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message 1: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19614 comments Monthly Word Hunt
1 - 31 January 2018

This challenge is to see if you can find all the words listed below within your reading for the month. You do not need to preselect a level.

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

January
beach
cheese
chef
feast
fruit
new
ocean
outdoor
resort
shop



Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.

calendar
patrolling
resolution
skiing
voodoo




To prove that you have found the word, please quote the page, percentage or LOC (Kindle) and include the sentence in which it appears.

Audiobooks are allowed so long as you can quote the page/%/LOC and the sentence. (Eg Using whispersync or finding that sentence in some other way.)

You must find the actual word or the word's root word must be at the core with the meaning essentially remaining the same ~ just turned into a noun, adjective, adverb etc. No prefixes or hyphenated extensions. An extension is allowed where it is often the accepted spelling eg goodbye or good-bye.

Where a word has more than one meaning, either meaning may be used. Eg coast (beachfront) or coast (moving without effort) etc

Please post all entries, updates, final posts and questions in this thread.


Examples for 'Reversal'
Reverse - Laser Visions √ 15 May
p50-51 : There were a couple of bands Tam had that this person didn't, but none in the reverse.

Reversing - Sunset √ 10 Jul
p204 : Reversing his grip on his katana, he held it out to Nick.


message 2: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19614 comments Example post:

Word Hunt - January
1 Jan - 31 Jan 2015

Word found: 10/10
Book completed: 7

Merry Gentlemen √ 1 Jan
bowl
Undertow √ 4 Jan
bartender, king, mourning
Heart of the Warrior √ 7 Jan
champagne, molasses
Obernewtyn √ 9 Jan
diary
Inestimable Blessings √ 9 Jan
blood
Starfish and Coffee √ 12 Jan
grandmother
Dom Wars: Round One √ 12 Jan
dreamed


1. BARTENDER - Undertow √ 4 Jan
p113 - (Which was Sunday and Monday - Saturday was a busy night on the bartender/club scene.
2. CHAMPAGNE - Heart of the Warrior √ 7 Jan
p180-181 - The doorman greeted him inside the foyer and waved his past - no need to check the guest list for his name - and he grabbed a glass of champagne from a tray and looked around.
3. BOWL Merry Gentlemen √ 1 Jan
p11 - "Another hippy bloke selling hand-turned bowls and crap like that."
4. KING - Undertow √ 4 Jan
p48 - Roan was the king of the jungle, and he should have no problem subduing cats; it was shat he did, sometimes without intention.
5. DREAM - Dom Wars: Round One √ 12 Jan
LOC 756: I'd never have dreamed just holding a person's hand could be such a turn on.
6. MOURN - Undertow √ 4 Jan
p262 - Because, come to think about it, you could confuse remorse for mourning, especially in a naturally depressed person.
7. GRANDMOTHER - Starfish and Coffee √ 12 Jan
p98-99 - "... He put your grandmother on a pedestal until the day she died. ..."
8. DIARY - Obernewtyn √ 9 Jan
p231 - Alexi took the diary, opened it, and held it in front of my eyes.
9. MOLASSES - Heart of the Warrior √ 7 Jan
p217 - "You move like molasses, my pet."
10. BLOOD - Inestimable Blessings √ 9 Jan
p46-47: Lee shivered, overwhelmed by the attraction simmering in his blood.


message 3: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19614 comments Tips for finding words - courtesy of Jennifer ♔Princess Penguin♔

Using Google books:
~Go here https://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&...
~Type in the name of your book
~Select your book
~On the left about midway down there will be a search bar, type your word in there.

Couple of things you need to know...
~you need to check every variety of the word you want so, let's say GROUP doesn't show up you would also need to type in GROUPS/ED/ING
~Unfortunately, 99% of the books on Google does not list page numbers (at least in my experience)

Using Amazon:
~You search for your book
~Once on your book page make sure you are on a version that is paperback or hardcover (Kindle editions will not work)
~On the left there will be a picture of your book and it should have "Search Inside" above it
~Click on the book and the search bar will be inside

You will not need to search separately for plurals but you will still need to search separately for -ed and -ing


***
You can also search for words in all the books loaded on your Kindle.

On the home page, use the 'search' function.
~ type in the word and select 'search my items'.


message 4: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19614 comments My post :)


message 5: by Rissa (last edited Jan 12, 2018 11:49PM) (new)

Rissa | 617 comments Woohoo! January! I'm in! :)

Monthly Word Hunt
1 - 31 January 2018

January Finished 10/10!

beach - A Very Henry Christmas - LOC 160 - "Or maybe even take a portable BBQ to the beach, or to the park down the end of Darling Street." 1/1/2018

cheese - Desperately Seeking Santa - LOC 2177 - "One guy had a piece of pizza in his hand, dripping cheese onto the table." 1/4/2018

chef - A Very Henry Christmas - LOC 234 - "I smirked. “Yes, chef.”" 1/1/2018

feast​ - Bonfires - LOC 4433 - "The week before, while Larx and the kids were home cleaning and cooking, he was getting frequent texts from Maureen showing him how she and her friends were getting ready to improvise their own feast." 1/7/2018

fruit​ - A Very Henry Christmas - LOC 145 - "Sliced capsicum and cucumber with crackers and hummus, or diced fruit salad and yoghurt." 1/1/2018

new - Desperately Seeking Santa - LOC 2412 - "Jim cleared his throat. “Anyhow, so for next year. I say… next Christmas we’ll be in New York again, only George and I will live closer so it won’t be a big trip. Mack and Gabe will be doing well at their jobs. And me, I’ll have a new job that’s okay too. Just something to pay the bills is all I need. And that’s all I got. George?”" 1/4/2018

ocean - Fighting Instinct - LOC 3641 - "He shook his head. “It’s late, or early, technically. Our room faces the ocean, and it’s too far up. I’m not worried about being seen.”" 1/3/2018

outdoor - Fighting Instinct - LOC 2193 - "Once I found the sign, I parked as I’d been directed, and Linus and I crossed a small wooden bridge with the railing wrapped in outdoor twinkle lights, then scaled twelve stone stairs that led up a slight hill to our rental." 1/3/2018

resort - Bonfires - LOC 3565 - "Aaron nodded, nibbling his lip. “Actually, at that nice little resort outside of town. The room is paid up until tomorrow, and there are charges regularly at the restaurant.”" 1/7/2018

shop - Desperately Seeking Santa - LOC 2222 - "We walked along the main street afterward. George and Jim separated off, slipping furtively into a men’s shop." 1/4/2018

Bonus Finished 5/5!

calendar​ - Crossing Borders - LOC 49% - "He took the dry-erase marker down and wrote the appointment on her calendar." 1/9/2018

patrolling - Fighting Instinct - LOC 162 - "Altogether, I had four men who worked for me: the two with me at the moment, Schulz and Luke Blaymore; and Hastings Lange and Scott Chau, who were out patrolling on horseback." 1/3/2018

resolution - Bonfires - LOC 482 - "He smiled reassuringly, and the father in the family showed his teeth back on pure reflex, eyes flickering guardedly from Aaron’s badge to the field, shoulders squared in resolution." 1/7/2018

skiing​ - Crossing Borders - LOC 87% - "“I think he wondered what I was doing just lying around when I could have been skiing. I guess I really will have to try it out.”" 1/9/2018

voodoo - Crossing Borders - LOC 7% - "“Well, more like a voodoo doll, but she’ll be cute when she’s over the whole blood sport thing.”" 1/9/2018


message 6: by Calila (last edited Jan 18, 2018 02:44PM) (new)

Calila | 2744 comments Mine!

15/15

Beach - Tried & True 01/03-04/18 ★★★★★
LOC 396: "I was thinking about spending three weeks with you on the sandy beaches of Curacao."
Cheese - All of Me 01/01/18 ★★★
LOC 625: "I skipped over the droopy, shiny cheese and the meat, not sure if they'd be good after being out so long."
Chef - Superstar 01/01/18 ★★★
LOC 50: "This from a man who thought Paula Deen was a gourmet chef."
Feast - Think of England 01/03/18 ★★★★
LOC 1626: "And round the menacing thing's table, guests at Death's feast, sat the kings of the Kukuanas."
Fruit - All of Me 01/01/18 ★★★
LOC 626: "A sandwich and fruit sound perfect."
New - Delivering Dante 01/01/18 ★★★★
PAGE 32: "That night I slept fitfully, having the same dream I'd had a hundred times about being in the mdidle of a crowed like Times Square on New Year's Eve."
Ocean - Tried & True 01/03-04/18 ★★★★★
LOC 3877: "He swiped a hand over his mouth, and jerked his hand out, like he was tossing his voice in the ocean."
Outdoor - Think of England 01/03/18 ★★★★
LOC 128: "He had a cheerful look on a broad, open face, which was weathered by outdoor pursuits and bore no great signs of intelligence."
Resort - Delivering Dante 01/01/18 ★★★★
PAGE 146: "Just think of it as a cute resort town instead of the place I grew up."
Shop - Think of England 01/03/18 ★★★★
LOC 2485: "I was brought up between his shop and my uncle's billiard hall, which my mother manages in a very low-cut dress."
BONUS:
Calendar - All of Me 01/01/18 ★★★
LOC 141: "So I waited patiently, crossed out the days on my calendar, and dreamed of the day my mate would turn eighteen."
Patrolling - True of Heart 01/09/18 ★★★★
LOC 1496: "They were starving, hadn't eaten in days, so they stole a piece of bread from the soldiers patrolling the village."
Resolution - Bonfires 01/15-16/18 ★★★
LOC 481: "He smiled reassuringly, and the father in the family showed his teeth back on pure reflex, eyes flickering guardedly from Aaron's badge to the field, shoulders squared in resolution."
Skiing - A Very Marian Christmas 01/05/18 ★★★★
PAGE 178: "But the skiing was good, so there was that."
Voodoo - A Dye Hard Holiday 01/07-08/18 ★★★★
PAGE 21: "She wanted to know if the effigy was a voodoo doll in her husband's image."


message 7: by JoAnne (last edited Jan 30, 2018 01:12PM) (new)

JoAnne | 1061 comments Monthly Word Hunt
1 - 31 January 2018
10/10 +5/5

Words:

beach Lilac Lane Sherryl Woods 1/3/18 p 166 You took us to the beach Moira said.

cheese Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Matthew J. Sullivan 1/1/18 p 127 ... sat a microwaved tray of mac'n'cheese, half-eaten ...

chef Lilac Lane Sherryl Woods 1/3/18 p 281 The chef finally tired of it...

feast Yesternight Cat Winters 1/8/18 p 222 ...pies for the Christmas day feast, and of ...

fruit The Escape David Baldacci 1/7/18 p 100 Everyone goes after the low hanging fruit first.

new His Cowboy Heart Jennifer Ryan 1/3/18 Loc 116 Excitement for her new plan filled her bright green eyes.

ocean The Escape David Baldacci 1/7/18 p 294 There had to be someone else who had an ocean of juice.

outdoor Her Renegade Rancher Jennifer Ryan 1/6/18 Loc 899 ... glass cover on the new outdoor motion-sensor light ...

resort Her Renegade Rancher Jennifer Ryan 1/6/18 Loc 3300 ... and hated that he’d had to resort to punching the guy ...

shop Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Matthew J. Sullivan 1/1/18 p 293 ... pipes i the doughnut shop crawl space burst.

Bonus:
calendar Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Matthew J. Sullivan 1/1/18 p 295 ... to try to blur the calendar in his mind, ...

patrolling Her Renegade Rancher Jennifer Ryan 1/6/18 Loc 4456 Six private security guards are patrolling the property.

resolution The Escape David Baldacci 1/7/18 p 372 ...hope for a resolution in Syria ...

skiing Every Day David Levithan 1/30/18 p 13 I thought that, hey, skiing had always looked fun.

voodoo Full Tilt Emma Scott 1/16/18 p 33 A voodoo sugar skull.


message 8: by Tammie (last edited Jan 24, 2018 05:03PM) (new)

Tammie | 1623 comments All done Jane! Thanks for the challenge!
January Word Hunt

Read:
10/10
Bonus Read: 5/5

√ 1/3 beach: Can You Keep a Secret?, pg 50 of 376, "...and they take a bite of a Panther Bar, and suddenly they're on this exotic beach..."

√ 1/4 cheese: Can You Keep a Secret?, pg 217 of 376, They're just cheap slabs of dough pastry with melted, congealed cheese and a few dodgy toppings.

√1/5 chef: The Boss, pg 49 of 143, ”... He's my chef, and an extremely good one. ..."

√1/10 feast: Megan's Mate, pg 294 of 333, A few hotel guests wandered over from their own feast provided by The Retreat, drawn by the laughter and raised voices.

√1/6 fruit: The Haunted Mask, pg 2 of 144, Carly Beth saw Chuck Green ball up a bright red fruit rollup and shove the whole sticky...

√1/5 new: If Not For Thee, loc 17 of 1707, "A proper was and 'twill be good as new."

√1/5 ocean: If Not For Thee, loc 1057 of 1707, "An ocean of thoughts tidal through me."

√1/5 outdoor: The Boss, pg 71 of 143, Only Alex Reid would pay to heat his outdoor pool warm enough to be tub temperature.

√1/6 resort: Just One Night, Part 1, loc 278 of 1173, Does she honestly think I need to resort to online ads to find a date?

√1/6 shop: Just One Night, Part 1, loc 285 of 1173, ... , but these days people think working at a coffee shop qualifies.

Bonus:
√1/5 calendar: The Boss, pg 109 of 143, ”I’m going to need the hospital’s financial records, and a calendar of events you already have set up. ….

√ 1/24 patrolling: Tears We Cannot Stop, pg 171 of 228, They were patrolling the neighborhood in an unmarked police vehicle.

√ 1/4 resolution: Can You Keep a Secret?, pg 158 of 376, ”Emma, let’s make a new resolution.

√ 1/12 skiing: A Royal Christmas Gift, loc 826 of 3663, ”...tubing, and skiing on this lake, but over on the far side by the marina."

√1/9 voodoo: Megan's Mate, pg 73 of 333, "I need a stretcher and you offer voodoo.

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella The Boss (Managing the Bosses #1) by Lexy Timms Megan's Mate (Calhouns #5) by Nora Roberts The Haunted Mask (Goosebumps, #11) by R.L. Stine If Not For Thee (Daughters of His Kingdom) by Amber Lynn Perry Tears We Cannot Stop A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson A Royal Christmas Gift (Happily Ever After #1) by Luann McLane


message 9: by ~Teresa (last edited Jan 30, 2018 01:10PM) (new)

 ~Teresa | 323 comments Yes, a new year! I’m in. :)

January

9/10
5/5

beach ~ Fakers ~ Page 193 ~ ... circuit training workout on the beach. ~ 1/5/18

cheese ~ The Sixes ~ Page 197 ~ ... about you?” he said, returning with salad and a plate of cheese. ~ 1/26/18

chef ~ Every Breath You Take ~ Page 34 ~ ... on calling himself the butler, but he was also Alex’s assistant, chef, friend ... ~ 1/18/18

feast

fruit ~ Fakers ~ Page 17 ~ ... she bit into the fruit, juice running down her chin ... ~ 1/5/18

new ~ The Memory of Butterflies ~ Loc. 139, Page 6 ~ Likewise, the new school building had finally been completed. ~ 1/5/18

ocean ~ The House on Main Street ~ Loc. 2321, Page 207 ~ ... circuit medical equipment from there to the Atlantic Ocean. ~ 1/1/18

outdoor ~ The House on Main Street ~ Loc. 2161, Page 193 ~ “ You’re an outdoor cat, remember?” ~ 1/1/18

resort ~ The Memory of Butterflies ~ Loc. 1484, Page 95 ~ ... a spade for me while I resorted to digging out a stubborn weed. ~ 1/5/18

shop ~ The House on Main Street ~ Loc. 62, Page 2 ~ Same crumpling Victorian house. same little junk shop on it’s lower level. ~ 1/1/18


Bonus Words

calendar ~ Hello Again ~ Loc. 1216 ~ Evelyn glanced at her calendar even though ... ~ 1/17/18

patrolling ~ The Sixes ~ Page 124 ~ “I wish I could say it helped to know Buddy was patrolling ... ~ 1/26/18

resolution ~ Every Breath You Take ~ Page 57 ~ She assumed they could request high resolution versions ... ~ 1/18/18

skiing ~ Every Breath You Take ~ Page 2 ~ ... snow place on Palm Beach, and a condominium in Aspen for skiing vacations ...

voodoo ~ Big Easy Evil ~ page 62 ~ ... shop filled with books on history ... especially the real history of voodoo ... ~ 1/12/17

Fakers by Meg Collett The Memory of Butterflies by Grace Greene Hello Again (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles, #2) by Brenda Novak Big Easy Evil (Cafferty & Quinn #3.7) by Heather Graham The House on Main Street (Apple Valley #1) by Shirlee McCoy Every Breath You Take (Under Suspicion, #5) by Mary Higgins Clark The Sixes by Kate White


message 10: by Stacie (last edited Jan 17, 2018 04:23AM) (new)

Stacie  (cowmingo) | 1206 comments WOO!!! January


beach: Location 947 "...pathway to an effectively private beach. Cherish Hard 1/9 3 stars
cheese: Location 4553: "Cheese and crackers..." Geekerella 1/4 3 stars
chef: p. 108 "...you'll be a celebrity chef." The Beauty of Us 1/11 3 stars
feast: Location 1255 "...and I feast on him." Hot Cop 1/6 3 stars
fruit: p. 208 "...an apple out of the fruit bin..." The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland 1/11 3 stars
new: Location 234 "Goodbye new apartment..." Porn Star 1/15 4 stars
ocean: Location 3239 "...lakes you get at the bottom of an ocean." Countless 1/7 2 stars
outdoor: p. 95 "...the kind of outdoor food and music festival that sounds fun in theory..." We Are Never Meeting In Real Life 1/13 4 stars
resort: "...a last resort that does nothing more than..." Absinthe 1/14 3 stars
shop: Location 504: "The guys don't grocery shop, and what I buy..." Van 1/13 3 stars


Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.

calendar: Location 1916 "...and longingly stare at the calendar." Figure Eight 1/5 2 stars
patrolling: Location 4080 "There are five bots patrolling this auction now..." Warcross 1/5 4 stars
resolution: p. 86 "...but camera resolution isn't good enough..." Illuminae 1/10 5 stars
skiing: Location 2501 "I'm going skiing with Devon, Paul and Simone..." The Knocked up Plan 1/5 4 stars
voodoo: p. 132 "A Mambo is a Voodoo priestess. Come Alive 1/6 3 stars

Carryover from December Bonus:
verse: p. 230: "She knew every verse, but it was one line..." From Sand and Ash 1/4/2018 3.5 stars


message 11: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Jan 13, 2018 08:08PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 1076 comments Monthly Word Hunt
1 - 31 January 2018

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!~10 as of 01.13.2018

beach~ a large pink beach ball...pg 18...Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling...01.04.2018
cheese steaming macaroni & cheese...pg. 75...
Daisies for Innocence, Bailey Cattrell...01.13.2018
chef~ back to the club's chef...pg 62...Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs...01.05.2018
feast~ on their way down to the Great Hall for the Halloween feast...pg 172...Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling...01.04.2018
fruit~ until you can find fruit...pg 13...Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs...01.05.2018
new~ Scaling the exterior of the school was nothing new to me...loc 231....The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse, Alan Bradley...01.03.2018
ocean~ in the distance the country rose from the ocean...pg 12...Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs...01.05.2018
outdoor easy access to outdoor activities...pg...5...Daisies for Innocence, Bailey Cattrell...01.13.2018
resort now she resorted to a text...pg 54...
Daisies for Innocence, Bailey Cattrell...01.13.2018
shop~ The sort sold in any stationer's shop...loc 31...The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse, Alan Bradley...01.03.2018


Bonus
calendar
patrolling
resolution~ Harry's new resolution...pg 246...Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling...01.04.2018
skiing
voodoo


message 12: by Jujubee (last edited Jan 29, 2018 08:57PM) (new)

Jujubee (goodreadscomjujubeed) | 216 comments Happy New Reading Challenge Year!!
14/15 + 01/02 December Orphans
• Updated Jan 28
A Private Duel with Agent Gunn (The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard) by Jillian Stone Prince Charming by C.D. Reiss Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2) by Colleen Hoover Most Irresistible Guy (Most Valuable Playboy, #0.5) by Lauren Blakely Bond with Me (Fallen, #1) by Anne Marsh Spider by Ilsa Madden-Mills Stars in Their Eyes (Caught Up in Love, #4) by Lauren Blakely
🎉Beach "It’s an idyllic seaside scene with palm trees and a beach chair." LOC 3382 Prince Charming CD Riess • Read 01/08/18 4.5*
🎉Cheese "Finn broke off a crusty piece of bread, layering on a bit of soft cheese." Pg 244 A Private Duel with Agent Gunn (The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard 03) Jillian Stone • Read 01/04/18 4*
🎉Chef "He’s a chef, a baseball fan, and he loves to send her good morning and good night text messages." LOC 231 Most Irresistible Guy Lauren Blakely • Read 01/14/18 4*
🎉Feast "As he searched, however, he realized that the cream-colored fabric was a sensual feast hidden in plain sight." Pg 47 Bond with Me (Fallen 01) Anne Marsh • Read 01/20/18 3.5*
🎉Fruit "I hold up a box with a bowl of fruit." LOC 3107 Prince Charming CD Riess • Read 01/08/18 4.5*
🎉New "The danger of him sends me to new heights." LOC 834 Prince Charming CD Riess • Read 01/08/18 4.5*
🎉Ocean "She inhaled a breath of ocean air." Pg 118 A Private Duel with Agent Gunn (The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard 03) Jillian Stone • Read 01/04/18 4*
🎉Outdoor "They’d transformed the club into an outdoor wonderland." Pg 85 Bond with Me (Fallen 01) Anne Marsh • Read 01/20/18 3.5*
🎉Resort “My advice to female operatives is to never offer favors, not unless you are prepared to deliver them, and then, only as a last resort.” Pg 217 A Private Duel with Agent Gunn (The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard 03) Jillian Stone • Read 01/04/18 4*
🎉Shop “I let Kel and Caulder order it when we were grocery shopping the other day." Pg 48 Point of Retreat (Slammed 02) Colleen Hoover • Read 01/14/18 3*

BONUS
Woot woot!
Got a 2fer for this bonus word!!
Calendar "Let me just check my calendar and see if I’m free on Sunday,” I said in a playful voice, pretending to thumb through a calendar. "Pg 193 Stars in Their Eyes Caught Up in Love 04) Lauren Blakeley • Read 01/28/18 3*

patrolling

🎉Resolution "With all that said (or written, rather) writing is my resolution for 2012." Pg 8 Point of Retreat (Slammed 02) Colleen Hoover • Read 01/14/18 3*
🎉Skiing "He hadn’t known for sure because Anne broke her leg on a skiing trip a few weeks ago and he didn’t know if she’d be ready to travel." LOC 2726 Spider Ilsa Madden-Miles • Read 01/27/18 3.5*
🎉Voodoo "A few greased palms here, a little computer voodoo there, and they got what they needed." Pg 46 Bond with Me (Fallen 01) Anne Marsh • Read 01/20/18 3.5*

DECEMBER ORPHANS
Monarch

Verse "Anaka and I were stationed on the pale blue couch in the living room, and she demanded a chapter and verse rundown on what had gone down after the exchange of the I dos, which marked precisely the moment I had taken off." Pg 206 Stars in Their Eyes Caught Up in Love 04) Lauren Blakeley • Read 01/28/18 3*


message 13: by Nicole (last edited Jan 12, 2018 04:49AM) (new)

Nicole P | 3200 comments Oh yeah! I'm in!

2018 January Word Hunt

Regular Words

10/10 found

✓ Beach: Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely (04/01) ★★★
"...grab a pop-up beach tent and unfold it..." Loc 633 of 2690

✓ Cheese: Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely (04/01) ★★★
"I want to make you grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch..." Loc 2137 of 2690

✓ Chef: Feel the Heat by Kate Meader (07/01) ★★★
"Laurent, his sous- chef and trusty sidekick ambled in..." Page 13 of 405

✓ Feast: Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh (11/01) ★★★
"He dragged her there to feast on her, though he spilled most of her blood here." Page 24 of 324

✓ Fruit: Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh (11/01) ★★★
"...buttered slices of toast, small bowls of fruit salad..." Page 69 of 324

✓ New: Unfixable by Tessa Bailey (09/01) ★★★
"...or you'd be looking for a new place to stay." Page 21 of 262

✓ Ocean: Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis (02/01) ★★★★
"He could hear the Pacific Ocean pounding the surf below the cliffs." Page 2 of 378

✓ Outdoor: Feel the Heat by Kate Meader (07/01) ★★★
"...the outdoor table, already set to bursting piled a plate high with..." Page 327 of 405

✓ Resort: Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis (02/01) ★★★★
"...she was going to have to resort to some exercise." Page 249 of 378

✓ Shop: Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis (02/01) ★★★★
"...work was slow for him at the welding shop ..." Page 8 of 378


Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely Feel the Heat (Hot in the Kitchen, #1) by Kate Meader Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) by Nalini Singh Unfixable by Tessa Bailey Lucky in Love (Lucky Harbor, #4) by Jill Shalvis

Bonus Words

5/5 found

✓ Calendar: Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely (04/01) ★★★
"...I've crossed off twenty days on the calendar ." Loc 2235 of 2690

✓ Patrolling: Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose (08/01) ★★★
"...and I heard they've been patrolling the area more than they usually do." Loc 451 of 3892

✓ Resolution: Feel the Heat by Kate Meader (07/01) ★★★
"...in some fairy-tale resolution to all their problems." Page 278 of 405

✓ Skiing: Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose (08/01) ★★★
"In the winter, we have snowboarding and skiing ." Loc 3503 of 3892

✓ Voodoo: Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh (11/01) ★★★
"There might be a former voodoo priest turned vampire involved." Page 179 of 324

Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely Bad Habit (Bad Love, #1) by Charleigh Rose Feel the Heat (Hot in the Kitchen, #1) by Kate Meader Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) by Nalini Singh


message 14: by Georgina (last edited Jan 08, 2018 05:46AM) (new)

Georgina Parkin (geosbookblog) | 253 comments 10/10 words found | 5/5 bonus words found | 6 books read

beach:
LOC 3962 "She waited for the beach ball to turn, and spit out the results." Sweet Sinful Nights 4/1
cheese: LOC 475 “The king was fond of goat cheese. The Serpent Prince 6/1
chef: LOC 3002 “I don’t want to be a chef. The Goal 7/1
feast: LOC 2162 “Males had looked at her like that before and she had used it back then, luring them to their doom so she could feast on their souls.” Haunted by the King of Death 3/2
fruit: LOC 823 “A low-walled kitchen garden, a small lawn with fruit trees, and beyond, a flower garden.” The Serpent Prince 6/1
new: LOC 91 "Besides, the job he'd originally gone in for was based in New York." Sweet Sinful Nights 4/1
ocean: LOC 1765 “She stared up into Frey’s blue eyes, lost in a sea of thoughts, an ocean of pain.” Haunted by the King of Death 3/2
outdoor: LOC 106 “Pillowed chaises in brilliant scarlet and lemon adorned the grassy knoll, scattered in a half-moon about the outdoor dias.” Beyond the Highland Mist 2/1
resort: LOC 264 “think you I would resort to such trickery and jeopardize us all?” Beyond the Highland Mist 2/1
shop: LOC 1915 “The two elderly ladies trotted across the green to see what the commotion was about, and the smith and his boy came out of his shop.” The Serpent Prince 6/1

Bonus:
calendar:
LOC 2273 "She crossed the weeks off on her calendar, but she was no closer to a decision." Sweet Sinful Nights 4/1
patrolling: LOC 1927 “Grave’s eyes shot there and widened as they landed on a pack of three Hell beasts patrolling the perimeter of the wall...” Haunted by the King of Death 3/2
resolution: LOC 4580 “Eugenia forgot her resolution to apologize.” Seven Minutes in Heaven 9/1
skiing: LOC 5069 “He keeps talking about skiing from sunup to sundown...” The Goal 7/1
voodoo: LOC 2202 “So she told him about Marie Leveau the voodoo queen...” Beyond the Highland Mist 2/1


message 15: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 18, 2018 07:54PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3557 comments I"ll hunt out all 15 and hope for the best.

READ: 14/15

✔️beach - Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
(only yards from the beach), loc5278

✔️cheese - The Hike - Drew Magary 1/16
(a hunk of cheese and a sip of tea), p34

✔️chef - A Dangerous Reality - Layla Wolfe 1/4
(yeah, said Dipstick, a chef), p50

✔️feast - Hunt the Darkness - Alexandra Ivy 1/4
(consumed a respectable portion of the feast), p253

✔️fruit - Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
(fruit trees everywhere), loc5365

✔️new - The Goblin King - Shona Husk 1/11
(the watch was new), p29

✔️ocean - Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
(we were out over the ocean), loc4892

✔️outdoor - Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
(brought the outdoors in), loc4346

✔️resort - Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
(who worked at the Aloha Lagoon resort), loc3880

✔️shop - Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
(just before reaching the gift shop), loc4346


BONUS
✔️calendar - At Wolf Ranch - Jennifer Ryan 1/6
(I found an odd calendar entry for Montana), p177

✔️patrolling - Mind Magic - Eileen Wilks 1/23
(most of the guards patrolling the house), p39

resolution -
(), p

✔️skiing - Bowled Over - Kasey Michaels 1/8
(they're going skiing), p40

✔️voodoo - Bowled Over - Kasey Michaels 1/8
(doing that voodoo I do so well), p258

A Dangerous Reality (The Bent Zealots MC, #1) by Layla Wolfe At Wolf Ranch (Montana Men, #1) by Jennifer Ryan Bowled Over (Maggie Kelly Mystery, #6) by Kasey Michaels Murder on the Aloha Express (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #2) by Sally J. Smith Mind Magic (World of the Lupi, #12) by Eileen Wilks


message 16: by Mojca (new)

Mojca | 1385 comments I'm in.


message 17: by Maritza (last edited Jan 31, 2018 03:26PM) (new)

Maritza (spanishwhispers) | 523 comments Happy New Year In Advance.

10 of 10 words found / 5 of 5 bonus words found

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

beach, Seducing the Defendant Chantal Fernando 12/04/17***** - 'Do you want to come for a jog along the BEACH with me?' (pg 132)
cheese, Craving for Love Violet Vaughn 01/16/18*** - Blue CHEESE is set out with crackers, (pg 54)
chef, Snow Mike Bond 01/19/18*** - "What we got, CHEF?" (loc 288)
feast, PoisonBuried Punch Lyndsey Cole 01/29/18**** - 'Leona brought over a FEAST...' (loc 2744)
fruit, Snow - ,living off the FRUIT of the land, (loc 1810)
new, Seducing the Defendant - 'To NEW friends,' (pg 138)
ocean, Midnight Target Elle Kennedy 01/13/18***** - ...drifting aimlessly in the OCEAN... (pg 79)
outdoor, Midnight Target - ...and grounds were still illuminated by the OUTDOOR lights... (pg 275)
resort, Big L. Wilder 01/15/18**** - it looked more like a vacation RESORT... (pg 177)
shop, Distrust T. L. Smith 01/95/18*** - They have the SHOP owner on the floor, (pg 25)
Seducing the Defendant (Conflict of Interest, #2) by Chantal Fernando Distrust (Smirnov Bratva, #1) by T.L. Smith Falling for Her Brother's Best Friend (Tea for Two, #1) by Noelle Adams Midnight Target (Killer Instincts, #8) by Elle Kennedy Big (Satan's Fury MC, #6) by L. Wilder Craving for Love (Snow Kissed Love, #1) by Violet Vaughn Snow by Mike Bond PoisonBuried Punch (Black Cat Cafe #6) by Lyndsey Cole Wild About the Wrangler (Sexy Texans, #2) by Vicki Lewis Thompson Power Game (GhostWalkers, #13) by Christine Feehan
calendar, Wild About the Wrangler Vicki Lewis Thompson 01/29/18**** - Kathryn pulled out her phone and consulted her CALENDAR. (pg 200)
patrolling, Power Game Christine Feehan 01/31/17**** - men with guns PATROLLING their grounds. (pg 225)
resolution, Falling for Her Brother's Best Friend - The pain. The RESOLUTION. (pg 100)
skiing, Craving for Love - I'd be excited about the SKIING. (pg 4)
voodoo, Midnight Target - , including an untraceable phone programmed with the techno VOODOO of Paige, (pg 120)


message 18: by Chan (last edited Jan 09, 2018 06:21PM) (new)

Chan | 3380 comments Here We Go!

January Word Hunt
1. beach - Dirty Filthy Rich Boys | Jan 3
LOC 285: I'm on the beach

2. cheese - The Last Single Girl | Jan 2
Page 93: I was going to live through the wine & cheese thing

3. chef - The Last Single Girl | Jan 2
Page 110: Weeding out guys in her head like a chef tossing soft vegetables

4. feast - The Raven Prince | Jan 7
Page 168: She feasted on delicacies she had only dreamed of

5. fruit - Anything You Can Do | Jan 4
Page 33: Casey unwraps a sickly fruit display

6. new - Axel | Jan 1
Page 17: I had new everything

7. ocean
8. outdoor

9. resort - The Last Single Girl | Jan 2
Page 131: I had to resort to gnawing through the plastic stem

10. Shop - Axel | Jan 1
Page 17: We've been shopping for hours

Bonus
1. calendar - Axel | Jan 1
Page 13: I look down at my desk calendar

2. patrolling

3. resolution - The Raven Prince | Jan 7
Page 247: He'd just made that resolution this morning

4. skiing

5. voodoo - Anything You Can Do | Jan 4
Page 61: I tried to enlist her help in procuring a voodoo doll

ROLLOVERS
November Bonus
1. Geometric

Axel (Corps Security, #1) by Harper Sloan Dirty Filthy Rich Boys (Dirty Duet, #0.5) by Laurelin Paige Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey The Raven Prince (Princes Trilogy, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt


message 19: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19614 comments Maritza wrote: "Happy New Year In Advance."

Happy New Year Maritza!! And to the rest of the 'Hunting' die-hards and soon to be die-hards, aka newbies ;)


message 20: by Samantha (last edited Jan 27, 2018 08:10AM) (new)

Samantha Clysdale | 112 comments Read : 10/10

Bonus Read : 1/b

Books Read: 7/9

beach: The Last Kingdom Books 1–8 The Pagan Lord-Jan.7.2018-P.2468- They wanted everything, and, while I was standing on a Frisian beach, they were probably taking it.

cheese: The Pillars of the Earth-Jan.7/2018-p.103- After two years they were self-sufficient, and after another two they were suppling Kingsbridge Priory with meat,game, and a cheese made from goat's milk which became a coveted delicacy.

chef: 44 Cranberry Point Jan.26/ 2018 p.53-Friday was his last day at The Lighthouse Restaurant, where he worked nights as a chef.

feast: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane- Jan.3/2018-p.111- Ci-teh's family announces she'll soon marry Law-ba, and the whole village enjoys a celebratory feast.

fruit: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane-Jan.03/2018-P.184- That night, A-ma and the sister- in laws prepare a meal unimaginable when I was a child: pork four ways(crispy skin, barbecued ribs, braised pork belly and meatballs in clear broth), a soy-sauce roasted goose, bitter melon with scrambled egg, rice and a fruit plate.

new:Uncommon Type: Some Stories- Jan.1/2018-p.163- Another storm was due the news said, and Sue was prepared; she had already paid five of her dollars to one of many men who appeared with boxes of umbrellas the moment the clouds grew thick with rain.

ocean: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane- Jan.02/2018- P.23- These things have traveled over oceans and rivers, across mountain passes and a long trade routes.

outdoor: 74 Seaside Avenue-P.27- Leif would start setting the outdoor table, since he loved arranging the napkins and colourful place mats.

resort: The Black Tides of Heaven- Jan.21/2018- p. 124- Her hope that both sides, understanding the horror of what had been wrought, would never resort to using these- what he decided to call them again?

shop: So Great a Prince- Jan.8/2018- p.106- Tradesmen's shops were overshadow by carts and scaffolds from devils leered and souls danced.

Bonus:
calendar: 44 Cranberry Point-Jan.27/2018- P.113- Her thirtieth birthday has come and gone with barely a ripple of the calendar page.

patrolling: Abduction-P.28- She looked to the left and saw Hayden patrolling.

resolution
skiing
voodoo

December Bonus

Leaf: 44 Cranberry Point-Jan.26/2018- p.13- Peggy uncoiled the garden hose and moved carefully between the rows of leaf lettuce, sweet peas and pole beans.


message 21: by Emily (last edited Feb 09, 2018 08:46AM) (new)

Emily | 693 comments 2018 January Word Hunt 

Regular Words

0/10 found

1. Beach: He gave her a sideways glance and grinned as they stepped into a beach-themed store. Connor, Claudia. Worth the Risk (The McKinney Brothers, Book 2) (Kindle Locations 1339-1340). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
2. Cheese: Either the guy’s too old, too hipster, doesn’t like cheese—” Charles, Allyson. The Christmas Wedding Swap (Pineville) (pp. 11-12). Kensington. Kindle Edition.
3. Chef: asked, jerking his head toward the adjoining room where the chef Molly’d hired for the day had set the gorgeous mahogany table with elegant O'Rourke, Sarah. The Sizzle Saga (Kindle Locations 9334-9335). UNKNOWN. Kindle Edition.
4. Feast: Now, he’s cooked a veritable feast, which he’s forcing me to eat in bed like I’m an invalid. Wylder, Penny. BIG MAN (pp. 107-108). Kindle Edition.
5. Fruit: There were tons of fruit and veggies and juice before him, so he poured himself a glass and offered Katy one. Arend, Vivian. Ride Baby Ride (Thompson & Sons Book 1) (p. 90). Vivian Arend. Kindle Edition.
6. New: This kiss consumes me, and all of my senses reach a new height. Cade’s hands Ohara, Ra'chael. Falling For Cade (Falling For Series Book 1) (Kindle Locations 906-907). Kindle Edition.
7. Ocean: His perfect eyes are smoky blue, almost like the ocean on a cloudy day. Owens, C.M.. Daughter of Aphrodite (Daughter Trilogy #1 Paranormal Romance) (The Daughter Trilogy) (Kindle Location 170). C.M. Owens. Kindle Edition.
8. Outdoor: “Charity isn’t much of an outdoor kind of girl. Elliott, Kelly . Only With Me (p. 64). K. Elliott Enterprises, INC. Kindle Edition.
9. Resort: The large, swanky resort had just about everything, including a golf course and Wright, Suzanne. Shiver (Kindle Locations 5249-5250). Kindle Edition.
10. Shop: Vaughn after his parents cut out had lived above the town stationary shop, before Bailey, Tessa. Thrown Down (Made in Jersey) (Kindle Locations 326-327). Entangled Publishing, LLC. Kindle Edition.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bonus Words

0/5 found

1. Calendar: your choice of a 10 page book or a 12 month calendar. Isaacs, MF. Crazy Good Love (Crazy Love Series Book 1) (Kindle Location 1840). Mary Gough-Isaacs. Kindle Edition.
2. Patrolling:
3. Resolution:
4. Skiing:
5. Voodoo: Voodoo Cauld Ane shit on him and he’ll live another fifty years.” Davenport, Piper. Stealing the Biker's Heart (Dogs of Fire: Savannah Chapter Book 2) (Kindle Location 3522). Kindle Edition.


message 22: by Karen ♐ (last edited Jan 26, 2018 06:20PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1244 comments Monthly Word Hunt
1 - 31 January 2018


The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

beach - Pg 10 - in the summer and Palm Beach - Desire After Dark Marie Force - 1/3
cheese - Pg 115 - I'd get some crackers and cheese - Code of Silence Marliss Melton - 1/3
chef - Loc 783 - the chef will prepare something for you - Defiant Queen Meghan March - 1/6
feast - Pg 14 - turkey in preparation for tomorrow's feast - Code of Silence Marliss Melton - 1/3
fruit - Loc 3636 - grab a sandwich and some fruit - Claimed Stacey Kennedy - 1/10
new - Pg 2 - to an amazing group of new friends - Desire After Dark Marie Force - 1/3
ocean - Pg 33 - out the window at the ocean - Desire After Dark Marie Force - 1/3
outdoor - Pg 300 - rustling as they donned their outdoor gear - Memory in Death J.D. Robb - 1/12
resort - Pg 265 - girl Blaire moves to the resort town - Never Too Far Abbi Glines - 1/13
shop - Pg 49 - can hang out while I shop - Code of Silence Marliss Melton - 1/3


Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.

calendar - Loc 1091 - how he hacked into my calendar - Defiant Queen Meghan March - 1/6
patrolling - loc 297 - have guards with automatic weapens patrolling the house - Defiant Queen Meghan March - 1/6
resolution - Loc 8663 - in America for a diplomatic resolution - Nothing on Earth & Nothing in Heaven Susan Fanetti - 1/23
skiing - Pg 309 - husband died in a snow-skiing
accident - Stanton Adore T.L. Swan - 1/17
voodoo - Pg 89 - The blood of voodoo priestesses runs in my veins - Sinful Empire Meghan March - 1/7

Books Used:
Desire After Dark (Gansett Island Series #15) by Marie Force Code of Silence (Seal Team 12, #7.5) by Marliss Melton Defiant Queen (Mount Trilogy, #2) by Meghan March Claimed (Club Sin, #1) by Stacey Kennedy Sinful Empire (Mount Trilogy, #3) by Meghan March Memory in Death (In Death, #22) by J.D. Robb Never Too Far (Rosemary Beach, #2; Too Far, #2) by Abbi Glines Stanton Adore (Stanton, #1) by T.L. Swan Nothing on Earth & Nothing in Heaven by Susan Fanetti


message 23: by Andrea (last edited Jan 31, 2018 08:23AM) (new)

Andrea | 101 comments 10/10

beach - - The Shore Thing - Jan2 - 5*
LOC 61 "With the head advisory in effect, the beach wouldn't fill out for another couple of hours"
cheese - High Test - Jan4 - 4*
LOC 42 "They were enjoying a shrimp buffet, fresh fruit and cheese, champagne and a wide variety of martinis."
chef - Game Point - Jan6 - 5*
LOC292 "He'd spent a few weeks in bed with a chef in Paris."
feast - The Gryphon King's Consort - Jan5 - 5*
LOC 266 "Dinner that evening was intended to be a quiet affair, given that the next day would see their wedding feast."
fruit - Getting His Man - Jan11 - 4*
LOC 1777 - "Within a week his hope had borne fruit, and the two of them could barely keep their hands of each other."
new - New Game, Start - 1/1 - 4*
LOC 32 "Walter Chase was going to be in New York City?"
ocean - Kidnapped by the Pirate - Jan16 - 4*
LOC 111 "Perhaps it had been a great ocean creature surfacing - a whale or giant squid, or some kind of mysterious monster"
outdoor - Fangs and Catnip - Jan9 - 3*
LOC 817 "Fallon stripped out of all his outdoor gear."
resort - Will & Patrick's Endless Honeymoon - Jan15 - 3*
LOC 1198 "There are multiple pools across the resort."
shop - The Monet Murders - Jan14 - 3*
LOC2630 "She finished ringing up the rental shop's only other customer, a stooped elderly man in a pea coatt and navytoque."


Bonus Words

5/5 found
calendar - Abercrombie Zombie - Jan16 - 2*
LOC 365 "We cruised past a farm so idyllic in its red-dressed prettiness it could've grace a calendar."
patrolling - Splinter - Jan31 - 4*
LOC 1076 "They'd been patrolling for an hour or so now, mostly sticking to the paths"
resolution - A Boy Worth Knowing - Jan29 - 5*
LOC 1791 "Call it a New Year's resolution."
skiing - Catching Heir - Jan27 - 3*
LOC 927 "I tried skiing once the year I moved here"
Voodoo - Five Dares - Jan28 - 4*
LOC 688 "My hands weren't in as much agony as they'd been at the start, but they throbbed right now, the nerves pulsing like silent voodoo drums."


message 24: by Robin (last edited Jan 28, 2018 09:10AM) (new)

Robin (robinmy) | 89 comments 10/10 Words
3/5 Bonus
1/3 Leftovers from 2017
9 Books Read

beach - Speak No Evil 1/6/18
LOC: Page 7 "There were two universities within spitting distance of the beach."

cheese Angle of Investigation 1/12/18
LOC: Kindle 443 "He got a can of Coke and two packages of cheese crackers."

chef A Rose at Midnight 1/27/18
LOC: Kindle 28 "Never mind that the chef was a female, an unheard-of circumstance."

feast Simple Jess 1/12/18
LOC: Page 265 "It was as if he were feasting upon life itself.

fruit The Crossing 1/20/19
LOC: Page 16 "Fruit of the poisonous tree, your Honor."

new - Bringing Up Baby New Year / Frisky Business 1/2/18
LOC: Front Page "Bringing Up Baby New Year"

ocean Murder on Astor Place 1/14/18
LOC: Kindle 3954 "A storm was brewing off the ocean."

outdoor The Perfect Family 1/17/18
LOC: Page 281 "Sara had secured a table in the outdoor section of the restaurant."

resort Time Without End 1/20/18
LOC: Page 218 "Just give me the name of the resort, then."

shop Angle of Investigation 1/12/18
LOC: Kindle 32 "When the shop owner came to work that morning and found the dead burglar behind the jewelry case, he didn't dial 911."


Bonus

calendar - Speak No Evil 1/6/18
LOC: Page 68 "Nick found himself glancing at the calendar more often now."

patrolling
LOC:

resolution Simple Jess 1/12/18
LOC: Page 92 "He wanted to say it cooly and calmly and with resolution."

skiing - Speak No Evil 1/6/18
LOC: Page 168 "Your neighbor told us you went skiing in the mountains."

voodoo
LOC:

Leftovers:

geometric (Nov. Bonus)
LOC:

monarch (Dec Bonus)
LOC:

verse (Dec Bonus) Simple Jess 1/12/18
LOC: Page 93 "Orv spoke first, quoting chapter and verse in a tone that was stiff and superior."

Speak No Evil (No Evil Trilogy, #1) by Allison Brennan Bringing Up Baby New Year / Frisky Business (Harlequin Duets, #16) by Vicki Lewis Thompson Simple Jess (Marrying Stone, #2) by Pamela Morsi Angle of Investigation (Harry Bosch, #15.2; Harry Bosch Universe, #16.2) by Michael Connelly Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mystery, #1) by Victoria Thompson The Crossing (Harry Bosch, #18; Mickey Haller, #6; Harry Bosch Universe, #27) by Michael Connelly Time Without End (Vampire, #3) by Linda Lael Miller A Rose at Midnight by Anne Stuart The Perfect Family by Kathryn Shay


message 25: by Chelsea (last edited Jan 17, 2018 02:36PM) (new)

Chelsea | 3 comments January Word Hunt


1/1/18 to 1/31/18
Words: 7/15
Books: 3/7

Homicide in Hardcover (1/3)
fruit, chef, skiing

The Glass Castle (1/4)
feast, voodoo, resort

NYPD Red (1/8)
outdoor

Flowers in the Attic
calendar, cheese, beach

Jewels
ocean

1st to Die
patrolling

One Breath Away
shop, new, resolution

JANUARY

✔ beach - I saw us all at the beach , sailing, swimming, or in the mountains skiing. p. 401-410

✔ cheese - ohhh . . . on the step was a mousetrap, the same place we left one every night, set with cheese . p. 280

✔(1/3) chef - Theirs was made with Niman Ranch beef, slices of heirloom tomato and sweet Walla Walla onion, a fluffy homemade bun and an aioli-based secret sauce worthy of a Cordon Bleu chef. p. 80

✔(1/4) feast - I followed him through the rows of big green leaves, and we eventually settled down to feast, burying our faces in the huge wet heads of lettuce and eating until our stomachs ached. p. 45-46

✔(1/3) fruit - It was a classic Ian thing to do and say, and it brought home the fact that Ian wasn't a laid-back Californian but an upper-crust, old-school Bostonian, out of his element in the land of fruits and nuts. p.51

new

ocean - The house looked beautiful, filled with flowers and there was a tent looking out over the ocean. p. 29

✔(1/8) outdoor - The two of them stepped through a pair of French doors onto a narrow porch with outdoor furniture as run-down as the indoor stuff. p. 188

✔(1/4) resort - One of the hospital administrators got him a job as a maintenance man at an upstate resort, room and board included. p. 262

shop

BONUS

✔ calendar - She blanched and her lips quivers, and perhaps she regretted bringing us a big wall calendar so we could know when it was Saturday or Sunday. p.121

patrolling

resolution

✔(1/3) skiing - I could make out a number of basic words,having spent two weeks skiing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during college. p. 114

✔(1/4) voodoo - He believed in science and reason, he said, not superstition and voodoo. p. 104

Homicide in Hardcover (Bibliophile Mystery #1) by Kate Carlisle The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls NYPD Red by James Patterson Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1) by V.C. Andrews Jewels by Danielle Steel 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1) by James Patterson One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf


message 26: by Jacque Stengel (new)

Jacque Stengel | 2 comments 2018 January Word Hunt

Regular Words

0/10 found

1. Beach:
2. Cheese:
3. Chef:
4. Feast:
5. Fruit:
6. New:
7. Ocean:
8. Outdoor:
9. Resort:
10. Shop:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bonus Words

0/5 found

1. Calendar:
2. Patrolling:
3. Resolution:
4. Skiing:
5. Voodoo:

1 2 3 4 5


message 27: by Becky (last edited Jan 29, 2018 02:32PM) (new)

Becky (fibrobabe) | 1395 comments 15/15

beach Better At Weddings Than You- loc 1293- She said yes because it was work, nd she was perfectly fine with doing an "ocular"of a newly renovated beach resort. 1/11-1/12
cheeseHalf-Off Ragnarok- loc 505- "The colony will be paid for the labor in cheese and cake." 1/4-1/6
chef Frisky Business- loc 2355- "Another chef runs the restaurant portion, and April handles the catering side of things." 1/2-1/4
feast Footman- loc 1765- The twins were a feast for the eyes, a double dose of shining black curls, clear blue eyes, and sculpted masculine physiques. 1/7-1/9
fruit Footman- loc 831- But his search had finally born fruit, and he found himself en route through gaily dressed, nearly-- or entirely-- drunken people to the man himself. 1/7-1/9
new Kindred Spirits- loc 68- However Elena changed or grew, Star Wars seemed to be there for her in a new way. 1/1
ocean Half-Off Ragnarok- loc 1891- I don't know why, or how they tolerated one another long enough to make it across the ocean without multiple murders, but they made it. 1/4-1/6
outdoor Frisky Business- loc 500- "But I'm very excited to take advantage of all the outdoor recreation Central Oregon has to offer." 1/2-1/4
resort Half-Off Ragnarok- loc 1324- I wasn't too proud to ask for help, but mobilizing the troops was the sort of thing that should only be used as a last resort. 1/4-1/6
shop Kindred Spirits- loc 89- She could shop in the kids' section. 1/1


Bonus

calendar Better At Weddings Than You- loc 789- He was given a clean break from all of it, and suddenly his calendar would be free to pursue other things. 1/11-1/12
patrolling Fire in His Fury- loc 3569- Plus, I don't see militia patrolling. 1/15-1/16
resolution Wolf's Clothing- loc 833- Regardless of his resolution to cut back on the self-pity, he still didn't want to think about vanishing. 1/28-1/29
skiing Frisky Business- loc 1815- "Skiing." 1/2-1/4
voodoo Wolf's Clothing- loc 1559- Consequently, when he arrived at Trent's door an hour later, he carried the signature pink Voodoo Doughnuts box and a personal carafe of Peet's coffee. 1/28-1/29


message 28: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 16 comments This sounds fun. I am going to try.


message 29: by Becky (new)

Becky (fibrobabe) | 1395 comments Samantha wrote: "This sounds fun. I am going to try."

Welcome, Samantha! I enjoy the monthly word hunt quite a bit. I hope you will, too!


message 30: by Kesha (last edited Jan 29, 2018 02:56AM) (new)

Kesha | 705 comments 2018 January Word Hunt

Read: 10/10
Bonus Read: 3/5


beach: I had managed to find a small house in a coastal town a few miles away and the idea of raising my baby with days at the BEACH and salty sea air made me feel as though I was already creating a life for her that she would be happy with. The Cowboy's Seamstress (LOC 507) - Debbie Gordon 1-3-18
cheese: You don't mind if I borrow a blanket, a bottle of wine, and some...I don't know, CHEESE and grapes or something. Kiss Me in Christmas (p. 251) - Debbie Mason 1-4-18
chef: "I could heat up the food that the head CHEF at the brewery prepared for us." Romancing the Wallflower (p. 165) - Michelle Major 1-13-18
feast: "Because you are a FEAST for the eyes." Just What I Needed (p. 111) - Lorelei James
fruit: On the counter was turkey bacon, omelets and sliced fresh FRUIT. Meet Me Halfway (LOC 2071) - Xyla Turner 1-14-18
new: But I have devastating NEWS. Kiss Me in Christmas (p. 117) - Debbie Mason 1-4-18
ocean: His body was tense as he stood staring at the OCEAN, his back to me. Sassy Christmas (LOC 46) - Nina Levine 1-12-18
outdoor: Some guys I worked with spent their networking hours inside claiming they had enough of the great OUTDOORS during the workweek. Just What I Needed (p. 65) - Lorelei James
resort: She dried off with a soft, fluffy towel, feeling like she was at some fancy RESORT.Accidentally Married (p. 108) - Victorine E. Lieske 1-6-18
shop: I lifted my head quickly and looked throught the small crack in the door, which led to the SHOP floor. The Cowboy's Seamstress (LOC 60) - Debbie Gordon 1-3-18

BONUS
calendar: Despite a CALENDAR that proclaimed October was upon them, the mercury in the big thermometer outside nudged the ninety-degree mark. The Rancher's Lullaby (p. 145) - Leigh Duncan 1-16-18
patrolling:
resolution: "I would hate to see us not be able to come to a RESOLUTION here." Sweet Stallion (p. 125) - Deborah Fletcher Mello 1-29-18
skiing: "I thought you'd have a fast jet boat or one of those fancy boats that are used for wakeboarding and competition SKIING. Just What I Needed (p. 60) - Lorelei James
vodoo:


message 31: by Pam (last edited Jan 02, 2018 01:48PM) (new)

Pam | 18 comments January Word Hunt

1/2/18 I’m withdrawing from this challenge because I overcommitted myself. I’ll try next month.

Read : 1/10
Bonus Read : 0/5

New - Badd Ass ✔️ (Date)
p 221: I changed into my shorts and then I browsed in the medicine cabinet for a new toothbrush.

(view spoiler)


message 32: by Beth (new)

Beth I'm in! I haven't finished December but I'll line up the January words.


message 33: by Deanna (last edited Jan 26, 2018 09:59AM) (new)

Deanna (dlbell208) | 86 comments I'm in. Let's try this again!

January Word Hunt

10/10 words
2/5 bonus words
0/2 bonus word carryovers

1) beach: Idaho by Emily Ruskovich - 1/20/18 - loc 969 - "...just the white sand and the beach grass and the fog."

2) cheese: All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg - 1/6/18 - loc 799 - " I also bring a small bottle of bourbon and a round of goat cheese."

3) chef: Big Rock by Lauren Blakely - 1/26/18 - loc 177 - "I was seen with a hot new chef at a restaurant opening in Miami last month."

4) feast: Untamed: A Billionaire Romance by Kira Blakely - 1/25/18 - loc 2472 - " I was torn between ordering a full-on feast and a salad anyway."

5) fruit: All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg - 1/6/18 - loc 1414 - "With fruit wedges, she says."

6) new: Idaho by Emily Ruskovich - 1/20/18 - loc 776 - " She gave him a few new songs but mostly he relearned the old ones."

7) ocean: All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg - 1/6/18 - loc 1310 - "Only this isn't the ocean, this is the East River..."

8) outdoor: Untamed: A Billionaire Romance by Kira Blakely - 1/25/18 - loc 8881 - "...the store packed not just with all kinds of outdoor clothing but a wide range of outdoor gear."

9) resort: Untamed: A Billionaire Romance by Kira Blakely - 1/25/18 - loc 1639 - "...I exit the resort with my guide..."

10) shop: Idaho by Emily Ruskovich - 1/20/18 - loc 2425 - " It's Sunday, the shop is closed."


Bonus Words:

1) calendar: Big Rock by Lauren Blakely - 1/26/18 - loc 1765 - "I've got that on the calendar for tomorrow at three."

2) patrolling
3) resolution
4) skiing

5) voodoo: Big Rock by Lauren Blakely - 1/26/18 - loc 1764 - "When are we going to make a voodoo doll for that reporter?"

Leftover December bonus words:

1) monarch
2) verse


message 34: by Carly (last edited Jan 30, 2018 07:06PM) (new)

Carly (car88) | 65 comments JANUARY 2018 - WORD HUNT
·Post 35

10/10

BEACH - Bitter Ashes location 2665, 92% (1/15/18)
Soon we'd be off to somewhere in Scandinavia. Though it was true that I needed a vacation, I would have been happy with a beach in Mexico. Something told me I wouldn't be getting any margaritas with Diana around.
CHEESE - Last Minion Standing location 328, 35% (1/19/18)
Finally, looking tastier than a carmel covered cheesecake, Drake.
CHEF - Mr. Corporate location 3709, 96% (1/5/18)
"Have fun," Romantic says. "I gotta get back to the resort, anyway. Big chef's class coming up this weekend. What about you, Five?"
FEAST - Human and Freakn' location 4938, 73% (1/28/18)
Tension oozed from every inch of him. If they've harmed her, greater numbers or not, I will tear them apart. Feast on their marrow. Kill- "At ease, pup. The female is safe."
FRUIT - Lazy Son location 2792, 73% (1/18/18)
Lucifer waved a hand. "I wouldn't worry about it, fruit of my loins. Like the others, he'll probably turn out to be a pretender." "Or not," Bambi added to be contrary.
NEW - Leather Pants location 2935, 67% (1/12/18)
"He's even hung like a stallion. Definitely a Wade," added Bennett. "Okay. I really am going to come back later." Sarah didn't want to be rude, but she felt uncomfortable edging in on new parent, baby penis talk time.
OCEAN - Wickedest Witch location 1133, 94% (1/15/18)
Squeals erupted from a band of nymphs in the corner. "Master, you've returned to pleasure us!" Like an ocean of lemurs, they, and others of the female persuasion, came in a rippling wave of hair and pastel colors.
OUTDOOR - Force of Temptation location 133, 3% (1/30/18)
"The kids loved it, didn't they?" said Shaya, the Alpha female. She had designed the outdoor play area and was rightfully proud of it.
RESORT - Delicate Freakn' Flower location 229, 2% (in Freakn' Shifters Bundle) (1/6/17)
Then again, I could always resort to my dad's tactics which involve throwing her over my shoulder and dragging her back to the woods for some loving, mountain man style.
SHOP - To Vex A Valkyrie location 2027, 40% (1/10/18)
He had burned through the list quickly, until only one name remained, Great-Uncle Kenneth and his flying Aston Martin. Said car was in the shop for repairs and had been for the past two weeks.

Bonus
5/5

CALENDAR - Jealous And Freakn' location 4917, 49% (in Freakn' Shifters Bundle) (1/7/18)
"…My great grandpas each had their own rooms and from what I understood, took turns. Heck, they even had a calendar with a schedule, which I'll admit I didn't clue into for years.
PATROLLING - How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days location 2726, 40% (1/3/18)
"…He will return to his duties as Lord Protector, traveling with the army and patrolling the border." "I see." He would spend his life avoiding her so he wouldn't harm her.
RESOLUTION - To Vex A Valkyrie location 339, 10% (1/10/18)
"Well, as I recall, I just paid for you to attend an expensive conference where one of the topics covered was conflict and hostage resolution… go resolve."
SKIING - Already Freakn' Mated location 5913, 59% (in Freakn' Shifters Bundle) (1/8/18)
Some people loved summer for the sunshine and heat. Others loved winter for the crisp snow and skiing. Chris, however, would take the fall anytime.
VOODOO - Love in Transit location 6322, 99% (1/24/18)
"I'm on to you and your voodoo sex ways." She squeals when I slap her ass as she tries to get away from me. "You've never complained. Not once."


READ
How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (The Embraced, #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks Mr. Corporate (Mister, #3) by J.A. Huss Delicate Freakn' Flower (Freakn' Shifters, #1) by Eve Langlais Jealous And Freakn' (Freakn' Shifters, #2) by Eve Langlais Already Freakn' Mated (Freakn' Shifters, #3) by Eve Langlais To Vex A Valkyrie (Southern Sanctuary, #9) by Jane Cousins Leather Pants (Happy Pants, #2) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Bitter Ashes (Bitter Ashes, #1) by Sara C. Roethle Wickedest Witch by Eve Langlais Lazy Son (Hell's Son, #1) by Eve Langlais Last Minion Standing by Eve Langlais Love in Transit by Jana Aston Human and Freakn' (Freakn' Shifters, #4) by Eve Langlais Force of Temptation (The Mercury Pack, #2) by Suzanne Wright


message 35: by Nina (last edited Jan 18, 2018 08:35PM) (new)

Nina Snow | 76 comments January Word Hunt
Duration: January 1st - January 31st
Level: CHAMPION Hunter!

Read: 10/10
Bonus: 4/5
Books Read: 11

Words:


✔︎Beach: Falcon's Fox by Sandrine Gasq-Dion|01/06/18|★★★
Pg. 63 ~ "...he's down at the beach this morning."

✔︎Cheese: Tried & True by Charlie Cochet|01/02/18|★★★★
Pg. 64 ~ "...instead of bacon and cheese."

✔︎Chef: Drained by E.H. Reinhard|01/02/18|★★★
Pg. 5 ~ "I had a chef on staff..."

✔︎Feast: At Road's End by Zoe Saadia|01/05/18|★★★
Loc. 270 ~"...appeared at the very feast..."

✔︎Fruit: Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter|01/05/18|★★★
Pg. 17 ~ "...frozen by the fruit of his actions."

✔︎New: True by Ella Frank|01/03/18|★★★★
Loc. 230 ~ "...he needed a new answer to."

✔︎Ocean: King by Eve Langlais|01/05/18|★★
Pg. 42 ~ "She stared out at the still ocean."

✔︎Outdoor: Love, in English by Karina Halle|01/01/18|★★★★
Pg. 333 ~ "...meet them at and outdoor café..."

✔︎Resort: (Watch Me) Unmask You by Avril Ashton|01/04/18|★★★★
Pg. 74 ~ "Violence was always the last resort..."

✔︎Shop: Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll|01/05/18|★★★★★
Pg. 47 ~ "Was she in the shop?"

Bonus:

✔︎Calendar: Tried & True by Charlie Cochet|01/02/18|★★★★
Pg. 87 ~ "...when he saw the calendar spreadsheet..."

✔︎Patrolling: Unexpected by Sloane Kennedy|1/13/18|★★★★
Pg. 266 ~ "...were outside patrolling the grounds."

Resolution: Falcon's Fox by Sandrine Gasq-Dion|01/06/18|★★★
Pg. 62 ~ "My New Year's resolution..."

✔︎Skiing: Love, in English by Karina Halle|01/01/18|★★★★
Pg. 132 ~ "Give me tennis, give me skiing, give me horseback riding..."

voodoo


message 36: by Shannon (last edited Jan 24, 2018 04:43PM) (new)

Shannon I'm in!

This challenge is to see if you can find all the words listed below within your reading for the month. You do not need to preselect a level.

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

January:

beach --- Devil in Spring
"Take my advice and find a reason to swoon while your'e at the beach."

cheese --- Devil in Spring
"And macaroni baked with cheese..." Chp11 1.22min

chef

feast --- The Gift
"I avoid them as much as I can--especially on 'feast' day." chp5 pg45

fruit --- His Perfect Partner
"...checking out the fruits of his labor." pg.163

new --- What You Do to Me
"I'm shopping for a new car." chp17 - 7min.

ocean --- Devil in Spring
"...and wide windows opening to a view of the ocean."

outdoor --- His Perfect Partner
"...trained her gaze on the town's park and outdoor sports..." pg.57

resort --- What You Do to Me
"I'll be staying at the Sandals and Grill Spa Resort." chp17 - 6min.

shop --- What You Do to Me
"I'm shopping for a new car." chp17 - 7min.


Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.

calendar --- His Perfect Partner
"... around to look at his desk calendar with alarm."

patrolling
resolution
skiing
voodoo



To prove that you have found the word, please quote the page, percentage or LOC (Kindle) and include the sentence in which it appears.


message 37: by Nicola (last edited Jan 02, 2018 08:22AM) (new)

Nicola | 649 comments I would love to try. This sounds fun! Trying to copy post - do we just put it all in one post?

Monthly Word Hunt
1 - 31 January 2018

This challenge is to see if you can find all the words listed below within your reading for the month. You do not need to preselect a level.

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

Words found: 3/10
Bonus: 0/5

January
beach "They'd rolled out of bed just before midday, had a full-on Sullivan lunch, and the spent the rest of the day horsing around on the beach.
Christmas with You page 442 (ebook)
cheese "A server brought over hot coffee, cream and sugar, and a plate of warm muffins, bagels, cream cheese and jam."
The Forgotten Girls: A Bella DeFranco Mystery LOC 128
chef
feast
fruit
new "I'd asked Santa for a new mom and brothers or sisters for Christmas - I thought he's come through"
Christmas with You LOC 419
ocean
outdoor
resort
shop


Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.

calendar
patrolling
resolution
skiing
voodoo



To prove that you have found the word, please quote the page, percentage or LOC (Kindle) and include the sentence in which it appears.
Christmas with You (Stewart Island, #4) by Tracey Alvarez The Forgotten Girls A Bella DeFranco Mystery (Suburban Murder, #1) by Alexa Steele


message 38: by LaurLa (last edited Feb 10, 2018 05:28PM) (new)

LaurLa | 3328 comments January Word Hunt
January 2018

MY Word Hunt (msg 39)

10 of 10 Words Found
5 of 5 Bonus Words
4 of 5 Books Read

January Words

Finding the Right Girl (Can't Resist, #4) by Violet Duke Cop of the Year (Bayview Heights #1) by Kathryn Shay The Rio Affair by Taylor Lee The Heart of a Mercenary (Shadow Soldiers #1) by Loreth Anne White Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

✔🌸beach: Finding the Right Girl - Violet Duke
calibre loc: 236.2 ~ It involves a really pretty beach.
Read: 01.02 ★★★
✔🌸cheese: Cop of the Year - Kathryn Shay
calibre loc: 59.0 ~ Absently spreading her bagel with cream cheese,
Read: 01.31 ★★★
✔🌸chef: Finding the Right Girl - Violet Duke
calibre loc: 76.3 ~ James and I are both line chefs at Le Mille Feuille.
Read: 01.02 ★★★
✔🌸feast: The Rio Affair - Taylor Lee
calibre loc: 223.7 ~ ...panoply of colors creating an olfactory and visual feast.
Read: 01.08 ★★★
✔🌸fruit: The Heart of a Mercenary - Loreth Anne White
calibre loc: 285.5 ~ See the red fruits at the base of the stems?
Read: 01.01 ★★★★
✔🌸new: Cinder - Marissa Meyer
calibre loc: 18.3 ~ They say you’re the best mechanic in New Beijing.
Read: 01.01 ★★★★
✔🌸ocean: The Heart of a Mercenary - Loreth Anne White
calibre loc: 359.6 ~ She could see ocean below them now,
Read: 01.01 ★★★★
✔🌸outdoor: The Heart of a Mercenary - Loreth Anne White
calibre loc: 277.5 ~ Whoever had lived here must have enjoyed outdoor cooking.
Read: 01.01 ★★★★
✔🌸resort: Cop of the Year - Kathryn Shay
calibre loc: 335.4 ~ Okay, I’ll just resort to being my old, prickly self.
Read: 01.31 ★★★
✔🌸shop: Cinder - Marissa Meyer
calibre loc: 38.7 ~ I’ll check with the local shops.
Read: 01.01 ★★★★

Bonus Words

Finding the Right Girl (Can't Resist, #4) by Violet Duke The Rio Affair by Taylor Lee Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Cop of the Year (Bayview Heights #1) by Kathryn Shay

✔🌸calendar: Finding the Right Girl - Violet Duke
calibre loc: 121.8 ~ He gazed over at the calendar on the wall,
Read: 01.02 ★★★
✔🌸patrolling: The Rio Affair - Taylor Lee
calibre loc: 28.7 ~ We had been regularly patrolling the streets in Sao Paulito.
Read: 01.08 ★★★
✔🌸resolution: Cinder - Marissa Meyer
calibre loc: 424.3 ~ But I have not given up hope that a resolution can be found.
Read: 01.01 ★★★★
✔🌸skiing: Cop of the Year - Katheryn Shay
calibre loc: 278.9 ~ They were taking advantage of the school’s four-day winter break to go skiing.
Read: 01.31 ★★★
✔🌸voodoo: The Rio Affair - Taylor Lee
calibre loc: 271.1 ~ He was particularly proud of his Voodoo Envy H:171 computer.
Read: 01.08 ★★★


message 39: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19614 comments Nicola - just post all in one post like LaurLa above 🙂


message 40: by Calila (new)

Calila | 2744 comments Bonus words are proving tricky this month!


message 41: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19614 comments Calila wrote: "Bonus words are proving tricky this month!"

Oh dear - good luck!!


message 42: by Nicole (new)

Nicole P | 3200 comments Hey Jane,

Just to clarify: it's three words per book for ALL the words? So not three words for regular and then three words for the bonus from one book?


message 43: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19614 comments Hi Nicole - you are allowed a total of 3 words from any one book including the words needed for the bonuses. There is no separate count on the bonuses (they are meant to be harder after all 😝)


message 44: by Christie (last edited Jan 27, 2018 03:28AM) (new)

Christie (christie454) | 92 comments January Monthly Word Hunt

✓ 0-3 words : better luck next time
✓ 3-5 words : warming up
✓ 6-8 words : getting hotter
✓ 9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

10/10 found
✓ Beach: Hunting Ground: So it was with great relief she made it down to the beach, a rocky, wet, and cold stretch of land, and saw Charles shaking himself off. (Page 157/209)
✓ Cheese: On the Prowl: There's bagels and cream cheese in those bags on the table—and no, I don‟t mean to stay. (Chapter 1, page 24/29)
✓ Chef: Silence Fallen: I'm afraid my chef insists that we not dine late. (Chapter 7, page 21/31)
✓ Feast: Silence Fallen: Eventually, Adam's control would fail, and the wolf would feast. (Chapter 7, page 20/31)
✓ Fruit: Cry Wolf: But if there were any around, their scent was camouflaged by the spices and fruit Charles kept in his kitchen. (Page 60/217)
✓ New: On the Prowl: How many new members have come into the pack since you? (Chapter 2, page 7/30)
✓ Ocean: Cry Wolf: Charles took off his backpack, set it on a rock that stuck out of the snow like a whale rising out of the ocean. (Page 102/217)
✓ Outdoor: Cry Wolf: She could see his pulse beat in his throat, and he smelled of the crisp snow-covered outdoors. (Page 70/217)
✓ Resort: Fair Game: But she hadn’t come up with a good explanation for the missing-pet list and she was forced, at last, to resort to words. (Page 12/231)
✓ Shop: On the Prowl: All the wolves Charles didn't know looked like the sort of men who modeled tuxedos at a rental shop. (Chapter 3, page 16/28)

Bonus 5/5 found
✓ Calendar: Stalemate: But you're clearing your calendar. (Page 40/203)
✓ Patrolling: Come Lie with Me: For all she knew Blake had attack dogs patrolling at night. (Page 32/124)
✓ Resolution: Hunting Ground: Resolution gave her strength. (Page 26/209)
✓ Skiing: Hunting Ground: He’s a young German, actually, who was skiing in the Italian Alps and had a bad fall. (Page 107/209)
✓ Voodoo: Silence Fallen: Maybe Bonarata's witch followed voodoo or hoodoo practices. (Chapter 10, page 24/34)

Silence Fallen (02.01.2018): Chef, feast, voodoo
On the Prowl (05.01.2018): Cheese, new, shop
Cry Wolf (06.01.2018): Fruit, ocean, outdoor
Hunting Ground (07.01.2018): Beach, resolution, skiing
Fair Game (07.01.2018): Resort
Stalemate (09.01.2018): Calendar
Come Lie with Me (27.01.2018): Patrolling


message 45: by Mojca (new)

Mojca | 1385 comments Done!


Words found: 10/10
Bonus words found: 5/5
Books completed: 6


1. BEACH — Christmas at Waratah Bay by Marion Lennox ✔ 1 Jan
LOC 764: So he walked through the moonlit paddock, with Bing at his heels, and then he walked over the dividing sand-hills of the beach beyond.

2. CHEESE — The Italian Christmas Bride by Joanne Walsh ✔ 3 Jan
LOC 251: Anyhow, you're in Venice, where you can have panettone with crema di mascarpone and amaretto," he responded, referring to the sweet loaf filled with candied fruits and raisins, served with a sauce made of mascarpone cheese and eggs and a sweet liqueur that was a Christmas staple in Italy.

3. CHEF — Christmas with the Laird by Scarlet Wilson ✔ 3 Jan
LOC 1016: That might not sound like much, but I'm not exactly the world's greatest chef.

4. FEAST — The Italian Christmas Bride by Joanne Walsh ✔ 3 Jan
LOC 242: He's coming back tomorrow with our Christmas feast.

5. FRUIT — The Italian Christmas Bride by Joanne Walsh ✔ 3 Jan
LOC 250: Anyhow, you're in Venice, where you can have panettone with crema di mascarpone and amaretto," he responded, referring to the sweet loaf filled with candied fruits and raisins, served with a sauce made of mascarpone cheese and eggs and a sweet liqueur that was a Christmas staple in Italy.

6. NEW — Christmas with the Laird by Scarlet Wilson ✔ 3 Jan
LOC 67: It's a whole new episode.

7. OCEAN — Christmas at Waratah Bay by Marion Lennox ✔ 1 Jan
LOC 952: The stars were hanging low over the ocean.

8. OUTDOOR — Detective Defender by Marilyn Pappano ✔ 4 Jan
LOC 208: He drove through the freaky, patchy fog, following empty streets past houses where outdoor lights cast dim halos.

9. RESORT — Christmas at Waratah Bay by Marion Lennox ✔ 1 Jan
LOC 778: There was a beach resort just past town.

10. SHOP — A Yorkshire Christmas by Kate Hewitt ✔ 2 Jan
LOC 303: Is there a shop in the village?


Bonus
1. CALENDAR — A Hero to Come Home To by Marilyn Pappano ✔ 5 Jan
LOC 1791: Fumbling in her bag, Therese found her wallet and read je dates off the calendar tucked inside.

2. PATROLLING — A Hero to Come Home To by Marilyn Pappano ✔ 5 Jan
LOC 297: Jumping out of helicopters, patrolling barren desert, interfacing with locals.

3. RESOLUTION — A Yorkshire Christmas by Kate Hewitt ✔ 2 Jan
LOC 612: And with that resolution firm in her mind, Claire drained her wineglass and headed for bed.

4. SKIING — A Hero to Come Home To by Marilyn Pappano ✔ 5 Jan
LOC 1749: Liam's family is going skiing on spring break.

5. VOODOO — Detective Defender by Marilyn Pappano ✔ 4 Jan
LOC 170: You, with all your voodoo and charms and black-magic curses—you think I’m crazy.

Christmas at Waratah Bay (Christmas Around the World, #1) by Marion Lennox A Yorkshire Christmas (Christmas Around the World Series, #2) by Kate Hewitt Christmas with the Laird (Christmas Around the World, #3) by Scarlet Wilson The Italian Christmas Bride (Christmas Around the World, #4) by Joanne Walsh Detective Defender by Marilyn Pappano A Hero to Come Home To (Tallgrass #1) by Marilyn Pappano


message 46: by Nicole (new)

Nicole P | 3200 comments Jane (PS) wrote: "Hi Nicole - you are allowed a total of 3 words from any one book including the words needed for the bonuses. There is no separate count on the bonuses (they are meant to be harder after all 😝)"

Oh my gosh!!! I was so doing this the hard way. Thanks!


message 47: by Georgina (new)

Georgina Parkin (geosbookblog) | 253 comments Finished on #14


message 48: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 19614 comments Congrats Mojca and Georgina!!


message 49: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Clysdale | 112 comments I am reading a book. Outside is out of side and for outdoors they say out of doors. Can I use out of doors for outdoor?


message 50: by Jessica (last edited Jan 10, 2018 08:44PM) (new)

Jessica | 4 comments I'm late to the party but I'm going to give it a shot.

January Monthly Word Hunt

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

0/10 found
beach
cheese
chef
feast
fruit
new
ocean
outdoor
resort
shop

Bonus 0/5 found
calendar
patrolling
resolution
skiing
voodoo


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