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message 1: by Book Concierge (last edited Mar 31, 2016 01:35PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2502 comments Mod
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Your challenge is to find the following words/phrases in the TEXT of the books you are reading this month.

You are NOT restricted to one book / one word. In other words, you may find as many of the words/phrases in a single book as you like. If you find all the words in one book you are really lucky!

BASIC Scavenger List
blarney
catholic
emerald
gold
Guiness
Ireland
isle
leprechaun
luck
potato
rainbow
Saint Patrick
shamrock
snake
Stew

BONUS (Optional) Words
ewe
maiden
pretzel
Ulysses
yoga




Unless a variation is specified above, words must match exactly - although I will accept a plural/singular version. But that is the ONLY deviation allowed. So if you are looking for "daddy" - I will NOT allow "father", "Pops" or "dad".

You MUST finish the book before you can claim credit for finding the word/phrase.

Report as follows:
Word - Title of book - date finished - page # where you found the text - QUOTE
E.g.
1. Chandelier – A Prayer for Owen Meany ✔ – 10Jan16 – pg 297 – “…looking at the chandelier, …”

Have fun!

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message 2: by Book Concierge (last edited Jun 02, 2016 07:16AM) (new)


message 3: by Olivermagnus (last edited Mar 31, 2016 06:24AM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 204 comments March Scavenger Challenge

Basic Scavenger List

Completed: 20 of 20

✔ blarney - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page 505 - "and a line in blarney to go with his Cork address and Irish passport"
✔ catholic - By My Hand by Maurizio de Giovanni - 5 Stars - 3/6/16 - page 88 - "to come out of the Catholic school"
✔ emerald - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page 309 - "It was long, emerald green and split down the thigh.
✔ gold - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page 88 - "and a chunky gold watch"
✔ Guiness - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page 40 - "A tall cold Guinness Export"
✔ Ireland - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page 67 - on the boat from Ireland to Liverpool"
✔ isle - Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler/Craig Dirgo - 4 Stars - 3/9/16 - page 13 - "on the isle of Cuba".
✔ leprechaun - How to Survive a Horror Movie by Seth Grahame-Smith - 5 Stars - 3/15/16 - page 127 - "the original Leprechaun was a classic"
✔ luck - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page x 40 - "she thought it brought her luck."
✔ potato - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page 274 - "piece of boiled potato"
✔ rainbow - A Corpse in the Koryo by James Church - 3.5 Stars - 3/3/16 - page 271 - "guesthouse called the Rainbow Inn"
✔ Saint Patrick - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page 40 - today was Saint Patrick's Day"
✔ shamrock - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page 452 - "one of my luck green shamrock cufflinks was missing."
✔ snake - Spilled Blood by Brian Freeman - 4 Stars - 3/4/16 - page 355 - "like a snake on the water"
✔ stew - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page 506 - "I've made stew."

Bonus (Optional) Words

✔ ewe - Touch by Mark Sennen - 3 Stars - 3/28/16 - loc 728 - "I had to collect a ewe from down by the brook."
✔ maiden - Spilled Blood by Brian Freeman - 4 Stars - 3/4/16 - page 39 - wife's maiden name was Grohman"
✔ pretzel - Spilled Blood by Brian Freeman - 4 Stars - 3/4/16 - page 52 - "bags of M&Ms, pretzels, microwave popcorn"
✔ Ulysses - Quinn Checks In by L.H. Thomson - 3.5 Stars -3/13/16 - page 103 - "the last faces I see are Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and Benjamin Franklin"
✔ yoga - Valley of the Lost by Vicki Delany - 4 Stars - 3/14/16 - page 175 - "her friends from yoga class"


message 4: by Koren (last edited Mar 15, 2016 11:23AM) (new)

Koren  (koren56) | 482 comments BASIC Scavenger List
14/15 basic words
5/5/bonus words

blarney

catholic- Safe Harbor by Brian McDonald p. 26. Finished 3/6/16 He seemed to still have much of that good Saint Savior Catholic Schoolboy...

emerald- 1000 Things To Love About America by Barbara Bowers and others finished 3/13 p. 189 From the Emerald Isle we get the color of the day.

gold- Fortunate Son by John Fogerty p. 18 finished 3/2- I grew up feeling very strongly about being Irish- leprechauns, the pot of gold, the Irish
Whiskey...

Guiness- The Yoga Store Murder by Dan Morse finished 3/11. P. 61 Alston Walked to the refrigerator, pulled out a cold Guiness, sat down, and tried to put it out of his mind.

Ireland- Fortunate Son by John Fogerty p. 18 finished 3/2 - The way I heard the story either my dad's dad or his grandfather had escaped the potato famine in Ireland by moving to England.

isle- 1000 Things To Like About America by Barbara Bowers and others finished 3/13 p. 56 ...This tropical isle is near Charleston, NC...

leprechaun- Fortunate Son by John Fogerty p. 18 finished 3/2- I grew up feeling very strongly about being Irish- leprechauns, the pot of gold, the Irish Whiskey...

luck- Safe Harbor by Brian McDonald p. 82 finished 3/6/16 p. 82 ...he couldn't believe his good luck.

potato-Fortunate Son by John Fogerty p. 18 finished 3/2 - The way I heard the story either my dad's dad or his grandfather had escaped the potato famine in Ireland by moving to England.

rainbow- Fortunate Son by John Fogerty-p. 64 finished 3/2 - Tom could have been in the front of a white doo-wop group like the Crests or Randy and the Rainbows...

Saint Patrick- 1000 Things To Love About America by Barbara Bowers and other finished 3/13 p. 149 St. Patrick's Cathedral- Catholic America's pride.

shamrock- Safe Harbor by Brian McDonald p. 74 finished 3/6/16 He kept a pocketful of green shamrock key chains which he would hand to people he'd meet during his daily travels.

snake- Fortunate Son by John Fogerty- p. 45 finished 3/2 -" Who Do You Love", with its human-skull chimney and cobra snake for a necktie.

Stew- Candy Freak by Steve Almond p. 226 ...they heaped places with chop suey and twirled shiny morsels of stew on colored toothpicks...


BONUS (Optional) Words

ewe- Dancing The Cows Home by Sara De Luca finished 3/14 p. 72 Occasionally we missed a laboring ewe , and she delivered in the unprotected grassland.

maiden- Candy Freak by Steve Almond p. 96 finished 3/9 A Minneapolis firm paid tribute to a local tribe with the Yacki-Hula bar, which pictured Native American maidens on the label.

pretzel- Candy Freak by Steve Almond p. 165 finished 3/9 On the line next to the clusters, pretzels were being drenched in peanut butter.

Ulysses- Fortunate Son by John Fogerty p. 196 finished 3/2 - ...but I think the mind-set was to sound biblical or historical, like some of the old fables- perhaps Ulysses.

yoga- TheYoga Store Murder by Dan Morse finished 3/11. p. 4- "It's coming from next door," she said- from lululemon athletic, the luxery yoga store with which Apple shared a wall.


message 5: by Connie (last edited Mar 26, 2016 09:35PM) (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Connie's BASIC Scavenger List
13/15 basic
1/5 bonus
blarney
catholic
emerald The Irish Cottage . (3/19/16) 8% chap. 3. "a trip to the Emerald Isle..."
gold Deadly Engagement . (3/7/16) 62%chap.10 "..with their gentlemen in periwig and gold braid..."
Guinness The Irish Cottage . (3/19/16) 17% chapter 5. "Do you actually like Guinness ?"
Ireland The Irish Cottage . (3/19/16) 11% Chap. 4. What was she doing in Ireland ?
isle The Irish Cottage . (3/19/16) 8% Chap. 3. A trip to the Emerald Isle would mean Hab Nobs and Chocolate Fingers....
leprechaun The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff. (3/7/16) p.20. "Ladies, gentlemen, Jinns, leprechauns..."
luck. Deadly Engagement. (3/7/16) 58%, chap. 9. "However, I prefer to try my luck with your brother."
potato A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (3/15/16) CD 4 track 14. "...my father rescues the potatoes ."
rainbowThe Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff. (3/7/16) p.143. "A line of people stood near a long, sparkling, rainbow countertop that stretched from the sky and ended at a large black kettle."
Saint Patrick Confessions of a Pagan Nun (3/26/16) p. ix. ..the Confessio of Saint Patrick, written around AD 450...
shamrock The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff. (3/7/16) p. 95. "Did you try the Shamrock field?"
snake The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff. (3/7/16) p. 63. "Mr. Roach approached, winding his way around the kitchen table like a slithering snake , baring his crooked, yellow teeth."
stew The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff. (3/7/16) p.3. "If his plan worked, he would never have to set a foot within a thousand miles of a stew pot for the rest of his life."

BONUS (Optional) Words
ewe
maiden
pretzel
Ulysses
yoga The Irish Cottage (3/19/16). 25%, chap. 7. She found a yoga mat in the house and laid it out in front of the lake.


message 6: by Tanya D (new)

Tanya D (tdrosebud) | 12 comments 0 Books read
0/15 Basic
0/5 Bonus


BASIC Scavenger List
blarney
catholic
emerald
gold
Guiness
Ireland
isle
leprechaun
luck
potato
rainbow
Saint Patrick
shamrock
snake
Stew

BONUS (Optional) Words
ewe
maiden
pretzel
Ulysses
yoga


message 7: by Lori Bryan (last edited Mar 19, 2016 08:51AM) (new)

Lori Bryan | 14 comments March 2016 Scavenger Hunt

2 books read
8/15 basic words found
0/5 BONUS words found

BASIC Scavenger List
blarney
✔catholic - Irish History by Séamas Mac Annaidh p.83 - "The Roman Catholic Church was no longer acceptable in England."
✔emerald - David Golder by Irene Nemirovsky p.104 - "...diamonds, pearls, emeralds..."
✔gold - Irish History by Séamas Mac Annaidh p.55 - "...giving up O'Rourke gold for past damages..."
Guiness
✔Ireland - Irish History by Séamas Mac Annaidh p.6 - "The island of Ireland..."
✔isle - Irish History by Séamas Mac Annaidh p.25 - "...Isle of Man..."
leprechaun
luck
✔potato - David Golder by Irene Nemirovsky p109 - "...bits of mashed potato..."
rainbow
✔Saint Patrick - Irish History by Séamas Mac Annaidh p.7 - "Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland..."
shamrock
✔snake - David Golder by Irene Nemirovsky p.92 - "The snakes... he muttered."
stew

BONUS (Optional) Words
ewe
maiden
pretzel
Ulysses
yoga


message 8: by Book Concierge (last edited Jun 02, 2016 07:15AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2502 comments Mod
March Scavenger Challenge
Begins: 01March16 / Ends: 31March16


9 books read
11/15 basic words found
5/5 BONUS words found

Basic Scavenger List
blarney
catholic - Monday, Monday ✔ – 08March16 - pg 32 - "…an elaborate Catholic ceremony…"
emerald - The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam ✔ – 04Mar16 - pg 129 - "… like tiny emerald studs.."
gold- The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam ✔ – 04Mar16 - pg 90 - "…metal monkeys, gold say…"
Guiness - Dead Wake ✔ – 28May16 - pg 302 - "…had his first-ever Guinness."
Ireland - Roots ✔ – 12Apr16 - pg 563 - "…places called Scotland, Ireland…"
isle - The Road to Little Dribbling ✔ – 14May16 - pg 104 - "…tourist site on the Isle of Wight…"
leprechaun
luck- The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam ✔ – 04Mar16 - pg 110 - "…to try my luck at …"
potato- The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam ✔ – 04Mar16 - pg 134 - "…dropped mashed potato on …"
rainbow- Monday, Monday ✔ – 08March16 - pg 99 - "…creating rainbows in the …"
Saint Patrick
shamrock
snake - Monday, Monday ✔ – 08March16 - pg 39 - "…as if a snake had …"
stew - Roots ✔ – 12Apr16 - pg 322 - "…okra, a stew made of peanuts …"

BONUS (Optional) Words
ewe - Peyton Place ✔ – 06Apr16 - pg 260 - "…one of his ewes had taken …"
maiden - Monday, Monday ✔ – 08March16 - pg 109 - "…a Polynesian maiden emerged…"
pretzel - Blood Daughters ✔ – 07May16 - pg 6 - "She ate pretzels and nursed ..."
Ulysses - The Country Under My Skin ✔ – 16March16 - pg 220 - "… when Ulises a top official …"
yoga - Beautiful Ruins ✔ – 19Apr16 - pg 90 - "…exercise ball and yoga mat, ..."


message 9: by JennH (last edited Mar 21, 2016 10:17AM) (new)

JennH | 189 comments BASIC Scavenger List

✔blarney - Dead to the Last Drop - 3/20/16 - p257 - "I kissed the Blarney Stone."
✔catholic - Dead Ever After - 3/13/16 - p144 - "To the rear of Merlotte's and facing onto the another street lay the little Catholic church..."
✔emerald - Wedding Cake Murder - 3/14/16 - p215 - "And she's wearing a huge emerald ring."
✔gold - Undead and Unfinished - 3/3/16 - p213 - "I held out the tiny cross on the gold chain to Tina."
Guiness

✔Ireland - Leprechaun in Late Winter - 3/17/16 - p10 - "When you land in the county of Galway, Ireland"
✔isle - Leprechaun in Late Winter - 3/17/16 - p102 - "the Isle of Merlin in the Irish Sea."
✔leprechaun - Leprechaun in Late Winter - 3/17/16 - p67 - "A leprechaun!"
✔luck - Undead and Unfinished - 3/3/16 - p136 - "Damn the luck."
✔potato - Undead and Unfinished - 3/3/16 - p41 - "Like a drink made from a potato wasn't yuck-o enough."

✔rainbow - Undead and Unfinished - 3/3/16 - p45 - "Not the weekly deli platter from Rainbow Foods."
✔Saint Patrick - Leprechaun in Late Winter - 3/17/16 - p112 - "Leprechauns are featured on St. Patrick's Day"
✔shamrock - Wedding Cake Murder - 3/14/16 - p84 - "used for his Shamrock Limousine Service."
✔snake - Undead and Unfinished - 3/3/16 - p275 - The last part to be smashed like a snake..."
✔stew - Wedding Cake Murder - 3/14/15 - p64 - "Let's dish up the stew,"

BONUS (Optional) Words
ewe
maiden
✔pretzel - Dead to the Last Drop - 3/20/16 - p197 - "...we all use the little bar pretzel sticks..."
✔Ulysses - Dead to the Last Drop - 3/20/16 - p287 - "Ulysses 'Unconditional Surrender' Grant was the second President with a beard."
✔yoga - Dead Ever After - 3/13/16 - p74 - "Yoga pants?"


message 10: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2502 comments Mod
Welcome aboard, everyone. I think I have everyone linked. Let me know if I missed you.


message 11: by Patty (last edited Mar 25, 2016 01:49PM) (new)

Patty | 173 comments BASIC Scavenger List

blarney
catholic-The Husband's Secret-3/11/16-page 34-"Who says he's not Catholic?"
emerald-Freckles-3/8/16-page 69-"the shifting emerald of leaves."
gold-Save Me-3/5/16-page 52-"a line of gold studs in one ear."
Guinness-Heroes are my Weakness-3/25/16-page 150-"mystery ingredient that might be Guinness.
Ireland-Freckles-3/8/16-page 130-"Ireland has the greenest grass"
isle-The Miniaturist-3/16/16-page 306-"as distant to him as the isles of Molucca."
leprechaun-The Husband's Secret-3/11/16-page 78-"any more profane than "leprechaun."
luck-Save Me-3/5/16-page 19-"Here we are,good luck!"
potato-Save Me-3/5/16-page 106-"take potato chips back"
rainbow-Save Me-3/5/16-page 1-"into a disjointed rainbow."
Saint Patrick-Vanished-3/21/16-page 1-"steps of Saint Patrick's Cathedral"
shamrock-Freckles-3/8/16-page 132-"You love the shamrock green!"
snake-Save Me-3/5/16-page 340-"asphalt like a snake's nest."
Stew-Robin Hood-3/18/16-page 93-"into the rich stew"

BONUS (Optional) Words
ewe-The Miniaturist- 3/16/16- page 27-"There are enough rams and ewes"
maiden-The Miniaturist-3/16/16-page 68-"the word of Nella's maiden name with care"
pretzel-Save Me-3/5/16-page 292-"First, the pretzel factory"
Ulysses-Robin Hood-3/18/16-page 104-"as subtle as Ulysses."
yoga-Save Me-3/5/16-page 57-"black yoga pants and flats."


message 12: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2502 comments Mod
I've got you linked, Patty. Welcome to the hunt!


message 13: by Licha-Olivia (last edited Mar 27, 2016 09:10PM) (new)

Licha-Olivia | 257 comments BASIC Scavenger List
(1) Envy by Sandra Brown (3/26/16) 4****
(2) Never Never by Brianna R. Shrum (2/27/16) 4****

blarney
(1) catholic: page 124-...a devout and practicing Catholic
(2) emerald: page 110- ...emerald greens sparkled down at him.
(1) gold: page33-...a gold star for being such a clever boy.
Guiness
Ireland
(1) isle: page 95-...the strongest in the British Isles
leprechaun
(1) luck: page 364-"No luck?"
(1) potato: page 290-...potato salad made with real mayo,...
(1) rainbow: page 101-The Rainbow Room."
(1) Saint Patrick: page 16-...St. Patrick's Cathedral weren't draped...
shamrock
(1) snake: page 398-Don't know about snakes, though,"
(1) Stew: page 236-..give her plenty of time to stew...

BONUS (Optional) Words
ewe
(1) maiden: page 303-A batty maiden aunt-read...
pretzel
Ulysses
yoga


message 14: by Marilyn (last edited Mar 22, 2016 06:43PM) (new)

Marilyn Lott | 331 comments March Scavenger Challenge
Begins: 01March16 / Ends: 31March16

4 books read
10/15 basic words found
2/5 BONUS words found

Basic Scavenger List
blarney
catholic--Affinity--3/4/16--p. 63--"the sad-faced Catholic girl..."
emerald--Affinity--3/4/16--p. 102 "...emerald...the size of an egg..."
gold--Affinity--3/4/16--p. 45--"...gold curls showed at the nape of..."
Guiness
Ireland--The Kitchen House--3/14/16--p. 32--"...the city in Ireland..."
isle
leprechaun--The Husband's Secret--3/22/16--p. 78--"...word didn't sound any more profane than leprechaun..."
luck--Affinity--3/4/16--p. 107--"...and worse luck to you..."
potato--Affinity--3/4/16--p. 104--"...of rabbit on it and a boiled potato..."
rainbow--The Husband's Secret--3/22/16--p. 333--"...whenever she saw a rainbow."
Saint Patrick
shamrock
snake--Affinity--3/4/16--p. 239--"...heavy and dry--as the snakes are..."
stew--Hemingway in Love: His Own Story--3/22/16--locat. 142--"...a Basque-style codfish stew..."

BONUS (Optional) Words
ewe
maiden
pretzel--Hemingway in Love: His Own Story--3/22/16--locat. 684--"...Ernest tore open a bag of pretzels..."
Ulysses
yoga--The Husband's Secret--3/22/16--p. 186--"She must do yoga, thought Tess."


message 15: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2502 comments Mod
Glad you're joining us, Licha-Olivia & Marilyn - your links are set up.


message 16: by Koren (new)

Koren  (koren56) | 482 comments When I first saw this challenge I didnt think I would find half of these words. Now here I am with only 1 left to go. Frustration! I found Barney but not blarney! LOL!


message 17: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Me too. I definitely had to start reading more books about Ireland than I expected.....but still haven't found blarney! :-)


message 18: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2502 comments Mod
Koren wrote: "When I first saw this challenge I didnt think I would find half of these words. Now here I am with only 1 left to go. Frustration! I found Barney but not blarney! LOL!"

Oh, that reminds me of November, when a bonus word was "shuffling" and I kept getting excited when I found "stuffing."


message 19: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Wow! Shuffling! Another tough one.


message 20: by Olivermagnus (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 204 comments Olivermagnus wrote: "
March Scavenger Challenge


Basic Scavenger List

Completed: 20 of 20

✔ blarney - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page 505 - "and a line in blarney to go with his Cork address..."


Sliding in for the finish!


message 21: by Carol (new)

Carol | 2101 comments Congrats! Good job. I'll do April's. It only had a few days left when I joined this group.


message 22: by Koren (new)

Koren  (koren56) | 482 comments Got all the words except for Blarney. I see a couple of people got all the words. Congrats to you. Cant wait to start the next challenge. When will it be posted?


message 23: by Carol (new)

Carol | 2101 comments Olivermagnus wrote: "
March Scavenger Challenge


Basic Scavenger List

Completed: 20 of 20

✔ blarney - The Verdict by Nick Stone - 3.5 Stars - 3/12/16 - page 505 - "and a line in blarney to go with his Cork address..."



message 24: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2502 comments Mod
Congrats to Olivermagnus for finding ALL the words! And looks like you did it within the month of March, to boot!


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