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Patrick Swayze was one of my favorite actors. I just read his autobiography. The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze and fell in love with him all over again.
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A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
Duration: One month from your start date
Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once
Participation Badge is awarded for this challenge

1. Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, the second child of Patsy Swayze (née Karnes; 1927–2013), and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925–1982).
a. Read a book set in Texas.
b. Read the second in a series.
c. Read a book with a character called Patrick, Jesse, Wayne or Patsy.

2. Until age 20, Swayze lived in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Houston. During this time, he pursued multiple artistic and athletic skills, such as ice skating, classical ballet, and acting in school plays. He also played football during high school, hoping to receive a football scholarship for college until a knee injury ended his career, and also concurrently practiced martial arts such as Wushu, Taekwondo and Aikido, which he used to channel his "self-deprecating rage.

a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
b Read a book where a character ice skates or plays football.
c Read a book about an actor.

3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City to complete his formal dance training at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools. Patrick Swayze's first professional appearance was as a dancer for the Disney Theatrical Group in a show called Disney on Parade. He then starred in the role of Danny Zuko in one of the replacement casts for the long-running Broadway production of Grease.

a. Read a book set in New York City.
b. Read a book where a character dances.
c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).

4. Swayze became better known to the film industry after appearing in The Outsiders in 1983 as the older brother of C. Thomas Howell and Rob Lowe. The same year, Swayze played a U.S.M.C. trainer in Vietnam rescue film Uncommon Valor with Gene Hackman. The following year, Swayze, Howell, and Howell's friend and fellow The Outsiders actor Darren Dalton reunited in Red Dawn, along with Jennifer Grey, who he would later star with. In 1986, Lowe and Swayze reunited in Youngblood. Swayze's first major dramatic success was in the 1985 television miniseries North and South, set during the American Civil War.

a Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. Swayze is probably best remembered for what was actually a low-budget movie, planned for only a one-week release, after which it was to go to video. Instead, Dirty Dancing propelled him to fame in 1987 playing resort dance instructor Johnny Castle. The story enabled Swayze to dance and romance Grey as well as showcasing his professional dance training. In addition to acting and dancing, Swayze co-composed and sang one of the songs on the soundtrack for Dirty Dancing, "She's Like the Wind". The song became a top-10 hit that has been covered by other artists since.

a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found himself in great demand, and appeared in several films, including Road House in 1989 with Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara and Kelly Lynch. His next big role came when he starred in Ghost (1990) with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. In 1991, he starred alongside Youngblood castmate Keanu Reeves in another major action hit, Point Break, and he was also chosen that year by People magazine as that year's "Sexiest Man Alive".

a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
c. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly.

7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997 while filming HBO's Letters from a Killer near Ione, California, when he fell from a horse and hit a tree. Both of his legs were broken, and he suffered four detached tendons in his shoulder. Filming was suspended for two months. The film aired in 1998, and Swayze slowly recovered from his injuries, but he had trouble resuming his career until 2000, when he co-starred in Forever Lulu, with Melanie Griffith.
a. Read a book where a character is injured.
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi for 34 years from June 12, 1975, until his death, and they had no children, but Lisa had suffered one miscarriage. They met in 1970 when Swayze was 18 years old. Niemi, 14 years old at the time, was taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother. In a 2008 interview, Swayze stated that Niemi was the inspiration for his hit song, "She's Like the Wind".
a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.

9. Swayze entered rehab treatment for alcoholism in the 1990s. After an initial recovery, he temporarily withdrew from show business, retreating to his ranches in California and Las Vegas, New Mexico, to breed Arabian horses. Partrick was an FAA licensed pilot and while flying in his twin-engine Cessna his plane developed a pressurization problem. This caused Swayze to make a precautionary landing on a dirt road in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The plane's right wing struck a light pole, but Swayze was unharmed. It was thought that Swayze was drunk but the real cause was Swayze's physical impairment due to the cumulative effects of carbon monoxide from engine exhaust by-products, carbon monoxide from heavy tobacco use, and the loss of an undetermined amount of cabin pressurization, resulting in hypoxia.
a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.

10.In late December 2007, just after filming the pilot episode for The Beast, Swayze began to suffer a burning feeling in his stomach caused by a blockage of his bile ducts. Three weeks later, in mid-January 2008, he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He traveled to the Stanford University Medical Center for chemotherapy and treatment with the experimental drug vatalanib which doctors hoped would cut off the blood supply to the tumor. Swayze continued to actively pursue his career. Swayze died, with family at his side, on September 14, 2009, at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, CA. Swayze's death occurred 20 months after his cancer diagnosis.

a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
b, Read a book set in California.
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.

Info from:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick...

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A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: June 3- July 2, 2020
Read: 8

Tasks:
1. Patrick Wayne Swayze
b. Read the second in a series.

Hometown Love Christina Tetreault 6/3/20 (Love on the North Shore #2)

2. Until age 20, Swayze
a. Read a book with a character younger than 20.

Sisters of Summer's End Lori Foster 6/19/20

3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City
b. Read a book where a character dances.

The House on the Beach Linda Barrett 6/6/20

4. Swayze became better known
a. Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b. Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. Swayze is probably best remembered
a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).

Take Me Back Meghan March 6/12/20

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).

Sisters by Choice Susan Mallery 6/15/20

7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.

A Mail Order Bride to Heal his Heart Etta Foster 6/9/20

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.

A Forgotten Murder Jude Deveraux 6/5/20

9. Swayze entered rehab treatment
a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.

10. In late December 2007
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.

102 pages She's Making A List Elena Aitken 6/10/20


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Welcome JoAnne


message 5: by Genevieve (last edited Jun 27, 2020 02:58AM) (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
Duration: One month from your start date
Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once
Participation Badge is awarded for this challenge
6/3 - 7/3

1. Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, the second child of Patsy Swayze (née Karnes; 1927–2013), and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925–1982).
a. Read a book set in Texas.
Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, #1) by Diane Kelly by Diane Kelly 6/19/2020
b. Read the second in a series.
Wake Up Little Susie (Sam McCain, #2) by Ed Gorman by Ed Gorman 06/25/2020

2. Until age 20, Swayze lived in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Houston. During this time, he pursued multiple artistic and athletic skills, such as ice skating, classical ballet, and acting in school plays. He also played football during high school, hoping to receive a football scholarship for college until a knee injury ended his career, and also concurrently practiced martial arts such as Wushu, Taekwondo and Aikido, which he used to channel his "self-deprecating rage.

a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery by L.M. Montgomery 06/10/2020

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found himself in great demand, and appeared in several films, including Road House in 1989 with Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara and Kelly Lynch. His next big role came when he starred in Ghost (1990) with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. In 1991, he starred alongside Youngblood castmate Keanu Reeves in another major action hit, Point Break, and he was also chosen that year by People magazine as that year's "Sexiest Man Alive".

a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
Southern Spells (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries, #2) by Amy Boyles by Amy Boyles 06/07/2020
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation). Chad
Killer, Paper, Cut (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #9) by Joanna Campbell Slan by Joanna Campbell Slan 06/15/2020

7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997 while filming HBO's Letters from a Killer near Ione, California, when he fell from a horse and hit a tree. Both of his legs were broken, and he suffered four detached tendons in his shoulder. Filming was suspended for two months. The film aired in 1998, and Swayze slowly recovered from his injuries, but he had trouble resuming his career until 2000, when he co-starred in Forever Lulu, with Melanie Griffith.
a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty (A Scumble River Mystery, #3) by Denise Swanson by Denise Swanson 06/24/2020

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi for 34 years from June 12, 1975, until his death, and they had no children, but Lisa had suffered one miscarriage. They met in 1970 when Swayze was 18 years old. Niemi, 14 years old at the time, was taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother. In a 2008 interview, Swayze stated that Niemi was the inspiration for his hit song, "She's Like the Wind".
a. Read a book with a publication date with a 4 in it. 2014
Baby, it's Cold by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/21/2020
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
Kittyzen's Arrest (Country Cottage Mysteries #1) by Addison Moore by Addison Moore 06/26/2020

9. Swayze entered rehab treatment for alcoholism in the 1990s. After an initial recovery, he temporarily withdrew from show business, retreating to his ranches in California and Las Vegas, New Mexico, to breed Arabian horses. Partrick was an FAA licensed pilot and while flying in his twin-engine Cessna his plane developed a pressurization problem. This caused Swayze to make a precautionary landing on a dirt road in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The plane's right wing struck a light pole, but Swayze was unharmed. It was thought that Swayze was drunk but the real cause was Swayze's physical impairment due to the cumulative effects of carbon monoxide from engine exhaust by-products, carbon monoxide from heavy tobacco use, and the loss of an undetermined amount of cabin pressurization, resulting in hypoxia.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.
Unmanned (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #4) by Lois Greiman by Lois Greiman 6/26/2020

10.In late December 2007, just after filming the pilot episode for The Beast, Swayze began to suffer a burning feeling in his stomach caused by a blockage of his bile ducts. Three weeks later, in mid-January 2008, he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He traveled to the Stanford University Medical Center for chemotherapy and treatment with the experimental drug vatalanib which doctors hoped would cut off the blood supply to the tumor. Swayze continued to actively pursue his career. Swayze died, with family at his side, on September 14, 2009, at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, CA. Swayze's death occurred 20 months after his cancer diagnosis.

c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count. p 220
Winter Kill by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 6/23/2020


message 6: by Grace (last edited Jul 21, 2020 07:13AM) (new)

Grace Worland | 1182 comments A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: June 3- July 2, 2020
Read: 10

Tasks:
1. Patrick Wayne Swayze
b. Read the second in a series- Thor, Volume 2: Who Holds the Hammer?-Jason Aaron 6/26

2. Until age 20, Swayze
a. Read a book with a character younger than 20- Giant Days, Vol. 4-John Allison 6/4

3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City
a. Read a book set in New York City- French Kiss-James Patterson 6/13

5. Swayze is probably best remembered
a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation)- Red Hood-Elana K. Arnold 6/2

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found
a. Read a book that is a paranormal- Growling For Mine-Alexa Riley 6/22

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi
a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it- Cold Sacrifice-Leigh Russell 6/25- 2013
b. Read a book where the MC has no children- Fairy Tail: City Hero, Vol. 1-Ushio Ando 6/10
c. Read a book with a teenager in it- Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vol. 03-Miki Yoshikawa 6/10

10. In late December 2007
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count- The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1-Cassandra Clare 6/16- pg. 210


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Welcome Grace


message 8: by Anne (last edited Jun 26, 2020 05:35AM) (new)

Anne | 882 comments A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: June 3- June 26, 2020
Read: 12
COMPLETED

Tasks:
1. Patrick Wayne Swayze
a. Read a book set in Texas.
b. Read the second in a series.
c. Read a book with a character called Patrick, Jesse, Wayne or Patsy.

2. Until age 20, Swayze
a. Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin 6/26/2020 Liz is/was 15.
b. Read a book where a character ice skates or plays football.
c. Read a book about an actor.
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey 6/9/2020
Drew is an actor.

3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City
a. Read a book set in New York City.
This Was Not the Plan by Christina Alger 6/13/2020
b. Read a book where a character dances.
c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).

4. Swayze became better known
a. Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b. Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. Swayze is probably best remembered
a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found
a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
Anywhere with You by Gina Welborn 6/25/2020
Jakob is swoon worthy in his Sunday best.
c. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly.
The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor 6/15/2020
Ben is the owner of the stamp business and becomes Katie's boyfriend.

7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997
a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson 6/18/2020
Briggitte gets hurt while running and Dietmar has to carry her.
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
You, Me, and the Sea by Meg Donohue 6/16/2020
Marrow teaches Amir to ride.
c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway 6/10/2020

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi
a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
The Almost Sisters by Joshlyn Jackson 6/21/2020
Lavendar is 13 years old.

9. Swayze entered rehab treatment
a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
The Bourbon Kings by J R Ward 6/15/2020
Edward breeds race horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle 6/11/2020
Sabrina smokes.

10. In late December 2007
a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
b. Read a book set in California.
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin 6/8/2020
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Welcome Anne


message 10: by Amanda A (last edited Jul 05, 2020 06:05PM) (new)

Amanda A | 599 comments A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: June 3 - July 3


Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once
Participation Badge is awarded for this challenge

1. Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, the second child of Patsy Swayze (née Karnes; 1927–2013), and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925–1982).
a. Read a book set in Texas.
The Trustworthy Groom by Cami Checketts 6/8
b. Read the second in a series.
Forbidden Lust by Karen Booth 6/18
c. Read a book with a character called Patrick, Jesse, Wayne or Patsy.

2. Until age 20, Swayze lived in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Houston. During this time, he pursued multiple artistic and athletic skills, such as ice skating, classical ballet, and acting in school plays. He also played football during high school, hoping to receive a football scholarship for college until a knee injury ended his career, and also concurrently practiced martial arts such as Wushu, Taekwondo and Aikido, which he used to channel his "self-deprecating rage.

a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Diamonds by K.A. Linde 6/3
b Read a book where a character ice skates or plays football.
c Read a book about an actor.

3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City to complete his formal dance training at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools. Patrick Swayze's first professional appearance was as a dancer for the Disney Theatrical Group in a show called Disney on Parade. He then starred in the role of Danny Zuko in one of the replacement casts for the long-running Broadway production of Grease.

a. Read a book set in New York City.
b. Read a book where a character dances.
All the Way by Kristen Proby 7/2
c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).

4. Swayze became better known to the film industry after appearing in The Outsiders in 1983 as the older brother of C. Thomas Howell and Rob Lowe. The same year, Swayze played a U.S.M.C. trainer in Vietnam rescue film Uncommon Valor with Gene Hackman. The following year, Swayze, Howell, and Howell's friend and fellow The Outsiders actor Darren Dalton reunited in Red Dawn, along with Jennifer Grey, who he would later star with. In 1986, Lowe and Swayze reunited in Youngblood. Swayze's first major dramatic success was in the 1985 television miniseries North and South, set during the American Civil War.

a Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. Swayze is probably best remembered for what was actually a low-budget movie, planned for only a one-week release, after which it was to go to video. Instead, Dirty Dancing propelled him to fame in 1987 playing resort dance instructor Johnny Castle. The story enabled Swayze to dance and romance Grey as well as showcasing his professional dance training. In addition to acting and dancing, Swayze co-composed and sang one of the songs on the soundtrack for Dirty Dancing, "She's Like the Wind". The song became a top-10 hit that has been covered by other artists since.

a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found himself in great demand, and appeared in several films, including Road House in 1989 with Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara and Kelly Lynch. His next big role came when he starred in Ghost (1990) with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. In 1991, he starred alongside Youngblood castmate Keanu Reeves in another major action hit, Point Break, and he was also chosen that year by People magazine as that year's "Sexiest Man Alive".

a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
Seek by Mia Sheridan 6/4
c. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly.

7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997 while filming HBO's Letters from a Killer near Ione, California, when he fell from a horse and hit a tree. Both of his legs were broken, and he suffered four detached tendons in his shoulder. Filming was suspended for two months. The film aired in 1998, and Swayze slowly recovered from his injuries, but he had trouble resuming his career until 2000, when he co-starred in Forever Lulu, with Melanie Griffith.
a. Read a book where a character is injured.
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi for 34 years from June 12, 1975, until his death, and they had no children, but Lisa had suffered one miscarriage. They met in 1970 when Swayze was 18 years old. Niemi, 14 years old at the time, was taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother. In a 2008 interview, Swayze stated that Niemi was the inspiration for his hit song, "She's Like the Wind".
a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
Without Merit by Colleen Hoover 6/13
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot 6/5
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe by Sarah Mlynowski 6/18

9. Swayze entered rehab treatment for alcoholism in the 1990s. After an initial recovery, he temporarily withdrew from show business, retreating to his ranches in California and Las Vegas, New Mexico, to breed Arabian horses. Partrick was an FAA licensed pilot and while flying in his twin-engine Cessna his plane developed a pressurization problem. This caused Swayze to make a precautionary landing on a dirt road in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The plane's right wing struck a light pole, but Swayze was unharmed. It was thought that Swayze was drunk but the real cause was Swayze's physical impairment due to the cumulative effects of carbon monoxide from engine exhaust by-products, carbon monoxide from heavy tobacco use, and the loss of an undetermined amount of cabin pressurization, resulting in hypoxia.
a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.

10.In late December 2007, just after filming the pilot episode for The Beast, Swayze began to suffer a burning feeling in his stomach caused by a blockage of his bile ducts. Three weeks later, in mid-January 2008, he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He traveled to the Stanford University Medical Center for chemotherapy and treatment with the experimental drug vatalanib which doctors hoped would cut off the blood supply to the tumor. Swayze continued to actively pursue his career. Swayze died, with family at his side, on September 14, 2009, at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, CA. Swayze's death occurred 20 months after his cancer diagnosis.

a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley 6/3
b, Read a book set in California.
Until We Touch by Susan Mallery 6/20
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.


message 11: by Ferenc (last edited Jun 30, 2020 01:46PM) (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1701 comments A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: 06/04/2020 - 07/03/2020


Done: 7

1a. Read a book set in Texas.

1b. Read the second in a series.
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith – 06/08/2020
Portuguese Irregular Verbs #2

1c. Read a book with a character called Patrick, Jesse, Wayne or Patsy.

2a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
The Silence of Bones by June Hur – 06/30/2020
Seol is 16 years old

2b Read a book where a character ice skates or plays football.
2c Read a book about an actor.

3a. Read a book set in New York City.
3b. Read a book where a character dances.
3c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).

4a Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
4b Read a book about the Civil War.
4c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
5b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
5c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
6b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
6c. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly.

7a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews – 06/28/2020
Drue has a knee injury.

7b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
Redemption's Edge by Shirleen Davies – 06/06/2020

7c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.

8a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances by Alexander McCall Smith – 06/10/2020
Published 2003

8b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson – 06/25/2020

8c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia – 06/10/2020

9a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
9b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
9c. Read a book where the MC smokes.

10a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
10b, Read a book set in California.
10c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Welcome Amanda A and Ferenc


message 13: by Shash (last edited Jun 15, 2020 01:07PM) (new)

Shash | 1795 comments A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
June 4, 2020 - July 3, 2020

Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once.

10 Tasks Completed

1. a. Read a book set in Texas.
b. Read the second in a series.
Stone Cold Sparks by Cami Checketts (6/4/20) - Park City Firefighter Romance: Station 2
c. Read a book with a character called Patrick, Jesse, Wayne or Patsy.

2. a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Black Knight by Elizabeth Johns (6/14/20)
b Read a book where a character ice skates or plays football.
c Read a book about an actor.

3. a. Read a book set in New York City.
b. Read a book where a character dances.
Sweet on You by Becky Wade (6/9/20)
c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).
Fisher by L.L. Muir (6/15/20)

4. a Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
Cinderella and the Colonel by K.M. Shea (6/11/20)
b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6. a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
Aiden by Diane Darcy (6/7/20)
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
c. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly.

7. a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Duke of Knight by Elizabeth Johns (6/12/20)
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.

8. a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
Diamonds and Earls by Caroline Johnson (6/6/20) - 11/23/2016
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
Liam by Diane Darcy (6/7/20)
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
The Unlikely Bride by Kimberly Krey (6/5/20)

9. a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.

10. a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
b, Read a book set in California.
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.


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A Tribute to Patrick Swayze COMPLETED
Duration: June 3- July 2, 2020

2. Until age 20, Swayze
a. Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Counting by 7s Holly Goldberg sloan 21.06.20
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

4. Swayze became better known
a. Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
ANNE FINE – GOGGLE-EYES 04.05.20 – published in 1989
Goggle-Eyes by Anne Fine

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found
a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
The Wayward Girls Amanda Mason 20.06.20
The Wayward Girls by Amanda Mason

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
Ink - #1 skin Alice broadway 18.06.20
Ink (Skin Books, #1) by Alice Broadway


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Barbara ★ | 2686 comments A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: June 4 - July 3, 2020

READ: 9/5+

✔ 1. Patrick Wayne Swayze
b. Read the second in a series.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones - Seanan McGuire 6/4

✔ 2. Until age 20, Swayze
a. Read a book with a character younger than 20.
A Map of Days - Ransom Riggs (MC is 16) 6/12

✔ 3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City
a. Read a book set in New York City.
Heir of the Dog -Judi McCoy 6/18

✔ 5. Swayze is probably best remembered
a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
The Blacksmith Queen - G.A. Aiken 6/28
(MC is a blacksmith and is always dirty)

✔ 6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found
a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
The Vicious Deep - Zoraida Córdova 6/8

✔ 7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997
a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Healer's Choice - Jory Strong 6/5

✔ 8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan (MC is 13) 6/10

✔ 9. Swayze entered rehab treatment
a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
Sweep of the Blade - Ilona Andrews 6/11

✔ 10. In late December 2007
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count
Drive Me Crazy - Jenna Bayley-Burke (240 pages) 6/17

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2) by Seanan McGuire A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #4) by Ransom Riggs Heir of the Dog (Dog Walker Mysteries, #2) by Judi McCoy The Blacksmith Queen (The Scarred Earth Saga, #1) by G.A. Aiken The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1) by Zoraida Córdova Healer's Choice (Ghostland World, #3) by Jory Strong The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #4) by Ilona Andrews Drive Me Crazy by Jenna Bayley-Burke

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Welcome Shash, DenXXX and Barbara


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Shash | 1795 comments Finished! :)

A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
June 4, 2020 - July 3, 2020

Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once.

10 Tasks Completed

1. b. Read the second in a series.
Stone Cold Sparks by Cami Checketts (6/4/20) - Park City Firefighter Romance: Station 2

2. a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Black Knight by Elizabeth Johns (6/14/20)

3. b. Read a book where a character dances.
Sweet on You by Becky Wade (6/9/20)
c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).
Fisher by L.L. Muir (6/15/20)

5. a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
Cinderella and the Colonel by K.M. Shea (6/11/20)

6. a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
Aiden by Diane Darcy (6/7/20)

7. a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Duke of Knight by Elizabeth Johns (6/12/20)

8. a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
Diamonds and Earls by Caroline Johnson (6/6/20) - 11/23/2016
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
Liam by Diane Darcy (6/7/20)
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
The Unlikely Bride by Kimberly Krey (6/5/20)


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Way to go Shash


message 19: by Rina (last edited Jul 21, 2020 01:01AM) (new)

Rina | 1084 comments A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
Duration: 22.06.2020 - 21.07.2020
Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once
Participation Badge is awarded for this challenge

1. Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, the second child of Patsy Swayze (née Karnes; 1927–2013), and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925–1982).
a. Read a book set in Texas.
b. Read the second in a series.
c. Read a book with a character called Patrick, Jesse, Wayne or Patsy.

2. Until age 20, Swayze lived in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Houston. During this time, he pursued multiple artistic and athletic skills, such as ice skating, classical ballet, and acting in school plays. He also played football during high school, hoping to receive a football scholarship for college until a knee injury ended his career, and also concurrently practiced martial arts such as Wushu, Taekwondo and Aikido, which he used to channel his "self-deprecating rage.

a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
- Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott, 04.07.2020
- Unearthly, Cynthia Hand, 12.07.2020

b Read a book where a character ice skates or plays football.
c Read a book about an actor.

3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City to complete his formal dance training at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools. Patrick Swayze's first professional appearance was as a dancer for the Disney Theatrical Group in a show called Disney on Parade. He then starred in the role of Danny Zuko in one of the replacement casts for the long-running Broadway production of Grease.

a. Read a book set in New York City.
- The League of Frightened Men, Rex Stout, 17.07.2020

b. Read a book where a character dances.
c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).

4. Swayze became better known to the film industry after appearing in The Outsiders in 1983 as the older brother of C. Thomas Howell and Rob Lowe. The same year, Swayze played a U.S.M.C. trainer in Vietnam rescue film Uncommon Valor with Gene Hackman. The following year, Swayze, Howell, and Howell's friend and fellow The Outsiders actor Darren Dalton reunited in Red Dawn, along with Jennifer Grey, who he would later star with. In 1986, Lowe and Swayze reunited in Youngblood. Swayze's first major dramatic success was in the 1985 television miniseries North and South, set during the American Civil War.

a Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. Swayze is probably best remembered for what was actually a low-budget movie, planned for only a one-week release, after which it was to go to video. Instead, Dirty Dancing propelled him to fame in 1987 playing resort dance instructor Johnny Castle. The story enabled Swayze to dance and romance Grey as well as showcasing his professional dance training. In addition to acting and dancing, Swayze co-composed and sang one of the songs on the soundtrack for Dirty Dancing, "She's Like the Wind". The song became a top-10 hit that has been covered by other artists since.

a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found himself in great demand, and appeared in several films, including Road House in 1989 with Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara and Kelly Lynch. His next big role came when he starred in Ghost (1990) with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. In 1991, he starred alongside Youngblood castmate Keanu Reeves in another major action hit, Point Break, and he was also chosen that year by People magazine as that year's "Sexiest Man Alive".

a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
c. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly.

7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997 while filming HBO's Letters from a Killer near Ione, California, when he fell from a horse and hit a tree. Both of his legs were broken, and he suffered four detached tendons in his shoulder. Filming was suspended for two months. The film aired in 1998, and Swayze slowly recovered from his injuries, but he had trouble resuming his career until 2000, when he co-starred in Forever Lulu, with Melanie Griffith.
a. Read a book where a character is injured.
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi for 34 years from June 12, 1975, until his death, and they had no children, but Lisa had suffered one miscarriage. They met in 1970 when Swayze was 18 years old. Niemi, 14 years old at the time, was taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother. In a 2008 interview, Swayze stated that Niemi was the inspiration for his hit song, "She's Like the Wind".
a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.

9. Swayze entered rehab treatment for alcoholism in the 1990s. After an initial recovery, he temporarily withdrew from show business, retreating to his ranches in California and Las Vegas, New Mexico, to breed Arabian horses. Partrick was an FAA licensed pilot and while flying in his twin-engine Cessna his plane developed a pressurization problem. This caused Swayze to make a precautionary landing on a dirt road in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The plane's right wing struck a light pole, but Swayze was unharmed. It was thought that Swayze was drunk but the real cause was Swayze's physical impairment due to the cumulative effects of carbon monoxide from engine exhaust by-products, carbon monoxide from heavy tobacco use, and the loss of an undetermined amount of cabin pressurization, resulting in hypoxia.
a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.

10.In late December 2007, just after filming the pilot episode for The Beast, Swayze began to suffer a burning feeling in his stomach caused by a blockage of his bile ducts. Three weeks later, in mid-January 2008, he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He traveled to the Stanford University Medical Center for chemotherapy and treatment with the experimental drug vatalanib which doctors hoped would cut off the blood supply to the tumor. Swayze continued to actively pursue his career. Swayze died, with family at his side, on September 14, 2009, at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, CA. Swayze's death occurred 20 months after his cancer diagnosis.

a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
b, Read a book set in California.
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.


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A Tribute to Patrick Swayze COMPLETED
Duration: June 3- July 2, 2020

2. Until age 20, Swayze
a. Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Counting by 7s Holly Goldberg sloan 21.06.20
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

4. Swayze became better known
a. Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
ANNE FINE – GOGGLE-EYES 04.05.20 – published in 1989
Goggle-Eyes by Anne Fine

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found
a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
The Wayward Girls Amanda Mason 20.06.20
The Wayward Girls by Amanda Mason

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
Ink - #1 skin Alice broadway 18.06.20
Ink (Skin Books, #1) by Alice Broadway


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Welcome Rina and congrats DenXXX


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JoAnne | 42364 comments Mod
FINISHED
A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: June 3- July 2, 2020
Read: 8

Tasks:
1. Patrick Wayne Swayze
b. Read the second in a series.

Hometown Love Christina Tetreault 6/3/20 (Love on the North Shore #2)

2. Until age 20, Swayze
a. Read a book with a character younger than 20.

Sisters of Summer's End Lori Foster 6/19/20

3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City
b. Read a book where a character dances.

The House on the Beach Linda Barrett 6/6/20

4. Swayze became better known
a. Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b. Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. Swayze is probably best remembered
a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).

Take Me Back Meghan March 6/12/20

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).

Sisters by Choice Susan Mallery 6/15/20

7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.

A Mail Order Bride to Heal his Heart Etta Foster 6/9/20

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.

A Forgotten Murder Jude Deveraux 6/5/20

9. Swayze entered rehab treatment
a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.

10. In late December 2007
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.

102 pages She's Making A List Elena Aitken 6/10/20


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Kendra | 1105 comments A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
Duration: July 1st, 2020 to July 31st, 2020

Read: 20


1. a. Read a book set in Texas.
b. Read the second in a series.
Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling - July 3rd
c. Read a book with a character called Patrick, Jesse, Wayne or Patsy.

2. a. Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli - July 4th
b. Read a book where a character ice skates or plays football.
Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson - July 22nd
Hockey
c. Read a book about an actor.

3. a. Read a book set in New York City.
Valiant by Holly Black - July 26th
b. Read a book where a character dances.
The Wicked King by Holly Black - July 22nd
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black - July 23rd
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik - July 31st
c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).

4. a. Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b. Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black - July 20th
b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London - July 26th
c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6. a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
Wolf's Bane by Kelley Armstrong - July 13th
Wolf's Curse by Kelley Armstrong - July 14th
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
c. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly.
Otherland Volume Three: Mountain of Black Glass by Tad Williams - July 19th
Sam
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black - July 24th
Ben

7. a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris - July 8th
Tithe by Holly Black - July 25th
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.

8. a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
Ironside by Holly Black - July 28th
Apr. 24th, 2007
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
Take Us To Your Chief And Other Stories by Drew Hayden Taylor - July 2nd
The story Mr. Gizmo MC is a 17 year old.

9. a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
Up and Down by Terry Fallis - July 7th
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire - July 12th

10. a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara - July 10th
b. Read a book set in California.
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Welcome Kendra


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Anne | 882 comments A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: June 3- June 26, 2020
Read: 12
COMPLETED

Tasks:
1. Patrick Wayne Swayze
a. Read a book set in Texas.
b. Read the second in a series.
c. Read a book with a character called Patrick, Jesse, Wayne or Patsy.

2. Until age 20, Swayze
a. Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin 6/26/2020 Liz is/was 15.
b. Read a book where a character ice skates or plays football.
c. Read a book about an actor.
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey 6/9/2020
Drew is an actor.

3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City
a. Read a book set in New York City.
This Was Not the Plan by Christina Alger 6/13/2020
b. Read a book where a character dances.
c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).

4. Swayze became better known
a. Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b. Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. Swayze is probably best remembered
a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found
a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
Anywhere with You by Gina Welborn 6/25/2020
Jakob is swoon worthy in his Sunday best.
c. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly.
The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor 6/15/2020
Ben is the owner of the stamp business and becomes Katie's boyfriend.

7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997
a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson 6/18/2020
Briggitte gets hurt while running and Dietmar has to carry her.
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
You, Me, and the Sea by Meg Donohue 6/16/2020
Marrow teaches Amir to ride.
c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway 6/10/2020

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi
a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
The Almost Sisters by Joshlyn Jackson 6/21/2020
Lavendar is 13 years old.

9. Swayze entered rehab treatment
a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
The Bourbon Kings by J R Ward 6/15/2020
Edward breeds race horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle 6/11/2020
Sabrina smokes.

10. In late December 2007
a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
b. Read a book set in California.
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin 6/8/2020
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Way to Go Anne


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Congrats Anne


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Finished
A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
Duration: One month from your start date
Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once
Participation Badge is awarded for this challenge
6/3 - 7/3

1. Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, the second child of Patsy Swayze (née Karnes; 1927–2013), and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925–1982).
a. Read a book set in Texas.
Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, #1) by Diane Kelly by Diane Kelly 6/19/2020
b. Read the second in a series.
Wake Up Little Susie (Sam McCain, #2) by Ed Gorman by Ed Gorman 06/25/2020

2. Until age 20, Swayze lived in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Houston. During this time, he pursued multiple artistic and athletic skills, such as ice skating, classical ballet, and acting in school plays. He also played football during high school, hoping to receive a football scholarship for college until a knee injury ended his career, and also concurrently practiced martial arts such as Wushu, Taekwondo and Aikido, which he used to channel his "self-deprecating rage.

a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery by L.M. Montgomery 06/10/2020

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found himself in great demand, and appeared in several films, including Road House in 1989 with Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara and Kelly Lynch. His next big role came when he starred in Ghost (1990) with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. In 1991, he starred alongside Youngblood castmate Keanu Reeves in another major action hit, Point Break, and he was also chosen that year by People magazine as that year's "Sexiest Man Alive".

a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
Southern Spells (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries, #2) by Amy Boyles by Amy Boyles 06/07/2020
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation). Chad
Killer, Paper, Cut (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #9) by Joanna Campbell Slan by Joanna Campbell Slan 06/15/2020

7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997 while filming HBO's Letters from a Killer near Ione, California, when he fell from a horse and hit a tree. Both of his legs were broken, and he suffered four detached tendons in his shoulder. Filming was suspended for two months. The film aired in 1998, and Swayze slowly recovered from his injuries, but he had trouble resuming his career until 2000, when he co-starred in Forever Lulu, with Melanie Griffith.
a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty (A Scumble River Mystery, #3) by Denise Swanson by Denise Swanson 06/24/2020

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi for 34 years from June 12, 1975, until his death, and they had no children, but Lisa had suffered one miscarriage. They met in 1970 when Swayze was 18 years old. Niemi, 14 years old at the time, was taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother. In a 2008 interview, Swayze stated that Niemi was the inspiration for his hit song, "She's Like the Wind".
a. Read a book with a publication date with a 4 in it. 2014
Baby, it's Cold by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/21/2020
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
Kittyzen's Arrest (Country Cottage Mysteries #1) by Addison Moore by Addison Moore 06/26/2020

9. Swayze entered rehab treatment for alcoholism in the 1990s. After an initial recovery, he temporarily withdrew from show business, retreating to his ranches in California and Las Vegas, New Mexico, to breed Arabian horses. Partrick was an FAA licensed pilot and while flying in his twin-engine Cessna his plane developed a pressurization problem. This caused Swayze to make a precautionary landing on a dirt road in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The plane's right wing struck a light pole, but Swayze was unharmed. It was thought that Swayze was drunk but the real cause was Swayze's physical impairment due to the cumulative effects of carbon monoxide from engine exhaust by-products, carbon monoxide from heavy tobacco use, and the loss of an undetermined amount of cabin pressurization, resulting in hypoxia.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.
Unmanned (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #4) by Lois Greiman by Lois Greiman 6/26/2020

10.In late December 2007, just after filming the pilot episode for The Beast, Swayze began to suffer a burning feeling in his stomach caused by a blockage of his bile ducts. Three weeks later, in mid-January 2008, he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He traveled to the Stanford University Medical Center for chemotherapy and treatment with the experimental drug vatalanib which doctors hoped would cut off the blood supply to the tumor. Swayze continued to actively pursue his career. Swayze died, with family at his side, on September 14, 2009, at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, CA. Swayze's death occurred 20 months after his cancer diagnosis.

c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count. p 220
Winter Kill by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 6/23/2020


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JoAnne | 42364 comments Mod
WOOHOO Genevieve!!


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Ferenc (aeneth) | 1701 comments Finished!

A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: 06/04/2020 - 07/03/2020


Done: 7

1b. Read the second in a series.
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith – 06/08/2020
Portuguese Irregular Verbs #2

2a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
The Silence of Bones by June Hur – 06/30/2020
Seol is 16 years old

7a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews – 06/28/2020
Drue has a knee injury.

7b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
Redemption's Edge by Shirleen Davies – 06/06/2020

8a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances by Alexander McCall Smith – 06/10/2020
Published 2003

8b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson – 06/25/2020

8c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia – 06/10/2020


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Congrats Ferenc


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JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1155 comments A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: One month from your start date
Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once
No page minimum

7/1 to 7/31/2020
Read 17 books

1. Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, the second child of Patsy Swayze (née Karnes; 1927–2013), and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925–1982).
a. Read a book set in Texas.
Rough Creek (Brides of Rough Creek Texas, #1) by Kaki Warner Rough Creek (Brides of Rough Creek Texas #1) by Kaki Warner 7/5/20 4stars (Rough Creek)
b. Read the second in a series.
A Springtime Heart (The Promise Glen #2) by Marta Perry A Springtime Heart (Promise Glen #2) by Marta Perry 7/6/20 4stars
c. Read a book with a character called Patrick, Jesse, Wayne or Patsy.
Secret Baby A Second Chance Navy SEAL Romance (Forbidden First Times Book 4) by Sofia T Summers Secret Baby: A Second Chance Navy SEAL Romance (Forbidden First Times Book 4) by Sofia T Summers 7/26/20 3.5star (Jessie - different spelling; hope it counts)

2. Until age 20, Swayze lived in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Houston. During this time, he pursued multiple artistic and athletic skills, such as ice skating, classical ballet, and acting in school plays. He also played football during high school, hoping to receive a football scholarship for college until a knee injury ended his career, and also concurrently practiced martial arts such as Wushu, Taekwondo and Aikido, which he used to channel his "self-deprecating rage.
a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Dear Boss A Single Dad Office Romance (Forbidden First Times Book 3) by Sofia T Summers Dear Boss: A Single Dad Office Romance (Forbidden First Times Book 3) by Sofia T Summers 7/7/20 4stars (Lincoln - 5 years old)
b Read a book where a character ice skates or plays football.
Her Surprise Engagement by Cari Lynn Webb Her Surprise Engagement: A Clean Romance (City by the Bay Stories Book 6) by Cari Lynn Webb 7/15/20 4stars (Chase is a pro football player)
c Read a book about an actor.

3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City to complete his formal dance training at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools. Patrick Swayze's first professional appearance was as a dancer for the Disney Theatrical Group in a show called Disney on Parade. He then starred in the role of Danny Zuko in one of the replacement casts for the long-running Broadway production of Grease.
a. Read a book set in New York City.
b. Read a book where a character dances.
A Good Duke is Hard to Find (Isle of Synne, #1) by Christina Britton A Good Duke is Hard to Find (Isle of Synne #1) by Christina Britton 7/1/20 4stars (Peter and Lenora at several balls and when she's teaching him to dance)
c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).
Accidental Meeting A Fake Marriage Romance by Ajme Williams Accidental Meeting: A Fake Marriage Romance by Ajme Williams 7/17/20 4stars (Stark who has a hidden agenda against the small town in Nebraska)

4. Swayze became better known to the film industry after appearing in The Outsiders in 1983 as the older brother of C. Thomas Howell and Rob Lowe. The same year, Swayze played a U.S.M.C. trainer in Vietnam rescue film Uncommon Valor with Gene Hackman. The following year, Swayze, Howell, and Howell's friend and fellow The Outsiders actor Darren Dalton reunited in Red Dawn, along with Jennifer Grey, who he would later star with. In 1986, Lowe and Swayze reunited in Youngblood. Swayze's first major dramatic success was in the 1985 television miniseries North and South, set during the American Civil War.
a Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. Swayze is probably best remembered for what was actually a low-budget movie, planned for only a one-week release, after which it was to go to video. Instead, Dirty Dancing propelled him to fame in 1987 playing resort dance instructor Johnny Castle. The story enabled Swayze to dance and romance Grey as well as showcasing his professional dance training. In addition to acting and dancing, Swayze co-composed and sang one of the songs on the soundtrack for Dirty Dancing, "She's Like the Wind". The song became a top-10 hit that has been covered by other artists since.
a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
Paris Is Always a Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay Paris Is Always a Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay 7/14/20 4stars (Chelsea thanks to Jean Claude and Francois)
b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found himself in great demand, and appeared in several films, including Road House in 1989 with Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara and Kelly Lynch. His next big role came when he starred in Ghost (1990) with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. In 1991, he starred alongside Youngblood castmate Keanu Reeves in another major action hit, Point Break, and he was also chosen that year by People magazine as that year's "Sexiest Man Alive".
a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
Only One Man Will Do by Fiona McGier Only One Man Will Do (Minnesota Romances #2) by Fiona McGier 7/10/20 4stars (Dmitri)
c. Read a book with character called Kelly.
Her Last Resort (Minnesota Romance, #3, Authors newly-revised version by Fiona McGier Her Last Resort (Minnesota Romance, #3, Authors newly-revised version) by Fiona McGier 7/10/20 4stars

7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997 while filming HBO's Letters from a Killer near Ione, California, when he fell from a horse and hit a tree. Both of his legs were broken, and he suffered four detached tendons in his shoulder. Filming was suspended for two months. The film aired in 1998, and Swayze slowly recovered from his injuries, but he had trouble resuming his career until 2000, when he co-starred in Forever Lulu, with Melanie Griffith.
a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Delta Force Defender (Alaska Force #4) by Megan Crane Delta Force Defender (Alaska Force #4) by Megan Crane 7/4/20 4.5stars (Carradine at hands of brother)
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
The Path To Tame a Wild Heart by Melynda Carlyle The Path To Tame a Wild Heart: A Historical Western Romance Novel by Melynda Carlyle 7/8/20 3stars (Evelyn and Lonnie ride horses (and others) but not for pleasure)
c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi for 34 years from June 12, 1975, until his death, and they had no children, but Lisa had suffered one miscarriage. They met in 1970 when Swayze was 18 years old. Niemi, 14 years old at the time, was taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother. In a 2008 interview, Swayze stated that Niemi was the inspiration for his hit song, "She's Like the Wind".
a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
Etched in Sand A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island by Regina Calcaterra Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island by Regina Calcaterra 7/8/20 5stars (author)
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
Santa Shortbread by P.D. Workman Santa Shortbread (Auntie Clem's Bakery Book 12) by P.D. Workman 7/22/20 3stars (HS students including Harold and Joshua)

9. Swayze entered rehab treatment for alcoholism in the 1990s. After an initial recovery, he temporarily withdrew from show business, retreating to his ranches in California and Las Vegas, New Mexico, to breed Arabian horses. Partrick was an FAA licensed pilot and while flying in his twin-engine Cessna his plane developed a pressurization problem. This caused Swayze to make a precautionary landing on a dirt road in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The plane's right wing struck a light pole, but Swayze was unharmed. It was thought that Swayze was drunk but the real cause was Swayze's physical impairment due to the cumulative effects of carbon monoxide from engine exhaust by-products, carbon monoxide from heavy tobacco use, and the loss of an undetermined amount of cabin pressurization, resulting in hypoxia.
a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.

10.In late December 2007, just after filming the pilot episode for The Beast, Swayze began to suffer a burning feeling in his stomach caused by a blockage of his bile ducts. Three weeks later, in mid-January 2008, he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He traveled to the Stanford University Medical Center for chemotherapy and treatment with the experimental drug vatalanib which doctors hoped would cut off the blood supply to the tumor. Swayze continued to actively pursue his career. Swayze died, with family at his side, on September 14, 2009, at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, CA. Swayze's death occurred 20 months after his cancer diagnosis.
a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
Settling an Old Score by Delores Fossen Settling an Old Score (Longview Ridge Ranch #3) by Delores Fossen 7/18/20 4.5stars (Oscar - lung cancer)
b, Read a book set in California.
A Fool's Gold Wedding by Susan Mallery A Fool's Gold Wedding (Fool's Gold #22) by Susan Mallery 7/21/20 4stars (Fool's Gold, CA)
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.
Romancing Nadine by Amy Lillard Romancing Nadine (Wells Landing #9) by Amy Lillard 7/24/20 4stars (2 and 0; 320 pages)

Info from:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick...


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SANDYE (sandye_c) | 1219 comments A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
Duration: One month from your start date
Date Started: July 1, 2020
Date Completed: July 31, 2020

Tasks Done: 8

Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once
Participation Badge is awarded for this challenge

1. Read the second in a series. -
a.) Brides and Blades (Bakers and Bulldogs 2) by Rosie Sams - 7/4/20

3. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation). -
a.) Apple Die (Apple Orchard 1) by Chelsea Thomas - 7/11/20 - Pg. 57 Vinny was dumb. And greasy.

5. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation). -
a.) Death Comes in Threes (Addie Foster 1) by Kimberley O'Malley - 7/3/20 - MC, Addie, gets blood on her when she falls trying to check on a neighbor she finds laying on his garage floor - Pg. 6 Blood covered her shoes and pants.

6. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly. -
a.) Old Bones (Hetty Fox 3) by Anna Drake - 7/13/20 - Sam Hillman

7. Read a book where a character is injured. -
a.) Seven Years Bad Luck (Morning Valley 1) by Kristy E. Carter - 7/6/20 - MC, Tara falls and gets hurt while trying to save someone from a burning building, stays overnight in the hospital and has to miss work for several days

8. Read a book where the MC has no children. -
a.)Cookies with a Side of Murder (Daley Buzz 5) by Meredith Potts - 7/9/20
b.) Empaths and Paws (Spirits of Tempest 1) by Penny Brooke - 7/22/20

10. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count. -
a.) Chocolate Most Deadly (Sky High Pies 2) by Mary Maxwell - 7/14/20 - 250 pages

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Challenge Rules
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Welcome JoAnne and SANDYE


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Barbara ★ | 2686 comments A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: June 4 - July 3, 2020

READ: 9/5+

✔ 1. Patrick Wayne Swayze
b. Read the second in a series.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones - Seanan McGuire 6/4

✔ 2. Until age 20, Swayze
a. Read a book with a character younger than 20.
A Map of Days - Ransom Riggs (MC is 16) 6/12

✔ 3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City
a. Read a book set in New York City.
Heir of the Dog -Judi McCoy 6/18

✔ 5. Swayze is probably best remembered
a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
The Blacksmith Queen - G.A. Aiken 6/28
(MC is a blacksmith and is always dirty)

✔ 6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found
a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
The Vicious Deep - Zoraida Córdova 6/8

✔ 7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997
a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Healer's Choice - Jory Strong 6/5

✔ 8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan (MC is 13) 6/10

✔ 9. Swayze entered rehab treatment
a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
Sweep of the Blade - Ilona Andrews 6/11

✔ 10. In late December 2007
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count
Drive Me Crazy - Jenna Bayley-Burke (240 pages) 6/17

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2) by Seanan McGuire A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #4) by Ransom Riggs Heir of the Dog (Dog Walker Mysteries, #2) by Judi McCoy The Blacksmith Queen (The Scarred Earth Saga, #1) by G.A. Aiken The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1) by Zoraida Córdova Healer's Choice (Ghostland World, #3) by Jory Strong The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #4) by Ilona Andrews Drive Me Crazy by Jenna Bayley-Burke

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Amanda A | 599 comments Finished

A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: June 3 - July 3


1a. Read a book set in Texas.
The Trustworthy Groom by Cami Checketts 6/8
1b. Read the second in a series.
Forbidden Lust by Karen Booth 6/18

2a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Diamonds by K.A. Linde 6/3

3b. Read a book where a character dances.
All the Way by Kristen Proby 7/2

6b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
Seek by Mia Sheridan 6/4

8a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
Without Merit by Colleen Hoover 6/13
8b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot 6/5
8c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe by Sarah Mlynowski 6/18

10a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley 6/3
10b. Read a book set in California.
Until We Touch by Susan Mallery 6/20


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Congrats Barbara and Amanda A.


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 183 comments A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
Duration: 07/01/2020 - 07/31/2020

1. Read a book set in Texas.

2. Read a book with a character younger than 20.

3. Read a book set in New York City.

4. Read a book about the Civil War.

5. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).

6. Read a book that is a paranormal.

7. Read a book with a character called Melanie.

8. Read a book where the MC has no children.

9. Read a book where a character is a pilot.

10. Read a book set in California.


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Welcome Sallie


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Rina | 1084 comments Finished

A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
Duration: 22.06.2020 - 21.07.2020
Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once
Participation Badge is awarded for this challenge

1. Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, the second child of Patsy Swayze (née Karnes; 1927–2013), and Jesse Wayne Swayze (1925–1982).
a. Read a book set in Texas.
b. Read the second in a series.
c. Read a book with a character called Patrick, Jesse, Wayne or Patsy.

2. Until age 20, Swayze lived in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Houston. During this time, he pursued multiple artistic and athletic skills, such as ice skating, classical ballet, and acting in school plays. He also played football during high school, hoping to receive a football scholarship for college until a knee injury ended his career, and also concurrently practiced martial arts such as Wushu, Taekwondo and Aikido, which he used to channel his "self-deprecating rage.

a Read a book with a character younger than 20.
- Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott, 04.07.2020
- Unearthly, Cynthia Hand, 12.07.2020

b Read a book where a character ice skates or plays football.
c Read a book about an actor.

3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City to complete his formal dance training at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools. Patrick Swayze's first professional appearance was as a dancer for the Disney Theatrical Group in a show called Disney on Parade. He then starred in the role of Danny Zuko in one of the replacement casts for the long-running Broadway production of Grease.

a. Read a book set in New York City.
- The League of Frightened Men, Rex Stout, 17.07.2020

b. Read a book where a character dances.
c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).

4. Swayze became better known to the film industry after appearing in The Outsiders in 1983 as the older brother of C. Thomas Howell and Rob Lowe. The same year, Swayze played a U.S.M.C. trainer in Vietnam rescue film Uncommon Valor with Gene Hackman. The following year, Swayze, Howell, and Howell's friend and fellow The Outsiders actor Darren Dalton reunited in Red Dawn, along with Jennifer Grey, who he would later star with. In 1986, Lowe and Swayze reunited in Youngblood. Swayze's first major dramatic success was in the 1985 television miniseries North and South, set during the American Civil War.

a Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. Swayze is probably best remembered for what was actually a low-budget movie, planned for only a one-week release, after which it was to go to video. Instead, Dirty Dancing propelled him to fame in 1987 playing resort dance instructor Johnny Castle. The story enabled Swayze to dance and romance Grey as well as showcasing his professional dance training. In addition to acting and dancing, Swayze co-composed and sang one of the songs on the soundtrack for Dirty Dancing, "She's Like the Wind". The song became a top-10 hit that has been covered by other artists since.

a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found himself in great demand, and appeared in several films, including Road House in 1989 with Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara and Kelly Lynch. His next big role came when he starred in Ghost (1990) with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. In 1991, he starred alongside Youngblood castmate Keanu Reeves in another major action hit, Point Break, and he was also chosen that year by People magazine as that year's "Sexiest Man Alive".

a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
c. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly.

7. Swayze was seriously injured in May 1997 while filming HBO's Letters from a Killer near Ione, California, when he fell from a horse and hit a tree. Both of his legs were broken, and he suffered four detached tendons in his shoulder. Filming was suspended for two months. The film aired in 1998, and Swayze slowly recovered from his injuries, but he had trouble resuming his career until 2000, when he co-starred in Forever Lulu, with Melanie Griffith.
a. Read a book where a character is injured.
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi for 34 years from June 12, 1975, until his death, and they had no children, but Lisa had suffered one miscarriage. They met in 1970 when Swayze was 18 years old. Niemi, 14 years old at the time, was taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother. In a 2008 interview, Swayze stated that Niemi was the inspiration for his hit song, "She's Like the Wind".
a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.

9. Swayze entered rehab treatment for alcoholism in the 1990s. After an initial recovery, he temporarily withdrew from show business, retreating to his ranches in California and Las Vegas, New Mexico, to breed Arabian horses. Partrick was an FAA licensed pilot and while flying in his twin-engine Cessna his plane developed a pressurization problem. This caused Swayze to make a precautionary landing on a dirt road in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The plane's right wing struck a light pole, but Swayze was unharmed. It was thought that Swayze was drunk but the real cause was Swayze's physical impairment due to the cumulative effects of carbon monoxide from engine exhaust by-products, carbon monoxide from heavy tobacco use, and the loss of an undetermined amount of cabin pressurization, resulting in hypoxia.
a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.

10.In late December 2007, just after filming the pilot episode for The Beast, Swayze began to suffer a burning feeling in his stomach caused by a blockage of his bile ducts. Three weeks later, in mid-January 2008, he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He traveled to the Stanford University Medical Center for chemotherapy and treatment with the experimental drug vatalanib which doctors hoped would cut off the blood supply to the tumor. Swayze continued to actively pursue his career. Swayze died, with family at his side, on September 14, 2009, at the age of 57 in Los Angeles, CA. Swayze's death occurred 20 months after his cancer diagnosis.

a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
b, Read a book set in California.
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Congrats Rina


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Grace Worland | 1182 comments A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: June 3- July 2, 2020
Read: 10
FINISHED

Tasks:
1. Patrick Wayne Swayze
b. Read the second in a series- Thor, Volume 2: Who Holds the Hammer?-Jason Aaron 6/26

2. Until age 20, Swayze
a. Read a book with a character younger than 20- Giant Days, Vol. 4-John Allison 6/4

3. In 1972, Patrick moved to New York City
a. Read a book set in New York City- French Kiss-James Patterson 6/13

5. Swayze is probably best remembered
a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation)- Red Hood-Elana K. Arnold 6/2

6. After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found
a. Read a book that is a paranormal- Growling For Mine-Alexa Riley 6/22

8. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi
a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it- Cold Sacrifice-Leigh Russell 6/25- 2013
b. Read a book where the MC has no children- Fairy Tail: City Hero, Vol. 1-Ushio Ando 6/10
c. Read a book with a teenager in it- Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vol. 03-Miki Yoshikawa 6/10

10. In late December 2007
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count- The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1-Cassandra Clare 6/16- pg. 210


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Congrats Grace


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Kendra | 1105 comments Completion Post:

A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
Duration: July 1st, 2020 to July 31st, 2020

Read: 20


1. a. Read a book set in Texas.
b. Read the second in a series.
Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling - July 3rd
c. Read a book with a character called Patrick, Jesse, Wayne or Patsy.

2. a. Read a book with a character younger than 20.
Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli - July 4th
b. Read a book where a character ice skates or plays football.
Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson - July 22nd
Hockey
c. Read a book about an actor.

3. a. Read a book set in New York City.
Valiant by Holly Black - July 26th
b. Read a book where a character dances.
The Wicked King by Holly Black - July 22nd
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black - July 23rd
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik - July 31st
c. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation).

4. a. Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b. Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black - July 20th
b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London - July 26th
c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6. a. Read a book that is a paranormal.
Wolf's Bane by Kelley Armstrong - July 13th
Wolf's Curse by Kelley Armstrong - July 14th
b. Read a book with a "sexy man" in it. (Your Interpretation).
c. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly.
Otherland Volume Three: Mountain of Black Glass by Tad Williams - July 19th
Sam
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black - July 24th
Ben

7. a. Read a book where a character is injured.
Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris - July 8th
Tithe by Holly Black - July 25th
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.

8. a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
Ironside by Holly Black - July 28th
Apr. 24th, 2007
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.
Take Us To Your Chief And Other Stories by Drew Hayden Taylor - July 2nd
The story Mr. Gizmo MC is a 17 year old.

9. a. Read a book where a character is a pilot.
Up and Down by Terry Fallis - July 7th
b. Read a book where a character breeds horses.
c. Read a book where the MC smokes.
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire - July 12th

10. a. Read a book that has a character with cancer.
The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara - July 10th
b. Read a book set in California.
c. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count.


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Congrats Kendra


message 46: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1155 comments Finished on post #32
Read 17 books!


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Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 327 comments A Tribute to Patrick Swayze (CCC)
Duration: One month from your start date 8/5/20-
Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once
Participation Badge is awarded for this challenge
6/10

1. a. Read a book set in Texas. Home for Erring and Outcast Girls Julie Kibler 8/29/20 ***

2. a Read a book with a character younger than 20. Coble Twilight at Blueberry Barrens Colleen Coble 8/10/20 ***

3 b. Read a book where a character dances. Richard in Bound for Murder Victoria Gilbert 8/15/20 ***

4. a Read a book that was published in the 1980s.
b Read a book about the Civil War.
c. Read a book set in Vietnam.

5. a. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation).
b. Read a book with a character called Johnny.
c. Read a book about a songwriter.

6. c. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly. Golden Poppies Laila Ibrahim 8/5/20 ****

7.a. Read a book where a character is injured.
b. Read a book where a character goes riding.
c. Read a book with a character called Melanie.

8. a. Read a book with a publication date with a 3 or 4 in it.
b. Read a book where the MC has no children.
c. Read a book with a teenager in it.

9. a. Read a book where a character is a pilot. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Mary L. Trump 8/22/20 *** Fred Trump was a pilot.

10.a. Read a book that has a character with cancer. Alice DeLuca in A Year of Extraordinary Moments Bette Lee Crosby 8/7/20 *****


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Kathryn wrote: "I just loved Patrick Swayze.!

A Triburte to Patrick Swayze
Duration: One month from your start date
Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once
Participation Badge is awa..."

Me to Kathryn.


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Genevieve Bomes | 4563 comments Mod
Welcome Kathryn Congrats JoAnne


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SANDYE (sandye_c) | 1219 comments Challenge Completed - July 31, 2020
Final Post! Goal Reached!

A Tribute to Patrick Swayze
Duration: One month from your start date
Date Started: July 1, 2020
Date Completed: July 31, 2020

Tasks Done: 8

Choose as many tasks as you wish and tasks can be used more than once
Participation Badge is awarded for this challenge

1. Read the second in a series. -
a.) Brides and Blades (Bakers and Bulldogs 2) by Rosie Sams - 7/4/20

3. Read a book with a "greasy" character (your interpretation). -
a.) Apple Die (Apple Orchard 1) by Chelsea Thomas - 7/11/20 - Pg. 57 Vinny was dumb. And greasy.

5. Read a book where a character "gets dirty" (Your interpretation). -
a.) Death Comes in Threes (Addie Foster 1) by Kimberley O'Malley - 7/3/20 - MC, Addie, gets blood on her when she falls trying to check on a neighbor she finds laying on his garage floor - Pg. 6 Blood covered her shoes and pants.

6. Read a book with character called Sam, Ben or Kelly. -
a.) Old Bones (Hetty Fox 3) by Anna Drake - 7/13/20 - Sam Hillman

7. Read a book where a character is injured. -
a.) Seven Years Bad Luck (Morning Valley 1) by Kristy E. Carter - 7/6/20 - MC, Tara falls and gets hurt while trying to save someone from a burning building, stays overnight in the hospital and has to miss work for several days

8. Read a book where the MC has no children. -
a.)Cookies with a Side of Murder (Daley Buzz 5) by Meredith Potts - 7/9/20
b.) Empaths and Paws (Spirits of Tempest 1) by Penny Brooke - 7/22/20

10. Read a book with 2 and 0 in the page count. -
a.) Chocolate Most Deadly (Sky High Pies 2) by Mary Maxwell - 7/14/20 - 250 pages

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Challenge Rules
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.


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