Friday, June 12, 2015

What Happened on June 26, 1997? Challenge

The What Happened on June 26, 1997? Challenge



I found this challenge on Goodreads and here is my link
Not sure how many I could finish but I'll try my best.

1. Read a book with a character named Harry, Henry or Harold.
2. Read a book about an orphan of any age.
3. Read a book with a scarred character.
4. Read a book with a character that is about eleven-years-old. Zack in The Strain read 11/6/15
5. Read a book with a character that wears glasses.
6. Read a book where an aunt or uncle plays a major part.
7. Read a book with a magical character.
8. Read a book with someone who is wealthy.
9. Read a book where someone goes away to school.
10. Read a book where time is spent on a train.
11. Read a book with a character that is good at a sport.
12. Read a book about someone who fights an enemy. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Scavenger Hunt XII


The main link for this challenge could be found here.

My link.

Scavenger Hunt XII
Duration: October 1st to December 31st, 2014

•This “Challenge” works in conjunction with the other challenges you may participate in during this time frame.

•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. Most items are specific, but if in doubt about an item – just ask!

•You may use a book to fulfill multiple items (you do not have to read 50 books for this challenge...do not worry!)

•When you find one of the items, list the Book Title and Author (or link the cover), date it, & rate it. Then specify where the item is found within the book. For audiobooks try to put the chapter if possible. If not, then at least let us know you got it from an audiobook.

•Books that are used must be read during the period of this challenge, the challenge does not start until 10/01/14, but you can get your lists together early. Good Luck & Happy Reading!

Sample:
Someone with a Non Traditional Hair Color - Summer Knight ✔ – 07 Oct 14 – pg 118 – “…hair dyed a shade of muddy green.”

Duration: 1/10/14 - 31/12/14
Found: 0/40 Bonus Items: 0/10


The List 
1. Lotion
2. Someone with a Non Traditional Hair Color
3. Napkin
4. Speech
5. Ferry
6. Comb
7. Blinds or Curtains
8. Bulletin Board
9. Dominoes (the game)
10. Skipping Stone
11. Teapot
12. Bee
13. Pumpkin
14. Ghost
15. Feast
16. Family
17. Turkey
18. Tinsel
19. Star
20. Angel
21. Christmas Tree
22. Wreath
23. Frost
24. Leaves
25. Monster
26. Cranberry (any variation like juice, sauce, jelly, etc)
27. Concierge
28. A Latin Ballroom Dance
29. An Emerald
30. A Magic Spell
31. An Accent
32. Dolphin
33. Camping Trip
34. Gym
35. Cemetery
36. Red Lipstick
37. Helicopter
38. A Bad Habit
39. Roller Coaster
40. A High Five

Bonus Items 
1. Sunrise or Sunset
2. Thunder
3. Handcuffs
4. A Con Artist
5. An FBI Agent
6. Countdown
7. Beach House
8. One Night Stand
9. Mason Jar
10. Appetizer



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Your Favorite Genre Challenge

The main link for this challenge is here.

My link is here

Getting to Know You - Your Favorite Genre
This challenge is original to SCC!

Duration: None - take as long as you like

Rules:
-Pick your favorite genre and spell it out using the author's first or last name OR the first word in the title (excluding A, An, The)
-Please feel free to pick more than one genre if you like. You can do one after another or you can do more than one at the same time.
-All other General Guidelines apply.


These General Guidelines are as follows:

These are some general guidelines for all of the challenges listed here. An individual challenge may have different rules and those will be outlined in the challenge and will take precedence over anything listed here.

1. There will be no specific start and end dates. Instead, each challenge will have a timeframe. This way, you can start any challenge whenever you like. For example, a challenge may run for 1 month, 3 months, 1 year but will never run from August 1-31 or Jauary 1 - Dec 31. Some challenges may be open ended with no timeframe - work at your own pace.

2. To sign up for a challenge just go to that challenge thread and post a comment noting your intent to participate.

3. All forms of book are ok: paper, ebook, audiobook, etc.

4. Books must be at least 150 pages.

5. If you read an edition with no page count (ebook or audiobook) please use the page count of the most popular edition on GR (the one that pops up first when you search for the book).

6. Cross-challenging is encouraged! You may use the same book for more than one challenge.

7. You may post a reading list in advance or post it as you go - whichever you prefer

8. You may update you original post with your progress or you may repost as you go.

9. With each book finished please include a link to the title, a link to the author and the date you finished it.

10. You can include a rating or the book cover if you like but this is not necessary unless required by the specific challenge.

11. Backdating is allowed! For example, if you happen to join a challenge on the 10th but would like to include your books read since the 1st, you go right ahead!

If you have any general questions about the guidelines please feel free to ask here. If you have questions about the guidelines for a specific challenge please post in the thread for that challenge

I will list a few of my favorite genres and see how this one goes.

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Bookisk Bingo: Holiday Edition

The main link for this challenge is here








Here is a list of recommendations based on some of the categories:


– Historical:
All the Truth That’s In Me by Jule Berry
Scarlet by AC Gaughen

– Set in New Orleans:
Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

– “Ice,” “Snow,” or “Frost” in the Title:
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
Frost by Marianna Baer

– Creature on Cover:
Shutter by Courtney Alameda

– Native American Main Character:
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

– Set On/During Halloween:
Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan

– Snow on Cover:
My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke

– Serial Killers:The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Slide by Jill Hathaway

– Birds on the Cover:
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

- Set During Christmastime:
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Winterspell by Claire Legrand

- Set in Space:
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

- Witches:
Season of the Witch by Mariah Fredericks
Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb

– Steampunk:
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard





What we need from you:


Sign up by leaving a comment on this post with a link to your Goodreads, Booklikes or blog

Read read read! You have all of October, November and December to cover as many squares as possible

One book per square. So while Shutter has a creature on the cover and is a autumn release, it can only count for one square

There will be a giveaway at the end of December. Each bingo earned gets you extra points! To enter, write up a wrap up post with links to your books read and plug it into the Rafflecopter.

*Books do not have to be reviewed*



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Extreme Jelly Bean Challenge






This is an open ended challenge so, take as long as you need.

The main link for this challenge is here.

My link is here.

This challenge is a twist on the ever popular Spell-Out challenges. As with any spell-out challenge you spell the word using the first letter of a book (excluding a, an, the), an author's first or last name, series name, or main character's name. The twist is the book you choose has to have a cover with the color of the jelly bean on it to match with the letter. It doesn't have to be the whole cover just a splotch will do.

Blueberry

Blueberry (turquoise/ Blue)

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Bubble Gum

Bubble Gum (light pink)

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon (Red)

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Coconut

Coconut (White)

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Island Punch

Island Punch (Purple)

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Kiwi

Kiwi (Green)

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Lemon
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Licorice
Licorice (Black)

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Orange Sherbet
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Root Beer
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Around the World in 80 Books



•♦◙ Around the World in 80 Books ◙♦•




This is the link to the challenge.

My link is here.

Here is a more challenging challenge for you all to try. There is no time limit on this one so you have as long as you need.

Goal

Read a books from/set in all 80 countries on the list.

Time Frame

None or set your own

Rules/Instructions

♦ To complete the challenge you must read 80 books from the 80 listed countries.
♦ Each book may only count for one country.
♦ Books must be at least 100 pages in length to count.
♦ You can post a list of your progress below if you'd like, or if you have a challenge folder you can post a link to your list.
♦ You may redo the challenge as many times as you'd like.


Points

♦ 5 off the list: 5 point
♦ 10 off the list: 10 points
♦ 25 off the list: 20 points
♦ 50 off the list: 30 points
♦ All 80: 50 points




Questions and Help

If you have any questions about this challenge or need help you can go HERE. We are hapy to help you with anything.


•♦◙ Countries ◙♦•





1. Afghanistan
2. Africa
3. Algeria
4. Antarctica
5. Australia
6. The Bahamas
7. Belgium
8. Bolivia
9. Botswana
10. Brazil
11. Cambodia
12. Canada
13. Chad
14. Chile
15. China
16. Columbia
17. Costa Rica
18. Cuba
19. Cyprus
20. Denmark
21. Dominican Republic
22. Ecuador
23. Egypt
24. Ethiopia
25. Fiji
26. Finland
27. France
28. Georgia
29. Germany
30. Greece
31. Greenland
32. Guatemala
33. Haiti
34. Hungary
35. Iceland
36. India
37. Indonesia
38. Ireland
39. Italy
40. Jamaica
41. Japan
42. Jordan
43. Kazakhstan
44. Kenya
45. Korea
46. Kuwait
47. Liberia
48. Libya
49. Malaysia
50. Mali
51. Mexico
52. Mongolia
53. Morocco
54. Netherland
55. New Zealand
56. Nigeria
57. Norway
58. Peru
59. Philippines
60. Poland
61. Portugal
62. Romania
63. Russia
64. Rwanda
65. Saudi Arabia
66. Singapore
67. Slovakia
68. Spain
69. Sudan
70. Sweden
71. Switzerland
72. Taiwan
73. Thailand
74. Turkey
75. United Kingdom
76. United States
77. Uruguay
78. Vietnam
79. Zambia
80. Zimbabwe

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Millionaire Challenge






The main link for this challenge on Goodreads for the Bookwork Bitches group.

In the thread i'm here.

My listing is here


MILLIONAIRE CHALLENGE

DURATION: NO TIME LIMIT


This one is so easy, everyone can do it!

You simply take the page count from each book you have read and add them until you reach a million pages. See how close you can get or see far you can go over it.

Rules

~The day you post the challenge is your start date. No going backward.

~ Use the page # from the edition you have. (Check the book on Goodreads if your ereader doesn't show pages.)

~ Audio books count but must be the unabridged versions. Under the book’s page use the lowest page count from the editions on the top right hand side.

~Use the Add book/author tool to post the book within your challenge. (Include # of pages in book)

Copy the blank template below and paste into a new comment to begin your own challenge. edit as necessary.

MILLIONAIRE CHALLENGE

DURATION: NO TIME LIMIT

Start Date: 16 August 2012

Finished Date:


3830 / 1000000 pages read

1. The Men Who Sleep With My Husband by Alicia Coston  328 pages
2. The Power of Mesmerism A Highly Erotic Narrative of Voluptuous Facts and Fancies by Anonymous  51 pages
3. Protection by S.A. Reid 122 pages
4. Hot Desires by L Wesley  4 pages
5. Double Penetration by the Warehouse Ghosts by Cordelia Montgomery 7 pages
6. Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis 319 pages
7. Rear Guard by Landon Dixon 58 pages
8. Cure by Belinda Frisch  208 pages
9. The Vampire Awakes by Alexis Raye 18 pages
10. The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted by Andrew E. Kaufman  293 pages
11. The Screaming by Jack Kilborn 44 pages
12. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan 585 pages
13. Forsaken by J.D. Barker 388 pages
14. When We Were Friends by Tina Seskis 389 pages
15. Paper Towns by John Green 305 pages
16. Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter 393
17. Furious by T.R. Ragan 318 pages