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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Oct 27, 2014 07:36PM) (new)

Lanelle | 13381 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge formerly known as November (or whatever month) in History.


Read as many or as few books as you want. You can double up on a number if you choose or read all in just one category. Re-reads are allowed. No page limits. Be creative. Don't forget to rate and date your book.

Duration November 1 - 30, 2014

The Suez Canal opened for business on Nov. 17, 1869.



1. The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway in Egypt. – Read a book set in Egypt.

2. The Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. - Read a book with lots on red on the cover.

3. It took 10 years to construct using forced labor. – Read a book with a character that you think might be a slave.

4. It is 193 kilometers (120 miles) long. - Read a book where the main character travels at least 193 kilometers.

5. The Canal is owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) of Egypt. - Read a book with the letters S, C or A in the title.

6. 17, 225 vessels went through the Canal in 2012. – Read a book that you think at least 17,000 people have read.

7. A railway on the west bank runs parallel to the Canal for its entire length. – Read a book where some time is spent on a train.

8. The first ship through the Canal was the British HMS Newport, captained by George Nares, because it cut in line during the night. - Read a book about someone sneaky.

9. The French Empress Eugenie on the yacht Aigle was supposed to have been first through the Canal. - Read a book with a French character.

10. After the opening, the Suez Canal Company had financial difficulties. – Read a book where the main character needs money.

11. In 2008 it cost an average of $250,000 to use the Canal. – Read a book where something expensive is purchased.

12. In August 2014, construction was launched to construct a second canal. - Read a book published in 2014.


message 2: by NayNay (last edited Nov 24, 2014 09:54AM) (new)

NayNay What Happened on November 17, 1869?
Duration:
November 1/14 - November 30/14


1. Read a book set in Egypt.
Daughter of the Gods A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Stephanie Thornton Daughter of the Gods by Stephanie Thornton 11/24/14 ****

2. Read a book with lots on red on the cover.
Imperium (Cicero, #1) by Robert Harris Imperium by Robert Harris 11/19/14 ***

3. Read a book with a character that you think might be a slave.
The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts 11/02/14 ***

4. Read a book where the main character travels at least 193 kilometers.
Gypsy Lord (Garrick, #1) by Kat Martin Gypsy Lord by Kat Martin 11/01/14 ***

5. Read a book with the letters S, C or A in the title.
Shadowland by C.M. Gray Shadowland by C.M. Gray 11/03/14 ***

6. Read a book that you think at least 17,000 people have read.
Nothing To Fear (Romantic Suspense, #4) by Karen Rose Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose 11/05/14 *****

7. Read a book where some time is spent on a train.

8. Read a book about someone sneaky.
Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton 11/16/14 ****

9. Read a book with a French character.
To Serve a King by Donna Russo Morin To Serve a King by Donna Russo Morin 11/13/14 ****

10. Read a book where the main character needs money.
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay 11/08/14 ***

11. Read a book where something expensive is purchased.
Addicted (Addicted #1) by Charlotte Featherstone Addicted by Charlotte Featherstone 11/20/14 ****

12. Read a book published in 2014.
Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs 11/03/24 ****


message 3: by Debbie (last edited Nov 25, 2014 11:04AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 991 comments What Happened on November 17, 1869?
Duration: November 1/14 - November 30/14


1. Read a book set in Egypt.

2. Read a book with lots on red on the cover. A Slice of Murder 11/12/14

3. Read a book with a character that you think might be a slave.

4. Read a book where the main character travels at least 193 kilometers. Sanibel Flats 11/21/14

5. Read a book with the letters S, C or A in the title. Sullivan's Island 11/4/14

6. Read a book that you think at least 17,000 people have read. Twenty Wishes 11/15/14

7. Read a book where some time is spent on a train.

8. Read a book about someone sneaky. Seven Up11/6/14

9. Read a book with a French character.

10. Read a book where the main character needs money.

11. Read a book where something expensive is purchased.

12. Read a book published in 2014 The Matchmaker 11/24/14

Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales #1) by Dorothea Benton Frank Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, #7) by Janet Evanovich A Slice of Murder (Pizza Lovers, #1) by Chris Cavender Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street, #5) by Debbie Macomber Sanibel Flats (Doc Ford, #1) by Randy Wayne White The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand


message 4: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Nov 26, 2014 09:54AM) (new)

Lanelle | 13381 comments Mod
I think this month I'll focus on task 5.
Read a book with the letters S, C or A in the title.

the letter S
1. Eulogy's Secret - 11/2/14 **
2. Seeking Persephone - 11/9/14 ****
3. The Stanforth Secrets: A Regency Romantic Intrigue - 11/11/14 ***
4. Nuptials for Sale - 11/13/14 ***
5. Symptoms of Death - 11/20/14 ***

the letter C
1. A Countess Below Stairs 11/2/14 ***
2. Marrying The Captain 11/4/14 ****
3. The Corinthian 11/15/14 ****
4. Clocks 11/15/14 ****
5. A Proper Companion 11/16 *

the letter A
1. Alpha & Omega 11/12/14 ****
2. The Unknown Ajax 11/11/14 ****
3. A Hero For Antonia 11/11/14 ***
4. Arabella 11/25/14 ****


message 5: by Jonquil (last edited Nov 21, 2014 07:47PM) (new)

Jonquil | 699 comments 12 books
DONE

2. lots on red on the cover Exit Strategy 11/4 ★★★★
Exit Strategy (Nadia Stafford #1) by Kelley Armstrong
3. character that you think might be a slave==Skandian-kept slaves are trained to be archers in exchange for their freedom The Battle for Skandia 11/21 ★★★★★★
-- captured SEALS are kept chained, locked in, drugged and are experimented and operated on then killed when they are no longer useful Heart of Danger 11/15 ★★★★★
4. main character travels at least 193 kilometers-- 2 MCs bounce around the US on a book signing tour You Sexy Thing! 11/1 ★★★
MCs travel roundtrip Wisconsin/Florida Lucky Stiff 11/15 ★★★
5. S, C or A in the title. all 3 The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse 11/12 ★
6. you think at least 17,000 people have read. it has 15,997 ratings, so it must have at least 1,000 more readers Ashes of Midnight 11/1 ★★★★
7. some time is spent on a train. Hot Button 11/9 ★★★
8. about someone sneaky. cat keeps stealing things The Cat Who Went Bananas 11/17 ★★
11. something expensive is purchased. a house Night of the Living Deed 11/2 ★★★
12. published in 2014. Feb 25, 2014 A Snicker of Magic 11/18 ★★★★★

Oct 28, 2014 Burn for Me 11/19 ★★★★


message 6: by Book Concierge (last edited Nov 24, 2014 08:17PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments WHAT HAPPENED ON ... 17Nov1869 -Suez Canal Opened
Begins: 01Nov14 / Ends: 30Nov14



11 books completed


1. The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway in Egypt. – Read a book set in Egypt.

2. The Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. - Read a book with lots on red on the cover.
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion ✔ – 09 Nov 14

3. It took 10 years to construct using forced labor. – Read a book with a character that you think might be a slave. - Swallows of Kabul ✔ – 12 Nov 14

4. It is 193 kilometers (120 miles) long. - Read a book where the main character travels at least 193 kilometers. - It Had to Be You ✔ – 17 Nov 14 (New York City to Chicago)

5. Maintained by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) - Read a book with the letters S, C or A in the title. - merCy Air - The Mercy of Thin Air ✔ – 14 Nov 14

6. 17, 225 vessels went through the Canal in 2012. – Read a book that you think at least 17,000 people have read. - The Emperor of All Maladies ✔ – 10Nov14 (over 28,000 ratings ...)

7. A railway on the west bank runs parallel to the Canal for its entire length. – Read a book where some time is spent on a train. - The Yellow Room ✔ – 22Nov14

8. The first ship through the Canal was the British HMS Newport - Read a book about someone sneaky. - The Crooked Man in The Book of Lost Things ✔ – 17Nov14

9. The French Empress Eugenie - Read a book with a French character. - The Scapegoat ✔ – 03 Nov 14

10. After the opening, the Suez Canal Company had financial difficulties. – Read a book where the main character needs money. - Don't Ask ✔ – 08Nov14

11. In 2008 it cost an average of $250,000 to use the Canal. – Read a book where something expensive is purchased. - A NEW CAR in 700 Sundays ✔ – 13Nov14

12. In August 2014, construction was launched to construct a second canal. - Read a book published in 2014.


message 7: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 757 comments We'll see what I manage to get in with my other challenges.


message 8: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 01, 2014 04:10PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1879 comments I'm hoping for 10 this month but I doubt it's going to happen.


READ: 6/5

✔1. The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway in Egypt. – Read a book set in Egypt.
The Pyramid Of Doom - Andy McDermott 11/7

✔2. The Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. - Read a book with lots on red on the cover.
A River in the Sky - Elizabeth Peters 11/23

✔4. It is 193 kilometers (120 miles) long. - Read a book where the main character travels at least 193 kilometers. (cruise from Miami around Costa Rica and back)
The Butterfly Farm - Diane Noble 11/25

✔5. The Canal is owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) of Egypt. - Read a book with the letters S, C or A in the title.
Rescue My Heart - Jill Shalvis 11/30

✔8. The first ship through the Canal was the British HMS Newport, captained by George Nares, because it cut in line during the night. - Read a book about someone sneaky.
Billionaires Prefer Blondes - Suzanne Enoch (art thief) 11/10

✔11. In 2008 it cost an average of $250,000 to use the Canal. – Read a book where something expensive is purchased.
House Rules - Chloe Neill (Bentley) 11/13

The Pyramid Of Doom (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #5) by Andy McDermott A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody, #19) by Elizabeth Peters The Butterfly Farm by Diane Noble Rescue My Heart (Animal Magnetism, #3) by Jill Shalvis Billionaires Prefer Blondes (Samantha Jellicoe, #3) by Suzanne Enoch House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires, #7) by Chloe Neill

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 9: by Lisa (last edited Nov 22, 2014 03:16AM) (new)

Lisa November 2014


2. Inkheart 11-21-14
- Read a book with lots on red on the cover.

5. Fiona Thorn and the Carapacem Spell 11-05-14
- Read a book with the letters S, C or A in the title.

6. Walk Two Moons-11-07-14
– Read a book that you think at least 17,000 people have read.

9. Anna and the French Kiss 11-8-14
- Read a book with a French character.

12. Rooms 11-20-14
-Read a book published in 2014.


message 10: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 01, 2014 09:54AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1416 comments The Challenge Factory
What Happened on November 17, 1869?
Duration:
11/1/2014 - 11/30/2014

Progress: 7 out of 1+

Read as many or as few books as you want. You can double up on a number if you choose or read all in just one category. Re-reads are allowed. No page limits. Be creative. Don't forget to rate and date your book.

1. The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway in Egypt. – Read a book set in Egypt.

2. The Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea: Read a book with lots on red on the cover:
The King by J.R. Ward - **** - 11/17/2014 - 593 Pages

3. It took 10 years to construct using forced labor. – Read a book with a character that you think might be a slave.

4. It is 193 kilometers (120 miles) long. - Read a book where the main character travels at least 193 kilometers.

5. The Canal is owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) of Egypt. - Read a book with the letters S, C or A in the title.

6. 17, 225 vessels went through the Canal in 2012Read a book that you think at least 17,000 people have read
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick - *** - 11/2/2014 - 391 Pages - 294,281 ratings
Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas - ***** - 11/24/2014 - 368 Pages

7. A railway on the west bank runs parallel to the Canal for its entire length. – Read a book where some time is spent on a train.

8. The first ship through the Canal was the British HMS Newport, captained by George Nares, because it cut in line during the night - Read a book about someone sneaky:
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout - ***** - 11/3/2014 - 366 Pages
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - ** - 11/22/2014 - 480 Pages

9. The French Empress Eugenie on the yacht Aigle was supposed to have been first through the Canal. - Read a book with a French character.

10. After the opening, the Suez Canal Company had financial difficulties. – Read a book where the main character needs money.

11. In 2008 it cost an average of $250,000 to use the CanalRead a book where something expensive is purchased:
Silk Is for Seduction by Loretta Chase - ***** - 11/23/2014 - 371 Pages

12. In August 2014, construction was launched to construct a second canal - Read a book published in 2014:
Yes Please by Amy Poehler - ***** - 11/28/2014 - 329 Pages

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick Onyx (Lux, #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12) by J.R. Ward The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey Silk Is for Seduction (The Dressmakers, #1) by Loretta Chase Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Yes Please by Amy Poehler


message 11: by Taya (last edited Nov 23, 2014 02:10PM) (new)

Taya | 284 comments I'm in.

5/6 READ

1. Read a book with lots of red on the cover.
(Watch Me) Body You ★★★★ |11/13

2. Read a book with a character that you think might be a slave.


3.Read a book with the letters S, C or A in the title.
Come See About Me ★★★★ |11/3

4.Read a book published in 2014.
Foundation of Trust ★★★ |11/4

5. Read a book about someone sneaky.
Fight ★★★★ | 11/1

6. Read a book where something expensive is purchased.
The Enlightenment of Daniel ★★★★ | 11/5


message 12: by NayNay (new)

NayNay Finished my challenge....happy reading

1. Read a book set in Egypt.
Daughter of the Gods A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Stephanie Thornton Daughter of the Gods by Stephanie Thornton 11/24/14 ****

2. Read a book with lots on red on the cover.
Imperium (Cicero, #1) by Robert Harris Imperium by Robert Harris 11/19/14 ***

3. Read a book with a character that you think might be a slave.
The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts 11/02/14 ***

4. Read a book where the main character travels at least 193 kilometers.
Gypsy Lord (Garrick, #1) by Kat Martin Gypsy Lord by Kat Martin 11/01/14 ***

5. Read a book with the letters S, C or A in the title.
Shadowland by C.M. Gray Shadowland by C.M. Gray 11/03/14 ***

6. Read a book that you think at least 17,000 people have read.
Nothing To Fear (Romantic Suspense, #4) by Karen Rose Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose 11/05/14 *****

8. Read a book about someone sneaky.
Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton 11/16/14 ****

9. Read a book with a French character.
To Serve a King by Donna Russo Morin To Serve a King by Donna Russo Morin 11/13/14 ****

10. Read a book where the main character needs money.
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay 11/08/14 ***

11. Read a book where something expensive is purchased.
Addicted (Addicted #1) by Charlotte Featherstone Addicted by Charlotte Featherstone 11/20/14 ****

12. Read a book published in 2014.
Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs 11/03/24 ****


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