Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CCC Wolves and Penguins and Foxes, Oh My!

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Misfit Challenges Wolves and Penguins and Foxes, Oh My!    

DURATION: February 1 – July 31, 2018

There are some animals that are most often associated with cold and snow. Here's a challenge that may help you learn a little more about five of our favorite "winter" animals :)

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1. Arctic Wolves live in the Arctic Circle, Alaska, northern Canada, Iceland and Greenland.
Read a book set in the northern hemisphere; tell us where OR a book with a circular object shown prominently on its cover; post the cover
Scotland The Exile of Sara Stevenson Darci Hannah 2/3/18

2. They have two layers of very white fur to protect them from the cold. The inner layer works as a waterproof barrier for the skin, while the outer layer is thick to keep body heat in. During the winter, the outer layer will get even thicker.
Read a "thick" book (over 400 pages); tell us how many pages OR a book with a two-word title (ALL words count)
688 pagesCloser Than You Think Karen Rose 2/5/18

3. While they can weigh up to 150 pounds, the average weight is 75 pounds, and they are usually between 3-6 feet long. Their lifespan is about 7-10 years.
Read a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in ARCTICWOLF OR a book set in the winter (Nov., Dec. or Jan.); tell us when
Absinthe Winter Renshaw 2/6/18

4. Females generally give birth to 2-3 pups at a time. Pups weigh about 1 pound, and are born blind and deaf, so are totally dependent on their mothers for awhile after birth.
Read a book in which the main character has one or two siblings (no more) OR book #3 from a series; tell us the series
Wild Justice Liz Fielding 2/20/18

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5. Penguins live mostly in Antarctica, South America, South Africa, New Zealand and the Galapagos Islands, and their lifespan is generally 15-20 years.
Read a book set in the southern hemisphere; tell us where OR a book originally published between 1998 and 2003 (inclusive); tell us the publication date
August 7th 2001 Paradise Lost J.A. Jance 3/12/18

6. Emperor Penguins can be 3-1/2 feet tall and weigh up to 75 pounds, while Little Blue Penguins, also known as Fairy Penguins, are only 16 inches tall and weigh a mere 2-1/2 pounds.
Read a book with a color name in the author's first or last name (compound words like GOLDstone will be accepted, but not names like BROWNing) OR a book in which an emperor plays a part; without giving away spoilers, tell us how
Alone In the Dark Karen Rose 2/12/18

7. Penguins can't fly, they swim instead, using their wings for propulsion. They can reach speeds of around 15 miles per hour. About 75% of a penguin's life is spent in the water, where they do all of their hunting.
Read a book with a bird name in the title OR a book with a character who swims regularly; tell us the character
Kristi Bentz Lost Souls Lisa Jackson 2/24/18

8. They have insulating layers of air, skin and blubber, and their white bellies blend with the snow and sunlight, making it difficult for an underwater predator to see them.
Read a book with a black and white cover (only the title and author name can be a different color); post the cover OR a book in which a character hides from someone in a dangerous situation
Even the Score Beth Ehemann 2/19/18

9. When penguins find mates, they sing to each other so they can recognize their voices. Penguins take very good care of their eggs. After the female penguin lays her egg she goes out to look for food. The male penguin will sit on the egg to protect it until she returns. When she comes back he leaves to look for food.
Read a book in which both parents take care of their children OR a book with ROMANCE on its main GR page
Dignity Jay Crownover 2/14/18

10. When the chick hatches, it immediately starts calling out so its parents will learn to recognize its voice.
Read a book in which music plays an important part; without giving away spoilers, tell us how OR a book whose main character's first initial can be found in CHICK
Kate Coppola Every Dark Corner Karen Rose 2/23/18

11. They are social animals who usually move in large groups to keep warm. They can be playful, and seem to enjoy tobogganing. They will lay on their tummy and slide through the ice and snow. Penguins will also dive off cliffs into the water, get out and dive again for fun. Penguins can jump up to 6 feet out of the water.
Read a book just for fun OR a book with a character who could be considered playful; tell us the character and why you think that
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Taylor Jenkins Reid 3/15/18

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12. Polar bears are the world's largest land predators, and they generally live up to 25 years.
Read a book with a predator of some sort; without giving away any spoilers, tell us what kind of predator OR a book from a series with 25 or more published books; tell us the series and the book's position
Serial KillerThe View from Rainshadow Bay Colleen Coble 2/18/18

13. They generally hang around in Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland and Norway, with about 60% of them living just in Canada. It is illegal to hunt them but due to climate change, they're still in danger of extinction.
Read a book set in Canada or by a Canadian author OR a book that deals with climate change in some way
BOTHThis Fallen Prey Kelley Armstrong 2/17/18

14. Female bears start having cubs at the age of four or five. When cubs are first born, they are about the size of an average rat and weigh less than 1 pound.
Read a book in which a baby is born OR a book with a 1 in its average GR rating on the day you started reading it (not the number of ratings, the rating itself); tell us the rating
Lucifer's Tears James Thompson 3/2/18

15. Each hair of a polar bear's fur is like a transparent hollow tube, so the bear looks white because the hairs reflect visible light.
Read a book with a predominantly white cover; post the cover OR a book with a transparent item shown prominently on the cover (eyeglasses, a window, etc.); post the cover
Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland Sex, Not Love Vi Keeland 2/2/18

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16. In the wild in America, they're called caribou. When domesticated (and in Europe), they are called reindeer.
Read a book whose title has changed since it was originally published; tell us both titles OR a book in which the first letter of every word in the title (ALL words count!) can be found in CARIBOU; two-word minimum
Once Burned Jeaniene Frost 3/4/18

17. Bull reindeer (males) can weigh up to 700 pounds, while cows (females) generally weigh in at up to 260 pounds. They can live up to 15 years in the wild.
Read a book with a wild animal shown prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book with an intact "15" in the total page count; tell us how many pages
Two Times the Charm (Alpha Doms, #9) by Christin Lovell Two Times the Charm Christin Lovell 4/7/18

18. Both genders grow antlers, which are usually about 3 feet tall! The adult males usually lose their antlers in December, while young males lose theirs in early spring. Females' antlers fall off in the summer. Never fear, though: antlers grow back each year.
Read a book written by an author whose first name on GR does not indicate gender (Chris, Terry, Alex, etc.) OR a book with animal horns shown prominently on the cover; post the cover
Everything We Left Behind Kerry Lonsdale 2/28/18

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19. The feet of a Snow Leopard are much wider and covered in more fur than other big cats. This provides them with "snowshoes" in the cold and snowy climates in which they live.
Read a book in which a character participates in winter sports in some way (skiing, snowshoeing. etc.); tell us the character and the sport OR a book with a cat shown prominently on the cover; post the cover
Richard and Maureen go skiing every year. The Wife Between Us Greer Hendricks 3/18/18

20. The nose of a Snow Leopard is shorter than that of most big cats, but it has a wide nasal cavity that allows air to be warmed before reaching the cat's lungs.
Read a book with SNOW in the title (no variations) OR a book that is a prequel to a series or other book (must be at least 100 pages); tell us the series/book
Snow Angels James Thompson 2/15/18

21. Their tails are about three feet long and thick with fur, which the cat uses to wrap around its body and face when resting in freezing temperatures.
Read a book with an animal's tail shown prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book whose cover prominently shows a person whose face is not visible; post the cover
One You Can't Forget (Hades' Spawn MC #1) by Lexy Timms One You Can't Forget Lexy Timms 2/26/18

22. A snow leopard cannot roar, due to its underdeveloped vocal chords. Instead, it makes other sounds like growling, chuffing, hissing and meowing.
Read a book with verb ending in ING in its title OR a book with a character with some kind of physical disability; tell us the character and the disability
I Am Watching You Teresa Driscoll 2/13/18

23. While not necessarily nocturnal, Snow Leopards are rarely seen during the day. They're mostly active at dawn and dusk.
Read a book with a night scene shown prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book with a character who regularly starts his/her day before sunrise; tell us the character
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker Emma in the Night Wendy Walker 2/13/18

24. They are mostly elusive and solitary animals who are shy and will usually flee if disturbed while feeding or resting – unless they think their cubs are in danger.
Read a book with a reclusive character; tell us the character OR a book by an author who has published no more than five books; tell us how many
3 The Breakdown B.A. Paris 2/25/18    

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