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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Goodreads Winter Seasonal Scavenger Challenge - Skiing: Wrap-up Post

December 20, 2016 to March 21, 2017

16/16 books read

1.  Read a book that takes place in prehistoric times (before 1,000 A.D.) OR read a book that takes place in any of the Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden) OR read any book on your TBR whose position is in an ‘even’ thousand position (i.e. 1,000 2,000 3,000; tell us its position). **Note: if you have less than 1,000 books on your TBR, consider using one of the first two options on this task. If that fails, use any book in an 'even' hundredth position.


 [read any book on your TBR whose position is in an 'even' thousand position - #1,000 on my Goodreads TBR]


2.  Read a book with an ‘unbalanced’ character (tell us who and why you think they are unbalanced) OR read a book whose plot occurs during the 1800’s OR read a book that is second in a trilogy or at the middle of your TBR (you may use TBR midpoint +(-) ten.


[read a book with an 'unbalanced' character - Victor Frankenstein, because he's a mad scientist who thinks he can play God and create a new human race]


3.  Read a book in which a character is considering trying something new (tell us what) OR read a book that mentions the military OR read a book whose main character’s first name starts with a letter in “SKIING.”


[read a book in which a character is considering trying something new - a same-sex relationship]


4.  Read a book that takes place in the mountains (tell us which range) OR read a book where a character has a serious illness OR read a book where the first letter of each title word may be found in “PUBLIC HEALTH” (include a|an|the; 2 word minimum).

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 

[read a book where a character has a serious illness - the main character has cervical cancer]


5.  Read a book that takes place in a popular tourist destination (tell us where) OR read a book where someone goes skiing OR read a book in which a character works for any governmental agency.

Shadows Still Remain by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #1) 

[read a book in which a character works for any governmental agency - the main character is a detective that works for a police department]


6.  Read a book that takes place in any city that has hosted the Winter Olympics (list) OR read a book with an intact “24” in its total page count OR read a book in which a significant first occurs (tell us what).

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 

[read a book in which a significant first occurs; the main character gets her first on-location writing assignment]


7.  Read a book in which a competition takes place (tell us what) OR read a book with "WINTER" in its title OR read a book whose cover is the color of one of the Olympic rings (blue, black, yellow, red or green).

Cut by Patricia McCormick 


[read a book whose cover is the color of one of the Olympic rings - BLACK) 


8.  Read a book in which a main character is a show off OR read a book where a character has some kind of advanced skill (tell us what) OR read a book whose title starts with a letter in HOT DOG (a|an|the DO count!).

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 

[read a book whose title starts with a letter in HOT DOG]


9.  Read a book with an object resembling an inverted “V” or any repeated pattern on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book with footprints on its cover (post the cover) OR read a book whose title contains the word “UP” (the two letters must be together but do not have to be an independent word).


[read a book whose title contains the word "UP" - "cUPcake")


10.  Read a book in which some kind of crash occurs (tell us what) OR read a book whose title or author’s first or last name begin with a “Y” (ignore a|an|the) OR read a book whose cover shows a yard (post the cover).

Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Lauren Hillenbrand 

[read a book in which some kind of crash occurs - plane crash]


11.  Read a book whose cover shows a wild animal or a track or trail of any kind (remember to post the cover) OR read a book that seems to follow a trail (i.e. formulaic plot, a re-telling) OR read a book whose title contains any foreign word or phrase.

Pax by Sara Pennypacker



[read a book whose cover shows a wild animal or a track or trail of any kind - there is a fox on the cover]


12.  Read a book whose cover shows a racetrack of any kind (post the cover) OR read a book whose plot moves quickly and has some hairpin plot twists OR read a book published anywhere in the 1900’s (1900-1999).


[read a book whose plot moves quickly and has some hairpin plot twists]


13.  Read a book whose location starts with a letter in FLUSH (tell us where) OR read a book in a series that is third or higher (tell us the position) OR read a book whose cover shows any ‘flowing’ object (i.e. hair, a river; remember to post the cover).



[read a book whose cover shows any 'flowing' object - hair]


14.  Read a book where a character finds themselves in a dangerous situation OR read a book with ice on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book whose author’s first AND last initials may be found in BOILERPLATE.


[author's first AND last initials may be found in BOILERPLATE: Amy Tan]


15.  Read a book where “TUCK” may be found intact within the book's title or author name OR read a book whose cover shows any two parallel objects (post the cover) OR read a book where a character figures out how to improve a process (be sure to tell us what that process is).



[read a book whose cover shows any two parallel objects]


16.  Read a book that helps you unwind OR read any book in a series that follows a previous book in that series (any except the first) OR read a book with a hot beverage on its cover (post the cover).



[read any book in a series that follows a previous book in that series]

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