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message 1: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Aug 27, 2020 07:39AM) (new)

Jan | 12611 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!!
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Oktoberfest-2
Today begins Oktoberfest 2019 in Munich Germany. This year it runs from September 21 to October 6th. Come join the fun and see how the excitement has spread throughout the world.

There are 8 tasks that need to be completed. Have fun!

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1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world and an important part of Bavarian culture. Held annually in Munich from late September to the first Sunday in October, this 16 day festival celebrates Bavarian traditions, drink, food, and music. With more than six million people from around the world attending every year, it is Munich's largest and most profitable tourist attraction.
🍻 Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.

2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. All the citizens were invited to eat, drink and be merry, enjoy parades, music, shooting displays and a horse race around the meadow. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to continue the tradition annually and has grown throughout the years to include fairground rides and the well-known beer tents.
🍻 Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).

3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892. It is estimated that more than 8 million liters of beer will be consumed at this year's event. Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers, which consists of only six breweries within the city. The beer must pass the "purity" law that precisely defines the 4 ingredients allowed: barley, hops, malt, and yeast. It’s considered some of the best beer in the world and has a high alcohol level of 6% which is equivalent to 8 shots of Schnapps.
🍻 Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.

4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking. The German Oompah music played by brass bands adds to the festive vibe.
Half the fun is linking arms with your friends to sing and dance the night away. And
let's not forget to mention the food! Be prepared to stuff yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and of course, pretzels.
🍻 Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.

5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over. Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has laid claim for years as having the largest festival outside of Germany. Its population identify themselves as being of German descent, and many still actually speak the language. Their event draws over 700,000 visitors annually and while everyone loves the beer-based celebrations, other cultural and entertainment attractions fill this week-long celebration in October. The most well-known is the national televised parade that is held on Canada’s Thanksgiving Day.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.

6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada and now boasts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich. For 17 days in October the town of Blumenau, becomes a lightning rod of German-themed fun and excitement. The town is a haven of German immigrants and the architecture downtown makes you think you are actually in Munich. Originally started in 1984 to help raise spirits in the town after a natural disaster, the celebration has grown to a global event attracting over a million people. With parades, contests and a different musical band for each day of the event, it’s a rich expression of Blumenau's Germanic culture.
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.

7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US. Correspondingly there are hundreds of large and small Oktoberfest celebrations held annually throughout the country with the largest being Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Ohio.
Its claim to fame is the Guinness World Record for having the largest Chicken Dance, with over 48,000 participants. It also boasts serving over 80,000 brats, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 2,000 pounds of German potato salad, and 23,000 soft pretzels, including their famous 6 pound pretzels made by a local pastry Shop.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.

8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia. Celebrations have become very popular in Indian hotels, restaurants and malls. The most significant one is hosted by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Pune, a large hub of German companies in India. In the Philippines, San Miguel Brewery, began an annual celebration in 2015 to commemorate their 125th anniversary. Japan hosts “Rocktoberfest” in Okinawa where German bangers and beer are served up next to dozens of rock and metal bands. The Aussies join the party with 'Oktoberfest in the Gardens' which is hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, and Adelaide.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).


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message 3: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Dec 16, 2019 08:09PM) (new)

Jan | 12611 comments My Spot

It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
8/8

Tasks

1. 🍻 Read a book published in September or October: On Division | Goldie Goldbloom 9/11/19***
On Division by Goldie Goldbloom

2. 🍻 Read a book with a wedding: Fingersmith | Sarah Waters 10/31/19****
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

3. 🍻 Read a series book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order (368 Pages): Dead Woman Walking | Sharon J. Bolton 9/8/19****
Dead Woman Walking by Sharon J. Bolton

4. 🍻 Read a book with food on the cover: Still Life with Murder | P.B. Ryan 9/29/19****
Still Life with Murder (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, #1) by P.B. Ryan

5. 🍻 Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO. A Quiet Life In The Country | T E Kinsey 9/29/19***
A Quiet Life In The Country (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries, #1) by T E Kinsey

6. 🍻 Read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage: Recipes for Love and Murder | Sally Andrew 10/3/19****
Recipes for Love and Murder (Tannie Maria Mystery, #1) by Sally Andrew

7. 🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state (Michigan): Sleuthing at Sweet Springs | Maggie Pill 12/4/19****
Sleuthing at Sweet Springs (The Sleuth Sisters Mysteries, #4) by Maggie Pill

8. 🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia : When Dreams are Calling | Carol Vorvain 10/20/19**
When Dreams are Calling by Carol Vorvain

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message 4: by Patrizia, Contributor (last edited Oct 29, 2019 02:20AM) (new)

Patrizia | 1018 comments I'm in! I love beer...

It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
8/8

Tasks

1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world and an important part of Bavarian culture. Held annually in Munich from late September to the first Sunday in October, this 16 day festival celebrates Bavarian traditions, drink, food, and music. With more than six million people from around the world attending every year, it is Munich's largest and most profitable tourist attraction.
🍻 Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.
September- The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 30 September; 4 1/2★
The Cats Came Back (A Magical Cats Mystery #10) by Sofie Kelly

2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. All the citizens were invited to eat, drink and be merry, enjoy parades, music, shooting displays and a horse race around the meadow. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to continue the tradition annually and has grown throughout the years to include fairground rides and the well-known beer tents.
🍻 Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).
MC's wedding and TBR #227- Double Wedding Death by Arlene Sachitano 21 October; 4★
Double Wedding Death (A Harriet Truman/Loose Threads Mystery Book 10) by Arlene Sachitano

3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892. It is estimated that more than 8 million liters of beer will be consumed at this year's event. Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers, which consists of only six breweries within the city. The beer must pass the "purity" law that precisely defines the 4 ingredients allowed: barley, hops, malt, and yeast. It’s considered some of the best beer in the world and has a high alcohol level of 6% which is equivalent to 8 shots of Schnapps.
🍻 Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
series #6- A Merciful Promise by Kendra Elliot 7 October; 5★
A Merciful Promise (Mercy Kilpatrick, #6) by Kendra Elliot

4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking. The German Oompah music played by brass bands adds to the festive vibe.
Half the fun is linking arms with your friends to sing and dance the night away. And
let's not forget to mention the food! Be prepared to stuff yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and of course, pretzels.
🍻 Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien 28 October; 4★
Murder Lo Mein (A Noodle Shop Mystery, #3) by Vivien Chien

5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over. Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has laid claim for years as having the largest festival outside of Germany. Its population identify themselves as being of German descent, and many still actually speak the language. Their event draws over 700,000 visitors annually and while everyone loves the beer-based celebrations, other cultural and entertainment attractions fill this week-long celebration in October. The most well-known is the national televised parade that is held on Canada’s Thanksgiving Day.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason 4 October; 5★
Oath of Honor (Blue Justice, #1) by Lynette Eason

6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada and now boasts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich. For 17 days in October the town of Blumenau, becomes a lightning rod of German-themed fun and excitement. The town is a haven of German immigrants and the architecture downtown makes you think you are actually in Munich. Originally started in 1984 to help raise spirits in the town after a natural disaster, the celebration has grown to a global event attracting over a million people. With parades, contests and a different musical band for each day of the event, it’s a rich expression of Blumenau's Germanic culture.
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.
Murder on Bamboo Lane by Naomi Hirahara 28 September; 4★
Murder on Bamboo Lane (An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery #1) by Naomi Hirahara

7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US. Correspondingly there are hundreds of large and small Oktoberfest celebrations held annually throughout the country with the largest being Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Ohio.
Its claim to fame is the Guinness World Record for having the largest Chicken Dance, with over 48,000 participants. It also boasts serving over 80,000 brats, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 2,000 pounds of German potato salad, and 23,000 soft pretzels, including their famous 6 pound pretzels made by a local pastry Shop.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
Wisconsin- In the Drink by Allyson K. Abbott 25 September; 4 1/2★
In the Drink (Mack's Bar Mystery, #3) by Allyson K. Abbott

8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia. Celebrations have become very popular in Indian hotels, restaurants and malls. The most significant one is hosted by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Pune, a large hub of German companies in India. In the Philippines, San Miguel Brewery, began an annual celebration in 2015 to commemorate their 125th anniversary. Japan hosts “Rocktoberfest” in Okinawa where German bangers and beer are served up next to dozens of rock and metal bands. The Aussies join the party with 'Oktoberfest in the Gardens' which is hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, and Adelaide.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
Risk the Burn by Marnee Blake 15 October; 4 1/2★
Risk the Burn (The Smokejumpers #3) by Marnee Blake


message 5: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Thanks for joining me Patrizia!!


message 6: by Allie (last edited Nov 16, 2019 03:47PM) (new)

Allie | 940 comments Oktoberfest - 9/21/19 to 11/30/19


1.) First published in September (2014): The Winter Crown (Eleanor of Aquitaine, #2) by Elizabeth Chadwick 11/5/19

2.) Royals marry in: The Summer Queen (Eleanor of Aquitaine, #1) by Elizabeth Chadwick 9/28/19

3.) Series #4: The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan 11/16/19

4.) Danced at a party: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare 10/15/19

5.) Author Initials in KITCHENER-WATERLOO: The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3) by Rick Riordan by Rick Riordan 10/1/19

6.) Title starts with letter in BLUMENAU: Bloodfever (Fever, #2) by Karen Marie Moning 10/9/19

7.) Over 48,000 ratings: Circe by Madeline Miller 9/23/19

8.) Takes place in Asia: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin 9/30/19


message 7: by Denise (last edited Oct 18, 2019 07:11AM) (new)

Denise | 2510 comments Finished

It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
8/8

Tasks

√1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world and an important part of Bavarian culture. Held annually in Munich from late September to the first Sunday in October, this 16 day festival celebrates Bavarian traditions, drink, food, and music. With more than six million people from around the world attending every year, it is Munich's largest and most profitable tourist attraction.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Germany. The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst 10.11.19

√2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. All the citizens were invited to eat, drink and be merry, enjoy parades, music, shooting displays and a horse race around the meadow. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to continue the tradition annually and has grown throughout the years to include fairground rides and the well-known beer tents.
🍻 Read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number). #207 Force Of Nature by C.J. Box 9.23.19

√3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892. It is estimated that more than 8 million liters of beer will be consumed at this year's event. Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers, which consists of only six breweries within the city. The beer must pass the "purity" law that precisely defines the 4 ingredients allowed: barley, hops, malt, and yeast. It’s considered some of the best beer in the world and has a high alcohol level of 6% which is equivalent to 8 shots of Schnapps.
🍻 Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 - The Vault by Peter Lovesey - Series book #6 10.10.19

√4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking. The German Oompah music played by brass bands adds to the festive vibe.
Half the fun is linking arms with your friends to sing and dance the night away. And
let's not forget to mention the food! Be prepared to stuff yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and of course, pretzels.
🍻 Read a book where the characters danced or attended a party. The Fingerprint 10.2.19

√5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over. Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has laid claim for years as having the largest festival outside of Germany. Its population identify themselves as being of German descent, and many still actually speak the language. Their event draws over 700,000 visitors annually and while everyone loves the beer-based celebrations, other cultural and entertainment attractions fill this week-long celebration in October. The most well-known is the national televised parade that is held on Canada’s Thanksgiving Day.
🍻 Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO. Caroline Roe Consolation for an Exile 10.14.19

√6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada and now boasts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich. For 17 days in October the town of Blumenau, becomes a lightning rod of German-themed fun and excitement. The town is a haven of German immigrants and the architecture downtown makes you think you are actually in Munich. Originally started in 1984 to help raise spirits in the town after a natural disaster, the celebration has grown to a global event attracting over a million people. With parades, contests and a different musical band for each day of the event, it’s a rich expression of Blumenau's Germanic culture.
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU A Bitter Feast by Deborah Crombie 10.18.19

√7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US. Correspondingly there are hundreds of large and small Oktoberfest celebrations held annually throughout the country with the largest being Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Ohio.
Its claim to fame is the Guinness World Record for having the largest Chicken Dance, with over 48,000 participants. It also boasts serving over 80,000 brats, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 2,000 pounds of German potato salad, and 23,000 soft pretzels, including their famous 6 pound pretzels made by a local pastry Shop.
🍻 Read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy has
over 116,000 ratings

√8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia. Celebrations have become very popular in Indian hotels, restaurants and malls. The most significant one is hosted by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Pune, a large hub of German companies in India. In the Philippines, San Miguel Brewery, began an annual celebration in 2015 to commemorate their 125th anniversary. Japan hosts “Rocktoberfest” in Okinawa where German bangers and beer are served up next to dozens of rock and metal bands. The Aussies join the party with 'Oktoberfest in the Gardens' which is hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, and Adelaide.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia - takes place in Israel - Suddenly, Love by Aharon Appelfeld 9.22.19


message 8: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Welcome Allie & Denise!!


message 9: by Viji (new)

Viji | 39 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
0/8

1. Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.

2. Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).

3. Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.

4. Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.

5. Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.

6. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.

7. Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.

8. Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).


message 10: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Have fun Viji & Dee!!


message 11: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Sep 22, 2019 09:56AM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 169 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Tasks

1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world and an important part of Bavarian culture. Held annually in Munich from late September to the first Sunday in October, this 16 day festival celebrates Bavarian traditions, drink, food, and music. With more than six million people from around the world attending every year, it is Munich's largest and most profitable tourist attraction.
🍻 Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.

2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. All the citizens were invited to eat, drink and be merry, enjoy parades, music, shooting displays and a horse race around the meadow. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to continue the tradition annually and has grown throughout the years to include fairground rides and the well-known beer tents.
🍻 Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).

3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892. It is estimated that more than 8 million liters of beer will be consumed at this year's event. Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers, which consists of only six breweries within the city. The beer must pass the "purity" law that precisely defines the 4 ingredients allowed: barley, hops, malt, and yeast. It’s considered some of the best beer in the world and has a high alcohol level of 6% which is equivalent to 8 shots of Schnapps.
🍻 Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.

4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking. The German Oompah music played by brass bands adds to the festive vibe.
Half the fun is linking arms with your friends to sing and dance the night away. And
let's not forget to mention the food! Be prepared to stuff yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and of course, pretzels.
🍻 Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.

5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over. Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has laid claim for years as having the largest festival outside of Germany. Its population identify themselves as being of German descent, and many still actually speak the language. Their event draws over 700,000 visitors annually and while everyone loves the beer-based celebrations, other cultural and entertainment attractions fill this week-long celebration in October. The most well-known is the national televised parade that is held on Canada’s Thanksgiving Day.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.

6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada and now boasts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich. For 17 days in October the town of Blumenau, becomes a lightning rod of German-themed fun and excitement. The town is a haven of German immigrants and the architecture downtown makes you think you are actually in Munich. Originally started in 1984 to help raise spirits in the town after a natural disaster, the celebration has grown to a global event attracting over a million people. With parades, contests and a different musical band for each day of the event, it’s a rich expression of Blumenau's Germanic culture.
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.

7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US. Correspondingly there are hundreds of large and small Oktoberfest celebrations held annually throughout the country with the largest being Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Ohio.
Its claim to fame is the Guinness World Record for having the largest Chicken Dance, with over 48,000 participants. It also boasts serving over 80,000 brats, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 2,000 pounds of German potato salad, and 23,000 soft pretzels, including their famous 6 pound pretzels made by a local pastry Shop.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.

8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia. Celebrations have become very popular in Indian hotels, restaurants and malls. The most significant one is hosted by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Pune, a large hub of German companies in India. In the Philippines, San Miguel Brewery, began an annual celebration in 2015 to commemorate their 125th anniversary. Japan hosts “Rocktoberfest” in Okinawa where German bangers and beer are served up next to dozens of rock and metal bands. The Aussies join the party with 'Oktoberfest in the Gardens' which is hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, and Adelaide.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).


message 12: by Hannah (last edited Oct 18, 2019 10:25AM) (new)

Hannah | 43 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!! - Complete
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Completed: 8/8


1. Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.
According to Yes by Dawn French, 22/10/19

2. Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, 06/10/19

3. Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
The Dreams Of Bethany Mellmoth: The Green Park by William Boyd, 21/09/19

4. Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
Legacy by Alan Judd, 05/10/19

5. Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
The Librarian of Auschwitz: Based on the True Story of Dita Kraus by Antonio Iturbe, 09/10/19

6. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.
Uncommon Enemy by Alan Judd, 12/10/19

7. Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo, 13/10/19

8. Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
Sharpe's Fortress by Bernard Cornwell, 17/10/19


message 13: by Bryony (last edited Nov 26, 2019 05:02PM) (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 386 comments I’m in please!

It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Progress: 8/8

Tasks

✔️ 1. 🍻 Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.
Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country by Billy Connolly
Completed: 27 November 2019

✔️ 2. 🍻 Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
Completed: 27 October 2019

✔️ 3. 🍻 Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
Completed: 19 October 2019

✔️ 4. 🍻 Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Completed: 20 October 2019

✔️ 5. 🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
Completed: 29 October 2019

✔️ 6. 🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Completed: 12 October 2019

✔️ 7. 🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Completed: 10 October 2019

✔️ 8. 🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
Completed: 20 November 2019

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message 14: by Tari (last edited Nov 13, 2019 08:33AM) (new)

Tari (thann) | 480 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019

8/8 Finished Nov. 13, 2019

1. Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.
Tide and Punishment Bree Baker 9/23/19 publish date 9/24/19

2. Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).
Lady Ginger Gold--Murder at Hartigan House Lee Strauss 10/3/19

3. Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
416 pages--Death of a Coupon Clipper Lee Hollis 9/29/19

4. Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
The party was at the Howellian Hotel and was called Catapalooza, a fundraiser for the pet shelter Two Bites Too Many Debra H. Goldstein 9/24/19

5. Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
LE--Lauren Elliott (who happens to be Canadian!) Murder in the First Edition Lauren Elliott 9/22/19

6. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.
M--Mrs. Morris and the Ghost Traci Wilton 9/25/19

7. Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
Indiana--Appliqued to Death: A Home Economics Mystery, book 1 Kathleen Suzette 9/26/19

8. Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
S,O--Stamped Out Tonya Kappes 11/13/19


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message 17: by Meg, Contributor (last edited Nov 14, 2019 03:59PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 408 comments Oktoberfest!
Sep 21 - Nov 30, 2019

1. 🍻 Read a book published in September or October.
A Room With a Brew (Brewing Trouble, #3) by Joyce Tremel A Room With a Brew 10/10

2. 🍻 Read a book with a royal character in it
Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (Her Royal Spyness #13) by Rhys Bowen Love and Death Among the Cheetahs 10/07

3. 🍻 Read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count. [246]
Murder at Waters Edge (Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery #6) by Kathi Daley Murder at Waters Edge 10/16

4. 🍻 Read a book where the characters attended a party. [Halloween party]
Nightmare in Shining Armor (Den of Antiquity, #8) by Tamar Myers Nightmare in Shining Armor 10/12

5. 🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada
Dead Ringer (Music Lover's Mystery #1) by Sarah Fox Dead Ringer 09/24

6. 🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Big Little Lies 09/25

7. 🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state
Grim Tidings (Aisling Grimlock, #1) by Amanda M. Lee Grim Tidings 11/14

8. 🍻 Read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
Terns of Endearment (Meg Langslow, #25) by Donna Andrews Terns of Endearment 10/05


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message 19: by Karen ♐ (last edited Oct 22, 2019 09:42PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 697 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
8/8

Tasks


1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world
🍻 Read a book published in September or October - Pub Oct, 2015 - Calm & Storm Susan Fanetti - 9/30

2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago
🍻 Read a book with a wedding - The Billionaire Falls Melody Anne - 10/3

3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892.
🍻 Read a series book #4 - Wait for It Molly O'Keefe - 9/22

4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking.
🍻 Read a book where the characters danced or attended a party. - Genuine Lies Nora Roberts - 10/2

5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada - Rocky Mountain Home Vivian Arend - 9/22

6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU - Logan Linda Lael Miller - 9/24

7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state - North Dakota - Ice Men of North Dakota Leah Brooke - 10/9

8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia.
🍻 Read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum). - Beyond Eden Kele Moon - 10/14

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message 20: by Marina H (last edited Oct 27, 2019 12:06AM) (new)

Marina H | 327 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!!
Date: September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Completed: 8/8

Tasks

1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world and an important part of Bavarian culture. Held annually in Munich from late September to the first Sunday in October, this 16 day festival celebrates Bavarian traditions, drink, food, and music. With more than six million people from around the world attending every year, it is Munich's largest and most profitable tourist attraction.
🍻 Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.
Det Onde by Stephen King 26/10/19

2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. All the citizens were invited to eat, drink and be merry, enjoy parades, music, shooting displays and a horse race around the meadow. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to continue the tradition annually and has grown throughout the years to include fairground rides and the well-known beer tents.
🍻 Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).
Under bjælken: Et portræt af Kronprins Frederik by Jens Andersen 03/10/19

3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892. It is estimated that more than 8 million liters of beer will be consumed at this year's event. Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers, which consists of only six breweries within the city. The beer must pass the "purity" law that precisely defines the 4 ingredients allowed: barley, hops, malt, and yeast. It’s considered some of the best beer in the world and has a high alcohol level of 6% which is equivalent to 8 shots of Schnapps.
🍻 Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
Vold og magt by Elsebeth Egholm 10/10/19

4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking. The German Oompah music played by brass bands adds to the festive vibe.
Half the fun is linking arms with your friends to sing and dance the night away. And let's not forget to mention the food! Be prepared to stuff yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and of course, pretzels.
🍻 Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
Eget ansvar by Elsebeth Egholm 12/10/19

5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over. Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has laid claim for years as having the largest festival outside of Germany. Its population identify themselves as being of German descent, and many still actually speak the language. Their event draws over 700,000 visitors annually and while everyone loves the beer-based celebrations, other cultural and entertainment attractions fill this week-long celebration in October. The most well-known is the national televised parade that is held on Canada’s Thanksgiving Day.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
Skjulte Fejl og Mangler by Elsebeth Egholm 27/09/19

6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada and now boasts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich. For 17 days in October the town of Blumenau, becomes a lightning rod of German-themed fun and excitement. The town is a haven of German immigrants and the architecture downtown makes you think you are actually in Munich. Originally started in 1984 to help raise spirits in the town after a natural disaster, the celebration has grown to a global event attracting over a million people. With parades, contests and a different musical band for each day of the event, it’s a rich expression of Blumenau's Germanic culture.
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.
Nærmeste Pårørende by Elsebeth Egholm 05/10/19

7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US. Correspondingly there are hundreds of large and small Oktoberfest celebrations held annually throughout the country with the largest being Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Ohio.
Its claim to fame is the Guinness World Record for having the largest Chicken Dance, with over 48,000 participants. It also boasts serving over 80,000 brats, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 2,000 pounds of German potato salad, and 23,000 soft pretzels, including their famous 6 pound pretzels made by a local pastry Shop.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
Still Life by Louise Penny 24/10/19

8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia. Celebrations have become very popular in Indian hotels, restaurants and malls. The most significant one is hosted by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Pune, a large hub of German companies in India. In the Philippines, San Miguel Brewery, began an annual celebration in 2015 to commemorate their 125th anniversary. Japan hosts “Rocktoberfest” in Okinawa where German bangers and beer are served up next to dozens of rock and metal bands. The Aussies join the party with 'Oktoberfest in the Gardens' which is hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, and Adelaide.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
Kød og blod by Elsebeth Egholm 16/10/19

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message 21: by Bev(baglady) (last edited Dec 19, 2019 10:19AM) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 239 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019


1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world and an important part of Bavarian culture.
🍻 Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.
Love and Other Wild Things (Mystic Bayou, #2) by Molly Harper Love and Other Wild Things Molly Harper 09/24/19

2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810.
🍻 Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).
At First Sight (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell, #2) by Nicholas Sparks At First Sight
Nicholas Sparks 12/06/19 #240 to WTR

3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892.
🍻 Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
Every Dark Corner (Romantic Suspense, #18; Cincinnati, #3) by Karen Rose Every Dark Corner Karen Rose 10/02/19 624 pages

4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking.
🍻 Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub Year of No Sugar Eve O. Schaub 11/17/19

5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
Midnight Caller (Chasing Evil, #1) by Leslie Tentler Midnight Caller Leslie Tentler 10/08/19

6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada and now boasts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich.
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.
The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry, #1) by Sujata Massey The Widows of Malabar Hill Sujata Massey 10/17/19 tagged Cultural

7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
Firelands by Michael Jensen Firelands Michael Jensen 10/04/19 takes place in Ohio

8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Nine Perfect Strangers Liane Moriarty 11/12/19 takes place in Australia


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message 23: by Olivermagnus (last edited Oct 30, 2019 07:09AM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 612 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019

8
of 8 Complete

📌 1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world and an important part of Bavarian culture. Held annually in Munich from late September to the first Sunday in October, this 16 day festival celebrates Bavarian traditions, drink, food, and music. With more than six million people from around the world attending every year, it is Munich's largest and most profitable tourist attraction.
🍻 Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.
Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas - 10/4/19 - pub September 2, 2014

📌 2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. All the citizens were invited to eat, drink and be merry, enjoy parades, music, shooting displays and a horse race around the meadow. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to continue the tradition annually and has grown throughout the years to include fairground rides and the well-known beer tents.
🍻 Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).
Home - Harlan Coben - 9/25/19 - #269 added 1/27/2017

📌 3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892. It is estimated that more than 8 million liters of beer will be consumed at this year's event. Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers, which consists of only six breweries within the city. The beer must pass the "purity" law that precisely defines the 4 ingredients allowed: barley, hops, malt, and yeast. It’s considered some of the best beer in the world and has a high alcohol level of 6% which is equivalent to 8 shots of Schnapps.
🍻 Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
The Funeral Boat - Kate Ellis - 9/24/19 - #4 Wesley Peterson

📌 4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking. The German Oompah music played by brass bands adds to the festive vibe.
Half the fun is linking arms with your friends to sing and dance the night away. And let's not forget to mention the food! Be prepared to stuff yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and of course, pretzels.
🍻 Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
Assaulted Caramel - Amanda Flower - 10/29/19

📌 5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over. Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has laid claim for years as having the largest festival outside of Germany. Its population identify themselves as being of German descent, and many still actually speak the language. Their event draws over 700,000 visitors annually and while everyone loves the beer-based celebrations, other cultural and entertainment attractions fill this week-long celebration in October. The most well-known is the national televised parade that is held on Canada’s Thanksgiving Day.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
Uncharted - Anna Hackett - 10/3/19 - AH

📌 6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada and now boasts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich. For 17 days in October the town of Blumenau, becomes a lightning rod of German-themed fun and excitement. The town is a haven of German immigrants and the architecture downtown makes you think you are actually in Munich. Originally started in 1984 to help raise spirits in the town after a natural disaster, the celebration has grown to a global event attracting over a million people. With parades, contests and a different musical band for each day of the event, it’s a rich expression of Blumenau's Germanic culture.
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.
Acqua Alta - Donna Leon - 9/28/19 - also tagged Cultural

📌 7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US. Correspondingly there are hundreds of large and small Oktoberfest celebrations held annually throughout the country with the largest being Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Ohio.
Its claim to fame is the Guinness World Record for having the largest Chicken Dance, with over 48,000 participants. It also boasts serving over 80,000 brats, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 2,000 pounds of German potato salad, and 23,000 soft pretzels, including their famous 6 pound pretzels made by a local pastry Shop.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
(The states that are part of the Midwest are: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Colorado.)
Mum's the Word - Kate Collins - 10/1/19 - Set in Indiana

📌 8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia. Celebrations have become very popular in Indian hotels, restaurants and malls. The most significant one is hosted by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Pune, a large hub of German companies in India. In the Philippines, San Miguel Brewery, began an annual celebration in 2015 to commemorate their 125th anniversary. Japan hosts “Rocktoberfest” in Okinawa where German bangers and beer are served up next to dozens of rock and metal bands. The Aussies join the party with 'Oktoberfest in the Gardens' which is hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, and Adelaide.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
Bitter Wash Road - Garry Disher - 10/6/19 - set in Australia

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message 25: by Barb (last edited Oct 27, 2019 03:29PM) (new)

Barb | 558 comments I thought I signed up for this when it was first posted.... oops!


IT'S OKTOBERFEST TIME!, 9/21 - 11/30
8/8 COMPLETE


1. Read a book published in September or October
publ Oct 2019 : The Body: A Guide for Occupants, by Bill Bryson, finished 9/30 ★★★.5

2. Read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number)
#217 : Shooting at Loons (Deborah Knott #3), by Margaret Maron, finished 10/4 ★★★.5

3. Read a series book #4
Murder with Ganache (Key West Food Critic #4), by Lucy Burdette, finished 9/24 ★★★.5

4. Read a book where the characters danced attended a party
celebrating big football win : In the Clearing (Tracy Crosswhite #3), by Robert Dugoni, finished 10/8 ★★★★

5. Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO
author Nancy ThayerLet It Snow, finished 10/3 ★★★.5

6. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU
The Big Book of Reel Murders: Stories That Inspired Great Crime Films, by Otto Penzler, finished 10/11 ★★★.5

7. Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage
232,956 ratings : The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead, finished 10/21 ★★★★

8. Read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum)
Breach of Trust (Jason Kolarich #2), by David Ellis, finished 9/29 ★★★★

Murder with Ganache (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #4) by Lucy Burdette Breach of Trust (Jason Kolarich, #2) by David Ellis The Body A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson Let It Snow by Nancy Thayer Shooting at Loons (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #3) by Margaret Maron In the Clearing by Robert Dugoni The Big Book of Reel Murders Stories That Inspired Great Crime Films by Otto Penzler The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 10/21 *****


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message 27: by Ed (last edited Nov 19, 2019 07:25PM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 409 comments *****COMPLETED 11/4/19*****

It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
8/8

Tasks

*****1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world and an important part of Bavarian culture. Held annually in Munich from late September to the first Sunday in October, this 16 day festival celebrates Bavarian traditions, drink, food, and music. With more than six million people from around the world attending every year, it is Munich's largest and most profitable tourist attraction.
🍻 Read a book published in September or October - Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography b [booky [author:Neil Patrick Harris|620872] 10/18/19-pub. Oct. 2014

or read a book that takes place in Germany.

******2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. All the citizens were invited to eat, drink and be merry, enjoy parades, music, shooting displays and a horse race around the meadow. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to continue the tradition annually and has grown throughout the years to include fairground rides and the well-known beer tents.
🍻 Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it - Tamburlaine is the Emperor in Tamburlaine the Great Part II by Christopher Marlowe 10/27/19
or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).

*****3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892. It is estimated that more than 8 million liters of beer will be consumed at this year's event. Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers, which consists of only six breweries within the city. The beer must pass the "purity" law that precisely defines the 4 ingredients allowed: barley, hops, malt, and yeast. It’s considered some of the best beer in the world and has a high alcohol level of 6% which is equivalent to 8 shots of Schnapps.
🍻 Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count. - [The Blind Owl|45967] by Sadegh Hedayat 10/11/19- 148p.

*****4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking. The German Oompah music played by brass bands adds to the festive vibe.
Half the fun is linking arms with your friends to sing and dance the night away. And
let's not forget to mention the food! Be prepared to stuff yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and of course, pretzels.
🍻 Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party. - The author and his wife dance with one of the local chieftains while in Cameroon in A Zoo in My Luggage by Gerald Durrell 10/13/19

*****5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over. Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has laid claim for years as having the largest festival outside of Germany. Its population identify themselves as being of German descent, and many still actually speak the language. Their event draws over 700,000 visitors annually and while everyone loves the beer-based celebrations, other cultural and entertainment attractions fill this week-long celebration in October. The most well-known is the national televised parade that is held on Canada’s Thanksgiving Day.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO. - Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer 10/24/19

*****6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada and now boasts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich. For 17 days in October the town of Blumenau, becomes a lightning rod of German-themed fun and excitement. The town is a haven of German immigrants and the architecture downtown makes you think you are actually in Munich. Originally started in 1984 to help raise spirits in the town after a natural disaster, the celebration has grown to a global event attracting over a million people. With parades, contests and a different musical band for each day of the event, it’s a rich expression of Blumenau's Germanic culture.
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage. - The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham 10/15/19

*****7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US. Correspondingly there are hundreds of large and small Oktoberfest celebrations held annually throughout the country with the largest being Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Ohio.
Its claim to fame is the Guinness World Record for having the largest Chicken Dance, with over 48,000 participants. It also boasts serving over 80,000 brats, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 2,000 pounds of German potato salad, and 23,000 soft pretzels, including their famous 6 pound pretzels made by a local pastry Shop.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage. - Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 10/29/19-over 147,000 ratings

*****8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia. Celebrations have become very popular in Indian hotels, restaurants and malls. The most significant one is hosted by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Pune, a large hub of German companies in India. In the Philippines, San Miguel Brewery, began an annual celebration in 2015 to commemorate their 125th anniversary. Japan hosts “Rocktoberfest” in Okinawa where German bangers and beer are served up next to dozens of rock and metal bands. The Aussies join the party with 'Oktoberfest in the Gardens' which is hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, and Adelaide.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum)- set in Indonesia and Malaysia- Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo by Eric Hansen-11/4/19


message 28: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Enjoy the challenge Ed!


message 29: by Book Concierge (last edited Nov 16, 2019 05:10AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1332 comments It's OKTOBERFEST Time!
Begins: 21Sep19 / Ends: 30Nov19


8 / 8 completed


Tasks

1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world 🍻 Read a book published in September or October - October 2018 = The Library Book ✔ – 08Oct19

2. It began as a wedding celebration 🍻 Read a book with a wedding in it - Things You Save in a Fire ✔ – 26Sep19

3. The beer tents 🍻 Read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count - 480 pages - All the Stars in the Heavens ✔ – 06Oct19

4. Traditional folk music 🍻 Read a book where the characters danced or attended a party - After You ✔ – 29Sep19

5. Swept the world over 🍻 Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO - A.T. - Anne Tyler / Clock Dance ✔ – 26Sep19

6. Brazil now boasts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich 🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU - Before I Die ✔ – 02Oct19

7. German-Americans 🍻 Read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage - 56,238 ratings when I chose it - The Prisoner of Heaven ✔ – 14Oct19

8. Asia and Australia 🍻 Read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum) - T.T. - There There ✔ – 11Nov19


message 30: by Agnieszka (last edited Nov 10, 2019 07:30AM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 241 comments I detest Oktoberfest and anything related to it but love the tasks you created so I'm still in!

It's Oktoberfest Time!!
Duration:
9/21/19 - 11/30/19
Completed: 8/8 (as of 10/23)

1. Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.
Kühlfach 4=Morgue Drawer Four by Jutta Profijt 4 10/11 - set in Köln (Cologne, Germany)
Back to the Bedroom by Janet Evanovich 5* 10/12 - published 10/1/89

2. Read a book with a wedding or royal character in or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number)
Forever Betrayed by Kathleen Brooks 5* 10/2 - MC is a prince & wedding
Dancing With The Virgins by Stephen Booth 4* 10/26 - #272

3. Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
Smoked Out by Jeff Carson 5* 10/9 - David Wolf #6
Der letzte Befehl=The Affair by Lee Child 4* 11/8 - 448 pages

4. Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
Amazing Quinoa Easy Recipes the Whole Family Will Love! (Healthy Cookbook Series #3) by Vesela Tabakova Amazing Quinoa: Easy Recipes the Whole Family Will Love! by Vesela Tabakova 3* 10/4 (110 pages)
Forever Hidden by Kathleen Brooks 5* 10/1

5. Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
Unter dem Polarlicht by Elisabeth Büchle 5* 10/20 lit. transl: Under The Polar (or Northern) Lights - set near Banff, Alberta (Canada - all but first & last chapters)
Ein reines Gewissen=The Complaints by Ian Rankin 5* 10/20 kItcheneR-waterloo (or #6 Cultural>Scottland)

6. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.
Naked in Death by J.D. Robb 5* 10/7 - N-title
Crimson Lake=Crimson Lake by Candice Fox 4* 10/21 - Cultural > Australia

7. Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state* or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
* Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin; not in all sources (Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwest... (view spoiler)
Zero Day by David Baldacci 4* 10/6 - 59,468 ratings
Forever Driven by Kathleen Brooks 5* 11/4 - Kentucky

8. Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum). Das Geheimnis der Eulerschen Formel=The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa 6* 10/23 - Japan
One Step Back by Luana Ehrlich book 5 in Kill Zone 6* 10/26 - oktOBerfeSt


message 31: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 241 comments Jen, I need you opinion here:

...read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number)
I disabled the sorting option for this shelf last year because it was wrecking havock with my lists and can't show the # now. Would it work for you if I sort the shelf by date added (asc.) and count manually? (I'm doing it for a different challenge anyway, so I'd only have to update my # but had at least an idea what to look for)


message 32: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Welcome BC & Agnieszka!


message 33: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Agnieszka wrote: "Jen, I need you opinion here:

...read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number)
I disabled the sorting option for this shelf last year because it was wre..."


Yes - that would work fine Agnieszka!


message 34: by Amanda A (last edited Oct 14, 2019 09:06AM) (new)

Amanda A | 245 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Completed: 8/8


1. Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.
Snowfall on Haven Point by RaeAnne Thayne 9/24

2. Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).
Leader of the Pack by Roxanne St. Claire 9/22

3. Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis 9/30

4. Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher 10/11
You'll Think of Me (Thunder Creek #1) by Robin Lee Hatcher

5. Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
Sew Deadly by Elizabeth Lynn Casey 9/26

6. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.
Murder With Puffins by Donna Andrews 9/21

7. Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire 9/28

8. Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
Rock the Boat by Gia Riley 10/9


message 35: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 241 comments Jan wrote: "Yes - that would work fine Agnieszka!"

Thank you!


message 36: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Have fun Amanda!


And you are most welcome Agnieszka!


message 37: by JoAnne (last edited Oct 27, 2019 02:36PM) (new)

JoAnne | 288 comments WC It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
8/8

Tasks:
1. Read a book published in September.

The Moment We Began Sarra Cannon 10/11/19

2. Read a book with a royal character in it.
A Marquess for Christmas Vivienne Westlake 10/22/19

3. Read a series book #4, #6 or #8.
Let It Snow Melanie Shawn 9/26/19 (Hope Falls #8)

4. Read a book where the characters attended a party.
Finn Beckett M.J. Fields 10/9/19

5. Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
Surfside Sisters Nancy Thayer 10/8/19

6. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU.
Alaska Wild Helena Newbury 10/13/19

7. Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state.
Michigan Abomination Colleen Coble 9/27/19

8. Read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
Fade Out Rachel Caine 10/17/19


message 38: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Welcome to the fun JoAnne!


message 39: by Amanda A (last edited Oct 14, 2019 09:08AM) (new)

Amanda A | 245 comments Thanks, Jan!

It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Completed: 8/8


1. Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.
Snowfall on Haven Point by RaeAnne Thayne 9/24

2. Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).
Leader of the Pack by Roxanne St. Claire 9/22

3. Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis 9/30

4. Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher 10/11
You'll Think of Me (Thunder Creek #1) by Robin Lee Hatcher

5. Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
Sew Deadly by Elizabeth Lynn Casey 9/26

6. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.
Murder With Puffins by Donna Andrews 9/21

7. Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire 9/28

8. Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
Rock the Boat by Gia Riley 10/9


message 40: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Great challenge work Amanda!


message 41: by Denise (new)

Denise | 2510 comments Finished

It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
8/8

Tasks

√1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world and an important part of Bavarian culture. Held annually in Munich from late September to the first Sunday in October, this 16 day festival celebrates Bavarian traditions, drink, food, and music. With more than six million people from around the world attending every year, it is Munich's largest and most profitable tourist attraction.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Germany. The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst 10.11.19

√2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. All the citizens were invited to eat, drink and be merry, enjoy parades, music, shooting displays and a horse race around the meadow. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to continue the tradition annually and has grown throughout the years to include fairground rides and the well-known beer tents.
🍻 Read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number). #207 Force Of Nature by C.J. Box 9.23.19

√3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892. It is estimated that more than 8 million liters of beer will be consumed at this year's event. Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers, which consists of only six breweries within the city. The beer must pass the "purity" law that precisely defines the 4 ingredients allowed: barley, hops, malt, and yeast. It’s considered some of the best beer in the world and has a high alcohol level of 6% which is equivalent to 8 shots of Schnapps.
🍻 Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 - The Vault by Peter Lovesey - Series book #6 10.10.19

√4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking. The German Oompah music played by brass bands adds to the festive vibe.
Half the fun is linking arms with your friends to sing and dance the night away. And
let's not forget to mention the food! Be prepared to stuff yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and of course, pretzels.
🍻 Read a book where the characters danced or attended a party. The Fingerprint 10.2.19

√5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over. Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has laid claim for years as having the largest festival outside of Germany. Its population identify themselves as being of German descent, and many still actually speak the language. Their event draws over 700,000 visitors annually and while everyone loves the beer-based celebrations, other cultural and entertainment attractions fill this week-long celebration in October. The most well-known is the national televised parade that is held on Canada’s Thanksgiving Day.
🍻 Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO. Caroline Roe Consolation for an Exile 10.14.19

√6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada and now boasts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich. For 17 days in October the town of Blumenau, becomes a lightning rod of German-themed fun and excitement. The town is a haven of German immigrants and the architecture downtown makes you think you are actually in Munich. Originally started in 1984 to help raise spirits in the town after a natural disaster, the celebration has grown to a global event attracting over a million people. With parades, contests and a different musical band for each day of the event, it’s a rich expression of Blumenau's Germanic culture.
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU A Bitter Feast by Deborah Crombie 10.18.19

√7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US. Correspondingly there are hundreds of large and small Oktoberfest celebrations held annually throughout the country with the largest being Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Ohio.
Its claim to fame is the Guinness World Record for having the largest Chicken Dance, with over 48,000 participants. It also boasts serving over 80,000 brats, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 2,000 pounds of German potato salad, and 23,000 soft pretzels, including their famous 6 pound pretzels made by a local pastry Shop.
🍻 Read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy has
over 116,000 ratings

√8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia. Celebrations have become very popular in Indian hotels, restaurants and malls. The most significant one is hosted by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Pune, a large hub of German companies in India. In the Philippines, San Miguel Brewery, began an annual celebration in 2015 to commemorate their 125th anniversary. Japan hosts “Rocktoberfest” in Okinawa where German bangers and beer are served up next to dozens of rock and metal bands. The Aussies join the party with 'Oktoberfest in the Gardens' which is hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, and Adelaide.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia - takes place in Israel - Suddenly, Love by Aharon Appelfeld 9.22.19


message 42: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 43 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!! - Completed
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Completed: 8/8


1. Read a book published in September or October.
According to Yes by Dawn French, 22/10/19

2. Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, 06/10/19

3. Read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
The Dreams Of Bethany Mellmoth: The Green Park by William Boyd, 21/09/19, 248 pages

4. Read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
Legacy by Alan Judd, 05/10/19

5. Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
The Librarian of Auschwitz: Based on the True Story of Dita Kraus by Antonio Iturbe, 09/10/19

6. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU.
Uncommon Enemy by Alan Judd, 12/10/19

7. Read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo, 13/10/19

8. Read a book that takes place in Asia.
Sharpe's Fortress by Bernard Cornwell, 17/10/19, Setting: India


message 43: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Way to go Denise & Hannah!!! Hope you had fun :)


message 44: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 697 comments Finished!

It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
8/8

Tasks


1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world
🍻 Read a book published in September or October - Pub Oct, 2015 - Calm & Storm Susan Fanetti - 9/30

2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago
🍻 Read a book with a wedding - The Billionaire Falls Melody Anne - 10/3

3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892.
🍻 Read a series book #4 - Wait for It Molly O'Keefe - 9/22

4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking.
🍻 Read a book where the characters danced or attended a party. - Genuine Lies Nora Roberts - 10/2

5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada - Rocky Mountain Home Vivian Arend - 9/22

6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU - Logan Linda Lael Miller - 9/24

7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state - North Dakota - Ice Men of North Dakota Leah Brooke - 10/9

8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia.
🍻 Read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum). - Beyond Eden Kele Moon - 10/14

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message 45: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Way to go Karen!!


message 46: by Jonquil (last edited Oct 26, 2019 08:49AM) (new)

Jonquil | 284 comments It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21 - November 30, 2019

8/8 DONE

1. published in September 2019 Grave Importance Vivian Shaw 10/13
2. with a wedding Bewitched and Betrothed Juliet Blackwell 10/20
3. series book #4 Hidden Legacy, #4 Sapphire Flames Ilona Andrews 9/23
4. food on the cover Mary Lee Ashford 9/28
Game of Scones (A Sugar & Spice Mystery #1) by Mary Lee Ashford
5. takes place in Canada Immortal Born Lynsay Sands 10/10
6. title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU Masking for Trouble Diane Vallere 10/11
7. takes place in a US Midwestern state Illinois Death in a Budapest Butterfly Julia Buckley 10/17
8. first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST Fudge Bites Nancy CoCo 10/15


message 47: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Great challenge work Jonquil :)


message 48: by Marina H (new)

Marina H | 327 comments Done 🍻

It's Oktoberfest Time!!
Date: September 21, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Completed: 8/8


1. Oktoberfest is the largest Volksfest in the world and an important part of Bavarian culture. Held annually in Munich from late September to the first Sunday in October, this 16 day festival celebrates Bavarian traditions, drink, food, and music. With more than six million people from around the world attending every year, it is Munich's largest and most profitable tourist attraction.
🍻 Read a book published in September or October or read a book that takes place in Germany.
Det Onde by Stephen King 26/10/19

2. It began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. All the citizens were invited to eat, drink and be merry, enjoy parades, music, shooting displays and a horse race around the meadow. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to continue the tradition annually and has grown throughout the years to include fairground rides and the well-known beer tents.
🍻 Read a book with a wedding or royal character in it or read a book that lands in the 200’s on your TBR/WTR shelf sorted by number (share number).
Under bjælken: Et portræt af Kronprins Frederik by Jens Andersen 03/10/19

3. The beer tents joined the celebration in 1892. It is estimated that more than 8 million liters of beer will be consumed at this year's event. Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers, which consists of only six breweries within the city. The beer must pass the "purity" law that precisely defines the 4 ingredients allowed: barley, hops, malt, and yeast. It’s considered some of the best beer in the world and has a high alcohol level of 6% which is equivalent to 8 shots of Schnapps.
🍻 Read a series book #4, #6 or #8 or read a book that has two of the following numbers in its page count: 4,6,8 in any order. Share the page count.
Vold og magt by Elsebeth Egholm 10/10/19

4. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking. The German Oompah music played by brass bands adds to the festive vibe.
Half the fun is linking arms with your friends to sing and dance the night away. And let's not forget to mention the food! Be prepared to stuff yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and of course, pretzels.
🍻 Read a book with food on the cover or read a book where the characters danced or attended a party.
Eget ansvar by Elsebeth Egholm 12/10/19

5. Oktoberfest fever has swept the world over. Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada has laid claim for years as having the largest festival outside of Germany. Its population identify themselves as being of German descent, and many still actually speak the language. Their event draws over 700,000 visitors annually and while everyone loves the beer-based celebrations, other cultural and entertainment attractions fill this week-long celebration in October. The most well-known is the national televised parade that is held on Canada’s Thanksgiving Day.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Canada or read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
Skjulte Fejl og Mangler by Elsebeth Egholm 27/09/19

6. Brazil stole the title away from Canada and now boasts the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich. For 17 days in October the town of Blumenau, becomes a lightning rod of German-themed fun and excitement. The town is a haven of German immigrants and the architecture downtown makes you think you are actually in Munich. Originally started in 1984 to help raise spirits in the town after a natural disaster, the celebration has grown to a global event attracting over a million people. With parades, contests and a different musical band for each day of the event, it’s a rich expression of Blumenau's Germanic culture.
🍻 Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU or read a book tagged CULTURAL on its GR homepage.
Nærmeste Pårørende by Elsebeth Egholm 05/10/19

7. German-Americans are the largest self-reported ancestral group in the US. Correspondingly there are hundreds of large and small Oktoberfest celebrations held annually throughout the country with the largest being Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Ohio.
Its claim to fame is the Guinness World Record for having the largest Chicken Dance, with over 48,000 participants. It also boasts serving over 80,000 brats, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 2,000 pounds of German potato salad, and 23,000 soft pretzels, including their famous 6 pound pretzels made by a local pastry Shop.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state or read a book with over 48,000 ratings on its GR Homepage.
Still Life by Louise Penny 24/10/19

8. Oktoberfest has even made its way to Asia and Australia. Celebrations have become very popular in Indian hotels, restaurants and malls. The most significant one is hosted by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Pune, a large hub of German companies in India. In the Philippines, San Miguel Brewery, began an annual celebration in 2015 to commemorate their 125th anniversary. Japan hosts “Rocktoberfest” in Okinawa where German bangers and beer are served up next to dozens of rock and metal bands. The Aussies join the party with 'Oktoberfest in the Gardens' which is hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, and Adelaide.
🍻 Read a book that takes place in Asia or Australia or read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
Kød og blod by Elsebeth Egholm 16/10/19

🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻 🎪 🍻


message 49: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 12611 comments Way to go Marina :)


message 50: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 288 comments FINISHED
WC It's Oktoberfest Time!!
September 21, 2019 - October 22, 2019
8/8

Tasks:
1. Read a book published in September.

The Moment We Began Sarra Cannon 10/11/19

2. Read a book with a royal character in it.
A Marquess for Christmas Vivienne Westlake 10/22/19

3. Read a series book #4, #6 or #8.
Let It Snow Melanie Shawn 9/26/19 (Hope Falls #8)

4. Read a book where the characters attended a party.
Finn Beckett M.J. Fields 10/9/19

5. Read a book by an author whose first and last initial can be found in KITCHENER-WATERLOO.
Surfside Sisters Nancy Thayer 10/8/19

6. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in BLUMENAU.
Alaska Wild Helena Newbury 10/13/19

7. Read a book that takes place in a US Midwestern state.
Michigan Abomination Colleen Coble 9/27/19

8. Read a book where the first letter of each word in the title can be found in OKTOBERFEST (two word minimum).
Fade Out Rachel Caine 10/17/19


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