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Kim. E. | 254 comments Since I made a mistake the first time setting this up, this is my organizational log to keep track of all the challenges I can't keep away!


message 2: by Kim. E. (last edited Aug 20, 2017 12:20PM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments List of Challenges & Status All LIsted Updated as of 7/6/17

Monthly
August Judge A Book By Its Cover 2/6 on 8/12
Tribute to Glen Campbell - 8/12 - 9/12 0/10 on 8/12
Color of Month - Green 8/15 - 9/15

Two Months
Summer Bingo 7/1 - 8/31 have 3 bingos on

Quarterly
A Trip Down memory Lane - 1998 (7/1 - 9/30) 9/15 as of 8/12
'Twas the Night Before School (8/15 - 11/15)


Semi - Annual
TLC Oh, The Places You'll Go ends 1/31/18 as of 8/13
BFTP: Disney Movie Scavenger Hunt ends 12/1 as of 8/13
My Favorite Toys 7/1 - 12/31 as of 8/12
Annual Academy Awards 8/15 - 1/14

Calendar Year 1/1/17 - 12/31/17
A - Z Covers Challenge 16/26
TLC A - Z Locations 2017 16/26
TLC A to Z Genre 11/26

Mixed Date Year
The Owl & The Pussycat 9/18 ends 3/31 as of 8/13
Crazy Color Challenge as of 8/12
TLC Crazy Celebrations Challenge 4/1 - 3/31 as of 8/17
BFTP: Disney Non-Princess Challenge 5/1 - 4/30
It's My Party 5/1 - 4/30 as of 8/13
You Called Me What? 2/1 - 1/31
BFTP: The Romance Genre Challenge 7/1 - 6/30
Literature Map Challenge 8/12 - 8/11
Bands and Books as of 8/11
Fascinating Fun Facts...Presidents/First Ladies

Open Ended
TLC A to Z Animals Spell
TLC When I Grow Up
Get Your Kicks on Route 66
TLC 50 State Challenge
TLC Fascinating Fun Facts ...About U.S. Presidents & First Ladies
TLC Back to College
TLC The Extreme Jelly Bean Challenge
TLC Reading The Rainbow

Time Ended
A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1986 8/15

Completed
Reading the Seasons - Spring ACHIEVED
A trip Down Memory Lane- 1977 ACHIEVED
July Scavenger Hunt - COMPLETED
TLC Back to School(2.0) COMPLETED
TLC Junk Food Day- 16oz or More? (2.0) COMPLETED


message 3: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 06, 2017 11:13PM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments A Trip Down Memory Lane- 1986
Duration: 4/1/17 - 6/30/17
Status: 8/15


TASKS

1. Most watched TV show– The Cosby Show
Read a book where family plays a major part.
Michelle Obama: A Life 4/17/17 discusses family throughout

2. Best selling single (US) – That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne & Friends
Read a book with a group of friends as the main characters.
Come Sundown 6/26/17

3. Best selling album (UK) – True Blue - Madonna
Read a book with a blue cover (please post the cover)
One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline 6/7/17

4. Most popular film – Top Gun
Read a book that features a pilot character OR where someone travels in a plane.

5. Best selling book – It - Stephen King
Read a scary book.
All the Missing Girls 6/17/17

6. Celebrities of the year – Janet Jackson / Tom Cruise / Don Johnson / Kim Basinger
Read a book by an author who shares a first or last name with one of these people.

7. Born this year – Jun 13th - Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen - (Actress twins)
Read a book involving twins.

8. Died this year – Apr 24th - Wallis Simpson - (Wife of Edward, Duke of Windsor)
Read a book about forbidden love.
Romeo and Juliet 4/30/17

IN THE NEWS

9. Feb 17th - Nine countries, including the UK, sign the Single European Act at Luxembourg.
Read a book set in Europe.
The Taming of the Shrew 4/30/17

10. May 25th - The 'Hands Across America' charity event is staged.
Read a book that has hands on the cover (please post the cover)

11. July 5th-20th – The first Goodwill Games are held in Moscow.
Read a book with a character who is an athlete.
Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny 4/25/17

12. July 23rd - Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
Read a book that features a wedding.

13. Oct 27th - The Australian TV soap Neighbours is launched on BBC1.
Read a book set in Australia OR written by an Australian author.

14. Oct - Brian Jacques' children's fantasy novel Redwall, first in the eponymous series is published.
Read a fantasy OR children's book.
Anne of Green Gables 5/22/17

15. A full survey is carried out of Loch Ness in Scotland hoping to find proof that 'Nessie' exists. No proof is found.
Read a book that features a mythical creature.


message 4: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 06, 2017 11:53PM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments Reading the Seasons - Spring
Duration: Mar 1st 2017 - May 31st 2017

Total Points: 22

5-10 points - Super Seasonal
11-20 points - Spring Fling
21+ points - Beautiful Blossoms


TASKS

1. Read a book published in March, April or May of any year (Bonus: published in March, April or May 2017)

News of the World by Paulette Jiles Pub: 3/11/16 Comp: 3/4/17

Redemption Road 4/11/17 Pub: 5/3/16

2. Read a book set in March, April or May



3. Read a book with the letters F O O L somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Fool' in order in the title, so Fool, Foolish, Fooled e


4. Read a book with a Spring related word in the title (Bonus: 'Blossom' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of spring. This can be as simple as a pastel coloured cover. (Bonus: Flowers or baby animal on cover - lamb etc) - Show us the cover.

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly by Martha Hall Kelly Comp: 3/31/17 Lilacs on the cover

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery 5/22/17

6. Spring Break - Read a book with the words 'spring break' somewhere in the text. - Tell us the sentence and location/page number

Michelle Obama: A Life 4/17/17 page 84 "During spring break one year, they went on a ski trip with a Jewish student group."

7. Spring Break - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Florida)

The Girls 3/30/17 (California)

Dark Matter 4/25/17 (Illinois)

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 5/28/17 (Ohio)

8. Saint Patrick – Read a book with an Irish character. (Bonus: St Patrick's Day is mentioned in the story - Tell us the sentence and location/page number)

Dubliners by James Joyce Comp: 3/30/17 A series of short stories all set in Ireland

9. Saint Patrick - Read a book with a green cover - Show us the cover

10. Easter Egg Hunt - Read a book where someone searches for something - Tell us what they're looking for

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Comp: 3/21/17 The family leaves one state to move to another searching for work during the depression

Peter Pan 4/28/17 searching for his shadow

11. Easter - Read a book with chocolate on the cover (Bonus: Easter eggs on cover - Show us the cover)

12. April Fool's Day - Read a book where someone plays a prank. (Bonus: An April Fools prank)

13. May Day - Read a book where someone needs rescuing - Tell us how

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride Comp: 3/31/17 The mother lives in a Jewish household where she is being forced to do many things she shouldn't need to and is being severely mistreated

I've Got to Talk to Somebody, God 3/20/17 Entire book is woman/mother/wife asking God for help with everything from how terrible she feels about yelling at her child to being upset over an unwanted child to dealing with jealousy

14. Mothers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a mother.

Impossible by Danielle Steel Comp: 3/15/17 Main character, Sasha has a son and a daughter

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 5/26/17 MC is mother Abigail

15. Mothers Day - Read a book with the word Mother, Mum, Mummy or Mom in the title. (in order)

16. St Davids Day (Wales) - Read a book with a character OR author called David (Bonus: also set in Wales)

17. St Georges Day (England) - Read a book set in England OR that features a dragon (Bonus: set in England AND features a dragon)

The Hobbit, Prequel to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy  by J.R.R. Tolkien by J.R.R. Tolkien Comp: 4/4/17 Note: I read the Audible version but having trouble accessing the edition, but has a large dragon on the cover spouting fire

Now You See Me 4/9/17 set in London

18. Memorial Day (US) - Read a book with a character in the military.

19. Patriot's Day (US) - Read a historical book. (Bonus: Set in
1700s)

The Underground Railroad 4/24/17

20. Read a book from one of these listopias - Great Debut Novels, Best Debut Chick-Lit


message 5: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 06, 2017 11:59PM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments A trip Down Memory Lane- 1977
Duration: January 1 - March 31, 1977


Completed Status: 10/15

Tasks:

1. Most watched TV show- Laverne & Shirley
Read a book that features room mates

The Girls by Emma Cline 3/30/17 3 stars Two of the female MC share a room

2. Best selling single (US)- Tonight's the Night by Rod Stewart
Read a book with a night scene on the cover


3. Best-selling Album (US)- Fleetwood Mac- Rumours
Read a book where someone starts or hears a rumor


4. Most popular film- Star Wars
Read a sci-Fic book OR a book featuring a war

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 3/31/17 5 stars WWII


5. Best selling Book- The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
Read a fantasy book

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by John Tiffany 2/10/17 4 stars


6. Celebrities of the Year- Burt Reynolds/Diane Keaton/Donna Summer/David Soul
Read a book by an author who shares a first or last name with one of these people


7. Born this year- January 14th- Orlando Bloom (actor)
Read a book with a main character who has an unusual name

The Color Purple by Alice Walker 2/24/17 4 stars MC named Shug


8. Died this year- August 16th- Elvis Presley
Read a book with a character who is an actor or singer (or both)


IN THE NEWS
9. January 20th- Jimmy Carter's first day in office. Before becoming president he was a peanut farmer.
Read a book set on a farm/ with a rural setting

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 3/21/17 5 stars

10. April 2nd- Red Rum won the Grand National for the 3rd time
Read a book that is the 3rd in a series

The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen. 3rd in Rizzoli & Isles series 1/28/17


11. June 7th- Queen Eluzabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee
Read a book with something silver on the cover

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood by Margaret Atwood 2/27/17


12. June 10th- The first Apple II computers went on sale
Read a book where someone uses a computer


13. July 13th- 14th- New York City Blackout
Read a book set in New York

Bossypants by Tina Fey 2/17/17


14. August- The Brazilian Island of Colares was visited by mysterious flying objects.
Read a book where something mysterious happens

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 2/16/17 only one person on board a cruiser hears a sound that sounds like someone was thrown overboard but no one is missing


15. December 1st- Nickeldeon Channel ( originally named "Pinwheel ") launched.
Read a children's or Young Adult Book Who Is Michelle Obama? by Megan Stine 2/3/17


message 6: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 12:16AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Back to School(2.0)
Duration: February 1 - August 1, 2017
Status: 24/30 Completed 10 subjects 7/6/17

♦Choose your level
Kindergarten: 1-3 subjects
Elementary: 4-6 subjects
Jr. High: 7-9 subjects
High School: 10-12 subjects
College: 13-15 subjects

So if you do the college level you will be reading 30 books.


Reading
♦Read any fiction book The Girls 3/30/17
♦Read any non-fiction book First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies 2/24/17

Mathematics
♦Read a book with a number in the title The Woman in Cabin 10 2/16/17
♦Read a book that is part of a series Now You See Me 4/9/17

Chemistry
♦Read a book with a witch/wizard/alchemist Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 2/10/17
♦Read a romance Impossible by Danielle Steel 3/15/17

Biology
♦Read a book with a doctor Lilac Girls 3/31/17
♦Read a book with a shapeshifter

Political Science/Government
♦Read a book with a lawyer Michelle Obama: A Life 4/17/17
♦Read a book with a law enforcement officer Redemption Road 4/11/17

Acting/Drama
♦Read a book a book that has been made into a movie The Handmaid's Tale 2/27/17
♦Read a book with an actor/actress Bossypants by Tina Fey 2/17/17

Choir/Band
♦Read a book with a professional singer
♦Read a book with a character who plays an instrument The Color Purple 2/24/17

Writing
♦Read a book with a writer/author The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother 3/31/17
♦Read a new to you author The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 4/4/17

Physical Education
♦Read a book involving sports
♦Read a book with an athletic looking person on the cover Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny 4/25/17

American History
♦Read a book set in the USA The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 3/21/17
♦Read a book set that takes place during the Civil War or a western The Underground Railroad 4/24/17

History
♦Read a historical book
♦Read a book where the main characters have a history together It Ends with Us 2/19/17

Art
♦Read a book with an artist Impossible 3/15/17
♦Read a book with a cover that is a work of art News of the World by Paulette Jiles by Paulette Jiles 3/4/17

Computer Science
♦Read a sci-fi book Dark Matter 4/25/17
♦Read a book where a character uses a computer Ready Player One 5/28/17 OAsis

Lunch/Recess
♦Read a book involving food
♦Read a guilty pleasure

Detention
♦Read a book with a bad boy/girl All the Missing Girls 6/17/17
♦Read a book involving a crime The Lovely Bones 5/26/17


message 7: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 12:49AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Junk Food Day- 16oz or More? (2.0)
Duration: February 1 - August 1. 2017
Status: 16/27 Drinks Filled: 2-64 ounces, 4-24 ounces, 2-16 ounces, 1-needs help

Is it soda, pop or soda pop? Coke or Pepsi? Whichever you prefer here is a challenge you can really drink in.

Rules:Read a book for each item, Audio, e-books, re-reads and novellas are allowed.
Duration: 6 months from start date
Levels:
16 ounces: 1 book from each soda type
24 ounces: 2 books from each soda type
64 Ounces: 3 books from each soda type

Cola: (3/3)
XCoke: Read a book from an author you are addicted to.
The Pearl by John Steinbeck 2/2/17
XPepsi: Read a book with a “peppy” character.
Anne of Green Gables 5/22/17
XRC Cola: Read a book with an author or character who has the initials R.C. Diminished Capacity by Robert Clarence Swanson 6/5/17

Diet: (1/3)
Coke Zero: Read a book that is a prequel.
XPepsi one: Read a first in series. One for the Money 2/21/17
Diet Rite: Read a novella (less than 200 pages)

"Pepper"-style
Dr. Pepper: Read a book with a character with a PHD
Pibb Xtra: Read a book that is an extra in a series (half step books)
Dr Slice: Read a book from a series/or trilogy that is done being written.

Orange : (2/3)
Tropicana Twister: Read a book set in a tropical location.
XMinute Maid: Read a book with a virgin character.
One Perfect Lie 6/7/17
XCrush: Read a book with a character you have a book-crush on.
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World 5/31/17 (Dewey of course)

Lemon/Lime: (2/3)
Sprite: Read a book with some kind of fae.
X7 up: Read a book in a series that is #7 or above.
Witness in Death 5/30/17 #10
XSierra Mist:Read a book with water on the cover. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 2/16/17

Other citrus flavors: (2/3)
XMellow Yellow: Read a book with a yellow cover Impossible by Danielle Steel 3/15/17
XMountain Dew: Read a book set in a mountainous region.
Come Sundown 6/26/17
Sun Drop: Read a book with a sun or other heat source on the cover

Ginger ale: (1/3)
Seagram's Ginger Ale: Read a book that takes place near the sea.
XCanada Dry: Read a book set in Canada or written by a Canadian author. Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery 5/22/17
Patio: "Dances with flavor" Read a book with a dancer or a character goes to a dance.

Root beer: (2/3)
XBarq’s: Read a book with a character who has “bite”.
All the Missing Girls 6/17/17 MC
XMug Root Beer: Read a book where something is stolen.
In the Woods 7/1/17 trowel stolen
A&W Root Beer: Read a book where the author or a character’s initials are A.W.

Sports drinks: (3/3)
XGatorade: Read a book set in the south (near the gators)
Redemption Road 4/11/17 North Carolina
XPowerade: Read a book with a character with a special power.
Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book 5/31/17
XAll Sport: Read a book with a character who is an athlete.
Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny 4/25/17


message 8: by Kim. E. (last edited Apr 07, 2017 06:49AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments A-Z of Covers Challenge

For this challenge we are going to read the alphabet using items on the covers of our books.

Goal: Read 26 books, each one with an item on the cover that begins with a different letter of the alphabet.

EXAMPLE

A - Apple - The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
B - Books - Matilda by Roald Dahl
C - Candle - The Christmas Killer by Jim Gallows

*For Q, U, X, Y and Z, the item only needs to have that letter somewhere in it.

EXAMPLE

X - Fox - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Duration: 1/1/17 - 31/12/17

RULES

*Please post your covers so we can see your items
*Each book may only be used for one letter
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*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 we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge!


message 9: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 12:52AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments A - Z Covers Challenge
Duration: 1/1/17 - 12/31/17
Status: 16/26


A-
B- Bridge Now You See Me (Lacey Flint, #1) by Sharon Bolton 4/9/17
C- Church Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery 5/22/17
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F- Fingers Loving vs. Virginia A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell 1/6/17
G- Gloves First Women The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower 2/24/17
H- Horse News of the World by Paulette Jiles 3/4/17
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J- Jalopy The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 3/21/17
K- Kitty Cat A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 2/28/17
L- Lips The Girls by Emma Cline 3/30/17
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N- neck tie Bossypants by Tina Fey 2/17/17
O- ocean The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 2/16/17
P- Pirate Ship Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie 4/28/17
Q- Quilt The Complete Collected Poems by Maya Angelou 4/30/17
R- Ride (Ferris) All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda 6/17/17
S- Spider Webs Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 5/9/17
T- Trees In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French 7/1/17
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W- Woods Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones 1/27/17
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message 10: by Kim. E. (last edited Apr 07, 2017 06:53AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments A-Z of Locations Challenge

For this challenge we are going to read the alphabet using the settings of our books.

Goal: Read 26 books, each one with a setting that begins with a different letter of the alphabet.

*The majority of the book should be set in the location to count.*

You may use the names of countries, states, counties, cities or towns. Fictional settings are allowed.

EXAMPLE

A - Australia - The Alphabet Sisters - Monica McInerney
B - Brighton, England - Dead Simple - Peter James
C - California, USA - X - Sue Grafton

*For Q, X, Y and Z, the location only needs to have that letter somewhere in it's name.

EXAMPLE

X - Texas

Duration: 1/1/17 - 31/12/17

RULES

*Each book may only be used for one letter
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*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 we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge!


message 11: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 12:56AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC A - Z Locations 2017
Duration: January 1st, 2017 - December 31st, 2017
Status: 16/ 26

A - Alabama Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley 1/14/17
B - Boston It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover 2/19/17
C - California The Girls by Emma Cline 3/30/17
D - Dublin Dubliners by James Joyce 3/30/17
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G - Georgia The Color Purple by Alice Walker 2/24/17
H - Hogwarts Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by John Tiffany 2/10/17
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L - Lublin, Poland Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 3/31/17
M - Madison, Indiana Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones 1/27/17
N - North Carolina Redemption Road by John Hart 4/11/17
O - Oklahoma The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 3/21/17
P - Paris Impossible by Danielle Steel 3/15/17
Q - Queens, New York The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride 3/31/17
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S - Sweden A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 2/28/17
T- Trenton, NJ One For The Money by Janet Evanovich 2/21/17
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V - Virginia Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell 1/6/17
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X - Texas News of the World by Paulette Jiles 3/4/17
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message 12: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 01:01AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC A to Z Genre
Duration: 1/1/17 - 12/31/17
Status: 11/26

A - Animals Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World 5/31/17
B - Biography/Memoir
C - Contemporary Come Sundown 6/26/17
D - Dystopia Ready Player One 5/28/17
E - Erotica
F - Fiction Redemption Road 4/11/17
G - Genealogy
H - Historical Fiction The Underground Railroad 4/24/17
I - Illness
J - Juvenile
K
L - Legal Procedural
M - Mystery One Perfect Lie 6/7/17
N - Nonfiction
O
P - Psychology Diminished Capacity 6/5/17
Q - Wild Card
R - Romance Romeo and Juliet 4/30/17
S - Suspense In the Woods 7/1/17
T - Thriller All the Missing Girls 6/17/17
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V - Violence
W - War
X
Y - Young Adult The Lovely Bones 5/26/17
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message 13: by Kim. E. (last edited Apr 07, 2017 07:02AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments Gem of a Book- Spell Out Gemstones
Start Date: 1/1/17
End Date: ?

To complete this challenge you will need to *spell out all 12 months of the year and the birthstones associated with them. Where more than one birthstone is listed for a month, you may choose which one to spell out (or try for them all!)

*SPELL OUT RULES

For this challenge you can use:

Book titles ('the', 'an' and 'a' can be ignored)
Authors initials
Series names (first letter)
Main character first or last names ((view spoiler))

SPELL OUT EXAMPLE:

B - Elizabeth Bennett - Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (main character name)
O - Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (title)
O - On Dublin Street - Down London Road - Samantha Young (series name)
K - Misery - Stephen King (author last name)

Duration: Open Ended

RULES

*Each book may only be used for one letter
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*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 we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge!


Months and Birthstones

January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine, Bloodstone
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl, Moonstone
July - Ruby
August - Peridot, Sardonyx
September - Sapphire
October - Opal, Tourmaline
November - Topaz, Citrine
December - Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite

BONUS: (optional) - Read one book for each month with a cover that matches the colour of the birthstone.


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message 15: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 01:11AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments Gem of a Book- Part Two (of 3)
Start Date: 1/1/17
End Date: ?


May- Emerald
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L - The Lovely Bones 5/26/17
D - Diminished Capacity 6/5/17

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July- Ruby
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B - Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book 5/31/17
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August- Peridot
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G- The Grapes of Wrath 3/21/17
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message 16: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 01:12AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments Gem of a Book- Part Three
Start Date: 1/1/17
End Date: ?

September- Sapphire
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October- Opal
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C - Charlotte's Web 5/9/17
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November- Citrine
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V- The Vagina Monologues 2/5/17
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C - Come Sundown 6/26/17
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December- Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, & Tanzanite
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message 17: by Kim. E. (last edited Apr 07, 2017 10:53AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC A to Z- Animals w/Spell Out

To complete this challenge you will need to *spell out the names of 26 animals, each one beginning with a different letter of the alphabet.

EXAMPLE:

A - Aardvark
B - Bear
C - Camel

For the harder letters Q, U, X, Y and Z you can use any animal that has that letter somewhere in it's name.

EXAMPLE:

X - Lynx

*SPELL OUT RULES

For this challenge you can use:

Book titles ('the', 'an' and 'a' should be ignored)
Authors initials
Series names (first letter)
Main character first or last names ((view spoiler))

SPELL OUT EXAMPLE:

B - Elizabeth Bennett - Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (main character name)
O - Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (title)
O - On Dublin Street - Down London Road - Samantha Young (series name)
K - Misery - Stephen King (author last name)

Duration: Open Ended

RULES

*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*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

Please see TLC Standard Challenge Rules for further details.

IDEAS

Animal A-Z
Animal A-Z 2
List of Animals
CE=Critically Threatened
E=Endangered
V=Vulnerable
T=Threatened

A- Artic Wolf
B- Beluga, Butterfly
C- Coral (T)
D- Dolphin (T)
E- Elephant (Borneo- CE, Sumatran- CE, African Forest- E, Asian-E, Indian-E)
F- Firefly
G- Giant Panda Bear (V)
H- Hummingbird (E)
I- Indochina Tiger
J- Jacguar
K- Koala
L- Lion (V), Ladybug
M- Manatee (E)
N- Nightingale
O- Orca (E)
P- Polar Bear
Q
R- Royal Penguin (V)
S- Swan, Seal
T- Tortoise
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W- Whale (Blue-E) (Sperm-V)
X
Y- Yorkshire Terrier
Z- Zebra


message 18: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 01:17AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC A to Z Animals- Part One
Start Date: 1/1/17
End Date: ?

CE= Critically Endangered
E= Endangered
V=Vulnerable
T= Threatened


A Arctic Wolf * Completed
A- A Man Called Ove 2/28/17
R- Rosa Parks 1/14/17
C- Cruel Sacrifice 1/27/17
T- The Taming of the Shrew 4/30/17
I- Impossible 3/15/17
C- It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover 2/19/17

W- Who Is Michelle Obama? 2/3/17
O- One For The Money 2/21/17
L- Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case 1/6/17
F- First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies 2/24/17

B Beluga, Butterfly
B- Bossypants 2/17/17
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L- Lilac Girls 3/31/17
U- The Underground Railroad. 4/24/17
G- The Grapes of Wrath 3/21/17
A - Anne of Green Gables 5/22/17

C Coral (T) *Completed
C- The Color Of Water - A Black Man's Tribute To His White Mother 3/31/17
O - One Perfect Lie 6/7/17
R - Redemption Road. 4/11/17
A - All the Missing Girls 6/17/17
L - The Lovely Bones 5/26/17

D Dolphin (T)
D- Dubliners 3/30/17
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P- The Pearl 2/2/17
H- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 2/10/17
I- I've Got to Talk to Somebody, God 3/20/17
N- News of the World 3/4/17

E Elephant (Borneo & Sumatran -CE, African Forest & Asian Indian- E)
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P- The Color Purple 2/24/17
H- The Handmaid's Tale 2/27/17
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N- Now You See Me 4/9/17
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F Firefly
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I - In the Woods 7/1/17
R- Romeo and Juliet 4/30/17
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G Giant Panda Bear (V)
G- The Girls 3/30/17
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P - Peter Pan 4/28/17
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message 19: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 01:18AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC A to Z Animals- Part Two
Start Date: 1/1/17
End Date: ?

CE= Critically Endangered
E= Endangered
V=Vulnerable
T= Threatened

H- Hummingbird (E)
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M - Michelle Obama: A Life. 4/17/17
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D - Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World 5/31/17

I- Indochina Tiger
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D - Diminished Capacity 6/5/17
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C - Charlotte's Web 5/9/17
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J- Jaguar
J - Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny 4/25/17
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K- Koala
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L- Lion (V), Ladybug




M- Manatee (E)
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message 20: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 01:19AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC A to Z Animals-Part Three
Start Date: 1/1/17
End Date: ?

CE= Critically Endangered
E= Endangered
V=Vulnerable
T= Threatened

O- Orca (E)
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C - Charlotte's Web 5/9/17
A

P- Polar Bear
P - The Princess Diarist 5/3/17
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B - Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book 5/31/17
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R- Royal Penguin (V)
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T- Tortoise
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W- Whale (Blue-E) (Sperm-V)
W - Witness in Death 5/30/17
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Y- Yorkshire Terrier
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Z- Zebra
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message 21: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 01:27AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Bands & Books
Duration: 2/1/17 - 1/31/17
Level Attempting- LP Vinyl Record-12 inches = 12 genres with 12 books in each totals 144 books
Status: 45/144

A good book can make me think of a good song, and a good song will remind me of a good book. To me music and books just go hand in hand. Just like they do in this challenge.

Levels:
Levels are based on the standard length of the format
Cassette Tape: 4 inches = 4 genres with 4 books in each totals 16 books
CD Jewel Case: 5 inches = 5 genres with 5 books in each totals 25 books
45 rpm record: 7 inches = 7 genres with 7 books in each totals 49 books
8-track cartridge: 10 cm = 10 genres with 10 books in each totals 100 books
LP Vinyl Record: 12 inches = 12 genres with 12 books in each totals 144 books


AC/DC Audiobook
1 Rosa Parks 1/14/17
2 The Vagina Monologues 2/5/17
3 Bossypants 2/17/17
4 One For The Money 2/21/17
5 The Handmaid's Tale 2/27/17
6 The Hobbit 4/4/17
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Cheap Trick Book I got free or cheaply
1 Peter Pan 4/28/17
2 The Lovely Bones 5/26/17
3 Diminished Capacity 6/5/17 (giveaway)
4 Come Sundown 6/26/17 (giveaway)
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Days of the New Published in 2013
1 Who Is Michelle Obama? 2/3/17 Pub:8/15/2013
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Everclear Mystery
1 The Sinner 1/28/17
2 The Woman in Cabin 10 2/16/17
3 Now You See Me 4/9/17
4 Redemption Road 4/11/17
5 One Perfect Lie 6/7/17
6 All the Missing Girls 6/17/17
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Grand Funk Railroad Set in America
1 Bossypants 2/17/17 Illinois, NYC
2 The Color Purple 2/24/17 Georgia
3 News of the World 3/4/17 Texas
4 The Color Of Water - A Black Man's Tribute To His White Mother 3/31/17 Brooklyn, Queens
5 Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny 4/25/17 California, Indiana, North Carolina
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Kid Rock Young Adult
1 Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case 1/6/17
2 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 2/10/17
3 The Girls 3/30/17
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message 22: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 01:29AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Bands & Books- Part Two
Duration: 2/1/17 - 1/31/17
Level Attempting- LP Vinyl Record-12 inches = 12 genres with 12 books in each totals 144 books
Status: 0/144 Books Read

Kiss Romance
1 It Ends with Us 2/19/17
2 Impossible 3/15/17
3 The Taming of the Shrew 4/30/17
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Maroon 5 Books with Red or Pink Covers
1 Michelle Obama A Life by Peter Selvin 4/17/17
2 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 4/24/17
3 Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 4/25/17
4 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 4/30/17
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New Kids on the Block First in Series
1 One For The Money 2/21/17
2 Anne of Green Gables 5/22/17
3 In the Woods 7/1/17
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No Doubt Continuing Series
1 Witness in Death (# 10) 5/30/17
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The Who New Authors
1 Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones 1/27/17
2 The Pearl 2/2/17
3 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 2/28/17
4 Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World 5/31/17
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U2 Books to Read Because Everyone Else Has
1 The Handmaid's Tale 2/27/17
2 The Grapes of Wrath 3/21/17
3 Dubliners 3/30/17
4 Lilac Girls 3/31/17
5 Ready Player One 5/28/17
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message 23: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 03:27AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments BFTP: Disney Non-Princess Challenge
Duration: 5/1/17 - 4/30/18
Level:


Level 1: 3-5 months - 1 task per princess (15 books)
Level 2: 6-8 months - 2 tasks per princess (30 books)
Level 3: 9-12 months - 3 tasks per princess (45 books)

RULES

*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.
*No page minimum.

TASKS

Non-Humans

Maid Marian (Robin Hood)

1. Read a book with a "maid".
2. Read a book with a “vixen”.
3. Read a book set in England.

Lady (Lady and the Tramp)

1. Read a book with a lady on the cover.
2. Read a book with a “rags to riches” plot.
3. Read a book with a character running away.

Miss Bianca (The Rescuers)

1. Read a book set near a swamp.
2. Read a book where the heroine gets proposed to.
3. Read a book with a treasure hunt of some kind.

Jessie the Yodelling Cowgirl (Toy Story)

1. Read a book with a cowgirl. Come Sundown 6/6/17
2. Read a book where a main character has a collection.
3. Read a book with a red head main character.

Sally Carrera (Cars)

1. Read a book where a character relocates to a small town.
2. Read a book where the heroine owns her own business.
3. Read a book set along route 66.

EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) (Wall-E)

1. Read a book with a robot, or robotics.
2. Read a book with space travel.
3. Read a book set in the future.-

Captain Amelia (Treasure Planet)

1. Read a book where the heroine is not quite human.
2. Read a book where the heroine has a job typically held by a male.
3. Read a book partially set on a ship.

Humans

Jane Porter (Tarzan)

1. Read a book where the heroine goes on an exploration.
2. Read a book set in Africa
3. Read a book where the heroine has been raised by a single parent.

Kida (Kidagakash Nedakh) (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)

1. Read a book with a female warrior.
2. Read a book with a princess.
3. Read a book set in a fictional (or possibly fictional) place such as Atlantis.

Alice (Alice in Wonderland)

1. Read a book with a talking animal.
2. Read a book where the heroine meets a lot of new people.
3. Read a book with a red rose, or heart on the cover.

Lilo Pelekai (Lilo and Stitch)

1. Read a book set on an island.
2. Read a book where the heroine adopts an animal.
3. Read a book where the heroine goes to a dance class.

Wendy Darling (Peter Pan)

1. Read a book where the heroine has a unique name.
2. Read a book where the heroine has brothers in the story.
3. Read a book with pirates.

Esmerelda (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame)

1. Read a book where a character practices or is accused of practicing witchcraft.
2. Read a book where a character goes to a festival.
3. Read a book where the heroine has multiple male love interests.

Shanti (The Jungle Book)

1. Read a book where the heroine lures a guy.
2. Read a book with several animals key to the plot.
3. Read book set in a jungle.

Eilonwy of Llyr (The Black Cauldron)

1. Read a book with a kidnapping.
2. Read a book with fairies.
3. Read a book with a witch.


message 24: by Kim. E. (last edited Apr 07, 2017 12:49PM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC The Owl & The Pussycat
Duration: 4/1/17 - 3/31/17
Level Attempting:
Status: 0/

I.
The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

II
Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?'
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

III
'Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.'
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

The tasks are related to words that appear in the poem. You must do at least 5 tasks from each section to complete the challenge.


Choose your Level:

Level 1 - 5 - 9 tasks from each section (10-18 books)
Level 2 - 10-14 tasks from each section (20-28 books)
Level 3 - 15 tasks from each section (30 books)

RULES

* 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.
*No page minimum.

*When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or 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.)


message 25: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 01:45AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments The Owl & The Pussycat
Duration: 4/1/17 - 3/31/18
Level: Starting with 1: 5-9 books per section
Status: 9/18


Section One

Read books that have the following items on the cover

☆ Pussy-Cat (or anything from the cat family)
Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron 5/31/17
☆ Owl (or other bird of prey)
☆ Sea (or other body of water - lake, river etc)
Now You See Me (Lacey Flint, #1) by Sharon Bolton 4/9/17
☆ Beautiful Pea Green Boat (any boat or ship will do)
☆ Stars or Moon
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie 4/28/17
☆ Guitar (or any musical instrument)
☆ Bong-tree (forest/tree of any kind)
☆ Ring (on finger, nose, other body part)
☆ Money (notes or coins)
☆ Married (bride/groom/wedding)
☆ Hand
☆ Hill (or mountain)
☆ Runcible spoon (any silverware will do)
☆ Dance (a person dancing)
☆ Sand

Section Two

☆ Read a book that has a cat, owl (or any bird of prey), pig or turkey either as a main character or owned/visited by a main character.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 5/9/17
☆ Read a book that takes place on the sea or on a boat.
☆ Stars - Read a Sci-Fi book
☆ Moon - Read a book that has a character that can only come out at night, or likes to howl at the moon, or changes shapes at a full moon.
☆ Read a book with a character who is a musician (singer, guitarist etc).
☆ Money - Read a book with a wealthy main character
Witness in Death 5/30/17 Many jokes throughout about how rich Roarke is
☆ Quince - Read a book that takes place in Asia, Turkey, or Iran.
☆ Sand - Read a book that takes place on an island, or near the shore
☆ Dance - Read a book that has a main character that is a dancer, or a book that has a main character attending a ball or high school dance, etc.
In the Woods 7/1/17
☆ Married - Read a book in which a wedding takes place.
☆ Sailed away - Read a book where a character takes a long trip.
Redemption Road 4/11/17
☆ Wood - Read a book that takes place in or around a jungle/forest/orchard.
All the Missing Girls 6/17/17
☆ Shilling - Read a book published or set before UK decimalisation (1971)
☆ Read a book in which the main character finds love.
☆ Read a book from the fantasy genre (this poem is pure fantasy)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 4/4/17


message 26: by Kim. E. (last edited Apr 07, 2017 01:10PM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments Crazy Color Challenge
Duration: 2/1/17 - 1/31/18
Crayola Crayon Pack Size:
Status: 0/


The challenge is to match your book covers as close as you can to the 64 colors listed below. It doesn't have to be the majority of the cover. It just has to be a visible color. Only one color per book.

Read a Pack of Crayons:
8-Pack
16-Pack
24-Pack
48-Pack
64-Pack

Examples:
Tangerine: Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) by Lauren Oliver 2/5 ★★★★
Safety Vest: I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom W


message 27: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 02:06AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments Crazy Color Challenge
Duration: 5/14/17 - 5/13/18
Crayola Crayon Pack Size:
Status: 7/48 or 7/64

Here is your color palette to help you match the colors.
The Colors:

Reds & Pinks

Chili Red
Cranberry Jello
Deep Pink
Dog Tongue
Fuchsia Witness in Death 5/30/17
Hot Pink
Pink
Pink Shell
Red
Ruby Red

Witness in Death (In Death, #10) by J.D. Robb

Oranges

Apricot
Burnt Sienna
Neon Carrot
Ochre
Orange
Orange Red
Tangerine

Yellows

Banana
Lemon Chiffon
Maize
Mustard
Safety Vest
School Bus Ready Player One 5/28/17
Yellow

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Greens

Broccoli
Cat's Eye
Celery
Forest Green
Green
Kermit
Khaki
Lichen
Mint Anne of Green Gables 5/22/17
Neon Green

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery

Blues

Aqua
Blue
Blueberry
Carolina Blue
Cornflower The Lovely Bones 5/26/17
Navy
Sky Blue One Perfect Lie 6/7/17
Slate Blue
Turquoise
Topaz Blue

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

Purples

Deep Purple
Indigo
Medium Purple
Orchid
Plum
Purple
Sea Urchin
Thistle
Violet
Violet Red

Neutrals

Black
Brown
Gold
Gray
Light Tan Diminished Capacity 6/5/17
Raw Umber
Silver
Tan
Timberwolf
White In the Woods 7/1/17

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French - Diminished Capacity by Robert Clarence Swanson


message 28: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 03:33AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Oh, The Places You'll Go
Duration: May 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Level: Globe Trotter (5 + Tasks per Category)


Part I Spell out destination from the list below, using first letters of the first letter of book titles (the, a, and etc. should be ignored) and author first, middle (if used) or last name initials.

CAIRO

C
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HANOI

H
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MIAMI

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MINSK
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PARIS
P - The Princess Diarist 5/3/17
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VEGAS

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Part II. Read books that have the name of a location in the title, author or series.

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5.

Part III. Read books where a trip is made to another location. (We're not talking a trip to the store here but a trip to another city, state, country or planet. The kind of trip that usually requires packing a bag!) Be sure to tell us your characters destinations!

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Part IV. Read books with the following items on the cover. (Please post your covers!)

TRAVEL COMPANION - two people

TRANSPORTATION - a mode of transportation - train, plane, boat etc

DESTINATION - a city scene, or a well known landmark/an outdoor/rural scene
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 5/9/17
SUMMER VACATION - a beach scene / somebody wearing a swimsuit / bikini.

WINTER BREAK - a winter scene / somebody dressed for the cold.

COMING HOME - a house or bed


message 29: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 02:26AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Crazy Celebrations Challenge
Duration: 4/1/17 - 3/31/18
Option 1- Easy- In any order
Level One: 1 - 2 tasks per month
Status: 13

January

1st - Polar Bear Plunge Day – Read a book set in a cold location.
1st – Z Day - Read a book with a title or author (first or last name) beginning with a Z.
16th - Appreciate a Dragon Day – Read a book involving mythical creatures.
The Hobbit, Prequel to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy 4/4/17
19th - National Popcorn Day – Read a book that has been made into a film.
21st - National Hug Day – Read a book with an embracing couple on the cover.

February

3rd - National Wear Red Day – Read a book with a red cover.
5th - National Weatherman’s Day – Read a book with a weather word in the title.
16th - Do a Grouch a Favor Day – Read a book with a grumpy/bad-tempered character.
The Taming of the Shrew 4/30/17
20th - Love Your Pet Day – Read a book where the main character has a pet.
26th - Tell a Fairy Tale Day – Read a book of fairy tales or a fairy tale retelling.
Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book 5/31/17

March

2nd - Old Stuff Day - Read a book that has been on your TBR list the longest.
10th - Middle Name Pride Day – Read a book by an author who uses their middle name or initial.
Now You See Me Sharon Bolton 4/9/17 *Note-On the cover of the book the author is listed as S. J. Bolton
12th - Alfred Hitchcock Day - Read a thriller or suspense.
All the Missing Girls 6/17/17
13th - Jewel Day - Read a book with jewelry or gemstones on the cover.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 5/26/17
20th – Proposal Day - Read a book where someone proposes.

April

2nd - International Children’s Book Day - Read a children's or Young Adult book.
Anne of Green Gables 5/22/17
3rd - World Party Day - Read a book where somebody throws a party.
8th - Name Yourself Day - Read a book by an author who shares your name. (First or last)
11th - Be Kind to Lawyers Day - Read a book with a character who works in a legal profession. (lawyer, judge etc)
Diminished Capacity 6/5/17
14th - Look Up At The Sky Day – Read a book with a sky object on the cover. (stars / moon/ clouds etc).

May

6th - Beverage Day - Read a book with a drink in the title (coffee, champagne, juice etc)
11th - Twilight Zone Day - Read a mysterious or spooky book.
16th - Wear Purple For Peace Day - Read a book with a purple cover.
20th - Be a Millionaire Day - Read a book with a wealthy main character.
Witness in Death 5/30/17
25th - National Wine Day - Read a book with a character who drinks a lot.

June

3rd - Repeat Day - Re-read an old favorite.
8th - Best Friends Day - Read a book involving a group of friends.
12th - Red Rose Day - Read a book with a color OR flower in the title.
19th - National Kissing Day - Read a romance.
23rd - National Pink Day - Read a book with a pink cover.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 4/30/17

July

1st - International Joke Day – Read a funny book.
2nd - World UFO Day - Read a book with a title that starts with U F or O.
13th - Embrace Your Geekness - Read a book with a geeky / nerdy character.
14th - National Nude Day - Read a book with a partly naked person on the cover.
26th - Uncle & Aunt Day - Read a book where an uncle or aunt is important to the story.

August

4th - US Coast Guard Day - Read a book with a beach scene on the cover.
4th - Single Working Women’s Day – Read a chick-lit book.
6th - Sisters Day – Read a book involving sisters.
9th - Book Lovers Day – Read a book by your favorite author
31st – Eat Outside Day - Read a book where somebody has a picnic or barbecue.

September

1st - Emma M Nutt Day - Read a book by a female author.
10th - Swap Ideas Day - Read a book that was recommended to you.
In the Woods 7/1/17
15th - Make a Hat Day - Read a book with a hat on the cover.
17th - International Country Music Day – Read a book with a cowboy character.
19th – International Talk Like a Pirate Day - Read a book involving pirates.

October

1st - Balloons Around The World Day – Read a book set in an exotic location.
5th - World Teachers Day - Read a book with a teacher / professor character
17th - Wear Something Gaudy Day - Read a book with a brightly colored cover.
21st - Count Your Buttons Day - Read a book with a number in the title.
One Perfect Lie 6/7/17
26th – Howl At The Moon Day And Night - Read a book involving werewolves.

November

1st - Authors Day - Read a book by a new to you author.
2nd - Look For Circles Day - Read a book with something circular/ round on cover.
17th - Take a Hike Day – Read a book where somebody goes hiking OR involving a break-up.
19th - Have A Bad Day Day - Read a book where somebody has a bad day.
24th - Buy Nothing Day - Read a book that you did not pay for.

December

8th - Pretend To Be a Time Traveler Day - Read a historical fiction book.
9th - Christmas Card Day - Read a book with a Christmas theme.
13th - Christmas Jumper Day - Read a book with somebody dressed for cold weather on the cover.
25th - No ‘L’ Day – Read a book that has no letter L in the title and author.
Come Sundown by Nora Roberts 6/26/17
31st - Make Up Your Mind Day - Read a book where somebody has to make a choice.


message 30: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 02:45AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Best Motion Picture Of the Year
Which Level? Currently Undecided
Duration: 2/1/17 - ? (Undecided)


I love watching the Oscars and even though I never see half the movies. They are still fun to watch. So I got with Dawn and this is what we came up with. This is a level challenge. You pick your level and start and finish date.
There are 38 movies with 3 task each


Level one (A)- Read one year and one task for each movie
Level one (B)- Read one year and two task for each movie
Level one (C)- Read one year and three task for each movie

Level two (A)- Read two years and one task for each movie
Level two (B)- Read two years and two task for each movie
Level two (C)- Read two years and three task for each movie

Level three (A)- Read three years and one task for each movie
Level three (B)- Read three years and two task for each movie
Level three (C)- Read three years and three task for each movie

Level four (A)- Read four years and one task for each movie
Level four (B)- Read four years and two task for each movie
Level four (C)- Read four years and three task for each movie



* sub rule- if the movie was based off a book, you can read the book
If I missed any movies that are based off a book please tell me

85th Annual (2013)
Amour
Read a book with Musicians
Read a love story
Read a book with an older main character

Argo
Read a book set in the 80s
Read a book with a CIA agent
Read a book with a secret misson

Beasts- of the Southern Wild
Read a book with a beast
Read a book set in a delta community
Read a book with a young girl central to the plot

Django Unchained
Read a book by a must read author
Read a book with a bounty hunter
read a book set in the 1800s

Les Miserables*
Read a historical book
Read a book set in France
Read a book that involves a boss and employee
Come Sundown 6/26/17

Life of Pi*
Read a book with a wild animal essential to the plot
Listening to Whales: What the Orcas Have Taught Us READING
Read a book with a boat as a key element
Read a book with a big storm

Lincoln*
Read a book set around the Civil War
Read a book where someone is fighting for freedom
Read a book about someone in a leader of a country role

Silver Linings Playbook*
Read a book whith a character that is labeled crazy
Read a book with a die hard football fan
Read a book with a silver cover

Zero Dark Thirty
Read a book with "Dark" in the title
Read a book with a character in the military
Read a book where there is a search for someone

84th Annual (2012)
The Artist(winner)
Read a book where a main character is famous
Read a book with a black and white cover
Read a book where the characters go to the theater
Witness in Death 5/30/17

The Tree of Life
Read a book set in Texas
Read a book with a tree on the cover
Read a book set in the 1950s

The Descendants*
Read a book with sisters
Read a book set on an island
Read a book where a family members death is a plot point

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close*
Read a book where a key is signifigant to the plot
Read a book with a black cover
Read a book where a character is close to thier grandmother

The Help*
Read a book where the main character has a housekeeper
Read a book about changing times
Read a book set in a small town

Hugo*
Read a book about an orphan
Read a book with a robot of somekind
Read a book that is set (at least partialy) in a train station

Midnight in Paris
Read a book with midnight in the title
Read a book where the main character takes a trip
Read a book with time travel

Moneyball*
Read a book with a sports team
Read a book with a book boyfriend (cuz brad pitt is my movie boyfriend)
Read a book set in California

War Horse*
Read a book set during a war
Read a book with a horse as a plot point
Read a book set on a farm

83th Annual (2011)
The King's Speech(Winner)*
Read a book that takes place in Britain
Read a book with a yellow cover
Read a book about a King

127 Hours*
Read a book with the numbers 1,2, or 7 in the title
One Perfect Lie 6/7/17
Read a book where the character is trapped
Read a book with a character name Aron

Black Swan
Read a book with a character that has a Overbearing Mother
Read a book with a character name Nina or Lily
Read a book with a mask on the cover

The Fighter
Read a book where the character is a fighter
Read a book that takes place in the 1980s
Read a book about brothers

Inception
Read a book with a character name Leonardo,Arthur, or Ellen
Read a book where the character can go in to others dreams
Read a Psychological Thriller

The Kids Are All Right
Read a book with brothers and sisters
Read a book about a gay couple
Read a book trying to find their biological father

The Social Network*
Read a book with character that are twins
Read a book where a character is trying to start a business
Read a book with a character name Mark

Toy Story 3
Read a Young Adult book
Read a book a funny book
Read a book with a character name Andy

True Grit*
Read a western
Read a book with a character name Mattie, Jeff, or Matt
Read a book with where that characters are after someone

Winter's Bone*
Read a book where a character is in the drug trade
Read a book that the H/H is taking care of a mentally ill parent
Read a book with a character name Ashlee or Jennifer

82nd Annual (2010)
The Hurt Locker (Winner)
Read a book that the character is in the Army
Read a book that takes place in Iraq
Read a book with a character name James or William

A Serious Man
Read a drama
Read a book that takes place in the 60s
Read a with a Jewish character

An Education*
Read a book that takes place in London
Read a coming of age book
Read a book where the H/H have a big age difference

Avatar
Read a Sci-Fi
Read a book with H/H are different species
Read a book with a blue clover

District 9
Read a book that has aliens
Read a book that pub in 2010
Read a book with a character name Jason

Inglourious Basterds
Read a book that takes place during World War II
Read a book that takes place in France
Read a book a character name Brad

Precious*
Read a book that takes place in New York City
Read a book that the character goes to a alternative school
Read a book where the H/H have abuses them

The Blind Side*
Read a book about a football star
Read a book where the H/H are adopted
Read a book that takes place in Mississippi

Up
Read a book with a older H/H
Read a book with a talking animal
Read a book that takes place outside for most of the book
All the Missing Girls 6/17/17

Up in the Air*
Read a book that takes place in a airport
Read a book that the H/H travel a lot
Read a book with a character name Ryan
In the Woods 7/1/17


message 31: by Kim. E. (last edited Apr 07, 2017 01:52PM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC You Called Me What??**Weird Celebrity Baby Name Scavenger Hunt**
Duration: 2/1/17 - 1/31/18
Level: Easy- 5 words per book allowed
Status: 0/100

A scavenger hunt challenge to find 100 unusual celebrity baby names in your books. You do not need to find characters with these names, each word just needs to appear somewhere in the text of a book. You only need to find the part of the name that is all in capitals - the rest is just for information.(Celebrity parents names in brackets).

Easy level - Up to 5 names/words per book
Medium level - Up to 3 names/words per book
Hard level - 1 name/word per book.

RULES

*For each word that you find please list the book, author, date read, page number/location and sentence where you found it.

Example:
9. Bear BLAZE - (Kate Winslet) - The Accidental Demon Slayer - Angie Fox (date read)
He stepped aside in a blaze of motion... (pg 266)

*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 we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge!

NAME LIST

1. ACE Knute – (Jessica Simpson)
2. ALABAMA Gypsy Rose – (Drea de Matteo)
3. APPLE – (Gwyneth Paltrow / Chris Martin)
4. AUDIO Science – (Shannyn Sossaman )
5. BAMBOO – (Big Boi)
6. BANDIT – (Gerard Way )
7. BANJO – (Rachel Griffiths)
8. BARRON – (Donald Trump)
9. Bear BLAZE – (Kate Winslet)
10. BEAR Blu – (Alicia Silverstone)
11. BLUE Ivy – (Beyonce / Jay Z )
12. BLUEBELL Madonna – (Geri Halliwell)
13. Bodhi RANSOM – (Megan Fox )
14. BRONX Mowgli – (Ashlee Simpson /Pete Wentz)
15. BROOKLYN – (David & Victoria Beckham)
16. BUNNY – (Katie Price)
17. CALICO – (Alice Cooper)
18. CAMERA – (Arthur Ashe)
19. CANNON – (Larry King)
20. CRICKET Pearl – (Busy Phillips)
21. DANDELION – (Keith Richards)
22. DELTA – (Dax Shepard/ Kristen Bell )
23. DENIM Cole – (Toni Braxton)
24. DIEZEL Ky – (Toni Braxton)
25. DIVA Muffin – (Frank Zappa)
26. DREAM – (Ginuwine)
27. EGYPT – (Alicia Keys)
28. EVER Imre – (Alanis Morrisette)
29. FIRE – (Steve Vai )
30. FREE – (Barbara Hershey /David Carradine )
31. FUCHSIA – (Sting)
32. FUTURE Zahir - (Ciara)
33. GENESIS – (Alicia Keys)
34. HAPPY – (Macy Gray)
35. HAVEN – (Jessica Alba)
36. HEAVEN Rain – (Brooke Burke)
37. HEAVENLY Hiraani Tiger Lily –( Paula Yates / Michael Hutchence)
38. HERO – (Myleene Klass)
39. HOPPER Jack – (Robin Wright / Sean Penn)
40. INDIANA August – (Casey Affleck )
41. IRELAND – (Kim Basinger / Alec Baldwin)
42. JAVA – (Josh Holloway)
43. JETT Riviera– (Katie Price)
44. JOURNEY – (Taboo)
45. JUSTICE – (Steven Seagal)
46. KANSAS – (David Carridine)
47. KARMA – (Ludacris)
48. KENYA – (Quincey Jones / Nastassja Kinski )
49. KNIGHT – (Kelis)
50. LARK Song – (Mia Farrow)
51. LION – (Alex O’Loughlin)
52. LUCKY Rose – (Cedric The Entertainer)
53. LYRIC Sonny Roads – (Soleil Moon Frye)
54. MAPLE Sylvie – (Jason Bateman)
55. MARS Merkaba – (Erykah Badu)
56. MEADOW - (Paul Walker)
57. MEMPHIS Eve – (Bono)
58. MILAN – (Shakira )
59. MIRAGE – (Eric Burdon)
60. MOON Unit – (Frank Zappa)
61. MOXIE Crimefighter – (Penn Jillette)
62. Nell MARMALADE – (Helen Baxendale)
63. NORTH West – (Kim Kardashian / Kanye West )
64. OCEAN – (Forest Whittaker)
65. ORION – (Chris Noth)
66. PEACHES Honeyblossom – (Paula Yates / Bob Geldof)
67. PHOENIX Chi – (Mel B)
68. PILOT Inspektor – (Jason Lee)
69. PIRATE – (Jonathan Davis)
70. PIXIE – (Paula Yates / Bob Geldof)
71. POET Sienna Rose – (Soleil Moon Frye)
72. PRINCESS Tiaamii – (Katie Price)
73. PUMA – (Erykah Badu)
74. RACER – (Robert Rodriguez)
75. RAINBOW Aurora – (Holly Madison)
76. REBEL – (Robert Rodriguez)
77. REIGN Aston – (Kourtney Kardashian)
78. ROCKET – (Robert Rodriguez )
79. ROGUE – (Robert Rodriguez)
80. ROYAL Reign – (Lil’ Kim)
81. SABBATH – (Zakk Wylde)
82. SAGE Moonblood – (Sylvester Stallone)
83. SAILOR Gene – (Liv Tyler)
84. SAINT Lazslo – (Pete Wentz)
85. SATCHEL – (Mia Farrow)
86. SAXON – (Alex O’Loughlin)
87. SCOUT – (Demi Moore /Bruce Willis)
88. SEVEN Sirius – (Erykah Badu)
89. SHEPHERD – (Jerry Seinfeld)
90. SIERRA – (Brooke Burke)
91. SNOW – (Robin Gibb)
92. SONNET – (Forest Whittaker)
93. SPARROW James Midnight – (Nicole Richie/Joel Madden)
94. STORM Brieanne – (Nikki Sixx)
95. STORY Elias – (Jenna Elfman)
96. SUNDAY Rose – (Nicole Kidman/Keith Urban)
97. SUNNY Bebop – (Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary)
98. TENNESSEE James –( Reese Witherspoon)
99. TRUE – (Forest Whittaker )
100. ZEPPELIN – (Jonathan Davis )


message 32: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 03:38AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments BFTP: Disney Movie Scavenger Hunt
Duration: 6/1/17 - 12/1/17
Status: 0/60



WORD LIST

Pete's Dragon

1. Orphan
2. Dragon
3. Lighthouse

Mary Poppins

4. Umbrella
5. Chimney
6. Kite

Pirates of the Caribbean

7. Pearl
8. Chest
9. Ocean

Swiss Family Robinson

10. Island
11. Ship
12. Race

Enchanted

13. Apple
14. Chipmunk
15. Poison

National Treasure

16. Map
17. Code
18. Lantern

The Parent Trap

19. Camp
20. Honey
21. Twins

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

22. Lion
23. Witch
24. Wardrobe

Flight of the Navigator

25. Spacecraft
26. Fireworks
27. Alien

The Muppets

28. Studio
29. Frog
30. Theater

The Journey of Natty Gann

31. Wolf
32. Train
33. Wallet

Something Wicked This Way Comes

34. Carnival
35. Carousel
36. Storm

Return to Oz

37. Chicken
38. Robot
39. Nome

Hocus Pocus

40. Broom
41. Candle
42. Graveyard

The Mighty Ducks

43. Hockey
44. Game
45. Coach

The Shaggy Dog

46. Spell
47. Mailman
48. Museum

Holes

49. Shovel
50. Onion
51. Lizard

The Three Caballeros

52. Movie
53. Book
54. Pinata

High School Musical

55. Karaoke
56. Stage
57. Basketball

The Incredible Journey

58. Letter
59. Porcupine
60. Waterfall


message 33: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 02:56AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC When I Grow Up
Level: Apprentice or Hired Hand
Start Date: February 1 2017
Date Completed:
Status: 15/45 0/15 professions completed

Choose your level:

Level 1 - Apprentice- 1 task per profession
Level 2 - Hired Hand - 2 tasks per profession
Level 3 - The Boss - 3 tasks per profession




RULES

* 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.
*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 we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge!

------------------------------------------------------------

ACTOR

1. Read a book with an actor or actress character. Bossypants by Tina Fey 2/17/17
2. Read a book that has been made into a movie.
The Color Purple 2/24/17
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to acting: Act, Play, Theatre etc

ASTRONAUT

1. Read a book set somewhere other than earth.
2. Read a book where someone travels a long distance.
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to space: Moon, Star, Planet etc.

ATHLETE

1. Read a book with a character who is an athlete.
2. Read a book that involves a game or competition.
Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny 4/25/17
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to sport: Football, Run, Games etc.

DANCER

1. Read a book with character who is a dancer.
2. Read a book where the characters attend a dance or ball.
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to dance: Ballerina, Waltz, Rhythm etc.

DETECTIVE

1. Read a mystery book.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 2/16/17
2. Read a book with a nosy character.
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to detectives: Sleuth, Private Eye, Puzzle etc.

DOCTOR

1. Read a book with a character who is a doctor.
2. Read a book where somebody gets sick.
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 3/31/17
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to doctors: Medicine, Nurse, Healer etc.

FIREFIGHTER

1. Read a book with a firefighter.
2. Read a book with a Red or Orange cover.
The Girls by Emma Cline by Emma Cline 3/30/17
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to fire: Flame, Hot, Burn etc.

LAWYER

1. Read a book with a lawyer.
Diminished Capacity 6/5/17
2. Read a book with scenes that take place in a courtroom OR involving a contract of some sort.
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to law: Legal, Crime, Judge etc.
Witness in Death 5/30/17

MUSICIAN

1. Read a book with a character who plays an instrument.
2. Read a book with a character who is a singer.
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to music: Melody, Tune, Rock, Soul etc.

PILOT

1. Read a book where the characters travel on a plane.
2. Read a book set in an exotic location.
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to flying: Sky, Clouds, Flight etc.

POLICE OFFICER

1. Read a book with a law enforcement character.
In the Woods 7/1/17
2. Read a book where a crime takes place.
All the Missing Girls 6/17/17
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to police: Inspector, Criminal, Arrest etc.

SCIENTIST

1. Read a book with a character who is a scientist.
2. Read a sci-fi book.
Dark Matter 4/25/17
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to science: Research, Formula, Experiment etc.

TEACHER

1. Read a book with a character who is a teacher or lecturer.
2. Read a Young Adult book.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by John Tiffany 2/10/17
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to education: School, Learn, Knowledge etc.

VETERINARIAN

1. Read a book with a character who works with animals.
Charlotte's Web 5/9/17
2. Read a book with animal characters. (Werewolves etc will count).
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to animals: Wolf, Farm, Zoo etc.
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World 5/31/17

WRITER

1. Read a book with a character who is a writer/author.
2. Read a book by a New To You author.
One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline 6/7/17
3. Read a book with a word in the title relating to writing: Pen, Book, Story etc


message 34: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 03:01AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments Get Your Kicks on Route 66
Level: I'm A Free Spirit!
Start Date: 2/1/17
Completed: ?
Status: 12/24

U.S. Route 66 was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System and was established November 11, 1926. It originally encompassed 2448 miles miles and was removed officially from the highway system on June 27, 1985.

So, in honor of Route 66's November birthday we are going to take our challenge from famous and notable sights/locations along the historical Route 66 route.

Check out this link here which is where the information/images used in this challenge were borrowed.


Illinois

X- Book that takes place in Chicago or anywhere in Illinois (at some point within the book)
Dark Matter 4/25/17

X- Book where a character works in or visits a drive in (or drive through) restaurant OR a book with a blue cover (Polk-a-Dot Drive-in IL where the Blues Brothers welcome visitors)
Redemption Road by John Hart 4/11/17

X- First book in a series or new to you author (Chicago, IL is considered the starting point of Route 66)
Now You See Me 4/9/17

- Book with a tourist theme or set primarily in a touristy location

Missouri

- Book with a chair on the cover or that is a rocking good time (Route 66 rocking chair - MO)

- Book with a bridge on the cover or a book that is a *.5 in a series (novella that bridges the gap between two major installments of a book series) (The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge)

X- Book that is shelved as a historical genre (Trail of Tears)
Lilac Girls 3/31/17

X- Book whose title begins with one of the letters in "Wagon Wheel Hotel" (excluding the words A, An, and The)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 2/10/17

Kansas

- Book set in Kansas (at some point within the book)

X- Book where a murder takes place or a book that has a bordella or prostitute as a theme/character (Galena’s Murder Bordello)
All the Missing Girls 6/17/17

- Book where a character is a pharmacist or a book that the sale or use of drugs is a theme. ( Galena, KS "Palace Drug Store”)

X- Book that is 125 pages or less (Kansas has shortest distance of Route 66 with only 13 miles attributed within its borders)
Who Is Michelle Obama? 2/3/17 112 pages

Oklahoma

X- Book set in Oklahoma (at some point within the book)
The Grapes of Wrath 3/21/17

- Book with a whale on the cover or in story or takes place on/near the ocean (Catoosa, OK - 80-foot Blue Whale)

X- Book with a character associated with the theater (live) - (Miami, OK - Coleman Theatre)
Witness in Death 5/30/17 (story based on case at theater)

- Book where a character works in a gas station/garage or drives a tow truck or breaks down on the road

Texas

X- Book set in Texas (at some point within the book)
News of the World 3/4/17

- Book that has an artist who uses paint as a medium or a character that drives a Cadillac or a classic car. (Cadillac Ranch - graffiti)

- Book that is the middle (#2) of a trilogy (Adrian, TX The Midpoint Cafe gets its name from the fact that it is halfway between Chicago and Los Angeles on Route 66)

- Book where a character works in or frequents a diner (restaurant ok)

New Mexico

- Book set in New Mexico (at some point within the book)

- Read a book in which the characters are greatly divided in some way (Continental Divide,old covered wagon)

- Read a book that has a tee-pee on the cover or features a character who is native american - (Tucumcari, NM - Tee Pee Curios is a souvenir shop and Indian art shop)

- Book where a character works in or stays in a motel/hotel

Arizona

- Book set in Arizona (at some point within the book)

X- Read a sci-fi or post-apocolypse book or book where earth is threatened by meteor or other threat from space (Meteor Crater)
Ready Player One 5/28/17

- Book with an arrow on the cover or where a character is involved in making movies - (Twin Arrows, AZ - trading post featured in movie "Forrest Gump")

- Book where a character takes a road trip

California

X- Book set in California (at some point within the book)
The Girls 3/30/17

- Book with a bottle on the cover or has a character that works in or visits a bar/pub (Helendale, CA - Bottle Tree Ranch)

- Book that is last in a series. (Santa Monica, CA - Sign at the Santa Monica Pier marks the symbolic end of the legendary American highway)

- Book with a character that rides a motorcycle


Levels
Casual Vacationer - Complete one from each state
A Real Adventurer - Complete two from each state
I'm a Free Spirit - Complete three from each state
The King of the Road - Complete four from each state


message 35: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 03:05AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC 50 State Challenge
Start Date: 2/1/17
Completion Date: ?
Status: 15/50



*No page minimum
*When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge!

STATE LIST

1. Alabama -
2. Alaska
3. Arizona
4. Arkansas
5. California- The Girls 3/30/17
6. Colorado
7. Connecticut - Lilac Girls 3/31/17
8. Delaware
9. Florida
10. Georgia- The Color Purple 2/24/17
11. Hawaii
12. Idaho
13. Illinois- Who Is Michelle Obama? 2/3/17
14. Indiana
15. Iowa - Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World 5/31/17
16. Kansas
17. Kentucky
18. Louisiana
19. Maine
20. Maryland
21. Massachusetts- It Ends with Us 2/19/17
22. Michigan
23. Minnesota - Diminished Capacity 6/5/17
24. Mississippi
25. Missouri
26. Montana - Come Sundown 6/26/17
27. Nebraska
28. Nevada
29. New Hampshire
30. New Jersey- One For The Money 2/21/17
31. New Mexico
32. New York- Bossypants 2/17/17
33. North Carolina - Redemption Road 4/11/17
34. North Dakota
35. Ohio - Ready Player One 5/28/17
36. Oklahoma- The Grapes of Wrath 3/21/17
37. Oregon
38. Pennsylvania - The Lovely Bones 5/26/17
39. Rhode Island
40. South Carolina
41. South Dakota
42. Tennessee
43. Texas- News of the World 3/4/17
44. Utah
45. Vermont
46. Virginia
47. Washington
48. West Virginia
49. Wisconsin
50. Wyoming


message 36: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 03:09AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Fascinating Fun Facts ...About U.S. Presidents & First Ladies -Part One
Level: 3 (26-30 Facts)
Start Date:
Date of Completion:
Status: 5/36



Level 1: 10 Facts
Level 2: 20-25 Facts
Level 3: 26-30 Facts
Level 4: 36 Facts

1. Three presidents married while in office.
John Tyler wed Julia Gardiner, his second wife, in New York City on June 26, 184
bachelor Grover Cleveland (the only president to be married in a White House ceremony) wed Frances Folsom, the daughter of a former law partner, on June 2, 1886;
Woodrow Wilson, whose wife Ellen had died a year and four months before, married Edith Bolling Galt at the bride's Washington, D.C. home on December 18, 1915.
Read a book that features a wedding OR set in Washington D.C.

2. Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to travel outside the United States on official business.
His destination was Panama and he arrived there on November 14, 1906.
Read a book where someone travels for business OR travels to a foreign country.

3. Lucy Webb Hayes was the first first lady to earn a college degree; she received a degree in liberal arts from Cincinnati Wesleyan Female College in 1850.
Read a book in which a female character graduates from college OR set in Ohio.

4. William Howard Taft was the first president to have an official White House automobile, a White Motor Company Model M seven-passenger steam-powered touring car.
Read a book where cars are featured (like racing, selling, restoring, etc) OR with a car on the cover.

5. The Fourth of July is a date on which three presidents died – John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (both in 1826) and James Monroe (1831). It is also the birthday of a president: Calvin Coolidge in 1872.
Read a book where characters celebrate the Fourth of July OR a book with a character who is in a group of 4 friends.

6. Woodrow Wilson was the first president to hold a doctorate – he received a degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University in 1886. His dissertation was entitled "Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics."
Read a book with a character in politics OR a book with a 1, 8 or 6 in the publication date.

7. The Gilbert Stuart likeness of George Washington, obtained in 1800, is the oldest remaining possession of the White House. During the War of 1812, Dolley Madison saved the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington before approaching British troops torched the White House on August 24, 1814.
Read the oldest book (by publication date or longest on your list) on your TBR OR a book where a building burns down.

8. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to fly overseas.
In January 1943, he took a Boeing 314 flying boat from Miami with stops in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Belém, Brazil to Bathurst, British Gambia (now Banjul, The Gambia), where a TWA C-54 then took him to Morocco for the Casablanca Conference.
Read a book where a character flies overseas OR with a plane on the cover.

9. Benjamin Harrison brought the first Christmas tree inside the White House in 1889.
Read a book with a Christmas tree on the cover (please post the cover) OR where characters celebrate Christmas.

10. William Howard Taft was the only man ever to serve as president and chief justice of the United States; he is also one of two presidents buried in Arlington National Cemetery (John F. Kennedy is the other).
Read a book with a character that is a judge OR a chief of some kind. Tell us what kind.

11. Letitia Tyler (1842), Caroline Harrison (1892) and Ellen Wilson (1914) are the three first ladies who died while their husband was in office.
Read a book where the MC has lost a spouse to death OR with a woman's name in the title.

12. In 1812, Dolley Madison arranged the first nuptials held at the White House – the wedding of her widowed sister, Lucy Payne Washington, to Supreme Court Justice Thomas Todd.
Read a book where the MC is a sister of a bride OR with a character named Madison, Lucy or Thomas.

13. Woodrow Wilson was the first president to cross the Atlantic Ocean, traveling from December 4 to December 13, 1918 aboard the U.S.S. George Washington to the Paris Peace Conference.
Read a book where a character crosses the Atlantic OR travels on an ocean liner/cruise ship.

14. In 1881, a metal detecting device invented by Alexander Graham Bell was used in an attempt to locate a bullet and save President Garfield's life after an office-seeking fanatic shot him. The bed's steel springs were not removed, as Dr. Bell had ordered, and the attempt failed.
Read a book where something is invented (tell us what the invention is) OR by an author with three names.

15. The first first lady to fly in an airplane was Eleanor Roosevelt, on April 20, 1933. Following a White House dinner with famed aviator Amelia Earhart and other guests, Mrs. Roosevelt, Ms. Earhart and some of the guests went to Hoover Field (where the Pentagon stands today), boarded a Curtis Condor twin-motor Eastern Air Transport plane and took a flight over the area between Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
Read a book where a character flies for the first time OR with a female character that is a pilot.

16. On February 25, 1828, young John Adams, grandson of one president and son of President John Quincy Adams, married Mary Catherine Hellen in the White House. The event marks the only time that a President's son has been married in the mansion.
Read a book from any shelf (on My Books), page 18, #28 *** (check at the end of Message 2 for another option) or by an author with the name John, Adam, Mary or Catherine (in any form).

17. The first president to ride in an automobile was William McKinley, who took a ride in November 1899 in a Stanley Steamer driven by Stanley Motor Carriage Co. co-founder Freelan O. Stanley.
The first president to use an automobile on official government business and be photographed in a car was Theodore Roosevelt, on August 22, 1902 in Hartford, Connecticut.
The first president who knew how to drive was Warren G. Harding.
Read a book where a character learns to drive OR a cover with just a man and a car.

18. No alcoholic beverage was served at any function during the Rutherford B. Hayes administration (1877-81) – a prohibition earning the First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes the nickname of "Lemonade Lucy."
Read a book with a character that does not drink alcohol OR where a character drinks lemonade


message 37: by Kim. E. (last edited Jul 07, 2017 03:11AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Fascinating Facts..US Presidents & First Ladies-Part 2

19. After applauding war hero Andrew Jackson's first inaugural address at the Capitol on March 4, 1829, a crowd of thousands descended on the White House to enjoy the reception for the "People's President" – to the accompaniment of crashing china and glassware. President Jackson escaped the crush of the crowd of merrymakers and would-be handshakers by leaving through a window.
Read a book where a character escapes through a window OR a scene where china and glassware gets broken. Tell us why.

20. Abigail Fillmore, a former schoolteacher, obtained congressional funds in 1850 for the first official library in the Executive Mansion.
Read a book where a character is a librarian/works in a library OR is a school teacher.

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron 5/31/17 *author was the librarian and main caretaker of Dewey

21. Eight presidents have died in office: William Henry Harrison (1841, pneumonia); Zachary Taylor (1850, acute gastroenteritis); Abraham Lincoln (1865, assassination); James Garfield (1881, assassination); William McKinley (1901, assassination); Warren G. Harding (1923, apoplexy); Franklin D. Roosevelt (1945, cerebral hemorrhage); John F. Kennedy (1963, assassination).
Read a book where someone dies OR a Series/TBR #8.

All the Missing Girls 6/17/17

22. All of the presidents from Ulysses S. Grant to Chester A. Arthur wore beards. Cleveland broke the custom, although he did wear a mustache.
Read a book where a man has a beard OR with a bearded man on the cover.

23. Very few cut flowers were used in the White House during the James K. Polk administration (1845-49) because it was a commonly held belief at that time that flowers in close quarters gave off unhealthy vapors and absorbed valuable elements from the air.
Read a book with cut flowers on the cover OR with a title that starts with a letter in VAPORS.

Ready Player One 5/28/17

24. Rutherford B. Hayes was the first president to have a telephone and a typewriter in the White House – the telephone was installed in May 1879 and the typewriter arrived in February 1880.
Read a book where a character uses a (landline) telephone or a typewriter (not computer) OR by an author with a first or last initial that is a R or H.

Diminished Capacity by Robert Clarence Swanson 6/5/17

25. In 1881, President James Garfield was the first to review the inaugural parade from a specially built platform in front of the White House. In 1897 William McKinley became the first president to review the parade from a glass-enclosed stand as protection from the weather.
Read a book where something is built (house, deck, building, birdhouse, etc.) OR where characters watch a parade.

26. The White House's first web site was developed during the Clinton administration and made its debut on October 20, 1994.
Read a book with a character that works with computers OR a Series/TBR #20.

27. Ronald Reagan was the first president to have been leader of a union – he served as president of the Screen Actors Guild during 1947-52 and 1959-60.
Read a book with a character in a union OR with a title that starts with a letter in GUILD.

The Lovely Bones 5/26/17

28. Only two elected vice presidents were then elected president – Martin Van Buren (1836) and George H.W. Bush (1988).
Read the second book in a series OR a book where someone gets promoted.

29. Jimmy Carter was the first president to be born in a hospital – in the Wise Sanitarium in Plains, Georgia on October 1, 1924.
Read a book with a hospital birth OR set in Georgia.

30. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president whose mother was able to vote for him for president.
Read a book where women get the vote OR where a character votes for something. Tell us what that is.

31. Calvin Coolidge was both the first president sworn into office by his father (notary public John Coolidge, August 3, 1923), and the first sworn into office by a former president (Chief Justice William H. Taft, March 4, 1925).
Read a book with characters that are father and son OR where father and son work together.

Come Sundown 6/26/17 *Meets both regarding father/son

32. Woodrow Wilson was the only president to have two daughters get married in the White House–Jessie to Francis B. Sayre, Sr. on November 25, 1913, and Eleanor to Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo on May 7, 1914.
Read a book where two different women get married OR a father has two daughters that are married.

33. James Garfield's mother Eliza was the first mother to witness her son's inauguration as president.
Read a book with characters that are mother and son OR with a title in which the first letter in each word starts with a letter in INAUGURATION (two word minimum).

34. George W. Bush was the first president to complete a marathon, finishing the Houston Marathon with a time of 3 hours, 44 minutes and 52 seconds on January 24, 1993.
Read a book where someone runs a marathon OR a character runs to stay in shape.

35. Three presidents have won Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album – Bill Clinton (2005), Jimmy Carter (2007) and Barack Obama (2006, 2008).
Read a book where a character wins an award OR with BEST or WORD in the title.

36. Only two First Ladies have not been born in the USA. London-born Louisa Adams, wife of sixth U.S. president John Quincy Adams, was the first. Slovenia-born Melania Trump, wife of the forty-fifth U.S. president Donald J. Trump, has become the second.
Read a book set in the European Union OR with a woman on the cover.


Option #2 for Task 16 ***If you do not have that many pages in My Books, you may use a Series/TBR #18 or #28.


https://www.whitehousehistory.org/que...
http://time.com/4532793/louisa-adams-...


message 38: by Kim. E. (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Back to College
Start Date: 7/1/17
Duration: Open Ended
Completed:
Level: Master's Degree
Status:

Levels:
High School - 1 task per subject
Associates degree - 2 tasks per subject
Masters Degree - 3 tasks per subject
Doctorate - 4 tasks per subject

The Subjects:

Chemistry is sometimes called the central science because it bridges other natural sciences, including physics, geology and biology.

**Cover – read a book with an equation or chemistry items (beaker, microscope, etc) OR a bridge

**Read a book where a main character works/studies in the field of chemistry OR a book you can justify fits this subject (tell us why it works)

**Read a book with characters who have a strong chemistry

**Spell: TEST TUBE (9)
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Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments

**Cover: read a book with a map of some sort

**Read a book with a main character is working/studying this subject OR a book you can justify for this subject (tell us why it works)

**Read a book where there is a lot of travel OR a book that has a location in the title

**Spell MARKERS (7)
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Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence.

**Cover: read a book with something musical on it (an instrument, music, music symbols)

**Read a book with a main character that works or studies this subject or a book you can justify for this subject (tell us how it fits)

**Read a book where there is a music concert

**Spell: RECORDER (8)
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Psychology is really a very new science, with most advances happening over the past 150 years or so. However, its origins can be traced back to ancient Greece, 400 – 500 years BC.

**Cover – read a book with something “Greek” – a statue, the flag, OR a cover that is only blue & white

**Read a book with a main character who works or studies in the subject OR a book you can justify for this subject (tell us how it fits)

**Read a book set in Greece

**Spell KLEENEX (7)
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Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. The early civilizations in recorded history, such as the Babylonians, Greeks, Indians, Egyptians, Nubians, Iranians, Chinese, and Maya performed methodical observations of the night sky.

**Cover: read a book with stars, moons, asteroids, anything found in space

**Read a book with a main character who works or studies the subject OR a book you can justify for this subject (tell us how it fits)

**Read a book by an author originally from Greece, India, Egypt, Iran, or China

**Spell: TELESCOPE (9)
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Accounting: Mathematics is essential in many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine, finance and the social sciences. Applied mathematics has led to entirely new mathematical disciplines, such as statistics and game theory. Mathematicians also engage in pure mathematics, or mathematics for its own sake, without having any application in mind.

**Cover: a book with a number on the cover
(The 5th Horseman is ok but Zero Day is not)

**Read a book with a main character who works or studies in the subject OR a book you can justify for this subject (tell us how it fits)

**Read a book where there are statistics somewhere in the story

**Spell – ABACUS (6)
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Language is the ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so, and a language is any specific example of such a system

**Cover – Read a book with a landmark on the cover from a country where English is NOT the main language

**Read a book with a main character that works or studies the subject OR a book that you can justify for this subject (tell us how it fits)

**Read a book where the main character can speak more than one language

**Spell – DICTIONARY (10)
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Technology is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.

**Cover: read a book with some form of technology on it – (computer, e-reader, stereo, etc))

**Read a book with a main character that works or studies the subject OR a book that you can justify for this subject (tell us how it works)

**Read a book where use of technology is important (the use of a computer for research to find something, the use of GPS to get somewhere, etc)

**Spell: LAPTOP (6)
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Religious studies originated in the 19th century, when scholarly and historical analysis of the Bible had flourished, and Hindu and Buddhist texts were first being translated into European languages.

**Cover: read a book with a religious symbol of any kind

**Read a book with a main character who works or studies the subject OR a book you can justify for this subject (tell us how it fits)

**Read a book where religion is important to the plot

**Spell: BIBLE (5)
B
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Earth sciences: Earth, the third planet from the sun, is the fifth largest planet in the solar system; only the gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are bigger. Earth is the largest of the terrestrial planets of the inner solar system, bigger than Mercury, Venus and Mars.

**Cover: read a book with a cover with an outdoor scene

**Read a book with a main character that works/studies in this subject OR a book you can justify for this subject (tell us why it fits)

**Read a book that is set outdoors OR that is 3rd or 5th in a series

Spell: GLOBE (5)
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Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols. In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language
**Cover – read a book with words/letters or writing symbols (other than title & authors name)
**Read a book with an main character who works or studies the subject OR a book you can justify works with this subject (tell us how it fits)
**Read a book that you found to be well written (this is opinion based, but please tell us why you think so)
**Spell: THESAURUS (9)

Medicine has existed for thousands of years, during most of which it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge) frequently having connections to the religious and philosophical beliefs of local culture.
**Cover: read a book with something medical on it (stethoscope, prescription bottle, etc
**Read a book with a main character who works or studies in the subject OR a book you can justify for this subject (tell us how it fits)
**Read a book where someone needs medical attention
**Spell: LAB COAT (7)

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.
**Cover – read a book with a child on the cover
**Read a book with a main character who works or studies the subject OR a book that you can justify for this subject (tell us how it fits)
**Read a YA book
**Spell: BINDER (6)

Criminal justice
~~ Criminal justice is the system of practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, or sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts.
**Cover: read a book with a police officer, judge, lawyer or criminal on the cover (must be evident it is a criminal - handcuffed, in prison uniform, etc)
**Read a book with a main character who works or studies in the subject OR a book you can justify for this subject (tell us how it fits)
**Read a book where a character goes through the legal system (either rightly or wrongly accused - must go through 2 or more processes - jailed, arraignment, court, etc)
**Spell: BRIEFCASE (9)


message 39: by Kim. E. (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments continuation of TLC Back to College


message 40: by Kim. E. (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC The Extreme Jelly Bean Challenge
Start Date: 7/1/17
Duration: Open Ended
Status: 1/83 Flavors Completed:
Date Completed:

*Note: first letter of a book (excluding a, an, the), an author's first or last name, series name, or main character's name.

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C - Cassie In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French 7/1/17
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message 41: by Kim. E. (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Reading The Rainbow
Started: 7/1/17
Duration: Open
Status:
Completed:

Red

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