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message 1: by Hina (last edited Nov 12, 2013 06:47AM) (new)

Hina | 2579 comments 12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013


Inspired by the 12 days of Christmas song, I thought of this challenge idea will be fun to do during the holidays. I appreciate the Mods letting me host it. In the Christmas/holiday spirit, read 12 Books for the holidays :)

12 Drummers Drumming - Read a book that has a musician or a book that has a music theme.

11 Pipers Piping - Read a book by a favorite author you follow OR break the mold and read a new to you author.

10 Lords-a-Leaping - Read a historical romance OR a book where the character is part of royalty.

9 Ladies Dancing - Read a book with your favorite heroine OR a book where dancing is involved.

8 Maids-a-Milking - Read a book that takes place on a farm OR a book where hero and heroine are not equal. (Rich girl/poor boy or vice versa).

7 Swans-a-Swimming - Read a book where water is an important theme OR water is on the cover.

6 Geese-a-Laying - Read a book where the heroine is pregnant OR a book featuring child(ren).

5 Gold Rings - Read a book where marriage is part of the plot OR a golden cover.

4 Colly Birds - Read a book with a beloved pet OR birds on the cover.

3 French Hens - Read a book that takes place in Europe OR a character who is French.

2 Turtle Doves - Read a book where the character is virgin OR a book that you have been slow to pick up/avoiding, and has been on your tbr shelf for over 6 months.

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - Read a book that has a Christmas theme OR tree on the cover.

Bonus: Read the categories with books that are all Christmas themed.

There are no page minimums, audio books are allowed, and re-reads are allowed. You can do 2,4,6, 8 etc. categories.

Happy Reading & Happy Holidays!


message 2: by Hina (last edited Nov 12, 2013 08:32AM) (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Lists/shelves that might be helpful ;)


12 Drummers Drumming
Epic Rockstar Stories
Fiction Involving Music
YA Music Books
Musically Inclined Heroes/Heroines In Romance
M/M with musician MC(s)

10 Lords-a-Leaping
Favorite Historical Romance Novels
100 Historical Romances To Read Before You Die
Best Rogue/Rake Romance Books
Teen Historical Novels
Best Gay Historical Romance
Royalty In Romance
Gay Characters Who Belong To A Royal Family/Gay Princes, Gay Kings Etc.

9 Ladies Dancing
Best Dance Themed Books
YA Dance Books
Best Gay Romance Involving Performing Arts
Dancers In Romance

8 Maids-a-Milking
Love on the Range: Romance Novels Set on Ranches
Best Cowboy Young/New Adult Book
Best Gay Cowboy/Westerns - Renegades and Ranchers
Best Gay Cowboys
Favorite Western/Cowboy Romance Novels
YA Romance-Unlikely Couples
Best Gay Romance with Characters Coming from Different Backgrounds

7 Swans-a-Swimming
Sea Creatures
Swimmers on the Cover
Water
Gay Mermen
Good Merman / Mermen Books

6 Geese-a-Laying
Best M/M Romance with Mpreg Plot
Best Gay Books Dealing With Children
Historical Romance with Children in the plot
Pregnant Heroines in historical romance
Single Fathers of Romance: Great Family Men
Children In Romance
Best Accidentally Pregnant in Romance Novels
Pregnant with hot sexii men who would do anything to stay with their women
Impregnation Stories are Domination at its Finest

5 Gold Rings
Mail Order Brides and Arranged Marriages
Historical Romance: Marriage of Convenience/Arranged Marriage
Best Gay Romance with Forced/Arranged Marriage/Mating/Bonding

Modern Marriage of Convenience Romances

Bride kidnapping, marriage by abduction, marriage by capture, rape of the Sabine women style novels/short stories.
Golden as the Sunset
M/M Romance With (Mostly) Yellow or Orange Covers

4 Colly Birds
Birds on a cover
Cats: Wonderful Pets in Romance
Best Pet Mystery Series
Favourite Romances with Pets
Best Fictional Pets

3 French Hens
Romance In France & French Hero(in)es
Best Paris Stories
Historical Fiction - France

2 Turtle Doves
Bad boys meet the virgins
Best Gay "Virginal" Characters
Books with Virgin Heroes
Virgin Heroines, Alpha Males

A Partridge in a Pear Tree
Favorite Christmas Books

Best Seasonal Romance {Christmas, Winter}

Best Gay Winter'ish Holiday Romance
Contemporary Christmas/Winter Romance
Covers with woods, forest, leaves, or trees


message 3: by Hina (last edited Dec 20, 2013 07:12AM) (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Participants:


1. Susan A
2. Lacy
3. Elke
4. Ora
5. Elizabeth
6. Susan
7. Kitten
8. NayNay
9. ~Melissa~
10. Katie
11. Shyloh
12. Shan
13. Macwolf01 [Elise]
14. Cathy
15. ~KarenH~
16. Carolien
17. AndaM
18. Nan*All I Want for Xmas is Books!
19. Brandilyn
20. Emma
21. Sassafrass
22. Jingles
23. Kay ✾◕ ‿ ◕✾
24. Jade aka MrsTosh
25. Jane (PS)
26. Mary Ann
27. Runell
28. Fran
29. Nikki ♥
30. Laurie
31. Mave
32. Emma
33. Ike
34. Jaime
35. Leeann
36. Sallie(Shuga)
37. bamaace83
38. Bookchaser
39. Lady Alexandrine
40. Angie
41. Lynne
42. Carla
43. Jodi
44. Kimberly
45. Angi
46. Patricia
47. Ethel
48. Pam
49. Netanella
50. Ansonja
51. Suzanne
52. Tina Theresa
53. Lisa Kay
54. Valorie
55. Hina


message 4: by Hina (last edited Dec 20, 2013 06:57AM) (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Completed:


Susan A.
Brandilyn


Completed with Bonus:

Ora


message 5: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments R


message 6: by Susan A (last edited Dec 19, 2013 08:40PM) (new)

Susan A | 820 comments 12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013

12/12 READ COMPLETE

12 Drummer Drumming: Illumination Dec 3 ★★★★
11 Pipers Piping: Abigail Roux Shock & Awe Nov 17 ★★★★
10 Lords-a-Leaping: Provoked Dec 13 ★★★★★
9 Ladies Dancing Dance With Me Dec 13 ★★★
8 Maids-a-Milking: Power Play: Awakening Nov 25 ★★
7 Swans-a-Swimming: Stealing the Wind Nov 23 ★★★★★
6 Geese-a-Laying: Body Magic Dec 4 ★★★★
5 Gold Rings: Taking you Home Nov 17 ★★★
4 4 Colly Birds Loving Instincts Nov 22 ★★★
3 French Hens: The Lion of Kent Nov 25 ★★★
2 Turtle Doves Plan B Nov 15 ★★★★
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree Screw Santa Dec 1 ★

Plan B by S.J.D. Peterson Taking you Home (Boys of Summer #2) by Cooper Davis Stealing the Wind (Mermen of Ea #1) by Shira Anthony Body Magic (Triad, #2) by Poppy Dennison Loving Instincts (Instincts, #3) by S.J. Frost Shock & Awe (Sidewinder, #1) by Abigail Roux The Lion of Kent by Aleksandr Voinov Power Play Awakening (Power Play, #2) by Rachel Haimowitz Illumination by Rowan Speedwell Screw Santa (Who Needs Christmas?, #1) by Joyee Flynn


message 7: by Lacy (new)

Lacy (Lacy_Stewart) | 1806 comments Love this! I'm in. :)


message 8: by Elke (last edited Nov 09, 2013 12:23PM) (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1727 comments Cool idea Hina!!

I am in!

12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013

0/8 Completed-Updated 11/9/13

12 Drummers Drumming:
Wethering the Storm

11 Pipers Piping: Magic Bites

10 Lords-a-Leaping: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

8 Maids-a-Milking: Nobody's Perfect

6 Geese-a-Laying: Sommersgate House

3 French Hens: Curtsies & Conspiracies

2 Turtle Doves: Kiss of the Highlander

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree: How To Run With A Naked Werewolf


Wethering the Storm (The Storm, #2) by Samantha Towle Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels, #3) by Sarah MacLean Nobody's Perfect (Rescue Me, #4) by Kallypso Masters Sommersgate House (Ghosts and Reincarnation, #2) by Kristen Ashley Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2) by Gail Carriger Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4) by Karen Marie Moning How To Run With A Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #3) by Molly Harper


message 9: by Ora (last edited Dec 19, 2013 05:54PM) (new)

Ora (oeamis) 12 Days of Christmas

12/12 Completed Bonus: All Christmas!!!


12 Drummers Drumming: musician Joyfully Yours Amy Lamont 12/03

11 Pipers Piping: new author Christmas with a Soldier Makenna Jameison 12/01

10 Lords-a-Leaping: historical Her Christmas Pleasure Karen Erickson 11/26

9 Ladies Dancing: dancing A Grosvenor Square Christmas Anna Campbell 11/18

8 Maids-a-Milking: farm A Cowboy For Christmas Katherine Garbera 11/24

7 Swans-a-Swimming: Christmas in Paradise Lynn Byer 12/17

6 Geese-a-Laying: Christmas At Copper Mountain Jane Porter 12/10

5 Gold Rings: - All the Pleasures of the Season Lecia Cornwall 11/25

4 Colly Birds: beloved pet The Christmas Pony Melody Carlson 12/19

3 French Hens: Europe Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts Talli Roland 12/01

2 Turtle Doves: Kisses, She Wrote Katharine Ashe 12/19

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree: The Christmas He Loved Her Juliana Stone 12/02

Joyfully Yours by Amy Lamont All the Pleasures of the Season by Lecia Cornwall Christmas with a Soldier (Soldier, #1) by Makenna Jameison A Grosvenor Square Christmas by Anna Campbell A Cowboy For Christmas by Katherine Garbera Christmas in Paradise by Lynn Byer Christmas at Copper Mountain (A Copper Mountain Christmas) by Jane Porter The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson Her Christmas Pleasure (The Merry Widows #2) by Karen Erickson Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts by Talli Roland Kisses, She Wrote (The Prince Catchers, #1.5) by Katharine Ashe The Christmas He Loved Her (Bad Boys of Crystal Lake, #2) by Juliana Stone


message 10: by Elizabeth (last edited Dec 20, 2013 10:49AM) (new)

Elizabeth (Elizabeth_Greece) | 1364 comments Challenge completed!

RRRC 12 Days of Christmas Challenge
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013

Read 12/12

In the Christmas/holiday spirit, read 12 Books for the holidays :)

12 Drummers Drumming - (musician) Moonstruck, 11/30/2013
11 Pipers Piping - (favorite author) First Strike by Pamela Clare, 12/03/13, 4*
10 Lords-a-Leaping - (historical romance) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, 11/22/2013, 3*
9 Ladies Dancing - (dancing is involved)Blue By You, 12/5/2013, 4*
8 Maids-a-Milking - (set in a farm and hero and heroine are not equal - rich boy/poor girl): One Night Rodeo, 11/24/2013, 4*
7 Swans-a-Swimming - (water on the cover)The Time Between, 12/4/2013, 3*
6 Geese-a-Laying - Read a book featuring child(ren) Wait For Me, 11/28/2013, 3.5*
5 Gold Rings - (golden cover)A Clash of Kings, 12/9/2013, 3.5*
4 Colly Birds - Charlotte's Web, 12/20/2013, 4*
3 French Hens - (set in Europe - Scotland)The Seduction of Elliot McBride, 12/20/2013, 3*
2 Turtle Doves - (virgin heroine): Run To You, 11/19/2013,3*
1 a Partridge in a Pear Tree - (Christmas theme) Holiday Games, 12/5/2013, 3*
Bonus: Read the categories with books that are all Christmas themed.

Run To You by Rachel Gibson Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford Blue By You by Rachel Gibson One Night Rodeo (Blacktop Cowboys, #4) by Lorelei James Moonstruck (Lucky Moon, #3) by Piper Vaughn Wait For Me (Against All Odds, #1) by Elisabeth Naughton First Strike (I-Team, #5.9) by Pamela Clare The Time Between by Karen White Holiday Games (Play by Play, #6.5) by Jaci Burton A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin The Seduction of Elliot McBride (Highland Pleasures, #5) by Jennifer Ashley Charlotte's Web by E.B. White


message 11: by Susan (new)

Susan (Scoutmomskf) | 1310 comments I'm in!


message 12: by Kitten ~♥️ MM series ~ (last edited Nov 11, 2013 02:55PM) (new)

Kitten ~♥️ MM series ~ (WineandBookMe) | 164 comments Cool, I'm in!!
12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013



12 Drummers Drumming
- Read a book that has a musician or a book that has a music theme.

11 Pipers Piping - Read a book by a favorite author you follow OR break the mold and read a new to you author.

10 Lords-a-Leaping - Read a historical romance OR a book where the character is part of royalty.

9 Ladies Dancing - Read a book with your favorite heroine OR a book where dancing is involved.

8 Maids-a-Milking - Read a book that takes place on a farm OR a book where hero and heroine are not equal. (Rich girl/poor boy or vice versa).

7 Swans-a-Swimming - Read a book where water is an important theme OR water is on the cover.

6 Geese-a-Laying - Read a book where the heroine is pregnant OR a book featuring child(ren).

5 Gold Rings - Read a book where marriage is part of the plot OR a golden cover.

4 Colly Birds - Read a book with a beloved pet OR birds on the cover.

3 French Hens - Read a book that takes place in Europe OR a character who is French.

2 Turtle Doves - Read a book where the character is virgin OR a book that you have been slow to pick up/avoiding, and has been on your tbr shelf for over 6 months.

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - Read a book that has a Christmas theme OR tree on the cover.

Bonus: Read the categories with books that are all Christmas themed.

There are no page minimums, audio books are allowed, and re-reads are allowed. You can do 2,4,6, 8 etc. categories.


message 13: by NayNay (last edited Nov 27, 2013 06:03PM) (new)

NayNay This is fun!

12 Days of Christmas
Duration:
November 15/13 - January 15/13

12 Drummers Drumming - Read a book that has a musician or a book that has a music theme.
The Fiddler (Home to Hickory Hollow #1) by Beverly LewisThe Fiddler by Beverly Lewis 11/22/13 ****

11 Pipers Piping - Read a book by a favorite author you follow OR break the mold and read a new to you author.
The Killing Room by John ManningThe Killing Room by John Manning 11/15/13 **** (new author)

10 Lords-a-Leaping - Read a historical romance OR a book where the character is part of royalty.
The Cause Love & War by Ellyn M. BakerThe Cause: Love $ War by Ellyn Baker 11/19/13 ****(historical)

9 Ladies Dancing - Read a book with your favorite heroine OR a book where dancing is involved.
The King's Rose by Alisa M. LibbyThe King's Rose by Alisa Libby 11/17/13 *** (Queen Catherine)

8 Maids-a-Milking - Read a book that takes place on a farm OR a book where hero and heroine are not equal. (Rich girl/poor boy or vice versa).
Winter Range A Novel by Claire DavisWinter Range by Claire Davis 11/16/13 ****

7 Swans-a-Swimming - Read a book where water is an important theme OR water is on the cover.
Alligator by Lisa MooreAlligator by Lisa Moore 11/20/13 ****

6 Geese-a-Laying - Read a book where the heroine is pregnant OR a book featuring child(ren).
I'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Palmieri-HayesI'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes 11/21/13 *****

5 Gold Rings - Read a book where marriage is part of the plot OR a golden cover.
Temptation of a Proper Governess (Cameron Sisters, #1) by Cathy MaxwellTemptation of a Proper Governess by Cathy Maxwell 11/18/13 ***

4 Colly Birds - Read a book with a beloved pet OR birds on the cover.
A Kiss of Adventure (Treasures of the Heart #1) by Catherine PalmerA Kiss of Adventure by Catherine Palmer 11/27/13 ****

3 French Hens - Read a book that takes place in Europe OR a character who is French.
The Altarpiece (The Cross and The Crown Series, #1)  by Sarah KennedyThe Altarpiece by Sarah Kennedy 11/18/13 *** (England)

2 Turtle Doves - Read a book where the character is virgin OR a book that you have been slow to pick up/avoiding, and has been on your tbr shelf for over 6 months.
The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet #1) by James EllroyThe Black Dahlia by James Ellroy 11/16/13 *** (slow to pick-up)

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - Read a book that has a Christmas theme OR tree on the cover.
Mistletoe Cinderella (4 Seasons in Mistletoe, #2) (Harlequin American Romance, #1255) by Tanya MichaelsMistletoe Cinderella by Tanya Michaels 11/23/13 ***


message 14: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Dec 24, 2013 06:54PM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 1582 comments RRRC 12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013


In the Christmas/holiday spirit, read 12 Books for the holidays :)


There are no page minimums, audio books are allowed, and re-reads are allowed. You can do 2,4,6, 8 etc. categories.

8/8 read

11 Pipers Piping - Lethal Rider 12/1/13 5♥

9 Ladies Dancing - ~ Frost Burned 12/18/13 4♥

8 Maids-a-Milking -Knight 11/24/13 2.75♥

6 Geese-a-Laying Reaver 12/23/13 5♥

5 Gold Rings -The Darkest Craving 11/23/13 4♥

3 French Hens - Noah 11/29/13 3♥

2 Turtle Doves - Spell of the Highlander 12/6/13 5♥
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree -
Sweet Magik 12/17/13 4♥

Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3) by Larissa Ione Knight (Unfinished Hero, #1) by Kristen Ashley Noah (Nightwalkers, #5) by Jacquelyn Frank The Darkest Craving (Lords of The Underworld, #10) by Gena Showalter Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7) by Karen Marie Moning Sweet Magik (Klaus Brothers, #2) by Penny Watson Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) by Patricia Briggs Reaver (Lords of Deliverance, #5; Demonica, #10) by Larissa Ione


message 15: by Katie (last edited Nov 14, 2013 03:25PM) (new)

Katie | 1947 comments 0/12 read


12 Drummers Drumming: Rock Hard
11 Pipers Piping: Touch & Geaux
10 Lords-a-Leaping: The Ugly Duchess
9 Ladies Dancing: Faefever
8 Maids-a-Milking: My Cowboy Heart
7 Swans-a-Swimming: Out for Christmas
6 Geese-a-Laying: Texas Heat
5 Gold Rings: One Marriage and Three Weddings
4 Colly Birds: Sole Support
3 French Hens: The Secret
2 Turtle Doves: Wallbanger
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree: I'll Run Away For The Holidays


message 16: by Amber (new)

Amber Gray | 715 comments I'm in! Great theme ladies!

12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013
0/12
12 Drummers Drumming - Read a book that has a musician or a book that has a music theme.

11 Pipers Piping - Read a book by a favorite author you follow OR break the mold and read a new to you author.

10 Lords-a-Leaping - Read a historical romance OR a book where the character is part of royalty.

9 Ladies Dancing - Read a book with your favorite heroine OR a book where dancing is involved.

8 Maids-a-Milking - Read a book that takes place on a farm OR a book where hero and heroine are not equal. (Rich girl/poor boy or vice versa).

7 Swans-a-Swimming - Read a book where water is an important theme OR water is on the cover.

6 Geese-a-Laying - Read a book where the heroine is pregnant OR a book featuring child(ren).

5 Gold Rings - Read a book where marriage is part of the plot OR a golden cover.

4 Colly Birds - Read a book with a beloved pet OR birds on the cover.

3 French Hens - Read a book that takes place in Europe OR a character who is French.

2 Turtle Doves - Read a book where the character is virgin OR a book that you have been slow to pick up/avoiding, and has been on your tbr shelf for over 6 months.

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - Read a book that has a Christmas theme OR tree on the cover.


message 17: by Shan ~ A ~ (last edited Dec 24, 2013 11:07PM) (new)

Shan ~ A ~ (TheBookGlutton) | 533 comments 12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2014

Progress: 8/12

12 Drummers Drumming - Read a book that has a musician or a book that has a music theme.

11 Pipers Piping - Entwined with You 11/18

10 Lords-a-Leaping - The Virgin Proxy 11/30

9 Ladies Dancing - Dreamfever12/04

8 Maids-a-Milking - Savor the Moment 11/20

7 Swans-a-Swimming - Read a book where water is an important theme OR water is on the cover.

6 Geese-a-Laying - Read a book where the heroine is pregnant OR a book featuring child(ren).

5 Gold Rings - Happy Ever After 11/27

4 Colly Birds - Read a book with a beloved pet OR birds on the cover.

3 French Hens - Bait 11/23

2 Turtle Doves - Fifty Shades of Grey 11/22


And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - Christmas on 4th Street 11/15

Bonus: Read the categories with books that are all Christmas themed.

There are no page minimums, audio books are allowed, and re-reads are allowed. You can do 2,4,6, 8 etc. categories.

Christmas on 4th Street (Fool's Gold, #12.5) by Susan Mallery Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3) by Sylvia Day Savor the Moment (Bride Quartet, #3) by Nora Roberts Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James Bait (Angler, #1) by Annie Nicholas Happy Ever After (Bride Quartet, #4) by Nora Roberts The Virgin Proxy by Georgia Fox Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning


Macwolf01 [Elise] (Macwolf01) | 1010 comments I'm in I'll work on my list tomorrow.


message 19: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (reviewsbycat) | 20 comments Sounds fun! I'll do it!!


message 20: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 4035 comments Ok, I can't resist! I'm in for all 12, but as much as I love Christmas stories I can't see any way to get the bonus...bummer! ;-)


message 21: by Carolien (last edited Jan 09, 2014 09:16AM) (new)

Carolien (Carolien_S) | 19 comments 9/10

12 Drummers Drumming - Read a book that has a musician or a book that has a music theme.

11 Pipers Piping - Read a book by a favorite author you follow OR break the mold and read a new to you author.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

10 Lords-a-Leaping - Read a historical romance OR a book where the character is part of royalty.
With This Ring

9 Ladies Dancing - Read a book with your favorite heroine OR a book where dancing is involved.

8 Maids-a-Milking - Read a book that takes place on a farm OR a book where hero and heroine are not equal. (Rich girl/poor boy or vice versa).
Love Among the Chickens

7 Swans-a-Swimming - Read a book where water is an important theme OR water is on the cover.

6 Geese-a-Laying - Read a book where the heroine is pregnant OR a book featuring child(ren).
Room

5 Gold Rings - Read a book where marriage is part of the plot OR a golden cover.
A Countess Below Stairs

4 Colly Birds - Read a book with a beloved pet OR birds on the cover.
Zoo City - a sloth as a pet and a marabou on the cover.

3 French Hens - Read a book that takes place in Europe OR a character who is French.
The Whisperer - Italy

2 Turtle Doves - Read a book where the character is virgin OR a book that you have been slow to pick up/avoiding, and has been on your tbr shelf for over 6 months.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - Read a book that has a Christmas theme OR tree on the cover.
Up the track


message 22: by AndaM (new)

AndaM | 237 comments Other Challenges > 12 Days Of Christmas
12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013
0/12

12 Drummers Drumming - Read a book that has a musician or a book that has a music theme.

11 Pipers Piping - Read a book by a favorite author you follow OR break the mold and read a new to you author.

10 Lords-a-Leaping - Read a historical romance OR a book where the character is part of royalty.

9 Ladies Dancing - Read a book with your favorite heroine OR a book where dancing is involved.

8 Maids-a-Milking - Read a book that takes place on a farm OR a book where hero and heroine are not equal. (Rich girl/poor boy or vice versa).

7 Swans-a-Swimming - Read a book where water is an important theme OR water is on the cover.

6 Geese-a-Laying - Read a book where the heroine is pregnant OR a book featuring child(ren).

5 Gold Rings - Read a book where marriage is part of the plot OR a golden cover.

4 Colly Birds - Read a book with a beloved pet OR birds on the cover.

3 French Hens - Read a book that takes place in Europe OR a character who is French.

2 Turtle Doves - Read a book where the character is virgin OR a book that you have been slow to pick up/avoiding, and has been on your tbr shelf for over 6 months.

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - Read a book that has a Christmas theme OR tree on the cover.


message 23: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 4035 comments Hey Hina, I have a question...for 8 Maids-a-Milking, can the hero/heroine be unequal in ways other than financial? Ex: PhD vs. high school dropout, or CEO vs. entry level employee, etc.


message 24: by *Nan* (last edited Dec 12, 2013 12:11PM) (new)

*Nan* (Nan4471) | 170 comments 12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013

10/12

In the Christmas/holiday spirit, read 12 Books for the holidays :)

12 Drummers Drumming - Encore - 11/19/13 - 4 stars

11 Pipers Piping -Shock & Awe - 12/05/13 - 4 stars

10 Lords-a-Leaping - Read a historical romance OR a book where the character is part of royalty.

9 Ladies Dancing - Lone Star - 12/03/13(Christmas Anthology - 3 stars

8 Maids a Milking - With or Without Him - 11/22/13 - 4 stars

7 Swans-a-Swimming -Breaking Faith - 11/27/13 - 3 stars

6 Geese-a-Laying -Texas Family - 11/22/13 - 4 stars

5 Gold Rings -Worlds Collide - 12/12/13 -4 stars

4 Colly Birds - Read a book with a beloved pet OR birds on the cover.

3 French Hens -The Hand-me-down - 12/02/13 - 3.5 stars

2 Turtle Doves -Learning to Love: Michael & Sean - 11/23/13 - 3.5 stars

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - Merry Christmas, Alex Cross - 11/21/13 - 3 stars


message 25: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments ~KarenH~ wrote: "Hey Hina, I have a question...for 8 Maids-a-Milking, can the hero/heroine be unequal in ways other than financial? Ex: PhD vs. high school dropout, or CEO vs. entry level employee, etc."

Yes Karen I will take it if it is a big part of the story. :)


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Wendy | 11 comments I


message 27: by Brandilyn (last edited Nov 29, 2013 05:21PM) (new)

Brandilyn (BrandilynRC) | 869 comments In

12/12 Complete

12 Drummers Drumming How I Met Your Father finished 11/29 4*
11 Pipers Piping On Fire finished 11/17 4*
10 Lords-a-Leaping Betrayed finished 11/22 5*
9 Ladies Dancing Boy Meets Boy finished 11/17 4*
8 Maids-a-Milking The Ranch Foreman finished 11/22 3*
7 Swans-a-Swimming Woke Up in a Strange Place finished 11/23 5*
6 Geese-a-Laying Breathe finished 11/18 4*
5 Gold Rings Riding Out the Bull finished 11/25 3*
4 Colly Birds If I Must finished 11/20 4*
3 French Hens Houseboat on the Nile finished 11/24 5*
2 Turtle Doves High Line finished 11/18 4*
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree Broken Bonds finished 11/27 4*

On Fire (On Fire, #1) by Drew Zachary Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan High Line (Love of Sports, #2) by T.A. Chase Breathe (Breathe #1) by Sloan Parker If I Must by Amy Lane Betrayed (Cursed #2) by Rhianne Aile The Ranch Foreman by Rob Colton Woke Up in a Strange Place by Eric Arvin Houseboat on the Nile (Spy vs. Spook, #1) by Tinnean Riding Out the Bull by Catt Ford Broken Bonds (Souls in Bondage, #1) by Lex Valentine How I Met Your Father by L.B. Gregg


message 28: by Brandilyn (last edited Nov 11, 2013 02:47PM) (new)

Brandilyn (BrandilynRC) | 869 comments For 8 can it be 2 heroes (Cinderfella type thing).


For 6 can a male MC be pregnant?


Emma ~ The Indecisive Reader ~ (EmmaTheIndecisiveReader) | 22 comments I love this!!! I need a challenge at moment to get through some of my own to read!!!


message 30: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Brandilyn wrote: "For 8 can it be 2 heroes (Cinderfella type thing).


For 6 can a male MC be pregnant?"


Hi Brandilyn,

Yes for category 8, Cinderfella type would work.

I am confused for category 6...the hero (main character is pregnant)?? Just so I have it clearly...which book were you thinking of?


message 31: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Emma wrote: "I love this!!! I need a challenge at moment to get through some of my own to read!!!"

Lol...Happy to help! There are never enough challenges.


message 32: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 1847 comments Im in! I'll post later.


message 33: by jingles (last edited Jan 05, 2014 11:34AM) (new)

jingles | 123 comments This is a great challenge, Hina. Count me in.


12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2014
12/12

✔1. 12 Drummers Drumming:
Read a book that has a musician or a book that has a music theme.
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes BY Judy Collins - 11/22/13

✔2. 11 Pipers Piping:
Read a book by a new to you author.
Then Again by Diane Keaton - 11/19/13

✔3. 10 Lords-a-Leaping:
Read a historical romance OR a book where the character is part of royalty.
On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn - 11/21/13

✔4. 9 Ladies Dancing:
Read a book with your favorite heroine.
Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb - 11/29/13

✔5. 8 Maids-a-Milking:
Read a book that takes place on a farm OR a book where hero and heroine are not equal. (Rich girl/poor boy or vice versa).
Curveball by Kate Angell - 11/16/13

✔6. 7 Swans-a-Swimming:
Read a book where water is an important theme OR water is on the cover.
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths - 01/03/14
The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1) by Elly Griffiths

✔7. 6 Geese-a-Laying:
Read a book where the heroine is pregnant OR a book featuring child(ren).
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute - 11/23/13

✔8. 5 Gold Rings:
Read a book where marriage is part.
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates = 12/11/13

✔9. 4 Colly Birds:
Read a book with a beloved pet OR birds on the cover.
Only by Chance BY Betty Neels - 11/25/13

✔10. 3 French Hens:
Read a book that takes place in Europe OR a character who is French.
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean - 01/01/14

✔11. 2 Turtle Doves:
Read a book where the character is virgin.
Naked Edge by Pamela Clare - 12/14/13

✔12. And a Partridge in a Pear Tree:
Read a book that has a Christmas theme.
Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich - 01/04/14

Sweet Judy Blue Eyes My Life in Music by Judy Collins Then Again by Diane Keaton On the Way to the Wedding (Bridgertons, #8) by Julia Quinn Rapture in Death (In Death, #4) by J.D. Robb Curveball (Richmond Rogues, #2) by Kate Angell The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1) by Elly Griffiths A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates Only by Chance by Betty Neels No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels, #3) by Sarah MacLean Naked Edge (I-Team, #4) by Pamela Clare Visions of Sugar Plums (Stephanie Plum, #8.5) by Janet Evanovich


✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿CHALLENGE COMPLETED 01/04/14✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿✿


message 34: by Brandilyn (last edited Nov 11, 2013 07:56PM) (new)

Brandilyn (BrandilynRC) | 869 comments Hina wrote: "Brandilyn wrote: "For 8 can it be 2 heroes (Cinderfella type thing).


For 6 can a male MC be pregnant?"

Hi Brandilyn,

Yes for category 8, Cinderfella type would work.

I am confused for categ..."


There is a trope in the MM fiction world called M-Preg where, yes, a MALE can become pregnant and give birth (it is best not to think too hard on the particulars ;) ). Would this be acceptable for #6 Geese-a-Laying?

Here are Some examples: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9...

In particular, I know I have a Christmas story that would be perfect for this challenge that has an m-preg plot line. A Very Holland Christmas


Kay   ✾◕ ‿ ◕✾  (KayTheSerialReader) | 94 comments I'm in!


message 36: by Jade aka MrsTosh (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (MrsTosh) 12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013
Completed 00/12

Inspired by the 12 days of Christmas song, I thought of this challenge idea. I appreciate the Mods letting me host it. In the Christmas/holiday spirit, read 12 Books for the holidays :)

12 Drummers Drumming - Read a book that has a musician or a book that has a music theme.

11 Pipers Piping - Read a book by a favorite author you follow OR break the mold and read a new to you author.

10 Lords-a-Leaping - Read a historical romance OR a book where the character is part of royalty.

9 Ladies Dancing - Read a book with your favorite heroine OR a book where dancing is involved.

8 Maids-a-Milking - Read a book that takes place on a farm OR a book where hero and heroine are not equal. (Rich girl/poor boy or vice versa).

7 Swans-a-Swimming - Read a book where water is an important theme OR water is on the cover.

6 Geese-a-Laying - Read a book where the heroine is pregnant OR a book featuring child(ren).

5 Gold Rings - Read a book where marriage is part of the plot OR a golden cover.

4 Colly Birds - Read a book with a beloved pet OR birds on the cover.

3 French Hens - Read a book that takes place in Europe OR a character who is French.

2 Turtle Doves - Read a book where the character is virgin OR a book that you have been slow to pick up/avoiding, and has been on your tbr shelf for over 6 months.

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - Read a book that has a Christmas theme OR tree on the cover.

Bonus: Read the categories with books that are all Christmas themed.

There are no page minimums, audio books are allowed, and re-reads are allowed. You can do 2,4,6, 8 etc. categories.

Happy Reading & Happy Holidays!


message 37: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Dec 02, 2013 02:02AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 13523 comments Love it Hina :)

Completed: 3/12

12. Drummers drumming (Musicians) - Heartstrings
11. Pipers piping (new author) - Seduction and Snacks
10. Lords a leaping (historical/royalty) - The Stable Boy
09. Ladies dancing (fav h/dancing) - Magic Burns
08. Maids a milking (wealth difference) - Turquoise and Leather
07. Swans a swimming (water) - Keeping Sweets
06. Geese a laying (pregnant/kids) - Dark Desires After Dusk?
05. Gold rings (marriage/ gold cover) - Angelfall
04. Colly birds (pet/bird on cover) -Crack the Darkest Sky Wide Open
03. French hens (set in Europe) - ?
02. Turtle doves (slow to pick up) - Point of No Return
01. Partridge (Christmas book) - Christmas with Danny Fit


message 38: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments There is a trope in the MM fiction world called M-Preg where, yes, a MALE can become pregnant and give birth (it is best not to think too hard on the particulars ;) ). Would this be acceptable for #6 Geese-a-Laying?

Here are Some examples: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9...

In particular, I know I have a Christmas story that would be perfect for this challenge that has an m-preg plot line. A Very Holland Christmas



Lol...Brandilyn...I thought that was what you were asking me...but I didn't even know they had something for this in MM...and yes I might have been thinking too hard on the particulars and that's why I was looking for more...LOL...but yes if the hero is pregnant I will accept that too.

This is such an interesting idea, I have to get around reading some of these books on the list.


message 39: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Jane (PS) wrote: "Love it Hina :)

I'll try pulling together a list over the weekend :)"


jingles wrote: "This is a great challenge, Hina. Count me in.


12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013
0/12

Inspired by the 12 days of Christmas song, I thought of this challenge ide..."


Thanks Jane and Jingles!


message 40: by Brandilyn (new)

Brandilyn (BrandilynRC) | 869 comments Hina wrote: "There is a trope in the MM fiction world called M-Preg where, yes, a MALE can become pregnant and give birth (it is best not to think too hard on the particulars ;) ). Would this be acceptable for ..."

thanks :)

This is a great challenge idea. Thanks for putting it together!


message 41: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Thanks Brandilyn!


message 42: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Update: In Message 2, I have put together some lists from listopia that might be helpful in choosing books for the categories. I hope they help!


message 43: by Mary Ann (new)

Mary Ann (mgilbert1112) | 167 comments I'm in! I'll work on my list this weekend. Great challenge!


message 44: by Runell (last edited Dec 01, 2013 05:05PM) (new)

Runell (booksofgallifrey) I'm in!

3/12

12 Drummers Drumming: Thoughtless
11 Pipers Piping: The Sea of Tranquility
10 Lords-a-Leaping: The Englor Affair
9 Ladies Dancing: Crash
8 Maids-a-Milking: Texas Heat
7 Swans-a-Swimming: Just Ask
6 Geese-a-Laying: A Younger Man 5 ★ [12/1/13]
5 Gold Rings: Annie's Song 4 ★ [11/27/13]
4 Colly Birds: Wallbanger
3 French Hens:Anna and the French Kiss [reread] 5 ★ [11/29/13]
2 Turtle Doves: The Secret of Ella and Micha
A Partridge in a Pear Tree: My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap!

Finished:

Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins A Younger Man (Cabin Fever #3) by Cameron Dane


message 45: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9095 comments Hina wrote: "Update: In Message 2, I have put together some lists from listopia that might be helpful in choosing books for the categories. I hope they help!"

Hina, what a fantastic list of lists - thank you!


message 46: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Thanks Fran!


message 47: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Dec 08, 2013 12:48PM) (new)

Fran | 9095 comments 12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013

6 Read

12 Drummers Drumming -band members- Convincing Quinn 12/7 (4*)

11 Pipers Piping - Author I like - Checkmate 11/16

10 Lords-a-Leaping - Read a historical romance OR a book where the character is part of royalty.

9 Ladies Dancing - the MCs go dancing-Sixty Five Hours

8 Maids-a-Milking -Rich boss/secretary-Continental Breakfast 11/19

7 Swans-a-Swimming - Read a book where water is an important theme OR water is on the cover.

6 Geese-a-Laying - Heroine's son involved in story-Crazy On You by Rachel Gibson 11/16

5 Gold Rings -Shaken 11/18

4 Colly Birds - Read a book with a beloved pet OR birds on the cover.

3 French Hens - Read a book that takes place in Europe OR a character who is French.

2 Turtle Doves - Read a book where the character is virgin OR a book that you have been slow to pick up/avoiding, and has been on your tbr shelf for over 6 months.

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree - Christmas with Danny Fit 12/2 (4*)



Crazy On You (Lovett, Texas, #2) by Rachel Gibson Checkmate (Neighbor from Hell, #3) by R.L. Mathewson Shaken by Dee Tenorio Continental Breakfast (Continental Affair, #1) by Ella Dominguez Sixty Five Hours by N.R. Walker Christmas with Danny Fit by Amy Lane Convincing Quinn (Rock Hard, #1) by Chloe Cole


message 48: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Fran wrote: "12 Days of Christmas
Duration: November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2013



12 Drummers Drumming - Read a book that has a musician or a book that has a music theme.

11 Pipers Piping - Author I like - [..."


Fran I absolutely love Neighbor from Hell series!!!


message 49: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Yay! The challenge starts!!1 (and I still haven't finished my list...where does the time go?)


message 50: by Elke (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1727 comments Yay! Reading my first one now!!


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