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message 1: by JoAnne (last edited Feb 18, 2018 01:09PM) (new)

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memory lane

Every 3 months we will give you a list of facts about a randomly selected year with reading tasks to go with them. Read one book for each task.

RULES
*Books may only be used for one task
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.

*When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge!

LEVELS
Fond Memories: 1-5 tasks
Reminiscing: 6-10 tasks
Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks

Duration: 1st January 2018 - 31st March 2018


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vintage-1950-s-fisher-price-little-people DinersClub nat-king-cole-mona-lisa-capitol-3 EdgarRiceBurroughs590 KSmines The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson

This quarter the year is: 1950

1. Most Popular TV Show -
Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre OR with a character that is funny.

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title OR an author with 3 names.

3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P OR set near the Pacific Ocean. Tell us the setting.

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book where a woman searches for her husband OR with a name in the title. eg. King Solomon's Mines - That Thing Between Eli & Gwen

5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book with the word "CARDINAL" in the title OR where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number.

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs OR with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.

IN THE NEWS

9. January 17th -
Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed OR
where a character goes to jail.

10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character uses a credit card OR goes out to dinner.

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book with a royal character OR a book set in Europe.

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book where a body is discovered in a peat bog OR whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line OR published in June or 1950.

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G.

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper OR with a Series/TBR #7.


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message 3: by Joann (last edited Mar 15, 2018 08:10AM) (new)

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1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book with a character that is funny. Hardcore Twenty-Four - Janet Evanovich - 1/2/17

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with an author with 3 names. Maybe in Another Life - Taylor Jenkins Reid - 1/19/18

3. 🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S Speaking from Among the Bones - Alan Bradley - 1/23/18

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book with a name in the title. Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Stage- Emily Brightwell - 2/3/18

5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name. Death of a Travelling Man - M.C. Beaton - 3/10/18 - Mr. Wellington a minister

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy The Devil on Her Tongue - Linda Holeman - 3/14/18

7. 👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song. Girl in Disguise - Greer Macallister - 1/20/18 - Song Title American Girl

8. 📚 Read a book with a MPG of Fantasy Lost Among the Living - Simone St. James - 1/17/18

IN THE NEWS

9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where a character goes to jail. Never Let You Go - Chevy Stevens - 2/9/18

10. 💳Read a book where a character uses a credit card OR goes out to dinner. The Gates of Evangeline - Hester Young - 1/21/18

11. 👑 Read a book set in Europe. Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected - Emily Brightwell - 1/8/17

12. 💀 Read a book whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK. The Distant Hours - Kate Morton - 1/6/17

13. 📅 Read a book published in June published June 2015 Witchy Tales - Amanda Lee - 1/1/18

14. 🌴 Read a book set on an island The Lightkeeper's Daughters - Jean Pendziwol - 1/12/18

15. 📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper The Restorer - Amanda Stevens - 2/4/18


message 4: by JoAnne (last edited Feb 19, 2018 07:16AM) (new)

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A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1950
Duration: 1st January 2018 - 31st March 2018
Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks
15/11-15


1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre.
I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons Kevin Hart 1/28/18

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title.
Full Tilt Emma Scott 1/16/18

3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book set near the Pacific Ocean. Tell us the setting.
Oregon Yesternight Cat Winters 1/8/18

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book with a name in the title.
The Girl From Ballymor Kathleen McGurl 1/12/18

5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name. Addie Sullivan
The Lightkeeper's Daughter Colleen Coble 1/23/18

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy.
The View from Rainshadow Bay Colleen Coble 2/18/18

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.
A Mind With A Heart Of Its Own
His Cowboy Heart Jennifer Ryan 1/3/18

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book with a MPG of Fantasy.
The Curse of Tenth Grave Darynda Jones 1/20/18

9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where a character goes to jail.
Menage A Cowboy Jenny Klaire 1/4/18

10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character goes out to dinner.
Tap Left A. Zavarelli 1/8/18

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book set in Europe.
Why Did You Lie? Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/10/18

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.
One of Us Is Lying Karen M. McManus 1/22/18

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book published in June.
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Matthew J. Sullivan 1/1/18

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book with setting that begins with a G.
Georgia Dangerous Games Lora Leigh 1/29/18

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper.
The Escape David Baldacci 1/7/18


message 5: by Rina (last edited Mar 06, 2018 03:56AM) (new)

Rina | 1084 comments A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1950
Duration: 1st January 2018 - 31st March 2018

Progress: 14

LEVEL
Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks

✔1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre.
Тайный сыск царя Гороха, Андрей Белянин, 14.01.2018 - MPG Humor

✔2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title.
Ill Wind, Rachel Caine, 19.01.2018

✔3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P
The Secret, Book and Scone Society, Ellery Adams, 24.02.2018

✔4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book with a name in the title. eg. King Solomon's Mines - That Thing Between Eli & Gwen
Das wilde Herz der Lady Gwen, Kerstin Garde, 05.03.2018

✔5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book with the word "CARDINAL" in the title OR where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.
After the Crash, Michel Bussi, 04.01.2018 - Mathilde is very religious.

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number.

✔7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.
The Girl In The Ice, Robert Bryndza, 22.01.2018 - Girl in the title and in the title of Tom Petty's song "Here Comes My Girl"

✔8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.
The Tower of Swallows, Andrzej Sapkowski, 03.01.2018 - MPG Fantasy

IN THE NEWS

✔9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where a character goes to jail.
The Countess Conspiracy, Courtney Milan, 28.02.2018 - MC goes to jail

✔10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character uses a credit card.
Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris, 30.01.2018 - Sookie uses a credit card multiple times.

✔11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book set in Europe.
Once Upon a Marquess, Courtney Milan, 03.02.2018 - set in London

✔12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.
Rituals, Kelley Armstrong, 12.01.2018

✔13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line.
Lady of the Lake, Andrzej Sapkowski, 28.01.2018 - War with Nilfgaard is part of the story line.

✔14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G.
Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews, 16.01.2018 - set in Georgia

✔15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper.
Genesis, Bonnie Berman Shores, 05.02.2018 - MC reads a newspaper every day.


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message 7: by Melanie (last edited Mar 16, 2018 02:40PM) (new)

Melanie | 20 comments A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1950 (Jan-Mar 2018)
Duration:
1st January 2018 - 31st March 2018

LEVELS:
Fond Memories: 1-5 tasks
Reminiscing: 6-10 tasks
Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks

Tasks read: 12


This quarter the year is: 1950

1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre OR with a character that is funny.

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with an author with 3 names.
Worth Fighting for Love, Loss, and Moving Forward by Lisa Niemi Swayze Worth Fighting for: Love, Loss, and Moving Forward - Lisa Niemi Swayze - 2/23/2018

3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P
The Phantom Of The Opera by Gaston Leroux The Phantom Of The Opera - Gaston Leroux - 3/10/2018
How it fits: Title begins with P when ignoring the article.

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book with a name in the title.
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran Cleopatra's Daughter - Michelle Moran - 1/13/2018
How it fits: Cleopatra in title.

5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.
The Shack by William Paul Young The Shack - William Paul Young - 1/15/2018
How it fits: Mack has lost his faith in God however 4 years after the death of his daughter he works to find it again.

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy
Helen of Troy by Margaret George Helen of Troy - Margaret George - 2/28/2018
How it fits: Helen gives her daughter the doll she used to play with as a child.

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories (Wonder #1.5, 1.6, 1.7) by R.J. Palacio Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories - R.J. Palacio - 1/26/2018
How it fits: Title contains ME (Tom Petty - Don't fade on me)

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Cinder - Marissa Meyer - 1/5/2018
How it fits: MPG Fantasy and Sci Fi.

IN THE NEWS
9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed
The Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #29) by Michael Connelly The Late Show - Michael Connelly - 1/12/2018
How it fits: The first case Detective Ballard investigates is a robbery resulting in credit card thief.

10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character goes out to dinner.
Y Is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton Y Is for Yesterday - Sue Grafton - 2/16/2018
How it fits: MC goes out for dinner a few times throughout the book.

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book with a royal character OR a book set in Europe.
Dragonfly In Amber (Outlander, #2) by Diana Gabaldon Dragonfly In Amber - Diana Gabaldon - 1/31/2018
How it fits: Set in France and Scotland; contains royal characters such as Bonnie Prince Charles and King Louis of France.

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff The Danish Girl - David Ebershoff - 3/17/2018
How it fits: Authors initials can be found in DENMARK

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Number the Stars - Lois Lowry - 2/16/2018
How it fits: World War II features in the book.

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G.

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper OR with a Series/TBR #7.


message 8: by Karen ♐ (last edited Mar 01, 2018 11:39AM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 897 comments A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1950
Duration: 1st January 2018 - 31st March 2018
Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks
15/15


1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre
- The V Card Lauren Blakely - 1/27
The V Card by Lauren Blakely

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title
- Defiant Queen Meghan March - 1/6
Defiant Queen (Mount Trilogy, #2) by Meghan March

3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P
- Sinful Empire Meghan March - 1/7
Sinful Empire (Mount Trilogy, #3) by Meghan March

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book with a name in the title.
- Parker's Passion Sabrina York - 1/30
Parker's Passion (Tryst Island, #6) by Sabrina York

5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name. - Philip
- The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett - 2/10
The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) by Ken Follett

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy Give us the sentence and page/location number.
- Loc 4606 - or more than one new toy under the tree - Honor Susan Fanetti - 2/28
Honor (Brazen Bulls MC, #5) by Susan Fanetti

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.
- A Thing About You - Wicked for You Shayla Black - 2/14
Wicked for You (Wicked Lovers, #10) by Shayla Black

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book with a MPG of Fantasy.
- Heaven and Earth Nora Roberts - 1/20
Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2) by Nora Roberts

IN THE NEWS

9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed
- Stanton Unconditional T.L. Swan - 1/25
Stanton Unconditional (Stanton, #2) by T.L. Swan

10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character goes out to dinner.
- Memory in Death J.D. Robb - 1/12
Memory in Death (In Death, #22) by J.D. Robb

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book set in Europe.
- Nothing on Earth & Nothing in Heaven Susan Fanetti - 1/23
Nothing on Earth & Nothing in Heaven by Susan Fanetti

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.
- Dimitri's Forbidden Submissive Ann Mayburn - 2/20
Dimitri's Forbidden Submissive (Submissive's Wish #2) by Ann Mayburn

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book published in June. - Pub Jun 22, 2014
- Stanton Adore T.L. Swan - 1/17
Stanton Adore (Stanton, #1) by T.L. Swan

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G. - Gansett Island
- Desire After Dark Marie Force - 1/3
Desire After Dark (Gansett Island Series #15) by Marie Force

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book with a Series/TBR #7 - Series
- Shattered Helen Hardt - 1/8
Shattered (Steel Brothers Saga, #7) by Helen Hardt


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Sandra | 1009 comments I'm in!
Reminiscing: 6-10 tasks

1. Humor genre - The Heist - Janet Evanovich - 30 JAN
2. 2 word title - Mr. Match - J.A. Huss - 11 JAN
3. title begins with S - Some Girls Lie - Amy Andrews - 15 FEB
4. name in the title - Ryan - Kate Hoffmann - 11 JAN
7. Tom Petty song - Time Untime - Sherrilyn Kenyon (Flirting With Time) - 20 FEB
8. Fantasy - Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning - 9 JAN

IN THE NEWS

10. goes out to dinner - The Reality O - Candy Sloane - 25 JAN
11. royal character - Royally Matched - Emma Chase - 1 FEB
12. author's initials in DENMARK - Into the Firestorm - Kat Martin - 14 JAN
15. Series/TBR #7 - An Echo in the Bone - Diana Gabaldon - 4 MAR

The Heist (Fox and O'Hare, #1) by Janet Evanovich Mr. Match (Mister, #5) by J.A. Huss Some Girls Lie (Outback Heat, #4) by Amy Andrews The Mighty Quinns Ryan by Kate Hoffmann Time Untime (Dark-Hunter #21; Hellchaser, #4; Were-Hunter, #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning The Reality O by Candy Sloane Royally Matched (Royally, #2) by Emma Chase Into the Firestorm (BOSS, Inc., #3) by Kat Martin An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7) by Diana Gabaldon


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Barbara ★ | 2556 comments A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1950
Duration: January 1 - March 31, 2018

READ: 14/15

✔️1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre OR with a character that is funny.
Bowled Over - Kasey Michaels 1/8

✔️2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title OR an author with 3 names.
The Wild Child - Mary Jo Putney 2/17

✔️3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P OR set near the Pacific Ocean. Tell us the setting.
Demon Mistress - Yasmine Galenorn (set in Washington) 3/16

✔️4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book where a woman searches for her husband OR with a name in the title. eg. King Solomon's Mines - That Thing Between Eli & Gwen
Relocating MIA - Rebecca Lerwill 3/4

✔️5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book with the word "CARDINAL" in the title OR where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.
The Knowing - Larriane Wills 1/26

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number.

✔️7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.
Baby, Don't Go - Susan Andersen (Don't Do Me Like That) 3/27

✔️8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs OR with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.
Mind Magic - Eileen Wilks 1/23

Bowled Over (Maggie Kelly Mystery, #6) by Kasey Michaels The Wild Child (The Bride Trilogy, #1) by Mary Jo Putney Relocating MIA by Rebecca Lerwill The Knowing by Larriane, Wills Baby, Don't Go by Susan Andersen Mind Magic (World of the Lupi, #12) by Eileen Wilks

IN THE NEWS

✔️9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed OR
where a character goes to jail.
Deadly Wipeout - Beth Prentice 2/19

✔️10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character uses a credit card OR goes out to dinner.
Moonlight in the Morning - Jude Deveraux 2/21

✔️11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book with a royal character OR a book set in Europe.
Blood on Silk - Marie Treanor (Romania) 2/22

✔️12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book where a body is discovered in a peat bog OR whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much - Donna Andrews 2/15

✔️13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line OR published in June or 1950.
In the Shadow of the Gods - Rachel Dunne (pub June 2016) 1/13

✔️14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G.
Bay of Sighs - Nora Roberts (Capri Island, Italy) 3/8

✔️15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper OR with a Series/TBR #7
Night's Honor - Thea Harrison (Elder Races #7) 1/2

Deadly Wipeout (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #3) by Beth Prentice Moonlight in the Morning (Edilean, #6) by Jude Deveraux Blood on Silk (Awakened by Blood, #1) by Marie Treanor The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (Meg Langslow, #8) by Donna Andrews In the Shadow of the Gods (Bound Gods, #1) by Rachel Dunne Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7) by Thea Harrison


message 11: by Emeli (last edited Mar 25, 2018 10:58AM) (new)

Emeli Webb | 326 comments My spot

This quarter the year is: 1950

1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre OR with a character that is funny.

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title
Omega's Claim An M/M Shifter MPreg Romance (Foxes of Scarlet Peak) by Aspen Grey
Omega's Claim: An M/M Shifter MPreg Romance finished 25/3


3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P OR set near the Pacific Ocean. Tell us the setting.

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 OR with a name in the title. eg. King Solomon's Mines - That Thing Between Eli & Gwen
Alpha Dragon Bronaz (Treasured Ink #3) by Kaz Crowley
Alpha Dragon: Bronaz
Finished 18/2
5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 OR where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.
It Takes Two to Tango (Fur, Fangs, and Felines, #3) by M.A. Church
Mc remi worships the godess bastet
Finished 9/1

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number.

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.
Finding Home
Finished 2/1
Song home by tom petty

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book
with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.
Fangs and Catnip (Dead and Breakfast, #1) by Julia Talbot
Mpg fantasy finished 5/3

IN THE NEWS

9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed OR
where a character goes to jail.

10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 OR goes out to dinner.
My 5 Bosses by Penny Wylder
Finished 15/1

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
OR a book set in Europe.
Mending Him by Summer Devon
Set in england
Finished 11/3

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.
What He Needs (Desires, #1) by E.M. Denning
E.M. Denning
Finished 4/1

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line OR published in June or 1950.

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island
Their Siren (Daughters of Olympus, #1) by Charlie Hart
Set on hawaii finished 17/1

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper OR with a Series/TBR #7.


message 12: by Debbie (last edited Apr 17, 2018 11:25AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 386 comments This quarter the year is: 1950

Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks


15/15

1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre OR with a character that is funny. Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter by Lisa Scottoline 2/25/18
Best Friends, Occasional Enemies The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter by Lisa Scottoline

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with an author with 3 names. Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson 1/19/18
Dying for Chocolate (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #2) by Diane Mott Davidson

3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen 1/18/18
Shattered Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book with a name in the title. Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton 1/1/18
Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (Aunt Dimity Mystery, #6) by Nancy Atherton

5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.... Ben Lynch.... The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King 1/4/18
The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number. ..Golden Malicious by Sheila Connolly 2/17/18..Chap 27..Grandford ambulance was waiting along with a couple of police cruisers and two firetrucks
Golden Malicious (Orchard, #7) by Sheila Connolly

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song. ...American Girl (Tom Petty song)....The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard 3/27/18
The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book with a MPG of Fantasy Aunt Dimity: Detective by Nancy Atherton 3/12/18
Aunt Dimity Detective (Aunt Dimity Mystery, #7) by Nancy Atherton

IN THE NEWS

9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where a character goes to jail. Desperate Housedogs by Sparkle Abbey 1/30/18
Desperate Housedogs (Pampered Pets Mystery #1) by Sparkle Abbey

10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character uses a credit card OR goes out to dinner. Murder at the Kennedy Center by Margaret Truman 2/5/18
Murder at the Kennedy Center (Capital Crimes, #9) by Margaret Truman

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book set in Europe. The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency by Mandy Morton 2/16/18
The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency A Hettie Bagshot Mystery by Mandy Morton

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK. Miss Julia Strikes Back by Ann B. Ross 1/24/18
Miss Julia Strikes Back (Miss Julia, #8) by Ann B. Ross

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book that published in June Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe 1/9/18
Beach House for Rent (Beach House #4) by Mary Alice Monroe

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer 4/16/18
A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book that is Series #7. Sour Apples by Sheila Connolly 1/27/18
Sour Apples (Orchard, #6) by Sheila Connolly


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JoAnne | 38778 comments Mod
Welcome Melanie, Karen, Sandra, Barbara and Emelie!


message 14: by Kat (last edited Mar 10, 2018 04:28PM) (new)

Kat | 1226 comments A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1950
Duration: January 1 - March 31, 2018
No page minimum

READ: 10/6-10

✔ 1. 📺 Read a book from the Humor genre OR with a character that is funny. Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins 3/10/18

✔ 2. 💿 Read a book with a 2 word title ... Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 1/31/18

✔ 3. 🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P ... Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 1/11/18

✔ 4. 🎥 Read a book ... with a name in the title. Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson 2/18/18

5. 📚 Read a book with the word "CARDINAL" in the title OR where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.

6. 🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number.

7. 👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.

✔ 8. 📚 Read a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs OR with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi. Sci-Fi: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick 1/24/18

IN THE NEWS

✔ 9. 💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed ... The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 1/12/18

✔ 10. 💳 Read a book where a character ... goes out to dinner. Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot 1/18/18

✔11. 👑 Read a book with a royal character OR a book set in Europe. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 1/16/18

12. 💀 Read a book where a body is discovered in a peat bog OR whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.

✔ 13. 📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line ... Thanks to My Mother by Schoschana Rabinovici 1/17/18

14. 🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G.

✔ 15. 📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper ... To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 1/29/18


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Welcome Kat!


message 16: by Andrea (last edited Mar 30, 2018 12:15PM) (new)

Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 702 comments I'm in! I'm so excited about this challenge, because my favorite decade has always been the 1950s. How neat that my first challenge with TLC will feature 1950!

1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre.
If You Ask Me: And of Course You Won't by Betty White 1/18/18 (GM)
2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title.
Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke 2/7/18
3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P.
Shadow of the Storm by Connilyn Cossette 1/7/18
4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book with a name in the title.
Keturah by Lisa Tawn Bergren 2/19/18
5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.
The Protector by Dee Henderson (Character: Jennifer O'Malley) 1/24/18
6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy. Give us the sentence and page/location number.
Daughter of the Ganges: The Story of One Girl's Adoption and Her Return Journey to India by Asha Miró 3/13/18
"Above all she began to fall in love when you gave her the doll;" p.42, talking about a seven-year-old giving her new (through adoption) toddler sister a doll as a gift.
7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.
When the Nile Runs Red by DiAnn Mills 3/20/18
Tom Petty song: The Waiting
"The" is in both titles.
8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.
With Blossoms Gold by Hayden Wand 3/5/18
MPG: fantasy
9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where a character goes to jail.
The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma 1/22/18
Jews were arrested and deported to Terezin prison camp.
10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character goes out to dinner.
Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason 1/31/18
The book opens with a sibling set meeting at a restaurant for lunch.
11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book set in Europe.
Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky 2/12/18
Countries: England, France
12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.
Falling for the Farmer by Narelle Atkins 2/14/18
13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line.
Daisies Are Forever by Liz Tolsma (WWII fiction) 3/24/18
14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island.
Remember the Lilies by Liz Tolsma (Setting: Manila, Philippines) 3/29/18
15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book with a Series/TBR #7.
Remembering You by Tricia Goyer (TBR #7 on my bookcase) 1/2/18


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Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 702 comments What does "with a Series/TBR #7" mean, please?


message 18: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 299 comments This quarter the year is: 1950

1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre OR with a character that is funny.

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title OR an author with 3 names.

3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P OR set near the Pacific Ocean. Tell us the setting.

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book where a woman searches for her husband OR with a name in the title. eg. King Solomon's Mines - That Thing Between Eli & Gwen

5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book with the word "CARDINAL" in the title OR where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number.

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs OR with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.

IN THE NEWS

9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed OR
where a character goes to jail.

10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character uses a credit card OR goes out to dinner.

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book with a royal character OR a book set in Europe.

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book where a body is discovered in a peat bog OR whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line OR published in June or 1950.

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G.

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper OR with a Series/TBR #7.


message 19: by JoAnne (last edited Dec 23, 2017 05:53PM) (new)

JoAnne | 38778 comments Mod
Andrea wrote: "What does "with a Series/TBR #7" mean, please?"

A series book is a book that's the seventh in the series OR TBR is a book from your "to be read" list, pile in the drawer or by your bed - the seventh book there.

You choose which you want to read. :)


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JoAnne | 38778 comments Mod
Welcome Andrea and Delitealex!


message 21: by Hannah (last edited Mar 28, 2018 08:02AM) (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 296 comments I'm in!

This quarter the year is: 1950

1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre OR with a character that is funny.
My Man Jeeves (Jeeves, #1) by P.G. Wodehouse , P.G. Wodehouse, 2/15/18
Humor genre

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title OR an author with 3 names.
My Soul Sings (Sweet Sanctuary #2) by Kim Vogel Sawyer , Kim Vogel Sawyer, 1/1/18
Author with three names

3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P OR set near the Pacific Ocean. Tell us the setting.
The Postmaster's Daughter by Louis Tracy , Louis Tracy, 3/10/18
Setting: small town England, early 1900s


4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book where a woman searches for her husband OR with a name in the title. eg. King Solomon's Mines - That Thing Between Eli & Gwen
Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22) by Joanne Fluke , Joanne Fluke, 3/7/18
Woman searching for her husband

5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book with the word "CARDINAL" in the title OR where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.
Where the Heart Leads (Heart of the Prairie #2) by Kim Vogel Sawyer , Kim Vogel Sawyer, 3/11/18
Religion is important to THOMAS Ollenberger.

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number.
The Reb and the Redcoats by Constance Savery , Constance Savery, 3/13/18
Child given a toy (doll): "My very own Patty," pg. 198

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.
Hill: A Light on the Hill (Cities of Refuge, #1) by Connilyn Cossette , Connilyn Cossette, 3/4/18

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs OR with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.

IN THE NEWS

9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed OR
where a character goes to jail.
Oath of Honor (Blue Justice #1) by Lynette Eason , Lynette Eason, 1/10/18
A character goes to jail.

10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character uses a credit card OR goes out to dinner.
The Sea Before Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #1) by Sarah Sundin , Sarah Sundin, 2/17/18
Dorothy goes out to dinner

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book with a royal character OR a book set in Europe.
Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim , Elizabeth von Arnim, 1/24/18
Set in rural Germany

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book where a body is discovered in a peat bog OR whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.
Country Charm Love Is in the Air Around Houston (Texas Charm #1) by DiAnn Mills , Diane Mills, 1/18/18
Author's initials are DM

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line OR published in June or 1950.
The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert , Irma Joubert, 1/20/18
War part of the story

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G.
Keturah (The Sugar Baron's Daughters, #1) by Lisa Tawn Bergren , Lisa Tawn Bergren, 3/9/18 (book too historically inaccurate to finish. Skipping this point, most likely.)
Found a good one! Sinking Sand (Sweet Sanctuary #0.5) by Kim Vogel Sawyer , Kim Vogel Sawyer, 3/25/18
Book is set in Hawaii

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper OR with a Series/TBR #7.
Truth Be Told by Carol Cox , Carol Cox, 1/17/18
The heroine works as a reporter and has to read old newspapers to solve a crime.


message 22: by ElleEm (last edited Mar 13, 2018 10:16AM) (new)

ElleEm I'm going to try this one. I'm not going to pick a level, I'll just see where I end up.

A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1950
Duration: 1st January 2018 - 31st March 2018

Progress: 15

LEVELS
Fond Memories: 1-5 tasks
Reminiscing: 6-10 tasks
Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks

1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre OR with a character that is funny.-Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Finished 1/25/18****

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title OR an author with 3 names.-Animal Farm by George Orwell Finished 1/17/18****

3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P OR set near the Pacific Ocean. Tell us the setting.-Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Finished 1/24/18**

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book where a woman searches for her husband OR with a name in the title. eg. King Solomon's Mines - That Thing Between Eli & Gwen-Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery Finished 1/3/18*****

5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book with the word "CARDINAL" in the title OR where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.-Carrie by Stephen King (Margaret White) Finished 1/11/18***

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number.-Coraline by Neil Gaiman Finished 1/13/18*****

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.-My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent. Song-"Here Comes My Girl". They share the word My. Finished 2/14/18****

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs OR with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.-The Maze Runner by James Dashner Finished 1/13/18***

IN THE NEWS

9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed OR
where a character goes to jail.-The Widow of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers-Finished 1/19/18****

10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character uses a credit card OR goes out to dinner.-Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay Finished 1/15/18***

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book with a royal character OR a book set in Europe.-The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (Prince Rilian) Finished 1/20/18***

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book where a body is discovered in a peat bog OR whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK. -The Wonder by Emma Donoghue Finished 2/2/18***

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line OR published in June or 1950.-Hyperion by Dan Simmons Finished 1/10/18***

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G.-The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor Finished 3/7/18****

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper OR with a Series/TBR #7.-Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (Our escape hit the papers yesterday, and the tabloids had a field day. On the second page of the Daily Press there was an old picture of me and a sketch of a white mouse.) Finished 1/28/18****


message 23: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 702 comments JoAnne wrote: "A series book is a book that's the seventh in the series OR TBR is a book from your "to be read" list, pile in the drawer or by your bed - the seventh book there.

You choose which you want to read."


JoAnne, thank you for explaining that so clearly. Makes a lot more sense to me now. :)


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JoAnne | 38778 comments Mod
That's what I'm here for Andrea! Have fun!


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JoAnne | 38778 comments Mod
Welcome Hannah and ElleEm!


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Welcome Sarah!


message 27: by Erin (last edited Feb 27, 2018 05:12PM) (new)

Erin | 467 comments Completed 2/27/18

A Trip Down Memory Lane - 1950 (Jan-Mar 2018)

LEVEL
Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks

12/12 books

Duration: 1st January 2018 - 31st March 2018

1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris, read 2/27/18

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title OR an author with 3 names. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder, read 2/10/18

3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book set near the Pacific Ocean. Tell us the setting. The Long and Winding Road by T.J. Klune, set in Seafare, Oregon. Read 1/18/18

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book with a name in the title. Ben and Shiloh by John Inman, read 1/23/18

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Mr. Edwards brings the girls candy and tin mugs for Christmas. Read 2/10/18

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song. White Paws And A Dream by Stormy Glenn, song: Runnin' Down a Dream, read 2/2/18

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi. The Unleashing by Shelley Laurenston, read 1/16/18

IN THE NEWS

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book with a royal character. The Royal Pain by MaryJanice Davidson, read 2/14/18

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK. Ball & Chain by Abigail Roux, read 2/26/18

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book published in June. Revenge by Bailey Bradford, published June 13, 2013. Read 2/13/18

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island. A Different Class of Murder: The Story of Lord Lucan by Laura Thompson, set in England. Read 1/14/18

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book with a Series/TBR #7. Cowboy Christmas by Stormy Glenn, Blaeclah Brothers #7, read 1/8/18


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Welcome Erin!


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Debbie (debbiegray) | 386 comments JoAnne, I think you missed linking me post #12


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Debbie wrote: "JoAnne, I think you missed linking me post #12"

Gotcha linked now! Thanks - you posted while I was linking that group and did not see yours. Sorry!!


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Debbie (debbiegray) | 386 comments No problem...thanks


message 32: by Amanda (last edited Mar 29, 2018 07:21AM) (new)

Amanda R (fairyteapot) | 118 comments A Trip Down Memory Lane: 1950
The Lost Challenges
Duration: January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018


LEVELS
Fond Memories: 1-5 tasks
Reminiscing: 6-10 tasks
Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks

Duration: 1st January 2018 - 31st March 2018

10 tasks

1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre OR with a character that is funny.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Completed 26/3/18 Rating 5 stars

Cowardly Lion

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title OR an author with 3 names.

Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer Completed 2/1/18 Rating 2 stars

3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P OR set near the Pacific Ocean. Tell us the setting.

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book where a woman searches for her husband OR with a name in the title. eg. King Solomon's Mines - That Thing Between Eli & Gwen

Still Alice by Lisa Genova Completed 25/1/18 Rating 4 stars

5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book with the word "CARDINAL" in the title OR where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker Completed 18/2/18 Rating 3 stars

Kellergan the vicar

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number.

Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers by Alexander McCall Smith Completed 31/1/18 Rating 4 stars

p118

Bertie took the box, his small hands shaking as he unwrapped it.

"It's a doll," he said, his voice so small as to be almost inaudible.

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.

In mijn dromen by Simone van der Vlugt
Completed 23/3/18 Rating 3 stars

In mijn dromen means in my dreams.

Tom Petty song is Runnin' Down a Dream

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs OR with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket Completed 11/3/18 Rating 3 stars

Fantasy

IN THE NEWS

9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed OR
where a character goes to jail.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Completed 22/1/18 Rating 4 stars

Tom Robinson

10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character uses a credit card OR goes out to dinner.

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book with a royal character OR a book set in Europe.

Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani Completed 23/2/18 Rating 4 stars

Set in USA and Italy

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book where a body is discovered in a peat bog OR whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line OR published in June or 1950.

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G.

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper OR with a Series/TBR #7.

The House Of The Spirits by Isabel Allende Completed 15/3/18 Rating 3 stars

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Clara was in such a hurry to make her literate that at the age of five the little girl was already reading the newspaper over breakfast and discussing the news with her grandfather.

Challenge completed


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Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 702 comments Welcome, Amanda!

We've got a great group signed up for this one. I'm so excited! It will be fun to see which books we all end up reading for each category.


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Welcome Amanda! You're all linked up.


message 35: by Lily (last edited Mar 21, 2018 12:35PM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 122 comments Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks


11/11 - finished Mar 12th

This quarter the year is: 1950

📺 Character that is funny... The Consumption of Magic - 1/11 - 5★

💿 2 word title... Permanent Ink - 1/25 - 3.5★

🎤 Title begins with a S... Survival Game - 1/29 - 4★

🎥 Name in the title... Courting Calvin - 2/26 - 3★

👶 Tom Petty song (Runnin' Down a Dream)... Manic Pixie Dream Boy - 1/31 - 3.5★

📚 MPG of Sci-Fi... Crisped + Sere - 1/13 - 4★

IN THE NEWS

💳 Character uses a credit card... Better Than Safe - 1/8 - 4.5★

👑 Book set in Europe... Hexslayer - 1/13 - 4.5★

💀 Author initials in DENMARK.... Kidnapped by the Pirate by Keira Andrews - 1/7 - 5★

📅 Published in June... The Right Time - 3/12 - 4★

📰 Series/TBR #7... A Prayer for the Dead - 1/30 - 3★


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Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 702 comments Welcome, Lily!


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Welcome Lily!


message 38: by Denise (last edited Feb 07, 2018 06:25AM) (new)

Denise | 430 comments I have to do this as I was born in 1950 - god I'm old.

This quarter the year is: 1950

completed 9 tasks

Reminiscing: 6-10 tasks


√1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book with a character that is funny. The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country by Helen Russell 1.30.18
Helen Russell, the author is very funny and as she is the main character in the book this qualifies.

√2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title :
Into Oblivion by Arnaldur Indridason 1.5.18

√3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P OR set near the Pacific Ocean. Tell us the setting. Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton 1.18.18 The setting is a small town on the Pacific Ocean - Santa Teresa is the fictional name but it is based on Santa Barbara, California. There is a lot of writing about the Pacific coast in this series.

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book where a woman searches for her husband OR with a name in the title. eg. King Solomon's Mines - That Thing Between Eli & Gwen

√5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name. When I Was a Soldier by Valerie Zennatti 1.24.18; this is a memoir; Valerie's religion is very important to her as a Jew and as a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces.

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number.

√7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.
Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka 1.1.18
The Letter - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs OR with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.

IN THE NEWS

√9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed. InFlykiller by J. Robert Janes 1.27.18 there are several robberies

√10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character goes out to dinner.The Monkey's Wrench by Primo Levi 1.16.18

√11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book set in Europe. Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon 2.7.18. Set in Berlin, Germany.

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book where a body is discovered in a peat bog OR whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.

√13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line L:When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G.

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper OR with a Series/TBR #7.


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Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 702 comments Glad you're jumping in on this one, Denise!


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Welcome Denise!


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Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 702 comments Finished my first book!

15. TBR #7
Remembering You by Tricia Goyer 1/2/18
I couldn't wait to read this one, so I pulled it from the seventh spot on my bookcase to read it immediately to start the new year.


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Great!


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Lois Lane Count me in!


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Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 702 comments Welcome, Lois! I hope you find some really enjoyable books for this challenge. :)


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Welcome Lois!


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Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 702 comments Got my second one done yesterday.
#3 Title begins with S
Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2) by Connilyn Cossette 1/7/18
The setting was the wilderness on the other side of the Red Sea from Egypt, so I was glad the book fit the other requirement.


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JoAnne | 38778 comments Mod
Great - pretty cover.


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Andrea Cox (andreacox) | 702 comments It is, isn't it? All three of the trilogy have gorgeous covers, I think.
Counted With the Stars (Out from Egypt, #1) by Connilyn Cossette Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2) by Connilyn Cossette Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3) by Connilyn Cossette


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Very nice!!


message 50: by Claire (last edited Feb 14, 2018 01:37PM) (new)

Claire  | 285 comments 15/15
I did lost track of everything at the end of the year, will try again now.
This quarter the year is: 1950

1. Most Popular TV Show - Texaco Star Theatre (NBC)
📺 Read a book from the Humor genre OR with a character that is funny.
Uitgeteld
Uitgeteld by Marja West
Marja West
Pages: 272 p.
Read:30/1/2018
3 1/2 stars

A sad story, but the MC is very funny (and crazy)

2. #1 Hit Single – Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
💿 Read a book with a 2 word title OR an author with 3 names.
Raptor Red Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker Robert T. BakkerPages: 256 p. Date read: 13/1/2018 Rating: 3 stars

3. #1 Album - Soundtrack for the original Broadway play - South Pacific
🎤 Read a book whose title begins with a S or P OR set near the Pacific Ocean. Tell us the setting.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson Mark Manson Pages:224 p. Read:6/1/2018 Rating 2 stars

4. Most popular film – King Solomon's Mines
🎥 Read a book where a woman searches for her husband OR with a name in the title. eg. King Solomon's Mines - That Thing Between Eli & Gwen
Killing Cupid Killing Cupid by Louise Voss Louise VossMark Edwards
Pages: 369 p. Date read:12/1/2018 Rating:2 stars
Name is Cupid

5. Top Selling Book – The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
📚 Read a book with the word "CARDINAL" in the title OR where religion is very important to a character. Tell us the character's name.
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

6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Fisher-Price Little People Firetruck
🎁 Read a book where a child is given a toy OR with the word "FIRETRUCK" in text. Give us the sentence and page/location number.
The Chalk Man The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor C.J. Tudor Pages: 288 p. Date read: 17/1/2018 Rating:4 stars
At a birthday lots of toys are given among which chalk.

7. Born this year – Tom Petty - October 20th
👶 Read a book with a word in the title that is also a word in the title of a Tom Petty song.
"Square One"
One Cup Of Flour Two Cups Of Murder One Cup Of Flour Two Cups Of Murder (Winnona Peaks Mysteries #2) by Emily Page Emily Page
Pages:126 p. Date read:28/1/2018 Rating:3 stars

8. Died this year – Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
📚 Read a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs OR with a MPG of Fantasy or Sci-Fi.
The Fellowship of the Ring The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 398 p. Date read: 7/2/2018 Rating: 5 stars
Fantasy is MPG

IN THE NEWS

9. January 17th - Great Brinks Robbery in Boston
💰 Read a book where someone/some place gets robbed OR
where a character goes to jail.
To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Harper Lee
Pages:385 p. Date red:2/1/2018 Rating: 5 stars
Tom Robinson

10. February 8 - Frank McNamara and his attorney, Ralph Schneider, founded Diners Club International, the first credit card.
💳 Read a book where a character uses a credit card OR out to dinner.
Rituelen Rituelen by Cees Nooteboom Cees Nooteboom Pages: 223 p. Date read: 2/1/2018 Rating:4 stars
The MC goes out to dine a frw times

11. March 12th - The citizens of Belgium voted in a referendum to allow the exiled King Leopold III to return to the throne.
👑 Read a book with a royal character OR a book set in Europe.
The Death's Head Chess Club
The Death's Head Chess Club by John Donoghue John Donoghue Pages: 401 p. Read: 4/1/2018 Rating 4 stars
Set in Amsterdam and Auschwitz

12. May of 1950 - Viggo and Emil Hojgaard found the mummified body of a 4th century man in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark.
💀 Read a book where a body is discovered in a peat bog OR whose author's first and last initials can be found in DENMARK.
Luck, Love & Lemon Pie Luck, Love & Lemon Pie by Amy E. Reichert Amy E. Reichert
Pages: 320 p. Date read: 7/1/2018 Rating:3 stars
dEnmARk

13. June 25th - Korean War begins when North Korea invaded South Korea
📅 Read a book with a war as part of the story line OR published in June or 1950.
De Amerikaanse prinses De Amerikaanse prinses by Annejet van der Zijl Annejet van der Zijl Pages: 242 p. Date read:8/1/2017 Rating: 4 stars
Both world wars are part of the story

14. August 1st - The Organic Act of Guam is signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The act made the island an unincorporated territory of the United States and granted all Guam residents U.S. Citizenship.
🌴 Read a book set on an island OR with setting that begins with a G.
Munich by Robert Harris Munich Robert Harris Pages: 352 p. Date read:6/1/2018 Rating: 4 stars set in Germany

15. October 2: Charles Schulz' Peanuts appears for the first time in seven US newspapers.
📰 Read a book where a character reads a newspaper OR with a Series/TBR #7.
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 #7 in poirot


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