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WINTER CHALLENGE 2011: EARTH > 5.2. That bugs me!

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message 1: by Sandy (last edited Dec 01, 2011 04:39AM) (new)

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5.2. That bugs me!
About 900,000 living species of insects have been identified, representing over 80 percent of the total number of species on Earth. It has been estimated that there are far more species that have not been identified than that have – and that there may be anywhere from 2 million to 30 million different species of insects! Here's a list to help you start learning about insects - Bug Bios and Pictures .

Read a book with an insect on the cover or in the title or subtitle. The word "bug" or "insect" will also work, as will a picture of a bug on the cover even if you can't exactly identify it!(NOTE – spiders are not insects!)
REQUIRED: If you use the cover option, you must post a picture of the cover.

Here's one list to get you started - Butterflies
The usual caveat applies to all lists - check to make sure your book of choice actually fits.


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message 4: by [deleted user] (last edited Nov 18, 2011 10:38PM) (new)

Just wondering if this book would count (if you squint you can see some ants on the leaves) :) The Darkest Part of the Woods by Ramsey Campbell


message 5: by Sandy (new)

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☆Rebecca G. wrote: "Just wondering if this book would count (if you squint you can see some ants on the leaves) :)The Darkest Part of the Woods by Ramsey Campbell"

Ants are definitely insects - but if they're hard to see, be sure to point them out when you post.


message 6: by Judy (new)

Judy | 861 comments Would Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart work for this task? There are winged insects and other bugs on the cover.

Thanks!


message 7: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments Just wanted to make sure that The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest will work?


message 8: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 824 comments Would a tattoo of a butterfly work? The man on this cover The Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld, #6) by Gena Showalter has a butterfly tattoo on his shoulder.


message 9: by Sandy (new)

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Valorie wrote: "Would a tattoo of a butterfly work? The man on this cover The Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld, #6) by Gena Showalter has a butterfly tattoo on his shoulder."

★Meghan★ wrote: "Just wanted to make sure that The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest will work?"

Judy wrote: "Would Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart work for this task? There are winged insects and other bugs on the cover.!"

All of these are fine


message 10: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 824 comments Thanks!


message 11: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (stacita) | 241 comments Does it have to be a specific insect, or would you take the word "bug" in the title?


message 12: by Sandy (new)

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Stacey wrote: "Does it have to be a specific insect, or would you take the word "bug" in the title?"

"bug" in the title is fine.


message 13: by chucklesthescot (new)

chucklesthescot On the provided list there is a Red Passion Flower Butterfly mentioned. Does this mean we can use red or passion or flower in our book title? I was looking at using Red Hot Fury.


message 14: by Sandy (new)

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chucklesthescot wrote: "On the provided list there is a Red Passion Flower Butterfly mentioned. Does this mean we can use red or passion or flower in our book title? I was looking at using Red Hot Fury."

no, it has to be the actual name of a bug, not just an isolated word that doesn't describe a bug itself.


message 15: by Soelo (last edited Dec 03, 2011 09:06AM) (new)

Soelo | 118 comments Can I use the word Fly if it is not referring to the insect? Like Fly Away Home or Expecting to Fly?


message 16: by Sandy (new)

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Sarah wrote: "Can I use the word Fly if it is not referring to the insect? Like Fly Away Home or Expecting to Fly?"

yes, the word is the name of a bug, so it works.


message 17: by chucklesthescot (new)

chucklesthescot Sandy wrote: "chucklesthescot wrote: "On the provided list there is a Red Passion Flower Butterfly mentioned. Does this mean we can use red or passion or flower in our book title? I was looking at using [book:Re..."

No problem, thanks x


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Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) | 12 comments Candlemoth - R.J. Ellory any good?


message 19: by Sandy (new)

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Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Candlemoth - R.J. Ellory any good?"

yes, "moth" is in the title in a way that preserves its sense as a bug,(as opposed to, say, a book with "smother" in the title, so that's okay.


message 20: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7592 comments all i can say is thank god mosquito is listed...lol! I requested a book from the library for the Make it Work because it had a dress on it, to find that they had the wrong ISBN and it doesn't have a dress on it :(


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (moragepona) | 124 comments Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3) by Melissa Marr would work, right?


message 22: by Sandy (new)

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Sarah wrote: "Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3) by Melissa Marr would work, right?"

yes


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