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message 1: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (last edited Jan 01, 2013 07:20AM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
As always, these are based around odd or wacky holidays. Honest, I am not making them up! Read as many or as few categories as you want. Your choice to fill them with all cozies or any book.

Jan 2 - Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day - Read a book with a flag on the cover, or a book cover with the colors of your countries flag on the cover.

Jan 6 - Cuddle Up Day - Cuddle up with your favorite cozy author. Your choice.

Jan 10 - Peculiar People Day - Read a book with a peculiar person in it. Doesn't have to be the main character.

Jan 16 - National Nothing Day - Read a book whose title or author (first or last name) starts with N.

2nd Week of Jan is Letter Writing Week - Read any book with a letter shown on the cover, a character in a book says they're writing or reading a letter, or the book actually shows letters (or a note) written to a character. (Is a written clue found?)
BONUS: Actually write someone a letter! Must be hand written. Email and text don't count. In a pinch, a typed letter counts as long as it's still sent via snail mail with a stamp. Let's all brighten up someone's mailbox. :)

Enjoy and Happy New Year!


message 2: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3886 comments Mod
Thank you, I'll try to choose them. For cuddling, it's clear. Not a cozy, buy Jayne Ann Krentz has a new book out on Jan, 8th...


message 3: by Naomi (last edited Jan 14, 2013 02:39AM) (new)

Naomi (tribalcat) | 307 comments I'm in! 5/5 DONE


Flagpole - Drop Dead on Recall by Sheila Webster Boneham

Favorite author - Etched in Silver by Yasmine Galenorn

Peculiar person - God on a Harley by Joan Brady

N - True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

Letter writing - Black Point by Jerome T. Burke


message 4: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3886 comments Mod
Can Ms Marple be the "peculiar person"? I'm not so sure...


message 5: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments I'm in

Jan 2 - Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day - Read a book with a flag on the cover, or a book cover with the colors of your countries flag on the cover.

Jan 6 - Cuddle Up Day - Cuddle up with your favorite cozy author. Your choice.

Jan 10 - Peculiar People Day - Read a book with a peculiar person in it. Doesn't have to be the main character.

Jan 16 - National Nothing Day - Read a book whose title or author (first or last name) starts with N.

2nd Week of Jan is Letter Writing Week - Read any book with a letter shown on the cover, a character in a book says they're writing or reading a letter, or the book actually shows letters (or a note) written to a character. (Is a written clue found?)


message 6: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Marisa wrote: "Can Ms Marple be the "peculiar person"? I'm not so sure..."

It's up to you who fits Peculiar because I can't decide for everyone. What's peculiar to one person wouldn't be to another.


message 7: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3886 comments Mod
Thank you, I have come with another novel, I think it fits better.


message 8: by Anne (new)

Anne Pichette | 65 comments I am in


Flagpole -

Favorite author -

Peculiar person -

N -

Letter writingA Kiss Before Dying Finished 1/5/12


message 9: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Scott (goodreadscomknitknat) | 131 comments I'm in.

2nd week of Jan - Letter writing week - The Christmas Letter.
Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber


message 10: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3886 comments Mod
1 / 5

Jan 2 - Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day: A Pedigree To Die For
Jan 6 - Cuddle Up Day: Dream Eyes
Jan 10 - Peculiar People Day: Splitsville.com by Tonya Kappes (01/06/13 - ★★★)
Jan 16 - National Nothing Day: Nemesis
2nd Week of Jan is Letter Writing Week: The Dead Sea Cipher


message 11: by Anne (new)

Anne Pichette | 65 comments I am in


Flagpole -

Favorite author -

Peculiar person -

N - Ngaio Marsh, Colour SchemeFinished 1/8/13

Letter writingA Kiss Before Dying Finished 1/5/13


message 12: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (last edited Jan 12, 2013 01:36AM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3886 comments Mod
3 / 5

Jan 2 - Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day: A Pedigree To Die For
Jan 6 - Cuddle Up Day: Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz (01/10/13 - ★★★★)
Jan 10 - Peculiar People Day: Splitsville.com by Tonya Kappes (01/06/13 - ★★★)
Jan 16 - National Nothing Day: Nemesis by Agatha Christie (01/11/13 - ★★★★)
2nd Week of Jan is Letter Writing Week: The Dead Sea Cipher

Dream Eyes (Dark Legacy #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz Splitsville.com (Olivia Davis Paranormal Mystery #1) by Tonya Kappes Nemesis (Miss Marple, #12) by Agatha Christie


message 13: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments 4/5 Done

1. Flagpole: Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews 1/6 ★★★★
2. Cuddle Up: Sleeping With Anemone by Kate Collins
3. Peculiar People: Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich 1/2 ★★★★★
4. National Nothing: Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton 1/9 ★★★★
5. Letter Writing: The Dead Sea Cipher by Elizabeth Peters 1/15 ★★★

Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4) by Donna Andrews Sleeping With Anemone (Flower Shop Mysteries, #9) by Kate Collins Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19) by Janet Evanovich Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton The Dead Sea Cipher by Elizabeth Peters


message 14: by Lynne (last edited Jan 27, 2013 06:15AM) (new)

Lynne | 86 comments I will try this one. See how far I get.

1. Flagpole: Incarnation by Emma Cornwall (22 Jan 2013)
2. Cuddle Up: Hide and Snoop ( An Odelia Grey mystery #7) by Sue Ann Jaffarian (19 Jan 2013)
3. Peculiar People: Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Scott Westerfeld (6 Jan 2013)
4. Nothing: Nightwalker (Dark Days, #1) by Jocelynn Drake
5. Letter: Cherry Cheesecake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #8) by Joanne Fluke (24 Jan 2013)


message 15: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Mini Monthly Challenge

5/5 Done Yay!

1. Flagpole: Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews 1/6 ★★★★
2. Cuddle Up: Sleeping With Anemone by Kate Collins 1/23 ★★★★
3. Peculiar People: Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich 1/2 ★★★★★
4. National Nothing: Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton 1/9 ★★★★
5. Letter Writing: The Dead Sea Cipher by Elizabeth Peters 1/15 ★★★

Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4) by Donna Andrews Sleeping With Anemone (Flower Shop Mysteries, #9) by Kate Collins Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19) by Janet Evanovich Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton The Dead Sea Cipher by Elizabeth Peters


message 16: by Leslie (last edited Jan 28, 2013 11:12PM) (new)

Leslie Finished!

Jan 2 - Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day - Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton done 1/1

Jan 6 - Cuddle Up Day - Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters done 1/13

Jan 10 - Peculiar People Day - The Skull Beneath the Skin by P.D. James done 1/21

Jan 16 - National Nothing Day - Nearly Departed in Deadwood by Ann Charles done 1/29

2nd Week of Jan is Letter Writing Week - Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley done 1/26


message 17: by Anne (new)

Anne Pichette | 65 comments Flagpole - Mrs. Pollifax Unveiledfinished 1/28/13

Favorite author - Murder Walks the Plank by Carolyn Hart finished 1/26/13

Peculiar person -A Wedding to Die For finished 1/21/13

N - Ngaio Marsh, Colour SchemeFinished 1/8/13

Letter writingA Kiss Before Dying Finished 1/5/13 Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled (Mrs. Pollifax, Book 14) by Dorothy Gilman Murder Walks the Plank (Death on Demand, #15) by Carolyn Hart A Wedding to Die For (The Alvarez Family Murder Mystery Series #2) by Heather Haven Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin

I have finished the challenge and I really enjoyed this challenge


message 18: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3886 comments Mod
Congrats, Anne! Congrats, Kari!


message 19: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Hooray Leslie, Anne, and Kari!


message 20: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Kari wrote: "Does Pink white and blue count for the US flag?"

Close but red is better than pink.


message 21: by Nell (new)

Nell | 1172 comments Jan 2 - Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day - Read a book cover with the colors of your country's flag on the cover.
The Heat of the Moon by Sandra Parshall

Jan 10 - Peculiar People Day - Read a book with a peculiar person in it.
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy (The Chameleon - assassin)√

2nd Week of Jan is Letter Writing Week - Read any book with a letter shown on the cover, a character in a book says they're writing or reading a letter, or the book actually shows letters (or a note) written to a character. (Is a written clue found?)
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (Pearl writes Hattie) √
BONUS: Wrote two thank you notes (handwritten) and mailed them.

State of the Onion (A White House Chef Mystery, #1) by Julie Hyzy The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) by Ayana Mathis The Heat of the Moon by Sandra Parshall


message 22: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Thanks :)


message 23: by Lynne (new)

Lynne | 86 comments Didn't quite make it, I got 5/6 done. Haven't finished my "Nothing" book, and won't finish tonight either :( Darn life getting in the way of my reading. Oh well, it was fun trying. On to the next challenge :)


message 24: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7478 comments Congrats to all the finishers!! Here's where I ended the month. My list was half based on what I'm actually reading with some fantasy picks to fill out the categories that I knew I wouldn't get to.

Run up the flagpole - The Eye of the World 1/9/13
Cuddle Up Day - Bantam of the Opera
Peculiar People Day - Murder Shoots the Bull
National Nothing Day - Highlights to Heaven by Nancy J. Cohen
Letter Writing Week - The Great Hunt 1/19/13

The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan Bantam of the Opera (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries #5) by Mary Daheim Murder Shoots the Bull (Southern Sisters Mystery, #6) by Anne George Highlights to Heaven (Bad Hair Day Mystery #5) by Nancy J. Cohen The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2) by Robert Jordan


message 25: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Congrats to all finishers.


❂ Murder by Death  (murderbydeath) I'm gonna sneak in because I actually participated this month! :D Finished 4 out of 5 - never could find a book with a flag on the front....

Jan 6 - Cuddle Up Day - What a Ghoul Wants

Jan 10 - Peculiar People Day - Third Grave Dead Ahead (an old lady who throws soup cans at everyone)

Jan 16 - National Nothing Day - Read a book whose title or author (first or last name) starts with N.
Nightshade on Elm Street

2nd Week of Jan is Letter Writing Week - Recipe for Treason: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery


message 27: by Melodie (last edited Feb 05, 2013 01:56PM) (new)

Melodie (melodieco) | 5280 comments January 2013 Mini Challenge

4/4 DONE 1/25/13

Jan 2 - Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day - Read a book with a flag on the cover, or a book cover with the colors of your countries flag on the cover. Arsenic and Old Cake by Jacklyn BradyDONE 1/19/13

Jan 6 - Cuddle Up Day - Cuddle up with your favorite cozy author. Your choice. The Road to Cardinal Valley by Earlene FowlerDONE 1/9/13

Jan 10 - Peculiar People Day - Read a book with a peculiar person in it. Doesn't have to be the main character. Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti by Bailey CatesDONE 1/25/13

2nd Week of Jan is Letter Writing Week - Read any book with a letter shown on the cover, a character in a book says they're writing or reading a letter, or the book actually shows letters (or a note) written to a character. (Is a written clue found?) Fonduing Fathers by Julie HyzyDONE 1/23/13


Arsenic and Old Cake by Jacklyn Brady The Road to Cardinal Valley by Earlene Fowler Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #2) by Bailey Cates Fonduing Fathers (A White House Chef Mystery, #6) by Julie Hyzy


message 28: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Hooray to all the finishers!


message 29: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3886 comments Mod
Congrats to all finishers!


message 30: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3886 comments Mod
I finished on time, although I didn't report it.

Done

Jan 2 - Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day: A Pedigree To Die For by Laurien Berenson (01/24/13 - ★★★★)
Jan 6 - Cuddle Up Day: Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz (01/10/13 - ★★★★)
Jan 10 - Peculiar People Day: Splitsville.com by Tonya Kappes (01/06/13 - ★★★)
Jan 16 - National Nothing Day: Nemesis by Agatha Christie (01/11/13 - ★★★★)
2nd Week of Jan is Letter Writing Week: The Dead Sea Cipher by Elizabeth Peters (01/27/13 - ★★★)

A Pedigree To Die For (Melanie Travis Mysteries, #1) by Laurien Berenson Dream Eyes (Dark Legacy, #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz Splitsville.com (Olivia Davis Paranormal Mystery #1) by Tonya Kappes Nemesis (Miss Marple, #12) by Agatha Christie The Dead Sea Cipher by Elizabeth Peters


message 31: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Congrats Marisa!


message 32: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 19674 comments Mod
Reporting in late...


Jan 2 - Run the Flag up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day: Read a book with a flag on the cover.
Luke by Jill Shalvis


Jan 6 - Cuddle Up Day: Cuddle up with your favorite (cozy) author. Your choice.
Maybe not cozy, but a favorite author: The First Prophet by Kay Hooper


Jan 10 - Peculiar People Day: Read a book with a peculiar person in it.
Love Talker by Elizabeth Peters (Lots of odd characters in this one!)


Jan 16 - National Nothing Day: Read a book whose title starts with N.
Night of the Living Dandelion by Kate Collins


2nd Week of Jan is Letter Writing Week: Read any book with a letter shown on the cover, a character in a book says they're writing or reading a letter, etc.
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (A letter plays into the plot)


BONUS: Actually write someone a letter! Must be hand written. I wrote a couple, actually, and received one as well.


Luke (Harlequin Temptation, #938) by Jill Shalvis The First Prophet (Bishop Files, #1) by Kay Hooper Love Talker by Elizabeth Peters Night of the Living Dandelion (Flower Shop Mysteries, #11) by Kate Collins Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters


message 33: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3886 comments Mod
Congrats, Heather!


message 34: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Yay Heather!


message 35: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 19674 comments Mod
Thanks Marisa and Valorie! I'm glad I was able to complete this one as February isn't looking so good.


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