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message 1: by Cherie, Moderator (last edited Aug 16, 2012 02:01PM) (new)

Cherie (CherieReads) | 850 comments Mod
Celebrate!


This challenge was originally posted in Crazy Challenge Connection
Challenge Creator: Southpaw285


Duration: 3 months from start date

This challenge will focus on holidays during the months of April, May and June.

1. Pick a holiday - any holiday during these three months is ok. This calendar may be helpful.
2. Spell it out! - spell out the holiday by reading one book for each letter

● Use the first letter of the title or author's first/last name
● You may post your list in advance, or post as you go.
● You may make changes to your list at any time.
● Re-reads are allowed as long as the entire book is re-read.
● You may cross challenge your books.

All book formats are allowed.


message 2: by Cherie, Moderator (last edited Nov 14, 2012 10:00AM) (new)

Cherie (CherieReads) | 850 comments Mod
Participants



Ahlaam
Barb
Barbara ★
Chaitra COMPLETE


message 3: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 20, 2012 06:03PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 153 comments I'm not a huge fan of Star Wars though I did enjoy all the original movies. Haven't seen the new ones yet and probably won't. Star Wars Day is May 4th.

Duration: August 16 - October 15, 2012

READ: 11/11

✔S: Shadow Fires - Catherine Spangler 8/24
✔T: Thursday's Child - Sandra Brown 8/30
✔A: Ascension - Felicity Heaton 8/29
✔R: Retribution - Sherrilyn Kenyon 8/23

Shadow Fires (Shielder #5) by Catherine Spangler Thursday's Child by Sandra Brown Ascension by Felicity E. Heaton Retribution (Dark-Hunter, #16; Were-Hunter, #8) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

✔W: Dan Wells - I Don't Want to Kill You 8/27
✔A: Alisa Sheckley - Moonburn 8/31
✔R: Jennifer Rardin - Biting the Bullet 8/28
✔S: Suzanne Brockmann - Unsung Hero 8/30
I Don't Want to Kill You (John Cleaver, #3) by Dan Wells Moonburn (Abra Barrow #2) by Alisa Sheckley Biting the Bullet (Jaz Parks, #3) by Jennifer Rardin The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, #1) by Suzanne Brockmann

✔D: Demons Prefer Blondes - Sidney Ayers 8/14
✔A: Zoe Archer - Half Past Dead 9/14
✔Y: The Year of Living Scandalously - Julia London 12/20

Demons Prefer Blondes (Demons Unleashed, #1) by Sidney Ayers Half Past Dead (Includes  The Blades of the Rose, Prequel; Guardians of the Dark, #1) by Zoe Archer The Year of Living Scandalously (The Secrets of Hadley Green, #1) by Julia London

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 4: by Cherie, Moderator (new)

Cherie (CherieReads) | 850 comments Mod
The original ones were better anyway, in my opinion. :) Welcome to the challenge!


Gennesse | 18 comments How long is this challenge?


message 6: by Cherie, Moderator (new)

Cherie (CherieReads) | 850 comments Mod
3 months Gennesse. Sorry about that! I edited the original post to reflect the duration.


Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 180 comments Cherie, I was going to sign up for this in the beginning of the month, can I still backdate it?


message 8: by Cherie, Moderator (new)

Cherie (CherieReads) | 850 comments Mod
Yes, you can backdate.


message 9: by Chaitra (last edited Nov 14, 2012 12:18AM) (new)

Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 180 comments Oops Cherie. I had this on my private group and forgot to update it here. I hope it's ok. I'm spelling Teddy Bear Day! which was on the 9th of this month.

CELEBRATE!

Duration: Sep 1, 2012 - Nov 30, 2012
Completed: 12/12

T - Tilt-a-Whirl | Chris Grabenstein ★★★★ (09/13)
E - The Sun Also Rises | Ernest Hemingway ★★ (09/04)
D - A Dark-Adapted Eye | Barbara Vine ★★★ (09/14)
D - Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell ★★★★★ (09/20)
Y - Confessions of a Mask | Yukio Mishima ★★ (10/19)
B - Beautiful Ruins | Jess Walter ★★★★★ (09/19)
E - The Cold Light of Mourning | Elizabeth J. Duncan ★★★ (09/06)
A - Arcadia | Lauren Groff ★★★ (09/05)
R - The Right-Hand Shore: A Novel | Christopher Tilghman ★★★★ (09/05)
D - A Hologram for the King | Dave Eggers ★★★★ (10/05)
A - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie | Alan Bradley ★★★★★ (09/07)
Y - The Yips | Nicola Barker ★★★ (11/10)

Tilt-a-Whirl (John Ceepak Mystery, #1) by Chris Grabenstein The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter The Cold Light of Mourning (A Penny Brannigan Mystery #1) by Elizabeth J. Duncan Arcadia by Lauren Groff The Right-Hand Shore  A Novel by Christopher Tilghman A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley The Yips by Nicola Barker


*** Completed (11/10) ***


message 10: by Cherie, Moderator (new)

Cherie (CherieReads) | 850 comments Mod
It's no problem, Chaitra. I've done that too! lol


message 11: by Ahlaam (last edited Nov 17, 2012 11:21AM) (new)

Ahlaam | 10 comments Duration: 14/10/12-12/1/13
Read: 10/11

S: Slammed/Colleen Hoover (19/10)
T: Taking Shots/Toni Aleo (10/11)
A: Abigail Roux/Cut & Run (18/10)
R: Ryan, Kendall/Unravel Me (14/10)

W: With Abandon/J.L. Langley (24/10)
A: Alan Moore/V for Vendetta (23/10)
R: Roth, Veronica/Insurgent (30/10)
S: Sands, Lynsay/A Quick Bite (28/10)

D: Days of Blood & Starlight/Laini Taylor (17/11)
A: Angelfall/Susan Ee (03/11)
Y


message 12: by Barb (last edited Nov 21, 2012 07:07PM) (new)

Barb | 425 comments I looked at the additional holidays listed at the link you provided and have chosen to do Library Week, which is the first week in April :)


CELEBRATE - LIBRARY WEEK, 10/15 - 1/15/13
PROGRESS: 11/11


L - Laura Childs - Blood Orange Brewing (Tea Shop series #7), finished 10/26
I - Susan Isaacs - Goldberg Variations: A Novel, finished 11/8
B - The Blue Light Project, Timothy Taylor, finished 10/16
R - author Robin Sloan - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, finished 10/19
A - Amelia Earhart--Case Closed!, by Mike Markowski & Marjie Markowski, finished 10/17
R - J.K. Rowling - The Casual Vacancy, finished 10/23
Y - author W. Paul Young - The Shack, finished 11/17

W - author Walter Lord - A Night to Remember, finished 11/21
E - The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe, finished 10/22
E - The Emperor's Tomb (Cotton Malone series #6), by Steve Berry, finished 10/27
K - author Kathy Cloninger - Tough Cookies: Leadership Lessons from 100 Years of the Girl Scouts, finished 10/19


The Blue Light Project by Timothy Taylor  Amelia Earhart--Case Closed! by Mike Markowski  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan  Tough Cookies  Leadership Lessons from 100 Years of the Girl Scouts by Kathy Cloninger  The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe  The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling  Blood Orange Brewing (A Tea Shop Mystery, #7) by Laura Childs  The Emperor's Tomb (Cotton Malone, #6) by Steve Berry  Goldberg Variations  A Novel by Susan Isaacs

The Shack by W. Paul Young  A Night to Remember by Walter Lord


***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 11/21 *****




message 13: by Cherie, Moderator (new)

Cherie (CherieReads) | 850 comments Mod
That's one of my favorites too, Barb. :)


Barb | 425 comments It doesn't hurt that I work at our local public library, so I'm there *all the time -- instead of just most of the time LOL


message 15: by Chaitra (last edited Nov 14, 2012 12:19AM) (new)

Chaitra (Chaitra_Ganesh) | 180 comments Done!

CELEBRATE!

Duration: Sep 1, 2012 - Nov 30, 2012
Completed: 12/12

T - Tilt-a-Whirl | Chris Grabenstein ★★★★ (09/13)
E - The Sun Also Rises | Ernest Hemingway ★★ (09/04)
D - A Dark-Adapted Eye | Barbara Vine ★★★ (09/14)
D - Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell ★★★★★ (09/20)
Y - Confessions of a Mask | Yukio Mishima ★★ (10/19)
B - Beautiful Ruins | Jess Walter ★★★★★ (09/19)
E - The Cold Light of Mourning | Elizabeth J. Duncan ★★★ (09/06)
A - Arcadia | Lauren Groff ★★★ (09/05)
R - The Right-Hand Shore: A Novel | Christopher Tilghman ★★★★ (09/05)
D - A Hologram for the King | Dave Eggers ★★★★ (10/05)
A - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie | Alan Bradley ★★★★★ (09/07)
Y - The Yips | Nicola Barker ★★★ (11/10)

Tilt-a-Whirl (John Ceepak Mystery, #1) by Chris Grabenstein The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter The Cold Light of Mourning (A Penny Brannigan Mystery #1) by Elizabeth J. Duncan Arcadia by Lauren Groff The Right-Hand Shore  A Novel by Christopher Tilghman A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley The Yips by Nicola Barker


*** Completed (11/10) ***


message 16: by Cherie, Moderator (new)

Cherie (CherieReads) | 850 comments Mod
Congrats Chaitra!


message 17: by Nicole (last edited Dec 21, 2012 06:56AM) (new)

Nicole (nike13) I had a blast looking through the extra holidays on that site. I'm going to celebrate Ice Cream Soda Day cause it's the same day as my birthday :)

Celebrating: Ice Cream Soda Day (June 20th)
Start Date: 11/16/2012
End Date: 03/16/2013
Progress: 11/15

I - Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth - Finished 11/30/12
C - Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry - Finished 11/19/12
E - The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, John Sherril, and Elizabeth Sherril - Finished 12/1812


C - Cold Days by Jim Butcher - Finished 12/9/12
R - The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts - Finished 12/10/12

E
A - The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson - Finished 11/20/12
M - The Diviner's Tale by Bradford Morrow - Finished 11/16/12


S - Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill - Finished 11/23/12
O - Other Kingdoms by Richard Matheson - Finished 11/23/12
D - First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones - Finished 12/20/12
A - Kiss Me, Kill Me by Ann Rule - Finished 12/05


D
A
Y

Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth Helter Skelter  The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro, #3) by Nora Roberts The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson The Diviner's Tale by Bradford Morrow Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill Other Kingdoms by Richard Matheson First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Kiss Me, Kill Me and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #9) by Ann Rule


Barb | 425 comments Finished!

I looked at the additional holidays listed at the link you provided and have chosen to do Library Week, which is the first week in April :)


CELEBRATE - LIBRARY WEEK, 10/15 - 1/15/13
PROGRESS: 11/11


L - Laura Childs - Blood Orange Brewing (Tea Shop series #7), finished 10/26
I - Susan Isaacs - Goldberg Variations: A Novel, finished 11/8
B - The Blue Light Project, Timothy Taylor, finished 10/16
R - author Robin Sloan - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, finished 10/19
A - Amelia Earhart--Case Closed!, by Mike Markowski & Marjie Markowski, finished 10/17
R - J.K. Rowling - The Casual Vacancy, finished 10/23
Y - author W. Paul Young - The Shack, finished 11/17

W - author Walter Lord - A Night to Remember, finished 11/21
E - The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe, finished 10/22
E - The Emperor's Tomb (Cotton Malone series #6), by Steve Berry, finished 10/27
K - author Kathy Cloninger - Tough Cookies: Leadership Lessons from 100 Years of the Girl Scouts, finished 10/19


The Blue Light Project by Timothy Taylor  Amelia Earhart--Case Closed! by Mike Markowski  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan  Tough Cookies  Leadership Lessons from 100 Years of the Girl Scouts by Kathy Cloninger  The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe  The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling  Blood Orange Brewing (A Tea Shop Mystery, #7) by Laura Childs  The Emperor's Tomb (Cotton Malone, #6) by Steve Berry  Goldberg Variations  A Novel by Susan Isaacs

The Shack by W. Paul Young  A Night to Remember by Walter Lord


***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 11/21 *****




Barbara ★ | 153 comments Better late than never. Challenge Complete 12/20

Duration: August 16 - October 15, 2012

READ: 11/11

✔S: Shadow Fires - Catherine Spangler 8/24
✔T: Thursday's Child - Sandra Brown 8/30
✔A: Ascension - Felicity Heaton 8/29
✔R: Retribution - Sherrilyn Kenyon 8/23

Shadow Fires (Shielder #5) by Catherine Spangler Thursday's Child by Sandra Brown Ascension by Felicity E. Heaton Retribution (Dark-Hunter, #16; Were-Hunter, #8) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

✔W: Dan Wells - I Don't Want to Kill You 8/27
✔A: Alisa Sheckley - Moonburn 8/31
✔R: Jennifer Rardin - Biting the Bullet 8/28
✔S: Suzanne Brockmann - Unsung Hero 8/30
I Don't Want to Kill You (John Cleaver, #3) by Dan Wells Moonburn (Abra Barrow #2) by Alisa Sheckley Biting the Bullet (Jaz Parks, #3) by Jennifer Rardin The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, #1) by Suzanne Brockmann

✔D: Demons Prefer Blondes - Sidney Ayers 8/14
✔A: Zoe Archer - Half Past Dead 9/14
✔Y: The Year of Living Scandalously - Julia London 12/20

Demons Prefer Blondes (Demons Unleashed, #1) by Sidney Ayers Half Past Dead (Includes  The Blades of the Rose, Prequel; Guardians of the Dark, #1) by Zoe Archer The Year of Living Scandalously (The Secrets of Hadley Green, #1) by Julia London


message 20: by Turtlefrog (last edited Jul 10, 2014 01:25PM) (new)

Turtlefrog | 40 comments Celebrate! Earth Day (4/22)

Started November 2013
Completed July 2014

E: Either Side of Midnight by Tori de Clare 5/31/14
A: Aurora Sky by Nikki Jefford 11/29/13
R: Rapture by Lauren Kate 3/30/14
T: Three Years Later by Casey McMillin 4/3/14
H: Heartless by Catou Martine 5/1/14

D: Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen 11/19/13
A: Alluring Turmoil by Skye Turner 12/2/13
Y: Yank by Selena Kitt 7/9/14

Either Side of Midnight by Tori de Clare Aurora Sky (Aurora Sky  Vampire Hunter, #1) by Nikki Jefford Rapture (Fallen, #4) by Lauren Kate Three Years Later (In Too Deep, #1) by Casey McMillin Heartless by Catou Martine Darkness Falls (Darkness Falls, #1) by Jessica Sorensen Alluring Turmoil (Bayou Stix, #1) by Skye Turner Yank by Selena Kitt


message 21: by Rebecca (last edited May 25, 2014 07:46AM) (new)

Rebecca | 4 comments Celebrate 2014! start date feb 1, 2014 to May 1, 2014.


Groundhog day 12/12

Gail Carson Levine Ella Enchanted 3/19/2014****
rossi, veronica through the ever night4/14/2014*****
old fashioned girl by Louisa May Alcott 4/8/2014**
under the never sky by Veronica Rossi 2/13/2014*****
not like you by Debra Davis 2/18/2014*****
dead and the gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer 3/24/2014***
han nolan If I should die before I wake 2/2/2014*****
obsidian (Lux#1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout4/26/2014*****
gayle forman sisters in sanity 4/6/2014****

dickerson, melanie The Healers Apprentice 5/24/14***
aiden chambers Postcards from no mans land 2/7/2012****
young,suzanne The Naughty List5/15/2014***



If I Should Die Before I Wake by Han Nolan Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2) by Veronica Rossi Sisters in Sanity by Gayle Forman Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi Not Like You by Deborah  Davis Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2) by Susan Beth Pfeffer An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott The Naughty List (The Naughty List, #1) by Suzanne Young The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson


Rebecca | 4 comments I won't finish in time but I will finish! I have the last two books that I need waiting for me at the library. I will pick them up this week and have this challenge wrapped up by the middle of May!


message 24: by Rebecca (last edited Jul 09, 2014 08:42AM) (new)

Rebecca | 4 comments I'm going to start another one but I will allow myself 4 month's because of the way I've chosen to spell out the holiday!

Time: 6/1/2014 - 10/1/2014
3/15


Down the rabbit hole by Peter Abrahams
D
Allie Gail Burning down the house 6/4/2014****
Y

World we live in by Susan Beth Pfeffer 6/8/2014****
O
R
L
D

W
A
R

Tim Tharp The Spectacular Now 6/14/14****
W
O


I can't wait to start! I will finish with my first one in the next day or two!

Burning Down the House by Allie Gail Down the Rabbit Hole (Echo Falls, #1) by Peter Abrahams This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3) by Susan Beth Pfeffer The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp


Rebecca | 4 comments I finally finished Groundhog Day!!! Better late than never!


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