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TIOLI Oct. 2019 Challenge #9 CFF Mystery Challenge Challenge

75 Books Challenge for 2019

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1Morphidae
Sep 29, 11:20am Top

Challenge #9: Read a book for the October CFF Mystery Challenge Challenge



There will be 10 different book challenges. (The challenges change each month.) They include everything from genres/subgenres to well known (inter)national challenges, from something about a cover to the book's setting, from LT tools to title quirks. You won't know what your particular challenge will be until you roll a random number.

You can use https://www.random.org/ (the widget at the top right) or simply Google "random number 1 to 10."

NOTE: After a certain number of challenges have been given out, I will re-randomize the list. So you really will not know what you will get!

Post the number and I will give you your challenge. For any questions, please ask here or in a PM. Embedded words, as a rule, are allowed but partial words are not. For instance, in one case, a word like "walked" must include the entire word and not just the word "walk." Tags must be first level, i.e. do not click on "show all." I'll allow *some* leeway in interpretation of the challenges, but try not to push it. When I say "significant" or "major" or "main" I will be strict. This is me, being strict:



Shared reads ARE allowed. Shared challenges ARE NOT allowed. That is, if someone reads a book published in 2019. You can read the SAME book. You can't read a different book published in 2019 (unless you get that challenge yourself.)

Post books in the wiki alphabetically since, as I said above, I will, at random, re-randomize the list. So placing them in numerical order will not work.

You can have two uncompleted challenges at one time. If you roll a repeat number, you cannot reroll. If you reroll the same number a second time, all I can say is "ouch" and maybe you can plead your case.

Please share how your book fits your challenge on the wiki at minimum. Please keep it short there, e.g. "subject twins - MC is a twin" or "animal on cover - anteater." You should *not* repeat the entire challenge.

Also, it would be nice if you shared how it fit more at length here, if applicable.

UPDATED: If I give a link to a list of books, it does not mean they *all* qualify for a challenge. The lists are simply starting points. If a book is on a referred list, it will not be accepted if it doesn't fit the challenge.

2Helenliz
Edited: Sep 29, 11:44am Top

Hi Morphy, may I have 4 and 5 to try?
*fingers crossed one of them works for me*

3FAMeulstee
Sep 29, 11:59am Top

I got 1 and 10, I hope one or two of my planned books fit in.

4DeltaQueen50
Sep 29, 12:54pm Top

I got a 7 and a 4. Thanks, Morphy!

5Ameise1
Sep 29, 2:52pm Top

I got a 10

6dallenbaugh
Sep 29, 3:02pm Top

I also got a 10

7quondame
Sep 29, 4:25pm Top

I have 6 & 2

8susanna.fraser
Sep 29, 4:34pm Top

I got 3 and 10.

9Citizenjoyce
Sep 29, 5:24pm Top

I got 9 and 7

10lahochstetler
Sep 29, 6:00pm Top

I got a 6.

11PawsforThought
Sep 30, 9:49am Top

I got 10.

12Morphidae
Edited: Oct 1, 10:28am Top

>2 Helenliz:



It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Read a book where a character or author has a name of one of the Peanut's main characters.

Use this list from wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Peanuts_characters.

No nicknames or variations allowed, e.g. Frank instead of Franklin or Patricia instead of Patty, EXCEPT for Chuck instead of Charlie as Patty calls him by that name. You may also use the last names Brown, Van Pelt, and Gray. You can use part of a name, e.g. Peggy or Jean (Peggy Jean), Peppermint or Patty (Peppermint Patty), Van or Pelt (Lucy Van Pelt.)



Hocus Pocus: Read a book about witches, sisters, a spell book, a siren or a trio (must be of major significance - three main characters, three goals to be reached, three villains, a love triangle, etc.)

13Morphidae
Sep 30, 6:13pm Top

>3 FAMeulstee:



The Nightmare Before Christmas: Read a book with a word in the title that is a NOUN that means "an illusory mental image."

Examples: nightmare, dream, daydream, fancy, fantasy, figment, illusion, reverie, vision. It should not be due to mental illness or the effects of drugs, i.e. hallucinations or something that could be considered a "monster," e.g. apparition, phantasm, specter. Please check with me if you aren't sure.



Halloween: Read a book where the name "Michael" or "Judith" is the author's name, a significant character's name or is in the title.

The letters of the name do not have to be together but they *must* be in the correct order, i.e. Mitch Raphael would be an acceptable author's name or "Just Don't Eat With Him" (made up names.) Must use the full name, e.g. not "Mike" or "Judy"

14Morphidae
Edited: Oct 1, 3:27pm Top

>4 DeltaQueen50:



The Addams Family: Read a book with a day of the week in the title or series name or where the word "Wednesday" is mentioned in the text (provide page number.)

Helpful links:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1396.Days_of_the_Week_in_the_Title

https://books.google.com/
(If the ebook is available, you can search the text.)

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Read a book where a character or author has a name of one of the Peanut's main characters.

Use this list from wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Peanuts_characters.

No nicknames or variations allowed, e.g. Frank instead of Franklin or Patricia instead of Patty, EXCEPT for Chuck instead of Charlie as Patty calls him by that name. You may also use the last names Brown, Van Pelt, and Gray. You can use part of a name, e.g. Peggy or Jean (Peggy Jean), Peppermint or Patty (Peppermint Patty), Van or Pelt (Lucy Van Pelt.)

15Morphidae
Edited: Sep 30, 6:53pm Top

>5 Ameise1:



Halloween: Read a book where the name "Michael" or "Judith" is the author's name, a significant character's name or is in the title.

The letters of the name do not have to be together but they *must* be in the correct order, i.e. Mitch Raphael would be an acceptable author's name or "Just Don't Eat With Him" (made up names.) Must use the full name, e.g. not "Mike" or "Judy"

16Morphidae
Edited: Oct 1, 10:01pm Top

>6 dallenbaugh:

Challenges re-randomized.



Friday the 13th: Read a book with something "unlucky" on the cover

Unlucky things include black cats, ladders, spilled salt, a broken mirror, an open umbrella indoors, a horseshoe with the ends pointed down, etc.

Here is a list of "bad luck signs": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bad_luck_signs

There are a couple caveats for numbers such as "13" or "4." It can be part of the title but ONLY if it is the actual number and not spelled out. The number must be part of the cover design and not in the blurbs, ISBN, price, etc.

17DeltaQueen50
Edited: Oct 1, 11:51am Top

>14 Morphidae: I love these challenges! I have a book called The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt that will work for "The Adams Family Challenge" and I am also reading a mystery series by Nicci French where the main character is called Frieda which will work for the "Charlie Brown Challenge". I know that one book can't be used for two challenges but it's a funny coincidence that I need to read the 3rd book in the mystery series and it is entitled Waiting for Wednesday!

18lyzard
Sep 30, 8:22pm Top

I got a 1, Morphy, bring it on! :D

19Morphidae
Oct 1, 11:56am Top

>7 quondame:



The Haunted Mansion: Read a book that has a scary or creepy setting

A cemetary, dark woods, haunted house, an asylum, deserted town. It can be anything - a boat, a basement, a castle or a carnival as long as the setting causes fear or nervousness in the character(s) (or you.)



The Hills Have Eyes: Read a book by a horror "master", i.e. an author that won or was nominated for any Bram Stoker award

For those that don't read horror: The book does not have to be horror just written by a horror master. For instance, Alan Moore is the author of graphic novels, Muriel Spark wrote novels such as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and nonfiction, Ray Bradbury writes science fiction, and G. R. R. Martin writes epic fantasy. Neil Gaiman, J. K. Rowling, and Joyce Carol Oates are also on the list.

Helpful links:

Novel winners and nominees: http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_Stoker_index.asp

All winners and nominees by year: http://www.thebramstokerawards.com/uncategorized/winners-nominees/

20Morphidae
Edited: Oct 1, 10:00pm Top

>8 susanna.fraser:



Hocus Pocus: Read a book about witches, sisters, a spell book, a siren or a trio (must be of major significance - three main characters, three goals to be reached, three villains, a love triangle, etc.)



Friday the 13th: Read a book with something "unlucky" on the cover

Unlucky things include black cats, ladders, spilled salt, a broken mirror, an open umbrella indoors, a horseshoe with the ends pointed down, etc.

Here is a list of "bad luck signs": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bad_luck_signs

There are a couple caveats for numbers such as "13" or "4." It can be part of the title but ONLY if it is the actual number and not spelled out. The number must be part of the cover design and not in the blurbs, ISBN, price, etc.

21Morphidae
Oct 1, 12:11pm Top

>9 Citizenjoyce:



Halloween: Read a book where the name "Michael" or "Judith" is the author's name, a significant character's name or is in the title.

The letters of the name do not have to be together but they *must* be in the correct order, i.e. Mitch Raphael would be an acceptable author's name or "Just Don't Eat With Him" (made up names.) Must use the full name, e.g. not "Mike" or "Judy"



Halloweentown: Read a book with a Halloween theme on the cover (pumpkins, scarecrows, skulls, witches, vampires, ghosts, zombies, candy or is black & orange (at least 75%), etc.) or was published in October or on the 31st of the month (see Goodreads.com)

22Morphidae
Edited: Oct 1, 12:13pm Top

>10 lahochstetler:



It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Read a book where a character or author has a name of one of the Peanut's main characters.

Use this list from wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Peanuts_characters.

No nicknames or variations allowed, e.g. Frank instead of Franklin or Patricia instead of Patty, EXCEPT for Chuck instead of Charlie as Patty calls him by that name. You may also use the last names Brown, Van Pelt, and Gray. You can use part of a name, e.g. Peggy or Jean (Peggy Jean), Peppermint or Patty (Peppermint Patty), Van or Pelt (Lucy Van Pelt.)

23Morphidae
Oct 1, 12:14pm Top

>11 PawsforThought:



The Nightmare Before Christmas: Read a book with a word in the title that is a NOUN that means "an illusory mental image."

Examples: nightmare, dream, daydream, fancy, fantasy, figment, illusion, reverie, vision. It should not be due to mental illness or the effects of drugs, i.e. hallucinations or something that could be considered a "monster," e.g. apparition, phantasm, specter. Please check with me if you aren't sure.

24Morphidae
Oct 1, 12:15pm Top

>17 DeltaQueen50: Glad you like them!

25PawsforThought
Oct 1, 12:28pm Top

>23 Morphidae: Hmm, I need to look though my TBR list. Can it be an embedded word?

26Morphidae
Oct 1, 12:40pm Top

>18 lyzard: And you got the last one!



Practical Magic: Read a book with a magical realism tag (high level, i.e. without clicking on show all) or a book that has been made into a movie

27Morphidae
Edited: Oct 1, 12:42pm Top

>25 PawsforThought: Yes, all my challenges allow embedded words unless otherwise stated.

ETA: So you could using dreaming or television, for example.

28PawsforThought
Oct 1, 12:51pm Top

>27 Morphidae: Perfect, thanks. I'll see what I can come up with.

29Morphidae
Oct 1, 1:54pm Top

Can someone roll for me, please?

30FAMeulstee
Oct 1, 2:07pm Top

>29 Morphidae: I got a 4 for you Morphy.

31Morphidae
Edited: Oct 1, 3:27pm Top

For me,



The Addams Family: Read a book with a day of the week in the title or series name or where the word "Wednesday" is mentioned in the text (provide page number.)

Helpful links:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1396.Days_of_the_Week_in_the_Title

https://books.google.com/
(If the ebook is available, you can search the text.)

32Morphidae
Oct 1, 3:28pm Top

>4 DeltaQueen50: >14 Morphidae: I made a slight to The Addams Family challenge. I added, "... (provide page number.)"

33lyzard
Oct 1, 5:08pm Top

>26 Morphidae:

Ooh! - I will try for the magical realism tag as being more out of my comfort zone, but I may have to fall back on a filmed book.

Thanks, Morphy!

34susanna.fraser
Edited: Oct 1, 6:42pm Top

>20 Morphidae: This worked out perfectly for me, since the book I just finished (How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems), which I was otherwise struggling to find a home for, happens to have a ladder on the cover.

35Dejah_Thoris
Oct 1, 9:11pm Top

3 and 9 for me, please, Morphy!

36Morphidae
Oct 1, 9:55pm Top

>33 lyzard: You're welcome.

>34 susanna.fraser: I may have to relax the rules on that challenge since I said ladder was okay even though the bad luck is walking under it but said clock wasn't okay unless it was a gift. Hmmm...

37Morphidae
Oct 1, 9:59pm Top

>35 Dejah_Thoris:



Halloween: Read a book where the name "Michael" or "Judith" is the author's name, a significant character's name or is in the title.

The letters of the name do not have to be together but they *must* be in the correct order, i.e. Mitch Raphael would be an acceptable author's name or "Just Don't Eat With Him" (made up names.) Must use the full name, e.g. not "Mike" or "Judy"



The Haunted Mansion: Read a book that has a scary or creepy setting

A cemetary, dark woods, haunted house, an asylum, deserted town. It can be anything - a boat, a basement, a castle or a carnival as long as the setting causes fear or nervousness in the character(s) (or you.)

38Morphidae
Edited: Oct 1, 10:06pm Top

To all but especially >6 dallenbaugh: >8 susanna.fraser: ,

I've removed the rule for the Friday the 13th challenge that narrowed down the bad luck item to the specific "shoes on a table" or "clock as a gift." Since "ladder" is acceptable without it being "walking under a ladder," it's only fair that "shoes" or "clock" by themselves should be acceptable. (Table or gift would not be acceptable as they just specify "how" not what.)

39susanna.fraser
Oct 2, 12:19am Top

40antqueen
Oct 2, 8:25am Top

I got 4 & 10

41Citizenjoyce
Oct 2, 2:18pm Top

>36 Morphidae: Oh dear, giving a clock as a gift is bad luck? I love clocks and would love to receive one as a gift. I'm sure I've given them as gifts. I'd much rather someone gave me a clock than a book because I never want to read what someone thinks I should read. If this is common knowledge, I guess I should reevaluate my gift-giving practices.

42lyzard
Oct 2, 5:04pm Top

>26 Morphidae:, >33 lyzard:

Just checking my options, Morphy: would a TV adaptation be okay or must it be a "proper" movie?

43Morphidae
Oct 2, 9:03pm Top

>39 susanna.fraser: You're welcome.

>40 antqueen: My mom's in town and it might be another day or so until I get to yours. Sorry!

>41 Citizenjoyce: "Giving a clock as a gift in Chinese culture, as in Chinese, to give a clock has the same pronunciation as attending their funeral."

I think you are safe. :)

>42 lyzard: TV adaptations and mini-series are fine. No plays, satire, parody, or sitcom versions. (Unless the book is a play, satire, etc.)

44Morphidae
Oct 3, 8:48pm Top

>40 antqueen:



The Addams Family: Read a book with a day of the week in the title or series name or where the word "Wednesday" is mentioned in the text (provide page number.)

Helpful links:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1396.Days_of_the_Week_in_the_Title

https://books.google.com/
(If the ebook is available, you can search the text.)

*~*~*CHALLENGES RERANDOMIZED:*~*~*



Halloween: Read a book where the name "Michael" or "Judith" is the author's name, a significant character's name or is in the title.

The letters of the name do not have to be together but they *must* be in the correct order, i.e. Mitch Raphael would be an acceptable author's name or "Just Don't Eat With Him" (made up names.) Must use the full name, e.g. not "Mike" or "Judy"

45elkiedee
Oct 6, 8:06pm Top

Challenges for 2 and 9 please?

46Morphidae
Oct 6, 11:45pm Top

>45 elkiedee:



The Hills Have Eyes: Read a book by a horror "master", i.e. an author that won or was nominated for any Bram Stoker award

For those that don't read horror: The book does not have to be horror just written by a horror master. For instance, Alan Moore is the author of graphic novels, Muriel Spark wrote novels such as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and nonfiction, Ray Bradbury wrote science fiction, and G. R. R. Martin writes epic fantasy. Neil Gaiman, J. K. Rowling, and Joyce Carol Oates are also on the list.

Helpful links:

Novel winners and nominees: http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_Stoker_index.asp

All winners and nominees by year: http://www.thebramstokerawards.com/uncategorized/winners-nominees/



The Nightmare Before Christmas: Read a book with a word in the title that is a NOUN that means "an illusory mental image."

Examples: nightmare, dream, daydream, fancy, fantasy, figment, illusion, reverie, vision. It should not be due to mental illness or the effects of drugs, i.e. hallucinations or something that could be considered a "monster," e.g. apparition, phantasm, specter. Please check with me if you aren't sure.

47Morphidae
Oct 8, 8:40pm Top

So, there wasn't quite the interest in this month's challenges as I thought there would be so I'll ask for your input. For December, should my clues be related to the Twelve Days of Christmas or should each challenge be related to a winter/winter holiday song?

November will be my usual annual challenge. Look it up or wait. ;)

48quondame
Oct 8, 10:29pm Top

>47 Morphidae: Some winter, some holiday. There is more than one December holiday!

49Morphidae
Oct 8, 10:47pm Top

>47 Morphidae: That's that's why I said "winter/winter holiday."

50Citizenjoyce
Oct 9, 10:17pm Top

I like winter holiday songs.

51paulstalder
Oct 10, 4:32am Top

a challenge for my lucky 8, please

52Morphidae
Edited: Oct 10, 2:40pm Top

>51 paulstalder:

Friday the 13th: Read a book with something "unlucky" on the cover

Unlucky things include black cats, ladders, spilled salt, a broken mirror, an open umbrella indoors, a horseshoe with the ends pointed down, etc.

Here is a list of "bad luck signs": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bad_luck_signs

There are a couple caveats for numbers such as "13" or "4." It can be part of the title but ONLY if it is the actual number and not spelled out. The number must be part of the cover design and not in the blurbs, ISBN, price, etc.

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