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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Jan 26, 2017 09:00PM) (new)

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To be a TCF Copy Cat, you must duplicate some aspect of the chosen book.

It could be a word from the title, the author's name, something on the cover, the genre, the year it was first published, the plot, or a main character's name. The possibilities to imitate are endless.

Levels:
a bit familiar: 1-2 books
just 'inspiration': 3-4 books
too close for comfort: 5-6 books
blatant plagiarism: 7+ books
ultimate copy cat: read the book

Rules:
Duration : February 1 - 28, 2017
Books must be at least 150 pages.
You must state how your book copies this month's book.

This month's book is - The Mysterious Benedict Society
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message 2: by Agnieszka (last edited Feb 21, 2017 10:50AM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 1116 comments I'm in for February as well, most likely for blatant plagiarims :-)

Be a Copy Cat
Duration:
2/1/17 - 2/28/17
Completed: 9

1. Im Namen des Todes by J.D. Robb = Salvation in Death (In Death, #27) by J.D. Robb by J.D. Robb 4* - mystery, 400+ pages (512), Roarke (male MC) is gifted in several areas
2. Das Gesicht des Drachen by Jeffery Deaver = The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme, #4) by Jeffery Deaver by Jeffery Deaver 4* - mystery, dealing with a 'foreign world', at least two people in the book knew Morse Code :-), 400+ pages (480), male author
3. Closer Than You Think (Romantic Suspense, #16; Cincinnati, #1) by Karen Rose by Karen Rose 4* - mystery, 400+ pages (694)
4. Tödliche Verehrung (Eve Dallas) by J.D. Robb = Promises in Death (In Death, #28) by J.D. Robb by J.D. Robb 4* - mystery, 400+ pages (512), Roarke (male MC) is gifted in several areas
5. Big Rock by Lauren Blakely by Lauren Blakely 4* - MC is gifted in several areas
6. Lethal Action (Danger in the Deep South Book 1) by Rachel Dylan by Rachel Dylan 3* - mystery
7. Der faule Henker by Jeffery Deaver = The Vanished Man (Lincoln Rhyme, #5) by Jeffery Deaver by Jeffery Deaver 5* - mystery, dealing with a 'foreign world' (illusionists, circus, etc.), the perps gift for his future profession was already very visible in his childhood, 400+ pages (481), male author
8. Z notatnika stanu rzeczy by Andrzej Szczypiorski by Andrzej Szczypiorski 5* - male author, non-fiction (linked in my mind with learning or school / Polish history - my favorite subject back in Poland)
9. Morgen ist leider auch noch ein Tag by Tobi Katze by Tobi Katze 5* - male author, non-fiction (linked in my mind with learning or school)
10. Süßer Ruf des Todes: Roman=Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb ?* - mystery, 400+ pages (544), Roarke (male MC) is gifted in several areas
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This month's book is - The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart published: March 7th 2007 by Little, Brown and Company, 487 pages
MPG: mystery, YA, children, fantasy, adventure

"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?"
Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.

Book ideas:
Dauntless, Alexis Stanton series, Circle of Spies, Die Hütte, Zdrada Bourne'a, Safe Havens: Shadow Masters, Last Night in Montreal, The Cactus Creek Challenge, The Scent of Lilacs, A Matter of Trust, Cuts Like a Knife, Never Say Never (Dooley), A Twist of Faith

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message 3: by NayNay (last edited Feb 11, 2017 11:48AM) (new)

NayNay Be a Copy Cat
Duration:
February 1/17 - February 28/17

Levels: just 'inspiration': 3-4 books

This month's book is - The Mysterious Benedict Society

1. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton The House at Riverton by Kate Morton 02/08/17 *** MYSTERY
2. If I Can't Have You Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen If I Can't Have You by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris 02/09/17 *** MYSTERY
3. The Night Bird (Frost Easton, #1) by Brian Freeman The Night Bird by Brian Freeman 02/10/17 **** MYSTERY
4. Nothing To Fear (Romantic Suspense, #4; Chicago, #3) by Karen Rose Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose 02/11/17 **** MYSTERY


message 4: by Sam (last edited Feb 12, 2017 10:47AM) (new)

Sam | 587 comments Be a Copy Cat - February 2017
Duration: 2/1/17-2/12/17
Level: blatant plagiarism: 7+ books
This month's book is - The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

1. Hush, Hush- Becca Fitzpatrick- 2/2/17 (#1 in series, MPG young adult)
2. House of Whispers (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, #5) by J.L. Bryan House of Whispers- J.L. Bryan- 2/4/17 (building on cover, MPG fantasy)
3. Let Me Call You Sweetheart- Mary Higgins Clark- 2/6/17 (MPG mystery)
4. The Hundredth Man- Jack Kerley- 2/7/17 (first in series, MPG mystery)
5. Just Take My Heart- Mary Higgins Clark- 2/9/17 (MPG mystery)
6. The Neverending Story- Michael Ende- 2/10/17 (MPG fiction, fantasy, childrens, adventure, young adult)
7. Cinder- Marissa Meyer- 2/12/17 (first in series, MPG young adult, fantasy)


message 5: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Feb 18, 2017 07:36AM) (new)

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I'm in.
Duration: 2/1/17-2/28/17
Level: too close for comfort: 4/6

1. The Chemist 2/2/17 ***
both books are long (400+ pages)

2. Midnight Bayou 2/7/17 ***
an old house plays a big part in the story

3. Drops of Gold 2/16/17 ****
trees on both covers

4. Creature of Habit: Book One 2/18/17 **
also first in a series

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message 6: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 25, 2017 10:10AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1844 comments Be A Copy Cat - February 2017
Level: blatant plagiarism: 7+ books

READ: 8/8

✔1. A Harvest of Bones - Yasmine Galenorn (4 word title) 2/8
✔2. Yours, Mine, and Ours - Mary Janice Davidson (4 word title) 2/19
✔3. White Lion's Lady - Tina St. John (banner on cover) 2/22
✔4. The Storm - Clive Cussler (villain wants to take over the world) 2/15
✔5. 2066 - Peter Brandt (fantasy) 2/23
✔6. The Edinburgh Dead - Brian Ruckley (mystery) 2/23
✔7. The Murder of King Tut - James Patterson (mystery) 2/10
✔8. Scarecrow - Matthew Reilly (adventure) 2/4
✔9. The Chase - Clive Cussler *(mystery) 2/7
A Harvest of Bones (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #4) by Yasmine Galenorn Yours, Mine, and Ours (Cadence Jones, #2) by MaryJanice Davidson White Lion's Lady (Warrior, #1) by Tina St. John The Storm (NUMA Files, #10) by Clive Cussler 2066 by Peter A. Brandt The Edinburgh Dead by Brian Ruckley The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson Scarecrow (Shane Schofield, #3) by Matthew Reilly The Chase (Isaac Bell, #1) by Clive Cussler

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 7: by Alison (Lady Coffin) (last edited Feb 12, 2017 01:06AM) (new)

Alison (Lady Coffin) S | 1329 comments Completed 9 of 7+ = "blatant plagiarism" & trying for "ultimate copy cat": read the book

Duration : February 1 - 28, 2017
It could be a word from the title, the author's name, something on the cover, the genre, the year it was first published, the plot, or a main character's name. The possibilities to imitate are endless.
MATCH: The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart & Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 487 pages, Published March 7th, 2007 by Little, Brown, and Company (first pub 2007) Book Characters: Reynie Muldoon, Sticky Washington, Kate Wetherall, Constance Contraire, Mr. Benedict, Rhonda Kazembe, Number Two, Miss Perumal
MP Genres: Mystery, Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Children's & Adventure

1 ~ MP Fiction & both Literary Award winners ~ The Underground Railroad done 2-1-17
2 ~ both authors have double letters in name ~ Scrappy Little Nobody done 2-3-17
3 ~ MP YA, MP Fantasy & page count in 400's ~ The Girl from Everywhere done 2-4-17
4 ~MP Mystery, MP Fiction, bird on cover & both in series ~ A Catered Wedding done 2-5
5 ~ MP Fiction, MP Mystery, MC not an adult ~ The Elephant Keepers' Children done 2-4
6 ~ MP Fiction, MP Fantasy & in series ~ So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish done 2-6
7 ~ MP Fantasy, MP Mystery & in series ~ Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet done 2-8-17
8 ~ MP Mystery, MP Fantasy, MP Fiction, trees on cover & in series ~ Gem of a Ghost done 2-10-17
9 ~ MP Fantasy, Literary Award winner & 1st in a series ~ Halfway to the Grave done 2-10-17

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1) by Heidi Heilig A Catered Wedding (A Mystery With Recipes) by Isis Crawford The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Høeg So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, #4) by Douglas Adams Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones Gem of a Ghost (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, #3) by Sue Ann Jaffarian Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost


message 8: by Alison (Lady Coffin) (last edited Jan 27, 2017 01:46AM) (new)

Alison (Lady Coffin) S | 1329 comments Lanelle wrote: "To be a TCF Copy Cat, you must duplicate some aspect of the..."

Lanelle, your dates for this show "January 1 - 31, 2017" not February
:-)


message 9: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 12892 comments Mod
I've fixed it. Thanks, Alison.


message 10: by KritikaB (last edited Feb 20, 2017 03:46AM) (new)

KritikaB | 22 comments My first time!! I'll give it a try.
Be A Copy Cat - February 2017
This month's book is - The Mysterious Benedict Society
4/4 Read

Levels: just 'inspiration': 3-4 books
1. Hunted - 1st book in the series
2. Dawn Study - Young adult & Fantasy
3. The Keeper - 4 Words in the series name
4. Mortal Danger - Book name starts with 'M'

Hunted (Forever Faire #1) by Hazel Hunter Dawn Study (Soulfinders, #3; Study, #6) by Maria V. Snyder The Keeper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #8) by J.L. Bryan Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi, #2) by Eileen Wilks


message 11: by Wendi (last edited Mar 27, 2017 01:45PM) (new)

Wendi | 65 comments February Challenge | Be a Copy Cat


Duration : February 1 - 31, 2017
Level: too close for comfort: 5-6 books
Completed: 5/5

This month's book is - The Mysterious Benedict Society

✔1. Mark of the Demon | Diana Rowland (4 word title) - Feb 2 - ★★★☆☆
✔2. Fear Nothing | Lisa Gardner (Mystery) - Feb 19 - ★★★★★
✔3. Find Her | Lisa Gardner (Mystery) - Feb 20 - ★★★★☆
✔4. Crash & Burn | Lisa Gardner (Yellow on cover) - Feb 21 - ★★★★☆
✔5. Elusion | Claudia Gabel (Yellow on cover) - Feb 8 - ★★★☆☆
Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) by Diana Rowland Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky Fear Nothing (Detective D.D. Warren, #7) by Lisa Gardner Find Her (Detective D.D. Warren, #8) by Lisa Gardner Crash & Burn (Tessa Leoni, #3) by Lisa Gardner Elusion (Elusion, #1) by Claudia Gabel


message 12: by Lily (last edited Mar 12, 2017 10:53AM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 182 comments The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Benedict Society #1
Published March 2007


13/13 ~ finished Feb 26th

4 word title:
Have a Little Faith by Diana McKinley ~ 2/26/17 ~ 4★
Love is a Stranger by John Wiltshire ~ 2/17/17 ~ 4★
Out in the Blue by Kelly Jensen ~ 2/3/17 ~ 3★
Prince of the Playhouse by Tara Lain ~ 2/21/17 ~ 3.5★
Traditions from the Heart by Bru Baker ~ 2/3/17 ~ 3★

3 name author:
Feat of Clay by Susan Mac Nicol ~ 2/14/17 ~ 3.5★
Rhythm of Us by Aimee Nicole Walker ~ 2/22/17 ~ 4★
Wood by Jordan Castillo Price ~ 2/2/17 ~ 3.5★

1st in series:
Bombs and Guacamole by B.A. Tortuga ~ 2/5/17/17 ~ 3.5★
Clockwork Heart by Heidi Cullinan ~ 2/13/17 ~ 3.5★
Escaping in Oz by Aria Grace ~ 2/3/17 ~ 3★

Published 2007:
My Fair Captain by J.L. Langley ~ 2/18/17 ~ 5★

Published in March:
Unchaste by Mia Watts ~ 2/4/17 ~ 2★


message 13: by Jonquil (last edited Feb 25, 2017 02:36PM) (new)

Jonquil | 693 comments Be a Copy Cat - February 2017
150 pages

just 'inspiration': 3-4 books

6/4
DONE

secret society The Shut Mouth Society 2/16
building on cover
The Guests on South Battery (Tradd Street, #5) by Karen White The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett Scheduled to Death (A Maggie McDonald Mystery, #2) by Mary Feliz Goodbye, Ms. Chips (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #12) by Dorothy Cannell
kids solve stuff Into the Lion's Den 2/21


message 14: by Brindi Michele (last edited Mar 03, 2017 10:46AM) (new)

Brindi Michele | 156 comments Be a Copy Cat
Duration: February 1/17 - February 28/17

Level: blatant plagiarism: 7+ books

This month's book is -
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
pp. 487; published: March 7th 2007 by Little, Brown and Company; genres: mystery, YA, children, fantasy, adventure

Always on My Mind (Lucky Harbor, #8) by Jill Shalvis Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis 2/4/17 (small town setting)

Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay, #3) by Jill Shalvis Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis 2/9/17 (small town setting)

Once in a Lifetime (Lucky Harbor #9) by Jill Shalvis Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis 2/14/17 (small town setting)

One Minute till Bedtime 60-Second Poems to Send You off to Sleep by Kenn Nesbitt One Minute till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You off to Sleep 2/19/17 (juvenile)

March Book Three (March, #3) by John Lewis March: Book Three by John Lewis 2/21/17 (people on the cover)

It's in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor, #10) by Jill Shalvis It's in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis 2/23/17 (small town setting)

Snack Girl to the Rescue! A Real-Life Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Healthy with 100 Recipes Under 400 Calories by Lisa Cain Snack Girl to the Rescue!: A Real-Life Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Healthy with 100 Recipes Under 400 Calories by Lisa Cain 2/26/17 (yellow book cover background)

He's So Fine (Lucky Harbor, #11) by Jill Shalvis He's So Fine by Jill Shalvis 2/28/17 (small town)


message 15: by Marla (last edited Mar 04, 2017 09:46PM) (new)

 Marla | 787 comments Be a Copy Cat
Duration: 2/1/17 - 2/28/17
Level: just 'inspiration' (3-4 books)
Progress: 7 of 3 books

The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, p. 487
published: March 7th 2007 by Little, Brown and Company
genres: mystery, YA, children, fantasy, adventure

1. Sandstorm by James Rollins (2/5/17) - Sigma Force #1 ~ adventure mystery
2. The Runaway Dolls by Ann M. Martin (2/8/17) - Doll People #3 ~ children's fantasy adventure
3. Untraceable by Laura Griffin (2/20/17) ~ mystery
4. Persuader by Lee Child (2/21/17) ~ mystery
5. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong (2/21/17) ~ trilogy
6. Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout (2/24/17) ~ fantasy
7. The Gatekeeper's Sons by Eva Pohler (2/28/17) ~ fantasy


message 16: by NayNay (new)

NayNay Finished my challenge...happy reading!

Be a Copy Cat
Duration:
February 1/17 - February 28/17

Levels: just 'inspiration': 3-4 books

This month's book is - The Mysterious Benedict Society

1. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton The House at Riverton by Kate Morton 02/08/17 *** MYSTERY
2. If I Can't Have You Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen If I Can't Have You by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris 02/09/17 *** MYSTERY
3. The Night Bird (Frost Easton, #1) by Brian Freeman The Night Bird by Brian Freeman 02/10/17 **** MYSTERY
4. Nothing To Fear (Romantic Suspense, #4; Chicago, #3) by Karen Rose Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose 02/11/17 **** MYSTERY


message 17: by Sam (new)

Sam | 587 comments Finished!!

Be a Copy Cat - February 2017
Duration: 2/1/17-2/12/17
Level: blatant plagiarism: 7+ books
This month's book is - The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

1. Hush, Hush- Becca Fitzpatrick- 2/2/17 (#1 in series, MPG young adult)
2. House of Whispers (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, #5) by J.L. Bryan House of Whispers- J.L. Bryan- 2/4/17 (building on cover, MPG fantasy)
3. Let Me Call You Sweetheart- Mary Higgins Clark- 2/6/17 (MPG mystery)
4. The Hundredth Man- Jack Kerley- 2/7/17 (first in series, MPG mystery)
5. Just Take My Heart- Mary Higgins Clark- 2/9/17 (MPG mystery)
6. The Neverending Story- Michael Ende- 2/10/17 (MPG fiction, fantasy, childrens, adventure, young adult)
7. Cinder- Marissa Meyer- 2/12/17 (first in series, MPG young adult, fantasy)


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