Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Million More Pages - Hogwarts: Holding Out For A Hero - Finished

Holding Out For A Hero hosted by A Million More Pages on Goodreads.

I completed this challenge but I was very pleased that it got extended to two months as I only just managed to complete it within that time frame.

April 1 - April 30 (changed to May 31)
* We all have things in our lives that are out of our control: other people, companies, governments, natural events. Superheroes provide us with a fantasy of regaining at least some of that control. They captivate the imagination of kids everywhere, and provide an appealing dream world for people to escape to. (credit to Drew Skau)

* This is a leveled challenge built around the top ten most popular super heroes. The levels must be completed in order, but inside the levels each hero task may be done in whatever order works best for you. Choose one task per hero to complete each level.

Level 1 - Heroes 1-3
Level 2 - All of Level 1 completed, then Heroes 4-6
Level 3 - All of Level 2 completed, then heroes 7-9
Bonus Book = 1 point = Wonder Woman
Eligible for Bonus only after finishing Level 3 (all 9 previous tasks).

Points = (incomplete level = 1 point per book read in level 1)
Level 1 complete = 3
Level 2 complete = 6
Level 3 complete = 9
Bonus = +1 (after Level three completion)

✪ Minimum Page Length: 125 (140 for YA)
✪ Are Rereads Allowed? No - new to you!
✪ Can I start a book before Challenge Start Date? No
✪ Children Allowed with restrictions: Yes
☛ Restrictions: must also have YA as Main Page Genre
✪ Posting Requirements when complete:
☛Book title/cover, author, date read, others as task specifies
✪ Are Audiobooks Allowed? Yes
✪ Manga,Comics, Graphic Novels Allowed? No
✪ Can I Ignore A/An/The in Titles? Yes
✪ Author Names Count in Matching Letters? Yes
✪ Can a book be used more than once in this challenge?: No
✪ Can the Tasks be done in any order: Yes - within each level
✪ Can Series titles be used for meeting requirements? No
✪ Verification Required For Points: Yes

1. Batman
☆ Read a detective mystery.
☆ Read a book that has travel as a main page genre.
☆ Read a book by an author whose first or last initial is B or W.
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

2. Spiderman
☆ Read a book with humor, funny, or comedy as a genre.
Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon
☆ Read a book with some sort of bug on the cover.
☆ Read a book by an author who has the same first and last initial. (Peter Parker)

3. Wolverine
☆ Read a book in which a wild animal is featured.
Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (werewolves)
☆ Read a book with a knife or a sword on the cover.
☆ Read a book where there is an "animal magnetism" kind of connection between two characters.

4. Superman
☆ Read either a new author's debut book or the first book in a series new to you.
Malicious Mischief by Lora Young (Katy Railway Mysteries #1)
☆ Read a book that is more than 75% blue on the cover.
☆ Read a book that has some sort of flight displayed on the cover.

5. The Hulk
☆ Read a book that shows classics as a genre.
☆ Read a book where the MC undergoes a physical change.
Avram Thief of Catland by James Bjorkman (MC drinks a potion and turns into a cat)
☆ Read a book that is more than 75% GREEN on the cover.

6. Iron Man
☆ Read a Romance book.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (romance)
☆ Read a book that shows some sort of protective clothing on the cover - suit of armor, motorcycle helmet, life vest (etc).
☆ Read a book that displays a palm or palm print.


7. Flash
☆ Read a book which has a 3 in the publication year. (post publication year)
Wind, Sand And Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (first published 1939)
☆ Read a book that has time travel on its main page.
☆ Read a book which appears on the GoodReads Alternate History page. (post number in the list)

8. Captain America
☆ Read a book that has war or military as a main page genre.
The Synchronicity War Part 1 by Dietmar Wehr
☆ Read a big book : one with 500+ pages. (post page count)
☆ Read a book with lots of stars on the cover.

9. Thor
☆ Read a book from the Scandinavian Literature genre. (post number in the list)
☆ Read any mythology book.
Seven Viking Romances by Hermann Pálsson
☆ Read a book with lightning or a storm of some type displayed on the cover or in the title.

10. Wonder Woman
☆ Read a book with Women's Fiction on the main page or a non-fiction book featuring a woman.
☆ Read a book about truth and justice or law and order.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
☆ Read a book that takes place either somewhere in South America or in a rain forest.

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