Duration: 1st May – 31st May 2020
Number of books: 7
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection
MAY 2020 SCAVENGER – Limerick Day
Timeframe: 5/1/20 to 5/31/20
Limerick Day is celebrated on May 12 every year, on the birthday of English poet and author Edward Lear who popularized limericks in 1846 in his A Book of Nonsense. Named for the city of Limerick, Ireland, a limerick is a humorous verse or poem, often naughty or bawdy. It is five lines long; the first two lines rhyme with the fifth line, and the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other.
1. There was an odd fellow named Gus,
When travelling he made such a fuss.
He was banned from the train,
Not allowed on a plane,
And now travels only by bus.
😀 Read a book with some sort of transportation on the cover (show us the cover)
– or – a book whose author’s first or last name has only three letters. – Lady Pirate by Lynsay Sands (ship)
2. There was an enchanting young bride,
Who ate many green apples and died.
The apples fermented,
inside the lamented,
and made cider inside her inside
😀 Read a book with a primarily green cover (show us the cover)
– or – a book marked HUMOR on the main genre page. – The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer
3. There was a young woman named Bright,
Whose speed was much faster than light.
She set out one day,
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.
😀 Read a book with a word in the title that rhymes with Bright
– or – a book that you read quickly (150-200 pages long, tell us how many pages). – Trick of the Light by Rob Thurman
4. I’m really determined and keen,
To start giving this house a spring clean.
I will do it I say,
Yes, I’ll do it today,
Well, I’ll do it tomorrow, I mean.
a book set in the spring (March, April, or May) – or – a book with the word “I” in the title. – I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi
5. A canner, exceedingly canny,
One morning remarked to his granny,
“A canner can can
Anything that he can;
But a canner can’t can a can, can he?”
😀 Read a book with a three-letter word in the title
– or – a book with a grandmother character (tell us who). – Billy Thunder and the Night Gate by Isobelle Carmody
6. A circus performer named Brian,
Once smiled as he rode on a lion.
They came back from the ride,
But with Brian inside,
And the smile on the face of the lion.
a book with a person smiling on the cover (show us the cover) – or – a book whose title starts with a letter in CIRCUS (disregard A, An, The). – Reaching One Thousand by Rachel Robertson
7. There was a young lady named Rose
Who had a large wart on her nose.
When she had it removed
Her appearance improved,
But her glasses slipped down to her toes.
a book with an author or character with a flower name – or – a book with eyeglasses on the cover (show us the cover). – Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
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♦ Books must be at least 150 pages long. Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged 🙂 Re-reads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book and not simply skim through it.
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