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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited May 26, 2018 09:32AM) (new)

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Every June, an unusual type of race takes place in the tiny town of Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. The Man Versus Horse Marathon pits runners against horses as they climb 4,683 feet through the town’s paths and trails.

WSJ's John Miller reports from Llanwrtyd Wells

Do you think the horse or the man will win this year?
You must declare your vote in your post by choosing which list you will read from: the horse list or the Welsh list. You must read at least three tasks from the list of your choice.

If you can't decide which will win, consider reading two tasks from both lists :)

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

Rereads are okay.
mc = main character

The horse list:
Acorn (Davy's horse in the Choas Walking series) - read a book with a tree on the cover
Azul (from The Alchemical Horseman) - read a book with a lot of blue on the cover
Blessing (from The Secret Horse) - re-read one of your favorite stories
Cigarette (from My Friend Flicka - read a book with a smokin' hot main character
Flame (from the Black Stallion series) - read a book with fire on the cover
Greatheart (from Beauty) - read a book with a generous person in it
Gunpowder (Ichabod Crane's horse in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) - read a book where someone gets shot
Lark (from The Berserker's Horse) - read a book with a bird on the cover
Merrylegs (from Black Beauty) - read a humorous book
Moonlight (from The Song of the Lioness Quartet) - read a book where it is nighttime on the cover
Persephone ( from House of Night) - read a mythology based book
The Pie (from National Velvet) - read a book with food on the cover
Pilgrim (from The Horse Whisperer) - read a historical book
Sam and David (from Little House on the Prairie) - read a book with a person's first name in the title
Sir Chess (from the Castle Waiting series) - read a book where the mc plays a board game
Snowfire (from Eragon) - read a book set during the winter
Whirlwind (from Shadow Horse) - read a book with a bad storm in the story

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the Welsh list: (facts about Wales)
it is an island - read a book set on an island
it is part of the United Kingdom - read a book set in England
it is largely mountainous - read a book set in the mountains
Snowdon is its highest summit - read a book with snow on the cover
it is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations - read a historical book
it is officially bilingual - read a book that has been translated into another language
it has 3 national parks - read a book with 3 words in the title
the patron saint of Wales is Saint David - read a book with a David or Davy in the story
the flag of Wales incorporates the red dragon - read a fantasy book
"Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" (Land of My Fathers) is the National Anthem of Wales - read a book set where your ancestors come from
it is known as the 'land of the song" - read a book where there is music performed live
Doctor Who is filmed in Wales - read a science fiction book
read any book set in Wales - this can be completed up to 3 times
read any book by a Welsh author - this can be completed up to 3 times Popular Welsh Authors Books (I recommend double checking the author's nationality)


message 2: by Nicole (last edited Jul 02, 2018 05:24AM) (new)

Nicole P June 2018 - Book It To The Finish Line

Option: read from both lists

Reminder: 200+ pages

17/30 completed

The Horse List:

1. Acorn (Davy's horse in the Choas Walking series) - read a book with a tree on the cover.
🐴 The Bear Who Loved Me by Kathy Lyons (04/06) ★★★★

2. Azul (from The Alchemical Horseman) - read a book with a lot of blue on the cover.
🐴 Their Siren by Charlie Hart & Anastasia James (07/06) ★★

3. Blessing (from The Secret Horse) - re-read one of your favorite stories.

4. Cigarette (from My Friend Flicka) - read a book with a smokin' hot main character.
🐴 Wildcat by Max Monroe (06/06) ★★★★★

5. Flame (from the Black Stallion series) - read a book with fire on the cover.

6. Greatheart (from Beauty) - read a book with a generous person in it.
🐴 His Undercover Princess by Avery Flynn (03/06) ★★★

7. Gunpowder (Ichabod Crane's horse in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) - read a book where someone gets shot.
🐴 License to Shift by Kathy Lyons (08/06) ★★★

8. Lark (from The Berserker's Horse) - read a book with a bird on the cover.

9. Merrylegs (from Black Beauty) - read a humorous book.
🐴 Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis (09/06) ★★★★

10. Moonlight (from The Song of the Lioness Quartet) - read a book where it is nighttime on the cover.

11. Persephone ( from House of Night) - read a mythology based book.
🐴 Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (03/06) ★★★

12. The Pie (from National Velvet) - read a book with food on the cover.
🐴 Peace, Love, & Macarons by Jessica Gadziala (05/06) ★★★

13. Pilgrim (from The Horse Whisperer) - read a historical book.
🐴 Dangerous by Amanda Quick (26/06) ★★★

14. Sam and David (from Little House on the Prairie) - read a book with a person's first name in the title.
🐴 The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram (07/06) ★★★★

15. Sir Chess (from the Castle Waiting series) - read a book where the mc plays a board game.

16. Snowfire (from Eragon) - read a book set during the winter.
🐴 Seeing Red by Sandra Brown (11/06) ★★★★

17. Whirlwind (from Shadow Horse) - read a book with a bad storm in the story.
🐴 Filthy Player by Stacey Lynn (06/06) ★★★

The Bear Who Loved Me (Grizzlies Gone Wild, #1) by Kathy Lyons Their Siren (Daughters of Olympus, #1) by Charlie Hart His Undercover Princess (Tempt Me, #1) by Avery Flynn License to Shift (Grizzlies Gone Wild #2) by Kathy Lyons Forever and a Day (Lucky Harbor, #6) by Jill Shalvis Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) by Cassandra Clare Dangerous by Amanda Quick The Avery Shaw Experiment (Science Squad, #1) by Kelly Oram Seeing Red by Sandra Brown Filthy Player by Stacey Lynn

The Welsh List

1. It is an island - read a book set on an island.
Uncharted by Julie Johnson (10/06) ★★★★

2. It is part of the United Kingdom - read a book set in England.

3. It is largely mountainous - read a book set in the mountains.
3:AM Kisses by Addison Moore (02/06) ★★

4. Snowdon is its highest summit - read a book with snow on the cover.

5. It is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations - read a historical book.
Dangerous by Amanda Quick (24/06) ★★★

6. It is officially bilingual - read a book that has been translated into another language.
PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern (26/06) ★★★

7. It has 3 national parks - read a book with 3 words in the title.

8. The patron saint of Wales is Saint David - read a book with a David or Davy in the story.
Looking for a Hero: Marriage Wanted/My Hero by Debbie Macomber (15/06) ★★★

9. The flag of Wales incorporates the red dragon - read a fantasy book.
Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh (02/06) ★★★★★

10. "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" (Land of My Fathers) is the National Anthem of Wales - read a book set where your ancestors come from
it is known as the 'land of the song" - read a book where there is music performed live.


11. Doctor Who is filmed in Wales - read a science fiction book.

12. Read any book set in Wales - this can be completed up to 3 times.

13. Read any book by a Welsh author - this can be completed up to 3 times Popular Welsh Authors Books.

Uncharted (Uncharted, #1) by Julie Johnson 3 AM Kisses (3 AM Kisses, #1) by Addison Moore Wildcat (Mavericks Tackle Love, #1) by Max Monroe Dangerous by Amanda Quick PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern Looking for a Hero Marriage Wanted\My Hero by Debbie Macomber Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter, #8) by Nalini Singh Peace, Love, & Macarons by Jessica Gadziala


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Jessica | 42 comments Reading from both lists.

The Horse List: 1. Acorn (Davy's horse in the Choas Walking series) - read a book with a tree on the cover.
🐴

2. Azul (from The Alchemical Horseman) - read a book with a lot of blue on the cover.
🐴

3. Blessing (from The Secret Horse) - re-read one of your favorite stories.
🐴

4. Cigarette (from My Friend Flicka) - read a book with a smokin' hot main character.
🐴

5. Flame (from the Black Stallion series) - read a book with fire on the cover.
🐴

6. Greatheart (from Beauty) - read a book with a generous person in it.
🐴

7. Gunpowder (Ichabod Crane's horse in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) - read a book where someone gets shot.
🐴

8. Lark (from The Berserker's Horse) - read a book with a bird on the cover.
🐴

9. Merrylegs (from Black Beauty) - read a humorous book.
🐴

10. Moonlight (from The Song of the Lioness Quartet) - read a book where it is nighttime on the cover.
🐴

11. Persephone ( from House of Night) - read a mythology based book.
🐴

12. The Pie (from National Velvet) - read a book with food on the cover.
🐴

13. Pilgrim (from The Horse Whisperer) - read a historical book.
🐴

14. Sam and David (from Little House on the Prairie) - read a book with a person's first name in the title.
🐴

15. Sir Chess (from the Castle Waiting series) - read a book where the mc plays a board game.
🐴

16. Snowfire (from Eragon) - read a book set during the winter.
🐴

17. Whirlwind (from Shadow Horse) - read a book with a bad storm in the story.
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The Welsh List

1. It is an island - read a book set on an island.


2. It is part of the United Kingdom - read a book set in England.


3. It is largely mountainous - read a book set in the mountains.


4. Snowdon is its highest summit - read a book with snow on the cover.


5. It is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations - read a historical book.


6. It is officially bilingual - read a book that has been translated into another language.


7. It has 3 national parks - read a book with 3 words in the title
the patron saint of Wales is Saint David - read a book with a David or Davy in the story.


8. The flag of Wales incorporates the red dragon - read a fantasy book.


9. "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" (Land of My Fathers) is the National Anthem of Wales - read a book set where your ancestors come from
it is known as the 'land of the song" - read a book where there is music performed live.


10. Doctor Who is filmed in Wales - read a science fiction book.


11. Read any book set in Wales - this can be completed up to 3 times.


12. Read any book by a Welsh author - this can be completed up to 3 times Popular Welsh Authors Books.


message 4: by Meg (last edited Jun 29, 2018 03:16PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1156 comments The horse list!

***Completed 6/29 with 3 misses***

Acorn (Davy's horse in the Choas Walking series) - read a book with a tree on the cover:

Hannah Reed - Off Kilter (Scottish Highlands, #1) by Hannah Reed Off Kilter 6/23

Azul (from The Alchemical Horseman) - read a book with a lot of blue on the cover:

Kate Carlisle - A High-End Finish (A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #1) by Kate Carlisle A High-End Finish 6/2

Blessing (from The Secret Horse) - re-read one of your favorite stories:

Julie Garwood - The Secret by Julie Garwood The Secret 6/29

Cigarette (from My Friend Flicka - read a book with a smokin' hot main character:

J. D. Robb - Treachery in Death (In Death, #32) by J.D. Robb Treachery in Death 6/22

Flame (from the Black Stallion series) - read a book with fire on the cover:

Greatheart (from Beauty) - read a book with a generous person in it:

Diane Vallere - A Disguise to Die For (Costume Shop Mystery, #1) by Diane Vallere A Disguise to Die For 6/3

Gunpowder (Ichabod Crane's horse in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) - read a book where someone gets shot:

Julia Buckley - One Fool At Least (The Madeline Mann Mysteries, #3) by Julia Buckley One Fool At Least 6/25

Lark (from The Berserker's Horse) - read a book with a bird on the cover:

Donna Andrews - Gone Gull (Meg Langslow #21) by Donna Andrews Gone Gull 6/11

Merrylegs (from Black Beauty) - read a humorous book:

Gretchen Archer - Double Whammy (Davis Way Crime Caper, #1) by Gretchen Archer Double Whammy 6/26

Moonlight (from The Song of the Lioness Quartet) - read a book where it is nighttime on the cover:

Mary Feliz - Address to Die For (A Maggie McDonald Mystery #1) by Mary Feliz Address to Die For 6/14

Persephone ( from House of Night) - read a mythology based book:

The Pie (from National Velvet) - read a book with food on the cover:

Barbara Ross - Stowed Away (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #6) by Barbara Ross Stowed Away 6/18

Pilgrim (from The Horse Whisperer) - read a historical book:

Amanda Quick - The Mystery Woman (Ladies of Lantern Street, #2) by Amanda Quick The Mystery Woman 6/24

Sam and David (from Little House on the Prairie) - read a book with a person's first name in the title:

Jeanne Quigley - Murder, by George (Veronica Walsh Mystery, #2) by Jeanne Quigley Murder, by George 6/12

Sir Chess (from the Castle Waiting series) - read a book where the mc plays a board game:

Snowfire (from Eragon) - read a book set during the winter:

Sara Barton - Miz Scarlet and the Imposing Imposter (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery, #1) by Sara M. Barton Miz Scarlet and the Imposing Imposter 6/4

Whirlwind (from Shadow Horse) - read a book with a bad storm in the story (snow storm):

Heather Webber - Weeding Out Trouble (Nina Quinn, #5) by Heather Webber Weeding Out Trouble 6/5


message 5: by Rissa (last edited Jun 29, 2018 01:55PM) (new)

Rissa | 561 comments Can't decide! Will probably read from both lists! ;)

My spot!

Every June, an unusual type of race takes place in the tiny town of Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. The Man Versus Horse Marathon pits runners against horses as they climb 4,683 feet through the town’s paths and trails.

Do you think the horse or the man will win this year?
You must declare your vote in your post by choosing which list you will read from: the horse list or the Welsh list. You must read at least three tasks from the list of your choice.

If you can't decide which will win, consider reading two tasks from both lists :)
FINISHED 4/4!

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

The horse list:
Acorn (Davy's horse in the Choas Walking series) - read a book with a tree on the cover
Azul (from The Alchemical Horseman) - read a book with a lot of blue on the cover
Blessing (from The Secret Horse) - re-read one of your favorite stories
Cigarette (from My Friend Flicka - read a book with a smokin' hot main character
Flame (from the Black Stallion series) - read a book with fire on the cover
Greatheart (from Beauty) - read a book with a generous person in it finished 6/8/2018 September by Robert Winter
Gunpowder (Ichabod Crane's horse in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) - read a book where someone gets shot finished 6/12/2018 Dear Mister President by Adam Fitzroy
Lark (from The Berserker's Horse) - read a book with a bird on the cover
Merrylegs (from Black Beauty) - read a humorous book
Moonlight (from The Song of the Lioness Quartet) - read a book where it is nighttime on the cover
Persephone ( from House of Night) - read a mythology based book
The Pie (from National Velvet) - read a book with food on the cover
Pilgrim (from The Horse Whisperer) - read a historical book
Sam and David (from Little House on the Prairie) - read a book with a person's first name in the title
Sir Chess (from the Castle Waiting series) - read a book where the mc plays a board game
Snowfire (from Eragon) - read a book set during the winter
Whirlwind (from Shadow Horse) - read a book with a bad storm in the story

the Welsh list: (facts about Wales)
it is an island - read a book set on an island
it is part of the United Kingdom - read a book set in England
it is largely mountainous - read a book set in the mountains
Snowdon is its highest summit - read a book with snow on the cover
it is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations - read a historical book
it is officially bilingual - read a book that has been translated into another language
it has 3 national parks - read a book with 3 words in the title finished 6/1/2018 The Winning Edge by Keira Andrews
the patron saint of Wales is Saint David - read a book with a David or Davy in the story finished 6/3/2018 The Easy Way by May Archer
the flag of Wales incorporates the red dragon - read a fantasy book
"Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" (Land of My Fathers) is the National Anthem of Wales - read a book set where your ancestors come from
it is known as the 'land of the song" - read a book where there is music performed live
Doctor Who is filmed in Wales - read a science fiction book
read any book set in Wales - this can be completed up to 3 times
read any book by a Welsh author - this can be completed up to 3 times Popular Welsh Authors Books (I recommend double checking the author's nationality)


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LaurLa | 2785 comments my spot


message 7: by Danielle Gypsy Soul (last edited Jun 26, 2018 12:41PM) (new)

Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1485 comments Book it to the Finish Line: Horse VS. Human
Duration: 1 - 30 June


Finished: 12/17
Must Finish 3 Tasks

The horse list:
1. Acorn - read a book with a tree on the cover Out of Bounds 6/2
2. Azul - read a book with a lot of blue on the cover Trust with a Chaser 6/7
3. Blessing - re-read one of your favorite stories Magic Rises 6/23
4. Cigarette - read a book with a smokin' hot main character Rock Solid 6/25
5. Flame - read a book with fire on the cover Who We Truly Are 6/16
6. Greatheart - read a book with a generous person in it Home Skillet 6/2
7. Gunpowder - read a book where someone gets shot A Walk Through Fire 6/25
8. Lark - read a book with a bird on the cover Blackbird in the Reeds 6/22
9. Merrylegs - read a humorous book Rule Breaker 6/11
10. Moonlight - read a book where it is nighttime on the cover Origins 6/9
11. Persephone - read a mythology based book
12. The Pie - read a book with food on the cover
13. Pilgrim - read a historical book
14. Sam and David - read a book with a person's first name in the title Hakan/Severin 6/21
15. Sir Chess - read a book where the mc plays a board game
16. Snowfire - read a book set during the winter Dark in Death 6/20
17. Whirlwind - read a book with a bad storm in the story


message 8: by Cindy III (last edited Jul 01, 2018 02:00AM) (new)

Cindy III | 340 comments BOOK it to the finish line! - June 2018
Going to read from the Welsh list.
0/3

You must read at least three tasks from the list of your choice.
Duration: June 1 - 30, 2018
Books must be at least 200 pages. Rereads are okay.
the Welsh list: (facts about Wales)

it is an island - read a book set on an island

it is part of the United Kingdom - read a book set in England

it is largely mountainous - read a book set in the mountains

Snowdon is its highest summit - read a book with snow on the cover

it is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations - read a historical book

it is officially bilingual - read a book that has been translated into another language

it has 3 national parks - read a book with 3 words in the title

the patron saint of Wales is Saint David - read a book with a David or Davy in the story

the flag of Wales incorporates the red dragon - read a fantasy book


"Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" (Land of My Fathers) is the National
Anthem of Wales - read a book set where your ancestors come from

it is known as the 'land of the song" - read a book where there is music performed live

Doctor Who is filmed in Wales - read a science fiction book

read any book set in Wales - this can be completed up to 3 times

read any book by a Welsh author - this can be completed up to 3 times Popular Welsh Authors Books (I recommend double checking the author's nationality)


message 9: by Book Concierge (last edited Jun 29, 2018 06:12PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2371 comments Book It To the Finish Line
Man vs Horse from Llanwrtyd Wales
Begins: 01June18 / Ends: 30June18


7 / 3 completed

I'm betting on the horse to win!

Horse List
Acorn (Davy's horse in the Choas Walking series) - tree on the cover - Days Without End by Sebastian Barry ✔ – 11June18

Azul (from The Alchemical Horseman) - read a book with lots of blue on the cover

Blessing (from The Secret Horse)- re-read one of your favorite stories - Island of the Blue Dolphins ✔ – 01June18

Cigarette (from My Friend Flicka - read a book with a smokin' hot main character

Flame (from the Black Stallion series) - read a book with fire on the cover

Greatheart (from Beauty) - read a book with a generous person in it - Trans-Sister Radio ✔ – 06June18

Gunpowder (Ichabod Crane's horse in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) - read a book where someone gets shot - The Terra-Cotta Dog ✔ - 12June18

Lark (from The Berserker's Horse) - bird on the cover - Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins ✔ – 04June18

Merrylegs (from Black Beauty) - read a humorous book

Moonlight (from The Song of the Lioness Quartet) - read a book where it is nighttime on the cover

Persephone ( from House of Night) - read a mythology based book

The Pie (from National Velvet) - read a book with food on the cover

Pilgrim (from The Horse Whisperer) - read a historical book

Sam and David (from Little House on the Prairie) - read a book with a person's first name in the title

Sir Chess (from the Castle Waiting series) - read a book where the mc plays a board game

Snowfire (from Eragon) - read a book set during the winter - Ethan Frome ✔ – 09June18

Whirlwind (from Shadow Horse) - read a book with a bad storm in the story - Call the Midwife ✔ - 16June18

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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2371 comments LOVE that you used horses from literature!


message 11: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 15498 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "LOVE that you used horses from literature!"

There's a whole Wikipedia page devoted to literary horses!


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Rissa | 561 comments Finished! See message 5! :)


message 13: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1156 comments ***Completed 6/29 with 3 misses***


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2371 comments Update Message # 10 ... completed 7 tasks!


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Nicole P Completed 17 tasks :) Message 2


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 Marla | 811 comments Book it to the Finish Line! June 2018
Man Versus Horse Marathon
Duration: 6/1/18 - 6/30/18
Prediction: Horse
Progress: 4 of 3 tasks

Books must be at least 200 pages.
Rereads are okay.
mc = main character

The horse list:
Acorn (Davy's horse in the Choas Walking series) - read a book with a tree on the cover
Azul (from The Alchemical Horseman) - read a book with a lot of blue on the cover
Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver by Lauren Oliver (6/12/18)
Blessing (from The Secret Horse) - re-read one of your favorite stories
Cigarette (from My Friend Flicka) - read a book with a smokin' hot main character
Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward (6/7/18)
Flame (from the Black Stallion series) - read a book with fire on the cover
Greatheart (from Beauty) - read a book with a generous person in it
Gunpowder (Ichabod Crane's horse in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) - read a book where someone gets shot
The One by Kierra Cass (6/16/18)
Lark (from The Berserker's Horse) - read a book with a bird on the cover
Merrylegs (from Black Beauty) - read a humorous book
Moonlight (from The Song of the Lioness Quartet) - read a book where it is nighttime on the cover
Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews by Ilona Andrews (6/15/18)
Persephone ( from House of Night) - read a mythology based book
The Pie (from National Velvet) - read a book with food on the cover
Pilgrim (from The Horse Whisperer) - read a historical book
Sam and David (from Little House on the Prairie) - read a book with a person's first name in the title
Sir Chess (from the Castle Waiting series) - read a book where the mc plays a board game
Snowfire (from Eragon) - read a book set during the winter
Whirlwind (from Shadow Horse) - read a book with a bad storm in the story


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