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message 1: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (last edited Jun 29, 2016 09:39PM) (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments
~ July 2016 Challenge: Here’s the Thing ~
Okay, we mods were racking our brains to come up with something for July. Then lightening stuck. Thing!

Rules:   Read a book that has “thing” in the Title or Series Name. In Post #2 below, we provided a list to help in your search. Or spell out “thing” or one of the other words below. Feel free to do a combo of both.

Duration:   July 1st - 31st, 2016

Levels:
1-2 - Easy
3-5 - Medium
6-9 - Harder
10 or more - Hardest
Categories:   Find books with Titles or Series Names that contain some form of the word “thing.” See words from Post #2 below.

Spell-It-Out Option:   Select a word from Post #2 below. Or, as always, choose one that speaks to you of July, and Spell-It-Out. Read books with titles, series names, authors (first or last name), character (first or last name), that begin with letters that correspond to letters of the word you choose. You may ignore the indefinite and definite articles (a, an, the, etc.).
Example of Spell-It-Out: - Our example uses books coming out in July, but you may use any books published at any time.

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T. - Terry Spear; author of Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing
H. - Half Moon Hollow #5 - Where the Wild Things Bite, by Molly Harper
I.   - Illusion Town, by Jayne Castle
N. - Naughton, Elisabeth; author of Repressed
G. - Gin Sullivan #1 - Dark Road Home, by Anna Carlisle
S. - Stone Sutter; hero in Falling in Deeper, by Shayla Black
Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing (Billionaire Wolf #1) by Terry Spear Where the Wild Things Bite (Half-Moon Hollow, #5) by Molly Harper Illusion Town (Ghost Hunters, #13) by Jayne Castle Repressed by Elisabeth Naughton Dark Road Home (Gin Sullivan, #1) by Anna Carlisle Falling in Deeper (Wicked Lovers, #11) by Shayla Black
“Wild Card” Birthdays in July:   Don’t forget: you may replace any book with one from one of these birthday babes’ shelves.
description description description description
Meltem
Susanne
Kiera
Vicky



message 2: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments
According to www.wordfind.com here are words that contain

11-letter words that contain thing:
Badmouthing
Bequeathing
Besmoothing
Ensheathing
Enwreathing
Farthingale
Gunsmithing
Inbreathing
Insheathing
Nothingness
Resmoothing
Thingamabob
Thingamajig
Thingnesses
Thingumajig
Thingummies
Tinsmithing
Unsheathing
Unwreathing

10-letter words that contain thing:
Beclothing
Besoothing
Betrothing
Breathings
Enswathing
Everything
Inearthing
Inswathing
Playthings
Reclothing
Scathingly
Sheathings
Somethings
Soothingly
Sunbathing
Unclothing
Unearthing
Unswathing

9-letter words that contain thing:
Anythings
Birthings
Breathing
Clothings
Farthings
Loathings
Naethings
Northings
Plaything
Sheathing
Sleuthing
Smoothing
Something
Southings
Teethings
Thingness
Thingummy
Trithings
Wreathing

8-letter words that contain thing:
Airthing
Anything
Berthing
Birthing
Clothing
Earthing
Faithing
Farthing
Frothing
Girthing
Lathings
Loathing
Mouthing
Naething
Northing
Nothings
Scathing
Scything
Seething
Soothing
Southing
Swathing
Teething
Tithings
Toothing
Trithing
Trothing
Worthing
Wrathing
Writhing

7-letter words that contain thing
Bathing
Kithing
Kything
Lathing
Nothing
Pithing
Tithing
Tything
Withing



message 3: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Reserved.


message 4: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments I'm in. This is my first challenge in ages!


message 5: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments I'm in too. I haven't finished a challenge in awhile. Started... but not finished.


message 6: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "I'm in too. I haven't finished a challenge in awhile. Started... but not finished."

lol at least you started something!


message 7: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 31 comments I'm in!


message 8: by Halima (new)

Halima | 36 comments This is the first Challenge for me. So,I'm not sure how it works, but I'm willing to participate. I'll be reading one such book.


message 9: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) I'm in! Now to pick a word from the lists??


message 10: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Halima wrote: "This is the first Challenge for me. So,I'm not sure how it works, but I'm willing to participate. I'll be reading one such book."

If you have any questions, let us know, Halima. Welcome!


message 11: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (last edited Jun 28, 2016 02:20PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Vicki wrote: "I'm in! Now to pick a word from the lists??"

I know, right? Welcome, Vicki & Brenda!


message 12: by Silvia (last edited Jun 28, 2016 04:16PM) (new)

Silvia | 643 comments How about a title that contains just the word "thing" or "things" ?

E.g. Sweet Little Thing or Simple Things ?


message 13: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Silvia wrote: "How about a title that contains just the word "thing" or "things" ?

E.g. Sweet Little Thing or Simple Things ?"


Yes they fit the challenge.


message 14: by Silvia (new)

Silvia | 643 comments Thx ShoSho


message 15: by Silvia (new)

Silvia | 643 comments I'm in!


message 16: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Davidson This will be my first challenge !! Sounds fun !! I'm in!


message 17: by Halima (new)

Halima | 36 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Halima wrote: "This is the first Challenge for me. So,I'm not sure how it works, but I'm willing to participate. I'll be reading one such book."

If you have any questions, let us know, Halima. Wel..."

Once I finish the book, what next? And can I read more than one for one challenge?


message 18: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Halima wrote: "Lisa Kay wrote: "Halima wrote: "This is the first Challenge for me. So,I'm not sure how it works, but I'm willing to participate. I'll be reading one such book."

If you have any questions, let us ..."


This is a monthly challenge. You can read as many books as you want for this challenge in July. They just need to fit the challenge , either the categories or the spelling option.


message 19: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Level: (for now this might change later)


Medium:
0/3

Burn Down the Night (Everything I Left Unsaid, #3) by Molly O'Keefe series:Everything I Left Unsaid
Nothing To Lose (Grey Justice, #1) by Christy Reece title: Nothing to lose
Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels, #2) by Lisa Kleypas From Susanne's bookshelf



message 20: by Silvia (last edited Jul 17, 2016 09:02AM) (new)


message 21: by Halima (new)

Halima | 36 comments ShoSho wrote: "Halima wrote: "Lisa Kay wrote: "Halima wrote: "This is the first Challenge for me. So,I'm not sure how it works, but I'm willing to participate. I'll be reading one such book."

If you have any que..."


Thank you. I'm pretty excited! :D


message 22: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments I'm in! Now I have to go search my lists...


message 23: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Kiera and Vicky are added to “Wild Card” Birthdays in July.


message 24: by Phoenix (Online Elf), Moderator (new)

Phoenix (Online Elf) | 4358 comments Welcome to the challenge, ladies!


message 25: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 96 comments i'm in


message 26: by Mee (last edited Jul 19, 2016 10:32PM) (new)

Mee | 77 comments ~ July 2016 Challenge: Here’s the Thing ~
Level: 10 or more - Hardest

Read ~ 7/10+

Bearly Breathing (Emerald City Shifters, #1) by Kit Tunstall 7/6, Ten Things I Love About You (Bevelstoke, #3) by Julia Quinn 7/8, Just One Thing by Holly Jacobs 7/9, The Next Best Thing (Gideon's Cove, #2) by Kristan Higgins 7/13, Wild Things (Shifters Unbound, #7.75) by Jennifer Ashley 7/14, Wanted Wild Thing (Midnight Liaisons, #4) by Jessica Sims 7/15, One Real Thing by Anah Crow 7/16,

To Read ~ Anything for You (Blue Heron, #5) by Kristan Higgins , The Comfort of Favorite Things (Hope Springs, #5) by Alison Kent , A Little Thing Called Love by Cathy Maxwell , The Way Things Are by A.J. Thomas , This Thing Called Love (Mirror Lake, #1) by Miranda Liasson


message 27: by Halima (new)

Halima | 36 comments I've completed The Marriage Bargain
Contemporary Romance about a heroine in need of financial aid and enters into a marriage, which is more of a business arrangement, with her best friend's brother. Not hard to guess what happens next. ;)


message 28: by Halima (new)

Halima | 36 comments I also re-read Not Just a Wallflower


message 29: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Change of plans :P I'm going to spell THINGS


Level: (for now this might change later)
Harder:
5/7

T:This Shattered World
✔H:Hard as You Can
✔I:Eidolon Character: Ildiko
✔N:Bay of Sighs Nora Roberts
✔G:The Wall of Winnipeg and Me Character: Aiden Graves
✔S:Silk Is for Seduction

And
Marrying Winterborne From Susanne's bookshelf

This Shattered World (Starbound, #2) by Amie Kaufman Hard as You Can (Hard Ink, #2) by Laura Kaye Eidolon (Wraith Kings, #2) by Grace Draven Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata Silk Is for Seduction (The Dressmakers, #1) by Loretta Chase Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels, #2) by Lisa Kleypas


message 30: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments ShoSho wrote: "Change of plans :P I'm going to spell THINGS"

Good idea. I'm finding hard to fit in my books with thing in the title myself.


message 31: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Lara wrote: "ShoSho wrote: "Change of plans :P I'm going to spell THINGS"

Good idea. I'm finding hard to fit in my books with thing in the title myself."


I actually have the 2 I posted in my first comment. I'm just not in the mood for them right now :P


message 32: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) The word I chose was BATHING
B= Black Horse by Veronica Blake
A=Axman Werebear: Saw Bears by T S Joyce
T=Timberman Werebear: Saw Bears by T S Joyce
H= Harvest Moon (Virgin River, #13) by Robyn Carr
I= Into the Wilderness The Long Hunters (Westward America, #1) by Rosanne Bittner
N= Night With A Tiger (Alaskan Tigers #4) by Marissa Dobson
G= Gabriel's Gift (Sanctuary #4) by Charlotte Abel
I know there are covers for the bear shifter books but why they wouldn't come up???? This was my first big Spell-It-Out it was fun.


message 33: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Are you all done, Vicky?


message 34: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) ShoSho wrote: "Are you all done, Vicky?"

Yes, I finished last night. Now I'm working on some other challenges in different groups.


message 35: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Congrats then;)


message 36: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) ShoSho wrote: "Congrats then;)"

Thanks!! Having fun and reading some different genres


message 37: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments Yea Vicki!


message 38: by Silvia (new)

Silvia | 643 comments Finished...

Harder 6 - 9

Sweet Thing July 16th 5*
Sweet Little Thing July 17th 5*
Lima Oscar Victor Echo and The Truth About Everything July 9th 4*
Between Loathing and Love July 15th 4*
The Nothingness of Ben July 15th 5*
Simple Things June 10th 4*


message 39: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) Lara wrote: "Yea Vicki!"

Thank you, thank you!! (bowing at the waist with flourish) LOL


message 40: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Congrats , Silvia!


message 41: by Silvia (new)

Silvia | 643 comments ShoSho wrote: "Congrats , Silvia!"

Thx ShoSho! ; )


message 42: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments Yea Silvia!


message 43: by Silvia (new)

Silvia | 643 comments Thx Lara!


message 44: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Congrats & woohoo, Vicki & Silvia!


message 45: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) Lisa Kay wrote: "Congrats & woohoo, Vicki & Silvia!"

Thanks


message 46: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 96 comments Here’s the Thing
July 1–31

Level — Hardest (10+ books)
Completed — 11!

Tempting the Beast, Lora Leigh – 7/20/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Holiday in Death, J.D. Robb – 7/18/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Ione, Larissa — Sin Undone – 7/8/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Nalini Singh — Rock Redemption – 7/11/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Gena Showalter — The Darkest Passion – 7/13/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
About That Night, Julie James – 7/22/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Manwhore, Katy Evans – 7/2/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Abigail Roux & Madeliene Urban — Divide & Conquer – 7/11/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Black, Shayla & Blake, Lexi — Their Virgin’s Secret – 7/6/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Olivia Cunning — Wicked Beat – 7/24/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Bane, Lucian — Dom Wars: Round One – 7/2/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Tempting the Beast (Breeds, #1) by Lora Leigh Holiday in Death (In Death, #7) by J.D. Robb Sin Undone (Demonica #5) by Larissa Ione Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss, #3) by Nalini Singh The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld #5) by Gena Showalter About That Night (FBI/US Attorney, #3) by Julie James Manwhore (Manwhore, #1) by Katy Evans Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4) by Abigail Roux Their Virgin's Secret (Masters of Ménage, #2) by Shayla Black Wicked Beat (Sinners on Tour, #4) by Olivia Cunning Dom Wars Round One (Dom Wars, #1) by Lucian Bane


message 47: by Silvia (new)

Silvia | 643 comments Wow Kathy! Great job! ; )


message 48: by ShoSho , Moderator (new)

ShoSho  (shoshost) | 12263 comments Congrats KathyD !


message 49: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments Yea KathyD!


message 50: by Lara (new)

Lara | 2335 comments Done! I decided to follow ShoSho and switch from titles to spell-it-out.

T Tracy Brogan's Crazy Little Thing 7/12
H Hard as You Can 7/10
I Illumination Paradox #2: Noir 7/24
N Andre Norton's The Time Traders 7/11
G Viola Grace's Quit 7/11
S Sealed with a Kick 7/30

Crazy Little Thing (Bell Harbor, #1) by Tracy Brogan Hard as You Can (Hard Ink, #2) by Laura Kaye Noir (The Illumination Paradox, #2) by Jacqueline Garlick The Time Traders (Time Traders/Ross Murdock, #1) by Andre Norton Quit (Terran Times Second Wave, #36) by Viola Grace Sealed with a Kick (Shifting Crossroads, #38) by Zenina Masters


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