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message 1: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 487 comments Mod
"It's Not Easy Being Green" Spell-out Challenge
Duration: March 1 thru March 31, 2016

March is a month of Green.
This month spell-out something that is "Green"
Like:
Kermit the Frog, Emerald City, Leaves, Pistachio Ice Cream, Shamrocks, Isles of Ireland, etc......
Do as many as you like.

Have Fun & Happy Reading! :D

Challenge Rules

1. One book for each letter.
2. You may use * the first word of a book's title (exclude a, an, the)
OR * the initials of an author's first or last name,
OR * the initials of the main character's first or last name.
3. All books must be 100 pages or more. Re-reads are allowed as long as you actually read the book. No skimming!
4. Add the date that you completed each book. Your rating is optional.


message 2: by Diana S (last edited Mar 25, 2016 12:37AM) (new)

Diana S | 487 comments Mod
Participants List:

Lori - (New Grass)
Olivermagnus - (Shamrock) - COMPLETED :D
Book Concierge - (Shamrock)
Diana S - (Praying Mantis)
Jaret - (Peas)
JennH - (Pistachio)
Marti - (Limes)
Connie - (Grass) - COMPLETED :D
Licha - Olivia - (Leaves)
Marilyn - (Shamrock) - COMPLETED :D
Patty (Moss)
Carol (Shamrocks) - COMPLETED :D


message 3: by Lori Bryan (last edited Mar 19, 2016 08:52AM) (new)

Lori Bryan | 14 comments One of my favorite things about Spring is when the grass turns green again!

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✔G - David Golder is the main character in the book of the same name by Irene Nemirovsky 2 March ★★★
R
A
✔S - Irish History by Séamas Mac Annaidh 15 March ★★★
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message 4: by Olivermagnus (last edited Mar 22, 2016 05:39AM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) We don't get many of these in Arizona!

8 of 8

S - Spilled Blood by Brian Freeman - 4 Stars - 3/4/16
H - How to Survive a Horror Movie - Seth Grahame-Smith - 5 Stars- 3/14/16
A - Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke - 3 Stars - 3/8/16
M - Maurizio de Giovanni - By My Hand - 5 Stars - 3/6/16
R - Rivka Galchen - Atmospheric Disturbances - 3 Stars -3/7/16
O - Other Side of Midnight - James Church - 4 Stars - 3/21/16
C - Cussler, Clive - The Golden Buddha - 3.5 Stars - 3/9/16
K - Kaaberbol, Lena - The Boy in the Suitcase - 4.5 Stars - 3/18/16


message 5: by Book Concierge (last edited Jun 17, 2016 08:18AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2763 comments Mod
It's Not Easy Being Green SPELL OUT Challenge
Begins: 01March16 / Ends: 31March16


8/8 completed

S - Sound of Glass ✔ – 04May16
H - HILLLERMAN, Tony / Dance Hall of the Dead ✔ – 12March16
A - Atticus ✔ – 21Apr16
M - Monday, Monday ✔ – 08March16
R - Roots: The Saga of an American Family ✔ – 12Apr16
O - OGAWA, Yōko / The Housekeeper and the Professor ✔ – 12June16
C - Chris Ewan / The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam ✔ – 04Mar16
K - Kitchen House ✔ – 29Apr16


message 6: by Diana S (last edited Mar 30, 2016 12:05PM) (new)

Diana S | 487 comments Mod
"It's Not Easy Being Green" Spell-out Challenge
Books Read: 12/13

Spell-out: Praying Mantis

Portia Cuthcart in The Glass Kitchen: A Novel of Sisters by Linda Francis Lee (3/11/16) 3.5 ★★★
Roald Dahl's The BFG (3/18/16) 3.5 ★★★
Alexander McCall Smith's The Double Comfort Safari Club (3/7/16) ★★★★
Yovanoff, Brenna - Paper Valentine (3/15/16) 3.5 ★★★
I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora (3/24/16) ★★★★
Nutmeg Nutmouse in Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn (3/29/16) ★★★★
Grene, Dr in The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (3/20/16) ★★★★

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (3/6/16) ★★★★
Angie in The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher (3/19/16) 3.5 ★★★
Nanny in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (2/27/16) 3.5 ★★★
Tara Dairman's All Four Stars (3/26/16) 3.5 ★★★
I
Syrie James' The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen (3/9/16) ★★★★

I Love Green
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James The Glass Kitchen A Novel of Sisters by Linda Francis Lee Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff The BFG by Roald Dahl The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry All Four Stars by Tara Dairman I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall (Tumtum and Nutmeg #1-3) by Emily Bearn Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston


message 7: by Jaret (last edited Mar 05, 2016 08:55PM) (new)

Jaret | 210 comments "It's Not Easy Being Green" Spell-out Challenge
Books read: 1/4

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Maj Sjowall Roseanna 3/5/2016 3 stars


message 8: by JennH (last edited Mar 30, 2016 03:05PM) (new)

JennH | 212 comments "It's Not Easy Being Green" Spell-out Challenge


✔Presto, Frankie in The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom 3/25/16 4 stars
✔I'll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark 3/30/16 4 stars
✔Sookie Stackhouse in Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris 3/13/16 3 3 1/2 stars
✔Taylor, Betsy in Undead and Unfinished by Mary Janice Davidson 3/3/16 3 stars
✔Abby Lane aka Abigail Parker in Dead to the Last Drop be Cleo Coyle 3/20/16 3 1/2 stars
✔Casino Royale by Ian Fleming 3/9/16 3 stars
✔Hannah Swensen in Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke 3/14/16 3 stars
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✔Osbourne, Mary Pope wrote Leprechaun in Late Winter 3/17/16 3 stars


message 9: by Marti (last edited Mar 22, 2016 05:02PM) (new)

Marti (coloreader) | 50 comments "It's not easy being green" March challenge.


L-Lucy Barton, main character in My Name is Lucy Barton. Two Stars. 3/22/16
I-I don't think I'm going to find a book for "I".
M-(A) Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Four stars 3/11/16
E-Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline. Four Stars. 3/21/16
S-Scandalous Behavior by Stuart Woods. Two Stars 3/6/16.


message 10: by Connie (last edited Mar 16, 2016 06:06PM) (new)

Connie D | 265 comments "It's not easy being green" (except in rainy Washington).

G is for Gratitude by Oliver Sacks. 4 stars. 3/7/16
R is for Reacher, Jack Reacher, in Make Me by Lee Child. 4 stars. 3/5/16
A is for Alec Halsey. Deadly Engagement. 3.5 stars. 3/7/16.
S is for Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka. 5 stars. 3/15/16.
S is for Strayed, Cheryl. Brave Enough. 5 stars. 3/7/16


message 11: by Marti (new)

Marti (coloreader) | 50 comments Connie wrote: ""It's not easy being green" (except in rainy Washington).

G No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay. 4.5 stars. 3/3/16
R Jack Reacher. Make Me by Lee Child
A Alec Halsey. Deadly Engagement.
S Sh..."


I this your reading plan, or what you have already finished?!


message 12: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2763 comments Mod
Connie wrote: ""It's not easy being green" (except in rainy Washington).

G No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay. 4.5 stars. 3/3/16
R Jack Reacher. Make Me by Lee Child
A Alec Halsey. Deadly Engagement.
S Sh..."


Connie the title (excluding A, An,The) has to START with the letter to count it ... so No Time for Goodbye would be an "N" not a "G"


message 13: by Licha-Olivia (last edited Mar 27, 2016 09:12PM) (new)

Licha-Olivia | 276 comments "It's Not Easy Being Green" Spell-out Challenge

Leanne (one of the main characters) A Girl's Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber (3/20/16) 5*****
Envy by Sandra Brown (3/26/16) 4****
A
V
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Shrug, Brianna R., Never Never (3/27/16) 4****


message 14: by Marilyn (last edited Mar 19, 2016 04:04PM) (new)

Marilyn Lott | 363 comments It's Not Easy Being Green SPELL OUT Challenge
Begins: 01March16 / Ends: 31March16

8/8 completed

Sarah Waters, author of Affinity--3/4/16--a gothic story of a book, with the main character visiting and falling in love with a medium suspected of murder in an 1870's British prison.

Hanff Korelitz, Jean, author of You Should Have Known--3/11/16--interesting novel about a marriage therapist whose own marriage goes predictably awry, but unpredictable about her husband and his problems. Should make for an interesting discussion.

Anita Shreve, author of Stella Bain--3/11/16--entertaining short book about lady ambulance driver in WWII France, who suffers shell shock, losing her memory for several months.

Matilde--main character in Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff--3/4/16--2nd half of the book is told from her point of view, much more enjoyable than the 1st half! Actually looking forward to reading it a second time rather than listening to it because it is beautifully written.

Rainbow Rowell, author of Eleanor & Park--3/19/16--although it's been a long time since I've been a teenager, I enjoyed listening, especially the family parts--it seemed all too realistic.

Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck--3/8/16--my husband and I listened to this book and finished only because I'm reading it for 2 different book clubs! It was ruined in the second half with gratuitous profanity. Interview with the author and his brother at the end almost made listening to 450 pages worthwhile!

Chance, Harriet, the main character in This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison--3/16/16--great book about a 78 year old widow who takes a look back on her life through a narrator/emcee conducting "This is Your Life" happenings, like the old TV show.

Kitchen House>/b> by Kathleen Grissom--3/14/16--second time I've read it, and while it's an entertaining story, there doesn't seem to be much depth to it. Can't quite put my finger on what it's missing.


message 15: by Connie (last edited Mar 07, 2016 05:54PM) (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Marti wrote: "Connie wrote: ""It's not easy being green" (except in rainy Washington).

G No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay. 4.5 stars. 3/3/16
R Jack Reacher. Make Me by Lee Child
A Alec Halsey. Deadly Eng..."


Marti,
The ones that are bold already and have dates are already finished! I'm doing pretty well this month!

I typed in my whole plan in advanced too, though, because otherwise I'd forget!


message 16: by Diana S (last edited Mar 11, 2016 07:56PM) (new)

Diana S | 487 comments Mod
Connie wrote: "Marti wrote: "Connie wrote: ""It's not easy being green" (except in rainy Washington).

G No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay. 4.5 stars. 3/3/16
R Jack Reacher. Make Me by Lee Child
A Alec Hals..."


Oh no! I just noticed. Connie , please reread the rules for this challenge. The G or the R will not count. The titles must start with the first letter of the title, excluding a, an, or the. :(

Correction: the "R" counts Connie. It's the MC character's name


message 17: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 363 comments Diana S wrote: "Connie wrote: "Marti wrote: "Connie wrote: ""It's not easy being green" (except in rainy Washington).

G No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay. 4.5 stars. 3/3/16
R Jack Reacher. Make Me by Lee Ch..."


Wouldn't the R count because it's one of the main character's initials?


message 18: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 487 comments Mod
Marilyn, Your Right! Good Catch! :)


message 19: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Book Concierge wrote: "Connie wrote: ""It's not easy being green" (except in rainy Washington).

G No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay. 4.5 stars. 3/3/16
R Jack Reacher. Make Me by Lee Child
A Alec Halsey. Deadly Eng..."



Thanks for the reminder. I fixed it.


message 20: by Patty (last edited Mar 16, 2016 02:30PM) (new)

Patty | 182 comments M- Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
O-The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (main character- Petronella Oortman)
S-Save Me by Lisa Scottoline
S-The New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson


message 21: by Carol (last edited Mar 22, 2016 03:41AM) (new)

Carol | 2465 comments "It's Not Easy Being Green" Spell-out Challenge

Steiger, Brad & Sherry - Real Encounters Different Dimensions - 3/7
Hush, Hush by Laura Lippman - 3/10
Ann Cleeves - Telling Tales - 3/17
Martin Edwards - The Dungeon House -3/1
Road to Little Dibbling by Bill Byson - 3/5
Overlord by David Golemon - 3/14
Clive Cussler- The Golden Buddha - 3/9
King, Stephen - Finder's Keepers 3/4
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - 3/18/16


message 22: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Carol wrote: ""It's Not Easy Being Green" Spell-out Challenge

Steiger, Brad & Sherry - Real Encounters Different Dimensions - 3/7
Hush, Hush by Laura Lippman - 3/10
Ann Cleeves - Telling Tales - 3/17
Martin Edw..."


Great job, Carol!!!


message 23: by Carol (new)

Carol | 2465 comments Connie wrote: "Carol wrote: ""It's Not Easy Being Green" Spell-out Challenge

Steiger, Brad & Sherry - Real Encounters Different Dimensions - 3/7
Hush, Hush by Laura Lippman - 3/10
Ann Cleeves - Telling Tales - 3..."


Thanks Connie


message 24: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 487 comments Mod
I just needed ONE more book to finish. :(


message 25: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Diana S wrote: ""It's Not Easy Being Green" Spell-out Challenge
Books Read: 12/13

Spell-out: Praying Mantis



Good job, Diana S! Praying Mantis! What a long one, even if you're one shy.



message 26: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 487 comments Mod
Thanks Connie :)


message 27: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2763 comments Mod
Update message # 5 - Challenge Completed - 12June16 (Better late than never !)

It's Not Easy Being Green SPELL OUT Challenge
Begins: 01March16 / Ends: 31March16


8/8 completed

S - Sound of Glass ✔ – 04May16
H - HILLLERMAN, Tony / Dance Hall of the Dead ✔ – 12March16
A - Atticus ✔ – 21Apr16
M - Monday, Monday ✔ – 08March16
R - Roots: The Saga of an American Family ✔ – 12Apr16
O - OGAWA, Yōko / The Housekeeper and the Professor ✔ – 12June16
C - Chris Ewan / The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam ✔ – 04Mar16
K - Kitchen House ✔ – 29Apr16


message 28: by Connie N. (last edited Jun 21, 2016 07:59AM) (new)

Connie N. Nice job, BC!


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