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message 1: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Dec 01, 2013 11:08PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9737 comments Mod


DHASG December Challenge

Introduction: December is the last month of 2013. Thank you so much for celebrating this year of 2013 with us by participating in the challenges on the Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group. Without your participation, our pilot year of monthly challenges would be a bust. Help us celebrate December and ease in the exciting new year of 2014 on the DHASG!

Whatever holidays you celebrate this month, we can always celebrate the end of a year and lots of good reading and companionship on the Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group.

Instructions:

1. Each participant can can sign up at any time from the opening of thread and post their final stats when finished.
2. Books must be read between December 1st and December 31st, 2013.
3. One book counts for one part of the challenge.
4. Books can be of any genre unless specifically stated.


Levels

1. Book Blizzard: Read 9-12 books.
2. Let it Snow Books: Read 6-8 books.
3. Cuddle up With a Book: Read 3-5 books.


1. Holiday Music Is Upon Us!: Read a book that brings to mind a well-loved Christmas carol or holiday themed song. Your choice. (excludes songs used in the challenge: #6, 7 and 10.)

2. To Do List: Strike a book that you have needed to read off your busy Reading To-Do list.

3. Last but not least: Since December is the last month of the year, read the last book in a series you've been following, or read the last book you bought this year so far. Is "last, end, final" in the title? That counts. Any other way of representing the concept of "Last" is eligible.

4. In Memoriam: In honor of the Pearl Harbor bombing on December 7th, read a book about WWII, set during this time, or in some way related to WWII (maybe a character has a relative who fought in the war). You could also read a book set in Hawaii or with a character who is in the Navy.

5. Celebrate the Holiday of Your Choice: December is blessed with celebration holidays related to various religious traditions. Choose one that has some meaning to you and read a book that reminds you of that day. You may choose any of these and another one that you think of that I have not listed: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, HumanLights.

6. What are you doing on New Year's Eve?: Read a book that represents your ideal way to spend the last day of the year. Please indicate what that is in parenthesis when you post your stats.

7. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly: The Holly plant is a birth plant for December. It has symbolism both to Christian and pre-Christian cultures such as the Druids. In heraldry, it symbolizes truth. Read a book that represents holly
in any of the following ways: cover is red and green, character is named Holly, a Christmas-themed book, a Druid character, a knight (wears a shield/decorations with Heraldry), read a Harry Potter book since some of the wands are made from the wood, or even read a book with a main character who has red hair and green eyes.

8. Winter Break: If you're in school, you get anywhere from a few days to two weeks off for winter break. Most of us get Christmas day or New Years Eve off for work. You get one free book of your choice for this challenge.

9. Wish List: If you make a wish list for your holiday celebration, or even ask "Santa" for a gift this time of year, read a book that represents what you might ask for as your gift.

10. Baby it's Cold Outside!: Unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere, it's getting chilly and we want to cuddle up with a good book and a hot drink. Read a book that represents cold weather in some way. You can choose.

11. I Use: Capricorn is one of the December birth signs. "I Use" is the trait most commonly associated with Capricorns. Capricorns are known for the following traits: ambitious, moody, cautious, disciplined, detached, patient, practical, responsible, reserved, and stubborn. Pick a book with character(s) who represent any of these traits.

12. Say Goodbye!: Since the year is ending, it's easy to look back on what we did or didn't accomplish this year. Read a book that represents that feeling of wrapping up another year. It's up to you!



Here's to all the participants in the monthly challenges. We really appreciate you taking part in the challenges. We couldn't do it without you! I hope you will continue to take part in the new year of 2014!



All information about December and images taken from various websites that do not belong to me.

Challenge Participants

Elizabeth
Danielle The Book Huntress
Tina Theresa
Suzanne
Amanda



message 2: by Elizabeth (last edited Jan 01, 2014 12:07AM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) I'm in!

DHASG December 2013 Challenge
Duration: 12/1/13 - 12/31/13
Progress 10/9-12
Level:Book Blizzard

1. Holiday Music Is Upon Us!: The Night Before Christmas, 12/26/2013, 3*
2. To Do List: Own the Wind, 12/8/2013, 3*
3. Last but not least: Fire Inside, 12/12/13, 4.5*
4. In Memoriam: (WWII-related, MC escaped from Hungary during WWII) The Time Between, 12/4/2013, 3*
5. Celebrate the Holiday of Your Choice: -
6. What are you doing on New Year's Eve?: Read a book that represents your ideal way to spend the last day of the year (with family and friends) Holiday Games, 12/5/2013, 3*
7. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly: (MC has red hair and green eyes) The Untamed Mackenzie, 12/22/2013, 3.5*
8. Winter Break: Blue By You, 12/5/2013, 4*
9. Wish List: Kitty Takes a Holiday, 12/27/2013, 3*
10. Baby it's Cold Outside!: set in Scotland The Seduction of Elliot McBride, 12/20/2013, 3*
11. I Use: Capricorns are known for the following traits: (disciplined) Murder Game, 12/18/2013, 4*
12. Say Goodbye!: -

The Time Between by Karen White Holiday Games (Play by Play, #6.5) by Jaci Burton Blue By You by Rachel Gibson Own the Wind (Chaos, #1) by Kristen Ashley Fire Inside (Chaos, #2) by Kristen Ashley The Seduction of Elliot McBride (Highland Pleasures, #5) by Jennifer Ashley Murder Game (GhostWalkers, #7) by Christine Feehan The Untamed Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures, #5.5) by Jennifer Ashley The Night Before Christmas by Lori Foster Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3) by Carrie Vaughn


message 3: by Tina Theresa (last edited Dec 30, 2013 04:04PM) (new)

Tina Theresa | 96 comments Book Blizzard: 10/9-12

1. Holiday Music Is Upon Us!: Christmas in the Northwest -setting is Seattle Fury of Fire 12/17
2. To Do List: Insurgent 12/10
3. Last but not least: Allegiant 12/13
4. In Memoriam: Ansel was alive during WWII. Nightwalker 12/15
5. Celebrate the Holiday of Your Choice: Home is where your family is. Take Me Home 12/17
6. What are you doing on New Year's Eve?: Hammered 12/8
7. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly: Hexed 12/5
8. Winter Break: Hexed 12/16
9. Wish List: All he ever dreamed
10. Baby it's Cold Outside!: A Hint of Frost
11. I Use: - Darker After Midnight 12/4
12. Say Goodbye!: Since the year is ending, it's easy to look back on what we did or didn't accomplish this year. Read a book that represents that feeling of wrapping up another year. It's up to you!

Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne All He Ever Dreamed (Kowalski Family, #6) by Shannon Stacey Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3) by Kevin Hearne Fury of Fire (Dragonfury, #1) by Coreene Callahan Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breed, #10) by Lara Adrian Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth Nightwalker (Stormwalker, #4) by Allyson James Hexed (Includes Kate Daniels, #4.5; Otherworld, #9.5; Stormwalker, #3.5; Anna Strong Chronicles, #6.5) by Ilona Andrews Take Me Home (Country Roads, #1) by Inez Kelley A Hint of Frost (Araneae Nation, #1) by Hailey Edwards


message 4: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 30, 2013 02:19PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 126 comments Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group
DHASG December Challenge
Duration:
12/1/2013 - 12/31/2013

Progress: 9 out of 9 (Book Blizzard)

1. Holiday Music Is Upon Us!: Read a book that brings to mind a well-loved Christmas carol or holiday themed song. Your choice. (excludes songs used in the challenge: #6, 7 and 10.)

2. To Do List: Strike a book that you have needed to read off your busy Reading To-Do list:
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt - ***** - 12/11/2013

3. Last but not least: Since December is the last month of the year, read the last book in a series you've been following, or read the last book you bought this year so far. Is "last, end, final" in the title? That counts. Any other way of representing the concept of "Last" is eligible.

4. In Memoriam: In honor of the Pearl Harbor bombing on December 7th, read a book about WWII, set during this time, or in some way related to WWII (maybe a character has a relative who fought in the war). You could also read a book set in Hawaii or with a character who is in the Navy.

5. Celebrate the Holiday of Your Choice: December is blessed with celebration holidays related to various religious traditions. Choose one that has some meaning to you and read a book that reminds you of that day. You may choose any of these and another one that you think of that I have not listed: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, HumanLights:
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter - ** - 12/22/2013 - Family

6. What are you doing on New Year's Eve?: Read a book that represents your ideal way to spend the last day of the year. Please indicate what that is in parenthesis when you post your stats:
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke - **** - 12/17/2013 - Reading Books

7. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly: The Holly plant is a birth plant for December. It has symbolism both to Christian and pre-Christian cultures such as the Druids. In heraldry, it symbolizes truth. Read a book that represents holly in any of the following ways: cover is red and green, character is named Holly, a Christmas-themed book, a Druid character, a knight (wears a shield/decorations with Heraldry), read a Harry Potter book since some of the wands are made from the wood, or even read a book with a main character who has red hair and green eyes.
Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin - *** - 12/15/2013 - Red & Green Cover

8. Winter Break: If you're in school, you get anywhere from a few days to two weeks off for winter break. Most of us get Christmas day or New Years Eve off for work. You get one free book of your choice for this challenge.
Bone Magic by Yasmine Galenorn - *** - 12/2/2013

9. Wish List: If you make a wish list for your holiday celebration, or even ask "Santa" for a gift this time of year: Read a book that represents what you might ask for as your gift:
12 Rounds by Lauren Hammond - **** - 12/19/2013 - A TATTOO!!

10. Baby it's Cold Outside!: Unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere, it's getting chilly and we want to cuddle up with a good book and a hot drink: Read a book that represents cold weather in some way. You can choose:
Fever by Maya Banks - **** - 12/9/2013

11. I Use: Capricorn is one of the December birth signs. "I Use" is the trait most commonly associated with Capricorns. Capricorns are known for the following traits: ambitious, moody, cautious, disciplined, detached, patient, practical, responsible, reserved, and stubborn. Pick a book with character(s) who represent any of these traits.
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks - ***** - 12/5/2013

12. Say Goodbye!: Since the year is ending, it's easy to look back on what we did or didn't accomplish this year: Read a book that represents that feeling of wrapping up another year. It's up to you!
Futures and Frosting by Tara Sivec - ***** - 12/4/2013

Bone Magic (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon, #7) by Yasmine Galenorn Futures and Frosting (Chocolate Lovers, #2) by Tara Sivec How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks Fever (Breathless, #2) by Maya Banks Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1) by Steven D. Levitt Butterfly Swords (Tang Dynasty, #1) by Jeannie Lin Inkheart (Inkworld, #1) by Cornelia Funke 12 Rounds (Knockout, #1) by Lauren Hammond Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter


message 5: by funnichic0318 (last edited Dec 31, 2013 10:12AM) (new)

funnichic0318 | 86 comments DHASG December 2013 Challenge
Duration: 12/1/13 - 12/31/13
Level: Let it Snow Books
Progress: 6/6

1. To Do List: Masters at Arms by Kallypso Masters; Read 12/18/13

2. Last but not least: The Professional: Part 1 by Kresley Cole; Read 12/16/13

3. In Memoriam: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon; Read 12/15/13

4. Celebrate the Holiday of Your Choice: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas; Read 12/02/13

5. What are you doing on New Year's Eve?: (reading; Gwen is a book editor) Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley; Read 12/26/13

6. Wish List: The Guy Next Door by Lori Foster, Susan Donovan, Victoria Dahl; Read 12/04/13

Masters at Arms (Rescue Me, #1) by Kallypso Masters The Professional Part 1 by Kresley Cole Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1) by Kristen Ashley The Guy Next Door (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #0.5; Donovan Brothers Brewery, #0.5) by Lori Foster


message 6: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9737 comments Mod
The January 2014 challenge is up:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 7: by Tina Theresa (new)

Tina Theresa | 96 comments Post#3. Done. I read as much as I could.


message 8: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Dec 31, 2013 11:57PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9737 comments Mod
Congrats on finishing, Tina Theresa. You won your challenge regardless, but I did note you had Hexed down twice. Was that a mistake or did you read two books named Hexed?


message 9: by funnichic0318 (new)

funnichic0318 | 86 comments I'm finished! Post 5 is updated.


message 10: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9737 comments Mod
Congratulatons, Amanda!


message 11: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Jan 02, 2014 01:47PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9737 comments Mod
Danielle's DHASG December Challenge

Update: 1/2/14
Completed: 11/9-12
Level: Book Blizzard

DONE 1. Holiday Music Is Upon Us!: Read a book that brings to mind a well-loved Christmas carol or holiday themed song. Your choice. (excludes songs used in the challenge: #6, 7 and 10.)--The Real 12 Days of Christmas by Helen Haigle 12/9

DONE 2. To Do List: Strike a book that you have needed to read off your busy Reading To-Do list.--Moving Target by JA Jance 12/28

3. Last but not least: Since December is the last month of the year, read the last book in a series you've been following, or read the last book you bought this year so far. Is "last, end, final" in the title? That counts. Any other way of representing the concept of "Last" is eligible.

DONE 4. In Memoriam: In honor of the Pearl Harbor bombing on December 7th, read a book about WWII, set during this time, or in some way related to WWII (maybe a character has a relative who fought in the war). You could also read a book set in Hawaii or with a character who is in the Navy.--Fables Volume 8, Wolves by Bill Willingham 12/30

DONE 5. Celebrate the Holiday of Your Choice: December is blessed with celebration holidays related to various religious traditions. Choose one that has some meaning to you and read a book that reminds you of that day. You may choose any of these and another one that you think of that I have not listed: Christmas--Thirty Scripture Readings for Christmas, edited by Christopher D. Hudson 12/31

DONE 6. What are you doing on New Year's Eve?: Read a book that represents your ideal way to spend the last day of the year. Please indicate what that is in parenthesis when you post your stats.--Imprisoned by a Vow by Annie West (represents reading a good book) 12/20

DONE 7. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly: The Holly plant is a birth plant for December. It has symbolism both to Christian and pre-Christian cultures such as the Druids. In heraldry, it symbolizes truth. Read a book that represents holly
in any of the following ways: cover is red and green, character is named Holly, a Christmas-themed book, a Druid character, a knight (wears a shield/decorations with Heraldry), read a Harry Potter book since some of the wands are made from the wood, or even read a book with a main character who has red hair and green eyes.--A Grosvenor Square Christmas by Anna Campbell, et al 12/26

DONE 8. Winter Break: If you're in school, you get anywhere from a few days to two weeks off for winter break. Most of us get Christmas day or New Years Eve off for work. You get one free book of your choice for this challenge.--The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 12/11

DONE 9. Wish List: If you make a wish list for your holiday celebration, or even ask "Santa" for a gift this time of year, read a book that represents what you might ask for as your gift.--The Magic of Christmas by et al (a baby of my own) 12/20

DONE 10. Baby it's Cold Outside!: Unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere, it's getting chilly and we want to cuddle up with a good book and a hot drink. Read a book that represents cold weather in some way. You can choose. Christmas Promises by Lynne Graham et al (I think of cold and snowy nights when I think of Christmas) 12/26

DONE 11. I Use: Capricorn is one of the December birth signs. "I Use" is the trait most commonly associated with Capricorns. Capricorns are known for the following traits: ambitious, moody, cautious, disciplined, detached, patient, practical, responsible, reserved, and stubborn. Pick a book with character(s) who represent any of these traits.--Bigby Wolf is a lot of these, from Fables, Vol. 9, Sons of Empire by Bill Willingham 12/31

DONE 12. Say Goodbye!: Read a book that represents that feeling of wrapping up another year. It's up to you!--Joined by Marriage by Carole Mortimer 12/30



message 12: by Tina Theresa (new)

Tina Theresa | 96 comments Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) wrote: "Congrats on finishing, Tina Theresa. You won your challenge regardless, but I did note you had Hexed down twice. Was that a mistake or did you read two books named Hexed?"

It is two different books. Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne Hexed (Includes Kate Daniels, #4.5; Otherworld, #9.5; Stormwalker, #3.5; Anna Strong Chronicles, #6.5) by Ilona Andrews


message 13: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9737 comments Mod
Okay. Thanks!


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