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message 1: by Lisarenee (last edited Aug 25, 2012 05:43PM) (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments
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A constellation is a group of stars which are set reasonably close together with a name assigned to them. The name usually, but not always, has something to do with Greek mythology and, when the stars are connected with lines, reveal an image or pattern which someone deemed they looked like and for which they were named. I imagine at some point in time, someone looked at the stars similarly to the way some look at clouds and tried to find images hidden amongst them. Perhaps they inspired the first connect the dots game.

The following is a list of constellations listed by the month they are most visible to the human eye or telescope in the night sky. Your mission, if you wish to accept it, is to read as many of the constellations as you can in one year. You may do so in via a traditional Spell-it-out challenge using characters, titles, author names, etc. to denote a letter to each constellations letters in its name OR attempt to read books with titles that include the constellation's name, abbreviation, or image name OR something that in some way, shape, or form connects it to the said constellation. For instance, the constellation Boötes' image is associate with a herdsman. If you wish, you may read a book with a cowboy in it or on the cover. Similarly, the Constellation Microscopium's symbol is a microscope. You could, therefore, read a book with a scientist in it. Additionally, some of the constellations are names and if you read a book with a character who has that name (like Leo in Lisa Kleypas' Hathaway series) you can mark the whole constellation off that way as well. Be creative, make connections, and have fun reading and making your own connections to the star groupings. You DO NOT need to read the constellations during the month they are listed under. I just thought it would be fun to know which months the constellations were most visible.

Example of a Spell-it-out Challenge:
For Ara:

A - Another Roadside Attraction by Tim Robbins
R - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
A - Ashwini in Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh

Please let me know if I need to clarify anything.
  
    Constellations by Month
  
 January
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion (The Hunter)
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)
 February
Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins)
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)
 March
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)
 April
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)
 May
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
Virgo (Virgin)
 June
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)
 
 July 
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)
 August
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)
 September
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)
 October
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King)
Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg)
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)
 November
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen)
Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish)
Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)
 December
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari)
Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark)
Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake)
Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)
 



message 2: by JC (new)

JC (jmnc) | 93 comments Is this a start and end anytime yearlong challenge? I'm cleaning up some other challenges that have a few books left before they are finished and would love to do this one next! Great job!


message 3: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Yes, Jen. Just list your start and estimated end date.


message 4: by Catherine (last edited May 27, 2013 05:14PM) (new)

Catherine | 5051 comments I'm in...naturally!


A constellation is a group of stars which are set reasonably close together with a name assigned to them. The name usually, but not always, has something to do with Greek mythology and, when the stars are connected with lines, reveal an image or pattern which someone deemed they looked like and for which they were named. I imagine at some point in time, someone looked at the stars similarly to the way some look at clouds and tried to find images hidden amongst them. Perhaps they inspired the first connect the dots game.

The following is a list of constellations listed by the month they are most visible to the human eye or telescope in the night sky. Your mission, if you wish to accept it, is to read as many of the constellations as you can in one year. You may do so in via a traditional Spell-it-out challenge using characters, titles, author names, etc. to denote a letter to each constellations letters in its name OR attempt to read books with titles that include the constellation's name, abbreviation, or image name OR something that in some way, shape, or form connects it to the said constellation. For instance, the constellation Boötes' image is associate with a herdsman. If you wish, you may read a book with a cowboy in it or on the cover. Similarly, the Constellation Microscopium's symbol is a microscope. You could, therefore, read a book with a scientist in it. Additionally, some of the constellations are names and if you read a book with a character who has that name (like Leo in Lisa Kleypas' Hathaway series) you can mark the whole constellation off that way as well. Be creative, make connections, and have fun reading and making your own connections to the star groupings. You DO NOT need to read the constellations during the month they are listed under. I just thought it would be fun to know which months the constellations were most visible.

Example of a Spell-it-out Challenge:
For Ara:

A - Another Roadside Attraction by Tim Robbins
R - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
A - Ashwini in Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh

Please let me know if I need to clarify anything.
Constellations by Month

January :
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion (The Hunter)
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)

February :
Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins)
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)

March :
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)

April :
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)

May :
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
Virgo (Virgin)

June :
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)


July :
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

August :
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)

September :
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)

October :
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King) Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg) Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)


November :
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen) Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish) Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December :
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari) Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark)
Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake) Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)

26 Aug 2012-26 Aug 2013

Think I'll start with September...


Sagitta..Arrow
S. Shadow of Night..Deborah Harkness(book 2)(15 Nov)
A. Atonement..Ian McEwan
G. Girl of Nightmares..Kendare Blake(book 2)(27 Oct)
I. Insurgent..Veronica Roth(book2)(23 Sept)
T. Ties That Bind..Marie Bostwick(book 5)(26 Aug)
T. The Things We Cherished..Pam Jenoff(21 Nov)
A.

Capricornus
C. City of Lost Souls..Cassandra Clare(book 5)(23 Oct)
A.
P. Paris in Love..Eloisa James(7 Oct)
R. The Red Pyramid..Rick Riordan(book 1)(17 Sept)
I. The Island House..Posie Graeme-Evans(25 Sept)
C. Clockwork Prince..Cassandra Clare(book 2)(4 Oct)
O.
R.
N.
U. The Unfinished Garden..Barbara Claypole White(read)
S. The Son of Neptune..Rick Riordan(book 2)(21 Oct)


October:



November:
Cassiopeia(The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen)..The Lady of the Rivers..Philippa Gregory(book 3)(11 Oct)


December:
Fornax(Furnace/Brazier)..The Fire Rose..Mercedes Lackey(book 1)(read)



January:



February:
Pictor(Painter/Painter's Easel)..The Painted Girls..Cathie Marie Buchanan



March:


April:


May:
Virgo(Virgin)..The Queen's Rival..Diane Haeger(book 3)


June:
Lupus(Wolf)..Soulless..Gail Carriger(book 1)(24 Nov)


July:


August:


message 5: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 5051 comments I am guessing we need only spell out 1 constellation?


message 6: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 202 comments The Celestial Challenge
Duration: 8/26/2012 - 8/25/2013
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Constellations by Month

January :

Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion (The Hunter)
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)

February :
Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins)
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)

March :
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)

April :
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)

May :
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
Virgo (Virgin)

June :
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)


July :
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

August :
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)

September :
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)

October :
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King)
Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg)
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)


November :
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen)
Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish)
Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December :
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari)
Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark)
Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake)
Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)


message 7: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Catherine wrote: "I am guessing we need only spell out 1 constellation?"

You don't have to if you can find a way around it. :)


message 8: by Laurie (last edited Aug 26, 2012 10:42PM) (new)

Laurie | 93 comments I'm in and will start 9/1, and as always, it may take me longer than a year since I have trouble limiting myselft to one or two words when there area a huge bunch to include....


message 9: by Sanskriti (last edited Aug 26, 2012 10:49PM) (new)

Sanskriti Nagar | 278 comments Duration: 01 Sep '12 to 31 Aug '13
0/88

Constellations by Month

January :
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion (The Hunter)
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)

February :
Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins)
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)

March :
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)

April :
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)

May :
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
Virgo (Virgin)

June :
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)


July :
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

August :
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)

September :
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian) - A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth (Author is an Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)

October :
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King)
Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg)
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)


November :
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen)
Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish)
Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December :
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari)
Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark)
Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake)
Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)


message 10: by Barbara ★ (last edited Oct 08, 2013 04:27AM) (new)

Barbara ★ I was working on creating a similar challenge but this is much better than anything I could have come up with. I'm in.

Duration: September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013
I am applying the Extension Gift Card which was given to the Tower Team II groups.
description Extended until September 30, 2013

READ: 88/88 constellations

JANUARY - COMPLETE
✔Caelum (The engraver's chisel) The Third Gate - Lincoln Child (archeology-chisel was used) 12/5/12
✔Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish) (view spoiler)
✔ Mensa (Table) - Fifty Shades Darker - E.L. James (they do it on a table, in an elevator, in a bed, etc) 10/5/12
✔ Orion (The Hunter) - Ruthless Heart - Emma Lang (hero is a bounty hunter) 10/17/12
✔Reticulum (Net/Reticle) - Wages of Sin - Jenna Maclaine (heroine carries a reticule) 10/4/12
✔Taurus (Bull) - N Is For Noose - Sue Grafton (author born April 24/Taurus) 5/8/13


FEBRUARY - COMPLETE
✔Auriga (Charioteer) - Secret of the Mummy - Bjorn Street (m.c. drives a chariot) 9/22/12
✔Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard) (view spoiler)
✔Canis Major (Greater Dog) - Shatterglass - Tamora Pierce (heroine has giant bear-like dog) 11/2/12
✔Columba (Dove) COMPLETE (view spoiler)
✔Gemini (Twins) - Firelight - Kristen Callihan (hero is a twin) 9/24/12
✔Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny) (view spoiler)
✔Monoceros (Unicorn)- Endlessly - Kiersten White (heroine healed by unicorn twice) 10/14/12
✔Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel) - The Broken Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin (main character is a painter) 9/8/12

MARCH - COMPLETE
✔Cancer (Crab) (view spoiler)
✔Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy) - The Accidental Tourist - Anne Tyler (dog plays large role) 12/21/12
✔Carina (Keel of a Ship) - Raise The Titanic! - Clive Cussler (the keel of the Titanic must be repaired before they can raise her) 9/7/12
✔Lynx (Cat) - Charmed to Death - Shirley Damsgaard (cat on cover) 10/28/12
✔Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship) - The Convicts - Iain Lawrence (takes place on a ship) 1/7/13
✔Pyxis (Mariner's Compass) - Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb (m.c. uses compass to pilot ship) 1/4/13
✔ Vela (Sails of a Ship) - The Viking - Margaret Moore (viking ship had sails) 10/16/12
✔Volans (Flying Fish) (view spoiler)

APRIL - COMPLETE
✔Antilia (Pump) (view spoiler)
✔Chamaeleon (Lizard) - The Flame and the Shadow - Denise Rossetti (3 lizards on cover) 9/23/12
✔Crater (cup) - Bookmarked For Death - Lorna Barrett (Cup on cover) 9/5/12
✔Hydra (Female Water Snake) - Horns - Joe Hill (snakes are a large part of the plot) 10/24/12
✔Leo (Lion) - Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer - Dorothy Gilman (lion in title) 3/21/13
✔Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub) - Would-Be Witch - Kimberly Frost (heroes last name is Lyons) 11/2/12
✔Sextans (Astronomical Sextant) - Leviathan - Scott Westerfield (heroine uses sextant to navigate) 1/16/13
✔Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper) - Toehold: A Novel - Stephen Foreman (huge grizzly bear) 2/8/13

Part II post #38
Part III post #41


message 11: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 884 comments Can we have a mix of Spell it out and read books with titles that include the constellation's name, abbreviation, or image name OR something that in some way, shape, or form connects it to the said constellation....or does it have to be one or the other option?


message 12: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Hina wrote: "Can we have a mix of Spell it out and read books with titles that include the constellation's name, abbreviation, or image name OR something that in some way, shape, or form connects it to the said..."

You can mix and match it any way you like and have fun coming up with crazy connections to books. For instance, Bird of Paradise, if I'm not mistaken, was a nickname once used for prostitutes. So if you read a book which has a character who was or is one, it's fair game.


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Rachael C. (norcalbibliophile) I love this! Will post a list soon.


message 14: by Hina (last edited Aug 28, 2012 07:26PM) (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 884 comments 8/26/12- 8/25/13
2/88 Completed

January
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion (The Hunter)
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)

February
Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins)
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)

March
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)

April
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)

May
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
Virgo (Heoine is a Virgin) - To Bed a Montana Man by KyAnn Waters. Completed 8/28/12 **** (4 Stars)

June
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)

July
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

August
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Heroine is an Archer/Important aspect of story) - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Completed 8/27/12 ***** (5 Stars)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)

September
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)

October
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King)
Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg)
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)

November
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen)
Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish)
Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari)
Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark)
Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake)
Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)


message 15: by Gemma (new)

Gemma Ohh I so love this idea Lisarenee! I am in for sure (:


January :
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion (The Hunter)
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)

February :
Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins)
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)

March :
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)

April :
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)

May :
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly) Virgo (Virgin)

June :
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)


July :
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

August :
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)

September :
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)

October :
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King) Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg) Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)


November :
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen) Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish) Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December :
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari) Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark) Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake) Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)


message 16: by Louise (new)

Louise | 2488 comments I'm in.
The Celestial Challenge
Timeframe : 1st September 2012 - 31st August 2013
January :
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion (The Hunter)
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)

February :
Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins)
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)

March :
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)

April :
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)

May :
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly) Virgo (Virgin)

June :
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)


July :
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

August :
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)

September :
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)

October :
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King) Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg) Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)


November :
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen) Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish) Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December :
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari) Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark) Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake) Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)


message 17: by Gea (last edited Oct 04, 2012 06:58AM) (new)

Gea (gea89) | 1480 comments I'm in and I will post only when I read the book /since it's a very long list of constellations :)
Is it ok to use books from other challenges as well?

The Celestial Challenge
Timeframe : 1st September 2012 - 31st August 2013
6/88


January:
C - Burn by Crystal Hubbard (9/30) ****
A - Heaven and Hell by Kristen Ashley (10/4) ***
E
L
U
M

D - Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Ghurke (heroine: Daphne) (9/15) *****
O - Small Town Siren by Sophie Oak (9/8) ****
R - Night is Darkest by Jayne Rylon (9/6) ***
A - Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh (10/1) *****
D - Dark Lover by J.R. Ward (9/16) *****
O - One Night With a Prince by Sabrina Jeffries
Burn by Crystal Hubbard Heaven and Hell (Heaven and Hell, #1) by Kristen Ashley Guilty Pleasures (Guilty Series, #1) by Laura Lee Guhrke Small Town Siren (Texas Sirens, #1) by Sophie Oak Night is Darkest (Men in Blue, #1) by Jayne Rylon Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter, #5) by Nalini Singh Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward One Night With a Prince (Royal Brotherhood, #3) by Sabrina Jeffries

February:
Columba (Dove): The Hawk and the Dove by Virginia Henley
Gemini (Twins): The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Hawk and the Dove by Virginia Henley The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

March:
P - Their Virgin Concubine by Shayla Black (heroine: Piper) (9/12) *****
U - Black Ice by Anne Stuart (heroine: Chloe Underwood) (9/14) **
P - Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (9/17) ****
P - Perfection by R.L. Mathewson (9/19) ****
I - The Italian's Virgin Bride by Trish Morey (9/18) ****
S - Shadow Music by Julie Garwood (9/25) ****

V - Veretti's Dark Vengeance by Lucy Gordon (9/10) ****
E - Entwined by Emma Jensen (9/12) ****
L - When You Dare by Lori Foster (9/5) ****
A - Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley (9/9) *****
Their Virgin Concubine (Masters of Ménage, #3) by Shayla Black Black Ice (Ice, #1) by Anne Stuart Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs Perfection (A Neighbor from Hell, #2) by R.L. Mathewson The Italian's Virgin Bride by Trish Morey Shadow Music (Highlands' Lairds, #3) by Julie Garwood Veretti's Dark Vengeance (Presents Extra) by Lucy Gordon Entwined (The Ten, #1) by Emma Jensen When You Dare (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #1) by Lori Foster Motorcycle Man (Dream Man, #4) by Kristen Ashley

May:
Virgo (Virgin): In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks (2/10) ***
In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1) by Maya Banks

June:
Boötes (herdsman or plowman): The Cowboy by Joan Johnston
Lupus (Wolf): Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis (9/11) ****
The Cowboy (Bitter Creek, #1) by Joan Johnston Prince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves, #1) by Quinn Loftis

July:
N
O
R - Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward (9/20) *****
M - The Disobedient Virgin by Sandra Marton (9/21) *****
A - Calhoun by Diana Palmer (heroine: Abby) (10/1) ****
Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward The Disobedient Virgin by Sandra Marton Calhoun by Diana Palmer

September:
Indus (Indian - native American character): The Bride Wore Spurs by Sharon Ihle (9/4) *****
Pavo (Peacock): Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes
The Bride Wore Spurs (Inconvenient Brides, #1) by Sharon Ihle Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes

October:
G - Reluctant Mistress, Blackmailed Wife (Greek Tycoons) by Lynne Graham (9/10) ****
R - Riley's Downfall by Lynn Hagen (9/2) ****
U - Unthinkable by Vicktor Alexander (9/9) ***
S - My Liege of Dark Haven by Cherise Sinclair (9/1) *****
Reluctant Mistress, Blackmailed Wife (Greek Tycoons) (Harlequin Presents #2580) by Lynne Graham Riley's Downfall (Brac Pack, #29) by Lynn Hagen Unthinkable (Tate Pack, #1) by Vicktor Alexander My Liege of Dark Haven (Mountain Masters, #3) by Cherise Sinclair


message 18: by Laura (last edited Apr 11, 2013 02:58AM) (new)

Laura | 98 comments i will give it a try as a spell out chellenge, but i think i need more then a year to read all the books :)

Caelum (The engraver's chisel)

D - Deadlocked 02.10 ***
O - Only Mine 21.09 ****
R - Rapture 22.10 **
A - Across the Universe 05.10 ***
D - Dragon Bound 23.11 *****
O - Once Burned 08.10 **
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12) by Charlaine Harris Only Mine (Fool's Gold, #4) by Susan Mallery Rapture (Fallen, #4) by Lauren Kate Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost

M - Magic Lost, Trouble Found 27.09 *****
E - Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History 16.12 ****
N - Neill, Chloe - Some Girls Bite 25.11 *****
S - Seduction of a Highland Lass 05.09 *****
A - Brodi Ashton - Everneath *** 08.01.13
Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares #1) by Lisa Shearin Empire of the Summer Moon Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S.C. Gwynne Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Trilogy, #2) by Maya Banks Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi Ashton

O - Once and Again 21.02 ***
R - Rot & Ruin 31.10 ***
I - If I Stay 09.09 **
O - One For The Money 07.03 ****
N - Never Love a Highlander 24.10 *****
Once and Again (Petal, Georgia, #1) by Lauren Dane Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura, #1) by Jonathan Maberry If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman One For The Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich Never Love a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #3) by Maya Banks

R - R. L. LaFevers - Grave Mercy 20.11 ****
E - Execution Dock: A Novel 14.12 ****
T - Tracking the Tempest 13.09 ***
I - The Iron Witch 06.12 **
C - Cleopatra: A Life 14.11 *****
U - Under the Never Sky 04.10 **
L - Lost in Time 24.09 *****
U - Lisa Unger - Black Out 24.01.13 ****
M - Maya Banks - Sweet Surrender 15.11 ****
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by Robin LaFevers Execution Dock A Novel (William Monk, #16) by Anne Perry Tracking the Tempest (Jane True, #2) by Nicole Peeler The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1) by Karen Mahoney Cleopatra A Life by Stacy Schiff Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi Lost in Time (Blue Bloods, #6) by Melissa de la Cruz Black Out by Lisa Unger Sweet Surrender (Sweet, #1) by Maya Banks

T - The Stolen Child 19.09 ***
A - Allyson James - Stormwalker ***** 23.01
U - Undeadly 30.01 ***
R - Rachel Vincent - My Soul to Take 07.01 ****
U
S - Spider's Bite 20.09 *****
The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue Stormwalker (Stormwalker, #1) by Allyson James My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) by Rachel Vincent Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep



A - Armstrong, Kelley - The Gathering 28.12 *****
U
R - Rachel Hawkins - Spell Bound 24.01 ****
I - Immortal Rider 19.02 **
G - Grave Sight 07.09 **
A - Josephine Angelini - Starcrossed 03.02 **
The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1) by Kelley Armstrong Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel Hawkins Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2) by Larissa Ione Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, #1) by Charlaine Harris Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) by Josephine Angelini

C - Cole, Kresley - Shadow's Claim 06.02 ****
A - Abbi Glines - The Vincent Boys 07.02 *****
M - Maya Banks - Never Seduce a Scot 01.12 *****
E - E. L. James - Fifty Shades of Grey **** 16.01.13
L - Lauren DeStefano - Wither 11.01 **
O - O'Brien, Caragh M. - Prized 27.03 ****
P - Passion Unleashed 29.10 ****
A - Abbi Glines - The Vincent Brothers 08.02 ****
R - Revis, Beth - A Million Suns 17.02 ***
D - Dark Lover 06.12 *****
A - Awake at Dawn 29.03 *****
L - Lover Eternal 18.01 *****
I - Iron Crowned 22.02 *****
S - Skinwalker - 09.10 *****
Shadow's Claim (The Dacians, #1) by Kresley Cole The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1) by Abbi Glines Never Seduce a Scot (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #1) by Maya Banks Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefano Prized (Birthmarked, #2) by Caragh M. O'Brien Passion Unleashed (Demonica, #3) by Larissa Ione The Vincent Brothers (The Vincent Boys, #2) by Abbi Glines A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) by Beth Revis Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls, #2) by C.C. Hunter Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward Iron Crowned (Dark Swan, #3) by Richelle Mead Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter

C - C. C. Hunter - Born at Midnight 23.03 *****
A - Ash 16.03 ***
N - The Next Always 26.02 ****
I
S - Silence 13.10 ***
Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1) by C.C. Hunter Ash by Malinda Lo The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts Silence (Hush, Hush, #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick

M - Marian Keyes - Watermelon 25.12 *****
A - Andrews, V. C. - My Sweet Audrina 04.04 ***
J - Jim Butcher - White Night 06.11 *****
O - Obsidian 10.04 ***
R - Roberts, Nora - The Witness 10.03 *****
Watermelon (Walsh Family, #1) by Marian Keyes My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews White Night (The Dresden Files, #9) by Jim Butcher Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout The Witness by Nora Roberts


C
O
L - Lisa Kleypas - Midnight Angel 17.02 *****
U
M - Molly Harper - Driving Mr. Dead 18.01 ****
B - Bed of Roses 31.10 *****
A
Midnight Angel (Stokehurst, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Driving Mr. Dead (Half Moon Hollow, #1) by Molly Harper Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

G - Ghost Shadow 26.10 *****
E - Eternal Kiss of Darkness - 27.01 *****
M - Melissa de la Cruz - Witches of East End 31.01 *****
I
N
I
Ghost Shadow (Bone Island Trilogy, #1) by Heather Graham Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) by Jeaniene Frost Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz

L
E - E. L. James - Fifty Shades Darker 13.02 ****
P - Picoult, Jodi - House Rules 07.01.13 ****
U
S - Slave to Sensation 18.10 ***
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) by E.L. James House Rules by Jodi Picoult Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh

M - McCarthy, Erin - High Stakes 15.02 ****
O
N
O
C
E - Eloisa James - When Beauty Tamed the Beast 26.03 ****
R
O
S - The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner 31.01 **
High Stakes (Vegas Vampires, #1) by Erin McCarthy When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2) by Eloisa James The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer

P Pike, Christophere - Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice 28.02 ***
I
C
T - The Duke Is Mine 28.09 ****
O
R
Thirst No. 1 The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice (Thirst, #1) by Christopher Pike The Duke Is Mine (Fairy Tales, #3) by Eloisa James

Cancer (Crab)

C
A
N
I
S - Silvia Day - Bared to You 31.01 ***
Bared to You (Crossfire, #1) by Sylvia Day

Minor


Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)

V
O
L
A
N
S - The Spartacus War 02.11 ***
The Spartacus War by Barry Strauss


A
N
T - Thorn Queen 11.10 *****
L
I
A
Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, #2) by Richelle Mead

Chamaeleon (Lizard)

C
R
A
T - The Immortal Rules 15.10 *****
E
R
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa

H - Holly Black - White Cat **** 29.01
Y
D
R
A
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1) by Holly Black

Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)


Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma

B - Becca Fitzaptrick - Finale *** 04.02
E
R
E
N
I
C
E
S
Finale (Hush, Hush, #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)

V
I
R
G - Gail Carriger - Blameless 14.11 ****
O
Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3) by Gail Carriger

Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)


Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)


Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)


Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King) Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg) Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)


Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen) Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish) Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)


Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari) Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark) Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake) Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)


message 19: by Rabaab (new)

Rabaab | 38 comments I am in too, over the challenge..

The celestial challenge..


message 20: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7659 comments Gea wrote: "I'm in and I will post only when I read the book since it's a very long list of constellations :)
Is it ok to use books from other challenges as well?

The Celestial Challenge
Timeframe : 1st Sep..."


That's totally fine


message 21: by Tearsa (new)

Tearsa (turrsaturrsa) I'm in!

The Celestial Challenge
Duration: 9/4/2012-9/3/2013

Constellations by Month

January :
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion (The Hunter)
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)

February :
Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins)
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)

March :
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)

April :
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)

May :
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
Virgo (Virgin)

June :
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)


July :
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

August :
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)

September :
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)

October :
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King)
Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg)
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)


November :
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen)
Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish)
Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December :
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari)
Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark)
Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake)
Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)

And since we're in September...
September
Delphinus (Dolphin)
D
E
L
P
H
I
N
U
S


message 22: by Dawn (last edited Oct 07, 2012 12:33AM) (new)

Dawn (dawn_e) | 66 comments NBRC Celestial Challenge
9/1/12-8/31/13
Completed signs: 9/88
Books: 6/?

January
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) by Janet Evanovich bounty hunter 9.11
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)

February
Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins) The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5) by Karen Marie Moning 10.2
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter) Flesh and Blood (House of Comarré, #2) by Kristen Painter

March
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog) Hounding the Pavement (Dog Walker Mystery, #1) by Judi McCoy 9.29
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)

April
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)

May
Canes Venatici Dark Descendant (Nikki Glass, #1) by Jenna Black 9.14
Descendant of Artemis who is goddess of the hunt
Centaurus - Alien Tango (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #2) by Gini Koch 9.4
The aliens are from Alpha Centauri which is part of the Centaurus system

Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow) Black Wings (Black Wings, #1) by Christina Henry 9.12
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
Virgo (Virgin)

June
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales) Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2) by Larissa Ione 9.27
Limos has a scale tattoo
Lupus (Wolf) Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) by Ilona Andrews 10.2
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)

July
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus Arcadia Awakens (Arkadien, #1) by Kai Meyer Snake Shifter 9.9
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

August
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)

September
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)

October
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King)
Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg)
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)

November
Andromeda The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3) by Julie Kagawa 9.11
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen)
Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish)
Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari)
Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark)
Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake)
Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)


message 23: by Megan L (new)

Megan L Harnett | 291 comments This sounds interesting. I am going to see how far I get!

Duration: September 5,2012 - September 4,2013

Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion (The Hunter)
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)


Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins)
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)


Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)


Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)


Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly) Virgo (Virgin)

Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)


Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)


Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)


Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King) Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg) Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)


Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen) Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish) Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)


Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari) Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark) Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake) Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)


message 24: by Madilynn (new)

Madilynn I will do this starting September 2012 - September 2013


message 25: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 09, 2012 12:57PM) (new)

Barbara ★ Updated post #11, 5/88 done


message 26: by AndaM (last edited Sep 25, 2012 09:13AM) (new)

AndaM | 168 comments Reading Challenges > The Celestial Challenge (Year Long)
09/20/12 -09/19/13
Spell-it-out challenge

Part 1
8/201

January
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
C-
A- Animal Attraction (Halle Pumas omnibus 4-5) by Dana Marie Bell 09/21/12
E-
L- L.J. Smith - Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #2) 09/23/12
U-
M- Mating Games (Halle Pumas omnibus 1-3) by Dana Marie Bell 09/21/12
Animal Attraction (Halle Pumas, #4 & #5) by Dana Marie Bell Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries Stefan's Diaries, #2) by L.J. Smith Mating Games by Dana Marie Bell

Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
D-
O-
R- Reynolds, D.B. - Sophia (Vampires in America #4) 09/20/12
A-
D-
O-

Mensa (Table)
M-
E-
N- Never Cry Wolf (Night Watch #4) by Cynthia Eden 09/22/12
S-
A-
Never Cry Wolf (Night Watch, #4) by Cynthia Eden

Orion (The Hunter)
O-
R-
I-
O-
N-

Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
R-
E-
T- The Flame and the Flower (Birmingham #1) by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 09/25/12
I-
C-
U-
L-
U-
M-
The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Taurus (Bull)
T-
A-
U-
R-
U-
S-


February
Auriga (Charioteer)
A-
U-
R-
I-
G-
A-

Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
C-
A-
M-
E-
L-
O-
P-
A-
R-
D-
A-
L-
I-
S-

Canis Major (Greater Dog)
C-
A-
N-
I-
S-
M-
A-
J-
O-
R-

Columba (Dove)
C-
O-
L-
U-
M-
B-
A-

Gemini (Twins)
G-
E-
M-
I-
N-
I-

Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
L-
E-
P-
U-
S-

Monoceros (Unicorn)
M-
O-
N-
O-
C-
E-
R-
U-
S-

Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)
P-
I-
C-
T-
O-
R-


March
Cancer (Crab)
C-
A-
N-
C-
E-
R-

Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
C-
A-
N-
I-
S-
M-
I-
N-
O-
R-

Carina (Keel of a Ship)
C-
A-
R-
I-
N-
A-

Lynx (Cat)
L-
Y- Young, Samantha - Blood Past (Warriors of Ankh #2) 09/23/12
N-
X-
Blood Past (Warriors of Ankh #2) by Samantha Young

Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
P-
U-
P-
P-
I-
S-

Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
P-
Y- Young, Samantha - Shades of Blood (Warriors of Ankh #3) 09/23/12
X-
I-
S-
Shades of Blood (Warriors of Ankh, #3) by Samantha Young

Vela (Sails of a Ship)
V-
E-
L-
A-

Volans (Flying Fish)
V-
O-
L-
A-
N-
S-


April
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)


message 27: by AndaM (last edited Sep 20, 2012 12:20AM) (new)

AndaM | 168 comments Part 2

May
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
Virgo (Virgin)

June
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)


July
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

August
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)


message 28: by AndaM (last edited Sep 20, 2012 12:21AM) (new)

AndaM | 168 comments Part 3

September
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)

October
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King)
Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg)
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)


November
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen)
Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish)
Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari)
Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark)
Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake)
Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)


message 29: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 120 comments Reading Challenges > The Celestial Challenge (Year Long)
09/20/12 -09/19/13
Spell-it-out challenge
0/

January
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
Orion (The Hunter)
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)

February
Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins)
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)

March
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)

April
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)

May
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
Virgo (Virgin)

June
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)

July
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

August
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)

September
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)

October
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King)
Grus (Crane)
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg)
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)

November
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen)
Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish)
Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari)
Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark)
Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake)
Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)


message 30: by Barbara ★ (last edited Oct 18, 2012 05:09PM) (new)

Barbara ★ Updated post #11, 26/88 done


message 31: by Sarah (last edited May 23, 2013 05:20PM) (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 380 comments The Celestial Challenge
Duration: 10.1.12-9.30.12
Completed Constellations: 0/12
Completed Books: 11/73

January:
C:Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong 10.18.12
A:Enclave by Ann Aguirre 10.31.12
E:Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin 10.19.12
L:Literary Theory: A Short Introduction by Jonathon Culler 10.10.12
U:The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent 10.12.12
M:Frostbite by Richelle Mead 10.20.12

Where Demons Fear to Tread (The Company of Angels, #1) by Stephanie ChongEnclave (Razorland, #1) by Ann AguirreSomething Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel #1) by Emily GiffinLiterary Theory A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan CullerThe Unnaturalists (The Unnaturalists, #1) by Tiffany TrentFrostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) by Richelle Mead

February:
G:Never Love a Lord by Heather Grothaus 10.19.12
E:Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison 10.28.12
M:Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead 10.21.12
I:In a Fix by Linda Grimes 10.17.12
N:Nix, Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry 10.31.12
I:Initiation by Ruth D. Kerce 11.3.12

Never Love a Lord (Foxe Sisters Trilogy, #3) by Heather GrothausEvery Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, #3) by Kim HarrisonShadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) by Richelle MeadIn a Fix (In a Fix, #1) by Linda GrimesDust and Decay (Benny Imura, #2) by Jonathan MaberryInitiation (Xylon Warriors #1) by Ruth D. Kerce

March:
V:Venom by Fiona Paul 10.15.12
E:Demon's Curse by Alexa Egan 11.3.12
L::Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead 10.27.12
A:Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken 11.1.12

Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1) by Fiona PaulDemon's Curse (Imnada Brotherhood, #1) by Alexa EganLast Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6) by Richelle MeadDragon Actually (Dragon Kin, #1) by G.A. Aiken

April:
C: Conall, Go Fetch! by Shelly Laurenston 11.7.12
H: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole 11.17.12
A: Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong 11.4.12
M: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead 10.22.12
A: Anya, The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter 11.5.12
E: Everneath by Brodi Ashton 11.10.12
L: Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward 10.28.12
E: Ethan, Beauty and the Bounty Hunter by Lori Austin 11.12.12
O: One For the Money by Janet Evanovich 11.3.12
N: Naked in Death by J.D. Robb 11.5.12

Go Fetch! (Magnus Pack, #2) by Shelly LaurenstonA Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #2) by Kresley ColeIndustrial Magic by Kelley ArmstrongBlood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) by Richelle MeadThe Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld, #4) by Gena ShowalterLover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. WardBeauty and the Bounty Hunter (Once Upon a Time in the West, #1) by Lori AustinOne For The Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet EvanovichNaked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb

May:
C: Cameron, Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones 11.9.12
E: Ellie, On Dublin Street by Samantha Young 12.1.12
N: Nick, A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison 11.24.12
T: Thomas, The Scorch Trials by James Dashner 11.12.12
A: Arielle, The Demoness of Waking Dreams by Stephanie Chong 11.11.12
U:Uriean, Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison 11.30.12
R:Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead 10.26.12
U:
S:Bared to You by Sylvia Day 10.14.12

Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight, #1) by Darynda JonesOn Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) by Samantha YoungA Fistful of Charms (The Hollows, #4) by Kim HarrisonThe Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2) by James DashnerThe Demoness of Waking Dreams (The Company of Angels, #2) by Stephanie ChongDragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea HarrisonSpirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) by Richelle MeadBared to You (Crossfire, #1) by Sylvia Day

June:
L: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa 12.2.12
I: Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione 11.13.12
B: Briec, About a Dragon by G.A. Aiken 11.15.12
R: Rachel, For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison 12.3.12
A: Amber, The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder 11.12.12

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey Call of the Forgotten, #1) by Julie KagawaLethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3 Demonica, #8) by Larissa IoneAbout a Dragon (Dragon Kin, #2) by G.A. AikenFor a Few Demons More (The Hollows, #5) by Kim HarrisonThe Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

July:
D: The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter 10.29.12
R: Rachel, The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison 12.9.12
A: What a Dragon Should Know by G.A. Aiken 12.11.12
C: Heartless by Gail Carriger 12.7.12
O: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean 12.1.12

The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, #3) by Gena ShowalterThe Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows, #6) by Kim HarrisonWhat a Dragon Should Know (Dragon Kin, #3) by G.A. AikenHeartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail CarrigerOne Good Earl Deserves a Lover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #2) by Sarah MacLean

August:
L: Lucas, Easy by Tammara Webber 12.13.12
Y: Blood Red Road by Moira Young 5.21.13
R: Rachel, Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard 12.15.12
A: Abby, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire 12.12.12

Easy by Tammara WebberBlood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1) by Moira YoungGabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno, #1) by Sylvain ReynardBeautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire

September:
P: Miranda Puckett, Driving Mr. Dead by Molly Harper 12.9.12
A: Al, White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison 12.27.12
V: Vigholf, Last Dragon Standing by G.A. Aiken 12.31.12
O: Olivia, The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter 12.18.12

Driving Mr. Dead (Half Moon Hollow, #0.5) by Molly HarperWhite Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, #7) by Kim HarrisonLast Dragon Standing (Dragon Kin, #4) by G.A. AikenThe Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld, #5) by Gena Showalter

October:
L: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward 1.2.13
A: Aric, Sealed With a Curse by Cecy Robson 1.6.13
C: Breathe by Sarah Crossan 12.29.12
E: Ethan, Hard Bitten by Chloe Niell 1.10.13
R: Rachel, Pale Demon by Kim Harrison 1.4.13
T: Trent, Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison 1.3.13
A: Angie, Here Kitty, Kitty! by Shelly Laurenston 1.9.13

Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. WardSealed with a Curse (Weird Girls, #1) by Cecy RobsonBreathe (Breathe, #1) by Sarah CrossanHard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe NeillPale Demon (The Hollows, #9) by Kim HarrisonBlack Magic Sanction (The Hollows, #8) by Kim HarrisonHere Kitty, Kitty! (Magnus Pack, #3) by Shelly Laurenston

November:
A: Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian 1.18.13
N: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill 1.15.13
D: Drink Deep by Chloe Neill 1.11.13
R: Rebel by Kristina Douglas 3.31.13
O: Olivia, Down to You by M. Leighton 1.9.13
M: Chloe Mills, Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren 1.11.13
E: Burned by Ellen Hopkins 1.18.13
D: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 5.13.31
A: Adam, The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater 5.6.13

Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe NeillDrink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe NeillDown to You (The Bad Boys, #1) by M. LeightonBeautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina LaurenBurned (Burned, #1) by Ellen HopkinsDaughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini TaylorThe Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

December:
A: Level 2 by Lenora Appelhans 3.27.13
R: Ricky Lee, Wolf With Benefits by Shelly Laurenston 4.3.13
I:
E:
S: Sam, The Diviners by Libba Bray 4.28.13


Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans Wolf with Benefits (Pride, #8) by Shelly Laurenston The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Sarah, you starting this one? Welcome!


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Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 380 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Sarah, you starting this one? Welcome!"

Yup, I really love large spell it out challenges :D


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Liz (shadoedove) | 17 comments The Celestial Challenge
Duration: 9/15/2012 - 9/14/2013
69/88

Constellations by Month

January :
CAELUM
C - C
am Rohan, Devil in Winter, by Lisa Kleypas, 11/11/12
A - A
ppleton (Hannah), A Wallflower Christmas, by Lisa Kleypas, 11/16/12
E - E
mma Woodhouse, Emma, by Jane Austen, 11/9/12
L -
Lillian Bowman, It Happened One Autumn, by Lisa Kleypas, 11/10/12
U - U
riah Heep, David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens, 11/16/12
M - M
atthew Swift, Scandal in Spring, by Lisa Kleypas, 11/13/12
Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Emma by Jane Austen A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers, #5) by Lisa Kleypas It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas David Copperfield by Charles Dickens Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers, #4) by Lisa Kleypas

DORADO
D - D
avy, Slightly Married, by Mary Balogh, 1/14/13
O - O
scar Derrick, Slightly Dangerous, by Mary Balogh, 1/14/13
R - R
anulf Bedwyn (hero), Slightly Wicked, by Mary Balogh, 1/14/13
A - A
lleyne Bedwyn (hero), Slightly Sinful, by Mary Balogh, 1/14/13
D - D
ew, Vanessa (heroine), First Comes Marriage, by Mary Balogh, 2/7/13
O -
Slightly Married (Bedwyn Saga, #1) by Mary Balogh Slightly Dangerous (Bedwyn Saga, #6) by Mary Balogh Slightly Wicked (Bedwyn Saga, #2) by Mary Balogh Slightly Sinful (Bedwyn Saga, #5) by Mary Balogh First Comes Marriage (Huxtable Quintet, #1) by Mary Balogh

MENSA
M - M
ary Balogh (author), Then Comes Seduction, 2/7/13
E - E
dmund Raine (hero), The Gilded Web, by Mary Balogh, 2/7/13
N -
S - S
impson, Ellen (heroine), Web of Love, by Mary Balogh, 2/7/13
A -
At Last Comes Love, by Mary Balogh, 2/7/13
Then Comes Seduction (Huxtable Quintet, #2) by Mary Balogh The Gilded Web (Web, #1) by Mary Balogh Web of Love (Web, #2) by Mary Balogh At Last Comes Love (Huxtable Quintet, #3) by Mary Balogh

ORION
O -
R - R
aine, Madeline (heroine), Web of Love, by Mary Balogh, 2/7/13
I -
O -
N -
Web of Love (Web, #2) by Mary Balogh


Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)

February :
Auriga (Charioteer)
Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
The Unexpected Bride, by Elizabeth Rolls, 11/3/12 Heroine is blind and has an extremely large Irish wolfhound that guides her and protects her from the villain.
Columba (Dove)
Gemini (Twins)
To Sir Phillip, With Love, Julia Quinn, 10/10/12, Widower marries so that his twins will have a mother.
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny) Alice in Zombieland, by Gena Showalter, 10/5/12, Without spoiling the plot, I will just say that a white cloud shaped like a rabbit plays a huge part in the book.
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)
Simply Love, by Mary Balogh, 12/3/12, Hero is a painter who loses his arm in the war and is encouraged to relearn to paint using his other arm
The Unexpected Bride by Elizabeth Rolls To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons, #5) by Julia Quinn Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter Simply Love (Simply Quartet #2) by Mary Balogh

March :
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog/Puppy)
The Famous Heroine, by Mary Balogh, 12/3/12, Heroine saves 4 poodles from being stomped by a rearing horse in Hyde Park and hilarity ensues.
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, 10/26/12
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship) Splendid, Julia Quinn, 10/19/12, Heroine is an American heiress to a shipping company in Boston and has been helping her father run the business for a decade before going to London.
Volans (Flying Fish)
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson The Famous Heroine (Dark Angel, #3) by Mary Balogh Splendid (Splendid Trilogy, #1) by Julia Quinn


April :
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Kiss Me, Annabel, Eloisa James, 9/19/12, the Hero decides to cure his new bride-to-be of her fear of poverty, likening it to the situation in Taming of the Shrew, by offering to stay and take care of a crofter's shack for a few days while the crofter's wife delivers their first child. They soon find that the shack is clean but severely depleted of the amenities they have come to consider necessary, such as only one cup they must share. The cup becomes a symbol of his devotion and love for his new bride.
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)
Kiss Me, Annabel (Essex Sisters, #2) by Eloisa James

May :
Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse)
A Spell for Chameleon, by Piers Anthony, 9/15/12, one of the main characters is a centaur named Chester,
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
The Viscount Who Loved Me, Julia Quinn, 9/27/12, Hero is deathly afraid of bees and because of this, ends up compromising the Heroine in front of both their mothers and London's worst gossip.
Virgo (Virgin)
A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, #1) by Piers Anthony The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) by Julia Quinn

June :
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass)
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)


July :
Apus (Bird of Paradise)
The Taming of the Duke, Eloisa James, 9/21/12, Heroine dresses up as "bird of paradise" in order to have an illicit affair with her guardian's half-brother
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer)
Scorpius (Scorpion)
Serpens(Snake)
Faerie, by Delle Jacobs, 11/1/12 heroine is cursed with visions of an evil snake sorcerer with red eyes that keeps threatening her.
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)
The Taming of the Duke (Essex Sisters, #3) by Eloisa James Faerie by Delle Jacobs

August :
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer)
Castle Roogna, by Piers Anthony, 9/15/12, centaur archers help defend the castle walls against goblins and harpies,
Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)
Castle Roogna (Xanth, #3) by Piers Anthony

September :
Aquila (Eagle)
The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien, 9/23/12, great eagles carry Bilbo and the dwarves to safety in the mountains.
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan)
The Ugly Duchess, by Eloisa James, 9/15/12, Heroine transforms from an Ugly Duckling to a Graceful
Swan,
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Foal)
Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell, 11/18/12
Indus (Indian)
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, by Stephenie Meyer, 9/21/12, elders of the Quileute Indian tribe turn into werewolves when vampires threaten their territory
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tales, #4) by Eloisa James Black Beauty by Anna Sewell The Twilight Saga The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer

October :
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King)
Grus (Crane)
To Sir Phillip, With Love: The Epilogue II, Julia Quinn, 10/10/12, Crane is the family name.
Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
Pegasus (abbreviation Peg)
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)
To Sir Phillip, With Love The Epilogue II (Bridgertons, #5.5) by Julia Quinn


November :
Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman)
A - A
llard, Frances, Simply Unforgettable, by Mary Balogh, 11/19/12
N - N
ash, Helena, My Pleasure,by Connie Brockway, 11/8/12
D - D
avid Melville Viscount Helford, Mistress or Marriage? / A Roguish Gentleman, by Elizabeth Rolls, 11/5/12
R - R
yan, Mia (author), The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown, also by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, and Karen Hawkins, 10/25/12

O -

M - M
elisande, Fire Dance, by Delle Jacobs, 10/29/12
E - E
yre, Jane, Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, 10/29/12
D - D
ayton, Max, The Scarred Heir, by Denise Patrick, 10/28/12
A - A
nna Karenina, Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy, 10/20/12
Simply Unforgettable (Simply Quartet #1) by Mary Balogh My Pleasure (The Rose Hunters Trilogy #2) by Connie Brockway Mistress Or Marriage? (Historical Romance Regency) by Elizabeth Rolls The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown (Lady Whistledown, #1) by Julia Quinn Fire Dance by Delle Jacobs Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë The Scarred Heir by Denise Patrick Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen)
The Source of Magic, by Piers Anthony, 9/15/12, very vain sorceress becomes queen of Xanth,
The Source of Magic (Xanth, #2) by Piers Anthony

P - P
ride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, 10/12/12
H - H
yacinth Bridgerton (heroine), It's In His Kiss, by Julia Quinn, 10/13/12
O -
On the Way to the Wedding, by Julia Quinn, 10/17/12
E - E
loisa James (author), Much Ado About You, 9/17/12
N - N
ewman, Samantha (Heroine) Lord Carew's Bride, by Mary Balogh, 12/3/12
I -
It's in His Kiss: The Epilogue II, by Julia Quinn, 10/13/12
X - X
avier, Lord Matson, Lady Whistledown Strikes Back, by Julia Quinn, Karen Hawkins, Suzanne Enoch, and Mia Ryan, 10/23/12
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen It's In His Kiss (Bridgertons #7) by Julia Quinn On the Way to the Wedding (Bridgertons, #8) by Julia Quinn Much Ado About You (Essex Sisters, #1) by Eloisa James Lord Carew's Bride (Dark Angel, #2) by Mary Balogh It's in His Kiss The Epilogue II (Bridgertons, #7.5) by Julia Quinn Lady Whistledown Strikes Back (Lady Whistledown, #2) by Julia Quinn

Pisces (Plural for Fish)
Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December :
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari)
Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark)
Eridanus (Po River/River)
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier)
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake)
Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)

A Fool Again (Duchess Quartet, #1.5) by Eloisa James Pleasure for Pleasure (Essex Sisters, #4) by Eloisa James The Viscount Who Loved Me The Epilogue II (Bridgertons, #2.5) by Julia Quinn The Duke And I (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4) by Julia Quinn Romancing Mister Bridgerton The Epilogue II (Bridgertons, #4.5) by Julia Quinn When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons, #6) by Julia Quinn When He Was Wicked The Epilogue II (Bridgertons, #6.5) by Julia QuinnGreat Expectations by Charles Dickens Dark Angel (Dark Angel, #1) by Mary Balogh The Plumed Bonnet (Dark Angel, #4) by Mary Balogh
A Summer to Remember (Bedwyn Prequels #2) by Mary Balogh A Christmas Bride (The Ideal Wife #3) (Dark Angel #5) by Mary Balogh Christmas Beau by Mary Balogh Slightly Scandalous (Bedwyn Saga, #3) by Mary Balogh Slightly Tempted (Bedwyn Saga, #4) by Mary BaloghFirst Comes Marriage



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Catherine | 5051 comments quick question...could a Doctor be used in lieu of scientist...for Microscopium?


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Lisarenee | 7659 comments Catherine wrote: "quick question...could a Doctor be used in lieu of scientist...for Microscopium?"

Yes. That would be fine.


message 37: by Barbara ★ (last edited Oct 08, 2013 04:28AM) (new)

Barbara ★ Part I post #11

MAY - COMPLETE
✔Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs) - Dark Paradise - Tami Hoag (hunting dogs play a role) 12/31/12
✔Centaurus (Centaur-Half man/Half Horse) - Master of Darkness - Angela Knight (villain is a giant centaur) 9/5/13
✔Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair) 3/19/13(view spoiler)
✔Corvus (Raven/Crow) - Steampunk Poe - Edgar Allen Poe (raven on cover) 10/29/12
✔Crux (Cross) - Kiss Me Deadly - Michele Hauf (heroine is Ravin Crosse) 11/18/12
✔Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly) 1/30/13(view spoiler)
✔Virgo (Virgin) - Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake - Sarah MacLean (heroine is a virgin) 9/9/12

JUNE - COMPLETE
✔Boötes (plowman) - The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey (hero is a farmer) 9/12/12
✔Circinus (Compass) - The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale - Christine Bell (compass used in TT device) 10/30/12
✔Libra (Weighing Scales) - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman (the weighing scales are used at the end of the book to save the world) 10/8/12
✔Lupus (Wolf) - Fair Game - Patricia Briggs (m.c. is a werewolf) 9/21/12
✔Ursa Minor (Little Bear) - The Treacherous Teddy - John Lamb (H/H make teddy bears and there is a teddy bear on the cover) 9/11/12

JULY - COMPLETE
✔Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise) - Chalice of Roses - anthology (no feet on cover) 11/13/12
✔Ara (Altar) COMPLETE 5/11/13(view spoiler)
✔Corona Borealis (Northern Crown) - A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin (entire book is a fight for the crown) 6/13/13
✔Draco (Dragon) - Mercy Burns - Keri Arthur (H/H are dragon shifters) 9/10/12
✔Hercules (the abbreviation is Her) 7/5/13 (view spoiler)
✔Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level) On Ice - David Ramus (protag is a master carpenter) 12/10/12
✔Ophiuchus (Serpent-bearer) - White Elephant Dead - Carolyn Hart (snake on cover) 2/3/13
✔Scorpius (Scorpion) - The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater 10/2/12
✔Serpens(Snake) - Lucky's Lady - Tami Hoag (snakes in Louisiana swamp) 1/29/13
✔Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle) (view spoiler)

AUGUST - COMPLETE
✔Corona Austrina (Southern Crown) - Aunt Dimity Down Under - Nancy Atherton (heroine spends good amount of time searching for the Southern Crown constellation) 3/7/13
✔Lyra (Lyre/Harp) 5/3/13(view spoiler)
✔Sagittarius (Archer) - A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin (lots of archers) 4/25/13
✔Scutum (Shield) - The Dragon Who Loved Me - G.A. Aiken (heroine is a warrior and uses a shield) 3/6/13
✔Telescopium (Telescope) 10/15/12(view spoiler)

Part III post #41


message 38: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 01, 2013 11:09AM) (new)

Barbara ★ Part I post #11
Part II post #38

SEPTEMBER - COMPLETE
✔Aquila (Eagle)- Mona Lisa Eclipsing - Sunny (one of her men is named Aquila) 9/28/12
✔Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat) 2/28/13(view spoiler)
✔Cygnus (Swan) - Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier (swan on cover) 4/21/13
✔Delphinus (Dolphin) - Sea Hunter - Paul Garrison (killer dolphin in book) 2/16
✔ Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal) - Chosen by a Horse - Susan Richards (horse on cover/in title) 11/10/12
✔Indus (Indian) - The Demon King - Cinda Williams Chima (Native Americans in story) 10/25/12
✔Microscopium (Microscope) - Shadow Bound - Erin Kellison (hero is a scientist and uses a microscope) 11/1/12
✔Pavo (Peacock) - Pushing Up Daisies - Rosemary Harris (m.c. is Dorothy Peacock) 5/19/13
✔Sagitta (Arrow) 4/11/13(view spoiler)
✔Vulpecula (Fox) - Dragon in Chains - Daniel Fox (author is Fox) 9/17/12

OCTOBER - COMPLETE
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier) 8/21/13(view spoiler)
✔Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King) - Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese (set in Ethiopia) 9/20/12
✔Grus (Crane) 8/8/13(view spoiler)
✔ Lacerta (Lizard) - Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (the fire hose is called the Salamander which is a type of lizard) 10/10/12
✔ Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight) - Germ - Robert Liparulo (villain an inventor of diseases) 11/14/12
✔Pegasus (abbreviation Peg) 12/8/12(view spoiler)
✔Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish) Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder - Joanne Fluke (fluke is a fish) 3/3/13

NOVEMBER - COMPLETE
✔Andromeda (The Chained Woman/Woman) - Secret Life of a Vampire - Kerrelyn Sparks (heroine is kidnapped and chained in a cage) 9/21/12
✔Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen) - Crown of Crystal Flame - C.L. Wilson (heorine is a queen) 5/17/13
✔Phoenix Vampire Dragon - Annette Blair (view spoiler) 9/2/12
✔Pisces (Plural for Fish) - The Folly of the World - Jesse Bullington (giant catfish attacks heroine) 5/13/13
✔Sculptor 7/7/13(view spoiler)
✔Tucana (Toucan) 7/20/13(view spoiler)

DECEMBER - COMPLETE
✔Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari) 5/21/13(view spoiler)
✔Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark) - Behemoth - Scott Westerfield (kraken) 2/8/13
✔Eridanus (Po River/River) - Into the Wild - Beth Ciotta (heroine is named River) 10/13/12
✔Fornax (Furnace/Brazier) 1/31/13(view spoiler)
✔Horologium (Clock) - Highlander's Challenge - Jo Barrett (clock on cover) 1/21/12
✔Hydrus (Male Water Snake) 12/20/12(view spoiler)
✔Perseus - The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan (hero is named Perseus) 4/30/13
✔Triangulum (The Triangle) Ten Things I Love About You - Julia Quinn (love triangle) 12/13/12


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Kat (riceballkat) | 67 comments doing this one too!


message 40: by Athina (last edited Jan 01, 2014 07:27PM) (new)

Athina Stockman | 24 comments CELESTIAL GROUPS COMPLETED 3/7 43%
BOOKS COMPLETED 23/35 66%

DRACO (view spoiler) Completed 5/5
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LEO (view spoiler) Completed 3/3
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PISCES (view spoiler) Completed 6/6
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A –
Q – Quidditch Through the Ages [9/3/13]
I –
L – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe [9/19/13]
Completed 2/4
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C –
H – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [2/18/13]
A –
M – Mind's Eye [2/21/13]
Completed 2/4
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P -
A -
V - Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale [10/02/13]
O -
Completed 1/4
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U – Uglies [10/18/13]
R – Doctor Who: Revenge of the Judoon [9/9/13]
S –
A –

M – Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration [6/27/13]
A –
J – Doctor Who: Judgement of the Judoon [9/8/13]
O –
R – The Runaway Queen [9/30/13]
Completed 4/9


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Welcome to the challenge, Kat & Athina.


message 42: by Kari (new)

Kari (mazuka) | 427 comments this looks like a cool, fun challenge!!! can we use books we have already this calendar year or do we have to start with new books from a set date forward?


message 43: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments You can start from whenever you like, Kari. Welcome to the challenge.


message 44: by Kari (last edited Feb 04, 2014 07:37PM) (new)

Kari (mazuka) | 427 comments NBRC Celestial Challenge
Dates .. Year of 2013 1/1/13 - 12/31/14 (though no way I think I can complete this in one year!)

Completed constellations: 16


January
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
C = The Change by Telya Branton (8/13)
A = Magyk by Angie Sage (1/19)
E =
L =
U=
M =

Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
Mensa (Table)
M = The Mother Load (8/13)
E = Angelfall by Susan Ee (6/13)
N = Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts (8/13)
S = Soul Mates by C.L. Champlain (8/13)
A = Sapphire by Bryan Alaspa (8/13)

Orion(Hunter) World After by Susan Ee the bad guys are hunters of the humans both the angels and the scorpion monsters
Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
Taurus (Bull)

February
Auriga (Charioteer)
A = The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee (6/13)
U = The Ugly Stepsister strikes back (9/13)
R = Divergent By Veronica Roth R = Roth (3/13)
I = Insurgent by Veronica Roth (4/13)
G = Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2/13)
A = Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer (6/13)


Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
Canis Major (Greater Dog)
Columba (Dove) - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (1/13) Mockingjay is a bird Gemini (Twins) - The Host (4/13) Mel and Wanda are like twins in the same body.
Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
Monoceros (Unicorn)
Pictor (Painter)

March
Cancer (Crab)
Canis Minor (Smaller Dog)
Carina (Keel of a Ship)
Lynx (Cat)
Puppis (Poop Deck of a Ship)
Pyxis (Mariner's Compass)
Vela (Sails of a Ship)
Volans (Flying Fish)

April
Antlia (Pump)
Chamaeleon (Lizard)
Crater (Cup)
Hydra (Female Water Snake)
Leo (Lion)
Leo Minor (Smaller Lion/Lion Cub)
Sextans (Astronomical Sextant) The Magician The Immortal Nicolas Flamel by Michael Scott - Nicolas Flamel is several things in his life including a scientist, an astronomer, a chemist. (7/13)
Ursa Major (Larger Bear/Big Dipper)

May
Canes Venatici

Centaurus -
Coma Berenices (Queen Berenice's Hair) Saving Grace by C.L. Champlain - Grace becomes the Queen of the Fae (7/13)
Corvus (Raven/Crow)The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater (9/13)
Crux (Cross)
Musca (the Bee/Southern Fly)
Virgo (Virgin)
V = Allegiant by Veronica Roth V=Veronica (10/13)
I = The Journey of derek Jeter by Ian O'Connor (6/13)
R = Getaway Girlz by Joan Rylan (1/28)
G = Chasing Spirits: The Building of the "Ghost Adventures" Crew By Nick Groff! (Ghost and Groff)
O = The First Pillar by Roy Huff - main character is Owen for O (11/13)

June
Boötes (herdsman or plowman)
Circinus (Compass) Obsidian by Kayla Curry - the travel by ship from Hawaii to California and back and have to use a compass to traverse the ocean. 1/14
Libra (Weighing Scales)
Lupus (Wolf)
Ursa Minor (Little Bear/Little Dipper/Bear Cub)

July
Apus (No Feet/Bird of Paradise)
Ara (Altar)
Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
Draco (Dragon)
Hercules (the abbreviation is Her)
Norma (Normal/Right Angle/Rule/Carpenter's square/Level)
Ophiuchus
Scorpius - The Scorpio Races
Serpens
Triangulum Australe(The Southern Triangle)

August
Corona Austrina (Southern Crown)
Lyra (Lyre/Harp)
Sagittarius (Archer) Chasing Fire by Suzanne Collins (1/13) - Katniss is good with bow and Arrow like an archer

Scutum (Shield)
Telescopium (Telescope)

September
Aquila (Eagle)
Capricornus (Horned Male Goat/Goat Horn/Sea Goat)
Cygnus (Swan) - My Familiar Stranger by Victoria Danaan - 6/13 (Order of the Black Swan Vampire hunters)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Equuleus (Little Horse/Pony/Foal)
Indus (Indian)
Microscopium (Microscope)
Pavo (Peacock)
Sagitta (Arrow)
Vulpecula (Fox)

October
Aquarius (Water-Carrier/Cup-Carrier)
Cepheus (King of Aethiopia/King)
Grus (Crane)
G = The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (5/13)
R = The Maze Runner by James Dashner(R = Runner) (7/13)
U =
S = Strangeville by Kenneth Tingle (2/13)

Lacerta (Lizard)
Octans (Octan/John Hadley-inventor of octan/Eight)
O = Are you listening? A personal account of Ovarian Cancer by Michelle Grey (1/28) o = ovarian
C = Fyrelocke by Christopher Kobb 1/31/14
T = confessions of a turtle wife by Anita Salzberg (1/22) T = turtle
A = A Discovery of Witches by D. Harkness 10/13/13
N =
S = 11/22/63 by Stephen King 10/13

Pegasus (abbreviation Peg)
Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish/Fish)

November
Andromeda
Cassiopeia (The Seated Queen/Queen/Vain Queen)
Phoenix
Pisces (Plural for Fish)
Sculptor
Tucana (Toucan)

December
Aries (Ram/Abbreviation Ari) The Scorch Trials (8/13) Character named Ari
Cetus (Sea Monster/Whale/Shark)
Eridanus (Po River/River) Graceling (7/13) Prince Po is a main character
Fornax (Furnace/Brazier) The Diviners - the furnace plays a major role in the book, almost like a lifeless character. 11/27/13 Libba Bray
Horologium (Clock)
Hydrus (Male Water Snake)
H = Heritage by SM Boyce 11/14/13
Y =
D = Silent Symmetry by JB Dutton 6/13
R=
U=
S= The Gunsliger by Stephen King 8/3/13

Perseus
Triangulum (The Triangle)

Other books I read to add still Lichgates and do not disturb, Treason, Confessions of Shopaholic, clovenhoof, Fire burn and cauldron bubble, just don't have time right now to figure where they may fit


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Laila Jane (axlilxlala) | 1125 comments ***COMPLETE***


I'm going to spell out one constellation for each month.

Total Books: 92/92
Constellations Completed: 11/12
June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014

June - Lupus - COMPLETE
L: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (06/17/13)
U: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (06/13/13)
P: Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas (12/02/13)
U: Until Fountain Bridge by Samantha Young (06/26/13)
S: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (06/07/13)

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) by Stephanie Perkins Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street, #1.5) by Samantha Young Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer

July - Corona Borealis - COMPLETE
C: Convicted by Aleatha Romig (10/12/13)
O: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young (06/23/13)
R: Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi (06/15/13)
O: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (08/17/13)
N: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (07/31/13)
A: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (06/04/13)

B: Between the Lines by Tammara Webber (06/30/13)
O: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout (08/19/13)
R: Ruined by S. Pratt (07/20/13)
E: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski (10/09/13)
A: After Tuesday by Renee Ericson (09/10/13)
L: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover (07/17/13)
I: I'll Be Here by Autumn Doughton (08/06/13)
S: Saving Face by T.J. Dell (07/13/13)

Convicted (Consequences, #3) by Aleatha Romig On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) by Samantha Young Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky, #0.5) by Veronica Rossi Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins
Between the Lines (Between the Lines, #1) by Tammara Webber Onyx (Lux, #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Ruined (Ruined, #1) by Shelly Pratt The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, #1) by J.A. Redmerski After Tuesday (These Days, #1) by Renee Ericson Losing Hope (Hopeless, #2) by Colleen Hoover I'll Be Here by Autumn Doughton Saving Face by T.J. Dell

August - Lyra - COMPLETE
L: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (09/15/13)
Y: Samantha Young, author of Down London Road (09/05/13)
R: Ruining Angel by S. Pratt (07/20/13)
A: Allegiant by Veronica Roth (10/24/13)

Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall, #1) by Shannon Messenger Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2) by Samantha Young Ruining Angel (Ruined, #2) by Shelly Pratt Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth

September - Cygnus - COMPLETE
C: Crash by Nicole Williams (01/09/14)
Y: You Against Me by Jenny Downham (05/02/14)
G: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (06/23/13)
N: Nyrae Dawn, author of Facade (07/25/13)
U: The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders (05/18/14)
S: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout (08/27/13)

Crash (Crash, #1) by Nicole Williams You Against Me by Jenny Downham Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Façade (Games, #2) by Nyrae Dawn The Unwanted Wife (Unwanted, #1) by Natasha Anders Shadows (Lux, #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

October - Pegasus - COMPLETE
P: Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (12/05/13)
E: Extras by Scott Westerfeld (01/24/14)
G: The Guise of a Gentleman by Donna Hatch (07/04/13)
A: Jennifer L. Armentrout, author of Trust in Me (10/26/13)
S: Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (09/16/13)
U: Until We Burn by Courtney Cole (12/07/13)
S: The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey (01/04/14)

Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Scott Westerfeld Extras (Uglies, #4) by Scott Westerfeld The Guise of a Gentleman (Rogue Hearts, #2) by Donna Hatch Trust in Me (Wait for You, #1.5) by J. Lynn Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta Until We Burn (Beautifully Broken, #2.5) by Courtney Cole The Storyteller's Daughter (Once Upon a Time Fairytales) by Cameron Dokey

November - Andromeda - COMPLETE
A: After Hello by Lisa Mangum (03/05/14)
N: Nicole Williams, author of Crash (01/09/14)
D: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (06/02/13)
R: The Redemption of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (02/10/14)
O: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout (08/20/13)
M: My Heart for Yours by Jolene Perry & Stephanie Campbell (08/12/13)
E: Katy Evans, author of Mine (02/18/14)
D: Dare You To by Katie McGarry (07/02/13)
A: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, authors of These Broken Stars (03/08/14)

After Hello by Lisa Mangum Crash (Crash, #1) by Nicole Williams Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #2) by Jessica Sorensen Opal (Lux, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout My Heart for Yours (My Heart for Yours, #1) by Steph Campbell Mine (Real, #2) by Katy Evans Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2) by Katie McGarry These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman

December - Perseus - COMPLETE
P: The Perfect Game by J. Sterling (01/25/14)
E: The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski (04/07/14)
R: Veronica Roth, author of The Transfer (09/03/14)
S: Specials by Scott Westerfeld (01/07/14)
E: Emma Chase, author of Tangled (04/10/14)
U: Untouched by Melody Grace (05/22/14)
S: The Sweetest Game by J. Sterling (01/29/14)

The Perfect Game (The Perfect Game, #1) by J. Sterling The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never, #2) by J.A. Redmerski Four The Transfer (Divergent, #0.1) by Veronica Roth Specials (Uglies, #3) by Scott Westerfeld Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase Untouched (Beachwood Bay, #0.5) by Melody Grace The Sweetest Game (The Perfect Game, #3) by J. Sterling

January - Orion - COMPLETE
O: Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout (08/28/13)
R: Rome by Jay Crownover (01/15/14)
I: If You Stay by Courtney Cole (08/14/13)
O: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout (08/31/13)
N: Laura Nowlin, author of If He Had Been with Me (12/12/13)

Origin (Lux, #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Rome (Marked Men, #3) by Jay Crownover If You Stay (Beautifully Broken, #1) by Courtney Cole Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin

February - Columba - COMPLETE
C: Castle Hill by Samantha Young (12/06/13)
O: Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry (10/31/13)
L: Lost and Found by Nicole Williams (11/03/13)
U: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (11/22/13)
M: My Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin (09/19/13)
B: The Book of Spells by Jennifer Probst (10/04/13)
A: The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen Lucas (12/11/13)

Castle Hill (On Dublin Street, #2.5) by Samantha Young Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn Lost and Found (Lost and Found, #1) by Nicole Williams Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld My Unexpected Forever (The Beaumont Series, #2) by Heidi McLaughlin The Book of Spells (Marriage to a Billionaire, #4.5) by Jennifer Probst The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen E. Lucas

March - Canis Minor - COMPLETE
C: The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (02/09/14)
A: A Toast to the Good Times by Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt (03/10/14)
N: Near and Far by Nicole Williams (03/12/14)
I: If You Leave by Courtney Cole (11/25/13)
S: Steph Campbell, author of Grounding Quinn (11/30/13)

M: My Fate for Yours by Steph Campbell and Jolene Perry (08/23/13)
I: If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin (12/12/13)
N: Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas (04/05/14)
O: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy (03/16/14)
R: Liz Reinhardt, author of Fall Guy (09/28/13)

The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) by Jessica Sorensen A Toast to the Good Times by Steph Campbell Near and Far (Lost and Found, #2) by Nicole Williams If You Leave (Beautifully Broken, #2) by Courtney Cole Grounding Quinn by Steph Campbell
My Fate for Yours (My Heart for Yours, #0.5) by Steph Campbell If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend Quartet, #1) by Monica Murphy Fall Guy (Youngblood, #1) by Liz Reinhardt

April - Ursa Major - COMPLETE
U: Undeclared by Jen Frederick (06/29/14)
R: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally (03/29/14)
S: Sherry Thomas, author of His at Night (12/17/13)
A: Fisher Amelie, author of Vain (03/26/14)

M: My Everything by Heid McLaughlin (06/30/13)
A: Angelfall by Susan Ee (04/28/14)
J: Just One Day by Gayle Forman (06/27/13)
O: One For The Money by Janet Evanovich (04/17/14)
R: Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken (04/21/14)

Undeclared (Woodlands, #1) by Jen Frederick Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks #4) by Miranda Kenneally His at Night by Sherry Thomas Vain (The Seven Deadly, #1) by Fisher Amelie
My Everything (The Beaumont Series, #1.5) by Heidi McLaughlin Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee Just One Day (Just One Day, #1) by Gayle Forman One For The Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich Ruin (Ruin, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

May - Centaurus
C: Crash into You by Katie McGarry (12/08/13)
E: Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout (05/08/14)
N: Nash by Jay Crownover (07/19/14)
T: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (06/15/13)
A: Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout (05/12/14)
U: Unbroken by Melody Grace (07/22/14)
R: Veronica Rossi, author of Brooke (11/27/13)
U: Until We Fly by Courtney Cole (07/31/14)
S: So Over You by Gwen Hayes (11/28/13)

Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3) by Katie McGarry Elixir (Covenant, #3.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Nash (Marked Men, #4) by Jay Crownover Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2) by Veronica Rossi Apollyon (Covenant, #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Unbroken (Beachwood Bay, #1) by Melody Grace Brooke (Under the Never Sky #2.5) by Veronica Rossi Until We Fly (Beautifully Broken, #4) by Courtney Cole So Over You by Gwen Hayes


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Sounds like a good plan, Laila! Welcome to the challenge.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Mini congrats, Suzanne, on those you've finished.


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AndaM | 168 comments Reading Challenges > The Celestial Challenge (Year Long)
09/20/12 -09/19/13
Spell-it-out challenge

Part 1
100/100

January
Caelum (The engraver's chisel)
C- Captive Bride by Johanna Lindsey 01/02/13
A- Animal Attraction (Halle Pumas omnibus 4-5) by Dana Marie Bell 09/21/12
E- Eternal Captive (Mark of the Vampire #3) by Laura Wright 11/20/12
L- L.J. Smith - Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #2) 09/23/12
U- Untamed (Language of Love #28) by Nora Roberts 10/02/12
M- Mating Games (Halle Pumas omnibus 1-3) by Dana Marie Bell 09/21/12
Captive Bride by Johanna Lindsey Animal Attraction (Halle Pumas, #4 & #5) by Dana Marie Bell Eternal Captive (Mark of the Vampire, #3) by Laura Wright Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries Stefan's Diaries, #2) by L.J. Smith Untamed by Nora Roberts Mating Games by Dana Marie Bell

Dorado (Dolphinfish/Swordfish)
D- Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breed #10) by Lara Adrian 12/12/12
O- Open Season by Linda Howard 09/29/12
R- Reynolds, D.B. - Sophia (Vampires in America #4) 09/20/12
A- Ashley, Jennifer - The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures #1) 09/27/12
D- Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark #10) by Kresley Cole 12/13/12
O- Once Touched, Never Forgotten by Natasha Tate 10/02/12
Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breed, #10) by Lara Adrian Open Season by Linda Howard Sophia (Vampires in America, #4) by D.B. Reynolds The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures, #1) by Jennifer Ashley Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #10) by Kresley Cole Once Touched, Never Forgotten (Harlequin Presents #3034) by Natasha Tate

Mensa (Table)
M- Moira Rogers - Cry Sanctuary (Red Rock Pass #1) 11/27/12
E- Simone Elkeles - Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry #2) 12/22/12
N- Never Cry Wolf (Night Watch #4) by Cynthia Eden 09/22/12
S- Shadow (New Species #9) by Laurann Dohner 11/22/12
A- Atlantis Betrayed (Warriors of Poseidon #6) by Alyssa Day 10/29/12
Cry Sanctuary (Red Rock Pass, #1) by Moira Rogers Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2) by Simone Elkeles Never Cry Wolf (Night Watch, #4) by Cynthia Eden Shadow (New Species, #9) by Laurann Dohner Atlantis Betrayed (Warriors of Poseidon, #6) by Alyssa Day

Orion (The Hunter)
O- Omega Mine (Alpha and Omega #1) by Aline Hunter 10/23/12
R- Rapture (The Fallen Angels #4) by J.R. Ward 10/31/12
I- In a Wolf's Embrace by Lora Leigh - Beyond the Dark 11/23/12
O- On the First Night of Christmas... by Heidi Rice 11/25/12
N- Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars #7) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips 10/08/12
Omega Mine (Alpha and Omega Series, #1) by Aline Hunter Rapture (The Fallen Angels, #4) by J.R. Ward Beyond the Dark (Includes Tale of the Demon World, #5; Breeds, #13) by Angela Knight On the First Night of Christmas... by Heidi Rice Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, #7) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Reticulum (Net/Reticle)
R- Linda Robertson - Hallowed Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #2) 11/27/12
E- Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #1) by Larissa Ione 01/16/13
T- The Flame and the Flower (Birmingham #1) by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 09/25/12
I- Iced (Fever #6) by Karen Marie Moning 12/10/12
C- Changing the Game (Play by Play #2) by Jaci Burton 01/17/13
U- Undone (Outcast Season #1) by Rachel Caine 12/28/12
L- Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires #11) by Rachel Caine 12/20/12
U- Under the Boardwalk(Costas Sisters #1) by Carly Phillips 01/01/13
M- My Lady Vixen by Connie Mason 12/17/12
Hallowed Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #2) by Linda Robertson Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #1) by Larissa Ione The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Iced (Dani O'Malley, #1) (Fever, #6) by Karen Marie Moning Changing The Game (Play By Play, #2) by Jaci Burton Undone (Outcast Season, #1) by Rachel Caine Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires, #11) by Rachel Caine Under the Boardwalk (Costas Sisters #1) by Carly Phillips My Lady Vixen by Connie Mason

Taurus (Bull)
T- This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars #5) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips 10/05/12
A- Aiden's Charity (Breeds #12) by Lora Leigh 11/23/12
U- Undeniable (Undeniable #1) by Madeline Sheehan 07/12/13
R- D.B. Reynolds - Duncan (Vampires in America #5)12/29/12
U- Undeniably Yours (Kowalski Family #2) by Shannon Stacey 07/14/13
S- Styx's Storm (Breeds #22) by Lora Leigh 02/02/13
This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars, #5) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Aiden's Charity (Breeds, #12) by Lora Leigh Undeniable (Undeniable, #1) by Madeline Sheehan Duncan (Vampires in America, #5) by D.B. Reynolds Undeniably Yours (Kowalski Family, #2) by Shannon Stacey Styx's Storm (Breeds, #22) by Lora Leigh

February
Auriga (Charioteer)
A- About a Dragon (The Dragon Kin #2) by G.A. Aiken 01/09/13
U- The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders 02/16/13
R- Richard Castle - Heat Wave (Nikki Heat #1) 01/27/13
I- If You Desire (MacCarrick Brothers #2) by Kresley Cole 02/11/12
G- The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead 12/19/12
A- G.A. Aiken - What a Dragon Should Know (The Dragon Kin #3) 01/11/13
About a Dragon (Dragon Kin, #2) by G.A. Aiken The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1) by Richard Castle If You Desire (MacCarrick Brothers, #2) by Kresley Cole The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2) by Richelle Mead What a Dragon Should Know (Dragon Kin, #3) by G.A. Aiken

Camelopardalis (Giraffe/Camel/Leopard)
C- Coyote's Mate (Breeds #18) by Lora Leigh 01/28/13
A- Ilona Andrews - Bayou Moon (The Edge #2) 01/21/13
M- Martin, Deirdre - Body Check (New York Blades #1) 02/13/13
E- Enslaved In Shadows (Shadow Unit #1) by Tigris Eden 02/18/13
L- Lynn Raye Harris - The Heartless Rebel (Bad Blood #5) 12/27/12
O- Once Burned (Night Prince #1) by Jeaniene Frost 12/26/12
P- Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1) by Simone Elkeles 12/11/12
A- Amanda Quick - Ravished 02/17/13
R- River Cast (The Tale of Lunarmorte #2) by Samantha Young 02/08/13
D- Dawn's Awakening (Breeds #14) by Lora Leigh 01/24/13
A- Anderson, Natalie - Hot Boss, Boardroom Mistress (Strictly Business #1) 03/15/13
L- Last Dragon Standing (The Dragon Kin #4) by G.A. Aiken 01/13/13
I- If You Deceive (MacCarrick Brothers #3) by Kresley Cole 02/12/13
S- Samantha Young - Blood Solstice (The Tale of Lunarmorte #3) 02/09/13
Coyote's Mate (Breeds, #18) by Lora Leigh Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) by Ilona Andrews Body Check (New York Blades, #1) by Deirdre Martin Enslaved in Shadows (Shadow Unit, #1) by Tigris Eden The Heartless Rebel (Bad Blood, #5) by Lynn Raye Harris Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Hot Boss, Boardroom Mistress by Natalie Anderson Last Dragon Standing (Dragon Kin, #4) by G.A. Aiken Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles Ravished by Amanda Quick River Cast (The Tale of Lunarmorte, #2) by Samantha Young Dawn's Awakening (Breeds, #14) by Lora Leigh If You Deceive (MacCarrick Brothers, #3) by Kresley Cole Blood Solstice (The Tale of Lunarmorte, #3) by Samantha Young

Canis Major (Greater Dog)
C- Cole, Kresley - Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark #11) 02/09/13
A- G.A. Aiken - The Dragon Who Loved Me (The Dragon Kin #5) 02/06/13
N- Nate (Devils on Horseback #1) by Beth Williamson 11/30/12
I- The Iron Duke (Iron Seas #1) by Meljean Brook 03/02/13
S- Showalter, Gena - Beauty Awakened (Angels of the Dark #2) 03/14/13
M- Mercury's War (Breeds #16) by Lora Leigh 01/26/13
A- Amanda Quick - Mistress 03/18/13
J- Jaci Burton - The Perfect Play (Play by Play #1) 12/28/12
O- One Night with a Hero (The Hero #2) by Laura Kaye 02/15/13
R- Lisa Marie Rice - Dangerous Lover (Dangerous #1) 02/27/13
Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark, #11) by Kresley Cole The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin, #5) by G.A. Aiken Nate (Devils on Horseback, #1) by Beth Williamson The Iron Duke (Iron Seas, #1) by Meljean Brook Beauty Awakened (Angels of the Dark, #2) by Gena Showalter Mercury's War (Breeds, #16) by Lora Leigh Mistress by Amanda Quick The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1) by Jaci Burton One Night with a Hero (The Hero, #2) by Laura Kaye Dangerous Lover (Dangerous, #1) by Lisa Marie Rice

Columba (Dove)
C- Cynful (Halle Shifters #2) by Dana Marie Bell 05/08/13
O- The Other Woman (Dundee, Idaho #7) by Brenda Novak 07/19/13
L- Lion's Heat (Breeds #21) by Lora Leigh 02/01/13
U- Unbeautifully (Undeniable #2) by Madeline Sheehan 08/10/13
M- Martin, Deirdre - Fair Play (New York Blades #2) 02/14/13
B- Blood Vow (Blood Moon Rising Trilogy #3) by Karin Tabke 01/23/13
A- A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland #1) by Judith McNaught 03/20/13
Cynful (Halle Shifters, #2) by Dana Marie Bell The Other Woman (Dundee, Idaho Series, #7) by Brenda Novak Lion's Heat (Breeds, #21) by Lora Leigh Unbeautifully (Undeniable, #2) by Madeline Sheehan Fair Play (New York Blades, #2) by Deirdre Martin Blood Vow (Blood Moon Rising Trilogy, #3) by Karin Tabke A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland, #1) by Judith McNaught

Gemini (Twins)
G- Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) by Kalayna Price 02/25/13
E- Evangeline Anderson - Claimed (Brides of the Kindred #1)02/21/13
M- Martin, Deirdre - Total Rush (New York Blades #3)03/21/13
I- The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead 03/03/13
N- The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts 12/30/12
I- If Angels Burn (Darkyn #1) by Lynn Viehl 03/15/13
Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) by Kalayna Price Claimed (Brides of the Kindred, #1) by Evangeline Anderson Total Rush (New York Blades, #3) by Deirdre Martin The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3) by Richelle Mead The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts If Angels Burn (Darkyn, #1) by Lynn Viehl

Lepus (Hare/Rabbit/Bunny)
L- Lora Leigh - Bengal's Heart (Breeds #20) 01/31/13
E- The Elusive Flame (Birmingham #2) by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 03/05/13
P- Paradise Wild by Johanna Lindsey 05/22/13
U- Unfinished Business by Nora Roberts 08/21/13
S- Jessica Sims - Beauty Dates the Beast (Midnight Liaisons #1) 05/06/13
Bengal's Heart (Breeds, #20) by Lora Leigh The Elusive Flame by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Paradise Wild by Johanna Lindsey Unfinished Business (Silhouette Intimate Moments #433) by Nora Roberts Beauty Dates the Beast (Midnight Liaisons, #1) by Jessica Sims

Monoceros (Unicorn)
M- Maya Banks - Enticed by His Forgotten Lover (Pregnancy & Passion #1) 03/04/13
O- One Night Heir (By His Royal Decree #1) by Lucy Monroe 07/24/13
N- Need (Need #1) by Carrie Jones 01/26/13
O- One True Love by Barbara Freethy 07/26/13
C- The Chief (Highland Guard #1) by Monica McCarty 05/22/13
E- Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 03/07/13
R- The Ranger (Highland Guard #3) by Monica McCarty 05/24/13
U- Lisa Unger - Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones #1) 08/22/13
S- Shelly Laurenston - Wolf with Benefits (Pride #8) 05/04/13
Enticed by His Forgotten Lover (Pregnancy & Passion, #1) by Maya Banks One Night Heir by Lucy Monroe Need (Need, #1) by Carrie Jones One True Love by Barbara Freethy The Chief (Highland Guard, #1) by Monica McCarty Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss The Ranger (Highland Guard, #3) by Monica McCarty Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones #1) by Lisa Unger Wolf with Benefits (Pride, #8) by Shelly Laurenston

Pictor (Painter/Painter's Easel)
P- The Paid Companion by Amanda Quick 05/31/13
I- I'm In No Mood For Love (Writer Friends #2) by Rachel Gibson 07/07/13
C- Kresley Cole - Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12) 06/28/13
T- The Trophy Wife (Bad Blood #6) by Janette Kenny 12/24/12
O- Robin D. Owens - Heart Mate (Celta's Heartmates #1) 08/28/13
R- Reckless by Amanda Quick 05/17/13
The Paid Companion by Amanda Quick I'm In No Mood For Love (Writer Friends, #2) by Rachel Gibson Lothaire (Immortals After Dark, #12) by Kresley Cole The Trophy Wife by Janette Kenny Heart Mate (Celta's Heartmates, #1) by Robin D. Owens Reckless by Amanda Quick


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Barbara ★ CHALLENGE COMPLETE! Better late than never.
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