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message 1: by Lys (last edited Oct 01, 2013 04:33AM) (new)

Lys (lysrowan) The July-September Challenge is a Grab Bag!
A grab bag is
1.A container from which a person chooses a wrapped item at random, without knowing the contents.
2.An assortment of miscellaneous items.
You know, like the ones you used to pick up at yard sales?


What Came Before:

As you can see here (http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...), several members of the club got together and generated a lot of challenge ideas. Those ideas were pared down to a grab bag of 100, which is listed below. I tried to give credit where it was due, but I am sure I made some omissions. Thank you everyone for your help. :)

The Rules

Anyone who wants to participate in the challenge can do one of two things:
1) Post your interest in participating and tell me (approx) how many bags you are interested in "grabbing". I will then randomly assign you your bags.

2) Go to random.org or dicelog.com or any random number generator/dieroller that you prefer (or just roll two d10s at home) and use the corresponding number to determine your bag. You may "grab" as many bags as you want - but the fun is to go with whatever is generated, so don't roll 3 times and then only use the third bag.

Because the bags have different levels of challenges represented (3 books, 7 books, maybe far more - ie: finish a series), you may decide that one bag is quite challenging or you might want to do quite a few. That is fine. Just post your "bags" (your challenges) and track your progress.

No doubling up on books, even if you have multiple bags!

Any acronym/ spell out challenges can use author's last name, book title or series title unless otherwise stated in the directions for the individual challenge.

Anyone who reads 15 books or more and completes their grab bag(s), will be eligible to win a prize in the form of a $10 gift card. The winner will be selected randomly out of the list of completed challenges.

As an added incentive, I will randomly select a "bag" (#1-100) at the end of the challenge and anyone who completed that bag will also get a prize. Whether the number of people who completed that bag is 1 or 6, everyone who completed it will win.

You can plan your books now, but don't start reading until July 1!

Have fun!

Sign Ups (and Bag #'s):

Gwenn - 56
Fairlee - 38, 79
Pat - 10, 29, 45, 17, 23, 53, 64
Bobbie - 41, 72, 84
Debbie - 9, 23, 50
Robin - 100 (90), 20, 75 and 26
Leigh - 71, 96, 77
*Angela* - 81, 16, 98
Vaughn - 50, 51, 68
Delmy =^.^= - 100 (81), 77, 16, 98, 38, 42, 71
Jennifer - 59, 6, 57
Cécile - 51, 37, 98
Nour - 38, 99, 66
Jessica (Goldenfurpro)- 66, 54, 16
Sannie - 35, 8, 40, 46, 71
Cassie - 22, 29, 51
Rebecka - 40, 32, 3
Elizabeth - 96, 66
Camilla - 8, 100 (81), 61, 36
Blaze - 55, 24, 37
Amy Sure - 98, 77, 56, 75
Brandy, 8, 47
Sheriy - 2, 71, 13
Tracey - 29, 60, 12
Asma - 17, 66
Lanaia - 63, 25, 85
Laura - 70, 79, 44, 58
Jodi - 19, 44, 71
Tracy - 28 & 47
Candice - 81, 64, 3
Carol - 25, 59, 56 & 69
Maria - 17, 8, 94
Jennifer - 82, 63, 3
Preethi - 10, 34
Lindy - 38, 44, 65, 70, 71, 98
Sophie - 8, 97, 50

Feel free to add bags mid-challenge, just post so that I can update your entry.

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Edited: Sep 26.
The challenge is almost over!
Tallies so far:

name - completed bag
* means that you read more than 15 and will be entered into the large drawing.
There is also a small drawing for completed bags (regardless of number though).

If I have something miscounted or missing, please update me. Anyone who finishes in the next four days, please say so in a new thread (editing your old thread will add a lot of work for me)

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completed:
*Pat - 10, 29, 45, 17, 23, 53, 64, 84
*Bobbie - 41, 72, 84,8
Debbi - 23,
*Robin - 100(90), 20, 75, 26
*Delmy - 98, 38, 71, 42, 16,
* Jennifer - 59, 6, 57
*Leigh - 71, 96, 77, 12
*Sannie - 35, 8, 40, 46, 71
Nour - 53, 38
Tracey - 12, 60
*Jodi - 19, 44, 71
Carol - 25
* Lindy - 38, 44, 65, 70, 71, 98
Jennifer - 63,
*Cassie - 22, 29, 51
*Cecile - 51, 37
Preethi - 10, 34
*Debbie - 9, 23, 50
*Amy Sue - 98, 75, 13
*Laura - 70, 79, 44, 58



message 2: by Lys (last edited Jun 08, 2013 07:41AM) (new)

Lys (lysrowan) The Bag:

1. Complete an unfinished series

2. Spell out a favorite pet's name as an acronym.

3. Genre Challenge: Read a book from each of the following genres: a) Romance, b) Mystery, c) YA, d) Historical Fiction, e) Nonfiction f. Fantasy

4. Narration Challenge:
Read a book with each of the following types of
narration: a) Unreliable narration, b) third person narration, c) dual narration, d) first person narration, e) narration from an inanimate object, f) Non-human narration

5. Author Scavenger Challenge:Read a book written by a) an author the same age as you. b) an author born on the same day as you. c) an author with the same initials as you. d) an author from the same state/country as you.

6. Read 5 books with a character who has the same first, middle or last name as you.

7. Read 5 books originally published the year you were born. (From Brandy)

8. Read 4 books by authors from your state/country/etc (from Pat)

9. Read 5 books that take place in your state/country/etc (from Pat)

10. Spell out you favorite pet or breed as an acronym (from Pat)

11. Read 7 books published in the month your father was born (from Pat)

12. Spell your best friends last name as an acronym (from Pat)

13. Spell your birthstone as an acronym (from Pat)

14. Spell your favorite type of reading material (i.e. e-reader; audio; paperback; hardcover, magazine) as an acronym (from Pat)

15. Read 8 books that contain your favorite accessory (i.e. hat, jewelry, belt, purse, etc.) (from Pat)

16. Read 6 books with with covers that match your favorite color

17. Read 3 books with two (two anything - people, olives, feet, fingers, etc) on the cover (from Pat)

18. Spell your fantasy vacation destination (i.e. Tahiti, London, Florida, Berlin) as an acronym (from Pat)

19. Star Wars Challenge:
a) Tatooine- read a book that takes place in a desert or where a place was once flourishing but is now destroyed; b) Death Star- read a book about an evil empire or a battle against an evil force; c) Hoth-read a book with a winter setting or takes place in a cold place or has a six in the title or sixth in a series; d) Path of the Jedi- read a book about a character searching for their own path learning from an elder; e) Boba Fett's Missions- read a book about a character who is a hunter or in the search for someone or a hitman (from Delmy =^.^=)

20. Spell a hobby/read 5 books where your hobby is mentioned (from Pat)

21. Read 8 books that celebrate your favorite holiday (from Pat)

22. Spell your phone brand by reading books where a phone is used (Pat)

23. Take Five! Readers choice of: spell 5; read 5 books by same author; read 5 books that have the same word in the title (a, an, i, the do not count) (from Pat)

24. Authorial Alliteration: Read five books written by authors with the same letter (or sound) for both their first and last initial (example: mickey mouse/ katie couric)

25. Using series titles only spell a household task(i.e. vacuum, cook, shop, laundry, etc.) (from Pat)

26. Spell your favorite gift (given or received) (from Pat)

27. Read 4 books where they eat your favorite food (from Pat)

28. Spell out your favorite cartoon character (from Leigh)

29. Spell out your favorite animated movie (from Leigh)

30. Readers choice for 7 jewels/jewelstone (not just the color - you must find the jewel in the book): Diamond, Ruby, Garnet, Onyx, Jade; Emerald, Topaz, Sapphire, Amethyst, Turquoise. (from Pat)

31. Spell your favorite vacation type: Camping, Beach, Island, Mountain, Skiing, Family, Romantic, Stay-cation (at home) (from Pat)

32. Spell your book boyfriend/girlfriend's name (Pat)

33. Read 7 books for party Decorations (doesn't have to be a party): Banners, Balloons, Confetti, Streamers, Centerpiece, Flag, Pinata, Candles, Gifts, Cut-Out (hunt the decorations out in the book!) (from Pat)

34. Read one book each where 7 Life milestones are reached (7books)
Death; Retirement; Have Children; Marriage; Graduation; Learn a motor skill (walk, talk or see); Learn to Drive/Ride A Bike; 1st (or New) Home/Apartment; First "Romance"; 1st (or New) Job (from Pat)

35. Aces Up Challenge:
a) Ace of Hearts- read a book with a love story or where the couple gets together but torn apart; b) Ace of Clubs- read a book that takes place in WWII (currently worn by the 1st Brigade Combat Team) or about a group of people who get together all the time; c) Ace of diamonds- read a book about a search for a treasure or there is a quest involved; d) Ace of Spades- read a book about a mystery or a murder (from Delmy =^.^=)

36. Spell out your favorite drink (from Fairlee)

37. Choose your favorite author and read books that spell out the first or last name of that author, that are not their books (from Vaughn)

38. Choose three genres and read a book from each (from Vaughn)

39. Using only books that have been on your tbr/released more than 90days - read 9 books that were published in different months. (from Pat)

40. read 4 books where the hero could be considered a nerd/geek (from Pat)

41. Read 6 books that start with the same letter as the name of person who signed up for this challenge below you (from Pat)

42. Read 7 books that have no people on the cover (from Pat)

43. read 3 books where the heroine is barefoot (from Pat)

44. Read 6 books that have an animal companion (from Pat)

45. Read 2 anthology releases (in their entirety) (from Pat)

46. Spell the 15th book on your TBR list (from Pat)

47. Read the oldest book on your TBR and the newest book on your TBR (from Pat)

48.Read 7 books where the transportation is other than a car (from Pat)

49. Read 4 books with a room in the title (from Diana S.)

50. VACATION CHALLENGE: Read 5 books that take place in places you have visited or would like to visit. (from Elizabeth)

51. Favorites Challenge: how about a favorites challenge: a) 1 book from an author you auto-buy, b) 1 book you've been wanting to read, c) 1 book from a favorite author, d) 1 book recommended by a friend, e) 1 book you love the cover of, f) 1 book that has a (main or secondary) character with a name you love, g) 1 book where your favorite color is the main color of the cover, h) 1 book set in your favorite city, i) 1 book of your second favorite genre, j) 1 book released in your favorite month. (From Pat)

52. Seconds/ Repeats/ Please More Challenge: a) 1 book - a favorite re-read, b) 2 books - by a favorite author, c) 1 book - you did not finish and give it a second chance, d) 2 book - second favorite genre, e) 2 books - recommended by the same person, f) 1 book with 2 or 2nd in the title or 2nd of the series, g) 1 book - that you've put off reading twice. (from Pat)

53. Warm for Your Form Challenge:One book per body part: a) head, b) neck, c) arms, d) torso, e) (let's just call them "privates" - any description/name will do) privates, f) legs, g) feet. (from Pat)

54. Scheherazade Challenge: Spell any four of these synonyms for storyteller - using only novellas or anthologies. (No full length novels allowed! You may use the book title, the authors name or the series name.)
narrator, teller of tales, teller, relater, raconteur, bard, minstrel, liar, fibber, prevaricator, deceiver, fabricator, author, writer, Sheherazade, storyteller. (from Pat)

55. A woman's work is never done.
Choose 10 traditionally female occupations (one per book)that the lead female performs - or spell 2 of the occupations. For examples, see message 56. (from Pat)

56. Spell out your favorite book (from Bre)

57. Spell out your favorite season (from Bre)

58. 4. Read the 3 books that have been on your TBR the longest. (from Bre)

59. Spell out your favorite month. (from Bre)

60. Spell out your favorite holiday. (from Bre)

61. Read 7 books that take place on each of the 7 continents. Antartica might be tricky, so you could use a letter from the spelling of Antartica. (from Bre)

62. Read 5 books that mention your favorite sport, have characters who play your favorite sports, or they go to your favorite sporting event. (from Bre)

63. Read 3 books with characters who hold your dream job(s) or your current job. (from Bre)

64. Spell out your zodiac sign. (from Bre)

65. Read 3 books that have been released in the past 3 months. (from Bre)

66. Read 2 books containing over 450 pages each. (from Bre)

67. Read a new book from an author who you read a book from and did not like; you might like a different book by them! (Sorry this one is a bit wordy - I wasn't sure how to shorten it!) (from Bre)

68. Read 3 books from a genre/subgenre you don't typically read. (from Bre)

69. Read 5 books from another Shut Up and Read member(s) bookshelf. (from Bre)

70. Read 5 books that were loaned to you (from kindle, library, friend, etc), were freebies, or you bought for $.99 or less. (from Bre)

71. Read 4 short books (less than 200 pages each). (from Bre)

72. Read 3 books that take place in a different landscape setting. For example, a farm, city, mountains, beach, desert, tundra, etc. (from Bre)

73. Complete any missing Shut Up and Read BOTM picks, using the BOTM archive to see everything the club has read.

74. AWARDS CEREMONY: Read a book that won an award in each of the following categories: a) the year you were born, b) the year you joined Goodreads, c) in your favorite genre, d) from Goodreads Reader's Choice, e) from a book club.

75. Spell out your favorite band.

76. Read 5 books with a main character who is disabled (from Jessica)

77. Spell our your favorite television show.

78. Spell out your favorite musical.

79. Spell out your favorite genre of book using only books from that genre.

80. About You Challenge: a) Read a book with an author that has the same first or last name as you or same initials. b) Read about that takes place in the same city or place where you live. c) Read a book about a main character that reminds you of you. (from Delmy =^.^=)

81. Revenge of the B's: a) Skinny B - Read one book that is between 200-300 pages long, b) Fit B - Read one book that is between 400-500 pages long. c) Chubby B - Read one book that is 1000+ or over (from Delmy =^.^=)

82. Read 5 books in which the characters are of different cultures or ethinicities (from Jessica)

83. Spell your birthdate (i.e. January fifth) (from Pat)

84. Spell the last garment you purchased. (from Pat)

85. Spell your favorite nursery rhyme (from Pat)

86. Spell your favorite entertainment personality's name (musician, actor, athlete, etc.) (from Pat)

87. Spell out your favorite Fairy Tale (joint effort)

88. Use the name of your first pet and the name of the street you first lived on and spell it out. Drag Queen Style. (from Vaughn)

89. Use the last name of your favorite teacher and spell it out. (from Vaughn)

90. Fairy Tales with a Twist Challenge. Read three different revisionings of classic fairy tales. Then read two alternate versions of one you've already read. (from Deborah and Alyssia)

91. Pick your favorite fictional location and spell it out (from Vaughn).

92. Choose your least favorite genre and spell it out (from Vaughn).

93) Spell your favorite book with other book titles (from Pat)

94) Spell your favorite location with book titles (from Pat)

95) Read 5 books from a genre you don't often read (from Pat)

96) Read the biggest/largest/longest book on your TBR (from Pat)

97) Read 7 anthologies cover to cover (from Pat)

98) Read 6 new authors (from Pat)

99) Read 7 books with your favorite color on the cover (at least 50% of the cover is your favorite color) (from Pat)

100. Reader's Choice - Pick your favorite challenge in the grab bag!


message 3: by Gwenn (last edited Jun 08, 2013 01:20PM) (new)

Gwenn (idlecuriosity) I rolled 56
spell out your favorite book

H
I- Iron King
T - The Ocean At The End of The Lane
C
H
H
I - Iron Daughter
K
E
R
S

G - Great City of Amber
U
I - Iron Knight
D
E

Completed 0/16


message 4: by Fairlee (new)

Fairlee Corkran | 12 comments I let you pick two bags for me. I love cozy mysteries.


message 5: by Lys (last edited Jun 08, 2013 01:27PM) (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Fairlee wrote: "I let you pick two bags for me. I love cozy mysteries."

38. Choose three genres and read a book from each
79. Spell out your favorite genre of book using only books from that genre.


message 6: by PepperP0t (last edited Aug 17, 2013 03:27PM) (new)

PepperP0t I used random.org and got 3 bags -- Complete 8/17

Bag #10: Spell out you favorite pet or breed as an acronym (12/12)
C:Creed by Kristen Ashley( 7/2 - 4.5stars)
A: Tiger Magic by Jennifer Ashley (7/18 - 4stars)
I: Iron Kin by M.J. Scott (8/17 - 3star)
R: Lucas by D.B. Reynolds (7/9 - 4.25stars)
N: Natural Evil by Thea Harrison (8/7 4stars)
T: Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost (7/7 - 4stars)
E: Embraced by a Warrior by Marisa Chenery (8/8 - 3stars)
R: Raid by Kristen Ashley (7/12 - 4.25stars)
R: Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James (8/17 - 4.5stars)
I: In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks (8/9 - 5stars)
E: Kaleb by Nicole Edwards (7/21 - 3stars)
R: Twistedby Rebecca Zanetti (8/8 - 4stars)

Bag #29: Spell out your favorite animated movie (from Leigh) (8/8books read)
L: Lover At Last by J.R. Ward (7/14 - stars)
I: The Innocent by David Baldacci (7/5 - 3.5)
O: Oracle's Moon by Thea Harrison (7/20 - 4.75stars)
N: Slave to Passion by Elisabeth Naughton (7/30 - 4stars)
K: Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon (7/3 - 5stars)
I: Into the Storm by Suzanne Brockmann (7/11 - 4.5stars)
N: Bound to Seduction by Elisabeth Naughton (7/21 - 2.5stars)
G: Vengeance Born by Kylie Griffin (7/16 - 4stars)

Bag #45: Read 2 anthology releases (in their entirety) (2/2 books read)
Short Rides by Lorelei James (7/3 - 3.5stars)
Nauti and Wild (7/22 - 3.5stars)


message 7: by PepperP0t (new)

PepperP0t Alyssia -- its not clear, when you are doing multiple bags can you use the same book for each bag?


message 8: by Bobbie (last edited Aug 25, 2013 11:42AM) (new)

Bobbie I also went to Random.org and chose 3 bags:

41. Read 6 books that start with the same letter as the name of person who signed up for this challenge below you (from Pat)

6/6


D - Don't Go 8/7
D - Deception: Carrington Hill Investigations Book 1 7/31
D - Deadly Desire 7/31
D - Darynda Jones First Grave on the Right 8/10
D - Darynda Jones Third Grave Dead Ahead 8/17
D - Darynda Jones Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet 8/19

Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline Deception Carrington Hill Investigations Book 1 by Kate Allenton Deadly Desire (Carrington-Hill Investigations, #2) by Kate Allenton First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) by Darynda Jones Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones


72. Read 3 books that take place in a different landscape setting. For example, a farm, city, mountains, beach, desert, tundra, etc. (from Bre)

3/3

1. Disney After Dark - takes place at Disney World, an amusement park - 7/9

2. White Tiger - takes place in Hong Kong, a city - 7/2

3. Sworn to Silence - takes place in Ohio Amish country 7/16

Disney After Dark (The Kingdom Keepers, #1) by Ridley Pearson White Tiger (Dark Heavens, #1) by Kylie Chan Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1) by Linda Castillo

84. Spell the last garment you purchased. (from Pat)

5/5

S - Second Grave on the Left 8/10
H - Her Mad Hatter 7/20
I - Into the Wild 8/3
R - Red Phoenix - 7/7
T - The Ex Who Wouldn't Die


Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones Her Mad Hatter (Kingdom, #1) by Marie Hall Into the Wild (Into the Wild, #1) by Sarah Beth Durst Red Phoenix (Dark Heavens, #2) by Kylie Chan The Ex Who Wouldn't Die (Charley's Ghost, #1) by Sally Berneathy


Going faster than I expected so went to Random.org to try again. Got #8. Read 4 books by authors from your state/country/etc (from Pat)I live in Massachusetts so will find 4 authors from my state.

1.
2.
3.
4.


COMPLETED: 14/18


message 9: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Bobbie wrote: "I also went to Random.org and chose 3 bags:

41. Read 6 books that start with the same letter as the name of person who signed up for this challenge below you (from Pat)

P

A

T

72. Read 3 books..."


Bobbie, for # 41 you'll want to read 6 books that start with the letter 'P'.


message 10: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Pat wrote: "Alyssia -- its not clear, when you are doing multiple bags can you use the same book for each bag?"

Good point. I will add that to the rules. No doubling up.


message 11: by Debbie (Doc) (last edited Sep 30, 2013 02:37AM) (new)

Debbie (Doc) I went to random.org and chose 3 bags

9. Read 5 books that take place in your state/country (from Pat)) Completed


Unearthly 5 stars Read 7/12
Rock Chick 4 Stars Read 9/4
The Language of Flowers4 Stars 9/10
Opal Fire 3 stars 9/29
The Beach House4 Stars 7/17


23. Read 5 books by the same author (from Pat)- Completed

Beyond the Highland Mist4 stars Read 8/12
To Tame A Highland WarriorRead 8/15 4 Stars Read 8/16
The Highlander's Touch4 stars Read 8/20
Kiss of the Highlander3 stars read 8/27
The Dark Highlander4 stars read 8/28


50. VACATION CHALLENGE: Read 5 books that take place in places you have visited or would like to visit. (from Elizabeth) Completed

The Soul of It All: My Music, My LifeRead 9/2 5 Stars
Letters from Skye4 Stars 7/22
Whiskey Beach3 stars 7/21
Rock Chick Rescue4 stars 7/25
Fifty Shades of Grey 3 stars 9/10


message 12: by Robin (last edited Aug 02, 2013 07:10PM) (new)

Robin (robinpickell) | 1298 comments Ok, I went to random.org and got 100, 20, 75 & 26



100. Reader's Choice - Pick your favorite challenge in the grab bag! Substituting it with:
90. Fairy Tales with a Twist Challenge. Read three different re-visionings of classic fairy tales. Then read two alternate versions of one you've already read. (from Deborah and Alyssia)

1. Princess of the Midnight Ball , 4 STARS - 07/26
2. Princess of Glass
3. Princess of the Silver Woods
4. Sisters Red
5. Red , 4 STARS - 07/02

2/5

20. Spell a hobby/read 5 books where your hobby is mentioned (from Pat)

R - Remon No Himegoto, 3 STARS - 07/07
E - Embers, 4 STARS - 07/25
A - Kate Allenton, Deception, 4 STARS - 07/03
D - Deadly Desire, 4 1/2 STARS - 07/03
I - Into the Wild, 4 1/2 STARS - 07/29
N - Betty Neels, The Magic Of Living, 4 STARS - 07/11
G - The Gatekeeper's Sons, 4 STARS - 07/04

7/7

75. Spell out your favorite band.

Q - Q.E.D. (Quod Erat Demonstrandum) Vol. 1, 4 1/2 STARS want to give it 5, but I don't re-read it enough - 07/07
U - Unspoken
E - Eon
E - The Emperor's Soul, 4 STARS - 07/09
N - The Name of This Book Is Secret

2/5

26. Spell your favorite gift (given or received) (from Pat) - An Alien Baby (it's a doll, lol)

A - Along Came a Spider
L - Heather Lynn Rigaud,Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star
I - Introductions
E - The Exiled Queen/Eona
N - Betty Neels, book to be decided

B - Blue Exorcist, Vol. 1
A - A Case of Poisons
B - The Baker Street Letters
Y - Ae-Ju Yim, Jade of Bango, Volume 1

0/9

Total Completed: 11/26

FT: Princess of the Midnight Ball (Princess #1) by Jessica Day George Princess of Glass (Princess #2) by Jessica Day George Princess of the Silver Woods (Princess, #3) by Jessica Day George Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1) by Jackson Pearce Red (Transplanted Tales, #1) by Kate SeRine

READING: Remon No Himegoto by Migiwa Nakahara Embers (Anya Kalinczyk, #1) by Laura Bickle Deception (Carrington-Hill Investigations, #1) by Kate Allenton Deadly Desire (Carrington-Hill Investigations, #2) by Kate Allenton Into the Wild (Into the Wild, #1) by Sarah Beth Durst The Magic Of Living (The Best of Betty Neels) by Betty Neels The Gatekeeper's Sons (Gatekeeper's Trilogy, #1) by Eva Pohler

QUEEN: Q.E.D. (Quod Erat Demonstrandum) Vol. 1 by Motohiro Katou Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan Eon (Eon, #1) by Alison Goodman The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson The Name of This Book Is Secret (Secret, #1) by Pseudonymous Bosch

ALIEN BABY: Along Came a Spider (Transplanted Tales, #3) by Kate SeRine Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud Introductions (The Academy, #1) by C.L. Stone The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms, #2) by Cinda Williams Chima / Eona (Eon, #2) by Alison Goodman Blue Exorcist, Vol. 1 by Kazue Kato A Case of Poisons (Anthony Maxwell #1) by Hazel B. West The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson Jade of Bango, Volume 1 by Ae-Ju Yim


message 13: by Bobbie (new)

Bobbie Quick question Alyssia & Pat - Do I need to read all books with the title beginning with "D"? Or can I also include authors first and last names?

BTW, thanx for pointing that out Alyssia, & I fixed it.


message 14: by Lys (last edited Jun 08, 2013 05:29PM) (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Bobbie wrote: "Quick question Alyssia & Pat - Do I need to read all books with the title beginning with "D"? Or can I also include authors first and last names?

BTW, thanx for pointing that out Alyssia, & I fix..."


Bobbie, for 84, you can use author's last name or series information, but for 41 you would want to just use title.

I added a clarificatory note. Thank you.


message 15: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (new)

Leigh | 14744 comments Mod
Alyssia, can you pick 3bags for me?


message 16: by PepperP0t (new)

PepperP0t Bobbie wrote: "Quick question Alyssia & Pat - Do I need to read all books with the title beginning with "D"? Or can I also include authors first and last names?

BTW, thanx for pointing that out Alyssia, & I fix..."


my thought was title, author's name or series name but Alyssia is the queen here


Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd) (goldenfurproductions) | 341 comments I'm going to do this, but some of these are pretty much impossible for me to do (Example: the phone brand one. I don't have a phone). I'll see which ones I get...


message 18: by Lys (last edited Jun 08, 2013 07:21PM) (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Jessica (Goldenfurpro) wrote: "I'm going to do this, but some of these are pretty much impossible for me to do (Example: the phone brand one. I don't have a phone). I'll see which ones I get..."

If you get one you can't do, just re-roll. No big deal. :)


message 19: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Pat wrote: "Bobbie wrote: "Quick question Alyssia & Pat - Do I need to read all books with the title beginning with "D"? Or can I also include authors first and last names?

BTW, thanx for pointing that out A..."


Oh no! If pat says any, go with any. I'm not queen, and I didn't write all of the challenges. :)


message 20: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Leigh wrote: "Alyssia, can you pick 3bags for me?"

71,96,77


message 21: by *Angela* (last edited Aug 28, 2013 05:34AM) (new)

*Angela* | 134 comments I picked 3 bags using random.org: 81,16,98.

10 of 15 complete, updated 8/28/13

Bag 81: Revenge of the B's:
Skinny B - Read one book that is between 200-300 pages long:
Escaping Reality, 250 pages 7/30/13 **** 4 stars

Fit B - Read one book that is between 400-500 pages long:
Driven, 461 pages; 7/2/13***3 stars

Chubby B - Read one book that is 1000+:
Cassie Palmer series 1-4 1304 pages

Bag 16: Read 6 books with with covers that match your favorite color: I'm choosing black! 2 to go...
That First Kiss (Night Calls, #2) by J.C. Valentine 7/4/13 ***3 stars
Beneath This Man (This Man, #2) by Jodi Ellen Malpas 7/8/13***3 stars
Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout 8/2***3 stars
Tear You Apart by Megan Hart 8/24/13**** 4 stars


Bag 98: Read 6 new authors (from Pat) 2 to go...
Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1) by Tara Sivec by Tara Sivec, 7/13/13, no rating from me
Release Me (Stark Trilogy, #1) by J. Kenner by JKenner, 7/18/13 ****3.5 stars
Love and Fire (House of Temptation, #1) by Miranda J. Fox by Miranda J. Fox, 8/6**2 stars
Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy, #1) by Karina Halle by Karina Halle, 8/10****4 stars


message 22: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Ooof. 81 is pretty brutal! Be brave!


message 23: by Vaughn (last edited Aug 21, 2013 10:40AM) (new)

Vaughn | 3371 comments I rolled 50, 51, and 68.

50. VACATION CHALLENGE: Read 5 books that take place in places you have visited or would like to visit. (from Elizabeth)

1In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks 8/18 5 star
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3
4
5

51. Favorites Challenge: (From Pat)

1 1 book from an author you auto-buy Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs 7-11-13 4.75 stars
2 1 book you've been wanting to read
3 1 book from a favorite author Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione 7-9-13 5 stars
4 1 book recommended by a friend
5 1 book you love the cover of Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover 5 start 7/31
6 1 book that has a (main or secondary) character with a name you love Sin Undone by Larissa Ione 7-19-13 5 stars
7 1 book where your favorite color is the main color of the cover
8 1 book set in your favorite city
9 1 book of your second favorite genre New Spring by Robert Jordan 7/23 3 star.
10 1 book released in your favorite month


68. Read 3 books from a genre/subgenre you don't typically read. (from Bre)

1
2
3


message 24: by *Angela* (new)

*Angela* | 134 comments Alyssia wrote: "Ooof. 81 is pretty brutal! Be brave!"

I know! I really wanted to throw it back, but that would be cheating! I haven't looked yet, but I have some ideas for the 1000+.


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

Really? Well, maybe because I am so used to reading really long books but I hope you can do it!! :)


message 26: by *Angela* (new)

*Angela* | 134 comments Delmy =^.^= wrote: "Really? Well, maybe because I am so used to reading really long books but I hope you can do it!! :)"

Lots of books 700-900, but 1000+ is hard to find.


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

*Angela* wrote: "Delmy =^.^= wrote: "Really? Well, maybe because I am so used to reading really long books but I hope you can do it!! :)"

Lots of books 700-900, but 1000+ is hard to find."


if you need help finding 1000+ here is a helpful link:
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/47...


message 28: by [deleted user] (last edited Nov 27, 2013 10:17AM) (new)

Grab Bag! - Quarterly Challenge (July-September)
Completed Bags: 98, 38, 42, 16, 71
progress: 36/37

100. Reader's Choice - Pick your favorite challenge in the grab bag! Substituting it with:
81.Revenge of the B's:
1. Skinny B - Read one book that is between 200-300 pages long- Thinner 320 pages 05.07.13
2. Fit B - Read one book that is between 400-500 pages long. Bitten 15.07.13 436 pages
3. Chubby B - Read one book that is 1000+ or over- A Feast for Crows 1060 pages

77.Spell our your favorite television show.

H- Hide and Seek 23.08.13
A- Animal Farm 29.10.13
N- Night Shift 17.10.13
N- Never Let Me Go 09.08.13
I- Island of the Blue Dolphins 18.08.13
B- Blood will tell 04.08.13
A- Angelfall 15.08.13
L- The Lathe of Heaven 03.09.13



Bag 98: Read 6 new authors
1. the Sound of Us by Sarah Willis 02.08.13
2. living dead in dallas by Charlaine Harris02.08.13
3. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa 05.08.13
4. Ruined by Paula Morris 28.08.13
5. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen27.07.13
6. Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett 01.08.13

Bag 38. Choose three genres and read a book from each
1.Horror-Rosemary's Baby13.07.13
2.Classics-We Have Always Lived in the Castle 08.24.13
3.Science Fiction- The Unit 06.07.13

71. Read 4 short books (less than 200 pages each).
1.Mary Poppins 02.09.13
2.The Bad Beginning (176 pgs)01.09.13
3.Revenge (162 pgs)01.09.13
4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s 11.09.13

Bag 42. Read 7 books that have no people on the cover
1.Prom Nights from Hell 29.08.13
2.The Magic Mountain 26.07.13
3.Those That Wake 25.08.13
4.Brave New World 18.08.13
5.We, the Drowned 14.07.13
6.Christine 13.07.13
7.Gone Girl 21.07.13


Bag 16: Read 6 books with with covers that match your favorite color: I'm choosing black!
1. Throne of Glass 17.08.13
2.Dead Until Dark 25.07.13
3.Something Wicked This Way Comes 19.07.13
4.The Preacher 09.07.13
5.The Red and the Black 15.07.13
6.The Line27.08.13

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2) by Ray Bradbury The Preacher (Patrik Hedström, #2) by Camilla Läckberg The Red and the Black by Stendhal


message 29: by PepperP0t (new)

PepperP0t Alyssia wrote: "Pat wrote: "Bobbie wrote: "Quick question Alyssia & Pat - Do I need to read all books with the title beginning with "D"? Or can I also include authors first and last names?

BTW, thanx for pointin..."


you're our mod that makes you queen!


message 30: by PepperP0t (new)

PepperP0t I think this is fun that everybody is getting different challenges.


message 31: by Hayley (last edited Jun 28, 2013 01:57AM) (new)

Hayley (applesticker) | 36 comments Grab Bag! Challenge
Time Frame: .01.07.13 - 30.09.13
Bag's Complete: 0/2
Books Read: 0/10

64. Spell out your zodiac sign.
V: (The) Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
I: I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton
R: Richard Castle, Naked Heat
G: Genova, Lisa, Love Anthony
O: Out of Sight, Out of Time, Ally Carter

100. Reader's Choice - Pick your favourite challenge in the grab bag! So:
59. Spell out your favourite month

A: Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
P: Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud
R: Riley Banks, Vampire Origins - Project Ichorous
I: Inferno by Dan Brown
L: (The) Lost Symbol by Dan Brown


message 32: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Pat wrote: "Alyssia wrote: "Pat wrote: "Bobbie wrote: "Quick question Alyssia & Pat - Do I need to read all books with the title beginning with "D"? Or can I also include authors first and last names?

BTW, t..."


pish posh. :)


message 33: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Pat wrote: "I think this is fun that everybody is getting different challenges."

I know! That's what I thought would be fun! People coming together to do challenges, but doing different ones.

And you! You made this happen! Look at all of those "from Pat"s!


message 34: by Nour (new)

Nour Sharif (noursharif) I will go with option one. Alyssia, pick two bags for me please :)


message 35: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Nour wrote: "I will go with option one. Alyssia, pick two bags for me please :)"

38. Choose three genres and read a book from each
15. Read 8 books that contain your favorite accessory (i.e. hat, jewelry, belt, purse, etc.)


message 36: by Nour (new)

Nour Sharif (noursharif) Alyssia wrote: "Nour wrote: "I will go with option one. Alyssia, pick two bags for me please :)"

38. Choose three genres and read a book from each
15. Read 8 books that contain your favorite accessory (i.e. hat, ..."


Hmmm.. the accessory one is a hard one. But I will try my best. Thanks for picking for me!
Should we start in july or can we start now with the challenge?


message 37: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Nour wrote: "Alyssia wrote: "Nour wrote: "I will go with option one. Alyssia, pick two bags for me please :)"

38. Choose three genres and read a book from each
15. Read 8 books that contain your favorite acces..."

If you want to map things out, go ahead. But don't read until July 1.

If you need a different one, let me know. Some of them are very hard for certain people. I would have a hard time with "accessory" too. Do socks count as an accessory?


message 38: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) OOh, I rolled another one (I can't help myself, I keep adding, because it is fun) and I got 54! I am pretty excited and will DEFINITELY have to do that one.

Pat- clarificatory question - am I using the title of the anthology, or the title of the short stories/chapters/novellas within?


message 39: by Jennifer (last edited Sep 03, 2013 08:05AM) (new)

Jennifer | 42 comments This sounds like fun! I got the following numbers:

Completed: 18/18

59. Spell out your favorite month. (from Bre)
O - One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy - Finished 8/2/13
C - Coming Home by Laurie Brenton - Finished 7/28/13
T - Tasting Never by C.M. Stunich - Finished 7/5/13
O - The Other Side of Us by Sarah Mayberry - Finished 8/29/13
B - Before Now by Cheryl McIntyre - Finished 7/26/13
E - Everything Changes by Shay Stahl - Finished 7/29/13
R - Reverence by Shelly Crane - Finished 7/15/13

6. Read 5 books with a character who has the same first, middle or last name as you.
1. Silverlighters by LM May - Finished 7/3/13
2. The Rocking Horse by Gloria Zachgo - FInished 8/11/13
3. To Know You is to Love You by Aubrey Bailey - Finished 7/4/13
4. Seeing Stars by Vanessa Grant - Finished 7/11/13
5. Significance by Shelly Crane - Finished 7/14/13

57. Spell out your favorite season (from Bre)
W - Waiting for you by Shey Stahl - Finished 7/18/13
I - Independence by Shelly Crane - Finished 7/16/13
N - Not So Secret emails of Coco Pinchard by Robert Brynzda - Finished 9/3/13
T - Tangled by Emma Chase - Finished 7/17/13
E - Everneath by Brodi Ashton - Finished 8/7/13
R - Reinventing Mona by Jennifer Coburn - Finished 8/10/13


message 40: by Nour (new)

Nour Sharif (noursharif) i think socks do Alyssia. And I would appreciate it if you picked another one for me. Remember I am a limited sources girl =P


message 41: by PepperP0t (new)

PepperP0t Alyssia wrote: "OOh, I rolled another one (I can't help myself, I keep adding, because it is fun) and I got 54! I am pretty excited and will DEFINITELY have to do that one.

Pat- clarificatory question - am I usi..."


anthology title
also on the sock thing - they can be. you sometimes wear them to accent your outfit.


message 42: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) I wear mismatched socks with themes. My students love them.
Also, then 54 is a lot harder than I thought! 4 words, with each letter representing a full anthology? Oof.


message 43: by PepperP0t (new)

PepperP0t Alyssia wrote: "I wear mismatched socks with themes. My students love them.
Also, then 54 is a lot harder than I thought! 4 words, with each letter representing a full anthology? Oof."


you don't read the whole anthology for 54. the object is to get rid of your novellas, short stories in unfinished anthologies, etc.


message 44: by Lys (last edited Jun 09, 2013 10:39AM) (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Nour wrote: "i think socks do Alyssia. And I would appreciate it if you picked another one for me. Remember I am a limited sources girl =P"

Nour, how about this one?
60. Spell out your favorite holiday.

ETA: I rolled another one for you, just in case.
99. Read 7 books with your favorite color on the cover (at least 50% of the cover is your favorite color


message 45: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Pat wrote: "Alyssia wrote: "I wear mismatched socks with themes. My students love them.
Also, then 54 is a lot harder than I thought! 4 words, with each letter representing a full anthology? Oof."

you don't ..."


Oh, see that was why I asked if it was the short story title or the anthology title.
/so confused.


message 46: by Nour (last edited Jun 11, 2013 04:59AM) (new)

Nour Sharif (noursharif) I will take 99 since I have never been on holiday and therefore did not develop a taste in the matter.


message 47: by Nour (new)

Nour Sharif (noursharif) oh and thank you Alyssia ^^


message 48: by Sera (last edited Aug 20, 2013 07:25AM) (new)

Sera (seracatty) I rolled 51 and 37 at random.org. Enough for now ^^

Grab Bag! - Quarterly Challenge (July-September)

progress: 18/23
Finished bags 2/3


51. Favorites Challenge: how about a favorites challenge: 10/10
√ a) 1 book from an author you auto-buy Pride and Prejudice 08/08
√ b) 1 book you've been wanting to read, Point of Retreat 07/21
√ c 1 book from a favorite author, This Girl 07/21
√ d) 1 book recommended by a friend Slammed 07/20
√ e) 1 book you love the cover of. Losing Hope 07/17
√ f) 1 book that has a (main or secondary) character with a name you love, Dean Hopeless 07/17
√ g) 1 book where your favorite color is the main color of the cover, Pink Faking It 07/20
√ h) 1 book set in your favorite city. Caught Up in Us 08/16
√ i) 1 book of your second favorite genre Romance/Drama Where She Went 07/14
√ j) 1 book released in your favorite month. (From Pat) May. Easy 07/14

Where She Went (If I Stay, #2) by Gayle Forman Easy by Tammara Webber Hopeless (Hopeless, #1) by Colleen Hoover Losing Hope (Hopeless, #2) by Colleen Hoover Faking It (Losing It, #2) by Cora Carmack Slammed (Slammed, #1) by Colleen Hoover Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2) by Colleen Hoover This Girl (Slammed, #3) by Colleen Hoover Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Caught Up in Us (Caught Up In Us, #1) by Lauren Blakely

37. Choose your favorite author and read books that spell out the first or last name of that author, that are not their books (from Vaughn) 7/7

√ R - Rule 07/24
√ O - Oliver, Lauren - Before I Fall 07/07
√ W - William Goldman - The Princess Bride 07/12
√ L - Losing It - Cora Carmack. 07/18
√ I - It 07/06
√ N - Niemi, Lisa and Patrick Swayze - The Time of My Life08/14
√ G - Gayle Forman - If I Stay 07/13

It by Stephen King Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver The Princess Bride  by William Goldman If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman Losing It (Losing It, #1) by Cora Carmack Rule (Marked Men, #1) by Jay Crownover The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze

98) Read 6 new authors (from Pat): 1/6
√ 1. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire 8/19
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire


message 49: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (last edited Sep 22, 2013 05:07PM) (new)

Leigh | 14744 comments Mod
The July-September Challenge is a Grab Bag!

Completed 26/26
71, 96, 77, 12

71. Read 4 short books (less than 200 pages each). (from Bre)
1.A Rough Wooing 7/30 5stars
2.A Taste of Midnight 8/15 4stars
3.A Family Affair 7/16 5stars
4.Coyote Gorgeous 8/6 4stars

96) Read the biggest/largest/longest book on your TBR (from Pat)
1. A Game of Thrones 8/31 2stars

77. Spell our your favorite television show.
P-Partials 7/20 5stars
E-The Eternity Cure 8/21 5stars
R-Storm Born by Richelle Mead 9/13 4stars
S-Switched 9/10 4stars
O-Of Triton 7/15 4stars
N-Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs 7/13 4stars

O-One Silent Night 9/22 4stars
F- Forever 8/8 5stars

I-In Bed with a Highlander 8/23 5stars
N-Night Myst 8/22 1stars
T-Tiger's Curse 8/15 2stars
E-Eleanor & Park 8/13 5stars
R-Reckless 9/15 4stars
E-Entwined 7/6 4stars
S-Spider's Bite 9/12 4stars
T-Temptation 9/18 5stars

I had to pick another bag so I used dieroller. It picked 12 for me.

12. Spell your best friends last name as an acronym (from Pat)

M- Magic Study 7/11 4stars
E- Everneath 8/1 4stars
I- The Iron King 7/26 4stars
T- Twice in a Lifetime 7/12 3stars
Z- Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald 9/20 3stars

A Rough Wooing by Virginia Henley A Taste of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #9.5) by Lara Adrian A Family Affair (Cassandra Palmer, #4.1) by Karen Chance Coyote Gorgeous by Vijaya Schartz A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin Partials (Partials, #1) by Dan Wells The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead Switched (Trylle #1) by Amanda Hocking Of Triton (Of Poseidon, #2) by Anna Banks Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1) by Molly Harper One Silent Night (Dark-Hunter, #16) by Sherrilyn Kenyon In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1) by Maya Banks Night Myst (Indigo Court, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1) by Colleen Houck Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Reckless by Amanda Quick Entwined by Heather Dixon Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Temptation by Jude Deveraux Magic Study (Study, #2) by Maria V. Snyder Everneath (Everneath, #1) by Brodi Ashton The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa Twice in a Lifetime by Jennifer Jakes Z A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater


message 50: by PepperP0t (new)

PepperP0t Leigh wrote: "The July-September Challenge is a Grab Bag!

Completed 0/20
71, 96, 77

71. Read 4 short books (less than 200 pages each). (from Bre)
1.A Rough Wooing
2.A Taste of Midnight
3.A Family Affair
4.Coy..."


hey leigh! what's point of interest about (or did you mean person of interest- which I like too)


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