Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Rawk: Troupe Theme Challenges Finished

Troupe Theme Challenges hosted by Rawk-A-Tiers on Goodreads.

These 4 challenges, one from each troupe in Rawk-A-Tiers were not all that easy to complete. Actually the water challenge from my own group was the most difficult maybe because it was so open.

FIRE Troupe Challenge
EARTH Troupe Challenge
WATER Troupe Challenge
AIR Troupe Challenge

FIRE Troupe Challenge:

A Fire's Life Cycle
August 1 - September 30

The Elements:
1. Fire is a chemical reaction: Read a book where the MCs have explosive chemistry
2. Fire materials: Read a book with wood, straw, or any other item that could be used to make a fire on its cover
3. Kindling gets fire going: Read a book about a rekindled or second chance romance
4. Fire is fueled by oxygen: Read a book about survival or or where the plot/character/s was a breath of fresh air.
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (about the survival of Elantris)
5. Fire burns brightly: Read a book with the word Fire in the title or a bright light source on the cover.
A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter
6. Fire can be beautiful colors: Read a book with a Red, Orange or Yellow cover (must be 75% individually or combination of 3)

Flame Throwers get things started:
1. Arsonists love fire: Read a book with a main page genre of Mystery or Crime
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (main page mystery)
2. Chefs tend to like lots of flame: Read a book with a MC in culinary industry/profession
Country Heaven by Ava Miles
3. Pyrotechnics can enhance a performance: Read a book with a Musician MC or fire/fireworks on the cover
4. Cavemen were the original Flame Throwers: Read a book shelved as historical
5. Mother Nature throwing a flame: Read a book with lightning or a storm on the cover
6. Flame Throwers are very emotional: Read a book where a character expresses rage
Touch of the Goddess by Maria Hammarblad

Fire Fighters put a lid on it:
1. Are heros: Read a book with a firefighter MC or an MC who is rescued
Fire at Twilight by Lila Ashe
2. Usually get very close to the heat: Read a book that is a hot read--Must be rated over 2,000 times on GR
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (rated 899,309 times)
3. Can sometimes get burned: Read a book that is considered hot, shelved as Erotic on main page
4. Are pretty to look at and strong: Read a book that features a firefighter on the cover or has a cover model displaying muscles
5. Water usually puts out a fire: Read a book with water on the cover or is set near a body of water
The Return of Gabe McLeod by Joanne Hill
6. Campers should always observe fire safety: Read a book where someone goes camping, hiking or enjoys the great outdoors
Rasmus - Tales of a Utah Cowboy by Jay Anderson and Beth M. Stephenson

The Aftermath:
1. Ash/Charcoal is left behind: Read a book with a cover that is at least 75% grey, black or silver
2. Fire often scars or scorches: Read a book with an MC that has scars or has a cover with a scorched object
3. Food is cooked: Read a book in which the characters celebrates a holiday together.
4. Rebirth usually occurs after a long period: Read a book that spans at least a decade
5. Renewal can occur: Read a redemption story
6. Not everything survives: Read a book in which a character dies in the story
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

Earn 20 points for completing the following
CR -- Choose 5 tasks--1 should be from each section
RR -- Choose 10 tasks--1 must be from each section
PR -- Choose any 15 tasks-- 2 must be from each section

or Participation Only:
CR -- # of tasks completed x 3
RR -- # of tasks completed x 1.5
PR -- # of tasks completed x 1 


EARTH Troupe Challenge

For many of us, Kool-Aid was a child-hood favorite drink in the summer time, mixing the packet of powdery-goodness into a pitcher of water (sometimes adding less water than called for just to make it stronger!). The Earth Troupe brings you a fun summer-time challenge centered around the goodness that is Kool-Aid!

August 1 - September 30

CRs - Choose 5 tasks
RRs - Choose 10 tasks
PRs - Choose 15 tasks

Challenge Completion Points = 20
Participation Points - if not completed
CR = tasks x 3
RR = tasks x 1.5
PR = tasks x 1

1) Cherry (one of original 6 flavors)- Read a book with a summer fruit on the cover or in the text (cherries, strawberries, watermelon, etc.) or that has a predominately red cover (at least 50%)

2) Grape (one of original 6 flavors)- Read a book that involves wine or some sort of alcoholic beverage anywhere in the text (can be a minor instance) or that is set in Italy or that has a predominately purple cover (at least 50%)
The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb (purple cover)

3) Lemon (one of original 6 flavors)read a book where the average rating is 3.5 or lower or that has a predominately green cover (at least 50%)

4) Orange (one of original 6 flavors)read a book set in a Tropical location or that has a predominately orange cover (at least 50%)
Fire Country by David Estes 

5) Watermelon read a book that has a body of water on the cover, or that is predominately blue (at least 50%) 
Fire at Twilight by Lila Ashe

6) “Drink the Kool-Aid” read a book with a serial killer or that has an actual/ ‘traditional’ weapon on the cover (knife, sword, gun, etc)

7) Kool-Aid Man’s phrase is “Oh Yeah!” read a book with a Main Page Genre of Romance
The Return of Gabe McLeod by Joanne Hill

8) Deep Fried Kool-Aid Balls in 2011 at the San Diego County fair, Deep Fried Kool-Aid balls were introduced. Read a book where the MC has some kind of medical issue (health/illness/etc) or works in the medical field (doctor/nurse/paramedic/etc) OR that has a Carnival/Fair indicated on the cover or referenced in the description (carnival ride/pie eating contest/etc)

9) Glass Pitcher - cover has a glass item on it

10) Add Ice Cubes - cover has snow/winter scene or is predominately white (at least 50%)
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson (white cover)

11) The commercial shows the Kool-Aid Man jumps through a wall into a house - Read a book that involves construction or destruction of some sort (can be anything, be creative!) either on the cover or in the text.

12) Kool-Aid Jello - Read a book that involves a summer snack or drink on the cover or in the text or that has a dessert on the cover (cake/pie/cookie/etc).

13) Sugar-free Kool-Aid - Read a book with a character on a diet or trying to get in shape, or where someone is “carrying a heavy load” (literally of figuratively…be creative!)

14) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (A book about LSD spiked Kool-Aid) - Read a book involving some type of drug abuse or medication.

15) Kool-Aid Magic Twists drink mixes - Read a book from the fantasy genre. 
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

16) Kool-Aid Singles - Read a book with a single person on the cover or a person not involved in a relationship or that has a single word title.
Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder

17) Kool-Aid for SodaStream - Read a book with something homemade in the plot.

18) Kool-Aid can be used as a dye - Read a book with a bright or colorful cover (more than three colors)

19) Kool-Aid playdough - Read a book with a crafty or artistic character (writer/artist/musician/etc…be creative)
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Clary is very good at drawing)

20) Kool-Aid was invented by a chemist - Read a book involving a new invention or some kind of science, or with a Main Page Genre of Science Fiction
Touch of Goddess by Maria Hammarblad

21) Kool-Aid was first introduced in 1927read a book that was written prior to 1940, or has a setting before 1940, or that has Historical Fiction as a Main Page Genre, or that has at least one of the numbers 1,9,2,or 7 in the Year of Publication
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (published 2012)

22) The inventor of Kool-Aid was Edwin Perkins, and his Kathryn (Kitty)- Read a book with the book title starting with or author’s initials if E,P,or K (just one is fine, not all needed) or that has a ‘kitty’ on the cover (cat/lion/cougar/etc)
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

23) The Kool-Aid creation/production/development has been done in several locations, moving as the product grew - Read a book set in Iowa, Nebraska, or Illinois.

24) Kool-Aid can be used to make lipstick or non-toxic hair dye read a book with an MC that is in fashion or is a hairdresser, or where the cover shows the character obviously wearing makeup, or whose hair is a bright/non-natural color.

25) Based on research from one sales report, the highest sales of Kool-Aid were in Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; St.Louis, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Jacksonville, Florida. - Read a book set in any of these states.


WATER Troupe Challenge 

Duration: August 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015

★ Welcome aboard, Rawk-a-Tier Passengers❣ ★ The Water Troupe Cruise Ship is ready for all passengers to board. This summer our destinations will be the seven seas of the world. Pack your bags (do not forget your books) and enjoy a world-wide cruise. Make sure you grab the free ticket below. Peek at the terms & conditions.

Terms and Conditions

Below is a list of the seven seas. Each ocean destination has four options: three port activities and one on boat activity. To visit a port or take part part in a boat activity, you must pick the port or activity, read the information about the port or activity and then find a book relating to the information listed about the port or activity. Finishing a book is visiting the port or participating in a ship activity.

The Seven Seas Cruise Around the World Destinations

✿ The Arctic Ocean
✿ The North Atlantic Ocean
✿ The South Atlantic Ocean
✿ The Indian Ocean
✿ The North Pacific Ocean
✿ The South Pacific Ocean
✿ The Southern (or Antarctic) Ocean

As in any travels, keeping a written log of your trip is a must for looking back on your adventures! Please keep a post that you update with the ocean you are visiting, the port or activity you are completing, the book you chose, the justification for how the book connects to the port or on boat activity you are completing and the date you finished the book.

We have three different types of passengers joining us on our voyage:

✤ For our CR passengers, you need to pick a minimum of 5 port and/or boat activity options. Each option you chose needs to be from a different ocean destination

✤ For our RR passengers, you need to pick a minimum of 10 port and/or boat activity options. By the end of the trip, you will need to have visited each ocean destination at least once.

✤ For our PR passengers, you need to pick a minimum of 15 port and/or boat activity options. By the end of the trip, you will need to have visited each ocean destination at least once.

As with any good trip, postcards are a great way to capture your experiences. Every port or boat activity will have a postcard you can collect, mail home or show off to your friends at the end of your trip!

Rawk-A-Tier Frequent Boating Reward Points

At the end, of your trip please be sure to redeem your reward points for traveling with Water Troupe Cruise Line:

For Completion (Please see our "terms & conditions" and refer to your passenger class to determine how to complete challenge): All passengers are awarded 20 points for completing the challenge

For Participation (Completing some ports and activities but not in such a way as to complete the challenge):
✤ CR Passengers: # of ports/on boat activities X 3
✤ RR Passengers: # of ports/on boat activities X 1.5
✤ PR Passengers: # of ports/on boat activities X 1

Posting Task Completion Guidelines

Please make sure you list the following items in your posts below tracking your tasks completions:
1) Ocean Name
2) Port or On Boat Activity Name
3) Title of Book
4) Small justification for how book fits port or on boat activity
5) Date Book was Completed

★Bon voyage, Rawk-a-Tiers❣★

Ports and Boat Activities for Each Ocean of the World Listed in the Posts Below:  

1.The Arctic Ocean

Port 1: Greenland ~ Explore the Hot Springs of Uunartoq
Information: Hot springs are found throughout Greenland, but on the uninhabited island of Uunartoq, the springs are the perfect temperature for bathing. Here, three naturally heated springs merge into a small pool where you can immerse yourself surrounded by icebergs and stunning mountain peaks
The Wild by Christopher Golden   (set in the Arctic)

Port 2: Norway: Explore fjords and amazing scenery at Geirangerfjord
Information: The most famous tourist attractions in Norway are probably it fjords. Among the most beautiful of these fjords is Geirangerfjord, located in southwestern Norway near the coastal town of Ålesund. Stretching for more than 9 miles long, Geirangerfjord is a natural wonder of deep blue water surrounded by majestic cliffs and lush green mountains towering more than 3,500 feet high. Adding to the scenery are several stunning waterfalls and lush countryside dotted with picturesque farms.

Port 3: Russia: Visit Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
Information: St. Basil’s Cathedral has some distinctive architecture. Designed to resemble the shape of a bonfire in full flame, the architecture is not only unique to the period in which it was built but to any subsequent period.
The Return of Gabe McLeod by Joanne Hill (male MC is an architect)

On boat activity: The Northern Light Festival
Information: In celebration of the The Northern Lights Festival which is held in Tromso, Norway, from January 26 - February 2. The festival features everything from opera, jazz, chamber music, audiovisual art. All while dancing the night away while watching the sky light up with different colours.

2. The North Atlantic Ocean

Port 1: Venezuela: Explore the cannons and the amazing view at Fortin de la Galera
Information: Crowning the hill just north of town is the Fortín de la Galera. These days little remains of the colonial fort (destroyed by the Spanish royalist army in 1817) other than some stone walls with a terrace and a refreshment stand, but it sees a steady trail of couples arriving in the late afternoon for a sweeping view of the sunset.

Port 2: Portugal - Wine Tasting in Douro Valley
Information: Scattered with terraced vineyards and hacienda-style wineries, the Douro Valley is punctuated by the Douro River that winds through the land. According to Cellar Tours (, Portugal’s finest wines come from Douro Valley. Depending on your personal preferences, you can choose casual wine tastings or guided walking tours of the area's vineyards.

Port 3: Nova Scotia -Peggy's Cove Lighthouse for Dolphin/Whale Watching or for those active folks take a hike on the Lighthouse Trial.
Information: Peggys Point Lighthouse (also known as Peggy's Cove Lighthouse) is in Peggys Cove and is an iconic Canadian image. It is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia and is a prime attraction on the Lighthouse Trail scenic drive. The lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margarets Bay and is officially known as the Peggys Point Lighthouse. Peggys Cove is a classic red-and-white lighthouse still operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. The light station is situated on an extensive granite outcrop at Peggys Point, immediately south of the village and its cove. This lighthouse is one of the most-photographed structures in Atlantic Canada and one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world
Iced Under by Nadine Doolittle (set in Canada)

On Boat Activity: El Hatillo Music Festival
Information: An on-board "El Hatillo Music Festival" in honor of a music festival that takes place the last two weeks of October in Venezuela and celebrates a Venezuelan music mix of jazz, folk and rock. El Hatillo is a town ten miles south of Caracas. Venezuelan music and native food for all!

3. The South Atlantic Ocean

Port 1:Casablanca, Morocco
Information: Casablanca is the setting of the 1942 film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The film has achieved worldwide popularity since then. Nominated in eight categories, it won three Oscars.

Port 2:Gothenburg, Sweden
Information: The city has a number of star chefs – over the past decade, seven of the Swedish Chef of the Year awards have been won by Gothenburgers.
Touch of the Goddess by Maria Hammarblad (Author is Swedish)

Port 3:Rio de Janeiro (or Rio), Brazil
Information: Explore the second-largest city in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics—the first time a South American and Portuguese-speaking nation will host these events, and the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city.

On Boat Activity: Celebrate Copenhagen Cooking
Information: Copenhagen Cooking is one of the biggest food festivals in Northern Europe and is an open-source festival that profiles Danish gastronomy by paying homage to the food culture, Nordic cuisine and the players on the gastronomic stage. For ten days in August, you can take a bite of the New Nordic Cuisine and the Copenhagen restaurant scene. Naturally, the festival offers plenty of events held in English or with no language requirements, targeting international visitors.
Country Heaven by Ava Miles (female MC cooks for a living)

4. The Indian Ocean

Port 1: Madagascar ~ Ranomafana National Park
Information: The park is home to the endangered golden bamboo lemur, an animal whose diet includes bamboo shoots that contain doses of cyanide that would be lethal to other animals, yet the charming golden lemur feeds on the bamboo with no ill effects.

Port 2: Bali ~ Coast of Lovina
Information: Lovina is best known for the black volcanic sand of its 5-mile beach. The area is a popular spot for snorkeling and scuba diving adventures as the northern waters are calmer than those to the south. The calm sea is perfect for swimming and dolphin watching too, making the area an ideal vacation destination for families.
A Cottage by the Sea by Carole Matthews  (set on the coast of Wales)

Port 3: Kangaroo Island ~ Flinders Chase National Park
Information: Situated off the mainland of South Australia. Kangaroo Island is known for its diverse wildlife and nature reserves, visit Flinders Chase National Park and see kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and many bird species.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (raven on cover)

On boat activity: Feria Oramena Carnival
Information: In celebration of the Feria Oramena held in Madagascar in June. The focus of this carnival is Madagascar favorite seafood, lobsters. Have fun trying a variety of fish dishes.

5. The North Pacific Ocean

Port 1: Sendai, Japan - Tanabata Festival
Information: The world’s most elegant festival of paper and bamboo in Sendai Tanabata Festival has been passed down through the generations as a traditional event that dates back to the era of Date Masamune, the first lord of Sendai Domain. Today, the festival is known nationwide for its elegance—derived from an ancient Japanese star festival—as well as its gorgeous decorations.
The Diving Pool: Three Novellas by Yoko Ogawa (set in Japan)

Port 2: Aleutian Islands, AK - Fort Schwatka Tour
Information: During World War II the remote Aleutian Islands, home to the Unangan (Aleut) people for over 8,000 years, became a fiercely contested battleground in the Pacific. This thousand-mile-long archipelago saw invasion by Japanese forces, the only American soil occupied in the war; a mass internment of American civilians; a 15-month air war; and one of the deadliest battles in the Pacific Theater.

Port 3: San Diego, CA - Gaslamp Segway Tour
Information: This is the very best way to explore San Diego's soaring views, exhilarating paths, and famous sights—What more could anyone ask for? On this Segway Tour you will glide through the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, the beautiful Embarcadero waterfront, and the famed Balboa Park, our 1,200-acre urban cultural park.

On Boat Activity: Crossing the International Date Line Ceremony
Information: The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth that runs from the north to the south pole and demarcates the change of one calendar day to the next. It passes through the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly following the 180° longitude but deviating to pass around some territories and island groups. More information at Crossing the Line Ceremony.

6. The South Pacific Ocean

Port 1: Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
Information: Fiji is known for it's amazing topography. A perfect example of this is located in the Mamanuca Islands, a string of islets that stretch for miles northwest of Vitu Levu, the largest Island of Fiji. One of the highlights: Monuriki, the island Tom Hanks made famous in Castaway.

Port 2: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Information: Majestic mountains sculpted by ancient volcanoes, a shimmering lagoon and a barrier reef dotted with tiny motu, or islets Bora Bora is perhaps the most stunning island in the South Pacific. Only 4,600 people live a seemingly idyllic lifestyle in the main villages of Vaitape, Anau and Faanui. No wonder those generations of travelers - including novelist James Michener - regarded Bora Bora as an earthly paradise.

Port 3: The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia
Information: The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest and healthiest coral reef system, longer than the Great Wall of China. The Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure on earth that can be seen from outer space. Made up of nearly 2900 individual reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays, it’s the world’s largest single structure comprised of living organisms. Diving around the 350,000 kilometre square reef is simply incredible. You’ll spot dugongs, green turtles, dolphins, reef sharks, more than 1500 species of fish and 4000 types of mollusks, including giant clams.
The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb (most of the book takes place on water + seaserpent  on cover)

On Boat Activity: Heiva I Tahiti
Information: The Heiva I Tahiti is a spectacular month-long celebration of Polynesian culture. It’s the largest and most popular festival of its kind in French Polynesia, showcasing the very best in traditional dancing, artistry and athleticism.

7. The Southern or Antarctica Ocean

Port 1: Antarctica: get up close to some penguins on Paradise Bay
Information: The most popular tourist attraction in Antarctica, hands down. There aren’t too many places in the world where you can be at arm’s length from thousands of penguins. You can walk among the massive colonies and even see penguin chicks during the right time of year!

Port 2: Antarctica: Port Lockroy Museum
Information: If you stop by make sure to send yourself a cool postcard stamped from Antarctica. The Port Lockery museum used to be the British Base but is now a full time post office. It is a cute little structure from which you can send yourself mail stamped with Antarctica’s stamp!
Lady Falls by Renee Bernard  (set in Britain) 

Port 3: Antarctica: Iceberg Calving
Information: These ice breakers are mid-sized ships that help break ice formations that have grown quite large in the Antarctica. Witness this fascinating phenomenon of the moment an iceberg breaks off the main chunk of ice.

On Boat Activity: Get Your Icestock On
Information: Every year a stage is set up for around 6 hours for everyone who wants to sing or perform music or even do stand-up comedy. Enjoy a night between passengers who want to have a fun fill night showing off their hidden talents. Or settle in to enjoy watching with drinks and snacks.


AIR Troupe Challenge  

Air Troupe Theme Challenge
August 1 - September 30 

In ancient Greek religion and myth, the Anemoi (Greek: Ἄνεμοι, "Winds") were wind gods who were each ascribed a cardinal direction from which their respective winds came, and were each associated with various seasons and weather conditions. They were sometimes represented as mere gusts of wind, at other times were personified as winged men, and at still other times were depicted as horses kept in the stables of the storm god Aeolus, who provided Odysseus with the Anemoi in the Odyssey. The Spartans were reported to sacrifice a horse to the winds on Mount Taygetus. Astraeus, the astrological deity sometimes associated with Aeolus, and Eos, the goddess of the dawn, were the parents of the Anemoi, according to the Greek poet Hesiod.

Of the four chief Anemoi, BOREAS was the purple-winged god of the North Wind and bringer of cold winter air. He often appears on old maps as a gust blowing head with bloated cheeks up among the clouds. The Aurora Borealis are named after him. ZEPHYRUS was the god of the West Wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes. He is often depicted carrying a basket of unripe fruit. NOTOS, the god of the South Wind, was responsible for the desiccating hot wind of midsummer, the bringer of the storms of late summer, and was feared as a destroyer of crops. EURUS, the god of the East Wind, was associated with the season of autumn and was thought to bring warmth and rain. His symbol was an inverted vase, spilling water.

Scattered To The Four Winds : If a group of things or people are scattered to the four winds, they go or are sent to different places that are far away from each other. This phrase first appears in literature around 520 BC in the book of Zechariah in the Hebrew Old Testament. It references Jehovah God's intention to scatter the tribes of Israel to the "four winds" and appears nine times in the biblical Old Testament.

Some Biblical theologians believe that this verse is a reference to the conquering of Alexander the great from the four corners of the world in the 330's BC, and that the ultimate result of this scattering was a world where virtually every family of people on earth consider themselves to be the recipients of God's favor. They usually designate themselves by a title to indicate this, especially to themselves. The Germans call themselves Herrenvolk. The Japanese call themselves "sons of heaven." China calls itself "the good earth," and Americans, "God's country."



CRs - Choose one option from each task (5 tasks total)
RRs - Choose two options from each task (10 tasks total)
PRs - Choose three options from each task (15 tasks total)

Challenge Completion Points = 20
Participation Points - if not completed
CR = tasks x 3
RR = tasks x 1.5
PR = tasks x 1


Task 1 = Scattered
Option 1 - Rainbow (scatters light)
~ Read a book with a rainbow on the cover or a book with a rainbow colored cover (all six rainbow colors obviously visible)
Option 2 - Scatterbrained
~ Read a book with a confusing, twisty plot or a book with mental health as a main page genre.
Option 3 - Shattered and Scattered
~ Read a book with something on the cover that would scatter if broken. Examples (glass, beads on a necklace, a flock of birds, etc.)

~ Read a book with something on the cover or in the plot that can be symbolically shattered or shattering. Examples (a heart, a career, a family, a death etc…)

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (Sarene arrives to marry her prince and learns that he has died) 
Option 4 - Scattergories
~ Read a book that has an image that fits the topic and a word in the title that begins with one of the letter selections.
Topic : Wind, Breeze, or Flight
Letter: A, I, R

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Wings on cover - Raven in title)

Task 2 = Four
Option 1 - Read a book with a 4 in the page count.

Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder (400 pages)
Option 2 - Read a book with a 4 in the publication year.
The Return of Gabe McLeod by Joanne Hill (first published September 19th 2014)
Option 3 - Read a book published in April (the 4th month of the year)
Option 4 - Read a book that is #4 in a series.

Task 3 ~ The Winds
Option 1 : BOREAS
~ Read a book with a purple cover or a book by an author whose FIRST initial is "B."

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Option 2 : NOTOS
~ Read a book with a thunderstorm on the cover or a book by an author whose FIRST initial is "N."

Born in Shame by Nora RobertsOption 3 : EURUS
~ Read a book with a autumn leaf colored cover (brown, red, gold, yellow, orange) or a book by an author whose FIRST initial is "E." 

A Hidden fire by Elisabeth Hunter
Option 4 : ZEPHYRUS,
~ Read a book with a fruit or vegetable on the cover or a book by an author whose FIRST OR LAST initial is "Z."

Task 4 = The Compass Directions
Option 1 : North
~ Read a book with the word "North" in the title or one that takes place north of the equator.

Divorced, Desperate and Delicious by Christie Craig (set in USA)
Option 2 : South
~ Read a book with the word "South" in the title, Southern Literature as main page genre, or one that takes place south of the equator.
Option 3 : East
~ Read a book with the word "East" in the title or one that takes place in the eastern hemisphere (Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania).

The Diving Pool: Three Novellas by Yoko Ogawa (set in Japan, Asia)
Option 4 : West
~ Read a book with the word "West" in the title, western as a main page genre, or one that takes place in the western hemisphere (North, South, or Central America).

Task 5 ~ The Israelites : Flee from the land of the north,” saith the Lord; “for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven,” saith the Lord. ~ Zechariah 2:6
Option 1 - Read a book with Religion, Spirituality, Theology or Faith as a main page genre.
Option 2 - Read a book with the word God or Goddess in the title or subtitle.

Touch of the Goddess by Maria Hammarblad 
Option 3 - Read a book with a Jewish or Hebrew main character. 
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Simon is Jewish)
Option 4 - Read a book with Literature-Jewish or Cultural-Israel as a main page genre. 

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