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message 1: by Diana S (last edited Mar 04, 2017 06:44AM) (new)

Diana S | 417 comments Mod
Celebrating Mardi Gras!! Spell-out Challenge
Duration: February 1 through February 28, 2017

Partying, Dancing, Music! It's time to Celebrate Carnival!!!
Pick from the celebration list and then spell-it-out.


Celebration List
Carnival
Fat Tuesday
Fabulous Floats
Jamboree
Pancake Supper
Brazil
Flamboyant Costumes
King Cakes
New Orleans
Jazz
Feathery Masks
Mardi Gras
Rio de Janeiro
Purple Green Gold
Jambalaya
Music Salsa
Parades
Beads

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.

Happy Reading! and Have Fun!!!

Participants
(Click on your name - it will take you straight to your post)

Jamboree - Book Concierge (4/8)
Mardi Gradi - Jaret
Music Salsa - Licha-Olivia (9/10)
New Orleans - Beverly Completed
King Cakes - Carol (8/9)
Mardi Gras - Olivermagnus Completed
New Orleans - JennH (5/10)
Flamboyant Costumes - Diana S (11/18)
Beads - Connie N. Completed
Beads - Marilyn (3/5)
Carnival - Connie (7/8)
Brazil - PennsyLady (Bev) (4/6)


message 2: by Book Concierge (last edited Apr 14, 2017 08:29AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2399 comments Mod
Celebrating Mardi Gras - S*P*E*L*L Challenge
Begins: 01Feb17 / Ends: 28Feb17


8 / 8 completed


Jamboree
J - Jesus Cow ✔ - 03Feb17
A - Alexander McCall Smith / The Quiet American ✔ - 20Feb17
M - MOYES, Jojo / One Plus One ✔ – 15Feb17
B - BUTCHER, Jim / Death Masks ✔ – 08Feb17
O - Old Dogs ✔ – 21Feb17
R - Ryan Graudin / Wolf by Wolf ✔ – 12Apr17
E - Exodus ✔ - 14Feb17
E - Emily St. John Mandel / Station Eleven ✔ – 09Mar17
.


message 3: by Jaret (last edited Mar 13, 2017 08:27PM) (new)

Jaret | 210 comments Woo hoo! This is my celebration! Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez...

The Man on the Balcony by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo 2/3/2017 3 stars
AJ Palladino in Rock Bottom by Erin Brockovich 4 stars 2/26/2017
Robb, J.D.'s Treachery in Death 2/14/2017 5 stars
D
I

Gilbert Morris's The End of Act Three 2/16/2017 3 1/2 stars
Richard Castle's Heat Wave 2/20/2017 3 stars
Allbritten, Esri's Chihuahua of the Baskervilles 2/7/2017 3 stars
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message 4: by Licha-Olivia (last edited Feb 28, 2017 10:20AM) (new)

Licha-Olivia | 242 comments Celebrating Mardi Gras -S*P*E*L*L Challenge
Begins: 01Feb17 / Ends: 28Feb17
(Music Salsa)
I'm dancing to some salsa beats because I completed this challenge!

M-Murder Of A Dead Man by Katherine John (2/26/17)3***
U-Unger, Lisa; Beautiful Lies (2/28/17) 4****
S-Sinclair, Rob; Hunt for the Enemy (2/10/17)4****
I-It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover (2/14/17)4****
C-Clementine (character) Truly Madly Guilty by Liame Moriarty (2/20/17) 4****

S-Susan (character), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (2/24/17)3***
A-Arturo (character), Burn by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (2/6/17)4****
L-Lucas (character),One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards (2/12/17)4****
S- Sutton, Phoef and Janet Evanovich; Curious Minds (2/18/17) 3***
A-Alert by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (2/9/17)5****


message 5: by Beverly (last edited Feb 28, 2017 10:10PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 100 comments I'll give New Orleans a shot:

N Nielsen, Jennifer The False Prince Finished 2/4
E Elizabeth Cobb The Hamilton Affair Finished 2/9
W Wendell Berry Hannah Coulter Finished 2/11

O Oliver, Lauren Pandemonium Finished 2/26
R Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa The Stand: Captain Trips Finished 2/6
L The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story Douglas Preston Finished 2/1
E Escape from Asylum Madeleine Roux Finished 2/14
A Angela Pepper Death of a Dapper Snowman
Finished 2/5
N The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust Edith H. Beer Finished 2/28
S Stiefvater, Maggie The Dream Thieves Finished 2/5


message 6: by Carol (last edited Feb 20, 2017 04:37AM) (new)

Carol | 1949 comments I always have books that fit all the letters OTHER than the ones I picked:)
8/9

Kidd, Sue Monk - The Secret Life of Bees -2/1/17 - 4 ★'s
In the Cold Light of Morurning by Elizabeth Duncan - 2/17/17 - 3★'s
Nora Roberts - The Liar - 2/5/17 - 3.5 ★'s
Gardner, Lisa - Right Behind You 2/3/17 - 4.5★'s

Cut and Run by Matt Hilton - 2/9/17 - 4★'s
Archer, Jeffery - A Prisoner of Birth -2/12/17 - 4.5★'s
K:
Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrick Backman - 2/14/17 - 4.5 ★'s
Stuart Woods - Below the Belt - 2/4/17 - 3.5★'s


message 7: by Olivermagnus (last edited Feb 19, 2017 08:07PM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 204 comments Celebrating Mardi Gras - S*P*E*L*L Challenge
2/1/17 - 2/28/17

9
of 9 completed

description

I love a party!


M - Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn - 4 Stars - 2/4/17
A - Ann Patchett - Commonwealth - 3 Stars - 2/3/17
R- Richard Adams - Watership Down - 5 Stars - 2/2/17
D - Drop Shot by Harlan Coben - 4.5 Stars - 2/1/17
I - The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe - 4 Stars - 2/19/17

G - Philippa Gregory - The Other Boleyn Girl - 5 Stars - 2/18/17
R - Robert Goddard - Long Time Coming - 4.5 Stars - 2/8/17
A - The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin - 1.5 Stars - 2/12/17
S - Sharon Sala - Family Sins - 4 Stars - 2/9/17


message 8: by JennH (last edited Feb 21, 2017 09:01AM) (new)

JennH | 178 comments Celebrating Mardi Gras!! Spell-out Challenge
Duration: February 1 through February 28, 2017

I'm going with New Orleans.

N
✔E - Ernest Hemingway in The Paris Wife by Paula McLain 2/7/17
✔W - William Golding wrote Lord of the Flies 2/20/17

O
R
✔L - Liane Moriarty wrote Three Wishes 2/4/17
E
✔A - Angie DeLaura in Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay 2/8/17
N
✔S - Steinbeck, John wrote The Pearl 2/8/17

Three Wishes A Novel by Liane Moriarty The Paris Wife by Paula McLain Dark Chocolate Demise (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #7) by Jenn McKinlay The Pearl by John Steinbeck Lord of the Flies by William Golding


message 9: by Diana S (last edited Feb 27, 2017 11:01AM) (new)

Diana S | 417 comments Mod
Celebrating Mardi Gras!! Spell-out Challenge
Duration: February 1 through February 28, 2017
Books Read: 11/18

Spell-out: Flamboyant Costumes

Fforde, Jasper - The Big Over Easy (2/4/17) 3.5 ♥♥♥
Lily Thomas in Winners by Danielle Steele (2/5/17) ♥♥♥♥
Angelina Moyano in Sweet Temptation by Maya Banks (2/26/17) ♥♥
Mosey Slocumb in A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson (2/24/17) ♥♥♥♥
Banks, Maya - Giving In (2/2/17) ♥♥♥
O
Y
Anwhistle, Josephine - The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket (2/16/17) 3.5 ♥♥♥
N
T

Chandler, Luke in A Painted House (2/17/17) ♥♥♥♥
O
See, Lisa - China Dolls (2/10/17) ♥♥♥♥
T
U
Maya Banks's Keep Me Safe (2/13/17) ♥♥♥
Eugene Hendrix in Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress (2/6/17) ♥♥♥♥
Shelia Burnford's The Incredible Journey (2/23/17) ♥♥♥♥

Let's Party!
Giving In (Surrender Trilogy, #2) by Maya Banks The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1) by Jasper Fforde Winners by Danielle Steel Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress China Dolls by Lisa See Keep Me Safe (Slow Burn, #1) by Maya Banks A Painted House by John Grisham The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3) by Lemony Snicket The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson Sweet Temptation (Sweet, #4) by Maya Banks


message 10: by Connie N. (last edited Feb 19, 2017 07:52AM) (new)

Connie N. | 28 comments I hardly ever finish the spell-out on time, so perhaps if I choose a smaller word, I'll be more successful.

Celebrating Mardi Gras!! Spell-out Challenge
Timeframe: 2/1/17 to 2/28/17
5/5

B - Author Jaci Burton - Make Me Stay - 2/2/17 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - Notorious Nineteen - 2/9/17 ♥♥♥♥♥
A - Author Annie Jocoby - Exposure - 2/15/17 ♥♥♥
D - Author Violet Duke - Jackson's Trust - 2/4/17 ♥♥♥
S - Sugar and Spice by Lauren Conrad - 2/6/17 ♥♥♥♥

Make Me Stay (Hope, #5) by Jaci Burton Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19) by Janet Evanovich Exposure (Exposure, #1) by Annie Jocoby Jackson's Trust (Fourth Down, #1) by Violet Duke Sugar and Spice (L.A. Candy, #3) by Lauren Conrad

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 2/15/17*****


message 11: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2399 comments Mod
Connie N. wrote: "I hardly ever finish the spell-out on time, so perhaps if I choose a smaller word, I'll be more successful.

Good strategy ...


message 12: by Marilyn (last edited Feb 25, 2017 05:32PM) (new)

Marilyn Lott | 320 comments Celebrating Mardi Gras!! Spell-out Challenge

3/5 books

B - Barton, Fiona, author of The Widow--2/9/17
E
A - Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow--2/18/17--listened to audio, and it took me 3 months--29 hours long!
D
S - Sam Galen, main character in Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer--2/24/17


message 13: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. | 28 comments Book Concierge wrote: "Connie N. wrote: "I hardly ever finish the spell-out on time, so perhaps if I choose a smaller word, I'll be more successful.

Good strategy ..."


Well, we'll see...


message 14: by Connie (last edited Feb 25, 2017 09:55PM) (new)

Connie D | 265 comments 7/8

I'm going to CARNIVAL!
Moo by Sharon Creech And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney March Book One (March, #1) by John Lewis Rosemary The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

C is for Creech, Sharon. Moo 4 stars. 2/3/17
A is for Agatha Christie. And Then There Were None 5 stars. 2/4/17
R is for Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter 4 stars. 2/26/17
N is Nevil Shute. A Town Like Alice 2/20/17 5 stars
I is for Issa Rae. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl 4 stars. 2/5/17
V is for Vanderpool, Clare. Moon Over Manifest
A is for Aprix, Cynthia D' Sweeney. The Nest 2/21/17
L is for Lewis, John. March: Book One 2/19/17. 4.5 stars


message 15: by PennsyLady (Bev) (last edited Feb 21, 2017 06:48AM) (new)

PennsyLady (Bev) (pennsylady) | 4 comments B R A Z I L

B Brock, Vera A Fine Imitation4 ★ 2/21/2017
R
A riel Lawhon Flight of Dreams unrated 2/15/2017
Ziegelman, JaneA Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression 4* 2/10/2017
I
Lewis, Phillip The Barrowfields 2/4/2017 4 ★
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A Square Meal A Culinary History of the Great Depression by Jane Ziegelman ... The Barrowfields by Phillip Lewis ... Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon ... A Fine Imitation by Amber Brock


message 16: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. | 28 comments I was FINALLY able to finish on within the challenge month--and with time to spare!

Celebrating Mardi Gras!! Spell-out Challenge
Timeframe: 2/1/17 to 2/28/17
5/5

B - Author Jaci Burton - Make Me Stay - 2/2/17 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - Notorious Nineteen - 2/9/17 ♥♥♥♥♥
A - Author Annie Jocoby - Exposure - 2/15/17 ♥♥♥
D - Author Violet Duke - Jackson's Trust - 2/4/17 ♥♥♥
S - Sugar and Spice by Lauren Conrad - 2/6/17 ♥♥♥♥

Make Me Stay (Hope, #5) by Jaci Burton Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19) by Janet Evanovich Exposure (Exposure, #1) by Annie Jocoby Jackson's Trust (Fourth Down, #1) by Violet Duke Sugar and Spice (L.A. Candy, #3) by Lauren Conrad

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 2/15/17*****


message 17: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Connie N. wrote: "I was FINALLY able to finish on within the challenge month--and with time to spare!

Celebrating Mardi Gras!! Spell-out Challenge
Timeframe: 2/1/17 to 2/28/17
5/5

B - Author [author:Jaci Burton|26..."


Nice job, Connie N! I haven't been finish many lately either. I'm trying to do too many different challenges...


message 18: by Olivermagnus (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 204 comments ~~~Completed~~~~

Celebrating Mardi Gras - S*P*E*L*L Challenge
2/1/17 - 2/28/17

9
of 9 completed

description

I love a party!


M - Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn - 4 Stars - 2/4/17
A - Ann Patchett - Commonwealth - 3 Stars - 2/3/17
R- Richard Adams - Watership Down - 5 Stars - 2/2/17
D - Drop Shot by Harlan Coben - 4.5 Stars - 2/1/17
I - The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe - 4 Stars - 2/19/17

G - Philippa Gregory - The Other Boleyn Girl - 5 Stars - 2/18/17
R - Robert Goddard - Long Time Coming - 4.5 Stars - 2/8/17
A - The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin - 1.5 Stars - 2/12/17
S - Sharon Sala - Family Sins - 4 Stars - 2/9/17


message 19: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Olivermagnus wrote: "~~~Completed~~~~

Celebrating Mardi Gras - S*P*E*L*L Challenge
2/1/17 - 2/28/17

9 of 9 completed

Nice job! If I'm lucky, I'll be partying at Mardi Gras with you!


I love a party!


M - Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn - 4 Stars -..."



message 20: by Beverly (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 100 comments Wow--with just 30 minutes to spare...I'm done!!!

I'll give New Orleans a shot:

N Nielsen, Jennifer The False Prince Finished 2/4
E Elizabeth Cobb The Hamilton Affair Finished 2/9
W Wendell Berry Hannah Coulter Finished 2/11

O Oliver, Lauren Pandemonium Finished 2/26
R Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa The Stand: Captain Trips Finished 2/6
L The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story Douglas Preston Finished 2/1
E Escape from Asylum Madeleine Roux Finished 2/14
A Angela Pepper Death of a Dapper Snowman
Finished 2/5
N The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust Edith H. Beer Finished 2/28
S Stiefvater, Maggie The Dream Thieves Finished 2/5


message 21: by Connie (last edited Mar 01, 2017 07:39PM) (new)

Connie D | 265 comments Nice job, Beverly!!!


I'm a little late to make it to Carnival, but I'm close (Carnial). :-)


message 22: by Beverly (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 100 comments Connie wrote: "Nice job, Beverly!!!


I'm a little late to make it to Carnival, but I'm close (Carnial). :-)"


That is so close!!! :)


message 23: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2399 comments Mod
Update message # 2 - CHALLENGE COMPLETED -12Apr17


Celebrating Mardi Gras - S*P*E*L*L Challenge
Begins: 01Feb17 / Ends: 28Feb17


8 / 8 completed


Jamboree
J - Jesus Cow ✔ - 03Feb17
A - Alexander McCall Smith / The Quiet American ✔ - 20Feb17
M - MOYES, Jojo / One Plus One ✔ – 15Feb17
B - BUTCHER, Jim / Death Masks ✔ – 08Feb17
O - Old Dogs ✔ – 21Feb17
R - Ryan Graudin / Wolf by Wolf ✔ – 12Apr17
E - Exodus ✔ - 14Feb17
E - Emily St. John Mandel / Station Eleven ✔ – 09Mar17
.


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