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message 1: by JoAnne (last edited Aug 27, 2020 12:39PM) (new)

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Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Tasks:


1. The U.S. Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where George Washington received his commission as Commander of the Continental Army. Now called Independence Hall, the building still stands today on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, directly across from the National Constitution Center.
📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania OR where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.

2. Written in 1787, the Constitution was signed on September 17th. But it wasn’t until 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states.
📜 Read a book published in September OR a Series/TBR# 17.

3. Of the fifty-five delegates who attended the convention 34 were lawyers, 8 had signed the Declaration of Independence, and almost half were Revolutionary War veterans. The remaining members were planters, educators, ministers, physicians, financiers, judges and merchants. About a quarter of them were large land owners and all of them held some type of public office (39 were former Congressmen and 8 were present or past governors).
📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation.

4. The U.S. Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.
📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded.

5. Some of the original framers and many delegates in the state ratifying conventions were very troubled that the original Constitution lacked a description of individual rights. In 1791, Americans added a list of rights to the Constitution. The first ten amendments became known as The Bill of Rights.
📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.

6. Of the 55 delegates attending the Constitutional Convention, 39 signed and 3 delegates dissented. Two of America’s “founding fathers” didn’t sign the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson was representing his country in France and John Adams was doing the same in Great Britain.
📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).

7. Rhode Island was the only state not to send delegates to Philadelphia in 1787. At that time the state legislature was controlled by the agrarian party and was fearful that a stronger central government would demand that debts be paid in specie (hard money). It was the last state to ratify the Constitution on May 29, 1790 (over a year after President George Washington's inauguration) by a vote of 34-32.
📜 Read a book set in Rhode Island OR published in May (of any year).

8. Established on November 26, 1789, the first national “Thanksgiving Day” was originally created by George Washington as a way of “giving thanks” for the Constitution.
📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.

9. The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. Of the written national constitutions, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest.
📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time OR a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time.

10. At 81, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention and at 26, Jonathon Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest.
📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.

11. At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin observed the symbol of a half-sun on George Washington's chair and remarked, "I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun."
📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.

12. From 1804 to 1865 there were no amendments added to the Constitution until the end of the Civil War when the Thirteenth amendment was added that abolished slavery. This was the longest period in American history in which there were no changes to our Constitution.
📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author OR a book where someone gains their freedom.

13. The original Constitution is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, it was moved to Fort Knox for safekeeping.
📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover OR where an item is kept away for safekeeping.

14. More than 11,000 amendments have been introduced in Congress. Thirty three have gone to the states to be ratified and twenty seven have received the necessary approval from the states to actually become amendments to the Constitution.
📜 Read a book with a number in the title.

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.




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Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
15/15

Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.

The Far End of Happy Kathryn Craft 9/3/20

2. 📜 Read a book published in September.
Sept. 1, 2020 Jordan Lori Foster 10/9/20

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above).
Congressman Hello, Summer Mary Kay Andrews 9/18/20

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret.
The Summer Deal Jill Shalvis 9/7/20

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
Unbind Sarah Michelle Lynch 9/2/20

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
The Fifth Avenue Story Society Rachel Hauck 9/16/20

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year).
May 2020 On Ocean Boulevard Mary Alice Monroe 9/5/20

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something.
Welcome to Moonlight Harbor Sheila Roberts 9/10/20

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time.
Sushi for Beginners Marian Keyes 9/13/20

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
The Girl in the Green Raincoat Laura Lippman 9/8/20

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.
Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr Sunrise on Half Moon Bay Robyn Carr 10/7/20

12. 📜 Read a book where someone gains their freedom.
The Dream Daughter Diane Chamberlain 9/10/20

13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
Breakwater Bay Shelley Noble 9/22/20

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
28 Summers Elin Hilderbrand 9/6/20

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
New Jersey David Brearly (1745-1790) The Fix David Baldacci 10/8/20


message 4: by Frankie (last edited Feb 22, 2021 08:12PM) (new)

Frankie Johnson | 1897 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

15/15 Completed. Finish!!

Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
Blood & Bones: Trip-Jeanne St. James 2/22/21

2. 📜 Read a book published in September.
Until the Last Breath-Shanora Williams 10/29/20

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation.
(Lawyer)
Confess-A. Zavarelli 11/02/20

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret.
Fury-Cat Porter 1/29/21

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
R.S. Grey-Behind His Lens 9/05/20

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
Desperate to Touch-W. Winters 9/04/20

7. 📜 Read a book set in Rhode Island.
Ready for Love-Marie Force 12/01/20

8. 📜 Read a book where someone celebrates Thanksgiving Day.
A Thanksgiving Dilemma: A BWWM Romance-Rose Francis 10/06/20

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time.
Gun Shy-Lili St. Germain 11/05/20

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
Love Unexpected-Q.B. Tyler 2/07/21

11. 📜 Read a book with SUN in the title.
A Place in the Sun-R.S. Grey 10/24/20

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American author.
Brittainy C. Cherry-Disgrace 1/28/21

13. 📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover.
Ruthless Princess-Rachel Van Dyken 9/24/20

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
Nineteen Minutes-Jodi Picoult 9/08/20

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
(Ruchard Bassett)
R.C. Boldt-Hell Hath No Fury 2/17/21
Blood & Bones Trip (Blood Fury MC, #1) by Jeanne St. James Until the Last Breath by Shanora Williams Confess (Sin City Salvation, #1) by A. Zavarelli Fury by Cat Porter Behind His Lens by R.S. Grey Desperate to Touch (Hard to Love #2) by W. Winters Ready for Love (Gansett Island, #3) by Marie Force A Thanksgiving Dilemma (Holiday Hunks, #3) by Rose Francis Gun Shy by Lili St. Germain Love Unexpected by Q.B. Tyler A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry Ruthless Princess (Mafia Royals, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult Hell Hath No Fury by R.C. Boldt


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Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 930 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
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Tasks:

1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania OR where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.

2. 📜 Read a book published in September - Pub Sept, 2017 - The Summer That Made Us Robyn Carr - 9/11

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation. - Lawyer - Tempting Fate Nora Roberts - 9/6

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret - Midnight Promises Sherryl Woods - 9/22

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS. - Recovery L.B. Simmons - 9/3

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count). - Running on Empty L.B. Simmons - 9/3

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year) - Pub May, 2012 - Vacation Interrupted Allison Brennan - 10/10

8. 📜 Read a book where someone celebrates Thanksgiving Day. - Special Delivery Lauren Blakely - 9/14

9. 📜 Read a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time. - 8/30/20 - White Knight Meghan March - 9/2

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character. - Obsession in Death J.D. Robb - 9/15

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title. - The Hard Truth About Sunshine by Sawyer Bennett Sawyer Bennett - 10/8

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author - Brotherhood in Death J.D. Robb - 10/27

13. 📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover OR where an item is kept away for safekeeping.

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title. - El Diablo II M. Robinson - 9/20

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.


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Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
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Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania OR where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.

2. 📜 Read a book published in September OR a Series/TBR# 17.

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation.

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded.

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).

7. 📜 Read a book set in Rhode Island OR published in May (of any year).

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time OR a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time.

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author OR a book where someone gains their freedom.

13. 📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover OR where an item is kept away for safekeeping.

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.


message 8: by Grace (last edited Jan 18, 2021 02:31AM) (new)

Grace Worland | 1160 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
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Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania- The Low, Low Woods-Carmen Maria Machado 11/25

2. 📜 Read a book published in September- Case Closed, Vol. 7-Gosho Aoyama 9/24

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation- Assassination Classroom, Vol. 7-Yūsei Matsui 1/6/21 (Educator)

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-Ian Fleming 9/9

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS- Ibitsu-Haruto Ryo 10/9

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count)- After Hours-L.J. Smith 9/2

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year)- Redlands, Vol. 2: Water on the Fire-Jordie Bellaire 10/3

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something- Assassination Classroom, Vol. 6-Yūsei Matsui 10/23

9. 📜 Read a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time- The Prince of Tennis, Volume 4: The Black Unit-Takeshi Konomi 9/8

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character- Until Midnight: Happily Ever Alpha World-Gwendolyn Grace 9/3

11. 📜 Read a book with SUN in the title- Fathom vol 1: Blue Sun-Michael Layne Turner 12/31

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author- A Crowded Loneliness-R.H. Sin 11/3

13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone-J.K. Rowling 9/11

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title- Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 2: Y2K-O!-Carly Usdin 9/3

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution- The Ice Monster-David Walliams 12/7 (David Brearly)


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Kellene | 464 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
9/1/20-2/28/21
15/15

Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book where something important is signed. Tell us what that is. Lethal Letters Ellery Adams 12/23/20 Nathaniel Drummond's signature is forged on a will by his wife prior to his death.

2. 📜 Read a book that is a Series/TBR# 17. Provence to Die for Jessica Fletcher 9/26/20. Murder She Wrote #17

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation. If the Shoe Kills Lynn Cahoon 9/12/20. Jill Gardner is a merchant

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret. The Quick and the Thread Amanda Lee 9/12/20 (view spoiler)

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS. Espressos, Eggnogs, and Evil Exes Harper Lin 9/3/20

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count). The Diva Runs Out of Thyme Krista Davis 10/21/20

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year). Marshmallow Malice Amanda Flower 9/7/20 published 5/26/20

8. 📜 Read a book where someone celebrates Thanksgiving Day. Frozen Stiff Annelise Ryan 9/13/20

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time. Dead Wrong Leighann Dobbs 9/9/20. added 12/30/15

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character. Bewitched and Betrothed Juliet Blackwell 10/2/20 Lily's grandmother and the other coven members are older, Selena is a teenager

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover A Caribbean Mystery Agatha Christie 1/5/21

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author Pleating for Mercy Melissa Bourbon. 9/20/20. Madelyn Brighton is African- American

13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping. Dead & Buried Leighann Dobbs 9/17/20 The items in each chest are kept away and hidden so no one can find them.

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title. Six Cats a Slayin' Miranda James 11/19/20

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Charles M. Schulz 10/31/20. (Charles Pinkney)


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Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Tasks:

1. The U.S. Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where George Washington received his commission as Commander of the Continental Army. Now called Independence Hall, the building still stands today on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, directly across from the National Constitution Center.
📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania OR where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.

2. Written in 1787, the Constitution was signed on September 17th. But it wasn’t until 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states.
📜 Read a book published in September OR a Series/TBR# 17.

3. Of the fifty-five delegates who attended the convention 34 were lawyers, 8 had signed the Declaration of Independence, and almost half were Revolutionary War veterans. The remaining members were planters, educators, ministers, physicians, financiers, judges and merchants. About a quarter of them were large land owners and all of them held some type of public office (39 were former Congressmen and 8 were present or past governors).
📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation.

4. The U.S. Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.
📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded.

5. Some of the original framers and many delegates in the state ratifying conventions were very troubled that the original Constitution lacked a description of individual rights. In 1791, Americans added a list of rights to the Constitution. The first ten amendments became known as The Bill of Rights.
📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.

6. Of the 55 delegates attending the Constitutional Convention, 39 signed and 3 delegates dissented. Two of America’s “founding fathers” didn’t sign the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson was representing his country in France and John Adams was doing the same in Great Britain.
📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).

7. Rhode Island was the only state not to send delegates to Philadelphia in 1787. At that time the state legislature was controlled by the agrarian party and was fearful that a stronger central government would demand that debts be paid in specie (hard money). It was the last state to ratify the Constitution on May 29, 1790 (over a year after President George Washington's inauguration) by a vote of 34-32.
📜 Read a book set in Rhode Island OR published in May (of any year).

8. Established on November 26, 1789, the first national “Thanksgiving Day” was originally created by George Washington as a way of “giving thanks” for the Constitution.
📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.

9. The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. Of the written national constitutions, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest.
📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time OR a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time.

10. At 81, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention and at 26, Jonathon Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest.
📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.

11. At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin observed the symbol of a half-sun on George Washington's chair and remarked, "I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun."
📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.

12. From 1804 to 1865 there were no amendments added to the Constitution until the end of the Civil War when the Thirteenth amendment was added that abolished slavery. This was the longest period in American history in which there were no changes to our Constitution.
📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author OR a book where someone gains their freedom.

13. The original Constitution is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, it was moved to Fort Knox for safekeeping.
📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover OR where an item is kept away for safekeeping.

14. More than 11,000 amendments have been introduced in Congress. Thirty three have gone to the states to be ratified and twenty seven have received the necessary approval from the states to actually become amendments to the Constitution.
📜 Read a book with a number in the title.

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.


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Anne | 856 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - December 16, 2020
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COMPLETED

Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.
Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna 10/22/2020

2. 📜 Read a book published in September.
Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig 9/15/2020

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation.
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes 9/8/2020
The Duke and Duchess are financiers, paying for Charles Pope's planned business to investigate cotton in India.

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded.
Double Shot by Diane Mott Davidson 9/13/2020
Secret item (spoilery) in a safe deposit box for safe keeping.

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
You've Been Volunteered: A Class Mom Novel by Laurie Gelman 9/4/2020

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis 9/18/2020

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year).
Summer Darlings by Brooke Lea Foster 9/9/2020
May 1, 2020

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.
One for the Books by Jenn McKinlay 10/6/2020
Lindsay is thankful for surviving a particular boat ride.

9. 📜 Read a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time.
Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard 9/27/2020
Picked up on Hoopla and tossed on to-read then.

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
The Sleeping Beauty Killer by Mary Higgins Clark 9/20/2020 Timmy is 9 and Laurie's dad is in his 70s.

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover.
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman 12/16/2020
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author OR a book where someone gains their freedom.
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippmann 9/15/2020
Cleo & her family, as well as Ezekiel and his are African American.

13. 📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover OR where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
The Runaway by Hollie Overton 9/23/2020
Aidan keeps his mother's damning correspondence with the arsonist safe in his school locker.

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
One Taste Too Many by Debra Goldstein 9/4/2020

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
The First Lady by James Patterson 10/1/2020


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Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Tasks:

1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania
Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches by Karen Rose Smith 12/202/2020

2. 📜 Read a book that is a Series# 17.
Christmas Cookies and Criminals by Cindy Bell 12/03/2020

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation. Lawyer
I Know This to Be True: Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Ruth Bader Ginsburg 12/23/2020

4. The U.S. Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.
📜 Read a book where someone is guarded. Chad and Hadcho are guarded after being shot.
Shotgun, Wedding, Bells by Joanna Campbell Slan 1/31/2021

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
Uncorked by Lois Greiman 12/19/2020

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
Avalon High by Meg Cabot 12/26/2020

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year). Published May 8th 2012
When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Díaz 12/15/2020

8.📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something. Peter is thankful that he finds love and is no longer a suspect in the theft of a sculpture.
Don't Look Back by Josh Lanyon 1/25/2021

9.📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time.
Money Can Be Deadly by Cindy Bell 2/15/2021

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot 1/20/2021

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover.
Starboard Secrets (Cruise Ship Mysteries #1) by Hope Callaghan by Hope Callaghan 12/8/2020

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author.
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia 09/14/2020
13. 📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover. Bread is displayed in shop window
Kneaded to Death (A Bread Shop Mystery #1) by Winnie Archer by Winnie Archer 12/6/2020

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich 12/15/2020

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 12/20/2020


message 13: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 41686 comments Mod
Welcome Karen, Grace, Kellene, Emeli, Anne and Genevieve!!


message 14: by Tari (last edited Feb 15, 2021 09:11AM) (new)

Tari (thann) | 1356 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

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Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania OR where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.
A witness statement for the police-Doggone Murder Nancy Smith Gibson 9/6/2020

2. 📜 Read a book published in September OR a Series/TBR# 17.
Sept. 6. 2011-Button Holed Kylie Logan 9/1/20

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation.
Sarah Shore is a teacher (educator)-Fear at the Ferris Wheel Mel McCoy 9/4/20

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded.
Murder Just Isn't Faire Thea Cambert 9/7/20

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
EB-Murder in the Bayou Boneyard Ellen Byron 9/17/20

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
RTS-Return to Sender Tonya Kappes 9/26/20

7. 📜 Read a book set in Rhode Island OR published in May (of any year).
May 2019-Hitches, Hideouts & Homicides Tonya Kappes 9/15/20

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.
Murder Rings a Bell Thea Cambert 9/10/20

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time OR a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time.
Chili Cauldron Curse Lynn Cahoon 9/2/20

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
Beatrice and her daughter Piper-Quilt or Innocence Elizabeth Spann Craig 9/5/20

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.
Assailants, Asphalt & Alibis (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #8) by Tonya Kappes Tonya Kappes 9/16/20

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author OR a book where someone gains their freedom.
Bichon Frise Near the Body Kyla Colby 9/14/20

13. 📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover OR where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
Quilt on display on the kitchen table Murder Most Sweet (A Bookish Baker Mystery #1) by Laura Jensen Walker Laura Jensen Walker 9/12/20

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
Seven-Seven Lives to Kill K.M. Waller 9/3/20

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
Alexander (Alex)-Death by Pumpkin Spice Alex Erickson 2/15/21


message 15: by Sandra (last edited Oct 22, 2020 07:27PM) (new)

Sandra | 1009 comments I'M IN!
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Tasks:
1. 📜 something important is signed
Inside Out - Demi Moore (Divorce Papers) - 2 OCT
Inside Out by Demi Moore

2. 📜 Series 17.
The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk - Carolyn Keene - 10 SEPT
The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #17) by Carolyn Keene

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above).
The Partner - John Grisham (Lawyer) - 21 OCT
The Partner by John Grisham

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret
Absolute Power - David Baldacci - 6 SEPT
Absolute Power by David Baldacci

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
Dark Falls - Lori Ryan - 14 SEPT
Dark Falls (Dark Falls, #1) by Lori Ryan

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
I Am Ozzy - Ozzy Osbourne - 5 SEPT
I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne

7. 📜 published in May (of any year).
Inferno - Dan Brown (2013) - 3 OCT
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.
Pecan Pie Predicament - Addison Moore - 19 OCT
Pecan Pie Predicament (Murder in the Mix #27) by Addison Moore

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time
Only Fools and Stories: From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost - David Jason - 3 SEPT
Only Fools and Stories From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost by David Jason

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
Pegasus - Danielle Steel - 15 SEPT
Pegasus by Danielle Steel

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover
When You Kiss Me - Bella Andre - 29 SEPT
When You Kiss Me (Maine Sullivans, #3; The Sullivans, #21) by Bella Andre

12. 📜 someone gains their freedom.
Black Out - A.A. Dark - 8 SEPT
Black Out (24690 #3) by A.A. Dark

13. 📜 an item is kept away for safekeeping.
The Clue in the Crumbling Wall - Carolyn Keene - 2 OCT
The Clue in the Crumbling Wall (Nancy Drew, #22) by Carolyn Keene

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
27001 - A.A. Dark - 4 SEPT
27001 (Welcome to Whitlock #1) by A.A. Dark

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
Confessions of a Murder Suspect - James Patterson (James McHenry) - 29 SEPT
Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions, #1) by James Patterson


message 16: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 41686 comments Mod
Welcome Tari and Sandra!


message 17: by Carolyn (last edited Jan 01, 2021 03:57PM) (new)

Carolyn | 393 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
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Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania The Fallen by David Baldacci read 12/16/20
set in Barronville, PA
where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman read 9/19/20 They had to sign the truce and the treaty that finally ended the war

2. 📜 Read a book published in September The Wolfe Widow by Victoria Abbott read 10/3/20 pub 9/1/2014
a Series/TBR# 17. Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich read 12/23/20 Stephanie Plum #17

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation. (lawyers, ministers, physicians, financiers, judges and merchants, war vets, polititians) Mademoiselle Boleyn by Robin Maxwell read 9/3/20 The court physicians

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family by Hadley Freeman read 9/10/20 members of the Glass family hide in secret in Paris during the WWII occupation to avoid being arrested as Jews
where something/someone is guarded. The Christie Curse by Victoria Abbott read 9/9/20 Jordan goes to the hospital to guard Karen so she is not attacked

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS. The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel by Georgie Blalock read 9/8/20

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count). The Sayers Swindle by Victoria Abbott read 9/9/20

7. 📜 Read a book set in Rhode Island For Honor by Jeannette Winters read 9/23/20
published in May (of any year). Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs read 10/2/20 pub 5/18/1999

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something Train to Trieste by Domnica Radulescu read 9/22/20 Page 45 … Thank God!" my mother says, rushing to …
celebrates Thanksgiving Day. Shooting Gallery by Hailey Lind read 9/16/20 Page 335 …home to Asco for a delayed Thanksgiving …

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry read 9/3/20 TBR #22 added 3/21/14
a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time. Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel read 9/11/20 Added 6/12/20

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character. Little Gods by Meng Jin read 9/1/20 Zhu Wen is an old lady and Liya is only 17

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover Lunar Discovery: Let the Space Race Begin by Salvador Mercer read 9/23/20 Lunar Discovery Let the Space Race Begin (Discovery Series Book 1) by Salvador Mercer
SUN in the title. Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraser read 12/27/20

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles read 9/2/20 both author and most of the characters
a book where someone gains their freedom. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman read 9/8/20 (view spoiler)

13. 📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover Venus in Copper by Lindsey Davis read 10/30/20 Venus in Copper (Marcus Didius Falco, #3) by Lindsey Davis
where an item is kept away for safekeeping. Destiny's a Witch by Lucy May read 9/7/20 The locket is hidden away with only 2 people knowing where it is after it is attacked

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title. The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold read 9/6/20

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution. (William S. Johnson, Roger Sherman, Richard Bassett, Gunning Bedford, Jacob Broom, John Dickinson, George Read, Abraham Baldwin, William Few, Daniel Carroll , Daniel Jenifer, James McHenry, Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King, Nicholas Gilman, John Langdon, David Brearly, Jonathan Dayton, William Livingston, William Paterson, Alexander Hamilton, William Blount, Richard D. Spaight, Hugh Williamson, George Clymer, Thomas Fitzsimons, Benjamin Franklin, Jared Ingersoll, Thomas Mifflin, Gouverneur Morris, Robert Morris, James Wilson, Pierce Butler, Charles Pinckney , Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Rutledge, John Blair, James Madison , George Washington Seven Days of Friday by Alex A. King read 9/6/20


message 18: by JoAnne (new)

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Welcome Carolyn!


message 19: by Chelsea (last edited Feb 26, 2021 08:55PM) (new)

Chelsea Jones (chelspels) | 738 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
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Tasks:
✔1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania. Cookies and Scream - CeeCee James 10/6/20

✔2. 📜 Read a TBR# 17. The Boylan House - Ron Ripley 1/5/21

✔3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation. Waffles and Weekends - Leena Clover 9/22/20 {Lawyer}

✔4. 📜 Read a book where someone is guarded. Tall, Dark and Cowboy - Joanne Kennedy 9/3/20 {Chase keeps Lacey safe from Wade}

✔5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS. Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It - Gary Taubes 9/9/20

✔6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count). Death's Hand - S.M. Reine 9/14/20

✔7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year). The Outsider - Stephen King 10/4/20 {May 22, 2018}

✔8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something. Switching Hour - Robyn Peterman 10/7/20

✔9. 📜 Read a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time. The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot 9/12/20

✔10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character. Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple 9/16/20

✔11. 📜 Read a book with SUN in the title. Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan - Bill O'Reilly 2/25/21

✔12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author. A Darkness More Than Night - Michael Connelly 9/12/20

✔13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping. The Darkest Gate - S.M. Reine 9/21/20

✔14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title. Five Days in November - Clint Hill 10/2/20

✔15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution. Let Me In - John Ajvide Lindqvist 1/14/21


message 20: by SANDYE (last edited Feb 27, 2021 06:53AM) (new)

SANDYE (sandye_c) | 1217 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
Date Started: September 1, 2020
Date Completed: February 27, 2021

Tasks:

1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania - Foliage and Fatality (Mystery Sisters 2) by Karen Musser Nortman - 10/3/20 - set in Burnsville, PA

2. 📜 Read a book published in September - Murder Comes South by Lila Beckham - 9/11/20 - Published September 23, 2018

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates Tell us the occupation. - Dead Wrong (Blackmoore Sisters 1) by Leighann Dobbs - 9/28/20 - Delphine Jones is an attorney the sisters hire to help clear MC of a potential murder charge

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded. - Grilled Cheese Murder (Darling Deli 4) by Patti Benning - 9/3/20 - A note is secretly hidden inside the battery panel of a wall clock

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS. - The American Indian Wars: Explore the Conflict and Tragedy from Beginning to End by Brent Schulte - 10/31/20

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count). - Illusive Storm: A Murder Mystery Suspense Thriller by Lily Campbell - 9/23/20

7. 📜 Read a book set in Rhode Island OR published in May (of any year). - Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (Cape Bay Cafe 1) by Harper Lin - 1/18/21 - Published May 25, 2015

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something . - Chicken Pesto Murder (Darling Deli 5) by Patti Benning - 9/30/20 - Pg. 5 "Thanks for your support. I'm going to miss him."

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time - The Female Correspondent by E.A. Deverell - 10/12/20 - added to TBR shelf on July 16, 2018

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character. - Lemon Bars & Murder (Sweet Treats 3) by Lori Woods - 10/6/20 - Cas is in her 60s and twins Braxton & Bonnie are teens still in high school

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author - Aching for Home (Aching Series 1) by A.C. Nixon - 9/11/20 - both the author and female MC are African-American

13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping. - Pineapple Upside Down Murder (Cast Iron Skillet 1) by Jodi Rath - 10/5/20 - a decorative box with several secret family recipes was hidden behind a false tile in the kitchen wall

14. 📜 Read a book with a number in the title. - Nine Lives by Gary Kittle - 9/29/20

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution. - Norbert (Norbert the Horse 1) by James Sutherland - 2/23/21 - James McHenry (MD), James Wilson (PA), James Madison (VA)

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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.


message 21: by Melissa (ladybug) (last edited Dec 08, 2020 09:12AM) (new)

Melissa (ladybug) | 219 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
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Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book where something important is signed
MC signs a partnership contract with her mother-in-law for a tea shop
Yule Be Dead - Lorraine Bartlett 9/18/20

2. 📜 Read a book published in September 9/3/16
Tales of the Peculiar - Ransom Riggs 9/10/20

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation. Dante's Mother is a lawyer
Black Brother, Black Brother - Jewell Parker Rhodes 9/4/20

4. 📜 Read a book where something/someone is guarded.
Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo 9/9/20

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
Murder Ink - Lorraine Bartlett 9/12/20

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
The Class - Frances O'Roark Dowell 9/18/20

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year). Pub: May 21, 2007
The Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt 9/15/20

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something
His Promise - Shelley Shepard Gray 9/1/20

9. 📜 Read a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time. (July 8, 2020)
Look Both Ways - Jason Reynolds 9/7/20

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
My Bad Grandad - A.W. Hartoin 9/6/20

11. 📜 Read a book with SUN in the title.
Race to the Sun - Rebecca Roanhorse 11/2/20

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author
Piecing Me Together - Renée Watson 9/3/20

13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
Piccadilly Jim - P.G. Wodehouse 9/24/20

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder - Nie Jun 12/3/20

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
(first) - Alexander Hamilton
Boners: Seriously Misguided Facts - Alexander Abingdon 9/21/20


message 22: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 41686 comments Mod
Welcome Chelsea, SANDYE and Melissa!


message 23: by Agnieszka (last edited Nov 21, 2020 11:07AM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 566 comments I'm in!

Fascinating Fun Facts About ... the U.S. Constitution
Duration:
9/1/20 - 2/28/21
Completed: 16/15+
no page minimum, re-reads are ok, 50+% read after 9/1, re-post when finished

✓ 1. The U.S. Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where George Washington received his commission as Commander of the Continental Army. Now called Independence Hall, the building still stands today on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, directly across from the National Constitution Center.
Read a book where something important is signed. Forever Concealed by Kathleen Brooks 5* 10/18 - a peace treaty

✓ 2. Written in 1787, the Constitution was signed on September 17th. But it wasn’t until 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states.
Read a a Series # 17. Bullets and Beads by Jana Deleon 5* 9/18/20 (322) Miss Fortune #17

✓ 3. Of the fifty-five delegates who attended the convention 34 were lawyers, 8 had signed the Declaration of Independence, and almost half were Revolutionary War veterans. The remaining members were planters, educators, ministers, physicians, financiers, judges and merchants. About a quarter of them were large land owners and all of them held some type of public office (39 were former Congressmen and 8 were present or past governors).
Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates. Secrets Collide by Kathleen Brooks 5* 9/22 - male MC is farmer and inventor of agrarcultural robots, female MC is a paralegal in a law office

✓ 4. The U.S. Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.
Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded. Final Vow by Kathleen Brooks 5* 9/23 - a conspiracy to overthrow the throne of Rahmi (a small fictional island country in the Middle East near Saudi Arabia) & the MC is head of security for the royal family in the US (guards the security of his best friend and prince of Rahmi)

✓ 5. Some of the original framers and many delegates in the state ratifying conventions were very troubled that the original Constitution lacked a description of individual rights. In 1791, Americans added a list of rights to the Constitution. The first ten amendments became known as The Bill of Rights.
Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS. Farm Girl: Rural Life Humor from a Farmer's Daughter by Shanna Hatfield 3* 10/12 - tHe bill of rightS

✓ 6. Of the 55 delegates attending the Constitutional Convention, 39 signed and 3 delegates dissented. Two of America’s “founding fathers” didn’t sign the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson was representing his country in France and John Adams was doing the same in Great Britain.
Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution". Once Upon a Cowboy by Lacy Williams book 2 in You Don't Have to Be a Star / Once Upon a Cowboy 4* 9/1 fOUnding fAthers Constitution

✓ 7. Rhode Island was the only state not to send delegates to Philadelphia in 1787. At that time the state legislature was controlled by the agrarian party and was fearful that a stronger central government would demand that debts be paid in specie (hard money). It was the last state to ratify the Constitution on May 29, 1790 (over a year after President George Washington's inauguration) by a vote of 34-32.
Read a book published in May. Relentless Pursuit by Kathleen Brooks 4* 9/20 - published 5/20/13

✓ 8. Established on November 26, 1789, the first national “Thanksgiving Day” was originally created by George Washington as a way of “giving thanks” for the Constitution.
Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day. Cajun Fried Felony by Jana Deleon 5* 9/14 - both

✓✓ 9. The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. Of the written national constitutions, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest.
Read a book a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time. Gators and Garters by Jana Deleon 4* 9/20 - two weeks
Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time Hiob=Job by Joseph Roth 3* 10/22 - I bought this book summer 1998

✓ 10. At 81, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention and at 26, Jonathon Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest.
Read a book with an older character and a younger character. Yankee Earl by Shirl Henke 5* 9/25 - the MC and his grandfather

✓ 11. At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin observed the symbol of a half-sun on George Washington's chair and remarked, "I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun."
Read a book with the sun on the cover. Breaking His Code (Away From Keyboard, #1) by Patricia D. Eddy Breaking His Code by Patricia D. Eddy 5* 9/27

✓ 12. From 1804 to 1865 there were no amendments added to the Constitution until the end of the Civil War when the Thirteenth amendment was added that abolished slavery. This was the longest period in American history in which there were no changes to our Constitution.
Read a book with an African-American character or author. Forever Driven by Kathleen Brooks 5* 10/14 - DeAndre & Aniyah are African-American

✓ 13. The original Constitution is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, it was moved to Fort Knox for safekeeping.
Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping. Texas Hold 'Em by Christie Craig 4* 9/11 - the MC's late mother's best friend kept a box for the MC to give her after her mother's death

✓ 14. More than 11,000 amendments have been introduced in Congress. Thirty three have gone to the states to be ratified and twenty seven have received the necessary approval from the states to actually become amendments to the Constitution.
Read a book with a number in the title. 99 gute Gründe, das Leben zu feiern by Rainer Haak 3* 11/21 lit. transl: 99 Good Reasons To Celebrate The Life

✓ 15. Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution. The Shack by William Paul Young 5* 10/21 - author's first name is William, there were five signers with the first name William: S. Johnson, Few, Livingston, Paterson & Blount
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Phyllis | 8 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
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Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania
where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.

2. 📜 Read a book published in September
a Series/TBR# 17.

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation. (lawyers, ministers, physicians, financiers, judges and merchants, war vets, polititians)

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret
where something/someone is guarded.

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).

7. 📜 Read a book set in Rhode Island
published in May (of any year).

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something
celebrates Thanksgiving Day.

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time
a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time.

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover
SUN in the title.

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author
a book where someone gains their freedom.

13. 📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover
where an item is kept away for safekeeping.

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution. (William S. Johnson, Roger Sherman, Richard Bassett, Gunning Bedford, Jacob Broom, John Dickinson, George Read, Abraham Baldwin, William Few, Daniel Carroll , Daniel Jenifer, James McHenry, Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King, Nicholas Gilman, John Langdon, David Brearly, Jonathan Dayton, William Livingston, William Paterson, Alexander Hamilton, William Blount, Richard D. Spaight, Hugh Williamson, George Clymer, Thomas Fitzsimons, Benjamin Franklin, Jared Ingersoll, Thomas Mifflin, Gouverneur Morris, Robert Morris, James Wilson, Pierce Butler, Charles Pinckney , Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Rutledge, John Blair, James Madison , George Washington


message 25: by Lex (last edited Nov 06, 2020 05:04PM) (new)

Lex (lexi_liese) | 396 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021


Completed: 15/15

Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates - Completed: 10/20/2020
Norma Jean signs her divorce papers, but forgets she signed them and has to ask about them multiple times.

2. 📜 Read a book published in September.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - Completed: 9/30/2020. Originally Published: September 1, 2009

3. Of the fifty-five delegates who attended the convention 34 were lawyers. The remaining members were planters, educators, ministers, physicians, financiers, judges and merchants. About a quarter of them were large land owners and all of them held some type of public office.
📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above): Physician.

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - Completed: 9/13/2020

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley - Completed: 9/7/2020

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Completed: 10/6/2020

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
If I Should Die by Amy Plum - Completed: 9/8/2020

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year).
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult - Completed: 10/27/2020
Originally Published: May 1, 2000

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams - Completed: 9/4/2020

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - Completed: 9/30/2020

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Completed: 9/9/2020

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue - Completed: 11/6/2020
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character.
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls - Completed: 10/19/2020

13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - Completed: 9/13/2020

14. 📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - Completed: 10/12/2020

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence - Completed: 9/20/2020. Author's first name is David which is the same as David Brearly.


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Ferenc (aeneth) | 1669 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021


Goal: 15/15

📜 1. Read a book where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.
Alapítvány (Foundation) by Isaac Asimov – 09/10/2020 - A decree to establish the Foundation on Terminus.

📜 2. Read a book published in September.
Kick-Ass 3 by Mark Millar – 09/19/2020 - Published September 3rd 2014

📜 3. Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation.
Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer – 09/25/2020 - Joe Biden - lawyer

📜 4. Read a book where someone is guarded.
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf – 09/24/2020 - Antonia and Calli

📜 5. Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby – 09/06/2020

📜 6. Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong – 09/28/2020

📜 7. Read a book published in May (of any year).
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep – 10/18/2020 - Published May 7th 2019

📜 8. Read a book where someone celebrates Thanksgiving Day.
The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club - Book One by Ann Warner – 09/21/2020 - I arrived at Josephine’s on Thanksgiving morning to find her already cooking. Kindle Location 2953

📜 9. Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time.
The Fabulous Riverboat by Philip José Farmer – 09/11/2020 - More than 1 year.

📜 10. Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz – 10/04/2020 - Ruth Neumann (young) and Amanda Starkey (older)

📜 11. Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord The Start of Me and You - Emery Lord - 01/28/21

📜 12. Read a book where someone gains their freedom.
Ármány és kézfogó by Gyula Böszörményi – 20/09/2020 - Emma Hangay

📜 13. Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
A Megmentő by Tamás Frei – 11/01/2020 - A mini atomic bomb in a suitcase.

📜 14. Read a book with a number in the title.
The Dreaming, Vol. 2 by Simon Spurrier – 09/26/2020

📜 15. Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith – 09/09/2020 - Alexander Hamilton


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message 29: by Shash (last edited Oct 11, 2020 06:08PM) (new)

Shash | 1764 comments Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

15/15 Tasks Completed

Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania OR where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.
The Rookie by Taylor Hart (9/9/20) - Professional Football Contract

2. 📜 Read a book published in September OR a Series/TBR# 17.
Forget Me Not by Sarah M. Eden (9/9/20) - 9/7/20

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (view spoiler). Tell us the occupation.
Saving the Captain by Jennifer Youngblood & Jewel Allen (9/15/20) - educator

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded.
The Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey (9/5/20)
something done in secret

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
You've Got Email by Heather Tullis (9/26/20)

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
The Spinster and I by Rebecca Connolly (9/17/20)

7. 📜 Read a book set in Rhode Island OR published in May (of any year).
The Merry Lives of Spinsters by Rebecca Connolly (9/13/20) - 5/1/2018

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.
Intertwine by Nichole Van (9/7/20)
gives thanks

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time OR a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time.
How to Not Fall for the Guy Next Door by Meg Easton (9/22/20)
short time

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
The Billionaire's Second Chance by Kimberly Krey (9/2/20)

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.
Flyboy by Sophia Summers (9/27/20)
Flyboy (Top Flight #3) by Sophia Summers

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author OR a book where someone gains their freedom.
Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen (9/20/20)
gains freedom

13. 📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover OR where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
Bear by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (9/24/20)
item kept away

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
No One to Trust by Lynette Eason (10/8/20)

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
Christmas Quilts by Rebekah A. Morris (9/10/20) - Robert Morris


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message 31: by Katherine (last edited Sep 05, 2020 11:47AM) (new)

Katherine Sebby | 16 comments Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Tasks:

📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania OR where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.

📜 Read a book published in September OR a Series/TBR# 17.

📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation.

📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded.

📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.

📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).

📜 Read a book set in Rhode Island OR published in May (of any year).

📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.

📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time OR a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time.

📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.

📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.

📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author OR a book where someone gains their freedom.

📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover OR where an item is kept away for safekeeping.

📜 Read a book with a number in the title.

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.


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Welcome Katherine!


message 33: by Johanna (last edited Oct 21, 2020 12:08PM) (new)

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Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Done: 13/15

Tasks:


1. The U.S. Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where George Washington received his commission as Commander of the Continental Army. Now called Independence Hall, the building still stands today on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, directly across from the National Constitution Center.
📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania OR where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.
Uniin eksyneet - Nina George - 29.09.2020
The living will

2. Written in 1787, the Constitution was signed on September 17th. But it wasn’t until 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states.
📜 Read a book published in September OR a Series/TBR# 17.
Prinsessapäiväkirjat - Meg Cabot - 07.10.2020

3. Of the fifty-five delegates who attended the convention 34 were lawyers, 8 had signed the Declaration of Independence, and almost half were Revolutionary War veterans. The remaining members were planters, educators, ministers, physicians, financiers, judges and merchants. About a quarter of them were large land owners and all of them held some type of public office (39 were former Congressmen and 8 were present or past governors).
📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation.
Leah on the Offbeat - Becky Albertalli - 24.09.2020
Ms. Albright is teacher (educator)

4. The U.S. Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.
📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded.
Älskaren från huvudkontoret - Camilla Grebe - 14.09.2020
One of the characters is stalking one person, following the person's car and that way finds out where the person lives

5. Some of the original framers and many delegates in the state ratifying conventions were very troubled that the original Constitution lacked a description of individual rights. In 1791, Americans added a list of rights to the Constitution. The first ten amendments became known as The Bill of Rights.
📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
28 Summers - Elin Hilderbrand - 04.10.2020

6. Of the 55 delegates attending the Constitutional Convention, 39 signed and 3 delegates dissented. Two of America’s “founding fathers” didn’t sign the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson was representing his country in France and John Adams was doing the same in Great Britain.
📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
En sån som du - Gillian Flynn - 06.10.2020

7. Rhode Island was the only state not to send delegates to Philadelphia in 1787. At that time the state legislature was controlled by the agrarian party and was fearful that a stronger central government would demand that debts be paid in specie (hard money). It was the last state to ratify the Constitution on May 29, 1790 (over a year after President George Washington's inauguration) by a vote of 34-32.
📜 Read a book set in Rhode Island OR published in May (of any year).
Orientation - Gregory Ashe - 18.10.2020
Published in May 2019

8. Established on November 26, 1789, the first national “Thanksgiving Day” was originally created by George Washington as a way of “giving thanks” for the Constitution.
📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.
Borrower of the Night - Elizabeth Peters - 06.10.2020
MC saves one person's life and that person wants to give something valuable to her for it.

9. The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. Of the written national constitutions, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest.
📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time OR a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time.
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier - 21.10.2020

10. At 81, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention and at 26, Jonathon Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest.
📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
Burn for Me - Ilona Andrews - 17.10.2020
MC and her grandmother

11. At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin observed the symbol of a half-sun on George Washington's chair and remarked, "I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun."
📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.
I ljusets makt - Leigh Bardugo - 10.10.2020
I ljusets makt
Solar eclipse

12. From 1804 to 1865 there were no amendments added to the Constitution until the end of the Civil War when the Thirteenth amendment was added that abolished slavery. This was the longest period in American history in which there were no changes to our Constitution.
📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author OR a book where someone gains their freedom.
Kasvoista kasvoihin - C. S. Lewis - 11.10.2020
The Fox

13. The original Constitution is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, it was moved to Fort Knox for safekeeping.
📜 Read a book with an item on display on the cover OR where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman - 16.10.2020

14. More than 11,000 amendments have been introduced in Congress. Thirty three have gone to the states to be ratified and twenty seven have received the necessary approval from the states to actually become amendments to the Constitution.
📜 Read a book with a number in the title.

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.


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Welcome Johanna!


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Shash | 1764 comments Finished! :)

Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

15/15 Tasks Completed

Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.
The Rookie by Taylor Hart (9/9/20) - Professional Football Contract

2. 📜 Read a book published in September.
Forget Me Not by Sarah M. Eden (9/9/20) - 9/7/20

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates. Tell us the occupation.
Saving the Captain by Jennifer Youngblood & Jewel Allen (9/15/20) - educator

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret.
The Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey (9/5/20)

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
You've Got Email by Heather Tullis (9/26/20)

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
The Spinster and I by Rebecca Connolly (9/17/20)

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year).
The Merry Lives of Spinsters by Rebecca Connolly (9/13/20) - 5/1/2018

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something.
Intertwine by Nichole Van (9/7/20)

9. 📜 Read a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time.
How to Not Fall for the Guy Next Door by Meg Easton (9/22/20)

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
The Billionaire's Second Chance by Kimberly Krey (9/2/20)

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover.
Flyboy by Sophia Summers (9/27/20)
Flyboy (Top Flight #3) by Sophia Summers

12. 📜 Read a book where someone gains their freedom.
Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen (9/20/20)

13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
Bear by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (9/24/20)

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
No One to Trust by Lynette Eason (10/8/20)

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
Christmas Quilts by Rebekah A. Morris (9/10/20) - Robert Morris


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COMPLETION POST
Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
15/15

Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book where something important is signed.
Torn - Amanda hocking 26.09.20 – a treaty to stop the Trylls being killed

2. 📜 Read a book published in September
The Young Lion Blanche d’Alpuget 10.09.20 pub 01.09.2013
3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates
Crater lake Jennifer killick 30.10.20 - teachers
Torn (Trylle, #2) by Amanda Hocking The Young Lion (House of Plantagenet #1) by Blanche d'Alpuget Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded.
The woman in the wood Lesley pearse 20.09.20
5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
Gingerbread Helen oyeyemi 26.09.20
6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count). A Skinful of Shadows Frances Hardinge 15.09.20
The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year).
A thousand ships Natalie Haynes 26.09.20 348 02.05.2019

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something
The catch t.m. logan 26.10.20
The mother gives thanks that she followed her instincts and believed what her missing husband had told her and thus saved their daughter
9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time
Faithles - Karin Slaughter 03.09.20

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes The Catch by T.M. Logan Faithless (Grant County, #5) by Karin Slaughter

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
Clownfish Alan Durant 26.10.20
11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.
Night Boat to Tangier - Kevin Barry - 02.10.20
12. 📜 Read a book where someone gains their freedom.
The Killer Susan wilkins 04.09.20
Clownfish by Alan Durant Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry The Killer (Kaz Phelps, #3) by Susan Wilkins

13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
The foundling Stacey halls 28.10.20
The token is kept safe to identify the baby

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
One day: three ways Amanda hocking 26.09.20
15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
WILSON, James PA
Unsolved - James Patterson & David ellis 25.10.20
The Foundling by Stacey Halls One day Three Ways (A Trylle story) by Amanda Hocking Unsolved (Invisible, #2) by James Patterson


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WOOHOO Shash!


Welcome Den!


message 38: by Agnieszka (last edited Oct 21, 2020 04:18AM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 566 comments Before I assume this works for you too, I wanted to double-check

14. Read a book with a number in the title. Ein Wirbelwind namens Millie=Whirlwind by Cathy Marie Hake 4* 10/20/20 - ein in German the indefinite article (base or basic form) is the number one: LEO dictionary German -> English, translations of ein, though in this context it's the equivalent of the English indefinite article 'A' (for me there would be no difference here to English titles including No One, e.g. There's No One Like Jesus or No One to Trust, variations which led me to use this title)

No worries if you prefer to use me a 'proper' number, I have more than enough time to read another one.


message 39: by JoAnne (last edited Oct 23, 2020 11:40AM) (new)

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Agnieszka wrote: "Before I assume this works for you too, I wanted to double-check..."


No, there is a difference as an English speaker. To me, your title says A or The Whirlwind Named Millie. In the case of the English titles you used the ONE actually refers to a person - meaning "There's No Person like Jesus" or "No Person to Trust" - but it works as a number because I did not specifically say it has to be used in a numerical way like this title One for the Money or Two for the Dough is.


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Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 566 comments JoAnne wrote: "Agnieszka wrote: "Before I assume this works for you too, I wanted to double-check

14. Read a book with a number in the title. Ein Wirbelwind namens Millie=Whirlwind..."


OK Thank You!


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Sandra | 1009 comments ALL DONE!

Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Tasks:
1. 📜 something important is signed
Inside Out - Demi Moore (Divorce Papers) - 2 OCT
Inside Out by Demi Moore

2. 📜 Series 17.
The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk - Carolyn Keene - 10 SEPT
The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #17) by Carolyn Keene

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above).
The Partner - John Grisham (Lawyer) - 21 OCT
The Partner by John Grisham

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret
Absolute Power - David Baldacci - 6 SEPT
Absolute Power by David Baldacci

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
Dark Falls - Lori Ryan - 14 SEPT
Dark Falls (Dark Falls, #1) by Lori Ryan

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
I Am Ozzy - Ozzy Osbourne - 5 SEPT
I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne

7. 📜 published in May (of any year).
Inferno - Dan Brown (2013) - 3 OCT
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.
Pecan Pie Predicament - Addison Moore - 19 OCT
Pecan Pie Predicament (Murder in the Mix #27) by Addison Moore

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time
Only Fools and Stories: From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost - David Jason - 3 SEPT
Only Fools and Stories From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost by David Jason

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
Pegasus - Danielle Steel - 15 SEPT
Pegasus by Danielle Steel

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover
When You Kiss Me - Bella Andre - 29 SEPT
When You Kiss Me (Maine Sullivans, #3; The Sullivans, #21) by Bella Andre

12. 📜 someone gains their freedom.
Black Out - A.A. Dark - 8 SEPT
Black Out (24690 #3) by A.A. Dark

13. 📜 an item is kept away for safekeeping.
The Clue in the Crumbling Wall - Carolyn Keene - 2 OCT
The Clue in the Crumbling Wall (Nancy Drew, #22) by Carolyn Keene

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
27001 - A.A. Dark - 4 SEPT
27001 (Welcome to Whitlock #1) by A.A. Dark

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
Confessions of a Murder Suspect - James Patterson (James McHenry) - 29 SEPT
Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions, #1) by James Patterson


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WOOHOO Sandra!


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FINISHED
Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - October 9, 2020
15/15

Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book set in Pennsylvania.

The Far End of Happy Kathryn Craft 9/3/20

2. 📜 Read a book published in September.
Sept. 1, 2020 Jordan Lori Foster 10/9/20

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above).
Congressman Hello, Summer Mary Kay Andrews 9/18/20

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret.
The Summer Deal Jill Shalvis 9/7/20

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
Unbind Sarah Michelle Lynch 9/2/20

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
The Fifth Avenue Story Society Rachel Hauck 9/16/20

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year).
May 2020 On Ocean Boulevard Mary Alice Monroe 9/5/20

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something.
Welcome to Moonlight Harbor Sheila Roberts 9/10/20

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time.
Sushi for Beginners Marian Keyes 9/13/20

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
The Girl in the Green Raincoat Laura Lippman 9/8/20

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.
Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr Sunrise on Half Moon Bay Robyn Carr 10/7/20

12. 📜 Read a book where someone gains their freedom.
The Dream Daughter Diane Chamberlain 9/10/20

13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
Breakwater Bay Shelley Noble 9/22/20

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
28 Summers Elin Hilderbrand 9/6/20

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
New Jersey David Brearly (1745-1790) The Fix David Baldacci 10/8/20


message 44: by Lex (new)

Lex (lexi_liese) | 396 comments Would a cover with an abstract sun be allowed for #11? The book I'm referring to is Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. I have spent a lot of time looking at this cover (because I've owned the book for years and am finally getting around to reading it) and realized a while back that the two yellow triangles at the top are supposed to be an abstract sun. I'm just not sure if this is pushing it for the prompt.

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue


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JoAnne | 41686 comments Mod
Lex wrote: "Would a cover with an abstract sun be allowed for #11? The book I'm referring to is Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. I have spent a lot of time looking at this cover (because I've owned the book..."

OK. :)


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Lex (lexi_liese) | 396 comments Finished!

Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Completed: 15/15

Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book where something important is signed. Tell us what that is.
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates - Completed: 10/20/2020
Norma Jean signs her divorce papers, but forgets she signed them and has to ask about them multiple times.

2. 📜 Read a book published in September.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - Completed: 9/30/2020. Originally Published: September 1, 2009

3. Of the fifty-five delegates who attended the convention 34 were lawyers. The remaining members were planters, educators, ministers, physicians, financiers, judges and merchants. About a quarter of them were large land owners and all of them held some type of public office.
📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above): Physician.

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - Completed: 9/13/2020

4. 📜 Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley - Completed: 9/7/2020

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Completed: 10/6/2020

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
If I Should Die by Amy Plum - Completed: 9/8/2020

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year).
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult - Completed: 10/27/2020
Originally Published: May 1, 2000

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day.
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams - Completed: 9/4/2020

9. 📜 Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - Completed: 9/30/2020

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Completed: 9/9/2020

11. 📜 Read a book with the sun on the cover OR SUN in the title.
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue - Completed: 11/6/2020
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character.
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls - Completed: 10/19/2020

13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - Completed: 9/13/2020

14. 📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - Completed: 10/12/2020

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence - Completed: 9/20/2020. Author's first name is David which is the same as David Brearly.


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Fascinating Fun Facts About ... the U.S. Constitution
Duration:
9/1/20 - 2/28/21
Completed: 16/15+

✓ 1. The U.S. Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where George Washington received his commission as Commander of the Continental Army. Now called Independence Hall, the building still stands today on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, directly across from the National Constitution Center.
Read a book where something important is signed. Forever Concealed by Kathleen Brooks 5* 10/18 - a peace treaty

✓ 2. Written in 1787, the Constitution was signed on September 17th. But it wasn’t until 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states.
Read a a Series # 17. Bullets and Beads by Jana Deleon 5* 9/18/20 (322) Miss Fortune #17

✓ 3. Of the fifty-five delegates who attended the convention 34 were lawyers, 8 had signed the Declaration of Independence, and almost half were Revolutionary War veterans. The remaining members were planters, educators, ministers, physicians, financiers, judges and merchants. About a quarter of them were large land owners and all of them held some type of public office (39 were former Congressmen and 8 were present or past governors).
Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates. Secrets Collide by Kathleen Brooks 5* 9/22 - male MC is farmer and inventor of agrarcultural robots, female MC is a paralegal in a law office

✓ 4. The U.S. Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.
Read a book where something is done in secret OR where something/someone is guarded. Final Vow by Kathleen Brooks 5* 9/23 - a conspiracy to overthrow the throne of Rahmi (a small fictional island country in the Middle East near Saudi Arabia) & the MC is head of security for the royal family in the US (guards the security of his best friend and prince of Rahmi)

✓ 5. Some of the original framers and many delegates in the state ratifying conventions were very troubled that the original Constitution lacked a description of individual rights. In 1791, Americans added a list of rights to the Constitution. The first ten amendments became known as The Bill of Rights.
Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS. Farm Girl: Rural Life Humor from a Farmer's Daughter by Shanna Hatfield 3* 10/12 - tHe bill of rightS

✓ 6. Of the 55 delegates attending the Constitutional Convention, 39 signed and 3 delegates dissented. Two of America’s “founding fathers” didn’t sign the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson was representing his country in France and John Adams was doing the same in Great Britain.
Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution". Once Upon a Cowboy by Lacy Williams book 2 in You Don't Have to Be a Star / Once Upon a Cowboy 4* 9/1 fOUnding fAthers Constitution

✓ 7. Rhode Island was the only state not to send delegates to Philadelphia in 1787. At that time the state legislature was controlled by the agrarian party and was fearful that a stronger central government would demand that debts be paid in specie (hard money). It was the last state to ratify the Constitution on May 29, 1790 (over a year after President George Washington's inauguration) by a vote of 34-32.
Read a book published in May. Relentless Pursuit by Kathleen Brooks 4* 9/20 - published 5/20/13

✓ 8. Established on November 26, 1789, the first national “Thanksgiving Day” was originally created by George Washington as a way of “giving thanks” for the Constitution.
Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something OR celebrates Thanksgiving Day. Cajun Fried Felony by Jana Deleon 5* 9/14 - both

✓✓ 9. The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. Of the written national constitutions, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest.
Read a book a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time. Gators and Garters by Jana Deleon 4* 9/20 - two weeks
Read a book that has been on your TBR for a long time Hiob=Job by Joseph Roth 3* 10/22 - I bought this book summer 1998

✓ 10. At 81, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention and at 26, Jonathon Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest.
Read a book with an older character and a younger character. Yankee Earl by Shirl Henke 5* 9/25 - the MC and his grandfather

✓ 11. At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin observed the symbol of a half-sun on George Washington's chair and remarked, "I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun."
Read a book with the sun on the cover. Breaking His Code (Away From Keyboard, #1) by Patricia D. Eddy Breaking His Code by Patricia D. Eddy 5* 9/27

✓ 12. From 1804 to 1865 there were no amendments added to the Constitution until the end of the Civil War when the Thirteenth amendment was added that abolished slavery. This was the longest period in American history in which there were no changes to our Constitution.
Read a book with an African-American character or author. Forever Driven by Kathleen Brooks 5* 10/14 - DeAndre & Aniyah are African-American

✓ 13. The original Constitution is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, it was moved to Fort Knox for safekeeping.
Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping. Texas Hold 'Em by Christie Craig 4* 9/11 - the MC's late mother's best friend kept a box for the MC to give her after her mother's death

✓ 14. More than 11,000 amendments have been introduced in Congress. Thirty three have gone to the states to be ratified and twenty seven have received the necessary approval from the states to actually become amendments to the Constitution.
Read a book with a number in the title. 99 gute Gründe, das Leben zu feiern by Rainer Haak 3* 11/21 lit. transl: 99 Good Reasons To Celebrate The Life

✓ 15. Read a book with an author whose first or last name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution. The Shack by William Paul Young 5* 10/21 - author's first name is William, there were five signers with the first name William: S. Johnson, Few, Livingston, Paterson & Blount


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Fascinating Fun Facts About .... the U.S. Constitution
Duration: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
15/15

Tasks:
1. 📜 Read a book where something important is signed
MC signs a partnership contract with her mother-in-law for a tea shop
Yule Be Dead - Lorraine Bartlett 9/18/20

2. 📜 Read a book published in September 9/3/16
Tales of the Peculiar - Ransom Riggs 9/10/20

3. 📜 Read a book with a character who holds the same occupation as one of the delegates (listed above). Tell us the occupation. Dante's Mother is a lawyer
Black Brother, Black Brother - Jewell Parker Rhodes 9/4/20

4. 📜 Read a book where something/someone is guarded.
Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo 9/9/20

5. 📜 Read a book whose author's initials are in THEBILLOFRIGHTS.
Murder Ink - Lorraine Bartlett 9/12/20

6. 📜 Read a book with the FIRST letter of each title word is in "Founding Fathers Constitution" (all words count).
The Class - Frances O'Roark Dowell 9/18/20

7. 📜 Read a book published in May (of any year). Pub: May 21, 2007
The Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt 9/15/20

8. 📜 Read a book where someone "gives thanks" for something
His Promise - Shelley Shepard Gray 9/1/20

9. 📜 Read a book that has only been on your TBR for a short time. (July 8, 2020)
Look Both Ways - Jason Reynolds 9/7/20

10. 📜 Read a book with an older character and a younger character.
My Bad Grandad - A.W. Hartoin 9/6/20

11. 📜 Read a book with SUN in the title.
Race to the Sun - Rebecca Roanhorse 11/2/20

12. 📜 Read a book with an African-American character or author
Piecing Me Together - Renée Watson 9/3/20

13. 📜 Read a book where an item is kept away for safekeeping.
Piccadilly Jim - P.G. Wodehouse 9/24/20

14.📜 Read a book with a number in the title.
My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder - Nie Jun 12/3/20

15. 📜 Read a book with an author whose name is the same as one of the signers of the Constitution.
(first) - Alexander Hamilton
Boners: Seriously Misguided Facts - Alexander Abingdon 9/21/20


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