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This newsletter is a recurring feature, making it easier to notify you of all the new, exciting things going on in our group for the month and a central place to keep track of any carry-over challenges and discussions. As always, this is a joint effort by your moderators, Gisela, CaroB, Susan, and Lisa Kay.

Lets Dance
We are getting ready for another Blinkie Text Generator at . Teams are set, but you never know if we might need an alternate. Let us know if you want to be a back-up participant. Check out these threads !

We mods are continuing to try something different for the next several months. Instead of choosing a short-list for a Book of the Month, we'll each nominate a Romance Sub-Genre and then get you, our members, to vote. For January the SGOM is Erotica. This month the discussion is here . Check out the list of sub-genres we will be choosing from HERE , and join that challenge, if you like.

You’re welcome to lurk, answer questions, make predictions, volunteer, or just say “Hi!” But please be warned: Expect Spoilers! If we like, these could become "Series Reads"!
The Darkest Hour, by Maya Banks
      Start Date: January 2, 2013. Come join us here...
The Perils of Pleasure, by Julie Anne Long
      Start Date: January 10, 2013. Come join us here...
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien was requested; however, it is set-up in our "sister" group, HEAC.
      Start Date: January 1, 2013. Join them there...

We were alternating one every other month, but it looks like we’ve increased the speed.
Series Reads are similar to our “buddy reads,” but voted on via a poll &, like BOM, lasts all month, continuing ‘till done. Notable: located in the ‘Group Reading’ Folder.
Two new series start this month, and another continues, so you can still join in the discussions.
Demonica #1 Pleasure Unbound, by Larissa Ione
         Start Date: January 7, 2013. Come join us here .
Bridgertons #1 The Duke And I, by Julia Quinn
     Start Date: January 14, 2013. Join us here .
Cynsters, #8 On a Wild Night, by Stephanie Laurens
     Start Date: January 21, 2013. Join us here .

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10,000 in 2013 Book Count Challenge. Woohoo! (We met our goal five times in 2012.)
      This is a GROUP challenge. Join directly here , and stop by and say, "Hi!" in this thread.
      We invite everyone to help us read 10,000 books this year.
      For further help, check out this link to the "GoodReads How To..." folder.
♥ Quarterly Theme: Tart, Trollop, Tramp, Tease, Thief, or Trashy Challenge
        January 1, 2013 to March 31, 2013 - This is the first month of the current Quarter.
♥ Monthly: “Promises, Promises” (Month of January.)
♥  “Who's Your Alpha?” (Year from Start Date.)
♥  A-Z Super Series (Year from Start Date.)
♥  Double-Decker Alphabet Bus (Yearly)
Z-A Cover Art Image Search (Yearly)
Read Your Freebies (6-monthly; ends February.)
“A Look Back at Our Favorites Challenge: Gigi’s Thread” (Yearly from Start Date.)
Artists’ Color Wheel (Extended to "Open Ended".)
Reporter-Journalist-Blogger Challenge (Extended to a Open Ended!)

Gigi’s “Favorite Read of the Month” for December .
♥ It’s that time again! Let us know Your Favorite Reads of 2012 !
♥ Mod Announcements > Free Reads!  Big Kudos to Mel, Carrie, Jenny, Michelle, Karen L, and Gisela for contributing to this thread and helping to feed our book/freebie addiction!
♥ Also check out the thread: e-Books On Sale!
♥ A motivational one: Are You Dieting? Exercising? Changing Up Your Lifestyle? ?!?
♥ No matter how much we like to read, we must make time to eat ;) Stop by the recipe thread and share your favorite, or maybe find something new to fix at your house. Even if you've gone Vegan !

♥ Set up here!

Off the Wall Challenge Index .

♥ Don’t forget! The Alphabetical Index is being kept up-to-date for your reference.

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to friends you think would be interested. We appreciate all your comments, this group wouldn't be as fun as it is without your participation! If you have any feedback / suggestions, feel free to let us know below :-)

Happy Reading! Happy New Year!

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