2018's Asian zodiac animal is the dog, and Chinese (Lunar) New Year falls on February 16 (the same date is also celebrated by Korea and some other Asian countries, and a number of countries follow the same zodiac cycle).
To allow for two weeks before & after that date, this challenge will run from February 2 to March 1 wherever you are.
Any type of release accepted; multi-challenge releases are encouraged.
Qualifying books should have a picture of a dog or puppy or one of these words in the title or author's name (if releasing books in another language, the word should translate into something dog-related):
canine / canid
dog / doggie / doggy
pup / puppy
*** the word list is a work-in-progress, so check here before you release! ***
Any dog breed is ok, but the book's title must include the full name of the breed, not just the adjectives at the beginning: "cocker spaniel" works, but not just "cocker". If you're using a breed name, be sure to point it out in your post.
AKC list of dog breeds: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds
Just a few actions, because dogs should be easier to find than chickens, I hope...
As suggested by GoryDetails:
Any book with the number of a Year of the Dog in the title will work:
1862, 1874, 1886, 1898, 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, etc. You can extend the list out in either direction with multiples of 12 or use a calculator like this one: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/---/zodiac
- I recommend using a mid-year date to avoid the ambiguity caused by the moveable date of the lunar New Year.
Embedded words are ok (because I don't want to make this *too* hard, and because I think it's fun to look for them). If you prefer not to use embedded words, that's fine too.
If you think of another word that should be on the list, go ahead and ask.