individual stars.
☀ Read a book which you would give a “glowing” recommendation (at least 4 stars) OR read a book with an arched item on the cover; post the cover OR read a book with character who loves chocolate.
Her Renegade Rancher Jennifer Ryan 1/6/18


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♣ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long.

♣ Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged!

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