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message 1: by Diana S (last edited Oct 01, 2017 12:32PM) (new)

Diana S | 436 comments Mod
Celebrating October Challenge
Duration: October 1 through October 31, 2017

Part 1

Celebrating National Gumbo Day (10/12) and National Pasta Day (10/17)

Spell-out the word GUMBO or PASTA

Part 2
Read the following tasks.

1. Halloween (10/31)
Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in TRICK OR TREAT (All words count; 3-word minimum).

2. National Black Cat Day (10/27)
Read a book that has a Black (at less 75%) cover. (show cover) -OR- a book whose MC owns a cat.

3. Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26)
Read a book whose the MC is a werewolf - OR- a book that has a moon on the cover (show cover)

4. Friday the 13th
Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. -OR- a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series.

5. National Pumpkin Day (10/26)
Read a book whose author's initials (first & last name) are found in PUMPKIN -OR- a book with pumpkin(s) on the cover (show cover).

Challenge Rules
1. You may choose Part 1/Part 2 -OR- Choose to do BOTH

For Part One
1. One book for each letter.
2. Your may use * the first letter of the first word of the book title (exclude a, an, or the )
Or * the initials of an author's first or last name,
Or * the initials of the main character's first or last name
3. All books must be 100 pages or more. Re-reads are allowed as long as you actually read the books. NO Skimming!
4. Add the date that you completed each book. Your rating is optional.

For Part Two
1. One book for each task.
2. All books must be 100 pages or more. Re-reads are allowed as long as you actually read the books. NO Skimming!
3. Add the date that you completed each book. Your rating is optional.

Enjoy and I'm glad y'all like the new format!


message 2: by Diana S (last edited Oct 07, 2017 10:12PM) (new)

Diana S | 436 comments Mod
Participants
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Gumbo
Book Concierge (Both)
Jaret (Both)

Pasta
Diana S (Both)
Marilyn (Both)
Olivermagnus (Both)
Licha-Olivia (Both)


message 3: by Book Concierge (last edited Jan 28, 2018 07:24AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2507 comments Mod
Celebrating October Challenge
Begins: 01Oct17 / Ends: 31Oct17



Part 1
Celebrating National Gumbo Day (10/12)
S*P*E*L*L

5 / 5 Completed

Gumbo
G - Gabriel García Márquez / Living to Tell the Tale ✔ – 07Oct17
U - Ukulele Murder ✔ – 31Oct17
M - Maeve Binchy / Heart and Soul ✔ – 21Oct17
B - BOOY, Simon Van / The Illusion of Separateness
O - OSTLERE, Cathy / Karma ✔ – 29Oct17

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Part 2
Read the following tasks.

5 / 5 completed

1. Halloween (10/31) - First letter of every word in the title can be found in TRICK OR TREAT - I.T.O - Inside the O'Briens ✔ – 19Jan18

2. National Black Cat Day (10/27) - Read a book whose MC owns a cat - Murder in the Paperback Parlor ✔ - 16Oct17

3. Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26) - Moon on the cover - Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller ✔ – 17Oct17 (It's tiny ... just under the N in "Night")

4. Friday the 13th - Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. - Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor ✔ – 01Oct17

5. National Pumpkin Day - Read a book whose author's initials are in PUMPKIN - I.M. - Ian McEwan / The Children Act ✔ - 14Oct17


message 4: by Jaret (last edited Oct 26, 2017 03:06PM) (new)

Jaret | 210 comments Part 1 (1/5)

G
U
Mantel, Hillary Wolf Hall 2 stars 10/21/2017
B
O

Part 2 (2/5)
1. Halloween (10/31)
Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in TRICK OR TREAT (All words count; 3-word minimum).

2. National Black Cat Day (10/27)
Read a book that has a Black (at less 75%) cover. (show cover) -OR- a book whose MC owns a cat.

3. Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26)
Read a book whose the MC is a werewolf - OR- a book that has a moon on the cover (show cover)

4. Friday the 13th
Ancient Ones by Kirk Mitchell 2 stars 10/25/2017 book 3 in the Parker/Turnipseed series

5. National Pumpkin Day (10/26)
Geronimo Stilton Audio Books 11-12 ITS HALLOWEEN, YOU FRAIDY MOUSE! & MERRY CHRISTMAS, GERONIMO! (AUDIO by Geronimo Stilton by Elisabetta Dami 3 stars 10/22/2017 pumpkin on cover


message 5: by Diana S (last edited Oct 07, 2017 10:16PM) (new)

Diana S | 436 comments Mod
Celebrating October Challenge
Duration: October 1 through October 31, 2017
(Both)
Books Read: 1/10

Part 1
National Pasta Day (10/17)

Spell-out:PASTA (1/5)
P
A
Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton (10/6/17) 2.5 ★★
T
A

Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #17) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Part 2
Read the following tasks.

1. Halloween (10/31)
Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in TRICK OR TREAT (All words count; 3-word minimum).

2. National Black Cat Day (10/27)
Read a book that has a Black (at less 75%) cover. (show cover) -OR- a book whose MC owns a cat.

3. Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26)
Read a book whose the MC is a werewolf - OR- a book that has a moon on the cover (show cover)

4. Friday the 13th
Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. -OR- a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series.

5. National Pumpkin Day (10/26)
Read a book whose author's initials (first & last name) are found in PUMPKIN -OR- a book with pumpkin(s) on the cover (show cover).


message 6: by Marilyn (last edited Oct 31, 2017 12:24PM) (new)

Marilyn Lott | 331 comments Celebrating October Challenge
Begins: 01Oct17 / Ends: 31Oct17


Part 1
Celebrating National Gumbo Day (10/12)
S*P*E*L*L

5 / 5 Completed

Pasta
P - Penny, Louise, author of The Beautiful Mystery--10/5/17
A - Attenberg, Jami, author of Saint Mazie--10/10/17
S - Sullivan, Faith, author of Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse--10/3/17
T - Tom White, main character in Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann--10/21/17
A - Ada Lovelace, one of the first main characters, important enough to have a programming language named after her in The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson--10/9/17

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Part 2
Read the following tasks.

2 / 5 completed

1. Halloween (10/31)
Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in TRICK OR TREAT (All words count; 3-word minimum).

✔2. National Black Cat Day (10/27)
Read a book that has a Black (at less 75%) cover. (show cover) -OR- a book whose MC owns a cat.
The Burning Girl by Claire Messud The Burning Girl by Claire Messud--10/31/17

3. Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26)
Read a book whose the MC is a werewolf - OR- a book that has a moon on the cover (show cover)

✔4. Friday the 13th
Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. -OR- a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series.
Glass Houses by Louise Penny--#13 in the Inspector Gamache series--10/18/17

5. National Pumpkin Day (10/26)
Read a book whose author's initials (first & last name) are found in PUMPKIN -OR- a book with pumpkin(s) on the cover (show cover)


message 7: by Olivermagnus (last edited Oct 28, 2017 05:47AM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 204 comments Celebrating October Challenge
October 1 - 31, 2017
6
of 10 Complete

P - Peter Swanson - Her Every Fear - 10/20/17
A - The Anteater of Death - Betty Webb - 10/3/17
S - Survivor In Death - J.D. Robb - 10/7/17
T - The Trapped Girl - Robert Dugoni - 10/19/17
A - The Andalucian Friend - Alexander Söderberg - 10/21/17

1. Halloween (10/31)
Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in TRICK OR TREAT (All words count; 3-word minimum).
The Orphan's Tale - Pam Jenoff - 10/11/17

2. National Black Cat Day (10/27)
Read a book that has a Black (at less 75%) cover. (show cover) -OR- a book whose MC owns a cat.

3. Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26)
Read a book whose the MC is a werewolf - OR- a book that has a moon on the cover (show cover)

4. Friday the 13th
Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. -OR- a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series.
Sandstorm - James Rollins - 10/16/17- Book 1 Sigma Force

5. National Pumpkin Day (10/26)
Read a book whose author's initials (first & last name) are found in PUMPKIN -OR- a book with pumpkin(s) on the cover (show cover).


message 8: by Licha-Olivia (last edited Oct 31, 2017 07:23PM) (new)

Licha-Olivia | 257 comments I'm in for both

Celebrating October Challenge-
Duration: October 1 through October 31, 2017

Part 1: COMPLETED
Celebrating National Gumbo Day (10/12) and National Pasta Day (10/17)
Spell-out the word PASTA

P: Phillips, Susan Elizabeth; Match Me if you can (10/9/17)
A:Amy Poehler; Yes Please (10/29/17)
S: Saintcrow, Lilith; Hunter’s Prayer (10/13/17)
T: Theron (character); Redemption Alley Lilith Saintcrow (10/25/17)
A:Ames, John (character), Lila - B Format Marilynne Robinson (10/25/17)

Part 2: 3/5 Completed
Read the following tasks.
1. Halloween (10/31)
Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in TRICK OR TREAT (All words count; 3-word minimum). Redemption Alley Lilith Saintcrow (10/25/17)

2. National Black Cat Day (10/27)
Read a book that has a Black (at less 75%) cover. (show cover) Night Shift Lilith Saintcrow (10/7/17) Night Shift (Jill Kismet, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow

3. Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26)
Read a book whose the MC is a werewolf - OR- a book that has a moon on the cover (show cover)

4. Friday the 13th
Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. -OR- a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series. Lila - B Format Marilynne Robinson Gilead Series # 3 ( 10/25/17)

5. National Pumpkin Day (10/26)
Read a book whose author's initials (first & last name) are found in PUMPKIN -OR- a book with pumpkin(s) on the cover (show cover).


message 9: by JennH (last edited Oct 20, 2017 09:10AM) (new)

JennH | 189 comments Celebrating October Challenge

✔P - Picked to Die by Sheila Connolly 10/5/17
A
✔S - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 10/14/17
✔T - Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty 10/7/17
A

1. Halloween (10/31)
Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in TRICK OR TREAT (All words count; 3-word minimum).

2. National Black Cat Day (10/27)
Read a book that has a Black (at less 75%) cover. (show cover) -OR- a book whose MC owns a cat.

3. Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26)
Read a book whose the MC is a werewolf - OR- a book that has a moon on the cover (show cover)

✔4. Friday the 13th
Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. -OR- a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series.
Night by Elie Wiesel

✔5. National Pumpkin Day (10/26)
Read a book whose author's initials (first & last name) are found in PUMPKIN -OR- a book with pumpkin(s) on the cover (show cover).
Merry Market Murder by Paige Shelton 10/19/17
Merry Market Murder (A Farmers' Market Mystery, #5) by Paige Shelton

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty Picked to Die (Orchard, #8) by Sheila Connolly Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Night by Elie Wiesel Merry Market Murder (A Farmers' Market Mystery, #5) by Paige Shelton


message 10: by Connie (last edited Oct 29, 2017 10:45PM) (new)

Connie D | 265 comments I'm hoping to do both, but I'm not promising to complete it. I'm aiming lower: 7 out of 10.

Part 1

Celebrating National Gumbo Day (10/12) and National Pasta Day (10/17)

G is for Gratz, Alan. Refugee 5 stars. 10/29/17
U is for Upson, Nicola. The Death of Lucy Kyte 4 stars. 10/14/17
M is for Michael Connelly. The Late Show 5 stars. 10/11/17
B is for Burnett , Frances Hodgson. A Little Princess 5 stars. 10/2/17
O is for Odin in Man Overboard by J.A. Jance. 10/25/17. 4 stars.



Reminder: We can use the initials of the main character's first or last name


message 11: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2507 comments Mod
Update message # 3 - FINALLY got that last task done - 19Jan18!!!!!

Celebrating October Challenge
Begins: 01Oct17 / Ends: 31Oct17



Part 1
Celebrating National Gumbo Day (10/12)
S*P*E*L*L

5 / 5 Completed

Gumbo
G - Gabriel García Márquez / Living to Tell the Tale ✔ – 07Oct17
U - Ukulele Murder ✔ – 31Oct17
M - Maeve Binchy / Heart and Soul ✔ – 21Oct17
B - BOOY, Simon Van / The Illusion of Separateness
O - OSTLERE, Cathy / Karma ✔ – 29Oct17

=========================================

Part 2
Read the following tasks.

5 / 5 completed

1. Halloween (10/31) - First letter of every word in the title can be found in TRICK OR TREAT - I.T.O - Inside the O'Briens ✔ – 19Jan18

2. National Black Cat Day (10/27) - Read a book whose MC owns a cat - Murder in the Paperback Parlor ✔ - 16Oct17

3. Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26) - Moon on the cover - Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller ✔ – 17Oct17 (It's tiny ... just under the N in "Night")

4. Friday the 13th - Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. - Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor ✔ – 01Oct17

5. National Pumpkin Day - Read a book whose author's initials are in PUMPKIN - I.M. - Ian McEwan / The Children Act ✔ - 14Oct17


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