Category Archives: Challenges

Higher Education Terminology Scavenger Challenge

Duration: 1st September – 30th September 2021
Number of books: 10
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

September 2021 Scavenger Challenge : Higher Education Terminology
September 1 – 30, 2021

Choose any seven of the following ten tasks. You may choose before you start, or choose as you go along. And, of course, you are welcome to complete more than seven tasks!

1. A College is an institution of higher education that grants undergraduate degrees. In some cases these are independent institutions, like Berea College or College of the Holy Cross. Other colleges are not independent, but are parts of a university: for example, Case Western Reserve University includes 8 different colleges in areas such as nursing, arts/sciences, law, medicine and more.
🎓 Read a book whose title starts with a letter in COLLEGE (ignore a|an|the) OR read a book with a character who values their independence; tell us who.

2. A university is an institution of higher education that awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees and/or that includes multiple colleges and schools. A college (or school) focuses on similar academic areas.
🎓 Read a book that is “higher” on your TBR (anything above the halfway point); tell us your TBR total and your book’s position OR read a book whose author’s first and last initials (ignore middle initials) may be found in UNIVERSITY.

3. A Major is the primary focus of study in a 4-year degree – i.e. Biology or Philosophy. A minor is designated as a specific number of credit hours in a secondary field of study.
🎓 Read a book whose title contains the word “MAJOR” or “MINOR” or read a book whose original publication year contains a “4;” tell us the year.

4. The head or president of a college or university is called a Dean. The Dean’s List is a regularly issued list of students who have achieved high academic excellence. Qualification for the Dean’s List varies from school to school.
🎓 Read a book in which a character receives an award or honor of some kind; tell us who and the nature of the award OR read a book that is on a “best of” type list; tell us which list and the year awarded.

5. A Provost, sometimes called the vice president of academic affairs, is a senior academic administrator who works closely with academic deans, department deans and faculty to ensure the quality of academic programs.
🎓 Read a book in which a character serves in a leadership position; tell us who and their position OR read a book with a title word (4 or more letters) that contains a single vowel (the vowel may be repeated, as in the “O” in provost).

6. To matriculate means that a student is admitted, registered for classes, and in good academic standing at a college or university.
🎓 Read a book in which a main character is attending college or university OR read a book whose title contains a word at least 10 letters long.

7. A Syllabus is a general summary of a course handed out to students at the beginning of a semester.
🎓 Read a book in which the main character is starting something (significant) new; be as creative as you wish, but do tell us who and what OR read a book that follows a very generic “syllabus” (formula).

8. A Registrar is a specialist tasked with handling several administrative and logistical areas of academia. The registrar’s office is responsible for registering students for classes, preparing student transcripts, preparing class schedules and analyzing enrollment statistics.
🎓 Read a book whose MC’s first name starts with an “R;” tell us who OR read a book with a character you believe has an analytical mind; tell us who and why.

9. A Practicum is a practical application of theory learned in the classroom. Often a requirement for programs in Education, Social Work or other clinical fields.
🎓 Read a book in which someone is an educator of some kind; tell us who and their profession OR read a book in which someone is an intern or apprentice; tell us who and their field of study.

10. The Laude System recognizes three levels of honor for graduation:
— Cum Laude (with praise) is generally awarded to the top 25-35% of the class and requires an average GPA of around 3.5-3.7.
— Magna Cum Laude (with great honor) is generally given to students in the top 10-15% of their class and the estimated average GPA would be 3.8-3.9.
— Summa Cum Laude (with highest honor) is generally given to students in the top 1-5% of their class and is sometimes reserved for students with perfect grades (4.0+).
🎓 Read a book whose title contains a comparative (better, faster) or superlative (best, fastest) adjective OR read a book whose total page count is between 350 and 400 pages; remember to tell us how many pages.

CHALLENGE RULES

See this thread for more detailed rules for all CCC challenges.

♣ If you want to participate in this challenge, please sign up by posting at least a partial list of the challenge requirements. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses.

♣ For each book you read, please indicate the title, the author and the date you finished reading it. If a challenge task gives several options, please make it clear which option you’ve chosen. If the task calls for an item on the cover, include a link to the book cover.* If it’s not obvious from the book title or cover, be sure to explain how your book fits the task. If you don’t, you won’t get credit for completing that task.

♣ 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.

♣ Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged!

♣ If you want the challenge moderator to check your progress as you make updates, please copy/paste your update into a new message . 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.

♣ When you complete the challenge, please post your entire list as a new message to make it easier for everyone to see what you’ve read. If you don’t repost your list, you won’t be included in the list of those who have completed the challenge.

*If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title or cover, see the instructions here: Link Instructions

Higher Education Terminology Spell Challenge

Duration: 1st September – 30th September 2021
Number of books: 8
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

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September 2021 SPELL – Higher Education Terminology
Timeframe: 9/1/21 to 9/30/21

To go along with Suzanne’s scavenger challenge this month, choose one or more of these words to spell out in September. 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).

college
cum laude
dean
Dean’s List
graduation
honor
laude system
magna cum laude
major
matriculate
minor
practicum
provost
registrar
semester
summa cum laude
syllabus
transcript
undergraduate
university

CHALLENGE RULES:
♦ Please sign up by posting at least a partial list of the challenge requirements. 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 here 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 and not simply skim through it.

♦ 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 know how to post a link to the book title, cover or author, see the instructions here:
Add a link to the book title, book cover and/or author

♦ When you complete the challenge, please post your entire list as a new message to make it easier for everyone to see what you’ve read 🙂 If you don’t repost your list, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge.

Moonlight Serenade – September 2021

Duration: 1st September – 30th September 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Duration: September 1 – 30

Rules
Complete at least two tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count

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1. Sept 3rd is College Colors Day: Listen to a book with a MC who is a college student or a book set at a college/university
2. Sept 6th is Labor Day: In honor of all your hard work Listen to any book you want
3. Sept 24th is National Coloring Day: Listen to a book with a colorful cover or a colorful character
4. Sept 18th is National First Love Day: Listen to a book where the MC meets their first love or is reunited with their first love
5. Sept 20th is Respect for the Aged Day: Listen to a book with an MC or important secondary character who is 65 or older (Can be supernatural)
6. Sept 22nd is Hobbit Day: Listen to a fantasy book or listen to a book whose title starts with an H

Monthly Challenge September 2021

Duration: 1st September – 30th September 2021
Number of books: 11
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Duration: September 1 through September 30

How It Works:
Ten books each month is a lot, so there will be 5 different levels. Pick which level you want to do and that’s how many items you will need to check off.

Levels:
Transitional – 2 books
Fledgling – 4 books
Vampire – 6 books
Master – 8 books
Vampire King or Queen – 10 books

1. September – Ninth Month of the Year
Being the ninth in line tends to come and go without much fanfare. A few vocal September dates are tired of being ignored. Show your appreciation to September by reading the 9th book on your TBR mountain or read a book with a title that starts with one of the 9 letters in SEPTEMBER or a book with ‘9’ in the page count.

2. September 5 – Cowgirl Day
Western genres and cowgirl boots aren’t for everybody but the theme can be! Read a book with a female lead or a book where boots are worn or a book where horses (or horsepower, i.e. cars, motorcycles) are used.

3. September 8 – Date Nut Bread Day
Sometimes you just want to be literal. Read a book where a couple goes on a date, or book where bread is eaten (sandwiches count!) or a book title that begins with a letter in DATE-NUT BREAD.

4. September 9 – Teddy Bear Day
Hmm… Brown bears are considered terrifying while Teddy Bears are synonymous with comfort. Read a book with a cover that makes you feel ‘comfortable’ or a book where someone needs comfort or a book with a bear shifter!

5. September 12 – International Drive Your Studebaker Day
There aren’t many that still have Studebaker’s so somebody’s re-imagining it. Yea, they are, by reading a book with wheels on the cover or a book set in the past or a book where someone drives. It’s become a thing!

6. September 15 – 8-Track Tape Day
Ah, a blast from the past. Read the oldest book on your TBR mountain or a book that has 8 books in the series or a book with a musical theme.

7. September 22 – Autumn Equinox
First day of autumn seems to take a back seat to the first day of spring but it shouldn’t, it’s just as special. Say goodbye to official summer by reading the last book of a series, or reading a book with a ‘cool’ character or reading a book that has a bonfire.

8. September 24 – Cherries Jubilee Day
A great welcome fall dessert is tasty cherries jubilee! Just gathering ingredients, like cherries, ice cream and a flame… or just read a book with a read cover or a book set in summer or a book with a ‘hot’ character. (if it’s hot to you, it’s hot to us!)

9. September 26 – Forget-Me-Not Day
Now is the perfect time to reread a favorite book or a book with a second chance romance or a book recommended as a favorite by a friend.

10. September 29 – International Coffee Day
Coffee starts many a day but some people drink it all day long, hence the need for coffeeshops and what good is a coffee shop without a barista?!? Read a book with a barista or a book where a coffee shop is drunk or a book with brown on the cover.

BONUS: September 1- No Rhyme, No Reason Day
Some things just are! No fault, no blame, no praise, no back pats and no excuses either! Read or listen to any book you want just because you can!

Funko Vamps – September 2021

Duration: 1st September – 30th September 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Funko Vamps
Collect a Funko Vamp each month by completing at least 2 tasks from a set of 6.
A new set of tasks with a new Funko Vamp will be posted each month.

The dolls you collect will be in your Vampire Heart thread. Don’t have a thread? You can still do the challenge if you want 🙂

Rules
Complete at least two tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count
One book per task

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Read a book with an undead character
Read a book with a necromancer OR bone witch
Read a book with a black OR white cover
Read a book with a male main character
Read a book with a 9 OR 3 in the page count
Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in JACK

Night Spawn Bingo

Duration: 1st September – 30th September 2021
Number of books: 9
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession


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Welcome to Night Spawn BINGO. Each month a new BINGO game will be posted with new tasks to complete. Get three in a row (Horizontal, Vertical, or Diagonal) to receive your Vampire Heart.

Rules:
Complete three tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count
One book per task

Read 3 books that have one of the following (Must be in a Horizontal, Vertical, or Diagonal pattern).

Top Row:

Story takes place in the Big City~
Story takes place out in the Country~ 
Story takes place in the Burbs

Middle Row:

MC is a single parent~
Focus is on a family~
MC is unmarried/no kids

Bottom Row:

MPG of Romance~
MPG of Urban Fantasy ~
MPG of Mystery

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Fall Hat

Duration: 1st September – 30th September 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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I adore hats – hats of every kind and every color – so this challenge is in honor of Fall Hat Month

Duration
September 1st to 30th

Rules
Complete at least 2 tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count
You must read a different book for each task

In some professions you wear a hat for your job (Pilot, rancher, construction, chef)
Read a book where the MC works in a profession that requires a hat
Conical Hat: Coolie and rice hat, as it is also called, conical hat is designed with the sun’s rays in mind
Read a book with a sun on the cover
Beanie: Its other names include stocking cap, knit cap and skully. It is a good choice during winter to keep you warm.
Read a book set in winter
Baseball Cap: It is famous throughout the world especially with the youth. It is worn in universities and colleges.
Read a book where the MC is in University/College or set at a University/College
Cowboy: North Americans love this cap
Read a book set in North America or with a cowboy MC
There are actually more than a hundred different types of hats worn around the world.
Read a book with a hat on the cover

Rise Above

Duration: 1st September – 30th September 2021
Number of books: 3
Hosted by: Bookworm Bitches

September 2021 – Rise Above
Duration: 9/1/2021-9/30/2021

There are 3 tasks, you only need to read three books to finish this challenge. Or pick one task and read 3 books for that one task.

1. Read a book with that stars a marginalized character (disabled, LGBTQ+, POC, etc.)
2. Read a book that discusses a difficult topic.
3. Read a book where a character has a change of heart

Rules
~Books must be read during the selected time period.
~Post the date you finished the book.
~All books read for challenges can be used for more than one challenge.
~Books can be either Fiction or Non Fiction. Your choice.
~At the end of the challenge, it will be closed for commenting and moved to the archives folder
~Use the add book/author tool to tag your book within your challenge.

Monthly Challenge – August 2021

Duration: 1st August – 31st August 2021
Number of books: 11
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

◈ Duration
Starts: August 1st
Ends: August 31st

• 🐝 How It Works
Ten books each month is a lot, so there will be 5 different levels. So pick which level you want to do and that’s how many items you will need to check off.

• Levels :
Transitional – 2 books
Fledgling – 4 books
Vampire – 6 books
Master – 8 books
Vampire King or Queen – 10 books

1. Iced Tea Time
Considering that it’s way too hot to drink regular tea, let’s go ahead and slurp down some of the cool stuff and read some light enjoyable fluff, or if you prefer, a book with a beverage on the front. – Take Me Home by Inez Kelley

2. S-T-R-A-W-B-E-R-R-Y
In celebration of perhaps one of the most tasty and scrumptious berries out there, read a book that begins with one of the letters in ‘strawberry’ or that has a red cover. – Witching Moon by Rebecca York

3. Wildflowers
Beautiful, simple, and humble are the wildflowers, gently swaying in the summer breeze. What a lovely and wonderful sight to behold! As long as you don’t have allergies, that is. To complete this challenge, read a book that is a breath of fresh air! Something new. Or, read a book that has a flower on the cover. – The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

4. Indubitably, my dear Watson
Sometimes in literature we hear about fabulous duos that always get into trouble and all sorts of mischief, but then we never get around to reading those books. Well now is the time to do so! Read any book that has a well known duo. – The Kingdom of Back by Marie lU

5. Gadgetry
Steampunk is perhaps one of the funnest genres out there! Such adventure and excitement await in alternate retelling of history, full of gizmos, gadgets, and all sorts of inventions. Read any kind of steampunk book that titillates the mind. – The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

6. Gimme Some Sugar
Whether it’s hot or cold, cakes, cookies, ice cream, croissants, custards and the like will always hit the spot and appease the sweet tooth. Depending on what you like, read a book tailored to you that has your favorite sweet treat on it! Or, you could always revisit a book boyfriend for a different kind of sugar. – On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (coffee)

7. Lady’s Best Friend
Some people might say that a diamond is a woman’s best friend, but I beg to differ! Dogs are indeed a woman’s best bud. They are always there when you need them and they also act as a living hoover. It’s fantastic! Read any book that has a pup on the cover or that appears in the pages. – Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews

8. Oddball
Side characters, rarely do they ever get enough credit. And sometimes they’re even better written than the main. As an ode to the unsung hero, read a book where a side character outshines the main, or read a spin off from the main series that finally gives the side character the development and adventure they deserve. – Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr

9. Deep in the Mountainside
Rumors of large beasts in the woods have persisted for years. Savage creatures who guzzle up unsuspecting wanderers, or at least that’s what the myths say. Perhaps they’re wrong? Are dragons friend, foe, or charming gentlemen who wish to be left alone? You decide! Read any book with a dragon in it that suits your fancy. – The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin

10. Chivalry might be Dead
Sometimes in the beginning of a series the main fella might seem like a gentleman. Then as time goes on, you realize he is far from one. In fact, it turns out he’s a big jerk! Yet for some reason you just can’t stay away. He’s the guy ya love to hate and hate to love. To complete this challenge, read a book that has a dude in it that you can’t stand, but yet secretly adore. – The Edge of Heaen by E.M. Lindsey (hurt my heart WAY too much)

11. 🍯 – BONUS BOOK: Game Day!
There is nothing that makes our Grande Dame Dee more happy than to see people playing games. It’s one of her FAVORITE things! To complete this challenge, just participate in one of the Vlad’s Billiard Room: Games and label it as the August Bonus challenge. Then read any book you want. It’s a freebie! – The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2 edited by Trisha Telep

Funko Vamps – August 2021

Duration: 1st August – 31st August 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Funko Vamps

Collect a Funko Vamp each month by completing at least 2 tasks from a set of 6.
A new set of tasks with a new Funko Vamp will be posted each month.

The dolls you collect will be in your Vampire Heart thread. Don’t have a thread? You can still do the challenge if you want 🙂

Rules
Complete at least two tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count
One book per task

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August
Read a book with a character wearing a suit on the cover – Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
Read a book with a vampire on the cover
Read a book rated at least 4 stars by one of your friends – The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Read a book on your TBR longer than 6 months – The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2 edited by Trisha Telep
Read a book with three words in the title – Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
Read a book with a human main character – Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr