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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Jul 29, 2014 10:53AM) (new)

Lanelle | 14200 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge formerly known as August (or whatever month) in History.

There are no levels for this challenge. Read as many or as few books as you want. You can even double up on a number if you choose. Re-reads are allowed. No page limits. Be creative. Don't forget to rate and date your book.

Duration: 8/1/14 – 8/31/14

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August 5, 1962 - Film star Marilyn Monroe died at age 36 from an overdose of sleeping pills. She made 29 films during her career and came to symbolize Hollywood glamour.


1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) - Read a book that takes place in a large city that might be considered dangerous.

2. All About Eve (1950) - Read a book with a character named Eve, Marilyn, Norma, Jeane or a character who uses a pseudonym/fake name.

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Read a book with a blonde character.

4. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) - Read a book with a wealthy character in it.

5. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) - Read a book with a character involved in show business (ie: artist, performer, writer, musician, etc.).

6. Seven Year Itch (1955) - Read a book with a white dress on the cover or that is the seventh book in a series.

7. Bus Stop (1956) - Read a book where a main character uses a form of public transportation.

8. Some Like It Hot (1959) - Read a book with a hot cover.

9. Let’s Make Love (1960) - Read a second chance romance.

10. The Misfits (1961) - Read a book where a main character doesn't seem to fit in, is different from others, or is not easily accepted.


message 2: by Taya (last edited Aug 28, 2014 08:23AM) (new)

Taya | 295 comments What Happened on August 5, 1962?
Duration: August 1-31

8/8 READ

1. Dangerous large city:Vices - 8/27 - 3 stars

√ 2.Blonde character: Road of No Return - 8/2 - 4 stars

√ 3. Wealthy character:Broken Neon - 8/10 - 3 stars

√ 4. Involved in show business (ie: artist, performer, writer, musician, etc.) character:Being Sawyer Knight - 8/11 - 4 stars

√ 5.MCs uses a form of public transportation:Embracing His Syn - 8/5 - 3 stars

√ 6.Hot cover:Geeking Out on 11C - 8/9 - 4 stars

7. Second chance romance:Savage Love - 8/15 - 4 stars

√ 8. The Misfits character: Brokedown Hearts - 8/13 - 4 stars

* COMPLETED BOOKS
Road of No Return (Sex & Mayhem, #1) by K.A. Merikan Embracing His Syn by A.E. Via Broken Neon by Tyler Robbins Being Sawyer Knight (Souls of the Knight, #1) by Nicola Haken Geeking Out on 11C by L.L. Bucknor Brokedown Hearts (Foster Siblings #3) by Cameron Dane Vices (Cold Hard Truths, #1) by Nash Summers Savage Love (Assassin/Shifter #23) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion


message 3: by Leslie (last edited Jul 29, 2014 07:31PM) (new)

Leslie | 757 comments I'm looking around for different books, and I found that I could probably do 6 or 7 white dresses :) I just looked, and I have 18 covers with white dresses!


message 4: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14200 comments Mod
Wow! 18 white dress covers. How many of those are you going to read?


message 5: by Leslie (last edited Aug 09, 2014 03:25PM) (new)

Leslie | 757 comments lol, probably just one. Still looking for books that fit into other categories.

Okay:
dangerous city (London) - Wicked Widow 8/7
a blonde character - The Grand Finale 8/1
a wealthy character - Zinnia 8/2
using public transportation - Improper English 8/2
main character doesn't seem to fit in - The Wicked Ways of a True Hero 8/3
a character from show business - The Scandalous Life of a True Lady 8/4
a pseudonym - Truly Yours 8/5
a hot cover - Hot on Her Trail 8/8
white dress on cover - Cowboy Heat 8/8
2nd chance romance - Burning Love (Hell Yeah! Cajun Style, #1) 8/9


message 6: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 01, 2014 09:55AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1926 comments I'll shoot for 5.


What Happened on August 5, 1962?

READ: 6/5

✔1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) - Read a book that takes place in a large city that might be considered dangerous.
On the Prowl (The Others, #6) by Christine Warren On the Prowl - Christine Warren (NYC) 8/4

✔2. All About Eve (1950) - Read a book with a character named Eve, Marilyn, Norma, Jeane or a character who uses a pseudonym/fake name.
Can't Buy Me Love (Crooked Creek Ranch, #1) by Molly O'Keefe Can't Buy Me Love - Molly O'Keefe 8/21

✔3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Read a book with a blonde character.
Feel the Heat (Black Ops, #4) by Cindy Gerard Feel the Heat - Cindy Gerard 8/16

✔6. Seven Year Itch (1955) - Read a book with a white dress on the cover or that is the seventh book in a series.
White Wedding by Ursula Sinclair White Wedding - Ursula Sinclair 8/11

✔8. Some Like It Hot (1959) - Read a book with a hot cover.
Heart of Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon, #8) by Alyssa Day Heart of Atlantis - Alyssa Day 8/11

✔10. The Misfits (1961) - Read a book where a main character doesn't seem to fit in, is different from others, or is not easily accepted.
Tall, Dark & Lonely (Pyte/Sentinel, #1) by R.L. Mathewson Tall, Dark & Lonely - R.L. Mathewson 8/13

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 7: by Book Concierge (last edited Aug 29, 2014 01:49PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2357 comments What Happened on August 5, 1962
Begins: 01Aug14 / Ends: 31Aug14



9/10 completed



1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) - Read a book that takes place in a large city that might be considered dangerous. - BERLIN - In the Garden of Beasts: ✔ – 05Aug14

2. All About Eve (1950) - Read a book with a character named Jeane. - JEAN Paget in A Town Like Alice ✔ – 05Aug14

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Read a book with a blonde character. - GOLDY in The Last Suppers ✔ – 07Aug14

4. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) - Read a book with a wealthy character in it. - The WHITNEY family in The Day the Music Died ✔ – 20Aug14

5. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) - Read a book with a character involved in show business. - Actors and producers in Enter A Murderer ✔ – 28Aug14

6. Seven Year Itch (1955) - Read a book with a white dress on the cover or that is the seventh book in a series.

7. Bus Stop (1956) - Read a book where a main character uses a form of public transportation. - The Unbearable Lightness of Being ✔ – 13Aug14 (Tereza rides the bus, of course.)

8. Some Like It Hot (1959) - Read a book with a hot cover. - HOT as in baking in the sun ... A Carrion Death ✔ – 23Aug14

9. Let’s Make Love (1960) - Read a second chance romance. - Outlander ✔ – 02Aug14

10. The Misfits (1961) - Read a book where a main character doesn't seem to fit in, is different from others, or is not easily accepted. - MARTY in Endangered Species ✔ – 11Aug14


message 8: by Jonquil (last edited Aug 17, 2014 12:17PM) (new)

Jonquil | 699 comments 10/10 READ

1.Dangerous metropolis: bad things happen to people who won't be missed in alt-universe Chicago Night of the Loving Dead 8/2 ★★★
2.uses a pseudonym/fake name: CIA Assassin "Soldier of Fortune" Redding takes the place of and impersonates a beauty queen librarian to hide in Sinful, LA, pop 262. Louisiana Longshot 8/1 ★★★★★
3.Blonde character: Candice Olson Everyday Elegance 8/9 ★★
4. Wealthy character: Maximilian Oceanus Spellbound Falls 8/15 ★★★
5. Involved in show business: rock stars Independence Hall 8/5 ★★★
6. white dress on the cover:Merely Magic 8/11 ★★
7. MC uses public transportation: Jessica Fletcher because she can't drive Murder, She Wrote: Aloha Betrayed 8/16 ★★★
8. Hot cover: flames! giggle, giggle Inkheart 8/12 ★★
9. Second chance romance: The Girl's Guide to (Man) Hunting 8/4 ★★
10. Misfit character: Searching for Dragons goodreads summary: "an un-ordinary king and an extraordinary princess, a couple of kooky giants, an overzealous magician, a loyal and helpful witch, and a host of evil and dangerous wizards 8/2 ★★★★★
Merely Magic (Magic, #1) by Patricia Rice Louisiana Longshot (Miss Fortune Mystery #1) by Jana Deleon Night of the Loving Dead (Pepper Martin #4) by Casey Daniels Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #2) by Patricia C. Wrede Inkheart (Inkworld, #1) by Cornelia Funke Murder, She Wrote Aloha Betrayed (Murder She Wrote #41) by Jessica Fletcher Spellbound Falls (Spellbound Falls #1) by Janet Chapman The Girl's Guide to (Man) Hunting (Bluebonnet, #1) by Jessica Clare


message 9: by NayNay (last edited Aug 18, 2014 06:29AM) (new)

NayNay What Happened on August 5, 1962?
Duration:
August 01/14 - August 31/14

1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) -
Read a book that takes place in a large city that might be considered dangerous.
Brazen by Katherine Longshore Brazen by Katherine Longshore 08/04/14 **** (London 16th century)

2. All About Eve (1950) -
Read a book with a character named Eve, Marilyn, Norma, Jeane or a character who uses a pseudonym/fake name.
The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith 08/02/14 **** ( Perkin Warbeck - Richard, duke of York) fake name

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) -
Read a book with a blonde character.
Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh 08/01/14 ****

4. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) -
Read a book with a wealthy character in it.
Elizabeth of York A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir Elizabeth of York by Alison Weir 08/07/14 ****

5. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) - Read a book with a character involved in show business (ie: artist, performer, writer, musician, etc.).
The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank 08/08/14 *** (artist)

6. Seven Year Itch (1955) -
Read a book with a white dress on the cover or that is the seventh book in a series.
The White Princess (The Cousins' War #5) by Philippa Gregory The White Princess by Philippa Gregory 08/10/14 ***

7. Bus Stop (1956) -
Read a book where a main character uses a form of public transportation.
Bristol House by Beverly Swerling Bristol House by Beverly Swerling 08/12/14 ****

8. Some Like It Hot (1959) -
Read a book with a hot cover.
The Wedding Shroud - A Tale of Ancient Rome (Tales of Ancient Rome #1) by Elisabeth Storrs The Wedding Shroud by Elisabeth Storrs 08/17/14 ****

9. Let’s Make Love (1960) -
Read a second chance romance.
The Secret Keeper A Novel of Kateryn Parr (Ladies in Waiting #2) by Sandra Byrd The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr by Sandra Byrd 08/09/14 ****

10. The Misfits (1961) -
Read a book where a main character doesn't seem to fit in, is different from others, or is not easily accepted.
The Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan The Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan 08/03/14 ****


message 10: by Lisa (last edited Aug 21, 2014 10:06AM) (new)

Lisa August 2014

5/5

1. Liesl and Po 8-11-14
2. Escape Under the Forever Sky 8-5-14
3. Listen 8-3-14
6. Dark Companion 8-21-14
10. Before I Die 8-14-14


message 11: by Mave (new)

Mave | 192 comments I'm in!
What Happened on August 5, 1962
Begins: 01Aug14 / Ends: 31Aug14

0/10 completes



1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) - Read a book that takes place in a large city that might be considered dangerous.

2. All About Eve (1950) - Read a book with a character named Eve, Marilyn, Norma, Jeane or a character who uses a pseudonym/fake name.

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Read a book with a blonde character.

4. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) - Read a book with a wealthy character in it.

5. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) - Read a book with a character involved in show business (ie: artist, performer, writer, musician, etc.).

6. Seven Year Itch (1955) - Read a book with a white dress on the cover or that is the seventh book in a series.

7. Bus Stop (1956) - Read a book where a main character uses a form of public transportation.

8. Some Like It Hot (1959) - Read a book with a hot cover.

9. Let’s Make Love (1960) - Read a second chance romance.

10. The Misfits (1961) - Read a book where a main character doesn't seem to fit in, is different from others, or is not easily accepted


message 12: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Aug 21, 2014 05:33PM) (new)

Lanelle | 14200 comments Mod
I'm in!

1. The Asphalt Jungle - takes place in a large city - The Problem with Black Magic - 8/2/14 *** - Cassie goes to New York City and gets kidnapped

2. All About Eve - a character named Eve - The Grand Tour - 8/6/14 *** - the evil henchwoman's name is Eve Marie

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - a blonde character - Paranormal Public - 8/7/14 **** Sipythia has spiky blonde hair

4. How to Marry a Millionaire - a wealthy character - Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne - 8/9/14 **** Johnny owns a Jaguar, an Aston Martin, a Stingray Corvette and a Lamborghini. He's wealthy.

5. There’s No Business Like Show Business - a character involved in show business

6. Seven Year Itch - a white dress on the cover - To Sleep No More - 8/6/14 ***

7. Bus Stop - a main character uses a form of public transportation - Those Who Hunt the Night - 8/21/14 **** "Ysidro summoned a cab..."

8. Some Like It Hot - a hot cover - A School for Villains - 8/4/14 **
another hot cover - Saving Oliver - 8/9/14 ****

9. Let’s Make Love - a second chance romance - "Last Chance Cafe" by Amanda Stevens - 8/9/14 ****

10. The Misfits - main character is not easily accepted - Scandal's Daughter - 8/6/14 *** Diantha is illegitimate


message 13: by ☀Rachael☀ (last edited Aug 19, 2014 07:13AM) (new)

☀Rachael☀ (jimbunni) Duration: 8/1/14 – 8/31/14

1. The Asphalt Jungle ---- Shadows before the sun ---- Kelly Gay
2. All About Eve ---- Raising innocence ---- Shannon Mayer
3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ---- Blade Song ---- J.C. Daniels
4. How to Marry a Millionaire ---- Shadowed Threads ---- Shannon Mayer
5. There’s No Business Like Show Business ---- A Kiss Before the Apocalypse ---- Thomas Sniegoski
6. Seven Year Itch ---- The Undead Pool ---- Kim Harrison
7. Bus Stop ---- Aurora Sky ---- Nikki Jefford
8. Some Like It Hot ---- Under the Final Moon ---- Hannah Jayne
9. Let’s Make Love ---- A Discovery of Witches ---- Deborah Harkness
10. The Misfits ---- Zombies sold separately ---- Cheyenne McCray

10/10
Blade Song (Colbana Files #1) by J.C. Daniels A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness Raising Innocence (Rylee Adamson, #3) by Shannon Mayer Zombies Sold Separately (Night Tracker, #4) by Cheyenne McCray Shadows Before the Sun (Charlie Madigan #4) by Kelly Gay A Kiss Before the Apocalypse (Remy Chandler, #1) by Thomas E. Sniegoski Under the Final Moon (Underworld Detection Agency, #6) by Hannah Jayne Shadowed Threads (Rylee Adamson, #4) by Shannon Mayer Aurora Sky (Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter, #1) by Nikki Jefford The Undead Pool (The Hollows, #12) by Kim Harrison


message 14: by Suzanne (last edited Aug 28, 2014 12:09PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1434 comments The Challenge Factory
What Happened on August 5, 1962?
Duration:
8/1/2014 - 8/31/2014

Progress: 10 out of 10

1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) - Read a book that takes place in a large city that might be considered dangerous -
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher - ***** - 8/4/2014 - Set in Chicago

2. All About Eve (1950) - Read a book with a character named Eve, Marilyn, Norma, Jeane or a character who uses a pseudonym/fake name.
Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich - ***** - 8/21/2014 - 324 Pages - Uses a fake name

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Read a book with a blonde character.
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch - *** - 8/25/2014 - 241 Pages - Blonde Character

4. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) - Read a book with a wealthy character in it
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan - ***** - 8/7/2014

5. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) - Read a book with a character involved in show business (ie: artist, performer, writer, musician, etc.)
Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation by Aisha Tyler - ***** - 8/2/2014

6. Seven Year Itch (1955) - Read a book with a white dress on the cover or that is the seventh book in a series.
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks - *** - 8/27/2014 - 324 Pages - White Dress

7. Bus Stop (1956) - Read a book where a main character uses a form of public transportation
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe - **** - 8/10/2014

8. Some Like It Hot (1959) - Read a book with a hot cover
The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne - ***** - 8/27/2014

9. Let’s Make Love (1960) - Read a second chance romance -
Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl - ***** - 8/5/2014

10. The Misfits (1961) - Read a book where a main character doesn't seem to fit in, is different from others, or is not easily accepted -
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende - *** - 8/6/2014 - 396 Pages - Doesn't Fit In

Self-Inflicted Wounds Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation by Aisha Tyler Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files #8) by Jim Butcher Fanning the Flames (Jackson Girls' Night Out, #0.5) by Victoria Dahl The Neverending Story by Michael Ende Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich Tolstoy and the Purple Chair My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1) by Anna Banks The Black Hawk (Spymasters, #4) by Joanna Bourne


message 15: by Debbie (last edited Aug 21, 2014 01:15PM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 1001 comments I can't resist 4/10


1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) - High Five 8/15/14

2. All About Eve (1950) - Read a book with a character named Eve, Marilyn, Norma, Jeane or a character who uses a pseudonym/fake name.

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Read a book with a blonde character.

4. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) - Read a book with a wealthy character in it.

5. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) -Deep Dish 8/12/14

6. Seven Year Itch (1955) - Read a book with a white dress on the cover or that is the seventh book in a series.

7. Bus Stop (1956) - Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns 8/4/14

8. Some Like It Hot (1959) - Read a book with a hot cover.

9. Let’s Make Love (1960) -The Castaways 8/20/14

10. The Misfits (1961) - Read a book where a main character doesn't seem to fit in, is different from others, or is not easily accepted.

Revenge Wears Prada The Devil Returns (The Devil Wears Prada, #2) by Lauren Weisberger Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews High Five (Stephanie Plum, #5) by Janet Evanovich The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand


message 16: by Ashley (new)

Ashley  (ashleycw) | 364 comments 1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) - Read a book that takes place in a large city that might be considered dangerous.

2. All About Eve (1950) - Read a book with a character named Eve, Marilyn, Norma, Jeane or a character who uses a pseudonym/fake name.

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Read a book with a blonde character.

4. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) - Read a book with a wealthy character in it.

5. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) - Read a book with a character involved in show business (ie: artist, performer, writer, musician, etc.).

6. Seven Year Itch (1955) - Read a book with a white dress on the cover or that is the seventh book in a series.

7. Bus Stop (1956) - Read a book where a main character uses a form of public transportation.

8. Some Like It Hot (1959) - Read a book with a hot cover.

9. Let’s Make Love (1960) - Read a second chance romance.

10. The Misfits (1961) - Read a book where a main character doesn't seem to fit in, is different from others, or is not easily accepted.


message 17: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14200 comments Mod
Here's a mid-month question:

Which of the books that you have read for this challenge so far would you LEAST recommend to others and why?


message 18: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 757 comments Hot On Her Trail, Cowboy Heat, and Burning Love were rather explicit (and they were the sweet versions!), but Improper English had an annoying heroin.


message 19: by Marla (new)

 Marla | 793 comments Like it, but have too many challenges in-progress right now. I will do it later!


message 20: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Aug 15, 2014 08:55PM) (new)

Lanelle | 14200 comments Mod
Leslie wrote: "Hot On Her Trail, Cowboy Heat, and Burning Love were rather explicit (and they were the sweet versions!), but Improper English had an annoying heroin."

I know when I look at book reviews, one of the first I look for are warnings about language and sex scenes. Also typos (in the case of self-published books) and slow beginnings. These issues don't always stop me from reading a book, but at least I want to know.


message 21: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 14200 comments Mod
Marla wrote: "Like it, but have too many challenges in-progress right now. I will do it later!"

Absolutely. Check back in later.


message 22: by Jonquil (new)

Jonquil | 699 comments Message 8 -- finished


message 23: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Aug 17, 2014 03:11PM) (new)

Lanelle | 14200 comments Mod
Jonquil wrote: "Message 8 -- finished"

And it's only the middle of the month. Good job! Did you have a favorite book out of the ones you read?


message 24: by NayNay (new)

NayNay Finished my challenge...happy reading

1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) -
Read a book that takes place in a large city that might be considered dangerous.
Brazen by Katherine Longshore Brazen by Katherine Longshore 08/04/14 **** (London 16th century)

2. All About Eve (1950) -
Read a book with a character named Eve, Marilyn, Norma, Jeane or a character who uses a pseudonym/fake name.
The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith 08/02/14 **** ( Perkin Warbeck - Richard, duke of York) fake name

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) -
Read a book with a blonde character.
Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh 08/01/14 ****

4. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) -
Read a book with a wealthy character in it.
Elizabeth of York A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir Elizabeth of York by Alison Weir 08/07/14 ****

5. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) - Read a book with a character involved in show business (ie: artist, performer, writer, musician, etc.).
The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank 08/08/14 *** (artist)

6. Seven Year Itch (1955) -
Read a book with a white dress on the cover or that is the seventh book in a series.
The White Princess (The Cousins' War #5) by Philippa Gregory The White Princess by Philippa Gregory 08/10/14 ***

7. Bus Stop (1956) -
Read a book where a main character uses a form of public transportation.
Bristol House by Beverly Swerling Bristol House by Beverly Swerling 08/12/14 ****

8. Some Like It Hot (1959) -
Read a book with a hot cover.
The Wedding Shroud - A Tale of Ancient Rome (Tales of Ancient Rome #1) by Elisabeth Storrs The Wedding Shroud by Elisabeth Storrs 08/17/14 ****

9. Let’s Make Love (1960) -
Read a second chance romance.
The Secret Keeper A Novel of Kateryn Parr (Ladies in Waiting #2) by Sandra Byrd The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr by Sandra Byrd 08/09/14 ****

10. The Misfits (1961) -
Read a book where a main character doesn't seem to fit in, is different from others, or is not easily accepted.
The Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan The Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan 08/03/14 ****


message 25: by Paris (new)

Paris (pah13) | 4285 comments What Happened on August 5, 1962?
Duration: 8/1/14 - 8/31/14


August 5, 1962 - Film star Marilyn Monroe died at age 36 from an overdose of sleeping pills. She made 29 films during her career and came to symbolize Hollywood glamour.

2. All About Eve (1950) - Read a book with a character named Eve, Marilyn, Norma, Jeane or a character who uses a pseudonym/fake name. – Origin by Jennifer L Armentrout - ♥♥♥♥ - 8/7/14
3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Read a book with a blonde character. – Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead - ♥♥♥♥ - 8/5/14
4. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) - Read a book with a wealthy character in it. – Lead by Kylie Scott - ♥♥♥♥ - 8/24/14
5. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) - Read a book with a character involved in show business (ie: artist, performer, writer, musician, etc.). - Play by Kylie Scott - ♥♥♥♥ - 8/21/14
8. Some Like It Hot (1959) - Read a book with a hot cover. – Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young - ♥♥♥♥♥ - 8/25/14


message 26: by Paris (new)

Paris (pah13) | 4285 comments I've finished 5 of them, but I think that's all I'm going to be able to accomplish this month.


message 27: by Taya (new)

Taya | 295 comments Tayajay wrote: "What Happened on August 5, 1962?
Duration: August 1-31

8/8 READ

1. Dangerous large city:Vices - 8/27 - 3 stars

√ 2.Blonde character: Road of No Return ..."



DONE


message 28: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2357 comments UPDATE Message # 7 - CHALLENGE COMPLETED - 28Aug14


I finished 9 of the 10 and don't have anything that will fit that last task ...

What Happened on August 5, 1962
Begins: 01Aug14 / Ends: 31Aug14



9/10 completed



1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) - Read a book that takes place in a large city that might be considered dangerous. - BERLIN - In the Garden of Beasts: ✔ – 05Aug14

2. All About Eve (1950) - Read a book with a character named Jeane. - JEAN Paget in A Town Like Alice ✔ – 05Aug14

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Read a book with a blonde character. - GOLDY in The Last Suppers ✔ – 07Aug14

4. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) - Read a book with a wealthy character in it. - The WHITNEY family in The Day the Music Died ✔ – 20Aug14

5. There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) - Read a book with a character involved in show business. - Actors and producers in Enter A Murderer ✔ – 28Aug14

6. Seven Year Itch (1955) - Read a book with a white dress on the cover or that is the seventh book in a series.

7. Bus Stop (1956) - Read a book where a main character uses a form of public transportation. - The Unbearable Lightness of Being ✔ – 13Aug14 (Tereza rides the bus, of course.)

8. Some Like It Hot (1959) - Read a book with a hot cover. - HOT as in baking in the sun ... A Carrion Death ✔ – 23Aug14

9. Let’s Make Love (1960) - Read a second chance romance. - Outlander ✔ – 02Aug14

10. The Misfits (1961) - Read a book where a main character doesn't seem to fit in, is different from others, or is not easily accepted. - MARTY in Endangered Species ✔ – 11Aug14


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