Tuesday, February 27, 2018

WRC Favorite Album - Bookends

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Favorite Album - BookendsDate: 03/01/18 - 04/30/18

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Welcome to our next Favorite Album challenge. This one is based on Simon & Garfunkel's "Bookends". Thanks to Connie for this recommendation!

To complete the challenge, read a book that fits a task for each of the ten items below.


Challenge Rules:
The page limit requirement is 125 pages unless otherwise specified; however, participants are welcome to combine smaller books to reach the page limit. All books are allowed (children's, manga, graphic novels, audio, ebook, etc). Re-reads are fine - just be sure to re-read the entire book.

Challenge Updates:
You are welcome to post updates while working your way through the challenge. When posting an update, please include the following information: a link to the book title, the author's name, and the date you finished reading the book.

Completed Challenges:
When you have completed this challenge, copy and paste your entire challenge in a new message, letting us know it is completed. A completed challenge must include: a link to the book title, the author's name, and the date you finished reading the book. If this information is missing, your challenge is incomplete.

1. Bookends: Bookends is the fourth studio album by American duo Simon & Garfunkel.
♫Read the fourth book of a series or book #4 from your TBR, OR
♫Read a book whose title begins with "B".
Edge of Darkness Karen Rose 3/2/18 (Cincinnati #4)

2. Simon & Garfunkel: Simon & Garfunkel was an American folk rock duo consisting of Paul Simon, a singer-songwriter, and singer, Art Garfunkel. The duo was formed in Queens, New York.
♫Read a book with a character named Paul or Art, OR
♫Read a book set in New York The Wife Between Us Greer Hendricks 3/18/18

3. Genre: The album is considered to be of the Folk Rock genre.
♫Read a book in which the first letter of each title word can be found in FOLKROCK, OR
♫Read a book with the word "folk" or "rock" found in the text (provide page or location number, please).
Devil's Claw J.A. Jance 3/3/18 p 237 Anyway, one day I went to the rock pile all by myself.

4. Release Date: Bookends was released on April 2, 1968.
♫Read a book published in April, OR Chaser Kylie Scott 4/26/18
♫Read a book published in 1968

5. Length: The album is 29 minutes, 51 seconds long.
♫Read book #29 or #51 from your TBR, OR
♫Read a series book #2, #9, #5 or #1 No One But You Brenda Novak 3/8/18

6. Producer: Bookends was produced by Simon & Garfunkel and Roy Halee.
♫Read a book in which the author's first and last initial can be found in ROYHALEE,
Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke 3/9/18
OR ♫Read a book with a character whose LAST name begins with "S" or "G"

7. Label: Bookends was released on the Columbia label. Columbia was founded in 1887 - 131 years ago.
♫Read a book whose title begins with "C" or ends with "A", OR
♫Read a book whose total page count contains the numbers 1 or 3.
313 pages Death Below Stairs Jennifer Ashley 3/6/18

8. Concept Album and John Simon:
Bookends is a concept album, which explores a life journey from childhood to old age. John Simon joined the production team when Paul Simon suffered from writer's block.
♫Read a book in which a child or elderly person plays a part, Lucifer's Tears James Thompson 3/2/18
OR ♫Read a book in which something is blocked or stopped, or where something is lost.

9. Mrs. Robinson: Bookends produced the number one single "Mrs. Robinson". The song contains a reference to famous baseball star, Joe DiMaggio. It became the first rock song to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
♫Read a book with "Mrs." in the title, OR
♫Read a book that has won an award Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (2013)Gods and Beasts Denise Mina 3/17/18

10. 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: In 2012, the Bookends album was ranked at #234 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
♫Read a book with over 234 pages, OR
♫Read a book published in 2012 Once Burned Jeaniene Frost 3/4/18

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