Tuesday, January 16, 2018

FLOAB The Grocery Challenge!  JoAnne's Shopping Cart

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The Grocery Challenge! JoAnne's Shopping Cart    

Challengesign

Open Date - Jan 1st
Store Closing - Dec 31, 2018

How to shop -

1. Decide on the Badge you want to work on-

These are currently available
“Savvy Shopper” - 3 tasks
“Express Lane” - 10 tasks
“Smart Shopper”- 25 tasks
“Shopaholic” - 50 tasks
“Ultimate Foodie” - all 55 on the main list

In addition (or instead) there are options such as
“Real Food” Badge - 12 - All ORGANIC item tasks
" Fruits & Veggies Badge" 15 - Produce only item tasks
“Health Nut” Badge" 30 - Vegan only item tasks

And for added fun, all shoppers once they earn the “Savvy” badge will be eligible to receive coupons and additional optional shopping lists that will appear randomly in your basket throughout the year.

2. Choose and read a book for a task that fits that badge-

3. Post a completion thread in your basket - it should look like this.
Badge Desired -
Item -
Task -
Book -
Author-
Date read -
How it fits -


4. Head up and down the aisles reading books and grabbing products, have fun and let's see if you are a Shopaholic!

Rules
Customer Service Q&A   

List
Tasks-
1. Apples - Read a book with a RED cover (50% or more)
2. Organic Apples - Read a book with All the letters in APPLES found in the title (any order)
3. Artichoke - Read a book with a Heart on the cover
4. Organic Asparagus - Read a book with a character is described as “TALL” or “THIN” - give sentence location
5. Plantains - Read a book that takes place in a South American country.
6. Organic Bananas - Read a book where both of the Author’s Initials are found in BANANAS
7. Corn Chex Cereal - Read a book that has a title with two words that start with the same letter
8. Organic Carrots - Read a book where a character goes underground.
9.American Cheese - Read a book that takes place 100% in the United States
10. Swiss Cheese - Read a book that takes place in a European Country
11. Coffee - Read a book with a BLACK cover (50% or more)
12. Decaf Coffee - Read a book that with a Title that starts with one of the letters in DECAF (You may NOT drop the “The” for this task)
13. Clementines- Read a book with a MC that is small in size (but not a child)
14. Organic Coconut - Read a book with a tropical scene on the cover
15. Plain Donuts - Read a book with a Donut, cake or cupcake on the cover
16. Cinnamon Donuts- Read a book with a double letter word in the title (like cinnamon)
17. Butter - Read a book where someone or something is agitated (ex. The storm churned the sea)
18. Cage-free Eggs - Read a book where both the author’s initials can be found in CHICKEN
19. Frozen Fish - Read a book that has FISH or FROZEN in the Title
20. Shrimp- Read a book with a BOAT on the cover
21. Red Grapes - Read a book from a Series that has a ‘bunch’ of books in it (4 or more)
22. Organic Green Grapes - Read a book with a Green cover (75% or more)
23. Hamburgers- Read a book that takes place in the 1950s or 60s or was published in the 50s or 60s
24. Hotdogs- Read a long book ( 500+ pages)
25. Ginger Ale -Read a book with a person with RED HAIR on the cover
26. Beer -Read a book with the word GERMAN or BEER in the text (include page and sentence)
27. Organic Kale - Read a book with all the letters in KALE found in the title (any order)
28. Boston Lettuce - Read a book with a MPG of Historical/Historical Fiction
29. Organic Lemons- Read a book with a Yellow cover (50%)
30. Key Limes Read a book that starts with a K or an L or the author's initials are K.L.
31. Milk- Read a book with a Cow on the cover or in the title
32. Chocolate Milk - Read a book where the MC is a child
33. Oyster Mushrooms- Read a book where something is discovered.
34. Portabella Mushrooms - Read a book that takes place in the Forest or MC goes to the Forest
35. Organic Onions- Read a book with at least 40 chapters
36. Scallions- Read a book with “SPRING” in the title
37. Peanut Butter- Read a book with an 8 in the page numbers
38. Grape Jelly - Read a YA book (genre listed on Main page)
39. Organic Bell Pepper - Read a book from the following list - Sounds
40. Jalapeno Pepper - Read a book with a “hot” romance involved
41. Red Radish- Read a book with 2 “R”s in the Title
42. Horseradish - Read a book with a Horse on the cover
43. Rice- Read a book that takes place in China/Japan or by a Chinese or Japanese author
44. Brown Rice Read a book with a BROWN cover (50%)
45. Spaghetti - Read a book that takes place in Italy
46. Organic Spaghetti Sauce Read a book where both the author's initials are the Same Letter ( example Shel Silverstein)
47. Acorn Squash - Read a book from the following list - Books that made me fall out of a Tree
48. Organic Yellow Squash - Read a book where a character likes to garden
49. Sugar- Read a book with the mpg - Chick -Lit (sweet)
50. Tomatoes - Read a book with a 4.0 rating or higher
51. Organic Roma Tomatoes - Read a book with a one word title
52. Watermelon- Read a book that takes place near water
53. Organic Watermelon - Read a book with the word “SEEDLESS” found in the text) give page and sentence
54. Corn Tortillas - Read a book with something round on the cover
55. Whole Wheat Bread Read the last book in a series (so you have read the “whole” thing)


**Announcement: SPELL IT OUT OPTION**

Is an item out of stock and you just can't find a book that is working for you? You may want to use the Spell It out Option
The word for this challenge is M-A-R-K-E-T
You may claim each letter only once.
A letter is claimed using an author initial or title of a book
Post your completion and specify as to which item you are claiming.
May NOT use for the "Savvy Shopper Badge"    


Badges I've Earned!
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“Badge Desired - "Savvy Shopper” - 3 tasksItem - 7. Corn Chex Cereal -
Task - Read a book that has a title with two words that start with the same letter
Book - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
Author- Matthew J. Sullivan
Date read - 1/1/18
How it fits - Bright & Bookstore

“Badge Desired - "Savvy Shopper” - 3 tasks
Item - 48. Organic Yellow Squash -
Task - Read a book where a character likes to garden.
Book - Lilac Lane
Author- Sherryl Woods
Date read - 1/3/18
How it fits - Bryan and Kiera have a garden between their houses and they use the produce at the restaurant where they work.

“Badge Desired - "Savvy Shopper” - 3 tasks
Item - 40. Jalapeno Pepper -
Task - Read a book with a “hot” romance involved
Book - Menage A Cowboy
Author- Jenny Klaire
Date read - 1/4/18
How it fits - MFM Story    

1. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 9. American Cheese -
Task - Read a book that takes place 100% in the United States
Book - Her Renegade Rancher Author- Jennifer Ryan
Date read - 1/6/18
How it fits - Set in Montana

2. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 10. Swiss Cheese -
Task - Read a book that takes place in a European Country
Book - Why Did You Lie?
Author- Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Date read - 1/10/18
How it fits - Set in Iceland.

3. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 12. Decaf Coffee -
Task - Read a book that with a Title that starts with one of the letters in DECAF
Book - All I Want Is You
Author- Toni Blake
Date read - 1/11/18
How it fits - Title Begins with A

4. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 16. Cinnamon Donuts-
Task - Read a book with a double letter word in the title
Book - Tall, Tatted and Tempting
Author- Tammy Falkner
Date read - 1/13/18
How it fits - Tall and Tatted both have double letters

5. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 27. Organic Kale -
Task - Read a book with all the letters in KALE found in the title
Book - Full Package
Author- Lauren Blakely
Date read - 1/12/18
How it fits - KALE is in title.

6. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 28. Boston Lettuce -
Task - Read a book with a MPG of Historical/Historical Fiction
Book - The Girl From Ballymor
Author- Kathleen McGurl
Date read - 1/12/18
How it fits - It is Historical Fiction

7. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 40. Jalapeno Pepper -
Task - Read a book with a “hot” romance involved
Book - Tap Left
Author- A. Zavarelli
Date read - 1/8/18
How it fits - Lots of hot love scenes!

8. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 48. Organic Yellow Squash -
Task - Read a book where a character likes to garden
Book - The Last Camellia
Author- Sarah Jio
Date read - 1/15/18
How it fits - 3 characters like to garden: Anna, Addison and Flora

9. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 51. Organic Roma Tomatoes -
Task - Read a book with a one word title
Book - Strangers
Author- Paul Finch
Date read - 1/14/18
How it fits - Strangers is the title.

10. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 52. Watermelon-
Task - Read a book that takes place near water
Book - Yesternight
Author- Cat Winters
Date read - 1/8/18
How it fits - Set on the Oregon coast    

Sunday, January 14, 2018

TLC Colors of the Month - White

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Monthly Challenges   Colors of the Month - White      

white

Colors of the Month - White
Duration: January 15, 2018 - February 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.

2. Read a book whose author's first and last initials are in a shade of white from the graphic above. Tell us the shade.
Alabaster Full Tilt Emma Scott 1/16/18

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

4. Read a book from this list - Wrapped in Clouds.

5. In ancient Rome, the priestesses of the goddess Vesta dressed in white linen robes, a white palla or shawl, and a white veil. They protected the sacred fire and the penates of Rome. White symbolized their purity, loyalty, and chastity.
❁ Read a book with a character that possesses purity, loyalty, or chastity. Tell us which trait they have.

6. During the Postclassical history, painters rarely ever mixed colors; but in the Renaissance, the influential humanist and scholar Leon Battista Alberti encouraged artists to add white to their colors to make them lighter, brighter, and to add hilaritas, or gaiety.
❁ Read a book that is "lighter, brighter," OR a book with a MPG Humor.

7. White was the universal color of both men and women's underwear and of sheets in the 18th and 19th centuries.
❁ Read a book with underwear (can be on a person's body) or bedsheets on the cover.

8. In ancient Egypt, white was connected with the goddess Isis. Isis was worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic.
❁ Read a book with an ideal mother and wife OR a book with a MPG Magic Realism.

9. Many mountains with winter or year-round snow cover are named accordingly: Mauna Kea means white mountain in Hawaiian, Mont Blanc means white mountain in French. Changbai Mountains literally meaning perpetually white mountains, marks the border between China and Korea.
❁ Read a book with white mountains on the cover OR a book set in Hawaii, France, China or Korea.

10. White-collar workers are those who work in offices.
❁ Read a book where a character works in an office.
A Stranger in the House Shari Lapena 1/17/18    

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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 3, 2018

Kick'n Romance Frenzy 2018 Challenge

Gotta Have Romance with a Kick discussion on goodreads

Kick'n 2018 Challenge Romance Frenzy 2018 Challenge      




We Mods want to challenge our Kickers to a yearly challenge - with a kick of course. We're going to mix it up each month with something new, but will link to the previous challenge. If you don't finish your previous challenge before the Month is up don't worry. You have until the end of the year to complete all the different challenges. You will have your own thread, so you can keep track of your progress, to have fun with and to decorate as you please.

Runs: 1/1/2018 thru 12/31/2018    

JANUARY INSTALLMENT - Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day

1. Read a book with the word WILD in the title.

2. Read a book with the words MAN or MEN in the title or series name.
His Cowboy Heart Jennifer Ryan 1/3/18 (Montana Men #6)    

3. Read a book with a fabulous man on the cover. Menage A Cowboy Jenny Klaire 1/4/18

4. Read a book whose author's first and last initials are in FABULOUS.

5. Read a book written by a man. The Escape David Baldacci 1/7/18

6. Read a book that is on one of these lists. Tell us the list.
7. Read a book from the genre MEN. https://www.goodreads.com/genres/men
8. Read a book where the male MC's name begins with the same letter as your name.

9. Read a book where the male MC cooks a meal - ChefLilac Lane Sherryl Woods 1/3/18    

10. Read a book with a man's name in the title eg. Rowdy or That Thing Between Eli & Gwen    

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

FLOAB 2018 Discovery Bookshelf

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Discovery Bookshelf 2018       2018 Discovery Bookshelf Rules & Info    

For Love of a Book's 2018 Discovery Bookshelf Challenge
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Duration: January 1 – December 30, 2018

Discovery Bookshelf Challenge

This is an individual challenge to help you set a goal of reading up to 52 books off of your massive TBR shelves for 2018.

Each Bookshelf will have exactly 30 books off of your TBR, not 28, not 29, 31 or 32, but exactly 30.

Once you read a book off of you Discovery Bookshelf, uncheck it from the shelf and add 1 replacement book to the shelf from your TBR so that your shelf will ALWAYS equal 30 books!

So how do you access your Discovery Bookshelf?
Read these instructions:

Step 1: Choose a level of reading - weekly, bi-weekly, monthly (if you finish early you can go with the next call-out to read another book)

Weekly – one book per week
Bi-weekly – one book per 2 weeks
Monthly – one book per month

Step 2: Create a shelf named:Discovery Bookshelf (or whatever you want to call it)

To create a new shelf:

Go to my books
Click on “add shelf” found along the left side of your screen, under your existing list of shelves
Type in the name of your shelf "Discovery Bookshelf", and click add

Step 3: Add EXACTLY 30 books to the shelf

**The books you add to your shelf must be available to read right now. Don't add books you can't get your hands on until later or you will get behind.

Step 4: After your shelf is complete, scroll to the bottom of the page and change your shelf to cover view by clicking on cover view found in the upper right of your screen (looks like 4 little solid squares).

Step 5: Scroll down to the bottom of the page on yoru shelf and set the "per page" to 30. You should now have a 6x5 grid of covers.

Step 6: Post your tracking in the TRACKING THREAD
Make 1 post to keep track of all of your progress:

Example:
Week 1: Jan 1-Jan 7 - Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1) by Kelley ArmstrongSea of Shadows (Jan 4) ★★★★★
Week 2: Jan 8-14 - Sleeping Beauties by Stephen KingSleeping Beauties (Jan 10) ★★★★★
Week 3: Jan 15-21 - Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David SedarisLet's Explore Diabetes with Owls(Jan 18) ★★★½
Week 4: Jan 22-28 - A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. MaasA Court of Mist and Fury (Jan 27) ★★★★★


Step 7: On Sunday Nights, I will call a randomly selected row and column number. All of the call-outs will be posted
HERE in the Call-Out Thread.

Read the book associated with the row and column listed in your cover view. If you are not playing weekly, you may choose which week(s) to participate.

Example: Row 3, column 5

Using my shelf as an example, Bookshelf Discovery, Row 3, column 5 I would read Dexter Is Dead (Dexter, #8) by Jeff LindsayDexter Is Dead
***Please note: the book order on the shelf is not the same for everyone. It is affected by how you choose to organize your books, for this challenge you can choose Random at the bottom of the page to get even more fun in which book you select.

**Use this grid as a guide.

This is what your cover view square looks like:

R1C1 - R1C2 - R1C3 - R1C4 - R1C5 - R1C6
R2C1 - R2C2 - R2C3 - R2C4 - R2C5 - R2C6
R3C1 - R3C2 - R3C3 - R3C4 - R3C5 - R3C6
R4C1 - R4C2 - R4C3 - R4C4 - R4C5 - R4C6
R5C1 - R5C2 - R5C3 - R5C4 - R5C5 - R5C6

By the following Saturday night I would need to replace Dexter Is Dead (Dexter, #8) by Jeff Lindsay with another book.

Step 8: Keep your shelf updated! Your shelf must ALWAYS have 30 books on it on the day the new book is called. Since the position called each week will be randomly selected, the same spot may be called more than once.

*You will need to move out the books you've read and replace them with new books.

*If you also read other books that happened to be on your shelf during the week that you will need to replace those as well so that you ALWAYS have 30 books.

Your shelf should be updated by Sunday at 12:00am CST.

You may replace books that you've read for this or other challenges with other series TBR books. You may replace books that you've lost interest in or move in newly released books.

Step 9: Update your participation post with your book and rating. Please do not make a new post.

Step 10: Earn Badges By Reading! Check out the BADGES you can earn HERE!

If you have any questions, ask them in the Q&A

***Note: If you miss the start of this challenge, you may join in at anytime.    

Tracking & Participation Duration: January 1 – December 30, 2018

Discovery Bookshelf Challenge

This is an individual challenge to help you set a goal of reading up to 52 books off of your massive TBR shelves for 2018.

Each Bookshelf will have exactly 30 books off of your TBR, not 28, not 29, 31 or 32, but exactly 30.

Once you read a book off of you Discovery Bookshelf, uncheck it from the shelf and add 1 replacement book to the shelf from your TBR so that your shelf will ALWAYS equal 30 books!

Choose a level of reading - weekly, bi-weekly, monthly (if you finish early you can go with the next call-out to read another book)

Weekly – one book per week
Bi-weekly – one book per 2 weeks
Monthly – one book per month    

Weekly Shelf Call-Out Tracking

My Link:

Week 1: Jan 1-Jan 7: R3C6
Book: The Escape
Date: 1/7/18

Week 2: Jan 8-Jan 14:
R2C1   
Book: Yesternight Cat Winters
Date:

Week 3: Jan 15-Jan 21

Week 4: Jan 22-Jan 28

Week 5: Jan 29-Feb 4

Week 6: Feb 5-Feb 11

Week 7: Feb 12-Feb 18

Week 8: Feb 19-Feb 25

Week 9: Feb 26-Mar 4

Week 10 Mar 5-Mar 11

Week 11: Mar 12-Mar 18

Week 12: Mar 19-Mar 25

Week 13: Mar 26-Apr 1

Week 14: Apr 2-Apr 8

Week 15: Apr 9-Apr 15

Week 16: Apr 16-Apr 22

Week 17: Apr 23-Apr 29

Week 18: Apr 30-May 6

Week 19: May 7-May 13

Week 20: May 14-May 20

Week 21: May 21-May 27

Week 22: May 28-Jun 3

Week 23: Jun 4- Jun 10

Week 24: Jun 11-Jun 17

Week 25: Jun 18-Jun 24

Week 26: Jun 25-Jul 1

Week 27: Jul 2-Jul 8

Week 28: Jul 9-Jul 15

Week 29: Jul 16-Jul 22

Week 30: Jul 23-Jul 29

Week 31: Jul 30-Aug 5

Week 32: Aug 6-Aug 12

Week 33: Aug 13-Aug 19

Week 34: Aug 20-Aug 26

Week 35: Aug 27-Sep 2

Week 36: Sep 3-Sep 9

Week 37: Sep 10-Sep 16

Week 38: Sep 17-Sep 23

Week 39: Sep 24-Sep 30

Week 40: Oct 1-Oct 7

Week 41: Oct 8-Oct 14

Week 42: Oct 15-Oct 16

Week 43: Oct 22-Oct 28

Week 44: Oct 29-Nov 4

Week 45: Nov 5-Nov 11

Week 46: Nov 12- Nov 18

Week 47: Nov 19- Nov 25

Week 48: Nov 26-Dec 2

Week 49: Dec 3-Dec 9

Week 50: Dec 10-Dec 16

Week 51: Dec 17-Dec 23

Week 52: Dec 24-Dec 30
   

TDD Monthly: Reading Wheel and Random Reads - January 2018    

Tall, Dark & Deadly discussion on goodreads


   

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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JANUARY CATEGORY: BODYGUARD

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Option 3:
Bodyguard:
Small Town Cop (again!): Rattlesnake Crossing (Joanna Brady, #6) by J.A. Jance J.A. Jance



Random Reads January 2018Purpose: 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 picked #1428 Crown Jewels (Off-Limits Romance, #1) by Ella James    Crown Jewels by Ella James

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

CCC January 2018 Scavenger Challenge - The Seven Summits

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads

Monthly Challenges-Short & Sweet  January 2018 Scavenger Challenge - The Seven Summits

January 2018 Scavenger - The Seven Summits
Timeframe: 1/1/18 to 1/31/18

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Summiting all of them has become noted as an exploration and mountaineering accomplishment.

This challenge is based on the Messner list, completed by legendary alpinist Reinhold Messner, which is considered a more challenging mountaineering objective than the Bass list.

1. Aconcagua for South America (22,841)
Set in the Andes near the Argentinean/Chilean border, a German team was first to reach its summit in 1897. It is among the world’s highest-altitude non-technical ascents, but its considerable elevation means it’s no easy feat and only an estimated 30% of climbers who attempt to reach the summit are successful.
🗻 Read a book set in South America (List of South American countries - tell us where) - or - read a book with "30" intact in the number of pages (tell us how many pages).

2. Denali (formerly McKinley) for North America (20,310)
Denali is one of the most isolated peaks on the planet. There was some controversy surrounding the peak’s first ascent after a reported 1906 climb was eventually found to be false. The first confirmed ascent was by an American group in 1913. Earlier in the season (late April through late May) is the best time to tackle Denali to avoid precipitation, but the Kahiltna Glacier experiences drastic and unpredictable weather changes, so you have to be prepared for anything.
🗻 Read a book in which there is some controversy or misdirection involved - or - read a book with a single mountain on the cover (show us the cover).

3. Kilimanjaro for Africa (19,341)
Kilimanjaro is technically three distinct dormant or extinct volcanoes. Today, it is the site of much scientific study thanks to its fast-receding glaciers and icefields. The standard route covers a huge variety of ecosystems and is largely considered more of a trek than a technical climb.
🗻 Read a book whose location starts with a letter in "Africa" - or - read a book with "Science" on the main genre page.

4. Elbrus for Europe (18,510)
Set in the rugged Caucasus Mountains in Russia, this dormant volcano rises dramatically from the landscape around it. The first ascent of Elbrus’ slightly taller west summit (it has two) was by a British expedition in 1874, making it one of the first of the seven summits to be climbed.
🗻 Read a Series #1 book (tell us the series) - or - read a book set in Russia or Great Britain.

5. Vinson for Antarctica (16,067)
This summit is named for US Congressman Carl Vinson, a major supporter of funding for American research and exploration of the continent. The first ascent was in 1966 by an American party. The peak isn’t technically demanding, but it’s incredibly cold and windy. The average temperature in the Ellsworth Mountains is around -20 degrees Fahrenheit but rises to a balmy -29 degrees in the summer between December and February, which is when most mountaineers attempt this one. Another perk is that the sun is also out 24 hours a day during these months, making the 10-day ascent up the Branscomb Glacier just a little easier.
🗻 Read a book set in Antarctica - or - read a book by an author who has written at least 20 books (tell us how many) - or - read a book with some sort of political connection (tell us how it fits).

6. Carstensz Pyramid (aka Puncak Jaya) for Australasia (16,024)
The first successful ascent was in 1962 by an Austrian team that included Heinrich Harrer (author of Seven Years in Tibet). Not only is the route technically demanding, but climbing requires a number of permits and a five-day hike through dense jungle. Because it’s so close to the equator, Carstensz Pyramid is climbable year round, but expect lots of rain.
🗻 Read a book by an author whose first and last names begin with the same letter - or - read a book with a "5" in the publication YEAR (tell us the year).

7. Everest for Asia (29,029)
The mother of all mountains, Everest is the highest point on the planet. First famously ascended in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Everest is without a doubt the best-known peak in the world. Attempts to reach its summit are costly thanks to its remote location and, depending on the route, hazards like the notorious Khumbu Icefall. It’s considered the crowning achievement of a Seven Summits attempt. Most attempt this one in April or May.
🗻 Read a book whose title starts with "E" (disregard A, An, The) - or - read a book that is very well-known, meaning it's been on the NY Times Best Sellers List from any time period (tell us when).


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TCF I'll Drink to That! - coffee

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♦Monthly Challenges♦  I'll Drink to That! - coffee    

Each month in 2018 we'll focus on a specific drink. This month is coffee.

mc = main character
Duration : January 1 - 31, 2018
No page limit. Re-reads and audio books are okay.

description

How much do you want to "drink"?
1/4 a cup - read at least 1 book
1/2 a cup - read 2 to 3 books
***3/4 a cup - read 4 to 5 books*** My choice but I'll probably get more!
a full cup - read 6 or more books

Read a book...
with a cup of coffee on the cover
that might be found on a coffee table
with a title that begins with "C"

4. with a mostly brown coverYesternight Cat Winters 1/8/18
5. where the mc drinks a lot of coffee
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Matthew J. Sullivan 1/1/18
6. where the mc goes to a café
Lilac Lane Sherryl Woods 1/3/18

that is set where coffee is grown
with shrubbery on the cover

9. that you find stimulatingMenage A Cowboy Jenny Klaire 1/4/18
10. from a series that you have taken a 'break' from
His Cowboy Heart Jennifer Ryan 1/3/18

that is set during hot weather
12. with ground on the coverHer Renegade Rancher Jennifer Ryan 1/6/18

that is considered dark fiction

14. where the mc works in an officeWhy Did You Lie? Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/10/18

where the mc gets into "hot water"