Friday, December 15, 2017

TLC Reading The Seasons - Winter

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Quarterly Challenges   Reading The Seasons - Winter      

reading the seasons

Read books for each task listed. Some (but not all) tasks will have opportunities to collect bonus points.

You can read one book for every task or read multiple books for some tasks. (For example - you could choose to just focus on task 5 and read books with white covers. That's fine - you can claim points for each one that fits).

The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by the end of the quarter.

Scoring: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task plus 2 points for each bonus task.

Read a book set in USA (Bonus: set in Atlanta or Memphis)

You read a book set in California = 1 point for USA : Total 1 point

You read a book set in Memphis = 1 point for USA + 2 points for Memphis: Total 3 points


Reading The Seasons - Winter
Duration: December 21st, 2017 - March 20th, 2018

5 -10 points - Super Seasonal
11-20 points - Winter Wonderful
21+ points - Fantastically Frosty  42 points


1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2017 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2018)
1 pt. Jan Thrill Ride Julie Ann Walker 12/24/17
1 pt. Jan Full Package Lauren Blakely 1/12/18
1 pt. Jan The Last Camellia Sarah Jio 1/15/18
1 pt. Feb Dangerous Games Lora Leigh 1/29/18
3 pts. Jan 2018 Sex, Not Love Vi Keeland 2/2/18

2. Read a book set in winter.
1 pt. A Season Of The Heart: Rocky Mountain Christmas / The Christmas Gifts / The Christmas Charm Jillian Hart 12/28/17

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)
1 pt. Winter Solstice Elin Hilderbrand 12/23/17

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)
3 pts. Why Did You Lie? by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Why Did You Lie? Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/10/18

6. Yaldā - is referred to as the eve of the birth of Mithra, who symbolised light, goodness and strength on earth.
Read a book with a character that can be described as light and goodness.
1 pt. The Lightkeeper's Daughter Colleen Coble 1/23/18

7. Sinterklaas/Wild Hunt of Wodan - Read a book where gifts or chocolate are given to children OR where a character has a moment of public drunkenness.
1 pt. Tap Left A. Zavarelli 1/8/18 (public drunkenness)

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Series/TBR #8 OR where candles are lit in a Menorah. Give us the sentence and page/location number.

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)
3 pts. Holly and Ivy by Fern Michaels Holly and Ivy Fern Michaels 12/21/17

10. Jack Frost - Read a book with a character whose name (first or last) is Jack or Frost. (Bonus: Jack Frost as a character in the book.)
1 pt. All I Want Is You Toni Blake 1/11/18 (character named Jack)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
1 pt. Crown Jewels Ella James 1/25/18

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
3 pts. Escaping Christmas: The Peakton Village Trilogy - Book One Alice B. Ryder 12/25/17
3 pts. Full Tilt Emma Scott 1/16/18
1 pt. You Say It First Susan Mallery 1/24/18 (Happily Inc. #1)
3 pts. Every Day David Levithan 1/30/18

13. Befana - Read a book with an older woman character OR with socks on the cover.
1 pt. Older woman One of Us Is Lying Karen M. McManus 1/22/18
1 pt. Older woman Fire at Dusk Lila Ashe 2/9/18

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5) – Read a book with a number in the title.
1 pt. One of Us Is Lying Karen M. McManus 1/22/18
1 pt. The Curse of Tenth Grave Darynda Jones 1/20/18

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA
1 pt. The Escape David Baldacci 1/7/18
1 pt. Holiday Hearts: A Fairytale Christmas\The St. James Affair Susan Wiggs 2/2/18

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a brown cover OR with a dog in the story. Tell us the dog's name.
1 pt. Dog - Jack-o The Lullaby Girl Loreth Anne White 1/23/18

17. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/Location number.)
3 pts. All In Emma Scott 1/18/18 p 59 “Mardi Gras is in two days. Jump on that tour, and we can pretend the whole city is throwing us a party.” Set in New Orleans
1 pt. Purple Cover Closer Than You Think (Romantic Suspense, #16; Cincinnati, #1) by Karen Rose Karen Rose 2/5/18

18. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Romance Books For Valentines Day, Conversation Hearts, Chocolate Covered Fiction.

19. Presidents' Day - Read a book with a character that is the President of something OR whose author's initials are in PRESIDENTS.
1 pt. I Am Watching You Teresa Driscoll 2/13/18

20. Read Across America Day - Read a book to a child OR a book in your favorite genre. (Bonus: A book by Dr. Seuss)    
1 pt. Promise Not to Tell Jayne Ann Krentz 2/16/18

Challenge Rules
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*Please update your original post as you go.

*When you have finished, please re-post your whole challenge as a new message and MARK AS FINISHED or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please use the TLC STANDARD RULES when participating in this challenge.
If you are not familiar with these rules, please click on the link and read them over.    

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