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message 1: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Another challenge inspired by a great song of the 80s.

Duration: Six months from sign-up date.
Number of books: 14 if you do all categories.
The rules are simples: You may choose as many (or as few) categories as you like, but only folks who read all 14 books are worthy of the jelly bracelets and leg warmers. The books may be from any genre, unless specified otherwise in a category. Re-reads are allowed as are books used for other challenges. You can post your list up front or as you go and you can make changes as you go.

You can start this challenge whenever you like. Once you decide to start you have six months to complete it. Please post your challenge dates when you sign-up and with each update.

Here are your categories:

Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

M –
I –
C –
K –
E –
Y –


Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc)

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role.

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Read any book from a series of which you are fond. (Note: This should be a series you’ve already started so no Book #1s, please, unless it’s a re-read.)

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Read any Young Adult book.

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc)

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover.

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird.

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.


message 2: by Christine (last edited Oct 04, 2012 11:02AM) (new)

Christine | 50 comments Participants


Allison Ann…………….Aug 24 2012 – Feb 24 2013……..0/14
Cathy………….…………..Jul 24 2012 – Jan 24 2013….…...1/14
Cindy……………………...Jul 24 2012 – Jan 24 2013……….8/14
Deborah…………………Jul 24 2012 – Jan 24 2013……..13/14
Denise………………….…Jul 24 2012 – Jan 24 2013….…...6/14
Laura……………………..Aug 24 2012 – Feb 24 2013…….4/14
~Melissa~…………..….Jul 24 2012 – Jan 24, 2013….…...0/14
Melissa (ladybug) …..Jul 24 2012 – Jan 24 2013….….11/14
Paris………………………Jul 24 2012 – Jan 24 2013….….13/14
Rachael C.…………….…Jul 27 2012 – Jan 27 2013….…...6/14
Sanz………………………Sep 01 2012 – Feb 28 2013……...0/14
wfpoppet……………….Sep 01 2012 – Feb 28 2013………3/14


message 3: by Paris, Official Confetti Maker (last edited Dec 18, 2012 10:04PM) (new)

Paris (PAH13) | 2564 comments Mod
Yay Another awesomely 80's Christine challenge! I'm totally in! And I'm in it for the jelly bracelets and leg warmers.

TCF: "Mickey" by Tony Basil Reading Challenge
Duration: July 24, 2012 - January 24, 2013
Completed: 14/14


Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

MThe Mage in Black by Jaye Wells - ♥♥♥ - 8/15/12
IImmortal Rider by Larissa Ione - ♥♥♥♥ - 8/24/12
CBiting Cold by Chloe Neill - ♥♥♥♥♥ - 9/16/12
KGrave Memory by Kalayna Price - ♥♥♥♥ - 9/9/12
EAngelfall by Susan E - ♥♥♥♥♥ - 8/18/12
YOn Dublin street by Samantha Young - ♥♥♥♥♥ - 9/4/2012


Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc)
Calling the Shots by Christine d'Abo - ♥♥♥ - 10/9/12

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Stray by Rachel Vincent - ♥♥♥♥ - 8/2/12

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Play of Passion by Nalini Singh - ♥♥♥♥♥ - 8/14/12

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Dreamless by Josephine Angelini - ♥♥♥♥ - 8/11/12

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Chill Factor by Rachel Caine - ♥♥♥♥ - 8/28/12

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Darkness Devours by Keri Arthur - ♥♥♥♥♥ - 7/25/12

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson - ♥♥♥♥ - 7/29/12

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione - ♥♥♥♥ - 7/31/12

The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane, #2) by Jaye Wells Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2) by Larissa Ione Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill Grave Memory (Alex Craft, #3) by Kalayna Price Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) by Samantha Young Calling The Shots (Long Shots #4) by Christine d'Abo Stray (Shifters, #1) by Rachel Vincent Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling, #9) by Nalini Singh Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2) by Josephine Angelini Chill Factor (Weather Warden, #3) by Rachel Caine Darkness Devours (Dark Angels, #3) by Keri Arthur Let's Pretend This Never Happened  A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny  Lawson Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #1) by Larissa Ione


message 4: by Deborah (last edited Oct 13, 2012 09:43PM) (new)

Deborah I'm joining in as well:) Love the categories. I'm planning on all 14.

July 24th through Jan. 24th

14/14

M: Marcelo in the Real World
I: The Invaders
C: First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci
K: Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong
E: Eternity
Y: Ghost of a Chance by Yasmine Galenorn

Author's Name: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Cat Features: Sleight of Paw
Fond Series: Lethal Outlook Book #10
YA book: Tomorrow, When the War Began
Desert Cover: Clay (going by cover appearance)
Beachy Cover: Lilac Bus
Amusing: The Real Macaw
Fine Looking Male: Angel of Darkness

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork The Invaders (Brotherband Chronicles, #2) by John Flanagan First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13) by Kelley Armstrong Eternity (Guardian Trilogy, #2) by Laury Falter Ghost of a Chance (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Sleight of Paw (A magical Cats Mystery, #2) by Sofie Kelly Lethal Outlook (Psychic Eye Mystery, #10) by Victoria Laurie Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1) by John Marsden Clay by Colby Rodowsky The Lilac Bus by Maeve Binchy The Real Macaw (Meg Langslow, #13) by Donna Andrews Angel of Darkness (The Fallen, #1) by Cynthia Eden


~Melissa~ (~Cainis~ the Elf) | 2946 comments I'm totally in!! One of my fav's... high ponytail, jelly bracelets and the mini skirts,lol


message 6: by Melissa (ladybug) (last edited Dec 20, 2012 09:22AM) (new)

Melissa (ladybug) (LadybugsDoodles) | 119 comments July 24, 2012 - January 24, 2013
Completed: 14/14

M - Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates 7/26/12
I - In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson 12/20/12
C - Calico Bush by Rachel Field 7/26/12
K - Kristen, Ashley - (Lacybourne Manor) 8/28/12
E - Edith Wharton - (Summer) 7/30/12
Y - Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes 10/29/12

Variation of the name Christina: ( Kristen Ashley ~ Penmort Castle) 8/19/12
A book in which a cat plays a role: ( Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH ) 7/25/12
A series of which I am fond of: ( The Big Cat Nap ) 8/12/12
Read any Young Adult book: ( Pretties ) 8/16/12
A cover showing a desert scene: ( Laughing Boy )
A character visits the beach: ( Island of the Blue Dolphins ) 8/15/12
Book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird: ( The First Men in the Moon ) 8/7/12
Fine Looking Man: ( Jenna's Cowboy: A Novel ) 9/18/12


message 7: by Cindy (last edited Oct 03, 2012 08:56PM) (new)

Cindy  (yingyingxo) | 169 comments ♦"Mickey" by Toni Basil Reading Challenge♦
Duration: 8.1.2012 - 2.1.2013
8/14


M: Mallery, Susan All Summer Long 8.27 ♥♥♥♥♥
I:
C: Crazy On You, Rachel Gibson 8.9 ♥♥♥♥
K: Kismet, Carly Phillips 8.31 ♥♥♥♥
E: Ella James, Stained
Y:

Named Chris:
Pet Cat: (Sweet Pea) Lucky in Love, Jill Shalvis 8.31 ♥♥♥♥
Series I'm fond of: At Last, Jill Shalvis 9.2 ♥♥♥♥
Young Adult: My Blood Approves, Amanda Hocking 9.9 ♥♥♥♥
Set in Nevada:
Blue Cover: Rainshadow Road, Lisa Kleypas 8.17 ♥♥♥♥
Funny/Amusing: Crazy Love, Nicola Marsh 10.1 ♥♥♥♥
Sexy Man on Cover:


message 8: by Denise, Official Party Hat Creator (last edited Jan 11, 2013 04:08PM) (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 1196 comments Mod
I'm in, list to come! :)

"Mickey" by Toni Basil Reading Challenge
Time Span: 01 August 2012 - 31 January 2013
Completed: 13/14
(Last Update: 11 January 2013)

Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter:

1. M -
The Man Who Rained by Ali Shaw (15 Aug 2012) ♥♥♥
2. I – Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb (12 Aug 2012) ♥♥♥♥
3. C – The Calling of the Grave by Simon Beckett (13 Oct 2012) ♥♥♥♥
4. K – Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey (06 Dec 2012) ♥♥♥♥♥
5. E – The Edge of the World by Kevin J. Anderson (13 Dec 2012) ♥♥♥♥
6. Y – The Year After by Martin Davies (14 Aug 2012) ♥♥♥♥

7. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name.
Black Wings by Christina Henry (10 Jan 2013) ♥♥♥♥

8. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role.
Storm Front by Jim Butcher (31 Oct 2012) ♥♥♥♥

9. Read any book from a series of which you are fond.
Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward (03 Sep 2012) ♥♥♥♥♥

10. Read any Young Adult book.
Between by Jessica Warman (27 Sep 2012) ♥♥♥

11. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling.
Killing Hope by Keith Houghton

12. Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover.
The Lighthouse by P.D. James (09 Sep 2012) ♥♥♥♥

13. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird.
Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones (10 Dec 2012) ♥♥♥♥♥

14. Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.
The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter (21 Dec 2012) ♥♥♥♥

The Man Who Rained by Ali Shaw Indulgence in Death (In Death, #31) by J.D. Robb The Calling of the Grave (David Hunter, #4) by Simon Beckett Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy #1) by Jacqueline Carey The Edge of the World (Terra Incognita, #1) by Kevin J. Anderson The Year After by Martin Davies Black Wings (Black Wings, #1) by Christina Henry Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward Between by Jessica Warman Killing Hope (Gabe Quinn, #1) by Keith  Houghton - Author The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgliesh, #13) by P.D. James Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld,  #3) by Gena Showalter



message 9: by Christine (last edited Jul 25, 2012 11:36AM) (new)

Christine | 50 comments Welcome everyone!

I may be a Material Girl living in a material world, but I’ve been Livin' on a Prayer that folks would like this challenge and sign up to participate. I wondered Do You Really Want to Hurt Me and leave me Dancing with Myself in a Cruel Summer with my Shattered Dreams? You Might Think I'm a Maniac because I'm So Excited, but I've put my Heart and Soul into this challenge. It's an Obession and I was hoping you'd Open Your Heart and play. So Come On (Eileen or not)! You know you're Tempted so Relax and don't be Too Shy to join us and bring your friends along. After All, That’s What Friends are For. And Everybody Wants to Rule the World so here's your chance to Rock This Town. Or at least this challenge. You Don't Know how much fun you'll have. It'll be like Walking on Sunshine and you won't have Nothin' But a Good Time! You signing up is Just What I Needed to keep me from being an Owner of a Lonely Heart .


message 10: by Rachael C. (last edited Aug 21, 2012 12:43AM) (new)

Rachael C. (NorCalBibliophile) | 58 comments Haha Christine you're so funny! I love these - they are so creative. Thanks for posting!

"Mickey" by Toni Basil Reading
July 27, 2012 - January 27, 2013
6/14 read

M - A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
I - I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali
C - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
K
E
Y

Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta.

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich (book has predominantly blue cover)

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. - Crossed by Ally Condie ("Matched" series)

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Matched by Ally Condie (young adult book)

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. - Perfect by Ellen Hopkins (book is set in Reno, Nevada)

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song.

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album.

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!”

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali Perfect (Impulse, #2) by Ellen Hopkins A Million Little Pieces by James Frey Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel, #2) by Janet Evanovich Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie Wild  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed


message 11: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Galloway | 166 comments TCF: "Mickey" by Tony Basil Reading Challenge
Duration: July 24, 2012 - January 24, 2013
Completed: 1/14

Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

M – Maya Banks The Tycoon's Secret Affair
I – I Spy a Wicked Sin by Jo Davis
C – Colters' Promise Maya Banks7/26/12
K – Kalayna Price Grave Witch
E – Eden, Cynthia Angel Betrayed
Y – Yasmine Galenorn Witchling


Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which the author is named Christina or some variation of the name
Christine Warren Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role.

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Read any book from a series of which you are fond.
Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Read any Young Adult book.
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc)

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene
Siren's Call by Devyn Quinn

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird.
Deb on Arrival - Live at Five by Laurie Moore

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.
Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks


message 12: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Rachael C. wrote: "Haha Christine you're so funny! I love these - they are so creative. Thanks for posting!

"Mickey" by Toni Basil Reading
July 27, 2012 - January 27, 2013
3/14 read
"



Have fun, Rachael!


message 13: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Cathy wrote: "TCF: "Mickey" by Tony Basil Reading Challenge
Duration: July 24, 2012 - January 24, 2013
Completed: 1/14
"



Welcome to the challenge, Cathy!


message 14: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments July 24, 2012 – Jan 24, 2013
5/14 completed

Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

M –
I – Ione, Larissa – Lethal Rider – Aug 04
C –
K – Kelley Armstrong – Thirteen – Jul 29
E –
Y –


Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc)

The song was originally written as “Kitty”.
Blazing the Trail by Deborah Cooke

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane – Aug 12

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Wining It by Deborah Cooke – Aug 02

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc)

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover.

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – Jul 30

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.


Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3) by Larissa Ione Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13) by Kelley Armstrong Blazing the Trail (The Dragon Diaries, #3) by Deborah Cooke Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts, #2) by Stacia Kane Winging It (The Dragon Diaries, #2) by Deborah Cooke The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams


message 15: by wfpoppet (last edited Mar 02, 2013 07:01PM) (new)

wfpoppet 1 September 2012 - 28 February 2013
14/14

M – McKenzie 19 November 2012 ❈❈❈
I – The Inheritance 20 September 2012 ❈❈❈❈
C – C. S. Lewis The Horse and His Boy 22 November 2012 ❈❈❈❈
K – Sophie Kinsella I've Got Your Number 3 December 2012 ❈❈❈❈
E – Ellis Peters A Morbid Taste for Bones 28 February 2013 ❈❈❈
Y – Jane Yolen Briar Rose 3 December 2012 ❈❈❈❈

Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Insurgent 18 November 2012 ❈❈❈❈

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Eleven 28 September 2012 ❈❈❈

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. The End 20 September 2012 ❈❈❈

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines.
Life As We Knew It 22 November 2012 ❈❈

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Casino Royale 27 February 2013 ❈❈

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Divergent 31 October 2012 ❈❈❈❈

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 15 December 2012 ❈❈❈❈

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Jenna's Cowboy 25 February 2013 ❈❈❈


message 16: by Laura (last edited Feb 21, 2013 03:01AM) (new)

Laura S | 159 comments How have I missed this for so long?! Awesome challenge, Christine, I'm in...

24/8/12 - 24/2/13
14/14
M: Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assassin
I: Into the Darkest Corner - Elizabeth Haynes
C: CS Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
K: Kathleen Rowntree - A Prize for Sister Catherine
E: Eco, Umberto - The Name of the Rose
Y: Yann Martel - Life of Pi
Author's Name: Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth A character is called Tony
Cat Features: Ruth Rendell, The Copper Peacock has a story with a crazy cat lady...
Fond Series: Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies
YA book: Pamela Sykes, Come Back, Lucy
Nevada/Desert Cover/Gambling: Ellen Rankin, The Westing Game The houseo n the cover is made of cash.
Beachy/Blue Cover: Joanne Harris, Chocolat Cover is mostly blue.
Amusing/Weird: Julian Barnes, England England
Fine Looking Man: Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood The Copper Peacock and Other Stories by Ruth Rendell The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6) by C.S. Lewis Chocolat by Joanne Harris Come Back, Lucy by Pamela Sykes England, England by Julian Barnes Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin Bring up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2) by Hilary Mantel Life of Pi by Yann Martel


message 17: by Sanz (new)

Sanz | 26 comments Duration: 1 September 2012 - 28 February 2013
Progress: 0/14


Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter:

1. M -
2. I –
3. C –
4. K –
5. E –
6. Y –

7. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name.


8. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role.

9. Read any book from a series of which you are fond.


10. Read any Young Adult book.


11. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling.

12. Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover.


13. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird.

14. Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.


message 18: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Welcome to the challenge wfpoppet, Laura, and Sanz!


message 19: by Allison Ann (new)

Allison Ann | 81 comments This looks like a fun one to start with. I'll go for the jelly bracelets full 14 please.

TCF: "Mickey" by Tony Basil Reading Challenge
August 24, 2012 - February 24, 2013
0/14



M –
I –
C –
K –
E –
Y –


Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc)

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role.

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Read any book from a series of which you are fond. (Note: This should be a series you’ve already started so no Book #1s, please, unless it’s a re-read.)

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Read any Young Adult book.

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc)

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover.

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird.

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.


message 20: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Updated my post. A number of my books are coming my way this month:)


message 21: by Paris, Official Confetti Maker (new)

Paris (PAH13) | 2564 comments Mod
Updated my post (#3). Once again I am down to just the name one. I had a hard time with that on one of your other challenges too. I think I'm gonna have to scan all the books in my house and look for books with those names. lol


message 22: by Denise, Official Party Hat Creator (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 1196 comments Mod
Update: 6/14 (Post #8)


message 23: by Deborah (new)

Deborah 13/14 Waiting for my last book to be turned into the library and sent my way. Grr. Wait lists. Sigh.


message 24: by Cindy (new)

Cindy  (yingyingxo) | 169 comments Update: 8/14 completed


message 25: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments July 24, 2012 – Jan 24, 2013
12/14 completed

Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

M: Mage in Black by jaye Wells – Aug 16
I: Ione, Larissa – Lethal Rider – Aug 04
C: City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane – Sep 16
K: Kelley Armstrong – Thirteen – Jul 29
E: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – Sep 19
Y: Year Zero by Rob Reid – Aug 31

The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane, #2) by Jaye Wells Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3) by Larissa Ione City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #3) by Stacia Kane Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13) by Kelley Armstrong Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card Year Zero by Rob  Reid


Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc)

The song was originally written as “Kitty”.
Blazing the Trail by Deborah Cooke - Aug 22

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane – Aug 12

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Wining It by Deborah Cooke – Aug 02

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc)

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb – Sep 18

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – Jul 30

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Blood, Body and Mind by Kathi Barton – Aug 30

Blazing the Trail (The Dragon Diaries, #3) by Deborah Cooke Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts, #2) by Stacia Kane Winging It (The Dragon Diaries, #2) by Deborah Cooke Judgment in Death (In Death, #11) by J.D. Robb The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams Blood, Body and Mind (Aaron's Kiss, #1) by Kathi Barton


message 26: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Paris wrote: "Updated my post (#3). Once again I am down to just the name one. I had a hard time with that on one of your other challenges too. I think I'm gonna have to scan all the books in my house and look f..."


Sad to admit, but I kind of forgot this challenge and having been paying attention for and Anthony or Christine. Hmmm....I feel sure I've missed an Anthony or two....


message 27: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Allison Ann wrote: "This looks like a fun one to start with. I'll go for the jelly bracelets full 14 please. "


Welcome to the challenge, Allison Ann!


message 28: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Finally....I've updated everyone's status in message 2.

Deborah and Paris are so close to finishing!


message 29: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Done! Post #4


message 30: by Allison Ann (new)

Allison Ann | 81 comments Done!

TCF: "Mickey" by Tony Basil Reading Challenge
August 24, 2012 - February 24, 2013
Finished 14/14 on 10/17/12



M – McNally's Trial by Lawrence Sanders - 08/31/12 - 3 stars
I – Ice Run by Steve Hamilton - 09/27/12 - 3 stars
C – Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell - 09/02/12 - 3 stars
K – Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke - 10/02/12 - 3 stars
E – 8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber - 09/16/12 - 3 stars
Y – Yesterday They Took My Baby: True Stories Of Adoption by Ben Wicks - 10/17/12 - 1 star


Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc).
Jack and Jill by James Patterson - 09/26/12 - 4 stars
MC Christine Johnson

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role.
Two Widows and the Thrift Store Murders by Ruth Ross - 09/06/12 - 3 stars
Main character has a fat pet cat named Chance.

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Read any book from a series of which you are fond.
The Prostitutes' Ball by Stephen J. Cannell - 09/03/12 - 3 stars
Love Shane Scully, very sorry there won't be anymore.

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Read any Young Adult book.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - 09/17/12 - 4 stars

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc).
Open by Andre Agassi - 09/19/12 - 4 stars

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover.
Off Season by Philip R. Craig - 08/28/12 - 4 stars
Beach on cover, characters visit the beach.

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird.
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews - 08/30/12 - 1 star
Weird, definitely weird.

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.
All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot - 09/30/12 - 5 stars
I don't read many of the books have have the mostly naked men on the covers, so this is my version - a handsome young vet in 1934.


message 31: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Deborah wrote: "I'm joining in as well:) Love the categories. I'm planning on all 14.

July 24th through Jan. 24th

14/14"




Great job, Deborah! (Sorry I didn't see this sooner.)


message 32: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Allison Ann wrote: "Done!

TCF: "Mickey" by Tony Basil Reading Challenge
August 24, 2012 - February 24, 2013
Finished 14/14 on 10/17/12"



Great job, Allison Ann!


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (Shuga) | 32 comments M –
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Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc)

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role.

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Read any book from a series of which you are fond. (Note: This should be a series you’ve already started so no Book #1s, please, unless it’s a re-read.)

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Read any Young Adult book.

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc)

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover.

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird.

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.


message 34: by Suzanne (last edited Jan 10, 2013 01:45PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 583 comments The Challenge Factory
"Mickey" by Toni Basil Reading Challenge
Duration:
11/1/2012 - 4/30/2012

Progress: 14 out of 14

Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

M – Stephenie Meyer; The Host
I – Ilona Andrews;Magic Slays
C – Cinder by Marissa Meyer
K – Sophie Kinsella; Twenties Girl
E – Janet Evanovich; Thanksgiving
Y – Yasmine Galenorn; Witchling

The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella Witchling (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon #1) by Yasmine Galenorn

Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta: Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc): Christian
Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

The song was originally written as “Kitty”: Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role:
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’: Read any book from a series of which you are fond. (Note: This should be a series you’ve already started so no Book #1s, please, unless it’s a re-read.):
Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines: Read any Young Adult book:
Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School: Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc):
Heart of a Desert Warrior by Lucy Monroe

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song: Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover:
The Inn At Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album: Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird:
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover:
Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by R.L. LaFevers Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs Heart of a Desert Warrior by Lucy Monroe Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling, #5) by Nalini Singh The Inn At Eagle Point (Chesapeake Shores, #1) by Sherryl Woods Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) by E.L. James


message 35: by ~Melissa~ (~Cainis~ the Elf) (last edited Nov 05, 2012 11:24AM) (new)

~Melissa~ (~Cainis~ the Elf) | 2946 comments I either never posted this here or my post got lost?

"Mickey" by Toni Basil Reading Challenge
Duration: 8/1/12 ~ 1/31/13
11/12 read


Here are your categories:

Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

M – G RR *Martin -A Clash of Kings 8/6/12 3/5♥
I – Alexandra *Ivy When Darkness Comes 8/9/12 4/5♥
C – Christine Feehan Mind Game4.5/5♥ 10/15/12
K – Kiss of the Highlander8/31/12 4/5♥
E – Jennifer *Estep Venom 9/11/12 4/5♥
Y – Samantha *Young On Dublin Street



Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc) *Christine Feehan Shadow Game 9/8/12 5/5♥

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Bonds of Justice 8/25/12 4/5♥

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Read any book from a series of which you are fond. Blaze of Memory #7 8/3/12 4/5♥ love this series!!

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book with a predominantly blue cover. Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost 8/26/12 5/5♥

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Read any book you find amusing this author always cracks me up!!Wicked Nights 8/7/12 5/5♥

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover. Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3) by Jaci Burton 8/5/12 4/5♥


message 36: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Galloway | 166 comments TCF: "Mickey" by Tony Basil Reading Challenge
Duration: July 24, 2012 - January 24, 2013
Completed: 14/14


Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

M – Maya Banks The Tycoon's Secret Affair8/13/12
I – I Spy a Wicked Sin by Jo Davis8/23/12
C – Colters' Promise Maya Banks7/26/12
K – Kalayna Price Grave Witch9/4/12
E – Eden, Cynthia Angel Betrayed8/2/12
Y – You Dropped a Blonde on Me by Dakota Cassidy11/15/12


Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which the author is named Christina or some variation of the name
Christine Warren Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale8/18/12

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role.
Heart Change by Robin Owens7/30/12

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Read any book from a series of which you are fond.
Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt7/29/12

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Read any Young Adult book.
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater8/6/12

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada
Time Untime by Sherrilyn Kenyon9/12/12

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene
Siren's Call by Devyn Quinn8/23/12

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird.
Beauty and the Beast: The Only One Who Didn't Run Away by Wendy Mass8/10/12

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.
Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost8/9/12


message 37: by Paris, Official Confetti Maker (new)

Paris (PAH13) | 2564 comments Mod
Ugh, I'm such a scatterbrained spaz. I just realized I read a book by a Christine back in October and that was the last thing I was waiting for to be done....so I'm finally Done!!!

Great challenge Christine!!


message 38: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Paris wrote: "Ugh, I'm such a scatterbrained spaz. I just realized I read a book by a Christine back in October and that was the last thing I was waiting for to be done....so I'm finally Done!!!"



LOL! Congratulations, Paris!


message 40: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Melissa (ladybug) wrote: "Post #6 Completed 12/20/12"


Good job, Melissa!


message 41: by Barbara ★ (last edited Apr 30, 2013 03:58AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 758 comments Duration: January 3 - July 2, 2013

READ: 14/14

Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

✔M – In Bed With A Stranger - Mary Wine 1/17
✔I – The Convicts - Iain Lawrence 1/7
✔C – Demon from the Dark - Kresley Cole 1/6
✔K – Into Thin Air:Mt. Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer 1/13
✔E – Blood Challenge - Eileen Wilks 1/6
✔Y – Ashes to Dust - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/22
In Bed With A Stranger (McJames, #1) by Mary Wine The Convicts (Curse of the Jolly Stone, #1) by Iain Lawrence Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #10) by Kresley Cole Into Thin Air  A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7) by Eileen Wilks Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

✔1. Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc)
Branded by Fire - Nalini Singh (char named Anthony) 4/27

✔2. The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role.
The Calling - Kelley Armstrong (cougar shifter) 1/11

✔3. Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Read any book from a series of which you are fond.
Sins of the Flesh - Eve Silver 1/9

✔4. The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Read any Young Adult book.
Leviathan - Scott Westerfield 1/16

✔5. In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc)
Driven to Ink - Karen Olsen (set in Vegas) 3/24

✔6. Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover.
A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time - Melinda Blanchard 1/29

✔7. “Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird.
Love in a Nutshell - Janet Evanovich (quirky) 1/3

✔8. “Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.
Taking a Shot - Jaci Burton YUMMY! 1/19

Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6) by Nalini Singh The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2) by Kelley Armstrong Sins of the Flesh (Otherkin, #3) by Eve Silver Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Driven to Ink (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #3) by Karen E. Olson A Trip to the Beach  Living on Island Time in the Caribbean by Melinda Blanchard Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3) by Jaci Burton

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 42: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Hi, Barbara. Welcome to the challenge. Have fun.


message 43: by ✿Claire✿ (last edited Aug 07, 2013 09:06AM) (new)

✿Claire✿ (clairelm) | 114 comments 4th January 2013-4th July 2013

Read - 12/14

Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

M – The Magician's Nephew Read 4/1/13
I – The Orlando File : A Genetic Conspiracy Thriller Top 10 Medical Thriller - ebook Review by Ian C.P. Irvine
C – Cut, Crop & Die - 28/1/13
K – The Fire Within by Racquel Kechagias - 5/7/13
E – Elemental Magic - 14/1/13
Y –


Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc) And Then There Were None (view spoiler) - 7/8/13

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role. - The Night Circus - 07/01/13 - *****

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Read any book from a series of which you are fond. (Note: This should be a series you’ve already started so no Book #1s, please, unless it’s a re-read.) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Read 5/1/13

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Read any Young Adult book. - The Homecoming Masquerade - 24/1/13 - ****

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc)

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover. A Discovery of Witches - 13/01/13 - *****

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird. Red Dwarf Omnibus (Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers & Better Than Life) - 11/1/13 - ****

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover - Doctor Who: Sick Building - 1/2/13 - **** Doctor Who  Sick Building by Paul Magrs (David Tennant is definitely a fine looking man to me!!)


message 44: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Hi Claire. Welcome to the challenge.


message 45: by maria helena (last edited Mar 30, 2013 02:28PM) (new)

maria helena (mariahel) | 184 comments January 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013
Read - 14/14


Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

M – Medical Error: Prescription for Trouble Series #2 by Richard L Mabry ★★★★ 1.4.13
I – Sleep No More by Iris Johansen ★★★★ 3.25.13
C – Critical Care by Candace Calvert ★★★ 1.11.13
K – I'll Be Watching You by Andrea Kane ★★★★ 1.16.13
E – Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters ★★★ 1.6.13
Y – Life of Pi by Yann Martel ★★★ 3.30.13

Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc)
An Outback Chance by Chris Versace ★★ (1/4/13)

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role.
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan ★★ 3.19.13

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Read any book from a series of which you are fond. (Note: This should be a series you’ve already started so no Book #1s, please, unless it’s a re-read.)
The Long Way Home by Mariah Stewart ★★★★ (1/29/13)

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Read any Young Adult book.
Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal by Chris Colfer ★★★ (1/2/13) Bonus: one of the characters is a cheerleader.

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc)
Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich ★★★ (2/8/13)

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover.
Lifeguard by James Patterson ★★ (1/14/13)

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird.
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom ★★ (2/9/13)

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.
Disaster Status by Candace Calvert ★★★ (1/8/13)
Disaster Status by Candace Calvert


message 46: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 583 comments WOo HOo!! DOne!!

The Challenge Factory
"Mickey" by Toni Basil Reading Challenge
Duration:
11/1/2012 - 4/30/2012

Progress: 14 out of 14

Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An') -or- author’s FIRST or LAST name that begins with each letter: M-I-C-K-E-Y

M – Stephenie Meyer; The Host
I – Ilona Andrews;Magic Slays
C – Cinder by Marissa Meyer
K – Sophie Kinsella; Twenties Girl
E – Janet Evanovich; Thanksgiving
Y – Yasmine Galenorn; Witchling

The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella Witchling (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon #1) by Yasmine Galenorn

Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta: Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc): Christian
Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

The song was originally written as “Kitty”: Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role:
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’: Read any book from a series of which you are fond. (Note: This should be a series you’ve already started so no Book #1s, please, unless it’s a re-read.):
Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines: Read any Young Adult book:
Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School: Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc):
Heart of a Desert Warrior by Lucy Monroe

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song: Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover:
The Inn At Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album: Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird:
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover:
Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by R.L. LaFevers Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs Heart of a Desert Warrior by Lucy Monroe Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling, #5) by Nalini Singh The Inn At Eagle Point (Chesapeake Shores, #1) by Sherryl Woods Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) by E.L. James


message 47: by Laura (new)

Laura S | 159 comments Update: Complete! That Y nearly got me...


message 48: by Turtlecollector (last edited Jul 28, 2013 06:00PM) (new)

Turtlecollector | 852 comments Timeframe: Mar - Aug 2013
Completed: 13/14


M Mann, Catherine Cover Me 4/2/13 3♥
I If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl 4/3/13 3♥
C Castle, Richard Frozen Heat 4/15/13 4♥
K Kleypas, Lisa Crystal Cove 4/29/13 4♥
E Eternal Rider by Larissia Ione 7/22/13 4♥
Y You Belong to Me by Karen Rose 5/19/13 4♥

1. Character-Toni Killer Ambition by Marcia Clark 7/24/13 4♥

2. Cat The Iron King by Julie Kagawa 4/10/13 3♥

3. Series Perfect Timing by Catherine Anderson 3/24/13 4♥

4. YA Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver 3/21/13 3♥

5. Nevada

6. Beach Lucky Stars by Kristen Ashley 3/4/13 3♥

7. Funny Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple 5/20/13 3♥

8 Handsome Man All Riled Up: Trapped!\Riley by Lori Foster 5/10/13 3♥
Lucky Stars (Ghosts and Reincarnation, #5) by Kristen Ashley All Riled Up  Trapped!\Riley by Lori Foster


message 49: by Marty (last edited Dec 29, 2013 08:06PM) (new)

Marty (MartyMill) | 327 comments Boy, does this challenge take me back - to Junior High!

Duration: 3/21/13-8/21/13


M ~ The Miss Stone Affair: America's First Modern Hostage Crisis by Teresa Carpenter - 3/31/13
I ~ Ilya Ilf / The Twelve Chairs - 4/1/13
C ~ Colin Falconer : Silk Road - 4/28/13
K ~ Kerry Greenwood : Out of the Black Land - 4/7/13
E ~ Edith Wharton/The Touchstone: A Story - 5/16/13
Y ~Hanya Yanagihara/The People in the Trees - 12/7/13

Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta. Read a book in which a character -OR- the author is named Antonia or Christina or some variation of the name (Ex.: Anthony, Tony, Christine, Chris, etc)
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline - 8/22/13

The song was originally written as “Kitty”. Read a book featuring a cat shifter, or a character with a pet cat, or any book in which a cat plays a role.
Games to Keep the Dark Away by Marcia Muller - 11/23/13
Main character has a cat, Watney.

Toni Basil changed the name to “Mickey” because of her fondness for Mickey Dolenz of ‘The Monkees’. Read any book from a series of which you are fond. (Note: This should be a series you’ve already started so no Book #1s, please, unless it’s a re-read.)
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear- Maisie Dobbs series - 4/11/13

The music video for the song was inspired by cheerleader routines. Read any Young Adult book.
Hate List by Jennifer Brown - 8/6/13

In the video, Toni Basil wore her head cheerleader uniform from Las Vegas High School. Read a book set in Nevada or whose author is from Nevada -OR- read a book with a cover showing a desert scene or any item used for gambling (playing cards, dice, cash, etc)
The Egyptian Coffin (A Lord Ambrose Historical Mystery) by Jane Jakeman by Jane Jakeman - 12/24/13

Mickey is considered by some to be a “new wave” song. Read a book in which a character visits the beach -OR- with a cover showing a beach or ocean scene -OR- a predominantly blue cover.
Bohemian Girl by Terese Svoboda - 4/13/13

“Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the song on his debut album. Read any book you find funny or amusing or just plain weird.
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett - 4/18/13

“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind!” Read a book featuring a fine looking man on the cover.
Out of the Black Land by Kerry Greenwood by Kerry Greenwood - 4/7/13


message 50: by Christine (new)

Christine | 50 comments Suzanne wrote: "WOo HOo!! DOne!!"



This is a tad late, but Congratulations, Suzanne!


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