Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SFRC Easy As Pie

Stress Free Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads




                               Easy as Pie Thanksgiving Dinner Challenge 

Useful Information

🍁  Questions, comments, help - ask here.

🍁 Any book completed on (or after) your individual start date is eligible. Please record completed books in a new post.

🍁 Please include the following information in your Completion Post:

    Landmark:
    Task:
    Book:
    Completion Date:
    How Book Fits Task:

🍁 There are awards for each landmark completed and a final award for completion of the challenge.

🍁 For larger image of map, please visit Incidental Comics 

🍁 As always, if you have any questions or find something confusing, please


                                                                                     * Image from Incidental Comics 

Landmarks 
❖ Southern Fork
When you are ready to begin, please complete on of the following:
1. Read a book whose author's initials are found in STOC or SASS.
2. Read a book with a main character who loves to cook and/or drink.

❖ Cranberry Sauce Bog
❖ Republic of Turkey
❖ Dinner Roll Mesa
❖ Mashed Potato Atoll and Gravy Lagoon
❖ Sweet Potato Peak and Marshmallow Glacier
❖ Western Stuffing Slope
❖ Northern Rim
❖ Gravy Divide
❖ Eastern Stuffing Slope
❖ CruditΓ©s Dam
❖ Untouched Casserole Wilderness
❖ Great Pie Ruins 





RRRC 2017 December Monthly Challenge

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads


2017 December Monthly Challenge

1. 'D' is for December:
 - Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'..

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in December of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in December of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years.

3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Elizabeth Hoyt , or by any author with her first or last name.

Fun Facts about Elizabeth:
* Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance
* She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper
* Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
* Elizabeth's first novel, The Raven Prince, was the Winner RT Book Reviews‘ 2006 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Sensual Historical Romance
* She writes the fairy tales in her books herself. They often are based on older fairy tales, myths or legends, though, so parts of them may sound familiar.

So you may read any book set in Minnesota, or a historical or contemporary romance, or a book that has won an award (of any kind), or a book that is a fairy tale retelling.

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000).

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name.

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!)

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter.

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with.

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!

You can choose any number of categories depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitment.

When posting your challenge progress, please make sure to put the date/s when you finished your book/s. 

Upon completion, please repost your challenge as it helps when updating, you may update your original challenge as or go or repost if you choose.

Happy Reading!!

Monday, November 20, 2017

RRRC 2017 December Word Hunt

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads


Monthly Word Hunt 
1 - 31 December 2017

This challenge is to see if you can find all the words listed below within your reading for the month. You do not need to preselect a level.

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

December
alley
candle
dragon
fireplace
gift
glove
knuckle
tenth
tinsel
virgin



Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.

leaf
monarch
ornament
paralysed
verse




To prove that you have found the word, please quote the page, percentage or LOC (Kindle) and include the sentence in which it appears.

Audiobooks are allowed so long as you can quote the page/%/LOC and the sentence. (Eg Using whispersync or finding that sentence in some other way.)

You must find the actual word or the word's root word must be at the core with the meaning essentially remaining the same ~ just turned into a noun, adjective, adverb etc. No prefixes or hyphenated extensions. An extension is allowed where it is often the accepted spelling eg goodbye or good-bye.

Where a word has more than one meaning, either meaning may be used. Eg coast (beachfront) or coast (moving without effort) etc

Please post all entries, updates, final posts and questions in this thread.


Examples for 'Reversal'
Reverse - Laser Visions √ 15 May
p50-51 : There were a couple of bands Tam had that this person didn't, but none in the reverse.

Reversing - Sunset √ 10 Jul
p204 : Reversing his grip on his katana, he held it out to Nick.

Friday, November 17, 2017

TLC Colors of the Month - Purple

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads



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Colors of the Month - Purple
Duration: November 15, 2017- December 14, 2017


This is a monthly challenge that coordinates with A Color Scavenger Hunt posted by Sharon. 
You may do as many tasks as you wish. 
A badge will be awarded for participation.

Tasks:
1. Read a book whose cover is a shade of the color of the month. 
Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore Jane, Unlimited Kristin Cashore 11/19/17

2. Read a book whose author's first and last initials are in a shade of purple from the graphic above. Tell us the shade. Raisin is misspelled.
GRAPE Woods Runner Gary Paulsen 11/15/17


3. Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in PURPLE.
Ride Wild Laura Kaye 11/17/17

4. Read a book from this list - Purple Mist Turning into Fabric...

5. In Japan, purple is the color of privilege and wealth, the color associated with the Japanese aristocracy. 
πŸ’œ Read a book with a wealthy MC OR set in Japan.

6. In Britain, purple is sometimes associated with mourning. In Victorian times, close relatives wore black for the first year following a death ("deep mourning"), and then replaced it with purple or dark green trimmed with black. This is rarely practiced today.
πŸ’œ Read a book with a character that is in mourning OR a book from the Historical genre.
Down a Dark Road Linda Castillo 11/15/17

7. During the 1960s and early 1970s, it was also associated with counterculture, psychedelics, and musicians like Jimi Hendrix with his 1967 song "Purple Haze", or the English rock band of Deep Purple which formed in 1968. Later, in the 1980s, it was featured in the song and album Purple Rain (1984) by the American musician Prince.
πŸ’œ Read a book a with the genre or tagged with MUSIC.
Jacob's Ladder: Gabe Katie Ashley 11/16/17

8. As early as the 15th century BC the citizens of Sidon and Tyre, two cities on the coast of Ancient Phoenicia, (present day Lebanon), were producing purple dye from a sea snail called the spiny dye-murex. Clothing colored with the Tyrian dye was mentioned in both the Iliad of Homer and the Aeneid of Virgil. The deep, rich purple dye made from this snail became known as Tyrian purple.
πŸ’œ Read a book with a seashell on the cover OR a title that begins with a T, but not "the".
Trust Kylie Scott 11/20/17

9. A purple heart is awarded to United States military veterans when injured while serving their country. A symbol of honor for sacrifice.
πŸ’œ Read a book with a character that has sacrificed something for another.

10. Purple is the color of the ball in Snooker Plus with a 10-point value. In the game of pool, purple is the color of the 4-solid and the 12-striped balls.
πŸ’œ Read a book with a ball OR stripes on the cover.


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.
*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. 

*When you have finished, please re-post your whole challenge as a new message and MARK AS FINISHED 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. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

TLC Hit Songs of 2011

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


hit of 2011

Hit Songs of 2011
Duration: 6 Months From Starting Date



Tasks:
1. "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

Read a book where someone is brokenhearted OR whose author's first or last initial is an A.
2. "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
Read a book where a character goes to a party OR goes dancing at a club.
3. "Firework" by Katy Perry
Read a book where a character has a "spark" in them OR where fireworks are mentioned in the story. Tell us the sentence and page/location.
Because of Him Jessica Roe 11/2/17 Loc 1695 Fireworks explode over our heads but neither of us notice as our lips clash.

4. "E.T." by Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
Read a book with a character that is an alien OR whose title starts with E.
Jane, Unlimited Kristin Cashore 11/19/17

5. "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
Read a book where a character "can't promise tomorrow" OR a book with many authors, like an anthology.
6. "Grenade" by Bruno Mars
Read a book with a MPG Suspense/Romantic Suspense OR with a character that protects others.

7. "F**k You" by CeeLo Green
Read a book with a character that is hateful OR is "small minded". 

8. "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj
Read a book with a male character that wears a suit OR is extremely good looking.
After the Storm Linda Castillo 11/7/17

9. "Moves like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
Read a book where characters have sex OR where one character lets another control things (your interpretation).
The Probability of Violet & Luke Jessica Sorensen 11/8/17

10. "Just Can't Get Enough" by The Black Eyed Peas
Read a book with JUST, CAN'T, GET, or ENOUGH in the title.

11. "On the Floor" by Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
Read a book where a character is a dancer OR with a Hispanic character.

12. "S&M" by Rihanna
Read a kinky book OR whose author's first and last initials are in RIHANNA.

13. "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People
Read a YA book OR a book with athletic shoes on the cover.

14. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" by Katy Perry
Read a book with a character that is wild OR with a character that had "Pictures of last night, Ended up online" happen to them.
Walk the Edge Katie McGarry 11/11/17

15. "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
Read a book where a character does not realize how attractive they are OR with lips on the cover - must be prominent.

16. Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E
Read a book with TONIGHT in the title OR a Romance.
The Destiny of Violet & Luke Jessica Sorensen 11/8/17

17. "Raise Your Glass" by Pink
Read a book with a character who feels left out from the popular crowd OR with a drinking glass on the cover.
Seth & Greyson Jessica Sorensen 11/9/17

18. "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga
Read a book with a MPG GLBT or any of the subgenres OR with a character who is different than how others want them to be.
The Redemption of Callie & Kayden Jessica Sorensen 11/8/17

19. "F**kin' Perfect" by Pink
Read a book where a character feels "less than perfect" OR with a pink cover.

20. "Good Life" by OneRepublic
Read a book where the MC has a good life OR a book set in London.
McKettrick's Luck Linda Lael Miller 11/14/17

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.
*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. 

*When you have finished, please re-post your whole challenge as a new message and MARK AS FINISHED 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.


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

GHRWAK KICK'N NOVEMBER THANKSGIVING FEAST CHALLENGE

Gotta Have Romance with a Kick discussion on goodreads

Gotta Have Challenges  KICK'N NOVEMBER THANKSGIVING FEAST CHALLENGE 



Welcome to our Kick'n November Challenge. I thought we can have ourselves a Thanksgiving Feast but instead of filling ourselves with food we will fill ourselves with books and we wouldn't have to worry about all the calorie intake. This will be calorie. YAY! So if we all like calorie-free let's begin.

Before you begin, you have a decision to make and that is whether you will like to roll one or two dies. We all begin at Start. When you roll your Die You will subtract that number from 20 and then read for that task until you get to your Feast. Simple? Well not as simple as you think. Now here's the kicker. If you land on a number that you have already did you are to do a task that you have not done yet. LOL. You didn't really think I would make it that easy for you, did you? It is a challenge after all. Have fun my lovely Kickers.


Spot Tasks:

8 ~ November:
 

~ Read a book where the title begins with "N" or an author whose first or last initial begins with "N"
~ Read a book where the character/s travels to see someone. Bonus: Family
~ Read a book with a Fall scene or colors on the cover.

9 ~ Daylight Saving:
~ Read a book with a setting sun on the cover.
~ Read a book that has a relaxing scene.
~ Read a book with a 5 in the page count or published date.

10 ~ All Souls & Saints Day: 
~Read a book with an angel or demon in the book.
~ Read a book with a moon on the cover.
~ Read a novella. (page count <100 span="">

11 ~ Veteran's Day: Read a book where an MC is in law enforcement/Military or has an older character in the story.
~ Read a book with someone who is a politician or is running for a position in some type of position.
~ Read a book with an antihero. 

12 ~ Emotional Times:
~ Read a book with a lusty character.
~ Read a book with a temperamental character.
~ Read a book a good natured character. 

13 ~ Dias de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead): 
~ Read a book tagged artist.
~ Read a book with a tattoo on the cover.
~ Read a book where you can find B-L-A-C-K in any order on the cover.

14 ~ Anything Goes: 
~ Read a book that has an MC that is a cowboy/cowgirl.
~ Read a book with a HOT cover (be creative). 
~ Read a book with a shifter (any) or an animal on the cover.

15 ~ Football Madness:
~ Read a book tagged sports.
~ Read a book with an open field on the cover.
~ Read a book where the MC wins something. 

16 ~ Book Lovers Day:
~ Read a book from your favorite author.
~ Read a book of your choice.
~ Read a new release/a book you got as a gift, mailed to you or an ebook. 

17 ~ Thanksgiving:
~ The first Thanksgiving was 1621. Read a book with a page count 1621 in any order.
~ Read a book with food on the cover or an MC that is a cook/chef/baker.
~ Read a book where an MC that does something good for another. 

18 Start of the Holiday Frenzy:
~ Read a book where someone goes shopping.
~ Read a book with a musician in the story. 
~ Read a book tagged holiday or a book where the characters are celebrating something special.



Roll#1: 20-(2+5)=13

13 ~ Dias de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead): 
~ Read a book tagged artist.
~ Read a book where you can find B-L-A-C-K in any order on the cover.
~ Read a book with a tattoo on the cover.

Ride Wild (Raven Riders, #3) by Laura Kaye Ride Wild Laura Kaye 11/17/17

Roll #2: 20-(6+6)=8
8 ~ November: 
~ Read a book where the title begins with "N" or an author whose first or last initial begins with "N"
~ Read a book where the character/s travels to see someone. Bonus: Family

A Darkness Strange and Lovely Susan Dennard 11/21/17
~ Read a book with a Fall scene or colors on the cover. 


Roll #3: 20-(1+1)=18
18 Start of the Holiday Frenzy:
~ Read a book where someone goes shopping.
~ Read a book with a musician in the story. 
~ Read a book tagged holiday or a book where the characters are celebrating something special.