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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Dec 04, 2018 10:55AM) (new)

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The Viking Dash Trail Runs challenges you. They want you to push your own boundaries at the trail runs and in turn become stronger in your everyday life. Viking Dash Trail Run is based on the history of the Vikings and their ability to endure and conquer whatever nature put in front of them.

Viking Dash 2017 a youtube video

Duration: December 1 - 31, 2018
Books must be at least 200 pages. Since December is a busy month
and this challenge got a late start, there are no page limits.
Rereads and audio books are okay.
mc = main character

Here's what Wikipedia tells us about Vikings:
1. Vikings were Norse seafarers... - read a book where the mc spends time in a boat.
2. ...mainly speaking the Old Norse language, - read a book where the mc speaks more than one language
3. ...who during the late 8th to late 11th centuries... read a book that was published between 2008 and 2011
4. ...raided and traded... - read a book that you raided borrowed
5. ...from their Northern European homelands... - read a book set near where you live
6. ...across wide areas of Europe... - read a book set in Europe
7. ...and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. - read a western
8. This period of Nordic military, - read a book with a mc that is or was in the military
9. ...mercantile and demographic expansion... - read a book where the mc goes shopping
10. ...constitutes an important element... - read a book that has received a lot of 5 stars
11. ...in early medieval history. - read a historical book
12. Viking may derive from the feminine vík... - read a book by a female author
13. ...meaning "creek, inlet, small bay". - read a book with water on the cover
14. Common words in everyday English language... - read a book first written in English
15. ...like some of the days (Thursday means Thor's day), - finish a book on a Thursday
16. ...axle, crook, raft, knife... - read a book where the mc uses a knife
17. ...berserk, husband, ransack... - read a book with a wedding in it
18. ...stem from the Old Norse. - read a book from a series, but not the 1st


message 2: by Nicole (last edited Dec 30, 2018 02:19AM) (new)

Nicole P BOOK It to the Finish Line! Vikings

14/18 completed

1. Vikings were Norse seafarers... - read a book where the mc spends time in a boat: The Billionaire and the Virgin by Jessica Clare (16/12) ★★★

2. ...mainly speaking the Old Norse language, - read a book where the mc speaks more than one language: Beautiful Bitch by Christina Lauren (17/12) ★★★

3. ...who during the late 8th to late 11th centuries... read a book that was published between 2008 and 2011: We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (04/12) ★★★★★

4. ...raided and traded... - read a book that you raided/borrowed

5. ...from their Northern European homelands... - read a book set near where you live

6. ...across wide areas of Europe... - read a book set in Europe: The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter (12/12) ★★★★

7. ...and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. - read a western

8. This period of Nordic military, - read a book with a mc that is or was in the military: A SEAL's Seduction by Tawny Weber (16/12) ★★★

9. ...mercantile and demographic expansion... - read a book where the mc goes shopping: Shy Girls Write it Better by May Sage (03/12) ★★

10. ...constitutes an important element... - read a book that has received a lot of 5 stars: Managed by Kristen Callihan (29/12) ★★★★★

11. ...in early medieval history. - read a historical book: Angel, Archangel by Nick Cook (14/12) ★★★

12. Viking may derive from the feminine vík... - read a book by a female author: The Backup Boyfriend by River Jaymes (02/12) ★★★

13. ...meaning "creek, inlet, small bay". - read a book with water on the cover: Eucalyptus by Murray Bail (04/12) ★★★

14. Common words in everyday English language... - read a book first written in English

15. ...like some of the days (Thursday means Thor's day), - finish a book on a Thursday: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (27/12) ★★★

16. ...axle, crook, raft, knife... - read a book where the mc uses a knife: I Wish for You by Camilla Isley (14/12) ★★★

17. ...berserk, husband, ransack... - read a book with a wedding in it: A Crown For Christmas by Rachel Van Dyken (27/12) ★★★★

18. ...stem from the Old Norse. - read a book from a series, but not the 1st: Scrooge McFuck by May Sage (02/12) ★★

The Billionaire and the Virgin (Billionaires and Bridesmaids, #1) by Jessica Clare Beautiful Bitch (Beautiful Bastard, #1.5) by Christina Lauren We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver 4 5 The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld #5) by Gena Showalter 7 A SEAL's Seduction (Uniformly Hot SEALs, #1) by Tawny Weber Shy Girls Write it Better (Some Girls Do It #1) by May Sage Managed (VIP, #2) by Kristen Callihan Angel, Archangel by Nick Cook The Backup Boyfriend (The Boyfriend Chronicles, #1) by River Jaymes Eucalyptus by Murray Bail 14 Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi I Wish for You by Camilla Isley A Crown For Christmas by Rachel Van Dyken Scrooge McFuck (Some Girls Do It #2) by May Sage


message 3: by Jess (last edited Dec 10, 2018 03:54AM) (new)

Jess Penhallow | 47 comments Here's what Wikipedia tells us about Vikings:
1. Vikings were Norse seafarers... - read a book where the mc spends time in a boat.

2. ...mainly speaking the Old Norse language, - read a book where the mc speaks more than one language
A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain 09/12/18 - Kendra speaks many languages and uses her French in this book

3. ...who during the late 8th to late 11th centuries... read a book that was published between 2008 and 2011

4. ...raided and traded... - read a book that you raided borrowed

5. ...from their Northern European homelands... - read a book set near where you live

6. ...across wide areas of Europe... - read a book set in Europe

7. ...and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. - read a western

8. This period of Nordic military, - read a book with a mc that is or was in the military

9. ...mercantile and demographic expansion... - read a book where the mc goes shopping

10. ...constitutes an important element... - read a book that has received a lot of 5 stars

11. ...in early medieval history. - read a historical book

12. Viking may derive from the feminine vík... - read a book by a female author

13. ...meaning "creek, inlet, small bay". - read a book with water on the cover

14. Common words in everyday English language... - read a book first written in English

15. ...like some of the days (Thursday means Thor's day), - finish a book on a Thursday

16. ...axle, crook, raft, knife... - read a book where the mc uses a knife

17. ...berserk, husband, ransack... - read a book with a wedding in it

18. ...stem from the Old Norse. - read a book from a series, but not the 1st


message 4: by Meg (last edited Dec 30, 2018 10:17AM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 699 comments 1. Vikings were Norse seafarers... - read a book where the mc spends time in a boat.

2. ...mainly speaking the Old Norse language, - read a book where the mc speaks more than one language

✔ 3. ...who during the late 8th to late 11th centuries... read a book that was published between 2008 and 2011 (2011)

Gingerbread Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #13.5) by Joanne Fluke Gingerbread Cookie Murder 12/27

✔ 4. ...raided and traded... - read a book that you borrowed

Alaskan Alliance (Zoe Donovan Mystery #12) by Kathi Daley Alaskan Alliance 12/11

✔ 5. ...from their Northern European homelands... - read a book set near where you live

Christmas Cozy (Zoe Donovan Mystery #11) by Kathi Daley Christmas Cozy 12/7

6. ...across wide areas of Europe... - read a book set in Europe

7. ...and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. - read a western

8. This period of Nordic military, - read a book with a mc that is or was in the military

✔ 9. ...mercantile and demographic expansion... - read a book where the mc goes shopping

Twelve Slays of Christmas (A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery #1) by Jacqueline Frost Twelve Slays of Christmas 12/14

✔ 10. ...constitutes an important element... - read a book that has received a lot of 5 stars

A Cajun Christmas Killing (Cajun Country Mystery #3) by Ellen Byron A Cajun Christmas Killing 12/18

✔ 11. ...in early medieval history. - read a historical book

Christmas at The Grange (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #3.5) by T E Kinsey Christmas at The Grange 12/19

✔ 12. Viking may derive from the feminine vík... - read a book by a female author

Buried Secrets Can Be Murder (Charlie Parker #14) by Connie Shelton Buried Secrets Can Be Murder 12/14

✔ 13. ...meaning "creek, inlet, small bay". - read a book with water on the cover

Murder at Christmas (Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery #4) by Kathi Daley Murder at Christmas 12/30

✔14. Common words in everyday English language... - read a book first written in English

How the Finch Stole Christmas! (Meg Langslow #22) by Donna Andrews How the Finch Stole Christmas! 12/10

✔15. ...like some of the days (Thursday means Thor's day), - finish a book on a Thursday

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot (A Ditie Brown Mystery #1) by Sarah Osborne Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot 12/6

✔16. ...axle, crook, raft, knife... - read a book where the mc uses a knife

All Fudged Up (Candy-Coated, #1) by Nancy CoCo All Fudged Up 12/4

17. ...berserk, husband, ransack... - read a book with a wedding in it

10004; 18. ...stem from the Old Norse. - read a book from a series, but not the 1st

A Witchmas Carol (Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy) by Amanda M. Lee A Witchmas Carol 12/15


message 5: by VampAmber (last edited Dec 27, 2018 08:19PM) (new)

VampAmber | 349 comments Deadline: 12/31/18
Progress: 7/18

Here's what Wikipedia tells us about Vikings:
1. Vikings were Norse seafarers... - read a book where the mc spends time in a boat.
2. ...mainly speaking the Old Norse language, - Freshwater (12/15/18)
3. ...who during the late 8th to late 11th centuries... - read a book that was published between 2008 and 2011
4. ...raided and traded... - Haunted Nights (12/9/18)
5. ...from their Northern European homelands... - read a book set near where you live
6. ...across wide areas of Europe... - read a book set in Europe
7. ...and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. - read a western
8. This period of Nordic military, - read a book with a mc that is or was in the military
9. ...mercantile and demographic expansion... - read a book where the mc goes shopping
10. ...constitutes an important element... - Storm Front (12/20/18)
11. ...in early medieval history. - read a historical book
12. Viking may derive from the feminine vík... - read a book by a female author
13. ...meaning "creek, inlet, small bay". - A Million Little Things (12/26/18)
14. Common words in everyday English language... - Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body (12/8/18)
15. ...like some of the days (Thursday means Thor's day), - Snowfall on Haven Point (12/13/18)
16. ...axle, crook, raft, knife... - read a book where the mc uses a knife
17. ...berserk, husband, ransack... - Her Amish Christmas Sweetheart (12/17/18)
18. ...stem from the Old Norse. - read a book from a series, but not the 1st

Anatomies A Cultural History of the Human Body by Hugh Aldersey-Williams Haunted Nights by Ellen Datlow Snowfall on Haven Point (Haven Point, #5) by RaeAnne Thayne Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Her Amish Christmas Sweetheart (Women of Lancaster County #2) by Rebecca Kertz Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher A Million Little Things (Mischief Bay, #3) by Susan Mallery


message 6: by Jane (last edited Dec 08, 2018 07:29PM) (new)

Jane (janejonesreviews) | 69 comments Duration: December 1 - 31, 2018
Total: 5/18


Here's what Wikipedia tells us about Vikings:
1. Vikings were Norse seafarers... - read a book where the mc spends time in a boat.
2. ...mainly speaking the Old Norse language, - read a book where the mc speaks more than one language
3. ...who during the late 8th to late 11th centuries... read a book that was published between 2008 and 2011
4. ...raided and traded... - read a book that you raided borrowed
5. ...from their Northern European homelands... - read a book set near where you live
✔6. ...across wide areas of Europe... - read a book set in Europe ~ A Wild Night's Bride, Victoria Vane ~ 12-03 (Set in London.)
7. ...and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. - read a western
8. This period of Nordic military, - read a book with a mc that is or was in the military
✔9. ...mercantile and demographic expansion... - read a book where the mc goes shopping ~ Mail Order Bride: Deception, Samantha Price ~ 12-08 (Leah goes shopping for clothes.)
10. ...constitutes an important element... - read a book that has received a lot of 5 stars
11. ...in early medieval history. - read a historical book
12. Viking may derive from the feminine vík... - read a book by a female author
13. ...meaning "creek, inlet, small bay". - read a book with water on the cover
14. Common words in everyday English language... - read a book first written in English
15. ...like some of the days (Thursday means Thor's day), - finish a book on a Thursday
✔16. ...axle, crook, raft, knife... - read a book where the mc uses a knife ~ Mail Order Outlaw, Cynthia Woolf ~ 12-07 (Kills Harvey with a knife to save Lizzie.)
✔17. ...berserk, husband, ransack... - read a book with a wedding in it ~ Wed to a SEAL, Cat Johnson ~ 12-05
✔18. ...stem from the Old Norse. - read a book from a series, but not the 1st ~ Her Secret Prince ~ Rags to Riches ~ Book 2, Madeline Ash ~ 12-4

1 2 3 4 5 A Wild Night's Bride (The Devil DeVere #1) by Victoria Vane 7 8 Mail Order Bride Deception (Western Mail Order Brides #1) by Samantha Price 10 11 12 13 14 15 Mail Order Outlaw (Brides of Tombstone, #1) by Cynthia Woolf Wed to a SEAL (Hot SEALs, #8) by Cat Johnson Her Secret Prince (Royal Holiday, #2) by Madeline Ash


message 7: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III | 313 comments Book it to the Finish Line - December: Viking Dash
Duration: December 1 - 31, 2018
Books must be at least 200 pages. Since December is a busy month and this challenge got a late start, there are no page limits.
Rereads and audio books are okay. mc = main character
0/3
Here's what Wikipedia tells us about Vikings:
1. Vikings were Norse seafarers... - read a book where the mc spends time in a boat.
2. ...mainly speaking the Old Norse language, - read a book where the mc speaks more than one language
3. ...who during the late 8th to late 11th centuries... read a book that was published between 2008 and 2011 bookmarks are people too published 2009 12/9
4. ...raided and traded... - read a book that you raided borrowed
5. ...from their Northern European homelands... - read a book set near where you live
6. ...across wide areas of Europe... - read a book set in Europe
7. ...and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. - read a western
8. This period of Nordic military, - read a book with a mc that is or was in the military
9. ...mercantile and demographic expansion... - read a book where the mc goes shopping
10. ...constitutes an important element... - read a book that has received a lot of 5 stars
11. ...in early medieval history. - read a historical book
12. Viking may derive from the feminine vík... - read a book by a female author
13. ...meaning "creek, inlet, small bay". - read a book with water on the cover
14. Common words in everyday English language... - read a book first written in English
15. ...like some of the days (Thursday means Thor's day), - finish a book on a Thursday
16. ...axle, crook, raft, knife... - read a book where the mc uses a knife
17. ...berserk, husband, ransack... - read a book with a wedding in it
18. ...stem from the Old Norse. - read a book from a series, but not the 1st


message 8: by Book Concierge (last edited Jan 01, 2019 10:44AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2345 comments Book it the to Finish Line - VIKING DASH
Begins: 01Dec18 / Ends: 31Dec18



6 completed


1. Vikings were Norse seafarers... - read a book where the mc spends time in a boat.

2. ...mainly speaking the Old Norse language - read a book where the mc speaks more than one language - Love Potion Number 10 ✔ - 29Dec18

3. ...who during the late 8th to late 11th centuries... read a book that was published between 2008 and 2011

4. ...raided and traded... - read a book that you raided borrowed - A Deal to Die For ✔ - 07Dec18

5. ...from their Northern European homelands... - read a book set near where you live

6. ...across wide areas of Europe... - read a book set in Europe

7. ...and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. - read a western

8. This period of Nordic military, - read a book with a mc that is or was in the military

9. ...mercantile and demographic expansion... - read a book where the mc goes shopping - Christmas Camp: A Novel ✔ - 03Dec18

10. ...constitutes an important element...- read a book that has received a lot of 5 stars - 43,568 5-star ratings - A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius ✔ - 12Dec18

11. ...in early medieval history. - read a historical book

12. Viking may derive from the feminine vík... - read a book by a female author - Lynne Truss / Eats, Shoots & Leaves ✔ - 31Dec18

13. ...meaning "creek, inlet, small bay". - read a book with water on the cover

14. Common words in everyday English language... - read a book first written in English

15. ...like some of the days (Thursday means Thor's day), - finish a book on a Thursday

16. ...axle, crook, raft, knife... - read a book where the mc uses a knife

17. ...berserk, husband, ransack... - read a book with a wedding in it

18. ...stem from the Old Norse. - read a book from a series, but not the 1st - The Christmas Scrapbook ✔ - 03Dec18


message 9: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 699 comments Done for the month and year! Enjoyed it, as always.

Happy New Year, everyone!


message 10: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2345 comments Update Message # 8 - Manage to get 6 done (pretty good, since I read only 7 books in December)


message 11: by Marla (new)

 Marla | 789 comments Finally updating my 2018 challenges...

Book it to the Finish Line! December 2018
Viking Dash Trail Run
Duration: 12/1/18 - 12/31/18
Progress: 12 of 5 facts

mc = main character

Here's what Wikipedia tells us about Vikings:
1. Vikings were Norse seafarers... - read a book where the mc spends time in a boat.
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (12/10/18)
2. ...mainly speaking the Old Norse language, - read a book where the mc speaks more than one language
I Let You Go by Clare Macintosh (12/19/18)
3. ...who during the late 8th to late 11th centuries... read a book that was published between 2008 and 2011
Blameless by Gail Carriger (12/1/18) ~ pub 2010
4. ...raided and traded... - read a book that you raided borrowed
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (12/22/18) ~ library book
5. ...from their Northern European homelands... - read a book set near where you live
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren (12/20/18) ~ Chicago
6. ...across wide areas of Europe... - read a book set in Europe
The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter (12/16/18)
7. ...and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. - read a western
8. This period of Nordic military, - read a book with a mc that is or was in the military
9. ...mercantile and demographic expansion... - read a book where the mc goes shopping
The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner (12/25/18)
10. ...constitutes an important element... - read a book that has received a lot of 5 stars
Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (12/3/18)
11. ...in early medieval history. - read a historical book
To Sir Phillip, With Love With 2nd Epilogue by Julia Quinn (12/30/18)
12. Viking may derive from the feminine vík... - read a book by a female author
Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione (12/8/18)
13. ...meaning "creek, inlet, small bay". - read a book with water on the cover
14. Common words in everyday English language... - read a book first written in English
15. ...like some of the days (Thursday means Thor's day), - finish a book on a Thursday
16. ...axle, crook, raft, knife... - read a book where the mc uses a knife
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews (12/5/18)
17. ...berserk, husband, ransack... - read a book with a wedding in it
18. ...stem from the Old Norse. - read a book from a series, but not the 1st
Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting (12/18/18) ~ The Body Finder #2


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