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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14234 comments Mod
The 11th annual Chitwan Elephant Festival is scheduled to be held December 26-30 in the lush tropical plains of Sauraha, Nepal. Around 20 elephants compete in a 150-metre race.

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Below is a list of elephants scheduled to be raced. Read as many or as few as you wish.
Books must be at least 200 pages, except for Horton.


Babar (a elephant prince)
* read a book with some kind of royalty

Ruby (the painting elephant)
*read a book that has a red cover

Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character

Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song)
* read a book where a main character escapes

Horton (he heard a Who)
* read a novella or short story

Manny (from Ice Age)
* read a book set in the past

a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book

Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character

Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* read a book where time is spent in the air

Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant)
* read a book with a survivor

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor (from Tarzan)
* read a book featuring best friends

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book)
* read a book with a colorful cover

Queenie (the waterskiing elephant)
*read a book with a talented character

Tai (has been in several movies)
* read a book that was made into a movie

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

Jumbo (a famous circus elephant)
* read a book that is 400+ pages

At the end of the month, I will randomly select an elephant to win the race.
Hopefully you will have 'read' that particular pachyderm.



message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 29, 2015 06:55AM) (new)

BOOK it to the finish line! December 2015
Duration: Dec. 1-31, 2015
Date Completed: 12/29/15
Tasks: 13/17

*Books must be at least 200 pages, except for Horton.

✔Babar - read a book with some kind of royalty
A Darker Shade of Magic | V.E. Schwab | 12/17
✔Ruby - read a book that has a red cover
The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle | Joanne Huist Smith | 12/2
✔Lin Wang - read a book with an older character
They Do It With Mirrors | Agatha Christie | 12/8
✔Nellie the Elephant - read a book where a main character escapes
Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake | 12/6
✔Horton - read a novella or short story
The Door in the Hedge and Other Stories | Robin McKinley | 12/7
✔Manny - read a book set in the past
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics | Daniel James Brown | 12/1
❒ a heffalump - read a children's book
✔Hanno - read a book with a religious character
Case Histories | Kate Atkinson | 12/6
❒ Dumbo - read a book where time is spent in the air
✔Surus - read a book with a survivor
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman | Jon Krakauer | 12/14
❒ Lotsa Heart - read a book with a pink cover
✔Tantor - read a book featuring best friends
The Rest of Us Just Live Here | Patrick Ness | 12/12
❒ Elmer the Patchwork Elephant - read a book with a colorful cover
✔Queenie - read a book with a talented character
Little Star | John Ajvide Lindqvist | 12/12
✔Tai - read a book that was made into a movie
Something Wicked This Way Comes | Ray Bradbury | 12/15
✔Mr. Snuffleupagus - read a book that is educational
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right | Atul Gawande | 12/3
✔Jumbo - read a book that is 400+ pages
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders | Neil Gaiman | 12/8

A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab The 13th Gift A True Story of a Christmas Miracle by Joanne Huist Smith They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake The Door in the Hedge and Other Stories by Robin McKinley The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown Case Histories by Kate Atkinson Where Men Win Glory The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Little Star by John Ajvide Lindqvist Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury The Checklist Manifesto How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman


message 3: by Cheryl (last edited Dec 30, 2015 04:15PM) (new)

Cheryl La Pa (cheryllp) | 92 comments ****FINISHED****

Tasks Achieved: 7

✔Babar (a elephant prince)
* read a book with some kind of royalty
The Demon King 30 Dec (Princess Raisa)

Ruby (the painting elephant)
*read a book that has a red cover

✔Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character
Charming 14 Dec (Prince is over 700 years old)

Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song)
* read a book where a main character escapes

✔Horton (he heard a Who)
* read a novella or short story
It's a Wonderful Tangled Christmas Carol 15 Dec (88 pages)

Manny (from Ice Age)
* read a book set in the past

a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book

Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character

Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* read a book where time is spent in the air

✔Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant)
* read a book with a survivor
Magic Slays 12 Dec

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor (from Tarzan)
* read a book featuring best friends

✔Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book)
* read a book with a colorful cover
Ten Thousand Skies Above You 19 Dec

✔ Queenie (the waterskiing elephant)
*read a book with a talented character
Six of Crows 10 Dec

Tai (has been in several movies)
* read a book that was made into a movie

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

✔Jumbo (a famous circus elephant)
* read a book that is 400+ pages
An Ember in the Ashes 26 Dec 448 pgs

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Charming (Seven #6.5) by Dannika Dark It's a Wonderful Tangled Christmas Carol (Tangled, #4.5) by Emma Chase Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, #2) by Claudia Gray An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1) by Cinda Williams Chima


message 4: by Holli (last edited Dec 27, 2015 12:00AM) (new)

Holli | 333 comments BOOK it to the finish line! December 2015
Duration: Dec. 1-31, 2015


Babar (a elephant prince)
* read a book with some kind of royalty

Master of the Moon 12/16/15

Ruby (the painting elephant)
*read a book that has a red cover

Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character

Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song)
* read a book where a main character escapes

Horton (he heard a Who)
* read a novella or short story
The Breed Next Door 12/22/15

Manny (from Ice Age)
* read a book set in the past
Fair Blows the Wind 12/10/15 (1500s America)

a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book
The Lost Princess of Oz 12/22/15

Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character

Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* read a book where time is spent in the air

Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant)
* read a book with a survivor

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor (from Tarzan)
* read a book featuring best friends

Now & Then 12/27/15 (Hawk and Spenser)

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book)
* read a book with a colorful cover

Queenie (the waterskiing elephant)
*read a book with a talented character

Tai (has been in several movies)
* read a book that was made into a movie

The Color Purple 12/26/15

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

Jumbo (a famous circus elephant)
* read a book that is 400+ pages


message 5: by Joann (last edited Dec 29, 2015 10:58AM) (new)

Joann Count me in!

Below is a list of elephants scheduled to be raced. Read as many or as few as you wish.
Books must be at least 200 pages, except for Horton.


Babar (a elephant prince)
* read a book with some kind of royalty

Ruby (the painting elephant)
*read a book that has a red cover
Tricky Twenty-Two
Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character
The Summer's End
Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song)
* read a book where a main character escapes
Diners, Dives & Dead Ends


Horton (he heard a Who)
* read a novella or short story

Manny (from Ice Age)
* read a book set in the past
The Snow Child
a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book
The Naughty List

Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character

Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* read a book where time is spent in the air

Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant)
* read a book with a survivor
Winter Garden

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor (from Tarzan)
* read a book featuring best friends
The All You Can Dream Buffet
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book)
* read a book with a colorful cover
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor

Queenie (the waterskiing elephant)
*read a book with a talented character
The House of Tides

Tai (has been in several movies)
* read a book that was made into a movie

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

Jumbo (a famous circus elephant)
* read a book that is 400+ pages


message 6: by ❀~Amy~❀ (last edited Dec 28, 2015 10:40AM) (new)

❀~Amy~❀ (ajpayne75) | 578 comments December BOOK it to the finish line!

7/10 Read


Babar (a elephant prince)
* read a book with some kind of royalty

Ruby (the painting elephant)
*read a book that has a red cover

Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character

Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song)
* read a book where a main character escapes Necropolis ~ 12/19/15 ~ ★★★★

Horton (he heard a Who)
* read a novella or short story Second Act ~ 12/22/15 ~ ★★★★

Manny (from Ice Age)
* read a book set in the past Bloodline ~ 12/27/15 ~ ★★★★★

a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book

Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character

Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* read a book where time is spent in the air

Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant)
* read a book with a survivor Carry the Ocean ~ 12/20/15 ~ ★★★★★

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor (from Tarzan)
* read a book featuring best friends Winter Wonderland ~ 12/6/15 ~ ★★★★

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book)
* read a book with a colorful cover Electric Blue & Catnip ~ 12/15/15 ~

Queenie (the waterskiing elephant)
*read a book with a talented character Double Blind ~ 12/3/15 ~ ★★★★

Tai (has been in several movies)
* read a book that was made into a movie

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

Jumbo (a famous circus elephant)
* read a book that is 400+ pages


message 7: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Dec 31, 2015 09:52AM) (new)

Lanelle | 14234 comments Mod
I'm in.
Duration : Dec. 1 - 31, 2015
books read : 13/17

Babar Twin Curse 12/22/15 ***
Ruby Of Paupers and Peers 12/26/15 ***
Lin Wang Whispers and Wishes 12/22/15 *** (Grams)
Nellie the Elephant The Hanged Man 12/24/15 ***
Horton To Sleep No More 12/3/15 ***
Manny The Lady's Ghost 12/9/15 **
a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book
Hanno Clean Sweep 12/30/15 ****
Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* read a book where time is spent in the air
Surus Magic Shifts 12/5/15 **** (Kate survives a stroke)
Lotsa Heart Diamond Bay 12/29/15 ***
Tantor (from Tarzan)
* read a book featuring best friends
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Twin Curse 12/23/15 ***
Queenie Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes 12/18/15 ****
Tai Lost Horizon 12/31/15 ***
Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational
Jumbo (a famous circus elephant)
* read a book that is 400+ pages


message 8: by Karen ♐ (last edited Dec 23, 2015 11:07AM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1866 comments BOOK it to the finish line! December 2015
Duration: Dec. 1-31, 2015
Date Completed:
Tasks: 6/17

*Books must be at least 200 pages, except for Horton.

❒ Babar - read a book with some kind of royalty
Ruby - read a book that has a red cover - Unseen - 12/7
❒ Lin Wang - read a book with an older character
Nellie the Elephant - read a book where a main character escapes - Time to Run - 12/3
Horton - read a novella or short story - Torn: A Dark BDSM Romance Novel - 12/1
Manny - read a book set in the past - Master of Pleasure - 12/22
❒ a heffalump - read a children's book
❒ Hanno - read a book with a religious character
Dumbo - read a book where time is spent in the air - Claimed - 12/6
❒ Surus - read a book with a survivor
❒ Lotsa Heart - read a book with a pink cover
❒Tantor - read a book featuring best friends
❒ Elmer the Patchwork Elephant - read a book with a colorful cover
❒ Queenie - read a book with a talented character
❒ Tai - read a book that was made into a movie
❒ Mr. Snuffleupagus - read a book that is educational
Jumbo - read a book that is 400+ pages - The Gamble - 12/12
Unseen (Will Trent, #7) by Karin Slaughter Time to Run (SEAL Team 12, #3) by Marliss Melton Torn A Dark BDSM Romance Novel (Shattered Lives #1) by Lexie Syrah Master of Pleasure (School of Gallantry, #5) by Delilah Marvelle Claimed (Decadence After Dark #2) by M. Never The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1) by Kristen Ashley


message 9: by Book Concierge (last edited Jan 01, 2016 08:17AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2357 comments Book It To the Finish Line - December 2015
Chitwan Elephant Festival
Begins: 01Dec15 / Ends: 31Dec15



13 completed


Babar * Some kind of royalty in it - Dragonfly in Amber ✔ – 12Dec15 (King Louis)

Ruby * Red cover - The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury ✔ – 30Dec15

Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character

Nellie the Elephant - Main character escapes - City of Shadows ✔ – 28Dec15

Horton * A novella or short story - The Christmas Letters ✔ – 21 Dec 15 (126 pg)

Manny * read a book set in the past - 1920s - The Snow Child ✔ – 12 Dec 15

a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book

Hanno * read a book with a religious character - Mr. Ives' Christmas ✔ – 06Dec15 (Ives and his son, Robert)

Dumbo * Time is spent in the air - Beware False Profits ✔ – 27Dec15 - (They fly to/from New York)

Surus * Book with a survivor - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail ✔ – 25 Dec 15

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor * read a book featuring best friends - The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection ✔ – 19Dec15

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant * read a book with a colorful cover - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple ✔ – 18 Dec 15

Queenie *Talented character - JENNY in A Rocky Mountain Christmas ✔ - 31Dec15

Tai * read a book that was made into a movie - Carrie ✔ – 06 Dec 15

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

Jumbo * 400+ pages - Heavenly Friends: A Saint for Each Day ✔ – 26Dec15 (494 pg)


message 10: by ~Michelle~ (last edited Dec 30, 2015 03:09PM) (new)

~Michelle~ (mlundy5) BOOK it to the finish line! December 2015
Duration: Dec. 1-31, 2015
Date Completed: Called it quits on 12-30-2015...that's all I can do this month.
Tasks Completed: 14/17

✒ Babar (a elephant prince)
* read a book with some kind of royalty
Uprooted by Naomi Novik Uprooted|Naomi Novik 12-25-2015 ★★★

✒ Ruby (the painting elephant)
*read a book that has a red cover
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes Me Before You|Jojo Moyes 12-5-2015 ★★★★★

✒ Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini And the Mountains Echoed|Khaled Hosseini 12-7-2015 ★★★★★

✒ Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song)
* read a book where a main character escapes
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Everything I Never Told You|Celeste Ng 12-17-2015 ★ ★

✒ Horton (he heard a Who)
* read a novella or short story
Miss Kane's Christmas by Caroline Mickelson Miss Kane's Christmas|Caroline Mickelson 12-4-2015 ★★★

✒ Manny (from Ice Age)
* read a book set in the past
Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Autocrat of the Breakfast Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. 12-9-2015 ★★

✒ a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book
Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson Which Witch?|Eva Ibbotson 12-15-2015 ★ ★ ★

✒ Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character
Living So That Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life (InScribed) by Wendy Blight Living So That: Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life|Wendy Blight 12-2-2015 ★★★★★

Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* read a book where time is spent in the air

✒ Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant)
* read a book with a survivor
The First Wife by Erica Spindler The First Wife|Erica Spindler 12-22-2015 ★★★★

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

✒ Tantor (from Tarzan)
* read a book featuring best friends
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein The Art of Racing in the Rain|Garth Stein 12-12-2015 ★★★★★

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book)
* read a book with a colorful cover

✒ Queenie (the waterskiing elephant)
*read a book with a talented character
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd The Mermaid Chair|Sue Monk Kidd 12-6-2015 ★★★★

✒ Tai (has been in several movies)
* read a book that was made into a movie
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife|Audrey Niffenegger 12-20-2015 ★★★★

✒ Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational
Killing Jesus A History by Bill O'Reilly Killing Jesus: A History|Bill O'Reilly 12-1-2015 ★★★

✒ Jumbo (a famous circus elephant)
* read a book that is 400+ pages
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert The Signature of All Things|Elizabeth Gilbert 12-11-2015 ★★★★★


message 11: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2357 comments And just so you know ... my birthday is in December and I have loved (and collected) elephants since I was a baby!


message 12: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14234 comments Mod
I love coincidences like this. Have a wonderful birthday, BC.


message 13: by Kris Mongo (last edited Dec 27, 2015 04:12PM) (new)

Kris Mongo (krismongo) ☃☃☃BOOK it to the finish line! December 2015☃☃☃
Duration: Dec. 1-31, 2015

Tasks So Far....6

Babar (a elephant prince)
* read a book with some kind of royalty

Ruby (the painting elephant)
*read a book that has a red cover

☃Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character-No One You Know by Michelle Richmond 12/4 ****

☃Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song)
* read a book where a main character escapes-The Program by Suzanne Young

Horton (he heard a Who)
* read a novella or short story

Manny (from Ice Age)
* read a book set in the past

a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book

Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character

Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* read a book where time is spent in the air

☃Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant)
* read a book with a survivor-The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan 12/6 ***

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

☃Tantor (from Tarzan)
* read a book featuring best friends-Carry On by Rainbow Rowell 12/12 *****

☃Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book)
* read a book with a colorful cover-We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh **** 12/14/15

Queenie (the waterskiing elephant)
*read a book with a talented character-Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner **** 12/23/15

Tai (has been in several movies)
* read a book that was made into a movie

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

Jumbo (a famous circus elephant)
* read a book that is 400+ pages

No One You Know by Michelle Richmond The Program (The Program, #1) by Suzanne Young The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan Carry On by Rainbow Rowell We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner


message 14: by Ebb (last edited Dec 29, 2015 09:59PM) (new)

Ebb (ebbsbooks) | 96 comments Tasks finished 8/17


Babar (a elephant prince) 
* read a book with some kind of royalty
The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium

Ruby (the painting elephant) 
*read a book that has a red cover
Catching Fire

Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant) 
* read a book with an older character
All Together Dead

Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song) 
* read a book where a main character escapes
Lord of the Flies

Horton (he heard a Who) 
* read a novella or short story
Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

Manny (from Ice Age) 
* read a book set in the past
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

a heffalump (by A. A. Milne) 
* read a children's book
Wayside School Is Falling Down

Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character
The Last Kingdom

Dumbo (a Disney movie) 
* read a book where time is spent in the air
The Hunger Games

Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant) 
* read a book with a survivor
A Clockwork Orange

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin) 
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor (from Tarzan) 
* read a book featuring best friends
A Simple Plan

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book) 
* read a book with a colorful cover
The Grownup

Queenie (the waterskiing elephant) 
*read a book with a talented character
Hounded

Tai (has been in several movies) 
* read a book that was made into a movie
The Haunting of Hill House

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street) 
* read a book that is educational
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

Jumbo (a famous circus elephant) 
* read a book that is 400+ pages

The Year 1000 What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium by Robert Lacey Three Blind Mice and Other Stories by Agatha Christie A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess The Almost Nearly Perfect People Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth The Haunting of Hill House  by Shirley Jackson Lord of the Flies by William Golding Wayside School Is Falling Down (Wayside School #2) by Louis Sachar All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7) by Charlaine Harris The Grownup by Gillian Flynn A Simple Plan by Scott B. Smith The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1) by Bernard Cornwell Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins Voices from Chernobyl The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich


message 15: by ☀Rachael☀ (last edited Dec 27, 2015 08:08AM) (new)

☀Rachael☀ (jimbunni) In

1) Babar ---- Menagerie ---- Rachel Vincent
2) Ruby ---- Break of Dawn ---- Chris Marie Green
3) Lin Wang A Charming Cure ---- Tonya Kappes
4) Nellie the Elephant ---- Rogue ---- Julie Kagawa
5) Horton ---- An Open Spook| ---- E.J. Cooperman
6) Manny ---- Midnight Reign ---- Chris Marie Green
7) a heffalump ---- Trolls in the Hamptons ---- Celia Jerome
8) Dumbo ---- A Drop of Red ---- Chris Marie Green
9) Surus ---- Sketchy ---- Olivia Samms
10) Tantor ---- Snitch ---- Olivia Samms
11) Elmer the Patchwork Elephant ---- The Thrill of the Haunt ---- E.J. Cooperman
12) Queenie ---- Chance of a Ghost ---- E.J. Cooperman


11/12
Rogue (Talon #2) by Julie Kagawa Menagerie (Menagerie, #1) by Rachel Vincent Chance of a Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #4) by E.J. Copperman An Open Spook (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #4.5) by E.J. Copperman The Thrill of the Haunt (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #5) by E.J. Copperman A Charming Cure (Magical Cures Mystery, #2) by Tonya Kappes Sketchy (Bea Catcher Chronicles, #1) by Olivia Samms Snitch (Bea Catcher Chronicles, #2) by Olivia Samms Midnight Reign (Vampire Babylon, #2) by Chris Marie Green Break of Dawn (Vampire Babylon, #3) by Chris Marie Green A Drop of Red (Vampire Babylon, #4) by Chris Marie Green Trolls in the Hamptons (Willow Tate #1) by Celia Jerome


message 16: by Krissy (last edited Dec 21, 2015 08:38AM) (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 3313 comments 17/17 Completed


✔01. Babar:
* read a book with some kind of royalty
Captive Prince: Volume One(12/05)★★★★☆

✔02. Ruby:
*read a book that has a red cover
Daddy's Home(12/15)★★☆☆☆

✔03. Lin Wang:
* read a book with an older character
Old Man's War(12/12)★★★☆☆

✔04. Nellie the Elephant:
* read a book where a main character escapes
Leather+Lace(12/06)★★★★☆

✔05. Horton:
* read a novella or short story
If Only in My Dreams(12/03)★★★★☆

✔06. Manny:
* read a book set in the past
Lord Mouse(12/08)★★★☆☆

✔07. A Heffalump:
* read a children's book
Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings(12/07)★★★☆☆

✔08. Hanno:
* read a book with a religious character
In Front of God and Everyone(12/21)★★★★★

✔09. Dumbo:
* read a book where time is spent in the air
Grey(12/04)★☆☆☆☆

✔10. Surus:
* read a book with a survivor
Spiretown(12/01)★★★★☆

✔11. Lotsa Heart:
* read a book with a pink cover
One Pink Line(12/20)★★★★★

✔12. Tantor:
* read a book featuring best friends
Him(12/10)★★★★★

✔13. Elmer the Patchwork Elephant:
* read a book with a colorful cover
The Leaving of Things(12/14)★★☆☆☆

✔14. Queenie:
*read a book with a talented character
Breathe(12/03)★★☆☆☆

✔15. Tai:
* read a book that was made into a movie
Mockingjay(12/15)★★★★☆

✔16. Mr. Snuffleupagus:
* read a book that is educational
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan(12/10)★★★☆☆

✔17. Jumbo:
* read a book that is 400+ pages
Ain't She Sweet(12/02)★★★★★


Captive Prince Volume One (Captive Prince, #1) by C.S. Pacat Daddy's Home by A.K. Alexander Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1) by John Scalzi Leather+Lace (Opposites Attract, #2) by A.B. Gayle If Only in My Dreams by Keira Andrews Lord Mouse by Mason Thomas Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings (Real Mermaids, #1) by Helene Boudreau In Front of God and Everyone (Pay it Forward #1) by Nealy Wagner Grey (Fifty Shades, #4) by E.L. James Spiretown by Lia Black One Pink Line by Dina Silver Him (Him, #1) by Sarina Bowen The Leaving of Things by Jay Antani Breathe (Sea Breeze, #1) by Abbi Glines Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Ain't She Sweet by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


message 17: by Kim (last edited Dec 26, 2015 03:49PM) (new)

Kim Anderson (kimmatski) | 873 comments 14 Completed

1. Babar - read a book with some kind of royalty - All Fall Down - 12/1/15 (princess)
2. Ruby - read a book that has a red cover

3. Lin Wang - read a book with an older character - I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas - 12/17/15
4. Nellie the Elephant - read a book where a main character escapes - Eve & Adam - 12/2/15
5. Horton - read a novella or short story - Happenstance - 12/15/15
6. Manny - read a book set in the past - The Future of Us - 12/1/15 (set in 1996)
7. Heffalump - read a children's book - The Graveyard Book - 12/8/15
8. Hanno - read a book with a religious character - Tuesdays with Morrie - 12/19/15 (Rabbi)
9. Dumbo - read a book where time is spent in the air - Everybody Sees the Ants - 12/6/15 (plane ride)
10. Surus - read a book with a survivor - Side Effects May Vary - 12/3/15 (Alice survives leukemia)
11. Lotsa Heart - read a book with a pink cover

12. Tantor - read a book featuring best friends - Saint Anything - 12/21/15
13. Elmer the Patchwork Elephant - read a book with a colorful cover

14. Queenie - read a book with a talented character - Okay for Now - 12/9/15 (drawer)
15. Tai - read a book that was made into a movie - Stormbreaker - 12/11/15
16. Mr. Snuffleupagus - read a book that is educational - Slaughterhouse-Five - 12/26/15
17. Jumbo - read a book that is 400+ pages - Winter - 12/13/15 (824 pages)


message 18: by Debbie (last edited Dec 23, 2015 12:02PM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 1002 comments ☃☃☃BOOK it to the finish line! December 2015☃☃☃
Duration: Dec. 1-31, 2015

5/17

Babar (a elephant prince)
* read a book with some kind of royalty

Ruby (the painting elephant)
*read a book that has a red cover

Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character Moon Spinners by Sally Goldenbaum 12/2/15

Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song)
* read a book where a main character escapes

Horton (he heard a Who)
* read a novella or short story

Manny (from Ice Age)
* read a book set in the past

a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book

Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character Cat's Eyewitness Rita Mae Brown 12/9/15

Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* read a book where time is spent in the air

Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant)
* read a book with a survivor

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor (from Tarzan)
* read a book featuring best friends Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews 12/23/15

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book)
* read a book with a colorful cover

Queenie (the waterskiing elephant)
*read a book with a talented character Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand 12/4/15

Tai (has been in several movies)
* read a book that was made into a movie Skipping Christmas by John Grisham 12/14/15

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

Jumbo (a famous circus elephant)
* read a book that is 400+ pages

Moon Spinners (Seaside Knitters, #3) by Sally Goldenbaum Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand Cat's Eyewitness (Mrs. Murphy, #13) by Rita Mae Brown Skipping Christmas by John Grisham Christmas Bliss (Weezie and Bebe Mysteries, #4) by Mary Kay Andrews


message 19: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 29, 2015 07:49AM) (new)

I'm gonna try :)

17/17

Babar: Read: Löftet (Lissa is the Dragomir-princess) 1 Dec-4 Dec
a Heffalump: Read: Jack och Fågelskrämman (recommended for 12-15 year olds) 1 Dec-1 Dec
Jumbo: Read: The Girl Who Played With Fire (632 pages) 1 Dec-20 Dec
Lotsa Heart: Read: Rosa: den farliga färgen (pink cover, and the book is actually called "Pink - the Dangerous Colour") 3 Dec-27 Dec
Nellie: Read: Andens Kraft (Victor Dashkov escapes) 5 Dec-10 Dec
Lin Wang: Read: Twilight (Edwars is really old) 6 Dec-22 Dec
Ruby: Read: Playground (Not completely red, but pretty red) 9 Dec-14 Dec
Mr. Snuffleupagus: Read: Det enda könet: Varför du är förförd av den ekonomiske mannen och hur det förstör ditt liv och världsekonomin (It's a non-fiction book about feminism and economical history) 9 Dec-13 Dec
Tantor: Read: Yttersta offret (Rose and Lissa are best friends) 10 Dec-14 Dec
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant: Read: Pojken som fann en ny färg (Rainbow-colored) 13 Dec-21 Dec
Manny: Read: Brev från Vietnam (Set during the Vietnam-war) 13 Dec-26 Dec
Surus: Read: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter is the boy who lived!) 15 Dec-17 Dec
Hanno: Read: Bloodlines (Sydney is religious) 17 Dec-26 Dec
Tai: Read: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Made into a movie) 18 Dec-23 Dec
Dumbo: Read: Stardust (They travel on a flying ship.) 20 Dec-28 Dec
Queenie: Read: Eldjägarna (Malin Fors is a talented detective) 22 Dec-24 Dec
Horton: Read: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Short story, 32 pages) 29 Dec-29 Dec

Babar: Löftet (Vampire Academy, #4) by Richelle Mead Ruby: Playground (Playground, #1) by Lars Kepler Lin Wang: Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer Nellie: Andens Kraft (Vampire Academy, #5) by Richelle Mead Horton: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald Manny: Brev från Vietnam by Danielle Steel a Heffalump: Jack och Fågelskrämman by Philip Pullman Hanno: Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead Dumbo: Stardust by Neil Gaiman Surus: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Lotsa Heart: Rosa den farliga färgen by Fanny Ambjörnsson Tantor: Yttersta offret (Vampire Academy #6) by Richelle Mead Elmer the Patchwork Elephant: Pojken som fann en ny färg by Oskar Skog Queenie: Eldjägarna (Malin Fors, #9) by Mons Kallentoft Tai: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling Mr. Snuffleaupagus: Det enda könet Varför du är förförd av den ekonomiske mannen och hur det förstör ditt liv och världsekonomin by Katrine Kielos Jumbo: The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson


message 20: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2629 comments Book it Challenge - December 2015
Chitwan Elephant Festival


0 of 13

◘ Babar (a elephant prince): Between a Rake and a Hard Place - Mia Marlowe
◘ Ruby (the painting elephant): Enigma - Dee Davis
◘ Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant): Chocolate for Two - Maria Murnane
◘ Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song): Where Danger Hides - Terry Odell
◘ Horton (he heard a Who): All for You - Kete Perry
◘ Manny (from Ice Age): The Stolen Mackenzie Bride - Jennifer Ashley
◘ Dumbo (a Disney movie): Getting Hotter - Elle Kennedy
◘ Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant): Locke - Sloan Harper
◘ Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin): Pirate's Bride - Lynette Vinet
◘ Tantor (from Tarzan): Shadow Spell - Nora Roberts
◘ Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book): As Hot as It Gets - Elle Kennedy
◘ Queenie (the waterskiing elephant): Double Time - Olivia Cunning
◘ Jumbo (a famous circus elephant): Too Hard to Handle - Julie Anne Walker

Between a Rake and a Hard Place (The Royal Rakes, #3) by Mia Marlowe Enigma (Last Chance Series, Book 2) by Dee Davis Chocolate for Two by Maria Murnane Where Danger Hides (Blackthorne, Inc., #2) by Terry Odell All for You (Laurel Heights, #8.5) by Kate Perry The Stolen Mackenzie Bride (MacKenzies & McBrides, #8) by Jennifer Ashley Getting Hotter (Out of Uniform, #8) by Elle Kennedy
Locke (Corps Security, #5) by Harper Sloan Pirate's Bride (Liberty's Ladies, #1) by Lynette Vinet Shadow Spell (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts As Hot as It Gets (Out of Uniform #10) by Elle Kennedy Double Time (Sinners on Tour, #5) by Olivia Cunning Too Hard to Handle (Black Knights Inc., #8) by Julie Ann Walker


message 21: by VampAmber (last edited Dec 26, 2015 08:43PM) (new)

VampAmber | 386 comments VampAmber's BOOK it to the finish line! December 2015

Duration: 12/1/15-12/31/15
Progress: 5/17

Babar (a elephant prince)
The Duchess War finished 12/16/15

Ruby (the painting elephant)
*read a book that has a red cover

Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character

Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song)
* read a book where a main character escapes

Horton (he heard a Who)
Christmas Healing finished 12/7/15

Manny (from Ice Age)
* read a book set in the past

a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
A Living Nightmare finished 12/6/15

Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character

Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* read a book where time is spent in the air

Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant)
* read a book with a survivor

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor (from Tarzan)
Fashionably Dead finished 12/26/15

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book)
Red Lily finished 12/3/15

Queenie (the waterskiing elephant)
*read a book with a talented character

Tai (has been in several movies)
* read a book that was made into a movie

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

Jumbo (a famous circus elephant)
* read a book that is 400+ pages

Red Lily (In the Garden #3) by Nora Roberts A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak, #1) by Darren Shan Christmas Healing (Healing The Regime, #1) by Morris Fenris The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) by Courtney Milan Fashionably Dead (Hot Damned, #1) by Robyn Peterman


message 22: by ♦Ashley♦ (last edited Dec 30, 2015 08:54AM) (new)

♦Ashley♦ | 272 comments BOOK it to the finish line! December 2015
Duration: Dec. 1-31, 2015
Date Completed:
Tasks: 6/17

*Books must be at least 200 pages, except for Horton.

Babar(a elephant prince) - read a book with some kind of royalty
American Gods by Neil Gaiman|12.13.15
Ruby (the painting elephant) - read a book that has a red cover
12.08.15 Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges by Jen Mann
Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant) - read a book with an older character
12.30.15Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song) - read a book where a main character escapes
Horton (he heard a Who) - read a novella or short story
Manny (from Ice Age) - read a book set in the past
a heffalump (by A. A. Milne) - read a children's book
Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X) - read a book with a religious character
Dumbo (a Disney movie) - read a book where time is spent in the air
Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant) - read a book with a survivor
12.15.15 What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin) - read a book with a pink cover
Tantor (from Tarzan) - read a book featuring best friends
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling|12.17.15
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book) - read a book with a colorful cover
Queenie (the waterskiing elephant) - read a book with a talented character
Tai (has been in several movies) - read a book that was made into a movie
12.2.15 Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas
Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street) - read a book that is educational
Jumbo (a famous circus elephant) - read a book that is 400+ pages



American Gods (American Gods, #1) by Neil Gaiman Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges by Jen Mann Uprooted by Naomi Novik What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling Veronica Mars The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

I have a question, for the "spends time in the air"-elephant, is it ok to read "Stardust"? I don't remember if they actually spend time in the air, I know they travel in the air, but since one of the main characters is a star, literally, maybe it still works?


Lanelle wrote: "The 11th annual Chitwan Elephant Festival is scheduled to be held December 26-30 in the lush tropical plains of Sauraha, Nepal. Around 20 elephants compete in a 150-metre race.



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message 24: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14234 comments Mod
Traveling in the air would qualify it. I had in mind being in a hot air balloon, on a airplane, riding a magic carpet, that sort of thing. I guess Superman would qualify, too :)


message 25: by VampAmber (new)

VampAmber | 386 comments Sara wrote: "I have a question, for the "spends time in the air"-elephant, is it ok to read "Stardust"? I don't remember if they actually spend time in the air, I know they travel in the air, but since one of t..."

I've read that book, and I know for a fact it would qualify. They're on an airship at one point (I hope that doesn't spoil anything, and if you've seen the movie I know it doesn't).


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

That's right! I'd totally forgotten that part. Shocking! How could I ever have forgotten Captain Shakespeare... I think I have to give myself a time-out...

VampAmber wrote: "Sara wrote: "I have a question, for the "spends time in the air"-elephant, is it ok to read "Stardust"? I don't remember if they actually spend time in the air, I know they travel in the air, but s..."


message 27: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 21, 2015 09:03AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1434 comments The Challenge Factory
BOOK it to the finish line! December 2015
Duration:
12/1/2015 - 12/31/2015

Progress: 8 out of 17

Books must be at least 200 pages, except for Horton.

Babar (a elephant prince)
* read a book with some kind of royalty

Ruby (the painting elephant)
*read a book that has a red cover

Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character

Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song)
* Read a book where a main character escapes:
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth - ***** - 12/17/2015

Horton (he heard a Who)
* read a novella or short story

Manny (from Ice Age)
* Read a book set in the past:
Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare - ***** - 12/10/2015

A Heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* Read a children's book:
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu - **** - 12/16/2015

Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character

Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* Read a book where time is spent in the air:
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren - **** - 12/15/2015

Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant)
* Read a book with a survivor:
Champion by Marie Lu - *** - 12/14/2015

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor (from Tarzan)
* read a book featuring best friends

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book)
* Read a book with a colorful cover:
Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay - ***** - 12/18/2015 - 307 Pages

Queenie (the waterskiing elephant)
* Read a book with a talented character:
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris - ***** - 12/21/2015 - 291 Pages

Tai (has been in several movies)
* read a book that was made into a movie

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

Jumbo (a famous circus elephant)
* Read a book that is 400+ pages:
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness - **** - 12/1/2015 - 561 Pages

The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After, #2) by Tessa Dare Champion (Legend, #3) by Marie Lu Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina Lauren Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, #3) by Jeff Lindsay Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris


message 28: by ♦Ashley♦ (new)

♦Ashley♦ | 272 comments Would you consider the Gods in American Gods royalty?


message 29: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14234 comments Mod
♦Ashley♦ wrote: "Would you consider the Gods in American Gods royalty?"

I haven't read the book, but the blurb says, "...the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America." I'm good with that :)


message 30: by *Dawn (last edited Dec 31, 2015 12:56AM) (new)

*Dawn (x1f4dadawnx1f4da) | 186 comments BOOK it to the finish line! December 2015
Duration: Dec. 1-31, 2015
Date Completed:
Tasks: 10/17


*Books must be at least 200 pages, except for Horton.

Babar - read a book with some kind of royalty
A New Hope Robyn Carr, 12-23-15 (4*) review pg 52, "...our Peyton, her majesty, does not shovel s**t. She's what we call a gentleman farmer." This technically may not fit the task, but I thought it was too funny of a line to pass up. :)
❒ Ruby - read a book that has a red cover
Lin Wang - read a book with an older character
The First Love Cookie Club Lori Wilde, 12-12-15 (3*) review group of older ladies in town form the cookie club and do a little matchmaking between H/h
Nellie the Elephant - read a book where a main character escapes
The Trouble With Harry Katie MacAlister, 12-7-15 (4*), review MC encounters a villain but fights way out of it
Horton - read a novella or short story
Unchained Hearts Palessa, 12-20-15 (3*), review 138 pgs.
Manny - read a book set in the past
Yellowstone Heart Song Peggy L. Henderson, Yellowstone Romance Bk 1, 12-30-15 (5*), review
❒ a heffalump - read a children's book
Hanno - read a book with a religious character
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature, Robin Brande, 12-2-15 (3-1/2*) review MC comes from a religious family and has a falling out with them and with her pastor; she ends up getting kicked out of her church.
Dumbo - read a book where time is spent in the air
Glory in Death #2 In Death series, J.D. Robb (4*) 12-17-15 review Eve and Roarke fly to Mexico.
Surus - read a book with a survivor
The Christmas Secret #5 Christmas Hope series, Donna VanLiere (3*) 12-19-15 review (features a hard-working single mother as well as a secondary character battling cancer)
❒ Lotsa Heart - read a book with a pink cover
❒Tantor - read a book featuring best friends
❒Elmer the Patchwork Elephant - read a book with a colorful cover
Queenie - read a book with a talented character
One Wish Robyn Carr, 12-3-15 (3-1/2*) review MC is former Olympian figure skater
❒ Tai - read a book that was made into a movie
❒ Mr. Snuffleupagus - read a book that is educational
Jumbo - read a book that is 400+ pages
Dream a Little Dream Susan Elizabeth Phillips, 12-5-15 (5*) review 400 pgs.


message 31: by Donna (last edited Dec 31, 2015 09:49PM) (new)

Donna (dkflynn33) | 750 comments Book it Challenge - December 2015


14 of 17

Babar (a elephant prince):Red Queen12/26/15
Ruby (the painting elephant): Notorious Nineteen12/5/15
Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant): Footsteps in Time12/31/15
Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song): One Wish12/24/15
Horton (he heard a Who): Bah, Humbug!12/4/15
Manny (from Ice Age):Time Ship (Book One): A Time Travel Romantic Adventure: The ideal Beach Book for reading on Holiday! 12/28/15
a heffalump:
Hanno:Picture Perfect12/23/15
Dumbo (a Disney movie): Spell Games12/11/15
Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant):
Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin): Daisy McDare and the Deadly Legal Affair 12/12/15
Tantor (from Tarzan): 13 Secrets12/21/15
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book): Daisy McDare and the Deadly Directorial Affair12/13/15
Queenie (the waterskiing elephant): The Devil in Disguise 12/29/15
Tai:Gone with the Wind12/4/15
Mr. Snuffleupagus:
Jumbo (a famous circus elephant): The Devil Wears Prada


Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19) by Janet Evanovich Bah, Humbug! (A Christmas Street, #1) by Heather Horrocks Spell Games (Marla Mason, #4) by T.A. Pratt The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1) by Lauren Weisberger Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Daisy McDare and the Deadly Legal Affair (Daisy McDare, #2) by K.M. Morgan Picture Perfect (Weddings by Design, #1) by Janice Thompson 13 Secrets (Thirteen Treasures, #3) by Michelle Harrison One Wish (Thirteen Treasures, #0.5) by Michelle Harrison Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard Time Ship (Book One) A Time Travel Romantic Adventure The ideal Beach Book for reading on Holiday! by Ian C.P. Irvine The Devil in Disguise (Regency Rogues, #1) by Stefanie Sloane Daisy McDare and the Deadly Directorial Affair (Daisy McDare, #3) by K.M. Morgan Footsteps in Time (After Cilmeri #1) by Sarah Woodbury


message 32: by Shelley (last edited Dec 17, 2015 01:31PM) (new)

Shelley | 31 comments Babar (a elephant prince)
* read a book with some kind of royalty

Ruby (the painting elephant)
*read a book that has a red cover

Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character

Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song)
* read a book where a main character escapes

Horton (he heard a Who)
* read a novella or short story

Manny (from Ice Age)
* read a book set in the past

a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book

Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X)
* read a book with a religious character

Dumbo (a Disney movie)
* read a book where time is spent in the air

Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant)
* read a book with a survivor
Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley 12/16

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor (from Tarzan)
* read a book featuring best friends

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book)
* read a book with a colorful cover

Queenie (the waterskiing elephant)
*read a book with a talented character
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson 12/3

Tai (has been in several movies)
* read a book that was made into a movie

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Ride Steady (Chaos, #3) by Kristen Ashley


message 33: by Jonquil (last edited Dec 28, 2015 02:22PM) (new)

Jonquil | 699 comments 17/17
DONE

Babar (a elephant prince) royalty Winter 12/17
Ruby (the painting elephant) red cover 12/9
No One to Trust (Lexi Carmichael Mystery, #2) by Julie Moffett
Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant) an older character The Guilty 12/27
Nellie the Elephant a main character escapes Agent Bride 12/17
Horton (he heard a Who) short story Christmas in High Heels 12/22
Christmas in High Heels (High Heels, #3.5) by Gemma Halliday
Manny (from Ice Age) set in the past The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary 12/20
a heffalump (by A. A. Milne) children's book Box of Shocks 12/24
Hanno (pet of Pope Leo X) religious character 12/6 The Leper of Saint Giles
Dumbo (a Disney movie) time is spent in the air Ethan of Athos 12/8
Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant) with a survivor Agent Gemini 12/21
Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin) pink cover
Codename Dancer by Amanda Brice
Tantor (from Tarzan) best friends Threads of Evidence 12/13
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book) colorful cover 12/8
Ethan of Athos (Vorkosigan Saga, #3) by Lois McMaster Bujold
Queenie (the waterskiing elephant) talented character Hard Magic 12/11
Tai (has been in several movies) made into a movie The Big Sleep 12/11
Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street) educational Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time 12/9
Jumbo (a famous circus elephant) 400+ pages The Aspen Account 12/12


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

I've finished :)

17/17

Babar: Read: Löftet (Lissa is the Dragomir-princess) 1 Dec-4 Dec
a Heffalump: Read: Jack och Fågelskrämman (recommended for 12-15 year olds) 1 Dec-1 Dec
Jumbo: Read: The Girl Who Played With Fire (632 pages) 1 Dec-20 Dec
Lotsa Heart: Read: Rosa: den farliga färgen (pink cover, and the book is actually called "Pink - the Dangerous Colour") 3 Dec-27 Dec
Nellie: Read: Andens Kraft (Victor Dashkov escapes) 5 Dec-10 Dec
Lin Wang: Read: Twilight (Edwars is really old) 6 Dec-22 Dec
Ruby: Read: Playground (Not completely red, but pretty red) 9 Dec-14 Dec
Mr. Snuffleupagus: Read: Det enda könet: Varför du är förförd av den ekonomiske mannen och hur det förstör ditt liv och världsekonomin (It's a non-fiction book about feminism and economical history) 9 Dec-13 Dec
Tantor: Read: Yttersta offret (Rose and Lissa are best friends) 10 Dec-14 Dec
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant: Read: Pojken som fann en ny färg (Rainbow-colored) 13 Dec-21 Dec
Manny: Read: Brev från Vietnam (Set during the Vietnam-war) 13 Dec-26 Dec
Surus: Read: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter is the boy who lived!) 15 Dec-17 Dec
Hanno: Read: Bloodlines (Sydney is religious) 17 Dec-26 Dec
Tai: Read: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Made into a movie) 18 Dec-23 Dec
Dumbo: Read: Stardust (They travel on a flying ship.) 20 Dec-28 Dec
Queenie: Read: Eldjägarna (Malin Fors is a talented detective) 22 Dec-24 Dec
Horton: Read: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Short story, 32 pages) 29 Dec-29 Dec

Babar: Löftet (Vampire Academy, #4) by Richelle Mead Ruby: Playground (Playground, #1) by Lars Kepler Lin Wang: Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer Nellie: Andens Kraft (Vampire Academy, #5) by Richelle Mead Horton: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald Manny: Brev från Vietnam by Danielle Steel a Heffalump: Jack och Fågelskrämman by Philip Pullman Hanno: Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead Dumbo: Stardust by Neil Gaiman Surus: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Lotsa Heart: Rosa den farliga färgen by Fanny Ambjörnsson Tantor: Yttersta offret (Vampire Academy #6) by Richelle Mead Elmer the Patchwork Elephant: Pojken som fann en ny färg by Oskar Skog Queenie: Eldjägarna (Malin Fors, #9) by Mons Kallentoft Tai: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling Mr. Snuffleaupagus: Det enda könet Varför du är förförd av den ekonomiske mannen och hur det förstör ditt liv och världsekonomin by Katrine Kielos Jumbo: The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson


message 35: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2629 comments I love elephants!! Thanks for hosting such a unique challenge!!


Book it Challenge - December 2015
Chitwan Elephant Festival


13 of 13

✔Babar (a elephant prince): Between a Rake and a Hard Place - Mia Marlowe - 12.23 ★★★★
✔Ruby (the painting elephant): Enigma - Dee Davis - 12.03 ★★★★
✔Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant): Chocolate for Two - Maria Murnane - 12.11 ★★★
✔Nellie the Elephant (a 1956 song): Where Danger Hides - Terry Odell - 12.13 ★★★
✔Horton (he heard a Who): All for You - Kete Perry - 12.21 ★★★
✔Manny (from Ice Age): The Stolen Mackenzie Bride - Jennifer Ashley - 12.09 ★★★★
✔Dumbo (a Disney movie): Getting Hotter - Elle Kennedy - 12.26 ★★★★
✔Surus (Hannibal's surviving elephant): Locke - Sloan Harper - 12.28 ★★★★
✔Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin): Indecision - Elisabeth Grace - 12.19 ★★★
✔Tantor (from Tarzan): Shadow Spell - Nora Roberts - 12.15 ★★★★
✔Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (a children's book): As Hot as It Gets - Elle Kennedy - 12.28 ★★★★
✔Queenie (the waterskiing elephant): Double Time - Olivia Cunning - 12.06 ★★★★
✔Jumbo (a famous circus elephant): Too Hard to Handle - Julie Anne Walker - 12.31 ★★★★★

Between a Rake and a Hard Place (The Royal Rakes, #3) by Mia Marlowe Enigma (Last Chance Series, Book 2) by Dee Davis Chocolate for Two by Maria Murnane Where Danger Hides (Blackthorne, Inc., #2) by Terry Odell All for You (Laurel Heights, #8.5) by Kate Perry The Stolen Mackenzie Bride (MacKenzies & McBrides, #8) by Jennifer Ashley Getting Hotter (Out of Uniform, #8) by Elle Kennedy
Locke (Corps Security, #5) by Harper Sloan Indecision (Maine Attraction, #1) by Elisabeth Grace Shadow Spell (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts As Hot as It Gets (Out of Uniform #10) by Elle Kennedy Double Time (Sinners on Tour, #5) by Olivia Cunning Too Hard to Handle (Black Knights Inc., #8) by Julie Ann Walker


message 36: by Book Concierge (last edited Jan 01, 2016 08:16AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2357 comments UPDATE Message # 9 - Challenge Completed - 30Dec15

Book It To the Finish Line - December 2015
Chitwan Elephant Festival
Begins: 01Dec15 / Ends: 31Dec15



13 completed


Babar * Some kind of royalty in it - Dragonfly in Amber ✔ – 12Dec15 (King Louis)

Ruby * Red cover - The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury ✔ – 30Dec15

Lin Wang (the longest living captive elephant)
* read a book with an older character

Nellie the Elephant - Main character escapes - City of Shadows ✔ – 28Dec15

Horton * A novella or short story - The Christmas Letters ✔ – 21 Dec 15 (126 pg)

Manny * read a book set in the past - 1920s - The Snow Child ✔ – 12 Dec 15

a heffalump (by A. A. Milne)
* read a children's book

Hanno * read a book with a religious character - Mr. Ives' Christmas ✔ – 06Dec15 (Ives and his son, Robert)

Dumbo * Time is spent in the air - Beware False Profits ✔ – 27Dec15 - (They fly to/from New York)

Surus * Book with a survivor - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail ✔ – 25 Dec 15

Lotsa Heart (a Care Bear cousin)
* read a book with a pink cover

Tantor * read a book featuring best friends - The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection ✔ – 19Dec15

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant * read a book with a colorful cover - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple ✔ – 18 Dec 15

Queenie *Talented character - JENNY in A Rocky Mountain Christmas ✔ - 31Dec15

Tai * read a book that was made into a movie - Carrie ✔ – 06 Dec 15

Mr. Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street)
* read a book that is educational

Jumbo * 400+ pages - Heavenly Friends: A Saint for Each Day ✔ – 26Dec15 (494 pg)


message 37: by *Dawn (new)

*Dawn (x1f4dadawnx1f4da) | 186 comments Referencing original post #30.

BOOK it to the finish line! December 2015
Duration: Dec. 1-31, 2015
Date Completed:
Tasks: 10/17


*Books must be at least 200 pages, except for Horton.

Babar - read a book with some kind of royalty
A New Hope Robyn Carr, 12-23-15 (4*) review pg 52, "...our Peyton, her majesty, does not shovel s**t. She's what we call a gentleman farmer." This technically may not fit the task, but I thought it was too funny of a line to pass up. :)
❒ Ruby - read a book that has a red cover
Lin Wang - read a book with an older character
The First Love Cookie Club Lori Wilde, 12-12-15 (3*) review group of older ladies in town form the cookie club and do a little matchmaking between H/h
Nellie the Elephant - read a book where a main character escapes
The Trouble With Harry Katie MacAlister, 12-7-15 (4*), review MC encounters a villain but fights way out of it
Horton - read a novella or short story
Unchained Hearts Palessa, 12-20-15 (3*), review 138 pgs.
Manny - read a book set in the past
Yellowstone Heart Song Peggy L. Henderson, Yellowstone Romance Bk 1, 12-30-15 (5*), review
❒ a heffalump - read a children's book
Hanno - read a book with a religious character
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature, Robin Brande, 12-2-15 (3-1/2*) review MC comes from a religious family and has a falling out with them and with her pastor; she ends up getting kicked out of her church.
Dumbo - read a book where time is spent in the air
Glory in Death #2 In Death series, J.D. Robb (4*) 12-17-15 review Eve and Roarke fly to Mexico.
Surus - read a book with a survivor
The Christmas Secret #5 Christmas Hope series, Donna VanLiere (3*) 12-19-15 review (features a hard-working single mother as well as a secondary character battling cancer)
❒ Lotsa Heart - read a book with a pink cover
❒Tantor - read a book featuring best friends
❒Elmer the Patchwork Elephant - read a book with a colorful cover
Queenie - read a book with a talented character
One Wish Robyn Carr, 12-3-15 (3-1/2*) review MC is former Olympian figure skater
❒ Tai - read a book that was made into a movie
❒ Mr. Snuffleupagus - read a book that is educational
Jumbo - read a book that is 400+ pages
Dream a Little Dream Susan Elizabeth Phillips, 12-5-15 (5*) review 400 pgs.


message 38: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14234 comments Mod
I used RANDOM.Org, and it selected Babar as being the fastest elephant.


Congratulations to all those who 'read' Babar.


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