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May 01, 2015 04:24PM

12544 Book Addicts Reading Challenge May 2015

Start Date: 5/1/2015
End Date: 5/31/2015

Total Pages Read:
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Jan 11, 2015 11:19PM

Jan 02, 2015 08:35AM

12544 Book Addicts Reading Challenge January 2015
Start Date: 1/1/2015 - End Date: 1/31/2015

Total Pages Read:
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Jan 01, 2015 12:58PM

12544 Happy New Year Everyone! :D

I love the new name of our Book group. :) So fitting!
Jan 01, 2015 01:10AM

12544 My Reading List for 2015 is now completed.
Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm looking forward to this year's reads. :D
Dec 16, 2014 09:01PM

12544 Lea wrote: "I thought Burial Rites was fairly interesting. I spent three weeks in Iceland in 2007, so it was fun to read about somewhere I'd been. Hope you enjoy it too."

Do you plan on seeing the movie? It's with Jennifer Lawrence
Dec 12, 2014 09:59PM

12544 TBR List - Reading Group Challenge 2015
Books Read: 2
Updated: 5/9/15

List of Books

1. Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
2. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
(5/9/15) 4.5 ★★★★
3. The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
4. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
5. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
6. The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob
7. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
8. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
9. 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
10. Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden
11. The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig
12. The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

Alternatives
✔ 1. Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman (1/8/15) ★★★★
2. The Narrow Road to the Deep North: A novel by Richard Flanagan
Dec 12, 2014 09:43PM

12544 Well, Here's my new list. I hope I can finish all of them this year. :)
Oct 21, 2014 11:29PM

12544 So far, I've read:


Dracula, My Love  The Secret Journals of Mina Harker by Syrie James Bloodline (Bloodline, #1) by Kate Cary Dracula related
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice What can I say - Its Anne Rice :S

Be Still My Vampire Heart (Love at Stake, #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo (Love at Stake, #14) by Kerrelyn Sparks had some scary parts

Serena by Ron Rash What a Villainess! :S (movie will be coming out in February - starring: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper
The Book of Killowen (Nora Gavin, #4) by Erin Hart very suspenseful
Jun 30, 2014 12:06PM

12544 Book Addicts Reading Challenge July 2014
Start Date: 7/1/2014 - End Date: 7/31/2014


Total Pages Read: 2357
Bonus Points: 455

Books Read: (7)
1.Sphere by Michael Crichton (7/2/14) 385 pp. 3.5 ★★★
(+50 good old-fashioned book)(50 pts)
2. The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls (7/4/14) 267 pp./653 pp. ★★★★
(+50 good old-fashioned book, +10 star in title, +25 shore on cover = 85 pts)(135 pts)
3. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais (7/11/14) 256 pp./909 pp. ★★★★
(+50 good old fashioned book)(185 pts)
4. Family Garden by Lia Leedertz (7/12/14) 144 pp./1053 pp. 3.5 ★★★
(+50 good old-fashioned book, +50 camp on the cover = 100 pts)(285 pts)
5. Emma by Jane Austen (7/14/14) 544 pp./1597 pp. ★★★★
(+50 good old-fashioned book)(335 pts)
6. Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (7/15/14) 360 pp./1957 pp. ★★★★
(+50 good old-fashioned book)(385 pts)
7. Moonrise by Cassandra King (7/17/14) 400 pp./2357 pp. ★★★★
(+50 good old-fashioned book,+10 moon in the title, +10 moon on the cover = 70 pts)(455 pts)

July Bookshelf
Sphere by Michael Crichton The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais Family Garden by Lia Leendertz Emma  by Jane Austen Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt Moonrise by Cassandra    King

Bonus Round 1
+10 Points for an eBook
+25 Points for an audio book
+50 Points for the good old fashioned book
Bonus Round 2
+10 Points for any of these words on the cover: Sun or any word containing sun, Moon or any word containing moon, Star or any word containing star, Sky or any word containing Sky, any cover image of a sun, moon, star or sky.

+25 Points for any of these words on the cover: Lake or any word containing lake, Beach or any word containing beach, Shore or any word containing shore, any cover image of a lake, beach or seashore.

+50 Points for Any of these words on the cover: Cottage, Cabin, Camp, or any cover image of a cottage, cabin or camp.
Jun 02, 2014 08:00AM

12544 Book Addicts Reading Challenge June 2014
Start Date: 6/1/2014 - End Date: 6/30/2014


Total Pages Read: 2084
Bonus Points: 240

Books Read: (6)
1. Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke (6/2/14) 288 pp.
(+10 - food in title, +25 - baker/owner, +50 - no people on cover = 85 pts)
2. Passion by Lauren Kate (6/4/14) 420 pp./708 pp.
(+10 - female on cover)(95 pts)
3. The Bride of Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta (6/7/14) 320 pp./1028 pp.
(+10 - female on cover)(105 pts)
4. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (6/9/14) 256 pp./1284 pp.
(+10 - food in title, +25 - baker/owner, +50 - no people on cover = 85 pts)(190 pts)
5. The Son by Philipp Meyer (6/13/14) 576 pp./1860 pp.
(+50 - no people on cover)(240 pts)
6. The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith (6/20/14) 224 pp./2084 pp.

Bonus Round 1
+10 Points with Food on the cover or the title
+25 Points for books (Fiction or Non-Fiction, but not Cookbooks) about food preparation or characters that deal with food, (Waiters, Chefs, etc.) or some type of inspiration that comes from any type of food.
+50 Points for these words underlined taken from this site of June Food Holidays: http://www.thenibble.com/fun/more/fac...
These are the words in case you can’t pull up the website: Candy, Dairy, Fresh Fruit, Vegetable, Iced Tea, Papaya, Seafood, Steakhouse, Turkey, Doughnut, Hazelnut Cake, Rocky Road, Egg, Cheese, Frozen Yogurt, Cognac, Gingerbread, Applesauce Cake, Chocolate Ice Cream, Jelly-Filled, Sustainable Seafood, Strawberry-Rhubarb, Herbs & Spices, Black Cow, German Chocolate, Cachaca, Jerky, Peanut Butter Cookie, Midsummer’s Eve, Strawberry Shortcake, Lobster, Gin, Fudge, Veggies, Apple Strudel, Cherry Tart, Picnic, Sushi, Dry Martini, Vanilla Milkshake, Peaches and Cream, Éclair, Onion Rings, Pecan Sandy, Pralines, Catfish, Strawberry Parfait, Chocolate Pudding, Indian Pudding, Orange Blossom, Ceviche, Tapioca, Almond Butterscotch, and Ice Cream Soda
Bonus Round 2
+10 Points for a Male/Female on the Cover
+25 Points for an Image of a Couple on the Cover
+50 Points for no people on the cover at all, anything else goes
Jun 01, 2014 01:32PM

May 03, 2014 08:21PM

12544 Books Addicts Reading Challenge, May 2014
Start Date: 05/01/2014 - End Date: 05/31/2014

Total Pages Read: 1681
Bonus Points: 30

Books Read: (5)
1. The Wildwater Walking Club by Claire Cook (5/3/14) 256 pp.
2. Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (5/5/14) 357 pp./ 613 pp.
3. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (5/7/14) 454 pp./1067 pp.
4. Dead Heat by Dick Francis (5/8/14) 342 pp./1409 pp.
5. Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn't Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution by Ann Louise Gittleman (5/10/14) 272 pp./1681 pp.

Bonus round \centers around two quotes.
First Quote
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date. - Shakespeare
+10 (Blackberries) Blackberry Pie Murder
Second Quote
There is no Frigate like a Book | To take us Lands away ... - Emily Dickinson
+10 (Walk) The Wildwater Walking Club
+10 (Sports - A race in which two or more contestants compete evenly or finish at the same time.) Dead Heat

May Bookshelf
The Wildwater Walking Club by Claire Cook Blackberry Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #17) by Joanne Fluke Dead Heat by Dick Francis Zapped  Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn't Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution by Ann Louise Gittleman
Feb 07, 2014 08:12PM

12544 Here's a copy of my 2013 Challenge. If I get a chance to read any of the leftover books. I'll updated this list too.

TBR Reading Challenge 2013
Books Read: 7

List of Books
*1. The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French (8/20/13)
*2. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker (9/5/13)
3. When Washington Was in Vogue: A Love Story by Edward Christopher Williams
4. The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
5. Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away by Christie Watson
*6. The Painter from Shanghai: A Novel by Jennifer Cody Epstein (8/8/13)
*7. The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe by Andrew O' Hagan
8. Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
9. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
10. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
*11. Signora Da Vinci by Robin Maxwell
12. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez
*13. The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen (3/8/13)


Alternatives
1. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A Novel by Lola Shoneyin
*2. Dracula in Love by Karen Essex (3/15/13)


My 2013 Book Shelf
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen Dracula in Love by Karen Essex The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe by Andrew O'Hagan The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker Signora Da Vinci by Robin Maxwell
Dec 11, 2013 04:48PM

12544 I know what you mean. I've been looking at some of the other lists. Sometimes its too hard not to add books to my ever-growing TBR list. :S :D
Dec 11, 2013 11:42AM

12544 Thanks Martha! I'm looking forward to this year's reading. I hope from this list you find some books you might be interested in reading. :D
Nov 23, 2013 07:22PM

12544 Wow! You Go Girl! Unusual and Brave List. :)
Nov 23, 2013 07:16PM

12544 I love your picks for 2014! Happy Reading!
Nov 23, 2013 06:51PM

12544 You have a great list of books and authors! I'm looking forward to your thoughts about your picks. :D
Nov 21, 2013 10:19PM

12544 My list is now finalized! I only changed one book.
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