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Barbara ★ 2013 Read the Alphabet



READ: 24/26

✔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 3: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 27, 2013 07:04AM) (new)

Barbara ★ Camp Gottaread Summer Reading Challenge
Duration: June 21 - September 21, 2013
Level: Book Addict; Read 15+ Books

READ: 73/15+

Camp Gottaread Activities:

1. Climb the intimidating heights of Mount TBR
(Read books from your to-be-read stack) (Books added before 2013)
Dark Mirror - Mary Jo Putney (1/2012) 6/25
This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel (8/2012) 6/26
Demon Hunts - C.E. Murphy (5/2010) 6/28
Six Seconds - Rick Mofina (8/2009) 6/29
Dragon Unmasked - Kathleen Nance (12/2009) 6/30
Dawn in Eclipse Bay - Jayne Ann Krentz (6/2009) 7/3
Under Your Spell - Lois Greiman (7/2009) 7/3
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman (12/2011) 7/26
The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper (7/2011) 8/3
A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason (3/2011) 8/9
The Ugly Duchess - Eloisa James (10/2012) 8/13
The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog - Elizabeth Peters (10/2010) 8/13
Chasing Fire - Nora Roberts (4/2011) 8/21
Eyes Wide Open - Andrew Gross (9/2011) 8/26
The Sweetest Thing - Jill Shalvis (7/2011) 8/28
River of Eden - Glenna McReynolds (11/2010) 8/29
Capture My Heart - Bobbi Smith (3/2010) 8/30
Unzipped - Lois Greiman (4/2011) 9/2
Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton (8/2012) 9/8
Dark Mirror (Dark Mirror, #1) by Mary Jo Putney This Dark Endeavour (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #1) by Kenneth Oppel Demon Hunts (Walker Papers, #5) by C.E. Murphy Six Seconds by Rick Mofina Dragon Unmasked (Earth Magic #2) by Kathleen Nance Dawn in Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay Trilogy, # 2) by Jayne Ann Krentz Under Your Spell (Witches of Mayfair, #1) by Lois Greiman The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #2) by Molly Harper A Taste of Sin (Sin Trilogy, #1) by Connie Mason The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tales, #4) by Eloisa James The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog (Amelia Peabody, #7) by Elizabeth Peters Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Eyes Wide Open  by Andrew Gross The Sweetest Thing (Lucky Harbor, #2) by Jill Shalvis River of Eden by Glenna McReynolds Capture My Heart by Bobbi Smith Unzipped (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #1) by Lois Greiman Aunt Dimity's Death (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #1) by Nancy Atherton

2. Fish for new novels you never knew existed (Added to TBR in 2013)
(Read books you just discovered)
NOS4A2 - Joe Hill 7/18
Boyfriend from Hell - Jamie Quaid 7/29
Playboy's Challenge - Jo Barrett 7/30
Fruits Basket, Volume 01 - Natsuki Takaya 8/11
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill Boyfriend from Hell (Saturn's Daughter, #1) by Jamie Quaid Playboy's Challenge (Challenge, #3) by Jo Barrett Fruits Basket, Volume 01 by Natsuki Takaya

3. Hike the books you've felt were too big to read
(Read books you've always found intimidating)
Citadel - Kate Mosse (696 pages) 7/16
The Well of Shades - Juliet Marillier (621 pages) 8/7
Sandstorm - James Rollins (608 pages) 8/26
Citadel (Languedoc, #3) by Kate Mosse The Well of Shades (The Bridei Chronicles, #3) by Juliet Marillier Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1) by James Rollins

4. Swim the seas of series you've always meant to finish but never have
M Is for Malice - Sue Grafton (#13) 6/24
Magic's Child - Justine Larbalestier (#3) 6/27
The Darkest Edge of Dawn - Kelly Gay (#2) 7/5
A Cold-Blooded Business - Dana Stabenow (#4) 7/8
With Red Hands - Stephen Woodworth (#3) 7/9
A Highlander's Homecoming - Melissa Mayhue (#6) 7/10
Coyote's Mate - Lora Leigh (#18) 7/14
Fatal Voyage - Kathy Reichs (#4) 7/15
Shades of Midnight - Lara Adrian (#7) 7/17
The Immortal Fire - Anne Ursu (#3) 7/20
The Deeds of the Disturber - Elizabeth Peters (#5) 7/25
Black Friday - Alex Kava (#7) 7/27
Over the Edge - Suzanne Brockmann (#3) 7/31
Slow Heat - Jill Shalvis (#2) 7/31
Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare (#3 conclusion) 8/2
P is for Peril - Sue Grafton (#16) 8/2
Naked Edge - Pamela Clare (#4) 8/3
Last Man Standing - Cindy Gerard (#7 conclusion) 8/5
Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke (#4) 8/14
Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne (#2) 8/16
Deep Six - Clive Cussler (#7) 8/23
The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts (#2) 8/31
The Red Heart of Jade - Marjorie Liu (#3) 8/31
Master of Darkness - Angela Knight (#9 conclusion) 9/5
Rebel - Zoe Archer (#3) 9/8
Emissary - Fiona McIntosh (#2) 9/11
Kiss Me, Kill Me - Maggie Shayne (#3 conclusion) 9/13
Out of Breath - Rebecca Donovan (#3 conclusion) 9/14
Dark Moon - Rebecca York (#10) 9/17
Scarlet Nights - Jude Deveraux (#3) 9/20
M Is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, #13) by Sue Grafton Magic's Child (Magic or Madness, #3) by Justine Larbalestier The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, #2) by Kelly Gay A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak, #4) by Dana Stabenow With Red Hands by Stephen Woodworth A Highlander's Homecoming (Daughters of the Glen, #6) by Melissa Mayhue Coyote's Mate (Breeds, #18) by Lora Leigh Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan, #4) by Kathy Reichs Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7) by Lara Adrian The Immortal Fire (Cronus Chronicles, #3) by Anne Ursu The Deeds of the Disturber (Amelia Peabody, #5) by Elizabeth Peters Black Friday (Maggie O'Dell, #7) by Alex Kava Over the Edge (Troubleshooters, #3) by Suzanne Brockmann Slow Heat (Pacific Heat, #2) by Jill Shalvis Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare P is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone, #16) by Sue Grafton Naked Edge (I-Team, #4) by Pamela Clare Last Man Standing (Black Ops, #7) by Cindy Gerard Winter Kiss (Dragonfire, #4) by Deborah Cooke Kill Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #2) by Maggie Shayne Deep Six (Dirk Pitt, #7) by Clive Cussler The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2) by Nora Roberts The Red Heart of Jade (Dirk & Steele, #3) by Marjorie M. Liu Master of Darkness (Mageverse, #9) by Angela Knight Rebel (The Blades of the Rose, #3) by Zoe Archer Emissary (Percheron, #2) by Fiona McIntosh Kiss Me, Kill Me (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #3) by Maggie Shayne Out of Breath (Breathing, #3) by Rebecca Donovan Dark Moon (Moon #10; Decorah Security #1) by Rebecca York Scarlet Nights (Edilean, #3) by Jude Deveraux

5. Explore the tales of new named authors
(Read books written by new-to-you authors)
Valley of Dust - Karoleen Vry Brucks 6/29
The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress 7/4
Unencumbered - Dennis Glawe 7/5
Briar Rose - Jane Yolen 7/6
Hot Head - Damon Suede 7/11
Delirium - Lauren Oliver 7/13
The Rook - Daniel O'Malley 7/24
The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel - Kim Fay 7/30
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith 8/4
Frog King, The: A Love Story - Adam Davies 8/11
A Brisket, a Casket - Delia Rosen 8/13
The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 8/16
Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne 8/20
Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson 8/21
Utterly Charming - Kristina Grayson 8/30
The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart 9/4
Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien 9/9
Valley of Dust by Karoleen Vry Brucks The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress Unencumbered Of Love, Life, and the Law by Dennis Glawe Briar Rose by Jane Yolen Hot Head (Head, #1) by Damon Suede Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith Frog King, The A Love Story by Adam Davies A Brisket, a Casket (A Deadly Deli Mystery, #1) by Delia Rosen The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) by Raymond Chandler Mutiny on the Bounty by John Boyne Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson Utterly Charming (Fates, #1) by Kristine Grayson The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1) by Mary Stewart Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Level: Bitten = 4 - 5 books

Card #3

READ: 5/5

Get a clueWhite Elephant Dead - Carolyn Hart (mystery) 2/3
#1 FanChristmas Eve at Friday Harbor - Lisa Kleypas 2/1
Free SpaceThe Brass Bed - Jennifer Stevenson 2/3
LOL!Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet - Darynda Jones 2/2
DuhKiller Instinct - Zoë Sharp (very predictable) 2/9

White Elephant Dead (Death on Demand, #11) by Carolyn Hart Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas The Brass Bed (Jewel Heiss #1) by Jennifer Stevenson Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones Killer Instinct (A Charlie Fox Thriller, #1) by Zoë Sharp

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ March's Going Green Reading Challenge

READ: 9/9

✔S: Double Play - Jill Shalvis 3/20 ★★★★★
✔T: The Taking - Erin McCarthy 3/18 ★★★★

✔P: The Pleasure of Your Kiss - Teresa Medeiros 3/26 ★★★
✔A: Aunt Dimity Down Under - Nancy Atherton 3/7 ★★★★
✔T: Through Violet Eyes - Stephen Woodworth 3/20 ★★★★★
✔R: Antarctica - Kim Stanley Robinson 3/13 ★★★
✔I: In the Shadow of Gotham - Stefanie Pintoff 3/19 ★★★
✔C: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder - Joanne Fluke 3/3 ★★★★
✔K: Master of Shadows - Angela Knight 3/7 ★★★★

Double Play (Pacific Heat, #1) by Jill Shalvis The Taking (Seven Deadly Sins, #3) by Erin McCarthy The Pleasure of Your Kiss (Burke Brothers, #1) by Teresa Medeiros Aunt Dimity Down Under (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #15) by Nancy Atherton Through Violet Eyes by Stephen Woodworth Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson In the Shadow of Gotham (Simon Ziele, #1) by Stefanie Pintoff Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke Master of Shadows (Mageverse, #8) by Angela Knight

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ April's 3 Rs (Resurgence, Rejuvenation & Rebirth) Reading Challenge

READ: 13/13

R: The Return of Black Douglas - Elaine Coffman 4/7
E: Shadows in the Starlight - Elaine Cunningham 4/2
I: Rogue Rider - Larissa Ione 4/6
N: The Next Always - Nora Roberts 4/9
C: Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters 4/4
A: Warrior - Zoe Archer 4/11
R: Calculated in Death - J.D. Robb 4/22
N: Biting Cold - Chloe Neill 4/23
A: No Mercy - Lori Armstrong 4/19
T: Angelopolis - Danielle Trussoni 4/18
I: Silver Shark - Ilona Andrews 4/8
O: On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers 4/5
N: Branded by Fire - Nalini Singh 4/27

The Return of Black Douglas (Black Douglas, #2) by Elaine Coffman Shadows in the Starlight (Changeling, #2) by Elaine Cunningham Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #4 ) by Larissa Ione The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1) by Zoe Archer Calculated in Death (In Death, #36) by J.D. Robb Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill No Mercy (A Mercy Gunderson Mystery, #1) by Lori G. Armstrong Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni Silver Shark (Kinsmen, #2) by Ilona Andrews On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6) by Nalini Singh

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ The May Tea Time Reading Challenge

READ: 6/6

✔M: The Mao Case - Qiu Xiaolong 5/21
✔A: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye - Victoria Laurie 5/24
✔S: Small as an Elephant - Jennifer Richard Jacobson 5/9
✔A: The Girl Who Disappeared Twice - Andrea Kane 5/3
✔L: The Lion's Daughter - Loretta Chase 5/7
✔A: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith 5/18
The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mystery, #1) by Victoria Laurie Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane The Lion's Daughter (Scoundrels, #1) by Loretta Chase The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ June Bugs and the JitterBug

READ: 16/16

BUGS
✔N: Dragon Unmasked - Kathleen Nance 6/30
✔Y: On Dublin Street - Samantha Young 6/14
✔M: Magic's Child - Justine Larbalestier 6/28
✔P: Payback - Fern Michaels 6/16
✔H: Shadow Woman - Linda Howard 6/4
Dragon Unmasked (Earth Magic #2) by Kathleen Nance On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) by Samantha Young Magic's Child (Magic or Madness, #3) by Justine Larbalestier Payback (Sisterhood, #2) by Fern Michaels Shadow Woman by Linda Howard

DANCE
✔H: (Selene Holmberg) - Valley of Dust - Karoleen Vry Brucks 6/29
✔A: Everneath - Brodi Ashton 6/18
✔R: The Rising - Kelley Armstrong 6/23
✔L: Lion's Heat - Lora Leigh 6/7
✔E: Lion in the Valley - Elizabeth Peters 6/11
✔M: A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin 6/13

✔S: Someone Like You - Roald Dahl 6/7
✔H: Hannah's Dream - Diane Hammond 6/15
✔A: Everbound - Brodi Ashton 6/25
✔K: The Guardian - Sherrilyn Kenyon 6/19
✔E: The Skull Mantra - Eliot Pattison 6/14

Valley of Dust by Karoleen Vry Brucks Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi Ashton The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3) by Kelley Armstrong Lion's Heat (Breeds, #21) by Lora Leigh Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, #4) by Elizabeth Peters A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin Someone Like You by Roald Dahl Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond Everbound (Everneath, #2) by Brodi Ashton The Guardian (Dark-Hunter, #21; Dream-Hunter, #5; Were-Hunter, #8; Hellchaser, #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Skull Mantra (Inspector Shan, #1) by Eliot Pattison

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ July Challenge


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Barbara ★ August Challenge

READ: 8/9

Show your appreciation for one or more of your favorite authors by reading one of their books.
✔1. Chasing Fire - Nora Roberts 8/21
✔2. Taking Eve - Iris Johansen 8/10
✔3. A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason 8/9
✔4. The Sweetest Thing - Jill Shalvis 8/28
✔5. The Seventh Sinner - Elizabeth Peters 8/28

Show your appreciation for a still very new to you author (one whom you've only read a book or two from) by reading another one of their books for this challenge.
✔1. River of Eden - Glenna McReynolds (read 1 other) 8/29
✔2. Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan (read 1 other) 8/8

Show your appreciation for an author you love who has branched out into one or more genres that you haven't tried yet, and read at least one of those books.
✔1. The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts (romance) 8/31

Show your appreciation of new authors by reading a book by a "New 2 U" author who has been highly recommended to you by your family and/or friends and that you've never read a book by.
1. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkein (my brother has been recommending for years)


Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Taking Eve (Eve Duncan # 13) by Iris Johansen A Taste of Sin (Sin Trilogy, #1) by Connie Mason The Sweetest Thing (Lucky Harbor, #2) by Jill Shalvis The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters River of Eden by Glenna McReynolds Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2) by Nora Roberts The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

8/9 done


message 11: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 30, 2013 04:02PM) (new)

Barbara ★ September Takeover Challenge

Level: Greeting the Sunrise: 8-10 books

READ: 9/10

✔1. Latest Kick...Wrapped Up in Mysteries: 12th of Never - James Patterson 9/26
✔2. Blue: Rebel - Zoe Archer (blue cover) 9/8
3. “V” is for...: I’ve gone vegan! It has been a whole year now. Wow. read a book with a “V” in the title, or by an author with a first or last name that starts with “V.”
✔4. This Kitchen is Green Powered: Ink Flamingos - Karen Olson (green cover) 9/17
✔5. Love that Dress!: Sizzle - Julie Garwood (shows most of a beautiful dress) 9/29
✔6. Animals: When Is A Pig A Hog?: A Guide To Confoundingly Related English Words - Bernice Randall (pig on cover) 9/6
✔7. Beach, Mountains, Desert: Emissary - Fiona McIntosh (desert on cover) 9/11
✔8. Do You Know Jack?: Unzipped - Lois Greiman (hero=Jack) 9/2
✔9. Challenge Book: The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt (finishes quite a few challenges for me) 9/28
✔10. One More Time: Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien (audio book) 9/9

12th of Never (Women's Murder Club, #12) by James Patterson Rebel (The Blades of the Rose, #3) by Zoe Archer Ink Flamingos (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #4) by Karen E. Olson Sizzle (Buchanan, #8) by Julie Garwood When Is A Pig A Hog? A Guide To Confoundingly Related English Words by Bernice Randall Emissary (Percheron, #2) by Fiona McIntosh Unzipped (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #1) by Lois Greiman The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ October Build-A-Monster Challenge

Level: Megalomaniac Mastermind - Read 14+ books

READ: 21/21

Such Wicked Intent✔ to rob The Bone Bed✔ and use Grave Secrets✔ to create A Hoe Lot of Trouble✔ using Blood Rites✔ and Hearts of Smoke and Steam✔.
Such Wicked Intent (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #2) by Kenneth Oppel 10/26 The Bone Bed (Kay Scarpetta, #20) by Patricia Cornwell 10/28 Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan, #5) by Kathy Reichs 10/8 A Hoe Lot of Trouble (A Nina Quinn Mystery, #1) by Heather Webber 10/30 Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher 10/29 Hearts of Smoke and Steam (The Society of Steam, #2) by Andrew P. Mayer 10/18.

Temptation Rising✔ in a Split Second✔, the Highlander's Curse✔ is Too Hot to Handle✔ for the Firewalker✔ but that doesn't stop her from calling Secondhand Spirits✔ to the Little Shop of Homicide✔, as Guilty as SinAunt Dimity and the Duke✔ are Hunted✔.
Temptation Rising (The Shadow Shifters, #1) by A.C. Arthur 10/31 Split Second (FBI Thriller, #15) by Catherine Coulter 10/25 Highlander's Curse (Daughters of the Glen, #8) by Melissa Mayhue 10/16 Too Hot to Handle (Domestic Gods, #2) by Robin Kaye 10/9 Firewalker (Stormwalker, #2) by Allyson James 10/27 Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell 10/10 Little Shop of Homicide (A Devereaux Dime Store Mystery #1) by Denise Swanson 10/22 Guilty as Sin (Deer Lake #2) by Tami Hoag 10/13 Aunt Dimity and the Duke (An Aunt Dimity Mystery #2) by Nancy Atherton 10/6 Hunted (House of Night, #5) by P.C. Cast 10/5

There's No Way Back✔ from The Terror✔, so What Doesn't Kill You✔ will make them Eternally Yours✔ at the Fall of Night✔.
No Way Back by Andrew Gross 10/19 The Terror by Dan Simmons 10/23 What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen 10/17 Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved, #3) by Cate Tiernan 10/18 Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires, #14) by Rachel Caine 10/5

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ November Challenge

READ: 11/11

✔1. Read a book with a military hero: Eternity Base - Bob Mayer 22/21
✔3. Read a book with a yellow cover" Stranger - Zoe Archer 11/24
✔7. Character reminisces: Mountain Echoes - C.E. Murphy 11/18
✔9. Day in title: A Year and a Day - Virginia Henley 11/3
✔10. Rhyme in title: Time Untime - Sherrilyn Kenyon 11/10
Eternity Base by Bob Mayer Stranger (The Blades of the Rose, #4) by Zoe Archer Mountain Echoes (Walker Papers, #8) by C.E. Murphy A Year and a Day (DeWarenn, #1) by Virginia Henley Time Untime (Dark-Hunter, #21; Were-Hunter #8; Hellchaser, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

R: Curfew - Phil Rickman 11/6
E: Seeing a Large Cat - Elizabeth Peters 11/23
C: Cream Puff Murder - Joanne Fluke 11/29
A: White Heat - Cherry Adair 11/2
L: Affliction - Laurell K. Hamilton 11/9
L: Labyrinth - Kat Richardson 11/29

Curfew by Phil Rickman Seeing a Large Cat (Amelia Peabody, #9) by Elizabeth Peters Cream Puff Murder (Hannah Swensen, #11) by Joanne Fluke White Heat (T-FLAC, #11) by Cherry Adair Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22) by Laurell K. Hamilton Labyrinth (Greywalker, #5) by Kat Richardson

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ December Challenge


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Barbara ★ Just Desserts Challenge

Duration: January 1, 2013 - July 5, 2013

READ: 127/127

1. Breads/Cakes
C: Deep Black: Death Wave - Stephen Coonts 1/11/13
U: The Siren Song - Anne Ursu 1/30/13
P: The Monster of Florence - Douglas Preston 1/18/13
C: (Conrad) - Q is for Quarry - Sue Grafton 1/24/13
A: Ashes to Dust - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/22/13
K: Demon from the Dark - Kresley Cole 1/6/13
E: Blood Challenge - Eileen Wilks 1/6/13
S: Sins of the Flesh - Eve Silver 1/9/13

C: The Calling - Kelley Armstrong 1/11/13
I: The Convicts - Iain Lawrence 1/7/13
N: A Night Like This - Julia Quinn 1/13/13
N: Hot Ice - Nora Roberts 1/16/13
A: Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist - M.C. Beaton 2/5/13
B: Lost Love Found - Bertrice Small 1/10/13
U: Unnatural - Michael Griffo 2/28/13
N: More Book Lust - Nancy Pearl 2/7/13
S: The Brass Bed - Jennifer Stevenson 2/3/13

2. Pastry/Pies
E: Body of Sin - Eve Silver 1/9/13
C: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor - Lisa Kleypas 2/1/13
L: Love in a Nutshell - Janet Evanovich 1/3/13
A: Absolutely, Positively - Heather Webber 2/5/13
I: Into Thin Air:Mt. Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer 1/13/13
R: Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb 1/4/13
S: Dark of Night - Suzanne Brockmann 1/23/13

O: Odd Apocalypse - Dean Koontz 1/17/13
R: Zugzwang - Ronan Bennett 1/31/13
A: The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton 2/28/13
N: Now or Never - Michele Bardsley 2/11/13
G: Grendel - John Gardner 2/16/13
E: The Cold Room - J.T. Ellison 2/20/13

S: Toehold: A Novel - Stephen Foreman 2/8/13
C: (Charley) - Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet - Darynda Jones 2/2/13
O: Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card 2/13/13
N: Aunt Dimity Down Under - Nancy Atherton 3/7/13
E: The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde 3/9/13
S: Killer Instinct - Zoë Sharp 2/9/13

3. Cookies/Brownies
G: (Grace) - Monkeewrench - P.J. Tracy 1/19/13
I: In Bed With A Stranger - Mary Wine 1/17/13
R: (Reason) - Magic Lessons - Justine Larbalestier 1/24/13
L: Midnight Rain - Holly Lisle 1/17/13

S: Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane 2/19/13
C: White Elephant Dead - Carolyn Hart 2/3/13
O: (Olivia) - The Frog Prince - Jane Porter 2/18/13
U: Unearthly - Cynthia Hand 4/4/13
T: Taking a Shot - Jaci Burton 1/19/13

T: Lucky's Lady - Tami Hoag 1/29/13
H: Highlander's Challenge - Jo Barrett 1/21/13
I: In Golden Blood - Stephen Woodworth 2/6/13
N: The Next Always - Nora Roberts 4/9/13

M: The Highlander's Fury - Maeve Greyson 2/15/13
I: Immortal Rider - Larissa Ione 2/22/13
N: No Mercy - Lori Armstrong 4/19/13
T: A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time - Melinda Blanchard 1/29/13
S: Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff 2/13/13

S: Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness 2/11/13
U: U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton 4/13/13
G: (Genna) - The Trouble with J.J. - Tami Hoag 2/20/13
A: The Dragon Who Loved Me - G.A. Aiken 3/6/13
R: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan 2/9/13

W: Leviathan - Scott Westerfield 1/16/13
A: Master of Shadows - Angela Knight 3/7/13
F: The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde 1/8/13
E: Don't Kill The Messenger - Eileen Rendahl 3/12/13
R: Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye 2/26/13
S: The Sea of Tranquility - Katha Millay 2/25/13

B: Behemoth - Scott Westerfield 2/8/13
R: Delusion in Death - J.D. Robb 3/6/13
O: On Call In Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story - Cdr. Richard Jadick 2/27/13
W: Hungry As The Sea - Wilbur Smith 1/27/13
N: Biting Cold - Chloe Neill 4/23/13
I: In the Shadow of Gotham - Stefanie Pintoff 3/19/13
E: The Taking - Erin McCarthy 3/18/13
S: Sea Hunter - Paul Garrison 2/16/13


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Barbara ★ Part II

4. Dairy
C: Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks - Cara Lockwood 2/14/13
O: Driven to Ink - Karen Olsen 3/24/13
O: On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers 4/5/13
L: The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket 3/10/13

W: Goliath - Scott Westerfeld 3/5/13
H: Blue Latitudes - Tony Horwitz 2/25/13
I: Lethal Rider - Larissa Ione 3/22/13
P: Guilty Wives - James Patterson 2/25/13

J: Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones 3/17/13
A: Antarctica - Kim Stanley Robinson 3/13/13
M: Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer - Dorothy Gilman 3/21/13
O: (Owen) - Devilish - Maureen Johnson 4/14/13
C: Calamity Jayne - Kathleen Bacus 2/17/13
A: (Annie) - Dare to Die - Carolyn Hart 4/6/13

A: Warrior - Zoe Archer 4/11/13
L: Mortal Coil - Derek Landy 3/29/13
M: The Fifth Witness - Michael Connelly 3/22/13
O: Odalisque - Fiona McIntosh 5/30/13
N: Branded by Fire - Nalini Singh 4/27/13
D: Dark Predator - Christine Feehan 3/16/13

F: The Forgotten - David Baldacci 3/13/13
U: Under Your Spell - Lois Greiman 7/3/13
D: Double Play - Jill Shalvis 3/20/13
G: F is for Fugitive - Sue Grafton 2/21/13
E: Shadows in the Starlight - Elaine Cunningham 4/2/13

I: Rogue Rider - Larissa Ione 4/6/13
C: Spare Change - Bette Lee Crosby 3/21/13
E: Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters 4/4/13

C: A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin 3/25/13
R: Voice Of Crow - Jeri Smith-Ready 4/8/13
E: The Return of Black Douglas - Elaine Coffman 4/7/13
A: (Adam) - Frost Burned - Patricia Briggs 4/16/13
M: A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin 4/25/13

5. Chocolate/Candy
C: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder - Joanne Fluke 3/3/13
A: Angelopolis - Danielle Trussoni 4/18/13
R: Superstition - Karen Robards 3/31/13
M: The Pleasure of Your Kiss - Teresa Medeiros 3/26/13
E: The Curse of the Pharaohs - Elizabeth Peters 4/26/13
L: The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan 4/30/13
L: The Lion's Daughter - Loretta Chase 5/7/13
O: On Dublin Street - Samantha Young 6/14

E: (Eliza) - Phoenix Rising - Philippa Ballantine 5/2/13
Y: Legend of the Jade Dragon - Yasmine Galenorn 2/17/13
E: (Emma) - Reason to Breathe - Rebecca Donovan 5/5/13

C: Creepers - David Morrell 2/24/13
A: The Girl Who Disappeared Twice - Andrea Kane 5/3/13
N: N Is For Noose - Sue Grafton 5/8/13
D: Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier 4/21/13
Y: The Ylem - Tatiana Vila 4/29/13

T: Through Violet Eyes - Stephen Woodworth 3/20/13
U: Unencumbered - Dennis Glawe 7/5/13
R: The Bridge to Never Land - Dave Barry/Ridley Pearson 3/31/13
T: Tricks of the Trade - Laura Ann Gilman 3/30/13
L: Defending Jacob - William Landay 5/11/13
E: The Mummy Case - Elizabeth Peters 5/14/13
S: Born to Bite - Lindsay Sands 4/13/13

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 17: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 02:59PM) (new)

Barbara ★ 2013 Bizarre, Crazy, Silly and Unique Holidays Reading Challenge

READ: 118/118

January COMPLETE!
✔3- Festival of Sleep - In Bed With A Stranger - Mary Wine (in bed) 1/17
✔4- Trivia Day - Body of Sin - Eve Silver (heroine spouts trivia when nervous) 1/9
✔5- National Bird Day - Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb 1/4
✔8- Bubble Bath Day - Sin's Daughter - Eve Silver (h/h take bubble bath) 1/9
✔8- Male Watcher's Day - Taking a Shot - Jaci Burton I'll be watching Tyler! 1/19
✔9- Play God Day - Sins of the Flesh - Eve Silver (hero is a half-god) 1/9
✔20- Penguin Awareness - Hungry As The Sea - Wilbur Smith (penguins spotted from ship) 1/27
✔21- Squirrel Appreciation - Love in a Nutshell - Janet Evanovich (squirrel on cover) 1/3
✔25- Opposite Day - Hot Ice - Nora Roberts 1/16
In Bed With A Stranger (McJames, #1) by Mary Wine Body of Sin (Otherkin, #4) by Eve Silver Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3) by Robin Hobb Sin's Daughter (Otherkin, #0.5) by Eve Silver Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3) by Jaci Burton Sins of the Flesh (Otherkin, #3) by Eve Silver Hungry As The Sea by Wilbur A. Smith Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich Hot Ice by Nora Roberts

February COMPLETE!
✔1- National Freedom Day - On Call In Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story - Cdr. Richard Jadick (military) 2/27
✔1- Working Naked Day - Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye (working naked indeed!) 2/26
✔2- Ice Cream For Breakfast Day - Calamity Jayne - Kathleen Bacus (ice cream on cover) 2/17
✔6- Lame Duck Day - The Trouble with J.J. - Tami Hoag (birds on cover) 2/20
✔10- Chinese New Year - Legend of the Jade Dragon - Yasmine Galenorn (chinese dragon on cover) 2/17
✔12- Extraterrestrial Visitor Day - Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card (set in space with aliens) 2/13
✔12- Darwin Day - Behemoth - Scott Westerfield (Darwin plays a big role in plot) 2/8
✔15- Singles Awareness Day - Guilty Wives - James Patterson (lone female on cover) 2/25
✔20- Love Your Pet Day - Sea Hunter - Paul Harrison (shark on cover) 2/16
✔23- International Sword Swallowers Day - Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff (sword on cover) 2/13
✔25- Pistol Patent Day - Now or Never - Michele Bardsley (gun on cover) 2/11
✔26- Tell a Fairy Tale Day - The Frog Prince - Jane Porter 2/18
✔26- For Pete's Sake Day - White Elephant Dead - Carolyn Hart (character named Pete) 2/3
✔28- Public Sleeping Day - The Brass Bed - Jennifer Stevenson (bed on cover)

On Call In Hell A Doctor's Iraq War Story by Richard Jadick Romeo, Romeo (Domestic Gods, #1) by Robin Kaye Calamity Jayne (Calamity Jayne Mystery, #1) by Kathleen Bacus The Trouble with J.J. by Tami Hoag Legend of the Jade Dragon (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #2) by Yasmine Galenorn Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld Guilty Wives by James Patterson Sea Hunter by Paul Garrison Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1) by Jay Kristoff Now or Never (Wizards of Nevermore, #2) by Michele Bardsley The Frog Prince by Jane Porter White Elephant Dead (Death on Demand, #11) by Carolyn Hart The Brass Bed (Jewel Heiss #1) by Jennifer Stevenson

March COMPLETE!
✔Red Cross Month - Delusion in Death - J.D. Robb (red cover) 3/6
✔Irish American Month - Mortal Coil - Derek Landy (set in Ireland) 3/29
✔2- Old Stuff Day - The Taking - Erin McCarthy (on TBR since July 2009) 3/18
✔3- I Want You To Be Happy Day - Double Play - Jill Shalvis (HEA) 3/20
✔4- Hug A GI Day - The Dragon Who Loved Me - G.A. Aiken (H/h are warriors in army) 3/6
✔7- Crown Roast of Pork Day - A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin (crown on cover) 3/25
✔10- Middle Name Day - Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones 3/17
✔15- Incredible Kid Day - The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket (children's book) 3/10
✔17- St. Patrick's Day - Aunt Dimity Down Under - Nancy Atherton (green cover) 3/7
✔17- Submarine Day - Goliath - Scott Westerfeld (H/h stop a submarine attack on NYC) 3/5
✔27- National Joe Day - Superstition - Karen Robards (hero named Joe) 3/31
✔29- National Mom & Pop Business Day - Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder - Joanne Fluke (heroine owns a cookie shop) 3/3
✔30- I am In Control Day - Through Violet Eyes - Stephen Woodworth (psychic/mind control) 3/20
✔31- Bunsen Burner Day - The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde (elements of Steampunk) 3/9
Delusion in Death (In Death, #35) by J.D. Robb Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant, #5) by Derek Landy The Taking (Seven Deadly Sins, #3) by Erin McCarthy Double Play (Pacific Heat, #1) by Jill Shalvis The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin, #5) by G.A. Aiken A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin 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 Aunt Dimity Down Under (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #15) by Nancy Atherton Goliath (Leviathan, #3) by Scott Westerfeld Superstition by Karen Robards Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke Through Violet Eyes by Stephen Woodworth The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper Fforde

April COMPLETE!
✔Keep America Beautiful Month - Voice Of Crow - Jeri Smith-Ready (beautiful cover) 4/8
✔2~Children's Book Day - The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan (children's book) 4/30
✔9~ Name Yourself Day - Defending Jacob - William Landay (name in title) 5/11
✔10~ National Siblings Day - Rogue Rider - Larissa Ione (about siblings) 4/6
✔12~ Big Wind Day - Biting Cold - Chloe Neill (windy cover) 4/23
✔14~ Int'l Moment of Laughter Day - Devilish - Maureen Johnson (funny book) 4/14
✔25~ Take your Daughter to Work Day - Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier (daughter in title) 4/21
✔28~ Kiss Your Mate Day - The Next Always - Nora Roberts (romance) 4/9
✔30~ Hairstyle Appreciation Day - Bitten to Death - Jennifer Rardin (great hairstyle on cover) 4/27

Voice of Crow (Aspect of Crow, #2) by Jeri Smith-Ready The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Defending Jacob by William Landay Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance #4; Demonica #9) by Larissa Ione Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill Devilish by Maureen Johnson Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters, #1) by Juliet Marillier The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts Bitten to Death (Jaz Parks, #4) by Jennifer Rardin

May COMPLETE!
✔Foster Care Month - Tiger's Quest - Colleen Houck (heroine is a foster child) 5/4
✔National Police Week - Snow Angels - James Thompson (hero is a cop) 5/7
✔3~ International Tuba Day - Forever - Maggie Stiefvater (backstory is music) 5/11
✔4~ National Candied Orange Peel Day - When the Lion Feeds - Wilbur Smith (orange cover) 5/10
✔4~ Bird Day - Phoenix Rising - Philippa Ballantine (bird in title) 5/2
✔5~ Cinco de Mayo - Crown of Crystal Flame - C.L. Wilson (#5 in series) 5/17
✔8~ Iris Day - Pushing Up Daisies - Rosemary Harris (flowers on cover) 5/19
✔8~ No Socks Day - Girl of Nightmares - Kendare Blake (no socks on cover) 5/8
✔11~ Eat What You Want Day - Chopping Spree - Diane Mott Davidson (food on cover) 5/5
✔16~ Love a Tree Day - Sleeping Arrangements - Madeline Wickham (tree on cover) 5/29
✔16~ Wear Purple for Peace Day - Deadly Fear - Cynthia Eden (purple cover) 5/29
✔19~ Boy's Club Day - Small as an Elephant - Jennifer Richard Jacobson (m.c. is 11 y.o. boy) 5/9
✔25~ National Missing Children Day - The Girl Who Disappeared Twice - Andrea Kane (child is kidnapped) 5/3
Tiger's Quest (The Tiger Saga, #2) by Colleen Houck Snow Angels (Inspector Kari Vaara, #1) by James Thompson Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater When the Lion Feeds (Courtney, #1) by Wilbur A. Smith Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1) by Philippa Ballantine Crown of Crystal Flame (Tairen Soul, #5) by C.L. Wilson Pushing Up Daisies (Dirty Business, #1) by Rosemary Harris Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake Chopping Spree (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #11) by Diane Mott Davidson Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham Deadly Fear (Deadly, #1) by Cynthia Eden Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane

June COMPLETE
✔Gay Pride Month - Lover At Last - J.R. Ward (M/M romance) 6/4
✔Adopt a Cat Month - Lion in the Valley - Elizabeth Peters (lion is a cat) 6/11
✔7~National Donut Day - Hannah's Dream - Diane Hammond (Hannah eats donuts daily) 6/15
✔8~Name Your Poison Day - A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin (poison runs rampant in Westros) 6/13
✔18~Int'l Panic Day - On Dublin Street - Samantha Young (heroine has panic attacks) 6/14
✔23~National Pink Day - Before I Wake - Rachel Vincent (pink cover) 6/9
Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) by J.R. Ward Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, #4) by Elizabeth Peters Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) by Samantha Young Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6) by Rachel Vincent


message 18: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 02:59PM) (new)

Barbara ★ 2013 Bizarre, Crazy, Silly and Unique Holidays Reading Challenge - Part II

July
✔National Blueberry Month- A Highlander's Homecoming - Melissa Mayhue (blue cover) 7/10
✔Week 2 Nude Recreation Week- Undercover - Lauren Dane (naked on cover) 7/7
✔7-Chocolate Day- The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up - JoAnna Carl 7/27
✔10-Teddy Bear Picnic Day- A Cold-Blooded Business - Dana Stabenow (bears on cover) 7/8
✔11-Cheer Up the Lonely Day- Slow Heat - Jill Shalvis (need I say more?) 7/31
✔12-Different Colored Eye Day- Delirium - Lauren Oliver (eye on cover) 7/13
✔14-Bastille Day- Citadel - Kate Mosse (set in France) 7/16
✔17-Yellow Pig Day- Enchantment - Orson Scott Card (yellow cover) 7/29
✔19-National Raspberry Cake Day- Sleep No More - Iris Johansen (pink on cover) 7/21
✔31-Mutt's Day- Coyote's Mate - Lora Leigh (shifter) 7/14
A Highlander's Homecoming (Daughters of the Glen, #6) by Melissa Mayhue Undercover (Federation Chronicles, #1) by Lauren Dane The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up (A Chocoholic Mystery #3) by JoAnna Carl A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak, #4) by Dana Stabenow Slow Heat (Pacific Heat, #2) by Jill Shalvis Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver Citadel (Languedoc, #3) by Kate Mosse Enchantment by Orson Scott Card Sleep No More (Eve Duncan, #15) by Iris Johansen Coyote's Mate (Breeds, #18) by Lora Leigh

August
✔National Eye Exam Month: Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne (eye on cover) 8/16
✔Romance Awareness Month: Chasing Fire - Nora Roberts (romance) 8/21
✔Water Quality Month: Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne (water on cover) 8/20
✔4~Friendship Day: The Ugly Duchess - Eloisa James (on a GRs friends shelf) 8/13
✔5~Work Like A Dog Day: The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog - Elizabeth Peters (dog in title) 8/13
✔6~Wiggle Your Toes Day: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper (toes on cover) 8/3
✔9~Book Lover's Day: Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare (book on cover) 8/2
✔13~Chinese Valentine's Day: Utterly Charming - Kristina Grayson (heart on cover) 8/30
✔13~Left Hander's Day: The Temptation of Your Touch - Teresa Medeiros (only left arm showing on cover) 8/11
✔25~Kiss and Makeup Day: Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke (kiss in title) 8/14
✔26~Women's Equality Day: Naked Edge - Pamela Clare (female author) 8/3
✔30~Frankenstein Day: Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan (paranormal) 8/8
Kill Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #2) by Maggie Shayne Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Mutiny on the Bounty by John Boyne The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tales, #4) by Eloisa James The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog (Amelia Peabody, #7) by Elizabeth Peters The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #2) by Molly Harper Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare Utterly Charming (Fates, #1) by Kristine Grayson The Temptation of Your Touch (Burke Brothers, #2) by Teresa Medeiros Winter Kiss (Dragonfire, #4) by Deborah Cooke Naked Edge (I-Team, #4) by Pamela Clare Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan

September
✔Fall Hat Month: The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt (hats on cover) 9/28
✔National Blueberry Popsicle Month: Rebel - Zoe Archer (blue cover & look frozen) 9/8
✔2~National Beheading Day: Kiss Me, Kill Me - Maggie Shayne (head without body on cover) 9/13
✔13~Fortune Cookie Day: Red Phoenix - Kylie Chan (set in China) 9/26
✔21~Int'l Rabbit Day: Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton (rabbit on cover) 9/8
✔22~Business Women's Day: Written in Red - Anne Bishop (female author) 9/16
✔27~Native American Day: Spirit Dances - C.E. Murphy (native american heroine) 9/29
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt Rebel (The Blades of the Rose, #3) by Zoe Archer Kiss Me, Kill Me (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #3) by Maggie Shayne Red Phoenix (Dark Heavens, #2) by Kylie Chan Aunt Dimity's Death (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #1) by Nancy Atherton Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop Spirit Dances (Walker Papers, #6) by C.E. Murphy

October
✔International Drum Month: Once Upon a Tower - Eloisa James (m.c. plays instrument) 10/8
✔Fire Prevention Week: Firewalker - Allyson James (fire on cover) 10/27
✔2~Name Your Car Day: Raven Calls - C.E. Murphy (heroine's car is called Petite) 10/6
✔6~Mad Hatter Day: Blood Rites - Jim Butcher (char wearing hat on cover) 10/29
✔6~Physician Assistant Day: Blood Lies - Daniel Kalla (m.c. ER doc) 10/3
✔11~Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day: Aunt Dimity and the Duke - Nancy Atherton (teddy bear on cover) 10/6
✔14~Be Bald and Free Day: Hearts of Smoke and Steam - Andrew Mayer (bald dude on cover) 10/18
✔16~Dictionary Day: R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton (title like a dictionary entry) 10/4
✔17~Wear Something Gaudy Day: Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell (tacky dress on cover) 10/10
✔25~Frankenstein Friday: Such Wicked Intent - Kenneth Oppel (m.c. is Victor Frankenstein) 10/26
✔31~Increase Your Psychic Powers Day: Split Second - Catherine Coulter (m.c.s have psychic abilities) 10/25
Once Upon a Tower (Fairy Tales, #5) by Eloisa James The Terror by Dan Simmons Firewalker (Stormwalker, #2) by Allyson James Raven Calls (Walker Papers, #7) by C.E. Murphy Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher Blood Lies by Daniel Kalla Aunt Dimity and the Duke (An Aunt Dimity Mystery #2) by Nancy Atherton Hearts of Smoke and Steam (The Society of Steam, #2) by Andrew P. Mayer R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, #18) by Sue Grafton Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell Such Wicked Intent (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #2) by Kenneth Oppel Split Second (FBI Thriller, #15) by Catherine Coulter

November
✔Native American Heritage Month: Mountain Echoes - C.E. Murphy (m.c. is Native American) 11/18
✔4~King Tut Day: Seeing a Large Cat - Elizabeth Peters (set in Egypt) 11/23
✔5~Guy Fawkes Day: Whitechapel Gods - S.M. Peters (fire on cover)11/11
✔6~Marooned without a Compass Day: Stranger - Zoe Archer (steampunk adventure) 11/24
✔11~Veteran's Day: Eternity Base - Bob Mayer (military) 11/21
✔12~Young Readers Day: Kinslayer - Jay Kristoff (young adult) 11/13
✔15~America Recycles Day: Labyrinth - Kat Richardson (got used) 11/29
✔17~Take A Hike Day: The Far West - Patricia Wrede (personal walking on cover) 11/9
✔18~Occult Day: Dead Beat - Jim Butcher (Harry Dresden dabbles in the occult) 11/30
✔28~Make Your Own Head Day: Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis (head in title) 11/7
Mountain Echoes (Walker Papers, #8) by C.E. Murphy Seeing a Large Cat (Amelia Peabody, #9) by Elizabeth Peters Whitechapel Gods by S.M. Peters Stranger (The Blades of the Rose, #4) by Zoe Archer Eternity Base by Bob Mayer Kinslayer (The Lotus War, #2) by Jay Kristoff Labyrinth (Greywalker, #5) by Kat Richardson The Far West (Frontier Magic, #3) by Patricia C. Wrede Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7) by Jim Butcher Head Over Heels (Lucky Harbor, #3) by Jill Shalvis

December
✔7~National Cotton Candy Day: My Life As a White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland (pink cover) 12/6
✔13~Violin Day: Fifth Quarter - Tanya Huff (musical theme) 12/11
✔31~New Year's Eve Day: Thankless in Death - J.D. Robb (m.c. is Eve Dallas) 12/12
My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland Fifth Quarter (Quarters, #2) by Tanya Huff Thankless in Death (In Death, #37) by J.D. Robb


message 19: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 01, 2013 10:26AM) (new)

Barbara ★ Tower Teams August Challenge

READ: 15/15

1. Long Vacation: Read 5 books that are set in 5 different countries of the same continent. EUROPE
✔1. The Seventh Sinner - Elizabeth Peters 8/28
✔2. The Temptation of Your Touch - Teresa Medeiros (England) 8/11
✔3. Scoundrel - Zoe Archer (Greece) 8/18
✔4. Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson (Sweden) 8/21
✔5. A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason (Scotland) 8/9
The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters The Temptation of Your Touch (Burke Brothers, #2) by Teresa Medeiros Scoundrel (The Blades of the Rose, #2) by Zoe Archer Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson A Taste of Sin (Sin Trilogy, #1) by Connie Mason

12. War of the Tower Teams: Read 5 different book covers that are the colors of participating Tower Teams II.
✔1. Chasing Fire - Nora Roberts (Atomic Tangerine or Mango Tango) 8/21
✔2. Barely Breathing - Rebecca Donovan (Leather Jacket Black) 8/12
✔3. Naked Edge - Pamela Clare (Purple Mountain's Majesty) 8/3
✔4. Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan (Radical Red) 8/8
✔5. Frog King, The: A Love Story - Adam Davies (Electric Lime) 8/11
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Barely Breathing (Breathing, #2) by Rebecca Donovan Naked Edge (I-Team, #4) by Pamela Clare Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan Frog King, The A Love Story by Adam Davies
NOTE: if any of these colors don't work, please let me know

14. Around the world: Read 5 books, each set in a different continent.
✔1. Sandstorm - James Rollins (Oman/Asia) 8/26
✔2. Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne (Pitcairn Island/Oceania/Australia) 8/20
✔3. Taking Eve - Iris Johansen (Colorado/Georgia/North America) 8/10
✔4. The Ugly Duchess - Eloisa James (England/Europe) 8/13
✔5. Last Man Standing - Cindy Gerard (Sierra Leone/Africa) 8/7
Sandstorm by James Rollins Mutiny on the Bounty by John Boyne Taking Eve (Eve Duncan # 13) by Iris Johansen The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tales, #4) by Eloisa James Last Man Standing (Black Ops, #7) by Cindy Gerard


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Barbara ★ Game of Thrones Reading Challenge

Duration: August 1 - September 30, 2013
Level: Warrior/Knight: read 19 - 20 books
NOTE: 2 each plus spell it out
READ: 30/30

♖House Arryn♖ COMPLETE
Option 1: A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason (blue cover) 8/9
Option 2: Last Man Standing - Cindy Gerard (black ops) 8/5
A Taste of Sin (Sin Trilogy, #1) by Connie Mason Last Man Standing (Black Ops, #7) by Cindy Gerard

♖House Mormont♖ COMPLETE
Option 2: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith (hero is angry at vampires for killing his mother) 8/4
Option 3: The Well of Shades - Juliet Marillier (m.c. is a king) 8/7
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith The Well of Shades (The Bridei Chronicles, #3) by Juliet Marillier

♖House Greyjoy♖ COMPLETE
Option 1: Barely Breathing - Rebecca Donovan (black cover) 8/12
Option 2: The Ugly Duchess - Eloisa James (hero becomes a pirate) 8/13
Barely Breathing (Breathing, #2) by Rebecca Donovan The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tales, #4) by Eloisa James

♖House Martell♖ COMPLETE
Option 1: Chasing Fire - Nora Roberts (orange cover) 8/21
Option 2: River of Eden - Glenna McReynolds (H/h overcome impossible odds) 8/29
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts River of Eden by Glenna McReynolds

♖House Lannister♖ COMPLETE
Option 1: Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan (red cover) 8/8
Option 2: Eyes Wide Open - Andrew Gross (2 brothers) 8/26
Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan Eyes Wide Open  by Andrew Gross

♖House Stark♖ COMPLETE
Option 1: P is for Peril - Sue Grafton (grey cover) 8/2
Option 3: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper (werewolves) 8/3
P is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone, #16) by Sue Grafton 2 The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #2) by Molly Harper

♖House Tyrell♖ COMPLETE
Option 2: The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart (Merlin's coming of age) 9/4
Option 3: Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne (on quest to harvest breadfruit trees) 8/20
The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1) by Mary Stewart Mutiny on the Bounty by John Boyne

♖House Targaryen♖ COMPLETE
Option 1: Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson (red/black cover) 8/21
Option 2: Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke (hero has exiled himself for safety reasons) 8/14
Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson Winter Kiss (Dragonfire, #4) by Deborah Cooke

♖House Baratheon♖ COMPLETE
Option 1: The Perfect Hope - Nora Roberts (goldish cover) 9/21
Option 2: Red Phoenix - Kylie Chan (m.c. fighting against demons trying to kill the Gods) 9/26
The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro, #3) by Nora Roberts Red Phoenix (Dark Heavens, #2) by Kylie Chan

♖House Tully♖ COMPLETE
Option 2: The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts (about 3 brothers) 8/31
Option 3: Deep Six - Clive Cussler (primarily on a ship) 8/23
The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2) by Nora Roberts Deep Six (Dirk Pitt, #7) by Clive Cussler

SPELL-IT-OUT
H: Hunting Eve - Iris Johansen 9/14
E: The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog - Elizabeth Peters 8/13
R: Sandstorm - James Rollins 8/26
E: The Seventh Sinner - Elizabeth Peters 8/28

M: Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne 8/16
E: Emissary - Fiona McIntosh 9/11

R: The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 8/16
O: Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien 9/9
A: Scoundrel - Zoe Archer 8/18
R: A Brisket, a Casket - Delia Rosen 8/13

Hunting Eve (Eve Duncan, #14) by Iris Johansen The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog (Amelia Peabody, #7) by Elizabeth Peters Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1) by James Rollins The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters Kill Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #2) by Maggie Shayne Emissary (Percheron, #2) by Fiona McIntosh The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) by Raymond Chandler Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien Scoundrel (The Blades of the Rose, #2) by Zoe Archer A Brisket, a Casket (A Deadly Deli Mystery, #1) by Delia Rosen

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ He Said, She Said; He Wrote, She Wrote Challenge

Level: Professional - 19 or more books

READ: 44/51
Alternates: 21/21

✔1. The Monster of Florence - Douglas Preston 1/18
✔2. In Golden Blood - Stephen Woodworth 2/6
✔3. The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde 1/8
✔4. The Convicts - Iain Lawrence 1/7
✔5. Hungry As The Sea - Wilbur Smith 1/27
✔6. Into Thin Air:Mt. Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer 1/13
✔7. Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld 1/16
✔8. Zugzwang - Ronan Bennett 1/31
✔9. The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton 2/28
✔10. Blood Lies - Daniel Kalla 10/3
✔11. Creepers - David Morrell 2/24
✔12. Grendel - John Gardner 2/16
✔13. Mortal Coil - Derek Landy 3/29
✔14. On Call In Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story - Cdr. Richard Jadick 2/27
✔15. Sea Hunter - Paul Garrison 2/16
✔16. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane 2/19
✔17. Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card 2/13
✔18. Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff 2/13
✔19. The Paris Vendetta - Steve Berry 7/8
✔20. Toehold: A Novel - Stephen Foreman 2/8
21. The Woods - Harlan Coben
✔22. A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin 3/25
✔23. The Forgotten - David Baldacci 3/14
✔24. Six Seconds - Rick Mofina 6/29
✔25. On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers 4/5
✔26. Snow Angels - James Thompson 5/7
✔27. Blue Latitudes - Tony Horwitz 2/25
✔28. Hearts of Smoke and Steam - Andrew Mayer 10/17
✔29. Unnatural - Michael Griffo 2/28
30. Bermuda Schwartz - Bob Morris (Not Available at Library)
✔31. Curfew - Phil Rickman 11/6
32. Flesh - Khanh Ha (attempted to read, terribly boring)
✔33. Florence of Arabia - Christopher Buckley 5/15
✔34. The Folly of the World - Jesse Bullington 5/13
✔35. Guilty Wives - James Patterson 2/25
36. The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
37. Lethal Investments - K.O. Dahl
38. Lords of the Pacific - Grant Hyde (Not Available at Library)
✔39. Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne 8/20
✔40. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith 5/18
41. Private Dancer - Stephen Leather (Not Available at Library)
✔42. Sandstorm - James Rollins 8/26
✔43. The Skull Mantra - Eliot Pattison 6/14
✔44. The Bridge to Never Land - Dave Barry/Ridley Pearson 3/31
45. The Templar Legion - Paul Christopher
✔46. This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel 6/26
✔47. Whitechapel Gods - S.M. Peter 11/11
48. The Yemen Connection - M.H. Sargent (Not Available at Library)
49. Hellhole West Virginia - Rich Bottles (Not Available at Library)
50. Libriomancer - Jim Hines
✔51. The Rosary Girls - Richard Montanari 5/26

Alternates:
✔52. Odd Apocalypse - Dean Koontz 1/17
✔53. Someone Like You - Roald Dahl 6/7
✔54. Unencumbered - Dennis Glawe 7/5
✔55. Hot Head - Damon Suede 7/11
✔56. NOS4A2 - Joe Hill 7/18
✔57. The Rook - Daniel O'Malley 7/24
✔58. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey - Trenton Lee Stewart 7/26
✔59. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman 7/26
✔60. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith 8/4
✔61. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 8/16
✔62. Frog King, The: A Love Story - Adam Davies 8/11
✔63. Eyes Wide Open - Andrew Gross 8/26
✔64. Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson 9/4
✔65. Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien 9/9
✔66. The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt 9/28
✔67. Ugly Beautiful - Seanpaul Thomas 10/1
✔68. The Terror - Dan Simmons 10/23
✔69. Blood Rites - Jim Butcher 10/29
✔70. Eternity Base - Bob Mayer 11/21
✔71. Black Hole Sun - David Macinnis Gill 12/22
✔72. Sleight of Hand - Phillip Margolin 12/27

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ Decades Challenge: 1-3-13 to 1-4-14

Duration: 1-3-13 to 1-4-14

READ: 88/88

2013 COMPLETE!
✔1. Frost Burned - Patricia Briggs 4/16
✔2. Angelopolis - Danielle Trussoni 4/18
✔3. Lover At Last - J.R. Ward 6/4
✔4. Inferno - Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/27
✔5. Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare 8/2
✔6. Deeply Odd - Dean Koontz 6/17
✔7. Everbound - Brodi Ashton 6/25
✔8. The Rising - Kelley Armstrong 6/23
✔9. NOS4A2 - Joe Hill 7/18
✔10. Taking Eve - Iris Johansen 8/10
✔11. Out of Breath - Rebecca Donovan 9/14
✔12. Written in Red - Anne Bishop 9/16
✔13. 12th of Never - James Patterson 9/26

2012 COMPLETE!
✔1. Everneath - Brodi Ashton 6/18
✔2. Now or Never - Michele Bardsley 2/11
✔3. Black Dawn - Rachel Caine 7/2
✔4. Shadow Woman - Linda Howard 6/4
✔5. Biting Cold - Chloe Neill 4/23
✔6. A Night Like This - Julia Quinn 1/13
✔7. On Dublin Street - Samantha Young 6/14
✔8. The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts 8/31
✔9. Tin Swift - Devon Monk 5/31
✔10. Master of Darkness - Angela Knight 9/5
✔11. Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness 2/11
✔12. Girl of Nightmares - Kendare Blake 5/8

2011 COMPLETE!
✔1. Eyes Wide Open - Andrew Gross 8/26
✔2. The Next Always - Nora Roberts 4/9
✔3. Blood Challenge - Eileen Wilks 1/6
✔4. Immortal Rider - Larissa Ione 2/22
✔5. Absolutely, Positively - Heather Webber 2/5
✔6. Unnatural- Michael Griffo 2/28
✔7. The Sweetest Thing - Jill Shalvis 8/28
✔8. The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper 8/3
✔9. Utterly Charming - Kristina Grayson 8/30
✔10. Phoenix Rising - Philippa Ballantine 5/2
✔11. Reason to Breathe - Rebecca Donovan 5/5

2010 COMPLETE!
✔1. The Taking - Erin McCarthy 3/18
✔2. Demon from the Dark - Kresley Cole 1/6
✔3. Rebel - Zoe Archer 9/8
✔4. Kiss Me, Kill Me - Maggie Shayne 9/13
✔5. Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne 8/16
✔6. Deadly Fear - Cynthia Eden 5/29
✔7. Scarlet Nights - Jude Deveraux 9/20
✔8. Mortal Coil - Derek Landy 3/29
✔9. A Brisket, a Casket - Delia Rosen 8/13
✔10. Aunt Dimity Down Under - Nancy Atherton 3/7

2009 COMPLETE
✔1. The Mao Case - Qiu Xiaolong 5/21
✔2. Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell 10/10
✔3. Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke 8/14
✔4. Leviathan - Scott Westerfield 1/16
✔5. In the Shadow of Gotham - Stefanie Pintoff 3/19
✔6. Sizzle - Julie Garwood 9/29
✔7. Hunted - P.C. Cast 10/5
✔8. In Bed With A Stranger - Mary Wine 1/17
✔9. Six Seconds - Rick Mofina 6/29

2008 COMPLETE
✔1. Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye 2/26
✔2. Whitechapel Gods - S.M. Peters 11/11
✔3. The Brass Bed - Jennifer Stevenson 2/3
✔4. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman 7/26
✔5. Cream Puff Murder - Joanne Fluke 11/29
✔6. Bitten to Death - Jennifer Rardin 4/27
✔7. The Monster of Florence - Douglas Preston 1/18
✔8. Rogue's Challenge - Jo Barrett 4/29

2007 COMPLETE!
✔1. Ashes to Dust - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/22
✔2. Toehold: A Novel - Stephen Foreman 2/8
✔3. The Well of Shades - Juliet Marillier 8/7
✔4. Red Phoenix - Kylie Chan 9/26
✔5. The Siren Song - Anne Ursu 1/30
✔6. Magic's Child - Justine Larbalestier 6/27
✔7. Voice Of Crow - Jeri Smith-Ready 4/8

2006 COMPLETE!
✔1. Devilish - Maureen Johnson 4/14
✔2. The Red Heart of Jade - Marjorie Liu 8/31
✔3. White Tiger - Kylie Chan 5/23
✔4. Magic Lessons - Justine Larbalestier 1/24
✔5. Calamity Jayne - Kathleen Bacus 2/17
✔6. Zugzwang - Ronan Bennett 1/31

2005COMPLETE!
✔1. Unzipped - Lois Greiman 9/2
✔2. The Rosary Girls - Richard Montanari 5/26
✔3. Payback - Fern Michaels 6/16
✔4. The Convicts - Iain Lawrence 1/7
✔5. Odalisque - Fiona McIntosh 5/30

2004 COMPLETE!
✔1. Midnight Rain - Holly Lisle 1/17
✔2. Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye - Victoria Laurie 5/24
✔3. Sandstorm - James Rollins 8/26
✔4. Legend of the Jade Dragon - Yasmine Galenorn 2/17

2003 COMPLETE!
✔1. Sea Hunter - Paul Garrison 2/16
✔2. Monkeewrench - P.J. Tracy 1/19
✔3. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane 2/19

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 23: by Barbara ★ (last edited Mar 23, 2013 07:53AM) (new)

Barbara ★ description
Harry Potter Sorting Hat Reading Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2013

READ: 16/16

COMPLETE! AVERAGE 4.25★
➲ Gryffindor's emblematic animal is the lion: Read a book about a lion Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer - Dorothy Gilman (about a lion) 3/21 ★★★
➲ Gryffindor's emblematic colors are scarlet and gold: Monkeewrench - P.J. Tracy (scarlet) 1/19 ★★★★★
➲ "Nearly Headless Nick" is the house ghost of Gryffindor: Midnight Rain - Holly Lisle (ghosts) 1/17 ★★★★
➲ Members of Gryffindor are described as courageous, chivalrous, and brave to the point of recklessness (sometimes) : Odd Apocalypse - Dean Koontz (hero fits) 1/17 ★★★★★
Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer (Mrs. Pollifax, Book 12) by Dorothy Gilman Monkeewrench (Monkeewrench, #1) by P.J. Tracy Midnight Rain by Holly Lisle Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas, #5) by Dean Koontz

COMPLETE! AVERAGE 4★
➲ Slytherin's emblematic animal is the snake: Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb (serpents play a big role) 1/4 ★★★★★
➲ Slytherin's emblematic colors are green and silver: Behemoth - Scott Westerfield (green cover) 2/8 ★★★★★
➲ The Bloody Baron is the house ghost of Slytherin: The Monster of Florence - Douglas Preston (serial killer) 1/18 ★★★★
➲ Members of Ravenclaw are described as cunning and shrewd: Lost Love Found - Bertrice Small (heroine irritated the heck outta me) 1/10 ★★
Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3) by Robin Hobb Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston Lost Love Found (O'Malley Saga, #5) by Bertrice Small

COMPLETE! AVERAGE 4.5★
➲ Helga Hufflepuff, the founder of Hufflepuff, was a witch during medieval times: Read a book that is set in a medieval time period (between 5th to the 15th century)
The Dragon Who Loved Me - G.A. Aiken (set before Viking times) 3/6 ★★★★
➲ Hufflepuff's emblematic colors are yellow and black: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan (yellow cover) 2/9 ★★★★
➲ Fat Friar, the house ghost of Hufflepuff, dedicated his life to religion: Read a book about someone who is extremely religious.
Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye (heroine is Italian Catholic) 2/26 ★★★★★
➲ Members of Hufflepuff are described as hard working, patient, and loyal: Highlander's Challenge - Jo Barrett (hero fits these qualities) 1/21 ★★★★★
The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin, #5) by G.A. Aiken Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Romeo, Romeo (Domestic Gods, #1) by Robin Kaye Highlander's Challenge (Challenge, #1) by Jo Barrett

COMPLETE! AVERAGE 4.5★
➲ Ravenclaw's emblematic animal is the eagle: Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff (griffin-eagle/tiger) 2/13 ★★★★★
➲ Ravenclaw's emblematic colors are blue and bronze: Absolutely, Positively - Heather Webber (blue cover) 2/5 ★★★★★
➲ Rowena Ravenclaw, the founder of Ravenclaw, was Scottish: The Highlander's Fury - Maeve Greyson 2/15 ★★★★
➲ Members of Ravenclaw are described as intelligent, witty, and wise: Love in a Nutshell - Janet Evanovich (hero fits) 1/3 ★★★★
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1) by Jay Kristoff Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich Absolutely, Positively (Lucy Valentine, #3) by Heather Webber The Highlander's Fury by Maeve Greyson

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 24: by Barbara ★ (last edited Aug 22, 2013 04:17PM) (new)

Barbara ★ Disney Princes Challenge





READ: 10/10

♚"The Prince": Frog King, The: A Love Story - Adam Davies (hero is Harry) 8/11

♚"Prince Charming": The Ugly Duchess - Eloisa James (hero is a duke) 8/13

♚Prince Phillip: A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason (h/h betrothed at an early age) 8/9

♚Prince Eric: Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb (hero captains a liveship) 1/4

♚Prince Adam: Tiger's Quest - Colleen Houck (tiger shifter) 5/4

♚Aladdin: The Convicts - Iain Lawrence (comes from the "wrong side of the tracks") 1/7

♚Captain John Smith: Undercover - Lauren Dane (captain of space ship) 7/7

♚Captain Li Shang: Scoundrel - Zoe Archer (hero is B.D. Bennett Day) 8/18

♚Prince Naveen: The Lion's Daughter - Loretta Chase (hero is a slut) 5/7

♚Eugene Fitzherbert: Sins of the Flesh - Eve Silver (heroine kicks heroes butt) 1/9

Frog King, The A Love Story by Adam Davies The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tales, #4) by Eloisa James A Taste of Sin (Sin Trilogy, #1) by Connie Mason Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3) by Robin Hobb Tiger's Quest (The Tiger Saga, #2) by Colleen Houck The Convicts (Curse of the Jolly Stone, #1) by Iain Lawrence Undercover (Federation Chronicles, #1) by Lauren Dane Scoundrel (The Blades of the Rose, #2) by Zoe Archer The Lion's Daughter (Scoundrels, #1) by Loretta Chase Sins of the Flesh (Otherkin, #3) by Eve Silver

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 25: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 03:17PM) (new)

Barbara ★ Reading Through Europe

READ: 19/50

✔1. Albania - The Lion's Daughter - Loretta Chase 5/7
2. Andorra -
3. Armenia -
✔4. Austria - Leviathan - Scott Westerfield 1/16
5. Azerbaijan -
6. Belarus -
7. Belgium -
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina -
✔9. Bulgaria - Angelopolis - Danielle Trussoni 4/18
10. Croatia -
The Lion's Daughter (Scoundrels, #1) by Loretta Chase Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Angelopolis (Angelology, #2) by Danielle Trussoni


✔11. Cyprus - Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist - M.C. Beaton 2/5
✔12. Czech Republic - Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness 2/11
13. Denmark - Invisible Murder - Lene Kaaberbøl
14. Estonia -
✔15. Finland - Snow Angels - James Thompson 5/7
✔16. France - Citadel - Kate Mosse 7/16
17. Georgia -
18. Germany -
✔19. Greece - Bitten to Death - Jennifer Rardin 4/27
20. Hungary - The Book of Summers - Emylia Hall
Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (Agatha Raisin, #6) by M.C. Beaton Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness Invisible Murder (Nina Borg, #2) by Lene Kaaberbøl Snow Angels (Inspector Kari Vaara, #1) by James Thompson Citadel (Languedoc, #3) by Kate Mosse Bitten to Death (Jaz Parks, #4) by Jennifer Rardin The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall

✔21. Iceland - Ashes to Dust - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/22
✔22. Ireland - Mortal Coil - Derek Landy 3/29
✔23. Italy - The Monster of Florence - Douglas Preston 1/18
✔24. Kazakhstan - Deep Black: Death Wave - Stephen Coonts 1/11
25. Latvia - God of Thunder - Alex Archer
26. Liechtenstein -
27. Lithuania -
28. Luxembourg -
29. Republic of Macedonia -
30. Malta - The Middle Sin - Merline Lovelace
Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant, #5) by Derek Landy The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston Deep Black Death Wave (Deep Black, #9) by Stephen Coonts God of Thunder (Rogue Angel, #7) by Alex Archer The Middle Sin (Cleo North #2) by Merline Lovelace

31. Moldova -
32. Monaco - Guilty Wives - James Patterson
33. Montenegro -
✔34. Netherlands - The Folly of the World - Jesse Bullington 5/13
35. Norway - Lethal Investments - K.O. Dahl
✔36. Poland - Briar Rose - Jane Yolen 7/6
37. Portugal -
38. Romania - Key to Conflict - Talia Gryphon
✔39. Russia - Zugzwang - Ronan Bennett 1/31
40. San Marino -
Guilty Wives by James Patterson The Folly of the World by Jesse Bullington Lethal Investments by Kjell Ola Dahl Briar Rose by Jane Yolen Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc #1) by Talia Gryphon Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett

41. Serbia -
42. Slovakia -
43. Slovenia -
✔44. Spain - Sleeping Arrangements - Madeleine Wickham 5/29
✔45. Sweden - The Postcard Killers - James Patterson
46. Switzerland - This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel
✔47. Turkey - Behemoth - Scott Westerfield 2/8
48. Ukraine -
✔49. United Kingdom - The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde 1/8
50. Vatican City - The Third Secret - Steve Berry
Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham The Postcard Killers by James Patterson This Dark Endeavour (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #1) by Kenneth Oppel Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1) by Jasper Fforde The Third Secret by Steve Berry


message 26: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2014 03:07PM) (new)

Barbara ★ New 2U Authors Challenge

Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2013
LEVEL: Come What May = Let's see how many I read.

1. The Convicts - Iain Lawrence 1/7 ★★★
2. The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde 1/8 ★★★
3. Deep Black: Death Wave - Stephen Coonts 1/11 ★★★★★
4. Into Thin Air:Mt. Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer 1/13 ★★
5. Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld 1/16 ★★★★
6. Ashes to Dust - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/22 ★★★
7. A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time - Melinda Blanchard 1/29 ★★★
8. Zugzwang - Ronan Bennett 1/31 ★★★
9. The Brass Bed - Jennifer Stevenson 2/3 ★★★
10. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist - M.C. Beaton 2/5 ★★
11. In Golden Blood - Stephen Woodworth 2/6 ★★★
12. Toehold: A Novel - Stephen Foreman 2/8 ★★★
The Convicts (Curse of the Jolly Stone, #1) by Iain Lawrence The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1) by Jasper Fforde Deep Black Death Wave (Deep Black, #9) by Stephen Coonts Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir A Trip to the Beach Living on Island Time in the Caribbean by Melinda Blanchard Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett The Brass Bed (Jewel Heiss #1) by Jennifer Stevenson Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (Agatha Raisin, #6) by M.C. Beaton In Golden Blood (Violet Eyes, #3) by Stephen Woodworth Toehold A Novel by Stephen H. Foreman

13. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan 2/9 ★★★★
14. Killer Instinct - Zoë Sharp 2/9 ★★★
15. Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff 2/13 ★★★★★
16. Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks - Cara Lockwood 2/14 ★★★
17. The Highlander's Fury - Maeve Greyson 2/15 ★★★★
18. Grendel - John Gardner 2/16 ★★★
19. Calamity Jayne - Kathleen Bacus 2/17 ★★★★
20. The Frog Prince - Jane Porter 2/18 ★★★
21. The Sea of Tranquility - Katha Millay 2/25 ★★★★★
22. Blue Latitudes - Tony Horwitz 2/25 ★★★★
23. Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye 2/26 ★★★★★
24. On Call In Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story - Cdr. Richard Jadick 2/27 ★★★★
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Killer Instinct (A Charlie Fox Thriller, #1) by Zoë Sharp Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1) by Jay Kristoff Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks (Demon, #2) by Cara Lockwood The Highlander's Fury by Maeve Greyson Grendel by John Gardner Calamity Jayne (Calamity Jayne Mystery, #1) by Kathleen Bacus The Frog Prince by Jane Porter The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay Blue Latitudes Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz Romeo, Romeo (Domestic Gods, #1) by Robin Kaye On Call In Hell A Doctor's Iraq War Story by Richard Jadick

25. Unnatural - Michael Griffo 2/28 ★★★
26. Aunt Dimity Down Under - Nancy Atherton 3/7 ★★★★
27. Don't Kill The Messenger - Eileen Rendahl 3/12 ★★★★
28. Antarctica - Kim Stanley Robinson 3/13 ★★★
29. Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones 3/17 ★★
30. In the Shadow of Gotham - Stefanie Pintoff 3/19 ★★★
31. Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer - Dorothy Gilman 3/21 ★★★
32. Spare Change - Bette Lee Crosby 3/21 ★★★★
33. Unearthly - Cynthia Hand 4/4 ★★★★
34. On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers 4/5 ★★★
35. Devilish - Maureen Johnson 4/14 ★★★
36. No Mercy - Lori Armstrong 4/19 ★★★
Unnatural (Archangel Academy, #1) by Michael Griffo Aunt Dimity Down Under (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #15) by Nancy Atherton Don't Kill The Messenger (Messenger, #1) by Eileen Rendahl Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones In the Shadow of Gotham (Simon Ziele, #1) by Stefanie Pintoff Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer (Mrs. Pollifax, Book 12) by Dorothy Gilman Spare Change (Wyattsville #1) by Bette Lee Crosby Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers Devilish by Maureen Johnson No Mercy (A Mercy Gunderson Mystery, #1) by Lori G. Armstrong

37. The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan 4/30 ★★★
38. Reason to Breathe - Rebecca Donovan 5/5 ★★★★★
39. Snow Angels - James Thompson 5/7 ★★★
40. Small as an Elephant - Jennifer Richard Jacobson 5/9 ★★★★
41. Defending Jacob - William Landay 5/11★★★
42. The Folly of the World - Jesse Bullington 5/13 ★★★★
43. The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart 5/14 ★★★★
44. Florence of Arabia - Christopher Buckley 5/15 ★★★
45. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith 5/18 ★★
46. Pushing Up Daisies - Rosemary Harris 5/19 ★★★★
47. White Tiger - Kylie Chan 5/23 ★★★★★
48. Blood Ties - Pamela Freeman 5/26 ★★★
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Reason to Breathe (Breathing, #1) by Rebecca Donovan Snow Angels (Inspector Kari Vaara, #1) by James Thompson Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson Defending Jacob by William Landay The Folly of the World by Jesse Bullington The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith Pushing Up Daisies (Dirty Business, #1) by Rosemary Harris White Tiger (Dark Heavens, #1) by Kylie Chan Blood Ties (Castings, #1) by Pamela Freeman

49. Deadly Fear - Cynthia Eden 5/29 ★★★★
50. Odalisque - Fiona McIntosh 5/30 ★★★★
51. The Skull Mantra - Eliot Pattison 6/14 ★★★★
52. Hannah's Dream - Diane Hammond 6/15 ★★★★
53. Everneath - Brodi Ashton 6/18 ★★★★
54. Valley of Dust - Karoleen Vry Brucks 6/29 ★★
55. Six Seconds - Rick Mofina 6/29 ★★★
56. The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress 7/4 ★★★★
57. Meet Me in Venice - Elizabeth Adler 7/4 ★★★
58. Unencumbered - Dennis Glawe 7/5 ★★
59. Briar Rose - Jane Yolen 7/6 ★★★
60. Undercover - Lauren Dane 7/7 ★★★★
Deadly Fear (Deadly, #1) by Cynthia Eden Odalisque (Percheron, #1) by Fiona McIntosh The Skull Mantra (Inspector Shan, #1) by Eliot Pattison Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi Ashton Valley of Dust by Karoleen Vry Brucks Six Seconds by Rick Mofina The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress Meet Me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler Unencumbered Of Love, Life, and the Law by Dennis Glawe Briar Rose by Jane Yolen Undercover (Federation Chronicles, #1) by Lauren Dane
61. Hot Head - Damon Suede 7/11 ★★★★★
62. Delirium - Lauren Oliver 7/13 ★★★
63. The Rook - Daniel O'Malley 7/24 ★★★
64. Boyfriend from Hell - Jamie Quaid 7/29 ★★★★
65. The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel - Kim Fay 7/30 ★★★★
66. Frog King, The: A Love Story - Adam Davies 8/11 ★★
67. Fruits Basket, Volume 01 - Natsuki Takaya 8/11 ★★★
68. A Brisket, a Casket - Delia Rosen 8/13 ★
69. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 8/16 ★★
70. Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne 8/20 ★★★
71. Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson 8/21 ★★★★
72. Utterly Charming - Kristina Grayson 8/30 ★★
Hot Head (Head, #1) by Damon Suede Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley Boyfriend from Hell (Saturn's Daughter, #1) by Jamie Quaid The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay Frog King, The A Love Story by Adam Davies Fruits Basket, Volume 01 by Natsuki Takaya A Brisket, a Casket (A Deadly Deli Mystery, #1) by Delia Rosen The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1) by Raymond Chandler Mutiny on the Bounty by John Boyne Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson Utterly Charming (Fates, #1) by Kristine Grayson

73. The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart 9/4 ★★★★
74. Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien 9/9 ★★★★
75. The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt 9/28 ★★★
76. Ugly Beautiful - Seanpaul Thomas 10/1 ★★
77. Blood Lies - Daniel Kalla 10/3 ★★★★
78. Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell 10/10 ★★★
79. Little Shop of Homicide - Denise Swanson 10/22 ★★★★
80. The Terror - Dan Simmons 10/23 ★★★
81. Temptation Rising - A.C. Arthur 10/31 ★★★
82. Curfew - Phil Rickman 11/6 ★★
83. Whitechapel Gods - S.M. Peters 11/11 ★★
84. Initiation - Ruth Kerce 12/5 ★★★★
The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1) by Mary Stewart Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt Ugly Beautiful by Sean-Paul Thomas Blood Lies by Daniel Kalla Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell Little Shop of Homicide (A Devereaux Dime Store Mystery #1) by Denise Swanson The Terror by Dan Simmons Temptation Rising (The Shadow Shifters, #1) by A.C. Arthur Curfew by Phil Rickman Whitechapel Gods by S.M. Peters Initiation (Xylon Warriors #1) by Ruth D. Kerce

85. My Life As a White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland 12/6 ★★★★★
86. Grimm End - S.T. Cameron 12/9 ★★★
87. Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes - Denise Grover Swank 12/14 ★★★★
88. Starfire Angels - Melanie Nilles 12/15 ★★★
89. Beyond the Night - Joss Ware 12/20 ★★★★
90. Black Hole Sun - David Macinnis Gill 12/22 ★★★★
91. Wraith - Phaedra Weldon 12/27 ★★★★
My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland Grimm End by S.T. Cameron Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery, #1) by Denise Grover Swank Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels Dark Angel Chronicles, #1) by Melanie Nilles Beyond the Night (Envy Chronicles, #1) by Joss Ware Black Hole Sun (Hell's Cross, #1) by David Macinnis Gill Wraith (Zoe Martinique, #1) by Phaedra Weldon

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ Build-A-Body Challenge

READ: 12/12

HEAD: The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2) by Kelley Armstrong - Kelley Armstrong 1/11
NECK: In Bed With A Stranger (McJames, #1) by Mary Wine - Mary Wine 1/17
SHOULDER: The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin, #5) by G.A. Aiken - G.A. Aiken 3/6
ARM: Highlander's Challenge (Challenge, #1) by Jo Barrett - Jo Barrett 1/21
TORSO: The Chief (Highland Guard, #1) by Monica McCarty - Monica McCarty 12/7
LEGS: A Notorious Proposition (Winter Garden #3) by Adele Ashworth - Adele Ashworth 12/21
BACK: The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston - Douglas Preston 1/18
EYES: Calamity Jayne by Kathleen Bacus - Kathleen Bacus 2/17
NOSE: Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas, #5) by Dean Koontz - Dean Koontz 1/17
LIPS: Killer Instinct (Charlie Fox Thriller, #1) by Zoë Sharp - Zoe Sharp 2/9
HANDS: Scrumptious by Amanda Usen - Amanda Usen 12/8
FEET: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones - Darynda Jones 2/2

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ Wild West Reading Challenge

Duration: March 1 - December 31, 2013
Level: Open (9+ books)

READ: 77/77

Aperschnalzen COMPLETE!
A: Master of Shadows - Angela Knight 3/7
P: The Pleasure of Your Kiss - Teresa Medeiros 3/26
E: The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde 3/9
R: Superstition - Karen Robards 3/31
S: Born to Bite - Lindsay Sands 4/13
C: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder - Joanne Fluke 3/3
H: Dare to Die - Carolyn Hart 4/6
N: Aunt Dimity Down Under - Nancy Atherton 3/7
A: Antarctica - Kim Stanley Robinson 3/13
L: The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket 3/10
Z: Warrior - Zoe Archer 4/11
E: Don't Kill The Messenger - Eileen Rendahl 3/12
N: The Next Always - Nora Roberts 4/9
Master of Shadows (Mageverse, #8) by Angela Knight The Pleasure of Your Kiss (Burke Brothers, #1) by Teresa Medeiros The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper Fforde Superstition by Karen Robards Born to Bite (Argeneau, #13) by Lynsay Sands Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke Dare to Die (Death on Demand, #19) by Carolyn Hart Aunt Dimity Down Under (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #15) by Nancy Atherton Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4) by Lemony Snicket Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1) by Zoe Archer Don't Kill The Messenger (Messenger, #1) by Eileen Rendahl The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts

Bareback riding COMPLETE!
B: The Forgotten - David Baldacci 3/13
A: Angelopolis - Danielle Trussoni 4/18
R: Rogue's Challenge - Jo Barrett 4/29
E: The Taking - Erin McCarthy 3/18
B: Spare Change - Bette Lee Crosby 3/21
A: No Mercy - Lori Armstrong 4/19
C: Dark Predator - Christine Feehan 3/16
K: Girl of Nightmares - Kendare Blake 5/8

R: Delusion in Death - J.D. Robb 3/6
I: In the Shadow of Gotham - Stefanie Pintoff 3/19
D: Double Play - Jill Shalvis 3/20
I: Lethal Rider - Larissa Ione 3/22
N: Biting Cold - Chloe Neill 4/23
G: Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer - Dorothy Gilman 3/21
The Forgotten (Puller, #2) by David Baldacci Angelopolis (Angelology, #2) by Danielle Trussoni Rogue's Challenge (Challenge, #2) by Jo Barrett The Taking (Seven Deadly Sins, #3) by Erin McCarthy Spare Change by Bette Lee Crosby No Mercy (A Mercy Gunderson Mystery, #1) by Lori G. Armstrong Dark Predator (Dark, #22) by Christine Feehan Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake Delusion in Death (In Death, #35) by J.D. Robb In the Shadow of Gotham (Simon Ziele, #1) by Stefanie Pintoff Double Play (Pacific Heat, #1) by Jill Shalvis Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3) by Larissa Ione Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer (Mrs. Pollifax, Book 12) by Dorothy Gilman

Barrel racing COMPLETE!
B: The Bridge to Never Land - Dave Barry/Ridley Pearson 3/31
A: The Girl Who Disappeared Twice - Andrea Kane 5/3
R: Calculated in Death - J.D. Robb 4/22
R: Bitten to Death - Jennifer Rardin 4/27
E: Shadows in the Starlight - Elaine Cunningham 4/2
L: Mortal Coil - Derek Landy 3/29

R: Reason to Breathe - Rebecca Donovan 5/5
A: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith 5/18
C: The Fifth Witness - Michael Connelly 3/22
I: Rogue Rider - Larissa Ione 4/6
N: Branded by Fire - Nalini Singh 4/27
G: A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin 4/25
The Bridge to Never Land (Peter and the Starcatchers, #5) by Dave Barry The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane Calculated in Death (In Death, #36) by J.D. Robb Bitten to Death (Jaz Parks, #4) by Jennifer Rardin Shadows in the Starlight (Changeling, #2) by Elaine Cunningham Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant, #5) by Derek Landy Reason to Breathe (Breathing, #1) by Rebecca Donovan The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith The Fifth Witness (Mickey Haller, #4) by Michael Connelly Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #4 ) by Larissa Ione A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin

Cowboy boots COMPLETE!
C: The Curse of the Pharaohs - Elizabeth Peters 4/26
O: On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers 4/5
W: Goliath - Scott Westerfeld 3/5
B: Phoenix Rising - Philippa Ballantine 5/2
O: Odalisque - Fiona McIntosh 5/30
Y: The Ylem - Tatiana Vila 4/29

B: Bookplate Special - Lorna Barrett 5/4
O: On Dublin Street - Samantha Young 6/14
O: Delirium - Lauren Oliver 7/13
T: Through Violet Eyes - Stephen Woodworth 3/20
S: Small as an Elephant - Jennifer Richard Jacobson 5/9
The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, #2) by Elizabeth Peters On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers Goliath (Leviathan, #3) by Scott Westerfeld Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1) by Philippa Ballantine Odalisque (Percheron, #1) by Fiona McIntosh The Ylem (The Ylem Trilogy, #1) by Tatiana Vila Bookplate Special (A Booktown Mystery, #3) by Lorna Barrett On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) by Samantha Young Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver Through Violet Eyes by Stephen Woodworth Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Chuck Wagon Racing 15/16 done
C: Unearthly - Cynthia Hand 4/4
H: Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones 3/17
U: U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton 4/13
C: Chopping Spree - Diane Mott Davidson 5/5
K: Beautiful Redemption - Kami Garcia 5/19

W: A Falcon Flies - Wilbur Smith 3/31
A: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye - Victoria Laurie 5/24
G: Tricks of the Trade - Laura Ann Gilman 3/30
O: Driven to Ink - Karen Olsen 3/24
N: N Is For Noose - Sue Grafton 5/8

R: The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan 4/30
A: Everbound - Brodi Ashton 6/25
C: Tiger's Quest - Colleen Houck 5/4
I: Inferno - Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/27
N: Dragon Unmasked - Kathleen Nance 6/30
G: A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin 3/25
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21) by Sue Grafton Chopping Spree (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #11) by Diane Mott Davidson Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles, #4) by Kami Garcia A Falcon Flies (The Ballantyne Novels, #1) by Wilbur A. Smith Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mystery, #1) by Victoria Laurie Tricks of the Trade (Paranormal Scene Investigations #3) by Laura Anne Gilman Driven to Ink (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #3) by Karen E. Olson N Is For Noose (Kinsey Millhone Mystery) by Sue Grafton The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Everbound (Everneath, #2) by Brodi Ashton Tiger's Quest (The Tiger Saga, #2) by Colleen Houck Inferno (Chronicles of Nick, #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Dragon Unmasked (Earth Magic #2) by Kathleen Nance A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin

Cattle Drive COMPLETE!
C: Crown of Crystal Flame - C.L. Wilson 5/17
A: The Dragon Who Loved Me - G.A. Aiken 3/6
T: Snow Angels - James Thompson 5/7
T: The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart 5/14
L: The Lion's Daughter - Loretta Chase 5/7
E: Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters 4/4

D: Devilish - Maureen Johnson 4/14
R: Pushing Up Daisies - Rosemary Harris 5/19
I: The Innocent - David Baldacci 5/21
V: Voice Of Crow - Jeri Smith-Ready 4/8
E: The Return of Black Douglas - Elaine Coffman 4/7
Crown of Crystal Flame (Tairen Soul, #5) by C.L. Wilson The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin, #5) by G.A. Aiken Snow Angels (Inspector Kari Vaara, #1) by James Thompson The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart The Lion's Daughter (Scoundrels, #1) by Loretta Chase Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters Devilish by Maureen Johnson Pushing Up Daisies (Dirty Business, #1) by Rosemary Harris The Innocent (Will Robie, #1) by David Baldacci Voice of Crow (Aspect of Crow, #2) by Jeri Smith-Ready The Return of Black Douglas (Black Douglas, #2) by Elaine Coffman

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge

Duration: April 1 - May 31, 2013
Level: Difficult - Read 8+ books

READ: 16/16

✔D: Chopping Spree - Diane Mott Davidson 5/5
✔A: The Girl Who Disappeared Twice - Andrea Kane 5/3
✔F: Florence of Arabia - Christopher Buckley 5/15
✔F: Forever - Maggie Stiefvater 5/11
✔O: Odalisque - Fiona McIntosh 5/30
✔D: Deadly Fear - Cynthia Eden 5/29
✔I: Rogue Rider - Larissa Ione 4/6
✔L: The Lion's Daughter - Loretta Chase 5/7
Chopping Spree (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #11) by Diane Mott Davidson The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater Odalisque (Percheron, #1) by Fiona McIntosh Deadly Fear (Deadly, #1) by Cynthia Eden Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #4 ) by Larissa Ione The Lion's Daughter (Scoundrels, #1) by Loretta Chase

✔G: Girl of Nightmares - Kendare Blake 5/8
✔L: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye - Victoria Laurie 5/24
✔O: On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers 4/5
✔X: The Mao Case - Qiu Xiaolong 5/21
✔I: Silent Blade - Ilona Andrews 4/8
✔N: The Next Always - Nora Roberts 4/9
✔I: (Ian Southernland) - Rogue's Challenge - Jo Barrett 4/29
✔A: No Mercy - Lori Armstrong 4/19
Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mystery, #1) by Victoria Laurie On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong Silent Blade (Kinsmen, #1) by Ilona Andrews The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts Rogue's Challenge (Challenge, #2) by Jo Barrett No Mercy (A Mercy Gunderson Mystery, #1) by Lori G. Armstrong

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ Reading University Challenge

Duration: May 13, 2013 - August 31, 2014

Associates Degree 7/7 COMPLETE

Science: The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart (fantasy) 5/14/13
Literature: The Map of Lost Memories - Kim Fay (literary fiction) 7/30/13
History: The Folly of the World - Jesse Bullington (Netherlands 1420s) 5/13/13
Social Sciences: Florence of Arabia - Christopher Buckley 5/15/13
(set in Middle East/women's rights or lack thereof)
Art: The Mao Case - Qiu Xiaolong (re: poetry scrolls and paintings) 5/21/13
Language: White Tiger - Kylie Chan (set in Hong Kong) 5/23/13
Athletics: Slow Heat - Jill Shalvis (hero is professional baseball player) 7/31/13
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay London Fields by Martin Amis The Folly of the World by Jesse Bullington Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley The Mao Case (Inspector Chen Cao #6) by Qiu Xiaolong White Tiger (Dark Heavens, #1) by Kylie Chan Slow Heat (Pacific Heat, #2) by Jill Shalvis

Bachelors Degree: 13/13 COMPLETE

Major: History
1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith (alternate history) 8/4/13
2. The Well of Shades - Juliet Marillier (set in Ireland/Scotland) 8/7/13
3. Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan (set in England) 8/8/13
4. The Temptation of Your Touch - Teresa Medeiros (set in England) 8/11/13
5. The Ugly Duchess - Eloisa James (set in England) 8/13/13
6. Scoundrel - Zoe Archer (set in Greece) 8/18/13
7. Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson (set in Sweden) 8/21/13
8. Sandstorm - James Rollins (set in Oman) 8/26/13
9. The Seventh Sinner - Elizabeth Peters (set in Italy) 8/28/13
10. River of Eden - Glenna McReynolds (set in Brazil) 8/29/13
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith The Well of Shades (The Bridei Chronicles, #3) by Juliet Marillier Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan The Temptation of Your Touch (Burke Brothers, #2) by Teresa Medeiros The Ugly Duchess (Fairy Tales, #4) by Eloisa James Scoundrel (The Blades of the Rose, #2) by Zoe Archer Unwanted (Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht, #1) by Kristina Ohlsson Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1) by James Rollins The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters River of Eden by Glenna McReynolds

Minor: Language
1. Last Man Standing - Cindy Gerard (set in Africa) 8/5/13
2. Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne (set in Oceania/Tahiti) 8/20/13
3. The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog - Elizabeth Peters (set in Egypt) 8/13/13
Last Man Standing (Black Ops, #7) by Cindy Gerard Mutiny on the Bounty by John Boyne The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (Amelia Peabody, #7) by Elizabeth Peters


Master's Degree - Social Science 15/15 COMPLETE

Sub-Category: Anthropology
fiction or non-fiction book set in a culture or country different from yours (I live in U.S.A.)
1. Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled - Dorothy Gilman (set in Syria-a Muslin country) 9/2/13
2. Emissary - Fiona McIntosh (set in a harem) 9/11/13
3. White Heat - Cherry Adair (set in Italy) 11/2/13
Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled (Mrs. Pollifax, Book 14) by Dorothy Gilman Emissary (Percheron, #2) by Fiona McIntosh White Heat (T-FLAC, #11) by Cherry Adair

Sub-Category: Psychology
fiction or non-fiction book about psychology, psychological disorders, a psychiatrist, or where the main character has a mental disorder
1. Unzipped - Lois Greiman (m.c. is a psychologist) 9/2/13
2. Ugly Beautiful - Seanpaul Thomas (heroine has split personality) 10/1/13
3. Murder Suicide - Keith Ablow (m.c. is psychologist) 1/3/14
Unzipped (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #1) by Lois Greiman Ugly Beautiful by Sean-Paul Thomas Murder Suicide (Frank Clevenger, #5) by Keith Ablow

Sub-Category: Education
fiction or non-fiction book about education, an educator (school administration or teacher), or set in a school
1. Fall of Night - Rachel Caine (set in a college) 10/5/13
2. Starfire Angels - Melanie Nilles (set in a high scshool) 12/15/13
3. With All My Soul - Rachel Vincent (set in a high school) 12/4/13
Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires, #14) by Rachel Caine Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels Dark Angel Chronicles, #1) by Melanie Nilles With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7) by Rachel Vincent

Sub-Category: Political Science
fiction or non-fiction book about a political movement, politician, or set in a "great power" state (UK, China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, or US)
1. Red Phoenix - Kylie Chan (set in China) 9/26/13
2. What Doesn't Kill You - Iris Johansen (set in China) 10/17/13
3. Kinslayer - Jay Kristoff (set in pseudo-Japan) 11/13/13
Red Phoenix (Dark Heavens, #2) by Kylie Chan What Doesn't Kill You A Novel by Iris Johansen Kinslayer (The Lotus War, #2) by Jay Kristoff

Random:
1. The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart 9/4/13
2. Rebel - Zoe Archer 9/8/13
3. Written in Red - Anne Bishop 9/16/13
The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1) by Mary Stewart Rebel (The Blades of the Rose, #3) by Zoe Archer Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop


PHD - Political Science 10/10 COMPLETE
fiction or non-fiction book about a political movement, politician, or set in a "great power" state (UK, China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, or US)

1. The Janus Affair - Philippa Ballantine (UK/London) 1/31/14
2. Untold - Sarah Rees Brennan (UK) 2/13/14
3. Hollow City - Ransom Riggs (UK/London) 2/20/14
4. Swept Away by a Kiss - Katharine Ashe (UK/London) 2/28/14
5. Dark Wolf - Christine Feehan (Russia) 3/4/14
6. Chains of Ice - Christina Dodd (Russia) 3/5/14
7. The Winter Sea - Susanna Kearsley (UK/Scotland) 4/2/14
8. The Firebird - Susanna Kearsley (Russia) 5/12/14
9. The Last Oracle - James Rollins (Russia) 5/30/14
10. Sexiest Vampire Alive - Kerrelyn Sparks (China) 8/31/14
The Janus Affair (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #2) by Pip Ballantine Untold (The Lynburn Legacy, #2) by Sarah Rees Brennan Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs Swept Away by a Kiss (Rogues of the Sea, #1) by Katharine Ashe Dark Wolf (Dark, #25) by Christine Feehan Chains of Ice (The Chosen Ones, #3) by Christina Dodd The Winter Sea (Slains, #1) by Susanna Kearsley The Firebird (Slains, #2) by Susanna Kearsley The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, #5) by James Rollins Sexiest Vampire Alive (Love at Stake, #11) by Kerrelyn Sparks

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 31: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2015 05:39PM) (new)

Barbara ★ It's All in the Title Challenge
Duration: June 1, 2013 - ??

Level: Moderate 4-7 per category

READ: 52/60
Bonus: 17/18

Categories
☀ Color - COMPLETE! ☀
1. Black Dawn - Rachel Caine 7/2/13
2. With Red Hands - Stephen Woodworth 7/9/13
3. Black Friday - Alex Kava 7/27/13
4. The Red Heart of Jade - Marjorie Liu 8/31/13
5. Written in Red - Anne Bishop 9/16/13
6. Scarlet Nights - Jude Deveraux 9/20/13
Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12) by Rachel Caine With Red Hands (Violet Eyes, #2) by Stephen Woodworth Black Friday (Maggie O'Dell, #7) by Alex Kava The Red Heart of Jade (Dirk & Steele, #3) by Marjorie M. Liu Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux

☀ Sky (cloud, star, moon, sun, etc.) - COMPLETE! ☀
1. Dark Moon - Rebecca York 9/17/13
2. Starfire Angels - Melanie Nilles 12/15/13
3. He Shall Thunder in the Sky - Elizabeth Peters 3/29/14
4. Shadows Before the Sun - Kelly Gay 3/29/14
5. City of the Sun - David Levien 5/13/14
6. Hunter's Moon - Dana Stabenow 5/24/14
Dark Moon (Moon #10; Decorah Security #1) by Rebecca York Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels Dark Angel Chronicles, #1) by Melanie Nilles He Shall Thunder in the Sky (Amelia Peabody, #12) by Elizabeth Peters Shadows Before the Sun (Charlie Madigan #4) by Kelly Gay City of the Sun (Frank Behr, #1) by David Levien Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak, #9) by Dana Stabenow

☀ Food or Drink ☀
1. The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up - JoAnna Carl 7/27/13
2. Fruits Basket, Volume 01 - Natsuki Takaya 8/11/13
3. A Brisket, a Casket - Delia Rosen 8/13/13
4. Cream Puff Murder - Joanne Fluke 11/29/13
5. Strawberry Shortcake Murder - Joanne Fluke 3/20/14
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The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up (A Chocoholic Mystery, #3) by JoAnna Carl Fruits Basket, Vol. 1 (Fruits Basket, #1) by Natsuki Takaya A Brisket, a Casket (A Deadly Deli Mystery, #1) by Delia Rosen Cream Puff Murder (Hannah Swensen, #11) by Joanne Fluke Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2) by Joanne Fluke

☀ Body of Water - COMPLETE! ☀
1. Dawn in Eclipse Bay - Jayne Ann Krentz 7/3/13
2. River of Eden - Glenna McReynolds 8/29/13
3. The Hippopotamus Pool - Elizabeth Peters 10/17/13
4. Seaborne - Katherine Irons 12/31/13
5. The Quartered Sea - Tanya Huff 2/13/14
6. The Winter Sea - Susanna Kearsley 4/2/14
Dawn in Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay Trilogy, # 2) by Jayne Ann Krentz River of Eden by Glenna McReynolds The Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody, #8) by Elizabeth Peters Seaborne (Seaborne #1) by Katherine Irons The Quartered Sea (Quarters #4) by Tanya Huff The Winter Sea (Slains, #1) by Susanna Kearsley

☀ Person’s First or Last Name - COMPLETE! ☀
1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith 8/4/13
2. Taking Eve - Iris Johansen 8/10/13
3. Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled - Dorothy Gilman 9/2/13
4. Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien 9/9/13
5. Hunting Eve - Iris Johansen 9/14/13
6. The Perfect Hope - Nora Roberts (m.c. is Hope) 9/21/13
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith Taking Eve (Eve Duncan, #16) by Iris Johansen Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled (Mrs. Pollifax 14) by Dorothy Gilman Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien Hunting Eve (Eve Duncan, #17) by Iris Johansen The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro, #3) by Nora Roberts

☀ Romantic Word - COMPLETE! ☀
1. Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke 8/14/13
2. Kiss Me, Kill Me - Maggie Shayne 9/13/13
3. Hearts of Smoke and Steam - Andrew Mayer 10/18/13
4. Swept Away by a Kiss - Katharine Ashe 2/28/14
5. Lucky in Love - Jill Shalvis 3/23/14
6. White Wedding - Ursula Sinclair 8/11/14
Winter Kiss (Dragonfire, #4) by Deborah Cooke Kiss Me, Kill Me (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #3) by Maggie Shayne Hearts of Smoke and Steam (The Society of Steam, #2) by Andrew P. Mayer Swept Away by a Kiss (Rogues of the Sea, #1) by Katharine Ashe Lucky in Love (Lucky Harbor, #4) by Jill Shalvis White Wedding by Ursula Sinclair

☀ One Word Title - COMPLETE! ☀
1. Payback - Fern Michaels 6/16/13
2. Everneath - Brodi Ashton 6/18/13
3. Whiplash - Catherine Coulter 6/20/13
4. Everbound - Brodi Ashton 6/25/13
5. Undercover - Lauren Dane 7/7/13
6. Enchantment - Orson Scott Card 7/29/13
Payback (Sisterhood, #2) by Fern Michaels Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi Ashton Whiplash (FBI Thriller, #14) by Catherine Coulter Everbound (Everneath, #2) by Brodi Ashton Undercover (Federation Chronicles, #1) by Lauren Dane Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

☀ Number in Title - COMPLETE! ☀
1. Six Seconds - Rick Mofina 6/29/13
2. NOS4A2 - Joe Hill 7/18/13
3. Deep Six - Clive Cussler 8/23/13
4. The Seventh Sinner - Elizabeth Peters 8/28/13
5. 12th of Never - James Patterson 9/26/13
6. Once Upon a Tower - Eloisa James 10/8/13
Six Seconds by Rick Mofina NOS4A2 by Joe Hill Deep Six (Dirk Pitt, #7) by Clive Cussler The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters 12th of Never (Women's Murder Club, #12) by James Patterson Once Upon a Tower (Fairy Tales, #5) by Eloisa James

☀ Type of home (house, manor, cabin, etc) ☀
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☀ Family Member (sister, father, wife, aunt, uncle, step-sister, cousin, etc.) ☀
1. Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton 9/8/13
2. The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt 9/28/13
3. Aunt Dimity and the Duke - Nancy Atherton 10/6/13
4. The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart - Jesse Bullington 10/1
5. Daddy's Girl - Lisa Scottoline 10/16
6.
Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity, #1) by Nancy Atherton The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt Aunt Dimity and the Duke (Dimity #2) by Nancy Atherton The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington Daddy's Girl by Lisa Scottoline

ALTERNATES:
Bonus - You may elect to do none, one, a few, or all. These are optional.
☀ Cultural (a real place, language, people group) ☀
1. Meet Me in Venice - Elizabeth Adler 7/4/13
2. The Paris Vendetta - Steve Berry 7/8/13
3. The Alexandria Link - Steve Berry 10/25/14
4. Letters from Skye: A Novel - Jessica Brockmole 10/30
5. Nearly Departed in Deadwood - Ann Charles 11/9
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Meet Me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5) by Steve Berry The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, #2) by Steve Berry Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole Nearly Departed in Deadwood (Deadwood, #1) by Ann Charles

☀ Animal - COMPLETE!☀
1. Dragon Unmasked - Kathleen Nance 6/30/13
2. Coyote's Mate - Lora Leigh 7/14/13
3. Frog King, The: A Love Story - Adam Davies 8/11/13
4. The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog - Elizabeth Peters 8/13/13
5. Ink Flamingos - Karen Olson 9/17/13
6. Red Phoenix - Kylie Chan 9/26/13
Dragon Unmasked (Earth Magic #2) by Kathleen Nance Coyote's Mate (Breeds, #18) by Lora Leigh The Frog King A Love Story by Adam Davies The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (Amelia Peabody, #7) by Elizabeth Peters Ink Flamingos (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #4) by Karen E. Olson Red Phoenix (Dark Heavens, #2) by Kylie Chan

☀ Body part - COMPLETE!☀
1. Hot Head - Damon Suede 7/11/13
2. Eyes Wide Open - Andrew Gross 8/26/13
3. Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis 11/7/13
4. Sleight of Hand - Phillip Margolin 12/27/13
5. The False-Hearted Teddy - John J. Lamb 5/25/14
6. Heart of Atlantis - Alyssa Day 8/11/14
Hot Head (Head, #1) by Damon Suede Eyes Wide Open  by Andrew Gross Head Over Heels (Lucky Harbor, #3) by Jill Shalvis Sleight of Hand (Dana Cutler, #4) by Phillip Margolin The False-Hearted Teddy (A Bear Collector's Mystery, #2) by John J. Lamb Heart of Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon, #8) by Alyssa Day


message 32: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jul 31, 2013 04:46AM) (new)

Barbara ★ Quarterly Beach Blanket Bingo
Duration: June 21 - September 21, 2013
Level: Sun Diva 11-20 books (1 bingo from each card)

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Sunglasses: Read a book with sunglasses on the cover. Or read a book about a bodyguard.
Umbrella: Read a book with an umbrella or parasol on the cover.
Blanket: Read a book with a blanket on the cover. Or with a title that starts with one of the letters from the word "blanket."
Beach: Read a book with a beach picture on the cover. Or book with beach related object on cover.
Life Preserver: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey - Trenton Lee Stewart (life preserver on cover) 7/26
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Boat/Ship: Read a book with a boat on the cover.
Beach Bag: Read a book that you might tuck into your beach bag for a great summer read.
Visor Hat: Read a book with a visor or hat on the cover.
Seashell: Read a book with a seashell on the cover. Or has a close up of an ear.
Passport: Under Your Spell - Lois Greiman (set in UK, I live US) 7/3
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Waves: Read a controversial book, or one making waves. Or shows waves on the cover.
Ice Cream: Read a book showing ice cream on the cover.
Free Space: The Rising - Kelley Armstrong 6/23
Cocktails: Read a book with a cocktail on the cover.
Sand Castles: Playboy's Challenge - Jo Barrett (castle in back right corner) 7/30
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Blockbuster: Read a summer blockbuster.
Swimming: Read a book where the main character is a smimmer, or there is someone swimming or floating on a raft on the cover.
Lifeguard: Read a book about a lifeguard, or the cover model is certainly built like one.
Sunburn: Read a book with a predominantly pink or red color cover.
Beach Towel: The Deeds of the Disturber - Elizabeth Peters (multi-colored like a beach towel) 7/25
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Tan: The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel - Kim Fay (tan cover) 7/30
Cricket: Read a book where someone plays cricket.
Volleyball: Read a book where someone plays volleyball, or there is quick-witted bantering back and forth.
Seaweed: Read a book that is predominantly dark green, shows weeds on the cover, or has a tangled plot.
Saltwater Taffy: Dark Mirror - Mary Jo Putney (pulls you into plot) 6/25
Under Your Spell (Witches of Mayfair, #1) by Lois Greiman The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3) by Kelley Armstrong The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #2) by Trenton Lee Stewart The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay The Deeds of the Disturber (Amelia Peabody, #5) by Elizabeth Peters Dark Mirror (Dark Mirror, #1) by Mary Jo Putney


message 33: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jul 31, 2013 04:49AM) (new)

Barbara ★ 2.
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Heat: The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress (heroine uses a gun) 7/4
Dogs: Fatal Voyage - Kathy Reichs (heroine's dog plays a role) 7/15
Sun: Read a book with a sun on the cover.
Frisbee: The Immortal Fire - Anne Ursu (freebie/library) 7/20
Fish & Chips: This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel (h/h go fishing) 6/26
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Flippers: Dragon Unmasked - Kathleen Nance (couldn't put down) 6/30
Travel: The Paris Vendetta - Steve Berry (Denmark->Paris) 7/8
Sunbathing: Read a book where someone sunbathes. Or the person on the cover would make a great bathing beauty.
Bar-B-Q: Valley of Dust - Karoleen Vry Brucks (vampires) 6/29
Swimsuit: Read a book with a swimsuit on the cover.
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Pippies: Pippies are small Australian crabs. Read a book with a crab on the cover or takes place in Australia.
Shorts: Read an anthology of short stories, or is a novella.
Free Space: M Is for Malice - Sue Grafton 6/24
Sizzle!: Undercover - Lauren Dane (erotica) 7/7
Beach Chair: Read a book with a chair on the cover.
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Sunglasses: Read a book with sunglasses on the cover, or is about a bodyguard.
Sandals: Read a book showing sandals on the cover.
Baseball: Read a book about baseball, or is ninth in the series.
Picnic: Unencumbered - Dennis Glawe (h/h go on picnic) 7/5
Lazy Days: Delirium - Lauren Oliver (set during summer) 7/13
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Waves: Read a controversial book, or one making waves. Or shows waves on the cover.
Sundress: Read a book with a sundress on the cover.
Road Trip!: Read a book where the protagonists take a road trip.
Fan: Hot Head - Damon Suede (hot m/m action) 7/11
Summer Movie: Read a book that has been made into a summer movie. For help, check out June BMDC and look for July's and August's.
The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan, #4) by Kathy Reichs NOS4A2 by Joe Hill This Dark Endeavour (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #1) by Kenneth Oppel Dragon Unmasked (Earth Magic #2) by Kathleen Nance The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5) by Steve Berry Valley of Dust by Karoleen Vry Brucks M Is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, #13) by Sue Grafton Undercover (Federation Chronicles, #1) by Lauren Dane Unencumbered Of Love, Life, and the Law by Dennis Glawe Hot Head (Head, #1) by Damon Suede


message 34: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jul 31, 2013 04:50AM) (new)

Barbara ★ 3.
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Watermelon: Meet Me in Venice - Elizabeth Adler (pink cover) 7/4
Pedicure: Read a book depicting a nice pedicure. Or one you read any part of while getting a pedicure.
Camp: Citadel - Kate Mosse (ghosts) 7/16
Straw bag: Read a book that fits nicely into your straw bag.
Lemonade: Read book with a yellow cover or where things turn sour.
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National Park: Demon Hunts - C.E. Murphy (Ranier Nat'l Park, WA) 6/28
Car Wash: Read a book with a car on the cover.
Halter Tops: Scales And A Tail - Stormy Glenn (155 pages) 6/30
Starfish: Read a book that has a lot of five star ratings, or one with a star on the cover.
Fireflies: Read a Sci-Fi book, or one with fireflies on the cover.
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Staycation: Read a book that takes place near where you life.
Water Balloon: Read a book where a surprise attack occurs. Or has a multiple-colored cover. Or where something mischievous happened within the book. Or the action is set in Brazil, New Orleans, or during Carnival or Mardi Grass. Or has maybe has some samba dancing?
Free Space: Everbound - Brodi Ashton 6/25
S’mores: Read a book with chocolate on the cover, is super sweet, or has a dark brown cover.
Double Scoop: Read a two in one book (two stories), or is written by two authors.
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Blackberries: Read a book that is dark blue, or has berries or fresh fruit on the cover.
Vacation: Magic's Child - Justine Larbalestier (Australia) 6/27
State Fair: NOS4A2 - Joe Hill (Christmanland) 7/18
Sunflower: Briar Rose - Jane Yolen (roses on cover) 7/6
Convertible: Read a book that is available to you in two formats. (i.e. Both eBook and audio, or both audio and hardcover.)
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Shade: Read a book showing shade or shadows.
Wimbledon: Six Seconds - Rick Mofina 6/29
Bon Fires: The Immortal Fire - Anne Ursu (fire in title) 7/20
Breezy: Read a book that is light and breezy. Or depicts wind on the cover.
Saltwater Taffy: Dark Mirror - Mary Jo Putney (pulls you into plot) 6/25
Meet Me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler Demon Hunts (Walker Papers, #5) by C.E. Murphy Scales And A Tail (Midnight Matings, #2) by Stormy Glenn Everbound (Everneath, #2) by Brodi Ashton Magic's Child (Magic or Madness, #3) by Justine Larbalestier Six Seconds by Rick Mofina Dark Mirror (Dark Mirror, #1) by Mary Jo Putney


message 35: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 19, 2014 06:34PM) (new)

Barbara ★ Stuck In A Rut Challenge

Duration: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
LEVEL: Die-Hard - Complete all 3 tasks

TASK ONE: A Mix of Old and New
Read 1 complete Trilogy - Jill Shalvis - Wilder Trilogy
✔1. Instant Attraction 1/24
✔2. Instant Gratification 2/23
✔3. Instant Temptation 3/26
Instant Attraction (Wilder, #1) by Jill Shalvis Instant Gratification (Wilder, #2) by Jill Shalvis Instant Temptation (Wilder, #3) by Jill Shalvis

Read 2 books that have your Favorite Color on the cover
✔1. Under Your Spell - Lois Greiman 7/3
✔2. Naked Edge - Pamela Clare 8/3
Under Your Spell (Witches of Mayfair, #1) by Lois Greiman Naked Edge (I-Team, #4) by Pamela Clare

Read 3 books from your Favorite Author/s
✔1. A Cold-Blooded Business - Dana Stabenow 7/8
✔2. The Deeds of the Disturber - Elizabeth Peters 7/25
✔3. Sleep No More - Iris Johansen 7/21
A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak, #4) by Dana Stabenow The Deeds of the Disturber (Amelia Peabody, #5) by Elizabeth Peters Sleep No More (Eve Duncan, #15) by Iris Johansen

Read 4 Different New to You Authors
✔1. Meet Me in Venice - Elizabeth Adler 7/4
✔2. Delirium - Lauren Oliver 7/13
✔3. The Rook - Daniel O'Malley 7/24
✔4. The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel - Kim Fay 7/30
Meet Me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay

Read 5 Different Genres
✔1. {paranormal] Black Dawn - Rachel Caine 7/2
✔2. {steampunk} The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress 7/4
✔3. {young adult} Briar Rose - Jane Yolen 7/6
✔4. {mystery} Black Friday - Alex Kava 7/27
✔5. {fantasy} The Well of Shades - Juliet Marillier 8/7
Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12) by Rachel Caine The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress Briar Rose by Jane Yolen Black Friday (Maggie O'Dell, #7) by Alex Kava The Well of Shades (The Bridei Chronicles, #3) by Juliet Marillier

TASK TWO: Books of All Sizes
Read 2 Short Stories (Less than 100 pages)
✔1. Magic Gifts - Ilona Andrews (100 pages) 10/26
✔2. What Really Happened in Peru - Cassandra Clare (70 pages) 12/31
Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, #5.4) by Ilona Andrews What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles, #1) by Cassandra Clare

Read 2 Novella's (Less than 200 pages)
✔1. Playboy's Challenge - Jo Barrett (136 pages) 7/30
✔2. Ugly Beautiful - Seanpaul Thomas (190 pages) 10/1
Playboy's Challenge (Challenge, #3) by Jo Barrett Ugly Beautiful by Sean-Paul Thomas

Read 2 Novels (200-400 pages)
✔1. Coyote's Mate - Lora Leigh (341 pages) 7/14
✔2. Hot Head - Damon Suede (320 pages) 7/11
Coyote's Mate (Breeds, #18) by Lora Leigh Hot Head (Head, #1) by Damon Suede

Read 2 Chunky books (More than 400 pages)
✔1. Citadel - Kate Mosse (696 pages) 7/16
✔2. NOS4A2 - Joe Hill (692 pages) 7/18
Citadel (Languedoc, #3) by Kate Mosse NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

TASK THREE:
* Read a complete series from book 1 through to the last published book at the time of the challenge
The Chrissy McMullen Series by Lois Greiman
✔1. Unzipped 9/2
✔2. Unplugged 1/9
✔3. Unscrewed 2/17
✔4. Unmanned 3/26
✔5. One Hot Mess 4/17
✔6. Not One Clue 5/10
✔7. Uncorked 12/5

Unzipped (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #1) by Lois Greiman Unplugged (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery #2) by Lois Greiman Unscrewed (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery #3) by Lois Greiman Unmanned (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery #4) by Lois Greiman One Hot Mess (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery #5) by Lois Greiman Not One Clue (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery #6) by Lois Greiman Uncorked (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #7) by Lois Greiman

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 36: by Barbara ★ (last edited Aug 01, 2013 05:20AM) (new)

Barbara ★ Picnic In July Challenge

LEVEL: Smarter than your average bear - Read 13 +

READ: 18/18

✔R: Fatal Voyage - Kathy Reichs 7/15
✔A: Black Friday - Alex Kava 7/27
✔C: A Cold-Blooded Business - Dana Stabenow 7/8
✔C: The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up - JoAnna Carl 7/27
✔O: Delirium - Lauren Oliver 7/13
✔O: Enchantment - Orson Scott Card 7/29
✔N: NOS4A2 - Joe Hill 7/18
✔S: Slow Heat - Jill Shalvis 7/31

Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan, #4) by Kathy Reichs Black Friday (Maggie O'Dell, #7) by Alex Kava A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak, #4) by Dana Stabenow The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up (A Chocoholic Mystery #3) by JoAnna Carl Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver Enchantment by Orson Scott Card NOS4A2 by Joe Hill Slow Heat (Pacific Heat, #2) by Jill Shalvis

✔F: The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel - Kim Fay 7/30
✔R: The Rook - Daniel O'Malley 7/24
✔U: Under Your Spell - Lois Greiman 7/3
✔I: Sleep No More - Iris Johansen 7/21
✔T: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey - Trenton Lee Stewart 7/26

✔S: Hot Head - Damon Suede 7/11
✔A: The Immortal Fire - Anne Ursu 7/20
✔L: Coyote's Mate - Lora Leigh 7/14
✔A: The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress 7/4
✔D: The Darkest Edge of Dawn - Kelly Gay 7/5
The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley Under Your Spell (Witches of Mayfair, #1) by Lois Greiman Sleep No More (Eve Duncan, #12) by Iris Johansen Ugly Beautiful by Sean-Paul Thomas The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #2) by Trenton Lee Stewart Hot Head (Head, #1) by Damon Suede The Immortal Fire (Cronus Chronicles, #3) by Anne Ursu Coyote's Mate (Breeds, #18) by Lora Leigh The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, #2) by Kelly Gay

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 37: by Barbara ★ (last edited Aug 10, 2013 08:55AM) (new)

Barbara ★ Summer Camping Reading Challenge

NOTE: Author/Char/Title
Duration: June 21 - September 21, 2013
Level: Survivor - Read 15+ Books

READ: 30/30

S'MORES 6/6 COMPLETE!
S: Six Seconds - Rick Mofina 6/29
M: Magic's Child - Justine Larbalestier 6/28
O: This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel 6/26
R: The Rising - Kelley Armstrong 6/23
E: Everbound - Brodi Ashton 6/25
S: Shades of Midnight - Lara Adrian 7/17
Six Seconds by Rick Mofina Magic's Child (Magic or Madness, #3) by Justine Larbalestier This Dark Endeavour (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #1) by Kenneth Oppel The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3) by Kelley Armstrong Everbound (Everneath, #2) by Brodi Ashton Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7) by Lara Adrian

HIKING BOOTS 11/11 COMPLETE!
H: Hot Head - Damon Suede 7/11
I: The Immortal Fire - Anne Ursu 7/20
K: Dawn in Eclipse Bay - Jayne Ann Krentz 7/3
I: Sleep No More - Iris Johansen 7/21
N: NOS4A2 - Joe Hill 7/18
G: The Darkest Edge of Dawn - Kelly Gay 7/5

B: Black Dawn - Rachel Caine 7/2
O: Delirium - Lauren Oliver 7/13
O: The Rook - Daniel O'Malley 7/24
T: Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey - Trenton Lee Stewart 7/26
S: Slow Heat - Jill Shalvis 7/31
Hot Head (Head, #1) by Damon Suede The Immortal Fire (Cronus Chronicles, #3) by Anne Ursu Dawn in Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay Trilogy, # 2) by Jayne Ann Krentz Sleep No More (Eve Duncan, #12) by Iris Johansen NOS4A2 by Joe Hill The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, #2) by Kelly Gay Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12) by Rachel Caine Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #2) by Trenton Lee Stewart Slow Heat (Pacific Heat, #2) by Jill Shalvis

SHADOW PUPPETS 13/13 COMPLETE!
S: A Cold-Blooded Business - Dana Stabenow 7/8
H: A Highlander's Homecoming - Melissa Mayhue 7/10
A: The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress 7/4
D: Demon Hunts - C.E. Murphy 6/29
O: Enchantment - Orson Scott Card 7/29
W: With Red Hands - Stephen Woodworth 7/9

P: Dark Mirror - Mary Jo Putney 6/25
U: Under Your Spell - Lois Greiman 7/3
P: The Paris Vendetta - Steve Berry 7/8
P: Playboy's Challenge - Jo Barrett 7/30
E: Meet Me in Venice - Elizabeth Adler 7/4
T: A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason 8/9
S: Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan 8/8
A Cold-Blooded Business (Kate Shugak, #4) by Dana Stabenow A Highlander's Homecoming (Daughters of the Glen, #6) by Melissa Mayhue The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress Demon Hunts (Walker Papers, #5) by C.E. Murphy Enchantment by Orson Scott Card With Red Hands by Stephen Woodworth Dark Mirror (Dark Mirror, #1) by Mary Jo Putney Under Your Spell (Witches of Mayfair, #1) by Lois Greiman The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone, #5) by Steve Berry Playboy's Challenge (Challenge, #3) by Jo Barrett Meet Me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler A Taste of Sin (Sin Trilogy, #1) by Connie Mason Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 38: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 01, 2014 11:51AM) (new)

Barbara ★ Cooking and Cookware Challenge

221/221 Letters Done
26/26 Cooking Terms Done
(Aperitif,Bourguignon,Cannoli,Duck Press,Escargot,Flan,Ganache,Hors d'oeuvres, Icing,Jambalaya,Kugelhopf,Linzer Torte,Microwave,Noisette,Oyster,Périgeux,Quinoa,Rolling Pin,Spaetzle,Tortellini,Utensil,Vichyssoise,Whipped Cream,Xiang Cai,Yarrow,Zuppa Inglese)

A=Aperitif COMPLETE
A: Black Friday - Alex Kava 7/27/13
P: Playboy's Challenge - Jo Barrett 7/30/13
E: Meet Me in Venice - Elizabeth Adler 7/4/13
R: Black Dawn - Rachel Caine 7/2/13
I: Sleep No More - Iris Johansen 7/21/13
T: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey - Trenton Lee Stewart 7/26/13
I: Taking Eve - Iris Johansen 8/10/13
F: The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress 7/4/13

B=Bourguignon COMPLETE
B: The Paris Vendetta - Steve Berry 7/8/13
O: Delirium - Lauren Oliver 7/13/13
U: Under Your Spell - Lois Greiman 7/3/13
R: Fatal Voyage - Kathy Reichs 7/15/13
G: The Darkest Edge of Dawn - Kelly Gay 7/5/13
U: Unencumbered - Dennis Glawe 7/5/13
I: The Immortal Fire - Anne Ursu 7/20/13
G: Last Man Standing - Cindy Gerard 8/5/13
N: NOS4A2 - Joe Hill 7/18/13
O: The Rook - Daniel O'Malley 7/24/13
N: The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman 7/26/13

C=Cannoli COMPLETE
C: The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up - JoAnna Carl 7/27/13
A: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper 8/3/13
N: Naked Edge - Pamela Clare 8/3/13
N: Chasing Fire - Nora Roberts 8/21/13
O: Enchantment - Orson Scott Card 7/29/13
L: The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts 8/31/13
I: Hunting Eve - Iris Johansen 9/14/13

D=Duck Press COMPLETE
D: Dawn in Eclipse Bay - Jayne Ann Krentz 7/3/13
U: Undercover - Lauren Dane 7/7/13
C: Coyote's Mate - Lora Leigh 7/14/13
K: Citadel - Kate Mosse 7/16/13

P: P is for Peril - Sue Grafton 8/2/13
R: Barely Breathing - Rebecca Donovan 8/12/13
E: The Deeds of the Disturber - Elizabeth Peters 7/25/13
S: Shades of Midnight - Lara Adrian 7/17/13
S: Slow Heat - Jill Shalvis 7/31/13

E=Escargot COMPLETE
E: The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog - Elizabeth Peters 8/13/13
S: Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne 8/16/13
C: Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare 8/2/13
A: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith 8/4/13
R: A Brisket, a Casket - Delia Rosen 8/13/13
G: River of Eden - Glenna McReynolds 8/29/13
O: Over the Edge - Suzanne Brockmann 7/31/13
T: The Temptation of Your Touch - Teresa Medeiros 8/11/13

F=Flan COMPLETE
F: The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel - Kim Fay 7/30/13
L: Little Shop of Homicide - Denise Swanson 10/22/13
A: Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton 9/8/13
N: The Perfect Hope - Nora Roberts 9/21/13

G=Ganache COMPLETE
G: Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled - Dorothy Gilman 9/2/13
A: Frog King, The: A Love Story - Adam Davies 8/11/13
N: Fruits Basket, Volume 01 - Natsuki Takaya 8/11/13
A: Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson 9/4/13
C: Deep Six - Clive Cussler 8/23/13
H: A Highlander's Homecoming - Melissa Mayhue 7/10/13
E: Eyes Wide Open - Andrew Gross 8/26/13

H=Hors d'oeuvres COMPLETE
H: Hot Head - Damon Suede 7/11/13
O: Out of Breath - Rebecca Donovan 9/14/13
R: The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 8/16/13
S: With Red Hands - Stephen Woodworth 7/9/13

D: A Cold-Blooded Business - Dana Stabenow 7/8/13
O: Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson 8/21/13
E: The Seventh Sinner - Elizabeth Peters 8/28/13
U: Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan 8/8/13
V: A Year and a Day - Virginia Henley 11/3/13
R: Sandstorm - James Rollins 8/26/13
E: Emissary - Fiona McIntosh 9/11/13
S: The Sweetest Thing - Jill Shalvis 8/28/13

I=Icing COMPLETE
I: Ink Flamingos - Karen Olson 9/17/13
C: Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke 8/14/13
I: What Doesn't Kill You - Iris Johansen 10/17/13
N: Aunt Dimity and the Duke - Nancy Atherton 10/6/13
G: Faerie Tales - Martin Greenberg 9/19/13

J=Jambalaya COMPLETE
J: The Well of Shades - Juliet Marillier 8/7/13
A: Written in Red - Anne Bishop 9/16/13
M: Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne 8/20/13
B: Capture My Heart - Bobbi Smith 8/30/13
A: Hearts of Smoke and Steam - Andrew Mayer 10/18/13
L: Affliction - Laurell K. Hamilton 11/9/13
A: Firewalker - Allyson James 10/27/13
Y: Briar Rose - Jane Yolen 7/6/13
A: Temptation Rising - A.C. Arthur 10/31

K=Kugelhopf COMPLETE
K: Master of Darkness - Angela Knight 9/5/13
U: The Ugly Duchess - Eloisa James 8/13/13
G: Sizzle - Julie Garwood 9/29/13
E: Death Magic - Eileen Wilks 9/30/13
L: Labyrinth - Kat Richardson 11/29/13
H: Healing the Highlander - Melissa Mayhue 10/7/13
O: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology - Kevin Osborn 9/17/13
P: The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt 9/28/13
F: Fall of Night - Rachel Caine 10/5/13

L=Linzer Torte COMPLETE!
L: The Line Between Here and Gone - Andrea Kane 12/6/13
I: Gunmetal Magic - Ilona Andrews 10/25/13
N: No Way Back - Andrew Gross 10/19/13
Z: Scoundrel - Zoe Archer 8/18/13
E: Once Upon a Tower - Eloisa James 10/8/13
R: The Red Heart of Jade - Marjorie Liu 8/31/13

T: A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason 8/9/13
O: Such Wicked Intent - Kenneth Oppel 10/26/13
R: When Is A Pig A Hog?: A Guide To Confoundingly Related English Words - Bernice Randall 9/6/13
T: 12th of Never - James Patterson 9/26/13
E: Mortal Ties - Eileen Wilks 10/15/13


message 39: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 01, 2014 11:47AM) (new)

Barbara ★ Cooking and Cookware Challenge - PART II

M=Microwave COMPLETE!
M: Kiss Me, Kill Me - Maggie Shayne 9/13/13
I: Magic Gifts - Ilona Andrews 10/26/13
C: The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart 9/4/13
R: Red Phoenix - Kylie Chan 9/26/13
O: One Rainy Night - Kathye Quick 1/10/13
W: The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush: And Other Weird Medical Case Histories - Rob Myers 9/4/13
A: White Heat - Cherry Adair 11/2/13
V: With All My Soul - Rachel Vincent 12/4/13
E: Eternally Yours - Cate Tiernan 10/18/13

N=Noisette COMPLETE!
N: Starfire Angels - Melanie Nilles 12/15/13
O: One Hot Mess - Lois Greiman 4/17/14
I: Silencing Eve - Iris Johansen 11/16/13
S: Spirit Dances - C.E. Murphy 9/29/13
E: Eternity Base - Bob Mayer 11/21/13
T: Guilty as Sin - Tami Hoag 10/13/13
T: The Terror - Dan Simmons 10/23/13
E: Seeing a Large Cat - Elizabeth Peters 11/23/13

O=Oyster COMPLETE!
O: Long, Lean and Lethal - Lorie O'Clare 4/27/14
Y: Dark Moon - Rebecca York 9/17/13
S: Split Second - Catherine Coulter 10/25/13
T: Time Untime - Sherrilyn Kenyon 11/10/13
E: The Hippopotamus Pool - Elizabeth Peters 10/17/13
R: Bitter Blood - Rachel Caine 9/23/13

P=Périgeux COMPLETE!
P: The Bone Bed - Patricia Cornwell 10/28/13
E: The End of the World - Derek Landy 1/12/14
R: R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton 10/4/13
I: Initiation - Ruth Kerce 12/5/13
G: Grave Secrets - Kathy Reichs 10/8/13
E: The Ape Who Guards the Balance - Elizabeth Peters 1/22/14
U: Utterly Charming - Kristina Grayson 8/30/13
X: XO - Jeffrey Deaver 6/26/14

Q=Quinoa COMPLETE!
Q: Boyfriend from Hell - Jamie Quaid 7/29/13
U: Unzipped - Lois Greiman 9/2/13
I: Seaborne - Katherine Irons 12/31/13
N: No Quarter - Tanya Huff 1/5/13
O: On the Hunt - anthology 6/26/14
A: Stranger - Zoe Archer 11/24/13

R=Rolling Pin COMPLETE!
R: Raven Calls - C.E. Murphy 10/6/13
O: One More Bite - Jennifer Rardin 6/29/14
L: Death Bringer - Derek Landy 12/12/13
L: Lizard World - Terry Richard Bazes 1/21/14
I: Reaver - Larissa Ione 1/5/13
N: Nature Of The Beast - Hannah Howell 1/8/13
G: Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris 10/30/13

P: Whitechapel Gods - S.M. Peters 11/11/13
I: Instant Attraction - Jill Shalvis 1/24/14
N: Never Seduce a Scot - Maya Banks 1/10/13

S=Spaetzle COMPLETE!
S: Scarlet Nights - Jude Deveraux 9/20/13
P: The Far West - Patricia Wrede 11/9/13
A: Murder Suicide - Keith Ablow 1/3/13
E: The Falcon at the Portal - Elizabeth Peters 2/18/14
T: Thankless in Death - J.D Robb 12/12/13
Z: Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien 9/9/13
L: Kingdom of the Wicked - Derek Landy 1/20/14
E: Deadly Heat - Cynthia Eden 2/22/14

T=Tortellini COMPLETE!
T: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes - Denise Grover Swank 12/14/13
O: On the Prowl - Christine Warren 8/4/14
R: Raven Cursed - Faith Hunter 10/12/13
T: Fifth Quarter - Tanya Huff 12/11/13
E: He Shall Thunder in the Sky - Elizabeth Peters 3/29/14
L: Unscrewed - Lois Greiman 2/17/14
L: Lucky in Love - Jill Shalvis 3/23/14
I: Instant Temptation - Jill Shalvis 3/26/14
N: The Navigator - Clive Cussler 1/9/13
I: It Had to Be You - Jill Shalvis 6/8/14

U=Utensil COMPLETE!
U: Ugly Beautiful - Seanpaul Thomas 10/1/13
T: Too Hot to Handle - Robin Kaye 10/9/13
E: Real - Katy Evans 3/29/14
N: A Noble Sacrifice - Ciara Gold 3/28/14
S: Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell 10/10/13
I: Illusion - Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/23/14
L: Lethal Legacy - Linda Fairstein 4/20/14

V=Vichyssoise COMPLETE!
V: The Vampire and the Virgin - Kerrelyn Sparks 4/29/14
I: Magic Rises - Ilona Andrews 6/23/14
C: Curfew - Phil Rickman 11/6/13
H: Hunted - P.C. Cast 10/5/13
Y: You're Next - Gregg Hurwitz 2/20/14
S: Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis 11/7/13
S: Breakup - Dana Stabenow 12/18/13
O: Can't Buy Me Love - Molly O'Keefe 8/21/14
I: The Ice Princess - Camilla Läckberg 7/17/14
S: Dark Stranger - Susan Sizemore 2/5/14
E: Eat Prey Love - Kerrelyn Sparks 5/16/14

W=Whipped Cream COMPLETE!
W: A Hoe Lot of Trouble - Heather Webber 10/30/13
H: Highlander's Curse - Melissa Mayhue 10/16/13
I: Instant Gratification - Jill Shalvis 2/23/14
P: Sleight of Hand - Phillip Margolin 12/27/13
P: Partials - Dan Wells 1/27/14
E: Embrace the Night Eternal - Joss Ware 2/23/14
D: Damn Him to Hell - Jamie Quaid 9/28/13

C: Cream Puff Murder - Joanne Fluke 11/29/13
R: My Life As a White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland 12/6/13
E: Lord of the Silent - Elizabeth Peters 4/13/14
A: Swept Away by a Kiss - Katharine Ashe 2/28/14
M: Mountain Echoes - C.E. Murphy 11/18/13

X=Xiang Cài COMPLETE!
X: The Golden Dragon - Tianna Xander 7/12/14
I: Steel's Edge - Ilona Andrews 2/25/14
A: Ashes to Ashes - Tami Hoag 3/9/14
N: Not One Clue - Lois Greiman 5/10/14
G: Grimm End - S.T. Cameron 12/9/13

C: Cold Copper - Devon Monk 1/14/14
A: Atlantis Found - Clive Cussler 3/11/14
I: I, Alex Cross - James Patterson 7/8/14

Y=Yarrow COMPLETE!
Y: Yours for the Taking - Robin Kaye 2/28/14
A: Degrees of Wrong - Anna Scarlett 1/4/13
R: Break No Bones - Kathy Reichs 1/22/14
R: Hollow City - Ransom Riggs 2/20/14
O: Once in a Lifetime - Jill Shalvis 8/24/14
W: Beyond the Night - Joss Ware 12/20/13

Z=Zuppa Inglese COMPLETE!
Z: Rebel - Zoe Archer 9/8/13
U: Unplugged - Lois Greiman 1/9/13
P: The Janus Affair - Philippa Ballantine 1/31/14
P: Spectre - Phaedra Weldon 3/30/14
A: How to Drive a Dragon Crazy - G.A. Aiken 1/7/13

I: Darkness Unleashed - Alexandra Ivy 6/7/14
N: The 9th Girl - Tami Hoag 5/21/14
G: Black Hole Sun - David Macinnis Gill 12/22/13
L: Lothaire - Kresley Cole 2/27/14
E: The Golden One - Elizabeth Peters 5/8/14
S: Suited - Jo Anderton 3/8/14
E: Extreme Exposure - Pamela Clare 5/28/14


message 40: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jun 22, 2014 11:31AM) (new)

Barbara ★ Fall & Winter Seasonal Challenge: ‘Tis the season… for B.I.N.G.O.
Fall & Winter Seasonal Challenge: ‘Tis the season… for B.I.N.G.O.
Duration: October 27th, 2013 through January 5th, 2014.
Level: Equally Naughty & Nice = 11-20

Card #1
For the letters B.I.N.G.O., use a book title, author’s first or last name, or a series title starting with that letter.
Row 1 Across
✔B: Black Hole Sun - David Macinnis Gill 12/22
I: Initiation - Ruth Kerce 12/5
N:
G:
O:
Black Hole Sun (Hell's Cross, #1) by David Macinnis Gill Initiation (Xylon Warriors #1) by Ruth D. Kerce

Row 2 Across
Trick or treating: Read a book where a character plays a trick/prank, or earns a treat.
✔Cornucopia: Death Bringer - Derek Landy (603 pages) 12/12
Mistletoe: Read a book where characters kiss under mistletoe. Or are kissing on the cover.
✔Latkes: Kinslayer - Jay Kristoff 11/13
Nightfall: Read a book with a sunset on the cover.
Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant, #6) by Derek Landy Kinslayer (The Lotus War, #2) by Jay Kristoff

Row 3 Across
✔Mayflower: Mountain Echoes - C.E. Murphy (m.c. learns something new about being a shaman) 11/18
Candy Cane: Read a book where a character makes or eats candy. Or has eye candy on the cover.
✔Free Space: The Hit - David Baldacci 12/23
Scrooge: Read a book where a character is always in a bad mood/gruff/a downer.
✔Ghost: Curfew - Phil Rickman 11/6
Mountain Echoes (Walker Papers, #8) by C.E. Murphy The Hit (Will Robie, #2) by David Baldacci Curfew by Phil Rickman

Row 4 Across
Yule log: Read a book with a fireplace on the cover.
✔Vampire: Affliction - Laurell K. Hamilton 11/9
✔Carolers: Fifth Quarter - Tanya Huff (bards/music) 12/11
✔Fancy Clothes: With All My Soul - Rachel Vincent (evening gown on cover) 12/4
Candles: Read a book with fire is depicted on the cover.
Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22) by Laurell K. Hamilton Fifth Quarter (Quarters, #2) by Tanya Huff With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7) by Rachel Vincent

Row 5 Across
✔Party Hats: Blood Rites - Jim Butcher (hat on the cover) 10/29
Champagne: Read a book with champagne or bubbles on the cover.
Werewolf: Read a book with this creature as a character.
Sunglasses (goofy glasses): Read a book with sun or goofy glasses on the cover. Or where a character is a bodyguard.
✔Midnight Countdown: Time Untime - Sherrilyn Kenyon (countdown to 12-21-12) 11/10
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher Time Untime (Hellchaser, #5; Were-Hunter #9; Dark-Hunter, #21) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Card #2
For the letters B.I.N.G.O., use a book title, author’s first or last name, or a series title starting with that letter.
Row 1 Across
✔B: The Bone Bed - Patricia Cornwell 10/28
✔I: Silencing Eve - Iris Johansen 11/16
N:
G:
O:
The Bone Bed (Kay Scarpetta, #20) by Patricia Cornwell Silencing Eve (Eve Duncan, #18) by Iris Johansen

Row 2 Across
✔Angels: Starfire Angels - Melanie Nilles (m.c. is an angel) 12/15
✔Graveyard: Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris (graveyard on cover) 10/30
✔Family: Thankless in Death - J.D Robb (large thanksgiving meal) 12/12
✔Santa: - Sleight of Hand - Phillip Margolin (black cover with red & white) 12/27
✔In with the New: Cream Puff Murder - Joanne Fluke (m.c. dieting) 11/29
Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels Dark Angel Chronicles, #1) by Melanie Nilles Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly, #2) by Charlaine Harris Thankless in Death (In Death, #37) by J.D. Robb Sleight of Hand (Dana Cutler, #4) by Phillip Margolin Cream Puff Murder (Hannah Swensen, #11) by Joanne Fluke

Row 3 Across
✔Cobwebs: Labyrinth - Kat Richardson (confused about what the ghosts are telling her) 11/29
Full Moon: Read a book with a full moon on the cover.
✔Free Space: Seeing a Large Cat - Elizabeth Peters 11/23
Mask: Read a book with a mask on the cover. Or someone attends a masquerade ball.
Trick or Treating: Read a book were someone goes trick or treating. Or on that shows Halloween decorations on the cover.
Labyrinth (Greywalker, #5) by Kat Richardson Seeing a Large Cat (Amelia Peabody, #9) by Elizabeth Peters

Row 4 Across
Cornucopia: Read a book with a cornucopia on the cover, or with food that would look good in such a display.
Football: Read a book where someone loves or plays football.
Melting Pot: Read a book where someone lives in a diverse neighborhood.
Parade: Read a book where someone attends a parade.
✔Wishbone: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes - Denise Grover Swank (makes 28 wishes) 12/14
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery, #1) by Denise Grover Swank

Row 4 Across
✔Native American Indians: Firewalker - Allyson James 10/27
Fireworks: Read a book with fireworks on the cover.
Lights: Read a book with a cover where the light comes from something other than the sun, moon, or stars.
Mistletoe: Read a book with mistletoe on the cover. Or it red and green.
✔Nutcracker: White Heat - Cherry Adair (complicated mystery) 11/2
Firewalker (Stormwalker, #2) by Allyson James White Heat (T-FLAC, #11) by Cherry Adair

Card #3
For the letters B.I.N.G.O., use a book title, author’s first or last name, or a series title starting with that letter.
Row 1 Across
✔B: Beyond the Night - Joss Ware 12/20
I:
N:
G:
O:

Row 2 Across
Ornament: Read a book with an ornament on the cover. Or where a character is glamorous or ornamental.
✔Wise Men: The Far West - Patricia Wrede (third in trilogy) 11/9
✔Dreidel: Stranger - Zoe Archer (4th in Blades of the Rose series) 11/24
Eight Nights: Read a book with the words “eight” or “night” in the title, or is eighth in a series.
Gelt: Read a book with money on the cover. Or someone comes into an unexpected large sum of money.
The Far West (Frontier Magic, #3) by Patricia C. Wrede Stranger (The Blades of the Rose, #4) by Zoe Archer

Row 3 Across
Nightfall: Read a book depicting nighttime.
Noise Makers: Read a book where a loud noise takes place. Or has a noise maker on the cover.
✔Free Space: Temptation Rising - A.C. Arthur 10/31
Ball Drop: Read a book with a ball on cover. Or which is set in New York City, or during New Year’s. Or there is a countdown to something.
Prayer: Read a book where someone prays.
Temptation Rising (The Shadow Shifters, #1) by A.C. Arthur

Row 4 Across
Costumes: Read a book where a character dresses up, or one where or a character is not who they seem to be.
Gifts: Read a book where someone gets or gives a gift. Or there is a present on the cover.
✔Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows: Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis (mushy romance) 11/7
✔R.I.P.: Grimm End - S.T. Cameron (brother of m.c. dies) 12/9
Fruitcake: character off their rocker
Head Over Heels (Lucky Harbor, #3) by Jill Shalvis Grimm End by S.T. Cameron

Row 5 Across
Rudolph: Read a book with a predominately red cover. Or the main character is an underdog.
Showtime: Read a book that has been – or is being – made into a movie or T.V. show.
✔Green: A Hoe Lot of Trouble - Heather Webber (bushes on cover) 10/30
✔Snow: A Year and a Day - Virginia Henley (white cover) 11/3
✔North Pole: Eternity Base - Bob Mayer (set in Antarctica) 11/21
A Hoe Lot of Trouble (A Nina Quinn Mystery, #1) by Heather Webber A Year and a Day (DeWarenn, #1) by Virginia Henley Eternity Base (The Green Berets, #5) by Bob Mayer

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 41: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2015 06:08PM) (new)

Barbara ★ Herbs & Spices Challenge

244/244 Letters
26/26 Herbs done
(Alligator Pepper,Basil,Catnip,Dong Quai Root,Elderflower,Fenugreek,Gotu Kola,Horseradish,Indonesian Bay Leaf,Jasmine flowers,Kokam Seed,Lavender,Marshmallow,Nasturtium,Olive Leaf,Pomegranate,Quassia,Rosemary,Star Anise,Thyme,Ugba,Voatsiperifery,Wormwood,Xylopia striata,Yerba buena,Zedoary)

A=Alligator pepper COMPLETE!
A: Black Friday - Alex Kava 7/27/13
L: Last Man Standing - Cindy Gerard 8/5/13
L: The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts 8/31/13
I: Sleep No More - Iris Johansen 7/21/13
G: The Darkest Edge of Dawn - Kelly Gay 7/5/13
A: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper 8/3/13
T: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey - Trenton Lee Stewart 7/26/13
O: The Rook - Daniel O'Malley 7/24/13
R: Black Dawn - Rachel Caine 7/2/13

P: Playboy's Challenge - Jo Barrett 7/30/13
E: Meet Me in Venice - Elizabeth Adler 7/4/13
P: P is for Peril - Sue Grafton 8/2/13
P: Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson 9/4/13
E: The Deeds of the Disturber - Elizabeth Peters 7/25/13
R: The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 8/16/13

B=Basil (5/5) COMPLETE!
B: The Paris Vendetta - Steve Berry 7/8/13
A: Shades of Midnight - Lara Adrian 7/17/13
S: A Cold-Blooded Business - Dana Stabenow 7/8/13
I: The Immortal Fire - Anne Ursu 7/20/13
L: Coyote's Mate - Lora Leigh 7/14/13

C=Catnip COMPLETE
C: The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up - JoAnna Carl 7/27/13
A: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith 8/4/13
T: A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason 8/9/13
N: The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman 7/26/13
I: Taking Eve - Iris Johansen 8/10/13
P: The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog - Elizabeth Peters 8/13/13

D=Dong Quai Root COMPLETE!
D: Dawn in Eclipse Bay - Jayne Ann Krentz 7/3/13
O: Enchantment - Orson Scott Card 7/29/13
N: NOS4A2 - Joe Hill 7/18/13
G: Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled - Dorothy Gilman 9/2/13

Q: Boyfriend from Hell - Jamie Quaid 7/29/13
U: Under Your Spell - Lois Greiman 7/3/13
A: Frog King, The: A Love Story - Adam Davies 8/11/13
I: Ink Flamingos - Karen Olson 9/17/13

R: Fatal Voyage - Kathy Reichs 7/15/13
O: Delirium - Lauren Oliver 7/13/13
O: Over the Edge - Suzanne Brockmann 7/31/13
T: The Temptation of Your Touch - Teresa Medeiros 8/11/13

E=Elderflower COMPLETE!
E: Eyes Wide Open - Andrew Gross 8/26/13
L: The Red Heart of Jade - Marjorie Liu 8/31/13
D: A Brisket, a Casket - The Red Heart of Jade - Marjorie Liu 8/31Delia Rosen 8/13/13
E: The Seventh Sinner - Elizabeth Peters 8/28/13
R: Sandstorm - James Rollins 8/26/13
F: The Friday Society - Adrienne Kress 7/4/13
L: Little Shop of Homicide - Denise Swanson 10/22/13
O: Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson 8/21/13
W: With Red Hands - Stephen Woodworth 7/9/13
E: Emissary - Fiona McIntosh 9/11/13
R: Barely Breathing - Rebecca Donovan 8/12/13

F=Fenugreek COMPLETE!
F: Fruits Basket, Volume 01 - Natsuki Takaya 8/11/13
E: Death Magic - Eileen Wilks 9/30/13
N: Naked Edge - Pamela Clare 8/3/13
U: Unencumbered - Dennis Glawe 7/5/13
G: Unzipped - Lois Greiman 9/2/13
R: When Is A Pig A Hog?: A Guide To Confoundingly Related English Words - Bernice Randall 9/6/13
E: Once Upon a Tower - Eloisa James 10/8/13
E: Eternally Yours - Cate Tiernan 10/18/13
K: The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel - Kim Fay 7/30/13

G=Gotu Kola COMPLETE!
G: Faerie Tales - Martin Greenberg 9/19/13
O: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology - Kevin Osborn 9/17/13
T: 12th of Never - James Patterson 9/26/13
U: Undercover - Lauren Dane 7/7/13

K: Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne 8/16/13
O: Out of Breath - Rebecca Donovan 9/14/13
L: Affliction - Laurell K. Hamilton 11/9/13
A: Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton 9/8/13

H=Horseradish COMPLETE!
H: A Highlander's Homecoming - Melissa Mayhue 7/10/13
O: Such Wicked Intent - Kenneth Oppel 10/26/13
R: River of Eden - Glenna McReynolds 8/29/13
S: Slow Heat - Jill Shalvis 7/31/13
E: Mortal Ties - Eileen Wilks 10/15/13
R: Bitter Blood - Rachel Caine 9/23/13
A: Written in Red - Anne Bishop 9/16/13
D: Deep Six - Clive Cussler 8/23/13
I: Hunting Eve - Iris Johansen 9/14/13
S: The Sweetest Thing - Jill Shalvis 8/28/13
H: Hot Head - Damon Suede 7/11/13

I=Indonesian bay leaf COMPLETE!
I: What Doesn't Kill You - Iris Johansen 10/17/13
N: Chasing Fire - Nora Roberts 8/21/13
D: Scarlet Nights - Jude Deveraux 9/20/13
O: One Rainy Night - Kathye Quick 1/10/13
N: The Perfect Hope - Nora Roberts 9/21/13
E: The Hippopotamus Pool - Elizabeth Peters 10/17/13
S: Capture My Heart - Bobbi Smith 8/30/13
I: Magic Gifts - Ilona Andrews 10/26/13
A: Aunt Dimity and the Duke - Nancy Atherton 10/6/13
N: No Way Back - Andrew Gross 10/19/13

B: Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne 8/20/13
A: Master of Darkness - Angela Knight 9/5/13
Y: Briar Rose - Jane Yolen 7/6/13

L: Labyrinth - Kat Richardson 11/29/13
E: Eternity Base - Bob Mayer 11/21/13
A: Hearts of Smoke and Steam - Andrew Mayer 10/18/13
F: Fall of Night - Rachel Caine 10/5/13

J=Jasmine flowers COMPLETE!
J: Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell 10/10/13
A: Firewalker - Allyson James 10/27/13
S: The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart 9/4/13
M: Citadel - Kate Mosse 7/16/13
I: Gunmetal Magic - Ilona Andrews 10/25/13
N: Starfire Angels - Melanie Nilles 12/15/13
E: Seeing a Large Cat - Elizabeth Peters 11/23/13

F: The Far West - Patricia Wrede 11/9/13
L: Death Bringer - Derek Landy 12/12/13
O: One Hot Mess - Lois Greiman 4/17/14
W: The Well of Shades - Juliet Marillier 8/7/13
E: The End of the World - Derek Landy 1/12/14
R: The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush: And Other Weird Medical Case Histories - Rob Myers 9/4/13
S: Sizzle - Julie Garwood 9/29/13

K=Kokam seed COMPLETE!
K: Kiss Me, Kill Me - Maggie Shayne 9/13/13
O: Long, Lean and Lethal - Lorie O'Clare 4/27/14
K: Red Phoenix - Kylie Chan 9/26/13
A: Temptation Rising - A.C. Arthur 10/31/13
M: Spirit Dances - C.E. Murphy 9/29/13

S: Split Second - Catherine Coulter 10/25/13
E: The Ape Who Guards the Balance - Elizabeth Peters 1/22/14
E: The Falcon at the Portal - Elizabeth Peters 2/18/14
D: Blood Lies - Daniel Kalla 10/3/13

L=Lavender COMPLETE!
L: The Line Between Here and Gone - Andrea Kane 12/6/13
A: White Heat - Cherry Adair 11/2/13
V: A Year and a Day - Virginia Henley 11/3/13
E: Deadly Heat - Cynthia Eden 2/22/14
N: No Quarter - Tanya Huff 1/5/13
D: Breakup - Dana Stabenow 12/18/13
E: Embrace the Night Eternal - Joss Ware 2/23/14
R: R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton 10/4/13

M=Marshmallow COMPLETE!
M: Healing the Highlander - Melissa Mayhue 10/7/13
A: Stranger - Zoe Archer 11/24/13
R: Raven Calls - C.E. Murphy 10/6/13
S: The Terror - Dan Simmons 10/23/13
H: Raven Cursed - Faith Hunter 10/12/13
M: Highlander's Curse - Melissa Mayhue 10/16/13
A: Swept Away by a Kiss - Katharine Ashe 2/28/14
L: Kingdom of the Wicked - Derek Landy 1/20/14
L: Lizard World - Terry Richard Bazes 1/21/14
O: On the Hunt - anthology 6/26/14
W: Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke 8/14/13


message 42: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2015 06:10PM) (new)

Barbara ★ Herbs & Spices Challenge - PART II

N=Nasturtium COMPLETE!
N: The Navigator - Clive Cussler 1/9/13
A: Nature Of The Beast - Hannah Howell/Adrienne Basso/Eve Silver 1/8/13
S: Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis 11/7/13
T: Time Untime - Sherrilyn Kenyon 11/10/13
U: Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan 8/8/13
R: Curfew - Phil Rickman 11/6/13
T: Guilty as Sin - Tami Hoag 10/13/13
I: Silencing Eve - Iris Johansen 11/16/13
U: Utterly Charming - Kristina Grayson 8/30/13
M: My Life As a White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland 12/6/13

O=Olive Leaf COMPLETE!
O: One More Bite - Jennifer Rardin 6/29/14
L: Unscrewed - Lois Greiman 2/17/14
I: Initiation - Ruth Kerce 12/5/13
V: With All My Soul - Rachel Vincent 12/4/13
E: He Shall Thunder in the Sky - Elizabeth Peters 3/29/14

L: Lothaire - Kresley Cole 2/27/14
E: Real - Katy Evans 3/29/14
A: Steel's Edge - Ilona Andrews 2/25/14
F: Cream Puff Murder - Joanne Fluke 11/29/13

P=Pomegranate COMPLETE
P: The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt 9/28/13
O: On the Prowl - Christine Warren 8/4/14
M: Mountain Echoes - C.E. Murphy 11/18/13
E: The Golden One - Elizabeth Peters 5/8/14
G: Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris 10/30/13
R: Thankless in Death - J.D Robb 12/12/13
A: Atlantis Found - Clive Cussler 3/11/14
N: Never Seduce a Scot - Maya Banks 1/10/13
A: Ashes to Ashes - Tami Hoag 3/9/14
T: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes - Denise Grover Swank 12/14/13
E: Eat Prey Love - Kerrelyn Sparks 5/16/14

Q=Quassia COMPLETE!
Q: Damn Him to Hell - Jamie Quaid 9/28/13
U: The Ugly Duchess - Eloisa James 8/13/13
A: Degrees of Wrong - Anna Scarlett 1/4/13
S: Sleight of Hand - Phillip Margolin 12/27/13
S: Finding the Lost - Shannon Butcher 12/29/13
I: Seaborne - Katherine Irons 12/31/13
A: How to Drive a Dragon Crazy - G.A. Aiken 1/7/13

R=Rosemary COMPLETE!
R: Break No Bones - Kathy Reichs 1/22/14
O: Can't Buy Me Love - Molly O'Keefe 8/21/14
S: Dark Stranger - Susan Sizemore 2/5/14
E: Ecstasy in Darkness - Gena Showalter 6/12/14
M: Cold Copper - Devon Monk 1/14/14
A: All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire - Kerrelyn Sparks 3/14/14
R: Hollow City - Ransom Riggs 2/20/14
Y: Dark Moon - Rebecca York 9/17/13

S=Star anise COMPLETE!
S: Son of the Shadows - Juliet Marillier 3/2/14
T: Fifth Quarter - Tanya Huff 12/11/13
A: Suited - Jo Anderton 3/8/14
R: Concealed in Death - J.D. Robb 3/19/14

A: Murder of Crows - Anne Bishop 4/5/14
N: A Noble Sacrifice - Ciara Gold 3/28/14
I: Reaver - Larissa Ione 1/5/13
S: The Darkest Secret - Gena Showalter 3/11/14
E: Lord of the Silent - Elizabeth Peters 4/13/14

T=Thyme COMPLETE!
T: Too Hot to Handle - Robin Kaye 10/9/13
H: Hunted - P.C. Cast 10/5/13
Y: You're Next - Gregg Hurwitz 2/20/14
M: The Man Must Marry - Janet Chapman 2/9/14
E: Extreme Exposure - Pamela Clare 5/28/14

U=Ugba COMPLETE!
U: Ugly Beautiful - Seanpaul Thomas 10/1/13
G: Grave Secrets - Kathy Reichs 10/8/13
B: Blood Rites - Jim Butcher 10/29/13
A: Murder Suicide - Keith Ablow 1/3/13

V=Voatsiperifery COMPLETE!
V: The Vampire and the Virgin - Kerrelyn Sparks 4/29/14
O: Once in a Lifetime - Jill Shalvis 8/24/14
A: Ashfall - Mike Mullen 6/21/14
T: The Thief - Megan Whalen Turner 2/10/14
S: Shadows Before the Sun - Kelly Gay 3/29/14
I: Instant Attraction - Jill Shalvis 1/24/14
P: The Bone Bed - Patricia Cornwell 10/28/13
E: Children of the Storm - Elizabeth Peters 7/3/14
R: Retribution - Jilliane Hoffman 4/15/14
I: Instant Gratification - Jill Shalvis 2/23/14
F: Dark Storm - Christine Feehan 2/2/14
E: The Broken Hearts Club - Ethan Black 7/8/14
R: Rapture - Jacquelyn Frank 4/20/14
Y: Yours for the Taking - Robin Kaye 2/28/14

W=Wormwood COMPLETE!
W: A Hoe Lot of Trouble - Heather Webber 10/30/13
O: Oceanborne - Katherine Irons 10/22/14
R: The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley 5/14/14
M: Highlander Most Wanted - Maya Banks 2/7/14
W: Whitechapel Gods - S.M. Peters 11/11/13
O: One Heart to Win - Johanna Lindsey 12/16/14
O: One Dance with a Duke - Tessa Dare 12/27/14
D: Dreams of a Dark Warrior - Kresley Cole 1/16/14

X=Xylopia striata COMPLETE!
X: XO - Jeffrey Deaver 6/26/14
Y: Blood Past - Samantha Young 5/15/14
L: Lucky in Love - Jill Shalvis 3/23/14
O: On the Way to the Wedding - Julia Quinn 9/25/14
P: Partials - Dan Wells 1/27/14
I: Instant Temptation - Jill Shalvis 3/26/14
A: The Stranger You Know - Andrea Kane 4/10/14

S: Scoundrel - Zoe Archer 8/18/13
T: Tiger's Voyage - Colleen Houck 3/23/14
R: Rebel - Zoe Archer 9/8/13
I: Illusion - Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/23/14
A: Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey 4/27/14
T: The Silent Girl - Tess Gerritsen 3/27/14
A: At Last - Jill Shalvis 4/29/14

Y=Yerba buena COMPLETE!
Y: You Belong to Me - Karen Rose 3/22/14
E: Guardian of the Horizon - Elizabeth Peters 7/31/14
R: Renegade Most Wanted - Carol Arens 5/27/14
B: Beyond the Night - Joss Ware 12/20/13
A: Atlantis Betrayed - Alyssa Day 5/6/14

B: The Hit - David Baldacci 12/23/13
U: Unplugged - Lois Greiman 1/9/13
E: The Serpent on the Crown - Elizabeth Peters 8/22/14
N: Unwind - Neal Shusterman 5/21/14
A: Angel Fire - L.A. Weatherly 6/13/14

Z=Zedoary COMPLETE!
Z: Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien 9/9/13
E: Evertrue - Brodi Ashton 9/29/14
D: Black Hole Sun - David Macinnis Gill 12/22/13
O: Crazy Thing Called Love - Molly O'Keefe 11/26/14
A: Darkness Unleashed - Alexandra Ivy 6/7/14
R: Don't Tell - Karen Rose 6/6/14
Y: Shades of Blood - Samantha Young 9/20/14

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 43: by Barbara ★ (last edited Mar 15, 2014 07:23AM) (new)

Barbara ★ A Book A Day Keeps the Boredom at Bay
Duration: August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014
Level: Never Ending Year ► Read 14+ Books

READ: 31/31

✔1 - Is the first day of the month. Read a book where the main character (MC) has a first experience of sorts. Or is a one word title. Or is the first of a series.
A Taste of Sin - Connie Mason (heroine is a virgin) 8/9

✔2 – One is good, two is better. Read a romance book or a book that has a partnership. Two can also mean repetition. Read a book about second chances.
The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper (romance) 8/3

✔3 – Being the third wheel is never funny. Read a book that has a wheel on the cover. Or has a love triangle. You can also read a book about three best friends.
Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan (love triangle) 8/8

✔4 – 4th of July is Independence Day. Read a book with a red, white and blue cover, or that is set on the US, or has the US flag on the cover. Or read a book where the main character is fighting for his independence or for some greater good.
P is for Peril - Sue Grafton (set in California) 8/2

✔5 - High Five. Read a book where a character is a sports fan or has a best buddy. Or read one about a character with a strong need for approval. There are five points on a star. Read a book with a star on the cover or title.
Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson (hero & best bud) 9/4

✔6 - In numerology the number 6 is considered a feminine, nurturing, "mother" number. Read a book where the main female character is a mother or becomes a mother.
The Well of Shades - Juliet Marillier (heroine has a daughter) 8/7

✔7–Lucky Seven. Read a book where a character is extremely lucky or a book about anything game related (gambling, bets, poker night, drinking game, you get my point). In the Old Testament, 7 is the number of days it took for God to create the world. Read a book with a tight deadline.
Ink Flamingos - Karen Olson (set in Vegas, time spent in casino) 9/17

✔8– Magic Eight Ball. Read a Magical Book or a book where a character predicts the future (visions, premonitions, tarot readings, any method counts).
Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare (magic users) 8/2

✔9–Is the name of a film set in a post-apocalyptic future. Read a book set in, or where a character comes from, a post-apocalyptic future
Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien (post-apocalyptic) 9/9

✔10 – 10th of June is the day of Camoes, Portugal and the Portuguese communities. Read a poetry book or a book that has a writer as the main character. Or read a book where the protagonist is Portuguese or Brazilian or speaks Portuguese. Or read a book where the main character struggles to save a precious item.
Naked Edge - Pamela Clare (heroine is a journalist) 8/3

A Taste of Sin (Sin Trilogy, #1) by Connie Mason The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #2) by Molly Harper Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan P is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone, #16) by Sue Grafton Forced to Kill (Nathan McBride, #2) by Andrew Peterson The Well of Shades (The Bridei Chronicles, #3) by Juliet Marillier Ink Flamingos (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #4) by Karen E. Olson Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien Naked Edge (I-Team, #4) by Pamela Clare

✔11–Its etymological originates from a Germanic compound ainlif meaning "one left". Read a book with only "one left" - it can be the only option left, or the only survivor, or the last of a set of events, the last book left in a series, etc.
Last Man Standing - Cindy Gerard (series conclusion) 8/5

✔12– 12 days of Christmas. Read a book about Christmas, Christmas songs or that has a cumulative title, like Once Bitten, Twice Shy. 12 is also the governmental perfection. Read a book with a character or author named as one of the 12 Apostles, or set in Israel. There are 12 zodiacal signs. Read a book with zodiac or one of the signs on the cover or in the title
Eyes Wide Open - Andrew Gross (one of the Apostles is named Andrew) 8/26

✔13– Black cats, voodoo dolls and Friday the 13th. Read a book about superstitions, bad luck or the occult. Friday the 13th is also known among programmers for causing a computer bug. Read a book about computer viruses, computer hacking or some technological challenge like in Digital Fortress.
Rebel - Zoe Archer (Native American superstitions) 9/8

✔14–The 14th amendment defines US citizenship rights, and importantly, gave African Americans the right to citizenship in America. Read a book where a character moves to the US, or is based in 19th century America.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter -  Seth Grahame-Smith (set in American in 1800s) 8/4

✔15–The atomic number of phosphorus, which emits a faint glow upon exposure to oxygen – hence its name given from Greek mythology, meaning "light-bearer." Read a book showing the faint glow of light on the cover.
The Red Heart of Jade - Marjorie Liu (light on cover) 8/31

✔16– Sweet 16. Read a book where a character (doesn’t have to be the MC) reaches 16 or has a sweet 16 party. Or read a Young Adult book.
Out of Breath - Rebecca Donovan (young adult) 9/14

✔17- The shortest form of Japanese poetry (known as Haiku) contains exactly 17 syllables. Read something set in Japan. It takes 17 muscles to produce a smile. Read something that puts a smile on your face.
Fruits Basket, Volume 01 - Natsuki Takaya (Japanese manga, set in Japan) 8/11

✔18–Number of holes on a golf course. Read a book about a professional sportsperson, or where a character plays golf, or golf is part of the title or cover of a book
MacRieve - Kresley Cole (professional soccer player) 3/13

✔19–The worst worldwide influenza pandemic ended in 1919. Read a book from the medical genre, or a book with a character who is a Doctor or Nurse, or a book where someone dies from the flu.
The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush: And Other Weird Medical Case Histories - Rob Myers 9/4

✔20–20/20. Read a “number one book”: about a top student, a perfect score, a best seller. You can also read a book where a character has one of the senses highlighted.
12th of Never - James Patterson (best seller) 9/26

Last Man Standing (Black Ops, #7) by Cindy Gerard Eyes Wide Open  by Andrew Gross Rebel (The Blades of the Rose, #3) by Zoe Archer Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith The Red Heart of Jade (Dirk & Steele, #3) by Marjorie M. Liu Out of Breath (Breathing, #3) by Rebecca Donovan Fruits Basket, Volume 01 by Natsuki Takaya MacRieve (Immortals After Dark, #13) by Kresley Cole The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush And Other Weird Medical Case Histories by Rob Myers 12th of Never (Women's Murder Club, #12) by James Patterson

✔21 – Is the legal age for drinking. Read a book where someone has a drinking problem, is an ex-alcoholic or overcome some addiction. 21 can also be Black Jack. Read a book set or where the character goes to Las Vegas, or has a casino or a game of Black Jack or vingt et un is involved.
Blood Lies - Daniel Kalla (m.c. is an alcoholic) 10/3

✔22– In French, "22" is used as a phrase to warn of the coming of the police (typically "22, v'là les flics!", "22, here come the cops!"). Read a book that is a police procedural, or has a strong police presence.
Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson (police procedural) 8/21

✔23–"W" is the 23rd letter of the alphabet. It has two points down and three points up. Half of W is V, which is the Roman numeral for 5. The "W" on your keyboard is right between the 2 and 3. Read a book with a title or series name that begins with "W." Or was written by an author with a first or last name that begins with "W."
When Is A Pig A Hog?: A Guide To Confoundingly Related English Words - Bernice Randall (title starts with W) 9/6

✔24–There are 24 hours in a day. Read a book in one day. Or one that takes place all in one day.
Sizzle - Julie Garwood (read in one day) 9/29

✔25–British slang for £25 is "Pony." Read a book about a horse or has a picture of one on the cover.
The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt (m.c.'s horse plays an important role) 9/28

✔26 – 26th January is the Australia day or the arrival of the First Fleet. Read a book set in Australia or aboard of a ship. You can also read an historical book with action taking place on the 18th century.
Mutiny on the Bounty - John Boyne (set on a ship) 8/20

✔27– Is the perfect cube (3 X 3 X 3). Read a book from 3 different trilogies - yes, that means 3 books - Or read a book about a mathematic riddle or code, books like The Da Vinci Code or The Eight are a good example for this one.
trilogy 1 - Barely Breathing - Rebecca Donovan (book #3 breathing trilogy) 8/12
trilogy 2 - Kill Me Again - Maggie Shayne (book 2 Secrets of Shadow Falls trilogy) 8/16
trilogy 3 - The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts (book 2 Inn Boonsboro trilogy) 8/31

✔28–The number of dominoes in standard domino sets. Read something with a black and white cover.
Ugly Beautiful - Seanpaul Thomas 10/1

✔29–and holding. Read a book where the main character is about to turn 30.
Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton (m.c. is 29 going on 30) 9/8

✔30–Over the hill or don't trust anyone over 30. Read a book where a character has an abnormal life span and is older than he/she appears (vampire, fae, warlock, elf, etc).
Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke (hero is 450) 8/14

✔31 – Is the last day of the month. Read a book about last chances. Or read the final book of a series. You can also read a book about the end of a cycle or a new beginning.
Master of Darkness - Angela Knight (series conclusion) 9/5

Blood Lies by Daniel Kalla Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson When is a Pig a Hog? A Guide to Confoundingly Related English Words by Bernice Randall Sizzle (Buchanan-Renard, #8) by Julie Garwood The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt Mutiny on the Bounty by John Boyne Barely Breathing (Breathing, #2) by Rebecca Donovan Kill Me Again (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #2) by Maggie Shayne The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2) by Nora Roberts Aunt Dimity's Death (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #1) by Nancy Atherton Ugly Beautiful by Sean-Paul Thomas Winter Kiss (Dragonfire, #4) by Deborah Cooke Master of Darkness (Mageverse, #9) by Angela Knight

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 44: by Barbara ★ (last edited Oct 13, 2015 02:24PM) (new)

Barbara ★ The Mystery, Mayhem, and Murder Squad Reading Challenge
Duration: August 1, 2013 - ??
Level: Lead Homicide Detective

READ: 46/50

Amateur Sleuth COMPLETE!
✔1. Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton 9/8
✔2. Aunt Dimity and the Duke - Nancy Atherton 10/6
Aunt Dimity's Death (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #1) by Nancy Atherton Aunt Dimity and the Duke (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #2) by Nancy Atherton

Aristocratic Detective (British gentry)
✔1. What Angels Fear - C.S. Harris 10/15
2.
What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, #1) by C.S. Harris

Caper COMPLETE!
✔1. Unplugged - Lois Greiman 1/9
✔2. Unscrewed - Lois Greiman 2/17
Unplugged (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #2) by Lois Greiman Unscrewed (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #3) by Lois Greiman

Cozy Mystery COMPLETE!
✔1. A Hoe Lot of Trouble - Heather Webber 10/30
✔2. Ink Flamingos - Karen Olson 9/17
A Hoe Lot of Trouble (A Nina Quinn Mystery, #1) by Heather Webber Ink Flamingos (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #4) by Karen E. Olson

Culinary Mystery COMPLETE!
✔1. Strawberry Shortcake Murder - Joanne Fluke 3/20
✔2. A Brisket, a Casket - Delia Rosen 8/13
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2) by Joanne Fluke A Brisket, a Casket (A Deadly Deli Mystery, #1) by Delia Rosen

Double Act COMPLETE!
✔1. Hour Game - David Baldacci 1/30
✔2. The Janus Affair - Philippa Ballantine 1/31
Hour Game (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #2) by David Baldacci The Janus Affair (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #2) by Pip Ballantine

FBI/CIA/ATF COMPLETE!
✔1. Split Second - Catherine Coulter 10/25
✔2. Ashes to Ashes - Tami Hoag 3/9
Split Second (FBI Thriller, #15) by Catherine Coulter Ashes to Ashes (Kovac and Liska, #1) by Tami Hoag

Forensic Specialist COMPLETE!
✔1. The Bone Bed - Patricia Cornwell 10/28
✔2. Grave Secrets - Kathy Reichs 10/8
The Bone Bed (Kay Scarpetta, #20) by Patricia Cornwell Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan, #5) by Kathy Reichs

Futuristic COMPLETE!
✔1. Thankless in Death - J.D Robb 12/12
✔2. Concealed in Death - J.D. Robb 3/19
Thankless in Death (In Death, #37) by J.D. Robb Concealed in Death (In Death, #38) by J.D. Robb

Historical Mystery COMPLETE!
✔1. The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog - Elizabeth Peters 8/13
✔2. The Seventh Sinner - Elizabeth Peters 8/28
The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (Amelia Peabody, #7) by Elizabeth Peters The Seventh Sinner (Jacqueline Kirby, #1) by Elizabeth Peters

Legal COMPLETE!
✔1. Guilty as Sin - Tami Hoag 10/13
✔2. Sleight of Hand - Phillip Margolin 12/27
Guilty as Sin by Tami Hoag Sleight of Hand (Dana Cutler, #4) by Phillip Margolin

Medical COMPLETE!
✔1. Murder Suicide - Keith Ablow 1/3
✔2. Blood Lies - Daniel Kalla 10/3
Murder Suicide (Frank Clevenger, #5) by Keith Ablow Blood Lies by Daniel Kalla

Missing Person Mystery COMPLETE!
✔1. Unwanted - Kristina Ohlsson 8/21
✔2. P is for Peril - Sue Grafton 8/2
Unwanted (Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht, #1) by Kristina Ohlsson P is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone, #16) by Sue Grafton

Noir COMPLETE!
✔1. The Ice Princess - Camilla Läckberg 7/17
✔2. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler 8/16
The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1) by Camilla Läckberg The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Paranormal Mystery COMPLETE!
✔1. Blood Rites - Jim Butcher 10/29
✔2. Who Do, Voodoo? - Rochelle Staab 10/13
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher Who Do, Voodoo? (A Mind for Murder, #1) by Rochelle Staab

Police Procedural COMPLETE!
✔1. Four Blind Mice - James Patterson 3/16
✔2. 12th of Never - James Patterson 9/26
Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross, #8) by James Patterson 12th of Never (Women's Murder Club, #12) by James Patterson

Private Eye COMPLETE!
✔1. R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton 10/4
✔2. W is for Wasted - Sue Grafton 2/8
R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, #18) by Sue Grafton W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone, #23) by Sue Grafton

Professional Sleuth COMPLETE!
✔1. Blood Will Tell - Dana Stabenow 4/19
✔2. Proven Guilty - Jim Butcher 6/1
Blood Will Tell (Kate Shugak, #6) by Dana Stabenow Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8) by Jim Butcher

Proprietor Mysteries COMPLETE!
✔1. Slay It with Flowers - Kate Collins 8/9
✔2. Little Shop of Homicide - Denise Swanson 10/22
Slay It with Flowers (A Flower Shop Mystery, #2) by Kate Collins Little Shop of Homicide (A Devereaux Dime Store Mystery #1) by Denise Swanson

Romantic Suspense COMPLETE!
✔1. Kiss Me, Kill Me - Maggie Shayne 9/13
✔2. Last Breath - Mariah Stewart 6/16
Kiss Me, Kill Me (Secrets of Shadow Falls, #3) by Maggie Shayne Last Breath (Last #3) by Mariah Stewart

Rooting for the Bad Guy COMPLETE!
✔1. Dearly Devoted Dexter - Jeff Lindsay 6/13
✔2. The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart - Jesse Bullington 10/1
Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter, #2) by Jeff Lindsay The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington

Sci-Fi
✔1. The City and the City - China Miéville 11/21
2.
The City & the City by China Miéville

Scotland Yard (British)
1.
2.

Thriller COMPLETE!
✔1. The Hit - David Baldacci 12/23
✔2. You're Next - Gregg Hurwitz 2/20
The Hit (Will Robie, #2) by David Baldacci You're Next by Gregg Hurwitz

Technothriller COMPLETE!
✔1. Sandstorm - James Rollins 8/26
✔2. Deep Six - Clive Cussler 8/23
Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1) by James Rollins Deep Six (Dirk Pitt, #7) by Clive Cussler


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Barbara ★ Author Alphabet Reading Challenge

Duration: September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014

READ: 26/26

A: Nancy Atherton - Aunt Dimity's Death 9/8
B: Anne Bishop - Written in Red 9/16
C: Rachel Caine - Bitter Blood 9/23
D: Rebecca Donovan - Out of Breath 9/14
E: Eileen Wilks - Death Magic 9/30
F: Fiona McIntosh - Emissary 9/11
G: Lois Greiman - Unzipped 9/2
H: Tami Hoag - Guilty as Sin 10/13
I: Kathrine Irons - Seaborne 12/31
J: Iris Johansen - Hunting Eve 9/14
K: Angela Knight - Master of Darkness 9/5
L: Derek Landy - Death Bringer 12/12
M: C.E. Murphy - Spirit Dances 9/29
N: Melanie Nilles - Starfire Angels 12/15
O: Karen Olson - Ink Flamingos 9/17
P: Andrew Peterson - Forced to Kill 9/4
Q: Jamie Quaid - Damn Him to Hell 9/28
R: Nora Roberts - The Perfect Hope 9/21
S: Mary Stewart - The Crystal Cave 9/4
T: SeanPaul Thomas - Ugly Beautiful 10/1
U: Ursula Sinclair - White Wedding 8/11
V: Rachel Vincent - With All My Soul 12/4
W: Eileen Wilks - Mortal Ties 10/15
X: Tianna Xander - The Golden Dragon 7/12
Y: Rebecca York - Dark Moon 9/17
Z: Zoe Archer - Rebel 9/8

Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity, #1) by Nancy Atherton Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires, #13) by Rachel Caine Out of Breath (Breathing, #3) by Rebecca Donovan Death Magic (World of the Lupi, #8) by Eileen Wilks Emissary (Percheron, #2) by Fiona McIntosh Unzipped (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #1) by Lois Greiman Guilty as Sin (Deer Lake #2) by Tami Hoag Seaborne (Seaborne #1) by Katherine Irons Hunting Eve (Eve Duncan, #17) by Iris Johansen Master of Darkness (Mageverse, #9) by Angela Knight Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant, #6) by Derek Landy Spirit Dances (Walker Papers, #6) by C.E. Murphy Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels Dark Angel Chronicles, #1) by Melanie Nilles Ink Flamingos (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #4) by Karen E. Olson Forced to Kill (Nathan McBride, #2) by Andrew Peterson The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro, #3) by Nora Roberts Master of Darkness (Mageverse, #9) by Angela Knight The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1) by Mary Stewart Ugly Beautiful by Sean-Paul Thomas White Wedding by Ursula Sinclair With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7) by Rachel Vincent Mortal Ties (World of the Lupi, #9) by Eileen Wilks The Golden Dragon (Dragon Bound, #1) by Tianna Xander Dark Moon (Moon #10; Decorah Security #1) by Rebecca York Rebel (The Blades of the Rose, #3) by Zoe Archer

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ Setting Alphabet Reading Challenge

NOTE: You may use the names of cities, counties, states, Providences, countries, lakes, oceans, mountain range, islands, national parks, etc.
Duration: September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014

READ: 26/26

A: Avalon - Master of Darkness - Angela Knight 9/5
B: Boonsboro, MD - The Perfect Hope - Nora Roberts 9/21
C: California - Sizzle - Julie Garwood 9/29
D: Deer Park, MN - Guilty as Sin - Tami Hoag 10/13
E: Edilean, VA - Scarlet Nights - Jude Deveraux 9/20
F: Florence, Italy - White Heat - Cherry Adair 11/2
G: Geneva, Switzerland - Such Wicked Intent - Kenneth Oppel 10/26
H: Hong Kong - Red Phoenix - Kylie Chan 9/26
I: Ireland - Raven Calls - C.E. Murphy 10/6
J: Janinton (city) - The Quartered Sea - Tanya Huff 2/13
K: Kilimanjaro (mountain) - The Janus Affair - Philippa Ballantine 1/31
L: Las Vegas - Ink Flamingos - Karen Olson 9/17
M: Maryland - Damn Him to Hell - Jamie Quaid 9/28
N: Namid (world) - Written in Red - Anne Bishop 9/16
O: Oklahoma - Hunted - P.C. Cast 10/5
P: Percheron (country) - Emissary - Fiona McIntosh 9/11
Q: Qualla Boundary (reservation) - Spirit Dances - C.E. Murphy 9/29
R: Reno, Nevada - R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton 10/4
S: Scotland - Healing the Highlander - Melissa Mayhue 10/7
T: Texas - With All My Soul - Rachel Vincent 12/4
U: Utah - Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson 9/4
V: Vermont - Kiss Me, Kill Me - Maggie Shayne 9/13
W: Wales - The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart 9/4
X: Xaxaxak (city in Guatemala) - Grave Secrets - Kathy Reichs 10/8
Y: Yotaku - Kinslayer - Jay Kristoff 11/13
Z: Zenobia (hotel) - Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled - Dorothy Gilman 9/2

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ Professions & Avocations A-Z Challenge

READ:
383/383 letters done
26/26 Professions/Avocations Complete (A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,X,W,Y,Z)

A: Archaeologist COMPLETE!
A: Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson 9/4/13
R: When Is A Pig A Hog?: A Guide To Confoundingly Related English Words - Bernice Randall 9/6/13
C: The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart 9/4/13
H: Hunting Eve - Iris Johansen 9/14/13
A: Master of Darkness - Angela Knight 9/5/13
E: Emissary - Fiona McIntosh 9/11/13
O: Out of Breath - Rebecca Donovan 9/14/13
L: Little Shop of Homicide - Denise Swanson 10/22/13
O: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Mythology - Kevin Osborn 9/17/13
G: Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled - Dorothy Gilman 9/2/13
I: Ink Flamingos - Karen Olson 9/17/13
S: Kiss Me, Kill Me - Maggie Shayne 9/13/13
T: 12th of Never - James Patterson 9/26/13

B: (Marine) Biologist COMPLETE!
M: The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush: And Other Weird Medical Case Histories - Rob Myers 9/4/13
A: Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton 9/8/13
R: Red Phoenix - Kylie Chan 9/26/13
I: What Doesn't Kill You - Iris Johansen 10/17/13
N: The Perfect Hope - Nora Roberts 9/21/13
E: Mortal Ties - Eileen Wilks 10/15/13

B: Bitter Blood - Rachel Caine 9/23/13
I: Magic Gifts - Ilona Andrews 10/26/13
O: Once Upon a Tower - Eloisa James 10/8/13
L: Affliction - Laurell K. Hamilton 11/9/13
O: Such Wicked Intent - Kenneth Oppel 10/26/13
G: Faerie Tales - Martin Greenberg 9/19/13
I: Gunmetal Magic - Ilona Andrews 10/25/13
S: Scarlet Nights - Jude Deveraux 9/20/13
T: Too Hot to Handle - Robin Kaye 10/9/13

C: (Image) Consultant COMPLETE!
I: Silencing Eve - Iris Johansen 11/16/13
M: Raven Calls - C.E. Murphy 10/6/13
A: Written in Red - Anne Bishop 9/16/13
G: Grave Secrets - Kathy Reichs 10/8/13
E: The Hippopotamus Pool - Elizabeth Peters 10/17/13

C: Hunted - P.C. Cast 10/5/13
O: One Rainy Night - Kathye Quick 1/10/13
N: No Way Back - Andrew Gross 10/19/13
S: Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell 10/10/13
U: Unzipped - Lois Greiman 9/2/13
L: Labyrinth - Kat Richardson 11/29/13
T: The Terror - Dan Simmons 10/23/13
A: Aunt Dimity and the Duke - Nancy Atherton 10/6/13
N: Starfire Angels - Melanie Nilles 12/15/13
T: Temptation Rising - A.C. Arthur 10/31/13

D: (Doctor) Anesthesiologist COMPLETE!
A: Hearts of Smoke and Steam - Andrew Mayer 10/18/13
N: No Quarter - Tanya Huff 1/5/13
E: Eternally Yours - Cate Tiernan 10/18/13
S: Split Second - Catherine Coulter 10/25/13
T: Time Untime - Sherrilyn Kenyon 11/10/13
H: Highlander's Curse - Melissa Mayhue 10/16/13
E: Eternity Base - Bob Mayer 11/21/13
S: Head Over Heels - Jill Shalvis 11/7/13
I: Initiation - Ruth Kerce 12/5/13
O: Long, Lean and Lethal - Lorie O'Clare 4/27/14
L: The Line Between Here and Gone - Andrea Kane 12/6/13
O: On the Hunt - anthology 6/26/14
G: R is for Ricochet - Sue Grafton 10/4/13
I: Seaborne - Katherine Irons 12/31/13
S: Breakup - Dana Stabenow 12/18/13
T: Thankless in Death - J.D Robb 12/12/13

E: Egyptologist COMPLETE!
E: Seeing a Large Cat - Elizabeth Peters 11/23/13
G: Guilty as Sin - Tami Hoag 10/13/13
Y: Dark Moon - Rebecca York 9/17/13
P: The Bone Bed - Patricia Cornwell 10/28/13
T: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes - Denise Grover Swank 12/14/13
O: One More Bite - Jennifer Rardin 6/29/14
L: Death Bringer - Derek Landy 12/12/13
O: Can't Buy Me Love - Molly O'Keefe 8/21/14
G: Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris 10/30/13
I: Reaver - Larissa Ione 1/5/13
S: Degrees of Wrong - Anna Scarlett 1/4/13
T: Fifth Quarter - Tanya Huff 12/11/13

F: FBI Agent COMPLETE!
F: Fall of Night - Rachel Caine 10/5/13
B: Blood Lies - Daniel Kalla 10/3/13
I: Instant Attraction - Jill Shalvis 1/24/14

A: Firewalker - Allyson James 10/27/13
G: Grimm End - S.T. Cameron 12/9/13
E: The End of the World - Derek Landy 1/12/14
N: Nature Of The Beast - Hannah Howell 1/8/13
T: Lizard World - Terry Richard Bazes 1/21/14

G: Gynecologist COMPLETE!
G: Black Hole Sun - David Macinnis Gill 12/22/13
Y: You're Next - Gregg Hurwitz 2/20/14
N: The Navigator - Clive Cussler 1/9/13
E: The Ape Who Guards the Balance - Elizabeth Peters 1/22/14
C: Curfew - Phil Rickman 11/6/13
O: On the Way to the Wedding - Julia Quinn 9/25/14
L: Kingdom of the Wicked - Derek Landy 1/20/14
O: Oceanborne - Katherine Irons 10/22/14
G: Unplugged - Lois Greiman 1/9/13
I: Instant Gratification - Jill Shalvis 2/23/14
S: Finding the Lost - Shannon Butcher 12/29/13
T: The Thief - Megan Whalen Turner 2/10/14

H: (Cruise Ships) Housekeeper COMPLETE!
C: Cream Puff Murder - Joanne Fluke 11/29/13
R: Raven Cursed - Faith Hunter 10/12/13
U: Ugly Beautiful - Seanpaul Thomas 10/1/13
I: Steel's Edge - Ilona Andrews 2/25/14
S: Stranger - Zoe Archer 11/24/13
E: The Falcon at the Portal - Elizabeth Peters 2/18/14

S: Dark Stranger - Susan Sizemore 2/5/14
H: Healing the Highlander - Melissa Mayhue 10/7/13
I: Instant Temptation - Jill Shalvis 3/26/14
P: The Far West - Patricia Wrede 11/9/13
S: Suited - Jo Anderton 3/8/14

H: A Hoe Lot of Trouble - Heather Webber 10/30/13
O: One Hot Mess - Lois Greiman 4/17/14
U: Untold - Sarah Rees Brennan 2/13/14
S: Son of the Shadows - Juliet Marillier 3/2/14
E: Deadly Heat - Cynthia Eden 2/22/14
K: Kinslayer - Jay Kristoff 11/13/13
E: Embrace the Night Eternal - Joss Ware 2/23/14
E: He Shall Thunder in the Sky - Elizabeth Peters 3/29/14
P: Sleight of Hand - Phillip Margolin 12/27/13
E: Real - Katy Evans 3/29/14
R: My Life As a White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland 12/6/13


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Barbara ★ Professions & Avocations A-Z Challenge - Part II


I: Ichthyologist COMPLETE!
I: Illusion - Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/23/14
C: White Heat - Cherry Adair 11/2/13
H: A Year and a Day - Virginia Henley 11/3/13
T: The Quartered Sea - Tanya Huff 2/13/14
H: The Hit - David Baldacci 12/23/13
Y: Yours for the Taking - Robin Kaye 2/28/14
O: Crazy Thing Called Love - Molly O'Keefe 11/26/14
L: Lothaire - Kresley Cole 2/27/14
O: One Heart to Win - Johanna Lindsey 12/16/14
G: W is for Wasted - Sue Grafton 2/8/14
I: Darkness Unleashed - Alexandra Ivy 6/7/14
S: Strawberry Shortcake Murder - Joanne Fluke 3/20/14
T: Tiger's Voyage - Colleen Houck 3/23/14

J: (Plumbers) Journeyman COMPLETE!
P: Whitechapel Gods - S.M. Peters 11/11/13
L: Lucky in Love - Jill Shalvis 3/23/14
U: Unscrewed - Lois Greiman 2/17/14
M: Mountain Echoes - C.E. Murphy 11/18/13
B: Blood Rites - Jim Butcher 10/29/13
E: Lord of the Silent - Elizabeth Peters 4/13/14
R: With All My Soul - Rachel Vincent 12/4/13
S: Primal Instincts - Susan Sizemore 3/24/14

J: Beyond the Night - Joss Ware 12/20/13
O: Once in a Lifetime - Jill Shalvis 8/24/14
U: Unmanned - Lois Greiman 3/26/14
R: Hollow City - Ransom Riggs 2/20/14
N: Never Seduce a Scot - Maya Banks 1/10/13
E: The Golden One - Elizabeth Peters 5/8/14
Y: You Belong to Me - Karen Rose 3/22/14
M: Murder Suicide - Keith Ablow 1/3/13
A: How to Drive a Dragon Crazy - G.A. Aiken 1/7/13
N: A Noble Sacrifice - Ciara Gold 3/28/14

K: (Zoo) keeper COMPLETE!
Z: Rebel - Zoe Archer 9/8/13
O: One Dance with a Duke - Tessa Dare 12/27/14
O: Optical Delusions in Deadwood - Ann Charles 1/1/15
K: The Hour of Dust and Ashes - Kelly Gay 2/16/14
E: Eat Prey Love - Kerrelyn Sparks 5/16/14
E: Extreme Exposure - Pamela Clare 5/28/14
P: Four Blind Mice - James Patterson 3/16/14
E: Ecstasy in Darkness - Gena Showalter 6/12/14
R: Retribution - Jilliane Hoffman 4/15/14

L: (Applied) Linguist COMPLETE!
A: Swept Away by a Kiss - Katharine Ashe 2/28/14
P: Wraith - Phaedra Weldon 12/27/13
P: Partials - Dan Wells 1/27/14
L: Lethal Legacy - Linda Fairstein 4/20/14
I: It Had to Be You - Jill Shalvis 6/8/14
E: Children of the Storm - Elizabeth Peters 7/3/14
D: Cold Copper - Devon Monk 1/14/14

L: Loving A Lost Lord - Mary Jo Putney 5/11/14
I: Magic Rises - Ilona Andrews 6/23/14
N: Not One Clue - Lois Greiman 5/10/14
G: The Darkest Secret - Gena Showalter 3/11/14
U: Untraceable - S.R. Johannes 5/18/14
I: I, Alex Cross - James Patterson 7/8/14
S: Born To Darkness - Suzanne Brockmann 4/24/14
T: Tiger's Destiny - Colleen Houck 4/14/14

M: (Junior Project) Manager COMPLETE~
J: The Janus Affair - Philippa Ballantine 1/31/14
U: Unwind - Neal Shusterman 5/21/14
N: The 9th Girl - Tami Hoag 5/21/14
I: The Ice Princess - Camilla Läckberg 7/17/14
O: One Sweet Ride - Jaci Burton 6/6/15
R: Break No Bones - Kathy Reichs 1/22/14

P: Spectre - Phaedra Weldon 3/30/14
R: Concealed in Death - J.D. Robb 3/19/14
O: Starclimber - Kenneth Oppel 6/23/15
J: The Man Must Marry - Janet Chapman 2/9/14
E: The Broken Hearts Club - Ethan Black 7/8/14
C: Dreams of a Dark Warrior - Kresley Cole 1/16/14
T: The Queen of Attolia - Megan Whalen Turner 3/31/14

M: MacRieve - Kresley Cole 3/13/14
A: Ashes to Ashes - Tami Hoag 3/9/14
N: Never Less Than a Lady - Mary Jo Putney 6/4/14
A: Atlantis Found - Clive Cussler 3/11/14
G: The Silent Girl - Tess Gerritsen 3/27/14
E: Guardian of the Horizon - Elizabeth Peters 7/31/14
R: Rapture - Jacquelyn Frank 4/20/14

N: (Home Health) Nurse COMPLETE
H: Hour Game - David Baldacci 1/30/14
O: Skybreaker - Kenneth Oppel 5/15/15
M: Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell 3/19/14
E: The Serpent on the Crown - Elizabeth Peters 8/22/14

H: Highlander Most Wanted - Maya Banks 2/7/14
E: Wife for Hire - Janet Evanovich 9/24/14
A: Renegade Most Wanted - Carol Arens 5/27/14
L: City of the Sun - David Levien 5/13/14
T: The Turtle-Girl from East Pukapuka - Cole Alpaugh 6/3/14
H: Have Stakes, Will Travel - Faith Hunter 3/16/14

N: Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale - Christine Warren 6/9/14
U: Untamed Highlander - Donna Grant 6/18/14
R: The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley 5/14/14
S: Shadows Before the Sun - Kelly Gay 3/29/14
E: Tomb of the Golden Bird - Elizabeth Peters 9/28/14

O: Oceanographer COMPLETE
O: Can't Hurry Love - Molly O'Keefe 7/27/15
C: Dark Storm - Christine Feehan 2/2/14
E: Evertrue - Brodi Ashton 9/29/14
A: Angel Fire - L.A. Weatherly 6/13/14
N: Night Falls on the Wicked - Sharie Kohler 7/13/14
O: Obsidian - Jennifer Armentrout 9/2/15
G: Forbidden Highlander - Donna Grant 4/16/14
R: The Last Oracle - James Rollins 5/30/14
A: Ashfall - Mike Mullen 6/21/14
P: Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here - Christine Warren 4/13/14
H: Death's Rival - Faith Hunter 3/18/14
E: Hidden - Kendra Elliot 10/23/14
R: Don't Tell - Karen Rose 6/6/14


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Barbara ★ Professions & Avocations A-Z Challenge - Part III


P: Paranormal Researcher COMPLETE
P: The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt 9/28/13
A: All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire - Kerrelyn Sparks 3/14/14
R: The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley 6/25/14
A: Atlantis Betrayed - Alyssa Day 5/6/14
N: Nowhere Near Respectable - Mary Jo Putney 7/31/14
O: Omega - Susannah Sandlin 3/24/15
R: Chill - Stephanie Rowe 7/9/14
M: Spirit Dances - C.E. Murphy 9/29/13
A: Vampire in Atlantis - Alyssa Day 6/28/14
L: Last Words - Mariah Stewart 5/20/14

R: Spirit and Dust - Rosemary Clement-Moore 6/30/14
E: Everywhere She Turns - Debra Webb 11/3/14
S: The Stranger You Know - Andrea Kane 4/10/14
E: The Grand Finale - Janet Evanovich 11/8/14
A: Murder of Crows - Anne Bishop 4/5/14
C: Chains of Ice - Christina Dodd 3/5/14
H: Hounded - Kevin Hearne 4/28/14
E: Billionaires Prefer Blondes - Suzanne Enoch 11/10/14
R: Back to You - Robin Kaye 7/14/14

Q: Quality Control Specialist COMPLETE
Q: Damn Him to Hell - Jamie Quaid 9/28/13
U: Uncorked - Lois Greiman 12/5/14
A: Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey 4/27/14
L: The False-Hearted Teddy - John J. Lamb 5/25/14
I: Deadlock - Iris Johansen 10/30/14
T: The King of Attolia - Megan Walen Turner 6/10/14
Y: Blood Past - Samantha Young 5/15/14

C: Dark Lycan - Christine Feehan 2/22/14
O: Wild Child - Molly O'Keefe 4/26/15
N: No Longer a Gentleman - Mary Jo Putney 8/30/14
T: Dire Needs - Stephanie Tyler 7/9/14
R: Bite Marks - Jennifer Rardin 7/16/14
O: Obsession in Death - J.D. Robb 10/8/15
L: Last Breath - Mariah Stewart 6/16/14

S: The Firebird - Susanna Kearsley 5/12/14
P: Primal Cravings - Susan Sizemore 5/28/14
E: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues - Diana Rowland 11/24/14
C: Dark Wolf - Christine Feehan 3/4/14
I: Live to See Tomorrow - Iris Johansen 12/4/14
A: At Last - Jill Shalvis 4/29/14
L: The Crafty Teddy - John Lamb 6/15/14
I: If There Be Dragons - Kay Hooper 12/18/14
S: Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins 5/4/14
T: Tongue In Chic - Christina Dodd 7/12/14

R: Reflexologist COMPLETE
R: His Carnal Need - Ruth Kerce 7/13/14
E: Death Magic - Eileen Wilks 9/30/13
F: Pleasure - Jacquelyn Frank 4/21/14
L: The Clockwork Teddy - John Lamb 7/7/14
E: The Exiled Queen - Cinda Williams Chima 11/28/14
X: XO - Jeffrey Deaver 6/26/14
O: Pleasure Island - Lorie O'Clare 11/29/15
L: Lucky in Love - Carolyn Brown 7/22/14
O: One in a Million - Jill Shalvis 12/18/15
G: Sizzle - Julie Garwood 9/29/13
I: Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 1/6/15
S: Seduce the Darkness - Gena Showalter 5/19/14
T: Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons - Denise Grover Swank 8/28/14

S: Spelunker COMPLETE
S: The Winter Sea - Susanna Kearsley 4/2/14
P: Cross Country - James Patterson 4/29/14
E: Dream a Little Dream - Susan Elizabeth Phillips 11/22/14
L: Loved By a Warrior - Donna Fletcher 7/26/14
U: Up to Me - M. Leighton 3/12/15
N: Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death - Denise Swanson 9/15/14
K: The King- J.R. Ward 4/8/14
E: A River in the Sky - Elizabeth Peters 11/23/14
R: Beauty - Robin McKinley 7/22/14

T: (Dolphin) Trainer COMPLETE
D: The Kill Room - Jeffery Deaver 2/27/14
O: Odd Interlude - Dean Koontz 2/13/16
L: Frostfire - Lynn Viehl 8/30/14
P: Middle of Nowhere - Ridley Pearson 9/11/14
H: Haven - Kay Hooper 5/20/14
I: Magic Breaks - Ilona Andrews 1/15/15
N: Nightshine - Lynn Viehl 9/16/14

T: Dire Wants - Stephanie Tyler 8/26/14
R: Redemption - Susannah Sandlin 8/24/14
A: And One Last Thing ... - Molly Harper 8/27/14
I: If You Give a Rake a Ruby - Shana Galen 2/22/15
N: Never Kiss a Stranger - Heather Grothaus 9/22/14
E: Ember's Kiss - Deborah Cooke 12/12/14
R: Bitten in Two - Jennifer Rardin 8/31/14


message 50: by Barbara ★ (last edited Aug 31, 2016 03:32PM) (new)

Barbara ★ continued...

U: Underwater demolition expert COMPLETE
U: Unmade - Sarah Rees Brennan 3/25/15
N: North of Need - Laura Kaye 10/24/14
D: Chains of Fire - Christina Dodd 4/11/14
E: Street of the Five Moons - Elizabeth Peters 12/12/14
R: Sunshine - Robin McKinley 9/3/14
W: Big Bad Wolf - Christine Warren 3/16/14
A: Angel Fever - L.A. Weatherly 9/9/14
T: Dire Desires - Stephanie Tyler 9/8/14
E: The Crossing Places - Elly Griffiths 12/13/14
R: The Deadliest Bite - Jennifer Rardin 9/6/14

D: The Demon You Know - Christine Warren 5/9/14
E: The Duke Is Mine - Eloisa James 12/26/14
M: My Soul to Keep - Sharie Kohler 6/29/14
O: Of Monsters and Madness - Jessica Verday 5/3/15
L: Letters from Skye: A Novel - Jessica Brockmole 10/30/14
I: Revenant - Larissa Ione 3/14/15
T: Twisted Things - Madge Swindells 11/9/14
I: Bound by Night - Larissa Ione 3/27/15
O: The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman 4/7/16
N: Nightborn - Lynn Viehl 10/31/14

E: Chilled - Kendra Elliot 1/21/15
X: The Golden Dragon - Tianna Xander 7/12/14
P: Playing Easy to Get - Sherrilyn Kenyon 9/22/14
E: Ritual Magic - Eileen Wilks 3/11/15
R: Running Scared - Shannon Butcher 9/28/14
T: Blood Debt - Tanya Huff 11/11/14

V: Veterinarian (COMPLETE)
V: The Vampire and the Virgin - Kerrelyn Sparks 4/29/14
E: Buried - Kendra Elliot 3/17/15
T: Thunder Moon - Lori Handeland 12/15/14
E: Endsinger - Jay Kristoff 3/18/15
R: Must Love Dragons - Stephanie Rowe 9/20/14
I: If He's Wild - Hannah Howell 3/31/15
N: Nearly Departed in Deadwood - Ann Charles 11/9/14
A: Alex Cross, Run - James Patterson 11/14/14
R: The Six Sacred Stones - Matthew Reilly 10/21/14
I: Iron House - John Hart 4/7/15
A: The Pyramid Of Doom - Andy McDermott 11/7/14
N: House Rules - Chloe Neill 11/13/14

W: Writer COMPLETE!
W: Black Magic Woman - Christine Warren 5/8/14
R: Reader and Raelynx - Sharon Shinn 11/1/14
I: Instinct - Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/11/15
T: Devil Without a Cause - Terri Garey 12/14/14
E: Echo - J.K. Accinni 5/5/15
R: Rapture Untamed - Pamela Palmer 11/4/14

X: Xylophone Repairman - COMPLETE
X: Don't Cry, Tai Lake - Xiaolong Qui 11/28/15
Y: Shades of Blood - Samantha Young 9/20/14
L: Libriomancer - Jim C. Hines 9/10/14
O: One Lucky Vampire - Lynsay Sands 5/31/16
P: Sometimes a Rogue - Mary Jo Putney 9/17/14
H: Hunter's Moon - Dana Stabenow 5/24/14
O: Obsidian Flame - Caris Roane 6/9/16
N: Mine to Possess - Nalini Singh 11/6/14
E: The Janus Stone - Elly Griffiths 5/10/15

R: Charmed Spirits - Carrie Ann Ryan 9/10/14
E: Shadowglass - Erica Hayes 5/18/15
P: Spectyr - Philippa Ballantine 9/30/14
A: Just In Time - Addison Fox 12/8/14
I: If He's Dangerous - Hannah Howell 6/21/15
R: Contest - Matthew Reilly 11/13/14
M: The Guardian - Margaret Mallory 9/21/14
A: Carnal Sin - Allison Brennan 12/11/14
N: The Butterfly Farm - Diane Noble 11/25/14

Y: Yak herder COMPLETE!
Y: The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey 1/8/15
A: Always On My Mind - Jill Shalvis 7/5/14
K: The Girl Next Door - Jack Ketchum 6/2/14

H: Hostage - Kay Hooper 6/6/14
E: You Don't Know Jack - Erin McCarthy 6/13/15
R: The Ranger - Monica McCarty 11/30/14
D: The Darkest Seduction - Gena Showalter 5/31/14
E: Exposed - Alex Kava 6/24/15
R: Rescue My Heart - Jill Shalvis 11/30/14

Z: Zoologist ~ COMPLETE
Z: Z for Zachariah - Robert O'Brien 9/9/13
O: Stiletto - Daniel O'Malley 7/14/16
O: Of Silk and Steam - Bec McMaster 8/20/16
L: Down to You - M. Leighton 11/3/14
O: Play Dirty - Lorie O'Clare 6/12/16
G: The Darkest Surrender - Gena Showalter 4/25/14
I: It Happened One Wedding - Julie James 6/27/15
S: Blood Will Tell - Dana Stabenow 4/19/14
T: Trick of the Light - Rob Thurman 12/21/14

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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