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Mission Book Possible #8

Find a Book

The BookFinder is a month old!

With 1,800 books already in this new database, we wanted to create a fun way to help readers get acquainted with it.

Each day in November, we’re going to provide you with a sapphic book finding mission. Four prizes of a $15 Amazon gift card will be awarded during the month on Wednesdays, beginning next week, November 9.

Here’s how it’ll work:

Many of you already know that TB’s a history nut, so she’s been digging into historical happenings for each day in November to inspire the daily book-finding missions.

Once a day, I Heart SapphFic will share the day’s mission in the IHS Reader Group on Facebook. Your assignment will be to check the I Heart SapphFic Bookfinder for a book that fulfills the mission, and then to report back to the Facebook group with a link to that book on the IHS website. To get the link to the book, click on the cover and then copy the URL to paste in the Facebook group.

You are allowed one entry per mission. On November 9, 16, 23, and 30, TB will use a random number generator to select the winner from the entries that were received.

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Now let’s get to today’s fun: Patti Page

Clara Ann Fowler, professionally known as Patti Page, was born on November 8, 1927. She was one of eleven children and her family struggled financially, and they lived without electricity. She became an American singer and actress, known for her country and pop music.

In 1947, Page signed with Mercury Records, becoming the company’s first lucrative female artist. In 1950, her song “With My Eyes Wide Open, I’m Dreaming” was her first million-selling single.

In the 1950s, she was the best-selling female artist. She also appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Bob Hope Specials, The Steven Allen Show, and The Dean Martin Show, leading to Page having TV specials of her own.

In the 60s, her success started to wane, but she had a hit with “Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte” from the Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland movie with the same name. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song.

Her hallmark song was “Tennessee Waltz,” which became one of the biggest-selling singles of the 20th century, and today, it’s known as one of the official songs for the state of Tennessee.

Page blended country music styles into many of her songs and many of her singles appeared on the Billboard Country Chart. She’s one of the few singers who have charted in five separate decades. During her career that spanned six decades she sold over 100 million records.

In 1997, Page was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. She influenced many artists, including The Andrews Sisters and Bing Crosby.

Patti Page died on January 1, 2013, at the age of eight-five.

To honor Patti Page, we’re asking readers to go to the BookFinder and look up books in the following Archetype category: Rockstar / Musician

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Find a book you haven’t read yet, or if you come across an old favorite, share it and tell us why. To enter the giveaway, share your entry in the Facebook group.

Remember, the more days you play, the more entries you’ll receive for the $15 Amazon gift card, so don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Book Finding Mission.

Authors, if your books aren’t in the database yet, we highly recommend you submit them now. Here’s the form.

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