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message 1: by Susan C (last edited Dec 28, 2018 02:27PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments I've been in a reading slump for awhile, and the only way I'm meeting my 2017 challenge is by doing some marathon reading in December. Too much pressure, so I'm going with a more reasonable number for 2018.

Link to my 2018 Member Corner page

Challenges carried forward from 2017:
Wacky Reading Challenges group:
Let's Go to Disneyland (no deadline) Challenge completed! 10/14/2018
Risk (no deadline) Challenge completed! 3/5/2018

Crazy Challenge Connection group:
Scrabble, Anyone? (no deadline)
School Days (no deadline)
1-2-3 Challenge, Revisited (no deadline) Challenge completed! 11/21/2018
Help Me Decide (04/01/17-03/30/18) Challenge completed!

New challenges in 2018:
On-going:
CCC: Quilting Challenge (no deadline)
CCC: Letter by Letter (no deadline)
CCC: ROUTE 66 – The Mother Road (no deadline)

Yearly:
WRC: 2018 Bucket List (01/01/18-12/31/18) Challenge completed! 11/3/2018
WRC: 18x18 Challenge (01/01/18-12/31/18) Challenge completed! 9/15/2018
CCC: Help Me Decide 2018 (04/01/18-03/30/19)
CCC: Literary Map Challenge (04/29/18-09/30/18) Challenge completed! 12/28/2018
CCC: Ugly Once a Month (8/1/2018-7/31/2019)

Quarterly:
WRC: Pick Three for Me Q2 (04/01/18-06/30/18) Challenge completed! 6/19/2018

Monthly:
CCC: January Recipe of the Month (01/01/18-01/31/18) Challenge Completed! 1/22/2018
WRC: February Mini Challenge (02/01/18-02/28/18) Challenge Completed! 2/23/2018
CCC: March Recipe of the Month (03/01/18-03/31/18) Challenge Completed! 3/23/2018
WRC: April 2018 Word Search (04/01/18-04/30/18) Challenge Completed! 4/22/2018
WRC: May 2018 Word Search (05/01/18-05/31/18) Challenge completed! 5/17/2018
CCC: June Recipe of the Month Challenge completed! 6/17/2018
WRC: June 2018 Word Search Challenge completed! 6/25/2018
CCC: August Recipe of the Month (08/01/18-08/31/18) Challenge completed! 8/18/2018
WRC: August 2018 Word Search (08/01/18-08/31/18) Challenge completed! 8/16/2018
CCC: September Recipe of the Month (09/01/18-09/30/18) Challenge completed! 9/30/2018


message 2: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Susan C wrote: "I've been in a reading slump for awhile, and the only way I'm meeting my 2017 challenge is by doing some marathon reading in December. Too much pressure, so I'm going with a more reasonable number ..."

Sounds good Susan! Reading should be relaxing and enjoyable, not something that puts pressure on you. Wishing you the best of luck with your goal but above all I wish you a very happy reading year!


message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Grønsund (gullita) | 3262 comments I'll echo Susy's comment and wish you the best of luck in 2018! I hope you manage to find some great books to pull you out of that reading slump :)


message 4: by Susan C (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Susy wrote: "Susan C wrote: "I've been in a reading slump for awhile, and the only way I'm meeting my 2017 challenge is by doing some marathon reading in December. Too much pressure, so I'm going with a more re..."

Thanks, Susy! I truly do love to read, so my slump has me perplexed. I think it has more to do with other changes in my life this year, rather than anything to do with reading itself. I'm looking forward to getting my reading "mojo" back in 2018!


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Lisa wrote: "I'll echo Susy's comment and wish you the best of luck in 2018! I hope you manage to find some great books to pull you out of that reading slump :)"

Thanks, Lisa! I have some great books on my TBR, and I'm looking forward to reading them in 2018 (and what's left of 2017, too)!


message 6: by Sean (new)

Sean | 33 comments Hi Susan,

I have a bunch of old favourites that I pull out when I'm feeling slumped. Some of them I've probably read a dozen times but at this point the familiarity is part of the appeal. I'm sure you have a bunch of these as well. I'd pull out one or more of these, the beverage of your choice, and just enjoy a good book or two without feeling any need to "achieve".

cheers


message 7: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11916 comments Best of luck with your challenge!


message 8: by Susan C (last edited Dec 29, 2018 06:35AM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Crazy Challenge Connection group
SCRABBLE, ANYONE?
Begins February 1, 2014
No deadline


You may use the first letter of the first word of the book's title (do NOT count A, An or The), or the first or last initial of the author to complete each letter.

Link to the Challenge

Scrabble word helper

Set #1: E, A, I, I, O, N, L finished 6/27/2016

E - How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng read 3/26/2016
A - Astray by Emma Donoghue read 4/26/2016
I - In Office Hours by Lucy Kellaway read 3/29/2016
I - The Improbability of Love by Hannah Mary Rothschild read 5/28/2016
O - The Other Story by Tatiana de Rosnay read 6/27/2016
N - NOS4A2 by Joe Hill read 6/11/2016
L - Lunch with Buddha by Roland Merullo read 4/3/2016

Word for set #1 - on On My Own Two Feet: The Journey from Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life by Amy Purdyread 4/7/2016

Set #2: A, O, T, N, T, C, T Finished 12/21/2016

A - Ali in Wonderland read 8/14/2016
O - The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics read 11/20/2016
T - A Tale for the Time Being read 7/17/2016
N - No Biking in the House Without a Helmet by Melissa Fay Greene read 7/3/2016
T - The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer read 10/14/2016
C - The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness read 9/21/2016
T The Tree of Hands read 12/21/2016

Word for set #2: Not Not My Father's Son read 8/8/2016

Set #3: T, M, R, N, U, O, G

T - Twelve Years a Slave read 12/31/2016
M - Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town read 1/8/2017
R - Riversong696] read 2/12/2017
N - Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg read 4/2/2017
U - Us read 5/7/2017
O - Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town read 4/23/2017
G - The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo read 2/12/2017

Word for set #3: On I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago read 4/26/2017

Set #4: C, L, R, I, Q, T, A finished 12/18/2017

C - Commonwealth read 12/6/2017
L - Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love read 6/7/2017
R - Raw: A Love Story read 11/20/2017
I - Inescapable read 6/8/2017
Q - The Quilter's Daughter read 12/18/2017
T - Turbo Twenty-Three read 6/21/2017
A - Addicted read 5/28/2017

Word for set #4: At Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant read 5/21/2017

Set #5: S, Y, O, W, A, D, R

S - Sing, Unburied, Sing read 1/18/2018
Y - You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures read 12/25/2017
O On Mystic Lake read 2/20/2018
W Worn Me Down read 2/3/2018
A - Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS read 12/27/2017
D - The Divorce Papers read 12/30/2017
R - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend read 12/18/2017

Word for set #5: Way - Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son read 1/14/2018

Set #6: F, R, O, Q, N, D, J

F Fool read 8/24/2018
R - Retirement Without Borders: How to Retire Abroad--in Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, and Other Sunny, Foreign Places read 2/28/2018
O Only Love Can Break Your Heart read 10/2/2018
Q Quartet in Autumn read 8/18/2018
N - Noir read 5/30/2018
D Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America read 4/14/2018
J The Janus Stone read 5/3/2018

Word for set #6: Of The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies read 4/2/2018

Set #7: S, J, E, C, D, B, O

S - A Study in Charlotte read 10/18/2018
J
E - Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery read 10/27/2018
C - Crazy Little Thing read 12/13/2018
D - The Daily Show: An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests read 11/20/2018
B - Belong to Me read 10/24/2018
O - One Good Dog read 12/29/2018

Word for set #7:
The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do--and How to Get Them to Do What You Want
To Be Sung Underwater
The Way Life Should Be
What to Do about the Solomons

jobed, jobes, jobs, jobe, job, sjoe, joes, joe, jo, cobs, codes, decos, cosed, bodes, coeds, cob, docs, cods, debs, beds, deco, ecod, bode, code, dobs, bods, coed, cod, bed, bod, deb, dob, doc, cose, seco, obes, ecos, sec, eco, sob, soc, cos, bes, obe, bos, obs, odes, dose, does, ob, be, bo, ode, dso, sed, dos, ods, sod, eds, doe, de, ed, do, od, ose, oes, oe, so, es, os


message 9: by Susan C (last edited Oct 14, 2018 03:40PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Wacky Reading Challenge group
Let's Go to Disneyland!
April 1, 2016 - Completion


Disneyland is in the midst of celebrating their 60th Year Anniversary. Let's join the fun and visit the happiest place in the world together!

*You must complete tasks A-D for each land.
*Task E (the spell out task) is OPTIONAL - its up to you if you want to complete it. But be sure to save an additional post if you plan on doing the spell out!

Challenge Rules:
We will observe the 125 page limit but you may combine books to reach the page limit but all combined books must meet the challenge requirement. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine but please be sure to re-read the entire book. When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include a link to the book title, the author's name, and the date you finished reading the book. Please post cover when a cover item has been asked for.

Link to the Challenge

119/119 Challenge completed!

Disney "Lands"

Main Street USA
✓ A. Read a book that takes place in a small town in the US. Nobody's Fool read 9/10/2016
✓ B. Read a book with a vehicle or street scene on the cover.
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai read 10/3/2016
✓ C. Read a book in which the author's first AND last initial can be found in MAIN STREET ARCADE. The King of Taksim Square by Emrah Serbes read 6/18/2016
✓ D. Read a book in which the first letter of EVERY word in the title (include a,an,the) may be found in DISNEYLAND RAILROAD (3 Word Minimum), A Sudden Light read 4/14/2016
✓ E. Spell Out MAIN STREET USA.

✓ M - March Violets by Philip Kerr read 4/18/2016
✓ A - Astray by Emma Donoghue read 4/26/2016
✓ I - Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai read 12/22/2016
✓ N - No Biking in the House Without a Helmet by Melissa Fay Greene read 7/3/2016

✓ S - Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai read 4/5/2016
✓ T - The Tilted World by Tom Franklin read 4/29/2016 read 1/18/2017
✓ R - Riversong by Tess Thompson
✓ E - The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan read 5/1/2016
✓ E - The Echo Maker read 12/9/2016
✓ T - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki read 7/17/2016

✓ U - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce read 7/22/2016
✓ S - Summer Island by Kristin Hannah read 6/1/2016
✓ A - Ali in Wonderland read 8/14/2016

Adventureland
✓ A. Read a book that is tagged Adventure on its GR Homepage. You may use this link to help find a book but the book you choose does NOT have to be listed here:Adventure. The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon read 12/10/2017
✓ B. Read a book you think has an exciting cover. Please explain what made the cover exciting to you. Lucky Us read 8/22/2016 - The zebra balancing on the lion, walking on a tightrope
Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
✓ C. Read a book in which the author's first AND last initial can be found in JUNGLE CRUISE.
My Story by Elizabeth Smart read 5/26/2016
✓ D. Read a book in which the first letter of EVERY word in the title (include a,an,the) may be found in INDIANA JONES ADVENTURE (3 Word Minimum). Standing in the Rainbow read 5/9/2016
✓ E. Spell out ADVENTURELAND.

✓ A - Amity & Sorrow read 9/13/2016
✓ D - Delicious! read 6/25/2016
✓ V - Vinegar Girl read 2/4/2018
✓ E - Eleanor & Park read 12/20/2016
✓ N - Not My Father's Son read 8/8/2016
✓ T - The Tender Bar read 10/14/2016
✓ U - Us read 5/7/2017
✓ R - Range Of Motion read 4/2/2017
✓ E - The Expatriates read 4/7/2017
✓ L - Lunch with Buddha read 4/3/2016
✓ A - All I Love and Know read 11/16/2016
✓ N - Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg read 4/2/2017
✓ D - Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant read 5/21/2017

Frontierland
✓ A. Read a book that is tagged Historical Fiction on its GR Homepage AND takes place after 1800 in the US. Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin read 5/5/2016
✓ B. Read a book that has either a cowboy or a horse on the cover Inescapable read 6/8/2017
Inescapable (Road to Kingdom, #1) by Nancy Mehl
✓ C. Read a book in which the author's first AND last initial can be found in TOM SAWYER'S ISLAND. The Road from Gap Creek by Robert Morgan read 6/10/2016
✓ D. Read a book in which the first letter of EVERY word in the title (include a,an,the) may be found in MARK TWAIN RAILROAD (3 Word Minimum). Reading Lolita in Tehran reead 9/5/2016
✓ E. Spell out FRONTIERLAND.

✓ F - Frog Music read 9/27/2016
✓ R - The Red House read 4/20/2017
✓ O - On My Own Two Feet: The Journey from Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life by Amy Purdy read 4/7/2016
✓ N - The Nest read 4/24/2017
✓ T - Twelve Years a Slave read 12/31/2016
✓ I - I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago read 4/26/2017
✓ E - Everybody's Fool read 5/14/2017
✓ R - Raw: A Love Story read 11/20/2017
✓ L - A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier read 6/9/2016
✓ A - The Angry Woman Suite read 12/19/2016
✓ N - No Opportunity Wasted: Creating a Life List read 7/23/2017
✓ D - Dreams of Joy read 7/19/2017

Fantasyland
✓ A. Read a retelling of a fairy tale or a book that is tagged Fantasy on its GR Homepage. Son (fantasy) read 4/6/2016
✓ B. Read a book with a castle, knight or a woman in a beautiful dress on the cover. My Brilliant Friend (woman in beautiful dress) read 10/18/2016
My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels #1) by Elena Ferrante
✓ C. Read a book in which the author's first AND last initial can be found in MATTERHORN The Improbability of Love by Hannah Mary Rothschild read 5/28/2016
✓ D. Read a book in which the first letter of EVERY word in the title (include a,an,the) may be found in SLEEPING BEAUTY CASTLE (3 Word Minimum). The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics by Barton Swaim read 6/19/2016
✓ E. Spell out FANTASYLAND.

✓ F - The Free read 4/5/2017
✓ A - Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons read 1/23/2017
✓ N - Nora Webster read 8/10/2017
✓ T - Torch read 3/13/2017
✓ A - Addicted read 5/28/2017
✓ S - The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith read 7/20/2016
✓ Y - You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures read 12/25/2017
✓ L - Life Among Giants read 6/25/2016
✓ A - The Aviator's Wife read 11/17/2017
✓ N - Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science read 2/11/2018
✓ D - The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection read 12/8/2017


message 10: by Susan C (last edited Oct 14, 2018 03:38PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Disneyland, cont'd

Link to the Challenge

Tomorrowland
✓ A. Read a book that is tagged Dystopia or Science Fiction or a book that takes place in the future. A Wrinkle in Time read 8/24/2016
✓ B. Read a book with a planet or stars on the cover. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra read 4/22/2016
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
✓ C. Read a book in which the author's first AND last initial can be found in AUTOPIA.
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler read 4/10/2016
✓ D. Read a book in which the first letter of EVERY word in the title (include a,an,the) may be found in SPACE MOUNTAIN (3 Word Minimum). The Other Story by Tatiana de Rosnay read 6/27/2016
✓ E. Spell out TOMORROWLAND.

✓ T - The Tree of Hands read 12/21/2016
✓ O - The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics read 11/19/2016
✓ M - Moth Smoke read 11/24/2016
✓ O - The Opposite of Everyone read 11/24/2016
✓ R - The Rithmatist read 12/7/2017
✓ R - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend read 12/18/2017
✓ O - Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town read 4/23/2017
✓ W - Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir by Amanda Knox read 4/7/2016
✓ L - The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney read 7/23/2016
✓ A - The Almost Sisters read 11/19/2017
✓ N - Noir read 5/30/2018
✓ D - The Divorce Papers read 12/30/2017

New Orleans Square
✓ A. Read a book that is set in New Orleans or a book that is tagged Paranormal. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (paranormal) read 6/11/2016
✓ B. Read a book with a ship, statue or graveyard on the cover. Getting Off at Elysian Fields: Obituaries from the New Orleans Times-Picayune read 11/25/2017
Getting Off at Elysian Fields Obituaries from the New Orleans Times-Picayune by John Pope
✓ C. Read a book in which the author's first AND last initial can be found in HAUNTED MANSION.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield read 5/6/2016
✓ D. Read a book in which the first letter of EVERY word in the title (include a,an,the) may be found in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN (3 Word Minimum). Crazy Rich Asians read 12/17/2016
✓ E. Spell Out NEW ORLEANS SQUARE.

✓ N - Notes from a Small Island read 6/9/2018
✓ E - Elsewhere read 5/25/2017
✓ W - What Alice Forgot read 9/17/2016

✓ O - Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route into Spain read 4/29/2017
✓ R - The Red Tent read 12/27/2017
✓ L - Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal read 8/11/2016
✓ E - The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language read 12/22/2017
✓ A - Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS read 12/27/2017
✓ N - Night Film read 10/14/2018
✓ S - Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson read 7/24/2016

✓ S - Someone read 8/15/2016
✓ Q - The Quilter's Daughter read 12/18/2017
✓ U - The Underdogs read 12/19/2016
✓ A - Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son read 1/14/2018
✓ R - The Risk Pool read 2/16/2018
✓ E - Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother read 12/22/2017

Critter Country: Formerly Known as Bear Country
✓ A. Read a book that has a nature or wilderness setting. Destroyer Angel read 9/17/2016
✓ B. Read a book with an animal on the cover. Bettyville by George Hodgman read 5/22/2016
Bettyville by George Hodgman
✓ C. Read a book in which the author's first AND last initial can be found in SPLASH MOUNTAIN.
Fashion, Lies, and Murder by Sibel Hodge read 7/31/2016
✓ D. Read a book in which the first letter of EVERY word in the title (include a,an,the) may be found in DAVY CROCKETT'S EXPLORER CANOES (3 Word Minimum). The Shelter Cycle by Peter Rock read 4/24/2016
✓ E. Spell out CRITTER COUNTRY.

✓ C - Coincidence read 8/15/2016
✓ R - A Reliable Wife read 4/16/2018
✓ I - The Infatuations read 6/26/2017
✓ T - Truly Madly Guilty read 2/2/2017
✓ T - Triptych read 5/5/2017
✓ E - Everybody's Son read 2/8/2018
✓ R - Retirement Without Borders: How to Retire Abroad--in Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, and Other Sunny, Foreign Places read 2/28/2018

✓ C - The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness read 9/21/2016
✓ O - The Other Widow read 11/23/2017
✓ U - The Underground Railroad read 1/13/2018
✓ N - No Land's Man read 10/29/2017
✓ T - Trajectory read 7/10/2017
✓ R - Ripper read 4/20/2018
✓ Y - The Year of Magical Thinking read 4/20/2017


message 11: by Susan C (last edited Dec 23, 2018 01:19PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Crazy Challenge Connection group
SCHOOL DAYS, no deadline

Link to the Challenge

KINDERGARTEN
extended families
phone number/address
colors/numbers

✓ Read a book by an author who shares a first name with someone in your family. My husband's name is Tom, so I read The Tilted World by Tom Franklin read 4/29/2016
✓ Read a book with one number from your street address in the total number of pages (Ex.: If your street address is 467 Main Street, you would need a 4, 6 or 7 in the number of pages) A Sudden Light read 4/14/2016 My house number is 1643 - Goodreads says that this book is 416 pages; the actual book is 396 pages. Either way, it works.
✓ Read a book whose cover is more than 75% your favorite color; post the cover. My favorite color is purple
The Shelter Cycle by Peter Rock read 4/24/2016
The Shelter Cycle by Peter Rock

1st GRADE:
capital letters
count beyond 100
recess

✓ Read a book by an author who uses an initial instead of a first name The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan read 5/1/2016
✓ Read a book from a series with more than 15 books; tell us where it falls in the series Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr #18 in the Anna Pigeon series read 9/17/2016
✓ Read a book just for fun The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson read 8/21/2016

2nd GRADE:
basic fractions
different types of sentences
rhymes

✓ Read a book whose cover is divided into (relatively even) halves, thirds or quarters; post the cover We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families read 1/19/2017
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families by Philip Gourevitch
(Ex: Next to Love by Ellen Feldman)
✓ Read a book whose title is a question Just What Kind of Mother Are You? read 12/25/2016
✓ Read a book whose title contains at least two words that rhyme Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis read 1/16/2017

3rd GRADE:
multiplication/division
chapter books & non-fiction, cursive writing
geography

✓ Read a book whose original year of publication is evenly divisible by 3 (for 3rd grade); tell us the year When Breath Becomes Air published in 2016 read 1/30/2017
✓ Read a book whose title is written in cursive writing; post the cover Career of Evil read 3/30/2017
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) by Robert Galbraith
✓ Read a book set in a place you've never visited; tell us the setting Paradise of the Blind (takes place in Viet Nam) read 2/18/2017

4th GRADE:
lines/angles
punctuation
home state history/geography

✓ Read a book with a straight line that runs the entire length or width of the cover; post the cover Soldier Dogs read 4/16/2017
Soldier Dogs by Maria Goodavage
✓ Read a book with some sort of punctuation in its title Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg read 4/2/2017
✓ Read a book set in your home state or, for our international friends, read a book set in your home country; tell us the setting Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town (set in Clarkston, GA) read 4/23/2017

5th GRADE:
book reports
geometric shapes
government & its branches
art

✓ Read a book from this list:
Popular Book Report Books and write at least a 3-sentence review of it; tell us its position on the list Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (#477) read 7/14/2017
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift — an absolute sense of smell. He becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. One day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the "ultimate perfume" — the scent of a beautiful young virgin.
✓ Read a book with a basic geometric shape on its cover (square, triangle, circle, etc.); post the cover Raw: A Love Story read 11/20/2017
Raw A Love Story by Mark Haskell Smith
✓ Read a book in which a character works for the government of his/her town/state/country Triptych Will Trent is a GBI agent read 5/5/2017
✓ Read a book with what you consider an artistic cover; post the cover The Infatuations read 6/26/2017
The Infatuations by Javier Marías

6th GRADE:
current events
ancient civilizations
lab science
keyboarding, music

✓ Read a book set in the current day The Other Widow read 11/23/2017
✓ Read a book set in an ancient civilization The Red Tent read 12/27/2017
✓ Read a book with a character who works in a lab Lab Girl read 11/23/2017
✓ Read a book in which music is important to the plot; tell us how OR a book with a character who is a writer/author/journalist; tell us the career Commonwealth Leon Posen (Franny's boyfriend) is a writer read 12/6/2017

7th GRADE:
natural world
human body
American history
family & consumer science

✓ Read a book with a cover that shows only "nature" -- no buildings, no people, no roads, only wild animals/plants; post the cover Sing, Unburied, Sing read 1/18/2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
✓ Read a book with an entire human body on the cover; post the cover Maine read 1/27/2018
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
✓ Read any historical fiction book OR a non-fiction book about some aspect of American history; tell us the subject Before We Were Yours Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage read 1/26/2018
✓ Read a book in which a character earns his/her living by cooking/baking or sewing/quilting; tell us the career The Hundred-Foot Journey MC is a chef read 1/31/2018

8th GRADE:
guidance counselor
heredity
phys ed
organization

✓ Read a book in which a character benefits from the guidance of another character Everybody's Son read 2/8/2018
✓ Read a book with a parent and his/her child as two of the main characters The Risk Pool (Ned Hall and his dad Sam are two of the main characters) read 2/16/2018
✓ Read a book with a character who works out regularly Shadow of the Lions read 3/23/2018
✓ Go through your TBR list/pile, weed out the books you are no longer interested in, then read one of the hidden gems you found while you were weeding; tell us where it was hiding on your list :) Love the One You're With hiding in plain sight at #6 read 3/25/2018

9th GRADE:
algebra
world history
earth science
sports

✓ Read a book with an X somewhere in the title or the author's name The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City read 4/20/2018
✓ Read a book set somewhere other than in the country where you live; tell us the setting and where you live Little Beach Street Bakery The book takes place in England; I live in Atlanta, GA read 3/27/2018
✓ Read a book with a moon or planet (other than Earth) on the cover; post the cover Ripper read 4/20/2018
Ripper by Isabel Allende
✓ Read a book with a character who is an athlete; tell us the sport Little Fires Everywhere Trip plays various sports, including hockey read 4/13/2018

10th GRADE:
after school job
foreign language
geometry
European history

✓ Read a book whose title begins with J, O or B (disregard A, An or The) The Janus Stone read 5/3/2018
✓ Read a book whose title contains a foreign word (possible words: du jour, déjà vu, mea culpa, quiche, aloha, macaron, geisha
NOTE: If the title is in English, the word must be a language other than English. If the title is in another language, the word must be a different language Noir (French for black) read 5/30/2018
✓ Read a book in which a character must prove that s/he is not guilty of an accusation (proofs in geometry) We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of Jonbenet Ramsey Twenty Years Later read 5/17/2018
✓ Read a book set in Europe; tell us which country The Story of Lucy Gault takes place primarily in Ireland, but also in Italy and Switzerland read 5/14/2018

11th GRADE:
SATs
driver's ed
chemistry
world cultures

✓ Read a book in which a character takes a test or exam of some sort The Lords of Discipline read 7/16/2018
✓ Read a book with a motorized, wheeled vehicle on the cover; post the cover Janesville: An American Story read 9/30/2018
Janesville An American Story by Amy Goldstein
✓ Read a book with a lot of explosions (chem lab gone bad!) Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family read 7/20/2018
✓ Read a book set in a country you'd like to visit; tell us where Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay takes place in Italy read 9/4/2018

12th GRADE:
National Honor Society
swimming
grad(uation) project
prom

✓ Read a book with a very intelligent character The Children Act read 12/23/2018
✓ Read a book whose cover shows a body of water in which you could swim; post the cover Crazy Little Thing read 12/13/2018
Crazy Little Thing (Bell Harbor, #1) by Tracy Brogan
✓ Read a coming-of-age book ( OR you can change this to a book with YA on its main GR page ) The Most Dangerous Place on Earth read 12/15/2018
✓ Read a book in which a once-in-a-lifetime event happens OR a book with a tuxedo or a pretty dress on the cover; post the cover The Life Lucy Knew read 10/1/2018
The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments CCC School Days, cont'd

Congratulations! You’ve graduated from high school :) Now you must choose whether to go to college or to vocational school and start your career sooner. Tasks for either option must be completed in the order posted here!


COLLEGE :

FRESHMAN:
gen ed classes, orientation
* Read two books from any genre/s you choose; tell us the genres
✓ Fiction - One Good Dog read 12/29/2018
True Crime - I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

SOPHOMORE:
* Read two books from one of those two genres (your college major); tell us which genre you chose

JUNIOR:
* Read two books within that same genre that were originally published in the same year; tell us the year

SENIOR:
* Read two books by the same author within the genre you chose for your sophomore year

MASTERS DEGREE:
* Read four books from ONE sub-genre within the genre you chose for your sophomore year

PhD - dissertation:
* Read six books by the same author from within the genre you chose for your sophomore year

Ex: For your Freshman year, you choose one historical fiction book and one mystery book.
For your Sophomore year, you narrow it down to two mystery books.
For your Junior year, you read two mystery books published in the same year.
For your Senior year, you read two mystery books by the same author.
For your Masters degree, you read four historical mystery books.
For your PhD, you read six historical mystery books by Elizabeth Peters

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VOCATIONAL SCHOOL:
* Read four books with a main character in a "blue collar" job - each job must be different; tell us the occupation for each book

STARTING OUT:
* Read two books with NEW ADULT on their main GR pages

NEW JOB:
* Read two books in which a main character is starting or training for a new (permanent) job

FIRST APARTMENT/HOME:
* Read one book in which a main character moves from one home to another AND one book with the exterior of a residential building on the cover; post the cover

FURNISH APARTMENT:
* Read two books with "home-style" furniture on the cover (not office furniture); post the covers

PUBLIC TRANSPORT OR PERSONAL VEHICLE - choose one!
* Read two books with a character who owns his/her own transportation vehicle OR
**OR**
* Read two books with a character who does not

BILLS/CHORES:
* Read two books with a character who struggles financially, physically or emotionally; struggle must be significant, not just being unable to afford eating out

SOCIAL LIFE:
* Read two books with a character in a new friendly or romantic relationship


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Wacky Reading Challenges group
RISK
Date: 12/01/16 - 00/00/00


Link to the challenge

Roll dice

First roll: 1
Territories: Alaska, Greenland, Argentina, Northern Europe, Egypt and Libya, Kazakhstan, Southeast Asia

How to Play the Game
Now that you have your territories and have decided which mission to complete, it is time to start capturing new territories. To do this you once more roll the dice.
•If you roll a 1, 2, or 3 you must complete BOTH tasks to claim the country.
•If you roll a 4, 5, or 6 you only have to complete ONE task (you can select either the top or bottom choices).

Roll #2: 4
Iceland- Captured 12/4/2016
✓ Read a book between 200-300 pages. Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge 208 pages read 12/4/2016

Roll #3: 5
Indonesia Captured 12/4/2016
✓ Read a book written from multiple characters point of view. House of Rumour, The: A Novel read 12/4/2016

Roll #4: 4
Western Australia Captured 12/9/2016
✓ Read a book published in a year ending in 4 or 6 (ex.: 2004, 1986). The Echo Maker published in 2006 read 12/9/2016

Roll #5: 3
Eastern Europe Captured 12/14/2016
✓ Read a book with a one-word title. George read 12/14/2016
✓ Read a standalone novel. The Museum of Extraordinary Things read 12/10/2016

Roll #6: 5
Ural Captured 12/17/2016
✓ Read a book that is published in 2013. Crazy Rich Asians published in 2013 read 12/17/2016

Roll #7: 1
India, Pakistan and Afghanistan Captured 12/19/2016
✓ Read a book by a female author. The Underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene read 12/19/2016
✓ Read a book with a multi-generational family story line. The Angry Woman Suite read 12/19/2016

Roll #8: 2
Middle East Captured 12/20/2016
✓ Read a book that is tagged YA on its GR home page. Eleanor & Park read 12/20/2016
✓ Read a book by a male author. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks read 12/20/2016

Roll 9: 3
Kamchatka Captured 12/22/2016
✓ Read a book on your TBR with more than 4.00 star rating on Goodreads. Inside Out & Back Again average rating is 4.07 - read 12/22/2016
✓ Read a book that has been on your TRL for more than a year The Tree of Hands On my To-Read List since 4/30/2015 read 12/21/2016

Roll 10: 5
Venezuela Captured 12/25/2016
✓ Read a book that is tagged Mystery on its GR home page. Just What Kind of Mother Are You? - Mystery - read 12/25/2016

Roll 11: 1
Eastern United States Captured 1/2/2017
✓ Read a book where the author’s first AND last initials can be found in “EASTERN”. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup read 12/31/2016
✓ Read the 2nd or the 6th book in a series. The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy (2nd book in series) read 1/2/2017

Roll 12: 5
Western Europe Captured 1/8/2017
✓ Read a book that starts with the letter ‘C’, ‘M’, or ‘D’. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town read 1/8/2017

Roll 13: 1
Quebec Captured 2/18/2017
✓ Read a book that has been translated. Paradise of the Blind (translated from Vietnamese) read 2/18/2017
✓ Read a book with water on the cover. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons read 1/23/2017
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

Roll 14: 4
Mongolia Captured 2/24/2017
✓ Read a book where 3 and 0 can be found in the total page count. Fates and Furies 390 pages - read 2/24/2017

Roll #15: 6
North Africa Captured 3/5/2017
✓ Read a book that starts with the letter ‘S’ or ‘G’. The Secret Place read 3/5/2017

Roll #16: 3
Southern Africa Captured 4/4/2017
✓ Read book that 7 & 8 can be found in the total page number (ex.: 278 or 187). Misdiagnosed: One Woman's Tour Of--And Escape From--Healthcareland 287 pages read 4/4/2017
✓ Read a book by an author who writes under a Pseudonym (ex.:Robert Galbraith/ J.K. Rowling). Career of Evil by Robert Galbraithread 3/30/2017

Roll #17: 4
Ontario Captured 4/5/2017
✓ Read a book that was published in a year ending in 4 or 0 (ex.: 2010 or 1994). The Free published 4/4/2014 read 4/5/2017

Roll #18: 3
Irkutsk Captured 4/21/2017
✓ Read a book where the word “valley” can be found in the text. A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy pg 210 "...and I loved the shots the photographer took of Dylan looking relaxed and happy among the pink rocks in the valley not far from our home." read 4/21/2017
✓ Read a book with a colorful cover. Fly Away read 4/8/2017
Fly Away (Firefly Lane, #2) by Kristin Hannah

Roll #19: 4
Madagascar Captured 4/23/2017
✓ Read a book where the title begins with either the letter I or O. Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town read 4/23/2017

Roll #20: 5
Scandinavia Captured 4/24/2017
✓ Read a book with the word “lights”, “museum” or “bridges” found in the text. The Nest page 37 "I heard you checked into Bridges." read 4/24/2017

Roll #21: 3
Brazil Captured 5/14/2017
✓ Read a book with an animal on the cover. Everybody's Fool read 5/14/2017
Everybody's Fool (Sully, #2) by Richard Russo
✓ Read a book with the word “river” found in the text. I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago page 265 "From both sides of the river rise gentle slopes terraced by vineyards." read 4/26/2017

Roll #22: 6
Siberia Captured 5/18/2017
✓ Read a book where the title is either 2 or 7 words long. House Rules read 5/18/2017

Roll #23: 4
New Guinea Captured 5/21/2017
✓ Read a book where you find the word “sea”, “strait” or “coral” in the text The Signature of All Things page 367 (ebook) "We will start later than usual this evening, for I have spent the day out in the coral, you see, and I have lost track of time" read 5/21/2017

Roll #24: 3
Alberta Captured 6/19/2017
✓ Read the 4th book in a series. The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) read 6/19/2017
✓ Read book with at least 50% yellow cover. Elsewhere read 5/25/2017
Elsewhere by Richard Russo

Roll #25: 5
Northwest Territory Captured 6/20/2017
✓ Read a book set in a small town. Off Season (takes place in a small town in Maine) read 6/20/2017

Roll #26: 4
Yakutsk Captured 7/4/2017
✓ Read a book in which the title begins or ends with the letter “Y” or “K.” Kind of Kin read 7/4/2017

Roll #27: 1
East Africa Captured 10/2/2017
✓ Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “MOUNT KILIMANJARO” (3 word minimum) My Reading Life read 10/2/2017
✓ Read a book whose author’s first AND last initials can be found in “LAKE VICTORIA.” Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick read 7/30/2017

Roll #28: 4
Peru Captured 10/12/2017
✓ Read a book that starts with an article (A, An or The). The Widow read 10/12/2017

Roll #29: 5
Central Africa Captured 11/15/2017
✓ Read a book where the letters L, A, K, & E can be found in the title (in any order). Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel read 11/15/2017

Roll #30: 3
Western United States Captured 12/4/2017
✓ Read the 3rd book in a series. Moonlight on Butternut Lake (3rd book in the Butternut Lake trilogy) read 12/4/2017
✓ Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “ROCKY MOUNTAINS” (3 word minimum. The Almost Sisters read 11/19/2017

Roll #31: 6
Central America Captured 12/6/2017
✓ Read a book that starts with the letter ‘P’ or ‘C’. Commonwealth read 12/6/2017

Roll #32: 3
Great Britain & Ireland Captured 12/17/2017
✓ Read a book set in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland. Possession - takes place in England read 12/12/2017
✓ Read a book with a sunny cover. Chestnut Street read 12/17/2017
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy

Roll #33: 3
Eastern Australia Captured 12/24/2017
✓ Read a book with a title that begins with the letter ‘Q’ or ‘U’ or the author's first or last initial is a ‘Q’ or ‘U’. The Quilter's Daughter read 12/18/2017
✓ Read a book set in Australia. The Hypnotist's Love Story read 12/24/2017

Roll #34: 6
China Captured 12/27/2017
✓ Read a book where science plays important role in the book. Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS read 12/27/2017

Roll #35: 1
Japan Captured 2/23/2018
✓ Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “PACIFIC RING OF FIRE” (3 word minimum) OR Read a book with a fire on the cover. An Invisible Client read 2/23/2018
✓ Read the 8th book in a series OR Read a book published in August. Songs in Ordinary Time published Aug. 1, 1995 read 1/23/2018

Roll #36: 6
Southern Europe Captured 3/5/2018
✓ Read a book that is tagged War on its GR home page OR Read the 5th book in a series. The General's Niece: The Little-Known de Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France read 3/5/2018

Challenge completed!


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments RISK - Continued

North America
1. Alaska- The state's nickname is “The Last Frontier" which is derived from the Aleut word "Aleyska," meaning "great land.” Alaska gained its statehood in 1959 making it the largest state in the United States.
• Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “THE LAST FRONTIER” (3 word minimum) OR Read a book set in a small town.
• Read a book that is more than 400 pages OR Read a book that 5 & 9 can be found in the total page number (ex.: 259 or 195).


Captured 6/19/2017 2. Alberta–Alberta is Canada's fourth-most populous province. Wheat and canola are primary farm crops and leading beekeeping province of Canada
✓ Read the 4th book in a series OR Read a book from your TBR that contains the number 4 (ex.: 4, 47, and 104). The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) read 6/19/2017
✓ Read book with at least 50% yellow cover OR Read a book with a dessert on the cover. Elsewhere read 5/25/2017
Elsewhere by Richard Russo

Captured 12/6/2017 3. Central America- There is no spot in Central America more than 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the ocean. The Panama Canal allows ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
✓ Read a book between 125-200 pages OR Read a book that starts with the letter ‘P’ or ‘C’. Commonwealth read 12/6/2017
• Read a book about time travel OR Read a book that is tagged Science Fiction on its GR home page.

Captured 1/2/2017 4. Eastern United States- The Eastern United States is made up of 26 states east of the Mississippi River. The Eastern United States is made up from New England, Southern, and Midwest States.
✓ Read a book where the author’s first AND last initials can be found in “EASTERN” OR Read a book about a road trip. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup read 12/31/2016
✓ Read the 2nd or the 6th book in a series OR Read a book from page 2 or 6 or your GR TBR. The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy (2nd book in series) read 1/2/2017

5. Greenland- Greenland, the world’s largest island, is located between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Traveling between towns in inter-urban areas is limited to sea or air transportation.
• Read a book from a new to you author OR Read a book you find on a friend's bookshelf.
• Read a book with vehicle on the cover (ex.:car, train, airplane, or ship) OR Read a book the takes place on an island.


Captured 6/20/2017 6. Northwest Territory- In Inuktitut, the Northwest Territories are referred to as “beautiful land.” The northern lights are world famous.
• Read a book that has stars, moon or sun on the cover OR Read a book that is tagged Adventure on its GR home page.
✓ Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “BEAUTIFUL LAND” (3 word minimum) OR Read a book set in a small town. Off Season (takes place in a small town in Maine) read 6/20/2017

Captured 4/5/2017 7. Ontario- Ontario is Canada’s most populous providence and accounts for around 40% of the population. The province is named after Lake Ontario, a term thought to be derived from Ontarí:io, a Huron (Wyandot) word meaning “great lake”
✓ Read a book from this list Oh Canada OR Read a book that was published in a year ending in 4 or 0 (ex.: 2010 or 1994). The Free published 4/4/2014 read 4/5/2017
• Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “GREAT LAKE” (3 word minimum) OR Read a book with the word “lake” found in the text.

Captured 2/18/2017 8. Quebec– In the providence of Quebec, French is the official language. Quebec is one of the world’s largest reservoirs of fresh water.
✓ Read a book published by a Canadian author OR Read a book that has been translated>. Paradise of the Blind read 2/18/2017
✓ Read a book with water on the cover OR Read a book with a beverage on the cover. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons read 1/23/2017
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

Captured 12/4/2017 9. Western United States- The West contains both the Mountain and Pacific States. From 1803- 1853 westward expansion led to the United States tripling in size.
✓ Read a book where the author’s first AND last initials can be found in “WESTERN” OR Read the 3rd book in a series. Moonlight on Butternut Lake read 12/4/2017
✓ Read a book with mountains on the cover OR Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “ROCKY MOUNTAINS” (3 word minimum. The Almost Sisters read 11/19/2017

South America
1. Argentina- The name Argentina comes from the Latin word "argentum", which means silver. The atomic number of silver is 47. Jorge Luis Borges was an influential author of poems, essays and novels.
• Read book with at least 50% silver cover OR read book that 4 & 7 can be found in the total page number (ex.: 274 or 437).
• Read a book whose author’s first AND last initials can be found in “JORGE LUIS BORGES” OR Read a book of poems (*The 125 page limit can be ignored for the book of poems.).


Captured 5/14/2017 2. Brazil- The Amazon Rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world and half of it can be found in Brazil. The Roosevelt–Rondon Scientific Expedition of 1913–14 was the first expedition on the River of Doubt.
✓ Read a book that begins with the letter ‘A’ or ‘R’ OR Read a book with an animal on the cover. Everybody's Fool read 5/14/2017
Everybody's Fool (Sully, #2) by Richard Russo
✓ Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “RIVER OF DOUBT” (3 word minimum) OR Read a book with the word “river” found in the text. I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago page 265 "From both sides of the river rise gentle slopes terraced by vineyards." read 4/26/2017

Captured 10/12/2017 3. Peru- Peru’s climate varies from tropical, desert and frigid cold in the Andes. Peru’s flag contains two vertical red stripes on the left and right and the center is white.
• Read a book with a season in the title OR Read a book that from this list White as the Driven Snow.
On TBR: Thinking, Fast and Slow
✓ Read a book that starts with an article (A, An or The) OR Read a book with a flag on the cover. The Widow read 10/12/2017

Captured 12/25/2016 4. Venezuela- Venezuela is one of the deadliest countries in the world and one the 10 most biodiverse countries.
✓ Read a book that is tagged Mystery on its GR home page OR Read a book published between 2000- 2010. Just What Kind of Mother Are You? - Mystery - read 12/25/2016
• Read a book where the letter ‘V’ or ‘Z’ is found ANYWHERE in the title OR Read a book where the letter "V" or "Z" is found ANYWHERE in the author's first or last name.


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments RISK - Continued

Europe
Captured 12/17/2017 1. Great Britain & Ireland– Great Britain consist of these three nations: England, Scotland and Wales and is the 9th largest island in the world. The phrase “The sun never sets on the British Empire” illustrates the political and economical reaches of British Empire.
✓ Read a book set in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland OR Read the 9th book in a series. Possession - takes place in England read 12/12/2017
✓ Read a book with a sunny cover OR Read a book from this list The Sun Never Sets On The British Empire. Chestnut Street read 12/17/2017
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy

2. Iceland- Iceland is the least populated country in Europe and the arctic fox is the only indigenous land mammal prior to the arrival of humans. The island contains several volcanoes and geysers. Captured 12/4/2016
• Read a book that has an animal as the main character OR Read a book where the author’s first AND last initials can be found in “ARTIC FOX”.
✓ Read a book that is tagged Non-fiction on its GR home page OR Read a book between 200-300 pages. Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge 208 pages read 12/4/2016
3. Northern Europe (for this challenge will be based upon Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Czech Republic)- All four countries flags contain the color red. Both Germany and Poland’s northern coast is along the Baltic Sea. Switzerland and Czech Republic are both located in the central part of Europe. Switzerland is known for its mountains while Czech Republic is known for its ornate castles.
• Read a book that is tagged Historical Fiction on its GR home page OR Read a book where the title or author letters are printed in red.
• Read a book with mountains or a castle on the cover OR Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “BALTIC SEA” (2 word minimum).


Captured 4/24/2017 4. Scandinavia (for this challenge will be based upon Norway, Sweden, & Finland)- From the 8th to the 10th century, the wider Scandinavian region was the source of Vikings. Norway’s Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum contains a 9th century Viking ship. In Finland, The Northern Lights can be seen from the country's Arctic Lapland province. Sweden’s capital Stockholm is built on 14 islands and has more than 50 bridges.
• Read a book with a warrior or ship on the cover OR Read the 8th, 9th, or 10th book in a series.
✓ Read a book with the word “lights”, “museum” or “bridges” found in the text OR Read a book that page counts ends in either 14 or 50 (ex. 214 or 250). The Nest page 37 "I heard you checked into Bridges." read 4/24/2017

Captured 3/5/2018 5. Southern Europe (for this challenge will be based upon Italy, Austria, Hungary, & Greece)– Democracy began in the Greece city-state of Athens around 5th century B.C. The Renaissance began in Italy and spread to the rest of Europe. Following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Austria-Hungry declared war on Serbia. The declaration of war on June 28, 1914 began World War I.
• Read a book whose author’s first AND last initials can be found in “RENAISSANCE” OR Read a book set in Italy, Austria, Hungary, or Greece.
✓ Read a book that is tagged War on its GR home page OR Read the 5th book in a series. The General's Niece: The Little-Known de Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France read 3/5/2018

6. Eastern Europe (for this challenge will be based upon Ukraine, Belarus, & Lithuania)- On March 11, 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence. Belarus celebrated independence on August 25, 1991 and Ukraine’s independence is August 24, 1991. In 1994, Belarus held the first presidential election as an independent republic.
✓ Read a book written by an indie or self-published author OR Read a book with a one-word title. George read 12/14/2016
✓ Read a book published in March or August OR Read a standalone novel. The Museum of Extraordinary Things read 12/10/2016

7. Western Europe (for this challenge will be based upon Spain, Portugal, & France)- French author Jules Verne may be considered one of the fathers of Science Fiction. Camilo José Cela and Miguel Delibes are two main Spanish authors who have won Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. Portuguese literature developed through both text and song.
✓ Read a book that starts with the letter ‘C’, ‘M’, or ‘D’ OR Read a book with at least two people on the cover. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town read 1/8/2017
• Read a book where a main character sings OR Read a book that is tagged Science Fiction on its GR home page.

Africa

Captured 11/15/2017 1. Central Africa- There 11 states in Central Africa making up Economic Community of Central African States. The main economic activities of Central Africa are farming, herding and fishing. The basin of Lake Chad has historically been ecologically significant to the populations of Central Africa.
• Read a book from this list Africa OR Read a book where the word “farming”, “herding” or “fishing” can be found in the text.
✓ Read a book by an African author OR Read a book where the letters L, A, K, & E can be found in the title (in any order). Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel read 11/15/2017

Captured 10/2/2017 2. East Africa- East Africa is the site of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, the two tallest peaks in Africa. It also includes the world's second largest freshwater lake, Lake Victoria, and the world's second deepest lake, Lake Tanganyika.
✓ Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “MOUNT KILIMANJARO” (3 word minimum) OR Read a book whose author’s first AND last initials can be found in “MOUNT KENYA.” My Reading Life read 10/2/2017
✓ Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “LAKE TANGANYIKA” (3 word minimum) OR Read a book whose author’s first AND last initials can be found in “LAKE VICTORIA.” Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick read 7/30/2017

3. Egypt and Libya-The Nile River flows through Egypt and may be the longest river on this planet. The Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The largest city and capital of Libya is Tripoli. Libya's coastline is the longest of any African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
• Read a book over 500 pages OR Read a book with a pyramid on the cover or the word “pyramid” found in the text.
• Read the 3rd book in a series OR Read a book with an author whose publishing name has three words initials count as a word (ex.: Patricia C. Wrede, J.K. Rowling or Robert Louis Stevenson).


Captured 4/23/2017 4. Madagascar- Madagascar is the 4th largest island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean. Madagascar is home to an abundance of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.
• Read a book with a compound word found in the title OR Read the 4th book in a series.
✓ Read a book with flowers on the cover OR Read a book where the title begins with either the letter I or O. Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town read 4/23/2017

Captured 3/5/20175. North Africa- (for this challenge will be based upon some of the countries in this area of the board game map) - Both the flags of Algeria and Chad have a star on them. Many of the countries are part of the Sahara desert: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia. The Gulf of Guinea borders several the countries such as Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria and Nigeria.
✓ Read a book with “desert” found in the text OR Read a book that starts with the letter ‘S’ or ‘G’. The Secret Place read 3/5/2017
• Read a book with a star on the cover OR Read a book with an antonym in the title (ex: Big, Little Lies).

6. Southern Africa- The Cape of Good Hope is often thought to be the southernmost point of Africa. Cape of Good Hope really marks the point where a ship begins to travel more eastward than southward and southernmost point is Cape Agulhas. The south-western side of southern Africa is along the Atlantic Ocean and the south-eastern side is along the Indian Ocean. The region has the world's largest resources of platinum and platinum’s atomic number is 78.
✓ Read a book where the main character travels OR Read book that 7 & 8 can be found in the total page number (ex.: 278 or 187). Misdiagnosed: One Woman's Tour Of--And Escape From--Healthcareland 287 pages read 4/4/2017
✓ Read a book by an author who writes under a Pseudonym (ex.:Robert Galbraith/ J.K. Rowling) OR Read a book the word ‘cape’ can be found in the text. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraithread 3/30/2017


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments RISK - Continued

Asia

1. Kazakhstan– Kazakhstan can be literally translated as "land of the wanderers". Kazakhstan is transcontinental country part of the country is in Central Asia and the other part is in Eastern Europe. Kazakhstan is ranked 161 out of 180 countries on the World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders.
• Read a book where the characters take a trip OR Read a book written by two authors.
• Read a book between 161-180 pages OR Read a book by a new to you author.


Captured 12/27/2017 2. China- China was a world leader in science and technology until the Ming Dynasty. The four ancient discoveries were: papermaking, printing, the compass, and gunpowder. The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials. China currently is the world’s most populous state and has the largest number of active cell phones.
✓ Read a book where science plays important role in the book OR Read a book with some kind of futuristic technology in the story. Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS read 12/27/2017
• Read a book where characters write letters OR Read a book with a wall, stones, or bricks on the cover.

3. India, Pakistan and Afghanistan- Family values are important in the Indian tradition, and multi-generational patriarchal joint families have been the norm in India, though nuclear families are becoming common in urban areas. In Pakistan, there are certain assumed and assigned roles of women that are related to domestic chores compared with men who are the breadwinners and professionals of the family. Afghanistan was listed in 2002 as one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be born a woman according to a global survey due to the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, where half a million die annually in childbirth.
✓ Read a book by a female author OR Read a book with a strong female character. The Underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene read 12/19/2016
✓ Read a book with a multi-generational family story line OR Read a book that switches between multiple time periods. The Angry Woman Suite read 12/19/2016

Captured 4/21/2017 4. Irkutsk- Irkutsk was home to the well-known Russian writer Valentin Rasputin; many of his novels and stories take place in the Angara Valley. "Irkutsk Botanic Garden" is the only botanic garden as a living museum in Irkutsk Oblast and Baikalian Siberia.
✓ Read a book whose author’s first AND last initials can be found the “VALENTIN RASPUTIN” OR Read a book where the word “valley” can be found in the text. A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy pg 210 "...and I loved the shots the photographer took of Dylan looking relaxed and happy among the pink rocks in the valley not far from our home." read 4/21/2017
✓ Read a book with the word garden in the title (any variation of garden is ok) OR Read a book with a colorful cover. Fly Away read 4/8/2017
Fly Away (Firefly Lane, #2) by Kristin Hannah

5. Japan-The islands of Japan are located in a volcanic zone on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Japan has received the most science Nobel prizes in Asia and ranked 8th in the world.
✓ Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “PACIFIC RING OF FIRE” (3 word minimum) OR Read a book with a fire on the cover. An Invisible Client read 2/23/2018
✓ Read the 8th book in a series OR Read a book published in August. Songs in Ordinary Time published Aug. 1, 1995 read 1/23/2018

6. Kamchatka-The highest volcano is Klyuchevskaya Sopka (4,750 m or 15,584 ft); it is also the largest active volcano in the Northern Hemisphere.
✓ Read a book on your TBR with more than 4.00 star rating on Goodreads OR Read a book that is tagged Contemporary on its GR home page. Inside Out & Back Again average rating is 4.07 - read 12/22/2016
✓ Read a book that has been on your TRL for more than a year OR Read a book where the author’s first or last initial can be found in “KLYUCHEVSKAYA SOPKA” The Tree of Hands On my To-Read List since 4/30/2015 read 12/21/2016

7. Middle East- The Middle East is a diverse place. It is the birthplace and spiritual center of religions such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Manichaeism, Yezidi, Druze, Yarsan and Mandeanism, and in Iran, Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, Manicheanism, and the Bahá'í Faith. Middle Eastern economies range from being very poor (such as Gaza and Yemen) to extremely wealthy nations (such as Qatar and UAE).
✓ Read a book where religion plays an important role in the story (fiction or non-fiction) OR Read a book that is tagged YA on its GR home page. Eleanor & Park read 12/20/2016
✓ Read a book by a male author OR Read a book with a number in the title. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks read 12/20/2016

Captured 2/24/2017 8. Mongolia- Approximately 30% of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic. Horse riding is especially central to Mongolian culture. The main national festival is Naadam, which has been organized for centuries and takes place over three days in the summer, consists of three Mongolian traditional sports, archery, horse-racing
✓ Read a book with a horse on the cover OR Read a book where 3 and 0 can be found in the total page count. Fates and Furies 390 pages - read 2/24/2017
• Read the 3rd book in a series OR Read any book that is part of a trilogy.

9. Southeast Asia- The climate in Southeast Asia is mainly tropical–hot and humid all year round with plentiful rainfall. Northern Vietnam and the Myanmar Himalayas are the only regions in Southeast Asia that feature a subtropical climate.
• Read a book from this list Best South Asian Fiction OR Read a book where all the letters “A” “S” “I” and “A” can be found in the title.
• Read a book that is tagged Romance on its GR home page OR Read a book with a subtitle.


Captured 5/18/2017 10. Siberia- Siberia accounts for 77% of Russia's land area but only 27% of the country's population. The first great modern change in Siberia was the Trans-Siberian Railway, constructed during 1891–1916. It linked Siberia more closely to the rapidly industrializing Russia of Nicholas II.
• Read a book published between 1891- 1916 OR Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in “TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY” (3 word minimum).
✓ Read a book that is tagged Classic on its GR home page OR Read a book where the title is either 2 or 7 words long. House Rules read 5/18/2017

11. Ural- At around 9:20 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013, an astronomical incident occurred, known as the 2013 Russian meteor event where a meteor burst through earth's atmosphere over the Ural Mountains. The shock waves from the meteor resulted in damaging 4,000 buildings and injuring 1,491 people.
✓ Read a book that is published in 2013 OR Read a book published in February. Crazy Rich Asians published in 2013 read 12/17/2016
• Read a book where a natural disaster takes place (either fiction or non-fiction) OR Read a book where the word “meteor” can be found in the text.

Captured 7/4/2017 12. Yakutsk-Yakutsk has the coldest winter temperatures for any city. Yakutsk has never reported a temperature above freezing between 10 November and 14 March though summers are warm (though rather short), with daily maximum temperatures occasionally exceeding +30 °C (86 °F), making the seasonal temperature differences for the region the greatest in the world.
• Read a book from this list Best Books to Read When the Snow Is Falling OR Read a book with a white cover.
✓ Read a short book 125-200 pages OR Read a book in which the title begins or ends with the letter “Y” or “K.” Kind of Kin read 7/4/2017

Australia

Captured 12/24/2017 1. Eastern Australia-These are the mainland states of Victoria, Queensland, and New South Wales. Eastern Australia makes up 80% or the population of Australia. The British claimed Australia in 1770 and set up the island as a penal colony in 1788. The colonies continued to expand and set up self governing crown colonies. On January 1, 1901 Commonwealth of Australia was formed.
✓ Read a book with a title that begins with the letter ‘Q’ or ‘U’ or the author's first or last initial is a ‘Q’ or ‘U’ OR Read a book from this list Prison Books. The Quilter's Daughter read 12/18/2017
✓ Read a book set in Australia OR Read a book published between 1770-1901. The Hypnotist's Love Story read 12/24/2017

2. Indonesia- It is the world's largest island country, with more than thirteen thousand islands. Indonesia's high population and rapid industrialization present serious environmental issues.
✓ Read a book series 13 or higher OR Read a book written from multiple characters point of view. House of Rumour, The: A Novel read 12/4/2016
• Read a book that is tagged non-fiction on its GR home page OR Read a book that takes places in a large city.

Captured 5/21/2017 3. New Guinea- New Guinea has been known by many names. The name Papua was used to refer to parts of the island before contact with the West It is isolated by the Arafura Sea to the west and the Torres Strait and Coral Sea to the east. The highlands, northern and eastern parts of the island became key battlefields in the South West Pacific Theatre of World War II.
• Read a book with a number in the title OR Read a book where a battle takes place (fiction or non-fiction).
✓ Read a book where you find the word “sea”, “strait” or “coral” in the text OR Read a book where you can find the author’s first and last initial in “PAPUA.” The Signature of All Things page 367 (ebook) "We will start later than usual this evening, for I have spent the day out in the coral, you see, and I have lost track of time" read 5/21/2017

4. Western Australia- The first inhabitants of Australia arrived from the north about 40,000 to 60,000 years ago. Western Australia is the second-largest iron ore producer in the world.
• Read a book by an Australian author OR Read the 1st or 2nd book in a series.
✓ Read a book in which the total page count ends in a 0 or Read a book published in a year ending in 4 or 6 (ex.: 2004, 1986). The Echo Maker published in 2006 read 12/9/2016


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Crazy Challenge Connection group
1-2-3 CHALLENGE, REVISITED
Begins January 1, 2017 / no deadline to complete


Link to the challenge

210/210 Challenge completed!

✓ 1 Books from a genre you rarely read - Magical Realism
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie read 12/4/2017

✓ 2 New releases (books published less than six months before you read them)
Tell us the release date for each book
✓ 2.1 A Piece of the World published 2/21/2017 read 5/22/2017
✓ 2.2 The Mutual Admiration Society published 2/1/17 read 6/9/2017

✓ 3 Books that are #1 in a series
Tell us each series name
✓ 3.1 Riversong (River Valley series) read 1/18/2017
✓ 3.2 Inescapable (Road to Kingdom series) read 6/8/2017
✓ 3.3 Triptych (Will Trent series) read 5/5/2017

✓ 4 Books by debut authors – publishing his/her first book since you joined this challenge
Post a link to each author's Goodreads page
✓ 4.1 The Half Wives by Stacia Pelletier read 1/6/2018 https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
✓ 4.2 A Small Revolution by Jimin Han read 2/1/2018
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
✓ 4.3 Shadow of the Lions by Christopher Swann read 3/23/2018 https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
✓ 4.4 The Leavers by Lisa Koread 8/17/2018
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

✓ 5 Books in your favorite genre – choose just ONE genre - Memoir
✓ 5.1 Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier read 1/2/2017
✓ 5.2 When Breath Becomes Air read 1/30/2017
✓ 5.3 The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo read 2/12/2017
✓ 5.4 Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood read 6/17/2017
✓ 5.5 You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures read 12/25/2017

✓ 6 Books by one of your favorite authors – must all be the same name - Richard Russo
Post a link to the author's Goodreads page https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
✓ 6.1 Everybody's Fool read 5/14/2017
✓ 6.2 Elsewhere read 5/25/2017
✓ 6.3 Trajectory read 7/10/2017
✓ 6.4 The Risk Pool read 2/16/2018
✓ 6.5 Straight Man read 3/16/2018
✓ 6.6 Empire Falls read 8/31/2018

✓ 7 Books of your choice
✓ 7.1 Backseat Saints read 3/18/2018
✓ 7.2 Expat Women: Confessions - 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad read 3/26/2018
✓ 7.3 Little Beach Street Bakery read 3/27/2018
✓ 7.4 Anything Is Possible read 5/12/2018
✓ 7.5 Keep You Close read 5/21/2018
✓ 7.6 Minding Frankie read 5/28/2018
✓ 7.7 Practical Jean read 7/30/2018

✓ 8 Books that were free (gift, library book, etc.)
✓ 8.1 Chestnut Street library book read 12/17/2017
✓ 8.2 The Bride's House gift book read 4/29/2018
✓ 8.3 Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America library book read 5/8/2018
✓ 8.4 The Mill River Recluse library book read 5/10/2018
✓ 8.5 Shotgun Lovesongs library book read 5/27/2018
✓ 8.6 Missing You gift book read 5/31/2018
✓ 8.7 Every Note Played library book 6/1/2018
✓ 8.8 Lilac Girls library book read 6/19/2018

✓ 9 Books that have been recommended by a friend / family member / co-worker -- NOT a magazine/newspaper, etc.
Tell us who recommended each book
✓ 9.1 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis recommended by Jamile read 1/16/2017
✓ 9.2 Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons recommended by Donna and Suzanne read 1/23/2017
✓ 9.3 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie recommended by Jamile read 2/12/2017
✓ 9.4 Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier recommended by Diane read 3/19/2017
✓ 9.5 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress recommended by Cheryl read 7/8/2017
✓ 9.6 No Opportunity Wasted : Creating a List for Life recommended by Karla read 7/30/2017
✓ 9.7 Dear Bob and Sue recommended by Donna read 8/23/2017
✓ 9.8 Family Life recommended by Barb read 12/28/2017
✓ 9.9 Celine recommended by Kathy read 1/31/2018

10 Books that are more than 500 pages; tell us how many pages
✓ 10.1 House Rules 532 pages read 5/18/2017
✓ 10.2 Possession 555 pages read 12/12/2017
✓ 10.3 Songs in Ordinary Time 752 pages read 1/23/2018
✓ 10.4 Beach Music 592 pages read 4/12/2018
✓ 10.5 Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch 663 pages read 4/28/2018
✓ 10.6 We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of Jonbenet Ramsey Twenty Years Later 528 pages read 5/17/2018
✓ 10.7 The Lords of Discipline 578 pages read 7/16/2018
✓ 10.8 The Spanish Bow 560 pages read 9/17/2018
✓ 10.9 Night Film 592 pages read 10/14/2018
✓ 10.10 Lethal White 656 pages read 11/21/2018

✓ 11 Non-fiction books
✓ 11.1 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales read 3/14/2017
✓ 11.2 Misdiagnosed: One Woman's Tour Of--And Escape From--Healthcareland read 4/4/2017
✓ 11.3 Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town read 4/23/2017
✓ 11.4 The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection read 12/8/2017
✓ 11.5 The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language read 12/22/2017
✓ 11.6 Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House read 1/11/2018
✓ 11.7 Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son read 1/14/2018
✓ 11.8 Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science read 2/11/2018
✓ 11.9 The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine read 2/19/2018
✓ 11.10 Retirement Without Borders: How to Retire Abroad--in Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, and Other Sunny, Foreign Places read 2/28/2018
✓ 11.11 The General's Niece: The Little-Known de Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France read 3/5/2018

12 Books with one-word titles
✓ 12.1 Us read 5/7/2017
✓ 12.2 Commonwealth read 12/6/2017
✓ 12.3 Maine read 1/27/2018
✓ 12.4 You read 2/25/2018
✓ 12.5 Ripper read 4/20/2018
✓ 12.6 Shelter read 4/24/2018
✓ 12.7 Mislaid read 5/3/2018
✓ 12.8 Noir read 5/30/2018
✓ 12.9 Intrusion read 7/27/2018
✓ 12.10 Fool read 8/24/2018
✓ 12.11 Forgotten read 9/17/2018
✓ 12.12 Above read 10/28/2018

✓ 13 Books that are part of a series but NOT #1
Tell us the series name and the book's position in the series
✓ 13.1 The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy Harold Fry series #2 read 1/2/2017
✓ 13.2 The Secret Place Dublin Murder Squad series #5 read 3/5/2017
✓ 13.3 Fly Away Firefly Lane series #2 read 4/8/2017
✓ 13.4 The Girl in the Spider's Web Millenium series #4 read 6/19/2017
✓ 13.5 Turbo Twenty-Three Stephanie Plum series #23 read 6/21/2017
✓ 13.6 The Story of a New Name The Neopolitan Novels series #2 read 7/3/2017
✓ 13.7 Dreams of Joy Shanghai Girls #2 read 7/19/2017
✓ 13.8 Moonlight on Butternut Lake Butternut Lake #3 read 12/4/2017
✓ 13.9 The Quilter's Daughter Daughters of Lancaster County #2 read 12/18/2017
✓ 13.10 Worn Me Down Playing with Fire #3 read 2/3/2018
✓ 13.11 The Trespasser Dublin Murder Squad #6 read 3/20/2018
✓ 13.12 Murder, Simply Stitched Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #2 read 5/1/2018
✓ 13.13 The Janus Stone Ruth Galloway #2 read 5/3/2018

✓ 14 Books with LESS Than 1000 ratings on Goodreads
Tell us how many ratings
✓ 14.1 Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route into Spain 460 ratings read 4/29/2017
✓ 14.2 The Joy of Geocaching: How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt 107 ratings read 5/23/2017
✓ 14.3 Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy 319 ratings read 6/12/2017
✓ 14.4 Kind of Kin 803 ratings read 7/4/2017
✓ 14.5 Getting Off at Elysian Fields: Obituaries from the New Orleans Times-Picayune 16 ratings read 11/25/2017
✓ 14.6 Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas 698 ratings read 12/2/2017
✓ 14.7 The King Who Made Paper Flowers: A Novel 105 ratings read 12/16/2017
✓ 14.8 The Color of Rain: How Two Families Found Faith, Hope, and Love in the Midst of Tragedy 823 ratings read 12/17/2017
✓ 14.9 Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother 198 ratings read 12/22/2017
✓ 14.10 Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS 172 ratings read 12/27/2017
✓ 14.11 PopDaddy: Boy Meets Boy Meets Baby 49 ratings read 1/4/2018
✓ 14.12 Prisoner of Trebekistan: A Decade in Jeopardy! 766 ratings read 1/4/2018
✓ 14.13 Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness 815 ratings read 2/3/2018
✓ 14.14 I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair 559 ratings read 2/5/2018

15 Books originally published prior to the year 2000
Tell us the year each was published
✓ 15.1 Paradise of the Blind (published 1993) read 2/18/2017
✓ 15.2 Range Of Motion (published 1994) read 4/2/2017
✓ 15.3 Strange Fits of Passion (published 1991) read 4/25/2017
✓ 15.4 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (published 1982) read 5/21/2017
✓ 15.5 Midnight Champagne (published 1999) read 12/15/2017
✓ 15.6 On Mystic Lake (published 1999) read 2/20/2018
✓ 15.7 Enduring Love (published 1997) read 5/11/2018
✓ 15.8 Notes from a Small Island (published 1995) read 6/9/2018
✓ 15.9 Tales of the City (published 1978) read 7/5/2018
✓ 15.10 Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family (published 1987) read 7/20/2018
✓ 15.11 The Woman Lit By Fireflies (published 1990) read 8/15/2018
✓ 15.12 Quartet in Autumn (published 1977) read 8/18/2018
✓ 15.13 Less Than Zero (published 1985) read 8/19/2018
✓ 15.14 We Were the Mulvaneys (published 1996) read 9/11/2018
✓ 15.15 More Tales of the City (published 1980) read 9/15/2018


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments 1-2-3 CHALLENGE, REVISITED (contd)
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore library book read 5/18/2018

✓ 16 Books from CCC group members’ bookshelves – mix and match as you wish
Tell us the group member AND the shelf for each book
Suzanne, Sugar Snap
✓ 16.1 The Almost Sisters On Anita's 'to read' shelf read 11/19/2017
✓ 16.2 Midwives On Suzanne's 'read' shelf read 12/29/2017
✓ 16.3 The Chilbury Ladies' Choir On Taleisin's 'to read' shelf read 1/26/2018
✓ 16.4 Vinegar Girl On Morgan's 'to read' shelf read 2/4/2018
✓ 16.5 What Alice Forgot Agnieszka's 'to read accessible' shelf read 3/7/2018
✓ 16.6 Bloodsucking Fiends Carrie's TBR shelf read 3/14/2018
✓ 16.7 Love the One You're With Kayla's 'read' shelf read 3/25/2018
✓ 16.8 A Gentleman in Moscow Suzanne's TBR shelf read 4/9/2018
✓ 16.9 Little Fires Everywhere Karin's 'read' shelf read 4/13/2018
✓ 16.10 What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley Banshee's TBR shelf read 4/15/2018
✓ 16.11 A Reliable Wife Carrie's TBR shelf read 4/16/2018
✓ 16.12 Beartown Suzanne's TBR shelf read 4/22/2018
✓ 16.13 Adelaide Confused Carrie's to-read shelf read 5/17/2018
✓ 16.14 Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Barb's read shelf read 5/18/2018
✓ 16.15 The Hired Girl Carrie's to-read shelf read 6/8/2018
✓ 16.16 The Hate U Give Taleisin's read shelf read 8/2/2018

✓ 17 Books whose titles start with A, An, or The
✓ 17.1 The Red House read 4/20/2017
✓ 17.2 The Wasp Factory read 8/28/2017
✓ 17.3 The Widow read 10/12/2017
✓ 17.4 The Aviator's Wife read 11/17/2017
✓ 17.5 The Other Widow read 11/23/2017
✓ 17.6 The Rithmatist read 12/7/2017
✓ 17.7 The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon read 12/10/2017
✓ 17.8 The Hypnotist's Love Story read 12/24/2017
✓ 17.9 The Divorce Papers read 12/30/2017
✓ 17.10 The Girl Who Stopped Swimming read 1/19/2018
✓ 17.11 An Invisible Client read 2/23/2018
✓ 17.12 A Spot of Bother read 3/30/2018
✓ 17.13 The Hidden Light of Northern Fires read 4/4/2018
✓ 17.14 The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City read 4/20/2018
✓ 17.15 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing read 4/27/2018
✓ 17.16 The Story of Lucy Gault read 5/14/2018
✓ 17.17 The Child read 6/2/2018

✓ 18 Audiobooks
✓ 18.1 Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer read 1/8/2017
✓ 18.2 We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families read 1/19/2017
✓ 18.3 Truly Madly Guilty read 2/2/2017
✓ 18.4 Fates and Furies read 2/24/2017
✓ 18.5 Torch read 3/13/2017
✓ 18.6 Career of Evil read 3/30/2017
✓ 18.7 The Expatriates read 4/7/2017
✓ 18.8 Soldier Dogs read 4/16/2017
✓ 18.9 The Year of Magical Thinking read 4/20/2017
✓ 18.10 The Signature of All Things read 5/21/2017
✓ 18.11 Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love read 6/7/2017
✓ 18.12 Off Season read 6/20/2017
✓ 18.13 Brooklyn read 6/30/2017
✓ 18.14 Scrappy Little Nobody 7/30/2017
✓ 18.15 Nora Webster read 8/10/2017
✓ 18.16 Dark Places read 8/24/2017
✓ 18.17 My Name Is Lucy Barton read 10/27/2017
✓ 18.18 Coming Clean read 1/12/2018

✓ 19 Books by new-to-you authors
✓ 19.1 Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon read 4/1/2017
✓ 19.2 The Free by Willy Vlautin read 4/5/2017
✓ 19.3 The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney read 4/24/2017
✓ 19.4 Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson read 6/23/2017
✓ 19.5 The Infatuations by Javier Marías read 6/26/2017
✓ 19.6 No Land's Man by Aasif Mandvi read 10/29/2017
✓ 19.7 Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand read 11/2/2017
✓ 19.8 Lum by Libby Ware read 11/11/2017
✓ 19.9 Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel Jason Padgett read 11/15/2017
✓ 19.10 Raw: A Love Story Mark Haskell Smith read 11/20/2017
✓ 19.11 Lab Girl by Hope Jahren read 11/23/2017
✓ 19.12 Self Storage by Gayle Brandeis read 12/10/2017
✓ 19.13 The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald read 12/18/2017
✓ 19.14 The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure read 1/2/2018
✓ 19.15 The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais read 1/31/2018
✓ 19.16 We Are Okay by Nina LaCour read 3/1/2018
✓ 19.17 The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen read 3/2/2018
✓ 19.18 Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France by Craig Carlson read 3/5/2018
✓ 19.19 Breakfast Tea & Bourbon by Pete Bissonette read 3/11/2018

✓ 20 Books with an average Goodreads rating of 3.75 or higher
Tell us the rating for each book
✓ 20.1 A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy 4.14 rating read 4/21/2017
✓ 20.2 I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago 3.94 rating read 4/26/2017
✓ 20.3 Addicted 4.26 rating read 5/28/2017
✓ 20.4 A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life 4.35 rating read 6/28/2017
✓ 20.5 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 4.00 rating read 7/14/2017
✓ 20.6 Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League 4.04 rating read 8/2/2017
✓ 20.7 A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary 4.30 rating read 8/10/2017
✓ 20.8 The Husband's Secret 3.92 rating read 8/17/2017
✓ 20.9 South of Broad 3.78 rating read 9/13/2017
✓ 20.10 My Reading Life 3.94 rating read 10/2/2017
✓ 20.11 The Summer Before the War 3.79 rating read 10/24/2017
✓ 20.12 The Wright Brothers 4.15 rating read 12/13/2017
✓ 20.13 The Red Tent 4.16 rating read 12/27/2017
✓ 20.14 The Underground Railroad 4.03 rating read 1/13/2018
✓ 20.15 Sing, Unburied, Sing 4.15 rating read 1/18/2018
✓ 20.16 Before We Were Yours 4.40 rating read 1/26/2018
✓ 20.17 Everybody's Son 3.86 rating read 2/8/2018
✓ 20.18 Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption 4.12 rating read 2/15/2018
✓ 20.19 The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies 4.28 rating read 4/2/2018
✓ 20.20 Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America 4.12 rating read 4/14/2018


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Crazy Challenge Connection
HELP ME DECIDE CHALLENGE
DURATION: April 1, 2017 - March 30, 2018


Please use this shelf: Pick 4 Me book shelf

Link to the Challenge

Round 1: Apr 1 - Melissa (ladybug) picks for Susan
The Red House read 4/20/2017
Other suggestions: The Story of a New Name, The Wasp Factory, The Free

Round 2: Apr 15 - Melissa (ladybug) picks for Susan
House Rules read 5/18/2017
Other suggestions: Dark Places, Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Round 3: Apr 29 - Barb picks for Susan
Us read 5/7/2017
Also recommended: Inescapable, Off Season

Round 4: May 13 - Chelsi picks for Susan
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant read 5/21/2017
Also recommended: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Midwives

Round 5: May 27 - Amelia picks for Susan
No Opportunity Wasted: Creating a Life List read 7/23/2017
Also suggested: A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary, Inescapable

Round 6: Jun 10 - picked by Suzanne
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood read 6/17/2017
Also suggested Midwives, Dark Places

Round 7: Jun 24 - Picked by Gina
What Is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and Citizenship Did not finish
The Widow read 10/12/2017
Also suggested: The Husband's Secret, Dark Places

Round 8: Jul 8 - picked by Kris
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer read 7/14/2017
Also suggested: A Little Life, Dark Places, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Round 9: Jul 22 - picked by Jimena
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary 8/10/2017
Also recommended: The Husband's Secret, Midnight's Children, Dark Places

Round 10: Aug 5 - picked by Chaitra
Dark Places read 8/24/2017
Also recommended: Midnight's Children, All My Puny Sorrows, A Little Life

Round 11: Aug 19 - picked by Sunshine
Midnight's Children read 12/4/2017
Also recommended: The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Round 12: Sep 2 - post your suggestions by Sep 5 - sit out
Round 13: Sep 16 - post your suggestions by Sep 19 - sit out
Round 14: Sep 30 - post your suggestions by Oct 3 - sit out
Round 15: Oct 14 - post your suggestions by Oct 17 - sit out
Round 16: Oct 29 - post your suggestions by Oct 31 - sit out

Round 17: Nov 11 - picked by Bonita
Moonlight on Butternut Lake read 12/4/2017
Also recommended: The Quilter's Daughter, A Little Life

Round 18: Nov 25 - picked by Kait
Commonwealth read 12/6/2017
Also recommended: The Rithmatist, You, The Sweetness of Tears

Round 19: Dec 9 - picked by Pigletto
The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon read 12/10/2017
Also recommended: Possession, The King Who Made Paper Flowers: A Novel, The Red Tent

Round 20: Dec 23 - picked by Suzanne
Midwives read 12/29/2017
Also recommended: Before We Were Yours, You, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

Round 21: Jan 6 - picked by Karin
Before We Were Yours read 1/26/2018
Also recommended: Lilac Girls, Little Fires Everywhere

Round 22: Jan 20 - picked by Cat
Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science read 2/11/2018
Also recommended: Beartown, Rules For Lying, You

Round 23: Feb 3 - picked by Katie
You read 2/25/2018
Also recommended: Little Fires Everywhere, A Dog's Way Home: A Novel

Round 24: Feb 17 - picked by Agnieszka
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine read 2/19/2018
Also recommended: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Lilac Girls, An Invisible Client

Round 25: Mar 3 - picked by Carrie
Bloodsucking Fiends read 3/14/2018
Also recommended: A Reliable Wife, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Round 26: Mar 17 - picked by Nadine
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies read 4/2/2018
Also recommended: Little Fires Everywhere, Lilac Girls


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Crazy Challenge Connection
JANUARY Recipe of the Month : WAFFLE BERRY BREAD PUDDING
1/1 – 1/31


Link to the Challenge

5/5 Challenge completed!

✓ Read a book whose title contains at least one word with consecutive double consonants OR a book whose title begins with W, B or P (disregard A, An and The) PopDaddy: Boy Meets Boy Meets Baby read 1/4/2018

✓ Read a book with a 5-letter word in the title OR a book with a main character whose first or last name begins with T or F; tell us the character's name. The Half Wives read 1/6/2018

✓ Read a book with a repeated significant word in the title OR a book with a cover that is primarily white; post the cover Sing, Unburied, Sing read 1/18/2018

✓ Read a book by an author whose first or last name begins with a letter in POWDERED OR a book with the letters I-C-E in the title, not necessarily in order or in the same word Prisoner of Trebekistan: A Decade in Jeopardy! read 1/4/2018

✓ Add a recipe to any of the threads in our Recipe Collection and post the link here. Your recipe just might be chosen as our featured recipe sometime in the future :)
Caramelized Bacon


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Wacky Reading Challenges
2018 Bucket List
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018


In 2018, I am tackling the huge number of books that I own, but have not yet read.

Link to the Challenge

✓ January: The Paris Architect read 1/2/2018
✓ February: What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley read 4/15/2018
✓ March: What Was Mine read 10/17/2018
✓ April: Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America read 4/14/2018
✓ May: We Are Unprepared read 11/3/2018
✓ June: Rules For Lying read 7/25/2018
✓ July: PopDaddy: Boy Meets Boy Meets Baby read 1/4/2018
✓ August: Keep You Close read 5/21/2018
✓ September: Shadow of the Lions read 3/23/2018
✓ October: Before We Were Yours read 1/26/2018
✓ November: The Leavers read 8/17/2018
✓ December: Everybody's Son read 2/8/2018

Alternates:
✓ 1. Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science read 2/11/2018
2. The Best of Us

12/12 Challenge completed!


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Wacky Reading Challenges
18X18 CHALLENGE
DATE: 01/01/18 - 12/31/18


I'm in for Level 3

Link to the Challenge

✓ 1. What's New - Books added to my TBR in 2018
✓ 1. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House read 1/11/2018
✓ 2. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming read 1/19/2018
✓ 3. We Are Okay read 3/1/2018
✓ 4. A Spot of Bother read 3/30/2018
✓ 5. Murder, Simply Stitched read 5/1/2018
✓ 6. The Mill River Recluse read 5/10/2018
✓ 7. The Story of Lucy Gault read 5/14/2018
✓ 8. Noir read 5/30/2018

✓ 2. Old Friends - Books on my TBR for more than a year
✓ 1. PopDaddy: Boy Meets Boy Meets Baby added 9/3/2016, read 1/4/2018
✓ 2. Coming Clean added 8/26/2013, read 1/12/2018
✓ 3. Songs in Ordinary Time added 4/1/2012, read 1/23/2018
✓ 4. Maine added 2/27/2016 read 1/27/2018
✓ 5. Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness added 2/27/2014 read 2/3/2018
✓ 6. Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption added 3/19/2016 read 2/15/2018
✓ 7. The Things We Wish Were True added 8/7/2016 read 3/2/2018
✓ 8. Love the One You're With added 7/10/2012 read 3/25/2018

✓ 3. Where in the World? - Books that take place outside the US
✓ 1. The Paris Architect takes place in Paris read 1/2/2018
✓ 2. The Chilbury Ladies' Choir takes place in England read 1/26/2018
✓ 3. The Hundred-Foot Journey takes place in India and France read 1/31/2018
✓ 4. The General's Niece: The Little-Known de Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France takes place in France and Germany read 3/5/2018
✓ 5. Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France takes place primarily in France read 3/5/2018
✓ 6. The Trespasser takes place in Ireland read 3/20/2018
✓ 7. Little Beach Street Bakery takes place in England read 3/27/2018
✓ 8. Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America takes place in Germany and Russia read 4/14/2018

✓ 4. Something Borrowed - Library books
✓ 1. Sing, Unburied, Sing read 1/18/2018
✓ 2. The Risk Pool read 2/16/2018
✓ 3. You read 2/25/2018
✓ 4. Retirement Without Borders: How to Retire Abroad--in Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, and Other Sunny, Foreign Places read 2/28/2018
✓ 5. Straight Man read 3/16/2018
✓ 6. The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies read 4/2/2018
✓ 7. The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City read 4/20/2018
✓ 8. Mislaid read 5/3/2018

✓ 5. I'd Like to Buy a Vowel - Titles that begin with A, E, I, O, U (and sometimes Y)
✓ 1. The Underground Railroad read 1/13/2018
✓ 2. Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son read 1/14/2018
✓ 3. Everybody's Son read 2/8/2018
✓ 4. On Mystic Lake read 2/20/2018
✓ 5. An Invisible Client read 2/23/2018
✓ 6. Expat Women: Confessions - 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad read 3/26/2018
✓ 7. Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch read 4/28/2018
✓ 8. Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America read 5/8/2018

✓ 6. Sitting on the Shelf - Books I own
✓ 1. The Half Wives read 1/6/2018
✓ 2. Before We Were Yours read 1/26/2018
✓ 3. I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair read 2/5/2018
✓ 4. Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science read 2/11/2018
✓ 5. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine read 2/19/2018
✓ 6. Breakfast Tea & Bourbon read 3/11/2018
✓ 7. Bloodsucking Fiends read 3/14/2018
✓ 8. Shadow of the Lions read 3/23/2018

✓ 7. You Should Read This - Books recommended to me
✓ 1. Celine recommended by Kathy read 1/31/2018
✓ 2. What Alice Forgot recommended by Joanne
read 3/7/2018
✓ 3. A Gentleman in Moscow recommended by JoAnna read 4/9/2018
✓ 4. Little Fires Everywhere recommended by Kelly read 4/13/2018
✓ 5. Beartown recommended by Suzanne read 4/22/2018
✓ 6. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing recommended by Michelle read 4/27/2018
✓ 7. The Bride's House recommended by Banshee read 4/29/2018
✓ 8. Lilac Girls recommended by Banshee read 6/19/2018

✓ 8. Y'all Wrote This? - Books by Southern authors
✓ 1. Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson read 3/18/2018
✓ 2. Beach Music by Pat Conroy read 4/12/2018
✓ 3. What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley by Kim Cross read 4/15/2018
✓ 4. A Southern Girl by John Warley read 6/25/2018
✓ 5. Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson read 7/12/2018
✓ 6. The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy read 7/16/2018
✓ 7. My Exaggerated Life: Pat Conroy by Katherine Clark read 8/24/2018
✓ 8. A Boy from Georgia: Coming of Age in the Segregated South by Hamilton Jordan read 9/15/2018

64/64 Challenge complete!


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Crazy Challenge Connection
QUILTING CHALLENGE
No deadline: Begins January 1, 2018


Link to the Challenge

Phase One: 4 x 4 quilt (16 blocks total | 64 tasks)

64/64
16/16 blocks

✓ 1. Bachelor's Puzzle Block
✓ Read a book in which the MC is a bachelor. Worn Me Down MC Austin is a bachelor read 2/3/2018
✓ Read a book that somehow involves puzzles; tell us how. Breakfast Tea & Bourbon This book is about a treasure hunt, which is a kind of puzzle read 3/11/2018
✓ Read a book whose title contains an apostrophe. The Chilbury Ladies' Choir read 1/26/2018
✓ Read a book whose author's first or last initial is "Z." Mislaid by Nell Zink read 5/3/2018

✓ 2. Birthday Cake Block
✓ Read a book in which a character celebrates a birthday; tell us who. The Underground Railroad Jockey celebrates his birthday (as a slave, he doesn't know when his actual birthday is, but he still celebrates) read 1/13/2018
✓ Read a book that revolves around a bakery or patisserie. Little Beach Street Bakery read 3/27/2018
✓ Read a book where the first letter of each title word may be found in BIRTHDAY CAKE (a/an/the DO count; 3 word minimum). The Bride's House read 4/29/2018
✓ Read a book with a cake of any kind (not a cupcake) on its cover; post the cover. A Spot of Bother read 3/30/2018
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

✓ 3. Churn Dash Block - formed of right triangles, rectangles, and a single square.
✓ Read a book with a triangle, rectangle, or square on its cover; post the cover. Prisoner of Trebekistan: A Decade in Jeopardy! read 1/4/2018
Prisoner of Trebekistan A Decade in Jeopardy! by Bob Harris
✓ Read a book that makes your stomach churn (i.e. from excitement, disgust, etc.); tell us why. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House read 1/11/2018 The chaos in the White House and the damage being done to the US makes my stomach churn
✓ Read a book by an author who uses a hyphenated last name; post the link to the author's page. Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino read 2/15/2018
✓ Read a book whose location starts with letter in CHURN DASH; tell us the location. Songs in Ordinary Time takes place in Atkinson, Vermont read 1/23/2018

✓ 4. Colorado Cabins Block
✓ Read a book that takes place in Colorado. We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of Jonbenet Ramsey Twenty Years Later read 5/17/2018
✓ Read a book in which a character lives in a log cabin; tell us who. Celine Lamont lives in a log cabin just outside Glacier National Park read 1/31/2018
✓ Read a book whose title contains a plural word. The Things We Wish Were True read 3/2/2018
✓ Read a book whose author's first and last initial are C.C. Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France by Craig Carlson read 3/5/2018

✓ 5. Dresden Plate Block - an advanced block as curved pieces must be fitted together and appliquéd.
✓ Read a book where the first letter of each title word (A/An/The DO count!) may be found in DRESDEN PLATE (3 word minimum). A Small Revolution read 2/1/2018
✓ Read a book in which a character is a waiter or waitress. A Gentleman in Moscow read 4/9/2018
✓ Read a book with a plate or platter on its cover; post the cover. Murder, Simply Stitched read 5/1/2018
Murder, Simply Stitched by Isabella Alan
✓ Read a book with a pet whose name starts with a letter in "CURVE;" tell us the name. The Half Wives - the dog's name is Richard. read 1/6/2018

✓ 6. Diamond in the Square Block
✓ Read a book whose title contains the word "DIAMOND" or "SQUARE." The Girl In Times Square read 12/19/2018
✓ Read a book whose title contains "IN THE." A Boy from Georgia: Coming of Age in the Segregated South read 9/15/2018
✓ Read a book whose MC's initial is "D" or "S;" tell us the character's name. The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City MC's name is David read 4/20/2018
✓ Read a book in which a wedding occurs. Vinegar Girl Kate marries Pyotr read 2/4/2018

✓ 7. Ebb Tide Block
✓ Read a book whose location is near or on a beach; tell us where. Crazy Little Thing Location is on the shores of Lake Michigan read 12/13/2018
✓ Read a book whose title contains the letters "E, B, B;" letters do not have to be in order, nor do they need to stand next to each other. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore read 5/18/2018
✓ Read a book by an author whose initials are E.T. Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington read 10/3/2018
✓ Read a book whose cover shows a wave (or waves) of water; post the cover. Beach Music
Beach Music by Pat Conroy

✓ 8. Friendship Star Block - works well with two deeply contrasting fabrics.
✓ Read a book with friendship as one of its main themes. I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair read 2/5/2018
✓ Read a book with a star or stars on its cover; post the cover. The Moonlit Garden read 9/21/2018 (Note: the stars are subtle, but they are there!)
The Moonlit Garden by Corina Bomann
✓ Read a book with opposite ('contrasting') words in its title. White Rose, Black Forest read 12/17/2018
✓ Read a book recommended by one of your friends; tell us who. What Alice Forgot recommended by Joanne read 3/7/2018

✓ 9. Irish Chain Block - uses two different colors in 9 patch square sequences.
✓ Read a book whose cover is only two colors including title and author name; post the cover. Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness read 2/3/2018
Midnight in Mexico A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness by Alfredo Corchado
✓ Read a book that is a standalone book. Everybody's Son read 2/8/2018
✓ Read a book that takes place in Ireland. The Trespasser read 3/20/2018
✓ Read a book with a "9" in its publication year; tell us the year. The Risk Pool published in 1988 read 2/16/2018

✓ 10. King's Highway Block - five different colors should be used (or five different shades of the same color).
✓ Read a book by an author whose last name is King (reasonable variations okay - i.e. Kingsley); post a link to the author's name. Double Feature by Owen King read 7/7/2018
✓ Read a book featuring a king or prince. Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch (Prince Phillip featured throughout the book) read 4/28/2018
✓ Read the 5th book in a series or the author's 5th published book. Bloodsucking Fiends read 3/14/2018
✓ Read a book with a 5 in its publication year; tell us the year. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg published 2015 read 7/9/2018

✓ 11. Kitchen Woodbox Block
✓ Read a book with a kitchen scene on its cover; post the cover. The Lost Art of Mixing read 7/9/2018
The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister
✓ Read a book with a main character who works as a chef or baker. The Hundred-Foot Journey read 1/31/2018
✓ Read a book that centers around a restaurant. Empire Falls read 8/31/2018
✓ Read a book whose author's first and last initial may be found in WOODBOX. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang read 4/4/2018

✓ 12. Pinwheel Block
✓ Read a book whose author's initials (first and last) are contained in "PINWHEEL." Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse read 5/21/2018
✓ Read a book where the main character is a younger child (less than 13 years old). Before We Were Yours Rill Foss (MC) is 12 read 1/26/2018
✓ Read a book whose cover shows any child's toy; post the cover. The Hired Girl read 6/8/2018
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz It's not easy to see, but on the cover is the doll that Joan's deceased mother made for her
✓ Read a book whose title contains a compound word. What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley read 4/15/2018

✓ 13. Random Orbit Block
✓ Randomly choose a book from your TBR and read it. Love the One You're With read 3/25/2018
✓ Read a book that takes place in outer space. Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery read 10/27/2018
✓ Read a book whose location begins with a letter in "ORBIT;" tell us where. The Story of Lucy Gault takes place in Ireland read 5/14/2018
✓ Read a book whose title contains one title word that starts with "R," and one title word that starts with "O;" there may be other words in the title, as long as there is a R word and an O word. American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee read 6/5/2018

✓ 14. Rocky Mountain Chain Block
✓ Read a book that takes place anywhere in the Rocky Mtns.; tell us where. An Invisible Client takes place in Salt Lake City, on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains read 2/23/2018
✓ Read a book with a mountain or a chain on its cover; post the cover. Beartown read 4/22/2018
Beartown (Beartown, #1) by Fredrik Backman
✓ Read a book whose title contains any word that ends in "Y." PopDaddy: Boy Meets Boy Meets Baby read 1/4/2017
✓ Read a book whose author's last initial may be found in "ROCKY." You by Caroline Kepnes read 2/25/2018

✓ 15. Snowball Block - a perfect block for beginners as it only requires only four seams.
✓ Read a book with a significantly white cover (75%+); post the cover. Straight Man read 3/16/2018
Straight Man by Richard Russo
✓ Read a book that takes place during winter; tell us when. We Are Okay takes place during Christmas break from school read 3/1/2018
✓ Read a book marked "juvenile," "middle school," or "young adult" on its main GR page; book must meet the 150 pp. requirement. Second Chance Summer read 8/3/2018
✓ Read a book that contains anywhere between 400-499 pages; tell us how many pages. Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son 432 pages read 1/14/2018

✓ 16. Yankee Puzzle Block
✓ Read a book whose title contains the word "YANKEE." Yankee Doodle Dead read 10/14/2018
✓ Read a book by an author whose first or last initial is "Y." Shelter by Jung Yun read 4/24/2018
✓ Read a book that takes place in any state in New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT); tell us where. Maine takes place in Maine read 1/27/2018
✓ Read a book that takes place during the American Revolutionary War or the American Civil War. My Name is Mary Sutter read 9/8/2018


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments QUILTING CHALLENGE Cont'd.

Phase Two: BORDERS & BINDING

Now that you've completed all of your quilt blocks, you need to put borders on them so that they may be bound together to form the quilt top. Depending on the size of your quilt, you will select a given number of tasks regarding quilting history and lore, and quilting equipment to complete your quilt top. You do not have to pick your tasks ahead of time - just make sure you have completed the required number for your quilt size.

4 x 4 Quilt - Choose any 20 tasks
5 x 5 Quilt - Choose any 25 tasks
6 x 6 Quilt - Choose any 30 tasks

2/20

Amish quilts are made from solid color fabrics only, in bright and somber colors and are heavily quilted with elaborate designs such as feathered scrolls and cables. ➜ Read a book with an Amish character. The Amish Seamstress

Appliqué is a piecing process using small amounts of fabric which are then sewn onto a background fabric in a decorative design such as curved floral or animal motifs. Appliqué is often combined with pieced blocks or placed in the border to frame a pieced quilt. Appliqué is a great technique to cover stains, rips or other problem areas. ➜ Read a book whose cover shows a patterned background OR read a book whose cover shows a real animal; post the cover for either task. One Good Dog read 12/29/2018
One Good Dog by Susan Wilson

Backing is the bottom or back layer of a quilt, usually a plain unadorned fabric that has been pieced to the width of the quilt. ➜ Read a book whose cover is plain (shows no art work); post the cover. Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
Promise Me, Dad A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose by Joe Biden

✣ In all cultures, the basket is a daily presence in a woman's life. It's only natural that baskets have been used in a myriad of quilt patterns from the most fundamental forms to realistic reproductions even including the weaving and detailed floral arrangements. ➜ Read a book whose cover shows a basket; post the cover.

Batting, sometimes called wadding or stuffing, is the layer in the center of the quilt sandwich, giving it warmth and thickness. Batting can be cotton, polyester, blends, silk, or wool. ➜ Read a book that is 'sandwiched' in a series - that is the book is neither the first, nor the last in the series; tell us the name of the series and your book's position in the series. Fractured

Bearding is where fibers from the batting of a quilt start to migrate through the top or the backing or a quilt. ➜ Read a book with a character who has a beard; tell us the name of the character. The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland Rabbi Levi Sudak has a beard read 12/21/2018

Broderie Perse is the French word for "Persian Embroidery". First made popular in the early 1800's when cotton was extremely expensive, the technique is a type of appliqué where larger images such as an animal or a flower are cut from a printed fabric and appliquéd to a background fabric. ➜ Read a book that was expensive to acquire.

✣ In the 19th century, calico referred to any type of cotton fabric. It is still used in that sense in England and Australia. In the US, it is often used to refer to fabric with a small repeated design, usually florals or leaves. ➜ Read a book that takes place in England or Australia; tell us where. Stella Bain

✣ A Charm Quilt is a quilt made using only one shape, such as a triangle or hexagon, where every single shape is a different piece of fabric. ➜ Read a book whose cover shows a triangle, diamond, or hexagon.

✣ The Crazy Quilt consisted of pieces of fabric, cotton, velvet, wool, or silk, randomly sewn together. Very often, bit of lace or ribbon were also added along with fancy embroidery stitches. Crazy Quilts reached a peak in popularity during the Victorian era. ➜ Read a book with a very cluttered cover (post the cover) OR read a book with something lacy on its cover; post the cover.

FART = Fabric Acquisition Road Trip ➜ Read a book that involves a road trip of any kind; briefly tell us about it.

Fat Quarter equals a quarter yard of fabric cut with the dimensions of 18" x 22"; basically, a half yard of fabric cut in half to produce a more square piece of fabric. ➜ Read a "fat" book, 500+ pages; tell us how many pages the book has. Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts

Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts are almost synonymous with the Great Depression of the 1930's. Very small fabric scraps could be utilized by piecing tiny hexagons into lovely quilts. Such a quilt would be a cheerful reminder of colorful flower gardens; a much needed lift during hard times. ➜ Read a book that takes place during the 1930's OR read a book with a garden on its cover; post the cover.

✣ The humility block was a block that was purposely pieced incorrectly and usually placed in the lower right hand section of the quilt. The belief behind the Humility block was that only God was perfect, therefore mortal man/woman should not produce a perfect quilt. ➜ Read a book with a humble character; tell us who.

✣ As mentioned in Phase 1, the Log Cabin is one of the most popular and easily recognized quilt blocks. The blocks can be set together in too many ways to list, although there are a number of named designs such as Barn Raising, Sunshine and Shadow, and Straight Furrow. ➜ Read a book whose title contains the word "RAISING," "SUNSHINE," "SHADOW", or "STRAIGHT."
The Sunshine When She's Gone

✣ A Quillow is a specially designed quilt which is actually a cross between a sleeping bag and a quilt and also a pillow. A Quillow folds up into a carrying bag. A popular gift for children and teens. ➜ Read a book marked "juvenile" or "young adult" on its main GR page (must meet the 150pp. requirement). The Spectacular Now


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments QUILTING CHALLENGE Cont'd.

Phase Two: BORDERS & BINDING Cont'd

✣ The interesting names given to quilt block patterns are rooted deep in the history of the United States. It is easy to see the influences upon quilters of the past by studying the names that they have given to their quilt patterns. ➜ Read a historical fiction or history book about any period of American history. Songs of Willow Frost

✣ The strong biblical influence is apparent from the large number of blocks with religious names such as Jacob's Ladder or Job's Trouble. ➜ Read a book in which religion is a major theme.

✣ The hardship of the pioneer can be seen from blocks with names such as the Rocky Road to California. ➜ Read a book about the American Pioneers (American settlers moving westward from the original colonies in the years 1785-1860).

✣ The aspects of everyday life led to blocks with names like Churn Dash and Log Cabin. ➜ Read a book in which the MC's daily life is written in some detail.

✣ Quilt block names derived from trades or occupations include Anvil, Saw-Tooth, The Ship's Wheel, Carpenter's Wheel, Monkey Wrench, Water Mill, Chips and Whetstones, The Dusty Miller. ➜ Read a book whose title mentions an occupation (i.e. The Lightkeeper's Daughters). You may use this task up to 4 times as long as you use 4 different occupations.
The Butler: A Witness to History
The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

✣ Quilt block names derived from nature include Garden Maze, Autumn Leaf, Spider Web, Rolling Stones, Ocean Wave, Flying Geese. ➜ Read a book whose title contains the word of anything found in nature (i.e. The Deep End of the Ocean). You may use this task up to 4 times as long as you use 4 different occupations.
The Color of Our Sky
The Light of the Fireflies
Sheltering Rain
Stillhouse Lake

✣ Quilt block names derived from Square Dancing include Eight Hands Around and Swing in the Center. ➜ Read a book in which the main character is a dancer (of any type) OR in which some kind of big dance is held; tell us who or what.

✣ Quilt block names with a political influence include Clay's Choice, Whig Rose, Fifty-Four-Forty or Fight. ➜ Read a political thriller OR any book with politics as a major theme. The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election

✣ Many quilt patterns have several different names. A pattern known by one name in New England may have had a different, more significant name to the quilter in the Midwest. Sometimes old names were changed for commercial purposes. ➜ Read a book whose title has changed from its original publication date; tell us the original title.

✣ The quilting bee was an important means of socializing for colonial and pioneer women (and men). Through the winter months, the women would piece their quilt tops. Since there was no central heating in these homes, there was usually only one main heated room that was too crowded during the winter months for a quilt frame to be assembled. ➜ Read a book that takes place during the winter months (December, January, February).
✣ When the weather became warmer, an invitation was sent to the surrounding neighbors for the quilting bee. ➜ Read a book that takes place during the Spring (March, April, May).
✣ On the day of the quilting bee, the quilters would arrive early and begin marking the quilt top which had been put into the quilt frame by the hostess. Very often, plates, thimbles and tea cups were used to mark the quilting patterns. ➜ Read a book with a plate, tea cup, or thimble on its cover; post the cover.
✣ The quilters would then begin to quilt the top while exchanging conversation. The quilt had to finished before the husbands and beaus showed up in the late afternoon when dinner was served to all, the hostess being given a chance to show off her cooking skills. ➜ Read a book about friendship OR read a book in which a large group comes together to enjoy a meal; tell us the occasion.
✣ After dinner, there was very often a square dance or country dance with fiddles accompanying the dancers. ➜ Read a book with a stringed instrument on its cover (post the cover) OR read a book in which a dance is held; tell us about the dance. Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust--Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind's Darkest Hour

Rotary cutters are used to get super straight, clean cuts from your fabric. Beginners are recommended to start with a 45mm blade. Rotary cutters come in a variety of sizes - from 18mm to 60mm. The 18mm and 28mm cutters are used primarily for curved piecing, and the 60mm is designed to cut through multiple layers of fabric, batting, and difficult materials. ➜ Read book #18, #28, #45 or #60 from your TBR list, sorted however you choose. The One-Way Bridge book #45 sorted by date added

SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy ➜ Read a book in which someone collects something; tell us what.

Sashing is the strips of fabric sewn between pieced blocks to separate them while joining them together into a top. Sashing can be continued around the outside of the quilt top to act as a border. ➜ Read a book whose author's first and last initial may be found in SASHING. Angel Landing by Alice Hoffman

Siggie | Siggy is short for signature block or signature square. When exchanging blocks or charm squares, quilters will often exchange a plain charm or blocks which the quilter has signed. ➜ Read an author's first published book.

TGIF = Thank God It's Finished! ➜ Read a book that completes a challenge; tell us which challenge.

UFO = UnFinshed Object ➜ Read a book that takes you longer than you would've thought to finish.

✣ Some historians question the validity of quilts being used as indicators for escaping slaves using the Underground Railroad, although other writers, usually women, argue for them. In particular, the Bear's Paw and Jacob's Ladder quilts are those most often ascribed to be signals on the Underground. ➜ Read a book involving the Underground Railroad OR read a book whose cover shows some type of signal (i.e. arrow, traffic light); post the cover.

Victorian Biscuit or Puff Quilts may have been more decorative than utilitarian as many were made smaller than what would have been needed for a bed covering. Also, finer fabrics, such as satins and velvets were used. ➜ Read a book set during the Victorian era (1837 - 1901) OR read a book by an author named Victoria (reasonable variations acceptable). Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone

*You must finish bordering and binding your quilt before moving onto the final phase!


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments QUILTING CHALLENGE Cont'd.

Phase Three: QUILTING

"Quilting" is the actual stitching that moors the quilt top to the batting (filler) and quilt backing. Sometimes the stitches may tell the personal history of the quilter, weaving images or words into the overall stitching pattern.

Below are several "stitch" tasks divided into the following three categories:
1) personal tasks - these stitches will give you a chance to add your 'story' to your quilt;
2) famous quilters;
3) books about quilts (fiction and non-fiction). Note: You may read a book not found on the list below; however, 'how to' books and illustrated block books are not allowed.

Depending, again, on your quilt size you will pick a designated number of tasks or books to read to complete your quilt. You do not have to choose tasks before starting. Feel free to mix and match between personal history, famous quilters, and books about quilting.

4 x 4 - total of 30 tasks or books
5 x 5 - total of 40 tasks or books
6 x 6 - total of 50 tasks or books

0/30

Personal History 'Stitches'
✣ Name - Read a book whose author's first or last name is the same as your name. Summer by the Sea by Susan Wiggs
✣ Name - Read a book whose main character shares your first or last name (spelling variations are okay); tell us the character's name.
✣ Birth Day - Read a book whose total page count contains the day your were born (i.e. if you were born on the 11th, your book's page count must contain an "11"). Tell us your birth day. This Is How You Lose Her 217 pages
✣ Birth Month - Read a book originally published in the same month as the month you were born. Remember to tell us your birth month. Missing Mom - originally published 10/4/2005
✣ Birth Year - Read a book originally published in the same year you were born; tell us your birth year.
✣ Birth Gemstone - Read a book whose cover is the same color as your birthstone; be sure to tell us your birth month and gemstone.
✣ Desired Name - Read a book with a main character with a name you wish you had been given (instead of your current name); tell us the name.
✣ State | Country of Birth - Read a book set in the same state (USA) or country in which you were born; tell us where. And Hell Followed With It: Life and Death in a Kansas Tornado
✣ Are you a twin? - Read a book featuring twins.
✣ Number of siblings - Read a book in which a family has the same number of children as you have siblings (i.e. if you have 2 sisters, read a book featuring 2 sisters). Tell us how many siblings.
✣ Pets - Read a book with a similar pet to any pets you might have. Tell us what kind of pet. You may use this task up to 3 times, but each pet must be a different species.
✣ Hobbies - Read a book featuring any of your favorite hobbies (you may use this task more than once if you have multiple hobbies). Make sure to tell us about your hobby. Limit = 5 hobbies.
✣ Favorite Activities - Read a book that features any of your favorite activities (i.e. if you love going to the movies, read a book that takes place at a movie theater or a book about a film producer). This task may be used more than once if you have multiple activities you like. Tell us the activity and how your book fits. Limit = 5 activities / books.
✣ Favorite Subject in School - Read a book that somehow fits your favorite school subject; tell us how your book fits.
✣ Marital Status - Read a book where the main character shares a similar marital status. Tell us your marital status.
✣ Number of Children - Read a book featuring the same number of children in a family as you have; tell us how many children.
✣ Names of Children - Read a book with a main character who shares the same name as your child (reasonable spelling variations okay); tell us the name of your child. This task may be used multiple times - once per child.
✣ Favorite food - Read a book featuring your favorite foods (i.e. if you love bread, read a book featuring a bread maker); tell us your food. Task may be used multiple times but only once per food item. Limit = 5 favorite foods / books.
✣ Favorite Beverages - Read a book featuring your favorite beverages; tell us the name of your beverage. Task may be used multiple times, but only once per beverage type. Limit = 5 beverages / books.
✣ Occupation - Read a book where a character shares the same occupation as you; tell us your occupation. Stay-at-home parent or retired work too! Or, you may use a former occupation.
✣ Where would you like to visit? - Read a book whose primary setting is in a place you would like to visit; tell us the setting.
This task may be used multiple times, but only once per location. Limit = 5 places / books.
Alaska - The Great Alone
Australia - Nine Perfect Strangers
Italy - The Story of the Lost Child
San Francisco Further Tales of the City
✣ Bucket List - Read a book that fits an item on your bucket list; tell us your item and how the book fits. You may use this task up to 5 times for 5 different items.
✣ Ancestry - From what country did your ancestors originate? Read a book that takes place in that country. Tell us the country. This task may be used twice (for maternal and paternal lineage).
✣ Favorite Flower - Read a book that pertains to your favorite flower (i.e. daisies - you could read a book with a daisy on the cover or by an author named Daisy). Be sure to tell us how your book fits.
✣ Favorite Color - Read a book whose cover is the same color as your favorite color; remember to post the cover.
✣ Favorite Song(s) - Read a book whose title contains a significant title word that matches a word in your favorite song. Tell us the name of your song. You may use this task up to 5 times, but song titles must be different.
✣ Favorite Book(s) - Re-read your favorite books; this task may be used up to 5 times.
✣ What else? - Read a book that features something about you that you'd like us to know; you must tell us the how the book fits your feature / characteristic / favorite. You may use this task up to 5 times.

Famous Quilters 'Stitches'
Jennifer Chiaverini, beloved author of The Elm Creek Quilting Series, is a quilter herself. Originally, she was a professor in the English Department at Penn State and then Edgewood College (WI). Her original quilt designs have been featured in Country Woman, Quiltmaker, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks (Vol. 3-5), and Quilt, and her short stories have appeared in Quiltmaker and Quilters Newsletter. ➜ Read a book featuring a college-level instructor or professor OR read a book that takes place in Pennsylvania or Wisconsin. The Deep End of the Ocean

Michael Cummings quilts in the narrative, story-telling tradition and is one of a few nationally known male quiltmakers. His work often features bright, colorful African themes and African American historical themes. The U.S. State Department has posted several of Cummings’ quilts in its embassies through its "Arts in Embassy" program. In addition, brands such as Absolut Vodka and HBO have commissioned his work, and his quilts appear in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Designs in New York. Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Cosby collect Cummings’ quilts.
➜ Read a book featuring a male who works within a traditional "female" culture/industry OR read a book by an African American author. The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Beth Maitland-Banninger has played the role of Traci Abbott on CBS TV’s “The Young and the Restless” for the past 30 years. She has also been sewing since she was a teenager and spent most of her downtime between acting as a personal accessory and costume designer. ➜ Read a book that has been made into a TV series; tell us the name of the TV series OR read a book by an author whose first or last name is Beth, Traci, or Abbott (reasonable variations acceptable - i.e. Elizabeth, Tracy. The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Harriet Powers (10/29/1837 – 1/01/1910) was an African-American slave, folk artist, and quilt maker from rural Georgia. She used traditional appliqué techniques to record local legends, Bible stories, and astronomical events on her quilts. Her quilts are considered among the finest examples of nineteenth-century Southern quilting. Her work is on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. ➜ Read a book with slavery as one of its themes OR read a book in which a museum visit is described; tell us the museum.

Marie Daugherty Webster (7/19/1859 – 1956) was a quilt designer, businesswoman, and the author of the first American book about quilting, Quilts, Their Story, and How to Make Them, originally published in 1915, and reprinted many times since. The latest illustrated edition was published in 2009. Marie designed dozens of quilts, and her patterns, all applique, are known for their beautiful, mostly floral designs, done in pastel colors. ➜ Read a book in which a female owns here own business OR read a book with a pastel colored cover; post the cover. The Idiot
The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Books about Quilting 'Stitches'
✣ Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries by Isabella Alan
✣ Benni Harper Mystery Series by Earlene Fowler
✣ Cats in Trouble Mysteries (MC specializes in making cat quilts) by Leann Sweeney
✣ Cobbled Quilt Series by Marie Bostwick
✣ The Elm Creek Quilt Series by Jennifer Chiaverini
✣ Harriet Truman / Loose Threads Mysteries by Arlene Sachitano
✣ Kilts and Quilts Series by Patience Griffin
✣ Patchwork Circle Series by Judith Pella
✣ Quilting Mystery Series by Terri Thayer
✣ Quilts of Love Series by Various Authors
✣ The Quilt Shop in Kerry Springs Series by Patricia Thayer
✣ Shenandoah Album Series by Emilie Richards
✣ Sisters of the Quilt Series by Cindy Woodsmall
✣ Someday Quilts Mystery Series by Clare O'Donohue
✣ Southern Quilting Mysteries by Elizabeth Spann Craig

✣ From Here to Home by Marie Bostwick
✣ The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs
✣ Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad | Jacqueline L. Tobin
✣ How to Make an American Quilt | Whitney Otto
✣ The Persian Pickle Club | Sandra Dallas The Persian Pickle Club
✣ Retreat to Love | Melanie Greene


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments QUILTING CHALLENGE Cont'd.


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments QUILTING CHALLENGE Cont'd.


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Let's track my TBR - 2018

Each year I claim that I'm going to reduce the number of books on my TBR, and usually it grows instead. This year, my focus is on reading books that I own, either physical books or ebooks, rather than library books. We'll see how that goes - lol!

Note: On 1/1/2018, my Goodreads TBR count is off by 1 - 417 vs 416 actual books on my shelf

January
TBR - beginning of month: 416 (1 book currently reading)
# books added: 17
# books read: 17
# books deleted: 2
TBR - end of month: 415 (0 books currently reading)

February
TBR - beginning of month: 415 (0 book currently reading)
# books added: 10
# books read: 14
# books deleted: 2
TBR - end of month: 407 (2 books currently reading)

March
TBR - beginnng of month: 407 (2 books currently reading)
# books added: 19
# books read: 15 (less 1 re-read)
books deleted: 1
TBR - end of month: 411 (2 books currently reading)

April
TBR - beginnng of month: 411 (2 books currently reading)
# books added: 17
# books read: 15
books deleted: 0
TBR - end of month: 413 (2 books currently reading)

May
TBR - beginnng of month: 413 (2 books currently reading)
# books added: 12
# books read: 17
books deleted: 0
TBR - end of month: 408 (2 books currently reading)


message 30: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Susan C wrote: "Let's track my TBR - 2018

Each year I claim that I'm going to reduce the number of books on my TBR, and usually it grows instead. This year, my focus is on reading books that I own, either hysical books or ebooks, rather than library books. We'll see how that goes - lol!..."


Lol, same here Susan! Good luck!!


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments 1st quarter
January reading plans


Book clubs:
Not the NY Times book club - The Underground Railroad read 1/13/2018
Sagamore Hills - Theme is World War I or II The Paris Architect read 1/2/2018

Personal challenges:
7 books for 80 book personal reading goal

Group Challenges:
Yearly:
2 books for TBR Jar Challenge (0/20) Prisoner of Trebekistan: A Decade in Jeopardy!, The Half Wives
1 book for Listopia Challenge (0/12) The Half Wives
1 book for An Author's Works Challenge (0/5) - optional
2 books for A-Z Challenge (0/26) The Paris Architect, The Half Wives

Other Group Challenges:
Yearly:
1 book for WRC: 2018 Bucket List (0/12) The Paris Architect
6 books for WRC: 18x18 Challenge (0/64) The Paris Architect, PopDaddy: Boy Meets Boy Meets Baby, The Half Wives, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, The Underground Railroad, Sing, Unburied, Sing

Monthly:
4 books for CCC: January Recipe of the Month (0/4) PopDaddy: Boy Meets Boy Meets Baby, Prisoner of Trebekistan: A Decade in Jeopardy!, The Half Wives, Sing, Unburied, Sing

Ongoing:
Wacky Reading Challenges group:
Let's Go to Disneyland (no deadline) (107/119)
Risk (no deadline) (3 books to finish)

Crazy Challenge Connection group:
Scrabble, Anyone? (no deadline) (4 books to finish Set #5)
School Days (no deadline) (4 books for next grade level)
1-2-3 Challenge, Revisited (no deadline) (110/210)
Help Me Decide (04/01/17-03/30/18) (0/6)
Quilting Challenge (no deadline) Phase 1 (0/64)


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments January reading

1. The Paris Architect read 1/2/2018 ★★★★☆
2. PopDaddy: Boy Meets Boy Meets Baby read 1/4/2018 ★★★★☆
3. Prisoner of Trebekistan: A Decade in Jeopardy! read 1/4/2018 ★★★★☆
4. The Half Wives read 1/6/2018 ★★★☆☆
5. My Own Miraculous read 1/6/2018 ★★★☆☆
6. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House read 1/11/2018 ★★★☆☆
7. Coming Clean read 1/12/2018 ★★★★☆
8. The Underground Railroad read 1/13/2018 ★★★★☆
9. Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son read 1/14/2018 ★★★★☆
10. Sing, Unburied, Sing read 1/18/2018 ★★★★☆
11. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming read 1/19/2018 ★★★☆☆
12. Songs in Ordinary Time read 1/23/2018 ★★★★☆
13. The Chilbury Ladies' Choir read 1/26/2018 ★★★★☆
14. Before We Were Yours read 1/26/2018 ★★★★★
15. Maine read 1/27/2018 ★★★★☆
16. Celine read 1/31/2018 ★★★★☆
17. The Hundred-Foot Journey read 1/31/2018 ★★★★☆


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Crazy Challenge Connection group
LETTER BY LETTER
Duration: 1/7/2018 No deadline


Start with a minimum of 20 books, and if you find that you're making progress, then sign up for 20 more!

1. First, you will read the oldest book on your TBR.

2. The next book title must BEGIN with the LAST letter of the title in Book #1 (disregard A, An, The).

3. Book #3's title must BEGIN with the LAST letter of Book #2's title.

The catch - the books you choose for the challenge must have been on your TBR one year or longer. For those of you who do not currently have a TBR mountain, simply work from the oldest down.

Link to the Challenge

15/20

✓ 1. Oldest book - Songs in Ordinary Time read 1/23/2018
✓ 2. E - Everybody's Son read 2/8/2018
✓ 3. N - Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science read 2/11/2018
✓ 4. T - The Things We Wish Were True read 3/2/2018
✓ 5. E - Expat Women: Confessions - 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad read 3/26/2018
✓ 6. D - Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America read 4/14/2018
✓ 7. R - A Reliable Wife read 4/16/2018
✓ 8. E - Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch read 4/28/2018
✓ 9. N - Notes from a Small Island read 6/9/2017
✓ 10. D - Double Feature read 7/7/2018
✓ 11. E - Everything We Keep read 7/26/2018
✓ 12. P - Practical Jean read 7/30/2018
✓ 13. N - Night Film read 10/14/2018
✓ 14. M - Mr. Tall read 11/17/2018
✓ 15. L - Last Night at the Blue Angel read 12/9/2018
16. L -


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Karin | 88 comments wow that is a lot off challenges good luck.


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Karin wrote: "wow that is a lot off challenges good luck."

Thanks! You may have noticed that most of them are ones that are ongoing/no end date :-) I like using challenges to decide what to read from my TBR, but I'm learning that I enjoy them more if I don't have to finish by a certain date.


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Wacky Reading Challenges
February’s Mini Challenge!
February 1, 2018- February 28, 2018

Movie Night Mini Book Challenge


Link to the Challenge

✓ 1. Silent films and movie edition book covers-
Read a paperback, hardback or ebook (no audiobooks for this task) A Small Revolution ebook read 2/1/2018
~~~~~~~~~~or~~~~~~~~~~
read a book with a cover you don't like.

✓ 2. Books to movies and translations -
Read a book that has been made into a movie The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine read 2/19/2018
~~~~~~~~~~or~~~~~~~~~~
read a book that has been translated.

✓ 3. New Release and favorite actress and actor-
Read a book published between February 2017- February 2018
~~~~~~~~~~or~~~~~~~~~~
read a book by one of your favorite authors. The Risk Pool read 2/16/2018

✓ 4. Family, friends and food-
Read a book about family or friendship I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair read 2/5/2018
~~~~~~~~~~or~~~~~~~~~~
read a book with a food or drink item on the cover.

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MOVIE NIGHT SPELL OUT:
Using the first letter of a book title or the first letter of the authors first or last name, spell out a movie item. You may choose from the list, or use a word of your own that represents movie night to you.

✓ M Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness read 2/3/2018
✓ O On Mystic Lake On Mystic Lake read 2/20/2018
✓ V Vinegar Girl read 2/4/2018
✓ I An Invisible Client read 2/23/2018
✓ E Everybody's Son read 2/8/2018

9/9 Challenge completed!


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments January wrap-up

Personal challenges:
80 book reading goal: 17/80 = 21.25%

Group Challenges:
Yearly:
TBR Jar Challenge: 2/20 = 10%
Listopia Challenge: 4/12 = 33%
An Author's Works Challenge: 2/5 = 40%
A-Z Challenge: 9/26 = 34.6%

Other Group Challenges:
Yearly:
WRC: 2018 Bucket List: 3/12 = 25%
WRC: 18x18 Challenge: 15/64 = 23.4%

Monthly:
CCC: January Recipe of the Month: 4/4 = 100%

Ongoing:
WRC Let's Go to Disneyland: 109/119 = 91.6%
CCC 1-2-3 Challenge, Revisited: 126/210 = 60%
CCC Quilting Challenge Phase 1: 12/64 = 18.75%


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Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments 1st quarter
February reading plans


Book clubs:
Over 50 Tucker Book Club I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair
What Alice Forgot (for March)
Sagamore Hills - theme is 'award winning book' We Are Okay Michael L Printz award 2018
National Book Award 2012 - The Round House
Ambassador Book Award 2002 - Empire Falls
National Book Critics Circle Award
* 2007 - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
* 2016 - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
* 2011 - The Memory Place
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 2014 - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves


Personal challenges:
7 books for 80 book personal reading goal

Group Challenges:
Yearly:
2 books for TBR Jar Challenge (2/20) A Small Revolution, Worn Me Down
0 books for Listopia Challenge (4/12)
1 book for An Author's Works Challenge (0/5) - optional
0 books for A-Z Challenge (0/26)

Other Group Challenges:
Yearly:
0 books for WRC: 2018 Bucket List (3/12)
0 books for WRC: 18x18 Challenge (15/64)

Monthly:
9 books for WRC: Movie Night Mini Book Challenge (0/9) A Small Revolution, Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness, I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair, Vinegar Girl, Everybody's Son

Ongoing:
Wacky Reading Challenges group:
Let's Go to Disneyland (no deadline) (109/119)
Risk (no deadline) (2 books to finish)

Crazy Challenge Connection group:
Scrabble, Anyone? (no deadline) (2 books to finish Set #5)
School Days (no deadline) (4 books for next grade level)
1-2-3 Challenge, Revisited (no deadline) (126/210)
Help Me Decide (04/01/17-03/30/18) (0/5)
Quilting Challenge (no deadline) Phase 1 (12/64)
Letter by Letter (no deadline) (1/20)


message 39: by Susan C (last edited Feb 28, 2018 10:16AM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments February reading

18. A Small Revolution read 2/1/2018 ★★★☆☆
19. Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness read 2/3/2018 ★★★★☆
20. Worn Me Down read 2/3/2018 ★★★☆☆
21. Vinegar Girl read 2/5/2018 ★★☆☆☆
22. I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair read 2/5/2018 ★★★★★
23. Everybody's Son read 2/8/2018 ★★★★★
24. Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science read 2/11/2018 ★★★★☆
25. Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption read 2/15/2018 ★★★★☆
26. The Risk Pool read 2/16/2018 ★★★☆☆
27. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine read 2/19/2018 ★★★☆☆
28. On Mystic Lake read 2/20/2018 ★★★☆☆
29. An Invisible Client read 2/23/2018 ★★★☆☆
30. You read 2/25/2018 ★★★★☆
31. Retirement Without Borders: How to Retire Abroad--in Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, and Other Sunny, Foreign Places read 2/28/2018 ★★★☆☆


message 40: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11916 comments Hoping you had fun getting lost in some pages in your first month!


message 41: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Susan C wrote: "January wrap-up

Personal challenges:
80 book reading goal: 17/80 = 21.25%

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message 42: by Susan C (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments February wrap-up

Personal challenges:
80 book reading goal: 31/80 = 38.75%

Group Challenges:
Yearly:
TBR Jar Challenge: 5/20 = 25%
Listopia Challenge: 5/12 = 41.6%
An Author's Works Challenge: 2/5 = 40%
A-Z Challenge: 17/26 = 65.3%

Other Group Challenges:
Yearly:
WRC: 2018 Bucket List: 4/12 = 33%
WRC: 18x18 Challenge: 26/64 = 40.6%

Monthly:
CCC: January Recipe of the Month: 4/4 = 100%
WRC: February Movie Night Mini Book Challenge: 9/9 = 100%

Ongoing:
WRC Let's Go to Disneyland: 114/119 = 95.8%
CCC 1-2-3 Challenge, Revisited: 140/210 = 66.7%
CCC Quilting Challenge Phase 1: 22/64 = 34.3%


message 43: by Susan C (last edited Mar 14, 2018 03:29PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments 1st quarter
March reading plans


Book clubs:
Over 50 Tucker Book Club What Alice Forgot
Sagamore Hills - theme is 'award winning book' We Are Okay Michael L Printz award 2018
Barb's book club - The Underground Railroad

Personal challenges:
7 books for 80 book personal reading goal

Group Challenges:
Yearly:
2 books for TBR Jar Challenge (5/20) The Things We Wish Were True, Bloodsucking Fiends
1 books for Listopia Challenge (5/12)
1 book for An Author's Works Challenge (2/5) - optional
0 books for A-Z Challenge (17/26)

Other Group Challenges:
Yearly:
1 books for WRC: 2018 Bucket List (4/12)
0 books for WRC: 18x18 Challenge (26/64)

Monthly:
March challenge CCC: March Recipe of the Month (0/4) The Things We Wish Were True, Breakfast Tea & Bourbon

Ongoing:
Wacky Reading Challenges group:
Let's Go to Disneyland (no deadline) (114/119)
Risk (no deadline) (1 books to finish)

Crazy Challenge Connection group:
Scrabble, Anyone? (no deadline) (7 books to finish Set #6)
School Days (no deadline) (2 books for next grade level)
1-2-3 Challenge, Revisited (no deadline) (126/210)
Help Me Decide (04/01/17-03/30/18) (0/2)
Quilting Challenge (no deadline) Phase 1 (22/64)
Letter by Letter (no deadline) (3/20)


message 44: by Susan C (last edited Jul 02, 2018 06:40AM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments March reading

32. We Are Okay read 3/1/2018 ★★★★☆
33. The Things We Wish Were True read 3/2/2018 ★★★☆☆
34. The General's Niece: The Little-Known de Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France read 3/5/2018 ★★★★☆
35. Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France read 3/5/2018 ★★★☆☆
36. What Alice Forgot read 3/7/2018 (re-read) ★★★★☆
37. Breakfast Tea & Bourbon read 3/11/2018 ★★☆☆☆
38. Bloodsucking Fiends read 3/14/2018 ★★★★☆
39. Straight Man read 3/16/2018 ★★★★☆
40. Backseat Saints read 3/18/2018 ★★★☆☆
41. The Trespasser read 3/20/2018 ★★★☆☆
42. Shadow of the Lions read 3/23/2018 ★★★★☆
43. Love the One You're With read 3/25/2018 ★★★☆☆
44. Expat Women: Confessions - 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad read 3/26/2018 ★★★☆☆
45. Little Beach Street Bakery read 3/27/2018 ★★★★☆
46. A Spot of Bother read 3/30/2018 ★★★★☆


message 45: by Susan C (last edited Mar 30, 2018 12:19PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Crazy Challenge Connection group
MARCH RECIPE OF THE MONTH : SALTED CARAMEL BUTTER BARS
DURATION: March 1-31, 2018

recipe posted by Erin

Link to the Challenge

✓ Read a book with a 4-word title; all words count OR a book by an author with a 4-letter first or last name Breakfast Tea & Bourbon read 3/11/2018

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 24

INGREDIENTS
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 & ½ cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour

✓ Read a book with a 2 or 4 in the total page count; tell us how many pages OR a book set in a location that begins with a letter in CUPS; tell us the location The Things We Wish Were True 290 pages read 3/2/2018

1 (11.5 oz) jar salted caramel sauce (Smucker's Ice Cream Topping is the perfect size and available everywhere, but there are lots of brands, choose your favorite)
Sea salt
✓ Read a book whose title begins with S (disregard A, An and The) OR a book with a number in the title (six or 3 work; 4th or third do not) Shadow of the Lions read 3/23/2018

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 13x9" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil liberally with cooking spray and set aside. Do NOT skip the foil or the cooking spray, this is a very gooey cookie.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Lastly, beat in the four (4) cups of flour until a soft dough has formed (feels a bit like Playdough). Press HALF of the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Refrigerate the remaining dough.
✓ Read a book with a "soft" plot (one that could be considered "fluff"); tell us why you think this OR a book originally published in year containing ONLY odd-numbers (1939, 1795, etc.); tell us the year
Straight Man published 1997 read 3/16/2018

Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on. Pour the caramel evenly into the crust, then crumble the remaining dough on top to cover the caramel layer. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt, and remember that there's salt in the caramel sauce, too. I have made these without the salt as well.
Return to the oven and continue baking for an additional 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and the caramel is bubbly. If the middle jiggles a little bit, this is okay - it will continue to cook as it cools. Cool completely, then refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting into squares. Easiest to cut when refrigerated overnight-very sticky.

This recipe is from thedomesticrebel.com, Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel. She has some great recipes, check her out!

✓ Add a recipe to any of the threads in our Recipe Collection and post the link here. Your recipe just might be chosen as our featured recipe sometime in the future :) Maple-Glazed Chicken

5/5 Challenge completed!


message 46: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11916 comments You are doing great! Hoping March is a smashing success for you.


message 47: by Susan C (last edited Jun 25, 2018 07:52AM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Wacky Reading Challenge Group
Pick Three for Me Q2
April 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018


Link to the Challenge

It's time to sign up for our Q2 Pick 3 for Me Challenge. There will be 3 picks chosen for you but you can decide whether to read 1, 2 or all 3 books picked for you. You can choose (now or later) a level of participation.

Level 1: Read 1 of the 3 picks
Level 2: Read 2 of the 3 picks
Level 3: Read all 3 picks

A theme will be announced when the "pickers" list is posted. You will use the theme to choose the books for your assigned person.

Important Dates & Info

**March 22**
⇒ Last date to let us know you would like to participate. Include what shelf you would like us to pick from.
⇒Please make sure the shelf has 50+ books on it so the picker has choices to work with for the announced theme.
⇒If your profile is not public you will need to accept a friend request from your picker.
**March 24**
⇒The list of who you will pick for will be posted along with this quarter's "Theme".
**March 30**
⇒Please have your picks chosen and posted by this date.

This Quarter's Theme: Women Authors

Picked by Banshee

What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley read 4/15/2018
Lilac Girls read 6/19/2018
The Bride's House read 4/29/2018

3/3 Challenge completed! 6/19/2018


message 48: by Susan C (last edited Dec 24, 2018 06:48AM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments Crazy Challenge Connection group
HELP ME DECIDE CHALLENGE
DURATION: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019


Link to the Challenge

Please use this shelf: Pick 4 Me book shelf

Round 1: Apr 14 - picked by Suzanne
Beartown read 4/22/2018
Also recommended: Artemis, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

Round 2: Apr 28 - picked by Taleisin
Mislaid read 5/3/2018
Also recommended: The Hate U Give, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Lilac Girls

Round 3: May 12 - picked by Agnieszka
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore read 5/18/2018
Also recommended: Lilac Girls, A Dog's Way Home, The Hate U Give

Round 4: May 26 - picked by Allison Ann
The Great Westward Walk: From the Front Door to the End of the Earth read 6/17/2018
Also recommended: Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, We Are Unprepared

Round 5: Jun 9 - picked by Amelia
A Southern Girl read 6/25/2018
Also recommended: A Dog's Way Home, What Was Mine

Round 6: Jun 23 - picked by Barb
Double Feature read 7/7/2018
Also recommended: My Name is Mary Sutter, The Hate U Give

Round 7: Jul 7 - picked by Bonita
The Hate U Give read 8/2/2018
Also recommended: Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family, The Boo, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Round 8: Jul 21 - picked by Carrie
Second Chance Summer read 8/3/2018
Also recommended: Artemis, Yankee Doodle Dead, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Round 9: Aug 4 - picked by Chaitra
The Leavers read 8/17/2018
Also recommended: Night Film, Janesville: An American Story, Artemis

Round 10: Aug 18 - picked by Claire
My Exaggerated Life: Pat Conroy read 8/24/2018
Also recommended: A Column of Fire, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Round 11: Sep 1 - picked by Connie
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other DNF
Forgotten read 9/16/2018
Also recommended: A Dog's Way Home, Dream Man

Round 12: Sep 15 - picked by Gina
Gods in Alabama read 9/20/2018
Also recommended: Only Love Can Break Your Heart read 10/3/2018
The Life Lucy Knew read 10/1/2018
Janesville: An American Story read 9/30/2018

Round 13: Sep 29 - picked by Helen
Yankee Doodle Dead read 10/14/2018
Also recommended: Us Against You, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, A Dog's Way Home

Round 14: Oct 13 - picked by Jennifer
Belong to Me read 10/24/2018
Also recommended: Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, The Cage-maker

Round 15: Oct 27 - picked by Jimena
Us Against You read 11/1/2018
Also recommended: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, A Column of Fire

Round 16: Nov 10 - picked by Joanne
Fear: Trump in the White House read 11/19/2018
The Daily Show: An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests 11/20/2018
Also recommended: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, The Dead Fathers Club

Round 17: Nov 24 - picked by Sunshine
Last Night at the Blue Angel read 12/9/2018
Also recommended: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, Love Water Memory

Round 18: Dec 8 - picked by Karen
Crazy Little Thing read 12/13/2018
Also recommended: Celebrities for Breakfast - a romantic comedy, White Rose, Black Forest, My Losing Season: A Memoir

Round 19: Dec 22 - picked by Karin
Visitation Street
Also recommended: Stella Bain, Stillhouse Lake

Round 20: Jan 5 - post your suggestions by Jan 8
Round 21: Jan 19 - post your suggestions by Jan 22
Round 22: Feb 2 - post your suggestions by Feb 5
Round 23: Feb 16 - post your suggestions by Feb 19
Round 24: Mar 2 - post your suggestions by Mar 5
Round 25: Mar 16 - post your suggestions by Mar 19
Round 26: Mar 30 - post your suggestions by Apr 2


message 49: by Susan C (last edited Mar 31, 2018 01:09PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments March wrap-up

Personal challenges:
80 book reading goal: 46/80 = 57.5%

Group Challenges:
Yearly:
TBR Jar Challenge: 8/20 = 40%
Listopia Challenge: 7/12 = 48.3%
An Author's Works Challenge: 3/5 = 60%
A-Z Challenge: 19/26 = 73%

Other Group Challenges:
Yearly:
WRC: 2018 Bucket List: 5/12 = 41.7%
WRC: 18x18 Challenge: 41/64 = 64%

Monthly:
CCC: January Recipe of the Month: 4/4 = 100%
WRC: February Movie Night Mini Book Challenge: 9/9 = 100%
CCC: March Recipe of the Month: 5/5 = 100%

Ongoing:
WRC Let's Go to Disneyland: 114/119 = 95.8%
CCC 1-2-3 Challenge, Revisited: 155/210 = 73.8%
CCC Quilting Challenge Phase 1: 33/64 = 51.6%


message 50: by Susan C (last edited Apr 20, 2018 07:29AM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments 2nd quarter
April reading plans


Book clubs:
Over 50 Tucker Book Club Little Fires Everywhere
Sagamore Hills - theme is 'remarkable woman' The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
Monday book club - A Gentleman in Moscow

Personal challenges:
7 books for 80 book personal reading goal

Group Challenges:
Yearly:
1 books for TBR Jar Challenge (8/20) The Hidden Light of Northern Fires
1 books for Listopia Challenge (7/12) Beach Music
1 book for An Author's Works Challenge (3/5) - optional
0 books for A-Z Challenge (19/26)

Other Group Challenges:
Yearly:
1 books for WRC: 2018 Bucket List (5/12) What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley
0 books for WRC: 18x18 Challenge (41/64)

Quarterly:
1 book for WRC Pick Three for Me Q2 (0/3) What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley

Monthly:
WRC April 2018 Word Search

Ongoing:
Wacky Reading Challenges group:
2 books for Let's Go to Disneyland (no deadline) (114/119) A Reliable Wife, Ripper

Crazy Challenge Connection group:
1 book for Scrabble, Anyone? (no deadline) (7 books to finish Set #6) The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
1 book for School Days (no deadline) (3 books for next grade level) Little Fires Everywhere
0 books for 1-2-3 Challenge, Revisited (no deadline) (155/210)
0 books for Quilting Challenge (no deadline) Phase 1 (33/64)
1 book for Letter by Letter (no deadline) (5/20) Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America


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