Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Words

JUL- Sun, Unto, Energy, Fate, High, Look

Here are the key words for  in the 3rd Annual Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge!  You only have to read one book whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month.  These are some of books that are available from my kindle and on Scribd.  My selections will have links to the reviews. 

I read 1 book last month (June).  link


Sun

A Little Ray of Sunshine by 

Sunrise Kisses (The Kisses #8) by 

Sun-Kissed by 

Midnight Sun by 


Fate

Fate by 

Tempting Fate by 

Fate Takes a Hand by 

Twist of Fate (Renegade Saints #2) by 

Accepting Fate (Destiny, #2) by 


High

High-Powered, Hot-Blooded by 

High Country Rebel (Jackson Hole #8) by 

High Noon by 

High Octane by 

A High, Hard Land by 


Look

Looking for Peyton Place by 

Favorite Album - Bathhouse Betty

From WACKY READING CHALLENGES on goodreads

FAVORITE ALBUM - BATHHOUSE BETTY  link
DATE: 07/01/15 - 08/31/15

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Our next favorite album challenge is based on Bette Midler's Bathhouse Betty recommended by Connie. Thanks for the recommendation, Connie!

Levels of Participation
Disc One = 1 to 3 Tasks
Disc Two = 4 to 6 Tasks
Disc Three = 7+ Tasks

Choose a level of participation and complete the required number of tasks. Tasks can be mixed. For example, if you choose to do the Disc One Level (1 to 3 tasks), you may choose to complete a task for numbers 1, 2 and 3, OR you may choose to do a task for numbers 2, 5, and 9.

Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine--just be sure to re-read the entire book. When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include a link to the book title, mention the author's name, and post the date you finished reading the book.

1. BATHHOUSE BETTY:
The ninth studio album released by Bette Midler. ♫Read a book in which double letters appear in the title (example: Hello, Darkness), OR a Series/TBR #10.

2. COVER:
The cover features Midler in a beautiful black and white floor-length gown. ♫Read a book with stripes found on the cover, OR a Series/TBR #4.

3. RELEASE DATE:
The album was released in 1998, and was Midler's debut album with Warner Bros. Records. ♫Read a book originally published in 1998, OR a Series/TBR #8.

4. BETTE MIDLER:
Bette Midler, also known as The Devine Miss M, was born in Honolulu, Hi in 1945. ♫Read a book set in Hawaii, OR a Series/TBR #5.

5. BILLBOARD:
Bathhouse Betty reached number 32 on Billboard 200. ♫Read a book with the numbers 3 and 2 found in the total number of pages, OR a Series/TBR #3.

6. I'M BEAUTIFUL:
The single I'm Beautiful was remixed and became a major dance floor hit, making it hit number 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. ♫Read a book with the word "beautiful (or some form of the word) found in the title, OR a Series/TBR #1.

7. PRODUCER:
Bathhouse Betty was produced by Arif Mardin, who was also the musical arranger. ♫Read a book in which the author's first and last initials can be found in ARIFMARDIN, OR a Series/TBR #7.

8. LENGTH:
The album is 44 minutes, 58 seconds long. ♫Read a book between 445 - 580 pages, OR a Series/TBR #2.

9. COLLABORATIONS:
The second single featured from the album was My One True Friend. Composed by David Foster, Carole King and Carol Bayer Sager, it was the lead song for the movie One True Thing starring Meryl Streep and William Hurt. ♫Read a book which has won some type of award, OR a Series/TBR #6.

10. LABEL: 
Bathhouse Betty was Midler's debut album with Warner Bros. Records. The label was founded in 1958 by Jack L. Warner, and has become one of the top recording labels in the world. ♫Read a book in which the first letter of each title word can be found in WARNERBROS, OR a Series/TBR #9.

Wisconsin Spell Challenge - 3rd Qtr, 2015

From WACKY READING CHALLENGES on goodreads

WISCONSIN SPELL CHALLENGE  link
3RD QUARTER, 2015
DATE: 07/01/15 - 09/30/15


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Our third quarter spell challenge is based on the US state of Wisconsin. You may choose to spell out WISCONSIN, or anything significant to you regarding Wisconsin, or if you wish, you may choose from the historical landmarks listed below. 

To complete the spell out, use the first letter of the book title, or the first letter of an author's first or last name.

Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine--just be sure to re-read the entire book. When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include a link to the book title, make mention of the author's name, and note the date you finished reading the book.

Historical Landmarks of Wisconsin
1. S.C. Johnson Building
2. Dousman Hotel
3. Pabst Theater
4. Ringling Brothers Circus
5. Milwaukee City Hall
6. Fourth Street School
7. Greendale Historic District
8. Ten Chimneys
9. Astor Fur Warehouse
10. Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum 

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Historical Landmarks of Wisconsin, 3rd Qtr 2015

From WACKY READING CHALLENGES on goodreads

HISTORICAL LANDMARKS OF WISCONSIN  link
3RD QUARTER, 2015
DATE: 07/01/15 - 09/30/15


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Hard to believe it's time for another quarterly challenge! This quarter we will focus on the US state of Wisconsin.

To complete the challenge, read a book that fits one of the options for each of the landmarks below - 10 books in total.

Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine--just be sure to re-read the entire book. When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include a link to the book title, make mention of the author's name, and note the date you finished reading the book.

1. S.C. Johnson Admin Building & Research Tower:
Designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright it was constructed from 1936 to 1939. ☀Read a book set in Wisconsin, OR a book in which the entire title can be found in the letters of FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT (all the letters of all the words in the book's title), OR a Series/TBR #3.

2. Dousman Hotel:
This hotel was built in 1864 to accommodate railroad and steamboat travelers. The hotel operated until the 1920's ☀Read a book with a train, train tracks, RR crossing or with some type of boat on the cover, OR a book published between 1864 - 1929, OR a Series/TBR #8

3. Pabst Theater:
Built in 1895, "the Pabst" is the fourth oldest continuously operating theater in the US. ☀Read a book by an author whose first or last initial can be found in PABST, OR a book with an actor character, OR a Series/TBR #9.

4. Ringling Brothers Circus Winter Headquarters:
Located in Baraboo, this is where the Ringling Brothers Circus first began their tour as a circus in 1884. ☀Read a book with a circus character as a character, OR with a circus tent on the cover, OR a Series/TBR #1.

5. Milwaukee City Hall:
With a bell tower at 353 feet, completed in 1895, made it the tallest habitable building in the US at the time. ☀Read a book in which the number 3 or 5 can be found in the total number of pages, OR a Series/TBR #5.

6. Fourth Street (Meir) School:
Renamed the Golda Meir School after the fourth Prime Minister of Israel, who attended the school between 1906 - 1912, this is a Milwaukee public school for gifted and talented students. ☀Read a book with a student as a character, OR a book in which the first letter of each title word can be found in GOLDAMEIR, OR a Series/TBR #4.

7. Greendale Historic District:
Located in Greendale, WI, this is one of three greenbelt towns built by the federal government along with Greenbelt, Maryland and Greenhills, Ohio during the Great Depression. Read a book set during the Great Depression (1929 - 1939), OR a book that a Goodreads friend rated 3 stars or lower, OR a Series/TBR #2.

8. Ten Chimneys:
Built in 1915, Ten Chimneys was home to Broaway actors Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. It was visited by many other notable actors of the time such as Noel Coward, Helen Hayes, Laurence Olivier, and Vivien Leigh. It was so named for the total of 10 chimneys present on the grounds. ☀Read a book with a number in the title or on the cover, OR with a chimney on the cover, OR a Series/TBR #10.

9. Astor Fur Warehouse:
The Astor Fur Warehouse is a historic fur warehouse in Prairie du Chien. It was built by American Fur Company agent Joseph Rolette in 1828. The town of Prairie du Chien was a fur trading center in the 18th century due to the French and Canadian fur trade on the Mississippi River. ☀Read a book by a French or Canadian author, OR a book between 200 - 325 pages, OR a Series/TBR #7.

10. Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum:
The Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum was built in 1913 by family members to house the collection of amateur geologist Thomas A. Greene. It is a mineral and fossil museum located in Milwaukee. ☀Read a book with a character who is a geologist or works in a museum, OR a book set in a large US nationally known city, OR a Series/TBR #6.
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***Clarification on Task #1***:
OR a book in which the entire title can be found in the letters of FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT

Meaning - all the letters of every word in your book's title can be found in the letters of FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT. You do not have any limitation on the number of words required in the book title - so a one-word title will work for this. But all the letters of that one-word title need to be found in the letters of FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT. 

Hope this helps. 

July 2015 Mini Challenge

From WACKY READING CHALLENGES on goodreads

July 2015 Mini Challenge  link
Date: 07/01/15 - 07/31/15

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It's time to celebrate July with a mini challenge! This is a combination spell/task challenge, where you choose your level of participation: spell out, task, or a combination of both.

Tasks 

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1. July:
Read a book published in July (any year), OR a Series/TRB #7. 

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2. 4th of July:
Read a book with red, white AND blue on the cover, OR a Series/TBR #4. 

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3. Pecan Pie Day: 
Celebrate Pecan Pie Day (July 12th) by reading a book with a pie on the cover, OR a Series/TBR #1, #2 or #12. 
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4. Amelia Earhart Day:
Amelia Earhart Day is celebrated on July 22. Read a book by a female author, OR a Series/TBR #2 or #22. 

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5. Wacky's Red, White and Blue:
Add a book to Wacky's bookshelf that has a red, white OR blue cover. To add a book to our bookshelf: (1) click on "bookshelf" a the top of the group home page; (2) type in the title of the book you would like to add in the search box and click "search"; (3) Click on "add to group". ***Please note: if the book you are trying to add is already on Wacky's bookshelf, it will be blurred out. 
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Spell Out 
Choose a word or phrase to spell out using the first letter of a book title or the first letter of the author's first or last name. You may choose from the list below or use something that relates to July for you.

1. Independence Day
2. Red, White, Blue
3. Family Reunion
4. Baseball Game
5. Stars and Stripes
6. Freedom
7. Fireworks
8. Parade 

July 2015 Word Search

From WACKY READING CHALLENGES on goodreads

July 2015 Word Search  link
July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

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This month's word search is inspired by our June Group Read: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Important Rule: You CANNOT use this book when looking for the words. That would be just too easy.

Below is the list of words to find. They can only be found within the text of the book - no covers, titles or authors, please. For each word you find, provide the book title, page or location, and the sentence containing the word. You can use one book to find all the words, or as many as you like. 

Optional Words: This month I have included 5 optional words that are a little harder than usual. You can choose to look for them or leave them off your list...it's up to you. 

***And if you don't find all the words this month, you are welcome to carry them over to next month's word search challenge.*** 

Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine - just be sure to re-read the entire book. When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include a link to the book title, include the author's name, and the date you finished reading the book. 

Have fun!

List of Words:
1. Dragon
2. Musician (will not accept Music for this one)
3. Scales
4. Soul
5. Bells
6. Tapestry
7. Earring
8. Flute
9. Treaty
10. Memory
11. Vision
12. Chord
13. Funeral
14. Equation
15. Prince

Optional Words:
Harpsichord
Bagpipes
Diabolical
Mathematics
Cockroach 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Books

I have been very lax this month with blogging.  I have been reading voraciously. I have plowed through several authors too.

Knight (Unfinished Hero, #1) Ashley, Kristen

Creed (Unfinished Hero, #2) Ashley, Kristen

Raid (Unfinished Hero, #3) Ashley, Kristen

Deacon (Unfinished Hero, #4) Ashley, Kristen

Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1) Ashley, Kristen

Wild Man (Dream Man, #2) Ashley, Kristen

Law Man (Dream Man, #3) Ashley, Kristen

Motorcycle Man (Dream Man, #4) Ashley, Kristen

Fire Inside (Chaos, #2) Ashley, Kristen

Rock Chick (Rock Chick, #1) Ashley, Kristen

Rock Chick Rescue (Rock Chick, #2) Ashley, Kristen

Rock Chick Redemption (Rock Chick, #3) Ashley, Kristen

Rock Chick Renegade (Rock Chick, #4) Ashley, Kristen

Rock Chick Revenge (Rock Chick, #5) Ashley, Kristen

Rock Chick Reckoning (Rock Chick, #6) Ashley, Kristen

Rock Chick Regret (Rock Chick, #7) Ashley, Kristen

Rock Chick Revolution (Rock Chick, #8) Ashley, Kristen

Rock Chick Redux (Rock Chick, #8.5) Ashley, Kristen

The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1) Ashley, Kristen

Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2) Ashley, Kristen 

Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3) Ashley, Kristen 

Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4) Ashley, Kristen 

Jagged (Colorado Mountain, #5) Ashley, Kristen 

Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain, #6) Ashley, Kristen 

Beautiful Beloved (Beautiful Bastard, #3.6) Lauren, Christina

Beautiful Secret (Beautiful Bastard, #4) Lauren, Christina

Temptation (Club X, #1) Scott, K.M.

Surrender (Club X, #2) Scott, K.M.

Possession (Club X, #3) Scott, K.M.

For You (The 'Burg, #1) Ashley, Kristen 

At Peace (The 'Burg, #2) Ashley, Kristen 

Golden Trail (The 'Burg, #3) Ashley, Kristen 

Games of the Heart (The 'Burg, #4) Ashley, Kristen 

The Promise (The 'Burg, #5) Ashley, Kristen 

Falling for Max (Kowalski Family, #9) Stacey, Shannon 

Beach Town Andrews, Mary Kay

Knight & Play (Knight, #1) French, Kitty

Knight & Stay (Knight, #2) French, Kitty 

Knight & Day (Knight, #3) French, Kitty 

Hardwired: The Hacker Series #1 Wild, Meredith 

Hardpressed: The Hacker Series #2 Wild, Meredith 

Hardline: The Hacker Series #3 Wild, Meredith 

Hard Limit (Hacker #4) Wild, Meredith 

Promised (One Night, #1) Malpas, Jodi Ellen 

Denied (One Night, #2) Malpas, Jodi Ellen 

Unveiled (One Night, #3) Malpas, Jodi Ellen 

The Dom Who Loved Me (Masters and Mercenaries, #1) Blake, Lexi 

The Men with the Golden Cuffs (Masters and Mercenaries, #2) Blake, Lexi 

A Dom is Forever (Masters and Mercenaries, #3) Blake, Lexi 

On Her Master's Secret Service (Masters and Mercenaries, #4) Blake, Lexi 

Sanctum (Masters and Mercenaries, #4.5) Blake, Lexi 

Love and Let Die (Masters and Mercenaries, #5) Blake, Lexi 

Unconditional (Masters and Mercenaries, #5.5) Blake, Lexi 

Dungeon Royale (Masters and Mercenaries, #6) Blake, Lexi 

Dungeon Games (Masters and Mercenaries, #6.5) Blake, Lexi

A View to a Thrill (Masters and Mercenaries, #7) Blake, Lexi 

Cherished (Masters and Mercenaries, #7.5) Blake, Lexi 

In Flight (Up in the Air, #1) Lilley, R.K. 

Mile High (Up in the Air, #2) Lilley, R.K. 

Grounded (Up in the Air, #3) Lilley, R.K. 

Mr. Beautiful (Up in the Air, #4) Lilley, R.K. 

Bad Things (Tristan & Danika, #1) Lilley, R.K. 

Rock Bottom (Tristan & Danika, #2) Lilley, R.K. 

Lovely Trigger (Tristan & Danika #3) Lilley, R.K. 

Lana Lilley, R.K. 

The Wild Side (The Wild Side, #1) Lilley, R.K. 

Iris (The Wild Side, #2) Lilley, R.K. 

Dair (The Wild Side, #3) Lilley, R.K. 

Manwhore (Manwhore, #1) Evans, Katy 

Good Together Carmichael, C.J.

Echoes at Dawn (KGI, #5) Banks, Maya