Welcome to the ultimate reading/release challenge for 2014!
The challenge is intended for readers and/or releasers. You can list all the books you read/release or only log those for the theme – your choice. There are points, just to keep track of your personal best.
You get 1 point for reading a book, 1 point for releasing a book & 1 point if the book fits in with that months’ theme – maximum points is 3/book (you can’t count the theme twice!)
Join at any time. I will put up a monthly thread, where you will list your read/ released/ themed books and points you’ve accumulated. If it’s a BC book, include the BC link in your post. Feel free to use these books for other challenges
There’s no prize for the most points or anything, but I will do some random drawings throughout the year. I won’t promise an ongoing tally this year (I failed miserably at that last year).
??’s – PM me (faster response) or post a question.
Here are the 2014 Ultimate Challenge Themes – with some suggested titles below each one. Foreign language titles are fine (include a translation for me please). EMBEDDED WORDS are fine (sorry – I lost my mind and changed the rules midway last year. If I do it again, gently remind me please!)
January - Friends and Family – mate, pal, buddy, husband, wife, daughter, sister
Best of Friends, Between Sisters, The girls with the Grandmother Faces
February - Since it’s the year of the Winter Olympics, anything related to the Olympics – winter or summer. Sports, athletes, mountain, jump, race, ring (Olympic rings)
Big Sky Mountain, Swimming, A ring and a promise
March - Places (generic or specific) – Paris, France, lake, mountain
A River Runs Through It, The Paris Wife, A Stone Creek Christmas
April - Ready, Set, Action! Movement, such as jump, swim, walk, hike (think of the ‘-ing’ words in English)
A Walk Across America, Balancing Act, Climb: Stories or Survival from Rock, Snow and Ice
May - Architecture – door, window, Roman, Classic, house, building, bridge, church
A Skeleton in God’s Closet, The Rancher Next Door, Bridge of Sighs
June - Emotions – alert, proud, pity, hurt, down, joy, blue, calm - anything from this education link: http://www.sonoma.edu/---/listemotions.htm
Proud Harvest, Comfort and Joy, Blue Smoke
July - Arts and Crafts – Quilting, Quilling, Beads, Paint, Portrait
A Thread of Grace, How to Make an American Quilt, A Painted House
August - Royalty – anything to do with royalty past or present, such as Queen, King, moat, castle, robe, fortress, battle, sword, parade, crown
Riding with the Queen, Sand Castle Bay, The King must Die
September - Clothes and Jewelry – ring, dress, shirt, shoe, sock
Bound Feet and Western Dress, A Ring and a Promise, The Robe
October – Space and Time - Anything accepted in the tick-tock challenge, plus sky, rocket, star, moon, etc.
A Patchwork Planet, I Saw the Sky Catch Fire, Carolina Moon
November – Things that fly - Birds, Bees, Bugs, Planes
Butterflies of Grand Canyon, Babes In Arms: Four Seasons in Firefly Glen
December – Person or People - Women, Associate, Doctor, Lawyer, President, Actor
A Monk Swimming, A Lucky Irish Lad, A Perfect Stranger, A Reporter’s Life