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Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments February 2017 - Earth Challenge
Duration February 1 through February 28, 2017


Focusing on the planet we live one, here is February's challenge

1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title.

2. Read a book where a character comes out of the Earth (examples: orcs, golems, zombies).

3. Read a book where the Earth is treated as a character (examples: Mother Earth, Tera, Gaia).

4. Read a book where conservation of the Earth is a central theme.

5. Read a book that is specifically about one of the 7 continents more than just a single country.

6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (examples: mountians, rivers, land).

7. Read a book where something made from the Earth is central to the story (examples: pottery, marble statue, clay houses).

8. Read a book where the characters miss the Earth, either they are in outer space or in heaven/hell.

9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air.

10. Read a book where a modern element or mineral is central to the story (examples: diamonds, salt, pearls).

This challenge was created and will be led by Kristin. Thanks Kristin!


message 2: by Cheri (last edited Mar 01, 2017 07:11PM) (new)

Cheri (jovali2) What a good challenge. Please put me down for 2.

Completed 2/2:

1) Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (5 stars) (Task 2 - a book where a character comes out of the Earth. Here, humans are "mud" who come from earth.)

2) The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (5 stars) (Task 3 - a book where the Earth is treated as a character (examples: Mother Earth, Tera, Gaia). Father Earth is a character in this book.


message 3: by Toki (new)

Toki | 2 comments Challenge accepted .......i'll go for 6..


message 4: by Amanda (last edited Feb 28, 2017 04:11PM) (new)

Amanda | 526 comments I think I'll go for 5.

5/5 -- CHALLENGE COMPLETED

✔1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
✔2. Read a book where a character comes out of the Earth (examples: orcs, golems, zombies). The Graveyard Book
3. Read a book where the Earth is treated as a character (examples: Mother Earth, Tera, Gaia).
4. Read a book where conservation of the Earth is a central theme.
✔5. Read a book that is specifically about one of the 7 continents more than just a single country. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
✔6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (examples: mountians, rivers, land). Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest
7. Read a book where something made from the Earth is central to the story (examples: pottery, marble statue, clay houses).
8. Read a book where the characters miss the Earth, either they are in outer space or in heaven/hell.
✔9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air. When Breath Becomes Air
10. Read a book where a modern element or mineral is central to the story (examples: diamonds, salt, pearls).


message 5: by Taylor C (last edited Feb 15, 2017 07:31AM) (new)

Taylor C | 454 comments .
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I'm going to go for only 1 for this challenge :)

Completed
1/1

4. Read a book where conservation of the Earth is a central theme. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


message 6: by Mie (last edited Feb 05, 2017 12:53PM) (new)

Mie | 1839 comments Sign me up for 2, please.

COMPLETE ✔️

✅ 6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (river) - Heart of Darkness ⭐️⭐️
✅ 10. Read a book where a modern element or mineral is central to the story (diamonds) - The Man in the Brown Suit ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 7: by Cindee (new)

Cindee | 63 comments I will do 4 of these


message 8: by Anna (last edited Feb 17, 2017 08:16PM) (new)

Anna Glebova (annaglebova) | 1165 comments I'm in for 5.

***COMPLETE***

1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett 02/02/2017 ★★★☆☆

2. Read a book where a character comes out of the Earth (examples: orcs, golems, zombies). The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 02/07/2017 ★★★★★

6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (examples: mountians, rivers, land). Life of Pi by Yann Martel 02/04/2017 ★★★★☆

9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 02/01/2017 ★★☆☆☆

10. Read a book where a modern element or mineral is central to the story (examples: diamonds, salt, pearls). Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 02/18/2017 ★★☆☆☆

5/5


message 9: by DJ (last edited Feb 11, 2017 06:41PM) (new)

DJ I'm going to go for 3!

1/3

1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School


message 10: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan (immortalraine) | 284 comments Neat idea! I'm going to try for 4


message 11: by Sherry (new)

Sherry (lilsherry) | 699 comments I'm in for 2


message 12: by Sam F (last edited Feb 19, 2017 09:55AM) (new)

Sam F | 1034 comments I will try 2 this month.

8. Read a book where the characters miss the Earth, either they are in outer space or in heaven/hell. - Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer


message 14: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 11 comments I'm in for 2.


message 15: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 161 comments Looks like it will be a tough one based on the books I have lined up right now. I will aim for 2.


message 16: by Debra (last edited Feb 16, 2017 02:12PM) (new)

Debra Barstad | 362 comments I'll try for 4
1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title. Salt of the Earth

2. Read a book where a character comes out of the Earth (examples: orcs, golems, zombies). Psych Ward Zombies

6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (examples: mountians, rivers, land). The Forest Bull


9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air. Like Water for Chocolate


message 17: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 3262 comments I really, really, really want to go for two for this challenge... BUT I better keep it realistic :) Please sign me up for 1


message 18: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 3262 comments Kristin wrote: "Lisa wrote: "I really, really, really want to go for two for this challenge... BUT I better keep it realistic :) Please sign me up for 1"

February is a short month! Whatever number of books you ca..."


Exactly my thought! And the books I was considering weren't short quick reads either. In the end, I'd much rather at least finish only one book than have two half-read :)
Now I just have to figure out whether it'll be The Pillars of the Earth or The Golem and the Jinni. Decisions, decisions... :)


message 19: by Jessica (last edited Feb 27, 2017 10:12AM) (new)

Jessica R. | 508 comments Please count me in for three. Thanks!

February Challenge: Earth Challenge

1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title.

2. Read a book where a character comes out of the Earth (examples: orcs, golems, zombies). - The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (Mud Man)

3. Read a book where the Earth is treated as a character (examples: Mother Earth, Tera, Gaia).

4. Read a book where conservation of the Earth is a central theme.

5. Read a book that is specifically about one of the 7 continents more than just a single country.

6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (examples: mountains, rivers, land). - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (a lake is central to the story)

7. Read a book where something made from the Earth is central to the story (examples: pottery, marble statue, clay houses).

8. Read a book where the characters miss the Earth, either they are in outer space or in heaven/hell - Death, Dying, and the Afterlife Lessons from World Cultures by Mark Berkson (multiple discussions of religions that believe in the afterlife/purgatory)

9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air.

10. Read a book where a modern element or mineral is central to the story (examples: diamonds, salt, pearls).

3/3 - COMPLETED!


message 20: by Maureen (new)

Maureen | 238 comments Trying for all 10

February 2017 - Earth Challenge
Duration February 1 through February 28, 2017

Focusing on the planet we live one, here is February's challenge

1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title.

2. Read a book where a character comes out of the Earth (examples: orcs, golems, zombies).

3. Read a book where the Earth is treated as a character (examples: Mother Earth, Tera, Gaia).

4. Read a book where conservation of the Earth is a central theme.

5. Read a book that is specifically about one of the 7 continents more than just a single country.

6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (examples: mountians, rivers, land).

7. Read a book where something made from the Earth is central to the story (examples: pottery, marble statue, clay houses).

8. Read a book where the characters miss the Earth, either they are in outer space or in heaven/hell.

9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air.

10. Read a book where a modern element or mineral is central to the story (examples: diamonds, salt, pearls).


message 21: by Anna (new)

Anna Glebova (annaglebova) | 1165 comments Update to message #10.

9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 02/01/2017 ★★☆☆☆

1/5


message 22: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa Lorenzo | 32 comments voy con 3 en este dasafio


message 23: by Arushi (new)

Arushi (arushi1) | 98 comments I'm in for 3.


message 24: by Mie (new)

Mie | 1839 comments Update msg 7: 1/2
✅ 6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (river) - Heart of Darkness ⭐️⭐️


message 25: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 3262 comments Mie wrote: "Update msg 7: 1/2
✅ 6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (river) - Heart of Darkness ⭐️⭐️"


Wow Mie, that was fast :)


message 26: by Anna (new)

Anna Glebova (annaglebova) | 1165 comments Update to message #10.

1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett 02/02/2017 ★★★☆☆

2/5


message 27: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 3262 comments Anna wrote: "Update to message #10.

✅ 1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett 02/02/2017 ★★★☆☆

2/5"


Hey Anna, I'm really impressed that you already read this if you started it on the 1st :) Did you read this book in 2 days?


message 28: by Anna (new)

Anna Glebova (annaglebova) | 1165 comments Update to message #10.

6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (examples: mountians, rivers, land). Life of Pi by Yann Martel 02/04/2017 ★★★★☆

3/5


message 30: by Maddy (last edited Feb 26, 2017 12:45PM) (new)

Maddy | 24 comments I am in for 5 books this month!
1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title.

2. Read a book where a character comes out of the Earth (examples: orcs, golems, zombies).

3. Read a book where the Earth is treated as a character (examples: Mother Earth, Tera, Gaia).

How to Date a Dragon - Mother Earth aka Gaia is actually a character in the story (Read Feb 8)

4. Read a book where conservation of the Earth is a central theme.

5. Read a book that is specifically about one of the 7 continents more than just a single country.

6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (examples: mountians, rivers, land).

The Body Finder (Read Feb 6) (mountains, woods)

7. Read a book where something made from the Earth is central to the story (examples: pottery, marble statue, clay houses).

The Dragon in the Stone (read Feb 1) (stone statues)

8. Read a book where the characters miss the Earth, either they are in outer space or in heaven/hell.
Fire and Ice (heaven and hell)

9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air.

10. Read a book where a modern element or mineral is central to the story (examples: diamonds, salt, pearls).

Aurum Dragon (Read Feb 6) Aurum - gold

The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1) by Kimberly Derting How to Date a Dragon (Flirting with Fangs Trilogy, #2) by Ashlyn Chase The Dragon in the Stone (Naughty Fairy Tales) by Doris O'Connor Aurum Dragon (Dragons of Cadia, #3) by Amelia Jade Fire and Ice by Sara York


message 31: by Rachel (last edited Feb 24, 2017 05:40PM) (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 161 comments I will be updating this post with my progress. I'm very, very bad at remembering to post separately when I complete my goal but I'll try.

1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title.

2. Read a book where a character comes out of the Earth (examples: orcs, golems, zombies).

3. Read a book where the Earth is treated as a character (examples: Mother Earth, Tera, Gaia).

4. Read a book where conservation of the Earth is a central theme.

5. Read a book that is specifically about one of the 7 continents more than just a single country.

6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (examples: mountians, rivers, land). - Everything I Never Told You. A lake plays a very important role.

7. Read a book where something made from the Earth is central to the story (examples: pottery, marble statue, clay houses).

8. Read a book where the characters miss the Earth, either they are in outer space or in heaven/hell. -Scarlet. Some of the characters are in space.

9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air.

10. Read a book where a modern element or mineral is central to the story (examples: diamonds, salt, pearls). - Again, this may be a bit of a stretch but I would say Homegoing. I read it recently, and there is a black stone necklace that is very important. I'm not sure what element/mineral it is exactly, but it is a key story element. There are also several characters who are coal miners.


message 32: by Robyn (new)

Robyn | -15 comments Put me down for 2 please!


message 33: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Rose | 258 comments Could I please try for 2.


message 34: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Rose | 258 comments I'll go for 2 please :-)

6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (examples: mountians, rivers, land). The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (Bermuda Triangle).


message 35: by Mie (last edited Feb 05, 2017 12:54PM) (new)

Mie | 1839 comments Update msg 7: 2/2 - COMPLETE ✔️
✅ 10. Read a book where a modern element or mineral is central to the story (diamonds) - The Man in the Brown Suit ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 36: by Anna (new)

Anna Glebova (annaglebova) | 1165 comments Update to message #10.

2. Read a book where a character comes out of the Earth (examples: orcs, golems, zombies). The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 02/07/2017 ★★★★★

4/5


message 37: by Sherry (last edited Feb 09, 2017 12:09AM) (new)

Sherry (lilsherry) | 699 comments 2/2 Books Completed ✔

9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air.
Flameout by Keri Arthur [Read 2/6/2017]

10. Read a book where a modern element or mineral is central to the story (examples: diamonds, salt, pearls).
The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross [Read 2/4/2017


message 38: by Nik (new)

Nik (bleepnik) | 852 comments I wasn't planning on participating in this challenge, but as I happen to have read two books that qualify, I'll list them here. =) I'm in for two, thanks!

[2/2]

08. A book in which the characters miss the Earth. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2017.02.07, ★★★★★)
09. A book with one of the ancient elements in the title. The Light Between Oceans (2017.02.09, ★★★☆☆).


message 39: by Debra (new)

Debra Barstad | 362 comments update msg 20


message 40: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 09, 2017 04:38PM) (new)

Stephanie Rose | 258 comments Update to message 45- 3. Read a book where the Earth is treated as a character (examples: Mother Earth, Tera, Gaia). The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. (Gaia)

My aim was 2 but I'll try to get more :-).


message 41: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Rose | 258 comments Kristin wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "Update to message 45- 3. Read a book where the Earth is treated as a character (examples: Mother Earth, Tera, Gaia). The Battle of the Labyrinth by [author:Rick Rio..."

Yep going to try for more. Thought 2 would be difficult but have been reading the right books at the right time for this challenge :-).


message 42: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 526 comments updated message 5
1/5

✔2. Read a book where a character comes out of the Earth (examples: orcs, golems, zombies). The Graveyard Book


message 43: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Johnson | 81 comments I will attempt to read a book for all 10 categories.


message 44: by DJ (new)

DJ Edit message 11:

1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School


message 45: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 526 comments updated message 5
2/5

✔5. Read a book that is specifically about one of the 7 continents more than just a single country. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage


message 46: by Taylor C (last edited Feb 15, 2017 07:32AM) (new)

Taylor C | 454 comments .
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Completed! :)
It sounds kind of cliche since it was the group read, but it's been on my list for a long time. I'm glad I can say I finally read it :)

update Msg 6

1/1

4. Read a book where conservation of the Earth is a central theme. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


message 47: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 526 comments updated message 5
3/5

✔9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air. When Breath Becomes Air


message 48: by Nik (new)

Nik (bleepnik) | 852 comments [3/2] (OM 60)

08. A book in which the characters miss the Earth. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2017.02.07, ★★★★★)
09. A book with one of the ancient elements in the title. The Light Between Oceans (2017.02.09, ★★★☆☆).

Latest addition:
02. A book where a character comes out of the Earth. Rebel of the Sands (2017.02.16, ★★★★☆).


message 49: by Debra (new)

Debra Barstad | 362 comments updated msg 2 finished with challenge


message 50: by Anna (new)

Anna Glebova (annaglebova) | 1165 comments Update to message #10.

***COMPLETE***

1. Read a book that has the word “Earth” in the title. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett 02/02/2017 ★★★☆☆

2. Read a book where a character comes out of the Earth (examples: orcs, golems, zombies). The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 02/07/2017 ★★★★★

6. Read a book where a landmark from the Earth that is central to the story (examples: mountians, rivers, land). Life of Pi by Yann Martel 02/04/2017 ★★★★☆

9. Read a book where one of the ancient elements is in the title of the book: clay, water, fire, or air. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 02/01/2017 ★★☆☆☆

10. Read a book where a modern element or mineral is central to the story (examples: diamonds, salt, pearls). Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 02/18/2017 ★★☆☆☆

5/5


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