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message 1: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (last edited Nov 27, 2011 10:40AM) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments I have had fun with the debut November Challenge, so lets try again with December.

The general rules of Scattergories are you are given a list of categories and a time limit. Then the letter dice is rolled and you have to come up with something that matches your letter and the category.

This “Challenge” works in conjunction with the other challenges you may participate in this month. You may use a book to fulfill multiple items (you don't have to read 12 books this month...don't worry!) While you are fulfilling the requirements of your other challenges, be on the lookout for the following items (they may be on the cover or mentioned in the book):

The Challenge: I will post a list of 12 categories, 6 general relating to any book, and 6 specific to that month. On the last day of the month before, I will post the letter of the month. You can start reading on the 1st. The goal is to get as many points as possible by the end of the month.

Duration: December 1st to December 31st

Rules:
1.Any genre of books will work
2.Ebooks and audio count
3.You can read in any order
4.Rereads are ok but if you really reread the book

Points: You get one point for each category you can tie to a book, where the first letter begins with the letter of the month. You get double points for each time the letter of the month is used to begin a word (ex. for author if the letter was C, Cassandra Claire would be 2 points). We will not be deducting points for duplicate answers like the original game version does.

Special categories are open for interpretation. As long as it is mentioned in the book and you can justify how it fits, it will work.

When you find one of the items list the Book Title and Author (or link the cover), date it, and specify where the item is found within the book.

Just like the regular game we will not use the letters Q, U, V, X, Y and Z.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments December

General
1.Book Title
2.Author
3.Main Character
4.Secondary Character
5.Place
6.Cover

Many December holidays are themed around GIFT giving and HOT candle light. In the Northern Hemisphere December has the shortest amount of daylight, making it the DARKest month. At the end of the month most people celebrate New Years Eve with a DRINK/toast. December's birthstone is the BLUE turquoise or zircon. A little known fact is that I am getting married this month so let’s add in a little WEDDING to the mix

December Specials
7.Gift
8.Hot
9.Dark
10.Drink
11.Blue
12.Wedding


message 3: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (last edited Nov 30, 2011 09:14AM) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments The letter of the month is "I".

This means all of your answers must begin with the letter I.

Good Luck!


message 4: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (last edited Dec 29, 2011 08:52AM) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments Participant list.



Cindy (eclecticfirefly)= 5 point

❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥= 1 point

Lisa Kay =13 points

CaroB = 10 points

Barbara =12 points

Dawn = 7 points

Kristen = 11 points


message 5: by Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (last edited Dec 26, 2011 12:15PM) (new)

Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (Eclecticfirefly) | 113 comments I'm definitely in. I'm finally getting the hang of this game - now I can really play it instead of floundering around in the DARK.....

December - I

5/12 Completed 5 Points

General
1. Book Title:
2. Author:
3. Main Character:
4. Secondary Character: Ian - Hellbent by Cherie Priest 12-22
5. Place: Ill Manner (bar) - Hellbent by Cherie Priest 12-22
6. Cover: Indigo blue Frost Moon by Anthony Francis 12-26

December Specials
7. Gift:
8. Hot: "Hotness incarnate." (pg 94 paragraph 8) Bound By Nature 12-2
9. Dark:
10. Drink:
11. Blue: irises on cover - Zombie Blondes by Brian James 12-13
12. Wedding:

Bound By Nature (Forces of Nature, #1) by Cooper Davis Hellbent (Cheshire Red Reports, #2) by Cherie Priest Zombie Blondes by Brian James Frost Moon (Skindancer, #1) by Anthony Francis


message 6: by ❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥, Challenge Addticted (new)

❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥ | 3044 comments Mod
I am going to try this month


Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 606 comments Congrats, Dawn, on your upcoming nuptials! ☺


message 8: by Lisa Kay (last edited Dec 29, 2011 03:36PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 606 comments I guess I'll give it another try.

TLC: December Scattergories Challenge

The letter of the month is "I".

15/12??

General
1. ✔Book Title: The Indiscretion, by Judith Ivory★★★★✩ OneClick audio 12/28
2. ✔Author: Ivory, Judith = The Indiscretion
3. ✔ Main Character: Inigo Montoya - The Princess Bride, by William Goldman ★★★★★ PB 12/10
4. ✔ Secondary Character: Ivy Hesselpenny Tunstell - Heartless, by Gail Carriger ★★★★★ AD 12/19
5. ✔ Place: Illinois - The Ghost and the Goth, by Stacey Kade ★★★★✩ Library Kindle
Idaho - Animal Attraction, by Jill Shalvis ★★★★✩ PB 12/19
6. ✔ Cover: indigo - Scandalous Desires, by Elizabeth Hoyt ★★★★★ & a Wow! PB 12/28
Heartless, by Gail Carriger ★★★★★ AD 12/19

December Specials
7. ✔ Gift: insemination - Silver Lining, by Maggie Osborne ★★★★★ Kindle 12/12
8. ✔ Hot: "icy caress jolting me out of my red-hot dream..." Chapter 1, para 2.
First Grave on the Right, by Darynda Jones ★★★½✩ AD & audible.com
9. ✔ Dark: night sky was ink black on road trip Silver Lining
10. ✔ Drink: Ice Tea - drunk by the author on the Neisser porch while talking with Ed and he reveals he wants to be a writer. (page 208-209) The Princess Bride
11. ✔ Blue: Hardy has i ridescent blue irises in Blue-Eyed Devil
✔ the dress Charming Micky gives Silence is "bright i ndigo blue" - page 201 in Scandalous Desires
12. ✔ Wedding: Hardy doesn't have a wedding invitation when he crashes Liberty's wedding; there is an ice sculpture present.
Blue-Eyed Devil, by Lisa Kleypas ★★★★★ audible.com to iPod/Touch 12/7
The Indiscretion by Judith Ivory The Princess Bride  by William Goldman Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail Carriger Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane #3) by Elizabeth Hoyt The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1) by Stacey Kade Animal Attraction (Animal, #2) by Jill Shalvis First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2) by Lisa Kleypas


message 9: by CaroB (last edited Dec 20, 2011 09:55PM) (new)

CaroB (CarobSimms) | 430 comments December Scattegories - "I"
Dec 1st - 31st, 2011

Points: 10/12

General
1. Book Title:
2. Author: Ione, Larissa. Passion Unleashed
✔3. Main Character: Iain MacKinnon in Surrender 11-12-11
✔4. Secondary Character: Ingrid from Midnight 02-12-11
✔5. Place: Infirmary in Midnight by Ellen Connor 02-12-11
✔6. Cover: Ivory Dress in Happy Ever After 03-12-11

December Specials
✔7. Gift: Immortality for Beth when she transitions in Dark Lover by J.R Ward 9-12-11
✔8. Hot: Infection of Comarre blood, causes fever in Chrysabelle when blood isn't purged regularly,Blood Rights 04-12-11
✔9. Dark: Imprisonment (in dank pits), Malkolm's backstory in Blood Rights 04-12-11
✔10. Drink: Ice Tea. Davin decides to serve Ice Tea instead of wine with dinner because he needs to keep his wits about him. Hot Flash by Kathy Carmichael 10-12-11
✔11. Blue: "deep blue of his irises" pg 38. Overload 14-12-11
✔12. Wedding: Investment, wedding business called "Vows" in Happy Ever After 03-12-11

Midnight by Ellen Connor Happy Ever After (Bride Quartet, #4) by Nora Roberts Blood Rights (House of Comarré, #1) by Kristen Painter Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Surrender (MacKinnon’s Rangers,  #1) by Pamela Clare Hot Flash by Kathy Carmichael Overload by Linda Howard Passion Unleashed (Demonica, #3) by Larissa Ione


message 10: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 02, 2011 04:53PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1011 comments Letter of the month "I"

READ: 3/12

GENERAL
1. Book Title:
2. Author:
3. Main Character:
4. Secondary Character:
5. Place:
6. Cover:

DECEMBER SPECIALS
7. Gift:
8. Hot:
9. Dark:
10. Drink: Icy, lemony, soda-y glass in his hand, p39 - The Shadow Thieves
11. Blue: Interminable fire (the fire is blue), p368 - The Shadow Thieves
12. Wedding: Ice Queen, Hades wife, p372 - The Shadow Thieves

The Shadow Thieves (Cronus Chronicles, #1) by Anne Ursu


message 11: by ❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥, Challenge Addticted (new)

❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥ | 3044 comments Mod
Congrats,Dawn


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (Eclecticfirefly) | 113 comments For the gift category - can it be a picture of something we would like to have or give as a gift? Or does it need to be an actual wrapped gift?


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (Eclecticfirefly) | 113 comments OOH! Congrats Dawn!!!!!


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments Cindy (eclecticfirefly) wrote: "For the gift category - can it be a picture of something we would like to have or give as a gift? Or does it need to be an actual wrapped gift?"

It doesn't need to be a "wrapped gift", however the I would say "gift" from the characters point of view. If they are describing a picture of a pair of shoes they (or you) want, I wold say no. But if it is a picture of slippers in a "gift" catalog, I could see that. Or if they mention the item in the picture would make a good gift, that would work.

A gift could also be a notable capacity, talent, or endowment.


message 15: by Kristen (last edited Dec 23, 2011 05:32PM) (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 42 comments I'm in again. Here's hoping for a better letter!!

GENERAL
1.Book Title: The Iliad from The Iliad
2.Author: Larissa Ione Pleasure Unbound
3.Main Character: Insane Narrator AND Isaac in American Rust
4.Secondary Character: Incubus Demon Pleasure Unbound
5.Place: Indiana: American Rust and Ilium: The Iliad
6.Cover: Indigo Blue: Pleasure Unbound
SPECIALS
7.Gift: Invents Fight Club as a gift to men AND Invisibility Cloak in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
8.Hot: Igor Karkarof from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
9.Dark: Insomnia in Fight Club
10.Drink
11.Blue: Indigo cover: Pleasure Unbound
12.Wedding: Impregnate after bonding Pleasure Unbound

Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling American Rust by Philipp Meyer The Iliad by Homer


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments Kristen **NaNoWriMo winner!!** wrote: "I'm in again. Here's hoping for a better letter!!
..."


Yeah, not so convinced it is a better letter. This month ought to be a bit of a challenge. Thank you Rocky Mountain PBS for airing the I-6 episode on such a critical day.

That's right folks the letter for the month brought to us by my furry lil' friends on today's episode of Sesame Street is the letter "I".

Good luck to us all, we are going to need it!


message 17: by Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (last edited Nov 30, 2011 04:10PM) (new)

Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (Eclecticfirefly) | 113 comments Thanks for the clarification on gift Dawn. But seriously - I?????? WOW......I'm speechless......this will definitely be tough!

OK - I should be able to get Book, Author, and Cover at least. The rest will be anybody's guess!


message 18: by Kristen (last edited Dec 01, 2011 03:23PM) (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) | 42 comments Cindy (eclecticfirefly) wrote: "Thanks for the clarification on gift Dawn. But seriously - I?????? WOW......I'm speechless......this will definitely be tough!

OK - I should be able to get Book, Author, and Cover at least. The..."


I think I will be an easier letter, we'll see. Now, I've just got to finish something...


Barbara ★ | 1011 comments @Dawn,
On post 10, item 11 and 12. Are they ok?


message 20: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 08, 2011 03:24PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1011 comments READ: 5/12

GENERAL
1. Book Title: The Iron Witch - Karen Mahoney 12/6
2. Author:
3. Main Character:
4. Secondary Character:
5. Place: Ironwood Forest, p21 - The Iron Witch
6. Cover:

DECEMBER SPECIALS
7. Gift:
8. Hot:
9. Dark:
10. Drink: Icy, lemony, soda-y glass in his hand, p39 - The Shadow Thieves
11. Blue: Interminable fire (the fire is blue), p368 - The Shadow Thieves
12. Wedding: Ice Queen, Hades wife, p372 - The Shadow Thieves

The Shadow Thieves (Cronus Chronicles, #1) by Anne Ursu12/2 The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1) by Karen Mahoney12/6


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments Barbara wrote: "@Dawn,
On post 10, item 11 and 12. Are they ok?"


Looks good to me. You are off to a great start!


Barbara ★ | 1011 comments thanks. "I" is really hard!


CaroB (CarobSimms) | 430 comments I'm adding categories as I come across them in books, but not ticking them off til I finish the book. Is that OK?


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments CaroB wrote: "I'm adding categories as I come across them in books, but not ticking them off til I finish the book. Is that OK?"

That is fine.

I will try to get points updated this weekend. I would have thought after the wedding life would have gone back to normal, but no. There seems to be something new going on everyday that is eating in to my reading and computer time.


CaroB (CarobSimms) | 430 comments Congratulations!! Enjoy the wedding aftermath, there's no hurry on points.


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments Thanks to everyone for the congrats!


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments Lisa Kay, Iridescent Irises would be double points so I have you at 4 not 3.


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments Points are updated. If I missed someone let me know.

If you all could please put the date you completed the item it would help to let me know if you are done or if it just on the list to be done. ~Thanks


Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 606 comments Wooo, double points. ☺ Thanks, Dawn.


message 30: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 10, 2011 04:09PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1011 comments READ: 8/12

GENERAL
1. Book Title: The Iron Witch - Karen Mahoney 12/6
2. Author:
3. Main Character: Ice-boy (nickname for hero), p1 - The Iron Knight 12/9
4. Secondary Character:
5. Place: Ironwood Forest, p21 - The Iron Witch 12/6
6. Cover: Iron Fey (printed on cover) - The Iron Knight 12/9

DECEMBER SPECIALS
7. Gift: Inner eye slowly opened, my third eye, my private eye, my special GIFT, p62 - Down These Strange Streets 12/8
8. Hot:
9. Dark:
10. Drink: Icy, lemony, soda-y glass in his hand, p39 - The Shadow Thieves 12/2
11. Blue: Interminable fire (the fire is blue), p368 - The Shadow Thieves 12/2
12. Wedding: Ice Queen, Hades wife, p372 - The Shadow Thieves 12/2

The Shadow Thieves (Cronus Chronicles, #1) by Anne Ursu12/2 The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1) by Karen Mahoney12/6 The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4) by Julie Kagawa12/9 Down These Strange Streets by George R.R. Martin


message 31: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (last edited Dec 26, 2011 03:35PM) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments My list for the letter I

10 points

General
1. Book Title: The Iron Witch , Karen Mahoney 12/14/11 (1point)
2. Author:
3. Main Character: Isabella, Jacob, Jacquelyn Frank 12/25/11 (1 point)
4. Secondary Character: Ian- At Grave's End,Jeaniene Frost 12/10/11(1 point)
5. Place: Ironbridge High The Iron Witch, Karen Mahoney 12/14/11 pg 4 (1 point)
6. Cover: Iron Ink The Iron Witch, Karen Mahoney 12/14/11(2 points)

December Specials
7. Gift:
8. Hot:
9. Dark: Ironwood, The Iron Witch Karen Mahoney 12/14/11 (1 point)
10. Drink: Iced Tea. Second Grave on the Left, Darynda Jones 12/22/11 pg 49 (1 point)
11. Blue: Indigo gaze pg 8 At Grave's End,Jeaniene Frost 12/10/11 (1point)
12. Wedding: Invitation Jacob, Jacquelyn Frank 12/25/11 (1 point)


message 32: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 13, 2011 02:45PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1011 comments READ: 9/12

GENERAL
1. Book Title: The Iron Witch - Karen Mahoney 12/6
2. Author:
3. Main Character: Ice-boy (nickname for hero), p1 - The Iron Knight 12/9
4. Secondary Character:
5. Place: Ironwood Forest, p21 - The Iron Witch 12/6
6. Cover: Iron Fey (printed on cover) - The Iron Knight 12/9

DECEMBER SPECIALS
7. Gift: Inner eye slowly opened, my third eye, my private eye, my special GIFT, p62 - Down These Strange Streets 12/8
8. Hot:
9. Dark: dark Image p59, Airtight Case 12/11
10. Drink: Icy, lemony, soda-y glass in his hand, p39 - The Shadow Thieves 12/2
11. Blue: Interminable fire (the fire is blue), p368 - The Shadow Thieves 12/2
12. Wedding: Ice Queen, Hades wife, p372 - The Shadow Thieves 12/2

The Shadow Thieves (Cronus Chronicles, #1) by Anne Ursu12/2 The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1) by Karen Mahoney12/6 The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4) by Julie Kagawa12/9 Airtight Case (Lindsay Chamberlain Mystery, #5) by Beverly Connor12/11 Down These Strange Streets by George R.R. Martin


message 33: by ❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥, Challenge Addticted (new)

❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥ | 3044 comments Mod
Wow Barbara


Barbara ★ | 1011 comments READ: 12/12

GENERAL
1. Book Title: The Iron Witch - Karen Mahoney 12/6
2. Author: Conn Iggulden - Lady is a Screamer short in Down These Strange Streets 12/8
3. Main Character: Ice-boy (nickname for hero), p1 - The Iron Knight 12/9
4. Secondary Character: Adrian Ivashkov - Bloodlines12/12
5. Place: Ironwood Forest, p21 - The Iron Witch 12/6
6. Cover: Iron Fey (printed on cover) - The Iron Knight 12/9

DECEMBER SPECIALS
7. Gift: Inner eye slowly opened, my third eye, my private eye, my special GIFT, p62 - Down These Strange Streets 12/8
8. Hot: hotness incarnate, p409, Bloodlines 12/12
9. Dark: dark Image p59, Airtight Case 12/11
10. Drink: Icy, lemony, soda-y glass in his hand, p39 - The Shadow Thieves 12/2
11. Blue: Interminable fire (the fire is blue), p368 - The Shadow Thieves 12/2
12. Wedding: Ice Queen, Hades wife, p372 - The Shadow Thieves 12/2

The Shadow Thieves (Cronus Chronicles, #1) by Anne Ursu12/2 The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1) by Karen Mahoney12/6 Down These Strange Streets by George R.R. Martin12/8 The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4) by Julie Kagawa12/9 Airtight Case (Lindsay Chamberlain Mystery, #5) by Beverly Connor12/11 Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead12/12


Barbara ★ | 1011 comments ❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥ wrote: "Wow Barbara"

I guess I just had the right books scheduled for December reading.


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments And we thought I would be hard. Not for Barbara. Awesome job!

Don't forget you can still up your points if you can find double point answers to replace any of those.


Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 606 comments Congrats, Barbara!


CaroB (CarobSimms) | 430 comments Great work Barbara!


Barbara ★ | 1011 comments thanks everyone and good luck!


message 40: by ❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥, Challenge Addticted (new)

❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥ | 3044 comments Mod
WTG Barbara


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments Points are updated, my fav so far has to be Lisa Kay's gift of insemination. Has me wondering just how that was presented as a gift, probably not the kind you wrap. I just may have to read that book.


Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 606 comments It is a really good book!


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments I added to my TBR list.


message 44: by ❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥, Challenge Addticted (new)

❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥ | 3044 comments Mod
I need to get reading


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❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥ | 3044 comments Mod
Duration:12/1/2011-12/31/2011
1/12
Letter: I

Points 1

General
1.Book Title
2.Author
3.Main Character
4.Secondary Character Ivy Halo 12/7
5.Place
6.Cover

December Specials
7.Gift
8.Hot
9.Dark
10.Drink
11.Blue
12.Wedding


Halo (Halo, #1) by Alexandra Adornetto


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments Points are updated, it's gonna be a close one this month!


message 47: by ❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥, Challenge Addticted (new)

❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥ | 3044 comments Mod
I'm not doing good this this month


Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 606 comments Can a book series name count towards a book title?


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5850 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Can a book series name count towards a book title?"

I think to include it to get extra points yes, but not to replace the title.
ie: The Iron Duke (Iron Seas) would be two points because it starts with an "I" and has a second "I" in the title/series.
Kiss of a Demon king (Imortals After Dark) would not work because the actual title doesn't start with an "I".

Make sense?


Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 606 comments Ah! Got it. Thanks, Dawn.


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