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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13373 comments Mod
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This month's race will be along New York State's Oswegatchie River. The Oswegatchie Educational Center is sponsoring a rubber ducky race as a fund raiser for their summer camp program. I couldn't find any information on how far the ducks float down the river, so we'll pretend they go the whole 137 mile length.

2017 AdironDuck Race

Duration: April 1 - 30, 2018
Books must be at least 200 pages.

Rereads are okay.
mc = main character

Your rubber ducky must go at least 137 miles.
You do not have to read different categories.

To go 46 miles, read a book:
with a dog in the story *
that is humorous
where the mc eats duck
with a lot of yellow on the cover
set in New York City or State
where time is spent on a farm
written before 1940
where the mc takes a bath
published in 2013 *
set in Europe *
with a bird on the cover
with a character named Ernie, Ernest or Ernestine in the story *
the title or author's name starts with 'D', 'U', 'C', or 'K'
that is not made of paper (in other words, read an ebook) *

* The first rubber ducks were intended as chew toys.
* In 2013, the rubber duck was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.
* The world's largest rubber duck was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.
* Ernie and his Rubber Duckie
* Now rubber ducks are made of vinyl plastic.


message 2: by Rissa (last edited Apr 25, 2018 01:53PM) (new)

Rissa | 437 comments My spot! :)

This month's race will be along New York State's Oswegatchie River. The Oswegatchie Educational Center is sponsoring a rubber ducky race as a fund raiser for their summer camp program. I couldn't find any information on how far the ducks float down the river, so we'll pretend they go the whole 137 mile length.

Your rubber ducky must go at least 137 miles.
You do not have to read different categories.
FINISHED 184/137!

(Duration: April 1 - 30, 2018
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Rereads are okay.
mc = main character)

To go 46 miles, read a book:
with a dog in the story finished 4/7/2018 All I Want by Stella Starling
that is humorous
where the mc eats duck finished 4/5/2018 Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday
with a lot of yellow on the cover
set in New York City or State
where time is spent on a farm
written before 1940
where the mc takes a bath
published in 2013 finished 4/13/2018 Junk by Josephine Myles
set in Europe
with a bird on the cover
with a character named Ernie, Ernest or Ernestine in the story
the title or author's name starts with 'D', 'U', 'C', or 'K'
that is not made of paper (in other words, read an ebook) finished 4/11/2018 The Mermaid Murders by Josh Lanyon


message 3: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Question? There's only one category ... 46 miles.

Just want to be sure ...


message 4: by Book Concierge (last edited May 01, 2018 04:38PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Book It To the Finish Line - Oswegatchie Adiron-Duck Race
Begins: 01Apr18 / Ends: 30Apr18


506 / 137 miles traveled
11 books read


To go 46 miles, read a book:
with a dog in the story - Old Heart ✔ – 05Apr18
that is humorous - Lucky Jim ✔ – 12Apr18
where the mc eats duck - We Band of Angels ✔ - 19Apr18
with a lot of yellow on the cover - Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill by N.M. Kelby ✔ – 02Apr18
set in New York City - The Nest ✔ – 01Apr18
where time is spent on a farm - A Thread of Grace ✔ - 20Apr18
written before 1940
where the mc takes a bath - The Swans of Fifth Avenue ✔ - 13Apr18
published in 2013
set in Europe - Trains and Lovers ✔ – 04Apr18
with a bird on the cover - Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear ✔ – 08Apr18
with a character named Ernie, Ernest or Ernestine in the story
the title starts with 'D', 'U', 'C', or 'K' - Dispatches from the Edge ✔ - 13Apr18
that is not made of paper - Audio book - So Brave, Young and Handsome ✔ – 10Apr18



message 5: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Mar 29, 2018 03:19PM) (new)

Lanelle | 13373 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "Question? There's only one category ... 46 miles.

Just want to be sure ..."


Each book will take you 46 miles. You'll need to read at least three books to go 137 miles. You don't have to read from three different tasks. Sorry I wasn't more clear on the instructions.


message 6: by Mave (new)

Mave | 192 comments Book It To the Finish Line - Oswegatchie Adiron-Duck Race
Begins: 01Apr18 / Ends: 30Apr18

0 / 137 miles traveled
0 books read


To go 46 miles, read a book
with a dog in the story
that is humorous
where the mc eats duck
with a lot of yellow on the cover
set in New York City or State
where time is spent on a farm
written before 1940
where the mc takes a bath
published in 2013
set in Europe
with a bird on the cover
with a character named Ernie, Ernest or Ernestine in the story
the title or author's name starts with 'D', 'U', 'C', or 'K'
that is not made of paper


message 7: by Kay (last edited Apr 10, 2018 06:46AM) (new)

Kay M (angeleyes003) | 97 comments Book it to the Finish Line!
Duration: April 1 - 30, 2018

Your rubber ducky must go at least 137 miles.
You do not have to read different categories.

Miles traveled so far: 276

To go 46 miles, read a book:
with a dog in the story *
that is humorous: Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims - 5/4/18
where the mc eats duck
with a lot of yellow on the cover
set in New York City or State: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward - 7/4/18
where time is spent on a farm
written before 1940
where the mc takes a bath: Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole - 10/4/18
published in 2013 *
set in Europe: The St. Tropez Lonely Hearts Club by Joan Collins - 8/4/18
with a bird on the cover
with a character named Ernie, Ernest or Ernestine in the story *
the title or author's name starts with 'D', 'U', 'C', or 'K': The Unmumsy Mum Diary by Sarah Turner - 6/4/18
that is not made of paper (in other words, read an ebook): A Hero to Keep by Susan Gable - 1/4/18

Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10) by J.R. Ward Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark, #11) by Kresley Cole The St. Tropez Lonely Hearts Club by Joan Collins The Unmumsy Mum Diary by Sarah Turner A Hero to Keep (Hawkins Brothers #1) by Susan Gable

* The first rubber ducks were intended as chew toys.
* In 2013, the rubber duck was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.
* The world's largest rubber duck was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.
* Ernie and his Rubber Duckie
* Now rubber ducks are made of vinyl plastic.


message 8: by Cindy III (last edited Apr 09, 2018 01:53PM) (new)

Cindy III | 324 comments Book It to the Finish Line April 2017 AdironDuck Race
Duration: April 1 - 30, 2018
Books must be at least 200 pages.

Your rubber ducky must go at least 0/137 miles.
You do not have to read different categories.

To go 46 miles, read a book:
with a dog in the story *
that is humorous
where the mc eats duck
with a lot of yellow on the cover
set in New York City or State
where time is spent on a farm
written before 1940
where the mc takes a bath
published in 2013 *
set in Europe *
with a bird on the cover The Lightning Dreamer Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle
with a character named Ernie, Ernest or Ernestine in the story *
the title or author's name starts with 'D', 'U', 'C', or 'K'
that is not made of paper (in other words, read an ebook) * The Firefly Letters

* The first rubber ducks were intended as chew toys.
* In 2013, the rubber duck was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.
* The world's largest rubber duck was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.
* Ernie and his Rubber Duckie
* Now rubber ducks are made of vinyl plastic.


message 9: by Cait S (last edited Apr 11, 2018 07:30AM) (new)

Cait S April Race

Progress: 138/137 miles


Finished 4/11/2018!

To go 46 miles, read a book:

Published in 2013:
- Leaving Haven by Kathleen McCleary 4/8/2018
With a bird on the cover:
- The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz 4/3/2018
The title or author's name starts with 'D', 'U', 'C', or 'K'.
- Wishtree by Katherine Applegate 4/11/2018


message 10: by Rachel (last edited Apr 29, 2018 10:36AM) (new)

Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 650 comments To go 46 miles, read a book:
with a dog in the story The Hunger by Alma Katsu Finished 4/3/18
that is humorous
where the mc eats duck
with a lot of yellow on the cover
set in New York City or State
where time is spent on a farm
written before 1940
where the mc takes a bath Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller Finished 4/28/18
published in 2013 *
set in Europe Slade House by David Mitchell finished 4/9/18
with a bird on the cover
with a character named Ernie, Ernest or Ernestine in the story *
the title or author's name starts with 'D', 'U', 'C', or 'K'
that is not made of paper (in other words, read an ebook) Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman Finished 4/28/18


message 11: by Rissa (new)

Rissa | 437 comments Finished! See message 3! :)


message 12: by Jane (last edited May 02, 2018 07:46AM) (new)

Jane (janejonesreviews) | 70 comments Duration: April 1 - 30, 2018 414/137 miles
Books must be at least 200 pages.
Rereads are okay.
mc = main character

Your rubber ducky must go at least 137 miles.
You do not have to read different categories.

To go 46 miles, read a book:
with a dog in the story ~ 297 pages ~ mc had 3 dogs & adopted a stray ~ Forever Yours, Sweetheart ~ 04-24
that is humorous ~ 280 pages ~ over 50 father writes of his experiences from prenatal, birth through 3 years of his daughter ~ OG Dad ~ 04-04
where the mc eats duck
with a lot of yellow on the cover ~ 367 Pages ~ Half cove yellow sunset sky ~ Slow Burn Cowboy ~ 04-18
set in New York City or State ~ 249 Pages ~ Set in New York City ~ Logan ~Wild Boys After Dark ~ 04-26
where time is spent on a farm ~ 316 pages ~ witness protection on a working ranch (farm) ~ Reese's Cowboy Kiss ~ 04-09
written before 1940
where the mc takes a bath
published in 2013 ~ 264 Pages ~ Published 12-14-2013 ~ Ties that Bind ~ 04-19
set in Europe ~ 416 Pages ~ Set in the 1700's in England ~ Wicked Intentions ~ 04-30
with a bird on the cover
with a character named Ernie, Ernest or Ernestine in the story *
the title or author's name starts with 'D', 'U', 'C', or 'K' ~ 364 Pages ~ Author: Heather Day Gilbert ~ Miranda's Warning ~ 04-03
that is not made of paper (in other words, read an ebook) ~ 330 Pages ~ Read a Kindle eBook ~ Lies We Never See ~ 04-21

Forever Yours, Sweetheart by Roxanne Snopek OG Dad by Jerry Stahl Slow Burn Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #7) by Maisey Yates Wild Boys After Dark Logan (Wild Boys After Dark, #1; Billionaires After Dark #1; Love in Bloom #43) by Melissa Foster Reese's Cowboy Kiss Witness Protection - Rancher Style Blake's Story (Sweet Montana Bride #1) by Kimberly Krey Ties That Bind (Madison Knight, #1) by Carolyn Arnold Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt Miranda Warning (A Murder in the Mountains, #1) by Heather Day Gilbert Lies We Never See by Michael Lindley


message 13: by Rachel (last edited Apr 29, 2018 10:36AM) (new)

Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 650 comments Message 11. Ended up reading 2 books.

EDIT: Thanks to the readathon over the weekend, I was able to add 2 more books! yay!


message 14: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Update Message # 5 - Challenge completed ... and then some. 506 miles!


message 15: by Marla (new)

 Marla | 789 comments Book it to the Finish Line! April 2018
Oswegatchie River Adiron Duck Race
Duration: 4/1/18 - 4/30/18
Progress: 322 of 137 miles

Your rubber ducky must go at least 137 miles.
You do not have to read different categories.

To go 46 miles, read a book:
with a dog in the story *
Dark Summer by Iris Johansen (4/4/18)
that is humorous
where the mc eats duck
with a lot of yellow on the cover
Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian by Lara Adrian (4/28/18)
set in New York City or State
where time is spent on a farm
written before 1940
where the mc takes a bath
The Moon Dwellers by David Estes (reread 4/7/18)
published in 2013 *
partially set in Europe *
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani (4/18/18)
with a bird on the cover
The Journey (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #2) by Kathryn Lasky by Kathryn Lasky (4/8/18)
with a character named Ernie, Ernest or Ernestine in the story *
the title or author's name starts with 'D', 'U', 'C', or 'K'
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (4/16/18)
that is not made of paper (in other words, read an ebook) *
The Capture by Kathryn Lasky (4/3/18)


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