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message 1: by Diana S (last edited Aug 01, 2016 01:06AM) (new)

Diana S | 491 comments Mod
Olympic Fever Spell-out Challenge
Duration: August 1 through August 31, 2016

The 2016 Olympics are just around the corner and the the excitement of the games are building up. :D

So tell us, if you were participating in the Olympics this year, which sport would you be competing in? Would it be Swimming, Diving, Cycling, or maybe Rowing? Pick your sport and Spell-it-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 31, 2016 06:06AM) (new)

Diana S | 491 comments Mod
Participatants
Olivermagnus - Fencing
Carol - Swimming ❤
Jaret - Volleyball
Book Concierge - Track
Diana S - Badminton ❤
Connie - Golf ❤
Licha -Olivia - Gymnastics
Marilyn - Rowing ❤

... ❤ - Completed challenge


message 3: by Olivermagnus (last edited Aug 25, 2016 07:15PM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) Olympic Fever Spell-out Challenge
Duration: August 1 through August 31, 2016

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of 7

F
E - Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada - 4.5 Stars - 8/21/16
N - Nine Women, One Dress - Jane L. Rosen - 4 Stars - 8/19/16
C - A Cold Day For Murder by Dana Stabenow - 4 Stars - 8/17/16
I
N- A New Leash on Death Susan Conant - 3 Stars - 8/14/16
G - The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor - 3 Stars - 8/9/16


message 4: by Carol (last edited Aug 26, 2016 03:18AM) (new)

Carol | 2531 comments Olympic Fever Spell-out Challenge
7/8

✔ S: Susanna Kearsley - Mariana -8/11/16 - 5𖉭's
✔ W: Woods, Stuart - Smooth Operator - 8/15/16
✔ I: The Interrogation by Thomas H. Cook - 8/4/16 - 4.5★'s
✔ M: Maxwell, Sean - Character in Hour Game by David Baldacci - 8/1/16 - 5★'s
✔ M: Molly Henderson - character in the book - Everything She Forgot 8/5/16 - 3★'s
✔ I: Inspector Singh -A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder - 8/14/16 - 4.5★'s
✔ N: Nyman, Conrad - character in Caught in the Light by Robert Goddard - 8/22/16 - 4★'s
✔G: Griffin, Laura - Deep Dark - 8/16/16 - 3.5★'s

DONE❤


message 5: by Jaret (last edited Aug 27, 2016 10:51PM) (new)

Jaret | 210 comments Olympic Fever Spell-Out Challenge
3/10

V
O
L
L
E
Yashim the Eunuch in The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin
Blind Alley by Iris Johansen
Agatha Christie's Murder of Roger Ackroyd
L
L


message 6: by Book Concierge (last edited Sep 25, 2016 12:55PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2826 comments Mod
Olympic Fever S*P*E*L*L Out Challenge
Begins: 01Aug16 / Ends: 31Aug16


5/5 completed

Track
T - Tuesdays with Morrie ✔ – 23Sept16
R - REGAN is the main char in Deck the Halls ✔ - 24Aug16
A - Alan Cumming / Not My Father's Son ✔ – 04Aug16
C - Chris Bohjalian / The Double Bind ✔ - 06Aug16
K - Krista Davis / The Diva Takes the Cake ✔ - 04Aug16
.


message 7: by Diana S (last edited Aug 25, 2016 09:07AM) (new)

Diana S | 491 comments Mod
Olympic Fever Spell-Out Challenge
Books Read: 9/9 COMPLETED

Spell-out: Badminton

Briggs, Patricia - Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson (8/20/16) ★★★★
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (8/16/16) ★★★★★
Dennehy, Enda - in All of It (The) by Jeannette Haien (8/9/16) ★★★★
Mack in Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (8/11/16) ★★★★★
Isabel Allende's The Japanese Lover (8/12/16) ★★★★★
Night Circus (The) by Erin Morgenstern (8/9/16) ★★★★
Tomas (Juan) in The Pearl by John Steinbeck (8/8/16) ★★★★
Olivia Silverstein in Deep in the Heart of High School by Veronica Goldbach (8/22/16) ★★★
Nadine in The Serious Kiss by Mary Hogan (8/13/16) ★★★


Going For the Gold
The Serious Kiss by Mary Hogan The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende Cannery Row by John Steinbeck The All of It by Jeannette Haien The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The Pearl by John Steinbeck All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Shifting Shadows Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson (Mercy Thompson #0.1, #0.6, #0.8, #1.5, #4.5, #5.5, #7.4) by Patricia Briggs Deep in the Heart of High School by Veronica Goldbach


message 8: by Connie (last edited Aug 27, 2016 08:30AM) (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Olympic Fever Spell-Out Challenge: GOLF
Books Read: 3/4

G
is for Gut by Guilia Enders. 4 stars. 8/26/16
Gut The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders

O is for Adler -OLSON. The Absent One 5 stars. 8/5/16.
The Absent One (Department Q, #2) by Jussi Adler-Olsen

L is for Liane Moriarty. Truly, Madly, Guilty. 5 stars. 8/11/16
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

F is for Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson. 4 stars. 8/2/16
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson


message 9: by Licha-Olivia (last edited Aug 31, 2016 09:30PM) (new)

Licha-Olivia | 279 comments Olympic Fever Spell-Out Challenge: Gymnastics

G-Green, John; The Fault in our Stars (8/224/16)4****
Y-
M-Mayer, Dale; Rare Find (8/14/16)4****
N-Nora Roberts; Savor the Moment (8/13/16)4****
A
S-Stephanie Laurens; A Buccaneer at Heart (8/31/16)3***
T-Tia (character), Now You See Her,,,by Dale Mayer (8/26/16)4****
I
C-Celina (character), Eyes to the Soul by Dale Mayer(8/19/16)4****
S


message 10: by Marilyn (last edited Aug 28, 2016 11:53AM) (new)

Marilyn Lott | 368 comments Olympic Fever Spell-Out Challenge: Gymnastics: Rowing
6/6

✔ R - Ryerson Rainsmith, one of the main characters in As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley--8/21/16

✔ O - On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks--8/17/16--really interesting life investigating neurological issues

✔ W - Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys--8/3/16--really enjoyed this book set in the Caribbean, written during 1966, the 50th anniversary of Jane Eyre. Set in the Caribbean, it's the story of Rochester's first wife, told from both her point of view and his.

✔ I - In Big Trouble by Laura Lippman In Big Trouble by Laura Lippman--8/25/16--for anyone who knows San Antonio restaurants and locales, this is a fun read. Written in 1999, it's a little out of date but still rings true, except the narrator pronounced the Witte Museum on Broadway as the "Wit" Museum!

✔ N - Nesbit, Tarashea, author of The Wives of Los Alamos--8/28/16--interesting nonfiction in an unusual style, speaking collectively throughout the book, as "We told our children...,We thought of our mothers...Our husbands..."

✔ G -The Girls by Emma Cline--8/8/16--Unsettling to think that girls as young as 14 may be (and undoubtedly are) taken advantage of by men so far as sex and drugs are concerned--sort of a fictional account of what it might have been like to join Charles Manson and his girls back in the 1960's,


message 11: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 491 comments Mod
Diana S wrote: "Olympic Fever Spell-Out Challenge
Books Read: 8/9

Spell-out: Badminton

Briggs, Patricia - Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson (8/20/16) ★★★★
[book:All the L..."


Hooray! I need just one more. :S


message 12: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Diana S wrote: "Diana S wrote: "Olympic Fever Spell-Out Challenge
Books Read: 8/9

Spell-out: Badminton

Briggs, Patricia - Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson (8/20/16) ★★★★..."


Wow. Great job with such a long word.


message 13: by Jaret (new)

Jaret | 210 comments Diana S wrote: "Hooray! I need just one more. :S "


I think I need a little sleep. I read that, saw your emoji and thought to myself, "There's no S in Badminton!"

When I caught my error I laughed so hard at myself, I woke the cat up.


message 14: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 491 comments Mod
Jaret wrote: "Diana S wrote: "Hooray! I need just one more. :S "


I think I need a little sleep. I read that, saw your emoji and thought to myself, "There's no S in Badminton!"

When I caught my error I laugh..."


LOL! That must have been a sight! :D


message 15: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 491 comments Mod
Diana S wrote: "Olympic Fever Spell-Out Challenge
Books Read: 9/9 COMPLETED

Spell-out: Badminton

Briggs, Patricia - Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson (8/20/16) ★★★★
[book..."


HOORAY! I'm Finished! :D


message 16: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Diana S wrote: "Diana S wrote: "Olympic Fever Spell-Out Challenge
Books Read: 9/9 COMPLETED

Spell-out: Badminton

Briggs, Patricia - Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson (8/2..."


Great job, Diana S! I'm still working on finishing a four-letter challenge, GOLF. :-)


message 17: by Jaret (new)

Jaret | 210 comments Congratulations Diana!


message 18: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2826 comments Mod
Update message # 6 - Challenge completed - 23Sept16

Olympic Fever S*P*E*L*L Out Challenge
Begins: 01Aug16 / Ends: 31Aug16


5/5 completed

Track
T - Tuesdays with Morrie ✔ – 23Sept16
R - REGAN is the main char in Deck the Halls ✔ - 24Aug16
A - Alan Cumming / Not My Father's Son ✔ – 04Aug16
C - Chris Bohjalian / The Double Bind ✔ - 06Aug16
K - Krista Davis / The Diva Takes the Cake ✔ - 04Aug16
.


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