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Diana S | 504 comments Mod
Celebrating "May" & "June" Challenge
Duration: May 15 through June15, 2018


Part 1

For May, we are celebrating National Salad Month
For June, we will celebrate Fight the Filthy Fly Month

You have a choice to spell-out the word SALAD or FIGHT

Part 2

Choose 5 of the following tasks to complete part 2.

1. National Blood Pressure Month
Doctors like it when their patients have their blood pressure at 120/80.
Read a book with two of the following numbers in their page count: (1,2,0,8,0)
ex. 250, 185, 400, etc....

2. National Photograph Month
Read a book who has a character that is a photographer or there are photographs (at less 2) in the text of the book (cover or inter-sleeve do not count).

3. National Hamburger Month
Read a book set in the 1950's or 1960's (list year).

4. Older Americans Month
Read a book with a MC that is 65 years or older (list age).

5. National Bike Month
Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts too) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts).

6. VCR Day (6/7)
Read a book with the letters V,C,R in the title. (any order).

7. Herb and Spices Day (6/10)
Read a book with a character that uses herbs or spices. (list page # and sentence).

8. Flag Day (6/14)
Read a book with a flag on the cover. (show cover)

9. Swim A Lap Day (6/24)
Read a book with someone swimming or wearing a bath suit on the cover. (show cover)

10. International Body Piercing Day (6/28)
Read a book with someone having body pierces or tattoos. (show cover)

Challenge Rules
1. You may choose Part 1/Part 2 -OR- Choose to do BOTH

For Part One
1. One book for each letter.
2. Your may use * the first letter of the first word of the book title (exclude a, an, or the )
Or * the initials of an author's first or last name,
Or * the initials of the main character's first or last name
3. All books must be 100 pages or more. Re-reads are allowed as long as you actually read the books. NO Skimming!
4. Add the date that you completed each book. Your rating is optional.

For Part Two
1. One book for each task.
2. All books must be 100 pages or more. Re-reads are allowed as long as you actually read the books. NO Skimming!
3. Your may use * the first letter of the first word of the book title (exclude a, an, or the )
4. Add the date that you completed each book. Your rating is optional.

Happy Reading


message 2: by Diana S (last edited Jun 01, 2018 04:18PM) (new)

Diana S | 504 comments Mod
Participants
(Click on your name - it will take you straight to your post)

SALAD
Jaret (both)
Book Concierge (Part 1)
JennH (both)
True.magic (both)
Licha-Olivia (part 1)
Donna (both)
Book Concierge (part 1) completed
Diana S (both)

FIGHT
Marilyn (Part 1)
Olivermagnus (both)


message 3: by Jaret (last edited Jul 28, 2018 10:05AM) (new)

Jaret | 210 comments Part One:
completed (4/5)
Scotti, R.A. Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's 2 stars 7/11/2018
Agatha Raisin in Pushing Up Daisies by M.C. Beaton
Lewis, Michael's The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess by Carolyn Meyer 3 stars 7/24/2018
D

Part Two:
completed (3/5)

1. National Blood Pressure Month
The Hard Way by Lee Child 6/1/2018 4 stars 512 pages

2. National Photograph Month
Silver Lies by Ann Parker 3 stars 7/11/2018 Inez's best friend is a photographer

3. National Hamburger Month
Read a book set in the 1950's or 1960's (list year).

4. Older Americans Month
Read a book with a MC that is 65 years or older (list age).

5. National Bike Month
Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland 3.5 stars 6/27/2018 bike riding MC

6. VCR Day (6/7)
Read a book with the letters V,C,R in the title. (any order).

7. Herb and Spices Day (6/10)
Read a book with a character that uses herbs or spices. (list page # and sentence).

8. Flag Day (6/14)
Read a book with a flag on the cover. (show cover)

9. Swim A Lap Day (6/24)
Read a book with someone swimming or wearing a bath suit on the cover. (show cover)

10. International Body Piercing Day (6/28)
Read a book with someone having body pierces or tattoos. (show cover)


message 4: by Book Concierge (last edited Jun 01, 2018 12:13PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2895 comments Mod
Celebrating May and June
Begins: 15May18 / Ends: 15June18


Part 1 - S*P*E*L*L

5/ 5 completed

Salad
S - Scott O'Dell / Island of the Blue Dolphins ✔ - 01June18
A - Anne Tyler / A Spool of Blue Thread ✔ – 15May18
L - Lorraine Bartlett / Dead, Bath, and Beyond ✔ - 27May18
A - Alexander McCall Smith / Espresso Tales ✔ - 29May18
D - Dark Places ✔ - 25May18


message 5: by JennH (last edited Jun 21, 2018 10:04PM) (new)

JennH | 222 comments Celebrating "May" & "June" Challenge
Duration: May 15 through June15, 2018

Part 1

For May, we are celebrating National Salad Month
For June, we will celebrate Fight the Filthy Fly Month

✔Swensen, Hannah in Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanna Fluke 5/16/18
✔A - Aza in Turtles All the Way Down by John Green 5/24/18
✔L - Courting Trouble by Lisa Scottoline 5/18/18
✔A - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 6/15/18
✔D - Dorian Gray in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 5/23/18

Part 2

Choose 5 of the following tasks to complete part 2.

✔1. National Blood Pressure Month
Doctors like it when their patients have their blood pressure at 120/80.
Read a book with two of the following numbers in their page count: (1,2,0,8,0)
ex. 250, 185, 400, etc....
Death in the Stacks by Jenn McKinlay 5/19/18 - 280 pages

2. National Photograph Month
Read a book who has a character that is a photographer or there are photographs (at less 2) in the text of the book (cover or inter-sleeve do not count).

✔3. National Hamburger Month
Read a book set in the 1950's or 1960's (list year).
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 6/11/18 - 1959

✔4. Older Americans Month
Read a book with a MC that is 65 years or older (list age).
Cross My Heart by James Patterson 6/2/18 - Nana Mama was in her 90s.

✔5. National Bike Month
Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts too) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts).
Inferno by Dan Brown 5/15/18

6. VCR Day (6/7)
Read a book with the letters V,C,R in the title. (any order).

✔7. Herb and Spices Day (6/10)
Read a book with a character that uses herbs or spices. (list page # and sentence).
Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cate 6/4/18 - p175 - "Let's whip up some cheddar sage scones."

8. Flag Day (6/14)
Read a book with a flag on the cover. (show cover)

9. Swim A Lap Day (6/24)
Read a book with someone swimming or wearing a bath suit on the cover. (show cover)

10. International Body Piercing Day (6/28)
Read a book with someone having body pierces or tattoos. (show cover)


message 6: by Marilyn (last edited May 25, 2018 03:00PM) (new)

Marilyn Lott | 374 comments Celebrating May and June
Begins: 15May18 / Ends: 15June18

Part 1 - S*P*E*L*L

4/ 5 completed

Fight
F
I - I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - 5/19/18
Grimke, Sarah - main character in The Invention of Wings - 5/17/18
Hamid, Mohsin, author of Exit West - 5/21/18
T - True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray - 5/25/18


message 7: by True.magic (last edited Jun 12, 2018 09:19AM) (new)

True.magic | 6 comments Celebrating "May" & "June" Challenge
Begins: May15, 2018 - Ends: June15, 2018



Part 1

For May, we are celebrating National Salad Month
For June, we will celebrate Fight the Filthy Fly Month

You have a choice to spell-out the word SALAD or FIGHT

completed: 5/5

S: Size 12 Is Not Fat May 19, 2018 ★★★★★
A: Anna and the French Kiss June 6, 2018 ★★★★★
L: Look to the Lady May 22, 2018 ★★★★★
A: Artists in Crime June 10, 2018 ★★★★★
D: Dying for Danish May 17, 2018 ★★★★★

Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, #1) by Meg Cabot Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins Look to the Lady (Albert Campion Mystery #3) by Margery Allingham Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh Dying for Danish (Lexy Baker #2) by Leighann Dobbs

Part 2

Choose 5 of the following tasks to complete part 2.

completed:2/5


1. National Blood Pressure Month--
The 15 lb. Matchmaker by Jill Limber (186 pages)


2. National Photograph Month


3. National Hamburger Month
The Help by Kathryn Stockett set in 1962
June 8, 2018
★★★★★


4. Older Americans Month
Read a book with a MC that is 65 years or older (list age).




5. National Bike Month
Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts too) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts).



6. VCR Day (6/7)
Read a book with the letters V,C,R in the title. (any order).
Information Received (The Bobby Owen Mysteries, #1) by E.R. Punshon



7. Herb and Spices Day (6/10)
Read a book with a character that uses herbs or spices. (list page # and sentence).

Rosemary and Crime (Spice Shop Mystery #1) by Gail Oust


8. Flag Day (6/14)
Read a book with a flag on the cover. (show cover)

Up Over Down Under by Micol Ostow
June 12, 2018
★★★★★



9. Swim A Lap Day (6/24)
Read a book with someone swimming or wearing a bath suit on the cover. (show cover)

Just Another Maniac Monday (Page Turners, #3) by Jennie Marts


10. International Body Piercing Day (6/28)
Read a book with someone having body pierces or tattoos. (show cover)







message 8: by Olivermagnus (last edited Jun 14, 2018 07:31PM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) Celebrating May and June
May 15 - June 15, 2018

10
of 10 Complete

Part One:

F - Forgive Me - Joshua Corin - 5/15/18
I - The Identicals - Elin Hilderbrand - 6/10/18
G - The Game of Kings - Dorothy Dunnett - 5/24/18
H - Hazel Gaynor - The Girl from the Savoy - 5/19/18
T - The Target - David Baldacci - 5/17/18

Part Two:

✔ 1. National Blood Pressure Month
Doctors like it when their patients have their blood pressure at 120/80.
Read a book with two of the following numbers in their page count: (1,2,0,8,0)
ex. 250, 185, 400, etc....
World of Trouble - Ben H. Winters - 6/13/18 - 320 pages

✔ 2. National Photograph Month
Read a book who has a character that is a photographer or there are photographs (at less 2) in the text of the book (cover or inter-sleeve do not count).
The Duchess: The Untold Story - Penny Junor - 5/30/18

✔ 4. Older Americans Month
Read a book with a MC that is 65 years or older (list age).
Thunder Bay - William Kent Krueger - 5/16/18 - Henry Meloux is over 90 and this book tells his story

✔ 5. National Bike Month
Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts too) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts).
Dying Truth - Angela Marsons - 6/12/18 - MC Kim Stone rides a motorcycle

✔ 6. VCR Day (6/7)
Read a book with the letters V,C,R in the title. (any order).
Undercover Princess - Suzanne Brockmann - 6/11/18


message 9: by Licha-Olivia (last edited Jun 15, 2018 09:44PM) (new)

Licha-Olivia | 285 comments Celebrating "May" & "June" Challenge
Duration: May 15 through June15, 2018

Part 1

For May, we are celebrating National Salad Month
For June, we will celebrate Fight the Filthy Fly Month

You have a choice to spell-out the word SALAD or FIGHT
Challenge Completed

S: Selection (The) Kiera Cass (6/10/18) 3.5*
A: April & Oliver Tess Callahan (5/31/18)
L: Lana (character) Year One Nora Roberts (5/15/18) 4*
A: Amie Kaufman; These Broken Stars (6/5/18) 4*
D: Dean (character) Halfway to the Grave Jeaniene Frost (6/14/18) 4*


message 10: by True.magic (new)

True.magic | 6 comments Diana S wrote: "Celebrating "May" & "June" Challenge
Duration: May 15 through June15, 2018


Part 1

For May, we are celebrating National Salad Month
For June, we will celebrate Fight the Filthy Fly Month

You hav..."


Is this book The Smiler with the Knife (Nigel Strangeways, #5) by Nicholas Blake suitable for #2?!


message 11: by Donna (last edited Jun 15, 2018 08:26AM) (new)

Donna | 437 comments Celebrating "May" & "June" Challenge
Duration: May 15 through June15, 2018


Part 1

You have a choice to spell-out the word Salad or Fight:

S: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, 17May18, Jan Karon
A: Alternate Side, 19May18, Anna Quindlen
L: The Bees, 30May18, Laline Paull
A: The Awakening, 21May18, Kate Chopin
D: Did You Ever Have A Family, 15May18, Bill Clegg


Part 2

Choose 5 of the following tasks to complete part 2.

1. National Blood Pressure Month
Doctors like it when their patients have their blood pressure at 120/80.
Read a book with two of the following numbers in their page count: (1,2,0,8,0)
ex. 250, 185, 400, etc....
Done! Fangirl, 481 pages, 11Jun18

3. National Hamburger Month
Read a book set in the 1950's or 1960's (list year).
Done! The Girls, 15Jun18, set in 1969

4. Older Americans Month
Read a book with a MC that is 65 years or older (list age).
Done! Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, 17May18, Jan Karon, over 65 (page 4)

5. National Bike Month
Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts too) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts).
Done! Girl Last Seen, 22May18, Heather Anastasiu

7. Herb and Spices Day (6/10)
Read a book with a character that uses herbs or spices. (list page # and sentence).
Done! The Awakening, 21May18, Kate Chopin, page 114, “Take some cress with your chop; it’s so biting and fresh.”

Challenge complete


message 12: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2895 comments Mod
Update Message # 4 - All done!


Celebrating May and June
Begins: 15May18 / Ends: 15June18


Part 1 - S*P*E*L*L

5/ 5 completed

Salad
S - Scott O'Dell / Island of the Blue Dolphins ✔ - 01June18
A - Anne Tyler / A Spool of Blue Thread ✔ – 15May18
L - Lorraine Bartlett / Dead, Bath, and Beyond ✔ - 27May18
A - Alexander McCall Smith / Espresso Tales ✔ - 29May18
D - Dark Places ✔ - 25May18


message 13: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 504 comments Mod
True.magic wrote: "Diana S wrote: "Celebrating "May" & "June" Challenge
Duration: May 15 through June15, 2018


Part 1

For May, we are celebrating National Salad Month
For June, we will celebrate Fight the Filthy Fl..."


True.magic wrote: "Diana S wrote: "Celebrating "May" & "June" Challenge
Duration: May 15 through June15, 2018


Part 1

For May, we are celebrating National Salad Month
For June, we will celebrate Fight the Filthy Fl..."

….photograph on the cover so that doesn't count.
are there any photos in the book?


message 14: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 504 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "Update Message # 4 - All done!


Celebrating May and June
Begins: 15May18 / Ends: 15June18

Part 1 - S*P*E*L*L

5/ 5 completed

Salad
S - Scott O'Dell / [book:Island of the Blue Dolph..."


CONGRATS!


message 15: by Diana S (last edited Jun 01, 2018 04:15PM) (new)

Diana S | 504 comments Mod
Celebrating "May" & "June" Challenge
Duration: May 15 through June15, 2018


Part 1
Spell-out: SALAD

S
A
L
A
D

Part 2
1. National Blood Pressure Month
Doctors like it when their patients have their blood pressure at 120/80.
Read a book with two of the following numbers in their page count: (1,2,0,8,0)
ex. 250, 185, 400, etc....

2. National Photograph Month
Read a book who has a character that is a photographer or there are photographs (at less 2) in the text of the book (cover or inter-sleeve do not count).

3. National Hamburger Month
Read a book set in the 1950's or 1960's (list year).

4. Older Americans Month
Read a book with a MC that is 65 years or older (list age).

5. National Bike Month
Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts too) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts).

6. VCR Day (6/7)
Read a book with the letters V,C,R in the title. (any order).

7. Herb and Spices Day (6/10)
Read a book with a character that uses herbs or spices. (list page # and sentence).

8. Flag Day (6/14)
Read a book with a flag on the cover. (show cover)

9. Swim A Lap Day (6/24)
Read a book with someone swimming or wearing a bath suit on the cover. (show cover)

10. International Body Piercing Day (6/28)
Read a book with someone having body pierces or tattoos. (show cover)


message 16: by SANDYE (last edited Sep 29, 2018 09:56AM) (new)

SANDYE (sandye_c) Part 1 -- COMPLETED

F--Fred and Ginger Every Thursday by P.S. Witte -- 9/11/18
I--If the Shoe Fits (Once Upon a Romance 1) by Laurie LeClair -- 8/14/18
G--Gone With the Ghost (Murder by Design 1) by Erin McCarthy -- 9/29/18
H--Every Little Kiss (Kissed by the Bay #1) by Susan Hatler -- 8/7/18
T-- Carolina Booty by T. Lynn Ocean -- 7/10/18

Part 2 -- COMPLETED

1. National Blood Pressure Month -- The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club Book One by Ann Warner -- 5 stars -- 8/11/18 -- total page count 282

2. National Photograph Month ~ The Gentleman Tramp by Toby Glover ~ 7/3/18 ~ illustrations on pgs. 83, 123, 156, 211

4. Older Americans Month~~Partners in Crime (Hubbert & Lil #1) by Gallagher Gray~~6/7/18~~Auntie Lil, 84 years young

5. National Bike Month~~Loose Screw (Dusty Deals #1) by Rae Davies~~8/3/18~~Gary and Angie both go on daily bike rides. The main character, Lucy, joins them for one of the beginner rides. Referenced on pages 106, 107, 110, 158, 184, 190, 191, 192, 196, 198, 199, 200, 201, 309

7. Herb and Spices Day (6/10) -- One Summer...at Charlie's Diner (Baker Girl Series 1) by Mary Jane Forbes -- 8/7/18 -- pg. 38 -- "I won't laugh. What kind of spices? "Chili powder, red pepper flakes, and some nutmeg."

10. International Body Piercing Day (6/28)
-- Annie's First Break by Willee Amsden - 7/23/18 - 5 stars - The main characters best friend is described as having "an impish face with several piercings, and curly, bright yellow hair (dyed)."


message 17: by Cátia (last edited Jun 08, 2018 05:01AM) (new)

Cátia  Pereira | 3 comments Celebrating "May" & "June" Challenge
Duration: May 15 through June15, 2018~


Part 1
3/5

F -
I - Invasion 21.05 ****
G - Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude 02.06 ****
H - Hannibal Rising 07.06 ****
T - Terry Brooks - The Wishsong of Shannara

Part 2

1/5

1. National Blood Pressure Month
Doctors like it when their patients have their blood pressure at 120/80.
Read a book with two of the following numbers in their page count: (1,2,0,8,0)
Mockingjay
400 Pages

2. National Photograph Month
Read a book who has a character that is a photographer or there are photographs (at less 2) in the text of the book (cover or inter-sleeve do not count).
Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz

3. National Hamburger Month
Read a book set in the 1950's or 1960's

On, Off 19.05 ****
The year is 1965

4. Older Americans Month
Read a book with a MC that is 65 years or older (list age).

5. National Bike Month
Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts too) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts).

6. VCR Day (6/7)
Read a book with the letters V,C,R in the title. (any order).

7. Herb and Spices Day (6/10)
Read a book with a character that uses herbs or spices. (list page # and sentence).

8. Flag Day (6/14)
Read a book with a flag on the cover. (show cover)

9. Swim A Lap Day (6/24)
Read a book with someone swimming or wearing a bath suit on the cover. (show cover)

10. International Body Piercing Day (6/28)
Read a book with someone having body pierces or tattoos. (show cover)


message 18: by Olivermagnus (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) A last minute finish!

Celebrating May and June
May 15 - June 15, 2018

10
of 10 Complete

Part One:

F - Forgive Me - Joshua Corin - 5/15/18
I - The Identicals - Elin Hilderbrand - 6/10/18
G - The Game of Kings - Dorothy Dunnett - 5/24/18
H - Hazel Gaynor - The Girl from the Savoy - 5/19/18
T - The Target - David Baldacci - 5/17/18

Part Two:

✔ 1. National Blood Pressure Month
Doctors like it when their patients have their blood pressure at 120/80.
Read a book with two of the following numbers in their page count: (1,2,0,8,0)
ex. 250, 185, 400, etc....
World of Trouble - Ben H. Winters - 6/13/18 - 320 pages

✔ 2. National Photograph Month
Read a book who has a character that is a photographer or there are photographs (at less 2) in the text of the book (cover or inter-sleeve do not count).
The Duchess: The Untold Story - Penny Junor - 5/30/18

✔ 4. Older Americans Month
Read a book with a MC that is 65 years or older (list age).
Thunder Bay - William Kent Krueger - 5/16/18 - Henry Meloux is over 90 and this book tells his story

✔ 5. National Bike Month
Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts too) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts).
Dying Truth - Angela Marsons - 6/12/18 - MC Kim Stone rides a motorcycle

✔ 6. VCR Day (6/7)
Read a book with the letters V,C,R in the title. (any order).
Undercover Princess - Suzanne Brockmann - 6/11/18


message 19: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2895 comments Mod
Whoop, Whoop, Whoop!


message 20: by Donna (new)

Donna | 437 comments I'm also wrapping up this challenge today!


message 21: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2895 comments Mod
Diana ... where's our next challenge ???? I'm suffering withdrawal ...LOL


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