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message 1: by Diana S (last edited Jul 02, 2016 12:53AM) (new)

Diana S | 494 comments Mod
What I Did for Summer Vacation? Spell-out Challenge
Duration: July 1 through July 31, 2016


Did you know July is the most travelled month for summer vacation, especially families with school-age children?

Tell us your summer vacation plans. Is it a trip Disney World, or that annual fishing trip to the beach? Do you head to the lake for the 4th of July or the ballpark for hotdogs, nachos to watching your favorite team? Then pick your words to spell-out.

Challenge Rules

1. One book for each letter.
2. Your may use * the first letter of the first word of the book title (exclude a, an, or 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 books. NO Skimming!
4. Add the date that you completed each book. Your rating is optional.

Have Fun & Happy Reading!


message 2: by Diana S (last edited Aug 01, 2016 01:04AM) (new)

Diana S | 494 comments Mod
Participatants


Diana S - Las Vegas (completed)
Carol - Festivals (completed)
Olivermagnus - Palm Springs
Jaret - Row By Row
Book Concierge - College
Licha-Olivia - Family
Connie - ICU
Marti - Pool
Marilyn - Road Trip (completed)


message 3: by Diana S (last edited Jul 29, 2016 10:33AM) (new)

Diana S | 494 comments Mod
What I Did for Summer Vacation? Spell-out Challenge
Books Read: 8/8 COMPLETED

I would love to go to Las Vegas again. A couple of summers ago, a group of friends, joined my husband and I to Vegas. We had a Great time.! We saw some really great shows, ate some delicious food, and of course, gambled a little. ;)

Spell-out: Las Vegas

Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Laws (7/3/16) ★★★★★
Alink, Merissa A. - Little House Living: The Make-Your-Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self-Sufficient Life (7/5/16) ★★★★★
Simon Lewis in City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (7/12/16) 3.5 ★★★

V.C. Andrews - Star (7/10/16) ★★★
Evanovich, Janet- Hot Six (7/17/16) 3.5 ★★★
Gradgrind in Hard Times by Charles Dickens (7/8/16) ★★★★
Archer, Jeffrey - Kane and Abel (7/21/16)
Sumi in The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II by Jan Jarboe Russell (7/15/16) ★★★★

Let's Roll
The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling by John Muir Laws Little House Living The Make-Your-Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self-Sufficient Life by Merissa Alink City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare Star (Wildflowers, #2) by V.C. Andrews Hard Times by Charles Dickens Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, #6) by Janet Evanovich The Train to Crystal City FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II by Jan Jarboe Russell Kane and Abel  by Jeffrey Archer


message 4: by Carol (last edited Jul 26, 2016 04:06AM) (new)

Carol | 2538 comments I go to loads of Scottish and Irish Festivals. So in spite of my probably never finding a "V"...I will go with Festivals.

✔ F: The Forbidden Tomb - 7/12/16 - 4★'s
✔ E: Erika Foster - The Girl In The Ice by Robert Bryndza - Erica Foster is the lead investigtor - 7/22/16 - 4.5★'s
✔ S: Spencer, Kope - Collecting the Dead - 7/7/16 - 4.5★'s
✔ T: Tremblay, Paul - Disappearance at Devil's Rock - 7/4/16 - 4.5★'s
✔ I: Izzie The Magpies - 7/25/16 - 4★'s Kristy name her daughter Izzy.
✔ V: Vera Stanhope - Silent Voices by Ann Cleeeves - Vera is the primary character - 7/22/16 - 4.5★'s
✔ A: Armstrong , Charlotte - The Unsuspected - 7/6/16 - 4★'s
✔ L: Linda Castillo - Among the Wicked - 7/17/16 - 4.5★'s
✔ S: Starck, Lindsay - Noah's Wife - 7/13/16 - 3.5★'s

Collecting the Dead (Special Tracking Unit #1) by Spencer Kope Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay Silent Voices (Vera Stanhope, #4) by Ann Cleeves The Unsuspected by Charlotte Armstrong Among the Wicked (Kate Burkholder #8) by Linda Castillo Noah's Wife by Lindsay Starck The Girl In The Ice (DCI Erika Foster, #1) by Robert Bryndza
The Forbidden Tomb (The Hunters, #2) by Chris Kuzneski The Magpies by Mark Edwards

DONE with days to spare:)


message 5: by Olivermagnus (last edited Aug 28, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) I meet my sister and brother in Palm Springs every summer. No kids or grandkids! Now that we're much older we like to keep in touch more, since we live so far apart.

What I Did for Summer Vacation? Spell-out Challenge
Duration: July 1 through July 31, 2016


9 of 11

P - Peter James - Dead Man's Time - 4.5 Stars - 7/10/16
A - Suzanne Arruda - Stalking Ivory - 3.5 Stars - 7/11/16
L - Linda Fairstein - Final Jeopardy - 4 Stars - 7/29/16
M - Mrs. Mike by Benedict Freedman - 4.5 Stars - 7/1/16

S - Slash and Burn by Colin Cotterill - 4.5 Stars - 7/6/16
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R - Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran - 4 Stars - 7/12/16
I - Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati - 4.5 Stars - 7/8/16
N - The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner - 4.5 Stars - 7/4/16
G - Gone for Good by Harlan Coben - 5 Stars - 7/15/16
S - Daniel Silva - The Fallen Angel - 5 Stars - 7/7/16


message 6: by Jaret (last edited Aug 25, 2016 09:17AM) (new)

Jaret | 210 comments My mother and I go on a quilting retreat with our quilt guild. Then we putter around Louisiana on a national quilt shop hop called Row by Row.

Completed (3/8)
Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero 4 stars
The Only Suspect by Jonnie Jacobs 4 stars
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Boyne, John, This House Haunted 4.5 stars
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message 7: by Book Concierge (last edited Aug 17, 2016 12:21PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2829 comments Mod
July 2016 S*P*E*L*L Challenge
Begins: 01July16 / Ends: 31July16


When I was a kid, summer meant a road trip with the family - to California, to Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park, to Seattle for the 1962 World's Fair, and the final summer trip to Wisconsin to bring me up to college.

7/7 completed

C - CAHALAN, Susannah / Brain on Fire ✔ – 12July16
O - One Bad Apple ✔ – 13Aug16
L - Last Runaway ✔ – 07July16
L - Lee Hollis / Death of a Kitchen Diva✔ - 13July16
E - EIGHTY - 84, Charing Cross Road ✔ –10July16
G - Golem and the Jinni ✔ – 07July16
E - Elizabeth Bard/ Lunch in Paris ✔ - 17July16


message 8: by Licha-Olivia (last edited Jul 28, 2016 06:53AM) (new)

Licha-Olivia | 281 comments July 2016 Spell out challenge

I live in Texas. For my summer vacation I go to visit my family in California.

F-Folgrent, Bernice (character)
A- Alexis (character) Garden of Sorrow by Dale Mayer (7/24/16)
M-Maggie (character) Death Inception by Tamara Rose Blodgett (7/4/16)
I-Inez (character) Hide 'n Go Seek by Dale Mayer (7/7/16)
L-Lenning, Dr. (character) Maddy's Floor by Dale Mayer (7/11/16)
Y-Yuri (character) A Gate of Night by Bella Forrest (7/13/16)


message 9: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 265 comments July 2016 Spell Out Challenge

My mother is in ICU and that's been my life this summer so far.

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message 10: by Olivermagnus (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) Connie wrote: "July 2016 Spell Out Challenge

My mother is in ICU and that's been my life this summer so far.

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Connie, I'm so sorry. I hope she's out soon and feeling better.


message 11: by Carol (new)

Carol | 2538 comments Olivermagnus wrote: "Connie wrote: "July 2016 Spell Out Challenge

My mother is in ICU and that's been my life this summer so far.

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Connie, I'm so sorry. I hope she's out soon and feeling better."


So sorry about your Mom, Connie. Sending you and her my best wishes.


message 12: by Jaret (new)

Jaret | 210 comments Connie wrote: "July 2016 Spell Out Challenge

My mother is in ICU and that's been my life this summer so far."


I'm so sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers are with you right now.


message 13: by Licha-Olivia (new)

Licha-Olivia | 281 comments Sorry to hear about your mother, my prayers are with you and your family.


message 14: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 494 comments Mod
Connie wrote: "July 2016 Spell Out Challenge

My mother is in ICU and that's been my life this summer so far.

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Oh Connie, I'm so sad to hear about your mom . Prayers go out to her, you, and your family. I hope she gets better soon.



message 15: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Thank you everyone. It has been really hard to see someone normally so vibrant and strong in such a helpless state.


message 16: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2829 comments Mod
Connie wrote: "July 2016 Spell Out Challenge

My mother is in ICU and that's been my life this summer so far.


Oh, Connie ... my prayers are with you and your mother. Be sure to take care of YOU as well. You'll need your strength.


message 17: by Marti (last edited Jul 16, 2016 04:15PM) (new)

Marti (coloreader) I grew up in a single parent family, so we really didn't go on vacation. When I was in high school, I got a summer job lifeguarding at the pool in our apartment complex. My mom even made me bikinis!

Plum, Stephanie (character), Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich, 7/7/16.

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Lavinia (main character), The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. 7/13/16

Great! I have two O's left!! 7/16/16


message 18: by Marilyn (last edited Jul 26, 2016 07:03AM) (new)

Marilyn Lott | 369 comments We took a 3500 mile long road trip to Yellowstone Park from Texas and back, so my spell-out is ROAD TRIP.

8/8 completed:

R - Rilke, main character in The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh--7/2/16

O - O'Reilly, Bill and David Fisher, co-authors of Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West(main screen shows Bill O'Reilly as co-author)--7/14/16

A - Alice Hoffman, author of The Marriage of Opposites--7/22/16, 5 stars

D - Daniel Sempre, main character in The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón--7/7/16

T - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini--7/26/16

R - Roberts, Cokie, author of Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation--7/3/16

I - Ishiguro, Kazuo, author of Never Let Me Go--7/15/16

P - Picoult, Jodi, author of Lone Wolf--7/19/16


message 19: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2829 comments Mod
Update Message # 7 - Challenge completed, 13Aug16


message 20: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. Great job, Marilyn and BC!


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