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Jessica (bitsy 55) (bitsy55) | -6 comments THE GROCERY CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 to December 31, 2018


List & Tasks
1. Apples - Read a book with a RED cover (50% or more)
2. Organic Apples - Read a book with All the letters in APPLES found in the title (any order)
3. Artichoke - Read a book with a Heart on the cover
4. Organic Asparagus - Read a book with a character is described as “TALL” or “THIN” - give sentence location
5. Plantains - Read a book that takes place in a South American country.
6. Organic Bananas - Read a book where both of the Author’s Initials are found in BANANAS
7. Corn Chex Cereal - Read a book that has a title with two words that start with the same letter
8. Organic Carrots - Read a book where a character goes underground.
9.American Cheese - Read a book that takes place 100% in the United States
10. Swiss Cheese - Read a book that takes place in a European Country
11. Coffee - Read a book with a BLACK cover (50% or more)
12. Decaf Coffee - Read a book that with a Title that starts with one of the letters in DECAF (You may NOT drop the “The” for this task)
13. Clementines- Read a book with a MC that is small in size (but not a child)
14. Organic Coconut - Read a book with a tropical scene on the cover
15. Plain Donuts - Read a book with a Donut, cake or cupcake on the cover
16. Cinnamon Donuts- Read a book with a double letter word in the title (like cinnamon)
17. Butter - Read a book where someone or something is agitated (ex. The storm churned the sea)
18. Cage-free Eggs - Read a book where both the author’s initials can be found in CHICKEN
19. Frozen Fish - Read a book that has FISH or FROZEN in the Title
20. Shrimp- Read a book with a BOAT on the cover
21. Red Grapes - Read a book from a Series that has a ‘bunch’ of books in it (4 or more)
22. Organic Green Grapes - Read a book with a Green cover (75% or more)
23. Hamburgers- Read a book that takes place in the 1950s or 60s or was published in the 50s or 60s
24. Hotdogs- Read a long book ( 500+ pages)
25. Ginger Ale -Read a book with a person with RED HAIR on the cover
26. Beer -Read a book with the word GERMAN or BEER in the text (include page and sentence)
27. Organic Kale - Read a book with all the letters in KALE found in the title (any order)
28. Boston Lettuce - Read a book with a MPG of Historical/Historical Fiction
29. Organic Lemons- Read a book with a Yellow cover (50%)
30. Key Limes Read a book that starts with a K or an L or the author's initials are K.L.
31. Milk- Read a book with a Cow on the cover or in the title
32. Chocolate Milk - Read a book where the MC is a child
33. Oyster Mushrooms- Read a book where something is discovered.
34. Portabella Mushrooms - Read a book that takes place in the Forest or MC goes to the Forest
35. Organic Onions- Read a book with at least 40 chapters
36. Scallions- Read a book with “SPRING” in the title
37. Peanut Butter- Read a book with an 8 in the page numbers
38. Grape Jelly - Read a YA book (genre listed on Main page)
39. Organic Bell Pepper - Read a book from the following list - Sounds
40. Jalapeno Pepper - Read a book with a “hot” romance involved
41. Red Radish- Read a book with 2 “R”s in the Title
42. Horseradish - Read a book with a Horse on the cover
43. Rice- Read a book that takes place in China/Japan or by a Chinese or Japanese author
44. Brown Rice Read a book with a BROWN cover (50%)
45. Spaghetti - Read a book that takes place in Italy
46. Organic Spaghetti Sauce Read a book where both the author's initials are the Same Letter ( example Shel Silverstein)
47. Acorn Squash - Read a book from the following list - Books that made me fall out of a Tree
48. Organic Yellow Squash - Read a book where a character likes to garden
49. Sugar- Read a book with the mpg - Chick -Lit (sweet)
50. Tomatoes - Read a book with a 4.0 rating or higher
51. Organic Roma Tomatoes - Read a book with a one word title
52. Watermelon- Read a book that takes place near water
53. Organic Watermelon - Read a book with the word “SEEDLESS” found in the text) give page and sentence
54. Corn Tortillas - Read a book with something round on the cover
55. Whole Wheat Bread Read the last book in a series (so you have read the “whole” thing)

**Announcement: SPELL IT OUT OPTION**

Is an item out of stock and you just can't find a book that is working for you? You may want to use the Spell It out Option
The word for this challenge is M-A-R-K-E-T
You may claim each letter only once.
A letter is claimed using an author initial or title of a book
Post your completion and specify as to which item you are claiming.
May NOT use for the "Savvy Shopper Badge"

Task #1 of 3 Completed
Badge Desired - Savy Shopper
Item - #41 - Red Radish
Task - Read a book with 2 “R”s in the Title
Book - Brave New World
Author- Huxley, Aldous
Date read - 1/1/2018
How it fits - 1 R in Brave and 1 in World

Task #2 of 3 Completed
Badge Desired - Savvy Shopper
Item - #7 - Corn Chex Cereal
Task - Read a book that has a title with two words that start with the same letter
Book - The Great Gatsby
Author- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Date read - 1/3/2018
How it fits - Both Great and Gatsby start with G

Task #3 of 3 Completed
Badge Desired - Savvy Shopper
Item - #52 - Watermelon
Task - Read a book that takes place near water
Book - Before We Were Yours
Author- Lisa Wingate
Date read - 1/5/2018
How it fits - Rill Foss and her family live on the Mississippi River in a shantyboat.

Task #1 of 10 Completed
Badge Desired - Express Lane
Item - #24 - Hotdog
Task - Read a long book ( 500+ pages)
Book - The Heart's Invisible Furies
Author- John Boyne
Date read - 1/9/2018
How it fits - The book has 582 pages

Task #2 of 10 Completed
Badge Desired - Express Lane
Item - #10 - Swiss Cheese
Task - Read a book that takes place in a European Country
Book - All the Light We Cannot See
Author- Anthony Doerr
Date read - 1/19/2018
How it fits - The book takes place in France & Germany.

Task #3 of 10 Completed
Badge Desired - Express Lane
Item - #11 - Coffee
Task - Read a book with a BLACK cover (50% or more)
Book - The Rooster Bar
Author- John Grisham
Date read - 1/20/2018
How it fits - The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

Task #4 of 10 Completed
Badge Desired - Express Lane
Item - #9 - American Cheese
Task - Read a book that takes place 100% in the United States
Book - Flowers in the Snow
Author- Danielle Stewart
Date read - 1/25/2018
How it fits - This book takes place in Edenville NC during the 60's and the civil rights movement.

Task #5 of 10 Completed
Badge Desired - Express Lane
Item - #21 - Red Grapes
Task - Read a book from a Series that has a ‘bunch’ of books in it (4 or more)
Book - An Irish Country Doctor
Author- Patrick Taylor
Date read - 1/28/2018
How it fits - There are 15 primary works and 16 total works in the Irish Country Series.


message 3: by Jessica (bitsy 55) (last edited Jan 28, 2018 04:15PM) (new)

Jessica (bitsy 55) (bitsy55) | -6 comments COLOR CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1 to December 31, 2018
Read: 4/15


1. White:

2. Pink:

3. Red:

4. Orange:

5. Yellow:
Flowers in the Snow (The Edenville Series, #1) by Danielle Stewart - Flowers in the Snow - Danielle Stewart - 1/25/2018

6. Green:
An Irish Country Doctor (Irish Country #1) by Patrick Taylor - An Irish Country Doctor - Patrick Taylor - 1/28/2018

7. Light Blue:

8. Dark Blue:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald's - 1/3/18

9. Purple:

10. Brown:

11. Black:
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham The Rooster Bar - John Grisham - 1/20/18

12. Metallic:

13. Read a book with at least 5 colors on the cover:

14. Read a book with a color in the title of the book:

15. Read a book with a word describing colors in the title:


message 4: by Jessica (bitsy 55) (last edited Jan 28, 2018 04:19PM) (new)

Jessica (bitsy 55) (bitsy55) | -6 comments LET'S TURN PAGES
Duration: January 1 to December 31, 2018
Read: 2,816/25,000


January:
Brave New World - Huxley, Aldous - *** - 1/1-1/2018 - 268 pages
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald - **** - 184 pages
Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate - ***** - 1/4/-1/5/2018 - 352 pages
The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne - *** - 1/9/2018 - 582 pages
All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr - ***** - 1/19/2018 - 531 pages
The Rooster Bar - John Grisham - ** - 1/20/2018 - 352 pages
Flowers in the Snow - Danielle Stewart - *** - 1/25/2018 - 195 pages
An Irish Country Doctor - Patrick Taylor - *** - 1/28/2018 - 352 pages

February:

March:

April:

May:

June:

July:

August:

September:

October:

November:

December:


message 5: by Jessica (bitsy 55) (last edited Jan 25, 2018 08:54AM) (new)

Jessica (bitsy 55) (bitsy55) | -6 comments POPSUGAR 2018 READING CHALLENGE
Duration January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Read: 6/50



1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen
2. True crime
3. The next book in a series you started
4. A book involving a heist
5. Nordic noir
6. A novel based on a real person
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you - All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr - 1/19/2018
8. A book with a time of day in the title
9. A book about a villain or antihero
10. A book about death or grief
11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist - The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne - 1/9/2018
13. A book that is also a stage play or musical
14. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
15. A book about feminism
16. A book about mental health
17. A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift - The Rooster Bar - John Grisham - 1/21/2018
18. A book by two authors
19. A book about or involving a sport
20. A book by a local author
21. A book with your favorite color in the title
22. A book with alliteration in the title
23. A book about time travel
24. A book with a weather element in the title - Flowers in the Snow - Danielle Stewart - 1/25/2018
25. A book set at sea
26. A book with an animal in the title
27. A book set on a different planet
28. A book with song lyrics in the titles
29. A book about or set in Halloween
30. A book with characters who are twins
31. A book mentioned in another book
32. A book from a celebrity book club
33. A childhood classic you’ve never read
34. A book that’s published in 2018
35. A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner - Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate - 1/4/-1/5/2018
36. A book set in the decade you were born
37. A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to - The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald's - 1/3/2018
38. A book with an ugly cover
39. A book that involves a bookstore or a library
40. You favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016, 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenges


***Advanced***
41. A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
42. A cyberpunk book
43. A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
44. A book tied to your ancestry
45. A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
46. An allegory
47. A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
48. A microhistory
49. A book about a problem facing society today
50. A book recommended by someone else taking the PopSugar Reading Challenge


message 6: by Jessica (bitsy 55) (last edited Jan 28, 2018 04:27PM) (new)

Jessica (bitsy 55) (bitsy55) | -6 comments GENRE BINGO CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018




Read: 6/25

B1: Humor
B2: Dystopian - Brave New World - Huxley, Aldous
B3: Young Adult
B4: Paranormal
B5: Childrens

I1: Biography
I2: Mystery
I3: Science
I4: Adventure
I5: Chick-Lit


N1: Travel
N2: Cozy Mystery
N3: New to Me
N4: Classic - The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
N5: Poetry


G1: WWI
G2: Goodreads Award Winner
G3: Suspense
G4: Fantasy
G5: Audio - The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne


O1: First in Series - Flowers in the Snow - Danielle Stewart
O2: Romance
O3: Historical Fiction - All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
O4: Family Saga - Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate
O5: Horror


message 7: by Jessica (bitsy 55) (last edited Jan 28, 2018 04:31PM) (new)

Jessica (bitsy 55) (bitsy55) | -6 comments Doctor, Doctor
Duration: Jan 1-Dec 31 2018
Level: Specialist
Read: 7/60


Below you will see the classic version of Operation, plus four more.
How many body parts can you remove (read)?

levels:
medical student: 2 from each version
resident: 3 to 4 from each version
intern: 5 to 6 from each version
physician assistant: 7 - 8 from each version
doctor: 9 to 10 from each version

Specialist - if you remove (read) all the parts for a particular version

Classic
Adam's Apple - read the first book in a series - Flowers in the Snow - Danielle Stewart - 1/25/2018
Broken Heart - read a romance book
Wrenched Ankle - read a book where a vehicle gets repaired
Butterflies in Stomach - read a thriller
Spare Ribs - read a book with two or more brothers in the story
Water on the Knee - read a book with water on the cover
Funny Bone - read a humorous book
Charley Horse - read a book with a cowboy or cowgirl in it
Writer's Cramp - read a printed book (not an ebook) - The Rooster Bar - John Grisham
The Ankle Bone Connected to the Knee Bone - read a book where the mc lies
Wish Bone - read a book from your TBR list
Bread Basket - read a book where the mc bakes

Shrek
Brain Freeze - read a book set during the wintertime
Ear Wax - read a book where the mc uses a candle
Pain in the Butt - read a book with an annoying character in it
Heartburn - read a book with fire on the cover
Onion Breath - read a book that someone else thought was stinky
Frog in the Throat - read a book where the neck is the focus of the cover
Chest Cold - read a book where the chest is the focus of the cover
Pixie Bites - read a fairy tale
Slugs and Grubs - read a book where the mc gardens
Green Thumb - read a book with a mostly green cover - An Irish Country Doctor - Patrick Taylor
An Irish Country Doctor (Irish Country #1) by Patrick Taylor
Mud Flaps - read a book with a truck on the cover
Humongous Fungus - read a book that is 400+ pages - The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne
Toe Jam - read a book where the mc goes barefoot

Homer Simpson
Pea Brain - read a book where the mc does something foolish
Hmm, Short Ribs - read a western book
Ear Wig - listen to an audio book
Rubber Neck - read a book with a car accident in it - The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pot Belly - read a book where the mc builds a fire
Trick Knee - read a book with a tricky character in it
Chip on Shoulder - read a book where the mc holds a grudge
Bowler's Thumb - read a book where the mc plays a sport
Elbow Macaroni - read a book with a Italian character in it
Heart of Gold - read a book where the mc is generous
Twisted Ankle - read a book where the mc has to run
Hammer Toe - read a book where the mc does home repairs

Spider Man
Web Head - read a book where the mc uses the internet
Crook in the Neck - read a book with a criminal in it
Mary Jane Jitters - read a book with a female name in the title
A-rack-nid-Ribs - read the 8th book in a series
Broken Web Shooter - read a book where a gun is used
Spider Cents - read a book with a poor mc
Costume Wedgie - read a book set in October
Web-Crawler's Knee - read a book with a toddler in it - Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate
Radioactive Spider Bite - read a post apocalyptic book
Symbiotic Ooze - read a book from a duology
Webbed Feet - read a book where the mc goes swimming

Nightmare Before Christmas
Flu Bug - read a book where the mc gets sick
Snake Bite - read a book where the mc gets bitten by something
Spider Veins - read a book with a vampire in it
Snake Eyes - read a book with a '1' on the cover
Crawling Flesh - read a creepy book
Split-A-Seam - read a funny book
Club Foot - read a book where the mc parties at night
Lock Jaw - read a book with a lock or key on the cover
Fingers Crossed - read a book that you hope will be good
Scorpion Sting - read a book whose title starts with 'S'
Dizzy Spell - read a book with a 'Z' on the cover
Bats Got Your Tongue - read a book where the mc has to stay quiet - All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr


message 8: by Jessica (bitsy 55) (last edited Jan 03, 2018 03:51PM) (new)

Jessica (bitsy 55) (bitsy55) | -6 comments MUST READ BOOKS
Duration: 1 January 2018-31 March 2018
Read: 2/3


1. Brave New World - Huxley, Aldous - *** - 1/1-1/2018
2. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald - **** - 1/3/2018
3.


message 9: by Jessica (bitsy 55) (last edited Jan 25, 2018 09:09AM) (new)

Jessica (bitsy 55) (bitsy55) | -6 comments JANUARY WORD SEARCH - COMPLETED
Duration: Jan 1-Jan 31 2018
Words: 0/20


WORDS: 20/20

Words

Apple-Brave New World - "...apart like a neatly divided apple." Chapter 13 location 2472
Clocks-Brave New World - "...all the four thousand electric clocks in all... " Chapter 10 location 1861
Confusion-Brave New World - "Confused, "I'll do anything " Chapter 13 location 2428
Cursed-Before We Were Yours - "eye, as if I've just cursed in church." Chapter 7 page 74
Disease-Brave New World - "remorses, what with all the diseases and the..." Chapter 3 location 565
Home-Brave New World - "...do you know waht a home was? " Chapter 3 location 485
Knees-Brave New World - "...the white stockings, the sunburnt knees... " Chapter 4 location 782
Lights-Brave New World - "...and as they sang, the lights began slowly to fade... " Chapter 5 location 1091
Saved-Before We Were Yours - "I'm saved from having to tell her that I'm not the person..." Chapter 3 page 23
Seas-Brave New World - "The multitudinous seas incarnadine" Chapter 7 location 1493
Singing-Brave New World - "...a sudden startling burst of singing... " Chapter 7 location 1447
Swim-Brave New World - "...Lenina had suggested a swim at Toquay .. " Chapter 6 location 1128
Tamed-Flowers in the Snow - "up until this point is tame compared to where this story goes," Chapter 8 page 68
Tides - All the Light We Cannot See - "At the highest tides, the sea creeps into the basement..." Chapter 5 page 11
Tiger-The Great Gatsby - "...I saw the skins of tigers flaming in his palace..." Chapter 4 page 67

Optional Words
Cold (must be exact)-Brave New World - "...embryos had a horror of cold,... " Chapter 1 location 226
Play (must be exact)-Brave New World - "...no, I don't want to play with Delta children. " Chapter 1 location 379
Opportunities-Brave New World - "...like ours, nobody has any opportunities for being noble... " Chapter 17 location 3049
Ticking-Before We Were Yours - "knocking me back onto the ticking." Chapter 24 page 303
Unsaid (must be exact)-Before We Were Yours - "perfect for a wedding hangs unsaid in the air" Chapter 9 page 90


message 10: by Jessica (bitsy 55) (last edited Jan 09, 2018 04:06AM) (new)

Jessica (bitsy 55) (bitsy55) | -6 comments I ♥ AUDIO BOOKS CHALLENGE
January 1, 2018 to Completion
Level 2


Progress: 35.5 / 500 hours

Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate - 1/5/18 14.5 hours
The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne 1/9/18 - 21 hours


message 11: by Jessica (bitsy 55) (last edited Jan 03, 2018 03:53PM) (new)

Jessica (bitsy 55) (bitsy55) | -6 comments GILMORE GIRLS COMPLETE READING LIST
January 1, to December 31, 2018
Read: 2/10


1. Brave New World - Huxley, Aldous - *** - 1/1-1/2018
2. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald - **** - 1/3/2018
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Jessica (bitsy 55) (bitsy55) | -6 comments Mystery Date Team Challenge
January 24, to February 14, 2018


Does anyone remember that old board game, Mystery Date?
This team challenge is based on that board game.

Here's how it works:
You decide which of the four categories you want to find a 'date' in. Roll a die. Read a book for the number you rolled. If you can't or don't want to read for that quality, a teammate can volunteer to read it for you. You cannot roll for a new 'date' until your book has been finished. You can read another team member's unwanted 'date' while waiting for your book to be finished.


The team with the most 'dates' read wins.

Rules:
Books must be 150 pages.
Poetry and graphic novels are not allowed.
Proof of the 'date's' quality must be provided by citing from the text of the book, i.e.; "'Where'd you get the scars?' he asked gently." p. 69 Shakespeare's Landlord

roll one die

Categories
Age
The main character must be:
1 - 12 and under
2 - a teenager
3 - in their twenties
4 - in their thirties
5 - 40 to 99 years old
6 - older than 100 or ageless/immortal

Vocation
The main character must be:
1 - a student
2 - in the military
3 - in a medical profession
4 - a detective/amateur sleuth/PI
5 - a business owner
6 - unemployed

Location
The main character must:
1 - live in Europe
2 - live on an island
3 - live in the USA
4 - live in a large city
5 - be traveling or visiting somewhere
6 - not live on Earth

Physical Attributes
The main character must:
1 - have blonde hair
2 - be very tall
3 - have a tattoo
4 - be able to change shape
5 - have scars
6 - have brown eyes

Date 1 Completed
Category-Roll-Task: Location - 3 - Live in the USA

Book: Flowers in the Snow - Danielle Stewart- Pages: 195 pages - 1/25/2018
Proof: Well, I guess that would be around 1961, right here in Edenville. I was eleven years old..." Chapter 1 page 14.

Date 2 Completed
Category-Roll-Task: Vocation - 3 - In A Medical Profession

Book: An Irish Country Doctor - Patrick Taylor - Pages: 352 - 1/28/2018
Proof: "Barry Laverty-Doctor Barry Laverty his houseman's year just finished, ink barely dry on his degree..." Chapter 1 page 13.


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