Sunday, July 29, 2018


Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads

DURATION: August 1 – August 31, 2018

Did you know that August is National Eye Exam Month? Our vision is quite important to most of us, especially those of us who love to read. We decided to base this month's challenge on the basic eye exam – and if you haven't had your eyes checked lately, we encourage you to do so soon!

1. Our visual acuity (how sharply we see objects) is tested with a chart with 8 lines of differently sized letters read from a distance.
✤ Read a book with an 8 in the original year of publication (tell us the year) OR a book whose title is printed in distinctly different sized letters (post the cover)
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg Diehard Football Fans Bucket Lcb 101 Rivalries, Tailgates, and Gridiron Traditions to See & Do Before You're Sacked by Steve Greenberg Everywhere That Mary Went (Rosato & Associates, #1) by Lisa Scottoline

2018 The Perfect Couple Elin Hilderbrand 8/2/18

2. The familiar chart we usually see in our eye doctor's office is called Snellen’s chart, named after Herman Snellen, a Dutch physician who came up with it in 1862. This chart is still used today to detect near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. 
✤ Read a book set in the late 1800s (1860 or later; tell us when) OR a book with a Dutch character, by a Dutch author or set in the Netherlands (tell us which option fits your book).

3. Being near-sighted means you can see objects near to you clearly, but objects farther away are blurry. This can is also described as being myopic. 
✤ Read a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in MYOPIC (post a link to the author's GR page) OR a book with a character who "can't see the forest for the trees" (open to your interpretation, but you must explain how it fits)
Merit is so into herself that she sees things by her perception and not what is actually happening. 
Without Merit Colleen Hoover 8/21/18 

4. Far-sightedness, on the other hand, means you can see distant objects clearly, but objects close to you may be blurry. 
✤ Read a book with the letters F-A-R in the title (do NOT have to be in order) OR a book with a person wearing glasses on the cover (must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover)
The Harder You Fall Gena Showalter 8/3/18

5. Astigmatism, the worst of both worlds, is an imperfection in the curvature of your eye that causes blurred distance and near vision. This is usually correctable, but sometimes surgery or other procedures are necessary. 
✤ Read a book with a character in a medical profession (tell us the character and the career) OR a book where the first letter of every word in the title (ALL words count, 3-word minimum) can be found in ASTIGMATISM (to use a letter more than once, it must appear more than once).
(Reese Powell, med student, then resident in family practise) Between You and Me Susan Wiggs 8/13/18

6. Depending on the size of the letters on the chart, and the distance you are from the chart, your vision will be categorized as something like 20/40 (when measured in feet) or 6/9 (when measured in meters). The first number indicates the distance you're standing from the chart (20 feet or 6 meters). The second number tells how well you did compared to a "normal" person. In the 20/40 example, when standing 20 feet from the chart, you read it as well as a "normal" person would when standing 40 feet away. 
✤ Read a book with an intact 20 or 40 in the total number of pages (208 and 340 work, 410 does not; tell us how many pages) OR a book in which a character undergoes some sort of medical test (tell us the character and the test).
440 pages No Turning Back Tiffany Snow 8/4/18

7. The Snell chart has a giant E on the top line, but other charts have an E that's pointing in different directions. Those charts are for patients who can't read the Snell chart letters aloud but can indicate which direction the E is pointing. There's also a chart that can be used for children, that has common animals pictured rather than letters.
✤ Read a book whose title begins with E (disregard A, An and The) OR a book with CHILDREN'S on its main GR page (must be over 150 pages; tell us how many pages).
188 pages Love, Ruby Lavender Deborah Wiles 8/20/18

See this thread for more detailed rules for all CCC challenges.

♦ If you want to participate in this challenge, please sign up by posting at least a partial list of the challenge requirements. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses. 

♦ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long. (See the link above for rules regarding graphic novels.) Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged :) Re-reads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book. You must read at least half of the book AFTER the challenge begins in order to count it for this challenge.

♦ For each book you read, please post a link to the title, and indicate the author and the date you finished reading it. If a challenge task gives several options, please make it clear which option you’ve chosen. If the task calls for an item on the cover or specific author initials or name/s, you must include a link to the book cover and/or author's name, respectively. To avoid spoiling a book for other readers, please use spoiler tags, if necessary, when explaining your book choices.* 
PLEASE NOTE: When we say that an item must be visible in the Goodreads thumbnail, we mean the little cover that shows up in a post, not the cover on the book's main page. 
    * For help with posting spoiler tags, see this post: Spoiler tags
    * If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title, cover or author, see the instructions here: Add a link to the book title, book cover and/or author

♦ When you complete the challenge, please copy and paste your entire list as a new message at the end of the challenge thread. If you do this while you still have the Edit window open, it will copy all of your links and formatting. If you don’t repost your list, with appropriate links, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge. Please do NOT simply post a link back to your original post. 

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