Thursday, February 28, 2019

TLC What the heck?? Airplanes!

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Yearly Challenges    What the heck?? Airplanes!


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What the heck?? Airplanes!
Duration: March 1, 2019-February 29, 2020

Tasks:

1. An airplane door wasn't shut properly
The last thing you want to realize 40 minutes into a flight is that the door isn't shut properly. But that's exactly what happened on a flight from the Philippines to South Korea in 2016. No passengers were harmed but they all received compensation.
✈️ Read a book with an open door on the cover OR where a character gets compensation for something OR with a title that begins with P.
Palm Beach Poison Tom Turner 3/4/19

2. Feathered friends on board
It's not unusual for Middle Eastern airlines to have a few extra pairs of wings. Not only can birds of prey have their own passports, they don't need to be kept in cages when the aircraft is in flight. Although airlines usually restrict the number of birds in the aircraft to just six, you could find yourself sat next to one – and in the case of one unusual flight to Jeddah – as many as twenty falcons.
✈️ Read a book with a bird of prey on the cover or mentioned in the story (Give us a sentence and page/loc#) OR a Series #6 or #20.
Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19 p 140 Olivia saw an owl swoop through the trees...

3. A forgotten wedding dress
Planning to get married abroad? Don’t forget to take your wedding dress when you when you disembark. A Skyscanner survey in 2013 that quizzed cabin crew saw one flight attendant reporting that someone had left their gown in the overhead lockers. You can't replace that in duty free.
✈️ Read a book where a character has a destination wedding OR where an item was forgotten on a plane OR with a wedding dress on the cover.
California Girls Susan Mallery 4/3/19

4. The Pope might marry you
When Pope Francis took his seat on a flight to Chile, he got talking to two engaged flight attendants. Carlos Ciuffardi and Paola Podest told him that a huge earthquake had destroyed the church that they'd planned to marry in. So Pope Francis stepped in and married the couple right there on the flight.
✈️ Read a book where a couple gets married in an odd spot (Tell us where) OR by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter OR where an earthquake occurs.
Tempting Dusty Helen Hardt 3/11/19

5. In-flight maintenance
Unless it’s the cocktail variety, don’t ask for a screwdriver on a flight. Especially if it’s to try and take the seats apart as one passenger attempted to do. They were swiftly removed from the plane.
✈️ Read a book where a screwdriver is used OR where a person is removed from some place OR where a cocktail is consumed.
Taking Catie Helen Hardt 3/12/19

6. Emotional support... monkey?
A lot of U.S airlines are surprisingly flexible when it comes to emotional support animals, but only if they have the correct paperwork. Gizmo the marmoset made it onto a flight from Vegas to Ohio but his owner’s lack of paperwork meant that the pair were later put on the airline’s no-fly list.
✈️ Read a book where a character has an unusual pet (Tell us the kind of pet.) OR set in Las Vegas OR with a character who has an unusual name. (Tell us the name.)
ferret The Billionaire's Unexpected Wife Ali Parker 3/8/19

7. How mushrooms caused an emergency landing
A humble jar of mushroom soup once caused a plane to make an emergency landing after it started leaking in the overhead locker. It dripped onto a man with a severe mushroom allergy and the Ryanair plane flying from Brussels to Dublin had to land in Germany.
✈️ Read a book where a character has an allergic reaction OR set in Germany OR where an emergency occurs.
Written in Red Anne Bishop 3/25/19

8. Bees on a plane
Air traffic controllers had another type of winged traffic to deal with after thousands of bees decided to make themselves at home under the wing of a plane in Dallas, Texas in 2015. The queen bee had flown under the wing and her dutiful bees followed her. Before the plane could take off, a local beekeeper was called to remove them, causing a delay of an hour.
✈️ Read a book where bees are prominent in the story OR set in Dallas or Texas OR published in 2015.
Once a Charmer Sharla Lovelace 3/9/19

9. A celebrity relieved himself
French actor Gerard Depardieu was removed from a plane in 2011 after he was accused of urinating in front of passengers. He refused to wait until the plane was in the air to use the bathroom so he relieved himself in a bottle at the back of the plane instead.
✈️ Read a book with a celebrity in the story (may be real or fictional) OR where a character relieves themselves in public OR with a character that is an actor.
Love's Chance Tracey Smith 3/20/19

10. A hair-raising experience
A plane to Majorca was forced to divert after a man set fire to his travel companion's hair as a prank during a flight from Manchester to Palma in 2012. The plane diverted to London Gatwick where the prankster was ejected from the flight and arrested for endangering aircraft safety.
✈️ Read a book where a character is set on fire OR with a character that is a prankster OR where a character is arrested for endangering others.
Darkness, Take My Hand Dennis Lehane 3/7/19

11. Maggots in the overhead locker
However bad your flight is, just be happy you weren't sitting under an overhead locker with maggots falling out of it. A passenger on a US Airways flight from Atlanta in 2010 had bought some spoiled meat on board with him – and an unexpected load of wriggly friends.
✈️ Read a book where spoiled food is found OR where a character finds maggots OR with a word in the title that contains double consonants.
Say You're Sorry Karen Rose 3/21/19

12. Baby on board
When Brit Debbie Owen went into labor on her flight, she tried her best to ignore the contractions and hold off until she landed. Despite her efforts, she was moved to first class and her baby was born in the air. She named her Shona Kirsty Yves, giving her the initials SKY.
✈️ Read a book where a character gives birth in a strange place OR with a British character OR where the letters SKY can be found in the title (in any order).
Charcoal Notes Grace Harper 3/31/19

13. Don't sing too loud
Next time you're getting really into the music with your headphones on, avoid any Whitney Houston. A woman was removed from a plane for singing "I Will Always Love You" at the top of her lungs in 2013. Officials insist it wasn't her song choice that was the problem.
✈️ Read a book where a character sings while wearing headphones or ear buds OR with a character that does not sing well OR with a title that begins with I.
The Ice Princess Camilla Läckberg 3/10/19

14. Pigs might fly
Pigs might fly one day but this one didn't. When a pig boarded a flight at Connecticut, he wasn't allowed to fly because he became noisy and disruptive. The pig and his owner were asked to disembark.
✈️ Read a book with a pig in the story OR set in Connecticut OR where a character is noisy and disruptive.
The Billionaire's Unexpected Wife #2 Ali Parker 3/8/19

15. Flames on the wing
Passengers on a flight from Barcelona to Russia got quite a shock when they saw flames coming from the wing of their Boeing 767. The plane made a speedy turnaround back to Spain and landed safely.
✈️ Read a book with a flame on the cover OR where a character flies on a plane OR set in Spain.
Sacred Dennis Lehane 3/6/19

16. Spy plane
A strange device was found in the bathroom of an American Airlines plane. People initially thought it to be a part of an explosive device, so the plane made an emergency landing. It turned out to be a camera that someone was using to spy on people using the bathroom.
✈️ Read a book where a hidden camera is found OR where a character is being watched without their knowledge OR with a scene in a bathroom.
On Second Thought Kristan Higgins 3/5/19

17. Lost luggage
It is of course annoying when an airline loses your luggage. But what if that luggage happened to be 172 gold bars weighing more than 3000kg? The hatch of a plane in Russia flew open during takeoff and scattered its load all over the runway. The gold bars, diamonds and gems were worth around $362 million (£275m).
✈️ Read a book where luggage is lost OR with gold bars, diamonds or gems in the story OR where something is scattered. Tell us what.
Blue Dust Circle of the Moon Faith Hunter 3/17/19

18. Passing away
Sadly, it is inevitable that people might pass away while in the air. Some larger planes can accommodate for this rare occurrence, but if that's not possible, you might find yourself sitting next to a dead body. When an elderly man passed away on a BA flight to America in 2006, the body was placed in first class on one of the reclining seats.
✈️ Read a book where a character passes away quietly OR where a person has a seat in first class OR set in 2006.
A Charm Like You Sharla Lovelace 3/13/19

19. Getting aggressive with prosthetics
One woman on a flight from Tunisia to Edinburgh found herself handcuffed to her seat by the end of the journey. The reason? The drunk woman had removed her prosthetic leg and started swinging it aggressively at the cabin crew.
✈️ Read a book where a character gets handcuffed OR where a character has a prosthetic OR where a woman gets drunk and aggressive.
Charmed at First Sight Sharla Lovelace 3/13/19

20. A man falsely triggered the emergency door
We are sorry to announce that activating the emergency slide will not help you get off a plane any quicker. In fact, as a man on a China Airways flight discovered in 2014, it’s likely to delay you even further. He caused around £10,000 ($13,100) worth of damage and passengers were stuck for two hours.
✈️ Read a book where a character uses a slide OR where a character is stuck somewhere OR where a character causes some damage. Tell us what kind of damage.
Three Weeks With a Bull Rider Cat Johnson 3/15/19


Info from: https://www.loveexploring.com/galleri...

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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 March Scavenger Hunt - State Fair

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Monthly Challenges  March Scavenger Hunt - State Fair

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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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March Scavenger Hunt - State Fair
Duration: March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Choose your level:

Event: 10-20 words
Ticket: 21-40 words
Souvenir: 41-50 words

List:
7. Candy Apple
13. Cotton Candy
18. Fairground


Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19
1. Amusement p 165 ..., he thought with amusement.
9. Cheer p 176 ...large television, cheering on the Red Sox...
14. Cow p 185 ...from a friend that still had a cow.
15. Enjoy p 197 Did you enjoy it?
27. Goat p 203 Maggie's mother has goats now.
31. Jam p 35 ...he passed on the rosemary jam.
46. Swing p 211 The tire swing and the white picket...
49. Vegetables p 85 Jess stared at the seafood, vegetables, and pasta...

Palm Beach Poison Tom Turner 3/4/19
2. Animals Loc 161 more than just eating dead animals.
3. Blue Loc 129 ...out of the blue and asked if...
4. Booth Loc 3651 ...down in a nice leatherette booth, get a...
6. Cakes Loc 4904 ...to be a piece of cake, assuming the guy...
8. Celebrate Loc 5600 ...tonight to celebrate the extraordinary life...
10. Chicken Loc 415 ...his specialty being chicken curry à la Crawford.
11. Concession Loc 3702 She knew that was a major concession.
16. Entertainment Loc 3044 ...by letting him head Entertainment.
20. Food Loc 2974 ...and instituted the odious food minimum, which resulted...
21. First Loc 247 “I heard you the first, second, and third times,”...
23. Fun Loc 1396 ...enough of your fun-loving personality.”
25. Game Loc 37 ...where you can play your silly little game.
26. Gate Loc 4355 ...massive wrought-iron gates and fences,...
29. House Loc 4344 One house to the north.
32. Joy Loc 2301 ...suppress his joy and solemnly thanked...
35. Music Loc 394 ...and forth to the music, like a bobble head...
36. Party Loc 347 ...and complained about a party of his.
37. Pies Loc 3673 “Piece of blueberry pie,” she said, curling...
38. Pig Loc 36 ...went, anyway—its own pig in France with...
39. Place Loc 135 ...was the kind of place that stocked a...
41. Rides Loc 1685 Rides a Harley, black jeans,...
42. Roll Loc 5005 ...see her silver Jag roll up in front of the house.
43. Second Loc 247 “I heard you the first, second, and third times,”...
44. Smells Loc 2743 I’m saying is this whole condo thing smells.
45. State Loc 1877 ...brothers ended up in the Sunshine State?
48. Third Loc 247 “I heard you the first, second, and third times,”...
50. Win Loc 3628 I believe you would call that a ‘win-win’ situation.

On Second Thought Kristan Higgins 3/5/19
17. Exhibit p 88 ...through the crowd to the photography exhibit.
30. Ice cream p 17 ...I’d get to have ice cream and watch TV,...
33. Lemonade p 4 Lemonade stands and barn restorations, new restaurant...

Sacred Dennis Lehane 3/6/19
22. Fried p 185 ...platters of fried food and...
28. Hotdog p 59 Hot dogs and Budweiser and Henry Fonda.
34. Midway p 189 She pointed to an article midway down the page.
47. Tent p 62 ...against the tent he'd made of...    

The Billionaire's Unexpected Wife Ali Parker 3/8/19
40. Popcorn Loc 1397 ...get a huge pile of popcorn and use that...

Once a Charmer Sharla Lovelace 3/9/19
5. Bumper Cars p 270 ...like fools, rode the bumper cars so ...
19. Ferris wheel p 54 ...the high dive or riding a Ferris wheel.    

Tempting Dusty Helen Hardt 3/11/19
12. Corn Dog p 27 But I'll buy you a corn dog.

Taking Catie Helen Hardt 3/12/19
24. Funnel Cake p 118 Get your hot dogs and funnel cakes from Mary at the concession stand.

TLC March Monthly - Corn Dogs

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Monthly Challenges  March Monthly - Corn Dogs

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March Monthly - Corn Dogs
Duration: March 1- March 31, 2019

Levels:

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

Tasks may be used as many times as you wish.

Tasks:
A corn dog is a sausage (usually a hot dog) on a stick that has been coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter and deep fried. It originated in the United States and is commonly found in American cuisine.

🔶 1. Read a book whose author's last name begins with a letter in CORN DOGS.
Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19
Turn of the Moon L.P. Dover 3/11/19

🔶 2. Read a book where a corn dog is eaten. Give us a sentence and page/loc #.
🔶 3. Read a book where a food is eaten on a stick. Tell us what the food is.

🔶 4. Read a book set in the United States.
On Second Thought Kristan Higgins 3/5/19
Love's Chance Tracey Smith 3/20/19

🔶 5. Read a book with a corn dog on the cover. Please post the cover.

Many different people have claimed to be the first to make or popularize corndogs. These people come from Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, California and Iowa.
🔶 6. Read a book where a character is from Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, California or Iowa.
Alex is from Urbana, Illinios. Untraceable Laura Griffin 3/18/19
🔶 7. Read a book with the letters CORN (in any order) in the title.
Once a Charmer Sharla Lovelace 3/9/19

During a high school baseball game in Adel, Iowa, ballpark vendors ran out of hot dog buns in the middle of the third inning. Roger Newman, a local tavern owner in attendance, took the remaining hot dogs and breaded them in a cornmeal batter he had prepared for an upcoming fish fry, and returned to the ballpark with them.
🔶 8. Read a book where a character goes to a high school baseball game.

🔶 9. Read a book where a character is a bar owner.
Darkness, Take My Hand Dennis Lehane 3/7/19

🔶 10. Read a Series #3.
Sacred Dennis Lehane 3/6/19 (Kenzie & Gennaro #3)
Taking Catie Helen Hardt 3/12/19 (The Temptation Saga #3)
Three Weeks With a Bull Rider Cat Johnson 3/15/19 (Oklahoma Nights #3)

Corn dogs are often served as street food or as fast food. They can also be found at almost any supermarket in North America as frozen food that can be heated and served.
🔶 11. Read a book where street food or fast food is eaten.
🔶 12. Read a book where a character goes to the supermarket.

National Corndog Day is a celebration of the corn dog, tater tots, and American beer that occurs on the first Saturday of March madness (NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship) of every year.
🔶 13. Read a book where a character drinks beer.
Palm Beach Poison Tom Turner 3/4/19
Heaven's Keep William Kent Krueger 3/14/19

🔶 14. Read a book where a character eats tater tots.

🔶 15. Read a book where a character watches basketball.
Deal Breakers Laura Lee 3/30/19

🔶 16. Read a book where a character participates in some kind of March Madness.

🔶 17. Read a book published in March.
Written in Red Anne Bishop 3/25/19
Murder of Crows Anne Bishop 3/27/19
Vision in Silver Anne Bishop 3/29/19

🔶 18. Read a book whose title begins with C or M .
Charmed at First Sight Sharla Lovelace 3/13/19
Circle of the Moon Faith Hunter 3/17/19    


Info from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_dog

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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 Monthly Challenges

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Monthly Challenges   March Easy As 1, 2, 3

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


My List:   
1. Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19 (Swift River Valley #1)
2. Palm Beach Poison Tom Turner 3/4/19 (Charlie Crawford Mystery #2)
3. Sacred Dennis Lehane 3/6/19 (Kenzie & Gennaro #3)

1. The Billionaire's Unexpected Wife Ali Parker 3/8/19 (The Billionaire's Unexpected Wife #1)
2. Darkness, Take My Hand Dennis Lehane 3/7/19 (Kenzie & Gennaro #2)
3. Once a Charmer Sharla Lovelace 3/9/19 (Charmed in Texas #3) 

1. The Ice Princess Camilla Läckberg 3/10/19 (Fjällbacka #1)
2. Teasing Annie Helen Hardt 3/12/19 (The Temptation Saga #2)
3. Three Weeks With a Bull Rider Cat Johnson 3/15/19 (Oklahoma Nights #3)

1. Tempting Dusty Helen Hardt 3/11/19 (The Temptation Saga #1)
2. Unspeakable Laura Griffin 3/19/19 (Tracers #2)
3. Love's Chance Tracey Smith 3/20/19 (Love Trilogy #3)

1. Untraceable Laura Griffin 3/18/19 (Tracers #1)
2. Murder of Crows Anne Bishop 3/27/19 (The Others #2)
3. Vision in Silver Anne Bishop 3/29/19

1. Turn of the Moon L.P. Dover 3/11/19 (Royal Shifters #1)
2. Deal Takers Laura Lee 3/30/19 (Dealing with Love #2)
3. Taking Catie Helen Hardt 3/12/19 (The Temptation Saga #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.   

   March Stand Alone
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Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Duration: March 1, 2019 - March 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. On Second Thought Kristan Higgins 3/5/19    


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.     
      



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.



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

Recurring Items:
1. Book Title: Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19
2. Author: Sharla Lovelace Once a Charmer 3/9/19
3. Main Character (first or last name)
4. Secondary Character: Trevor Stone Sacred Dennis Lehane 3/6/19
5. Place/Setting: Swift River Valley Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19
6. Item on cover: Swing
Secrets of the Lost Summer (Swift River Valley, #1) by Carla Neggers Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19

And the Specials for March are: 7. Things That Are Black: Suit Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19 p 24 No suit, black or otherwise, today.

8. Kinds of Dances: Swing Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19 p 211 The tire swing and the white picket...

9. Footware: Sandals Palm Beach Poison Tom Turner 3/4/19 Loc 3113 ...matching khaki cargo shorts and sandals came into the room...

10. Kinds of Candy: Snicker Palm Beach Poison Tom Turner 3/4/19 Loc 4149 Miller snickered and went on.

11. Internet Lingo: Software Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19 p 24 ...entertainment software company named...

12. Things to Do on a Date: Swim Palm Beach Poison Tom Turner 3/4/19 Loc 2543 Look, why don’t you come over for lunch and a swim?    


Your letter is:

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

TDD March 2019 Reading Wheel and Random Reads

Tall, Dark & Deadly discussion on goodreads

Challenges  Reading Wheel - March 2019    


Purpose: Reduce that TBR / Choose your next book

How it works:

OPTION #1

* Every month I will spin the wheel and participants will read a book from the resulting category. See below for a list of categories and their corresponding shelves.
* You can read as many books from the category as you like.

OPTION #2

* Participants spin their own wheel.
* Click on the Reading Wheel Link and spin the wheel.

* Read a book from the Goodreads shelf for the category that you land on - see below for a list of categories and their corresponding shelves.

OPTION #3
*Do both option #1 and option #2.

Categories

Military Hero / Historical-Military Hero
FBI Agent
Kick-Ass Heroine
Small Town Cop / Small Town Sheriff
Female Detective / Lady Detectives
Serial Killer / Serial Killers
Private Investigator
Firefighter / Firefighters
Amnesia / Amnesia Romance
Dare Devil / Dare Devils
Bodyguard / Bodyguards
Covert Operative / Spy Romance / Regency Spy Romance

* Be sure to let us know the book that you read and what you thought of it.

* Feel free to ask any questions in this thread.    

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MARCH CATEGORY: BODYGUARD

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Option 3:

Bodyguard:
FBI Agent: The Thing About Love Julie James


Random Reads

Random Reads - March 2019
Purpose: Reduce that TBR

How it works
* In this challenge, each participant picks a random book from their personal TBR to read during the upcoming month.

* Sort your TBR shelf (or any other shelf you want to use for the challenge) by position. Make sure the numbers are enabled on your shelf. You do this by going to "settings" on the "my books" tab, clicking on the "position" option and pressing "save".

* Go to Random.org. Type 1 in the "Min" box and the total number of books of your shelf in the "Max" box. Click "generate".

* Scroll to the number obtained from Random.org. This is the book you will read for this month.

* Post your book in this thread and be sure to come back and tell us what you thought of it.

* Feel free to ask any questions in this thread.    

#1282 - On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins Kristan Higgins

Sunday, February 24, 2019

CCC March 2019 Scavenger - International Women's Day

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MARCH 2019 SCAVENGER - International Women's Day
Timeframe: 3/1/19 to 3/31/19
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What would the world be like today if the strong women of years past hadn't had the courage or the motivation to explore new horizons? International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women's rights. Here is a small sampling of women who have been instrumental in improving the world in some way.

1. Sappho - One of the first known female writers, she lived around 570 BCE. Plato referred to Sappho as one of the great 10 poets. She is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung and accompanied by a lyre. Most of her poetry is now lost, and what exists has survived only in fragmentary form, except for one complete poem – the "Ode to Aphrodite."
* Read a book of poetry (must be at least 150 pages) - or - a book with a one-word title.
Sacred Dennis Lehane 3/6/19

2. Florence Nightingale - As a British nurse serving in the Crimean War in the 1850's, Florence Nightingale was instrumental in changing the role and perception of the nursing profession. Her dedication won widespread admiration and led to a significant improvement in the treatment of wounded soldiers.
* Read a book with a main character who is a nurse (no other medical professional) - or - a book with WAR on its main GR genre page.
Deal Takers Laura Lee 3/30/19

3. Amelia Earhart - An early American aviation pioneer and author, she is most known for being the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She also set many other records and wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.
* Read a book in which a character disappears (is abducted, gets lost, etc.) - or - a book with a character who is a pilot (male or female).
Turn of the Moon L.P. Dover 3/11/19

4. Sacagawea - A member of the Lemhi Shoshone tribe, she and her trader husband Toussaint Charbonneau met Lewis and Clark while the explorers visited among the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes of North Dakota. She served as an interpreter and a guide. With her help, the newly acquired territories of the West were explored and mapped, a crucial step in maintaining the United States' claim to them.
* Read a book with a Native American character - or - a book set in a state bordering the Missouri River in western U.S. (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, or Missouri).
Heaven's Keep William Kent Krueger 3/14/19

5. Eleanor Roosevelt - She was the wife and political aide of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt. In her own right Eleanor made a significant contribution to the field of human rights, a topic she campaigned upon throughout her life. As head of the U.N. human rights commission she helped to draft the 1948 U.N. declaration of human rights.
* Read a book written by or about a first lady of the United States (either fiction or non-fiction) - or - a book with a character who is a politician or government official of some kind.
Written in Red Anne Bishop 3/25/19

6. Sophie Scholl - A member of the German anti-Nazi resistance, Scholl was a German student and political activist within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after being found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother, Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine.
* Read a book where the author's first AND last name start with the same letter - or - a book set in Germany.
Palm Beach Poison Tom Turner 3/4/19

7. Jane Goodall - Dame Jane Morris Goodall is a British primatologist and anthropologist. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her over 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees since she first went to Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania in 1960.
* Read a book with the total number of pages containing repeated numbers together (255 would work, 343 and 191 would not - tell us how many pages) - or - a book with a wild animal on the cover (show us the cover). Bonus if it's a chimpanzee.
155 pages The Billionaire's Unexpected Wife #3 Ali Parker 3/8/19


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♦ Books must be at least 150 pages long. 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 and not simply skim through it.

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♦ When you complete the challenge, please post your entire list as a new message to make it easier for everyone to see what you’ve read :) If you don’t repost your list, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge.    

TLC Words in a Word Game #6

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Quarterly Challenges    Words in a Word Game #6

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Words in a Word Game #6
Duration: March 1, 2019-May 31, 2019


The objective of this quarterly challenge is to find words in
SUBDERMATOGLYPHIC .
Then find these words in book titles.
You may use the letters how ever you want BUT the words must have at least 3 letters.

Level 1: 10 books
Level 2: 11-20 books
Level 3: 21-30 books


My List:   
1. LOST Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19
2. PALM Palm Beach Poison Tom Turner 3/4/19
3. SACRED Sacred Dennis Lehane 3/6/19
4. ICE The Ice Princess Camilla Läckberg 3/10/19
5. CHARM Once a Charmer Sharla Lovelace 3/9/19
6. DUSTY Tempting Dusty Helen Hardt 3/11/19
7. CATIE Taking Catie Helen Hardt 3/12/19
8. SIGHT Charmed at First Sight Sharla Lovelace 3/13/19
9. CHARM A Charm Like You Sharla Lovelace 3/13/19
10. TRACE Untraceable Laura Griffin 3/18/19
11. SAY Say You're Sorry Karen Rose 3/21/19
12. RED Written in Red Anne Bishop 3/25/19
13. DEAL Deal Breakers Laura Lee 3/30/19
14. DEAL Deal Takers Laura Lee 3/30/19
15. THE Haunting the Deep Adriana Mather 4/2/19        
16. GIRLS California Girls Susan Mallery 4/3/19
17. MARGO Finding Margo Susanne O'Leary 4/6/19
18. YOU Before I Let You Go Kelly Rimmer 4/6/19
19. MAGIC Magic Breaks Ilona Andrews 4/8/19
20. TRIAL Trial by Fire J.A. Jance 4/10/19
21. YOU I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You Ally Carter 4/11/19
22. GIRL Runaway Girl Tessa Bailey 4/14/19
23. GIRL Getaway Girl Tessa Bailey 4/15/19
24. TROUBLE The Trouble with Twelfth Grave Darynda Jones 4/17/19
25. LIES Sweet Little Lies Abbi Glines 4/19/19
26. HEIR Rebel Heir Vi Keeland 4/21/19
27. HEART Rebel Heart Penelope Ward 4/22/19
28. ROAD Riverbend Road RaeAnne Thayne 4/28/19    
29. MAGIC Magic Shifts Ilona Andrews 5/4/19
30. MAGIC Magic Binds Ilona Andrews 5/6/19
31. HOT Hot Winter Nights Jill Shalvis 5/9/19    

Hint: Go to Scrabble Word Finder. Enter some of the letters and get all the words you can make from those letters.

Example:
Root Word: PROPERTY
Words Found:
proper No Proper Lady
pyre Witch's Pyre
toy Dangerous Boys and Their Toy

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 One Hit Wonders of 2003

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Quarterly Challenges        One Hit Wonders of 2003

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One Hit Wonders of 2003
Duration: March 1- May 31, 2019

Tasks:

1. Norah Jones - Don't Know Why 3:08
🎤 Read a book whose author's first or last name begins with N or J OR page count contains a 0, 3 or 8 OR with a word in the title that rhymes with WHY.
Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19

2. Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom 3:17
🎤 Read a book whose author's first or last name begins with F or W OR page count contains a 1, 3 or 7 OR with a character who has a "HOT MOM".
Circle of the Moon Faith Hunter 3/17/19

3. Stacie Orrico - (There's Gotta Be) More to Life 3:20
🎤 Read a book whose author's first or last name begins with S or O OR published in a year that contains a 0, 2 or 3 OR with a character who is looking for more from life.
The Billionaire's Unexpected Wife Ali Parker 3/8/19

4. Liz Phair - Why Can't I? 3:28
🎤 Read a book whose author's first or last name begins with L or P OR page count contains a 2, 3 or 8 OR where a character "can't breathe whenever they think" about that special person.
Once a Charmer Sharla Lovelace 3/9/19

5. Allison Moorer (Kid Rock featuring) - Picture 4:58
🎤 Read a book whose author's first or last name begins with A or M OR page count contains a 4, 5 or 8 OR where a character looks at a photo of a lost love.
244 pages Charmed at First Sight Sharla Lovelace 3/13/19

6. Kelis - Milkshake 2:44
🎤 Read a book whose author's first or last name begins with K OR page count contains a 2 or 4 OR with a one word title.
Sacred Dennis Lehane 3/6/19

7. t.A.T.u - All the Thing She Said 3:44
🎤 Read a book whose author's first or last name begins with A or T OR page count contains a 3 or 4 OR with a pronoun in the title.
Palm Beach Poison Tom Turner 3/4/19

8. JC Chasez - Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love) 4:50
🎤 Read a book whose author's first or last name begins with C or J OR page count contains a 0, 4 or 5 OR whose author uses initials.
Turn of the Moon L.P. Dover 3/11/19

9. Korn - Did My Time 4:10
🎤 Read a book whose author's first or last name ends with N OR published in a year that contains a 0, 1 or 4 OR with a character that has a lot of anger inside them.
Teasing Annie Helen Hardt 3/12/19

10. Trapt - Headstrong 4:46
🎤 Read a book whose author's first or last name begins or ends with T OR page count contains a 4 or 6 OR with a character that can be described as headstrong.
Taking Catie Helen Hardt 3/12/19


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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 Lucky Charms

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Monthly Challenges     Lucky Charms

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Penni wrote this challenge for the March 2015 Monthly Challenge.

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"You're always after me Lucky Charms."

Lucky Charms
Duration: Two Months From Your Starting Date


Levels:
Green Clovers: 1-5 books
Pots of Gold: 6+ books

Tasks:
The first boxes of Lucky Charms cereal contained marshmallows in the shapes of pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers. This is the list of permanent marshmallows (according to Wikipedia) along with each one’s own special meaning or “power” that it represents.

Hearts - power to bring things to life
☘ Read a book by an author you love or an author that spins a story larger than life OR
☘ Read a book where a character that gives birth Point of No Return Tiffany Snow 2/28/19
☘ Read a book with a zombie character

Shooting Stars - power to fly
☘ Read a book with a character that can fly (angel, certain vampires, pilots, etc.) OR
☘ Read a book that involves air travel The Billionaire's Unexpected Wife Ali Parker 3/8/19
☘ Read a Science Fiction book

Horseshoes - power to speed things up
☘ Read a book about a race or a character who races (cars, track, horses) OR
☘ Read a novella or an installment of a serial OR
☘ Read a book that you just can’t put down On Second Thought Kristan Higgins 3/5/19

Clovers - luck, but you will never know what kind of luck you'll get
☘ Read a book where someone gets lucky OR
☘ Read a book where someone is down on their luck OR
Read a book with a green cover
 Out of Turn (Kathleen Turner, #4) by Tiffany Snow Out of Turn Tiffany Snow 2/26/19

Blue Moons - power of invisibility
☘ Read a book about ghosts or where a character has the power of invisibility OR
☘ Read a book where a character is stealthy, undercover, or is in hiding OR
Read a book that has a moon on the cover
Turn of the Moon (Royal Shifters, #1) by L.P. Dover Turn of the Moon L.P. Dover 3/11/19

Rainbows - instantaneous travel from place to place
Read a book that has a character that can teleport (or similar power)
Written in Red Anne Bishop 3/25/19
☘ Read a book with a rainbow on the cover OR
☘ Read a book that takes place somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit and let it transport you there

Balloons - power to make things float
☘ Read a book that is light hearted and raises your spirits OR
☘ Read a book with a balloon, air ship or dirigible in the story(Steampunk anyone?) OR
☘ Read a book with a higher power (angels, gods)

Unicorn - according to the inaugural cereal box, unicorns can "cleanse water with a touch of their horn," "heal whatever troubles you," and "always know when you are telling the truth"
☘ Read a book with a body of water on the cover OR
☘ Read a book where a troubled character feels better OR
☘ Read a book where a character can tell when people lie It Happened One Wedding Julie James 2/27/19

Limited Edition Marshmallows
Whale (1986)
☘ Read a book that features a creature from the sea

Green Pine Tree (1990)
☘ Read a book that has a character that is a “tree hugger” (active to protect the earth/environment)

Blue Diamonds (1975)
☘ Read a book that involves a mine or mining or precious gems.
Vision in Silver Anne Bishop 3/29/19

Pots of Gold (1994)
☘ Read a book where a character comes into a lot of money/valuables.
Once a Charmer Sharla Lovelace 3/9/19

Leprechaun Hats (1997)
☘ Read a book with a character that is very mischievous.
Say You're Sorry Karen Rose 3/21/19

Orange Shooting Stars and Around the World Charms (1998)
☘ Read a book with a star or a round object on the cover.
Circle of the Moon (Soulwood, #4) by Faith Hunter Faith Hunter 3/17/19

Crystal Ball (2001)
☘ Read a book where a character can read the future.
Heaven's Keep William Kent Krueger 3/14/19

Hourglass (2008) - power to Stop Time, Speed Up Time, Reverse Time
☘ Read a book where time is affected by something. Tell us how time is changed.

Hidden Key (2005)
☘ Read a book where an hidden object/person/secret is revealed.
Secrets of the Lost Summer Carla Neggers 3/2/19

Magic Mirror (2006)
☘ Read a book where magic is integral to the storyline.

Cinnamon Vanilla Lucky Charms include only snowman, snowball, and snowflake shaped marshmallows (2017)
☘ Read a book set in the winter.
The Ice Princess Camilla Läckberg 3/10/19

Winter-themed marshmallows, including snowmen and snowflakes, were added as part of a limited addition chocolatey winter mix (2018)
☘ Read a book with snow or a snowman on the cover.



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"They're magically delicious!
You'll Never Get Me Lucky Charms!"



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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.