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Paris (pah13) | 4285 comments

Duration: 12/1/13 - 12/31/13


December in History:
12/1/1955 - Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus. Read a book where the characters fight for something they believe in.
12/5/1933 - The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed. Read a book where lots of alcohol is either consumed or poured.
12/9/1608 - British poet John Milton (1608-1674) was born in London. His works included: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and much more Read something by John Milton or with the word Paradise in the book title or series title.
12/10/1830 - Poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Read something by Emily Dickinson or a book that has a character named Emily.
12/11/1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England to marry "the woman I love," a twice-divorced American named Wallis Warfield Simpson. Read a book where someone gives up something important for love.
12/14/1861 - In Britain, Prince Albert died of typhoid at Windsor Castle. He was the consort and husband of Queen Victoria of England. Following his death, the Queen went into an extended period of mourning. Read a book where the main character’s husband or wife dies.
12/15/1939 - Gone with the Wind had its world premiere in Atlanta, introduced by producer David O. Selznick and featuring appearances by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Watch or read Gone With the Wind.
12/16/1775 - British novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in Hampshire, England. Read a book by Jane Austen or inspired by one of Jane’s books.
12/18/1916 - During World War I, the Battle of Verdun concluded after ten months of fighting in which 543,000 French and 434,000 German soldiers were killed. Read a book featuring a huge battle or war.
12/20/1868 - American industrialist Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938) was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. He founded Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. Read a book where someone burns rubber or has to change a tire.
12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of summer. Read a book that takes place in winter or summer.
12/25 - Christmas Day Read a book that takes place around Christmas.
12/27/1901 - Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) was born in Berlin, Germany. Read a book where one of the characters is an actor or actress.
12/28/1856 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) the 28th U.S. President was born in Staunton, Virginia (as Thomas Woodrow Wilson). Read a book by an author with either the first, last or middle name of Thomas Woodrow or Wilson.
12/30/1865 - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India. Read something by Rudyard Kipling or that takes place in a jungle (at least partially).
12/31 - New Year's Eve Celebrate good times by reading any book you want that makes you want to party or that features a party.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the items above.

Levels:
Student: 3 or less books
Major: 4-6 books
History Buff: 7+books


message 2: by Christine (last edited Dec 20, 2013 04:17AM) (new)

Christine (inhalesbookslikepopcorn) | 330 comments I am going to try this.

Level
Student: 3 or less books
Completed: 3/3


12/1/1955 - Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus. Read a book where the characters fight for something they believe in. Long Walk to Freedom 13.12.2013 ♥♥♥♥

12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of summer. Read a book that takes place in winter or summer. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 10.12.2013 ♥♥♥♥♥

12/5/1933 - The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed. Read a book where lots of alcohol is either consumed or poured.
The Witness
19.12.2013 ♥♥♥♥♥


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela The Witness by Nora Roberts


message 3: by Book Concierge (last edited Dec 29, 2013 10:46AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2345 comments December in History
BEGINS 01Dec13 / ENDS 31Dec13


LEVEL - History Buff 7+ books
8/7 completed

12/1/1955 - Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus. Read a book where the characters fight for something they believe in.
Michael in Grave Peril – 05Dec13

12/5/1933 - The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed. Read a book where lots of alcohol is either consumed or poured. - Lolita – 13Dec13

12/9/1608 - British poet John Milton (1608-1674) was born in London. His works included: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and much more Read something by John Milton or with the word Paradise in the book title or series title.

12/10/1830 - Poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Read something by Emily Dickinson or a book that has a character named Emily.

12/11/1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England to marry "the woman I love," a twice-divorced American named Wallis Warfield Simpson. Read a book where someone gives up something important for love.

12/14/1861 - In Britain, Prince Albert died of typhoid at Windsor Castle. Read a book where the main character’s husband or wife dies. - Crossing to Safety ✔ – 05Dec13

12/15/1939 - Gone with the Wind had its world premiere in Atlanta, introduced by producer David O. Selznick and featuring appearances by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Watch or read Gone With the Wind.

12/16/1775 - British novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in Hampshire, England. Read a book by Jane Austen. Northanger Abbey ✔ – 23Dec13

12/18/1916 - During World War I, the Battle of Verdun concluded after ten months of fighting in which 543,000 French and 434,000 German soldiers were killed. Read a book featuring a huge battle or war.

12/20/1868 - American industrialist Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938) was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. He founded Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. Read a book where someone burns rubber or has to change a tire.

12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. Read a book that takes place in winter. - The Christmas Pearl – 17Dec13

12/25 - Christmas Day Read a book that takes place around Christmas. 'Tis The Season – 19Dec13

12/27/1901 - Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) was born in Berlin, Germany. Read a book where one of the characters is an actor or actress.

12/28/1856 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) the 28th U.S. President was born in Staunton, Virginia (as Thomas Woodrow Wilson). Read a book by an author with either the first, last or middle name of Thomas Woodrow or Wilson.

12/30/1865 - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India. Read something takes place in a jungle (at least partially). Maya goes to India and a key scene takes place in the jungle - Maya Running – 15Dec13

12/31 - New Year's Eve Celebrate good times by reading any book that features a party. - Bull Meecham's going away party starts the book - The Great Santini – 14Dec13


message 4: by NayNay (last edited Dec 26, 2013 07:48AM) (new)

NayNay December in History
Duration:
December 01/13 - December 31/13

Level: History Buff: 7+books

December in History:

1. 12/1/1955 - Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus. Read a book where the characters fight for something they believe in.
The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) by Paullina Simons The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons 12/07/13 ****

2. 12/5/1933 - The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed. Read a book where lots of alcohol is either consumed or poured.
Edge of Time (Langston Brothers #1) by Melissa Lynne Blue Edge of Time by Melissa Lynne Blue 10/02/13 ****

3. 12/9/1608 - British poet John Milton (1608-1674) was born in London. His works included: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and much more. Read something by John Milton or with the word Paradise in the book title or series title.
Leaving Paradise (Leaving Paradise, #1) by Simone Elkeles Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles 12/23/13 ***

4. 12/10/1830 - Poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Read something by Emily Dickinson or a book that has a character named Emily.
Accidents of Providence by Stacia M. Brown Accidents of Providence by Stacia Brown 12/11/13 ****

5. 12/11/1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England to marry "the woman I love," a twice-divorced American named Wallis Warfield Simpson. Read a book where someone gives up something important for love.
Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan 12/01/13 ****

6. 12/14/1861 - In Britain, Prince Albert died of typhoid at Windsor Castle. He was the consort and husband of Queen Victoria of England. Following his death, the Queen went into an extended period of mourning. Read a book where the main character’s husband or wife dies.
These Is My Words (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1) by Nancy E. Turner These is my Words by Nancy Turner 12/04/13 *****

7. 12/15/1939 - Gone with the Wind had its world premiere in Atlanta, introduced by producer David O. Selznick and featuring appearances by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Watch or read Gone With the Wind.
12/16/1775 - British novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in Hampshire, England.
Read a book by Jane Austen or inspired by one of Jane’s books.
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds 12/18/13 ***

8. 12/18/1916 - During World War I, the Battle of Verdun concluded after ten months of fighting in which 543,000 French and 434,000 German soldiers were killed. Read a book featuring a huge battle or war.
The Maid A Novel of Joan of Arc by Kimberly Cutter The Maid by Kimberly Cutter 12/01/13 ***

9. 12/20/1868 - American industrialist Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938) was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. He founded Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. Read a book where someone burns rubber or has to change a tire.
14 (Taylor Jackson, #2) by J.T. Ellison 14 By J.T.Ellison 12/13/13

10. 12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of summer. Read a book that takes place in winter or summer.
Three Maids for a Crown A Novel of the Grey Sisters by Ella March Chase Three Maids for a Crown by Ella March Chase 12/10/13 ****

11. 12/25 - Christmas Day Read a book that takes place around Christmas.
A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher 12/03/13 ****

12. 12/27/1901 - Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) was born in Berlin, Germany. Read a book where one of the characters is an actor or actress.
Merciless (Senseless, #2) by Mary Burton Merciless by Mary Burton 12/20/13 *****

13. 12/28/1856 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) the 28th U.S. President was born in Staunton, Virginia (as Thomas Woodrow Wilson). Read a book by an author with either the first, last or middle name of Thomas Woodrow or Wilson.
Just Down the Road by Jodi Thomas Just Down the Road by Jodi Thomas 12/23/13 ****

14. 12/30/1865 - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India. Read something by Rudyard Kipling or that takes place in a jungle (at least partially).
Take No Prisoners (Black Ops, #2) by Cindy Gerard Take No Prisoners by Cindy Gerard 12/22/13 ****

15. 12/31 - New Year's Eve Celebrate good times by reading any book you want that makes you want to party or that features a party.
Freddy the Magician by Walter R. Brooks Freddy the Magician by Walter R. Brooks 12/03/13 ***


message 5: by Connie N. (last edited Dec 13, 2013 04:27PM) (new)

Connie N. | 443 comments Count me in again for this month!

December in History
Timeframe: 12/1/13 to 12/31/13
Major Level: 5/5

12/5/1933 - Prohibition - Lots of alcohol consumed - The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher - 12/4/13 ♥♥♥♥
12/11/1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England - Someone gives up something important for love - The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie - 12/7/13 ♥♥♥♥
12/14/1861 - Prince Albert died of typhoid - Main character’s wife dies - Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson - 12/6/13 ♥♥♥♥
12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere - That takes place in winter - A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer - 12/13/13 ♥♥♥♥
12/25 - Christmas Day - Takes place around Christmas - A Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods - 12/2/13 ♥♥♥♥♥

The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters, #1) by Anne Gracie Simply Irresistible (Chinooks Hockey Team, #1) by Rachel Gibson A Nantucket Christmas A Novel by Nancy Thayer A Seaside Christmas (Chesapeake Shores #10) by Sherryl Woods


message 6: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Dec 31, 2013 07:13PM) (new)

Lanelle | 13233 comments Mod
I REALLY like these history challenges. I'm definitely in. But it's a busy month, so I'll be a student or possibly a major this time.

9 books read


12/9 - Paradise in the title - Over Paradise Ridge (Illustrated Edition) - 12/5/13 ****
12/10 - a character named Emily - Pictures Of Emily - 12/3/13 ***
12/14 - the main character’s spouse dies - Death of a Fop - 12/2/13 ***
12/16 - inspired by one of Jane Austen’s books - Jane and the Bow Street Runner - 12/8/13 **
12/20 - someone has to change a tire -Christmas on Conrad Street - 12/23/13 ***
12/21 - takes place in winter or summer - Little City of Hope - 12/19/13 ****
12/25 - takes place around Christmastime - Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman - 12/4/13 ***
12/30 - takes place in a jungle - Midnight Rainbow - 12/16/13 ***
12/31 - features a party - Colonel Crockett's Co-operative Christmas - 12/10/13 ****


message 7: by Mave (last edited Nov 25, 2013 07:52AM) (new)

Mave | 192 comments December in History
Duration 12/01/13- 12/31/13

LEVEL - History Buff 7+ books
0/7 completed


12/1/1955 - Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus. Read a book where the characters fight for something they believe in.

12/5/1933 - The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed. Read a book where lots of alcohol is either consumed or poured.

12/9/1608 - British poet John Milton (1608-1674) was born in London. His works included: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and much more Read something by John Milton or with the word Paradise in the book title or series title.

12/10/1830 - Poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Read something by Emily Dickinson or a book that has a character named Emily.

12/11/1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England to marry "the woman I love," a twice-divorced American named Wallis Warfield Simpson. Read a book where someone gives up something important for love.

12/14/1861 - In Britain, Prince Albert died of typhoid at Windsor Castle. He was the consort and husband of Queen Victoria of England. Following his death, the Queen went into an extended period of mourning. Read a book where the main character’s husband or wife dies.

12/15/1939 - Gone with the Wind had its world premiere in Atlanta, introduced by producer David O. Selznick and featuring appearances by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Watch or read Gone With the Wind.

12/16/1775 - British novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in Hampshire, England. Read a book by Jane Austen or inspired by one of Jane’s books.

12/18/1916 - During World War I, the Battle of Verdun concluded after ten months of fighting in which 543,000 French and 434,000 German soldiers were killed. Read a book featuring a huge battle or war.

12/20/1868 - American industrialist Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938) was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. He founded Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. Read a book where someone burns rubber or has to change a tire.

12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of summer. Read a book that takes place in winter or summer.

12/25 - Christmas Day Read a book that takes place around Christmas.

12/27/1901 - Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) was born in Berlin, Germany. Read a book where one of the characters is an actor or actress.

12/28/1856 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) the 28th U.S. President was born in Staunton, Virginia (as Thomas Woodrow Wilson). Read a book by an author with either the first, last or middle name of Thomas Woodrow or Wilson.

12/30/1865 - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India. Read something by Rudyard Kipling or that takes place in a jungle (at least partially).

12/31 - New Year's Eve Celebrate good times by reading any book you want that makes you want to party or that features a party.


message 8: by Wanda (last edited Dec 30, 2013 02:03PM) (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 344 comments Enjoyed the last two month challenges so count me in for this one.

Objective is History Buff--7 or more books.

Book Total 8/8

December in History:

12/1/1955 - Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus. Read a book where the characters fight for something they believe in.
The King's Deception (Cotton Malone, #8) by Steve Berry The King's Deception bySteve Berry-Completed 12/20/2013-****

12/5/1933 - The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed. Read a book where lots of alcohol is either consumed or poured.
Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, #20) by Janet Evanovich Takedown Twenty byJanet Evanovich-Completed 12/13/2013-*****

12/9/1608 - British poet John Milton (1608-1674) was born in London. His works included: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and much more Read something by John Milton or with the word Paradise in the book title or series title.

12/10/1830 - Poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Read something by Emily Dickinson or a book that has a character named Emily.

12/11/1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England to marry "the woman I love," a twice-divorced American named Wallis Warfield Simpson. Read a book where someone gives up something important for love.

Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson-Completed -12/14/2013-****

12/14/1861 - In Britain, Prince Albert died of typhoid at Windsor Castle. He was the consort and husband of Queen Victoria of England. Following his death, the Queen went into an extended period of mourning. Read a book where the main character’s husband or wife dies.
The Princeling (Morland Dynasty, #3) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles The Princeling by Cynthia Harrod--Eagles-Completed 12/8-****
12/15/1939 - Gone with the Wind had its world premiere in Atlanta, introduced by producer David O. Selznick and featuring appearances by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Watch or read Gone With the Wind.

12/16/1775 - British novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in Hampshire, England. Read a book by Jane Austen or inspired by one of Jane’s books.

12/18/1916 - During World War I, the Battle of Verdun concluded after ten months of fighting in which 543,000 French and 434,000 German soldiers were killed. Read a book featuring a huge battle or war.

12/20/1868 - American industrialist Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938) was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. He founded Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.
Read a book where someone burns rubber or has to change a tire.
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14) by Alexander McCall Smith The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith-Completed-12/4/2013-*****
12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of summer. Read a book that takes place in winter or summer.
Midnight Sun by M.J. Fredrick Midnight Sun by M.J. Fredrick-Completed 12/4/2013-***

12/25 - Christmas Day Read a book that takes place around Christmas.
The Christmas Letters by Lee Smith The Christmas Letters by Lee Smith-Completed 12/29/2013-****

12/27/1901 - Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) was born in Berlin, Germany. Read a book where one of the characters is an actor or actress.
The Countess and the King A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II by Susan Holloway Scott The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II by Susan Holloway Scott-Completed 12/29/2013-**

12/28/1856 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) the 28th U.S. President was born in Staunton, Virginia (as Thomas Woodrow Wilson). Read a book by an author with either the first, last or middle name of Thomas Woodrow or Wilson.

12/30/1865 - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India. Read something by Rudyard Kipling or that takes place in a jungle (at least partially).

12/31 - New Year's Eve Celebrate good times by reading any book you want that makes you want to party or that features a party.

Levels:
Student: 3 or less books
Major: 4-6 books
History Buff: 7+books

The King's Deception (Cotton Malone, #8) by Steve Berry Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, #20) by Janet Evanovich Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson The Princeling (Morland Dynasty, #3) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles The Countess and the King A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II by Susan Holloway Scott Midnight Sun by M.J. Fredrick The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14) by Alexander McCall Smith The Christmas Letters by Lee Smith


message 9: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 10:39AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments I should be able to cover 7 of these.



READ: 5/7

✔1. 12/11/1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England to marry "the woman I love," a twice-divorced American named Wallis Warfield Simpson. Read a book where someone gives up something important for love.
With All My Soul - Rachel Vincent (m.c. gave up her life to protect her family) 12/4

✔2. 12/1/1955 - Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus. Read a book where the characters fight for something they believe in.
The Hit - David Baldacci (H & H fight the CIA for something they believe in) 12/23

✔3. 12/5/1933 - The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed. Read a book where lots of alcohol is either consumed or poured.
Breakup - Dana Stabenow (lots of action takes place in a bar) 12/18

✔4. 12/31 - New Year's Eve Celebrate good times by reading any book you want that makes you want to party or that features a party.
Thankless in Death - J.D Robb (party at Eve & Roarke's house) 12/12

✔5. 12/20/1868 - American industrialist Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938) was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. He founded Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. Read a book where someone burns rubber or has to change a tire.
Seaborne - Katherine Irons (villain changes a flat) 12/31

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7) by Rachel Vincent The Hit (Will Robie, #2) by David Baldacci Breakup (Kate Shugak, #7) by Dana Stabenow Thankless in Death (In Death, #37) by J.D. Robb Seaborne (Seaborne #1) by Katherine Irons

ETA: or not!


message 10: by ☀Rachael☀ (last edited Dec 15, 2013 07:07AM) (new)

☀Rachael☀ (jimbunni) Duration: 12/1/13 - 12/31/13
December in History:
Levels: History Buff: 7+books

1 - Rosa Parks ---- Kiss of death ---- Rachel Caine
2 - The 18th Amendment ---- Bloodfever ---- Karen Marie Moning
3 - King Edward VIII ---- Shadow Kiss ---- Richelle Mead
4 - Prince Albert ---- Ghost Town ---- Rachel Caine
5 - During World War I ---- Mercy Blade ---- Faith Hunter
6 - Harvey S. Firestone ---- Charmfall ---- Chloe Neill
7 - Winter begins ---- Firespell ---- Chloe Neill
8 - Christmas Day ---- Frostbite ---- Richelle Mead
9 - Marlene Dietrich ---- Fade Out ---- Rachel Caine
10 - New Year's Eve ---- Blood Promise ---- Richelle Mead

10/10
Firespell (Dark Elite, #1) by Chloe Neill Kiss of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8) by Rachel Caine Fade Out (The Morganville Vampires, #7) by Rachel Caine Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) by Richelle Mead Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, #3) by Faith Hunter Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) by Richelle Mead Charmfall (Dark Elite, #3) by Chloe Neill Fade Out (The Morganville Vampires, #7) by Rachel Caine Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) by Richelle Mead Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, #9) by Rachel Caine Bloodfever (Fever, #2) by Karen Marie Moning


message 11: by ★ gwiz ★ (last edited Jan 08, 2014 05:22PM) (new)

 ★ gwiz ★ (ggwiz) | 108 comments December in History: Challenge Completed

Level: Student: 3 or less books
Completed: 3/3


12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of summer. Read a book that takes place in winter or summer.
The Ugly Duckling (Illustrated) by Hans Christian Andersen The Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Andersen 4★'s (Dec 6, 2013

12/25 - Christmas Day Read a book that takes place around Christmas.
A Home of Her Own (Dundee, Idaho Series, #4) by Brenda Novak A Home of Her Own Brenda Novak 5★'s (Dec 30, 2013

12/31 - New Year's Eve Celebrate good times by reading any book you want that makes you want to party or that features a party.
Thanksgiving Tales True Stories of the Holiday in America by Brian D. Jaffe ✔ [bookr:Thanksgiving Tales: True Stories of the Holiday in America|8752925] 2★'s (Dec 15, 2013)


message 12: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 16, 2013 09:10AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1415 comments The Challenge Factory
December in History
Duration:
12/1/2013 - 12/31/2013

Progress: 7 out of 7 - History Buff!

December in History:

12/1/1955 - Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus: Read a book where the characters fight for something they believe in:
Bone Magic by Yasmine Galenorn - *** - 12/2/2013

12/5/1933 - The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed: Read a book where lots of alcohol is either consumed or poured:
Futures and Frosting by Tara Sivec - ***** - 12/4/2013

12/9/1608 - British poet John Milton (1608-1674) was born in London. His works included: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and much more Read something by John Milton or with the word Paradise in the book title or series title.
12/10/1830 - Poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Read something by Emily Dickinson or a book that has a character named Emily.

12/11/1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England to marry "the woman I love," a twice-divorced American named Wallis Warfield Simpson: Read a book where someone gives up something important for love:
Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin - *** - 12/15/2013

12/14/1861 - In Britain, Prince Albert died of typhoid at Windsor Castle. He was the consort and husband of Queen Victoria of England. Following his death, the Queen went into an extended period of mourning. Read a book where the main character’s husband or wife dies.
12/15/1939 - Gone with the Wind had its world premiere in Atlanta, introduced by producer David O. Selznick and featuring appearances by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Watch or read Gone With the Wind.
12/16/1775 - British novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in Hampshire, England. Read a book by Jane Austen or inspired by one of Jane’s books.

12/18/1916 - During World War I, the Battle of Verdun concluded after ten months of fighting in which 543,000 French and 434,000 German soldiers were killed: Read a book featuring a huge battle or war:
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks - ***** - 12/5/2013

12/20/1868 - American industrialist Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938) was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. He founded Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.: Read a book where someone burns rubber or has to change a tire:
C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton - **** - 12/10/2013

12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of summer - Read a book that takes place in winter or summer -
Fever by Maya Banks - **** - 12/9/2013

12/25 - Christmas Day: Read a book that takes place around Christmas:
Frostbite: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead - ***** - 12/14/2013

12/27/1901 - Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) was born in Berlin, Germany. Read a book where one of the characters is an actor or actress.
12/28/1856 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) the 28th U.S. President was born in Staunton, Virginia (as Thomas Woodrow Wilson). Read a book by an author with either the first, last or middle name of Thomas Woodrow or Wilson.
12/30/1865 - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India. Read something by Rudyard Kipling or that takes place in a jungle (at least partially).
12/31 - New Year's Eve Celebrate good times by reading any book you want that makes you want to party or that features a party.

Bone Magic (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon, #7) by Yasmine Galenorn Futures and Frosting (Chocolate Lovers, #2) by Tara Sivec How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks Fever (Breathless, #2) by Maya Banks C is for Corpse (Kinsey Millhone, #3) by Sue Grafton Butterfly Swords (Tang Dynasty, #1) by Jeannie Lin Frostbite The Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy The Graphic Novel, #2) by Richelle Mead


message 13: by Debbie (last edited Dec 18, 2013 11:42AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 986 comments I'm in...
History Buff 7 of 7


12/1 - characters fight for something they believe in - No Place Like Home 12/13/12****
12/5 - lots of alcohol - Hot Flash Holidays 12/11/13*****
12/9 - Paradise in the title -
12/10 - a character named Emily - Call Me Mrs. Miracle12/12/13****
12/11 - give up something important for love -
12/14 - the main character’s spouse dies - Bed & Breakfast 12/8/13***
12/15 - watch or read Gone With the Wind
12/16 - inspired by one of Jane Austen’s books -
12/18 - a huge battle or war -
12/20 - someone has to change a tire -
12/21 - takes place in winter - Death, Snow, and Mistletoe12/16/13***
12/25 - takes place around Christmastime - The Christmas Shoppe12/18/13
12/27 - a characters is an actor or actress -
12/28 - read a book by Thomas, Woodrow, or Wilson -
12/30 - takes place in a jungle -
12/31 - features a party -The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again 12/4/13****
The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again by Nancy Thayer Bed & Breakfast by Lois Battle Hot Flash Holidays by Nancy Thayer Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber No Place Like Home (Cisco, #1) by Fern Michaels Death, Snow, and Mistletoe (A Tori Miracle Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery #4) by Valerie S. Malmont The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson


message 14: by Elena (last edited Jan 09, 2014 06:36AM) (new)

Elena | 1381 comments Sure! Let's do it!
History Buff - 7/7 DONE!

December in History:
1. Read a book where the characters fight for something they believe in: Malcolm X on Afro-American History ♠ ♠ ♠ review
2. Read a book where lots of alcohol is either consumed or poured. Dark Witch ♠ ♠ 1/2 review
Read something by John Milton or with the word Paradise in the book title or series title.
Read something by Emily Dickinson or a book that has a character named Emily.
3. Read a book where someone gives up something important for love. A Kingdom of Dreams
♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ review
4. Read a book where the main character’s husband or wife dies. The Witches of Eastwick ♠ 1/2 review
Watch or read Gone With the Wind.
Read a book by Jane Austen or inspired by one of Jane’s books.
5. Read a book featuring a huge battle or war. Awakening the Warriors ♠ ♠ 1/2 review
Read a book where someone burns rubber or has to change a tire.
6. Read a book that takes place in winter or summer. Zorro ♠ ♠ review
7. Read a book that takes place around Christmas. Naughty and Nice: A Holiday Romance Collection ♠ ♠ review
Read a book where one of the characters is an actor or actress.
Read a book by an author with either the first, last or middle name of Thomas Woodrow or Wilson.
Read something by Rudyard Kipling or that takes place in a jungle (at least partially).
Celebrate good times by reading any book you want that makes you want to party or that features a party.


message 15: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. | 443 comments I finished up as much as I'm going to this month. Major level complete.

December in History
Timeframe: 12/1/13 to 12/31/13
Major Level: 5/5

12/5/1933 - Prohibition - Lots of alcohol consumed - The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher - 12/4/13 ♥♥♥♥
12/11/1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England - Someone gives up something important for love - The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie - 12/7/13 ♥♥♥♥
12/14/1861 - Prince Albert died of typhoid - Main character’s wife dies - Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson - 12/6/13 ♥♥♥♥
12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere - That takes place in winter - A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer - 12/13/13 ♥♥♥♥
12/25 - Christmas Day - Takes place around Christmas - A Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods - 12/2/13 ♥♥♥♥♥

The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters, #1) by Anne Gracie Simply Irresistible (Chinooks Hockey Team, #1) by Rachel Gibson A Nantucket Christmas A Novel by Nancy Thayer A Seaside Christmas (Chesapeake Shores #10) by Sherryl Woods


message 16: by Paris (new)

Paris (pah13) | 4285 comments Way to go!! Looks like a lot of you are already done with this challenge.


message 17: by Paris (new)

Paris (pah13) | 4285 comments December in History:
Duration: 12/1/13 - 12/31/13
Level: History Buff 7+
Completed: 4/7


12/1/1955 - Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus. Read a book where the characters fight for something they believe in. - World After by Susan EE - ♥♥♥♥ - 12/5/13
12/5/1933 - The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed. Read a book where lots of alcohol is either consumed or poured. - Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire - ♥♥♥♥♥ - 12/12/13
12/18/1916 - During World War I, the Battle of Verdun concluded after ten months of fighting in which 543,000 French and 434,000 German soldiers were killed. Read a book featuring a huge battle or war. - Horde - Ann Aguirre - ♥♥♥♥♥ - 12/16/13
12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of summer. Read a book that takes place in winter or summer.
12/25 - Christmas Day Read a book that takes place around Christmas.
12/27/1901 - Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) was born in Berlin, Germany. Read a book where one of the characters is an actor or actress.
12/31 - New Year's Eve Celebrate good times by reading any book you want that makes you want to party or that features a party. - The Elite by Kiera Cass - ♥♥♥ - 12/10/13


message 18: by NayNay (new)

NayNay Finished my challenge...happy reading!

Level: History Buff: 7+books

December in History:

1. 12/1/1955 - Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus. Read a book where the characters fight for something they believe in.
The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) by Paullina Simons The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons 12/07/13 ****

2. 12/5/1933 - The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed. Read a book where lots of alcohol is either consumed or poured.
Edge of Time (Langston Brothers #1) by Melissa Lynne Blue Edge of Time by Melissa Lynne Blue 10/02/13 ****

3. 12/9/1608 - British poet John Milton (1608-1674) was born in London. His works included: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and much more. Read something by John Milton or with the word Paradise in the book title or series title.
Leaving Paradise (Leaving Paradise, #1) by Simone Elkeles Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles 12/23/13 ***

4. 12/10/1830 - Poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Read something by Emily Dickinson or a book that has a character named Emily.
Accidents of Providence by Stacia M. Brown Accidents of Providence by Stacia Brown 12/11/13 ****

5. 12/11/1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England to marry "the woman I love," a twice-divorced American named Wallis Warfield Simpson. Read a book where someone gives up something important for love.
Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan 12/01/13 ****

6. 12/14/1861 - In Britain, Prince Albert died of typhoid at Windsor Castle. He was the consort and husband of Queen Victoria of England. Following his death, the Queen went into an extended period of mourning. Read a book where the main character’s husband or wife dies.
These Is My Words (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1) by Nancy E. Turner These is my Words by Nancy Turner 12/04/13 *****

7. 12/15/1939 - Gone with the Wind had its world premiere in Atlanta, introduced by producer David O. Selznick and featuring appearances by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Watch or read Gone With the Wind.
12/16/1775 - British novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in Hampshire, England.
Read a book by Jane Austen or inspired by one of Jane’s books.
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds 12/18/13 ***

8. 12/18/1916 - During World War I, the Battle of Verdun concluded after ten months of fighting in which 543,000 French and 434,000 German soldiers were killed. Read a book featuring a huge battle or war.
The Maid A Novel of Joan of Arc by Kimberly Cutter The Maid by Kimberly Cutter 12/01/13 ***

9. 12/20/1868 - American industrialist Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938) was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. He founded Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. Read a book where someone burns rubber or has to change a tire.
14 (Taylor Jackson, #2) by J.T. Ellison 14 By J.T.Ellison 12/13/13

10. 12/21 - Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of summer. Read a book that takes place in winter or summer.
Three Maids for a Crown A Novel of the Grey Sisters by Ella March Chase Three Maids for a Crown by Ella March Chase 12/10/13 ****

11. 12/25 - Christmas Day Read a book that takes place around Christmas.
A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher 12/03/13 ****

12. 12/27/1901 - Actress Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) was born in Berlin, Germany. Read a book where one of the characters is an actor or actress.
Merciless (Senseless, #2) by Mary Burton Merciless by Mary Burton 12/20/13 *****

13. 12/28/1856 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) the 28th U.S. President was born in Staunton, Virginia (as Thomas Woodrow Wilson). Read a book by an author with either the first, last or middle name of Thomas Woodrow or Wilson.
Just Down the Road by Jodi Thomas Just Down the Road by Jodi Thomas 12/23/13 ****

14. 12/30/1865 - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India. Read something by Rudyard Kipling or that takes place in a jungle (at least partially).
Take No Prisoners (Black Ops, #2) by Cindy Gerard Take No Prisoners by Cindy Gerard 12/22/13 ****

15. 12/31 - New Year's Eve Celebrate good times by reading any book you want that makes you want to party or that features a party.
Freddy the Magician by Walter R. Brooks Freddy the Magician by Walter R. Brooks 12/03/13 ***


message 19: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2345 comments UPDATE message # 3 - CHALLENGE COMPLETED - 19Dec13

7 / 7 completed (though I may still fill a couple more ...


message 20: by Paris (new)

Paris (pah13) | 4285 comments Way to go NayNay and Book Concierge!!


message 21: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13233 comments Mod
update to message 6 - 9 books read. I did better than I thought I would. Love these History challenges!


message 22: by Kaity (new)

Kaity Level: Major 4-6 books

4/4 Complete

12/1/1955: Reckless Magic by Rachel Higginson (Dec 9 - Characters fight against a tyrannical monarchy)
12/11/1936: Existence by Abbi Glines (Dec 18 - Sacrifice for love is the book's climax)
12/25: Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan (Dec 13 - Christmas theme)
12/31: Hidden by Blood by Laurie London (Dec 10 - MC attends a party)

Reckless Magic (Star-Crossed, #1) by Rachel Higginson Existence (Existence Trilogy, #1) by Abbi Glines Sleigh Bells in the Snow (O'Neil Brothers, #1) by Sarah Morgan Hidden by Blood (Sweetblood, #1.5) by Laurie London


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