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The baseball season typically runs from early April to late September, followed by the postseason (World Series) in October.

*Note: You may back-date and use books read since April 1st
Levels:
Rookie: 1-5 books
Starting Pitcher: 6-11
Catcher: 12-18
Shortstop: 19-24
MVP: 25+ books

Select one or more of the following options:

1) Spell out the name of your favorite baseball team, or the one you predict will make it to the World Series.(view spoiler)

2) Read books with titles, covers, or themes based on team names.
Example:(view spoiler)

3) Spell out a favorite player's or manager's name (Current or Former)

4) Play the 1st - 9th innings by reading series books that correspond with the inning
Example:
(view spoiler)

5) Playoffs- Using the Number Generator, generate the number of points the opposing team has. Read that number of books, plus one.

6) Spell out any term or phrase used in baseball

7) Home run! Finish a four-book series.


List of MLB Teams
Glossary Of Baseball Terms





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Earn your Citrine Coins with the Seasonal Challenges. Must Join a Seasonal Challenge on or after April 1, 2016. May date back to April 1st until June 1st 2016. After that, you must start from date joined for coins.

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message 4: by Holli (last edited Sep 18, 2015 03:01PM) (new)

Holli | 397 comments Major League Baseball Challenge
April 1 - September 30 (or until the World Series)
Level:
MVP - 25+ books

Favorite Team
R - Ravenous 4/3/15
A - American Wife: A Memoir of Love, Service, Faith, and Renewal 5/9/15
N - Night Pleasures 4/28/15
G - Goldman, William, The Princess Bride 4/19/15
E - Elizabeth's Wolf 4/21/15
R - The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen 5/29/15
S - Simon Says 4/16/15

Favorite (past) player
N - Nina Bangs, Master of Ecstasy 6/3/15
O - Oh, The Places You'll Go! 4/19/15
L - The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL 4/23/15
A - Tom Clancy Presents: ACT of Valor 6/7/15
N - Night Embrace 6/14/15

R - Robert B. Parker, Hush Money 6/21/15
Y - Yvonne Navarro, Ultraviolet 9/18/15
A - Anita Blake #1, Guilty Pleasures 7/10/15
N - Numeroff, Laura Joffe, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 6/26/15

1st - 9th innings
1) Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunters #1) 4/14/15
2) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) 4/6/15
3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) 4/11/15
4) Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4) 4/24/15
5) The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5) 5/9/15
6) Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6) 5/10/15
7) The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7) 5/17/15
8) Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8) 5/22/15
9) The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9) 5/25/15

Playoffs - 8+1=9
1) Coriolanus 4/19/15
2) Bared to You 4/8/15
3) Dragonswan 4/15/15
4) Born of Night 4/30/15
5) Forever Odd 5/1/15
6) The Bad Beginning 5/5/15
7) Kiss of Heat 5/15/15
8) Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan 5/18/15
9) The Island Of Dr. Moreau 5/19/15

Spell out any term or phrase used in baseball
(this term just cracked me up)
E - Evanovich, Janet, One for the Money 5/14/15
V - The Vile Village 8/3/15
I - Is $.99 the New Free? The Truth About Launching and Pricing Your Kindle Books 4/20/15
L - A Light in the Attic 4/25/15

E - Evanovich, Janet, Metro Girl 6/12/15
M - Marjorie M. Liu, Tiger Eye 5/7/15
P - The Phantom of the Opera 4/13/15
I - Irving, Washington, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 5/12/15
R - The Remaining 6/22/15
E - Evanovich, Janet, Wicked Charms 6/28/15


message 5: by Karsyn (last edited Sep 03, 2015 03:24PM) (new)

Karsyn  (imzadi) I'm in! I LOOOOOOVE baseball!! Who else loves it?

Not going to go back to 4/1, since it'd probably have me through most of it, just going to count 4/25 (yesterday) and on.

MVP: 25+ books
Completed ~ 45/45 ~ COMPLETE 9/3


1~ Favorite Team (sorry Rays!) ~ COMPLETE

W ~ Mission Titanic (Jude Watson - author) ~ 7/17 - 3/5 stars
A ~ I Am the Traitor (Allen Zadoff - author) ~ 4/28 - 4/5 stars
S ~ Survivors (S title) ~ 4/26 - 3/5 stars
H ~ Her Own Devices (H title) ~ 5/17 - 3/5 stars
I ~ The Invisible Library ~ 7/9 - 3/5 stars
N ~ Behind Enemy Lines (Jennifer Nielsen ~ author) ~ 5/13 - 3/5 stars
G ~ The Guardian (G title) ~ 5/21 - 3/5 stars
T ~ The Tournament (T title) ~ 4/25 - 3/5 stars
O ~ Storm Glass (Opal ~ MC) ~ 6/12 - 2/5 stars
N ~ Nil Unlocked (N title) ~ 5/29 - 5/5 stars

N ~ The Naked Eye (N title) ~ 7/15 - 5/5 stars
A ~ Arena Mode (A title) ~ 7/8 - 5/5 stars
T ~ Trial by Fire (T title) ~ 4/26 - 3/5 stars
I ~ A Mutiny in Time (I Series - Infinity Ring) ~ 5/1 - 4/5 stars
O ~ Three Times a Lady (Jon Osborne ~ author) ~ 7/23 - 1/5 stars
N ~ Book of the Dead (Michael Northrop ~ author) ~ 7/17 - 3.5/5 stars
A ~ Assault or Attrition (A title) ~ 7/10 - 4/5 stars
L ~ Lady of Devices (L title) ~ 5/15 - 3/5 stars
S ~ Poison Study (Maria Snyder ~ author) ~ 5/25 - 4/5 stars


3 ~ Favorite Player (sorry Longo) ~ COMPLETE

A ~ Armada (A title) ~ 7/17 - 5/5 stars
N ~ Amulet Keepers (Michael Northrop ~ author) ~ 7/19 - 3/5 stars
T ~ The Trap Door (T title) ~ 5/1 - 2/5 stars
H ~ The Heir (H title) ~ 5/15 - 4/5 stars
O ~ The Girl in the Woods (Gregg Olson ~ author) 8/12 - 3/5 stars
N ~ Nemesis (N title) ~ 7/19 - 2/5 stars
Y ~ Magic Study (Yelena ~ MC) ~ 5/28 - 4/5 stars

R ~ Savage (Jeremy Robinson ~ author) ~ 5/10 - 4/5 stars
E ~ Death Sentence (E series ~ Escape from Furnace) ~ 4/30 - 4/5 stars
N ~ A New Hope (N title) ~ 4/25 - 3.5/5 stars
D ~ Divide and Conquer (D title) ~ 5/3 - 3/5 stars
O ~ One Night of Sin (O title) ~ 8/27 - 2.5/5
N ~ Valley of Kings (N author) ~ 9/3 ~ 3/5 stars


4 ~ Play 1-9th innings ~ COMPLETE

1 ~ Stranded (Survivors 01) ~ 4/26 - 3/5 stars
2 ~ Plugged (Rewind Agency 02) ~ 5/21 - 4/5 stars
3 ~ Forged (Taken 03) ~ 4/25 - 4/5 stars
4 ~ Curse of the Ancients (Infinity Ring 04) ~ 5/10 - 3.5/5 stars
5 ~ Cave of Wonders (Infinity Ring 05) ~ 5/11 - 3/5 stars
6 ~ Evil Never Dies (Lizzy Gardner 06) ~ 7/3 - 4/5 stars
7 ~ The Iron Empire (Infinity Ring 07) ~ 5/15 - 3/5 stars
8 ~ Alert: (Michael Bennett 08) ~ 8/11 - 3/5 stars
9 ~ Wildest Dreams (Thunder Point 09) ~ 6/20 - 3/5 stars


7 ~ Home Run Finish a four-book series ~ COMPLETE

1 ~ Nowhere to Run (Unstoppable 01) ~ 4/25 - 3/5 stars
2 ~ Breakaway (Unstoppable 02) ~ 4/30 - 2/5 stars
3 ~ Countdown (Unstoppable 03) ~ 5/7 - 3/5 stars
4 ~ Flashpoint (Unstoppable 04) ~ 5/8 - 3.5/5 stars


message 6: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Holli & Karsyn ☺


message 7: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments Karsyn wrote: "I'm in! I LOOOOOOVE baseball!! Who else loves it?"

I do! My favorite season is baseball season :D.


message 8: by Amanda (last edited May 24, 2015 01:07PM) (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments I'm in for MVP: 25+ books

1) Spell out the name of your favorite baseball team.

S:
A:
N:

F:
R:
A:
N:
C: Court Appointed: A Serving Love Story by Annmarie McKenna
I:
S:
C: Force of Attraction by D.D. Ayres (Cole)
O:

G:
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A: We Found Love by Allison Cassatta
N: Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
T:
S:

3) Spell out a favorite player's name (so hard to choose!)
H
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N No Place to Run by Maya Banks
T
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R The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks (Rachel)

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D: Irresistible Force by D.D. Ayres
B: False Colors by Alex Beecroft
U:
M:


4) Play the 1st - 9th innings
#1)
#2)
#3) Hidden Away by Maya Banks
#4) Whispers in the Dark by Maya Banks
#5)
#6)
#7)
#8)
#9)

6) Spell out any term or phrase used in baseball
S)
T)
R) Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks (Rio)
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message 9: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Amanda ☺


message 10: by Karsyn (new)

Karsyn  (imzadi) Amanda wrote: "Karsyn wrote: "I'm in! I LOOOOOOVE baseball!! Who else loves it?"

I do! My favorite season is baseball season :D."


Awesome Amanda! :) It's my 2nd favorite season, Football is my favorite season, are you a football fan as well?

Your Giants are struggling just as bad as my Nats are this year. Ugh!


message 11: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments Karsyn wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Karsyn wrote: "I'm in! I LOOOOOOVE baseball!! Who else loves it?"

I do! My favorite season is baseball season :D."

Awesome Amanda! :) It's my 2nd favorite season, Football i..."


I'm not really a football fan. Baseball is pretty much the only sport I watch. And I watch obsessively when my Giants are on. :)

Yeah, they haven't been doing so well this season. There have been a few very exciting games, though. :D


message 12: by Lara (last edited May 24, 2015 12:18PM) (new)

Lara | 676 comments Well, I should stay loyal to my Chicago teams, but I'll use my adopted state of Michigan instead.

Major League Baseball Challenge
April 1 - September 30 (or until the World Series)
Level: MVP - 25+ books

1) Spell out the name of your favorite baseball team:
D
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work 4/10
E Eric Jager, author of Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris 4/17
T Torin in Hawking a Future 4/3
R Robyn Carr, author of The Chance 4/8
O The Occasional Diamond Thief 4/1
I Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts 4/3
T Trey Ziegler, victim in Festive in Death 4/10

T Tom in Apples Should Be Red 4/26
I I Only Have Eyes for You 4/20
G Viola Grace, author of Winning Souls 4/3
E Eve Dallas in Obsession in Death 4/25
R Rev It Up 4/19
S Susan Mallery, author of Delicious 4/12

2) Read books with titles, covers, or themes based on team names.
1.
Tyger Tyger 5/2
2. Waking Her Tiger 5/3
3. Beast Behaving Badly 5/10
4. Trancing the Tiger 5/17
5. Here Kitty, Kitty! 5/23

4) Play the 1st - 9th innings
1.
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians 4/18
2. Paladin of Souls 4/21
3. Poison Fruit 4/5
4. Dream a Little Dream 4/12
5. Beyond Galaxy's Edge 4/17
6. Still the One 5/8
7. Bear Meets Girl 5/15
8. Wolf with Benefits 5/16
9. Bite Me 5/17

5) Playoffs- 3+1 = 4
1.
A Man Called Ove 4/11
2. Flirting with Felicity 4/12
3. A Promise of Spring 4/18
4. One Part Human 5/6

6) Spell out any term or phrase used in baseball
W
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail 4/26
A Alien's Bride - Book #1
L The Lamprey family in Death of a Peer 4/15
K Kit Colbana in Blade Song 4/19

READ: 35/35
Decisive How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath Blood Royal A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris by Eric Jager The Chance (Thunder Point, #4) by Robyn Carr The Occasional Diamond Thief by J.A. McLachlan Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts by Heather Massey I Only Have Eyes for You (The Sullivans, #4) by Bella Andre Winning Souls (Tales of the Citadel, #45) by Viola Grace Rev It Up (Black Knights Inc., #3) by Julie Ann Walker Delicious (Buchanans, #1) by Susan Mallery Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz, #1) by Brandon Sanderson Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars, #4) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Paladin of Souls (Chalion, #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson Poison Fruit (Agent of Hel, #3) by Jacqueline Carey Hawking a Future (Shifting Crossroads, #27) by Zenina Masters Festive in Death (In Death, #39) by J.D. Robb Apples Should Be Red by Penny Watson Obsession in Death (In Death, #40) by J.D. Robb Beyond Galaxy's Edge (The Phoenix Adventures, #5) by Anna Hackett Alien's Bride - Book #1 by Yamila Abraham Blade Song (Colbana Files, #1) by J.C. Daniels Death of a Peer (Roderick Alleyn, #10) by Ngaio Marsh A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Flirting with Felicity by Gerri Russell A Promise of Spring (Web, #4) by Mary Balogh Tyger Tyger (Goblin Wars, #1) by Kersten Hamilton Waking Her Tiger (Shifting Crossroads, #28) by Zenina Masters One Part Human (An Obscure Magic, #1) by Viola Grace Still the One (Animal Magnetism, #6) by Jill Shalvis Beast Behaving Badly (Pride, #5) by Shelly Laurenston Bear Meets Girl (Pride, #7) by Shelly Laurenston Wolf with Benefits (Pride, #8) by Shelly Laurenston Bite Me (Pride, #9) by Shelly Laurenston Trancing the Tiger (Chinese Zodiac Romance, #1) by Rachael Slate Here Kitty, Kitty! (Magnus Pack, #3) by Shelly Laurenston


message 13: by Genea (last edited Jun 10, 2015 11:41AM) (new)

Genea | 59 comments Well, I'm not much of a baseball fan but I have to represent for New York. :-)

Major League Baseball Challenge
MVP: 25+ books

1) Spell out the name of your favorite baseball team. (If I was the avid baseball fan then it would have to be The Mets. Can't help rooting for the underdog)
N: Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires #5) by Chloe Neill - 4/12
E: Eternal (Haven #3) by Kristi Cook - 4/17
W: The Woodcutter by Kate Danley - 4/04

Y: On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1) by by Samantha Young
O: Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning - Dani O'Malley - 4/02
R: Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum - 4/19
K: Mirage (Haven #2) by Kristi Cook - 4/15

M: Haven (Haven #1) by Kristi Cook - Violet McKenna - 4/14
E: The Wolf Within (Purgatory #1) by Cynthia Eden - 4/07
T: Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #3) by Chloe Neill - 4/10
S: Sabriel (Abhorsen #1) by Garth Nix - 4/25

Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe Neill Eternal (Winterhaven, #3) by Kristi Cook The Woodcutter by Kate Danley On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) by Samantha Young Shadowfever (Fever, #5) by Karen Marie Moning Die for Me (Revenants, #1) by Amy Plum Mirage (Winterhaven, #2) by Kristi Cook Haven (Winterhaven, #1) by Kristi Cook The Wolf Within (Purgatory, #1) by Cynthia Eden Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #3) by Chloe Neill Sabriel (Abhorsen, #1) by Garth Nix

4) Play the 1st - 9th innings by reading series books that correspond with the inning.
1st: Tempest Rising (Jane True #1) by Nicole Peeler - 5/27
2nd: Ferntree Falls (Witchwood Estate #2) by Patti Roberts - 5/17
3rd: Cursed (Witchwood Estate #3) by Patti Roberts - 5/17
4th: Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4) by Charlaine Harris - 5/01
5th: Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5) by Charlaine Harris - 5/02
6th: Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) by Chloe Neill - 4/13
7th: House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires #7) by Chloe Neill - 4/27
8th: Biting Bad(Chicagoland Vampires #8) by Chloe Neill -
9th: Wild Things(Chicagoland Vampires #9) by Chloe Neill -

Tempest Rising (Jane True, #1) by Nicole Peeler Ferntree Falls (Witchwood Estate, #2) by Patti Roberts Witchwood Estate - CURSED (bk3) by Patti Roberts Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4) by Charlaine Harris Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5) by Charlaine Harris Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires, #7) by Chloe Neill Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires, #8) by Chloe Neill Wild Things (Chicagoland Vampires, #9) by Chloe Neill

6) Spell out any term or phrase used in baseball.
C: Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #4) by Chloe Neill - 4/11
L: In a Fix by Linda Grimes - 4/06
U: The Cursed (The Unearthly #3) by Laura Thalassa - 4/21
B: Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick - 4/19
H: Who Needs Enemies (Harri Phillecki, PI #1) by Keri Arthur - 4/22
O: The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty - Ellen O’Farrell - 4/20
U: The Forsaken (The Unearthly #3) by Laura Thalassa -
S: Instinct by Sherrilyn Kenyon - 4/08
E: Going Home (Witchwood Estate #1) by Patti Roberts - Eden - 5/17

Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe Neill In a Fix (In a Fix, #1) by Linda Grimes The Cursed (The Unearthly, #3) by Laura Thalassa Who Needs Enemies (Harri Phillecki, PI, #1) by Keri Arthur The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty The Forsaken (The Unearthly, #4) by Laura Thalassa Instinct (Chronicles of Nick, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Going Home (Witchwood Estate, #1) by Patti Roberts

7) Home run! Finish a four-book series.
Need (Need #1) by Carrie Jones - 5/20
Captivate (Need #2) by Carrie Jones - 5/21
Entice (Need #3) by Carrie Jones - 5/23
Endure (Need #4) by Carrie Jones - 5/24

Need (Need, #1) by Carrie Jones Captivate (Need, #2) by Carrie Jones Entice (Need, #3) by Carrie Jones Endure (Need, #4) by Carrie Jones


message 14: by Cheryl (last edited Sep 30, 2015 12:20AM) (new)

Cheryl | 905 comments I am a HUGE baseball fan...and it is very easy to be a baseball fan when you grew up in the St. Louis area! We really love our Cardinals there!!!

Major League Baseball Challenge
April 1-September 30, 2015
Level:MVP +25

71/25

1) Spell out the name of your favorite baseball team.
S:Seamus (character)The Girl Who Came Home4/3
A:Susan B. Anthony(character)Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony A Friendship That Changed the World 4/5
I:Isabel Allende (author) Of Love and Shadows 4/11
N: Never Kiss an Alligator on the Lips Vol 2 4/26
T: (author) Curtis Taylor The Dinner Club 6/3

L: Gaston Leroux (author)The Phantom of the Opera 4/2
O:Title Orphan Train 4/8
U: John Updike (author) Rabbit, Run 5/2
I: Isak Dinesen (author) Out of Africa 5/11
S:Maria Semple (author) Where'd You Go Bernadette 4/17

C:Carson McCullers (author) The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 4/17
A: A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain 4/14
R:Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang 4/30
D: Dibs In Search of Self 4/19
I: Immaculee Ilibagiza (author) Left to Tell 6/5
N: Norwegian Wood 4/28
A: Agatha Christie (author) Sad Cypress 5/6
L: Laurel McKelva Hand (character) The Optimist's Daughter 4/21
S:Glendon Swarthout (author) Bless the Beasts and the Children 4/24

3. Spell out the name of a favorite player
T The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (completed 6/21)
EEugene Wrayburn(character) Out Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens (completed 7/2)
D The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (completed 5/11)

S Shirley Jackson (author) The Haunting of Hill House (completed 6/8)
I In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak (completed 9/15)
M The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
M Oliver Mellors (character) Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
O Bonnie Oscarson (author) What Makes Us Sisters (completed 6/8)
N Nerezza (character) Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry (completed 8/8)
S Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

4. Play the 1st - 9th innings by reading series books that correspond with the inning
1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (completed 7/12)
2. The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie (completed 7/13)
3. Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie (completed 7/16)
4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (completed 7/14)
5. The Big Four by Agatha Christie (comleted 8/29)
6. The Mystery of the Blue Train (#6 Hercule Poirot series) by Agatha Christie (completed 5/9)
7. The Secret of the Caves by Franklin W. Dixon (completed 9/3)
8.Peril at End House by Agatha Christie (completed 8/4)
9.Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie (completed 7/17)

5. Generate the number of points the opposing team has. Read that number of books, plus one. (3+1)
1. Counseling Suicidal People by Paul G. Quinnett
2. Arms of Love by Kelly Long
3. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
4. Finn by Jon Clinch

6. Baseball Term/Phrase

B Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
AMurder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
SThe Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
E Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
BPeter and the Secret of Rundoon by Dave Barry
A Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie
L Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
LLysistrata by Aristophanes

FFar From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
O Laugh Lines 50 Years of Jokes, Stories, and Life as an Entertainer by Wayne Osmond
UExodus by Leon Uris
LLadies of Liberty The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

WWalking on Water by Richard Paul Evans
AAnd Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
L(character: Leonard Aster)Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry
KFrom the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

BThe Bridge to Neverland by Dave Barry
ABlack Coffee by Agatha Christie
TThe Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
TThe Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
EPudins Deliciosos by Editoa Melhoramentos
RHiding in the Light by Rifqu Bary

BWhoever Heard of a Fird? by Othello Bach
A A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
GGifted Hands The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson

7)Finish a four-book series
1.The Giver by Lois Lowry 4/18
2.Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry 4/25
3. Messenger by Lois Lowry 5/3
4. Son by Lois Lowry 5/5


message 15: by Jennifer (last edited Oct 24, 2015 07:42PM) (new)

Jennifer | 79 comments Major League Baseball Challenge
April 1 - September 30 (or until the World Series)
Level: MVP - 25+ books


1) Spell out the name of your favorite baseball team
A-Always Been Mine4/20/15
N-Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography 9/25/15
G-Abbi Glines When I'm Gone 8/23/15
E-"Emily"Kiro's Emily 8/12/15
L-Last Call 8/10/15
S-Silver Bastard 5/8/15

3) Spell out a favorite player's name
M-Manic 8/5/15
I-It Ain't Me, Babe 10/14/15
K-Kristen Ashley Deacon 10/6/15
E-"Evie" King 5/26/15

T-Tragic 6/4/15
R-Risking it All4/7/15
O-
U-Ugly Love 8/12/15
T-"Train" Shade 10/12/15

4) Play the 1st - 9th innings by reading series books that correspond with the inning
1-Razer's Ride(The Last Riders #1)4/14
2-Viper's Run(The Last Riders #2)4/15/15
3-Knox's Stand(The Last Riders #3) 4/16/15
4-Fall with Me (Wait for You #4)4/12/15
5-Proving Paul's Promise(The Reed Brothers #5)4/7/15
6-Zip, Zero, Zilch(The Reed Brothers #6)4/8/15
7-Good Girl Gone(The Reed Brothers #7) 8/3/15
8-While We Waited (The Reed Brothers 8) 8/5/15
9-You Were Mine (Rosemary Beach #9) 9/25/15

5) Playoffs-9+1=10
1-Deep4/4/15
2-When You're Back8/24/15
3-Cash's Fight 5/28/15
4-Shade's Fall 5/20/15
5-Fat Louise 5/29/15
6-Christmas with the Reeds 8/3/15
7- Come 8/6/15
8-Come Back 8/7/15
9-Coming for You 8/8/15
10-Down to You 8/12/15

6) Spell out any term or phrase used in baseball
S-Sex Piston 5/14/15
H-Heart Recaptured 10/21/15
U-Up to Me 8/15/15
T-Teased 5/17/15

O-Out of Time 9/30/15
U-Until July 10/2/15
T-
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7) Home run! Finish a four-book series.
1-Wallbanger 8/19/15
2-Rusty Nailed 9/2/15
3-Screwdrivered 8/7/15
4-Mai Tai'd Up 8/10/15

Fat Louise (Biker Bitches, #2) by Jamie Begley Sex Piston (Biker Bitches, #1) by Jamie Begley Cash's Fight (The Last Riders, #5) by Jamie Begley Tainted (The VIP Room, #2) by Jamie Begley King (The VIP Room, #3) by Jamie Begley Razer's Ride (The Last Riders, #1) by Jamie Begley Shade's Fall (The Last Riders, #4) by Jamie Begley Viper's Run (The Last Riders, #2) by Jamie Begley Knox's Stand (The Last Riders #3) by Jamie Begley Teased (The VIP Room, #1) by Jamie Begley Risking it All (Crossing the Line, #1) by Tessa Bailey Always Been Mine (The Moreno Brothers, #2) by Elizabeth Reyes Deep (Stage Dive, #4) by Kylie Scott Fall with Me (Wait for You, #4) by J. Lynn Silver Bastard (Silver Valley, #1) by Joanna Wylde Proving Paul's Promise (The Reed Brothers, #5) by Tammy Falkner Good Girl Gone (The Reed Brothers, #7) by Tammy Falkner Zip, Zero, Zilch (The Reed Brothers, #6) by Tammy Falkner While We Waited (The Reed Brothers, #8) by Tammy Falkner Tragic (Rook and Ronin, #1) by J.A. Huss Christmas with the Reeds (The Reed Brothers, #6.5) by Tammy Falkner Come (Dirty, Dark, and Deadly, #1) by J.A. Huss Coming for You (Dirty, Dark, and Deadly, #3) by J.A. Huss Come Back (Dirty, Dark, and Deadly, #2) by J.A. Huss Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Manic (Rook and Ronin, #2) by J.A. Huss Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1) by Alice Clayton Rusty Nailed (Cocktail, #2) by Alice Clayton Screwdrivered (Cocktail, #3) by Alice Clayton Mai Tai'd Up (Cocktail, #4) by Alice Clayton Last Call (Cocktail, #4.5) by Alice Clayton Down to You (The Bad Boys, #1) by M. Leighton Up to Me (The Bad Boys, #2) by M. Leighton Kiro's Emily (Rosemary Beach, #10) by Abbi Glines Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris Out of Time (Nine Minutes, #2) by Beth Flynn Until July (Until Her, #1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds Deacon (Unfinished Hero, #4) by Kristen Ashley Everything for Us (The Bad Boys, #3) by M. Leighton Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen, #2) by Tillie Cole It Ain't Me, Babe (Hades Hangmen, #1) by Tillie Cole Shade (The Last Riders, #6) by Jamie Begley When I'm Gone (Rosemary Beach, #11) by Abbi Glines When You're Back (Rosemary Beach, #12) by Abbi Glines You Were Mine (Rosemary Beach, #9) by Abbi Glines


message 16: by Beth (last edited May 05, 2015 06:05PM) (new)

Beth  (jasonverlander) | 1490 comments Okay, since I'm a season ticket holder I just kind of HAVE to do this challenge, right?? Right.

Start date: 4/1/15

Favorite team: Detroit Tigers
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E Explosive Eighteen 5/5/15
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O On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God 5/2/15
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Favourite player: (Currently) Jose Iglesias
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Spell out word used in baseball: BABIP (I'm a stat nerd, sorry about it)
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message 17: by Karsyn (last edited Apr 27, 2015 11:19AM) (new)

Karsyn  (imzadi) Nice to see so many baseball fans. Yay! :)

We changed our loyalties as well, Lara. Well, my Hubby and I both have a few times actually. I grew up a Pirates fan, when I lived in PA and went to some games, but then I didn't watch for years. My Hubby grew up a Braves fan, since the Rays weren't in FL yet, and the Marlins suck.

We both didn't watch for years and got back into it years ago and started watching the Rays together and went to a few games. But, then we moved to NC and had to pick to watch the Braves, Orioles or Nats. Didn't want Braves cuz of bandwagon, didn't want Os because they are in the Rays division, so we went with Nats and we LOVE them now, even if they are struggling so far this year.

Beth, you are sooooo lucky to be a season ticket holder. I wish we lived close enough to a park to have season tickets, or to be able to go at all!


message 18: by Beth (new)

Beth  (jasonverlander) | 1490 comments Yeah we are about a 45 minute drive so its perfect! I love it


message 19: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Lara, Genea, Cheryl, Jennifer & Beth ☺


message 20: by Lara (new)

Lara | 676 comments Thanks Tea :-)


message 21: by Sophie (last edited Apr 25, 2017 04:21AM) (new)

Sophie | 238 comments I don't know if I can do the whole thing (especially as I don't like books that are part of a huge series, usually) but I'll see how I go for now!

Started: 1st April 2015
Target: MVP (25+ Books)
✓ = Read
★ = currently reading
☆ = To read

Favourite team: Tampa Bay Rays
T Twisted ✓ (27.4.15)
A American Gods ✓ (5.7.15)
M Miramont's Ghost ✓ (22.4.15)
P The Paper Magician✓ (26.4.15)
A Autumn ✓ (25.5.15)

B Beautiful Nightmares✓ (26.4.15)
A All the Birds in the Sky ✓ (20.10.2016)
Y You're Next ✓ (8.7.2015)

R Rock Stars Don't Like Big Knickers ✓ (23.5.15)
A Abandon ✓ (11.8.2016)
Y You're Next ✓ (8.7.15)
S The Snow Child ✓ (31.1.2016)

Read books with titles, covers, or themes based on team names
Texas Rangers: Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream (setting - Texas) ✓ (10.10.2015)
Los Angeles Angels: The Reapers are the Angels ✓ (3.6.15)
San Francisco Giants: Big Little Lies✓ (9.6.15)

Favourite player: Ed Delahanty
E The Exorcist ✓ (3.5.2015)
D The Devil's Detective ✓ (20.4.15)

D Taking on the Dead ✓(22.7.2015)
E End of Days ✓ (20.6.15)
L Life Is Not a Country Song✓ (21.4.15)
A The Air He Breathes ✓ (13.10.2016)
H Half Wild ✓ (20.5.15)
A Alice ✓ (5.9.2016)
N No Time for Goodbye ✓ (12.5.15)
T Teardrop ✓ (29.5.15)
Y Yesterday's Tomorrows ✓ (22.8.2016)

Playoffs:
3+1= 4
1) Tool ✓ (29.4.15)
2) Preservation ✓ (2.5.15)
3) This House is Haunted ✓ (16.6.15)
4) The Farm ✓ (14.5.15)

Spell out word used in baseball:
B Boycotts & Barflies ✓ (6.4.15)
E The Enchanted ✓ (9.11.2015)
A All The Pretty Horses✓ (5.5.15)
N NOS4R2 ✓ (3.9.2015)
B Taming Blaze ✓ (20.5.15)
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L Little Black Lies ✓(21.11.2015)
L Lies Beneath✓ (14.5.15)

Home Run!
1)Shadows✓ (10.4.15)
2)Haze✓ (14.4.15)
3)Shimmer
4)Burn

38/42
American Gods (American Gods, #1) by Neil Gaiman You're Next by Gregg Hurwitz End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days, #3) by Susan Ee Twisted by Andrew E. Kaufman The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty The Devil's Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth Tool (A Step Brother Romance, #2) by Sabrina Paige Taming Blaze (Inferno Motorcycle Club, #1) by Sabrina Paige Autumn (Autumn series) by David Moody Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Beautiful Nightmares (Asylum, #3) by Lauren Hammond All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders You're Next by Gregg Hurwitz No Time for Goodbye (No Time For Goodbye #1) by Linwood Barclay Life Is Not a Country Song (Chase and Rowan, #1) by Rhavensfyre The Air He Breathes (Elements, #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy, #2) by Sally Green Alice (The Chronicles of Alice, #1) by Christina Henry All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy The Farm by Tom Rob Smith Miramont's Ghost by Elizabeth Hall The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1) by Charlie N. Holmberg Boycotts & Barflies by Victoria Michaels NOS4R2 by Joe Hill Preservation (Preservation, #1) by Rachael Wade Rock Stars Don't Like Big Knickers (Rock Stars Don't Like... #1) by Nikki Ashton Abandon by Blake Crouch Shadows (The Rephaim, #1) by Paula Weston Haze (The Rephaim, #2) by Paula Weston Shimmer (The Rephaim, #3) by Paula Weston Burn (The Rephaim, #4) by Paula Weston Friday Night Lights A Town, a Team and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger Teardrop (Teardrop, #1) by Lauren Kate Yesterday's Tomorrows by M.E. Montgomery Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath, #1) by Anne Greenwood Brown Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Shepherd's Cross A Supernatural Thriller by Mark White The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell This House is Haunted by John Boyne Taking on the Dead (The Famished Trilogy, #1) by Annie Walls


message 22: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Sophie ☺


message 23: by Sophie (new)

Sophie | 238 comments Thank you Tea


message 24: by Kris Mongo (last edited Jul 07, 2015 09:22PM) (new)

Kris Mongo (krismongo) Major League Baseball Challenge
April 1 - September 30 (or until the World Series)
Level: MVP - 25+ books

33/33 COMPLETE!! 7/7/15 GO GIANTS!!

S-Under the Influence by L.B. Simmons **** 5/31/15
A-A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall *** 4/10/15
N-Hold Still by Nina LaCour ***** 4/20/15

F-The Likeness by Tana French **** 4/29/15
R-Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard ***** 5/12/15
A-The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern **** 5/6/15
N-Nothing to Lose by Lee Child **** 4/14/15
C-The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson **** 5/13/15
I-It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini ***** 5/15/15
S-Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson ***** 4/9/15
C- Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover ***** 6/3/15
O-Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman ***** 4/29/15

G-The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick ***** 4/9/15
I-I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil **** 6/21/15
A-The Martian by Andy Weir ***** 4/9/15
N-The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin ***** 6/16/15
T-There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake **** 4/5/15
S-Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed ***** 4/22/15

B-Burn for Burn by Jenny Han *** 4/17/15
R-The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician's First Year by Matt McCarthy ***** 5/9/15
A-A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley **** 6/15/15
N-The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah ***** 5/8/15
D-The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh ***** 5/18/15
O-Once We Were by Kat Zhang *** 5/12/15
N-Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry *** 6/25/15

C-Confess by Colleen Hoover **** 4/22/15
R-The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion * 5/14/15
A- Dreamfire by Kit Alloway **** 4/14/15
W-We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach **** 5/3/15
F-Falling from Horses: A Novel by Molly Gloss ***** 7/7/15
O-White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi ***** 5/25/15
R-Bone Gap by Laura Ruby ***** 5/23/15
D-The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos **** 5/1/15

Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed Confess by Colleen Hoover Hold Still by Nina LaCour Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1) by Jenny Han A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2) by Tana French Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher, #12) by Lee Child Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick The Martian by Andy Weir There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake Dreamfire by Kit Alloway The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly A Physician's First Year by Matt McCarthy Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2) by Graeme Simsion It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Under the Influence by L.B. Simmons Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Once We Were (The Hybrid Chronicles, #2) by Kat Zhang A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road, #1) by Katie McGarry Falling from Horses A Novel by Molly Gloss


message 25: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Kris ☺


And welcome to the group :)


message 26: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments Kris wrote: "Major League Baseball Challenge
April 1 - September 30 (or until the World Series)
Level: MVP - 25+ books

0/33

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N-Hold Still by Nina LaCour ***** 4/20/15

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Giants fan fist bump! Crawford is one of my favorite players, too. :)


message 27: by Stacey (last edited Oct 27, 2015 05:42PM) (new)

Stacey (boydsmom) | 1144 comments I'm going for MVP--25+ books
20/?
Favorite Team
P - The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Ann Long 7/30
I - Ice Games by Jessica Clare 4/4
T - Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris 5/4
T - Simply Irresistible 9/4 Character Tara
S - Strangers in Death by JD Robb 4/17
B - Beauty and the Billionaire4/29 by Jessica Clare
U - Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 7/10
R - Run for Your Life by James Patterson 5/4
G - Skipping Christmas 9/25 Author Grisham
H - The Hurricane by RJ Prescott 6/11

P - Promises in Death 8/28
I - Cruel Beauty 10/1 Character Ignifex
R - The Summoning 8/20 Character Rae
A - Shards of Hope 6/29 Character Aden
T - The Sweetest Thing 10/5 Character Tara
E - Embattled Hearts 5/16
S - Salvation in Death 5/14

Favorite Player
A - Mercenary Instinct 8/7 (Character Ankari)
N - Nikolai by Roxie Rivera 4/18
D - The Deal 9/23
R - Woman on the Run 10/13 Author Rice
E - An Ember in the Ashes by Sahaa Tahir 6/3
W - Hell or High Water 8/16. Author Walker

M - Master of Crows 7/10
C - Out Of Her League 5/15. Author Cross
C - Cold Sight 8/5
U - Up From the Grave 10/17
T - Kindred in Death 10/25 Character Trina
C - Half-Blood 9/19 Character Caleb
H - Hounded 9/10
E - Enclave 9/20
O - On Dublin Street 5/12
N - Born of Night Character Nykyrian 7/25

9 Innings
1 - A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book #1) 6/30
2 - Because of Low by Abbi Glines (Sea Breeze #2) 4/6
3 - My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster (London Steampunk book #3) 10/27
4 - The Kraken King by Meljean Brook (Iron Seas book #4) 9/19
5 - Sergei (Her Russian Protector book #5) 8/8
6 - Magic Rises (Kate Daniels book #6) 9/13
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8 - Midnight's Kiss (Elder Races #8) 8/31
9 - Binding Ties (Sentinel Wars book #9) 8/23


message 28: by Karsyn (new)

Karsyn  (imzadi) It's sad for Baltimore, but what a neat history making game today. It's so eerie to watch!


message 29: by Beth (new)

Beth  (jasonverlander) | 1490 comments Karsyn, they did it last year with the Giants and Padres too. played in San Diego but Giants were the home team. its awesome. Wish they did it more.


message 30: by Karsyn (last edited Apr 29, 2015 11:51AM) (new)

Karsyn  (imzadi) Oh, I wasn't talking about that, Beth, that'll be tomorrow with the Rays. Today they are playing in Camden yards with NO crowd. It's the first time in MLB history that a MLB game has been played with no fans. There's a handful (looks to be about 30) people actually watching from outside the games, but there's no one in the stadium apart from the teams and a some media for broadcasting it.

Tomorrow will be weird with that though, definitely going to watch since the Rays are my #2 team. :)


message 31: by Elena (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments I'm watching it too, Karsyn, and agree, very eerie and hopefully not too discouraging for the teams. Ghost stadium! :) And such a beautiful day in Baltimore today! I actually came to the thread to start a challenge with Orioles in mind, must admit I'm a baseball rookie but happen to love the little bit that I know about the game!


message 32: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Why is there nobody on stadium?


message 33: by Beth (new)

Beth  (jasonverlander) | 1490 comments Ah yes I do remember that now. I just watched a little bit on my phone. it looks so strange! I'm used to seeing a wave of orange at Camden


message 34: by Karsyn (last edited Apr 29, 2015 12:16PM) (new)

Karsyn  (imzadi) Tea, there have been rioting in Baltimore the past few days. Someone was killed and they've been torching cars and causing havoc. They had postponed two games, but decided to get today's in but to play in an empty stadium for safety.

Tomorrow they go to Tampa and play there instead of Baltimore like they were supposed to, so they will be considered the home team in Tampa.

It's sooooo spooky and weird looking! The Orioles announcers were saying that the White Sox announcers were complaining that they could hear them, since they are right next to each other in the booths. You can hear each hit, the players calling for the balls, it's so weird!

I love how they are still throwing balls into the seats, as they would if people were there. The announcers said they wouldn't be picked up so they will just be sitting there waiting for the fans for when they come in the next time!


message 35: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Yeah, I went googling after I asked.
I heard about riots, just didn't know it's that bad.
I thought maybe some kind of penalty or something like that. Over here soccer teams (that's the sport here) quite often play without spectators as punishment for something 'fans' did


message 36: by Beth (new)

Beth  (jasonverlander) | 1490 comments Tea where do you live? Soccer (football) is my second favourite sport!


message 37: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Beth (Ducky) wrote: "Tea where do you live? Soccer (football) is my second favourite sport!"

Croatia.
What is first? :P


message 38: by Beth (new)

Beth  (jasonverlander) | 1490 comments Baseball is first. I follow a lot of European soccer


message 39: by Sophie (new)

Sophie | 238 comments Ahem it's "football" *cough cough* lol


message 40: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Sophie wrote: "Ahem it's "football" *cough cough* lol"

lol


message 41: by Elena (new)

Elena  | 1386 comments Major League Baseball Challenge
April 1 - September 30 (or until the World Series)
Level:


1) Spell out the name of your favorite baseball team
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2) Read books with titles, covers, or themes based on team names

3) Spell out a favorite player's name

4) Play the 1st - 9th innings by reading series books that correspond with the inning

5) Playoffs- Using the Number Generator, generate the number of points the opposing team has. Read that number of books, plus one.

6) Spell out any term or phrase used in baseball

7) Home run! Finish a four-book series


message 42: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Elena ☺


message 43: by Karly (last edited Jun 17, 2015 07:08AM) (new)

Karly (karlyclark) | 5 comments Major League Baseball Challenge
April 1 - September 30 (or until the World Series)
Level: Catcher (12-18)


1) Spell out the name of your favorite baseball team
C - Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
O - Animal Farm by George Orwell
L - Defending Jacob by William Landay
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R - People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman by Richard Lloyd Parry
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D - The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell (Dan Anderson)
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R - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Rachel Watson)
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C - A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin (Cersei Lannister)
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8/15
People Who Eat Darkness The Fate of Lucie Blackman by Richard Lloyd Parry Animal Farm by George Orwell Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins The Tipping Point How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell Defending Jacob by William Landay Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians, #5) by Dianne Duvall


message 44: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Karly ☺


message 45: by Barbara ★ (last edited May 30, 2015 05:29AM) (new)

Barbara ★ I'm going with option 1. My favorite team is the Baltimore Orioles.


READ: 7/7

✔O: Of Monsters and Madness - Jessica Verday 5/3
✔R: The Collector - Nora Roberts 5/13
✔I: Instinct - Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/11
✔O: Skybreaker - Kenneth Oppel 5/15
✔L: Love Irresistibly - Julie James 5/27
✔E: Echo - J.K. Accinni 5/5
✔S: Shadowglass - Erica Hayes 5/18

Of Monsters and Madness (Of Monsters and Madness, #1) by Jessica Verday The Collector by Nora Roberts Instinct (Chronicles of Nick, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Skybreaker (Matt Cruse, #2) by Kenneth Oppel Love Irresistibly (FBI/US Attorney, #4) by Julie James Echo (Species Intervention #6609, #2) by J.K. Accinni Shadowglass (The Shadowfae Chronicles, #2) by Erica Hayes

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 46: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Barbara ☺


message 47: by Dana (aNovelAllure) (last edited Jun 02, 2015 10:45PM) (new)

Dana (aNovelAllure) (dana7lynn9) | 19 comments Major League Baseball Challenge
Duration: April 1st - World Series
Level: MVP - 25+ books

READ: 40/40

Favorite Team

B: Binchy, Maeve - Firefly SummerFirefly Summer (05/28) ★★
R: Rebecca Zanetti - Sweet Revenge (04/12) ★★★★
A: Alpha and Omega - Patricia Briggs (4/13) ★★★★
V: Visions of Heat - Nalini Singh (4/21) ★★★★★
E: Evernight - Claudia Gray (4/25) ★★★★
S: Shalvis, Jill - The Sweetest Thing (4/18) ★★★★

Firefly Summer by Maeve Binchy Sweet Revenge (Sin Brothers, #2) by Rebecca Zanetti Alpha and Omega (Alpha & Omega, #0.5) by Patricia Briggs Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2) by Nalini Singh Evernight (Evernight, #1) by Claudia Gray The Sweetest Thing (Lucky Harbor, #2) by Jill Shalvis

Favorite Past Player

C: Caressed by Ice - Nalini Singh (4/23) ★★★★★
H: Heaven and Earth - Nora Roberts (4/29) ★★★★★
I: In Darkness - Elisa Adams (4/26) ★★
P: Patricia Briggs - Hunting Ground (4/14) ★★★★
P: Picoult, Jodi - Keeping Faith (05/05) ★★★★★
E: Elizabeth Lowell - Reckless Love (05/31) ★★★
R: Roberts, Nora - Face the Fire (5/4) ★★★★★

J: Jack Gantos - Hole in My Life (05/24) ★★
O: O'Roark, Elizabeth - Undertow (4/13) ★★★★★
N: Nalini Singh - Mine to Possess (4/23) ★★★★★
E: Eternal Passion - Lani Aames (4/24) ★★
S: Slave to Sensation - Nalini Singh (4/20)★★★★★

Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3) by Nalini Singh Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2) by Nora Roberts In Darkness by Elisa Adams Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult Reckless Love (MacKenzie-Blackthorn, #1) by Elizabeth Lowell Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island, #3) by Nora Roberts Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos Undertow by Elizabeth O'Roark Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling, #4) by Nalini Singh Eternal Passion by Lani Aames Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh

1st - 9th Innings

Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs (4/13) ★★★★
Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris (4/24) ★★★★
Fair Game - Patricia Briggs (4/15) ★★★★
Dead Heat - Patricia Briggs (4/16) ★★★★
Rock Chick Revenge - Kristen Ashley (04/02) ★★★★★
Rock Chick Reckoning - Kristen Ashley (04/1) ★★★★★
Rock Chick Regret - Kristen Ashley (04/04) ★★★★★
Rock Chick Revolution - Kristen Ashley (04/05) ★★★★★
Rock Chick Redux - Kristen Ashley (04/06) ★★★★

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) by Charlaine Harris Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3) by Patricia Briggs Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega, #4) by Patricia Briggs Rock Chick Revenge (Rock Chick, #5) by Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Reckoning (Rock Chick, #6) by Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Regret (Rock Chick, #7) by Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Revolution (Rock Chick, #8) by Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Redux (Rock Chick, #8.5) by Kristen Ashley

Playoffs: 3+1 = 4

A Wild Ride (Biker Billionaire, #1) - Jasinda Wilder (05/07) ★★★
Nebraska! - Dana Fuller Ross (05/29) ★★★★★
Only For Us (Only #3) - Cristen Harber (04/18) ★★★★
Only Forever (Only #4) - Cristin Harber (05/20) ★★★★

A Wild Ride (Biker Billionaire, #1) by Jasinda Wilder Nebraska! (Wagons West, #2) by Dana Fuller Ross Only For Us (Only #3) by Cristin Harber Only Forever (Only #4) by Cristin Harber

Baseball Term

G: The Gamble - Kristen Ashley (05/09) ★★★★
R: Red Dirt Heart - N.R. Walker (05/06) ★★★★★
A: Alex Anders - The Sheikh Wanted Her Pregnant (4/16) ★
N: Nighttime Is My Time - Mary Higgins Clark (05/22) ★★★★
D: Desiree Acuna - Labyrinth of the Beast(4/27) ★★★

S: Stargazer - Claudia Gray (05/06) ★★★★
L: Little Beach Street Bakery - Jenny Colgan (05/08) ★★★★★
A: Archer, Jeffrey - Kane and Abel (4/30) ★★★★★
M: Marta Perry - Tangled Memories (05/11) ★★★

The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1) by Kristen Ashley Red Dirt Heart (Red Dirt, #1) by N.R. Walker The Sheikh Wanted Her Pregnant (BDSM, Interracial, Alpha Male Dominant, Female Submissive Erotica) by Alex Anders Nighttime Is My Time by Mary Higgins Clark Labyrinth of the Beast by Desiree Acuna Stargazer (Evernight, #2) by Claudia Gray Little Beach Street Bakery (Little Beach Street Bakery, #1) by Jenny Colgan Kane and Abel (Kane and Abel, #1) by Jeffrey Archer Tangled Memories (Lowcountry Suspense #2) by Marta Perry


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❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Dana ☺


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Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1123 comments Novel Books & Reading Challenges
Major League Baseball Challenge
Duration:
5/1/2015 - 9/30/2015

Progress: 31 out of 38

1) Chicago Cubs (Because Indianapolis doesn't have a Major League, only Minor)

C: Kresley Cole; Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night - ***** - 7/26/2015 - 359 Pages
H: Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction - ***** - 6/23/2015 - 136 Pages
I: I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Humorists by Wade Rouse - **** - 8/7/2015 - 272 Pages
C: Cornelia Funke; Inkdeath - **** - 7/8/2015 - 663 Pages - 663 Pages
A: Anna Banks; The Stranger - *** - 7/5/2015 - 32 Pages
G: Glitches by Marissa Meyer - **** - 5/9/2015 - 32 Pages
O: Of Neptune by Anna Banks - *** - 7/9/2015 - 330 Pages

C: Charlaine Harris; Shakespeare's Landlord - ***** - 6/21/2015 - 216 Pages
U: The Unseen Bridegroom or Wedded for a Week by May Agnes Fleming - **** - 6/22/2015 - 246 Pages
B: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan - ***** - 5/14/2015
S: The Shadows by J.R. Ward - ***** - 5/12/2015 - 592 Pages
Glitches (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.5) by Marissa Meyer The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #13) by J.R. Ward The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard, #1) by Charlaine Harris Hawkeye, Vol. 1 My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction Inkdeath (Inkworld, #3) by Cornelia Funke The Stranger (The Syrena Legacy, #0.4) by Anna Banks Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy, #3) by Anna Banks The Unseen Bridegroom or, Wedded For a Week by May Agnes Fleming Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark, #4) by Kresley Cole I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Hu morists by Wade Rouse

4) 1st - 9th Innings
#1: Unblocked - Episode One by Marni Mann - ***** - 5/8/2015 - 109 Pages
#2: Prodigy by Marie Lu - **** - 5/11/2015 - 371 Pages
#3: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson - ***** - 6/17/2015 - 563 Pages
#4: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean - ***** - 6/25/2015 - 384 Pages
#5: P.C. Cast; Hunted - *** - 5/4/2015 - 323 Pages
#6: P.C. Cast; Tempted - *** - 5/5/2015 - 319 Pages
#7
#8
#9
Hunted (House of Night, #5) by P.C. Cast Tempted (House of Night, #6) by P.C. Cast Unblocked - Episode One (Timber Towers, #1) by Marni Mann Prodigy (Legend, #2) by Marie Lu The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3) by Stieg Larsson Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #4) by Sarah MacLean

5) Playoffs: 1+1 = 2
Playoffs- Using the Number Generator, generate the number of points the opposing team has. Read that number of books, plus one.
Book #1: The Seduction of Samantha Kincade by Maggie Osborne - **** - 7/22/2015 - 380 Pages
Book #2: Desire Untamed by Pamela Palmer - *** - 7/27/2015 - 363 Pages
Book #3: D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton - 7/28/2015 - 320 Pages
The Seduction of Samantha Kincade (Dangerous Men, #1) by Maggie Osborne Desire Untamed (Feral Warriors, #1) by Pamela Palmer D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, #4) by Sue Grafton

6) Baseball Term:
B: Billy Crystal; Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys - ***** - 5/7/2015 - 288 Pages
A: Anna Banks; Legacy Lost - *** - 7/6/2015 - 32 Pages
S: Stieg Larsson; The Girl Who Played with Fire - ***** - 5/26/2015 - 503 Pages
E: Elizabeth Lowell; Untamed - **** - 5/6/2015 - 416 Pages
S: The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron - ***** - 5/18/2015 - 310 Pages

L: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg - ***** - 6/24/2015 - 217 Pages
O: Oprah Winfrey; What I Know For Sure - ***** - 6/25/2015 - 240 Pages
A: Anna Banks; Girls Day Out - **** - 7/7/2015 - 32 Pages
D: The Dresden Files: Fool Moon, Volume 1 by Mark Powers - ***** - 7/4/2015 - 128 Pages
E: Elizabeth Camden; Against the Tide - **** - 7/29/2015 - 362 Pages
D: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins - **** - 7/20/2015 - 359 Pages
Untamed (Medieval, #1) by Elizabeth Lowell Still Foolin' 'Em Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal The Spirit Thief (The Legend of Eli Monpress, #1) by Rachel Aaron The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg The Dresden Files Fool Moon, Volume 1 by Mark Powers Legacy Lost (The Syrena Legacy, #0.5) by Anna Banks Girls Day Out (The Syrena Legacy, #2.5) by Anna Banks Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden

7) Home run! Finish a four-book series
Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts
Book #1: Vision in White by Nora Roberts
Book #2: Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
Book #3: Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts
Book #4: Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts


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❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Suzanne :)


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