Monday, October 16, 2017

TLC Colors of the Month - Blue

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


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Colors of the Month - Blue
Duration: October 15, 2017-November 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. 

2. Read a book whose author's first and last initials are in a shade of blue from the graphic above BUT you cannot use the word BLUE. Tell us the shade.

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

4. Read a book from this list - Sapphire from the Deepest Ocean.

5. a :low in spirits :melancholy has been feeling blue
b :marked by low spirits :depressing a blue funk things looked blue

❈ Read a book with a character that is sad or depressed.

6. of a woman :learned, intellectual
… the ladies were very blue and well-informed … —W. M. Thackeray

❈ Read a book with an intelligent woman.

7. a :profane, indecent a blue movie
b :off-color, risquรฉ blue jokes

❈ Read a book where a character swears a lot OR a kinky read.

8. Blue has been used for art and decoration since ancient times. The semi-precious stone lapis lazuli, coming from mines in Afghanistan, was used in ancient Egypt for jewelry and ornament and later, in The Renaissance, to make the pigment ultramarine, the most expensive of all pigments.
❈ Read a book with jewelry or some kind of ornament on the cover OR important to the story line. Tell us how.

9. In US and European public opinion polls that blue is the most popular color, chosen by almost half of both men and women as their favorite color.
❈ Go to Top Shelves. Chose a book from your favorite genre's shelf.

10. In the 17th century, Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, was one of the first rulers to give his army blue uniforms. Blue was the color of liberty and revolution in the 18th century, but in the 19th it increasingly became the color of government authority, the uniform color of policemen and other public servants.
10. ❈ Read a book where a character wears a blue uniform. Tell us what kind of uniform. London Police
Midnight Riot Ben Aaronovitch 10/15/17

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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.
*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.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

TLC Tribute To Tom Petty

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


Another one down. Tom Petty's music was the soundtrack for a lot of my life. Everyone knows his music. It's sad to see him gone!

TomPetty


Tribute To Tom Petty
Duration: One Month From Starting Date
Choose as many tasks as you wish.
Participation Badge for this challenge.

Tasks:


1. Thomas Earl Petty was born October 20, 1950, in Gainesville, Florida, the first of two sons of Kitty (Avery) and Earl Petty. 
๐ŸŽธ Read a book published in October OR set in Florida.
Cold Blooded Amanda Carlson 10/5/17

2. His interest in rock and roll music began at age ten when he met Elvis Presley. In the summer of 1961, his uncle was working on the set of Presley's film "Follow That Dream" in nearby Ocala, and invited Petty to come down and watch the shoot.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book with FOLLOW or DREAM in the title.

3. One of his first guitar teachers was Don Felder, a fellow Gainesville resident, who would later join the Eagles.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book where a character helps another character to become successful OR with a character that is a teacher.
White Hot Ilona Andrews 10/9/17

4. Petty also overcame a difficult relationship with his father, who found it hard to accept that his son was "a mild-mannered kid who was interested in the arts" and subjected him to verbal and physical abuse on a regular basis. Petty was extremely close to his mother, and remained close to his brother, Bruce.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book where the MC does not have a good relationship with his/her father OR is extremely close to their mother.
Country Kisses Addison Moore 10/6/17

5. Petty released 3 albums as a solo artist. He was in three bands which also released albums; Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch.
๐ŸŽธ Read a Series/TBR #3.

6. He wrote virtually all of his songs on a Gibson Dove acoustic saved from his 1987 house fire. 
๐ŸŽธ Read a book with a bird or bird name on the cover, in the title or author's name OR where a house catches fire.
The Firebird Susanna Kearsley 10/5/17

7. Petty was married twice and had 2 daughters and a stepson.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book where the MC is a parent OR was married twice.

8. Hypnotic Eye is the 13th and final studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released on July 29, 2014, by Reprise Records. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming the only Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album to ever top the chart. Hypnotic Eye was nominated for the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. 
๐ŸŽธ Read a book whose cover has more than 3 colors BUT has no buildings, people or animals on it.

9. Petty was known as a staunch guardian of his artistic control and artistic freedom. He fought record companies over control and record prices. He also sued a tire company using a very similar song to one of his after they were told they could not use the rights to his song.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book where a character stands up for their rights or beliefs OR where someone takes something that does not belong to them.
Dark Rites Heather Graham 10/8/17

10. Tom Petty was a very successful musician and songwriter. He worked with many, many other musician and songwriters like Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead and Stevie Nicks. He and his band were always there to play concerts and record albums for charity to help people - Live Aid and schools and the community after Hurricane Katrina.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book from the Music genre.




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

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.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

FLOAB JoAnne's It's Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

For Love of a Book discussion on goodreads


Start Date: October 1st
End Date: November 30th

How to play:
★ This is an individual challenge
★ You will be given your own thread with a Hocus Pocus themed puzzle based on the speed you choose
★ As you complete a task that piece of the puzzle will be “flipped”
★ A book can only be used for one task
★ Play at your own pace
★ Earn a Hocus Pocus themed badge upon completion of your puzzle

Please include the following information in your completion posts-

Completion Post
Book:
Author:
Date Read:
Task:
How it Fits: 






Completion Post
Book:
 Burn for Me
Author: Ilona Andrews
Date Read: 10/2/17
Task: A book published in October of any year.
How it Fits: Published October 28th 2014

Completion Post
Book:
 The Firebird 
Author: Susanna Kearsley
Date Read: 10/5/17
Task: The word "curse" found in the text or title.
How it Fits: Curse found in text. p 16 The story of a man who has the curse of seeing visions of the future life of anyone he touches. 

Completion Post
Book:
 Country Kisses 
Author: Addison Moore 
Date Read: 10/6/17
Task: Both author's initials found in SALEM
How it Fits: AM are the initials.... 


Completion Post
Book:
 One Stiletto in the Grave 
Author: Jason Krumbine
Date Read: 10/11/17
Task: MCs who are sisters
How it Fits: MCs are Avery and Brooke Graves 


Completion Post
Book:
 Full Moon Rising
Author: Keri Arthur
Date Read: 10/13/17
Task: Cover is orange or black
How it Fits: Cover is orange and black 
Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian #1) by Keri Arthur 


Completion Post
Book:
 The Rules of Magic 
Author: Alice Hoffman
Date Read: 10/14/17
Task: A character who is a witch.
How it Fits: The Owens family witches


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Way to go! You’ve completed your puzzle and earned a badge!

GHRWAK KICK'N OCTOBER CHALLENGE~ DOUBLE TROUBLE BINGO

Gotta Have Romance with a Kick discussion on goodreads


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Well Kickers it's that time again to challenge yourself with something scary or something sweet but of course reading is always a sweet treat for us all. So since my bingo card wanted to be a double trouble because the witch in me wanted to cause mass confusion to all my lovely Kickers. Hahahaha. You will see that there are 2 of each pictures but you're only allowed to use one task for each of the double pictures. So if you decide to challenge yourself by doing more than one Bingo just understand that you cannot use the same task more than once. For example; if you finish a bingo and decide to do another and you come across the same picture whichever task you did for that picture you will have to do the other task. (Ex: If you read, Bats: Read a book with an MC that is a vampire then the second time you would need to read something that flies on the cover.) So my pretties which of you are up for the challenge of my Double Trouble Bingo 

Bats: : Read a book with an MC that is a vampire or something that flies on the cover. 
Cupcakes: Read a book with something in front of the cover that is edible or an MC who is a baker or a book from the list Clean Romance.
Frog/Toad: Read a book where opposites attract or a book with an ugly cover but a great story.
Pumpkins: Read a book with an orange cover or letters in orange (title or authors name.)
Ghosts: Read a book with a haunted theme or a book with something purple on the cover.
Trick or Treat: Read a book where the title begins with one of the letters in the word or a book where you can find all of T-R-I-C-K or T-R-E-A-T in the title. 
Free Space: Readers Choice
Cat: Read a book with a cat (shifters included) on the cover or a book with a black cover.
Dracula: Read a book with a vampire MC or title or authors initials starts with a letter in the word "Boo" or "Dracula"
Demons: Read a book with a demon MC or fire on the cover.
Witches: Read a book with a witch on the cover or in the story or Read a book with MP tagged magic.
House: Read a book with a house on the cover or a dark theme.
Goodie Bag: Read a book that is either humor/funny or scary.

My BINGO - Bottom Row:

Cat: Read a book with a cat (shifters included) on the cover
My Younger Lover (Middlemarch Shifters, #2) by Shelley Munro My Younger Lover Shelley Munro 10/12/17

Pumpkins: Read a book with an orange cover.
The Firebird (Slains, #2) by Susanna Kearsley The Firebird Susanna Kearsley 10/5/17

House: Read a book with a house on the cover 
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop Kate Saunders 10/17/17

Goodie Bag: Read a book that is either humor/funny
Accidental Sire Molly Harper 10/7/17

Trick or Treat: Read a book where the title begins with one of the letters in the word
Cast in Angelfire S.M. Reine 10/3/17 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

TLC BFTP: October

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


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This was a challenge that Penni wrote in 2015.

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BFTP: October
Duration: October 1-31, 2017


LEVELS
1-6 : Spooky
7-15: Disturbed
16+: Macabre
POINTS: 1 point for each task read. An additional 2 points for the bonus.

CATEGORIES 

More US presidents have been born in October than in any other month: John Adams, Rutherford B Hayes, Chester Arthur, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Jimmy Carter. 
1. Read a book whose author's initials come from these letters: A, B, C, D, E, H, J, R or T. Must use both initials!
 A & C 
Cold Blooded Amanda Carlson 10/5/17

In the US, October is National Pizza Month, Popcorn Month, Pork Month and Sausage Month. 
2. Read a book where a character eats one of these items. Tell us what they eat.
pizza!
Prince of Wolves Quinn Loftis 10/1/17

“First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys.”
― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

3. Read a book from a list that Something Wicked This Way Comes is also on. Tell us the list and what number the book is. BONUS: Read a book that scares you!
Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
5777th out of 6,148 books
 
Full Moon Rising Keri Arthur 10/13/17


On the last week of October, it is the only time of the entire year when all four major American sports have games at the same time: the MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA. 
4. Read a book where a character plays one of these sports: baseball, hockey, football (US) or basketball. Does not have to be a professional player.

October's birth flower is the calendula (marigold). They are cream, yellow, apricot, or orange colored. 
5. Read a book whose cover is the color of this flower.
The Firebird (Slains, #2) by Susanna Kearsley The Firebird Susanna Kearsley 10/5/17

October 1, 1908 - Henry Ford's Model T, a "universal car" designed for the masses, went on sale for the first time. 
6. Read a book with a car on the cover OR a book where cars are important to the story. Tell us how.

October 2, 1967 - Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was sworn in as the first African American associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
October 3, 1974 - Frank Robinson was hired by the Cleveland Indians as baseball's first African American major league manager. 

7. Read a book with a black/African American character BONUS: Character is an athlete or lawyer.
Burn for Me Ilona Andrews 10/2/17

October 4, 1957 - The Space Age began as the Russians launched the first satellite into orbit. 
8. Read a sci-fi book. BONUS: The book involves space travel.

October 10, 1973 - Spiro T. Agnew (1918-1996) resigned the office of Vice President of the United States amid charges of income tax evasion on illegal payments allegedly received while he was governor of Maryland and after he became Vice President.
9. Read a book where a character does something illegal and gets punished for it.
Accidental Sire Molly Harper 10/7/17

October 12, 1492 - After a 33-day voyage, Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World in the Bahamas.
October 13, 1775 - The United States Navy was born after the Second Continental Congress authorized the acquisition of a fleet of ships. 

10. Read a book where a character rides on a boat/ship of any kind. BONUS: It's an ocean voyage.

October 26, 1881 - The shoot-out at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, occurred between the feuding Clanton and Earp families. Wyatt Earp, two of his brothers and "Doc" Holliday gunned down two Clantons and two others. 
11. Read a Western or Historical Fiction book. BONUS: Book set in Arizona.

October 18, 1867, The U.S. flag was formally raised over Alaska.
October 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state of the United States. 

12. Read a book set in Alaska or Nevada.

October 31st - Halloween or All Hallow's Eve, an ancient celebration combining the Christian festival of All Saints with Pagan autumn festivals. 
13. Read a book that has one of the following words in the title: Halloween, Hallows, Eve, Evening, All, Saints, or Day.

Jack-o’-lanterns were once made out of turnips, beets and potatoes — not pumpkins. 
14. Read a book with a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern on the cover OR a book where the characters carve a pumpkin for Halloween.
15. Read a book that has a stingy character OR a character named Jack.
One Stiletto in the Grave Jason Krumbine 10/11/17

Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day. 
16. Read a book that takes place in Ireland.

Halloween used to be a great day to find your soulmate. 
17. Read a romance. BONUS: Find "soulmate" in the text. Give us a sentence and page/loc #.
Country Kisses Addison Moore 10/6/17 Loc 447 ... we're free to take our time shopping for soul mates.

The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl's call meant someone was about to die.
18. Read a book that has a character that is a witch.
19. Read a book that has an owl in it OR on the cover.

Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween.
20. Read a book that has CHOCOLATE in the title OR where chocolate plays prominently in the book. BONUS: A child is given chocolate while trick-or-treating. 
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop Kate Saunders 10/17/17

21. Read a book with one of the following words in the title: Witches, Night, Snap, Apple, Samhain, Summer, End
The Summer That Made Us Robyn Carr 10/14/17

22. Read a book in which a character owns or IS or CHANGES INTO a cat.
My Younger Lover Shelley Munro 10/12/17

23. Read a book where a character disguises him/herself in some way. 
Dark Rites Heather Graham 10/8/17

24. Read a book that has a ghost in it. 
Dying Breath Heather Graham 10/8/17

25. Read a book from one of the lists generated by LISTS For HALLOWEEN. Tell us the list.
Spooky Reads 2017 The Rules of Magic Alice Hoffman 10/14/17

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.
*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.

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