Thursday, January 1, 2015

Literary Pickers Reading Challenge 2015

I'm getting even more addicted to these reading challenges and have signed for more this year than I did last year.  But there are few more I couldn't resist joining, including this one: The Literary Pickers at Delighted Reader.  Since this is new, I'll go for the first level, but may go up, just have to see how many of the items I can find in my reading.  Sign up at the link above and see details below:

How keen of an observer are you? Good at finding important stuff? Or maybe not, but you just want to participate anyway? This challenge is just a fun way to see if you can find a list of items as you read no matter what romance style you pick up. The reader picks and chooses how many books and what list items they want to find. It can be a commitment to ten reads a year or a hundred. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Level One – Treasure Hunter in Training- 10 items/10 places
Level Two – Garage Sale Guru- 25 items/ 25 places
Level Three -Professional Picker- 50 items/50 places
  1. Choose level and share in your initial post and/or below in the comments.
  2. Make initial challenge post and then update once a month. Leave blog links or update in comment section for our monthly reading challenge post. Tracking may be as simple or as elaborate as you wish to make it (list objects with books in running tally or just updating with new additions from that month).
  3. Start on or after January 1 and no later than November 1, 2015 – End before or on December 31of 2015.
  1. Qualifying books must be published (ARCs may be included),
    Be romance or have strong romance element.
    No restriction on sub-genre (Dystopian, Historical, Contemporary, LGBT, etc), reading level (YA, NA, or Adult), format (paper, e-book, audio), source (purchased, gifted or borrowed) or length of book.
    May be a re-read as long as it is started after Jan. 1
    Must be listed by Title and Author. Place in a series or connection to series would be good to know too.
    Books can count toward other reading challenges.
  2. Reader can count only one item per book even if book offers several items from the Scavenger Hunt list.
  3. Reader must have an on-line place to track for challenge whether it is on a blog or whether it is creating a specified ‘Literary Pickers’ Challenge shelf at a place like GoodReads or Shelfari as the point is for other readers be able to see what you are reading.Having a review and rating for each book completed would be great, but not required.
  4. Reader may choose a lower level to start and advance to an upper level if needed.
Scavenger Hunt participants must work off the specified list, but if you found an object that is in the same spirit of the one on the list you can count it. Most of all just have fun and encourage each other on in reading and chatting about books.

Here are the items to find:

Frying Pan 
Lamp  Cruel Beauty--Rosamund Hodge (pg. 56)
Picture  For All Their Lives--Fern Michaels (pg. 22)
Hand Gun/Laser Hot Pursuit--Kathryn Jensen (pg. 151)
Porch Light 

Painting  Light of the Moon--Luanne Rice (audio)
Beach Towel
Eye Glasses (cat's-eye glasses) The Cupcake Queen--Heather Hepler (pg. 149)
Child's Toy
Lip Stick (lipstick) Ruby's Slippers--Leanna Ellis (pg.34)
House Plant
CD(s)   Daddy's Little Girl--Mary Higgins Clark (pg. 154)
Bear-skinned Rug (or any animal skin)
Coffee Maker  Second Chance Summer--Morgan Matson (pg 71)
Map (Maps) Shadow Falls: The Beginning--C.C. Hunter (pg. 256 of "Born at Midnight")
Picnic Basket  Sea Glass--Anita Shreve (pg. 12)
Toothbrush  The Kitchen Witch--Annette Blair (pg. 19)
Tea Tray or Cart
Library Card or Book  Taken at Dusk--C.C. Hunter (pg. 120)
King Sized Bed  Big Little Lies--Liane Moriarty (pg. 57)
Kiss(es)  Austenland--Shannon Hale (pg. 193)
Sports Equipment
Window  Like Water for Chocolate--Laura Esquivel (Audiobook)
Bar Stool
Hair Dyer
Condom  The DUFF--Kody Keplinger (page 67)
Barn Door
Card Game
Couch  Sunset in St. Tropez--Danielle Steel (pg. 60)
Shopping Cart/Basket/Bag  Not Another Bad Date--Rachel Gibson (pg. 10)
Purse/Wallet  Oh My Stars--Lorna Landvik (pg. 96)
Pool Table
Laptop Computer  (laptop) The Girl on the Train--Paula Hawkins (pg. 30)
Pencil  Chosen at Nightfall--C.C. Hunter (pg 129)
Mirror  Laguna Cove--Alyson Noel (pg 42)

Carriage  All He Ever Wanted--Anita Shreve (pg. 12)
Sports Car
Boat or Ship
Space Ship
Truck/Jeep  Hero at Large--Janet Evanovich (pg. 10)
Skis or Skates

Clouds  The Sweet Spot--Stephanie Evanovich (pg. 1)
Tent   Just Ella--Margaret Peterson Haddix (pg.102)
Mountain  Blue Ridge Reunion--Mia Ross (pg. 206)
Private Club
Garden  Summer Days--Lisa Jackson (pg. 129)
Swimming Pool  One Day--David Nicholls (pg. 21)
Mansion/Estate  Outlander--Diana Gabaldon (pg. 30)
Another Planet/Dimension

Best Friend  Letting Go--Maya Banks (pg. 23)
Duke or Prince  The Selection--Kiera Cass (pg. 137)
Cop   Perfect--Judith McNaught (Audio)
Doctor/Nurse  Memoirs of a Geisha--Arthur Golden (audio)
Military Personnel
Big Cat
Mer Person

Corset  Suddenly You--Lisa Kleypas (pg. 35)
Jeans  Bridget Jones's Diary--Helen Fielding (pg. 49)
Uniform  The Elite--Kiera Cass (pg. 69)
Lady's Hat/Bonnet
Suit of Armor
High Heels (high heel shoes) The Color Purple--Alice Walker (pg.8)
Body Piercing
Lingerie  Little Bitty Lies--Mary Kay Andrews (pg.47)
Ball Cap  (Baseball cap) Shopaholic to the Stars--Sophie Kinsella, pg. 69
Tattoo  The Queen Geek Social Club--Laura Preble (pg. 19)

Cowboy Boots
Fangs  Whispers at Moonrise--C.C. Hunter (pg. 94)
Mittens or Gloves  Don't Look Down--Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (pg. 57)
Crown or Tiara  The One--Kiera Cass (pg. 35)
Cane/Walking Stick
Gown  Art Geeks and Prom Queens--Alyson Noel (pg. 43)
Tuxedo  Pink Ice--Susanna Carr (pg.16)

Chocolate  The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul--Deborah Rodriguez (pg. 36)
Omelet or Quiche  Sea Glass Winter--Joann Ross (pg. 21)
Hotdog  Bet Me--Jennifer Cruise (pg. 82)
Sushi  Big Girl Panties--Stephanie Evanovich (pg. 111)

Challenge completed on October 31

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