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Romantic Paintings Spell Challenge

Duration: 1st February – 28th February 2021
Number of books: 5
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

C – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
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February 2021 Spell Challenge – Romantic Paintings
Duration: Feb 01, 2021 – Feb 28, 2021

To complement Suzanne’s scavenger challenge about romantic paintings, we’ve got a number of word choices for this month’s spell challenge. The rules are simple, pick a word and read a book for every letter using the first letter of the title (ignore A, An and The) or the first or last initial of the author (not the middle).

Allegory
Beauty
Botticelli
Bouguereau
Cupid

de Toulouse-Lautrec
Desire
Dreamy
Erotic
Fisherman
Flaming June

Imagery
Innocence
Intimacy
Japanese
Klimt

Leighton
Longing
Love
Manet
Monet
Mosaic

Passion
Renoir
Romantic
Roses
Sensual
Syren

Tender
The Kiss
Venice
Venus
Vienna

CHALLENGE RULES – PLEASE READ!
See this thread for more detailed rules for CCC challenges.

❖ Books must be at least 150 pages long (unless they are graphic novels, see below) and may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged.

❖ Graphic novels must be at least 300 pages long, but two books can be combined to make up the page count as long as they both meet the same criteria.

❖ For each book you read, please post a link to the title and mention the author and the date you finished reading it.*

❖ If you want the challenge moderator to verify those books as you post them, 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. It will make it easier on the moderators if we won’t have 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, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge.

❖ Rereads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book and not just skim the best portions! 🙂

* If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title, cover or author, see the instructions HERE.

Romantic Paintings Scavenger Challenge

Duration: 1st February – 28th February 2021
Number of books: 10
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

February 2021 Monthly Scavenger Challenge | Romantic Paintings
Duration: February 1 – 28, 2021

Since February is a short month, choose any SIX of the paintings below to complete the challenge. You may choose the paintings before you start or choose as you go along. Of course, you’re welcome to do all of them!!

1. THE KISS by Gustav Klimt (1908)
An undeniable masterpiece from the Austrian’s “Golden Period,” the painting is at once both erotic and tender. Klimt was inspired by the style of Japanese mosaics and the universal appeal of romantic love. “The Kiss” is notable for its heavy use of gold foil.
❤ Read a book that takes place in Austria or Japan; tell us where OR read a book that has a gold object on its cover; post the cover.

2. THE BIRTH OF VENUS by Sandro Botticelli (1484-86)
Botticelli was commissioned to produce this work by the renowned Medici family. It portrays the goddess of love as an idealized standard of perfection and purity, standing on a giant scallop shell.
Read a book that features an artist who is a painter (real or fictional); tell us who OR read a book in which a main character gives birth; tell us who. – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid (Eilish)

3. CHEZ LE PÉRE LATHUILLE by Édouard Manet (1879)
This restrained, everyday scene depicts a more modest expression of desire. But the couple’s passion is evident from their deep gazes and the position of their bodies. The model for the young man was the son of the cafe’s owner, and the young woman was modeled by two different people.
❤ Read a book that is co-written by two female authors; list author links for both females OR read a book that has at least one scene set in a cafe’ or bistro; tell us the establishment’s name. – The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

4. IN BED: THE KISS by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1892)
This post-Impressionist painting by Toulouse-Lautrec captures a moment of unadulterated passion between two women. It’s one of several images he painted of same-sex intimacy, as he documented the lives of workers in Parisian brothels.
❤ Read a book that takes place in Paris OR read a book with a character who is a prostitute / escort; tell us who.

5. FLAMING JUNE by Sir Frederic Leighton (1895)
Generally acknowledged to be Leighton’s masterpiece, the painting showcases his classical training and is heavy with Greek erotic imagery. Though the woman sleeps alone, the rich colors and flowing gown set a romantic tone.
❤ Read a book whose cover features a woman in a beautiful gown; post the cover OR read a book in which the main character is a redhead; tell us who. – The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

6. DISCARDED ROSES by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1875)
Renoir was known for his approach toward depictions of feminine beauty, and this is clearly seen in this sensual still-life painting. Renoir painted roses in many of his works, using careful brushstrokes to capture the variation in the color of their petals.
❤ Read a book by an author or with a main character named ROSE (reasonable variations accepted – i.e. Rosie, Rosemarie) OR read a book with a picture of a rose or roses on its cover (roses only); post the cover.

7. THE GRAND CANAL OF VENICE (Blue Venice) by Édouard Manet (1875)
Venice is one of the world’s most romantic cities. In compelling shades of blue, Manet’s painting captures the dreamy feeling of floating down a canal in one of the city’s famed gondolas
❤ Read a book that takes place in Venice OR read a book with a primarily blue cover; post the cover.

8. PROMENADE NEAR ARGENTEUIL by Claude Monet (1873)
This Monet painting conveys innocence and longing. Notably devoid of any strong passion or eroticism, it evokes a nostalgia for days of modesty and certainty.
Read a book whose author’s first and last initials are in “ARGENTEUIL;” be sure to post the author link OR read a book with a character who seems modest and/or innocent; tell us who. – Matilda by Roald Dahl (Matilda)

9. THE FISHERMAN AND THE SYREN by Frederic Leighton (1856-58)
You don’t have to be an art critic to see the fire and passion that inspires this mythological painting. Though the lust may be short-lived: The mythical Sirens were said to lure sailors to their deaths.
❤ Read a book that features a Siren (aka Syren) or any other mythological creature; tell us who/what OR read a book in which a relationship is especially passionate; tell us the couple.

10. CUPID AND PSYCHE AS CHILDREN by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1890)
Known colloquially as “The First Kiss,” this painting depicts Cupid, the Greek god of love and affection, with Psyche, the goddess of the soul. The painting is an allegory of love triumphing over obstacles.
❤ Read a book that is a Young Adult Romance OR read a book with the word “LOVE” in its title; exact matches only.

Source: CNN Style

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

The Struggle of Good and Evil

Duration: 1st February – 28th February 2021
Number of books: 3
Hosted by: Bookworm Bitches

February 2021: The Struggle of Good and Evil
Duration: 2/1/2021-2/28/2021

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.

February
1. Read a book featuring someone you admire (famous historical figure, character who has qualities you admire, author you admire, etc.) – Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh (Nayna)
2. Read a book featuring a power struggle – Matilda by Roald Dahl
3. Read a hard-hitting book or a character who is morally grey. – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid (Bryan and alcoholism)

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.

Funko Vamps – February 2021

Duration: 1st February – 28th February 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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

February
Read a book with a sweet story – The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
Read a book from your favourite series/author – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
Read a book with a fun character – Matilda by Roald Dahl
Read a book published in February of any year – The Flyaway Bride by Langley Gray
Read a book tagged paranormal – Megan’s Mark by Lora Leigh
Read a book with a vampire

Moonlight Serenade

Duration: 1st February – 28th February 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Moonlight Serenade

Duration: February 1 – 28

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. Released in February of any year – The Flyaway Bride by Langley Gray
2. With water on the cover – The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
3. That is between 5 and 6 hours or that has a 5 or 6 in the page count – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid (306 pp.)
4. With an MPG of Romance – The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
5. With a paranormal character – Megan’s Mark by Lora Leigh
6. That has a cover that has pink or red on it – Matilda by Roald Dahl

Night Spawn Bingo

Duration: 1st February – 28th February 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 Supernatural Beings in it (Must be in a Horizontal, Vertical, or Diagonal pattern).

Top Row:

Vampires~ Werewolves~ Witches

Middle Row:

Ghost~ Demon~ Fae

Bottom Row:

Shifter~ Necromancer~ Angel

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Opposites Attract

Duration: 1st February – 28th February 2021
Number of books: 10
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

♥ Duration:
Starts: February 1st
Ends: February 28th

♥ How It Works:
Max is 10 books each month. But there are 5 different levels. Select which level you want and that’s how many items you will need to check off.

♥ Levels:
Transitional – 2 books
Baby Vamp – 4 books
Vampire minion – 6 books
Master – 8 books
Vampire King or Queen – 10 books or more

1. Not your traditional February Love theme…
Read a book that starts with a letter in OPPOSITES OR
Read a book whose author’s initial can be found in ATTRACT

The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

2. February 1 ~ Spunky Old Broads Day
Read a book whose MC is a spunky old broad OR
Read a book whose MC is a “spring chicken” (young person)

3. February 2 ~ Ground Hogs Day
Read a book with repeating words in the title OR
Read a book with no words beginning with the same letter in the title

Beard in Mind by Penny Reid

4. February 7 ~ Superbowl Sunday
Read a book with red, blue or silver on the cover (NFL logo) OR
Read a book with no teamwork (your interpretation)

5. February 11 ~ White T-shirt day
Read a book with a white shirt on the cover OR
Read a book with a bare chest on the cover

Megan’s Mark by Lora Leigh

6. February 13 ~ Get a Different Name Day
Read a book where someone gets married OR
Read a book with a character that has a nickname

Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh

7. February 14 ~ Valentine’s Day
Read a book with a heart on the cover OR
Read a book with a couple that bickers or fights often

8. February 16 ~ Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday
Read a fat book…one with over 300 pages OR
Read a skinny book…one with less than 100 pages

The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid (306 pp.)

9. February 25 ~ Pistol Patent Day
Read a book with a weapon on the cover OR
Read a non-violent book

Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

10. February 26 ~ Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Read a book that is a retelling OR
Read a book that does not have a Paranormal or Fantasy tag

The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

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Year of the Ox

Duration: 1st February – 28th February 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Year of the Ox

Duration
February 1st – 28th 2021

Rule
Complete at least 2 tasks to get the heart
No minimum page count
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
A different book must be used for each task

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‣ Oxen are the hard workers in the background, intelligent and reliable, but never demanding praise.
Recent years of the Ox are: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

• Read a book published in any of those years

‣ Metal – 1961, 2021 – These Oxen face obstacles early on, although there are no financial worries. Friends and family aren’t much help, but they will be able to enjoy a comfortable retirement.
• Read a book with a retired character or where a character doesn’t get along with their family – Matilda by Roald Dahl

‣ Water – 1973, 2033 – These Oxen have a comfortable early life and are respected their entire life. They will have a loving family, but it’s recommended to marry late.
• Read a book with a family or marriage – The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

‣ Wood – 1925, 1985 – These Oxen are multitalented and live like a breeze. There are some difficulties in the beginning, but everything smooths out.
• Read a book with a dramatic story or cliffhanger – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

‣ Fire – 1937, 1997 – These Oxen are friendly and social. There are no financial worries their entire life.
• Read a book with a wealthy character or that was expensive – Beard in Mind by Penny Reid

‣ Earth – 1949, 2009 – These Oxen are detailed and like being the leader. They usually make a lot of money, but can’t seem to hold onto it. However, they are able to slow down and enjoy their later years.
• Read a book where someone loses something or with a slow-burn romance – Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh

From Sea to Shining Sea – South Dakota

Duration: 1st January – 31st March 2021
Number of books: 10
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

From Sea to Shining Sea – South Dakota
Duration: Jan 01, 2021 – Feb 28, 2021

1. Both North Dakota and South Dakota became states on the same day, November 2, 1889, making them the 39th and 40th states of the United States. Pierre is South Dakota’s capital city. Its name comes from the Sioux word Dakota which means friends or allies. South Dakota is nicknamed the Mount Rushmore State after the world’s greatest mountain carving on South Dakota’s Black Hills.
Read a book whose title begins with a letter in DAKOTA (ignore a, an and the) -or- read a book where the protagonist makes new friends as the plot progresses -or- read a book with a recognizable monument on the cover (post the cover).Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

2. South Dakota is bordered by the states of North Dakota to the north, Minnesota to the east, Iowa to the southeast, Nebraska to the south, Wyoming to the west, and Montana to the northwest. The state is bisected by the Missouri River, dividing South Dakota into two geographically and socially distinct halves, known to residents as “East River” and “West River”. East River is home to most of the state’s population, and the area’s fertile soil is used to grow a variety of crops. West River is more closely associated with ranching, and the economy is more dependent on tourism and defense spending. Most of the Native American reservations are in West River.
✒ Read a book whose cover is divided into halves in some way (post the cover) -or- read a book in which the story is told in two perspectives -or- read a book with antonyms in the title.Otherhood by William Sutcliffe

3. South Dakota’s state animal is the coyote. The state bird is the ring-necked pheasant. Its state flower is the American pasqueflower. The state tree is the Black Hills spruce. The state sport is Rodeo and the state dessert is kuchen. South Dakota’s state motto is “Under God the People Rule”.
Read a book in which religion is important -or- read a book whose cover is predominantly purple (post the cover) -or- read a book whose title or subtitle features a word not in the English language (tell us the language the word is from. For those reading a non-English language book, a word not in the language the book is in. Tell us the language of both the book and the word). – Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

4. The Wounded Knee Massacre was a domestic massacre of nearly three hundred Lakota people, by soldiers of the United States Army. It occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, following a botched attempt to disarm the Lakota camp. On the morning of December 29, the U.S. Cavalry troops went into the camp to disarm the Lakota. One version of events claims that during the process of disarming the Lakota, a deaf tribesman named Black Coyote was reluctant to give up his rifle, claiming he had paid a lot for it. Black Coyote’s rifle went off at that point, and the U.S. Army began shooting at the Native Americans. The Lakota warriors fought back, but many had already been stripped of their guns and disarmed. By the time the massacre was over, more than 250 men, women, and children of the Lakota had been killed and 51 were wounded (4 men and 47 women and children, some of whom died later). Some estimates placed the number of dead as high as 300. In 1990, both houses of the U.S. Congress passed a resolution on the historical centennial formally expressing deep regret for the massacre. The Wounded Knee Battlefield has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
✒ Read a book in which a massacre occurs -or- read a book written by a Native American author (provide a link to the author’s GR page) -or- read a book in which something or someone in memorialized (tell us how your book fits).

5. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is centered on a colossal sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the sculpture’s design and oversaw the project’s execution from 1927 to 1941 with the help of his son, Lincoln Borglum. The sculpture features the 60-foot heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The four presidents were chosen to represent the nation’s birth, growth, development, and preservation, respectively. South Dakota historian Doane Robinson is credited with conceiving the idea of carving the likenesses of noted figures into the mountains of the Black Hills of South Dakota in order to promote tourism in the region. While Doane Robinson wanted the carving to feature American West heroes (Lewis & Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody, Sacagawea, Crazy Horse etc.), Borglum believed that the sculpture should have broader appeal and chose the four presidents.
✒ Read a book featuring a president/prime minister/other democratically elected head of state as a character or a non fiction book about them -or- read a book whose cover shows a mountain top (post the cover) -or- read a book in which art (any medium) is important to the plot. – Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

6. The Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), or Sanford Lab, is an underground laboratory in Lead, South Dakota. The deepest underground laboratory in the United States, it houses multiple experiments in areas such as dark matter and neutrino physics research, biology, geology and engineering. SURF is located in the former Homestake Gold Mine, which was the largest and deepest gold mine in North America until it closed in 2002. The Homestake Mine was already famous in scientific circles when it was still a working gold mine, because an underground laboratory was set up there in the 1960s. This was the site where the solar neutrino problem (the discrepancy in the predicted and measured neutrinos from the sun) was first discovered in what is known as the Homestake Experiment.
✒ Read a book in which a scientific experiment of some sort in conducted -or- read a book in which a critical part of the plot occurs underground (tell us how the book fits) -or- read a book with a sun visible on the cover (post the cover).

7. South Dakota was once covered by a sea, and was home to three-toed horses, saber-toothed cats, dog-sized camels, and giant pig-like animals. Expeditions in and among the surreal pinnacles and gullies of South Dakota’s Badlands have uncovered fossils from at least 175 different species of Oligocene life, including the 23-million-year-old remains of rhinoceroses and tapirs. In fact, it is considered one of the world’s richest deposits of mammal fossil beds in the world. And in 1990, the most complete specimen of Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found was discovered in this part of the state. Today you’ll see bison and pronghorn and bighorn sheep roaming the Badlands, as well as an animal that nearly went extinct: the black-footed ferret, which survives today thanks to a captive breeding program and reintroduction to protected places like this.
✒ Read a book with a cat, dog, camel, horse or pig on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book with an intact 23 in its number of pages (tell us the number of pages) -or- read a book in which something physical is unearthed (tell us how your book fits).Kiss of Heat by Lora Leigh

8. Clark is home to the world famous Mashed Potato Wrestling Contest. Mitchell is the home of the world’s only Corn Palace, which is made of 3500 bushels of corn. Custer State Park has more than 1,300 free-roaming bison. The tradition of spreading sawdust on the floors of bars began in Deadwood as an effort to hide gold dust that would gather there. The Anne Hathaway Cottage at Wessington Springs is the only structure in the Midwest U.S. that still features a thatched roof. The Flaming Fountain on South Dakota State Capitol Lake is fed by an artesian well with natural gas content so high that it causes it to glow. Jewel Cave is the third-longest cave in the world with more than 120 miles of passages having been surveyed. Lemmon is the world’s largest petrified wood park, with fossilized remains of life from 50 million years old.
Read book with a vegetable on the cover (post the cover) -or- read a book with a synonym of flame in the title (flame works also) -or- read the third book of a series (tell us the name). – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid (Rugby #3)

9. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is a motorcycle rally held annually in the Black Hills and in Sturgis. It was begun in 1938 by a group of Indian Motorcycle riders and was originally held for stunts and races. Attendance has historically been around 500,000 people, reaching a high of over 700,000 in 2015. The event takes place over 10 days and generates around $800 million in annual revenue. The Sturgis Rally has been held every year, with exceptions during World War II. For instance, from 1942 to 1944, the event was not held due to gasoline rationing.
Read a book whose cover shows a motorcycle (post the cover) -or- read a book first published in 2015 -or- read a book whose series name begins with a letter in STURGIS (ignore a, an and the, tell us the series name). – The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid (Rugby #2)

10. It is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese factory in South Dakota. Every hotel must have twin beds two feet apart and love shall not be made between the beds. Mink dens cannot be disturbed. No throwing stars can be used in Sisseton. You cannot create static (!) in Huron. No horses are allowed in the Fountain Inn unless they’re wearing pants. It is illegal to try to convince a pacifist to renounce his beliefs by threatening to arm-wrestle him.
Read a book in which love was not made (sorry!) -or- read a book whose cover shows an arm (post the cover) -or- read a book with a pacifist character (tell us who). – The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn (Cecilia)

CHALLENGE RULES – PLEASE READ!
See this thread for more detailed rules for CCC challenges.

❖ If you want to participate in a challenge, 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.

❖ Books must be at least 150 pages long (unless they are graphic novels, see below) and may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged.

❖ Graphic novels must be at least 300 pages long, but two books can be combined to make up the page count as long as they both meet the same criteria.

❖ For each book you read, please post a link to the title and mention the author and the date you finished reading it. If a challenge task gives several options, make it clear which option you’ve chosen. If the task calls for an item/color 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.

❖ If you want the challenge moderator to verify those books as you post them, 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. It will make it easier on the moderators if we won’t have 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, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge.

❖ Rereads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book and not just skim the best portions! 🙂

* If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title, cover or author, see the instructions HERE.

Braille Spell Challenge

Duration: 1st January – 31st January 2021
Number of books: 9
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

CRolling with the Punchlines by Urzila Carlson
OOtherhood by William Sutcliffe
OOne Bite with a Stranger by Christine Warren
KKiss of Heat by Lora Leigh
BThe Bride Test by Helen Hoang
OOver Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
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KKissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid
SSoul Deep by Lora Leigh


January Spell- Braille

Duration: January 1- January 31, 2021

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

Braille Literacy Month
(Louis) Braille
(National) World Braille Day
blind
printed (word)
system
touch (reading)
raised dots
alphabet
left to right
contracts
regulations
insurance policies
directories
cookbooks
hobbies
(cultural) enrichment
music (scores)
hymnals
(playing) cards
board games
fingertips
(Charles) Barbier
night (writing)
communication
leather worker

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 a challenge template including your word choice. 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.

♦ 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 LynchKate 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.