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message 1: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (last edited Dec 06, 2013 09:47PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Over in a Flash - hopefully will be a reoccurring challenge.

I stole this idea (with permission) from the SOS: Serious Overload of Series group.

Over in a Flash ~ Cover Hunt & Theme Challenge ~
Duration: December 1st through December 31st.

Rules: Choose two (2) of the three (3) options below. Color may be the predominant color of the book, or a “pop” of color that catches your eye. Holidays are explained. Items may be found on the cover, or the word found within the storyline.

Please feel free to post your book covers, dates read, and star ratings.

You may join at any time during the month. Feel free to do all three, or more, if you want.

Member Choosing: Kme_17 (AKA Kim) has been a GoodReads member since August, 2011, and a participant of Happily Ever After Café since April, 2012. She likes to read all types of romance novels, a good mystery, and the Young Adult genre. She also enjoys team challenges.

COLOR: Silver!

December THEMES: (1) World Aids Awareness Day {December 1st} Read a book where someone is ill or works in the medical field. (2) National Roof Over Your Head Day: {December 3rd} Read a book were home improvement plays a part or main character is a handy man. (3) Christmas: {December 25th} Read a holiday book or book where gift giving is involved. (4) National Fruitcake Day: {December 27th} Read a book were the main characters work with food or where food is highly featured. (5) Make Up Your Mind Day: {December 31st} Read a book were the main character has trouble making up their mind or has a major decision to make.

ITEMS: December’s Birthstones are turquoise, Blue Topaz and tanzanite. Its flower is Narcissus. Zodiac Signs are Sagittarius or Capricorn. Other cover items are gift, snow, Christmas tree on the cover, a fire, shoes, a blanket, or a doctor.

FRUITCAKEMEDICALCHRISTMAS BLANKET & GIFTTURQUOISEFIRE
SILVERCAPRICORNCHRISTMAS TREESILVER SHOESNARCISSUS


message 2: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (last edited Dec 31, 2013 08:11PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Blinkie Text Generator at TextSpace.net


Alisinny 1/3
BJ Rose 3/3 - Done! Congrats!
Brandilyn 3/3 - Done! Congrats!
Cassie♥ 3/3 - Done! Congrats!
Catherine 0/2
Chris 3/3 - Done! Congrats!
Deb 0/2
Diana S 5/5 - Done! Congrats!
Hanita 3/3 - Done! Congrats!
Ipshita 4/4 - Done! Congrats!
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Kari 2/2 - Done! Congrats!
Kme_17 3/3 - Done! Congrats!
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Lisa (Aussie Girl) 2/2 - Done! Congrats!
Mary Teresa 0/3
Melissa (MO) 3/3 - Done! Congrats!
Nikki♥ 3/3 - Done! Congrats!
Saxonjus 3/3 - Done! Congrats! And one more!
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Stories&Verse 5/3 - Done! Congrats! Extra books.
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message 3: by Chris (last edited Dec 09, 2013 08:46PM) (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 266 comments Completed 4 of 3

Hi Ho silver!

The Prodigal Son (Graham Saga #3) by Anna Belfrage The Handfasting by David Burnett Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase Release Me (Stark Trilogy, #1) by J. Kenner


message 4: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Yay! First two months in a row, Chris. Welcome to the challenge. ☺


message 5: by Brandilyn (last edited Nov 21, 2013 01:51PM) (new)

Brandilyn (brandilynrc) | 233 comments In for 3

Color (silver): Miracle of the Bellskis
Theme (Christmas): Christmas Kitsch
Item (snow): Reindeer Games

Miracle of the Bellskis (Bellskis, #2) by Astrid Amara Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane Reindeer Games (Reindeer Games, #1) by Jet Mykles


message 6: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Super, Brandilyn! Welcome to the challenge.


message 7: by Mary Teresa (new)

Mary Teresa Reno (saks1962) | 1 comments I choose #3!!!!


message 8: by Stories (new)

Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 256 comments I have a Harlequin Romance in my to read bookshelf that is a christmas theme with snow on the cover. There are christmas decorations on the cover but no christmas tree. I guess that would be 2 out of 3 for the challenge...


message 9: by Lisa - (Aussie Girl) (last edited Dec 13, 2013 10:30PM) (new)

Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 13013 comments Busy time December so I'm in for two: FINISHED 2/2

Book colour: silver Skies of Steel (The Ether Chronicles, #3) by Zoe Archer . Finished 12/14. ***.

Item: Christmas tree Bring Me Home for Christmas (Virgin River, #16) by Robyn Carr . Finished 12/8. 3.5 stars


message 10: by Stories (last edited Nov 20, 2013 05:51PM) (new)

Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 256 comments I had a question about how to enter this challenge. Is it 2-3 books or 2-3 color themes or items in one book?


message 11: by Melissa (last edited Nov 20, 2013 06:25PM) (new)

Melissa I'm in for 3 books:

Silver: Crave (Fallen Angels, #2) by J.R. Ward

Holiday: Christmas & National Roof Over Your Head-- Its Christmas & main character is a contractor Monkey Wrench (Welcome to Tyler, #4) by Nancy Martin

Item: (and silver) Gift--
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg


message 12: by Stories (last edited Nov 21, 2013 07:29AM) (new)

Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 256 comments I will entter with 2 Harlequin books: Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery (Christmas theme and snow) Christmas on 4th Street (Fool's Gold, #12.5) by Susan Mallery
and Cozy Christmas by Valerie Hansen (Christmas theme, snow and Christmas tree)


message 13: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 2081 comments I'll try this :)

I keep forgetting this challenge! :(


message 14: by Diana S (last edited Dec 29, 2013 10:38AM) (new)

Diana S HEA December 2013
Over in a Flash ~ Cover Hunt & Theme Challenge

COMPLETED

**COLOR: Silver!
had a silver star on top
The Top 40 Traditions of Christmas: The Story Behind the Nativity, Candy Canes, Caroling, and All Things Christmas by David McLaughlan (12/3/13)

**December THEMES:
**(1) World Aids Awareness Day {December 1st}
Read a book where someone is ill or works in the medical field .
Michael worked in a Nursing Home
The Locket by Richard Paul Evans (12/2/13)
(2) National Roof over Your Head Day: {December 3rd}
Read a book were home improvement plays a part or main character is a handy man.
(3) Christmas: {December 25th}
Read a holiday book or book where gift giving is involved.
(4) National Fruitcake Day: {December 27th}
Read a book were the main characters work with food or where food is highly featured.
**(5) Make Up Your Mind Day: {December 31st}
Read a book were the main character has trouble making up their mind or has a major decision to make.
Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich (12/5/13)

**ITEMS:
December’s Birthstones are turquoise, Blue Topaz and tanzanite.
Flower is Narcissus.
Zodiac Signs are Sagittarius or Capricorn.
**Other cover items are gift, snow , Christmas tree on the cover, a fire, shoes, a blanket, or a doctor.
An Amish Gift: A Novel by Cynthia Keller (12/4/13)

December Bookshelf
The Locket (Christmas Box Trilogy) by Richard Paul Evans The Top 40 Traditions of Christmas The Story Behind the Nativity, Candy Canes, Caroling, and All Things Christmas by David McLaughlan An Amish Gift A Novel by Cynthia Keller Visions of Sugar Plums (Stephanie Plum, #8.5) by Janet Evanovich


message 15: by Saxonjus (last edited Nov 21, 2013 12:50AM) (new)

Saxonjus | 138 comments I shall go for two as a busy month

Christmas Tree & Snow Calling Mrs Christmas by Carole Matthews

Medical I always wanted to read this book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


message 16: by Alisinny (new)

Alisinny | 20 comments Take Two a Hollywood Romance (Lady Biker Series) by Tracey Cramer-Kelly Laid Bare (Brown Siblings, #1) by Lauren Dane Tart (Delicious, #2) by Lauren Dane

Ok I hope I finally manage to post this on my third attempt!

The challenge already began with trying to load my chosen books. They are:

1. Medical theme
Take Two: a Hollywood Romance by Tracey Cramer-Kelly

2. Food theme: Tart by Lauren Dane

3. Making a choice theme: Laid Bare by Lauren Dane

I'm excited to be entering the challenge!

Alisinny


message 17: by Saxonjus (new)

Saxonjus | 138 comments Alisinny welcome to the challenge! :)


message 18: by Ipshita (new)

Ipshita (miss_romanceaholic) | 1031 comments I'm in for 3!


message 19: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Stories&Verse wrote: "I have a Harlequin Romance in my to read bookshelf that is a christmas theme with snow on the cover. There are christmas decorations on the cover but no christmas tree. I guess that would be 2 out of 3 for the challenge..."

S&V, You could use that book for a "Theme" (#3) book. It works, even without a tree. So, I put you down for three.

Stories&Verse wrote: "I had a question about how to enter this challenge. Is it 2-3 books or 2-3 color themes or items in one book?"

Each book only has to have one: either color, or theme, or item. You may repeat something, too, like color, if you like.


message 20: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Mary Teresa, Stories & Verse, Lisa (Aussie Girl), Melissa, Catherine, Diana S, Saxonjus, Alisinny, and Ipshita!


message 21: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Will this work for silver (sword) Shadow's Claim (The Dacians, #1) by Kresley Cole ?


message 22: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Nikki ♥ wrote: "Will this work for silver (sword) Shadow's Claim (The Dacians, #1) by Kresley Cole?"

I'd say so, Nikki♥. Shirt looks silvery, and the curly-cues around the series name, too.


message 23: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Thanks Lisa Kay. Sometimes it's hard to tell on a Kindle. I think the curly-cues are actually white :)


message 24: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments I'll have to look at it in the bookstore. Maybe white with silver accents.


message 25: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Count me in for 3

Silver: Shadow's Claim (The Dacians, #1) by Kresley Cole
Christmas: A Mackenzie Family Christmas The Perfect Gift (Highland Pleasures, #4.5) by Jennifer Ashley
Christmas Tree: Bring Me Home for Christmas (Virgin River, #16) by Robyn Carr


message 26: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Great! Added you, Nikki♥.


ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) (ilovebakedgoods) I'm in for 3.


message 28: by Kme_17 (new)

Kme_17 | 93 comments I m in for 3


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 13013 comments Hey Nikki, we're reading the same book Bring Me Home for Christmas (Virgin River, #16) by Robyn Carr . I know it will be good. Virgin River and Christmas, a match made in Heaven.


message 30: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 13, 2013 01:13AM) (new)

In for 3. I love cheesy Christmas movies and books. Let the games begin!!

Color: Silver The e-book version looked like silver to me when I started reading it on Kindle. However, I think it could count as turquoise as well. Still Waters by Misha Crews ♥♥♥♥♥


message 31: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Teresa, Kim, and Cassie♥! (LOL!)


message 32: by Jody (new)

Jody | 33 comments 2 books for this challenge.
1:Christmas-Christopher Moore - The Stupidest Angel
2:Snow-Carole Matthews - Calling Mrs Christmas


ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) (ilovebakedgoods) Cassie ♥ wrote: "In for 3. I love cheesy Christmas movies and books. Let the games begin!!"

Me, too! I have a list of holiday themed books to read and I just watched my first cheesy Christmas movie for this year.


message 34: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Jody!


message 35: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Oh, I need to watch one of those, Teresa. **sigh**


message 36: by Stories (new)

Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 256 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Stories&Verse wrote: "I have a Harlequin Romance in my to read bookshelf that is a christmas theme with snow on the cover. There are christmas decorations on the cover but no christmas tree. I gue..."

Thanks Lisa. So I am in for 2 books and three criteria. I can't wait to start my Christmas themes...


message 37: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Lisa - (Aussie Girl) wrote: "Hey Nikki, we're reading the same book Bring Me Home for Christmas (Virgin River, #16) by Robyn Carr. I know it will be good. Virgin River and Christmas, a match made in Heaven."

Can't wait to read this one in front of our fireplace once I get out tree up.


message 38: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Oh, that sound yummy, Nikki♥!


message 39: by Stories (new)

Stories & Verse (storiesverse) | 256 comments Nikki ♥ wrote: "Lisa - (Aussie Girl) wrote: "Hey Nikki, we're reading the same book Bring Me Home for Christmas (Virgin River, #16) by Robyn Carr. I know it will be good. Virgin River and Christmas, a match made in Heaven."

C..."


Added to my to read bookshelf...


message 40: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 6 comments I'm in for 3.


message 41: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Added you, Jamie! Welcome.


message 42: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 671 comments Count me in for two this time.:-)


message 43: by Deb (new)

Deb It has been awhile since I did the monthly challenge. Put me down for 2!


message 44: by Kari (new)

Kari | 1791 comments I'm in for two, thanks!


message 45: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Great! Welcome to the challenge, Julie, Deb, and Kari!


message 46: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 1216 comments I'm in for two for sure - I have two books with snow on the cover (probably 20 if I dig into books I've already read!)

Now back to my 2nd November book - my amnesia victim has just gotten his memory back, and he's sorry he did!


message 47: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments BJ Rose wrote: "...probably 20 if I dig into books I've already read!..."

LMBO! Added you, BJ Rose. ☺


message 48: by Valie (new)

Valie (valiemartin) | 326 comments I'm in for 3.


Color (Silver) : Shadow of Vengeance (CORE Shadow Trilogy, #3) by Kristine Mason
Christmas THEME : My Kind of Christmas (Virgin River, #20) by Robyn Carr
ITEM (snow) : The Way Home by Cindy Gerard


message 49: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Valie!


message 50: by Brandilyn (last edited Dec 01, 2013 07:57PM) (new)

Brandilyn (brandilynrc) | 233 comments 1/3 complete

Color (silver): Miracle of the Bellskis finished 12/1 4*
Theme (Christmas): Blame It On The Mistletoe
Item (blanket): The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men

Miracle of the Bellskis (Bellskis, #2) by Astrid Amara Blame It On The Mistletoe by Eli Easton The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men by Eric Arvin


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