Saturday, September 1, 2007

Ok here is the challenge.

I am going to post by month, what holiday takes place in said month and the person may then choose what book they would like to read. And believe me, it is easy. For example, the month of Emmet Kelly's birthday (he is a clown) a person may choose to read about clowns, a circus, etc, Like Water for Elephants. (This is just a little hint about Emmet Kelly, he was born and is buried in Peru, Ind. My brother lives in this town and I have seen his grave. My nephew is buried there also. Anyway, there is a book titled A circus in Winter that takes place in the town of Peru. How neat is that?) Like I said one can really have fun with this one and find all kinds of books.

Yes, the books may be crossed challenged.

Please list the books you read and where your reading wishes take you.

Here are the sites that I used to get just some of my ideas. I tried to get a cross section of birthdays, author, artists, famous people, but of course could not. If you want to add more, please go ahead.


Here are the two web sites that I got the following information from:

www.famousbirthdays.com
www.suelebeau.com


Feel free to add anything you find interesting or another holiday or birthday that you are aware of.


The challenge is one book per month, but it does not have to be in any order.



78 comments:

CCDPiper said...

Great challenge idea, Kim! Can't wait to get started with it!

Mo said...

Oh, this does sound like a fun one, too...let me see what my list might look like, and I'll be back...

Ladytink_534 said...

This really sounds like fun! I know I shouldn't be adding another challenge but I couldn't help myself!

Susan said...

This Challenge sounds like a lot of fun. Count me in.

Susan

Grilsgood said...

I am having more trouble with this challenge than any of my others. I have plenty of choices for Jan, but other than reading a book they wrote, or about the country they are from which all seems too simple, i have no good ideas.

I have all these for Jan and i only did until Jan 5

jan 25 Robert Burns, 1759; 27 Lewis Carroll, 1832; 2 Isaac Asimov, 1920 Edgar Allan Poe, 1809; Harlan Coben - 4; Umberto Eco 5; Joan Hess 6: Amanda Cross 13; Alexandra Ripley 8; Philippa Gregory 9; Anne Rivers Siddons 9; Stuart Woods 9: Judith Merkle Riley 14; Jerome Bruner, American Psychologist 1, Xavier Cugat, born in Barcelona, Spain, 1; Yitzhak Edel, composer 1; Tadeusz
Jarecki, composer 1; Giuseppe Ferrata, composer 1; Paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot, British are coming 1; Alexander VI [Rodrigo Borgia], Spanish/Italian pope, 1492-1503 1; Ian Brady, Scottish Criminal 2; Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist
2; Renata Tebaldi, Pesaro Italy, lyric soprano 2; Sally Rand, Hickory ounty, Missouri, stripper,
fan dance 2; Count Folke Bernadotte, Sweden, statesman, Red Cross, UN 2, Henry Flagler, American Businessman 2; Osman III, sultan, Turkey2, Beata Handra, born San Francisco, California, dance skater, 3; Jeane Dixon, American Psychic 3, Victor Borge, born in Copenhagen, Denmark, pianist/comedian 3; Eli S Jones, U.S., evangelist, Christ of Indian road 3, Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer3,
Deana Carter, country singer 4; Mohammed Sahir, shah, Afghanistan 4; James Ussher , Archbishop of Armagh, gave age to Earth based on bible 4; Pamela Sue Martin, Westport, Ct, actress, Nancy Drew, Fallon-Dynasty 5, John Burke, Irish genealogist, Burke's Peerage 5;

Lindy

Tammy said...

Sounds interesting. Will try!

Ladytink_534 said...

I've finally got my complete list up for this. http://ladytinksblog.blogspot.com/2007/12/every-month-is-holiday-challenge.html

Mo said...

Okay; I'm definately *in*, with my January selection listed here....

this is gonna be fun!!

Esther said...

Well I'm almost done my list...looking forward to a nice cup of tea and January's selection already!

Susie said...

Hope I'm not too late to join in. :) Here's my list. Thank you for hosting this great challenge!

Janet said...

I just signed up with the link to my blog. I am anxious to do this challenge; it sounds like fun. I am almost ready to post my first review.

Mo said...

I just posted my first holiday selection (for "International Skeptics Day), and you can read my review, here

Tammy said...

I just posted my first book on my LJ: http://otterevilreads.livejournal.com/7748.html

barb michelen said...

Hello I just entered before I have to leave to the airport, it's been very nice to meet you, if you want here is the site I told you about where I type some stuff and make good money (I work from home): here it is

alisonwonderland said...

i've posted a review of my first book here - for Martin Luther King Day.

alisonwonderland said...

i've posted a review of my second book here - and a little explanation of the holiday i was celebrating here.

Mo said...

In 'celebration' of "Tell a Fairy Tale" Day on Feb 26, I have posted my 2nd review for this challenge, here

(This *is* where we should be posting these, right?!)

Tammy said...

I'm a bit late, but here's my February book: James Herriot's Dog Stories in honor of the Westminster Dog Show :)

http://otterevilreads.livejournal.com/10658.html

tinylittlelibrarian said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
tinylittlelibrarian said...

I wasn't sure what to do with my reviews but obviously I should post them here. :)

My January book was Food and Loathing (Diet Month)

My February book was Witch Way to Murder (Library Lovers' Month)

Mo said...

In celebration of Nat'l Goof-off Day (Mar. 22), I "goofed off" with Carl Hiaasen; you can read my review, here.

tinylittlelibrarian said...

For March's Caffeine Awareness Month I read Uncommon Grounds.

Tammy said...

For March:
Louis L'Amour was born March 22, 1908. So I read Frontier. Review is here:
http://otterevilreads.livejournal.com/11694.html

Mo said...

To celebrate "Moment of Laughter Day" on April 14th, I read Tim Allen's "Dont Stand too Close to a Naked Man". You can read my review, such as it is, here.

Tammy said...

Anne McCaffrey's birthday was April 1, so I read her newest book with her son, Todd: Dragon Harper
http://otterevilreads.livejournal.com/13257.html

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Shakespeare's birthday was April 23, so I read Shakespeare's Landlord

Tammy said...

Since another challenge I'm doing had Mothers as the theme for the month, I chose Mother's Day for here and am using the same book for both :)

The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky - mother/daughter conflict:
http://otterevilreads.livejournal.com/14075.html

tinylittlelibrarian said...

May is National Strawberry Month so I read Strawberry Shortcake Murder.

Mo said...

I celebrated Memorial Day, with Vince Flynn's Memorial Day -

Happy Memorial Day!!

alisonwonderland said...

For May I celebrated Astronomy Day with Don't Know Much About the Universe, and for June I celebrated Dairy Month with Dairy Queen.

alisonwonderland said...

And Women's History Month in March with Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.

tinylittlelibrarian said...

June is Dairy Month, so I read Till the Cows Come Home.

Mo said...

June 23rd is "Columnist's Day", and so for that I read Charles Kuralt's American Moments

Tammy said...

Running behind as usual :)
Didn't do a review as this was a reread for me - M*A*S*H by Richard Hooker - Sally Kellerman who played Hot Lips in the movie was born June 2. Great book, great movie, great tv series, great theme song :) What's not to love?

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Wow, Tammy, I didn't know MASH was a book! How interesting. I agree, it's all great! :)

For Canada Day on July 1 I read a Canadian YA novel - Mistik Lake.

Tammy said...

July - Independence, of course :)

Warchild by Karin Lowachee

Tammy said...

Tinylittlelibrarian: (sorry just now read your message) There were a whole series of the MASH books set after the war. I read a few and they were mostly forgettable. I had the first 3 (the one set during the war and the first two after) but something happened to the third one.

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Tammy - huh, I had no idea! It's too bad they were mostly forgettable.

In honour of Julia Child's birthday on Aug 15, I read Julie and Julia this month.

alisonwonderland said...

i read Life on the Refrigerator Door this month for October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (yes, i'm reading out of order.)

alisonwonderland said...

i read 1776 for Independence Day in July.

tinylittlelibrarian said...

September is Bourbon Heritage Month, so even though I don't drink, I do like books set in New York and so I read The Perfect Manhattan.

Grilsgood said...

My two favorite challenges for 2007 were this one and celebrate the author, but this ranked slighty more fun. I learned so much. Count me in.

Susan L said...

Count me in again for 2009. This was a 2008 favorite.

Lynne said...

I'm doing this one in 2008 and will join again for 2009. Thanks for hosting.

Mo said...

Sorry, but I've been sans internet for a bit, so I'm playing catch up - hope that's okay!

My July read was "Dances with Werewolves" by Carol Nelson Douglas, in celebration of "Moon Day" on July 20th.

In August, I read "Chromosome 6" by Robin Cook to celebrate "Just Because Day" on August 27th.

And finally, in celebration of National Women's Day on September 21st, I read "Searching for Paradise in Parker Pa." by Kris Radish.

All three of these mini-reviews can be found here in this post.

Thanks for hosting this one (I'll prob'ly stick around for 2009 as well!)

tinylittlelibrarian said...

October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month, so I read The New Yorkers, about a group of (duh) New Yorkers and their dogs.

SueFitz said...

sounds like fun to me.

Marina said...

This sound like a great theme! I'm in... here's my post where I'll put the 12 review links:

http://texasbookwoman.blogspot.com/2008/10/every-month-is-holiday-challenge.html

Are you/is anyone working on a logo (unfortunately, I can't offer one. Graphics skills are nil.)?

Mo said...

In celebration of Frankenstein Friday (October), I read Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"; my review can be found here

Jenny said...

This sounds fun count me in.

tinylittlelibrarian said...

For Remembrance Day, I read a book about World War I - Private Peaceful.

Mo said...

For Forget-Me-Not Day on Nov. 10, I read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Mo said...

Dec 21st is Humbug Day, and so I read John Grisham's "Skipping Christmas"...

Grilsgood said...

I am going away for the holiday so will post nwo that I have finished:

Jan Woods, Stuart The Prince of Beverly Hills Woods birthday
Woods, Stuart Beverly Hills Dead "
Twain, Mark Joan of Arc birthday of Joan
Feb McCauley, Barbara The Cinderella Scandal Savannah, Ga founded
Straub, Wengy Corsi The Final Victim Savannah
March Russel, William The Florida Keys
Greene, Carol Johann Sebastian Bach Bach born
Stanley, Diane Saladin died 3-25
Apr Dolan, Edward F. SF Earthquake
Iles, Greg Blood Memory Child Abuse Awareness Month
EarthWors Group 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth
May Jamestown Anniversary C ooper, Michael L.Jamestown, 1607
T H. White 5-29-06
Cinco de Mayo Asher, Sandy Mexico 394.262 N
June 6-2-81 Audition By Barbar Walters - Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would
be;
06/03/1539 - Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain Larkin, Tanya Hernando de Soto

006/05/1912 - US marines invade Cuba 3nd time) Book Cuba
July 7-4-1825 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson by Cheryl Harness
7-4-1825 Johnb Adams died The Remarkable John Adams Cheryl Harness
7-7 Oglethorpe Georgia by Ann Heinrichs
7-4 Benjamin Franklin signer of Declaration of Indepence
7-11 Souter, Gerry, Janet John Quincy Adams
Aug Pompeii 8-24-79; Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw Ponpei
Saladin killied all Franks captured from August 28 - September 10. August 19 1848, Saladin Diane Stanley
Sept Richard I born September 8, 1157 Georgette Heyer The Conquerer Richard Lion-Heart, 1157–99
17 Sept 1916 Mary Stewart Thornwold
Ramadan begins Islam Sept. 2, 2008; Ramadan 297.62 H
Marco Polo 9-15-1254
Oct Mormon War". October 25, 1838 Carolyn Jessop Escape
Nov 2 Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane Day of the Dead
11 Stein, R. Conrad The Story of D Day
27 3Grace, Catherine O'Neil 1621 Thanksgiving
Dec 26 Kzabzaa Freeman, Dorthy Rhodes
25 Christmaws Eloise Thompson, Kay

joanna said...

What a great idea, count me in!

http://lostinagoodstory.blogspot.com/2008/12/every-month-is-holiday-2009.html

Rebekah said...

Sounds interesting. I'll sign up. Thanks!

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

Sign me up! There is also a Peru, Illinois, too.

Judy/Intergalactic Bookworm


http://intergalacticbookworm.blogspot.com

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Finished! My last book was, of course, a Christmas one - The Stupidest Angel.

Mo said...

I'm taking a slightly different route this year, and am Celebrating January as "National Book Blitz Month", by reading "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks.

Looking forward to another great year of celebration!

Lynne said...

January 27 is Holocaust Memorial Day. I read SARAH'S KEY and posted a review on my blog 1/11/09.

Jenny said...

Well for January I read a book on Betsy Ross. It was a junior nonfiction and I wish I would have found a better one. It was pretty elementary. I'm not sure I know much more about here than before. Going to have to go on a book hunt I guess. Now my curiousity is piqued.

So for February I'm toying with the idea of reading a James Mitchener book I already have out to read. Long long read though!
Jenny

Jenny said...

http://jennysimpsonjenny.blogspot.com/2009/01/betsy-ross-designer-of-our-flag-ann.html

Guess it would help to post the link to my review. Sorry
Jenny

Mo said...

A bit late, but for "National Laugh-Friendly Month" in February I read Lewis Grizzard's It Wasn't Always Easy, But I Sure Had Fun

Have a Happy Day, and laugh a little!

Mo said...

Because March is "Spiritual Awareness Month", I chose to read & review Surrendering to Yourself by Iris Krasnow.

Mo said...

Am I the only participant still playing??!

Well, I've posted my reviews for both April (National Pecan Month = "Killer Pancake" by Diane Mott Davidson) and May (Gifts from the Garden Month = "Devil's Trumpet" by Mary Freeman), and you can read them, here...too bad to see no others posted here...I've really been enjoying the challenge, and the reviews (when they're here!!)

Book Dragon said...

I'm glad this is perpetual! I'm going a bit late but I read The Masterharper of Pern in April so I guess that's when I'll start. My blog post is here. I'll be back when I post reviews.

Lynne said...

For February I read THE RED SCARF, for March NEFERTITI, April's book was TOMATO GIRL, and for May I just finished TEACHER MAN. All the reviews are on my blog.

Lynne said...

I just finished THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN for June (National Go Barefoot Day). The review is here.

Lynne said...

I read TO HELL AND BACK by Audie Murphy for Independence Week. The review is here.

Lynne said...

I read PROMISES OF CHANGE for Senior Citizen Day on August 21. The review is here.

Veggiemomof2 said...

I'm joining & here's my post.
http://veggiemomof2.blogspot.com/2010/01/every-month-is-holiday-2010.html

SueFitz said...

I'll be taking part.

http://suefitz-readingchallenges.blogspot.com/2010/01/every-month-is-holiday-2010.html

Vivienne said...

Here is my link.
http://serendipityteacher.blogspot.com/2010/01/even-more-challenges.html

Katie said...

Well, hopefully this is a current challenge! I see that it was originally posted in 2007... but I guess I'll join anyway! It looks like lots of fun!

http://katiesliteraturelounge.blogspot.com/2010/01/every-month-is-holiday-perpetual.html

AlleluiaLu said...

I read "An Echo In The Bone" by Diana Gabaldon for January because Diana's birthday was January 11th! Here's my post:

http://bookendcrossing.blogspot.com/2010/01/echo-in-bone-by-diana-gabaldon.html

Thanks for hosting! This is fun!

LaBerta said...

You are wrong about Emmett Kelly, that cemetery is in Lafayette, Indiana.....the original newspaper article says Lafayette and not Peru.

Grilsgood said...

Here is my list, dont'have a blog


Jan 24 Olson, Tod The California Gold Rush
9 Woods, Stuart White Cargo
Feb 11 Alexander Hamilton Mollie Keller
no day Juan Ponce deLeon gien the island of Bimi to Govern Sakurai, Gail Juan Ponce de Leon
Mar 1 Peterson, David Yellowstone Natinal Park created
12 Brown, Sandra Charade
Apr 13 ends Zalben, Jane Breskin Pearl's Passover
23 Shakesbeare born King John
May 5 Napoleon died Greenblass, Miriam Napoleon Bonaparte
Jun 19 Slavery Outlawed Putney, Mary JO A Distant Magic
3 McDonough, Yona Zeldis Frank Lloyd Wright
Jul 1 Einstein made Time cover - Einstein, evelyn Einstein Genius
14 French Revolution Greenblatt, miriam Napoleon Bonaparte and Imperial France
Aug 17 Quackenbush, Robert A Story of Davy Crocket
3 Howard, Linda Heartbreaker
Sep 05 Shakers disbanded Yolen, Jane Simple Gifts
26 George Gershwin born; Whitting, Jim The Lfe and Times of George Gershwin
Oct 16 Noah Webster Ferris, Jeri What Do You Mean?
1 Roberts, Nora Enchanted
Nov 11 Wagoner, Jean Brown Abigail Adams
11 Kehrt, Peg Ghost Dog Secrets
Dec 2 Jacobs, William Jay Cortes

AlleluiaLu said...

Here's my list of Author birthdays and the books I read to celebrate them: http://bookendcrossing.blogspot.com/2011/01/2010-celebrate-authors-challenge.html

So much fun!