Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Million More Pages - Hogwarts: MARCHing Through Time

MARCHing Through Time hosted by A Million More Pages on Goodreads.

This is a challenge with weight on historical fiction. That is not my usual genre but luckily there are with most of the dates also a different task to do instead. I an taking part in this as I am sure I will be able to fill some of the tasks and in that way earn points for my  Hogwarts house.

◊ March 1 - August 31

I'm a big historical fiction buff. I think the hallmark of a really good historical fiction book is whether or not it drives me to find out more about the real history of a particular event. I thought it might be fun to build a challenge around my favorite gene and take all of us for a march through March.


◊ Books started before March 1, 2015 will not count toward task completion**

◊ Hogwarts participants sign in with house name.

◊ For each date, you may choose one of the two options and read a book that fits that task. You may not claim more than one option for each date.

◊ Post : Date Completed, Rating, and Cover

◊ Points (as set by MMP)

3-6 books = 3 points
7-9 books = 6 points
10-12 books= 9 points
13-15 books = 12 points
16-20 books = 15 points
21-25 books = 18 points
26-30 books = 20 points
Finish all 31 topics = 25 points 

✔ March 1 – In 1872, the U.S. Congress authorized the creation of Yellowstone National Park
• Read a book that has a color word in the title
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
• Read a book with a wild animal on the cover

✔ March 2 – In 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico, leading to the Battle of San Jacinto
• Read a book that is set in Texas
• Read a book that has a war/battle of some type
Battle Earth by Nick S. Thomas 

✔ March 3 – In 1931, the Star Spangled Banner was adopted as the national Anthem of the United States
• Read a book that has a banner of some type on the cover.
• Read a book with an alliterated title (words beginning with the same letter)
Chef Charming by Lyn Ellerbe

✔ March 4 – In 1882, Jesse James, an American outlaw/criminal died.
• Read a book that is set in the 1800s
• Read a biography of an “outlaw.” (you may be creative about the term)
Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke 

✔ March 5 – In 1982, comedic actor John Belushi died of a drug overdose
• Read a book about a “vice.”
• Read a book with the word Blues or Brother in the title
The Bridesmaid Blues by Tracey Sinclair 

✔ March 6 – In 1806, Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born in Durham, England
• Read a book with poetry as a genre on the main page
• Read a book by an author who uses three names
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

✔ March 7 – In 1962, the Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
• Read a book with a bug of some type on the cover
• Read a book that has a 4 in the total page count
The Flower Hunter's Cottage by De-ann Black

✔ March 8 – In 1841, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court) was born
• Read a book that focuses on courts/lawyers/etc
• Read a book by an author who uses a suffix (Jr., Sr., III, etc)
The Man in the Crowd by M. Sydnor Jr.

✔ March 9 – In 1959, the popular girls doll “Barbie” was introduced
• Read a book categorized as Young Adult
• Read an erotic novel
Raven by Suzy Turner

✔ March 10 – in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call
• Read a book with a picture of a phone or bell on the cover
• Read a book that is set in two locations
The Martian by Andy Weir

✔ March 11 - In 1942, General Douglas MacArthur vowed "I shall return."
• Read the second book in a character series
• Read a book written by an author who has a Mc or Mac last name
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald 

✔ March 12 – In 1912, the Girl Scouts of America were founded
• Read an adventure book
• Read a cozy mystery with a baking or sweets theme
Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck 

✔ March 13 - In 1906, American Suffragist Susan B. Anthony died in Rochester, New York.
• Read a book that has feminism as a main page genre
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
• Read a biography about a woman of power and influence

✔ March 14 - In 1793, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin.
• Read a book that has Southern Fiction genre on the main page
• Read a book that is about farming or has a picture related to farming on the cover
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot 

✔ March 15 – In 1977, the television show Eight is Enough premiered
• Read a book with a number in the title
16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
• Read a book with an 8 in the page count or publication year

✔ March 16 – In 1850, Hawthorne’s The Scarlett Letter was published
• Read a book where the title of the book is written in red
• Read a book with a single mom as the main character
A New Witch in Town (Maybe Two) by Dani Corlee

✔ March 17 – In 1753, the first official St. Patrick’s Day was recognized
• Read a book with a green cover
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
• Read a book set in Ireland

✔ March 18 – In 1931, Schick Inc. introduced the first electric razor
• Read a book featuring a man with a beard on the cover
• Read a book with something that “slices, cuts, or shaves” on the cover
Legend by David Gemmell 

✔ March 19 - In 1918, Congress approved daylight-savings time
• Read a book that makes you feel “sunny.”
• Read a long book (+500 pages)
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss (994 pages)

✔ March 20 – In 1413, England’s King Henry IV died, succeeded by his son Henry V
• Read a book with at least two Roman Numerals in the title (I, V, X, L, C, D, M)
• Read a book that is #4 or #5 in a series
Something to Witch About by Amanda M. Lee (Wicked Witches of the Midwest #5)

✔ March 21 – In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. began his march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
• Read a book featuring an African American character
• Read a book where the authors’ initials are sequential (as in JKLM)
Young Lord of Khadora by Richard S. Tuttle

✔ March 22 – in 1457, the Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book
• Read a book with a main page genre of Religion
• Read a book that was translated from a language other than the one you speak
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö

✔ March 23 – In 1903, the Wright Brothers obtain an airplane patent
• Read a book with an airplane on the cover
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
• Read a book with a theme of flying

✔ March 24 – In 1989, the worst US Oil Spill occurred off the coast of Alaska
• Read a book that takes place in Alaska
• Read a book with a boat on the cover
THE TEA SHOP: Cakes, Ice Cream & Afternoon Tea by De-ann Black 

✔ March 25 – in 1960, DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover was ruled not obscene in NYC
• Read a book that has been banned (banned book list, or main page genre of banned)
• Read a book by an author who uses his or her first two initials
Hollywood Assassin by M.Z. Kelly

✔ March 26 – in 1936, Mary Joyce ends a 1000 mile trip by dogsled in Alaska
• Read a book with TRAVEL as a main page genre
• Read a book with a dog on the cover
Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs (146 pages) 

✔ March 27 – In 1995, Forrest Gump won the Academy Award for Best Picture
• Read a book with Chocolate in the title or on the cover
• Read a book with a repeated word in the title (Run Forrest Run!)
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

✔ March 28 – in 1979, Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania had a Nuclear Reactor accident
• Read a book with Dystopia as a Main page Genre
Legend by Marie Lu
• Read a book with a unit of measure in the title (inch, foot, mile, meter, etc)

✔ March 29 – in 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of espionage
• Read a book with Spy Thriller/Espionage as a Main page genre
The Liquidator by John Gardner 
• Read a book that has Cultural-Russia as a main page genre

✔ March 30 – In 1970, the U.S.S.R wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
• Read a book with an athlete as the MC
• Read a book that shows ice on the cover
The Cold King by Amber Jaeger

✔ March 31 – in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was officially opened
• Read a book set in France
Take Three Birds by Jilli Lime-Holt 
• Read a book with a well-known monument/building/sculpture on the cover

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