Duration: 1st September – 30th September 2019
Number of books: 7
Hosted by:Crazy Challenge Connection
A number of historical events, both good and bad, small and large, have occurred in the month of September over the years, with just a few of them listed here. Choose 7 of these events and complete the related tasks. You MUST CHOOSE your tasks when signing up.
1. Mary Had a Little Lamb was first published on September 1, 1830.
Read a book with a primarily white cover (show us the cover). – The Scot, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Annette Blair
2. Germany invades Poland, starting World War II, on 9/2/39.
Read a book set during World War II.
3. George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name Kodak on September 4, 1888.
Read a book whose title starts with a letter in KODAK (disregard A, An, The).
4. Also on 9/4, ten-year old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper carrier in 1833.
Read a book that is 10th in a series (tell us the series).
5. On September 5, 1698, Russian Czar Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards.
Read a book with a bearded man on the cover (show us the cover). – The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends by Peter Berresford Ellis
6. Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s baseball iron man record by playing in his 2,131st game on 9/6/95.
Read a book with “21” or “31” intact in the total page count (tell us how many pages).
7. September 7, 1921: the first Miss America beauty pageant was held in Atlantic City, NJ.
Read a book with a lone woman on the cover (show us the cover). – mhttps://earthandskye.org/2019/10/01/my-favorite-witch-by-annette-blair/
8. Star Trek premiered on television on 9/8/66.
Read a book with PARANORMAL
or SCIENCE FICTION on the main genre page. – No Rest for the Witches by MaryJanice Davidson, Lori Handeland, Cheyenne McCray & Christine Warren
9. 9/11/01: Islamic Al-Qaeda militants flew planes into NYC’s twin World Trade Towers and the Pentagon.
Read a book with a man-made disaster as part of the plot (briefly tell us what, using spoiler tags if necessary). – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
10. September 12, 1953 was the day future President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier.
Read a book that includes a wedding. – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
11. Francis Scott-Key composed the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner on September 14, 1814.
Read a book in which music plays an important part.
12. In sports, Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a battle of the sexes tennis match, 9/20/73.
Read a book with some sort of competition (briefly tell us what). – Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta (Josie and Ivy are in constant competition with each other)