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message 1: by JoAnne (last edited Jan 27, 2018 04:27AM) (new)

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January's National Trivia Day
Duration:
January 1 - January 31, 2018

LEVELS
Details: 1-6 tasks
Reports: 7-15 tasks

TASKS
1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight.
📣 Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.

2. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.
📣 Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.

3. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
📣 Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.

4. Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" was penned by beloved children's author Shel Silverstein.
📣 Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.

5. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State.
📣 Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

6. Carly Simon's dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster. He co-founded the company.
📣 Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. At Fatburger, you can order a "Hypocrite"—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.
📣 Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.

8. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh privateer who later became an Admiral in the British Royal Navy.
📣 Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.

9. The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.
📣 Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. The German word kummerspeck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
📣 Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. The term "lawn mullet" refers to a neatly manicured front yard with an unmowed mess in the back.
📣 Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

12. In 1983, before Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, a reporter asked, "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?"
📣 Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.

13. The 1975 Dictionary of American Slang defines "happy cabbage" as money to be spent "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things."
📣 Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" OR by an American author.

14. Hawaiian Punch was originally developed in 1934 as a tropical flavored ice cream topping and customers later discovered that it made an appealing drink when mixed with water.
📣 Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

15. Hallmark now sells a line of "encouragement" cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
📣 Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.

Challenge Rules
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
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*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*Please update your original post as you go.

*When you have finished, please re-post your whole challenge as a new message and MARK AS FINISHED or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

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Info from: http://mentalfloss.com/article/29639/...


message 2: by JoAnne (last edited Feb 06, 2018 03:57AM) (new)

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Participants:

Agnieszka FINISHED

Barbara ★ FINISHED

Claire FINISHED

Cindy III

Debbie FINISHED

Debs

Emelie

Erin FINISHED

Hannah FINISHED

Joann FINISHED

JoAnne FINISHED

Karen ♐ FINISHED

Kat FINISHED

Katherine

Kay FINISHED

Lily

Lisa FINISHED

Maria FINISHED

Mave

Melanie FINISHED

Rina FINISHED

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl)

Sandra FINISHED

Suzanne


message 3: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 05, 2018 10:37PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2686 comments I'm in for Details: 1-6 tasks

READ: 10/6

✔️1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight.
📣 Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.
The White Mary - Kira Salak 1/18
The White Mary by Kira Salak

✔️2. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.
📣 Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.
Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
Murder on the Aloha Express (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #2) by Sally J. Smith

✔️5. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State.
📣 Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.
Silent Child - Sarah Denzil 1/25
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

✔️7. At Fatburger, you can order a "Hypocrite"—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.
📣 Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.
Friday's Harbor - Diane Hammond 1/24
(a hearty breakfast of French toast, bacon and jam), p158
Friday's Harbor by Diane Hammond

✔️8. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh privateer who later became an Admiral in the British Royal Navy.
📣 Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall - Diana Gabaldon 1/14
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon

✔️9. The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.
📣 Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.
Bowled Over - Kasey Michaels 1/8
Bowled Over (Maggie Kelly Mystery, #6) by Kasey Michaels

✔️10. The German word kummerspeck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
📣 Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.
The Knowing - Larriane Wills 1/26
The Knowing by Larriane, Wills

✔️11. The term "lawn mullet" refers to a neatly manicured front yard with an unmowed mess in the back.
📣 Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".
Lucifer - Ava Martell 1/8
Lucifer (Fire From Heaven #1) by Ava Martell

✔️12. In 1983, before Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, a reporter asked, "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?"
📣 Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.
Hunt the Darkness - Alexandra Ivy (Sally Grace) 1/4
Hunt the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #11) by Alexandra Ivy

✔️14. Hawaiian Punch was originally developed in 1934 as a tropical flavored ice cream topping and customers later discovered that it made an appealing drink when mixed with water.
📣 Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.
Charming - Elliott James (hero is a bartender) 1/10
Charming (Pax Arcana, #1) by Elliott James

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Barbara!


message 5: by JoAnne (last edited Jan 30, 2018 12:56PM) (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
January's National Trivia Day
13/7-15 tasks

TASKS:

1. Read a book with a green cover.
Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do (Jesse Stone, #12) by Michael Brandman Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do Michael Brandman 1/21/18

2. Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.

3. Read a book where someone gets buried.
Rattlesnake Crossing J.A. Jance 1/26/18

4. Read a book with a character named John.
The Escape David Baldacci 1/7/18

5. Read a book that cost $5 or less.
Tap Left A. Zavarelli 1/8/18

6. Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.
I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons Kevin Hart 1/28/18

7. Read a book where bacon is eaten.
The Curse of Tenth Grave Darynda Jones 1/20/18 p 75 I made bacon and eggs as she packed her things.

8. Read a book with a character that is British.
Strangers Paul Finch 1/14/18

9. Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas.
Yesternight Cat Winters 1/8/18

10. Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. Read a book with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".
The Lullaby Girl Loreth Anne White 1/23/18

12. Read a book with a female character whose last name begins with a R.
Bronwyn Rojas One of Us Is Lying Karen M. McManus 1/22/18

13. Read a book by an American author.
Full Package Lauren Blakely 1/12/18

14. Read a book where characters eat ice cream.
His Cowboy Heart Jennifer Ryan 1/3/18 Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch

15. Read a book where the title has 13 letters - may be several words.
Menage A Cowboy Jenny Klaire 1/4/18


message 6: by Kat (last edited Jan 26, 2018 05:10PM) (new)

Kat I'm in for Details: 1-6 tasks

January's National Trivia Day

6/6 tasks

TASKS:
1. a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.

✔ 2. 3 colors on the cover ... The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 1/12/18 (orange yellow red)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

3. someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.

4. a character named John or Cash OR by Shel Silverstein.

5. two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

✔ 6. published by Simon and Schuster. It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree by A.J. Jacobs 1/21/18

✔7. a character that is a vegetarian/vegan ... The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot 1/15/18

✔ 8. a character that is British ... Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 1/11/18

9. the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

✔ 10. ... title that begins or ends with a K. Julie's Wolf Pack by Jean Craighead George 1/26/18

11. a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

12. a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.

✔13. ... by an American author. Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot 1/18/18

14. characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

15. a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.


message 7: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Kat!


message 8: by Melanie (last edited Jan 30, 2018 11:20PM) (new)

Melanie I will aim for 6 so Details level.

January's National Trivia Day
Duration:
January 1 - January 31, 2018

LEVELS
Details: 1-6 tasks
Reports: 7-15 tasks

Tasks complete: 5

TASKS
1. Read a book with a green cover.
Dragonfly In Amber (Outlander, #2) by Diana Gabaldon Dragonfly In Amber - Diana Gabaldon - 1/31/2018

2. Read a book with 3 colors on the cover
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Cinder - Marissa Meyer - 1/5/2018
How it fits: Cover has red, blue, black, white and cream.

3. Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.

4. Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.

5. Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

6. Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.

8. Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.

9. Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. Read a book with a title that begins or ends with a K.
The Shack by William Paul Young The Shack - William Paul Young - 1/15/2018

11. Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

12. Read a book with a female character whose first name begins with a S
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran Cleopatra's Daughter - Michelle Moran - 1/13/2018
How it fits: MC is Selene.

13. Read a book by an American author.
The Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #29) by Michael Connelly The Late Show - Michael Connelly - 1/12/2018
How it fits: Author Michael Connelly is American.

14. Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

15. Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.


message 9: by Debbie (last edited Jan 31, 2018 12:22PM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 386 comments Details: 7-15 tasks

7/15 tasks

TASKS:
1. Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.

2. Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.

3. Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.

4. Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.

5. Read a book that cost $5 or less. Desperate Housedogs by Sparkle Abbey 1/30/18
Desperate Housedogs (Pampered Pets Mystery #1) by Sparkle Abbey

6. Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan Please gives us the sentence and page/location #. Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson 1/19/18 page 64...she knows that Julian is a vegetarian
Dying for Chocolate (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #2) by Diane Mott Davidson

8. Read a book with a character that is British Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton 1/1/18
Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #6) by Nancy Atherton

9. Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

12. Read a book with a female character whose last name begins with a R....Cara Rutledge....Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe 1/9/18
Beach House for Rent (The Beach House, #4) by Mary Alice Monroe

13. Read a book by an American author.Sour Apples by Sheila Connolly 1/27/18
Sour Apples (Orchard, #6) by Sheila Connolly

14. Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks. Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen 1/18/18
Shattered Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen

15. Read a book where the title has 13 letters - may be several words. The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King 1/4/18
The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King


message 10: by Hannah (last edited Feb 02, 2018 11:28PM) (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 299 comments I'm in!

1. Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.
Train: The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert 1/20/18

2. Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.
My Soul Sings (Sweet Sanctuary #2) by Kim Vogel Sawyer (WW2) 1/1/18

3. Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.
Oath of Honor (Blue Justice #1) by Lynette Eason Burial of fallen officer 1/8/18

4. Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.
Named John: The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories by Elisabeth Grace Foley 1/30/18

5. Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.
The Promise of Breeze Hill (Natchez Trace, #1) by Pam Hillman (book was free) 1/7/18

6. Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.

8. Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.
Queen's Folly by Stanley J. Weyman Captain George Dunstan is in the British Navy. 1/2/17

9. Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.
Christmas Ranch Rescue (Wrangler's Corner #5) by Lynette Eason 1/25/18

10. Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.
Kill Shot (White Knights #2) by Susan Sleeman 1/31/18

11. Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

12. Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.
The View from Rainshadow Bay (Lavender Tides #1) by Colleen Coble FMC's name is Shauna 1/2/18

13. Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" OR by an American author.
American author: The Oldest Flame (Mrs. Meade Mystery, #3) by Elisabeth Grace Foley 1/20/18

14. Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.
Drinks: A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay 1/10/18

15. Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.
The Birthright Title has thirteen letters and MC also loses his job as a farmer when he is cheated out of his land. 1/5/18


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JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Melanie, Debbie and Hannah!


message 12: by Sandra (last edited Jan 27, 2018 04:27PM) (new)

Sandra | 1009 comments I'm in!
Details 1-6 tasks.

1. green cover - Retribution - Sherrilyn Kenyon - 10 JAN
2. 3 colors on the cover - Mr. Mysterious - J.A. Huss - 10 JAN
5. cost $5 or less - Promise to Marry - Jessica Wood - 7 JAN
8. British character - The Fiery Cross - Diana Gabaldon - 27 JAN
11. author's initials in "lawn mullet" - Season of the Witch - Addison Moore - 12 JAN
13. American author - Dead Man's Diamonds - A.R. Winters - 13 JAN

Retribution (Dark-Hunter, #19) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Mr. Mysterious (Mister, #4) by J.A. Huss Promise to Marry (Promises, #1) by Jessica Wood The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon Season of the Witch (Celestra #0.5) by Addison Moore Dead Man's Diamonds (Piece of Cake Mysteries, #1) by A.R. Winters


message 13: by Erin (last edited Jan 23, 2018 11:51AM) (new)

Erin | 467 comments Completed 1/23/18

January's National Trivia Day
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2018

LEVELS
Reports: 7-15 tasks

11/11 books read

TASKS
1. Read a book with a green cover Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb, read 1/2/18
Concealed in Death (In Death, #38) by J.D. Robb .

2. Read a book with 3 colors on the cover. Find Me by Carol O'Connell, read 1/3/18
Find Me (Kathleen Mallory, #9) by Carol O'Connell

3. Read a book published in 2008. The Englor Affair by J.L. Langley, published November 2008, read 1/16/18

5. Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title. Ben and Shiloh by John Inman, read 1/23/18

6. Read a book published by Simon and Schuster. The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn, read 1/20/18

7. Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan. The Long and Winding Road by T.J. Klune, the Kid is a vegan (favorite Tshirt is "Meat is Murder") Read 1/18/18

9. Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas. Cowboy Christmas by Stormy Glenn, read 1/8/18

10. Read a book with a title that begins or ends with a K. Omega Twink by Judith Shale, read 1/19/18

11. Read a book with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet". Pierce's Choice by Lynn Tyler, read 1/10/18

13. Read a book by an American author. Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb, read 1/4/18

15. Read a book where the title has 13 letters - may be several words. The Unleashing by Shelley Laurenston, read 1/16/18


message 14: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Sandra and Erin!


message 15: by Joann (last edited Jan 31, 2018 07:27AM) (new)

Joann | 1286 comments managed to get 9 done

TASKS
1. 📣 Read a book with a title that has a vacation word in the title. Lonely Planet Great Britain's Best Trips - 1/16/18

2. 📣 Read a book with 3 colors on the cover Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5) by Alan Bradley - Alan Bradley - 1/23/18 -

3. 📣 Read a book where someone gets buried The Lightkeeper's Daughters - Jean Pendziwol - 1/12/18

5. 📣 Read a book that cost $5 or less. Fairchild - Jaima Fixsen - 1/10/18 - free ebook

7. 📣 Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan The Distant Hours - Kate Morton - 1/6/17

8. 📣 Read a book with a character that is British Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected - Emily Brightwell - 1/8/17

10. 📣 Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating Hardcore Twenty-Four - Evanovich - 1/2/17

13. 📣 Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" Maybe in Another Life - Taylor Jenkins Reid - 1/19/18

15. 📣 Read a book where the title has 13 letters - may be several words Island of Bones - Imogen Robertson - 1/31/18


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JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Joann!


message 17: by Rina (last edited Jan 31, 2018 02:23AM) (new)

Rina | 1084 comments January's National Trivia Day
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2018

Progress: 7

LEVEL:
Reports: 7-15 tasks

TASKS
✔1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight.
📣 Read a book with a green cover.
The Burning Page, Genevieve Cogman, 27.01.2018
The Burning Page (The Invisible Library, #3) by Genevieve Cogman

2. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.
📣 Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.

✔3. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
📣 Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.
The Bone Collector, Jeffery Deaver, 08.01.2018 - the first victim is buried alive.

4. Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" was penned by beloved children's author Shel Silverstein.
📣 Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.

5. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State.
📣 Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

6. Carly Simon's dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster. He co-founded the company.
📣 Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

✔7. At Fatburger, you can order a "Hypocrite"—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.
📣 Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.
Ill Wind, Rachel Caine, 19.01.2018 - "I ordered a large pecan waffle with powdered sugar and crispy bacon.", p. 130

✔8. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh privateer who later became an Admiral in the British Royal Navy.
📣 Read a book with a character that is British.
The Girl In The Ice, Robert Bryndza, 22.01.2018 - set in London, so all characters are British.

9. The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.
📣 Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. The German word kummerspeck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
📣 Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. The term "lawn mullet" refers to a neatly manicured front yard with an unmowed mess in the back.
📣 Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

✔12. In 1983, before Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, a reporter asked, "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?"
📣 Read a book with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.
Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris, 30.01.2018 - MC is Sookie Stackhouse.

✔13. The 1975 Dictionary of American Slang defines "happy cabbage" as money to be spent "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things."
📣 Read a book by an American author.
First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones, 23.01.2018

14. Hawaiian Punch was originally developed in 1934 as a tropical flavored ice cream topping and customers later discovered that it made an appealing drink when mixed with water.
📣 Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

✔15. Hallmark now sells a line of "encouragement" cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
📣 Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.
After the Crash, Michel Bussi, 04.01.2018 - Title has 13 letters.


message 18: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Rina!


message 19: by Lily (last edited Jan 30, 2018 12:18PM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 122 comments * For each book post link to the book & author, and cover if related to task. * No page minimum. Reports: 7-15 tasks *


10/10 - finished Jan 22nd

📣 Read a book with a green cover... Dead Man and the Army of Frogs by Lou Harper - 1/22 - 3.5★
Dead Man and the Army of Frogs (Dead Man #2) by Lou Harper
📣 Read a book with 3 colors on the cover... The Consumption of Magic by T.J. Klune - 1/11 - 5★
The Consumption of Magic (Tales From Verania, #3) by T.J. Klune
📣 Read a book published in 2008... Flipping Out by Anah Crow - 1/2 - 3★
📣 Read a book that cost $5 or less ($3.99)... The Alpha Prince by Victoria Sue - 1/6 - 5★
📣 Read a book with a character that is British... Played! by J.L. Merrow - 1/4 - 3.5★
📣 Read a book where the MCs celebrate Christmas... Christmas Outing by A.E. Wasp - 1/5 - 4★
📣 Read a book with a title that begins with a K... Kidnapped by the Pirate by Keira Andrews - 1/7 - 5★
📣 Read a book with author's initials found in "lawn mullet"... Trick-or-Treat by May Archer - 1/2 - 3★
📣 Read a book by an American author... Loving Hector by John Inman - 1/21 - 3.5★
📣 Read a book where the title has 13 letters... Licorice Whips by Sean Michael - 1/16 - 3★


message 20: by Karen ♐ (last edited Feb 01, 2018 03:56PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 939 comments January's National Trivia Day
January 1 - January 31
9 tasks


TASKS:
1. Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.

2. Read a book with 3 colors on the cover - Shattered Helen Hardt - 1/8
Shattered (Steel Brothers Saga, #7) by Helen Hardt

3. Read a book where someone gets buried - Nothing on Earth & Nothing in Heaven Susan Fanetti - 1/23
Nothing on Earth & Nothing in Heaven by Susan Fanetti

4. Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.

5. Read a book that cost $5 or less. - Desire After Dark Marie Force - 1/3
Desire After Dark (Gansett Island Series #15) by Marie Force

6. Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. Read a book where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #. - Pg 309 - Mum puts our bacon and eggs on the countertop. - Stanton Unconditional T.L. Swan - 1/25
Stanton Unconditional (Stanton, #2) by T.L. Swan

8. Read a book with a character that is in the Navy of any country. - Navy Seal - Code of Silence Marliss Melton - 1/3
Code of Silence (Seal Team 12, #7.5) by Marliss Melton

9. Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas - Memory in Death J.D. Robb - 1/12
Memory in Death (In Death, #22) by J.D. Robb

10. Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. Read a book with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet". - Unteachable Elliot Wake - 1/30
Unteachable by Elliot Wake

12. Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.

13. Read a book by an American author. - Defiant Queen Meghan March - 1/6
Defiant Queen (Mount Trilogy, #2) by Meghan March

14. Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

15. Read a book where the title has 13 letters - may be several words. - Dancing on Coals Ellen O'Connell - 1/14
Dancing on Coals by Ellen O'Connell


message 21: by Emeli (new)

Emeli Webb | 326 comments My spot

TASKS
1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight.
📣 Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.

2. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.
📣 Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.

3. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
📣 Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.

4. Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" was penned by beloved children's author Shel Silverstein.
📣 Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.

5. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State.
📣 Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

6. Carly Simon's dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster. He co-founded the company.
📣 Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. At Fatburger, you can order a "Hypocrite"—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.
📣 Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.

8. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh privateer who later became an Admiral in the British Royal Navy.
📣 Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.

9. The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.
📣 Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. The German word kummerspeck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
📣 Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. The term "lawn mullet" refers to a neatly manicured front yard with an unmowed mess in the back.
📣 Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

12. In 1983, before Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, a reporter asked, "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?"
📣 Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.

13. The 1975 Dictionary of American Slang defines "happy cabbage" as money to be spent "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things."
📣 Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" OR by an American author.

14. Hawaiian Punch was originally developed in 1934 as a tropical flavored ice cream topping and customers later discovered that it made an appealing drink when mixed with water.
📣 Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

15. Hallmark now sells a line of "encouragement" cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
📣 Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several


message 22: by Cindy III (last edited Jan 14, 2018 06:22PM) (new)

Cindy III | 342 comments January's National Trivia Day
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2018
LEVEL: Details: 1-6 tasks

TASKS
1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight.
📣 Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.

2. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.
📣 Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.

3. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
📣 Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.

4. Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" was penned by beloved children's author Shel Silverstein.
📣 Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.

5. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State.
📣 Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

6. Carly Simon's dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster. He co-founded the company.
📣 Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. At Fatburger, you can order a "Hypocrite"—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.
📣 Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.

8. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh privateer who later became an Admiral in the British Royal Navy.
📣 Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.

9. The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.
📣 Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. The German word kummerspeck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
📣 Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. The term "lawn mullet" refers to a neatly manicured front yard with an unmowed mess in the back.
📣 Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

12. In 1983, before Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, a reporter asked, "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?"
📣 Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.

13. The 1975 Dictionary of American Slang defines "happy cabbage" as money to be spent "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things."
📣 Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" OR by an American author.

14. Hawaiian Punch was originally developed in 1934 as a tropical flavored ice cream topping and customers later discovered that it made an appealing drink when mixed with water.
📣 Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

15. Hallmark now sells a line of "encouragement" cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
📣 Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.


message 23: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Lily, Karen, Emelie and Cindy!


message 24: by Kay (last edited Feb 04, 2018 12:03PM) (new)

Kay M (angeleyes003) | 485 comments January's National Trivia Day
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2018
Chosen Level: Reports: 7-15 tasks
Completed tasks so far: 8

TASKS

2. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.
📣 Read a book with 3 colors on the cover.
A Thousand Fiendish Angels: Stories Inspired By Dante's Inferno by J.F. Penn (13/1/18) - Has the colours red, green and blue on the cover

3. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
📣 Read a book where someone gets buried.
Keeper of the Peace by Jennifer Malone Wright (6/1/18) - Two bad guys gets shot and then buried in the Estmond graveyard.

5. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State.
📣 Read a book that cost $5 or less.
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence (27/1/18) - Cost me 99p in a charity shop.


7. At Fatburger, you can order a "Hypocrite"—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.
📣 Read a book where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.
Fat Chance by Nick Spalding (18/1/18) - "I may have been loving every minute of eating bacon and eggs for breakfast, but my stomach lining was not having such a good time with all that acid I was dumping into it." (page 239)

8. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh privateer who later became an Admiral in the British Royal Navy.
📣 Read a book with a character that is British
Z-Minus I by Perrin Briar (16/1/18) - The main male character is British and it's set in England.

10. The German word kummerspeck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
📣 Read a book with a title that begins or ends with a K.
Keeper vs. Reaper by Jennifer Malone Wright (9/1/18) - Title begins with K.

12. In 1983, before Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, a reporter asked, "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?"
📣 Read a book with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber (14/1/18) - Main female character is called Scarlett.

13. The 1975 Dictionary of American Slang defines "happy cabbage" as money to be spent "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things."
📣 Read a book by an American author.
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (7/1/18)

15. Hallmark now sells a line of "encouragement" cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
📣 Read a book where the title has 13 letters - may be several words.
Halo: Blood Line by Fred Van Lente (2/1/18) - Has exactly 13 letters.

A Thousand Fiendish Angels Stories Inspired By Dante's Inferno by J.F. Penn Keeper of the Peace (Graveyard Guardians, #2) by Jennifer Malone Wright Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence Fat Chance by Nick Spalding Z-Minus I by Perrin Briar Keeper vs. Reaper (Graveyard Guardians, #1) by Jennifer Malone Wright Caraval (Caraval, #1) by Stephanie Garber Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #1) by Mark Lawrence Halo Blood Line by Fred Van Lente


message 25: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Kay!


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 183 comments January's National Trivia Day
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2018

LEVELS
Details: 1-6 tasks
Reports: 7-15 tasks

TASKS
1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight.
📣 Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.

2. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.
📣 Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.

3. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
📣 Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.

4. Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" was penned by beloved children's author Shel Silverstein.
📣 Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.

5. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State.
📣 Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

6. Carly Simon's dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster. He co-founded the company.
📣 Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. At Fatburger, you can order a "Hypocrite"—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.
📣 Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.

8. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh privateer who later became an Admiral in the British Royal Navy.
📣 Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.

9. The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.
📣 Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. The German word kummerspeck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
📣 Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. The term "lawn mullet" refers to a neatly manicured front yard with an unmowed mess in the back.
📣 Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

12. In 1983, before Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, a reporter asked, "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?"
📣 Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.

13. The 1975 Dictionary of American Slang defines "happy cabbage" as money to be spent "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things."
📣 Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" OR by an American author.

14. Hawaiian Punch was originally developed in 1934 as a tropical flavored ice cream topping and customers later discovered that it made an appealing drink when mixed with water.
📣 Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

15. Hallmark now sells a line of "encouragement" cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
📣 Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.


message 27: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Sallie!


message 28: by Maria (last edited Jan 30, 2018 11:14PM) (new)

Maria (milg) | 32 comments I'm in for Report (7-15)
Okey DONE!
READ 8/8

📣 Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.
Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde 31/01
📣 Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.
A Light in the Attic 1/26 (This was so good!)
📣 Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.
In Flight (2.99$ the kindle edition) 1/05
📣 Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.
Lola and the Boy Next Door 1/20 (Lola is a vegetarian)
📣 Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.
The Voyage Out
📣 Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.
“She’s just a whore” - said by the protagonist (Monty) (I’m listening to the audiobook is said around 2h 3m)
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue 1/06
📣 Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" OR by an American author.
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies 1/02
📣 Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.
Letters from Father Christmas 1/19
📣 Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.
Prince Caspian 1/11 I loved this book so much! Made me cry.

COVERS
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer Go Down Together The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff Guinn Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein In Flight (Up in the Air, #1) by R.K. Lilley Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) by Stephanie Perkins The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1) by Mackenzi Lee Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) by C.S. Lewis


message 29: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Maria!


message 30: by Katherine (last edited Jan 29, 2018 07:43AM) (new)

Katherine | 220 comments January's National Trivia Day

1. Read a book with a green cover.
2. Read a book with 3 colors on the cover.
3. Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.
4. Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.
5. Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.
6. Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.
8. Read a book with a character that is British.
9. Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

12. Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.

13. Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" OR by an American author.

14. Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

15. Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.


message 31: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Katherine!


message 32: by Maria (new)

Maria (milg) | 32 comments JoAnne wrote: "Welcome Sallie!"

Thanks!! Hope I can do it


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JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Maria wrote: "JoAnne wrote: "Welcome Sallie!"

Thanks!! Hope I can do it"


If you don't get at least 7 books read, you'll get the other badge.


message 34: by Mave (new)

Mave | 186 comments January's National Trivia Day
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2018
LEVEL: Details: 1-6 tasks
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TASKS
1. Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.

2. Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.

3. Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.

4. Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.

5. Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

6. Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.

8. Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.

9. Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

12. Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.

13. Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" OR by an American author.

14. Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

15. Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.


message 35: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Mave!


message 36: by Debs (last edited Jan 09, 2018 08:00AM) (new)

Debs (3xmum) | 135 comments TASKS:
1. Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.

2. Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.

3. Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.

4. Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.
Picoult, Jodi Nineteen Minutes p 455 finished 8.1.18 Character called John (one of the children affected by the shooting at the school)

5. Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

6. Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.
G J Walker-Smith Silk Queen 96 pages Finished 3/1/18 they eat bacon “Mam usually puts my tea in the oven if I'm out late. She's mad so she didn't do that tonight. I don't care.I made a bacon butty" page 21.Read in ebook https://play.google.com/store/books...

8. Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.
Giovanna Fletcher Some kind of Wonderful 389 pages Finished on 2/1/18 Character is from Essex, a county in England making her British

9. Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

12. Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.

13. Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" OR by an American author.
Fforde, Katie The Christmas Stocking and other stories pp432 Finished 9.1.18 In the last story, the Christmas Fairy, Ella takes a suitcase full of activities for the family and herself including Christmas decorations,games for the beach, even stuff to light a fire on the beach.

14. Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

15. Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.


message 37: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Debs!


message 38: by Lisa (last edited Jan 27, 2018 03:21AM) (new)

Lisa (lisa3718) | 93 comments TASKS
1. Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.
Terminal (Tunnels, #6) by Roderick Gordon
Terminal By Roderick Gordon and Brian WIlliams
Finished 1/5/18
The cover is all shades of green


2. Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The Girl Who Drank the Moonby Kelly Barnhill
Red, white, blue
Finished 1/14/18

3. Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Leisel's brother is buried in the beginning

4.Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.
Fight Game (Fight Game, #1) by Kate Wild
Fight Game by Kate Wild
Johnny Sparrow

5. Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

6. Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.

8. Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.
Spiral (Tunnels, #5) by Roderick Gordon
Spiral by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
Finished 1/8/18
The book takes place in London and the surrounding areas where the characters are from

9. Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

12. Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!)
"Cut him like a meatloaf! It's like the same thing!"
The Adventure Begins by Richard Ashley Hamilton
The Adventure Begins (Trollhunters #1) by Richard Ashley Hamilton 1/26/18

13. Read a book by an American author.
Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
Last Day on Mars (Chronicle of the Dark Star, #1) by Kevin Emerson 1/28/18

14. Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.
The 3rd Woman by Jonathan Freedland
There is a get together at a club where multiple characters drink mix drinks as well as various places in the book.
The 3rd Woman by Jonathan Freedland

15. Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson
The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson


message 39: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Lisa!

Be sure to add the authors and the dates when you've finished books. 😊


message 40: by Claire (last edited Jan 29, 2018 06:35AM) (new)

Claire  | 285 comments trivia sign

January's National Trivia Day
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2018
11/15
LEVELS
Details: 1-6 tasks
Reports: 7-15 tasks

TASKS
✔1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight.
📣 Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.The Magician's Nephew The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis
Pages: 318 p.Date read: 13/1/2018 Rating:4 stars

✔2. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.
📣 Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II.
I Have Lived a Thousand Years I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia E. Bitton-Jackson Livia E. Bitton-Jackson 234 p. read: 25/1/2018 Rating: 3 stars

✔3. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
📣 Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.
April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America by Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson
307 p. Read:14/1/2018

4. Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" was penned by beloved children's author Shel Silverstein.
📣 Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.

✔5. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State.
📣 Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.
The First Man in Rome The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome) by Colleen McCullough Colleen McCullough
Pages:1154 p.Date read: 18/1/2018 Rating:4 stars
Got it with a subscription

6. Carly Simon's dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster. He co-founded the company.
📣 Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. At Fatburger, you can order a "Hypocrite"—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.
📣 Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.

✔8. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh privateer who later became an Admiral in the British Royal Navy.
📣 Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.
The Tudor Vendetta The Tudor Vendetta (The Spymaster Chronicles, #3) by C.W. Gortner C.W. Gortner
Pages:352 p. Read:19/1/2018 Rating:3 stars
Most characters are British, most of all Queen Elizabeth

9. The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.
📣 Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

✔10. The German word kummerspeck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
📣 Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders (Kitty Peck, #1) by Kate Griffin
Pages: 368 p. Date read:13/1/2018 Rating:3 stars

✔11. The term "lawn mullet" refers to a neatly manicured front yard with an unmowed mess in the back.
📣 Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".
The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People The Little Book of Lykke The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People by Meik Wiking Meik Wiking
Pages:288 p. Date read: 11/1/2018 Rating:4 stars
Initials MW

✔12. In 1983, before Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, a reporter asked, "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?"
📣 Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.
Killing Cupid Killing Cupid by Louise Voss Louise VossMark Edwards
Pages: 369 p. Date read:12/1/2018 Rating:2 stars
Name: Shioban

✔13. The 1975 Dictionary of American Slang defines "happy cabbage" as money to be spent "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things."
📣 Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" OR by an American author.
Norse Mythology Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Neil Gaimanpares:304 p.
Pages:304 p. Date reead:12/1/2018 Rating:4 stars

✔14. Hawaiian Punch was originally developed in 1934 as a tropical flavored ice cream topping and customers later discovered that it made an appealing drink when mixed with water.
📣 Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.
A Pocket Full of Rye A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple #7) by Agatha Christie Agatha Christie
Pages: 227 p. Date read:9/1/2018 Rating:4 stars
They’re even mixing drinks with poison

✔15. Hallmark now sells a line of "encouragement" cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
📣 Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.
The Plot Against America The Plot Against America by Philip Roth Philip Roth
Pages:391 p. Date read: 23/1/2018 Rating:4 stars
Characters lose jobs or get placed into another regio

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Welcome Claire!


message 42: by Suzanne (last edited Jan 24, 2018 02:41PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1957 comments The Lost Challenges
January's National Trivia Day
Duration:
January 1 - January 31, 2018

Progress: 7 out of 15
LEVELS
Details: 1-6 tasks
Reports: 7-15 tasks

TASKS

1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight.
📣 Read a book with a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title:
The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham - *** - 1/8/2018 - 296 Pages

2. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.
📣 Read a book with 3 colors on the cover OR set during World War II:
X by Ilyasah Shabazz - *** - 1/9/2018 - 348 Pages - Red, White and Black

3. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
📣 Read a book where someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.

4. Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" was penned by beloved children's author Shel Silverstein.
📣 Read a book with a character named John or Cash OR read a book by Shel Silverstein.

5. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State.
📣 Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

6. Carly Simon's dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster. He co-founded the company.
📣 Read a book published by Simon and Schuster.

7. At Fatburger, you can order a "Hypocrite"—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.
📣 Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan OR where bacon is eaten. Please gives us the sentence and page/location #.

8. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh privateer who later became an Admiral in the British Royal Navy.
📣 Read a book with a character that is British OR in the Navy of any country.

9. The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.
📣 Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

10. The German word kummerspeck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
📣 Read a book where a character suffers from weight gain or emotional overeating OR with a title that begins or ends with a K.

11. The term "lawn mullet" refers to a neatly manicured front yard with an unmowed mess in the back.
📣 Read a book where a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet":
Passing by Nella Larsen - **** - 1/17/2018 - 160 Pages

12. In 1983, before Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, a reporter asked, "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?"
📣 Read a book where a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R:
Love Bites by Lynsay Sands - **** - 1/18/2018 - 373 Pages - He trys to profess his love by showing the MC his boner.

13. The 1975 Dictionary of American Slang defines "happy cabbage" as money to be spent "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things."
📣 Read a book where a character spends money "on entertainment or other self-satisfying things" OR by an American author:
I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart - ***** - 1/3/2018 - 400 Pages - Spends money on entertainment

14. Hawaiian Punch was originally developed in 1934 as a tropical flavored ice cream topping and customers later discovered that it made an appealing drink when mixed with water.
📣 Read a book where characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks:
Big Rock by Lauren Blakely - ***** - 1/4/2018 - 247 Pages - Bartenders

15. Hallmark now sells a line of "encouragement" cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
📣 Read a book where a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.
Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen - *** - 1/24/2018 - 404 Pages - 13 Letters

I Can't Make This Up Life Lessons by Kevin Hart Big Rock by Lauren Blakely The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham X by Ilyasah Shabazz Passing by Nella Larsen Love Bites (Argeneau #2) by Lynsay Sands Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen


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JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
Welcome Suzanne!
I gotta check my library for that Kevin Hart book! I like him - he's hilarious!!


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Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1957 comments JoAnne wrote: "Welcome Suzanne!
I gotta check my library for that Kevin Hart book! I like him - he's hilarious!!"


It was really good, I enjoyed it an audio because he narrated it himself


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Suzanne wrote: "JoAnne wrote: "Welcome Suzanne!
I gotta check my library for that Kevin Hart book! I like him - he's hilarious!!"

It was really good, I enjoyed it an audio because he narrated it himself"


I looked and put it on hold already! LOL I can't do audio. My mind wanders... I guess because I tune out everything when I read so I do it without thinking about it.


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Erin | 467 comments Completed 1/23/18

January's National Trivia Day
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2018

LEVELS
Reports: 7-15 tasks

11/11 books read

TASKS
1. Read a book with a green cover Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb, read 1/2/18
Concealed in Death (In Death, #38) by J.D. Robb .

2. Read a book with 3 colors on the cover. Find Me by Carol O'Connell, read 1/3/18
Find Me (Kathleen Mallory, #9) by Carol O'Connell

3. Read a book published in 2008. The Englor Affair by J.L. Langley, published November 2008, read 1/16/18

5. Read a book with two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title. Ben and Shiloh by John Inman, read 1/23/18

6. Read a book published by Simon and Schuster. The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn, read 1/20/18

7. Read a book with a character that is a vegetarian/vegan. The Long and Winding Road by T.J. Klune, the Kid is a vegan (favorite Tshirt is "Meat is Murder") Read 1/18/18

9. Read a book where the characters celebrate Christmas. Cowboy Christmas by Stormy Glenn, read 1/8/18

10. Read a book with a title that begins or ends with a K. Omega Twink by Judith Shale, read 1/19/18

11. Read a book with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet". Pierce's Choice by Lynn Tyler, read 1/10/18

13. Read a book by an American author. Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb, read 1/4/18

15. Read a book where the title has 13 letters - may be several words. The Unleashing by Shelley Laurenston, read 1/16/18


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JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
WOOHOO Erin!


message 48: by Kat (last edited Jan 26, 2018 05:12PM) (new)

Kat Finished

January's National Trivia Day
I'm in for Details: 1-6 tasks

6/6 tasks

TASKS:
1. a green cover OR a title that has a vacation word in the title.

✔ 2. 3 colors on the cover ... The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 1/12/18 (orange yellow red)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

3. someone gets buried OR a book published in 2008.

4. a character named John or Cash OR by Shel Silverstein.

5. two names (like Ben & Jerry) in the title OR a book that cost $5 or less.

✔ 6. published by Simon and Schuster. It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree by A.J. Jacobs 1/21/18

✔7. a character that is a vegetarian/vegan ... The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot 1/15/18

✔ 8. a character that is British ... Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 1/11/18

9. the characters celebrate Christmas OR with a box on the cover.

✔ 10. ... title that begins or ends with a K. Julie's Wolf Pack by Jean Craighead George 1/26/18

11. a lawn gets mowed OR with the author's initials are found in "lawn mullet".

12. a male character says something REALLY stupid (Tell us what that is!) OR with a female character whose first name begins with a S or last name begins with a R.

✔13. ... by an American author. Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot 1/18/18

14. characters eat ice cream OR mix drinks.

15. a character loses their job OR the title has 13 letters - may be several words.


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JoAnne | 42304 comments Mod
WOOHOO Kat!


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Sandra | 1009 comments ALL DONE!

Details 1-6 tasks.

1. green cover - Retribution - Sherrilyn Kenyon - 10 JAN
2. 3 colors on the cover - Mr. Mysterious - J.A. Huss - 10 JAN
5. cost $5 or less - Promise to Marry - Jessica Wood - 7 JAN
8. British character - The Fiery Cross - Diana Gabaldon - 27 JAN
11. author's initials in "lawn mullet" - Season of the Witch - Addison Moore - 12 JAN
13. American author - Dead Man's Diamonds - A.R. Winters - 13 JAN

Retribution (Dark-Hunter, #19) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Mr. Mysterious (Mister, #4) by J.A. Huss Promise to Marry (Promises, #1) by Jessica Wood The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon Season of the Witch (Celestra #0.5) by Addison Moore Dead Man's Diamonds (Piece of Cake Mysteries, #1) by A.R. Winters


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