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message 1: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (last edited Mar 23, 2013 02:56AM) (new)

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RLftCI: ~Q2 Build-A-Book-Body~
Duration: 1st Aprl to 30th June, 2013

Gone are the days where romance novel covers would invariably consist of gaudy colours, and portrait painted pictures of well-endowed women or couples with competing hair-styles in various states of undress. Nowadays, we are seeing more and more artistically-framed body shots on the cover of our books... so how hard would it be to make our own stylised body, out of the body parts on our book covers?

Example:
1. Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1) by Helen Fielding
2. Size 12 and Ready to Rock (Heather Wells, #4) by Meg Cabot
3. Bound Together (Bound Together, #1) by Marie Coulson
4. The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine, #1) by Bree Despain


Rules: Read 4 books that have only a part of the body on the cover. One book for the head; one for the upper torso/ arms; one for the lower torso/ back; one for the legs or feet. The aim of the challenge is to make it so that by the end of the month, you have a rough outline of a body as you look down the list.


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message 2: by Elishia (last edited Jun 26, 2013 02:42PM) (new)

Elishia | 2620 comments Ok i'm in


1. The Archived (The Archived, #1) by Victoria Schwab A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
2. True by Erin McCarthy 03/05/13
3. Partials (Partials, #1) by Dan Wells 01/04/13
4. Esio Trot by Roald Dahl 04/05/13


Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) Reserving Spot!!!!


message 4: by Cassandra (last edited May 17, 2013 09:19PM) (new)

Cassandra (vampiregoth28) | 176 comments I'm in!
RLftCI: ~Q2 Build-A-Book-Body~ - 4/4 Read
Duration: 1st Aprl to 30th June, 2013
Head - Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones - 4/25
Upper torso/arms - Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones - 4/5
Lower torso/back - Etched in Silver by Yasmine Galenorn - 5/17
Legs/feet - Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones - 5/17
Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3) by Darynda Jones
Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones
Etched in Silver (Otherworld, #0.5) by Yasmine Galenorn
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones


message 5: by ~Leslie~ (last edited Apr 01, 2013 12:40PM) (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 845 comments Duration: 4/1/13 - 6/30/13

0/8

MALE
HeadStreet Game
Upper Torso/ArmsWhite Heat
Lower Torso/BackWallbanger
Legs/FeetRumor Has It
Street Game (GhostWalkers, #8) by Christine Feehan White Heat by Jill Shalvis Wallbanger by Alice Clayton Rumor Has It (Animal Magnetism, #4) by Jill Shalvis

FEMALE
HeadHaunted Ground
Upper Torso/ArmsCarrie Goes Off the Map
Lower Torso/BackWhispers in the Sand
Legs/FeetEvery Which Way But Dead
Haunted Ground (Nora Gavin, #1) by Erin Hart Carrie Goes Off the Map by Phillipa Ashley Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, #3) by Kim Harrison


message 6: by Elishia (new)

Elishia | 2620 comments ooh I like your idea Leslie.


message 7: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Oh, I didn't think of male/female. Nice, Leslie!


message 8: by Joann (last edited Mar 23, 2013 03:57PM) (new)

Joann | 495 comments Not sure if I like my picks, so they may change...

RLftCI: ~Q2 Build-A-Book-Body~

Duration: 1st April to 30th June, 2013

0/4 Read



1. Head: Isabeau: A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer by N. Gemini Sasson
2. Upper torso / arms: Night's Darkest Embrace by Jeaniene Frost
3. Lower torso / back: Shadow Rising by Kendra Leigh Castle
4. Legs or feet: Summer House by Nancy Thayer

Isabeau A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer by N. Gemini Sasson
Night's Darkest Embrace by Jeaniene Frost
Shadow Rising (Dark Dynasties, #3) by Kendra Leigh Castle
Summer House by Nancy Thayer


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) | 506 comments RLftCI: ~Q2 Build-A-Book-Body~

Duration: 1st April to 30th June, 2013

0/4 Read

Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter, #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
About A Dragon (Dragon Kin, #2) by G.A. Aiken
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour by Lisa Kleypas
Men in Kilts by Katie MacAlister

I am in for at least 1 person, I may do more.


message 10: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ lol I like building bodies!

RLftCI: ~Q2 Build-A-Book-Body~

Duration: 1st April to 30th June, 2013

0/4 Read


Head
Upper Torso/Arms
Lower Torso/Back
Legs/Feet


message 11: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (last edited Mar 23, 2013 09:52PM) (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments JenniferJ wrote: "lol I like building bodies!"

It's sure better than body-building :-)


message 12: by Susan (susayq ~), Moderator (last edited Jun 27, 2013 04:29PM) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 6062 comments I'm in!

4/4

Head - Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
Upper Torso/Arms - It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (you can't get much upper torso/chestier than that ;) )
Lower Torso/Back - What Happens in Scotland by Jennifer McQuiston
Legs/Feet - Texas Wide Open by KC Klein


READ: What Happens in Scotland by Jennifer McQuiston It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars, #1) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12) by Nalini Singh Texas Wide Open by K.C. Klein


message 13: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 845 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Oh, I didn't think of male/female. Nice, Leslie!"
Thanks, Lisa Kay and Elishia! I didn't want to mix up my body parts. But I'm having trouble finding a book with just men's legs on the cover. Any help would be appreciated!


message 14: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Hmmm. You know, your right. I don't see just their legs often. That could be a problem.


message 15: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 1693 comments look for guys in kilts?


message 16: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 845 comments I've seen some covers that show torso and legs. Would that work or does it have to only legs? And I will definitely check out some Highlander books, Midu! Unfortunately I've read the Katie MacAllister book "Men in Kilts" or that one would work.


message 17: by Susan (susayq ~), Moderator (last edited Mar 25, 2013 07:51AM) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 6062 comments Leslie, you could use these for legs...it's what I thought of when planning mine... Changing The Game (Play By Play, #2) by Jaci Burton Playing to Win (Play by Play, #4) by Jaci Burton The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1) by Jaci Burton Granted, there are other lovely body parts showing. You could pick and choose ;)


message 18: by Chris (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 312 comments Does anyone know where I can find some men's feet? We seem to have a fascination with everything between neck and knee...


message 19: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

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


message 20: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Looks like fun...

Build a Book Body

Duration: April 1 - June 30, 2013

0/8

FEMALE
Head: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews
Torso Front: Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones
Torso Back: To Seduce a Sinner by ELizabeth Hoyt
Legs: Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones

Magisches Blut (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) by Darynda Jones

MALE
Head: Lie With Me by Stephanie Tyler
Torso Front: Falling Blind by Shannon K. Butcher
Torso Back: Last Dragon Standing by G.A. Aiken
Legs: Beauty Like the Night by Liz Carlyle

Lie With Me (Shadow Force, #1) by Stephanie Tyler Falling Blind (Sentinel Wars, #7) by Shannon K. Butcher Last Dragon Standing (Dragon Kin, #4) by G.A. Aiken Beauty Like the Night (Rutledge Family, #1) by Liz Carlyle


message 21: by Bookcrazy (new)

Bookcrazy | 327 comments Funny, I'm in too!

Build a Book Body
Duration: April 1 - June 30, 2013
0/8

MALE
Head
Upper Torso/Arms
Lower Torso/Back
Legs/Feet

FEMALE
Head
Upper Torso/Arms
Lower Torso/Back
Legs/Feet


message 22: by Susanne (new)

Susanne (bookcrazy47) | 884 comments Super fun idea! Let me check my shelves before signing up, but as a challenge addict I would say it's a pretty safe bet I'm in xD Lol!


message 23: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments I made a big sacrifice for you ladies today and went to the bookstore. **hee hee** What I found for this challenge showing a guy's feet was:



Seeing is Believing, by Erin McCarthy


message 24: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments This one works, too:

Bound To You, by Vanessa Holland


message 25: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 845 comments Susan (susayq) wrote: "Leslie, you could use these for legs...it's what I thought of when planning mine... Changing The Game (Play By Play, #2) by Jaci BurtonPlaying to Win (Play by Play, #4) by Jaci BurtonThe Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1) by Jaci Burton Gra..."
I didn't know if this would work, because there is so much other (beautiful) parts of the body! I have never actually read this book and it was picked for me this month. Maybe I should try it!!


message 26: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) count me in


message 27: by Kristy (new)

Kristy (kmos) | 4 comments I'm in


message 28: by Kristy (new)

Kristy (kmos) | 4 comments female
head- chasing Leah by ca williams
upper torso/arms
lower torso/ back- here comes the bride by Sadie grubur
legs/feet-metamorphosis by Erin noelle

male
head-
upper torso/ arms-
lower torso/ back-
legs/feet-

that might change til I come up with the rest


message 29: by Midu (last edited Apr 01, 2013 06:35AM) (new)


message 30: by Susanne (last edited Apr 01, 2013 07:29AM) (new)

Susanne (bookcrazy47) | 884 comments I will give this a try!

RLftCI ~ Q2 Build-A-Book-Body ~
Duration: 1 April - 30 June 2013

Read: 0/4

Date Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #3) by Jillian Dodd
To Taste Temptation (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt
The Men With The Golden Cuffs (Masters and Mercenaries, #2) by Lexi Blake
A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #2) by Julia Quinn

Alternatives:
Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4) by Karen Marie Moning Hopeless (Hopeless, #1) by Colleen Hoover

Ride with Me by Ruthie Knox Rough, Raw, and Ready (Rough Riders, #5) by Lorelei James

UnRidden (Studs in Spurs, #1) by Cat Johnson The Return of Rafe MacKade (The MacKade Brothers, #1) by Nora Roberts Wicked in Your Arms (Forgotten Princesses, #1) by Sophie Jordan The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) by Courtney Milan

Storm's Heart (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison


message 31: by Midu (last edited Apr 02, 2013 06:32AM) (new)

Midu Hadi | 1693 comments Der Fall Jane Eyre by Jasper Fforde Die Rebellion der Maddie Freeman by Katie Kacvinsky
huh, so she's two headed!


message 32: by Elishia (new)

Elishia | 2620 comments lol midu


message 33: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 1693 comments :-) hydra?


message 34: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments **hee hee** This is build a body - not build a monster! - Just kidding. You can build anything your precious little heart desires, Midu. ☺


message 35: by Chris (last edited Apr 02, 2013 12:08PM) (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 312 comments Ok. Those are feet, but how do you know they are male?

I've searched the planet for men's feet! Apparently, men don't have feet, particularly when they are otherwise amply endowed.


message 36: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments **snortsnort* Oh, Lord! Now I'm going to pee my pants. Hang on...**scurries to bathroom**


message 37: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 1693 comments hehehe


message 38: by Midu (last edited Apr 04, 2013 09:55AM) (new)

Midu Hadi | 1693 comments Der Fall Jane Eyre by Jasper Fforde Die Rebellion der Maddie Freeman by Katie Kacvinsky The Forever War (The Forever War, #1) by Joe Haldeman
scared now!


message 39: by Chris (last edited Apr 04, 2013 04:40PM) (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 312 comments MALE BODY
Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh Head - read 4/3


message 40: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Update #1

Build a Book Body

Duration: April 1 - June 30, 2013

3/8

FEMALE
Head: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews - (Apr 5) 5★'s
Torso Front: Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones - (Apr 2) 4★'s
Torso Back: To Seduce a Sinner by ELizabeth Hoyt
Legs: Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones

Magisches Blut (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) by Darynda Jones

MALE
Head: Lie With Me by Stephanie Tyler
Torso Front: The Seduction of Elliot McBride by Jennifer Ashley - (Apr 3) 4.5★'s
Torso Back: Last Dragon Standing by G.A. Aiken
Legs: Beauty Like the Night by Liz Carlyle

Lie With Me (Shadow Force, #1) by Stephanie Tyler The Seduction of Elliot McBride (Highland Pleasures, #5) by Jennifer Ashley Last Dragon Standing (Dragon Kin, #4) by G.A. Aiken Beauty Like the Night (Rutledge Family, #1) by Liz Carlyle


message 41: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) | 506 comments Update

2/4 Read

Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter, #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 4/16/13
About A Dragon (Dragon Kin, #2) by G.A. Aiken
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour by Lisa Kleypas 4/6/13
Men in Kilts by Katie MacAlister


message 42: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments I found some feet. Shotgun Grooms by Susan Mallery


message 43: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 512 comments This looks fun! Time to search for body parts :)


message 44: by Chris (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 312 comments My obsession with feet can finally subside:

Crazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan


message 45: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Neat, Nichole! You joining us?


message 46: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Chris wrote: "My obsession with feet can finally subside..."

**snortsnort**


message 47: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 512 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Neat, Nichole! You joining us?"

Yep! I have a compilation of body parts started. I just have to narrow it down and build it :) I tend to change my mind a lot though, so I might just post as I read them. O.S.S.=Oh Shiny Syndrome, hehe


message 48: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments **hee hee** I'm with you.


message 49: by Midu (last edited Apr 20, 2013 03:25AM) (new)


message 50: by Nichole (last edited May 22, 2013 03:41AM) (new)

Nichole | 512 comments RLftCI: ~Q2 Build-A-Book-Body~
Duration: 1st Aprl to 30th June, 2013
Completed: 5/8

Female

City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #3) by Stacia Kane 5/2~★★★★★
Changeling Moon (Changeling, #1) by Dani Harper
Urban Shaman (Walker Papers, #1) by C.E. Murphy
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer 05/10~★★★★☆

Male

Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh
Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2) by Jamie McGuire 05/04~★★☆☆☆

Down to You (The Bad Boys, #1) by M. Leighton 4/30~★★★★☆
Storm's Heart (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison 4/22~★★★★☆

*Disclaimer* titles/covers subject to change without prior notice :)


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