Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TLC A Color Scavenger Hunt

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

A different kind of color challenge

This is a color word search challenge. While reading, look for color words from the lists below. Please refer to our general rules found here: 
Books should be 150+ pages in length. There is no limit to how many of these words you can find per book. If the color has more than one word, you must find the color how it is listed (Army Green - you must find Army Green.) Also, please find these words in color context only please. (Pitch - Pitch Black is acceptable, Pitch from tree sap is not. "Black as a spider" would be acceptable) Please give the location of the word in your book and give the sentence the word is found in, as well as a link to the title and author. 

Challenge levels: 
levels: cool up to 75 colors
mellow 75 -125 colors
jazzy 125-179 colors
psychedelic ALL(180) colors

Duration: no set duration, feel free to impose a time limit if you wish. 

A Color Scavenger Hunt
Duration: 8/15/17-?
Level: Mellow 75 -125 colors

1. Red Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 94 Today the crust had been broken, revealing red dirt underneath, which was marred by multiple tire tracks leading back and forth.
2. Black Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 14 Locals referred to it either as Geronimo or else by the name Anglo pioneers had given it—Black Knob.
3. Crow Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 101 Joanna’s phone rang, letting out its unmistakable rooster crow.
4. Midnight Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 189 I finally came home around midnight.
5. Leather Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 92 ... respectable silver buckle on a leather belt—one that also held her badge ...
6. Silver Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 92 ... respectable silver buckle on a leather belt—one that also held her badge ...
7. Mint Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 92 By the way, I’m still a sucker for Thin Mints.”
8. Wine Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 141 There was a glass at Joanna’s place, but she passed on wine for two reasons—she was pregnant and still working.
9. Blood Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 141 “It’s blood money.”
10. Purple Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 203 ... Zane Grey, his favorite title being Riders of the Purple Sage
11. Brick Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 77 Now let’s hit the bricks.
12. Apple Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 186 You don’t have the sense God gave little green apples!
13. Lipstick Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 115 Speaking of stains, Joanna thought, what about that visible lipstick mark?
14. Yellow Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 195 Turns out it’s arsenic all right—showed up yellow on her test strip.
15. Corn Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 195 The powder probably contains a filler of some kind—cornmeal or flour, maybe— ...
16. Gold Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 14 In official topo-map parlance, however, it was referred to as Gold Hill.
17. Rust Downfall J.A. Jance 8/16/17 p 14 ... towering in the background over the flat expanse of a rust-colored mine-waste tailings dump.

Baby, Don't Go (Southern Roads, #3) by Stephanie Bond Baby, Don't Go Stephanie Bond 8/16/17
18. Cream p 20 Still slim and beautiful with creamy skin and dark hair, ...
19. White  p 24 ...short denim skirt and white sandals her mother had lent her ...
20. Violet  p 26 Violet-colored mountain peaks towered all around, ...
21. Orange  p 26 Candace had told her about the orangey clay that passed as soil in most of Georgia.
22. Clay  p 26 Candace had told her about the orangey clay that passed as soil in most of Georgia.
23. Blonde  p 34 ... said to the pretty blonde who had proved to be an organizational dynamo.
24. Bronze  p 39 ... , his skin deeply bronzed.
25. Rose  p 104 ... slow down a little and smell the roses. 
26. Candy  p 130 ..., her candy-pink mouth swollen from their kiss.
27. Cherry  p 130 The tattoo he'd seen at a distance was a stemmed red cherry ...
28. Gray  p 149 ... from the kitchen area, gray smoke was billowing into the diner.
29. Turquoise p 190 ..., a fitted turquoise shift with a silver beaded collar.
30. Snow p 194 ... in a gray suit, snowy white shirt and a blue striped tie ... 

The Strangers on Montagu Street (Tradd Street, #3) by Karen White The Strangers on Montagu Street Karen White 8/17/17
31. Lime p 4 ... and her long, curly black hair barely tamed by a lime green scrunchy. 
32. Butter p 26 Buttery light from the lowering sun crept like long fingers across the wood floor and four-poster bed, ...
33. Blush p 57 The thought made me blush, so I turned away to face the harbor.
34. Sapphire p 63 ... held a large ring with a dark stone that could have been a sapphire.
35. Crimson p 75 ... my mother’s beauty salon polished my toenails in “Femme Fatale” crimson and another worked on my manicure. 
36. Lilac p 77 She wore a simple Lilly Pulitzer shantung sheath in a pale lilac that set off her complexion and eyes beautifully.

TLC Colors of the Month - Green

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

green shades

Colors of the Month - Green
Duration: August 15, 2017-September 15, 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.

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 green from the graphic above BUT you cannot use the word GREEN. Tell us the shade.

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

(figuratively, of people) Sickly, unwell.
Sally looks pretty green — is she going to be sick?
4. Read a book with a character who gets sick.

(figuratively, of people) Inexperienced.
John's kind of green, so take it easy on him this first week.

5. Read a book with a character that is new at something. Tell us what that is.

(cricket) Describing a pitch - (putting green): putting green
6. Read a book with a character that is an athlete.

(US, slang, uncountable) Money.
7. Read a book with a character that has plenty of money.

(environmentalist): environmentalist, greenie (Australian), tree hugger, treehugger
8. Read a book from this green list . Tell us the list you chose and the number the book is on that list.

9. Read a book with a Vegetarian or Vegan Character. Helper 
Sophie and Nola
The Strangers on Montagu Street Karen White 8/17/17

10. Read a book with a synonym or antonym of green in the title. 
Lush or The Simple Truth

Sunday, August 13, 2017

TLC Tribute to Glen Campbell

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Monthly Challenges  Tribute to Glen Campbell

I grew up in the south. Country music was a big thing even though my parents did not listen to it. I had a thing for Glen Campbell even as a little girl. In 1981, I lived in Galveston. So of course I loved the song and he was dating a Texas girl, Tanya Tucker, at the time. I'll never forget driving home over the bridge on I-45 into Galveston, probably coming from eating at Ninfa's, my favorite Mexican restaurant at the time, and the song - Galveston came on the radio.
I was sad to hear of him having Alzheimer's a few years ago. I am really sad that he's gone away from us now.


Tribute to Glen Campbell 
Duration: One Month from start.
Choose as many tasks as you wish. Participation Badge for this challenge.

Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, television host, and actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television, from January 1969 through June 1972.


1. Read a book published in April or August.

2. Read a book where the main character is a singer, songwriter, musician, television host, or actor. 

Campbell made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys in the country and pop categories. For "Gentle on My Mind", he received two awards in country and western, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" did the same in pop. He won and was nominated for many different awards in music and acting.

3. Read a book where a character walked away from love OR still thinks about the past.

4. Read a book where a character is very successful in their professional life.
5. Read a book from 1967 in Literature.

"Rhinestone Cowboy" was Campbell's largest-selling single, initially with over 2 million copies sold.
6. Read a book with a cowboy or a Western.
7. Read a book from this list of best-selling books.
8. Read a book that connects to one of Campbell's Top Ten Hits. Tell us what the connection is.

After Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he continued to work and went on tour with some of his children. He was married 4 times and had 8 children.
9. Read a book where a family works together.

10. Read a book where a character dies due to an illness.

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 http://theboot.com/top-glen-campbell-...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

TLC August-September Ducks In A Row

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

"Ducks In A Row" two month mini challenge
August 1, 2017-September 30, 2017

Rules: Read books from the same series or ‘mix-n-match’ – as long as it was at least three in a row. Like 3, 4, 5? Or 11, 12, 13? 17, 18, 19? (You do NOT have to read them in that order.) As long as you keep it all in a row. There can NOT be more than three from the same series.. Please post a link to the book and the author, and the date you finished the book. Please repost your entire challenge when finished to get your badge. 

My List:
1. Death and Relaxation Devon Monk 8/1/17 (Ordinary Magic #1)
2. Any Time, Any Place Jennifer Probst 8/7/17 #2 Billionaire Builders
3. Baby, Don't Go Stephanie Bond 8/16/17 (Southern Roads #3)
4. When I Need You Lorelei James 8/5/17 Need You #4 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

ACATT One Year Easy Challenge

All Challenges All The Time discussion on goodreads

Easy One Year Challenge
Date: 07/01/17 - 06/30/18

This challenge will cover a few of your favorites. While it's a year long challenge, it's quite simple, so you may complete it very quickly.

1. Setting:
Read a book set in the same city, state or country in which you currently reside.

2. Title:
Read a book whose title begins with the same letter as your name.

3. Author:
Read a book by an author who is from the same state or country that you are from - or where you currently reside.

4. Favorite Color:
Read a book that has your favorite color prominently shown on the cover.

5. Favorite Series:
Read a book from one of your favorite series.

6. Favorite Author:
Read a book by a favorite author. When I Need You Lorelei James 8/5/17

7. Favorite Genre:
Read a book from a favorite genre.

8. TBR > One Year:
Read a book that has been on your TBR more than a year.

9. TBR < 3 Months:
Read a book that has been on your TBR less than three months. Gods and Ends Devon Monk 8/9/17

10. Author's Name:
Read a book by an author whose first or last name begins with the same letter as your first or last name.
Any Time, Any Place Jennifer Probst 8/7/17

11. Recommended:
Read a book recommended to you.

12. Free Choice:
Read any book of your choice.

Friday, August 4, 2017

WRC Quarterly Read-a-Thon (Aug.-Oct., 2017)

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads

3rd Quarter's Read-a-Thon!
August 1, 2017- October 31, 2017


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.

*During this Read-a-Thon be on the lookout for: 
(1) The 3rd book in a series or the final book in a trilogy.
(2) A book by a new to you author.
(3) A banned or challenged book.
(4) A book that will work for the spell task letter "A" or "O."
(5) A book with flowers on the cover.
(6) A book published in 2008, 2009 or 2010.
*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)