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message 2: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 09:32AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2511 comments The Lost Challenges - Female Character Challenge



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A: Amelia - Highlander's Challenge - Jo Barrett 1/21
B: Belle - Master of Shadows - Angela Knight 3/7
C: Calliope - Sins of the Flesh - Eve Silver 1/9
D: Deryn - Leviathan - Scott Westerfield 1/16
E: Emerald - Legend of the Jade Dragon - Yasmine Galenorn 2/17
F: Florence - Florence of Arabia - Christopher Buckley 5/15
G: Grace - Monkeewrench - P.J. Tracy 1/19
H: Holly - The Frog Prince - Jane Porter 2/18
I: Isobella - The Return of Black Douglas - Elaine Coffman 4/7
J: Jenna - Taking a Shot - Jaci Burton 1/19
K: Kinsey - Q is for Quarry - Sue Grafton 1/24
L: Lucy - Absolutely, Positively - Heather Webber 2/5
M: Maya - The Calling - Kelley Armstrong 1/11
N: Natalie - In Golden Blood - Stephen Woodworth 2/6
O: Olivia - Spare Change - Bette Lee Crosby 3/21
P: Phoebe - Midnight Rain - Holly Lisle 1/17
Q: Nina Quinn - A Hoe Lot of Trouble - Heather Webber 10/30
R: Reason - Magic Lessons - Justine Larbalestier 1/24
S: Serena - Lucky's Lady - Tami Hoag 1/29
T: Thora - Ashes to Dust - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/22
U:
V: Valerie - Antarctica - Kim Stanley Robinson 3/13
W: Whitney - Hot Ice - Nora Roberts 1/16
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Y: Yukiko - Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff 2/13
Z:

Highlander's Challenge (Challenge, #1) by Jo Barrett Master of Shadows (Mageverse, #8) by Angela Knight Sins of the Flesh (Otherkin, #3) by Eve Silver Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Legend of the Jade Dragon (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #2) by Yasmine Galenorn Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley Monkeewrench (Monkeewrench, #1) by P.J. Tracy The Frog Prince by Jane Porter The Return of Black Douglas (Black Douglas, #2) by Elaine Coffman Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3) by Jaci Burton Q is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone, #17) by Sue Grafton Absolutely, Positively (Lucy Valentine, #3) by Heather Webber The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2) by Kelley Armstrong In Golden Blood (Violet Eyes, #3) by Stephen Woodworth Spare Change (Wyattsville #1) by Bette Lee Crosby Midnight Rain by Holly Lisle A Hoe Lot of Trouble (A Nina Quinn Mystery, #1) by Heather Webber Magic Lessons (Magic or Madness, #2) by Justine Larbalestier Lucky's Lady (Doucet #2) by Tami Hoag Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson Hot Ice by Nora Roberts Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1) by Jay Kristoff


message 3: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 02, 2014 03:22PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2511 comments 2013 Colossal Challenge
Duration: January 1 to December 31st 2013

Monthly-Mini
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Quarterly/Semi-Annual
1. Quarterly Holiday Challenge FINISHED 3/7
2. Summer Vacation- Quarterly Challenge FINISHED 8/11
3. ♔Disney Non-Princess Challenge ♔: Non-Princess-Non-Animated Scavenger Hunt FINISHED 8/9

Yearly & A-Z Challenges (Must be challenges started in 2013)
1. 2013 It’s All in a Name Challenge, 172/200 done
2. A-Z Title Challenge, 24/26 done
3. A-Z Author Challenge FINISHED 12/29
4. Gettin To Know You Challenge-A-Holics FINISHED 12/31
5. TLC 50 States Challenge, 46/51 done
6. Bands & Books Challenge, 143/144 done
7. A-Z Series Challenge FINISHED 12/27

Spell Out
1. Entertainment Challenge FINISHED 8/11

Misc:
1. Best Motion Picture of the Year Challenge FINISHED 8/21
2. Two by Two Challenge, 11/12
3. TV Addict: Grey's Anatomy FINISHED 6/25
4. Ducks In A Row Challenge - August/September FINISHED 9/30
5. Scattegories - August FINISHED 8/13
6. Scattegories - September FINISHED 9/21
7. Ducks In A Row Challenge - October/November FINISHED 11/24
8. Scattegories - October FINISHED 10/17
9. Scattegories - November FINISHED 11/29
10. Scattegories - December


message 4: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 21, 2013 03:51PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2511 comments TLC A-Z Friends Challenge

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✔A: (Ab2y) - Warrior - Zoe Archer 4/11
✔B: (Brandy *Ahviel*) - Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier 4/21
✔C: (Cassandra) - Undercover - Lauren Dane 7/7
✔D: (Darcie Mae) - In Bed With A Stranger - Mary Wine 1/17
✔E: (Ellenjsmellen) - The Frog Prince - Jane Porter 2/18
✔F: (FlibBityFLooB) - The Lion's Daughter - Loretta Chase 5/7
✔G: (★gwendolyn★) - Healing the Highlander - Melissa Mayhue 10/7
✔H: (Heather Tisdale) - Now or Never - Michele Bardsley 2/11
✔I: (ibNell) - Curfew - Phil Rickman 11/6
✔J: (Jan Elkins) - Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet - Darynda Jones 2/2
✔K: (♡KarLynP♡) - The Pleasure of Your Kiss - Teresa Medeiros 3/26
✔L: (❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥) - Beyond the Night - Joss Ware 12/20
✔M: (✿Michelle✿) - Midnight Rain - Holly Lisle 1/17
✔N: (Natalie HILLIER) - Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes - Denise Grover Swank 12/14
✔O: (Oktabby) - F is for Fugitive - Sue Grafton 2/21
✔P: (Pamela) - Calamity Jayne - Kathleen Bacus 2/17
✔Q: (Quinn Barrett) - The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton 2/28
✔R: (♥Robin ♥) - The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel - Kim Fay 7/30
✔S: (☆♥Starzee♥☆) - Demon Hunts - C.E. Murphy 6/28
✔T: (Tien) - Odalisque - Fiona McIntosh 5/30
✔U: (Uroosa) - Reason to Breathe - Rebecca Donovan 5/5
✔V: (Vicky Stanley) - Guilty as Sin - Tami Hoag 10/13
✔W: (Wendy Cleveland) - Phoenix Rising - Philippa Ballantine 5/2
✔X: (Xviky) - Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare 8/2
✔Y: (Yz the Whyz) - Over the Edge - Suzanne Brockmann 7/31
✔Z: (Zanahoria) - Absolutely, Positively - Heather Webber 2/5

Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1) by Zoe Archer Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters, #1) by Juliet Marillier Undercover (Federation Chronicles, #1) by Lauren Dane In Bed With A Stranger (McJames, #1) by Mary Wine The Frog Prince by Jane Porter The Lion's Daughter (Scoundrels, #1) by Loretta Chase Healing the Highlander (Daughters of the Glen, #7) by Melissa Mayhue Now or Never (Wizards of Nevermore, #2) by Michele Bardsley Curfew by Phil Rickman Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones The Pleasure of Your Kiss (Burke Brothers, #1) by Teresa Medeiros Beyond the Night (Envy Chronicles, #1) by Joss Ware Midnight Rain by Holly Lisle Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery, #1) by Denise Grover Swank F is for Fugitive (Kinsey Millhone, #6) by Sue Grafton Calamity Jayne (Calamity Jayne Mystery, #1) by Kathleen Bacus The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay Demon Hunts (Walker Papers, #5) by C.E. Murphy Odalisque (Percheron, #1) by Fiona McIntosh Reason to Breathe (Breathing, #1) by Rebecca Donovan Guilty as Sin (Deer Lake #2) by Tami Hoag Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1) by Philippa Ballantine Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare Over the Edge (Troubleshooters, #3) by Suzanne Brockmann Absolutely, Positively (Lucy Valentine, #3) by Heather Webber

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 5: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 31, 2013 04:49AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2511 comments Bands & Books Challenge

Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2013
Level: LP Vinyl Record: 12 inches = 12 genres with 12 books in each


READ: 143/144

Kiss~Romance COMPLETE!
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Everclear~Mystery COMPLETE!
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Dream Theater~Fantasy COMPLETE!
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Grateful Dead~Vampires COMPLETE!
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Porno for Pyros~Paranormal Romance COMPLETE!
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Kid Rock~Young Adult COMPLETE!
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New Kids on the Block~First in Series COMPLETE!
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Violent Femmes~Witches or Kick Ass Heroine COMPLETE!
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The Who~New Authors COMPLETE!
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ColdPlay~Books set in cold places COMPLETE!
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Iron Maiden~Steampunk 11/12
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AC/DC~Audiobook COMPLETE!
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message 6: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 09:37AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2511 comments The Lost Challenges - Male Character Name Challenge



READ: 26/26

A: Arik - Immortal Rider - Larissa Ione 2/22
B: Brodick - In Bed With A Stranger - Mary Wine 1/17
C: Clay - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan 2/9
D: Dutch - Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye - Victoria Laurie 5/24
E: Etienne - Lucky's Lady - Tami Hoag 1/29
F: Faolan - The Highlander's Fury - Maeve Greyson 2/15
G: Gabriel - Warrior - Zoe Archer 4/11
H: Hiro - Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff 2/13
I: Ian - Shadows in the Starlight - Elaine Cunningham 4/2
J: Jared - The Trouble with J.J. - Tami Hoag 2/20
K: Klaus - The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket 3/10
L: Lokan - Body of Sin - Eve Silver 1/9
M: Malkam - Demon from the Dark - Kresley Cole 1/6
N: Nicholas - Hungry As The Sea - Wilbur Smith 1/27
O: Odd Thomas - Odd Apocalypse - Dean Koontz 1/17
P: Pace - Double Play - Jill Shalvis 3/20
Q: Qhuinn - Lover At Last - J.R. Ward 6/4
R: Rule - Blood Challenge - Eileen Wilks 1/6
S: Sean - When the Lion Feeds - Wilbur Smith 5/10
T: Tyler - Taking a Shot - Jaci Burton 1/19
U: Urian - Time Untime - Sherrilyn Kenyon 11/10 (sec character)
V: Vigholf - The Dragon Who Loved Me - G.A. Aiken 3/6
W: Wintrow - Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb 1/4
X: X - Antarctica - Kim Stanley Robinson 3/13
Y: Shan Yun - The Skull Mantra - Eliot Pattison 6/14
Z: Zachary - The Siren Song - Anne Ursu 1/30

Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2; Demonica, #7) by Larissa Ione In Bed With A Stranger (McJames, #1) by Mary Wine Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mystery, #1) by Victoria Laurie Lucky's Lady (Doucet #2) by Tami Hoag The Highlander's Fury by Maeve Greyson Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1) by Zoe Archer Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1) by Jay Kristoff Shadows in the Starlight (Changeling, #2) by Elaine Cunningham The Trouble with J.J. by Tami Hoag The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4) by Lemony Snicket Body of Sin (Otherkin, #4) by Eve Silver Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #10) by Kresley Cole Hungry As The Sea by Wilbur A. Smith Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas, #5) by Dean Koontz Double Play (Pacific Heat, #1) by Jill Shalvis Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) by J.R. Ward Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7) by Eileen Wilks When the Lion Feeds (Courtney, #1) by Wilbur A. Smith Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3) by Jaci Burton Time Untime (Hellchaser, #5; Were-Hunter #9; Dark-Hunter, #21) by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin, #5) by G.A. Aiken Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3) by Robin Hobb Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson The Skull Mantra (Inspector Shan, #1) by Eliot Pattison The Siren Song (Cronus Chronicles, #2) by Anne Ursu


message 7: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 09:25AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2511 comments A-Z Title Challenge



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✔A: Antarctica - Kim Stanley Robinson 3/13 ★★★
✔B: Black Dawn - Rachel Caine 7/2 ★★★★★
✔C: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor - Lisa Kleypas 2/1 ★★★
✔D: Devilish - Maureen Johnson 4/14 ★★★
✔E: Everneath - Brodi Ashton 6/18 ★★★★★
✔F: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet - Darynda Jones 2/2 ★★★★★
✔G: Gunmetal Magic - Ilona Andrews 10/25 ★★★★★
✔H: Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones 3/17 ★★
✔I: Immortal Rider - Larissa Ione 2/22 ★★★★★
J: Just Evil - Vickie McKeehan
✔K: Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne 8/16 ★★★★
✔L: Legend of the Jade Dragon - Yasmine Galenorn 2/17 ★★★★
✔M: Monkeewrench - P.J. Tracy 1/19 ★★★★★
✔N: Naked Edge - Pamela Clare 8/3 ★★★★★
✔O: Odalisque - Fiona McIntosh 5/30 ★★★★
✔P: Pleasure and Purpose - Megan Hart 5/29 ★★★★
✔Q: Q is for Quarry - Sue Grafton 1/24 ★★★★
✔R: Reason to Breathe - Rebecca Donovan 5/5 ★★★★★
✔S: Starfire Angels - Melanie Nilles 11/15 ★★★
✔T: Through Violet Eyes - Stephen Woodworth 3/20 ★★★★★
✔U: Unnatural - Michael Griffo 2/28 ★★★
✔V: Voice Of Crow - Jeri Smith-Ready 4/8 ★★★★
✔W: White Elephant Dead - Carolyn Hart 2/3 ★★★
X: The X-Dames:A Lucy Ripken Mystery - J.J. Henderson
✔Y: The Ylem - Tatiana Vila 4/29 ★★
✔Z: Zugzwang - Ronan Bennett 1/31 ★★★

Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12) by Rachel Caine Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Devilish by Maureen Johnson Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi Ashton Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2; Demonica, #7) by Larissa Ione Just Evil (The Evil Trilogy, #1) by Vickie McKeehan Kill Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #2) by Maggie Shayne Legend of the Jade Dragon (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #2) by Yasmine Galenorn Monkeewrench (Monkeewrench, #1) by P.J. Tracy Naked Edge (I-Team, #4) by Pamela Clare Odalisque (Percheron, #1) by Fiona McIntosh Pleasure and Purpose (Order of Solace, #1) by Megan Hart Q is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone, #17) by Sue Grafton Reason to Breathe (Breathing, #1) by Rebecca Donovan Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels Dark Angel Chronicles, #1) by Melanie Nilles Through Violet Eyes by Stephen Woodworth Unnatural (Archangel Academy, #1) by Michael Griffo Voice of Crow (Aspect of Crow, #2) by Jeri Smith-Ready White Elephant Dead (Death on Demand, #11) by Carolyn Hart X-Dames A Lucy Ripken Mystery by J.J. Henderson The Ylem (The Ylem Trilogy, #1) by Tatiana Vila Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett


message 8: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 09:16AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2511 comments A-Z Author Challenge

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✔A: Kelley Armstrong - The Calling 1/11 ★★★★
✔B: Shannon Butcher - Finding the Lost 12/29 ★★★★
✔C: Deborah Cooke - Winter Kiss 8/14 ★★★
✔D: Diane Mott Davidson - Chopping Spree 5/5 ★★★
✔E: Cynthia Eden - Deadly Fear 5/29 ★★★★
✔F: Stephen Foreman - Toehold: A Novel 2/8 ★★★
✔G: Sue Grafton - F is for Fugitive 2/21 ★★★
✔H: Laurell K. Hamilton - Affliction 11/9 ★★★★★
✔I: Larissa Ione - Rogue Rider 4/6 ★★★★★
✔J: Allyson James - Firewalker 10/27 ★★★★★
✔K: Jayne Ann Krentz - Dawn in Eclipse Bay 7/3 ★★★★
✔L: Justine Larbalestier - Magic Lessons 1/24 ★★★★
✔M: Richard Montanari - The Rosary Girls 5/26 ★★★★
✔N: Chloe Neill - Biting Cold 4/23 ★★★
✔O: Karen Olson - Driven to Ink 3/24 ★★★★
✔P: Elizabeth Peters - Crocodile on the Sandbank 4/4 ★★★★
✔Q: Julie Quinn - A Night Like This 1/13 ★★★★★
✔R: Jennifer Rardin - Bitten to Death 4/27 ★★★★
✔S: Denise Swank - Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes 12/14 ★★★★
✔T: James Thompson - Snow Angels 5/7 ★★★
✔U: Anne Ursu - The Siren Song 1/30 ★★★★
✔V: Rachel Vincent - Before I Wake 6/9 ★★★★
✔W: Heather Webber - Absolutely, Positively 2/5 ★★★★★
✔X: Qui Xiaolong - The Mao Case 5/21 ★★
✔Y: Yrsa Sigurðardóttir - Ashes to Dust 1/22 ★★★
✔Z: Zoë Sharp - Killer Instinct 2/9 ★★★

Personal Demon (Women of the Otherworld, #8) by Kelley Armstrong Finding the Lost (Sentinel Wars, #2) by Shannon K. Butcher Winter Kiss (Dragonfire, #4) by Deborah Cooke Chopping Spree (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #11) by Diane Mott Davidson Deadly Fear (Deadly, #1) by Cynthia Eden Toehold A Novel by Stephen H. Foreman "F" is for Fugitive (Kinsey Millhone #6) by Sue Grafton Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22) by Laurell K. Hamilton Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance #4; Demonica #9) by Larissa Ione Firewalker (Stormwalker, #2) by Allyson James Dawn in Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay Trilogy, # 2) by Jayne Ann Krentz Magic Lessons (Magic or Madness, #2) by Justine Larbalestier The Rosary Girls (Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne, #1) by Richard Montanari Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill Driven to Ink (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #3) by Karen E. Olson Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinn Bitten to Death (Jaz Parks, #4) by Jennifer Rardin Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery, #1) by Denise Grover Swank Snow Angels (Inspector Kari Vaara, #1) by James Thompson The Siren Song (Cronus Chronicles, #2) by Anne Ursu Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6) by Rachel Vincent Absolutely, Positively (Lucy Valentine, #3) by Heather Webber The Mao Case (Inspector Chen Cao #6) by Qiu Xiaolong Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Killer Instinct (A Charlie Fox Thriller, #1) by Zoë Sharp


message 9: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 29, 2013 03:47PM) (new)

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Cable Channel Challenges - January: Animal Planet

READ: 7/7

✔1. Tanked: Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb (the family business - shipping is very important) 1/4
✔2. Finding Bigfoot: Q is for Quarry - Sue Grafton (search for a murderer) 1/24
✔3. Pit Boss: The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde (m.c. is misunderstood and underappreciated) 1/8
✔4. Call of the Wildman: Taking a Shot - Jaci Burton (yummy man on cover) 1/19
✔5. River Monsters: Hungry As The Sea - Wilbur Smith (set on a boat in the Atlantic Ocean) 1/27
✔6. Meerkat Manor: Lucky's Lady - Tami Hoag (one twin tries to kill the other) 1/29
✔7. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Leviathan - Scott Westerfield (giant fabricated whale is central to plot) 1/16

Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3) by Robin Hobb Q is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone, #17) by Sue Grafton The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1) by Jasper Fforde Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3) by Jaci Burton Hungry As The Sea by Wilbur A. Smith Lucky's Lady (Doucet #2) by Tami Hoag Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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January As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 4/4

✔1. Leviathan - Scott Westerfield (Leviathan) 1/18
✔2. Magic Lessons - Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness) 1/24
✔3. Sins of the Flesh - Eve Silver (Otherkin #3) 1/9
✔4. Body of Sin - Eve Silver (Otherkin #4) 1/9
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Magic Lessons (Magic or Madness, #2) by Justine Larbalestier Sins of the Flesh (Otherkin, #3) by Eve Silver Body of Sin (Otherkin, #4) by Eve Silver

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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January Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 2/2

East: New genre
Into Thin Air:Mt. Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer 1/13

West: New author
Highlander's Challenge - Jo Barrett 1/21

Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer Highlander's Challenge (Challenge, #1) by Jo Barrett

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Cable Channel Challenge February: Adult Swim

READ: 7/7

✔1. Family Guy: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor - Lisa Kleypas (heroine has large family) 2/1
✔2. American Dad: The Brass Bed - Jennifer Stevenson (set in Massachusetts) 2/3
✔3. Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan (hero has 2 roommates) 2/9
✔4. Futurama: Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff (steampunk robots) 2/13
✔5. The Venture Bros: The Cold Room - J.T. Ellison (twin brothers) 2/20
✔6. Robot Chicken: Grendel - John Gardner (reminds me of sitting in English class clueless) 2/16
✔7. Squidbillies: In Golden Blood - Stephen Woodworth (villain kills people left and right) 2/6

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas The Brass Bed (Jewel Heiss #1) by Jennifer Stevenson Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1) by Jay Kristoff The Cold Room (Taylor Jackson, #4) by J.T. Ellison Grendel by John Gardner In Golden Blood by Stephen Woodworth

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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February As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 4/4

✔1~ Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye (Domestic Gods) 2/26
✔2~ Now or Never - Michele Bardsley (Wizards of Nevermore) 2/11
✔3~ Absolutely, Positively - Heather Webber (Lucy Valentine) 2/5
✔4~ Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet - Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson) 2/2

Romeo, Romeo (Domestic Gods, #1) by Robin Kaye Now or Never (Wizards of Nevermore, #2) by Michele Bardsley Absolutely, Positively (Lucy Valentine, #3) by Heather Webber Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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February Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 2/2

✔East: On Call In Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story - Cdr Richard Jadick (true story - military/war which I dislike) 2/27
✔West: Unnatural - Michael Griffo (new author) 2/28

On Call In Hell A Doctor's Iraq War Story by Richard Jadick Unnatural (Archangel Academy, #1) by Michael Griffo

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Cable Channel Challenge March: Nick Jr

READ: 7/7

✔1. Team Umizoomi: Delusion in Death - J.D. Robb (Eve Dallas #35) 3/6
✔2. Dora the Explorer: Antarctica - Kim Stanley Robinson (char explore/exploit Antarctica for gain) 3/14
✔3. Go, Diego, Go: The Dragon Who Loved Me - G.A. Aiken (hero is a dragon shifter) 3/6
✔4. Bubble Guppies: A Falcon Flies - Wilbur Smith (a good portion set at sea) 3/31
✔5. Mike the Knight: Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones (witch) 3/17
✔6. Wow Wow Wubbzy: The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket (set in Paltryville) 3/10
✔7. The Fresh Beat Band: The Taking - Erin McCarthy (foreshadowing) 3/18

Delusion in Death (In Death, #35) by J.D. Robb Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin, #5) by G.A. Aiken A Falcon Flies (The Ballantyne Novels, #1) by Wilbur A. Smith Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4) by Lemony Snicket The Taking (Seven Deadly Sins, #3) by Erin McCarthy

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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March As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 5/5

✔1 ~ The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde (Thursday Next) 3/9
✔2 ~ The Forgotten - David Baldacci (Puller)
✔3 ~ Goliath - Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan) 3/5
✔4 ~ The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events) 3/10
✔5 ~ The Dragon Who Loved Me - G.A. Aiken (Dragon Kin) 3/6

The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper Fforde The Forgotten (Puller, #2) by David Baldacci Goliath (Leviathan, #3) by Scott Westerfeld The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4) by Lemony Snicket The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin, #5) by G.A. Aiken

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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March Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 2/2

East: The Paperbark Shoe - Goldie Goldbloom (new genre-fiction) DNF 3/1
West: Antarctica - Kim Stanley Robinson (New author) 3/13

The Paperbark Shoe by Goldie Goldbloom Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Cable Channel Challenge April: HBO

READ: 7/7

✔1. True Blood: Born to Bite - Lindsay Sands (vampire) 4/13
✔2. Game of Thrones: A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin (mythical land) 4/25
✔3. Sex and the City: Biting Cold - Chloe Neill (cityscape on cover) 4/23
✔4. The Sopranos: The Girl Who Disappeared Twice - Andrea Kane (mafia connection) 5/3
✔5. Band of Brothers: Warrior - Zoe Archer (a band of warriors protecting the world) 4/11
✔6. Entourage: U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton (set in California) 4/13
✔7. Deadwood: The Next Always - Nora Roberts (small town) 4/9

Born to Bite (Argeneau, #13) by Lynsay Sands A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1) by Zoe Archer U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21) by Sue Grafton The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts

7/7 COMPLETE 5/3/13


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April As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 4/4

✔1~ The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) 4/30
✔2~ Rogue's Challenge - Jo Barrett (Challenge) 4/29
✔3~ A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin (A Song of Fire and Ice) 4/25
✔4~ Bitten to Death - Jennifer Rardin (Jaz Parks) 4/27

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Rogue's Challenge (Challenge, #2) by Jo Barrett A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin Bitten to Death (Jaz Parks, #4) by Jennifer Rardin

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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April Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 0/2

East: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain (non-fiction)
West: The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss (new author)

Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss


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May - Judge a Book by Its Cover Challenge

READ: 3/3

✔1. Phoenix Rising - Philippa Ballantine 5/2
✔2. The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart 5/14
✔3. Pushing Up Daisies - Rosemary Harris 5/19

Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1) by Philippa Ballantine The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart Pushing Up Daisies (Dirty Business, #1) by Rosemary Harris

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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May As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 4/4

✔1 ~ Phoenix Rising - Philippa Ballantine (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences) 5/2
✔2 ~ Tiger's Quest - Colleen Houck (The Tiger Saga) 5/4
✔3 ~ Bookplate Special - Lorna Barrett (A Booktown Mystery) 5/4
✔4 ~ Beautiful Redemption - Kami Garcia (Caster Chronicles) 5/19

Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1) by Philippa Ballantine Tiger's Quest (The Tiger Saga, #2) by Colleen Houck Bookplate Special (A Booktown Mystery, #3) by Lorna Barrett Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles, #4) by Kami Garcia

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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May Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 2/2

EAST: Florence of Arabia - Christopher Buckley (humor) 5/15
WEST: Small as an Elephant - Jennifer Richard Jacobson (new author) 5/9

Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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June Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 2/2

To the East: Hannah's Dream - Diane Hammond (women's fiction) 6/15

To the West: Everneath - Brodi Ashton (new author) 6/18

Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi Ashton

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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June As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 6/6

✔1~ This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein) 6/26
✔2~ Dragon Unmasked - Kathleen Nance (Earth Magic) 6/30
✔3~ Magic's Child - Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness) 6/28
✔4~ A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin (A Song of Fire & Ice) 6/13
✔5~ Demon Hunts - C.E. Murphy (Walker Papers) 6/28
✔6~ Before I Wake - Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers) 6/9

This Dark Endeavour (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #1) by Kenneth Oppel Dragon Unmasked (Earth Magic #2) by Kathleen Nance Magic's Child (Magic or Madness, #3) by Justine Larbalestier A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin Demon Hunts (Walker Papers, #5) by C.E. Murphy Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6) by Rachel Vincent

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Cable Channel Challenge June: The Weather Channel

READ: 7/7

✔1. Local on the 8's: Whiplash - Catherine Coulter (8 letters in title) 6/20
✔2. Storm Riders: Deeply Odd - Dean Koontz (hero spends most of book riding around looking for villain) 6/17
✔3. Twist of Fate: Everneath - Brodi Ashton (heroine survives hell, literally) 6/18
✔4. Lifeguard! Southern California: M Is for Malice - Sue Grafton (set in California) 6/24
✔5. First Outlook: This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel (first in series) 6/26
✔6. Epic Conditions: A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin (1060 pages) 6/13
✔7. Iron Men: Lion's Heat - Lora Leigh (hottie on cover) 6/7

Whiplash (FBI Thriller, #14) by Catherine Coulter Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas, #6) by Dean Koontz Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi Ashton M Is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, #13) by Sue Grafton This Dark Endeavour (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #1) by Kenneth Oppel A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin Lion's Heat (Breeds, #21) by Lora Leigh

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Scattegories - July
Letter = D

READ: 13/12

General
1. Book Title: Dawn in Eclipse Bay - Jayne Ann Krentz 7/3 (1 point)
2. Author: Unencumbered - Dennis Glawe 7/5 (1 point)
3. Main Character: Claire Danvers - Black Dawn - Rachel Caine 7/2 (1 point)
4. Secondary Character: Dixon - Black Friday - Alex Kava 7/27 (1 POINT)
5. Place: Denmark - The Paris Vendetta - Steve Perry 7/8 (1 POINT)
6. Cover: deck (of the boat) - Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey - Trenton Lee Stewart 7/26 (1 POINT)

July Specials
7. Red: (Claire watched as Michael's eyes narrowed and turned dangerously red) p 194 nook - Black Dawn (1 point)
8. Chilly: (She shivered from both the delicious chill and the feel of his fingers following it) p243 nook - Black Dawn (1 point)
9. Related to a dog: (a dapper salt-and-pepper Schnauzer jumped out of the open car door) p63 - Dawn in Eclipse Bay (2 points)
10. Loud: (domineering type inclined to get a little loud at times) p56 - Dawn in Eclipse Bay (1 point)
11. Food: (dill and yogurt-laced cucumber salad) p68 - Dawn in Eclipse Bay (1 point)
12. Unearthly: (they're gonna transfer the bodies of these extraterrestrials they've got in deep-freeze in Area 51) p97 - Dawn in Eclipse Bay (1 point)

Dawn in Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay Trilogy, # 2) by Jayne Ann Krentz Unencumbered Of Love, Life, and the Law by Dennis Glawe Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12) by Rachel Caine The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5) by Steve Berry Black Friday (Maggie O'Dell, #7) by Alex Kava The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #2) by Trenton Lee Stewart

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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July As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 7/7

✔1~ Under Your Spell - Lois Greiman (Mayfair Witches) 7/3
✔2~ The Darkest Edge of Dawn - Kelly Gay (Charlie Madigan) 7/5
✔3~ Citadel - Kate Mosse (Languedoc) 7/16
✔4~ A Cold-Blooded Business - Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak) 7/8
✔5~ The Paris Vendetta - Steve Berry (Cotton Malone) 7/8
✔6~ A Highlander's Homecoming - Melissa Mayhue (Daughters of the Glen) 7/10
✔7~ Shades of Midnight - Lara Adrian (Midnight Breed) 7/17
Under Your Spell (Witches of Mayfair, #1) by Lois Greiman The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, #2) by Kelly Gay Citadel (Languedoc, #3) by Kate Mosse A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak, #4) by Dana Stabenow The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5) by Steve Berry A Highlander's Homecoming (Daughters of the Glen, #6) by Melissa Mayhue Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7) by Lara Adrian

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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July Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 2/2

East: Briar Rose - Jane Yolen (about the Holocaust) 7/6
West: The Rook - Daniel O'Malley (new author) 7/25

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley

I started out with this book thinking it was an international author and translated which it turned out not to be. Therefore I switched books to meet the challenge requirements.
East: The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel - Kim Fay 7/29

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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August As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 11/11

✔1~ The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler (Philip Marlowe) 8/16
✔2~ Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne (Secrets of Shadow Falls) 8/16
✔3~ The Well of Shades - Juliet Marillier (Bridei Chronicles) 8/7
✔4~ Naked Edge - Pamela Clare (I Team) 8/3
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) by Raymond Chandler Kill Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #2) by Maggie Shayne The Well of Shades (The Bridei Chronicles, #3) by Juliet Marillier Naked Edge (I-Team, #4) by Pamela Clare

✔1~ Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan (The Lynburn Legacy) 8/8
✔2~ Scoundrel - Zoe Archer (The Blades of the Rose) 8/18
✔3~ The Red Heart of Jade - Marjorie Liu (Dirk & Steele) 8/31
✔4~ Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke (Dragonfire) 8/14
Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan Scoundrel (The Blades of the Rose, #2) by Zoe Archer The Red Heart of Jade (Dirk & Steele, #3) by Marjorie M. Liu Winter Kiss (Dragonfire, #4) by Deborah Cooke

✔1~ A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason (Sin Trilogy) 8/9
✔2~ The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper (Naked Werewolf) 8/3
✔3~ Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices) 8/2
A Taste of Sin (Sin Trilogy, #1) by Connie Mason The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #2) by Molly Harper Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Cable Channel Challenge August: Fox

READ: 7/7

✔1. The Simpsons- The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog - Elizabeth Peters (book 7 of 19) 8/13
✔2.American Idol- The Seventh Sinner - Elizabeth Peters (m.c. walks around singing like a loon) 8/28
✔3.Glee- Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan (set in high school) 8/8
✔4.Hell's Kitchen- Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke (heroine is a caterer) 8/14
✔5.New Girl- Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne (heroine is a teacher) 8/16
✔6.Bones- The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler (mystery) 8/16
✔7.The Mindy Project- Eyes Wide Open - Andrew Gross (hero is a doctor) 8/26

The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog (Amelia Peabody, #7) by Elizabeth Peters The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan Winter Kiss (Dragonfire, #4) by Deborah Cooke Kill Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #2) by Maggie Shayne The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) by Raymond Chandler Eyes Wide Open  by Andrew Gross

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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August Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 2/2

East: Fruits Basket, Volume 01 - Natsuki Takaya (don't read manga but need for a challenge) 8/11

West: Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson (new author) 8/21

Fruits Basket, Volume 01 by Natsuki Takaya Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Cable Channel Challenge September: ABC

READ: 7/7

✔1. Grey’s Anatomy- Kiss Me, Kill Me - Maggie Shayne (heroine is a doctor) 9/13

✔2. The Chew- Emissary - Fiona McIntosh (lots of characters) 9/11

✔3. Once Upon a Time- Out of Breath - Rebecca Donovan (flashbacks) 9/14

✔4. Castle- Ink Flamingos - Karen Olson (cozy mystery with an unlikely matchup) 9/17

✔5. Americas Funniest Videos- Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien (male lead is John Loomis) 9/9

✔6. 666 Park Avenue- Rebel - Zoe Archer (Native American superstitions/shifter) 9/8

✔7. Good Morning America- Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton (book 1 of 18) 9/8

Kiss Me, Kill Me (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #3) by Maggie Shayne Emissary (Percheron, #2) by Fiona McIntosh Out of Breath (Breathing, #3) by Rebecca Donovan Ink Flamingos (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #4) by Karen E. Olson Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien Rebel (The Blades of the Rose, #3) by Zoe Archer Aunt Dimity's Death (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #1) by Nancy Atherton

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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September As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 10/10

Set One -- COMPLETE!
✔1~Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton (An Aunt Dimity Mystery) 9/8
✔2~Damn Him to Hell - Jamie Quaid (Saturn's Daughter) 9/28
✔3~Scarlet Nights - Jude Deveraux (Edilean) 9/20
✔4~Ink Flamingos - Karen Olson (Tattoo Shop Mystery) 9/17
Aunt Dimity's Death (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #1) by Nancy Atherton Damn Him to Hell (Saturn's Daughter, #2) by Jamie Quaid Scarlet Nights (Edilean, #3) by Jude Deveraux Ink Flamingos (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #4) by Karen E. Olson

Set Two -- COMPLETE!
✔1~The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart (Arthurian Saga) 9/4
✔2~Emissary - Fiona McIntosh (Percheron) 9/11
✔3~Rebel - Zoe Archer (Blades of the Rose) 9/8
The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1) by Mary Stewart Emissary (Percheron, #2) by Fiona McIntosh Rebel (The Blades of the Rose, #3) by Zoe Archer

Set Three -- COMPLETE!
✔1~Written in Red - Anne Bishop (The Others) 9/16
✔2~Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson (Nathan McBride) 9/4
✔3~The Perfect Hope - Nora Roberts (Inn Boonsboro Trilogy) 9/21
Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop Forced to Kill (Nathan McBride, #2) by Andrew Peterson The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro, #3) by Nora Roberts

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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September Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 4/4

East: Non Fiction which I hate!
1-When Is A Pig A Hog?: A Guide To Confoundingly Related English Words - Bernice Randall 9/6
2-The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush: And Other Weird Medical Case Histories - Rob Myers 9/4

West:
1-The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt (new author) 9/30
2-Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson (new author) 9/4

When Is A Pig A Hog? A Guide To Confoundingly Related English Words by Bernice Randall The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush And Other Weird Medical Case Histories by Rob Myers The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt Forced to Kill (Nathan McBride, #2) by Andrew Peterson

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Cable Channel Challenge October: CBS

READ: 7/7

✔1. Survivor- The Terror - Dan Simmons (set outdoors in the Arctic) 10/23

✔2. How I Met Your Mother- Blood Lies - Daniel Kalla (flashbacks) 10/3

✔3. CSI- Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell (someone murdered) 10/10

✔4. Elementary- Once Upon a Tower - Eloisa James (retelling of fairy tale) 10/8

✔5. Big Bang Theory- R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton (set in California) 10/4

✔6. 60 Minutes- Ugly Beautiful - Seanpaul Thomas (short book, 190 pages) 10/1

✔7. Undercover Boss- Eternally Yours - Cate Tiernan (m.c. is trying to improve herself) 10/18

The Terror by Dan Simmons Blood Lies by Daniel Kalla Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell Once Upon a Tower (Fairy Tales, #5) by Eloisa James R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, #18) by Sue Grafton Ugly Beautiful by Sean-Paul Thomas Author Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved, #3) by Cate Tiernan

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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October As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 6/10

Set 1
✔1~ A Hoe Lot of Trouble - Heather Webber (Nina Quinn Mystery) 10/30
✔2~ Firewalker - Allyson James (Stormwalker) 10/27
✔3~ Eternally Yours - Cate Tiernan (Immortal Beloved) 10/18
✔4~ Raven Cursed - Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock) 10/12
A Hoe Lot of Trouble (A Nina Quinn Mystery, #1) by Heather Webber Firewalker (Stormwalker, #2) by Allyson James Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved, #3) by Cate Tiernan Raven Cursed (Jane Yellowrock, #4) by Faith Hunter

Set 2
✔1~ Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell (A Witchcraft Mystery) 10/10
✔2~ Hearts of Smoke and Steam - Andrew Mayer (The Society of Steam) 10/17
3~ Goddess - Fiona McIntosh (Percheron)
Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell Hearts of Smoke and Steam (The Society of Steam, #2) by Andrew P. Mayer Goddess (Percheron, #3) by Fiona McIntosh

Bonus Set
1~ The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley (Avalon)
2~ Dark Passage - M.J. Putney (Dark Mirror)
3~ Tiger's Voyage - Colleen Houck (Tiger Saga)
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley Dark Passage (Dark Mirror, #2) by M.J. Putney Tiger's Voyage (The Tiger Saga, #3) by Colleen Houck


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October Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 2/2

To the East: Hunted - P.C. Cast 10/5
(This is actually in my genre but it's a series I greatly dislike so I'm forcing myself to read it in an effort to complete the series.)
This series is done for me as there is no way I could stomach it again!

To the West:
[REPLACEMENT CHOICE]
The Terror - Dan Simmons 10/23
(I suffered through this 960 page monstrosity recommended by my father.)

[ORIGINAL CHOICE]
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
(This is a new author that I tried to read a few months ago and could not. Here's hoping I can get through this monster this time.)

Hunted (House of Night, #5) by P.C. Cast The Terror by Dan Simmons The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Cable Channel Challenge November: NBC

READ: 6/7

✔1. Grimm- Time Untime - Sherrilyn Kenyon (paranormal) 11/10
✔2. Law & Order- Silencing Eve - Iris Johansen (features cops & CIA agents) 11/16
✔3. Parenthood- The Far West - Patricia Wrede (mother, child, grandchld feature in story) 11/9
✔4. Revolution- Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis (stubborn female lead) 11/7
✔5. The Voice- Eternity Base - Bob Mayer (m.c. is a reporter and interviews people) 11/21
✔6. Tonight Show- Affliction - Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake series #22) 11/9
7. Saturday Night Live- Read a book with segments such as an anthology, or is a comedy, or a book that has inspired other writers.

Time Untime (Dark-Hunter, #21; Were-Hunter #8; Hellchaser, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Silencing Eve (Eve Duncan, #18) by Iris Johansen The Far West (Frontier Magic, #3) by Patricia C. Wrede Head Over Heels (Lucky Harbor, #3) by Jill Shalvis Eternity Base by Bob Mayer Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22) by Laurell K. Hamilton


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November As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 5/5

✔1~ A Year and a Day - Virginia Henley (DeWarren) 11/3
✔2~ Kinslayer - Jay Kristoff (The Lotus Wars) 11/13
✔3~ Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor) 11/7
✔4~ Stranger - Zoe Archer (The Blades of the Rose) 11/24
✔5~ Labyrinth - Kat Richardson (Greywalker) 11/29

A Year and a Day (DeWarenn, #1) by Virginia Henley Kinslayer (The Lotus War, #2) by Jay Kristoff Head Over Heels (Lucky Harbor, #3) by Jill Shalvis Stranger (The Blades of the Rose, #4) by Zoe Archer Labyrinth (Greywalker, #5) by Kat Richardson

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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November Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 1/2

To the East: I hate zombie books but I'm willing to give this one a try.
My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland My Life As a White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland
Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22) by Laurell K. Hamilton Affliction - Laurell K. Hamilton 11/9

To the West: I am determined to read this darn book!
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss

NOTE:
To the East -- I did not read the original zombie book but I did read another one so I'm counting that as complete.

To the West: -- I've tried to read this book twice now and had it from the library for a very very long time (twice) and realize that I'm just not interested in reading it at this time. Maybe in the future I'll give it another shot.


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Cable Channel Challenge December: Nickelodeon

READ: 7/7

✔1. You Can't do that on Television- Starfire Angels - Melanie Nilles (young adult) 12/15

✔2. Rugrats- The Line Between Here and Gone - Andrea Kane (terminal baby is main plot) 12/6

✔3. Doug- Breakup - Dana Stabenow (heroine has dog/wolf hybrid) 12/18

✔4. Hey Arnold!- Thankless in Death - J.D Robb (set in NYC) 12/12

✔5. Ren & Stimpy Show- The Hit - David Baldacci (heroine is hot tempered) 12/23

✔6. The World of David the Gnome- Black Hole Sun - David Macinnis Gill (set in a mine) 12/22

✔7. Rocko's Modern Life- Finding the Lost - Shannon Butcher (went to Omaha Nebraska) 12/29

Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels Dark Angel Chronicles, #1) by Melanie Nilles The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane Breakup (Kate Shugak, #7) by Dana Stabenow Thankless in Death (In Death, #37) by J.D. Robb The Hit (Will Robie, #2) by David Baldacci Black Hole Sun (Hell's Cross, #1) by David Macinnis Gill Finding the Lost (Sentinel Wars, #2) by Shannon K. Butcher

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 2511 comments
Decmber As Easy As 1-2-3 Challenge

READ: 4/6

Set One
✔1~ My Life As a White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland (White Trash Zombie) (12/6
✔2~ The Line Between Here and Gone - Andrea Kane (Forensic Instincts) 12/6
3~ ?

My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane

Set Two
✔1~ Initiation - Ruth Kerce (Xylon Warriors) 12/5
✔2~ Fifth Quarter - Tanya Huff (Quarters) 12/11
3~ ?
Initiation (Xylon Warriors #1) by Ruth D. Kerce Fifth Quarter (Quarters, #2) by Tanya Huff


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Barbara ★ | 2511 comments
November Broaden Your Horizons

READ: 1/2

To the East: International author.
Flesh by Khanh Ha - Khanh Ha
(I tried to read this but gave up at 60 pages or so.)

To the West: New author.
Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels Dark Angel Chronicles, #1) by Melanie Nilles - Melanie Nilles 12/15


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Barbara ★ | 2511 comments Gettin To Know You Challenge-A-Holics - Part I
January ~ Hello, My Name Is...

READ: 7/7
✔B: Blood Challenge - Eileen Wilks 1/6
✔A: Ashes to Dust - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/22
✔R: Zugzwang -Ronan Bennett 1/31
✔B: Body of Sin - Eve Silver 1/9
✔A: The Siren Song - Anne Ursu 1/30
✔R: Hot Ice - Nora Roberts 1/16
✔A: The Calling - Kelley Armstrong 1/11

Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7) by Eileen Wilks Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett Body of Sin (Otherkin, #4) by Eve Silver The Siren Song (Cronus Chronicles, #2) by Anne Ursu Hot Ice by Nora Roberts The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2) by Kelley Armstrong


Gettin To Know You Challenge-A-Holics - February
February ~ Location, location, location!

READ: 8/8
✔B: The Brass Bed - Jennifer Stevenson 2/3
✔U: Unnatural - Michael Griffo 2/28
✔D: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet - Darynda Jones 2/2
✔D: Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness 2/11

✔L: Legend of the Jade Dragon - Yasmine Galenorn 2/17
✔A: Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist - M.C. Beaton 2/5
✔K: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor - Lisa Kleypas 2/1
✔E: The Cold Room - J.T. Ellison 2/20
The Brass Bed (Jewel Heiss #1) by Jennifer Stevenson Unnatural (Archangel Academy, #1) by Michael Griffo Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness Legend of the Jade Dragon (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #2) by Yasmine Galenorn Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (Agatha Raisin, #6) by M.C. Beaton Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas The Cold Room (Taylor Jackson, #4) by J.T. Ellison

Getting To Know You Challenge-A-Holics - March
My Favorite Color is...

READ: 6/6
✔P: In the Shadow of Gotham - Stefanie Pintoff 3/19
✔U: Unearthly - Cynthia Hand 4/4
✔R: Superstition - Karen Robards 3/31
✔P: The Pleasure of Your Kiss- Teresa Medeiros 3/26
✔L: Lethal Rider - Larissa Ione 3/22
✔E: The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde 3/9
In the Shadow of Gotham (Simon Ziele, #1) by Stefanie Pintoff Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand Superstition by Karen Robards The Pleasure of Your Kiss (Burke Brothers, #1) by Teresa Medeiros Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3) by Larissa Ione The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper Fforde



Getting to Know You Challenge-A-Holics - April
It's All in a Day's Work at the Warehouse

READ: 9/9
✔W: Warrior - Zoe Archer 4/11
✔A: No Mercy - Lori Armstrong 4/19
✔R: Bitten to Death - Jennifer Rardin 4/27
✔E: The Return of Black Douglas - Elaine Coffman 4/7
✔H: Dare to Die - Carolyn Hart 4/6
✔O: On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers 4/5
✔U: U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton 4/13
✔S: Born to Bite - Lindsay Sands 4/13
✔E: Shadows in the Starlight - Elaine Cunningham 4/2

Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1) by Zoe Archer No Mercy (A Mercy Gunderson Mystery, #1) by Lori G. Armstrong Bitten to Death (Jaz Parks, #4) by Jennifer Rardin The Return of Black Douglas (Black Douglas, #2) by Elaine Coffman Dare to Die (Death on Demand, #19) by Carolyn Hart On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21) by Sue Grafton Born to Bite (Argeneau, #13) by Lynsay Sands Shadows in the Starlight (Changeling #2) by Elaine Cunningham

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 2511 comments Getting to Know You Challenge-A-Holics - - Part II - May
My Favorite Author is Nora Roberts (J.D. Robb)

READ: 11/11

N: N Is For Noose - Sue Grafton 5/8
O: Odalisque - Fiona McIntosh 5/30
R: Reason to Breathe - Rebecca Donovan 5/5
A: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith 5/18
N Is For Noose (Kinsey Millhone Mystery) by Sue Grafton Odalisque (Percheron, #1) by Fiona McIntosh Reason to Breathe (Breathing, #1) by Rebecca Donovan The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith

R: Pushing Up Daisies - Rosemary Harris 5/19
O: On Dublin Street - Samantha Young 6/14
B: Phoenix Rising - Philippa Ballantine 5/2
E: (Esme) - The Lion's Daughter - Loretta Chase 5/7
R: The Rosary Girls - Richard Montanari 5/26
T: Tiger's Quest - Colleen Houck 5/4
S: Small as an Elephant - Jennifer Richard Jacobson 5/9
Pushing Up Daisies (Dirty Business, #1) by Rosemary Harris On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) by Samantha Young Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1) by Philippa Ballantine The Lion's Daughter (Scoundrels, #1) by Loretta Chase The Rosary Girls (Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne, #1) by Richard Montanari Tiger's Quest (The Tiger Saga, #2) by Colleen Houck Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson


Getting to Know You Challenge-A-Holics - June
My favorite food is...Pasta.

READ: 5/5

P: Lion in the Valley - Elizabeth Peters 6/11
A: Everneath - Brodi Ashton 6/18
S: Shadow Woman - Linda Howard 6/4
T: This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel 6/26
A: Everbound - Brodi Ashton 6/25

Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, #4) by Elizabeth Peters Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi Ashton Shadow Woman by Linda Howard This Dark Endeavour (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #1) by Kenneth Oppel Everbound (Everneath, #2) by Brodi Ashton

Getting to Know You Challenge-A-Holics - July 
My Hobbies beyond books is....cross stitch.

READ: 11/11

C: Black Dawn - Rachel Caine 7/2
R: Fatal Voyage - Kathy Reichs 7/15
O: Delirium - Lauren Oliver 7/13
S: A Cold-Blooded Business - Dana Stabenow 7/8
S: The Paris Vendetta - Steve Berry 7/8
Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12) by Rachel Caine Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan, #4) by Kathy Reichs Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak, #4) by Dana Stabenow The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5) by Steve Berry

S: With Red Hands - Stephen Woodworth 7/9
T: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey - Trenton Lee Stewart 7/26
I: The Immortal Fire - Anne Ursu 7/20
T: (Tina Clancy) - Boyfriend from Hell - Jamie Quaid 7/29
C: Coyote's Mate - Lora Leigh 7/14
H: Hot Head - Damon Suede 7/11
With Red Hands by Stephen Woodworth The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #2) by Trenton Lee Stewart The Immortal Fire (Cronus Chronicles, #3) by Anne Ursu Boyfriend from Hell (Saturn's Daughter, #1) by Jamie Quaid Coyote's Mate (Breeds, #18) by Lora Leigh Hot Head (Head, #1) by Damon Suede


Getting to Know You Challenge-A-Holics - August
My dream vacation would be/was...the Australian Outback!

READ: 17/17

✔A: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper 8/3
✔U: Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan 8/8
✔S: Sandstorm - James Rollins 8/26
✔T: A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason 8/8
✔R: River of Eden - Glenna McReynolds 8/29
✔A: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith 8/4
✔L: The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts 8/31
✔I: Taking Eve - Iris Johansen 8/10
✔A: Frog King, The: A Love Story - Adam Davies 8/11
✔N: Naked Edge - Pamela Clare 8/3
The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #2) by Molly Harper Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan Sandstorm by James Rollins A Taste of Sin (Sin Trilogy, #1) by Connie Mason River of Eden by Glenna McReynolds Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2) by Nora Roberts Taking Eve (Eve Duncan # 13) by Iris Johansen Frog King, The A Love Story by Adam Davies Naked Edge (I-Team, #4) by Pamela Clare


✔O: Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson 8/21
✔U: Utterly Charming - Kristina Grayson 8/30
✔T: The Temptation of Your Touch - Teresa Medeiros 8/11
✔B: The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 8/16
✔A: Scoundrel - Zoe Archer 8/18
✔C: Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare 8/2
✔K: Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne 8/16
Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson Utterly Charming (Fates, #1) by Kristine Grayson The Temptation of Your Touch (Burke Brothers, #2) by Teresa Medeiros The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) by Raymond Chandler Scoundrel (The Blades of the Rose, #2) by Zoe Archer Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare Kill Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #2) by Maggie Shayne

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 2511 comments Gettin To Know You Challenge-A-Holics - September
I need a drink of...Arizona Green Tea

READ: 15/15

A: Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson 9/4
R: Rebel - Zoe Archer 9/8
I: Hunting Eve - Iris Johansen 9/14
Z: Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien 9/9
O: Ink Flamingos - Karen Olson 9/17
N: The Perfect Hope - Nora Roberts 9/21
A: Master of Darkness - Angela Knight 9/5

G: Unzipped - Lois Greiman 9/2
R: Red Phoenix - Kylie Chan 9/26
E: Emissary - Fiona McIntosh 9/11
E: Death Magic - Eileen Wilks 9/30
N: Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton 9/8

T: 12th of Never - James Patterson 9/26
E: Spirit Dances - C. E. Murphy 9/29
A: Written in Red - Anne Bishop 9/16

Forced to Kill (Nathan McBride, #2) by Andrew Peterson Rebel (The Blades of the Rose, #3) by Zoe Archer Hunting Eve (Eve Duncan, #17) by Iris Johansen Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien Ink Flamingos (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #4) by Karen E. Olson The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro, #3) by Nora Roberts Master of Darkness (Mageverse, #9) by Angela Knight Unzipped (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #1) by Lois Greiman Red Phoenix (Dark Heavens, #2) by Kylie Chan Emissary (Percheron, #2) by Fiona McIntosh Death Magic (World of the Lupi, #8) by Eileen Wilks Aunt Dimity's Death (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #1) by Nancy Atherton 12th of Never (Women's Murder Club, #12) by James Patterson Spirit Dances (Walker Papers, #6) by C.E. Murphy Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop

Getting to Know You Challenge-A-Holics - October
The people who keep me from reading...are kids with fur!

READ: 14/14

A: Aunt Dimity and the Duke - Nancy Atherton 10/6
R: R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton 10/4
E: Once Upon a Tower - Eloisa James 10/8

K: Grave Secrets - Kathy Reichs 10/8
I: What Doesn't Kill You - Iris Johansen 10/17
D: Little Shop of Homicide - Denise Swanson 10/22
S: Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell 10/10

W: Mortal Ties - Eileen Wilks 10/15
I: Gunmetal Magic - Ilona Andrews 10/25
T: Too Hot to Handle - Robin Kaye 10/9
H: Healing the Highlander - Melissa Mayhue 10/7

F: Fall of Night - Rachel Caine 10/5
U: Ugly Beautiful - Seanpaul Thomas 10/1
R: Raven Calls - C.E. Murphy 10/6

Aunt Dimity and the Duke (An Aunt Dimity Mystery #2) by Nancy Atherton R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, #18) by Sue Grafton Once Upon a Tower (Fairy Tales, #5) by Eloisa James Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan, #5) by Kathy Reichs What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen Little Shop of Homicide (A Devereaux Dime Store Mystery #1) by Denise Swanson Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell Mortal Ties (World of the Lupi, #9) by Eileen Wilks Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews Too Hot to Handle (Domestic Gods, #2) by Robin Kaye Healing the Highlander (Daughters of the Glen, #7) by Melissa Mayhue Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires, #14) by Rachel Caine Ugly Beautiful by Sean-Paul Thomas Raven Calls (Walker Papers, #7) by C.E. Murphy


Getting to Know You Challenge-A-Holics - November
November- I am thankful for...the Library!

READ: 10/10

T: Time Untime - Sherrilyn Kenyon 11/10
H: Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis 11/7
E: Seeing a Large Cat - Elizabeth Peters 11/23

L: Affliction - Laurell K. Hamilton 11/9
I: Silencing Eve - Iris Johansen 11/16
B: Eternity Base - Bob Mayer 11/21
R: Curfew - Phil Rickman 11/6
A: White Heat - Cherry Adair 11/2
R: Labyrinth - Kat Richardson 11/29
Y: A Year and a Day - Virginia Henley 11/3

Time Untime (Hellchaser, #5; Were-Hunter #9; Dark-Hunter, #21) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Head Over Heels (Lucky Harbor, #3) by Jill Shalvis Seeing a Large Cat (Amelia Peabody, #9) by Elizabeth Peters Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22) by Laurell K. Hamilton Silencing Eve (Eve Duncan, #18) by Iris Johansen Eternity Base by Bob Mayer Curfew by Phil Rickman White Heat (T-FLAC, #11) by Cherry Adair Labyrinth (Greywalker, #5) by Kat Richardson A Year and a Day (DeWarenn, #1) by Virginia Henley


Getting to Know You Challenge-A-Holics - December
December - Other Challenges I've Completed

(TLC) A-Z Friends Challenge
✔N: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes - Denise Grover Swank 12/14

(NBRC) Bizarre, Crazy, Silly and Unique Holidays Reading Challenge - Part II
✔31~New Year's Eve Day: Thankless in Death - J.D. Robb (m.c. is Eve Dallas) 12/12

(CCC) A-Z Author Challenge
✔B: Shannon Butcher - Finding the Lost 12/29

(TLC) A-Z Series Challenge
✔Z: [Zoe Martinique] Wraith - Phaedra Weldon 12/27

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 2511 comments TLC 50 States Challenge

Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2013


READ: 46/51

Alabama:
✔Alaska: Toehold: A Novel - Stephen Foreman 2/8
✔Arizona: The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton 2/28
✔Arkansas: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes - Denise Grover Swank 12/14
✔California: Blood Challenge - Eileen Wilks 1/6
✔Colorado: Chopping Spree - Diane Mott Davidson 5/5
✔Connecticut: The Trouble with J.J. - Tami Hoag 2/20
Delaware:
✔Florida: Midnight Rain - Holly Lisle 1/17
✔Georgia: The Darkest Edge of Dawn - Kelly Gay 7/5
✔Hawaii: Immortal Rider - Larissa Ione 2/22
✔Idaho: Tin Swift - Devon Monk 5/31
✔Illinois: Biting Cold - Chloe Neill 4/23
✔Indiana: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith 8/4
✔Iowa: Calamity Jayne - Kathleen Bacus 2/17
Kansas:
Kentucky:
✔Louisiana: Lucky's Lady - Tami Hoag 1/29
✔Maine: Small as an Elephant - Jennifer Richard Jacobson 5/9
✔Maryland: The Next Always - Nora Roberts 4/9
✔Massachusetts: Absolutely, Positively - Heather Webber 2/5
✔Michigan: Love in a Nutshell - Janet Evanovich 1/4
✔Minnesota: Monkeewrench - P.J. Tracy 1/19
✔Mississippi: Deadly Fear - Cynthia Eden 5/29
✔Missouri: Taking a Shot - Jaci Burton 1/19
✔Montana: Chasing Fire - Nora Roberts 8/21
✔Nebraska: Unnatural - Michael Griffo 2/28
✔Nevada: Driven to Ink - Karen Olsen 3/24
✔New Hampshire: Bookplate Special - Lorna Barrett 5/4
✔New Jersey: Creepers - David Morrell 2/24
✔New Mexico: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet - Darynda Jones 2/2
✔New York: Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye 2/26
✔North Carolina: Valley of Dust - Karoleen Vry Brucks 6/29
✔North Dakota: Starfire Angels - Melanie Nilles 12/15
✔Ohio: Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke 8/14
✔Oklahoma: Hunted - P.C. Cast 10/5
✔Oregon: Dawn in Eclipse Bay - Jayne Ann Krentz 7/3
✔Pennsylvania: The Rosary Girls - Richard Montanari 5/26
✔Rhode Island: Devilish - Maureen Johnson 4/14
✔South Carolina: Beautiful Redemption - Kami Garcia 5/19
✔South Dakota: No Mercy - Lori Armstrong 4/19
✔Tennessee: A Brisket, a Casket - Delia Rosen 8/13
✔Texas: Before I Wake - Rachel Vincent 6/9
✔Utah: Everneath - Brodi Ashton 6/18
✔Vermont: Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne 8/16
✔Virginia: Payback - Fern Michaels 6/16
✔Washington: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor - Lisa Kleypas 2/1
✔Washington DC: The Innocent - David Baldacci 5/21
West Virginia:
✔Wisconsin: Unencumbered - Dennis Glawe 7/5
✔Wyoming: Unearthly - Cynthia Hand 4/4

Finding the Lost (Sentinel Wars, #2) by Shannon K. Butcher Toehold A Novel by Stephen H. Foreman The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery, #1) by Denise Grover Swank Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7) by Eileen Wilks Chopping Spree (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #11) by Diane Mott Davidson The Trouble with J.J. by Tami Hoag Voracious (Clare Point, #5) by V.K. Forrest Midnight Rain by Holly Lisle The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, #2) by Kelly Gay Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2; Demonica, #7) by Larissa Ione Tin Swift (Age of Steam, #2) by Devon Monk Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith Calamity Jayne (Calamity Jayne Mystery, #1) by Kathleen Bacus Renegade Most Wanted by Carol Arens Nauti Temptress (Nauti Girls, #1) by Lora Leigh Lucky's Lady (Doucet #2) by Tami Hoag Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts Absolutely, Positively (Lucy Valentine, #3) by Heather Webber Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich Monkeewrench (Monkeewrench, #1) by P.J. Tracy Deadly Fear (Deadly, #1) by Cynthia Eden Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3) by Jaci Burton Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Unnatural (Archangel Academy, #1) by Michael Griffo Driven to Ink (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #3) by Karen E. Olson Bookplate Special (A Booktown Mystery, #3) by Lorna Barrett Creepers by David Morrell Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones Romeo, Romeo (Domestic Gods, #1) by Robin Kaye Valley of Dust by Karoleen Vry Brucks Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels Dark Angel Chronicles, #1) by Melanie Nilles Winter Kiss (Dragonfire, #4) by Deborah Cooke Hunted (House of Night, #5) by P.C. Cast Dawn in Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay Trilogy, # 2) by Jayne Ann Krentz The Rosary Girls (Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne, #1) by Richard Montanari Devilish by Maureen Johnson Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles, #4) by Kami Garcia No Mercy (A Mercy Gunderson Mystery, #1) by Lori G. Armstrong A Brisket, a Casket (A Deadly Deli Mystery, #1) by Delia Rosen Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6) by Rachel Vincent Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi Ashton Kill Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #2) by Maggie Shayne Payback (Sisterhood, #2) by Fern Michaels Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas The Innocent (Will Robie,#1) by David Baldacci The Girl Most Likely To... by Susan Donovan Unencumbered Of Love, Life, and the Law by Dennis Glawe Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand


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Barbara ★ | 2511 comments Best Motion Picture of the Year Challenge

Duration: February 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014
Level four (B) - Read four years and two task for each movie

READ: 76/76

85th Annual (2013)
►Amour COMPLETE!
Double Play - Jill Shalvis (romance) 3/20
Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist - M.C. Beaton (heroine in 50s) 2/5
Double Play (Pacific Heat, #1) by Jill Shalvis Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (Agatha Raisin, #6) by M.C. Beaton

►Argo COMPLETE!
F is for Fugitive - Sue Grafton (set in 1983) 2/21
Warrior - Zoe Archer (secret mission) 4/11
F is for Fugitive (Kinsey Millhone #6) by Sue Grafton Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1) by Zoe Archer

►Beasts of the Southern Wild COMPLETE!
Behemoth - Scott Westerfield (kraken) 2/8
The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket (heroine is 14) 3/10
Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4) by Lemony Snicket

► Unchained COMPLETE!
Dark Predator - Christine Feehan (must read author) 3/16
Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks - Cara Lockwood (hero is a bounty hunter) 2/14
Dark Predator (Dark, #22) by Christine Feehan Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks (Demon, #2) by Cara Lockwood

►Les Miserables* COMPLETE!
The Highlander's Fury - Maeve Greyson (historical) 2/15
The Frog Prince - Jane Porter (involves boss/employee) 2/18
The Highlander's Fury by Maeve Greyson The Frog Prince by Jane Porter

►Life of Pi* COMPLETE!
Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff (griffin m.c.) 2/13
Sea Hunter - Paul Garrison (set on a boat) 2/16
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1) by Jay Kristoff Sea Hunter by Paul Garrison

►Lincoln COMPLETE!
Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card (fight for freedom) 2/13
A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin (m.c. are kings) 3/25
Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga, #2) by Orson Scott Card A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin

►Silver Linings Playbook* COMPLETE!
The Dragon Who Loved Me - G.A. Aiken (one of m.c. is nuts) 3/6
In the Shadow of Gotham - Stefanie Pintoff (silver cover) 3/19
The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin, #5) by G.A. Aiken In the Shadow of Gotham (Simon Ziele, #1) by Stefanie Pintoff

►Zero Dark Thirty COMPLETE!
The Forgotten - David Baldacci (hero Army CID) 3/13
Aunt Dimity Down Under - Nancy Atherton (search for long-lost relative) 3/7
The Forgotten (Puller, #2) by David Baldacci Aunt Dimity Down Under (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #15) by Nancy Atherton

84th Annual (2012)
►The Artist(winner) COMPLETE!
The Mao Case - Qiu Xiaolong (about Mao Zedong) 5/21
Phoenix Rising - Philippa Ballantine (attends the theater) 5/2
The Mao Case (Inspector Chen Cao #6) by Qiu Xiaolong Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1) by Philippa Ballantine

►The Tree of Life COMPLETE!
Now or Never - Michele Bardsley (set in Texas) 2/11
Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane (set in 1954) 2/19
Now or Never (Wizards of Nevermore, #2) by Michele Bardsley Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

►The Descendants* COMPLETE!
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor - Lisa Kleypas (set on San Juan Island) 2/1
The Sea of Tranquility - Katha Millay (heroes entire family is gone) 2/25
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

►Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close* COMPLETE!
The Postcard Killers - James Patterson (a key solves the crime)4/28
Reason to Breathe - Rebecca Donovan (black cover) 5/5
The Postcard Killers by James Patterson Reason to Breathe (Breathing, #1) by Rebecca Donovan

►The Help* COMPLETE!
On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers (changing times) 4/5
Toehold: A Novel - Stephen Foreman (set in a small town) 2/8
On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers Toehold A Novel by Stephen H. Foreman

►Hugo* COMPLETE!
Shadows in the Starlight - Elaine Cunningham (heroine is an orphan) 4/2
Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson (set partially on a train) 8/21
Shadows in the Starlight (Changeling, #2) by Elaine Cunningham Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson

►Midnight in Paris COMPLETE!
The Bridge to Never Land - Dave Barry/Ridley Pearson (take trip to Florida) 3/31
Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness (time travel) 2/11
The Bridge to Never Land (Peter and the Starcatchers, #5) by Dave Barry Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness

►Moneyball* COMPLETE!
Delusion in Death - J.D. Robb (Roarke) 3/6
Through Violet Eyes - Stephen Woodworth (set in California) 3/20
Delusion in Death (In Death, #35) by J.D. Robb Through Violet Eyes by Stephen Woodworth

►War Horse* COMPLETE!
Born to Bite - Lindsay Sands (on a farm) 4/13
Rogue Rider - Larissa Ione (four horseman of apocalypse) 4/6
Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #4 ) by Larissa Ione Born to Bite (Argeneau, #13) by Lynsay Sands


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83th Annual (2011)
►The King's Speech(Winner) COMPLETE!
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde (set in England) 3/9
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan (yellow cover) 2/9
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper Fforde Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

►127 Hours COMPLETE!
Creepers - David Morrell (chars are trapped in hotel) 2/24
The Darkest Edge of Dawn - Kelly Gay (char named Aron) 7/5
Creepers by David Morrell The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, #2) by Kelly Gay

►Black Swan COMPLETE!
Superstition - Karen Robards (heroines mom is ovebearing) 3/31
The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress (mask on cover) 7/4
Superstition by Karen Robards The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress

►The Fighter COMPLETE!
U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton (takes place 1988) 4/13
The Cold Room - J.T. Ellison (twins) 2/20
The Cold Room (Taylor Jackson, #4) by J.T. Ellison U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21) by Sue Grafton

►Inception COMPLETE!
The Guardian - Sherrilyn Kenyon (heroine can enter dreams) 6/18
Defending Jacob - William Landay (psychological thriller) 5/11
The Guardian (Dark-Hunter, #21; Dream-Hunter, #5; Were-Hunter, #8; Hellchaser, #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Defending Jacob by William Landay

►The Kids Are All Right COMPLETE!
Unnatural - Michael Griffo (about gay couple) 2/28
Lethal Rider - Larissa Ione (trying to find father) 3/22
Unnatural (Archangel Academy, #1) by Michael Griffo Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3) by Larissa Ione

►The Social Network COMPLETE!
A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin (Cersei/Jamie are twins) 4/25
Killer Instinct - Zoë Sharp (hero is named Marc) 2/9
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin Killer Instinct (A Charlie Fox Thriller, #1) by Zoë Sharp

►Toy Story 3 COMPLETE!
Goliath - Scott Westerfeld (young adult) 3/5
The Trouble with J.J. - Tami Hoag (funny) 2/20
Goliath (Leviathan, #3) by Scott Westerfeld The Trouble with J.J. by Tami Hoag

►True Grit* COMPLETE!
No Mercy - Lori Armstrong (western) 4/19
Master of Shadows - Angela Knight (H/h chasing murderer) 3/7
No Mercy (A Mercy Gunderson Mystery, #1) by Lori G. Armstrong Master of Shadows (Mageverse, #8) by Angela Knight

►Winter's Bone COMPLETE!
A Cold-Blooded Business - Dana Stabenow (drug trade) 7/8
Small as an Elephant - Jennifer Richard Jacobson (hero living with mentally ill mother) 5/9
A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak, #4) by Dana Stabenow Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

82nd Annual (2010)
►The Hurt Locker (Winner) COMPLETE!
On Call In Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story - Cdr. Richard Jadick (takes place in Iraq) 2/27
Blue Latitudes - Tony Horwitz (about Captain James Cook) 2/25
On Call In Hell A Doctor's Iraq War Story by Richard Jadick Blue Latitudes Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz

►A Serious Man COMPLETE!
Spare Change - Bette Lee Crosby (drama) 3/21
Briar Rose - Jane Yolen (m.c. is Jewish) 7/6
Spare Change by Bette Lee Crosby Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

►An Education COMPLETE!
When the Lion Feeds - Wilbur Smith (coming of age) 5/10
The Taking - Erin McCarthy (h=29, H=150) 3/18
When the Lion Feeds (Courtney, #1) by Wilbur A. Smith The Taking (Seven Deadly Sins, #3) by Erin McCarthy

►Avatar COMPLETE!
The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton (scifi) 2/28
Absolutely, Positively - Heather Webber (blue cover) 2/5
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton Absolutely, Positively (Lucy Valentine, #3) by Heather Webber

►District 9 COMPLETE!
Undercover - Lauren Dane (set in space/aliens) 7/7
Don't Kill The Messenger - Eileen Rendahl (pub in 2010) 3/12
Undercover (Federation Chronicles, #1) by Lauren Dane Don't Kill The Messenger (Messenger, #1) by Eileen Rendahl

►Inglourious Basterds COMPLETE!
Dark Mirror - Mary Jo Putney (time travel to WWII England) 6/25
Guilty Wives - James Patterson (France) 2/25
Dark Mirror (Dark Mirror, #1) by Mary Jo Putney Guilty Wives by James Patterson

►Precious* COMPLETE!
Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye (New York City) 2/26
Immortal Rider - Larissa Ione (hero tortured in hell) 2/22
Romeo, Romeo (Domestic Gods, #1) by Robin Kaye Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2 ) by Larissa Ione

►The Blind Side COMPLETE!
Odalisque - Fiona McIntosh (heroine is adopted) 5/30
Deadly Fear - Cynthia Eden (set in Mississippi) 5/29
Odalisque (Percheron, #1) by Fiona McIntosh Deadly Fear (Deadly, #1) by Cynthia Eden

►Up COMPLETE!
Grendel - John Gardner (talking animal) 2/16
In Golden Blood - Stephen Woodworth (takes place in the mountains) 2/6
In Golden Blood (Violet Eyes, #3) by Stephen Woodworth Grendel by John Gardner

►Up in the Air COMPLETE!
Over the Edge - Suzanne Brockmann (plane hijacked in an airport) 7/31
A Falcon Flies - Wilbur Smith (h/h travel throughout Africa) 3/31
Over the Edge (Troubleshooters, #3) by Suzanne Brockmann A Falcon Flies (The Ballantyne Novels, #1) by Wilbur A. Smith

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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