Monday, February 19, 2018

TLC Crazy Doughnut Flavors - Part Two

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Quarterly Challenges  Crazy Doughnut Flavors - Part Two      


crazy doughnut flavors

Crazy Doughnut Flavors - Part Two
Duration: 3 months from starting date.

TASKS:


1. BUTTER DIGITS: Peanut butter filling, homemade Butterfinger crunch
๐Ÿฉ Read a book with a number in the title (any kind will do) OR set in the Southern US OR with fingers on the cover. Please post the cover.

2. CARNIVAL: honey glaze + rainbow sprinkles
๐Ÿฉ Read a book with an amusement ride on the cover OR whose author's first and last initials are in CARNIVAL OR with a one word title.

3. THE CHARLESTON! - Bourbon cream filling. Toffee glaze topped w/ homemade pralines!
๐Ÿฉ Read a book set in Charleston or South Carolina OR where a character bakes at home OR where you find BOURBON in the text. Give us a sentence and page/loc #.

4. FANCY FIG: Fig, Honey, Balsamic
๐Ÿฉ Read a book with the letters FIG in the title (does not have to be together) OR with a honey colored cover (please post the cover) OR set in Italy.

5. IRISH CAR BOMB: Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream w/ a Guinness glaze!
๐Ÿฉ Read a book with an Irish character OR where a character drinks Bailey's Irish Cream or Guinness OR with a shamrock on the cover. Please post the cover.

6. KULFI: a cardamom-pistachio filling with a mango glaze
๐Ÿฉ Read a book set in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, and the Middle East OR from Spices in the Title OR with a title that begins with a K.

7. MORNING BUZZ: mocha glaze + cookie crumbs
๐Ÿฉ Read a book that is set in a coffee shop OR with chocolate or cookies on the cover (please post the cover) OR with the word MORNING in the title.

8. PLAIN JANE: a naked doughnut
๐Ÿฉ Read a book with a female character that thinks she is not attractive OR a book with a PLAIN cover (please post the cover) OR with a MC or author named Jane.

9. THE PURPLE GOAT: Berry goat cheese filling with lavender glaze!
๐Ÿฉ Read a book with lavender or purple cover (please post the cover) OR from Purple Mist Turning into Fabric... OR set on a farm or with a goat in the story.

10. ROCKY SHORES: honey glaze + cinnamon sugar + mini chocolate chips
๐Ÿฉ Read a book set by the water OR with the word SHORES in the title or series name OR with a ROCKY SHORE on the cover. Please post the cover.

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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.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Precinct 81: 069. Puzzle Me This

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Puzzle Me This   069. Puzzle Me This    

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๐Ÿ”ซ Sign up

๐Ÿ”ซ Pick the rank you are aiming for and label your post.

๐Ÿ”ซ Find a word in the puzzle above. There are 55 crime related words hidden in total.
If you need some help, the first letter of each word can be pound under the Clue

๐Ÿ”ซ For each word found, read a book with that word in the title. 1 book / word.
You can use the singular or plural version of the word and you are also able to use a different tense of the word (Helping instead of Help).

๐Ÿ”ซ For each 10 books read you complete a rank.


The Challenge starts once you've signed up

๐Ÿ”ซ There is no time limit to this challenge, but you should be active at least once a month.

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๐Ÿš“ Use this thread for tracking only

๐Ÿš“ Questions can be asked in this thread

069. Puzzle Me This
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

TLC Colors of the Month - Black

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Monthly Challenges      Colors of the Month - Black    

black shades

Colors of the Month - Black
Duration: February 15, 2018 - March 14, 2018


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.
This Fallen Prey Kelley Armstrong 2/17/18

2. Read a book whose author's first and last initials are in a shade of black from the graphic above. Tell us the shade.
Jet Black Promise Not to Tell Jayne Ann Krentz 2/16/18

3. Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in BLACK.

4. Read a book with the word BLACK in the title or the author's name.

5. a : having dark skin, hair, and eyes : swarthy the black Irish
b (1) often capitalized : of or relating to any of various population groups having dark pigmentation of the skin black Americans (2) : of or relating to the African-American people or their culture

๐Ÿ”ฒ Read a book with a black character.
Snow Angels James Thompson 2/15/18

6. a : thoroughly sinister or evil : wicked a black deed
๐Ÿ”ฒ Read a book with a sinister or evil character. Tell their name.

7. : connected with or invoking the supernatural and especially the devil
๐Ÿ”ฒ Read a book with a supernatural story.

8. : of or relating to covert intelligence operations - black government programs
๐Ÿ”ฒ Read a book where a character works for a cover intelligence operation.

9. make black, especially by the application of black polish:
"blacking the prize bull's hooves"

๐Ÿ”ฒ Read a book with a black animal on the cover. Please post the cover.

10. (of a ski run) of the highest level of difficulty, as indicated by black markers positioned along it.
๐Ÿ”ฒ Read a book where a character plays a winter sport.

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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.    

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

TLC TV/Movie Challenge: Timeless - Season 1

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Semi-Annual Challenges    TV/Movie Challenge: Timeless - Season 1

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TV/Movie Challenge: Timeless - Season 1
Duration: 6 months from your start date.

Levels:

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

Timeless - Season 1
When an experimental time machine is stolen, a history professor, a soldier and an engineer are tasked with capturing the culprit only to learn that he plans to rewrite American history and that each of them has a connection to his plan as well as the mysterious organization that funded the machine's development.

Main Characters:
Lucy Preston: A history professor struggling to fulfill the legacy of her mother, and get back her sister.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book with a character that is a professor/teacher OR with a character that is very close to their mother and sister.
Journey to the River Sea Eva Ibbotson 1/27/18

Master Sergeant Wyatt Logan: A U.S. Army Delta Force operative trying to cope with the death of his wife, Jessica.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book with a character who is currently serving in the military OR a character that is a widow/widower.
Rattlesnake Crossing J.A. Jance 1/26/18

Rufus Carlin: A programmer assigned to pilot the prototype time machine referred to as the "Lifeboat".
๐ŸŽญ Read a book with a character that works with computers OR is a pilot.
Love Unbroken J.H. Croix 2/9/18

Special Agent Denise Christopher: The Department of Homeland Security agent in charge of the time machine recovery mission.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book with a character that is a government employee OR a LGBTQIA character.
Alone In the Dark Karen Rose 2/12/18

Connor Mason: Head of Mason Industries, the company that created the time machine.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book with a character that is the head of a company OR a character of African descent.
I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons Kevin Hart 1/28/18

Jiya Marri: A talented young programmer at Mason Industries who becomes Rufus' girlfriend.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book with a character that is 25 or younger OR works at the same company as their boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse.
Booty Call Ainsley Booth 1/31/18

Garcia Flynn: A former NSA asset who steals a fully operational time machine with the intention of changing American history.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book with a character whose family is murdered OR that is bent on revenge.
Crown Jewels Ella James 1/25/18

Episodes
1. Pilot - The team pursues Flynn to 1937, where he prevents the Hindenburg disaster in order to bomb the dirigible on its return flight to Europe, when it is carrying important Americans to the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Lucy theorizes that Flynn wants to destroy the United States of America "in the crib". Flynn tells Lucy to find out about "Rittenhouse".
๐ŸŽญ Read a Series book #1 OR a book with a page count that contains 2 of the following numbers: 1, 9, 3, 7.
Every Day David Levithan 1/30/18

2. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - Flynn travels to April 14, 1865, the date of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He works with John Wilkes Booth, intending to ensure the success of the planned assassinations of Vice President Andrew Johnson, Secretary of State William H. Seward, and General Ulysses S. Grant. Lucy meets Robert Todd Lincoln and attends the fateful performance at Ford's Theatre as his guest.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book where a character attends a play OR with an author that uses a middle initial or 3 names. eg. Robert B Parker Mary Clark Dalton
Promise Not to Tell Jayne Ann Krentz 2/16/18

3. "Atomic City"- In 1962 Las Vegas, when atomic tests are common near the city, Flynn uses intimate photographs to blackmail John F. Kennedy's mistress, Judith Campbell, into helping him steal a plutonium core, as her relationship with a general enables her to access a secure nuclear facility.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book where a character has a mistress or a lover on the side OR set in Las Vegas.
Snow Angels James Thompson 2/15/18

4. "Party at Castle Varlar" - In Germany during 1944, the team believes Flynn intends to give his nuclear weapon to the Nazis, but it turns out he is actually planning to abduct Wernher von Braun and deliver him to the Soviet Union. With help from Ian Fleming, the team secures von Braun's defection to the Allies.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book where a character is abducted OR a book by Ian Fleming.
Closer Than You Think Karen Rose 2/5/18

5. "The Alamo" - Flynn travels to March 2, 1836, and convinces Mexican President General Antonio Lรณpez de Santa Anna to attack the Alamo three days before the actual attack occurred. Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus follow suit and enter the Alamo Mission, but Flynn kills William B. Travis, preventing him from finishing his "Victory or Death" letter.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book where a character is coerced into changing their mind about something important (tell us what that is) OR with a character that inspires others.

6. "The Watergate Tape" - The team goes after Flynn at the start of the Watergate scandal in 1972 to prevent him from finding the missing gap in the Watergate tapes, but Flynn captures them and reveals he already has the tape.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book where a scandal occurs OR with a title that begins with a W.
Wild Adriane Leigh 1/31/18

7. "Stranded" - The team follows Flynn to 1754, the beginning of the French and Indian War. The trio are captured by the Shawnee tribe and they meet chieftainess Nonhelema.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book with a Native/First Nations character OR a book with a female character that is in charge.

8. "Space Race" - Flynn and his team travel to July 20, 1969, to infiltrate the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston and disrupt the Apollo 11 mission.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book that is considered SciFi OR published in July of any year.
The Exile of Sara Stevenson Darci Hannah 2/3/18

9. "Last Ride of Bonnie & Clyde" - The trio travels to 1934 in Arkansas as Flynn tries to find a necklace key related to Rittenhouse. Upon their arrival, they encounter Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow during a bank robbery and discover that Bonnie is wearing the key.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book with 2 first names in the title OR with a character whose name has double letters in it. Tell us the character's name!
Bliss
Like a Memory Abbi Glines 2/1/18

10. "The Capture of Benedict Arnold" - The Lifeboat team pursues Flynn to New York on September 25, 1780, the day Benedict Arnold planned to surrender West Point to the British Army. The trio are captured by George Washington's forces and confronted by Flynn, who reveals that the secret letter shows Arnold was a founding member of Rittenhouse.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book from the Historical genre OR with a character that can be considered a traitor.

11. "The World's Columbian Exposition" - Flynn takes Lucy to 1893 during the Chicago World's Fair with the intent to kill Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and J. P. Morgan. Wyatt and Rufus follow them, but get trapped with architect Sophia Hayden and a guest named George Henry in the World's Fair Hotel, run by serial killer H. H. Holmes. At the fair, Lucy and Flynn apprehend Harry Houdini and have him break into Edison's office to plant a bomb, but Houdini prevents Flynn from killing them.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book with a character who is a banker, inventor, architect, hotelier, magician or business person OR by an author whose first and last name begin with the same letter.
Dangerous Games Lora Leigh 1/29/18

12. "The Murder of Jesse James" - The team travels to April 3, 1882, where Flynn saves famous outlaw Jesse James from being murdered by Charley and Robert Ford in order to get his cooperation in finding a person deep within Indian territory.
๐ŸŽญ Read a Western OR a book where brothers are prominent characters.
Second Chance Girl Susan Mallery 2/4/18

13. "Karma Chameleon" - Wyatt and Rufus steal the Lifeboat and travel to Toledo, Ohio in 1983 to circumvent the one-night stand between the parents of Jessica's killer, a bartender and a stewardess.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book where a one-night stand occurs OR a book where a character is murdered.
I Am Watching You Teresa Driscoll 2/13/18

14. "The Lost Generation" - Lucy and Rufus travel with Master Sergeant Dave Baumgardner to Paris on May 21, 1927, the day Charles Lindbergh made the first solo transatlantic flight. There, Flynn shoots down the Spirit of St. Louis and takes Lindbergh hostage. The Lifeboat team meets journalist Ernest Hemingway, who helps them search for Flynn and Lindbergh.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book where a character flies over the Atlantic Ocean OR is a journalist.
Holiday Hearts: A Fairytale Christmas\The St. James Affair Susan Wiggs 2/2/18

15. "Public Enemy No. 1" - The team jumps to 1931 Chicago to pursue Flynn. There, Flynn helps Al Capone avoid jail in exchange for a meeting with Chicago mayor and Rittenhouse member William Hale Thompson. The team joins forces with Eliot Ness to bring the mobster to justice.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book with a character that is some kind of gangster OR a policeman, Prohibition agent, FBI agent, or in law enforcement etc.
BOTHThe Lullaby Girl Loreth Anne White 1/23/18

16. "The Red Scare" - The team and Jiya jump to Washington, D.C., in 1954, where Flynn blackmails Joseph McCarthy into giving him the address of the Rittenhouse summit. After being arrested on suspicion of being Soviet spies, Lucy and Wyatt escape and coerce Ethan Cahill, Lucy's grandfather, into taking them to the summit.
๐ŸŽญ Read a book where a character gets blackmailed OR with a character that is a grandfather.

Info from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeles...

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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.    

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

TDD February 2018: Reading Wheel and Random Reads

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Challenges    Reading Wheel - February 2018



Purpose: Reduce that TBR / Choose your next book

How it works:

OPTION #1

* Every month I will spin the wheel and participants will read a book from the resulting category. See below for a list of categories and their corresponding shelves.
* You can read as many books from the category as you like.

OPTION #2

* Participants spin their own wheel.
* Click on the Reading Wheel Link and spin the wheel.

* Read a book from the Goodreads shelf for the category that you land on - see below for a list of categories and their corresponding shelves.

OPTION #3
*Do both option #1 and option #2.

Categories

Military Hero / Historical-Military Hero
FBI Agent
Kick-Ass Heroine
Small Town Cop / Small Town Sheriff
Female Detective / Lady Detectives
Serial Killer / Serial Killers
Private Investigator
Firefighter / Firefighters
Amnesia / Amnesia Romance
Dare Devil / Dare Devils
Bodyguard / Bodyguards
Covert Operative / Spy Romance / Regency Spy Romance

* Be sure to let us know the book that you read and what you thought of it.

* Feel free to ask any questions in this thread.

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FEBRUARY CATEGORY: KICK-ASS HEROINE

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Option 3:
KickAss Heroine:
Closer Than You Think (Romantic Suspense, #16; Cincinnati, #1) by Karen Rose Karen Rose 2/5/18
This Fallen Prey (Casey Duncan, #3) by Kelley Armstrong Kelley Armstrong 2/17/18

Firefighter: Fire at Dusk Lila Ashe 2/9/18        


Random Reads
Random Reads February 2018
Purpose: Reduce that TBR

How it works
* In this challenge, each participant picks a random book from their personal TBR to read during the upcoming month.

* Sort your TBR shelf (or any other shelf you want to use for the challenge) by position. Make sure the numbers are enabled on your shelf. You do this by going to "settings" on the "my books" tab, clicking on the "position" option and pressing "save".

* Go to Random.org. Type 1 in the "Min" box and the total number of books of your shelf in the "Max" box. Click "generate".

* Scroll to the number obtained from Random.org. This is the book you will read for this month.

* Post your book in this thread and be sure to come back and tell us what you thought of it.

* Feel free to ask any questions in this thread.    

I'm reading #29 The Exile of Sara Stevenson by Darci Hannah

The Exile of Sara Stevenson Darci Hannah   2/3/18

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

TLC Fascinating Fun Facts About ... the Titanic!

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Open Ended Challenges     Fascinating Fun Facts About ... the Titanic!

Titanic (1)

At the beginning of December, Deidre(Dee) ~ Official Bookworm ~ suggested a Titanic challenge. Here it is Dee!


Fascinating Fun Facts About ... the Titanic!
Duration: Open Ended

Levels:

Third Class Passenger: 1-17 tasks
Second Class Passenger: 18-36 tasks
First Class Passenger: 37-55 tasks

TASKS:

The early part of the 20th century saw a fierce competition between ocean liners and shipping companies, which strove to build the biggest and fastest ships. Upon its launch, the Titanic was the largest ship ever built.
๐Ÿšข 1. Read a large book (450+ pages) OR a book that can be considered a fast read.
688 pagesCloser Than You Think Karen Rose 2/5/18

๐Ÿšข 2. Go to My Books (here on GR.) Bring up your Want to Read Shelf. Pick any page you want. Set the "per page" at the bottom to 20. Then click on the cover view icon at the top of the page - (with 4 little squares). It will bring up a grid with the book covers. Pick a book with the cover that really appeals to you!

The Titanic was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
๐Ÿšข 3. Read a book whose author's first or last name is Thomas or Andrew(s).

On its fatal maiden voyage, it held 2,240 passengers, but it could accommodate 2,435 passengers and 900 crew members at full capacity.
๐Ÿšข 4. Read a book with TWO of the following numbers in its page count: 0, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 9.
292 pages
Full Tilt Emma Scott 1/16/18

After leaving Southampton on 10 April 1912, Titanic called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown (now Cobh) in Ireland before heading west to New York.
๐Ÿšข 5. Read a book where a character visits France or Ireland.
The Girl From Ballymor Kathleen McGurl

The Titanic met its end on April 15, 1912, after it struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland.
๐Ÿšข 6. Read a book set in April OR a book set in Canada.
The Lullaby Girl Loreth Anne White 1/23/18

๐Ÿšข 7. Read a book set around the time of Titanic - (from 1900-1920).
The Last Camellia Sarah Jio 1/15/18

Just under two hours after the Titanic sank, the Cunard liner RMS Carpathia arrived at the scene, where she brought aboard an estimated 705 survivors.

๐Ÿšข 8. Read a book where someone/something is rescued.
Fire at Dusk Lila Ashe 2/9/18

๐Ÿšข 9. Read a book where a character is a survivor (your interpretation).
Crown Jewels Ella James 1/25/18

The ship was deemed "unsinkable," but despite this claim, it had a critical design flaw. Although the ship included watertight compartments in the bulkheads, water could spill over each individual bulkhead into the next.
๐Ÿšข 10. Read a book in which the story "spills over" into another book.
Every Day David Levithan 1/30/18

Famous victims of the disaster include the ship's captain, Edward Smith, its first officer, William McMaster Murdoch, Benjamin Guggenheim and John Jacob Astor IV, who was the richest passenger onboard. Famous survivors include Noel Leslie, Countess of Rothes and Molly Brown.
๐Ÿšข 11. Read a book with a character that has the same name as one of the people listed above. You may use a first or a last name. Reasonable variations accepted.

The ocean liner carried some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe who were seeking a new life in the United States.
๐Ÿšข 12. Read a book with a wealthy character.
Like a Memory Abbi Glines 2/1/18

๐Ÿšข 13. Read a book where a character moves from one country to another. (Bonus Badge: The character moves to the United States.)

Passenger Facilities
The Titanic
was not only notable as a large ship, but also as a first class luxury liner. It boasted a pool, gym, Turkish bath, squash court and its own newspaper. Its lavish interiors drew inspiration from London's Ritz Hotel and featured an oak-paneled Grand Staircase decorated with paintings and cherubs.
๐Ÿšข 14. Read a book that is set in a hotel OR has paintings or cherubs on the cover. Please post the cover. (Bonus Badge: London's Ritz Hotel as the setting.)

The wreck of Titanic was first discovered in 1985 (more than 70 years after the disaster), and the vessel remains on the seabed.
๐Ÿšข 15. Read a book published in 1985 OR where the sea plays a major part in the story.
The Exile of Sara Stevenson Darci Hannah 2/3/18

The ship was split in two and is gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet (3,784 m). Since her discovery in 1985, thousands of artifacts have been recovered and put on display at museums around the world. Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history; her memory is kept alive by numerous works of popular culture, including books, folk songs, films, exhibits, and memorials.
๐Ÿšข 16. Read a book with Titanic in the title OR a book about the Titanic or its survivors.
๐Ÿšข 17. Read a book where a character scuba dives and/or dives on a shipwreck.
๐Ÿšข 18. Read a book where artifacts are found.
๐Ÿšข 19. Read a book set in a museum. Helper

Titanic is the second largest ocean liner wreck in the world, only beaten by her sister HMHS Britannic, the largest ever sunk.
๐Ÿšข 20. Read a Series/TBR #2.
All In Emma Scott 1/18/18 (Full Tilt #2)

๐Ÿšข 21. Read a book where a boat/ship sinks.
The Lightkeeper's Daughter Colleen Coble 1/23/18

๐Ÿšข 22. Read a book whose author's first and last initials can be found in HMHS Britannic.

๐Ÿšข 23. Read 2 books from the same series.    
When Love Comes J.H. Croix 2/7/18
Follow Love J.H. Croix 2/8/18    

The Boat Deck

The entrance to the First Class Grand Staircase and gymnasium were located midships along with the raised roof of the First Class lounge, while at the rear of the deck were the roof of the First Class smoke room and the relatively modest Second Class entrance.
๐Ÿšข 24. Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
๐Ÿšข 25. Read a book with a scene that features a grand staircase. Give us a sentence and Page/Loc#.

๐Ÿšข 26. Read a book where a character goes to the gym.
Absinthe Winter Renshaw 2/6/18

The First Class Smoke Room
A "late night" lounge where 1st class male passengers could congregate. It was considered by many to be one of the grandest and most expensive rooms on the ship, decorated with dark mahogany wood with intricate carvings and inlaid mother of pearl patterns, red and blue lino tiles, and stained glass windows, with interior windows being electrically illuminated. At the center of the room was a large marble coal-burning fireplace, the only working fireplace on the ship. The room was U-shaped to vent out smoke from the fireplace and smoke from cigars, which were imported.
The room was exclusively for men, a place to socialize and discuss matters of business, smoke, drink, and play games of chance (except on Sundays).
๐Ÿšข 27. Read a book where a male character has a mancave OR goes to a club where women are not allowed.
๐Ÿšข 28. Read a book with a fireplace on the cover.
๐Ÿšข 29. Read a book with a scene where cigars are smoked.
๐Ÿšข 30. Read a book where the characters use a fireplace.
Wild Adriane Leigh 1/31/18

First Class Lounge
The lounge had beautiful stained glass windows, and an extravagant fireplace. It was a place for 1st-Class passengers to socialize, play cards, have Tea, or read a book.

๐Ÿšข 31. Read a book where a character has tea or plays cards.
Love Unbroken J.H. Croix 2/9/18

๐Ÿšข 32. Read a book where a character reads a book.
๐Ÿšข 33. Read a book with books or cards or a tea cup on the cover.

First Class Promenade
The Promenade was over 500 feet long and was the place to be seen and see other notable 1st-class passengers.
๐Ÿšข 34. Read a book where a character goes somewhere “to be seen”. Tell us where that is.

First Class Reading and Writing Room
The Georgian First Class Reading and Writing Room was intended to be a ladies retreat following dinner similar to a Drawing Room. Books could be borrowed from the Lounge and writing desks were provided for the use of writing letters to home or to send postcards.
๐Ÿšข 35. Read a book where a character writes a letter.
๐Ÿšข 36. Read a book where a character borrows a book.

Veranda Cafe and Palm Court
The rooms were light and airy and had large windows looking out to sea. The rooms shared a pantry with the smoke room forward allowing for light refreshments. The room had beautiful trellised decor and had cane furniture. One of the rooms was used as a play room for the first class children.
๐Ÿšข 37. Read a book with a window that looks out onto the sea on the cover.
๐Ÿšข 38. Read a book where a character has a snack (light refreshments).

The B Deck, also called the Bridge Deck, was the top weight-bearing deck and the uppermost level of the hull. More First Class passenger accommodations were located here, with six palatial cabins featuring their own private promenades. The A La Carte Restaurant and the Cafรฉ Parisien provided luxury dining facilities to First Class passengers.
๐Ÿšข 39. Read a book where a character dines in an expensive or exclusive restaurant.

๐Ÿšข 40. Read a book set in Paris OR where a character goes to Paris on vacation.
Booty Call Ainsley Booth 1/31/18

๐Ÿšข 41. Read a book that has a scene on a cabin on a boat/ship.

Love Untamed J.H. Croix 2/9/18

The C Deck, also called the Shelter Deck, was the highest deck to run uninterrupted from stem to stern. First Class Barber Shop, Purser's Office and Maid's and Valet's Saloon are on this deck.
๐Ÿšข 42. Read a book where a character seeks shelter.

๐Ÿšข 43. Read a book where a character goes to the Post Office OR sends messages. Can be sent/carried by a human, electronic means or telegraph. Tell us how the message is sent.
Messages sent by email and text. Rookie Move Sarina Bowen 2/10/18

๐Ÿšข 44. Read a book where a character is a servant.
Alone In the Dark Karen Rose 2/12/18

๐Ÿšข 45. Read a book where a character works with hair (barber or beautician).

The E Deck is the 6th deck from the bottom. Its a lower middle deck, where many crews cabins, mainly concentrated in the Scotland Road. Scotland Road was a long corridor that ran the entire length of the ship along the port side of E Deck. It was used by crew members and steerage passengers to quickly move between the ends of the ship.
๐Ÿšข 46. Read a book where a character is on a crew of some kind.
๐Ÿšข 47. Read a book with the word SCOTLAND or ROAD in the title.

The F Deck was set apart to 12 sections with the water tight doors. It started flooding at around 12:00-12:10am. The Sections below are from bow to stern:
This included the Squash Racquet Court, linen rooms (laundry),
the Swimming Bath as part of the Turkish Bath complex.
Also located on this deck was the third class dining room and pantry, the bakery, bakers and butchers cabins, and the third class gallery. Towards the end was the engine casing and engineers quarters.
๐Ÿšข 48. Read a book where a character uses in a swimming pool, hot tub or hot springs.

๐Ÿšข 49. Read a book where a character does laundry OR with laundry on the cover. Please post the cover.
Rattlesnake Crossing J.A. Jance 1/26/18

๐Ÿšข 50. Read a book where a character plays with a ball on a court. Please tell us what the sport is.
Basketball I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons Kevin Hart 1/28/18

๐Ÿšข 51. Read a book with a character is a baker OR owns a bakery OR with a bakery item on the cover. Please post the cover.
๐Ÿšข 52. Read a book with a character that is a butcher OR with a scene where a character buys meat.
๐Ÿšข 53. Read a book with a character that is an engineer OR works on engines for a living OR a title that begins with an E ( disregard A, An, and The).
๐Ÿšข 54. Read a book where a character eats in a cafeteria.
One of Us Is Lying Karen M. McManus 1/22/18

Interested in Shipwrecks?
๐Ÿšข 55. Read a book from this list Fictitious Shipwrecks .

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Info from:
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Monday, January 29, 2018

WRC Quarterly Read-a-Thon (Feb. 2018 -April 2018)

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Read-a-Thon      Quarterly Read-a-Thon (Feb. 2018 -April 2018)


February 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
1st Quarter's Read-a-Thon time is here!


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Welcome to the Quarterly Read-a-Thon! In this challenge, you get to set your individual reading goals for the next three months

Set your own goal: number of books to finish, number of pages to read, time listening to an audio-book or a certain challenge or two to complete. Whatever works best for you, set your goal and log your progress. If you prefer, you may just log what you read during the read-a-thon.

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*During this Read-a-Thon be on the lookout for:
(1) The second book in a series.
(2) A book by a favorite author.
(3) A book add to your TBR list added in Febuary, March or April of any year.
(4) A book that will work for the spell task letter "F", "M" or "A."
(5) A book with the sun on the cover.
(6) A book published in 2002, 2003, or 2004.
*The lookout tasks are optional feel free to complete as many as you want.

Goal Ideas:
Finish a challenge
Finish part of a challenge
Start a new challenge
Read __ books (weekly, monthly or total)
Read __ pages (weekly, monthly or total)    

My List:
1. Like a Memory Abbi Glines 2/1/18
2. Sex, Not Love Vi Keeland 2/2/18    
3. Holiday Hearts: A Fairytale Christmas\The St. James Affair Susan Wiggs 2/2/18
4. The Exile of Sara Stevenson Darci Hannah 2/3/18
5. Second Chance Girl Susan Mallery 2/4/18
6. Closer Than You Think Karen Rose 2/5/18
7. Absinthe Winter Renshaw 2/6/18
8. About That Kiss Jill Shalvis 2/6/18
9. When Love Comes J.H. Croix 2/7/18
10. Follow Love J.H. Croix 2/8/18
11. Love Unbroken J.H. Croix 2/9/18
12. Love Untamed J.H. Croix 2/9/18
13. Fire at Dusk Lila Ashe 2/9/18
14. Rookie Move Sarina Bowen 2/10/18
15. Sweet Tea and Sympathy Molly Harper 2/10/18
16. Alone In the Dark Karen Rose 2/12/18
17. I Am Watching You Teresa Driscoll 2/13/18
18. Emma in the Night Wendy Walker 2/13/18    
19. Dignity Jay Crownover 2/14/18
20. Snow Angels James Thompson 2/15/18    
21. Promise Not to Tell Jayne Ann Krentz 2/16/18