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message 1: by Lina (last edited Dec 21, 2012 05:54PM) (new)

Lina | 5563 comments Double-Decker Alphabet Bus

Travelling in order from A to Z, read one book per letter where EITHER the author's, or main character's first and last name, or two words in the title (prepositions A, An & The not counted), begin with the same letter.
So the double letter has to be in the one place; the title OR the series / author/ character name. Not one of each. That's only allowed for the QuickStops. (Q, U, V, X and Z). These "quick stops" are where Q, U, V, X, and Z, will allow the two letters to be taken ANYWHERE from the title, main characters, series or author's name.

eg.
Regular letters:
A- Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa Day
B- Bad Blood by Kristen Painter
C- Christie Craig, author: Shut Up and Kiss Me
QuickStops:
Q- Just Like Heaven: Smythe-Smith Quartet series by Julia Quinn
or
Quicksilver by Amanda Quick

Duration: January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013

We'll be doing Monthly updates, so please update your progress IN A NEW POST.

Participants:
Elishia
CaroB
Shosho
Mary
Susan
Lisa Kay
Dawn
?Alley?
?Jenny?
Susanne
Gea
Anna
Dani
Hayley
Karen
?Robin?
Damiellar
JenniferJ
Carrie
Gisela
Sarah
Catherine


message 2: by Elishia (last edited Apr 08, 2013 02:30PM) (new)

Elishia | 2620 comments i'm in

~RLftCI: Double-decker Alphabet Bus~
1st Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013

5/26 read



A Anna and the French Kiss 01/01/13
B Battle Buddy 24/01/13
C Cardio Conditioning 25/01/13
D One True Thing 13/02/13
E Etiquette & Espionage 21/02/13
F Firsts and Forever 22/03/13
G
H Head Over Heels Jill Shalvis
I
J
K Karen Kingsbury Or Kelly Keaton
L Lover At LastJR Ward
M Make Me, Sir Cherise Sinclair
N
O Out Of Focus L.A. Witt
P Pamela Palmer
Q *quickstop*
R Rock Chick Renegade Kristen Ashley OR Caregiver Rick R Reed
S Shopaholic and Sister Sophie Kinsella
T Twice Tempted Jeaniene Frost
U *quickstop*
V *quickstop*
W Who We Are TJ Klune OR When I Say When
X *quickstop*
Y
Z *quickstop*
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Battle Buddy by S.J.D. Peterson Cardio Conditioning (Work Out, #7) by Andrew Grey One True Thing (One Thing, #2) by Piper Vaughn


message 3: by Lina (last edited Jan 12, 2013 01:00PM) (new)

Lina | 5563 comments I'm in too :-)

~RLftCI: Double-decker Alphabet Bus~
1st Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013

2/26 read


A: All About Love by Stephanie Laurens, 04.01.13
Black Dagger Brotherhood, {series}: Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward, 12.01.13
C: The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M: Karen Marie Moning
N
O
P
Q *quickstop*
R
S
T
U *quickstop*
V *quickstop*
W
X *quickstop*
Y
Z *quickstop*

All About Love (Cynster, #6) by Stephanie Laurens Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5) by J.R. Ward


message 4: by ShoSho , Moderator (last edited Dec 17, 2012 02:54PM) (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'm in.

~RLftCI: Double-decker Alphabet Bus~
1st Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013

0/26 read


A
Animal Attractionby Jill Shalvis
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
*quickstop*
R
S
T

U *quickstop*
V *quickstop*
W
X
*quickstop*
Y
Z
*quickstop*


message 5: by Mary C (last edited May 26, 2013 05:52PM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 752 comments Thinking..., the in order part is what's holding me back. That and the 50 other 2013 challenges I signed up for already.

A: An Accidental Goddess-Linnea Sinclair 1/7-1/12
B: Bonded by Blood-Laurie London 1/19-1/20
C: The Courtesan's Secret-Claudia Dain 1/27-1/28
D: Death of a Dustman-MC Beaton 1/29
E: Some Enchanted Evening-Christina Dodd 2/5-2/6
F: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet-Darynda Jones 2/9
G: Good Groom Hunting-Shana Galen 2/17
H: The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Hallstead Hall)-Sabrina Jeffries 2/28-3/2
I: If I Can't Have You-Patti Berg 3/8/13
J: Snowbound-Janice Kay Johnson 3/20/13
K: When Harry Met Molly-Keiren Kramer 3/28
L: Shot in the Dark-Jennifer Connor (mc=Luci Lombart) 4/1/13
M: Days of Gold-Jude Deveraux (Malcolm McTern) 4/7-4/9/13
N: Needing Nita4/15/13
O: One & Only-Kara Griffin 4/16-4/17
P: Perfume of Paradise-Jennifer Blake
Q: Just Like Heaven-Smythe-Smith Quartet/Julia Quinn
R: The Riddle of Ryu-5/8
S: Lady Sophia's Lover-Lisa Kleypas 5/11
T: Texas Lily-(Too Hot To Handle bk 1)-Patricia Rice 5/12-5/13
U: Shadow Music U in title & author name 5/13
V: Venice Vampyr-Tina Folsom 5/17
W: Wind Warrior-Constance O'Banyon 5/18
X The Wedding Bargain X in Maximilian (mc) & Alexander (author last name)
Y He Sees You When You're Sleeping-Mary Higgins Clark
Z*: Julius Katz Mysteries-Dave Zeltzerman (Z in character and author's name)


message 6: by Elishia (new)

Elishia | 2620 comments Thanks CaroB you just saved me having to write all the letters out :-)


message 7: by Lina (last edited Dec 17, 2012 02:29PM) (new)

Lina | 5563 comments Mary wrote: "Thinking..., the in order part is what's holding me back. That and the 50 other 2013 challenges I signed up for already."

Yep, I wondered if everyone had caught that :-) It's a challenging challenge, lol!


Elishia wrote: "Thanks CaroB you just saved me having to write all the letters out :-)"
I aim to please!


message 8: by ShoSho , Moderator (last edited Dec 17, 2012 02:30PM) (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Elishia wrote: "Thanks CaroB you just saved me having to write all the letters out :-)"

:D I copied and pasted CaroB's post too Thanks


message 9: by Elishia (new)

Elishia | 2620 comments Yep, I wondered if everyone had caught that :-) It's a challe..."

Yes that's what made it exciting, I probably won't find it funny when i'm actually looking for the books.


message 10: by Lina (new)

Lina | 5563 comments LOL!!


message 11: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Elishia wrote: "Yep, I wondered if everyone had caught that :-) It's a challe..."

Yes that's what made it exciting, I probably won't find it funny when i'm actually looking for the books."


We always can follow the other people lists!


message 12: by Elishia (new)

Elishia | 2620 comments Thats what i'll be doing with the hard letters. I might go through my tbr now while i'm listening to a book.


message 13: by Lina (last edited Dec 17, 2012 02:46PM) (new)

Lina | 5563 comments Woops, just realised I stuffed up my first choice!

Fixed it.


message 14: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments CaroB wrote: "Woops, just realised I stuffed up my first choice!"
How?


message 15: by Lina (new)

Lina | 5563 comments I had the series beginning with A, and the title beginning with A, whereas that's only allowed for the QuickStops. (Q, U, V, X and Z). Otherwise, the double letter has to be in the one place, the title OR the series / author/ character name. Not one of each.


message 16: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments CaroB wrote: "I had the series beginning with A, and the title beginning with A, whereas that's only allowed for the QuickStops. (Q, U, V, X and Z). Otherwise, the double letter has to be in the one place, the t..."

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I didn't get that at first.That makes it sooooooooooooo challenging


message 17: by Lina (new)

Lina | 5563 comments I know!

*cue maniacal laughter*
Muuaaaaahahaha!


message 18: by Elishia (new)

Elishia | 2620 comments If i'm doing this right i'm finding them really easily


message 19: by Elishia (last edited Dec 17, 2012 03:09PM) (new)

Elishia | 2620 comments LOL you cruel woman.
CaroB I have an L for you Lucky in Love


message 20: by Lina (new)

Lina | 5563 comments Wow Elishia, You're on a roll! BTW, Parasol Protectorate is fine, series name counts.


message 21: by Elishia (new)

Elishia | 2620 comments Oh I changed it I wasn't sure, but if I read it first i'll use it. I'm giving up for today, i'll check my m/m books tomorrow.


message 22: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 752 comments Actually I misunderstood the rules when I first read them. It's harder then I thought. Still thinking. Trying not to do any challenges that require me to acquire any books. I have over 700 print books and over 500 ebooks so trying to read from those as a priority. But I'll think on it.


message 23: by Susan (susayq ~), Moderator (last edited Aug 02, 2013 06:59AM) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 6062 comments I'm in! I'll have to work on my list. This isn't something I can wing lol

RLftCI - Double Decker Bus
1/1/13 - 12/31/13

13/26

A Amy Andrews - The Devil and the Deep 1/7
B Beth Brown in Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan 1/28
C Calhoun Chronicles The Charm School by Susan Wiggs 2/7
D The Devil's Own Desperado by Lynda J Cox
E Elizabeth Elliott - The Dark Knight
F Delicate Freakn' Flower by Eve Langlais
G The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by Gina Lamm
H Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis
I The Italian's Inexperienced Mistress (Ruthless) by Lynne Graham
J Julie Jones in The Edge of Town by Dorothy Garlock
K Texas Wide Open by KC Klien
L The Look of Love by Bella Andre
M Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley
N Naked Nobility #__ by Sally MacKenzie
O
P Playing to Win Play by Play Series by Jaci Burton
Q *quickstop* Smith-Smythe Quartet by Julia Quinn
R Rock Chick ______ by Kristen Ashley
S Sebastian Sterling in A Perfect Bride by Samantha James
T Trouble in Texas by Katie Lane
U *quickstop* Buchanan Series by Susan Mallery
V *quickstop* Vexing the Viscount by Emily Bryan
W Woman in a Sheikh's World by Sarah Morgan
X *quickstop* The Luxe Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen
Y
Z *quickstop*


The Devil and the Deep by Amy Andrews Forged in Fire (Red-Hot SEALs, #1) by Trish McCallan The Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles #1) by Susan Wiggs The Devil's Own Desperado by Lynda J. Cox The Dark Knight (Montagues, #4) by Elizabeth Elliott Delicate Freakn' Flower (Freakn' Shifters, #1) by Eve Langlais The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl (Geek Girls, #1) by Gina Lamm Head Over Heels (Lucky Harbor, #3) by Jill Shalvis The Italian's Inexperienced Mistress (Ruthless) (Harlequin Presents, #2621) by Lynne Graham The Edge of Town (Jazz Age Series, #1) by Dorothy Garlock Texas Wide Open by K.C. Klein The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) by Bella Andre Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1) by Kristen Ashley


message 24: by Mary C (last edited Dec 17, 2012 04:19PM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 752 comments OK because I'm dense (and blonde) would this book work for this:

Fatal Affair(Fatal, #1) (for F,F?)

On my goodreads to read shelf the series name shows up as part of the book title link but it doesn't show up here.


message 25: by Lina (last edited Dec 17, 2012 04:18PM) (new)

Lina | 5563 comments Just edited the first post, hopefully this will make the rules clearer.


message 26: by Lina (new)

Lina | 5563 comments Mary wrote: "OK because I'm dense (and blonde) would this book work for this: Fatal Affair"

Not for the F. It would for the Quickstops though.


message 27: by Lina (new)

Lina | 5563 comments Just having a look through your To-Read Goodreads shelf Mary, and this is what I see: (I'm assuming that shelf is for books you already have)

A: All About Men / Arizona Angel / [author] Alina Adams
B: Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body / Be My Baby /Big Bad Wolf
C: The Case is Closed /A Cast=Off Coven
D: Dark and Deadly
E:
F: Fall Fury

etc (It was just a quick look)


message 28: by Mary C (last edited Dec 17, 2012 04:43PM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 752 comments Yes I am the annoying question lady this game:

Do author initials count? Like Denise A. Agnew?

and if a book has 2 authors can the letter be taken from both authors names: example Jim and Joyce Lavene?


message 29: by Elishia (new)

Elishia | 2620 comments Mary your making me laugh, I thought I had a lot of books but 700 on? No one can ever say anything to me again you've made me feel so much better :)

I was going to ask a similar question about the names.


message 30: by Lina (new)

Lina | 5563 comments Mary wrote: "Yes I am the annoying question lady this game:

Do author initials count? Like Denise A. Agnew?

and if a book has 2 authors can the letter be taken from both authors names: example Jim and Joyce ..."


I'll take the Author Initials, definitely, because they're part of the same name... but I'll vote no on the multiple author name. Sorry :-(


message 31: by Susan (susayq ~), Moderator (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 6062 comments Here's my question since the directions say we can use the character name for letter choices, AND it's said we could use various parts for the Quickstops, could I use the character Zoe who is the lead in the Zoe Martinique series for my Z?


message 32: by Lina (new)

Lina | 5563 comments Hmmm, Susan....

Yes, I'm keen to make the Quickstops as easy as possible because the rest of the challenge will be tough enough.

Hope that helps!


message 33: by Susan (susayq ~), Moderator (last edited Dec 17, 2012 05:08PM) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 6062 comments CaroB wrote: "Hmmm, Susan....

Yes, I'm keen to make the Quickstops as easy as possible because the rest of the challenge will be tough enough.

Hope that helps!"


Thanks! That does! Although, I may not even use that now that I've been searching a little more LOL But maybe that will help someone else for the Quickstops :)


message 34: by Mary C (last edited Dec 17, 2012 05:12PM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 752 comments Well you know I'm going to cave and do this. I have even created a Double Decker shelf and am going through my TBR books.

But I need to play hard to get for awhile so I don't feel like such a challenge slut.

(and ask lots of annoying questions)

Like: you said series can count but does have to be only 2 words like Parasol Protectorate: or would The Seven Deadly Sins work for SS?


message 35: by Lina (new)

Lina | 5563 comments ROFLMAO!!! Oh Mary, I'm at work and you just made me laugh out loud!!


message 36: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments **hee hee** You kill me, Mary.


message 37: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (last edited Dec 17, 2012 08:27PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments BTW, I'm in! List to follow

RLftCI: ~ Double Decker Bus ~
Duration: 1/1/13 - 12/31/13

0/26

A. - Avery Aames: The Long Quiche Goodbye (Library-Dead-Tree)
B. - Beverly Barton: Don't Cry (PB)
C. - Coreene Callahan: Fury of Fire (audible.com wishlist)
D. - Dee Davis: Dancing in the Dark (to determine media)
E. - Elizabeth Elliott: Betrothed (ordered-PB)
F. - Felix (& Dick) Francis: Even Money (HC)
G. - Go Green, Live Rich, by David Bach (Library-Kindle)
H. - The Husband Hunt, by Lynsay Sands (ODA)
I. -
J. -
K. -
L. -
M. -
N. - Notorious Nineteen, by Janet Evanovich
O. - Maggie Osborne: The Seduction of Samantha Kincade (OCD)
P. - Pamela Palmer: Desire Untamed (Kindle)
Q. - *quickstop* The Sum of All Kisses Smythe-Smith Quartet #3,
          by Julia Quinn (need to determine media)
R. -
S. -
T. -
U. - *quickstop* Trouble at the Wedding, by Laura Lee Guhrke (audible.com wishlist)
V. - *quickstop* Victoria Vane: A Wild Night's Bride (need to determine media)
W. -
X. - *quickstop*
Y. -
Z. - *quickstop*

The Long Quiche Goodbye (A Cheese Shop Mystery #1) by Avery Aames Don't Cry by Beverly Barton Fury of Fire (Dragonfury, #1) by Coreene Callahan Dancing in the Dark by Dee Davis Betrothed (Montagues, #2) by Elizabeth Elliott Even Money by Dick Francis Go Green, Live Rich 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying by David Bach The Husband Hunt (Madison Sisters, #3) by Lynsay Sands Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19) by Janet Evanovich The Seduction of Samantha Kincade (Dangerous Men, #1) by Maggie Osborne Desire Untamed (Feral Warriors, #1) by Pamela Palmer The Sum of All Kisses (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #3) by Julia Quinn Trouble at the Wedding (Abandoned at the Altar, #3) by Laura Lee Guhrke A Wild Night's Bride (The Devil DeVere #1) by Victoria Vane


message 38: by Alley (new)

Alley (alleycatfish) Question! What about A is for Alibi?


message 39: by Lina (new)

Lina | 5563 comments Yep, that would work Alley!


message 40: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 752 comments Man as I'm going through my TBR here I've found at least 20 books that I read already.


message 41: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments PsT Pst Susan
You've already read All About Passion.Remember our buddy read?


message 42: by Susan (susayq ~), Moderator (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 6062 comments ShoSho wrote: "PsT Pst Susan
You've already read All About Passion.Remember our buddy read?"


Well crap. You're right lol I looked at CaroB's list and forgot that she is behind.


message 43: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments **hee hee**


message 44: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) | 506 comments Well I had this theory this year I would do the hard leters for my abc challenges first, now you want me to read in order.Goodness Sakes! I can't refuse another challenge.

I'm in.


message 46: by Mary C (last edited Dec 17, 2012 07:43PM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 752 comments I am recycling post #5 for my list. I don't think I'll get all the way through the alphabet but I'll see how far I can go.


message 47: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments If anyone needs U, the Buchanans series by Susan Mallery is pretty good.


message 48: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Yeah.


message 49: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments I'm not going to stress if I can't get them all. I'm just going to be on the look-out. I've already found a couple of authors I'd like to try...so, for me, that is the point.


message 50: by Alley (new)

Alley (alleycatfish) CaroB wrote: "Yep, that would work Alley!"

So, theoretically, I could read the entire Kinsey Millhone series and only worry about the quickstops and W - Z. Almost seems like cheating.

I'll have to work on a list before I commit to this one.


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