Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Million More Pages - Hogwarts: I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good!

I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good! hosted by A Million More Pages on Goodreads.

April Slytherin Prefect Challenge: I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good!
April 1, 2015-June 30, 2015

April Fools' Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is celebrated every year on the first day of April. Popular since the 19th century, the day is not a national holiday in any country, but it is well known in Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and the United States, and it is celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other. The jokes and their victims are known as "April fools". Hoax stories may be reported by the press and other media on this day and explained on subsequent days. In honor of April Fool's Day, this challenge is dedicated to the most well-known mischief makers of Hogwarts! You will need to complete both tasks for completion points.

Task 1: Pick a mischievous character to spell out using the title of your book, the authors first OR last name (no middle initials), or the series name. You will also need to complete the two tasks under each character you have chosen.

Fred Weasley and George Weasley are identical and mischievous twin wizards born on April Fool's Day. Brilliant pranksters, they co-founded and ran the joke shop Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.

W: Wahlöö, Per and Maj Sjöwall: Roseanna
E: Elizabeth Wein: Code Name Verity
A: Amanda Prowse: A Little Love
S: Stardust by Neil Gaiman
L: Louisa Locke, M.: Maids of Misfortune
E: Ellerbe, Lyn: Chef Charming
Y: Young, Lora: Malicious Mischief

*Read a book where the main character has red hair
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
*Read a book featuring a character who is a magician
The Magicians by Lev Grossman 

Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans are one of the most popular sweets in the wizarding world. They are the same as Muggle jelly beans, except the range encompasses every flavor imaginable. The inventor of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans was Bertie Bott, who created them in mid-20th century by mistake. He was planning on making tasty sweets from food, but accidentally made one taste like a dirty sock. He immediately recognized the sales potential of "a risk with every mouthful!" There are ordinary flavors like chocolate, peppermint, and marmalade, but also less fanciable ones like spinach, liver, and tripe. There are also flavors that are not actual foods, like grass, farm dirt, vomit, earwax, paper and bogeys.

Task 2: For this task we are using some of Bertie Bott's more "fun" flavors! The color of the jellybean tells you the color of the cover of the book. The cover must create an impression of "the book is that color" not some object on the cover that has to be enlarged to be visible. When you look at the book, you need to think, "that book is red," not "that book has red on it."

You only need to pick one jellybean/color to complete the challenge, but you may do more for extra points once you complete task 1. Each color may be used one time.

Dirt-Read a book with a brown cover.
Flypaper by C.K. Vile

Vomit-Read a book with a orange cover.
Avram Thief of Catland by James Bjorkman

Earwax-Read a book with a gold cover.
Anomaly by K.C. King

Bogey-Read a book with a green cover.
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Soap-Read a book with a white cover.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Pepper-Read a book with a grey or silver cover:
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Sardine-Read a book with a blue cover.
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Earthworm-Read a book with a red cover.
Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke

Rotten Egg-Read a book with a yellow cover.
Girl's Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky

Extra Credit:
*For 1 bonus point, tell us about an April Fool's Day (or just any) joke/prank that you played on someone or has been played on you!

* Books may be read in any order.
* Rereads are allowed
* Audiobooks are allowed
* NO Manga, Comics, or Graphic Novels
* A book can only be used once during this challenge.
* Minimum Page Length: 125 (140 for YA)
* You may start reading your book/s before the start date but must not finish them before the start date.
* Childrens book are allowed where they also have YA on the main page genre listing
* Posting requirements: Book title, author, date read (cover for cover color option).
* A/An/The in titles may be ignored.
* Verification is required.

3 points for participation (cannot claim participation and completion points) **Must read at least 3 books to claim participation points**

Completion points:
8 books read=8 points (James+2 tasks+1 color)
9 books read=9 points (Peeves+2 tasks + 1 color) OR (Sirius+2 tasks+1 color)
10 books read=10 points (Weasley +2 tasks +1 color)
Each additional jellybean/color cover book read (only if challenge is complete)=1 point
Extra Credit=1 point

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