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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Oct 11, 2010 05:24PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Toy Stories Reading Challenge

Put together by Valorie and the ever active members that contribute in the Challenge Suggestions thread, here is a reading challenge inspired by popular toys.

Read 10 books plus an option of bonuses within a six month period. You may begin anytime you want, as long as you put your start date and end date.

Duration: 6 months
Total No. of books: 10 required + 2 bonus of your choice


Earliest start date for this challenge is its launched date: October 10, 2010.

Enjoy playing, everyone.

1. Barbie: Read a book with a character that is a fashion designer, interior designer, writes about fashion or is just really into fashion.

2. GI Joe: Read a book with a character that is in the military or was in the military, or the story takes place during a war of some kind.

3. Easy Bake Oven: Read a book with a character that is a chef or baker, owns a restaurant or bakery, or there is a type of food in the title or on the cover.

4. Hot Wheels: Read a book with a character that works on cars or races cars, or there is a car, motorcycle, or some type of vehicle on the cover.

5. Lite Brite: Read a book with a colorful cover (3 or more colors) or has a color as part of the title.

6. Rock'em Sock'em Robots: Read a book with a character who is a boxer, fighter, or warrior of some kind.

7. Cabbage Patch Kids: Read a Young Adult novel or a book with a character that is a child or teenager.

8. Etch-A-Sketch: Read a book with a character that is an artist of some kind, draws, or is a graphic artist or read a graphic novel.

9. Connect Four: Read the 4th book in a series or has 4 words in its title.

10. Raggedy Ann & Andy: Read a book with a red cover or a book with a character that is a red head.

Bonus two: Pick your favorite toys and post your own book categories!


message 2: by Kate (new)

Kate (literarykate) | 109 comments Awesome challenge and thanks for the invite! I'll definitely participate. Just need to get my books together.


Jennifer The Forgetful Fairy Queen (TheForgetfulFaerieQueen) | 38 comments Very Cute idea!!


Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (Jim_formerly_Photojim) | 5294 comments Sure I'm in. I should be able to do these while doing the monthlies.


message 5: by Buggy (last edited Oct 17, 2010 11:22PM) (new)

Buggy | 59 comments Thanks Yz, I'll play

1/12 Completed

1. Barbie:
2. GI Joe:
3. Easy Bake Oven:
4. Hot Wheels: Riding Temptation
5. Lite Brite: Bloodsucking Fiends A Love Story
6. Rock'em Sock'em Robots: Crave Oct15/10
7. Cabbage Patch Kids: Leaving Paradise
8. Etch-A-Sketch:
9. Connect Four:
10. Raggedy Ann & Andy:
Bonus:

Riding Temptation (Wild Riders, #2) by Jaci Burton Bloodsucking Fiends A Love Story (Love Story, #1) by Christopher Moore Crave (The Fallen Angels, #2) by J.R. Ward Leaving Paradise (Leaving Paradise, #1) by Simone Elkeles


Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave (HarryDresdensLoveSlave) | 789 comments I think I can work this into my other challenges. I just read a graphic novel a few days ago. Can I count that and just make my 6 months start from that date? Or can I reread it later and count it for this?


message 7: by Penney (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments Fun! I'm in :)


message 8: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments ugh...you know I can't resist challenges...lol!


message 9: by Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog) (last edited Oct 10, 2010 01:34PM) (new)

Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog) Great challenge I am in!


message 10: by Rachel (last edited Apr 10, 2011 07:10PM) (new)

Rachel | 6 comments 11/11/10-5/11/11
12/12 completed DONE!!!!

1. Barbie: Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella (11/16/10)
2. GI Joe: The Hard Way by Lee Child(11/22/10)
3. Easy Bake Oven: Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham (12/16/10)
4. Hot Wheels: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (12/19/10)
5. Lite Brite: The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham (11/24/10)
6. Rock'em Sock'em Robots: Maximum Ride: Angel Experiment by James Patterson (04/10/11)
7. Cabbage Patch Kids: Wanted by Sara Shephard (11/14/10)
8. Etch-A-Sketch: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire (12/25/10)
9. Connect Four: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris 11/13/10
10. Raggedy Ann & Andy: Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child (02/12/11)

Bonus:
Swimming Pool: Lifeguard by James Patterson (12/30/10)
Basketball: Play Dead by Harlan Coben (02/26/11)
Shopaholic and Baby (Shopaholic, #5) by Sophie Kinsella The Hard Way (Jack Reacher, #10) by Lee Child Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1) by Michael Connelly The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1) by James Patterson Wanted (Pretty Little Liars, #8) by Sara Shepard Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4) by Charlaine Harris Bad Luck And Trouble (Jack Reacher, #11) by Lee Child Lifeguard by James Patterson Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire Play Dead by Harlan Coben


message 11: by Sheila (last edited Oct 13, 2010 01:58PM) (new)

Sheila (SheilaJ) Toys Challenge started 10/10/10 - 04/10/11


Barbie - Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella
GI Joe - Out of Control by Suzanne Brockmann (Navy Seal) In Progress
Easy Bake Oven - Killer Pancake by Diane Mott Davidson
Hot Wheels - Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich
Lite Bright - Pretty Woman by Fern Michaels 3 color cover In Progress
Rock em, Sockem - Fang by James Patterson
Cabbage Patch Kids - Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
Etch a Sketch - Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner (artist) Done 10/12/10
Connect 4 - Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews
Raggedy Ann - The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke (Red Cover) In Progress

Bonus ----

Lincoln Logs (wilderness) - Still Missing by Chevy Stevens Done 10/13/10
Erector Set (building trades) - Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler (Cope is developer)


Shopaholic and Sister (Shopaholic, #4) by Sophie Kinsella Out of Control (Troubleshooters, #4) by Suzanne Brockmann Killer Pancake (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #5) by Diane Mott Davidson Motor Mouth (Alex Barnaby, #2) by Janet Evanovich Pretty Woman by Fern Michaels Fang (Maximum Ride, #6) by James Patterson Witch & Wizard by James Patterson Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4) by Donna Andrews The Neon Rain A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke Still Missing by Chevy Stevens Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler

2 of 12 Tasks Completed


message 12: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Mary wrote: "I think I can work this into my other challenges. I just read a graphic novel a few days ago. Can I count that and just make my 6 months start from that date? Or can I reread it later and count it..."

You might have to do a reread. : )


message 13: by Caty (new)

Caty (catyoc) | 3 comments This will be my first challenge, it sounds fun and easy :P
Count me in!!


message 14: by Lizz (new)

Lizz | 728 comments I'm in and I post my list as so as I can


message 15: by Emily (new)

Emily | 318 comments Sounds like fun, I am in


message 16: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (mdabernig) | 13 comments I'm in - sounds like fun and I should be able to fit this into my current challenges. Great idea!


message 17: by Patricia (new)

Patricia (patblover) | 8 comments Wow, now this is what I cll a chalenge. I'm in.
I'll post the books later on.


Kerstin (under_moonlit_skies) Sounds fun! I'm in!


message 19: by Alycia (new)

Alycia | 152 comments Awesome challenge Yz! I am in!


message 20: by Rose (new)

Rose (Rosepetals1984) | 17 comments I'm in as well!


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Clever! I'm in:)


message 22: by ~Megan~ (new)

~Megan~ (Megadee) I'm in! Will post my list later!


message 23: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 2085 comments Count me in!


message 24: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (kebrand0112) This sounds like so much fun! I'M in. List up soon. :)


message 25: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 10, 2010 03:43PM) (new)

I just started Finger Lickin Fifteen today so can I include it for the #10...red book cover?


message 26: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Barb wrote: "I just started Finger Lickin Fifteen today so can I include it for the #10...red book cover?"

Sure. Just make sure to take note of your start date.


message 27: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 719 comments I'm in!


message 28: by SandyC (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 1215 comments I am in!


message 29: by Judithe (last edited Oct 10, 2010 11:00PM) (new)

Judithe | 392 comments I'm in! Will add list and dates here later ;D

Now added...will mostly post as I go, but picked out a few possibilities!

0/12 Completed

Duration: 6 months: 10/11/10-5/10/11

1. Barbie:

2. GI Joe:
Crave
3. Easy Bake Oven:

4. Hot Wheels:
Changeless
5. Lite Brite:
Blue Moon
6. Rock'em Sock'em Robots:
Atlantis Betrayed
Divine Misdemeanors
Taken by Midnight
7. Cabbage Patch Kids:
Storm Glass
Ink Exchange
8. Etch-A-Sketch:
Nocturne (artist: singer)
Dark Hunger (graphic novel)
Storm Glass (artist: glass artisan)
9. Connect Four:
Demon from the Dark
10. Raggedy Ann & Andy:
Atlantis Betrayed
Embrace The Darkness


Bonus two: Pick your favorite toys and post your own book categories!
Decide later


READ


Possible reads
Succubus on Top (Georgina Kincaid, #2) by Richelle MeadCrave (The Fallen Angels, #2) by J.R. WardBlood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis KlauseCooking Up a Storm by Emma HollyChangeless (The Parasol Protectorate, #2) by Gail CarrigerIll Wind (Weather Warden, #1) by Rachel CaineBlue Moon (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #8) by Laurell K. HamiltonAtlantis Betrayed (Warriors of Poseidon, #6) by Alyssa DayDivine Misdemeanors (Meredith Gentry, #8) by Laurell K. HamiltonTaken by Midnight (Midnight Breed, #8) by Lara AdrianPlay of Passion (Psy-Changeling #9) by Nalini SinghStorm Glass (Glass, #1) by Maria V. SnyderInk Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2) by Melissa MarrNocturne (Austra Family, #5) by Elaine BergstromDark Hunger (Manga Version of Carpathians, #14) by Christine FeehanDemon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #10) by Kresley ColeAtlantis Betrayed (Warriors of Poseidon, #6) by Alyssa DayEmbrace The Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #2) by Alexandra IvySteamed (Steampunk Romance, #1) by Katie MacAlisterRed-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells



message 30: by Erin (new)

Erin H | 758 comments I'm in!! I'll post my list later.


message 31: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Apr 04, 2011 06:28PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (Shuga) | 881 comments Ooooo great challenge

1.BARBIE: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger READ 02.10.2011
2.GI JOE: Wild Card (Elite Ops, #1) by Lora Leigh READ 03.20.2011
3.EASY BAKE OVEN: Candy Cane Murder (Hannah Swensen) by Joanne Fluke
4.HOT WHEELS: Metro Girl (Alex Barnaby, #1) by Janet Evanovich READ 04.04.2011
5.LITE BRITE: Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10) by Charlaine Harris COMPLTED 12.15
6.ROCK'EM SOCK'EM ROBOTS: To Tame a Highland Warrior (Highlander, #2) by Karen Marie Moning COMPLETED 12.16
7.CABBAGE PATCH KIDS: The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods, #4) by Melissa de la Cruz
8.ETCH-A-SKETCH: Watchmen by Alan Moore
9.CONNECT FOUR: Goddess of the Sea (Goddess Summoning, #1) by P.C. Cast COMPLETED 12.29
10.RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #2) by Kim Harrison COMPLETED 10.15






message 32: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (VampireKisses2) | 48 comments What a great challenge, will look for my books and post later.


message 33: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 1173 comments I'm in. I'll post my list later.


message 34: by N.L. (new)

N.L. Riviezzo (nlriviezzo) I think I am in, just need to contemplate books.


message 35: by Miss Kate (new)

Miss Kate Reads (misskatereads) Fun Challenge! Count me in :)


message 36: by Sandra (last edited Oct 14, 2010 06:11AM) (new)

Sandra | 3932 comments RRRC Toy Stories Reading Challenge
Duration 6 months

Thanks Valorie & et al

0/12 Completed

1. Barbie:
2. GI Joe: Lover Revealed
3. Easy Bake Oven: Venom
4. Hot Wheels: One Foot in the Grave
5. Lite Brite: Unholy Magic
6. Rock'em Sock'em Robots: Warrior
7. Cabbage Patch Kids: Fire Study
8. Etch-A-Sketch: The Darkest Pleasure
9. Connect Four: Destined for an Early Grave
10. Raggedy Ann & Andy: At Grave's End

Bonus:
Playing Dress-ups: Until the Knight Comes
Leggo/Blocks (creating towns): City of Ghosts


message 37: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9116 comments I'm in! Sounds like fun- you know I can't resist.


message 38: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (mammalynz) | 50 comments I am in! sounds like lots of fun! I will post my list as I go!


message 39: by Jasmin (last edited Feb 21, 2011 07:55PM) (new)

Jasmin (princ3ssjasmin) | 91 comments OMG, I think I'm joining more challenges than I can handle!

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RRRC Toy Stories Reading Challenge
Duration: December 1, 2010 – May 31, 2011

10/12 Done!

1. Barbie: Shopaholic and Baby (Shopaholic, #5) by Sophie Kinsella 02/18 ★★★★★
2. GI Joe: Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4) by J.R. Ward 12/11 ★★☆☆☆
3. Easy Bake Oven: Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel 02/20 ★★★★☆
4. Hot Wheels: Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry #2) by Simone Elkeles 02/21 ★★★★★
5. Lite Brite: Forgive My Fins (Fins #1) by Tera Lynn Childs 01/04 ★★★★☆
6. Rock'em Sock'em Robots: The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) by Gena Showalter 12/29 ★★★★☆
7. Cabbage Patch Kids: Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins 01/09 ★★★☆
8. Etch-A-Sketch: Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (Highland Pleasures, #2) by Jennifer Ashley 01/03 ★★★★★
9. Connect Four: Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers, #4) by Lisa Kleypas 12/03 ★★★★★
10. Raggedy Ann & Andy: Succubus on Top (Georgina Kincaid, #2) by Richelle Mead 12/27 ★★★★★
Bonus two:
11. Tamagotchi (pet): The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
12. Hamm (coin bank): The Duke (Knight Miscellany #1) by Gaelen Foley

*list still subject to change

Shopaholic and Baby (Shopaholic, #5) by Sophie Kinsella Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4) by J.R. Ward Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2) by Simone Elkeles Forgive My Fins (Fins, #1) by Tera Lynn Childs The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) by Gena Showalter Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (Highland Pleasures, #2) by Jennifer Ashley Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers, #4) by Lisa Kleypas Succubus on Top (Georgina Kincaid, #2) by Richelle Mead The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein The Duke (Knight Miscellany, #1) by Gaelen Foley


message 40: by Alycia (new)

Alycia | 152 comments Jasmin wrote: "OMG, I think I'm joining more challenges than I can handle!"

I do that all the time Jasmin! I have even cut down, but I do like challenges that last a few months. I don't stress as much as monthly challenges.


message 41: by Leah (last edited Oct 12, 2010 07:53PM) (new)

Leah (nickyoflaherty) Duration 6 Months
Start Date: October 10, 2010
End Date:April 10, 2010


1. Barbie:
2. GI Joe: The Marcelli Princess by Susan Mallery (Brother was in the military, she was a spy)
3. Easy Bake Oven: Sweet Spot by Susan Mallery
4. Hot Wheels: Under Her Skin by Susan Mallery
5. Lite Brite: Soulless by Gail Carriger
6. Rock'em Sock'em Robots: Crave by J.R. Ward
7. Cabbage Patch Kids: Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
8. Etch-A-Sketch:
9. Connect Four: Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
10. Raggedy Ann & Andy: Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

Bonus two: Pick your favorite toys and post your own book categories!


message 42: by Alycia (last edited Nov 08, 2010 03:19PM) (new)

Alycia | 152 comments Duration 6 months, start date 10/12

5/12 completed
Books subject to change :)

1.Barbie: Dying in style- read 10/28
2.GI Joe: Angel's Blood- read 11/5
3.Easy Bake Oven:A Lot Like Love
4.Hot Wheels: Riding Wild
5.Lite Brite: Seven Nights to Forever
6.Rock'em Sock 'em: Knight of Pleasure
7.Cabbage patch kids: Ten Ways to be Adored when Landing a Lord- read 11/8
8.Etch a Sketch: Coming Undone
9.Connect Four: Ghouls gone wild- read 10/22
10.Raggedy Ann & Andy: At The Bride Hunt Ball- read 10/23

Bonus:
My Little Ponies: Bound, Branded, & Brazen
Red Ryder BB Gun: Badcock


message 43: by KimKirt (new)

KimKirt | 1638 comments Sure, I'll try!


message 44: by Carla (new)

Carla (Carla981) | 108 comments Books TBD


1.Barbie:
2.GI Joe:
3.Easy Bake Oven:
4.Hot Wheels:
5.Lite Brite:
6.Rock'em Sock 'em:
7.Cabbage patch kids:
8.Etch a Sketch:
9.Connect Four:
10.Raggedy Ann & Andy:

Bonus:
My Little Ponies: (A book with a horse - or kelpie - in it or a character who works with horses)
Magic 8 Ball: (A book about psychics or has a psychic character in it)


Macwolf01 [Elise] (Macwolf01) | 1010 comments I'm in too


message 46: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (BJRose) | 4412 comments Six months is good - count me in as well!


message 47: by Melinda (new)

Melinda (Disney4me) | 67 comments Count me in! Great challenge!! 6 month challenge, I'll post my choices later!


message 48: by Whitney (new)

 Whitney (Whitneyanne13) What a great challenge. Count me in! :D


message 49: by Mel W (new)

Mel W (MelW) | 981 comments I'm in, and it just so happens the book I'm reading conveniently fits into one of the categories :)

TOY STORIES READING CHALLENGE
Duration: 6 months - Start Date: 11/10/2010

0/10 + Bonus: 0/2 read

1. Barbie:
2. GI Joe:
3. Easy Bake Oven: Getting Lucky by Susan Andersen main female character is a corporate chef
4. Hot Wheels:
5. Lite Brite:
6. Rock'em Sock'em Robots:
7. Cabbage Patch Kids:
8. Etch-A-Sketch:
9. Connect Four:
10. Raggedy Ann & Andy:

Bonus two: Pick your favorite toys and post your own book categories!

Getting Lucky (Marine #2) by Susan Andersen


message 50: by *Kyhm* (new)

*Kyhm* (exxcentrica) I'm in, I'll post as I go

Toy Stories Reading Challenge
Duration: 10/11/10 - 4/11/10
0/10 completed

1. Barbie:
2. GI Joe:
3. Easy Bake Oven:
4. Hot Wheels:
5. Lite Brite:
6. Rock'em Sock'em Robots:
7. Cabbage Patch Kids:
8. Etch-A-Sketch:
9. Connect Four:
10. Raggedy Ann & Andy:


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