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The Head Shoulders Knees and Toes (HSKT) challenge will be held again in 2018.

The rules will basically stay the same as in previous years (as set by AnOtterChaos, the original host). This explanation has been taken from previous challenge threads with minor alterations:

Open to all, you can enter at any time.

Releases must be made from 1 February to 28 February 2018 (midnight local time).

Book titles and author names count.

There are no minimum requirements for releasing. Both wild and controlled releases will be accepted, although wild releases are preferred. There will be a small prize to the person with the most releases as well as one person drawn at random from all participants who release at least one qualifying book. At the moment, I'm not sure what the prize will be but will probably be wings/membership plus. I'll be participating but will not be eligible for a prize!

The title of the book or author name must contain one or more human body part. Either medical or lay terminology is fine (i.e., shoulder-blade or scapula). Slang is OK as long as it is not offensive.

Embedded words are fine (SHINy, EARth, CHESTnut, chestNUT). (TIP: Any word with 'os' in it counts... os being used to refer to many openings in the body). The embed cannot extend from one word to another (in other words, the embed must be within a single word). If you do use embedded words, please capitalize the embed to make it easier to read (as in the examples above). Subtitles count as well as main titles.

Dual releases are fine. The Valentines Day Challenge offers some good opportunities to show your HEART!

Foreign language words are fine as long as the body part is in the same language as the title.

The challenge is on a MACROSCOPIC level, not MICROSCOPIC. In other words, "bone" is fine, "Osteocyte" isn't. No DNA, chromosome, cell, golgi body, ribosome, etc.

Things that develop throughout life are fine. This includes wrinkles, corns, scars, blisters, freckles, stretch marks, etc.

Body fluids that stay IN the body are fine (blood, lymph, bile).

Body fluids/solids that LEAVE the body are not allowed (saliva, semen, urine, feces, vomit, etc).

Please ask if you're unsure if a word will be allowed.

ACCEPTED: ab, ankle, anus, arch, arm, artery, ass, back, balls, beard, behind, belly, bile, blister, blood, body, bone, boob, bosom, bottom, braid, brain, breast, bridge, brow, bum, bust, butt/buttocks, can, cap, cellulite, cheek, chest, chin, cleavage, cock, colon, corn, corona, crotch, crown, dick, digit, disc, discus, duct, ear, elbow, eye, eyebrow, face, fang, fat, finger, fist, flank, flesh, foot/feet, frame, freckle, gall, gam, gland, goosebumps, gum, guts, hair, hand, head, heart, heel, hip, ilia, implant, iris, jaw, kidney, knee, knockers, lash, leg, lens, limb, lip, liver, lobe, locks, loin, marrow, member, mole, mons, moustache, mouth, muscle, nail, neck, nerve, nose, nut, organ, os, ova/ovum, ovary, pad, palate, palm, pec, penis, pin, pit, pore, pot, prick, puss, rack, rectum, rib, rocks, rump, sac, scar, scrotum, scruff, shin, shoulder, side, skeleton, skin, skull, sole, spine, spur, stretch mark, tail, teeth, thigh, throat, thumb, thyroid, tit, toe, tongue, tonsil, tooth, torso, trap, tress, trunk, vagina, vein, vertebra, waist, wart, whiskers, willie, wrinkle, wrist

NOT ACCEPTED: cell, common sense, feces, grin, ID, lap, mind, pee, soul, smile, thyself, wink


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I must have *something* that will work for this!
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I must have *something* that will work for this!

Yes, there are a lot in February, aren't there? ;)
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Would you accept "voice?" Thank you for your consideration!

And I'd like to join, too, please :)
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Would you accept "voice?" Thank you for your consideration!

I think not - I think allowable words will probably concentrate on what can be seen, touched or pointed to. Otherwise we'll end up with words like mind, conscience or soul.

Imagine the discussion we'd have on "Do humans have a soul and where is it?"!

BTW, welcome to the challenge!
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but this one was so much fun last year. I might have to jump in again! :D

ETA: Go ahead. Add me. :)
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One of my favorite challenges - so many possibilities!

1. TEETH Tails and Tentacles ( ), wild release, photo.

2. Search for the Perfect Chocolate cHIP Cookie ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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1. [HAND]s Are Not for Hitting
2. [TOE]s, [EAR]s, & [NOSE]! A Lift-the-Flap Book
3. Johannes C[AB]al the Necromancer
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Yes, why not? A quick search of online dictionaries all define 'scruff' as the nape or back of a neck.
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Yes, why not? A quick search of online dictionaries all define 'scruff' as the nape or back of a neck.

Thanks! Not that I have one, but I'm thinking that NAPE would also work then? :)
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Yes, why not? A quick search of online dictionaries all define 'scruff' as the nape or back of a neck.

Thanks! Not that I have one, but I'm thinking that NAPE would also work then? :)

Yes, it does!
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Does the body part have to be in the title? Or could it be in the author's name too? Thanks.
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Does the body part have to be in the title? Or could it be in the author's name too? Thanks.

I inherited the rules from the previous challenge "manager" and hadn't noticed that author names weren't included.

Many other challenges include author names so, yes, why not add this one to add consistency?

I can't think of any authors off the top of my head with a "body" name so I expect most body parts will be embedded. I await the arrival of authors named PhiLIP and surnames ending in "..head"!
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I think I missed this query but, yes, thyroid definitely counts!
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I think I missed this query but, yes, thyroid definitely counts!

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1 - The Woman Who Cut Off Her [LEG] at the Maidstone Club and Other Stories
2 - Murder at a Vineyard Mansion by phi[LIP] R. Craig
3 - Dad, Are You the [Tooth] Fairy?
4 - The Price and privi[LEG]e of Growing Old
5 - [BODY] Wave: A Bad [HAIR] Day Mystery
6 - [BONE] Deep
7 - [EYE]witness History of World War II: Siege (Vol 2)
8 - [BLOOD]stream
9 - The [BONE] Bed
10- Lost Lake by phi[LIP] Margolin
11- The h[OS]pice Movement
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3. Crow Smarts: Inside the BRAIN of the World's Brightest Bird ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

4. Breath, EYEs, Memory ( ), wild release, photo.

5. The Race for the CHINese Zodiac ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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[Any HEARTs also contain EARs of course.]

1 - HEART of a Warrior

2 - The LEGend of the Poinsettia

3 - The HEARTS of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment

4 - HEART of Honor

5 - Secrets and Lies: Dark HEARTs

6 - From the Files of Madison Finn # 11: HEART to HEART

7 - HEARTs Divided

8 - His Cowboy HEART: A Montana Men Novel

9 - Lizzie McGuire: Broken HEARTs

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6. Alien TONGUE ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

7. The yEAR of the Dog ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

8. BRIDGE of Birds ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

9. TITus Crow ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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10 - Westward Dreams: Runaway HEART by Jane P[EAR]t

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1. Murder in the paperBACK parlor:
2. Poisoned prOSe:
3. Floors gouden VINGERS (= FINGERS):
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7. Winning the Teacher's HEART
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A few releases before tonight's site outage for a server upgrade:

10. inSIDE of a Dog ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

11. BACK to BLOOD ( ), wild release, photo.

12. Smoke Gets In Your EYES: And Other Lessons from the Crematory ( ), controlled release, multiple challenges.

13. Zack Files: Tell a Lie and Your BUTT Will Grow ( ), wild release, photo.
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Release #1

1. The MouseTRAP by Agatha Christie

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14. The SKIN Map ( ), wild release, multiple challenges. [Probably my only release today - there's a snowstorm raging!]
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4. Woeste hOOGten (oog=eye in Dutch):
2. De RUGzak (rug=back in Dutch):
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16. The [AB]solutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
17. [FINGER]smith *

*This book was caught!
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15. Grandad, There's a HEAD on the Beach ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

16. Awkward Family photOS ( ), wild release, photo.

17. Plow the BONEs ( ), wild release, multiple challenges.

18. Murder at Five FINGER Light ( ), wild release. [Update: caught!]
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6. De pOORt naar het toverrijk: (oor=ear in Dutch)
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18. Mewtwo Strikes [BACK]
19. Grover's F[ARM]*
20. The Missing [TOOTH] Mystery

*This book is going out for its second annual February Heads Shoulders Challenge!
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19. FOOTprints at the Window ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

20. The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth yEAR ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

21. The lOSt Men ( ), wild release, photo.

22. The BONEs of the Buried ( ), wild release.
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21. You, on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for [WAIST] Management
22. Loose [BALLS]: Easy Money, Hard Fouls, Cheap Laughs and True Love in the NBA
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11 - A NOSE for Justice: A Novel

12 - WearABle Arf: 16 Fabulous Fashions for Your Darling Dog

13 - If Dogs Could Talk: TONGUES Unleashed!

14 - Dog Talk: Training Your Dog Through A Canine Point Of View by John R[OS]s, Barbara McKinney

15 - HIPster Puppies

16 - A Wedding TAIL: A Rescue Dog Romance

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23. The DISCovery of Chocolate ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

24. The Cuckoo's Egg: tRACKing a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

25. Here on EARth ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

26. The quotABle Bird ( ), wild release, multiple challenges.
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17 - Disney's Winnie the Pooh: FriendsHIP Day

18 - Disney's Winnie the Pooh Helping HANDS Book: Oh, Bother! Someone's Messy!

19 - Only In My ARMS

20 - BLOOD Red

21 - In His Good HANDS

22 - Pooh Helps Out by Kathleen Zoehfeld, Linda ARMstrong

23 - In the Rancher's FOOTsteps

24 - A S[EAR]ch Is ORGANdized

25 - Ten Poems to Open Your HEART

26 - Rebel HEART: An American Rock 'n' Roll Journey

27 - When Things Fall Apart: HEART Advice for Difficult Times

28 - Cold Cold HEART

29 - Battletech: Blood Legacy: BLOOD of Kerensky: Volume Two

30 - Harlequin Duets # 76: SuiteHEART of a Deal / My Place or Yours?

31 - Alvin and the C[HIP]munks: The Squeakquel: The Junior Novel

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32 - Eating Our HEARTS Out: Personal Accounts of Women's Relationship to Food

33 - Scooby-Doo! Picture Clue Book # 12: Meet Big FOOT

34 - The Teddy B[EAR]s' Picnic

35 - The Human BODY

36 - The Nightingale LEGacy

37 - Unlikely FriendsHIPS: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

38 - The Empty Nest: 31 Parents Tell the Truth About RelationsHIPS, Love, and Freedom After the Kids Fly the Coop

39 - Do Penguins Have KNEES? and Other Imponderables

40 - In Safe HANDS

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These are all wild releases to LFLs, with photos:

27. Whistled Like a Bird: The Untold Story of Dorothy Putnam, George Putnam, and Amelia EARhart ( ), multiple challenges. (I found a really charming Snoopy-as-pilot LFL located at a small airfield for this one.)

28. A Field Guide to Your Own BACK Yard ( )

29. The EAR, the EYE, and the ARM ( )

30. The COCKatoo Crime ( ), multiple challenges

31. The Dark BRAIN of Piranesi ( )
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28. Strawberry Shortcake and the Friends[HIP] Party
29. Seeing a Large Cat by Eliz[AB]eth Peters
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32. Arrows of erOS ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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33. A Night to reMEMBER ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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32. Lay Bare the [HEART] (also: EAR)
33. Rumpelstilt[SKIN]
34. Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman: A Novel
by Eliz[AB]eth Buchan
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22 Mailman of the Birdsville tRACK
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34. The Sweetness at the BOTTOM of the Pie ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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1. Humpback Goes North (multiple challenges)
2. The Year at Maple Hill Farm (multiple challenges)
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17. Mornings on Horseback -- Back
18. A Hero in Every Heart -- Heart, ear
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35. 50 Ways to Eat COCK: Healthy Chicken Recipes with BALLs! ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. (This one looks like a naughty-bits release, but it really is a cookbook!)

36. A Short History of nEARly Everything ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

37. HEADin' for the Rhubarb!: A New Hampshire Dictionary (Well, Kinda) ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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49. The Magnificent Rogue by [IRIS] Johansen
50. Her Hesitant [HEART] (also: EAR]
51. The G[RUMP]y Bunny Joins the Team
52. 1001 Things to S[POT] in the Sea
53. The Day Mr. G[RUMP] Helped Katie K[RUMP]
54. Care Bears: A Very G[RUMP]y Thanksgiving
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19. The Best Years 1945 - 1950
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55. Darkness, Take My [HAND]
56. The S[HIP] Who Won
57. Richard [SCAR]ry's Best Mother Goose Ever by Richard [SCAR]ry
58. The Raven Tells His [SIDE] of the Story
59. Red R[AB]bit
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20. sEARch for the Soul
21. Bleeding HEARTS - heart, ear
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60. An [AB]sence of Light
61. [TONGUE]s of Serpents
62. Imperial Governor by George S[HIP]way
63. Yardsticks: Children in the Cl[ASS]room Ages 4-14
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38. The Riesling retRIBution ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

39. Interred With Their BONES ( ), wild release, photo.

40. Tricks With Your HEAD ( ), wild release.
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controlled releases

1. YEAR of Wonders (ear)
2. The ROSie Project (os) -

wild releases with photos

3. The SCRUFFy Puppy (scruff) -
4. Under the BLOOD-Red Sun (blood) -
5. When the CASSowary Pooped (ass) -

wild releases, no photos

6. Mr. Putter and TABby Pick the PEARs (ab, ear) -
7. GoOSe on the LoOSe (os) -
8. CocoNUT Cowboy (nut) -
9. EARthly Delights (ear) -
10. Watch Out for the Chicken FEET in Your Soup (feet) -
11. The Wellness CompASS Travel Guide (ass) -
12. Citizen CANine (can) -
13. Hawaiian Legends of VolCANoes (can) -
14. Calvin CocoNUT: Trouble Magnet (nut) -
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64. Cold Cold [HEART] (also: EAR)
65. Little R[AB]bit Goes to the Doctor
66. B[AB]y Signs: How to Talk with Your B[AB]y Before Your B[AB]y Can Talk*
67. The Mother [TONGUE]*


*Both of these books were taken home immediately by a visitor as I was placing them into a brand new Little Free Library that I discovered only yesterday! See picture. :D
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7. Beste OSama:
8. KersenBLOED: (bloed=blood in Dutch)
9. Opa's wijsVINGER: (vinger=finger in Dutch)
10. Het bezoek van de LIJFarts: (lijf=body in Dutch)
11. Australië in een RUGzak: (rug=back in Dutch)
12. Evi-sTAND-in: (tand=tooth in Dutch)
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41. Wiley and the HAIRy Man ( ), wild release, photo.

42. BLOOD Groove ( ), wild release, photo.

43. EYE Candy ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

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72. [SKELETON] Man
73. Making It Count by [CHEST]er E. Finn Jr. and Kelly Amin
74. Daisy, [BUTT]ercup and Weed
75. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Cl[OS]e
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13. In HANDEN van de vijand: (handen=hands)
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44. SHOULDER-a-coffin Kuro ( ), wild release, photo.

45. SKIN Flutes and Velvet Gloves ( ), controlled release.

46. The BONE Lady ( ), wild release, photo.

47. William shakespEARe's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First ( ), controlled release, multiple challenges.

48. William shakespEARe's The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second ( ), controlled release, multiple challenges.

49. William shakespEARe's Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third ( ), controlled release, multiple challenges.

50. The FACE on the Cutting Room Floor ( ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

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