2019 February Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes Challenge

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The Head Shoulders Knees and Toes (HSKT) challenge will be held again in 2019.

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 2019 (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, bun, 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, lat, 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




I'm sure I can manage at least a few releases for this challenge.


wingSqueakyChuwing 2 mos ago
I'm in...
once again!


Love this one!


The countdown is on!


spazcat 2 mos ago
I'll play
Have books saved for this one!


:) Count me in.


I'll see what else I can come up with.


I'd like to join.


Get set, go!


The Foot Book http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15106220

Piece of my Heart http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15062887

Running totals:
releases - 2
catches - 0



running totals:
releases - 2
catches - 1



wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release 3
Becky's BRAINstorm https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15025256

Running totals:
releases - 3
catches - 1


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release 4
Blue BLOOD https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13340965

running totals:
releases - 4
catches - 1


Blue Blood https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13340965

running totals:
releases - 4
catches - 2


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release 5
BELLY Laughs http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15371593

Running totals:
releases - 5
catches - 2


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release 6
Bag of BONES https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15296129

running totals:
releases - 6
catches - 2


wingResQgeekwing 2 mos ago
Release 7
Eyes & Nose, Fingers & Toes http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15371651

running totals:
releases - 7
catches - 2


For Your EYES Only http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15062892

BLOOD Memory http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15287589

running totals:
releases - 9
catches - 2


BLOOD Doesn't Tell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15043701

Bury my HEART at Wounded KNEE http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15393245

running totals:
releases - 11
catches - 2


BLOOD in the Water http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15297373

The Outlaw HEART http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15389354

running totals:
releases - 13
catches - 2


wingResQgeekwing 1 mo ago
Release 14
Black HEART http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15395626

running totals:
releases - 14
catches - 2


EYE of the Beholder http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15401548

Voice of the HEART http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15389379

running totals:
releases - 16
catches - 2


Payment in BLOOD http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15401567

Call to ARMS http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15401556

running totals:
releases - 18
catches - 2


BLOOD Debt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15401562

EYES of Fire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15401553

running totals:
releases - 20
catches - 2


1. Lady of Hay by Barbara ErSKINe: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15372324
2. Murder, she meowed by Rita Mae BROWn: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15372319
3. Bookcrossing through Middle EARth: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7187653
4. aSKINg for trouble: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14683715
5. A graVE IN the Cotswolds: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15052772
6. BLOOD in the Cotswolds: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15052775
7. GrandCHESTer grind: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12365106
8. PuSHINg up daisies: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15213969
9. The divingbell and the BUTTerfly: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10425456
10. Murder at Montecelli by Rita Mae BROWn: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15373591


1. The Night Has EARs: African Proverbs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15356800/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

2. Great BUSTard ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15330097/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.





wingMaranlinwing 2 mos ago
Release #1
1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14853383 A Train In Winter by Caroline MooreHEAD


1. Mayo Clinic HEART Book, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15364112



3. The Animals of the CHINese Zodiac ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15356683/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

4. Cleopatra's NOSE ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15094121/ ), wild release, photo.


Caboose? (Yes, I realize both "ab" and "os" are on the list, but(t) it occurred to me to ask.) :p


Yes, I guess caboose counts if you're referring to the backside/rear end/bum etc.


4. [BLOOD] Meridian
5. Freaky Green [EYE]s
6. Straight from the [HEART] (also: EAR)
7. Daring Greatly by Brené [BROW]n


5. I Want to Eat Your PANCREAS ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15296760/ ), which - despite the weird title - is actually a bittersweet romance; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

6. The White Boar by Marian PALMer ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15354283/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


5. I Want to Eat Your PANCREAS ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15296760/ ), which - despite the weird title - is actually a bittersweet romance; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

You may have just won best-titled release for the challenge. Or at least most-interestingly-titled. ;)


5. I Want to Eat Your PANCREAS ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15296760/ ), which - despite the weird title - is actually a bittersweet romance; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

You may have just won best-titled release for the challenge. Or at least most-interestingly-titled. ;)

Yes, that *is* a great title for this challenge!


8 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374572/ The POThunters
9 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15374575/ Pleasure : an Almanac for the HEART



1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11890877/ The PicASSo Scam (multiple challenges)
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12892322/ Caught Dead HANDed (multiple challenges)


7. The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen schWARTz ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376393/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

8. popCORN Romance ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15183205/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

9. The SKIN Collector ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376387/ ), wild release, photo.


11. SchipbreuK IN de Poolzee by HamMOND Innes: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14480462 (kin=chin in Dutch, mond=mouth)


10. The Berenstain B[EAR]s' Really Big Pet Show
11. Jack Reacher: Never Go [BACK]
12. House Plants for the Purple [THUMB]


10. Trouble in the HEARTland ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15377558/ ), wild release, photo.

11. The Middle HEART ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15377565/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

12. BUTTons and BONES ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15377545/ ), wild release, photo.



wild releases with photos

1. The Sweetness at the BOTTOM of the Pie - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10011251
2. Old MacDonald Had a FARM (arm) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15360424
3. My First Little Mother GoOSe (os) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15362101
4. CAN You See It? - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15318666
5. The EYEs of Kid Midas (eye) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15220911
6. In the YEAR of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (ear) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376516
7. WaSHINgton City is Burning (shin) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376517


You've got bottom and rump on the list, even caboose, but not fannie. Is fannie acceptable?


You've got bottom and rump on the list, even caboose, but not fannie. Is fannie acceptable?

Well, it depends. The American slang definition is fine eg bottom/bum.

In other parts of the world (such as Australia), fanny is slang for vagina. While not strictly offensive, you probably wouldn't use it in polite company.

You could use it in the challenge but be aware that some other Bookcrossers may not be using the same definition you are!


Interesting! :D


13. 14,000 Things to Be Happy [AB]out
14. The Woman in C[AB]in 10
15. Sleep B[AB]y, Safe and Snug



13. Not Coming to a Theater nEAR You ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15372381/ ), wild release, photo.

14. ColdHEART Canyon ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15378947/ ), wild release, photo.

15. I Feel Bad About My NECK ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15377551/ ), wild release, photo.


13 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15380444/ I Only Have FANGs For You


16. [FAT]al Vision
17. The Beautiful Things That Heaven B[EAR]s



16. Smoking EARs and Screaming TEETH ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15178787 ), wild release, photo.



18. F[ARM}er Jane
19. The Opposite of [FAT]e
20. Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cl[EAR]y




17. My Forbidden FACE ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381379/ ), wild release, photo.


1. GulLIVER's Travels by Jonathan Swift
2. GulLIVER's Travels by Jonathan Swift
3. GulLIVER's Travels by Jonathan Swift



wingNancyNovawing 2 mos ago
release 11


book-a-neer 2 mos ago
Why are you so FAT? Cricket's Best Ever Sledges


1. Romance Reader’s Book Club - Julie CANnon https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7961014/
2. HEARTs Untamed - Nora Roberts https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376449/
3. 206 BONES - Kathy Reichs https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10473978/


4. Wyoming Winter by Diana PALMer https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15376443


wingkaila-annwing 2 mos ago
Release #5
5. The Good EARth - Pearl S. Buck https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15380456?...




18. The Fire Thief by Terry dEARy ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381383/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Update: caught!]

19. We're Going on a bEAR Hunt ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15321827/ ), wild release, photo.


20 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15385478/ The Man With the Twisted LIP
21 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15385480/ His Shock Valentine's PropOSal


wingNancyNovawing 2 mos ago
release 12



wingkaila-annwing 2 mos ago
Release #6
6. Cross Bones - Kathy Reichs https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7372166


31. The Womanly Art of [BREAST]feeding
32. The Battle for God by Karen [ARM]strong


1 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15221065/ Heaven and EARth

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15240252/ Hot on Her HEELS

3 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10146212/ A Redbird Christmas by FANNIE Flagg

4 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15231808/ Sandpiper Drift by Vanessa Del F[AB]bro

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15247176/ One HEART to Win

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15229689/ Hot Cocoa HEARTS

7 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15239184/ BLOOD Will Have BLOOD: A Michael Spraggue Mystery

8 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304571/ Tom THUMB

9 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304555/ Runaway Ralph by Beverly ClEARy

10 -https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304556/ Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry SPINElli

11 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14124887/ Map of BONES

12 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15221141/ EYES on Nature: Cats

13 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13259980/ Owl B[AB]ies

14 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15266448/ Clap Your HANDS

15 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304546/ Through My EYES

16 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14766872/ Agatha's Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild GoOSe Story

17 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14793807/ The Rough-FACE Girl

18 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304545/ Meet Danitra BROWn

19 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14935266/ Horns to TOES and In Between

20 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410427/ Monster Mates: How Many Stinky TOES?

21 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304563/ The Cry of the Crow by Jean CraigHEAD George

22 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15244667/ Cooking Without FAT

23 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15273542/ Lovely in Her BONES

24 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14914789/ Artemis Fowl: The L[OS]t Colony

25 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14848552/ In These Girls, Hope Is a MUSCLE



20. Red-TAILs in Love ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15321887/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

Released to LFLs, with photos:

21. The Ruins of EARth ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15151010/ ), multiple challenges.

22. Wicked Words by Terry dEARy ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15381452/ )


7. Close your EYES - IRIS Johansen https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15379081/

8. Bones to Ashes - Kathy Reichs https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11992125/

9. Devil Bones - Kathy Reichs https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11992119/


7. Close your EYES - IRIS Johansen https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15379081/

Congratulations on getting "two for the price of one"!


Thanks! I thought it was pretty awesome myself ;)



33. Building Houses by Maria [OS]te
34. Other People's Houses by [AB]bi Waxman
35. [HEART] of the Hawk by Eliz[AB]eth Mayne (also: EAR)


12. Maassluis by Maarten 't HART: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15256941 (hart=heart in Dutch)


23. HANDling the Undead ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15378963 ), wild release, photo.


wingMaranlinwing 2 mos ago
Release #4
4. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13711200 Letters from Skye by Jessica BrockMOLE


26 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14876395/ A Show of HANDS: Say It in Sign Language

27 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15303945/ Harvesting the HEART

28 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15236661/ The HEART of Valor

29 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15250763/ BODY Trace: A C.S.U. Investigation

30 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15268815/ TONGUE In Chic

31 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773299/ The BONEsetter's Daughter

32 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14881963/ The Busted THUMB Horse Ranch

33 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15302069/ Love Inspired Suspense: HEART of the Night

34 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15259094/ Love Inspired: Healing HEARTS

35 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15244668/ Garfield Keeeps His CHINS Up: His 23rd Book [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

36 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15302853/ The Valentine H[OS]tage

37 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15302925/ In Enemy HANDS

38 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15269461/ Holy BLOOD, Holy Grail

39 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15266813/ Roman BLOOD

40 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15295216/ Achilles' HEEL

41 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15229775/ Dem BONES' Revenge: A Tracey Eaton Mystery

42 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15239139/ TOOTH and NAIL

43 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13719116/ HEART of Stone

44 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943784/ Wonder's LEGacy: Thoroughbred # 36: Without Wonder

45 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304395/ Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline WinspEAR

46 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879371/ The Story of Ruby BRIDGEs

47 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304990/ Hidden Figures: The AmeriCAN Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

48 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15305287/ ChARMed Life # 2: Mia's Golden Bird

49 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410471/ Prevent and Reverse HEART Disease

50 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15174547/ The L[EAR]ning Tree


36. The [GAM]e
37. B[AB]y Alligator
38. The Final Solution by Michael Ch[AB]on
39. Din[OS]aurs Before Dark by Mary Pope [OS]borne



51 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469480/ Cool Mind, Warm HEART: Adventures with Life's Biggest Secret

52 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794346/ The BONE Orchard

53 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260007/ Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline WinspEAR

54 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452774/ Mandela: From the Life of the South AfriCAN Statesman

55 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15304095/ ReMEMBER: The Journey to School Integration

56 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469634/ EYE of the Great B[EAR]

57 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718796/ Hidden Figures: The AmeriCAN Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

58 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15026011/ Disney's Pooh's L[EAR]n & Grow Series # 2: Follow the Leader

59 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15067243/ Big Apple Barn # 7: Hold Your Horses! by Kristin EARhart

60 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15282768/ HEART of Iron

61 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15287015/ HEART of a Champion

62 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15260269/ HEARTS at Home

63 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15230599/ BLOOD Sugar

64 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15288272/ Now Is the Time to Open Your HEART: A Novel

65 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15287102/ Oxford BLOOD: A Jemima Shore Mystery

66 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15302070/ Young Bond # 2: BLOOD Fever: A James Bond Adventure

67 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296560/ Writing Down the BONEs

68 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15244669/ BONE: A Novel

69 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15233998/ SweetHEARTS

70 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15265284/ Hot Cocoa HEARTS

71 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943598/ The T[RUMP] Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen

72 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14768263/ HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES and TOES ...



Mountain BODYguard by Cassie Miles


24. Hillbilly eLEGy ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755518 ), wild release, photo.


45. B[AB]el No More
46. [A B]ook [AB]out Your [SKELETON]


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