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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 04, 2017 03:24AM) (new)

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Chinese New Year is coming up on January 28th, so I thought we'd celebrate with a challenge based on the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

Choose your level and complete the required number of tasks for each animal.

Levels:

Level 1: 1-2 tasks per animal
Level 2: 3-4 tasks per animal
Level 3: 5 tasks per animal


Duration: 1 year from your start date

RULES

*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
*Each book may only be used for one task
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*Please explain briefly how your book fits a task.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*Please update your original post as you go but also post an occasional message to let us know how you're getting on, if you would like to.

*When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please see TLC Standard Challenge Rules for further details.

*Information about the zodiac signs was taken from the website travelchinaguide.com


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 22, 2017 04:01AM) (new)

CHINESE ZODIAC CHALLENGE - PART ONE


descriptionYEAR OF THE RAT

1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

The rat is the first of the Chinese zodiac signs. It is an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of Rat are instinctive, acute and alert in nature which makes them brilliant businessmen. They are sophisticated and popular in social interaction. They are optimistic and very adaptable, being popular with others.

STRENGTHS - adaptable, smart, cautious, acute, alert, positive, flexible, outgoing, cheerful.

WEAKNESSES - timid, unstable, stubborn, picky, lack of persistence.

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Gold, Green - 2 & 3


**RAT TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green
3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits)

descriptionYEAR OF THE OX

1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

People often use the Ox to indicate something big in size or number. Oxen used to be capable farming tools in agricultural society, which symbolises the traits of diligence, persistence and honesty. People born in the Year of the Ox are sometimes tardy in action, but industrious and cautious. They are conservative and hold their faith firmly.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Ox bear persistent, simple, honest, and straightforward characteristics. They are leaders with strong faith, and strong devotion to work. They are contemplative before taking actions, not easily affected by their surroundings but just follow their concept and ability. Being conservative with a lack of wit in speaking, they usually look silent and are sometimes stubborn in their ways.

STRENGTHS - honest, industrious, patient, cautious, level-headed, strong-willed, persistent

WEAKNESSES - obstinate, inarticulate, prudish, distant

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Purple, Red - 1 & 9


**OX TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 391 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox. (Tell us how it fits)

descriptionYEAR OF THE TIGER

1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Tigers, considered to be brave, cruel, forceful, stately and terrifying, are the symbol of power and lordliness. In ancient times, people compared emperors or grandees with the tiger. Court officials often said that 'accompanying the emperor is just like being at the side of a tiger'. There are also many legends about this animal.

PERSONALITY - People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Tiger' are powerful, independent, confident and brave. They are frank and easy to win others' trust. They are also likely to be dogmatic, and like showing off when accomplishing something.

STRENGTHS - tolerant, loyal, valiant, courageous, trustworthy, intelligent, virtuous

WEAKNESSES - arrogant, short-tempered, hasty, traitorous

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Grey, Orange, White - 1, 3 & 4


**TIGER TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above)
5. Read a book about royalty OR with a character who is a titled Lord or Lady OR with a character who shows one of the Tiger's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

descriptionYEAR OF THE RABBIT

1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

For Chinese people, the rabbit is a tame creature representing hope. The moon goddess Chang'e in Chinese legend had a rabbit as her pet, which stimulated the thought that only this creature was amiable enough to match her noble beauty. People with the Rabbit as their Chinese zodiac sign are not aggressive but approachable. They have a decent, noble and elegant manner.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of Rabbit usually impress others with an image of tenderness, grace and sensitivity. They are romantic in relationships. They avoid arguing with others, and have a capability of converting an enemy into a friend. They are homebodies and hospitable, and like decorating their house. They can work with speed and efficiency, but they can also be hesitant, which makes them lose many chances.

STRENGTHS - gentle, sensitive, compassionate, amiable, modest, and merciful

WEAKNESSES - amorous, hesitant, stubborn, timid, conservative

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Pink, Purple, Red - 3, 4 & 9


**RABBIT TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. (listed above)
5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

descriptionYEAR OF THE DRAGON

1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

The Dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture. Chinese people regard themselves as descendants of the dragon. In ancient China, this imaginary creature was thought to speed across the sky with divine power. It is the token of authority, dignity, honour, success, luck, and capacity.

PERSONALITY - People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Dragon' are usually a group of people who are lively, intellectual and excitable. They can clearly tell right from wrong. They are upright and frank. However, they are also a bit arrogant and impatient. Female Dragons tend to be overly confident. They hate hypocrisy, gossip and slander. They are not afraid of difficulties but hate to be used or controlled by others.

STRENGTHS - decisive, inspiring, magnanimous, sensitive, ambitious, romantic

WEAKNESSES - eccentric, tactless, fiery, intolerant, unrealistic

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Gold, Silver - 1, 6 & 7


**DRAGON TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (listed above)
5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

descriptionYEAR OF THE SNAKE

1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

The snake carries the meanings of malevolence and mystery, as well as acumen and divination. In some places, people believe that a snake found in their court can bring delight. However, in most cases, this animal is considered evil.

PERSONALITY - Usually, people regard the snake as a cunning and sly animal, which likes hanging out in darkness. In fact, this animal is also a symbol of wisdom and wit. People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Snake', are sensitive and humorous, and most of them are gifted in literature and art. Suspicion is their weakness, which makes them hesitant and a bit paranoid.

STRENGTHS - soft-spoken, humorous, sympathetic, determined, passionate, smart

WEAKNESSES - jealous, suspicious, sly, fickle, nonchalant

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Black, Light Yellow, Red - 2, 8 & 9


**SNAKE TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 22, 2017 04:02AM) (new)

CHINESE ZODIAC CHALLENGE - PART TWO


descriptionYEAR OF THE HORSE

1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

The Horse's fixed element is Fire (Huo), which symbolises enthusiasm and energy. The animal gives people an impression of independence and integrity. Its spirit is recognised to be the Chinese people's ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves with passion and diligence.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Horse impress upon people a dynamic, zealous and generous image. Although endowed with many shining points, they have to face the weaknesses in their characteristics. They usually have a lot of friends flocking around them

STRENGTHS - warm-hearted, upright, easygoing, independent, persistent, positive

WEAKNESSES - extravagant, indiscreet.

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Brown, Purple, Yellow - 2, 3 & 7


**HORSE TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (listed above)
5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

descriptionYEAR OF THE SHEEP

1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

The sheep is among the animals that people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and fur to keep warm. The white cute creature often reminds people of beautiful things.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have a special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.

STRENGTHS - gentle, softhearted, considerate, attractive, hardworking, persistent, thrift

WEAKNESSES - indecisive, timid, vain, pessimistic, moody, weak-willed

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Green, Purple, Red - 3, 4 & 9


**SHEEP TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above)
5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover (show us the cover) OR with a character who shows one of the Sheep's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

descriptionYEAR OF THE MONKEY

1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

The monkey is a clever animal. It is usually compared to a smart person. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC), the dignified Chinese official title of marquis was pronounced 'Hou', the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey’ in Chinese. The animal was thereby bestowed with an auspicious meaning.

PERSONALITY - The general image of people with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Monkey' is of being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career. They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.

STRENGTHS - enthusiastic, self-assured, sociable, innovative

WEAKNESSES - jealous, suspicious, cunning, selfish, arrogant

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Gold, White - 1, 7 & 8


**MONKEY TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 187 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

descriptionYEAR OF THE ROOSTER

1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

The rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of the rooster is exorcising evil spirits.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of Rooster have many excellent characteristics, such as being honest, bright, communicative and ambitious. Most of them are born pretty or handsome, and they like to dress up. In daily life, they seldom rely on others. They might be enthusiastic about something quickly, but soon lose interest.

STRENGTHS - independent, capable, warm-hearted, self-respect, quick minded

WEAKNESSES - impatient, critical, eccentric, narrow-minded, selfish

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Brown, Gold, Yellow - 5, 7 & 8


**ROOSTER TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above)
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

descriptionYEAR OF THE DOG

1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

Dog is man's good friend who can understand the human's spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolises the coming of fortune. The invincible God Erlang in Chinese legend used a loyal wolfhound to help him capture monsters.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Dog are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive. They are not afraid of difficulties in daily life. These shining characteristics make them have harmonious relationships.

STRENGTHS - valiant, loyal, responsible, clever, courageous, lively

WEAKNESSES - sensitive, conservative, stubborn, emotional

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Green, Purple, Red - 3, 4 & 9


**DOG TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (listed above)
5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

descriptionYEAR OF THE PIG

1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

The pig is not thought to be a smart animal in China. It likes sleeping and eating and becomes fat. It is usually regarded as lazy and clumsy. On the positive side, it behaves itself, has no calculation to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. Consequently, it has been regarded as representing wealth.

PERSONALITY - People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Pig' are considerate, responsible, independent and optimistic. They always show generousness and mercy, which helps them gain harmonious interpersonal relationships. However, sometimes they can behave lazily and lack action. In addition, pure hearts let them be cheated easily.

STRENGTHS - warm-hearted, good-tempered, loyal, honest, gentle

WEAKNESSES - naive, gullible, sluggish, short-tempered

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Brown, Gold, Grey, Yellow - 2, 5 & 8


**PIG TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


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message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Apr 20, 2017 07:20AM) (new)

Chinese Zodiac Challenge

Start Date: 22/1/17
Level: 3
Progress: 60/60
Date Completed: 20/4/17


(5/5) **RAT TASKS** (YEARS: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

*1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order)
The Family Trap - Joanne Phillips (6/3/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green
All Over the Place - Serena Clarke (24/2/17) - All Over the Place by Serena Clarke
*3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs)
Cajun Spirit - M.A. Harper (22/1/17) - Jolie Blonde #3
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (listed above)
Reflection - Diane Chamberlain (30/1/17) - 1996
* 5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits)
Confessions of a Wedding Planner - Michelle Jo Quinn (23/3/17) - Veronica owns an event planning business

(5/5) **OX TASKS** (YEARS: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

*1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
The Couple Next Door - Shari Lapena (31/1/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
Let's Get Serious - Maureen Reil (15/2/17) - Let's Get Serious by Maureen Reil
*3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 391 pgs)
A Zen for Murder - Leighann Dobbs (1/2/17) - Mooseamuck Island #1
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (listed above)
The Surrogate - Tania Carver (3/2/17) - 2009
*5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox. (Tell us how it fits)
Murder House - James Patterson (12/2/17) - 527 pgs

(5/5) **TIGER TASKS** (YEARS: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

*1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The')
Tender Is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald (14/3/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
Valley of the Templars - Paul Christopher (16/3/17) - Valley of the Templars (Templar, #7) by Paul Christopher
*3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs)
Lure - Alyssa Rose Ivy (12/2/17) - Allure Chronicles #1
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above)
The Soul Collectors - Chris Mooney (17/4/17) - 2010
*5. Read a book about royalty OR with a character who is a titled Lord or Lady OR with a character who shows one of the Tiger's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Three Sisters, Three Queens - Philippa Gregory (19/2/17) - The Tudors

(5/5)**RABBIT TASKS** (YEARS: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

*1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
Black Out - Lisa Unger (1/2/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red
Death Turns a Trick - Julie Smith (5/2/17) - Death Turns a Trick (Rebecca Schwartz, #1) by Julie Smith
*3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
The Torment of Others - Val McDermid (8/2/17) - Tony Hill & Carol Jordan #4
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit (listed above)
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline (10/2/17) - 2011
*5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Have You Seen Her? - Karen Rose (24/3/17)

(5/5) **DRAGON TASKS** (YEARS: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

*1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An')
No Escape - Sarah Kemp (17/2/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
Consequences - Aleatha Romig (19/3/17) - Consequences (Consequences, #1) by Aleatha Romig
*3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs)
Beauty and the Beast - K.M. Shea (4/2/17) - Timeless Fairy Tales #1
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (listed above)
A View to Die For - Richard Houston (15/2/17) - 2012
*5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Mythology 101 - Jody Lynn Nye (12/3/17) - Elves

(5/5) **SNAKE TASKS** (YEARS: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

*1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An')
An Accident Waiting to Happen - Adrian White (26/2/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
Careful What You Wish For - Michelle Escamilla (22/1/17) - Careful What You Wish For by Michelle Escamilla
*3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle (15/2/17) - Sherlock Holmes #9
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above)
Cold Fear - Rick Mofina (28/1/17) - 2001
*5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Friends With Partial Benefits - Luke Young (22/2/17) - Jillian writes romance novels


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Chinese Zodiac Challenge - Part 2



(5/5)**HORSE TASKS** (YEARS: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

*1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (7/2/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
Moominland Midwinter - Tove Jansson (21/2/17) - Moominland Midwinter (The Moomins, #6) by Tove Jansson
*3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs)
Strictly Love - Julia Williams (26/1/17) - 372 pgs
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (listed above)
Cupid's Way - Joanne Phillips (13/2/17) - 2014
*5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Friends, Lovers And Other Indiscretions - Fiona Neill (9/2/17) - m/c's are a group of 6 friends

(5/5) **SHEEP TASKS** (YEARS: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

*1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
Seduction's Kiss - Alyssa Rose Ivy (12/2/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red
Don't Tell - Karen Rose (22/3/17) - Don't Tell (Romantic Suspense, #1; Chicago, #1) by Karen Rose
*3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs)
Run Run as Fast as You Can - Willow Rose (20/2/17) - Emma Frost #3
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above)
Wild Raspberries - Connie Chappell (11/3/17) - 2015
*5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover (show us the cover) OR with a character who shows one of the Sheep's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
The Snow Rose - Lulu Taylor (4/2/17) - The Snow Rose by Lulu Taylor

(5/5) **MONKEY TASKS** (YEARS: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

*1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
Killer Profile - Max Allan Collins (27/2/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White
Stroked - Meghan Quinn (1/4/17) - Stroked (Stroked, #1) by Meghan Quinn
*3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 187 pgs)
A Discovery Of Witches - Deborah Harkness (23/2/17) - All Souls #1
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (listed above)
Local Girl Missing - Claire Douglas (25/1/17) - 2016
*5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
The Good Girl - Fiona Neill (6/2/17) - Ailsa Field - head teacher

(5/5) **ROOSTER TASKS** (YEARS: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

*1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The')
Sphinx - T.S. Learner (20/3/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
Muse - K. French (3/3/17) - Muse by K. French
*3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs)
The Clock Strikes Twelve - Patricia Wentworth (25/1/17) - Miss Silver #7
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above)
Sister Sister - Sue Fortin (10/2/17) - 2017
*5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
The Old-Girl Network - Catherine Alliott (2/3/17) - "Nick's here," she said sleepily. "We overslept" (pg 255)

(5/5) **DOG TASKS** (YEARS: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

*1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
4.50 from Paddington - Agatha Christie (25/2/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
One by One - Chris Carter (7/4/17) - One by One (Robert Hunter, #5) by Chris Carter
*3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
Shutter Man - Richard Montanari (10/3/17) - Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne #9
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (listed above)
A Crowded Marriage - Catherine Alliott (15/3/17) - 2006
*5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My! - Sara C. Roethle (16/4/17)

(5/5) **PIG TASKS** (YEARS: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

*1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce (16/2/17)
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow
The Girl Who Lied - Sue Fortin (25/2/17) - The Girl Who Lied by Sue Fortin
*3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs)
Aunt Bessie Believes - Diana Xarissa (17/2/17) - Isle of Man #2
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig. (listed above)
In the Woods - Tana French (14/2/17) - 2007
*5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
The Twenty-Three - Linwood Barclay (20/4/17) - Barry Duckworth


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PepperP0t  | 2049 comments Level 2: 3-4 tasks per animal
Januay 22, 2017 - January 21, 2018
CHINESE ZODIAC CHALLENGE - PART ONE
YEAR OF THE RAT: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
The rat is the first of the Chinese zodiac signs. It is an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality.
PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of Rat are instinctive, acute and alert in nature which makes them brilliant businessmen. They are sophisticated and popular in social interaction. They are optimistic and very adaptable, being popular with others.
STRENGTHS - adaptable, smart, cautious, acute, alert, positive, flexible, outgoing, cheerful.
WEAKNESSES - timid, unstable, stubborn, picky, lack of persistence.
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Gold, Green - 2 & 3
**RAT TASKS**
1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green
3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits)

YEAR OF THE OX:1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
People often use the Ox to indicate something big in size or number. Oxen used to be capable farming tools in agricultural society, which symbolises the traits of diligence, persistence and honesty. People born in the Year of the Ox are sometimes tardy in action, but industrious and cautious. They are conservative and hold their faith firmly.
PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Ox bear persistent, simple, honest, and straightforward characteristics. They are leaders with strong faith, and strong devotion to work. They are contemplative before taking actions, not easily affected by their surroundings but just follow their concept and ability. Being conservative with a lack of wit in speaking, they usually look silent and are sometimes stubborn in their ways.
STRENGTHS - honest, industrious, patient, cautious, level-headed, strong-willed, persistent
WEAKNESSES - obstinate, inarticulate, prudish, distant
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Purple, Red - 1 & 9
**OX TASKS**
1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 391 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox. (Tell us how it fits)

YEAR OF THE TIGER: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Tigers, considered to be brave, cruel, forceful, stately and terrifying, are the symbol of power and lordliness. In ancient times, people compared emperors or grandees with the tiger. Court officials often said that 'accompanying the emperor is just like being at the side of a tiger'. There are also many legends about this animal.
PERSONALITY - People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Tiger' are powerful, independent, confident and brave. They are frank and easy to win others' trust. They are also likely to be dogmatic, and like showing off when accomplishing something.
STRENGTHS - tolerant, loyal, valiant, courageous, trustworthy, intelligent, virtuous
WEAKNESSES - arrogant, short-tempered, hasty, traitorous
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Grey, Orange, White - 1, 3 & 4
**TIGER TASKS**
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above)
5. Read a book about royalty OR with a character who is a titled Lord or Lady OR with a character who shows one of the Tiger's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE RABBIT: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
For Chinese people, the rabbit is a tame creature representing hope. The moon goddess Chang'e in Chinese legend had a rabbit as her pet, which stimulated the thought that only this creature was amiable enough to match her noble beauty. People with the Rabbit as their Chinese zodiac sign are not aggressive but approachable. They have a decent, noble and elegant manner.
PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of Rabbit usually impress others with an image of tenderness, grace and sensitivity. They are romantic in relationships. They avoid arguing with others, and have a capability of converting an enemy into a friend. They are homebodies and hospitable, and like decorating their house. They can work with speed and efficiency, but they can also be hesitant, which makes them lose many chances.
STRENGTHS - gentle, sensitive, compassionate, amiable, modest, and merciful
WEAKNESSES - amorous, hesitant, stubborn, timid, conservative
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Pink, Purple, Red - 3, 4 & 9
**RABBIT TASKS**
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. (listed above)
5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE DRAGON: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
The Dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture. Chinese people regard themselves as descendants of the dragon. In ancient China, this imaginary creature was thought to speed across the sky with divine power. It is the token of authority, dignity, honour, success, luck, and capacity.
PERSONALITY - People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Dragon' are usually a group of people who are lively, intellectual and excitable. They can clearly tell right from wrong. They are upright and frank. However, they are also a bit arrogant and impatient. Female Dragons tend to be overly confident. They hate hypocrisy, gossip and slander. They are not afraid of difficulties but hate to be used or controlled by others.
STRENGTHS - decisive, inspiring, magnanimous, sensitive, ambitious, romantic
WEAKNESSES - eccentric, tactless, fiery, intolerant, unrealistic
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Gold, Silver - 1, 6 & 7
**DRAGON TASKS**
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (listed above)
5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE SNAKE: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
The snake carries the meanings of malevolence and mystery, as well as acumen and divination. In some places, people believe that a snake found in their court can bring delight. However, in most cases, this animal is considered evil.
PERSONALITY - Usually, people regard the snake as a cunning and sly animal, which likes hanging out in darkness. In fact, this animal is also a symbol of wisdom and wit. People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Snake', are sensitive and humorous, and most of them are gifted in literature and art. Suspicion is their weakness, which makes them hesitant and a bit paranoid.
STRENGTHS - soft-spoken, humorous, sympathetic, determined, passionate, smart
WEAKNESSES - jealous, suspicious, sly, fickle, nonchalant
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Black, Light Yellow, Red - 2, 8 & 9
**SNAKE TASKS**
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a chaeacter who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


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PepperP0t  | 2049 comments CHINESE ZODIAC CHALLENGE - PART TWO
YEAR OF THE HORSE: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
The Horse's fixed element is Fire (Huo), which symbolises enthusiasm and energy. The animal gives people an impression of independence and integrity. Its spirit is recognised to be the Chinese people's ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves with passion and diligence.
PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Horse impress upon people a dynamic, zealous and generous image. Although endowed with many shining points, they have to face the weaknesses in their characteristics. They usually have a lot of friends flocking around them
STRENGTHS - warm-hearted, upright, easygoing, independent, persistent, positive
WEAKNESSES - extravagant, indiscreet.
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Brown, Purple, Yellow - 2, 3 & 7
**HORSE TASKS**
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (listed above)
5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE SHEEP: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
The sheep is among the animals that people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and fur to keep warm. The white cute creature often reminds people of beautiful things.
PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have a special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.
STRENGTHS - gentle, softhearted, considerate, attractive, hardworking, persistent, thrift
WEAKNESSES - indecisive, timid, vain, pessimistic, moody, weak-willed
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Green, Purple, Red - 3, 4 & 9
**SHEEP TASKS**
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above)
5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover (show us the cover) OR with a character who shows one of the Sheep's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE MONKEY 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
The monkey is a clever animal. It is usually compared to a smart person. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC), the dignified Chinese official title of marquis was pronounced 'Hou', the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey’ in Chinese. The animal was thereby bestowed with an auspicious meaning.
PERSONALITY - The general image of people with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Monkey' is of being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career. They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.
STRENGTHS - enthusiastic, self-assured, sociable, innovative
WEAKNESSES - jealous, suspicious, cunning, selfish, arrogant
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Gold, White - 1, 7 & 8
**MONKEY TASKS**
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 187 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
The rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of the rooster is exorcising evil spirits.
PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of Rooster have many excellent characteristics, such as being honest, bright, communicative and ambitious. Most of them are born pretty or handsome, and they like to dress up. In daily life, they seldom rely on others. They might be enthusiastic about something quickly, but soon lose interest.
STRENGTHS - independent, capable, warm-hearted, self-respect, quick minded
WEAKNESSES - impatient, critical, eccentric, narrow-minded, selfish
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Brown, Gold, Yellow - 5, 7 & 8
**ROOSTER TASKS**
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above)
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE DOG:1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Dog is man's good friend who can understand the human's spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolises the coming of fortune. The invincible God Erlang in Chinese legend used a loyal wolfhound to help him capture monsters.
PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Dog are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive. They are not afraid of difficulties in daily life. These shining characteristics make them have harmonious relationships.
STRENGTHS - valiant, loyal, responsible, clever, courageous, lively
WEAKNESSES - sensitive, conservative, stubborn, emotional
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Green, Purple, Red - 3, 4 & 9
**DOG TASKS**
1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (listed above)
5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE PIG: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
The pig is not thought to be a smart animal in China. It likes sleeping and eating and becomes fat. It is usually regarded as lazy and clumsy. On the positive side, it behaves itself, has no calculation to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. Consequently, it has been regarded as representing wealth.
PERSONALITY - People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Pig' are considerate, responsible, independent and optimistic. They always show generousness and mercy, which helps them gain harmonious interpersonal relationships. However, sometimes they can behave lazily and lack action. In addition, pure hearts let them be cheated easily.
STRENGTHS - warm-hearted, good-tempered, loyal, honest, gentle
WEAKNESSES - naive, gullible, sluggish, short-tempered
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Brown, Gold, Grey, Yellow - 2, 5 & 8
**PIG TASKS**
1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


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message 10: by Sam (last edited Apr 12, 2021 03:15PM) (new)

Sam | 400 comments Chinese Zodiac Challenge
Duration: 1/22/17- 1/21/18
Level 2: 3 tasks per animal

YEAR OF THE RAT
1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order)
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight- Darynda Jones- 1/24/17
2. Read a book 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order)
Pocket Full of Posies- Angela Roquet- 1/22/17 (253 pages in kindle edition)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat.
Frostbite- Richelle Mead- 4/11/17 (first published April 1st 2008)

YEAR OF THE OX
1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
Six of Crows- Leigh Bardugo- 3/9/17
2. Read a book with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order)
Wicked Season- Lily Harper Hart- 4/1/17 (196 pages in kindle edition)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox.
Hush, Hush- Becca Fitzpatrick- 2/2/17 (first published September 27th 2009)

YEAR OF THE TIGER
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The')
If Looks Could Kill- Kate White- 1/26/17
2. Read a book with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order)
The Protectors- Victor Kloss- 7/20/17 (431 pages in kindle edition)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger.
Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between- J.A. Saare- 3/7/17 (first published February 6th 2010)

YEAR OF THE RABBIT
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
Red Rising- Pierce Brown- 2/1/17
2. Read a book with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order)
Hire a Hero- Timothy Ellis- 10/2/20 (349 pages)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit.
Where Are the Children?- Mary Higgins Clark- 1/30/17 (first published 1975)

YEAR OF THE DRAGON
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An')
Out of the Shadows- Kay Hooper- 1/29/17
2. Read a book with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order)
Every Heart a Doorway- Seanan McGuire- 11/11/17 (176 pages in kindle edition)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon.
Cinder- Marissa Meyer- 2/12/17 (first published January 3rd 2012)

YEAR OF THE SNAKE
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An')
Slave to Sensation- Nalini Singh- 1/27/17
2. Read a book with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order)
Anubis Nights- Gary Jonas- 2/18/18 (298 pages in kindle edition)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake.
Evil Under the Sun- Agatha Christie- 2/28/17 (first published June 1941)

YEAR OF THE HORSE
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
House of Whispers- J.L. Bryan- 2/4/17
2. Read a book with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order)
Off the Record- Amanda M. Lee- 4/14/17 (327 pages in kindle edition)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse.
Unhidden- Dina Given- 1/24/17 (first published December 29th 2014)

YEAR OF THE SHEEP
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
The Hundredth Man- Jack Kerley- 2/7/17
2. Read a book with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order)
Wrong Side of the Paw- Laurie Cass- 12/8/20 (349 pages)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep.
Code Black- Tina Moss- 1/30/17 (first published September 29th 2015)

YEAR OF THE MONKEY
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
Echoes in Death- J.D. Robb- 2/8/17
2. Read a book with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order)
Child of Darkness- T.S. Paul- 1/25/19 (187 pages)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey.
Love Bites- Lynsay Sands- 1/31/17 (first published January 6th 2004)

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The')
Schooled in Magic- Christopher Nuttall- 2/22/17
2. Read a book with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster.
Dark Lover- J.R. Ward- 2/14/17 (first published February 19th 2005)

YEAR OF THE DOG
1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
The Neverending Story- Michael Ende- 2/10/17
2. Read a book with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog.
Lover Eternal- J.R. Ward- 6/16/17 (first published March 1st 2006)

YEAR OF THE PIG
1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making- Catherynne M. Valente- 3/5/17
2. Read a book with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order)
King's Cage- Victoria Aveyard- 4/30/17 (528 pages in kindle edition)
3. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig.
Let Me Call You Sweetheart- Mary Higgins Clark- 2/6/17 (first published in 1995)


message 11: by Joann (last edited Jun 14, 2017 09:23AM) (new)

Joann | 1242 comments Completed all 5 tasks per animal

**RAT TASKS** (YEARS: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
Completed: 5 tasks
1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order) This Rough Magic - Mary Stewart - 4/7/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue Pirate Vishnu (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, #2) by Gigi Pandian
3. Read a book that is 2nd in a series Trouble in Spades
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (listed above) The Cruelest Month - Louise Penny - 5/2/17 - 2008
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business A Hoe Lot of Trouble

**OX TASKS** (YEARS: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
Completed: 5 tasks
1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order) Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk - Kathleen Rooney - 6/14/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Purple All-Butter Short Dead by H.Y. Hanna
3. Read a book that is 1st in a series A Field of Red
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting Cruel Beautiful World Caroline Leavitt Mar 29/17

**TIGER TASKS** (YEARS: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
Completed: 5 tasks
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries - Emily Brightwell - 4/11/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue The Final Cut (A Brit in the FBI, #1) by Catherine Coulter Coulter - Mar 11/17
3. Read a book that is 1st in a series Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes Denise Grover Swank - Mar 12/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above) Chocolat - Joanne Harris - 5/10/17
5. Read a book about royalty Victoria

**RABBIT TASKS** (YEARS: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
Completed: 5 tasks
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An') The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries - Emily Brightwell - read 4/8/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Red Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3) by Darynda Jones - Darynda Jones- 3/20/17
3. Read a book that is 3rd in a series India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. Ten Beach Road - Wendy Wax - 4/23/17- 2011
5. Read a book listed as 'romance' All In - Simona Ahrnstedt - 4/20/17

**DRAGON TASKS** (YEARS: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
Completed: 5 tasks
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON Death of a Crafty Knitter - Angela Pepper - 4/21/17
2. Read a book with a Gold or Silver item on the cover. Never Buried (Leigh Koslow Mystery #1) by Edie Claire - Edie Claire - 5/28/17 - Gold Cup
3. Read a book that is 1st in a series Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure - Diane Kelly - read 3/6/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. - 2000 - Murder of a Small-Town Honey
5. Read a book with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. MC has strengths of being decisive & inspiring whereas her mother has the weakness of being unrealistic - Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon - 5/25/17

**SNAKE TASKS** (YEARS: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
Completed: 5 tasks
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE Southern Spirits - Angie Fox - 4/15/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
3. Read a book that is 2nd in a series Lake of Sorrows - Erin Hart - Mar 14/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above) Yarn to Go
5. Read a book with a main character who is a writer Blackberry Winter


message 12: by Joann (last edited May 23, 2017 08:09AM) (new)

Joann | 1242 comments **HORSE TASKS** (YEARS: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
Completed: 5 tasks
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE. The Heavenly Table Donald Pollock - Mar 17/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is Brown The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
3. Read a book that is 2nd in a series Secretive Sara Rosett - 3/23/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. Ghostwritten - Isabelle Wolff - 5/14/17 - published 2014
5. Read a book about friendship The Story Hour

**SHEEP TASKS** (YEARS: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
Completed: 5 tasks
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green Death Comes eCalling (Molly Masters Mystery #1) by Leslie O'Kane - Leslie O’Kane - 8/3/17
3. Read a book that is 4th in a series Trouble in Bloom - Heather Webber - 3/30/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. 2015 - The Pocket Watch by Ceci Giltenan - 3/26/17
5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - Anthony Doerr - 5/22/17

**MONKEY TASKS** (YEARS: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
Completed: 5 tasks
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY. Bad Monkey - Carl Hiaasen - 04/18/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue Witching You Were Here (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, #3) by Amanda M. Lee Amanda Lee - 3/25/17
3. Read a book that is 7th in a series 7 Brides for 7 Bodies
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge - Pia Edberg - 4/12/17 - published 2016
5. Read a book with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses INNOVATIVE - The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alan Bradley - 5/17/17 young MC is very innovative using chemical experiments & knowledge to solve murders and even used pigeon droppings to create an antidote to save a life

**ROOSTER TASKS** (YEARS: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
Completed: 5 tasks
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. Elusive
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown A Pocket Full of Murder (Uncommon Magic, #1) by R.J. Anderson - R.J. Anderson - read 3/5/17
3. Read a book that is 5th in a series Some Like It Witchy - Heather Blake - 4/3/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above) Color Me Dead - 2017
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes - masquerade ball - Maggie By The Book - Kasey Michaels - 04/17/17

**DOG TASKS** (YEARS: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)
Completed: 5 tasks
1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order). Last Ride to Graceland - Kim Wright - 5/6/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Why Didn't They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie - Agatha Christie - 4/14/17
3. Read a book that is 4th in a series Mrs. Jeffries Takes Stock - Emily Brightwell - 4/28/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. 2006 - Digging Up Trouble- Heather Webber -read 3/16/17
5. Read a book about friendship Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah - 4/2/17

**PIG TASKS** (YEARS: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
Completed: tasks
1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order). Until Proven Guilty - J.A. Jance - 3/21/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Grey Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
3.. Read a book that is 2nd in a series The Question of the Unfamiliar Husband - E.J. Cooperman - read 4/4/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig 1995 - The Long Road Home Mary Alice Monroe - 3/20/17
5. Read a book with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits). Mrs. Jeffries on the Ball - Emily Brightwell - 5/18/17 - Mrs. Jeffries shows many of the strengths: warm-hearted, good-tempered, loyal, honest, gentle



message 13: by Jennifer (last edited Apr 23, 2017 05:33PM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 660 comments In! Level 2. :-)


YEAR OF THE RAT
1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order) Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man 2/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green Witch Is When Things Fell Apart (A Witch P.I. Mystery #4) by Adele Abbott 4/17
3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs) Patterns in the Sand #3 in seaside knitters 2/17
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits) Happy Witchgiving: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short They own an inn. 1/17

YEAR OF THE OX
1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order) Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series 4/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch, #21; Harry Bosch Universe, #26) by Michael Connelly 2/17
3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 391 pgs) Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen #1 year round christmas 1/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (listed above) Expect Miracles 2009 3/17
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox. (Tell us how it fits) Eleanor and Hick Eleanor Roosevelt certainly had a devotion to work. 3/17

YEAR OF THE TIGER
1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The') This Old Homicide 3/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White Death By Cashmere (Seaside Knitters, #1) by Sally Goldenbaum 3/17
3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs) A Vision of Murder #3 psychic eye 3/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above) Moon Spinners 2010 3/17
5. Read a book about royalty OR with a character who is a titled Lord or Lady OR with a character who shows one of the Tiger's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits). Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII 2/17

YEAR OF THE RABBIT
1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An') Bewitched: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short 1/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red Forever Valentine A Halloween LaVeau Short Story by Rose Pressey 1/17
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs) A Charming Spell magical cures #4 2/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. (listed above) Last Ditch first published 1999 2/17


YEAR OF THE DRAGON
1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An') The Astors 2/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover. The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle 4/22
3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs) Ghoul Interrupted ghost hunters #6 2/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (listed above) Selznick's Folly 1/17
5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits). A Charming Wish (has a genie in it)

YEAR OF THE SNAKE
1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An') The Kennedy Brothers: The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby 3/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red. Flu The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic by Gina Kolata
3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs) Every Witch Way But Wicked (wicked witches of the midwest #2)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above) Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune 2013
5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits). I Loved Her in the Movies: Working with the Legendary Actresses of Hollywood (Author is an actor)

YEAR OF THE HORSE
1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE. Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away 3/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow The Gatekeeper by Kathryn Smith 4/17
3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs) Better Read Than Dead #2 psychic eye 1/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (listed above) Murder at the Breakers 2014 1/17
5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits). The Giving Quilt 3/17 the group who runs the school are all friends.

YEAR OF THE SHEEP
1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP. Suspect 3/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red Death of a Ghost (Hamish Macbeth, #32) by M.C. Beaton 3/17
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs) A Holiday Yarn Seaside Knitters 4 3/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above) Charmed and Dangerous 2015 1/17

YEAR OF THE MONKEY
1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY. Your Greatest Gift: That Unlocks All Manifestations 2/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White Revealed (The Blue Raven, #1) by Kate Noble 1/17
3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 187 pgs) The Ghoul Next Door #8 ghost hunger
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (listed above) Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye 2004 1/17

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
Treasury of great royal scandals (Henri III the cross dresser)
1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The') Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House 3/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse Mystery, #16) by Cleo Coyle 2/17
3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs) Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls #5 ghost hunter
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above) 4:50 from Paddington (1957) 2/17
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits). A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors (Henri III of france was a cross dresser) 2/17

YEAR OF THE DOG
1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).Churchill and the King: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI 3/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red. What a Ghoul Wants (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #7) by Victoria Laurie 2/17
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs) Deck the Hallways #4 in fixer upper, 1/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (listed above) No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II 1994

YEAR OF THE PIG

1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order). 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History 1/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow Careful What You Witch For (Wicked Witches of the Midwest Shorts, #1) by Amanda M. Lee 3/17
3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs) The Wedding Shawl 5 in seaside knitters 3/17
5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits). A Treasury of Great American Scandals: Tantalizing True Tales of Historic Misbehavior by the Founding Fathers and Others Who Let Freedom Swing (Taft was the heaviest president AND the heaviest supreme court justice.) 4/17

Calling this one done -- 4/23/17. Good challenge!


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Welcome Sam, Joann and Jennifer!


message 15: by Lily (last edited Dec 06, 2017 10:36AM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 122 comments Level 2 *** Duration: Feb 1 - Jan 31 *** No page minimum


48/48 ~ finished Nov 29th

**RAT TASKS**
Read a book with the letters R A T in the title
Clockwork Heart by Heidi Cullinan ~ 2/13/17 ~ 3.5★
Read a book that is 2nd in a series
The Wrong Man by Lane Hayes ~ 2/8/17 ~ 4★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (2008)
With This Ring by J.M. Snyder ~ 2/27/17 ~ 3.5★
Read a book with a character who owns their own business.
Blow Down by J.L. Merrow ~ 5/4/17 ~ 4★

**OX TASKS**
Read a book with the letters O X in the title
The Next Competitor by Keira Andrews ~ 5/19/17 ~ 4★
Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
Love is a Stranger (More Heat Than the Sun, #1) by John Wiltshire by John Wiltshire ~ 2/17/17 ~ 4★
Read a book that is 9th in a series
Lessons for Survivors by Charlie Cochrane ~ 4/10/17 ~ 3.5★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (2009)
Melting the Slopes - Anthology ~ 9/16/17 ~ 3★

**TIGER TASKS**
Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER
Traditions from the Heart by Bru Baker ~ 2/3/17 ~ 3★
Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
Seventh Inning Stretch (The Powers of Love, #5) by J.M. Snyder by J.M. Snyder ~ 5/22/17 ~ 3★
Read a book that is 4th in a series
Perfect Fit by Aimee Nicole Walker ~ 6/25/17 ~ 4.5★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (2010)
The Cat's Meow by Sean Michael ~ 2/1/17 ~ 3★

**RABBIT TASKS**
Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT
Retribution by Sloan Kennedy ~ 2/7/17 ~ 4★
Read a book that is 3rd in a series
The Bridge of Silver Wings by John Wiltshire ~ 5/25/17 ~ 4★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. (2011)
Sold by Sean Michael ~ 5/27/17 ~ 3★
Read a book listed as 'romance'
Symphony in Blue by Shira Anthony ~ 6/8/17 ~ 4★

**DRAGON TASKS**
Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON
Noah by Cara Dee ~ 2/19/17 ~ 4★
Read a book that is 1st in a series
The Summer House by R.J. Scott ~ 3/12/17 ~ 4★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (2012)
A Great Miracle Happened There by Kim Fielding ~ 6/1/17 ~ 3★
Read a book that features mythical creatures
Ignite by Wolf Specter ~ 2/15/17 ~ 3.5★

**SNAKE TASKS**
Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE
Absinthe of Malice by Rhys Ford ~ 5/20/17 ~ 4★
Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
Light from the Dark by Mercy Celeste by Mercy Celeste ~ 11/18/17 ~ 3.5★
Read a book that is 2nd in a series
At Year's End by Sandrine Gasq-Dion ~ 7/19/17 ~ 4★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (2013)
Noticed Me Yet? by Anyta Sunday ~ 4/29/17 ~ 3★

**HORSE TASKS**
Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
Hannah's Big Night by Mary Calmes ~4/24/17 ~ 4★
Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
Charlie's Hero (Heroes, #1) by Nic Starr by Nic Starr ~ 3/6/17 ~ 3.5★
Read a book that is 3rd in a series
Unchaste by Mia Watts ~ 2/4/17 ~ 2★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (2014)
Meatworks by Jordan Castillo Price ~ 3/30/17 ~ 3.5★

**SHEEP TASKS**
Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
Empty Net by Avon Gale ~ 2/14/17 ~ 4★
Read a book that is 4th in a series
Feat of Clay by Susan Mac Nicol ~ 2/14/17 ~ 3.5★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (2015)
Helping Hand by Jay Northcote ~ 3/31/17 ~ 3.5★
Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover
Freckles by Amy Lane by Amy Lane ~ 3/2/17 ~ 3.5★

**MONKEY TASKS**
Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
Overexposed by Megan Erickson ~ 8/23/17 ~ 4★
Read a book that is 7th in a series
Any Means Necessary by Aimee Nicole Walker ~ 11/29/17 ~ 4★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (2016)
Slip and Slide by Patricia Logan ~ 10/19/17 ~ 4★
Read a book with a main character who is a teacher
Addicted by Mark Summers ~ 3/6/17 ~ 3★

**ROOSTER TASKS**
Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER.
September by Robert Winter ~ 4/29/17 ~ 4★
Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
Finding Forgiveness (Finding, #4) by Sloane Kennedy by Sloane Kennedy ~ 8/22/17 ~ 4★
Read a book that is 5th in a series
Vengeance by Sloane Kenney ~ 4/20/17 ~ 4★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (2017)
Until You by T.J. Klune ~ 4/14/17 ~ 4.5★

**DOG TASKS**
Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
Damaged Goods by Susan Mac Nicol ~ 3/20/17 ~ 4★
Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
Elected by Pepper Espinoza by Pepper Espinoza ~ 2/2/17 ~ 3★
Read a book that is 9th in a series
Swarm by Jordan Castillo Price ~ 4/13/17 ~ 3.5★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (2006)
A Red-Tainted Silence by Carolyn Gray ~ 3/14/17 ~ 5★

**PIG TASKS**
Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
Finding Peace by Sloane Kennedy ~ 6/11/17 ~ 4★
Read a book that is 25th in a series
The Bruise-Black Sky by John Wiltshire ~ 7/22/17 ~ 4.5★
Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig. (2007)
Currents by Mechele Armstrong ~ 5/21/17 ~ 3★
Read a book with a character who has a weight problem
The Weight of It All by N.R. Walker ~ 1/30/17 ~ 4★


message 16: by Barbara ★ (last edited May 05, 2018 12:13AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2513 comments I'm in for level 3.

READ: 60/60

YEAR OF THE RAT ~ COMPLETE!
1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
✔1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title
Raising the Past - Jeremy Robinson 2/28
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green.
Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon - Nancy Atherton 4/22
Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon (Aunt Dimity Mystery, #14) by Nancy Atherton
✔3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages
2066 - Peter Brandt 2/23
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat.
Darkling - Yasmine Galenorn (pub Jan 2008) 7/11
✔5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses.
Dearly Depotted - Kate Collins (owns flower shop) 4/3

YEAR OF THE OX ~ COMPLETE!
1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
✔1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title
The Six-Gun Tarot - R.S. Belcher 10/25
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
Flora Segunda - Ysabeau S. Wilce 5/8
Flora Segunda (Flora Trilogy, #1) by Ysabeau S. Wilce
✔3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages
One Fell Sweep - Ilona Andrews 4/2
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox.
One Lucky Cowboy - Carolyn Brown (pub 2009) 5/28
✔5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox.
Empire of Storms - Sarah J. Maas (701 pages) 9/27

YEAR OF THE TIGER ~ COMPLETE!
1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
✔1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER
The Girl with the Golden Gun - Ann Major 4/11
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
Cold Vengeance - Douglas Preston 5/22
Cold Vengeance (Pendergast, #11) by Douglas Preston
✔3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages
14 - J.T. Ellison 3/30
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger.
Prime Cut - Diane Mott Davidson (pub 1998) 7/4
✔5. Read a book about royalty OR with a character who is a titled Lord or Lady OR with a character who shows one of the Tiger's listed strengths or weaknesses.
The Naked Duke - Sally MacKenzie 12/16

YEAR OF THE RABBIT ~ COMPLETE!
1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
✔1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT
The Immortals - J.T. Ellison 6/19
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red
Dark Roots and Cowboy Boots - Luann McLane 7/13
Dark Roots and Cowboy Boots by Luann McLane
✔3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages
Red 1-2-3 - John Katzenbach 12/9
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit.
The Goblin King - Shona Husk (pub 2011) 1/11
✔5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses.
The Spy Who Wants Me - Lucy Monroe 7/5

YEAR OF THE DRAGON ~ COMPLETE!
1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
✔1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON
On the Accidental Wings of Dragons - Julie Wetzel 2/11
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
The Murder of King Tut - James Patterson 2/10
The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson
✔3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages
16th Seduction - James Patterson 2/25
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon.
Fruitcake - R.J. Kaiser (pub 2000) 5/4
✔5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses.
Spectacle - Rachel Vincent (minator, Redcap, manticore, cerberus) 6/14

YEAR OF THE SNAKE ~ COMPLETE!
1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
✔1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE
Kinked - Thea Harrison 11/13
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
Silenced - Kristina Ohlsson 3/30
Silenced (Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht, #2) by Kristina Ohlsson
✔3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages
Two Graves - Douglas Preston 6/24
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake.
Scarecrow - Matthew Reilly (pub 2001) 2/4
✔5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses.
Three Sisters - Susan Mallery 2/4

YEAR OF THE HORSE ~ COMPLETE!
1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
✔1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
Eternal Hunger - Cameron Dean 8/3
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
Serpent's Kiss - Thea Harrison 4/22
Serpent's Kiss (Elder Races, #3) by Thea Harrison
✔3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages
Immune - Shannon Mayer 12/30
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse.
The Conquest - Yxta Maya Murray (pub 2002) 4/22
✔5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses.
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster - Scott Wilbanks 11/29

YEAR OF THE SHEEP ~ COMPLETE!
1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
✔1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
Hotwire - Alex Kava 4/29
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red
Tangled Threads - Jennifer Estep 4/20
Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin, #4) by Jennifer Estep
✔3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages
Midnight's Seduction - Donna Grant (349 pages) 29
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep.
Down the Rabbit Hole - J.D. Robb (pub 2015) 6/10
✔5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover OR with a character who shows one of the Sheep's listed strengths or weaknesses.
Once Upon a Marigold - Jean Ferris 3/25
Once Upon a Marigold (Upon a Marigold, #1) by Jean Ferris

YEAR OF THE MONKEY ~ COMPLETE!
1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
✔1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
You and I, Me and You - Mary Janice Davidson 4/13
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White
Once Upon Stilettos - Shanna Swendson 4/9
Once Upon Stilettos (Enchanted, Inc., #2) by Shanna Swendson
✔3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages
Bite My Fire - Mary Hughes (#1 Biting Love) 10/14
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey.
Aunt Dimity, Vampire Hunter - Nancy Atherton (pub 2004) 3/26
✔5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses.
The Legacy - Linda Lael Miller 3/27

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER ~ COMPLETE!
1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
✔1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER.
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend - Katarina Bivald 3/17
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
Archangel's Heart - Nalini Singh 6/17
Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter, #9) by Nalini Singh
✔3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages
15th Affair - James Patterson 5/12
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster.
Lethal Investments - K.O. Dahl (pub 1993) 5/26
✔5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses.
Echoes in Death - J.D. Robb (villain wears various costumes) 3/29

YEAR OF THE DOG ~ COMPLETE!
1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
✔1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title
One Dog Night - David Rosenfelt4
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
Devoured by Darkness - Alexandra Ivy 7/24
Devoured by Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #7) by Alexandra Ivy
✔3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages
A Harvest of Bones - Yasmine Galenorn (#4 Chintz n China) 2/8
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog.
Dragon of the Island - Mary Gillgannon (pub 1994) 4/1
✔5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses.
Silence Fallen - Patricia Briggs (werewolves) 5/1

YEAR OF THE PIG ~ COMPLETE!
1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
✔1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title
Spider’s Revenge - Jennifer Estep 8/3
✔2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow
The Accidental Alchemist - Gigi Pandian 3/28
The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian
✔3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages
Lucky Catch - Deborah Coonts (258 pages) 7/8
✔4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig.
Steal the Dragon - Patricia Briggs (pub 1995) 9/30
✔5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses.
A Room Full of Bones - Elly Griffiths (m.c. is overweight) 5/4

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Someoneyouknow | 171 comments CHINESE ZODIAC CHALLENGE - PART ONE

Level 1: 2 tasks per animal

Duration: January 30, 2017 - January 29, 2018

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YEAR OF THE RAT
1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
The rat is the first of the Chinese zodiac signs. It is an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality.
PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of Rat are instinctive, acute and alert in nature which makes them brilliant businessmen. They are sophisticated and popular in social interaction. They are optimistic and very adaptable, being popular with others.
STRENGTHS - adaptable, smart, cautious, acute, alert, positive, flexible, outgoing, cheerful.
WEAKNESSES - timid, unstable, stubborn, picky, lack of persistence.
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Gold, Green - 2 & 3

**RAT TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order) - The Ebony Tower. Eliduc. The Enigma by John Fowles - 16/02/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green
3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat (2008) - Et mon coeur transparent by Véronique Ovaldé - 23/02/17
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits)

YEAR OF THE OX

1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

People often use the Ox to indicate something big in size or number. Oxen used to be capable farming tools in agricultural society, which symbolises the traits of diligence, persistence and honesty. People born in the Year of the Ox are sometimes tardy in action, but industrious and cautious. They are conservative and hold their faith firmly.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Ox bear persistent, simple, honest, and straightforward characteristics. They are leaders with strong faith, and strong devotion to work. They are contemplative before taking actions, not easily affected by their surroundings but just follow their concept and ability. Being conservative with a lack of wit in speaking, they usually look silent and are sometimes stubborn in their ways.

STRENGTHS - honest, industrious, patient, cautious, level-headed, strong-willed, persistent

WEAKNESSES - obstinate, inarticulate, prudish, distant

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Purple, Red - 1 & 9

**OX TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
3. Read a book with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 391 pgs) - Le Malentendu by Irène Némirovsky - 17/02/17 (169 pages)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox (1961) - Sylva by Vercors - 11/02/17
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox. (Tell us how it fits)

YEAR OF THE TIGER

1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Tigers, considered to be brave, cruel, forceful, stately and terrifying, are the symbol of power and lordliness. In ancient times, people compared emperors or grandees with the tiger. Court officials often said that 'accompanying the emperor is just like being at the side of a tiger'. There are also many legends about this animal.

PERSONALITY - People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Tiger' are powerful, independent, confident and brave. They are frank and easy to win others' trust. They are also likely to be dogmatic, and like showing off when accomplishing something.

STRENGTHS - tolerant, loyal, valiant, courageous, trustworthy, intelligent, virtuous

WEAKNESSES - arrogant, short-tempered, hasty, traitorous

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Grey, Orange, White - 1, 3 & 4

**TIGER TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Orange - Goldfish by Raymond Chandler Goldfish by Raymond Chandler - 03/03/17
3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who is a titled Lady - Маленькое привидение: Рассказы о привидениях edited by Людмила Брилова - 31/08/17

YEAR OF THE RABBIT

1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

For Chinese people, the rabbit is a tame creature representing hope. The moon goddess Chang'e in Chinese legend had a rabbit as her pet, which stimulated the thought that only this creature was amiable enough to match her noble beauty. People with the Rabbit as their Chinese zodiac sign are not aggressive but approachable. They have a decent, noble and elegant manner.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of Rabbit usually impress others with an image of tenderness, grace and sensitivity. They are romantic in relationships. They avoid arguing with others, and have a capability of converting an enemy into a friend. They are homebodies and hospitable, and like decorating their house. They can work with speed and efficiency, but they can also be hesitant, which makes them lose many chances.

STRENGTHS - gentle, sensitive, compassionate, amiable, modest, and merciful

WEAKNESSES - amorous, hesitant, stubborn, timid, conservative

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Pink, Purple, Red - 3, 4 & 9

**RABBIT TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks - 27/06/17
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit (1963) - Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt - 17/07/17
5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE DRAGON

1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

The Dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture. Chinese people regard themselves as descendants of the dragon. In ancient China, this imaginary creature was thought to speed across the sky with divine power. It is the token of authority, dignity, honour, success, luck, and capacity.

PERSONALITY - People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Dragon' are usually a group of people who are lively, intellectual and excitable. They can clearly tell right from wrong. They are upright and frank. However, they are also a bit arrogant and impatient. Female Dragons tend to be overly confident. They hate hypocrisy, gossip and slander. They are not afraid of difficulties but hate to be used or controlled by others.

STRENGTHS - decisive, inspiring, magnanimous, sensitive, ambitious, romantic

WEAKNESSES - eccentric, tactless, fiery, intolerant, unrealistic

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Gold, Silver - 1, 6 & 7

**DRAGON TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An') - Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury - 16/06/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon (1952) - Spark of Life by Erich Maria Remarque - 25/02/17
5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE SNAKE

1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

The snake carries the meanings of malevolence and mystery, as well as acumen and divination. In some places, people believe that a snake found in their court can bring delight. However, in most cases, this animal is considered evil.

PERSONALITY - Usually, people regard the snake as a cunning and sly animal, which likes hanging out in darkness. In fact, this animal is also a symbol of wisdom and wit. People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Snake', are sensitive and humorous, and most of them are gifted in literature and art. Suspicion is their weakness, which makes them hesitant and a bit paranoid.

STRENGTHS - soft-spoken, humorous, sympathetic, determined, passionate, smart

WEAKNESSES - jealous, suspicious, sly, fickle, nonchalant

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Black, Light Yellow, Red - 2, 8 & 9

**SNAKE TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An') - Among the Shadows: Tales from the Darker Side by L.M. Montgomery - 18/08/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake (1929)- Le Bal by Irène Némirovsky - 22/04/17
5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


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Someoneyouknow | 171 comments CHINESE ZODIAC CHALLENGE - PART TWO


YEAR OF THE HORSE

1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

The Horse's fixed element is Fire (Huo), which symbolises enthusiasm and energy. The animal gives people an impression of independence and integrity. Its spirit is recognised to be the Chinese people's ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves with passion and diligence.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Horse impress upon people a dynamic, zealous and generous image. Although endowed with many shining points, they have to face the weaknesses in their characteristics. They usually have a lot of friends flocking around them

STRENGTHS - warm-hearted, upright, easygoing, independent, persistent, positive

WEAKNESSES - extravagant, indiscreet.

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Brown, Purple, Yellow - 2, 3 & 7

**HORSE TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE - Huis clos by Jean-Paul Sartre - 08/09/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse (1954) - A Time to Love and a Time to Die by Erich Maria Remarque - 25/03/17
5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE SHEEP

1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

The sheep is among the animals that people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and fur to keep warm. The white cute creature often reminds people of beautiful things.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have a special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.

STRENGTHS - gentle, softhearted, considerate, attractive, hardworking, persistent, thrift

WEAKNESSES - indecisive, timid, vain, pessimistic, moody, weak-willed

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Green, Purple, Red - 3, 4 & 9

**SHEEP TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Red - Dracula by Bram Stoker Dracula by Bram Stoker - 28/05/17
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above)
5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover - Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen - 25/06/17

YEAR OF THE MONKEY

1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

The monkey is a clever animal. It is usually compared to a smart person. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC), the dignified Chinese official title of marquis was pronounced 'Hou', the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey’ in Chinese. The animal was thereby bestowed with an auspicious meaning.

PERSONALITY - The general image of people with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Monkey' is of being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career. They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.

STRENGTHS - enthusiastic, self-assured, sociable, innovative

WEAKNESSES - jealous, suspicious, cunning, selfish, arrogant

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Gold, White - 1, 7 & 8

**MONKEY TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue - Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler - 04/08/17
3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 187 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey (listed above).
5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

The rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of the rooster is exorcising evil spirits.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of Rooster have many excellent characteristics, such as being honest, bright, communicative and ambitious. Most of them are born pretty or handsome, and they like to dress up. In daily life, they seldom rely on others. They might be enthusiastic about something quickly, but soon lose interest.

STRENGTHS - independent, capable, warm-hearted, self-respect, quick minded

WEAKNESSES - impatient, critical, eccentric, narrow-minded, selfish

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Brown, Gold, Yellow - 5, 7 & 8

**ROOSTER TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The') - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - 17/09/17
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster (1957) - Les Feux de l'automne by Irène Némirovsky - 02/03/17
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE DOG

1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

Dog is man's good friend who can understand the human's spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolises the coming of fortune. The invincible God Erlang in Chinese legend used a loyal wolfhound to help him capture monsters.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Dog are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive. They are not afraid of difficulties in daily life. These shining characteristics make them have harmonious relationships.

STRENGTHS - valiant, loyal, responsible, clever, courageous, lively

WEAKNESSES - sensitive, conservative, stubborn, emotional

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Green, Purple, Red - 3, 4 & 9

**DOG TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
3. Read a book that is 3rd in a series - Emily's Quest by L.M. Montgomery - 19/04/17
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog (2006) - The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris by Alicia Drake - 05/05/17
5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE PIG

1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

The pig is not thought to be a smart animal in China. It likes sleeping and eating and becomes fat. It is usually regarded as lazy and clumsy. On the positive side, it behaves itself, has no calculation to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. Consequently, it has been regarded as representing wealth.

PERSONALITY - People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Pig' are considerate, responsible, independent and optimistic. They always show generousness and mercy, which helps them gain harmonious interpersonal relationships. However, sometimes they can behave lazily and lack action. In addition, pure hearts let them be cheated easily.

STRENGTHS - warm-hearted, good-tempered, loyal, honest, gentle

WEAKNESSES - naive, gullible, sluggish, short-tempered

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Brown, Gold, Grey, Yellow - 2, 5 & 8

**PIG TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown - The Pistol by James Jones The Pistol by James Jones - 19/08/17
3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig (1935) - Le Vin de solitude by Irène Némirovsky - 28/03/17
5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


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Welcome Someoneyouknow and Kelli :)


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Cool!


message 22: by Elaine (last edited Aug 26, 2017 03:31PM) (new)

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**RAT TASKS**
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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer Embrace the Night (Cassandra Palmer, #3) by Karen Chance Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling Macbeth  by William Shakespeare Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

**OX TASKS**
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Angel in Scarlet by Jennifer Wilde Jabril (Vampires in America, #2) by D.B. Reynolds Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling Sex Object A Memoir by Jessica Valenti

**TIGER TASKS**
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Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin, #2) by Jennifer Estep First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Prey (Shifters, #4) by Rachel Vincent We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

**RABBIT TASKS**
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Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Max Brallier Animal Farm by George Orwell Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, #2) by Richelle Mead Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling Shift (Shifters, #5) by Rachel Vincent

**DRAGON TASKS**
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Wintersong (Wintersong, #1) by S. Jae-Jones Alpha and Omega (Alpha & Omega, #0.5) by Patricia Briggs Into the Darkness (Darkness, #1) by K.F. Breene The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer

**SNAKE TASKS**
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A Questionable Client (Kate Daniels, #0.5) by Ilona Andrews The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler Eligible A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice (The Austen Project, #4) by Curtis Sittenfeld Master of Seduction (Sea Wolves, #1) by Kinley MacGregor Ride the Storm (Cassandra Palmer, #8) by Karen Chance

**HORSE TASKS**
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Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15) by Jim Butcher Slade House by David Mitchell Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe Neill The Force of Wind (Elemental Mysteries, #3) by Elizabeth Hunter Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward

**SHEEP TASKS**
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The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, #1) by Clay Griffith The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, #4) by Karen Chance Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop

**MONKEY TASKS**
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Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #7) by Kresley Cole Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams Bossypants by Tina Fey A Family Affair (Cassandra Palmer, #4.1) by Karen Chance

**ROOSTER TASKS**
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Untouchable (Immortals After Dark #8) by Kresley Cole Shadowland (Cassandra Palmer, #4.2) by Karen Chance Feral Sins (The Phoenix Pack, #1) by Suzanne Wright Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling

**DOG TASKS**
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Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe Neill First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #9) by Kresley Cole I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Bird By Bird Some Instructions On Writing And Life by Anne Lamott

**PIG TASKS**
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The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #15) by Laurell K. Hamilton Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland Making It Up As I Go Along by Marian Keyes


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Welcome to the challenge Lady Elaine :)


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Chinese Zodiac Challenge
Duration: Feb, 2 2017 - Feb, 2 2018
Level 2: 3-4 tasks per animal

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**RAT TASKS**
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**OX TASKS**
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**TIGER TASKS**
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**RABBIT TASKS**
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**DRAGON TASKS**
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**SNAKE TASKS**
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**HORSE TASKS**
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**SHEEP TASKS**
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**MONKEY TASKS**
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**ROOSTER TASKS**
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**DOG TASKS**
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**PIG TASKS**
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Good luck Maeve :)


message 26: by Claire (last edited May 13, 2017 09:06AM) (new)

Claire  | 285 comments Chinese ZODIAC CHALLENGE - PART ONE

Level 2: 3-4 tasks per animal

Duration: January 30, 2017 - January 29, 2018

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YEAR OF THE RAT
1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
The rat is the first of the Chinese zodiac signs. It is an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality.
PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of Rat are instinctive, acute and alert in nature which makes them brilliant businessmen. They are sophisticated and popular in social interaction. They are optimistic and very adaptable, being popular with others.
STRENGTHS - adaptable, smart, cautious, acute, alert, positive, flexible, outgoing, cheerful.
WEAKNESSES - timid, unstable, stubborn, picky, lack of persistence.
LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Gold, Green - 2 & 3

**RAT TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green
3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits)

YEAR OF THE OX

1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

People often use the Ox to indicate something big in size or number. Oxen used to be capable farming tools in agricultural society, which symbolises the traits of diligence, persistence and honesty. People born in the Year of the Ox are sometimes tardy in action, but industrious and cautious. They are conservative and hold their faith firmly.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of the Ox bear persistent, simple, honest, and straightforward characteristics. They are leaders with strong faith, and strong devotion to work. They are contemplative before taking actions, not easily affected by their surroundings but just follow their concept and ability. Being conservative with a lack of wit in speaking, they usually look silent and are sometimes stubborn in their ways.

STRENGTHS - honest, industrious, patient, cautious, level-headed, strong-willed, persistent

WEAKNESSES - obstinate, inarticulate, prudish, distant

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Purple, Red - 1 & 9

**OX TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 391 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox. (Tell us how it fits)

YEAR OF THE TIGER

1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Tigers, considered to be brave, cruel, forceful, stately and terrifying, are the symbol of power and lordliness. In ancient times, people compared emperors or grandees with the tiger. Court officials often said that 'accompanying the emperor is just like being at the side of a tiger'. There are also many legends about this animal.

PERSONALITY - People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Tiger' are powerful, independent, confident and brave. They are frank and easy to win others' trust. They are also likely to be dogmatic, and like showing off when accomplishing something.

STRENGTHS - tolerant, loyal, valiant, courageous, trustworthy, intelligent, virtuous

WEAKNESSES - arrogant, short-tempered, hasty, traitorous

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Grey, Orange, White - 1, 3 & 4

**TIGER TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The') The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins finished
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above)
5. Read a book about royalty OR with a character who is a titled Lord or Lady OR with a character who shows one of the Tiger's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE RABBIT

1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

For Chinese people, the rabbit is a tame creature representing hope. The moon goddess Chang'e in Chinese legend had a rabbit as her pet, which stimulated the thought that only this creature was amiable enough to match her noble beauty. People with the Rabbit as their Chinese zodiac sign are not aggressive but approachable. They have a decent, noble and elegant manner.

PERSONALITY - People born in the Year of Rabbit usually impress others with an image of tenderness, grace and sensitivity. They are romantic in relationships. They avoid arguing with others, and have a capability of converting an enemy into a friend. They are homebodies and hospitable, and like decorating their house. They can work with speed and efficiency, but they can also be hesitant, which makes them lose many chances.

STRENGTHS - gentle, sensitive, compassionate, amiable, modest, and merciful

WEAKNESSES - amorous, hesitant, stubborn, timid, conservative

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Blue, Pink, Purple, Red - 3, 4 & 9

**RABBIT TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. (listed above)
5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE DRAGON

1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

The Dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture. Chinese people regard themselves as descendants of the dragon. In ancient China, this imaginary creature was thought to speed across the sky with divine power. It is the token of authority, dignity, honour, success, luck, and capacity.

PERSONALITY - People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Dragon' are usually a group of people who are lively, intellectual and excitable. They can clearly tell right from wrong. They are upright and frank. However, they are also a bit arrogant and impatient. Female Dragons tend to be overly confident. They hate hypocrisy, gossip and slander. They are not afraid of difficulties but hate to be used or controlled by others.

STRENGTHS - decisive, inspiring, magnanimous, sensitive, ambitious, romantic

WEAKNESSES - eccentric, tactless, fiery, intolerant, unrealistic

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Gold, Silver - 1, 6 & 7

**DRAGON TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (listed above)
5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE SNAKE

1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

The snake carries the meanings of malevolence and mystery, as well as acumen and divination. In some places, people believe that a snake found in their court can bring delight. However, in most cases, this animal is considered evil.

PERSONALITY - Usually, people regard the snake as a cunning and sly animal, which likes hanging out in darkness. In fact, this animal is also a symbol of wisdom and wit. People with the Chinese zodiac sign 'Snake', are sensitive and humorous, and most of them are gifted in literature and art. Suspicion is their weakness, which makes them hesitant and a bit paranoid.

STRENGTHS - soft-spoken, humorous, sympathetic, determined, passionate, smart

WEAKNESSES - jealous, suspicious, sly, fickle, nonchalant

LUCKY COLOURS & NUMBERS: Black, Light Yellow, Red - 2, 8 & 9

**SNAKE TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


message 27: by Claire (last edited May 13, 2017 09:13AM) (new)

Claire  | 285 comments **HORSE TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (listed above)
5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE SHEEP

**SHEEP TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP. Ship of Magic finished
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above)
5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover (show us the cover) OR with a character who shows one of the Sheep's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits). The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Finished

YEAR OF THE MONKEY

**MONKEY TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY. Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace, #1) by M.J. Arlidge finished
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White A Bend In The River by V.S. Naipaul finished
3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 187 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

**ROOSTER TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above)
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE DOG

**DOG TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (listed above)
5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE PIG

**PIG TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


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Good luck Claire :)


message 29: by Elaine (last edited Dec 03, 2018 12:05PM) (new)

Elaine Chinese Zodiac Challenge

Challenge Accepted: February 2, 2017 December 1, 2018 (I forgot about this one so I am restarting!)
Challenge (hopefully) Completed: November 30, 2019

Level 5: All tasks per animal

**RAT TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green
3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits)

**OX TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 391 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox. (Tell us how it fits)

**TIGER TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above)
5. Read a book about royalty OR with a character who is a titled Lord or Lady OR with a character who shows one of the Tiger's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**RABBIT TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. (listed above)
5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**DRAGON TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (listed above)
5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**SNAKE TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**HORSE TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (listed above)
5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**SHEEP TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above)
5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover (show us the cover) OR with a character who shows one of the Sheep's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**MONKEY TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 187 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**ROOSTER TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above)
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**DOG TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (listed above)
5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**PIG TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


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Welcome Elaine :)


message 31: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melissaboedigheimer) Chinese Zodiac Challenge
02/01/17 - 01/31/18

Level 5: All tasks per animal

**RAT TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green
3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits)

**OX TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 391 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox. (Tell us how it fits)

**TIGER TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above)
5. Read a book about royalty OR with a character who is a titled Lord or Lady OR with a character who shows one of the Tiger's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**RABBIT TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. (listed above)
5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**DRAGON TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (listed above)
5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**SNAKE TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**HORSE TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (listed above)
5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**SHEEP TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above)
5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover (show us the cover) OR with a character who shows one of the Sheep's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**MONKEY TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 187 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**ROOSTER TASKS**

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above)
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**DOG TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (listed above)
5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**PIG TASKS**

1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


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Welcome to the challenge Melissa :)


message 33: by Katherine (last edited Mar 03, 2017 04:46AM) (new)

Katherine | 220 comments ♡♡♡♡ Chinese Zodiac Challenge ♡♡♡♡ 2nd Feb - 3rd Feb 2018.
Level 2: 3-4 tasks per animal.

YEAR OF THE RAT (view spoiler)
YEAR OF THE OX (view spoiler)
YEAR OF THE TIGER (view spoiler)
YEAR OF THE RABBIT (view spoiler)
YEAR OF THE DRAGON (view spoiler)
YEAR OF THE SNAKE (view spoiler)
YEAR OF THE HORSE (view spoiler)
YEAR OF THE SHEEP (view spoiler)
YEAR OF THE MONKEY (view spoiler)
YEAR OF THE ROOSTER (view spoiler)
YEAR OF THE DOG (view spoiler)
YEAR OF THE PIG (view spoiler)


message 34: by Ana (new)

Ana (biblionative) | 259 comments I'm in!

Chinese Zodiac Challenge

Start Date:
Level: 3
Progress:
Date Completed:



message 35: by Diane ~Firefly~ (last edited Feb 02, 2017 04:58PM) (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 99 comments Post 1

Start Date:
Level: 1
Progress:
Date Completed:

**RAT TASKS** (YEARS: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green
*3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits)

**OX TASKS** (YEARS: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 391 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox. (Tell us how it fits)

**TIGER TASKS** (YEARS: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above)
5. Read a book about royalty OR with a character who is a titled Lord or Lady OR with a character who shows one of the Tiger's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**RABBIT TASKS** (YEARS: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. (listed above)
5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**DRAGON TASKS** (YEARS: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (listed above)
5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**SNAKE TASKS** (YEARS: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An')
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


message 36: by Diane ~Firefly~ (last edited Feb 02, 2017 04:59PM) (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 99 comments post 2
Level 1

**HORSE TASKS** (YEARS: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
*3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (listed above)
5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**SHEEP TASKS** (YEARS: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above)
5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover (show us the cover) OR with a character who shows one of the Sheep's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**MONKEY TASKS** (YEARS: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White
*3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 187 pgs)
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**ROOSTER TASKS** (YEARS: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above)
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**DOG TASKS** (YEARS: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (listed above)
5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**PIG TASKS** (YEARS: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


message 37: by Alex (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 52 comments Start Date: February 2, 2017
Level: 2
Progress:
Date Completed:

**RAT TASKS** (YEARS: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green
*3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits)

**OX TASKS** (YEARS: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 391 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox. (Tell us how it fits)

**TIGER TASKS** (YEARS: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above)
5. Read a book about royalty OR with a character who is a titled Lord or Lady OR with a character who shows one of the Tiger's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**RABBIT TASKS** (YEARS: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. (listed above)
5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**DRAGON TASKS** (YEARS: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (listed above)
5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**SNAKE TASKS** (YEARS: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An')
*2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**HORSE TASKS** (YEARS: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
*3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (listed above)
5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**SHEEP TASKS** (YEARS: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above)
5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover (show us the cover) OR with a character who shows one of the Sheep's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**MONKEY TASKS** (YEARS: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White
*3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 187 pgs)
*4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**ROOSTER TASKS** (YEARS: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above)
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**DOG TASKS** (YEARS: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (listed above)
5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

**PIG TASKS** (YEARS: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


message 38: by Karen ♐ (last edited May 12, 2017 04:47PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 882 comments Level 2: 3-4 tasks per animal - FINISHED!
Januay 22, 2017 - January 21, 2018
CHINESE ZODIAC CHALLENGE - PART ONE
YEAR OF THE RAT:(view spoiler)
Taking Heart by Wilette Youkey Caged (Mastered, #4) by Lorelei James Unbeautifully (Undeniable, #2) by Madeline Sheehan Bittersweet (True North, #1) by Sarina Bowen

YEAR OF THE OX: (view spoiler)
Exquisite Trouble (Iron Horse MC, #1) by Ann Mayburn Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, #12) by Robyn Carr Virtuous (Quantum, #1) by M.S. Force The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1) by Jane Harper

YEAR OF THE TIGER:(view spoiler)
Real Good Man (Real Duet, #1) by Meghan March Deadline by Sandra Brown Falling for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #4) by Marie Force Guilty Pleasures by Kitty Thomas

YEAR OF THE RABBIT:(view spoiler)
Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick, #0.5) by Kristen Ashley Victorious (Quantum, #3) by M.S. Force Harvest Moon (Virgin River, #13) by Robyn Carr Witness in Death (In Death, #10) by J.D. Robb

YEAR OF THE DRAGON: (view spoiler)
Officer off Limits (Line of Duty, #3) by Tessa Bailey Layers Deep (Layers Trilogy, #1) by Lacey Silks Curtis (Coyote Ridge, #1) by Nicole Edwards Identity Unknown (Tall, Dark & Dangerous, #8) by Suzanne Brockmann

YEAR OF THE SNAKE:(view spoiler)
Surrender Your Love (Surrender Your Love, #1) by J.C. Reed Judgment in Death (In Death, #11) by J.D. Robb Valorous (Quantum, #2) by M.S. Force Betrayal in Death (In Death, #12) by J.D. Robb Forever Black (Forever, #1) by Sandi Lynn


message 39: by Karen ♐ (last edited May 12, 2017 04:46PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 882 comments CHINESE ZODIAC CHALLENGE - PART TWO
YEAR OF THE HORSE: (view spoiler)
Strength & Courage (Night Horde SoCal, #1) by Susan Fanetti Tasting Paris (The Good Doctor Trilogy, #2.5) by Renea Mason The Proposal (The Proposition, #2) by Katie Ashley Broken (The Cavanaugh Brothers, #2) by Laura Wright

YEAR OF THE SHEEP:(view spoiler)
Playing with Temptation (The Players Club, #1) by Erika Wilde Stripped 2 A Ferro Family Novel (Stripped, #2) by H.M. Ward Rapturous (Quantum, #4) by M.S. Force The Truth About Him (Everything I Left Unsaid, #2) by Molly O'Keefe

YEAR OF THE MONKEY:(view spoiler)
On the Rocks (Last Call, #1) by Sawyer Bennett Veiled Innocence by Ella Frank The Proposition (The Proposition, #1) by Katie Ashley Je Suis à Toi (Monsters in the Dark, #3.5) by Pepper Winters

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER:(view spoiler)
Shockwave (Impulse, #1) by Sierra Cartwright Rocky Mountain Haven (Six Pack Ranch #2; Rocky Mountain House #2) by Vivian Arend Longing for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #7) by Marie Force Brighter Than the Sun (KGI, #11) by Maya Banks

YEAR OF THE DOG:(view spoiler)
Loving Doctor Vincent (The Good Doctor Trilogy, #3) by Renea Mason Extreme Exposure (I-Team, #1) by Pamela Clare Get Lucky (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #9) by Suzanne Brockmann The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch, #3; Harry Bosch Universe, #3) by Michael Connelly

YEAR OF THE PIG:(view spoiler)
Melting Point (Hot in Chicago, #1.5) by Kate Meader Stirred Up (Stirred Up, #1) by S.E. Hall Surviving Doctor Vincent (The Good Doctor Trilogy, #2) by Renea Mason The Return of Rafe MacKade (The MacKade Brothers, #1) by Nora Roberts


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message 41: by Kelsi (last edited Oct 23, 2017 02:01PM) (new)

Kelsi | 83 comments Chinese Zodiac Challenge
Duration: February 1, 2017 - October 20, 2017
Level 3: 5 tasks per animal
Completed: 60/60


**RAT TASKS** (YEARS: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title (in any order)
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart (2/7/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green
Kraken by China Miéville (2/9/17)
3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs)
One Foot in the Grave Night Huntress #2 (2/3/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (listed above)
Rock Chick Published 2008 (5/2/17)
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits)
Naked in Death Roarke owns his business (2/5/17)

**OX TASKS** (YEARS: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
The Museum of Extraordinary Things (10/20/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1) by Catherynne M. Valente (2/11/17)
3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 391 pgs)
Uglies Uglies #1 (2/24/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (listed above)
Soulless Published 2009 (2/17/17)
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox. (Tell us how it fits)
Daughter of the Forest 544 pages (4/18/17)

**TIGER TASKS** (YEARS: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The')
A Rogue by Any Other Name (2/16/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer (2/16/17)
3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs)
Redwall Redwall #1 (3/24/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above)
Rebecca Published 1938 (2/14/17)
5. Read a book about royalty
The Selection (3/4/17)

**RABBIT TASKS** (YEARS: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
The Bourne Identity (2/20/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red
Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) by Victoria Aveyard (2/22/17)
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
Kelly's Koffee Shop 144 pages (2/9/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. (listed above)
The Reptile Room Published 1999 (4/5/17)
5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma (3/12/17)

**DRAGON TASKS** (YEARS: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An')
Dead to You (2/23/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
Furiously Happy A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (3/2/17)
3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs)
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West The Wicked Years #1 (4/3/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (listed above)
Pure Published 2012 (2/5/17)
5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Menagerie (2/28/17)

**SNAKE TASKS** (YEARS: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An')
Eleanor & Park (2/22/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
Year of the Goose by Carly J. Hallman (3/4/17)
3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs)
Crooked Kingdom Six of Crows #2 (3/8/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above)
The Magicians' Guild Published 2001 (4/25/17)
5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Sins & Needles (2/25/17)


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Kelsi | 83 comments **HORSE TASKS** (YEARS: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
Howl's Moving Castle (2/11/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (3/22/17)
3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs)
The White Queen The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #2 (3/30/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (listed above)
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" Published 2014 (4/3/17)
5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
The Onesies, Fall (3/19/17)

**SHEEP TASKS** (YEARS: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
Station Eleven (4/6/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red
Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder (4/14/17)
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs)
Calamity Reckoners #3 (2/24/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above)
The Amulet of Samarkand Published 2003 (3/22/17)
5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover (show us the cover) OR with a character who shows one of the Sheep's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore (3/30/17)

**MONKEY TASKS** (YEARS: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
Magic Bleeds (2/27/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White
Make Peace with Your Mind How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic by Mark Coleman (3/12/17)
3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 187 pgs)
Assassin's Apprentice Farseer Trilogy #1 (4/11/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (listed above)
The Ruins of Gorlan Published 2004 (4/16/17)
5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Inferno (3/28/17)

**ROOSTER TASKS** (YEARS: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The')
Storm and Silence (3/7/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep I would have called this purple, but tineye says 61% brown... (3/12/17)
3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs)
The 5th Wave (2/10/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above)
Witch Way to Murder Published 2005 (4/12/17)
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
All the Bright Places (4/1/17)

**DOG TASKS** (YEARS: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)
1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
The Memory Keeper's Daughter (3/15/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
Angelfire (Dark Angel, #1) by Hanna Peach (5/18/17)
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
Three Years with the Rat (4/20/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (listed above)
Cherry Cheesecake Murder Published 2006 (10/2/17)
5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
The Zookeeper's Wife (2/25/17)

**PIG TASKS** (YEARS: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title (in any order).
Pippi Longstocking (8/2/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow
Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter (4/21/17)
3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs)
Magic Slays Kate Daniels #5 (3/20/17)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig. (listed above)
The Secret Garden Published 1911 (2/14/17)
5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
A Little Princess Sarah displays all of the pig's strengths (3/13/17)


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Welcome to the challenge Kelsi :)


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Mary (gator2u) Chinese Zodiac Challenge
Duration: February 4, 2017-February 3, 2018
Level 3: 5 tasks per animal
Completed: 0/60

**RAT TASKS** 0/5(view spoiler)

**OX TASKS** 0/5 (view spoiler)

**TIGER TASKS** 1/5 (view spoiler)

**RABBIT TASKS** 0/5 (view spoiler)

**DRAGON TASKS**0/5 (view spoiler)

**SNAKE TASKS** 0/5 (view spoiler)


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Mary (gator2u) Part 2

**HORSE TASKS** 0/5 (view spoiler)

**SHEEP TASKS** 0/5 (view spoiler)

**MONKEY TASKS** 0/5 (view spoiler)

**ROOSTER TASKS** 0/5 (view spoiler)

**DOG TASKS** 0/5 (view spoiler)

**PIG TASKS** 0/5 (view spoiler)


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Good luck Mary :)


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Mary (gator2u) Thanks :-)


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Kelsi | 83 comments Caroline wrote: "Welcome to the challenge Kelsi :)"

Thanks!


message 49: by Marla (last edited Jul 11, 2017 06:09PM) (new)

 Marla | 1204 comments Chinese Zodiac Challenge
Duration: 1/28/17 - 1/27/18
Level 1: 1-2 tasks per animal
Progress: 24 of 24
Completed: 4/17/17

YEAR OF THE RAT
(1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
1. Read a book with the letters R A T in the title
Sandstorm by James Rollins (2/5/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold, or Green
Untraceable (Tracers, #1) by Laura Griffin by Laura Griffin (2/20/17)
3. Read a book with the number 2 or 3 in the title OR that is 2nd or 3rd in a series OR with 2 & 3 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 325 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rat. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who owns their own business OR a character who shows one of the Rat's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits)

YEAR OF THE OX
(1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
1. Read a book with the letters O X in the title (in any order)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Purple, or Red
3. Read a book with the number 1 or 9 in the title OR that is 1st or 9th in a series OR with 1 & 9 in the total number of pages
Close Your Eyes by Iris Johansen (1/29/17) - Kendra Michaels #1
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Ox. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a rural/farm setting OR a book that is over 500 pages OR with a character who shows one of the listed strengths or weaknesses of the Ox.
Fire & Ash by Jonathan Maberry (1/28/17) ~ The Ruin is a rural setting ~ 537 pages ~ Benny is persistent, stubborn & honest

YEAR OF THE TIGER
(1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TIGER (not including 'The')
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Grey, Orange, or White
The Runaway Dolls (Doll People, #3) by Ann M. Martin by Ann M. Martin (2/8/17)
3. Read a book with the number 1, 3 or 4 in the title OR that is 1st, 3rd or 4th in a series OR with 1, 3 & 4 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 341 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Tiger. (listed above)
5. Read a book about royalty OR with a character who is a titled Lord or Lady OR with a character who shows one of the Tiger's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher (3/23/17) ~ Summer Lady

YEAR OF THE RABBIT
(1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in RABBIT (not including 'The', 'A' or 'An')
Back by Sunrise: A Young Readers Urban Fantasy by Justin Sloan (3/18/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Pink, Purple or Red
Murder at Union Station (Capital Crimes, #20) by Margaret Truman by Margaret Truman (3/12/17)
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rabbit. (listed above)
5. Read a book listed as 'romance' OR with a character who shows one of the Rabbit's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE DRAGON
(1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in DRAGON (not including 'A' or 'An')
Disney after Dark by Ridley Pearson (reread 1/28/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Gold or Silver OR with a Gold or Silver item on the cover.
3. Read a book with the number 1, 6 or 7 in the title OR that is 1st, 6th or 7th in a series OR with 1, 6 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 671 pgs)
The Gatekeeper's Sons by Eva Pohler (2/28/17) - Gatekeeper's Saga #1
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dragon. (listed above)
5. Read a book that features mythical creatures OR with a character who shows one of the Dragon's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE SNAKE
(1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SNAKE (not including 'A' or 'An')
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong (2/21/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Black, Light Yellow or Red.
3. Read a book with the number 2, 8 or 9 in the title OR that is 2nd, 8th or 9th in a series OR with 2, 8 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 298 pgs)
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop by Lee Goldberg (3/19/17) - Mr. Monk #8
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Snake. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a main character who is an artist or writer OR with a character who shows one of the Snake's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE HORSE
(1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in HORSE.
The Reckoning by Kelley Anderson (3/28/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Purple or Yellow
Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4) by Julia Quinn by Julia Quinn (3/28/17)
3. Read a book with the number 2, 3 or 7 in the title OR that is 2nd, 3rd or 7th in a series OR with 2, 3 & 7 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 327 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Horse. (listed above)
5. Read a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Horse's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE SHEEP
(1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in SHEEP.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See by Lisa See (3/4/17)
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 439 pgs)
Princess Mia by Meg Cabot (3/30/17) - Princess Diaries #9
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Sheep. (listed above)
5. Read a book that you think has a beautiful cover (show us the cover) OR with a character who shows one of the Sheep's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE MONKEY
(1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in MONKEY.
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Blue, Gold or White
3. Read a book with the number 1, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 1st, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 1, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages
Persuader by Lee Child (2/21/17) - Jack Reacher #7
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Monkey. (listed above)
Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors (3/5/17) ~ 2004
5. Read a book with a main character who is a teacher or professor OR with a character who shows one of the Monkey's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
(1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
1. Read a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in ROOSTER. (not including 'The')
The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry (4/7/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 5, 7 or 8 in the title OR that is 5th, 7th or 8th in a series OR with 5, 7 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 587 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Rooster. (listed above)
5. Read a book where the characters wear costumes (party, trick or treating etc) OR where a character oversleeps OR with a character who shows one of the Rooster's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
Winter by Marissa Meyer (3/15/17) ~ Lunar's love costumes

YEAR OF THE DOG
(1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)
1. Read a book with the letters D O G in the title (in any order).
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Green, Purple or Red.
Deity (Covenant, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout by Jennifer L. Armentrout (2/24/17)
3. Read a book with the number 3, 4 or 9 in the title OR that is 3rd, 4th or 9th in a series OR with 3, 4 & 9 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 493 pgs)
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Dog. (listed above)
5. Read a book involving wolves OR a book about friendship OR with a character who shows one of the Dog's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).
The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper (3/3/17) ~ werewolves ~ friends ~ Maggie is loyal, courageous & stubborn

YEAR OF THE PIG
(1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
1. Read a book with the letters P I G in the title
The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton (2/10/17)
2. Read a book with a cover that is (at least 50%) Brown, Gold, Grey, or Yellow
3. Read a book with the number 2, 5 or 8 in the title OR that is 2nd, 5th or 8th in a series OR with 2, 5 & 8 in the total number of pages (in any order i.e 285 pgs)
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (4/17/17) - Lunar Chronicles #5
4. Read a book published in one of the years of the Pig. (listed above)
5. Read a book with a character who has a weight problem OR with a character who shows one of the Pig's listed strengths or weaknesses. (Tell us how it fits).


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Welcome Marla :)


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