Duration: 1st April – 30th June 2021
Number of books: 11
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection
L – Love Hard by Nalini Singh
E – Edge of the Moon by Rebecca York
P – Anna: A Teenager on the Run by Anna Podgajecki
I – The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu
D – Devils and Details by Devon Monk
O – Oklahoma Christmas Blues by Maggie Shayne
P – Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam
T – Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler
E – Bloodcircle by P.N. Elrod
R – Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
A – Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh
2021 SPRING SPELLING CHALLENGE
DURATION: March 21 – June 20, 2021
This challenge complements the Butterflies spring scavenger challenge. Choose one or more of the following related words. Spell them using the first letter of a book’s title OR the author’s first or last initial. When using the author name to fill a spot, please remember to include a link to the author’s GR page. Our usual spelling rules apply. Because this challenge is 3 months long, we encourage you to choose words that add up to a minimum of 15 letters.
scales covering wings
head, thorax, abdomen
antennae, compound eyes
Western Blue Pygmy
Queen Alexandra’s birdwing
egg, caterpillar, cocoon
short life span
North American Monarch
proboscis coils up
nectar, sap, pollen
Mexico and California
extinct and endangered
Sinai Baton Blue
Antioch Sand Dunes
San Juan Island
See this thread for more detailed rules for all CCC challenges.
♦ If you want to participate in this challenge, please sign up by posting a challenge template. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses.
♦ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long. (See the link above for rules regarding graphic novels.) 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. You must read at least half of the book AFTER the challenge begins in order to count it for this challenge.
♦ If you choose any of the spelling options, you may use the first letter of the first word in the book’s title (excluding A, An and The) or the author’s first or last initial (middle names or initials can NOT be used).
-In the case of a hyphenated first or last name (i.e. Sarah-Kate Lynch, Kate E. Dyer-Seeley), the first letter of the hyphenated name may be used (not the second initial directly following the hyphen).
-If an author uses what appears to be “two last names” (usually a female author using her maiden name and then her married last name; i.e. Kathy Hogan Trocheck), the last initial of the two names counts since the maiden name is now serving in the place of a “middle” name.
♦ For each book you read, please post a link to the title, and indicate the author and the date you finished reading it. If you don’t, you won’t get credit for completing that task.
* If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title or author, see the instructions here: Add a link to book title or author
♦ If you want the challenge moderator to verify your books as you post updates, please copy/paste your update into a new message . If you do this while you still have the Edit window open, it will copy all of your formatting, etc. too. We don’t have time to scroll back through the entire thread looking for “message #15,” or to follow links back to an original post.
♦ If you use books that are in a language other than English, please translate those titles into English for the purposes of this challenge, unless you plan to use that language for the entire challenge. If you do use another language for the whole challenge, please remember that the translations of exempt words/phrases — for example, A, An and The in this challenge — would be exempt as well.
♦ When you complete the challenge, please post your entire list as a new message. If you do this while you still have the Edit window open, it will copy all of your links and formatting. If you don’t repost your list, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge.