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message 1: by Emily (last edited Dec 27, 2017 10:07AM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments REQUIREMENTS
Each round must have one book from each zodiac sign

Badge One – 12 books (1 round)
Badge Two – 24 additional books (2 rounds)
Badge Three – 24 additional books (2 rounds)
Badge Four – 24 additional books (2 rounds)

Reporting in thread

1. Challenge Progress: Identify where you are in the challenge – Badge 1, book 1 (2, 3, 4, etc.)
2. Task – List Zodiac Sign and Category
3. Link to book read. If the cover is part of the task, link the cover of the edition you read as well.
4. If not obvious, state how the book fits the criteria.
5. Specifications required in the task. Some tasks require that you report specific thing. IE – a) The “twins” task is to read a book that has two different titles. You are required to link the alternative title. b) If a task requires that you read a book from a Listopia, you need to identify which page number it was on so that it can be verified.


Reporting for badge

When you finish a badge requirement, you will need to post in the Year Long Reporting Thread as follows:
Badge Requesting (One, Two, Three or Four)
1. Aries, Category, Title
2. Taurus, Category, Title
3.
4…… continuing to 12


message 2: by Emily (last edited Sep 13, 2018 03:50PM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments PLANNING
ARIES
Month - March
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title

Symbol - Ram
Read a book where a truck is on the cover, or the protagonist drives a truck.

Element - Fire
Read a book where 70% of the cover is red.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Zodiac - Falcon
Read a book set primarily in Iraq, Syria, or Turkey.
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State

Stone - Opal
Read a book set between 1750 and 1850.
The Invention of Wings

Superhero - Ares
Read a book shelved as mythology, or has the word “God” in the title. Plurals are accepted.
Their Eyes Were Watching God


Actor - Tim Curry
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.
The Three Musketeers


TAURUS
Month - April
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title

Symbol - Bull
Read a book from this list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1..., OR where “western” is listed on the main book page as a main genre. In your personal thread report, list the page number where the book is found if it was selected from the list.
Lonesome Dove

Element - Earth
Read a book where 70% of the cover is black.
The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

Zodiac - Beaver
Read a book where the majority of it is set in Canada, or written by a Canadian author.
Alias Grace

Stone - Jasper
Read a book where illness (mental, emotional or physical) is a major theme.
The Bell Jar

Superhero - Rhino
Read a book with Villain in the title. Series titles are included for this task.

Actor - Audrey Hepburn
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.
War and Peace

GEMINI
Month - May
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title

Symbol - Twins
Read a book that has more than one title. For example, we recently read The Warded Man/The Painted Man. In your personal thread report, link both titles with the edition you read linked first.

Element - Air
Read a book where 70% of the cover is white.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Zodiac - Deer
Read a book where the majority of it is set in Scotland, or written by a Scottish author.
The Night Circus

Stone - Agate
Read a book with a face in profile on the cover. An actual cameo on the cover will be accepted.
The Gathering
The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1) by Kelley Armstrong

Superhero - Copycat
Read a book from the dystopian genre, or set in the future. The word “Dystopian” needs to be listed as a genre on the main book page.

Actor - Johnny Depp
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape


message 3: by Emily (last edited Sep 13, 2018 03:45PM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments PLANNING
CANCER
Month - June
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title

Symbol - Crab
These are the names of common crab varieties: Coconut, Hermit, Horseshoe, King, Japanese Spider, Dungeness, Rock, Snow, Blue, or Fiddler Crab. Read a book with any of those words (other than “crab”) in the title.
Snow Falling on Cedars

Element - Water
Read a book where 70% of the cover is blue.
High Voltage
High Voltage (Fever, #10) by Karen Marie Moning

Zodiac - Woodpecker
Read a book set primarily in a South American country, or by a South American author.
Love in the Time of Cholera

Stone - Rose quartz
Read a book with a rose(s) on the cover, or the cover is 75% pink in colour.

Superhero - Sandman
Read a book in the horror genre. The word “Horror” needs to be listed on the main book page.

Actor - Meryl Streep
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.
Sophie's Choice

LEO
Month - July
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title

Symbol - Lion
Read a book that is set entirely in Africa.
The Poisonwood Bible

Element - Fire
Read a book with a significant amount of fire on the cover.

Zodiac - Salmon
Read a book that is set in the Pacific Northwest Canada or United States.
Fall Into You

Stone - Carnelian
ancient egypt
The Memoirs of Cleopatra

Superhero - Kraven the Hunter
Read a book where the main character is over 60 years old.
The Old Man and the Sea

Actor - Sean Penn
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.


VIRGO
Month - August
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title
The Guns of August

Symbol - Maiden
Read a book where the protagonist is a girl or young woman under the age of 20 and is unmarried.
Howl's Moving Castle

Element - Earth
Read a book with an Earth-like planet on the cover.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams

Zodiac - Bear
Read a book where the majority of it is set in Russia, or written by a Russian author.
The Bronze Horseman

Stone - Amethyst
Read a book where the main character is a king, queen, prince, or princess.
Red Queen

Superhero - Rogue
Read a book with bird(s) on the cover OR the word “Raven” is in the title. Plurals are accepted.
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Actor - Anne Meara
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.


message 4: by Emily (last edited Mar 21, 2018 09:03AM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments PLANNING
LIBRA
Month - September
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title

Symbol - Scales
Read a legal thriller using this Genre page as a tool https://www.goodreads.com/genres/lega.... Explain how your book fits this genre.

Element - Air
Read a book with a significant amount of clouds on the cover.
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Zodiac - Raven
Read a book that is set primarily in New Zealand or is written by a New Zealand author.
Den of Wolves

Stone - Azurite
Read a book set in the Renaissance period from 1400 – 1700.
Caleb's Crossing

Superhero - Judge Dredd
Read a book set between 1977 and 2000.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Actor - Viggo Mortensen
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.
The Road

SCORPIO
Month - October
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title

Symbol - Scorpion
Read a book that has “Poison” in the title (may be imbedded in other words like poisoner, poisonwood, poisoning), OR contains the name of a poison (arsenic, oleander, etc) in the title, OR has a bottle of poison on the cover. If using a name of a poison, please provide link to definition that it is a poison in your personal thread report.
Poison Study

Element - Water
Read a book with a significant amount of water on the cover.
A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories
A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories by Norman Maclean

Zodiac - Snake
Read a book where the majority of it is set in Australia, or written by an Australian author.
The Husband's Secret

Stone - Copper
Read a book with a metal weapon or tool on the cover.
Oathbringer

Superhero - Anti-Venom
Read a book that is a stand-alone book in the Science Fiction genre. The genre must show on the main book page.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Actor - Jodie Foster
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.


SAGITTARIUS
Month - November
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title

Symbol - Archer
Read a book that is written by a Native American author or about Native American culture.
The Orenda

Element - Fire
Read a book with “Fire” in the title. Exact word.

Zodiac - Owl
Read a book where the majority of it is set in Greece or Crete, or written by a Greek author.
The Song of Achilles

Stone - Obsidian
Read a book set in Hawaii.
Honolulu

Superhero - Hawkeye
Read a new release in 2018, never previously published.
Still Me

Actor - Ralph Fiennes
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.
Schindler's List


message 5: by Emily (last edited Mar 21, 2018 10:00AM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments PLANNING
CAPRICORN
Month - December
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title

Symbol - Goat
Read a book that is shelved as Scandinavian Literature using this genre page as a tool: https://www.goodreads.com/genres/scan.... Explain how your book fits this genre.
Beartown

Element - Earth
Read a book with “Earth” in the title. Exact word.
The Pillars of the Earth

Zodiac - Snow goose
Concentrated areas appear to be Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. Migrate like the birds and read a book set primarily in one of those areas.
No Country for Old Men

Stone - Quartz
Read a time-travel book. The words “Time Travel” must be on the main book page as a genre.

Superhero - Cannonball
Read a book about the American Civil War, or about the Napoleonic War.
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Actor - Sissy Spacek
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.

AQUARIUS
Month - January
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title

Symbol - Water-bearer
Read a book that has an urn, jug, or other vessel used for holding water. (Glasses, cups, mugs are accepted).
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie

Element - Air
Read a book with “Air” in the title. Exact word.

Zodiac - Otter
Read a book set primarily in Switzerland or the Netherlands, or by Swiss or Dutch authors.
The Magic Mountain

Stone - Turquoise
Read a book where the main theme is magic.
Practical Magic

Superhero - Aquaman
Read a book with Atlantis or Poseidon in the title.

Actor - John Hurt
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.
Watership Down

PISCES
Month - February
Read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title

Symbol - Fish
Read a book set near or on a lake or river, OR the words Lake or River are in the title, or is the author’s name. If going for title or author, the words must be exact. Plurals will be accepted.
The Lake House

Element - Water
Read a book with “Water” in the title. Exact word.

Zodiac - Wolf
Read a book set primarily in Alberta, Montana, Idaho, or Wyoming.
Angle of Repose

Stone - Jade
Read a book set in China.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Superhero - Siren
Other similar spirits are, banshee, harpy, kelpie, mermaid, nymph, and rusalka (had to add it in). Read a book with “siren” or one of the alternate names in the title.

Actor - Glenn Close
Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title.
Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author.
The House of the Spirits


message 6: by Emily (last edited Sep 13, 2018 03:46PM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments BADGE 1 - ROUND 1
Aries - Zodiac - Set in Iraq - The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State
Taurus -
Gemini - Elements - 70% of the cover is white Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Cancer - Elements - Water 70% blue cover - High Voltage
High Voltage (Fever, #10) by Karen Marie Moning
Leo - set in US Fall Into You
Virgo -
Libra -
Scorpio -
Sagittarius - Superheroes - 2018 release - Still Me
Capricorn -
Aquarius -
Pisces -


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