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message 1: by Genevieve (last edited Jul 09, 2020 02:31AM) (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
A Tribute to Little Richard
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Duration is 1 month from start date. Each task can be done as many times as you like. A participation badge will be rewarded.

TASKS.

1 Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.
a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
c. Read a book set in Georgia.

2. A mischievous child who played pranks on neighbors. Little Richard began singing in church at a young age. Possibly as a result of complications at birth, he had a slight deformity that left one of his legs shorter than the other. This produced an unusual gait, and he was mocked for his allegedly effeminate appearance.

a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3. In October 1947, Sister Rosetta Tharpe overheard 14-year-old Little Richard singing her songs before a performance at the Macon City Auditorium. She invited him to open her show. After the show, Tharpe paid him, inspiring him to become a professional performer he stated that he was inspired to play the piano after he heard Ike Turner's piano intro on "Rocket 88."

a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
c Read a book with a charcter with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4. In 1950, Penniman joined his first musical band, Buster Brown's Orchestra, where Brown gave him the name Little Richard. Having settled in Atlanta, Georgia, at this point, Penniman began listening to rhythm and blues and frequented Atlanta clubs, including the Harlem Theater and the Royal Peacock where he saw performers such as Roy Brown and Billy Wright onstage. Little Richard decided to become a rhythm-and-blues singer and after befriending Wright, began to learn how to be an entertainer from him.
a. Read a book with a brown cover.
b Read a book where a charcter feels "blue".
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

a Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.

a Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).

7. Richard's next hit single, "Long Tall Sally" (1956), hit number one on the R&B chart and number 13 on the Top 100 while reaching the top ten in Britain. Like "Tutti Frutti", it sold over a million copies. Following his success, Penniman built up his backup band, The Upsetters, with the addition of saxophonists Clifford "Gene" Burks and leader Grady Gaines, bassist Olsie "Baysee" Robinson and guitarist Nathaniel "Buster" Douglas. Penniman began performing on package tours across the United States.

a Read a book with a character called Sally.
b Read the first book in a series.
c Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8 Little Richard's family life was not good. Penniman said in 1984 that he played only with girls as a child and was subjected to homophobic jokes and ridicule because of his manner of walk and talk. ] The singer said he had been sexually involved with both sexes as a teenager. Because of his effeminate mannerisms, his father kicked him out of their family home at 15.

a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9.During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
c Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.

10 Richard was nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll". His music and performance style had a pivotal effect on the shape of the sound and style of popular music genres of the 20th century. As a rock and roll pioneer, Penniman embodied its spirit more flamboyantly than any other performer. Little Richard died on May 9, 2020 at the age of 87 at his Tennessee home from a cause related to bone cancer, after falling ill two months prior.

a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
b Read a book that was published in May of any year.
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.
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message 2: by Barbara ★ (last edited May 25, 2020 09:16AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2502 comments A Tribute To Little Richard
Start Date: May 1, 2020

End Date: May 24, 2020

READ: 10/10

1. Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.

✅ Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
Waking Hearts - Elizabeth Hunter 5/21
Waking Hearts A Cambio Springs Mystery by Elizabeth Hunter

2. A mischievous child who played pranks on neighbors. Little Richard began singing in church at a young age. Possibly as a result of complications at birth, he had a slight deformity that left one of his legs shorter than the other. This produced an unusual gait, and he was mocked for his allegedly effeminate appearance.

✅ Read a book where a person goes to church.
Home for the Summer - Mariah Stewart 5/13
Home for the Summer (Chesapeake Diaries, #5) by Mariah Stewart

3. In October 1947, Sister Rosetta Tharpe overheard 14-year-old Little Richard singing her songs before a performance at the Macon City Auditorium. She invited him to open her show. After the show, Tharpe paid him, inspiring him to become a professional performer he stated that he was inspired to play the piano after he heard Ike Turner's piano intro on "Rocket 88."

✅ Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Twinepathy - C.B. Cook 5/7
Twinepathy (IDIA #1) by C.B. Cook

4. In 1950, Penniman joined his first musical band, Buster Brown's Orchestra, where Brown gave him the name Little Richard. Having settled in Atlanta, Georgia, at this point, Penniman began listening to rhythm and blues and frequented Atlanta clubs, including the Harlem Theater and the Royal Peacock where he saw performers such as Roy Brown and Billy Wright onstage. Little Richard decided to become a rhythm-and-blues singer and after befriending Wright, began to learn how to be an entertainer from him.

✅ Read a book where a character is a teacher.
Everything's Relative - Jenna McCarthy 5/15
Everything's Relative by Jenna McCarthy

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

✅ Read a book set in Texas
Straight from the Hip - Susan Mallery 5/14
Straight from the Hip (Lone Star Sisters, #3) by Susan Mallery

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music

✅ Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
A Death at the Yoga Café - Michelle Kelly 5/15
A Death at the Yoga Café (Keeley Carpenter #2) by Michelle Kelly

7. Richard's next hit single, "Long Tall Sally" (1956), hit number one on the R&B chart and number 13 on the Top 100 while reaching the top ten in Britain. Like "Tutti Frutti", it sold over a million copies. Following his success, Penniman built up his backup band, The Upsetters, with the addition of saxophonists Clifford "Gene" Burks and leader Grady Gaines, bassist Olsie "Baysee" Robinson and guitarist Nathaniel "Buster" Douglas. Penniman began performing on package tours across the United States.

✅ Read the first book in a series
Luck in the Shadows - Lynn Flewelling 5/11
Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner, #1) by Lynn Flewelling

8. Little Richard's family life was not good. Penniman said in 1984 that he played only with girls as a child and was subjected to homophobic jokes and ridicule because of his manner of walk and talk. ] The singer said he had been sexually involved with both sexes as a teenager. Because of his effeminate mannerisms, his father kicked him out of their family home at 15.

✅ Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
Divide & Conquer - Madeline Urban & Abigail Roux 5/2
Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4) by Abigail Roux

9. During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

✅ Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol
Wasted - Suzannah Daniels (hero) 5/10
Wasted by Suzannah Daniels

10. Richard was nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll". His music and performance style had a pivotal effect on the shape of the sound and style of popular music genres of the 20th century. As a rock and roll pioneer, Penniman embodied its spirit more flamboyantly than any other performer. Little Richard died on May 9, 2020 at the age of 87 at his Tennessee home from a cause related to bone cancer, after falling ill two months prior.

✅ Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
Shattered Bonds - Faith Hunter (hero=Bruiser) 5/24
Shattered Bonds (Jane Yellowrock, #13) by Faith Hunter

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 3: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Welcome Barbara


message 4: by JoAnne (last edited Jun 23, 2020 07:17AM) (new)

JoAnne | 36838 comments Mod
LITTLE RICHARD
Duration: May 12- June 11
Read: 5

TASKS
1. c. Read a book set in Georgia.

Broken Karin Slaughter 6/1/20 (Will Trent #4)

2. a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3. a. Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
c Read a book with a character with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4. a. Read a book with a brown cover.
b Read a book where a character feels "blue".
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5. a. Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6. b. Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Visions Kelley Armstrong 5/18/20 (Cainsville #2)

7. b. Read the first book in a series.
Badd Motherf*cker Jasinda Wilder 5/15/20 (Badd Brothers #1)

8 a. Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9. b. Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
The House on the Beach Linda Barrett 6/6/20


10. a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
Quiet Man Kristen Ashley 5/31/20


message 5: by Grace (last edited Jun 22, 2020 08:58PM) (new)

Grace Worland | 912 comments LITTLE RICHARD
Duration: May 12- June 11
Read: 10

TASKS
1. a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series- Giant Days, Vol. 3-John Allison 5/18

2. a. Read a book with a mischievous character- One Piece: Skypeia 25-26-27, Vol. 9-Eiichiro Oda 5/14

3. a. Read a book with a mc who is a teenager- Fallout-Ellen Hopkins 5/21
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vol. 03-Miki Yoshikawa 6/10

4. c. Read a book where a character is a teacher- Assassination Classroom, Vol. 05: Time to Show Off a Hidden Talent-Yūsei Matsui 5/21

6. b Read a book that is number 2 in a series- Deadpool, Vol. 2: Good Night-Skottie Young 6/2

7. b. Read the first book in a series- The Secret Star Grove Mysteries: The Interrupted Road Trip-Jessica Sorensen 5/23
French Kiss-James Patterson 6/13
Fairy Tail: City Hero Vol. 1-Hiro Mashima 6/10

10. a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname- Summer Alone-Amy Sparling 5/15


message 6: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Welcome JoAnne and Grace


message 7: by Anne (last edited Jun 05, 2020 07:25AM) (new)

Anne | 701 comments LITTLE RICHARD
Duration: 1 month from start date.
Read: 10

COMPLETED

TASKS

Read a book where a person goes to church.
When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton 5/28/2020
The Perez family is Catholic and goes to Mass.

Read a book where a character feels "blue".
Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella 5/25/2020
Cady's brother died and there is a lot of mourning.

Read a book where a character is a teacher.
Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber 5/18/2020
Literature professor

Read a book set in Texas.
Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson 5/20/2020

Read a book with a character called Sally.
Cemetery Road by Greg Iles 5/23/2020
Sally Matheson was murdered

Read the first book in a series.
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters 5/27/2020

Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas 5/22/2020
Ethan McCready is bullied by the football team.

Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs 5/31/2020
Angelique is addicted to drugs, which results in her death.

Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews 6/5/2020
Drue's mother (who is her best friend) dies, she's homeless and she loses her job.

Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.
The Mothers by Brit Bennett 6/4/2020
Aubrey is very religious.

Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
Acts of Violets by Kate Collins 6/3/2020
Marco calls Abby "Sunshine". (And Abby calls Trina "Split Ends".)


message 8: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Welcome Anne


message 9: by Amanda A (last edited Jun 02, 2020 08:14PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 398 comments A Tribute to Little Richard
May 12 - June 11
Completed: 10


Each task can be done as many times as you like.

TASKS.

1 Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.
a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
c. Read a book set in Georgia.

2. A mischievous child who played pranks on neighbors. Little Richard began singing in church at a young age. Possibly as a result of complications at birth, he had a slight deformity that left one of his legs shorter than the other. This produced an unusual gait, and he was mocked for his allegedly effeminate appearance.

a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3. In October 1947, Sister Rosetta Tharpe overheard 14-year-old Little Richard singing her songs before a performance at the Macon City Auditorium. She invited him to open her show. After the show, Tharpe paid him, inspiring him to become a professional performer he stated that he was inspired to play the piano after he heard Ike Turner's piano intro on "Rocket 88."

a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
c Read a book with a charcter with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4. In 1950, Penniman joined his first musical band, Buster Brown's Orchestra, where Brown gave him the name Little Richard. Having settled in Atlanta, Georgia, at this point, Penniman began listening to rhythm and blues and frequented Atlanta clubs, including the Harlem Theater and the Royal Peacock where he saw performers such as Roy Brown and Billy Wright onstage. Little Richard decided to become a rhythm-and-blues singer and after befriending Wright, began to learn how to be an entertainer from him.
a. Read a book with a brown cover.
b Read a book where a charcter feels "blue".
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

a Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.

a Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
If Fried Chicken Could Fly by Paige Shelton 5/31
If Fried Chicken Could Fly by Paige Shelton
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Werewolf in the North Woods by Vicki Lewis Thompson 5/14
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).
The Courtship by Grace Burrowes 5/15
For Love of the Duke by Christi Caldwell 5/18

7. Richard's next hit single, "Long Tall Sally" (1956), hit number one on the R&B chart and number 13 on the Top 100 while reaching the top ten in Britain. Like "Tutti Frutti", it sold over a million copies. Following his success, Penniman built up his backup band, The Upsetters, with the addition of saxophonists Clifford "Gene" Burks and leader Grady Gaines, bassist Olsie "Baysee" Robinson and guitarist Nathaniel "Buster" Douglas. Penniman began performing on package tours across the United States.

a Read a book with a character called Sally.
b Read the first book in a series.
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross 5/13
Easter Egg Hunt Murder by Rachel Woods 5/14
c Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8 Little Richard's family life was not good. Penniman said in 1984 that he played only with girls as a child and was subjected to homophobic jokes and ridicule because of his manner of walk and talk. ] The singer said he had been sexually involved with both sexes as a teenager. Because of his effeminate mannerisms, his father kicked him out of their family home at 15.

a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9.During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Dare You To by Katie McGarry 5/12 {Beth's mom is addicted to heroin}
b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
c Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.

10 Richard was nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll". His music and performance style had a pivotal effect on the shape of the sound and style of popular music genres of the 20th century. As a rock and roll pioneer, Penniman embodied its spirit more flamboyantly than any other performer. Little Richard died on May 9, 2020 at the age of 87 at his Tennessee home from a cause related to bone cancer, after falling ill two months prior.

a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
b Read a book that was published in May of any year.
Murder on the SS Rosa by Lee Strauss 5/12 {May 3, 2017}
Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery 5/29
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.
Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen 5/14


message 10: by Ferenc (last edited Jun 30, 2020 11:10AM) (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1363 comments A Tribute to Little Richard

Duration: 05/15/2020 - 06/14/2020
Done: 10/30

TASKS.

1 a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances by Alexander McCall Smith – 06/10/2020
Portuguese Irregular Verbs #3

b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
c. Read a book set in Georgia.

2. a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.

b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander – 05/29/2020
McKenna Ashford

c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3. a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Kick-Ass 2 by Mark Millar – 05/10/2020
Dave Lizewski

b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
c Read a book with a charcter with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4. a. Read a book with a brown cover.
b Read a book where a charcter feels "blue".
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5. a Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.

c Read a book set in New Orleans.
Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia – 06/10/2020

6. a Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.

b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – 05/10/2020
Monsters of Verity #2

c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James – 05/26/2020

7. a Read a book with a character called Sally.

b Read the first book in a series.
Punish by Olivia Ryann – 05/18/2020

c Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8 a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9. a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
The Chain by Adrian McKinty – 05/14/2020
Pete O'Neill

b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman – 05/21/2020
Lisa loses her whole family.

c Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.
Redemption's Edge by Shirleen Davies – 06/06/2020

10 a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
b Read a book that was published in May of any year.
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.


message 11: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Welcome Amanda A and Ferenc


message 12: by Shash (last edited May 31, 2020 08:48PM) (new)

Shash | 1438 comments A Tribute to Little Richard
May 15, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Tasks may be used multiple times

12 Tasks Completed

TASKS:
1. a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
c. Read a book set in Georgia.

2. a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
A Bear's Bride by Shari L. Tapscott (5/31/20)
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
Wyndham by L.L. Muir (5/20/20)
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.
Duncan by Jo Jones (5/30/20)

3. a. Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
The Reckoning by L.L. Muir (5/15/20)
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
To Love a Lord by Michelle Pennington (5/16/20)
c Read a book with a character with either Ike or Turner as a name.
Last of the Gentlemen by Cami Checketts (5/20/20)

4. a. Read a book with a brown cover.
b Read a book where a character feels "blue".
Miss Marleigh's Pirate Lord by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (5/23/20)
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5. a. Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
Payton by L.L. Muir (5/22/20)
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6. a. Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
An Unnatural Beanstalk by Brittany Fichter (5/26/20) - Entwined Tales
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).
James by L.L. Muir (5/19/20)

7. a. Read a book with a character called Sally.
b. Read the first book in a series.
Ross by L.L. Muir (5/18/20) - The Curse of Clan Ross
c. Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8 a. Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9. a. Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
b. Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
c. Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.

10. a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
b. Read a book that was published in May of any year.
A Crimson Frost by Marcia Lynn McClure (5/28/20) - 5/12/09
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.


message 13: by DenXXX (last edited May 31, 2020 01:27PM) (new)

DenXXX (dencross) | 1505 comments LITTLE RICHARD completed
Duration: 1 month from start date: 16.05.20 - 16.06.20

3. a. Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Stepping on the cracks - Mary downing Hahn - 29.05.20

6. c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom
On Beulah Height - Reginald Hill Jonathan keeble 19.05.20

7. b. Read the first book in a series.
Dark lord – the teenage years - #1 dark lord - Jamie Thomson - 19.05.20

8 c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.
Stepsister - Jennifer Donnelly - 22.05.20

9. b. Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss
faithless – alice Hoffman – 29.05.20

10. b. Read a book that was published in May of any year.
And the violins stopped playing – a story of the gypsy holocaust - Alexander ramati – 24.05.20 – pub 01.05.85

Stepping on the Cracks (Gordy Smith, #1) by Mary Downing Hahn On Beulah Height (Dalziel & Pascoe, Book 15) by Reginald Hill Dark Lord The Teenage Years by Jamie Thomson Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly Faithful by Alice Hoffman And the Violins Stopped Playing by Alexander Ramati


message 14: by Kellene (last edited Jun 18, 2020 01:20PM) (new)

Kellene | 389 comments I'm in

LITTLE RICHARD
Dates: 5/16/20-6/15/20

TASKS
1. a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty Denise Swanson 5/18/20 Scumble River Mystery
b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
c. Read a book set in Georgia.

2. a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3. a. Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
c Read a book with a character with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4. a. Read a book with a brown cover.
b Read a book where a character feels "blue".
Purrder She Wrote Cate Conte 6/7/20 Maddie is upset about the prospect of having messed up her new relationship with Lucas.
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5. a. Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
Chocolate Crunch Murder Susan Gillard 6/8/20 Hillside, TX
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6. a. Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
Written in Stone (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #4) by Ellery Adams Ellery Adams 5/29/20
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Murder Wears White Stephanie Blackmoore 6/5/20
Come, Bitter Poison Monica Knightley 6/14/20
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).

7. a. Read a book with a character called Sally.
b. Read the first book in a series.
Mayhem at the Orient Express Kylie Logan 6/5/20
c. Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8 a. Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9. a. Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
b. Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
c. Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.

10. a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
b. Read a book that was published in May of any year.
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.


message 15: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Welcome Shash, DENXXX, and Kellene


message 16: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 20 comments A Tribute to Little Richard
Challenge duration:
24 May to 24 June 2020

TASKS.
1.
a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
c. Read a book set in Georgia.

2.
a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3.
a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
c Read a book with a charcter with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4.
a. Read a book with a brown cover.
b Read a book where a charcter feels "blue".
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5.
a Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6.
a Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).

7.
a Read a book with a character called Sally.
b Read the first book in a series.
c Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8
a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9.
a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
c Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.

10
a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
b Read a book that was published in May of any year.
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.


message 17: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 2502 comments All done.

A Tribute To Little Richard
Start Date: May 1, 2020

End Date: May 24, 2020

READ: 10/10

1. Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.

✅ Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
Waking Hearts - Elizabeth Hunter 5/21
Waking Hearts A Cambio Springs Mystery by Elizabeth Hunter

2. A mischievous child who played pranks on neighbors. Little Richard began singing in church at a young age. Possibly as a result of complications at birth, he had a slight deformity that left one of his legs shorter than the other. This produced an unusual gait, and he was mocked for his allegedly effeminate appearance.

✅ Read a book where a person goes to church.
Home for the Summer - Mariah Stewart 5/13
Home for the Summer (Chesapeake Diaries, #5) by Mariah Stewart

3. In October 1947, Sister Rosetta Tharpe overheard 14-year-old Little Richard singing her songs before a performance at the Macon City Auditorium. She invited him to open her show. After the show, Tharpe paid him, inspiring him to become a professional performer he stated that he was inspired to play the piano after he heard Ike Turner's piano intro on "Rocket 88."

✅ Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Twinepathy - C.B. Cook 5/7
Twinepathy (IDIA #1) by C.B. Cook

4. In 1950, Penniman joined his first musical band, Buster Brown's Orchestra, where Brown gave him the name Little Richard. Having settled in Atlanta, Georgia, at this point, Penniman began listening to rhythm and blues and frequented Atlanta clubs, including the Harlem Theater and the Royal Peacock where he saw performers such as Roy Brown and Billy Wright onstage. Little Richard decided to become a rhythm-and-blues singer and after befriending Wright, began to learn how to be an entertainer from him.

✅ Read a book where a character is a teacher.
Everything's Relative - Jenna McCarthy 5/15
Everything's Relative by Jenna McCarthy

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

✅ Read a book set in Texas
Straight from the Hip - Susan Mallery 5/14
Straight from the Hip (Lone Star Sisters, #3) by Susan Mallery

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music

✅ Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
A Death at the Yoga Café - Michelle Kelly 5/15
A Death at the Yoga Café (Keeley Carpenter #2) by Michelle Kelly

7. Richard's next hit single, "Long Tall Sally" (1956), hit number one on the R&B chart and number 13 on the Top 100 while reaching the top ten in Britain. Like "Tutti Frutti", it sold over a million copies. Following his success, Penniman built up his backup band, The Upsetters, with the addition of saxophonists Clifford "Gene" Burks and leader Grady Gaines, bassist Olsie "Baysee" Robinson and guitarist Nathaniel "Buster" Douglas. Penniman began performing on package tours across the United States.

✅ Read the first book in a series
Luck in the Shadows - Lynn Flewelling 5/11
Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner, #1) by Lynn Flewelling

8. Little Richard's family life was not good. Penniman said in 1984 that he played only with girls as a child and was subjected to homophobic jokes and ridicule because of his manner of walk and talk. ] The singer said he had been sexually involved with both sexes as a teenager. Because of his effeminate mannerisms, his father kicked him out of their family home at 15.

✅ Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
Divide & Conquer - Madeline Urban & Abigail Roux 5/2
Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4) by Abigail Roux

9. During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

✅ Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol
Wasted - Suzannah Daniels (hero) 5/10
Wasted by Suzannah Daniels

10. Richard was nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll". His music and performance style had a pivotal effect on the shape of the sound and style of popular music genres of the 20th century. As a rock and roll pioneer, Penniman embodied its spirit more flamboyantly than any other performer. Little Richard died on May 9, 2020 at the age of 87 at his Tennessee home from a cause related to bone cancer, after falling ill two months prior.

✅ Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
Shattered Bonds - Faith Hunter (hero=Bruiser) 5/24
Shattered Bonds (Jane Yellowrock, #13) by Faith Hunter

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 18: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Welcome Melanie and congrats Barbara


message 19: by Sabrina (last edited Sep 26, 2020 07:50PM) (new)

Sabrina (brinamichelle91) | 35 comments A Tribute to Little Richard
Start- 05/27/2020
End- 06/27/2020

TASKS:
1.
A. Read a book that is number 3 of a series.
B. Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
C. Read a book set in Georgia.
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson June 13, 2020

2.
A. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
B. Read a book where a person goes to church.
C. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3.
A. Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus June 20, 2020
B. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
C. Read a book with a character with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4.
A. Read a book with a brown cover.
B. Read a book where a character feels "blue".
C. Read a book where a character is a teacher.
The Teacher by Meg Gray June 4, 2020

5.
A. Read a book that is 8th in a series.
B. Read a book set in Texas.
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence by Sherry Garland May 28, 2020
C. Read a book set in New Orleans.

6.
A. Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
B. Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Mirror Gate by Jeff Wheeler Harbinger #2 June 27, 2020
C. Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).

7.
A. Read a book with a character called Sally.
B. Read the first book in a series.
Storm Glass by Jeff Wheeler Harbinger #1 June 22, 2020
C. Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8
A. Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
Eyeliner and Lace by Ruby Moone June 27, 2020
B. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
C. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina May 30, 2020

9.
A. Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
B. Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
C. Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.

10.
A. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing June 8, 2020
"The day after the party, she sends me a text signed Penny. It is the only nickname I ever had for her." MC referring to his wife, Millicent pg. 113, location 1474
B. Read a book that was published in May of any year.
Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams June 14, 2020
Published May 1, 2012
C. Read a book set in Tennessee.


message 20: by Kendra (last edited Jun 30, 2020 06:49PM) (new)

Kendra | 833 comments A Tribute to Little Richard
Challenge duration: June 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2020

Books read: 16


TASKS.
1.
a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
Chaos Reigning (Consortium Rebellion, #3) by Jessie Mihalik Chaos Reigning by Jessie Mihalik - June 3rd
b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
c. Read a book set in Georgia.
Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2) by Becky Albertalli Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli - June 2nd

2.
a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner - June 29th
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3.
a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - June 11th
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
c Read a book with a charcter with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4.
a. Read a book with a brown cover.
A Left-Handed History of the World by Ed Wright A Left-Handed History of the World by Ed Wright - June 22nd
b Read a book where a charcter feels "blue".
Persepolis 2 The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #2) by Marjane Satrapi Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return - June 29th
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5.
a Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6.
a Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Firefly The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove Firefly: The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove - June 5th
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).
The Ghost Map The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson - June 7th
Persuasion by Jane Austen Persuasion by Jane Austen - June 30th

7.
a Read a book with a character called Sally.
b Read the first book in a series.
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev - June 9th
c Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8
a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick - June 17th
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.
Homicide A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon - June 23rd

9.
a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1) by Rob Thomas The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas - June 28th
b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
Recipe for Persuasion (The Rajes, #2) by Sonali Dev Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev - June 4th
c Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - June 14th

10
a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
b Read a book that was published in May of any year.
Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) by Martha Wells Network Effect by Martha Wells - June 8th
May 5th, 2020.
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.


message 21: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Welcome Sabrina and Kendra


message 22: by DenXXX (new)

DenXXX (dencross) | 1505 comments LITTLE RICHARD completed
Duration: 1 month from start date: 16.05.20 - 16.06.20

3. a. Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Stepping on the cracks - Mary downing Hahn - 29.05.20

6. c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom
On Beulah Height - Reginald Hill Jonathan keeble 19.05.20

7. b. Read the first book in a series.
Dark lord – the teenage years - #1 dark lord - Jamie Thomson - 19.05.20

8 c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.
Stepsister - Jennifer Donnelly - 22.05.20

9. b. Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss
faithless – alice Hoffman – 29.05.20

10. b. Read a book that was published in May of any year.
And the violins stopped playing – a story of the gypsy holocaust - Alexander ramati – 24.05.20 – pub 01.05.85

Stepping on the Cracks (Gordy Smith, #1) by Mary Downing Hahn On Beulah Height (Dalziel & Pascoe, Book 15) by Reginald Hill Dark Lord The Teenage Years by Jamie Thomson Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly Faithful by Alice Hoffman And the Violins Stopped Playing by Alexander Ramati


message 23: by Shash (new)

Shash | 1438 comments Finished!

A Tribute to Little Richard
May 15, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Tasks may be used multiple times

12 Tasks Completed

TASKS:
2. a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
A Bear's Bride by Shari L. Tapscott (5/31/20)
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
Wyndham by L.L. Muir (5/20/20)
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.
Duncan by Jo Jones (5/30/20)

3. a. Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
The Reckoning by L.L. Muir (5/15/20)
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
To Love a Lord by Michelle Pennington (5/16/20)
c Read a book with a character with either Ike or Turner as a name.
Last of the Gentlemen by Cami Checketts (5/20/20)

4. b Read a book where a character feels "blue".
Miss Marleigh's Pirate Lord by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (5/23/20)

5. b Read a book set in Texas.
Payton by L.L. Muir (5/22/20)

6. b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
An Unnatural Beanstalk by Brittany Fichter (5/26/20) - Entwined Tales
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).
James by L.L. Muir (5/19/20)

7. b. Read the first book in a series.
Ross by L.L. Muir (5/18/20) - The Curse of Clan Ross

10. b. Read a book that was published in May of any year.
A Crimson Frost by Marcia Lynn McClure (5/28/20) - 5/12/09


message 24: by JoAnne (last edited Jun 29, 2020 03:07PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1084 comments Duration is 1 month from start date. Each task can be done as many times as you like. A participation badge will be rewarded.

June 1 - 30, 2020
Read 18 books DONE!

TASKS.

1 Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.
a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
The Scoundrel's Bartered Bride by Virginia Heath The Scoundrel's Bartered Bride by Virginia Heath 6/12/20 4.5stars (gentleman's club - Libertas; 1800's in England)
c. Read a book set in Georgia.
The Lion's Den by Katherine St. John The Lion's Den by Katherine ST. John 6/26/20 4stars (part of the story takes place there 10 years before)

2. A mischievous child who played pranks on neighbors. Little Richard began singing in church at a young age. Possibly as a result of complications at birth, he had a slight deformity that left one of his legs shorter than the other. This produced an unusual gait, and he was mocked for his allegedly effeminate appearance.
a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
A Bride to Melt the Sheriff’s Iron Heart A Historical Western Romance Novel by Melynda Carlyle A Bride to Melt the Sheriff's Iron Heart: A Historical Western Romance Novel by Melynda Carlyle 6/16/20 3stars (Chris, the deputy, is mischievous towards Peter, the sheriff, in fun)
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
Fake Bride A Fake Marriage Billionaire Romance (Forbidden First Times Book 2) by Sofia T Summers Fake Bride: A Fake Marriage Billionaire Romance (Forbidden First Times Book 2) by Sofia T Summers 6/8/20 4stars (Trudie)
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.
His Pretend Amish Bride (Unexpected Amish Blessings Book 2) by Rachel J. Good His Pretend Amish Bride (Unexpected Amish Blessings Book 2) by Rachel J. Good 6/20/20 4stars (Anna in a wheelchair or uses crutches after a buggy accident; told she'd never walk again)

3. In October 1947, Sister Rosetta Tharpe overheard 14-year-old Little Richard singing her songs before a performance at the Macon City Auditorium. She invited him to open her show. After the show, Tharpe paid him, inspiring him to become a professional performer he stated that he was inspired to play the piano after he heard Ike Turner's piano intro on "Rocket 88."
a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
Summer at Firefly Beach by Jenny Hale Summer at Firefly Beach (Firefly Beach #1) by Jenny Hale 6/10/20 4stars (Uncle Hank)
c Read a book with a character with either Ike or Turner as a name.
Lucky's Beach by Shelley Noble Lucky's Beach by Shelley Noble 6/22/20 4stars (Ike - one of Lucky's friends and lives at the beach)

4. In 1950, Penniman joined his first musical band, Buster Brown's Orchestra, where Brown gave him the name Little Richard. Having settled in Atlanta, Georgia, at this point, Penniman began listening to rhythm and blues and frequented Atlanta clubs, including the Harlem Theater and the Royal Peacock where he saw performers such as Roy Brown and Billy Wright onstage. Little Richard decided to become a rhythm-and-blues singer and after befriending Wright, began to learn how to be an entertainer from him.
a. Read a book with a brown cover.
b Read a book where a charcter feels "blue".
Alice Bride of Rhode Island (American Mail-Order Bride #13) by Kristy McCaffrey Alice: Bride of Rhode Island (American Mail-Order Brides #13) by Kristy McCaffrey 6/17/20 4stars (Alice due to her sleeping arrangements with her new husband)
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.
A Summer of Surprises by Judith Keim A Summer of Surprises (Seashell Cottage) by Judith Keim 6/15/20 5stars (Jill - kdg and 3rd grade; Jed - history teacher at HS)

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

a Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
Cowboy Strong (Longhorn Canyon, #7) by Carolyn Brown Cowboy Strong (Longhorn Canyon #7) by Carolyn Brown 6/25/20 4.5stars (Daisy, TX)
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.

a Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Accidental Baby by Ajme Williams Accidental Baby (Fake Marriage Romance #2) by Ajme Williams 6/6/20 4stars
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).
In the Dark with the Duke (Lost Lords of London, #2) by Christi Caldwell In the Dark with the Duke (Lost Lords of London, #2) by Christi Caldwell 6/7/20 4stars (London, England)

7. Richard's next hit single, "Long Tall Sally" (1956), hit number one on the R&B chart and number 13 on the Top 100 while reaching the top ten in Britain. Like "Tutti Frutti", it sold over a million copies. Following his success, Penniman built up his backup band, The Upsetters, with the addition of saxophonists Clifford "Gene" Burks and leader Grady Gaines, bassist Olsie "Baysee" Robinson and guitarist Nathaniel "Buster" Douglas. Penniman began performing on package tours across the United States.

a Read a book with a character called Sally.
b Read the first book in a series.
Extreme Risk (X-Treme Love, #1) by Kay Manis Extreme Risk (X-Treme Love #1) by Kay Manis 6/28/20 3stars
c Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8 Little Richard's family life was not good. Penniman said in 1984 that he played only with girls as a child and was subjected to homophobic jokes and ridicule because of his manner of walk and talk. ] The singer said he had been sexually involved with both sexes as a teenager. Because of his effeminate mannerisms, his father kicked him out of their family home at 15.

a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
The Whole Package (Veteran Movers #1) by Marie Harte The Whole Package (Veteran Movers #1) by Marie Harte 6/2/20 4stars (Lafayette and Elliot are gay; Heidi is a lesbian)
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
A Cowboy State of Mind (Creedence Horse Rescue #1) by Jennie Marts A Cowboy State of Mind (Creedence Horse Rescue #1) by Jennie Marts 6/19/20 4stars (Zane and his dad, Birch)
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9.During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
More than Neighbors (Blackberry Bay, #1) by Shannon Stacey More than Neighbors (Blackberry Bay #1) by Shannon Stacey 6/13/20 4stars (Cam loses grandmother he never knew; Meredith loses husband)
c Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.

10 Richard was nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll". His music and performance style had a pivotal effect on the shape of the sound and style of popular music genres of the 20th century. As a rock and roll pioneer, Penniman embodied its spirit more flamboyantly than any other performer. Little Richard died on May 9, 2020 at the age of 87 at his Tennessee home from a cause related to bone cancer, after falling ill two months prior.

a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
Accidental Affair A Fake Marriage Romance by Ajme Williams Accidental Affair: A Fake Marriage Romance by Ajme Williams 6/25/20 3stars (Maurice - Mo)
b Read a book that was published in May of any year.
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.
Tai Chi and Chai Tea by P.D. Workman Tai Chi and Chai Tea (Auntie Clem's Bakery #11) by P.D. Workman 6/14/20 4stars (Bald Eagle Falls)

The information is from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_...


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Rina | 1084 comments Duration: June 2020
Each task can be done as many times as you like. A participation badge will be rewarded.

TASKS.

1 Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.
a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
Vision in Silver, Anne Bishop, 12.06.2020 - The Others #3

b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
c. Read a book set in Georgia.

2. A mischievous child who played pranks on neighbors. Little Richard began singing in church at a young age. Possibly as a result of complications at birth, he had a slight deformity that left one of his legs shorter than the other. This produced an unusual gait, and he was mocked for his allegedly effeminate appearance.

a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3. In October 1947, Sister Rosetta Tharpe overheard 14-year-old Little Richard singing her songs before a performance at the Macon City Auditorium. She invited him to open her show. After the show, Tharpe paid him, inspiring him to become a professional performer he stated that he was inspired to play the piano after he heard Ike Turner's piano intro on "Rocket 88."

a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
c Read a book with a charcter with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4. In 1950, Penniman joined his first musical band, Buster Brown's Orchestra, where Brown gave him the name Little Richard. Having settled in Atlanta, Georgia, at this point, Penniman began listening to rhythm and blues and frequented Atlanta clubs, including the Harlem Theater and the Royal Peacock where he saw performers such as Roy Brown and Billy Wright onstage. Little Richard decided to become a rhythm-and-blues singer and after befriending Wright, began to learn how to be an entertainer from him.
a. Read a book with a brown cover.
Witch Summer Night's Cream, H.Y. Hanna, 21.06.2020
Witch Summer Night's Cream (Bewitched By Chocolate #3) by H.Y. Hanna

b Read a book where a charcter feels "blue".
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

a Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.

a Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).

7. Richard's next hit single, "Long Tall Sally" (1956), hit number one on the R&B chart and number 13 on the Top 100 while reaching the top ten in Britain. Like "Tutti Frutti", it sold over a million copies. Following his success, Penniman built up his backup band, The Upsetters, with the addition of saxophonists Clifford "Gene" Burks and leader Grady Gaines, bassist Olsie "Baysee" Robinson and guitarist Nathaniel "Buster" Douglas. Penniman began performing on package tours across the United States.

a Read a book with a character called Sally.

b Read the first book in a series.
Whiskey Sour, J.A. Konrath, 07.06.2020 - Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels #1

c Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8 Little Richard's family life was not good. Penniman said in 1984 that he played only with girls as a child and was subjected to homophobic jokes and ridicule because of his manner of walk and talk. ] The singer said he had been sexually involved with both sexes as a teenager. Because of his effeminate mannerisms, his father kicked him out of their family home at 15.

a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9.During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
c Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.

10 Richard was nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll". His music and performance style had a pivotal effect on the shape of the sound and style of popular music genres of the 20th century. As a rock and roll pioneer, Penniman embodied its spirit more flamboyantly than any other performer. Little Richard died on May 9, 2020 at the age of 87 at his Tennessee home from a cause related to bone cancer, after falling ill two months prior.

a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
b Read a book that was published in May of any year.
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.


message 26: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Welcome Rina and JoAnne


message 27: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Congrats Shash DenXXX


message 28: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 398 comments Finished

A Tribute to Little Richard
May 12 - June 11
Completed: 10


Each task can be done as many times as you like.

TASKS.

6a Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
If Fried Chicken Could Fly by Paige Shelton 5/31
If Fried Chicken Could Fly by Paige Shelton
6b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Werewolf in the North Woods by Vicki Lewis Thompson 5/14
6c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).
The Courtship by Grace Burrowes 5/15
For Love of the Duke by Christi Caldwell 5/18

7b Read the first book in a series.
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross 5/13
Easter Egg Hunt Murder by Rachel Woods 5/14

9a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Dare You To by Katie McGarry 5/12 {Beth's mom is addicted to heroin}

10b Read a book that was published in May of any year.
Murder on the SS Rosa by Lee Strauss 5/12 {May 3, 2017}
Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery 5/29
10c. Read a book set in Tennessee.
Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen 5/14


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Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Congrats Amanda A


message 30: by Genevieve (last edited Jun 27, 2020 03:22AM) (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
6/03 - 7/03

1 Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.
a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
Pasta Imperfect (Passport to Peril, #3) by Maddy Hunter by Maddy Hunter 06/12/2020

2. A mischievous child who played pranks on neighbors. Little Richard began singing in church at a young age. Possibly as a result of complications at birth, he had a slight deformity that left one of his legs shorter than the other. This produced an unusual gait, and he was mocked for his allegedly effeminate appearance.

b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty (A Scumble River Mystery, #3) by Denise Swanson by Denise Swanson 06/24/2020

3. In October 1947, Sister Rosetta Tharpe overheard 14-year-old Little Richard singing her songs before a performance at the Macon City Auditorium. She invited him to open her show. After the show, Tharpe paid him, inspiring him to become a professional performer he stated that he was inspired to play the piano after he heard Ike Turner's piano intro on "Rocket 88."

a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery by L.M. Montgomery 06/10/2020

4. In 1950, Penniman joined his first musical band, Buster Brown's Orchestra, where Brown gave him the name Little Richard. Having settled in Atlanta, Georgia, at this point, Penniman began listening to rhythm and blues and frequented Atlanta clubs, including the Harlem Theater and the Royal Peacock where he saw performers such as Roy Brown and Billy Wright onstage. Little Richard decided to become a rhythm-and-blues singer and after befriending Wright, began to learn how to be an entertainer from him.
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.
Killer, Paper, Cut (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #9) by Joanna Campbell Slan by Joanna Campbell Slan 6/15/2020

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

b Read a book set in Texas.
Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, #1) by Diane Kelly by Diane Kelly 06/19/2020

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.

b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Southern Spells (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries, #2) by Amy Boyles by Amy Boyles 06/07/2020
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England,
Every Trick in the Rook (Birds of a Feather #3) by Marty Wingate by Marty Wingate 6/23/2020

7. Richard's next hit single, "Long Tall Sally" (1956), hit number one on the R&B chart and number 13 on the Top 100 while reaching the top ten in Britain. Like "Tutti Frutti", it sold over a million copies. Following his success, Penniman built up his backup band, The Upsetters, with the addition of saxophonists Clifford "Gene" Burks and leader Grady Gaines, bassist Olsie "Baysee" Robinson and guitarist Nathaniel "Buster" Douglas. Penniman began performing on package tours across the United States.

b Read the first book in a series.
Kittyzen's Arrest (Country Cottage Mysteries #1) by Addison Moore by Addison Moore 06/26/2020

8 Little Richard's family life was not good. Penniman said in 1984 that he played only with girls as a child and was subjected to homophobic jokes and ridicule because of his manner of walk and talk. ] The singer said he had been sexually involved with both sexes as a teenager. Because of his effeminate mannerisms, his father kicked him out of their family home at 15.

a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
Winter Kill by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/23/2020
Icecapade by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/23/2020
Baby, it's Cold by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/21/2020
Heart Trouble by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/20/2020
Blind Side (Dangerous Ground, #6) by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/09/2020

9.During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss
Wake Up Little Susie (Sam McCain, #2) by Ed Gorman by Ed Gorman 06/25/2020


message 31: by Anne (new)

Anne | 701 comments COMPLETED

LITTLE RICHARD
Duration: 1 month from start date.
Read: 10

TASKS

Read a book where a person goes to church.
When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton 5/28/2020
The Perez family is Catholic and goes to Mass.

Read a book where a character feels "blue".
Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella 5/25/2020
Cady's brother died and there is a lot of mourning.

Read a book where a character is a teacher.
Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber 5/18/2020
Literature professor

Read a book set in Texas.
Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson 5/20/2020

Read a book with a character called Sally.
Cemetery Road by Greg Iles 5/23/2020
Sally Matheson was murdered

Read the first book in a series.
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters 5/27/2020

Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas 5/22/2020
Ethan McCready is bullied by the football team.

Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs 5/31/2020
Angelique is addicted to drugs, which results in her death.

Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews 6/5/2020
Drue's mother (who is her best friend) dies, she's homeless and she loses her job.

Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.
The Mothers by Brit Bennett 6/4/2020
Aubrey is very religious.

Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
Acts of Violets by Kate Collins 6/3/2020
Marco calls Abby "Sunshine". (And Abby calls Trina "Split Ends".)


message 32: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Congrats Anne


message 33: by Kellene (new)

Kellene | 389 comments LITTLE RICHARD
Completed-6/15/20

TASKS
1. a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty Denise Swanson 5/18/20 Scumble River Mystery

4. b Read a book where a character feels "blue".
Purrder She Wrote Cate Conte 6/7/20 Maddie is upset about the prospect of having messed up her new relationship with Lucas.

5. b Read a book set in Texas.
Chocolate Crunch Murder Susan Gillard 6/8/20 Hillside, TX

6. a. Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
Written in Stone (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #4) by Ellery Adams Ellery Adams 5/29/20
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Murder Wears White Stephanie Blackmoore 6/5/20
Come, Bitter Poison Monica Knightley 6/14/20

7. b. Read the first book in a series.
Mayhem at the Orient Express Kylie Logan 6/5/20


message 34: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Congrats Kellene


message 35: by Grace (new)

Grace Worland | 912 comments LITTLE RICHARD
Duration: May 12- June 11
Read: 10
FINISHED

TASKS
1. a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series- Giant Days, Vol. 3-John Allison 5/18

2. a. Read a book with a mischievous character- One Piece: Skypeia 25-26-27, Vol. 9-Eiichiro Oda 5/14

3. a. Read a book with a mc who is a teenager- Fallout-Ellen Hopkins 5/21
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vol. 03-Miki Yoshikawa 6/10

4. c. Read a book where a character is a teacher- Assassination Classroom, Vol. 05: Time to Show Off a Hidden Talent-Yūsei Matsui 5/21

6. b Read a book that is number 2 in a series- Deadpool, Vol. 2: Good Night-Skottie Young 6/2

7. b. Read the first book in a series- The Secret Star Grove Mysteries: The Interrupted Road Trip-Jessica Sorensen 5/23
French Kiss-James Patterson 6/13
Fairy Tail: City Hero Vol. 1-Hiro Mashima 6/10

10. a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname- Summer Alone-Amy Sparling 5/15


message 36: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36838 comments Mod
FINISHED
LITTLE RICHARD
Duration: May 12- June 11
Read: 5

TASKS
1. c. Read a book set in Georgia.

Broken Karin Slaughter 6/1/20 (Will Trent #4)

2. a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3. a. Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
c Read a book with a character with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4. a. Read a book with a brown cover.
b Read a book where a character feels "blue".
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5. a. Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6. b. Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Visions Kelley Armstrong 5/18/20 (Cainsville #2)

7. b. Read the first book in a series.
Badd Motherf*cker Jasinda Wilder 5/15/20 (Badd Brothers #1)

8 a. Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9. b. Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
The House on the Beach Linda Barrett 6/6/20


10. a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
Quiet Man Kristen Ashley 5/31/20


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Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Congrats JoAnne


message 38: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
COMPLETED
6/03 - 7/03

1 Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.
a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
Pasta Imperfect (Passport to Peril, #3) by Maddy Hunter by Maddy Hunter 06/12/2020

2. A mischievous child who played pranks on neighbors. Little Richard began singing in church at a young age. Possibly as a result of complications at birth, he had a slight deformity that left one of his legs shorter than the other. This produced an unusual gait, and he was mocked for his allegedly effeminate appearance.

b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty (A Scumble River Mystery, #3) by Denise Swanson by Denise Swanson 06/24/2020

3. In October 1947, Sister Rosetta Tharpe overheard 14-year-old Little Richard singing her songs before a performance at the Macon City Auditorium. She invited him to open her show. After the show, Tharpe paid him, inspiring him to become a professional performer he stated that he was inspired to play the piano after he heard Ike Turner's piano intro on "Rocket 88."

a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery by L.M. Montgomery 06/10/2020

4. In 1950, Penniman joined his first musical band, Buster Brown's Orchestra, where Brown gave him the name Little Richard. Having settled in Atlanta, Georgia, at this point, Penniman began listening to rhythm and blues and frequented Atlanta clubs, including the Harlem Theater and the Royal Peacock where he saw performers such as Roy Brown and Billy Wright onstage. Little Richard decided to become a rhythm-and-blues singer and after befriending Wright, began to learn how to be an entertainer from him.
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.
Killer, Paper, Cut (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #9) by Joanna Campbell Slan by Joanna Campbell Slan 6/15/2020

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

b Read a book set in Texas.
Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, #1) by Diane Kelly by Diane Kelly 06/19/2020

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.

b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Southern Spells (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries, #2) by Amy Boyles by Amy Boyles 06/07/2020
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England,
Every Trick in the Rook (Birds of a Feather #3) by Marty Wingate by Marty Wingate 6/23/2020

7. Richard's next hit single, "Long Tall Sally" (1956), hit number one on the R&B chart and number 13 on the Top 100 while reaching the top ten in Britain. Like "Tutti Frutti", it sold over a million copies. Following his success, Penniman built up his backup band, The Upsetters, with the addition of saxophonists Clifford "Gene" Burks and leader Grady Gaines, bassist Olsie "Baysee" Robinson and guitarist Nathaniel "Buster" Douglas. Penniman began performing on package tours across the United States.

b Read the first book in a series.
Kittyzen's Arrest (Country Cottage Mysteries #1) by Addison Moore by Addison Moore 06/26/2020

8 Little Richard's family life was not good. Penniman said in 1984 that he played only with girls as a child and was subjected to homophobic jokes and ridicule because of his manner of walk and talk. ] The singer said he had been sexually involved with both sexes as a teenager. Because of his effeminate mannerisms, his father kicked him out of their family home at 15.

a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
Winter Kill by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/23/2020
Icecapade by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/23/2020
Baby, it's Cold by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/21/2020
Heart Trouble by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/20/2020
Blind Side (Dangerous Ground, #6) by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/09/2020

9.During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss
Wake Up Little Susie (Sam McCain, #2) by Ed Gorman by Ed Gorman 06/25/2020


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JoAnne | 36838 comments Mod
WOOHOO Genevieve!


message 40: by Sabrina (last edited Sep 26, 2020 07:47PM) (new)

Sabrina (brinamichelle91) | 35 comments FINISHED! 10 books read
A Tribute to Little Richard
Start- 05/27/2020
End- 06/27/2020

TASKS:
1.
A. Read a book that is number 3 of a series.
B. Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
C. Read a book set in Georgia.
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson (June 13, 2020)

2.
A. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
B. Read a book where a person goes to church.
C. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3.
A. Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus (June 20, 2020)
B. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
C. Read a book with a character with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4.
A. Read a book with a brown cover.
B. Read a book where a character feels "blue".
C. Read a book where a character is a teacher.
The Teacher by Meg Gray (June 4, 2020)

5.
A. Read a book that is 8th in a series.
B. Read a book set in Texas.
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence by Sherry Garland (May 28, 2020)
C. Read a book set in New Orleans.

6.
A. Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
B. Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Mirror Gate by Jeff Wheeler Harbinger #2 (June 27, 2020)
C. Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).

7.
A. Read a book with a character called Sally.
B. Read the first book in a series.
Storm Glass by Jeff Wheeler Harbinger #1 (June 22, 2020)
C. Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8
A. Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
Eyeliner and Lace by Ruby Moone (June 27, 2020)
B. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
C. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina (May 30, 2020)

9.
A. Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
B. Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
C. Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.

10.
A. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (June 8, 2020)
"The day after the party, she sends me a text signed Penny. It is the only nickname I ever had for her." MC referring to his wife, Millicent pg. 113, location 1474
B. Read a book that was published in May of any year.
Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams (June 14, 2020)
Published May 1, 2012
C. Read a book set in Tennessee.


message 41: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1084 comments Finished on post #24

June 1 - 30, 2020
Read 18 books DONE!

TASKS.

1 Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.
a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
The Scoundrel's Bartered Bride by Virginia Heath The Scoundrel's Bartered Bride by Virginia Heath 6/12/20 4.5stars (gentleman's club - Libertas; 1800's in England)
c. Read a book set in Georgia.
The Lion's Den by Katherine St. John The Lion's Den by Katherine ST. John 6/26/20 4stars (part of the story takes place there 10 years before)

2. A mischievous child who played pranks on neighbors. Little Richard began singing in church at a young age. Possibly as a result of complications at birth, he had a slight deformity that left one of his legs shorter than the other. This produced an unusual gait, and he was mocked for his allegedly effeminate appearance.
a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
A Bride to Melt the Sheriff’s Iron Heart A Historical Western Romance Novel by Melynda Carlyle A Bride to Melt the Sheriff's Iron Heart: A Historical Western Romance Novel by Melynda Carlyle 6/16/20 3stars (Chris, the deputy, is mischievous towards Peter, the sheriff, in fun)
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
Fake Bride A Fake Marriage Billionaire Romance (Forbidden First Times Book 2) by Sofia T Summers Fake Bride: A Fake Marriage Billionaire Romance (Forbidden First Times Book 2) by Sofia T Summers 6/8/20 4stars (Trudie)
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.
His Pretend Amish Bride (Unexpected Amish Blessings Book 2) by Rachel J. Good His Pretend Amish Bride (Unexpected Amish Blessings Book 2) by Rachel J. Good 6/20/20 4stars (Anna in a wheelchair or uses crutches after a buggy accident; told she'd never walk again)

3. In October 1947, Sister Rosetta Tharpe overheard 14-year-old Little Richard singing her songs before a performance at the Macon City Auditorium. She invited him to open her show. After the show, Tharpe paid him, inspiring him to become a professional performer he stated that he was inspired to play the piano after he heard Ike Turner's piano intro on "Rocket 88."
a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
Summer at Firefly Beach by Jenny Hale Summer at Firefly Beach (Firefly Beach #1) by Jenny Hale 6/10/20 4stars (Uncle Hank)
c Read a book with a character with either Ike or Turner as a name.
Lucky's Beach by Shelley Noble Lucky's Beach by Shelley Noble 6/22/20 4stars (Ike - one of Lucky's friends and lives at the beach)

4. In 1950, Penniman joined his first musical band, Buster Brown's Orchestra, where Brown gave him the name Little Richard. Having settled in Atlanta, Georgia, at this point, Penniman began listening to rhythm and blues and frequented Atlanta clubs, including the Harlem Theater and the Royal Peacock where he saw performers such as Roy Brown and Billy Wright onstage. Little Richard decided to become a rhythm-and-blues singer and after befriending Wright, began to learn how to be an entertainer from him.
a. Read a book with a brown cover.
b Read a book where a charcter feels "blue".
Alice Bride of Rhode Island (American Mail-Order Bride #13) by Kristy McCaffrey Alice: Bride of Rhode Island (American Mail-Order Brides #13) by Kristy McCaffrey 6/17/20 4stars (Alice due to her sleeping arrangements with her new husband)
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.
A Summer of Surprises by Judith Keim A Summer of Surprises (Seashell Cottage) by Judith Keim 6/15/20 5stars (Jill - kdg and 3rd grade; Jed - history teacher at HS)

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

a Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
Cowboy Strong (Longhorn Canyon, #7) by Carolyn Brown Cowboy Strong (Longhorn Canyon #7) by Carolyn Brown 6/25/20 4.5stars (Daisy, TX)
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.

a Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Accidental Baby by Ajme Williams Accidental Baby (Fake Marriage Romance #2) by Ajme Williams 6/6/20 4stars
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).
In the Dark with the Duke (Lost Lords of London, #2) by Christi Caldwell In the Dark with the Duke (Lost Lords of London, #2) by Christi Caldwell 6/7/20 4stars (London, England)

7. Richard's next hit single, "Long Tall Sally" (1956), hit number one on the R&B chart and number 13 on the Top 100 while reaching the top ten in Britain. Like "Tutti Frutti", it sold over a million copies. Following his success, Penniman built up his backup band, The Upsetters, with the addition of saxophonists Clifford "Gene" Burks and leader Grady Gaines, bassist Olsie "Baysee" Robinson and guitarist Nathaniel "Buster" Douglas. Penniman began performing on package tours across the United States.

a Read a book with a character called Sally.
b Read the first book in a series.
Extreme Risk (X-Treme Love, #1) by Kay Manis Extreme Risk (X-Treme Love #1) by Kay Manis 6/28/20 3stars
c Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8 Little Richard's family life was not good. Penniman said in 1984 that he played only with girls as a child and was subjected to homophobic jokes and ridicule because of his manner of walk and talk. ] The singer said he had been sexually involved with both sexes as a teenager. Because of his effeminate mannerisms, his father kicked him out of their family home at 15.

a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
The Whole Package (Veteran Movers #1) by Marie Harte The Whole Package (Veteran Movers #1) by Marie Harte 6/2/20 4stars (Lafayette and Elliot are gay; Heidi is a lesbian)
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
A Cowboy State of Mind (Creedence Horse Rescue #1) by Jennie Marts A Cowboy State of Mind (Creedence Horse Rescue #1) by Jennie Marts 6/19/20 4stars (Zane and his dad, Birch)
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9.During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
More than Neighbors (Blackberry Bay, #1) by Shannon Stacey More than Neighbors (Blackberry Bay #1) by Shannon Stacey 6/13/20 4stars (Cam loses grandmother he never knew; Meredith loses husband)
c Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.

10 Richard was nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll". His music and performance style had a pivotal effect on the shape of the sound and style of popular music genres of the 20th century. As a rock and roll pioneer, Penniman embodied its spirit more flamboyantly than any other performer. Little Richard died on May 9, 2020 at the age of 87 at his Tennessee home from a cause related to bone cancer, after falling ill two months prior.

a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
Accidental Affair A Fake Marriage Romance by Ajme Williams Accidental Affair: A Fake Marriage Romance by Ajme Williams 6/25/20 3stars (Maurice - Mo)
b Read a book that was published in May of any year.
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.
Tai Chi and Chai Tea by P.D. Workman Tai Chi and Chai Tea (Auntie Clem's Bakery #11) by P.D. Workman 6/14/20 4stars (Bald Eagle Falls)

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message 42: by Frankie (last edited Jul 09, 2020 01:56AM) (new)

Frankie Johnson | 1495 comments A Tribute to Little Richard
Duration: June 30, 2020 - July 29, 2020

5/5 Completed. Finish!

TASKS.

1 Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.

a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
(Walker Security)
1.Falling Under-Lisa Renee Jones 7/04/20
Falling Under (Walker Security #3) by Lisa Renee Jones

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

c Read a book set in New Orleans.
2.Creole Kingpin-Meghan March 7/02/20
Creole Kingpin (The Magnolia Duet, #1) by Meghan March

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.

b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
(Freebirds)
3.Highway Don't Care-Lani Lynn Vale 7/08/20
Highway Don't Care (Freebirds, #2) by Lani Lynn Vale

9.During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
4.The Prince's Plan-E.M. Youman 6/30/20
The Prince's Plan by E.M. Youman

10 Richard was nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll". His music and performance style had a pivotal effect on the shape of the sound and style of popular music genres of the 20th century. As a rock and roll pioneer, Penniman embodied its spirit more flamboyantly than any other performer. Little Richard died on May 9, 2020 at the age of 87 at his Tennessee home from a cause related to bone cancer, after falling ill two months prior.

c. Read a book set in Tennessee.
5.Screw-Lilly Atlas 7/08/20
Screw (Hell's Handlers MC #8; No Prisoners MC) by Lilly Atlas


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Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Congrats Sabrina and JoAnne. Welcome Frankie


message 44: by Rina (new)

Rina | 1084 comments Finished

Duration: June 2020
Each task can be done as many times as you like. A participation badge will be rewarded.

TASKS.

1 Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.
a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
Vision in Silver, Anne Bishop, 12.06.2020 - The Others #3

b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
c. Read a book set in Georgia.

2. A mischievous child who played pranks on neighbors. Little Richard began singing in church at a young age. Possibly as a result of complications at birth, he had a slight deformity that left one of his legs shorter than the other. This produced an unusual gait, and he was mocked for his allegedly effeminate appearance.

a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3. In October 1947, Sister Rosetta Tharpe overheard 14-year-old Little Richard singing her songs before a performance at the Macon City Auditorium. She invited him to open her show. After the show, Tharpe paid him, inspiring him to become a professional performer he stated that he was inspired to play the piano after he heard Ike Turner's piano intro on "Rocket 88."

a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
c Read a book with a charcter with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4. In 1950, Penniman joined his first musical band, Buster Brown's Orchestra, where Brown gave him the name Little Richard. Having settled in Atlanta, Georgia, at this point, Penniman began listening to rhythm and blues and frequented Atlanta clubs, including the Harlem Theater and the Royal Peacock where he saw performers such as Roy Brown and Billy Wright onstage. Little Richard decided to become a rhythm-and-blues singer and after befriending Wright, began to learn how to be an entertainer from him.
a. Read a book with a brown cover.
Witch Summer Night's Cream, H.Y. Hanna, 21.06.2020
Witch Summer Night's Cream (Bewitched By Chocolate #3) by H.Y. Hanna

b Read a book where a charcter feels "blue".
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

a Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.

a Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).

7. Richard's next hit single, "Long Tall Sally" (1956), hit number one on the R&B chart and number 13 on the Top 100 while reaching the top ten in Britain. Like "Tutti Frutti", it sold over a million copies. Following his success, Penniman built up his backup band, The Upsetters, with the addition of saxophonists Clifford "Gene" Burks and leader Grady Gaines, bassist Olsie "Baysee" Robinson and guitarist Nathaniel "Buster" Douglas. Penniman began performing on package tours across the United States.

a Read a book with a character called Sally.

b Read the first book in a series.
Whiskey Sour, J.A. Konrath, 07.06.2020 - Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels #1

c Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8 Little Richard's family life was not good. Penniman said in 1984 that he played only with girls as a child and was subjected to homophobic jokes and ridicule because of his manner of walk and talk. ] The singer said he had been sexually involved with both sexes as a teenager. Because of his effeminate mannerisms, his father kicked him out of their family home at 15.

a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.

9.During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
c Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.

10 Richard was nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll". His music and performance style had a pivotal effect on the shape of the sound and style of popular music genres of the 20th century. As a rock and roll pioneer, Penniman embodied its spirit more flamboyantly than any other performer. Little Richard died on May 9, 2020 at the age of 87 at his Tennessee home from a cause related to bone cancer, after falling ill two months prior.

a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
b Read a book that was published in May of any year.
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.


message 45: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Congrats Rina


message 46: by Ferenc (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1363 comments Finished!

A Tribute to Little Richard


Duration: 05/15/2020 - 06/14/2020
Done: 10/30

TASKS.

1 a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances by Alexander McCall Smith – 06/10/2020
Portuguese Irregular Verbs #3

2. b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander – 05/29/2020
McKenna Ashford

3. a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Kick-Ass 2 by Mark Millar – 05/10/2020
Dave Lizewski

5. c Read a book set in New Orleans.
Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia – 06/10/2020

6. b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – 05/10/2020
Monsters of Verity #2

c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James – 05/26/2020

7. b Read the first book in a series.
Punish by Olivia Ryann – 05/18/2020

9. a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
The Chain by Adrian McKinty – 05/14/2020
Pete O'Neill

b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman – 05/21/2020
Lisa loses her whole family.

c Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.
Redemption's Edge by Shirleen Davies – 06/06/2020


message 47: by Kendra (new)

Kendra | 833 comments Completion Post:

A Tribute to Little Richard
Challenge duration: June 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2020

Books read: 16


TASKS.
1.
a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
Chaos Reigning (Consortium Rebellion, #3) by Jessie Mihalik Chaos Reigning by Jessie Mihalik - June 3rd
b Read a book that the MC owns a nightclub or a bar.
c. Read a book set in Georgia.
Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2) by Becky Albertalli Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli - June 2nd

2.
a. Read a book with a mischievous character or a character that plays a prank.
b. Read a book where a person goes to church.
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner - June 29th
c. Read a book where a character has a deformity.

3.
a Read a book with a mc who is a teenager.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - June 11th
b. Read a book with a character who plays the piano.
c Read a book with a charcter with either Ike or Turner as a name.

4.
a. Read a book with a brown cover.
A Left-Handed History of the World by Ed Wright A Left-Handed History of the World by Ed Wright - June 22nd
b Read a book where a charcter feels "blue".
Persepolis 2 The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #2) by Marjane Satrapi Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return - June 29th
c. Read a book where a character is a teacher.

5.
a Read a book that is 8th in a series.
b Read a book set in Texas.
c Read a book set in New Orleans.

6.
a Read a book with fruit on the cover of it.
b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
Firefly The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove Firefly: The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove - June 5th
c Read a book that is set in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).
The Ghost Map The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson - June 7th
Persuasion by Jane Austen Persuasion by Jane Austen - June 30th

7.
a Read a book with a character called Sally.
b Read the first book in a series.
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev - June 9th
c Read a book with a character who plays a guitar, a bass or a saxophone.

8
a Read a book with a LGBT character in it.
b. Read a book where a son fights with his father.
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick - June 17th
c. Read a book where a character is teased or bullied.
Homicide A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon - June 23rd

9.
a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1) by Rob Thomas The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas - June 28th
b Read a book about a character who has a devastating loss (your definition).
Recipe for Persuasion (The Rajes, #2) by Sonali Dev Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev - June 4th
c Read a book where a character finds God or is religious.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - June 14th

10
a. Read a book with a character who has a nickname.
b Read a book that was published in May of any year.
Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) by Martha Wells Network Effect by Martha Wells - June 8th
May 5th, 2020.
c. Read a book set in Tennessee.


message 48: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
Congrats Ferenc and Kendra


message 49: by Frankie (new)

Frankie Johnson | 1495 comments A Tribute to Little Richard
Duration: June 30, 2020 - July 29, 2020

5/5 Completed. Finish!

TASKS.

1 Richard Wayne Penniman (Little Richard) was born in Macon, Georgia, on December 5, 1932, the third of 12 children of Leva Mae (née Stewart) and Charles "Bud" Penniman. His father was a church deacon and a brick mason who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side and owned a nightclub called the Tip In Inn.

a. Read a book that is a number 3 of a series.
(Walker Security)
1.Falling Under-Lisa Renee Jones 7/04/20
Falling Under (Walker Security #3) by Lisa Renee Jones

5. Little Richard recorded a total of eight sides for RCA Victor, including the blues ballad, "Every Hour", which became his first single and a hit in Georgia. He continued to perform during this time and Clint Brantley agreed to manage his career. Moving to Houston, he formed a band called the Tempo Toppers, performing as part of blues package tours in Southern clubs such as Club Tijuana in New Orleans and Club Matinee in Houston.

c Read a book set in New Orleans.
2.Creole Kingpin-Meghan March 7/02/20
Creole Kingpin (The Magnolia Duet, #1) by Meghan March

6. "Tutti Frutti" (Italian: "All fruits") was released in 1955 and became an instant hit, reaching No. 2 on Billboard magazine's Rhythm and Blues Best-Sellers chart and crossing over to the pop charts in both the United States and overseas in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry added the recording to its registry, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music.

b Read a book that is number 2 in a series.
(Freebirds)
3.Highway Don't Care-Lani Lynn Vale 7/08/20
Highway Don't Care (Freebirds, #2) by Lani Lynn Vale

9.During his initial heyday in the 1950s rock and roll scene, Penniman was a teetotaler abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. By the mid-1960s, however, Penniman began drinking heavy amounts of alcohol and smoking cigarettes and marijuana. By 1972, he had developed an addiction to cocaine. PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day. After several devastating personal experiences in the same year including his brother Tony's death of a heart attack, the accidental shooting of his nephew that he loved like a son, and the murder of two close personal friends Little Richard gave up drugs including alcohol, and rock and roll to return to the ministry.

a Read a book with a character who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
4.The Prince's Plan-E.M. Youman 6/30/20
The Prince's Plan by E.M. Youman

10 Richard was nicknamed "The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll". His music and performance style had a pivotal effect on the shape of the sound and style of popular music genres of the 20th century. As a rock and roll pioneer, Penniman embodied its spirit more flamboyantly than any other performer. Little Richard died on May 9, 2020 at the age of 87 at his Tennessee home from a cause related to bone cancer, after falling ill two months prior.

c. Read a book set in Tennessee.
5.Screw-Lilly Atlas 7/08/20
Screw (Hell's Handlers MC #8; No Prisoners MC) by Lilly Atlas


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Genevieve Bomes | 2837 comments Mod
CONGRATS Frankie


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