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message 1: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
In this challenge you'd pick one of the many authors you enjoy reading and read books that begin with the letters in their first and last name
to
ex. K- Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur
E- Elsewhere by Zevin
R- Running with the Demon etc. etc.


Duration : August 1st to November 30th


Michelle B (karenshell) | 370 comments Mod
interesting and different, now who do i choose!


message 3: by Ann aka Iftcan (last edited Aug 11, 2009 01:45PM) (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (Iftcan) um, ok. now, for the really FUN question--what if your fav author is someone like, say Janet Evanovich, who's name is forever long? :o) Not that she's MY fav. But I do like her. My favorite is Andre Norton, who I have been a fan of since I was a wee little mermaid many centuries ago. :o)


Well, here are the books that I've read THIS month that fit the challenge along with the rest of the letters of her name.

A A taste of Magic by Tracy Madison

N

D Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

R

E Enchantment Emporium, The by Tanya Huff



N

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R

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O

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message 4: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
I figured the longer the better for those of us who love reading. I'm still thinking who I'll use


Michelle B (karenshell) | 370 comments Mod
I have so many to choose from! I need to decide whom I'm going to use.


Michelle B (karenshell) | 370 comments Mod
Ok, I think i'm going to use Karen Marie Moning. I know, her name is long but hopefully I can finish it! I'll fill them in as I go.

K-
A-
R-
E-
N-

M-
A-
R-
I-Ill Wind by Rachel Caine--finished 8.11.09
E-

M-
O-One Foot in the Grave by Jeanine Frost
N-
I-
N-
G-


message 7: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
Wow Michelle that's crazy GL I'm going with Lara Adrian since I'm liking her series right now

L-
A-
R-
A-

A-
D-
R-
I-
A-
N-


Michelle B (karenshell) | 370 comments Mod
Jael wrote: "Wow Michelle that's crazy GL I'm going with Lara Adrian since I'm liking her series right now

L-
A-
R-
A-

A-
D-
R-
I-
A-
N-"


I know! Any recommendations for titles with "N"? I need three!


message 9: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (last edited Aug 13, 2009 01:16PM) (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
LOL I don't even have one for my end but when I check my shelf and my GR shelf I'll let you know. Look out for four A's for me.


Michelle B (karenshell) | 370 comments Mod
yeah you do have alot of A's! this should be interesting!


Michelle B (karenshell) | 370 comments Mod
i just found two N's for me! Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Only need 1 more now.


message 12: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
I'm stealing Nightwalker from you I've been meaning to read that one for awhile. It got good reviews on BN.


Ann aka Iftcan (Iftcan) If anyone needs an "M" The book Mall Purchase Night by Rick Cook is really good. You will probably have to buy it used, since it was written back in '92 or '93 or so.

Basically out in Lala Land (AKA L.A. CA) a developer builds a mall right on top of a nexus that ties this Earth with Faery. And so people start seeing "things". A good story all around.



message 14: by Elvia (last edited Aug 14, 2009 11:20AM) (new)

Elvia (elvb) Here's mine:
J- Joss Whedon, Buffy Season 8, The Long Way Home
I- Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs
M- Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews

B- Bloodlist, RL Enrod?
U- Ugles, Scott Westerfeld
T- Touch of Dark, Karen Chance
C- Coraline, Neil Gaiman
H- Howling Mad, Peter David
E- Evermore, Alyson Noel
R- Rogue, Rachel Vincent

Also, does anyone have a good "J" for me???? help!


message 15: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
You can add them if you want and just strike'em out later. How about Jacob by J. Frank.I haven't read this series yet,so not sure if it's good.




message 16: by Elvia (last edited Aug 14, 2009 10:54AM) (new)

Elvia (elvb) Thanks...I'll check it out...see if it's something I'd like!
Okay I looked and couldn't find the book you suggested Jael. Can you put a link up? :)


message 17: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
Also I was thinking if it get's too hard to find a book title you can use the authors name instead ex.

J- Janet Evanovich, Two for the Dough or
E- Evanovich, Janet. Two for the Dough


Elvia (elvb) Ohh that's a good idea...let me check my list again!


message 19: by Elvia (last edited Aug 14, 2009 11:22AM) (new)

Elvia (elvb) Updated list with all my selections!!

Here's mine:
J- Joss Whedon, Buffy Season 8-The Long Way Home (reading now)
I- Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs
M- Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews

B- Bloodlist, RL Enrod?
U- Ugles, Scott Westerfeld
T- Touch of Dark, Karen Chance
C- Coraline, Neil Gaiman
H- Howling Mad, Peter David
E- Evermore, Alyson Noel
R- Rogue, Rachel Vincent



Ann aka Iftcan (Iftcan) Finished another one. I'm actually doing 2 challenges at once, this one and a monthly one. So, if a book in my "monthly" fit into here, then I'm doing them as a cross-over. :o)

A A taste of magic by Tracy Madison finished Aug 2009

N Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon finished Aug 2009

D Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost finished Aug. 2009

R

E Enchantment Emporium, The by Tanya Huff Finished Aug. 2009



N

O

R

T

O

N



message 21: by Michelle B (last edited Sep 20, 2009 09:20AM) (new)

Michelle B (karenshell) | 370 comments Mod
Ok, found books to update mine with.

K- Kiss of Midnight
A- At Graves End
R-
E- Eternity
N- Nightwalker

M-Magic Bites
A- The accidental vampire--finished 9.4.09
R-
I-Ill Wind by Rachel Caine--finished 8.11.09
E- Eclipse

M-Magic to the Bone
O-One Foot in the Grave by Jeanine Frost finished 9.16.09
N- Neverwhere
I- Infinty
N-
G- Graceling



message 22: by Elvia (last edited Aug 24, 2009 12:57PM) (new)

Elvia (elvb) J- Joss Whedon, Buffy Season 8-The Long Way Home (reading now)
I- Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs
M- Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews

B- Bloodlist, RL Enrod?
U- Ugles, Scott Westerfeld
T- Touch of Dark, Karen Chance
C- Coraline, Neil Gaiman
H- Howling Mad, Peter David
E- Evermore, Alyson Noel
R- Rogue, Rachel Vincent


message 23: by Elvia (last edited Aug 31, 2009 12:09PM) (new)

Elvia (elvb) J- Joss Whedon, Buffy Season 8-The Long Way Home
I- Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs
M- Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews

B- Bloodlist, RL Enrod?
U- Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
T- Touch of Dark, Karen Chance
C- Coraline, Neil Gaiman
H- Howling Mad, Peter David
E- Evermore, Alyson Noel
R- Rogue, Rachel Vincent

I really need to get to the library and check the rest of these out!!


message 24: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
Elvia you are really attacking your list.


Elvia (elvb) Lol I'm trying! I have Uglies now but decided on funny first so I chose something NOT on this list. ha


message 26: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (last edited Sep 08, 2009 03:15PM) (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
my list so far

L-Love Bites by Sands
A- A Qucik Bite 08/09
R- Real Vampires Get Lucky by Bartlett
A-Adrian, Lara- Midnight Rising 08/09

A-Adrian,Lara- Veil of Midnight
D- Desire Unchained by Palmer08/09
R- Real Vampires Don't Diet by Bartlett
I- Incubus Dreams by Hamilton
A- Ashes to Midnight by Adrian
N- Night Falls Darkly by Lennox08/09


message 27: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
Actually the challenge started. August so no books from July . Sorry.


message 28: by FlibBityFLooB (last edited Sep 06, 2009 08:09AM) (new)

FlibBityFLooB Let me try this again, using only books since August 1st :)


K - Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke
A - A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray(Aug '09)
T - The Host by Stephenie Meyer(Aug '09)
I - Incubus Dreams by Laurell K Hamilton(Aug '09)
E - Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendsen

M - Must Love Dragons by Stephanie Rowe (Aug '09)
A - A Bite to Remember by Lynsay Sands (Aug '09)
C - Cerulean Sins by Laurell K Hamilton(Aug '09)
A - A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K Hamilton
L - Left Behind by Tim LaHaye
I - Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
S - Stray by Rachel Vincent (Sept '09)
T - The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
E - Evan Vampires Get the Blues by Katie MacAlister
R - Rebel Angels by Libba Bray


Elvia (elvb) I have 4 of the books on my list at home now so I'll only have two more to get before I'm done! yay me! lol


message 30: by Lu (Sugar & Snark) (last edited Nov 29, 2009 01:06AM) (new)

Lu (Sugar & Snark) Hi all :) Also gonna try and read a Author. Going to read Stephenie Meyer, nice and long :)

August 1st to November 30th

S - Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Mead, Richelle
T - The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
E -
P - The Pillars of the Earth by Follett, Ken
H - The Host by Stephenie Meyer
E -
N -
I - Independence Day by Dean Devlin
E -

M - Melissa Marr - Wicked Lovely
E -
Y -
E -
R - Richelle Mead - Blood Promise


Elvia (elvb) J- Joss Whedon, Buffy Season 8-The Long Way Home
I- Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs
M- Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews

B- Bloodlist, RL Enrod?
U- Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
T- Touch of Dark, Karen Chance
C- Coraline, Neil Gaiman
H- Howling Mad, Peter David
E- Evermore, Alyson Noel
R- Rogue, Rachel Vincent


message 32: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
Lu welcome to the challenges! The fun thing about them is just giving them a try. GL.


Karyn (KarynDias) | 8 comments Great Challenge Jael.
This sounds like fun. I'm in. Now how do i chose a fav PNR author? Patricia Briggs? Keri Arthur? Jeaniene Frost? I forget anyone? I think i'll go with the longest name. Here's the tentative list:

P - Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong
A - Arthur, Keri - Bound to Shadows
T - Touch the Dark - Karen Chance
R - A Rush of Wings - Adrian Phoenix
I - If Angels Burn - Lynn Viehl
C - Covet - J. R. Ward
I - Ice -Sarah Beth Durst
A -American Gods - Niel Gaiman


B - Broken -Kelley Armstrong
R - Ryan, Carrie - The Forest of Hands and Teeth
I - Ivy Alexandra - When Darkness Comes
G - A Girl's Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones) - Katie MacAlister
G - Ghostland - Jory Strong /Glass Houses - Rachel Caine
S - The Smoke Thief - Shana Abe



message 34: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge K and GL.


message 35: by Ann aka Iftcan (last edited Sep 12, 2009 11:34AM) (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (Iftcan) K--I went with my long time (like 40 years) fav author, who isn't a PNR writer. Its Andre Norton, scifi maven and all around great author.




Karyn (KarynDias) | 8 comments Ann wrote: "K--I went with my long time (like 40 years) fav author, who isn't a PNR writer. Its Andre Norton, scifi maven and all around great author.

"


I haven't heard of Andre Norton..another author to look out for. Thanks Ann




FlibBityFLooB Finished up TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE... Kind of depressing :(

K - Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke
A - A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray(Aug '09)
T - The Host by Stephenie Meyer(Aug '09)
I - Incubus Dreams by Laurell K Hamilton(Aug '09)
E - Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendsen

M - Must Love Dragons by Stephanie Rowe (Aug '09)
A - A Bite to Remember by Lynsay Sands (Aug '09)
C - Cerulean Sins by Laurell K Hamilton(Aug '09)
A - A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K Hamilton
L - Left Behind by Tim LaHaye
I - Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
S - Stray by Rachel Vincent (Sept '09)
T - The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Sept '09)
E - Evan Vampires Get the Blues by Katie MacAlister
R - Rebel Angels by Libba Bray


Karyn (KarynDias) | 8 comments Finished the Smoke Thief and it was awesome. One of my favourites for '09 for sure.

P - Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong
A - Arthur, Keri - Bound to Shadows
T - Touch the Dark - Karen Chance
R - A Rush of Wings - Adrian Phoenix
I - If Angels Burn - Lynn Viehl
C - Covet - J. R. Ward
I - Ice -Sarah Beth Durst
A - American Gods - Niel Gaiman


B - Broken -Kelley Armstrong
R - Ryan, Carrie - The Forest of Hands and Teeth
I - Ivy Alexandra - When Darkness Comes
G - A Girl's Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones) - Katie MacAlister
G - Ghostland - Jory Strong /Glass Houses - Rachel Caine
S - The Smoke Thief - Shana Abe


Ann aka Iftcan (Iftcan) K--Andre Norton had her first work published in 1929. And her LAST new work published just months before her death in 2005. So she was around for a while. :o) She did mostly sci-fi/fantasy books, altho she also did a few historicals, some romances and even non-fictions.

The movie Beastmaster starring Marc Singer was loosely (and I do mean VERY loosely) based on her book The Beast Master. Someone in Hollywood read the back blurb and turned a scifi book into a fantasy/adventure movie.

She's probably "best" known for her Witch World 1 books. Of which there are about 30 or so. She also gave a helping hand to many female writers that we've all read--Anne MacCaffrey being one of them. That generation of writers. There were others, which, I'm sure if I weren't quite so zombified right now I'd remember.



Karyn (KarynDias) | 8 comments Hey Ann, thanks for the info.
30 books? I love long series - must have a look


Ann aka Iftcan (Iftcan) K--they are re-releasing some of her earlier books in anthology type sets--you know, you'll get book 1&2 (possibly also 3) in a single cover, then they'll release the next one etc. The Witch World books actually cover the entire WORLD of Estcarp. Some are set with the original family. The Tregarths, the first 2 books deal with Simon Tregarth and his wife, Jaelithe, the next 3 with their children, then after that it expands and expands. In addition to Escarp (the land that the Witches rule) there is also The Dales, Kars, and the Hounds of Alizon. Es, Kars and Alizon are all located on the same continent. The Dales are on another continent. There is also Escore, altho that land isn't re-discovered until the Tregarth children break the geas that has held for thousands of years preventing anyone from "remembering" that there is a western direction from Es. After that you get into all the other lands, and meet an amazing mix of people--human and otherwise. There are a few stories mixed in here and there. Then the last of the Witch World books goes back to Simon, Jaelithe and their children, as well as some of the other characters we've met in other stories.

Some of the stories are better than others, of course, but I did enjoy them all--I go back and re-read them periodically. :o)

Um, I should mention--I have 6 shelves filled with Norton's books. Some books I have in multiple copies, because if they re-issued the book with a different cover I HAD to have it. I believe I'm actually missing only 3 of her books, and those 3 were all limited editions that have never been re-released. I even own the game (similar to D&D) that was based on Witch World.



Karyn (KarynDias) | 8 comments Wow..6 shelves..Definitely a big fan.
Going to check out the books now
Thanks Ann


message 43: by Melinda (last edited Oct 06, 2009 11:29PM) (new)

Melinda (craftymommy) | 13 comments I'll try this out.


R.ogue by Rachel Vincent read 10/6/09
I.mmortal Warrior by Lisa Hendrix read 9/21/09
C.ovet by JR Ward read 9/26/09
H.otter than Hell by Jackie Kessler read 9/17/09
E.
L.ord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson read 9/23/09
L.
E.

M.agic Bites by Ilona Andrews read 9/29/09
E.
[the:] A.ccidental Vampire by Lynsay Sands read 10/2/09
D.



message 44: by FlibBityFLooB (last edited Sep 28, 2009 03:13PM) (new)

FlibBityFLooB I finished Kiss of Shadows. Enjoyed it. I will read more in that series. :)

Edited to add two more books finished :)

K - Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke (Sep '09)
A - A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray(Aug '09)
T - The Host by Stephenie Meyer(Aug '09)
I - Incubus Dreams by Laurell K Hamilton(Aug '09)
E - Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendsen (Sep '09)

M - Must Love Dragons by Stephanie Rowe (Aug '09)
A - A Bite to Remember by Lynsay Sands (Aug '09)
C - Cerulean Sins by Laurell K Hamilton(Aug '09)
A - A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K Hamilton (Sep '09)
L - Left Behind by Tim LaHaye
I - Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
S - Stray by Rachel Vincent (Sept '09)
T - The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Sept '09)
E - Evan Vampires Get the Blues by Katie MacAlister
R - Rebel Angels by Libba Bray (Sept '09)


Michelle B (karenshell) | 370 comments Mod
Ok, time to update some books to my list. Hopefully i'll be able to get a few of these done this month!
K- Kiss of Midnight
A- At Graves End
R- Rosemary and Rue
E- Eternity
N- Nightwalker

M-Magic Bites
A- The accidental vampire--finished 9.4.09
R- Rogue Angel-The Golden Elephant
I-Ill Wind by Rachel Caine--finished 8.11.09
E- Eclipse

M-Magic to the Bone
O-One Foot in the Grave by Jeanine Frost finished 9.16.09
N- Neverwhere
I- Infinty
N-
G- Graceling



message 46: by Elvia (last edited Oct 07, 2009 01:21PM) (new)

Elvia (elvb) I had to switch my list around since a lot of those books weren't coming from the library in time!

J- Joss Whedon, Buffy Season 8-The Long Way Home
I- Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs
M- Moore, Chris; Practical Demonkeeping

B- Bloodlist, RL Enrod?
U- Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
T- The Strain, Guillermo del Toro
C- Coraline, Neil Gaiman
H- Hunting Ground, Patricia Briggs
E- Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian
R- Ryan, Carrie; Forest of Hands and Teeth


message 47: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod

my update L-Love Bites by Sands 9/09 A- A Qucik Bite 08/09 R- Real Vampires Get Lucky by Bartlett9/09 A-Adrian, Lara- Midnight Rising 08/09 A-Adrian,Lara- Veil of Midnight 10/09 D- Desire Unchained by Palmer08/09 R- Real Vampires Don't Diet by Bartlett10/09 I- Incubus Dreams by Hamilton A- Ashes to Midnight by Adrian N- Night Falls Darkly by Lennox08/09


message 48: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~, The Restorer (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) | 1227 comments Mod

my update
L-Love Bites by Sands 9/09
A- A Qucik Bite 08/09
R- Real Vampires Get Lucky by Bartlett9/09
A-Adrian, Lara- Midnight Rising 08/09

A-Adrian,Lara- Veil of Midnight 10/09
D- Desire Unchained by Palmer08/09
R- Real Vampires Don't Diet by Bartlett10/09
I- Incubus Dreams by Hamilton
A- Ashes to Midnight by Adrian N- Night Falls Darkly by Lennox08/09


Jayme (reading_belle) FlibBityFLooB wrote: "Let me try this again, using only books since August 1st :)


K - Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke
A - A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray(Aug '09)
T - The Host by Stephenie Meyer(Aug '..."


OOOHHHH I saw that you read A Great and Terrible Beauty. I absolutely LOVE that trilogy! I reread it nearly every summer. What did you think of it?


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