Scavenger Challenge – November 2018

Duration: 1st November – 30th November

Number of books: 10

Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

Even if we’ve just finished a meal, there are some smells that make us hungry, no matter how full we were just a moment ago. After an informal survey of family and friends, I made a list of the culprits that came up most often, then found an interesting tidbit about each of those foods for the basis of this challenge. Since Goodreads doesn’t have scratch & sniff technology, I’ve included photos just to whet your appetite 🙂


Bacon dates back at least 3,500 years. The Chinese were the first to cook salted pork bellies. The salt preserved the meat so it could be eaten all year.

✼ Read a book with an intact 00 in its total page count; tell us how many pages OR a book with the letters S-A-L-T in its title, not necessarily in that order or in the same word Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day


While no one is sure how brownies were first created, the most popular theory seems to be that a woman, who did not have baking powder on hand, improvised and served these “flattened cakes” to her guests.

✼ Read a book with a baked dessert shown prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book with a common color name in its title (plurals will be accepted [Blues], but no other variations The Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas (Gingerbread)


Legend has it that whoever eats the last piece of bread from a loaf has to kiss the cook.

✼ Read a book with ROMANCE on its main GR page OR a book that is THE LAST BOOK you need to finish a challenge; tell us the challenge The Mammoth Book of Irish Romanced edited by Trisha Telep


Average consumption of garlic is believed to weigh in at around two pounds per person. That means eating roughly 302 cloves per person per year.

✼ Read book #2 from a series; tell us the series OR a book with a MAIN character whose FIRST name begins with G; tell us the name Wolves of the Witchwood by Kate Forsyth


Many US cities claim to be the birthplace of this popular food, but it is widely believed that it was invented in 1900 in New Haven, Connecticut, by Louis Lassen whose café offered a ground beef sandwich to a worker.

✼ Read a book set in a location with “New” in its name; tell us where OR a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in GRILLEDBURGERS (to use a letter more than once, it must appear more than once in the phrase)  Sophie’s Choice by William Styron (New York)


The first pizza wasn’t made in Italy or the USA, but in ancient Greece. They baked large round breads that were flat and topped them with veggies, potatoes, spices and olive oil.

✼ Read a book with a round object shown prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book with the name of a spice in its title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling & Jim Kay


Sugar shortages during WWII made candy hard to come by, catapulting popcorn consumption to three times its pre-war levels.

✼ Read a book set during World War II OR a book with a 3 in its average GR rating (NOT the number of ratings or reviews!); tell us the rating Demon Angel by Meljean Brook (3.53 rating)


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