2020 February Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes Challenge

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The Head Shoulders Knees and Toes (HSKT) challenge will be held again in 2020.

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 29 February 2020 (midnight local time). An extra day this year as it's a leap year!

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



wingSqueakyChuwing 4 mos ago
I'm in,


wingawaywithfairieswing 4 mos ago
So the thread doesn't travel *too* far down the forum list before the challenge starts!



I think I have a few books that will fit.



Count me in.


wingResQgeekwing 3 mos ago
Release #1


wingResQgeekwing 3 mos ago
Release #2
FACEs of Hope: Celebrating Community Health Centers https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15837645



wingResQgeekwing 3 mos ago
Releases #5


wingResQgeekwing 3 mos ago
Release #6
HEART Songs and Other Stories https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15855476


wingResQgeekwing 3 mos ago
Release #7


wingResQgeekwing 3 mos ago
Release #8


wingResQgeekwing 3 mos ago
Release #9






Wow! That was quick! Congratulations!



wingResQgeekwing 3 mos ago
Release #18


Hope to get involved with this Challenge this year . . . will start looking for books now!


1. 1923 S[EAR]s, Roebuck Catalogue
2. Tempestuous/The Restless [HEART] (also: EAR)


1. BODIES in Motion and at Rest ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787375/ ), controlled release.

Released to various LFLs, with photos:

2. A LEG at Each Corner ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15594779/ )

3. I Left My HEART ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12584168/ ), multiple challenges

4. Bird-EYEs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15471803/ ), multiple challenges

5. The THROAT ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15567522/ )





6. HEART to HEART ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15490634/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

7. Thirty-three TEETH ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15611176/ ), wild release, photo

Released to various LFLs, with photos:

8. The HANDmade Alphabet ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15408911/ )

9. The Man Who Kept His HEART in a Bucket ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15616014/ ), multiple challenges

10. GUTS ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15694800/ )



1. Belofte maakt schuld by GonNEKe Huizing: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14456060 (nek=neck in Dutch)


7. The True Francine by Marc [BROW]n
8. F[ARM] Animals
9. Where Is B[AB]y's Valentine?


wingsakirmowing 4 mos ago
#1 - 3



Girls with Grandmother FACES
The Statistical ProbABility of Love at First Sight


11. My Most Excellent yEAR ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788908 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


10. The [BONE]s and [SKELETON] Book
11. Michelle Re[MEMBER]s
12. L[EAR]ning to Share


8 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15840254/ The wHEELs on the Ute Go Round and Round
9 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15840255/ Beneath the SKIN


Released to various LFLs, with photos:

12. The HAND of Oberon ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787482/ )

13. Where the BODIES Are Buried ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788889/ )

14. Little bEAR ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788873/ )


13. The Missing 'Gator of [GUM]bo [LIMB]o
14. B[AB]y [FACE]s
15. The [TIT]anic, L[OS]t-- and Found
16. The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and Its Ar[AB]s



4. Cleopatra's NOSE by Daniel J. Boorstin
5. Dying CHEEk TO CHEEK by Diane Shah
6. HAIR of the Dog


17. The Endless [GAM]e
18. Words of Silk by Sandra [BROW]n
19. My Little Pony: [BUTT]erfly Hunt
20. Pokemon First Partner [HAND]book


LFL releases with photos

1. PASSport to Paris (ass) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15800343
2. Principle-Centered LeadersHIP (hip) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15749061
3. The EAR, the EYE, and the ARM by Nancy FARMer (ear, eye, arm) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15810646

wild releases with photos

4. Meet Mr. FINGERS (fingers) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15844617 - CAUGHT!
5. The TAILor of Gloucester (tail) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15810639
6. The Tale of Mrs. TITtlemouse (tit) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15844629

controlled release

7. The Seven CHINese Brothers (chin) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15847251


10 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15840259/ Under a glASS Bell
11 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15840260/ A Little Bit of PALMistry
12 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15840262/ The wHEELs on the Ute Go Round and Round (2nd copy)




21. Reemerging Russia: S[EAR]ch for Iden[TIT]y
22. The Port[AB]le Dorothy Parker
23. I [CAN] Read With My [EYE]s Shut
24. Let's L[EAR]n [AB]out Horses & Ponies


5. Geknipt vOOR lijk: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15848839 (oor=ear in Dutch)


1. BACKwards in High HEELs https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15754871/

Bit of a slow start but we are enduring storm Ciara this weekend, not wild releasing weather!




6. The Sioux (author Irene HANDl) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15864377/


7. Private EYE Annual 2011 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15866355/


5. The HEARTs and Lives of Men https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15860395/

I had a catch on one of mine too!



2. An Instance of the FINGERpost, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15831929



Released to various LFLs, with photos:

15. Only the Ring FINGER Knows ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788897/ ), multiple challenges

16. Galileo's Middle FINGER ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787377/ )

17. An Echo in the BONE ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787446/ )

18. The Poe Shadow, by Matthew pEARl ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788849/ )


25. Panda B[EAR], Panda B[EAR], What Do You See?
26. Here Comes the Hump[BACK]s
27. Dolphin Tale: A Tale of True Friends[HIP]
28. B[AB]ar: Lemon Surprise
29. The Castle in the Attic by Eliz[AB]eth Winthrop


30. Two [CAN] Do It! by Susan [CAN]izares and Betsey Chessen
31. Help! I'm Trapped in My Teacher's [BODY]
32. Anything Is P[OS]sible by Eliz[AB]eth Strout
33. Sinnoh [HAND]book
34. Hardy Boys #19: Cha[OS} at 30,000 [FEET]!


19. everyBODY Loves You ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788909/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo


35. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor D[OS]toevsky
36. Anglo-Normal Literature and its [BACK]ground by M. Dominica [LEG]ge
37. Inkspell by [CORN]elia Caroline Funke
38. Bright [EYE]s



Released to LFLs, with photos:

20. Blue RIBbon Henry ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788872/ ), multiple challenges

21. Into the HEART of Borneo ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787288/ ), multiple challenges

22. Journey to the Center of the EARth ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788885/ ), multiple challenges

23. Expedition to EARth ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788884/ ), multiple challenges


13 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15852330/ HEART of Danger
14 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15852334/ Wayward HEART
15 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15852340/ The Secret Sisterhood of HEARTbreakers
16 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15852341/ The OppOSite of Love
17 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15854342/ The Sound of Wings: The Biography of Amelia EARhart
18 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15854350/ The BigFOOT Files
19 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15854351/ The Maiden of White HANDs
20 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15854356/ BLOOD of Dragons


5. The lOSt continent: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13851879
6. The riddle of the sands by ErSKINe Childers: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13837944


39. Unhinged by Omar[OS]a Manuel Newman
40. I H[EAR]d the Owl Call My Name
41. Hugga[POT]amus
42. Ma Speaks Up and First-Generation Daughter Talks [BACK]


Released to LFLs, with photos

24. SHOULDER-a-coffin Kuro ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15594581/ )

25. GUT: The Inside Story of Our BODY's Most Underrated ORGAN ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788855/ )


43. Little B[EAR]
44. A Mighty H[EAR]t by Mariane P[EAR]l (also HEART)
45. The [BACK] [SIDE] of Satan
46. Why We Get [FAT] and What To Do [AB]out It


..how about Peter? ;)


(on the side of your head)


(on the side of your head)

Yes, that's OK.


..how about Peter? ;)

Never heard of Peter as slang for anything. But I get what you're alluding to. Let's just say if you'd say it in polite(ish) company, it's OK.


..how about Peter? ;)

Never heard of Peter as slang for anything. But I get what you're alluding to. Let's just say if you'd say it in polite(ish) company, it's OK.

It's not something I spend a great deal of time discussing, but I have heard of it. For some reason, there are a whole bunch of these. See here: https://english.stackexchange.com/---/peoples-names-as-names-for-genitalia



47. Water from My [HEART] (also: EAR)*
48. The Perfect Present by [AB]by Klein
49. A Patriot's [HAND]book
50. Great Illustrated Cl[ASS]ics: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round T[AB]le
51. The Very Hungry Caterpillar's [FINGER] Puppet Book

*This book is going out on a SECOND Heads, Shoulders release!


Released to various LFLs, with photos:

26. Tell-a-BUNny ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15844517/ ), multiple challenges

27. The lOSt Bird ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15594713/ ), multiple challenges


52. The [BACK]yardigans: Mission to Mars
53. Dora's Opp[OS]ites
54. Richard [SCAR]ry's Busiest Firefighters Ever by Richard [SCAR]ry
55. Junie B. Jones Loves [HAND]some Warren


1. A [WRINKLE] in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, Lisa Sonne

2. The T[RUMP]et of the Swan by E. B. White

3. [EAR]thquake in the [EAR]ly Morning (Magic Tree House #24) by Mary Pope [OS]borne...two EARs, and an OS

4. [KNEE]knock Rise by Natalie B[AB]bitt...KNEE and AB

5. The Amazing Mon[ARCH] by Bruce Goldstone

6. [EYE] of the Hurricane by Lee Roddy

🚩And...if WEB could be considered and then count and be added to the list of acceptable words, 🧚‍♀️awaywithfairies🧚‍♀️...for conditions of webbing aka syndactyly of the toes and fingers that does occur as a common malformation in human mammals aka placental mammals...this WEB in the author's name would count, as well...if not, I understand😉:

🤞7. Dragon Slayer by Joy Cowley and Philip [WEB]b


7. Het allerbeste vOOR jou: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14213275 (oor=ear)
8. Spionage op de BALkan: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14648678


28. Butter My BUTT and Call Me a Biscuit ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787315/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo

Controlled releases:

29. The disappEARing Spoon ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788921/ ), multiple challenges

30. Bobbed HAIR and Bathtub Gin ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15457813/ ), multiple challenges


56. Big Book of the Berenstain B[EAR]s
57. The Knight Light by B[AB]s Bell Hajdusiewicz
58. B[AB]e Ruth
59. The Sweet Shoppe Mystery by Susan [CAP][PAD]onia Love


Releases 1 -10:

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15473308/ FINGER prints
2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15252935/ Hard to HANDle
3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15668884/ The Tale of Hill Top fARM
4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15642570/ Your HEART Belongs to Me
5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15256214/ Love is Letting Go of fEAR
6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15473196/ His Wyoming bABy Blessing
7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15256234/ Jenny Craig diABetes Cookbook: Easy Homestyle Recipes for Healthy Living
8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15828058/ penSACola Blue Wahoos 2012 Inaugural Season
9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15627829/ The Cure for HEART Disease
10-http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15017363/ HEARTbreak Hotel



31. The sourTOE COCKtail Club ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15785940/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo

32. CAN Holding in a Fart Kill You? ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787476/ ), wild release, photo [Update: caught!]

Released to various LFLs, with photos:

33. A Small Charred FACE ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15772268/ )

34. All availABle Boats ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787468/ )


1 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14125028/ FACES

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15662451/ KNEES Lifted High

3 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15841981/ Magic Tree House # 4: Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope OSborne

4 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15845765/ The HEARTbreaker

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15841949/ Trick of the EYE

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15845704/ Change of HEART

7 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15845564/ From the HEART

8 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2387405/ Three Negro ClASSics

9 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15841927/ Dragonology Chronicles Volume One: The Dragon's EYE

10 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15841971/ Lost Treasure of the Emerald EYE

11 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15747052/ With a Daughter's EYE: A Memoir of Margaret Mead & Gregory Bateson

12 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15807956/ The Bluest EYE

13 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15595163/ Magic Tree House Fact Checker: Pirates by Will OSborne, Mary Pope OSborne

14 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15841947/ From the Corner of His EYE

15 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15845583/ Hunter's HEART: An Alpha Pack Novel



60. Ahoy There, Little Polar B[EAR]
61. The Story [AB]out [PIN]g
62. The S[AB]oteurs
63. The Mouse of Amherst by Eliz[AB]eth Spires


Would you allow cholesterol, as a substance in the blood and other tissues?

noun: cholesterol; plural noun: cholesterols

a compound of the sterol type found in most body tissues. Cholesterol and its derivatives are important constituents of cell membranes and precursors of other steroid compounds, but a high proportion in the blood of low-density lipoprotein (which transports cholesterol to the tissues) is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease."


Would you allow cholesterol, as a substance in the blood and other tissues?

I'm inclined to say no to cholesterol because it's to lean towards the "microscopic" and, while found in the human body, is not really a body part in itself.


64. Smart [AB]out the Fifty States
65. B[AB]y Touch and Feel: Animals
66. Animal, Veget[AB]le, Miracle
67. Wherever You Go, There You Areby Jon K[AB]at-Zinn


68. I H[EAR]d a Little Baa by Eliz[AB]eth MacLeod
69. Richard [SCAR]ry's Find Your [AB]C's by Richard [SCAR]ry
70. The Talking Mother Go[OS]e Fairy Tales: [RUMP]elstilt[SKIN]
71. A Look Over My [SHOULDER]: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency


35. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry bEAR ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15861500/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

36. BACK HANDer ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788982/ ), wild release

37. FATal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15594695/ ), wild release, photo


wild releases with photos

8. The LEGend of Luke (leg) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15848697
9. EARth and Ashes (ear) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15857868
10. HEART-Shaped Box (heart) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12922622
11. Little Miss BRAINy (brain) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15858487
12. Little Miss ScatterBRAIN (brain) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15858508
13. Little Miss SunSHINe (shin) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15858519
14. Midnight PEARls (ear) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12307574
15. The Power of FriendsHIP (hip) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15856450
16. The Tale of PETER Rabbit (peter) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15858590
17. The Tale of Squirrel NUTkin (nut) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15858584
18. The Tale of Timmy TipTOEs (toe) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15858582
19. author TEMPLE Grandin (temple) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15810647
20. Welcome BACK Sun (back) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15853147
21. Why There's Antifreeze in Your TOOTHpaste (tooth) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8535168
22. author PETER Brown (peter) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15845504

controlled releases

23. DeMONS of the Red Lodge (mons) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12226920
24. The Forever TRAP (trap) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11502026


9. Tweeduister - Stephen KINg: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15733093 (kin=chin in Dutch)


72. Richard [SCAR]ry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard [SCAR]ry
73. Ori[GAM]i
74. P[EAR]l's Ocean Magic
75. What If You Had Animal [TEETH]?


25. author Trenton Lee SteWART (wart) - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15859788


76. The Berenstain B[EAR]s Don't Pollute (Anymore)
77. The B[EAR] Went Over the Mountain by R[OS]emary Wells
78. Drawing and L[EAR]ning [AB]out Horses
79. Girl With a P[EAR]l [EAR]ring


38. My Big FAT Zombie Goldfish ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15700834 ), wild release, photo


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