Sunday, July 23, 2017

TLC TV/Movies Challenge: Jaws

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jaws

Jaws
Duration: 6 months from start date.


Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting the local police chief to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter. The film stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint, Richard Dreyfuss as oceanographer Matt Hooper, Murray Hamilton as Larry Vaughn, the mayor of Amity Island, and Lorraine Gary as Brody's wife, Ellen. The screenplay is credited to both Benchley, who wrote the first drafts, and actor-writer Carl Gottlieb, who rewrote the script during principal photography.

Levels:
Observer: 1-5 Tasks
Film Buff: 6-11 Tasks
Cinephile: 12+ Tasks

TASKS:

Film is based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. 
1. Read Jaws by Peter Benchley.
2. Read a book with a four letter title. 
3. Read a book with a title that begins with a "J".
4. Read a book with a predator - your interpretation.
5. Read a book with a MPG Thriller.

The book is set in Amity, a seaside resort town on Long Island, New York. The movie was filmed on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts
6. Read a book set in New York.
7. Read a book set in a seaside resort town.
8. Read a book set on an island.
9. Read a book set in Massachusetts.

In the book, Brody's wife starts a romantic relationship with Hooper, who is the younger brother of a man she used to date, and the two have a brief affair in a motel outside of town. 
10. Read a book where characters have an affair.
11. Read a book where characters spend the night in a hotel.

Characters and Cast
12. Read a book with a police chief.
13. Read a book where the mayor plays a prominent part.
14. Read a book with a character that hunts or fishes.
15. Read a book with a character that is a scientist of some kind.
16. Read a book with an author named (first or last) Peter, Carl, Hamilton, Steven or Shaw.
17. Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a "R".

Now considered one of the greatest films ever made, Jaws was the prototypical summer blockbuster, with its release regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history. Jaws became the highest-grossing film of all time until the release of Star Wars (1977). It was followed by three sequels. 
18. Read a book that a friend has given 5 stars.
19. Read a book in a series with at least 4 books.
20. Read a book published in the summer months of where you live. Tell us your country and the month the book is published.


Challenge Rules
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*Please explain briefly how your book fits a task.
*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.

*Please update your original post as you go but also post an occasional message to let us know how you're getting on, if you would like to.

*When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge 

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please use the TLC STANDARD RULES when participating in this challenge.
If you are not familiar with these rules, please click on the link and read them over.

Info from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_(f... and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_(n... 


August 2017 Scavenger Hunt - Vacation!

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Each month we will give you a list of 50 themed words to find in your books. 

There is no limit to how many words you can get per book.

For each word please post a link to the book, the author, the date you finished it, plus the page number/location and sentence where you found the word.

EXAMPLE -
Apple - A Touch of Ice - L.J. Charles (1/10/16) 
I had a weakness for apple pie, heavy on the cinnamon... (loc. 245)

Any genre/format is fine. 
Re-reads are OK. 
No page minimum.
To count a book towards the challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge. 

At the end of the month please re-post your whole challenge as a new message so that we can award your Hall of Fame badge!

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for, you can still claim a badge for the words you did get.) 


Our theme for August is...

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Choose your Level:
Weekend Break – 10-20 words
Annual Leave – 21-40 words
Trip of a Lifetime – 41-50 words


DURATION: 1st August 2017 - 31st August 2017

***Reserve your spot but no hunting till the 1st!***

Happy hunting!

Word List

1. Airport
2. Baggage
3. Boat
4. Booking
5. Break
6. Camera
7. Cruise
8. Currency
9. Customs
10. Destination
11. Explore
12. Flight
13. Foreign
14. Guide
15. Holiday
16. Hotel
17. Island
18. Journey
19. Landmark
20. Leisure
21. Luggage
22. Map
23. Motel
24. Pack
25. Passport
26. Photograph
27. Plane
28. Pool
29. Postcard
30. Relax
31. Reservation
32. Resort
33. Safari
34. Ship
35. Souvenir
36. Station
37. Suitcase
38. Sunbathe
39. Ticket
40. Tour
41. Tourist
42. Train
43. Translate
44. Transport
45. Travel
46. Trip
47. Trunk
48. Vacation
49. Visa
50. Voyage

Saturday, July 22, 2017

AMMP August 2017 Word Hunt

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#50s

Welcome to the 1950's! This month the word hunt is celebrating the fads and events of the 50's decade. 

5 words per book. 5 words per badge. Plurals are fine.

Word List

prosperity
suburb/suburban
baby boom(er)
interstate
highway
discrimination
segregation
racism
civil rights
boycott
cold war
communism
Korea(n)
war
credit card(s)
remote control
television
transistor
Peanuts
seat belt(s)
Playboy
polio
vaccine/vaccination
Disneyland
McDonald's
Elvis
hula hoop
James
rebel
Cuba(n)

Badges


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Throughout this theme, each challenge will be tagged (#) with the decades that it covers. 
As you visit the decades, you can collect badges. 
There are multiple badges for each decade. 
You can collect one badge each time you successfully visit that decade. A successful visit is considered 'completing' a challenge. For the purposes of this tour, a challenge is considered complete when you have earned one badge (other than a participation badge). 
For challenges that span several decades, you have successfully visited a second decade when you have earned the next badge. 
If a one month challenge spans several decades, you may claim a badge for each decade covered, even if you only complete one level. 
Badges may be claimed in any order.

BFTP: Fun Things To Do in August

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**The original version of this challenge was posted in August 2015 by Penni**

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What are your plans for August? Trip to the beach? Lazing by the pool? You could visit one of these annual August events - or you could just stay at home and read instead!

Information for this challenge was taken from the website travelchannel.com

Pick your level and complete the required amount of reading tasks. 

Duration: 3 months from your start date

Levels

Pimento: 5-9 tasks
****Jalapeno - 10-14 tasks****
Habanero - 15 tasks

RULES

*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for ONE task 
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*Please explain briefly how your book fits a task.
*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.

*Please update your original post as you go but also post an occasional message to let us know how you're getting on, if you would like to.

*When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge 

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please see TLC Standard Challenge Rules for further details.

THE EVENTS AND TASKS 

Lollapalooza (Chicago)
Head to Chicago's historic Grant Park for a 3-day, ultimate jam session featuring artists from a variety of genres, including alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip-hop.
Read a book that takes place in Chicago OR a book that has a concert or some type of musical performance.

La Tomatina (Bunol, Spain)
Tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes are the star of this annual tomato-throwing festival. La Tomatina, possibly the world's biggest food fight, has been held in the town of Bunol in the Valencia region of Spain since 1945. Let loose and start throwing, just make sure to bring a pair of goggles -- more than 100 tons of over-ripe tomatoes will be thrown into the streets!
Read a book that takes place in Spain OR a book that has a red cover (show us the cover)

PGA Championship (Charlotte, NC)
Love golf? Tee up and head to this annual golf tournament, one of the four major championships in pro golf. 2017's PGA Championship takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Read a book with an author or main character named Charlotte OR a book where a character takes part in a tournament or competition of some kind (tell us how it fits)

Happy Birthday, Hawaii!
Do your patriotic duty, and honour the Aloha State with a visit this month -- August 21 marks Hawaii's admittance as the 50th state. 
Read a book that is set on an island OR a book with either 21 or 50 in the page total (321 or 450 etc)

Elvis Week (Memphis, TN)
Shake, rattle and roll! Memphis, TN, marks its annual Elvis Week celebration each August. There's always something for Elvis fans, including the big draw each year, the annual Elvis Tribute Artists contest. Who will be crowned the King?
Read a book that has an Elvis (real or impersonated) in it OR a book with a King .

Maine Lobster Festival (Rockland, ME)
The annual Maine Lobster Festival kicks off this month, and you won't want to miss a moment of it! Over the course of the 5-day festival, more than 20,000 lbs. of lobster will be served. Plus, see the annual Lobster Crate Race, cooking contest and the Maine Sea Goddess coronation!
Read a book that is set near the sea (tell us where) OR a book that features a goddess.

Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival (Seattle)
Get a full dose of culture during Labor Day weekend. Head to Seattle for this music and arts fest -- it's one of the largest in North America. Bumbershoot began in 1971; today the annual gathering draws artists in film, music, spoken word, theater, dance, visual arts and more.
Read a book that has a character involved in the arts - film, theatre, art, or dance (tell us which) OR a book that is set in Seattle/Washington.

US Open Tennis Tournament (Queens, NY)
The stars of tennis hit the court for one of the oldest tennis championships in the world. First held in 1881, the US Open is the fourth and final tennis major of the year’s Grand Slam tournaments -- and the only one held in North America
Read a book that is #4 in a series (tell us the series) OR a book with a title that begins with one of the letters in TENNIS (not including 'the', ''a' or 'an')

Cowal Highland Gathering (Dunoon, Scotland)
See big, brawny men in flowing Scottish skirts compete in the largest Highland games in the world -- the Cowal Highland Gathering. Also known as the Cowal Games, the annual event is held in the Scottish town of Dunoon, attracting more than 23,000 spectators to celebrate Scottish and Celtic culture.
Read a book set in Scotland OR a book with a skirt on the cover - in honour of all those Scots men in kilts! (show us the cover)

Burning Man (Black Rock Desert, NV)
Imagine spending a week in a remote desert, cut off from the outside world, to experience and celebrate life. Get your chance at Burning Man -- the largest outdoor festival in North America. Each year, the annual event, held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, welcomes more than 60,000 people. 
Read a book that has a fire on the cover (show us the cover) OR a book where a character is cut off from civilization or isolated in some way (tell us how)

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Sturgis, SD)
Drive through South Dakota's famed Black Hills, and meet 400,000 hardcore bikers and babes at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The annual event takes place the first week of August, with the usual motor-roarin' fanfare and bad-ass leather. 
Read a book that has someone wearing leather on the cover (show us the cover) OR a book with a character who rides a motorcycle.

State Fair Season
State fair season kicks off in August; visit the stars of the season like the Orange County Fair, which draws more than 1.5 million fairgoers, or the Minnesota State Fair, which TV personality/chef, Andrew Zimmern calls his own slice of heavenly obsession. With state fair staples like ice-cold lemonade and fried treats, we can see why.
Read a book with an orange cover (show us the cover) OR a book set in Minnesota.

World’s Longest Yard Sale! (127 Corridor Sale)
Proving one man's trash is another man's treasure grab a wad of cash for the World's Longest Yard Sale! Held the first or second week in August, this frugal-shopper's dream stretches more than 690 miles -- from its birthplace in Jamestown, TN, all the way north to Addison, MI, and south to Gadsden, AL
Read a book that has 400+ pages OR read a book that you borrowed from the library, got for free, borrowed or bought cheap.

August Doins Rodeo (Payson, AZ)
Slip on a pair of boots, and head to the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo. First held in 1884, the August Doins Rodeo takes place each August in Arizona’s cool mountain town of Payson.
Read a book that involves a cowboy, a rodeo or a ranch (tell us which) OR a book with boots on the cover (show us the cover)

Hatch Chile Festival (Hatch, NM)
Chile aficionados, get your peppery fix at the Hatch Chile Festival. The annual festival kicks off at the end of August, and showcases mouthwatering (and burning) chile-packed dishes such as creamed corn, burritos and cheeseburgers. Thank Hatch Valley's volcanic soil, plentiful sun and 4,000-foot elevation for their chiles' tasty perfection.
Read a book set in New Mexico OR a book where a character eats some kind of Mexican/Tex-Mex cuisine - chilli, burritos, tacos, fajitas etc (tell us the page number and sentence)

Friday, July 21, 2017

August Scattergories

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The general rules of Scattergories are you are given a list of categories and a time limit. Then the letter dice is rolled and you have to come up with something that matches your letter and the category.

This “Challenge” works in conjunction with the other challenges you may participate in this month. You may use a book to fulfill multiple items (you don't have to read 12 books this month...don't worry!) While you are fulfilling the requirements of your other challenges, be on the lookout for the following items (they may be on the cover or mentioned in the book)

Rules: books must be 150+ pages, rereads are ok, as long as you read the whole thing, you must read more than 50% of the book in the month of the challenge, please post a link to the book and author and post the date you finished reading the book. Please repost your entire challenge to have the mods verify and to have badges awarded

The Challenge: I will post a list of 12 categories, 6 general relating to any book, and 6 specific to that month. You can start reading on the 1st. The goal is to get as many points as possible by the end of the month.

The scoring: for the first 6 tasks, you need to read 
1. A book with a title that begins with the letter of the month
2. A book with an author whose first or last name begin with the letter of the month
3. A book with a Main Character whose first or last name begins with the letter of the month (I will accept a nick name)
4. A book with a Secondary Character whose first or last name begins with the letter of the month. (I will accept a nick name)
5. A book that has a location beginning with the letter of the month (either a name or a place - library/Lincoln)
6. A book with an item on the cover that begins with the letter of the month. (you must post the cover & state what the item is.)
For 1-4, you can score additional points for more words starting with the letter of the month - the authors/characters first AND last name begin with letter of the month or the title has more words beginning with the letter of the month). Score 1 extra point per word/name beginning with letter of the month.
For the Specials Section, you can either find the given word in the text of your book for one point OR you can find a word that fits the given word that begins with the letter of the month for 2 points. 
(if the given letter is T & you are looking for "Chocolate" you can find the word Chocolate or find "Truffle" or "Turtle" (as in the candy kind.) If you find the word Chocolate you score 1 point. If you find a word that begins with the letter of the month, you score 2 points. 
Please give the location of the word and the sentence it is found in. For every word in that sentence that begins with the letter of the month, you get one more point per word. {Tyler found Tami's favorite TRUFFLES at the local pharmacy. Score for this sentence: 5 points: Tyler (1) Tami (1) Truffles (2) the (1)}

August 1, 2017-August 31, 2017

Items:
General
1. Book Title:
2. Author:
3. Main Character:
4. Secondary Character:
5. Place:
6. Cover:

August Specials:

August 5 is Celebrate the Spirit of Sisterhood. The Anglo-Saxons called August Weod monath which means (wait for it...) Weed month because it is the month when weeds grow most rapidly! In August 1911, the Mona Lisa was Stolen from the Louvre & remained missing until 1913. On August 22, August was the 55th most Popular name in Sweden in 2014. on August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set off on his first Voyage across the Atlantic, and, August is National Family Fun Month!!!

7. Sister
8. Weed
9. Stolen
10. Popular
11. Voyage
12. Family

And your letter is....