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message 1: by Jennifer H (last edited Dec 30, 2013 11:07AM) (new)

Jennifer H Easy As...1-2-3! December Monthly Mini-Challenge
From: December 1st-31st 2013




This challenge is an ongoing monthly mini-challenge to keep us all motivated to start, (and then continue), some of the many series in our TBR.

Rules:
1) You must read one of each; a 1st, 2nd, and a 3rd book in a series.
2) Any genre of series is acceptable.
3) 'Half-step' short-stories (i.e., shorts in anthologies), do not count.
**For uniformity, the numbering on GR will be the judge of this.**
4) Rereads do count.
5) No more than 2 of the 3 books each month can be from the same series.


message 2: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 2521 comments I didn't do so hot in November so I'm going for an easy one this month.


READ: 0/3

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message 3: by Barb (last edited Dec 12, 2013 08:45PM) (new)

Barb | 917 comments I'll try this one again too:


DECEMBER 1-2-3
PROGRESS: 3/6



1 – Heresy (Giordano Bruno #1), by S.J. Parris, finished 12/6
2 – Death Overdue (Killer Librarian #2), by Mary Lou Kirwin, finished 12/3
3 – No Place Like Home (Camilla Randall #3), by Anne R. Allen, finished 12/5

Heresy (Giordano Bruno, #1) by S.J. Parris Death Overdue by Mary Lou Kirwin No Place Like Home by Anne R. Allen


1 – The Grave Gourmet (Capucine Culinary #1), by Alexander Campion, finished 12/7
2 – Unbound (Booklover’s #2), by Julie Kaewert, finished 12/10
3 – The Supreme Macaroni Company (Valentine #3), by Adriana Trigiani, finished 12/12


The Grave Gourmet (Capucine Culinary Mystery, #1) by Alexander Campion Unbound (A Booklover's Mystery, #2) by Julie Kaewert The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani


***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 12/12 *****




message 4: by Ezinwanyi (last edited Dec 27, 2013 09:10PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 1881 comments As Easy As...1-2-3! ( December 2013) Monthly-Mini Challenge:
Read 7/9


Book 1: Just Like Heaven (Done 12/2) ★★★★★
Book 2: A to Z (Done 12/1) ★★★1/2
Book 3: Body and Soul (Done 12/4) ★★★1/2
Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #1) by Julia Quinn A to Z (Coda Books, #2) by Marie Sexton Body and Soul (PsyCop, #3) by Jordan Castillo Price

Book 1: Magic to the Bone (Done 12/6) ★★★★
Book 2: Down London Road (Done 12/8) ★★★★
Book 3: Fury of Seduction (Done 12/27) ★★★★
Magic to the Bone (Allie Beckstrom, #1) by Devon Monk Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2) by Samantha Young Fury of Seduction (Dragonfury, #3) by Coreene Callahan

Book 1: Killing Time (Done 12/17) ★★★★★
Book 2: The Way Home up next
Book 3:
Killing Time (One Eyed Jacks, #1) by Cindy Gerard The Way Home (One-Eyed Jacks #2) by Cindy Gerard Body and Soul (PsyCop, #3) by Jordan Castillo Price


message 5: by Kitten ~♥️ MM series ~ (last edited Dec 11, 2013 07:27PM) (new)

Kitten ~♥️ MM series ~ (wineandbookme) December '1-2-3' Challenge
Duration:
December 1 - December 31, 2013

3/3


✓1.
The Proposition (The Plus One Chronicles,#1) 12/3★★★★☆
2. Fight With Me (With Me In Seattle, #2) 12/4★★★★☆
3. Songs of Submission: Sequence One (Songs of Submission, #1-3) 112/8★★★★☆



message 6: by Penni (last edited Dec 25, 2013 11:25AM) (new)

Penni | 1286 comments Mod
I'm in.

Completed 2/3

1. Dragon Bound - 12/2
2.
3. Lover Awakened - 12/1


message 7: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H Welcome Barbara, Barb, Ezi, Kitten & Penni!!!


message 8: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Dec 28, 2013 04:15PM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 1690 comments Easy As...1-2-3! December Monthly Mini-Challenge
From: December 1st-31st 2013


1 Shattered Glass (Shattered Glass, #1) by Dani Alexander 12/12/13 3♥
2 Letting Go (Rock Bay, #2) by M.J. O'Shea 12/13/13 3♥
3 Lacybourne Manor (Ghosts and Reincarnation, #3) by Kristen Ashley 12/8/13 3♥



1 Chase in Shadow (Johnnies, #1) by Amy Lane 12/7/13 3♥
2 A to Z (Coda Books, #2) by Marie Sexton 12/5/13 3♥
3 Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3 Demonica, #8) by Larissa Ione 12/1/13 5♥


message 9: by Mave (last edited Dec 31, 2013 09:47AM) (new)

Mave | 180 comments I'm in!
December '1-2-3' Challenge
Duration: December 1 - December 31, 2013

3/3 Completed


1.Damned, Chuck Palahniuk, 12/14/13 **** Damned #1
2.The Maiden's Hand, Susan Wiggs, 12/19/13 **** Tudor Rose #2
3.An Ideal Wife, Gemma Townley, 12/30/13 *** Jessica Wild #3


message 10: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Ohhhhh I love the new logo JPP!


message 11: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H Welcome, Melissa and Mave!


message 12: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H Dawn (Kat N Hat) wrote: "Ohhhhh I love the new logo JPP!"

Thanks :)


message 13: by PepperP0t (new)

PepperP0t  | 2049 comments sorry for the dumb question Jenne, is it really 1, 2, 3 or is it just hat they be consecutive? (like would 4, 5, 6 or 2, 3, 4 work just as well?)


message 14: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H Technically for this challenge it needs to be 1, 2, 3. If you wanted to do another combination "Ducks in a Row" is the place for you :)


message 15: by Belkis (last edited Dec 27, 2013 09:31PM) (new)

Belkis (bminaya) I'm in :)

3 of 3 read

✔1. The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) by Samantha Shannon 12/5 ★★★★
✔2. One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost 12/21 ★★★★★
✔3. At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost 12/27 ★★★★★


message 16: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 11, 2013 06:10AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1518 comments The Lost Challenges
December 'Easy as 1,2,3...' Monthly Challenge
Duration:
12/1/2013 - 12/31/2013

Progress: 3 out of 3

Love at Stake #1: How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks - ***** - 12/5/2013
Chocolates Lovers #2: Futures and Frosting by Tara Sivec - ***** - 12/4/2013
Kinsey Millhone #3: C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton - **** - 12/10/2013

Futures and Frosting (Chocolate Lovers, #2) by Tara Sivec How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks C is for Corpse (Kinsey Millhone, #3) by Sue Grafton


message 17: by PepperP0t (new)

PepperP0t  | 2049 comments Jennifer ♔Princess Penguin♔ wrote: "Technically for this challenge it needs to be 1, 2, 3. If you wanted to do another combination "Ducks in a Row" is the place for you :)"

thanks I did do ducks in a row


message 18: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H Welcome, Suzanne!

You're welcome, Pat!


Kitten ~♥️ MM series ~ (wineandbookme) December '1-2-3' Challenge
Duration:
December 1 - December 31, 2013

3/3


✓1.
The Proposition (The Plus One Chronicles,#1) 12/3★★★★☆
2. Fight With Me (With Me In Seattle, #2) 12/4★★★★☆
3. Songs of Submission: Sequence One (Songs of Submission, #1-3) 112/8★★★★☆



message 20: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H WTG, Kitten!!


message 21: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 2521 comments Well as it looks, this is the best I'm going to do this month as I don't have any book threes on tap for December.

READ: 4/6

Set One
✔1~ My Life As a White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland (White Trash Zombie) (12/6
✔2~ The Line Between Here and Gone - Andrea Kane (Forensic Instincts) 12/6
3~ ?

My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane

Set Two
✔1~ Initiation - Ruth Kerce (Xylon Warriors) 12/5
✔2~ Fifth Quarter - Tanya Huff (Quarters) 12/11
3~
Initiation (Xylon Warriors #1) by Ruth D. Kerce Fifth Quarter (Quarters, #2) by Tanya Huff


message 22: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H Well done, Barbara!


message 23: by Barb (last edited Dec 23, 2013 12:40PM) (new)

Barb | 917 comments I'm calling this one done as well :)


DECEMBER 1-2-3
PROGRESS: 6/6


1 – Heresy (Giordano Bruno #1), by S.J. Parris, finished 12/6
2 – Death Overdue (Killer Librarian #2), by Mary Lou Kirwin, finished 12/3
3 – No Place Like Home (Camilla Randall #3), by Anne R. Allen, finished 12/5

Heresy (Giordano Bruno, #1) by S.J. Parris Death Overdue by Mary Lou Kirwin No Place Like Home by Anne R. Allen


1 – The Grave Gourmet (Capucine Culinary #1), by Alexander Campion, finished 12/7
2 – Unbound (Booklover’s #2), by Julie Kaewert, finished 12/10
3 – The Supreme Macaroni Company (Valentine #3), by Adriana Trigiani, finished 12/12


The Grave Gourmet (Capucine Culinary Mystery, #1) by Alexander Campion  The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani


***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 12/12 *****




message 24: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H Wtg, Barb!!


message 25: by Barb (new)

Barb | 917 comments Thanks :)


message 26: by Belkis (new)

Belkis (bminaya) I don't think I'm going to be able to complete this one this month :( the Christmas holiday craziness has cut my reading time and even though I've managed to finish about 11 books, most of them are all first ones in series. Sorry. I'll try again next month when the holidays are over. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday everyone!


message 27: by Ezinwanyi (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 1881 comments why is book 3 so hard to get to?


message 28: by Belkis (new)

Belkis (bminaya) Ezinwanyi~For you, Agron wrote: "why is book 3 so hard to get to?"

Because most of the series that I have to read I have to start so that's why I have read so many "first books" this month. And of course I don't have enough time to get through them. But I'm trying to work something out and I might be able to get a #3 book even if it's a reread of one that I love :)


message 29: by Belkis (new)

Belkis (bminaya) Ezinwanyi~For you, Agron wrote: "why is book 3 so hard to get to?"

Okay, found one for #3 YAY!


message 30: by Barb (new)

Barb | 917 comments Ezinwanyi~For you, Agron wrote: "why is book 3 so hard to get to?"

Good question, but book 3 is always the sticking point for me too!


message 31: by Ezinwanyi (last edited Dec 23, 2013 01:58PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 1881 comments I have Fury of Seduction (Dragonfury, #3) by Coreene Callahan . I need one more.


message 32: by Belkis (new)

Belkis (bminaya) Okay, now I'm done :)


message 33: by Penni (new)

Penni | 1286 comments Mod
I'm having trouble with a second this month. Many firsts, and only one third.

However, next month I'm starting to work on series so should have more than just firsts next time.


message 34: by Ezinwanyi (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 1881 comments I have made peace with the fact that I will lack one #3. But 8 of 9 is okay:D


message 35: by Penni (new)

Penni | 1286 comments Mod
Actually, 8 of 9 is fantastic.

Oh venerable one :-)


message 36: by Ezinwanyi (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 1881 comments thanks Penni


message 37: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 1690 comments Post # 8 done 6/6 read


message 38: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 2521 comments This was a total bust. Didn't read a single book that was 3rd in a series this month.


READ: 4/6

Set One
✔1~ My Life As a White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland (White Trash Zombie) (12/6
✔2~ The Line Between Here and Gone - Andrea Kane (Forensic Instincts) 12/6
3~ ?

My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane

Set Two
✔1~ Initiation - Ruth Kerce (Xylon Warriors) 12/5
✔2~ Fifth Quarter - Tanya Huff (Quarters) 12/11
3~ ?
Initiation (Xylon Warriors #1) by Ruth D. Kerce Fifth Quarter (Quarters, #2) by Tanya Huff


message 39: by Penni (new)

Penni | 1286 comments Mod
Well, if I'd had an extra 3 I'd have shared with you in exchange for a 2 - but I only had one 3. This was a month of 1's for me.

Next month will be different!


message 40: by Belkis (new)

Belkis (bminaya) Penni wrote: "Well, if I'd had an extra 3 I'd have shared with you in exchange for a 2 - but I only had one 3. This was a month of 1's for me.

Next month will be different!"


That was my problem as well. A month chock full of 1s. I managed to read about 14 or so but between novellas and 1s I wasn't able to do more than 1 set this month. Oh well, I guess we'll try for better in January LOL!


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