Sunday, December 30, 2018

GHRWAK Author Frenzy 2019 (January)

Gotta Have Romance with a Kick discussion on goodreads

Gotta Have Challenges       Author Frenzy 2019      

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Each month we will feature an author from our past BOTM or Buddy Reads.

KSparks

Kerrelyn Sparks is an American author of paranormal romance novels, best known for the Love at Stake series, currently comprising 16 novels, novellas and stories. Each title in the Love at Stake series has become a USA Today bestseller, and she reached The New York Times Best Seller list with The Undead Next Door, the fourth in the series.

Author of the Month: Kerrelyn Sparks
Duration: January 1-31, 2019

Read what you want.
You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.
If you use the cover option, please post the cover.



Love at Stake Series
1. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (2005)
💋 Read a book with a character that is a dentist OR a millionaire OR with a bride on the cover.
The Neighbor Lisa Gardner 1/24/19

2. Vamps and the City (2006)
💋 Read a book with a character that is a TV reporter OR the host of a TV show OR with a pair of legs on the cover.

3. Be Still My Vampire Heart (2007)
💋 Read a book with a character that is with the CIA OR Scottish OR with a lone woman on the cover.
Family Jewels Stuart Woods 1/23/19

4. The Undead Next Door (2008)
💋 Read a book with a character that is a clothing designer OR set in Texas OR with a door on the cover.

5. All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire (2008)
💋 Read a book with a character that is a bodyguard OR with Christmas in the title OR with a cityscape on the cover.
A Very Lucky Christmas Lilac Mills 1/7/19

6. Secret Life of a Vampire (2009)
💋 Read a book that features a bachelor party OR with a character that is a cop OR with a lone man on the cover.
Injustice For All J.A. Jance 1/9/19

7. Forbidden Nights with a Vampire (2009)
💋 Read a book with a character that works in a bar OR has anger problems OR with a couple on the cover.
Draw (Gentry Boys, #1) by Cora Brent Cora Brent 1/8/19

8. The Vampire and the Virgin (2010)
💋 Read a book with a character that a psychologist OR set on an island OR with a dark haired woman on the cover.
Nothing Stays In Vegas (Vegas, #1) by Elena Aitken Elena Aitken 1/10/19

9. Eat Prey Love(2010)
💋 Read a book with a character that is a shape shifter OR with a character whose name begins with C OR a person with a tattoo on the cover.
Cork Copper River William Kent Krueger 1/6/19

10. Vampire Mine (2011)
💋 Read a book where two characters fall in love OR with a character who is an angel OR with wings on the cover.
Until Proven Guilty J.A. Jance 1/8/19

11. Sexiest Vampire Alive (2011)
💋 Read a book with a character that is a player OR a politician's daughter OR with a red cover.
Romero Elizabeth Reyes 1/27/19

12. Wanted: Undead or Alive (2012)
💋 Read a book with a character that is a wolf OR set in Wyoming OR with a naked torso on the cover.
Issued to the Bride One Soldier (Brides of Chance Creek Book 5) by Cora Seton Cora Seton 1/17/19

13. Wild About You (2012)
💋 Read a book with a character that has a Scandinavian first or last name OR with a character that wears a tool belt OR with a title that is PINK.
Sigurd Nelson Mercy Falls William Kent Krueger 1/4/19

14. The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo (2013)
💋 Read a book with a character that is a doctor OR with the word DRAGON in the title OR with a dragon on the cover.
ALL The Mystery of the Fire Dragon (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #38) by Carolyn Keene The Mystery of the Fire Dragon Carolyn Keene 1/16/19

15. How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) (2014)
💋 Read a book with a character whose name contains a Z OR a Romance OR with a long haired man on the cover.
Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19

16. Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire (2014)
💋 Read a book with a character that is/was in the military OR the last book in a series OR with a naked back on the cover.    
An Unwilling Accomplice Charles Todd 1/5/19

Saturday, December 29, 2018

TLC Reading the Seasons - Winter

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Quarterly Challenges    Reading the Seasons - Winter      

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

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

You may the tasks as many times as you wish.

When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge!

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

EXAMPLE:
TASK: Read a book set in USA (Bonus: set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies')

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

You read a book set in Delaware (which is one of the 13 colonies) = 1 point for USA + 2 points for Delaware
Total: 3 points

Please keep a record of your points total at the top of your post.

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Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels:

9-15 points - Super Seasonal
16-30 points - Winter Wonderful
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
1 pt. - Jan 2006 Carved in Bone Jefferson Bass 1/1/19
1 pt. - March 2012 A Week to Be Wicked Tessa Dare 1/13/19
1 pt. - Jan 2018 Lee Sydney Landon 1/19/19

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
1 pt. The Widow's Walk Carole Ann Moleti 12/25/18
1 pt. No Honor Among Thieves J.A. Jance 12/31/18
1 pt. Injustice For All J.A. Jance 1/9/19
1 pt. Nothing Stays In Vegas Elena Aitken 1/10/19

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
1 pt. An Unwilling Accomplice Charles Todd 1/5/19

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
3 pts. Mercy Falls (Cork O'Connor, #5) by William Kent Krueger William Kent Krueger 1/4/19

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.
1 pt. - Soup Thunder Bay William Kent Krueger 1/15/19

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.
1 pt. Judgment Call J.A. Jance 12/28/18 p 121 ...Butch's special concoction-bacon, egg and tomato sandwiched...
1 pt. The Old Blue Line J.A. Jance 12/28/18 p 30 If bacon's gonna kill me, bring it on, the crisper the better.
1 pt. The Beach at Painter's Cove Shelley Noble 1/11/19 p 45 ...same side, Griffin eating a strip of bacon, gradually...
1 pt. The Mystery of the Fire Dragon Carolyn Keene 1/16/19 p 141 “First we’ll have bacon and cucumber soup,” Ned told the waiter.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)
1 pt. The Viscount's Christmas Temptation Erica Ridley 12/24/18
3 pts. Mistletoe at Moonglow (Paige MacKenzie Mysteries, #2.5) by Deborah Garner Deborah Garner 12/26/18
1 pt. The Cowboy's Christmas Bride Cora Seton 12/27/18
1 pt. A Very Lucky Christmas Lilac Mills 1/7/19

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
3pts. The Enemy Lee Child 1/22/19

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
3 pts. Embattled Hearts J.M. Madden 12/24/18 (Lost and Found #1)
3 pts. Draw Cora Brent 1/8/19 (Gentry Boys #1)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
1 pt. - Hangover The Seductive Impostor Janet Chapman 12/29/18
1 pt. - Hangover Until Proven Guilty J.A. Jance 1/8/19

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)
1 pt. Field of Bones (Joanna Brady, #18) by J.A. Jance J.A. Jance 1/14/19

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
1 pt. Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19 p 131 She realized that now, an epiphany that had come at the very worst time.

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
1 pt. - Author's initials Pieces of Her Karin Slaughter 12/29/18
1 pt. - Author's initials Aidan Sydney Landon 1/18/19
1 pt. - Author's initials Playboy Katy Evans 1/20/19

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
1 pt. Remains of Innocence (Joanna Brady, #16) by J.A. Jance J.A. Jance 12/31/18

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
1 pt. Happily Never After Jeaniene Frost 12/22/18 (Night Huntress #1.5)
1 pt. Sandpiper Cove Irene Hannon 12/23/18
1 pt. Nightflyers George R.R. Martin 1/14/19    

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. 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/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


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Challenge Rules
*Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
*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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

TLC January Monthly - Trip to Chicago

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Monthly Challenges   January Monthly - Trip to Chicago

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January Monthly - Trip to Chicago
Duration: January 1-January 31, 2019

Levels:

Level One: 1-5 tasks
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Chicago is located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, and is the third most populous city in the United States.
✴️ Read a book whose author's last name begins with a letter in CHICAGO.
The Enemy Lee Child 1/22/19
✴️ Read a book set near a lake. Tell us the lake's name. I
ron Lake Mercy Falls William Kent Krueger 1/4/19
✴️ Read a book set in a very large city. Tell us where.
Seattle Injustice For All J.A. Jance 1/9/19
✴️ Read a book set in Chicago.
Playboy Katy Evans 1/20/19
Rough Skye Warren 1/31/19
Fierce Skye Warren 1/31/19
✴️ Read a Series #3.
Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19 (Copper Ridge #3)

Millennium Park
Millennium Park is the top tourist attraction in Chicago. It's the site of one of the city's most famous pieces of public art and best-loved selfie darlings, Cloud Gate (aka "The Bean"). The reflective surface has drawn people to the park since 2006.

✴️ Read a book where a character takes a selfie.
✴️ Read a book published in 2006.
Carved in Bone Jefferson Bass 1/1/19
✴️ Read a book with the letters TOP (in any order) in the title.
Until Proven Guilty J.A. Jance 1/8/19

Splash around in the virtual reality world of Crown Fountain, which features the faces of more than 1,000 Chicagoans spouting at you. Rock climb and skate the ribbon in Maggie Daley Park. Take a photo with the lions in front of the Art Institute of Chicago, where you can easily spend the rest of the day browsing one of the most impressive art collections in the world. Wander south to Grant Park, where Buckingham Fountain's dramatic water shows sync light, music and action every 20 minutes. And don't forget to stroll Chicago's nearby lakefront. 
✴️ Read a book with a large face on the cover. (Ex. Lucas (Cold Fury Hockey, #8) by Sawyer Bennett)
Romero (The Moreno Brothers, #4) by Elizabeth Reyes Romero Elizabeth Reyes 1/27/19
✴️ Read a book where a character rock climbs or ice or roller skates.
✴️ Read a book with a lion on the cover. Please post the cover.

✴️ Read a book where a character browses an art collection.
The Beach at Painter's Cove Shelley Noble 1/11/19

✴️ Read a book where a character sees a fountain's water show.
Nothing Stays In Vegas Elena Aitken 1/10/19

✴️ Read a book where a character strolls on a lakefront.

✴️ Read a book with a lake on the cover. Please post the cover.
Thunder Bay (Cork O'Connor, #7) by William Kent Krueger William Kent Krueger 1/15/19

Waterway Cruises
Some of the best views of Chicago are from the water — the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Whether you want to learn more about the city's history, get the inside scoop on Chicago's rich architectural legacy, watch the fireworks display at Navy Pier, or simply kick back and take in the sights. You can also kayak down the Chicago River.

✴️ Read a book where a character takes a river cruise.

✴️ Read a book where fireworks are watched.
The Mystery of the Fire Dragon Carolyn Keene 1/16/19

✴️ Read a book where a character rides in a kayak.

The Theater Scene
Chicago is bursting at the seams with theatrical talent. Broadway in Chicago and a slew of Tony Award winning companies bring in big names and blockbuster shows, while more than 200 storefront, experimental and neighborhood theaters bring you the cutting-edge of contemporary performances.
Chicago is also a city that loves to laugh — after all, Chicago invented improvisation comedy. See where Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell performed at world-famous The Second City, and take in improv genius at iO and ComedySportz. if stand-up comedy is your thing, grab your tickets for The Laugh Factory or Zanies. 

✴️ Read a book where a character sees a play or goes to a comedy club.
✴️ Read a book with a character that is a comedian.

Chicago-style Eats
Come on, you know you want to try it! Deep dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs are recognized around the world. Immerse yourself in a little iconic Chicago food culture. From Portillo's to Lou Malnati's, forget all about your calorie count for a while.

✴️ Read a book where someone eats pizza, a hotdog or a beef sandwich.
Hotdog Aidan Sydney Landon 1/18/19
✴️ Read a book where a character eats at Portillo's or Lou Malnati's.

Skyscraper Experiences
Are you a daredevil? Then go up to the 104th floor and step out onto The Ledge at SkyDeck, a glass box that extends four feet from the Willis Tower facade. For more stunning views, go north to 360CHICAGO at 875 N Michigan (formerly the John Hancock Building). Try out TILT, a glass pane that tilts you out over the city from 96 floors up. 

✴️ Read a book with a skyscraper on the cover. Please post the cover.
Family Jewels (Stone Barrington, #37) by Stuart Woods Family Jewels Stuart Woods 1/23/19
✴️ Read a book where a character works in a skyscraper.
✴️ Read a book where a character does something daring. Tell us what they did!

Museums
The Art Institute of Chicago houses the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art outside the Louvre. Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere (stand in the midst of a tornado, climb into a U-boat, explore a mine — and that's just for starters). The Field Museum is home to Titanosaur, the largest dinosaur to roam the Earth. Feed sharks, encounter penguins and be a Trainer for a Day at The Shedd Aquarium, as you overlook the waters of Lake Michigan. View the stars (and even sleep under them) at the lakefront Adler Planetarium. And that's just the beginning.

✴️ Read a book with a character that is a painter.
✴️ Read a book where a character can stand in the midst of tornado, climb into a U-boat, or explore a mine.
✴️ Read a book where a character visits or works at an aquarium.
Hard Skye Warren 1/31/19
✴️ Read a book with a dinosaur in the story.
✴️ Read a book where a character visits a museum or a planetarium.
Draw Cora Brent 1/8/19
✴️ Read a book where a character is a star gazer or sleeps under the stars.

Info from: https://www.choosechicago.com/plan-yo...

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Challenge Rules
*Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
*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.           

TLC January Scavenger Hunt - Chicago

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Monthly Challenges   January Scavenger Hunt - Chicago

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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.
*For each word please post a link to the book, the author, the date you finished it, plus the page number/location and sentence where you found the word.
*Any reasonable forms are accepted.

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

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

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.)

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January Scavenger Hunt - Chicago
Duration: January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019

Choose your level:

Woo Wap Da Bam: 10-20 words
Frunchroom: 21-40 words
Grabowski: 41-50 words

List:
14. Dibs
22. Gym Shoes
48. Washroom


Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19
2. Bears p 125 ...have, Katie bear, he said...
4. Big p 143 Big surprise...
5. Boys p 151 ...keep up with the boys who...
6. Bulls p 10 ...go change bulls into steers...
7. City p 204 But maybe to a city.
8. Cloud p 281 ...the clouds parting slightly...
13. Deep p 204 She took a deep breath.
16. Fields p 58 ...through the fields until she...
17. Food p 146 Which is a horribly named food.
19. Friendly p 96 Nancy was friendly,...
20. Gate p 171 ...to the open gate, staring...
21. Grow p 115 ...begun to grow accustomed...
26. Lincoln p 36 ...built out of Lincoln Logs, and...
27. Loop p 70 ...made an easy loop around it...
31. Park p 168 She put the truck in park, killed...
34. Pizza p 8 ...you mean a opening frozen pizza box?
35. Pop p 194 Little pops of white light...
37. Ribbon p 134 ...paper and ribbons in her hand...
38. Sears p 132 ...from the Sears catalog.
39. Second p 135 ...give it a few seconds.
41. Shoulders p 137 ..., her shoulders straight,...
43. Sports p 51 I know horses, sports, and even some...
44. Style p 88 ...and style selection till...
45. Taste p 105 Taste every inch...
47. Town p 140 ...man in town until Liss...
49. Wet p 26 Bare skin, wet skin...    

Mercy Falls William Kent Krueger 1/4/19
3. Beef p 155 ...couple of beefy arms on the ...
10. Court p 130 ...state supreme court justice,...
11. Crown p 20 The crown still caught the...
12. Cubs p 80 A Cubs ball cap was...
15. Dish p 74 ...hanging up the dish towel when...
18. Fountain p 398 ...circled a small fountain edged with
25. Lake p 12 ...with Iron Lake and had...
30. Navy p 369 ...against a platoon of Navy SEALs.
40. Shore p 14 ...along the shore of Iron Lake.
46. Tower p 107 We're in the Sears Tower.

Copper River William Kent Krueger 1/6/19
1. Bean p 165 ...freshly ground coffee beans, and he...
32. Pier p 147 Lots of folks down near the pier.
36. Props p 342 Ladders, props, pruning things.    

A Very Lucky Christmas Lilac Mills 1/7/19
28. Mother-in-Law p 61 ...a couple of her friends had mothers-in-law to rival Daenerys Stormborn’s dragons in A Game of Thrones.

Until Proven Guilty J.A. Jance 1/8/19
24. Jewels p 85 ...pendant, a single jewel suspended on a delicate gold chain.
33. Pioneer p 200 We left Pioneer Square on foot.

Draw Cora Brent 1/8/19
29. Museum p 17 It’s the university art museum.    

Injustice For All J.A. Jance 1/9/19
9. Comedy p 45 Cut the comedy, Peters.
50. Windy p 35 The walk to Ginger’s room was cold and windy.    

Aidan Sydney Landon 1/18/19
23. Hotdog p 150 Your mother has a hankering for a hot dog, and I wouldn’t mind a good burger.  

Live to Tell Lisa Gardner 1/30/19
42. Slider p 167 ...clean the grease off my glass sliders. 

TLC January Monthly Challenges

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Monthly Challenges      January Easy As 1, 2, 3

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"Easy As 1, 2, 3" Monthly Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019


My List:   
1. Carved in Bone Jefferson Bass 1/1/19 (Body Farm #1)
2. Injustice For All J.A. Jance 1/9/19 (J.P. Beaumont #2)
3. Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19 (Copper Ridge #3)

1. Until Proven Guilty J.A. Jance 1/8/19 (J.P. Beaumont #1)
2. A Week to Be Wicked Tessa Dare 1/13/19 (Spindle Cove #2)
3. The Neighbor Lisa Gardner 1/24/19 (Detective D.D. Warren #3)

1. Nothing Stays In Vegas Elena Aitken 1/10/19 (Vegas #1)
2. Hard Skye Warren 1/31/19 (Chicago Underground #2)
3. Fierce Skye Warren 1/31/19 (Chicago Underground #3)    

This challenge is an ongoing monthly mini-challenge to keep us all motivated to start, (and then continue), some of the many series in our TBR.

Rules:
1) You must read one of each: a 1st, a 2nd, and a 3rd book in a series.
2) Any genre of series is acceptable.
3) 'Half-step' short-stories (i.e., shorts in anthologies), do not count.
**For uniformity, the numbering on GR will be the judge of this.**
4) Rereads do count.
5) No more than 2 of the 3 books each month can be from the same series.
6) Please post a link to the book and the author and also the date you finished the book.
7) *Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
8) Please repost your entire challenge when you are finished to get your badge.   


January Stand Alone
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Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019


Do you like standalone books? Want to read more? Tired of cliffhangers or series books? Take a break and read a standalone!

Solo: Read 1-2 books
Single: Read 3-4 books
Solitary: Read 5-6 books

My List:   
1. A Very Lucky Christmas Lilac Mills 1/7/19    
2. The Beach at Painter's Cove Shelley Noble 1/11/19
3. Home for the Summer Holly Chamberlin 1/28/19    

Challenge Rules
*Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
*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. 

January Scattergories

Scattergories

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 the letter and the category.


The object of this challenge is the same sort of thing as the board game. We give you a list of 12 categories/words and a letter and you find items that fit those categories in your books. The goal is to find all 12 items. You may use a book to fulfill as many categories as it fits (you don't have to read 12 books this month...don't worry!)

The first 6 categories will stay the same, the second 6 will be announced each month.


Please remember to add a link to the book, the author and give the date you finished reading it.
You also need to post the sentence and page/loc# for items 7-12.



January Scattergories
Duration: January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019


Recurring Items:
1. Book Title: Nothing Stays In Vegas Elena Aitken 1/10/19
2. Author: Shelley Noble The Beach at Painter's Cove 1/11/18
3. Main Character: Nancy Drew The Mystery of the Fire Dragon Carolyn Keene 1/16/19
4. Secondary Character: Noah Hartley A Very Lucky Christmas Lilac Mills 1/7/19
5. Place/Setting: Nevada Nothing Stays In Vegas Elena Aitken 1/10/19
6. Item on cover: nipple Issued to the Bride One Soldier (Brides of Chance Creek Book 5) by Cora Seton Cora Seton 1/17/19

And the Specials for January are:
7. Words Associated With Winter: Numb Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19 p 69 ...sort of felt numb, sluggish, frozen.

8. Bad Habits: Nail Nibbling A Very Lucky Christmas Lilac Mills 1/7/19 p 119 ...in a chair and nibbled on her nails.

9. An Item Found in the Kitchen: Napkin Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19 p 150 ...taking the napkin that was in...

10. Things Made of Metal: Nails Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19 p 159 ...size of tenpenny nails driven deep...

11. Things to Do at a Party: Neck Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19 p 148 ...on his mouth, on his neck and everywhere else.

12. A Word From A Book Title that Begins With N: Never Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19 p 68 ...who would never lower himself...
Title: Never Never   


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Sunday, December 23, 2018

TLC BFTP: Art Extravaganza Part Two

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Semi-Annual Challenges   BFTP: Art Extravaganza Part Two      

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BFTP: Art Extravaganza Part 2
Duration: January 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Goal: Read a book that links to each piece of art.


You can link by title, theme, artist or cover art.
Tell us how each book relates to the art.

Levels:
Chalk Stick Figure:
Read one book per art piece (8)
Water Color: Read two books per art piece (16)
Acrylic Paint: Read three books per art piece (24)

~The Art~

1. Vintage Circus Posters - Tattooed Lady
Tattooed Person on cover
Rough (Chicago Underground, #1) by Skye Warren Rough Skye Warren 1/31/19

2. Button Tree
Tree on cover
Field of Bones (Joanna Brady, #18) by J.A. Jance Field of Bones J.A. Jance 1/14/19

3. London Pop Art
Cityscape on cover
Family Jewels (Stone Barrington, #37) by Stuart Woods Family Jewels Stuart Woods 1/23/19

4. Look It's Raining by Marge Nelk
Author's 1st name begins with M
Luna and the Lie Mariana Zapata 2/22/19

5. Las Flores by Lee Bogle
Book Title is the same as artist's first name
Lee Sydney Landon 1/19/19

6. Saturday Evening Post May 6, 1961
Cowboy on cover
Bad News Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #3) by Maisey Yates Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19

7. Party at the Haunted Islet by Alexander Jansson
Lantern on cover
Carpe Corpus (The Morganville Vampires, #6) by Rachel Caine Carpe Corpus Rachel Caine 2/13/19

8. Central Cafe by Consuelo Hernández
Window on cover
Nightflyers by George R.R. Martin Nightflyers George R.R. Martin 1/14/19    


Example:
Edsel B. Ford by Diego Rivera

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Read a book where a male character wears a suit.
Read a book where a character works on cars.
Read a book with a car on the cover.
Read a book with the same color on the cover as in the piece of art.
Read a book whose title begins with the same letter as the art or artist.
Read a book where the author's initials are found in the title of the art piece.
Read a book with a word in the title of the piece of art that's also in the title of the book.
Read a book whose genre is similar to the genre of the piece of art.


~The Art~
1. Vintage Circus Posters - Tattooed Lady
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2. Button Tree
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3. London Pop Art
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4. Look It's Raining by Marge Nelk
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5. Las Flores by Lee Bogle
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6. Saturday Evening Post May 6, 1961
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7. Party at the Haunted Islet by Alexander Jansson
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8. Central Cafe by Consuelo Hernández
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Challenge Rules
*Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
*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.



TLC Fall Foliage Northbound Adventure of the Seas

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Quarterly Challenges  Fall Foliage Northbound Adventure of the Seas

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Fall Foliage Northbound
Adventure of the Seas
Duration: January 1st - March 31st 2019


Let's take a trip on the Adventure of the Seas!
We are sailing from New Jersey to Quebec City.
Come join us!



Tasks:
Day 1

Cape Liberty, New Jersey (NY Metro)
Read a book set in New Jersey OR New York City.
Family Jewels Stuart Woods 1/23/19

Day 2
At Sea
Read a book where a character rides on a boat or ship.
Mercy Falls William Kent Krueger 1/4/19

Day 3
Bar Harbor, Maine
Read a book set in Maine OR with the word HARBOR in the title.
Home for the Summer Holly Chamberlin 1/28/19

Day 4
Portland, Maine
Read a book where a character eats lobster OR with a Victorian house on the cover.
Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19

Day 5
Saint John (Bay Of Fundy), New Brunswick
Read a book set in Canada OR with a character that brews beer.
Set in New Brunswick -WOOHOOA Fall from Yesterday Norah Wilson 2/28/19

Day 6
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Read a book set on an island OR with a character that moves to Canada from another country.
Nothing Stays In Vegas Elena Aitken 1/10/19

Day 7
At Sea
Read a book where the FIRST letter of each title word can be found in "Gulf of St. Lawrence". (Two word minimum)
The Enemy Lee Child 1/22/19

Day 8
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Read a book set on Prince Edward Island OR with a MC that has red hair.

Day 9
At Sea
Quebec's name comes from an Algonquin word for "where the river narrows"
Read a book with a Native (North) American character AND set on a river. Tell us the river.
Both - Copper River Copper River William Kent Krueger 1/6/19

Day 10
Quebec City, Quebec
Read a book set in Quebec OR with a character that speaks French.
Thunder Bay William Kent Krueger 1/15/19

Bonus
Read a book with fall foliage on the cover.
Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna Two Girls Down Louisa Luna 2/9/19


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Challenge Rules
*Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
*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.

TLC A Trip Down Memory Lane - 2003

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Quarterly Challenges   A Trip Down Memory Lane - 2003

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Every 3 months we will give you a list of facts about a randomly selected year with reading tasks to go with them. Read one book for each task.


A Trip Down Memory Lane - 2003
Duration: 1st January 2019 - 31st March 2019


LEVELS
Fond Memories: 1-5 tasks
Reminiscing: 6-10 tasks
Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks

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Tasks:
1. Most watched TV show –CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Read a book where a crime scene is investigated.
Carved in Bone Jefferson Bass 1/1/19

2. Best selling single (US) – "In da Club" by 50 Cent
Read a book where characters are "In da Club" OR celebrating a birthday.
Nothing Stays In Vegas Elena Aitken 1/10/19

3. Best selling album (UK) – Beyoncé – Dangerously in Love
Read a book with the words DANGER or LOVE in the title.
Can't Buy Me Love Marie Force 2/10/19

4. Most popular film – Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King
Read a Fantasy OR a book from a trilogy.
Rough Skye Warren 1/31/19

5. Best selling book – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J. K. Rowling
Read a book with a first and last name in the title OR by an author who uses initials.
Until Proven Guilty J.A. Jance 1/8/19

6. People's Sexiest Man Alive/50 Most Beautiful People – Johnny Depp/Ryan Seacrest/Nick Carter/Pamela Anderson/Kelly Clarkson/Jessica Simpson
Read a book by an author who shares a first or last name with one of these people.
Ryan Seacrest A Disconnected Christmas Ryan Ringbloom 2/20/19

7. Born this year – May 1st - Lizzy Greene (Actor)
Read a book with a color word in the title.
Copper River William Kent Krueger 1/6/19

8. Died this year – July 27th – Bob Hope, legendary actor-comedian at age 100
Read a book with a character who is an actor OR a TBR#100.
The Beach at Painter's Cove Shelley Noble 1/11/19

IN THE NEWS

9. Jan 30th – Belgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage, becoming the second country in the world to do so.
Read a book with a GLBTIQ character.
A Very Lucky Christmas Lilac Mills 1/7/19

10. Mar 12th - Police recover Elizabeth Smart and arrest her abductors.
Read a book where a character is abducted and found.
Mercy Falls William Kent Krueger 1/4/19

11. April - Apple introduced the iTunes Store
Read a book where a character listens to music on a phone or ipod.
The Neighbor Lisa Gardner 1/24/19

12. May 28 – Prometea, the first horse cloned by Italian scientists, is born.
Read a book with a horse on the cover OR whose title begins with P.
Playboy Katy Evans 1/20/19

13. July 30th - The last classic Volkswagen Beetle rolls off its production line in Puebla, Mexico.
Read a book that is a Classic OR with a car on the cover.
Cruel Intent (Ali Reynolds, #4) by J.A. Jance Cruel Intent J.A. Jance 2/17/19

14. Sept 3rd - Harley Owners gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to celebrate 100 years of Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles.
Read a book with a character that is a biker OR a book set in Wisconsin.
Palm Beach Poison Tom Turner 3/4/19

15. Dec 12th - Keiko the Orca made famous by the "Free Willy" movies, dies
Read a book set in Scandinavia.
The Ice Princess Camilla Läckberg 3/10/19



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Challenge Rules
*Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
*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.