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message 1: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51500 comments Elvis Week is August 10-16 in Graceland which marks the anniversary of his death, August 16, 1977 at the age of 42 years. I thought we could also commemorate his remarkable talent and impact on the music industry.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-50-...

Pick three of your favourite Elvis Presley songs from the list above. If your favourite is not on that list, you may need to offer me a bribe, along with begging and pleading.

When you have picked your favourite Elvis songs, post your titles in the comments below. Then, you may read the spoiler.

(view spoiler)

General Rules:
1. The book may be in any format - paperback, ebook, audiobook.
2. The book may be in any genre.
3. The book may NOT be combined with the Year Long Geocaching Challenge.
4. The book must be read between August 1 - 31, 2016 (based on your own time zone).
5. The challenge is for one book. You may read more books if you chose, but only the highest scoring book will apply.
6. The book must be 175 pages or more determined by the issue you read. If reading eBook or audiobook page numbers will be determined by the issue that comes up first on a Goodreads search.

Scoring - To Be Determined!


message 2: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 15548 comments I haven't read the spoiler yet (so my opinion might change ;-)) but this is awesome!!

It's going to be so hard to pick three. I'm on my way to work, first day after my holiday, and glad I have something fun to do today :P


message 3: by Alexandra (last edited Jul 25, 2016 04:46AM) (new)

Alexandra (alex2911) | 431 comments This sounds like so much fun, Janice! Like Peggy, I haven't read the spoiler, yet, but still...
My favorite songs would be:
- Jailhouse rock
- Always on my mind
- Blue suede shoes

Edit: there's only one book that fits and it's perfect as I'm reading the whole series at the moment.
I'll go with An Evil Mind. Can't wait...


message 4: by Cherie (last edited Jul 26, 2016 10:27AM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20686 comments On the verge of supposed to be in bed and I'm wide awake now. My selections are
- Love Me Tender
- Don't
- Are You Lonesome Tonight

Haven't read the spoiler. You know I like to live dangerously. Can't wait to see what is next.

edited:
These are books that I own and have not read that fit:
Love Over Scotland
Charlotte in Love: The Courtship and Marriage of Charlotte Bronte
Me and Mr. Darcy
Me Before You
Moon River and Me: A Memoir
If You Don't Dance They Beat You
Memories Are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter's Eyes
I have to think on this. I cannot decide yet.

edited:
I slept on it and decided that I will read Me Before You.


message 5: by Peggy, Moderator (last edited Jul 25, 2016 12:56AM) (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 15548 comments Okay, I'll go with these:

Love me tender
All shook up
In the ghetto


Yay! Off to read the spoiler!


message 6: by Peggy, Moderator (last edited Jul 25, 2016 05:05AM) (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 15548 comments That was easy. Surprisingly, I own only one fitting book ((view spoiler), so that's what I'll read :)


message 7: by Sarah (last edited Jul 25, 2016 12:40PM) (new)

Sarah | 18222 comments Suspicious Minds
Viva Las Vegas
Jailhouse Rock

EDIT: Tricky! Very tricky! My only option is (view spoiler) which I think I can get hold of on audiobook from the library.

EDIT 2: Yes it's available and I've downloaded it ready :-)


message 8: by Annerlee (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments My three titles are:

All Shook Up
Blue Suede Shoes
Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear


message 9: by Ariane (last edited Jul 25, 2016 04:15AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments My titles are:

Love me tender
Suspicious Minds
Always on my mind

EDIT: I only have one book that fits in my TBR, I hope it is available at the library...


message 10: by Lisa (last edited Jul 25, 2016 03:32PM) (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Mine are:

An American Trilogy
Viva Las Vegas
In the Ghetto

Now off to read the spoiler...

EDIT: I only have one book that fits which is (view spoiler) Guess I will be reading that ;)


message 11: by Annerlee (new)

Annerlee | 2713 comments Annerlee wrote: "My three titles are:

All Shook Up
Blue Suede Shoes
Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear"


I feel like reading something easy... a PI / thriller/ 50s noir sort of book. (Too many chunksters on the go recently, I need an antidote.) I think I've espied something at my local library, so I'll be off to follow up in my lunch hour ; )


message 12: by Almeta (last edited Jul 25, 2016 04:25AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments Odd that the King of Rock's ballads stick in my mind better than the Rock N Roll!

Are You Lonesome Tonight?
It's Now or Never
(You're The) Devil in Disguise


Viewing Spoiler and Down the gopher hole I go.


message 13: by Almeta (last edited Aug 21, 2016 10:29AM) (new)


message 14: by Lanelle (last edited Jul 26, 2016 02:51PM) (new)

Lanelle | 3362 comments Very creative, Janice.

My three favorite Elvis songs are:
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
(view spoiler)

Can't Help Falling in Love
(view spoiler)

Return to Sender
(view spoiler)

I'm off to look at the spoiler...and now I'm gophering.


message 15: by Naomi (new)

Naomi (nchigh) | 543 comments My 3 favorite are
Devil in Disguise
Can't Help Falling in Love
Suspicious Minds


message 16: by Rusalka, Moderator (last edited Jul 25, 2016 06:31AM) (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17782 comments Ummm... ummm...

So not an Elvis fan at all, but off the top of my head:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love That's Queen, nevermind...
Jailhouse Rock
Tutti Frutti
Hound Dog


message 17: by Joan (last edited Jul 26, 2016 02:45PM) (new)

Joan Are You Lonesome Tonight is my all time fav.
Return to Sender
In The Ghetto

I'll be rereading The Return of the Native, $ I really liked it when I was in high school but now know Hardy Country first hand.

Any opinions about the movie starring Catherine Zeta Jones?


message 18: by TrudyA (new)

TrudyA (trudyan) | 1666 comments Rusalka wrote: "So not an Elvis fan at all, but off the top of my head:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love That's Queen, nevermind..."


Lol. I'm with you!


message 19: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 15548 comments Rusalka wrote: "Ummm... ummm...

So not an Elvis fan at all, but off the top of my head:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love That's Queen, nevermind...
Jailhouse Rock
Tutti Frutti
Hound Dog"


I think Tutti Frutti is not on Janice's list. (view spoiler)


message 20: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 18222 comments TrudyAn wrote: "Rusalka wrote: "So not an Elvis fan at all, but off the top of my head:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love That's Queen, nevermind..."

Lol. I'm with you!"


I'm not much of a fan either but i was subjected to a A LOT of bad nights out at the pub as a kid whilst on holiday with my parents where there was always an Elvis impersonator so i got to know more than i ever would have otherwise.


message 21: by TrudyA (last edited Jul 25, 2016 08:26AM) (new)

TrudyA (trudyan) | 1666 comments Always in my Mind
Suspicious Minds
Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Now off to read the spoiler.

EDIT - I have only applicable one book in my TBR list, so Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is it.


message 22: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51500 comments Rusalka wrote: "Ummm... ummm...

So not an Elvis fan at all, but off the top of my head:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love That's Queen, nevermind...
Jailhouse Rock
Tutti Frutti
Hound Dog"


Peggy is right - Tutti Frutti isn't on the list. But you can beg, plead, and bribe me.


message 23: by Casceil (new)

Casceil | 2681 comments If I stick to the list, my top three choices would be
Loving you>
Viva Las Vegas
and
Love Me Tender

Depending on how much begging, pleading and bribing would be involved, my actual three favorite songs would include Tomorrow is a Long Time, written by Bob Dylan but covered by Elvis as album filler on one of his albums, I forget which. When Bob Dylan was asked how he felt about other artists' covers of his songs, he mentioned this one as one of his favorites. If permissible, I would use Tomorrow Is a Long Time instead of Love Me Tender. So tell me, Janice, what would it cost me?


message 24: by Tarja (new)

Tarja Lav | 1 comments Ok Janice I will try give this a go for Elvis...
Suspicious Minds
Don't Be Cruel
All Shook Up
Now to find books to read will be the problem.


message 25: by Almeta (last edited Jul 25, 2016 09:35AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments Casceil wrote: "If permissible, I would use Tomorrow Is a Long Time instead of Love Me Tender. So tell me, Janice, what would it cost me? ..."

Don't answer that Janice....
It could be entrapment for blackmail!☻

(view spoiler)


message 26: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51500 comments Tarja wrote: "Ok Janice I will try give this a go for Elvis...
Suspicious Minds
Don't Be Cruel
All Shook Up
Now to find books to read will be the problem."


Welcome Tar! I'm so glad you decided to join us. Now you'll see for yourself what I rave about all the time.

I can come over tonight and help you. I don't have any whine wine left though. Hehehehe!


message 27: by Camilla (last edited Jul 25, 2016 11:09AM) (new)

Camilla | 2022 comments My favorites are
- Are you lonesome tonight?
- Return to sender
- (Marie's the name) His Latest Flame

Now scurrying to look at the spoiler.

Okay, that wasn't too difficult.
(view spoiler)


message 28: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 14932 comments Oh! I have to gopher songs. lol I'm not sure what my 3 favorites are. I'll be back...


message 29: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Jul 25, 2016 11:24AM) (new)

Kristie | 14932 comments Ok, so I am going with:
Hound Dog
Jailhouse Rock
Blue Suede Shoes

I was stuck for my third (I was thinking Don't Be Cruel?? or All Shook Up?? or Heartbreak Hotel??...), so I let my husband pick and he went with Blue Suede Shoes. So, there you have it. lol

Now to read the spoiler and gopher books. :)


message 30: by Casceil (last edited Jul 25, 2016 11:35AM) (new)

Casceil | 2681 comments Almeta has such a suspicious mind. Sadly, I still don't know how to post images here, but I offer instead a poem about a perfect rose.

One Perfect Rose

A single flow’r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet—
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret;
“My fragile leaves,” it said, “his heart enclose.”
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it’s always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.

— Dorothy Parker


message 31: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 14932 comments These are the books I came up with and I own all but one. I'm not sure which I'll go with yet. None of the books I planned to read in August fit, but several that fit look interesting so it'll probably be a mood read.

Hound Dog
(view spoiler)

Jailhouse Rock
(view spoiler)

Blue Suede Shoes
(view spoiler)


message 32: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments Casceil wrote: "Almeta has such a suspicious mind. Sadly, I still don't know how to post images here, but I offer instead a poem about a perfect rose.

One Perfect Rose..."


lol. Wow, that should melt her cold, cold meanie heart! ☺ What do you say Janice?

Love the poem...gotta love Dorothy Parker.


message 33: by Debra (last edited Jul 25, 2016 05:19PM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 6542 comments Jailhouse Rock
Love Me Tender
Blue Suede Shoes

Looks like I have some looking to do!

EDIT! I actually found one on my first search for "rock" and have it from the library already! Disappearance at Devil's Rock


message 34: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51500 comments Casceil wrote: "Almeta has such a suspicious mind. Sadly, I still don't know how to post images here, but I offer instead a poem about a perfect rose.

One Perfect Rose."


That seems like a pretty good bribe to me. You may include your song.


message 35: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51500 comments Almeta wrote: "lol. Wow, that should melt her cold, cold meanie heart! ☺ What do you say Janice? ..."

Ha! It's a good thing you aren't asking for a ruling. That would have been a massive fail. LOL!


message 36: by Casceil (new)

Casceil | 2681 comments Thank you, Janice.


message 37: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Jul 25, 2016 07:51PM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51500 comments My three top picks are:


Devil in Disguise
Don't Cry Daddy
Are You Lonesome Tonight?

I don't want those gophers to feel lonely, so I'm off to join them.


message 38: by Sandra, Moderator (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9700 comments Don't be cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog

I'm not sure I'll be able to do the challenge, since August will be VERY busy, but who can resist a good gophering?

Off to read the spoiler!


message 39: by Sandra, Moderator (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9700 comments Cool!

Off to gopher!


message 40: by Sandra, Moderator (new)


message 41: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17782 comments Janice wrote: "Peggy is right - Tutti Frutti isn't on the list. But you can beg, plead, and bribe me. ."

Oh. There was a list.

Right. That would have been useful to have noticed before my random youtube/googling at 11pm last night trying to work out if things were Elvis songs or not... /facepalm


message 42: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51500 comments ROFL! Back to the gopher pile, Rusalka.


message 43: by Casceil (new)

Casceil | 2681 comments Welcome to the fun, Nicole.


message 44: by Cherie (last edited Jul 26, 2016 10:30AM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20686 comments nicole mitchell wrote: "How do I read the spoiler? "

Hi Nicole and welcome.
If you are using a mobile device app, you cannot read the spoilers, unfortunately. You have to log into the on-line internet version to read the spoilers (and then you just click on them).


message 45: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51500 comments Welcome, Nicole! I'm glad you've decided to join us. Enjoy.


message 46: by Casceil (new)

Casceil | 2681 comments I did not have any matches on my to-be-read list. Had I but known, I'd have included "Falling in Love with You" in my favorites--it missed on a very close call. I have three books on my list with "Falling" in the title. Oh, well.

So far the most promising candidates I have found, based on "Tomorrow is a Long Time," are The Long Goodbye and Daddy-Long-Legs.


message 47: by Jackie (last edited Aug 06, 2016 07:47PM) (new)

Jackie | 258 comments You'll love this one...!! A book club & more

Challenges: Monthly > August 2016 Challenge - Name That Elvis Tune

August 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016

Completed 1/1

Mine would be:

Don't Be Cruel
I have 21 books with Don't in the title, and 2 books with Cruel.

Crying in the Chapel
1 book with Chapel.

Suspicious Minds
I have a book, Suspicious Minds, which is too perfect, so I will use it. It is the second in a series and I have already read the first one.

This is a fun challenge!

Suspicious Minds (Squeaky Clean Mystery, #2) by Christy Barritt READ 8/6/2016


message 48: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 14932 comments Casceil wrote: "I did not have any matches on my to-be-read list. Had I but known, I'd have included "Falling in Love with You" in my favorites--it missed on a very close call. "

Haha, Casceil. I thought similarly after reading the spoiler. I thought too bad I didn't pick Lawdy Miss Clawdy. I already planned to read a book that fit that one, but it wasn't even considered. Fortunately, I have a couple that fit my chosen songs that look really interesting to me. I hope you find a book that fits that you love.


message 49: by Sam F (last edited Jul 27, 2016 04:20PM) (new)

Sam F | 246 comments I'm in! My favourite songs are:

Blue Suede Shoes
The Wonder of You
and Love me Tender

off to gopher!

Edit: So my options are State of Wonder or Born on a Blue Day. Not sure yet which one I'll read.


message 50: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 51500 comments Jackie wrote: "Mine would be:

Don't Be Cruel
I have 21 books with Don't in the title, and 2 book..."


Perfect choice Jackie!


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