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WINTER CHALLENGE 2015 > 20.2 - Rookie at the Top - Karen D's task: The Cameron Crazies

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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Dec 08, 2015 04:53PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
20.2 - Rookie at the Top - Karen D's task: The Cameron Crazies

One of the greatest things about winter is that college basketball is upon us. This challenge celebrates my alma mater, Duke University!

For this challenge, read ONE book from the option of your choice.

REQUIRED: State which option you chose when posting

Option 1: Duke's colors are blue and white. For this option, read a book where the cover is primarily (over 50%) Duke blue (officially it is Pantone 287, but any dark blue will be accepted). Ex:
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini The Price of Creation (The Historian Tales #1) by Lance Conrad Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon
Sky blue, baby blue, or anything pale will NOT work (too close to UNC's blue!)
Required: Include the cover when you post.

Option 2: Coach K has been the head coach at Duke since 1980. For this option, read a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in KRZYZEWSKI.

Option 3: Duke has won 5 national championships (so far!). For this option, read a book identified on Goodreads as #5 in a series (series title, #5).


message 2: by Karen D (last edited Dec 12, 2015 07:39AM) (new)


message 3: by Karen D (last edited Dec 09, 2015 08:21AM) (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Examples of covers that don't work:

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) by Diana Gabaldon The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton The Murdered Banker by Augusto De Angelis The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


message 4: by Karen D (last edited Dec 08, 2015 07:25PM) (new)

Karen D | 494 comments In case anyone thinks I'm randomly approving certain colors of blue and not others! (You certainly don't need to do this yourself if you don't want to, just putting it out there in case anyone is curious)


Here's a helpful way to check the color:

http://labs.tineye.com/color/
- Copy the image location into the search bar and it will bring up the predominate colors in the cover.
- Copy the Hex Color number (for example the Duke logo is #00509a)
- At www.color-hex.com you can see where that color falls on the spectrum. If it's darker than #00509a then it'll be good!


message 5: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10973 comments Mod
This thread is now open!


message 6: by Christine (new)

Christine | 737 comments For Option 1, is the blue of this cover dark enough? Thanks!
Exodus by Leon Uris


message 7: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments Is this enough blue Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan


message 8: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jaymetheghostreader) | 3000 comments Would this work for option 1? Caged in Darkness (Caged, #1) by J.D. Stroube


message 9: by KSMary (new)

KSMary | 820 comments Opt 1 Would The Patriot Threat (Cotton Malone, #10) by Steve Berry work this option since it is dark blue?


message 10: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Christine wrote: "For Option 1, is the blue of this cover dark enough? Thanks!
Exodus by Leon Uris"


That works!


message 11: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments JennRenee wrote: "Is this enough blue Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan"

Yes!


message 12: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Would this work for option 1? Caged in Darkness (Caged, #1) by J.D. Stroube"

Yep, that's got enough dark blue in there.


message 13: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments KSMary wrote: "Opt 1 Would The Patriot Threat (Cotton Malone, #10) by Steve Berry work this option since it is dark blue?"

I would have thought that was more purple, but the color extractor says its midnight blue, so you're good!


message 14: by Shawn (new)

Shawn | 276 comments Can I get this approved ? The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore

thanks


message 15: by Pia (new)

Pia | 1073 comments Will any of these covers work?

Moon in a Dead Eye by Pascal Garnier

The Silent Children by Amna K. Boheim

The Murdered Banker by Augusto De Angelis


message 16: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 2110 comments Is the blue in this cover dark enough?
Thanks!
Eleven Pipers Piping (Father Christmas Mystery #2) by C.C. Benison


message 17: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Shawn wrote: "Can I get this approved ? The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore

thanks"


Approved!


message 18: by Kim (last edited Dec 08, 2015 07:20PM) (new)

Kim | 664 comments Will this work for option 1?

The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes

Thank you.


message 19: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Pia wrote: "Will any of these covers work?

Moon in a Dead Eye by Pascal Garnier
This is good

The Silent Children by Amna K. Boheim
This is good

The Murdered Banker by Augusto De Angelis " This is a bit too light to work. It comes out mostly as cerulean.

I have a system for checking the colors, so I'll post that up top and hopefully that shows that I'm not being completely random with these!


message 20: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Is the the right blue?

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa


message 21: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Deedee wrote: "Is the blue in this cover dark enough?
Thanks!
Eleven Pipers Piping (Father Christmas Mystery #2) by C.C. Benison"


Yes this one is good!


message 22: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Kim wrote: "Will this work for option 1?

The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes

Thank you."


Yes this will work!


message 23: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Kathy G. wrote: "Is the the right blue?

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa"


Yes! That's dark enough to work.


message 24: by Kathy G. (new)

Kathy G. | 2073 comments Thank you.


message 25: by Pia (new)

Pia | 1073 comments Karen wrote: "Pia wrote: "Will any of these covers work?

Moon in a Dead Eye by Pascal Garnier This is good

The Silent Children by Amna K. Boheim This is good

The Murdered Banker by Augusto De Angelis" ..."


I'll go with the first one approved.

Thanks!


message 26: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (_lindsey_) | 395 comments OK for option 1? Shadow Woman by Linda Howard


message 27: by Sandy (last edited Dec 09, 2015 03:05AM) (new)

Sandy | 16197 comments Mod
Would this one work for option 1? Home by Nightfall (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #9) by Charles Finch

Thanks!


message 28: by Katy (new)

Katy | 658 comments Whoo hoo! As a fellow Duke alum, I am also excited about basketball season and heartily approve of this task! :)


message 29: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Lindsey wrote: "OK for option 1? Shadow Woman by Linda Howard"

Yes this is good!


message 30: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Sandy wrote: "Would this one work for option 1? Home by Nightfall (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #9) by Charles Finch

Thanks!"


Yes, that's good!


message 31: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Katy wrote: "Whoo hoo! As a fellow Duke alum, I am also excited about basketball season and heartily approve of this task! :)"

Yay! Hopefully this will bring us good karma for the season :)


message 32: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 178 comments Will this work for option 1? The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


message 33: by Erin (NY) (new)

Erin (NY) (erin_p) | 629 comments How about Tempting Fate by Jane Green or The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton for blue cover? Thanks!


message 34: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Cindy wrote: "Will this work for option 1? The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman"

This one comes up as mostly dark green, so no, that won't work.


message 35: by Karen D (last edited Dec 09, 2015 08:20AM) (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Erin (NY) wrote: "How about Tempting Fate by Jane Green or The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton for blue cover? Thanks!"

Tempting fate is good!

The Miniaturist falls more on the lighter blue side, so that won't work.


message 36: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 178 comments Karen wrote: "Cindy wrote: "Will this work for option 1? The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman"

This one comes up as mostly dark green, so no, that won't work."


Ok. Thank you for checking.


message 37: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 16197 comments Mod
Karen wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Would this one work for option 1? Home by Nightfall (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #9) by Charles Finch

Thanks!"

Yes, that's good!"


Thanks, Karen! As another Duke alum, I felt pretty good that this was NOT Carolina blue, LOL!


message 38: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Sandy wrote: "Karen wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Would this one work for option 1? Home by Nightfall (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #9) by Charles Finch

Thanks!"

Yes, that's good!"

Thanks, Karen! As another Duke alum, I felt pretty good that this..."


Hahah yes, I'm sure it's confusing to plenty of people, but alums will definitely know for sure :)


message 39: by Julia (new)

Julia (mizzelle) | 31 comments Is the dress enough or does it need to be the complete background?

The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal and Scoundrel, #1) by Sarah MacLean


message 40: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Julia wrote: "Is the dress enough or does it need to be the complete background?

The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal and Scoundrel, #1) by Sarah MacLean"


It doesn't have to be the complete background, just enough to get over 50%. Unfortunately in this case, over 50% is black so it won't work. Sorry!


message 41: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 1510 comments Is this dark enough for option 1? Uneasy Spirits (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #2) by M. Louisa Locke


message 42: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Sue T wrote: "Is this dark enough for option 1? Uneasy Spirits (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #2) by M. Louisa Locke"

Yes, that's good!


message 43: by Susan (new)

Susan Wojtas | 245 comments Will this work for option 1?

Pines (Wayward Pines, #1) by Blake Crouch

Thanks!


message 44: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Susan wrote: "Will this work for option 1?

Pines (Wayward Pines, #1) by Blake Crouch

Thanks!"


Yep that's good!


message 45: by Julia (new)

Julia (mizzelle) | 31 comments Trying again... is this better for option 1?

The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James


message 46: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Julia wrote: "Trying again... is this better for option 1?

The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James"


Yep that one works!


message 47: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 178 comments The Dead Student by John Katzenbach What do you think about this for option 1? It's a deeper blue in person.


message 48: by Karen D (new)

Karen D | 494 comments Cindy wrote: "The Dead Student by John Katzenbach What do you think about this for option 1? It's a deeper blue in person."

Sorry, that only shows up at 43% darker blue (basically the top left corner is too light to make up for the rest of the cover).

And I completely understand how frustrating that is when something is obvious from the physical book but doesn't show up in the thumbnail, sorry!


message 49: by Cindy (new)

Cindy | 178 comments No worries. :-) thanks for looking at it..


message 50: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Greene (dakimel) | 866 comments I like your hex thing, though I don't understand it! I see that the book I'm looking at is over 50% blue, and half that is dark enough (#11506e - 27.2% Dark Cerulean), so what I need to know is if the other half is a dark enough blue, too, right? (#2897c3 - 24.2% Pelorous) I can't figure out how to tell that from the other link.

ANYWAY ;) please tell me if this is approved or not:
The Courtesan Duchess (Wicked Deceptions, #1) by Joanna Shupe


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