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TASK HELP Winter 2012-2013 > 10.10 - Lucky 13

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message 1: by Sandy (last edited Nov 16, 2012 09:18PM) (new)

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10.10. Lucky 13.
While many superstitions surround the number 13 as unlucky, I’ve always found it a lucky number for me. Let's anticipate that the year 2013 will be a good one, and read a book with one of the following words or its variations in the title/subtitle – Luck, Fortune, Charm, Opportunity, Success. Variations are fine – for instance, you could read Lucky Jim, Fortunate Harbor, Charming Billy.


message 2: by Sandy (last edited Nov 17, 2012 01:23PM) (new)

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Variations that work:
Success - succeed


message 3: by Sandy (last edited Jan 11, 2013 04:10PM) (new)

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Negative words won't work:
Misfortune

Not approved:
A Backward Blessing


message 4: by kiki (new)

kiki (keekers) | 821 comments What about the word "succeed" in place of success? Is that variation too much of a stretch? Thanks for your help! :)


message 5: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 12645 comments Mod
kiki wrote: "What about the word "succeed" in place of success? Is that variation too much of a stretch? Thanks for your help! :)"

No, that will work.


message 6: by kiki (new)

kiki (keekers) | 821 comments great, thanks! :)


message 7: by Sue T (new)

Sue T (SueTinge) | 1365 comments Is "misfortune" to much of a variation - Maids of Misfortune?


message 8: by Sandy (new)

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Sue T wrote: "Is "misfortune" to much of a variation - Maids of Misfortune?"

No, we're going positive on this one - not negative!


message 9: by Bea (new)

Bea | 2935 comments I was wracking my brain and hunting my shelves for books that might be read for this task....and thought I was coming up blank. Then I sat down at my desk and raised my eyes...not in prayer...and my eyes fell on a stack of books from which Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende leaped out at me! and then I happened to walk past the shelf with current SRC books on it and, lo and behold, saw The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer, which I had planned but not yet read!

Seems when I was looking so hard, both books were hiding....sure.:)


message 11: by Sandy (new)

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Fiona (Titch) wrote: "A Backward Blessing - Libby Young?"

sorry, but that title doesn't include any variation of the specified words.


message 12: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (Titch) No worries, thanks Sandy x


message 13: by Marscha (new)

Marscha (mysterymb) | 290 comments Is 'charmed' allowed as a variation for charm?


message 15: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 12645 comments Mod
Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Lady Luck - Susan DiPlacido?"

Marscha wrote: "Is 'charmed' allowed as a variation for charm?"

yes to both!


message 16: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (Titch) ty xx


message 17: by Sue T (new)

Sue T (SueTinge) | 1365 comments Sandy wrote: "Sue T wrote: "Is "misfortune" to much of a variation - Maids of Misfortune?"

No, we're going positive on this one - not negative!"


That's what I figured, but it was worth a try.


message 18: by Deanna (new)

Deanna (whodunitrdr) | 191 comments Plurals are good? I am looking at:

The Sentinels: Fortunes of War by Gordon Zuckerman


message 19: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 12645 comments Mod
Deanna wrote: "Plurals are good? I am looking at:

The Sentinels: Fortunes of War by Gordon Zuckerman"


Sure - any reasonable variation of the listed words - plurals and possessives are the easy ones!


message 20: by Claire (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 993 comments I'm going to read Bad Luck And Trouble by Lee Child


message 21: by Vi (new)

Vi | 185 comments Sandy, can the words be located in the series title? Cos Jill Shalvis has a contemporary series - Lucky Harbor. If not, I found one in my library - Sweet Fortune which I'll read.


message 22: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 12645 comments Mod
Claire wrote: "I'm going to read Bad Luck And Trouble by Lee Child"

that works!


message 23: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 12645 comments Mod
Vi wrote: "Sandy, can the words be located in the series title? Cos Jill Shalvis has a contemporary series - Lucky Harbor. If not, I found one in my library - Sweet Fortune which I'll read."

sorry, just titles and subtitles


message 24: by Vi (new)

Vi | 185 comments No problem! Sweet Fortune it is then.


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