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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited May 25, 2017 09:34AM) (new)

Lanelle | 13379 comments Mod
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'Helen to the Atlantic' is a long distance hot air balloon race. The race begins in Helen, Georgia and the finish line is Interstate Highway 95 (anywhere between Maine and Miami). The shortest distance is 225 miles and the race usually takes two days.

Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Re-reads are okay.

I would love to see what balloon you're racing in :)

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is at least 200+ pages long
that is historical
where the main character travels to a different country
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *

* Talks a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning


message 2: by Sandra (last edited Jun 27, 2017 02:04PM) (new)

Sandra I'M IN!

235 Miles.

Fire On Cover - Deadly Illusions - Lily Harper Hart - 22 JUNE - 110 miles
Clouds On Cover - Indigo Fire - Vickie McKeehan - 27 JUNE - 75 miles
Over 200 pgs - The Last Guy - Ilsa Madden-Mills 238 pgs - 19 JUNE - 50 miles

Deadly Illusions (Hardy Brothers Security #3) by Lily Harper Hart Indigo Fire (The Indigo Brothers Trilogy Book 1) by Vickie McKeehan The Last Guy by Ilsa Madden-Mills


message 3: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Jun 10, 2017 05:26AM) (new)

Lanelle | 13379 comments Mod
I'm in.
Duration: June 1 - 30, 2017
miles flown: 310/225

Here's my entry for the race -
description

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
with fire on the cover Thanksgiving 6/7/17 ***

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned Hope Was Here 6/7/17 **** "...white helium balloons..." p. 170
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck Circus Galacticus 6/9/17 *** travels in a spaceship


To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
where the main character travels to a different country Major Lord David 6/8/17 ***
mc goes from England to Belgium


message 4: by Kris Mongo (last edited Jun 17, 2017 08:56PM) (new)

Kris Mongo (krismongo) BOOK it to the finish line! - June 2017
You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017




375 miles so far...

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
❥ with clouds on the cover-Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser **** 6/1/17
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours
❥ where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck-Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen **** 6/9/17
❥ with a character named Helen-The Secrets You Keep by Kate White **** 6/17/17

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
❥ that is at least 200+ pages long-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ***** 6/3/17
❥ that is historical-The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield **** 6/5/17 406 pp.
❥ where the main character travels to a different country-Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford ***** 6/13/17 290 pp.
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *

* Talks a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning


message 5: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited May 25, 2017 04:03PM) (new)

Lanelle | 13379 comments Mod
Kris Mongo wrote: "I am picture challenged!! Cannot seem to figure out how to do this..."

In the GoodReads Handbook folder, there is a thread called HTML Help & Practice Area. Message 4 tells how to post a picture. Let me know if I can help in any way.


message 6: by Jonquil (last edited Jun 17, 2017 08:52PM) (new)

Jonquil | 699 comments Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival
float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
June 1 - 30, 2017

DONE

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: 110
with fire on the cover 6/11
Prom Dates from Hell (Maggie Quinn Girl Vs. Evil #1) by Rosemary Clement-Moore Prom Dates from Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore

To float for 75 miles, read a book: 225
clouds on the cover 6/2
Milkshakes, Mermaids, and Murder (A Mom Zone Mystery #8) by Sara Rosett
helicopter on the cover 6/2
Under Fire (Elite Force #3) by Catherine Mann
MC travels in something other than a car or truck--boat One Tequila 6/15

To soar for 50 miles, read a book: 200
200+ pages long 389 White Hot 6/13
that is historical Death of Riley 6/10
MC travels to a different country US FBI profiler goes to London Agent of Enchantment 6/14
that is set south of where you live I live in Tennessee, they're in Louisiana Fortune Hunter 6/8


message 7: by Tania (last edited Jun 28, 2017 04:24AM) (new)

Tania | 158 comments I would like to join.

Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival
Progress 535/225
COMPLETE

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017
Books must be at least 200 pages.


This is my balloon because it is low to the ground :-)

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
- where someone goes in a hot air balloon
-with fire on the cover: Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich (read 6/2), my review is is here ★★★
- where the main character is an inventor
- that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
- with clouds on the cover
- where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned Monster High by Lisi Harrison (read 6/15), p 210, My review is here ★★★
- with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
- that is set in a different hemisphere that yours The Great Passage by Shion Miura (read 6/6) My review is here ★★★★
- where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck: The Last Paradise by Antonio Garrido (read 6/23), the characters traveled from the U.S. to Russia by boat, then across land by train, my review is here ★★
- with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
- that is at least 200+ pages long: To Tell Your Love by Mary Stolz (read 6/2), 220 pages, my review is here ★★★★
- that is historical: Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike (read 6/8), set in the time just prior to Hamlet, my review is here ★★★★
- where the main character travels to a different country: The Prometheus Deception by Robert Ludlum (read 6/18), main character travels to quite a few different countries beginning in the U.S. and going to England, France, Switzerland, Tunisia, Spain and many others, My review is here ★★★★
- that is set south of where you live: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (read 6/27), set in Vietnam which is geographically further south than Florida. My review is here ★★★★
- that is an adventure book
- where a main character is 'full of hot air' *


message 8: by Kathy (last edited Jun 12, 2017 09:07AM) (new)

Kathy Helen to the Atlantic' is a long distance hot air balloon race. The race begins in Helen, Georgia and the finish line is Interstate Highway 95 (anywhere between Maine and Miami). The shortest distance is 225 miles and the race usually takes two days.

Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Re-reads are okay.

I would love to see what balloon you're racing in :)

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned - It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell - 6/12 *mylar balloons mentioned early in chapter 7
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See - 6/1
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen - The Home Place by Carrie La Seur - 6/5

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is at least 200+ pages long - The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda - 6/5
that is historical
where the main character travels to a different country
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *

* Talks a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning

275 miles 6/12/17


message 9: by Shree (last edited Jun 20, 2017 07:31PM) (new)

Shree | 23 comments I'm in to try!
Duration: June 1 - 30, 2017
Miles Flown: 125/225

darth vader hot air balloon photo: Darth Vader IMG_0277.jpg

Totally stole that balloon from someone on the internet <.<

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
🎈Where someone goes in a hot air balloon
🎈With fire on the cover
🎈Where the main character is an inventor
🎈That is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
🎈With clouds on the cover
🎈Where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
🎈With an airplane or helicopter on the cover
🎈That is set in a different hemisphere that yours
🎈Where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck
>Deadmen Walking
🎈With a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
🎈That is at least 200+ pages long
>All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
🎈That is historical
🎈Where the main character travels to a different country
🎈That is set south of where you live
🎈That is an adventure book
🎈Where a main character is 'full of hot air'


message 10: by Danielle Gypsy Soul (last edited Jul 01, 2017 11:22AM) (new)

Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1363 comments BOOK it to the finish line! - June 2017
You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017

My Hot Air Balloon:
description

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover Blaze 6/8 ★★★★
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover A Stardance Summer 6/29 ★★★★
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck Fierce Obsessions 6/11 ★★★★
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is at least 200+ pages long Enemies of the State 6/10 ★★★★★
that is historical
where the main character travels to a different country
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *


message 11: by Rissa (last edited Jun 12, 2017 06:03AM) (new)

Rissa | 437 comments My spot!

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles. FINISHED 250/225!

I would love to see what balloon you're racing in :)

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover finished 6/11/2017 Two for Trust by Elle Brownlee
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck finished 6/6/2017 Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is at least 200+ pages long finished 6/9/2017 Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
that is historical
where the main character travels to a different country
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book finished 6/4/2017 The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune
where a main character is 'full of hot air'


message 12: by Cheryl (last edited Jun 17, 2017 05:01PM) (new)

Cheryl La Pa (cheryllp) | 92 comments Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Re-reads are okay.

Miles: 460

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
✓with fire on the cover - Spider’s Revenge 2 June
Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin, #5) by Jennifer Estep
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
✓with clouds on the cover: Sugar & Gold 5 June Sugar & Gold (Dreamcatcher, #2) by Emma Scott
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
✓that is set in a different hemisphere that yours: Trust 17 June
✓where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck: Scorpion Trap 8 June (plane)
✓with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen. The Hating Game 14 June

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
✓that is at least 200+ pages long: The Red Lily 11 June (298 pgs)
that is historical
where the main character travels to a different country
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *

* Talks a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning


message 13: by Jonquil (last edited May 26, 2017 04:53PM) (new)

Jonquil | 699 comments Lanelle wrote: "
Here's my entry for the race -..."


Great find, Lanelle!


message 14: by Karen ♐ (last edited Jun 14, 2017 02:24PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1769 comments Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Re-reads are okay.
375/225 miles


To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover - Not Quite Perfect (Not Quite Series, #5) by Catherine Bybee - 6/3
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours - The Virgin - 6/11
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck - airplane - Arranged - 6/2
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is at least 200+ pages long - Waiting for Love - 6/8
that is historical
where the main character travels to a different country - Ravenous - 6/4
that is set south of where you live - Very Bad Things - 6/13
that is an adventure book
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *

* Talks a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning


message 15: by Eunice (last edited Jun 26, 2017 01:48AM) (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Book It To The Finish Line June 2017
Duration: June 1 - 30, 2017
Floated 300/225


You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.

To drift for 110 miles, read a book:
with fire on the cover
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours - Real Sexy
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen - Princess in the Spotlight

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is at least 200+ pages long - Pax
that is historical - A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
that is an adventure book - The Nethergrim


message 16: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments I have a question about hemispheres. Does it have to be just northern and southern hemisphere, or can we also use western and eastern hemisphere?


message 17: by Stormie ~ Book Dragon ~ (last edited May 29, 2017 12:11AM) (new)

Stormie ~ Book Dragon ~ (stormiebookdragon) | 84 comments
Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival
Duration: June 1 - 30, 2017
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Re-reads are okay

(I looked up the code for posting the image and it kept giving me a code error)

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)


where someone goes in a hot air balloon
where the main character is an inventor

covers both of the above Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon but I will use it for the one it mentions the most about.


To float for 75 miles, read a book:

with clouds on the cover How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen The Trilogy: With Fire and Sword, The Deluge & Sir Michael by Henryk Sienkiewicz

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:

that is at least 200+ pages long
that is historical Battle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
where the main character travels to a different country Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
that is set south of where you live The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
that is an adventure book Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *


message 18: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13379 comments Mod
Eunice wrote: "I have a question about hemispheres. Does it have to be just northern and southern hemisphere, or can we also use western and eastern hemisphere?"

You can use the western and eastern hemisphere if you want to.


message 19: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13379 comments Mod
Stormie wrote: "I looked up the code for posting the image and it kept giving me a code error."

There's a place you can practice if you want to keep trying, Stormie. In the GoodReads Handbook folder, there is a thread called HTML Help & Practice Area. Message 4 tells how to post a picture. Let me know if I can help in any way.


message 20: by Rachel (last edited Jun 20, 2017 06:37PM) (new)

Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 650 comments
i love cows!

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Re-reads are okay.

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake Finished 6/16/17
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee Finished 6/2/2017
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is at least 200+ pages long The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert Finished 6/14/17
that is historical
where the main character travels to a different country My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due Finished 6/13/17
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston Finished 6/20/17
where a main character is 'full of hot air'

Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake Not Your Sidekick (Sidekick Squad, #1) by C.B. Lee The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert My Soul to Keep (African Immortals, #1) by Tananarive Due The Lost City of the Monkey God A True Story by Douglas Preston


message 21: by Book Concierge (last edited Jun 29, 2017 06:49PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Book It To the Finish Line - Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race
Begins: 01June17 / Ends: 30June17



8 books read
500 miles


You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover - We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride ✔ – 04June17
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane on the cover - Catch-22 by Joseph Heller ✔ - 08June17
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours - Something Rotten ✔ – 20June17
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck - by Ferry in The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry ✔ – 04June17
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is 200+ pages long - 257 pg - Knots and Crosses ✔ – 09June17
that is historical - Jane Steele ✔ – 14June17
where the main character travels to a different country - The Lowland ✔ – 27June17
that is set south of where you live - Los Angeles area - Farewell, My Lovely ✔ – 01June17
that is an adventure book
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *


message 22: by Ressa (last edited Jun 12, 2017 12:23AM) (new)

Ressa (zeeee) Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Re-reads are okay.

4/4 books
250/225 miles floated



To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover >> Exit, Pursued by a Bear E.K. Johnston June 12
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
that is set in a different hemisphere than yours* >> The Rest of Us Just Live Here Patrick Ness June 11
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck >>
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

*I live in Asia

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is at least 200+ pages long >> Spindle's End Robin McKinley June 4
that is historical >> The Brides of Rollrock Island Margo Lanagan June 5
where the main character travels to a different country
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *

* Talks a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning


message 23: by Diana S (last edited Jul 02, 2017 02:53AM) (new)

Diana S | 302 comments Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival
Books Read: 3/3 completed :D

float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
June 1 - 30, 2017
200 pages.




✔ To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover
(in the lantern)
Home Front by Kristin Hannah Home Front by Kristen Hannah (6/24/17) ★★★★
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

✔ To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover
Necessary Lies (Necessary Lies, #1) by Diane Chamberlain Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain (6/17/17) ★★★★
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

✔ To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is at least 200+ pages long
that is historical
(MPG listed as historical)
The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer (6/12/17) ★★★★
where the main character travels to a different country
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book
where a main character is 'full of hot air *

Up, Up, and Away
Home Front by Kristin Hannah Necessary Lies (Necessary Lies, #1) by Diane Chamberlain The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer


message 24: by Gabriella (last edited Jul 02, 2017 03:47PM) (new)

Gabriella | 262 comments You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles. Fingers crossed :)
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017
410/225

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
★with fire on the cover High Wizardry 16/6
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
★that is set in a different hemisphere that yours The Single Undead Moms Club 29/6
★where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck Will Save the Galaxy for Food 11/6
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
★that is at least 200+ pages long Relics: Modern Magics, Book 1 22/6
that is historical
★where the main character travels to a different country Tabetha's Last Task 25/6
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book
★where a main character is 'full of hot air' Midnight Predator 29/6


message 25: by Kris Mongo (new)

Kris Mongo (krismongo) Lanelle wrote: "Kris Mongo wrote: "I am picture challenged!! Cannot seem to figure out how to do this..."

In the GoodReads Handbook folder, there is a thread called HTML Help & Practice Area. Message 4 tells how ..."


Thank-you!!! Check out message 4 and my beautiful balloon!!!!


message 26: by Cindy III (last edited Jul 01, 2017 01:33AM) (new)

Cindy III | 324 comments Book it to the finish Line
description

Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Re-reads are okay.

Goal: 50/225 mi

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is at least 200+ pages long Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 11 read June 9
that is historical
where the main character travels to a different country
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *

* Talks a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning


message 27: by LaurLa (last edited Jun 30, 2017 05:02AM) (new)

LaurLa | 2542 comments BOOK It to the Finish Line! - JUNE
Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race



325 Miles
5 of 5 Books

Drift for 75 miles = 150 miles
Falling Stars (Rakes, #2) by Anita Mills Lake Effect by Johannah Bryson Deadly Descent (Bagram Special Ops, #1) by Kaylea Cross
✔Clouds on the cover:
❇️Falling Stars - Anita Mills
❇️Read: 06.01 ★★★
✔MC travels in something other than a car or truck:
❇️Lake Effect - Johannah Bryson ~ travel by ferry
❇️Read: 06.09 ★★★
✔Airplane or helicopter on the cover:
❇️Deadly Descent - Kaylea Cross
❇️Read: 06.11 ★★★★

Soar for 50 miles = 100 miles
When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1) by Alexandra Ivy Whiskey Sour (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #2) by Liliana Hart
✔200+ pages long:
❇️When Darkness Comes - Alexandra Ivy ~ 383 pp
❇️Read: 06.15 ★★★★
✔Set south of where you live:
❇️Whiskey Sour - Liliana Hart ~ Savannah, GA is south of IN
❇️Read: 06.19 ★★★


message 28: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13379 comments Mod
Kris Mongo wrote: "Thank-you!!! Check out message 4 and my beautiful balloon!!!! "

Yay! I'm glad you got it to work. Nice balloon!


message 29: by Jane (last edited Jun 22, 2017 09:11PM) (new)

Jane (janejonesreviews) | 70 comments Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Re-reads are okay.

I would love to see what balloon you're racing in :)

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these): 1/4
1. where someone goes in a hot air balloon
2. with fire on the cover
3. where the main character is an inventor

4. that is set in France ~ Mallory lives, works & goes to graduate school in Paris ~ Royal Beast, by Lexi Whitlow ~ 06-01 ~ 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

Royal Beast by Lexi Whitlow

To float for 75 miles, read a book: 2/6

1. with clouds on the cover, Girl looking into wispy clouds. Until Tomorrow, by Nancy Naigle ~ 6-16 ~ 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

Until Tomorrow (Boot Creek #3) by Nancy Naigle

2. where a helium or Mylar balloon is mentioned
3. with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
4. that is set in a different hemisphere that yours

5. where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck ~ Emma flies to a Caribbean Island. ~ Claiming Her SEAL, by Kat Cantrell ~ 06-07 ~ 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

Claiming Her SEAL (ASSIGNMENT Caribbean Nights Book 1) by Kat Cantrell

6. with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book: 4/6

1. that is at least 200+ pages long ~ 222 Pages ~ The Sapphire Affair, by Lauren Blakely ~ 06-12 ~ 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

The Sapphire Affair (Jewel, #1) by Lauren Blakely

2. that is historical

3. where the main character travels to a different country, Fly to Columbia, SA from Colorado. ~ Special Forces Savior, Janie Crouch ~ 06-16 ~ 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

Special Forces Savior (Omega Sector Critical Response #1) by Janie Crouch

4. that is set south of where you live ~ Texas is south of North Carolina ~ Sharpe Mind, Lisa B. Thomas ~ 06-05 ~ 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈
Sharpe Mind (Maycroft Mystery #3) by Lisa B. Thomas

5. that is an adventure book

6. where a main character is 'full of hot air' ~ Grandparents that fall in love are both 'full of hot air' & humorous. ~ Battle of the Bulbs, Shannyn Leah ~ 06-16 ~ ~ 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

Battle of the Bulbs (Holidays in Willow Valley #1) by Shannyn Leah


message 30: by Marla (new)

 Marla | 789 comments Book it to the Finish Line! June 2017
Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival
Duration: 6/1/17 - 6/30/17
Progress: 225 of 225 miles
# of Books: 4

'Helen to the Atlantic' is a long distance hot air balloon race. The race begins in Helen, Georgia and the finish line is Interstate Highway 95 (anywhere between Maine and Miami). The shortest distance is 225 miles and the race usually takes two days.

Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Re-reads are okay.

I would love to see what balloon you're racing in :)

balloon

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
with fire on the cover
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
with clouds on the cover
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
that is set in a different hemisphere that yours
where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck
The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, #2) by Tess Gerritsen by Tess Gerritsen (6/1/17) ~ airplane
with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
that is at least 200+ pages long
Love Me If You Dare by Carly Phillips (6/13/17) ~ 361 pages
that is historical
The Residence Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower by Kate Anderson Brower (6/9/17)
where the main character travels to a different country
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book
The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey Call of the Forgotten, #2) by Julie Kagawa by Julie Kagawa (6/15/17) ~ 46 people
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *
The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #16) by Michael Connelly by Michael Connelly (6/7/17)

* Talks a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning


message 31: by KritikaB (last edited Jun 20, 2017 11:59PM) (new)

KritikaB | 22 comments Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival
You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017

Complete 360/225 miles

To drift for 110 miles, read a book:
Where the main character is an inventor
The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May (18 June 2017)

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
Set in a different hemisphere that yours
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones (7 June 2017)
Where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck
Jake by Kym Grosso (4 June 2017)

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
At least 200+ pages long
Mortal Ties by Eileen Wilks (15 June 2017)
Where the main character travels to a different country
Blood Destiny by Tessa Dawn (19 June 2017)

The Fallen Kingdom (The Falconer, #3) by Elizabeth May Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson, #11) by Darynda Jones Jake (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 8) by Kym Grosso Mortal Ties (World of the Lupi, #9) by Eileen Wilks Blood Destiny (Blood Curse, #1) by Tessa Dawn


message 32: by Sandra (new)

Sandra FINISHED!

235 Miles.

Fire On Cover - Deadly Illusions - Lily Harper Hart - 22 JUNE - 110 miles
Clouds On Cover - Indigo Fire - Vickie McKeehan - 27 JUNE - 75 miles
Over 200 pgs - The Last Guy - Ilsa Madden-Mills 238 pgs - 19 JUNE - 50 miles

Deadly Illusions (Hardy Brothers Security #3) by Lily Harper Hart Indigo Fire (The Indigo Brothers Trilogy Book 1) by Vickie McKeehan The Last Guy by Ilsa Madden-Mills


message 33: by Tania (new)

Tania | 158 comments Finished with a total of 535 miles on message 7 (I well overshot my landing!)


message 34: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Update to MESSAGE # 21

Finished with 500 miles!


message 35: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl La Pa (cheryllp) | 92 comments I'm finished! I floated for 460 miles.

Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

You must float in an easterly direction for 225 miles.
Duration : June 1 - 30, 2017

Miles: 460

To drift for 110 miles, read a book: (you can only read 1 of these)
where someone goes in a hot air balloon
✓with fire on the cover - Spider’s Revenge 2 June
Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin, #5) by Jennifer Estep
where the main character is an inventor
that is set in France

To float for 75 miles, read a book:
✓with clouds on the cover: Sugar & Gold 5 June Sugar & Gold (Dreamcatcher, #2) by Emma Scott
where a helium or mylar balloon is mentioned
with an airplane or helicopter on the cover
✓that is set in a different hemisphere that yours: Trust 17 June
✓where the main character travels in something other than a car or truck: Scorpion Trap 8 June (plane)
✓with a character named Helen, Helena, Helene, Helaine, or any other variation of Helen. The Hating Game 14 June

To soar for 50 miles, read a book:
✓that is at least 200+ pages long: The Red Lily 11 June (298 pgs)
that is historical
where the main character travels to a different country
that is set south of where you live
that is an adventure book
where a main character is 'full of hot air' *

* Talks a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning


message 36: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2542 comments Finished!!!
Original Post ==> message 27


message 37: by Eunice (new)

Eunice | 340 comments Finished 300 miles! Original post in message 15


message 38: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III | 324 comments Completed 50/225 miles for message 26, so I lost this race.


message 39: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 650 comments I did 335 miles, if my math is right. Lol. message 20


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