Saturday, January 27, 2018

TLC At the Carnival - People

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Quarterly Challenges  At the Carnival - People


At the Carnival - People
Duration: 3 months from the starting date.

24-Hour Man — Employee who travels the route to the next lot, posting "arrows" to guide the traveling vehicles.
🎟 Read a book with a number (24, not one) in the title OR with a character that travels OR with an arrow on the cover. Please post the cover.
Absinthe Winter Renshaw 2/6/18

Bearded Lady — A female "human oddity" with a beard, usually genuine, though there have been occasional gaffs.
🎟 Read a book with a female lead that carries the story (like the Kay Scarpetta ) OR with a title that begins with a B OR with a beard on the cover. Please post the cover.
Rattlesnake Crossing J.A. Jance 1/26/18

Concession Manager — Second in authority only to the carnival owner, the concession manager supervises the location of the concessions, arranges for security personnel, and handles beefs arising from concession operation. Generally takes home about half of the 10% collected from the games.
🎟 Read a book where a character gets a commission OR that is a Series #2 OR with a character that works in security.
Dangerous Games Lora Leigh 1/29/18

Daredevil shows like the globe of death which features motorcycles performing inside an enclosed sphere or a high diving act.
🎟 Read a book where a character performs daring feats OR is a superhero OR with the word DARE or DEVIL in the title.
Fire at Dusk Lila Ashe 2/9/18

🎟 Read a book where a family is the main focus of the story OR from this list- Family Saga OR that is tagged Family.
Closer Than You Think Karen Rose 2/5/18

Gazoonie — The lowest form of carny, the itinerant day laborers who come and go at the drop of a hat. Also refers to a very young and inexperienced worker who probably won't be able to take the hard work and will be gone in a few days.
🎟 Read a book with a young character (under 30) OR a character that does not like hard work OR with a strange or unusual title.
Journey to the River Sea Eva Ibbotson 1/27/18

Glass Bender — A midway joint craftsman who manufactures knicknacks (little unicorns and the like) from glass rods using a propane torch.
🎟 Read a book where a character works with glass OR with the word GLASS in the title OR with some type of GLASS on the cover.
Ex. The Sound of Glass by Karen White Please post the cover.

Second Chance Girl Susan Mallery 2/4/18

Lookie-Lou — More a regionalism than strictly a carny term. Same as "lot lice," they'll walk around and see what they can see, but they won't part with a dime.
🎟 Read a book with a character that is cheap OR with a title that has 2 words that begin with the same letter OR with a form of currency on the cover. Please post the cover.
The Exile of Sara Stevenson Darci Hannah 2/3/18

Show Ho' — A female who sleeps around indiscriminately with carnies. Might be a carnival employee, might be a local, but in either case this is a derogatory term.
🎟 Read a book with a character that "sleeps around indiscriminately" OR where a character is called a derogatory name (give us the sentence and page/Loc) OR with one woman on the cover. Please post the cover.
Wild Adriane Leigh 1/31/18

🎟 Read a book where a couple goes on a date OR with a setting at a high school/college/university OR with a MC that is a teenager.
Every Day David Levithan 1/30/18    

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